Meet Stephanie Lee
I am a professional artist, workshop instructor, and creativity encourager and I believe that we each have a vein of potent curiosity that enables us to “figure it out”.
Figure out how to live in a way that feels most true, how to make what we see as beautiful, how to transmute challenges into strength, and how to feel alive and purposeful and connected.
I know that creativity shows up with as many variations as there are colors in nature and my job (and joy) is to help you figure out your singular, creative voice. Because many artist struggle with making art they feel best expresses what they want it to, I create art and courses to give your radiant and beautiful voice a way to shine.
I bring all that I am – homesteader, food preserver, speaker, wife/mom/grandma, loyal friend, outdoor enthusiast, wannabe athlete, and master mess-maker – to the classrooms where I teach, both brick + mortar and virtual. On my less-messy days, I stand in front of audiences creating art with my words, to bring each listener into a place of solid, fiery confidence in their own creative adventures.
Join Stephanie Lee as you rekindle the power and joy of creating art as a way to represent an abstract or spiritual meaning dear to your heart. Through a sampler project you'll explore various combinations of plaster, encaustic medium, image transfers, collage, and paint. Creating a catalog of beautiful technique reference materials, to uncover which combinations embody your creative voice, revealing the path to your greatest joy and fulfillment in art making. Finish with compiling your sampler for display or through a simple, tactile (and easy) handmade book form as a reference, an inspiration, and as a work of art on it’s own.
In this playful exploration of three-dimensional form with Stephanie Lee, you will dive into the fundamentals of creating stable and long-lasting sculptures using plasters that are readily accessible, fun to work with, and easily modified to create whatever form you want. Each project will demonstrate a different armature or foundation construction approach so that you can feel confident in the stability of your beautiful pieces no matter what the final form is. You will explore various finishing and textural effects using paint, carving, sanding, finishing with encaustic medium, and incorporating paper ephemera & found objects.
If you’ve ever wanted to create jewelry with personal meaning, beautiful texture, and luminous personality, this course is for you! Through this three-piece jewelry project making course with Stephanie Lee, you will learn a wide variety of techniques that you can easily translate into other jewelry forms and applications. You will explore methods of forming wire into custom chain (with and without torch methods) as well as beginning to end construction of a necklace, bracelet/cuff, and earrings. Using Stephanie Lee's signature torch soldering techniques, you will learn how to form, forge, shape, and combine sheet metal and found jewelry components into texturally rich, exquisitely one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces.
In this workshop, with Stephanie Lee, you will build up a foundation of plaster, paint, and collage. You will then use the humble materials you have at hand to explore color and shape, light and shadow, and story-telling through imagery and mark making.
Before Pinterest and Instagram and online vaults of inspirational pictures were accessible at the click of a mouse, there were magazines. Full color, curated images that we'd treat ourselves to thumbing through after all the dinner dishes were washed and put away. ("Screen Apnea" was not a thing back then and I bet our breathing even relaxed and our pulse steadied a little more readily when pursuing the glossy pages of peoples' homes and gardens and art.)
If you've been intrigued at the thought of working with encaustics but have felt overwhelmed by the rules, the expense, and the complex set up supposedly required, I am so happy to invite you into this course where I demystify the rules, simplify the set up, explore the versatility, and illuminate the ease with which you can start working with encaustic medium. The possibilities are complex and endless but they can also be kept surprisingly simple, approachable, and affordable.
Have you ever taken an online course, gone to a retreat, purchased an art technique book and were taught an artist's techniques and mediums? Have you ever been worried about what is your style and what is "their" style? Have you ever been afraid to create art that was inspired by another artist? This course is for you! Join Katie Kendrick, Christy Tomlinson, Junelle Jacobson, Danielle Donaldson, Kate Thompson and Jeanne Oliver as we study under the masters.
If you ever struggle with creating dimension and depth to your art in a way that feels intentional and integrated, this course offers solutions that are much more accessible than you may have thought. In this workshop, you will learn new ways of seeing and modifying elements to become textural interest in your art all while using the magic of intentional constraint. You will learn how to effectively create a few simple parameters within which to work so that your creativity is kicked into overdrive as to how to use those elements free from the distraction of all the other available materials you could work with.