Saturday, October 26, 2013

You are invited....

ShaDeeLa Creative Workshops invites you to the 4th Annual Craft Show located at the “Old” Firehouse on Green Street in Snow Hill, Maryland.

A beautiful selection of unique handcrafted items created by local artisans will be for sale – just in time for your holiday gift shopping.

Explore the quaint town of Snow Hill that is steeped in history and tradition as you sample its fabulous food, great shopping, art galleries and fun activities.

The ShaDeeLa ladies will be there to tell you about their creative art workshops they have planned for 2014.

The Fair opens on “First Friday” night from 5:30-8pm and on Saturday from 10am-3pm. You won’t want to miss this! See you there!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

...and they DID IT!

September's "I Can Do It" Workshop at Queen's Ink in Savage, Maryland gave us confirmation that artistic talent abounds in the hearts of those who BELIEVE. Students completed two small warm up paintings using a "negative space" technique and then moved on to a larger 16" x 20" still life painting of sunflowers. It was a fast moving class specifically designed to urge students to work spontaneously and not dwell on expectations. The results were phenomenal! Everyone left with three "ready to hang" paintings and a renewed feeling of confidence.  

Friday, September 20, 2013

Take a look...

at the incredible shadowboxes SDL students and awesome artists, Mary Ellen and Becky, created after taking the SDL Shadowbox Workshop in May. 

Mary Ellen and Becky develop depth and wonderment in their projects by creatively using paper, words, found treasures and hand crafted embellishments. Each individual section stands on its own, but together it weaves an elaborate story. 

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Vintage Glass Bottles Repurposed as Works of Art

Whenever we come across an empty glass bottle or a broken piece of jewelry, old or new – it is difficult for us to throw it away. There are endless ways to renew, embellish and display them.

Twice during the past two months ShaDeeLa had the privilege of teaching “Bottled Curiosities” Workshops at The Queen’s Ink in Savage Mill, Maryland. Some of the techniques that were taught included, how to search for antique bottles, the application of embellishments and our signature antiquing secrets.

Amazing creativity and passion were expressed in each of the artists completed bottles. We were enlightened by the amount of originality that surfaced in these workshops.

Join us for our upcoming “Bottled Curiosities” Workshops at The Serenity Shoppe in Snow Hill, Maryland on August 24th and at The Queen’s Ink in Savage Mill, Maryland in October (dates to be announced).
Visit our Facebook page to see what innovative artists of all skill levels can create.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Tiny Treasures...

Saturday's Altered Shadow Box Workshop proved to be an interesting peek into people's lives as objects and the stories behind them were shared and observed. 

Students brought in their tiny treasures, along with donations for the “share bowl,” to be thoughtfully placed within the many little niches of their box. Layering, distressing, design and depth of field were just a few of the techniques demonstrated. 

It was fascinating to see and hear the stories develop as each Shadow Box came to life. As always, in true ShaDeeLa style, we laughed, had fun and realized that it's the "small" things that count and everyone has their story to tell. 

After all, "One man's trash is another man's treasure"......

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Turn Your Treasures into Art...

Join us for our 
 on Saturday, May 18th, 2013

Bring along your keepsakes and other special items to create a meaningful three-dimensional shadow box for display. You can choose a theme for your box or gather preserved treasures and small items that capture your eye or heart. 

Ideas to include in your display: 
Photos, miniature objects
like charms, feathers, seashells, 
coins, tokens, tickets, mini bottles, sea glass, drift wood, pressed flowers, acorns, jewelry, 
decorative papers, small paintings or drawings,
trim accents and so much more.

Monday, April 15, 2013

It Was a Colorful Day!

What a marvelous group of “Blooming Artists” we had at this past 
Saturday’s A Time to Bloom Workshop! 

With a child-like approach each person created a whimsical and colorful painting while exploring layering and mixed-media techniques. It was uplifting to see all of the bright colors and uniqueness of each creation. We all had a wonderful time laughing and learning together!

Join us for one next month for our Altered Shadow Box Workshop.  

We hope to see you and your artsy friends soon!

Checkout other photos on Facebook!

Friday, April 5, 2013

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Incorporate Mixed Media and Texture into Your Blooming Painting!

Dig through your paper collection, art tissues, stencils,
 paints, markers, pastels and pencils. 
Search for interesting objects to create texture 
and pattern with.
Build painted backgrounds along with
 layers of paper, stencils, 
drips and splatters.
Patiently allow your painting to evolve as you 
let go of your worries and expectations.
Explore nature and invite it to inspire you with its wonderful textures and color combinations.
Begin to create with your paint palette, shapes and textures 
of your own making.

Join us for our upcoming workshop
 A Time to Bloom

We’ll encourage you to 
loosen up, relax, honor your intuition 
allow your creativity to emerge naturally and authentically.

See Workshop Schedule for further registration and class information.

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