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Workshops 2019 - Alisa Looney

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    Fire Sculpture Unveiling This Weekend!

    Dancing with Fire
    Wade and Alisa's Newest Collaboration
    will be at
    Oregon Winter Fest in Bend

    at the Les Schwabb Ampetheatre
    in Bend's Mill District

    Celebrate with us 
    Feb 16, 17 & 18

    Fri, Feb 16 - 5-10 pm
    Sat, Feb 17 - 11-10
    Sun, Feb 18 - 11-6
    General Admission $10

    Just completed and ready to light! 

    Designed to be a Total Art experience, “Dancing with Fire” will engage multiple senses: visual, experiential and time based. Fire creates warmth and causes mobile to dance, while colored glass reflects light, and fire through spiraling shapes of bowl create dynamic shadows in motion.

    Collaborative Design by Alisa Looney and Wade Womack

    Stay tuned for photos with fire soon to come to your inbox!


    Check out our new web site!

    River Art

    Visit us in Bend this year!
    Our mission is to help people connect with nature on a deeper level through art.

    Whether sketching on an outing, or taking your images further in a woodblock printing or enameling workshop, we want to help you find your unique expression.

    We are thrilled to offer workshops in our beautiful studio nestled in a stand of Ponderosa pines, along a sweet little Deschutes River canal south of Bend. 

    Begin with a hike-n-sketch outing, then explore your collected images further carving and printing a lino-cut block, or painting with glass on steel. 

    Watch for our upcoming calendar of events, or just give us a call and we will schedule a time for you and your family or group to come out for an art adventure made especially for you! We look forward to creating with you!

    River Art Adventures
    17171 Island Loop Way, Bend, OR 97707 (Three Rivers Area)

    Alisa  503-367-3555       Wade  503-367-3267


    Here are a few WORKSHOPS on the Schedule so far ...
    stay tuned for more to come!


    at Carpenter Art Enamel Foundation

    Draw & Paint with GLASS on STEEL – Alisa Looney Mar. 21- Mar. 24, 2019

    I am thrilled to be teaching at this state of the art enameling facility in Bellevue, Kentucky (Cincinnati area). Workshop Description:
    Set yourself free with granular spray, sgraffito and watercolor enamel techniques.
    Achieve Fine Detail on Wall Relief (Spirit Mask), Panels and Jewelry.
    click to learn more and register>

    Don't miss this chance to experience working in an environment where their  "mission is to teach, support, and inspire the creation and use of enameled art and jewelry by hobbyists, artists, students, and educators worldwide". And not to mention seeing their extensive museum collection and the nearby Thompson Enamel factory!

    Photo on Left:
    Roadrunner (spirit mask) in process by Alisa Looney:
    Showing the granular spray and sgraffito process of porcelain enamel before firing. This technique was developed by Alisa's enameling teacher John Killmaster.


    at Charmed I'm Sure Studio

    Glass on Steel: Spirit Masks

    June 14-16, 2019  – in Mechanicsburg, PA

    I am really excited to offer this 3 day workshop on the East coast!

    Learn proper steel prep for a successful ground coat, granular spray, sgraffito and watercolor techniques.  Registration deadline: April 30th

    To register: Jean Van Brederode:

    Photo on Left:
    Indian Canyon Guide (spirit mask) by Alisa Looney:
    granular spray, sgraffito and watercolor enamel on steel


    5-Day Summer Intensive

    July 8-12, 2019
      Go into depth with enamel on steel at our Bend, Oregon Studio. 

    Alisa is excited to offer this 5 day workshop to up to 5 participants who want to spend so quality time with this craft.  We will begin by studying many samples, and learning what is possible with each technique. Participants will have 5 days to develop work while creating their choice of Panel, Wall Relief or sculpture, as well as test pieces and jewelry. You will learn to cut and shape the steel, how to prepare the surface for enameling, apply the ground coat and fire in the kiln. Next you will add the white granular spray layer and sgraffito methods to achieve fine detail with ease and control when drawing images, textures and marks in glass while also learning firing temps and techniques. Add depth and color with color spray and sgraffito, painting with Watercolor Enamels, Acrylic Enamels and Enamel Crayons, and explore with layering and highlighting using various tools for marks, effects and textures. The possibilities will expand your horizons!

    There are wonderful places to stay nearby in Sun River, and many fun outdoor adventures await during your down time, hikes, bikes, floating the river,  

    Let me know if you are interested and I'll send you the skinny!


    Wade Womack's new reduction block print of 
    Bryce Canyon

    Inspired by our recent trip to Majestic Bryce Canyon in Utah, Wade captured the power of the Hoodoo rock formations that towered over us on our Hike-n-sketch trips. Inquire about learning these woodblock printing techniques through workshops offered by Wade at our River Art Adventures studio.

    Reduction Block Print 

    by Wade Womack


    Maryhill Museum of Art, Outdoor Sculpture Collection, Goldendale, WA

    June Key Delta Community Center, Portland OR

    City of McCall, Public Art Collection, McCall, ID

    City of Cannon Beach, Sculpture Without Walls, Cannon Beach, OR

    City of Lake Oswego, Gallery Without Walls, Lake Oswego, OR

    City of Puyallup, WA, Arts Downtown Outdoor Gallery, Puyallup, WA

    Art Galleries

    Left: Heart Connection II, as viewed this winter from River Art Adventures Studio, under a dusting of snow and sunshine, a Central Oregon delight!
    Copyright © 2018 Alisa Looney Metal Sculpture &
    Copyright © 2018 Wade Womack Woodblock Printing,
    All rights reserved.

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    Alisa Looney, Metal Sculpture
    & Wade Womack, Woodblock Printing
    PO Box 3467
    Bend, OR 97707