Meet Idania Salcido
Idania Salcido, the artist behind Danita Art is a self taught, multidisciplinary artist who uses the techniques she learned through her career materializing her ideas. Her work is inspired by nature, fairy tales, antiques, folk art, folklore, books, women, magic, the seasons, the grand theater and marionettes. She uses art as an alternative from reality, trying to create inhabitants of a world that exists in her imagination.
Keen collector of discarded things and flora specimens, she loves reading, and the way others have with words. She finds it hard to express with words like her favorite authors do, so she chooses a visual narrative to tell her story instead. She’s a daydreamer, a beauty seeker, an old soul and a coffee lover. She admires the craftsmanship of the past, when even simple things were made with care and attention to detail. She loves adding a vintage patina to most of the pieces she makes, but sometimes she channels her Mexican heritage into colorful creations.
One of her favorite things to create are 3D objects that look like the drawing on the paper has come alive and that is the reason why she is so focused on dollmaking now. Her work has been published in several magazines and books and her work is collected internationally. When she’s not creating you can find her at the library with her kids, browsing through antique’s shops, working on her small potted garden or or going on field trips to her nearest forest.
Join me, multi media artist Idania Salcido, the artist behind Danita Art, as we explore more about ourselves through portraiture in mixed media and learn an easy method to paint portraits that will get the results you are looking for, every time. See how I gather references from diverse sources to be used as future ideas, how we can become mindful of the colors on a scene to extract a meaningful color palette to create moods, set a scene and create anticipation and convey emotions trough the power of color. I will show you how to analyze our chosen references to remove unnecessary items so we can extract the essential idea and embed your own experiences and beliefs as you transfer it to your creation.
In this class you’ll go back to being a child and get your hands dirty. You’ll play with clay and experience the deeply satisfactory feeling of making shapes out of it. . She'll teach you the different types of clay, hand building techniques and decorative finishes. She'll show you what you need to know to fire to clay and transform it into a functional finished piece of art that you’ll cherish forever. Let’s get the alchemy started.