Scrapbookzolder | Art Specially 2015 Letraset Marker Workshop

Marsha Valk | Scrapbookzolder:  Letraset marker workshop at ArtSpecially 2015

Last weekend at Art Specially I taught a workshop on Saturday night for Scrapbookzolder. It was all about techniques you can do with Letraset ProMarkers and Neon Markers:

Marsha Valk | Scrapbookzolder: Workshop Letraset ProMarkers + Neon Markers at Art Specially 2015

Photo by Saskia van der Heide

The workshops were held in the nearby hotel and were exclusive to the guests that had booked for the entire Art Specially Event.

I had planned this as a 1-hour workshop, but I don’t think anyone in my group managed to finish the accordion mini book in that time. Fortunately most of the ladies and (two) gents (!) were able to stay a bit longer and they tried out most of the techniques I had in store for them.

Marsha Valk | Scrapbookzolder: Art Specially Workshop Letraset ProMarkers + Neon Markers

I would love to teach this workshop again some time. It’s so much fun to use markers in different ways. They are far more versatile than you might think!!!

Sooo… Shoot me an email if you are interested in this workshop and maybe we can figure out a time and a place!

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From the weekend | Art Specially 2015

Marsha Valk | Scrapbookzolder at Art Specially

Art Specially 2015 in Nijkerk was a blast! Birgit Koopsen and I spent all weekend make ‘n taking at the Scrapbookzolder stand.

At Birgit’s table participants could make a Gelli Plate print with her brand spanking new Carabelle Studio stamps:

Marsha Valk | Scrapbookzolder at Art Specially

At my table it was all about spritzing with Letraset ProMarkers and NeonMarkers and the Tim Holtz Distress Marker Spritzer and (almost) no cutting in craft sheets:

Marsha Valk | Scrapbookzolder at Art SpeciallyOn Saturday night, there were workshops at the adjacent hotel for the guests that had booked for the entire retreat.

Birgit taught her Gelli Plate printing techniques in an hour-long workshop:

Marsha Valk | Scrapbookzolder at Art Specially

And I tried really hard to teach how to make fun backgrounds with Letraset ProMarkers and NeonMarkers:

Marsha Valk | Scrapbookzolder at Art Specially

The hours flew by! In fact: the entire weekend went by way too fast! It’s so weird that something you’ve been looking forward to for many months is suddenly over!

I saw and spoke to a lot of familiar faces and I’m terribly sorry I still missed so many of the people who I know where there too!

Thanks to everyone who stopped by to say hi and/or took the time to take the make ‘n take or the workshop: you’ve made my weekend!

Special thanks to the wonderful people at Scrapbookzolder for having me!

And finally: thank you Birgit for your lovely companionship! It was fun!!!

Photos of Birgit and I in action by: Saskia van der Heide

From the weekend | Workshop preparations

Marsha Valk | Workshop Scrapbookzolder 25 april 2015

I’ve had the best weekend, filled with ink and paint and crayons, prepping for the workshop at Scrapbookzolder!

I had three canvases going at the same time, so I didn’t have to wait for paint to dry. It was so much fun!

Marsha Valk | Workshop Scrapbookzolder 25 april 2015

I love working with the Balzer Designs face stencils. They’re a great help for when you are thinking about trying more realistic portrait painting.

They can for instance help you figure out where to position eyes, nose etc. and they’re definitely great for practising shadowing!

Marsha Valk | Workshop Scrapbookzolder 25 april 2015

Will you join me April 25th 2015 at Scrapbookzolder? I’ll teach you all my tips and tricks! Go to the Scrapbookzolder website for the details (in Dutch)!

WORKSHOP | 25 april 2015 @ Scrapbookzolder

Workshop Marsha Valk @ Scrapbookzolder Assen

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Wil je ook zo graag beginnen met het maken van mixed media portretten, maar denk je misschien dat jou daarvoor het teken- of schildertalent ontbreekt? Dan is deze workshop voor jou! Ik leer je hoe je zonder te kunnen tekenen of schilderen een soortgelijk portret maakt met behulp van gesso, spray inkt, acrylverf, krijtjes en het ‘geheime wapen’ (gezicht)stencils! Vieze vingers verzekerd!

De workshop vindt plaats op zaterdag 25 april 2015 van 10.00 – 16.00 uur in wijkgebouw het Markehuus, Scharmbarg 35 in Assen. Scrapbookzolder kan voor vervoer zorgen vanaf station Assen. Het Markehuus is rolstoel vriendelijk!

De workshop is inclusief lunch en vijf consumpties (koffie/thee).

We sluiten de dag om 16.00 uur af met het bewonderen van je werkstukken die je natuurlijk mee naar huis neemt!

Inschrijving gaat via de webshop van Scrapbookzolder.

Tot 25 april!!!

This post is about the workshop I’m teaching on Saturday April 25th 2015 on behalf of Scrapbookzolder.

Would you love to start creating mixed media portraits, but do you think you are missing some drawing or painting skills? Then this workshop is for you! I will teach you how to create a similar mixed media portrait using gesso, spray ink, acrylic paint, crayons and the “secret weapon” (face)stencils! Inky, painty fingers assured!

The workshop takes place at the community center Markehuus, Scharmbarg 35 in Assen, the Netherlands and starts at 10.00. Transport from the train station to the venue can be arranged. Markehuus is wheelchair friendly! The workshop includes lunch and coffee/tea (5 consumptions).

We will draw the workshop to a close at 16.00 by admiring the work you will take home!

Sign ups via the Scrapbookzolder webshop.

I would love to meet you there!!!