From July 7th – 20th enjoy some special savings!
Sign up for a blacksmithing workshop with a friend for only $45 each!
Attend an aluminum etching workshop this Saturday at
Bead All About It and receive $5 off your $48 registration!
email LeslieTharpDesigns@gmail.com to redeem this offer
Join us for a Blacksmithing Workshop:
Friday, July 11th, 6:30-9pm – Bike Hangers
Saturday, July 12th, 9-11:30am - Fire Poker and Rakes
Sunday, July 13th, 9-11:30am - Plant Hangers
More details and the full calendar available at LeslieTharp.com
Don’t forget, family workshops are available throughout the week upon special request. Mom, Dad, and the kids are welcome. Email for details!
Want to take a workshop, but have a special project in mind?
Email Leslie to request a special workshop topic!
Sign up for this week’s Aluminum Etching Workshop:
Saturday, July 12th, 2 – 4pm at Bead All About It
Learn to etch aluminum jewelry using an acid/ resist technique. Create multiple light-weight and stunning matching jewelry sets or individual pieces!
Want to have the girls over and host your own aluminum etching party?
Book your home jewelry making party and have Leslie bring the workshop to you!
More details are available at LeslieTharp.com
Attend a free Art Lab demo!
Aluminum Casting Demonstration
with local artist Lexi Braun
Tuesday, July 8th from 7-9pm
Visit GainesvilleArtLab.org for all the details!
Out of the Woods by Leslie Tharp
Join me tonight for this hands on workshop in collaboration with Creative for Health and Art Lab.
This workshop is funding through a grant from the LIVESTRONG foundation and is free to attend.
Wire Works will be a hands-on wire sculpting workshop exploring the nature of line in space. Leslie Tharp’s work often incorporates organically moving metal line-work, bending, branching, and colliding to form complex and large sculptures that take on new shapes and forms when viewed from different angles.
Join us for this fun and creative workshop. Sculpting in wire is an opportunity to lift thoughts and drawings off the pages of your sketchbook and place them in space, where they can grow in form and complexity and become a finished artwork or possibly a maquette for a larger sculpture! Leslie will discuss her approach to sculpting with metal and then open the floor for a relaxed and creative session of wire sculpting with the group. Everyone is welcome to explore sculpting with wire and supplies such will be provided. Bring your sketchbooks!
Creative for Health is funded by a grant from the LIVESTRONG Foundation and provide weekly arts and writing workshops for people affected by cancer, including patients, survivors and caregivers. Participants enjoy painting, sculpting, writing, dancing, and singing in a fun and supportive environment. The workshops are FREE and open to the public. Walk-ins welcome.
When: Tonight (Tuesday) from 7-9pm
Where: Shands Cancer Hospital & Medical Center, Criser Cancer Resource Center, RM 1302
1515 SW Archer Rd
Gainesville, FL 32608
Parking is free in the South Tower parking garage located near the Cancer Hospital on SW 13th street. Blue Gil is on the first level of that building.
Announcing the first in my new collection Aerial.
My new collection of hot air balloon inspired forged and etched aluminum pendants has just been released to my Etsy Shop!
Inspired by Lift and created first for my very special Kickstarter backers, this unique collection of etched aluminum pendants are the latest line of work to come out of my shop!
I’m really excited to share this collection with you because it bridges the gap between the hot air balloon imagery I have been exploring as I created Lift and the smaller, more intimate work I love to create and share with you.
These pendants were made by forging aluminum bars (the same aluminum used to create the balloons in Lift). I then sand one side of the forged medallion smooth, while the other side is left showing the hammer marks. The smooth side is then painted and etched to reveal a hot air balloon design. When you run your finger across these pendants you can feel the raised and lowered metal surfaces. The color of the pendant is the color the aluminum turns when etched. I clean the metal and seal it with a clear coat to preserve the shiny surfaces.
Visit my Etsy Shop!