My upcoming ART CLASSES for Adults

Date: Tuesday Jun 14   (Part 1)
Time: 10 am – 12:30 pm

Cost: $28.00 + tax

Date: Monday Jun 20 (Part 2)
Time: 10 am – 12:30 pm
Cost: $28.00 + tax

Instructor: Nicci (Dot C.A.) Battilana
What to learn how to make your very own unique stamps for your art journals, card making, etc?

JOIN US for this fun workshop!

No previous carving experience is necessary. In this workshop we will be working on basic shapes and images. In a later class (June 20) we will work on carving words & short phrases.

SUPPLIES to bring to class:
– art journal (page size approx 8’x10′) (FYI: Instructor will be using a Dylusions journal) or plain paper to sketch out ideas on and test your stamps with.
– craft sheet
– paper towel
– 1-3 of your favourite ink pads
– tracing paper
– pencil & eraser
– a fine line or medium point permanent black marker.
– X-Acto blade
– cutting mat
– clear tape
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Maggie will be taking orders for the following supplies at the shop. Therefore please contact her ASAP to place your supply orders for:
– Speedball Linozips Safety Cutter (set/5) ~ designed for the safer ‘pull’ method of carving. (if unavailable, Maggie will be ordering in the stamp carving set, which have ‘push’ blades).
– Speedball speedycut rubber blocks (size 4×5.5)

or Safety-kut blocks (size 4×6)

** Please note that we will be talking about carving/cutting safety prior to any stamp creation in this class. Nicci Battilana and/or Country Lane cannot be held responsible for any harm that may come to you while taking this workshop. **

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Date: Tue May 31
Time: 10 am – 12:30 pm
Cost: $28.00 + tax
Instructor: Nicci (Dot C.A.) Battilana
SUPPLIES to bring to class:
– art journal (page size approx 8’x10′) (FYI: Instructor will be using a Dylusions journal)
– 1 page in your journal with NO gesso prep work 🙂
– Acrylic PAINT: black
* Dylusions: Fresh Lime, & vibrant turquoise
* PRIMA Art Alchemy in ‘metallique green olive’ & ‘metallique steampunk copper’
* Dina Wakely MEDIA paints in: White (fine tip applicator), Ruby & Blackberry Violet
– Tim Holtz Distress Crayon in Walnut Stain,
– Tim Holtz Distress ink pad in ‘Walnut Stain’ or ‘Vintage Photo’ .
– Tim Holtz Distress Stain in Black Soot
– Tim Holtz Distress Spray in fossilized amber
– Tim Holtz small rectangle stencils in steampunk clockwork & the harlequin pattern.
– Fineline applicator filled with fluid black acrylic paint (fine tip, 20 gauge/0.5 mm)
– Elegant Writer pen in 2.0 with black ink
– KROMA crackle or other thick white crackle paste
– heat gun
– craft sheet
– baby wipes
– water container
– variety of paint brushes including a fine liner
– paper towel
– STICKLES in ‘Diamond’ & ‘Black Diamond’
– palette knife or scraper
Date:           Thursday June 2
Time:           10 am – 12:30 pm
Cost:           $28.00 + tax
Instructor:   Nicci (Dot C.A.) Battilana
SUPPLIES to bring to class:
– art journal (page size approx 8’x10′) (FYI: Instructor will be using a Dylusions journal)
– 1 page in your journal with a layer of gesso prep work 🙂
– col-erase sketch pencil
– china marker pencil in black
– water colour crayon in light blue
– Acrylic PAINT: black, light blue & brown
   * Dylusions: Fresh Lime, & crushed grape
   * PRIMA Art Alchemy in ‘metallique green olive’ & ‘metallique steampunk copper’
   * Dina Wakely MEDIA paints in: White (fine tip applicator), & Ruby
– Tim Holtz Distress Stain in Peeled Paint
– Elegant Writer pen in 2.0 with black ink
– STICKLES in ‘Diamond’ & ‘Black Diamond’
– KROMA crackle or other thick white crackle paste
– palette knife or scraper
– heat gun
– craft sheet
– baby wipes
– water container
– variety of paint brushes including a fine liner
– paper towel

Please call the shop to secure your place!
Country Lane
#102-17665 66a Ave
Surrey, BC V3V2T8
(604) 574-9088

 

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Reaching out…

Today I am choosing to reach even further.

I had a great 2015 in the art world, with teaching, Hosting another Art Retreat, spending time with other creative souls, pushing my art beyond what it had been and so much more.

I used to play it safe with my art, keeping it all friendly so as not to offend anyone by pushing their acceptable boundaries. Last Fall I pushed a bit further with my Alice in Wonderland characters, but it needs to go even further.

I teach my students to PUSH themselves creatively. That there is no need for ‘art’ to look ‘real’ to look ‘life-like’. What not have two wonky eyes on your character, why not have 9 wonky eyes….lol?

There has been these feathered & furry friends that keep wanting to jump into my art, but I was denying them entry. What the heck for? You may have seen this recent doodle that I shared on my InstagramIMG_6297

Well, this last Saturday I ended up in my friend James Picard‘s art studio & another bird wanted into the painting, but the poor thing was deceased. I kept telling it ‘no’, as I could not paint a dead bird into my creation. It would just be too morbid. However, she just would not leave me alone.

My first doodle of her in the ladies hair, just wasn’t flowing correctly. James suggested creating in a figure 8 style, like the infinity sign. So I erased my bird doodle and tried to re-draw her alive and flying out of the ladies hair. It just would not work. The little birdie wanted to be dead, but she said ‘please cradle me with love within your painting’. Crazy, right?

Well, here she is (see below). The painting is not yet complete, but WOW, it works! Don’t you think it works?

So, now I am committed to listening to my creative spirit more than I have ever done in the past.

… and with that being said, … today I am submitting my application for a local Pop-UP Art Studio, where I can paint all day and invite others to come & paint with me.  Fingers Crossed !!!