Registration for Oceans of Color, our 45th Annual SDP International Conference & Expo, is open! Over the next several weeks, we’ll be introducing you to some of our class teachers so you can learn about the projects they’ll be teaching and why you should register for their classes.
Today we meet Tracy Weinzapfel!
Tracy is teaching one of the classes in our expanded mixed media track. Register for In Full Bloom With Tracy Weinzapfel and learn techniques you can incorporate on canvas, art journals and so many more surfaces. Read our interview with Tracy to find out more about her class in Daytona Beach!
Tell us a little bit about yourself.
I am a DecoArt Artist, Dynasty Artisan and licensed product designer with Dare 2b Artzy who hosts a show on the Internet called Mixed Media Monday. I have a passion for teaching and sharing my love for painting, and wish to encourage all to exercise their creative side!
What you see is what you get! I put it all out there every day. For me, every day has creative moments. I am happiest in my studio painting and behind my camera capturing life’s every amazing second. I live life with a creative edge. I am a full-time licensed artist who enjoys creating pieces using all types of mediums, including my favorite DecoArt products! I have been published in various arts and crafts publications. I enjoy teaching and sharing my passion for art and everything colorful. I try to live life to the fullest every day. I never know where life is taking me, but sure enjoy the creative journey and those who I cross paths with.
In a few words, tell us about the class you’re teaching at Oceans of Color.
My approach to art is one of letting it go and seeing where the painting takes you. My classes are technique based, so you will learn lots of fun techniques and be educated on the products we use. This class is for everyone – beginner to advanced – and allows you to build on skills you have and get new ones!
Why should someone take your class?
Someone should take my class for the sheer love of all things painting, to learn about the DecoArt Media products and to learn new techniques! Also, it is just flat out fun! My goal is to connect and reach everyone who takes my classes. Plus, I love to give things away (bribery works too 🙂 ).
What are you looking forward to the most at Oceans of Color?
It is an honor to be part of the Society of Decorative Painters’ painting community. Just a couple of years ago I was introduced to this wonderful world and its generous people. My style of art and teaching is unique and entertaining. I encourage everyone to paint outside the lines and trust me for that time we are given together. What comes out of the classes is amazing!
What do you love most about the painting industry?
As I said above, I find this industry to be very generous and giving. I have learned so much while being a teacher. I have been lucky to have wonderful mentors like Doxie Keller, Darla Foreman and so many others who have inspired me to keep doing what I love and find my space in this industry.
I look forward to sharing that with everyone at SDP. Along with my workshop, I am honored to be part of a Special Event called Dare 2 Create Live with Andy Skinner. I also will be at the DecoArt booth with Andy where you can stop by and see fun demonstrations from us both! I invite you all to stop by!
Register for Tracy’s class and our other classes and events at Oceans of Color. Stay tuned to meet another teacher next week right here on the SDP Blog!