Ginnie Cappaert's Blog

Saturday, January 26, 2013

"I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order." - John Burroughs

Even though it's a Saturday and most 'working people' may relish this day to sleep in/relax/get house projects done etc.......I, could not keep myself out of the studio today.  I think it is this brilliant sunshine that is streaming through the studio window telling me today is a great day, take advantage of it!

The last couple weeks, I have been working on my 'January projects' which include photographing and inventorying new works, organizing studio space, working on a new power point presentation for my demo at Artisan in Santa Fe in March, updating my bio/statement as well as teaching a  few workshops and getting down and dirty painting...(yes, I ruin a lot of clothes!)

I have been fortunate enough to hit a 'good groove' with my work and I like to keep the momentum going once I get in that groove...so this morning I shall paint then this afternoon I shall play!

What do you have planned for your weekend...anything creative?  Enjoy!

This painting is titled "Early morning" and is 36x40".

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

"You have to commit to your work" - Susan Rothenberg

It's January.  It's cold outside.  It's the perfect time of year to be getting some true 'painting time' in the studio.  I am lucky.
All these years of painting, working hard, playing and growing are now taking shape and molding my 'little art life' into a complete circle...one that I intend to keep rolling on.  I just received confirmation in the mail today that I will be a featured artist at Edgewood Orchard Galleries in Door County, WI for their September show!   WOW!  That's big news and I AM SO EXCITED!  So now I know that I must continue to be serious about my work and paint-on (that's never been a problem for me - I do take this very seriously and am very committed to my work!)
Nobody ever said, though, that art would be easy.  It can be challenging, demanding, exhausting....I could go on; BUT it is very satisfying, fulfilling and completing...to see your work being bought up by collectors to display in their beautiful homes.  YES,  the life of an artist can be truly UNBELIEVABLE!
Thank you to all of those who have and are helping me on this artistic journey!

Friday, January 4, 2013

(All classes held in Ginnie Cappaert’s studio)
W4363 G-12 Road 352, Stephenson, MI
For more info call 906-753-4754

“Make a resolution to infuse creativity into
 every facet of your life!”

TAGGED! $20.00
          Thursday, January 10, 10am-noon   OR
          Saturday, January 12, 10am-noon
          A simple collage/mixed media class in which students will experiment with layering collage items using Ginnie’s mixed media painted papers as a base.  These TAGS can be used as bookmarks, gift tags etc.  Easy and fun!

Mixed-Media/Collage $50.00 
          Thursday, January 10, 1pm-3pm OR
          Saturday, January 12, 1pm-3pm
          Dive into the world of collage and mixed media.  Ginnie shares all her secrets and discoveries in this playful art medium.  Students will learn to make Ginnie’s famous 4x4” mini mixed medias incorporating papers, textures, photos, found objects into eclectic little pieces of art.  Students will make 2 of the 4x4” canvas for their own private art collection.  Anyone can do this!

Mixed-Media/Furniture $75.00
          Friday, January 25, 10am-all day OR
          Saturday, February 9, 10am-all day
          You must have taken the previous Mixed-Media Collage class.  This is an extension of that class on a much bigger scale.  Students will bring in a small piece of furniture and learn how to incorporate collage into transforming a blah room accent into a piece of art!  This was so much fun last year – you should see what the ‘artists’ came up with!

Mixed-Media Collage Jewelry Board  $30.00
          January 24, 1pm-3pm
          Make this unique, artsy jewelry board with collage and wax techniques on barn board.  Easy, fun and a great way to display your ever growing jewelry collection!

Mixed-Media/Collage Journal  $25.00
          Thursday, January 24, 10am-noon
          As you know, Ginnie loves journaling, reading, sketching…..these creative little collage journals are perfect for all of the above or just jotting notes to self!  Makes a great gift, too!  Each student will complete one small journal using collage/mixed media/wax techniques.

Beginning Acrylic Still Life  $75.00
          Saturday, February 16, 1pm-4pm
          This will be a class for total beginners in the acrylic painting medium and for our first project we will be painting from a still life arrangement onto a gallery wrapped canvas, following Ginnie’s method of light and loose brush strokes.  All materials provided.

Beginner Watercolor   $40.00
          Saturday, February 16    9 am-noon
          Learn simple, beginner techniques for fun-filled watercolor painting.  This class is for everyone who has always wanted to try art, but has no prior experience.

Open Studio Days  $25.00
          Friday, February 1, 10am-2pm OR
          Thursday, February 21 10am-2pm
Studio open for all those that have attended a previous class with Ginnie.  You can choose to work in collage, watercolor, acrylic….a great way to spend a winter day!

Last winter’s classes were so much fun that I am again offering to host more art classes in my studio.  I firmly believe when you are given talents that you should share them!
New this year, I will do classes/parties for groups of friends.  You get at least 6 friends together, pick a date and we’ll do a class – and of course create, wine, cheese = FUN!
Also, coming this summer will be another “Adult – Wild and Colorful Acrylic Class”  AND  “Kids Art Camp”  (which was so much fun and filled up with 20 kids coming from as far away as Chicago, Peshtigo, Menominee to attend!) – Watch for dates on these!
ONE FINAL NOTE!  Most of these classes in the past have ‘filled up’ – and filled up quickly, so I urge you to register early so that you won’t be disappointed!  To register, you must pay the class fee in FULL and it is non-refundable.  I need to do this so that I can pre-order the materials needed.
So, if you have any questions, ideas or to register, just call me at 906-753-4754 or email me at info@gcappaert.com........    GINNIE CAPPAERT


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