Monday, November 10, 2008

Art Sale this Saturday!!!

Monday, October 13, 2008

The Season has started!

8 x 8 x 4 inches
Mixed Media

I have been busy working in my studio and am almost finished with 2 pieces for the Sex, Lies and Power show at Art Center Sarasota opening October 30th.

I am enjoying teaching this year and am starting my 3rd week of classes @ Ringling. I am also taking a wonderful printmaking class with Patrick Lindhardt, so I get to play, plus some of you might know that I am riding a red Kawasaki Eliminator around town and am loving it.!

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Private Classes, Fall 2008

Workshops and Classes planned for fall, 2008
These are private or very small classes geared to getting you up and running in no time!

Do you have a Digital Camera or are you thinking of buying one???
Want to make an informed decision? Want to know all the things you can do with it?
I will be teaching a 2 hour workshop designed to help you better understand your digital camera,
What features are you really looking for?
Individual Consultation,
Email or call to set up appointment.

Do you have paper prints of favorite photos, memories, etc??
Scanning enables us to digitize our old 35 mm photos so we can crop, resize and color balance. I can help you convert these into digital images that you can color correct, enlarge and print.
Individual instruction. Home or office,
Email or call to set up appointment.

This 2 hour class focuses on getting you prepared to see and capture great photographs. A large part of being prepared involves understanding your camera well enough to capture the moment.
We learn about cameras, resolution, pixels, Jpg and tiffs, and the way this new technology works.
Learn to use the new ‘digital darkroom’
Small class, lots of individual instruction, assignments. ( Max 4 students!)
Thursday October 23rd, 10 am – 12 noon.
Bring camera, manual and notebook with pencil.

Concepts of photography are the underlying principles that apply regardless of the camera you are using. They include such things as Composition, light, how sharpness and exposure affect your images and the way they are perceived by viewers. Open up your eyes to the visual possibilities of the medium!
Small class, lots of individual instruction, assignments ( Max 4 students)
Thursday, October 30th, 10 am – 12 noon
Bring camera, manual and notebook with pencil.

I TEACH a 3-hour, cut-to-the-chase course in how to do the things everyone needs to be able to do in Photoshop —easier and more quickly than you ever thought possible. Geared to any version Photoshop including CS3 and Elements.
I've been working with Photoshop since version 1.0 and you just learn a lot of real-world stuff after 15 or so years.
Photoshop is ‘the’ photo manipulation program
Thursday, November 6th, 10 am – 12 noon
Small class, lots of individual instruction, assignments ( Max 4 students)
Bring laptop with Photoshop installed.

Inspiring Workshops for Inspired people!
Please email me at: for private instruction.
Live happy, make art...

Elena De La Ville

Tuesday, September 16, 2008


Fall Shows:

Annual Ringling College Staff Exhibition
September 19 – October 3, 2008
Opening reception: Friday, September 19, 5:00 – 7:00 pm
This year’s exhibition of paintings, drawings, prints and sculpture by the
staff of Ringling College of Art and Design and the faculty of the Continuing
Studies and Special Programs will be featured in the Exhibition Hall of the
Ulla Searing Building.
For more information, email

Players Theatre
September 19 – October 3, 2008
Opening reception: Wednesday, September 24th, 6:30 PM
I will be showing together with the Women Contemporary Artists in the lobby of
The Players Theater.
For more information, email: or call 941.365.2494

Harmony Gallery

Own show . New works in Encaustic
Reception: Tuesday, March 31, 5-6:30 p.m.
Show Dates: March 5 to April 7
Friedman Symphony Center

709 North Tamiami Trail
, FL 34236

Monday, September 15, 2008

Classes & Workshops

At Ringling College

MIXED MEDIA/Discover Collage

8 Sessions /Thursday evenings, 6:30 – 9 pm, Oct. 2 – Nov. 20

Collage, a familiar and deceptively simple medium, is all about shape tearing, cutting, fitting, placing and layering. If you think collage begins and ends there, think again. Collage is also a medium that connects and enhances other art forms. In conjunction with watercolor, acrylic, pastel, oil and encaustic, collage can add interest and substance to paintings. Come prepared to stretch your imagination, explore new directions and recharge your creative batteries. This workshop is suitable for artists of all levels.

Floor Cloth Workshop

(includes prepared floor cloth)

Sunday, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm, Nov. 2

Discover your creative self in this popular workshop.

Floor cloths are hand painted works of art for the floor, and when finished and sealed, become hard wearing, colorful alternatives to carpets that look spectacular whether on a hard wood floor or a gallery wall. This class presents various paints and materials as well as their applications. Learn how to hem, turn under, and finish your own floor cloth to enjoy for years to come.

Digital Photography Basics

8 sessions / Wednesday evenings, 6:30 – 9 pm, Oct. 1 – Nov. 19

Take good photographs with your digital camera.

This course will help you understand the features of your digital camera and when to use them. Learn how to save, move and email your images. In addition, the class covers composition, lighting, aperture and shutter speeds.

At Art Center Manatee

Basic Beeswax Collage:

Sunday Nov 9th, 10 am to 4 pm
Learn how to create a collage entirely with beeswax - no other glues or adhesives are necessary! You'll discover and practice techniques including layering, transparency and wax stamping.

Basics of Encaustic Painting

1 day workshop introducing the basics of Encaustic Painting.

Sunday, Dec 7th from 10 am to 4 pm.

This course is designed to help participants experience the richness and depth that encaustic, a beeswax-based paint, can bring to traditional and not-so-traditional painting. Demonstrations will include: basic preparation; fusing for smoothness or texture; layering and collage. Lot’s of information, the instructor will cover tools and techniques of this exiting medium, including supports, encaustic materials, oils sticks, cold wax, and textural effects

This is a small hands-on class and will have a small number of students. Please sign up early.


Digital Photography, Photoshop, Collage and Encaustic.

Please email for available dates and information.

Elena De La Ville