Springtime Art & Celebrations!

Soooooooo this Spring was a very busy and I cannot wait to share it with you! I have had a fabulous creative time with 4 big events.

#1. I was invited to be a part of a very well organzied Gypsy-Bohemian-Anne of Green Gables day for a lovely young lady and her friends. I hand painted 11 journals, where the party goers were to finish off the eyes, hair and mixed media embellishments . Plus I had some time to create and inspire with these adventure goers.IMG_2507 #2. I had the pleasure of teaching three 1.5 hour workshops with 90 young women of leadership that will be heading into high school next year. I created a mini introduction art/bullet journal for them to work in. I wanted it to be a way of taking some of the stress off of moving up to the older grades and having more classes in their schedules, while keeping it fun and friendly.


#3. NEW Art Instalment: I was invited to create some bright & fun art on canvas to be displayed at our local Menchies in a local shopping area called Morgan Crossing (ADDRESS: 15775 Croydon Drive, Unit 120, Surrey, BC V3S 0G2). The ceiling is very high and the walls are large, so I went out and bought a few large blank canvases and new paints 😉 . All of the painting are for sale and once they sell, I get to instal new painting!!! Therefore I invite you all to come on down to South Surrey, BC, have some refreshing treats and gaze upon the fun work. My largest piece , ‘Clowning Around’ which is 3 feet by 4 feet, is one of my most favourite paintings that I have ever done!

AND THEN #4 after the ART was hung, it was time to play and celebrate my birthday! Thank you for sharing in my adventures and for all of your support! xoxoxo

Creating a Tim Holtz inspired art journal (video)

CLICK photo below for workshop details on Facebook or visit my ‘workshops’ page on this website: facebook-Nicci-cover-Tim-Holtz-Grunge-Journal

Playing with Jane… Facebook LIVE !

journal-2017-jan-19 I had fun online today playing with Jane Davenport’s new art supply line.

I hope you like it! I cannot wait to figure out how to do picture in picture with a LIVE feed.

 

I’ve got serious GRUNGE LOVE for Mark Montano…

Mark-ATC-swap-2017Join me in Mark Montano’s ATC Swap!

CLICK HERE for details 

Art in the Valley….. what could be better?

Congratulations Freda & Hap Hap Happy Birthday!!!!

Grand Opening today at Zealous Art Studio in Langley, B. C. (104-20218 Fraser Highway)
Wishing you all the very best Freda. Congratulations on opening your fabulously creative space!
I am looking forward to teaching classes in the new year! 😊🎨😜

See you all next Friday & Saturday at our 10th annual Creative Finds handmade marketplace!

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Checking out my Glitzy Gals in a wind storm (ART VLOG #11)

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You can also SHOP ONLINE 🙂

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Happy Monday everyone,

I hope you had a fabulous weekend!

It is an indoor kind of day today.   What did you do to celebrate your Monday?

Keep smiling & creating, Nicci

Time to GET your ART ON!

Nothing helps you transition into Fall better than a classroom full of creativity, laughter and similar souls!   TODAY you can sign yourself or your kids up for one (or more) on my juicy workshops! I cannot wait to have you JOIN the FUN!

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SEMIAHMOO ART SOCIETY: South Surrey Rec & Arts Centre

(14601 – 20th Ave, Surrey, BC.)

To register call (604) 501-5100 or CLICK here and type SSRAC in the search.

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
********PLUS********
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