Saturday, August 13, 2011

Art Unraveled in Phoenix

This was my first year at Art Unraveled, and I had so much fun!! The students were great, super creative, and a blast to be with. I met other teachers, some of whom I know in cyberspace, including Jane La Fazio (one of the Sketchbook Challenge sisters) and Ingrid Dijkers, whose gorgeous art dolls appear in my book Adventures in Mixed Media. I also met Gail Russakov, who introduced herself to me via e-mail beforehand, and was a great help in getting me oriented to Art Unraveled.

Without further ado, here is some eye candy from the experience:

A couple of collages from Deborah:

One from Meredith, Deborah's daughter:

The above collages were done in my Scribble Collage class, in which we painted papers all morning and made collages all afternoon.

In New Dimensions in Collage we made house-shaped dimensional collages using foam core. Here are a few samples:

Ingrid's house in progress. LOVE that red!

Debbie's house piece:

And Michele's:

And a couple of people shots:

This is a super well-organized event, so everything ran smoothly. The venue, the Embassy Suites, was luxurious and also very affordable for Art Unraveled participants. If you are looking for a retreat for 2012, consider this one.


  1. That looks like SO much fun!! Thank you for sharing such creative works.

  2. Love it!
    Looks like everyone is having a great time being "artsy" :]
    Really like the houses, great art pieces.
    Thank you for sharing <3

  3. WOW Jane the foam core pieces are gorgeous and quite sophisticated. You going back next year? Maybe I'll join you. Maybe it will be in a different location?

  4. All such beautiful creative work ;0) Dxx

  5. Looks like fun! Love the collages and houses. I would never guess foam core. Wonderful!

  6. Looks like fun...wish I could take a workshop with you, live too far away....but I saw "Fabulous videos" Creative Catalyst , clicked on it and it said " Coming Soon ".... I am so excited...yeahhh

  7. Thanks, all, for the comments. Yes, I hope to go back to Art Unraveled next year. It is always in the same venue, which is great. I will post about the Creative Catalyst video soon and give a few more details about it. Thanks for the interest.

  8. great work by your students!!! and thanks for the mention. Art Unraveled is a really really nice event and hope to see both of us there next year!


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