Minneapolis 2017 Art and Soul Workshops

Workshop Details

Wednesday - April 26

DeAnne Olguin Williamson
9:00 - 4:30
Wednesday - April 26

M207 Soul Stories ~ Vintage Art Journaling


$ 150  

 

In this class you will learn how to journey within to discover your own soul stories and personal expression. Art journaling is a way to connect more deeply with your truth. In your art journal, you will combine writing with art in a way that will feel more meaningful than doing just one or the other. Art journaling in a group atmosphere creates deep connections and heartfelt support. Spontaneity is the key factor for creating authentic expression. We will collage, stamp, write, paint, layer, drip, stencil and draw and there will be a few surprises along the way. You will learn how to alter a vintage book to use as your art journal. We will also use vintage magazines, vintage photos, dress patterns and old newspapers as elements in our art journal. We will uncover our stories and express them visually.

$20 materials fee paid to instructor at beginning of class includes:
Vintage book to be altered as art journal and vintage ephemera.

Supplies Needed to bring for Class:
• Acrylic paints, container for water, paper towels or/and rags
• Wax paper to use as page dividers
• Paint brushes, very wide to very thin
• Scissors
• Matte Medium (adhesive) by Liquitex or Golden or Matte/soft gel
• White Gesso
• Black Gesso
• Two Tim Holtz Distress Ink pads, two colors of your choice (more colors, optional)
• Fine point permanent black pens (Sharpies, Microns, etc.)
• White Gell pen: Uni-ball Signo or Gelly Roll by Sakura
• Ephemera: Personal images and scraps of paper, papers you love (in 1 gallon
ziplock bag)
Additional items needed will be provided by me.
 


Liz Kettle
9:00 - 4:30
Wednesday - April 26

M220 Rust and Stitch: Marks from Nature


$ 150  

 

I have a fascination with things that are aged, showing the patina of time. I even have a collection (pile) of rusty stuff that my family refers to as the Rust Garden; A much better term than pile of rusty trash.
In this workshop we will explore how to create marks on fabric and paper using rusty treasures and perhaps some other gifts from nature.
$20 Supply fee payable to instructor at beginning of class includes: 

Supplies to bring:
Fabrics: fabric-white and light colored prints, vintage linens, lace all work well. No more than 2-3 yards total

Needles-hand stitching (I prefer chenille needles) and favorite threads including normal sewing thread, floss and perle cotton.
Paper: papers that can handle some water such as cotton rag, watercolor, older book paper
Any rusty things you have on hand. If you are flying don’t worry about this. We will have plenty to share.
 


Carol Nelson
9:00 - 4:30
Wednesday - April 26

M239 Metals & Mixed Media


$ 150  

 

TThis class is about incorporating the look of metals into abstract compositions. You will learn to prepare, and use, in an abstract painting, materials such as embossed aluminum foil, hammered wire, metallic glue gun shapes, rust paper, mirror paper, metallic paints, and metal embellishments. You will learn about texture techniques, proper supports, and methods of attachment for metal elements. Expect to create one or more paintings.

Materials Fee: $20 payable to Instructor at class time includes:
Modeling compound
Gel Medium, soft or regular
Reusable stencils
Aluminum and copper wire
Iron paint and activator
Metal leaf
Parchment paper
Selection of metal embellishments
Yes paste and/or E6000
Red rosin paper

 Supply list students should bring:
 Acrylic paints in your favorite colors – Carol uses (and strongly
recommends) Golden Fluid Acrylics. Carol’s must have colors are Quinacridone
Nickel Azo Gold, Turquoise Phthalo, Quinacridone Magenta, Carbon Black, and
Titanium White

Supports – 2-3 cradled wood or MDF panels in sizes 8x8, 10x10 or 8x10
No larger sizes, PLEASE. Stretched canvas OK, but a solid wood
surface works best.
***Please gesso wood supports before class****
Heavy duty Reynolds aluminum foil
Glue gun and glue sticks (if you have one, or we can share)
Selection of brushes, small palette knife, spray water bottle, paper
towels, scissors, palette, etc.


 


Susan Rossiter
9:00 - 4:30
Wednesday - April 26

M243 Chicken Painting for the Soul


$ 150  

 

In this class I’ll show you from start to finish how I create these diverse, eclectic chickens. We’ll start with a basic chicken and incorporate some favorite artists’ styles and techniques. How would Picasso paint this chicken? How might Klimt or Modigliani finish this chicken? I’m going to provide some interesting suggestions and samples to inspire you and demonstrate my own specific techniques for drawing, painting and adding the finishing touches and tiny details- Combined with your own style and tastes you’ll go home with a fantastic piece and stretch your skills just outside of the box coop!
You’ll have freedom to use your favorite mixed media products and to use the provided examples of various chicken types and many artist styles in any combination. I’ll work with you as much or as little as you need to complete your piece. Feel free to email with questions susan.rossiter@yahoo.com

$15 payable to instuctor at beginning of class includes:
Handout with photos for inspiration, Mixed Media papers, pencils, Use of some of my favorites: Derwent Inktense and Prismacolor Pencils to share, tape and micro brushes

Supplies Needed to bring for Class:
Favorite acrylics set and brushes
White Gel pen, black fine point pigment pens 005, 001 and reading glasses if you wear them!
Images from artists who inspire you (optional)
 


Leslie Blackford
9:00 - 4:30
Wednesday - April 26

M259 Creative Character Lamp


$ 150  

 

Creative a unique one of a kind night light by using a glass globe or vessel  covered with translucent polymer. We will use simple sculpting techniques to make unique work of are that will be a wonderful conversation piece with a whimsical glow .

Supply list-
Pasta machine
Clay blade
Needle tool
Super glue
Baby wipes and paper-towels

Kit -$ 40 Includes -
globe
Electric clip light with cord
Bulb
Clay
Ink
Paint
Glass eyes and embellishments
 


Erin Keck
9:00 - 4:30
Wednesday - April 26

M280 The Shoe Cobblers Journal


$ 150  

 

Learn Metal Etching and Leather Tooling In The Same Class.
 In this workshop students will be constructing a journal made from Sole leather that is used for making shoe soles, thus the name of this journal. We will cover an introduction to working with leather and leather dyeing. Students will learn the art of metal etching using Ferric Chloride. We will learn my hinge design that allows us to add paper to our journals. Each Student will leave with a finished 5”X7” Journal and a wealth of knowledge.

Class Materials fee: $30.00 payable to instructor at beginning of class includes:
Leather, Copper, Hardware, Etching Solution, All other materials needed to work with.

Students will need to provide: apron, lap towel, chain nose pliers, round nose pliers, metal file, Tin Snips, Wire cutters. 15 pieces of 90lb. Water color paper cut 10” X 6.5”
 


Wed EVE

Carol Spohn
6:00 - 10:00
Wed EVE

M253 Scarves to Dye For


$ 100  

 

Students will dye one 8” x 54” silk scarf using a product that requires no heat setting. In the second half of the class we will paint a Hydrangea on one of your dyed scarves with So-Soft paint. Additional scarves will be available for purchase. No painting experience necessary for these very professional looking scarves. This is a fun filled class. No stress!

Students to bring: A black Micron pen or other waterproof black pen, a #12 and ¾” flat or angle brushes, a #5 round brush, pallet paper, paper towels, and most important, your creative spirit and willingness to try something new.

$20 supply fee payable to instructor at beginning of class includes:
silk scarf, use of Colorhue Dyes, Decoart SoSoft fabric paint, instructional packet with photo and line drawing, misc. supplies and a whole lot of fun
 


Deb Prewitt
6:30 - 9:30
Wed EVE

M265 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
6:30 - 9:30
Wed EVE

M273 Enchanting Kantha


$ 85  

 

Kantha stitching is found in Indian Textiles and like Japanese Boro and American Quilting, was born out of the need to 'make do'.

In this workshop we will be working with a variety of sheer fabrics to create a luscious surface to stitch. Sheers will be pre-fused so students can spend the workshop designing, fusing, and stitching their sheers onto a cloth or felt substrate. Students will use embroidery thread to create linear Kantha-style stitchery. The result will be a lovely textile piece that can be used in a wide variety of projects!

Student supplies: bring embroidery thread if you have it, thimble, and needle-threader if you use one. 


Kit fee $20 includes; sheers, base, and some embroidery thread! All we need is YOU!


Erin Keck
6:30 - 9:30
Wed EVE

M281 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)


Thursday - April 27

Liz Kettle
9:00 - 4:30
Thursday - April 27

M226 Texture Rules!


$ 150  

 

Are you looking for some great new techniques to add texture and interest to your collages? Let’s turn up the heat…tools that is. In this workshop you will create lots of great texture with heat embossing, distressing and impression techniques. Next, we enhance our designs with some sparkle and shine using foil. We will add some stamping, stitching and spackling to the mix to create beautiful collages full of texture, texture and a bit more texture.


Supply fee: $25 payable to instructor at beginning of class includes:
Lutradur, Tyvek, fusible web, use of instructor’s stencils, foam, foil and adhesive, paints, papers, stamps, hot tools, and pigment powders

Students should bring:
• scissors
• 3 to 4 fluid acrylic paint in your favorite colors. Alternative coloring material options to bring are acrylic inks, Inktense pencils, oil pastels, walnut ink etc. Bring what you have....no need to purchase something new unless you are looking for an excuse. :-)
• container for water and assortment of paint brushes
• embroidery floss or perle cotton and chenille needle (instructor will have limited quantities)
• favorite papers, book pages
• fabric bits, lace, buttons, paper flowers or other embellishments
• heat embossing gun

If you have any questions don't hesitate to contact me. lizkettle@textileevolution.com

 

 


 


Kitty Miller
9:00 - 4:30
Thursday - April 27

M231 Celebrate Endangered Animals


$ 150  

 

In this class you will collage layers of ephemera onto your birch artist panel or wood panel you choose, and you will learn to paint the animals and backgrounds, and layer with tons of supplies and techniques to create a stunning one of a kind pieces of art that are not only beautiful they are educational, timeless and true conversation starters. They are statement pieces. In this class anybody will be able to accomplish this with the aid of the instructor.
This class is limited to 15 people and will fill up fast.

Supplies needed to bring to class:
small scissors
1 8x10 artist birch panels (if you do not wish to bring Kitty will have for sale in class)
A few paint brushes including:
flat shader, a 1” brush for matte medium and gluing, a couple of round brushes and just a few you are comfortable with

Optional Supplies:
A craft dryer
Any paper ephemera or images you wish you use
(Anything you want to print to use must be done on laser printer and not ink jet printer) and for this class images can be just printed on regular paper
You can bring scrap book papers, wall papers, book pages, any paper ephemera you like, but do not feel you need to you will be provided plenty in your ephemera packets

Class Kit Fee payable to instructor at beginning of class ($30 without wood panels) ($40 with 8x10 Birch panel) includes

Paper Ephemera and images
use of Matte medium, Golden Fluid Acrylic and High Flow paint, Inktense pencils, Posca paint pens, Indigo Flitter Glue and Gold Leafing, Gesso, Stencils,Paste, DecoArt Mixed Media Misters and Heavy Body Traditions artist Paints, DecoArt Texture , Caran D’ Ache Neo Color II Pastels, Bleeding Art Tissue Paper, Rubber Stamps, Stayz On Ink Stamp Pad,
DecoArt Acrylic Gloss Finishing Spray and Varnish, Blue Painters Tape, Deli Paper and Tracing Paper, Sharpie, White Gel Pen, Tim Holtz and other Printed Tissue Papers


Carol Nelson
9:00 - 4:30
Thursday - April 27

M240 Make Your Abstracts Sing


$ 150  

 

Color theory is a complex subject. Color and value are important fundamentals for every painting, especially in abstract work. In this acrylic abstract workshop, we will do 2 or 3 paintings, each with an increasingly complex color palette. We will learn how use of a color wheel simplifies the process of color selection. Tired of mud? Learn how to choose colors that sing.

Materials Fee: $10 payable to instructor at class time includes:
Large selection of specialty papers
Laser printed numbers and letters
Modeling paste or Texture compound
Mats
Color Wheel
Gesso

Supply list for students to bring:
1 or 2 cradled wood panels – 10x10 or 9x12 ONLY. We will mount our paintings on the wood panels for a beautiful finished look.
Several 9x12 inch sheets 140 lb watercolor paper – the 9x12 wc Artist’s Loft pads at Michaels are good.
Brushes suitable for w/c and acrylic (no bristle brushes).
Spray water bottle, Paper towels, Palette, Scissors, Water container
Gel medium gloss, regular
Polymer medium
Acrylic paints in your favorite colors – Carol uses (and strongly
recommends) Golden Fluid Acrylics. Carol’s must have colors are Quinacridone
Nickel Azo Gold, Turquoise Phthalo, Quinacridone Magenta, Carbon Black, and
Titanium White
 


Leslie Blackford
9:00 - 4:30
Thursday - April 27

M260 Blackbirds, Ravens & Crows


$ 150  

 

Spend the day making blackbirds raven and crows ! In this class we will explore several different ways to make these beautiful birds. From polymer clay. Theses techniques can be applied to making a variety of wearable art or used in many other ways.

Kit fee $25 payable to instructor at beginning of class includes:
Clay
Findings
Cording
Glass eyes
Paint

Supply list to bring:

Pasta machine
Work surface
Needle tool
Clay blade
Baby wipes


Deb Prewitt
9:00 - 4:30
Thursday - April 27

M267 Zen Gems


$ 150  

 

Imagine making jewelry on paper (no hammers or torches or drills needed). In this class we will explore creating our own beautiful Zen Gems and then learn how to incorporate those into our Zentangle® Inspired Art. There are numerous ways to create the Gems and we will experiment with several methods during class, including using colored pencils, watercolor pencils, markers, Inktense pencils, and Twinkling H20s. Each student will find the method that they love best and then use it to create a beautiful piece of art.
An Intro to Zentangle basics class is recommended but not required. We will review some basics during the class, but will primarily focus on the creating our beautiful Gems.

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 $15 payable to instructor at beginning of class includes:
use of instructors supplies (papers, pencils, markers, blenders, etc), as well as the supplies you need for the class to create your own Gems art.
All supplies are included, however feel free to bring any of your own favorite pencils, markers, blenders, etc that you may want to use.


 


Erin Keck
9:00 - 4:30
Thursday - April 27

M282 Creative Techniques with Metal


$ 150  

 

Have you ever wanted to know how to create unique patterns and designs in metal?
In this informative workshop students will be instructed on several techniques used to make interesting designs in copper and brass.  The following techniques will be explored along with a few cold connections and basic jewelry skills:
 Creative Techniques with Metal
 Chemical Etching Creative Techniques with Metal
 Texturizing Creative Techniques with Metal
 Color Embossing Creative Techniques with Metal
 Word Stamping Wire Wrapped Beads and Sliders
During each process we will be creating several pieces that we will in the end be using to make a beautiful bangle bracelet.  Each student will leave with a finished bracelet and a wealth of knowledge to use in future metal creations.

Students should bring basic jewelry tools, (chain nose pliers, round nose pliers, and wire cutters) if they have them.
Apron and lap towel.

Kit fee $30 payable to instructor at beginning of class includes:
everything needed to make the bracelet


Thursday EVE

Susan Rossiter
6:30 - 9:30
Thursday EVE

M244 Felted Flower Rings


$ 85  

 

This class is a great introduction to felting because we’ll be covering a little bit of everything- wet felting, needle felting, and a variation of a very cool technique called “Upwolfing” courtesy of the amazing Irene Van Der Wolf. We’re working with a nice, big, colorful selection of beautiful alpaca and silk fibers, wool roving and glittery angel hair. You’ll be able to choose any colors you like to make 3 rings- enough for you to wear and share. If you have any questions: Susan.Rossiter@yahoo.com
The process is fun and the end result is a cool statement ring- you’ll have fun explaining how you made it to admirers!

Materials Fee $20 payable to instructor at beginning of class Includes:
wool, silk and alpaca fibers, use of felting tools, Band-Aids, ring blanks, gloves, adhesives and handout with felting instruction, references and resources

Supplies Needed to bring for Class:
2 towels
 


Nancy Sacco
6:30 - 9:30
Thursday EVE

M247 Sterling Silver Swirly Bracelet Cuff


$ 85  

 

This bracelet always brings compliments to the wearer! You will learn how to make this beautiful piece of wearable art using sterling silver wire that you will cut, form into graceful swirls, then solder together using a small butane torch and silver solder. A printed pattern with cutting measurements is included, to be used as is or changed to suit your fancy. Your finished bracelet will then be tumbled to an amazing shine.


$20 Material fee includes:

14 gauge sterling silver wire
Sterling silver solder

All tools and equipment.

*Some tools or equipment may have to be shared.

 

 


 


Erin Keck
6:30 - 9:30
Thursday EVE

M283 Etched Secret Message Capsule


$ 85  

 

In this workshop students will be creating a unique necklace which can hold a secret message.  Using bullet shell casings and ferric chloride we will etch designs into our capsules. Students may also create a pair of bullet shell earrings if time allows. Each student will leave with a Secret Message Capsule Necklace

Class Materials fee: $15.00 includes:
 Bullet Shell Casings, jewelry findings, beads, etching solution, Sayzon Inks, Rubber Stamps.

Students will need to provide: eye protection, apron, lap towel, chain nose pliers, round nose pliers, small metal file, wire flush cutters.
 


Thursday Eve & Friday Eve

Carol Spohn
6:30 - 9:30
Thursday Eve & Friday Eve

M256 Blue Abstract


$ 150  

 

This abstract painting is all about creating texture and negative painting. The step by step instruction enables beginner and experienced painters to complete a successful painting. We will be using a wet into wet technique to create the under painting and create various textures as the watercolor dries. Negative painting will be used to create interesting geometric shapes. Each time I paint this piece it turns out different and that is a good thing. Yours will be your own unique piece of art. I expect most paintings to be about 80% completed in class.

Students to bring:
• 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.) I will have Scharff brushes for purchase if you choose.
• Pencil and ruler
• White watercolor pencil
• Compass to make circles, if you have one
• Hair dryer is helpful, but not necessary.
Easel or support for substrate

$15 supply fee payable to instructor at beginning of class includes:
• Written instructions and color photo
• Arches 140 lb cold press watercolor paper (15” x 11”)
• Mijello Mission Gold paints used in this painting
• Moo Eraser
• Foam plate/pallet for watercolor paint
• Spray paint and metallic acrylic paint
• Various papers to create texture
 


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

M274 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.
 


Friday - April 28

Caitlin Dundon
9:00 - 4:30
Friday - April 28

M212 Photo Transfer Butterfly Blocks


$ 150  

 

Create 2 lovely Photo Transfer Butterfly Blocks in this full day class. Begin your day learning how to use Transfer Artist Paper – one of the best methods to work with photos in your artwork. TAP works on paper, fabric, wood, even polymer clay, glass metal and mica. For this class we’ll practice transfers onto watercolor paper, muslin and deep cradled birch wood blocks using beautiful butterfly images and flowers. Transfer Artist Paper is a specially fabricated to work with inkjet printers and is transferred to your substrate using a hot, dry iron with almost magical results. We’ll also work with gesso and acrylic paints to create painted backgrounds, work in some patterns with stencils, handmade marks in gesso and paint, and optional hand drawn touches. Work with sandpaper to sand back layers and add thin layers of paint over your background and your photo imagery with paint and acrylic glazing liquid. And finally we’ll finish our artwork with water based varnish.

Students should bring:
Water container, paper towels
Brushes (1” and ½” flat, plus some small pointed brushes for detail work)
4 fl. oz. of white gesso (can be shared)
3-4 colors of acrylic paints (instructor recommends Golden fluid or heavy body)
palette/paper/plate
makeup wedges
X-Acto knife
Scissors

optional: permanent ink pens like Sharpies, Pitt/Micron pens, China markers, flower or pattern stencils

 kit $20 payable to instructor at beginning of class includes:
2 unfinished birch wood blocks (6” x 6” x 1.5”), watercolor paper, muslin, butterfly and flowers printed onto Transfer Artist Paper, plus tools and supplies to share: irons, acrylic paints, black gesso, acrylic soft gel, ink pens and High Flow inks, acrylic glazing liquid, stencils, China Markers, Pitt Pens


 


Liz Kettle
9:00 - 4:30
Friday - April 28

M221 Fabric Journal Love


$ 150  

 

Some Sewing Machine Experience Required. We will have some beginning sessions on learning how to use the machines throughout the retreat.

I adore fabric journals. They are so nice to hold in your hands and so beautifully unique.  I have made fabric covers for most of my purchased journals and sketchbooks but in the last couple years I have delved deeper into the art of creating my own hand bound journals so I could get the paper I wanted in the size I wanted. In this book I solved the annoying problem of having to drag a pencil/pen case along with your journal.

We will create this enticing journal from start to finish in this class. Don't fret about not being an expert stitcher! This textile journal or sketch book is stitch and book beginner friendly. If you have any questions e-mail me at lizkettle@textileevolution.com

$15 kit fee payable to instructor at beginning of class:
for Multi-Purpose Cloth, zippers, hand dyed twill tape and Fusible web.

Supplies to bring:

Assorted fabrics for your cover and zip bag

Sewing machine in good working order. Don't forget all the attachments and power cords. Free motion capability preferred but not mandatory. Sewing machine: in good working condition and the ability to drop or cover the feed dogs.

We will have machines available if you are traveling. Please contact Glenny or Liz (lizkettle@textileevolution.com) to reserve a machine. 

Thread to match your fabrics

Mixed media paper such as Strathmore or Canson. 20 pieces cut to 14" x 11" or your favorite book paper

Bone folder, straight awl, self-healing mat or cardboard scrap, binder clips

1 piece of card stock 3" x 11" (can be scrap)

Waxed linen thread and size 18 or 20 Chenille needle (available at artisticartifacts.com)

Ribbon, sari silk, or cord for wrap

Large button


Kitty Miller
9:00 - 4:30
Friday - April 28

M232 One Fish, Two Fish and an Ode to Whimsey


$ 150  

 

Come join Kitty Miller and jump into the world of underwater fantasy and fun. In this class you will learn a multitude of mixed media techniques, painting and collage. You will create a vibrant and beautiful background and paint some fun fish and friends to inhabit them.

The only supplies required for this class are the canvases you wish to create on and a variety of Paint brushes and stencil bushes. If you have a craft dryer that may be handy to speed up drying in between wet layers.

The rest of the supplies and paint will be provided by Kitty included in your $20 supply fee.

The canvas sizes are up to you, you can bring one larger canvas or a few small ones. Whatever you wish to create your underwater worlds and fun on.

 $20 class kit fee payable to instructor at beginning of class includes:
Golden High Flow and Fluid acrylic paints
DecoArt acrylic paint sprays and misters
Posca and Molotow Paint Pens
Stencils
Ranger Dylusion Paint Pots
99% Isopropyl Alcohol
Paint Palette
Paper Towels
Cup for water and brushes
Gold Leafing and Glue
White Signo Uni Pen
Collage Elements
Matte Medium
Stickles
 


Carol Nelson
9:00 - 4:30
Friday - April 28

M241 Extreme Abstraction


$ 150  

 

We’re going to extremes with this abstract collage workshop. First we’ll make several of our collage elements, such as marbled paper, Tyvek, plaster of Paris stones, and clay sculpted accents. We’ll add voluminous textures to our substrates. Carol will discuss the importance of color, composition, texture and tonal values in making eye-stopping abstracts.
Our substrates will be extreme – no squares or simple rectangles. Carol will supply each student with a wood substrate with a minimum ratio of 4:1 (height:width). Learn the one element you can add to your abstract that will vastly increase its appeal to your collectors.

Materials Fee: $20 payable to Instructor at class time includes:
4x16 wood substrate
Modeling/texturing mediums
Plaster of Paris
Caulk
Red rosin paper
Tyvek
Air dry clay
Large selection of specialty art papers
Use of instructor’s stencils

Supply list for students to bring:
YES paste (Michaels) or E6000 or PowerGrab, or Loctite (tubes available at Home Depot)
1 can shaving cream (not gel)
Golden Fluid Acrylic paints. Carol’s must have colors are Quinacridone Nickel Azo Gold, Turquoise Pthalo, Quinacridone Magenta, Carbon black, Titanium white
Polymer medium gloss
Gel medium, regular or soft
Small jar of white gesso
Your favorite brushes suitable for acrylics and watercolor – no bristle brushes
Water container, spray water bottle, palette, paper towels
Squeegee from the Dollar Store
3 -4 foam plates
Texture tools for drawing patterns in modeling compound
Any collage ephemera you may have (optional)
Small disposable plates for transporting mediums to your table


 


Leslie Blackford
9:00 - 4:30
Friday - April 28

M261 Modern Relics


$ 150  

 

 Use real pieces of Native American arrowheads to create an animal inspired piece that looks like it may have been unearthed 100s of years ago.

Kit $35.00 payable to instructor at beginning of class - includes (most supplies other that tools
Clay
Liquid clay
Authentic artifact
Ink
Glass beads
Other goodies

Supply list to bring - basic polymer clay tools ,

Blade ( optional we can share)
Pasta machine
Needle tool
Work surface
 


Janice Richie
9:00 - 4:30
Friday - April 28

M280A 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


Fri AFT

Erin Keck
1:30 - 4:30
Fri AFT

M284 Trash To Treasures - Creating Vintage Collage Jewelry


$ 85  

 

In this informative workshop students will learn to take scraps of vintage broken jewelry and design and create new trendy pieces. Using jewelry scraps along with vintage decorative buttons and other embellishments we will create some unique eye catching pieces. Students are urged to bring scraps of their own, however there will also be a treasure chest of junky jewels to choose from. Come enjoy this fun and informative workshop.
Kit fee $15.00 payable to instructor at beginning of class is for supplied jewelry findings.
Scrap pieces will be priced individually for purchase in class.
 


Friday EVE

Susan Rossiter
6:30 - 9:30
Friday EVE

M245 Happy Hour Scribble Flowers


$ 85  

 

This class integrates three Mixed Media basic fundamentals: Collage, Mark Making and Negative Space Painting. Once you start making these crazy scribble flower paintings you won’t want to stop. Join me for a fun evening with music, paint, papers, pencils, wood panels and 3 hours of Mixed Media awesomeness!
Bring your soft gel and a drink and I’ll bring the rest! You’ll leave with 3 paintings and some instruction on how to save your images and turn them into greeting cards using your computer. Feel free to email with questions Susan.Rossiter@yahoo.com

Materials Fee $20 payable to instructor at beginning of class includes:
Shared collage papers and tissue, Prismacolors Pencils, acrylic paints, hardwood panels
Supplies Needed to bring for Class:
Soft gel medium

 


Nancy Sacco
6:30 - 9:30
Friday EVE

M248 Fine Silver De-Vine Bracelet


$ 85  

 

You’ll enjoy wearing this feminine fine silver bracelet with every outfit you own! Using a small butane torch you’ll have fun learning how to “draw a bead” on fine silver wire to form perfect spheres of gleaming silver. You’ll also learn how to fuse this remarkable silver material to make small rings which will attach your bracelet links together. Finish your bracelet with a handmade toggle closure. After you complete this beauty, it will be put in a tumbler to polish it to a sparkling shine!
This project is especially good for all skill and experience levels.

Supply List $15 includes:
14 gauge fine silver wire
18 gauge fine silver wire

All tools and equipment. 

*Some tools or equipment may have to be shared.

 

 

 

 


 


Deb Prewitt
6:30 - 9:30
Friday EVE

M268 Introduction to Zentangle® Renaissance


$ 85  

 

The Zentangle® Method is intuitive, fun, relaxing, destressing, meditative, mindful, and increases focus and attention. And you can’t do it wrong!!!
This class is all about using the beautiful Renaissance Tiles to create your art. The Renaissance class is based on the Renaissance era drawing technique known as Chiaroscuro. We will be inspired by that style of drawing in combination with the Zentangle method. We will learn patterns that lend themselves to this style, and how to create your shadow/highlight effects using various pens, pencils and chalks.
A Basics class is recommended prior to taking this class, but is not required.
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 $15 payable to instructor at beginning of class covers all supplies needed in class.
Kit includes: pens, pencils, chalk, blending stumps, tiles, and a bag to keep everything in. And probably chocolate – because we always need a treat!


Erin Keck
6:30 - 9:30
Friday EVE

M285 Return of the Vintage Tin Art Babies


$ 85  

 

Sit back, relax, and have fun creating little people from old discarded objects.

In this enjoyable workshop we will be exploring our creativity as we turn vintage tins into Art Dolls. Students will learn the construction of these dolls as well as their embellishments. Each student will leave with one or two finished art dolls.

Kit fee: $20 materials fee payable to instructor at beginning of class includes:
 for each tin and head kit. 
 Antique Bisque Doll heads, tins, wire, all embellishments.

Supplies Needed to bring for Class:
 jewelry chain nose pliers, round nose pliers, wire cutter, apron and lap towel


Saturday - April 29

Kitty Miller
9:00 - 4:30
Saturday - April 29

M208 Birds of a Feather


$ 150  

 

In the Birds Of A Feather class we will cover a 5 x 7 to 8 x 8 wood panel in book pages, tissue papers, interesting papers paint, stencil and stamp then adhere a bird and paint in feather, eye, beak and other details. You will carry the painting skills you learn into everything you paint.

In this one day class you will learn to look at birds differently and to find details to paint to make them pop. Before long you will be able to draw and paint them free hand if you keep practicing.

We will completely finish one bird in class and possibly have time to start another one. I generally work on a couple at a time as I am waiting for various stages of drying.

I use Fluid and High Flow Acrylics, Fluid Matte Medium(syrupy sounding when shook), fine lining and small brushes, stencils, rubber stamps, and more and will have a bunch for you try included in your class supply fee.

$20 supply fee  for use of  High Flows 

Class supply list
2 Wood Panels 5 x 7 to 8 x 8 ( try a couple different sizes)
The following 1 oz Golden Fluid Acrylics
(Green Gold)
(Phthalo Turquoise)
(Van Dyke Brown Hue)
(Nickel Azo Gold)
And a couple of your favorite colors
(Don't worry I will have a bunch)
Paper Ephemera
(Favorite quotes, sayings, book pages, dictionary pages, encyclopedia pages, favorite printed papers.
I will have a bunch to choose from
White Signo pen
Black micron pen pen xs tip 005
Small scissors,
1 small container of fluid matte medium (syrupy sounding when shaken)
A variety of brushes you like to use. Bring a small detail brush, round brush, flat brush and liner as well as one for matte medium like 3/4 inch or 1 inch
 


Jenny Doh
9:00 - 4:30
Saturday - April 29

M209 Oil Painting by Heart: Magical Portraits


$ 150  

 

ALLA PRIMA WITH PHOTO REFERENCES
The method I will teach is classificed as "alla prima" or (wet on wet), also known as "direct painting." In this workshop, we will use reference photos of potraits. With these references, I will show you how I prepare my substrate and then how I create overall strokes to plan the face and then fill in details in a manner that captures the essence of the face, and not just the likeness.

SUPPLIES AND ORGANIZATION
I will share details of my supplies and my organizational methods, as well as tips on how to draw accurately, and the fundamentals of colormixing. I will also share finishing methods that I consider the final magical moments of portrait painting.

LESS ABOUT INTUITION, MORE ABOUT ACCURACY
Though intuition is an element that each of us will use in the class, this is not a typical "intuitive" painting class where anything goes. It is more of a technical class where we observe deeply, measure accurately, put on strokes of paint that are as true to the colors and values of our subjects. We will discuss concepts of realism, while aiming for magical reaism, where we look within to make adjustments to the paint that we transfer from our brushes to our substrates, to make real, the vision of what we are painting and how we want our painting to look.

EVOLUTION
With each of my painting workshops, I come to the class more evolved, with new insights gained from my continued painting journy. I come with a commitment to share all that I know, and to help each participant take that knowledge and use it to paint soon and often, if so desired. I usually try to convey everything in one packed day. Because the nature of this workshop is so dense and technical, taking both days may serve you well (if you want to) as you take the day in between to digest and then gear up the following day to do it again, to start getting in the habit of painting soon and often.

SUPPLY LIST to Bring:

  • Reference photos of people's faces. If you have the photo on your smart phone, please print that out on a standard sheet of paper. If you have an old family photo, take a photo of that photo and print it out. Photos with high contrast (lights and darks) is recommended. Also, if you are able to bring both a color version and a black&white version, that would be great. If you don't have a photo, I will have many photo references that you can use.
  • 2 or 3 Ampersand Gessobord (cradled or flat): Some of the sizes that I like using are 6 x 6, and 6 x 8 inches. I also sometimes use 5 x 7, and 8 x 8 inches. Make sure the bords do not have canvas texture or any texture to them. Just the smooth ampersand gessobords.
  • 1 small palette knife
  • Paintbrushes: DO NOT bring a bunch of brushes that you know are not good, hoping that somehow magically they will perform well for you. There is no such magic. If you look at the bristle on your brushes and they are fraying or if they have no firmness, or they emit little particles when using them, you will be fighting the brushes throughout the entire class session. Please do not bring them. Bring one good small and one good medium ... leave the rest of them at home. :-)
  • Robert Simmons Titanium, Bright size 1 or 2 (very small: I use these all the time)
  • Robert Simmons Titanium, Flat size 2 (a good small that I use all the time, especially to draw)
  • Robert Simmons Titanium, Bright size 4 or 6 (medium: you don't need both. I probably use the 4 more than the 6)
  • Robert Simmons Titanium, Bright size 10 (large: a good brush)
  • Larger (optional): I have these large brushes you can use at the very end of class for a specific effect that you may or may not want to try. However, if you are interested, these are the large ones that I use:

Blick Mega Flat and/or Filbert Natural Bristle Brush, size 30

Trekell Hog Bristle Bright 400B, size 12
Other optional brushes: I really also like the Shiraz short filbert brushes by Rosemary & Co. I use sizes 2, 3, and 4. These are not required but good brushes to add to your collection.

  • Palette or palette paper (I like to use this glass palette with a white piece of paper placed underneath. If I don't have this palette with me, I like to use white palette paper. I will have extra palette paper if you need to use mine.
  • Panel Holder (optional): Though it is possible to paint on gessobords without these holders, painting WITH these holders will make a world of difference in terms of ease. If your gessobord is 6x6 or 5x7, you can get the smaller size. If it is 6x8 or 8x8, you will want the larger size.
  • Paper towels, apron, two small jars with lids, and baby wipes

Kit Fee $15 payable to instructor at beginning of class: This fee will cover provision of walnut oil medium, mineral spirits, and paintbrush cleaner and all oil paints for each participant. Given that oil paints and mediums are expensive and challenging to travel with, this will allow participants the ease of just walking into class with a gessobord and brushes, ready to paint. It will also give participants the experience to use colors and make decisions on which ones to invest in, to start building a palette, for the lifelong oil painting journey.


Liz Kettle
9:00 - 4:30
Saturday - April 29

M222 Magical Stitches


$ 150  

 

Stitching and beading on silk ribbons and fibers lighter than air seems impossible but these ephemeral thread lace embroideries are quite simple to create…but, shush...let’s keep that little bit to ourselves and let everyone think we have special fairy stitching talents. In this class we will create these magical embroideries with free motion sewing machine stitching and simple hand embroidery stitches. This class is suitable for beginners and up. Even if you have hardly done any free motion sewing you can do this. 

Kit Fee: $5 includes:
the special water soluble stabilizers you will need.

Supply List: Choose your favorite color palette to work in

Fibers: silk, wool or acrylic loose roving fibers or bulky yarns

Fabrics: Optional, you may want some small pieces of silk, linen or cotton fabric to add to your piece.

Thread: You will want a variety of threads to choose from; cotton, rayon, polyester, metallic, holographic. You do not need all of these different types. Bring all the threads you have in your chosen palette and we can share too. Bring threads that will blend as well as contrast with your fibers and fabrics.

Yarns: A selection of medium and fine yarns, woven yarn tapes, narrow ribbon, and heavy threads in your chosen color palette. You do not need one of each type I listed. The Oliver Twists “Two of a Kind” packs give you a great assortment to play with.

Needles: Large chenille needle for hand stitching and size 90 embroidery needle for machine work.

Sewing machine: in good working condition and the ability to drop or cover the feed dogs.

We will have machines available if you are traveling. Please contact Glenny or Liz (lizkettle@textileevolution.com) to reserve a machine.

Scissors: small pair for trimming threads and yarns
 


Deb Prewitt
9:00 - 4:30
Saturday - April 29

M228 Mixed Media Mandalas


$ 150  

 

Mandala designs are popping up everywhere. The meaning is from the Indian language Sanskrit, which means “circle”. The definition version of a Mandala, is a graphic symbol (circle or square) containing concentric geometric forms symbolizing the universe. I love the meaning, but more importantly, I love the art form of creating them. In class we will put a twist on the traditional , and create Mandalas from paper and fabric.

Materials Needed

• Fabric scraps, favorite colors
• Paper scraps from book pages, telephone books, maps etc.
• Gel Medium (can be shared)
• Several colors fluid acrylics or textile paint, plus black and white
• Embellishments such as embroidery floss, beads, etc.
• Any stamps, ink or other design elements from your stash

If you wish, I can kit the materials for $25. This fee does not include gel medium or paint. Please email me at least one month before the retreat.


Nancy Sacco
9:00 - 4:30
Saturday - April 29

M249 Bezel Set Stone Ring


$ 150  

 

Wear this sterling silver and stone ring every day if you enjoy having compliments paid to you on a regular basis. You will make it to fit your finger perfectly and you’ll select a stone that you know will capture your fancy each time your glance happens to fall on it.
In this class you will learn how to cut out a backplate to complement the stone of your choice, then hammer or stamp a design on it as you like. You will learn how to set a stone cabochon of any size or shape in a silver bezel and you’ll be shown how to greatly reduce any chance of melting your bezel during the soldering process. You will be taught how to solder sterling silver using silver solder and a small butane torch, known in cooking circles as a crème brulee torch. You will file and polish your piece so that all of the components look flawlessly joined. When your ring band and setting have been soldered and tumble polished, you will set your stone securely using special tools that will be provided to you during the class. 
All tools, equipment and materials are supplied in this class. There is nothing else to purchase or bring.
All experience levels welcome. Must be at least 17 years. As we will be using torches, please tie back long hair, wear closed toe shoes, and do not wear loose flowing sleeves.
Kit fee $65 payable to instructor at beginning of class includes:
Sterling silver sheet metal
Sterling silver for the ring band
Fine or sterling silver bezel wire
Selection of stone cabochons

 


 


Sunday - April 30

Caitlin Dundon
9:00 - 4:30
Sunday - April 30

M213 Inktense Birds Journal


$ 150  

 

Both a techniques class and a project class, we’ll be creating a beautiful loose leaf journal of bird illustrations while learning how to work with fantanstic Inktense blocks and pencils. Inktense (made by a British company Derwent) can be used dry like pastels or colored pencils, become soluble with water, but are permanent when dry. They are called “ink blocks” and have vibrant ink-like color. These blocks and pencils are more vibrant than plain watercolor pencils and a lot more versatile. Students can create their own color guide with single colors as well as combinations of colors for reference. We’ll play with layers of shaded washes, spritzed, stenciled and even stamped color. Starting with simple washes on unfinished surface, we’ll build techniques and layers as we go from bird to bird, working with rubber stamps and positive and negative stencil techniques with Inktense blocks too, as well as details and shading with pencils. Learn how to apply two colors in one brushstroke! We’ll even combine with gesso to create more painterly images. Work with simple bird silhouettes, draw your own birds or work in another design of your choice. Create a story book of the same bird or different bird designs (provided) to practice different techniques for this wonderful Inktense workshop. 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:
assorted brushes (size 4, size 6 pointed round, ½ inch flat, ¾ inch flat)
8 oz. white acrylic gesso (can be shared with a friend)
baby wipes, paper towels, water container
mini mister bottle
X-acto knife
pencil
ball point pen

optional: bird or pattern stencils or alphabet stamps, Inktense blocks and/or pencils, Pitt or Micron pens

Kit fee $20 payable to instructor at beginning of class includes:
Faber Castell Mixed Media Journal Boards (12 pages - 6 inches by 6 inches square)
binder rings
3 Inktense blocks for each student
Use of additional colors Inktense pencils and blocks
Paper blender sticks
Makeup wedges
Black gesso to share
Toothpicks
Graphite transfer paper and tracing paper
Bird shapes and Alphabet Lettering
Stencils and rubber stamps to share




 


Liz Kettle
9:00 - 4:30
Sunday - April 30

M229 Collage Love Notes


$ 150  

 

Sewing Machine Experience Required. We will have some beginning sessions on learning how to use the machines throughout the retreat.

I love working in collage because I get to combine paper and fabric and stitch….three things I love working with. In this fabric collage quilt project you will learn how to use correspondence, poetry or book pages, art papers, stamps, stencils and also use a few unexpected materials in unique ways. I will share two of my favorite ways to transfer images and a few of my favorite embellishing techniques. I will share with you my top tips for great collages too.

What do you love? A special person? Trees or flowers? Your grandma’s favorite tea cup? Your love note collage can be about a favorite person, pet, place, thing or it can even be something totally imaginary.

You have flexibility on the size you will work. I suggest 12" square or 11" x 14". Some of my samples are in an accordion book format. That is more than we can complete in class but I am happy to share how I create them. 

Supplies to bring:

• Matte medium and small chip brush, water container and paper towels
• Ephemera such as art paper, paper napkins, tissue paper, used dried tea bags, book pages, postage stamps, etc. If you don’t want to use originals you can photocopy them. Check to make sure the ink you use doesn’t run when wet. Thick scrapbook papers are not a good option.
• Fabrics, ribbons, lace or trims that relate to your theme
• Several fluid acrylic paint colors that relate to your theme, also black and white. Alternative coloring material options are acrylic inks, Inktense pencils, oil pastels, walnut ink etc. Bring what you have....no need to purchase something new unless you are looking for an excuse. :-)
• Favorite stamps and stencils related to your theme (Instructor will bring some)

$20 supply fee due to instructor covers: muslin, backing, stabilizer, fusible web, and use of instructors stencils, thermofax screens and ink.

If you have any questions don’t hesitate to write and ask: lizkettle@textileevolution.com


Susan Rossiter
9:00 - 4:30
Sunday - April 30

M246 Come Up and See My Etchings


$ 150  

 

Printmaking has been around for hundreds of years. This class uses some traditional printmaking techniques combined with some non-traditional ideas. Neat, perfect illustrations or rustic shabby renderings- it’s up to you. Since we only have 1 day we’re going to focus on Dry Point Etching, Intaglio printing and Monoprints. We’re using AKUA products which are non-toxic and clean up with soap and water.
You’ll see how the plate is prepared with a beveled edge and then you’ll etch your design or image, learn how to ink and wipe the plate, prepare the printmaking papers and use the Pin Presses. We’ll create several editions of your etching. While the Intaglio prints are drying, we’ll work on some monoprints and I’ll show you some of the finishing techniques I use. You’ll have several of the same print to hand color with watercolor washes, pan pastels, Prismacolor Pencils, Derwent Inktense Pencils and more…Finally, you’ll sign and number your prints. I’m providing some samples for inspiration and you’ll see how no matter what your skill level you can make fantastic prints to take home and frame or share. If you have any questions: Susan.Rossiter@yahoo.com

Materials Fee $35 payable to instructor at beginning of class includes:
Printmaking papers, Inks, paints, Use of printing press, tools, brayers Handout with lots of traditional printmaking info.

Supplies Needed to bring for Class:
Stylus (Blick sells them for about $7-$8)
Folders or envelopes to separate and take your prints home to dry
 


Nancy Sacco
9:00 - 4:30
Sunday - April 30

M250 Swirly Pendant with Bezel Set Stone


$ 135  

 


Carol Spohn
9:00 - 4:30
Sunday - April 30

M258 Baby Its Cold Out Out There


$ 150  

 

An Introduction to collage and watercolor.
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:
• 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, flat brushes sizes #4 and #8 to paint checks. I will have Scharff brushes for purchase if you choose.
• Pencil and ruler
• Collage Materials: 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 fee payable to instructor at beginning of class $18 includes:
• 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
• White and black acrylic paint
• YES Paste by Gane Brothers & Lane
• Charcoal powder
• Moo Eraser

 


Ruth Chandler
9:00 - 4:30
Sunday - April 30

M275 Vintage & Romantic 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
 


Janice Richie
9:00 - 4:30
Sunday - April 30

M278 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 $20.00 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?)
 


Erin Keck
9:00-4:30
Sunday - April 30

M287 Pop Top Bead Neckace 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,
 


Sunday EVE

Liz Kettle
6:30 - 9:30
Sunday EVE

M223 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

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.

Supply fee includes hand dyed silk fibers, textile medium, brushes and add-ins such as Angelina fibers, threads and sequins.


Susan Rossiter
6:30 - 9:30
Sunday EVE

M246B Watercolor Fish Zone


$ 85  

 

Using micro paintbrushes is not for everyone- for me, creating a small pattern and filling in all the tiny details is meditative and relaxing. Add a small group of nice people and some music and I could paint all day. If you like getting lost in repetition, you’ll love this class. This is a fun class whether you’ve been drawing fish all your life or if this is your first time.
These little fish start out with a basic shape and then we add features and patterns with ink and watercolor to make them unique. I’ll have lots of fish examples for reference or you can bring your own images. I’ll guide you step by step to create a detailed watercolor fish painting you’ll want to take home and frame. If you have any questions: Susan.Rossiter@yahoo.com

Kit fee $15 payable to instructor at beginning of class includes:
handout, watercolor papers, use of pigment pens, pencils and micro-brushes

Supplies Needed to bring for Class:
Watercolor set and favorite brushes
White Gel pen, black fine point pigment pens 005, 001 and reading glasses if you wear them!

 


Sunday & Monday - April 30 & May 1

Jenny Doh
9:00 - 4:30
Sunday & Monday - April 30 & May 1

M210 Painting by Heart


$ 295  

 

For Beginners and Those Who Want to Begin Again

FEELINGS
How do you feel when you look at the canvas and consider the process of painting? Is it possible for you to conceive of a way for that feeling to change and evolve? If so, how might you go about getting your feelings about the painting process to evolve ... anywhere from slightly to radically different?

INTUITION
Just like I would never hand over a sewing machine to someone who has never sewn and say "follow your intuition and just sew," I also think that guidance with paints and related materials are needed to get a person to feel comfortable with the painting process, before we engage our intuitions.

DAY 1
On the first day, I will demonstrate and teach numerous ways to help you manipulate and apply paint onto canvas so that you can build up layers, causing the canvas to transition from a "young" canvas to a "mature" canvas. The first part of this class will move quickly on purpose, to get you to stop over-thinking and simply try the methods out quickly, so that we don't develop emotional attachment to the marks prematurely, as we work with two canvases simultaneously.

Later in this first day, as we have started to digest the methods and as we potentially discover new ones together, we will rely more on our intuition as we each make decisions, solve problems, and wrestle with the resounding "what next?" when it comes to building layers on a canvas.

DAY 2
On the second day, we will embark on either leaving our canvases abstract or having them project a conceptual image. To do the latter, we will work on how to observe our canvases, and how to coax out concepts that the canvases may be projecting out to us through the marks that we have made. I will also demonstrate methods of how to deliberately place a concept onto the canvas, regardless of what the canvas might be saying. To leave a canvas abstract, I will demonstrate more fine-tuning methods that add polish and details that help an abstract work feel "done."

Both days, we will discuss many topics that will strengthen our fluency in the language of painting and art-making. We will discover the joy and power of expressing our unique perspectives through the wondrous world of painting.

SUPPLY LIST (each person should bring):
• 2 stretched canvases: 18 x 24 inches is a good size that can fit in large suitcases, or something close to that size. If you are local and you feel like going larger, like a 30 x 30, please feel free to do so.
• Acrylic paint in assorted colors. I favor Golden paints, both in Fluid Acrylics and Heavy Body acrylics. Make sure you include black, white, red, blue, and yellow. And throw in a few others that you just really love. (I also favor heavy body acrylics by Holbein.)
• Acrylic inks: my favorites are Golden High Flow acrylics. FW Artist Acrylic Inks are also good. Black and white are good ones to start with.
• Paint palette (no need for anything fancy. A cookie sheet or paper plates work great.)
• Paintbrushes in assorted sizes. (I like these. Filberts and flats for sure in several sizes.)
• Palate knife (or two or three): there are lots to choose from.This is a pretty good one that lots of people start out with. Pick one that feels right to you. Eventually, you'll probably want to get several but you'll learn to use the one you get during class.
• Baby wipes
• Sketchpad or journal and pencil that you can write in and do practice drawings in.
• Fineline Precision Applicators (gauge 20)
• Derwent Inktense Pencils (If you can get just one INK BLACK pencil, that's all you need.)
• Apron
• Plastic jug for water

I look forward to working with you as we move paint around in ways that help each of us strengthen our skills, our intuition, our problem-solving skills, and most importantly, our audacity to express each of our unique selves.


Kitty Miller
9:00 - 4:30
Sunday & Monday - April 30 & May 1

M233 Paint, Splash & Play


$ 295  

 

Thought portraits were beyond your capability? Want to experiment in color and layers of rich texture and fun. Then come join Kitty Miller in this fun two day class where you will make marks, use stencils and unique tools, You will splash, paint and spray and just have a ton of fun the first day. The second day you will develop your vibrant rich background into a complete painting with the aid of stencils and drawings.
Even if you have never painted before you can do this Kitty makes it easy!

The only supplies you need to brings are:
Canvas size 11x 16 or as large as you wish, you are the one that has to transport it and a variety of paint and stencil brushes.

Kit fee $25 payable to instructor at beginning of class  includes:
(All the paint you will use)
Golden High Flow, Fluid Acrylic and Heavy Body Paints
Ranger Dylusion Paints
DecoArt Mixed Media Paints and Misters
99% Isopropyl Alcohol
Stencils
Paint Pens
Signo Uni White Gel Pens
Gold Leafing and Glue
Matte Medium
Collage papers (if desired)
Paint Palette
Cup for water
paper towels
Images
 


Monday - May 1

Caitlin Dundon
9:00 - 4:30
Monday - May 1

M214 Spontaneous Painting


$ 150  

 

Spontaneous Painting is a great lesson in habit, bravery and learning to listen to your inner voice. Whether you are completely new to acrylic painting or need to break through your artist’s block and really start creating - this workshop will help you fill page after page with color, brushstroke and mark making. Learn methods to let go of preconceived notions about what to paint and how to paint and allow spontaneous magic to happen as colors interact. Learn acrylic painting techniques like dry brushing, washes, buffing, blending, sponging, scumbling, sgraffito, sanding back and glazing. We’ll work with Catalyst tools for texture and moving paint from one piece to another and use our tools at hand for stamping and making marks as well. Students will work with gesso and acrylic paints, but are welcome to add in other favorite media or work with stencils. We will come away with several spectacular spontaneous finished acrylic paintings on paper.

Students should bring:
Water container, paper towels
Brushes (1/2 inch and 1 inch flat)
1 8 oz. jar of white acrylic gesso
3-4 colors of acrylic paints (instructor recommends Golden heavy body)
Qty 6, 9 x 12 sheets of Arches Aquarelle or Fabriano or other watercolor paper, 140 lb. hot press 
palette paper or paper plate

optional: Catalyst wedges, old credit cards or plastic paint spreaders, stencils

 kit $10 payable to instructor at beginning of class includes:
Additional colors acrylic paints
Acrylic glazing liquid
Acrylic matte medium
Black gesso
Toothpicks, candy apple sticks
Also: Sandpaper, Catalyst wedges, and Paint spreaders to borrow




 


Liz Kettle
9:00 - 4:30
Monday - May 1

M224 Delectable Paper & Cloth w/Gelli Plates and Screen Printing


$ 150  

 

Discover the delights of creating your own unique papers and fabrics with a combination of gelatin plate mono-printing and screen printing. Gelatin plate printing is a fun and easy method of mono-printing that results in surprises and delights. We will use both the traditional gelatin plate and the Gelli Plate. Create unique textures and patterns using found objects (aka-junk), stamps, stencils and resists or masks. Screen printing uses a fine mesh screen to create graphic images on fabric or paper. We will explore thermofax screen printing techniques to create beautiful layers of design. We use some of the same found objects, stencils and resists to create a one of a kind delectable cloth or to layer on top of our gelatin printed fabric.

Class supply fee of $25 covers

paints and tools, gelatin plates and screens.

Supplies to bring
The only thing you need to bring is 2-4 yards of PFD fabric or washed and ironed muslin. (actually ironing is not necessary if you don’t want to) Mottled or patterned fabrics work too. Give those ‘what was I thinking when I bought that’ fabrics a new life!
Bring some sheer fabric if you like!
An assortment of papers such as watercolor, tissue paper, vintage, book, maps, etc
Wear paint clothes or bring an apron.
Gloves if you use them
Table risers if you are local and/or driving and have them.


 


Nancy Sacco
9:00 - 4:30
Monday - May 1

M251 Spinner Ring


$ 150  

 

Please join us for a few hours creating this lovely sterling silver spinner ring. You will learn how to form and torch solder (using a small butane torch) sterling silver sheet metal into a ring that will be custom sized to your finger, how to make the spinners, and learn the secret of how to keep the spinners from falling off the ring band! After your piece is complete, you will tumble your beautiful custom ring to a glorious shine! Customize your ring by choosing to make a straight or wavy edge on your band, leave it smoothly pristine, hammer it for a cool faceted look, or choose to decorate it using metal stamps of your choice. Then select the metal or metals you want for your spinners. So many choice—so little time!

$20 Materials Fee includes:
20 gauge sterling silver sheet metal
16 gauge sterling silver wire
16 gauge bronze wire
16 gauge copper wire
Gold filled patterned wire and 14K gold solder (for an additional kit fee of $10)
Sterling silver solder

$30 fee if you choose gold filled patterned wire for the spinner

All tools and equipment.
*Some tools or equipment may have to be shared.
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Carol Spohn
9:00 - 1:00
Monday - May 1

M262 Large & In Charge


$ 100  

 

This painting is painted in a traditional watercolor manner with scrubbing off to create the soft highlights. No previous watercolor experience is necessary. All levels of painters will complete a successful painting using the step by step directions. A line drawing is used so no drawing is required. The finished size is about 7” x 10”.

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.
• A box of pop up tissues is necessary (like an inexpensive brand of Kleenex)
• Hair dryer is helpful, but not necessary


Materials included in $18 supply fee payable to instructor at beginning of class
• Written instructions, line drawing and color photos
• Arches 140 lb. Cold Press paper with designed traced on it
• Mijello Mission Gold paints used in this painting
• Foam plate/pallet for watercolor paint
• Tape, masking fluid and other misc. supplies.


Ruth Chandler
9:00 - 4:30
Monday - May 1

M276 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
 


Erin Keck
9:00 - 4:30
Monday - May 1

M288 Lets Chime In


$ 150  

 

As enjoyable to look at as it is to listen to.
In this workshop students will be creating a Sun Catcher Chime that will sound as beautiful as it looks. Using found treasures the chimes will be cold connected. Balance in both the physical and visual sense is the key to creating this project. Each student will be able to complete a Chime using charms that we will be creating together in class. This is an amazing piece that pictures can not do justice.

Class Kit Fee $50.00 payable to instructor at beginning of class includes:
All found objects for your chime including, Vintage faucet handle, Antique Doll Head, Glass door knob, crystals, glass bottles, old and new jewelry pieces, all cold connections, chain, wire, metal tags, various found objects that are unique to themselves.

Student needs to provide:
Apron, lap towel, round nose jewelry pliers, chain nose pliers, flat nose pliers, small metal file, old wire cutters. (not good jewelry cutters, the wire will damage small fine cutters.)