Harrisburg, PA May 2024 Art and Soul Workshops

Workshop Details

Mon May 13

Erin Keck
9:00 - 4:30
Mon May 13

Lets Chime In


$ 185  

 

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 $35.00 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.)


Trish McKinney
9:00 - 4:30
Mon May 13

Chasing Wonder - Combining Words with Watercolors


$ 185  

 

“Wonder is the beginning of wisdom” – Socrates
All art forms, painting, creativity, begins with that moment of wonder. Recognizing these moments and combining them with words creates a deeper meaning that can inspire, heal, and make magic.
In this class, students will learn how to reinvent their paintings through the use of words and watercolor. By weaving words with watercolor, students will go beyond the traditional approach to watercolor moving into something inspiring – something personal. Students will learn how to create strong compositions, strengthen design principals, use playful collage paint acrylic transparently and use words as exciting textural backgrounds. Are you ready to chase wonder?
 

Materials Fee $25 paid at beginning of class includes:

GOLDEN Paints – Fluid Acrylics, Gesso, & Matte Medium, Strathmore Paper, Words to Collage, Brushes, StencilGirl Stencils, Reference Photos, Handouts, & more

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

water container, & paper towels - optional - students may want to use a blow dryer to help speed up drying if electrical outlets permit. Trish will provide everything else.


Clarissa Callesen
9:00 - 4:30
Mon May 13

Rogue Mark Making


$ 185  

 

The making of marks is the fundamental building block of all artwork from the first handprints on cave walls to the strokes of paint that created Van Gogh’s Starry Night. Mark making is the beginning exploration in a work of art all the way through to the last finishing touches.

You are invited to spend the day exploring the rich complexity of mark making. You will explore mark making techniques through fun exercises and unusual tools. In this process, you will start to develop your own vocabulary of marks while building a collection of unique collage material. You will learn how to use the building blocks of mark making to create a completed work of art rich with texture.

You will be exploring a WIDE range of techniques for making marks. Some familiar and some unconventional. Besides the usual materials for marks, you will explore using stitches, collage, staplers, and goose feathers as nontraditional methods for making marks. The marks learned can be incorporated into collage, visual journaling, more traditional drawing or painting, and fiber art.

I am a strong proponent of experimentation and light-heartedness in making art. My job is not to tell you “How to make art” but to share techniques and support you in finding your unique creative voice.
 

Materials Fee $15 cash paid at beginning of class includes:

• Stabilo pencils
• Pens
• Copy paper
• Rice paper
• Watercolor pens
• Watercolor pencils
• Vintage book pages
• A huge assortment of mark making tools
• Feather quills
• Inspirational images
• Needles and thread
 

 Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

• A pad of mixed media paper
• An assortment of different papers to use for experimentation. Such as: rice paper, collage paper, specialty paper, colored paper, wrapping paper, anything that inspires you.
• A small bottle of black India ink.
• A couple bottles of colored ink of your choice
• A couple of paint brushes different sizes
• A stapler and staples
• Matte Gel Medium for collage
• An assortment of mark making materials that you already own: pencils, pens, pastels, paint, watercolor pencils, etc.


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

        


Ingrid Dijkers
9:00 - 4:30
Mon May 13

Thru the Rabbit Hole


$ 185  

 

You’ll delight in this journey into the realm of Alice that takes us through the Rabbit-Hole in tunnel book format. This sturdy book with wooden covers and boxboard pages is sure to hold up to the riggers of many adventurous journeys.

The original completed edition Of Ingrid’s classis “Through the Rabbit Hole” tunnel book has been purchased and is now in the Artists’ Book Collection Library of Cornell University. You can make your own abbreviated version in this revised workshop that has more of the prep work done for you. Additional collage sheet packets will be available so that you can make the full version as shown in the video and photo gallery on Ingrid’s website at IngridDijkers.com

  

Kit fee $ 40 cash  payable to instructor at beginning of class
10 pre painted pages
Pre cut front and back wood cover for the book
Includes all imagery to complete the class sample book
(All additional imagery to make the complete book as per the video available for purchase)
Binding rings
Plus additional materials and the use of many supplies that will be needed for class


Supplies Needed for Class:
Cuticle scissors or exacto knife with protective cutting surface
Compass
Elmer’s glue
1” natural bristle utility brush
Your usual basic journaling supplies (paints, markers, etc)

If you have or we can share-
Heat gun

 


Micah Goguen
9:00 - 4:30
Mon May 13

Vintage Sacred Hearts


$ 185  

 

Join artist Micah Goguen as we create these vintage heart designs on panel. Each guest can choose two designs to work on simultaneously. The design outlines will be transferred on panels provided. We will be using GOLDEN SoFlat graphic paint to customize the colors and finish with a gel and staining technique that gives it an antiqued appearance. Each participant will leave with 2 completed works. 

Materials Fee $20 paid at beginning of class includes:

• (Qty 2) 6 x 6 Ampersand Gessobord panels
• 2 Sacred Heart Templates
• Transfer paper
• GOLDEN SoFlat Acrylics
• SilverBrush Black Pearl Brushes
• GOLDEN Heavy Gel Semi-Gloss
• GOLDEN Fluid Acrylics
• Posca Black Paint pens
• Watercups
• Palettes
• Baby Wipes

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

• Apron (optional)
• Paper Towels
 


Mon Eve May 13

Erin Keck
6:30 - 9:30
Mon Eve May 13

Robot Art Babies


$ 100  

 

Robots are such cool creatures. The mechanical characteristics of a human physique to give them personalities to which we can relate.
In this class we will be creating our own small robot sculptures using everyday nuts & bolts, plus castaways from the garage of yesteryear.
Everything will be provided in this class along with instruction for assemblage. Each student will leave with two Robot assemblage Art Dolls
Come and enjoy this easy fun and relaxing class. No previous knowledge of assemblage is required, only a little ingenuity.
 

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

Everything will be provided in this class along with instruction for assemblage. Each student will leave with two Robot assemblage Art Dolls

 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

apron


Micah Goguen
6:30 - 9:30
Mon Eve May 13

Ethereal Landscapes


$ 100  

 

Get an amazing result regardless of your skill level with this gel plate mono print workshop. The clear gel plate acts as a transparency over the image allowing you to extract the subject using rich layers of color. You will learn the process and color application in an encouraging atmosphere while being introduced to new products and techniques. We will be using landscapes as references. Students will walk away with a completed project. All skill levels welcomed. We will be using Gel Press gel plates, Ampersand Claybord panels and GOLDEN OPEN acrylics. We will provide 2 choices for you to use as a reference. You can choose the one image that resonates most. Email micahgoguenart@gmail.com with questions or concerns

Materials Fee $25 paid at beginning of class includes:

(to keep)
• 8 x 10 Ampersand Gessobord
• Gel Plate 8 x10
• A color copy of the reference image
• Newsprint

(to use)
• Gel Press texture comb
• GOLDEN OPEN acrylics in your favorite primary colors plus black (I like using Benzimidazolone Yellow, Quinacridone Magenta, Manganese Blue and Bone Black
• A 6” brayer
• SilverBrush Black Pearl brushes
• Black and white paint pens

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

• apron (optional)
• paper towels
 


Mon/Tue May 13-14

Kate Thompson
9:00 - 4:30
Mon/Tue May 13-14

The Abundant Book


$ 365  

 

I call this The Abundant Book because I celebrate all the beauty I have collected over the years. My love for vintage fabric and papers made me want to put all this goodness together into a book that will be a treasure and add to my beautiful collection of meaningful objects I can get visual pleasure and inspiration from. In this class we will be making a 3 signature art book (9.5" x 6") We will create the pages using a variety of techniques-dyeing, fabric patchworking, collage on paper. We will gather a collection of vintage ephemera to fill in the book pages as well. There are demonstrations on my particular way to collage and paint. Taking these collages a step further by dipping them into dye baths. I demonstrate image transfers, several embroidery stitches which create beautiful mark making, wire work, stitching a patchwork, layering borders and bundles with complexity as well as simplicity. It all comes together as we gather our pages into signatures and sew those signatures to create a beautiful intriguing book.

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Vintage Fabric and laces (check vintage stores and swap meets, check out Etsy and Ebay)
watercolor paper, copy paper, craft paper Size 9.5" x 12"
Vintage Ephemera ( I buy alot of mine from https://www.monahanpapers.com)
Chalk paints (get them at Michaels or Hobby Lobby)
Golden acrylic paints- I use Alizarin crimson, paynes gray, ultramarine blue, quin nickel azo gold, titanian white, Water colors-your choice of colors
matte medium, Golden Self Leveling
Gel, gesso, clear gesso
Instructor will supply;
Dark annealed wire, gauge 24 https://www.amazon.com/Hillman-Group-123122-Annealed-1-Pack/dp/B000BPBV20
waxed linen (Michaels or Hobby Lobby) , embroidery floss, sewing needles, darners for waxed linen.
joint compound (Home Depot or Lowes) which is premixed plaster
Purchase from instructor:
If you don’t have a collection of vintage fabric I will have Fabric for the pages
Paper ephemera

  

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Lorraine Glessner
9:00 - 4:30
Mon/Tue May 13-14

Mixed Media Encaustic: Mono-Printing & Work on Paper


$ 365  

 

This workshop explores the immediacy and process-diverse technique of encaustic mono-printing. Through journaling, personal mapping and expressive mark-making exercises, we will access layers of the self, providing the inspiration to develop ideas and areas of focus for series-based work on paper. All encaustic supplies are included, however, you might like to bring your own collage materials and/or some of the optional supplies for more personal expression.

Materials Fee $25 cash  paid to instructor at beginning of class includes:

• Soy wax for brush cleaning
• heated encaustic tools and irons
• Extra drawing paper
• Parchment paper
• encaustic paint
• limited variety of dried/pressed botanicals
• carbon based copies for photo transfer
• Small journal/sketchbook
• Mark-making tools
• Limited variety of Collage materials • Limited variety of paint sticks
• Tracing paper
• Pans and cups for paint and medium
• Limited variety of watercolor inks
• encaustic medium
• griddles/heated palettes
• cords/power strips
• Mono-printing papers
• Watercolor brushes
• Stencils
 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

• any tool or material for any technique that you normally employ while working with encaustic.
• basic encaustic colors will be provided, however, if you prefer certain colors, please bring them.
• decorative stencils, mesh, doilies, etc-anything flat with open areas that can be used as a stencil.
• found objects for dipping in ink for mark-making
• Pressed flowers or botanicals
• Eco printed or other hand dyed fabrics you would like to collage (thin fabrics like silk or print cloth weight cotton)
• Images, photographs, thin papers, threads for collage
• Paper towels
• Pencil sharpener
 


 


Tue May 14

Erin Keck
9:00 - 4:30
Tue May 14

Pop Top Beads


$ 185  

 

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. A bangle bracelet kit will be added for students to display their finished beads.
This is for all skill levels. Each student will leave with as many beads as they wish to make during the class 

Materials Fee $20 paid at beginning of class includes:

Vintage New Old Stock Bottle caps, all jewelry hardware to create beads and bracelet, tools to be used in class

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

A basic jewelry tool kit,(round nose pliers, chain nose pliers, small wire cutters) teacher will also have a few extra tools to use.


Lisa Thorpe
9:00 - 4:30
Tue May 14

Art Journaling for the Journey


$ 185  

 

This is a well-being-focused workshop. The day will be divided into 4 sections. In each section we will consider life’s inflection points through reflection and sharing then art exploration. We will begin each section with brief meditation and grounding then explore a poem or quote to focus on the theme. After a demonstration of art response ideas and techniques, there will be time for personal reflection and a creative art response. The guided art response gives lots of space for individual creativity and originality to suit each participant’s style, background, and experience. The section will close with sharing for anyone who chooses to. The day is divided into four 90 min sections each with its own art reflection. The art responses are designed for all skill levels and are intended as an entry to an ongoing art journaling journey. Why art journaling? I believe that using different pathways through art and poetry can help us crack open parts of ourselves that we have let lay dormant or unexamined. Art can get at feelings that are sometimes out of reach of words and gives a new modality of expression and exploration. I will be your guide for this art journaling experience. I am an artist, teacher, and lifelong art journal creator – the process has been a beautiful unfolding for me – I think you’ll enjoy it too.

Materials Fee $10 paid at beginning of class includes:

• White #10 gel pen
• White wax crayon
• A sampling of art papers cut to 3-inch squares.
• A page of a map

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

• 9x12” MIXED MEDIA spiral bound, sketch book –
a sketch book that doesn’t say mixed media will ripple when pages get damp from paint or glue You don’t have to have this brand, but Mixed media is the key term.
• Watercolors. You can use inexpensive classroom watercolors, travel watercolors or anything you might have.
•Watercolor brush large and medium (student grade brush is fine)
•Start collecting papers to cut up and use like: Origami papers, printed art papers, magazine images, old cards, old letters, old journal pages, wrapping paper, tissue paper, candy wrapper foil, old photos… anything really the interests you
• A photo of someone no longer in your life that you miss and/or a photo of a younger you.
•Colored pencils of any kind are good too have but don’t need to be expensive.
• Glue Stick of any kind
• Scissors
• Ruler
• Pencil
• Cup for water
•Optional: Washi tape (Japanese decorative tape is fun to have but not necessary)
  


Jacqueline Sullivan
9:00 - 4:30
Tue May 14

Abstracted Landscape


$ 185  

 

What does it mean to create a painting that is informed by the natural world around us, but is not exactly representational? The difference between representational painting and abstract painting is that in abstract work, the subject is not as evident. Working with acrylic paints, students will be encouraged to let go of object orientation and see the landscape simply as shapes, colors and values. This workshop explores abstraction, composition, color and mark making, through the lens of landscape Students will learn how to coax hints of reality from an abstract background and perhaps how to integrate some textural and/or collage materials.
We will work with reference imagery and transform it into rich, energetic paintings. Starting with some warm up exercises – we’ll create a series of several quickly done small abstracts on paper or in a journal/sketchbook. We’ll then move onto a larger substrate and start fresh with the same reference image. The goal is to create abstract paintings reminiscent of the world around us.
 

Materials Fee $15 paid at beginning of class includes:

• 6 Small pieces (about 6” x 9”) of 140# CP watercolor paper
• All paints and mediums
• Tissue, Napkins or deli paper to use for collage
• Water soluble oil pastel or water soluble crayons for mark making
 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

• 1” Flat Brush ( Lately I have been using Simply Simmons brushes)
• # 6 or # 8 Round Brush
• Water soluble graphite for initial sketch (or use a pencil or a pastel or piece of charcoal)
• Water container
• Paper towels
• Palette Pad or something to use as a palette
• Palette knife for mixing colors and possibly painting textures
 


Trish McKinney
9:00 - 4:30
Tue May 14

Natures Palette


$ 185  

 

Discover the wonder and beauty of Nature’s Palette through playful experimentation. Trish’s newest Nature’s Palette paintings have evolved into a collection she calls “Forest Bathing” and this new class will introduce how she intertwines words with nature. Students will learn some of her newest techniques on how to create texture and pattern in my backgrounds. They will discover the glories of nature’s palette as they implement nature into pours of acrylic ink-like paint. Leaves, grass, twigs, plants, stencils, mark-making and collage will then be used in creative ways to design a painting. Elements of design and drawing will be focused on to create a work of art. Bring your imagination and your sense of adventure and leave your inhibitions at the door! Expand nature’s palette and learn mixed media techniques in a new and exciting way!

Links: https://www.trishmckinney.com/naturespalette

Materials Fee $30 paid at beginning of class includes:

GOLDEN Paints – High Flow & Fluid Acrylics, & Gesso, - 12x12 Ampersand AquaBord Panels, Brushes, Leaves, StencilGirl Stencils, Textural Ephemra, Handouts, & more!

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

brayers & aprons – sometimes this class gets wild!

Optional Supplies: students may choose to bring an extra 12”x12” Ampersand AquaBord flat panel if they want more than 1 painting.


Thomas Ashman
9:00 - 4:30
Tue May 14

Dollies de los Muertos


$ 185  

 

Take a walk on the dark side and join a Día de los Muertos (Day of the dead) celebration with the Black Sheep Artist! Observed annually throughout Mexico (and many other places too). This macabre holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died, and help support them on their spiritual journey. The unique food, activities, and art that surrounds the celebration is simply astonishing and I am totally inspired and enthralled by all of it! Drawing inspiration from the rich and colorful traditions of the holiday, as well as a bit of so-called "Goth" style, we will transform a "thrift store rescue” porcelain doll into a beautiful tribute to those who have gone before us. Don't be scared...it's just a doll.
     In this playful and energetic doll-altering workshop, students will learn: how to deconstruct a discarded porcelain doll down to its blank basic form and modify it to achieve more natural poses; a quick and easy way to dye different types of fabrics for "spooktacular" effects; how to paint a doll's face with traditional Mexican Day of the Dead designs (or something non-traditional); how to accessorize your ghost girl like a boss, and some light-hearted discussion on why it is important to distinguish between glam-goth-gorgeous and horrifying-Halloween-hokey. We’ll also build a decorative stand to pose and display your delightfully decomposing debutante…
Hey, just because you’re dead, doesn’t mean you can’t look fabulous, right?
 

Materials Fee $30 paid at beginning of class includes:

• DoD design example sheets
• instruction booklet
• wood base, dowel, and all hardware for stand
• all the black and white paint you can use
• a fancy new marabou wig for your dolly
• fabric dyes and darkeners
• glue, tape, wire
• terrifying trims & freaky fabrics
• beads, buttons & jewelry bits
• and lots of other creepy cool stuff and nonsense for your living dead girl!
 

To complete the project, students MUST come to class with the following supplies:

• one porcelain doll with the clothes still on it
• some good scissors
• a few different sizes paintbrushes including a very fine tipped one
• any of your favorite beads, buttons, old jewelry, fabrics & ribbons (in addition to your kits, we'll have a "share table" to swap other supplies you bring with your fellow students)
• any other spooky props or accessories you may have lying around.

For more artist info visit Black Sheep Artist Studio or email
thomasashmanart@ yahoo.com.
 


Nancy Sacco
9:00 - 4:30
Tue May 14

Freeform Sterling, Opal, and Resin Ring


$ 185  

 

In this class you’ll learn how to measure for a perfectly fitted ring, add sterling silver wire and fine silver ball embellishments to enhance the crushed lab opal gemstone focal piece. You’ll make a freeform wire bezel to encapsulate your choice of a wide variety of crushed opal. Small butane torches will be used to solder all to a sterling silver band. The ring design and choice of stones will make this a truly unique ring for each student to wear proudly! Please arrive early to choose your opal.

Please tie back long hair, wear closed toe shoes, and avoid wearing loose flowing clothing.

Materials Fee $55 paid at beginning of class includes:

Everything you need for the class will be provided, so there is nothing extra to bring.
Sterling Silver Sheet
Sterling Silver Wire
Crushed Lab Opal
 


Micah Goguen
9:00 - 4:30
Tue May 14

Ragamuffin Portraits


$ 185  

 

Join artist Micah Goguen as we take your favorite portrait and layer, embellish and adorn with layers of mixed media. This goof proof portrait class won’t require you to draw a portrait to get a stunning result. We will learn how to apply the layers in an order that showcases the property of each media. All materials are provided, you just need to bring your image. We will be learning aspect of collage, tinting with fluid acrylics, application with palette knife, stenciling and drawing with dry media. Your image you bring should be printed full size on standard copy paper in black and white. You can email the image to micahgoguenart@gmail.com for comments or approval if concerned about complexity or layout.

Materials Fee $25 paid at beginning of class includes:

(to keep)
• 8 x 10 Ampersand Gessobord
https://www.jerrysartarama.com/gel-press-printing-plates
• Mystery TCW stencil
• Plastic palette knife
• Collage papers
(to use)
• GOLDEN soft gel gloss
https://www.jerrysartarama.com/golden-gel-mediums
• GOLDEN fluid acrylics
https://www.jerrysartarama.com/golden-fluid-acrylic-sets
• Pastels/colored pencils
• Paint brushes of various sizes
 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

• Your full page black and white copy of image
• Paper towels
• Your own favorite stencils
• Your own favorite collage materials
• Your own favorite brushes
 


Tue Eve May 14

Erin Keck
6:30 - 9:30
Tue Eve May 14

Mica Explosion : An Illuminated Breeze Catcher


$ 100  

 

In this workshop, we will take Mica and a wire battery operated light to create this unique hanging, sun & breeze catching sculpture. Because we are working with wires students will be able to shape this in many ways to give individual design if so desired.
The finished Breeze Catcher measures approximately 10+ inches in diameter. This is an accent piece.
This class is for all skill levels
 

Materials Fee $20 cash paid at beginning of class includes:

everything to create this hanging Breeze Catcher.

 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

2 pair of jewelry pliers, glasses if needed for close up work.


Nancy Sacco
6:30 - 9:30
Tue Eve May 14

Unisex Fused Sterling Silver Ring


$ 100  

 

In this class you will learn how to FUSE sterling silver wire to a sterling silver base, then solder a gold filled focal piece to it. You will be given enough sterling silver sheet to make a ring about a half an inch wide. It is perfect for either a man or a woman.

If you have never tried to fuse sterling silver wire to sterling silver sheet, you will be surprised at how easy it is. This classy ring will become an everyday staple for you in your jewelry box.

Please tie back long hair, avoid loose flowing clothing, and wear closed toe shoes.

 

Materials Fee $40 paid at beginning of class includes:

Everything you need for the class will be provided, so there is nothing extra to bring.
Sterling Silver Sheet
Sterling Silver Wire
Gold Filled Patterned Wire
 


Micah Goguen
6:30 - 9:30
Tue Eve May 14

Expressive Self Portrait


$ 100  

 

Are you interested in portraiture but feeling intimidated? This is a great class to explore your creative abilities using layering techniques and mixed media application. Particpants will use the image of their choice printed full sheet on copy paper. You can email the image of your choice to micahgoguenart@gmail.com and Micah will print a simplified copy prior to the workshop. We will outline the image on Grafix Duralar Film which acts as a transparency, so no drawing skills are necessary. The student will use Marabu sketch markers to colorize and create stunning visual effects. The Instructor will guide the students to use acrylics to block in and layer image after using the sketch markers. Students may opt to select no image and pursue the process as an abstract. Each student will take home a set of Marabu markers and a completed project. You can get a better idea of what this class entails by viewing the link here 

Materials Fee $15 cash  paid at beginning of class includes:

• Grafix Duralar
• 6 pk of Marabu Sketch Markers
• GOLDEN Fluid Acrylics
• GOLDEN Metallic paints
• Brushes (to use)
• Paint palettes
• Water cups
• Altered Image (copy sent by participant)
 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

• Paper Towels
• Willingness
• Enthusiasm

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Tue/Wed May 14-15

Clarissa Callesen
9:00 - 4:30
Tue/Wed May 14-15

Grunging the Gelli Print


$ 365  

 

Recently, the Gelli plate has most commonly been used to create collage papers. I want to invite you to rethink the Gelli plate as a tool for creating completed work of arts.

Monoprinting has a very rich history in the art world. Did you know that Gauguin, Picasso, and Degas used their equivalent of a Gelli Plate to create masterpieces? We are very lucky to have the technology of the modern Gelli plate because it allows us to create monoprints without an expensive printing press and toxic inks right in our homes.

I am going to share with you the unique techniques and esthetics that I bring to Gelli printing. Texture and grunge are at the base of all my work. I have spent many hours experimenting in order to recreate the look of peeling paint and ancient textures. Your first day will be exploring and experimenting with a huge range of techniques. You will be creating a foundation of processes and new ways to work with the Gelli plate.

On the second day, we will be exploring mark making, collage, and you will complete at least one finished work of art. You will learn easy techniques to register your plate and allow for multiple printing and layering. Encouraging and supporting creativity is at the base of my teaching. My job is not to tell you “How to make art” but to share techniques and support you in finding your own unique creative voice.
 
 

Materials Fee $15 paid at beginning of class includes:

Stencils
Deli paper
Gel Matte medium
3 types of paper: copy, card stock, and glossy
Other assorted acrylic paints and mediums
Gesso
Water soluble graphite
Watercolor pens.
Posca pens
Texture tools
Vintage papers
 
 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

• 2 Gelli plates any size or shape

• A brayer

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

• A pad of mixed media paper

• Scissors

• Wet wipes

• A palette and water container

• Your favorite pens or pencils for mark making

• A roll of blue painter’s tape

 

Optional:

• Heat gun and extension cord
• Other papers you may want to use for experimenting
• Your favorite texture tools or stamps (I will be providing an assortment for use in class)

 

Optional:

• Heat gun and extension cord
• Watercolors or colored ink
• Stamps and ink pads
• A small assortment of beads
stapler and staples 

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



 

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Wed May 15

Lisa Bebi
9:00 - 4:30
Wed May 15

Kinsfolk Paintover


$ 185  

 

Learn to create a painting by using photocopies as an underlying start.
Create a personal “paintover”masterpiece of family member(s), loved one(s) or found ancestors. Your images may be sourced from your personal family album or form a “found” family album.* Or you may use the fun images supplied in class.
Learn how to paint in the “paintover” style. You will also learn how to adhere the finished painted photocopies onto canvas without leaving bubbles or wrinkles.
No painting experience needed!
  

$65 Materials fee paid to instructor at beginning of class includes:
EVERYTHING* you will need to take this class. You will leave with a a finished painting(s) on canvas.
 Your images need to be prepared by Lisa. She will bring them to class. You must send up to 4 .jpg images to Lisa no later than a week in advance so she has time to prepare photocopies for painting.
  

Suppliestot bring to class:

Feel free to bring your own brushes if you have favorites that you are more comfortable using. Not provided: apron, gloves, water cans, paper towels.


Jacqueline Sullivan
9:00 - 4:30
Wed May 15

Dynamic & Different Compositions for Abstract Paintings


$ 185  

 

This class is about what every abstract artist needs to know to build a painting that draws in the viewer and hold their interest. The best artist's know, and can implement, design fundamentals in their work. This course focuses on various types of Compositions: Horizon lines, Focal Points, Horizonal, diagonal and vertical compositions and more. We’ll talk about Shape, Value, Color, Edges etc. as they feed into our chosen compositions. Class will begin in the morning with students creating several small “Sketch paintings”, either in their journals or on separate sheets of paper. Then one of the favored sketches will be enlarged to 11” x 14” or larger on an Ampersand Panel and we will spend the afternoon working toward a finished painting. We’ll work with Golden fluid acrylics in transparent layers in order to build deep and rich surfaces. 

Materials Fee $15 paid at beginning of class includes:

All Paints and Mediums
Ampersand Panels or stretched canvases.
Other various media (p[astels, charcoal, etc.)
Stencils
 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

11 x 14 - 140 lb watercolor pad. I prefer Strathmore 300
1” Golden Taklon Flat Brush (I prefer Silver Crystal Golden Natural)
# 6 or # 8 Round brush
 


Trish McKinney
9:00 - 4:30
Wed May 15

Party On Your Paper – Gel Press Mono-printing & Painting On Delicious Prepared Surfaces


$ 185  

 

Who doesn’t love to have complete freedom and fun painting? Using seemingly random, deliciously colorful, and wildly patterned gel printed papers is a recipe for FUN! Painting on top of these papers? Well, THAT is a PARTY ON YOUR PAPER! Learn the exciting process of how Trish creates “prepared surfaces” and then paints on top of them and answers the question: What can I do with all of my millions of gel prints?!
The 1st half of class will be learning how to create beautiful gel press printed papers with exciting color combinations, and collaging them onto watercolor paper = the party!
The 2nd half of class time will be about composing a painting on top of this prepared surface = how to tame the party down a bit!
Students will learn to monoprint, collage, negative painting, lost & found edges, and color theory all in one class = non-stop FUN!
Now…who wants to have a party?!  

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

Ampersand Aquabord, Gel Press Printing Plates, GOLDEN Paints – Open Acrylics & Fluid Acrylics, Gesso, & Matte Medium, Brushes, StencilGirl Stencils (Trish’s designs), Reference Photos, Handouts, & more!

Supplies Needed to Bring to Class:

water container, & paper towels  

CLOSED


Thomas Ashman
9:00 - 4:30
Wed May 15

Have a Dremel Day


$ 185  

 

So you bought a Dremel Tool, with all those crazy attachments and bits, and the unbridled versatility of this amazing device has left you more than a little bit confused, or even intimidated. Fear not my friends, for this course will turn a Dremel Novice into a Dremel Master. I will explain all the basic workings of the tool, chucks, collets, and how to change the bits, and replace the brushes. We'll go over what many of the different tips and bits can do, such as drilling, cutting, buffing, sanding, grinding, polishing, carving, engraving, and a few of the specialty bits and attachments like tools that can drill and cut glass, porcelain or stone (diamond bit/cut-off wheel required). Students will not only get a demonstration of these tools and several of their myriad uses on all kinds of materials, but should bring along a variety of supplies to practice on, as there will plenty of quality hands-on time for you and your new tool. We will also cover using a Dremel drill press and basic safety for rotary tools.

For more info visit Black Sheep Artist Studio or email
thomasashmanart@ yahoo.com
 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

A Dremel (or another roary tool) with all the bits, attachments, and gizmos you can bring; I will bring a small variety of supplies to work on like metal, wood, plastic, porcelain, stone and glass (requires a diamond bit or cut off wheel), but you should bring some too! Also, if you have a "project" in mind, bring it! You might also want to have on hand some snips or shears, a pair of needlenose pliers, wire cutters, scissors, ruler, and a Sharpie. Bring whatever materials you like to work on most so we can get you going on what you bought the Dremel for in the first place!


Ingrid Dijkers
9:00 - 4:30
Wed May 15

Boho Flag Journal


$ 185  

 

Inspired by Tibetan Prayer Flags and my love of journaling, I have combined them both for this unique project. This can be displayed as either a flag banner or a bound journal. Supplies for the basic flag book construction and some embellishments are provided. Let’s explore the almost endless possibilities for this fun projects!

 

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

Boxboard for page construction
Binding rings
A selection of assorted fiber and trims
Plus additional materials and the use of many supplies and tools that will be needed for this class
 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Small bits of assorted fiber, embellishments and trims
Glues for fibers and paper
Scissors
Your usual basic journaling supplies (paints, markers, etc)


 

CLOSED


Nancy Sacco
9:00 - 4:30
Wed May 15

Embellished Sterling and Granulated Cuff


$ 185  

 

Every now and then, you come across a piece of jewelry that is timeless and looks great with jeans to formal wear. THIS cuff is destined to be one of those pieces!
In this class, you will be adding to your beautiful jewelry collection and learning essential jewelry-making skills.
Techniques you will learn:
*soldering decorative wire to a base without using excess solder
*forming your cuff on a mandrel
*tumbling your cuff to a gleaming shine


Please tie back long hair, wear closed toe shoes, and avoid wearing loose flowing clothing.

Materials Fee $70 paid at beginning of class includes:

Everything you need for the class will be provided, so there is nothing extra to bring.
Sterling Silver Sheet (approx. 6” x 1”)
Sterling Silver Wire
Copper wire
Fine Silver for Granulation

 


Wed/Wed Eve May 15

Erin Keck
9:00 - 4:30 & 6:30 - 9:30
Wed/Wed Eve May 15

Cold Enameled Steampunk Clock


$ 285  

 

In this creative colorful class students will make their own Steampunk style clock. This clock is Much Bigger and Brighter than all of the other Steampunk Clocks I have taught. If you are not into Bright colors do not worry. You can choose your own color pallets. Plus, you will be learning a process unlike all of the others!
In this full day and evening workshop Students will be exploring different surface techniques on wood laser cut gears. Students will explore cold surface enamel process on wood gears. Students will then construct gears into a working clock with emphasis on balance and dimension.
Each student will leave with a working original “Cold Enameled” Wall Clock measuring Approximately 12” inches. This class is for all skill levels.
 

Materials Fee $40 paid at beginning of class includes:

Everything needed to create this clock. Wood Laser cut Gears, Paints, stains, Cold enameling materials, adhesive, and all clock hardware.

 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

apron, lap towel


Wed Eve/Thur Eve May 15-17

Micah Goguen
6:30 - 9:30
Wed Eve/Thur Eve May 15-17

Textured Landscape Sampler


$ 185  

 

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

Materials Fee $10 paid at beginning of class includes:

 -Art Sherpa 5 pc palette knife set
-collage papers
 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

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


Wed/Thur May 15-16

Kate Thompson
9:00 - 4:30
Wed/Thur May 15-16

Create like Gustav Klimt


$ 365  

 

In this class we will be creating several projects. We will work on Art Nouveau style patterns in watercolor, paint a portrait like Gustav Klimt using an outline drawing we will image transfer onto paper, embroidery and more.
We will be working in both acrylics and watercolors
 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Canvas pad
Acrylic paints-ultramarine blue, cad red,Quinn gold,alizarin crimson, Paynes gray
Brushes-pointed brushes for detail, bristle brushes a variety
Pencil
Charcoal
Watercolors. Varied colors
Embroidery floss and needles
Vintage fabric-tablecloth, etc
Gesso
Matte medium
 


Lisa Thorpe
9:00 - 4:30
Wed/Thur May 15-16

Guardian Angel


$ 365  

 

We all need a little extra help sometimes, someone in your corner to boost your confidence, your spirit or even your defiance! So why not make your own custom icon, your own imaginary saint or spirit guide? Perhaps you need your very own Patron Saint of Serenity, or how about an Earth Goddess Guardian Angel? Maybe you need a Spirit Guide to Adventure? Whatever kind of guide you need you can express yourself through this two-day mixed media workshop. Your Angel can be serious or silly, meditative or magical it’s up to you!

I will provide a mix female faces, both animal and human to choose from as well as hand and basic body patterns so you don’t need to worry about your drawing skills at all. I will demonstrate how to design your Guardian Angel using the printed patterns I provide and decorative papers you bring. This collage technique is at once flexible, forgiving and fun. This workshop is great for beginners who want to explore mixed media art more and practiced artist who want to express themselves in a new way. Everyone will go home with a custom “icon” created on an 11x14 canvas panel.

Materials Fee $35 paid at beginning of class includes:

Animal and human faces and hands,
• 9 body shape patterns in a variety of sizes and poses to choose from,
• Tracing and transfer paper
• Extra embellishment materials to make crowns, halos, wings, swords.
• Paint and brushes will be provided for tinting images.
• Extra bits like glitter and washi tape will also be provided
• Tools to share such as exacto knife, paper punches and scissors
• Yes paste to share
 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

• One 11x14” canvas panel (available art craft and art stores),
• Art papers in colors you love (you can use fine art papers, scrap booking papers, old books and journal pages, wrapping paper, tissue paper, origami papers all work)
• 8oz bottle of Matte Medium or Matte Mod Podge
• 1-inch stiff bristle brush for glue
• Old gift card of hotel room card for smoothing glue
• Scissors large and small
 


Thur May 16

Susan Schenk
9:00 - 4:30
Thur May 16

Animal Portrait Collage


$ 185  

 

Walk on the wild side or collage your pet. Take those adult coloring books of animals and wildlife calendars and let loose. Capture your favorite critter using paper and glue. Discover how to use recycled paper as if it is paint to create a unique work of frame worthy art. No drawing skills needed. Dogs, cats, camels, frogs, turtles, chicken, horses, lions and tigers. No limits.

 

Materials fee $10 cash paid in cash before class includes:

Everything

 

Supplies that students are responsible for bringing: 
Color image of a face and head of an animal. 8 x 10 is perfect. Many reference pictures in class. Bring pictures of your pet or any appealing animal.
Papers that appeal to you, including old maps, music, etc.
Your favorite scissors
 

 


Gwen Lafleur
9:00 - 4:30
Thur May 16

Angels & Icons


$ 185  

 

Angels & Icons is a mash-up of inspirations that results in unique, textural, and globally influenced mixed media artwork that takes figurative artwork in a fun new direction. The original inspiration for this series of work came from a mix of Mexican Folk Art and Russian Orthodox Icons along with my own personal influences and experiences. If angels and / or icons aren't your thing? No worries! Students have taken this project in many directions including fairy queens, a comic book hero, a butterfly princess, a shaman, or any strong male or female figure that you want to convey.

We'll use a combination of techniques and products including collage, fabric, stencils, stamps, heat embossing, and lots more as we make our collaged figure and background on an 12" x 16" canvas panel.
 

Materials Fee $10 paid at beginning of class includes:

• 12" x 16" canvas panel
• Options for faces, wings, and halos
• Pattern for the body
• A variety of my embossing powders and 1-2 heat guns to use in class
• My stencil and stamp designs to share
• A selection of fabrics, papers, and embellishments for use in your projects
• Some additional mediums, paints, and tools to share
 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

• A craft mat, baby wipes, and scissors
• A variety of papers, fabric scraps, ephemera, jewels, trims, etc... to build and accessorize your figure
• A few sheets of neutral collage papers and ephemera for your background
• Acrylic Paint - a few favorite colors (you'll probably want gold or bronze too)
• Paint brushes (I recommend a 1" chip brush or a large round bristle brush and a smaller flat or round brush - about a size 8 round or 1/2" flat)
• Matte medium and a brush or sponge to apply it
• Glue or a heavy gel medium (I like E6000, LockTite Gel Control, and Tacky Glue for adhesives or Golden Heavy Gel Medium - matte.)
Optional Supplies:
Noting that while I have listed several optional tools and supplies, I do not travel light to my classes and will have lots of the items on this list to share. If you prefer to work from your own stash or have specific items or styles / colors you want to use, feel free to bring whatever you would want to use from this list along with any additional supplies you think you may want.
• Embellishments for your figure
• Wings if desired (I'll also have a few options to choose from)
• Texture mediums - (I like Wendi Vecchi gold embossing paste) or a plain light molding paste like Golden.
• Circular objects or diecuts to use as a halo if desired (I'll also have a few options)
• Liquid Pearls or dimensional paints, Stickles, etc... as desired
• Colored pencils and / or watercolors to color your face and wings
  


Jacqueline Sullivan
9:00 - 4:30
Thur May 16

Layering & Mark Making


$ 185  

 

Mark making describes the different lines, dots, marks, patterns, and textures we create in an artwork. It can be loose and gestural or controlled and neat. It can apply to any material used on any surface: paint on canvas, ink or pencil on paper, etc. Artists use gesture to express their feeling and emotions in response to something seen or something felt – or gestural qualities can be used to create a purely abstract composition.
In this class, we will start our paintings with loose gestural marks and continue on with thin layers of fluid acrylics. Between the layers, we may choose to emphasize a shape with mor e marks, gradually building our unique abstract work. 

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

All Paints and Mediums
Other various media (pastels, charcoal, etc.)
Stencils, etc.
 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

12” x 12” stretched canvas (nothing smaller)
1” Golden Taklon Flat Brush (I prefer Silver Crystal Golden Natural)
# 6 or # 8 Round brush
 


Trish McKinney
9:00 - 4:30
Thur May 16

Wanderlust Watermedia


$ 185  

 

“Not all those who wander are lost.” J.R.R. Tolkien.
 Are you like me and love to travel and wander?
It feeds the artist’s soul to behold a new vista, listen to the music of a different language, smell the appetizing aromas of unfamiliar foods – to have an adventure!
This class will be about how to capture all of this and perfect the fine art of seeing – capturing the essence of a place, the colors, the vistas, the moment. Students will be provided with colorful Gel Press printed journals to fill with shapes, words and images. Trish will demonstrate how she captures moments while traveling through her unique way of watercolor quick-sketching by drawing with her brush!
Students will learn mixed media techniques for filling their journals by integrating watercolor sketches & words with the fun pre-printed shapes & patterns on their journal cover pages – creating a theme and reinforcing the important design principal of harmony! This class will inspire you to stop and soak in the essence of a place in the most creative way!

Links: https://www.trishmckinney.com/sketches
https://youtu.be/yDKIB5yQZUk
 

Materials Fee $30 paid at beginning of class includes:

GOLDEN Paints – Fluid Acrylics, Gesso, & Matte Medium, Strathmore Watercolor Paper Journals, Brushes, StencilGirl Stencils, Reference Photos, Handouts, & more

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

bone folder, water container & paper towels
Optional Materials To Bring:
personal inspirational ephemra for the journal - favorite quotes, beautiful papers to collage, your favorite textural stamps, & stencils & reference images from a trip, or whatever inspires you, note: reference images should be sized 5”h x 7”w if possible.


 


Thomas Ashman
9:00 - 4:30
Thur May 16

Tin Angel


$ 185  

 

The beauty and mystery of supernatural, winged, and unearthly creatures has captivated our collective imagination for eons, and artists throughout human history have interpreted this form in infinite variations, rendering so-called "angels" in every media available in order to express our deep wonder and fascinated awe we have for these beings unconstrained by atmosphere or gravity.
Essentially, this is an assemblage workshop. Students will start with a tin can, a porcelain doll head & hands, and a fancy glass lamp sconce, and create their very own "Tin Angel". The can itself can be any shape or size, rusty or not. Instruction revolves around bringing together dissimilar materials by transforming the appearance of the materials via torching/painting/altering them, striving for an artistically coherent appearance while learning about some solid construction materials and methods into the overall design of these sturdy litlle cherubs.
While this is a project-based course, there is a lot of room for individual expression (students are encouraged to bring along found objects and other materials, metal or otherwise, to decorate, embellish, and personalize their angel). Students will receive detailed instruction in many useful fabrication techniques, like rolling, engraving, punching, cutting, chemically altering, and drilling metal, a few handy hardware applications, some sculpting/modeling ideas, and seamlessly uniting objects with special paints, torches, tools, & other techniques.

For more info visit Black Sheep Artist Studio or email
thomasashmanart@ yahoo.com.
 

Materials Fee $40 paid at beginning of class includes:

detailed instruction booklet
copper or brass sheet metal for the wings
various hardware (nuts, blts, washers, allthread, etc.)
heavy metal chain
metallic surfacing paints
patinas
copper wire
two-part resin clay
clear coat spray (time permitting)

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

To successfully complete this project in one day, students must bring all of the following tools to class. Not having the right tools when you need them just slows everything down and can really annoy your classmates.

one tin can (no aluminum!)
porcelain doll head and hands
one fancy lamp sconce (the kind you see on those overhead fan lights. (Think: "skirt" for the angel -- and sized to fit with doll head and tin can)
shop shears or tin snips
Dremel, or other rotary tool with a grindstone, a couple sanding barrels, and a few cut-off wheels with the mandrel (a grindstone can be very helpful too)
heavy duty wire cutters
needle nose pliers
#2 Phillip's & flat head screwdrivers
safety glasses

Optional but very helpful tools, if they're not too much of a hassle:
clay sculpting tools
hammer and bench block
drill and bit set
heat gun
propane torch
nutdriver set
hand punch
 


Nancy Sacco
9:00 - 4:30
Thur May 16

Copper Cuff with Crushed Opal Inlay


$ 185  

 

What catches your eye first on this bracelet cuff? Is it the warm glow of the patinated copper? Or the sparkle of the crushed opal? The combination of both, plus a dash of precious sterling silver, makes it absolutely irresistible! The cherry on top is that this cuff is beautifully suited to be worn proudly by either a woman or man.

In this class you will solder sterling silver wires to a copper base using a small butane torch, known in cooking circles as a crème brulee torch. You will mix a bit of UV resin into the crushed lab opal, fill the recess with it, cure it, then sand and polish the inlay to a beautiful shine. Adding a patina afterward is the perfect way to complete your creation.
Arrive early to class to choose the crushed lab opal you want for your new jewelry piece.

Please tie back long hair, wear closed toe shoes, and avoid wearing loose flowing clothing.

Materials Fee $55 paid at beginning of class includes:

Everything you need for the class will be provided, so there is nothing extra to bring.
Copper Sheet
Sterling Silver Wire
Crushed Lab Opal


 


Thur/Thur Eve May 16

Erin Keck
9:00 - 4:30 & 6:30 - 9:30
Thur/Thur Eve May 16

Rustic Mica Journal With Techniques Class


$ 285  

 

IIn this workshop students will learn about several ways to use the mineral Mica. The techniques of altering this amazing mineral makes it a perfect addition to many crafting projects. During the class students will construct a 5.5” X 6” Journal which they can incorporate pages of their own artwork. Although the finished Journal in itself will be quite a nice piece to have, it will be the knowledge students will acquire in the uses of mica that will be the true addition to their art world.

Materials Fee $35 cash paid at beginning of class includes:

Everything to construct the journal, plus extra Mica pack & Vintage paper packet.
This class is for all skill levels.

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Several (7 - 10) Images measuring no more than 2.5” X 2.5” (these can be old text, photos, ect…) , 1 cover image measuring no more than 2.5”X2.5”.
Apron, Lap Towel
 


Thur/Fri May 16-17

Lisa Bebi
9:00 - 4:30
Thur/Fri May 16-17

Boatload of Techniques


$ 185  

 

Boatload of Techniques is a fast paced technique based workshop. Lisa
is a certified GOLDEN Artist Educator. She will teach interesting, new
techniques using GOLDEN products while creating fun, unusual “hands
on” projects. Some Projects include: Resist techniques, faux encaustics,
easy image transfer, bleach technique, gesso painting and more.
Attendees will walk away with multiple finished projects.

$65 cash materials fee paid  to instructor at beginning of class includes:
All materials are supplied for this workshop.

Supplies You need to bring to class:

Brushes: flats in 1/4", 5/8", 1" and 2" brush for gesso, 1 large round
watercolor brush (No. 12)
Suggested brush brand: Silver Brush Limited: “Silver 88”
a large plastic palette knife, water can, paper towels
Optional:
Apron
Pen and paper for notes 


Fri May 17

Gwen Lafleur
9:00 - 4:30
Fri May 17

Stitches & Glue - Mixed Media with Fabric & Paper


$ 185  

 

I love fabric and thread just as much as I love paper and glue. So why not combine the two? In this workshop we'll explore a variety of techniques for using both paper and fabric as we stitch and stick our way to a textured and layered mixed media collage.

If sewing isn't your thing you can “stick” with glue. And if you do sew, the stitches can be as basic or fancy as you’d like and you can do a little or a lot – it’s all up to you. (Stitching demos will also be provided for those who want to learn the stitches in my samples.)

We'll combine paints with rubber stamps, paper, and fabric and make a layered and collaged background. You'll also learn a fun and easy technique for using stencils to create a layered focal point combining fabric and paint with stencils and paper, then finish with final accents and optional stitches.

There will also be a discussion and demonstration on how to combine bits and pieces to create unique embellishments to add to your piece so that you finish with a fabulous mash-up of fabric and paper that's ready to display.

Student Supply List:
• Canvas or birch panel (I recommend something without give - no stretched canvas) – between 8” x 10” and 9” x 12” is best. Even watercolor or other heavy weight paper will work depending on how you want to use your final piece.
• Scissors (both paper and fabric scissors if you keep them separate.)
• Baby wipes and / or paper towels
• An apron (if you typically use one)
• Matte medium and glue (I use mostly Tacky Glue)
• 3 colors of coordinating paint (ie, beige, brown, and caramel) plus a few contrasting colors (I like PaperArtsy Fresco Finish paints, but you can use whatever you'd like.)
• A paintbrush for the background (I just use a 1” chip brush or a flat paintbrush)
• Permanent ink pads in black and brown or any colors you typically use (I use StazOn and Archival Ink.)
• A variety of fabrics and collage papers in a color palette that works with your paints (if you have a palette picked out - otherwise, neutrals are always good.)
• A selection of embellishments for both your background and to embellish your focal point (ie skeleton leaves, washi tape, real leaves and dried flowers, small stones, metal pieces, etc…)
Optional Supplies:
• Sewing needles and /or varied colors and weights of thread if you have favorites in your own stash (I like pearl cotton thread (usually size 8,) metallic threads, and stranded embroidery floss.)
Class Kit: ($10 kit fee) paid directly to instructor at beginning of class includes:
• A variety of threads including pearl cotton and gold metallic thread
• Assorted mediums and glues
• A selection of papers, fabrics, and embellishments to share
• Use of shared stencils and stamps
• Use of shared ink pads
• Extra needles plus several of my favorite colors of paints and ink pads to share
 

CLOSED


Jacqueline Sullivan
9:00 - 4:30
Fri May 17

Stamp, Stencil & Roll


$ 185  

 

This is a process class. If you want to be truly original – what better way to start than by making your own tools? In this class we will make our own stamps by gluing simple materials together. These materials will be in the form of shapes and marks that we can use to stamp into paints, etc. We will also cut and punch our own stencils to form borders and designs, and then we will alter small paint rollers to make even more marks! One of a kind brushes will be made and will become part of our repertoire for paintings and books. Then, we’ll take all of our new toys and use them to make decorative papers! These one-of-a-kind papers will be appropriate for later use in handmade books, scrapbooks, origami, cards, and collage.

Materials Fee $20 cash paid at beginning of class includes:

All Paints and Mediums
Cardboard, fun foam, string, etc for making stamps, brushes and rollers
Some punches for making stencils
Card stock for making stencils
Hole punches.
Extra rollers
 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Sponge brushes (2 or 3)
Water container (about the size of a 1 lb. Cottage cheese container)
Sketch Book 11 x 14 or larger. It should say that it can be used for wet media.
2” paint roller (from home depot or hardward store) with a couple of refills
4 – 6 yogurt containers (or something of similar size)
Palette Pad or Styrofoam plate for palette
Exacto or similar knife
Crafter’s ultimate glue
Scissors
 


Thomas Ashman
9:00 - 4:30
Fri May 17

Charming Sheet Metal Pendants


$ 185  

 

This workshop could be called "metal shop for beginners". Students will spend the day learning all sorts of fun metalworking techniques while making 4 of these "charming" little pendants. Students will learn to drill, cut, polish, patina, grind, and engrave on copper and brass sheet metal. Then a nifty little technique to attach their own favorite charms or found objects with tiny brass hardware and/or copper and brass wire. A fun, easy intro to sheet metal while building some sturdy, non-traditional jewelry pieces that are sure to catch eyes.

For more info visit Black Sheep Artist Studio or email
thomasashmanart@ yahoo.com.

Materials Fee $30 paid at beginning of class includes:

Instuction booklet with tool and supply sources
brass & copper sheet metal
brass and copper wire
brass or copper chains and clasps for 4 pendants
headpins
brass nuts and bolts
 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

a few (minimum of 4) of your favorite metal charms, beads, or small found objects
chain nose pliers
shop shears or tin snips
round nose pliers
small wire cutters
disposable paintbrush
Dremel or other rotary tool with cut of wheels, grinding stone, drill bits, & buffing wheels
hand punch (optional)
torch (optional)
 


Michelle Banton
9:00 - 4:30
Fri May 17

No Break Mosaics


$ 185  

 

Using tiny bits of fabric, we’ll make mosaics. No breaking tiles, glass or porcelain. An easy and relaxing way to spend your day and create a unique piece to display in your studio. We’ll learn the technique and then have some choices on the final project.

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

materials content hereAll fabrics, your own cutting mat, rotary cutter, tweezers, ruler, blank canvas, fusible web and reusable container for your fabric bits. I will supply everything, except scissors. You’ll have a kit to take home to make more. All are yours to keep.

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Small, sharp scissors and a smile


Ingrid Dijkers
9:00 - 4:30
Fri May 17

Obscure Word Journal


$ 185  

 

This workshop is based on the very popular (and my favorite format to date) File Folder Journal.
This being a very unique approach to journaling and journal making is more than just constructing a simple journal. We’ll start by making a 12’ roll of paper from a collection of unusual papers including - Braille, ledger paper, maps, old blue prints, pages from hymnals and foreign language books, much of which will be provided (feel free to bring your own to share or trade with classmates). This will all be glued and sewn together before it’s bound in a cover made from vintage stock File Folders (including metal tabs). We’ll put this all together with a simple binding method to complete this eclectic and very workable unique personal journal. This smaller “Fun Size “ version is perfect for our collection of obscure and favorite words with their meanings (print outs provided) with plenty of space for added doodling, sequins and other fun additions to complete this unique journal.
 

Materials Fee $20 paid at beginning of class includes:

Word and definition printouts
Journal cover constructed from Vintage File Folder with metal tab
Waxed book binding linen for binding
A large assortment of papers to work with (plus bring your own preferred color palette)

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Gel Uni-ball 1.0 or micron pens for doodling
Bring your chosen color palette of paper scraps, washi tapes and paint colors
Personal paper trimmer
Scissors
Elmer’s glue
½” brush
12” cork backed metal ruler
Pencil

Optional items - If you have or we can share -
Heat gun
 


Nancy Sacco
9:00 - 4:30
Fri May 17

Bezel Set Pendant with a Flourish


$ 185  

 

In this class you will learn how to set a stone of your choice in a sterling silver pendant backing which you will cut and file to shape. You will be taught how to set a stone into a fine silver or sterling silver bezel that you will form to your stone and solder to the silver backing.

Solder a silver swirl flourish to add a little pizazz to your piece!

All soldering will be done with a small butane torch, known in cooking circles as a crème brulee torch.
 

Please tie back long hair, wear closed toe shoes, and avoid wearing loose flowing clothing.

Materials Fee $60 paid at beginning of class includes:

Everything you need for the class will be provided, so there is nothing extra to bring.
Sterling Silver Sheet
Sterling Silver Wire
Semiprecious gemstone cabochon
Sterling Silver or Fine Silver Bezel Wire
Waxed cotton necklace cord



 


Micah Goguen
9:00 - 4:30
Fri May 17

Envisioning Vistas


$ 185  

 

Join artist Micah Goguen as we walk through design principles using collage, acrylic and texture pastes in a creative and innovative way. You will be able to create your own collage papers using GelPress gel plates that you get to keep. We will be using GOLDEN acrylics on Ampersand Art Panels to create simple abstract compositions. You will then be able to layer and arrange a cityscape or landscape following these methods. Finish it off by layering some texture with stencils and you will have your own unique pair of paintings. Each guest will leave with 2 completed paintings and keep their gel plate.

Materials Fee $25 paid at beginning of class includes:

(Qty 2) Ampersand 6 x 6 Gessobord panels
• SilverBrush Black Pearl brushes
• GOLDEN Fluid Acrylics
• GOLDEN OPEN acrylics
• GOLDEN Glass Bead Gel, Light Molding Paste, Heavy Gel Matte
• TCW stencils
• SilverBrush Stencil Pounces
• GelPress gel plate 6 x 6 (to keep)
• Posca Black Paint Pens
• Watercups
• Palettes

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

• Apron (optional)
• Paper Towels
 

CLOSED


Fri/Fri Eve May 17

Erin Keck
9:00 - 4:30 & 6:30 - 9:30
Fri/Fri Eve May 17

Rustic Mica Journal With Techniques Class


$ 285  

 

IIn this workshop students will learn about several ways to use the mineral Mica. The techniques of altering this amazing mineral makes it a perfect addition to many crafting projects. During the class students will construct a 5.5” X 6” Journal which they can incorporate pages of their own artwork. Although the finished Journal in itself will be quite a nice piece to have, it will be the knowledge students will acquire in the uses of mica that will be the true addition to their art world.

Materials Fee $35 cash paid at beginning of class includes:

Everything to construct the journal, plus extra Mica pack & Vintage paper packet.
This class is for all skill levels.

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Several (7 - 10) Images measuring no more than 2.5” X 2.5” (these can be old text, photos, ect…) , 1 cover image measuring no more than 2.5”X2.5”.
Apron, Lap Towel
 


Fri Eve May 17

Micah Goguen
6:30 - 9:30
Fri Eve May 17

Expressions in Paste!


$ 100  

 

Join artist Micah Goguen as we learn simple techniques using pastels. No drawing experience is necessary as a template is provided. Working on Ampersand Pastelbord, we will explore blending, mark mark making and layered application to create our own interpretations of a landscape. You can substitute your own colors and truly make it your own. All materials provided and you keep the set of pastels. Let loose and be free creating scenes that allow us to retreat from daily encounters. 

Materials Fee $20 paid at beginning of class includes:

24 set of Myungo Pastels
8 x 10 Ampersand Pastelbord
Reference images
Transfer template.
Paper Towels

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

You can bring:
Apron (optional)
Gloves (optional)
Playful attitude
 


Sat May 18

Gwen Lafleur
9:00 - 4:30
Sat May 18

Flip Art Folio


$ 185  

 

In this workshop we'll combine paper and fabric (or just one or the other) along with stamps, stitching (optional,) collage, embellishments, mark making, and more as we create our own hardbound folio featuring a flip-book full of smaller, layered pieces of artwork. I'll also share techniques and ideas for creating your own unique embellishments.
We’ll start by making our folio cases, create some of our own embellishments (you can also use and / or layer pre-made items.) Then we’ll complete the artwork for our flipbook and assemble our folios, ending with a unique piece of artwork that can be displayed, tucked onto a bookshelf, or given as a gift.
 

Materials Fee $15 paid at beginning of class includes:

• Pieces for folio cover
• Pattern for assembling folio
• Glue stick
• Wire binder clip (black or gold)
• 4 Metal corner protectors for folio (w/ tools on hand to attach)
Supply Table Tools and Supplies Included in Class Kit:
• Matte medium
• Boho Blends embossing powder
• Shared colored pencils and blending pencils
• A variety of threads, fibers, and sari ribbon / yarn
• Embroidery needles
• A selection of embellishments to use in your folio

Teacher will also provide:
• Several bone folders to share
• Heat gun(s) for heat embossing if desired
• Shared Blender brushes / sponges or brushes to apply ink or paint through stencils


Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

• Rubber stamps (I'll be using my stamps from PaperArtsy and have some on hand, but you can use any designs or brands you like.)
• Acrylic stamp blocks if using unmounted stamps
• Ink pads (I'll be using Black, Sepia, and a few other colors of Archival Inks, regular black and brown StazOn, and Versafine Clair pigment inks)
• Scissors (plus fabric scissors if you keep them separate)
• 3 pieces of fabric or paper for the folio
o Outside covers: at least 11-1/2" x 10"
o Inside covers: at least 10" x 8-1/2"
o Spine: at least 3" x 9"
• A selection of patterned papers, gelli prints, collage paper, etc... to use for collage in our flip art pieces or for pocket inserts.
o Alternatively, you can add fabric (or use just fabric) and use patterned designs or stamp / stencil on it first.
• Baby wipes and / or paper towels
 


Jacqueline Sullivan
9:00 - 4:30
Sat May 18

Texture Meets Metal


$ 185  

 

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 cradled panel 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!

Materials Fee $25 paid at beginning of class includes:

Small, square Canvas or cradled panel board
Copper and Brass 2” squares
 

Instructor Provided Supplies for sharing:
Etching solution
All paints and mediums
Some rubber stamps to share
Sandpaper
Etching containers
Stencils

Supplies Needed  to bring for 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
 


Thomas Ashman
9:00 - 4:30
Sat May 18

Glass Journal


$ 185  

 

This is the workshop that started it all for me. My very first A&S workshop, and most popular class! Originally envisioned way back in '03, I have been teaching, practicing, improving, and fine tuning the design of this all-metal book binding since then, and I think I have it down (finally). We'll start with some heavy watercolor paper you can customize to make your book just perfect for writing, journaling, painting, scrapbooking, or whatever else you might want to do with your Glass Journal!

In this "form and function" workshop, students will begin by learning how to fabricate the entire metal book binding, completely "from scratch", give it a nice patina with some chemicals and a torch, and later, adorn it with chain, beads, charms, and other do-dads. Then, we'll attach the glass covers and some cool transparent photos. This unique binding and the skills you'll use to make it, once mastered, can be easily adapted to make book covers from many other materials and other mixed media art applications! Two transparent photos are included in your kit, but you are more than welcome to bring more personalized images for your covers if you wish. Just print out any 2 photos you like on transparency film at 4.25" sq. just don't trim them to size yet! Beveled glass covers come pre-drilled in your kit, due to time constraints of this one day workshop, but feel free to bring your own Dremel tool and a 1/8" diamond drill bit if you want to try your hand at drilling glass in class.
Skills that will be covered in the workshop include my technique for drilling glass, some metal fabrication skills, the alteration of metal with torches and patinas, some basic bookbinding terminology, using various small hand tools & tool safety, and tons of fun too!

Materials Fee $45 paid at beginning of class includes:

Fully illustrated instruction booklet
Copper clad "plumber's tape"
Machine screws, nuts, and washers
Copper and/or brass wire
2 Vintage photo transparencies (you'll have options - usually a cute kid or pretty lady)
2 pre-drilled 4" beveled glass squares
Chain
Some random beads & pins
Patina
Clear coat spray
 

To complete the project, students MUST come to class with the following supplies:

16 pieces of 90# watercolor paper (either hot press/cold press, but it looks best hand torn). Each sheet should measure 3.75" x 7.5" (We will have time to give your paper a quick paint wash to give it some color, but if you like, please feel free to paint, stamp, collage, dye, color, or otherwise decorate your paper before you attend, just use lighter colors, and a not-too-busy design on at least two of the sheets, so the transparent images show up well on the front and back of the book.)

TOOLS
Tin Snips
Phillips screwdriver
Small disposable paint brush
Scissors/ruler/pencil
Chain nose pliers
Round nose pliers
Wire cutters
5/16" nutdriver, wrench, or socket

OPTIONAL
Torch w/fuel canister
Dremel tool or drill with 1/8" Glastar diamond drill bit and your sanding, grinding and cutting accessories

 

For more artist info visit Black Sheep Artist Studio or email
thomasashmanart@ yahoo.com.
 


Sat/Sun May 18-19

Lisa Bebi
9:00 - 4:30
Sat/Sun May 18-19

Expressive Aerial Landscapes


$ 355  

 

Enjoy the process of painting larger (up to 16" x 20" canvases) in this 2 day workshop. There is such beauty to be gleaned by looking from above. This makes it easier to understand elements like line, shapes, color and composition. Everything is there in the aerial view!
Now more than ever we have access to the aerial view, not just seen from an airplane window but now drone photos abound.
These paintings may be realistic or whimsical, whatever you fancy. All ways are very captivating.
  

Kit fee of $85 cash paid to instructor before class :

All materials are provided for this 2 day workshop including brushes, paints, larger canvases, oil pastels and other mark making fun items.

Optional Supplies to Bring to Class:
You may bring your own brushes, apron and gloves, watercan, paper towels, pencil and ruler, if you prefer
 


Heather Neilson
9:00 - 4:30
Sat/Sun May 18-19

Garden-inspired Gel Plate Printing and Mixed Media Workshop


$ 365  

 

Are you inspired by the garden and botanical forms? Do you like paper ephemera and collage? Spring is a perfect time to honor our love of nature by using fresh leaves and other nature inspired techniques to our art making practice.
Day 1
Create stunning prints with leaves, paint, a gel plate and more.  You will learn how to use high quality GOLDEN OPEN and regular acrylics to create a variety of effects. Learn color combinations that work well with this process and how varying ways of applying the paint and other techniques can create visually stunning results.  You will be amazed by the amount of prints you can make in one day.  If you are new to gel plate printing or just want to re-energize your gel plate practice, this is a satisfying and quick paced workshop with a variety of options to personalize your work.
Day 2
Using the prints made the first day we will create abstract mixed media collages using the gel prints, paint, mark making tools and more.  You will learn how to apply the principles of Value, Color, Shape and Composition to your abstract mixed media collages 

Materials Fee $15 paid at beginning of class includes:

the use of gel plate, brayer, GOLDEN OPEN and some regular
acrylics, fresh leaves, stencils, a variety of paper for printing, collage materials,
some brushes, mark making tools and more. 

 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

8 ounces Soft Gel semi-gloss medium
2 cradled wood panels any size between 12x12” and 20x20"
2 or more brushes - Approx 1 inch for glue and another for painting
A few of your favorite acrylic colors plus black and white
Palette of your choice for paint
Small cup for glue (eg small yogurt container
Container for water (eg large yogurt container)
Paper towels


Sun May 19

Susan Schenk
9:00 - 4:30
Sun May 19

Flour Batik


$ 185  

 

Learn a simple yet dramatic way to create batik fabric using flour and paint. Each student will work on four pieces and embellish them, combining painting, needle arts and textiles. Plenty of room for individual expression and sharing of ideas.

Materials Fee $8 paid at beginning of class includes:

Sturdy cotton fabric
Flour and water 50:50 slurry
Plastic squeeze bottles
Scrapers
Embroidery reference sheets
Assorted paints including dimensional fabric paint.
Wax paper for palettes and work area protection
Hair dryers
Iron and ironing surface, extension cords
Embellishments, threads
 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Acrylic paints (any quality, tubes or bottles), plus fabric paint if you have it
Paint brush assortment: stubby or foam (don’t bring good brushes!)
Palette or wax paper;
container for water to dilute paint and rinse brushes
Waterproof sharpies and waterproof metallic pens
String, yarn, embroidery floss, thread (various colors and metallics)
Needles, assorted sizes for various threads
Embellishments: beads, charms, small decorative things that can be attached with thread
Scissors
Old plastic credit card for scraping
thimble
Optional: hairdryer, embroidery hoop, reference charts on embroidery stitches, dimensional fabric paint
 


Jacqueline Sullivan
9:00 - 4:30
Sun May 19

Color Adventures


$ 185  

 

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 $25 cash paid at beginning of class includes:

All paints and some mediums
Stencils and stamps to share

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Strathmore 300 Watercolor Pad – 9” x 12”
Palette knife with a pointed end
#6 or #8 round nylon brush
Water container for rinsing brushes
Apron
Paper towels
Pencil
Fine Point black Marker
Scissors
Palette Paper or something to use as a palette
 


Michelle Banton
9:00 - 4:30
Sun May 19

Little Art Colony


$ 185  

 

– Using the Dresden Plate, a classic quilter’s block, you will build your own Art Colony. No pulling permits or arguing in front of planning boards. Create your own cozy Art Colony, Beach Retreat or neighborhood. No sewing is involved. I will provide an assortment of fabrics, but if you have any special themed fabrics you’d like to use, feel free to bring them with you.

Materials Fee $30 cash paid tjo instructor at beginning of class includes:

All fabrics, Dresden Neighborhood pattern (by Kim Lapacek), template, Mistyfuse, rotary cutter, cutting mat and acrylic ruler. All are yours to keep.

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Small, sharp scissors and a smile


Micah Goguen
9:00 - 4:30
Sun May 19

Aviary Mosaic Effects


$ 185  

 

This is an easy and fun workshop. Each guest will receive a pre-prepped crackle paste panel with a bird template to transfer. I will demonstrate how to prepare the GOLDEN crackle paste on an Ampersand panel even though you won't have to do that part. We will use GOLDEN High Flow acrylics to add layers of washes similar to watercolor and then saturate certain modules to create a mosaic stained glass effect. All materials will be provided. We will be using SilverBrush Silverwhite brushes. This is a very success oriented workshop that doesn't require a lot of effort or thinking. You must preregister at least 24 hours or more before the class or materials will not be ready for you. Everyone will leave with a completed 5 x 7 artwork. You can choose from several bird templates that will be provided. No previous experience or drawing experience required. You will trace the template on the pre-prepped panel..

Materials Fee $20 paid at beginning of class includes:

(to keep)
• 5 x 7 Ampersand Gessobord prepped with GOLDEN Crackle Paste
• Bird templates and Reference
• Product Literature
(to use)
• GOLDEN High Flow Acrylics
• SilverBrush SilverWhite Foundation Set
• Palettes
• Watercups
• Transfer Paper
 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

• Apron (optional)
• Paper Towels