Sep
16
1:00 PM13:00

"Summer Stories" Mixed Media Workshop with Eileen

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As summer gives way to the changing season, take a look back at a special memory or vision. Learn and practice various mixed media and acrylic painting techniques, while creating a personal creative expression which reflects you.  $75 for materials and instruction in a comfortable studio setting. 

Join us at ASiF Studios in Grass Valley for this creative afternoon with like-minded souls as we roll up our sleeves and connect with our creative side. No experience necessary. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

There shall be eternal summer in the grateful heart
— Celia Baxter
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Apr
27
to Jun 15

Postcards from San Miguel de Allende Art Retreat 2018

We have just returned from our most recent art retreat in beautiful San Miguel de Allende, in the true heart of Mexico. Guanajuato state is nearly the geographic center of Mexico. Our group of 13 enjoyed a feast of sights and sounds, culture, history and art at every turn. During this retreat we worked on 4 different projects in mixed media and oil pastel. Here are a few snapshots of our fabulous week, which went by all too quickly.

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Working each morning in the beautiful courtyard in mixed media and oil pastels.

 "Taxi!" by Eileen  "I love the energy of San Miguel de Allende."

"Taxi!" by Eileen  "I love the energy of San Miguel de Allende."

 Liz working with the group in oil pastels.

Liz working with the group in oil pastels.

 Discussing our work... Cityscapes in Mixed Media. Love Kathy's color scheme!

Discussing our work... Cityscapes in Mixed Media. Love Kathy's color scheme!

 Suzanne at Cañada de Virgen Pyramids, just out side the city. Just discovered at the end of the 20th century, we had a great tour- and a workout with the climb!

Suzanne at Cañada de Virgen Pyramids, just out side the city. Just discovered at the end of the 20th century, we had a great tour- and a workout with the climb!

 Checking out yet another rooftop cafe- so many views, so little time.... Annie, Laura and I

Checking out yet another rooftop cafe- so many views, so little time.... Annie, Laura and I

 Farewell fiesta dinner with our wonderful creative participants.  Standing : Liz, Paula and Suzanne. Counter clockwise from left: Wendi, Fanny, Sandi, Annie,  Bob, Kathy, Laura, Flo, and Eileen   

Farewell fiesta dinner with our wonderful creative participants. Standing: Liz, Paula and Suzanne. Counter clockwise from left: Wendi, Fanny, Sandi, Annie,  Bob, Kathy, Laura, Flo, and Eileen

 

  Ok- just  one more  rooftop. Eileen, Bob, Kathy, Lilly, our assistant, and my partner, Liz Collins. We visited a total of 8 different rooftop cafe's, but didn't find all of them! Another reason to come back.

Ok- just one more rooftop. Eileen, Bob, Kathy, Lilly, our assistant, and my partner, Liz Collins. We visited a total of 8 different rooftop cafe's, but didn't find all of them! Another reason to come back.

This is my second trip to San Miguel de Allende and already it calls to me to return again. This piece includes many of the impressions of my experiences from my 2 weeks there. Ready to go again!

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Mar
4
to Mar 31

Eileen Blodgett's Totem Inspired Paintings

Eileen's vibrant series of totem-inspired paintings can be seen at Java John's at 306 W. Broad St., Nevada City during the month of March, 2018. All works are for sale and can be viewed during regular cafe hours: 8 AM-4 PM every day. 

"This series was the first time that I combined my love of printmaking and acrylic painting into one expressive, graphic form. It is truly a celebration of color and meaningful icons. I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed creating them."      Eileen

 

 

 

 Caballos del Rio by Eileen Blodgett

Caballos del Rio by Eileen Blodgett

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Feb
11
1:00 PM13:00

"PASSION" Mixed Media Workshop with Eileen at ASiF Studios

What is your passion?

Today, like any other day, we wake up empty and frightened. Don’t open the door to the study and begin reading. Take down a musical instrument. Let the beauty we love be what we do. There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground .
— Rumi
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My passion is painting and creating. I can never spend enough time in my studio, letting the colors, imagery and ideas flow. Time passes unnoticed and I am content.

Mixed Media is all about layers of media used to create our expression on canvas. Acrylic paint, papers, recycled bits of our lives: love letters, old catalogues, sheet music, text, poetry, color, line, texture - or the appearance of texture… the list is endless as the process unfolds. Each unique - themed class introduces new techniques and ideas on how to use various tools and media on canvas. Like Mixed Media itself, participants come away with layers of new techniques and practices to create their own art at home.

Join us in the studio as we build an original mixed media reflection of "passion" which reflects you! What are you passionate about? Perhaps it is all about being free to create, or a special person or friend. You decide!

11x14 or 12x12 canvas, paint and supplies are provided, along with dynamic professional instruction. Participants are strongly encouraged to bring additional personal collage materials to class, as well.

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Nov
12
1:00 PM13:00

Starry Night Scene in Mixed Media with Eileen Blodgett

Create a night landscape using the energetic colors of Autumn.

Mixed Media is all about layers of media used to create our expression on canvas. Acrylic paint, papers, recycled bits of our lives: love letters, old catalogues, sheet music, text, poetry, color, line, texture - or the appearance of texture… the list is endless as the process unfolds. Each unique - themed class introduces new techniques and ideas on how to use various tools and media on canvas. Like Mixed Media itself, participants come away with layers of new techniques and practices to create their own art at home.

Join us in the studio as we build an original mixed media night scene which reflects you! 

11x14 or 16x20 canvas, paint and supplies are provided, along with dynamic professional instruction.
Participants are strongly encouraged to bring additional personal collage materials to class, as well.

Contact: Eileen Blodgett: eileen@eileenblodgett.com   530-277-9919

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Apr
15
to Apr 30

News from Sayulita Art Retreat!

Just returned from hosting our 5th Art Retreat in Sayulita, Mexico from March 27- April 3.  Everyone got straight to work on their mixed media pieces which were created in this beautiful jungle setting. Our “studio classroom” was the patio of our Balinese casa. Each day we were serenaded by the jungle birds and enjoyed balmy weather as each new project emerged. We were happy to welcome back 7 returning artist students this year and 3 newcomers. Here are a few shots of the week. Liz Collins and I enjoyed, once again, art in the jungle with friends. 

*Next Year we are bound for San Miguel de Allende! A new beautiful destination in one of Mexico'd oldest historical cities, a World Heritage Site filled with arts and culture. 

Using analogous colors, abstract faces, acrylic paint and personal icons, we created some new jungle friends. 

 Great group of creative women!

Great group of creative women!

 Mixed Media Jungle Roosters!

Mixed Media Jungle Roosters!

 Having some beach fun with our art retreat assistant, Dori Anderson

Having some beach fun with our art retreat assistant, Dori Anderson

 Sayulita Beach in the morning.

Sayulita Beach in the morning.

 Our jungle studio - turned margarita fiesta plaza! Liz Collins and I wish everyone a safe trip home, where their creativity can continue. What happens in Sayulita shouldn't stay in Sayulita!

Our jungle studio - turned margarita fiesta plaza! Liz Collins and I wish everyone a safe trip home, where their creativity can continue. What happens in Sayulita shouldn't stay in Sayulita!

 El Gallo Loco! Crazy jungle rooster I completed in Sayulita during our demos.

El Gallo Loco! Crazy jungle rooster I completed in Sayulita during our demos.

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