• Fall and Winter Workshops

    Fall and Winter Workshops

    Encaustics- Everything Wax 4 sessions a month (Sept-Dec) Every Wednesday night 6-8:30 pm Supplies include Encaustic tools, brushes, beeswax and paints, aprons and wood panels up to 10″x 10″  Larger panels will be available to purchase. This class is designed to be additive and can be stopped and started any time.  Each session will begin with a 30 min lesson exploring new techniques and ways to create artful expressions.   Encaustics is an extremely versatile medium.  It lends itself well to […]

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  • Community Supported Kitchen Gallery

    Community Supported Kitchen Gallery

    The Community Supported Kitchen (CSK) mission is to bring you handcrafted, healthy, organic and sustainable products created in local kitchens.  More Information    

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  • Life Skills Movie

    Life Skills Movie

    The Story of Susie is a story and film created by students during a life skills class called “Value Art – Live Substance Free”.  The students created the artwork and then it was consolidated to create the film.  The program was design by Deborah Landry and was funded by Lake County Substance Abuse Council with partnerships with University of Northwest Indiana and South Shore Art.

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  • Movie – Together We Make a River

    Movie – Together We Make a River

      ___________________________________________________________________________    Together We Make A River  – Drawings were created by the public to tell a story of birds, butterflies and other flying things coming together to making a river.  Each drawing is photographed with a blue satin ribbon (The ribbon representing water).  With each flying thing’s ribbon combined create the Sweet Water river in Georgia. Together We Make A River is a collaborative community based movie.  I first held workshops where the public was invited to create drawings on vellum. […]

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  • Project Gallery

    Project Gallery

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  • Vendi Art Gallery- Supports Pollinators

    Vendi Art Gallery- Supports Pollinators

    VENDI ART GALLERY Vendi Art Gallery supports pollinators by dispensing art and Milkweed seeds. Pollinators are in danger because of human and environmental intervention.  This is a fun way to get information out to the public and support art.

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  • Vendi Art-Placemaking by Deborah Landry

    Vendi Art-Placemaking by Deborah Landry

    The Vendi Art Machine is designed to be a first step in place making.  By identifying your local artist you are identifying  one of  major asset and primary building block for designing  a sustainable community.    It  facilitates in defining  unique public spaces and starts a public dialog, to craft a vision for the future.  It  inspires people to create art and re-image their community. Vendi Art Machine helps  build a  connection between people and the places they share. It showcases […]

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  • Asking “What about Art?” & The Possibilities for Public Art

    Asking “What about Art?” & The Possibilities for Public Art

    originally published here The South Shore Journal, Vol. 2, 2007, pp.72-90. By Deborah Landry PUBLIC ART DEFINED “Public Art” fits a much broader definition than art in a gallery or a museum. In simple terms, public art is any work of art or design that is created by an artist specifically to be installed, permanently or temporarily, in a public space. The scope can range from works monumental in size to small nuances added to architecture. Production can involve casting […]

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  • Zion Says No To Smoking

    Published on Dec 5, 2012 As part of the Life Skills program at the Hammond Academy of Science and Technology, we teach kids to say no. Zion did some extra credit and made this video saying “No” to smoking.

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  • Student art meets industry at BP

    Re-posted from original By Anthony D. Alonzo Post-Tribune correspondent June 19, 2012 1:30PM BP maintenance engineer Jeff Grimm (right) and maintenance manager Ricardo Valbuena speak to Hammond Academy of Science and Technology students at the Whiting (Ind.) Refinery on June 6, 2012. | Anthony D. Alonzo~For Sun-Times Media  With the student-made sculpture “Cultivating Tomorrow, Today” in the foreground, Hammond Academy of Science and Technology students and other guests listen to BP Whiting Refinery officials speak at the dedication. | Anthony D. […]

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  • BP Whiting Refinery Visitor Center STEM Project

    As part of BP’s focus to encourage student interest around STEM fields — science, technology, engineering, and mathematics — the BP Whiting Refinery in Indiana partnered with me through South Shore Arts, a local youth outreach organization to create an outdoor sculpture for the refinery’s visitors center. More than 300 local high school students took part in the project, each designing individual clay tiles inspired by STEM, with images of everything from nature to math and science symbols. Together, the […]

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  • Value Art — Live Substance Free

    Value Art — Live Substance Free

      The Art of Choices is a program that I developed with the South Shore Arts Center in Munster Indiana. They first asked me to create an anti-drug program and I suggested that look at the concern, from a holistic view. We purchased a program called Life Skills by Dr. Botvin.  It is a program that deals with the whole person. The program covers subjects like self-image, coping with anxiety along with saying no to drugs and knowledge about alcohol, just to […]

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Recent Videos

  • Garden Bench and Stepping Stone

    Garden Bench and Stepping Stone

    Community Based Workshop– Class is designed for a group of students to create a project together. Students work together to develop a theme for the project.   They will create sketches of their designs and  use tools to cut and sand tile pieces into the design.  The tiles will then be thin-set and grouted to either a bench or stepping stones.  With the help of local master gardeners  or city manager the project will be placed in the public realm.  All […]

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  • Steam Roller Print

    Steam Roller Print

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  • Encaustic

    Encaustic

      Encaustic paintings by Deborah Landry.

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  • Health Advocacy

    Health Advocacy

    A collaborative project where the public was invited to create a painting that was permanently installed in their work space.

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  • Street Banners

    Street Banners

    Deborah received a Vibrant Communities Grant to work with the Boys and Girls Club in Dallas GA.  The students learned how art can play an important part in revitalizing a city.  In the class they learned about the inner workings of what makes a city.  The students toured the historic district to see the changes.   They learned why the streets were narrowed and sidewalks widened. The students were asked to create artwork that expressed the skills, talents and passions […]

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  • Operation Art

    Operation Art

    Operation Art is a non profit program run by Engaging Arts.  The program enables veterans to work beside working artist.  It provides job and life skill training in the arts for free. But more importantly it provides a positive, peaceful and inspiring place to learn new skills and explore everything art. We have the technology and tools to support any passion.   We can work around any limitation and challenge.  Please come by and explore the studio and speak with Deborah Landry. […]

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  • Serious Funny Money

    Serious Funny Money

    Dollar Examples     Serious Funny Money is a fundraiser program where the artist design different dollar bills in different denomination to be sold to the public.  The dollar bills are small frame-able and collectible artworks.  The project is inspired by the idea that art can be used as a tool and be used creatively to address and solve life challenges.  This project is not just about artist donating artwork to support a cause.  The ultimate vision is that artist […]

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  • Parks

    Parks

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  • Zen Tangle Public Art Project

    Zen Tangle Public Art Project

    Create a Zentagle and I will add it to a public art project. This artwork was created as part of a life skills class to teach middle school students how to handle everyday situations.  One of the 10 classes was a lesson on creating Zen Tangles as a way to meditate and deal with stress.  The Zen Tangles were create in with black pen.  They color was added later in Photoshop in a process of layering all the drawings to […]

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  • Instructions Decals and Transfers

    Instructions Decals and Transfers

    INSTRUCTIONS FOR USING Lazertran-Waterslide Decal and Transfer  WATER BASED ADHESIVE METHOD. FOR PAPER OR CANVAS. 1. Stretch your paper or canvas over a flat board. Prime canvas with acrylic primer and for paper, seal with clear acrylic medium to avoid cockling and increase mobility of the transfer. Watered down P.V.A. may be used instead of acrylic. Note. Acrylic can be any good quality flexible medium, Liquitex, Spectrum, etc. 2. Trim your image to size and lower, into clean water. The […]

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