Sunday, June 28, 2009

If you ever get the opportunity to take a workshop with Tim Holtz - JUMP on the chance. I took his Assemblage of Flight altered bird workshop this past Friday. Not only is Tim a fabulous teacher, with his classes paced well, but you don't have to bring a thing - everything is provided - tools, work surface, paints, surface and more embellishing goodies than you would ever dream about. Tim had collected all sorts of vintage goodies on his trip to Paris for us to use - jewelry findings, castings, clock parts, plus lots of his Ideology line.

Tim encourages everyone to create their own pieces using their creativity and imagination, but he is right there to assist with how-to or suggestions. Mario (who did a lot of the preprep work for us) was there to patiently drill any holes exactly the size, depth and location we wanted.

In addition, Tim graciously allowed us to purchase (at a very reasonable price, I might add) vintage props that he found in Paris as well - antique binoculars, cameras, rusted tins, crochet balls. I bought one of the binoculars (complete with case that I will use on another project) for my bird to perch upon.

Thank you to Monica, Stamp Asylum for bringing Tim in for the workshops, to Tim for his sharing his creative mind and talents and to Mario for being such a great helper.


Evidence of an Artistic Life said...

You did one of my favorite projects!!!! The altered bird! I love it!!!! I am still jealous, but thrilled you got to enjoy this class. Thanks for sharing!!

Elizabeth said...

Your bird is wonderful- I will definately keep my eyes and ears open for a class with tim!!