Colorado Springs 2021 Art and Soul Workshops

Workshop Details

Monday October 18

Trish McKinney
9:00 - 4:30
Monday October 18

Creative Awakenings


$ 170  

 

Awake your creative spirit and feed your soul within in this creativity workshop exploring artistic play through creative, spiritual, inspiration. Students will learn the process of altered books, art journaling, & the power of words by repurposing a children’s book. We will experiment and play with several mixed media techniques - acrylic paints, collaging, stamping, ink pens, stencils, and much more. Nurture your creative spirit in a relaxed atmosphere of refreshment, refinement, and rejuvenation by giving your imagination permission to play! No art, drawing, or painting experience necessary to enjoy this class – only a willingness to say – “what if?.
 

Materials Fee $20 paid at beginning of class includes:

everything needed to take this class – altered books, inspirational materials, ephemra, & more!
Trish will provide GOLDEN paints, matte medium, gesso, brushes, stencils, stamps, creative ephemra, & inspiration!  

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

favorite mark-making tools, various ephemra – words, quotes, old journal pages, photos, etc… - whatever inspires you! 
 


Ruth Chandler
9:00 - 4:30
Monday October 18

Boro Deconstructed Collage (The Art of Tattered Rags)


$ 165  

 

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 Originally made from hemp the farmers were gradually able to get their hands on bits of cotton and finally silk.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
 


Leighanna Light
9:00 - 4:30
Monday October 18

Birds Gone Wild


$ 175  

 

Not quite sure what to do with the mounds of junk....oops...I mean, treasures that have been accumulating in your studio?  Have you been afraid to use that vintage tin, saving it for the “perfect” project?  Well dig it all up & bring it to this class, where we will create the wackiest flock of birds you’ve ever seen!
Add to your cold connecting, assemblage & composition skills, but most of all, learn how to let go of perfection, let loose & have a blast!  You will leave with at least 3 totally unique, one of a kind birds. (the birds that you make in class can be any size, depending on the metal that you bring. Most are 8” x 5”
 

$15 supply fee paid to instructor at beginning of class includes

 bird templates, sandpaper, some found objects, wire to hang birds, nuts, bolts & use of all tools and consumables. 

I will be bringing a few extra hammers, bench blocks, clamps, metal punches if you don’t mind sharing.
 

Supply List needed to bring

Please read the supply list NOW and collect your supplies early. You may have to
order some things online, especially tin, 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.
-A GOOD PAIR OF TIN SNIPS
These are my favorite for cutting thinner metal
https://www.bsueboutiques.com/product-p/tool07900.htm
-SCISSORS for cutting paper
-PLIERS, A PENCIL & A SHARPIE
-CRAFT WIRE, Black or neutral color, around 22 gauge
-GLOVES to protect your hands from sharp metal
-A SMALL BALL PEEN HAMMER
-METAL JEWELERS BENCH BLOCK, OR SOMETHING TO HAMMER ON.
-VINTAGE TINS- in a variety of colors & textures. Size depends on how large
you want your bird to be.... we will be cutting these up. Most of my birds that
you see in the sample photos are 8 x 5”. In addition to your other tin, please
bring at least 3 flat pieces of tin at least 7x12” to be used for the body of your
bird. The best place to find tin is from a thrift/ antique store, or on E-bay, so
start looking early. Thinner metal is easier it is to work with.
-STUFF! Buttons, beads, metal scraps, charms, rulers, lace, game pieces,
fibers are just a few examples. Think about objects to use for legs, wings,
eyes, or hats, as well as objects to decorate your new winged friend with.
OPTIONAL
-A CROP-A-DILE or METAL PUNCH- if you have one (if you don’t know
what this is, don’t buy one)
-EAR PLUGS- if it’s a large class, it can get quite loud!
I will be bringing a few extra hammers, bench blocks, clamps, metal punches if
you don’t mind sharing.


Jacqueline Sullivan
9:00 - 4:30
Monday October 18

From Chaos to Finished


$ 170  

 

Every painting, especially abstracts, evolves as we work with it. Some people say that there are three stages that every painting goes through, the beginning, middle and end. For this class, we will start painting quickly and abstractly and without a plan, while trying not to think too much. This should result in total chaos on our substrates. Moving on to stage two, we’ll start moving slower. We’ll think more and do some analysis of what we have done. We’ll choose what to keep and what to paint over. At this point, we’ll start thinking about composition and other design elements. And, hopefully by the end of the day, we’ll move into stage three and complete the painting. Students will learn about refining their ideas, letting go of frustration and judgement. We’ll talk about how to make the final decisions about what to keep and what to let go.

Supplies Needed to Bring to Class:

 Brushes – 1” flat brush, I prefer Golden Taklon Fiber. Please no wash brushes
Water container – 16 to 32 oz plastic for rinsing brushes
 Palette Pad or Styrofoam plates for palettes or heavy duty water proof paper plates
 Small bottle of gesso
Small bottle of fluid matte medium (or gloss if you prefer)
Any stencils that you might have (some will be provided)
Paper towels


$15 Materials Fee Paid to Instructor at Beginning of Class Includes:

Ampersand Gesso Boards to work on
 Fluid Acrylic Paints to share
 Stamps and stencils to share
 Other misc. media and tools.
 Hand outs
 Single Edged Razor Blades


 


Lisa Bebi
9:00 - 4:30
Monday October 18

Snapshot Paintover


$ 170  

 

 Create own personal masterpieces of your family/loved one using your own black and white photocopies. Lisa will instruct how to colorize an effective piece on photocopy paper and how to seamlessly adhere the finished piece to canvas. Anyone can do it! Lisa is a published and Certified Golden Artist Educator and will be teaching techniques with Golden products. Her personal works include a huge variety of whimsical and fun paintings featuring family members.

$45 Materials fee paid to instructor at beginning of class includes:
All materials will be provided including images, supports, paints, brushes, mediums, varnishes


Optional: You may bring your own paint kit of brushes, gloves, apron, watercan and paper towels if you don't want to share for safety or other reasons. Image are provided but feel free to bring your favorites as long as they fit on an 8" x 10" surface.


Monday Eve Oct 18

Ruth Chandler
6:30 - 9:30
Monday Eve Oct 18

Boro Needle Case


$ 95  

 

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

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

 



 


Monday Eve & Tuesday Eve Oct 18/19

Jacqueline Sullivan
6:30 - 9:30
Monday Eve & Tuesday Eve Oct 18/19

Acrylic Textures ll


$ 170  

 

This class will also be about building a painting layer by layer. But these layers will be different. We will concentrate on "unusual textures" - those that cannot be bought at the art supply store. Let's get creative and think about what type of texture can we make from things around us! Coffeee, tea, sawdust, and more! Jacqueline will use her knowledge gained in her training as a Certified Artist Educator for Golden paints to help students develop an understanding of how to make many different acrylic mediums work better for them in their art work. Design qualities of an Abstract Painting is an integral part of the class. Color theory and design is part of any class that Jacqueline teaches in abstract art. Each student will receive extensive handouts with instructions and color photos for the various techniques that are covered in the class. Students will receive individual attention from the instructor, guaranteeing that their painting is a unique work of art.

Kit or Materials Fee – $10 paid to instructor at beginning of class includes items to share:

Fluid Acrylic Paints
Various glues, mediums, pastes and grounds
Lots of texture stuff
Tissue Paper
Extensive handouts
Plates for palettes
Stencils and many other tools to share

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

 


 


Monday Eve & Tuesday Oct 18/19

Carol Nelson
6:30 - 9:30 & 9:00 - 4:30
Monday Eve & Tuesday Oct 18/19

The Paper Landscape


$ 265  

 

Time to put on your Collage Hat and get STICKY!! The Paper Landscape is my fancy name for an abstract landscape collage made from papers, many of which are created by you, the artist. We will make a variety of textured papers to use in our landscape paintings. These could be Tyvek, marbled paper, multi-layer monoprints, textured paper, embossed foils, and more. 
Using the papers we have made, let me show you how my "sandwich technique" makes composition so easy and takes the FEAR FACTOR out of creating. You will be amazed at how quickly a painting with beautiful colors and textures can come together with spectacular results.
 
 
Materials Fee  $20 paid at beginning of class includes:
Tyvek 
Red rosin paper, butcher paper, deli paper, patterned papers, metallic 
papers, other specialty papers
Golden metallic paints
Texture compounds
Use of stencils, embossing folders
     
     Supply list for students to bring:

Golden Fluid Acrylic Paints - My 5 "must have" colors are:
Titanium White, Quinacridone Nickel Azo Gold, Quinacridone Magenta
Turquoise (Phthalo), and Carbon Black. The 1 oz size bottle will last you a long time.

Gel medium, soft or regular, gloss

Foam plates - about 10

Shaving cream aerosol can (not gel)

HEAVY DUTY aluminum foil

Substrates: cradled wood panels preferred, but stretched canvas or canvas boards are OK. Home Depot has 1/4 inch MDF (Medium Density Fiberboard) available in 2x4 foot sheets that they will cut for you at no charge.
Two sizes of substrates will be used. One 10x10, OR 8x10. One larger panel 10x20, 8x24, OR 12x24. If you arrive at the workshop by flying in, check that your luggage will accomm odate a 24 inch panel. Unprimed wood panels should be primed with gesso before class.
Unprimed wood panels should be primed with gesso before class. I said it twice for emphasis.


Any collage ephemera (old paperback books, maps, foreign language printed material, failed w/c paintings, and stencils you may have (optional).

Short handled nylon brushes suitable for acrylic and w/c. I use a ¾ inch flat, a #6 round, and a small detail brush.

The usual stuff - 32 oz. water container, palette knives, paper towels, scissors, palette, brayer, squeegee from the $ store, spray water bottle, hair dryer (optional), spray alcohol bottle (optional), textured foil lids found on Dannon Light and Fit yogurt (optional).

IMPORTANT: Please double check the supply list to make sure you have all the items on the list.
   

 

 

 

 




 


   


Monday & Tuesday Oct 18/19

Judy Hudson
9:00 - 4:30
Monday & Tuesday Oct 18/19

Sensational 3D Silk and More!


$ 340  

 

Color and texture are my thing! I’m going to show you how to create stunning, eye-catching artwork that will drop jaws! And you won’t have to break your budget to do it. In my class, you will create THREE canvases with three different techniques. To break it down, you will learn:
1. How to apply silk to a canvas.
2. How to create ‘folds, hills, and valleys’ using two different sculpting mixtures.
3. How to create texture with both purchased and found materials.
4. How to create flowers with clay.
5. Color, my way!
6. How to create layers of color
7. Adding color to 3D objects
8. Applying bling
9. Varnish and Sealing
 

Kit or Materials Fee – $25  paid to instructor at beginning of class includes 

The shared use of Colourarte Primary Elements
Assorted paints to share
Hair dryers/heat guns
Toilet paper
Flour
Gesso
Baggies and latex gloves
Lots of textural items to share
*I will have silk available for purchase; in case you forget yours.
** I will have Colourarte Primary Elements available for purchase, if you enjoy using them.

Supplies to Bring to class

Silk- this could be a piece of recycled silk, such as a scarf or a piece of clothing that has been cut up. (Pattern and color do not matter as we will be using gesso and paint over the fabric.)
8 oz package of Creative Paper Clay
10 x 20 inch canvas, preferably gallery-wrapped and 1.5 inch deep
(2) 8 x 8 inch canvases
Paints- I use liquid watercolors, acrylic inks, fluid and soft bodied acrylics, and dry pigments. I prefer (and will teach using) metallic and iridescent paints. Use/bring what you have!
16 oz jar of Golden Light Molding Paste (it MUST be light and it can be Golden OR Liquitex)
8 oz jar of Golden Crackle Paste (I think this is the smallest size, but once you use it, you are gonna LOVE it!)
Brushes, spray bottle for water, water container, palette knives, paper towels and/or wet wipes, plastic placemat.
*if you like stones, rocks, crystals, beads, etc – you might want to bring a few to include in your pieces. The same goes for specific textures.

  

  
 

 


 


Anni Schwabe
9:00 - 4:30
Monday & Tuesday Oct 18/19

Mindful Offerings


$ 330  

 

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

We will learn to make 3-D items out of plaster wrap. In my samples, a moon, a leaf, a boat, a platter, a medallion, a door that opens and other elements are all 3-D items we will make in this class. Day two will consist of adhering our elements onto the cured panels, painting/staining and arranging panels into a wall hanging.

We all need to become more ‘mindful’ when it comes to the environment that naturally surrounds us. I have devoted over twenty-five years (and counting) to conservation and it is with this mindset that I created this class.
Bring your own mindful ideas but leave your carbon footprint at home.
 

Supply Fee- $20 payable to instructor at beginning of class includes:
Mold making supplies, hemp and other fibers, dowel rods, beads, thread, hole punch, eyelets/tools, paint, tea bags, extra of everything.

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

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

 

 


Donna Watson
9:00 - 4:30
Monday & Tuesday Oct 18/19

Wabi Sabi, Boro and Collage


$ 340  

 

Come join the Zen of creativity for 2 days!
Wabi Sabi is a Japanese aesthetic. This Japanese aesthetic is a beauty of things imperfect, incomplete and impermanent… rustic, earthy, simple, textured, and organic. Boro is a Japanese word meaning “tattered rags” and is used to describe patched clothing and bedding. Boro embodies the Japanese aesthetic of wabi sabi. In this workshop, we will re-create this Boro effect using Japanese washi papers instead of fabric. Following demonstrations and techniques, participants will make their own collage papers in the tradition of boro, using paint, rubber stamps, stamping tools, and stencils. On the second day, the artist will learn basic compositions and design elements and principles based on Zen tenets like balance and harmony. Artists will create a number of collages based on boro and wabi sabi elements. They will return home feeling blessed by Buddha. 
  

INSTRUCTOR WILL HAVE PACKETS OF JAPANESE WASHI PAPERS AVAILABLE FOR  $15.00…as most of these washi papers will be difficult to find

Supply list to bring to class:Paint: acrylics- tubes - black, white and 4+ colors of your choice (fluid acrylics do not work well with these techniques)
Brushes: one cheap flat brush for gluing
Matte medium: small jar Acrylic Matte Medium for gluing
Spray water bottles (1): filled with water
Brayer: Two- 2”- 3 rubber brayers (soft is best… not hard and not sponge)
Gelli - Gel printing plate: 8”x10”
White plastic trash bags - 1-2 - large to dry papers on
Surfaces for collage: must be white or off white — anything is welcome
suggestions: journal pages, watercolor paper, illustration board, can-vas or cradled wood… ALL 10”x10” or smaller (8”x8” or 8”x10”). Bring 4-6 of these for collages
I highly recommend that if canvas or wood supports are used, they be painted with white gesso before the workshop

Water container, palette (can be paper palette pad or paper plates),
paper towels
Gloves - rubber disposable ones
Scissors

Optional: rubber stamps with stamp pads, stencils, stamping tools, found papers, other washi papers
 

  


Tuesday Oct 19

Jacqueline Sullivan
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday Oct 19

On the Horizon


$ 170  

 

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

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

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

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

Student should bring:

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


Lisa Bebi
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday Oct 19

Wax On-Wax Off


$ 170  

 

Join Lisa Bebi in a full day workshop creating fun, non toxic and no fume “encaustic” mixed media art without wax. In this workshop you will learn recipes for creating the look of paraffin, beeswax and colored wax painting. We will create three works of art on boards using each style.

Kit fee of $55 includes:

everything needed for the workshop, (3) 8” x 10” wood panels, paints, all mediums, all tools, photocopied images, pens, collage materials, burnishers and stencils.

Optional: you can bring your own images, paper elements. And if you feel more comfortable using your own tools you can bring brushes, palette, watercan, apron, gloves and paper towels
No experience necessary
 


Tuesday Eve & Wednesday Eve Oct 19/20

Ruth Chandler
4:30 - 6:30
Tuesday Eve & Wednesday Eve Oct 19/20

Modern Hand Stitching


$ 165  

 

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.
 

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Tuesday Eve & Wednesday Oct 19/20

Helen Shafer Garcia
6:30 - 9:30 & 9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday Eve & Wednesday Oct 19/20

Watermedia Riverside Painting


$ 225  

 

Imagine the concept of the ecology of a river created by your vision. This concept derived from my countless hours hiking, viewing the ecology signage on many trail heads. The grid design gives a direction for a narrative sign indicating wildlife that you might see on the trail. 
To start out, you’ll design and carve a stamp of a tree. Everyone will share their stamped image for the shoreline of the painting, creating a shared forest of trees and reflections. 
We’ll work on a 1/2 sheet hot pressed watercolor paper to create a dynamic painting.
You’ll learn how to draw and paint the fauna of a river using reference photos that I’ll provide. We’ll also work with gesso layers to bring back lighter values and beautiful transparencies on shapes. All of these methods will give you a greater understanding of watermedia approaches and the bonus of carving your own stamp!  

$15 kit fee paid to instuctor at beginning of classincludes
hot pressed Watercolor paper, print blocks, printing inks, gesso 
I will provide brayers, carving tools, Plant and animal images, brushes and other tools to use while we work. 


Supply list to bring to class:
Apron
Brushes: at least 2 watercolor brushes. #14 or #12
medium round acrylic brush
Watercolors: pan or personal palette (a Prang set will work or tube watercolors in a palette) Pigments: Suggested professional grade paint palette. Do the best you can with purchases on new paints according to your budget. A Pan palette will also work. Avoid the round palettes- they are usually too opaque.
Watercolor brands: Prang (non washable), Winsor Newton.
Daniel Smith, M. Graham, Winsor Newton, Di Vinci, Holbein.
Lemon yellow
Cadmium Yellow light
Quinacridone Red
Quinacridone Rose or Permanent Rose Quinacridone Gold
Quinacridone Burnt Sienna or Burnt Sienna Sap Green
Phthalo Green
Ultramarine Blue or French Ultramarine Cobalt Blue
Phthalo Blue
Cobalt Turquoise light
Carbazole or Dioxazine Violet
Indigo
Water container
#2b pencil
Paper towels

www.helenshafergarcia.com
www.agavelatte.blogspot.com  


Tuesday & Wednesday Oct 19/20

Leighanna Light
9:00 - 4:30 & 6:30 - 9:30
Tuesday & Wednesday Oct 19/20

Peeties Book


$ 360  

 

With the intention of focusing on gratitude, I spent a good part of 2020 creating special handmade books to honor the important places, people and memories that have been a such an important part of my life.

I would love to teach you how to create this lovely keepsake, a substantial canvas book, using a theme that is close to your heart.

During this 2 day workshop I will teach you how to create stunning metal transfers and how to connect your transfers to pages without using glue. You will learn several simple bookbinding skills while creating a book out of painted and collaged canvas. Also I will share with you my favorite collage and surface design techniques using gesso, ink & paint to create beautiful textures, colors and surfaces.

Your final book will be approximately 7 1/2 x 61/2 with at least 6 metal transfers and 20 writing surfaces.

I look forward to sharing this process with you, I hope you can join us! 

Materials Fee $30 paid at beginning of class includes:

TIN, 6 pieces of tin for your transfers
NEEDLE for sewing book.
WAX LINEN for sewing the book, neutral color
EPHEMERA for collage
CHEESECLOTH
SANDPAPER
WAX PAPER
AND A FEW HANDMADE GOODIES!

II will also have patina, extra paint, Adirondack dye re-inkers, masking tape, stencils, heat guns and heavier glue available for everyone in class.
 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:
Please read the supply list now and collect your supplies early. You may have to order some things online, please allow plenty of time for this. I ask that you bring these exact supplies to class because I have tested them and know they will work for this specific project. I will never ask you to bring something that we won’t use in class. If you have trouble finding anything, or if you have any questions, please contact me at least one week prior to class at lklight@copper.net.

LIQUIDS
-WHITE GESSO, at least 10 oz.
Utrecht Artists' Acrylic Gesso or Liquitex work best, the thicker the better.
https://www.dickblick.com/items/utrecht-artists-acrylic-gesso-medium-bodied-white-pint/
Please bring at least 4 oz. to class after applying gesso to your canvas.

-PVA GLUE, 6 oz.
https://www.dickblick.com/items/lineco-polyvinyl-acetate-8-oz/

-ACRYLIC PAINT OR INK, 3 or 4 of your favorite colors

-LIQUID MATTE MEDIUM, 4 OZ.
https://www.dickblick.com/items/liquitex-acrylic-medium-matte-4-oz-bottle/

TOOLS
-A BOOKBINDING AWL
https://www.dickblick.com/items/lineco-awl-wood-heavy-duty/
-A BONE FOLDER if you have one, if not, the end of a pair of scissors will work.
-SEWING SCISSORS
SPECIALTY
-UNPRIMED COTTON CANVAS, ROLLED, 10 or 12 oz., 1 YARD
https://www.dickblick.com/items/blick-unprimed-cotton-canvas-by-the-yard-12-oz-48/
***You will need to tear this into 2 pieces, 15” x 36” and 15” x 15”.
***You will also need to cover both sides of each piece with a thin coat of gesso and please have this done and dry before the beginning of class. You will have some canvas leftover.
-WAXED LINEN THREAD
https://www.dickblick.com/items/books-by-hand-waxed-linen-thread-neutral-pack-20-yard-spools-pkg-of-3/
1 roll is fine if you can find it.
-10 PHOTOS AND A THEME FOR YOUR BOOK.
Please choose a theme for your book. It can be based on a person, place, pet, experience, just about anything. Then gather10 of your favorite photos representing your theme. They should be high in contrast, a variety of sizes 4 x 6 and smaller and printed on a laser printer on inexpensive plain copy paper. It is very important to use cheap plain copy paper. If you bring it to a copy store to have it printed, bring your own paper. They often print on fancy slick paper that will not work for this process. 6 of these will be used for your metal transfers

-EPHEMERA paper
Paper should be thinner than card stock
Sewing pattern paper, old book pages, old letters, journal pages, cheesecloth and ledger pages will all work well.
https://www.etsy.com/shop/BeachFleaMarket?section_id=8157436

MISC.

-SCRAP PAPER, An old magazine, copy paper or junk mail where you can catch excess paint and glue.

-A 12’ RULER
-A PENCIL AND AND ERASER
-A CUP FOR PAINT WATER
-AN APRON, & a few RAGS
-PAINT BRUSHES, LARGE, 1-2 INCHES WIDE
OPTIONAL

-RANGER ADIRONDACK DYE RE-INKERS, (NOT ALCOHOL INK) ONE OR TWO bottles of your favorite earth tone colors. These inks have been discontinued by Ranger, but you might still be able to find some at your local stamp store or online. Please bring them if you have some.
-EUROPUNCH PLIER, LONGNECK HOLE PUNCH, ROUND,- 1.5MM
https://www.rings-things.com/Products/Drills-Bits-and-Hole-Punches/EURO-TOOL-Long-Neck-Hole-Punch-Round-1-5mm-hole.html
OR you can use a METAL PUNCH if you have one. If you choose to bring a metal punch please install the smallest bit. I will have several to share in class.
-STENCILS, 2 or 3 of your favorites, I will have plenty to share.
https://www.stencilgirlproducts.com/

-A CRAFT HEAT GUN
-SARI RIBBON & BEADS for the spine of your book.
https://www.etsy.com/shop/BeachFleaMarket?section_id=8157436

-BLACK INK THAI ULTRALITE GOSSAMER MULBERRY PAPER
https://www.dickblick.com/items/black-ink-thai-ultralite-gossamer-mulberry-paper-21-x-30-natural-25-gsm/
Not essential, but I love using this paper in this process.
 

 


 


Wednesday Oct 20

Trish McKinney
9:00 - 4:30
Wednesday Oct 20

You Should Be Gellin’ –Experimental Monoprinting & Creating A Gellin’ Journal


$ 170  

 

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 the all the time go?!” – always an indication of pure, unadulterated, creative play!  

Check the link for a You Tube video of the class

 Supplies to bring to class: 

Brayer, Awl, Bone Folder, Scissors, Needle, Book-binding Thread (any waxed linen or cotton thread in your favorite color), Straight edge/T-square, Self-healing Mat, Xacto knife. NOTE: Students may want to use a blow dryer to help speed up drying if electrical outlets permit. Trish will also bring some extra of these items to share if needed.  

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

Trish will provide everything else needed to take this class – Gel Press Plates, GOLDEN Paints – Open Acrylics & Fluid Acrylics, Gesso, & Matte Medium, Strathmore Watercolor Paper, Brushes, StencilGirl Stencils, Reference Photos, Handouts, & more 


Jacqueline Sullivan
9:00 - 4:30
Wednesday Oct 20

Resists in Acrylic Abstract Painting


$ 170  

 

Acrylic Gessoes and mediums - originally designed for other uses, can be wonderful starts to an acrylic painting when you use their resist properties. In this process class, you will use these mediums to do make textures, stencil and stamp and to "age" your collages and more. This class will explore many aspects of acrylic mediums. Techniques learned in this class are great for paintings, altered books, book covers and collage papers. As time allows, students can build a painting or a small collage. Everyone will leave with a small portfolio of papers - ready for the next project!

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

All paints and mediums
Tools, stamps and stencils to share

Student should bring:

 Strathmore 300 watercolor paper tablet 9” x 12”
1” flat paint brush suitable for acrylics I like Golden Taklon brushes like Simply Simmons brushes
Any foam stamps or stencils that you might want to use (there will be many to share)
Water container for rinsing brushes
Styrofoam plate for palette
Paper Towels


Lisa Bebi
9:00 - 4:30
Wednesday Oct 20

Pet Portraits


$ 170  

 

 

 

Bring your own black and white photocopied image(s) of your pet or favorite animal to fit an 8” x 10” support and learn the “paintover technique” from Lisa Bebi in this full day workshop. You may also want to add collage elements to deck out your pet.

Kit fee of $45 to instructor includes:
everything you need, you can even use my animals images if you don’t have your own. Included are supports, paints, medium, use of brushes, scissors, markers, paper elements

Optional: bring your own black and white images on copy paper (images), paper elements, and if your rather not share: your own brushes, palette, watercan and paper towels

 


Anni Schwabe
9:00 - 4:30
Wednesday Oct 20

India Ink Narrative


$ 170  

 

We will begin by making a gatefold book with closures. Using India Ink liquid and pens, we will create our own mark-making narrative onto two 72” x 3” strips. These strips will be attached into the gatefold side by side and will pull open in either direction when the book is unlocked.
This versatile, permanent ink will be used to pour, drip, spatter, doodle on and even etch into. In this class we will also be making our own Chops to stamp in red as our personal signatures.
 

Supply Fee- $30 payable to instructor at beginning of class includes:
Bottles of India inks in many colors, gatefold book substrate, book closures, watercolor paper, Chop making supplies/red ink, crackle paint, rice paper, bamboo sticks, dip pens, oil pastels, extras

Please bring to class:
Water spray bottle, tacky glue, a sharp stylus or awl, one black Pit India ink pen (more if you have them), white gel pen, soft paint brushes: flat 1”, flat ½ “, medium to large round watercolor, and any others you want, a dip pen if you have one, paper towels, water cups
Optional: Apron
 

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


Judy Hudson
9:00 - 4:30
Wednesday Oct 20

Fantastical Flowers on Canvas


$ 240  

 

You will be creating an abstracted 3D floral design on canvas, using techniques that are low-stress and always successful! One of my most-used phrases is, “There is no wrong!” You will be encouraged to create in your own unique style, in a relaxed, no-pressure setting.
We will do our creating this day, forming the parts of our flowers from clay and while they dry, work on the background of our canvas. I will show you how to create your own texture pastes from items found around the house. I will also show you how to create a paper paste that will allow you to form extremely textural canvases. We will apply these and other objects of your choice to the canvas.
Then  we add color and bling! We’ll paint our flower parts and assemble them. If you like a lot of shine, you will be able to add gilding flakes for a metallic glow. There will be other ‘shiny things’ available too. We will add paint to your canvas, creating a uniquely blended effect with water and pigments. When our flowers and canvas are both dry and ready, we will put them together and add any finishing touches, as well as a coat of varnish to seal and protect
 

Materials Fee $35 paid at beginning of class includes:

The shared use of all paints, specifically Colourarte, Golden, Daler Rowney
The shared use of ‘oooh shiny’ stuff and bling
The shared use of additives for texture
Odds and ends…
 

Students Need to Bring to Class

A selection of metallic paints (DecoArt is inexpensive and great for this)
16oz package of Creative Paperclay
11”x14” canvas
16oz jar or Golden or Liquitex Light Molding Paste (it MUST be light)
8 oz jar of Liquitex Gloss Varnish
E6000 adhesive
Various size brushes
spray bottle for water
water container
paper towels and/or wet wipes
palette
palette knife (used to spread texture paste)
Optional Items – crystals, beads, etc…, if you would like to use them in your piece

Email: judy@judyhudsonart.com
Website: www.judyhudsonart.com
 


Wednesday Eve Oct 20

Clarissa Callesen
6:30 - 9:30
Wednesday Eve Oct 20

Cabinet Card Reinvented


$ 95  

 

Most of us own one or two or (maybe 20) of those beautiful cabinet cards photos of unknown people from the past. I don’t know about you but I have been hoarding those “precious” photos waiting for just the right project. How about now for that project? Let bring those photos into this century. Using acrylic paints, gesso, walnut ink, and gold leaf we will embellish and reinvent those lovely people. We will be exploring how to alter an image while still honoring its original content. Using gesso as more than just a canvas preparation. Working with shapes and templates to create new compositions, and an introduction to the magic of gold leafing. You will leave class with at least one reinvented cabinet card relative. As an instructor, I embrace a light-hearted experimental attitude towards creativity that supports your individual vision.

Materials Fee $15 paid at beginning of class includes:

Gesso
Metal leaf
Adhesive
Walnut ink
Stabilio pencils
Circle templates
Stencils

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

• At least two cabinet cards
• Small paintbrushes include a very tiny detail brush
• An assortment of your favorite acrylic paints
• Palette and water container
• Pencil


Optional

• Heat gun and long extension cord
• Favorite pens and/ or watercolor pencils

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


Wed Eve/Thur Eve Oct 20-21

Judy Hudson
6:30 - 9:30
Wed Eve/Thur Eve Oct 20-21

Good Vibrations


$ 170  

 

Create an abstracted 3D floral design on canvas, with the bonus of eye-catching fabric accents. If you are looking for a way to create that is low-stress and always successful, this is it! One of my most-used phrases is, “There is no wrong way!” You will be encouraged to create in your own unique style, in a relaxed, no-pressure setting.
Class One - I’ll show you how to create flowers out of simple, easy- to-create parts that will then fit together to make more complex pieces. You will also design your piece, adhere the fabric to the canvas, and add texture pastes.
Class Two - Today, you’ll assemble your flowers, paint, bling, and varnish your piece. I’ll show you how using water can help to create luscious, blended colors and unusual effects and we will use added bling to make our flowers sparkle and glow!
 

Kit or Materials Fee – $20  paid to instructor at beginning of class includes 

The shared use of Colourarte Primary Elements (I will also have these available for purchase.)
The shared use of ‘oooh shiny’ stuff
The shared use of additives for texture
Batik scraps to use and share
Hair dryers/heat guns
 

Supplies to Bring to class

Small pieces of fabric with the design of your choice (I suggest batik or other bright cotton fabrics.)
8 oz package of Creative Paperclay
Two 5x7 or 5x5 Canvases
Weldbond glue- small container
8 oz jar of Golden Light Molding Paste (it MUST be light)
8 oz jar of Golden Crackle Paste
8 oz gloss varnish (I suggest Liquitex)
Brushes, spray bottle for water, water container, paper towels and/or wet wipes, palette knives, plastic placemat (to mix pastes on)

Optional Items - small beads or stones, (I also use Art Stones) if you’d like to add them to your piece.
 

  

  
 

 


 


Wednesday & Thursday Oct 20/21

Trish McKinney
9:00 - 4:30
Wednesday & Thursday Oct 20/21

Nature's Bounty - Eco Printing Unwrapped & Unleashed


$ 340  

 

What is more fun than opening a present at Christmas or your Birthday? Answer: Eco Printing! What can be more intoxicating as a Creative, than to be surprised by amazing color and experimentation?! 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 – with no paint! 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, it’s always a delightful SURPRISE! At the end of class – (& if the instructor can entice everyone to stop printing for a few moments!) - Trish will provide instruction on how to make a very simple journal using some of your favorite pages! Expect to get messy, experiment, be 
surprised, connect with nature, AND unwrap & unleash JOY!
Supply Kit - $20 - will include everything needed to take this class  

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

 everything needed to take this class – printing paper & some fabrics to experiment, leaves, natural plants & flowers, & more!
Trish will provide printing vats, copper pipes, some natural dyes, disposable gloves, etc… 

Supplies Needed to bring to class:

Basic Bookmaking Supplies: ie, Awl, bone folder, self-healing mat, exacto
knife, scissors, - water container, paper towels, scissors, apron or paint shirt – & bring an extra roll of any heavy duty cotton twine (found in kitchen tool section of your grocery store - Trish will provide twine to use in class, but sometimes we run out!)

Optional Supplies To Bring: if you are an over-ethusiastic eco-printer - students may wish to have extra Paper to Print – *22”x30” Sheets of any Printing Paper – any smooth 90lb – 140lb fine art paper that is able to take water - ie, 90lb, Arches Hot Press Watercolor Paper, Strathmore Print Paper, BK Rives. Also bring a plastic bag for your finished prints to travel (they may be wet & messy) – ie, a small kitchen garbage bag

*note: if traveling via plane, just roll your 22x30 sheets tightly, secure, & place in your luggage 

 


 


Carol Nelson
9:00 - 4:30
Wednesday & Thursday Oct 20/21

Geologic Abstracts


$ 340  

 

My home state of Colorado, as well as other areas in the West, inspires me with its beautiful rocky cliffs and canyons. This inspiration has evolved into an important genre in my painting portfolio. I will show you the methods I use for inspiration. We will us actual rock samples for color palette possibilities. You will become familiar with the many different texture compounds I use - some expensive, some very affordable.

Planning the compositional pattern is crucial for the success of a painting. We will use photos of sidewalk cracks to get us started. Your assignment: Look down! You can find amazing patterns for geologic abstract paintings in cracked sidewalks and driveways. I will also have many photos I have taken for you to use in your compositions.

 Take photos of your favorites and bring prints of them to class. Let me show you how to develop these photos into beautiful abstract paintings. We will paint on watercolor paper, then mount our best ones on cradled wood panels.

Materials Fee paid directly to instructor at beginning of class $20 includes:
Texture compounds from Home Depot
 Golden Crackle Paste
 Golden Molding Paste
 Golden Light Molding Paste
 Golden Pumice Gel
 Golden Glass Bead Gel
 Golden Clear Granular Gel
 Air dry clay
 Pebbles, sand, shells, decorative filler
  Foam core panels
 Procedural handouts

Supply list for students to bring:
Golden Fluid Acrylics – Carol’s must have colors are Quinacridone Nickel Azo Gold, Quinacridone Magenta, Turquoise (Phthalo), Titanium White and Carbon Black. Because these paints are professional grade, a small 1 oz bottle will last a long time.

Supports: 2 or 3 firm supports, such as a cradled wood panels, MDF panels, or canvas boards in sizes 8x8”, 10x10” or 9x12” ONLY. NOTHING LARGER PLEASE because our w/c paper must fit the panel. Wood panels are found at art stores and online at DickBlick.com and JerrysArtarama.com.
Please gesso natural wood and MDF panels before class.
Please gesso natural wood and MDF panels before class.

Several 11x14 sheets of 140 lb cold press watercolor paper OR 98 lb mixed media paper. We will crop and trim the paper to fit our boards. Strathmore and Canson tablets from Michaels work well.

Gloss medium (a thick liquid that dries clear) – also called Polymer medium

Gel medium (a gel solid that comes in soft, regular, heavy consistency) – bring regular or soft.

Short handled nylon brushes ( ¾ inch flat, #6 round, small detail brush) suitable for w/c and acrylic. Stiff bristle brushes do not work. Buy a new small detail brush. It’s very important that you have a good detail brush with a good point. Do not bring a rigger brush (having long bristles).

Small (1” blade) palette knife

Spray water bottle, paper towels, palette, scissors, drawing pencil, kneaded eraser, ruler, water container, brayer, spray alcohol bottle (optional), several foam plates (for transporting mediums.)

IMPORTANT: Please double check the supply list to ensure you have ALL the items on this list. If you are buying your panels at the event, be sure to bring gesso.

You can expect to COMPLETE at least two paintings! If you’re a fast worker, bring more supports.


 

  

 

 

 




 


   


Thursday Oct 21

Micah Goguen
9:00 - 4:30
Thursday Oct 21

Collage and Pastel Botanicals


$ 170  

 

Join artist Micah Goguen for this fresh new approach integrating collage with pastel technique. We will be using a series of botanical images to clip, tear and paint our way through a foundation. We will then learn the secrets of GOLDEN pastel ground as an amazing layering process we can then embellish with pastel. This is a fun and exciting way to work with these materials and to display without putting them under glass. No previous experience needed.
We will be working with Myungo soft pastels and Ampersand Gessobord and GOLDEN Soft Gel Gloss and Pastel Ground.
 

Materials Fee $20 paid at beginning of class includes:

24 ct set of Myungo Soft Pastels
6x6 Ampersand Cradled Gessobord
GOLDEN Soft Gel Gloss
GOLDEN Pastel Ground
Collage Papers/Materials

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

-Your favorite brushes.
I like SilverBrush Bristlon #6 Flat and #2 Bright
https://www.jerrysartarama.com/silver-brush-bristlon-all-media-brushes?gclid=CjwKCAiA4rGCBhAQEiwAelVti0wWFuWSDfj5yaomGWP5vtHSU9XKBlxjc4cvMJhEgnM3DBGEwNrh-hoC0oQQAvD_BwE
-your favorite acrylic paint (primary colors of red, blue and yellow plus black and white)
I like the ½ oz fluid acrylic set by GOLDEN
https://www.amazon.com/Golden-Fluid-Acrylic-Assorted-Colors/dp/B0027AEEVW
-Additional panels (at least qty 2)
I like the 1/8 flat pack of qty 4 but they are not cradled. If you do not want to frame them, you may want to buy the single ¾ cradled panel instead.
https://www.jerrysartarama.com/ampersand-gessobord-panels
-your favorite palette knife
I prefer stainless steel over plastic. Something similar to the 2T
https://www.jerrysartarama.com/creative-mark-painters-edge-knives
-your own selection of collage materials to add your personality. This includes any photocopies, newspapers, prints, etc.
 


Clarissa Callesen
9:00 - 4:30
Thursday Oct 21

Grunging the Gelli Print


$ 170  

 

Do you have a Gelli plate that you have messed around with and made a few collage papers with, but now it sits on the shelf, or are you obsessed with the Gelli plate and have 100s of prints? Either way, I would like to invite you to explore the unique techniques and esthetics that I bring to Gelli printing. Texture and grunge are at the base of all my work. I have spent many hours experimenting in order to recreate the look of peeling paint and ancient textures. The Gelli plate is amazing too that allows you to create monoprints without an expensive printing press and toxic inks. The Gelli plate is currently being used to create a lot of collage materials for people, but I am going to challenge you to use it as a tool to create a completed work of art. We will cover easy techniques for register your plate, focus on layering, and use mark making to complete the composition. I always encourage experimentation and embracing mistakes. Encouraging and supporting creativity is at the base of my teaching. My job is to share techniques and then encourage and support your unique expression.

Materials Fee $10 paid at beginning of class includes:

Stencils
3 types of paper: copy, card stock, and glossy
Metallic acrylic paints
Gesso
Water soluble graphite and pens.
Texture tools
Vintage papers

 Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

• 2 Gelli plates any size or shape

• A brayer

• An assortment of acrylic paints from different manufactures. We are looking to experiment with different qualities of paint: include some cheap craft paints, a transparent paint, a heavy bodied paint, and perhaps that strange paint you don’t know what to do with. Make sure to include a black and white.

• Paint brushes

• Wet wipes and paper towels

• A palette and water container

• A small container of gel matte medium (I use Liquitex)

• Your favorite pens or pencils for mark making

 

Optional:

• Heat gun and extension cord

• Mixed media or watercolor paper

• Specific stencils you want to use (I will be providing an assortment for use in class)

• Texture tools or stamps (I will be providing an assortment for use in class)
 


Leighanna Light
9:00 - 4:30
Thursday Oct 21

Guardians of the Discarded


$ 175  

 

In this workshop you will learn how to make an eclectic free standing figurative assemblage, starting with only two pieces of wood & a few of your favorite treasures!

You will learn the nuts & bolts of assemblage, composition, cold connecting, and how to unite found objects to create a cohesive piece of art. You will learn exciting new ways to distress wood & metal surfaces, I will teach you how to make beautiful clay faces, and how to make a mold of just about anything. 
We will drill, sand, carve, paint, sculpt, problem solve, punch & distress...but most important, we will have a blast!
Breath new life into your found treasures and join us for a fun day of constructing these awesome, one of a kind assemblages!

Materials Fee $30 paid at beginning of class includes:

1 hand made free standing base, approximately14”x6”, 1 hand made clay face, distressing medium, patina, most tools & all hardware

Supplies Needed  to bring for 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.

-IDEAS!
Please come to class with an open mind, a creative spirit & several ideas for your project. You will need to think about this ahead of time when collecting found objects.

-FOUND OBJECTS
A variety to choose from for the body, legs & arms. The base provided is approximately 14”x6”.
Stay away from glass, stone, ceramic or anything else that may be difficult to attach.
This is a cold connection class so we won’t be using much glue, we will be attaching with nuts, bolts, screws & wire instead. I will be bringing metal punches that will make a hole in metal up to the thickness of a penny. If we can make a hole in it, we can attach it! It is possible to drill holes in glass, stone or ceramic, but it requires special tools and more time than we have.
Vintage tin, typewriter parts, wheels, fabric, anything wood or thin metal will work. I have many examples on my website, please take a look for additional ideas!

-PAINT BRUSHES 1 OR 2

-CRAFTERS PICK GLUE
small 2 oz bottle
http://www.crafterspick.com/

-CHALK PAINT
4 oz of your favorite color(s)
http://decoart.com/chalkyfinish/

-GESSO 2 OZ

-PHILLIPS HEAD SCREWDRIVER

OPTIONAL
(I will have several to share, if you don’t want to wait please bring your own)

A CRAFT HEAT GUN

METAL PUNCH OR CROP-A-DILE if you have one

A DRILL with several small bits (we will be doing a lot of drilling, I supply 2 drills, but it would be helpful if everyone had their own. Please bring one if you can)

CREATIVE PAPERCLAY, 6 oz.
I provide one clay face for your piece, but I bring molds so if you’d like to make more faces please bring this clay.


 


Vinda Robison
9:00 - 4:30
Thursday Oct 21

Create Fabric Play


$ 170  

 

Come and play with me to create your own under the sea world! We’ll be experimenting with mixed media such as: Tsukineko Inks, paints, stencils, rubbing plates, stamps, fabric, distressed felt, tissue paper, fabric markers, and more. We’ll start with making a sea backdrop. Then, you can choose which sea creatures—turtles, seahorses, dolphins, jellyfish, mermaids, hippocampus, and others—you’ll add to your world. Create the sea floor with coral, sea fans, sunken ships, treasures—wherever your imagination takes you. The finished piece will be a manageable size, 18” x 20”, or smaller. There will be several examples for you to study to create your own under the sea world.

Materials Fee $ 35 Payable to instructor at beginning of class Includes: 

Pattern templates, pattern instructions, precut PFD (Prepared for Dye) Fabric, Fantastix for painting, white fabric for ink testing, foam core board to work on. The use of teachers supplies: Tsukineko Inks, fabric, tissue paper, matte medium, stencils, rubbing plates, stamps, felt, paint brushes, etc. Plastic table cloths.

Supplies Needed to Bring for Class:
Paper and pencil for notes
Fabric and Paper Scissors

Optional items:
If you have one or two favorite sea stencils or stamps bring them!
You might want to wear clothes that you do not care if they get paint on them, or wear an apron.
Kiddie wipes for cleaning your hands
 


Helen Shafer Garcia
9:00 - 4:30
Thursday Oct 21

Ancient Ones


$ 170  

 

These beautiful sage beings entice a sense of prominence and attitude in a whimsical way. They are structured with paper clay, an air-dried clay, that is easy to work with. The techniques for sculpting will include stamp designs, molds, and other thoughtful textures. I’ll have all sorts of animal and human face molds for you to use. Learn how to work with wire armatures and attachments. Add as many do- dads and embellishments as you want to tell your story. We’ll work with antiquing techniques with acrylics to define and age the creatures. Iridescent and metallic colors will add a touch of sage and prominence.

Supplies provided by the Instructor: I will provide ceramic tools, extra wire cutters, clay molds, stamps, extra paint, deli wrap, and other tools to use while we work.

Supply fee $20.00 payable to instructor at beginning of clas includes:
1 -16 oz. bag Creative Paper Clay,
Patina fluid acrylic paints, iridescent fluid acrylic paints, nails, 18-gauge wire, sandpaper, sponges, paper armatures, masking tape.

Supply list to bring to class:
1 - ½” flat acrylic brush
1 -¼” flat acrylic brush
1 - small round detail brush
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
Small charms, Milagros, beads, buttons to embellish your creatures. I will provide 18-gauge
wire so plan accordingly. Bring other gauges of wire if needed
Small round nose pliers
Wire cutters
Water container
Pencil
1 roll paper towels
Heat gun or hair dryer if possible
 


Lisa Bebi
9:00 - 4:30
Thursday Oct 21

Mashed-up Characters


$ 170  

 

In Mashed-up Characters we create several small, fun art pieces of decided personalities using collage and paint and a spot of humor. We start with a vintage image then add found collage parts and pieces. A large selection of images and bits will be found in your provided dossier. You will notice as you start to piece them together, they begin to tell you who they are. That's when their personalities, their preferences and humor develop in a rather miraculous way.
These characters are salable and 100% lovable.
OK for all levels.
 

Kit fee of $55 includes:

Everything you need to complete several characters: Including your personal dossier of materials: images, collage materials, boards and use of: paint, mediums, gels, varnishes, brushes, palette knives, chalk paint, scissors, use of stencils and gels, markers, palette knife and burnishing tool

Optional: brushes, scissors, water bucket, paper towels or use mine


Anni Schwabe
9:00 - 4:30
Thursday Oct 21

Mist


$ 170  

 

I have lately been experimenting with creating translucency by embedding organic elements between two layers of paper ‘skins’. The result is a misty and mysterious collection of sealed treasures.

We will be forming an accordioned art book using watercolor paper, rice paper and a myriad of translucent products that will form windows of embedded natural elements, utilizing positive and negative space.

We will be inscribing our marks by burning holes through some the papers as we go along. Bamboo sticks will weave through hasp openings for a stand-alone art piece.


Materials Fee $ 20.00 paid to instructor at beginning of class includes:
Translucent papers (incl. rice paper, teabags, parchment, tissue and more), precut watercolor paper, burning implements, bamboo sticks, ties, wire, pliers to borrow, needle and thread, beads, stamps, embossing powder and ink, heat gun, extra organic elements if needed..

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:
Bone folder, ruler, scissors, pencil and eraser, craft knife, assorted pressed and flat organic elements (leaves, wildflowers, small seeds and sticks, feathers etc.), tacky glue, gel medium, soft paint brushes, paper towels

Optional items:
Craft heat gun, apron


Thursday AFT Oct 21

Jacqueline Sullivan
1:30 - 4:30
Thursday AFT Oct 21

Delicollage


$ 95  

 

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

Supply List Needed to Bring to class: 

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

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


Thursday Eve Oct 21

Clarissa Callesen
6:30 - 9:30
Thursday Eve Oct 21

Exploring Composition with Watercolor & Ink


$ 95  

 

Let’s break down that fancy art school word “Composition” and make it our friend. Often Composition lessons are full of examples of the golden mean, rule of thirds and elaborate renaissance paintings. But truly, Composition is simply arranging shapes in space! Many artists already have an intuitive sense of composition. You just know when it looks right. Let’s identify and strengthen that skill. Composition applies to whatever medium or subject you work with it is a fundamental tool for art-making. We will be working with watercolors and ink as quick mediums to explore, but the materials used are secondary to the practice. This is not a class about watercolor technique. This process can be used as an easy daily creative exercise to warm up your creative muscles and simultaneously strengthen a fundamental skill. Even if you feel confident with your knowledge of composition this can be a good review of fundamentals and a fun exercise to add to your creative toolbox.
As an instructor, I am a strong proponent of experimentation and light-heartedness in making art. My job is not to tell you “how to” make art it is to share techniques and support you in finding your unique creative voice.

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

• A pad of cheap watercolor paper or heavy-duty drawing paper
• A bottle of India ink or black acrylic ink
• A bottle of white acrylic ink
• Pencil
• An assortment of watercolors either tube or palette
• Paintbrushes: assorted sizes and shapes include a tiny detail brush
• A palette for paints and a water container
• Wet wipes or paper towels
• Scissors
• Heat gun and long extension cord (if you own one)

There is no need for your supplies to be expensive. We are sketching and practicing.

Optional:
• A white pen 
• An assortment of alcohol inks
• Metallic ink or watercolor 
• Favorite colored pencils or pens


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


 


Roxanne Lingle
6:30 - 9:30
Thursday Eve Oct 21

Faux Glass Flowers


$ 95  

 

Join Roxanne (Roxy) Lingle for a fun class of faux glass flower making. We will use plastic water and pop bottles and upcycle them into beautiful wearable creations. Roxanne will have various tinting agents to bring these beauties to life. We will shape them into full blossoming flowers and add bling and baubles to the centers for realistic looking stamens and pistils. Each participant will make 1 large and 1 small flower . We will turn them into scarf, hat or bag pins and the creative ideas with these gorgeous focals are endless.

Materials Fee $20 paid at beginning of class includes:

Written instructions... various size, shapes and styles of plastic bottles. Color and tinting supplies. Beads and wire and buttons of various shapes and sizes
All glues, dyes and melting supplies.

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Sharp scissors
Jewelry plier set...to include round nose, regular plier and cutting plier

Optional items:
Favorite beads (optional)
Hair dryer (optional)
 


Ruth Chandler
6:30 - 9:30
Thursday Eve Oct 21

Enchanting Kantha


$ 95  

 

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

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

Materials Fee $20 paid at beginning of class includes:

sheers, base, and some embroidery thread! All we need is YOU!

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

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


Jacqueline Sullivan
6:30 - 9:30
Thursday Eve Oct 21

Juicy Affirmation Cards


$ 95  

 

This class is about having fun, playing with color, and exploring many different mediums. You will leave with 8-10 affirmation cards that can be used to share, or create miniature journal cards. We will be using handmade watercolor paper,  All supplies will be provided, grab your favorite beverage and adventurous spirit and let’s have some fun. This class is fast moving and gratifying!

You will learn:

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

Materials Fee $15 paid at beginning of class includes:

paints, crackle, inclusions, sealer and ephemera

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

supplies content here


Kim Baise
6:30 - 9:30
Thursday Eve Oct 21

Spooky Halloween Papier Mache


$ 170  

 

Trick or Treat! Calling kids of all ages! Create ghoulishly frightening or sweet and scary Halloween creatures out of paper mache. Take them home and hang them on black painted branches for a centerpiece, give as gifts, adorn your mantle or make spooky mobiles! The sky's the limit! Join artist Kim Baise as she walks us through her unique paper mache process. You'll learn basic techniques and come away with a new appreciation for the art form. Hopefully you'll go home and be inspired to create larger paper mache pieces like tombstones, skeletons and giant bats to decorate the front porch! No experience is needed. Get ready to get messy! 

Kit fee of $10 payable to instructor at beginning of  class includes:
Everything you need to complete the ornaments!

Bring an apron

CLOSED


Friday Oct 22

Micah Goguen
9:00 - 4:30
Friday Oct 22

Mixed Media Watercolors


$ 170  

 

Join artist Micah Goguen for this fresh new approach integrating collage and texture with watercolor. We will be using a series of wildlife images to clip, tear and paint our way through a foundation. We will then learn the secrets of QoR Light Dimensional Ground as an amazing layering process we can then embellish with watercolor using stencils. This is a fun and exciting way to work with these materials and to display without putting them under glass. No previous experience needed.
We will be working with QoR watercolors and Ampersand Aquabord as well as GOLDEN Super Matte Medium and QoR Light Dimensional Ground and Watercolor Ground.
 

Materials Fee $15 paid at beginning of class includes:

6x6 Ampersand Cradled Aquabord
GOLDEN Soft Gel Gloss
QoR Watercolor Ground
QoR Light Dimensional Ground
Collage Papers/Materials
A TCW stencil (surprise design)
 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Your favorite brushes.
I like SilverBrush SilverWhite #6 Filbert and ½ Stroke
https://www.jerrysartarama.com/silver-brush-silverwhite-short-handled-brushes
-your favorite watercolors (primary colors of red, blue and yellow with optional black
I like the QoR Introductory set of 6 set
https://www.jerrysartarama.com/qor-watercolor-sets
-Additional panels (at least qty 2)
I like the 1/8 flat pack of qty 4 but they are not cradled. If you do not want to frame them, you may want to buy the single ¾ cradled panel instead.
https://www.jerrysartarama.com/ampersand-aquabord-panels
-your favorite palette knife
I prefer stainless steel over plastic. Something similar to the 2T
https://www.jerrysartarama.com/creative-mark-painters-edge-knives
-your own selection of collage materials to add your personality. This includes any photocopies, newspapers, prints, etc.
-a few of your own favorite stencils for variety.


Clarissa Callesen
9:00 - 4:30
Friday Oct 22

Mark Making: Building Blocks and Finishing Touches


$ 175  

 

The making of marks is the fundamental building block of all artwork from the first handprints on cave walls to the strokes of paint that created Van Gogh’s Starry Starry Night. Mark making is the beginning exploration in a work of art all the way through to the last finishing touches. Mark making in a dance between our hands, our eyes and the way we see. We will be exploring a WIDE range of techniques for making marks. Some familiar and some unconventional. Besides traditional materials for marks, we will explore using stitches, collage, staplers, and solder irons as tools. Through exercises, we will explore the essential act of learning to see as an artist. Mark making is a great tool for exploring basic concepts of composition. Mark making is what makes abstract art. However, the marks learned can be incorporated into collage, visual journaling, more traditional drawing or painting, and fiber art.
This a great class for those traveling as the materials are lightweight and most likely things you already own.
I am a strong proponent of experimentation and light-heartedness in making art. My job is not to tell you “how to make art” but to share techniques and support you in finding your unique creative voice.
 

Supplies You Need to Bring to Class in addition to materials provided by instructor:
• A pad of inexpensive drawing paper
• An assortment of different papers to use for experimentation. Such as: rice paper, collage paper, specialty paper, colored paper, wrapping paper, anything that inspires you.
• A small bottle of black India ink.
• Glue stick or other favorite glue for paper
• An assortment of mark making tools that you already own: pencils, pens, pastels, paint, watercolor pencils,
etc.
Optional:
• High flow golden paint
• Colored ink
 

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

• Stabilo pencils
• Charcoal
• Copy paper
• Newsprint
• Vintage book pages
• A huge assortment of mark making tools
• Inspirational images
• Paint brushes
• Tools
• Needles and thread
• Extra ink and paint
 

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

 

 

 


 


Kim Baise
9:00 - 4:30
Friday Oct 22

Papier Mache Workshop


$ 170  

 

Join artist Kim Baise as she walks us through her unique papier mache process, creating beauty from trash. You’ll learn the fundamentals of papier mache that can be used to create custom ornaments, baby mobiles, wall art, standing sculptures and much more. The sky’s the limit! No experience is needed. Get ready to get messy! Bring along an apron if you’d like. All materials will be provided.

Supplies Needed to Bring for Class: scissors

Optional items: newsprint, small boxes, toilet paper rolls, fine paint brush for detailing

CLOSED


Roxanne Lingle
9:00 - 4:30
Friday Oct 22

The Artsy Village


$ 170  

 

An Artist Lives Here is the anthem for this playful wood mixed media village. Join Roxanne (Roxy) Lingle as explore layering with paints, paper, modeling paste, plaster pieces and fun ephemera objects. Each little house will become as enchanted as you can imagine it to be. Make 3 wood houses in class, and you can add more on your own to create a larger village. They are wonderful keepsakes for the holidays and for gift giving as well.

Materials Fee $45 paid at beginning of class includes:

Includes most materials needed to include...written instructions, various size wood blocks, paint colors, glues, ephemera, modeling paste, plaster pieces, use of stencils , collage materials, paper samples, quotes and script in various fonts

 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Sharp scissors
Favorite quotes or script for your houses
Any special ephemera, (Roxy will have plenty to choose from)
Favorite glue, (will have some glue as well)

Optional items:
Hair dryer (optional)
 


Helen Shafer Garcia
9:00 - 4:30
Friday Oct 22

Color Pencil Journaling


$ 170  

 

Colored pencils are such good therapy. Pressing down pure color on smooth paper
leads to endless good vibes. We’ll combine watercolors, water-soluble pens, and
colored pencils while learning clever user -friendly ways to draw. My drawing
methods will ease those ever so present inhibitions about drawing lines and
shapes. Learn how to blend beautiful color layers and create dark and light
mixtures. You’ll be prompted to create small poems that will be collaged in a
clever way throughout the works.

Supplies provided by the Instructor: I will provide photo references, and other tools to use while we work.

Supply fee $5.00 payable to instructor at beginning of clas includes:
Tombow pens, Chartpak pens, gesso, paper text for
collage

Supply list to bring to class:
2or more round watercolor brushes: #8,#12, #10 or #14,
Watercolors: pan or personal palette (a Prang set will work or tube watercolors
set in a palette), Water container, 9” x 12” Strathmore mixed media journal,
#2b pencil, small battery operated pencil sharper, set of premier Prismacolor
pencils – 18 or more colors. White prismacolor pencil, matt medium
Cottage
 


Dennis & Connie Brady
9:00 - 4:30
Friday Oct 22

Tree of Life Gourd Lamp


$ 170  

 

The “Tree of Life” gourd lamp class is especially designed to provide success for all levels of gourd art enthusiasts. Create a uniquely designed gourd lamp that will cast warm, inviting light upon your walls and ceiling, and showcase your tree of life! While beginners and intermediate crafters can illustrate their tree design with decorative holes, more experienced crafters may carve and filigree their design.

Materials Fee $45 paid at beginning of class includes:

all materials needed to create complete project: prepared medium “kettle or martin” shape gourd, wooden base, electrical components, LED color changing bulb, access to power tools (drills, wood burner, etc.), gourd inks and dyes, and tutorial.)


Trish McKinney
9:00 - 4:30
Friday Oct 22

Tell Me About It! Tell Your Story Through Watercolor Sketching & Book-Making


$ 170  

 

“Instructions for living a life: Pay attention. Be astonished. Now tell about it.” Mary Oliver In this class students will learn how to perfect the fine art of seeing – capturing the essence of a place, a subject, a moment - & be inspired to tell their stories. Class will begin by creating a 16-page, very simple handmade Gellin’ Journal TM. Students will be provided with colorful Gel Press printed papers with pages precut & folded - then learn how to create a very simple journal. Trish will then demonstrate her unique way of watercolor sketching by drawing with her brush! The focus of this class will be on techniques for filling their journals by integrating their watercolor sketches with the fun printed patterns on their journal cover pages, learning the important design principal of harmony!
SO…who wants to tell about me it?!  

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

the gel-printed watercolor sheets, binding thread, handouts with instructions & most importantly: INSPIRATION through various creative ephemera – ie, fun papers to collage, stencils, stamps, inspirational quotes, reference material (if needed), handouts, and more. 

Supplies Needed to bring to class:

Bone Folder, Scissors, & an Awl - Trish will have a few of these for the class to borrow also 

Optional Supplies To Bring:
 personal inspirational ephemra for the journal - favorite quotes, beautiful papers to collage, your favorite textural stamps, & stencils & reference images from a trip, or whatever inspires you, note: reference images should be sized 5” h x 7”w if possible.
Trish will provide everything else to take this class!  

 


 


Friday & Saturday Oct 22/23

Vinda Robison
9:00 - 4:30
Friday & Saturday Oct 22/23

Fabric Painting & Embellishing


$ 320  

 

Learn to paint on fabric using Tsukineko Inks! This technique is like coloring in a coloring book, whether you paint within the lines or not. The Tsukineko fantastix, a polyester pointed tip brush stick, makes these inks so easy to use. Working with one of two provided images—a bird of paradise or dragon—you will use layering and shading techniques to create your final piece. Tsukineko Inks do not change the hand of the fabric, so it is still soft after painting. Also, they are permanent when heat set, leaving your options open to quilting or mounting your piece. Your own style will quickly emerge as you paint. You have the option to embellish your piece 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 of 18” x 20” or smaller.

Materials Fee $ 35 Payable to instructor at beginning of class Includes:
Patterns, photo of the pattern image, pattern instructioons, precut PFD (Prepared for Dye) Fabric, Fantastixs for painting, white fabric for ink testing, foam core board to work on. The use of teachers supplies: Tsukineko Inks, applique fabric prepared with iron-on interfacing, tissue paper, matte medium, stencils, rubbing plates, stamps, felt, etc. Plastic table cloths.
 

Supplies Needed to Bring for Class:
Paper and pencil for notes
Fabric and Paper Scissors

Optional items: 

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


Lisa Bebi
9:00 - 4:30
Friday & Saturday Oct 22/23

Let's Pour - PorFavor


$ 340  

 

Exploring acrylic abstracts using pour mediums.
Acrylic "Pours" have become a popular, highly desirable and universally accepted artforms. You can be as detailed or as sublime as you like.
With pouring, there is a big surprise element that makes the piece and experience super breathtaking. The finished piece is a hard, polished, marbleized abstract. You choose the colors, but in general, the design chooses you. You will learn to "help" it along.

To create pleasing pours takes a little know-how about color combinations, mixtures and technical finesse. Come learn how to do it properly to avoid the bummer of creating "mud".
 
Materials Fee $75 paid at beginning of class includes:

All levels welcome.
Everything you need to complete several works is included. Materials include paints, mediums, accelerant, oils, tools, substrates for up to 4 pieces in varying sizes, gloves and use of trays and heat tools and more.
 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Your tools: i.e., brushes, scissors, water bucket, paper towels or use mine


Saturday Oct 23

Micah Goguen
9:00 - 4:30
Saturday Oct 23

Textured Landscape Sampler


$ 170  

 

Join artist Micah Goguen for this course with textured landscapes. Each week, we will look at a new landscape composition along with trying a new texture gel or paste. We will cover the breakdown and block in of a landscape composition as well as how to effectively incorporate textures and technique. We will be working with the GOLDEN acrylic textures "Gels and Pastes" kit in which you will be able to explore Soft Gel Gloss, Light Molding Paste, Extra Heavy Gel Matte, Clear Tar Gel, Course Molding Paste and Regular Gel (Semi Gloss). This workshop will feature Ampersand Gessobord for substrates to yield the best results with the gels and pastes. You will also receive a 5 piece set of Art Sherpa plastic palette knives from SilverBrush to keep. Your kit comes with registration and has key items. No previous painting experience is needed for this course. 

Materials Fee $10 paid at beginning of class includes:

 -Art Sherpa 5 pc palette knife set
-collage papers
 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

-The GOLDEN acrylic texture gel and paste kit
https://www.jerrysartarama.com/golden-gel-and-molding-paste-set?gclid=CjwKCAiA4rGCBhAQEiwAelVti3pKooCKXDMO4ut_vwOYxqckNoJuLk9IW1mqUlX_SL4jBe_b3mWVWRoCfYoQAvD_BwE
-qty 6 gessobords or canvas panels size 5 x 7
You can get qty 2 of the 3pks
https://www.dickblick.com/items/ampersand-gessobord-pack-5-x-7-18-flat-pkg-of-3/
-your favorite acrylic paint (primary colors of red, blue and yellow plus black and white)
I like the ½ oz fluid acrylic set by GOLDEN
https://www.amazon.com/Golden-Fluid-Acrylic-Assorted-Colors/dp/B0027AEEVW
-Your favorite brushes.
I like SilverBrush Bristlon #6 Flat and #2 Bright
https://www.jerrysartarama.com/silver-brush-bristlon-all-media-brushes?gclid=CjwKCAiA4rGCBhAQEiwAelVti0wWFuWSDfj5yaomGWP5vtHSU9XKBlxjc4cvMJhEgnM3DBGEwNrh-hoC0oQQAvD_BwE


Ruth Chandler
9:00 - 4:30
Saturday Oct 23

Bohemian Woven Quilt


$ 165  

 

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

Kit fee: $20 Includes:

foam core board, threads for hand stitching, needles, stabilizer.

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


Clarissa Callesen
9:00 - 4:30
Saturday Oct 23

Dramatic Textures in Fiber


$ 175  

 

Let’s infuse your fiber art with a big dose of texture! Whether you are working with quilting, fabric sculpture, slow stitch, or any fiber work. Surface design is the best part! (in my not so humble opinion) Surface design can be the main dish of your work or can simply supplement other focuses. I come to the fiber world as a sculptor so I didn’t learn any of the “rules”. As a matter of fact, I am a kind of an anti-rule person. Come spend a fun light-hearted day expanding your ideas about what fiber art can be. We will be working with non-traditional materials and non-traditional techniques to create rich textures in fiber. I encourage experimentation and embracing mistakes. You will leave class with a myriad of new techniques to use in your art practice.

Materials Fee $15 paid at beginning of class includes:

Fabric glue
Yarn and fibers
Tulle
Thread
Extra fabric
Rope
Surprises

 Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Embroidery floss: Black, white, cream and an assortment of colors that coordinate with your fabric choices

An assortment of small pieces of fabric: Include different textures and materials

Embroidery needles and hoop

Sewing pins

Sewing scissors regular size and detail

Just a few 3-D found objects: ideas could include: small stones or shells, buttons, pieces of broken jewelry, or?


Roxanne Lingle
9:00 - 4:30
Saturday Oct 23

Your Story - An Assemblage Wall Hanging


$ 170  

 

Join Roxanne (Roxy) Lingle as she teaches how to make your very own story board /wall hanging. We’ll use your own photos (on regular copy paper) and royalty free images to capture your unique story while creating a beautiful collage. We'll have a blast using lots of layers to include, paint, paper, photos, images, tiles, plaster, stencils, ink pads, wax and more. Each student will build their own board with personal items, found objects and adding meaningful quotes and inspirational messages.

Materials Fee $45 paid at beginning of class includes:

Written instructions, base board, wire, linen rope, tiles, ephemera, royalty free images, quotes, plaster, wax, glues, paint usage, modeling paste and bling

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Favorite photos or images of choice (printed on regular copy paper)
Favorite quotes, fonts, script
1 large, 1 small paint brush
1 black charcoal pencil
Heavy duty craft glue (Roxy will have glues in class as well)

Optional items:
Any favorite ephemera (optional, Roxy will have several items)
Hair dryer (optional)
 


Helen Shafer Garcia
9:00 - 4:30
Saturday Oct 23

Altered Grid


$ 170  

 

Imagine, draw, and paint with pathways and grids on paper in your journal. Divide
and intersect lines with interesting botanical shapes that tie the compositions
together. We will draw the shapes with easy prompts and methods that will help
you overcome those “I can’t draw” thoughts. Stencils, gesso mark making, and
dropped in watercolor will give textures and depth to the flora and backgrounds.
Watercolor techniques are very diverse. The methods I’ll teach you will create
color fusion with beautiful interlocking values and hues that flow together on their
own.
Crisscross, laugh, plot, and paint the day away!

$15 kit fee paid to instuctor at beginning of class includes
gesso, painted papers and text paper for collage.


Supply list to bring to class:
Brushes: 1or more round watercolor brushes: #14, #12, or #10
1 flat acrylic brush- 1/2 inch or wider.
Watercolor paints: personal palette (work with professional grade tube watercolors if
possible. Avoid the round pan sets- they are too opaque.) My list for full suggested
color list is on my blog.
Suggested professional watercolor brands: Daniel Smith, Holbein, Winsor Newton.
Water container
Color pencils- at least 3 darks and 3 lights Prismacolor Premier is a great brand. Avoid the cheap sets. They will not give rich color.
#2b soft pencil
soft eraser

optional: personal portable battery operated light
9” x 12” watermedia journal- I prefer Stillman Birn Zeta journal. Make sure the
journal you select will handle watercolor. Mixed media journals with a smooth finish
work best.
Small jar Matt medium

www.helenshafergarcia.com
www.agavelatte.blogspot.com  


Dennis & Connie Brady
9:00 - 4:30
Saturday Oct 23

Spirit Figure in Shadowbox


$ 170  

 

Will she be your “muse”? Inspired by the ancient rock art of southwestern USA, you have the opportunity to express your inner hopes, dreams or prayers through the creation of this gourd art design. Each completed piece includes a scroll with your personalized message. Feel free to bring an orphaned earring, special button or piece of beach glass to incorporate into your design. You will sculpt his/her face with epoxy clay, carve and insert your special piece and add details as you desire. Mounted on a 5 x 7 inch backing, and installed in the decorative shadowbox frame, the spirit figure becomes a memento for you or a gift for a friend.

Materials Fee $25 paid at beginning of class includes:
 gourd shard, 5” x 7” shadow box frame with glass, paints, scroll, ephemera including feathers, clay face, etc. and access to wood burning and carving tools