Kurs med Anna Dabrowska aka Finnabair!

Da har vi gleden av å presentere kursene som Finnabair skal holde hos oss i april.  Hennes egentlige navn er Anna Dabrowska og hun er fra Polen.  Kursene holdes på engelsk.  Hun er temmelig unik innen for sin sjanger og super kreativ og flink.  Hennes kurs er svært populære og kjent for å være fulle av inspirasjon og god hjelp slik at man får fullført prosjektene.  Hun designer for flere forskjellige firmaer.  Blant annet Prima og Sizzix.

My name is Anna Dabrowska, also known as Finnabair (pronounced Finavar). I was born in Warsaw, Poland, now I live in Ireland. I'm a woman of many interests: a mixed media artist, scrapbooker and art journaler 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 mostly media-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 traveling teacher I offer a range of my own mixed media-based classes in collage, scrapbooking, art jouraling and more. I create as a freelance designer for scrapbooking magazines (from Russia, Sweden, USA, Great Britain, Germany and France) and international shops. I design projects, products and work with such international brands as Prima Marketing (design team member since 2011 and product designer since 2013), Sizzix UK (design team member since 2012) and 7 Dots Studio (product designer since 2011). In the end of 2013 I've also opened with my husband European online store - Mixed Media Place - dedicated to those of us who fell in love in collage, journals, altering and anuthing mixed-media based!
Vi starter med to kurs på fredag.  Det første er på dagen så her burde man kanskje ordne seg litt tidlig helgefri   ;-)
 Fredag 4. april kl. 13.30 - 16.30  Mechanical Garden  Kr 350,-
"Mechanical Garden" - dimensional cards
Greeting cards are the best way of expressing our feelings, ending wishes and personal messages to people we love, admire or are grateful to. Each card contains a piece of the personality of the person who made it - that makes them so unique and special. 
 During this class I'd like to encourage you to try creating cards my way - with lots of layers, texture, variety of supplies. I love to mix beautiful, delicate floral elements with vintage papers and a bit industrial, metal embellishments to create one and only "botanical-mechanical" composition - and so can you! 
I will guide you step-by-step through he process of creating 2 inspiring, 3D cards based on my products from Prima Marketing, 7 Dots studio and creative using of Sizzix dies. You will play with various techniques such as distressing, inking, layering, spraying - all in one to get the richness of elements and look which will be suitable for both masculine and feminine projects.

Fredag 4. april kl. 17.30 - 21.30 Everyday Treasures Collage kr 590,00,-

 Mixed-media shadowbox class with lots of techniques including gel mediums, inks, paint and more! Great fun with found objects and pure creativity.

We are surrounded by inspiring objects: at work or at home, in the city and in the countryside – there are things which are usually not visible for us…they are too common, too plain to be noticed. But try to look around, open your eyes wider – I’m sure you’ll find real treasures all around you, and all of them have their own stories which want to be told! Take a second look in the drawer, check your attic, search through the wardrobe…or visit the flea market – the possibilities are endless and your creativity will amaze you – just give the chance to yourself and the little everyday treasures from your neighborhood.
There are no boundaries in creating mixed media projects: you may give as much or as little elements as you want, you may use medias, paint and inks…and whatever comes to your mind too! Don’t be afraid to mix and blend and let your imagination free – it is pure fun!
During this workshop I’ll try to convince you that beauty can be found everywhere – and it is waiting to be discovered. I’ll guide you to create your own mixed-media shadowbox, based on my favorite layering techniques and choice of embellishments, colored with a wide range of color products. I’ll demonstrate possibilities of mixing different medias like gel mediums, paint, ink, scrapbooking supplies and found objects toget interesting layers and details on the unique grungy project.
This workshop is suitable both for beginners and advanced crafters.
Class time: about 4 h.

Lørdag 5. april kl. 10.00 - 14.00 Colorology  kr 475,00
"Colorology" - Mixed-media Paper Layout class focused on creative using of color mediums, stamps and adhesives to build rich, multi-layered, detailed compositions.

 Lørdag 5. april kl. 15.00 - 19.00 Imagine Collage kr 590,00
Mixedmedia Canvas Class (with fabric, gel mediums, gesso, glitter sprays ...and more!)
Do you ant to create really artsy, dimensional nad grungy collage, but you don’t have “suitable supplies?” That is not a problem! The most important thing in creative proces is using imagination. We are surrounded by inspiring objects, which we can use for creating art of different kinds. Try to look around – and you’ll find real treasures in your own house! Remember there are no boundaries: you may give as much or as little elements as you want, you may use medias, paint and inks…and whatever comes to your mind too! Don’t be afraid to mix and blend and let your imagination free – it is pure fun!
During this workshop I will guide you to create your own mixed-media canvas, including my favorite set of embellishments and textures, colored with my favorite paints and mixed-media products. I’ll demonstrate possibilities of mixing different supplies such as gesso, gel medium, spray paint, scrapbooking embellishments and found objects to get layers, details and unique, grungy look on your project.
This workshop is suitable for beginners and advanced students (really!) – let’s get our fingers dirty together!
Class time: about 4 h. 
Søndag 6. april kl. 10.00 - 14.00 pause for lunsj og så fra 15.00 - 19.00  Gryngy Spell Book + Spellbook pages etter lunsj  total pris for dagen kr 1.050,- (lunsj ikke inkl.)
Mixed media class (with creating heavy texture, gels, metallic paints...and more!)

Journals are not only about pages – altering the cover of the book is an important part of the creative process, making the frame, closing (or opening?) the composition. Cover should reflect the owners emotions and personality as well as the book's content – which is a great reason to try some inspiring techniques and create something unique, magical and 100% fun.
During this class I'll tell you about my ideas for journaling, and share my ideas how to alter a raw journal to get appealing and durable mixed media cover based on a bunch of my favorite techniques such as creating texture with gels and stencils, grungy embellishments and found objects and painting. I'll show you different effect you can get using media such as acrylic paint together with multipurpose glues or varnish.
After the class you will have your own art journal which will reflect your taste and a big dose of inspiration: I'll do my best to share my experience, give tips and I'll try to convince you to leave traditional, conventional thinking and go more bold and artsy. It is possible you will be surprised what you can do with medias and tools which you already have in your kit or at home!
Class time:  4 h

During this full-lenght class I'll share with you some of my journal projects and a bunch of my favorite techniques based on using masks, stamps, embossing and layering. 
Together we will create different texturized background gathering information about using such mediums as heavy gel, gesso, pigments, sprays and embossing powder. We will focus on techniques useful both for journalers and scrapbookers tips and non-conventional ideas such as using thread or tea builiding 3 double, technique-packed pages- all with a touch of grungy, artsy style. 
This class is one big creative, messy fun! You may be surprised what you can do with the supplies you probably already know... or you never thought about before... Let yourself play and think outside the box – why not?

Mandag 7. april kl. 18.00 - 21.00  Space Media Dimension  kr 390,-

- Mixedmedia Paper Layout Class ( with paper cut outs, scraps, painting, spraying, stamping, layering... and more!) 
Are you a bit bored with traditional, organized and embellishment – filled scrapbook pages? How about a small change... customized backgrounds, lots of negative space, freestyle artsy look?
During this class I will share my experience and guide you in creating fun, mixed-media and paper based layout made with lots of paper scraps, die-cuts, leftovers from your table together with paint, inks, sprays... We will discover the advantages of negative space, embrace imperfection of splashes and ripped paper, we will play with crazy layers and non conventional embellishments. We will explore the possibilities of using Sizzix dies and paper cut-outs...

Feel the freedom of creating, be more adventurous and play with techniques taken straight from the art-journal and adapted for scrapbooking page. Don't miss the chance and joint he fun!

Håper du finner et, to, tre eller mange kurs som frister:-)
Ønsker du å melde deg på disse kursene, ta kontakt med ellen@bikuben.com for å få bekreftelse på plass, og betalingsinformasjon. Vi håper du finner noe du liker her! Dette er utrolig flotte kurs! Del gjerne dette med venner som kunne tenke seg på kurs! Velkommen til oss!! :)