Thursday, March 26, 2009

Classes Starting in April-Corrected contact info

Contact information>>
or 925-305-7675
I am thrilled to have such a full schedule of classes ready for our first month! There is something for everyone! Take a look and come join us! We want you to be a part of this wonderful gathering place--Mecca on Main!

Art Classes at Mecca on Main
210 N. Main Aubrey Texas


*Paper*Boxes*Books* Tuesdays 7-9 pm Starting Arpil 14
Paste Paper:
Learn to create beautiful papers that are wonderful for
scrapbook pages, books, journals, and box covers
Beginners welcome Adults and kids 12+
April 14th Tuesday 7-9 pm
$25.00 + $5.00 suppplies
Books & boxes:
We'll be making great projects for one of a kind gifts,
personal journals, sketchbooks, scrapbooks or photo album
Beginners welcome Adults and kids 12+
April 21 Tuesday 7-9 pm
$25.00 + $5.00 suppplies
Step up to stitched books:
Students will create books with Japanese stab
binding. This is a hard cover book.
Tuesday 7-9 Adults and kids 12 +
April 28
$25.00 + $5.00 supplies

*******(Enroll in all three above for only $60.00! + supplies)*******

Oil Painting Class Monday Mornings 9:30-12:30 Beginning April 13th
Adults- All levels
$35 per class
Bring your own supplies-list provided

Pen & Ink and Color Thursdays 7-9 Beginning April 9th

Classic pen and ink with simple color:
You'll learn to personalize your journals, scrapbooks, make beautiful cards; draw delicate/descriptive or bold/brave line drawings with no fear, pen and ink techniques. We'll create beautiful drawings using stippling, lines and texture, defining shape and shadows. We'll add soft color to make it pop!
Adults and kids 12 + Thursdays 7-9 pm April 9, 16, 23 $60.00
Repurposed/Reclaimed Journals Wednesdays 7-9 Beginning April 15th
Would you like a unique one of a kind art/personal journal or sketch book
and be Earth friendly as well? Make a beautiful Reclaimed Art Journal from a discarded book. We'll paint, glue, add collage materials and anything else you can think of, creating a unique and colorful book to start your imagination flowing. Rededicate your throwaway
to never-throw-away!.
Adults and kids 15+ April 15, 22, 29 7-9 p.m. $60.00
Introduction to Polymer Clay WORKSHOP SATURDAY APRIL 25th
Fun!! We'll make beads and box tops (student supplies Altoid type metal box).
Adults and kids 12+
Saturday 10-1:30 $35.00 + $5.00 supplies
Making Mini Books WORKSHOP SATURDAY May 2nd
Build beautiful but simple mini-books for journals, mini-scrapbooking, gifts or fun! We will make 2 styles of books. Each little book will be perfect for special affirmations, quotes, a dream book, your wish list, or a simply delicious gift
Adults and kids 15 + 10 a.m.-1 pm $35.00 + $5.00 supplies
Collage & Affirmation Cards WORKSHOP SATURDAY May 9th
We will begin with a large sheet of paper which we'll cover with random imaged materials - very stream of conscious/don't overthink technique. Next we will blindly cut this paper apart to become background for adding details. Affirmation cards are great for personal use as well as gifts for mom or yourself
Beginners and advanced ages 15+ 10 a.m-1:30 p.m. $35.00 + $5.00 supplies
Images Transfer Techniques WORKSHOP SATURDAY May 16th
Want that wonderful vintage illustration into your project? Use a transfer technique! We will learn several different ways of transferring a black and white or color image to another surface
Adults and kids 15+ 12-3:30 $35.00 + $5.00 supplies
This course is an introduction to watercolor painting for personal enjoyment. We will focus on simple floral painting using the beautiful watercolor pigments available in transparent watercolor painting. You will learn brush technique, color mixing, and how to use the white of the paper for color intensity
Adults and kids 15+ Saturday 10 am-1 pm
Student brings supplies. List provided upon enrollment

Contact Information
Lisa Reed 940-343-1311

Friday, March 13, 2009

Painting and Sketching Workshop

Painting and Sketching for Personal Enjoyment
A half–day sketch and watercolor workshop

Date: Saturday, April 18, 2009
Place: Mecca on Main, 210 South Main Street, Aubrey, TX
Time: 10 am to 1 pm
Tuition: $20 to “Mecca on Main: is requested at time of workshop.
Instructor / Facilitator: Michael Borne, professional architect and watercolorist, best known as Carolyn’s husband

Lesson Plan: “Simple architectural shapes: How to sketch them / How to paint them”

Recommended Age Group: Adults and teens 16 and older, beginners and advanced.

Supplies: Each student provides his/her own supplies. Some supplies will be available for individual use. The more experienced participant should use whatever current supplies he/she is used to.
Recommended Supply List:
􀂃Paper: 140# watercolor paper in small sizes: 9” x 12” to 11” x 15” size. Sketch book for pencil sketching and notes, 9” x 12” or smaller. Watercolor pads or blocks are good.
􀂃Soft pencils – HB or 2B or No. 2 pencils and an eraser. A kneaded eraser works well.
􀂃Watercolor brushes: Synthetic nylon, either white or gold. Both flats and rounds are good. Recommendations are No. 12 and No. 8 rounds and a 1” wide flat.
􀂃Watercolor paints – Any red, blue, and yellow will work. Other colors can be mixed from these three. Good pigments would be Cadmium Red Light, Cadmium Yellow Light or New Gamboge, and Ultramarine Blue or French Ultramarine. Additional pigments I use for architectural subjects and landscapes are Burnt Sienna and either Raw Sienna or Yellow Ochre.
􀂃Small plastic palette or just a white plastic, China, or Styrofoam dinner plate. (But not your grandmother’s good China!) This is for mixing the paint with water.
􀂃A rigid board slightly larger than the watercolor paper and masking tape to fasten the watercolor paper to the board. This will help to minimize paper buckling when wet. Foam Core board, card board, or stiff matt board works well.
􀂃Small plastic water container, like a Cool Whip bowl or small Tupperware container.
􀂃Soft “facial” tissues (no lotion) and paper towels.

All of these supplies are available at Michael’s, Hobby Lobby, Aaron Brothers, Jo Ann’s, and other local crafts shops.
The workshop is very informal. Wear comfortable clothes and bring personal refreshments and snacks as desired. Visitors and non-painters welcome.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Pictures of Mecca on Main

We are busily preparing the already awesome space for an April 1st opening. We had 19 friends and family members scrubbing and painting with us this weekend. It is amazing to have so many people sharing my passion and willing to work hard to help me make it happen!

Here are some of the pictures after we got some paint on the walls. It is truly a fantastic space!!