Re-Leafed, or the Ancient Art of Eeep Making

Aug 26-27, 2023

Schedule: 9am-4pm Sat-Sun

Instructor: Leighanna Light

Registration Deadline: Aug 14

Description

I call my tin assemblages “Eeeps” and have been making them for 15 years. Each year they change and this year is no exception! We will begin by altering a metal tin for the body of our figurative sculptures. I will teach you basic cold-connection methods and a variety of techniques for altering metal … including leaf printing on metal! I will demonstrate a quick and easy way to make molds and have a variety of molds available to make fabulous faces for your sculptures. We will then create a small book … or whatever else you can imagine inside the belly of your Eeep! You will leave with at least one figurative sculpture, two if you work fast. Eeeps approximately 12” x 6” after adding found objects.

Please bring materials fee in cash to class.

Class size 20

Level Novice and above

Student Supply List See Supply list

  • Tuition $300
  • Materials Fee $35 (payable to instructor at class time)

Instructor

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Leighanna Light

I am a passionate art instructor, thingmaker, bookmaker, figurative assemblage artist and recovering perfectionist! My background is in fine arts and photography and I’ve been teaching art workshops for the past 20 years at art retreats in the U.S. I develop my classes by playing, making a mess, making “mistakes,” and I can’t think of any better way to live and make a living.…Read More

I am a passionate art instructor, thingmaker, bookmaker, figurative assemblage artist and recovering perfectionist! My background is in fine arts and photography and I’ve been teaching art workshops for the past 20 years at art retreats in the U.S. I develop my classes by playing, making a mess, making “mistakes,” and I can’t think of any better way to live and make a living. I love to create, to hunt for things to create with, and to share my creativity with others. It’s what I live for, it’s my oxygen.

I grew up in a small town in upstate New York and I have spent most of the past 20 years in New Mexico. I am so lucky to live in Taos, the mountains of northern New Mexico, with my best friends Thomas, Peetie, Lily, and Hairy B.

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Layered Faces

Re-Leafed, or the Ancient Art of Eeep Making

Registration Policies & Waiting Lists

Class Confirmation
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Materials Fees
Many classes have materials fees in addition to the tuition. These are identified in the class listing and are usually paid with the tuition payment, however in some cases materials fees are paid directly to the instructor at class time (check the class listing).

Cancellation Policy
While we recognize that life intrudes and plans change, in consideration of the time and energy instructors invest in preparing for classes, we must adhere to the following cancellation policies:

Student cancellations

> Cancellations made 31 days before the published registration deadline date for any given workshop are eligible for a full refund less 25% of the workshop fee OR a gift certificate in the full amount of the workshop fee. The gift certificate can be applied to workshops or lodging one year from the date of cancellation.

> Cancellations made 30 days or less than the published registration deadline date for any given workshop are not eligible for refunds. We encourage all students to purchase trip insurance.

> Cancellation requests must be made by calling our office at (608) 987-3292.

> If you have booked lodging with Shake Rag Alley in conjunction with your class, please refer to our lodging page for the lodging cancellation policy.

Cancellations by Shake Rag Alley

> If Shake Rag Alley must cancel a class you will be notified immediately via email or phone and will receive a full refund or transferable gift certificate.

> If a class does not meet a minimum number of students, it may be cancelled. A decision to cancel a class due to under enrollment will be made on the day following the published registration deadline.

> If you have booked lodging with Shake Rag Alley in conjunction with a class cancelled by Shake Rag Alley, you may receive a full refund on lodging should you wish to cancel the lodging. Please call the office at (608) 987-3292.

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If a workshop you are interested in is sold out, please fill out this waiting list form. We will contact you if a spot becomes available. The class code requested on the form is the Workshop ID shown at left, beneath the Add to Cart button.

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