In April, Jasmine Crutchfield held a workshop with interested SAA members. With our best reading glasses, we followed along Jasmine’s instructions to produce sparkling delicate flowers reminiscent of daffodils. Jasmine demonstrated using yarn and large pony beads, while we attempted to reproduce her design using small seed beads. She showed the utmost patience teaching her class of complete novices. We each walked away with a beautiful necklace of our own making, but I can confidently say, none of us will ever go into business to compete with Jasmine’s gorgeous unique bead work and designs. The highlight of the workshop was perusing cases of Jasmine’s extensive collection of bead work art!

Past Workshops:

Back in July of 2021, Wilo Balfrey,  accomplished artist, long time friend and member of SAA, gave a very informative workshop on tips and guidance when showing work.

Alcohol Ink Painting Workshop

Alcohol ink painting by Suzanne Mamedalin

SAA member Suzanne Mamedalin led a workshop on alcohol ink painting at the Lake Shastina Community Center on May 20, 2017. An example of Suzanne’s work is shown above. Alcohol ink is a relatively new medium. The inks are acid-free, fast-drying transparent dyes used to create colorful, polished stone effects. They can be used on glossy paper, metal, shrink plastic, glass, and other slick surfaces.

Twenty local artists participated in the workshop. Photos from this impressively well-organized and highly successful workshop are shown below. All participants produced multiple pieces of art on a step-by-step progression of surfaces. Most supplies were provided, including 4-inch x 4-inch boards, which will be used for paintings donated for the silent auction at SAA’s 60th Annual Art Show. Proceeds from the auction are used for SAA’s annual scholarship for local art students.