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Memory Sparks Workshops

from Carol Ann Webster, teacher

and Annalisa Campbell of Brayer&Brush Studio

at Brayer&Brush Studio and Gallery, Oklahoma City, OK

What is Memory Sparks Basic Workshop all about?

It’s about learning techniques to create an album that is a container for little stories that matter to you. Each page will be the backdrop for a little story that you want to save. Your creative voice will get stronger by making each page into what you like - techniques, materials, tools, colors, textures, photos. You’ll learn distressing and texture techniques using paint to decorate your pages. You might add a photo, maybe a collage, maybe a trinket but it’s your creative voice that’s coming out onto the page.

You’ll learn how to add copies of old photos right onto the pages you’ve made using image transfer techniques. You’ll make decorations like dangles and bookmarks for your pages. Every choice you make as you create your album is your creative voice.

What makes this process so much fun is that it is low risk. The pages are only 8 inches by 9 inches. The whole design is meant to look messy. The pages are a place to play with a purpose. The purpose is to create a place for little stories that you don’t want to forget and it’s done in your style.

Carol Ann Webster’s talents have been used in her faux-finish and decorative business for nine years. Now she’s turned her knowledge of paint and mixed-media techniques along with her desire to save old family photos and stories to teaching.

Join Carol at Annalisa Campbell’s studio, Brayer&Brush in Oklahoma City, where you will learn paint techniques and image transfers to pages that will become an album of personal pages that hold memories for you.

Memory Sparks Basics Workshop offers you a chance to...

Memory Sparks album

  • Learn to make eight different painted, distressed, and textured backgrounds as pages

  • Create an cover for your pages; a front and back cover plus spine

  • Build two page signatures (group of pages painted on both sides)

  • Learn two image transfer techniques

  • Embellish strips of organza for streamers

  • Make decorative dangles for your book

  • Make fancy tags for bookmarks

  • Assemble the cover, the pages, and embellishments all together in a fascinating personal album of your creative style

  • Make new friends who are interested in making things and saving photos and stories

What’s included in this workshop:

  • All art supplies and tools (if you have a favorite brush or tool, please bring it)

  • Lunch, snacks, and beverages both days

Where and When? Choose the best weekend for you.

Saturday, September 29, and Sunday, September 30, 2018

There are only 2 seats available in September 29 and 30 workshop.

Or

Saturday, October 6, and Sunday, October 7, 2018

There are only 6 seats available in October 6 and 7 workshop.

10 am-4 pm each day

Brayer&Brush Studio and Gallery

3012 North Lee, Unit A

Oklahoma City, OK

Fee: $245*

You will be directed to Brayer&Brush website for more information and payment.

Minimum class size four students; Maximum six students. Minimum age to participate: 16 years old


Memory Sparks Workshop Advanced

Want to do more with your Memory Sparks album?

Our Memory Sparks Basics Workshop is just the beginning! Join our Memory Sparks Advanced Workshop and bring your stories to life even more vibrantly with photos, color, layout, memory-joggers and visual additions on your Memory Sparks pages. You must attend Memory Sparks Basic Workshop to enroll in the Advanced workshop.

Memory Sparks Advanced Workshop offers you a chance to...

  • Choose photos with emotional impact for your pages

  • Master techniques to transfer photos to your journal pages

  • Refine your story using free resources

  • Use art materials to build story and add color to your pages

  • Learn different methods of including personal memorabilia in your book

  • BONUS Material: Use your iPad or cell phone to scan and prepare photos for your book

Where and when? Only one weekend is available for Memory Sparks Advanced.

Saturday, October 13, and Sunday, October 14

There are only 6 seats available in this workshop.

10 am-4 pm each day

Brayer&Brush Studio and Gallery

3012 North Lee, Unit A

Oklahoma City, OK

What’s included:

  • All art supplies and tools (if you have a favorite brush or tool, please bring it)

  • Lunch, snacks and beverages both days

  • Printed "Memory Sparks" Instruction Guide to take home

Fee: $155*

You will be directed to Brayer&Brush website for more information and payment.

*The total for both weekends (four days of learning) including art supplies, lunch, drinks, snacks and handbooks is $400.

 Annalisa and I are excited about this new workshop. Please join us!

Annalisa and I are excited about this new workshop. Please join us!

Minimum class size four students; Maximum six students. Minimum age to participate: 16 years old

Do you have questions? Please don’t hesitate to reach out!

hello@carolannwebster.com (Carol)

We would love to meet you!


Here are examples of completed Memory Sparks pages:

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Not all pages have to have photographs.

This spread reminds me that I used to sew my own clothes.

 

The house where I grew up.

 

Estella Frances, my mom, as a young girl

Image transfer on to distressed painted canvas