Ocean City, MD 2020 Art and Soul Workshops

Workshop Details

Monday Oct 26

Daniel Essig
9:00 - 4:30
Monday Oct 26

Hinged Mica Structures


$ 170  

 

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

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

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


Erin Keck
9:00 - 4:30
Monday Oct 26

Steampunk Journal


$ 170  

 

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

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

EVERYTHING


 


Susan Rossiter
9:00 - 4:30
Monday Oct 26

Subliminal Abstracts


$ 170  

 

I love hiding messages and prose in my paintings. When creating an abstract piece, I’m often thinking of what I have to say and how I’m going to say it. You may have a message for the people in your house, visitors or you may have a reminder for yourself. In this class we are going to do some abstract work with a message in mind and incorporate that message into the painting. Your message will be as visible or invisible as you choose. Your audience may not be able to see the actual words but your message will get to the viewer subliminally. Your message can be kind or bold- this is a judgement free zone where you can say whatever you want. We’ll be working all 5 sides of the paintings and I’ll show you how I finish my signature sides. A deep canvas 1 ½” or deeper is preferred.
A few weeks before class I’ll send an email and ask for you to respond with your message or word (if you are willing to share)~ I’ll make special collage papers just for you and bring them to class. Please register early or I may not have time to make your personalized papers.
The example photo is called “Hypervigilance” the word danger is hidden in the painting thousands of times if you look closely. 

  Kit fee of $20 payable to instuctor at beginning of class includes:

Shared collage papers, handmade papers I make myself, use of acrylic sprays and stencils, printed tea bags, stamps

Supplies Needed to bring for Class:

2 canvas or wood panels any size 15x15 or smaller
A book that can be cut up or magazine
Scissors
Acrylic paint set
Brushes and palette knife
Soft gel medium, water container, baby wipes
Optional: any special collage papers or items

 


 




 


Eric Scott
9:00 - 4:30
Monday Oct 26

Creative Prayer Book


$ 170  

 

In our busy lives, it’s easy to get bogged down with all that we have to do, and it’s too easy to forget to feed our souls and take the time to create. So join me for an artistic journey to create a sacred book that will be a reminder to take a deep breath and focus on what is truly important. In this mixed-media workshop, we’ll start off by making a small book and then work to fill it with techniques, images, and color, as we layer watercolor, collage, ink and more. We’ll allow our books to echo our hopes, dreams, and wishes as we experiment with text and words in order to fill our books with affirmations, quotes, and prayers. Come out and feed your creative soul!

Materials Fee $5 payable to instructor at beginning of class includes: 

UHU Glue Stick 1.41oz
6 pieces of 5.5”x7.5” Strathmore 500 Series Mixed Media Paper
1 piece of 5.5”x7.5” Strathmore 400 Series Watercolor Paper
Book binding thread
Access to book binding tools and stencils

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


Jacqueline Sullivan
9:00 - 4:30
Monday Oct 26

Transparent Collage


$ 170  

 

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

Supply List Needed to Bring to class: 

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

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


Laura Kirby
9:00 - 4:30
Monday Oct 26

Beautifully Broken


$ 170  

 

We will have a blast turning scraps of paper into beautiful, glistening squares that we will use to construct a recessed picture frame to showcase our chosen “broken but still beautiful” centerpiece, which will float on top of exquisite original antique architectural papers. Each finished piece will be unique to you, beautiful artists!!

Materials Fee $20 paid at beginning of class includes:

Wooden boards
Matt board
Antique architecture print
Ball chain
Spacers
Glue
Spray paint (gold or silver)
Butterflies
 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Coordinating papers (scrapbook, magazines, art books, etc.)
Embossing folders ( I will have some to use)
Guilders Paste in your choice of gold or silver
Gel medium
Old gift card or hotel key card to smooth papers
2 foam brushes
Black acrylic paint
Black and white patterned Washi tape, 1 inch wide
Blue painters tape, wide
Approximately 10 plastic clamps that open to 1 inch (these are inexpensive at Lowe’s, Home Depot or Menards)
Embellishment for recessed area, (antique hardware, Mica, etc.)
Frozen charlotte doll or broken doll head, must fit nicely inside an area 5 1/2 X 2 3/4 (eBay and Etsy are good resources)
About 6 inches of fine wire, in your choice of color to go with either gold or silver.
A pair of tight fitting latex gloves, if you are concerned about getting the Guilders Paste on bare fingers.
Wipes
A nonstick craft sheet

Optional items:
A small embossing machine if you already own one. I will bring several to use.

I will have extra kits available for cash purchase, if you work fast and think you’d like to do more than one.

Email me if you have problems finding a frozen charlotte or broken doll head. I can recommend some sources. I will also have a limited supply for purchase.
 


Libby Williamson
9:00 - 4:30
Monday Oct 26

Wonky Sisters


$ 170  

 

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

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


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

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

Student Supplies: Sewing scissors and a smile.
 


Monday AM Oct 26

Eva Sherman
9:00 - 12:00
Monday AM Oct 26

Mokume Madness


$ 95  

 

Tap your inner psychedelic chick vibe using a simple polymer clay technique combined with pre-made metal components. Students will be using a technique similar to mokume gane, which is a traditional Japanese method for laminating various colors of metals together and manipulating them to create patterns that resemble wood or stone patterns. Students will learn to create mokume gane slabs, mirror images, make beads and cabochons, plus install them into premade components. No experience required.

Materials Fee $35 paid at beginning of class includes:

Polymer clay, resin, 1 channel cuff, 3 bezel settings, plus the use of all remaining required tools. 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

small pasta machine


Monday AFT Oct 26

Eva Sherman
1:30 - 4:30
Monday AFT Oct 26

Klimt Canes


$ 95  

 

Create polymer designs in the style of retro artist Gustav Klimt. Students will learn how to make canes using an extruder, assemble the components into slabs, make them into beads and cabochons, plus install them into premade components. No experience required.

Materials Fee $35 paid at beginning of class includes:

Polymer clay, resin, 1 channel cuff, 3 bezel settings, plus the use of all remaining required tools.

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

small pasta machine 
Polymer clay extruder


Monday Eve Oct 26

Erin Keck
6:30 - 9:30
Monday Eve Oct 26

Funky Steampunk Birds


$ 95  

 

Relax and enjoy this easy going, creative workshop.

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

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

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


Daniel Essig
6:30 - 9:30
Monday Eve Oct 26

Herringbone Binding


$ 95  

 

Create a unique book structure with a mica cover and tintype inlay. 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 herringbone binding.

Materials Fee $25 paid at beginning of class includes:

Tintype
Mica sheets
Text block
Handmade paper
Tapes
Assortment of waxed linen thread
Needles
PVA glue
Double stick tape
 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Ruler
Awls
Scissors
Pencils: wood, mechanical
White eraser
¼ Flexcut palm chisel
Exacto knife and blades
Small cutting matte
Thin or light weight collage materials: decorative and/or printed papers, sheet music, photocopies. Extra tintype of your own-approx. demensions 3x4 inches
 


Susan Rossiter
6:30 - 9:30
Monday Eve Oct 26

Happy Hour Scribble Flowers


$ 95  

 

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
 


Eric Scott
6:30 - 9:30
Monday Eve Oct 26

Transitional Spaces


$ 95  

 

Add a whole new dimension to your journaling game as you create transitional spaces and interactivity in your journal. We’ll take static and boring pages, and create dynamic connection as we add windows, doorways, cutouts, pockets, and more. We’ll consider and reconsider what pages can be and how they can interact and relate to one another as we make pages that open up, flip out, and unfold. We’ll tactfully employ tears and cuts to reshape pages, and we’ll fashion tunnels and passages that tie and link different pages together. Come out and learn how easy it is to transform your journal and it’s pages!

Materials Fee $5 payable to instructor at beginning of class includes: 

UHU Glue Stick 1.41oz
Access to a variety mixed media and specialty papers

Supplies You Need to Bring to Class:
Small set of watercolor pencils
Variety of paint brushes
Scissors
Craft knife
Cutting mat
Markers, pens, and pencils - a variety of waterproof and water-soluble writing and drawing materials
Some collage materials – maps, photos, postcards, photocopies, colored papers, ticket stubs, and any other visually inspiring and personally relevant items
 


Jacqueline Sullivan
6:30 - 9:30
Monday Eve Oct 26

Color Adventures


$ 95  

 

We all learned the primary colors back in kindergarten. And we learned to mix them to make secondary colors. But if you do this with a basic primary mix, you often get ugly. In this workshop you’ll learn about how different primary mixes work and what kind of secondary colors they make, What happens when you mix Quinacridone Magenta with Hansa yellow, etc. ? It’s an eye opener!!! What are Modern colors and what are Mineral colors and how do they act differently in our paintings. We’ll make some color wheels and learn to make some of our favorite colors. This class will save you money and space, cause you won’t need to buy every color under the sun, you will know how to make them! And even though it’s science and analyzing stuff – we’ll keep it fun and still learn a lot! 

Materials Fee $10 paid at beginning of class includes:

All paints and some mediums
Stencils and stamps to share
Palette Knives
Palettes
 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

#6 or #8 round nylon brush
Strathmore 6” x 6” 140 lb. watercolor artist tiles
Water container for rinsing brushes
Apron
Paper towels
 


Monday & Tuesday Oct 26 & 27

Jenny Doh
9:00 - 4:30
Monday & Tuesday Oct 26 & 27

Magical Oil Portraits


$ 340  

 

ALLA PRIMA WITH PHOTO REFERENCES
The method I teach is classified as “alla prima” or (wet on wet), also known as “direct painting.” In this workshop, we will use reference photos of portraits. With these references, I will show you how I prepare my substrate and then how I create overall strokes to plan the face and then fill in details in a manner that captures the essence of the face, and not just the likeness.

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

LESS ABOUT INTUITION, MORE ABOUT ACCURACY
Though intuition is an element that each of us will use in the class, this is not a typical “intuitive” class where anything goes. It is more of a technical class where we observe deeply, measure accurately, put on strokes of paint that are as true to the colors and values of our subjects. We will discuss concepts of realism, while aiming for magical realism, where we look within to make adjustments to the paint that we transfer from our brushes to our substrates, to make real, the vision of what we are painting and how we want our painting to look.

TECHNIQUES
o Overview of tools and materials with principles of best practices in terms of handling paints, mediums, and caring for tools
o Basic principles of color-mixing
o How to tone the board
o How to make a rough drawing of subject onto the bord
o How to start painting the values from light, medium to dark
o How to add color onto the value strokes
o How to add finishing touches
o How to transport and care for an oil painting (Note: oil paints take longer to dry than other paints. Please bring a small, shallow container like a shallow cardboard box or Tupperware to place your painting in so that it can be transported without being touched. Another option is to find an old hardcover book that is slightly larger (about an inch or two on all sides) than the bord and bring that book. I’ll show you how to gut the pages out and transform it into a carrying devise.

SKILL LEVEL
All

MEDIUM
Oil paint on gessobord

STUDENT SUPPLY LIST
For your convenience, I will provide walnut oil medium, mineral spirits, palette paper, and all oil paints for each participant. This will help you use and understand my favorite paints before you make the investment into buying actual paints from my list. So in terms of what else you need to bring, here is the list:
o SUBJECTS: Reference photos of people’s faces stored on your smart phone or tablet (like an iPad), devises fully charged. If you have an old family photo, take a photo of that photo and store it onto your devise. Photos with high contrast (lights and darks) is recommended. If you don’t have a photo, I will have many photo references that you can use.
o SUBSTRATES: 2 or 3 Ampersand Gessobord (cradled or flat): Some of the sizes I like using are 6x6, 6x8, 8x8 and 8x10 inches. Make sure the bords do not have canvas texture or any texture to them. Just the smooth ampersand gessobords.
o KNIFE: 1 small palette knife
o PAINTBRUSHES: I use short flat brushes. They are also called “brights.” Do not bring long flats, which look like short flat/brights. I like either the Robert Simmons Titanium or the Shiraz brushes by Rosemary & Co.

o Robert Simmons Titanium, Bright
? One size 1
? Two size 4
? One size 12
OR
o Shiraz, Bright by Rosemary & Co.
? One size 1
? Two size 4
? One size 10
o EASEL: If you have a collapsible table easel (aluminum or wood) please bring it. If you don’t have an easel, bring a large roll of paper towels.
o OPTIONAL: Panel holder. Not required but very nice to have.
o MISC: Paper towels, baby wipes, apron, two small jars with lids

KIT FEE: $10 (to be paid to the instructor by cash or check at time of class)
Includes paints, medium, mineral spirits, palette paper
 


Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday Oct 26, 27,28

Donna Watson
9:00 - 4:30
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday Oct 26, 27,28

Wabi Sabi Nature Collage


$ 495  

 

Wabi Sabi is a Japanese aesthetic. This Japanese aesthetic is a beauty of things imperfect, incomplete and impermanent…rustic, earthy, simple, textured, and organic. Wabi Sabi is deeply connected to nature, the passage of time and cycle of life and
seasons. On the first morning, everyone will go out into nature to collect leaves, sticks, rocks, shells… and are even invited to bring nature collections from home. They will then hand paint Japanese washi (provided by the instructor) papers using nature as stencils to mimic the patterns and textures found outside. They can also use rubber stamps, stamping tools, and stencils. On the second day, the artist will learn simple compositions and design elements to create collages. On the 3rd day they can continue with collage OR templates and tag board will be provided to make a box with a lid to hold some of their nature collections as well as an accordion style book, with tags. Our connection to nature will be complete.

For more information about Donna Watson go to her website:
www.donnawatsonart.com or email her at: donna@donnawatsonart.com
 

Supplies Needed for Class:

Gelli Plate: 8”x10”
Tubes of acrylic paint, black and white PLUS 4+ colors of your choice
  (fluid acrylics do not work well with these techniques)
Brush: one cheap flat brush for gluing
Matte Medium: small jar of acrylic matte medium for gluing
Spray Water bottle: 1 filled with water
Brayers: two - 2-3” rubber brayers (soft is best.. not hard and not
sponge)
Plastic trash bag: 1-2 - to dry painted papers on
Water container, palette (can be paper palette or paper plates)
paper towels
gloves, rubber disposable ones
Surfaces for collage: white or off white — suggestions: journal pages,
watercolor paper, illustration board, canvas or cradled wood ..
10”x10” or smaller (8”x8” or 8”x10”) bring 4-6 for collage
Collections from nature: leaves, sticks, small rocks, flowers, seed pods

Optional for collages: scissors, rubber stamps with stamp pads, sten-cils, stamping tools, found papers, other washi papers

Instructor will have packets of Japanese washi papers available for US$15… as most of these washi papers are difficult to find.

OPTIONAL supply list for folded boxes and books

All of the above plus:

Bone folder, hole puncher, glue sticks 3-4, scissors, ruler, x-actor knife
needle, strings, plus leaves, sticks etc
optional: beads, feathers, rusty metal objects, whatever can be collected
from outside
 


Tuesday Oct 27

Erin Keck
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday Oct 27

Lets Chime In


$ 170  

 

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

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

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


Susan Rossiter
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday Oct 27

Mid Century Modern


$ 170  

 

From the 1940’s to the 1960’s Mid Century Modern colors and designs were everywhere. Atomic, Boomerang, Ogee, Tiki... there are so many directions to go with these paintings.
This class will give you a little background of the era and we’ll go over some pattern verbiage and color combinations. Then, I’ll show you how to map out your canvas, create templates and assemble your own “Mid Century Modern meets Mixed Media” piece with paint and paper. These are my examples as seen in The World of Interiors magazine.

$15 payable to instuctor at beginning of class includes:

handout, templates, tape, Golden matte varnish, collage paper to share

Supplies Needed to bring for Class:
12X24 canvas
Your favorite acrylic set- I’m using Golden high flows and Liquitex matte soft body paints
Brushes, palette knife
Water container
Paper towels
Yard stick or 24” ruler
Scissors
A few sheets of collage paper
Pencil
Soft Gel


 


Eric Scott
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday Oct 27

Layer by Layer


$ 170  

 

Immerse yourself in the art of mixed-media layering, and dive into a wide range of techniques for creating rich layers in your work. The focus of this workshop is on exploring the possibilities of layering materials, ideas, and images as you explore how to build up color and texture using watercolor, water-soluble pencil, ink and more. You’ll learn to incorporate personal themes and ideas as you experiment with collage, image transfers, and text to develop your work. Don’t worry if it seems like a lot, we’ll take it layer by layer, and you’ll see just how easy it is to create work with depth and richness.

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 paint
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 itemsOptional Items:

Colored Pencils
Oil Pastels
 


Eva Sherman
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday Oct 27

Beach Glass Ring


$ 170  

 

Create a beach glass ring (or pendant) to wear year round as souvenir of summer days! In this class students will learn to make a bezel that will hold the glass securely in place, and give jewelry a polished professional look, while practicing and perfecting soldering skills. Previous soldering experience recommended, but adventurous beginners are welcome.

Materials Fee $65 paid at beginning of class includes:

All required tools and materials.

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

None.  All will be provided


Jacqueline Sullivan
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday Oct 27

Inky Abstracts


$ 170  

 

Bring your imagination and experience the joy and freedom of abstraction. You will learn some new and creative ways to work with water based ink, markers and watercolor crayons. Modern inks are a far more versatile medium than you might imagine. The intense colours, transparency and fluidity make them well worth a try, especially if you already enjoy watercolours
This class will introduce you to the tools, techniques, theories and principles for designing an abstract. You will learn about building a firm foundation of structure for your paintings using shape, value, color, edges and center of interest. Students will play with some stencils, stamps and resists and mark making. This class is designed for the beginner as well as the more experienced student.
  

Materials Fee $15 paid at beginning of class includes:

8 colors off ink to share
Stamps and Stencils to share
Aqua Boards to Work on
Markers and Watercolor Crayons to share. 
Resists
Other Misc Supplies

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

2 - 6 well palettes
1” flat brush (I like Simply Simmons with white handle)
# 6 or # 8 Round brush
Water container for rinsing brushes
Apron
Notebook
Paper Towels
 


Libby Williamson
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday Oct 27

Tea Bag Revival


$ 170  

 

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

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

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

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

Students should bring

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


Tuesday Eve Oct 27

Daniel Essig
6:30 - 9:30
Tuesday Eve Oct 27

Centipede Stitch


$ 95  

 

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

Materials Fee $20 paid at beginning of class includes:

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

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

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


Susan Rossiter
6:30 - 9:30
Tuesday Eve Oct 27

Gyotaku Fish Printing


$ 95  

 

A form of nature printing, Japanese fishermen in the mid-1800’s kept ink and rice paper on their boats to make prints of the fish they caught. This was how they recorded different fish species and their sizes for bragging rights. In this class, we’re going to make several Gyotaku prints and enhance them with watercolor, inks, and acrylics. These prints are beautiful even without the enhancements and make wonderful gifts. No fish will be injured in this class! Feel free to email with questions. Susan.Rossiter@yahoo.com

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

Handout, Beautiful handmade paper pack and collage papers for embellishment, folder to take your prints home, use of inks, dotting tools, watercolors and Golden transparent acrylics, iridescent and metallic; use of my realistic molded fish and sea creatures.

Supplies Needed to bring for Class:

Watercolor set, any fluid acrylics and inks you already have, brushes, water container, permanent ink pad like “Stayz on” in black or dark brown, black micron pen, white gel pen

      

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


Jacqueline Sullivan
6:30 - 9:30
Tuesday Eve Oct 27

Go For The Gesso


$ 95  

 

 Acrylic Gesso - originally designed as a primer for canvas - is a wonderful medium! In this process class, you will use Gesso to do transfers, make textures, stencil with it, use it to "age" your collages and more. This class will explore many aspects of this versatile medium. Techniques learned in this class are great for altered books, book covers and collage papers. As time allows, students can build small collages with the papers that they have made. Everyone will leave with a small portfolio of papers - ready for the next project!  

Materials Fee $15 paid at beginning of class includes:

All paints and mediums
Stencils and stamps
Black and White Gesso. Gold Gesso
Pastels and other media that will be added
 Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:
 

A sketch book (11 x 14) to use for paper
Water container
1" golden nylon brush
Hair dryer to help dry texture

 


Erin Keck
6:30 - 9:30
Tuesday Eve Oct 27

Barnyard Babies


$ 95  

 

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
 


Tuesday & Wednesday Oct 27 & 28

Daniel Essig
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday & Wednesday Oct 27 & 28

Book of Mica


$ 340  

 

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

 

 


 


Wednesday Oct 28

Susan Rossiter
9:00 - 4:30
Wednesday Oct 28

Arte Povera


$ 170  

 

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 $20 paid 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


Eva Sherman
9:00 - 4:30
Wednesday Oct 28

Creating With Castings


$ 170  

 

Using a crucible and a torch, plus some household materials, we will create several organic shapes by melting sterling silver scraps. Your favorite component(s) will be made into jewelry. Up to 2 pieces may be created as time allows. Previous soldering experience recommended, but adventurous beginners are welcome.

Materials Fee $65 paid at beginning of class includes:

All required tools and materials.

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

None.  All will be provided


Jacqueline Sullivan
9:00 - 4:30
Wednesday Oct 28

Texture Meets Metal


$ 170  

 

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

Supply List Needed to Bring to class: 

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

$15 supply fee covers:
Small, square Canvas or cradled panel board
Copper and Brass 2” squares

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


 


Wednesday & Thursday Oct 28 & 29

Jenny Doh
9:00 - 4:30
Wednesday & Thursday Oct 28 & 29

Painting By Heart - 3 Day Acrylic


$ 340  

 

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

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

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

SKILL LEVEL
All

MEDIUM
Acrylic paint on stretched canvas

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

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


 


Thursday Oct 29

Daniel Essig
9:00 - 4:30
Thursday Oct 29

Relics, Niches and Windows


$ 170  

 

This workshop will explore a variety of media and materials with the intension of showcasing and protecting small treasures within your work. The focus of the class will be the use of wood, but we will also use metal, mica, leather, veneers, and a variety of papers to create niches to house your most precious objects.

Materials Fee $30 paid at beginning of class includes:

Practice sample boards
Leather
Selection of metal sheeting
Veneers
Wood
Various papers and board
1/8-inch brass brads
Waxed linen thread and needles
PVA glue
Other misc. materials or tools needed to complete the project

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Ruler
Sturdy sharp awl
Scissors
Pencils
Japanese paper drill
¼ inch single bevel -Flexcut palm chisel
Exacto knife and blades
Small cutting matte
Small hammer,
needle nose tweezers
Assortment of small found objects and treasures (max. ¼ inch thick), stamps, insect wings,
 


Nicole Austin
9:00 - 4:30
Thursday Oct 29

Image Transfer Leather Journal


$ 165  

 

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

Materials Fee $20 paid at beginning of class includes:Collage paper pack full of unique assortment of handmade, scrapbook, recycled, vintage papers, faux leather, elastic cord or 2-ring binder mechanism, assorted transfer images to choose from, watercolor paper, etc
Use of shared materials: iron, wood panel , acrylic paint, spray ink, stencils, mark-making tools, embellishments, assortment of paper and ephemera to include as pages
 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

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

 


Andrea Beitzel
9:00 - 4:30
Thursday Oct 29

Hand Crafted Floral Wreath


$ 170  

 

Use your creativity to design the perfect Wreath for your home. Choose from more than 25 different flower colors and textures (or use them all!) Each participant will create a wreath from scratch using flowers, herbs, leaves and pods that are dry, or will dry, for a gorgeous finished Wreath that will adorn your indoor wall for many months to years. Finished wreath will measure 18-24" in diameter, depending on flower selection.  

Materials Fee $30 paid at beginning of class includes:

Wreath frame, spool wire, Wreath hanger, lemon leaves, assorted dried flower bunches, floral paint, plastic gloves, glue, ribbon

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

none -- all will be provided


Susan Rossiter
9:00 - 4:30
Thursday Oct 29

Chicken Painting for the Soul


$ 170  

 

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)
 


Eva Sherman
9:00 - 4:30
Thursday Oct 29

Metal Clay Alchemy


$ 170  

 

If you prefer a bit of rough in your jewelry designs, creating rings with metal clay may be right up your alley! In this class students will create up to 4 rings working with a PMC3, while adding faceted stones, tube bezels, and an optional gold accent. Students will also learn to allow for shrinkage to be sure their rings are the right size. No experience required

Materials Fee $65 paid at beginning of class includes:

All required tools and materials.

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

None.  All will be provided


Jacqueline Sullivan
9:00 - 4:30
Thursday Oct 29

Designing the Abstract Painting - A Cruciform


$ 170  

 

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

Supply List Needed to Bring to class: 

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

$15 supply fee covers:
Fluid acrylics – 8 colors
Hi Flow Acrylics – 2 – 4 colors
All Acrylic mediums
Other tools for sharing.