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Address:

108 Sherman Place, Jersey City  NJ

Open hours:

Tuesday-Saturday: 11am – 8pm by appointment

Sunday-Monday: Closed


UPCOMING ART SHOWS

MARCH 1-3, 2019 – SUGARLOAF CRAFT FESTIVAL – EDISON, NJ

Time: 10am – 6pm
Location: NJ Convention & Expo center 97 Sunfield Avenue, EDISON, NJ 08837
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MAY 5, 2019 – SPRING ARTS AND MUSIC FESTIVAL – HOBOKEN, NJ

Time: 11am – 6pm
Location: Washington St. from Observer Hwy. to 7th St., Hoboken, NJ
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MAY 18-19, 2019 – FINE ART AND CRAFTS – VERONA PARK, VERRONA, NJ

Time: 10am – 5pm
Location: 542 Bloomfield Avenue, Verona, NJ
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MEET THE ARTIST

I’m Oksana Ball and I’m a self-taught fiber artist and founder of “Wool Pictures”.

I loved to draw and paint when I was a kid, but I did not discover my passion as an artist until I became an adult. I was born in Russia, Vyborg – a small city on the border with Finland. When I was 17, I moved to Saint Petersburg where in 2008 I graduated from the Saint Petersburg State University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics with a Master’s degree in computer science and economics and began my career as an SEO specialist. After successful working in that field for several years, I relocated to the United States.

Right before I moved to America, I discovered wool as an artistic medium and was fascinated by the technique of wool painting. I took several lessons, learned basics, and started to create pictures with wool by myself. Originally, I pursued this as a hobby, but after moving to the U.S., I realized that this method of painting was almost unknown in the States. After a lot of practice my paintings became better and better. People started complement my artwork and I started selling my paintings to friends. Word began to spread and my professional art career began. In 2016, I opened my online store and began to participate in different art shows and auctions. Buyers from around the world have purchased my unique works of art for their collections.


LEARN HOW TO PAINT WITH WOOL

Painting with wool is very easy for the beginner. It isn’t necessary to be a painter or to know how to draw; you don’t even need any experience working with wool. To give life to your masterpiece, you just need wool, a picture frame, and your desire to create.

In my classes, I provide you with all of the materials and instruction required for you to create a one-of-a-kind work of art to cherish for years to come. I’ll guide you, step-by-step, through the basics of wool painting — in a fun and relaxing atmosphere. Join the growing world of fiber artists creating amazing things out of wool!


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