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Finnabair Workshops - 2016



We are very excited to announce that the wonderful Finnabair is returning to Art from the Heart to teach five awesome workshops over three days! These workshops are also brand new and you will be one of the first students to ever take them worldwide. If you have been to a Finnabair workshop before you will know that they are jam packed with product, but also loaded with tips and techniques. You will go home with a work of art and also have the skills to re create your masterpiece once you are home.

Installment payments option available.



 

We will have hot & cold drinks and snacks availabe on the day for students.
*Workshops for guest tutors are non refundable, however we will try to sell on your place. If you are ordering from outside of the EU, VAT will need to be paid on the workshops. We will contact you with how to pay this.

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Unfortunately AFTH Loyalty cards, Workshop credits & AFTH gift vouchers can not be used as paymet for Finnabair workshops

 
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Friday 3rd June - Finnabair Workshop - Tangled - 9am-1pm

Tangled - mixed media canvas with beautiful, deep layers
Ready to try go for more feminine, delicate and romantic mixed-media look? This vintage inspired class may a perfect way to start!
"Tangled" is a mixed-media class focused on building textures, creative layers and using lots of bits and pieces which may be considered as simple, plain or not eye-catching such as scraps of papers, fabrics, twines and thread in composition with embellishments and all range of art mediums to create unique,vintage inspired look. We will add finishing touches using Art Ingredients such as Art Pebbles, Art Stones and more and highlight the composition using beautiful and delicate Art Alchemy Opal Magic paints. We will build our own texture pastes and play with stencils and wet techniques including gesso and spray or watercolour. "Tangled" is a great chance to try techniques which you can easily apply to other projects and get the experience in creating your own mixed-media canvas from the bottom to the top, with the process broken into easy to follow steps and all the tools and mediums explained by the teacher.

All the elements, paints and mediums are provided – this project is suitable both for advanced and beginning students.

Below is a small list of the items needed for you to bring to the workshop
  • Paintbrushes - Mostly flat, medium sized with a few fine tip ones as well - We have a section of the Finnabair brushes available in store to purchase if needed.
  • 1 photo approx 10x7.5cm/4x3" - A clear headshot which is not too detailed. The photo needs to be on photo paper, not from a home computer.
  • Paper Trimmer - We do have some in the studio for use if you do not have one
  • Optional - Hot glue gun, if you have one please bring it along 
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£75.00
Friday 3rd June - Finnabair Workshop - Verdigris - 2-7pm
Workshops will be live to book on Monday 11th April at 13:00pm

Verdigris 
– fabric based collage with eye-catching finish

Do you ant to create really artsy, dimensional and grungy collage, but you think you don’t have “suitable supplies?” That is not a problem! The most important thing in creative proces is using imagination. We are surrounded by inspiring objects, which we can use for creating art of different kinds. Try to look around – and you’ll find real treasures in your own house! 
During this workshop I will guide you to create your own mixed-media canvas, starting with building layers using fabric and Art Extravagance Sculpture Medium. We will make composition including my favourite set of embellishments and a found object and next colour it all to get pretty, verdigris and patina inspired effect. We will focus on such mediums from my line as White Heavy Gesso, Heavy body Gel, Soft Gel and more. I will demonstrate possibilities of mixing different Art Ingredients such as Mica Powders, Fine Glitter and Art stones to get the expected results. We will build our projects step-by-step and and you will see that presented techniques are very versatile and be easily used on many other projects. I'll share my experience with you and try to give you plenty of information about tools and products used.  

Teacher will supply all the paints, mediums needed to finish the project. This class is suitable both for advanced and beginning students.

Below is a small list of the items needed for you to bring to the workshop
  • Paintbrushes - Mostly flat, medium sized with a few fine tip ones as well - We have a section of the Finnabair brushes available in store to purchase if needed.
  • There are some messier elements to the workshop using the sculpture paste, so silicone/rubber gloves are advised
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£75.00
Saturday 4th June - Finnabair Workshop - Rust Affection - 9am-6pm
Workshops will be live to book on Monday 11th April at 13:00pm

Rust Affection – 
amazing altered book with really worn-out look

It is all about the inspiring power of rust! If you like worn-out, salvage look and would like to try exciting and effective techniques – this is a class for you! This finish is perfect for any vintage, steampunk or grunge inspired projects and will give you a chance to achieve more heavy, masculine look on any kind of project. Bring your own book for a complete mixed-media makeover which will change it into real, old and rusty treasure. 
Together we will apply a selection of techniques based on Art Basics, Art Extravagnace and Art Ingredients art mediums which will transform your plain book cover  - we will try Crackle and Rust Effect Pastes, Mica Powders, Art Alchemy Acrylic Paints and more! I will share my experience, demonstarte steps and techniques and give you advise to make sure you will get the best effects but there will be space for experiments and a lot of fun! In the second part of the class we will focus on carving a frame insisde of the book and creating beautiful, heavily antiqued composition using Modeling Paste, Rust Pastes, Art Alchemy Paints and more – it will be a perfect add on to your cover and a chance to create unique piece which will be great gift or your own personal treasure.

I will provide a full set of art mediums and embellishments to finish the project inside and outisde. This class is suitable both for advanced and beginning students.

Workshop includes 1hr break for lunch

Below is a small list of the items needed for you to bring to the workshop
  • Paintbrushes - Mostly flat, medium sized with a few fine tip ones as well - We have a section of the Finnabair brushes available in store to purchase if needed.
  • Craft Knife and metal edged ruler
  • 2/3 sponge brushes or pieces of sponge for painting
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£125.00
Sunday 5th June - Finnabair Workshop - Heart of the Clock- 9am-1pm
Workshop will be live to book on Monday 11th April at 13:00

Heart of the Clock - 
altered frame with beautiful textures and details

Simplicity and elegance is timeless, but many of us have also the love for the “other side of the coin” – opulence and decadence, richness of colours, elements and meanings all blended together to create one, truly baroque look. Let yourself be inspired by visual abundance of layers, textures and metallic colours stepping a bit into the ground of steampunk, vintage and everything metallic and shiny.

During this class we will be working on inside and outside of the metal clock frame. We will focus on altering techniques which will make your project beautiful and unique - adding details, textures and colours using popular range of art mediums from mixed-media collection by Finnabair - you will have a chance to try such products as soft and heavy gels, gesso in composition with Art Ingredients and a range of Art Alchemy paints. Together we will build our projects step-by-step and and you will see that presented techniques are very versatile and be easily used on many other projects such as collage or journal pages. I'll share my experience with you and try to give you plenty of information about tools and products used. "Heart of the Clock" is an exciting to dive into world of 3D mixed-media and altering, working with pastes, paints and art ingredients of different kinds.

Teacher will supply all the paints, mediums and elements needed to finish the project including the Altered Clock
This class is suitable both for advanced and beginning students.

Below is a small list of the items needed for you to bring to the workshop
  • Paintbrushes - Mostly flat, medium sized with a few fine tip ones as well - We have a section of the Finnabair brushes available in store to purchase if needed.
  • Optional - Hot Glue Glue if you have one
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£90.00
Sunday 5th June - Finnabair Workshop - Treasured - 2-6pm
Workshops will be live to book on Monday 11th April at 13:00pm

Treasured
 – bright mixed-media collage on canvas

We are surrounded by inspiring objects, which we can use for creating art of different kinds.  Remember there are no boundaries: you may give as much or as little elements as you want and then change them completely using art mediums and color. Don’t be afraid to mix and blend and let your imagination free – it is pure fun!

During this 4h long class I will share a whole range of intriguing and versatile mixed-media techniques such as dimensional embellishing, creating textures using pastes and fabric, adding metallic, delicate colours to your composition . We will be using art mediums together with Prima Art Ingrediens such as Mica Powders and Micro Beads to create unique, customized look. This is not only the chance to try a bit different way of composing and organizing your project but also finding a way of using the supplies we all have somewhere in our studios, kitchens, garages, gardens... Presented techniques will easily be transferred to home decor and altered art projects – the imagination is the limit!

I will help you create your own collage breaking the whole process into small, easy to follow steps, explain the tools, paints and mediums - mostly selection of my own products from Art Basics Line (Modeling Paste, Heavy White Gesso, Soft Gel ) and I 'll do my best to help you get the best possible results. All the elements, paints and mediums are provided – this project is suitable both for advanced and beginning students.

Below is a small list of the items needed for you to bring to the workshop
  • Paintbrushes - Mostly flat, medium sized with a few fine tip ones as well - We have a section of the Finnabair brushes available in store to purchase if needed.
  • Very soft pencil - 6B or softer
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£75.00