Tuesday, January 28, 2014

2014 Workshops

 
Wabi Sabi Enchantment 
                            A five day mixed media retreat with   
Serena Barton and Leighanna Light May 17-23, 2014 Taos, New Mexico



Please join us for a very special 5 day retreat in beautiful Taos NM! You will learn all about working with encaustics, texture, color, photo transfers, bookbinding, surface design and much more. For specific details about each class, please message me at lklight@copper.net, or sign up here-
www.serenabarton.com/classes

Friday, May 16 arrive in Taos, welcome dinner 5 PM
Saturday, May 17  Encaustic Painting with Mixed Media
Sunday, May 18   Encaustic Collage and Photo Transfers
Monday, May 19  Free day
Tuesday, May 20 Lily’s Book, charming canvas book with pockets
Wednesday, May 21 Lily’s book continued

ThE FinE PriNt
The cost for this 5 day retreat is $800, and includes a welcome dinner, 4 lunches, 4 days of workshops taught by Serena and Leighanna. A $300 deposit is required to hold your space,  deposits are non-refundable, however you are welcome to sell your spot. Balance is due by April 1st- no foolin’! You can pay by check, paypal or a credit card. Please sign up early, classes are limited to 12 students. We will provide some supplies, but you will need to bring a few things. A supply list, along with a list of lodging and transportation options will be sent upon registration. Workshops will be held at my private studio in Ranchos De Taos.
To register, please contact Leighanna at lklight@copper.net, or 505-369-4777
Or Serena at www.serenabarton.com/classes
Hope you can join us!



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 MiXeD MeDiA ArT WoRKsHoPs 
 with 
 Leighanna Light Taos, NM, 2014




EXPLORING TEXTURE March 8-9, 9:30-4:30

I just love to create beautiful texture, and this one is all about texture, contrast and color! In this workshop we will create 2 gorgeous, one of a kind shrines using fabric scraps, clay, paint, ink and scrap wood. You will learn all about composition, object placement, mold making, fabric sculpting, and a variety of techniques to create rich and interesting textures. My shrines are all approximately 8” x 6”.  Please join us for a messy, fun day of art making!

THE ARCHIVIST’S RELIC March 29-30, 9:30-4:30

In this 2 day workshop you will learn how to make this simple, sweet little chunky book using only watercolor paper, found metal and embellishments. The book is approximately 4 x 3 inches.
You will learn how to work with found metal, how to create beautiful textures and surfaces using gesso and ink, as well as distressing, punching, altering, and cold connecting. Join us for a fun day of art making and use this book to record your special dreams, goals and thoughts that are close to your heart.

FUNKY DWELLINGS September 13, 9:30-4:30
In this workshop we will create our very own imaginary village using a variety of techniques to build thick deep layers on canvas. We will use paint, paper, fabric, fibers, found objects and gel to create amazing depth and dimension. Learn many new tips and tricks including how to obtain a beautiful encaustic look without using messy hot wax and crock pots. Please join us for a fun, relaxing day of inspiration and art making! This is a project oriented workshop. You should be able to leave with at least one finished canvas, 3 if you work fast!

If you can't make it to Taos, you can also find me at these wonderful art retreats....


February 7-9,  2014
Art In The Desert, Tucson Az
http://www.artretreatinthedesert.com/

March 8-9
Weekend workshop in Taos, NM, Exploring Texture
Please message me for details

March 29-30
Weekend workshop in Taos NM, The Archivists' Relic
Please message me for details

April 6-12
Hacienda Mosaico. Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
http://www.haciendamosaico.com/ws_29.html

April 25-27
Ephemera Paducah, Paducah, Kentucky
http://www.ephemerapaducah.com/

April 27- May 4
Art Is You, Memphis
http://www.art-is-you.com/mysitecaddy/site3/artis...dixiegeneralinformation.htm

May 17-23
Wabi Sabi Enchantment, 5 day workshop in Taos, NM with Serena Barton & Leighanna Light
Please message me for details

July 9-13
Create Somerset NJ
http://www.createmixedmediaretreat.com/

August 28- 8/5
Art Unraveled Phoenix Az.
http://artunraveled.com/

August 13-17
Create, Lisle, IL
http://www.createmixedmediaretreat.com/

September 13-14
2 day workshop in Taos, NM, Funky Dwellings
Please message me for details

October, 2014, exact dates TBA
Create, Seattle, Wa,
http://www.createmixedmediaretreat.com/

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

2013 Workshops

Oh my poor neglected blog! It seems like I'm either busy teaching or busy packing & I never have time to post anymore. There will be a new website coming soon, stay tuned- in the meantime, this is where I will be this year if you'd like to take a workshop... hope to see you this year!

2013 TEACHING SCHEDULE

March 23, Faux Etching, 1 day class in Taos NM
Please contact me at lklight@copper.net for more information

April 3-7, Art Is You, Nashville
http://www.art-is-you.com/mysitecaddy/site3/artis...nashvilleworkshops.htm

April 27, The Construction of An Art Book, 1 day class in Taos NM
Please contact me at lklight@copper.net for more information

May 18, Birds Gone Wild, 1 day class in Taos NM
Please contact me at lklight@copper.net for more information

May 29-June 2, Create! Irvine, CA
http://www.cvent.com/events/create-mixed-media-retreat-orange-county-2013/custom-17-fad18264218348169857de3256fe09bb.aspx

July 16-19, Create! Somerset, NJ
http://www.cvent.com/events/create-mixed-media-retreat-new-jersey-2013/custom-17-e263eacbcd59404bb6a29d2b1e91f1cb.aspx

July 31-Aug. 3, Art Unraveled, Phoenix, Az
http://artunraveled.com/ARTU13/AUworkshops.htm

August 20-24, Create! Lisle, Il
http://www.cvent.com/events/create-mixed-media-retreat-chicago-2013/custom-17-fcbc034d9b9c40ab9bdada75dec44dc4.aspx?Refid=cre8130226

Friday, May 11, 2012

Create mixed media art retreats- blog hop!





And finally, class samples from my Birds gone wild class on Saturday, June 1st at Create in Irvine CA. Hope to see you there! Hope you can make it! And while you're at it, hop on over to these other fabulous blogs- incredible teachers & classes!

Create mixed media art workshops, Irvine, CA





Class samples from Beyond the vintage metal deck class- I will be teaching this on Thursday, May 31st at Create in Irvine

Create mixed media art workshops, Irvine, CA




These are class samples from my Archivists' Relic class. I will be teaching this on Wednesday, May 30th at Create in Irvine, CA

CREATE WORKSHOPS, IRVINE CA

And sign up now for any of the fabulous workshops offered at Create in Irvine, Ca!



We had so much fun last year, on our day off we visited Venice Beach- what a trip! Here are just a few pictures....while you're at it, hop on over to these other fabulous blogs- incredible teachers & classes!

Thursday, April 26, 2012




This is your last chance this year to take a workshop with Leighanna Light here in Taos!
There are only a few spaces left in the Vintage Metal Deck class, this Saturday & Sunday, April 28-29. Learn how to work with metal, surface design, image transferring, cold connecting, collage, composition, texturing metal, & much more. This class is filled with many tips & techniques that you can also incorporate into your own art work. For more information, please contact me at lklight@copper.net. Hope you can join us!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Small Studio Workshops






In less than 3 weeks, I will be teaching in Ohio at Small Studio. If you've never been there, check out her store, she has the most wonderful stuff!
On Friday, I will be teaching Hellooo Dolly, Saturday is Beyond the Vintage Metal Deck & Sunday we will be making a small book called the Archivists' Relic. There are just a few spaces left in each class, so be sure to sign up soon! Here are a few pics from past classes...

Friday, March 30, 2012

TAOS NM ART WORKSHOPS





April Workshops at the Taos Art Space
With mixed media artist Leighanna Light

THE ARCHIVISTS’ RELIC---April 7-8, 2012, 9:30 - 4:30
In this 2 day workshop you will learn how to make a simple, sweet little chunky book (approximately 2x3 inches) using only watercolor paper, found metal & embellishments.
You will learn how to work with found metal- distressing, punching, altering & adding embellishments without glue, & how to create beautiful textures & surfaces using gesso & ink.
Join us for a fun day of art making & use this book to record your special dreams, goals, & thoughts that are close to your heart.

BIRDS GONE WILD ---April 14th, 2012, 9:30 - 4:30
Not quite sure what to do with the mounds of junk....oops...I mean, treasures that have been accumulating in your studio? Have you been afraid to use that vintage tin, saving it for the “perfect” project?
Well dig it all up & bring it to this class, where we will create the wackiest flock of birds you’ve ever seen!
Add to your cold connecting, assemblage & composition skills, but most of all, learn how to let go of perfection, let loose & have a blast!
You will leave with at least 3 totally unique, one of a kind birds. (the birds that you make in class can be any size, depending on the size of metal that you bring. Most of mine are around 8” x 5”).

BEYOND THE VINTAGE METAL DECK----April 28- 29, 2012, 9:30-4:30
In this 2 day workshop we will create a large deck of 10 metal cards, each 6 by 3 inches, on which we will explore a variety of ways to use & distress metal, cloth, paper & found objects, You will receive in depth instruction on how to work with metal including...-applying texture to metal -metal transfers -a variety of ways to forge, distress & mark metal -how to add ink & paint as a design element -how to use a variety of patinas to change the look of the metal -alternative ways to attach objects your work without using glue -brand new metal altering techniques -how to correctly use tools & products -how to master object placement, composition & problem solving -how to add texture & depth to your work -composition & design concepts -a variety of new surface design techniques, and how to create a cohesive, themed project You will leave with a unique, beautifully embellished art deck that can be bound by decorative wire or transformed into a book or sculpture if you wish.

Please contact Leighanna Light at lklight@copper.net to register. If you’d like to see more of my work, please go to www.thingmakerstudio.blogspot.com

Friday, March 2, 2012

Workshops at Ginny Small Studio

New classes here- I'm so excited about these new workshops at Ginny Small Studio!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Hellooo Dolly




There are only a few spaces left for this class in Taos, coming up on March 3-4th. If you plan to come, please let me know soon, we may have to move this over to the Taos art space if we have more then 8 people- a wonderful problem to have!
A little history about this workshop, when I first started teaching this workshop 3 or 4 years ago, it was originally named "Resurrecting Charlotte". I changed the name to Hellooo Dolly this year when I heard that some of you thought that we were working with frozen Charlotte dolls & that the dolls were much smaller. I absolutely love working on these dolls, there truly is something so cathartic about destroying pretty dolls, mucking them up & reinventing them to make them my own! I'm working on a new batch now & it's really difficult to get anything else done!
One more thing- just in case you were were wondering about this...I've recently received several emails from you, asking if I am now hiring someone else to teach this class... the answer is NO!- I can assure you that I love to teach & would never ever hire anyone to teach my classes! There is so much work involved in developing a workshop- from creating the initial concept, making samples, photographing, writing descriptions, writing up a reasonable supply list, to finally sending in the proposals. The true prize, or dessert, as I like to call it, is finally getting into the classroom to teach the class. Having the honor of watching amazing, creative, talented women put their own spin on my little class & taking it to places that I couldn't even dream of is such an awesome gift, I wouldn't give that up for anything!
Have a beautiful weekend everyone!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Still a few spaces left...

There are still a few spaces left in my Vintage metal deck class this weekend here in Taos, Feb. 4th & 5th...don't miss it!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

BIRDS GONE WILD, MARCH 24TH, 2012, TAOS, NM





Here are the descriptions & photos for each workshop. Please email me at leighannalight@gmail.com for price, supply list & more info

BIRDS GONE WILD

Not quite sure what to do with the mounds of junk....oops...I mean, treasures that have been accumulating in your studio?  Have you been afraid to use that vintage tin, saving it for the “perfect” project? 
Well dig it all up & bring it to this class, where we will create the wackiest flock of birds you’ve ever seen!
Add to your cold connecting, assemblage & composition skills, but most of all, learn how to let go of perfection, let loose & have a blast!
You will leave with at least 3 totally unique, one of a kind birds. (the birds that you make in class can be any size, depending on the metal that you bring. Most of mine are around 8” x 5”).
 

THE ARCHIVISTS RELIC, APRIL 7-8, 2012, TAOS, NM




Here are the descriptions & photos for each workshop. Please email me at leighannalight@gmail.com for price, supply list & more info 

The Archivist’s Relic
In this 2 day workshop you will learn how to make this simple, sweet little chunky book (approximately 2x3 inches) using only watercolor paper, found metal & embellishments.
You will learn how to work with found metal-  distressing, punching, altering & adding embellishments without glue, & how to  create beautiful textures & surfaces using  gesso & ink.
Join us for a fun day of artmaking & use this book to record your special dreams, goals, & thoughts that are close to your heart.