Monday, July 28, 2014

What an amazing Wildacres experience!

Just got back from teaching in the beautiful Blue Ridge mountains of North Carolina, at WILDACRES Artist Retreats. 
Invited by Ringling College of Art.

Some Images from the top of the mountain.

The road to Wildacres

From the Little Switzerland Inn

A Foggy morning

Wonderful Chiaroscuro in the mountains.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

3 exciting Wildacres workshops!

Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina


Elena De La Ville
MM910A, Tuition: $395

Through personal experimentation using paint, collage and beeswax, create richly textured expressive images based on the fundamental principals of art combined with the exploration of the elements of chance and order. Beginners are encouraged to let their creativity bloom while finding their personal style; experienced artists are urged to take this opportunity to explore new directions in fresh and unexpected ways. A history of mixed media along with demonstrations and experimental techniques will be presented throughout the workshop. All skill levels are welcome in this fun, adventurous class. (Certificate Program Code: FE)
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Elena De La Ville
Tuition: $395
In this week long workshop artists explore abstract painting using cold wax medium, tube oils, pigment sticks, and layering with a variety of implements.  We will investigate new ways to create textures, color fields and mark making while focusing on developing a personal vocabulary emphasizing the process and its experimental nature. Participants will use an array of non-traditional tools and techniques to build layers and add depth.  Ample workshop time will be supplemented with periodic critiques, presentations and discussions. This workshop is well suited for those who have had some prior painting experience and beginners wanting to experiment with new techniques.   (Certificate Program Code: FE)
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Elena De La Ville
PH970C, Tuition: $395

Incorporate word & image, sequential imagery, photographic images and collage elements while producing an electronic book ready for print. Students will experiment in creating a visual story using new photographic images taken while on location and a review of previous photos you will bring with you. In-class discussion and instruction will focus on photocomposition, sequencing of images, and optimum image size. Students will create a unique and artistic visual storybook ready for publishing, using personal narratives, memories, or fiction.  Students use their own camera with batteries and chargers and, must bring a laptop/digital notebook with Photoshop installed (LE or any version) plus required software downloads completed prior to the session.  (Certificate Program Code: FE, PE)
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Sunday, January 5, 2014

3 Totems

Please join me for:
at Mt Dora Center for the Arts.
Opening Jan 10th 6 to 8 pm:
I have 3 pieces in this National show.