Colorado Springs 18 Art and Soul Workshops

Workshop Details

Tuesday - May 29

Nicole Austin
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday - May 29

C106 Birds & Beeswax


$ 150  

 

In this class, we’ll build a beautiful, colorful, layered background on a wood panel and add texture and dimension with collage, ephemera, and found objects to create a work of art that delights the senses: visual, tactile, and aromatic! Beeswax is a lovely media to use to adhere collage elements and to give your artwork a little something extra. We’ll use it as our main adhesive and have fun discovering it’s unique properties. If you’ve never used beeswax in your art before, you’ll be pleasantly surprised at how easy it is to use to build beautiful, translucent layers and how it enhances your artwork, giving it a unique texture and fragrance. Beeswax is so versatile! We’ll collage with it, add color to it, create textures and use it to seal our artwork.

Materials fee $20 payable to instructor at beginning of class includes:
 Unique collage paper pack filled with my favorite vintage, recycled and patterned papers, collage images, ribbons & trims, crayons, beeswax bar
*Use of shared materials: paint, spray inks, brushes, sponges, mark-making tools, tissue & collage paper, stamps, stencils, ribbons, trims & buttons

Supplies Needed to bring for Class:  
*10x10” wood panel
*Clover mini quilting iron
*Ranger craft sheet (or other heat-resistant work surface)
*Scissors

 

Optional items: If you have special stamps, stencils, paint or spray ink colors, collage images or found objects, and/or ribbons/trims that you love, bring them but I will have plenty to share.


  


Susan Lenart-Kazmer
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday - May 29

C118 Caging Hollow Forms


$ 155  

 

Explore the cage form in sterling silver as small wearable relics by creating your own unique hollow form pendant.
In this 6 hour hands on workshop learn or polish up on proper metalworking techniques for soldering, shaping and clean up. Discover some short cuts and ideal techniques for teaching soldering in the classroom. 
Understand the process of combining filigree bezel wire, round silver wire and sheet metal. Solder with medium and soft solder to finish a jewelry component that we will complete with leather.

$35.00 Kit paid to instructor at beginning of class will include:

 1”+1” 24 gauge square silver, silver filigree bezel wire, 16 gauge wire, expendables such as solder ,pickle, sandpaper, and other brazing supplies. Leather necklace.

Please Bring to class:
Pliers- round and chain nose, Wire snips, tin snips.  I will provide hammers, anvil, small metal file, non asbestos soldering board, flux, paintbrush, soldering pick, medium and soft solder, if you are local or have any of these extra tools at your fingertips… it will reduce your wait time.

 

 


Janice Richie
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday - May 29

C128 Red Rosin No-Sew Binding Book


$ 150  

 

A book that does not require any sewing! Your dream come true! We’re going to start with a 4X4 foot piece of red rosin paper (the paper contractors put on your floor when they’re painting your rooms). I will have the paper gessoed ahead of time for you. Then we’re going to splash lots of paint, rubber stamps, stencils, marks, doodles, etc., to cover the paper. There will be enough when you’re done to make several books, and anything else you need background papers for, including greeting cards, collage, etc.

The pages for the inside of the book are pre-folded and put into signatures for you. They are 140 pound Exact Index white paper; strong enough for everything you could want to do to it, i.e., watercolor, acrylics, inks, rubber stamps, stencils, etc.. The beauty of this book is that the pages can be pulled out of the and put back in when you’ve finished working on it, because the pages aren’t sewn into the book -- remember? No sewing for the binding!

I will show you how to do “ghost” painting on the pages, so you have a book without any blank pages. I can’t guarantee we’ll get all the pages done in the class, but enough to learn the technique.

This is a very fun project and you’ll find yourself going back to these techniques for all kinds of other projects.

Kit fee $20 payable to instructor at beginning of class includes:

Large section of red rosin paper
7 Signatures of 5 pages each for inside papers (140 pound exact index white)
Several types of ribbon, raffia, etc., for holding pages in
Paints in many different colors
Cardboard for the spine of the book
Ultimate Glue
Canvas Cloth for strengthening the book
Use of my rubber stamps, stencils
A Tyvek envelope for reinforcement of the closure
Buttons, molding paste, additional embellishments
Dye Cuts, Copper Leafing

Students need to bring:
Cheap 1 and/or 2 inch chip brushes and any others you might want to use for painting
Bone Folder
Favorite stamps if you like (foam rubber stamps work great)
Favorite stencils if you like
Scissors
Paper Towels
Water Bucket


Deb Prewitt
6:30 - 9:30
Tuesday - May 29

C151 Introduction to Zentangle® Basics


$ 85  

 

The Zentangle® Method is intuitive, fun, destressing, meditative, mindful, and increases focus and attention. In this Intro Level class you will learn the basics of the art and the background of this beautiful art form, and how you can use it in your own artistic practice. It is all about lines, shapes, and patterns, and everyone can do it. It can be simple or complex, depending on how you like to work. You can’t do it wrong.
Once you have learned the basics of the Zentangle Method, it is easy to apply the ideas and principles to other aspects of your life and your art.
The Zentangle® Method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. It was created by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas. "Zentangle" is a registered trademark of Zentangle, Inc. Learn more at zentangle.com.

Kit Fee of $12 payable to instructor at beginning of class covers all supplies 
Kit includes: pens, pencil, blending stump, tiles, and a bag to keep everything in. And probably chocolate – because we always need a treat!
 


Ruth Chandler
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday - May 29

C152 Boro Deconstructed Collage (The Art of Tattered Rags)


$ 150  

 

Boro is the Japanese word for tattered rags. From the 1600’s and even into the early 1900’s the Japanese farmers of the northern region of Honshu used this technique to repair and patch their clothes. Originally made from hemp the farmers were gradually able to get their hands on bits of cotton and finally silk. Every little scrap was precious and washed and saved until it was used to give their clothes longevity. These items of clothing were so used and worn and yet have such strength that you can’t help but admire them.
So gather up your bits of worn and beautiful fabric and let’s create a wall hanging that will speak of carefully preserved memories. A time when fabric was precious and hard to find and every little bit was worth saving.

If you want a kit, I can supply one for a kit fee of $30.
This will include the front, back and batting . Patches fabric and threads will also be included. The patches fabric is all Japanese cottons and will be your choice from my stash. The indigo will be some that I have dyed myself so you will get the hand dyed look.

Supply list:
2- 20x26 pieces of indigo fabric
1-20x26 piece of cotton batting (I have been using black batting and it works well, I will have some pieces to purchase)
Fabric bits for “patches”
Thread, fibers, pearl cotton, floss, to match patches fabric
Needles, (chenille sizes 18-24 and embroidery)
Thimble
Reading glasses if needed
Large scissors for cutting patches
Small scissors for trimming thread
Pins for securing patches
 


Mary Hettmansperger
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday - May 29

C168 Woven Accents


$ 150  

 

Using copper and silver sheeting, and wires, students will learn to connect and design using weaving, tying, and wire techniques. Unique patinas and applications will be used to create and design in unexpected and innovative ways. Several will be made during the class time and materials to do more at home.

Tools needed for class:

Hammer
Bench block
Texturing hammers if desired
Needle nose pliers
Metal scissors or snips
Wire cutters

$50.00 - material fee paid to instructor at beginning of class includes:
24 gauge copper sheeting
26 gauge silver sheeting
Findings and embellishments
All wires and cold connections
All patinas


Doris Arndt
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday - May 29

C179 3D Shrink Plastic Elements


$ 150  

 

Have no fear. Get fabulous results from shrink plastic. These are so fun and bright. We’ll cover ways of coloring the plastic, both in method and design. As we shrink our items we’ll use Julie Haymaker’s Shrinket® Molds to add interesting shape and form. Once cooled, which doesn’t take long, we will combine our pieces with beads and wire wrapping head pins to create unique elements to use as the main focus in necklaces or combined to fashion bracelets, etc. I’ll have my collection of beads for you to play with and browse through. I am bringing a variety or head pins to use as well. You should leave with 6-10 or more finished elements by the end of the day.

$5.00 supply fee paid to instructor at beginning of class includes:
a sheet of clear shrink plastic, sand paper, head pins and use of my pencils, pens, ink pads and rubber stamps, hole punches and heat tools. I will have extra shrink plastic available for student use.

Students bring to class:
Scissors, black sharpie, colored pencils and pencil sharpener, round needle nose pliers, flat nose pliers
Optional: small hole beads no larger than 3/4” in diameter in colors you love, light.
 


Susan Shaffer
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday - May 29

C184 Perfection is Overrated


$ 150  

 

Join Susan for a day of fun therapeutic art exercises as she talks through the destructive standard of Perfectionism. She will encourage you to concentrate on the creative process and how it feeds your soul. She will also explore the power of self talk and the choice to choose happiness is really ours! We will take time as a group to discuss our own struggles with perfectionism.
We will be painting in Golden acrylics and use multiple layers and surprising techniques. We will be sloshing around in the paint with brushes, our fingers, plastic gift cards, water spray, lace, onion bags and who knows what else we might use!

Please note, every students painting will be uniquely theirs, no two will look alike. You will be guided on painting techniques to create your non-objective painting. We will have a blast, there are no rules, except we cannot plan ahead! You will also learn how to "find" things in your painting. We will also learn how to add inspiring words or quotes to your work.

Materials Fee $30 paid to instructor at beginning of class includes:
16 x 20 quality wrapped canvas
Gesso
Golden Acrylic Paints
Golden Mediums
Use of various tools,
Pattern packet with full color photos and step by step instructions.
and other miscellaneous supplies as needed.

Supplies Needed to bring for Class: 1 and 2 inch sponge brushes, acrylic brushes, palette, styrofoam plates are fine, water basin, Viva paper towels, hair dryer, an apron and a tub of baby wipes for easy clean up of your hands and tools.
 


Tuesday Eve

Pamela Hawkins
6:00 - 10:00
Tuesday Eve

C136 Inspire Bracelets


$ 150  

 

Optimism, positivity, mindfulness and love are mantras we all want to keep front and center in our lives. What better way to express those feelings than adding your own personal inspiration words and favorite colors to a bracelet you can wear as a daily reminder!
We will hand cut a shape from 24 ga copper sheet from Parawire®, anneal it and hammer in a little texture and then stamp the words. We will secure that to a piece of leather as a backing. Charms or filigree will be riveted on and eyelets added for the ultra-suede connector.
From there it’s all up to you! Pick an ultra-suede color and a Vintaj® color and the play time begins! We will be doing wire riveting, adding eyelets, and charms and dangles will be added with simple looping and wrapped loops and complete bracelet construction. You will complete a full bracelet, and there may be time for more.

Materials Fee $ 25.00 paid to instructor at beginning of class  includes:
Parawire® 24 ga Copper sheeting and 20-22 ga wire, Ultra-suede, Vintaj® chain, jumprings, findings, charms and rivets. Czech glass, crystals, pearls and beads for charms. Instructions and step-by-step photos or diagrams.

Supplies Needed to bring for Class:
Sharp scissors, task light if needed, pen-paper, and beading surface. All other tools will be supplied in class.

Optional: I will have lots of little beads and charms for you in class but you can bring your own charms and beads to add to your bracelet to completely personalize it too you if you like.
 


Heather Kindt
6:30 - 9:30
Tuesday Eve

C195 Let's Work in Our Art Journals


$ 85  

 

Have a journal you want to work in? Have supplies gathering dust? Bring your journal to class to get some pages going. I have made a science of art journaling and supplies. Because I experiment so much, I really know products and techniques. Bring your questions, your neglected supplies or your writer's block. I will work one-on-one with each person as well as teach the group new, popular and quirky techniques.

Material fee $10 payable to instructor at beginning of class includes:
Collage materials, stencils, some paint and ink sprays, use of paint markers, watercolor crayons, oil pastels, surprises

Student Supplies to bring to class:
Your art journal or a new one (I suggest: Dylusions, Moleskine Portrait Sketch, Handbook Watercolor) Gesso, gel medium (Golden/Liquitex/similar Semi-gloss/matte Regular Gel Medium, Ranger Inc. Gel Medium), Decoupage or Mod Podge Brushes, palette knife, baby wipes

Optional
Acrylic paints, spray inks, scrapbooking supplies, favorite stencils, stamps, collage materials, or other art supplies


Leslie Blackford
6:30 - 9:30
Tuesday Eve

C198 Vintage Town and Country Animal jewelry


$ 85  

 

Learn to create these whimsical animal charms . You will learn how to do a transfer onto polymer clay to create the body. I? will teach you simple sculpting techniques to build the animal face . You will make several pieces on jewelry to wear that are sure to be a conversation piece.

$15 kit fee paid to instructor at beginning of class includes:
EVERYTHING!!
 


Tuesday & Wednesday

Liz Kettle
9:00 - 4:30 each day
Tuesday & Wednesday

C138 Western Sojurn


$ 295  

 

Come with me on this exploration of the magic that is the West. Indigo and lace, mountains and plains; the West is a place of expansive beauty, courageous grit, and wild in spirit. In this textile collage book we will capture and celebrate the spirt of the west.
I love creating textile books that tell stories through collage, imagery, stitch and texture. In this 2 day workshop we will explore image transfer techniques, have fun drawing and painting on fabric (I have some tools that eliminate the fear), layer, stitch and embellish to create a story of the west.
Layering is the magical component that brings a collage to life, adds depth, emotion and allows it to tell our story. However, layering does not always come easily. We will explore the concepts of layering: both visual layers and physical layers. We will have a crash course in collage design and composition with a focus on exactly what makes a great collage.
This class is textile based and will include a little stitching but artists in all mediums are welcome to play, explore and create with us. We will conquer any stitching fears you have.
Supply fee: $30 paid to instructor at beginning of class includes everything you need.
Bring any western themed items you would like to include.

  


Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday

Gina Armfield
9:00 - 4:30 each day
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday

C105 Creative Soul - Brave Girl Soul Restoration and No Excuses Art 3 day Course


$ 435  

 

In this 3 day workshop you will get the best of both worlds! Melody Ross’s Brave Girls Soul Restoration and No Excuses Art courses.

As a Brave Girls Certified Instructor I will guide you through several life changing Soul Restoration courses that will open your heart and spirit while giving you tools to be the creative soul you were meant to be. We will explore drawing, painting, journaling and collage through my No Excuses Art Method. You will create a sacred art journal that will house your journey and become your Creative Soul Guide Book. This workshop will nurture your creative soul and artistic spirit and you will leave with a renewed sense of self and confidence.

You will explore a variety of art techniques, which will include:
Watercolor
Drawing
Acrylic painting
Collage
Art journaling

Brave Girl Soul Restoration Courses will include:

THE DECISION MAKER-
We sometimes forget how many choices we make in a day. Our power is in our choices. In this enlightening and life enriching course, we will learn extremely effective tools for making decisions in our lives, both big and small through asking ourselves a series of questions that help us get to the root of what we really want.
We will be creating beautiful, creative tools to take home and use on a daily basis.

SHE DID IT ANYWAY ™
We will write the story of what we have overcome in life and how we will choose to guide our life in the future by continuing to climb every mountain and jump over every hurdle to live our dreams.
Every heroic woman has had to overcome adversity, challenges and failures…one common trait in all heroines is that they have all chosen to look their difficulties in the face and move forward toward their purpose anyway.

ROUGH DAY BOOK
Everyone has rough days…and often we are not prepared for them when they come.
We will make a “manual” for ourselves for what to do when rough days come. We will gather our favorite words, our favorite songs, our favorite foods and colors and experiences into one place to create the perfect medicine to soothe our souls when we will need it most.

Kit Fee $100.00 payable to instructor at beginning of class includes:
 EVERYTHING! No other supplies needed.

You will receive:

3 official Brave Girl Restoration workbooks 
brushes
acrylic paints
watercolor paints
pens
pencils
rulers
washi tape
collage elements
adhesives
art journal
goodies below!!

A custom palette with 15 of Gina's favorite Daniel Smith Artist Grade Watercolors
This filled palette will last you months on end. 


 


Tuesday Eve & Wednesday Eve

Carol Spohn
6:30 - 9:30
Tuesday Eve & Wednesday Eve

C171 Rolling Hills


$ 150  

 

This painting starts with a colorful, textural background. Hills are created with negative painting. Optional trees are added with watercolor and rubber stamps. No previous watercolor experience is necessary. All levels of painters will complete a successful painting using the step by step directions. No drawing experience is necessary. The student will complete two 11” x 15” underpaintings and complete at least one painting in class. The paintings can be torn into smaller, narrow paintings to fit that perfect spot in your home!

Students to bring: • Your usual painting supplies which should include at least 2 water containers, paper towels, a fine mist spray bottle for water. • Brushes: You may use your regular watercolor brushes. I use Scharff 960 Aqua Flow Super Round, Scharff #310 White Nylon round brushes sizes #8 and #4 and variety of scrubby brushes (Scharff Moon #222 brushes sizes #2, #4, #6, used for corrections and lifting off paint.) (I will have Scharff brushes for purchase if you choose. • Scissors • A box of pop up tissues is necessary (like an inexpensive brand of Kleenex) • Hair dryer is helpful, but not necessary

$23 supply fee paid to instructor at beginning of class includes:
• Written instructions and color photos • Two 11” x 15” Arches 140 lb. Cold Press watercolor papers • Mijello Mission Gold paints used in this painting • Foam plate/pallet for watercolor paint • Gauze, marbleizing spray and other misc. supplies.


Wednesday - May 30

Susan Lenart-Kazmer
9:00 - 4:30
Wednesday - May 30

C119 Building Bezels- soldering and setting Druze and Hollow Forms


$ 155  

 

Build a unique cage like bezel form to encase a druzy stone using an open form technique created from forged wire. The overall look allows you to view all sides of your object that you are encasing. Students will finish one pendant in the morning and the afternoon will provide an opportunity to expand on this idea by forging and brazing a wire neck form. 
In this 6 hour smithing class learn to anneal, solder, pick solder, shape, draw a bead and all skills to create cage-like jewelry to set a stone. 
Learn proper metalworking techniques for soldering, shaping and clean up. Learn some short cuts and ideal techniques for teaching soldering in a class room. Students will leave with a complete neck form and pendant.


Kit- $35.00 paid to instructor at beginning of class includes:
Druzy stone, bronze 16 gauge bronze wire, 16 gauge silver wire, 20 gauge silver disc, soldering materials, sandpaper, expendables
I will provide flexible shaft, picks, solder, handout, extra anvil, hammers,

Supply List- to bring to class:
Wire snips, round needle nose and chain nose pliers, small hammer, anvil, small file


 


Janice Richie
9:00 - 4:30
Wednesday - May 30

C129 Rusty Tin Tile Book


$ 150  

 

Remember tin tile ceilings? This book is 8” X 8” with rusty tin tiles for covers. The embossing on the covers will be highlighted with copper foil and the corners will be covered with copper corners like the photo corners that are used. The book is bound with a coptic stitch that wraps on the outside of the book and is then decorated with beads during the binding process. I will be providing the pages for the book. The pages are 140 pound Exact Index white. The paper is strong enough to withstand painting, sketching, watercolor, rubber stamping, inking, etc. You will want to bring unused scrapbook papers, ledger papers, plain colored card stock, and any other papers you have and we will incorporate them into the book pages. You may want to pre-cut your papers to a maximum of 16 X 8, but I think it’s more fun to do odd sizes to create more interest in the book. This is also a great chance to use stickers you might have, rub-ons, die-cuts, etc., as a way to have something on the pages before you journal and sketch. I even incorporated a small watercolor painting that I knew I would never frame. You will have a great time putting this book together and it’s beautiful when it’s done.

Materials Fee $24.00 payable to instructor at beginning of class includes:

Two rusty Tin Tiles and two pieces of pressed board
25 Pieces of 16 X 8, 140 lb Exact Index paper pre-cut and folded into five signatures
Binding Needle
Waxed Linen Thread
Binding Guide
Copper Corners for Tin Tiles
Brads for the Cover
Gold Copper Foil
A large Tyvek envelope to be used for reinforcing the inside covers
The “Ultimate” Glue
One sheet of Penny Black stickers of your choice

Supplies Needed for Class:
Stickers, Rub-ons, scrapbook papers, etc. to incorporate into the white pages in the book.
Two sheets of scrapbook paper to be used for the inside covers.
Scissors
Bone Folder for rubbing gold foil on covers
Japanese Screw Punch or Awl (for punching holes to bind)
Ruler, paper cutter
Old credit card for smearing glue
Bull Dog Clips (approx. 2 dozen)
About 60 beads (variety) big enough hole for waxed linen to get through

Optional items:
Rubber stamps


Deb Prewitt
9:00 - 4:30
Wednesday - May 30

C156 Zentangle® Basics and Beyond


$ 150  

 

In this Basics and Beyond class you will be introduced to the Zentangle process and philosophy of mindfulness and focus, and then take it to another level. We live in a high stress and technical world, and learning and embracing the Zentangle practice helps us de-stress and relax while creating small works of art. It is all about the lines and patterns that are present everywhere.
The morning will be spent learning the basics and the tools you need to get started with the black and white art. In the afternoon we will expand on the morning class by adding in color and chalk and new patterns.
There is no wrong or right way to create Zentangle art – anyone can do it.

Kit fee of $25 payable to instructor at beginning of class  includes all your supplies for the class (papers, pens, pencils, chalk, chocolate).
 


Mary Hettmansperger
9:00 - 4:30
Wednesday - May 30

C169 Hinges, Doors, Books & Lockets


$ 150  

 

Using copper sheeting, students will design a hinged locket. Students may bring a personal photo, image or favorite paper to place in the locket, or use papers and images that Mary has selected. Mica is used to protect the image and cold connections hold it in place. Students will make one locket with a copper back and a sterling silver front and will have material to make more books and lockets using just the copper. Patinas, texturing, and metal applications, including embossing will also be covered. The focus of this class is to master the hinge using tabs to create a variety of moveable doors. It is a low-tech process with fabulous results. Students will make several different designs.

$48.00 - material fee paid to instructor at beginning of class covers all materials for projects in class


Tools needed to bring  for class:
Hammer
Bench block
Texturing hammers if desired
Needle nose pliers
Bent Nose pliers
Metal scissors or snips
Wire cutters

 


Carol Spohn
9:00 - 4:30
Wednesday - May 30

C174 Yellow Bird


$ 150  

 

This whimsical painting starts with a charcoal pour added to a delightful combination of collage, watercolor and acrylic paint. The step by step instruction enables beginner and experienced painters to complete a successful painting. Your creativity will guarantee an original piece of art! I anticipate that paintings will be 90% completed in class.

Students to bring to class:
• Your usual painting supplies which should include at least 2 water containers, paper towels, pop up tissues, a fine mist spray bottle for water.
• Brushes: You may use your regular watercolor brushes. I use Scharff 960 Aqua Flow Super Round, Scharff #310 White Nylon round brushes sizes #8 and #4, and a variety of scrubby brushes (Scharff Moon #222 brushes sizes #2, #4, #6, used for corrections and lifting off paint.) a flat 1” brush to use with paste, a liner brush. I will have Scharff brushes for purchase if you choose.
• Pencil and ruler
• Collage Materials: Several pieces of collage including decorative napkins, old book pages, pallet paper with used acrylic paint on it, rice papers if you have them, I will also have collage materials to share.
• Hair dryer is helpful, but not necessary.

Materials included in $23 supply fee paid to instructor at beginning of class:
• Written instructions including line drawing and color photo
• ¼ sheet of Arches 140 lb cold press watercolor paper (11” x 15”) with a traced line drawing on it
• Mijello Mission Gold paints and foam plate pallet
• Misc. collage materials including decorative napkins
• YES Paste by Gane Brothers & Lane
• Charcoal powder
• Moo Eraser
 


Susan Shaffer
9:00 - 4:30
Wednesday - May 30

C185 Creating Your Way to Joy


$ 150  

 

Join Susan for a day of fun, all about letting go, giving up control, laughing, collaborating, comradery and learning to follow your intuition. We will be painting in Golden acrylics and use multiple layers and surprising techniques. We will be sloshing around in the paint with brushes, our fingers, plastic gift cards, water spray, lace, onion bags and who knows what else we might use!

Please note, every students painting will be uniquely theirs, no two will look alike. This fun painting style will force you to go with your first gut instinct, no planning! You will be guided on painting techniques to create your non-objective painting. We will have a blast, there are no rules! You will also learn how to "find" things in your intuitive painting. We will also learn how to add inspiring words or quotes to your work.
Materials Fee $30 paid to instructor at beginning of class includes:
16 x 20 quality wrapped canvas
Gesso
Golden Acrylic Paints
Golden Mediums
Use of various tools,
Pattern packet with full color photos and step by step instructions.
and other miscellaneous supplies as needed.

Supplies Needed to bring for Class: 1 and 2 inch sponge brushes, acrylic brushes, palette, styrofoam plates are fine, water basin, Viva paper towels, hair dryer, an apron and a tub of baby wipes for easy clean up of your hands and tools.
 


Leslie Blackford
9:00 - 4:30
Wednesday - May 30

C199 Animal Treasure Box


$ 150  

 

This class is for everyone! Even if you have never sculpted or touched polymer clay before , you can still learn to make a unique pieces of art. Learn to create a whimsical animal shaped box. We will makes these boxes with round hinges and by using polymer clay to form a base for the box. We will then use simple sculpting techniques to make an animal figure to sit on the lid of the box. You will walk away with a very unique piece of art that you will be proud to place any special trinket inside of.
Come clay with me !
 

$25 kit fee paid to instructor at beginning of class includes:
EVERYTHING!!
 


Wednessday Eve

Nicole Austin
6:30 - 9:30
Wednessday Eve

C107 Collage Paper Party


$ 75  

 

Let’s get this (collage paper!!) party started! I’ll show you all my favorite materials and go-to techniques that I use to create bright, bold, luscious collage paper! These collage papers are PERFECT for using in your art journals, mixed media collage canvases, decoupage paper, and other mixed media projects etc. We’ll start with creative mark making using oil pastels and stamping found items into acrylic paint (Basic rule: if it doesn’t move, you can stamp with it!) then move into the secrets for creating bright, bold layers (not muddy mud!). I’ll show you the tricks for using the right colors to create contrast and the tips to avoid muddy colors. We’ll use spray inks and acrylic paint through stencils, and use rubbing plates and stamps to create beautiful resists. But we’re not done yet! We’ll also use the gelli plate to create gorgeous textures and patterns that we will also pile more fun layers onto! I’ll also show you some very simple techniques with my favorite of all time art supply: the paint pen! They truly add that finishing touch and really are the life of the party!

Materials  $20 paid to instructor at beginning of class includes:
Unique collage paper pack filled with my favorite vintage, recycled and patterned papers
*Use of shared materials: paint, paper, spray inks, brushes, sponges, mark-making tools, tissue & collage paper, gelli plate, rollers, stamps, stencils

Supplies Needed to bring for Class: 
*3 or more paint pens in at least two sizes: 2mm/fine tip and 15mm/extra bold (I recommend a few of the Sharpie water-based or Liquitex pens in your favorite colors)


Doris Arndt
6:30 - 9:30
Wednessday Eve

C180 Textured & Bound


$ 85  

 

Rich, lush colors combine with layers of texture to create this charming book. Bind it with a combination of French and Coptic stitches to add to your skill set. Wire embellishments to the cover, adding yet another dimension to your book. As time allows, page embellishment will be included.

The $10.00 kit fee paid to instructor at beginning of class includes:
precut boards, paper,waxed linen thread, needle, use of my tissue paper, tape, gauze, wire, acrylic paints and wax finish.

Students need to bring:
Awl and cushion or piercing (like an old mouse pad or fun foam)
Ruler
Pencil
Small bottle of gesso
1/2" to 1" wide inexpensive paint brush

Optional: favorite acrylic paint colors (about three), embellishment to wire to the cover


Heather Kindt
6:30 - 9:30
Wednessday Eve

C196 Gel Transfers to Mixed Media


$ 85  

 

Image transfers are really popular in mixed media. They can still be intimidating. I decided to dedicate a journal to image transfers and to have one on every page. Now I'll teach you all the tricks I have for doing transfers with gel medium. We will create an artsy background for your transfer, and learn how to finish off the page. We will also talk about "mistakes" and what to do with images that don't turn out the way we hoped.

Material fee $20 payable to instructor at beginning of class includes:
Golden Gel Medium 8oz
Prepped image for project
Gesso board
Stencils and stamps for use in class

Student Supplies to bring to class:
Offset palette knife, paper towels, baby wipes

Optional
Your favorite mixed media supplies, suggestions: acrylic paint, spray inks, watercolors, collage papers, etc.


Wednesday & Wednesday Eve

Helen Shafer Garcia
9:00 - 4:30 & 6:30 - 9:30
Wednesday & Wednesday Eve

C111 Magical Beasties Tour


$ 235  

 

These beasties are quite absurd and profound in many ways. Delight yourself by spending a day and evening creating these creatures bound on their magical tour. We’ll start with sculpting the beasties with paper clay techniques that will include stamp designs, molds, and textures. The boat and oars will be painted with milk paint techniques that will give a wonderful patina to the wood surfaces. Soft wax will give the boat a sealant for the paints. The beasties will be painted with patina color stains and layers of fluid acrylics, topped off with a bit of bling using iridescent hues. Of course the best part will be designing your story about these delightful creatures. Design, construct, paint, and partake on this enchanted journey!

$20.00 kit fee includes: patina fluid acrylic paints, iridescent fluid acrylic paints, milk paints, wooden boat with oars, 4 wheels and axle parts, nails, soft wax, sandpaper, sponges,
I will provide ceramic tools, metal cutters, clay molds, stamps, extra paint, hammers, and other tools to use while we work.

Supply list to bring to class:
1 -16 oz. bag Creative Paper Clay (black bag)
1 - ½” flat acrylic brush
1 -¼” flat acrylic brush
1 - small round detail brush
about 15 wax papers (deli wrap)
6 or more fluid acrylic colors. I recommend Golden fluid acrylics 1 oz or 4 oz bottles – 3 warm and 3 cool colors plus 1 -bottle white fluid acrylic
small bottle of Weldbond glue- Michaels, Ace Hardware
Water container
Pencil
1 roll paper towels
Heat gun or hair dryer if possible
 


Wednesday Eve & Thursday Eve

Ruth Chandler
6:30 - 9:30
Wednesday Eve & Thursday Eve

C153 Modern Hand Stitching - 2 Evenings


$ 150  

 

Hand stitching is an ancient art that continues to evolve. Spend two wonderful relaxing evenings learning that hand stitching does not have to be stressful with lots of rules and perfect stitches. Get started on a fabric stitch book that you will want to add to as you discover new fibers and threads. As our time and lives become so busy we need to learn to slow down a little and create with no pressure.
The first evening we will learn a few straight stitches, but more than that we will learn to change the stitch lengths, layer the stitches, and then pull in all kinds of great fibers to add texture and color. The second evening we will learn several more stitches and start putting it all together. It is amazing what you can do with just a few simple stitches on a piece of fabric. You will begin to see that a few stitches here and there may be just the thing needed to finish a piece, to take a good piece and make it great!
What could be more fun than just coming in, sitting down and stitching with other artists without having to gather all the supplies and prepare anything?

$25  kit payable to instructor at beginning of class will include:
prepared fabric to get started on your stitch book, needles, threads and fibers

All you need to bring is a thimble, glasses if you need them and yourself.
 


Thursday - May 31

Nicole Austin
9:00 - 4:30
Thursday - May 31

C108 No Sew Textile Art Journal


$ 150  

 

As much as I love making messes in my art journals, sometimes I want to make messes in something LUSCIOUS and fun! Sometimes your art deserves a special place and sometimes it’s just fun to work in three dimensions with your favorite colors, patterns and textures. Something I love about making my own journals is that I can translate my 2D art into something tangible that I can hold and enjoy. And this is definitely a book you can judge by the cover because your heART will be poured into the pages as well! In this class, we’ll start by making our own custom journals from an old book, our favorite fabrics, trims and special doodads (you know you have been hoarding those special doodads for a long time! Now’s the time to use them! Buttons, beads, doll parts, metal gears, feathers, etc!) Everyone’s books will look different because everyone has textures and colors they love and are drawn to. These techniques will work with any color palette or style. After we construct the book, we’ll have a chance to start some background pages as well! I’ll show you my favorite materials, techniques and how I go about getting over the “fear of the blank page” or the fear that we’ll somehow mess up our beautiful journals. These journals will be splattered and painted and collaged inside and are meant to get a little messy--it’s all part of the fun!

Materials Fee $20 payable to instructor at beginning of class includes:

6 sheets of Fabriano watercolor paper, waxed linen thread, canvas fabric, twill tape, tapestry needle, fabrics, lace & trims
Shared use of materials such as: fabrics, ribbons, stencils, stamps, spray inks, watercolor, gel medium, X-acto knives, cutting mats, wire.

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class: 

6”x9” (or smaller) vintage book covers or book boards (approx size--everyone’s will be a little different)
Fabri-tac fabric glue
Your favorite ribbons, trims & fabric scraps (Enough to fit in a gallon ziplock size bag. No need to buy new--use what you have from your stash or find at yard sales, thrift store, etc.)
A few special trinkets for the cover collage (your favorite beads, buttons, doll parts, felt shapes, light weight metal embellishments, etc. A sandwich bag of goodies should be enough to work with)
Awl
Bone folder
Scissors
Ruler
Pencil

Optional items: If you have special stamps, stencils, paint or ink colors that you love, bring them but I will have plenty to share. I will supply the paint, inks and other materials we need to get our pages started, but if you have special colors you like, feel free to bring them.


Susan Lenart-Kazmer
9:00 - 4:30
Thursday - May 31

C120 Wire Caging with Druze Stone


$ 155  

 

Build a unique cage like bezel form to encase a druzy stone using an open form technique created from forged wire. The overall look allows you to view all sides of your object that you are encasing. Students will finish one pendant in the morning and the afternoon will provide an opportunity to expand on this idea by forging and brazing a wire neck form. 
In this 6 hour smithing class learn to anneal, solder, pick solder, shape, draw a bead and all skills to create cage-like jewelry to set a stone. 
Learn proper metalworking techniques for soldering, shaping and clean up. Learn some short cuts and ideal techniques for teaching soldering in a class room. Students will leave with a complete neck form and pendant.


Kit- $35.00 paid to instructor at beginning of class includes:
Druzy stone, bronze 16 gauge bronze wire, 16 gauge silver wire, 20 gauge silver disc, soldering materials, sandpaper, expendables
I will provide flexible shaft, picks, solder, handout, extra anvil, hammers,

Supply List- to bring to class:
Wire snips, round needle nose and chain nose pliers, small hammer, anvil, small file


 


Janice Richie
9:00 - 4:30
Thursday - May 31

C130 File Folders & Tip-Ins Book


$ 150  

 

A couple of years ago I was trying to think of a way to save materials/instructions I received when taking classes, along with a copy of the art I did. I love working with file folders and have done books of only folders, but this book came out of wanting to add art and store things in the folders. That’s when I decided the tip-ins would be great. I usually scan my art and then glue it in one of the tip-in slots. This book is 10 ¼” X 12” made with canvas fabric and two canvas boards. We’ll paint our file folders, add some stenciling and then concentrate on doing the outside and inside covers in the same fashion, with additional layers. This book is so fun to make – and wait until you get home with it and start filling it with “stuff’”. I use mine for ephemera and collage pieces of paper that I’ve painted.

Materials Fee $28 payable to instructor at beginning of class Includes:
6 File Folders pre-punched for binding
Spiral Binding
Canvas Fabric
2 Canvas boards
Use of my stencils
Use of my Paints
Piece of muslin fabric for the ties
Pre-cut, punched and measured tip-in card stock
Mark making materials, i.e., circle tubes, punchinella, etc.
The “Ultimate” Glue

Supplies Needed for Class:
Stencils if you would like to bring your own
Cosmetic sponges to use with paint 
Paper Towels
Permanent Pens in Black and White
Paint Brush to paint the file folders
Washi Tape to close edges on the file folders
Ruler, paper cutter
Old credit card for smearing glue
Water Bucket

Optional items:
Rubber stamps
Paint – Craft paint in your favorite colors (I will be providing a lot of paint, but maybe not your colors?)
 


Ruth Greening
9:00 - 4:30
Thursday - May 31

C131 Introduction to Precious Metal Clay Silver


$ 150  

 

 I know you’ve heard about it, and you have wondered about it….so now is YOUR turn to learn about it! You will fall in love with the versatility and beauty of this workable, forgiving medium that lends its self to so many different crafts.
Learn to properly handle, texture, shape, Fire (including torch firing!) and finish the silver to a beautiful shine and add patina accents! Whew! That sounds like a full day of fun to me!

Materials Fee $65; includes:
25g PMC3 clay, sample of PMC3 Paste, basic tool kit, sanding and finishing material, sample of Badger Balm and 2 CZ stones. 

Optional items:
Optical assistance and work light with extension cord to reach plug.
 


Pamela Hawkins
9:00 - 4:30
Thursday - May 31

C137 Resin Paper Necklace Memories


$ 150  

 

Resin itself is completely versatile, but resin paper is to me, transformative. A seemingly simple piece of paper will become altered in so many ways. We will make resin paper from many different types of card and paper sheeting to create a wearable story book pendant. Papers can be written on, and have rouge or liquid patinas applied. We will be cutting copper sheet to make a name plate, stamp words into copper, insert eyelets into our paper, weave ribbons and memorabilia into layers of paper and then construct a necklace with Vintaj chain and findings. Resin paper and a project will be completed in class.

Materials Fee $ 35.00 paid to instructor at beginning of class includes:
Resin – We will explore different types of resin to make our papers
Mixing cups and sticks
Assorted papers and ephemera to use
Vintaj chain
Vintaj jump rings
Parawire wire and Copper sheet metal
Charms and eyelets
Prepared resin paper coated board
Written instructions and step-by-step photos and/or diagrams

Supplies Needed to bring for Class:
Scissors, 2 chain nose pliers


Optional items:
Colored tissue, ephemera, papers you might like to resin, extra bits and pieces like beads, ribbons or charms you might like to add.

Notes:
Class will begin with a short demo on how to mix resin, and how to coat different types of papers. I will have coated boards for the students to use to make sample pieces of resin paper. That will get set aside. Students will need a little extra space for their boards to set up undisturbed while class is going on.
I will have stacks of cured resin paper for them to choose from, and we will begin constructing a necklace.
 


Liz Kettle
9:00 - 4:30 each day
Thursday - May 31

C139 Needle Felting Mini Book


$ 150  

 

Texture rules in this mini journal! We begin with a combination of machine and hand needle felting using wool, silk, velvet, fibers, yarns, ribbon, cheesecloth and roving to create a luscious textured surface. Simple hand embroidery stitches are our next avenue of exploration as we add a delightful layer of texture, color, pattern and design. Your beautiful textured fabric can then be used to create a mini journal, small wallet for gift or business cards, added to the front of a larger evening bag or even become a journal cover. Due to the nature of hand stitch (unless you are a minimalist) you will probably not finish your base fabric in class but will have all the tools and directions you need to finish within a few short hours of stitching zen.


Deb Prewitt
9:00 - 4:30
Thursday - May 31

C157 Forgotten Places


$ 150  

 

There are those places that are just on the edge of our consciousness, where we can almost recognize them. Perhaps leftover memories from childhood daydreaming, or remnants from our dreams, or maybe places from another world or time, something from a book or movie that we have forgotten. They are just on our periphery, but we can choose to see them. In this class we will explore using water media and ink to find those forgotten places. Students will work on several small pieces during class, learning about colors and layers and adding details to find your own forgotten places.

$12 fee paid to instructor at beginning of class includes:

several sheets of watercolor paper for class, use of my watercolors and paints and brushes, and pens for inking. Everything you  need for the class!!

 

 


 


Mary Hettmansperger
9:00 - 4:30
Thursday - May 31

C170 Alternative Surfaces, Connections, and Personal Expressions in Jewelry….


$ 150  

 

Students will learn a variety of unique surfaces using patinas, embossing, and colored pencils. Students will also incorporate found items into the jewelry, allowing the pieces to become narrative and personal. A variety of cold connections and weaving techniques will be used instead of soldering to connect and create the pieces. Students will use copper and brass sheet metal for accent and a variety of found objects to construct their pieces. Students are encouraged to bring their budding ideas, and small personal found objects to discover the endless options for assembling and connecting. The goal is to find unique designs and approaches and use personal expression to create the jewelry during the week. Students will have a vast number of new and alternative approaches to surface and construction.


$48.00 – material fee paid to instructor at beginning of class includes:

All materials for class will be supplied – sharing tools will also be available during the class to help students from having to bring tooooo much 

Tools needed to bring to class:
Hammer
Bench block or small anvil
Metal scissors
Needle nose pliers
Bent nose pliers
Wire cutters

 


   


Carol Spohn
9:00 - 4:30
Thursday - May 31

C176 Julia


$ 150  

 

This whimsical- Klimt-like painting starts with a very colorful underpainting. Subsequent layers add colors and texture. The step by step instruction enables beginner and experienced painters to complete a successful painting. Your creativity will guarantee an original piece of art! I anticipate that paintings will be 90% completed in class.

Students to bring to class:
• Your usual painting supplies which should include at least 2 water containers, paper towels, pop up tissues, white and black graphite paper or Saral to transfer design, an old credit card or scraping tool.
• Brushes: A selection of flat brushes or angle brushes sizes 1 inch and smaller. A liner brush.
• Pencil and ruler
• Black Stabilo pencil
• Black Sharpie Paint marker fine point, White Sharpie Paint marker fine point (or other types of permanent markers)
• Optional: Water-soluble crayons like Caren D’Ache, gel pens (metallic, white and black)

Materials included in $18 supply fee paid to instructor at beginning of class
• Written instructions including line drawing and color photo
• ¼ sheet watercolor paper (11” x 15”) prepped with Liquitex matte medium/gesso.
• Fluid and heavy body acrylic paints
• Pallet Paper
• Cotton Balls
• Isopropyl Alcohol 91%
 


Susan Shaffer
9:00 - 4:30
Thursday - May 31

C186 Cardinal in the Snow, Watercolor Batik


$ 150  

 

Come, learn to enjoy the combination of watercolor and hot wax resist on the amazing Ginwashi Rice Paper. We will paint a vibrant male cardinal hunkered down in a snow covered Juniper tree, using multiple layers of watercolor paint and hot wax. We may also use some watercolor crayons, and pastel pencils too!
The painting is approximately 9x15 inches. You will be thrilled with your end result!

Materials Fee $20 paid to instructor at beginning of class includes:
Construction paper
Ginwashi Rice paper
Wax paper
Freezer paper
Wax
Use of wax brushes,
Pattern packet with full color photos and step by step instructions.
Watercolor Palette
and other miscellaneous supplies as needed.

Supplies Needed to bring for Class: Micron .05 Pigma Pen, Black Waterproof Ink, 1 inch flat watercolor brush, #10 flat watercolor brush, Viva paper towels, 2 water containers or 1 with divided water compartments, hair dryer
 


Thursday Eve

Susan Lenart-Kazmer
6:30 - 9:30
Thursday Eve

C120e Industrial Bangle Bracelet


$ 90  

 

Learn to build in my style and complete an unusual bangle bracelet. I use this as a core structure to my work and fashion assignments and add charms or druze stones later. Expand your vocabulary in jewelry and learn to hand hammer and anneal with 14 gauge wire to create a bracelet with unusual charm with comfort, durability, sophistication. Draw a bead for closure and learn to flatten the bead to create a gorgeous industrial look.  Add a trendy edge to your finished work in this 3 hour class. Fabricate metal wire and dark patina for a distinctive finish.


$25.00 Kit includes:
 BRONZE 14 TO 10 GAUGE wire, sterling silver wire, sand paper file

Please bring to class:
bench block or small anvil, wire snips, needle round and chain nose pliers, pliers to hold your piece near the fire, metal file,

I will provide the following tools- hammers, anvil, drills, drill bit, annealing pans, torches, patinas

 


 


Lisa Chin
6:30 - 9:30
Thursday Eve

C163 Basic Stamp Carving


$ 85  

 

There is nothing better than being able to use your own images in your art work again and again. In Basic Stamp Carving, surface design artist, Lisa Chin, will teach the secrets of stamp carving, which will allow you to create one of kind stamps for use in all of your paper and fabric art.

Materials Fee $ 20 payable to instructor payable at beginning of class Includes: the following:
Carving Rubber
Lino Carving Tool
Tracing Paper
Graph Paper
Copy Paper
Stamp Pad
Pencil

Optional items:
Drawings you wish to carve
Circle Templates
Compass
Sketchbook


Mary Hettmansperger
6:30 - 9:30
Thursday Eve

C170e Looping Over Glass, Beads. Metal, Stones and More


$ 85  

 

Using tumbled beach glass base, rocks and other beautiful focal items, students will create a layer of knotless netting using a fine wire. A variety of colored wire along with copper and silver filled wire will be used in this weaving technique. Students will have an opportunity to layer items under the netting, leave areas open and exposed to create visual interest and add beads in the netting for embellishment, use as a layer in metal work and added as texture. Students should finish a couple in the class time, but will be given, several items to loop over and the wire needed to complete all projects.

$48.00 - Material fee paid to instructor at beginning of class includes:
all materials are provided for the class project

Tools needed  to bring for class:

Hammer
Bench block
Texturing hammers if desired
Needle nose pliers
Metal scissors or snips
Wire cutters


 


Doris Arndt
6:30 - 9:30
Thursday Eve

C181 Brown Bag It Baby


$ 85  

 

Create magic with simple brown bags in this playful workshop. Through the alchemy of paint, text and imagery, the bags are transformed with metallic hues, enhanced with re-purposed encyclopedia pages and images into decorative pages that unfold to reveal pockets. The pockets can hold your precious secrets or cards that you can decorate as desired. Embellished covers are added to give substance. The no sew accordion spine opens up to reveal a hidden area, perfect for words, sayings or images. A handout is included.

Supply List:
Acrylic paints
at least 2 foam brushes for painting
Cosmetic wedge sponges
Pencil
Ruler
scissors
glue stick
images or stickers to use in book and on cover
stencils or alphabet stamps with dark colored ink pad

Optional items:
Small buttons to use for closures
1/8” wide ribbon to use for closures and pull tabs

$5 Materials fee payable to instructor at beginning of class includes: covers precut boards, buttons, ribbons, use of stencils, detailed handout, encyclopedia pages, journal cards, use of my acrylic paints.



 


Jacqueline Sullivan
6:30 - 9:30
Thursday Eve

C187 Delicollage


$ 85  

 

Deli paper - we've all tried it! But you've probably never done the things with it that we will do in this class. We will use all sorts of textural and acrylic media on our deli papers, creating a huge pile of collage papers! We will then choose our favorites and build a framable abstract collage. You'll learn a lot about acrylic paints and mediums in the process and go home with a lot of papers for future use! Jacqueline is a Certified Instructor for Golden Paints.

Supply List Needed to Bring to class: 

.8 oz jar of gloss polymer medium.
1" Golden Taklon Brush, (or any l” brush suitable for acrylics. No sponge brushes pleaseO Water Container (32 0z.) Favorite Rubber Stamps and Stazon stamp pad. (Optional)

$10 supply fee covers:
Watercolor Paper
Deli Paper
All paints
Other collage stuff

 


Heather Kindt
6:30 - 9:30
Thursday Eve

C197 Color Scheming


$ 85  

 

Intimidated by color mixing and choosing color combinations? Come learn how to prepare for mixing your paints and tricks for choosing a color scheme. I love to go bright and bold with color and am happy to share the techniques I rely on.

Material fee $10 paid to instructor at beginning of class includes:
10-12 Golden fluid acrylics to use in class

Student supplies to bring to class:
Your art journal or mixed media paper pad, brushes, sharpie, baby wipes

Optional
I highly recommend bringing in the paints you use most at home. Acrylics or watercolors at least 6 up to 12 colors and white. We will work with the paints I provide, then you can repeat the process with your paints.


Friday June 1

Erin Keck
9:00 - 4:30
Friday June 1

C101 Steampunk Pendulum Clock


$ 150  

 

Make a Clock Like No Other. Originality is Key Here.

Join me in this first time ever offered at Art and Soul workshop. We will be constructing a beautiful antique Steampunk themed clock. This is not your average clock. This clock will be a wall hung clock with a swinging pendulum. Using my original laser cut gears we will each create an amazing timepiece that you will cherish. We will be embellishing our clocks with antique and vintage objects that I have collected for years. We will NOT be using any reproduction items in this clock. All materials will be provided. If you do want to bring some of your own vintage items to include in your clock you are welcome to.
The finished clock will measure approximately 10" X 14".
Don't miss this opportunity to take this workshop. I have made a set amount of kits so spaces in this workshop are limited.

Kit Fee - $40.00 payable to instructor at beginning of class
(includes all materials)  !!!!!


Kelly Kilmer
9:00 - 4:30
Friday June 1

C115 Untold Stories


$ 155  

 

This journal is the ultimate in play. I'm always looking for new ways to revitalize favorite techniques. Think lush layers of paint, paper, tape, stencils, pen work and more all bound into little bundles of creativity.

We'll start the class by creating rich layers of painted pages. We've only just begun as we step back, revisit our pages and start to think about how we can assemble them into books. Before the tearing and the binding begin, we'll go through and collage our pages (yes, I will show you how to collage them so that when you fold and assemble them you will have pages ready for you to work on.)

After we've finished assembling the journals, you'll step back again and learn techniques for on the go or simple art journaling with minimal supplies.

Supply list tjo bring to class:
an apron, scissors, a small selection of favorite collage ephemera (think about reading this when choosing your images and papers), bone folder, cork back metal ruler, a full roll of paper towels OR old rags, permanent black ink pad (only if you have one), a container for your paint water, 1 to 2" brush to glue and paint (I like chip or bristle brushes) as well as a few, smaller, detailed brushes, a few of your favorite glue sticks (large glue sticks will last you longer), roll of waxed paper OR an old catalog or magazine to glue on (if you don't want to use all of your waxed paper for this.)


Susan Lenart-Kazmer
9:00 - 4:30
Friday June 1

C121 All Things Resin


$ 150  

 

Explore the vast possibilities resins have to offer in jewelry in combination with metal bezels, objects and organic materials.. Learn proper mixing, application, combining and pouring layers and safety tips. This hands on workshop offers many foundational techniques from filling hollow bezel forms with photo text, foil and layering of materials. Add a tassel with wire to complete.

$25.00 Kit paid to instructor at beginning of class includes-
Ice resin, metal bezels, metallic foils, (finished piece with foil) 2 mixed metal bezels, sandpaper, 16 gauge bronze round wire, plastic gloves images

Please bring to class
- round needle and chain nose pliers, scissors, ball peen hammer and small anvil to finish project.
Optional- images or small objects to put in your bezel

I provide Ice resin, images, markers, cups, stir sticks, resin wipes, paper sealants, oil pastel, Tools I provide if needed- drills and drill bits

 


 


Ruth Greening
9:00 - 4:30
Friday June 1

C132 Silver Clay Hinged Container w/Keum Boo Gold Accent


$ 150  

 

This very special piece is not only a beautiful addition to your jewelry it is full of wonderful learning methods that will improve your skills as a metal clay artist. This is not for the person just new to working with metal clay!
Included with this project is forming, hinge construction, carving, proper assembling of dried pieces, firing technique for unusual shapes and of course Keum Boo. And inherent with this type project, it usually gives us opportunity to trouble shoot and repair! You will learn so much and be delighted with your final piece!

Student supply list: Basic metal clay tools (roller, thickness slats, clay knife, small brush, soft brass brush and burnisher) minimum of 25g PMC3 clay, 1mm cord and any accent beads you wish to add. Visual aid and extra lighting are always helpful.

Kit Fee: $35 paid to instructor at beginning of class includes:
24K Keum Boo Gold, the use of consumables, extra tools, PMC Paste, firing and polishing.

The instructor will have extra clay available for purchase if needed.
 


Ruth Chandler
9:00 - 4:30
Friday June 1

C154 Wrap it Up


$ 150  

 

Have you ever thought “I need something to put all my sketching tools in to make it easy to carry” but just couldn’t find the right size or shape? Now you can make your own custom carry- all. The wrap is made from Multi Purpose Cloth. You will learn to paint, stamp, stencil and use rubbing plates to create a terrific inside and then use fabric to make a deconstructed crazy quilt design on the outside. Put it all together and wrap it up with a ribbon and you will have your very own, custom size, everything wrapped up in one great artistic package, sketch carry all.

Supply list
MPC for the size you need (I will be able to help you measure)
Fabric Paint
Rubbing Plates
Stencils
Stamps
Ribbon approx. 2 yards
Thread to match or blend with paint color
Sewing machine that drops it’s feed dogs
Total 1 yard fabric pieces
Misty Fuse
 


Jean VanBrederode
9:00 - 4:30
Friday June 1

C159 Enameled Bib Necklace


$ 150  

 

A combination of enameling techniques merge beautifully in “Made from Scratch: Enameled Bib Necklace.” In this workshop, each student will learn basic torch fire techniques and how to work with basic 80 mesh enamel, liquid enamel, sgraffito (scratching patterns in enamel), wet packing, and necklace assemblage skills. Every student will leave this workshop with a finished enameled bib necklace. Instructions will also include kiln firing instructions.
Beginners are my specialty! 

Kit fee $25 paid to instructor at beginning of class includes:

all materials and equipment necessary to complete this project. Students should wear natural fiber clothing and closed toed shoes. Students may want to bring their own Crop-A-Dial (available at craft stores) and round nose, chain nose, and flat nose pliers. Instructor will have some to share.

 


Anna Marie Oke
9:00 - 4:30
Friday June 1

C176 No Boundaries


$ 150  

 

As I sat in my studio I surrounded myself with products that I so loved to work with!
I started with a 10x20 gallery canvas and started to block sections off with masking tape.. as you can see I brought my piece together with the colours I used.. I will journey with you the various sections and colours I used and we will stamp stencil and palette knife paint our piece together!
We will be using Pebeo products throughout our piece and I will have Pebeo products for sale if you enjoy using them.
I will have a variety of papers and paints that you can choose from!

Students Need to bring:

 usual supplies which should include:
water container, paper towels, one inch flat wash brush if you have one also a #12 flat for oils.

$ 20 dollar supply fee paid to instructor at beginning of class includes:
10x20 Pompeii gallery canvas
misc supplies
Paints/texture/stencils/stamps/ to use.. you may also use my triangle palette knife I will have Stampendous Stamps Pebeo Products, Dynasty brushes and Stencils for sale if you choose.


Lisa Renner
9:00 - 4:30
Friday June 1

C179 Bird Peeps


$ 155  

 

This is a one day mixed media workshop where you will pull out all the creative stops to make a whimsical little creature called a Bird Peep: Little bird bodies designed with “human” personas instead of beaks! Working with polymer clay, inks, paints, wire and other materials you will build your Bird Peep, just bursting with sweetness!
A rudimentary bird-shaped armature quickly takes flight when you cover it with textured polymer clay and highlight with paints to showcase the detail. Experiment with the application of alcohol inks, enjoying their translucency, blend-ability and plethora of colors! They can be combined with other materials available to use in class to achieve a richly layered surface for your bird.
A selection of face molds from the teacher’s personal collection will be available to choose from to use for the face of your Peep. You will be able to optionally glaze the face or leave it a matte finish. Your Bird Peep is designed to stand on its own two legs and the finished size will be approximately 4 to 5 inches tall. You will have the option to give it a sparkly “crown” using beads, and with the hand-formed heart that adorns it will find your Bird Peep simply irresistible. Please join me and let your creativity soar!
Supply List to bring to class:
• 3 or 4 (2 oz each) packages of White Premo Polymer clay OR you can use Sculpey Original White. It comes in a l lb box. You will not use the entire box – I suggest White because it is best suited for what we will be doing. I do not recommend Pearl or Translucent because the same effects are not achievable – just check the color on the package carefully when buying. (Condition clay before class, roll each package into a sheet using the thickest setting of the machine and placed in a plastic bag, each sheet separated by plastic wrap. Search for clay that is squeezable in the package-not too firm!) *If you are not familiar with “conditioning” clay, there are a lot of free tutorials on line if you google “how to condition polymer clay”. If you do not have a pasta machine you can roll the clay out to an approximate thickness of 1/8” after conditioning using a smooth drinking glass.
• Smooth tile or glass work surface (12 x 12 or larger is a good size)
• Chain nose and round nose jewelry pliers
• wire cutters
• gloves and apron
• roll of paper towels

Optional items (but helpful!)
• pasta machine if you have one (Teacher will bring a couple for class to share)
• acrylic rod to roll clay
• favorite texture mats or implements (Teacher will bring some to share)
• clay slicing blade (Teacher will have some to share)
• roll of foil if you want to make your own armature (one comes in your kit)


$20.00 materials/kit fee paid to instructor at beginning of class includes:
 Detailed handout with step-out photos, an armature for the body, pre-cut wire for the legs, materials for crowns, use of face molds, Tools to share: clay blades, needle tools, knitting needles, sculpting tools, texturing implements, inks, paints, metallic gilding pastes, embossing powders, heat tools, colored chalks, glazing mediums, liquid clay, paint brushes, glue, and anything else not listed for students to bring.
 


Jacqueline Sullivan
9:00 - 4:30
Friday June 1

C188 On the Horizon


$ 150  

 

Imposing order in a chaotic abstract work can often be difficult. Remembering the rule of thirds is always helpful when analyzing our work. Within that rule, there are several techniques that we can use to define a horizon line. Whether a low or high horizon line this technique helps to convey a sense of atmosphere and place in abstract works. We'll begin our paintings working with fluid acrylics. Then we'll learn some mark-making techniques, using high flow acrylics to define the horizon lines in the painting. We'll make our paintings on watercolor paper then crop/cut them into 5" x 5" squares and mount them onto cradled boards to stand on a mantle or shelf or hang on a wall.

Kit/Materials Fee $10  (payable to instructor at class time) includes:

Cradled wooden panels
Watercolor paper
Hand outs and more!
Instructor Provided (for use in-class, and to share):

Fluid and High flow paints
Various glues, mediums and sizing
Plates for palettes
Fine line applicator tools
Glue for mounting works

Student should bring:

Acrylic brush - about 1" in width. I like the Golden Taklon brushes. You may want other sizes but this is the basic.
Water container - 16 to 32 oz. plastic
Paper Towels


Tish Reed
9:00 - 4:30
Friday June 1

C200 Introduction to Painting with Oil & Cold Wax


$ 150  

 

If you are adventurous and looking for a medium that is delicious in its playfulness and uses a lot of experimentation then this class is for you! The process is full of fun and surprises as you begin to explore it. Cold wax gives you a feeling of layering and luminosity within your work. In this workshop you will build layers upon layers, then scrape into these layers to create texture and pattern. Each piece is a journey within itself with you as the maestro of this exciting medium!

We will use oil paper, wood panels, oil paints, cold wax, solvents and a variety of tools to play with and discover the joys of each piece you create. There will be techniques in layering, inscribing & mark making with several different items to include oil sticks, graphite and many more. Each piece being fun and exciting. By the time you leave you will have enough information to branch out on your own in your studio to create exciting and beautifully unique artwork.

Materials Fee $10 Includes the following: This fee covers extra items that I will provide during the class.

Supplies Needed to bring  for Class:

Oil Paper and/or wood panels (with black & white gesso already applied) at least 6 total
Oil paints in a variety of colors (an inexpensive package would be fine for the class)
Cold wax medium
Catalyst W-06 rubber wedge (this will become your most important tool)
Apron or shirt to protect clothing
Disposable rubber gloves

I will also provide extra cold wax, additional oil paints, and a variety of texturing tools, brayers, wax paper, oil sticks & more.

Optional items:

Palette knives, skewers, any mark making tools you are fond of, plastic texturing tools used by painters or dry wallers, combs etc…

 

 

 


Saturday - June 2

Erin Keck
9:00-4:30
Saturday - June 2

C102 Pop Top Bead Necklace or Bracelet


$ 150  

 

Find a new use for old bottle caps. How cool is that?
In this workshop students will learn how to create four different style beads using vintage new/old stock bottle caps. Using a metal Disc Cutter, and Dapping block we will transform ordinary metal bottle caps into unique beads that will then be added to chain to make a unique bracelet. As time allows students may make as many beads as they like.
•Kit fee $20.00 payable to instructor at beginning of class includes
Vintage New Old Stock Bottle caps, all jewelry hardware to create beads and bracelet.

• Supplies all students must bring
chain nose pliers, flat nose pliers, round nose pliers, flush cutters,
 


Nicole Austin
9:00 - 4:30
Saturday - June 2

C109 3D Collage Canvas


$ 150  

 

Learn how to create beautiful mixed media backgrounds using a variety of my favorite supplies and techniques to emphasize and highlight your focal image. You’ll also learn how to create gorgeous, layered, colorful collage art paper that you will add to your 3D shapes and make them jump off the canvas! We’ll have fun building up our backgrounds and collage paper with color and texture using a variety of media and techniques such as resists with oil pastels and spray inks, adding layers of color with acrylic paint, mark-making with paint pens, just to name a few! Then we’ll collage onto our 3D wood shapes to give them depth and dimension and bring them to life. We’ll find just the right spot for them on our canvas as we explore balance and space to create a dynamic composition!

Materials fee $20 paid to instructor at beginning of class includes

Unique collage paper pack filled with my favorite vintage, recycled and patterned papers, stabilo marks-all pencil, foam brush Use of shared materials: paint, spray inks, brushes, sponges, mark-making tools, tissue & collage paper, gelli plates, rollers, stamps, stencils, Mod Podge
Supplies Needed to bring  for Class: 

*Two substrates (canvas, wood panel, Gessoboard, MDF board or canvas panel) (My samples are 6”x12? canvas & 8?x8? Gessoboard—think thin, lightweight and easy to pack!)
*Two large wood or chipboard shapes that fit your substrates (i.e., angel, princess, bird, tree, heart, etc. Something that will be a focal image, but not take up the whole surface. It’s okay if there’s paint or images on them, you’ll be painting/collaging over them. This is where I found the bird and girl outlines: https://www.etsy.com/shop/AIHConcepts or you can look at the wood crafts section at your local art store)
*Scissors

Optional items: If you have special stamps, stencils, paint or spray ink colors that you love, bring them but I will have plenty to share.

 
 


Kelly Kilmer
9:00 - 4:30
Saturday - June 2

C116 The Odyssey Journal


$ 155  

 

Who said that you could only make a book using expensive supplies? This is the ultimate class in recycling and creativity! We'll turn trash into a new journal with fun fold out pages.

After we've assembled our book, we'll journey through a plethora of new techniques in painting, collage and art journaling. Think you've seen it all? Eager to get messy and learns something new!  Let's spend all day on our own unique voyage through the world of paint, paper and creative exploration. 

Supply list to bring to class:
catalogs with thick pages and anything with thick/heavy paper that you would want to use as a journal (think old mailers, college brochures, nice catalogs and more. I will have some for you to use. Some folks like to bring their own stash to use up.), an apron, scissors, a small selection of favorite collage ephemera (think about reading this when choosing your images and papers), bone folder, cork back metal ruler, a full roll of paper towels OR old rags, permanent black ink pad (only if you have one), a container for your paint water, 1 to 2" brush to glue and paint (I like chip or bristle brushes) as well as a few, smaller, detailed brushes, a few of your favorite glue sticks (large glue sticks will last you longer), roll of waxed paper OR an old catalog or magazine to glue on (if you don't want to use all of your waxed paper for this.)


Ruth Greening
9:00 - 4:30
Saturday - June 2

C133 Metal Clay Silver Freeform Stone Set Pendant


$ 150  

 

We sometimes have that special stone that requires us to be more creative than just a bezel setting. You can’t fire it in place, so what do you do? Join me in this class for an adventure in creativity and design. You will learn how to create the proper space for the stone and how to build a setting that will allow you to add the stone after the whole firing/shrinking process is complete.
This class requires the student to have a certain comfort level for working with the clay, not for someone that has never worked with it before!

Student supply list: Basic metal clay tools (roller, thickness slats, clay knife, small brush, soft brass brush and burnisher) minimum of 25g PMC3 clay. A lower profile, flat back freeform
stone, please keep the size under 2”x1 ½”. Cord or chain to hang finished piece with.

Kit Fee paid to instructor at beginning of class: $20, includes
use of consumables, extra tools, PMC Paste, firing and polishing.

Instructor will have extra clay for purchase if needed and a small selection of stones for sale.
 


Jean VanBrederode
9:00 - 4:30
Saturday - June 2

C160 Bee Keeper


$ 150  

 

“Bee Keeper” was inspired by a workshop with enamelist Ken Bova at John C. Campbell Folk School last summer. In this Bee Keeper workshop, students will learn basic simple sawing techniques and how to create a variety of extraordinary colors on copper using only 533 liquid enamel. Students will saw out the bee pattern plus the tabs on the back plate. Liquid enamel mixing techniques will be covered along with application and torch firing skills. Students will leave with a finished Bee Keeper Necklace. Beginners are my specialty!

Kit fee $25 paid to instructor at beginning of class covers most materials.

Student Supply List to bring to class
 – Although instructor will have a few tools to share, she recommends that students bring any of the following if possible:
Jeweler’s saw
Bench pin
# 2 and/or #4 saw blades
1.25 mm or 1.5 mm hole punch
Small ball peen hammer
Rivet hammer
Small flush cutters
Magnifying glasses or Opti-visor for close-up work
Eye protection
Dust mask
Apron
Some of these items can be purchased either on http://enamelwarehouse.etsy.com or http://artgirlstools.etsy.com


   


Anna Marie Oke
9:00 - 4:30
Saturday - June 2

C177 Birds of a Feather


$ 150  

 

We will begin our project with a 10x20 gallery canvas by Pompeii...these canvases are So durable to work on and gives us a nice finish.we will finish the edges before we leave to make our piece complete. I will have a variety of papers for you to choose from and we will begin to rip and tear pieces to be decoupaged on our piece.we will be stamping with Stampendous stamps to add touches to our pieces.we will be stencilling our feathered friends on.

Students Need to bring:
usual supplies which includes:
water container, paper towels, scissors, you may bring a 1inch wash brush if you have one.

$20 supply fee paid to instructor at beginning of class includes:
10x20 Pompeii gallery canvas
Written instructions
Photos
Paints /papers/stencils and stamps to use...I will have a selection of Stampendous stamps, My Eye of the Tiger brushes by Dynasty  and stencils for sale if you choose.
This class will give the student an opportunity to explore various mixed media techniques and obtain an eye for color!


Liz Kettle
9:00 - 4:30
Saturday - June 2

C194 Nature’s Whimsy Collage


$ 150  

 

whim·sy
capricious humor or disposition; extravagant, fanciful, or excessively playful expression:

Playing with botanical imagery and a mindset towards fanciful play and a bit of humor will be our jumping in place for this workshop on collage and layering.

Layering is the magical component that brings a collage to life, adds depth, emotion and allows it to tell our story. However, layering does not always come easily. We will explore the concepts of layering: both visual layers and physical layers. We will have a crash course in collage design and composition with a focus on exactly what makes a great collage.

There are so many exciting techniques to use in mixed-media collages. We will learn and play with a few of my favorites while we create a collage or multiple collages in a free standing accordion book using imagery from nature. Techniques will include but not necessarily be limited to, image transfer, thermofax screen printing, ideas for transparent layers and pockets, incorporating paper, lutradur and found objects in your work. I have lots of ideas for embellishments that support your story and of course we have to have a little hand stitching.

This class is textile based and will include a little stitching but artists in all mediums are welcome to play, explore and create with us. We will conquer any stitching fears you have.

 


 


Saturday Eve

Erin Keck
6:30 - 9:30
Saturday Eve

C103 Funky Steampunk Birds


$ 85  

 

Relax and enjoy this easy going, creative workshop.

In this workshop students will learn how to take craft birds and give them a total makeover. By adding embellishments consisting of found objects and mechanical odds and ends we will give our birds a special industrial look and then give them a special perch to sit upon. In class students will create one large and one small bird.

Kit fee $20.00 payable to instructor at beginning of class includes:
2 birds, bases, all embellishments and hardware.

Students need to bring:
lap towel, apron, basic jewelry tools, (chain nose pliers, round nose pliers, wire cutters)


Ruth Greening
6:30 - 9:30
Saturday Eve

C134 Fusing Fine Silver Wire


$ 85  

 

This is a fun quick way to create a beautiful bracelet, necklace or earrings. Learning the art of fusing silver wire rings and to build a bracelet and/or earrings, then texture and polish to a beautiful shine. This technique will lend its self to many other applications.

Materials Fee & List of what is supplied:
$20 includes 4 feet of 16g fine silver wire. Polishing cloth.

Supplies Needed for Class:
Small butane torch w/fuel, fire proof, non-heat transferring fire brick, ball peen hammer, steel block to hammer on. Safety glasses, ruler, small wire cutters and set of small files.


 


Liz Kettle
6:30 - 9:30
Saturday Eve

C140 Silk Papers or is it Fabric?


$ 85  

 

Nothing compares to the lustrous color and feel of silk. In this class, we will create silk paper that is also a fabric! We use luscious hand dyed silk hankies, roving and carrier rods. A wet laminating process allows us to layer fibers to create beautiful ethereal fabrics for embellishment as well as thicker fabric suitable for substrates and vessels. You will have the option of making a small bowl. You will make 4-6 sheets of delicious silk fabric/paper for your fabric and mixed media art. Use these silk papers in collage, as embellishment, journal covers and vessels.
 

Supply fee: $26 payable to instructor at beginning of class includes:
hand dyed silk fibers, textile medium, brushes and add-ins such as Angelina fibers, threads and sequins.

Supplies Needed to bring to Class:

2 yards of tulle netting
small glass bowl (cereal size or smaller) for molding a silk paper vessel (optional)
shallow disposable aluminum pan (cookie or lasagna size)
disposable plastic container - 16oz deli containers work well


Please note that due to the drying time needed, you will leave class with wet silk papers. They do not need to be hung up to dry and can dry flat in the disposable pan.


Deb Prewitt
6:30 - 9:30
Saturday Eve

C158 Playful Abstract


$ 85  

 

Remember when you were a child and laying on the grass watching the cloud formations float by? You were always trying to see something in those wisps – a bird or an elephant or a shoe. This class is reminiscent of that. We will be creating our own formations that we will search for hidden pictures in, or perhaps we will leave them be and just have fun with the abstractness of it. There is no wrong or right way to interpret our mark-making. Just have fun with it!

$10 kit fee payable to instructor at beginning of class will include all your supplies (but you should bring an apron to wear)
 


Lisa Chin
6:30 - 9:30
Saturday Eve

C165 SunLess Printing


$ 85  

 

Creating sunprinted fabric is an easy and beautiful surface design technique, but has it’s limits. In SunLess Printing, surface design artist, Lisa Chin, will show you an easy way to “sun print” in any type of weather, and at any time of day.

Materials Fee $ 10 payable to instructor payable at beginning of class Includes: the following:
Shared use of paint and templates

Supplies Needed for Class:

1 yard PFD (prepared for dyeing) Fabric or white fabric which has been washed and dried without the use of fabric softeners
Iron
Portable Ironing Surface or Flat baking sheet

 

 


 


Doris Arndt
6:30 - 9:30
Saturday Eve

C182 Do Si Do Folder Book


$ 85  

 

Transform plain file folders into a bright, bold and colorful book. The book we create will be back to back, two books in one! Explore the use of stencils, paint and spray with bright colors. The files will get folded to create pockets. We will sew in the pages and tuck tags into the pockets. Decorative tape will finish and embellish any joins as we will merge our two books into one using satin ribbon creates our closures.
$10.00 Materials Fee payable to instructor at beginning of class includes:
folders, paper,use of my stencils, paint, waxed linen thread, needles, sprays and decorative tape.

Supplies Needed for Class: a couple inexpensive 1" paintbrushes, small variety of bright acrylic paints, double stick tape, decorative tape, ruler, awl and cushion, scissors, pencil, bone folder
 


Jacqueline Sullivan
6:30 - 9:30
Saturday Eve

C189 Paper Pizazz


$ 85  

 

Many people have tried paste papers but are not satisfied with the results. This class will help you to learn the proper techniques for making paste papers with a beautiful, smooth velvety finish. These papers are wonderful for binding books, making boxes, backgrounds for stamping and collages. Because we are using a methyl-cellulose paste the surface is great for writing on – making them good for calligraphy projects or beautiful journal pages! Students will work with a limited palette and simple color theories to keep their papers brilliant and beautiful. There will be lots of tools on hand for making various patterns and images in the paste! 

Kit fee– $8 includes:
Sponge Brushes
8 sheets 10” x 13” Arches Text Wove Paper
Course handouts with paste paper recipes and techniques

Teacher will provide for class to share:
Heavy body acrylic paints
Paste
Miscellaneous mark making tools
Containers for paste
Latex Gloves

Supply List needed to bring to class:
2 large water containers – 32 oz plastic
apron
Paper Towels
Any tools you might want to use (optional)
 


Saturday & Saturday Eve

Helen Shafer Garcia
9:00 - 4:30 & 6:30 - 9:30
Saturday & Saturday Eve

C112 Painted Cloth Stories


$ 225  

 

Paint stories on cloth and paper with acrylic inks, liquid acrylics, and markers. Your story will be told with layered color shapes and patterns. Imagine and draw a moment in time with visual and word prompts. Ideas and designs will be talked about which will sustain your curiosity. Once your idea is drawn with guidance we’ll explore color. Acrylic Inks can be painted on cloth beautifully and the result resembles watercolor fusion. We’ll also use water-soluble markers to draw outlines and accents. Painting with liquid acrylics will add edges and details. The surface will be embellished with paper collage and “not so perfect” free motion machine stitching along with added bits of collage and text.

$15.00 fee paid to instructor at beginning of class includes: Acrylic inks, thin collage papers, black and white Stabilo pencils, paper cups, sewing threads.
I’ll bring close up images for reference, and tools to use while we work.

Supply list to bring to class

Brushes: 2 or more round acrylic brushes: #14, #12, or #10
½ to 1 yard white cotton sheeting- Wash and iron before the workshop.
½ inch or larger flat acrylic brush for collage
acrylic matt medium
3 primaries (Quinacridone red, Azo yellow or Hansa yellow light, Phthalo blue red shade or Primary Cyan, white- Golden liquid acrylic colors

palette for your acrylic paints- this could be a paper plate.
Set of 12 or more light, dark, black and white Premier Prismacolor pencils
water container
#2b soft pencil and soft eraser
Bring black and white close up images from a trip such as patterns, plants, faces, cups of coffee, etc. One of my Cloth Stitch stories shows a cup of coffee….this was a special coffee shop that my sister and I would sit at and drink our coffee while eavesdropping other peoples conversations….my sister wrote them down in my journal.
 


 


Lisa Renner
9:00 - 4:30 & 6:30 - 9:30
Saturday & Saturday Eve

C178 About Face: Creating an Abstract Polymer Clay Bust


$ 235  

 

Join me for a polymer clay/mixed media extravaganza titled About Face! In this one-and-a-half-day workshop I will guide you through the steps in creating an abstract polymer clay bust, with the emphasis being on the head and face. Even if you have never sculpted before, no worries! We will use face molds to jump start the sculpting process, (I will have a variety for class use) and from there you shown simple ways to alter and modify the features to individualize the face. (No two faces will look alike!) Plain glass beads will be used for the eyes which you will set in the eye sockets and paint yourself to make your figure look alive, soulful and full of expression.
For the bust, an abstract pod-shaped armature will be formed and covered with polymer clay. A variety of materials can be used for applying color including acrylic paints, alcohol inks, metallic rubs, milk paints, etc. so bring whatever you choose to use. (Teacher will bring alcohol inks). Innovative headwear options, whether outlandish or conservative will put your sculpture in a category of its own so bring your imagination to the table! (There will be headwear examples to see in your handout that can be made from clay but feel free to bring something from home if you wish: Examples: scrap clay for a “turban”, unusual (lightweight) hardware pieces, rusted components, seed pods, rustic wood pieces, etc.)
Skills to be learned include basic anatomy of the face, molding and sculpting, making a simple ear, setting and painting the eyes, application of color to the face and body, adding texture, antiquing and more. By the end of class you will have a basic understanding of facial structure and proportions to add to your arsenal of tips and techniques for future projects.
Working abstractly enables us to take creative liberties with our design and execution, eliminating the stress of achieving perfection, and instead, allows us to embrace our own unique imprint. You will be amazed at what you make!

Supply fee: $20.00 includes: a 4” dowel, head armature, glass beads for eyes, batting, detailed hand-out with step-out photos, use of all materials: face molds, dry release, a few clay shapers and other tools, sandpaper, wire, wire cutters, Dremel, safety glasses, rubber stamps and selected texture tools, Pan Pastels, Metallic rubs, glue, liquid clay, acrylic paints for eyes, some miscellaneous beads, and anything else needed that’s not listed for students to bring.

Students Bring to class:
Polymer clay: Plain, white Sculpey that comes in a 1.75 lb box is recommended for this project. See photo below. It is what I use exclusively for my figures and is extremely malleable, particularly for the head and face, so please bring this type of clay. (You will probably not use the entire box of clay but better to have more than enough than not enough.)
Glass or smooth tile work surface, Pasta machine (no motors!), acrylic rod roller, clay blade, small ball-tip stylus tool
Roll of foil, Roll of paper towels, spray bottle filled with water,
Favorite sculpting tools such as rubber tipped clay shaper and any others you like (I will have some to share)
Acrylic paint in the following colors:
For antiquing: black or burnt umber
For face: flesh colored
For body: any color you choose if using acrylics for the body
For eyes: desired color (Optional because I will bring Blue/green/ violet/brown/gold/copper, and white acrylic paint to share)
Paint brushes: 
a 1” natural bristled brush for antiquing,
a tiny “00” brush for painting eyes,
and a medium sized paint brush of your liking (such as a Filbert) to apply paint to the face and body.
Bring your desired medium for coloring the body: These are only examples!:
Acrylic paint in any color(s) you like
Milk paints (gives a “bisque-type” surface feel)
Pan Pastels and soft dry brush for application (I will have some colors you can use but if you have special desired colors, bring them).
Teacher will bring alcohol inks and metallic rubs as an option
Small jar to fill with water for washing paint brushes

Texture tools/implements: (Suggestions: rubber stamps large grit sandpaper, sanding screen, sea shells, bamboo skewers, etc. - anything with texture (I will bring some things to share)
OPTIONAL: but handy to always have on hand: wire cutters, jewelry pliers (round and chain nose),
OPTIONAL: small cutters such as Kemper, old jewelry parts to embellish the body of the figure, beads, buttons, colorful pearls, crystals, chain, metal components, scrap clay for headwear (a turban for example), anything extra with which you wish to embellish your figure.

 

 

 

  


Sunday - June 3

Erin Keck
9:00 - 4:30
Sunday - June 3

C104 The Rustic Mica Journal


$ 150  

 

In this workshop students will learn about several ways to use the mineral Mica. The techniques of altering this amazing mineral makes it a perfect addition to many crafting projects. During the class students will
construct a small scrapbook style journal which they will incorporate pages of their altered mica. Although the finished Journal in itself will be quite a nice piece to leave with, it will be the knowledge students will acquire in the uses of mica that will be the true addition to their art world.

$25 Kit fee includes:
Mica, metal, miscellaneous hardware and tools needed to complete the project. Extra images and text to choose from.

Students will need to provide:
apron, lap towel, chain nose pliers, ruler, metal file, sharpie, small flat screwdriver, scissors, 10 pieces of cardstock cut to 3” X 3” size. 7 Images to fit 2.5” X 3” (these can be old text, photos, ect…) , 1 cover image measuring 1.5” X 2”.




 


Helen Shafer Garcia
9:00 - 4:30
Sunday - June 3

C113 Watercolor Pencil Animal Cracker Journaling


$ 150  

 

Drawing animals is a delightful way to practice techniques with these pencils. Besides, animal faces can just make you laugh! Watercolor pencils are great for journals and for traveling. Colors become vibrant and yummy when water is applied to the paper surface. The effects range from smooth to textural with effortless brush strokes. We’ll also add some textures with stencils for a great mixed media effect.
Pressing down pure color on paper leads to endless good vibes. We’ll combine watercolor pencils and water-soluble pens while learning clever user -friendly ways to draw. Now you can figure out what to do with those pencils that have been lying around your worktable! My drawing methods will ease those ever so present inhibitions about drawing lines and shapes.
Supplies provided by the Instructor: I will provide photo references, stencils, sponges, battery operated pencil sharper, and other tools to use while we work.
Supply fee $5.00 payable to instructor at beginning of clas includes:
Tombow pens, paper text for collage. Matt medium, acrylics

Supply list to bring to class:
2or more round watercolor brushes: #8,#12, #10 or #14
Water container
9” x 12” (or larger) 90 weight paper (or heavier) journal for watercolor or mixed media.
I recommend Strathmore Hardbound 400 Series Watercolor Art Journal, Stillman & Birn hot press watercolor book –Zeta series spiral bound, or Canson Mixed Media XL Pad
#2b pencil
Faber Castell or Micron Permanent fine tip ink pen- black or dark color
Set of Watercolor pencils – 10 or more colors- recommended brands:
Faber Castell Albrecht Dürer, Prismacolor , Derwent Inktense , Caran D’ Arche Supracolor.
Note: other cheaper brands will not give the same brilliance of color. I don’t want you to be disappointed!
 


Kelly Kilmer
9:00 - 4:30
Sunday - June 3

C117 Inner Voice: A Conversation in Art Journaling 


$ 155  

 

In this special workshop, not only will you construct a new and unusual journal with pages that flip, fold and pull out in ways you never thought possible, but you will dive deep onto the pages. You will combine layers of paper, paint and more to form your own artistic voice on the page. Learn how to push, pull and coax ideas on the page. Learn how to express yourself with layers of paper, paint, pens, stencils and much, much more. You will have a conversation in color, pattern, shape, design, text, texture and more using mixed mixed techniques on the pages of your new journal.

Supply list to bring to class:
an apron, scissors, a selection of favorite collage ephemera (think about reading this when choosing your images), bone folder, cork back metal ruler, roll of paper towels OR an old rag, permanent black ink pad (if you have one), 1" brush to glue and paint (I like chip or bristle brushes) as well as a few of your favorite smaller detail brushes, a few of your favorite glue sticks (large glue sticks will last you longer), roll of waxed paper OR an old catalog or magazine to glue on (if you don't want to use all of your waxed paper for this.)
 


Ruth Greening
9:00 - 4:30
Sunday - June 3

C143 Hobbitats & Fairy Homes


$ 150  

 

If you build it they will come! Building these tiny little fairy homes is so fun and inspiring, and who knows? Maybe you will get new tenants! These lovely little homes make great pendants or you can attach them to a base and build a whole fairy village!
Not only will you have fun but in the process, learn about forming metal clay, dry construction, carving and wire insert. Proper firing and patinas will also be covered.

Kit Fee without clay: $20 payable to instructor at beginning of class includes
forms, finishing materials, firing and patina and PMC paste for construction

Student Supply List: At least one 28g PMC+ or one 25g PMC3 (enough to build 2 small houses, basic PMC tools ( PVC roller, #3 round brush, small sharp knife (scalpel). A chain or cord to wear finished piece.

Suggested extras; extra clay if they want to build more houses, PMC3 Syringe is helpful.

PMC3 clay will be available for purchase at market price if students are unable to bring their own.

 

 


 


Ruth Chandler
9:00 - 4:30
Sunday - June 3

C155 Bohemian Woven Quilt


$ 150  

 

Everyone remembers weaving strips of construction paper in kindergarten right? This class will use that simple technique using fabric, lace, and ribbons, to create a wonderful woven piece that will surprise you with its simplicity, and intrigue you with all the little extras that are added after the weaving. Ruth created her sample using soft colors and romantic lace, but the weaving can use any color or fiber.

Kit fee: $20 Includes:

foam core board, threads for hand stitching, needles, stabilizer.

Supplies to Bring:
5 total yards ribbon, lace, fabric strips
20 in sq. cotton batting
Pins
Any little charms, buttons, etc. you would like to add to piece
 


Jean VanBrederode
9:00 - 4:30
Sunday - June 3

C161 Branching Out


$ 150  

 

Some things are just better in Black & White! BRANCHING OUT enameled pendant combines metalworking techniques along with enameling and jewelry design to create a stunning black and white tree pendant. In BRANCHING OUT Enamel and Copper Pendant Workshop, you will learn how to create an enameled copper design using a torch, vitreous enamels, and liquid enamels and how to master the ancient art of Sgraffito (scratching). In my BRANCHING OUT workshop, you will learn how to create a one-of-a-kind enameled pendant necklace that will have people asking, “Where did you get that?” You will be able to proudly say, “I made it myself!” You will leave with a finished necklace. Beginners are my specialty!

$25 Materials fee payable to the instructor includes
 a selection of enameling colors, and use of equipment.

 Pre-cut copper shapes in various sizes
~ dapping block
~ Instruction sheet with photos, design ideas, and supply resources
~ Sanding block
~ Disposable dust mask

Use of the following:
~ Dimpling pliers
~ Texture tools/hammers
~ Copper wire
~ a variety of chokers for student use

Additional materials provided by instructor:

~ Drill press or hand punch
~ Map gas torches
~ Tripods, firing baskets, racks, tweezers, etc.
~ Clear, black, and white enamels
~ Water pan
~ Liver of sulfur or other patina
~ Various tools – hammers, files, bench blocks, pliers, chisels, wire cutters, brushes, etc. to share
~ Work station tiles
~ Extra kits and supplies
~ Large doming tool
~ enamels – liquid and 80 mesh standard enamel
~ Scratching tools


Supplies Needed  to bring for Class (instructor will have a limited number of tools to share, but I recommend that you bring your own):
~ Metal shears
~ Needle & chain nosed pliers
~ Small hole punch (1.8 mm or 1.5 mm)
~ Chasing or ball peen hammer
~ Texturing hammer (s) – optional
~ Scratching tools
~ Eye protection 
~ Jeweler’s saw, bench pin, and # 2/0 or #4/0 blades
~ Metal files – small set is fine
~ Notebook; pencil
~ Bench block and pad for hammering
~ Several small, soft, pointed paint brushes
~ Bead(s) or charm(s) to hang at bottom if desired; instructor may have a few to choose from
Optional items – Magnifying visors or glasses for close-up work. Here is one source: http://tiny.cc/bDHp6

 


Lisa Chin
9:00 - 4:30
Sunday - June 3

C166 Bojagi Fusion


$ 150  

 

NOTE: Sewing Machine Experience Required

We will have 5 machines available for this class if you are traveling. Please contact glenny@artandsoulretreat.com to reserve a machine. If you live locally, please bring your machine and let us know so we can reserve for others!

Bojagi Fusion is a blend of fabric collage and classic Bojagi piecing. Spend the morning with surface design artist, Lisa Chin, creating one of a kind fabric using fibers, fabrics and ephemera. These unique fabrics will then be cut and pieced by machine similar to a traditional Korean Bojagi.

Materials Fee $30 payable to instructor at beginning of class Includes:
Hand Dyed Silk Organza
Miscellaneous fibers and ephemera
Misty Fuse (fusible web)

Supplies Needed for Class:
½ yard hand dyed and/or solid-ish cotton fabric
½ yard dyed silk organza
Coordinating machine thread
6”x24” quilting ruler
Rotary cutter
Self healing cutting board
Fabric scissors

Optional items:

Ribbons
Angelina
Flat Ephemera
 


 


Anna Marie Oke
9:00 - 4:30
Sunday - June 3

C178 Captured Memories


$ 150  

 

This vintage looking birdcage will warm your heart as memories of days gone by will come to light!  We will begin with a 12x12 gallery wrapped canvas and start to size tissue paper for our background.  We will be using Stampendous stamps and build our background We will be using a Pebeo Products like Vitrail,creme relief and Pebeo mirror effect to bring our birdcage to life. We will use a palette knife to work our texture to form a floral! We will fully complete our piece for home even the sides of canvas!

Students Need to bring:
 usual supplies which should include:
water container, paper towels, one inch flat wash brush if you have one also a #12 flat for oils.

$ 20 dollar supply fee paid to instructor at beginning of class includes:
Canvas
Pattern packet
Tissue paper
Paints/texture/stencils/stamps/ to use.. you may also use my triangle palette knife I will have Stampendous Stamps Pebeo Products, Dynasty brushes and Stencils for sale if you choose.


Doris Arndt
9:00 - 4:30
Sunday - June 3

C183 Book of the Highlands


$ 150  

 

This delightful tome fits wonderfully in the hand or in the pocket for those walks in the Highlands. Using beautiful papers, rich fabrics and silk ribbons we will create our books. Stonehenge paper will be torn down to size to give soft edges to our pages. Images of the Highlands will be provided to collage and enhance your pages as well as paint. Antique Mother of Pearl buttons will be provided for closure on your book, The supplies you need are few as the essentials are provided. In the morning we will focus on crafting our books allowing us the afternoon to collage and embellish. We will explore pop outs and cut outs on our pages as well.

$15.00 kit fee payable to instructor at beginning of class includes:
for the papers, pre-cut boards, antique button and use of silk ribbons, paints, matte ModPodge and images.

Student need to bring:
scissors for cutting out images, favorite adhesive (I will have ModPodge and some glue sticks), glue/paint brush, pencil, ruler and an awl with a cushion (like a soft mouse pad or thick fun foam)

 


Jacqueline Sullivan
9:00 - 4:30
Sunday - June 3

C190 Acrylic Textural Painting


$ 150  

 

This class is about building a painting layer by layer. Students will start painting with thin glazes of acrylic paint and then begin adding additional layers of textures and paint. Texture will be formed in many ways including use of miscellaneous acrylic media and various household items. Together these ingredients create a richly textured painting. Jacqueline will use her knowledge gained in her training as a Certified Artist Educator for Golden paints to help students develop an understanding of how to make many different acrylic mediums work better for them in their art work. Design qualities of an Abstract Painting is an integral part of the class. There will be a short discussion on color theory. Each student will receive extensive handouts with instructions and color photos for the various techniques that are covered in the class. Students will receive individual attention from the instructor, guaranteeing that their painting is a unique work of art.

Teacher will provide for class to share:
Fluid Acrylic Paints
Various glues, mediums, pastes and grounds
Cheesecloth and other household materials for texture
Tissue Paper
Lace Paper
Extensive handouts
Plates for palettes
Stencils
Many tools

Supply List Needed to bring to class:
Stretched canvas no smaller than 12” in any direction and no larger than 24” in any direction
Acrylic brushes – an assortment of favorites including a 1”flat. I like the Golden Taklon brushes (no sponge brushes please)
Water container – 16 to 32 oz plastic for rinsing brushes