Portland OR 2018 Art and Soul Workshops

Workshop Details

Sunday Feb 11

Ruth Chandler
9:00 - 4:30
Sunday Feb 11

P215 Waterfall Vest


$ 150  

 

NOTE: 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!

Come and create a one of a kind waterfall vest using repurposed tablecloths or any 60 inch wide fabric. This vest makes a fashion statement that will have you grabbing it often as you go out the door! The fabric can be any you choose, cotton, silk, wool, or knits. The only fabrics that will not work are the heavy home decorating fabrics used for upholstery (they are too heavy and will not drape well). Think outside the box and let your imagination decide your choice.
All you need is a tablecloth or length of fabric that is at least 60 inches wide and at least 36 inches long. The length of the fabric will determine how long your vest will be. Ruth used a 60x 72 tablecloth for the long length but if you prefer a shorter vest a shorter length will work also.
One of the reasons we hesitate to create our own clothes is the lack of a good fit. Ruth will show you how to make your vest perfect for YOU. You will go home with a pattern and some terrific tips on how to adjust patterns to give you confidence to create more garments for yourself.
Embellishments, such as lace, trim, stitching, beads, etc. can always be added to make a statement, so if you want to add to your garment bring the embellishments and Ruth will teach you how to add them.
This vest is a great pattern for beginners but can also be really fun for the more experienced sewer because of all the possibilities.


Kit fee $10.00 payable to instructor at beginning of class includes:
pattern paper, machine needles, markers and measuring tools.

Supplies to bring to class:
Fabric for vest at least 60”x36” (for longer vest length needs to be up to 72”)
Thread to match fabric
Basic sewing supplies (small scissors, seam ripper, pins, reading glasses if you need them)
Sewing machine in good working order with manual including all cords.  
If you need to use a machine that we have at the retreat please reserve one at registration.
 


Jane Davies
9:00 - 4:30
Sunday Feb 11

P228 Cut-Paper Collage with Hand-Painted Papers


$ 155  

 

Learn a variety of acrylic painting techniques that transform plain white paper into gorgeous colorful collage material. Create patterns, textures, expressive marks, and painterly surfaces as the building blocks for simple, but dynamic collages. Engage your creative spirit, as we will explore abstract composition, make a huge mess, and have a whole lot of fun in the process.

Supplies to bring to class:

• Paper for substrate: I use Stonehenge Printmaking Paper, but any watercolor or printmaking paper or Bristol will work.
• Expired credit card or gift card for scraping paint
• Toothbrush for spattering
• Pitt pens (fine-tip felt pens)
• Paint markers (not sharpies); I use Posca Pens, available at Amazon
• Stamps (handmade or purchased – optional)
• Stencils (optional)
• Disposable Palette: pad of paper style, 9”x12”
• Acrylic paint: professional quality paints such as Golden Fluid Acrylics (not high-flow), supplemented by student-grade paints.
• Brushes: a variety of decent quality brushes, some flat, ½” – 1”, some round if you like.
• Acrlyic glazing medium/liquid: this helps keep your paint wet longer
• Acrylic matte medium: I highly recommend Utrecht brand, available at Blick
• A stash of printed papers – think pattern, text, color, NOT image. Book pages, maps, packaging, junk mail, and gift wrap are all good sources

$5 fee paid to instructor at beginning of class includes: 
• cheap drawing paper for making our collage papers

*Please go to my Favorite Materials page http://janedaviesstudios.com/favorite-materials/ for recommendations and links to supplies. Order your supplies in advance of the workshop.
 

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Helen Shafer Garcia
9:00 - 4:30
Sunday Feb 11

P239 Strata Botanica


$ 150  

 

Imagine a world of layered abstracted botanical shapes on paper. This workshop is a perfect way to spend the day discovering ways to create with monotypes, resist tools, water-soluble pencils, and transparent and opaque watercolors on paper. Based on biomorphic shape making, this process will allow you to discover ways to define the space around abstracted botanical shapes with deep values and colors. Pattern and texture will be the main ingredients for our compositions. We’ll start with the process with monotype printmaking to build up a foundation of textures and images. Watercolors will be glazed on top, adding luminosity and brilliant color. Part of the beauty of this technique is revealing some of the underlining imagery in selected spots.

I’ll bring botanical references, printmaking tools,
extra brushes and other tools to use while we work.

$15.00 materials fee payable to instructor at beginning of class includes: acrylics, watercolor paper, water-soluble pencils, texture materials, matt medium, and gouache.

Supply list to Bring:
1or more round watercolor brushes: #14. #12, or #10
½ inch or larger flat acrylic brush
Watercolors: pan or personal palette (a Prang set will work or tube watercolors in a palette)
water container
#2b pencil


Liz Kettle
9:00 - 4:30
Sunday Feb 11

P259 Bojogi Wall Hanging


$ 150  

 

Learn the ancient hand stitching technique of Bojagi with Liz Kettle. The Bojagi technique is incredibly simple but you could take a lifetime to explore all the variations. We will be learning the traditional hand stitching technique. In this class you will learn the technique and spend the day creating a totally unique wall hanging. We will have time to play with some embellishing techniques as well.


Bojagi panels have a modern aesthetic despite being an ancient technique. They can be created with sheer and opaque fabrics. You can follow tradition and use leftover bits and pieces of worn out clothing or create your panel out of new coordinated fabrics. Either way it will be beautiful.


Supplies:
Assorted fabrics: cotton, linen, silk or ramie. No more than a grocery bag full. Crisp fabrics with a bit of body work better than slippery or fabrics that unravel easily. Bring an assortment in the colors you want to use. Fabrics that do not have a right or wrong side (such as hand dyed or sheer organza) work very well. I particulaly love using my gelatin plate monoprinted fabrics. 


Assorted thread: Cotton thread, Perle cotton and embroidery floss all work great. Bring an assortment that complement or contrast with your chosen fabrics.


Needles: hand sewing embroidery or chenille in assorted sizes


Readers and extra lighting if you need them.


A little history:
A Bojagi also spelled Pojagi, is a traditional Korean wrapping cloth. Traditional Korean Folk religions believed that keeping something wrapped protected good luck. Food was often present under a bojagi cloth. They were also used for transporting items.


Bojagi were originally made from worn out clothing or leftover bits from other sewing. Fibers used were cotton, silk and ramie. Ramie is a fiber made from Chinese nettle also known as China Grass. Ramie is older than cotton and was considered a luxury fabric for the working class. Silk and treasured embroidery bits from a sleeve or neckline were often preserved and recycled into these new beautiful wrapping cloths.

If you have questions e-mail lizkettle@textileevolution.com


Carol Spohn
9:00 - 1:00
Sunday Feb 11

P291 Pollen Count


$ 100  

 

An Introduction to collage and watercolor.
Create wonderful textures with color sanding and gauze, throw in a little negative painting and create this fun 15” x 11” painting. 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.) I will have Scharff brushes for purchase if you choose.
• Pencil and ruler
• Inexpensive watercolor pencils
• Stencil to create the background I use Numbers Collage TCW210 anything will work, focus on the interesting negative shapes.
• Hair dryer is helpful, but not necessary.
$20 supply fee paid to instructor at beginning of class 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 and misc. supplies
• Moo Eraser
 


Jesse Reno
9:00 - 4:30
Sunday Feb 11

P303 Black & White Landscapes


$ 155  

 

This one day mixed media painting workshop is open to all skill levels.
weather you have never painted before in your life or are an accomplished artist this class will offer you simple exploratory techniques in terms of application as well as new ways of looking at your artistic process.


Through guided prompts students will create directed imagery, symbolism, and text that will give them insight to there inner animal powers some they never knew they had. reminding us of our strengths. Whhile learning expressive inspiring techniques that will engage us in our artmaking and process. Students will be given a set of elements to explore, learning to let paintings unfold rather then forcing them into a context. the prompts are simple and fast paced to keep students from overthinking or worrying about perfection. expression is fluid not refined. it is layering of ideas and expressed marks that we refine a feeling rather than a defined outcome. While working in new ways. At the end of the exercise students will be asked to reflect on there choices so they will gain self understanding and inject this into there work.
using symbols texts and animal forms to understand and tell a story that is personal and empowered with wishes and choice.

This class will be a heavy imersion into doing rather than over thinking.. you will be given all the techniques and images in direct prompts in quick easy directives with examples, The reflection on what has been accomplished should come later. Seperate from the moment of doing. Making each moment pure for its own experience. By seperating making and understanding into there own moments you can ponder clearly what has been said rather then what you intended to do. from this direction you are encouraged to share your truest feelings.


How this world will develop:

Using hands as a base for inspired drawing start building stones, mountains, faces, to create the landscape - create the ground shape the mountains devide the faces - place the symbols to mark your land in four corners- create doors windows ladders bridges strings hot air baloons - allow the stick figures to roam climb sleep find - become the animal you were meant to be - blured to the landscape overtaking it or dwelling within it - cave drawings - fossils - a map written to find a treasure you must become lost to find.

 

Students will create there own reference sheets of markings, and techniques for future reference of all the processes used to create the lessons.. the individual techniques are simple and inspired it is the combination and connection that creates the complexity..

We will only use black and white by removing color we remove its competition and confusion, seeing our marks and individual interactions more clearly for what they are. we will also be able to see the importance of contrast. it is in contrast that images brew waiting to be found.


$10 material fee payable to instructor at beginning of class includes:

3 sheets of 19x24 bristol paper
black pencil
white pastel
black paint
white paint
1 fan brush


Susan Schenk
9:00 - 4:30
Sunday Feb 11

P323 Landscapes, Buildings and Architecture Collages


$ 150  

 

Capture landscapes and architecture using maps and magazine pages to create striking, realistic or imaginary art scenes with or without buildings. Discover how to use recycled paper as if it is paint to create a unique work of art. Landscapes, houses, barns, grain elevators, bridges, cityscapes…no limit. You will be guided through the technical challenge of making realistic renderings from recycled materials, and produce one or two frame- ready works of art. No drawing skills needed.

Supplies Needed for Class:
Inspirational landscape photos or pages from a travel brochure or calendar. For fun, bring an 8 ½ x 11 photocopy of a photo of a house or place with meaning to you.
Scissors that you like, a cutting mat and Exacto knife if you have it.
Old magazines and maps to cut up; paper that you like.

Available in class:
Additional maps, magazines and images plus everything else you will need.
 


Laurie Mika
9:00 - 4:30
Sunday Feb 11

P363 Artful Objects


$ 150  

 

My obsession with creating molds began many years ago. I have collected beautiful found objects and jewelry pieces at flea markets throughout Europe and Mexico and was using these original pieces in my mosaics. As they started to disappear, I thought I better make molds so that I could continue to have them for future projects! In this class, we will discuss mold-making but will be using a plethora of my own molds to create “artful objects”. Students will learn the process of using polymer clay in molds, painting it, collaging it and embedding the clay with beads and small jewelry parts to create truly unique elements. These pieces made from polymer clay can be used in a variety of other mixed media projects from mosaics to jewelry. 

Supplies Needed to bring for Class:

5 small (2 ounce) packages of Premo polymer clay. The colors of your choosing but include one package of tan. NOTE: the darker colors like black, brown, alizarin crim-son and purple work better because they end up looking more like rusty, metal piec-es.(except the tan which looks like ivory or bone) Make sure clay is somewhat soft to the touch before buying. If it feels rock hard, don’t buy it! Please condition clay prior to class by kneading it until soft, then rolling into a ball and then storing it in a baggie.

Rolling pin or even a piece of large (1.5 “) diameter PVC pipe works (about 10-12 inches long)

Silver and Gold Rub n Buff (from Michaels)

A small paintbrush

A pencil with an eraser

A small bottle of Weldbond glue (Michaels or Ace Hardware)

Small doo-dads to embed in clay: charms, glass rhinestones, rhinestone chain, small glass pearls, milagros, jewelry parts, crowns, wings, halos, glass domes, ball chain, beads, metal findings and buttons. Any small laser copies of images you might prefer. I have plenty of female figures to share! See pics for ideas. (no acrylic or self-adhesive doodads)


Optional items: 
 Golden Quinacridone Nickel Azo Gold paint in tube

 

 


 


Sunday Eve Feb 11

Ruth Chandler
6:30 - 9:30
Sunday Eve Feb 11

P215e 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!


Liz Kettle
6:30 - 9:30
Sunday Eve Feb 11

P260 Studio Prayer Flags


$ 85  

 

I made my first studio prayer flag 10 years ago and every day as I enter my studio it continues to remind me of my intentions for my art and my life. Prayer flags can be reminders like mine or pure celebrations of joy.


This class is going to be a fast fun fabric collage evening. We will create a prayer flag string with fabric collage, paint, stamp, screen print and stitch that will delight you each time you see it and remind you of what is important. We will be sharing sewing machines or you can hand stitch.


Supply fee: $15 includes canvas base, some fabrics, use of my paint, stamps and screens for printing and fusible web,


Supplies to bring:
Fabrics: an assortment of fabrics in your favorite colors-any fabrics can be used. No more than a grocery bag full. You can bring some supple papers to use as well.
Threads: A small assortment of hand/embroidery and sewing machine threads. I will have some so if space is tight don’t bring any.
Needles and stuff: hand sewing needles, readers, thimble and additional lighting as needed.
 


Susan Schenk
6:30 - 9:30
Sunday Eve Feb 11

P323e Feather Collage


$ 85  

 

Feathers are often regarded as messages from the spirits. Use real feathers and feather images to make reusable stencils. Then create delightful collages using recycled paper as if it is paint to create a unique work of art featuring fanciful feathers. You will create paper feathers to collage on to a multimedia background and produce one or two frame-ready works of art. No drawing skills needed. 

Supplies Needed to bring for Class:
-Feather images that appeal to you. These can be in a book but photocopies are easier to use to make stencils.
-Found or purchased feathers to use as models or to glue into the collage.
-Papers that appeal to you, especially old maps, scrapbook sheets, music, etc. I especially like Native American textile pictures such as Navajo rugs for feathers.
-Maps that have significance for you
-A cutting mat if you have one
-Scissors 
-mat medium and a ¾” or 1” wide brush

Optional: flat ornaments to glue on, such as buttons, ribbon, or harms. Also feather related rubber stamps and ink pads.

Materials supplied in class to use:
Everything will be provided including feather outlines and images


 


Sunday11 & Monday 12

Lulu Moonwood Murakami
9:00 - 4:30
Sunday11 & Monday 12

P285 Day of the Dead Catrina Doll


$ 295  

 

NOTE: Sewing machine experience required. We will have 5 machines available 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!

The Days of the Dead, a holiday celebrated in Mexico and throughout various parts of Latin America, is one of my favorite holidays. It is a celebration of the life of those loved ones we have lost. In Mexico it is celebrated with great big colorful joy. The “Elegant Skeleton” Catrina character, created by printmaker José Guadalupe Posada in the early 1900’s, has become a popular symbol synonymous with the Days of the Dead. In the Mexican city of San Miguel de Allende, girls and women adorn themselves with the sinuous lines and gorgeous flowers associated with La Catrina, then form a long procession that leads them across the city toward the town center, where music and merriment brings the population together in honor of their loved ones.
My version of the Catrina pays homage to all those who beautifully paint their faces as they dress up for Days of the Dead. In this class I will teach you how to sculpt and paint the Catrina doll. Next, I will show you how to stitch a simple yet elegant dress for your doll. Finally we will decorate the shadow box. Your end product will be a lovely Catrina, ready to display on your wall.

$25 Kit fee payable to instructor at beginning of class includes:
• Doll body, sewn and prepared for the sculpting phase
• Paper clay
• Gesso
• Glue
• Pattern for skirt
• Hardware for your shadow box

Students will need to bring:
• Artist quality fluid/soft bodied acrylic paints, such as Golden or Liquitex. Please bring titanium white, Mars or carbon black, your favorite shade of red, and other festive colors such as cadmium orange hue, cadmium yellow hue, medium magenta, deep magenta, teal, vivid lime green. Please see photos for ideas.
• Good quality brushes, including a ½” flat, a size 5 round, and a tiny detail brush. See tools photo.
• Fine point marker, black: I love Pitt pens by Faber-Castell, size small, and Micron pens, size 005.
• Optional: black Stabilo water soluble pencil.
• Fabric for your Catrina’s dress, about 15 x 10 inches (think festive, Mexican or skeleton prints)
• Bits of white lace for sleeves, 1 – 1 ½ inches wide. 6 inches long should be enough.
• Lace trim for skirt, 1 ½ - 2 inches wide (your choice of color); about 16 inches long.
• Optional ribbon to match Catrina’s skirt.
• Sewing threads for the sewing machine. All-purpose 100% polyester is fine. Bring white and black, and an optional color to match the fabric of your doll’s skirt.
• Other basic sewing tools, including scissors, ruler, seam ripper.
• Optional lighting to enhance your sewing vision – small portable lamp like an Ott light.
• Silk flowers to decorate the box. Marigolds are the traditional choice, but choose your own favorites. In the sample I’ve used flowers that are from 1” to 2 ½” wide.
• Charms or beads for earrings – your choice
• Wooden painting panel (also called cradled board or cradled panel) – this is the box I use to display my Catrina dolls. The 6” x 18” box that is 1 5/8 inches deep is a good size for this doll. Blick Art Supply carries it, item #13606-1618.
 


Jill Timm
9:00 - 4:30
Sunday11 & Monday 12

P343 The Amazing Dremel - 2 Day Class


$ 295  

 

In this creation transforming 2 day workshop learn how to use the magic tool every artist should have, the amazing Dremel tool. You will learn how to drill, cut, carve, etch, shape, polish, and grind non-traditional book making and craft materials such as, glass, plastic, metals, wood, tile and more. After this class your material options for your projects will be limitless. You will try your hand at working with various materials and learning how to use the numerous bits for different purposes and effects. As you play with materials you will be making pages for your sample book for later reference. Great for book artists, printmakers, jewelers, sculptors, or anyone wanting to do "stuff" to materials beyond paper and fabric.

Please download this info about the Dremel:

http://www.artandsoulretreat.com/images/
Amazing_Dremel_Class_Info_Sheet.pdf

Supplies Needed for Class:
Multiple speed Rotary Tool (Dremel) (see handout for more tool info)

Exacto knife, pencil, ruler, fine point felt marker.
Dust mask, Protective glasses or goggles, ear plugs. 
Cutting mat or dense cardboard.
Simple designs, art or graphics to fit within 4" sampler pieces. I will also bring a few graphics.

$50  materials fee includes:
wood case containing 228 various rotary bits for the Dremel tool for working most any material.
All the precut materials for class (glass, mirror, tile, wood, metals, polymer, plexiglass, etc.),
Materials needed to compile completed pieces into a book - pages, cover, spine, binding device. And misc supplies and tools to use and sample.

Optional items:
4 pieces decorative paper at least 6'' square to cover the boards front and back of your sample book.
Any unusual materials you want to experiment with
Any Dremel bits you may have (but you don’t need to buy any)


Sunday 11, Monday 12, Tuesday 13

Gina Armfield
9:00 - 4:30 each day
Sunday 11, Monday 12, Tuesday 13

P201 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. 


 


Monday - Feb 12

Ruth Chandler
9:00 - 4:30
Monday - Feb 12

P216 Modern Hand Stitching


$ 150  

 

Hand stitching is an ancient art that continues to evolve. Spend a relaxing day 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.
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. Then 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.
 


Jenny Doh
9:00 - 4:30
Monday - Feb 12

P231 Oil Painting: 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 to class

  • 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 includes: 
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.


Helen Shafer Garcia
9:00 - 4:30
Monday - Feb 12

P240 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!
 


Liz Kettle
9:00 - 4:30
Monday - Feb 12

P261 Print It - Stitch It


$ 150  

 

Explore the fun of fabric surface design with wooden block printing, and Thermofax screen printing. In addition to basic pattern theory you will learn which paints to use for which projects. In the morning, we will have lots of fun with pattern play and experiment with layering while we create unique fabrics and papers. In the afternoon all those wonderful bits will bel collaged together to create a small Art Quilt.


Kit Fee: $25 Includes:
• 1yard of fabric to practice printing on
• Wood printing blocks and thermofax screens for use in class
• MistyFuse Sheer Paperless fusible web
• Felt or canvas backing for your piece
• Paint
• Black and white print fabrics

Supplies to bring
• Solid fabrics in your favorite colors as well as mottled fabrics that read as solid. White and black prints add a fun punch if you have them. You don’t need a lot of fabric and we can share so no more than grocery bag full.
• Hand sewing needles if you want to hand stitch-Chenille preferred
• Thread: just a couple spools Cotton-medium and/or heavy weight to coordinate with your fabrics. Embroidery threads: perle cotton and floss if you would like to add hand stitching (of course you want to add hand stitching!)
• Sewing Machine (optional-we can easily share machines in this class) in good working order with all necessary cords and accessories. Including a free motion foot, size 90 embroidery needle.

 

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

 

 


 


Heather Kindt

Monday - Feb 12

P271 How to Be an Art Journaler


$ 150  

 

Art journaling is increasing in popularity, and if you are not into it, you can be! Come get a jump start into an artsy world of fun. Learn more techniques than you will be able to remember, and how to approach art journaling in an exciting, low stress way. You have more creative abilities then you know about, so let's tap into them.
We will be starting a new journal and preparing as many pages as possible for you to take home.

Material fee $30 payable to instructor at beginning of class includes:
New Journal
Journaling Pen
Consumables:
Class use of stencils, stamps, inks, texture tools, collage material

Student Supplies to bring to class:
Gesso, a few acrylic paints, paint brushes (3/4-1 inch flat), off-set palette knife, 3-10 spray inks of any brand Optional favorite stencils, stamps, ink pads


Jacqueline Newbold
9:00 - 4:30
Monday - Feb 12

P292 Watercolor Art Journaling - Supplementing/Complementing


$ 150  

 

Spice up your watercolor art journal with this fun, easy embellishing technique. Combining beautiful watercolor painting and mixed media, you will learn how to make intriguing additions that will liven up any page in your art journals. Starting with gorgeous, colorful watercolor washes, your pages will be the perfect backdrop for adding these pretty surprises. We will use different types of paper to get a variety of textural effects. Artists are very tactile and inserting dimensional objects adds a component of mystery, engaging the reader to explore beyond the flat dimension of the page. This is a great way to start or finish a journal page with flair!


Materials Fee $15 payable to instructor at beginning of class includes:
Extra paints and brushes for students to use if they don’t have their own, Packing tags, library pockets, texture makers, ribbons, Artist tape, white gouache, Glaze pens, Oil paint markers, wax paper, book pages, gesso, sponges, letter stencils, rubber stamps, staz-on ink pads, ink jet transparencies, sponge brushes

Supplies Needed to bring for Class:
• Your watercolor supplies, including your watercolor paints, palette and brushes or consider my new DANIEL SMITH Extra Fine Watercolor Jacqueline Newbold Traveling Kit. This is a wonderful way to get started! A savings of over $60 and includes free shipping! Check out what is included in the kit on my blog: djnewbold.blogspot.com. The only way to order the kit is to call or email Joan Wright at Daniel Smith Art Supplies: EMAIL: joan.wright@danielsmith.com or CALL: 206-812-5877 ext 454.
NOTE: If you do not have this kit, please try to have similar colors (other brands such as Winsor Newton, Holbein or Sennelier are great) on your palette for this workshop. Here are a few of the colors I recommend: new gamboge, hansa yellow, Winsor red, permanent rose, phthalo blue, and cerulean blue. 
• Watercolor paper, Arches 140 Cold Pressed
• A drawing pencil and kneaded eraser
• Permanent black ink pen
• Water container
• Washcloth or sponge
• Small spray bottle
• Old brush for spreading gesso


Optional items: Letter stencils, Sharpie oil-based paint fine point pens, colored markers, your favorite rubber stamps, favorite poetry, photos you want to add to your journal.


 


LeBrie Rich
9:00 - 4:30
Monday - Feb 12

P305 Your Perfect Felted Handbag


$ 150  

 

Learn to make your perfect felted handbag! In this wet felting class you will learn to use a plastic resist, add pockets, and create rope handles. All of these elements come from strategically layered fiber to create a seamless bag that requires no stitching.
We'll start the day by looking at my extensive library of Japanese felting books to get inspiration. I will help you combine these ideas with your own to craft the one-of-a-kind bag that you've always wanted.
Very satisfying!

Materials Fee $20 payable to instructor at beginning of class& List of what is supplied:
4 - 5 oz. best quality merino wool roving
Silk + other fun fibers for embellishment
Plastic resist material for your custom pattern

Bring to Class:
If you are local, please bring two old bath towels and a sharp pair of scissors. Forego this supply if you’re traveling.
A waterproof apron can be helpful, as you might get a little wet in this class. (not required)
Some people like to bring a plastic bag to take the finished product home in because it will be a little wet. (not required)
 


Janice Richie
9:00 - 4:30
Monday - Feb 12

P309 Upholstery and Ribbon Fringe Book


$ 150  

 

I love making books! My favorite part is the way it “feels” when it’s completed, so it’s important to me that it has some weight, it’s stable, held together well, good paper, and something unique, not just on the outside, but also the inside. This book is an upholstery covered fabric book and the binding on the outside left is a piece of rug latch hooking fabric and ribbons/silk fabrics are used for the hooking. I will provide a tool for you to keep. The inside binding of the pages will be a coptic stitch. I will provide the needles and the linen thread. I will provide fabrics for you to choose from and each fabric will have approximately 5 rolls of ribbon to use for the latch hooking. We will cover the boards with batting and glue the fabric around the boards. Wait until it’s finished and you run your fingers through the ribbons. It’s so FUN!

All paper in this book is 140-pound Exact Index (I have it cut from sheets) so it can be painted, rubber stamped, drawn on, etc. This book is so fun to look at, because I use a lot of old purchased scrapbook papers (insert between pages) and stickers and rub-ons to use them up. I also distress the edges with distress ink pads and/or paint.

These next few pictures show scrapbook pages, stickers and various papers added to the book. It’s a very fun book. You can also use rubber stamps, etc.

The last picture shows several of the fabrics I recently purchased for the book covers. I will have much more, depending on how many students sign up!

In this class you will learn Coptic Stitch, Rug Latch Hooking, pleasing layouts of papers and stickers, etc., and of course, the technique to make this book (putting it all together). Hope to see you there!

Supplies provided by instructor:
Materials Fee $ 25.00 paid to instructor at beginning of class includes:
• Two pieces of pressed board for the front and back covers.
• 25 Pieces of 140 lb Exact Index paper pre-cut and folded into five signatures. The book measures 7 1/2 X 7 1/2”.
• Binding Needle (to keep) and Linen Thread for binding the pages together (Coptic Stitch)
• Rug latch hooking tool (to keep) for ribbons
• Rug latch hooking fabric
• Ribbons for the binding edge and 1/3 yard upholstery fabric (multiple choices to choose from).
• Red Liner Tape

Supplies for students to bring:
Stickers, Rub-ons, scrapbook papers (approximately 12 sheets), or any papers that you want to incorporate into your book. Size doesn’t matter for this, but they should be a minimum of 10” wide. to incorporate between the white pages in the book. These are important to bring along as they are a part of the design of the book that makes it more interesting than just white pages. Plus, it makes it fun to put together. In my book, I used ink pads to antique the paper edges. You may do that also, if you like. Bring ink pads.

Scissor, Paper Cutter, Ruler
Japanese Screw Punch or Awl (for punching holes to bind)
Old credit card or scraper for smearing glue
Bull Dog Clips (approx. 1 dozen)
Bottle of Elmer’s Glue (not student type) or your favorite glue
 


Susan Schenk
9:00 - 4:30
Monday - Feb 12

P324 Wild Animal Portrait Collage


$ 150  

 

Walk on the wild side. Take those adult coloring books of animals and wild life calendars and let loose. Use torn and cut maps and magazine pages to create striking animal portraits. Discover how to use recycled paper as if it is paint to create a unique work of art. Capture your favorite critter using paper and glue. Create one or two frame-ready works of art. No drawing skills needed.
 

Supplies Needed for Class:
Color image of a face and head of an animal. 8 x 10 is perfect. Many reference pictures in class.
Papers that appeal to you, including old maps, music, etc.
Your favorite scissors, a cutting mat and an exacto knife.
 

All other materials are supplied including reference photos and wildlife adult coloring book pages.


 


Laurie Mika
9:00 - 4:30
Monday - Feb 12

P364 Mosaic Mandalas


$ 150  

 

Mosaic Mandalas is a class where students will be guided through the process of using polymer clay as a background material on which to embed and attach glass tesserae, jewelry pieces, beads and millefiori. The goal of this workshop is to familiarize students with the medium of polymer clay and how it can be combined with traditional mosaic materials to create beautiful pieces of art. In this hands-on workshop, students will learn how to condition clay, roll out slabs, rubber stamp, paint, gold leaf and embed the clay. A variety of mixed media techniques for altering the substrates will also be emphasized that include rubber stamping with ink, using stencils and collaging

Materials Fee $10.00 paid to instructor at beginning of class Includes:  

Acrylic paint, Rub n Buff, mica powders, napkins, gel medium,

Supplies Needed to bring for Class:

6-inch square wood substrate. I like the deep (1.5 inch) cradle panels from Blick.com

4 (2oz) packages of either Premo or Sculpey III polymer clay. A variety of colors. Make sure the clay is somewhat soft before buying, if it is rock hard, don’t buy it! Please condition clay prior to class by kneading it until soft and then placing in a baggie.

Rolling pin or large diameter, 1.5 inch PVC pipe works too about 10-12 inches long

Paintbrushes to include a one-inch flat brush and a small detail brush

A pencil with an eraser

Small bottle of Weldbond glue

Doo-Dads- jewelry parts, tiny millifiori, tiny glass tesserae, glass rhine-stones, rhinestone chain, ball chain, metal findings, bead caps, buttons, beads, charms, small glass pearls, tiny mirrors (see pics for ideas). Stay away from plastic/ adhesive rhinestones!


Monday Eve

Lisa Chin
6:30 - 9:30
Monday Eve

P227 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

 


Kelly Kilmer
6:30 - 9:30
Monday Eve

P267 Tell Your Story


$ 90  

 

Where do we start when we put pen to paper? How do we translate what is in our heads to our visual art journal pages? How do we combine the visual with the written word?

Learn to combine paper, paint and pen to create visually expressive and unique journal pages. In this class, you will learn a plethora of layering techniques using not only your pens and markers but also paint, paper and more. Think that you know there is to putting your heart onto paper? Think again. I first developed this class to challenge myself and now I'm challenging you. Bring your journal and the supplies listed below (I will have plenty of art supplies to share as I don't travel light) and be prepared to spill out onto the page.

Supply list to bring to class:
 a journal, 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 (if you have one), a container for your paint water, 1" 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.)

 

 


 


Jacqueline Newbold
6:30 - 9:30
Monday Eve

P293 Painting Outside the Box


$ 85  

 

Using watercolor and portions of your favorite photographs, we will paint portraits, pets and landscapes based on what is contained in the photograph. Learn how to paint outside the box! We will capture the essence of your photos by embellishing them with watercolor. This fun technique helps you to develop your artistic eye with color and value. Shapes and figures can be exaggerated to make whimsical and delightful paintings. Are you intimidated by drawing people or animals? Don’t worry - the photo does the hard part for you!

$10 materials fee payable to instructor at beginning of class includes:
Color photos, templates, Yes glue, Markers, Gold and white acrylic paints, drawing paper, Extra paints and brushes for students to use if they don’t have their own.

Supplies Needed to bring for Class:
• Your watercolor supplies, including your watercolor paints, palette and brushes or consider my new DANIEL SMITH Extra Fine Watercolor Jacqueline Newbold Traveling Kit. This is a wonderful way to get started! A savings of over $60 and includes free shipping! Check out what is included in the kit on my blog: djnewbold.blogspot.com. The only way to order the kit is to call or email Joan Wright at Daniel Smith Art Supplies: EMAIL: joan.wright@danielsmith.com or CALL: 206-812-5877 ext 454.
NOTE: If you do not have this kit, please try to have similar colors (other brands such as Winsor Newton, Holbein or Sennelier are great) on your palette for this workshop. Here are a few of the colors I recommend: new gamboge, hansa yellow, Winsor red, permanent rose, phthalo blue, and cerulean blue. 
• Arches 140 lb watercolor paper
• A drawing pencil and kneaded eraser
• Permanent black ink pen
• Scissors
• Ruler (clear)
• Sharpie pen
• Water container
• Washcloth or sponge
• Color photos that you want to paint. The photos should be at least 5” x 7” and large enough to see details of faces or pets. Also make copies of your photos on an 8” x 10” piece of paper for designing the paintings. I will also have some photos of landscapes for your use.


 


Eric Scott
6:30 - 9:30
Monday Eve

P331 Stencil Savvy


$ 85  

 

Class Description:
Stencils have become increasingly popular over the past few years, and many of us look forward to the latest releases by our favorite mixed-media artists. But what if we could design and make our own? What if we could use our art, our handwriting, and our photographs to make personally meaningful stencils? In this hands-on workshop, you’ll see just how easy it is to create your own distinctive stencils and templates. We’ll start the day by working with simple shapes and designs, and we’ll wrap up with using more complex artwork and photographs. Walk away with a variety of unique stencils and templates ready to be used in all of your mixed-media endeavors.

Materials Fee $ 8 & List of what is supplied:
Grafix Stencil Film - 7mil - 4 sheets - 9”x12”
Tracing Paper - 4 sheets - 9”x12”
Drawing Paper - 4 sheets - 9”x12”

Supplies Needed for Class:
Craft Knife - X-acto or other brand
Extra Blades
Self-Healing Cutting Mat - at least 8”x10”
Pencils - just a few
Eraser
Sharpie or other black permanent marker - fine point

 

 


 


 

 


 


Monday & Tuesday Feb 12 & 13

Jane Davies
9:00 - 4:30
Monday & Tuesday Feb 12 & 13

P229 Beyond the Color Wheel: Exploring Color and Pigment (in acrylic paint)


$ 295  

 

This is a color-mixing workshop that will give you a deeper understanding of your paints and pigments. We will begin by exploring value (light and dark), saturation (brightness), and transparency. Spend the first day delving into your paints, coaxing them into colors and configurations you never dreamed of! On the second day we will develop personal color palettes, using harmonies and contrasts that speak to you. This is not your mother’s Color Theory class, nor is it about prescribed color schemes that “work.” It is about the mechanics of color and pigment. Seeing color through this lens will allow you to develop your personal style and express who you are with paint.

A basic understanding of color relationships and terminology are required for this class. Terms you should be familiar with: primary, secondary, tertiary, complementary, analogous, value, saturation. If these are all terms you understand, you can take this class.

Supply list to bring to class:

Paints: bring all your acrylic paints. I recommend the following:
• Pyrrole Red or Napthol Red
• Qinacridone Magenta or Primary Magenta
• Pyrrole Orange and/or Cadmium Orange Hue (med)
• Quinacridone Nickel Azo Gold
• Diarylide Yellow
• Hansa Yellow Medium
• Indian Yellow Hue
• Green-Gold
• Permanent Green Light
• Some kind of turquoise
• Manganese Blue Hue
• Anthriquinone Blue or Ultramarine
• Permanent Violet Dark
• Carbon Black
• Blick Matte Acrylic white (8 oz) or Titanium White
• Any paints that you use frequenty

Paper: Smooth printmaking paper, such as Stonehenge (this is what I use), or smooth, hot-press, watercolor paper, cut to 8”x8” or 8”x10” or 10”x10”; about twelve pieces.

Glazing Medium or Glazing Liquid: this keeps your paints wet longer, and extends (dilutes) them.

Matte Medium: I recommend Utrecht (available at Blick) for collage applications.

Brushes: bring what you are comfortable with. Look at my Favorite Materials page on my website for a link to the brushes I use. Several sizes.

Palette Knife: for mixing paints on the palette

Palette: pad of paper style disposable palette

Container for water

Big Fat Roll of Paper Towels

I provide:
Loads of Cheap Drawing Paper for studies
Chocolate (good chocolate)
Pearls of Wisdom
Pearls of Stupidity

Supply fee is $5 paid to instructor at beginning of class:
 Yes, $5 for $3 worth of cheap drawing paper. The extra pays for my time and expense of ordering it and getting it to the workshop.


 


Roxanne Evans Stout
9:00 - 4:30
Monday & Tuesday Feb 12 & 13

P237 The Alchemist's Book of Treasures - 2 Day Class


$ 295  

 

Back by popular demand, this workshop will delight all of your senses as your make a book from scratch using your own collected treasures and those that are lovingly provided. In this workshop Roxanne will share her unique process of stitching and wiring and taking seemingly ordinary objects and turning them into unique works of art. 

Students will create a beautiful and intriguing hand-made book from textured papers, canvas and cloth. We will stitch, wire and weave found objects, small treasures from nature, tattered fabrics and lace, rusty metal bits and mementos from your own history into the pages of your own unique Alchemist's book of Treasures.

Supplies Needed for Class:
Decorative papers and fabric scraps
Matte medium, small bottle, I like Liquitex and Golden
Old paintbrush and water dish, paper towels
Ruler or straight edge
Scissors, awl
Found objects, small treasures and mementos, rusty bits or small objects from nature (at least 8 objects)
Your favorite mark makers and collage tools
Needles and colored tapestry or waxed linen threads
Buttons or beads or anything else that could be attached into your books!

$15 kit fee payable to instructor at beginning of class includes:
but not limited to:
Heavy watercolor paper for the book structure, cord and sticks
Hand made papers including Khadi, Mulberry and Rice
Vintage fabrics and lightweight silks, muslin and cotton
Inks, paints, sprays, Pan pastels, twinkling H2o's
Assorted wires, wire tools, threads, waxed cording, needles, beads, buttons
Found objects, rusty bits, pieces from nature.
Paintbrushes, pens
Brads and eyelets
Tapestry needles and jewelry tools
* Please note that Roxanne will have extra of everything on your supply list and wonderful goody bags filled with special items for your collages!
 


Lisa Jones Moore

Monday & Tuesday Feb 12 & 13

P252 Dynamic Surfaces in Mixed Media & Pigmented Wax (2-Day Class)


$ 295  

 

Textures! Colors! Patterns & Shapes Abound!
Have you ever seen a pattern on a sidewalk or a weathered wall that stopped you in your tracks? Or, lines and patterns in beach sand that intrigued you? Employing the powers of “Vision & Touch” with mixed media and pigmented encaustic wax, you will learn how to interpret the beautiful, dynamic surfaces that surround you! Encaustic paint (pigmented beeswax) is used in a molten state, and is a VERY tactile medium. After you have learned the basics of working with encaustic, you will create at least 12 small “tacTILE” sample boards (approximately 4” or 5” square panels), using at least a dozen mixed media techniques. You may bring ideas/sketches/photos from favorite places that inspire you, as an option. For your final project, you may either assemble your beautiful “tacTILES” onto a larger substrate as a lovely texture “mosaic”, or continue to explore the wonderful surfaces that inspire you. Join me for TEXTURE IMMERSION and mixed media mania! ALL LEVELS are welcome!

You will learn the following techniques:
• Encaustic wax “basics” and safety
• Scribing into wax, wax accretion, “scraping back” layers
• Mixed media techniques (all compatible with wax): graphite/pigment/oil pastel “rubs”, impressions with found objects, embedding small objects, use of alcohol and water-based artist inks, mark-making and more!
• Texture techniques using the following: wax, molding paste, wall spackling, crackle paste, lace, cheesecloth, sand, eggshells, natural elements and more!
• Designing your own stencils for “pattern and shape” fun
• Shellac and wood glue “burns”, if time and space allow
• How to assemble your “tacTILE mosaic” art piece or “sample” book, if desired

Materials Fee $45 payable to instructor at beginning of class Includes

Clear encaustic medium, encaustic white paint, encaustic gesso, various texture-making items/supplies such as molding paste, crackle paste, materials for stencils, tracing paper, graphite, shellac, wood glue, mixed media demo supplies, gloves, heat guns, irons, and heated palettes.

Student Supplies Needed to bring for Class:
Encaustic paint (up to 5 colors): recommend Enkaustikos Hot Sticks or Wax Snaps, OR R & F Encaustic Paints (small bars) OR Encaustic Art paint set available on Amazon.com. You’ll use approximately 2-4 fluid ounces of encaustic paint per day. Consider using 1 metallic color.

12+ 4x4” OR 5x5” of ANY of the following: MDF or Masonite boards, “cradled” wooden panels, Ampersand EncausticBord or ClayBord. Recommend having all of the same size for FINAL assembly of FINISHED piece. You will complete approximately 6 small boards per day (12+ total). *

Clean, small metal tins (3 oz.cat food tins-labels removed, or very small R & F rectangular paint tins) for encaustic paint, 1 for each color of paint

Small NATURAL BRISTLE brushes for EACH of your encaustic paint colors (recommend short-handled 1” goat HAKE brushes, or inexpensive hog bristle)*

Paper towels

Exacto knife with sharp blades

Sketchbook/notebook

Masking tape or blue painter’s tape

Apron or OLD clothing! We do get messy!

Optional items:
Larger substrate (recommend “cradled” wood panel) for final assembled "mosaic" of the smaller panels you create. (make sure it fits into your suitcase!)

Very "soft" oil pastels (recommend Portfolio or Sennelier), or oil sticks such as Shiva Paint Sticks or R & F Pigment Sticks. Instructor provides a few to share.

Alcohol inks or water-based artist inks such as India Ink or Higgins (1-2 colors) plus small brushes. Instructor provides a few to share.

Texture-making items and materials (be creative!) such as old kitchen gadgets, stencils, buttons, cookie cutters, door screen, ephemera, lace, cheesecloth, eggshells, items from nature, etc. Instructor provides a few to share.

For more information about class supplies, or any questions regarding the class, please contact the instructor: lisa@jonesmoorestudioart.com 


Tuesday - Feb 13

Denise Braun
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday - Feb 13

P209 Animal Antics Mixed Media Exploration


$ 150  

 

Known for her whimsical style, expert teacher and artist Denise Braun will guide you through an inspired and joyful Cow- Canvas during this day long workshop. Together, you will use more than 20 mixed media mediums, painting styles and techniques as your cow comes to life. Canvases are 16 x 20” (able to fit in your suitcase)! If you love mixed media, paper, liquid inks, color and COWS, this class will fill your heart with joy and laughter.

$10 kit fee payable to instructor at beginning of class includes:
• 12 x12" panel canvas board
• Vintage odds and ends
• Washi Tape
• Charcoal Pencils
• Papers for our project
• A binder with PDF instructions and assorted goodies
• Use of my paints including acrylics and spray paints as well as liquid inks if you haven't brought any along 

Supplies Needed to bring for Class:
• A 16 x 16" canvas or 16 x 20" canvas (just one)
• Acrylic paints in colors you adore
• A reference photo of your favorite cow
• Brushes
• Gel medium
• Hair dryer (although I will try to bring a few myself)
• Stencils you love
• White and Black gesso
• Rubbing Alcohol (a small amount is fine)--(91%)
• Paper towels
• Spray bottle
• Stabilo pencils (colors are up to you)
• Liquitex liquid acrylic inks (the ones that look like they're in ink bottles with bulbs on top).
 


Lisa Chin
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday - Feb 13

P227 Hand Carving Repeat Patterns


$ 150  

 

Motifs arranged in a regular pattern are often used as a background, filler, or the main focus in art. Take your stamp carving to the next level by learning to draw and then carve a repeat pattern stamp to be used on paper, fabric or clay.

Materials Fee $ 30 payable to instructor at beginning of classIncludes the following:
Carving Rubber
Lino Carving Tools
Pencil
Tracing Paper
Graph Paper
Copy Paper
Freezer paper
Fat Quarter of prepared for dyeing fabric
Use of Rulers, Stamp Pads, paint & brayers

Optional items:
Photo, book or other item with a pattern you wish to use as inspiration
Fat Quarter of Hand Dyed or Solid Cotton Fabric, washed and dried without fabric softeners
Sketchbook
Circle Template and/or Compass
Square quilters ruler 3” or larger


 


Liz Kettle
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday - Feb 13

P263 Texture Rules!


$ 150  

 

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

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

 

 


 


Kelly Kilmer
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday - Feb 13

P268 Book of Intentions


$ 155  

 

With every page that I make, I try to set the tone to be one of possibility, creativity and connection. With each journal I make, I try to do something different and fresh. This class combines recycling with creativity as we begin the class by transforming found materials (paper, envelopes and more) into luscious journals.

You will then create entirely unique to you pages that set your intentions for the coming days. Think of it as a vision board meets planner all combined and rolled up into a very expressive (and impressive) art journal. Learn to combine the visual with the written to create soulful and inspirational pages.

Lao Tzu once said,"To see things in the seed, that is genius." What ideas will spark your interest in this all day, (painted) hands on workshop? Be prepared to have fun, get messy and leave inspired!

Supply list to 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.)

 

 


 


Lulu Moonwood Murakami
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday - Feb 13

P286 Mini Wonky Log Cabin Quilt


$ 150  

 

NOTE: Sewing machine experience required. We will have 10 machines available 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!

Great grandma had her crazy quilts, we’ve got our funky improv quilts! Here is another fun project that will put your beautiful scraps to use. The techniques used in this class are fast and free-wheeling, as in they will not win you any quilt show awards, but they will allow you to express your wonky self. In this class we will do some strip piecing, and some improvisational log cabin-esque blocks to make a unique wall quilt. We’ll also be using free-motion stitching to quilt our layers together. The overall size is approximately 21 x 22 inches. Please note, almost all the work on this project is on the sewing machine.

Students should bring to class:
A variety of fun, colorful fabrics and scraps. Bring a mix of solids and prints in quilting weight cotton. Adding stripes and polka dots is always fun! Note: the longest strip in this sample is 9 ½” long, and most of the strips are between 1 and 2 inches wide, with the center squares being 2 ½” to 3 ½” wide. This should give you an idea of what size scraps you’ll need. Please spend some time before Art & Soul playing with your fabric combinations so that you’ll have maximum sewing time.
Sewing machine threads in various colors. All-purpose polyester or cotton-poly is fine.
Lightweight batting – I like Warm and Natural Cotton batting, but bring whatever you prefer, as long as it’s on the thin (NOT puffy!) side.
One larger piece of fabric for the backing, at least 24 x 25 inches big.
Double folded bias tape in a nice contrasty color to bind your quilt
Embellishments of your choice, such as buttons, beads, charms, sequins, starfish, paint!…
Sewing tools: scissors, rotary cutter, rulers, seam ripper, pins, hand sewing needles
Optional cutting mat
Optional lighting such as a portable Ott light
 


Jacqueline Newbold
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday - Feb 13

P294 Inky Doodle


$ 150  

 

Combining pen and ink with watercolor creates an exciting and spectacular look in paintings. In this workshop, Jacqueline will teach you a variety of artistic ways to use watercolor paints with water-soluble and permanent ink pens. You learn how to create big bold letters with a colorful variegated watercolor wash, how to use water-soluble pens with watercolor paints, how to use permanent pens and pen and ink to enhance your watercolor paintings. These techniques are perfect for enhancing your art journals too!

Materials Fee $10 payable to instructor at beginning of class includes:
Extra paints and brushes for students to use if they don’t have their own, Artist tape, white gouache, Glaze pens, Oil paint markers, water-soluble pens, Stabilo pencils, Sakura 3D pen, Acrylic inks, Wax paper, book pages, gesso, sponges, letter stencils

Supplies Needed to bring for Class:
• Your watercolor supplies, including your watercolor paints, palette and brushes or consider my new DANIEL SMITH Extra Fine Watercolor Jacqueline Newbold Traveling Kit. This is a wonderful way to get started! A savings of over $60 and includes free shipping! Check out what is included in the kit on my blog: djnewbold.blogspot.com. The only way to order the kit is to call or email Joan Wright at Daniel Smith Art Supplies: EMAIL: joan.wright@danielsmith.com or CALL: 206-812-5877 ext 454.
NOTE: If you do not have this kit, please try to have similar colors (other brands such as Winsor Newton, Holbein or Sennelier are great) on your palette for this workshop. Here are a few of the colors I recommend: new gamboge, hansa yellow, Winsor red, permanent rose, phthalo blue, and cerulean blue. 
• A ½ inch flat watercolor brush
• Watercolor paper, Arches 140 Cold Pressed
• A drawing pencil and kneaded eraser
• Permanent black ink pen
• Water container
• Washcloth or sponge
• Small spray bottle

Optional items: Letter stencils, Sharpie oil-based paint fine point pens, colored markers.

 

 


 


LeBrie Rich
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday - Feb 13

P306 Felted Slippers


$ 150  

 

Learn to make a custom-fitting pair of felted slippers using only wool roving and hot soapy water. Students will create a custom plastic resist as the pattern, and create the slippers from start to finish in one day. Students will come away with one completed pair of slippers and the know-how to make more for any sized foot. 

Materials Fee  $20 & List of what is supplied:

4 oz. best quality merino wool roving
Silk + other fun fibers for embellishment
Plastic resist material for your custom pattern
Handout
Instructional video (link emailed to you after the class)

Bring to Class:
If you are local, please bring two old bath towels. Forego this supply if you’re traveling.
A waterproof apron can be helpful, as you might get a little wet in this class. Not required.
 


Jill Timm
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday - Feb 13

P344 Amazing Glass Etching


$ 150  

 

Create a stunning work of art using the Amazing Dremel to etch on glass. Glass is elegant, glass is mysterious, and working on glass is easy as drawing or tracing on paper. Anyone can do it!
In this fun workshop first you will be introduced to the rotary tool (AKA Dremel), you will practice first to get accustomed to the feel, and see to the results from a number of different bits. Once comfortable with the tool you will move on to your 8” x 10” piece of thick heavy weight glass. You can go abstract or be realistic, or anything in between. You can add dimensionality to your image by using working on both sides of the glass. Finished pieces can be framed, or free standing. All you learn can easily be applied to dishes, vases, glazed ceramics, wine bottles, and much morel
This workshop does NOT teach you about the wide range of materials and creative techniques when using a Dremel. That you will learn when taking “The Amazing Dremel“ workshop. In the glass workshop will learn specifically what you need to know to do your beautiful glass piece. No experience necessary. This is a good project class to compliment “The Amazing Dremel” technique class.

 

$30 Kit fee payable to instructor at beginning of class includes:
practice glass and 1 piece of 8” x 10” x 1/4” glass, a selection of bits that are yours to keep. And some other unusual bits, misc tools, and coloring media that you are free to try out.


Laurie Mika
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday - Feb 13

P365 Crowned Icons


$ 150  

 

Harkening back to one of my favorite projects, “icon-making”, students in this class will use an actual crowned-shaped substrate on which to create their own personal icon. I had these unique bases custom made in Mexico because I love the shape and wanted the crown portion to be made out of wood so that students could cover it with clay and not worry about breakage of these pieces that jut off the top. Students will learn a variety of surface techniques for altering polymer clay. These techniques include rubber stamping, painting, using gold leaf, image trans-fers, collage on clay, layering clay, using molds and embedding into clay. We will also cover techniques for altering the sides of the substrate that include painting and stenciling. The end result is a beautiful, jeweled “icon” that can be hung on the wall or placed on a small easel.

Materials Fee $ 15.00 paid to instructor at beginning of class Includes:

crowned wood substrate, gold/silver leaf, acrylic paint, mica powders, Rub n Buff, dimensional paint, gel medium, collage images and Staz-On ink pads 

Supplies Needed to bring for Class:
A total of 5 small (2 ounce) packages of either Sculpey III or Premo polymer clay to include:
3 packages of one color
1 package of a related color
1 package of white or tan clay for transfers
NOTE: the colors of clay will not end up mattering very much as we alter the surface! Make sure clay is somewhat soft to the touch before buying. If it feels rock hard, don’t buy it! Please condition clay prior to class by kneading it until soft, then rolling into a ball and then storing it in a baggie.
Rolling pin or even a piece of large (1.5 “) diameter PVC pipe works (about 10-12 inches long)
Assorted paintbrushes to includes fine detail brushes and a one-inch flat brush.
A pencil with an eraser
Scissors
A small bottle of Weldbond glue (Michaels or Ace Hardware)
Small doo-dads to embed in clay: charms, glass rhinestones, rhinestone chain, small glass pearls, milagros, jewelry parts, ball chain, beads, crowns, halos, wings, glass domes, metal findings and buttons. Any small laser copies of images you might prefer. I have plenty of female figures and some birds to share! See pics for ideas. (no acrylic or self-adhesive doodads)


Tuesday AM

Susan Schenk
9:00 - 12:00
Tuesday AM

P325 Stencils, Maps and Collage: A Perfect Storm


$ 85  

 

Make your own stencils to create delightful collages of intriguing shapes. Discover how to use recycled paper as if it is paint to create a unique work of art. You will be guided through the technical challenge of making realistic renderings from recycled materials, and produce one or two frame- ready works of art. No drawing skills needed. Simple shapes such as birds or flowers are easiest.

Supplies Needed for Class:
Color images that appeal to you—bird, butterfly, flower for example. Can be from a calendar, photocopy or your own art work. 8 x 10 is perfect. Image will not be harmed. Birds are an easy project.
Papers that will be cut up, especially old maps, scrapbook sheets, music, etc.
Old magazines to tear up like National Geographic
An Exacto knife with several fresh blades at the ready
A cutting board or mat
Scissors

Materials supplied in class to use:
Light tables
Manila folders to make stencils
Drafting tape
Felt markers-wide and narrow tip
Gel Medium and brushes for finishing
Magazines with colorful, heavier, glossy pages
Manila folder or large envelope for valuable scraps to take home
Mats for temporary frames
Old credit card or other stiff paste spreader or palette knife
Pages from old books
Reference photos
Rulers
Scissors, craft knife (Exacto style)
Wallpaper, heavy paper stock or mat board 11” X 14”
Throw-away pasting work surfaces
Tracing paper and acetate tracing materials
Washcloth/towel for glue wiping
Water-soluble crayons and pencils for details
Yes! Paste and PVA glue with brushes


Tuesday AFT

Susan Schenk
1:30 - 4:30
Tuesday AFT

P326 Woven Nest


$ 85  

 

Just as the birds build their nest from found materials, you will weave this fit-in-your-palm nest from scrap wire, yarn, string, and raffia. Add feathers, beads, charms and anything you can string to decorate this charming nest, then glue in some tiny eggs and make a hanger.

Supplies Needed for Class:

All materials supplied, but you are welcome to bring needle nose pliers, scissors and scrap yarn, string, wire, charms, washers, and small decorative elements to personalize your nest.
Optional supplies (extras will be available to use in class)
Needle nose pliers, scissors and scrap yarn, string, wire, charms, feathers, washers, and small decorative elements to personalize your nest.
 


Tuesday Eve

Doris Arndt
6:30 - 9:30
Tuesday Eve

P202 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
 


Heather Kindt
6:30 - 9:30
Tuesday Eve

P272 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


Deb Prewitt
6:30 - 9:30
Tuesday Eve

P299 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!
 


LeBrie Rich
6:30 - 9:30
Tuesday Eve

P307 Needle Felted Cakes For your Sweetie


$ 85  

 

Learn to make darling little cakes for the sweeties in your life… grandchildren, best friends, partners, etc. Who wouldn’t want one?? Using very simple supplies - just a felting needle and raw wool - we'll create beautiful and intricate desserts inspired by Japanese felt dessert master Rio Fukuda. 

This class will teach you all the basics of needle felting via the cake project. You’ll learn about the gauges of different felting needles, what fibers work best, and what tools are available to speed up the process. If you have been wanting to make little felted critters or other small sculptures, join us for cakes, then apply the felting skills you learn your next project of any subject.

Materials Fee $10 payable to instructor at beginning of class includes:
Wool fiber, felting needles, and specialty fibers (including sparkles!!!) to play with.
Students don’t need to bring anything to class.

 


Eric Scott
6:30 - 9:30
Tuesday Eve

P332 Monster Maker Workshop


$ 85  

 

Unleash your mad scientist in this fun mixed media workshop as you bring a variety of creatures of the imagination to life. Learn to conceptualize and create cute and cuddly, or scary and menacing monsters with pencil, ink, paint, and collage. Build your creations from stock parts or invent your own. Customize your monsters with a variety of details, textures, and accessories, and walk away with your own menagerie of little beasts. Evil laugh optional.

Materials Fee $15 payable to instructor at beginning of class includes: 
4 - 6”x8” Strathmore 400 Mixed Media Papers
2 - 9”x12” Strathmore 400 Recycled Drawing Papers
1 - Faber-Castell Pitt Artist Pen Set - Black - set of 4
1 - UHU 1.41 oz Glue Stic
Access to all shared Daler-Rowney Canford Assorted Colored Papers

Supplies Needed to bring for Class:
Paintbrushes
Water cup
Watercolor paint - small set
Colored pencils - small set
A variety of drawing pencils
Scissors

Optional items:
Other favorite artmaking supplies

 


 

 


 


 

 


 


Tuesday & Wednesday Feb 13 & 14

Jenny Doh
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday & Wednesday Feb 13 & 14

P232 Painting by Heart: Free, Not Brave


$ 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.


Wednesday - Feb 14

Doris Arndt
9:00 - 4:30
Wednesday - Feb 14

P203 The Beaded Muse Necklace


$ 150  

 

Transform a simple shape into a stunning beaded necklace. You will be gently guided in beading techniques. Your Muse can take many forms with your choice of beads, charms and color. The pre-sewn shape is sewn by me from black Ultrasuede. You will be given a carved bone face to start you on the process of building your Muse. Beaded fringe techniques, edging and more will help to define your Muse. Complete your necklace with more beads and charms.

$20.00 Supply fee payable to instructor at beginning of class includes:
covers the pre-sewn black ultrasuede form, the carved bone face, use of my beads stash, charms, beading needles, alphabet beads and silamide.

Optional supplies: glasses if needed for detail work, portable light, favorite colors of beads and charms
 
 


Ruth Chandler
9:00 - 4:30
Wednesday - Feb 14

P218 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.

Supply Fee  $40 payabale to instructgor at beginning of class includes:
Everything you need to construct your Boro piece
Front , back and batting
Indigo dyed fabric by Ruth
GreatJjapenese fabric that Ruth collects
Needles
Thread

Supply list:
if you have a few special fabric pieces to add bring them along
Thimble
Reading glasses if needed
Large scissors for cutting patches
Small scissors for trimming thread
Pins for securing patches
ott light if desired for ease of seeing

Chocolate to share
 


Lisa Chin
9:00 - 4:30
Wednesday - Feb 14

P224 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
 


 


Ruth Greening
9:00 - 4:30
Wednesday - Feb 14

P244 PMC Dry Link Advantage


$ 150  

 

Imagine building a silver link bracelet out of metal clay and firing it all together in one complete piece, or creating a pendant and building the rings for the chain right in the design. Link earrings are popular and easy with the dry link advantage.
This class will teach you how to work with this great feature of PMC3 and will open your creativity.

Kit Fee: $25 payable to instructor at beginning of class includes
PMC paste for project, fine silver wire and jump rings.
Also, finishing material for project.

Student Supply List: 1 each PMC3 16g and PMC3 25g, Basic PMC tools (PVC roller, #3 round brush, scalpel)

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


 


Erin Keck
9:00 - 4:30
Wednesday - Feb 14

P253 Creative Stone Techniques with Polymer


$ 150  

 

Come and learn to create realistic looking Stone Cabochons. Using Polymer Clay you will learn a process like no other to create pieces that look like real stone. Using pre made bezels to set their Faux Stone Cabochons, students will create several pieces of jewelry. Each student will leave with several finished jewelry creations plus a wealth of knowledge. As always my goal is to teach students that their creative space can be their kitchen table at home.No previous polymer clay experience necessary

Kit fee - $20.00 payable to instructor at beginning of class includes:
Everything is provided.

Students should bring an apron.
 


Liz Kettle
9:00 - 4:30
Wednesday - Feb 14

P264 Magical Stitches


$ 150  

 

We will have 10 machines available if you are traveling. Please contact Liz (lizkettle@textileevolution.com) to reserve a machine.  If you live locally, please bring your machine and let us know so we can reserve for others!

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.

Scissors: small pair for trimming threads and yarns


Kelly Kilmer
9:00 - 4:30
Wednesday - Feb 14

P269 Transformation:Peeling Back the Layers


$ 155  

 

What will be uncovered and revealed in this unique workshop?

Jump right in with layers of paper, paint and more. You will start by creating pages that are rich and full of depth. You will then step back and peel away the layers transforming your previous pages into something entirely new and fresh. Learn to rework, revise and transform your pages with layers of color, texture, text and pattern.

Create something that is truly one of a kind using your favorite every day supplies.

Be prepared to get messy and to walk away with a new journal, several finished pages and a desire to keep working.

Supply list to bring to class:
your journal, 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, permanent black ink pad (only if you have one), 1" brush to glue and paint (I like chip or bristle 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 paint and glue on (if you don't want to use all of your waxed paper for this.)


Jacqueline Newbold
9:00 - 4:30
Wednesday - Feb 14

P295 Paint Like a Master


$ 150  

 

With watercolor and mixed media, we will have fun painting several landscape paintings from start to finish, just like the master painters. We will start with some great composition and value designs that will help you learn how to turn your paintings into works of art. Using watercolors, we will explore traditional watercolor techniques, such as how to create beautiful, colorful washes and glazes. We will also be adding some mixed-media to put a final touch on our masterpieces. Bring an 8 x 11 copies of your landscape photos to learn how to use it to create your own painting. This class will be a valuable lesson in how to create a beautiful painting!

Materials Fee $10 payable to instructor at beginning of class includes:
Extra paints and brushes for students to use if they don’t have their own, special watercolors to try, value pens, tracing paper, Artist tape, white gouache, saran wrap, color photos, value finders

Student should bring to class:
• Watercolor paints, brushes and palette.
• Your watercolor supplies, including your watercolor paints, palette and brushes or consider my new DANIEL SMITH Extra Fine Watercolor Jacqueline Newbold Traveling Kit. This is a wonderful way to get started! A savings of over $60 and includes free shipping! Check out what is included in the kit on my blog: djnewbold.blogspot.com.  The only way to order the kit is to call or email Joan Wright at Daniel Smith Art Supplies: EMAIL: joan.wright@danielsmith.com or CALL: 206-812-5877 ext 454
NOTE: If you do not have this kit, please try to have similar colors (other brands such as Winsor Newton, Holbein or Sennelier are great) on your palette for this workshop. Here are a few of the colors I recommend: new gamboge, hansa yellow, Winsor red, permanent rose, phthalo blue, and cerulean blue. .
• Arches 140 lb watercolor paper - a block works well, 9" x 12" (the better the quality the paper is the happier you will be with your final product)
• A drawing pencil and kneaded eraser
• Permanent black ink pen
• Water container
• Washcloth or sponge
• Small spray bottle
• Optional – photos of landscapes you want to paint.


 


Janice Richie
9:00 - 4:30
Wednesday - Feb 14

P310 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


Debbie Rijns
9:00 - 4:30
Wednesday - Feb 14

P312 My Gypsy Life


$ 150  

 

I have grown up travelling and soon realized that I must have some
 gypsy blood in me in order to justify this love.
We will make a notebook with silver covers on a suede background.
The book will have rice paper pages dyed in rooibos tea. The piece will
be embellished with beads from around the world making this
 a colorful and unique item. To hang the book as a pendant we will make a copper
or silver bar bail.
This book is not meant to be used for happenings past, but for wishes
and dreams. They say if you write it down.....

Kit: $22.00 payable to instructor at beginning of class includes:
Clay Roller
Rolling Strips
Sand Paper
Teflon Sheets
Copper Wire
Silver Wire
Piece of leather
Paper for Book
Rooibos Tea Bag
Cotton Cord
Embroidery Threads
Vintage Beads

You will need to bring the following:
1 x PMC3 16g pkt
PMC3 Syringe Clay (optional for embellishment)
Paintbrush
Embroidery Needle
Glue Stick
Hand drill (pin vise) and 2mm drill bit
Round Nose Pliers
Wire Cutters
Craft Knife and Tissue Blade
Stainless Steel or Brass Brush
Burnisher
Impression Material ie. Rubber Stamps
Resist for hands and tools (Badger Balm)

Any questions can be sent to me at
debpmcafrica@mweb.co.za
 


Susan Schenk
9:00 - 4:30
Wednesday - Feb 14

P327 Collage Your Pet: Making Pictorial Collages that Look Like Paintings


$ 150  

 

No drawing skill needed
If you’ve made abstract collages, you are ready to take mixed media to a new level. Learn to use torn and cut magazine pages to create striking, realistic portraits of your pet or other animal.  Learn to use recycled paper as if it is paint. Discover this wonderful way to wake up the sleeping artist within. Anyone who can rip paper can make this style of collage. The challenge is to see that collages are unique individual expressions, just like the artists are. You will explore the technical challenge of making realistic renderings from recycled materials. Bring your sense of humor to make these unusual and appealing pet portraits show some whimsy and character.

 

Supplies that students are responsible for bringing: An 8 x 10 image of a pet. Additional reference pictures will be available in class.

Supplies needed: NONE -- All materials provided!

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Eric Scott
9:00 - 4:30
Wednesday - Feb 14

P333 Luminous Liquid Layers


$ 150  

 

Spend the day pushing your creativity as you delve into the world of liquid acrylics. Explore a multitude of exciting possibilities as you paint, drip, scrape, splatter, and stamp. Sure, you’ll learn the basics, but you’ll also learn to use a wide range of unconventional tools and materials to create exciting textures and luminous layers. Throw in some of your favorite images and personal ephemera to add mixed media flair to your work, or focus simply on building your painting skills. Either way, you’ll learn to open yourself to a new painting process as you build texture, embrace color, and develop rich layers. See how easy it is to develop dynamic images as you work, and walk away with vivid works ready to go up on the wall.

Materials Fee $35 payable to instructor at beginning of class includes: 
1 - 12x12 museum profile canvas
1 - 12x12 Strathmore 400 Acrylic Paper
1 - 11x14 Strathmore 400 Mixed Media Paper
2 - 6x8 Strathmore Mixed Media Paper
Access to all shared materials:
Golden High Flow Acrylic Paint
Golden Soft Gel Medium
Golden Polymer Medium
Acrylic Paint Markers

Supplies Needed to bring for Class:
Paintbrushes
Water cup
Paint palette
A variety of drawing pencils
A journal or sketchbook

Optional items:
Personal ephemera - photos, photocopies, specialty papers


Wednesday & Wed Eve - 9 hr class

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

P241 Painted Cloth Stories


$ 220  

 

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.
 


 


Wednesday AM

Susan Lenart-Kazmer
9:00 - 12:00
Wednesday AM

P275a Ancient Artifacts - Casting Resin


$ 90  

 

   Focus on new works in jewelry and Resin as it has never been presented before in casting….sand, scratch, and scraffitto your way into creating unique objects and ancient artifacts in jewelry in combination with metal. Focus and build with resin using multiple thin layers while learning new techniques and application for scratching, crackling, engraving, transferring of imagery, making marks and coloring surface with foils and tints.
Learn different techniques in casting such as Dirty Casting and Glass resin casting. Build ancient relics.

Each student will leave with a beautiful pendant and a journal full of ideas and a whole new direction to focus your work.

Kit fee $30.00 paid to instructor at beginning of class includes
rubber silicone, finished resin component to work on…expendables such as resin to use in class, mica flakes, powders and cold enamels, solder, sand paper, wire. 

Please bring-optional- meaningful small objects such as photos, inclusions such as text, leaves, sticks, herbs, sand, dried flowers. Please bring an Objects to cast.


Wedneday AFT

Susan Lenart-Kazmer
1:30 - 4:30
Wedneday AFT

P275b Brazing Bold - Resin +Silver Talismans Jewelry


$ 90  

 

In this workshop, start by focusing on hand-making a sterling silver bezel by braising a simple open back bezel form using gallery wire. Learn practical metalworking skills in brazing, filing, sanding and finishing to create a small open form bezel of traditional bezel wire.
Later, focus and build with resin using multiple thin layers while learning new techniques and application for scratching, crackling, engraving, transferring of imagery, making marks and coloring surface. Add resin, foil, tints and learn scraffito techniques.
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. Finish an extraordinary pendant.

Kit fee-$34.00 payable to instructor at beginning of class includes:
sterling silver gallery wire, silver wire to create a shank, ice resin, foils, tints, All soldering materials and expendables. 

Please bring to class -
 pliers-round needle nose, chain nose, wire snips. Burnishing tool, Sandpaper, metal file. Photos, pictures images dried flowers.

I will supply tools such as fire bricks, torches, soldering material, flexible shaft, drill bits, torches, gas, sandpaper, instructions. I will have extra tools in the classroom.

 

 


 


Wednesday Eve

Jenny Doh
6:30 - 9:30
Wednesday Eve

P233 Knitting 101 Salon


$ 85  

 

Join Jenny for a laid back night of easy breezy knitting. For those who are complete beginners, Jenny will provide a kit that you can purchase to get you started on a very easy knitting project. For those who are intermediate to advanced, you are more than welcome to join the fun and do the beginner project or you can bring a project you want to start but have some questions about, or a project that you are in the middle of and need some support to solve problems. Most of all, we can all get into the zenlike zone of knitting together in style, as we unwind and build friendships through yarn.

Support, instruction, and community for all levels
Kit for beginner project: $20 payable at beginning of class
 

 


Jennifer MacLean
6:30 - 9:30
Wednesday Eve

P249 Vivid Ink Mixed Media Pendants


$ 85  

 

Please join us for some mixed media fun to create six colorful pendants to “wear & share”. Using alcohol ink, acrylic paint, embossing powders and your keen imagination, you will leave with impactful and practical pendants that make a statement and are sure to bring joy to the recipients. This class will also cover composition, layering, and elements of color.

Materials Fee: $ 15 payable to instructor at beginning of class includes

6 hand-cut gesso board pendant blanks and findings.
Leather necklace
Inks, paints, crackle, sealer,

Supplies Needed to bring for Class:

All supplies included.

Optional items:
If you have one, bring a Ranger Ink applicator tool and favorite rubber stamps, plenty will also be supplied.

 

 


 


Heather Kindt
6:30 - 9:30
Wednesday Eve

P273 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.


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

P275e Wire Links –Forging with Ancient Techniques


$ 90  

 

In this hands on workshop learn the usefulness of this age old technique reminiscent of our ancestors long ago. Using 10 gauge bronze wire, explore the possibilities of how it relates to jewelry design, form and structure. Learn the correct methods for hand hammering and alternately annealing wire for malleability and compliance. This technique of rendering round wire, flat allows for a handmade rustic look and feel. Drawing a bead for closure. Use this link bracelet as the start of a Talismans charm bracelet or for housing amulets, fringe or personal mementos. Finish at least one piece.

kit fee- $20.00 payable to instructor at beginning of class includes:
10 gauge bronze wire, as much as needed in class, silver 20 gauge for attaching links, expendables such as liver of sulfur and sandpaper.

Supply List- Please bring, anvil, hammer, needle nose round, chain nose pliers, wire snips. Non asbestos soldering block (I will have extra)

I will bring- anvil, sandpaper, liver of sulfer, torches, fuel, burning pliers,


Debbie Rijns
6:30 - 9:30
Wednesday Eve

P312e Copper/Silver/Crystal


$ 85  

 

Earthly elements; when brought together can be made into wonderful mixed media pieces. We will be making a pendant where you will learn to silver solder on copper, solder a bezel cup then add stone powder. We will finish the piece by using a butane torch for oxidizing the copper in beautiful colors.

Kit: $30.00 paid to instructor at beginning of class includes:
Copper Sheet
Silver Solder
Green Kitchen Scrubber
Fine Silver Shot
Fine Silver Bezel Cup
Ground Stone
+- 2 1/2 " Crystal
Cotton Cord
Beads

You will need to bring to class:

Planishing/Repousé Hammer (Flat one side round on the other)
Metal Shears
Diamond File
Bench Block
Small Table Vise
Long Nose Pliers
Butane Torch
Soldering Pad
Liquid Super Glue (Not Gel)
Tweezers
Pick
Brush for Flux

To Share:
Solder Flux
Jewellers Pickle
 

 Any questions can be sent to me at debpmcafrica@mweb.co.za


Jean VanBrederode
6:30 - 9:30
Wednesday Eve

P345 Going Batty


$ 85  

 

Capture the hearts of even the most stubborn bat adversaries by creating a delightful 3-D bat-shaped necklace made of either wood or acrylic, copper, enamel, a curved glass cabochon, and steel wire. You'll learn to use a mini beehive kiln to enamel our domed bat body, showcase a center image, and create a steel necklace I affectionately like to call "Bones."

$15 Kit fee includes:
Detailed instructions & resource list, wood or acrylic shapes, patterned paper, copper bat body, glass cabochon, images, adhesives, enamels, glass eye beads, use of  bee hive kiln and drill, steel wire, fibers, markers, micro fasteners, & nut drivers.

Student supply list (I will have a limited number to share):
1/2" bailing pliers, heavy duty wire cutters (like Keiba cutters), chain nosed pliers, large chisel-tipped black Sharpie marker, small file.

The Bat by T. Roethke
By day the bat is cousin to the mouse.
He likes the attic of an aging house.

His fingers make a hat about his head.
His pulse beat is so slow we think him dead.

He loops in crazy figures half the night
Among the trees that face the corner light.

But when he brushes up against a screen,
We are afraid of what our eyes have seen:

For something is amiss or out of place
When mice with wings can wear a human face.


To order tools for class, go to http://artgirlstools.etsy.com. Use Etsy code at checkout - artandsoul10 - for a 10% DISCOUNT!


 

 


 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Wed Eve & Thur Eve

Carol Spohn
6:30 - 9:30
Wed Eve & Thur Eve

P336 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
 


Wednesday & Thursday Feb 14 & 15

Jane Davies
9:00 - 4:30
Wednesday & Thursday Feb 14 & 15

P230 Composition & Contrast - 2 Day


$ 295  

 

Composition in painting means the arrangement of elements and their relationships to one another within the frame of the piece. It is not about the interpretation of a painting, or its emotional content, or its references. It is simply the totality of its abstract visual content (whether it is an abstract painting or a representational one).

I find contrast to be the most useful overarching principle in composition. You can look at many aspects of a painting through the lens of how much or how little contrast you have, and greatly increase your understanding of composition.

We ALL lean towards unity, repetition, and cohesiveness. Yet, often, it is the variety, the off-balance, the tension or discord in a piece that makes it compelling. We do not necessarily see this; we see a piece that we "like" without noticing that it's the VARIETY, the differences, the contrasts that make it strong. This workshop is meant to bring you up against this tendency towards unity, and challenge you to expand towards variety.

Supply List to bring to class:
• Paper for substrate: hot press watercolor paper or smooth printmaking paper works best (I use Stonehenge printmaking paper) Cut to 8”x8” or 10”x10”, or similar, comfortable size. Bring enough for about 20 small compositions.
• Acrylic paints: bring artist grade acrylics, such as Golden, supplemented with student grade (Liquitex Basics, e.g.)
• 8 oz bottle of Blick Matte Acrylic White (see my Favorate Materials page)
• Brushes
• Soft rubber brayer, 2” – 3”
• Acrylic matte medium (Utrecht brand) or soft gel (any other brand)
• Acrylic glazing medium (for diluting your paints and keeping them wet longer)
• Collage papers (your own painted papers as well as others; think pattern and color, not image)
• Scissors
• Disposable palette (pad of paper style)
• Drawing materials, such as pens, markers, pencils, crayons (Caran d’Aches NeoColor II are good), etc.
• Stamps and stencils (optional)
• Large roll of soft paper towels
• Spray bottle for water
• Container for water (think quart yoghurt container)
• Small make-up sponges for applying paint
• Any other bells and whistles you care to bring

For recommendations on specific materials, please go to my web site:
http://janedaviesstudios.com/favorite-materials/

$5 fee paid to instructor at beginning of class includes:
• Reams of 9”x12” cheap drawing paper for making collage papers and for other applications
• Some drawing materials to share
• Pearls of wisdom and pearls of stupidity

CLOSED


Roxanne Evans Stout
9:00 - 4:30
Wednesday & Thursday Feb 14 & 15

P238 Fierce Magic, A Two-sided Wall Hanging and Scroll


$ 295  

 

 Who would think that you could create such magic from a simple piece of watercolor paper and scraps of fabric!
This workshop is named after one of the projects I created from my online workshop, Victory Shields and Wisdom Keepers.
Fierce Magic is made by attaching layer upon layer of papers and fabrics to a long piece of cold-pressed watercolor paper. Thin or thick, transparent or textured materials are collaged and built and your stories are revealed. Both sides contrast, one side represents the colors that you love, and the other side represents the subtle beauty of life. This piece will be attached to a special stick or paintbrush could be hung on a wall or even from a window. It also nestles up into a beautiful scroll as a Wisdom Keeper.


Thursday - Feb 15

Caitlin Dundon
9:00 - 4:30
Thursday - Feb 15

P234 Black & White Magic


$ 150  

 

There is something fantastic about black and white in combination that both relaxes the eyes and excites the imagination. It’s not just babies that are stimulated by high contrast of black against white. While many of us are familiar with black over white in painting, we’ll be exploring white gesso (and Titan Buff paint) over black gesso to start a dreamy mark-making exploration inspired by hieroglyphic, paleolithic and other ancient symbols and writing and even just plain scribbling. We’ll use household tools and artist tools to create our marks and work in layers, sanding back, and even some glazing and yes, students can add another color too! We’ll also explore texture with acrylic soft gel, fiber paste and molding and texture pastes. We’ll work on a 16” x 16” wood panel (flat or cradled) or canvas or if you prefer you may choose to work on 4” - 6” square blocks, watercolor paper or individual canvases.

Kit $10 payable to instructor at beginning of class includes:
fiber paste 
acrylic soft gel 
molding/texture paste
Catalyst tools/wedges to share
other household tools to share
palette knives to share
dixie cups

Students Should Bring:
white gesso
black gesso (instructor recommends Golden)
flat ½” and 1” paint brushes
water container
paper towels
16” x 16” wood or canvas panel
OR 16 individual 4” – 6” blocks/heavy duty watercolor papers or canvases
12” or larger ruler

optional: 1 color of acrylic paint, Titan Buff acrylic paint, Catalyst tools/wedges, alphabet/kanji/symbol stamps/stencils, palette knife


 


Ruth Greening
9:00 - 4:30
Thursday - Feb 15

P245 PMC Ring With Prong Set Stone


$ 150  

 

There are some stones that just cannot be set with traditional methods. In this class, you will not only learn how to make a seamless band to fit your finger but to set a stone with prongs that you make to fit your stone.

Kit Fee: $20 payable to instructor at beginning of class includes
PMC3 paste for project, fine silver wire and finishing materials.

Student Supply List: 1 25g PMC3 clay, basic PMC tools (PVC roller, #3 round brush, scalpel) A stone about 1/2” in size.

PMC3 clay will be available for purchase at market price if students are unable to bring their own.
A small selection of stones will also be available for purchase for this project.

 


 


Erin Keck
9:00-4:30
Thursday - Feb 15

P254 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,
 


Susan Lenart-Kazmer
9:00 - 4:30
Thursday - Feb 15

P276 Altered Surface Talismans Jewelry


$ 155  

 

Challenge what is commonly held notions of what is considered jewelry. Gain knowledge of my studio style, tools and techniques for altering sheet metal and incorporating personal mementos and found objects to create wearable works of art. Learn metal techniques such as hand hammering, shaping, stamping, build dimensional pieces by dapping, folding, forming and manipulation. finishing and a variety of oxidizing methods.
Add color, layer and style to your metalwork. Learn personal methods, formulas and techniques for altering, patterning and coloring the surface of sheet metal. Work with hand made traditional and nontraditional formulas to create colorful patinas and emulate artifacts from a lost civilization. Use these altered metal pieces to build a unique charm bracelet. Jewelry techniques include clean up, polishing, design, color and layout of ideas.

KIT Fee- $25.00 payable to instructor at beginning of class includes:
bronze 20 gauge sheet metal, bronze 16 gauge wire, all patinas, jump rings, small link chain (unless you build one in Wire links 3 hour) sandpaper 

Supply List to bring:

ESSENTIAL TOOLS- tin snips, wire snips, needle nose and chain nose pliers, small hammer, anvil, metal file, (drill if you have one- 52 drill bits)

Optional- beads, tin scraps, found or small precious objects.


Ty & Marcia Schultz
9:00 - 4:30
Thursday - Feb 15

P279 Copic Marker Techniques


$ 150  

 

Push the boundaries of convention felt pen coloring into a fascinating realm of mixed media techniques with the spotlight on Copic Markers. Blend and overlay vibrant layers with the transparent ink in these amazing pens. Other media will be used to explore your artistic possibilities. Besides blending and layering you will also learn airbrushing with stencils and Copic Markers.

Supplies Needed to bring to class:

Assortment of your favorite Copic Marker colors

Materials fee $30 paid to instructor at beginning of class includes:

Copic 3pc Blending Trio 
Copic Multiliner
Copic Coloring Book
Gold Leaf


Kitty Miller
9:00 - 4:30
Thursday - Feb 15

P280 Supplies for ME


$ 150  

 

Have you been interested in mixed media painting but aren’t sure exactly where to start or where to go now that you have taken the plunge? Are you not sure of what the different mediums and products are for and can do? Don’t want to spend a bunch of money on supplies you aren’t sure you will use? In this class you will receive new DecoArt Mixed Media Products and Paints and we will create a couple of fun projects with them so you know how to use them. We will paint fun flowers and birds and use a bunch of different products, we will discuss different ways to use products and you will learn a bunch of different mixed media techniques. All of the supplies will be yours to take home and play with, you will leave the class with so many ideas you will be bursting with creativity. You can ship them home in a flat rate box if you are traveling, I will have some available for you, or throw them in your suitcase and check them. This is gonna be a really fun class and anybody can do it, I promise you will create something you love and you will feel a new sense of freedom.

For the class the only thing you need to bring are a couple of birch artist panels to paint on size 5x7 to 8x8 if you do not wish to bring the wood panels I will have them for sale for $7 to $12. Bring a few brushes(just a good variety a flat brush, a round brush a small detail brush and your faves. (Don't worry if you don't have the right brushes I always have a bunch to loan) Everything else will be provided for you.
There is no class kit fee unless you need the birch artist wood panels to paint on, I will have those for sale.
 


Lulu Moonwood Murakami
9:00 - 4:30
Thursday - Feb 15

P287 Embroidered and Embellished Tags


$ 150  

 

Oh, for the love of THREAD! I love doing hand-stitching for its peaceful, meditative effect, as well as for the fun, folkloric stitches and the glorious colors and textures of the thread. In this class I will get you going with some basic stitches such as the running stitch, French knots, and cross stitch. Then we’ll get fancy with some couching, bullion loops, and crested chain stitch, and more! We’ll be making little tags, perfectly sweet little gifts or fun decorative objects to hang about the house. These tags have a front and a back, and are approximately 3 x 5 inches big. After you learn and practice these stitches, you’ll be on your way to endless possibilities of embellished appliqué! 
Students should bring to class:
Fabric: 
• Colorful quilting weight cotton is good (not batik as it is more challenging to embroider)
• Small pieces of felted wool such as they sell in quilt shops, for hearts, circles, other shapes
Threads:
• Pearl cottons such as Valdani, Eleganza, or DMC. I prefer sizes 8 and 12 for most of my fancy stitching.
• Embroidery floss such as DMC, 6 strand
• Regular sewing machine thread to stitch front to back of the tags, in a color that matches your fabric.

• Optional #24 beading thread
Needles:
• Milliners #1 straw needle
• Chenille #24 needle
• Optional Milliners #10 needle for beading
Optional embellishments such as buttons and beads


 


Deb Prewitt
9:00 - 4:30
Thursday - Feb 15

P300 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).
 


Russell Conte
9:00 - 4:30
Thursday - Feb 15

P320 Sewing Leather? On a Domestic Machine? It’s in the Bag!


$ 155  

 

NOTE: Sewing machine experience is required. This is an intermediate sewing class. You are being taught how to construct a project - not being taught how to sew. We will have 10 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!

Let Russell show you how to turn your leather woes to WHOAS! In this class you’ll learn the fundamentals to successfully sew leather on while being taught how to construct a leather bucket bag with an interior welt pocket. From selecting the correct leather, needles, thread, notions and feet to setting grommets, managing hardware and construction, this class will leave you both inspired to make and teach your own leather bags.

Materials Fee $ 50.00 paid to instructor at beginning of class Includes
 All materials and pattern for making a leather and denim bucket bag.

Supplies Needed to bring for Class:

BERNINA sewing machine, bobbins, smooth glide (Teflon) foot (Foot #53 preferred, Foot #56 will work), size 90 and 100 leather needles, thread trimming scissors, and a smile…

Optional items:

Cookies… Though they should probably be on the “needs” list…

 


 


Jenny Doh
9:00 - 4:30
Thursday - Feb 15

P322 Sexy Watercolors/Gouache


$ 155  

 

• PAINTS:
o Gouache performs like watercolors but it is opaque rather than sheer. Gouache comes in tubes and you squeeze out a little at a time. Make sure to include 2 reds, 2 blues, 2 yellows, black, white, 1-2 browns, 1 green, 1 orange, 1 violet, and any other colors that you might be attracted. Holbein Acryla Gouache, and Windsor Newton Designer Gouache are my favorite brands of gouache
o Watercolors comes in tubes or pan sets. Unlike gouache, it goes on sheer, and also you can squeeze out watercolors into a little container and though it will dry, it can be reactivated with water. If you want a basic set in little pans, a set like like this one will be fine. If you want to get tubes, get 2 reds, 2 blues, black, white, 1-2 browns, 1 green, 1 orange, 1 violet and any other colors you like. My favorite brands are M. Graham & Co. Artists' Watercolors, Daniel Smith Extra Fine Watercolors, and Holbein Artists' Watercolors.

Supplies to bring to class:

• Black Stabilo pencil
• Regular pencil
• Masking tape 1.5 or 2 inch in width
• Watercolor postcards
• Raw wood panel (a 3-pack of 5x7 will be good)
• Pencil sharpener
• Watercolor Graphite
• Mixed Media Sketchbook (I carry the smaller 5.5 x 8.5 size that fits nicely in my backpack. That's my go-to size. Having a larger size for the studio is also a good idea.)
• Parallel pen size 6.0mm with the blue cap
• Watercolor Paintbrushes (Currently I like Golden Taklon brushes by Trekell. Size 10 is a good one to have.) 
• Acrylic Rulers (I have several sizes and having several is good if you are using small and large sketchbooks. For a smaller sketchbook, a 5x5 or 6 x6 inches would be good.)
Large container for water
Paper towels



• (Optional): Watercolor tin: Here's a cute little tin that you can use to squeeze out your watercolor tubes if you go that route. This is only for watercolor tubes, not gouache.
• Smart phone or ipad fully charged, with images that you want to reference for work.

 


Carol Spohn
9:00 - 4:30
Thursday - Feb 15

P337 Sweet Chickadee


$ 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  need 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 fee  $23 payable to instructor at beginning of class 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
• YES Paste by Gane Brothers & Lane
• Charcoal powder
• Moo Eraser
 


Jean VanBrederode
9:00 - 4:30
Thursday - Feb 15

P346 Moon & Stars


$ 150  

 

Info to come

 

 


Art Girls' Tools (http://artgirlstools.etsy.com) and Enamel Warehouse (http://enamelwarehouse.etsy.com) are both great sources for tools and enameling supplies!

students may wish to bring their own  Ott Light.
 


Ingrid Dijkers
9:00 - 4:30
Thursday - Feb 15

P356 Vintage Bark Cloth Journal


$ 150  

 

Student Level -
Beginner to Intermediate

You'll leave this workshop with a fully bound and prepared journal all set and ready for journaling. Most everything you'll need to build this charming journal is supplied in your accompanying kit including vintage bark cloth, paints, papers and paper mache paste. If you like, you can bring your own paint, paper and fabric to personalize your journal. This light weight, yet very sturdy, little (5" X 7 1/2") journal is simple in materials, design and construction. Once you learn the tricks, this will surely become one of your favorite journal construction methods as it is very easy to adapt to any size or number of pages. You'll be supplied with a vintage piece of Bark Cloth to cover your journal and have use of matching paints to tie the whole journal together. You need bring only a few basic materials that you probably already have at home.

Kit fee of $20 payable to instructor at beginning of class Includes –

8 pre cut foam core pages
Vintage Bark Cloth to cover your journal
Tyvek
Paper mache paste
Tacky glue
Use of additional materials - foam stamps, paints, page spacers

Student supplies to bring to class
An old paper back book
Scissors
1” natural bristle utility brush (as found at home improvement stores)
Bone folder
Pencil
Small container of off white craft paint, Gesso (NOT liquitex brand) or white house hold primer
Cork backed Metal ruler

Optional items - If you have or we can share -
Heat gun
Anything you'd like to include in your journal


 


Kelly Kilmer
9:00 - 4:30
Thursday - Feb 15

P702 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.)


Thursday AM

Debbie Rijns
9:00 -12:00
Thursday AM

P313 It`s Snowing Silver (PMC Filigree Snowflake)


$ 85  

 

If you are a fan of Precious Metal Clay this workshop is a fun and creative one.
This project sees the creation of a silver snowflake made from Precious Metal Syringe type clay. This is a perfect Christmas tree decoration, holiday pendant or gift to give.

I will supply the designs, you bring your artistic input!

You will bring to class:
2 x PMC 9g Syringes
1 x PMC Paste
Steel or Brass Brush
Burnisher
Black Sharpie Pen
Teflon Sheet
Scotch Tape
Paintbrush
Craft Knife
Sand paper
Baby wipes
Toothpicks

Any questions or if you need PMC products for the workshop please email me
at least 2 weeks before the start of the retreat at debpmcafrica@mweb.co.za
 


Thursday AFT

Debbie Rijns
1:30 - 4:30
Thursday AFT

P313a Walking With Nature


$ 85  

 

A walking stick is a wonderful companion when hiking in nature,
not only for safety and assistance, but for unearthing treasures while wandering
through Mother Nature`s world.

Kit: $35.00 paid to instructor at beginning of class includes:
Leather for Grip
Leather Cord
Cotton Cords
Colored Wires
Small nails
Feathers
Beads
Ribbons
Shells with holes
River Rock
Natural Crystal
Bells

Needed to bring to class:
Natural Branch
Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
Any personal items you wish to attach to your walking stick.
 

Any questions or if you need PMC products for the workshop please email me
at least 2 weeks before the start of the retreat at debpmcafrica@mweb.co.za
 


Thursday Eve

Denise Braun
6:30 - 9:30
Thursday Eve

P210 Sacred Story Cards


$ 85  

 

This course supports students as they create an entire deck of ANGEL CARDS all their own. Their Sacred Story comes alive when they utilize mixed media techniques to share their heartfelt visions. Each card is a 6 x 4” treasure of truth. And every student will leave class with a deck of 15-20 cards that can be utilized in their day to day journeys.

Vintage ephemera, trinkets and treasures embellish these cards. Along with beautiful acrylic paint and ink techniques. And every card has a front and back-side. We have plenty of room to create light and love while you write down your story (and the magic of your creative life thus far)! Every card has a “theme” as we work across the deck. As we explore light, transition and shadow elements of our experiences, you’ll come to better understand your truth. Your authentic voice. And what makes you an amazing, beautiful, soulful sister.

Materials Fee $5 payable to instructor at beginning of class includes:
 card stock and templates for students to begin creating cards, as well as vintage ephemera that are one of a kind! Very special papers. Templates, satin bags for the cards, various pre-fab words students can pick and choose from,

I will supply markers, brushes and paints, stabilo pencils and pens, oil pastels, pre-printed words for cards, crackle medium, illustration pens, charcoal pencils (white and black), faber-castelle pens,

Students need to bring:
scissors, special papers (scrapbook type), stamps/ink pads, special images you have collected (even family photos), ephemera. Bring anything that gives you a SPARK! Such as special paints, brushes, etc. 

Optional items: 

ANYTHING that supports you as you consideryour Sacred Story. Ideally, I will send out a welcome email/newsletter  and describe the class they’re about to engage within….how creating intuitively from their heARTspace supports authenticity, healing and amazing artwork.

So I encourage students to find old photos, to look up quotes that spark their heart, to find scrapbook embellishments (non-3D) that can be a part of the card making process. I also encourage students to bring Angel Card Decks they already use and love…they’re a great source of inspiration and help us organize our own S.S. Cards.


Ruth Chandler
6:30 - 9:30
Thursday Eve

P219 Boro Needle Case


$ 85  

 

Everyone needs a needle case at some point right? Japanese boro techniques with fun and funky hand stitching will give you a one of a kind needle case to use yourself or give as a gift. Quick and easy, you will go home with a finished project and all you need to bring is a thimble, reading glasses and chocolate if you want a sweet pick me up.
Kit fee $25.00 payable to instructor at beginning of class includes:
Everything needed for your project

Supplies Needed to Bring to class:
scissors,
ott or portable light
reading glasses if needed

 



 


Lisa Chin
6:30 - 9:30
Thursday Eve

P226 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

 

 


 


Helen Shafer Garcia
6:30 - 9:30
Thursday Eve

P242 Drawing the Lines


$ 85  

 

All levels
Drawing is seeing without knowing. We have all of these symbols stuck in our heads for shapes but it’s not what we see in front of us. Break away from that brain stuff and learn how to see in a new way- a mindful, observational way. Connect the lines with confidence and leave those doubts behind! We’ll play with pens, pencils and color pencils that will be used to draw funky small objects that I’ll bring to class. Learn all about those art -speak terms like values, color theory, intensity, contour, and negative space. Now is the time to reach out for that pencil and draw the lines!

Supply list needed to bring to class:
9” x 12” mixed media journal
#2b and a4B pencil
small white plastic eraser

5.00 supply fee payable to instructor at beginning of class includes
pens and the use of color pencils

I will provide visual aids and other tools to use while we work.

www.helenshafergarcia.com blog: www.agavelatte.blogspot.com
 


Erin Keck
6:30 - 9:30
Thursday Eve

P255 Unique Steampunk Puppets


$ 85  

 

Come create a unique puppet with all of the personality that only you can give it. We will be making Articulated Steampunk themed puppets using wood and images designed by Susan Hoert. We will also use embellishments and finishing techniques that will make each puppet extra special. Students will have their choice from several different puppets to make. Airship Kitty Puppet, who is pictured. Industrial Pug Puppet, Time Traveler Yorkie Puppet, Steampunk Mermaid Puppet, or Time Ticker Mona Lisa Puppet.
This is a fun and relaxing workshop geared for the beginner and the advanced artist. Come and enjoy this workshop and leave with a unique puppet that will always bring a smile.
Please bring apron.

Kit Fee - $20.00 paid to instructor at beginning of class includes:

Everything is provided. Teacher will have tools however if students have a basic jewelry tool kit please bring along. 
 


Liz Kettle
6:30 - 9:30
Thursday Eve

P265 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.


Heather Kindt
6:30 - 9:30
Thursday Eve

P274 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.


Carol Nelson
6:30 - 9:30
Thursday Eve

P287e Faux Batik


$ 85  

 

Batik is an ancient art form that originated in Indonesia. It involves dying fabric and selectively covering areas of the cloth with wax so they will resist the dye. After repeated steps of waxing and dying, an intricate design can be achieved.
In this class, you can learn to give your painting the beautiful look of batik, but without the labor-intensive process of true batik. Our process is done with fluid acrylic paints on rice paper and/or fabric supports. Using melted beeswax as a resist, you will learn a seven step process to create a painting that has a unique look similar to batik.
Some experience with drawing/painting is required in this class.

Materials Fee - $10 paid to instructor at beginning of class includes:
Golden fluid acrylic paints to share
Beeswax and paraffin
Unryu Thai rice paper and 12x12 inch cotton fabric squares


Supply list for students to bring:
Golden fluid acrylics (or use shared Golden paints)
Short Handled Nylon Brushes (3/4 inch flat, #6, and #2) suitable for w/c and acrylic
Several sections of newspaper (for blotting up wax)
Reference photos of landscapes, large-petaled flowers (poppies = good, daisies = bad)
Palette, spray water bottle, paper towels, pencil, water container (32 oz yogurt is good)
Optional: If you want to see your masterpiece mounted on foam board with a mat, bring a 12x12 inch mat (8 inch opening) and a 12x12 inch piece of foam board
 


 


   


Debbie Rijns
6:30 - 9:30
Thursday Eve

P314 Viking Knit


$ 85  

 

Viking knit, probably from the 9 and 10th century; the time of the Vikings.
Viking knit is also known as trichinopoly. We will use this ancient way
of wire knitting to make a bracelet from fine silver wire, the closing will be
an original fine silver clasp designed by you. An assortment of beads
to choose from will embellish your bracelet.

Kit: $38.00 paid to instructor at beginning of class includes:
Fine Silver Wire 16 and 24ga
Art Craft Wire
End Caps
Assorted Beads
Viking Draw Plate

You will need to  bring:
Masking Tape
Long Nose Pliers
Flat Nose Pliers
Side Cutter
Small Hammer
Bench Block
Large Embroidery Needle
Sharpie Pen Fine

 Any questions can be sent to me at debpmcafrica@mweb.co.za


Susan Schenk
6:30 - 9:30
Thursday Eve

P329 Collage Nature: Birds & Butterflies


$ 85  

 

Bring some fluttering nature inside and use maps and magazine pages to create striking, realistic portraits of birds and butterflies. Discover how to use recycled paper as “paint” to create a unique work of art. You will be guided through the technical challenge of making realistic renderings from recycled materials, and produce one or two frame-ready works of art. No drawing skills needed. Sophisticated looking results from a deceptively simple technique that you can use at home to create more.

Supplies Needed for Class:
Color images of birds and/or butterflies. 8 x 10 is perfect. Calendar photos are great image sources. More available in class.
Papers that appeal to you, including old maps, music, etc.
Old magazines and books to tear up.
Your favorite scissors, a cutting mat and Exacto if you have one,

Everything will be provided in class including reference photos of birds and butterflies


Jenny Doh
6:30 - 9:30
Thursday Eve

P350 Mapping a New Art Narrative: Free, Not Brave


$ 85  

 

Evening lecture/Group Discussion with Jenny Doh, MSW
Join Jenny as she gives an interactive talk and facilitates group discussion to help each participant step closer to a creative process where we lead not by fear, but with freedom. Jenny will utilize creative activities that inspire artists to examine their personal stories, and how to infuse those stories into the creative process. The discussion will also examine ways to create an intent that discerns the presence and absence of fear, and how that discernment can inform the art-making process.

 


Friday - Feb 16

Doris Arndt
9:00 - 4:30
Friday - Feb 16

P204 Give "Em the Bird (Painting That is)


$ 150  

 

Bright, bold and whimsical, these birds will make you smile. You'll learn how to break free and let your inner child paint with joy and fun. You'll have three surfaces to work on during the day, two 2' wide x 6"high wood panels and one paper surface. We will paint on all three during our day and we will try to complete them by the end of the day. 
A handout will provided as will as scrap paper to sketch out ideas.

Material fee $7.00 payable to instructor at beginning of class includes:
three painting surfaces (one paper and two wooden boards 2"x 6" , water solvable pencil, use of my acrylic paints, gesso, spray sealant and water based wax finish. I'll provide cups for rinse water and paper towels. I will also have a handout with sketches on how to draw these birds and scrap paper.

Supplies Needed for Class: a couple inexpensive small (not tiny) paintbrushes, small variety of bright acrylic paints (optional), pencil for sketching and fine tip permanent ink pen in black and a white Signo pen. 

 


Clarissa Callesen
9:00 - 4:30
Friday - Feb 16

P212 Assembling your Treasures


$ 150  

 

Do you have a stash of special objects that you keep hoarding because one day you’re going to make that special piece of art with them? Do you keep collecting but not creating because you don’t know where start? Come let me help. I will share my years of experience, skills, and tricks for creating Assemblage art. We will be working in the altar or box format to create a unique permanent home for those treasures. There will be a strong focusing on texture; distressing new objects to create the patina and illusion of age, using paints and potions to create cracks, bumps, rust, and shimmer. We will discuss composition and then I will share a myriad of different ways to connect and unify objects into a cohesive work of art. I support and encourage everyone to create in their own unique way.

Supply list to bring to class:
• A base or box to house your treasures (potential ideas: cheap balsa boxes from Michaels, a cigar box, a lid to box from a thrift store, a found piece of old wood, a silver tray, metal tin, or ?)
• An assortment of unpainted wooden shapes from Michaels ( hearts, stars, discs, or elaborate laser cut shapes)
• A small figurine or special object that will be the focal point of your art piece (potential ideas: small religious statues, hard plastic or ceramic animal figurine, a cross, a feather, a wooden heart, a small doll, or?)
• A decent selection of those treasured found objects to embellish your altar with (potential ideas: buttons, broken jewelry, keys, stones, sticks, charms, fake flowers, etc)
• An assortment of your favorite acrylic paints, make sure to include a black and white
• A selection of smaller paint brushes include a detail brush
• A palette and water container
• A small container of gel matte medium
• A small assortment of collage papers
• If you own a heat gun or embossing gun please bring, but do not purchase just for class. There will be several to share.

Supply fee $15 payable to instructor at beginning of class includes:

• Apoxie sculpt
• Gesso
• Walnut ink
• Rust Paint
• A variety of glues
• wire
• Gold and silver leaf
• Use of power and hand tools
• Butane torches and heat proof surfaces

P.S. No stressing allowed, it is about the creative process, not the specific supplies. Please email if you have any questions. clarissacallesen@gmail.com

 


 


Ruth Chandler
9:00 - 4:30
Friday - Feb 16

P220 Denim Redux


$ 150  

 

Patches and stitching on garments are all the rage so come join me and stitch new life into and old tired garment using the time honored Japanese Boro technique. Learn about Boro as you create a one of a kind piece of wearable art.
Bring a favorite old denim garment or find one at a used clothing store and learn how to patch and stitch new life into it. I will bring lots of great Japanese fabrics and bits of hand-dyed indigo for you to use. All you need to bring is your garment, thimble, and readers if you need them.

Supply list to bring to class:
Garment to stitch
Thimble
Readers if you need them
Any bits of favorite fabric you might want to use

Supply fee $20 paid to instructor at beginning of class includes:
needles
thread
Mistyfuse
fabric for patches (Japanese fabrics and hand-dyed indigo)
 


Ruth Greening
9:00 - 4:30
Friday - Feb 16

P246 Bezel Set Stone in PMC


$ 150  

 

This class is not a class for the beginner in metal clay and is strongly recommended that you have a good understanding of how to work with the clay.

The art of bezel setting stones has been around for a long time. Transferring that skill to combine with metal clay is an exciting addition to the jewelry world, but a whole new skill set that needs to be learned.
Students will learn how to calculate proper size for the setting, how to fit a bezel, how to properly fire and connect the settings and set the stone.

Kit Fee: $35 payable to instructor at beginning of class includes
PMC3 paste for the project, bezel wire and stone to set, finishing materials and patina work.

Student Supply List: 1 25g PMC3, basic PMC tools (PVC roller, #3 round brush, scalpel), chain or cord the hang finished piece. Tablet or phone capable of connecting with the internet.

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


Lisa Renner
9:00 - 4:30
Friday - Feb 16

P250 “It’s All In Her Head” Artist Tool Caddie


$ 155  

 

Please join me in a fun-filled day creating a unique, one of a kind and functional vessel you can truly call your own.  Polymer clay, acrylic paint, chalk, and alcohol inks are just some of the elements you will use to transform an ordinary tin into a unique tool caddie for the tools of your trade! Measuring approximately 4” in height these whimsical tins are perfect to contain your favorite markers, pens, colored pencils, paint brushes, scissors, or even cosmetics such as eye pencils or brushes!!
You will use polymer clay and molds from the teacher’s personal collection to form a prominent face which will proudly grace the front of the tin. Simple sculpting techniques will be shown so that you can customize the face in your own way. Placing innovative textures in the clay surrounding the tin puts your own creative mark to your piece and will really make it sing!

Supplies needed to Bring to class:
Polymer clay (Please bring Original White Sculpey by Polyform. It comes in a 1 lb (approx.) box. You will not use the entire box in this project so you can share with a friend if you wish.
Pasta machine, clay slicing blade - if you are traveling, A&S will have one to share
Work surface (a 12 x 12 smooth tile works great. You need something you can cut against like tile or glass).
Acrylic paint: Burnt umber and/or black acrylic paint to antique the tin, Flesh color for face
Paper towels, Spray bottle filled with water
Cheap 1” natural bristled paint brush for antiquing
Small ½” paint brush for painting the face
Plastic container for water for the paint brushes

Your favorite Sculpting tools -Anything you already have and like to use is fine.
Some suggestions: wooden skewer for poking holes, texturing and defining features, toothpicks, a metal knitting needle for smoothing seams, texturing and sculpting (I will bring some to share), ball tipped stylus in several sizes for making patterns and for sculpting eyes (Note: a plastic ball-tipped drink stirrer can be used instead of the ball tipped stylus and I will bring some to share), rubber tipped clay shaper (dickblick.com), (I will have a few to share for class use but you may want your own- These are great for helping sculpt and adjust facial features.)
Optional: Gloves, apron, Waterbrush filled with alcohol (This is a brush with a reservoir designed to hold water, but can hold alcohol for use with alcohol inks).

25.00 materials fee paid to instructor at beginning of class includes:
use of all materials listed below
one metal tin,
a detailed handout
Face Molds and dry release
Metal knitting needles (for smoothing seams and sculpting)
Ball-tipped drink stirrers for sculpting
Rubber-tipped clay shapers
Chalk and a few soft brushes
Alcohol inks and small paint brushes to apply
Alcohol in spray bottles
Some selected texturing implements and rubber stamps
Metal texture wheels
Toothpicks
Foil to make rings for baking the tins, batting
Border cutters
Metallic rubs and mica powders
A metal tin for everyone

 

 

  


Susan Lenart-Kazmer
9:00 - 4:30
Friday - Feb 16

P277 Making Connections-Riveting


$ 155  

 

Combine layers of metal sheet, found objects and paper to create layers of negative and positive space to complete an unusual wearable charms, Talismans and pendants. Focus on cold joining techniques such as riveting traditional, nut and screw, bundled objects such as a small stack of paper. Also, learn to add height and dimension by incorporating a technique using tubing which creates a hollow form. Learn clean up and finish work. Attach to a charm bracelet or create a pendant. Multiple pieces will be finished in class. Use of jewelers saw will be helpful.

Kit fee $25 payable to instructor at beginning of class Includes: 
bronze sheet metal, tubing, screws, nuts, 16 gauge wire, transparent paper, jumprings 

Supply List to bring:
Please bring- jewelers saw, size 03 blades, (or tin snips) wire snips, chain nose and needle nose pliers, ball peen hammer, anvil, Optional- drill, flat metal files, photographs, transparency’s, personal objects

I will provide- liver of sulfur, images, drills, bits, files for use,


Carol Nelson
9:00 - 4:30
Friday - Feb 16

P288 Metals & Mixed Media


$ 150  

 

This 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
18 gauge Aluminum and copper wire
Iron paint and activator
Origami foil and candles
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 stick (if you have one, or we can share)
Selection of brushes, small palette knife, spray water bottle, paper
towels, scissors, palette for mixing colors, 32 oz water container.


Ty & Marcia Schultz
9:00 - 4:30
Friday - Feb 16

P296 Illuminated Letters to Graffiti


$ 150  

 

Find your expressive muse through the visual use of letters and words.The written word is a powerful and universal vehicle in which we all can ride. Featuring the magic and immediacy of Copic Markers we explore colorful verbal forms and embellish written letters with gold leaf. You will learn the intricacies of gold leaf that can be applied to other materials such as wood, plastic, glass etc.
Graffiti letters done in copic markers to show blending and the various styles of lettering will be fun to put in your sketchbook, transfer to fabric and make other projects. 

Supplies Needed to Bring to class:

Assortment of your favorite Copic marker colors

Materials fee $30 paid to instructor at beginning of class includes:

Copic 3pc Blending Trio 
Copic Multiliner
Copic Coloring Book
Gold Leaf


Deb Prewitt
9:00 - 4:30
Friday - Feb 16

P301 How Does Your Garden Grow?


$ 150  

 

In this class you will be exploring the Zentangle® process and creating your own one-of-a-kind Garden Scene. The morning will be spent learning/reviewing about Zentangle and various patterns and techniques you can use to enhance your scene. In the afternoon we will start creating our piece and growing our own Garden. Maybe you want flowers or shrubs or perhaps a bird bath or a garden bench or a garden gnome …….anything grows in your very own garden. 

Kit fee of $15 payable to instructor at beginning of class includes all your supplies for class (however feel free to bring any of your own favorite pens, pencils, markers to use)


 


Janice Richie
9:00 - 4:30
Friday - Feb 16

P311 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?)
 


Debbie Rijns
9:00 - 4:30
Friday - Feb 16

P315 African Ostrich Eggshell


$ 150  

 

Ostrich eggshells are wonderful things. Not only are they decorative, but have been used for years by the San people of Africa for storing water in the desert. We will take half a shell and embellish it with an assortment of different techniques to make a very special and unique item.

Kit: $35.00 paid to instructor at beginning of class includes:
½ of an African Ostrich Eggshell
Assorted wires
Assorted Vintage and modern African Beads
Stand for Eggshell Bowl

You will need to bring:
Sandpaper 320 and 400 grit
Wire Cutters
Scribe with sharp point
Assorted Paintbrushes
Colored Sharpie Pens
Large Soft Make Up Brush for applying leaf
Ephemera*
Glue Stick
Pencil
Any Natural items that you may want to use to embellish your bowl
such as feathers, twigs, dried leaves, thorns etc.

Instructor will bring the following to share:
Imitation Gold/Copper Leaf
Leaf Size
Acrylic Paints

*Printed paper napkins are good because the paper is thin and takes the shape of the shell very well.
 


Russell Conte
9:00 - 4:30
Friday - Feb 16

P321 You Can’t Sew Knits on a Domestic Machine… Or, Can You? Of Course You Can!


$ 155  

 

NOTE: Sewing machine experience is required. This is an intermediate sewing class. You are being taught how to construct a project - not being taught how to sew. 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!

If you’ve walked into any of the boutiques specializing in sportswear, you’ll see that stretch is all the rage. If you dare to look at the price tags, you’ll see that these little bits of fabric command really large prices, and, the number of people wanting to sew with stretch fabrics is growing by leaps and bounds. Here’s your chance to broaden your sewing savvy while sewing stretch fabrics. Drawing from Russell’s expertise and

his Mastering Stretch coursework, you’ll learn how to work with stretch fabrics to make a zippered hoodie and a pair of leggings (leggings, as time permits or the class insists!) – on a domestic machine, no less!

Materials Fee $ 50.00 paid to instructor at beginning of class includes
 All materials and pattern for making a zippered hoodie and a pair of leggings. 

Supplies Needed to bring for Class:

BERNINA sewing machine, bobbins, standard foot (#1), zipper foot (#4), overcast foot (#2), bulky overlock foot (#12), size 80 and 90 ballpoint needles, fabric shears, thread trimming scissors, tape measure, and a smile…

Optional items:

Brownies… Though they should probably be on the “needs” list…


 


 


Kate Thompson
9:00 - 4:30
Friday - Feb 16

P341 Fancy Lassies


$ 150  

 

Project workshop- you will complete two projects in this class
In this class I will be teaching painting and drawing fanciful girls using watercolors and chalk paints. 
The first part of the class I demonstrate how to create color combinations and print patterns to decorate our girls clothing as well as used to make collage pieces. I will then show you how to create your own fancy lassie with some simplified drawing techniques as well as collage. We start to use some of our prints we created to become design elements and patterns on the girls. I will have images available for image transfer and collage. 
Watercolor paper and some vintage fabric will be the substrate we will be working on.

Supply kit- $5.00 payable to instructor at beginning of class includes:
Inks
Plaster
Powdered charcoal

Supplies to bring to class:
watercolors (assorted reds, blues, yellows)
Watercolor paper – 7” x 14” or similar sizes
Charcoal 2b, 4b
Gesso
Soft gel medium
Bits of fabric
White acrylic paint


 


Jean VanBrederode
9:00 - 4:30
Friday - Feb 16

P347 Porous


$ 150  

 

Info to come

 

 


Art Girls' Tools (http://artgirlstools.etsy.com) and Enamel Warehouse (http://enamelwarehouse.etsy.com) are both great sources for tools and enameling supplies!

students may wish to bring their own  Ott Light.
 


Jenny Doh
9:00 - 4:30
Friday - Feb 16

P351 Free Motion Stitched & Watercolored Art Dolls


$ 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!

Free motion stitching is all about lowering the machine's feed dogs, attaching a darning foot, and controlling the movement of the fabric in a way that allows you to draw shapes including faces, boats, flowers, writing, and really anything else you can imagine. If you can draw it, you can free motion stitch it.

FIRST PART (before lunch)
In the first part of class, I will demonstrate the basics on how to control the fabric with the machine's feed dogs lowered, and together, we will do some warm-up exercises that get us understanding how to free motion stitch.

After we get the basics down, I will demonstrate the steps that I take in free motion stitching a face. I will also demonstrate how to free motion stitch other shapes and cursive text.

SECOND PART (after lunch)
In the second part of class, I will demonstrate how I apply watercolor paints to color the stitched works. I will also demonstrate how I apply fabric paints (that I will bring and you can use if you want to try out) in different ways.

THIRD PART (after lunch)
In the third part of class, each participant will make a choice to either finish a stitched and watercolored work into an actual doll by sewing and stuffing it co completion, or decide to continue practicing the stitching and coloring without making it into a doll option. We will also discuss other options that the works could take, like art quilts, and other works of art.


SUPPLY LIST to Bring:
Art & Soul will partner with Bernina to have available for each participant, a sewing machine that has the ability to lower its feed dogs, along with a darning foot. If you have a machine you love that can lower feed dogs and a darning foot and you would prefer to use your own machine, we would appreciate if you would  bring it with you.

• Threads (I like black, read, and white but you can bring other colors as well) and other sewing notions
• Quilting gloves (to help you grip the fabric as you move it)
• Heavy cotton fabric like drill cotton. I like to use drill cotton because I don't need to use a stabilizer. If you bring fabric that is less sturdy than drill cotton, please also bring stabilizer.
• Optional: Stabilizer. I like the tear-away kind. This is something you need if you are using fabric that is less sturdy than drill cotton.
• Watercolor set (like this one or really any other set you may already have)
• Watercolor brush (nothing fancy)
• Hand-sewing needle
• Stuffing (a 12-ounce bag will be enough for you to make 2 small to medium doll. it's called fiberfill, or polyfill ... like this one.)

• Optional: Water-soluble marker (I really do not like to use these markers when making free motion stitched art becuase I feel it sucks the energy right out of the project. Having said that, if you want to have one on hand, you can and I'll teach you how to use it with extreme caution.)


Helen Shafer Garcia
9:00 - 4:30
Friday - Feb 16

P359 Illuminated Ledger Book


$ 150  

 

What if you combined a ledger book style with Illuminated pages? How extraordinary! I always like to look for unique, uncommon combinations when I’m creating. This book will bring together text, original handwritten calligraphy ledger pages, with added color pencil organic oddities. You’ll receive a handmade illustrated hard cover to bind your book. Illuminate and create unexpected imagery onto pages throughout the book with color pencils and gold leaf using image transfers and stamps. Don’t worry about drawing abilities. Images will be available to copy and transfer. The emphasis will be on the art of blending colors, layering to create depth and saturation of colors. I’ll also teach you how to apply gold leaf, paint layers with acrylic patterns and stencil designs for a gilded aged look. Book construction will be a simple long stitch along the spine of the book.

$20.00 fee paid to instructor at beginning of class includes:
papers for book, 4 original antique ledger pages, cover image, gold and silver leaf papers, adhesive. Acrylics, sponges, linen threads
I’ll bring close up images for reference, blender pens, stencils, awls, and tools to use while we work.

Supply list to bring to class
Bring at least 8 or more pages from an old ledger book with handwriting on pages that you’d like to use. I will provide 4 pages each to get you started. We will cut or tear these pages to fit the size of the book.
Brushes: 1 inch or larger flat acrylic brush for adhesives and acrylics.
black F(fine) Faber-Castell pit India Ink pen
Apron
Heat gun or hairdryer
acrylic matt medium
old credit card for burnishing
Premier Prismacolor pencils Set of 24 or more. Include black and white (make sure you are buying premier wax based pencils, not water-soluble.) these brands are good also: Caran d’ Ache Luminance or Faber-Castell
Polychromes
1 bookbinding needle
bone folder
water container
#2b soft pencil and soft eraser

Copyright Helen Shafer Garcia


Friday AM

Erin Keck
9:00 - 12:00
Friday AM

P256 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)


Friday, Saturday & Sunday Feb 16, 17 & 18

Jesse Reno
9:00 - 4:30
Friday, Saturday & Sunday Feb 16, 17 & 18

P304 Freedom to Create - 3 Day Class


$ 405  

 

This three day mixed media painting class is an expansion on my two day class. The idea is to give students more time to digest the individual ideas, concepts and techniques of my one day class. this class is open to any level student/artist all my class begin with simple ideas and techniques the complexity comes in understanding how to own them engage in them and believing in them.. by having two days we have more opportunity to breathe between steps and ideas this means more critique, as well as time for me to question and exemplify the applications and concepts.

This class is focused on teaching students the value of creating using loose and free techniques. breaking down boundaries and confined ideas about art learning to move fluidly allowing an engaged experience rather than one wrapped in contemplation. its better to make mistakes then stand around worrying about them some of the best things happen on accident. learning to move forward with each step to focus on art being fun rather than stressful.. to create free and expressive work we must have fun and feel free to take risks this is what makes work resonate with passion..

A mix of demonstration, lecture and hands on painting will introduce students to my ideas, techniques and the purpose of my work..Tthis is an open level class as there is plenty to be learned by someone who has never painted before or those who are full time artists and teachers.. What I teach is far more about how and why than an outcome.. The goal of this class is to expose you to new ideas techniques and ways of approaching your art.

Meaning its more about developing techniques and approaches to art then a
how to paint something specific. I push students to further there
own work and ideas using my ideas and approaches.. I'm looking
to make creation fun. remembering this will keep us coming back for more.Iits all about painting painting over and painting over layering ideas,

changing ideas starting new ones coming back to old ones.. it should be a
personal journey that remains free and fun in which a the creator is
engaged in a process that is free of restraint so they may paint and see
there work as it happens.. Its abstract in alot of ways but it all makes
sense when you see it. its something you really need to practice.. you
take home the ideas and experience and continue to apply them..

For me painting is an experience in every way, i love the feeling of each
of my mediums and methods, drawing clenched fisted, wrong handed, without
looking, using my hand and palms to smear and mix acrylic paints, using
brushes, scrapers, oil crayons, and pastels in any way that comes to mind.
I'm always looking for a new technique to inspire me.. painting in many
reckless layers searching for a meaning in random intentions, then pulling
out the images i begin to see. This is what I will aim to instill in all
of you.. the excitement of the unexpected.. creating in ways that don't
seem like they should work. This will really open you up and remove the
stress from painting.. each time showing us and reinforcing the idea that
we can outshine our expectation of ourselves in ways we never knew..

$15 fee instructor will provide - non toxic acrylic paint primary colors, black colored pencils as marking tools, oil pastels for accent colors and marking, we will us heavy paper as our surface, so we can roll our pieces up for easy transport home.

Students will bring brushes and oil pastels
- small brush for details
- 1 inch flat brush
- fan brush
- 1 blue pastel
- 1 white pastel
- 1 red pastel
- 1 yellow pastel

All you need to bring is a few brushes, old and worn are best but anything will work. Remember this is about experimenting with what you don't think will work. :)
 


Saturday & Sunday Feb 17 & 18

Kate Thompson
9:00 - 4:30
Saturday & Sunday Feb 17 & 18

P342 Fabric Angel Book with Plastered Wings


$ 295  

 

In this class I will be teaching you how to make a fabric 4 signature book (6" x 8") I will instruct how to make coptic binding technique to attach the signatures. The cover will be in the shape of a wing that is created using plaster and gessoed fabrics. I demonstrate how to make gesso and plaster covered fabric for the pages and how to make lace, fabric, plaster borders to trim your pages.
The first day we will prep our pages with gesso and plaster. We will bind the book and make our wings. I will start to demonstrate techniques to create interesting and mysterious pages with angels as the theme.
The next day we continue working on our pages using mixed media painting and collaging techniques. Techniques demonstrated are collage, image transfers, drawing, painting with watercolors, gesso and pastels. We will paint angels as well as angelic symbols and icons using paint, stamps, applying plaster with stencils to create beautiful textures.

Supplies to Bring to Class:
assorted fabrics for the pages (size 12" x 8"). They could be vintage linens or linen and cotton fabrics of various thicknesses. At least 12 pieces
laces
140lb hot press watercolor paper- 11” x17”
putty knife
assorted watercolors (reds,blues and yellows) OPTIONAL Daniel Smith watercolors I use are rose madder geniune, burgandy yellow ochre, piemontite genuine
acrylics-paynes gray, quin. Nickel azo gold, quin. crimson
Golden open acrylic titanium white
White soft pastel
matte medium
gesso
wood or craft glue
Brushes: 1/4" and 1/8" angular brushes (golden taklon) Princeton select carries these and you can get them at Michaels
#0 or "1 pointed watercolor brush for detail work, any larger watercolor and acrylic brushes of your choice, a cheap utility brush for applying gesso and matte medium
pencils and charcoal
owl for piercing holes for binding book
for collage and image ephemera transfers. I will have a selection of images to offer in class , but try to bring images that you want to use. Images of faces and figures to collage or image transfer.

KIT FEE OF $10.00 paid to instructor at beginning of class includes:
waxed linen
tapesty needle
clothes pins
wire for wings and decoration
plaster
I will have assorted stamps and stencils available for use
Re-inkers to share with the students
 


Saturday - Feb 17

Doris Arndt
9:00 - 4:30
Saturday - Feb 17

P205 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)

 


Clarissa Callesen
9:00 - 4:30
Saturday - Feb 17

P213 Eco & Rust Fabric Dying


$ 150  

 

Come spend the day creating a stash of one of a kind original fabric using alternative dyeing and mark making methods. Why choose the usual path? Who needs traditional dyes? I will be sharing my crazy experiments with dyeing fabric using nontraditional material: plants, rusty metal, cleaning products, and other strange concoctions. I will teach you my version of the magical process of contact print dyeing also known as eco dyeing made famous by the Australian artist India Flint. We will be bundling and unwrapping and celebrating the happy accidents and surprise results. You will leave class with numerous unique pieces of fabric to be used in future creations.

Supply List to bring to class:

• Smaller pieces of white or light colored fabric approximately the size of a fat quarter yard. Silk, cotton, and wool are the “recommended” fabrics for these dyeing processes but I have had some striking results with synthetic as well. I am a big proponent of recycled textiles so feel free to bring vintage lace, hankies, old rags, or even that weird shirt you never wear. This class is about experimentation
Dharma Trading Company is a good source for reasonable silk yardage and silk scarves if that strikes your fancy. http://www.dharmatrading.com/fabric/silk/silk-fabrics.html

• String for bundling your fabric. Again experimentation is the name of the game (cotton twine, sewing thread, embroidery floss, garden twine, yarn, thin rope)

• A bundle of dried eucalyptus

• Absorbent rags or paper towels for mopping up messes

• An apron or wear old clothes. We are going to get messy

• Several Ziploc bags 1 or 2 gallon size

Optional:
• Random local plant material or a cheap bouquet of flowers
• Embroidery thread and needle
• Fabric paints
• Inktense pencils or blocks (Don’t buy just for this class)
• Heat gun for the impatient among us.
• “Special” rust objects (there will be lots of general rusty objects provided for class use)

Supply fee $15 payable to instructor at beginning of class includes:
Equipment for steaming
Plant material
Vinegar
Strange concoctions
Rusty junk
Extra fabric
Fabric paints
Nitrile gloves

P.S. No stressing allowed, it is about the creative process, not the specific supplies. Please email if you have any questions. clarissacallesen@gmail.com


Caitlin Dundon
9:00 - 4:30
Saturday - Feb 17

P235 38 Mixed Media Techniques


$ 150  

 

Are you an absolute beginner in mixed media or an intermediate artist stuck in a rut wanting to learn new things? Sometimes books are just not as good as seeing the technique demonstrated and trying it yourself. Join mixed media artist Caitlin Dundon for demonstrations and hands-on exploration of over 38 mixed media techniques and variations including: gesso, acrylic painting techniques, acrylic gels, stamping techniques, stenciling, crackle gel, collage, and more. Each student will create a great set of swatches of sample techniques on a set of mini loose leaf journal pages along with ring binder clips to take home for reference for future projects or to use as a future journal. Try all the techniques or just do your favorites and variations!


$20 kits fee payable to the instructor includes:
Mini journal 4-1/2 inch x 5-1/2 inch with heavy weight cover and 20 watercolor pages with ring binder clips, use of additional acrylic paints, acrylic gels, black gesso, crackle gel, crackle paste, collage papers, matte medium, acrylic glazing liquid, tissue paper, interference paint, rubber stamp embossing powders, etc. pre-printed labels for each technique.

Student Supply List to bring to class:
8 oz white acrylic gesso (can be shared)
8 oz acrylic soft gel (matte, can be shared)
2-3 colors of acrylic paint (instructor recommends Golden)
1/2 inch and a 3/4 inch or 1 inch flat brushes
water container, paper towels

Optional: your own favorite rubber stamp patterns and/or stencils, or other “tools” like sponges, Catalyst tools, wedges, plastic forks, knives, combs, etc. 

 


Ruth Greening
9:00 - 4:30
Saturday - Feb 17

P247 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 128g PMC+ or 1 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.

 

 


 


Lisa Renner
9:00 - 4:30
Saturday - Feb 17

P251 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.
 


Erin Keck
9:00 - 4:30
Saturday - Feb 17

P257 Mannequin De Milagros


$ 150  

 

In this creative class we will be taking a basic mache mannequin and transforming it into a unique sculpture that will be personalized for you and by you. Techniques covered will be Foil tooling, repurposing objects, wire wrapping and design. Milagros charms will be available for adding the personalized touch to give meaning of individual purpose. Come and create this unique sculpture that you will be able to display with pride. This workshop is created for all artistic levels.


Kit Fee $25.00 paid to instructor at beginning of class includes:
Everything is provided. Teacher has tools to use, However if students have a basic jewelry tool kit please feel free to bring it.
Please wear apron.
 


Kitty Miller
9:00 - 4:30
Saturday - Feb 17

P281 Painted Ladies


$ 150  

 

info to come


Carol Nelson
9:00 - 4:30
Saturday - Feb 17

P289 WOW Abstracts


$ 150  

 

Want to put the WOW factor in your abstract compositions? This workshop will cover composition and color theory fundamentals. Learn how to apply a few simple rules to make your abstract work more structurally sound and visually appealing. This workshop is a must for anyone venturing into the exciting world of abstract painting.

Materials Fee: $10 paid to instructor at beginning of class includes:
Large selection of specialty art papers, red rosin, and laser printed papers
Molding paste or Texture compounds
Color wheel and Design patterns

Supply list for students to bring to class:
Carol uses Golden Fluid Acrylics. Her “must have” colors are Quinacridone Nickel Azo Gold, Quinacridone Magenta, Turquoise (Phthalo), Titanium White, and Carbon Black. These are available in 1 oz bottles, ideal for travel.
1 or 2 cradled wood panels – 10x10 or 9x12 ONLY! We will mount our paintings on wood panels for a beautiful finished look. PLEASE GESSO PANELS BEFORE CLASS.
Several 9x12 sheets of 140 lb cold press watercolor paper – Michaels has 24 sheet Artist’s Loft Watercolor Pads. We will crop and trim the paper to fit our boards.
9x12 (or similar size) White mat – we will use the mat for visualizing cropping options.
Golden Regular Gel medium, gloss or matte
Short Handled Nylon Brushes (3/4 inch flat, #6, and #2) suitable for w/c and acrylic – NO BRISTLE brushes!
Spray water bottle, paper towels, palette, scissors, ruler, small palette knife, 32 oz water container
 


Debbie Rijns
9:00 - 4:30
Saturday - Feb 17

P316 Choke Me in Style (Chain bib with PMC beads)


$ 150  

 

Precious Metal Clay charms, chain, assorted beads and bits come together
to make this striking bib necklace. The addition of your choice of beads and
 small mixed media items will make this a most striking and original neckpiece.

Kit $39.00 paid to instructor at beginning of class includes:
Stainless Steel chain
Stainless Steel Jump Rings
Sterling Lobster Claw Clasp
Sterling Ball Head Pins

You will need to bring:
Precious Metal Clay 16g ( Will make +- 15 small charms)
An assortment of beads in your favorite colorway
Small Mixed Media Items if you choose
Impression material ie. Rubber Stamps
Shape Cutters Small
Clay Roller
Rolling Strips 1mm thick
Pin vise and 1.5mm Drill bit
Craft Knife
Steel or Brass Brush
Burnisher
Round Nose Pliers
Chain Nose Pliers
Flat Nose Pliers
toothpicks
Sand Paper
Paint Brush
Baby Wipes
Straight Pins
Foam board A4 size.

Please email me at least 2 weeks before the start of the retreat if you have any questions or need any PMC products    debpmcafrica@mweb.co.za


Lorra Lee Rose
9:00 - 4:30
Saturday - Feb 17

P317 Enchanted Feather Crystal


$ 150  

 


Join artist Lorra Lee Rose in her popular 3 hour workshop, where you will complete a blossom of brilliant, natural color feathers with a fluorite crystal as the base. You will have access to many feathers that are not readily available to the general public. Lorra Lee will demonstrate several interesting ways feathers can be manipulated and give tips on how to create depth and dimension. While selecting these stunning colors and arranging them in a pleasing fashion, your final work will be suitable for hanging. You will be amazed how easy and enjoyable playing with feathers can be. There will also be a brief, but important, talk about conservation laws and how to collect feathers for you own use.

You’ll be inspired in the discovery and magic of feathers.

kit fee $39 payable to instructor at beginning of class includes:

access to her 30 year collection of feathers

fluorite crystal

all the tools needed

students need to bring:

sharp scissors

barber scissors if you have them

xacto blade- does not need to be sharp, if you have it. She will have some.

low temperature glue gun, low temperature glue sticks, if you have them. She will have some to share.


llrose@volcano.net

www.featherfantasies.com

https://www.facebook.com/LorraLeeRose.FeatherFantasies/
 


 


Carol Spohn
9:00 - 1:00
Saturday - Feb 17

P338 Large & In Charge


$ 100  

 

This is a 4 hour class

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.


Ingrid Dijkers
9:00 - 4:30
Saturday - Feb 17

P357 Personal Translations


$ 150  

 

Student Level -
Beginner to Intermediate
While this is not a difficult class, it may also interest advanced students, as this is not a typical book binding method.

Forever in search of the perfect journal, this is the closest thing ever! Easy to construct, very sturdy and opens flat to work in. There's also lots of room to include added fold out pages and embellishments. This journal measures 7" X 9 1/2", is simple in materials, design and construction. Once you learn the methods it will surely become one of your favorite journal constructions. Most everything you'll need to build this uniquely finished journal is supplied in your accompanying kit including materials for making and covering the book structure. You'll only need to bring a 1" natural bristle utility brush and a jar of off white craft paint and a few other basic supplies. You'll leave this workshop with a fully bound journal. Student will leave class with a bound book while also learning how to adapt this book construction method to future projects.

Kit fee of $20 payable to instructor at beginning of class Includes –

8 9' X 12" Strathmore Mixed Media paper for pages
Precut and predrilled wood pieces for book covers and spine
Waxed book binding linen
Various foreign language text pages
Tyvek
Paper mache paste
Tacky glue
Use of additional materials

Student supply list-

Elmer's Glue
Scissors
Bone Folder
Cork backed metal ruler
Natural bristle utility brush (as found at home improvement stores)
Small container of off white craft paint, Gesso (NOT liquitex brand) or white house hold primer

If you have the following or we can share
-Heat gun

 

 

 

 

 


 


Russell Conte
9:00 - 4:30
Saturday - Feb 17

P366 It’s a Cinch! The Fabulous Waspie


$ 155  

 

NOTE: Sewing machine experience is required.  This is an intermediate sewing class. You are being taught how to construct a project -  not being taught how to sew.  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!

A person utters the word, “corset” and anyone within earshot will prick an ear. Yes, corsets are an area of mystery and intrigue. However, if someone says something about an evening gown foundation or a bustier, it will illicit little reaction. And what is a corset except a boned up bustier with lacing?

In this class, you’ll learn how to measure for and make a waspie – that fabulous under-bust waist shaper. (We’d do the over-bust, but there’s too many curves and too few hours…) From fabrics and linings, to foundations and structures, from boning and busks to bias bindings and lacings, we’ll cover the gambit. The goal – to finish the ENTIRE waspie in class. But just in case we run out of time, we’ll do one side – then start the other.

Please email your measurements to Russell prior to Jan 1, 2017 so that we can expidite class time.

Materials Fee $ 60.00 paid to instructor at beginning of class includes 
All materials and instructions for making an under-bust waspie


Supplies Needed to bring for Class:
BERNINA sewing machine, bobbins, standard foot (#1), zipper foot (#4), quarter inch foot (#37), size 80, 90 and 100 sharp needles, fabric shears, thread trimming scissors, tape measure, tailors chalk, pins, and a smile…

Optional items:

Lemon Squares… Though they should probably be on the “needs” list…


 


 


 


Saturday AM

Denise Braun
9:00 - 1:00
Saturday AM

P211 3D Grunge Heart Mixed Media Exploration


$ 100  

 

Creating new and exciting mixed media projects is right up professional artist Denise Braun’s Alley. And this 3D Grunge Heart is full of crunchy, bright texture. The heart itself is made from composite wood, measuring 14 “ tall and 5” wide. Together, we’ll be creating graffiti, texturizing the hearts with crackle and oil pastel and designing a pair of wings to suit your 3D creation. There’s no limit to the fun! Metal adornments will be available in class to further embellish your heart.

Materials Fee $15 payable to instructor at beginning of class Includes: 
A “kit” ready when you arrive with the following:
• Your Pre-Cut Wooden Heart
• Metal Hanging Wire
• Vintage metal adornments such as gears and clock parts
• Substrate to make our heart’s WINGS
• Vintage papers for mod-podging
• Ink Brush
• Crackle Medium

Supplies Needed for Class:

The kits listed above (I bring those)
Extra Crackle Medium
Black Indian Ink
SUGAR Spray Paints
Golden Fluid Acrylic in Pyrrole Red, Teal, Bright Green
White Gesso
Brushes
Paper Towels
Stencils for graffiti art
Hair Dryers for “Cracking” paint
Oil pastels for “grunge” effect
Charcoal pencils (extra soft)
Cardboard (extra for wings)
Old book pages for wings + Stamping
Gel Medium and Mod Podge
Stamps (to create quotes to glue on hearts)
White and Black Pens for embellishing
Palate knife for paint application

Optional items:
(Items students can bring along if they’d like)
Letter Stamps
Black accenting pens
Brushes

 

 

 

 

 

 


 


Saturday Eve

Deb Prewitt
6:30 - 9:30
Saturday Eve

P302 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)
 


Jennifer MacLean
6:30 - 9:30
Saturday Eve

P319 Juicy Affirmation Cards for the Soul


$ 85  

 

This class is about having fun, playing with color, and exploring many different mediums. You will leave with 8-10 affirmation cards that can be used to share, or create miniature journal cards. We will be using 300 lb. watercolor paper, if you haven’t had the true joy of this paper, you are in for a pleasant surprise! All supplies will be provided, grab your favorite beverage and adventurous spirit and let’s have some fun. This class is fast moving and gratifying!

You will learn:

• Learn to create aged surfaces.
• Practice the most effective way to use stencils in your artwork.
• Learn how to layer colors while keeping colors crisp.
• Learn how to build surfaces, create history and depth in your artwork.
• Explore the power of using words in your art.

Materials Fee: $ 15 payable to instructor at beginning of class includes:

300 lb. watercolor paper
Inks, paints, crackle, inclusions, sealer and ephemera

Supplies Needed to bring for Class:

All supplies included.

Optional items:
Feel free to bring photos, papers, or anything that has meaning to add to your affirmation cards.

 

 


 

 


 


Jean VanBrederode
6:30 - 9:30
Saturday Eve

P348 A Perfect Threesome


$ 85  

 

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Saturday Eve Feb 17 & Sunday Feb 18

Susan Lenart-Kazmer
6:30 - 9:30 & 9:00 - 4:30
Saturday Eve Feb 17 & Sunday Feb 18

P278 Transparent Text - Work Done in Journals 9 hr class


$ 235  

 

Create layers of extraordinary translucent pages using a collection of new ideas and techniques. Alter journal notes and paper by adding image and photo transfers, ink stamps, oil pastel and marker on tissue. Learn the beautiful art form of creating resin paper with rubs, burnings, oil pastel and colored pencil techniques. Learn to mix resin and create paper. Build a a small wearable stacked pendant. 
Putting it all together- Layer, bind and finish an extraordinary personal journal or wearable journal pendant.
Metalworking techniques include forging hand hammered heavy gauge bronze wire and attaching with rivets, nuts and screws, drawing a bead for attachments and metal fiber wraps.

$45 Kit fee payable to instructor at beginning of class includes:

10 gauge bronze wire, 26 gauge bronze, binding wire, rivets, resin, tissue, resins, transfers, oil pastels, rubber stamps, ink, waxed linen. And expendables 

Please Bring- scissors, anvil, ball peen hammer, round needle nose and chain nose, wire snips, images such as drawings, sketches, photographs, or any pictures you would like to use from found or your own work.


 


Sunday - Feb 18

Clarissa Callesen
9:00 - 4:30
Sunday - Feb 18

P214 Peeling Paint, Rust, and Ancient Textures


$ 150  

 

Do you swoon over rusty metal and peeling paint? Is Wabi Sabi your favorite look? Come spend a fun day learning to recreate what takes nature years to make. The focus will be on creating texture and patina. Working on canvas and paper we will be recreating the look of peeling bill boards, crackled paint and rusty walls. This class encourages you to let go of that perfection complex. We will be sanding, tearing, slopping, spraying, and exploring unusual materials. You will leave class with an abstract work of art and tons of new techniques. Come let me encourage your wild grungy spirit!

Student to Bring:
• 2 canvases no smaller than 8x10
• An inexpensive pad of watercolor paper
• An assortment of collage papers focusing on lighter colors and texture (rice paper, old pattern paper, handmade paper, paper doilies, old letters, etc)
A few usual collage materials (Paper garbage off the ground, the paper you use to protect your surfaces, dirty wet wipes dried, coffee filters, thin cardboard, old rags, and …)
• Matte gel medium
• Cheap acrylic paints from Michaels ( black, white, cream, dark brown, and then an assortment of muted colors of your choice)
• Paint brushes not your best ones.
• A palette for paints and a water container
• A roll of painters tape
• Pencil
• Wet wipes or a rag

• If you own a heat gun or embossing gun please bring, but do not purchase just for class. There will be several to share.


Supply fee $10 payable to instructor at beginning of class includes:
Rust paint
Patina Solution
Gesso
Crackle paint
Walnut ink,
Gilding paste
Strange concoctions
Extra collage materials

P.S. No stressing allowed, it is about the creative process, not the specific supplies. Please email if you have any questions. clarissacallesen@gmail.com


 

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Caitlin Dundon
9:00 - 4:30
Sunday - Feb 18

P236 Modern Brush Calligraphy


$ 150  

 

Taught by a professional calligrapher, this workshop – open to total beginners – will start with foundations of creating a variety of printed and cursive modern brush letters. Students will learn and practice basic strokes to gain control of various widths available with the instructor’s favorite brush tools from Tombow markers to Aquash brush pens. Alphabet guides included, but students will be encouraged to develop their own individual and personal style. Students will work on alphabet exemplars, short quotes, gifts tags, greeting cards and place cards. Fun and supportive environment, lefties and even those with “bad” handwriting are encouraged to join the class!

$20 Kit Fee payable to instructor at beginning of class includes:
1 cute zippered pen bag with instructor’s favorite brush markers and brush pens, practice papers, cards, envelopes, assorted alphabet guides and worksheets

Students should bring: creativity and willingness to play with lettering.
optional: journals already painted/decorated and ready for lettering
 


Erin Keck
9:00 - 4:30
Sunday - Feb 18

P258 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)  !!!!!


Kitty Miller
9:00 - 4:30
Sunday - Feb 18

P282 Celebrate Endangered Animals


$ 150  

 

(Limited to 15 people)

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.

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

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


Carol Nelson
9:00 - 4:30
Sunday - Feb 18

P290 Extreme Abstraction


$ 135  

 

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


 


LeBrie Rich
9:00 - 4:30
Sunday - Feb 18

P308 Holey Felt Cobweb Scarf


$ 150  

 

The holey felt scarf (or 'cobweb scarf') is a classic feltmaking project with countless variations. Through a specific layout technique you achieve a lacy, holey texture without ever having to get out the scissors! Great for beginners to wet felting, and also intermediate students who want to learn the keys to making this versatile form successfully.
In this class you will PLAY with fiber and color and come away with a head-turner of a scarf that you won’t want to take off!

Materials Fee $20 payable to instructor at beginning of class includes: 
4 oz. best quality merino wool roving
Silk + other fun fibers for embellishment
Felting equipment

Bring to Class:
If you are local, please bring two old bath towels. Forego this supply if you’re traveling.
A waterproof apron can be helpful, as you might get a little wet in this class. (not required)
Some people like to bring a plastic bag to take the finished project home in because it will be a little wet. (not required)


 


Lorra Lee Rose
9:00 - 4:30
Sunday - Feb 18

P318 “The Masquerade” - Feather Mask


$ 150  

 

I wear a mask. And that mask, it is not to hide who I am, but to create what I am. -Batman

We will be using brilliant, natural color feathers that I’ve collected the past 30 years. We will cover the processes from preparing the feathers for use to caring for your finished masterpiece. We will briefly cover the conservation laws that understandably limit our pallet. This will also assist in your ability to collect feathers for your own future use. I will demonstrate several interesting ways feathers can be manipulated and give tips on how to create depth and dimension. You will learn the art of arranging these stunning colors in a pleasing design; your completed mask will be suitable for hanging. Come join me for this informative and enjoyable experience!
Supplies Provided by Teacher:
I will have a limited supply of low temp glue guns and low temp glue, scissors and xacto blades to share.
Material fee: $49 payable to instructor at beginning of class includes:
Access to my collection of exotic feathers, mask base and use of all the other tools
needed.
Supply list - students bring:
Sharp scissors. Barber scissors if you have them. Low temperature glue gun, low temperature
glue sticks. Or you can purchase the low temp glue gun from Amazon.

email: llrose@volcano.net
website: featherfanatsies.com


Carol Spohn
9:00 - 4:30
Sunday - Feb 18

P339 Just Another Vase of Flowers


$ 150  

 

An Introduction to collage and watercolor.
This whimsical painting is created with 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.
• Supplies to transfer the pattern either graphite paper or pencil and light box (or we can use a window for the light box)
• Pencil and ruler

• Collage Materials: decorative napkins, old book pages, pallet paper with used acrylic paint on it, rice papers, about 12” of Tim Holtz Idea-ology tissue wrap.
• Hair dryer is helpful, but not necessary.

Materials included in $20 supply fee payable 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”)
• Mijello Mission Gold paints used in this painting including Indian Yellow, Permanent Magenta, Permanent Rose, Peacock, Olive Green
• White acrylic paint
• Black acrylic paint
• YES Paste by Gane Brothers & Lane
• Plastic squeeze bottle with metal tip
• Moo Eraser
• Foam plate pallet for paint
• Cup for paste


Jean VanBrederode
9:00 - 4:30
Sunday - Feb 18

P349 Paint Pot Pendant


$ 150  

 

Like a tiny palette of oil paints, Paint Pot Pendant will display your favorite enamel colors all in one beautiful torch-enameled pendant! In class, we will cut your design shapes from sheet copper (or use my designs) to create the bottom and domed top plates, then create the tiny paint pots to fill the bezel opening to later be filled with luscious enamel colors! If you have never used a jeweler’s saw before or have been unsuccessful with it, have no fear! You’ll be sawing like a pro by the end of this class You will leave the workshop with a finished Paint Pot Necklace to proudly wear and say “I made this myself!”

Kit Fee payable to instructor at beginning of class - $30 includes copper, tubing, sanding block, lots of enamel colors and supplies,, use of jeweler’s saws, 2.0 saw blades, bench pins, vises, tools to share, sanding supplies, Map gas torches and firing equipment, pickling equipment, etc.

Student supply list – Wear natural fiber clothing, closed-toe shoes, bring magnifying glasses for close-up work. Also, bring what you can from the following list. I will have a few of these things to share with the class, but not enough for everyone to use all the time:
Saw frame, 2.0 saw blades, flat nosed pliers, round nosed pliers, tweezers, small ball peen hammer or chasing hammer, metal files. Many of these things can be ordered from Art Girl’s Tools – http://artgirlstools.etsy.com Use Etsy checkout code tool10 for a 10% discount!


Ingrid Dijkers
9:00 - 4:30
Sunday - Feb 18

P358 Thru the Rabbit Hole


$ 150  

 

“Through the Rabbit-Hole”,a delightful tunnel book, will take us through the Rabbit-Hole using the beloved Tenniel drawings as seen in the original Alice books. These images will be incorporated into our own books in such a way that small bits of each page will be visible from the front or back, giving the book dimension and interest. Each turn of a page exposing more of the journey. Wooden covers will be provided to make a sturdy book sure to hold up to many adventures. 

As this is a very time consuming project, it is highly recommended that you prep you pages as per the on-line tutorial prior to class. This will help save valuable class time to focus on technique.
WWW.IngridDijkers.com/TutorialthroughtheRabbitHole


Kit fee $ 20  payable to instructor at beginning of class
Includes acetate page, wood front and back book covers, binding rings and all printed imagery in color.

Supplies Needed for Class:
Small container of Gesso
Elmer’s Glue
Various paint colors (craft paint jars are fine)
Inexpensive 1" natural bristle brush (as found at home improvement centers)
Scissors
Cuticle scissors
Ruler
Bone Folder
Your usual journaling supplies such as - Markers, Gel Pens, watercolor pencils,
Pencil and white eraser
Prepared pages as per tutorial

Optional items:
If you have the following or we can share-
Small container of Glaze
Heat Gun


Janice Richie
9:00 - 4:30
Sunday - Feb 18

P360 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


Lulu Moonwood Murakami
9:00 - 4:30
Sunday - Feb 18

P362 Fabric Collage Folio


$ 150  

 

NOTE:  Sewing machine experience required.  We will have 10 machines available 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!

Gather up your beautiful scraps! One of my favorite things to do with scraps is assemble them and “collage” them with free-motion stitching and decorative stitches from the sewing machine. We’ll turn your scraps into a fun folio approximately 8 x 10 inches large. The inside has pockets to hold a small journal and your favorite writing/sketching pencils or pens. These folios make a wonderful gift, or give you a good excuse to hang onto those scraps that are too pretty to toss!
We will begin class with a little bit of practice thread doodling on the sewing machine, then dive right in to the fabric collage!
Students need to bring to class:
Fabric: Have fun choosing coordinating colors! See photos for ideas.
• Front – bring enough scraps to cover an area of 9 x 11 inches (this includes seam allowance).
• Back – one piece of fabric 9 x 11 inches
• Inside cover – one piece of fabric 17 x 11 inches, or two pieces 9 x 11 inches
• Pockets – one piece of fabric 17 x 9 inches
Extra fabric scraps, as desired
Ribbon for closure, ¼” wide, about one foot long
Sewing machine thread, all-purpose polyester or poly-cotton is fine. I used black, but you’re welcome to use other, contrasting colors.
Sewing tools: scissors, ruler, seam ripper, a rotary cutter if you have one
Optional lighting to illuminate your sewing space, such as a portable Ott light.

$5 kit fee payable to instructor at beginning of class includes:
• Muslin
• Heavy stabilizer
• batting
 


Sunday AM

Susan Schenk
9:00 - 12:00
Sunday AM

P330 Blooming Collage Flowers: Representational Collage


$ 85  

 

 If you’ve made abstract collages, you are ready to take mixed media to a new level. Learn to use torn and cut maps and magazine pages to create striking, realistic flowers—real and imaginary. Discover how to use recycled paper as if it is paint to create a unique work of art. You will be guided through the technical challenge of making realistic renderings from recycled materials, and produce a frame- ready works of art. No drawing skill needed.

Supplies Needed to Bring for Class:
8 x 10 minimum color photo or photocopy of some favorite flowers. Calendar images are great. Your image will not be damaged.
Papers that are interesting to you
Old magazines with colorful glossy pages
A self-healing cutting mat if you have one

All other materials will be supplied
 


Sunday AFT

Susan Schenk
1:30 - 4:30
Sunday AFT

P361 Collage a Nest


$ 85  

 

Wear your bird brain to this class to take mixed media to a new level. Learn to use torn and cut maps and magazine pages to create striking bird nests—real and imaginary. Discover how to use recycled paper as if it is paint to create a unique work of art. You will be guided through the technical challenge of making realistic renderings from recycled materials, and produce one or two frame- ready works of art.

Supplies Needed for Class: NONE!
All materials supplied including additional reference pictures