Pieces of Tara Artistry

Pieces of Tara Artistry

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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 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 2 1/2 years I have grown exponentially as an artist and a teacher. I love teaching this art form. It has brought me much joy and satisfaction and I look forward to continuing this journey.

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All Sessions by Pieces of Tara Artistry

DAY 1 November 17th, 2022

BEGINNER PEARL CELL TECHNIQUE

08:30 - 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.

PEARL POUR COMBO CLASS

02:00 - 05:00PM

In this advanced class you will kick up those Pearl Cells by combining techniques.   You will build on what you learned in the beginner class by adding flip cups and blowouts to create stunning compositions! We will go through briefly how to mix paint for the pearl cell technique, paint recipes, mixing paint for pour over/puddle paints,  how to place the flip cup or blowout to get the desired results and much, much more!

MEET & GREET RECEPTION

07:00 - 09:00PM

Meet in the Registration and Gallery area for sliders, salad and a drink and the chance to meet and rub shoulders with your fellow students and the Artist Teachers.  The ticket price includes food and 1 drink. The Cash bar will also be open after that.

AMSTERDAM HISTORY OF ACRYLICS

Thursday Lunch

Amsterdam will be onhand Thursday from 12.30 to 1.30pm to talk about the History of Acrylics. This is a free event to all students who have booked classes with the teachers.

DAY 2 November 18th, 2022

BEGINNER BLOOM COASTERS

08:30 - 11:30AM

In this step by step class, using the Shelee Art Bloom Technique we will go through pillow paint, paint mixing of puddle paints (including pigments) and cell activators; as well as ratios for different pouring mediums; and how to blow the cell activator to create a beautiful bloom coaster set.  We will be using our mouth to blow out the blooms on 4”x4” tiles (hairdryers will also be available if necessary). I will also show a brief demonstration on how to finish them with resin & you will receive Mixed Media Girl Resin and the cork to finish the backs at home.  You will love this technique!

ADVANCED DECONSTRUCTED BLOOMS

02:00 - 05:00PM

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 mouths (or hair dryer, if necessary) to blow out multiple blooms on 4”x10” tiles and 1 round canvas and then tilt to the perfect composition.  My new personal favorite technique to play with!

GALA DINNER

07:30 - 12:00PM

Please join us for a sit down buffet dinner with 1 drink included and a cash bar available afterwards. Once the food has been eaten and whilst the drinks are flowing we will open the floor up to an Artist Q&A. After this there will be a raffle of Art and Gift Baskets chock full of products donated from all our sponsors. This is a hugely fun event that you won't want to miss.

DECOART WATER MARBLING DEMO

Friday Lunch

DecoArt will be onhand Friday from 12.30 to 1.30pm to demonstrate 'Water Marbling' This is a free event to all students who have booked classes with the teachers.

DAY 3 November 19th, 2022

BEGINNER PEARL CELL TECHNIQUE

08:30 - 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.

PEARL POUR COMBO CLASS

02:00 - 05:00PM

In this advanced class you will kick up those Pearl Cells by combining techniques.   You will build on what you learned in the beginner class by adding flip cups and blowouts to create stunning compositions! We will go through briefly how to mix paint for the pearl cell technique, paint recipes, mixing paint for pour over/puddle paints,  how to place the flip cup or blowout to get the desired results and much, much more!

WRAP PARTY

08:00 - 12:00PM

It's a WRAP!! Come and celebrate the end of this wonderful 3 day event, offsite at TK's in Addison. We will have an open bar from 8pm to Midnight and a cash bar thereafter. Food, DJ, Photo Booth and dancing. Students are responsible for their own travel to and from this event.

RESIN FLOOD COATING YOUR ART

Saturday Lunch

Dallas based artists 'Artist Till Death' will be onhand Saturday from 12.30 to 1.30pm to teach you the hints and tips on how to finish your acrylic art with a resin flood coat. This is a free event to all students who have booked classes with the teachers.