MIXED MEDIA SCULPTURES WITH MORGAN BRIG
The workshop with Morgan Brig just ended and I can't wait to share that she will be teaching another Art Escape in 2018. This woman is crazy talented and she is so generous with sharing her methods and knowledge. And her laugh, well, it's just infectious.
We have stretched this workshop to five days because you just needed another day or two to glue, stitch and make appendages for your little beings. For some, this workshop was the first time they had ever used a drill or torch, so don't let those two things stand in your way. Morgan is an excellent instructor and safety is a top priority for both of us.
Day 1, August 20
9:30 Meet for introductions and go over the workshop schedule. Morgan will share doll samples.
Morgan will discuss patterns, free form, painting and gluing fabric before you begin creating your own unique body. We'll break for lunch and then the sewing frenzy will begin! You will cut out, stuff, and sew your bodies.
4:30 Break with dinner at 5:30
Day 2, August 21
9:30 Today you will find out how to use decals, found objects and copper fabricated pieces for your sculptures.
Morgan will demonstrate how to cut and drill copper, enameling, torch safety, etchall and applying decals
12:30-1:30 Lunch Then you will have the afternoon to enamel, make your pieces that will dry overnight.
Class is over at 4:30 and dinner is on your own.
Day 3, August 22
9:30 Class begins with a brazing demo. This is where the fun begins with creating ears, antlers, head and neck attachments. We'll break for lunch and continue working through the afternoon. Class will end at 4:30 and dinner is on your own.
Day 4, August 23
9:30 Class begins with learning how to trim decals, sewing fabric to copper parts and gluing them to the bodies. Morgan will also demonstrate xerox transfers and spray painting those cute little legs with stripes. We'll break for lunch and then you have the afternoon to continue sewing and gluing. Class will end at 4:30 with a break before we have our last dinner together.
Day 5, August 24
9:30 Class begins. You will have all day to finish your sculptures, adding the final touches to your special little being(s). We will break for lunch and at 3:00 we will clean up and share our final pieces with each other before saying a fond farewell to our new art tribe.
This workshop is full. A wait list has been started.
This Escape Includes
- Five days of instruction by Morgan Brig
- Two dinners, five lunches prepared by Kathie Vezzani
- 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
Price for this workshop is $975 and does not include lodging or transportation. A $500 non-refundable deposit is due at registration, with the balance due April 1, 2018. The workshop is limited to 10.
See cancellation policy.
Accommodation: There are many Arbnbs and B&Bs in Gig Harbor. Here is a link for more options
Student Supply List
- Fabric, may include painted fabric
- Fur, feathers, shells
- Found objects (to use as ears, hats, body parts)
- Brushes, paint palette
- 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
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 at her home in Gig Harbor, 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.