Program with Punch

Wow! Linda’s program presentation was so chock full of information and ideas that my brain is still recovering from being stuffed!

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May 20th Program

This months program presenter will be our own Linda Hawkins! Linda will share her mixed media knowledge with a “mixed bag” demo that promises to inspire and educate you with a variety of techniques. You’re sure to go home with some great ideas that you can incorporate into your next piece…perhaps you’ll be inspired to create something you can enter in our first group exhibition at the Cultural Center of Ponte Vedra in August!

Don’t forget to bring your challenge projects in early for viewing and voting.

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And the Winners Are….

Great time at the reception for “Less is More” at Reddit Arts today. Good food, good company and great art.
First Place – Wendy Sullivan ” “Hold Fast”
2nd Place- Joyce Gabiou “Light and Airy”
3rd Place – Francesca Tabor-Miolla “Reluctant Obsession”
Honorable Mentions: Leslie Kruzicki, Sharon Kuhn and Kathy Plante

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Kevin Tobin will Return

Kevin is returning to give us a newly minted two day workshop on mono printing with Golden Open Acrylics and QoR Watercolors using Geli Plates and plexiglass plates. See our Workshops page for more about the fun and details.

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This Workshop is FULL

Illusion of Metal Mini Workshop The Illusion of Metal workshop, taught by Kathy Plante, is a mixed media foray into creating the look of riveted industrial metal with a few simple materials and a set of soft metalworking tools. You will learn how to emboss and patina soft metal creating yards of textured “steel” which you will use to cover a small box, transforming it into a piece of industrial art. This technique will give your mixed media pieces a heavy duty, edgy look characteristic of urban metal grunge and is a great addition to your mixed media “toolbox” of techniques.

Each student will go home with a finished box, a length of “industrial steel” and your own set of metal working tools so you can make more “steel” at home.

The workshop will be Saturday June 10th at the JGMS building in Mandarin, from 10:00-3:00

The workshop requires that Kathy purchase tools in advance so we are asking for paid signups IMMEDIATLY if you don’t want to miss out on this class!

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Kevin Tobin’s Golden Presentation

Kevin Tobin outdid himself presenting a wonderful Golden Acrylics Seminar for members and guests of SoMMA (Society of Mixed Media Artists) on Friday. It is impossible to take in all the info at one time, so we will be inviting Kevin back to give us an actual workshop using Golden Acrylics. Got terrific samples from Golden as well!!! (Francesca Tabor-Miolla‘s post) See Photos below:













Extending your Paints

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Winners of the SoMMA (Society of Mixed Media Artists) CHALLENGE. Left to right: Sharon Kuhn 2nd place, Joyce Gabiou 1st place and Barbara Milon 3rd place.
Each bi-monthly SoMMA meeting Leslie and Francesca present a ‘challenge’ for any member who would like to participate. Membership votes on winning pieces. Just for fun but you should see some of the absolutely fantastic art work that comes of a simple challenge. Pam and Evelyn have joined the ‘Challenge Committee’, see below!!

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