Artistic Artifacts -- Creative Finds for Creative Minds

Kari McKnight Holbrook Mixed Media Exploration Workshops in 2013!

Vintage Vessels

Relic Rings

No Sew Journal

Delectable Doodles & Funky Fonts

Moodlings

3 fully packed days of instruction! 5 Unique Classes!

Updated January 21: Unfortunately, Kari is sidelined with chicken pox! Look for a rescheduled date this fall for this opportunity to play with paper, paint and clay, when!
      Artistic Artifacts will be offering an exciting “creativity stay-cation” with the very talented Kari McKnight Holbrook, an award-winning mixed media artist and nationally known art instructor, complete with giveaways and door prizes. (Learn more about Kari below.)

Plan to join us as we welcome Kari, offering some of her most popular classes! Her students rave about her expertise and methods, not to mention the fun they have in class!

Download brochure (PDF, 4M) containing complete information about the Kari McKnight Holbrook Mixed Media Exploration Workshops taking place at Artistic Artifacts!

These classes will explore the materials, colors, graphics, versatility and drama of mixed media. You’ll learn Kari’s favorite techniques for creating rich, lavish, patterned pages; her lusciously tactile, pattern-infused, richly patinaed clay techniques and the expressive, wild abandon of her calligraphic flourishes.

Plus, Kari will be bringing her own line of polymer stamps for all to use and enjoy in each of these workshops!

Three full days of classes, including two evening classes, demonstrations and instruction will allow plenty of time to complete your own entirely unique projects, plus allow for process-driven explorations and discussions.

All techniques taught will easily translate into your future work in journals, collages, mixed media paintings, sculptures and assemblage.

Limited enrollment allows lots of one-on-one time with the instructor. Register now to enjoy:

For full day classes, we will send out for lunch, or participants are welcome to bring your own lunches. (Note: registrants coming from outside the local Alexandria area for these classes are responsible for their own reservations for lodging and any additional meals.)

About the Instructor, Kari McKnight Holbrook:

Kari McKnight Holbrook
The Backporch Artessa,
Kari McKnight Holbrook.

The Backporch Artessa delights in sharing art and watching students bloom in their artistic journeys. Kari’s engaging classes are light-hearted and designed with student’s pleasure and success in mind, enthusiastically guiding projects and techniques while allowing for artistic self discovery and individualization. Read testimonials from students »

An award-winning photographer, artist and instructor, her art work has been featured in Cloth Paper Scissors, CPS Studios, Art Journaling, Stampingtons Art Calendar, and instructional materials for Faber Castells.

Kari has been a popular instructor at Art & Soul (all locations); the CREATE retreats in Costa Mesa, Chicago and New Jersey; Artiscape and various other venues. Artistic Artifacts is delighted to welcome her to Alexandria, VA! You won’t want to miss this opportunity to learn techniques and skills from a mixed media master. Visit Kari’s Blog »

Vintage Vessels

Date TBD: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Enjoy polymer clay in its finest hour! Delight in creating lovely faux-aged vessels to store the most precious of trinkets! Learn how Knead-a-Mold casts of lovely old jewelry pieces are accented by hand-rolled and textured accents. Rubber stamps and metal paints give depth and dimension, while mild acidic washes allow us to enjoy the very best of “instant” aging. The resulting new pieces have very old souls! This class also allows you to try out the wonders of several exciting new products and see how you like them.

Supply List — Registrants should bring the following with them to class:

Provided Kits include:

Relic Rings

Date TBD: 6:00 - 9:00 pm

Unearth the rustic beauty of polymer clay! We will explore mold-making, using found objects, vintage jewelry and recently discovered treasures to enhance our rings/pins. We will enrich the highly textured patterns with actual metal paints and patinas, giving our treasures a freshly excavated ancient soul. No previous sculpting or jewelry making skills needed! Kari will be bringing her own unique polymer molds for all to use and enjoy in this workshop.

Supply List — Registrants should bring the following with them to class:

Provided Kits include:

No Sew Journal On The Go!

Date TBD: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

As seen on Sketchbook Challenge — spend the day in joyously fun Mixed Media play! Everyone will go home with a completely bound journal that's richly patterned, lavishly colored and chock full of collage, transfers and embellishments! Kari will share her secrets for delightfully funky writing, and how it can be added without risk to any of your delicious backgrounds! The 5-minute stress-free binding frees your time to add plenty of images and writing before the day is done.

Supply List — Registrants should bring the following with them to class:

Provided Kits include:

Delectable Doodles & Funky Fonts

Date TBD: 6:00 - 9:00 pm

Feel your handwriting keeps you from art journaling? No more worries! No drawing or calligraphy skills required! This stress-free class is the perfect intro to creating your own unique and beautiful fonts and writing style to incorporate into your art pieces! You will learn how to make your own tools to ease this process. Kari’s step by step demos and visual aids make it all so simple, and enjoyable!

Supply List — Registrants should bring the following with them to class:

Provided Kits include:

Moodlings

Date TBD: 9:00 am – 2:30 pm

Explore texture mediums and crackle paints with gusto! Three-dimensional paperclay embellishments add a lighthearted touch of whimsy to sarcastic or sweet sentiments — you decide which moodling you want to unleash. We will delve into glazes and glitters, mark-making and mica chips. Can’t stop with just one, so we’ll make 2 or 3 of these little treasures!

Kari will bring her large collection of molds and stamps, so you’ll have a large selection of mini frozen charlottes, faces, gears and sprockets, flowers and other goodies to customize your piece to your liking!

Supply List — Registrants should bring the following with them to class:

Provided Kits include:


Sign up for our
Artistic Artifacts emails
to receive information
on sales, new products,
workshops and more!
Subscribe

Unsubscribe