Virginia Beach 2017 Art and Soul Workshops

Workshop Details

Monday October 2

Ruth Greening
9:00 - 4:30
Monday October 2

VA110 Intro into PMC


$ 150  

 

You have heard about PMC now learn how to work the magic! You will learn how to roll, texture, shape, finish, and torch fire PMC. Then learn the way to polish to a high shine, patina to bring out the design and wear your piece proudly! You will learn all sorts of tips and tricks and be ready to take on more involved lessons!

Students need to bring: 25g PMC3 or PMC+, 1 PMC3 paste, 1 small Crème Brulee torch.

Kit Fee: $20 payable to instructor at beginning of class includes:
basic tool kit, small firing pad.
Additional PMC will be available for purchase in class.
Work lighting (extension cord?) and vision aid are also nice to have.


 


Liz Kettle
9:00 - 4:30
Monday October 2

VA119 Magical Stitches


$ 150  

 

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

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

Supply List: Choose your favorite color palette to work in

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Scissors: small pair for trimming threads and yarns
 


Debbie Rijns
9:00 - 4:30
Monday October 2

VA135 Awwww Sweet


$ 150  

 

If you have a special drawing of your child, grandchild or any other
drawing that you would like to turn into a keepsake then this project is for you..
Using photopolymer plates we will transform your drawing into a silver
pendant that you will wear with pride.

Kit fee $18.00 payable to instructor at beginning of class includes:
Clay Roller
Rolling Strips
Photopolymer Plate
Exposing Unit
Acetate
White Out Pen
Teflon
Polishing Cloth

You will need to bring:
Drawing no larger than 1 ½” x 1” with no really fine detail
1 x PMC3 9g
1 x PMC3 Syringe (optional for embellishment)
Resist for hands and Tools (Badger Balm)
Sand Paper 400 grit
Craft Knife and Tissue Blade
Paintbrush
Pin Vise (hand drill) and 2mm drill bit
Stainless Steel or Brass Brush
Burnisher
Scissors
 


Nancy Sacco
9:00 - 4:30
Monday October 2

VA144 Spinner Ring


$ 150  

 

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

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

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

All tools and equipment.
*Some tools or equipment may have to be shared.
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Carol Spohn
9:00 - 4:30
Monday October 2

VA152a Going My Way


$ 150  

 

This whimsical acrylic painting starts with a creative under painting of colors and textures and then painted with a glaze of pigment leaving only a limited amount of the original under painting showing. 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 completed in class.

Students  bring to class:
• Your usual painting supplies which should include at least 2 water containers, paper towels, pop up tissues.
• Brushes: You may use your regular watercolor/acrylic brushes. I use Scharff 960 Aqua Flow Super Round, Scharff #310 White Nylon round brushes sizes #8 and #4, and a flat 1” brush. I will have Scharff brushes for purchase if you choose.
• A black permanent pen and a white pen are fun but not necessary
• If you have them, water soluble crayons are fun but not necessary
• Hair dryer is helpful, but not necessary.

Materials included in $20 supply fee paid to instructor at beginning of class 
• Written instructions including line drawing and color photo
• Arches watercolor paper (11” x 15”)
• Use of gesso, fluid acrylics, sprays, stencils and misc. supplies


Nicole Austin
9:00 - 4:30
Monday October 2

VA166 Luscious Layered Portraits


$ 150  

 

Class Description:
In this class, we will build on simple layers in our art journals to create easy yet amazing portraits. We will be using items that travel well, also, which is something important to me as an artist-on-the-go! First, we will create our own unique, layered collage paper using deli paper, acrylic paint, spray ink, stencils, oil pastels and texture plates. Then we will build layers in our art journals, working on multiple surfaces, to keep the creative momentum going. We will use spray inks and oil pastels to create quick and beautiful backgrounds, and add a bit of collage using the unique collage papers we created in the beginning of class. This will make a great start for our portrait. The faces we draw will be simple yet expressive. We will then fill in our faces with color and texture using the oil paintsticks, using subtle shading to create dimension. We will use stamps and collage to reveal and hide layers in the face to create truly beautiful, soulful portraits. No drawing experience necessary--we will be using very simple shapes to draw our faces. Lastly, we will add more collage bits (vintage paper, tissue paper, washi tape) and oil pastel marks to our final layers as the finishing touch.

Materials Fee $ _10_ payable to instructor at beginning of class includes the following:
Sample collage paper pack kit, plus use of shared materials including: stencils, spray ink, acrylic paint, stamps, deli paper, washi tape


Supplies Needed to bring for Class:
*Large art journal (at least a 9x12” or larger), preferably one with heavy weight,mixed media paper (such as Strathmore Mixed Media or Canson XL)
*Stabilo Marks-all pencil in black
*Shiva Paintsticks (Titanium White, Yellow Ochre, Alizarin Crimson, Other colors optional)
*Oil pastels (any brand, cheap Crayola set is great and my favorite!)
*White-out pen or Sharpie water-based fine tip paint pen


Optional items:
*stencils, unmounted or foam texture stamps, spray ink, acrylic paint, vintage and/or collage paper, patterned tissue paper, washi tape (these items will be provided to share but you may wish to bring your own if you have special colors or items that you really like to work with)
 


Janice Richie
9:00 - 4:30
Monday October 2

VA167 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


Anni Schwabe
9:00 - 4:30
Monday October 2

VA174 QUEST 52 – Altered Playing Card Journal


$ 135  

 

Join the Quest. We will start by making the chipboard, 3D pocket triangle which we will fill with a few scrolls of written ‘personal quests’. The pocket will be adhered to the decorated cover we make. The cover will include a glass encased title that is wrapped and mounted. Our journals will hold 52 altered playing cards that we will alter using various mixed media techniques, both tried and new. We will work four cards at a time with a similar twist. Before we know it, our quest for 52 will hopefully have been met. Watch my blog for ideas and inspiration pertaining to Quest 52.

Supply Fee- $20.00 payable to instructor at beginning of class includes:
 1 ½” squares of glass, ready to work in journals, materials to make the cover pocket, beads, threads, needles, water cups, paper towels. One step crackle, gel medium, spray inks, drawing inks, stencils, stamps w/solvent inks, collage papers, , modeling paste, sand paper, cosmetic sponges

Please bring: Paint brushes, gesso, regular masking tape, a pack of playing cards, graphite pencils (for shading), small stack of colorful magazine pages, scissors, tacky glue (Aleene’s), baby wipes, an awl, old key card or palette knife,  water spray bottle and hammer 
Optional: Your own favorite rubber stamps, stencils, paper trimmer, markers, spray inks, a few size 8 beads, rub-ons
 

email: www.handgathered@hotmail.com
blog: www.handgathered.blogspot.com
other: www.picturetrail.com/handgathered
 


Monday Eve

Eric Scott
6:30 - 9:30
Monday Eve

VA171 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

 

 


 


 

 


 


Susan Rossiter
VA182
Monday Eve

VA179 Watercolor Fish Zone


$ 85  

 

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

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

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


Monday Eve & Tuesday October 3

Ruth Chandler
6:30-9:30 & 9:00-4:30
Monday Eve & Tuesday October 3

VA104 Modern Romantic Tunic


$ 235  

 

Sewing Machine experience necessary
Have you ever seen a pretty top with lots of layers and wanted to learn how to make one? This is your chance.
Using a simple McCall’s pattern, some pretty vintage tablecloths and a bit of osnaburg, Ruth will teach you how to add layers here and there to create a top your friends will think you bought in an upscale boutique.
Ruth’s top is a sleeveless tunic but you can add sleeves, lengthen or shorten the top, or add anything to make the top a one of a kind, uniquely yours, garment that you will love to wear.

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

pattern making fabric, tape, hand stitching supplies

Supplies to Bring:
1 ½ yards Osnaburg fabric
Several vintage (or new) tablecloths with lace or embroidery on it. (I used 3 tablecloths and 1 placemat)
Thread to match your tablecloths
McCall’s pattern 7327 in your size
Pins
Fabric scissors
We will have sewing machines available, but if you can bring your own machine in good working order with all cords and instruction book, bobbins, and needles it would be appreciated.  Please let Glenny know if you will be bringing one.
 


Tuesday October 3

Ruth Greening
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday October 3

VA111 Rotary Tool; the most useful tool on your bench!


$ 150  

 

So how may of you have that Dremel or rotary tool that may still be in the box or never used? You got all those great looking little widgets that you have no idea what they are used for? Well time to break it out and bring it with you to learn just what a great tool it really is! Each student will receive a kit that includes some of the most useful accessories for your jewelry projects and you will learn how to use them! So bring some pieces you have made, pieces that need some cleaning to learn how to clean them, use sheet copper to practice many other techniques.

Students need to bring: 
Rotary Tool of their choice, extension cord, safety glasses, dust mask rated N95 (usually available at hardware stores) Old Sterling Silver or Silver jewelry to practice on.
Work lighting (extension cord?) and vision aid are also nice to have.

Kit Fee: $50 payable to instructor at beginning of class includes:

which includes a kit with many different accessories for Rotary Tool for students to take home. Copper sheet to practice on.


 


Kathie George
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday October 3

VA113 Wax and Watercolor - An Interesting Mix


$ 150  

 

This class will be taught by Susan Shaffer.

Put the two on textured rice paper and presto! Fun guaranteed to energize your
paintings. Kathie will lead you step-by-step through the layering process of wax and watercolor, till you begin to wonder just how thick this wax can get. Then you'll remove the wax to see what you have! No watercolor skills are necessary. We get a bit messy, but have fun doing it.

Kit fee $15 payable to instructor at beginning of class includes:
Includes palette of watercolor paints needed
wax
use of wax brushes
freezer paper
wax paper
construction paper
rice paper
other miscellaneous

Supplies to bring:
Students should bring their watercolor brushes, to include a 1 1/2"flat brush and a Micron Pigma 05 waterproof pen.
Hair dryer is helpful.


Liz Kettle
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday October 3

VA120 Rust and Stitch: Marks from Nature


$ 150  

 

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

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

Needles-hand stitching (I prefer chenille needles) and favorite threads including normal sewing thread, floss and perle cotton.

Paper: papers that can handle some water such as cotton rag, watercolor, older book paper
Any rusty things you have on hand. If you are flying don’t worry about this. We will have plenty to share.


 


Mindy Lacefield
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday October 3

VA124 Halloween Ornaments


$ 150  

 

Halloween is my favorite time of year! We will be creating Halloween inspired wood ornaments that you can give to your family and friends or hang on your halloween tree. I will bring plenty of inspiration for you but if you have favorite spooky characters, then bring photo inspiration of ads or things printed online. We will use these as references.

Think witches, ghosts, Frankenstein, Jack and Sally, Zombies and more!

You may also choose to create Holiday or candy inspired ornaments. I will demonstrate different ideas……

Supply list to bring:
Bring a few (4-5) paint colors you love. (less is more)
Brushes - bring a 2-3 small round brushes - 000 (basically the smallest you can find)
Bring a couple regular sized brushes (I like the Dina Wakley rounds)


$10 kit fee payable to instuctor at beginning of class includes:
2 wooden flat ornaments
White gesso
Black gesso
Stabilo graphite pencil
White heavy body paint
Paynes gray heavy body paint
Quin. nickel azo gold paint
Neon paint (orange, red and pink)
Glitter media to share
 


Nancy Prichard
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday October 3

VA134 Ribbed Forms of Expression


$ 150  

 

Students will investigate how “ribs” can provide the underlying structure for a variety of 3-D forms. Creating free-form baskets and experimentation with reed and wire will provide the skill-set for the production of an expressive sculpture. Emphasis will be placed upon selecting and evaluating materials (natural and man-made) for their expressive potential. Finished sculpture size will be approximately 12” tall or wide.

Materials Fee & List of what is supplied: $20
 Reed, wire, raffia, yarn, foam stuffing, Paverpol textile hardener, vines, found objects and materials, string, brushes, polymer medium, light weight paper, buckets, pruning shears, fabric, tin snips, modeling clay, acrylic paint

Supplies Needed for Class:
 Lap towel, needle-nose pliers, wire cutter, tacky glue, scissors

Optional items:
Found wire, sticks, found objects (natural and man-made), bucket, scrap yarn and fibers, vines

 


Debbie Rijns
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday October 3

VA136 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
 


Nancy Sacco
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday October 3

VA145 Bezel Set Stone Ring


$ 150  

 

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

 


 


Jean VanBrederode
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday October 3

VA163 Over the Moon


$ 150  

 

Skill Level: Beginners welcome! Experience using a torch is helpful, but not necessary.
Create a geode-like moonscape enameled pendant necklace that's out of this world! No two are ever alike and the results are always incredible; plus, you will love watching yours take shape as you create it! Each student will learn basic torch enameling (map gas), metal-working skills, cold-connecting and soldering techniques. We'll also be making a simple tabbed setting for the enameled disc. You will leave with a finished necklace, either an oval or a circle in a tab setting including your choice of color, shape, size, and rubber or leather choker cord. Even the back will be a work of art!

All materials provided. I recommend that you wear closed-toe shoes, natural fiber clothing, and have long hair tied back. Aprons will be available.
Here's what you will learn:
Hydraulic press forming of domed copper circle or oval
Basic torch enameling skills (Map and butane)
How to burn out a hole in copper
How to create a "geode look" in an enameled piece
How to make a tabbed setting

Complete written instructions are included. All skill levels are welcome.
Students Should Bring – Nothing! All materials are provided.
Kit fee - $30  payable to instructor at beginning of class includes:
complete instructions, resources & design sheet, copper domed disks (choice of sizes, shapes), copper sheet, 16 gauge (12”), 20 gauge (12” for wire wrapping) copper wire, leather cord and closure, sanding block, steel wool, glossy magazine page. Use of Map gas torches and supplies, butane torches and supplies, tripods, torching screens, torching baskets, solder, flux, magnesia soldering blocks, water containers, tweezers, pickle solution, pickle pot, polisher, deburring wheel, files, wire flush cutters, metal shears, plastic doming mallet, bench blocks, medium bezel mandrel or bailing pliers, small flat-nosed pliers, small rulers, many enamel colors, all enameling supplies, Rhino Glue, pencils, thin Sharpie markers, paper towels, dust masks, goggles, wooden sticks, glass glitter, micro-beads, Ice Resin or Glossy Accents, mixing cups, Crop-A-Dial, doming blocks, etc.

 
 

  


Janice Richie
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday October 3

VA168 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?)
 


Eric Scott
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday October 3

VA172 Wish You Were Here


$ 150  

 

Who doesn’t love going to the mailbox and discovering a postcard from some exotic destination sent by a friend or relative? Who doesn't love sending postcards in return when they travel? But we don’t have to wait to explore the world in order to document our memories and capture those special moments. We can create our own postcards about our experiences of the past, the current events in our lives, and our dreams of the future. In this mixed media workshop we will use the events of our own lives as inspiration for making art postcards that speak to our memories and to our aspirations. We will explore the milestones and signposts of our experience as the inspiration for small personal works of art that could possibly be mailed to ourselves or to others or simply held and treasured as mementos of our lives.

Materials Fee  $10 & List of what is supplied:
12 - 4”x6” Mixed Media postcards
UHU Glue Stick - 1.41 oz
uniball Vision pen - black

Supplies Needed for Class:
Small set of watercolors
Small set of watercolor pencils
Small water cup
Variety of brushes
Waterproof pens and/or markers of various colors
Scissors
Glue Stick – UHU Jumbo recommended
Collage materials – maps, photos, postcards, colored papers, ticket stubs, maps and any other visually inspiring and personally relevant items that can help depict your journey.

Optional items:
Other favorite journaling and mixed media materials

 


 


Anni Schwabe
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday October 3

VA175 Rust & the ArtBound Book


$ 150  

 

From tea bags to coffee filters? There are no substrate boundaries in my world. We will start out by sculpting steel wire into simple shapes and/or words. Along with other rusty things we will be layering and rusting coffee filters with our own wire sculptures.
After creating our book cover we will use long-stitch to create a bound book for our new rusty art papers. You will have the option of weaving bamboo sticks into the binding as shown in the samples.

Supply Fee- $20.00 payable to instructor at beginning of class includes:
Coffee filters Waxed threads
Metal Wire (2 gauges) Lots of rusted goodies
Rusting agents Book binding pattern
Book cover supplies & hardware Plastic trash bags
Bamboo Extra of everything
Band-Aids

Please bring:
Spray bottle
Rusty things you may have
Pliers: needle-nose (long-nose), flat nose, cutter
Awl, Ruler, Pencils, Scissors, Tacky glue
Bone folder
Hammer
Blunt embroidery needles
An old paperback book without the cover
Small/medium button with a shank
Small to medium bulldog paper clips
Optional: Apron to protect clothing
 

email: www.handgathered@hotmail.com
blog: www.handgathered.blogspot.com
other: www.picturetrail.com/handgathered
 


Nicole Austin
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday October 3

VA188 Messy Mixed Media Angel


$ 150  

 

In this class, I will share with you my favorite materials and techniques for creating amazing, messy, mixed media backgrounds. We’ll add images of people we find in catalogs and/or magazines for incorporating them into our backgrounds as a way to “cheat” without having to draw them in and transform them into our angels. First, we’ll create our own unique collage paper using various media (oil pastel, acrylic paint, stamps) on vintage papers as well as deli paper. Then, we’ll build up the backgrounds of our journal pages with oil pastels, watercolor and collage using our own unique collage paper, vintage book paper, and patterned tissue paper. We will also explore how to save pages in our journals that aren’t “working” or we don’t quite like by building up messy layers over “not so precious” backgrounds; it’s a great way to let go and enjoy the intuitive, mess making process!) Then we’ll add our cut-out magazine image and paint over it with acrylic paint pens, outlining it and bringing back some of the details with a stabilo marks-all pencil. Finally, we’ll add more layers with the paint pens, collage and oil pastels, and a word or phrase to bring it all together.

Materials Fee $ _10 payable to instructor at beginning of class Includes the following:
Sample collage paper pack kit, plus use of shared materials including: stencils, spray ink, acrylic paint, stamps, deli paper, washi tape, paint pens, magazines/catalogs

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:
*Large, spiral-bound art journal (at least a 9x12” or larger), preferably one with heavy weight, mixed media paper (such as Strathmore Mixed Media or Canson XL)
*small scissors & glue stick
*Stabilo Marks-all pencil in black and
*Acrylic paint pens (like Liquitex or Montana in your favorite colors and widths). I like the 15mm (large tip) in: Neon Pink, Neon Orange, Lime Green, Aqua, White, Black, Red)
*Oil pastels (any brand, cheap Crayola set is great and my favorite!)
*White-out pen or Sharpie water-based fine tip paint pen
*It would be nice if some of your journal pages were prepped ahead of time with some random sprays of ink through stencils and some marks with oil pastel, with some of the white page still showing through, but it’s not necessary as we will also be doing this prep in class
Optional items:
*stencils, unmounted or foam texture stamps, spray ink, acrylic paint, vintage and/or collage paper, patterned tissue paper, washi tape, images of women from magazines (or animals, objects, etc that you would like to include in addition to or instead of the women) (these items will be provided to share but you may wish to bring your own if you have special colors or items that you really like to work with)

 


Tuesday Eve

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

VA127 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,


Susan Rossiter
6:30 - 9:30
Tuesday Eve

VA180 Happy Hour Scribble Flowers


$ 85  

 

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

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


Ruth Greening
6:30 - 9:30
Tuesday Eve

VA183 Miss G's Treasure


$ 85  

 

Fun, quick and versatile! Learn very basic metal clay techniques combined with your favorite beads, a simple message and resin and you have a Miss G special! You can theme the beads, message and design to create a fun pendant!

Students to Bring;
favorite beads and stringing supplies (very fine or fine bead wire, crimps and crimp tools. Basic metal clay tools; roller Kemper B3 clay knife and #3 paint brush.

Kit Fee $40 payable to instructor at beginning of class includes:
1 PMC3 16g clay, resin, jump rings, chain and message and photo choices. Also use of finishing, polishing and associated tools.
 


Wednesday October 4

Ruth Chandler
9:00 - 4:30
Wednesday October 4

VA105 Vintage & Romantic Woven Quilt


$ 150  

 

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

Kit fee: $20 Includes:
foam core board, threads for hand stitching, needles, stabilizer.

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


Kathie George
9:00 - 4:30
Wednesday October 4

VA114 Watercolor Batik on Rice Paper


$ 150  

 

This class will be taught by Susan Shaffer.
Batik is enjoying a resurgence in popularity and this is Kathie's own take on a
centuries old technique of using wax as a resist. She breaks it down to an easily understandable step-by-step process that makes your work truly unique. It's great fun! Come join us.

Supply fee: $15 payable to instructor at beginning of class includes:
Includes palette of watercolor paints needed
wax
use of wax brushes
freezer paper
wax paper
construction paper
rice paper
other miscellaneous

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:
Students should bring their watercolor brushes, to include a 1 1/2"flat brush and a Micron Pigma 05 waterproof pen.
Hair dryer is helpful.

CLOSED


Mindy Lacefield
9:00 - 4:30
Wednesday October 4

VA125 Inner Child Tags


$ 150  

 

I love the idea of creating on small, non-precious materials such as manilla tags. I feel a sort of freedom in the simple. We will create two or three folk art, primitive tags using lots of layers. We will create from the nostalgia of our 8 year olds selves and worry less about the outcome…..and focus on the process of getting our hands in the paint. Working quickly, we let go…..have fun…..and channel our inner child.

Supplies to bring to class:
white gesso
ephemera - old book pages, song books, old receipts, tissue paper
collage pauge or mod podge - matte
1" foam brushes
set of brushes - I like hogs hair and dina wakley brushes
Scissors
Water soluble Oil pastels - I like prima
prismacolor colored pencils - a few of your favorite colors will be fine
white paint pen - water based (fine point)
Ribbon or fibers for the top of the tag
container for water, paper towels, palette paper (paper plates are fine), apron

paint colors:
any colors you love working with 

$10 kit fee payable to instructor at beginning of class includes
3 manila tags
stabilo graphite pencil
paint a face tutorial
stamps to share
neon paint to share
quin. nickel azo gold
ephemera to share
washi tape to share
Black gesso
Paints to share
paynes gray
heavy body white paint
 


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

VA128 Altered Surface Talismans Jewelry


$ 150  

 

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.

CLOSED


Debbie Rijns
9:00 - 4:30
Wednesday October 4

VA137 The Mystery of the Manuscript


$ 150  

 

There has, for millennia, been mystery surrounding ancient
manuscripts. I have certainly been intrigued by the stories they tell
and the the stories that have yet to be revealed.
We will make a reliquary from PMC that will hold your own manuscript
written on parchment. We will embellish this piece with a natural
stone cabochon and make a dangle from a matching bead.

Kit: $20.00 payable to instructor at beginning of class includes:
Clay Roller
Rolling Strips
Pattern
Fine Silver Bezel Cup
Natural Gemstone
Fine Silver Wire
Beads for dangling
Teflon
Parchment
Polishing Cloth

You will need to bring:
1 x PMC3 25g
1 x PMC3 Syringe (optional for embellishing)
Resist for hands and tools (Badger Balm)
Hand Drill (Pin Vise) and 2mm Drill Bit
Paintbrush
Sand Paper 400 grit
Stainless Steel or Brass Brush
Burnisher
Pen for writing on Parchment
Rubber Stamps for impression on Reliquary

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


Nancy Sacco
9:00 - 4:30
Wednesday October 4

VA146 LAVA-LICIOUS Pendant with Handmade Chain


$ 150  

 

As artists we try to achieve color, unusual textures and patterns in our jewelry designs. This class has it all! You will learn how to make a necklace with a technique I call faux reticulation. The hills, valleys and swirls achieved with this process reminds me of a fresh lava flow. Everyone I’ve shared this technique with has marveled at the gorgeous, almost instantaneous results they get after trying it.

In this class you will learn how to use silver scraps to make amazing texture and patterns on a copper base, and how to add fantastic flame painted colors to your pieces. All this can be achieved using a propane torch or a small butane torch, known in cooking circles as a crème brulee torch. After you have designed and completed your focal piece, you will hang it from a sterling silver chain you will make yourself, to the length you desire.

All equipment, tools and materials are supplied in this class. There is nothing to bring!! See below for materials included in the kit and the kit fee.

All experience levels are welcome. Must be at least 17 years old. As we will be using torches, please tie back long hair, wear closed toe shoes, and do not wear loose flowing sleeves.

Kit Fee Payable to instructor at beginning of  Class - $55 includes:

                Sterling silver wire and scraps
                Copper
                Sterling Silver Lobster Claw Clasp
 


 


Kate Thompson
9:00 - 4:30
Wednesday October 4

VA159 Children of the Wild


$ 150  

 

In this class I will be teaching several different paintings working with vintage children photos. I was really drawn to some of these old photos, some of which are orphans. I wanted these children to be protected and the only protection I felt was heartfelt was their animals and pets.
We will be creating images of these children with their animal headdresses and portraits of the same. We will create stories to go along with these paintings. These stories will be tucked away in a little envelope attached to the art.
The techniques and supplies we will be using are watercolors, gesso, linseed oil and oil bars on watercolor paper and vintage ledger paper.
Supply List to bring:
Brushes 1/4inch angle brush Assorted filbert bristle brushes- I use 2,4,6,8
Watercolor paper- 140lb or 300lb hot press paper
Vintage ledger paper - look on Etsy or Ebay.
Vintage fabrics and laces (I like to collect vintage tablecloths and napkins and tear them up: check vintage and thrift shops or find some nice fabric and laces at fabric stores or online)
Daniel Smith watercolors or whatever you have. I use burgundy yellow ochre, rose madder genuine, piemontite genuine, sodalite genuine,
http://www.dickblick.com/products/daniel-smith-extra-fine-watercolors/
If you want to try something less expensive, I love this set of watercolors and these would work well too, lots of yummy colors!!
http://www.dickblick.com/products/angora-watercolor-pan-sets/
Acrylic paints-yellow ochre, manganese blue, paynes gray I use Golden http://www.dickblick.com/products/golden-heavy-body-artist-acrylics/
Oil bars-R&F –titanium white http://www.dickblick.com/items/01107-1333/ or Winsor Newton – titanium white http://www.dickblick.com/products/winsor-and-newton-artists-oilbars/
Charcoal pencils 2b-6b
Vine charcoal
Cretacolor artchunky charcoal set
Vine charcoal and blending stumps
Mechanical pencil 0.3
Stabile pencil
Gesso
Inks-any brand of India inks….Some fancy inks can be found here: I used salamander http://www.jetpens.com/search?q=Diamine+Fountain+Pen+Ink+-+80+ml+-+Salamander+%28Green%29&v=2 This color is out right now but there are so many gorgeous colors if you want to spend the money, that is if you love ink, but really any brand will do.
Joint compound
Kit fee $5 payable to instructor at beginning of class  includes:
2 vintage ledger papers, photo copies of images
 


Judy Gula
9:00 - 4:30
Wednesday October 4

VA169 Create a Batik Panel Art Quilt


$ 150  

 

Sewing Machine experience necessary
Create an art quilt using a batik panel! Artistic Artifacts’ sister company Batik Tambal works with the leading artists in Indonesia to create their hand-drawn batik panels; we will briefly discuss how these panels are created in a cooperative process that is led by the artist. While panels can be used to create quilts, art quilts, home décor and clothing, many are afraid to cut into them or sew them. Dispel that fear with this class: bring in a panel you already own (or purchase one from Artistic Artifacts at www.artisticartifacts.com/category/BPN.html), several coordinating fabrics and a few supplies and we will brainstorm ideas to create a custom small art quilt! We will begin the quilt in class and complete a much as possible; if your top is unfinished at the end of the day, you will leave with a specific plan to complete it on your own.

Please bring the following with you to class:
• Batik panel. Artistic Artifacts/Batik Tambal stocks a large number of panels in a variety of sizes by a variety of Indonesian artists, each with their own style, if you do not already own a panel to use.
• If you are local, please bring your sewing machine, in good working order with all necessary cords and accessories.  We will have machines available to use!
o Bring additional feet, such as a free motion foot, if you already have them
• Cotton fabric, print or solid, to coordinate/contrast with your batik panel
• Embellishment fabric (cotton or specialty: laces, sheers, wovens, home decorating, etc.), to coordinate/contrast with your batik panel
• Batting and backing fabric, to fit your chosen size. Your finished quilt size is up to you, but in order to finish your top while in class, it’s recommended that you plan to work in small sizes— nothing larger than 24" x 24".
• Sewing Thread to match/coordinate with your color ideas
• Embellishments if desired:
o Buttons
o Beads
o Found objects and trinkets
o Jewelry pieces
o Etc!
 


Eric Scott
9:00 - 4:30
Wednesday October 4

VA173 Journal Fodder Junkies of the World Unite


$ 150  

 

Come explore the possibilities of a Visual Journal. A Visual Journal is a personal record, a tool for self-exploration and reflection, and an art form for expression. In this mixed-media, hands-on workshop, you will explore the creative possibilities of the Visual Journal as you delve into a variety of activities designed to break your creative blocks. Come see how some simple materials and ephemera can lead to richly layered, and personally meaningful pages.

Focus will be placed on engaging the blank page, using writing and text, layering materials and concepts, and incorporating personal imagery. Join Dave and Eric, and stock up on techniques and ideas to add to your creative arsenal.

No Materials Fee

Supplies Needed for Class:
Limited collage fodder – papers and images
Packaging Tape
Limited sets of watercolor and watercolor pencils
Sketchbook, visual journal, and/or a variety of loose watercolor or mixed media paper
Small set of watercolors
Small set of watercolor pencils
Small water cup
Variety of brushes
Waterproof pens and/or markers of various colors
Scissors
Glue Stick – UHU Jumbo recommended
Personal ephemera – photos, postcards, papers, ticket stubs, maps, and any other personal items that sparks your creative whim and can be used as collage.

Optional items:
Other favorite journaling and mixed media materials

 


 

 


 


Wednesday AM

Jean VanBrederode
9:00 - 12:00
Wednesday AM

VA164 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.




 

 


 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Anni Schwabe
9:00 - 12:00
Wednesday AM

VA176 Embedded Bottles Wall Hanging


$ 85  

 

We will start out by altering three diminutive bottles with paint, crackle, beads, wax thread and whatever else we see fit. The taller, crackled bottle will be sealed with secrets, poems, promises or any personal heartfelt notion you wish. The two glass bottles may be filled with any small items that you wish. My samples contain wool remnants from a favorite blanket, the other, a strip of vintage text. (Watch my blog for different ideas, inspiration and colorways.) We will place a small filigree fence in place to hold the bottles in the niche. The two clear bottles can be removed anytime; the secreted bottle cannot be removed.

Supply Fee- $15.00 payable to instructor at beginning of class includes:
Bottles, niches, filligree, wax, beads, paper towel, foam core

Please bring:
Self-healing mat, exacto knife and new blades, metal ruler, paint brushes, gesso, gel medium, regular masking tape, scissors, tacky glue (Aleene’s), baby wipes, pencil

Optional: Your own favorite rubber stamps, stencils, paper trimmer, markers, spray inks, a few size 8 beads

email: www.handgathered@hotmail.com
blog: www.handgathered.blogspot.com


Thursday October 5

Leslie Blackford
9:00 - 4:30
Thursday October 5

VA101 Creative Character Lamp


$ 150  

 

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

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

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


Chad Alice Hagen
9:00 - 4:30
Thursday October 5

VA115 Perfect Little Notebook


$ 150  

 

The perfect binding (glued binding) is one we handle all the time in our daily lives as ordinary paperback books, yet when used in a handmade notebook it becomes extraordinary. We will make a “Perfect Little Notebook” using this quick and marvelous binding technique as well as tea staining the paper sheets (text block) for an antique look and feel, creating the cover from your favorite cotton or rayon fabric and making a closure from small buttons and ribbons. Once we finish our small ( 5” x 3.75” ) notebook of 64 pages, information will be shared as how to create larger and different shapes for this binding at home.

This very useful little notebook is perfect for daily notes and jottings, ideas for poems, shopping lists, travel journal, and a perfect gift for your hostess, friends or yourself.

I will be bring a tool kit for you to use and all the supplies including some wonderful pieces of fabrics to use on the covers, but you might want to keep your eye open for that special thrift store find, or check your drawers for your favorite saved textile treasures. Light to medium weight, woven cotton type fabrics work the best.


Supply fee - $35 payable to instructor at beginning of class includes:

handouts
use of book binding kit
papers for text block
glues
threads
extra fabrics
All supplies needed to make notebook

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:
sharp regular sized sewing scissors
Favorite pieces of light to medium weight (quilt weight) cotton/cotton blend fabric 11" x 14" 


chad@chadalicehagen.com
 


Liz Kettle
9:00 - 4:30
Thursday October 5

VA121 An Exploration of Image Transfer Techniques


$ 150  

 

India is an inspiring land of incredible beauty and color. With the colors and sights of this luscious country as our inspiration we will explore image transfer techniques while we create a lush reference book to hold our experiments. We will learn multiple methods for transferring photos and other imagery on to fabric, paper and metal. Learn the ins and outs of ink jet printer inks and which products produce the results you are looking for. Create collages on each page of your sample book using your transferred images, paper, fabric and embellishments. Technique notes can be stored in pockets to make this book a valuable reference tool.

Supplies Needed for Class:

Scissors, hand sewing needles
Travel iron and iron pad –only if you already have one. We can share.

Kit fee $26 includes:
lutradur book pages, images prepared for transferring and products for the transfer methods, fabrics, papers, and trims, Misty Fuse, glues, thread

Optional items:
Embellishments and ephemera such as jewelry and metal bits, trims, found objects, sari fabrics, rubber stamps etc.
Sewing machines will be available, but if you are local and can bring your own it would be appreciated.  Please let Liz or Glenny know.

CLOSED


Mindy Lacefield
9:00 - 4:30
Thursday October 5

VA126 Watercolor Portraits


$ 150  

 

Join me as we create childlike watercolor portraits. I love this media because it is so portable and such a way to let go and have fun with the painting process. Watercolor is such a different medium than acrylic and if you are comfortable using acrylics, I’ll show you a non-intimidating way to work with watercolor in your creative practice. Before long, you’ll be toting your watercolors around and be able to get creative anywhere. This class is all about fun, whimsy, and embracing our inner child!


supply list to bring:
Prima watercolor sets: pastel dreams, decadent pies, and shimmering lights - bring any sets you like or have on hand. These are the ones I love.
watercolor brushes - size 2, 4, and 6 (I like da vinci quills but any rounds will also work)
watercolor 9x12 pad
Spray bottle
Eraser
Small Jar for water

Kit fee $10 payable to instructor at beginning of class includes:
Stabilo graphite pencil
Sharpie paint pen
Gesso
Viva paper towels
 


Susan Lenart-Kazmer
9:00 - 4:30
Thursday October 5

VA129 Making Connections-Riveting


$ 150  

 

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,


Debbie Rijns
9:00 - 4:30
Thursday October 5

VA138 Pods, Leaves & Stone


$ 150  

 

Collecting what Mother Nature has to offer, we will enhance her
 gifts with Precious Metal Clay by silvering a pod and creating silver leaves
 to make earrings and a pendant. We will embellish the leaves with ground stone
  in a bezel cup thereby making your own cabochons.

Kit: $18.00 payable to instructor at beginning of class includes:
Pod
Leaves
Clay Roller
Rolling Strips
Teflon 
Assorted size Straws
Sterling Ear Wires
Jump Rings
Fine Silver Bezel Cups
Powdered Stone to choose from
Cord

You need to bring:
1 x PMC3 16g
1 x PMC3 Paste
Resist for Hands (Badger Balm)
Paintbrush
Toothpicks
Sand Paper 400 grit
Craft Knife and Tissue Blade
Hand Drill (Pin Vise) and 2mm drill bit
Stainless Steel or Brass Brush
Burnisher

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


 


Nancy Sacco
9:00 - 4:30
Thursday October 5

VA147 Filigree Pendant with Bezel Set Stone


$ 150  

 

Learn how to design and create a beautiful feminine sterling silver pendant in this class. You will use sterling silver wire, a few simple hand tools and a small crème brulee torch to complete this beautiful piece. Round, oval and teardrop shaped templates in various sizes will be provided for you in class, or you can create your own shape and size for your particular creative taste.
You will learn how to create graceful swirls, how to solder, and how to make your own bezel, and how set a stone all in one class. And there is nothing to bring except your willingness to learn! All materials and equipment are provided for you, including a nice selection of stones to use in your creation. (First come, first served in the selection of stones.) See below for the kit fee and the materials included in it.
All experience levels are welcome. Must be at least 17 years old. As we will be using torches, please tie back long hair, wear closed toe shoes, and do not wear loose flowing sleeves.
Kit Fee payable to instructor at beginninn of  class - $50 includes:

 Paper templates
 Sterling Silver Wire
 Sterling Silver Sheet
 Sterling or Fine Silver Bezel Wire
 Assorted stones

 


 


Jean VanBrederode
9:00 - 4:30
Thursday October 5

VA165 Enamel Panel Necklace


$ 150  

 

A combination of enameling techniques merge beautifully in “Made from Scratch: Enameled Panel Necklace.” In this workshop, each student will learn basic kiln fired enameling techniques (but also can be accomplished with a torch) and how to work with basic 80 mesh enamel, liquid enamel, sgraffito (scratching patterns in enamel), wet packing, and necklace assemblage skills. Every student will leave this workshop with a finished enameled panel necklace. Many enamel colors and several necklace designs will be offered. Beginners are welcome!

Kit fee $30 payable to instructor at beginning of class includes all materials and equipment necessary to complete this project.
Students should wear natural fiber clothing and closed toed shoes.


Susan Rossiter
9:00 - 4:30
Thursday October 5

VA181 Chicken Painting for the Soul


$ 150  

 

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

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

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


Thursday Eve

Ruth Greening
6:30 - 9:30
Thursday Eve

VA185 Earrings 101


$ 85  

 

Can you ever really have enough earrings? This fun quick class will take you through a whirlwind of earrings made with PMC and wire. Learn some quick metal clay techniques, torch firing, wire work and go home with an assortment of fun earrings and ear wires.

Students to Bring;
basic metal clay tools; roller, Kemper B3 clay knife, #3 paint brush and basic wire tools; jewelers flat nose, chain nose and round nose pliers and flush wire cutter.

Kit Fee $25 payable to instructor at beginning of class includes:
1 PMC3 9g clay, fine and sterling silver wire and use of finishing, polishing and associated tools.


Thurs Eve & Fri Eve

Ruth Chandler
6:30 - 9:30
Thurs Eve & Fri Eve

VA106 Modern Hand Stitching - 2 Evenings


$ 150  

 

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

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

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


Liz Kettle
6:30 - 9:30
Thurs Eve & Fri Eve

VA122 Enchanted Silk Fairy Papers


$ 150  

 

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. The first evening, you will make 4-6 sheets of delicious silk fabric/paper for your fabric and mixed media art. These silk papers can be used in collage, as embellishment, journal covers and vessels.
The second evening we will explore modern hand stitching and a bit of beading to make a luscious journal cover.

Supply fee of $35 payable to insructor at beginning of class  includes all materials.
 


Carol Spohn
6:30 - 9:30
Thurs Eve & Fri Eve

VA153 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 for substrate support

$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
 


Thursday October 5 & Friday October 6

Kate Thompson
9:00 - 4:30
Thursday October 5 & Friday October 6

VA160 Illuminated Manuscripts Fabric Book


$ 295  

 

I will be teaching you how to make a fabric and vintage ledger paper 4 signature book (15” x 7.5”) with a wood based front and back cover. I will instruct you how to make a Coptic binding technique to attach the book. I will demonstrate how to make dark medieval book covers using iron paint and rusting and patina techniques to make an aged and ancient looking book. I will also show you how to create images on the pages using photo transferring and painting using images and figures seen in the Illuminated Manuscripts Renaissance books.
I demonstrate how to plaster ,gesso and prep our fabric pages as well as incorporating vintage ledger paper. I will demo how to create our metal looking front and back cover. I will also demo how to do the Coptic stitching. We will start the binding with one of the signatures and let the other signatures dry overnight.
The following day we will continue to construct the book and continue working on our pages using mixed media painting and collaging techniques. We will continue working on our pages with paint, stamps, applying plaster with stencils to create beautiful textures. I will also demonstrate how to do metal accents to make the book even more special and precious.
Supplies provided by teacher: stamps, stencils, Illuminating Manuscripts ephemera, watercolors and re-inkers
Kit fee- $25.00 payable to instructor at the beginning of class includes:
Wax linen tapestry needle wire for accents and decoration iron and pewter paint and patina and rust solutions venetian plaster wood pieces with drilled holes for binding piece of vintage ledger paper

Supplies to Bring:
Assorted fabrics for pages (size 15x7.5”) They could be vintage linen and cotton fabrics of various thicknesses laces putty knife Golden open acrylic titanium white paint fluid matte medium gesso wood or craft glue Brushes: ¼ “ angular brushes (golden Taklon) Princeton select (You can pick these up at Michaels, “1 pointed watercolor brush for detail work, a two inch cheap utility brush for applying gesso and matte medium. Pencils and charcoal (2b, 4b, 6b) owl for piercing holes for binding book. 
12- 1/4" or 3/8" buttons, small package of paper clay.
The size of the book is 6" x 12"

 


Friday October 6

Leslie Blackford
9:00 - 4:30
Friday October 6

VA102 Blackbirds, Ravens & Crows


$ 150  

 

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

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

Supply list to bring:

Pasta machine
Work surface
Needle tool
Clay blade
Baby wipes


Chad Alice Hagen
9:00 - 4:30
Friday October 6

VA116 Resist Dyeing on Hand Felted Wool – A New surface for Mixed Media


$ 150  

 

Tired of Paper? Bored with cardboard? Don’t despair. Here’s the perfect material! Incredibly beautiful and colorful Resist Dyed Hand-made Felt. It feels like butter to stitch on and beads will leap out of your hands to settle on this remarkable textile. The class will first learn how to felt and full fine Australian Merino needle punch batts, and Dye Master Chad will show how to set up a safe and workable dye kitchen. Then, using hundreds of weird and fascinating resist tools, you will be guided into the world of resist dyeing on felt – very different from anything else! We’ll do 9 dye baths, over-dyeing your felt samples into amazing textiles. Students will make 6-9 approximately 6” x 10” samples which then are ready for beading, stitching, embellishing, books, jewelry making, art pieces…it really boggles the mind!

Supplies Needed for Class:
2 towels
waterproof apron
kitchen type gloves
sharp regular sized sewing scissors

$35 Kit fee includes:
Merino needle punch batts
Felt soap
All dyes and chemicals
Use of all dye pots and equipment
Use of all resist tools
handouts


Debbie Rijns
9:00 - 4:30
Friday October 6

VA139 Still Spooning After All These Years


$ 150  

 

This project is a follow up to my African quill spoons, but with a twist.
PMC spoons with exotic wood handles that can be used in many
ways, including framing them! You will have a choice of handles in a variety
of exotic woods. These spoons will be embellished with an item of your
choice, a pearl, natural gemstone or assorted vintage African beads.

Kit:$22.00 payable to instructor at beginning of class includes:
Choice of 2 Exotic Wood Handles
Clay Roller
Rolling Strips
Assorted Straws
Teflon
Choice of Embellishment
Bezel Cup and Nail or Wire depending on Embellishment
Vintage African Beads
Cords
Polishing Cloth

You will need to bring:
1 x PMC3 16g
1 x PMC3 Syringe (optional for embellishing)
Resist for Hands and Tools (Badger Balm)
Craft Knife and Tissue Blade
Hand Drill (Pin Vise) and 1mm Drill Bit
Sand Paper 400 and 320 grit
Paintbrush
Stainless Steel or Brass Brush
Burnisher
Impression material for Spoon

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



 


Carol Spohn
9:00 - 4:30
Friday October 6

VA154 Baby Its Cold Out Out There


$ 150  

 

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

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

Materials fee payable to instructor at beginning of class $18 includes:
• Written instructions including line drawing and color photo
• ¼ sheet of Arches 140 lb cold press watercolor paper (11” x 15”) with a traced line drawing on it
• Mijello Mission Gold paints and foam plate pallet
• Misc. collage materials including decorative napkins
• White and black acrylic paint
• YES Paste by Gane Brothers & Lane
• Charcoal powder
• Moo Eraser

 


Judy Gula
9:00 - 4:30
Friday October 6

VA170 Vintage Hankie Art Quilt


$ 150  

 

Sewing Machine experience necessary
Judy, known for her wonderful fiber collages, has created her own personal series using vintage handkerchiefs to create art quilts. This is a beautiful way to showcase a family heirloom or a hankie you’ve rescued from an antique store...and it makes a wonderful gift too! Whether delicate and embroidered, graphic and shaped, holiday themed or a kitschy souvenir style, hankies make an amazing base for an art quilt. (Some examples pictured here incorporate transferred photographs too — contact Artistic Artifacts if you have questions.) We’ll incorporate stitching with mixed media techniques and embellishments to finish with a one of a kind piece of fiber art (it’s recommended that you plan to work in small sizes for the class — nothing larger than 24" x 24").

Please bring the following with you to class:
• Cotton fabric, print or solid, embellishment fabric to coordinate/contrast (cotton or specialty: linen, silk, wool or blends), additional vintage linen (dyed or not) such as doilies, napkins, etc.
• Batting and backing fabric, to fit your chosen size
• Thread to coordinate with your color ideas
• Embellishments: buttons, beads, vintage or new trims, photos and ephemera, embroidered patches, jewelry, found trinkets, etc.
 If you are local, please bring your sewing machine.  We will have machines on site for you to use.


Ruth Greening
9:00 - 4:30
Friday October 6

VA186 Tiny Hobbitats and Fairy Homes


$ 150  

 

Remember when they said ‘build it and they will come’ well just imagine what fun it would be to build tiny homes for tiny beings! These can range from Forest Woodland like homes to tiny Spaceships, fun to wear, collect or just put in your own special setting. As you create these homes stories of who they are and what they do will pop into your mind and help you develop unique, fun little structures.
Don’t miss the fun and share the creativity! 

Students need to bring: 
provide 25g of PMC3 or PMC+ (you can usually get 1 home from about 1. 6g of clay). A chain or cord if you wish to wear it. Work lighting (extension cord?) and vision aid are also nice to have.If you have a small butane torch, please bring it

Kit Fee: $25 payable to instructor at beginning of class includes:

use of tools to complete project and accessories for houses.


Janice Richie
9:00 - 4:30
Friday October 6

VA187 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

CLOSED


Friday AM

Ruth Chandler
9:00 - 12:00
Friday AM

VA108 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!


Friday Eve

Susan Rossiter
6:30 - 9:30
Friday Eve

VA182 Felted Flower Rings


$ 85  

 

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

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

Supplies Needed to bring for Class:
2 towels
 


Saturday October 7

Leslie Blackford
9:00 - 4:30
Saturday October 7

VA103 Modern Relics


$ 150  

 

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

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

Supply list to bring - basic polymer clay tools ,

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


Ruth Chandler
9:00 - 4:30
Saturday October 7

VA107 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

Includes  all 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

Chocolate to share
 


Chad Alice Hagen
9:00 - 4:30
Saturday October 7

VA117 My Favorite Perfect Sketchbook


$ 150  

 

There are sketchbooks and sketchbooks, but this particular lovely book has become my favorite and will be yours too! It opens totally flat, it can be made from easy to find materials, and best of all, it features a textile cover and you made it! We'll be making a 6" x 6" sketchbook in class with hard covers and 120 pages of multi-media paper. Once you make this book in class, you'll know how to make larger and smaller version with whatever paper you want! You'll learn all the book making basics and then some...picking the paper you want, folding and tearing sheets with knives, gluing, piercing, sewing, all the fabulous bits that go into making a well-made, useful and enjoyable sketchbook/journal.
I will be bring a tool kit for you to use and all the supplies including some wonderful pieces of fabrics to use on the covers, but you might want to keep your eye open for that special thrift store find, or check your drawers for your favorite saved textile treasures. Light to medium weight, woven cotton type fabrics work the best.

Supplies Needed for Class:
sharp regular sized sewing scissors
Favorite pieces of cotton (or light weight) textiles 15" x 15"

$35 Material fee includes:
handouts
use of book binding kit
sketch paper
glues
waxed linen
extra fabrics
All supplies needed to make sketchbook


Liz Kettle
9:00 - 4:30
Saturday October 7

VA123 Delectable Paper & Cloth w/Gelli Plates and Screen Printing


$ 150  

 

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

Class supply fee of $25 covers

paints and tools, gelatin plates and screens.

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


 

CLOSED


Carol Spohn
9:00 - 1:00
Saturday October 7

VA155 Large & In Charge


$ 100  

 

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

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


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


Kate Thompson
9:00 - 4:30
Saturday October 7

VA161 Ledger Girls Workshop


$ 150  

 

In this class we will work on vintage ledger papers and canvas boards to create vintage portraits using various techniques such as acrylics mixed with retarder, watercolors, chalk paints and charcoal. We will prepare our papers and canvas boards by plastering, stenciling and geli plate printing. I will have a couple of geli plates available so no need to buy one, but if you do have one please bring it so we will have more available.I will demonstrate on the geli plate how to work with matte and transparent colors. We will be painting and image transferring our images onto our rich new surfaces we created. I will demonstrate portrait painting using the various mediums. You will also have the option of image transferring a face and painting on top of the image. All levels will feel comfortable in this class.

Supplies:
Vintage ledger papers (varies sizes, largest 9 ½” x 14”)
Canvas boards (8” x 10”)
Acrylics- (I use Golden open acrylics) titanium white, paynes gray, ultramarine
Golden fluid acrylics-Quin. Nickel azo gold,quin. Crimson
Craft paint-colors of your choice (I use pastel blues and greens)
Charcoal pencils- 4b 6b
Joint compound
Various brushes- filbert brushes-2,4 ¼” angular brush, a small pointed brush for detail work, 2” cheap utility brush
Fluid matte medium
Gesso
Ephemera and collage papers
Lace
Geli plate (as I said in the description, no need to buy one for the class, I will have several, but if you own one , I encourage you to bring it so we will have more to share)


 


Friday October 6 & Saturday October 7

Susan Lenart-Kazmer
9:00 - 4:30
Friday October 6 & Saturday October 7

VA130 Transparent Text - Work Done in Journals


$ 295  

 

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.