Workshop: “Angel Feather Ornaments”
Date: Saturday Nov. 15, 9:00AM-Noon
Instructor: Elaine Maisel
Location: Visual Arts Center, MGCCC, Perkinston
Host: Stone County Arts Council
Learn feather painting and create your own Christmas angel ornaments on Mississippi turkey and parrot feathers. Elaine Maisel will lead this workshop, where you will learn feather painting technique and how to preserve and display feathers in a glass ornament finished with a bow. You will have the opportunity to make several ornaments during this three-hour workshop. All materials (feathers, paint, brushes, glass ornaments, ribbon, gift boxes for each ornament) will be provided. You are invited to bring pictures of angels for reference and inspiration. All ages and levels of artistic experience are welcome.
To pre-register, contact SCAC president Sandra Cassibry at 601-928-6298.
$40 for members of Stone County Arts Association
$50 for non-members. All ages are welcome!
About Elaine Maisel – “I paint on feathers because I like how the shape, size, and specific demands of feathers challenges me creatively, focusing my attention on detailed, mindful, miniature work. Like watercolor, there is little room for error. Once my brush touches the feather, it cannot be erased. My painted feathers are displayed behind glass, either inside glass ornaments or mounted in shadowboxes. The feathers I use come from local parrot owners; small family farms that raise free-range fowl such as chickens, guineas, and peacocks; and from Mississippi turkey hunters. I enjoy personally meeting the birds and bird-owners that provide the canvases for my acrylic paint.” Living and working in Ridgeland, Mississippi, Elaine is a member of the Craftsmen’s Guild of Mississippi and is on the Mississippi Arts Commission Teaching Artist Roster. See examples of her work at http://www.feathermore.me and FeatherMore