Virginia Beach 2018 Art and Soul Workshops

Workshop Details

Monday October 1

Nicole Austin
9:00 - 4:30
Monday October 1

VA201 Birds & Beeswax


$ 150  

 

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

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

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

 

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


  


Susan Lenart-Kazmer
9:00 - 4:30
Monday October 1

VA217 Caging Hollow Forms


$ 155  

 

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

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

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

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

 


Anni Schwabe
9:00 - 4:30
Monday October 1

VA232 Mindful Offerings


$ 150  

 

We will be using only elements from the Earth (gypsum, clay, rust, metal, wood and tea bags to name a few) to create our own ‘Offerings’ wall hanging.

We will learn to make 3-D items out of plaster wrap. In my samples, a moon, a leaf, a boat, a platter, a medallion, a door that opens and other elements are all 3-D items we will make in this class.  We all need to become more ‘mindful’ when it comes to the environment that naturally surrounds us. I have devoted over twenty-five years (and counting) to conservation and it is with this mindset that I created this class. Bring your own mindful ideas but leave your carbon footprint at home.

Supply Fee- $10.00 payable to instructor at beginning of class includes:
Mold making supplies, hemp and other fibers, dowel rods, beads, thread, hole punch, eyelets/tools, paint, tea bags

Please bring to class: a package of plaster wrap (available at craft stores). Any small, light natural elements (feathers, shells, small acorns, seeds etc.), watercolor and brushes, an awl, an eyelet setter if you have one, scissors
Optional: Small beads, a stick from nature, about 12” long, 1/2” around, and an apron to protect clothing from wet plaster.

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


Carol Spohn
9:00 - 4:30
Monday October 1

VA245 Brown Bird


$ 150  

 

This whimsical painting starts with a charcoal pour added to a delightful combination of collage, watercolor and acrylic paint. The step by step instruction enables beginner and experienced painters to complete a successful painting. Your creativity will guarantee an original piece of art! I anticipate that paintings will be 90% completed in class.
Students to bring to class:
• Your usual painting supplies which should include at least 2 water containers, paper towels, pop up tissues, a fine mist spray bottle for water.
• Brushes: You may use your regular watercolor brushes. I use Scharff 960 Aqua Flow Super Round, Scharff #310 White Nylon round brushes sizes #8 and #4, and a variety of scrubby brushes (Scharff Moon #222 brushes sizes #2, #4, #6, used for corrections and lifting off paint.) a flat 1” brush to use with paste, a liner brush. I will have Scharff brushes for purchase if you choose.
• Pencil and ruler
• Collage Materials: Several pieces of collage including decorative napkins, old book pages, pallet paper with used acrylic paint on it, rice papers if you have them, I will also have collage materials to share.
• Hair dryer is helpful, but not necessary.

Materials included in $23 supply fee
• 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
 


Cat Kerr
9:00 - 4:30
Monday October 1

VA256 I am, I am, I am 3 Panel Metal and Fiber Pendant


$ 155  

 

Inspired by the Sylvia Plath Quote "I took a deep breath and listened to the old bray of my heart. I am, I am, I am."
Constantly struggling to find my voice in this creative world, this quote is a gentle reminder, that even though there are many voices telling me to do this or to do that, I have to stay true to the one voice that calls the loudest, mine. My heart knows the way.

This is a 3 panel metal and fiber pendant. The first panel is Faux Etched Brass with handwritten text and then covered in a layer of resin. I call it "Faux" Etched because it's not the traditional way of etching. This technique involves Ink, Patina and Acetone. The second layer is a faux etched brass heart mounted on to felt. The third layer is a a faux etched eye mounted on to an assortment of fabric scraps. There are also three tiny bezels on the chain with text and resin. Once all the components are finished, they are assembled to create a book like pendant and the chain is attached.

In this class you will learn:
Learn how to Faux Patina on Brass.
Work with metal. Cutting, filing and preparing it for etching.
Create a fabric bed which includes assorted fibers, felt and handmade stitch work.
Optional: Add Amazing Clear Cast Resin to the cover panel.

$25 Kit paid to instructor at beginning of class includes:
metal, fiber scraps, felt, Sari ribbon, 6 crimp beads, 2 large jump rings,small jump rings, chain, three small bezels)
Rubber Stamps
Sharpies
Patina
Acetone

Materials to bring to class:
Small personal items you want to incorporate like buttons, seed beads, small charms.
Metal hole punch
Assorted pliers (flat, round)
Metal snips to cut brass metal
Files/ Emery Boards
Ultra fine steel wool
Needle and thread
Scissors
Optional: Beads for your chain, eye hooks, jump rings

 


Doris Arndt
9:00 - 4:30
Monday October 1

VA263 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)

 


Libby Williamson
9:00 - 4:30
Monday October 1

VA275 Paint-Collage-Stitch-Magic


$ 150  

 

A variety of painting techniques will be explored as we create a stash of luscious papers that are enhanced with delightful textures and patterns. Deli food wrap, vintage ledger pages, old maps, phone book sheets, and a wide selection of additional paper ephemera will be altered with gelatin plate printing, stamping and stenciling.
After the paint dries, we will create collages onto fabric substrates. These magical images come to life with the addition of free-motion machine sewing.
Your work can be finished into a journal cover or hung as wall art. 

Materials Fee $ 30 paid to instructor at beginning of class Includes the following: All materials needed for the class including assorted papers, paints, fabric, thread, matte medium, and the use of gelatin printing plates, stamps, stencils, and brushes.

Supplies Needed to bring for Class: scissors, art apron, *sewing machines with free-motion stitching capability. 
*art & soul will have three machines for class to use.  If you are local, please bring your machine

Optional items:
I will supply plain journals for purchase ($1.50) for those interested in making a journal cover.

 


 


Susan Shaffer
9:00 - 4:30
Monday October 1

VA278 Perfection is Overrated


$ 150  

 

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

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

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

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


Heather Kindt
9:00 - 4:30
Monday October 1

VA293 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


Monday Eve

Eric Scott
6:30 - 9:30
Monday Eve

VA238 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

 


 

 


 


 

 


 


Roben-Marie Smith
6:30 - 9:30
Monday Eve

VA241 Snippets Wax Canvas Trio


$ 85  

 

As the smell of beeswax fills the air, Roben-Marie will guide you through this relaxing and fun class. Learn how she transforms scraps & bits into interesting mini canvases with a finish touch of beeswax or gloss! Create a matching trio to hang on your wall or make each one custom for family and friends.

Materials Fee $15 and Includes the following:
•Three, 4” x “4 canvases
•Wax and brushes for wax
•Assorted Art Pops™ Cards from Roben-Marie’s Collections
•Paper for collage

Supplies Needed to bring for Class:
• Black and white acrylic paints
• Assorted acrylic paints: bring a few of your favorite colors – you don’t need a lot

• A small round paint brush
• Paint brush for black paint – inexpensive chip brush or medium foam brush
• Palette knife
• Medium or heavy gel medium
• No 2 pencil
• Heat tool
• Glue stick and/or liquid adhesive such as collage pauge or PVA
• Cloth or rag (I like to use a piece of cotton muslin)
• Water Jar/Container

Optional items:
• Apron and baby wipes
• Stabilo Marks All Pencil in Black
• Gloss Varnish – I like the fluid by Liquitex

 


Doris Arndt
6:30 - 9:30
Monday Eve

VA264 Mighty Mini Metal Journal


$ 85  

 

A lot of impact for such a little book. This little beauty features a carved cover with aluminum worked into the carvings. The metal is antiqued to bring out the embossing of the metal. A spine of colored leather adds to the wonderful feel. An antique button creates our closure. All is sewn together with waxed linen thread. This little book is full of ideas and techniques.
$10 Kit fee paid to instructor at beginning of class includes:
cut board, cut metal, cut paper, paints, use of my waxed linen thread, needle, sponges,etc. and a handout.

Students should bring:
ruler, pencil, x-acto knife, awl and cushion (like a soft mouse pad) and a ball tip stylus
 


Heather Kindt
6:30 - 9:30
Monday Eve

VA294 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.


Lisa Chin
6:30 - 9:30
Monday Eve

VA297 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


Tuesday October 2

Jen Crossley
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday October 2

VA208 Metal Etching Book/Journal Heaven


$ 150  

 

Come along and learn the magical qualities of Metal Etching and Book Binding.
Jen will guide you through the steps on how to use metal, and tools learn the etching process,
Learning to add found objects to the side to make your own unique one of a kind future family treasure or a personal journal.


Supplies to bring:
Cutting mat,
Pencil
rulers
Scissors
Craft knife
Water colour paper pad
Assorted pattern paper if you want that in your book
1/8th eyelet setter
Cropadile only if you have one Teacher will have one to share|
Jewelry pliers
awl
Tin snips non serrated (www.amarkintime.com)
Sharpie fine liner
Bench pin
Scrap of wood to drill into
Bench block
Stazon black ink pad
Assorted junk to hang off the sides

Kit Fee $55 paid to instructor at beginning of class includes the following
Ferric chloride (etching solution)
Etching containers
Brass metal
Needles, wax linen thread
Eyelets
Chain
Patina
Baking powder
Paper towels
Rubber gloves
rubber stamps, instructor will have some to share

Special Needs/Requirements: Students need no experience at all.
 


Susan Lenart-Kazmer
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday October 2

VA218 Building Bezels- soldering and setting Druze and Hollow Forms


$ 155  

 

 In this hands on workshop, you will build and strengthen soldering skills using fundamental metalworking techniques to build a box bezel out of sterling silver to set a druze stone. Wire bezels are considered the most flexible and variable whether we use filigree or traditional bezel wire. Learn practical metal cleanup and polish in brazing, filing, sanding and finishing to create a small wearable piece with leather and attachments. Also, an option to fill your bezel with resin in class to complete your project.


Kit includes-$40.00- sterling silver sheet and filigree, round wire

please bring- tin snips, jewelers saw- size 3 blade), bench pin, chain nose, needle nose pliers, wire snips, chain nose and needle nose pliers, burnisher, small file

I will provide non asbestos soldering blocks, butane gas and torches, solder, flux, soldering picks, paintbrush, patinas, small metal file, pickle pot, sand paper, flexible shaft, drill bits,

 


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

VA224 Cover Cut-Outs Book


$ 150  

 

This book can be used for many different things, depending on what you decide to do with it, the colors you use and how you texturize your pages. It can be a journal, it would make a beautiful photo album, it can also be a coffee table book with quotes and art on each page. Every page of the 5 signatures (3 pages each) will be painted with a wash of paint and I will then show you how to achieve texture and design on the pages without actually drawing or painting anything. I've done every page a different color, but you may choose to do only a select few or go at it with no restrictions with regard to color.

I will have several templates for the covers so you can choose what shape you’d like your opening to be on the front and back. We will be working with Stonehenge paper for our pages and pressboard for the covers. The book measures 6 X 7 1/2. I guarantee you’ll make more of these books once you see how easy they are and what a huge impact they make. Incidentally, it’s a “no-sew-binding” book, so no needles! We will be using quite a lot of waxed linen, however.

You’ll also be learning a new way to put the book together. I think you’ll enjoy doing this one.

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

• Two pieces of pressed board for the front and back covers.
• Waxed Linen
• Stonehenge Paper for pages (approx 6 pages 22 X 30)
• Use of foam stamps, stencils
• Glue
• Scissor, Paper Cutter, Ruler
• Copper Rub-on Foil for edges of covers
• Large piece of plastic to be used for painting pages
• Pieces of canvas cloth
 

Supplies You Need to Bring to Class in addition to materials provided by instructor:
Five to 10 of your favorite colors of paint for the covers and the pages. I suggest using the Deco Art or craft paints for this project since we are painting the book pages and Deco Art does not stick to other pages. If you like using spray paints/inks, bring those too. Normal painting supplies, i.e., water container, paper towels, paint brushes. Also, bring rubber stamps, particularly foam or ones without a lot of detail. We will be lifting paint and applying paint with stamps. Bring your favorite stencils if you like.

Very important: Sharp Exacto Knife and a surface to cut on.

Feel free to bring any ephemera, quotes, etc., to add to your pages. The front opening is a great place to put a photo, quote, or small painting.
 


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

VA233 Black Walnut Ink & Demi Notebook


$ 150  

 

We will channel our inner scribes as we make our own walnut ink with harvested walnuts from my own Black Walnut tree. This method is the same one used by scribes to make their own inks in medieval times. Everyone will have ink to take home.
While our ink is cooking and we are testing it, we will make an origami fold-out book in which we can keep notes on our process. We will create a plaster relief for the cover using rubber stamps and insert a ribbon to tie the book closed. Upon opening, circle pages fold out, ready to scribe with our finished walnut ink.

Supply Fee- $15.00 payable to instructor at beginning of class includes:
Walnuts, burner and pot, cheesecloth, plaster, clay, watercolors, rubber stamps, ribbon, alcohol
Please bring to class
apron, several 2-3 cup yield tight lidded containers, paint brushes, tacky glue, favorite rubber stamps to cast a relief, dip pen, gloves (walnut ink stains take a while to wash off), paper towels
Optional: Your own watercolors

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

 

 


Carol Spohn
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday October 2

VA246 Friends


$ 150  

 

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

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

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


Jacqueline Sullivan
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday October 2

VA250 On the Horizon


$ 150  

 

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

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

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

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

Student should bring:

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


Cat Kerr
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday October 2

VA257 Customized Capsules


$ 155  

 

These happy little capsules can be filled with just about anything. Photos, findings, treasures...skies the limit! And not only can they be customized on the inside, the outside of the tube can also be embellished with a favorite word or design. The capsule is complete with a soldered charm that can include a word or a small phrase.
These glass tube treasures are like a blank canvas...leaving only the imagination of the maker to help it come alive.
In this class you will learn:
• the basics of using a soldering iron
• learn how to create solder caps
• learn how to create and personalize solder charms
• learn about patina
• assemble and finish your Glass Tube Pendant

$25 Kits paid to instructor at beginning of class includes
Each student will receive a kit and be able to make two pendants and two solder charms.
• 2-Glass Tubes
• 4- 8mm Antique Silver Jump Rings
• 4 -1/4” Tinned Jump Rings
• 2 -3/8” Tinned Jump Rings
• 2 -2mm Silver Tone Ball Chain
• Rub-ons with Popsicle Stick
• 1 Brass Circle
• 1 Brass Flower
• Alcohol wipes
• Copper Foil Circles

Patina Station: Gloves, paper plates, Patina, baking soda paste/wash, paper towels. As well as dowels, and assorted tools to use.

Needed to bring to class:
• Small items to put into each tube like seed beads, paper, photos, fiber, small findings.
• Respiratory Mask with carbon filter (Optional) If sensitive to fumes, I suggest a mask.
• Soldering Station: Cookie sheet, heat resistant surface, 100 watt iron, wood handle tweezers, stand, eye wear, clothespins, gel flux with brush, Sal ammoniac block, lead free solder, clamps.
• Hammers, ultra fine steel wool, emery boards, copper foiling tools, 1/16 metal stamp sets, metal block for stamping, masking tape, Renaissance wax, polishing cloth, assorted string for the outside of tubes, scissors.

Resources:
This is the mask I use Honeywell RWS-54008 Saf-T-Fit Plus P95 Disposable Respirator with Exhalation Valve.iT'S $8 on Amazon
Soldering Supplies:(soldering irons, stand, solder, gel flux, patina, wood handle tweezer, eye wear, sal block, copper foiling tool) https://www.etsy.com/shop/catcreations92a
*If you plan to order make sure you do it way in advance so that the supplies can get to you in time for the class. I will have a few items for sale in class but not a lot due to me traveling and the weight of supplies
 


Doris Arndt
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday October 2

VA265 Out of the Box, Into a Book


$ 150  

 

Start with a humble cracker box, mix in some magic and you have a book that is truly outside of the box. The cover is collaged with ephemera and the inside cover is completed with kraft paper that you have embellished. The signatures are separated by covers that are enhanced with coffee spray or paint. The no sew binding makes it a dream to bind and the ribbons add a colorful element as well as being crucial to the binding.
The $7.00 kit fee covers:
providing boxes, collage materials, ribbon, paper, miniature clothespins, imagery, stencils, envelopes, double stick tape, tacky glue and straws.

Students should bring:
Pencil, ruler, scissors, small bottle matte medium

 


Libby Williamson
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday October 2

VA275a Tea Bag Revival


$ 150  

 

The lowly tea bag, when dried and emptied, becomes the foundation for a precious piece of art. Each tea bag will be enhanced with a collage of hand-dyed fabrics and specialty papers provided for you. Added free-motion machine and hand unifies your collection of tiny tea bags which, when combined, becomes a wondrous miniature art quilt.

$25 Materials/Kit Fee paid to instructor at beginning of class includes:
 dried and prepped tea bags, background fabric, a wide assortment of hand-dyed papers and fabrics, and embroidery threads

Students should bring

• An art apron/protective clothing


Susan Shaffer
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday October 2

VA279 Creating Your Way to Joy


$ 150  

 

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

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

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


Nancy Prichard
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday October 2

VA291 Ribbed Forms of Expression


$ 150  

 

Did you miss out on the Ribbed Forms Workshop last year? Here’s your chance to learn how to use ribbed armatures as the underlying structure for unique sculptures. 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.

We will use a variety of natural and man-made materials to evaluate their expressive potential. Emphasis will be placed upon capturing the “identity” of the subject matter, not realism!

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, various yarns and threads

Supplies Needed for Class:
Lap towel, needle-nose pliers, wire cutter, tacky glue, scissors, and a photograph of a bird, reptile, or other animal that you would like to use as your subject matter

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


 


Lisa Chin
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday October 2

VA298 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


 


Chad Alice Hagen
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday October 2

VA301 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
 


Tuesday Eve

Nicole Austin
6:30 - 9:30
Tuesday Eve

VA202 Collage Paper Party


$ 75  

 

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

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

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


Susan Rossiter
6:30 - 9:30
Tuesday Eve

VA227 Happy Hour Paper Scapes


$ 85  

 

Collage Landscapes with a twist. Anything can be collaged; why stop at just paper? These landscapes are assembled with shredded money, printed tea bags, dyed dryer sheets and beautiful handmade papers from all over the world.

Bring your soft gel and a drink and I’ll bring the rest! You’ll leave with a very interesting Paperscape ready for that special place on the wall. Feel free to email with questions Susan.Rossiter@yahoo.com

 

Materials Fee $25 Includes :
a Very Interesting Collage Pack with specially chosen hand made papers from all over the world, shredded currency, hand pressed flowers from my garden and more! Acrylic paints, hardwood panel, palette knives, paint brushes to share, and a handout with some landscape scenarios for inspiration.

Supplies Needed t bring for Class:
Soft gel medium, water container, baby wipes, tweezers
Optional: any special collage papers/items you would like to bring

 


 


Eric Scott
6:30 - 9:30
Tuesday Eve

VA239 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

 

 


 


 

 


 


Libby Williamson
6:30 - 9:30
Tuesday Eve

VA276 Paint Brush Palooza


$ 85  

 

What’s your particular palette? Are you a muted, soft-hues sort of artisan or a full-spectrum, rainbow warrior? We will deconstruct a paint brush and then perform a make-over with a riot of color and texture. Yarns, ribbons, shredded fabrics, wire and beads, ephemera, and found objects will replace boring bristles, transforming the brush into a whimsical showpiece. Hidden treasures can be added to complement your personal style.

Materials Fee $20 Includes the following:
I will provide everything needed to complete the project including a paint brush, gobs of yarn and ribbon, fabric to strip, paint, matte medium, glue, wire, decorative papers, and an assortment of eclectic ephemera to suspend within the yarns (and chocolate!).
I will have to tools on hand to share in class including pliers, scissors, paint brushes and heat guns.

I will also have some optional specialty items and vintage treasures for purchase.


Supplies Needed for Class: An art apron and a sense of adventure.

Optional items: If you have any special artifacts or treasures you’d like to incorporate into your project, bring them along and we’ll try to attach them.


Heather Kindt
6:30 - 9:30
Tuesday Eve

VA295 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


Wednesday October 3

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

VA204 Drip, Paint, Collage


$ 150  

 

Let’s get messy as we explore fluid media on wood panels to create beautiful, abstract, vibrant works of art! I’ll show you my favorite techniques for using fluid media (fluid acrylics, paint pens, and acrylic inks) to create lively backgrounds full of color and texture. We’ll also explore adding collage layers as a way to tie the canvas together. I’ll show you how to create luscious, layered collage papers using all my favorite materials: oil pastels, spray inks, rubbing plates, gelli plate, stencils & acrylic paint. These will fit into our backgrounds and allow us to play with pushing and pulling layers and building up to our finished work of art.

Materials Fee & List of what is supplied: $20

• Collage Paper Pack filled with my favorite collage papers, vintage and new paper, tissue paper, collage images
• Shared use of paint, spray inks, oil pastels, texture plates, gelli plate, brayer, stamps, stencils and collage papers, acrylic inks, and fluid acrylics

Supplies Needed for Class: 

• 6x9” and 8x8” wood panels/hardboard panel/Gessoboard (I don’t recommend canvas panels because of the rough texture. Sizes are just a suggestion. Find panels in a size you are comfortable with that is easy for packing and lightweight. I like thick panels, but the thin ones work just as well. Surface should be matte, not shiny/slick. Gesso any unfinished or slick surfaces ahead of time if possible
• 2-3 15mm (bold tip) paint pens (favorite brands are Sharpie water based and Liquitex)
• 2-3 2mm (fine or medium tip) paint pens
• Mod Podge or Matte medium


Optional items: If you have any special stamps, stencils, collage papers or images you’d like to use, bring them! But I will have plenty to share. 
 


Jen Crossley
9:00 - 4:30
Wednesday October 3

VA209 Secret Locket Metal Etched Box & Book


$ 150  

 

This mini locket is small 2 inches by 1.1/2 inches
Come along and learn the magical qualities of Metal Etching and Book Binding.
Jen will guide you through the steps on how to use metal, and tools learn the etching process.  Learning to add found objects to the side to make your own unique one of a kind future family treasure This book is small 2 inches by 1.1/2 inches.
But wait whats inside? A mini book!!!

Supplies to bring:
Pencil
rulers.
Scissors.
Craft knife
Water colour paper pad small
Jewerly pliers
Tin snips non serrated (www.amarkintime.com)
Cutting Mat
Scissors
Ruler
Sharpie fine liner
Rawhide hammer or a small rubber mallet(www.amarkintime.com
File non chequer Home depot
Bench pin
Bench block
Stazon black ink pad
Soldering Torch

Kit fee paid to instructor at beginning of class $40 includes:

Ferric chloride (etching solution)
Etching containers
Brass metal
Patina
Baking powder
Paper towels
Rubber stamps for design Teacher will bring some stamps to share.
Rubber gloves
 

Special Needs/Requirements: Students need no experience at all.


Susan Lenart-Kazmer
9:00 - 4:30
Wednesday October 3

VA220 Wire Caging with Druze Stone


$ 155  

 

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


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

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


 


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

VA225 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


Susan Rossiter
9:00 - 4:30
Wednesday October 3

VA228 Watercolor Fish Zone


$ 150  

 

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!


Roben-Marie Smith
9:00 - 4:30
Wednesday October 3

VA242 Paper to Painting


$ 155  

 

Roben-Marie will guide you through her solution for bridging the gap between paper and painting and inspire you to approach your art in a new way. You will walk away with a piece of art that is wall ready and ideas that translate to your journal or any other mixed media project! Learn an easy way to approach the blank canvas with confidence!

Materials Fee $15 and Includes the following:

•Smooth Finish Artist Wood Panel - 10 x 10 Cradled with 1 ½” profile
•Paper for the base of the painting
•Stabilo Marks-All Pencil

Supplies Needed to bring for Class:
• Assorted acrylic paints in your favorite colors: be sure to include white and black

• Assorted paintbrushes: I like small and medium round brushes. Also a couple inexpensive brushes for use with adhesive
• Scissors and ruler
• Palette knife
• Medium or heavy gel medium
• No 2 pencil
• X-Acto knife and cutting mat
• Heat tool
• White pen or white grease pencil
• Liquid inks (2 colors) – I like Golden High Flow, but you can use any liquid inks
• Glue stick and/or liquid adhesive such as collage pauge or PVA
• Cloth or rag (I like to use a piece of cotton muslin)
• Black ball point pen or your favorite black journaling pen
• Mark-making tools - I like using lids to create circle imprints but bring what you like
• Water Jar/Container

Optional items:
• Apron and baby wipes


Carol Spohn
9:00 - 4:30
Wednesday October 3

VA247 Tall Blue Poppies


$ 150  

 

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

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

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


Cat Kerr
9:00 - 4:30
Wednesday October 3

VA258 Mary Oliver Heart Bezel Pendant


$ 155  

 

Throughout these years, Mary Oliver's poems have inspired me, guided me and centered me. Though most believe Mary Oliver to be one of the greatest female poets of American History, I see her only as a friend, one who quietly tells me, there is no time to waste.
These pieces were inspired by my love for the words of Mary Oliver.

In this class you will learn:
• the basics of using a soldering iron
• learn how to create and solder a bezel
• learn how to personalize your pendant
• learn about patina
• assemble and finish your Heart Bezel

$25 Kit paid to instructor at beginning of class includes:
• 1-Brass hearts
• 1- 1/2” brass pipe
• 3-Jump rings
• 4 Tinned Copper Wire/Jump rings
• Sari Ribbon-choose color
• Images-choose image

Patina Station: Gloves, paper plates, Patina, baking soda paste/wash, paper towels. As well as dowels, images, resin, and assorted tools to use.

Material List to bring to class
Soldering Stations: Cookie sheet, heat resistant surface, 100 watt iron, wood handle tweezers, stand, eye wear, clothespins, gel flux with brush, Sal ammoniac block, lead free solder, clamps.

Hammers, pliers,wire cutters, steel wool, emery boards, Black clay, 1/16 “stamp sets, metal block for stamping, masking tape, Renaissance wax, Mask(if you are sensitive to fumes, I suggest that you get a mask), polishing cloth, Mod Podge with brush, *Amazing Clear Cast Resin, seed beads, scissors, needles and thread, small beads or seed beads, chain and jump ring to hang your pendant.

*Resin is optional, some people prefer to do the resin portion at home. I will demo how to apply the resin, but you can choose to do it in class(if so then bring resin) or at home where it can cure with having to move the pendant.

Resources:
This is the mask I use Honeywell RWS-54008 Saf-T-Fit Plus P95 Disposable Respirator with Exhalation Valve.iT'S $8 on Amazon

Soldering Supplies:(soldering irons, stand, solder, tweezers, gel flux, patina, eye wear, sal block, copper foiling tool) https://www.etsy.com/shop/catcreations92a
*If you plan to order make sure you do it way in advance so that the supplies can get to you in time for the class. I will have a few items for sale in class but not a lot due to me traveling and the weight of the items.


 


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

VA281 Hinged Locket


$ 150  

 

This is a class loaded with techniques and options! Choose to make a silver or copper locket, then embellish it with an embossed, stamped, or soldered wire design. You will learn how to make a hinge for your locket, and how to rivet it onto your beautiful piece using rivets that you will make yourself.
Now here’s an interesting twist. You will make your own essential oil with your choice of several scents that will be provided, or if you prefer, bring COPIES of a picture you’d like to cut out in class and attach to the locket. If you chose this option, make sure you bring several sizes of COPIES of a picture you’d like to insert in the locket. If you choose to embellish with a soldered design, you will be shown how to solder using a small butane torch.
This will be a challenging class, but it can be accomplished in one day if we work really hard!
 All tools, materials and equipment needed to make this beautiful locket will be provided. There is nothing to bring or buy ahead of time!
No prior experience is necessary. Must be at least 17 years old to sign up.
As we will be using torches, please tie back long hair, wear close toed shoes, and do not wear loose, flowing clothing.

Supply List $30 includes: sterling or copper sheet, sterling wire, complete written instructons, and pendant templates.

 

 

 

 

 


 


Thursday October 4

Jen Crossley
9:00 - 4:30
Thursday October 4

VA210 Studio Resin Necklace


$ 150  

 

Have you always wanted to learn how to make your own molds and incorporate them it into your jewelry? Then this class is for you! Learn how to mold using a rubber stamp. Using ICE Resin, we will join a finished molded piece with brass frames to create a 3D piece - like looking through a glass window.  Learn about patina, cold connections, holding your necklace together and lastly how to create your own beautiful chain. This class is sure to please you. Leave wearing your amazing necklace! 

Supplies to bring:

Scissors
Pen/pencil
Ruler
Hammer
Round nose pliers
Flat nose
wire cutter (flush cutters)
File
Bench Block
1.80mm hole punch (can order from teacher if needed)
Cordless drill if you have one 1/16th drill bit
Your own beads to make this project your own touch
 

Kit fee paid to instructor at beginning of class $40 includes:

Chain
Wire
findings Beads
Patina (supplied by Teacher)
Resin mold studio
 

Special Needs/Requirements: Students need no experience at all.


Janice Richie
9:00 - 4:30
Thursday October 4

VA226 File Folders & Tip-Ins Book


$ 150  

 

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

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

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

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


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

VA240 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


Lynne Suprock
9:00 - 4:30
Thursday October 4

VA254 Soldered Charm Palooza Bracelet


$ 150  

 

Over the years I have made quite a bit of jewelry. However, I have a few favorite things that are dear to me, like my soldered charm bracelets, that always seem to add just the right amount of sparkle. Hopefully, my choice of bling beckons others to investigate, to feel, to imagine, to inquire. It’s one way to connect creatively. It is also an avenue to share who we are with others. I believe our adornments, as well as or dress, is a reflection of who we are on the inside.
Together we will create a platform for sharing your true selves, your story, by using playful imagery, symbols, special papers, pieces of love notes, pressed flowers or words that represent who we are. You will learn how to solder jump rings to your glass charm, and attach a few jump rings to some of your own items that you bring along with you to class. Combining your fabulous treasures and newly created glass charms, will provide just enough sparkle in a beautiful statement bracelet to wear.

Kit Fee $30 paid to instructor at beginning of class Includes: all the silver bearing solder, safety silicon mat (no cookie trays needed for this class), sal ammoniac block, flux and brushes, flux neutualizer, all the cut glass, copper foil, a special solder jig to take home, a bracelet chain for your charms, lobster clasps, rags, copper cleaner

Students Must Bring to class: 
1. A soldering iron…Please make sure it is a 100 Watt ¼” CHISEL TIPPED Soldering Iron and stand with small cellulose type sponge. (preferably your iron should have a rheostat included on the handle, or separate rheostat to plug the iron into to control temperature. This process is very difficult without one)
2. A Fume mask (not a dust mask) or a carbon fume extractor, if you are smoke sensitive. 
3. Two nice jewelry pliers to use for attaching charms to bracelet.
4. A dirty or beat up small pliers to use during the actual solder process.
5. Bring a Sharpie Brand marker, any size tip.
6. Small paper cutting scissors.
7. 91% rubbing alcohol
8. Old toothbrush. 
9. Optional: bring pressed flowers, your own pictures, SIZED AND ALREADY CUT into either 1”x1” 1”x .75” or 1”x.5” pieces, odd or broken costume jewelry pieces, old earrings, rings, other odds and ends. (The instructor will have plenty of vintage pictures, words, papers, and pressed flower pedals for charms if you do not have any of your own to bring). 
*ALL STUDENTS SHOULD WEAR LONG HAIR TIED BACK, PANTS AND CLOSED TOED SHOES!
 


Cat Kerr
9:00 - 4:30
Thursday October 4

VA259 Face It Assemblage


$ 155  

 

Lets Face it..there is way to much crazy going on inside this noggin of mine that I'd care to admit! This workshop was inspired by the multitude of idea's (creative and otherwise) that pop into the “Artist” brain. We artists...see possibility everywhere...which leads...to more ideas!! I only wish my hands would work as fast as the ideas that pop into my head!
In this class we will add texture to a Face Shrine Kit by adding layers of findings and covering them in assorted paints! We will also include a sweet scene inside the shadowbox portion of the shrine.

• Kit $25 to be paid to the instructor at beginning of class includes:
Face Shrine, a handful of assorted masonite wood pieces to incorporate into your piece, bird/eggs/butterflies cut outs, phrase stickers, chipboard word, dresden trim and art stones.
Materials to bring to class:
• Anything reasonably flat that you want to incorporate into the piece. For example, keys, buttons, small charms,seed beads, micro beads
• Tacky Glue
• Foam Dots/or cardboard
• Scissors
• Crochet trim scraps
• Brushes/water cup
• Flatback crystals
• Glitter Glue
• Assorted paints with Black paint (my favorite color combination is Deco Arts American Chartreuse, Coastal Waters and Deco Arts Media Fluid Primary Magenta)
• White Gesso
• Heidi Swapp Gold Lame Color Shine

 

 


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

VA260 Enameled Bib Necklace


$ 150  

 

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

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

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

 


Doris Arndt
9:00 - 4:30
Thursday October 4

VA266 3D Shrink Plastic Elements


$ 150  

 

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

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

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


Susan Shaffer
9:00 - 4:30
Thursday October 4

VA280 Cardinal in the Snow, Watercolor Batik


$ 150  

 

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

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

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


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

VA282 Gemstone Inlay Pendant


$ 150  

 

.Stone inlay is a wonderfully artistic hands-on way to create jewelry featuring the boundless colors that gemstones provide. Gemstones add such warmth to a piece, and your selection of a stone or stones allows your personality to shine through. The choice of gemstones often represents a birth month, an emotion, or simply love of a particular color or color combination. Wouldn’t this be a great birthstone pendant for someone to wear as a tribute to loved ones!
In this beginning inlay class you will choose your pendant shape from some suggested ones that will be provided for you, or come prepared with your own shape design in mind. You’ll be shown how to make a bezel (or bezels) and solder them to your pendant using just a small butane torch. Once your pendant base has been made, cleaned up and patinaed, you will choose and set gemstones into the bezels. Your imagination is the only boundary for creating a pendant you will wear often and treasure for a lifetime.
All tools, materials and equipment needed to make this beautiful pendant will be provided. There is nothing to bring or buy ahead of time!
No prior experience is necessary. Must be at least 17 years old to sign up.
As we will be using torches, please tie back long hair, wear close toed shoes, and do not wear loose, flowing clothing.
 

Supply List $30 includes: 

copper sheet and bezel wire, copper solder, choice of a variety of gemstone chips, typed instructions, and pendant templates.
 

 

 


 


Erin Keck
9:00 - 4:30
Thursday October 4

VA287 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,
 


Nancy Prichard
9:00 - 4:30
Thursday October 4

VA292 Time Will Tell


$ 150  

 

Time to get moving and enroll yourself in this fun and thought-provoking workshop! Students will create a mixed media clock that pays homage to a person, place or thing and incorporates words and sayings related to time. We will make time for concept development and evaluate how color, words, and symbols communicate. There’s no time to waste since time flies! Go for it!

Materials Fee & List of what is supplied: $20

 Foam board, polymer medium, tissue paper, modeling clay, cutting mat for class use, an assortment of scrap materials and found materials (natural and man-made), some general drawing and paint supplies, preprinted text, handouts, basic hand tools, palette paper, water dishes, clock parts kit, assorted wood pieces, masking tape, spray fixative

Supplies Needed for Class:
 Utility knife, scissors, ruler, tacky craft glue, paint brush, pencil

Optional items:
scrap papers, boards, fabric, wood, metal, etc., favorite drawing and painting supplies, found objects and images related to subject matter (homage to person, place, or thing), cutting mat
 



 


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

VA302 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


Thursday AM

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

VA221 Industrial Bangle Bracelet


$ 90  

 

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


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

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

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

 


 


Thursday AFT

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

VA221a 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,


Thursday Eve

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

VA221e 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.


Susan Rossiter
6:30 - 9:30
Thursday Eve

VA229 Happy Hour Scribble Flowers


$ 85  

 

HaPpy HoUR ScriBbLe FLoWerS
This class integrates three favorite Mixed Media 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 a beautiful painting ready for the wall. Feel free to email with questions Susan.Rossiter@yahoo.com

Materials Fee $20paid to instructor at beginning of class includes:
Collage pack (contents are hand chosen and different each year) prismacolors pencils, acrylic paints, cradled hardwood panel, palette knives to share, paint brushes

Supplies Needed to bring for Class:
Soft gel medium
Optional: any special collage papers you’d like to bring
 


Anni Schwabe
6:30 - 9:30
Thursday Eve

VA234 Eco Relief Plaster Tiles


$ 85  

 

We will be making a trio of relief plaster wall hangings using nature-inspired elements. The procedure we’ll use is a time-proven method to create rustic eco-tiles that will be ready to hang. The only hard part is waiting for the plaster to dry. The finished sizes are about 2 x 3”. 

Supply Fee- $10.00 payable to instructor at beginning of class includes:
Plaster, forms, wire, clay, extra flora, watercolor paint

Please bring to class:
Earth elements of your choice: i.e. pressed, dried or fresh foliage and flowers, seeds, berries, pods, pinecones, shells. Bring enough to cast 3 tiles. Small rolling pin or a glass jar, smooth ceramic tile (about 6x6) to work on, sand paper, brushes, watercolors

Optional: Apron to protect clothing

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


Jacqueline Sullivan
6:30 - 9:30
Thursday Eve

VA251 Delicollage


$ 85  

 

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

Supply List Needed to Bring to class: 

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

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


Libby Williamson
6:30 - 9:30
Thursday Eve

VA277 Vintage BedSpring Christmas Tree


$ 85  

 

Using a rusty, vintage mattress coil as the foundation, we will transform this unlikely substrate into a magical, whimsical Christmas treasure. Easy, wonky, bead wrapping will convert sparkly beads and baubles into ornaments and twisted wire will attach them to the coil. A star tops the tree with a feathered friend along for the ride.

Materials Fee $15 Includes the following:
The kit includes everything needed to create the project including a vintage mattress coil, a wide variety of sparkly beads and baubles, wire and a star. I will have several tools and materials in class to share including needle-nose and round-nose pliers, wire cutters, scissors, glue and paint. I will also, (most importantly), provide chocolate!
Additional kits may be purchased in class. 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:
Needle-nose and round-nose pliers, wire cutters if your have them. I will have several to share.

 

 


Nancy Sacco
6:30 - 9:30
Thursday Eve

VA283 Acrylic Pour Pendant and Painting


$ 85  

 

OMG! Here’s a great two-fer! (Actually a three-fer!)
1. Make an acrylic pour “skin”
2. Create a pendant with acrylic skins that are already dry
3. Make your own acrylic pour painting on a canvas
Recently I’ve become obsessed with a painting technique called Acrylic Pour. The colors, movement, and unpredictable beauty achieved are fascinating to me. Of course, I had to take this technique a step further to make it useful in jewelry making.
You will learn how to do an acrylic pour on specialty papers to make an acrylic “skin” that you will take home to dry and have ready to cut and make more jewelry. In class we will use acrylic skins that have already dried and are ready for you to cut out and insert into premade bezels. Pre-dried “skins” will be used in the class due to the length of time it takes for a freshly made acrylic pour to dry.
You will also make an acrylic pour painting on an 8x10” canvas.
The paints, canvasses, paper, and bezels and glass bezel domes, plus miscellaneous tools and paint additives will be provided for you to use in class.
Come prepared to get messy and have a great time taking this really fun class! Don’t wear your Sunday best, and bring an apron or cover-up to protect your clothing from paint.
You will leave with an acrylic skin, a painted canvas, and at least 3 pendants!
All materials, tools, and supplies are provided.
  

Supply List $30 includes: all materials
 

*Some tools or equipment may have to be shared.

 

 

 

 


 


Lisa Chin
6:30 - 9:30
Thursday Eve

VA300 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

 

 


 


Thursday, Friday & Saturday

Lorie McCown
9:00 - 4:30
Thursday, Friday & Saturday

VA223 Connections in Cloth


$ 450  

 

Making art is all about making connections. We will explore mark making and composition in fiber and fabric, and make a personal statement in fiber. The students will use traditional and nontraditional fibers, and mark making to express their personal vision in the art making process. This is not a gadget class; it is a personal expression class. Radical self-expression is welcomed! Formal elements to making good art will be covered, as well as your own personal vocabulary of stitches and marks. We will endeavor to communicate the students’ ideas, stories and personal experiences through stitches and personal mark making. We will use machine, and hand stitching, embroidery, painting/marking directly on cloth, and other methods for conveying our artistic voices. Create exciting and interesting pieces of art from clothing, recycled textiles and various fibers. Let’s explore all the uses for different media, fabrics and ephemera. Let’s tell a story with cloth. Learn techniques and styles of putting together a good composition, stitching it together, either by machine or hand. We will cover fabric ideas, incorporating mixed media, various stitching and embroidery techniques, with an emphasis on hand stitching. We will have a lot of time to explore fabric manipulation, and stitching-of course! Feel free to bring any interesting fabrics or textiles you would like to incorporate into your work. Think out of the box. Handkerchiefs, t-shirts, whatever.. just remember, we will be cutting,marking and stitching on them.

-Scissors, larger for cutting fabrics and fibers, smaller, embroidery scissors for smaller work-good and sharp- I’ve steered away from rotary cutting, but if that’s your thing, bring it and a cutting mat..
-Fabric for foundations 2-3 pieces. Start to think how large or small you want to work. I use a base foundation to layer on, so the color of base fabric matters little. We will try and work on 2-3 pieces at a time to get a good start on a series. A good size to start with is 20x20” or 30x30” But you may work bigger or smaller as you wish.
-An assortment of fabrics* For applique and layering.
*ANY fabric can be used, I recommend some that mean something to you. And that you don’t mind altering, cutting or otherwise using. Try and think out of the box for this, as we are making art, let your mind wander. An assort ment of textiles are good, different fabrics and variety. We will be hand stitching, so take that into consideration. Think of transparency, loose woven, non-traditional or recycled fiber is welcome.
-Needles- I do hand sewing a lot and love DMC embroidery needles, a selection of sizes 5-10. Easier to thread too.
-Threads- We all have our preferences here. I like Gutterman poly, personally. Bring 5-7 different colors. I like to use stitch marks as a linear element when machine stitching or hand stitching.
-Embroidery floss- Bring it all! (kidding) I love floss of all sorts and use it profusely in my work. At least 5-7 different colors.
Picture references
Sketch/note book
Drawing pencil
Straight pins
Sewing Machine *optional* This is up to you..
Mark makers-pastels, ink pens, sharpies etc..

I will have small multi-fiber packs for purchase, with various trims/fibers and threads for $20.


Friday October 5

Nicole Austin
9:00 - 4:30
Friday October 5

VA205 Mixed Media Junk Journal


$ 150  

 

Come and play as you create a beautiful, unique mixed media junk journal with a custom canvas cover and fill it with an explosion of colorful, handmade paper notebooks! We’ll learn a variety of techniques and explore different media to create beautiful junk journal covers using canvas and embellish with colorful ribbon, felt, buttons and other unique ephemera! We’ll create the notebooks using an assortment of paper for the covers and vintage & recycled paper for the inside pages. These are perfect for bullet journaling, list making, planning and art journaling! We’ll also get a chance to play in our junk journals and create beautiful, layered collage and mixed media backgrounds. The notebooks are interchangeable and can be used in planners or traveller’s notebooks or even used separately as travel art journals! Come learn all the possibilities as we build your own colorful, custom junk journal!

Materials Fee & List of what is supplied: $20
*Unique collage paper pack filled with my favorite vintage, recycled and patterned papers, canvas fabric for the cover, scrapbook paper for the notebook covers, recycled sari ribbon, elastic cord
*Use of shared materials: paint, spray inks, brushes, sponges, mark-making tools, tissue & collage paper, gelli plate, rollers, stamps, stencils, ribbon & embellishments

Supplies Needed for Class: 
*3-4 paint pens (for writing and/or decorating your pages (I recommend Liquitex and/or Sharpie water-based markers in an assortment of colors and sizes (medium/2mm, extra bold/15mm) and fine tip for detail work)
*scissors
*awl
*ruler
*bone folder

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

 


 

 


Jen Crossley
9:00 - 4:30
Friday October 5

VA211 Lights, Camera, Action!


$ 150  

 

This class will teach you how to dismantle a box brownie Camera, then transform it into your own book. We will be collage your pages with your own goodies to make it a family Heirloom

Students Need to bring:
Cutting mat, rulers. Scissors. Assorted paper,emphera for your book to make it your own.
Family photos small 
Water colour paper
Small screw driver
Frayed Burlap` distressed and sponge
Glue ,double sided tape

Teacher will supply a small kit $40
If you want a camera if you cant find one tell teacher 6 weeks out please so I can get some for students. Camera will be extra cost $40

Camera kit
Optical lense
Walnut dye,
metal patinia,
Tin type photo 
assorted emphera ,keys,buttons, photos,books pages printed,lace
transparency prints
Silver mirror paint
Texture paint
assorted washi tapes
brass stampings
frames,staples pins
wax linen thread needles
Book binding tape cardboard
 


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

VA222 All Things Resin


$ 155  

 

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

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

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

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

 


 


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

VA230 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)
 


Roben-Marie Smith
9:00 - 4:30
Friday October 5

VA243 Pocket Book Journal


$ 155  

 

Grab your Gelli plate and join Roben-Marie for a class of instruction, inspiration and playful experimentation. Beginning with tips and techniques, we will gelli print our way to an amazing collection of layered backgrounds. The fun does not end there! We will create a unique, dual-opening journal with a mini journal inside AND a printed pocket where you can stash your treasures!

Materials Fee $15 and Includes the following:
•Materials for the pocket

•Roben-Marie’s favorite papers for printing
•Papers and tags specific for the journals
•Papers for journal pages
•Clear pocket
•Charm and pin
•Stabilo Marks-All Pencil
•Wax thread
•Card stock for making handmade stencils

Supplies Needed to bring for Class:
• Assorted acrylic paints: be sure to include white, black and another dark color like: Paynes Gray or Permanent Violet Dark (NOTE: cheap craft paints work very well on the Gelli Plate)
• Brayer – hard (not soft)
• GelliArts Gel Printing Plate – minimum size should be 8x10
• Sari Ribbon pieces (about 3-4 pieces about 8 inches each)
• Assorted paintbrushes: I like small and medium round brushes. Also an inexpensive brush for use with adhesive
• A few text papers (book papers, ledger papers, etc.)
• No 2 pencil
• Assorted papers for printmaking (watercolor paper, book paper, catalog pages, etc.) Your kit will contain papers, but bring some of your favorites.
• Heat tool
• Glue stick and/or liquid adhesive such as collage pauge or PVA
• Cloth or rag (I like to use a piece of cotton muslin)
• Mark-making tools - I like using lids to create circle imprints but bring what you like
• Scissors
• Water Jar/Container
• Bookbinders needle and Book Awl/Paper Piercer
• Assorted stencils – I will be showing ways to use these to really jazz up your prints.

Optional items:
• Apron and baby wipes
• Ruler
• A sewing machine is needed for this class, so please bring one if you are able.


 


Lynne Suprock
9:00 - 4:30
Friday October 5

VA254B Tintype Tease


$ 150  

 

A “tintype”is defined as a kind of wet-plate process, whereby chemicals are applied to metal, and then an image is exposed directly, so that it is developed on the spot. In this class we will transfer an image quickly and cleanly, and NO, NO, NO chemicals will have to be used. There will be no water or paper rubbing, no acetone, no solvents, no gels……nothing. I will tease here, and say its magic… or so it seems. The process is new. No one has transferred images exactly this way before, so in this workshop, you will be virgin pioneers of the process! After we prepare the piece, we will creative unique vintage mountings, similar to those used in the early 19th century, so that you can display. Finished size, mounted is 8” x 10”.

Students Need to Bring to Class:
1. Although I will have some lovely vintage images to use, you may like to use your own (They must be no larger than 4” by 6” and a high resolution JPEG). If you would like to use something special, you should email one or two images, as JPEG attachments, to me directly by SEPTMEBER 1st, so that I can ready them in the correct format for class. Email: (las@simplyprettystuff.com)
2. A non-stick craft mat
3. Box of LARGE paper clips (at WalMart)
4. At Least 8 large Binder Clips (at WalMart)
5. 6 yards long by 2 inches wide of fabric, in the color of your choosing. I highly suggest a 100% thin polyester that is actually called “ lining”. (tear or cut remnants you may have or find at sew stores such as Joann Fabrics)
6. Acrylic paints,… your paint color choice will depend on which color you would like to use on the background mount for your tintype, as it should also coordinate with the fabric you choose.)
7. Chip brush, or similar 1.5” or 2” brush for painting your background piece
8. Non-latex, fitted gloves (bring ones that fit snugly to use with this process!)
9. Sharp scissors
10. Nicole’s super Tacky Glue OR Aleen’s Quick Dry Tacky Glue. (they are white but dry clear)
11. Tape measure
12. A fine tipped Sharpie marker to mark holes

Kit Fee: $35.00 to be paid at the beginning of class via either by check or cash, correct change, if possible includes the following:
1. Mounting boards
2. Mat Frames
3. Glass rhinestones
4. Oven sheets
5. Containers of product used in the image transfer process
6. Vintage images formatted (or email me your own, if you want to use them)
7. Drill and bit and block
8. Hardware for hanging and mounting work
9. Other tools to share

 


 


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

VA261 Bee Keeper


$ 150  

 

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

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

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


   


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

VA303 Miniature Book Necklace


$ 150  

 

These tiny, precious little books will make perfect presents for you, librarians and your book loving friends. We’ll make 2 tiny (1.75"x 2") books professionally bound in leather or paper, each with around 50 tiny pages, some tea dyed, on which you can write your secrets and daily thoughts. Each book will feature a different binding style. We’ll learn how to add ribbon bookmarks and two different closures. And we’ll finish our marvelous tiny books with jump rings and chains for wearing.

Supply fee $25 Includes
complete handouts, all papers, book boards, leather, glues, threads, leather binding materials and decorative papers, metal chains, jump rings etc. And use of tool kits.

Students need to bring:
Sharp paper Scissors

P.S. IF you are already a book binder, you may want to bring your favorite tools (put your name on everything!)
 

chad@chadalicehagen.com
 


Friday AM

Nancy Sacco
9:00 - 12:00
Friday AM

VA284 Lavalicious Cuff


$ 85  

 

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 gorgeous cuff bracelet 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

Supply List $30 includes:All equipment, tools and materials are supplied in this class. There is nothing to bring
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.

 

 

 

 

 


 


Erin Keck
9:00 - 12:00
Friday AM

VA288 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. 
 


Friday Aft

Nancy Sacco
1:30 - 4:30
Friday Aft

VA285 Earrings Workshop


$ 85  

 

You can never have enough earrings! Join me for this class to add to your collection of go-to styles that you can wear with any outfit.
Make up to three pairs of earrings (time permitting), in your choice of sterling silver or copper for the round earrings, and sterling silver for the swirly earrings.
You’ll be shown how to solder using a small butane torch and how to make graceful swirls to make lovely earring components. You will also learn how to make your own balled argentium silver earwires. Argentium is a type of sterling silver that is very tarnish resistant and anti-allergenic due to the low content of copper in this silver alloy.
Supply List $30 includes:All tools, materials and equipment needed to make these beautiful earrings will be provided. There is nothing to bring or buy ahead of time!
No prior experience is necessary. Must be at least 17 years old to sign up.
As we will be using torches, please tie back long hair, wear close toed shoes, and do not wear loose, flowing clothing.
The kit includes sterling silver or copper sheet, sterling silver and argentium wire, sterling silver beaded or rope decorative wire, and typed instructions.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 


Erin Keck
1:30-4:30
Friday Aft

VA289 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 Eve

Jen Crossley
6:30 - 9:30
Friday Eve

VA211e Bumble Bee Etched Metal Book


$ 100  

 

This book is small 2 inches by 1.1/2 inches
Come along and learn the magical qualities of Metal Etching and Book Binding.
Jen will guide you through the steps on how to use metal, what tools to use, then learning the etching process. We end up with this little Bumble bee attached to the front, Jen will talk about cold connections and the benefits of this secure technique.
Learning to add found objects to the side to make your own unique one of a kind future family treasure .

Supplies to bring:

Cutting mat,
Pencil
rulers
Scissors
Craft knife
Water colour paper pad
Assorted pattern paper if you want that in your book
1/8th eyelet setter
Cropadile only if you have one Teacher will have one to share|
Jewelry pliers
awl
Tin snips non serrated (www.amarkintime.com)
Sharpie fine liner
Bench pin
Scrap of wood to drill into
Bench block
Stazon black ink pad
Assorted junk to hang off the sides

Kit Fee $40 paid to instructor at beginning of class includes the following
Etching containers
Brass metal
Needles,wax linen thread
Eyelets
Chain
Patinia
Baking powder
Paper towels
Rubber stamps for design Teacher will bring some stamps to share.
Rubber gloves
 


Anni Schwabe
6:30 - 9:30
Friday Eve

VA235 Dance with Me


$ 85  

 

Join us in this workshop as will be designing a 3-D dress of pure silk. We will form and fluff, preen and perfect a lovely, flowy party dress. We will also prepare the canvas background with a soft, ethereal aura. Deli paper creates that lovely background to highlight our dresses.

Supply Fee- $10.00 payable to instructor at beginning of class includes:
100% silk and assorted fabric, lace, dress forms, canvases, assorted flora, stencils, sprays and paints, modeling paste, fabric former, deli paper

Please bring to class:
Small spray water bottle, 1” paint brush, small bottle gesso, old credit card or pallet knife, scissors, pencil, rubber band
Optional: Apron, acrylic paint colors, art sprays, stencils, rubber stamps, lace

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


Jacqueline Sullivan
6:30 - 9:30
Friday Eve

VA252 Paper Pizazz


$ 85  

 

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

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

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

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


Doris Arndt
6:30 - 9:30
Friday Eve

VA267 Simply Fabulous No Sew Book


$ 85  

 

This is a perfect evening class, no measuring, no sewing. We will color with abandon and play on our paper and explore the placement of colors and way they combine to create new colors with watercolors and acrylics. Trust me when I say there is no easier or fun book to play with. The possibilities of this book form are almost endless. This book features a hidden compartment to keep some of your secrets. I'll supply the paper and paints.
Students need to bring:
ruler, x-acto knife, cutting mat and a 1" or less wide brush for painting
 


Heather Kindt
6:30 - 9:30
Friday Eve

VA296 Color Scheming


$ 85  

 

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

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

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

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


Friday & Saturday

Misty Mawn
9:00 - 4:30
Friday & Saturday

VA255 Drawn to Paint


$ 295  

 

My latest obsession when it comes to art is painting with Gouache, an opaque watercolor paint that can used to create beautiful paintings with a flat finish. In this two day workshop we will be using multiple reference images that we feel a connection to to create a drawing that we will then paint using gouache paints and soft pastel crayons. Learn basic composition skills, how to mix colors, and gouache painting techniques. 

Student should bring to class:
A variety of watercolor/acrylic paint brushes, from small to medium in size.
Container for water
Apron
A collection of reference images that you feel connected to. 
A favorite poem or two
Optional, but nice to have: 16” x 20” Drawing Board to mount your paper to

Materials Fee: $25 paid to instructor at beginning of class includes:

Gouache Paint & Palette
2 Sheets of 11” x 14” Cotton Watercolor Paper
Pencil/Eraser
Handouts
Pastels and Tape to share


Saturday October 6

Nicole Austin
9:00 - 4:30
Saturday October 6

VA206 Flower Girls & Ghouls


$ 150  

 

I LOVE Day of the Dead, Halloween and all things spooky and I LOVE to draw and paint mixed media faces in my art journal so naturally, I like to combine the two from time to time! I’ll show you how to build up layers in your art journal with my favorite materials and techniques. I’ll also show you how to draw quick and easy faces that require no previous drawing experience. If you’ve taken a portraits class with me before, we will be building upon your previous knowledge and taking your portraits to the next level. If you’ve never drawn a face before or are afraid to, this is also the perfect class for you! All levels are welcome and will learn some new tricks on how to improve your mixed media portrait skills! Once we have the basics of the face down, we’ll explore two separate techniques (one using oil paintstiks and the other using acrylic paint) to build up some very basic shadows and highlights to give the face character and depth. We’ll also add collage bits and pieces to play with the background and foreground and enhance our portraits.

Materials Fee & List of what is supplied: $20
*Unique collage paper pack filled with my favorite vintage, recycled and patterned papers, patterned tissue paper, and collage images, stabilo marks-all pencil
*Use of shared materials: paint, spray inks, brushes, sponges, mark-making tools, tissue & collage paper, gelli plate, rollers, stamps, stencils, collage images

Supplies Needed for Class: 
*9x12” Art Journal (or larger with mixed media weight paper such as Canson XL or Strathmore mixed media)
*3-4 paint pens (variety of colors and sizes: fine tip/2mm and extra bold/15mm. My favorite brands are Sharpie water based and Liquitex.)
*fine point paint pen (white)
*Shiva oil paintstiks (Titanium White, Yellow Ochre, Aliziron Crimson)
*scissors


Jen Crossley
9:00 - 4:30
Saturday October 6

VA212 Castaway


$ 150  

 

 Cast away in this unique workshop, Jen will take you in to the world of casting.
You will learn how Jen makes these one of a kind 3 d casts. Also we will be using a fast setting resin, which is just out of this world. We then will paint the resin to give it that’s vintage appeal, with layering to make it age before your very eyes. Jen will teach you how we then add the vintage style brass edging, then the fun part we get to book bind or stitch and bitch! I guarantee this is a awesome fun class.

 

Supplies to bring:

Cutting mat,
Pencil
rulers
Scissors
Craft knife
Water colour paper pad
Assorted pattern paper if you want that in your book
Awl
Jewelry pliers straight edge for bending
straightTin snips non-serrated (www.amarkintime.com)
Sharpie fine liner
Rawhide hammer or a small rubber mallet(www.amarkintime.com)
File non-chequer Home depot
Bench block
Hammer
Cordless drill small drill bit
Small hole punch
2 paint brushes
Paint: cream, white, ivory, dark brown
Assorted Beads to hang off the sides
Baby wipes
Scrap of material for your spine Felt thick (10 inches by 10 inches)


Kit: $65 paid to instructor at beginning of class includes:
Brass metal
Resin,
Molding agent
Needles,  
Wax linen thread
Patina
Resin piece
Paper towels
Rubber gloves
 


Susan Rossiter
9:00 - 4:30
Saturday October 6

VA231 Working Large: Big Chicken Collage


$ 150  

 

Painting large can be a scary thing. My approach includes diving in fearlessly with wild abandon and reining it in toward the end. This system has really worked for me and I will show you my whole process from start to finish as we prepare a background, measure for successful placement, build layer over layer of paint and paper, use special attention on the edges of the painting and then bring it all together with some special touches and tedious details. Finally! Something to go on that big empty wall!

Materials Fee $30 includes:

18x24 1/3/8” deep canvas, large Collage Paper Pack with lots of beautiful art papers, shredded money, old book pages, maps, and more. Acrylic paints to share, use of pigment pens, stencils, spray acrylics and anything on the art supply community buffet. I’ll also have some chicken images for reference and inspiration.

Supplies Needed to bring for Class:
Soft Gel Medium (I use Golden)
Favorite acrylics set and brushes
Your favorite collage papers
Water container

Optional: You are welcome to bring a larger canvas and keep the 18x24 for another project. I chose this size because it will fit in a large suitcase.

Feel free to email if you have questions Susan.Rossiter@yahoo.com



 


 


Roben-Marie Smith
9:00 - 4:30
Saturday October 6

VA244 Pop Up Fringe Journal


$ 155  

 

I’ll walk you through creating your own artsy journal out of all the bits and pieces you already have lying around.

That’s right, gather your scraps of painted paper, whichever paints you have on hand, and several pieces of ribbon… you’ll be amazed at what we can create. 

Whether you’re a novice bookbinder, or a seasoned journal-maker, this class will provide you with easy-to-follow instructions to design your own dynamic book.

We’ll play with fringe, and put together unique pop-up elements to create an art journal with flair. We’ll create fun background papers using my simple, freeing art techniques. Above all, we’ll have creative fun, and finish the day with a funky, chunky handmade art journal.

Materials Fee $15 and Includes the following:

•Items from Roben-Marie’s Art Pops™ Collections, including stickers and cards
•Journal base/structure
•Assorted papers for the journal: (collage sheets, watercolor paper and an assortment of bags)
•Elastic for closure
•Wax thread
•Newsprint paper
•String and Button Envelope for journal pouch
•Deli Paper
•Sari Ribbon
•File folder
•Assorted elements for the journal (shipping tags, pockets, etc.)
•Rubber art stamps to borrow but bring your favorite “element” type stamps.

Supplies Needed to bring for Class:
• Scraps are king in this workshop: think painted or gelli printed papers, old book pages, ledger paper, or color copies of your own artwork. Also bring a catalog or magazine, etc. I use the Anthropologie catalog but you can use any kind (think Better Homes and Garden, House Beautiful, Coastal Living, etc.)
• Assorted acrylic paints: be sure to include white and black
• A couple small and medium round paint brushes.
• Inexpensive brush for use with adhesive
• Scissors and ruler
• Bookbinding needle and book awl/paper piercer
• Two Large Binder Clips or Jumbo Paperclips
• No 2 pencil
• Heat tool
• ¼” Hole Punch
• Watercolors or liquid inks (3 or 4 colors is perfect)
• Glue stick and/or liquid adhesive such as collage pauge
• Cloth or rag (I like to use a piece of cotton muslin)
• Black ball point pen or your favorite black journaling pen

Optional items:
•Apron and baby wipes
•A sewing machine is needed for this workshop, so please bring one if you are able.

 

 


Jacqueline Sullivan
9:00 - 4:30
Saturday October 6

VA253 Acrylic Textural Painting


$ 150  

 

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

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

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


Jean VanBrederode
9:00 - 4:30
Saturday October 6

VA262 Branching Out


$ 150  

 

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

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

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

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

Additional materials provided by instructor:

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


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

 


Erin Keck
9:00 - 4:30
Saturday October 6

VA290 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)  !!!!!


Saturday AM

Nancy Sacco
9:00 - 12:00
Saturday AM

VA286 Drawing With Silver


$ 85  

 

Transform your creative imaginings from ideas to a silver pendant. These types of pendants are usually made using silver clay, but in this class you’ll be shown how to make beautiful simple drawings using fine silver wire and fine silver sheet metal. Come with your own drawings in mind or use some of the instructor’s designs as a springboard to creating your pendant.
You’ll be shown how to cut and shape fine silver wire and then how to successfully fuse it to a fine silver base. After your pendant is complete you will make your own sterling silver bail. You may choose to oxidize the pendant or leave it pristine gleaming silver, then we will tumble your piece.

Supply List $30 includes:All tools, materials and equipment needed to make this beautiful pendant will be provided. There is nothing to bring or buy ahead of time!
No prior experience is necessary. Must be at least 17 years old to sign up.
As we will be using torches, please tie back long hair, wear close toed shoes, and do not wear loose, flowing clothing.
The kit includes fine silver sheet and wire, and sterling silver for the bail, typed instructions, and pendant templates and design suggestions.

*Some tools or equipment may have to be shared.