Colorado Springs, 2019 Art and Soul Workshops

Workshop Details

Tuesday - May 28

Ruth Chandler
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday - May 28

Boro Deconstructed Collage (The Art of Tattered Rags)


$ 150  

 

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 Originally made from hemp the farmers were gradually able to get their hands on bits of cotton and finally silk.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

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

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

Chocolate to share
 


Ruth Greening
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday - May 28

Hammered Copper and PMC Silver Pendant


$ 150  

 

Mixed metals is a very popular look, the warmth of copper and brightness of silver are a beautiful combination. In this class
students will learn how to texture and form wonderful soft copper sheet and work with PMC Silver that they can then torch fire. Also learning how to finish both metals before cold connecting the two with rivets to form a beautiful one of a kind pendant.

Students supplies needed to bring to class:
 small steel bench block (about 4x4), a small towel to put under the steel bench block to deaden the sound, ear protection, ballpeen hammer, cord to wear piece.

Kit fee paid to instructor at beginning of class: $40 includes copper sheets, variety of rivets, package of 9g PMC3, use of extra needed tools, torches and patinas
Intro Level, should be comfortable using hammers.


Mary Hettmansperger
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday - May 28

Layers, Connections Rivets and Reticulating Silver


$ 155  

 

Using copper and silver sheeting, Students will also learn to fuse and reticulate silver to copper allowing students to create unique and creative designs. Patinas will be used for accents on the pieces and with copper wire, student will design and assemble jewelry using a wire rivet. The possibilities are endless and Mary’s approach to making a wire rivet is easy to execute. Mary will also show other cold connections including, silver eyelets, tying and weaving techniques. Students will make several pieces of jewelry.

$58.00 - material fee  paid to instructor at beginning of class includes:
everything needed for the class
Materials in kit for class - supplied by instructor:
24 gauge copper sheeting
26 gauge silver sheeting
Findings and embellishments
All wires and cold connections
All patinas

Tools you need to bring for class:

Hammer
Bench block
Texturing hammers if desired
Needle nose and bent nose pliers
Metal scissors or snipsWire cutters


Liz Kettle
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday - May 28

Print It - Stitch It


$ 150  

 

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

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

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

NOTE: We will have 8 machines available for this class to share. If you are traveling, please contact lizkettle@textileevolution.com to reserve a machine. If you live locally, please bring your machine and let us know so we can reserve for others! 

 

 


 


Deb Prewitt
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday - May 28

Forgotten Places


$ 150  

 

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

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

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

 

 


 


Carol Spohn
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday - May 28

Its All About the Dress


$ 150  

 

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

Students to bring:
• 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. Small flat brushes to paint checks. 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/paint markers)
• Optional: Water-soluble crayons like Caren D’Ache, gel pens (metallic, white and black)

Materials included in $18 supply fee paid to instructor at beginning of class:
• Written instructions including line drawing and color photo
• Watercolor paper (11” x 20”) prepped with Liquitex matte medium/gesso.
• Fluid and heavy body acrylic paints
 


Carol Nelson
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday - May 28

Geologic Abstracts


$ 150  

 

Rock formations near my home in Colorado have always inspired me. The colors and textures have found their way into my Geologic Abstract series. Since we can’t stroll through the rocky canyons of Colorado, we will use photos of sidewalk cracks for our inspiration. Your assignment: Look down! You can find amazing patterns that could be used as a geologic abstract painting in cracked sidewalks and driveways. Take cell phone photos and print your favorites.
Let me show you how to develop these photos into beautiful abstract paintings. Because of time constraints, we will paint on watercolor paper, and mount our paintings on cradled wood panels. I will bring reference photos.
Materials Fee paid directly to instructor at beginning of class $10 which includes:
Air dry clay
Rocks, sand, shells
Gloss medium, Molding paste, and texture compounds to share

Supply list for students to bring:
Golden Fluid Acrylics (my favorite colors are on my website).
1 or 2 cradled wood panels – 10x10 or 9x12 ONLY! We will mount our paintings on wood panels for a beautiful finished look.
PLEASE GESSO PANELS BEFORE CLASS.
Several 11x14 sheets of 140 lb cold press watercolor paper - Artists Loft w/c pads from Michaels are OK.
Golden Regular Gel medium, gloss or matte
Short Handled Nylon Brushes (3/4 inch flat, #6, and #2) suitable for w/c and acrylic
Pencil and eraser
Spray water bottle, paper towels, palette, small palette knife, scissors, ruler, exacto knife (optional)


  

 

 

 




 


   

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Roxanne Evans Stout
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday - May 28

Book of Scraps


$ 150  

 

Come and Create with Roxanne and make magic out of scraps of fabric and paper!! During this workshop you will put together an enticing Book of Scraps made of vintage and textured fabrics that can hang in your house, garden or studio, or rolled up into a scroll... "These books have been favorites of my students; the process is so fun and easy and end results are gorgeous!"

Supplies You Need to Bring to Class in addition to materials provided by instructor:
 Awl
Wide-eyed tapestry needle, sharp
Colored threads or twines
Scissors
A small amount of assorted fabrics, papers and small items that could be added to fabric pages
* Roxanne will have extra of everything, so don't worry if you can't find or forget something
 

Materials fee $10 paid directly to instructor at beginning of class includes:
 fabrics including silk, linen and canvas, vintage lace, embroidery threads and the use of my art supplies and tools.


Debbie Rijns
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday - May 28

Elegant African Ostrich Eggshell Bowl


$ 150  

 

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

Kit: $40.00 payable to instructor at beginning of class  includes
½ of an African Ostrich Eggshell
Assorted wires
Assorted Vintage and modern African Beads
Stand for Eggshell Bowl
Imitation Gold/Copper Leaf
Leaf Size
Acrylic Paints
Cotton Cords

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

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

debpmcafrica@mweb.co.za
 


Tuesday & Tues Eve

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

Magical Beasties Tour


$ 235  

 

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

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

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


Tuesday Eve

Ruth Greening
6:30 - 9:30
Tuesday Eve

Viking Knit Bracelet


$ 85  

 

This very ancient method of weaving fine wire into a beautiful chain will give you a whole new dimension to add to your jewelry presentation. . not only unique bracelets but beautiful chain to hang the special pendant from. Students will learn how to weave fine silver wire and be introduced to several different methods to have a variety to fit any need.

Kit Fee paid to instructor at beginning of class: $45 includes
fine silver wire for bracelet, sterling silver wire and endcaps, draw plate and use of all tools necessary to finish project.
 


Heather Kindt
6:30 - 9:30
Tuesday Eve

Intro Into Gelli Printing


$ 85  

 

If you have heard about or seen a bit of art made on a gelli plate, why not try it out? This introductory class will show you what the fun is about. Using Gel Press plates, acrylic paint, and stencils, we will have a great time pulling prints. Leave with a masterpiece or a stack of the best collage paper ever! Note the class pictures are just examples, each print is unique.

Materials fee $10 paid directly to instructor at beginning of class includes:

Paint, use of class stencils and tools
Optional fee to purchase your 8x10 gel plate $20, pink brayer $10

Supplies You Need to Bring to Class in addition to materials provided by instructor:
Apron, a stack of paper you use for a printer 20-100 sheets depending on how fast you plan to work

Optional items:
Paper towels, wipes, brayer, gloves or barrier cream, stencils if you feel like my 150 won’t be enough, your art journal
 


Deb Prewitt
6:30 - 9:30
Tuesday Eve

Introduction to Zentangle® Basics


$ 85  

 

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

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


Wednesday - May 29

Helen Shafer Garcia
9:00 - 4:30
Wednesday - May 29

Watercolor Block Prints


$ 150  

 

Students will complete a limited edition of carved block prints and paint with watercolors.
Imagine the combination of relief block prints and watercolor. Relief block prints hold a huge realm of possibilities. You can repeat the image to create wonderful additions for cards or works on paper. Learn how to design and carve images with little effort on soft rubber material. These designs will build detail and decorative lines for our watercolor painting. I’ll show you ways to drop in brilliant watercolor onto the paper surface. Adding watercolor to block prints is a form of instant gratification. Bright colors, lines, and shapes just pop immediately on the surface with little effort. No worries about your drawing skills level- tracing paper will be available! Indulge yourself for a day of creativity with paint, print, and line.
Workshop category: printmaking, watercolor
Supplies provided by instructor: I will provide brayers, carving tools, pattern designs, Plant and animal images, brushes and other tools to use while we work.

Supply fee: $15.00 paid to instructors at beginning of class includes:
Printmaking papers, print blocks, printing inks

Supply list to bring to class:
Apron
Watercolors: pan or personal palette (a Prang set will work or tube professional watercolors set in a palette)
Avoid the round palettes- they are usually too opaque.
Water container
#2b pencil
Journal to draw your designs in
Paper towels
Optional: heat gun or hairdryer
 

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Ruth Greening
9:00 - 4:30
Wednesday - May 29

Classic Fine Wire Wrapping


$ 150  

 

Ever wonder if there was an alternative to setting a stone without using solder and traditional methods? The answer is YES. This is not the usual “wonder all over the stone with wire and hope it stays” wrapping! Students will be introduces to square and half round wire to create a very precise setting that shows off the beauty of the stone on both sides, front and back.
They will learn how to create a pattern that enhances the stone and transfer that pattern into tightly wrapped wire and fit that wire to the stone. Then with that same wire form a bail to hang the piece. Also learning what tools work best and how to prepare them so they don’t damage the wire. The final result is a very beautifully set stone that will catch everyone’s eye!

Student supplies to bring to class:
cord to wear finished piece.

Kit Fee paid to instructor at beginning of class: $40 includes enough silver wire to make two pieces, two stones (cabochons with flat finished back) use of tool kits, and polishing material.
Intro level to Wire Wrapping/
 


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

Shadow Boxes With Torch Fire Enameling


$ 155  

 

Using copper sheeting and silver sheeting for accents, students will create jewelry. Students will learn many ways to create a shadowbox necklace from Copper. Patinas will enhance the surface and allow for unique results. Once several shadow boxes are made, students will create inserts for the box using torch fire enameled surfaces. Fold form techniques will be used to create depth and interest with some of the inserts. Cold connections including wire rivets, eyelets, brads, ties and weaving techniques, will be used to assemble the pieces. Broaches, necklaces, earring will all be made and students will go home with many samples and finished work. Fun and fast paced.

$52.00 - material fee  paid to instructor at beginning of class includes:
all materials for projects in class

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


Liz Kettle
9:00 - 4:30
Wednesday - May 29

Magical Stitches


$ 150  

 

NOTE:  We will have 8 machines available if you are traveling. Please contact Liz lizkettle@textileevolution.com to reserve a machine.  If you live locally, please bring your machine and let us know so we can reserve for others!

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

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

Supply List: Choose your favorite color palette to work in

Fibers: silk or  wool loose roving fibers or yarns of any fiber

Fabrics: Optional, you may want some small pieces of silk, linen or cotton fabric to add to your piece. We use very little fabric. No more than a sandwich bag of bits.

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

Yarns: A selection of medium and fine yarns, woven yarn tapes, narrow ribbon, and heavy threads in your chosen color palette. You do not need one of each type I listed. 

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

Scissors: small pair for trimming threads and yarns


Deb Prewitt
9:00 - 4:30
Wednesday - May 29

Inspiration Cards


$ 150  

 

Inspiration cards can be used as trading cards, daily reminders, weekly inspiration, gift tags, and more. How will you use yours?
In this class we will make an assortment of Inspiration cards that will be uniquely yours. We will explore various mixed media techniques to create these fun little bits of art. Some of the things we will be playing with are: layering techniques, collage techniques, using stencils and stamps, various mark-making ideas, gold leafing, and embellishing. It will be fun.
We will be making the cards in class. If you wish to add quotes or words or other personal embellishments to your cards, you will need to bring those things with you. I will be providing everything else.
Students should bring an apron because we will be messy. If you want to bring words or quotes, please print those out and bring with you (or use any of the pre-printed options that are available). If you wish to add embellishments, bring those as well (tape, buttons, crystals, etc).

Kit fee of $20 is payable to instructor at start of class.
This will include your cards, and use of instructors tools and supplies – paints, brushes, collage materials, glue, scissors, gold leaf, stamps, stencils, etc.
 


Tish Reed
9:00 - 4:30
Wednesday - May 29

Introduction to Painting with Oil & Cold Wax


$ 150  

 

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

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

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

Supplies Needed to bring  for Class:

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

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

Optional items:

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


Taska Sanford
9:00 - 4:30
Wednesday - May 29

Color Combing with Gelli Plate


$ 150  

 

Color Combing is about creating worlds within worlds. Printing patterns, colors, and layers will be your gateway to creating a colorific book. "But wait, PRINTING a book sounds complicated!” you say. Fear not my fellow artists! You will learn all about monoprinting with Gelli Plates. The principles are simple, the tools can be inexpensive as you like and the amount of mesmerizing art you can create is infinite. Everything you need could fit in shoe box.

Monoprinting with Gelli Plates is a new spin on an old printing technique of gelatin printing. You will play with a variety of tools (many found in the kitchen or front yard!) to manipulate acrylic on your own Gelli plate. Then you pull monoprints on a variety of papers. You will learn techniques like chine-colle, faux paste paper, masking, stencil making and so many more.

At the end of the workshop you will combine these pages to create an accordion book with your animal images. This guide book will hold other mini books and hidden pockets and secrets about your animal friend. You will also go home with a stack of amazing papers ready for future projects like collage backgrounds, unique notecards, decoupage, assemblage, and journal pages.

So come out and play. No prior skills needed. By the end of class will become a band of paint slingers and color combers ready to take on the art world!

Materials Fee $ 20 Payable to instructor at beginning of class Includes:
Your own Gelli Plate, paint comb, chipboard covers to make a book, blank stencil
paper, a packet of papers and ephemera to print on, printmaking paper for book
pages, ribbon/twine

Supplies Needed to Bring for Class:
paint brush (.5"-1” wide)
3-5 of your favorite acrylic paints
1 jar or Matte Medium approx. 8 oz
brayer
scissors
a few disposable cosmetic sponges
Cup for water
Paper towels or rag
2-4 Inkjet or Xerox images of animals for cutting out to make stencils. Images should have an interesting shape for a silhouette. They should be approx. 3”x3”. Make a few
copies of the same size.
Ephemera to add to book (you may want to bring things on a theme to match your Inkjet images
Any extra fun collage additions like glitter, powdered pigments, gel pens, or the like


Optional items:
transparency prints of your chosen animal image
foam/rubber stamps
stencils
baby wipes
favorite papers to print on
color shaper tool
xacto knife and cutting mat
heat gun
 


Carol Nelson
9:00 - 4:30
Wednesday - May 29

Metals & Mixed Media


$ 150  

 

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

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

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

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


 

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Debbie Rijns
9:00 - 4:30
Wednesday - May 29

Story In A Bottle


$ 150  

 

We will be creating a personal story in a bottle, in a bottle. where tiny memories will have a home. One bottle in another, filled with meaningful items that will remind you of special times, people and experiences. The outer bottle will be filled with tiny treasures and sealed with a Precious Metal Clay cap with embellishments both on top and dangling from curled wires attached to the cap. The inner glass tube will hold a special message, prayer or wish....

(Kiln will be available)

$35 kit fee includes:
Small bottle
Tiny glass tube with plug
Fine silver wire
Form for cap
Assorted tiny mixed media
African vintage beads
Cotton cords
2 part epoxy adhesive 5 minute set up
Fire brick

Supplies Needed to bring for Class:
PMC3 2x5g
PMC Syringe optional for embellishing cap
Impression material
Paint brush
Clay roller
Rolling strips
Teflon sheet
Round long nose pliers
Side cutters
Pin vise and 1.5mm drill bit
Craft Knife
Sand paper 600 grit
Butane Torch and gas
Steel/Brass Brush
Burnisher
 

Please bring your own small items that can be placed in the bottles such as printed ephemera to roll up and place in tiny inner bottle, sand from exotic places, tiny sea shells from a romantic holiday, charms from different countries, seeds, gemstones, a curl, etc for the outer bottle. Also, bring items that can be dangled from the lid such as charms, beads, bells, stones, etc.

Should anyone need any PMC3 Clay, please e-mail me 2 weeks before the class.
debpmcafrica@mweb.co.za
 


 


Wednesday Eve

Heather Kindt
6:30 - 9:30
Wednesday Eve

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; water container

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


Jacqueline Sullivan
6:30 - 9:30
Wednesday Eve

Ribbon Bound Journal


$ 85  

 

These little gems are not only beautiful but useful! This little journal starts with a painted tyvek cover which makes it durable for travel! We’ll create the cover then do the simple ribbon binding and embellish the spine. This binding actually enables signatures to be “changed out, if desired, and new pages added. Perfect for art journaling. Sketching and more! 

Supply List Needed to Bring to class: 

 Metal Ruler
Knife w/ extra sharp blades
Cutting mat - 9” x 12” or larger
1” flat paint brush suitable for acrylics
Paint brush for gluing (I like the cheap chip brushes)

$10 supply fee covers:

All Paints and Mediums
Book Boards
Tyvek
Glue
Ribbons and embellishments
Sketchbook type paper for book pages


 


Liz Kettle
6:30 - 9:30
Wednesday Eve

Collage Prayer Flags


$ 85  

 

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


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


Supply fee: $15 paid to instructor at beginning of class includes
canvas base, some fabrics, use of my paint, stamps and screens for printing and fusible web,

Supplies to bring:
Fabrics: an assortment of fabrics in your favorite colors-any fabrics can be used. No more than a grocery bag full. You can bring some supple papers to use as well.
Threads: A small assortment of hand/embroidery and sewing machine threads. I will have some so if space is tight don’t bring any.
Needles and stuff: hand sewing needles, readers, thimble and additional lighting as needed.
Ribbon or twill tape to stitch your banner on to hang. About 45”
 


Wed Eve & Thur Eve

Ruth Chandler
6:30 - 9:30
Wed Eve & Thur Eve

Modern Hand Stitching


$ 150  

 

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

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

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


Helen Shafer Garcia
6:30 - 9:30
Wed Eve & Thur Eve

Watercolor Floribunda


$ 150  

 

Flowers and succulents are some of my favorite subjects to paint. Close ups of flora are the easiest way of learning this approach to applying paint to the paper surface. Letting the water do the work for you is the answer. We have a tendency to want to control the paint with our brushes. We’ll work with a method called dropped in color to provide harmonious glowing puddles and pools of luscious color on paper. Incredible fusions of color will appear with hardly any effort at all. Learn how to see lights and darks to create 3D affects. I will have flora shapes to trace onto your paper or you can draw out your own. I’ll bring plenty of images to use as reference. We’ll also play with opacity to create some interesting layers and textures. 

$15 kit fee paid to instuctor at beginning of classincludes
watercolor paper, Holbien paint samples, drafting tape, transfer paper, images to use while we work

Supply list to bring to class:
 2 or more round watercolor brushes: #12, #10, or #14
 Watercolors: Work with professional grade paints whenever possible. You won’t get the same effects with cheap sets. Avoid the round, chalky, opaque sets. Use either a pan set or a personal palette of colors.
Pan sets: Winsor Newton, Da Vinci, Pelikan
 Personal palette of selected colors. 
I work with Daniel Smith and Holbien tube paints set in a palette. Winsor Newton, Maimeri Blue, American Journey (Cheap Joes art materials) are also good brands. These are some of my favorite colors and are just suggestions. I’ve set the basics in bold if you are on a limited budget. 
Azo Yellow or Cadmium Yellow light , Quinacridone Red, Quinacridone Rose, Quinacridone Gold, Quinacridone Burnt Sienna, Sap Green, Leaf Green, Compose Green #1, Phthalo Green, Ultramarine Blue or French Ultramarine, Cobalt Blue, Phthalo Blue, Cobalt Turquoise Light, Horizon Blue, Carbazole Violet, Indigo
 Water container
#2b pencil and white soft eraser

CLOSED


Wednesday & Thursday

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

Storytelling with Collage in Colorado


$ 295  

 

Celebrate spring and join Roxanne for Storytelling with Collage in Colorado!!
During this two day workshop we will begin by creating intriguing background pages filled with texture and mystery. Next we will collage with textured fabrics and papers to add beautiful splashes of color to our pages.
And finally we will add unique details to our pages using stitching and mark making. You will go home with a wonderful book that you can finish during the workshop or take your time and work on it at home! 

Supplies You Need to Bring to Class in addition to materials provided by instructor:
4 pieces: 140lb cold press watercolor paper, torn to 8"x 8"
4 pieces: 140lb cold press watercolor paper, torn to 8"x 7"
White gesso
Matte Medium
White paint, acrylic
Several colors acrylic paint
Wire, 26gauge
Awl
Wide-eyed tapestry needle, sharp
Colored threads or twines
Scissors
Paint brushes, water dish and paper towels
A small amount of fabrics, papers and/or images for collaging (think spring!)
Found objects or vintage treasures to attach to your pages. 

Materials fee $15 paid directly to instructor at beginning of class includes:

the use of all my supplies including but not limited to beautiful fabrics and papers to use in your art, book rings, pan pastels, transparent paints and inks. 


Thursday - May 30

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

Nurture Inspiration


$ 150  

 

We’ll start with a mixed media collage in our art journals where we can practice the basics of building backgrounds, adding layers and experimenting with different mixed media supplies, tools & techniques. Then we’ll jump onto the canvas where we will use what we learned to explore a slightly different surface but with dramatic results! We’ll jump back and forth between art journal and canvas (which is how I often work--on multiple surfaces to keep the momentum and creativity going!) Techniques covered include: gel medium transfers, modeling paste texture, 3D collage, and more! We’ll be using common art supplies like stencils to create our background & focal image. Together we’ll nurture inspiration and go from creative idea to artful execution. We’ll also be using a variety of supplies which will be available to everyone in a rainbow buffet of color and texture! I’ll also cover color basics, how to create balance and how to use contrast in your composition.

Materials Fee & List of what is supplied: $20

*Kit includes: Collage paper pack of my most favorite vintage, scrapbook, patterned and tissue paper, inkjet collage images, Stabilo Marks-all pencil, 3D texture items
*Shared use of all materials: acrylic paint, spray ink, stencils, stamps, brushes, Decoupage glue, texture tools, Stabilo Woody 3-in-1 pencils, oil pastels, collage images, collage papers

Supplies Needed to bring for Class:

*10”x10” canvas
*Mixed media art journal (I recommend a Dylusions square journal or large Canson XL or Strathmore mixed media journal)

Optional items:

You’re welcome to bring your own collage images, acrylic paint, spray inks, paint pens, stencils, stamps, etc, but I will have all of these items and more to share!
 


Laurie Longberry
9:00 - 4:30
Thursday - May 30

Intro into Fabric Painting


$ 150  

 

What happens when you mix fabric paint with Inktense pencils or blocks... well magic of course! Have fun trying out a variety of fabric painting techniques while also learning a few little tricks and some good basics about form, shadow, highlights, color mixing, and composition. We will be working on a 12” x 12” painting that will be suitable for turning into a pillow top, bag or jacket panel, or simply mounted on to a canvas.

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

Printed instructions, patterns. fabric panel, freezer paper, fabric paints, use of Inktense pencils and blocks, foamcore paint boards, paint plates, tissues, misc.

Supplies You Need to Bring to Class in addition to materials provided by instructor:

 Apron or paint shirt
#7 round brush with a good point
¾ flat brush
#10 flat brush
old tooth brush
scrap muslin for practice

Optional items:
Inkense pencils or blocks if you have them, a variety of your favorite brushes
  


Helen Shafer Garcia
9:00 - 4:30
Thursday - May 30

Travel Journaling with Pens & Watercolor


$ 150  

 

Pens and watercolor are a very useful combo for journaling for travel destinations I’ll start you off with a short presentation from my travels around the world and explain my travel journal process. We’ll work with 2 different water soluble pens and 1 waterproof pen to create textures, values and compositions in journals. This will be the foundation for watercolor transparencies. Learn how to paint watercolor layers and fused colors with intensity. This is your chance to play with shape making and combine words and images in an artful way on paper. Paint freely while dropping in color onto the wet paper surface. I’ll go over the different brands and hues of paint, giving you a chart to go by. And no worries if you’ve never painted or drawn before! - I’ll go over the basics and give you the confidence you’ll need to get out there and journal!

$25.00 kit fee paid to instructor at beginning of class includes:
Travel palette with brush and sponge (without paint), Water-soluble pens, waterproof pens, images from my travels for reference to use while we work.

Supply list to bring to class:
Watercolor paper travel journal. I recommend these small 5” x 8” cold pressed watercolor paper journal brands: Handbook (Global Art) watercolor journal, Penalic Aqua watercolor journal (comes with a small brush and sponge), Kilimanjaro black travel watercolor journal, or Moleskine Watercolor journal.

1or more round watercolor brushes: #12, #10, or #8

Watercolors: pan or personal palette (a Prang set will work or tube watercolors set in a palette)
These are the brands currently use in my palette: Daniel Smith ,Sennelier,
Holbein, American Journey.
These are just suggestions of some of the hues that I currently use: Hansa yellow , Cadmium Yellow light , Quinacridone Red, Quinacridone Rose, Quinacridone Gold Quinacridone Burnt Sienna, Sap Green, Phthalo Green, Compose Green #1, Leaf Green, Ultramarine Blue or French Ultramarine, Cobalt Blue, Colbalt Turquoise Light, Phthalo Blue, Carbazole Violet, Indigo

Water container
#2b soft pencil and soft eraser


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

Flat Band PMC One-fire Sterling Silver Rings


$ 150  

 

The magic of ‘Metal Clay’ continues with new Sterling Silver One-Fire clay. In this class students will learn to create beautifully designed flat band rings that, after being fired in a kiln, will be formed around a mandrel into a ring. The Sterling is a strong clay with a wonderful soft glow after polishing. Students will learn how to judge shrinkage, how to add texture and dimension to the piece and how to form the band into a ring that fits like a glove.
Students need to bring to class:
a soft hammer (leather or rubber).


Kit Fee paid to instructor at beginning of class : $50 includes
pkg of 20g PMC One-Fire Sterling Silver, use of associated tools and finishing materials.
Intro Level, should be familiar with use of hammer and ring mandrel.

 


 


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

Copper and Alternative Book Covers


$ 155  

 

Using copper sheeting, wire, screen, foil and other interesting materials, students will design book covers. Several book styles will be options using papers, mica and canvas. Patinas, texturing, and metal applications, including embossing will also be covered. The focus of this class is to learn to utilize copper for book covers. It is a low-tech process with fabulous results. Students should make several during class.

$50.00 - material fee  paid to instructor at beginning of class includes:

everything needed for the class
24 gauge copper sheeting
2 canvases
Findings and embellishments
All wires and cold connections
Mica, paper and embossing materials
All patinas

Tools you need to bring for class:

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


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

Tutu Cute


$ 150  

 

This whimsical painting is all about creating an interesting background. The step by step instruction allows all painters to complete a successful painting. We will be using a wet into wet technique to create the under painting and then carving out geometric shapes in the background. Each time I paint this piece it turns out a little different and that is a good thing. Yours will be your own unique piece of art. I expect most paintings to be about 80% completed in class.

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

Materials included in $25 supply fee paid to instructor at beginning of class
• Written instructions and color photo
• Arches 140 lb cold press watercolor paper (10” x 11”) with traced design on it
• Mijello Mission Gold paints used in this painting
• Moo Eraser
• Foam plate/pallet for watercolor paint
• Use of rubber stamps and misc. supplies
 


Jacqueline Sullivan
9:00 - 4:30
Thursday - May 30

Texture Meets Metal


$ 150  

 

Students in this class will do some simple metal etching on small squares of copper or brass. These completed metal pieces will then be embedded in a textural surface. Molding paste on canvas with stencils will be used to create the textured surface. This surface will be painted with the student's choice of colors. Color theory and composition will be discussed to help students create a beautiful and unusual art piece!

Supply List Needed to Bring to class: 

Rubber Gloves
Stazon Stamp Pad
Favorite deeply etched rubber stamp that fits on a 2” x 2” square
Black Sharpie Marker
Packing Tape
Paper Towels
Notebook,
Apron
2 - 1 qt. Water containers for washing metal and rinsing brushes
 

$10 supply fee covers:
Small, square Canvas or cradled panel board
Copper and Brass 2” squares

Instructor will bring to share:
Etching solution
All paints and mediums
Some rubber stamps to share
Sandpaper
Etching containers
Stencils


 


Debbie Rijns
9:00 - 4:30
Thursday - May 30

I Was Once a Shuttle....


$ 150  

 

I love old things, things with a history, a story to tell.
We will alter an antique cotton weaving shuttle into a charming wall piece with small items that need a home. Your treasures will make this a unique and original work of art.

Kit: $40.00 includes:
Antique Cotton Shuttle
(Length : +- 15”
Hollow in Shuttle: 1 ¼” x 3 ½” x ½” deep)

You need to bring:
Ephemera (old paper, stamps etc.)
Items for attaching to shuttle such as 
old doll parts, pods, buttons, small wooden blocks,
little toys, charms etc. (See picture for ideas)
Paintbrushes
superglue
Pin Vice and drill bit 1.5mm
Small Hammer
Screwdrivers
Toothpicks

I will bring the following to share:
Imitation Gold Leaf
Leaf Size

As the shuttle is made from wood, some items can be adhered with epoxy. Other items may need to be attached with screws, pins or nails.
 I will have an assortment of brass pins, screws and nails for your use.

 

 

debpmcafrica@mweb.co.za
 


Thursday & Thurs Eve

Leighanna Light
9:00 - 4:30 & 6:30 - 9:30
Thursday & Thurs Eve

Construction of an Art Book


$ 240  

 

In this workshop, you will learn how to transform remnants of canvas & metal into this sweet little art book. This project is appropriate for everyone. Whether
you are just starting out or an accomplished artist, it can be as simple or as
complex as you’d like. The actual construction of the book is very simple &
requires no sewing or math skills. The book measures approx.. 5x5, but will
most likely be larger after adding tabs, pockets & found objects. In addition to
learning how to construct this book, you will learn how to create yummy
surfaces with texture & depth, how to integrate your images with paint &
design, and how to add tabs, pockets & mini books. You will also learn
alternative methods for connecting found objects without using glue.
Use this book to document your travels, or any other relevant event in your
life, it will be treasured for years to come.

Supplies Needed to Bring to Class:
Please read the supply list NOW and collect your supplies early. You may have to
order some things online, so please allow plenty of time for this. I do not sell extra
supplies in class. You may not be able to complete the project in class if you do not
bring what is listed on the supply list. If you have trouble finding anything, or if you
have any questions, please contact me at least two week prior to class at
lklight@copper.net.
WHITE GESSO at least 6 oz.- Utrecht Artists' Acrylic Gesso, White, Medium
Bodied. This is a thick gesso that is available here...
http://www.dickblick.com/items/02032-1006/
You will need this thicker gesso to achieve texture.
PVA GLUE
http://www.dickblick.com/products/books-by-hand-polyvinyl-acetate-pva/
CRAFTERS PICK GLUE- Sorry, you will need to bring both glues. One is for
gluing paper/pages together, one is for adhering metal to the cover
Two 6x6 THIN METAL PIECES for the covers, thin copper or brass (26-28
gauge) One piece will be cut for 2 covers. You can find this at at ACE
Hardware, please choose this size- .010 x 6 x12
http://www.acehardware.com/product/index.jsp?
productId=1289144&kw=brass+sheet&origkw=brass+sheet&searchId=613
48642363OR_
Or you can use cut up vintage metal tins, the flatter & thinner your metal is,
the easier it will be to work with.
A few inexpensive thick BRUSHES to apply gesso & glue, approx.1 inch, plus
one detail brush
A variety of small & medium FOUND OBJECTS. Think metal springs, tabs,
bingo pieces, brass stencils, rusty stuff, chain, buttons, sign letters.... The
possibilities are endless!
SMALL BRADS, available at craft stores
ADIRONDACK RE-INKERS DYE INK-(NOT ALCOHOL INK) 2 or 3 bottles of
your favorite colors. These have been discontinued, but you might be able to
find them by doing a google search. If you are able to find them or if you have
some, please bring them along. If not, you can substitute 2 or 3 SMALL
bottles of acrylic paint. We will be using the paint & ink to stain the paper
A variety of EPHEMERA, paper & small images that are meaningful to you.
Several small RAGS

OPTIONAL
(I will have several to share, if you don’t want to wait please bring your own)
A CRAFT HEAT GUN
A CROP-A-DILE if you have one
STAMPS OR STENCILS with a bold design (script, patterns, or hand carved
stamps all work well for this project). I will have plenty to share
A HAMMER

$25 kit fee paid to instructor at beginning of class includes. 
a prepared book
block, extra canvas, cheese cloth, images, ephemera, wire, hardware & use of
instructors hand carved stamps & tools, paints
 


Thursday AM

Erin Keck
9:00 - 12:00
Thursday AM

Hollywood Babies


$ 85  

 

Come create your own special Hollywood Stars to walk the red carpet. In this fun and creative workshop students will have the opportunity to create their own Hollywood Babies using their choice of many provided images. With the popularity of Artist Trading Blocks, we will take it to a new level as we construct these darlings with toy building blocks, and assorted embellishments. Each student will be instructed on the assemblage of these adorable Hollywood star dolls. This project is for all skill levels and all materials will be provided.
Option....
(Students will also have the option of using their own personal faces they may want to bring cut to a 1” size. 4 faces are needed for each doll)

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

all materials needed for class
 


Thursday Eve

Nicole Austin
6:30 - 9:30
Thursday Eve

DIY Art Supplies


$ 85  

 

Who says you need expensive tools and supplies to make great art and have fun? In this class, I’ll show you all my artist tricks on how I save money creating my own stamps, stencils, texture tools, alcohol inks and more! Creating your own tools not only saves money, but, more importantly, it is integral to your own unique journey as an artist! Even if you’ve been at this for years or are just starting out, making your own tools means making your own marks and finding your own unique voice! Break the mold! Make stencils, stamps, and texture tools that are unique to YOU. The second half of class will include a chance to play in our art journals with our new stencils, stamps & tools! I’ll show you how to create some fun, vibrant pages and how to layer and work with your new goodies!

Materials Fee & List of what is supplied: $20

*Kit which includes my favorite recycled art paper, vintage paper, scrapbook paper, sample of texture items and mark making tools to start your collection, cardboard backing, sheet of sticker foam, foam sticker shapes, manilla folder, stencil sheet
*Use of shared materials such as: oil pastels, watercolor, spray ink, acrylic paint, brushes, glue guns, hot glue sticks, stencil cutter

Supplies Needed to bring for Class:

*Art journal (to practice and take notes)
*Ranger heat resistant craft mat

Optional items: you are welcome to bring your own spray inks and paint, but I will have plenty to share! If you have an idea of patterns or shapes in mind, you can bring some reference images, but I will have those, too!


Erin Keck
6:30 - 9:30
Thursday Eve

Miniature Steampunk Art Returns


$ 85  

 

Come and create unique, one of a kind miniature pieces of art to wear using vintage watch parts and antique keys. In this workshop students will be guided through placement of watch pieces to add balance and dimension and of course interest. Creating a unique piece with mechanical parts along with embellishments of filigree and sparkle will add the touch of Victorian flare that is present in Steampunk Art. This workshop is for all skill levels.

Kit fee - $20 paid to instructor at beginning of class includes:
All materials will be provided. Each student will be given their choice to create either a brooch or a necklace.

 


Trish McKinney
6:30 - 9:30
Thursday Eve

You Should be Gellin'


$ 85  

 

Learn the exciting world of monoprints by using Gel-Press Plates with unusual textural elements on non-traditional surfaces to create layers of FUN! Students will experiment and pull several prints on a variety of unusual surfaces. Choosing their favorite print as the inspiration, students will finish by creating an abstract or representational painting. Students will learn how to create an abstract painting by reinforcing a new way of looking at compositional design principles. At the end of class, students will say: “Where did all the time go?!” – always an indication of pure, unadulterated, creative play!

Supplies to bring to class:  a Brayer - everything else will be provided - optional materials to bring: favorite mark making tools, texture making ephemra and stencils (only, if you have them)

Trish will provide everything else to take this class!   Art Materials Provided & Sponsored by: Gel Press, Golden, Princeton Catalyst, Strathmore Paper

 

 


 


Jacqueline Sullivan
6:30 - 9:30
Thursday Eve

Totally Transfers


$ 85  

 

 I love image transfers! Sometimes using them as the focal image in a collage and other times just to add a little extra to an art piece. An image transfer is, to put it simply, the act of transferring an image from one source to another. Depending upon what material you are wanting to transfer onto will depend on what type of transfer method you want to use. In this class we will explore many ways to add image transfers to paper wood and fabric. Transfers are transparent, allowing you to layer images and let the surface design show through. The transferred image often is a more integral part of the final work because of its transparency.  Depending on the method, some transfers create a lovely aged and distressed image due to the natural imperfection of the technique.

Supply List Needed to Bring to class: 

1” paint brush made for acrylics (a golden taklon brush is highly recommended)
9 x 12 Strathmore #300 watercolor pad
water container – 32 oz plastic

 $10 supply fee covers:

All transfer images
 Fluid Acrylics and mediums
 All transfer materials
 


 


Deb Prewitt
6:30 - 9:30
Thursday Eve

Exploring Alcohol Inks


$ 85  

 

Here is your chance to learn about Alcohol Inks and how they work and all the possibilities that are available with this unique medium. This is a taster class to teach you the basics and give you the opportunity to explore further on your own.

We will be learning numerous techniques to create texture, pattern, and color play. We will primarily be working on two surfaces – Yupo and Tile, however I will provide information about other suitable surfaces to work on. We will be playing with how to move and manipulate the inks and just plain having fun doing it. You will love the color intensity and movement of these inks.

You will leave with several finished pieces.

Students should bring an apron and gloves as the inks are messy.

Kit fee of $12 is payable to the instructor at the start of class includes:
use of all supplies needed for class including Yupo, tile, brushes, inks, markers, stencils, rubbing alcohol, blender tools, etc.

CLOSED


Liz Kettle
6:30 - 9:30
Thursday Eve

Stitch Meditation


$ 85  

 

In this class we will discover the stitch meditation practice and create a series of small collages using textiles, paper, embellishments and stitch. We will explore mark making with stitch exercises to develop your unique expression. We will challenge ourselves to keep each collage distinctive and expressive and allow them to flow from our hearts not our heads. Your collages can be used together in one larger piece, made into a book or become small intimate art works that stand on their own.

Kit Fee: $15 paid to instructor at beginning of class Includes:
everything!

Supplies to bring
• Thimble and readers if you use them
task lighting if you prefer bright light.

Listen to Liz's podcast about Stitch Meditations
Read her Stitch Meditation blog post.
Follow her Stitch Meditation Pinterest board

 

 

 


 


Friday - May 31

Laurie Longberry
9:00 - 4:30
Friday - May 31

Southwest Hand Painted Art Quilt


$ 150  

 

In this fun multi skilled class you will learn how to do layers of Thermofax Screen printing as you build your own southwest garden. (No need to worry about drawing skills.) Then Laurie will teach you how to mix colors and hand paint your design. Finally we will work on a fiber and fabric collage layout to show case your new artwork! Add a little hand stitching and you will have a beautiful and unique art quilt.

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

misty fuse, fabric panel to paint on, classroom fabrics and fibers, Use of thermofaxes, paint, paintbrushes.

Supplies You Need to Bring to Class in addition to materials provided by instructor:

 5-7 fat quarters (18” x 22”) hand dyed, tone on tone, stripes, batiks
18”x 22” – piece of batting
18”x 22” – piece of backing fabric
Rotary cutter
Cutting Mat
Quilting ruler
Colored thread to match or compliment fabrics
free motion foot
a top stitching or ¼” foot
fun fibers: yarn, embroidery floss, trims, beads, etc.

Optional items: 

Inktense pencils, or blocks
 


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

Shadow Boxes & Fold Forming


$ 155  

 

Using copper sheeting and silver sheeting for accents, students will create jewelry. Students will learn many ways to create a shadowbox necklace from Copper. Patinas will enhance the surface and allow for unique results. Once several shadow boxes are made, students will create inserts for the box using torch fire enameled surfaces. Fold form techniques will be used to create depth and interest with some of the inserts. Cold connections including wire rivets, eyelets, brads, ties and weaving techniques, will be used to assemble the pieces. Broaches, necklaces, earring will all be made and students will go home with many samples and finished work. Fun and fast paced. 

$52.00 - material fee  paid to instructor at beginning of class includes:
all materials for projects in class

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


Erin Keck
9:00 - 4:30
Friday - May 31

Adornments with Found Objects to Wear or Display


$ 150  

 

“Wait!!! Don’t throw anything out!” By repurposing discarded objects we will be creating the most unique charms imaginable. In this class students will learn several metal working techniques along with cold connections. Create a One of a kind necklace or a decorative chime with your finished charms. Students will complete 12 charms in class to use in their finished project. All materials will be provided. This class is for all levels.

Materials fee $30  paid directly to instructor at beginning of class includes:
All supplies are provided.

Supplies You Need to Bring to Class in addition to materials provided by instructor:

Students are only asked to bring an apron, lap towel, also a basic jewelry tool kit consisting of round nose pliers, chain nose pliers, flush cutters. Teacher will also have tools to share.
  


Leighanna Light
9:00 - 4:30
Friday - May 31

Faux Etching, Surface Design on Metal


$ 155  

 

Oh how I love texture on metal! This workshop evolved from a happy accident, ever since I’ve been having a blast etching anything that I can get my hands on!
In this workshop, you will learn a fast & easy technique for creating “etched” metal surfaces without having to deal with toxic chemicals & hours of agitation. After etching the metal in the morning, we will spend the rest of the day constructing a unique figurative sculpture using the metal that we altered. While working on the sculpture, we will cover basic cold connection methods as well as composition & design. I will also demonstrate a quick & easy way to make a mold of just about anything. If you’d like, please bring some extra metal to etch, you can etch these in the morning & take them home to use in other projects. This technique will become a treasured favorite and will be useful in many other projects. You will leave with at least 1 figurative sculpture, 2 or more if you work fast & bring extra tins & heads!

Supplies Needed to Bring to Class:
Please read the supply list NOW and collect your supplies early. You may have to order some things online, so please allow plenty of time for this. I do not sell extra supplies in class. You may not be able to complete the project in class if you do not bring what is listed on the supply list. If you have trouble finding anything, or if you have any questions, please contact me at least two week prior to class at lklight@copper.net.

-BRUSHES one or two inexpensive craft brushes

-GEL MEDIUM small amount- 2 oz. will be plenty

-CRAFTERS PICK, ULTIMATE GLUE small 2 oz. Bottle. This glue is available at most craft stores, or online...http://www.crafterspick.com/

-SMALL BRADS Available at most craft stores

-BLACK WIRE 22 gauge, available at most hardware or craft stores

-BRASS or COPPER a few small scrap pieces to practice on.

-FOUND OBJECTS A variety of objects that can be added to your sculpture... Think of small objects that can be used as legs, arms & hair. Buttons, lace, game pieces, vintage tin, typewriter parts all work especially well. Please see class pictures for ideas.

OPTIONAL
I will have several of these for the class to share. If you’d rather not wait, please bring your own.

-ALTOID TINS I provide1 new 4 1/2 x 3 inch tin, if you would like to make more, please bring extra tins with the paint burned off. I throw mine on the grill or in the fireplace to remove the paint. Or you can buy them here brand new....
http://www.papermart.com/rectangular-tin-cans/id=20952#20952
-Your own CLAY FACE if you prefer- I will have one for everyone
-STENCILS & RUBBER STAMPS- A bold design, no thin lines, hand carved stamps
work best. I will have a variety for you to choose from, but feel free to bring our favorites
-A METAL PUNCH- used for punching holes in metal,. If you have one, please bring it. If not, don’t go out & buy one, I will have 2 or 3 to share.
-A CRAFT HEAT GUN
-GILDERS PASTE- www.gilderspaste.com/

$15 kit fee paid to instructor at beginning of class includes
one new tin, one hand made clay face, sandpaper, hanging wire, nuts & bolts, patina, extra metal for attaching head, a few found objects, and use of instructors hand carved stamps, tools & other consumables.


 

 

 


 


Lisa Morales
One Hour Appointments
Friday - May 31

Pattern Making with Photoshop Elements


$ 35  

 

Would you like to create one of a kind patterns for your collage and mixed media projects? Never buy another pattern book or struggle with drawing proportions again. You can do it all in Photoshop Elements. Spend one hour with Lisa in a one-on-one session to learn how simple it is to create patterns that are truly one of a kind. The only limit is your imagination as you learn to piece together seemingly unrelated bits and pieces until you have exactly what you want. Don’t have Photoshop Elements? No problem. Download a free 30 day trial at the link below. Step by step tutorial and lots of fun included.

Supplies Needed to Bring for Class:
Laptop in good working order with Photoshop Elements installed
Download a free trial of Photoshop Elements Here:
https://www.adobe.com/downloads.html
CLICK - >View all free trials (at the bottom of page 1)
SELECT – Photoshop Elements from the list
Follow Download instructions

After you register for this class, please email glenny:  glennymoir@gmail.com  to schedule your time on Friday.


Jean VanBrederode
9:00 - 4:30
Friday - May 31

Bojangles


$ 150  

 

Add a bit of bling and a happy jingle to your wrist! Let Jean show you how to make your Bojangles bracelet with leather, sterling and copper. Learn proper sizing, doming, assemblage techniques, wire wrapping, and metal texturing. Students will have a choice of leather shades and beads. You'll want to wear Bojangles every day!

Kit fee $25 includes:
sterling and copper disks, leather strips, jump rings, a lobster clasp, end caps, head pins, colored beads, Rhino Glue, and spacer beads.

Student supply list: Not required - bring only if you can - a small doming block and doming punches, small hammer, flat, chain, and round nose pliers.

Beginners are my specialty! 


Friday & Saturday

Trish McKinney
9:00 - 4:30
Friday & Saturday

Natures Bounty


$ 315  

 

What is more fun than unwrapping a birthday gift?! Discovering the process of eco-printing is like opening a gift every time a new print is revealed! Eco-printing is a process using plants, flowers, and other natural materials to create amazing colorful prints on paper or fabric. Through a process of steaming or emersion, the natural tannins in plants are printed onto the paper or fabric through pressure and contact. This produces a wide range of colors with a never-ending surprise of results – just like opening a gift! Absolutely no artistic experience is necessary to take this class – just a willingness to experiment, be surprised, and explore the bounty of nature! 

Supplies Needed to bring to class:
5 full sheets of Arches Text Wove Paper (optional)–

Art Materials Provided & Sponsored by:  Strathmore

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Vinda Robison
9:00 - 4:30
Friday & Saturday

Fabric Painting & Embellishing a Red Fox


$ 295  

 

We will learn to paint on fabric using, Tsukineko Inks, Dale Rowney Inks, and High Flow Golden Acrylic Paints. Learning layering and shading, how to paint eyes, to bring your fox to life. We will embellish it with materials of your choosing, fabric, tissue paper, stencils, stamps, fabric markers, distressed felt, and other mediums. We will keep the piece to a manageable size 18” x 20” or smaller. My piece is a quilt so towards the end of class I will show how you can quilt it or mount it on wood blocks.

Materials Fee $ 30 Payable to instructor at beginning of class Includes: 

Fox pattern design, precut Prepared for Dye Fabric (PFD), Fantastix for painting, white fabric for paint or ink testing. The use of teachers supplies: applique fabric prepared with iron-on interfacing, tissue paper, matte medium, stencils, rubbing plates, stamps, felt, etc. Plastic table cloths. The kit will include everything you need except the inks and paints and I will have extras on hand. If you would prefer the owl, email me please.  vindagrobison@q.com

Supplies Needed to Bring for Class:
White foam core board 30”x20”
A fine tip black marker
Paper and pencil for notes
Fabric and Paper Scissors
Painters tape
A white plastic picnic plate to mix on should you wish to mix inks or paints.. I rarely do this
Acrylic watercolor brushes if you prefer over stick applicators
If you have Tsukineko Inks, Dale Rowney Inks, High Flow Golden Acrylics, and Fabrico Markers bring them.
I might suggest a table light such as an Otte light, the rooms maybe dark for painting.

Optional items: 

You might want to wear clothes that you do not care if they get paint on them or wear an apron.
Paper towels
Kiddie wipes for cleaning your hands


Saturday - June 1

Laurie Longberry
9:00 - 4:30
Saturday - June 1

Nature Inspired Stitch and Paint


$ 150  

 

In this class, students will be taking a queue from Mother Nature and their own fabric choices. Students will be able to work on a 16” x 16 “ or smaller piece.
We will start by learning how to sew our curvy foundations. Then we will layout the designs elements that we wish to paint, followed by exploring different free motion stitching options. Finally, we will learn basic fabric painting techniques to add depth to our design elements. This class is incorporates many options for designs as well as fun little tricks to make things easier!

A sewing machine with a free motion foot and either a topstitching or a ¼” foot is a must.

We have 5 machines available to borrow if you can’t bring your own. Please contact Liz Kettle lizkettle@gmail.com to reserve your machine.
  

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

Printed instructions, paint, freezer paper, use of intense pencils and blocks, paint plates, water containers, tissues, basting spray, and marking pencils.

Supplies You Need to Bring to Class in addition to materials provided by instructor:

 5-8 fat quarters (18” x 22”) – hand dyed, tone on tone, batiks, and small to medium abstract prints all make good choices. If you wish to do a landscape, think sky, background, middle ground and foreground. One of the fat quarters will be used as binding fabric.

18”x 18” – piece of batting
18”x18” – piece of backing fabric
Rotary cutter
Cutting Mat
Quilting ruler
White, Dark and a Neutral colored thread
Colored thread to match fabrics if desired

Optional items:
Inktense pencils, or blocks
 


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

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,
 


Carol Spohn
9:00 - 4:30
Saturday - June 1

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
 


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

Designing the Abstract Painting - A Cruciform


$ 150  

 

 A typical cruciform symbol is named after the Latin word for "cross-shaped", having a simple construction of two perpendicular intersecting lines. Using this shape in an abstract painting gives us a place to start and build from. We’ll wotk with the “rule of thirds” with either a high cross or low crossing line. We’ll build out from our cruciform with simple collage and texture. The class will use Golden Fluid Acrylics and Golden High Flow paint to build their paintings with thin layers of color. Students will receive a lot of individual attention and the painting that they leave with will be truly their own expression

Supply List Needed to Bring to class: 

Stretched Canvas or panel board – at least 12” in one direction and no larger than 24” in any direction.
An assortment of brushes suitable for acrylics to include a 1” flat brush
Water container for rinsing brushes – at least 32 oz.
Paper Towels
Notebook
Apron if desired
 

$10 supply fee covers:
Fluid acrylics – 8 colors
Hi Flow Acrylics – 2 – 4 colors
All Acrylic mediums
Other tools for sharing.
 


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

Surprise Inside


$ 150  

 

Build a piece of wearable art you will reach for again and again! Create a 3-dimensional layered bib necklace using copper and torch-fired enamel. You will be amazed by the vibrant colors that you will achieve using plain white liquid enamel! You’ll unveil the mysterious secret life of the tiny bee, dragonfly, or butterfly peeking out from inside.

Materials fee $25 paid directly to instructor at beginning of class includes:
1 large & 1 small copper bib base (one patterned), sanding sponge, brass stamping, copper wire & chain, 2 long toothpicks. Use of: Tool kit (pliers, shears, bench block, hammer, files, etc.), torch firing equip (torch, tripod, screen, trivets), 533 liquid enamel, brushes, heat tool, crop-a-dial, dapping block, acrylic hammer, saw frame/blades 4/0, bench pin, Dremel/flap wheel, steel wool, clothespin half, buffer, sander.

Students should wear natural fiber clothing, closed-toe shoes, and have long hair tied back. You may wish to bring your own jeweler’s saw if you own one, an apron, and magnifying glasses or an opti-visor for close-up sawing work. 


Saturday AM

Lisa Morales
9:00 - 12:00
Saturday AM

Supplemental Papers – Creating Papers for Collage and Mixed Media


$ 85  

 

Diversify your paper choices for collage and mixed media by creating papers in colors you love and colors you don’t normally work with. Learn the fastest way to find a color range that works well together, then use 10+ different techniques to create papers that are full of color and texture. 

Materials Fee $ 10 Payable to instructor at beginning of class Includes:
General Paper
Specialty Papers
Paint
Aluminum Baking Pan
Paper Towels

Supplies Needed to Bring for Class:
Any paints you love plus some that you don’t often use. Fluid acrylics and medium body acrylics work best. I’ll have a variety for class use.
Small spray bottle with water
Large yellow sponge – Found at the dollar store in the car wash section
Scissors

Optional items:
Texture plates
Stencils
Fondant molds

  


Saturday Eve

Nicole Austin
6:30 - 9:30
Saturday Eve

Messy Abstract Minis


$ 85  

 

Let’s explore making messy, abstract backgrounds in our art journals with a variety of colors, textures, tools and art supplies! I'll help you build layers to create fun, colorful pages in your journals that can stand alone or be used as a backdrop to special words or images. I'll help you with color choices and we'll talk about contrast and balance to create harmonious compositions. These techniques can also be repeated on your other mixed media projects! You can think of your journal as a little "notebook" where we'll experiment, play and come up with unique recipes for future projects!

Materials Fee & List of what is supplied: $20

*Kit includes: Collage pack of my favorite vintage, scrapbook, patterned and textured paper, Stabilo Marks-all pencil, washi tape
*Shared use of: acrylic paint, spray ink, stencils, oil pastels, gelli plate, rollers, paint pens, brushes, stamps, mark-making tools, baby wipes

Supplies Needed to bring for Class:

*5"x7" mixed media journal (Make sure it has mixed media weight paper for best results. I highly recommend Canson or Strathmore mixed media spiral journal)

Optional items:

You’re welcome to bring your own acrylic paint, spray inks, paint pens, stencils, stamps, etc, but I will have all of these items and more to share!


Erin Keck
6:30 - 9:30
Saturday Eve

You Too Can Be A Steampunk Puppet


$ 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. 
 


Heather Kindt
6:30 - 9:30
Saturday Eve

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


Trish McKinney
6:30 - 9:30
Saturday Eve

Party on Your Paper


$ 85  

 

Who doesn’t love to have complete freedom and fun painting? Using seemingly random, deliciously colorful, and wildly patterned gel printed papers is a recipe for FUN - painting on top of them is a party on your paper! Learn the exciting process of how Trish creates “prepared surfaces” and then paints on top of them. Students will learn the concepts of negative painting, lost and found edges, and color theory all in one class! Now…who wants to party?!

Supplies to bring to class: everything will be provided - optional materials to bring: favorite brushes & stencils if you have them.

Trish will provide everything else!  Art Materials Provided & Sponsored by: Gel Press, Golden Paints, Strathmore, Ampersand, Princeton Brush Co.

Website & Video Links: 
To see more examples go to www.trishmckinney.com/preparedsurfaces
Check out Trish’s YouTube channel to see how she paints 
 
 


 


Liz Kettle
6:30 - 9:30
Saturday Eve

Acid Dye Silk Scarves


$ 85  

 

Discover quick and fun dyeing using acid dyes and silk scarf blanks. In this fun and creative dye class you will create multiple silk scarves and fabric samples. Learn some basic shibori folding and wrapping techniques to create beautiful patterns. Into the dye pot they go and there the magic happens. No experience necessary. 

Kit Fee: $30 paid to instructor at beginning of class Includes:
includes 3 silk scarves and smaller fabrics to create samples. Dye, equipment and tools. Additional scarves will be available for purchase.

Supplies to bring
just bring an experimental attitude and an apron or wear dye appropriate clothing

 

 

 


 


Saturday & Sunday

Leighanna Light
9:00 - 4:30
Saturday & Sunday

Lily's Book


$ 295  

 

In this workshop you will create this sweet sturdy book that is made entirely out of canvas & embellishments. You will learn basic bookbinding skills, and we will experiment with texture gels, gesso, plaster, molding paste & ink to create fabulous backgrounds & pages. The book starts out at approximately 5 x 7 inches, but can be much larger after we add embellishments. The canvas pages make it a hardy, durable book that can travel far & survive your most adventurous trips. We will fill it with secret compartments & pockets, perfect for your souvenirs & writing, providing a safe place to keep your writing that you may not want to share with the world. I love to show off my art journals, but I find that this sometimes prevents me from writing all that I want to say.  Now you can write your heart out & still have a gorgeous art book to show to your friends! This is an intense class with multiple steps, techniques & supplies, a lot of love & work goes into this book, but you will leave with gorgeous art book that will be treasured for years to come.

$20 kit fee paid to instructor at beginning of class includes..
Needles, waxed linen thread, fibers, cheesecloth, textured mesh, sandpaper, waxed paper, pockets, lace & ephemera, as well as use of instructors hand carved stamps, tools & other consumables.

Supplies You Must Bring to Class:
Please read the supply list NOW and collect your supplies early. You may have to order some things online, so please allow plenty of time for this. I do not sell extra supplies in class. You may not be able to complete the project in class if you do not bring what is listed on the supply list. If you have trouble finding anything, or if you have any questions, please contact me at least two week prior to class at lklight@copper.net.

-CANVAS  36 x 41 inches, unstretched, unprimed. (usually sold by the roll or yard) Dick Blick http://www.dickblick.com/items/07301-1036/It doesn’t have to be expensive canvas, but the thicker, the better. IIMPORTANT- PLEASE GESSO BOTH SIDES OF THE CANVAS BEFORE COMNG TO CLASS. Gesso the canvas yourself & do not buy the primed canvas, this makes a big difference in the way the canvas reacts to the ink. You can tear the canvas in half (36 x 20 1/2) for packing purposes, but please do not tear any smaller. I purchase my canvas at my local art supply store that sells it by the yard, but you can also find it here...http://www.dickblick.com/products/blick-no-12-heavy-weight-cotton-canvas-rolls/

-WHITE GESSO at least 6 oz.- Utrecht Artists' Acrylic Gesso, White, Medium Bodied.  www.dickblick.com
-CRAFTERS PICK, THE ULTIMATE GLUE  8 oz. bottle. http://www.crafterspick.com/ This glue is best for this project, please, no substitutes.
-ACRYLIC PAINT- A few of your favorite colors. I am in love with the these chalk paints, available online or at Michaels- Americana Decor Chalky Finish, 
http://painting-crafts.com/americana-decor-chalky-finish-paint.html?gclid=CjwKEAjwkMWgBRCJ1L_wypbX0wkSJAC3Xio2d0fg0sbiUXjwznxIBl_CuLx39-PA_sNSY7cz5nTCjxoCEdHw_wcB

-SEVERAL INEXPENSIVE BRUSHES TO APPLY PAINT & GLUE, small & medium size, & a PALETTE KNIFE
-A BOOKBINDERS AWL, a BONE FOLDER, a 12” METAL RULER,  a PENCIL with an ERASER
-an APRON, RAGS & LOTS OF SCRAP PAPER
-SEWING SCISSORS 
-FIBER PASTE http://www.dickblick.com/items/00628-1405/ 
-LACE, FABRIC, OR ANY OTHER SPECIAL MATERIAL THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO ADD TO YOUR BOOK.
-VENETIAN PLASTER  http://www.lowes.com/pd_214786-4-007.0214786.007_?PL=1&productId=3107117. I’ve only found this sold by the gallon, you will only need about 8 oz.  
OR  MOLDING PASTE http://www.dickblick.com/products/golden-molding-paste-mediums/
Please bring only one, either Venetian Plaster or molding paste, since they are very similar. The plaster is less expensive but the initial investment is higher since it is only sold by the gallon. 

OPTIONAL

-ADIRONDACK RE-INKERS DYE INK (NOT ALCOHOL INK) 2 or 3 bottles of your favorite colors. These inks have been discontinued by Ranger, but you may be able to find them online through a Google search. If you can find them, grab whatever you can, they are wonderful!
-EXTRA FIBERS & BEADS FOR THE SPINE  some are included  in your class kit, but if you would like to add your own, please bring them.
-WAXED LINEN THREAD  I provide a neutral color in your kit, if you’d like another color, please bring it. 
-ANY OTHER ACRYLIC TEXTURE GELS THAT YOU LOVE Golden makes a wide variety of texture mediums, including micaceous oxide, pumice & tar gel.
-A CRAFT HEAT GUN From a craft store, not an industrial type heat gun from a hardware store. This is optional, but very useful for this class.
-STENCILS & RUBBER STAMPS I bring plenty to share, but feel free to bring your favorites.





 


Kristen Penrod
9:00 - 4:30
Saturday & Sunday

2nd Star to the Right


$ 295  

 

“Up Up and Away!” Admit one into Neverland! Each student will learn quickly how to transform toys, found objects, and a main character into their own personal imaginary Neverland. Each Neverland will look totally different than the other. Learn how to combine all these different objects to look like one cohesive balanced work of art. Get equated with my specific process with primers and washes of acrylics that create depth. Train your brain to think more creatively for your piece, with your title, your story….and create something magical. You will receive: detailed pre-class and class packet, main character, wings, access to my paints and unique supplies not found at hobby lobby or Michaels…I’ll be bringing Precut toys, found objects, prizes, and goodie bags to make sure your work comes out spectacular. Please come and join me on this trip and enjoy the ride. What? Not sure? Go to my website:


Supplies to bring to class:
Golden Fluid Acrylics: Quinacridone Nickel Azo gold, Van Dyke Brown, Dioxazine Purple, Permanent Violet Dark, and Anthraquinone Blue are some favorite colors….
Gesso – Black and White
Apoxy Sculpt – ¼ lb. or more
Unique Small Found Objects – think tiny! (see pre-class packet)
Brushes: a few new detail brushes (1” flat, liner, filbert) and a two inexpensive 1” hog Bristle brushes from home depot
Precut wood from Michaels (approximately 6” X 12”) if your substrate is not a toy (see pre-class packet)
(optional) Used toys that move, characters, enclosures (see pre-class packet)

Class Supply Fee: $30.00 Includes:
Detailed Pre-class and class packet, access to all paint, palette, textures, precut and preselected toys, found objects, character, wings, glues, etc.
 


Sunday - June 2

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

Simply Stunning Faces


$ 150  

 

In this workshop, we’ll get down to basics on how to create quick, easy, yet stunning portraits in your art journal. I’ll show you how to create a simple background that will be the backdrop to your gorgeous portrait. We’ll create several faces using a variety of techniques that will be sure to make you LOVE creating faces--something we often shy away from! I’ll show you how I build up layers that are revealed and hidden in the portrait and how to tie the background together with the face. We'll also add some textures with stamps and texture tools to give your face character. Finally, we’ll embellish our faces with collage and words that are close to our hearts AND we’ll bring these beauties to life with simple shading and highlighting techniques.

Materials Fee & List of what is supplied: $20

*Kit includes: Collage pack of my favorite vintage, scrapbook, patterned and textured paper, Stabilo marks-all pencil
*Shared use of materials: acrylic paint, spray ink, oil pastels, oil paintsticks, texture tools, stamps, stencils, collage & tissue paper

Supplies Needed to bring for Class:
*Art Journal (I prefer a Canson XL mixed media or Strathmore mixed media journal in a 9"x12" or larger plus a smaller 5"x7")
*Shiva Oil Paintsticks (Titanium White and Yellow Ochre)
*Glue stick

Optional items:

You can also bring your own acrylic paint, spray inks, paint pens, stencils, stamps, etc, but I will have all of these items and more to share!


Ruth Chandler
9:00 - 4:30
Sunday - June 2

Ruth's Favorite Apron


$ 150  

 

Everyone wants and needs a great apron to use while making art or in the kitchen, right? This is the perfect apron for either need! I love the style because it has no ties. In this class you will learn how to sew French seams, patch pockets, and sew curves that will lay flat. You will love this apron so much that you will want to make several! Make one to compliment your kitchen, one to paint in, and one to give to your best friend. 
I have made this apron in a duck print, heavy Japanese cotton, and a canvas for painting with. They are all beautiful and I love them all. 

Supplies You Need to Bring to Class
Hepworth Apron pattern By Jenni Smith JS1701 (can be found on Amazon, I bought mine at a local fabric store)
Fabric : as specified on back of pattern
Matching thread
Machine in good working order including cord, foot pedal, and instruction book
Size 70-90 needle depending on the weight of your fabric
Scissors, measuring tape, pins, and of course chocolate!
 


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

Steampunk Pendulum Clock


$ 150  

 

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

 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)  !!!!!


Trish McKinney
9:00 - 4:30
Sunday - June 2

Nature’s Palette


$ 150  

 

Discover the wonder and beauty of Nature’s Palette through playful experimentation with paint, texture, and patterns. My Nature’s Palette paintings have evolved over the years, as most series should. Students will benefit from this evolution and learn some of my newest techniques on how I create texture and pattern in my backgrounds as well as how I choose my colors. They will experience the beauty of Nature’s Palette by implementing nature into pours of acrylic ink-like paint, playing with mixed media techniques to simulate natural texture, and organic stencils to simulate patterns. Imagine - leaves, grass, twigs, plants, all creatively combined with stencils, mark-making, and stamping to design a painting - with no drawing! Now how much fun does that sound?! Bring your imagination, your sense of adventure and leave your inhibitions at the door for we are going to shake things up!

Supplies to bring to class: everything will be provided!

optional materials to bring: favorite brushes, mark-making tools, palette knife, & stencils (only, if you have them) 

Art Materials Provided & Sponsored by: Golden, Ampersand, Princeton Brush Co. 
Trish will bring 22x30 sheets of Arches 140lb. hot press watercolor paper for student’s to purchase during class if they work quickly and need more paper than what will be provided.

Based upon the artist’s Nature’s Palette Collection: www.trishmckinney.com/naturespalette

 


Lisa Morales
9:00 - 4:30
Sunday - June 2

Deli Paper Backgrounds for Mixed Media


$ 150  

 

Learn how to create interesting backgrounds for your mixed media projects using printed deli paper. The transparency of deli paper make it ideal for mid- level layering, allowing what is underneath to show through while also being a surface to place additional layers. A small collage using painted papers will finish the project.

Materials Fee $10 Payable to instructor at beginning of class Includes:
Hand Painted and Specialty Paper
Printed Deli Paper
Adhesive
Full-Size Pattern
Wax Paper
6X8 Canvas Panel
Ink and Paint

Supplies Needed to Bring for Class:

*Brush for applying background color – I like to use a 1.5” flat brush
*Flat brush for adhesive – ½ inch - the inexpensive, disposable, synthetic bristle kind
1 or 2 light medium body paints for background – think soft colors like milky white or a soft yellow or lavender
*Apron or cover up
*Container for water
*Paper Towels
*Baby wipes – small travel size
*Ballpoint pen

Optional items:
Postage stamps
Rubber stamps
Texture Plates
 


Jacqueline Sullivan
9:00 - 4:30
Sunday - June 2

Transparent Collage


$ 150  

 

 Students in this class will make their own collage papers with tissue and paints and textures. They will learn about color theory and building collages with acrylic mediums. The different types and uses for various acrylic mediums will be discussed. Adding imagery to your collages as well as the layout and design of a good collage will also be an integral part of the class.

Supply List Needed to Bring to class: 

 Paint brush - 1" that is good for acrylics
 Water Container – 16 to 32oz size; plastic
 Box of tall kitchen garbage bags (must have at least 10 bags)
12” x !2” or 11” x 14” canvas
 Misc collage elements, images, etc. 

$20 supply fee covers:
 Spectra Art Tissue
Acrylic Paints and mediums
Various other supplies to share.
 


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

Eye of the Beholder


$ 150  

 

In “Eye of the Beholder,” you will create a beautiful one-of-a-kind torch-fired enameled pendant necklace. You will discover the magic of crackle-effect enamels in creating your domed enameled cabochon focal piece which will be tab set in a nickel silver hand-crafted backplate. Some sawing skills would be helpful, but not necessary. Several sized pendants will be offered.

Skill level – Adventurous beginners to skilled jewelry artists
Students will learn:
How to build an enameled pendant necklace
How to saw and texturize a backplate
How to create a tabbed setting for an enameled cabochon
How to solder a tube bail
How to dome a copper disk for enameling
How to torch fire an enameled cabochon
How to use crackle enamel to create a unique “webbing” effect
 

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

Students should wear natural fiber clothing, closed-toe shoes, and have long hair tied back. You may wish to bring your own jeweler’s saw if you own one, an apron, and magnifying glasses or an opti-visor for close-up sawing work.