Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Spend your Weekend Painting in our Studio

Retro Portraiture with Anna Membrino
July 21-22
Saturday 10am-4pm & Sunday 1-4pm

Paint a series of portraits of your relatives based on old family photographs. The high contrast, low
resolution quality of photographs taken before the advent of high quality digital images lends itself to
creating paintings that are simplified and stylish. Students create several drawings and small paintings of their selected photographs. Working from these studies each student will then paint one large portrait of a cherished family member from a past era.

Each student will receive a kit which contains:
three 4"x6" canvas panels
two 8"x10" canvas panels
one large stretched canvas or cradled wood panel
a 6-color set of acrylic paints
basic brushes

Please bring a selection of at least six old photographs to the first class. Photographs from 1930’s, 40’s, or 50’s work very well for this project. However, any older family photographs can be used.
Anna Membrino recently graduated with her MFA in Painting from Southern Methodist University. She currently paints abstracted still lifes and lives in the Dallas area. Before beginning her current body of work Anna spent many years studying the family histories and untold stories that that were hidden in the hundreds of photographs taken by her grandparents throughout the 1930’s , 40’s, and 50’s. Visit to register.

See more of Anna's work here.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Electronic Fashion Camp at Oil and Cotton

Etiquette Creative and the Design Your World team are hosting our very first Electronic Fashion Camp! In this three day, hands-on camp, girls will learn about fashion, electronics and coding using the LilyPad Arduino. Girls will discover how microcontrollers work then create their own electronic fashion project using the LilyPad Arduino, a sewable microcontroller that bridges the traditional technology and arts divide.

The camp will be held August 1-3, 2012 at Oil & Cotton. We're looking for smart and courageous young girls, ages 12-14, to come experiment with female engineers, technologists, media experts and fashionistas to create one-of-a-kind LilyPad Arduino projects. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Registration is $95 per girl for the entire three day camp plus materials, payable online or by check. Any parent volunteers/chaperones that would like to stick around and help out may do so for $35 to cover the cost of food.

Register here.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Jewelry Camp for Kids :: NEXT WEEK ::

Jewelry Camp
5-Day Art Camp for ages 7-13
July 9-13, 1-4pm
Instructor(s): Shannon Driscoll, Shoshannah Frank, Lyndsey Rieple, and Ariel Saldivar

In this special camp students will learn how to design and make jewelry in a variety of media, including clay, leather, paper, wood, stone and metal. We will look to NATURE for our inspiration and learn from expert local jewelery designers. The Monday camp will start with a discussion about what it means to design a "line" of jewelry with guest teachers Shoshannah Frank and Casey Melton of F is for Frank. F. is for Frank will teach students how to make a small sculptural pendant that will be used to make a mold for a pewter charm. Lyndsey Rieple of LyndseyLoo will join us on Tuesday. Lindsey will explore the wonders of using objects found in nature like leather, shells, wood, bone and more. Clay will be used on Wednesday to make studies of leaf impressions and other objects from nature. The clay studies will be used to create beautiful amulets. On Thursday, Ariel Saldivar of Olivia k Jewelry will bring her collection of rare minerals and stones and teach a bit of geology with a discussion about DIAMONDS. Students will paint a water color study of sliced a sliced geode and then use crystals to create a magical necklace. Students will make a "look book", packaging, tags and showcase their work on Friday. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from these talented, kind and creative women. We only have a few seats left, register today!