ARIZONA ART EXPERIENCE: SOUTHWEST CACTUS DESIGN Spend a day with award winning textile artist, Mimi Damrauer, for a simple and fun Mixed Media art class. Learn how to create an original artwork combining basic painting and modern fiber collage. Take home a 12” x 12” original fiber artwork. 8:00AM-@9:30AM We will meet at the Phoenix Desert Botanical Gardens, home to thousands of species of cactus, trees and flowers from all around the world spread across 55 acres. Bring your camera for inspiration for your original artwork! @10:00AM-12:00PM Next we will go to Mimi's Phoenix Art Studio to work in the studio on our artwork. Instructions include: - Translating your photograph into an original work of art using painting + fiber collage - Introduction to designing with paper and fabric onto your painted backgrounds - Optional: Basic sewing and embroidery with Mimi’s hand-dyed threads to add design elements in your work - All supplies are all included. - Your hand-made artwork to take back home. - Your artwork will be mounted onto a 2” deep panel board with a hook for hanging. If you live in the US, shipping of your completed artwork can be arranged if you can’t easily pack it. If you are from abroad, your work will be created on a specialty paper that you can easily take home with you. - Time of event can be shortened. Contact me for details.
I am an award-winning self-taught Phoenix based Mixed Media artist. My artworks are a combination of painting, stitching, drawing, textiles & exotic paper to create modern, one-of-a-kind mixed media collage artworks for wall decor. For 30 years, I have been working with galleries, interior designers and private collectors to create custom artworks for their homes and offices. Teaching others to let out their creative talents is a real passion of mine and I love being a tour guide in the inspiring Sonoran Desert.
$25 entrance fee into Botanical Garden included.
The Phoenix Desert Botanical Gardens, home to thousands of species of cactus, trees and flowers from all around the world spread across 55 acres Mimi Designs Art Studio: I own a small condo dedicated to my art business. Located in a safe area in Phoenix, enjoy being immersed in a real working artists studio.
Make sure to eat some breakfast before we meet and bring beverages and a snack, if needed, for the day. You will need your own transportation for the day. My studio is in a nice safe area in Phoenix. All supplies are included.
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