Monday, March 24, 2014

New Art Classes with Betsy Heath in the Eau Gallie Arts District



Multi-media artist Betsy Heath has joined Jody Carter at Art Expressions 1405 Highland Ave., Melbourne, to house her studio and hold classes in a lot of the out-of-the-ordinary arts. Classes in multi-media sculpture, Hypertufa, free-style mosaics, stained-glass approached mosaics, body-casting, paper mache, assemblage art, recyled and repurposed furnishings and chalk painting on furniture are just some of the classes that are on the agenda for the upcoming months. Many classes are being taught by Betsy, but others are being taught by guest artists. 

Please feel free to inquire about any classes you'd like to see or group rates/programs. 

Ongoing classes:
These classes can be started and stopped to accommodate your schedule. Everyone works independently of one another, but with one another, so you gain the benefits of working beside different levels of expertise. Classes are priced per session, or you can purchase classes in a multiple week discounted package. 

Mondays 10am - Noon    Freestyle Mosaics  This class is for any experience level to work with a variety of tessera including art glass, china,  beads  shells, pottery pieces, found objects, etc. The format for your work can be just about any  surface: frames, pots, totems, sculptural pieces, whatever you want. $25 per class/$125 for 6  wks. plus supplies.

Tuesdays 10am - 1PM    Multi-media  Sculpture This class is designed for any level of experience. Each week you'll be introduced to a new media  and shown how to work with it. You can choose to incorporate it into your design, or not. Bring  your inspiration and you'll be guided through the steps to create a sculpture that will surprise and  amaze you and your loved ones! $35 per class/$130 for 6 wks. 

Thursdays 10am - 1PM   WORKSHOP  This class time is to continue working on whatever project you have going that you need some  guidance on. Continue to work on your sculpture, or mosaic or any project within the scope of  classes we teach. Have a party you're planning and need a place to work on the decor and  need some guidance? That works, too. Just call Betsy or email her first, please. $35 per  class/$130 for 6 wks. plus supplies.


SPECIAL WORKSHOPS:

**** DATE NIGHT THIS FRIDAY NIGHT, March 28 6PM -9PM ******
Body Sculpt your partner! PG rated only, please. Bring your own liquid refreshment and we'll have snacks, and we'll all have a riotous time!

This class is the perfect end of the week date. You'll learn a little, laugh a lot and have a memento of the two of you. $80 per couple. Reservations by Thursday noon!

HYPERTUFA APRIL 7th 10AM -1PM
Lighter weight than cement, but with all the durability of temperature and strength. Bring your own plastic pot for a mold and a face respirator/scarf and we'll provide the other supplies. This is a hugely popular workshop, so be sure to reserve your space. $40

STAINED GLASS MOSAIC WORKSHOP MAY 3 & 4, Sat. 9am - 5pm, Sun. 9am - noon w/Orlando Mosaic Artist, Lou Ann Weeks
Learn about stained glass tools and cutting techniques. Use Wediboard and about correct adhesives, substrates and grout, and try out a wet saw. Each student will mosaic either a seahorse or a sea turtle. $125 for the weekend class. $50 deposit is required. 

PLEASE CONTACT BETSY HEATH at bheath1@cfl.rr.com or by calling 321-266-9521



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