Photo update from the Healing Art Workshops at Blessing Hospital!

The event was a terrific success! I am happy to share a few pictures from the weekend with you all! Read the whole post here to refresh your memory…

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In the beautiful State Room venue.

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Cathartic Art!

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Blessed to be involved.

 

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People really had a blast!

Paint with Wax and Fire!

December 10th, 6:30-9:30 pm @ Garage Door Studio!

Painting with wax and fire is a thrilling experience that will allow artists to delve into a new realm of painting or enhance their current practice. Learn techniques such as scraping, accretion, layering, oil paint washes and more to create vibrant landscapes or abstract expressions; the effects achieved depend on how artists “mold” the piece.

Penny Treese and Kim McGill Stuart are well-known local artists and instructors, experienced in helping students build a unique narrative with textures that compliment their voice. No experience necessary; beginners are welcome and intermediate students will learn advanced techniques.

>>CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW! CLASS IS QUICKLY FILLING UP.

Dec 7, 2014 Holiday Group Art Show: Giving @ Marietta Mill Lofts

To celebrate the holiday season, RobertKent Galleries in the Marietta Mill Lofts is hosting the opening reception of  “Giving” on Sunday, December 7th from 1-6 pm. Seven respected local artists present new works in a spectrum of subject matter and mediums including oil, acrylic, pastel, paper collage and encaustic wax.

Featuring New Pieces by:

  • Penny Treese
  • Rosa McMurtray
  • Mayte Parsons
  • Kanayo Ede
  • Lena Reznik
  • Kelly Sheehan
  • Elisabeth Lang

We invite you to join us for this exhibition and enjoy mimosas, hot apple cider, and hors d’oeuvres!

10% of Proceeds will Benefit The YWCA of NW Georgia’s Center for Domestic Violence (www.ywcanwga.com)

The Gallery is located inside the Marietta Mill Lofts that are nestled just north of Atlanta and conveniently close to Marietta Square at the corner of S. Marietta Pkwy. and Atlanta St.

319 Atlanta Street . Suite 250 . Marietta, Georgia 30060
Directions from Atlanta: Exit 261 toward Lockheed/Dobbins ARB
Turn Right on Atlanta St. After the first light, just past Frasier St, turn right onto a parallel Atlanta Street. The Gallery is at the back entrance of the bldg. Mapquest it.

REGISTER! SPRUILL : EXPERIMENTING WITH TEXTURE

CLASS > Encaustic Painting – Experimenting with Texture Spruill Center for the Arts
INSTRUCTOR: Penny Treese
DEC.5 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Spruill Center for the Arts : 1 day encaustic workshop : Encaustic Painting – Experimenting with Texture

Painting with wax and developing unique and varied mark making allows the artist to create intriguing dips, valleys and textures that onlookers will love to navigate. Explore varied techniques such as scraping, accretion, layering, oil paint washes and more to create vibrant landscapes or abstract expressions. Will it be raised and edgy-smooth and glassy? The kind of effect you achieve will depend on how you “mold” the piece. Penny & Kim will help you build a unique narrative with textures that compliment your voice. Indeed, texture is one of the key points that will get your idea across to your intended audience.

NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED.

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REGISTER! SPRUILL TECHNIQUES in PHOTO-ENCAUSTIC PAINTING

CLASS > TECHNIQUES in PHOTO ENCAUSTIC Spruill Center for the Arts
INSTRUCTOR:Penny Treese
December 7 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

1 Day Encaustic Workshop!

Learn several of Penny’s unique techniques and secrets in manipulating images to create photo-encaustic paintings. Add texture to your photos by distressing with water, wine, found objects, steel wool, natural pigments and more. Explore printing and manipulating photos on translucent papers like mulberry, tissue, and other fine art papers. Photos printed on Japanese papers then saturated with natural beeswax and fused, create luminous results to enhance your work’s visual narrative. Learn how layering photos, tearing or cutting your photo then reassembling, and applying washes can create a psychological depth to your carefully chosen photographs. Class includes a pre-workshop “image planning” session with the Penny via email or phone. Penny will guide you through choosing the best photos for this medium and unique workshop.

NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED – Intro to Encaustic recommended.

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Nov 14, 2014 – Healing Art Workshops – Blessing Hospital

After providing a demonstration and lecture at a Leadership Illinois conference this summer, Penny Treese was asked to provide two healing art workshops to cancer survivors and their caregivers for Blessing Hospital’s Cancer Center in Quincy, Illinois over the weekend of November 14, 2014. The event will be held at The State Room, an atmospheric, chic, historical theater space which has been graciously donated for this cause by it’s owner, Ruth Frese.

On Friday, Penny will guide the patients and caregivers in creating personal, moving encaustic artwork involving writing down their thoughts and feelings on watercolor paper. They will tear down the paper asthey meditate on destroying their written word and record of their emotions. The group will move outside into the November night and Penny will assist them in setting afire the torn pieces, allowing them to watch them burn and experience their thoughts rising through the smoke to the heavens and becoming part of the universe.

Saturday’s workshop will involve teaching Penny’s unique, well-known methods of photo-encaustic painting. The patients will bring in full or partial-body photos of themselves to deconstruct, then reconfigure onto a wooden panel, using beeswax to preserve. This will involve an intimate relationship with their photos which may then be torn, cut, sewn, or distressed with water, wine, coffee, or elements that have effected the patients’ bodies.

Penny hopes that these powerful workshops will aid in the emotional healing of the patients, their loved ones and caregivers and feels honored to take part in Blessing Hospital’s program. It is similar to the Paint Love volunteer program (in conjunction with Kate’s Club) that Penny and Kim McGill Stuart participated in earlier this year.

READ MORE: Penny Treese and Kim McGill Stuart: Empowering Teens Who Have Faced Loss

Paint with Wax & Fire REGISTER NOW! @ Garage Door Studio Avondale

Paint with Wax & Fire

$135 to REGISTER now!

Wednesday, November 19, 6:30-9:30 pm

Instructors: Penny Treese & Kim McGill Stuart

Painting with wax and fire is a thrilling experience that will allow artists to delve into a new realm of painting or enhance their current practice. Learn techniques such as scraping, accretion, layering, oil paint washes and more to create vibrant landscapes or abstract expressions; the effects achieved depend on how artists “mold” the piece.

Class held at Garage Door Studio: 119 Center Street, Suite A, Avondale Estates, GA 30002. Mapquest it.

Nov 8, 2014 – The Museum School of Avondale Art Auction

For the third consecutive year, Penny Treese visited the kindergarten classrooms of the Museum School of Avondale Estates to guide the students in creating unique artwork for a collaborative collage painting to be auctioned at the school’s event, The Grand Art Project, November 8th, 2014, sponsored by the Avondale Arts Alliance.

Penny brought in over 100 butterflies cut from vintage wallpaper and provided beads, buttons, sheet music and stars to create mystical butterfly assemblages. The unique creations were taken back to her studio and incorporated into a 60 x 40” encaustic painting with one of her well-known, ethereal skyscapes as a background. Using the encaustic method of pigmenting molten beeswax, painting over the collage items in layers, then fusing with a heat gun, she allows the butterflies to emerge from the translucent sky and fly towards the heavens.

This one of a kind painting will be part of the Grand Art Project Auction and available for purchase.

>>READ MORE HERE ABOUT PREVIOUS AUCTION