What a sweet group of people! Tending the Pilot Light has been a great success due to the interesting, creative, and open-hearted individuals who've been coming week after week.
Here are some pictures of some of the projects we've been working on:
In this session, we concentrated on the burnt-edge flower style. Using candles, we burned silk, organza, lace and polyester to create beautiful organic compositions.
In this session, we played with different gauges of wire, beads, found objects, and beach and industrial glass. We copied the styles and techniques from a completed piece generously donated by my dear friend Jim of New Mexico. The first couple of pictures show the existing piece and the snaps that follow illustrate some of the creative work done by TTTPL participants.
New pictures! One of my regular students, Beth, was so inspired by her the wire/glass/beads/rocks project that she has continued creating! Notice the intricate loops and swirls she has made with contrasting colors of wire.
You are welcome to join us any Tuesday or Thursday Night! Leave me your email in the comments section to receive updates on upcoming projects.
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General notes on Tending to the Pilot Light:
Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7 to 9 at my home studio - 2211 Tennessee Street - Lawrence
Tending to the Pilot Light is an informal creativity session geared towards artists and non-artists alike. The evenings are designed to provide an opportunity to create successfully, safely, and with a specific focus. For the non-artist; it is a chance to work with your hands and feed that creative urge simmering beneath the surface. For working artists, it is a time to play with someone else's materials, and for all; it is an opportunity to commune with lovely, open-hearted, creative individuals.
I usually start out with a description of the project and what the purpose of the exercise is, show examples, explain the supplies and talk about variations and other materials available that can be provided if your project goes in a unique direction. I might work on the same project alongside you or may just make myself available for adhesive best practice advise, crafting techniques and brainstorming. Some projects are deep and self revelatory and others are just for fun.
If you have a show-and-tell project that you want feedback with, please bring it along and arrive a bit before seven so I can give you my full attention!
The two-hour sessions are $10/person, however I am super flexible and am willing to work out trades or service exchanges. You might also consider bringing a snack in lieu of payment, just call me to arrange!