*Online Classes & Workshops*
I have a separate website devoted to my online workshops
and free tutorials. Visit this site for all my online offerings: http://www.alittlecreativespace.com/
* In person Workshops & Classes *
I hope to see you in a workshop soon! Please email me about any of the classes I teach listed below. My studio is located in Bradenton, Florida and I would be happy to accomodate small groups there. Or I can come and teach your group in your space. Email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Accordion Fabric Panel Book
Starting with 8 canvas panels, we will gather images on a theme and cover our panels with fabric and trims. Image transfers (like the one you see of the photo of my mom, above) can be created first if you like, and I will help you with that process. This class is based on a wonderful workshop I took with Leslie Riley, and the sample book you see below, created by me, was published in The Art of Fabric Books. The panels are placed back to back when completed, with a ribbon binding to create the accordion fold.
This class is held from 10:00am-3:30 or 4:00pm with lunch included in the price of the workshop (5 hour class with lunch = $75)
This is an ALL day class that will include a break for looking at all the art and class samples in Lenna's studio, plus includes a lovely lunch (please let me know of any dietary restrictions you have). You'll learn how to make a star book, which has a sewn Coptic binding, and you will also have time to stamp and decorate the entire book according to your own theme and colors. Bring whatever items you wish to include (photos, papers, ephemera) or use my supplies. Click on the thumbnails above for a sample book. What a wonderful gift this would make for someone very special, or yourself! You'll leave the class with a completely finished, beautiful star book.
The class is held from 10:00am - 3:30/4:00pm with a break for lunch.
(5-6 hour class = $75 including lunch)
In this class you will learn how to make Quilties ~ small art quilts, often used for the pages of a soft fabric book. A fabric page or quiltie is a small work of fabric art that’s fun to make but uses only the smallest amounts of fabric, trims, beads and other embellishments.
During class we'll go over
sewn and non-sewn quilties, how to get started making one, themes, what a
quiltie consists of, and what you can incorporate when making one. This is a
great project for all your little treasured bits & pieces! You will make a
number of quilties during the class (typically 4-6) and Lenna will show you how
you can easily put them all together to create a wonderful little book. Or, you
can save your quilties and use them as part of a larger art quilt, or something
See more photos of a finished Quiltie book I made in this photo album on my flickr photo site.
(5 hour class with lunch = $75)
The No-Sew Fabric Book . . . as featured in Expression Magazine - September/October 2004
This is a class based on an accordion-style Fabric book I created. It was featured in Expression Magazine, September/October 2004 issue, pages 68-71. You are welcome to bring your own fabric, or use mine. We will add lace, trim, and charms. We'll hand sew, fuse and use mostly glue to put our books together. You will be able to create a fabric book with little or no sewing! For all levels of fabric collage experience. If you took my Image Transfer class or have fabric transfers of your own that you've made, you can bring them along to add to your book. (3 hour class = $50)
The ATC Book . . . as featured in Expression Magazine - May/June 2005
We will create 8 Artist Trading Cards and a book with a fabric cover to keep them in. The ATC's will become the pages for our book when we place them in clear pockets. We'll do some easy silk ribbon embroidery sewing on the cover and a bit of fabric stamping too. Learn many different quick backgrounds to make beautiful Artist Trading cards and create a unique book filled with vintage ARTchix Studio and Alpha Stamp images. You will find Lenna's ATCs published on the Cover of the May/June 2005 issue of Expression Magazine!
(5 hour class with lunch = $75)
Expand your fun with ATCs (artist trading cards) by using fabric! In this class you'll learn how to create fabric ATCs with no stitching at all (we'll use glue instead) and hand-sewing. I'll also bring my sewing machine so that you can machine sew a few! We can try some already made fabric transfers as the base for our ATCs. I'll give you some history and information on artist trading cards, and we'll use ARTchix fabric and Alpha Stamps fabric images. At the end of the class there will be the opportunity to swap some of the ATCs we've made . . . . that is, if you can give them up!
(2 - 3 hour class = $35 - $45)
Painted & Stamped Silk Scarves
Lenna's silk scarf was published in the book New Techniques for Wearable Art by: Ricë Freeman-Zachery in September of 2004. Come to this class and learn how to paint and stamp on silk. It's fun, easy to do, permanent when heat set, and beautiful!
(Two silk scarves are included in the cost of class)
(3.5 hour class = $60 including supplies)
This class will give you ideas on how to start a collage and finish it, based on various background techniques credited to Claudine Hellmuth. We will combine acrylic paints with a variety of household products to create wonderful backgrounds for canvas collages using masking tape, tissue paper, rubbing alcohol, baking soda and plastic wrap. We will experiment with backgrounds and start a collage in the shorter 3 hour class and we'll have time to do a bit more and finish a collage or two with the longer 5 hour class. Please bring to class: 2 – 3 canvas boards of any size from very small up to 12” x 12”, assorted collage material that you’d like to include (optional), and 8oz of Golden brand matte or gel medium. A few photos from a couple of my canvas collage technique classes are here.
*The 5 hour class with lunch, from 11am-4pm allows plenty of time to create lots of backgrounds and a finished collage. The shorter 3 hour class is enough time to create a number of backgrounds to work on at a later time.
(3 hour class - $50 per student)
(5 hour class with lunch = $75 per student )
Nature Printing on Fabric
Wow! Learn how to stamp on fabric with real leaves and flowers for a beautiful, natural look. We'll use fabric paints and nature items that you've collected (or use some of mine). Please bring 3 or 4 pieces of cloth or clothing items to class. Cloth must be pre-washed with no fabric softener added for best results. Lighter colored fabrics are easiest to print, but certain paints can print on top of darker fabrics too. Natural fibers work best. I will go over heat setting instructions in detail so your fabric stamping will last!
(3 hour class = $50)
Altered Books: Beyond the Basics
Join me for a 3 hour workshop on Altered Books where we will use eyelets, vellum, transparencies, watercolor crayons & chalk inks, fabric, fringe & beads. Learn how to make windows and doors in our books, including spider web windows. We'll have lots of ARTchix Studio and Alpha Stamps items to play with too! You must BRING your own book to alter and you are welcome to bring anything else you'd like to add.
(3 hour class = $50)
The Origami Tag Book . . .
as featured in ARTitude Zine - Autumn 2004
This is a fantastic “book” with pages based on an ancient origami fold. The covers open up to show off a tea house top. Inside are many stamped and decorated tags that you can pull down to reveal what they say. It’s based on an old fortune telling/ornamental Asian book. this book is amazing, but not hard to do in class with Lenna. Published in the Autumn 2004 issue of ARTitude Zine.
(3 hour class = $50.00)
Additional classes are available - just ask!
Creatively yours, lenna young andrews