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My teaching experience includes teaching in the public school system since 2003 (I am licensed in the state of Virginia to teach art Pre K- 12) privately, through The Market Gallery, LLC in Roanoke, VA., 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.     I am available to travel and I offer a full range of private lessons for adults and children. 

Email me for more info! I am here to help you reach your creative goals!

 

For 2022 (Please email me with interest.)

I am offering a variety of online and private classes to assist you in your creative process and the ability                         to stay creative and safe as we return to regular class meetings. 

Please email me for interest and more descriptions.  

These classes will be:

  • Basic Drawing

  • Cold wax and Oil

  • EcoPrinting-Cyanotype

  • Printmaking without a Press

  • Mixed Media and Collage (including WabiSabi)

  • Art Critiques and Individual One on One Studies

  • Experimental Drawing and Painting

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ONLINE CLASSES:

  • By request. 

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Location:  The Studio School, Roanoke, VA

Teen and Adult Classes Offered

Upper Level Towers Mall  

Adult Classes

  • Printmaking- Geli Print (Will be rescheduling, Email me if interested.)

2 classes Mondays ,  5:30PM-7:30PM

Come learn the basics of Geli Printmaking! Enjoy demos, use the Elements and Principles of Art to create prints, and explore making your own inspiring, colorfully designed monoprints, papers, and more using the various paper samples and classroom tools. Gina will show several Geli Printing techniques and discuss how to use the completed papers as a standalone print or decorative collage paper. Bring your stamps, stencils, etc. for creating images, acrylic paints, extra papers, and your imagination. Gina will have card stock and  deli paper, 5" x 7" Geli plates and brayers to use during the class.  All levels welcome! Contact Gina at lougael@cox.net for questions.

  • Mixed Media Wabi-Sabi

1 Day, To be determined, contact Gina to get on the class list. 
10:00 ​AM to 4:00 ​PM 

This is a great way to create enchanting, mystical mixed media pieces!  The Wabi-Sabi aesthetic is sometimes described as one of beauty that is "imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete".  Embrace the flow of something beautiful during the class. Excellent class for beginners or

learn a new way to break that creative funk!  Collage papers, permanent pens, various inks and acrylics will be available

as well as six 5” x 5” sheets of watercolor paper.  You’ll need to bring several sheets of 140lb watercolor paper (if desired),

scissors, Wet Ones, and one small bottle of Liquatex or Golden gel medium matt. 

(It’s suggested that you also bring natural fiber decorative papers, vintage papers, ephemera, patterned paper,

handwritten paper, laser copies... your choice! You can never have enough paper!)  

A lunch break will be included. Email Gina with questions, Lougael@cox.net

 

 

  • Experimental Drawing, Mixed Media, and Collage

4 classes Mondays, April 11th, 18th, 25th, May 2nd  

5:30​ PM​-7:30​ PM​ 

It is easy to get stuck in a rut, or not know where to begin; this series of classes is designed to develop an intuitive and experimental

approach using traditional materials and methods to inspire new ideas and develop a unique style. You will find that ​t​his exploratory

method of creating leads to enhanced discovery, expands your creativity​,​ and hones your critical thinking skills​ using the

Elements and Principles of Art​. We will use graphite, inks, markers, colored pencils, pastels, watercolor, charcoal and more.  

A great class for all skill levels. Contact Gina for questions and more info on materials you can bring​ (a supply list)​,

as she will have some materials and papers for class use. Lougael@cox.net

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Location:  Art On First at 300 First Street, SW, Roanoke, Va. 

Inquire: email Gina  lougael@cox.net

  • Cold Wax Alchemy and Open Studio Workshop

2 days, Contact Gina to get on the class list. 

Explore the endless possibilities of painting with cold wax and oil! Take an intuitive approach into the many uses of luminous cold wax with oil paint, pastel, mark-making tools, brushes, scrapers and more. Composition, color and contrast will be addressed, along with an exploration of visual elements such as line, shape, pattern, texture, form and depth. We will create original pieces and explore effects possible with the oil and cold wax medium by using it as a surface treatment to create completed paintings, collages (including copied photos), and incorporate mixed media by adding oil and cold wax with various ‘found’ tools. All skill levels would benefit from this class, especially beginners. For previous cold wax participants, Gina will offer critiques, and be there to assist in developing your visual journey. *Bring your oil paints, Arches oil paper, Multimedia board, or recommended 8” x 8” birch boards, gesso boards, or clayboard panels, an old used gift card, palette paper, wax paper, paper towels, blue painters tape, Wet Ones, and a 12” palette knife or icing spreader. Gina will bring tools to share and furnish one

4 oz.jar of cold wax. There is a materials list with other items that will enhance your experience.  Lunch breaks included. (Needs 4 to make)

All levels welcome! Contact Gina at lougael@cox.net for questions.

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Location:  310 Art Gallery, Asheville, N.C.

TBA: 

Inquire: 

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

 

  • Wabi-Sabi Mixed Media and Collage Books

Wabi-Sabi Mixed Media Accordion and Bound Books with Gina Louthian-Stanley 2022
10-3 pm March 29 and March 30, 2022
 
This is a great way to create enchanting, mystical mixed media works and fold and bind them into small books or journals! 

The Wabi-Sabi aesthetic is sometimes described as one of beauty that is “imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete”. 

Learn a new way to approach mixed media collage! We will also learn three ways to create image transfers. 

Each participant will have access to sponge brushes, a variety of patterned, and fibrous papers, and two large base sheets of watercolor paper 

to collage onto, gel medium, permanent waterproof pens, various inks, acrylics, and stains will be shared with the class. 

The bookbinding materials will also be provided. 

The first day, we will make pages and covers, the second day you will make one bound book and one accordion book. 

 

Please bring scissors, paper towels, and wet ones. If you have these on hand: vintage papers, ephemera, feathers, beads, charms, handwritten paper, laser copies with small images 

(3” or less to fit the base papers) You can never have enough paper!

Beginners welcome. 

  • Soul Totem and Shield Making: Taking Encaustic 3D - July 6 and 7th (10AM to 4PM ET                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Pricing includes materials, tools and equipment.                                                                                                                                           Beginners welcome. And if you have prior experience with Encaustic you can enhance your skills and go to a new level with your work!. Gina will cover safety and basics of Encaustics as needed. for all participants.A totem is considered something (such as an animal or plant) that is the symbol for a family, tribe, etc., especially among Native Americans or a carved or painted form, or a person or thing that represents an 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 - you can even to go abstract.                                                                                                                     Gina will bring the two forms, plaster cloth, decorative papers, Encaustic Medium and pigments, oil sticks, oil pastels, and tools.

  • Optional - Bring your own decorative papers, ephemera, small nails, thin fabrics, found objects, dried organic matter such as seed pods small twigs and leaves, buttons, etc. Bring paper towels, Wet Ones, and Scissors.

  • And others, to be determined. 

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AT The Art Box, in Lynchburg

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

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.

"I really appreciated the fact that you met me on my level of awareness and that you took the time to connect to each participant. Thank you!" T.P.

  • 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.

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