WELCOME TO FAIRFIELD CREATES

GET YOUR ART ON! JULY 17 - 31, 2011

Fairfield Iowa has a wealth of creative energy and several local galleries and instructors are teaming up to share that energy. This is your opportunity to take a mini art vacation and study with some of the most talented instructors in the region. Take time to relax, focus on your creativity and expand your artistic experiences in a variety of styles and mediums.

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For more information, click here or call the CVB at 641-472-2828.

Class sizes are limited so be sure to register early!

WATERCOLOR with John Preston

Learn from one of the Midwest’s best watercolorists. Demonstrations and individualized instruction will be included. If weather appropriate, some class time will be spent outdoors. Materials list will be provided after you pre-register.
Location:
Fairfield Arts & Convention Center
200 N. Main St., Fairfield, IA
Cost:
$140.00 per person for each 3 day session
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Wed, Thu & Fri - July 27, 28 & 29
10 AM - 4 PM | Cost: $140.00/person
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THE ART OF FRAMING with Ken Dubin

This informative seminar will explore basic framing solutions of ones art, collectables or just about anything you may want to frame. Discussed will be materials used for preservation framing and why its important, designing the frame your artwork will be put in, considerations artists will find useful for exhibiting their work, tips for the do-it yourself framer, where to find materials and more. No materials needed.

Choose from 1 of 6 classes:
· July 21 | 12 PM - 4 PM
· July 28 | 12 PM - 4 PM
· July 22 | 12 PM - 4 PM
· July 29 | 12 PM - 4 PM
· July 23 | 1 PM - 5 PM
· July 30 | 1 PM - 5 PM
Location:
ICON Gallery/Teeple Hansen Gallery
Fairfield, IA

Cost:
$40.00 per person per session
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Thu, July 21 @ ICON Gallery
12 PM - 4 PM | Cost: $40/person
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Fri, July 22 @ ICON Gallery
12 PM - 4 PM | Cost: $40/person
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Sat, July 23 @ ICON Gallery
1 PM - 5 PM | Cost: $40/person
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Thu, July 28 @ Teeple Hansen Gallery
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Cost: $40/person
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Fri, July 29 @ ICON Gallery
12 PM - 4 PM | Cost: $40/person
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Sat, July 30 @ ICON Gallery
1 PM - 5 PM | Cost: $40/person
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"Linocut Printmaking with Collaged Mono Prints" with Alicia Carradus

A printmaking technique using a variant woodcut process on a relief surface. Create prints with our tools & press. Additional collaged mono printing process included. Class Limit 8 Most materials furnished. A materials list will be provided after pre-registering.
Location:
Fairfield Arts & Convention Center
200 N. Main St., Fairfield, IA
Cost:
$58 for all 3 days
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Mon, Tue & Wed, July 18, 19 & 20
9:30-11:30 AM | Cost: $58.00/person
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"Art Quilting: A Free Motion Quilting and Embellishing Workshop" with Wendy Read

This two-day quilting arts workshop will provide ample time for participants to learn a variety of art quilting techniques, including free motion quilting, thread painting, and embellishing, as well as the use of dissolvable stabilizer. Students will practice both established free motion quilting patterns, such as feathers and spirals, as well as improvisational stitching. The application of embellishments, such as novelty yarns, fibers, fabrics and beads, and the use of dissolvable stabilizer, will be explored. Supply list available at preregistration
Location:
CR Quilts, 2255 Hwy 1 South; ¼ mile south of Hwy 34 exit 212, Fairfield, IA
Cost:
$140.00 per student
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Tue & Wed, July 19 & 20
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM | Cost: $140.00/person
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"Beginning Drawing" with Elaine Duncan

Making marks to connect with your unique creativity. Mixed media with emphasis on pencils. Class Limit 12
Location:
FAA studio at the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center
Fairfield, IA
Cost:
$42 for both days
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Tues & Wed July 19 & 20
1:00 - 4 :00 PM | Cost: $42.00/person for both days
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"Fabric Dyeing, Painting, and Bleach Discharging: An Introductory Workshop" with Wendy Read

Students will learn different fabric dyeing and painting techniques, as well as bleach discharging, to create interesting colors and patterns on fabrics and/or T-shirts. Instructor will supply the fabric dyes, paints, bleach and necessary chemicals for preparing and fixing dyes. Student Supply list provided at preregistration
Location:
FAA studio at the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center
Fairfield, IA
Cost:
$75 per student, plus $8 supply use fee
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Thursday, July 21 | 10Am- 5 PM
Cost: $75.00/person + $8 Supply fee
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" Collage" with Elaine Duncan

Using colored paper and cut-out images to give shape to your day dreams. Start saving pictures from magazines, greeting cards, and other sources. Class Limit 12
Location:
Fairfield Arts & Convention Center
200 N. Main St, Fairfield, IA
Cost:
$42 for both days or $25 for 1 day
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Sat, July 30 & Sun July 31
1 PM - 4 PM | Cost: $42.00/person for two days
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Sat, July 30 & Sun July 31
1 PM - 4 PM | Cost: $25.00/person one day
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"Study of the Still Life" in Soft Chalk Pastel or Oil with Gin Lammert

Learn to see and create the illusion of form on paper or canvas using vibrant colors in different values(tones). Demonstrations of techniques will be followed with Individual guidance from the instructor. A materials list will be provided after pre-registering.
Class Limit 10
(Option: bring sack lunch /stay and work since I plan to stay in studio)
Location:
Fairfield Arts & Convention Center
200 N. Main St, Fairfield, IA
Cost:
$95.00
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Fri & Saturday, July 22 & 23
10 AM - 4 PM | Cost: $95.00/person
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"Introduction to Intaglio Printmaking- Drypoint Technique" with Kella Moschkau

Capture the magical usage of a scratched line drawing to produce multiple prints as you learn the printing process of drypoint. Each will be individually inked, wiped and printed on a printing press from a metal plate by the artist on acid-free, all rag paper. Start compiling your small (4"x6") drawing ideas and good value contrast photo references. Group and Individual Instruction. A materials list will be provided after pre-registering.
Class Limit 8 participants
Location:
Fairfield Arts & Convention Center
200 N. Main St, Fairfield, IA
Cost:
$150 includes some materials
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Sunday July 24, Monday July 25 & Tuesday July 26
1 PM - 6 PM | Cost: $150.00/person
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Our Instructors:


Alicia Carradus is a talented local artist working in variety of media. She is currently an art teacher in the area School District and serves on the FAA board. Alicia exhibits at and has instructed numerous classes for the FAA. She is also active in creating artistic sets for local theater productions.

Ken Dubin started STUDIO 210 in the West Loop area of Chicago. Clients include the Spertus Museum, Chicago Holocaust Society, Adler Planetarium, Chicago Historical Society, Chicago Architecture Foundation, New Orleans Art Institute, the Racine Art Museum in Wisconsin, PS1 in New York

Elaine Duncan has exhibited two- and three dimensional media in galleries, competitions, festivals, and other venues in Iowa, Arizona, and California. She has taught children and adults privately and publicly. She graduated with honors from the University of California at Berkeley where she received a bachelor’s degree in fine arts. She is currently exhibiting and teaching in Fairfield at the FAA.

Gin Lammert has been working with soft pastels since 1995, creating award winning portraits, Landscapes and still lifes. Capturing a moment in time that is rich with emotion and spirit of a place, person, or item is what Gin is best known for accomplishing. She is member of Mid America Pastel Society.

Kella j.Moschkau creates visual 2-dimensional compositions using various mediums of drawing, painting, and printmaking. Subjectivity and art spirit (logic and imagination) are important factors in her Arts Philosophy as a 35 year Visual Art Educator, Instructor, and Fine Artist.

John Preston, a very well know midwest artist, is amaster of watercolor and pastel. John has works in many private & corporate collections and exhibits regularly at Olsen Larson Gallery in Des Moines.

Wendy Read is an accomplished fiber artist. She has had numerous art quilts juried into international, national, and regional galleries and shows, and will share some of the techniques she has utilized in her art quilts. Wendy is a member of Iowa Art Quilters Guild, Professional Art Quilt Alliance, America Quilters Society & International Quilt Association

Check out the dates and topics. Sign up for one or more! With classes available for beginners to experienced artists, an art vacation provides the time and freedom to be creative without distractions.


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