Monday, September 10, 2012

Text Tiles With Seth Apter

My friend Michele did it again! What, you might ask? Well, she booked yet another great artist to teach at her awesome studio in Manhattan.
Friday night we (and by we I mean a boatload of my artsy pals) filled the studio to learn from the wonderful Seth Apter. I took a class with Seth at CREATE this summer, but prior to that have been a faithful reader of his always interesting blog, The Altered Page.
If you don't follow the blog, I urge you to start. Seth is an eloquent voice, promoting not only mixed media art, but a strong community of mixed media artists.
Our project was called Text Tiles, small (4x4 and 6x6) cradled wood panels covered with multiple layers and featuring some text.
Here are some shots of my larger tile as it changed with the addition of layers of paint, gesso, texture, stencils, stamps, masks, etc.

I did the smaller tile to coordinate with the larger.

Seth suggested I attach the two, and so I did.

I used a heavy duty glue and a few staples for extra support.

I swiped this photo from a FB post in the lamest lowest tech manner imaginable. I brought the photo up on my tablet and snapped it with my phone. So, it's not the sharpest, but I think you can see how happy we all are. BTW, that's me in the back, on the left, next to Pat, who appears to be resting one of her tiles on my head.

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Patzee said...

What a luscious class! I was so glad I pushed myself to work on the second tile. It took only a few extra touches once I got it home. My masterpiece is proudly sitting on my table, awaiting wall space. This was a fabulous class and I loved working with so many creative people. Seth did a brilliant job coaxing the artist out of each of us.

Jill Zaheer said...

What an amazing class and taught by such a talented artist as Seth. Everyone is so lucky to have been a part of the text tiles workshop!

Anita Houston said...

Completely jealous here! I'd love to have that class. The first one looks like a famous painting, but the name escapes me! Love them all!!!

Lori said...

Looks like a wonderful class and project! Love it!