Ocean City, MD 2019 Art and Soul Workshops

Workshop Details

Sunday Oct 6

Susan Rossiter
9:00 - 4:30
Sunday Oct 6

Deep Textured Abstract Art


$ 150  

 

Building an abstract painting with calculated abandon. Composition, Color, Texture, Layers, Glazing, Mark Making, Finishing Touches and Staring from a distance.... it’s all part of the process.
This class starts with a demo of how I start a series of abstracts. We’ll work on 3 paintings simultaneously- adding texture medium and materials with layers of paint to create some beautiful pieces. I’m also going to show you how I create my signature sides.
  Kit fee of $20 payable to instuctor at beginning of class includes:

Includes a Texture Material and Collage pack, handout, use of texture paste, stencils, spray paints
Supplies Needed to bring for Class:

3 cradled wood panels https://www.dickblick.com/items/07045-1912/ size and dimensions are up to you. This link is for a 9x12, 10x10 is also a nice size. Don’t go over 12x12 as we have limited table space. I’ll be using random sizes.
Your acrylic set, Golden fluid acrylics in your favorite colors
Soft Gel Medium, I use Golden
Brushes, palette knife, water container, paper towels, baby wipes


 


Lynne Suprock
9:00 - 4:30
Sunday Oct 6

Princess Royale Crown of Glory


$ 150  

 

Of course, we all want a princess crown, right?! Some of us will wear them to weddings or parties or flirt it on down the art event runway. Others may want to display this fabulous piece in the art studio, on the mantle, or maybe use to dress up a mannequin or give a lampshade new life. Whatever the reason for owning your crown, make it royale! We will learn the basic of solder iron techniques and create a piece using wire and lots of bling. Secret tips and tricks to help you fashion the perfect piece!
Kit Fee $30.00 - Please bring the exact amount of the kit fee or a check made out to Lynne Suprock/Mixed Media to be collected at the start of class.
 Includes: I will bring several fume extractors to keep odor and any smoke to a minimum. We will share my safety silicon mats (no cookie trays needed for this class), sal ammoniac blocks, flux and brushes, flux neutualizer, ceramic surface blocks, terry rags, and all the silver wire. I will also supply felt an lace, combs and some basic bling.


Students Must Bring:
1. Soldering set up, which includes a soldering iron…Please make sure it is a 100 Watt ¼” CHISEL FLAT TIPPED SOLDERING IRON (no knife like or point tips), with a sturdy stand, and small cellulose type sponge. Your iron should have either a separate rheostat or one built into the handle to plug the iron into to control an even temperature. This process is very difficult without a rheostat. Also bring your own ½ pound spool of NON-LEAD solder, large bead, with NO rosin core. If you do not have these exact tools, Artistics Artifacts has put them all together for you and will send them directly to you before the workshop, if you pre-order at sales@artisticartifacts.com
Any Artistic Artifacts cost incurred will be in addition to the $30.00 kit fee.
If you have any doubts as to whether your iron and rheostat will work, send me a picture of your equipment asap. ***
2. A dirty or beat up small pliers to use during the actual solder process. You will need it to manipulate your pieces during the process and the flux will ruin new pliers.
3. 91% rubbing alcohol, from wal-mart or drug store
4. Old toothbrush.
5. Optional: bring your own costume pieces. Vintage works best because it will almost always solder to the wires we will use. Use broken earrings, pins, necklaces, metal buttons. Metal that solders include copper, brass, silver, silver plated, nickel. What DOES NOT SOLDER with the flux and solder we will use are the metals aluminum, stainless steel, sterling silver, chrome or chrome plated pieces, gold, or platinum.

*** If you do not have the your own soldering iron set up, as listed above in #1, please order supplies from Judy Gula’s, Artistic Artifacts store online at sales@artisticartifacs.com Here you will can order the soldering equipment that you need for the class and for years of enjoyment at home.
*ALL STUDENTS SHOULD WEAR LONG HAIR TIED BACK, PANTS AND CLOSED TOED SHOES!


  


Erin Keck
9:00-4:30
Sunday Oct 6

Pop Top Bead Necklace or Bracelet


$ 150  

 

Find a new use for old bottle caps. How cool is that?
In this workshop students will learn how to create four different style beads using vintage new/old stock bottle caps. Using a metal Disc Cutter, and Dapping block we will transform ordinary metal bottle caps into unique beads that will then be added to chain to make a unique bracelet. As time allows students may make as many beads as they like.
•Kit fee $20.00 payable to instructor at beginning of class includes
Vintage New Old Stock Bottle caps, all jewelry hardware to create beads and bracelet.

• Supplies all students must bring
chain nose pliers, flat nose pliers, round nose pliers, flush cutters,
 


Anni Schwabe
9:00 - 4:30
Sunday Oct 6

Mist


$ 150  

 

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


Sunday Eve

Erin Keck
6:30 - 9:30
Sunday Eve

Miniature Steampunk Art Returns


$ 85  

 

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

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

 


Sunday Eve & Monday Eve

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

Acrylic Textures ll


$ 150  

 

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

 


 


Carol Spohn
6:30 - 9:30
Sunday Eve & Monday Eve

Book of Treasures


$ 150  

 

A white journal page can be intimidating. I find it easier to draw on a page with a little color on it. The pages in this charming journal are painted loosely with watercolors using stencils. The colors and textures on the pages inspire ideas to sketch. The finished journal is 20 pages and is 4” x 6”; which is a comfortable size to carry around. The cover is an old watercolor painting that was not as successful as you may have wished. This hand-made book is made without a binding. The pages are stuck together with double sided tape. This split class will allow the students to create the journal one evening and sketch in the journal on the second evening of class. Students of all levels of experience will complete a successful journal and will make a good start on drawing/sketching of rock shapes and other simple shapes.    

Students Need to bring:
• Your usual painting supplies which should include at least 2 water containers, paper towels, a fine mist spray bottle for water.
• Brushes: You may use your regular watercolor brushes. I use Scharff 960 Aqua Flow Super Round, Scharff or a large flat brush, #310 White Nylon round brushes sizes #8 and #4, (I will have Scharff brushes for purchase if you choose.
• Scissors
• A box of pop up tissues is necessary (like an inexpensive brand of Kleenex)
• Hair dryer is helpful, but not necessary
• An old watercolor or other painting on paper to be torn into a cover and binding. (I may have a few to share.) You can also paint a cover from the watercolor paper provided.
• Pencil and permanent black pen or Pentel Gel Fabric Black Pen
• If you have them, these are fun: gel pens, Stabilo pencil, Paint Markers and other mark makers. If you have any favorite mark makers, bring them along. Don’t buy them just for this class; I will have some to share.

$20 Supply fee paid to instructor at beginning of class includes:
• Written instructions and color photos

• At least 10 sheets of 90 lb. cotton watercolor paper to make the journal
• Mijello Mission Gold paints used in this painting
• Foam plate/pallet for watercolor paint
• Use of stencils
• Double stick tape
• Collage materials, eraser and other misc. supplies.
   


Sunday & Monday

Donna Watson
9:00 - 4:30
Sunday & Monday

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


$ 295  

 

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: Tube Acrylics - black, white and 2-4 colors of
own choice .. not liquid
Brushes: one 1"? flat for painting
one cheap flat brush for gluing
Matte Medium: small jar of matte medium for gluing
Spray bottles (2): one filled with water and one filled with rubbing alcohol
Brayers: TWO - 2 rubber brayers
Gelli-gel printing plate: 8?x10? size OR plexiglass 8?x10
White plastic trash bags: several needed to dry papers on
Scissors
Surfaces for collage: must be white or off white
Suggestions: journal pages, or watercolor paper, or illustration board,
or canvas or wood supports  whatever you choose but all 8x10?
or smaller. (I highly recommend that if you use canvas or wood
supports that they be covered with white gesso)
Optional: rubber stamps, stencils, found collage papers, own washi papers

INSTRUCTOR WILL HAVE PACKETS OF WASHI PAPERS AVAILABLE FOR $15. THESE ARE THE COLLAGE PAPERS YOU WILL PAINT ON.
 

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Daniel Essig
9:00 - 4:30
Sunday & Monday

Treasure Binding


$ 295  

 

 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
   


Monday Oct 7

Linda Lenart McNulty-Luminous Encaustics
9:00 - 4:30
Monday Oct 7

Wax Your Whistle


$ 155  

 

This is the first encaustic workshop in my series of four that I am presenting here at Art & Soul at Ocean City. Take all four classes to gain mastery in encaustic painting technique, or jump in anywhere along the way just for fun. Luminous Encaustics Studio on-the-Road brings excellent encaustic instruction right to your door, with a full encaustic studio set up, and small class size for personal instruction.
In this warm and waxy workshop, a solid foundation in encaustic painting will be laid as our hands find the rhythm of our hearts by the brushing of aromatic beeswax, tree sap and pigment onto springy wood boards in the creation of colorful, rich encaustic paintings.
So often the simple act of laying down a lively brushstroke is overlooked in our complex paintings, so it’s nice to get back to basics and create strokes and surface areas full of intention and energy. Layering color is it’s own art and in this workshop I will show you how to choose beautiful color palettes, and different ways to execute the same color ideas within one painting.
A unique qualitiy of encaustic painting is that the color you just laid down can be manipulated because it’s still in a soft and malleable state. Herein lies the reason encaustic painting is so valued to those who love both primitive process and contemporary results. The surface of your encaustic painting can be altered with the exquisite techniques that wood, ceramic and printing artists enjoy. We get to borrow their techniques, and, I might add, our satifaction is more immediate and enjoyable because it is executed in warm wax. I am referring to Sgraffitto, Intaglio and Intarsia. These three forms of digging into warm wax reveal your wax layers in different ways: scratching away at the surface for a distressed look, carving into the surface to reveal hidden color layers as a matter of design, and digging wax areas out completely, then filling with new colorful fragrant wax for contrast.
Your hands and heart will be renewed by playing with aromatic beeswax, tree sap and pure pigment. Come play! All levels of experience and non-experience welcome.
For more information, go to luminousencaustics.com or email me at linda@luminousencaustics.info.
Techniques covered in this workshop: varied brushstroke, color layering, surface quality: textured vs smooth, sgraffitto, intaglio, intarsia.

Materials Fee $45 payable to instructor at beginning of class includes:
Encaustic medium, encaustic Paint, use of encaustic brushes, griddles, skillets, little wax pots, torches, and a variety of encaustic digging, scraping and carving tools, some surface mixed media, handouts including luminous encaustics affirmations.

Supplies Needed to bring for Class:

1. 3 wood painting boards (cradle boards are nice!), 6”x6” or 8”x8” or smaller - get dimensions you like, not to big! If you want to go tinier, you can double up on the amount of boards. Encaustic paintings are thick with many layers, so you don’t need as much surface area.
2. A few wads of paper towels for clean up
3. 2-3 pairs of Nitrile gloves
4. Wax paper for transporting paintings

Optional Items:

1. If you own a small torch, please bring it as we will be sharing. Just empty it before placing it in your luggage, and put a note on it that says its empty.
2. You could jot down some colors and some imagery you like. No pressure- I’ll be there to give you ideas, but if you like, you could capture a few images in your phone and pop them into your notes to inspire you on the spot. Not too many- don’t confuse yourself. Limit yourself to two or three colors that grab your eye, and maybe the thought of “barn” or “ladder” or “hearts”, so when we get to carving doodly line, or choosing color for your first brushstroke, you’re ready. 

 

 


Nancy Sacco
9:00 - 4:30
Monday Oct 7

Big Bling Ring


$ 150  

 

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

Materials included in kit paid to instructor at beginning of class- $50
Sterling silver sheet metal
Sterling silver for the ring band
Fine or sterling silver bezel wire
Selection of stone cabochons

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Susan Rossiter
9:00 - 4:30
Monday Oct 7

Chicken Painting for the Soul


$ 150  

 

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

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

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


Jacqueline Sullivan
9:00 - 4:30
Monday Oct 7

On the Horizon


$ 150  

 

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

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

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

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

Student should bring:

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


Lynne Suprock
9:00 - 4:30
Monday Oct 7

Soldered Charm Bracelet Palooza


$ 150  

 

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

Kit Fee: $30.00  paid to the instructor at the beginning of class includes.
 I will bring several fume extractors to keep odor and any smoke to a minimum. We will share my safety silicon mats (no cookie trays needed for this class), sal ammoniac blocks, flux and brushes, flux neutralizer, terry rags, drill press, and lens cleaners. I will supply all the cut glass, copper foil, and gift you several special charms to add to your pieces for EXTRA bling. You will take home a special wooden solder jig of your own, a sturdy bracelet chain for your finished charms, jump rings and lobster clasps.

Students Must Bring:
1. Soldering set up, which includes a soldering iron…Please make sure it is a 100 Watt ¼” CHISEL FLAT TIPPED SOLDERING IRON (no knife like or point tips), with a sturdy stand, and small cellulose type sponge. Your iron should have either a separate rheostat or one built into the handle to plug the iron into to control an even temperature. This process is very difficult without a rheostat. Also bring your own ½ pound spool of NON-LEAD solder, large bead, with NO rosin core. If you do not have these exact tools, Artistics Artifacts has put them all together for you and will send them directly to you before the workshop, if you pre-order at sales@artisticartifacts.com Any Artistic Artifacts cost incurred will be in addition to the $30.00 kit fee. If you have any doubts as to whether your iron and rheostat will work, send me a picture of your equipment asap. ***
2. Two nice jewelry pliers to use for attaching charms to bracelet.
3. A dirty or beat up small pliers to use during the actual solder process. You will need it to manipulate your pieces during the process and the flux will ruin new pliers.
4. Bring a Sharpie Brand marker, any size tip.
5. Small paper cutting scissors.
6. 91% rubbing alcohol, found at Walmart or drug store.
7. Old toothbrush.
8. Optional: bring pressed flowers, thin lace, your own pictures, SIZED AND ALREADY CUT into 1”x1” or 1”x .75” or 1”x.5” pieces, odd or broken costume jewelry pieces, old earrings, rings, other odds and ends. . (The instructor will have plenty of vintage pictures, words, papers, and pressed flower pedals for charms if you do not have any of your own to bring in the sizes mentioned).
9. DO NOT DO NOT DO NOT bring any extra glass or copper foils to class. For class to run smoothly, and guaranteed success for everyone, please use only the cut glass pieces that are provided in the workshop kit. After the workshop, you may continue making and adding charms to your bracelet with whatever glass sizes you chose
*** If you do not have the your own soldering iron set up, as listed above in #1, please order supplies from Judy Gula’s, Artistic Artifacts store online at sales@artisticartifacs.com Here you will can order the soldering equipment that you need for the class and for years of enjoyment at home.
*ALL STUDENTS SHOULD WEAR LONG HAIR TIED BACK, PANTS AND CLOSED TOED SHOES!
 


Libby Williamson
9:00 - 4:30
Monday Oct 7

Tea Bag Revival


$ 150  

 

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

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

Students should bring

• An art apron/protective clothing


Susan Lenart-Kazmer
9:00 - 4:30
Monday Oct 7

Setting a Stone -- Bezels Format + Setting


$ 155  

 

 Consider this thought provoking and exploratory method to contain a stone using my traditional and non traditional process of stone setting. You will emerge with beautiful ring or pendant that is characteristic to your own personal style.
Build layers and learn techniques for constructing unique jewelry. Your choice of sterling silver bezel wire- filigree, crown, serrated or traditional to add individuality and charm to your work.
In this hands on workshop, you will build and strengthen soldering skills using metalworking techniques to build a box bezel out of sterling silver and unique attachment.
Use a combination of hard, medium and EZ solder in this process. Learn practical metal cleanup and polish, filing, sanding and finishing to create a small wearable talismans amulet of stone and metal worn for strength.
Use my method of patinas to create a brushed steel vibe or chose your own. Complete your component or charm in class to wear. 

Kit $45 paid to instructor at beginning of class includes:

- sterling silver sheet, filigree wire, 16 gauge round wire,use of flux, solders, paint brush, stone (hopefully druze as the market allows)+leather

please bring to class
- jewelers saw- size 3 blade), bench pin, chain nose, needle nose pliers, wire snips, awl, chain nose and needle nose pliers, burnisher, small file, optional-magnifiers, tweezers,
optional- stone

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


Anni Schwabe
9:00 - 4:30
Monday Oct 7

Flora & Fauna


$ 150  

 

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


Monday Eve

Susan Rossiter
6:30 - 9:30
Monday Eve

Happy Hour Scribble Flowers


$ 85  

 

HaPpy HoUR ScriBbLe FLoWerS
This class integrates three favorite Mixed Media fundamentals: Collage, Mark Making and Negative Space Painting. Once you start making these crazy scribble flower paintings you won’t want to stop. Join me for a fun evening with music, paint, papers, pencils, wood panels and 3 hours of Mixed Media awesomeness!
Bring your soft gel and a drink and I’ll bring the rest! You’ll leave with a beautiful painting ready for the wall. Feel free to email with questions Susan.Rossiter@yahoo.com

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

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


Nancy Sacco
6:30 - 9:30
Monday Eve

Spinner Ring


$ 85  

 

Please join us for a few hours creating this lovely sterling silver spinner ring. You will learn how to form and torch solder (using a small butane torch) sterling silver sheet metal into a ring that will be custom sized to your finger, how to make the spinners, and learn the secret of how to keep the spinners from falling off the ring band! After your piece is complete, you will tumble your beautiful custom ring to a glorious shine! Customize your ring by choosing to make a straight or wavy edge on your band, leave it smoothly pristine, hammer it for a cool faceted look, or choose to decorate it using metal stamps of your choice. Then select the metal you want for your spinners. So many choice—so little time!
All tools, equipment and materials are supplied in this class. Please note that there is a kit fee for the materials provided for you in the class (see below). There is nothing else to purchase or bring.
All experience levels welcome. Must be at least 17 years. As we will be using torches, please tie back long hair, wear closed toe shoes, and do not wear loose flowing sleeves.

Supply List Needed to Bring to Class
20 gauge sterling silver sheet metal
16 gauge sterling silver wire
16 gauge gold filled wire
Sterling Silver patterned wire
Gold filled patterned wire and 14K gold solder (for an additional kit fee of $10)
Sterling silver solder

Materials Fee $40 Or $50 if you choose gold filled patterned wire for the spinner

Included:
All tools and equipment.
  


Nicole Austin
6:30 - 9:30
Monday Eve

DIY Art Supplies


$ 85  

 

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

*Kit $20 which includes: 

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

Supplies Needed for Class:

*Art journal (I recommend Canson XL or Strathmore mixed media journals in 9"x12" or larger)
*Ranger heat resistant craft mat

Optional items:

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


Daniel Essig
6:30 - 9:30
Monday Eve

Tools By Hand


$ 85  

 

Learn to make a multi functional tool for bookbinding or any paper craft. We will make tools not only to fit your hand, but also will be stylized to your personal working habits.
Learn to work with bone, wood, bamboo or try your hand with a popular alternative material of teflon to craft a folder to score, fold, smooth and burnish paper.

Students Need to Bring:
Dust mask
Pencil and white eraser
8-10 inch half round metal file, used for woodworking.
dremel drill-battery powered types are best

Material fee $20 paid to instructor at beginning of class includes:
Sand paper, steel wool
Wood, bone, bamboo, Teflon
Use of other tools, bits and blades.


Libby Williamson
6:30 - 9:30
Monday Eve

Feathered Strokes


$ 85  

 

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.


Leslie Brier
6:30 - 9:30
Monday Eve

Octopus' Garden - Record Album Collage


$ 85  

 

Students will transform a vintage vinyl album into a work of art while learning collage techniques including how to transfer a laser-printed image. Most of the supplies will be provided but feel free to bring anything you’d like to add to your collage
Supplies Needed for Class:
Gel medium or mod podge or gac to attach images to the vinyl.
A brush to apply the gel medium and a brush to apply paint. 
Something to make marks with –colored pencils or watercolor pencils or permanent markers. 
Scissors or an exacto knife
Supply fee $15 paid to instructor at beginning of class includes:
Vinyl record album with predrilled wood block for hanging, paper ephemera, laser printed images, Octopus for transfer, rubber stamps and inks, gesso and acrylic paint
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Tuesday Oct 8

Linda Lenart McNulty-Luminous Encaustics
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday Oct 8

Wild & Waxy


$ 155  

 

This is the second encaustic workshop in my series of four that I am presenting here at Art & Soul at Ocean City. Take all four classes to gain mastery in encaustic painting technique, or jump in anywhere along the way just for fun. Luminous Encaustics Studio on-the-Road brings excellent encaustic instruction right to your door, with a full encaustic studio set up, and small class size for personal instruction.
Now our encaustic foundation is ready to be stretched.
Creating art is the balance of mindfulness, playfulness, and abandon. We leave our small selves behind, as we engage in a labor of love which brings forth new visions and actions that seem to come from a higher and larger place than ourselves. We can tap into this higher place, through warm encaustic wax. Our senses are stimulated by aroma, color, and the visceral feel of laying down nature’s own vehicle of the senses - beeswax, tree sap, and pigment. Whether we must credit our muses, or just our inner artist, we can learn to tap into this mindful state to recieve abundant color, form, rhythm, dynamics, texture, and essence in our paintings.
In this workshop we will paint with abandon, dig and smash, scrape, peel and press different natural objects into and onto the wax, such as wood, metal and fabric. We will scribble and rub, and I promise, your paintings will surprise you and fulfill you. We will connect with each other as a group, and you will leave more connected to yourself as an unlimited creative being.
There is nothing like it. Come join me for an invigorating session of wax play that will draw you in and bring your spirit out like the child you once were. All levels of experience and non-experience welcome! For more information, go to luminousencaustics.com or email me at linda@luminousencaustics.info.
Techniques covered in this workshop: artmaking through creativity tapping affirmations, review of brushstroke and color layering, squash-stamping-intaglio, squash-stamping-intarsia, surface scraping, script incising, embedding metal and ribbon, metallic color rubs.

Materials Fee $45 payable to instructor at beginning of class includes:
Encaustic medium, encaustic paint, use of encaustic brushes, griddles, skillets, little wax pots, torches, a variety of encaustic scraping and incision tools, bits of metal for embedding, wooden printing blocks,silk ribbon, metallic pigment stick, handouts including luminous encaustics affirmations.

Supplies Needed to bring for Class:

1. 3 wood painting boards (cradle boards are nice!), 6”x6” or 8”x8” or smaller - get dimensions you like, not to big! If you want to go tinier, you can double up on the amount of boards. Encaustic paintings are thick with many layers, so you don’t need as much surface area.
2. A few wads of paper towels for clean up
3. 2-3 pairs of Nitrile gloves
4. Wax paper for transporting paintings

Optional Items:

1. If you own a small torch, please bring it as we will be sharing. Just empty it before placing it in your luggage, and put a note on it that says its empty.
2. You could jot down a color or two that you like and also a few individual words that captivate you. Something you like to study or that tickles your fancy. We will scribe those words into the wax. You could write a tiny prayer or affirmation if you’d like to see that in your paintings.
3. If you have a few personal items you’d like to embed into your paintings, then by all means, bring them. 

 

 


Jacqueline Sullivan
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday Oct 8

Resists in Acrylic Abstract Painting


$ 150  

 

 

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

 


Student should bring:


Libby Williamson
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday Oct 8

Wonky Sisters


$ 155  

 

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.
 


Carol Spohn
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday Oct 8

Mermaid Batik


$ 150  

 

An Introduction to Batik and Watercolor
Batik is process of using watercolor and wax on Ginwashi rice paper. The transparency of the paper adds to the transparent watercolors adding an additional source of light. The process is time consuming but not difficult. All levels of painters will complete a successful painting. A line drawing is used so no drawing is required. Once you learn the batik process you will be able to adapt this process to your own designs. I have several mermaid designs to trace or you can design you own mermaid or sea creatures! You will learn a trick which will make the batik process much less frustrating. The finished size is about 15” x 11”.  

Students Need to bring:
• Your usual painting supplies which should include at least 2 water containers, paper towels, a fine mist spray bottle for water.
• Brushes: You may use your regular watercolor brushes. I use Scharff 960 Aqua Flow Super Round, Scharff #310 White Nylon round brushes sizes #8 and #4. (I will have Scharff brushes for purchase if you choose.
• A box of pop up tissues is necessary (like an inexpensive brand of Kleenex)
• Hair dryer is helpful, but not necessary
• A permanent black pen like an Micron pen or Sakura Identi-Pen
• Bring at least 40 sheets of newspapers to use in ironing out the wax. Do not bring the shiny ads. If you are driving to Ocean City, please bring extra newspapers to share with those of us that are flying.

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

• Written instructions, line drawing and color photo
• Ginwashi Rice Paper 15” x 11”
• Mijello Mission Gold paints used in this painting
• Foam plate/pallet for watercolor paint
• Wax and supplies used in the batik process
• Freezer paper

 

   


Nancy Sacco
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday Oct 8

Uptown Girl Bracelet


$ 150  

 

Now that’s a classy bracelet! Here’s a piece of wearable art that you’ll come back to time and time again, because it’s gorgeous and will never go out of style. It’s made in sterling silver, with decorative sterling wire and your choice of stones that will be available to you in class. Come early so you can be sure to get your favorite! The bracelet features a hinged hook closure or a handmade linked chain.
In this class you will learn how to solder using a small butane torch, how to set a stone of any size and shape with sterling or fine silver bezel wire, how to add a decorative accent using twisted or beaded wire, and how to make a hard bangle style cuff with a hinged hook closure, or a handmade linked chain to complete your piece, and in a size that’s perfectly fitted to your wrist.

Because we will be using a flame torch, please tie back long hair, avoid wearing loose flowing clothing, and wear closed toe shoes. Students should be at least 17 years old.

Materials included in kit paid to instructor at beginning of class- $50
Sterling silver sheet metal
Sterling silver wire
Fine or sterling silver bezel wire
Selection of stone cabochons

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Erin Keck
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday Oct 8

Shabby Chic Chirp Chime


$ 150  

 


Daniel Essig
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday Oct 8

Book of Mica


$ 150  

 

Mica sometimes referred to, as bookstone is a silicate mineral found throughout the world. You will learn how to use and recognize both natural and composite forms of mica. This workshop will push beyond using mica just as an element in book arts, as we collage pages that will be primarily mica. Our main focus will be using composite mica used in the lampshade industry. These sheets of mica come in several colors, depending on the variety of mica and the binder that holds the sheet together. We will construct our Mica Books exploring various techniques that emphasize the unique qualities of mica.
I will teach an elegant Coptic binding and hinging methods that will enable us push our books to a more sculptural form.

Students Need to Bring to Class:

Thin or light weight collage materials: decorative papers, photos, insect wings, sheet music, old book pages, leafs, feathers, etc. High contrast imagery generally works best.

Metal ruler
Awls
Sturdy Scissors
Brayer
Bone folders
Assorted binder clips
Pencil
Fine line permanent black marker
Acrylic paints (few different colors)
Exacto or matte knife and blades
Cutting matte
¼ or 3/8 inch Flexcut palm chisel http://earthguild.com/products/woodwork/flexcut/flexpalm.htm

Optional: Dremmel stylus (battery powered)

MATERIALS FEE $30 paid to instructor at beginning of class includes:

Assortment of Mica (majority of the fee)
Waxed linen thread
Needles
Drill bits
PVA glue and foam brush
Other misc. materials or tools needed to complete the project

 

 


 


Leslie Brier
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday Oct 8

On the Level


$ 150  

 

Sometimes it’s hard to get started on an assemblage piece. We will use a carpenters level as our focal point and inspiration, then add collage and other three dimensional objects to complete the piece. This is a great piece to do if you are new to assemblage because it has all the elements of assemblage without the challenges of making a freestanding sculpture.
Supplies Needed for Class:
• A carpenter’s level. It can be any size or type. They can be purchased at the Dollar store, or in an antique shop. (I will have some for purchase as well.)
• A board. The board has to be sturdy enough to put nails or screws into. It could be a rough plank, or a piece of basswood from the craft store, or even a game board. The size of the level will determine the size of your board. My “number 3” piece is about 9 by 12 inches. The other piece shown is about 12 x 24 inches. The level can go over the edges if you’d like it to.
• Paper items for collaging the background on the board. It’s helpful if you have color copies of the images you want to use in several sizes. You could also put paint on the board.
Dimensional items to attach to the board. Your life will be easier if you find items that have flat backs, but if you have rounded objects, we can work with those, too.
• Wire cutters
• Screw punch or hand drill or crop-a-dile, or dremel tool. Any one will work
• Center punch, if you have one
• Jewelry tools – bring what you have. I usually use round nose pliers, two pair of bent chain 
  nose pliers, and a pair of pliers with a flat blade. I’ll have mine to share, so don’t feel obligated to buy them if you don’t already have them.
• Wire cutters
• Pliers with ridges for gripping.
• Safety glasses
• Acrylic paint, metal paint, or guilder’s paste – for highlights

Supply fee $10 paid to instructor at beginning of class includes:
Apoxie sculpt, clear gesso, hardware items to help in attaching the pieces together. Extra assemblage items will be available for purchase, but are not required.

 


Tuesday AM

Susan Rossiter
9:00 - 1:00
Tuesday AM

Arte Povera


$ 100  

 

This lesser known Art movement started in Italy in the 1960's. Artists were rejecting traditional painting and using common items creating assemblage, sculpture and paintings with items like dirt, rocks, paper, clothing and rope. Their mission? To reconnect Art and Life.
I’m convinced this is where the recycled and repurposed art that we see so much of today began with this small group of artists.
In this class you'll get a little art history and then we'll make our own Arté Povera assemblage painting piece using acrylics, twig bundles, old postage stamps and Italian papers

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

cradled wood panel, an Arte Povera class kit with various “poverty art” assemblage supplies- kits are unique and may include any combination of flattened bottle caps, items from nature, twigs, used postage stamps, birch tree skin, fabric, shredded money, quilling paper, string, leather and metal scrap, wine cork slices, Italian book pages, beads and more.

Supplies Needed to bring for Class:

Soft Gel Medium and a stronger adhesive- heavy gel or tacky glue
Favorite acrylics set and brushes, palette knife
Your favorite collage papers and any interesting items you have been squirreling away for a special project.
Water container
A second substrate- canvas, wood panel, wooden box lid or anything you already have in any size is fine

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

 


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

Layering Transparent- Foils, Tints and Imagery in Resin


$ 100  

 

  Be exposed to the ultimate transparency that only resin can offer in jewelry. Create layers of extraordinary jewelry by use of transparent images, text and photo transfers. Explore the vast possibilities resins have to offer in jewelry in combination with multiple metal bezels to build a complex and unique structure to catch your eye.
Learn many different techniques to build and create transparency. This hands on workshop offers many foundational techniques from filling hollow bezel forms with photo text, foil and layering of materials.

$20.00 Kit fee paid to instructor at beginning of class includes-
Ice resin, metal bezels, metallic foils, (finished piece with foil) 2 mixed metal bezels, bronze sheet metal, sandpaper, 16 gauge round wire, plastic gloves image transfers,

Please bring to class
- round needle and chain nose pliers, scissors, tin snips

I provide images, markers, photo transfers, Ice resin, cups, stir sticks, resin wipes, paper sealants, oil pastel, Tools I provide if needed- drills and drill bits, dapping blocks, forming blocks, files, sgraffito tools, heat guns, torches, sandpaper etc. If you are local or have a drill available it will reduce your wait time. Extra-You can also bring found metal objects to pour resin into.
 


Tuesday Aft

Susan Lenart-Kazmer
1:30 - 4:30
Tuesday Aft

Altered Objects - Casting Resin


$ 100  

 

 While in art school, my studies of Cultures, Ancient adornment and artifacts led me to the thought process of creating my own ancient looking objects from whatever shape I choose with no limitations,
In this hands on workshop, learn this technique and more by learning the technique of casting your own object into rubber silicone. Build a dirty mold to create an ancient looking object or a clean mold for a resin glass technique.
Learn to pour resin properly and safely into your altered rubber mold.
Later,I will provide an object or two pulled from a finished mold to practice and master a few techniques using products for altering your object. Learn formulas of rubbing, foiling graffito to created a remarkable and finished altered object.

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

rubber silicone, finished resin component to work on…expendables such as resin to use in class, mica flakes, powders and cold enamels, solder, sand paper, wire.

Please bring to class-

meaningful small objects such as photos, inclusions such as text, leaves, sticks, herbs, sand, dried flowers. Please bring an Objects to cast.

 


Tuesday Eve

Susan Rossiter
6:00 - 10:00
Tuesday Eve

Topiary on Salvaged Wood


$ 100  

 

Finding inspiration in any circumstance is a great characteristic. During a long string of cold, dreary days I started painting cloudy skies. The paintings evolved to include a happy little topiary tree. This is Mixed Media at it’s best- we’ll be using high quality acrylic paints, collage papers and some papers I made myself. You’ll personalize your piece with color/pattern choices and create your own inspirational messages in the clouds. This class is for any skill level. Feel free to email if you have any questions. Susan.Rossiter@yahoo.com

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

6”x24” Salvaged wood substrate, golden paints, glazing medium, collage papers, handmade papers, washi tape, hanging hardware, use of tools, stain, inkpads, stamps and a handout.

Supplies You Need to Bring to Class in addition to materials provided by instructor:
Soft gel medium, water container, baby wipes, scissors, black micron or fine point sharpie pen. Palette knife and paint brushes.

Optional: any special collage papers, inspirational stamps and ink pads
 

 


 


Nicole Austin
6:30 - 9:30
Tuesday Eve

Journal Jumpstarts


$ 85  

 

Feeling stuck, in a creative rut, or need a little "boost" to help get your creativity going? Maybe you just need some time to relax, learn new techniques and breath life into your journals or other art projects? This workshop is great for all levels and anyone who'd like to get a little messy & explore new media in their art journals (and beyond! These techniques work great on canvas, too!) . We'll start by making our own unique collage paper using a variety of techniques and my favorite materials: we'll use oil pastels, spray ink, acrylic paint, acrylic ink & more to create dimensional, colorful collage papers. Then we'll move on to our backgrounds. We will work in a journal and loose, mixed media papers so that we can move around and get the most out of our time together (instead of watching paint dry)! We'll drip, rip, collage, scrape, splatter, spray, smudge & smear using the gelli plate, stencils, spray ink, oil pastels, acrylic paints & inks to create a variety of textures, backgrounds and also cover a few simple concepts such as color, contrast & balance to create some dynamic pages!

*Kit $20 which includes: 

Kit which includes collage pack full of unique, vintage, and recycled paper, collage paper, tissue paper, found objects for stamping/stenciling
*Includes use of all shared materials such as: acrylic paint, acrylic ink, oil pastels, stencils, texture plates, spray ink, gelli plates, brayers, stamps,

Supplies Needed for Class:

*Art journal (I recommend Canson XL or Strathmore mixed media journals in 9"x12" or larger)

Optional items:

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


Nancy Sacco
6:30 - 9:30
Tuesday Eve

LAVA-LICIOUS Pendant


$ 150  

 

As artists we try to achieve color, unusual textures and patterns in our jewelry designs. This class has it all! You will learn how to make a necklace with a technique I call faux reticulation. The hills, valleys and swirls achieved with this process reminds me of a fresh lava flow. Everyone I’ve shared this technique with has marveled at the gorgeous, almost instantaneous results they get after trying it.
In this class you will learn how to use silver scraps to make amazing texture and patterns on a copper base, and how to add fantastic flame painted colors to your pieces. All this can be achieved using a propane torch or a small butane torch, known in cooking circles as a crème brulee torch

All equipment, tools and materials are supplied in this class. There is nothing to bring
All experience levels are welcome. Must be at least 17 years old. As we will be using torches, please tie back long hair, wear closed toe shoes, and do not wear loose flowing sleeves.

Supply List Needed to bring to class:
24-26 gauge Copper sheet metal
Sterling silver scraps
Copper or Steel wire for chain
Materials Fee

Kit Fee Payable to instructor at beginning of  Class - $30 includes:

                Sterling silver wire and scraps
                Copper
                Sterling Silver Lobster Claw Clasp
 


 


Eric Scott
6:30 - 9:30
Tuesday Eve

Artful Layers


$ 85  

 

Immerse yourself in the art of mixed media layering, and delve deeply into a wide range of techniques for creating artful layers in your work. The focus of this workshop is on exploring the possibilities of layering materials, ideas, and images and incorporating personal themes, ideas, and images. Explore how to build up color and texture using transparent media like watercolors and water-soluble pencil. Experiment with collage, image transfers, and personal text to develop themes. Learn to embellish and enhance elements to draw out focus and detail, and walk away with a variety of richly layered work.

Materials Fee $8 payable to instructor at beginning of class includes: 
UHU Glue Stick 1.41oz
1 pad Strathmore 400 Series Mixed Media Paper 6x8

Supplies You Need to Bring to Class in addition to materials provided by instructor:
Watercolor paints
Watercolor pencils
Variety of paint brushes
Scissors
Markers, pens, and pencils - a variety of waterproof and water-soluble writing and drawing materials
Collage materials – maps, photos, postcards, photocopies, colored papers, ticket stubs, and any other visually inspiring and personally relevant items
Optional Items:

Colored Pencils
Oil Pastels
Craft knife and cutting mat
 


Erin Keck
6:30 - 9:30
Tuesday Eve

Hollywood Babies


$ 85  

 

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

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

all materials needed for class
 


Daniel Essig
6:30 - 9:30
Tuesday Eve

Mica Cover


$ 85  

 

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 matte

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


 


Jacqueline Sullivan
6:30 - 9:30
Tuesday Eve

Gellin' - New Ways with Gel Printing


$ 85  

 

Many people have tried Gel Plate Printing and make stacks of collage papers with it. In this class you will learn to make beautiful monotypes that are finished fine-art quality prints. It’s all about layering color and texture. No experience necessary! We’ll work with various papers, heavy and thin that can be used both as collage papers and finished, framable prints. You’ll learn how to apply bands of color and texture and develop some of your images . We’ll play with some transfer techniques and students will learn how to register colors on their prints. The class will end with students putting together a small accordion book with their best prints so they have a reference file for the various techniques. 

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

All gel press plates. paints and many tools will be provided.

 Student should bring:

• SOFT rubber brayers at least one – But 2 – 4 of varying sizes would be more convenient
• Spray bottle for water
• Baby wipes for cleaning brayer and Gel plates
• Optional: different papers to print on including book pages, music pages, white and colored paper, rice paper etc.
• apron
• Large glue stick
• Scissors
• Rectangular Styrofoam plates for palette (usually available at Dollar Tree
• Any stencils or stamps that you may want to use (there will be many to share)
 


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

Wax & Resin


$ 100  

 

  In this hands on workshop learn this innovative new technique in jewelry to provide layers of wax and resin while imbedding symbolism, color and unique style. Roll up your sleeves and get ready to rub, blend, layer and sgraffito with wax, beeswax, iced enamels for gorgeous colors of stone, metal, glint and brilliance and set using a low heat. 
     Build and fill ready made industrial bezels and sheet metal with color and neutrals in layers to obtain an ancient look of an artifact.
Secondly, using a pre-made resin cast object as your base to create an altered object.

Explore surface techniques such matte surface, layers of color rubs, and even paint to create color, design, texture on resin objects and metal.

Kit fee - $20.00 paid to instructor at beginning of class includes:

copper disc, industrial bezel form, resin objects, ice resin, iced enamels, mica and all colors and wax to create layers.

Please bring - pliers-needle nose, chain nose, wire snips, small file,


Wednesday Oct 9

Linda Lenart McNulty-Luminous Encaustics
9:00 - 4:30
Wednesday Oct 9

Scumbled Color, Expressive Form


$ 155  

 

This is the third encaustic workshop in my series of four that I am presenting here at Art & Soul at Ocean City. Take all four classes to gain mastery in encaustic painting technique, or jump in anywhere along the way just for fun. Luminous Encaustics Studio on-the-Road brings excellent encaustic instruction right to your door, with a full encaustic studio set up, and small class size for personal instruction.
Now our encaustic painting foundation is expanded and delighted.
Encaustic Wax has a way of expressing scumbled surfaces that are delicious. The painting’s waxy surface allows for muted smokey pigment rubs over luminously layered undertones, that cannot be achieved in any other art form. And besides, the process of moving, pushing, and digging into frangrant warm wax is so primitive – so satisfying. It’s a healing agent in and of itself.
We will make best use of the qualities of this versatile healing art form, and open our senses to push our visual language. Let us explore the expression of visual form by allowing simple things to speak in their language to us. This allows us to be the simple interpreters to our impressions of the soft wax. The example paintings here depict bulbs, turnips, onion, scallion. The objects themselves become merely a jumping off point for pure color and form expression. Using rice paper, tea bags and other delicate substances as embedded collage, our paintings will be guided to expressive distressed forms.
When concept and form are matched with vivid color layering and pigmented surface rubs, our paintings are able to match the language of our spirit and we feel complete.
Simply by referencing your subjects in an emotive/expressive way, you will close the gap between you and your inner artist.
Join me and try it for yourself. Distressing Forms is a beautiful and satifsying way to express yourself without “drawing”. Let yourself off the drawing hook, and get expressive in wax.
All levels of experience and non-experience welcome! For more information, go to luminousencaustics.com or email me at linda@luminousencaustics.info.
Techniques covered in this workshop: artmaking through creativity tapping affirmations, review of various techniques, expressive drawing through visual language, embedding collage, textured surfaces, complimentary & split-complimentary color palettes, surface pigment rubs.

Materials Fee $45 payable to instructor at beginning of class includes:
Encaustic medium, encaustic paint, use of encaustic brushes, griddles, skillets, little wax pots, torches, a variety of encaustic scraping, incision tools and tweezers, bits of rice paper and tea bags for embedding, pigment stick, oil paint, color charts and wheels, handouts including luminous encaustics affirmations.

Supplies Needed to bring for Class:

1. 3 wood painting boards (cradle boards are nice!), 8”x8” is a good size
2. A few wads of paper towels for clean up
3. 3-4 pairs of Nitrile gloves
4. Wax paper for transporting paintings

Optional Items:

1. If you own a small torch, please bring it as we will be sharing. Just empty it before placing it in your luggage, and put a note on it that says its empty.
2. We will be working with expressing visual imagery, so maybe jot down any ideas you get ahead of time, like “I really love the veins in cabbage leaves”, or “streetlamps are so pretty at dusk” or “my dogs tail is crazy!”
3. If you have personal collage papers you’d like to embed into your paintings, please bring them.
4. If you own a color wheel, please bring it. ?

 

 

 


Nicole Austin
9:00 - 4:30
Wednesday Oct 9

Face Your Fears


$ 150  

 

Drawing faces--you either love it or you hate it! I'm here to show you how to LOVE it! I can show you how to create easy, simple, lovely faces in just a few steps. I have LOTS of tricks to help you create faces that you'll be proud of and want to create again and again. We'll start in our art journals, practicing face proportions and we'll also create gorgeous collage paper to add to our portraits. Then with newfound confidence & skills, we'll move to the canvas to create our beautiful portraits and give them life with layers, texture and finishing touches. We'll also explore using a variety of media: oil pastels, oil paint sticks, acrylic paint, acrylic ink, spray ink, & collage.

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

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

Supplies Needed for Class:

10x10" canvas
*Art Journal (any size--you can bring what you already use, but I prefer a Canson XL mixed media or Strathmore mixed media journal in 5”x7” and/or 9”x12”)
*Shiva Oil Paintsticks (Titanium White and Yellow Ochre)

Optional items:

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


Libby Williamson
9:00 - 4:30
Wednesday Oct 9

Monsters, Dollies & Bunnies


$ 155  

 

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.
 


Carol Spohn
9:00 - 4:30
Wednesday Oct 9

Turtle Collage


$ 150  

 

The underpainting of this painting is created with traditional watercolor and then collage is added to cover the entire piece and to create texture. No two paintings turn out the same, and that is a good thing. All levels of painters will complete a successful painting using the step by step instruction. No drawing experience is necessary. The student will complete a 11” x 15” in class.   

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

$23 Supply fee paid to instructor at beginning of class includes:

• Written instructions and color photos

• 11” x 15” Arches 140 lb. Cold Press watercolor paper with the line drawing traced on it
• Mijello Mission Gold paints used in this painting
• Foam plate/pallet for watercolor paint
• Collage materials, YES past, masking fluid and other misc. supplies.


Erin Keck
9:00 - 4:30
Wednesday Oct 9

Steampunk Pendulum Clock


$ 150  

 

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

 We will be constructing a beautiful antique Steampunk themed clock. This is not your average clock. This clock will be a wall hung clock with a swinging pendulum. Using my original laser cut gears we will each create an amazing timepiece that you will cherish. We will be embellishing our clocks with antique and vintage objects that I have collected for years. We will NOT be using any reproduction items in this clock. All materials will be provided. If you do want to bring some of your own vintage items to include in your clock you are welcome to.
The finished clock will measure approximately 10" X 14".
Don't miss this opportunity to take this workshop. I have made a set amount of kits so spaces in this workshop are limited.

Kit Fee - $40.00 payable to instructor at beginning of class
(includes all materials)  !!!!!


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

Bezel & Prong Set Stone Pendant


$ 150  

 

I’m rummaging through my stash of stones…. Ahh, there they are! My collection of gorgeous imperfect stones waiting for their turn to shine in a setting made just for them. Maybe you have some stones in your stash too that are sitting there patiently waiting for you to pick them up and transform them into a beautiful piece of jewelry.
If you want to learn how to prong set a stone (or a piece of beach glass, coral, or almost any oddly shaped focal piece), this class will teach you how to do it. Although this class will be focused on irregularly shaped stones, you can use this prong setting technique to set smoothly finished cabochons as well. We will be using small butane torches to solder the pendant and the prongs to create a beautiful pendant.
You’ll be provided with sterling silver for the backplate, sterling wire for embellishment, a necklace chain, and your choice of rough stones including turquoise, chrysocolla, honey citrine, fluorite and more.
Students do not need to bring anything for this class. All tools, equipment and materials will be provided. Since we will be using torches, please tie back long hair, wear closed toe shoes, and refrain from wearing loose flowing clothing.

Materials List – Kit Fee $30 paid to instructor at beginning of class includes
Sterling silver sheet
Sterling silver wire
Stone of choice
Necklace Chain


 


Leslie Brier
9:00 - 4:30
Wednesday Oct 9

Dream Catcher Reimagined


$ 150  

 

The purpose of this dream catcher isn’t to ward off bad dreams, but to capture moments in time from the past, present, or future.
The base for this project is a metal tray which will be embellished with a lace doily “web”. Photos and other keepsakes will then be captured in the web. This piece can be very Victorian or boldly Bohemian.
Students should bring any images and ephemera that they want to include in their piece, and embellishments that go with the color scheme they are dreaming of.
Supplies Needed for Class:
A focal point- the main image of the piece. It can be flat or three dimensional. Ideas include: a small figurine, photos, vintage animal images, a large initial, a piece of jewelry or anything that has meaning to you. I will also have some focal pieces available for you to purchase, if desired.
Scissors
Thread or yarn or cotton string or embroidery floss to create the web.
A dull tapestry needle with a hole large enough to accommodate the string.
Sewing thread and a sewing needle.
Additional embellishments - Anything goes! Items such as buttons, fibers, charms, and other small bits and pieces. It is helpful if the images that you plan to use are on cardstock or other heavyweight paper. I like to use a color copier and print my images out in several sizes so I can choose the one that fits the final project the best

Kit fee includes:($20)paid to instructor at beginning of class includes:
a base tray, doilies for the center web, fibers to string the web, ribbon, paper ephemera and other embellishments, and the use of tools in class. To give you an idea of scale, trays will range in size from 8” to about 16” in diameter. There will be a variety of trays for students to choose from.
 


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

Enamels -Expressing + Making Your Own Mark in Glass


$ 155  

 

  In this hands on workshop you will learn techniques to add color, shape and form to your jewelry work as you manipulate copper sheet metal and wire in combination with vibrant and versatile glass enamel.
Begin the workshop by building dimensional, raw and extraordinary shapes by dapping, fold forming and forging 24 gauge copper sheet metal.

Learn to layer and express yourself by using techniques in glass enamel to build colorful and intricate surfaces using opaque and transparent clear enamel. Learn additional surface techniques such as sgraffito, a scratching away technique that exposes another color fired underneath. Make marks, text and symbolism using carbon pencils and wet pack enamel. Learn crackling to expose another color underneath.
Liquid enamels can also be applied with rubber stamps, stencils, paintbrush, spray application and patterns by objects pressed into wet enamel.

All enamels are finished and set by Torch firing and use multiple firing with a torch and tripod.

Kit fee- 40.00 paid to instructor at beginning of class includes:

I will bring- Vice, rubber mallet, fordom drill, kiln (I will ship my own) leather gloves, trivets, tripod, torch, steel wire, soldering picks, stone for sanding off excess glass, diamond drill bits, engraving diamond bit, jewelers saw, hammer, shallow water container with rubber insert for drilling under water. Pliers, wire snips, paintbrushes, enamel powders and all other materials to work with including clear fire. Torch, annealing pan, sand paper

Please bring to class- wire snips, needle nose and flat nose pliers, jewelers saw-03 blades and/or tin snips, bench block, forging hammer, small file, rubber stamps, 

 


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

Beyond Blank Pages


$ 150  

 

Challenge your notions of what a book can be and how pages can relate to one another, and engage in a wide range of artmaking and writing activities to weave a visual and written narrative. Transform blank pages into a unified artistic vision as you explore the layering of materials, ideas, and themes. Consider how colors, images, and words can figuratively and literally flow among, across, and through your pages as you change and manipulate the structure of pages with pockets, pop-ups, tears, cutouts, widows, foldouts, and more. Bring your own store bought or hand bound journal or sketchbook, and explore the possibilities for transforming it into a vessel for your creativity.

Supplies Needed to Bring  for Class:

A visual journal or sketchbook - store bought or hand bound
Watercolor paint
Watercolor pencils
Variety of paint brushes
Scissors
Glue Stick (UHU Glue Stick recommended)
Markers, pens, and pencils - a variety of waterproof and water-soluble writing and drawing materials
Craft knife
Cutting mat
Collage materials – maps, photos, postcards, photocopies, colored papers, ticket stubs, and any other visually inspiring and personally relevant items
 

 


 


Wednesday AM

Jacqueline Sullivan
9:00 - 12:00
Wednesday AM

Totally Transfers


$ 85  

 

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

Supply List Needed to Bring to class: 

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

 $10 supply fee covers:

All transfer images
 Fluid Acrylics and mediums
 All transfer materials
 


 


Wednesday Aft

Jacqueline Sullivan
1:30 - 4:30
Wednesday Aft

Painted Silk Scarves


$ 85  

 

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, line 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, line 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,


 


 


Thursday Oct 10

Linda Lenart McNulty-Luminous Encaustics
9:00 - 4:30
Thursday Oct 10

Wax Peels


$ 155  

 

This is the final encaustic workshop in my series of four that I am presenting here at Art & Soul at Ocean City. Take all four classes to gain mastery in encaustic painting technique, or jump in anywhere along the way just for fun. Luminous Encaustics Studio on-the-Road brings excellent encaustic instruction right to your door, with a full encaustic studio set up, and small class size for personal instruction.
As we grow together in this final workshop, waxy beauty and rich surprise await our touch. Together, we will open up to our inner artists and allow waxy color, vibrancy and depth to move within our paintings.
Sculpturally, we will be playing with recessed and relief surfaces, as well as with obscuring and revealing hidden images in the layers of the wax. Patterns within the wax are created through deep smash-stamping or by embedding collaged imagery within the deepest layers of our paintings. Recessed & relief surfaces are created by peeling back the topmost layers of our paintings.
As a flourish, we will hand roll our warm wax scrapings to sculpt tiny botanicals for the surface of our paintings. There is nothing like getting right in and handling warm, aromatic beeswax and tree sap. You will love this part.
For our waxy color play, we will experiment with expanding our color vocabulary. I will teach you to create color harmony by playing with toning and tinting your color choices through the ease of mixing on the warm griddle.
And as a final touch, we will experiment with expressing ourselves with metallic line and metal leaf which will feel like icing on a cake.
All levels of experience and non-experience welcome! For more information, go to luminousencaustics.com or email me at linda@luminousencaustics.info.
Techniques covered in this workshop: artmaking through creativity tapping affirmations, review of various techniques, waxy paint peels, smash-stamping, embedding collage, hand sculpting waxy botanicals, harmonious color palettes, and metallic surface play.  

Materials Fee $45 payable to instructor at beginning of class includes:
Encaustic medium, encaustic paint, use of encaustic brushes, griddles, skillets, little wax pots, torches, a variety of encaustic incising and carving tools, tweezers, stencil paper, wood printing blocks, collage papers, a variety of pigment sticks, metallic pigments & oil paints, metal leaf, metallic transfer paper, color charts and color  wheels, handouts including luminous encaustics affirmations

Supplies Needed to bring for Class:

1. 3 wood painting boards (cradle boards are nice!), 6”x8” suits our compositional needs 
2. A few wads of paper towels for clean up
3. 3-4 pairs of Nitrile gloves
4. Wax paper for transporting paintings

Optional Items:

1. If you own a small torch, please bring it as we will be sharing. Just empty it before placing it in your luggage, and put a note on it that says its empty.
2. We will be working with simple silhouettes of imagery, so if you want to spend time on a personal image that is a silhouette and would fit within the size restraints (not too big!), feel free to draw something out ahead of time. I’ll have little silhouettes we can all use, so we’re good there.
3. If you have personal collage papers you’d like to embed into your paintings, please bring them.
4. If you own a color wheel, please bring it. 

 

 
 


Nicole Austin
9:00 - 4:30
Thursday Oct 10

Beeswax Bird Journals


$ 150  

 

It's the best of both worlds: beeswax collage and book making! We'll explore how to create a dimensional, layered & textured beeswax collage canvas cover using a variety of techniques & media. We'll build up the collage with color, ephemera & lightweight collage items using beeswax to adhere our items, create texture & seal the cover artwork. Then we'll bind our journal using watercolor paper, recycled silk sari ribbon & textured paper using an easy, new-sew technique. The pages will also be adorned with bits & bobs, fabric, trim and trim to add texture & color. The inside papers can be left blank or splashed with color, drips & a few "quick start" ideas to get our pages going!

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

Collage pack of my favorite vintage, scrapbook, patterned and textured paper, watercolor paper, tapestry needle, waxed linen thread, two 6x6" Hardbord journal covers, beeswax bar
*Shared use of materials: acrylic paint, spray ink, texture tools, stamps, stencils, collage & tissue paper, textured paper, recycled sari silk ribbon, extra beeswax,

Supplies Needed for Class:

Fabri-tac glue
Quilting iron
*Heat-resistant surface (such as a Ranger craft mat)
*Bone folder
*Awl
*Scissors
 

Optional items:

You can also bring your own acrylic paint, spray inks, paint pens, stencils, stamps, etc, but I will have all of these items and more to share! You may also want to bring your own lightweight collage images, buttons, bits n bobs, fabric scraps, etc, to add to your books to make them uniquely you!
 


Jacqueline Sullivan
9:00 - 4:30
Thursday Oct 10

Altered Book Journal


$ 150  

 

An Art Journal is “You in a book”. This is a place where you go to play and write without being concerned about the outcome. In this class we will create a journal using a hard cover book. We’ll remove the original pages and replace them with found and vintage papers including ledger pages, old maps, sheet music and onion skin typewriter paper, to name a few. We’ll paint, paste, collage and use many mixed media techniques. The students will learn about making simple copies look like vintage pages. The books will be rebound using metal book rings. The rings will allow you to add, remove and rearrange pages, as well as the best writing instruments for writing in your mixed media works. Your completed Art Journal can be a piece of art on its own or it can serve as a sketch/plan/idea book for more formal works that you may choose to create..

Materials Fee $ 20 Payable to instructor at beginning of class Includes:
Your choice of hard cover book; Book rings Large selection of vintage and other papers Supplies to make a tassel for your book Use of the instructor’s rubber stamps, stamp pads, washi tape and numerous other embellishments

Supplies Needed to Bring for Class:
Supplies Needed to Bring for Class:
scissors
glue stick (large)
Metal ruler
single hole punch or crocodile
Optional items: any special papers or photos you’d like to incorporate into your journal
heat tool (if you have one)
heavy duty utility knife
Water container for rinsing brushes
1”paint brush ( I like Simply Simmons brushes)
 


     


Leslie Brier
9:00 - 4:30
Thursday Oct 10

Robot Assemblages


$ 150  

 

Learn a variety of cold-connection techniques while constructing a your own unique robot character. We will start with familiar objects such as tins, and teaspoons and give them a new identity. Now you’ll know what to do with all those cool items you’ve been collecting!

Supplies Needed for Class:
The fun stuff
• Items for heads – tea balls, small tins, etc.
• Items for legs – Something sturdy with a flat top. Something made of wood (spools or kids blocks) or hollow tin or aluminum(spice tin, film canister, hair rollers) will make your life easy!
Items for arms - bottle openers, spoons, Keys chains – the sky’s the limit!
What about feet? Flat on the bottom unless your robot will sit and the legs will be dangling.
• Items for the face, eyes, nose, tongue…
• Will your robot have antennae or a tail? Springs, wire whisks, oil can…whatever moves you.
The basics
• Wire- 18, and 20 gauge. (A few yards of each.)
• Flat paint brush (3/8” works well)
• Clay tools – anything you can use to push clay around with.
• Wire cutters
• Screw punch or hand drill or crop-a-dile, or dremel tool. Any one will work
• Center punch, if you have one
• Jewelry tools – bring what you have. I usually use round nose pliers, two pair of bent chain
nose pliers, and a pair of pliers with a flat blade. I will have mine to share, also. Don’t feel that you have to buy tools.
• Wire cutters

Class fee: $20 paid to instructor at beginning of class includes:
Instructor will provide: Apoxie sculpt, clear gesso, hardware items to help in attaching the pieces together. Extra assemblage items will be available for purchase, but are not required.
 


Susan Lenart-Kazmer
9:00 - 4:30
Thursday Oct 10

Building Boxes - Jewelry Form


$ 295  

 

 Throughout history, Talismans and prayer boxes have been worn purposely and used to enhance and bring the qualities, prayers or specific intentions imbedded into these boxes into fruition. These boxes and containers are constructed into beautiful, purposeful and wearable adornment to be carried for protection, power and love. The repetition of wearing a prayer box embeds the intentions deeply and profoundly into the wearers life.

In this workshop learn the practical skills of of building a dimensional sterling silver box form by soldering and constructing a pendant or ring
, as time allows, as well as keeping intention and embedding your personal and powerful Talismans.
Also use symbolism throughout the medium of silver wire, thread, objects and shredded ribbon.
Techniques to be covered include soldering with hard, medium and EZ solder, sweat soldering, building a hollow form, piercing with jewelers saw, clean up and finish work. Intermediate students can bring and add a stone.

Prerequisite – general soldering skills

Kit fee 45.00 paid to instructor at beginning of class includes:
 sterling silver 24 gauge sheet, bezels wire, 16 gauge sterling silver wire, stone, threads, use of solder, flux, sandpaper, expendables.

Please bring to class
 chain and round nose pliers, wire snips, small flat file 01 or similar, jewelers saw, 03 blade (or close), bench pin, awl,
Extra tools- optional-magnifiers, small non asbestos soldering pad, tweezers, torch head, bring a stone
I will provide butane gas, MAPP, torch heads, flux, solder, annealing pan, paint brush, soldering pick, soldering brick,


Anni Schwabe
9:00 - 4:30
Thursday Oct 10

Wind-Borne


$ 150  

 

The title refers to seeds, pods, leaves and all those Earthen elements that the wind picks up and carries away. In this workshop we will be crafting a box and the book that is housed within. Kind of like a pod itself. The pages of our books will encompass assorted studies of wind-carried elements that will be embedded between assorted transparent and translucent papers. The book frame is made of white watercolor paper that opens to a star, which allows the inner pages to shine through, literally.

Materials Fee paid directly to instructor at beginning of class $20.00 includes:
Box materials, assorted translucent papers, watercolor paper, tissue paper, stencils, paper punches, stamps and ink, color mists, paint, embossing powders, extra pressed foliage.

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class: Assorted flat Earthen elements: pressed flora, small seeds, feathers, small sticks, etc. Bone folder, ruler, gel medium, white acrylic paint, soft brushes, tacky glue, regular masking tape (not blue), white modeling paste w/ applicator, craft heat gun, scissors, craft knife

Optional items: Apron


Eric Scott
9:00 - 4:30
Thursday Oct 10

Monster Maker Workshop


$ 150  

 

Unleash your mad scientist in this fun mixed media workshop as you bring a variety of creatures of the imagination to life. Learn to conceptualize and create cute and cuddly, or scary and menacing monsters with pencil, ink, paint, collage, and polymer clay. Build your creations from stock parts or invent your own. Customize your monsters with a variety of details, textures, and accessories, and walk away with your own menagerie of little beasts. Evil laugh optional.

Materials fee $20 paid directly to instructor at beginning of class includes: 
4 - 6”x8” Strathmore 400 Mixed Media Papers
2 - 9”x12” Strathmore 400 Recycled Drawing Papers
1 - Faber-Castell Pitt Artist Pen Set - Black - set of 4
1 - UHU 1.41 oz Glue Stic
Access to all shared Daler-Rowney Canford Assorted Colored Papers and Sculpey Premo

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

Paintbrushes
Water cup
Watercolor paint - small set
Colored pencils - small set
A variety of drawing pencils
Scissors
A variety of polymer clay sculpting tools