Gnarly Grove Studio
Art Experiences and Workshops
Gnarly Grove Studio offers several ways to enhance your creativity!
Art Experiences are a wonderful way to learn new techniques while creating your own unique artwork. Usually short in duration (3-4 hours), Art Experiences are a wonderful idea for a night out with friends or simply a way to pamper yourself with an enjoyable evening doing something out of the ordinary. All supplies are provided. Unless otherwise specified, participants should be 18 and over. You are welcome to bring a snack or beverage of your choice.
Gnarly Grove Workshops are geared to those who would like a more in-depth exploration of a particular method or style. One day workshops are held on Saturdays from 9-4. Two day workshops will be held on Friday and Saturday, 9-4 each day. All supplies will be provided, as well as lunch.
Creatures under the sea fascinate most of us. Create a canvas using pre-made clay underwater objects and texture pastes. To give your piece that shimmery look, you’ll be layering metallic and iridescent paints. Don’t care for underwater things? We will have clay objects on hand that don’t have anything to do with water!
Do wings make your imagination take flight? Take home a uniquely textured piece of art to add to your collection, choosing from several designs, textures, and painting styles.
Love the look of mosaics, but hate grouting or heavy materials? Here’s the answer! You’ll create a mosaic canvas using lightweight hand textured (already made for you) clay tiles. Complete your masterpiece with a unique finish of layered metallic and iridescent paints.
Using an unexpected material found at your local hardware store, stencils, and paints, you’ll take home an artwork that is sure to get lots of compliments! Whether you enjoy muted colors for a softer look or bright and bold designs, the choice is up to you.
Fun With Clay (Bring your kid to art night)
Looking for something fun to do with the kids? Kids AND adults love creating with clay. You’ll be using air dry clay (each person will receive a one pound package) and provided tools and assistance. The clay objects you form can be taken home to finish drying and be painted.
One Day Workshops
In this one day workshop, you will be using pre-made clay objects AND learning how to make your own. You will learn about different texture pastes and paints and choosing the best ones to create the effect you desire. You will learn a new painting technique that will allow your objects to appear similar in appearance to dichroic glass and you’ll take home an interesting and unique artwork to show off!
In this one day workshop, you will be using pre-made clay mosaic tiles AND learning how to make your own. You will learn about different texture pastes and paints and choosing between them. You will learn a new painting technique that will allow your objects to appear similar in appearance to dichroic glass. You will take home an interesting and unique artwork to show off!
In this one day workshop, you will learn about different texture pastes and how they are used in this technique. You will be able to choose from a multitude of stencils to create the textural layers of your piece and how to layer paints and varnishes to create a truly one-of-a-kind artwork.
In this one day workshop, you will discover the joy of using plaster wrap to create a tree. You’ll learn about adding texture pastes in the body of the canvas to create depth and dimension. You’ll learn how to add homemade texture pastes to the tree itself to create the effect of bark. You’ll learn creative painting techniques to apply to your tree and how to add moss for a foliage effect.
Two Day Workshops
Color and Texture
This two day workshop covers many basic ideas, methods, techniques, and recipes to use in your own abstract works of art. You will create a ‘paint sampler’ that will help you in choosing paints for future projects. You’ll also make a canvas, using found objects and plaster wrap that will become a ‘texture sampler’ to refer back to time and time again. It will also be a beautiful work of art!
This two day workshop will introduce you to the concept of including organic objects to your abstract artworks. On Day One, we will discuss and experiment with different texture pastes and how they affect our piece. We will learn how to adhere objects to our canvas. We will discuss basic art concepts relating to balance, focal points, and movement. We will use this knowledge to create our canvas. On Day Two, we will be painting our canvas.