Finnabair Classes

November 2018...

We are excited to have the lovely and telented Finnabair (Anna Dabrowska) coming back to Scrap 2 Relax to teach 3 classes to our customers.

Payment terms: A deposit of $50 is required to secure your seat. Balance of payment can be made in installments. 50% of class fee is due by Friday, 12th October 2018 with balance (full) due Friday 9th November 2018.

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Heart of the Clock altered frame with beautiful textures and details
Simplicity and elegance are timeless, but many of us have also the love for the “other side of the coin” – opulence and decadence, richness of colours, elements and meanings all blended together to create one, truly baroque look. Let yourself be inspired by a visual abundance of layers, textures and metallic colours stepping a bit into the ground of steampunk, vintage and everything metallic and shiny.
During this class, we will be working on inside and outside of the metal clock frame. We will focus on altering techniques which will make your project beautiful and unique - adding details, textures and colours using popular range of art mediums from mixed-media collection by Finnabair - you will have a chance to try such products as soft and heavy gels, gesso in composition with Art Ingredients and a range of Art Alchemy paints. Together we will build our projects step-by-step and you will see that presented techniques are very versatile and be easily used on many other projects such as collage or journal pages. I'll share my experience with you and try to give you plenty of information about tools and products used. "Heart of the Clock" is an exciting to dive into the world of 3D mixed-media and altering, working with pastes, paints and art ingredients of different kinds.
The teacher will supply all the paints, mediums and elements needed to finish the project.
This class is suitable both for advanced and beginning students.
Class time: about 4 h 
 
heart clock
 
When: Tuesday, 13th November 2018 at 9.30am                               
Where: Jindivick Public Hall (Mechanics Institute)
             1065 Jacksons Track, Jindivick               
Teacher: Finnabair
Cost: $170.00
Bookings
Phone 03 5625 3334
 
Poetry of Patina - collage on canvas
There is not a single touch of paint on this project - this large, beautiful collage on canvas is all about the rust, paint and metallic look! What a great way to try many techniques at once: building some truly dimensional, intriguing composition, using two amazing and unique Art Extravagance sets: Rust Paste and Patina Paste and finally finish it all with really beautiful (and user-friendly!) Metallique Waxes.
Poetry of Patina is an amazing, statement canvas with a great range of innovative products on basis of some good mixed-media techniques - which can be easily used on many other projects such as home decor and altered objects or journal pages.
All the elements, paints and mediums are provided – this project is suitable both for advanced and beginning students.
Class time: about 4h
 
poetry of patina
 
When: Tuesday, 13th November 2018 at 3pm                               
Where: Jindivick Public Hall (Mechanics Institute)
             1065 Jacksons Track, Jindivick                
Teacher: Finnabair
Cost: $170.00
Bookings
Phone 03 5625 3334

Rust Painted - Large collage on canvas with tons of beautiful details, layers, rust and sparkle. 
During this class you will not only try building, rich, dimensional composition but also take the advantage of the negative space which will help your composition really catch the eye. Step-by-step we are going to build all the layers using a great selection of elements and embellishments and we will try different art mediums: Art Basics, Art Alchemy, Art Ingredients and more - selection of gels, gesso, acrylic paints and really unique effect of Rust Paste. Rust Painted may be done in a wide range of colours and it may be easily turned into composition with a small photo. All the techniques can be easily used on many other projects such as home decor and altered objects or journal pages. All the elements, paints and mediums are provided – this project is suitable both for advanced and beginning students. 
Class time: about 4 to 4,5h
 
rust painted
 
When: Wednesday, 14th November 2018 at 9.30am                               
Where: Jindivick Public Hall (Mechanics Institute)
             1065 Jacksons Track, Jindivick                  
Teacher: Finnabair
Cost: $170.00
Bookings
Phone 03 5625 3334

Information about Finnabair...
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My name is Anna Dabrowska, also known as Finnabair. I was born in Warsaw, Poland, now I live in Ireland with my husband, Andrzej and my pets. I'm a woman of many interests: a mixed media artist, art journaler and designer who loves new challenges, experiments and developing new techniques and skills. 

I've been creating since 2007, started scrapbooking in 2008-2009 and mixed-media in 2009 when I got totally addicted. My projects are texture and art medium-based: I make paper and canvas layouts, collages and altered art, tags, journal pages – and many more. I believe in power of recycling and upcycling and just adore texture, paints of any kind and flea market supplies. Freedom, embracing creativity and being true to your inner voice is my main source of inspiration and creative energy. 

I'm a full time designer and artist and as an experienced travelling teacher I offer a range of my own mixed media-based classes in collage, artistic scrapbooking, art journaling and more. I truly enjoy teaching and during my classes I focus not only on showing techniques, ideas and tricks but also I try to spread my love and enthusiasm for arts and crafts as I believe in therapeutic and liberating power of creativity. 

I work with such international brands as Prima Marketing (design team member since 2011 and product designer since 2013) and 7 Dots Studio (product designer since 2011). I run my own Creative Team who supports my creative Blog and I design for international mixed-media and scrapbooking magazines. My biggest pride and adventure of the last years is my own mixed-media line of products released with Prima Marketing which happen to be source of inspiration for a large group of creative people.