138 posts categorized "Studio CRESCENDOh"

October 15, 2015

NEW Workshop! :: Oil Painting by Heart :: Magical Portraits


A couple important things I've learned about oil painting portraits:

  • I am not a camera. I am an artist. Which is why when I paint a portrait, it's the emotional ESSENCE that I capture, not the mechanically EXACT likeness.
  • Starting a portrait is half the battle of finishing a portrait. Which is why I spend lots of time prepping and planning the overall approach to create a framework that can be finished.

I am excited to be teaching my new workshop: Oil Painting by Heart :: Magical Portraits in Studio Crescendoh this November 28th and30th. The details and link to enroll can be found here.

September 09, 2015

Open Studio

IMG_1784Open Studio is a time to enter Studio Crescendoh with whatever painting (acrylic or oil or watercolor) you are working on (along with all of your painting supplies) and then working on it.

It's a time to peacefully enter the painting zone, and paint alongside just me or me and any others who join in. No formal instruction, just good lighting, good music and good company of other humans painting at all skill levels:

  • 9:30AMish to 3PMish (with a lunch break at noonish)
  • $20 (collected at the door)

NOTE: You don't have to enroll for this. Just show up. There will be no formal instruction given. It's a time to paint with other painters in a studio setting. I will schedule these primarily on Sundays and/or Wednesdays, which you can view on our Master Calendar. You can email me at (jenny@crescendoh.com) to let me know that you intend to attend a specific open studio that is on calendar. This will allow me to let you know to expect you and to notify you of any changes in plans.  Please also email me if you have any questions.

If you have a circle of friends with whom you'd like to reserve time for a private group studio time, feel free to email me to make such arrangements.



February 10, 2015

1: Loosen up. 2: Alter. 3: Integrate.

I've been hard at work getting my Artfully Altered workshop ready! It is a one-day workshop that will happen Saturday February 21st and/or Monday February 23rd. I like to offer my workshops once on a weekday and once on a weekend so people with assorted obligations can have a chance to take it. :)

Photo-63In the class, we will:

  • begin with quite innovative and outside the box exercises to get us to loosen up and consider new ways of seeing and creating
  • utilize approximately ten methods that I love to use to uniquely alter photos, and pages from catalogs and magazines
  • create a monster journal using file folders and papers into which we will integrate the altered works
  • discover ways to integrate altered works onto other substrates

Fun group has started to form. Enrollment is now open here. Join us if you want to. :)

February 07, 2015

A lot of work being done

I am extremely tired.
And it's much later than my usual bed time. And I'm writing a blog post.

After Amy's wonderful day of workshop today, I segued into opening my studio for Santa Ana's monthly Art Walk. Two of the best things I overheard during the art walk were as follows:

1. Two young girls pointing to works they liked in the studio to their dad, with one saying "I'd like to have that one hang in my bedroom."

Art connects and works with someone or it doesn't. And when my art connects with a tender young person who vocalizes the connection to her father ... well ... it's very special.

2. A cohort of young men viewing and talking amongst themselves about the art with one of them saying to the group: "There's a lot of work being done in this studio."

Yes. There is a lot of work being done. It felt so good to overhear a complete stranger validate the fact that making art, and all the other activities related to making art is work, and that I have been doing a lot of it.

Off to bed I go.
For another full day tomorrow.
Because art ... making it, facilitating it, discussing it, teaching it ... it is my work.
And even in this state of being tired, I am grateful that there is a lot of it being done in my studio.

November 14, 2014

Announcing :: Knitting 101 :: Fingerless Gloves

Have you always wished that you could knit?

Well, March 2015 is your lucky month because I'll teach you! Within a few short hours, your sentence will change from "I wish I could knit" to "I'm a knitter!"

And a whole new universe will open up. :)

Enrollment is NOW open here. Join me if you want to.


November 12, 2014

Announcing :: Magazine Magic with Julie Fei-Fan Balzer

I'm so happy to welcome back the wonderful Julie Fei-Fan Balzer to Studio Crescendoh! Enrollment for her 2-day Magazine Magic workshop is now OPEN here!

She will be teaching January 17th and 18th, 2015.



October 29, 2014

Announcing :: Form & Function: Jewelry to Give & Keep w/ Stephanie Lee

I am excited to announce that Stephanie Lee will be returning to Studio Crescendoh to teach a 2-day workshop on December 6th and 7th. Just in time for the holidays ... a class where you will use Stephanie's signature methodologies for beautiful jewlery fabrication to create items that you can give as gifts ... for loved ones and for yourself.

Methods that you can also take with you to create more objects of art to give during the holiday season and throughout the years.


If you've never been in the presence of Stephanie's creative process, you are in for a treat.

Enrollment is now open here.



October 15, 2014

Announcing :: Artfully Altered

I'm excited to announce my Artfully Altered workshop in Studio CRESCENDOh in February, 2015! A full-day class where I'll share prompts and methods on how to view photos and pages of catalogues and magazines with an artistic and playful point of view and then use that point of view to create alterations using my favorite methods.

After that, we will together discover how those altered photos and catalogue pages can be incorporated into art journals and other works of art that are fun, fresh, and unconventional.

The fun we will have. :)

Enrollment is now open here.

October 01, 2014

Announcing :: Art Journaling Delight with Amy Tangerine!


I am happy to announce that Amy Tangerine is returning to Studio Crescendoh this month to teach Art Journaling Delight. Enrollment is NOW open here.





September 15, 2014

Announcing :: Oil Painting with Leslie Duke

When I first saw a Leslie Duke painting, I was so amazed at how still life objects could evoke such emotion and energy. Once you take a look, I think you will agree.

I am so very happy and honored to announce that artist Leslie Duke will be teaching the very first oil painting class to be offered in Studio Crescendoh this November 1-2, 2014.

Enrollment is NOW open here.


See you in the studio. :)

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