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Art Workshops

These classes are currently being taught at cre8ery. I am also available to teach at additional locations, please contact me if you are interested.  Thank you!


Intensity 1280 HorizontalPainter’s Play with Jordan Miller,

September 11, 1-4pm

Fee: $62, supplies not included please see list below….

Small Class Size. Register Early! Beginner to advanced painters welcome.

Join a professional artist as she shares her unique method of painting using rollers instead of brushes, tables instead of easels, a variety of mediums and acrylic paint to create a wide variety of effects by creating fantastic textures. Immerse yourself in this exciting and innovative experience that can captivate both beginner and experienced painters. There will be some surprises and different ways of teaching. Please keep an open mind and remember this is “Painter’s Play”.

Painters Play Supply List (please label everything with your name)

-1 or 2 canvas sized 18 x 24 – 24 x 36 (depending on how fast you paint)

-various sizes of brushes

-acrylic paints, all colours. No black!

-tube or jar of Heavy Gel Medium (optional)

-Water Bottle (spray)

-Water container to wash your brushes

-Paper Towel

-Painting Rag

-Saran wrap

-Toothpicks

-Small paint roller/brayer (3”-5”)

-small piece of small bubble wrap/large bubble wrap

-tooth comb or plastic fork and a plastic spoon

-Palette knife or knives

-Palette

-A roll of Cotton String…please make sure it is cotton!

-Hair Dryer (optional)

-If you own acrylic mediums & would like to bring them with you, you can but I will not require this(optional)


Image Transfers without Chemicals (with mixed media)

faded memoreis 1280 low res3 Sundays, October 9, 16, 23, 1-3pm, sometimes 4pm,  $110 for members, $125 for non members, supplies included, beginners welcome.

This workshop will teach you how to use image transfers in your art and finish the piece by using mixed media. Find out how to transfer text, images, prints, drawings, and magazine images!  Each student will transfer multiple images onto canvas through reverse-collage.  No chemicals will be used but students must bring their patience with them to the workshops!  If there are specific magazine images you would like to use, please bring them with you (please do not bring any images on photo paper or prints from an inkjet printer)

‘This class will bring exciting new elements to my future artwork.  I am eager to use this new tool in my kit!  I learned more about using mediums in one afternoon than a year of art college. I’m excited to try more transfers to see if i can get better.’ -M. Joyal
‘I enjoy the “easy Going” attitude.  It makes for a more comfortable class/learning.  Great instructor, ample space, supplies, great atmosphere!’ Noreen

Calm Chaos 1280‘cre8ery are the only classes where I learn a technique while making my own art rather than a cookie cutter picture.  Glad I have taken this class. Helped me avoid some of the pitfalls of doing image transfers on my own.  I am looking forward to using this technique with others I have learned at cre8ery.’ B. Martin

‘This class taught me a medium that I had never used before. I felt that it has taught me many possibilities for my art.  It was very helpful that Jordan was able to take us on a gallery walk to see her work. Great teacher, great class. Inspiring!  Thank you.’ -A. Stuart

“I really enjoyed this workshop as I was able to learn a great deal. Not only about image transfer but about painting in general.  Jordan explained everything so well that I highly recommend this workshop. –Lee
“I found this workshop fascinating and a great addition to my techniques to create an endless variety of images to use as college, under painting or mixed media–C. Smith

“Jordan, while delivering an excellent demonstration of the technique, was also able to point out other artistic ‘tricks’ as only an experienced artist can”

‘I enjoyed it, Jordan was patient and meticulous.  She explained each step carefully and best of all she gave us a print out of the steps.  It sure helps if you forget something! Thanks Jordan!’ -E. Esau

‘Artist and gallery owner, Jordan Miller  presented an interesting and creative workshop on image transfers onto canvas.  Jordan took the class step by step thru each element of this technique – lots of time for questions, comments and sharing.  This hands-on workshop held on two Sundays proved that this skill/technique could be learned not only by the seasoned artists but by those of us just learning about collage and mixed media.  Thanks for the excellent workshop Jordan.  Your patience, expertise and friendly manner made this a delightful experience and provided enough experience that we can now do this on our own.’   Lynda

I have enjoyed your workshops tremendously. It was very well informed, demonstrated, inspiring, and supported each of us to express ourselves.


 Pooling & Pouring Paint:

1280 Spirits DanceSunday, April 2nd, 2017, 1-4pm, supplies included, $80.

By using different mediums, students will learn how to properly ‘pour paint’ so it doesn’t run off the edges of the canvas. You’ll learn about transparent layers, pouring mediums and gel mediums.

“as always the instructions were through and the access to supplies more than adequate.  I enjoyed the extra colour theory addition to the class and “class how to we avoid making brown?”.  Thank you Jordan for sharing your knowledge, opening your classroom, allowing us the use of your supplies and especially letting each of us discover what we can do. –Lee Ann.

“This is the most fun for people of all ages and with little art experience.  They can have at the same time as making a painting they can hang when dry.”

“Best teacher ever!  Glad you went through the basics for everyone and described the types of paint.  Good job!”

“Never tried paint pouring before but really enjoyed the freedom for the technique.”

“This was a very fun workshop.  I enjoyed pouring the paint to create a unique painting.”


Mixed Media Collage,

workshop mixed media2 Sundays, TBA, 1-4pm, $75 members; $82.50 non members. beginner to advanced welcome.

This workshop focuses on abstracting collages through the placement of contrasting and complimentary visual and physical textures through the abstraction of lines and shapes and subject matter.  Students will draw or paint over collage, creating new or similar patterns using different mediums to unify or diversify the spaces. This class informs students of acid free/archival materials and how to use different mediums.

“Having admired the work of Jordan Miller, I was looking forward to learning the technique of a mixed media collage.  It was challenging, interesting, rewarding and fun.  I would highly recommend this workshop to anyone!”

“I had so much fun!  I look at magazines differently now! Thanks for that!”

“Jordan did an excellent job of instructing the class in technique and then allowed each student’s talent to emerge on their own piece. She was available to answer questions and give pointers, but encouraged everyone to create their own unique piece. She is very personable and a delight to have as an instructor”

“Its really amazing how the pieces come together….Jordan encouraged us with suggestions that helped us see our work with more of an artists’ eye.”  I appreciated the way Jordan allowed us to let the piece take its shape and just give gentle tips here and there.  Really non-imposing–I had fun” –M.M.

“Taking Jordan’s collage workshop was an eye opener even for a ‘seasoned’ artist. I found it tremendously informative and rewarding…. Jordan’s knowledge of the vast mediums, tools & techniques one can use to create collage reflects in her own incredible body of collage work. There is no doubt Jordan has the timeless experience and ever evolving knowledge to help students wanting to discover the world of collage, canvas and creativity.Jordan also carries with her a solid sense of serenity or patience that allows the nervous student to relax and create.”-Bhavni Bhakoo

 


 Intro to Acrylic Abstract Painting,

1280 Sea of Sublime

This painting class will be scheduled at a TBA date.  Until then, private lessons are available.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Testimonials:

“‘How to Price your Artwork’ is one of the biggest questions/ concerns/ anxieties that emerging artists have – and the name of a great course I took with Jordan Miller at the cre8ery a couple of months ago! It was very informative and structured in a way that all the artists present could give their input and tell their stories as well as receive information. Jordan is open about her personal experiences as a working artist in a relaxed and truthful manner which helps to give the workshop a sense of community and understanding. I would absolutely take another of her interesting courses – how to set up a gallery showing is one I have my eye on and hope to take in soon. I also have one of Jordan’s small stunning multi-media paintings in my studio and love looking at it everyday as I make my fabric art.” -Cathie U.

 

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