3.24.2015

Workshop in Mendocino

Hi there!
Below is information about my upcoming workshop in beautiful Mendocino, California. 
It will be a 5 day, fun filled, inspirational kick in the pants that will get your creative juices flowing. So if you have been wanting to learn this process, I hope you can join me!

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 

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

3.20.2015

Spring Workshop in Mendocino!

I don't teach a lot of workshops because I am so busy making art and writing a book...but once a year, I LOVE to teach in Mendocino. The art center, where classes are held, is a wonderful place filled with talented people that inspire creative work. The town itself is an artist's dream...with the art center in the middle of everything and no need to drive again once you arrive. Lots of great restaurants and shops, all within walking distance. Plus the beautiful coastline, abundant flowers, and charming homes and buildings.

Join me for 5 days that will change your life. You will meet and spend your days with others who love making art as much as you do. Beginners and advanced students alike will love this class. I have been making paper clay art for more than 15 years and I am eager to teach others the joy of working with this fun, flexible and forgiving medium.

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

Click here for more information.
















2.15.2015

Upcoming Workshops for 2015


Be Hopeful  18" x 24"   Paper clay and acrylic on canvas
 I am pleased to announce a couple of upcoming Paper Clay Workshops!

Mendocino Art Center
5 days in a fabulous art center on the California Coast
June 15–19, 2015 (Monday–Friday, 9:30am–4:30pm)
Mendocino, CA
An in depth, hand on workshop in paper clay and mixed media for beginners and advanced alike.
Click here for details

Sitka Center for Art and Ecology
3 Days at a beautiful art center on the Oregon Coast
September 2-4, 2015 (Wednesday-Friday, 10am-4pm)
Otis, OR  (near Lincoln City)
A three day intensive in paper clay bas-relief for all skill levels.
Click here for details

I am working on a couple of others, so check back. And thanks for visiting my blog/website!













1.02.2015

Lotus Lilies

This project was a commission for some friends of mine. I normally don't do commissions, but could not resist this one because they let me do whatever I wanted for a special wall in their home. So I chose to do lotus lilies, a beautiful flower with magical meaning. They grown form murky mud into majestic splendor, a living metaphor for transcendence. I used gold metallic paint for this project to go in their very formal home.

All my work begins with a loose thumbnail sketch
Then I enlarge the drawing and refine it.
Here is the clay work before it was painted.

Lotus Lilies     Three 12" x 12" panels   Paper Clay on wood Panels




11.23.2014

Paper Clay Workshop, Painting Day!

I am always amazed at how many different styles there are in class,  everyone with their own way of making art. Some beginners, others well seasoned, all fun loving, helpful and trying something new. We come together to make art, and we make friends.

I love the black and white stage.And when the colors come out, magic happens. Not everyone finishes. The day goes by too fast.  And we wish it would last. I am grateful in so many ways.
























11.22.2014

This weekend's Paper Clay Workshop at Lincoln Gallery in Eugene

Today's workshop was fantastic. So many great artists in one room,  all working with a brand new medium and making art together. I am always amazed at how well people do that have never worked with paper clay before.

Today we sculpted. Tomorrow we paint!
Can't wait!
Stay tuned...