Art Inspiration: What Inspires You?

cancun Sometimes I get inspired by tranquility. Sometimes I get inspired by the bountiful, effervescent colors of nature. For many years, as a landscape painter, my greatest pleasure was to sit amidst the glory of nature and see how light and shadow effect the colors around me. Natural forms -- their size, their texture, their patterns, their repetition, their symmetry and

Emergency Assistance for Artists

Damage from Hurricane Sandy Artist Relief Due to Hurricane Sandy: Artists, please note: if any of your work or live/work space has been damaged, take pictures and keep receipts of whatever you spend during this time. *Self-employed people are eligible for 'disaster unemployment insurance'* in areas where a federal declaration of disaster has been declared. explains more: <> *LMCC's Emergency Grants List:*

Art Lesson: Polymer Clay

Polymer Clay Cane Grade: 9th Grade Course: Ceramics – Polymer Clay Materials: Polymer clay, plexiglass, pasta machine, cutting razor, clay extruder, shaping tools, needle Aim:  To work with polymer clay making “canes” and "loaves". Instructional Objectives: Students will:
  • Condition polymer clay
  • Make coils (roll clay into thin “snake-like” forms)
  • Make a pattern with the coils of clay (a cane).
  • How many of people here have worked in clay before?
  • What kind of clay

Gilding Workshop

fitzgerald-gilding Presented by Karen Fitzgerald January 21, 2013, 10am – 4pm Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 31-51 12th Street, 2nd Floor, Long Island City, NY 11106 • Substrates and their preparation • Types of gilding size and their uses (what adheres the leaf) • Gilding leaf; handling gold • How to gild large areas, linear areas; chance processes in gilding • Skewing gilded surfaces and sealing gilding • Gilding in