8.10.2015

Wonderful Workshop!

These wonderful works were created by my latest paper clay workshop class at Lincoln Gallery on August 8-9. What a bunch of fun and talented people! It was new to almost everyone. And they really got the hang of it right away. Lots of pieces were yet to be finished...but as you can see, they are headed toward success. Thanks to all for the creativity and inspiration!





































6.27.2015

Summer Paper Clay/Mixed Media Workshop


Saturday and Sunday
AUG 8 & 9, 2015
9:30-4:30, Includes 1 hour lunch break at 12:30

At The Lincoln Gallery
OSLP Arts & Culture Program
309 W. 4th Ave.  Eugene 97401
541-636-3119
www.artsandcultureeugene.org

$140.00
Includes some supplies plus an
illustrated take-away instruction booklet

Register Here!
Complete supply list will be emailed to you when you register.

Join me for 2 FUN days learning a brand new method of art making with my inventive paper clay and mixed media techniques. Using an air-dried, paper maché clay, participants will learn to sculpt bas-relief forms onto boards, then carve, sand, and finish them with acrylic paint and collage materials. The result is a rich, textural, wood-carved effect that leaves people wondering how it was made. These techniques are perfect for beginners and advanced students alike, as they inspire experimentation and stir creativity, yet are flexible and forgiving.

Get inspired with birds and blooms and make one or two 5x7 pieces.
Inspirational images provided. Or you can do your own thing.
All skill levels welcome. This is gonna be fun!

5.18.2015

5 Day Workshop in Mendocino

I don't teach a lot of workshops. So when I do, I pour my heart into making it meaningful and memorable for everyone. I have developed some brand new methods of making art that is fun, flexible and forgiving. Plus they can be combined with lots of other mediums. These 5 days are going to be very special!

Poppies     Paper clay/Mixed Media on wooden panel  5 x 10

CAPTURING NATURE WITH PAPER CLAY
At Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino, CA
June 15–19, 2015 (Monday–Friday, 9:30am–4:30pm)

Class Description
Learn a brand new way to make art in this fun class with inventive paper clay and mixed media techniques. Using an air-dried, paper maché clay, participants will learn to sculpt bas-relief forms onto boards, then carve, sand, and finish them with acrylic paint and collage materials. These techniques are perfect for beginners and advanced students alike as they inspire experimentation and stir creativity, yet are very flexible and forgiving. This week will be devoted to capturing nature in a variety of ways with simple sculpting techniques. The clay adds dimension to flat work and allows for new painting opportunities and textural options. Students are encouraged to bring ideas and images related to nature. Inspirational images of birds, insects, plants and animals will be provided.


For more information go to:
http://www.mendocinoartcenter.org/Summer15/Manas.html 

To see more paper clay work click here.

If you have any questions, email me at mail@rogenemanas.com.
Happy Spring!

5.15.2015

Our Lady of Being Authentic

This is another of many homages to Frida Kahlo that I have done over the years. She is such an inspiration to me. Not only do I love and admire her artwork, but as a person, I believe she tried to be as authentic and true to herself as she could in her time. She did not follow trends, she set them. She did not conform to ideologies, she developed them. And not because she was a rebel, but because she was herself. Following her own drum beat.

Our Lady of Being Authentic    11 x 14  Paper clay/mixed media on canvas

This is an example of creating a paper clay base and then collaging over it with decorative papers. Her form was done in paper clay, as well as the ring around her halo. The wings were added with torn paper to the background. I love working in this way. It is very meditative.

Our Lady of Being Authentic  Detail  Paper clay/mixed media

5.05.2015

More Fun with Paper Clay

This clay is so versatile...you can shape it, carve it, sand it, mold it, and then paint it or not!

Left to right: Vintage scissors, paper clay mold and paper clay scissors.

Join me for more fun with Paper Clay and expand your repertoire of art making with this most amazing and versatile medium.

CAPTURING NATURE WITH PAPER CLAY
At Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino, CA
June 15–19, 2015 (Monday–Friday, 9:30am–4:30pm)

Class Description
Learn a brand new way to make art in this fun class using inventive paper clay and mixed media techniques. Using an air-dried, paper maché clay, participants will learn to sculpt bas-relief forms onto boards, then carve, sand, and finish them with acrylic paint and collage materials. These techniques are perfect for beginners and advanced students alike as they inspire experimentation and stir creativity yet are very flexible and forgiving. This week will be devoted to capturing nature in a variety of ways with simple sculpting techniques. The clay adds dimension to flat work and allows for new painting opportunities and textural options. Students are encouraged to bring ideas and images related to nature. Inspirational images of birds, insects and plants will be provided.
http://www.mendocinoartcenter.org/Summer15/Manas.html

5.03.2015

Clean Studio!

Oh how I love to clean my studio after a long project! It helps me refocus on the next work to begin. Plus I always have a hard time transitioning from one series of work to the next. But cleaning my studio, rearranging things, hanging work stacked around the floor, putting away stuff that no longer inspires me, and organizing my tools, materials,  and reference images always invigorates me to get going again. I found things I forgot about! ONWARD!








And the best reason to have your studio in your garage...a sunny day!




4.27.2015

Let's Get Serious About Having Fun


Join me for a FUN five-day workshop at the Mendocino Art Center in beautiful Mendocino! We will be working with paper clay, collage materials, acrylic paints and making the most fun and forgiving art you ever imagined. Just bring your creativity.

 

CAPTURING NATURE WITH PAPER CLAY
At Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino, CA
June 15–19, 2015 (Monday–Friday, 9:30am–4:30pm)


Class Description
Learn a brand new way to make art in this fun class using inventive paper clay and mixed media techniques. Using an air-dried, paper maché clay, participants will learn to sculpt bas-relief forms onto boards, then carve, sand, and finish them with acrylic paint and collage materials. These techniques are perfect for beginners and advanced students alike as they inspire experimentation and stir creativity yet are very flexible and forgiving. This week will be devoted to capturing nature in a variety of ways with simple sculpting techniques. The clay adds dimension to flat work and allows for new painting opportunities and textural options. Students are encouraged to bring ideas and images related to nature. Inspirational images of birds, insects and plants will be provided.
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