Saturday May 15, 1 - 5 EDT

Sunday May 16, 1 - 4 EDT

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This event is on-line using the Zoom platform. Attendees will need access to Zoom and adequate internet connection.


Elaine Huffman 
TangleU Productions 






Leighanna Light 


I am a passionate art instructor, thingmaker, bookmaker, figurative assemblage artist and recovering perfectionist! My background is in fine arts and photography and I’ve been teaching art workshops for the past 20 years at art retreats in the US. I develop my classes by playing, making a mess, making “mistakes” and I can’t think of any better way to live and make a living. I love to create, to hunt for things to create with & to share my creativity with others.  It’s what I live for, it’s my oxygen.

I grew up in a small town in upstate New York and I have spent most of the past 20 years in New Mexico. I am so lucky to live in Taos, the mountains of Northern New Mexico, with my best friends Thomas, Peetie, Ruby, Lily and Hairy.




Venetian Plaster Deck 

Weekend On-line Retreat

Imagine a whole weekend creating worn surfaces in venetian plaster, creating photo image transfers and learning a varitiey of paper altering and finishing techinques.  A weekend, online with your art friends from near and far. Creating for two days with Leighanna Light! 

Leighanna tells us about her inspiration: This workshop was inspired by a decaying batch of vintage photos that I found at the thrift store in Questa, New Mexico. They were delicious, with big blotches where heads used to be, missing limbs, ghostly silhouettes, but they were much to precious to use so I decided to make my own!


IN THIS Retreat You WILL:
Learn how to create the look of old worn surfaces... think peeling paint, hundred year old walls in Italy and rusty grunge. We will be working with Venetian plaster, one of my favorite supplies, and adding ink, paint and other non-acrylic mediums to create dynamic textures and patterns. You will also learn how to create easy, stunning photo transfers and how to combine transfers with fabulous texture. 

Take your art to the next level by incorporating these simple, fast and easy techniques into your painting, collages, journals, assemblages or just about any creative project. You will create a (mostly) finish deck of eighteen 6 x 3 inch cards with 36 surfaces, containing a diverse and intriguing body of work.

No experience necessary, just come with an open mind, a playful heart, and leave your inner critic at home... or in another room.

Click here for the supply list

The Zoom Login will be emailed a few days prior to the event.

In addition to the Facebook Community Group,  this retreat has a private Facebook group where you can connect with others in the workshop, ask questions about supplies and discuss ideas. And - occasional free goodies to intice you! You'll get the link to join with your registration confirmation email.

Please take a moment to join the Facebook TangleU Community group - the place to post all things art, gain inspiration and get to know other artists!