Breaking All the Rules

Carrie Avery

10428695_10152869096907770_6828572835942524625_n2I think of myself as a modern day renaissance woman.  I juggle all kinds of crazy interests and endeavors in order to do all the things that make my life fulfilling.  I first got into to mixed media art when my family owned Stamp Antonio, which was a retail store in San Antonio.  During my many years of working and teaching at Stamp Antonio I developed a love for all things paper and mixed media related.  Since those days I have worked as a sales rep in the art materials industry and have continued to teach workshops.  I now own a company called Paper Wings Productions that manufacturers rubber stamps and sells a variety of unique art materials.

I have a passion for teaching art related workshops and classes.  I have been teaching adults for over 15 years on a wide variety of workshops that utilize different products and techniques.  My extensive and diverse knowledge of art materials and processes comes in handy when problem solving and teaching students. I prefer to give students freedom to make their projects in class their own.  I supply a variety of creative tools so that each student’s piece is unique.  I look forward to questions about techniques and products; it makes me feel like I don’t have so much useless knowledge stored up in my little noggin.  Besides adults, I also love to teach art to children.  I find the process of creating magical at every age.

Fire and Ice – Using Metal Solder with Ice Resin

Friday – Saturday, October 9-10, 2015

Kit Fee: $35, All Levels, Technique and Project Workshop, Maximum class size of 25 students, note: workshop fee is $292.

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In this workshop we will cover how to use my most favorite combination of materials- resin and solder. This is a two day and two part workshop. On the first day we will cover the use and application of a two part resin. We will make several pieces and learn about the many applications of resin. The resin will need to set overnight. On Saturday we will return and learn the flooded solder technique. This involves using lead free solder wire and small butane torches. By the end of this workshop you will have made and assembled a metal tin and a book necklace. All materials will be provided.


Making Artist Prints with Gelli Plates

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Kit Fee: $25, All Levels, Technique Workshop, Maximum class size of 25 students


In this workshop students will learn the printmaking process of making monoprints and layering them to create one of a kind art prints.  While making prints, students will also learn about various products such as acrylic paints, gels, and mediums.  We will be creating prints and papers suitable for various paper arts, as well as creating a simple canvas covered art journal.

Instructor will provide all the materials, but students may bring the following if desired:

Optional Supply List:


  • Soft rubber brayer
  • Art journal
  • Extra fabric to print on
  • Stencils
  • Acrylic paints
  • Apron
  • Paper towels
  • Water container