Wednesday, December 10, 2014

NEW WORKSHOPS FOR JANUARY THROUGH APRIL 2015!

Click here to see the calendar and details on all upcoming workshops through April 2015:

http://www.lesleyfountain.blogspot.ca/p/workshops-and-art-shows.html 
 Begin 2015 with your intentions firmly in place and have some fun creating! Three Saturdays, three hours, three different mixed media projects. Come to one, or come to all three. Chocolate and tea included. All materials and tools too!


 More Than One - Mixed Media Mini Paintings

Create a mixed media piece on paper using collage stamping, personal symbols and shapes and then create "mini paintings" out of it, mounted on wood or canvas blocks. This one requires looking at the overall piece with new eyes!

Saturday, January 17th, 1-4 pm 
Saturday, February 21st, 1-4 pm
Saturday, April 4th, 1-4 pm

Cost: 65.00/3 for 175.00 (with Personal Intentions and Sheer Poetry) includes all materials


 Personal Intentions

Working from stream of consciousness writing that may be goals, wishes, dreams or desires for the upcoming year, you will create a piece of art on a 12 x 12 canvas with imagery and words that hold personal significance for you. 

Saturday, January 24th, 1-4 pm
Saturday, March 7th, 1-4 pm
Saturday April 11th, 1-4 pm 

Cost: 65.00/3 for 175.00  (with More Than One and Sheer Poetry) includes all materials


 Sheer Poetry

Working on birch board, create a layered mixed media piece that incorporates a piece of poetry that has special meaning for you.

Saturday, January 31st, 1-4 pm  
Saturday, March 14th, 1-4 pm
Saturday, April 18th, 1-4 pm

Cost: 65.00/3 for 175.00 (with More Than One and Personal Intentions) includes all materials


All workshops to be held at Lesley Fountain Studio in Pioneer Square Mall, Mill Bay.
Contact me to register or for more info - lesleyfountainstudio@gmail.com

Sunday, November 2, 2014

TAKE SOME TIME FOR YOURSELF THIS SEASON - 3 SATURDAYS, 3 HOURS, 3 MIXED MEDIA PROJECTS

 More Than One - Mixed Media Mini Paintings 

Create a mixed media piece on paper using collage, stamping, personal symbols and shapes, and then create "mini paintings" out of it.

This one requires looking at the overall piece with new eyes!




Saturday, November 22nd, 1-4 pm. 65.00 includes all materials. 175.00 for all three workshops.




 Personal Intentions

Working from stream of consciousness writing that may be goals, wishes, dreams or desires 
for the upcoming year, you will create a piece of art with imagery and words 
that hold personal significance for you. 

Saturday, November 29th,  1-4 pm. 65.00 includes all materials. 175.00 for all three workshops.



Sheer Poetry

On wood board or canvas create a vibrant, layered mixed media piece that incorporates a piece of poetry that has special meaning for you. 
Collage, stenciling, stamping and paint.

Saturday, December 6th,  1-4 pm. 65.00 includes all materials. 175.00 for all three workshops.


All workshops will be held at Lesley Fountain Studio, on the lower level of the Pioneer Square Mall, Mill Bay, BC. 
(At the corner of the TCH and the Shawnigan /Mill Bay Road.)

All tools and supplies provided.

Contact me for details and to register:

lesleyfountainstudio@gmail.com
778 676-2346

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

LESLEY FOUNTAIN STUDIO RELOCATION! Back in Mill Bay Studio and Opening October 22nd

 "There is Love in Holding and There is Love in Letting Go"
 Altered Book


I am experiencing deja vu all over again...


So I made the decision to close my Mill Bay studio, and after many trips back and forth in my car I ended up with a beautiful studio space on the waterfront in Cowichan Bay. See below, she says in a wistful tone. 

BUT...(yes, there is a but)...much to my chagrin, after teaching in said beautiful space for several weeks I came to the sad conclusion that it just wasn't big enough for me to work in or teach in. Luckily I was able to move back into my Mill Bay studio in Pioneer Square Mall, so I loaded up the car again (and again, and again) and back it all came, out of my pretty little space by the bay.




My Mill Bay studio is not pretty, it is functional. LOTS of wall space to paint, lots of table space to work on mixed media projects, lots of floor space if you feel a dance coming on. It was a tough decision for me to make, as I really loved my Cowichan Bay studio, but as a wise friend of mine said to me (and yes, it does seem pretty obvious but I needed to hear it in just that way on just that day ) - "You have to think about what you want to DO in the space." I want to fling paint without worrying about the walls and floor getting messy. I want to sing without the neighbours complaining. I want to dance without knocking over shelves of paint.

Sometimes pretty isn't all it's cracked up to be. Give me function any day.



SO! I will be re-opening my Mill Bay space (on the lower floor of the Pioneer Square Mall on the corner of the TCH and the Mill Bay/Shawnigan Road) on Wednesday, October 22nd for the Wednesday evening drop in session  - 6 - 8 pm, 35.00 per session or 4 for 120.00, includes all supplies for a variety of mixed media and small painting projects, tea, and chocolate. I hope you can join me!

lesleyfountainstudio@gmail.com
778-676-2346



Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The Concept of The Salon



I have been fascinated by the concept of The Salon for over 20 years, and at one time dreamed of calling my future studio "The Salon", but I was told by friends that people would think it was a hair salon. The idea of women gathering together (and here I have to apologize to my wonderful men friends, but in my dream it was always a gathering of women that I envisioned) to discuss ideas, share knowledge, support each other, and hopefully come away from it feeling enriched in some way has a huge appeal for me. I loathe small talk - there is nothing I like better than a deep and meaningful exchange with another person, no matter what the subject. Some of my most satisfying moments in Tangerine Dream Gallery came from such exchanges with people, and I was often amazed and moved by how real and honest people are willing to get, how deeply they will go into what really matters to them - with a complete stranger - if that stranger is willing to go there too. Thrilling!




I am offering a three hour session Fridays from 4 - 7 pm called "The Salon",  where women can come together to discuss books, art, relationships, personal epiphanies - really whatever subject comes up - while creating mixed media projects such as art journaling, altered books, personal art cards and other small mixed media projects. There will be nibbles and refreshments on offer as well.

PLEASE PRE -REGISTER FOR THIS ART SESSION!
lesleyfountainstudio@gmail.com

778 676-2346