October 29, 2014

A Fun New Series Class: Sketchbook Play!

I am THRILLED to announce a brand new series class starting in January,

Sketchbook Play
The Art of Keeping a Visual Journal

Come learn to play, sketch, paint and record your daily life in a handmade book. 

This class is geared for the sketch-phobic, the ultimate beginner,  the "I always meant to", 
the "when I retire", the imperfectly perfect Artist in all of us. 
No experience needed, no magical talents requested,
 just bring your own wonderful self.

In this class we will spend the first week creating our very own long stitch
 bound sketchbook using vintage book covers, hot press watercolor paper,
 and waxed linen thread. This simple bookbinding method is delightful
 because our books will open flat giving us full access to all of our pages. 

Weeks two through six we will learn the basics of contour drawing
using everyday objects as our models. 

We will continue on learning about watercolor techniques, 
hand-lettering, fancy borders and more!

Classes will begin with a demonstration and are followed up with plenty
of work time which includes, coaching, and creative cheerleading from Suki.

We will study and draw botanicals, vintage household curiosities,
gifts from the sea and forest, and anything else that strikes our fancy.

We will embrace recording our daily lives and objects in a visual format, 
which is such a treat to look back through and treasure.

Dates: Wednesday January 7th-February 18th, skipping the week of February 11th.

Time: 6-8:30pm (We may run a little late the last week of class.)

Location: Bird's Eye View Studio, 3934 NE 16th Ave. Portland, OR 97212

Cost: $150 plus a $20 material fee. 

Your material fee covers the cost of your handmade sketchbook and a 02 micron pen. 
There is an additional small supply list of a few brushes, an inexpensive 
set of watercolors and a few pens, which we will discuss during week one.

I'm SUPER excited about this class, and so are others, spots are going fast!
If you are interested in joining us, email me: suki (at) birdseyeviewstudio (dot) com.

If you have always wanted to have a daily sketchbook practice,
but haven't made it happen yet, SIGN UP!
Make and keep your 2015 creative New Year's resolution.

October 22, 2014

Collaged Ice Resin Pendant Class.

Come learn to collage mini masterpieces into silver plated pendant frames,
and then to mix and pour jewelry grade Ice Resin. 
These pendants make wonderful gifts.

November 19th, 6-8pm
Cost is $25, and you will make two pendants.
To register email Suki at suki (at) birdseyeviewstudio (dot) com.

Get a jump on your holiday gift making!

October 13, 2014

Needle Felted Gnome Class.

Get ready, get set, it's…

...that wonderful time of year again, GNOME TIME!
I will be teaching the ever fun Needle Felted Gnome class again this year.
Come learn to turn wonderfully wooly wool roving into adorable fuzzy gnomes.
There are two three classes scheduled here at Bird's Eye View Studio in inner NE Portland.

Saturday, November 8th 10am-12:30pm  Class Full
Additional class added on November 8th, 2-4:30pm!
And Wednesday, December 17th 6pm-8:30pm

If you would like to register, please email me at suki (at) birdseyeviewstudio (dot) com.
Here is the link to see all the listings for all of Suki's classes.

This two an a half hour class is ALWAYS A BLAST! Sign up early to insure a spot.

October 6, 2014

Portland Open Studios: October 11th, 12th, 18th and 19th.

Swing on by Bird's Eye View Studio
 this weekend and next as I participate in Portland Open Studios
I will be demoing scratchboard illustration.
You can also sign up for my classes, sip cider, and buy art.

Portland Open Studios is comprised two amazing weekends where you can 
watch Artists work, ask questions, buy art, and snoop at Artist's creative spaces.

Saturday and Sunday, October 11th, 12th, 18th and 19th, 10-5pm each day.
All ticket info is here, but the easiest thing to do is pick up at map at New Seasons market.
Bird's Eye View Studio is #1 on the map in NE Portland.

Hope to see you here, the chickens are waiting to greet you!