I will tell you now that I am no pro at social media. I did try to do Facebook years ago and it consumed me. So I suppose I do exist there but don’t really participate much. For some reason I have a better relationship with Instagram…and I got on that mainly because my boys were. Well they’ve since moved on to Snapchat, which I don’t quite understand…why snap when you can already text…and save pics too…anyway. So Instagram it is. I just started a separate art account which is kind of fun. It allows me to not only post my pieces, but I can give a little insight to each one. Which I don’t typically do much on my website. So that’s cool…Feel free to look me up. ArtAlthea_artist
I’m gonna get so good at this. 😉
This month gave me the opportunity to demo my collage process and create with the students at Cherokee Elementary in Paradise Valley, Arizona. What a great group of kids, each student helping me choose the perfect piece of paper and find its appropriate spot on the canvas.
Typically a large piece can take a month to complete. With a little prep work ahead of time, we were able to finish two large collages in one day! One piece to auction off at their Art Walk fundraiser that night, as well as another to be given a permanent home in the school. I learned a lot working so fast! And each piece turned out beautifully, hopefully inspiring creativity in all these blooming artists!
So often I have been asked to teach my torn collage technique, and I am so glad to announce that my first workshops have finally become reality. I really enjoyed the sweet, talented students that joined me for my first workshop in Cave Creek, Arizona. With a bit of instruction and demos, it was a fun day of painting papers, ripping and gluing to create one of a kind collages. My next workshop on April 18th is filling up fast, so make sure to email me if you are interested! I will also keep you up-to-date on any upcoming workshops.Read More