Day 1, September 15
2:00-5:00 Meet for introductions and go over the workshop schedule. Morgan will share doll samples.
5:00 Break with dinner at 6:00
Day 2, September 16
This morning's activities will focus on creating the bodies. Morgan will discuss patterns, free form, painting and gluing fabric before you begin creating your own unique body.
1:30 Class resumes with a torch-fired enamel demo. Morgan also will discuss copper cutting, drilling and filing.
Morgan will demonstrate enamel surface and treatments, etch all, xerox transfer, photo decal transfer and waxing.
Participants will continue building layers for their creations.
4:30 Class is over, dinner will be at 6:00
Day 3, September 17
9:30 Morgan will begin this morning with a brazing copper parts demonstration that will show how to attach a nose, wing and the body. We'll break for lunch at 12:30 and resume class at 1:30. Students will have the afternoon to complete their projects. At 3:00, we will clean up and share our projects with each other.
4:00 Class is over
CREATING MIXED MEDIA SCULPTURES WITH MORGAN BRIG
Morgan Brig loves to combine language and playfulness in her sculptures to evoke emotion and humor. Her mixed media sculptures are whimsical, inventive and are collected by ardent collectors from all over the world. I have been a big fan of hers since I first saw one of her creations on Instagram. To say that I am a bit of a stalker of her work is an understatement, so you can understand my enthusiasm when I share that I am over the moon that she will be teaching a Bellissima Art Escape.
NOTE: This workshop is full and a waiting list has been started.
This Escape includes
- Two and half days of instruction with Morgan Brig
- Two dinners, and two lunches made by Kathie
- Tools for projects
- Acrylic paint
- New art tribe
Price for this workshop is $495 plus $20 kit fee and does not include lodging or transportation. A $100 non refundable deposit is due at registration, with the balance due July 1, 2017. The workshop is limited to 11. See cancellation policy.
Location: Wacky Nut Farm (limited rooms). Beautiful 20-acre farm with riding arenas, barns filled with gorgeous horses, a community garden and art studio
There are many B&Bs and Arbnbs on the Island.
Student Supply List
- Fabric, may include painted fabric
- Fur, feathers, shells
- Found objects (to use as ears, hats, body parts)
- Brushes, paint palette, water jar (if you want to paint the fabric)
- Wood glue (elmers is good)
- Sewing needle and thread
- Pencil and sharpie fine point blue or black (to draw on copper)
Optional if you have it
- Matte medium
- Tin snips
- Needle nose pliers
- Circle template
Class Kit ($20) Includes
- Copper Sheet 20 oz
- Copper Phos brazing rods
- Etchall (reuseable enamel etch solution)
- White powder enamel
- Laquer Thinner & Krylon Spray Gloss
- Copper wire (3ft each 12 and 14 gauge)
- Decal Sheets
Morgan Brig is a mixed media artist from Vashon Island, WA. She loves to capture emotion in her sculptures using multiple layers of media that bring the subtlety of expression to each character. Her layers include etched metal detail, enamel patinas and found objects that suggest the old and familiar, but ask to be viewed in a new light. She often uses language and occult symbols in her designs to support her belief that there is always guidance to be found from external and internal sources as we go through life. There also is playfulness in her design inspired by her love of old metal and tin toys and her desire to lay humor next to truth or fear in her work.
Kathie Vezzani, who is hosting the workshop, also is an artist who paints, rusts and waxes. She organizes trips for other artists and in a former life was a caterer. She has 22 years experience organizing trips for foodies and artists.