Monday, August 18, 2014

$400 Original Mixed Media Painting on Paper
(unmatted and unframed)
Image size approx 20x28 (add several inches for matting and framing for finished size)

Just finished, large-scale, mixed media collage/decollage/painting on paper. Several layers of medium, finished with wax. Please email me to see it in person. Of course my iPhone photo doesn't do the piece/colors justice. I'm happy to offer framing/matting assistance and suggestions., Woodley Park, Washington DC.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

I'll be teaching this Fall at the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop!

Starting this September, I'll be a teaching artist for the Youth Program at Capitol Hill Arts Workshop on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4pm-6pm. Four classes, two age groups,2 cool subjects. Feel free to share with anyone with kiddos on, or around the Hill. Register:

Collage, Mixed Media & Recycled Art 3-5, K - 2
Teaching Artist, Cherie Lester
Thursdays, 4:00- 5:00, 500 -6:00 pm
9/2 – 12/12 (14 weeks)
Through free expression, exploration and experimentation, learn about the world of abstract art. Various mixed media techniques and processes will be practiced including cut paper collage, de-collage, photocopy imagery and acrylic painting. As a group we’ll create a large scale, recycled art piece made from items collected by the students over the course of several weeks. We’ll also look at the works of prominent collage artists as inspiration in creating our own portraits.

Food & Photography 3 - 5, K - 2
Teaching Artist, Cherie Lester
Tuesdays, 4:00 - 5:00, 5:00 – 6:00 pm
9/2 – 12/12 (14 weeks)
Textures, colors, scents and tastes found in nature’s plant-based bounty are the inspiration for this journey into photographic images, processes and projects. Experiment with sun-prints, hand coloring and photocopy imagery. Stage and shoot still-life photos. Explore abstract and realistic versions of subject matter through alternative applications in portraiture, mask making, collages and more. Darkroom and digital photography techniques will be introduced.