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Pieces of Tara Artistry
Pieces of Tara Artistry

Pieces of Tara Artistry

I am a fluid artist from Wisconsin. I live a lovely life with my handsome husband and 2 pups. I have been “crafty” from very early on in life. I was a jewelry artist for about 15 years and honed my craft to the point of becoming a jewelry silversmith.

Just previous to COVID I was exposed to fluid art by my father. We tried it together one day and from then on I was hooked! I cleared out my jewelry studio and made room for the fluid art space. I studied this craft from great artists on YouTube, soaking in all the knowledge I could acquire. I have document my journey through my YouTube channel and have found that in the past 4 years I have grown exponentially as an artist and a teacher. I love teaching this art form and am now venturing into other forms of mixed media which have been so fun to work with. It has brought me much joy and satisfaction and I look forward to continuing this journey.

Art by Pieces of Tara Artistry

All Sessions by Pieces of Tara Artistry

Day 1

09/27/2024

ALL THINGS TEXTURE - FLUID ART EMBELLISHMENTS

8.30am - 11.30am

In this textured art class we will deep dive into inexpensive materials such as joint compound to more archival mediums such as modeling paste, gel mediums, fiber paste, crackle ground and other textured pastes. We will go through the different viscosities that should be used for each type of piece. You will get to practice what you learn on 2 separate pieces. You will try your hand at several different techniques such as scales, scallops & flowers...then we will collaborate. I will create a fluid art background piece for you to embellish in class however you would like! This is going to be so much fun!!

Day 1

09/27/2024

TEXTURED 3D SCALES

2.00pm - 5.00pm

In this textured art class you will learn everything you need to know to make 3D scales on a stand alone art piece or to compliment a fluid art piece. We will focus on the best products to make this type of art. We will deep dive into modeling paste & gel mediums as well as the different viscosities that should be used for each type of piece. You will get to practice what you learn on 2 separate pieces. First on your own stand alone piece and then a collaboration with me! I will create a fluid art piece for you to embellish in class however you would like! This is going to be so much fun!!

Day 2

09/28/2024

BEGINNER PEARL CELL TECHNIQUE

8.30am - 11.30am

In this class you will learn how to find the PERFECT CONSISTENCY for the Pearl Cell Technique. You will learn to create base coats for both white and colored pearls cells and recipes for pour over/puddle paints. We will talk canvas prep, paint densities, what paints work for this technique and what paints to avoid, how to tilt and LOADS more. You will be given time to practice what you learned by creating 2 pieces of your own!

Day 2

09/28/2024

ADVANCED PEARL POUR - PEACOCK PEARLS

2.00pm - 5.00pm

In this class we will put a twist on the pearl cell technique! You will learn to create gorgeous multi-colored pearls by learning to lay different opacities of paint. We will focus on consistency, opacities, paint densities, what paints work for this technique and what paints to avoid, how to tilt and LOADS more. You will be given time to practice what you learned by creating 2 pieces of your own!

Day 3

09/29/2024

ADVANCED PEARL POUR - PEACOCK PEARLS

8.30am - 11.30am

In this class we will put a twist on the pearl cell technique! You will learn to create gorgeous multi-colored pearls by learning to lay different opacities of paint. We will focus on consistency, opacities, paint densities, what paints work for this technique and what paints to avoid, how to tilt and LOADS more. You will be given time to practice what you learned by creating 2 pieces of your own!

Day 3

09/29/2024

BLOOM BLOWOUTS

2.00pm - 5.00pm

Using the Shelee Art Bloom Technique we will talk paint consistencies, paint to pouring medium ratios, cell activators and much more. We will build on our basic knowledge of blooms and learn how to use our hair dryer to blow out multiple blooms on a 12”x12” canvas and a 14” round canvas. One of my favorite techniques to play with!

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