In this workshop, Darlene Olivia McElroy will show you that you don’t need a kiln when you work with clay. Together you will be creating clay monoprints & faux wood block prints—designing, painting, layering, embellishing and then mounting them to a substrate.
“After creating clay monoprints and faux wood block prints, we move on to making quick and easy molds and casting dimensional paper clay objects in a variety of ways. We will paint, stain, add metallics to them and then add these 3D and flat embossed paper clay objects to your mounted art and coming up with a great finished piece.” -Darlene Olivia McElroy
Please be sure to check your e-mail purchase receipt for file attachments containing your materials and supply list. Generous pdf. handouts provided by Darlene O. McElroy included with your purchase.
The richly textured mixed media paintings of Darlene Olivia McElroy reflect the vision of an artist whose involvement with man’s primal origins, sins, and religious conflicts has developed an imagery at once sensuously primitive and startlingly sophisticated. Weaving through textural surfaces, found objects, and rich symbolism, the viewer is drawn into a visual world where color plays the role of an atmospheric veil encompassing the personal myths of the artist.
McElroy, born and raised in Southern California, is descended from an old New Mexico family of artists and storytellers. She has been deeply influenced by the summers she spent growing up on her family’s ranch in Santa Fe where the rich tapestry of Hispanic life filled the nights and brightly colored the days. She currently lives in Santa Fe where she enjoys the skies, the color and the art.
Darlene’s Artful Gathering workshops include, Make Your Art Speak, Clay Casting, Impressionable, Incredible Clay, Metallic Hocus Pocus, and Adding to Your Arsenal. Available now on DVD.