My teaching experience includes teaching in the public school system (I am licensed in the state of Virginia to teach art Pre K- 12) privately, through the Studio School in Roanoke, VA. (at Towers Mall), The Art Box, Lynchburg, VA., and 310 Art Gallery at the Rivers Edge Art Complex in Asheville, NC.

 

Be sure to also check the Studio School and 310 Art Gallery websites  for details and updates!
The Studio School, Towers Mall Roanoke, VA

310 Art Gallery, Asheville, NC

 

(Click Studio School and 310 Art Gallery above for a direct link to that site.)​

 

Adult Classes at The Studio School, Roanoke, VA

Upper Level Towers Mall

 

Spring 2020

  • Printmaking - Geli-Print 

2 classes, Mondays, March 9, 16, 2019 • 5:30–7:30 p.m. • Geli plates, brayers, card stock, and deli paper provided for use). 


Come learn the basics of Printmaking! Enjoy demos, use the Elements and Principals of Art to create prints, and explore making your own colorful designed monoprints, papers, and more using various provided papers and tools. Gina will show you a variety of ways, and discuss how to display them. Bring your stamps, stencils, etc, for texturing, acrylic paints, and imagination! ALL levels welcome! Contact Gina at Lougael@cox.net if you have questions. 

 

 

  • Open Studio Class in Mixed Media and Collage 

4 classes: Mondays, March 23 and 30, April 6 and 13• 5:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m. •(includes some materials)

 

This Open Studio Class in Mixed Media and Collage is ideal for cultivation your creative side! We will experiment with mixed media collage and a variety of ways and with a variety of materials (Gina will have some to share). Using the subject matter of your choice we will discuss processes, materials, and mediums. We will also look at composition and the Principals and Elements of Art.  The focus is to begin each class with a few demos or exercises to stimulate the creative process, then to continue working to develop your own visual language. Gina is available to give individual input as needed.  ALL levels are welcome! Contact Gina for a short materials list. lougael@cox.net

Summer 2020

  • Collage and  Mixed Media Wabi-Sabi

2 Days, Saturday August 8 and Sunday August 9, 2020
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 P.M. 

Excellent class for beginners or learn a new way to break that creative funk! Wabi-Sabi is a great way to create interesting textures and imagery with collage and mixed media!  The Wabi-Sabi aesthetic is sometimes described as one of beauty that is "imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete".  Embrace the flow of beautiful creative effects and create some amazing finished pieces using this technique and learn a few simple image transfer techniques ! 

Bring four gallery wrap canvasses, 8" x 8" or smaller - 1.5" to 2" deep, scissors, and one small bottle of matt gel medium.  (It’s suggested that you also bring natural fiber decorative papers, vintage papers, ephemera,  patterned paper, handwritten paper, laser copies no larger than 4" x 6" ... your choice! You can never have enough paper!)  Some collage papers, permanent pens, image transfer materials, various inks and acrylics will be shared with the class. A lunch break will be included each day. Call or Email Gina with questions, Lougael@cox.net

Workshops At 310 Art Gallery, Asheville, N.C.

Coming in 2020: Registration open at 

https://310art.com/2020-workshops-in-fine-art-for-adults

  • CONTEMPORARY SHRINES, IMAGE TRANSFERS AND MIXED MEDIA 

June 6 and June 7, 2020
10 am -4pm
No experience necessary. 


Most people immediately connect the word “shrine’ with something either religious or contemplative. For this class, a shrine is a self-contained expression of a single thought or theme. (Family, pet, or even a thought or idea {nature}.) 
That’s a pretty broad definition that leaves the door open for a variety of interpretations. 
Choose an image of a favorite family member, pet or animal, theme or object and lift them to a place of honor using mixed media and collage. Participants will create a ‘Personal or Contemporary Shrine’ by the end of class. We will first create a textured base using a Wabi-Sabi technique with natural fibered papers and ephemera, adding inks and mediums, and then focus on three types of image transfers of your chosen subject/theme and you will learn methods of placing the image-transferred subject on the panel(s) in a place of honor. Once transferred, you can create an interesting surface and visual frame. Bring your own good contrast laser (toner, not inkjet) copies of your choice of images no larger than 4” x 6’ for the project and some that are no more than 2” wide for practice. You may want to bring two copies of the same image. 
Gina will provide the wooden base (6” x 6”), a house and arch shape, some natural fiber papers, acrylic paints, Walnut ink, brushes, Pan Pastels, texturing materials, glue, transfer materials, assorted stencils and stamps and more. 

Optional, but highly recommended: Personalize your work using your own stencils, stamps, milagros, small beads, mosaic pieces, small nails or brads, and collage materials, or small personal objects you may choose to bring. Also bring scissors, paper towels and Wet Ones. 

 

  • Encaustic Pendants                                                                                                                                                                                            June 9, 2020                                                                                                                                                                                                              10-4 pm

No experience needed.

Fee includes all wax, solder, soldering irons and soldering setups, one chain included, and other items needed!
Participants will create up to four soldered pendants, with the largest being 1” wide and up to 3” long. We will use wax, metal and small inclusions. For a more personal pendant, you may wish to bring such items as dried flowers, small inspirational words, bits of collage/decorative papers, lace, beads, or small flat charms. If you would like, you can enhance small 1” x 1 ½” to 1” x 3” images from your color or B&W laser printer by placing them in with the wax. Learn fantastic skills and have fun in this exciting new class at 310 ART. (Extra materials will be available for purchase should you wish to create more.) Be sure to bring a drink and lunch! 

 

 

 

  • Soul Totem and Shield Making-Taking Encaustic to 3-D 

July 11 and July 12, 2020                                                                                                                                                                                            10-4  pm

Beginners welcome or even if you have prior experience with Encaustic you can enhance your skills. Gina will cover safety and basics of Encaustics as needed. 

A totem is considered something such as and animal or plant that s the symbol for a family, tribe, etc. especially among the Native Americans. In America today, a totem can be a carved or painted form, person; it could be a realistic or abstract idea. 

 

In this workshop we will dive right in exploring the sculptural possibilities of plaster cloth, wax and encaustic making a totem and shield which best represents your personal idea or creative desire.  Rigid and absorbent when dry, plaster cloth makes a wonderful support for dimensional encaustic work. Once the form is created, we will apply Encaustic medium and fuse it to the sculptural composition using a variety of techniques. In the class, we will have a 12” disc and 12” rectangular shape to use as a base for the plaster cloth.  As the structures near completion, you will learn how to add found or small personal objects into the sculptures to create your ‘totem’ and discuss ways to finish and display your totem. As we create, we will contemplate our forms and their meanings to us personally, or you can choose to go abstract. Gina will bring the two forms, plaster cloth, decorative papers, Encaustic Medium and pigments, oil sticks, oil pastels, and tools. 

Bring your own fodder such as decorative papers, ephemera, small rusty nails, thin fabrics, found objects, thin wire, organic matter, buttons, etc. Bring paper towels, Wet Ones, and Scissors. 

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AT The Art Box, in Lynchburg

  • Coming Soon:     Contact Gina for more info!                                                                                                                                                       Encaustic Monotype                                                                                                                                                                                              4  5 day Encaustic Emersion for ALL Levels (These new to the medium are welcome as Gina will cover the basics.)

Some of the other classes I teach are:

 

  • Making Altered and Handmade Books 

  • Cold Wax Alchemy

  • Soldered Silver or Encaustic Pendants

  • Encaustic, Beginning and Advanced, and  Encaustic Printmaking

  • Art Critiques and Individual Study (Private Lessons for adults and children individually or groups.) 

 

Reviews and Comments:

 

"Gina is one of the shing star instructors from which I have had the pleasure of gleaning a lot of information in a fairly short block of time.  Her demeanor is exciting, cheerful, and filled with human kindness.  She is among one of the most creative artists I  know and always going in a new direction. I wish Gina all the success she deserves."  Beverly White.  Salem, VA

 

"Gina's classes are packed full of demo's, discussion, hands on technique,and plenty of supplies to use at your leisure. 

With most all of the supplies included I didn't mind venturing into a new media without spending extra for supplies. The end result, I am hooked and have meet yet another amazing instructor. When's the next class?" Penny S., VA.

 

"Oh, what FUN!  I learned so much in Gina's class on Cold Wax.  She is very knowledgable and makes learning a pleasure.  Can't wait to take another workshop with her."  Barbara Norman Lashley

 

"I've travelled far to take classes, and I have to say Gina is a jewel of an instructor right here in the Roanoke Valley. I'm very excited to get this instruction right here at home!" G. C.

"I can not tell you how much I learned! Gina is very knowledgeable and answered all my questions and inspired me so much!" S.R. 

"Thank you for helping me develop my vision in printmaking!" A.S.

"I walked away from your class with work I enjoyed creating, and will hang it in my home. I also love your teaching style." P.T.

"You have encouraged me to step outside the box by presenting options on how to move forward, thank you!" A.D.

"I could watch your demos all day! I have learned so much!" S.M.

 

  • ON CALL CLASSES - (This is an open schedule; as soon as I have two-four people with interest, I will schedule a class. Call or email if you are interested.)   Call or email for more info! I am here to help you reach your creative goals!

  • If you desire group or private lessons,  I can schedule a class at my home studio or your location. 

      Hourly/Daily rates will be quoted upon inquiry.

      Please contact me by email in regards to private lessons, workshops and classes. I teach a variety of classes and workshops in my studio, at         the Studio School in Roanoke, VA, 310 Art Gallery in Asheville, N.C. or location of your choice.

© 2019 Gina Louthian-Stanley 

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