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The Crow, the Raven and the Owl Live Art Workshop with Kathy Lewis


I am thrilled to create the most amazing clay soul with you!

Day One: We jump right in creating legs for our first clay soul, the owl. Before lunch we will complete at least one armature. After lunch we will apply clay to the armature and we hope to complete this phase of the bird so that it will have time to dry for day three of our workshop. We will begin the crow/raven armature, time permitting.

Day Two: You will learn more than one way to create a face. We will have some fun with colorful modeling clay that does not dry out for practice. I will demo how to create a "people face" in case you ever want to make a bird with a different face at home (or this afternoon). We will complete the crow/raven armature and perhaps have time to apply clay. We will take a look at how to create some adornments for birds such as spiked collars, little baby birdies, beanies and crowns. If our birds have dried enough we will sand them for painting on day three (otherwise we sand next morning).

Day Three: This day is devoted to painting our birds. I begin with a reminder demo and then you will work on your birdies until they are finished. I will then discuss how to fix breakages and make corrections, even after the bird has dried fully. Other than wire legs and the internal armature that is made of paper and sometimes foil, my birds are made completely out of air dry clay. You will learn that any bird can be made into a wonderful little creature that you will love! I plan to get all of us to the end of a creation (maybe two!) because it is the way you will learn NOT to ever give up on a clay creation too early. Some of my ugliest in the beginning have been my most beloved critters in the end. I can’t wait to share this adventure with you!

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Workshop Details


-three day art instruction with Kathy Lewis
-welcome mimosas
-beautiful lunch each day
-afternoon dessert
-a light-filled studio with plenty of room to create
-quiet places to explore, hike and create
-most supplies included
*Lodging is not included but recommendations are available upon request.
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Workshop Schedule

9:30 The studio will open
10:00 The workshop will begin with Kathy Lewis
12:00 A beautiful lunch will be served
2:00 Afternoon dessert
4:30 The workshop will end
5:00 Group dinner at a local restaurant (not included in the price of the workshop)
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Live Art Workshop at The Jeanne Oliver Studio

Castle Rock, CO | June 12th-14th, 2020

Our Focus

- Build an armature for our clay souls (the inside structure for the clay) using every day materials
- Create wire legs in the appropriate weight for our birdies, three styles to learn
- Create amazing eyes for your birdies and other future characters
- Learn how to work effectively with air dry clay for a creation that will last for years
- Create many adornments for your bird to make it unique to your own style
- Create faces for birds and other creatures/characters
- Effective techniques for painting air dry clay using acrylic paint
- Sealing air dry clay


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Live Art Workshop at The Jeanne Oliver Studio

Castle Rock, CO | June 12th-14th, 2020

Our studio is light-filled and surrounded by wooded property that lends itself to exploring, creating and relaxing. You will have opportunities during workshops to also make your way through some of our wooded paths and find a spot to create. It is our heart’s desire that your time on our land and studio brings you rest and inspiration.

While you are in the area we will make sure to point you in the right direction to all of our favorite restaurants, hiking spots, and antique stores. Our town has been ranked one of the best towns in America and we have to agree. I suggest you stay a few extra days to enjoy the beauty of Colorado! Space is limited. If you have any questions please Contact Us.


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Thank you for the honor of standing beside you as you nurture your creative life! If you have any questions please Contact Us.
Payment plans are also available upon purchase. Please choose upon checkout.

*This workshop is not refundable. You are able to transfer this workshop to another person or if there is a waitlist we will connect you with the next person on the list.


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