Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Weekend Intensive with Gail Crosman Moore...

Leave behind the hustle and bustle of the city and embark on a creative expedition!  Combine breathtaking views and small town charm and you've got the setting for a Weekend Intensive with Gail Crosman Moore.  Allegory Gallery is honored to host this award-winning artist in picturesque Ligonier, Pennsylvania.  She will be visiting "the Diamond of the Laurel Highlands" to teach four classes September 8th and 9th.  Each class represents a different facet of this multi-disciplinary artist, featuring skills such as enameling, riveting, paper-casting, and mixed media techniques.  Students may take a single class or take several, in this intimate learning environment.

Saturday, September 8th, 9AM to 12Noon

All Levels/$125 Class Fee, $30 Kit Fee
Materials In Included Kit: 4 pair of findings, enamels, and usage of torches and tripods.

In this fast-paced 3 hour class, students will learn to properly torch fire transparent and opaque enamels with stamped metal findings – both vintage and new – including brass!  This class will empower students to add rich, luscious color to metals and safely continue work at home.  Each student will leave with a bounty of colorful finished pieces.

Class Requirements:  No fear of flame!  Bring a dust mask, wear natural fibers and closed-toe shoes.  Students with long hair should tie their hair back.

Saturday, September 8th, 2PM to 5PM

All Levels/$125 Class Fee, $30 Kit Fee
Materials In Included Kit: Findings, colorants, and usage of hammers, cutting tools and files.

In this exciting 3 hours class, students will play mad scientist by transforming and combining metal components using ideas adapted from Vue d'optique (a technique of perspective layering) and giving their pieces life by making moving parts!  Students can create their own fantastical hybridized flora and fauna, using riveting, cutting and filing.  (Bugs not your thing?  Don't worry, there will be ample opportunities to construct other lively components not of the insect variety!)

Saturday, September 8th, 6PM to 8PM
Pod Infatuation Trunk Show
Open to the Public/Free of Charge
Unwind with a glass of wine (or beverage of choice), enjoy a tasty morsel and meet Gail Crosman Moore!  Allegory Gallery is pleased to host this talented artist and will be celebrating her phenomenal works of wearable art!  Stop by and take a look at her incredible pieces, inspired by nature and seed pods.  Her love of surface, form, texture and color are evident in her stunning creations, transcending medias and methods.  Gail has been recognized and awarded through publication and trade magazines, including Ornament, Beadwork, Bead and Button, Lamagga, and several books.  Awards include Saul Bell in 2009, an A.R.T. Grant, and invitations to teach abroad in far flung locations such as Japan, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Denmark, Canada, and Great Britain.

Sunday, September 9th, 9AM to 12Noon

All Levels/$125 Class Fee, $30 Kit Fee
Materials In Included Kit: Molding compound, paper, and usage of textures.

Forget store-bought texture sheets!  In this fast-paced 3 hour class, students will produce highly relief texture plates that will serve as a mold for many materials, like any of the metal clays, paper, wax, ceramic, and/or polymer clay.  This is very useful multi-disciplinary skill that can be utilized for paper arts or jewelry applications!  Students will then cast a "sheet" of paper clay, which can be used in its entirety as a base for something more or can be cut up and used as parts.  Students will leave with a mold and sheet of finished work, partially dried.

Sunday, September 9th, 2PM to 5PM

All Levels/$125 Class Fee, $20 Kit Fee
Materials In Included Kit:  Collage materials and adhesives

In this adaptation from her normal 6 hour workshop, Gail will help students take their personal imagery to new heights in this 3 hour class!  Consider your unique tastes, symbolism, color and texture to create an autobiographical collage/assemblage.  Assembly and hinging of triptychs (three-paneled works of art) will be the final exercise in completion of this unique stage story.  Students of other classes are encouraged to use pieces made earlier in the weekend in their final piece.

(As an added bonus, students who are interested will have the opportunity to display their creation at Allegory Gallery and possibly sell it, if desired!)

Can't get enough of Gail?  Spend the weekend with her!  Take all four classes!  Students can enjoy huge savings by purchasing a Weekend Pass!  $400 for all four classes!  Save big!  Learn lots!  Compare the price per class with the (sold out) national shows and you'll see up to a 50% savings!  CLICK HERE to find out more information and to sign-up for the Weekend Pass.

1 comment:

Barbara said...

OH MAN! I wish I could come to this! I'll be visiting my family after BeadFest and stopping by Allegory is on my list. Unfortunately, I've made plans in NC on my way home from PA during these dates.... boo!