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Magical Houses and the Art Box Monday, August 7, 9:00 AM and
Monday, August 7, 6:30 PM
Sue Monaghan $195  
This workshop is 9 hours.

Student Level: All levels
Type of Workshop: Process & Project
Prerequisite: None
Workshop Category: Mixed-Media, Painting

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Paint Magical Houses that will bring back memories from your favorite time of the year or Holiday. I love doing these simple but complex paintings because they allow me to just create art, I use them as a way to meditate and preserve memories of my past. Let go of the art critic and just doodle, paint and create. The best part of this class is that we will do multiple paintings and you will be able to slide them in or out of your Art box when done. You can also continue to paint more themes long after the class and enjoy the seasons or Holidays in your own home. You can use up lots of scraps and textures to create your houses. These mix-media paintings let you explore different products and color to create one of a kind art. I will help you with composition, color and trust your instincts.

Each Art Box is hand crafted by a friend of mine. They are designed like a shadow box. I had these built with a slot to slide a new painting in and out easily and a deeper ledge so that fairy furniture or doll house furniture will fit on the ledge without falling out. The box is ready to hang on the wall as soon as you get home. Please feel free to go to my website or Facebook page to see the video on how these wonderful boxes work. www.facebook.com/Suebeeart

Kit/Materials Fee (payable to instructor at class time):

  • $30.00 includes:
  • The use of my stencils, assorted paper, tissue, and other items to help create backgrounds and texture
  • Art Box - handmade specially for this workshop
  • Hand out with assorted tips and tricks and information on products and why I use them.
  • Hand out with assorted doodles and simple drawings you can add to any of your paintings.

Student should bring:

  • 2 or 3 artist panels 9x12 they should be the thin 1/8" flat to fit the Art Box
  • Ephemera, assorted paper could be old book pages, maps, scrapbook paper etc...
  • Paintbrushes
  • Gel pens (if nothing else bring a black and white)
  • Acrylic paints in your favorite holiday or seasons colors. (I will also have some with me) Craft paint will work fine
  • Stencils and stamps
  • Small scissors
  • Gel medium (I prefer matte for this kind of project but any kind will work)


  • Stabilo pencil
  • heat gun
  • baby wipes
  • gesso

Some workshops may require that you bring supplies or tools that you may not presently possess. If you'd like to place an advance order for jewelry supplies & tools for pick-up at the on-site store when you arrive at AU, contact:

SJ Jewelry Supply LLC

Please note that SJ Jewelry Supply has an extensive selection of products but not all of them may appear on their website. If in doubt about the availability of any product, a simple phone call will get you the information that you desire.

Email your order to: info@sjjewelrysupply.com
call: 602-956-0189

Questions: Suebeeart62@gmail.com
Website: Suebeeart62.wix.com/mixmedia