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Make It Artsy

MAKE IT ARTSY is a brand new show dedicated to the crafter, maker and artist! This new series celebrates that maker spirit and enthusiasm that is sweeping the country. It's more than crafting, more than art or scrapbooking; this is an all-encompassing show for any one that loves to make "things". From mixed media to metalsmithing, using tools from saws to sewing machines, and materials from paper to wood; today's most creative "makers" join host Julie Fei Fan Balzer and unleash a new look for crafting with a touch of industrial style. Not just a crafter, not just an artist - become a maker! with MAKE IT ARTSY!

Make It Artsy  
  • All About Brushes
    Sunday, October 25
    3:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Brushes are the first tool for many artists or are they? We begin with a Vincent Van Gogh inspired painting where we lose the brush in favor of a straw. Then Michael deMeng has a project entitled "good brushes gone bad"; as discarded brushes are the actual base of strange creatures. Then learn lettering styles using brush pens with Janet Takahashi. Finally we meet Dina Wakley with art inspired by Van Gogh's brush strokes.
  • Shapes and Symbols
    Monday, October 26
    4:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Shapes and symbols take on new meaning when incorporated into art. First we look at Marc Chagall, a modernist, for inspiration on using symbols in art for stories. Then meet syndee holt as she incorporates shapes into an art form using clay to make switch plate covers. We finish up with Janet Takahashi, as the scroll shape turns into flowers.
  • Shapes and Symbols
    Sunday, November 1
    3:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Shapes and symbols take on new meaning when incorporated into art. First we look at Marc Chagall, a modernist, for inspiration on using symbols in art for stories. Then meet syndee holt as she incorporates shapes into an art form using clay to make switch plate covers. We finish up with Janet Takahashi, as the scroll shape turns into flowers.
  • In The Eyes of An Artist
    Monday, November 2
    4:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    An artist sees things differently - they have a unique way of looking at the world and interpreting it into art. First we look at Mary Cassatt, an American painter and printmaker known for her portrayal of women and children and create a project showing the bonds between mother and child. Using a totally different perspective, Joe Rotella, creates a kaleidoscope guaranteed to alter the way you see the world. We finish up with Ardith Goodwin and a Kandinsky inspired work - starting with a photo of a house and using chalk and neon to create her canvas.
  • In The Eyes of An Artist
    Sunday, November 8
    3:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    An artist sees things differently - they have a unique way of looking at the world and interpreting it into art. First we look at Mary Cassatt, an American painter and printmaker known for her portrayal of women and children and create a project showing the bonds between mother and child. Using a totally different perspective, Joe Rotella, creates a kaleidoscope guaranteed to alter the way you see the world. We finish up with Ardith Goodwin and a Kandinsky inspired work - starting with a photo of a house and using chalk and neon to create her canvas.
  • Be Objective
    Monday, November 9
    4:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    It's time to be "object"ive! Found objects play an important role for today's artist. We begin with Joseph Cornell, a pioneer of assemblage with a shadow box project. Then Michael deMeng is back with "battered and briny bits"; creating weathered objects using clay, molds and salt! Cheryl Sleboda returns with a neckpiece; the perfect cosplay accessory. We finish up with an Alexander Calder inspired mobile with Mary Hettmansperger constructed of found objects.
  • Be Objective
    Sunday, November 15
    3:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    It's time to be "object"ive! Found objects play an important role for today's artist. We begin with Joseph Cornell, a pioneer of assemblage with a shadow box project. Then Michael deMeng is back with "battered and briny bits"; creating weathered objects using clay, molds and salt! Cheryl Sleboda returns with a neckpiece; the perfect cosplay accessory. We finish up with an Alexander Calder inspired mobile with Mary Hettmansperger constructed of found objects.
  • Artistic License
    Monday, November 16
    4:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Artistic license give us the permission to do just about anything we want with our projects. The inspiration for our first project is Georgia O'Keefe; she is known for her enlarged flower painting and we enlarge objects beyond recognition. Then May Flaum is inspired by Da Vinci's practice of going from sketch to finished work in a journal. Janet Takahashi is next with a watercolor resist project giving you the license to showcase only the items you want. Finally Ardith Goodwin has another Kandinsky inspired look as she exercises her license to paint on whatever she wants - and today is rocks!
  • Artistic License
    Sunday, November 22
    3:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Artistic license give us the permission to do just about anything we want with our projects. The inspiration for our first project is Georgia O'Keefe; she is known for her enlarged flower painting and we enlarge objects beyond recognition. Then May Flaum is inspired by Da Vinci's practice of going from sketch to finished work in a journal. Janet Takahashi is next with a watercolor resist project giving you the license to showcase only the items you want. Finally Ardith Goodwin has another Kandinsky inspired look as she exercises her license to paint on whatever she wants - and today is rocks!
  • Texture and Dimension
    Monday, November 23
    4:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Move beyond flat artwork by adding another level of texture and dimension. We begin with a master of texture and dimension in Willem deKoonig. Then Cheryl Boglioli introduces a new medium: wax. It will change the surface of your art. It's been used for centuries to create texture or can even be used to preserve art. We finish up with syndee holt and 3D texturized coasters made from clay.
  • Texture and Dimension
    Sunday, November 29
    3:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Move beyond flat artwork by adding another level of texture and dimension. We begin with a master of texture and dimension in Willem deKoonig. Then Cheryl Boglioli introduces a new medium: wax. It will change the surface of your art. It's been used for centuries to create texture or can even be used to preserve art. We finish up with syndee holt and 3D texturized coasters made from clay.
  • Cut It Out
    Monday, November 30
    4:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Our theme is "cut it out" as we continue our exploration of the art masters. We begin with Henri Matisse and a project featuring cutouts. Then Mary Hettmansperger has an Alexander Calder inspired piece with a canvas cut out with found objects. We finish up with really unique idea as Candie Cooper cuts up records to construct her project.
  • Cut It Out
    Sunday, December 6
    3:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Our theme is "cut it out" as we continue our exploration of the art masters. We begin with Henri Matisse and a project featuring cutouts. Then Mary Hettmansperger has an Alexander Calder inspired piece with a canvas cut out with found objects. We finish up with really unique idea as Candie Cooper cuts up records to construct her project.
  • Abstracts
    Monday, December 7
    4:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Our art journey heads to the abstract. We begin with an art project inspired by Pablo Picasso. We'll be creating a divided face inspired by "Girl before a mirror" Then Dina Wakley has the keys for abstract paintings so they are more than just a colorful back ground. Next Joe Rotella creates an abstract design within a lamp work bead. We finish up with Tori Weyers and a nod to the masters with a look at Renoir and Monet and their use of color to create light and shadow.
  • Abstracts
    Sunday, December 13
    3:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Our art journey heads to the abstract. We begin with an art project inspired by Pablo Picasso. We'll be creating a divided face inspired by "Girl before a mirror" Then Dina Wakley has the keys for abstract paintings so they are more than just a colorful back ground. Next Joe Rotella creates an abstract design within a lamp work bead. We finish up with Tori Weyers and a nod to the masters with a look at Renoir and Monet and their use of color to create light and shadow.
  • Inspiration
    Monday, December 14
    4:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    This season is all about inspiration, particularly from the art masters. We're not only inspired but we take that creativity one step further with new materials. We begin with a design that pays homage to Sigmar Polke, a contemporary artist that was known for using varied materials even glass. We make a stitched canvas. The Joe Rotella is back, taking a page from Sigmar's book by using found objects like wood and license plates to make a modern birdhouse. We'll finish up with May Flaum and the post-impressionist era and a lesson on being inspired by art but styling it in your own way.
  • Inspiration
    Sunday, December 20
    3:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    This season is all about inspiration, particularly from the art masters. We're not only inspired but we take that creativity one step further with new materials. We begin with a design that pays homage to Sigmar Polke, a contemporary artist that was known for using varied materials even glass. We make a stitched canvas. The Joe Rotella is back, taking a page from Sigmar's book by using found objects like wood and license plates to make a modern birdhouse. We'll finish up with May Flaum and the post-impressionist era and a lesson on being inspired by art but styling it in your own way.
  • Up Close and Personal
    Monday, December 21
    4:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Get up close and personal! The personal aspect of art is what makes it unique to you! We begin with personal stories as pendants inspired by Frida Kahlo's art. Then meet Tori Weyers for a lesson on composition and bringing together all of the elements of your art. We finish up with a return visit from Cheryl Boglioli. As an animalier or sculptor of animals, she's inspired by Romantic French sculptor Antoine - Louis Barye. She'll make a 3D sculpture of a meerkat.
  • Up Close and Personal
    Sunday, December 27
    3:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Get up close and personal! The personal aspect of art is what makes it unique to you! We begin with personal stories as pendants inspired by Frida Kahlo's art. Then meet Tori Weyers for a lesson on composition and bringing together all of the elements of your art. We finish up with a return visit from Cheryl Boglioli. As an animalier or sculptor of animals, she's inspired by Romantic French sculptor Antoine - Louis Barye. She'll make a 3D sculpture of a meerkat.

 

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  • All About Brushes
    Monday, October 19
    4:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Brushes are the first tool for many artists or are they? We begin with a Vincent Van Gogh inspired painting where we lose the brush in favor of a straw. Then Michael deMeng has a project entitled "good brushes gone bad"; as discarded brushes are the actual base of strange creatures. Then learn lettering styles using brush pens with Janet Takahashi. Finally we meet Dina Wakley with art inspired by Van Gogh's brush strokes.
  • Mavericks
    Sunday, October 18
    3:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Certain artists are known for pushing the envelope - they are the innovators or mavericks of the art world. We begin today with Jackson Pollock, an abstract impressionist known for his drip painting which we'll give a try. Then Joe Rotella our own maverick creates coral from film - a pretty interesting technique. Then Cheryl Sleboda is up next with art as wearables and paldrons created for cosplay. We finish up with Candie Cooper as she cuts up cookie tins to make earrings.
  • It's All Art!
    Wednesday, October 14
    4:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Sometimes we get hung up on definition of art. Some may take a narrow view of what can be considered art but contemporary artists are always looking to expand the rules! Today we push the rules. First is an Andy Warhol inspired design using photo editing software to create one of his iconic effects. Then Joe Rotella explores automata - or a wooden mechanical tool for a unique artistic approach. We finish up with May Flaum and a nod to contemporary art - you've got to "make it work"! If you don't' like what you've made - chop it up and make it into something better!
  • Mavericks
    Monday, October 12
    4:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Certain artists are known for pushing the envelope - they are the innovators or mavericks of the art world. We begin today with Jackson Pollock, an abstract impressionist known for his drip painting which we'll give a try. Then Joe Rotella our own maverick creates coral from film - a pretty interesting technique. Then Cheryl Sleboda is up next with art as wearables and paldrons created for cosplay. We finish up with Candie Cooper as she cuts up cookie tins to make earrings.
  • It's All Art!
    Sunday, October 11
    3:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Sometimes we get hung up on definition of art. Some may take a narrow view of what can be considered art but contemporary artists are always looking to expand the rules! Today we push the rules. First is an Andy Warhol inspired design using photo editing software to create one of his iconic effects. Then Joe Rotella explores automata - or a wooden mechanical tool for a unique artistic approach. We finish up with May Flaum and a nod to contemporary art - you've got to "make it work"! If you don't' like what you've made - chop it up and make it into something better!
  • Mediums
    Wednesday, October 7
    4:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Not all artists use brushes, and paint is not their only medium of choice. On today's episode, we begin with a lesson inspired by Camille Pissarro as we paint using a palette knife instead of a brush. Then meet Dina Wakley for a graffiti inspired modern street art design. We finish up with Cheryl Boglioli and a 3D sculpture using an interesting medium to create a female form reminiscent of modernism.
  • It's All Art!
    Monday, October 5
    4:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Sometimes we get hung up on definition of art. Some may take a narrow view of what can be considered art but contemporary artists are always looking to expand the rules! Today we push the rules. First is an Andy Warhol inspired design using photo editing software to create one of his iconic effects. Then Joe Rotella explores automata - or a wooden mechanical tool for a unique artistic approach. We finish up with May Flaum and a nod to contemporary art - you've got to "make it work"! If you don't' like what you've made - chop it up and make it into something better!
  • Mediums
    Sunday, October 4
    3:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Not all artists use brushes, and paint is not their only medium of choice. On today's episode, we begin with a lesson inspired by Camille Pissarro as we paint using a palette knife instead of a brush. Then meet Dina Wakley for a graffiti inspired modern street art design. We finish up with Cheryl Boglioli and a 3D sculpture using an interesting medium to create a female form reminiscent of modernism.
  • Mediums
    Wednesday, September 30
    4:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Not all artists use brushes, and paint is not their only medium of choice. On today's episode, we begin with a lesson inspired by Camille Pissarro as we paint using a palette knife instead of a brush. Then meet Dina Wakley for a graffiti inspired modern street art design. We finish up with Cheryl Boglioli and a 3D sculpture using an interesting medium to create a female form reminiscent of modernism.
  • Mediums
    Monday, September 28
    4:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Not all artists use brushes, and paint is not their only medium of choice. On today's episode, we begin with a lesson inspired by Camille Pissarro as we paint using a palette knife instead of a brush. Then meet Dina Wakley for a graffiti inspired modern street art design. We finish up with Cheryl Boglioli and a 3D sculpture using an interesting medium to create a female form reminiscent of modernism.
  • Fresh Cuts
    Sunday, September 27
    3:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    What we remove is just as important as what we keep. Host Julie Fei Fan Balzer makes fresh cuts on different materials beginning with fabric reverse applique. Then, Joe Rotella uses miniature power tools to make woven colorful pendants. Finally, it's the last sketchbook lesson with Tori Weyers and "glue it all in" paper stash grab bag compositions.
  • On The Surface
    Wednesday, September 23
    4:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    The surface reflects your artistic flair. Lynn Suprock transforms shot gun shells into trendy jewelry. Debbi Simon adds heat to encaustic wax to create special effects. Cat Kerr creates a beautiful pendant with cool resin techniques and Mary Hettmansperger adds color to copper.
  • Fresh Cuts
    Monday, September 21
    4:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    What we remove is just as important as what we keep. Host Julie Fei Fan Balzer makes fresh cuts on different materials beginning with fabric reverse applique. Then, Joe Rotella uses miniature power tools to make woven colorful pendants. Finally, it's the last sketchbook lesson with Tori Weyers and "glue it all in" paper stash grab bag compositions.
  • Fresh Materials
    Sunday, September 20
    3:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    You don't' necessarily need new materials to have a fresh look, maybe it's taking something you are familiar with and using it in a new way. Joe Rotella begins with art toys made with a little engineering. Then, it's a shadow box abstract with Cat Kerr. Finally, encaustic wood tiles are a new way to look at using encaustic techniques with Mary Hettmansperger.
  • Tools of the Trade
    Wednesday, September 16
    4:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Making art is easy with the right tools. Joe Rotella drills fine china to make a charming bird feeder. Cheryl Boglioli crafts a charming bisque face pendant. Candie Cooper makes metallic leather tassels to embellish jewelry, accessories and home dec and Mary Hettmansperger fires up her torch and shares some tips.
  • Fresh Materials
    Monday, September 14
    4:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    You don't' necessarily need new materials to have a fresh look, maybe it's taking something you are familiar with and using it in a new way. Joe Rotella begins with art toys made with a little engineering. Then, it's a shadow box abstract with Cat Kerr. Finally, encaustic wood tiles are a new way to look at using encaustic techniques with Mary Hettmansperger.
  • Fresh Start
    Sunday, September 13
    3:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Every day is a new beginning or start to looking at our art in a new way. Try a Styrofoam printing plate with host Julie Fei Fan Balzer. Then create a shell frame mirror with Erin Gerlach. Finally, it's a fresh start with Tori Weyers as she begins with a square and doodles from there!
  • A Good Foundation
    Wednesday, September 9
    4:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Great art is built on a good foundation. Rebekah Meier cuts, paints and assembles layers of felt. Mystele Kirkeeng uses paints and pastels to craft a folk art house. Mary Hettmansperger fabricates jewelry and art objects from copper. Jane Dunnewold discusses content.
  • Fresh Start
    Monday, September 7
    4:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Every day is a new beginning or start to looking at our art in a new way. Try a Styrofoam printing plate with host Julie Fei Fan Balzer. Then create a shell frame mirror with Erin Gerlach. Finally, it's a fresh start with Tori Weyers as she begins with a square and doodles from there!
  • Fresh and Shiny
    Sunday, September 6
    3:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    A girl can't never get to much bling. We're all attracted to bright and shiny beginning with Joe Rotella and gemstone patterns that embellish useful items. Then, Gay Isber shows how to make decorative bead caps to highlight your favorite beads with metallics. Finally, Beth Simmons blings out with crystal embellishments.
  • Bricks Need Mortar - They Don't Stand Alone
    Wednesday, September 2
    4:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Combine materials with inspiration to make contemporary art. Julie Fei Fan Balzer sews and stamps fabric embellishments for book covers and more. Debbi Simon combines clay with uncommon materials to create unique 3-D pieces. Julie Fei Fan Balzer screen prints with stencils and Mary Hettmansperger adds shine to metalwork with mica.