Thursday, August 16, 2018

2018 Ashley Inn Art Retreat...

...was a big success! 
The first weekend in August, I taught a group of 13 talented artists in Cascade, Idaho for three fun, art-filled days, where we painted & created morning til evening!  We learned new techniques, tried different compositions and colors, and used new media in our artwork.  It was a wonderful time to experiment with our art, all in a beautiful mountain environment.

Already planning new ideas for next year...








Here's some things that were said about this weekend...
"The pacing was good.  I also liked the combination of demos, free time & lecture"

"Learned a lot about using watercolors & incorporating texture; design & planning and how to correct a mistake"

I enjoyed having "tools for thinking & developing exposure to new media"

"It was well structured and organized, it provided an opportunity to experiment & abstract"

"The design worksheet helped me to see my work.  It will help me digest the thought process."


Look at this beautiful art!  You all did a wonderful job!  

















Wednesday, August 1, 2018

My New Steampunk Workshop is in "Gear"...

 A few weeks ago, I had the privilege of teaching a brand new, unusual workshop to a group of wonderful artists at the Museum of Idaho in Idaho Falls.  They currently have an exhibition about the world of Steampunk design, so I created a workshop to match!  
It was a fun 2-part workshop.  We had the chance to create Steampunk designs with mixed media, (gears, wires, antiqued collage papers, etc.) as well as with paint, stencils and other media.  








Wonderful job! They turned out so great!

**It was such a popular workshop, I'm doing it again...not only in Idaho Falls (October 5 & 6) but also in Star as well! (October 12 & 13) check out my website for more details...www.amanarts.com 


Lovely, Radiant Reds!

A couple of weeks ago at The Art Museum of Eastern Idaho in Idaho Falls, I taught my "Radiant Reds" workshop to some talented ladies!  It's always so fun to see how different each artist's painting of the same picture comes out on watercolor paper.




Such lovely works of art.  Keep up the good work ladies!


We had so much fun, come join us next time...!

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Art Retreat at the Aman Home!

We had a blast!
This is the Star version of the Ashley Inn Art Retreat, taking place in my home studio.  The theme was to "Think & Create Like an Artist" and that we did.  

We created mixed media artwork all weekend, learned so much and had such an exciting time!  We expanded our horizons and our senses of adventure.  We learned & played with textures, compositions, materials and colors in all sorts of new and exciting ways.  We worked in realism & abstractions, taking art to new levels.

Next, we have the Ashley Inn Art Retreat...August 3rd-5th...where we will do similar things! Come join us in the fun!


Some examples of the ladies' finished pieces...




 Wonderful job to all of you!  So excited for next year.




Monday, March 19, 2018

An Honor to have "Courage"...

It is a great honor and privilege for me to announce that my painting "Courage" has been selected to be shown in the 10th Annual National Juried Exhibition, at Carr Gallery in Idaho Falls, ID.  The show runs from March 12th through June 4th.
I am so pleased to be a part of this show, along with many other talented artists!
"Courage" is an 8″x8″ original mixed media on a cradled wood panel.