10.20.2014

Day of the Dead Show at Maude Kerns

Check out the Dia de los Muertos Show at Maude Kerns Art Center running from now until Nov. 7th. Lots of wonderful alters and tributes to our dearly departed.


Bona Lisa   18 x 24   Paper Clay/Mixed Media

10.06.2014

Amazing Little Film About the Golden Section



Follow this link below and watch a little amazing film that shows how the mathematical proportions of the Golden Section are applied throughout nature and the universe. Life is truly amazing. Everyday is a miracle in exponential ways.



The Golden Section

9.25.2014

Still a few spaces left in my November Workshop!


Sunny Day    10"x 8"  Paper Clay/Mixed Media

Paper Clay/Mixed Media Workshop in Eugene

Saturday and Sunday:

Nov. 22 & 23, 2014

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 at: www.artsandcultureeugene.org/registration
Complete supply list will be emailed to you when you register.

Enjoy 2 FUN days learning a brand new method of self-expression 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 everyone 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.

Participants are encouraged to make whatever they like, but birds make a great and simple form to work from for learning this process. Choices of bird images will be provided.

For questions about workshop contact me at: mail@rogenemanas.com

8.27.2014

November Paper Clay Workshop

Yellow Headed Godknowswhat   5" x 5"   Paper Clay/Mixed Media
Join me for a Paper Clay/Mixed Media Workshop in Eugene!

Saturday and Sunday:
Nov. 22 & 23, 2014
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 at: www.artsandcultureeugene.org/registration
Complete supply list will be emailed to you when you register.

Enjoy 2 FUN days learning a brand new method of self-expression 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 everyone 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.

Participants are encouraged to make whatever they like, but birds make a great and simple form to work from for learning this process. Choices of bird images will be provided.

For questions about workshop contact me at: mail@rogenemanas.com



Hope to see you there!

7.21.2014

Sorry for Random Posts

Every so often I get an email from my blog of an old post. I have no idea why it happens. I certainly am not sending them. I don't know if everyone is getting them or just me. I do hope you will forgive this blog malfunction. Sorry for the unnecessary invasion!


7.15.2014

Workshop at Mendocino Art Center

Magic things happen when a roomful of artists spend 4 days together is a beautiful, creative place. Mendocino brings out the best in people. Mendocino Art Center is the heart of this village. Art rules. We had a wonderful time, made art and new friends. I am going to miss my wonderful students and this magical place.
Mendocino Art Center main entrance.
The view from our room...lots of apartments for instructors and students.
Apartments there are clean, bright, and most importantly right near the studios!

My classroom area where we could work until 9 each night.
The grounds are beautiful.

Art is everywhere.
Flowers in Mendocino seem to generate their own light
Paper clay work was new to everyone.


And yet each person gained skills over the 4 days we worked together.

Each style unique.

Most left with work in progress.

Inspired by nature.

Flowers from the grounds.

Some with wonderful design skills.

All sculpted with creative hands.

Stylized or realistic.
Flowers never looked better.


Leaves have never been more colorful.

Poppies were popping.

Ideas were hatching.

We learned from each other.

And from nature.

Colorful iterpretations.

And meaningful memories.
Even wihtout color, the work is strong

Some work quietly away and surprise us all when suddenly beauty appears.
Colorful concepts...

By colorful people...

Like fireflies lighting up the night...

With waterlilies waiting to bllom...

Everyone practicing new skills, making new art friends and sharing their creativity.
These were the creative hands at play. I am going to miss seeing them everyday.
Sometimes in your life, everything lines up just right and you know that this is where you were meant to be in order to connect with others who share your love of art making. These art makers were here to try something new. And together, we made magic, memories and new friends. I am grateful.

6.26.2014

Paperclay Workshop in Mendocino!



There are still a few spots left in my Paint, Paper and Paperclay Workshop at the beautiful Mendocino Art Center in Mendocino, CA. This amazing venue is right in the middle of a charming, walkable, arts community north of San Francisco on the Northern California coast. I have some really fun projects lined up and a lot of new mixed media techniques to share. All skill levels, from beginners to advanced, will find this workshop intriguing and fun.

Learn to work with paper clay, acrylic paints and mediums, solvents, collage materials, and more.

Join us July 10-13 for 4 days of fun filled art making and meet new creative friends.

For more information and a materials list click here.
And to register on line click here.