Colorado Springs 2020 Art and Soul Workshops

Workshop Details

Tuesday May 26

Mary Hettmansperger
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday May 26

Alternative Surfaces


$ 170  

 

Students will learn a variety of unique surfaces using patinas, embossing, and colored pencils. Students will also incorporate found items into the jewelry, allowing the pieces to become narrative and personal. A variety of cold connections and weaving techniques will be used instead of soldering to connect and create the pieces. Students will use copper and brass sheet metal for accent and a variety of found objects to construct their pieces. Students are encouraged to bring their budding ideas, and small personal found objects to discover the endless options for assembling and connecting. The goal is to find unique designs and approaches and use personal expression to create the jewelry during the week. Students will have a vast number of new and alternative approaches to surface and construction.   

Materials Fee $50 paid at beginning of class includes:

All materials for class will be supplied – sharing tools will also be available during the class to help students from having to bring tooooo much ?

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Hammer
Bench block or small anvil
Metal scissors
Needlenose pliers
Bent nose pliers
Wire cutters
 


Erin Keck
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday May 26

Lets Chime In


$ 170  

 

As enjoyable to look at as it is to listen to.
In this workshop students will be creating a Sun Catcher Chime that will sound as beautiful as it looks. Using found treasures the chimes will be cold connected. Balance in both the physical and visual sense is the key to creating this project. Each student will be able to complete a Chime using charms that we will be creating together in class. This is an amazing piece that pictures can not do justice.

Class Kit Fee $40.00 payable to instructor at beginning of class includes:
All found objects for your chime including, Vintage faucet handle, Antique Doll Head, Glass door knob, crystals, glass bottles, old and new jewelry pieces, all cold connections, chain, wire, metal tags, various found objects that are unique to themselves.

Student needs to provide:
Apron, lap towel, round nose jewelry pliers, chain nose pliers, flat nose pliers, small metal file, old wire cutters. (not good jewelry cutters, the wire will damage small fine cutters.)


Roxanne Lingle
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday May 26

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)
 


Jacqueline Newbold
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday May 26

A Naturalist's Art Journal


$ 170  

 

Dive into the colorful world of nature with scientist and botany major Jacqueline Newbold. She will guide you step-by-step as you explore various fun ways to use watercolor paints and mixed-media to create a naturalist art journal. Take a closer look at the wonderful world of flora and fauna, the animals and plants, surrounding you, and you may be surprised at their color-filled life. Keeping a journal of your field notes, drawings, and paintings of the natural world will enrich your experiences with nature and help develop your skills as an artistic naturalist. Jacqueline shows how to capture the essence of the wonderful world of feathered and furry creatures with simplified, easy drawing methods, colorful painting techniques, and creative mixed-media embellishments. We will explore different watercolor paints and how to use their characteristics to create the look of feathers and fur and add shimmer and shine. This is a great workshop for beginner to advance painters that want to improve their painting skills.

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

Watercolor paint samples, gouache, gesso, artist tape, tracing paper, stencils, latex masking fluid, iridescent paints.

Supplies You Need to Bring to Class in addition to materials provided by instructor:
• Top quality watercolor paints (not student grade) and palette.
• Watercolor brushes in a variety of sizes such as Princeton Brush & Co. Series 4050: round #3, round #8, ½ inch flat, and a liner brush size #2 or #4
• Good quality watercolor paper such as Arches cold press watercolor blocks 7 x 10 or 9 x 12 and/or a good quality watercolor journal.
• A board and a clip to hold loose paper while painting
• Small cotton cloth or washcloth, a pencil and eraser, small spray bottle, double sided tape, a permanent black ink pen, Uni-ball Signo white gel ink pen, photo references of your favorite animals and flowers
OPTIONAL: Molotow masking pen, Sharpie oil-based paint pens or other colored markers

A note about color from Jacqueline – Here are some of my favorite watercolors (Winsor Newton, Daniel Smith, Holbein, and Sennelier are some trusted brands): Cobalt blue, cerulean blue, French ultra-marine, permanent magenta, permanent rose, French vermilion, quinacridone red, new gamboge or Indian yellow, Hansa or lemon yellow, quinacridone gold.
Check out my blog post for ideas of a well-rounded watercolor palette: http://djnewbold.blogspot.com/2017/12/a-well-rounded-watercolor-palette.html


Libby Williamson
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday May 26

Wonky Sisters


$ 170  

 

NOTE: Sewing machine experience required. If you are traveling, we will have 5 machines available to share. Please contact glenny@artandsoulretreat.com if you live locally, and can bring your machine so we can reserve the five for others!
 

A droopy eyelid, a crooked smile, or an adorable snaggletooth… let’s face it, we’ve all got our ‘wrinkles’. We’ll embrace our flaws, loosen up, and create wonderful, wonky sisters. You will be provided with a stash of hand-painted fabrics to use in your collage. Then add free-motion sewing or hand stitches to add as many wrinkles as you like.
Come play with me and make some magic!


$30 Materials/Kit Fee paid to instructor at beginning of class includes:

 a large assortment of colorful hand-painted and dyed fabrics, (hand-painted by Libby), background fabrics, and all materials and supplies needed to create your sweet sister. Additional tools will be available to use in class.

Student Supplies: Sewing scissors and a smile.
 


Ruth Chandler
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday May 26

Indigo 101


$ 170  

 

This class will be held at the Textiles West Innovation Lab.  Rides will be arranged when you arrive and check in with the A&S Office

Supply Fee  $40 payabale to instructor at beginning of class includes:
 

Supply list:


Susan Curington
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday May 26

Bumble Bee & Nasturtium


$ 170  

 

Explore the dance of complementary colors~ the juxtaposed power of a warm, bright Nasturtium blossom and the cool greens of foliage. Learn how to make a fuzzy Bumblebee and paint the delicate Bee’s wings.  Learn about glazing to bend color temperature, add highlights and shadows, using acrylic paint and various mediums  

Materials Fee $15 paid at beginning of class includes:

All materials provided (canvas, paints, mediums, brushes, etc.) 11" x 14" painting.

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Paint smock or apron

Optional items:
Favorite Acrylic brushes
 


Peggy Skrzekut
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday May 26

Birdhouse & Totem


$ 165  

 

  We will learn the basics of creative book folding - choosing different types of books for the project you are going to work on, minimum and maximum number of pages for different patterns, and various types of arrangements. In this class we will make 2 projects, the 1st project is a folded book birdhouse using a hard-cover book and various decorations, and the 2nd project a folded book totem using a paperback book with a base.

Materials Fee $10 paid at beginning of class includes:

books to fold, various decorations, glue/tape, base for totem.

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

none


Tuesday Eve

Erin Keck
6:30 - 9:30
Tuesday Eve

Fairies on Parade


$ 95  

 

Relax and enjoy this easy going, creative workshop.

Come create your own special Fairy on a float to be part of the Parade. In this fun and creative workshop students will have the opportunity to create their own fairy baby 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 Fairy dolls. This project is for all skill levels and all materials will be provided.

Kit fee $20.00 payable to instructor at beginning of class includes:
all materials needed for the class

Optional for Students  to bring:
you can use your own personal faces  -  cut to a 1” size. 4 faces are needed for each doll


Roxanne Lingle
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday Eve

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)
 


Jacqueline Newbold
6:30 - 9:30
Tuesday Eve

Les Fleurs, Watercolor Flowers


$ 95  

 

Watercolor flowers are lively, dynamic, and fun to paint! Using watercolors as our base, you will paint colorful backgrounds for your wildflower paintings. You will learn how to draw more interesting playful flower shapes, paint petals with a colorful glow, and build up layers of color to create dimension and impressionistic flowers. We will add pen and ink to enhance our flowers. As seen in the last issue of the Cloth, Paper, Scissors magazine, Jacqueline will guide you step-by-step as you create a page of lively, colorful red poppies and poppy pods. All levels welcome  


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

artist tape, gouache, paint markers, glaze pens, letter stencils, liquid latex, acrylic paints, inks, extra watercolor paint

Supplies You Need to Bring to Class in addition to materials provided by instructor:
• Top quality watercolor paints (not student grade) and palette.
• Watercolor brushes in a variety of sizes such as Princeton Brush & Co. Series 4050: round #3, round #8, and a liner brush size #2 or #4
• Good quality watercolor paper such as Arches cold press watercolor blocks 7 x 10 or 9 x 12
• A board and a clip to hold loose paper while painting
• Small cotton cloth or washcloth, pencil, eraser, watercolor container, small spray bottle, your favorite permanent black ink pens in several tip sizes
• A board and a clip to hold loose paper while painting

A note about color from Jacqueline – Here are some of my favorite watercolors (Winsor Newton, Daniel Smith, Holbein, and Sennelier are some trusted brands): Cobalt blue, cerulean blue, French ultra-marine, permanent magenta, permanent rose, French vermilion, quinacridone red, new gamboge or Indian yellow, Hansa or lemon yellow, quinacridone gold.
Check out my blog post for ideas of a well-rounded watercolor palette: http://djnewbold.blogspot.com/2017/12/a-well-rounded-watercolor-palette.html
 


Libby Williamson
6:30 - 9:30
Tuesday Eve

Feathered Strokes


$ 95  

 

Convert a deconstructed paint brush into a delightful bit of whimsy. Using feathers, gelatin plate printing, stencils, stamps, and paint we will explore some quick and easy mark-making techniques to add layers of paint onto fluffy, white goose feathers. By replacing the bristles of a household paint brush with these colorful feathers, a magical transformation shall result.

Materials Fee $15 Includes everything you need for class!!
 

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


Deb Prewitt
6:30 - 9:30
Tuesday Eve

Introduction to Zentangle® Basics


$ 95  

 

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!
 


Tuesday & Wednesday May 26, 27

Daniel Essig
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday & Wednesday May 26, 27

Treasure Binding


$ 360  

 

 This workshop will explore the techniques of creating and filling a hand bound book. Utilizing a binding that has withstood the test of time with its elegance, flexibility and strength, we will first bind a book of fine papers and translucent mica pages. We will than cut, hammer, glue, slice, paint and sew back into the book structures creating niches, alcoves and secret spaces to house and protect treasures, images and words.

Materials Fee $40 paid to instructor at beginning of class includes:
Mica Text block Handmade papers
Waxed linen thread Needles
PVA glue and foam brush

Students need to bring:
 
Thin or light weight collage materials: decorative papers, antique photos-paper, tintypes (steel) or ambrotypes (glass), old letters, sheet music, old books, insect wings, leafs, feathers, photo copies, etc.
Small found Objects (up to 1/8 inch thick and 1 inch in diameter-coins, shells, buttons, etc.)
Pencils Black sharpie fine line
Glue stick, Few colors of acrylics (earthtones), 6-12” metal ruler ,Exacto knife and extra blades, utility knife and blades, Self-healing cutting mat, Assorted binder clips, small sharp sewing scissors, Utility/Kitchen scissors, 2-4 inch rubber brayer ,awls-including a slender one for piercing sections.
Dust mask
3/8 inch Flexcut palm chisel-available at fine woodworking stores or mail order from http://www.earthguild.com/products/woodwork/flexcut/flexpalm.htm item #twP316
   


Donna Watson
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday & Wednesday May 26, 27

BORO/Wabi Sabi: The Japanese Spirit of Collage - 2 Day Class


$ 360  

 

Wabi sabi is the Japanese art of impermanence. This Japanese aesthetic is a beauty of things imperfect, imperfect and incomplete... rustic, earthy, simple, textured, and organic. Boro is a Japanese word meaning "tattered rags" and used to describe patched clothing and bedding. Today, Boro articles of clothing are considered national treasures. Boro embodies the Japanese aesthetic of wabi sabi. Instead of fabric, we will used hand painted rice papers. On the first day, artists will make their own collage papers in the tradition of Boro, using paint, rice papers, rubber stamps, stamping tools and stencils. On the second day, the artist will learn simple compositions and design elements based on Zen tenets like balance and harmony. Artists will recreate this "boro" effect by placing their own papers 'quilt-like' onto cards, tags, boxes or small collages. They will return home feeling blessed by Buddha.

Supplies Needed for 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, canvas or cradled wood… ALL 8”x10” or smaller. 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

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

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


Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Jenny Doh
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Painting By Heart - 3 Day Acrylic


$ 495  

 

DAY 1
On the first day, I will demonstrate and teach a maximalist approach with numerous ways to help you manipulate and apply paint onto a canvas so that you can build up layers, avoiding over-blending and always maintaining a staccato-esque “grabability” with each layer. The first part of the class will move quickly on purpose, to get you to stop over-thinking and simply try the methods out quickly. Later in this first day, we will segue into legato-esque methods that allow our canvases to intersect with our intuitive subjects as we each make decisions, solve problems, and wrestle with the resounding “what next?” to bring forth a visual narrative onto the canvas.

DAYS 2 & 3
On the second and third days, we will embark on selecting one of our canvases from the first day to deliberately paint a subject using a photo reference. This reference can be a portrait, a figure, an animal, flowers, landscape … anything you want to paint, we can paint on top of a canvas in ways that will excite you and empower you as a painter. As time allows, you will toggle back and forth from the first-day canvas and the second/third day canvas to have two to three canvases that emerge as “finished” or almost finished. The result will be one where you leave class with a host of methods that allow you to paint intuitively and representationally.

TECHNIQUES
o Overview of tools and materials with principles of best practices in terms of handling paints and caring for tools
o Warm-up exercises to get our mindsets into new ways of thinking and seeing and feeling
o Demonstration and teaching of how to build layers of paint on a blank canvas using 15+ methods
o Discussion of concepts drawn from literature that have applicaions on how to overcome creative barriers during the creative process
o Discussion of lifelong journey involving how to make the art we make our own by reaching deep into who we are and allowing who we are to be expressed on our canvases
o Principles of solving problems and deciding when a work is finished or finished for the time being
o How to look at and discover concepts that the canvas communicates and how to coax such concepts out into distinctive imagery
o How to apply representational concepts onto the canvas by working with references and quiet the background, and when appropriate, to add shadows for still life-inspired images

SKILL LEVEL
All

MEDIUM
Acrylic paint on stretched canvas

STUDENTS NEED TO BRING TO CLASS
o 3-4 stretched canvases: 18x24 inches is a good size or something close to that size
o Fluid Acrylic paints by Golden:
o Titanium White
o Carbon Black
o Titan Buff
o Raw Umber
o Ultramarine Blue
o Cadmium Red (or pyrrole red)
o Diarylide Yellow
o OPTIONAL: Naples Yellow, Prussian Blue, Green Gold, Teal, Phthalo Green, Fluorescent Pink (heavy body)
o Heavy Body acrylics by Holbein
o Jaune Brilliant
o Aqua blue
o Acrylic inks: Golden High Flow acrylics in black and white
o Fineline precision applicators (gauge 20)
o Derwent inktense pencil (ink black)
o Palette knife
o SUBJECTS: Reference photos of subjects to that you’d like to paint on the second day stored on your smart phone or tablet (like an iPad), devices fully charged. If you have an old family photo, take a photo of that photo and store it onto your devise. Photos with high contrast (lights and darks) is recommended. If you don’t have a photo, I will have many photo references that you can use.
o PAINTBRUSHES: I use short flat brushes. They are also called “brights.” Do not bring long flats, which look like short flat/brights. I recommend either the Dick Blick Scholastic OR Robert Simmons Titanium, both available on dickblick.com.
o Blick Scholastic Wonder White Brushes (long blue handles)
o One size 12
o One size 20
OR
o Robert Simmons Titanium (long silver handles)
o One size 4
o One size 12
o EASEL: If you have a collapsible table easel (aluminum or wood) please bring it. If you don’t have an easel, bring a large roll of paper towels.
o MISC: Paper towels, baby wipes, apron, container for water

KIT FEE: If you bring paints as recommended and use your own paints, there is no kit fee. If you bring paints but don’t bring the ones I recommend and you end up using my paints, the fee will be $10 (to be paid to the instructor by cash or check at beginning of class)


 


Wednesday May 27

Mary Hettmansperger
9:00 - 4:30
Wednesday May 27

Torch Fired and Embedded Surfaces


$ 170  

 

Using torch firing in a variety of ways, students will make colorful and unique pieces of jewelry. Copper foil sheeting, wire, enamels, cold connections and embellishments will all be used to create layering and unusual effects in enameling. Patinas, texturing, and basic wire and metal applications will also be covered. Many torching techniques will be covered, such as adding Glass beads, silver foil, resist, sifting, embedding items, stencils, patinas and more. The focus will be the endless possibilities of torch fire enameling and the benefits of using tab bezels and boxes to connect when using enamels. Weaving techniques will also be covered to allow students to connect and embellish in unique and creative ways. 

Materials Fee $50 paid at beginning of class includes:

Includes all materials needed for the class

Tools Needed  to bring for Class:

Dust masks
Hammer
Bench block or small anvil
Bent nose pliers
Needlenose pliers
Wire cutters
Metal cutters

NOTE: I do bring “sharing” tools to share in the class – but do not have tools for individual use.

 


Erin Keck
9:00 - 4:30
Wednesday May 27

3D Paper Techniques for Dummies


$ 170  

 

In this workshop students will be taught several different techniques for creating multi dimensional effects using paper. Some of these techniques of which the basics will be covered include, Pergamano which is paper lace, Spirelli which is paper string art, and Paper quilling. Several paper folding techniques will also be covered such as teabag folding, and iris folding.
All of the techniques will be done with a vintage appearance to give a special curve to otherwise traditional styles.
Students will also cover a simple journal to give the appearance of an old book of which will hold all of the new creative techniques they will learn in this class.
Students will be able to take these techniques in the future and create awesome paper additions to their art.
 

Class Kit Fee $20.00 payable to instructor at beginning of class includes:
 

Student needs to provide:
 


Roxanne Lingle
9:00 - 4:30
Wednesday May 27

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)
 


Jacqueline Newbold
9:00 - 4:30
Wednesday May 27

Colors of France


$ 170  

 

Join in on this fun little journey to France! Let's spend a fun day imagining that we are on vacation painting our way through the warm sunshine countryside of southern France. With a few watercolor and art supplies, you will be ready to capture memories of your imaginary travels in a colorful and unique way. You will create a lasting memory of your travel adventures through painting watercolor paintings, adding mixed-media, and incorporating collected treasured items such as postcards, maps, napkins or wine labels. Jacqueline will share her favorite techniques on how to prepare pages for adding collected ephemera and treasured items to your travel art journal. This will be a great way to learn techniques that you can use to create a watercolor art journal while on any adventure. Summers in France are filled with colorful rolling fields of bright red poppies and cheerful sunflowers - all fun to paint. All levels welcome.


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

extra watercolor paint, artist tape, stencils, black gesso, white acrylic paint, matte medium, rubber stamps and ink, Masa paper

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

• Top quality watercolor paints (not student grade) and palette.
• Watercolor brushes in a variety of sizes such as Princeton Brush & Co. Series 4050: round #3, round #8, and a liner brush size #2 or #4
• Good quality watercolor paper such as Arches cold press watercolor blocks 7 x 10 or 9 x 12 or a good quality watercolor journal.
• A board and a clip to hold loose paper while painting
• Small cotton cloth or washcloth
• Pencil, eraser, permanent black ink pen, Uni-ball Signo White gel ink pen
• Water container and a small spray bottle
Optional: alphabet rubber stamps, washi tape for decorating journal pages, Posca paint markers.

A note about color from Jacqueline – Here are some of my favorite watercolors (Winsor Newton, Daniel Smith, Holbein, and Sennelier are some trusted brands): Cobalt blue, cerulean blue, French ultra-marine, permanent magenta, permanent rose, French vermilion, quinacridone red, new gamboge or Indian yellow, Hansa or lemon yellow, quinacridone gold.
Check out my blog post for ideas of a well-rounded watercolor palette: http://djnewbold.blogspot.com/2017/12/a-well-rounded-watercolor-palette.html
 


Libby Williamson
9:00 - 4:30
Wednesday May 27

Tea Bag Revival


$ 170  

 

NOTE: Sewing machine experience required. If you are traveling, we will have 5 machines available to share. Please contact glenny@artandsoulretreat.com if you live locally, and can bring your machine so we can reserve the five for others!
 

The lowly tea bag, when dried and emptied, becomes the foundation for a precious piece of art. Each tea bag will be enhanced with a collage using hand–painted papers provided for you. The addition of free-motion machine and hand stitching will unify your collection of tiny tea bags, and when combined will become a wondrous Art Quilt.

$30 Materials/Kit Fee paid to instructor at beginning of class includes:

one dozen tea bags (dried, prepped, and fused), background fabrics, a wide assortment of collage papers hand-painted by Libby, matte medium, Mistyfuse, embroidery threads, and use of tools and additional supplies.

Students should bring

an art apron, scissors, and, if possible, a sewing machine if you have one that has free-motion capability. There will be several sewing machines for the class to share.


Ruth Chandler
9:00 - 4:30
Wednesday May 27

Indigo Shibori: Arashi & Itajime


$ 165  

 


$25  kit payable to instructor at beginning of class will include:


Deb Prewitt
9:00 - 4:30
Wednesday May 27

Forgotten Places


$ 165  

 

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!!

 

 


 


Peggy Skrzekut
9:00 - 4:30
Wednesday May 27

Triplex


$ 165  

 

We will learn the basics of creative book folding - different types of books for the project you are going to work on, minimum and maximum number of pages for different patterns, various types of arrangements. In this class we will prepare our canvas, learn and create 3 separate book folding patterns, and arrange, combine and affix them on a canvas to create a wall-hung work of art.

Materials Fee $10 paid at beginning of class includes:

Canvas, paint, paintbrushes, glue, books to fold.

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

none


Wednesday Eve

Daniel Essig
6:30 - 9:30
Wednesday Eve

Centipede Stitch


$ 95  

 

The Caterpillar stitch is based on a historic sewing and intended as a decorative and structural binding. I refer to this stitch as the Centipede Stitch as I have modified the binding to be an embellishment on my book sculptures. The seemingly complicated stitch will be mastered after an evening of exploring three variations of this playful stitch. The Centipede Stitch can be attached to just about any material that is somewhat sturdy and where the front and back is easily accessible. With a little practice and patience the Centipede pattern can be converted to vines, roots, fossils, ribbons and more.

Materials Fee $20 paid at beginning of class includes:

Sample Board predrilled for three different Centipedes
Assortment of waxed linen thread
Needles
Other misc. materials or tools needed to complete the project

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

If you bring a finished book or other object to sew a centipede on you will need the following tools, otherwise I will supply you with everything needed.
Ruler
Sturdy awl
Small pliers
Scissors
Pencils
White eraser
 


Erin Keck
6:30 - 9:30
Wednesday Eve

Funky Steampunk Birds


$ 95  

 

Relax and enjoy this easy going, creative workshop.

In this workshop students will learn how to take craft birds and give them a total makeover. By adding embellishments consisting of found objects and mechanical odds and ends we will give our birds a special industrial look and then give them a special perch to sit upon. In class students will create one large and one small bird.

Kit fee $20.00 payable to instructor at beginning of class includes:
2 birds, bases, all embellishments and hardware.

Students need to bring:
lap towel, apron, basic jewelry tools, (chain nose pliers, round nose pliers, wire cutters)


Susan Curington
6:30 - 9:30
Wednesday Eve

Monarch Wing


$ 95  

 

We'll paint a close up of a Monarch Butterfly wing, polka dots and all, with acrylic paint and mediums. Learn how black is really never black, and explore using glazing techniques to achieve luminosity.

Materials Fee $10 paid at beginning of class includes:

All materials provided (canvas, paints, mediums, brushes, etc.) Take home a finished 8" x 8" painting.
 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

 Paint smock or apron

Optional items:
Favorite Acrylic brushes
 


Deb Prewitt
6:30 - 9:30
Wednesday Eve

Exploring Alcohol Inks


$ 95  

 

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.


Thursday May 28

Nicole Austin
9:00 - 4:30
Thursday May 28

Faux Leather Transfer Journal


$ 170  

 

Create your own unique faux leather journals with this easy and fun transfer technique! Your journal will look bold, and custom with your own unique twist. We'll be creating a traveler's notebook style journal cover and we will also create our own notebooks/pages to include inside the journals. (Choose between elastic style inserts or ring-bound. Both make great, re-usable options!) We'll make the pages for the journals in the beginning of class to include inside the journal so that you have some pages started before you leave class! We'll create at least two inserts using watercolor paper and an assortment of papers (or a variety of loose-leaf pages to include in a ring bound journal). In the end, you'll have a unique, faux leather-bound traveler's notebook style journal that you can use to take notes, make mixed media art journal spreads, or to use as you wish! If you have a particular image of your artwork, or a photograph you'd like to use, email it to me in advance and I'll print the image for you to use in class! (email: kinueko@kinueko.com)

Materials Fee $20 paid at beginning of class includes:

Collage paper pack full of unique assortment of handmade, scrapbook, recycled, vintage papers, faux leather, elastic cord or 2-ring binder mechanism, assorted transfer images to choose from, watercolor paper, etc
Use of shared materials: iron, wood panel , acrylic paint, spray ink, stencils, mark-making tools, embellishments, assortment of paper and ephemera to include as pages

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

*basic kit: scissors, glue stick, pencil, ruler
*self healing cutting mat
*awl
*hole punch (if making ring-bound journal)
*Fabri-tac glue
Optional items: *bring an iron, wood panel, old pillow case, and sewing machine if you're local or driving in to the retreat!
*if you'd like to transfer your own image, make sure to print the entire image onto t-shirt transfer paper for dark shirts (Avery brand works really well!). I will also have plenty of images to choose from! Email me with any questions: kinueko@kinueko.com
 


Jane Davies
9:00 - 4:30
Thursday May 28

Light Hearted


$ 170  

 

Ever feel like making art but you don’t know what to make? This workshop takes you on a journey of drawing, painting, and collage without having to ever wonder what you are making. You are making hearts! Take the most cliché, though still beloved, shape, and mix it up with mixed media. Combine techniques and materials in new ways and build confidence and freedom in the process. LOVE your art! Make hearts!

 

Materials Fee $5 paid at beginning of class includes:

? Cheap Drawing Paper for making collage papers and stencils
? A bunch of other cool stuff to share
? Heart-shaped Chocolate

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

? A stack of sturdy paper, 5”x7” or 6”x6”. We are working small, so bring LOADS of it. Bristol, printmaking paper, smooth watercolor paper (minimum 250 gsm) are all good choices. Don’t skimp on the paper.
? Acrylic paint – bring all of your colors; small tubes or bottles are fine
? Disposable palette
? Brushes
? Paint markers, such as Posca
? As many other drawing materials as you have: pencils, gel pens, Pitt Pens, graphite, colored pencils, water soluble crayons, markers, etc.
? Acrylic matte medium
? Collage papers: think pattern and color, NOT image. Bring opaque papers, not just tissue and deli papers.
? Scissors
? A roll of soft paper towels
? Any other bells, whistles, and bling you would like to use: glitter glue, inks, stamps, fabrics, threads, etc.
 


Daniel Essig
9:00 - 4:30
Thursday May 28

Hinged Mica Structures


$ 170  

 

Create mica structures with unexpected twists and turns. After a quick exploration with a paper models, we will create a series of mica and paper panels that will be hinged together into the sculptural books and objects. This workshop will take advantage of the translucent nature of the composite mica sheet. 

Materials Fee $30 paid to instructor at beginning of class includes:
Mica, handmade paper, tyvek and PVA 

Students need to bring:
Thin or light weight collage materials: decorative and text papers, photos, photo copies, sheet music, insect wings, leafs, feathers, etc.
Metal Ruler
Awl
Scissors
Pencil
White eraser
¼ or 3/8 inch palm chisel http://earthguild.com/products/woodwork/flexcut/flexpalm.htm
Exacto knife and blades
Small cutting mat
Small rubber brayer
 


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

Silver Fusing, Reticulation and Cold Connections


$ 175  

 

Students will learn to fuse and reticulate silver to copper allowing students to create unique and creative designs in jewelry and making miniature boxes and rattles. The possibilities are endless and Mary will show cold connections, bezels and boxes. Students will make several pieces of jewelry.

Materials Fee $62 paid at beginning of class includes:

Everything needed for the class including:
24 gauge copper sheeting
26 gauge silver sheeting
Findings and embellishments
All wires and cold connections
All patinas

Tools Needed  to bring for Class:

Hammer
Bench block
Texturing hammers if desired
Needle nose and bent nose pliers
Metal scissors or snips
Wire cutters
NOTE: I do bring “sharing” tools to share in the class – but do not have tools for individual use.


 


Erin Keck
9:00 - 4:30
Thursday May 28

Steampunk Journal


$ 170  

 

Are you a fan of Steampunk? Do you want to create a BIG, Beautiful work of art that will also be able to hold all of your creative dreams? Then you do not want to miss this workshop. Choose from a large assortment of supplied Steampunk Motifs to design and create your personalized journal. You will discover techniques to create a worn and aged patina effect on a wooden surface. Deco Art will be supplying everything to achieve our cool old rusty effects. We will also cover layering and building dimension. Leave this class with a finished large 8” X 10” Journal plus a wealth of knowledge to use in your future creations.
As in all of my classes, ALL SUPPLIES ARE PROVIDED.
Just bring an apron because creative fun can be messy!

•Kit fee $20.00 payable to instructor at beginning of class includes

EVERYTHING


 


Jacqueline Newbold
9:00 - 4:30
Thursday May 28

Fine Feathered Friends


$ 170  

 

The brightly colored Western bluebird and the majestic nocturnal barn owl are some of the fine feathered friends that we will paint in this watercolor and mixed-media workshop. Starting with fun, colorful watercolor washes, you will learn how to use granulating colors and control the paint to create loose, impressionistic bird paintings. These will be layered paintings using ribbons and lace as the final touch. Details will be added using darker colors and mixed-media acrylic supplies. We will play with adding inks, paints, collage, rubber stamps, ribbons, and other interesting items that enhance, enrich, and create these lively, beautiful paintings of birds.  


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

Watercolor paint samples, inks, masa paper, ribbons and lace, acrylic paints, rubber stamps and ink pads, collage paper, gouache, stencils, iridescent paints

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

• Top quality watercolor paints (not student grade) and palette.
• Watercolor brushes in a variety of sizes such as Princeton Brush & Co. Series 4050: round #3, round #8, and a liner brush size #2 or #4
• Good quality watercolor paper such as Arches cold press watercolor blocks 7 x 10 or 9 x 12
• A board and a clip to hold loose paper while painting
• A couple pieces of 9 x 12 watercolor paper or other acid free paper to mount our paintings on.
• YES Paste
• A small jar of acrylic gel medium, brush, and a brayer
• Small cotton cloth or washcloth, a pencil and eraser, small spray bottle, a permanent black ink pen, Uni-ball Signo white gel ink pen,
OPTIONAL: ribbons, rubber stamps of quotes or interesting designs, washi tape, and other fun items to add to your paintings. Sharpie oil-based paint pens or other colored markers

A note about color from Jacqueline – Here are some of my favorite watercolors (Winsor Newton, Daniel Smith, Holbein, and Sennelier are some trusted brands): Cobalt blue, cerulean blue, French ultra-marine, permanent magenta, permanent rose, French vermilion, quinacridone red, new gamboge or Indian yellow, Hansa or lemon yellow, quinacridone gold.
Check out my blog post for ideas of a well-rounded watercolor palette: http://djnewbold.blogspot.com/2017/12/a-well-rounded-watercolor-palette.html
 


Libby Williamson
9:00 - 4:30
Thursday May 28

Monsters, Dollies & Bunnies


$ 170  

 

NOTE: Sewing machine experience required. If you are traveling, we will have 5 machines available to share. Please contact glenny@artandsoulretreat.com if you live locally, and can bring your machine so we can reserve the five for others!

By channeling Dr. Frankenstein, we’ll hit the ground running by painting, onto canvas fabric, a few marvelous monsters or creatures of your choice. The paint must dry completely before we can proceed with the construction of our sweet lovelies. After lunch, when the paint is dry, we’ll stitch and stuff our magical dolls and watch them come to life. If you can bear to part with them, these special creatures might be gifted to a favorite friend; or perhaps they shall live with you forever.


$30 Materials/Kit Fee paid to instructor at beginning of class includes:

everything needed to create your magical creatures (fabrics, paint, machine and embroidery threads, beads and buttons, baubles and trims, and fiberfil stuffing) and the use of tools and equipment.

Student Supplies:

An art apron, scissors, and a wild imagination.
We will have several sewing machines in class to share. If possible, please bring a sewing machine that has free-motion ability.
 


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

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
 


Thursday Eve

Jane Davies
6:30 - 9:30
Thursday Eve

Kitchen Table Art


$ 95  

 

This is a workshop in making art with portable, non-messy, minimal supplies. “Dry” painting, it has been called. No buckets of water or tubes of paint necessary, and “clean-up” is a snap. Learn how to make expressive images wherever you are – on a plane, in a café, on the beach, in a cabin, or at your kitchen table – without compromising intensity of color or quality of the work. Discover new, convenient, art materials and techniques for quick, on-the-go, art sessions. I work in abstract imagery but feel free to  work in whatever genre you like.

Materials Fee $5 paid at beginning of class includes:

Card stock for substrate
A whole bunch of supplies to share: brush pens, colored pencils, crayons, oil pastels, gel pens, gel crayons, some collage paper, and more.

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Collage Papers
Scissors
Glue Stick
Pencils
Paint Markers, such as Posca
Fine-tip pens/markers such as Pitt Pens
Caran d’Ache NeoColor II water soluble crayons (a small set)
Water Brush (or several)

Optional:
Sketchbook
Gel pens, Pitt pens
Colored Pencils
Tempera Sticks
Gel Crayons
Any other bells and whistles you want to bring that are not “wet”.
 


Daniel Essig
6:30 - 9:30
Thursday Eve

Mica Cover


$ 95  

 

Create a unique book structure with a mica cover. We will utilize a commercially made mica product intended for lampshades. This translucent material makes for an excellent and intriguing alternative to more typical cover options. Our books will be sewn on tapes using a decorative and sturdy herring bone binding.

Students need to bring:
Thin or light weight collage materials: decorative and text papers, photos, insect wings, leafs, feathers, etc.

Metal Ruler
Awl
Scissors
Pencil
White eraser
¼ palm chisel http://earthguild.com/products/woodwork/flexcut/flexpalm.htm
Exacto knife and blades
Small cutting mat

MATERIALS FEE $20 paid to instructor at beginning of class includes:

Mica sheets
Text block
Waxed linen thread
Needles
PVA glue foam brush
Double stick tape
Other misc. materials or tools needed to complete the project


 


Ruth Chandler
6:30 - 9:30
Thursday Eve

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

 



 


Susan Curington
6:30 - 9:30
Thursday Eve

Dragonfly Magic


$ 95  

 

Create a magical moonlight scene in your favorite colors with acrylic paint and both water and medium. Make delicate dragonfly wings and grasses with a few intriguing masking techniques.

Materials Fee $15 paid at beginning of class includes:

All materials provided (canvas, paints, mediums, brushes, etc.) Take home a finished 8" x 16" painting
 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

 Paint smock or apron

Optional items:
Favorite Acrylic brushes
 


Caitlin Dundon
6:30 - 9:30
Thursday Eve

Spontaneous Journaling


$ 95  

 

Spontaneous Journaling is a fun evening workshop of play, bravery and learning to listen to your inner voice. Whether you are completely new to journaling or need to break through your artist’s block and really start creating - this workshop will help you fill page after page with color, brushstroke, mark making and writing too. Learn methods to let go of preconceived notions about what to paint and how to paint and allow spontaneous magic to happen as colors interact. Work with simple acrylic painting techniques to fill your journals with color. We’ll move paint from one journal to another and use tools at hand for stamping and making marks as well. Students will work with gesso and acrylic paints, but are welcome to add in other favorite media or work with stencils. Finally we will also work with some simple journal writing prompts to add lettering to your pages. Bring 3+ journals any sizes (can be already in progress) to add page after page of color, patterns, mark making, writing and fun.
 

Materials Fee $10 paid at beginning of class includes:

Additional colors acrylic paints
Black gesso
Toothpicks, candy apple sticks
makeup wedges and paper plates
Also: Sandpaper, Catalyst wedges, and Paint spreaders, stencils to share
 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Water container, paper towels
Brushes (1/2 inch and 1 inch flat)
4 oz. of white acrylic gesso (can be shared)
2-3 colors of acrylic paints (instructor recommends Golden heavy body)
3+ journals (any sizes, already started is fine)
pencil
optional: Catalyst wedges, old credit cards or plastic paint spreaders, stencils, writing tools (pencils, PITT pens, Microns, colored pencils, Posca paint pens)
 


Erin Keck
6:30 - 9:30
Thursday Eve

Game Piece Bracelet


$ 95  

 

In this workshop we will reminisce of a time before the cell phones, the iPads, and all of the modern day distractions. As we sift through the treasure trove of vintage game pieces provided, we will be taken back to a time when families and friends gathered around game boards to have fun and relax.
In this easy and fun class students will have the opportunity to select game pieces to alter to fit onto a Bracelet. Brightly colored beads will be added to give even more excitement to this fun bracelet. Students will be instructed in basic jewelry skills. Everyone will leave with a finished Bracelet to add to their jewelry collection.
This class is for all skill levels. 

Materials Fee $20 paid at beginning of class includes:

everything needed for the class

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

a smile


Thursday & Friday

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

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
 


Melanie Audet
9:00 - 4:30
Thursday & Friday

Pattern Play with Natural Dyes


$ 365  

 

This class will be held at the Textiles West Innovation Lab. Rides will be arranged when you arrive and check in with the A&S Office

In this two day class, participants will learn how to create pattern and texture on silk scarves and fabric samples using various surface design techniques such as shibori, stamping, thermofax, monoprinting and painting using natural dyes. Participants will learn how to mordant fabric, use natural dye baths, how to use thickened mordants to achieve various shades of color on one piece of cloth, how to use thickened dye extracts as well as using a dye/mordant solution to affix color onto the fabric surface. Students will walk away not only with scarves and fabric samples, but also with the knowledge and know-how to do it at home.

Materials Fee $30 paid at beginning of class includes:

Scarves/material
shibori tools
surface design tools
dyes
chemicals 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Gloves
Apron
notebook
binder
plastic sleeves to hold samples
label stickers
pen/pencil
small T-Pins

Optional items:
-personal stamps, thermofax or any other type of mark making tool I.e potato mashers, stencils
-linoleum cutting tools to make your own stamp
 


Friday May 29

Nicole Austin
9:00 - 4:30
Friday May 29

Social Media 101


$ 170  

 

Do you feel lost when it comes to the world of social media? Would you like to learn how to use Instagram and Facebook to connect with other artists, share your artwork, or network with other creatives? Would you like to begin a side biz selling your art online, and/or boost sales for your current art business? Not interested in starting a business or selling your art? No worries--this workshop is also perfect if you would just like to learn how to interact with other artists, improve your photo taking and editing skills and creating artful online communities and connections! In this workshop, you'll learn:
* how to set up an Instagram account and Facebook page
* how to take beautiful photos that showcase your artwork, and/or your art business in a way that is natural and personal
* how to enhance your Instagram profile so you can build a following
* the difference between #hashtags and @tagging people on social media (and how/when to use them!)
* how to create and engage with a Facebook group (for social or business purposes)
* how to interact with your audience using stories, IGTV, and live videos
* the difference between a personal and business account on Instagram
* the features of a business account
* how to sell your art and advertise your workshops/offerings directly from your Instagram
* how to take the next steps in converting your followers to customers by creating an email list

 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

*Smartphone (don't forget your charger!)
*Laptop and/or tablet
*Some of your artwork (or photos of your artwork on your phone/laptop that you have taken ahead of time)
*optional: notebook/journal and pen if you like to take written notes (I am a visual artist and process ideas better when I write things down and/or doodle while I write notes!)
 


Jenny Doh
9:00 - 4:30
Friday May 29

Gouach Portrait Painting


$ 175  

 

WHAT THE GOUACHE?!
Gouache performs like watercolor but its constitution allows layers to build up in an opaque fashion, which is not possible to achieve through watercolor. Its constitution is also different from acrylics because there is no plastic in the medium, which allows it to move very much like watercolor and also it dries with a uniquely matte sheen that is unlike acrylic and unlike pure watercolor.

SUPPLIES & ORGANIZATION
I will share details of my supplies and my organizational methods, as well as tips on how to draw accurately, and the fundamentals of color mixing. I will also share finishing methods that I consider the final magical moments of gouache portrait painting.

FROM VALUES TO COLOR
The first part of class will be about drawing our subject and then painting the subject with black gouache that we mix into light, medium, and dark values. The second part of class will be about adding color to the value painting in a truly exciting way that will lead each enrolled artist to experience gouache success.

TECHNIQUES
o Overview of tools and materials with principles of best practices in terms of handling gouache paints, and caring for tools
o Basic principles of color-mixing
o How to prepare the substrate
o How to make a rough drawing of subject
o How to start painting the values from light, medium to dark
o How to add color onto the value painting
o How to add finishing touches

SKILL LEVEL
All

MEDIUM
Gouache paint on paper

KIT FEE: $15 (to be paid to the instructor by cash or check at time of class)
Includes 2 pieces of 300 lb paper (which is expensive but totally worth it and accounts for most of the fee) and gouache paint

STUDENT SUPPLY LIST TO BRING TO CLASS
For your convenience, I will provide my favorite paper (300 lb hot press) and gouache paint for each participant. This will help you use and understand my favorite paints before you make the investment into buying actual paints from my list. So in terms of what else you need to bring, here is the list:
o SUBJECTS: Reference photos of people’s faces stored on your smart phone or tablet (like an iPad), devises fully charged. If you have an old family photo, take a photo of that photo and store it onto your devise. Photos with high contrast (lights and darks) is recommended. If you don’t have a photo, I will have many photo references that you can use.
o PAINTBRUSHES: I use short flat brushes. They are also called “brights.” For gouache work, I like the Trekell brand of Golden Taklon Bright 2010 Series (6-inch handle in sizes 2, 4, 6, and 8) brushes that you can find on trekell.com. If you decide to go with a different brand of brushes just make sure to get either Golden Taklon or a synthetic nylon brush. Please don’t bring hog bristle brushes.
o Butcher Tray (7.5 x 11 inches) This is an optional item. This is what I use as my palette. The white metal tray with a blue rim. If you don’t want to get this, please bring palette paper.
o MISC: Paper towels, apron, container for water, water mist bottle

 


 


Ruth Chandler
9:00 - 4:30
Friday May 29

Ruth's Favorite Apron


$ 165  

 

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!
 


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

Copper and Alternative Book Covers


$ 170  

 

Using canvases as the base for both books, boxes and wall art, students will create several wall art pieces incorporating copper sheeting, wire, screen, foil and other interesting materials. Students will collage using papers and woven elements. Several book styles will be options using papers, mica and canvas and creating a metal door and hinge. Patinas, texturing, and metal applications will also be covered. The focus of this class is to create interesting wall collages and learn to utilize copper for book covers. It is a low-tech process with fabulous results. Students should make several during class.

Materials Fee $50 paid at beginning of class includes:

24 gauge copper sheeting
canvases
Findings and embellishments
All wires and cold connections
Mica, paper and embossing materials
All patinas


Tools Needed  to bring for Class:

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


 


Anni Schwabe
9:00 - 4:30
Friday May 29

Mindful Offerings


$ 170  

 

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

We will learn to make 3-D items out of plaster wrap. In my samples, a moon, a leaf, a boat, a platter, a medallion, a door that opens and other elements are all 3-D items we will make in this class.

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

Supply Fee- $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:
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
other: www.picturetrail.com/handgathered

 


Friday & Saturday

Jane Davies
9:00 - 4:30
Friday & Saturday

The Elements of Abstract Composition


$ 340  

 

In my own art practice and in teaching, I realize more and more that making art is about seeing. Certainly, there is technique involved, but it is what you do with it that counts. This workshop pares down the techniques to a minimum and gets at the meat of abstract visual language. We will explore elements and fundamental concepts of composition through collage, crayons, markers, and other accessible media. This playful approach offers you a path into art-making that does not require a substantial investment in materials, one that you can engage in at the kitchen table or in your sketchbook while traveling. You can also use it as way to generate studies if you already have a regular art practice.

Materials Fee $5 paid at beginning of class includes:

 Card stock to use as a substrate
 Some collage papers to share
 A few bells and whistles
 Chocolate, if you are good.

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

 A sketchbook
 Scissors
 A glue stick
 Papers for collage, mostly solid color, such as: colored card stock, solid color origami paper, Color-Aid, large samples of house paint, construction paper, your own hand-painted paper. You may include a few patterns. The papers should be opaque, not tissue or deli paper.
 Pencils
 Fine felt-tip pens such as Pitt Pens
 Paint Markers, such as Posca
 Water soluble crayons such as Caran d’Ache or oil pastels as an alternative


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

Spirit Protectors


$ 340  

 

I created my first Spirit Protectors during a particularly difficult time in my life and I can’t seem to stop. I absolutely love making these & I would love to teach you how!
On day one of this two day workshop, I will teach you my favorite surface design techniques on metal. We will explore leaf printing, faux etching, texturizing, metal transfers, and I will bring several products that will add solid color to your metal. We will prepare our wooden bases & create cool funky faces for our figures.
On the second day I will share my favorite tips & tricks to achieve balance, contrast & a powerful composition. We will cut up our tin, combine it with the metal that we made on the first day & I will show you how to make beautiful woven pieces out of metal strips. You will learn simple cold connection techniques, no glue here, as well as how to safely & properly operate tools.
Finally we will put it all together to create two figurative assemblages attached to a wooden base.
Each base is approximately 5”x7” which is used for the body only. After adding the head & legs your Spirit Protector can be as large as your imagination can take you!
You will leave with at least one finished piece, however most people complete 2 in this workshop.
No experience necessary, just plan to come & have a blast!
 

Materials Fee $35 paid at beginning of class includes:

2 wooden bases prepped with gesso. tin for faux etching, all hardware, screws, nuts & bolts, nails & wire, paint, glaze, gel medium, clear coat, gilders paste, hanging hardware & most tools.

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, especially the 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 weeks prior to class at lklight@copper.net.

-TIN SNIPS, Please bring these, my favorite for cutting thin metal
http://www.bsueboutiques.com/product-p/tool07900.htm

-BALL PEAN HAMMER

-GLOVES to protect your hands from sharp metal

-2 or 3 small & medium PAINT BRUSHES

-Small PHILLIPS HEAD SCREWDRIVER, PH-1

-PLIERS

-A PENCIL, FINE TIP SHARPIE that works(!) & A RULER

-EAR PLUGS

-TIN, a variety of sizes & colors. Old, new, plain, printed. I often find cookie tins in thrift stores, antique stores, on ebay & garage sales. I also search online for “vintage tins”. Please bring at least 15 pieces, it can be cut flat ahead of time for travel. Half of your tin should be at least 9 inches long, and the other half should be at least 7 inches long. If you are cutting up whole tins at home, try using a can opener on the bottom of the tin, it makes it much easier to cut. This does not always work, it depends on the tin & sharpness of your can opener.
I will have a small amount of tin to share, Feel free to bring extra to share & trade

-A WATER CUP

-METAL
3 pieces, 4 x 6 OR LARGER of brass, copper & tin, thin enough to cut with tin snips, which I will have in class. Metal absolutely must be  these specific metals or the process will not work, no aluminum please.
Thin brass or sheet metal is available at ACE Hardware, K&S brand...
TIN- http://www.acehardware.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3693093
BRASS- http://www.acehardware.com/product/index.jsp?productId=106613126
COPPER- http://https://www.acehardware.com/departments/hardware/metal-sheets-and-rods/sheet-metal/5267463
K&S measures metal by thickness not gauge and it is listed in the product description before the size. A good thickness is .010. The thickness isn’t super important, you’ll need to be able to cut it with scissors.

-FOUND OBJECTS for arms & legs if you would like to use something other than metal. Please see sample photos for ideas.

OPTIONAL
-A CHARGED CORDLESS DRILL, CHARGER & 3 tiny drill bits, 1/16”. Please bring this if at all possible. I will be bringing 3 drills but if it is a large class you might have to wait. We will be using the drill often during the workshop.

-A CROP-A-DILE or METAL PUNCH and a & TINY JEWELERS PUNCH if you have one. If not, don’t worry about it.

-STENCILS for Faux Etching, I will have plenty to share but bring your own if you have favorites.

-A BENCH BLOCK & CUSHION if you have one.
 


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

Natures Bounty


$ 340  

 

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:
2-3 sheets of Arches 90lb. Hot Press Watercolor Paper (22”x30”) & optional - silk scarf from Dharma

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

- 2 - 3 sheets of Stathmore Printmaking Paper (22”x30” ea.), various Plant, Floral, & Organic Materials to print & dye with, Wool & Muslin Fabric, Handouts, & all materials needed to eco print.
 


Lisa Renner
9:00 - 4:30
Friday & Saturday

You Make My Head Spin(dle)!


$ 340  

 

In this workshop you will create a uniquely abstract figure, using numerous and varied materials all to be powered by your imagination! The two days will encompass fabricating a polymer clay head, lavishly embellished, that tops a 9” antique wooden spindle (think giant spool!) serving as the body -an open canvas to decorate as you desire. Your finished piece should be approximately 14-15” in height.
Day 1: Head and Techniques
We will take mixed media to the max using polymer clay, paint, beads, chalk, gorgeous gilding pastes and a whole lot more in our process. Basic anatomical head proportions will be discussed as you use polymer clay and a simple armature to form the head for your figure. The face begins with a mold (I will have several to choose from for class use) and you will be shown ways to modify the features to customize it to your liking. Eyes can be open or closed. The nose can be elongated or shortened. The face can be beautified with “make-up” or rustic with texture. No two will look alike! I will demonstrate an optional crackle technique for the face that can add an aura of intrigue. 
The artful headdress you make from blended or scrap clay can be textured and gilded with metal leaf and will adorn the head like an unconventional crown- dazzling with a crest of sparkling beads! I will have a selection of glass beads in an array of colors and sizes for you to choose from but please feel free to bring some favorite beads from home. This is an excellent way to repurpose old jewelry that may be unwearable but still meaningful to you, so if you have a jewelry component you would like to feature in the crown (or on the body) please bring it. I will also demonstrate my version of Faux Raku on polymer which you can optionally add to the head. (If you want to apply this, please bring a small container of Golden’s Micaceous Iron Oxide).
Day 2: Finish the Head and Decorate The Body
The “body” of the figure is a 9” antique wooden spindle (or textile bobbin). When designing this workshop I wanted to repurpose these beautiful spindles to function as an unusual body, and wrapping them with multi-textural threads and fibers in varying thickness and colors really seemed the appropriate artistic treatment. You could also use fabric strips, dyed wool roving, scarves, dyed cheesecloth, jute or other cording. (Some fibers and trim will be provided, but bring your own special textile elements from home!). Or if you prefer it can be painted, decoupaged, or embellished with clay or other items you bring from home. I will demo how to make a polymer clay Faux Enamel disc, or heart-shaped bead for an added element. The world is your oyster here! Let your imagination be your guide when choosing elements to bring to really make this figure your own. I hope you’ll join me!
 
Supply fee: $35.00 includes:
*polymer clay for the face and head*, head armature, dowel, a 9” antique wooden spindle (Each spindle has a 3” round base on the top and bottom with the wooden center measuring about 1 ½” in diameter), and use of all supplies and tools provided by teacher including: metal leaf, chalk, apoxie sculpt, some glass beads, molds, texture implements for distressing the face and headdress, powder release for molds, clay shapers, crackle supplies, Faux Raku supplies (other than Micaceous Iron Oxide), rubber stamps, liquid clay, gilding pastes, metallic paints (for cap on head), flesh colored paint, materials for Faux Enamel technique, Dremel, batting and foil (to bake the heads), gloves, some fibers and trim, and a detailed handout with full instructions. [*Note: The clay provided for the face and head is original white Sculpey which is what I use for my figures. If you prefer to bring different clay for the head such as Premo, you will need about 3-4 (2 oz. each) packages]

Students Bring to class:
• Polymer clay:
For the crown- head-dress: 2-3 packages (total) of desired colors (suggestion: Premo Antique Gold, Black and 18 K Gold or Copper make a nice blend) Or you can bring scrap clay and make a blend

For the Disk or Heart bead: 1 package (2oz) Premo (will only need a portion package)- Black is recommended, but any color can be used-even scrap clay

• Acrylic rod for rolling clay
• Pasta machine (The machine is the easiest and quickest way to condition and roll the clay but if you don’t have one you can use the acrylic rod).
• Favorite clay tools and sculpting tools (teacher will have a few slicing blades and clay shapers to share but best to have your own if you have them, along with any other tools you like to sculpt with).
• Cheap acrylic paint: in Burnt Umber for antiquing the face and cheap 1” natural bristled paint brush
• Beads, crystals, pearls and/or jewels of various sizes for crown (I will have some to supplement but I highly recommended to bring some of your own)
• Paper towels, small jar or container for water
Materials for decorating the body:
• If you want to use textiles, bring: Suggestions: Colorful fibers/threads/cording/ribbons, yarn, dyed wool roving, beaded trim, lace, scarves, fabric strips, Sari silk ribbon, feathers, dyed cheesecloth, etc. Look for variation in texture and color.
• Scissors, Thick white glue such as Weldbond or Aleen’s Tacky Glue- or your favorite fabric glue, Needle and thread for tacking.

• If you want to decoupage papers onto the body bring: small paint brush, Small container of matte medium like Mod Podge Matte, and pieces of decorative paper or ephemera (pages from old books, dictionary, maps, interesting text, tissue paper, decorative napkins, floral imagery, abstract imagery, anything you like that fits a theme you wish to illustrate).
• If you want to paint the body bring: desired colors of acrylic paint and various sizes of your favorite brushes
Optional:
Rhinestones, Rhinestone chain, sequins, buttons, charms, dark annealed or rusty wire for added embellishment
If you want to do the Faux Raku Technique, bring: Micaceous Iron Oxide, & 3-4 small stiff paint brushes
apron


 

 

 

  


Saturday May 30

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

Embellished Spine Journal


$ 170  

 

Create your own hard back art journal filled with a gorgeous assortment of paper and embellished with vibrant, textured ribbons. In the first half of class, we'll construct the journal: painting the covers, creating our own unique collage papers for the inside pages, combining an assortment of paper (handmade, vintage, printed, etc) for the inside pages, and embellishing the spine with ribbon, fabric, textiles, beads, etc. Then, we'll begin using our journals and create at least one art journal spread as we play with acrylics, oil pastels, spray inks, and more!

Materials Fee $20 paid at beginning of class includes:

Collage paper pack full of unique assortment of handmade, scrapbook, recycled, vintage papers, watercolor paper, etc.,
Use of shared materials: acrylic paint, heavy gel medium, spray ink, stencils, mark-making tools, embellishments, assortment of paper and ephemera to include as pages, ribbons, beads

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

*basic kit: scissors, glue stick, pencil, ruler
*two 8"x10" canvas panels
*self healing cutting mat
*awl
Optional items: you are welcome to bring your own fibers, ribbons, embellishments, beads, etc. or your own paints, sprays, stencils, stamps--but I will have plenty to share!
 


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

Intro into Fabric Painting


$ 170  

 

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
  


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

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


Vinda Robison
9:00 - 4:30
Saturday May 30

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
 


Melanie Audet
9:00 - 4:30
Saturday May 30

Painting with the Earth


$ 175  

 

This class will be held at the Textiles West Innovation Lab. Rides will be arranged when you arrive and check in with the A&S Office

This class teaches students how to use earth minerals to color fabric. Known as mineral painting, students will learn how to make and mordant fabric with soy milk and how to directly apply minerals to fabric using stamps, paintbrushes and thermofax screens. Students will create samples and scarves to take home. This is a one day class.

Materials Fee $15 paid at beginning of class includes:

Scarves/material
mineral paints and chemicals
 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Gloves
Apron
notebook
binder
plastic sleeves to hold samples
label stickers
pen/pencil
small T-Pins

Optional items:
-personal stamps, thermofax or any other type of mark making tool I.e potato mashers, stencils
-linoleum cutting tools to make your own stamp
 


Saturday AM

Carol Nelson
9:00 - 12:00
Saturday AM

Metals & Acrylics


$ 100  

 

This class is about incorporating the look of metals into abstract compositions. You will learn to prepare, and use, in an abstract painting, materials such as embossed aluminum foil, hammered wire, metallic glue gun shapes, rust paper, metallic paints, and metal embellishments. Mixed media paintings containing metallic elements have a soft glow and shine that only real metals can provide.

Materials Fee: $15  payable to Instructor at class time includes:
Aluminum and copper wire
Gold and Copper Metal Leaf
Parchment paper
Selection of metal embellishments
Red rosin paper
Golden Fluid Iridescent Paints
Specialty art papers
Use of instructors’ embossing folders, anvils, hammers
 

 Supply list students should bring:
Golden Fluid Acrylics. -(Carol’s must have colors are Quinacridone Nickel Azo Gold, Turquoise Phthalo, Quinacridone Magenta, Carbon Black, and Titanium White)

Gel Medium, regular

Supports – 1 cradled wood panel size 6x6 or 8x8 inches
NO LARGER SIZES PLEASE (it’s only a 3 hour class.)
***Please gesso panel before class***
***Please gesso panel before class****

Heavy duty Reynolds aluminum foil

Glue gun and glue sticks (if you have one, or we can share)

Selection of brushes suitable for w/c and acrylic, small palette knife
Spray water bottle, papertowels, scissors, palette, etc.
Small needle nose pliers
Any collage ephemera you may have (optional)

 

 

 


 


Saturday AFT

Carol Nelson
1:30 - 4:30
Saturday AFT

Foam Plate Abstracts


$ 100  

 

Do you paint using a disposable styrofoam plate as your palette? This class will show you how to create beautiful abstract compositions using your leftover used palettes. You will learn Carol’s simple technique for turning waste into treasure. Each student will create one or more 6x6 or 5x7 abstracts.

Materials Fee: $10 payable to Instructor at class time includes:
YES paste, texture mediums, use of templates, Hefty heavy-duty foam plates, GAC 800, instructional handouts.            
 

 Supply list students should bring:Golden Fluid Acrylics - Carol’s must have colors are Quinacridone Nickel Azo Gold, Quinacridone Magenta, Turquoise (Phthalo), Carbon black, and Titanium white.
Cradled wood panel – 6x6 inch, or 5x7 inch ONLY. Nothing larger. Please gesso your panel before class. Canvas board panels may also be used.
Short handled synthetic brushes - 3/4 inch flat brush, and small detail brush
Ball point pen
Large water container (32 oz) Don’t be one of those people trying to use an 8 oz water
glass to hold your water. Your colors will be more vibrant if you have a clean brush.
Spray water bottle (an old hairspray bottle works great), scissors, paper towels, small palette knife (1 inch blade), spray alcohol bottle (optional)
 


Saturday Eve & Sunday Eve

Jacqueline Sullivan
6:30 - 9:30
Saturday Eve & Sunday Eve

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

 


 


Saturday & Sunday

Caitlin Dundon
9:00 - 4:30
Saturday & Sunday

Mixed Media Dream Florals


$ 340  

 

Join mixed media artist, author, instructor and calligrapher Caitlin Dundon for a fabulous, energizing and inspirational two day workshop! We will start with the basics of your background substrate starting with collage versus painted and gessoed backgrounds. Work on sheets of watercolor paper or bring your favorite canvas or wood panels. The workshop will cover the basics of simple collage with a variety of papers (or use your own color laser printed photos or magazine photos) using acrylic soft gels and working with a “Dream Floral theme or students can choose to work with abstract imagery or another theme of their choosing. We will explore image collage working with simple imaginary floral collages and painted flowers. Then we will discover the magic of layering in mixed media using acrylic painting techniques, stamping, stenciling and more including: gesso washes, sgraffito and mark-making, using non-brush wedges/tools for painting, acrylic soft gel collage, tinted gel collage, rubber stamping with gesso, paint and permanent stamp pads, stenciling with paint and gesso, reverse stenciling, stamped and collaged papers, crackle gel, color glazing, hand lettering, stamped and collaged lettering.

Students will benefit from daily handouts and critiques with helpful tips for individual problem solving for layout, color and texture. Finally, the class will review a variety of drawing/ink pens/brush pens and fine brushes for adding details like outlines, line work and lettering including dip pens, Pitt pens/Microns, China Markers, Posca pens and Golden high flow and acrylic ink.

Materials Fee $20 paid at beginning of class includes:

additional colors acrylic paints (heavy body and high flow)
black gesso
collage papers (novel newsprint, tissue paper, rice paper, mulberry paper, decorative paper)
rubber stamps and stencils to share
acrylic glazing liquid
paper plates
makeup wedges
tools/wedges to share
crackle gel
China Marker
FW white acrylic ink, High flow black, brown, blue
Posca pens
sandpaper
tracing paper
graphite transfer paper
Caran D’ache white pencils
 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

qty. 6 sheets, 11 inch x 14 inch hot press watercolor paper (like 140 lb. Fabriano Artistico) or OPTIONAL bring 4 sheets of watercolor paper and 2 qty. 11 inch x 14” canvas or wood panels
water container
assorted brushes for acrylics (instructor recommends 1 inch flat or mop brush and quarter inch flat, plus smaller pointed brushes for detail work)
paper towels
baby wipes
8 oz. jar of white acrylic gesso
8 oz. jar of acrylic soft gel in matte, gloss or semi-gloss
2-3+ colors of acrylic heavy body or fluid acrylics
scissors
ball point pen
Optional: bring your own floral reference for inspiration (color laser printed photos (not inkjet), calendar page, magazine photo etc.), bring your own assortment of decorative papers to collage, rubber stamps/stencils, heat tool


Sunday May 31

Nicole Austin
9:00 - 4:30
Sunday May 31

Face to Face


$ 170  

 

In this workshop, we'll learn the basics in drawing simple-yet-beautiful faces and how to add a bit of color, texture, shading, and highlights to bring our faces to life! No drawing experience necessary! We'll be painting our pages with acrylic paint to start as they make perfect backgrounds to sketch with water soluble pencil (easy to erase and change our faces as we go)--so if you can, paint a few pages in your journal with solid colors of acrylic paint and let dry before class. I'll show you how to shade using Stabilo pencil and a waterbrush, and add color, shading and highlights to the face with two separate mediums: acrylic paint and oil paint sticks. Both are a lovely way to start adding life and dimension to the face and they produce some satisfying results!

Materials Fee $20 paid at beginning of class includes:

Collage paper pack full of unique assortment of handmade, scrapbook, recycled, vintage papers, tissue paper, etc., Stabilo pencil
Use of shared materials: acrylic paint, spray ink, stencils, mark-making tools, etc
 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

*basic kit: scissors, glue stick, pencil
*Art Journal (about 9x12" Canson XL or Strathmore or Dylusions. Something with mixed media weight paper)
*Shiva oil paint stick (Titanium White, Yellow Ochre, and optional Aliziron Crimson or other red/pink color)
Optional items: Stencils, stamps, spray ink, acrylic paint, collage paper (if you have favorites, bring them, but I'll have plenty to share!)
 


Leighanna Light
9:00 - 4:30 & 6:30 - 9:30
Sunday May 31

Ruby's Book


$ 250  

 

In this workshop I will teach you how to create this funky, functional book with multiple size pages, pockets, folders and envelopes to store your secrets and goodies.
Learn simple bookmaking skills as well as a variety of collage and surface design techniques using gesso, ink, glaze & paint with non traditional mark making tools. 
These make excellent travel journals or special individual books to house your memories from a special event. The final book will be approximately 9” x 7”. 
I hope you can join us for a. fun creative day of art making!

Materials Fee $20 paid at beginning of class includes:

needle, thread, fibers, beads, glaze, envelopes to paint, wax paper, sandpaper, plain paper to add to your book.

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 weeks prior to class at lklight@copper.net.

WATERCOLOR PAPER, 2 sheets, 140 pound, 22” x 30” sheet. Please bring this size & do not tear. You can fold it in half or roll it for packing purposes.

WHITE GESSO, Utrecht Artists' Acrylic Gesso, White, Medium Bodied, 16 oz.
This is a very thick gesso that works well for this project. If you have another brand of gesso that is thick (the consistency of yogurt) feel free to bring it. http://www.utrechtart.com/Utrecht-Artists-Acrylic-Gesso--White--Medium-Bodied-MP9000-i1004379.utrecht

PAINT, any paint will do, I prefer chalk paint for a natural, non glossy finish. Bring at least 3 of your favorite colors.

PVA GLUE, 4 oz.

A BONE FOLDER, BOOK BINDING AWL, PENCIL & METAL RULER

PAINT BRUSHES, several 1 inch or larger

A CRAFT HEAT GUN, usually available at Michaels

PAPER and FABRIC SCRAPS, tissue paper, eco dyed paper, handmade paper, lace, fabric or anything else that you would like to add to your pages.
A cup for water, an apron, rags or paper towels

OPTIONAL

ADIRONDACK DYE RE-INKERS, NOT Alcohol ink
2 or 3 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.
Stencils & stamps, I bring plenty to share, but feel free to bring your favorites.

SARI RIBBON & WAXED LINEN, I supply this but please bring your own if you have a specific color preference.


 


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

Thread Art Bowl


$ 170  

 

Sewing machine experience is required for this class.If you are traveling, we will have 5 machines available to share. If you live locally, please bring your machine and let us know so we can reserve the five for others!

Gather up all those little bits of thread, fabrics, yarn and lace that you have been collecting in your sewing room. Laurie will help you turn the cuttings from your studio floor into these beautiful and functional art bowls.  

Laurie will have fabric and fibers kits available for $15 if you need one.  

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

Printed instructions, extra class supplies, needles and wire

Supplies You Need to Bring to Class:
 2-3 gallon size bags of bits, fibers, yarns and fabric scraps, even those you no longer like but feel guilty about throwing them away

Thread to compliment or contrast with fibers

Sewing Machine

Open toe foot a must

If local bring your own sewing machine, if traveling please reserve one.

Optional:

Extra bobbins
Small objects to work into the rim, buttons, med size beads, drilled stones or seashells etc.


Trish McKinney
9:00 - 4:30
Sunday May 31

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 and art journaling through repurposing an old book using
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 and give your imagination permission to play! No art, drawing, or painting experience necessary to enjoy this class – only a willingness to
play!

Materials Fee $15 paid at beginning of class includes:

- Old Book, Inspirational Collage Materials & Ephemera, Handouts
- Trish will provide Students with Golden Fluid Acrylics, Matte Medium, & Gesso, Brushes, StencilGirl Stencils, Stamps & Funky Textural Elements
 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Various Personal Inspirational Ephemera - ie, scraps of fun papers, words to collage, old photo-copied letters & photos, old sheets of music, poetry and favorite verses to collage – have fun searching for creative inspiration!
- wax paper, spray water bottle, your favorite mark-making tools, & scissors
 


Jacqueline Sullivan
9:00 - 4:30
Sunday May 31

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


Susan Curington
9:00 - 4:30
Sunday May 31

Foxglove Meadow


$ 170  

 

Learn to make sunlit foxglove bending in the breeze by using acrylic paint, maskit and mediums. We will cover shadowing & shading to create depth, warm & cool colors and basic composition. There will be plenty of room for individual expression and exploration. Gain new skills and take home a finished painting.

Materials Fee $15 paid at beginning of class includes:

All materials provided (canvas, paints, mediums, brushes, etc.) Take home a finished 10" x 20" painting

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Paint smock or apron

Optional items:
Favorite Acrylic brushes
 


Liz Kettle
9:00 - 4:30
Sunday May 31

Rust and Stitch: Marks from Nature


$ 170  

 

This class will be held at the Textiles West Innovation Lab. Rides will be arranged when you arrive and check in with the A&S Office

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

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

Needles-hand stitching (I prefer chenille needles) and favorite threads including normal sewing thread, floss and perle cotton.
Paper: papers that can handle some water such as cotton rag, watercolor, older book paper
Any rusty things you have on hand. If you are flying don’t worry about this. We will have plenty to share.
 


Anni Schwabe
9:00 - 4:30
Sunday May 31

Flora & Fauna


$ 170  

 

Using wire as our substrate, we will create an ethereal study of Earth’s living elements, plant and animal, to create a wall hanging. I have lately been experimenting with transparency and translucency in my work. The juxtaposition of hard wire and soft papers creates an interesting way to let the light in.

We will be exploring the many ways to use various papers that lend themselves perfectly to this art: tea bags, rice paper, tissue and more. We will be embedding natural elements like cicada wings and pressed flowers between two papers. We will also be forming leaves, pods and critters with soft wire, some of which dangle and swing freely within the frames, utilizing positive and negative space.

Materials Fee $ 20.00 paid to instructor at beginning of class includes:
All the wire and wire elements, papers, beads, embossing powder, paper punches, crackle medium, paint, board, nail polish, needle and thread and extra of everything

Supplies Needed to bring for Class:
Gel medium, tacky glue, ruler, soft paint brushes, craft knife, scissors, jewelry grade pliers: needle nose, flat nose, round nose, wire cutter, a hammer and small metal anvil block (available at most craft stores in the jewelry dept.). Any flat natural elements like insect wings, dried and pressed flowers and leaves. Silhouette images of animals (wolf, hawk, bear, fish, etc.) no bigger than 3 x 3 inches, spray bottle, paper towels
Optional: Apron, paper punches of natural elements


Sunday Eve & Monday

Carol Nelson
6:30 - 9:30 & 9:00 - 4:30
Sunday Eve & Monday

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.
   

 

 

 

 




 


   


Sunday & Monday

Jane Davies
9:00 - 4:30
Sunday & Monday

Unpacking Pattern


$ 340  

 

Pattern can be seductive. It is relatively easy to make beautiful patterns from very basic tools. The simplest mark, repeated over and over, unfolds like magic, into a beautiful design, like weaving cloth. When using pattern in your art, however, it can be a challenge to make images that are not “too busy” or visually confusing. Why is it so hard to make gorgeous art when all the materials are so beautiful?

This class is designed to help you get a handle on pattern, in terms of scale, density, and degree of contrast. This will help you make clearer decisions when using pattern in collage and painting. We’ll begin by creating our own patterns on paper, using acrylic paint and drawing tools. Then we will use those papers in collage and explore a broader range of pattern applications in painting.

Materials Fee $5 paid at beginning of class includes:

 • Paper for painting patterns
• A few printed papers to share
• Duralar for creating overlays
 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

• Paper for substrate: I recommend Blick Bristol Pad, 9”x12”, but you can use any good sturdy paper at a similar size. 12 – 15 sheets should be plenty.
• Acrylic paint: professional quality paints such as Golden Fluid Acrylics (not high-flow), supplemented by student-grade paints. Bring all of your colors; small bottles are enough.
• White paint: I recommend Blick Matte Acrylic white, in the 8 oz bottle.
• Paint markers (not sharpies); I use Posca Pens, available at Amazon or Blick. For finer line work, Pitt Pens are great.
• Stamps - handmade or purchased (optional)
• Stencils (optional)
• Disposable Palette: pad of paper style, 9”x12”
• Brushes: a variety of decent quality brushes, some flat, ½” – 1”, some round if you like.
• Acrylic Matte Medium: Utrecht brand, available at Blick, is best for using as adhesive in collage.
• Acrlyic glazing medium/liquid: this helps keep your paint wet longer
• A stash of patterned papers – these can include your own hand-painted papers as well as purchased and found papers. Make sure to include mostly opaque papers, not all deli paper and tissue (though those can be useful too).
• Optional but useful: a Catalyst “wedge”, to use as a squeegee in collage. A credit card is an adequate substitute.
• Scissors
• Optional: make-up sponges for applying paint
 


Monday June 1

Leighanna Light
9:00 - 4:30
Monday June 1

Guardians of the Discarded


$ 170  

 

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.


 


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

Nature Inspired Stitch and Paint


$ 170  

 

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
 


Ruth Chandler
9:00 - 4:30
Monday June 1

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.
 


Caitlin Dundon
9:00 - 4:30
Monday June 1

Black and White Texture Techniques


$ 170  

 

A great starting point for novices to acrylic techniques in texture, Black and White Texture Techniques is also a wonderful exploration and inspiration for intermediate and advanced students. Students will work on 12 small pieces and practice a variety of acrylic painting techniques including gesso priming, stamping, stenciling (reverse/wet stenciling), mark-making, collage with acrylic gels (novel newsprint, tissue paper, rice paper), texture in gels, molding pastes, crackle gel, crackle paste and fiber paste. Students also have the convenient option of working on one 18” x 24” wood or canvas panel OR 12 individual 6” x 6” blocks, panels, canvas boards or watercolor paper like Strathmore Artist Tiles. 

Materials Fee $20 paid at beginning of class includes:

acrylic gels
crackle gel
crackle paste
molding paste
fiber paste
mark making tools to borrow
mini collage papers kit
 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:
12 qty 6 inch x 6 inch Strathmore Artist Tiles (watercolor paper) OR one 18 inch x 24 inch canvas or wood panel or individual wood or canvas panels
white gesso
black gesso
brush (one inch flat or mop)
palette knife (plastic or metal)
water container
paper towels/baby wipes
optional: your favorite rubber stamps/stencils, collage ephemera
 


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

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


Deb Prewitt
9:00 - 4:30
Monday June 1

Inks & Doodle Flowers


$ 165  

 

Alcohol Inks are colorful and vibrant and so much fun to play with. Spend the morning exploring the alcohol inks and all the wonderful things you can do with them. After lunch we will experiment with various pens and inks to draw flowers and leaves and patterns on the inks, creating one-of-a-kind pieces. 

Kit Fee of $20 payable to instructor at beginning of class covers all supplies 
all  supplies (alcohol inks, blenders, yupo, texture tools, various pens to use.

Supplies Needed to Bring to Class:
Students should bring apron & gloves (the inks are messy).


Monday AM

Trish McKinney
9:00 - 12:00
Monday AM

You Should be Gellin'


$ 95  

 

Learn the exciting world of monoprinting by using Gel-Press gelatin plates with unusual textural elements on non-traditional surfaces to create layers of FUN! Students will be encouraged to experiment and pull many prints on a variety of unusual surfaces. Choosing their favorite prints, students will then will create a 16-page journal and a some inspirational cards. This is a class that always makes the time fly by – it’s just pure fun!

 Supplies to bring to class: 

a Brayer, Bone Folder, Scissors, Self-healing Cutting Mat (and an Awl
(Trish will bring a few for the class to borrow) – Wear an apron or your favorite “studio shirt” as things will get messy (messy always indicates a good time! ;)
 

Kit fee $15 paid to instructor at beginning of class includes: 
Various Paper to Gel Print on, Paper, String, Beads, & Inspirational Collage Ephemera to create Gellin’ Journal, & Handouts
- Trish will provide Students with all materials to create Gel Prints - 8x10 Gel Press Printing Plate, Golden Paint, Matte Medium, & Gesso, Brushes, StencilGirl Stencils, Stamps & Funky Textural Elements
 

 Optional Materials To Bring: favorite mark making tools, unusual papers for printing, textural stamps, & stencils (only, if you have them)
For The Gellin’ Journal: bring inspirational ephemra - ie, a bit of lace from a baptismal dress, favorite words, quotes, or poems printed out, photos printed out for collaging, a photo copy of grandmother’s journal, pressed flowers, etc… - whatever inspires you! Have fun with this! Trish will have plenty of ephemra to share as well.
 


 


Jacqueline Sullivan
9:00 - 12:00
Monday AM

Painted Silk Scarves


$ 95  

 

What a thrill to wear something handmade and personal! These silk scarves can be painted/decorated in your favorite colors to go with your favorite outfits. We'll use Fashion Sprays and stencils to create layers of color and design.  Additional scarves will be for sale for $8 ea. Or you may bring your own. You may also bring some washed cotton, linen or silk cloth to paint. 

Supply List Needed to Bring to class: 
# 6 round paint brush for adding embellishment
Water container for rinsing brushes
Optional: extra fabric/scarvers to paint
It you have a travel iron, please bring it. There will be a few to share.

 supply fee  $15 paid to instructor at beginning of class includes:
two silk habotai 11’” x 60” silk scarves. Additional scarves will be for sale for $8 ea. Or you may bring your own. You may also bring some washed cotton, linen or silk cloth to paint. All paints will be provided. Many stencils will be available to share, but you may want to bring your favorites,


 


 


Monday AFT

Trish McKinney
1:30 - 4:30
Monday AFT

Forever Flowers


$ 95  

 

I paint flowers so they will not die - said Frida Kahlo. Flowers bring us joy, signify  promise, blessings, and gratitude - and we never want them to die. This class will be about combining all of these thoughts. Students will combine traditional acrylic watermedia painting with experimental mixed media techniques. Using these techniques, students will create prepared surfaces – surfaces with rich texture, creative
thoughts, spiritual blessings, and personal content intertwining them with a traditional floral painted in transparent acrylic.
 

Materials Fee $ 15 paid at beginning of class includes:

- 12x12 Ampersand Aquabord panel, Inspirational Collage Materials & Ephemera, Handouts
- Trish will provide Students with Golden Fluid Acrylics, Matte Medium, & Gesso, Brushes, Reference Photos, Transfer paper, StencilGirl Stencils
 

 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

info to come


Jacqueline Sullivan
1:30 - 4:30
Monday AFT

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