Make Upcycled Bracelets at Pinole Artisan Meeting

Upcycling Neckties Into Bracelets

Learn to make fabulous bracelets from old neckties at my hands-on (pun intended) free workshop at the Pinole Artisan’s August 4, 2017 general meeting!

Upcycling Neckties Into Bracelets

I’ll provide materials and tools – but if you have a tie that you KNOW (check with the tie-wearer first!) won’t ever be worn again, bring it along. Also – any fun buttons you’d like to sew onto your bracelet ….

Upcycling Neckties Into Bracelets

Pinole Artisans meet the first Friday of every month at the Pinole United Methodist Church, 2000 San Pablo Avenue. Wheelchair accessible. Meetings begin at 7 p.m., are free, with very friendly artists and snacks. All are welcome!

For more information or if you have a question – email me! HeidiRand@gmail.com

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Encaustic Artist Raven Iacono at Pinole Artisan meeting

Exciting news for the Friday June 3rd Pinole Artisan meeting! Encaustic artist Raven Iacono will give a presentation introducing us to this fascinating medium, also known as hot wax painting. Raven’s presentation will cover “The Basics, Surfaces, Safety, Advanced Techniques, Mixed Media, Video Tips and Technical Information.” She will also have handouts and answer questions at the end of the presentation.
Whooping Crane, by Raven Iacono

Whooping Crane. Encaustic Painting with handmade paper, vintage text paper, gold leaf, carved sections with pigment sticks, by Raven Iacono

 Encaustic is a wax-based paint composed of beeswax, resin and pigment, which is heated, applied to an absorbent surface and then fused by reheating.
Snowy Owl, by Raven Iacono

Snowy Owl. Encaustic mixed media by Raven Iacono

Raven is an accomplished encaustic artist who has taught and shown her work locally and internationally. You can see more of Raven’s artwork at her website: http://www.theravensnestart.com
Raven writes about running, encaustic and teaching on her blog: https://the-ravens-nest.org/
Follow her facebook page. : https://www.facebook.com/TheRavensNestArt
Raven’s Etsy shop : http://etsy.com/shop/RavensNestArt
Pinole Artisan meetings are held on the first Friday of every month at the Pinole United Methodist Church, 2000 San Pablo Avenue.  Meetings begin at 7 p.m., are free, and all are welcome! Questions? Email me at heidirand@gmail.com

Visit the Pinole Artisan website to learn more about this wonderful group.

Workshop with Grace Taormina at Pinole Artisan meeting

Heart Mixed Media Collage by Grace Taormina

Heart Mixed Media Collage by Grace Taormina

Come and create at the Pinole Artisan’s March 4, 2016 general meeting! Mixed media artist Grace Taormina will lead a hand’s-on workshop exploring combining artistic media to create original designs for a variety of surfaces.  Grace will show you new ways to create pattern and textural interest with heat embossing, stencils and stamps. All materials will be provided.

Asian Mixed Media by Grace Taormina

Asian Mixed Media by Grace Taormina

The author of two books about rubber stamping, Grace is a designer and a mixed media and fiber artist who teaches a wide variety of art classes in the Bay Area, nationally, and online at CraftArtEdu.com.

Pinole Artisan general meetings are held the first Friday of every month at the Pinole United Methodist Church, 2000 San Pablo Avenue.  Meetings begin at 7 p.m., are free, with very friendly artists and snacks. All are welcome!

Visit the Pinole Artisan website to learn more about this wonderful group.

Watercolor Artist Michael Reardon at Pinole Artisan meeting

Watercolor artist and teacher Michael Reardon will be the guest speaker/demonstrator at the Friday February 5, 2016 Pinole Artisan general meeting. Reardon has been painting in watercolor for over twenty-five years. In his artist statement, he explains that he uses the medium to record his observations, convey a sense of place and light, and communicate his impressions of the built, natural, and imagined worlds.

Canale by Michael Reardon

“Canale” © Michael Reardon

Reardon exhibits his watercolors nationally and internationally. Recently his paintings won two awards at the San Diego Watercolor Society International Exhibition. In 2011 he presented a solo show at the Thomas Reynolds Gallery in San Francisco, and in 2012 he won Best of Show at the Triton Museum of Art Statewide Exhibition of Watercolor.

"Gubbio" by Michael Reardon

“Gubbio” © Michael Reardon

Very much in demand as an instructor, Reardon leads workshops around the country and internationally, in which he focuses on teaching the use of light and color. His watercolors have been featured in many magazines, including American Artist Watercolor, the Artist’s Magazine, Southwest Art, Watercolor Artist, Plein Air. And L’Art de l’Aquarelle. He is also the author of the forthcoming book  “Watercolor Techniques: Painting Light and Color in Landscapes and Cityscapes”  to be published by North Light Books in February 2016. Click here to learn more about Micheal Reardon.

"Arezzo" by Michael Reardon

“Arezzo” © Michael Reardon

Pinole Artisan meetings are held on the first Friday of every month at the Pinole United Methodist Church, 2000 San Pablo Avenue.  Meetings begin at 7 p.m., are free, with very friendly artists and snacks. All are welcome!

Visit the Pinole Artisan website to learn more about this wonderful group.

Resin Demo by Linda Russio

The multi-talented artist Linda Russio will be the guest speaker at the Friday August 7, 2015 Pinole Artisan general meeting.  Linda, whose business is called Stop n’ Paws, makes unique handmade jewelry and accessories including personalized pendants, and apparel for dogs such as coats, harnesses and bandannas.

Linda Russio Floral Raincoat

Linda’s exciting and diverse line of jewelry is inspired by animals and nature, and she creates a lot of her jewelry by re-using game pieces and other vintage finds.

Linda Russio woodpecker domino

At the August meeting, Linda will demonstrate and give us tips and tricks on using epoxy resin to make tile coasters and small jewelry pieces.

Linda Russio coasters

Linda created this optical lens necklace — the  frame around the cats is three dimensional and the frame and image are coated with resin.

Vintage optical lens necklace with two cats hanging out on a branch

You can see Linda’s work at her website, Stop ‘n Paws  and in her Etsy store. Some of her pet apparel is also available at the All Hounds Pet Store in Crockett, California, and she shows at local fairs. You can get updates by following her on Facebook.

Linda Russio coasters

Pinole Artisan meetings are held on the first Friday of every month at the Pinole United Methodist Church, 2000 San Pablo Avenue.  Meetings begin at 7 p.m., are free, and all are welcome! Questions? Email me at heidirand@gmail.com

Visit the Pinole Artisan website to learn more about this wonderful group.

Artist Larry Hatfield at Pinole Artisan meeting

Painter Larry Hatfield will be the guest speaker at the Friday July 3, 2015 Pinole Artisan general meeting.

Painting copyright Larry Hatfield

Mount Tamalpais #19. Painting copyright Larry Hatfield

Larry has been a graphic designer and Illustrator, and has also done etching, 3D animation and computer graphics. He is currently concentrating on his drawing and painting. Larry will show and discuss his paintings, and will do a demonstration. You can see some of Larry’s artwork at his website.

Elephant Rock - Golden Gate  - Lime Point.  Copyright Larry Hatfield

Elephant Rock – Golden Gate – Lime Point. Copyright Larry Hatfield

In his artist statement, Larry says: “I want people to feel the importance of place, to want to go there and experience it. I want them to notice something new or see the familiar in a new light. I want to engender affection for the creation and the thoughtful additions to it.”

Pinole Artisan meetings are held on the first Friday of every month at the Pinole United Methodist Church, 2000 San Pablo Avenue.  Meetings begin at 7 p.m., are free, and all are welcome! Questions? Email me at heidirand@gmail.com

Visit the Pinole Artisan website to learn more about this wonderful group.

Anne Austin at Pinole Artisan meeting

Anne Austin, the Curator and Coordinator of the City of San Pablo Art Gallery, will be the guest speaker at the June 5, 2015 Pinole Artisan general meeting.

San Pablo Art Gallery, Photo by Marvin Soriano.

San Pablo Art Gallery, photo by Marvin Soriano.

The San Pablo Art Gallery features monthly shows of local artists and group exhibitions. Several Pinole Artisans have had shows at the Gallery. Anne will speak about curating and coordinating exhibits, and about showing artwork in general. She will also discuss what she looks for when she selects artists for shows, how she finds new artists, and what she sees as trends in the art world from a gallerist’s perspective.

Anne will show photos of the Gallery, and will also show her own artwork.  You can see some of Anne’s artwork at her website.

Anne Austin Studios

Pinole Artisan meetings are held on the first Friday of every month at the Pinole United Methodist Church, 2000 San Pablo Avenue.  Meetings begin at 7 p.m., are free, and all are welcome! Questions? Email me at heidirand@gmail.com

Visit the Pinole Artisan website to learn more about this wonderful group.