Sunday, December 7, 2014

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The Madeline Island School of the Arts campus

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Madeline Island School of the Arts

Last year I was invited to teach in Wisconsin. Being from Florida, I was a little afraid of how cold it could be in Wisconsin. Jenna assured me that they had a "season" at MISA and that it was in the summer. She assured me that LaPointe would not be freezing in August. This workshop would be more than the typical weekend long class that I am used to teaching, it would be a week-long class where the students have the opportunity to stay on the campus. To eat, sleep, and breath art, to be completely immersed in the experience. How wonderful would that be? When students stay on campus, they have 24-hour studio access. Late night with friends, music and a bottle of wine, or early birds with coffee and the glory of early morning.

Something for Everyone

If you wanted to come to the Island and take my collage class, you could always bring a friend. MISA offers more than one class in more than one discipline at a time. Class offerings often include photography, quilting, creative writing, and more. The concept behind the multiple class offerings is that you could bring a friend or a family member and they might find a simultaneous class that interests them.
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Photography

At the same time that I teach my Paper Paintings mixed media collage workshop this summer, Tony Sweet will be teaching a photography workshop titled  “The Interpretive Landscape of Madeline and the Apostle Islands”  In this workshop students use a DSLR, mirror-less, or iPhone camera, to find innovative solutions that add depth and emotion to your images. What an amazing opportunity to experience a guided tour of the area and all its beauty while learning about taking better images of it in the process. This class would be beneficial for photographers of all abilities.

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Quilting

Also during the week I will be teaching at MISA, your friend or family member might enjoy a quilting workshop  taught by Jacquie Gering, president of the Modern Quilt Guild. Quilters won't want to miss Jacquie's Composing with Lines” 

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Sharing the Experience

Sharing the week-long experience with a friend can be the perfect art immersion vacation. Whether you take my class: Paper Paintings, the photo class or the quilt class, sharing accommodations and meals with a friend or family member allows you to compare notes at the end of the day. Talking about what you learned over dinner with other like minded artists and photographers can be a very rewarding experience in and of itself. How amazing is it to be surrounded by people with similar interests who are just as excited about spending the time on beautiful Madeline Island as you are!
 

Connections

For more information on my workshops visit Facebook page for a complete listing of classes. No Facebook account required.
 


Thank You for being a part of my Art Journey, Elizabeth

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Black Friday DENY DEALS

DENY Designs Wall Tapestry "Big Journey"

DENY has my collage artwork images available on products for the home. Their website is easy to navigate, their products are top notch, and their color is impeccable.

They are offering a great deal for Black Friday gift giving:


See ALL my images on ALL their products here:
http://www.denydesigns.com/collections/artist/ar-elizabeth-st-hilaire-nelson



Thank You
for being
a part of my
Art Journey,
Elizabeth

Friday, November 14, 2014

Monday, November 3, 2014

A Visit to the Norman Rockwell Museum


This week I visited my Western Mass family. I endured the blustery cold wind and an hour drive to Stockbridge in order to take in the Norman Rockwell Museum and his Art Studio.

You can read all about it here.

Thank You
for being a part of
my Art Journey,

Elizabeth

A Visit to the Eric Carle Museum


This week I spent time in New England with my family. Yesterday I took my nephews to visit the Eric Carle Museum of Children's Picture Book Art.

You can read all about it here. 

Thank You
for being a part of my
Art Journey, Elizabeth

Friday, October 24, 2014

Painting Paper Digital Download



Tried and true techniques for painting your own decorative papers for scrapbooking, art journaling, gift wrap and tissue, place cards, mobiles, and more! 60 pages of full color photos with step-by-step instruction. Available as a digital download or print on demand TODAY!


December Sedona Workshop



It's that time of year again, Sedona is calling! Join me in my favorite place on the planet, we still have a couple of spots left for my December Workshop Weekend at the lovely Sedona Art Center, located right in Uptown. 

Sedona, AZ is one of the most beautiful places on earth. If you have never been to Sedona, you are in for a treat. The amazing 360ยบ views of red rocks will take your breath away. There are plenty hiking and walking trails among the rocks as well. There are still slots left in this class!

December 5/6/7 2014
10am-4pm
Sedona Art Center



The Sedona Arts Center (above) offers workshops and classes in every medium and is located in the heart of this art community. They feature a gallery of student work where you can see some fantastic samples of what folks are creating in class.


Interior Photograph of Lark Art Gallery [Sedona, Arizona]

You will also enjoy art abounding in a number of galleries and shops such as the LARK art gallery pictured above. They carry some of my Paper Paintings animal collages and are located in the Hozho Center. There will be an opening reception at LARK gallery I'll be there sipping wine and visiting with fans of my collage art and whimsical animal art, which Lark is known for.

Click here for information about the Lark ARt Gallery





Sedona Art and Shopping Tours: Director, Tatia Fick
The last time I was in Sedona, I took an art tour of three working artists studios with Tatia Flick (above) and I have to say that it was a fantastic way to spend the day! Tatia is an amazing host and she drives you around to the artists studios, giving you a view of Sedona neighborhoods and back roads. She also does shopping tours! What could be better. ? Tatia is a sweetheart, you will love spending the day with her.

Click here for Sedona Art Tours Website




About 45 min from Sedona is Jerome, an amazing old mining town that is now a plethora of art galleries and unique shops and restaurants that wind their way straight up a mountain! If you have time, it's a great day trip!

Click here for Jerome, AZ info



We took the kids to Slide Rock State Park in Oak Creek Canyon and went in slipping down the rock water slide! It was tons of fun and would make a great half day in addition to your Paper Paintings collage workshop at the Arts Center!



Click here for Slide Rock State Park Info


Don't delay. Book today!
I'll see you in Sedona December 5/6/7