Friday, March 30, 2012


April Workshops at the Taos Art Space
With mixed media artist Leighanna Light

THE ARCHIVISTS’ RELIC---April 7-8, 2012, 9:30 - 4:30
In this 2 day workshop you will learn how to make a simple, sweet little chunky book (approximately 2x3 inches) using only watercolor paper, found metal & embellishments.
You will learn how to work with found metal- distressing, punching, altering & adding embellishments without glue, & how to create beautiful textures & surfaces using gesso & ink.
Join us for a fun day of art making & use this book to record your special dreams, goals, & thoughts that are close to your heart.

BIRDS GONE WILD ---April 14th, 2012, 9:30 - 4:30
Not quite sure what to do with the mounds of junk....oops...I mean, treasures that have been accumulating in your studio? Have you been afraid to use that vintage tin, saving it for the “perfect” project?
Well dig it all up & bring it to this class, where we will create the wackiest flock of birds you’ve ever seen!
Add to your cold connecting, assemblage & composition skills, but most of all, learn how to let go of perfection, let loose & have a blast!
You will leave with at least 3 totally unique, one of a kind birds. (the birds that you make in class can be any size, depending on the size of metal that you bring. Most of mine are around 8” x 5”).

BEYOND THE VINTAGE METAL DECK----April 28- 29, 2012, 9:30-4:30
In this 2 day workshop we will create a large deck of 10 metal cards, each 6 by 3 inches, on which we will explore a variety of ways to use & distress metal, cloth, paper & found objects, You will receive in depth instruction on how to work with metal including...-applying texture to metal -metal transfers -a variety of ways to forge, distress & mark metal -how to add ink & paint as a design element -how to use a variety of patinas to change the look of the metal -alternative ways to attach objects your work without using glue -brand new metal altering techniques -how to correctly use tools & products -how to master object placement, composition & problem solving -how to add texture & depth to your work -composition & design concepts -a variety of new surface design techniques, and how to create a cohesive, themed project You will leave with a unique, beautifully embellished art deck that can be bound by decorative wire or transformed into a book or sculpture if you wish.

Please contact Leighanna Light at to register. If you’d like to see more of my work, please go to

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