Leighanna Light



FRIDAY
FEBRUARY 6, 2015
9:00 am until 4:00 pm and 6 pm until 9 pm
LEIGHANNA LIGHT
Vintage Metal Deck
$220 nine-hour class
In this workshop we will transform ordinary metal into a fabulous thick, chunky, beautifully embellished deck of cards! Each student will receive 10 flat pieces of metal, each 6 X 3 inches, to transform into a beautiful work of art. We will explore a variety of ways to use & distress metal, cloth, paper,  found objects, and you will learn a boatload of brand new ideas & techniques! 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 patina to change the look of the metal, alternative ways to attach objects your work without using glue, how to correctly use tools & products, including the dapping block & a few new surprises, 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.
$25 KIT FEE payable to instructor at time of class and includes
All of the metal that you will need to create the deck
Wire
Images
Ephemera
Found objects
Use of instructor’s tools, stamps, paints, paper & consumables
STUDENT SUPPLY LIST
For the best class experience, it is very important to bring exactly what is listed on the supply list. Please gather your supplies early, since you might have to order some things online. If you have trouble finding anything, or if you have any questions, please contact me at least one week prior to class at lklight@copper.net.
- WHITE GESSO, at least 6 oz.- Utrecht Artists' Acrylic Gesso, White, Medium Bodied
Any brand of gesso will work, but the thick Utrecht gesso is best for this project
- FLUID MATTE MEDIUM (not gel medium)- small 4 0z. bottle, any brand
- SOPHISTICATED FINISHES/MODERN OPTIONS PATINA- 4 oz. Blue or green, your choice. Be sure to buy the matching copper surfacer, patina will not work without it.   This is usually available at your local craft store, or online here....http://www.modernoptions.com/
-SCISSORS
- a few medium size paint brushes
- BRADS, EYELET’S & WIRE a variety of sizes & colors
- A CROP-A-DILE or a METAL PUNCH if you have one- I will bring several to share
- 2 or 3 of your favorite ACRYLIC PAINTS... These cards are small so you don't need a lot. If everyone brings a SMALL amount of 2 or 3 colors & is willing to share, there should be plenty to go around.  I will have some on hand to share
- SMALL IMAGES & small found objects
- A HEAT GUN if you have one
CONTACT
website http://thingmakerstudio.blogspot.com



SATURDAY
FEBRUARY 7, 2015
9:00 am until 4:00 pm AND 6 PM UNTIL 9 PM
LEIGHANNA LIGHT
Lily’s Book
Charming canvas book with pockets
In this workshop you will create this sweet sturdy book that is made entirely out of canvas & embellishments. You will learn basic bookbinding skills, and we will experiment with texture gels, gesso, plaster, molding paste & ink to create fabulous backgrounds & pages. I first created this book 5 years ago to take with me on a 
special trip to Paris and it quickly became my favorite travel journal. The book starts out at approximately 5 x 7 inches, but can be much larger after we add embellishments. The canvas pages make it a hardy, durable book that can travel far & survive your most adventurous trips. We will fill it with secret compartments & pockets, perfect for your souvenirs & writing, providing a safe place to keep your writing that you may not want to share with the world. I love to show off my art journals, but I find that this sometimes prevents me from writing all that I want to say.  Now you can write your heart out & still have a gorgeous art book to show to your friends! This is an intense class with multiple steps, techniques & supplies, a lot of love & work goes into this book, but you will leave with gorgeous art book that will be treasured for years to come.
$25 KIT FEE payable to instructor at time of class and includes
Needles
Waxed linen thread
Fibers
Cheesecloth
Textured mesh
Sandpaper
Waxed paper
Pockets
Lace
Ephemera
A dry sample of different texture mediums
Use of instructors hand carved stamps, tools & other consumables
STUDENT SUPPLY LIST
For the best class experience, it is very important to bring exactly what is listed on the supply list. Please gather your supplies early, since you might have to order some things online. If you have trouble finding anything, or if you have any questions, please contact me at least one week prior to class at lklight@copper.net
CANVAS  36 x 41 inches, un stretched, unprimed. (usually sold by the roll or yard) unprimed. Dick Blick http://www.dickblick.com/items/07301-1036/It doesn’t have to be expensive canvas, but the thicker, the better.
IMPORTANT- PLEASE GESSO BOTH SIDES OF THE CANVAS BEFORE COMNG TO CLASS. Gesso the canvas yourself & do not buy the primed canvas, this makes a big difference in the way the canvas reacts to the ink. You can tear the canvas in half (36” x 20-1/2”) for packing purposes, but please do not tear any smaller. I purchase my canvas at my local art supply store that sells it by the yard, but you can also find it here - http://www.dickblick.com/products/blick-no-12-heavy-weight-cotton-canvas-rolls/
WHITE GESSO - at least 6 oz.- Utrecht Artists' Acrylic Gesso, White, Medium Bodied.  http://www.utrechtart.com/Utrecht-Artists-Acrylic-Gesso--White--Medium-Bodied-MP9000-i1004379.utrecht
CRAFTERS PICK, THE ULTIMATE GLUE - 8 oz. bottle. http://www.crafterspick.com/ This glue is best for this project, please, no substitutes.
ADIRONDACK RE-INKERS DYE INK (NOT ALCOHOL INK) - 2 or 3 bottles of your favorite colors. These inks are only available here, you will probably love them & want more! 
http://www.rangerink.com/products/prod_dyeink_adirondackreinker.htm***If you don’t want to try the dye inks, you can substitute 2 or 3 small bottles of acrylic paint, however the inks really do work best, and the colors are amazing. We will be using the ink to stain the canvas
A CRAFT HEAT GUN From a craft store, not an industrial type heat gun from a hardware store
SEVERAL INEXPENSIVE BRUSHES TO APPLY PAINT & GLUE, small, & medium size
A BOOKBINDERS AWL
BONE FOLDER
12” METAL RULER
PENCIL with an ERASER
APRON & RAGS
SEWING SCISSORS
PALETTE KNIFE
SCRAP PAPER - Lots! 
LACE, FABRIC, OR ANY OTHER SPECIAL MATERIAL THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO ADD TO YOUR BOOK.
VENETIAN PLASTER - http://www.lowes.com/pd_214786-4-007.0214786.007_?PL=1&productId=3107117. I’ve only found this sold by the gallon; you will only need about 8 oz.  
Please bring only one, either Venetian Plaster or molding paste, since they are very similar. The plaster is less expensive, but the initial investment is higher, since it is only sold by the gallon 
OPTIONAL
EXTRA FIBERS & BEADS FOR THE SPINE some are included  in your class kit
WAXED LINEN THREAD - I provide a neutral color in your kit, if you’d like another color, please bring it.
ANY OTHER ACRYLIC TEXTURE GELS THAT YOU LOVE- Golden makes a wide variety of texture mediums, including micaceous oxide, pumice & tar gel
CONTACT
 
 
SUNDAY
FEBRUARY 8, 2015
9:00 am until 4:00 pm
LEIGHANNA LIGHT
FAUX ETCHING
Surface Design on Metal
$145 one-day class
Oh how I love texture on metal! This workshop evolved from a happy accident, ever since I have been having a blast etching anything that I can get my hands on!
In this workshop, you will learn an amazing technique for creating “etched” metal surfaces without having to deal with toxic chemicals & hours of agitation. After etching the metal in the morning, we will spend the rest of the day constructing a unique figurative sculpture using the metal that we altered. While working on the sculpture, we will cover basic cold connection methods as well as composition & design. If you’d like, please bring some extra metal to etch, you can etch these in the morning & take them home to use in other projects. This technique will become a treasured favorite and will be useful in many other projects. You will leave with at least 1 figurative sculpture, 2 or more if you work fast & bring extra tins & heads!
$15 KIT FEE payable to instructor at time of class and includes
A hand made clay face for the project
Patina
Extra metal for attaching head
Found objects
Use of instructor’s hand carved stamps, tools & other consumables
STUDENT SUPPLY LIST
For the best class experience, it is very important to bring all of the supplies listed below. Please gather your supplies early, since you might have to order some things online. If you have trouble finding anything, or if you have any questions, please contact me at least one week prior to class at lklight@copper.net
ALTOID TINS at least 1, with the paint burned off. I throw mine on the grill or in the fireplace to remove the paint. Or you can buy them here, brand new -http://www.papermart.com/rectangular-tin-cans/id=20952#20952
I provide 1 new tin; if you would like to make more then one, please bring more to class.
BRUSHES one or two inexpensive craft brushes
MATTE MEDIUM small amount- 2 oz. will be plenty
CRAFTERS PICK, ULTIMATE GLUE - small 2 oz. Bottle.  This glue is available at Hobby Lobby, or online...http://www.crafterspick.com/
SMALL BRADS Available at most craft stores
BLACK WIRE – 22-gauge, available at most hardware or craft stores
BRASS or COPPER a few small scrap pieces to practice on.
FOUND OBJECTS - A variety of objects that can be added to your sculpture... Think of small objects that can be used as legs, arms & hair. Buttons, lace, game pieces, vintage tin, typewriter parts all work especially well. Please see class pictures for ideas.
OPTIONAL
I will have several of these for the class to share. If you’d rather not wait, please bring your own.
RUBBER STAMPS- A bold design, no thin lines, hand carved stamps 
work best. I will have a variety for you to choose from.
A METAL PUNCH- used for punching holes in metal 
A CRAFT HEAT GUN
GILDERS PASTE - www.gilderspaste.com/
2 SMALL CLAMPS I use Irwin Quick grip light duty MICRO bar clamps, 6”. Please read the package carefully; there are 2 that claim to be 6”. You want the smaller of the 2. 
http://www.amazon.com/Quick-Grip-530062-Micro-Bar-Clamp/dp/B00004SBCO/ref=zg_bs_553154_5
These are optional, they will make you job a bit easier & I will have several to share
CONTACT