Portland, OR 2019 Art and Soul Workshops

Workshop Details

Sunday March 10

Helen Shafer Garcia
9:00 - 4:30
Sunday March 10

P238 Poured Painted Surfaces


$ 150  

 

Work with watermedia pours and dropped in color to provide harmonious glowing washes of color on paper. Incredible fusions of color will appear with hardly any effort at all. We’ll experiment with gesso, gouache, and acrylic inks to build up colorful backgrounds and extended layers for negative painting and glazes. Be prepared to loosen up and experiment with textures to build up the surfaces, paint translucent layers, and create extraordinary botanical and animal shapes.

Materials fee $15 paid directly to instructor at beginning of class includes:. Resists, gesso, gouache, 140 lb watercolor paper, acrylic inks, and other tools to use while we work.

Provided materials to use: Carbon paper, sponges, oil pastels, stencils, mark-making tools and other tools to use while we work.

Supplies You Need to Bring to Class in addition to materials provided by instructor:
1or more round watercolor brushes: #12, or #14
1 lightweight board to tape paper onto. This could be a piece of cardboard or foamcore.
Artist tape or drafting tape-no blue painters tape please: it distorts your color sense.
1 round medium size acrylic brush
Watercolors: 3 professional grade tubes of watercolor paint: yellow, red and blue and a personal palette of selected colors. I work with Daniel Smith and Holbien tube paints.
water container
#2b pencil
 


Ruth Greening
9:00 - 4:30
Sunday March 10

P244 Molten Magic


$ 150  

 

Learn to create beautiful texture by combining molten silver with copper sheet. Ruth will show you how to cut a shape from copper sheet for your project, then you will cover it with texture through the molten magic of melted silver! The result is a wonderfully rich surface texture of ridges and waves. Then, you will learn how to apply an iridescent patina with a torch by flame painting the surface. Ruth will also show you how to make a beautiful silver chain to hang it from. Students can expect to finish pendant and start on the chain during class, or 2-3 molten magic pieces.

Materials fee $50 paid directly to instructor at beginning of class includes:

copper sheet, scrap silver, silver wire and jump rings, use of torch and fuel and finishing tools and 1 face mask

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

Basic Jewelry hand tools; Jewelry pliers, flat noes, chain nose and round. Hand files with #2 and #4 cut. Chasing hammer and small steel bench plate Safety glasses.


Kelly Kilmer
9:00 - 12:00
Sunday March 10

P267 The Three Color Palette: Adventures in Color Theory


$ 90  

 

Many of you know that limiting your color palette is one of my favorite ways to explore ideas in my journal. I've found over the last year that by limiting not only my choices in color but how and where I apply it, I can push my pages (and my work) in a new direction.

In this new workshop, we'll explore a variety of different (and new to us) color palettes. Learn how artists make the choices that they do and how one tweak of a color combined with a second color can make your work vibrate and feel alive.

Bring your journal (or favorite paper) to class and be prepared to get messy and play with color!

Please note that the ideas we are exploring also translate to other art mediums and fields.

Supply List you need to bring to class:
 your journal, an apron, scissors, a small selection of favorite collage ephemera (think about reading this when choosing your images and papers), cork back metal ruler, a full roll of paper towels OR old rags, any favorite mark making tools (I will have some to share) a container for your paint water, 1" brush to glue and paint (I like chip or bristle brushes) as well as a few, smaller, detailed brushes, a small container to clean your brushes (an old jar, etc...), a few of your favorite glue sticks (large glue sticks will last you longer), roll of waxed paper OR an old catalog or magazine to glue on (if you don't want to use all of your waxed paper for this.)


Marillyn Stablein
9:00 - 4:30
Sunday March 10

P297 The Joy of Pop-ups! Two Easy Explosion Books and A Tunnel Book


$ 150  

 

Pop-up books appear to leap or pop out of a book as viewers unfold, open and turn the pages. Three dimensional sculptural books never fail to surprise and amaze viewers and are fun to make and add to your art portfolio. We’ll make two explosion books (a Nested collapsing Explosion Book with eight interactive pages to decorate and a Double pop-out Explosion with a wrap around cover) and a Tunnel Book which has 3 or 4 receding windows which pop-out from the back of the book to create a three dimensional view as if looking through a tunnel.
There will be time to add decorative elements so bring any paste papers, collage scraps, clippings, photos, personal memorabilia, favorite quotes, excerpts from travel or nature journals, diaries, letters and decorative papers you may have as well as art scraps and samples from other workshops.
The skills you learn will be useful in many other creative projects like making amazing greeting cards and to add exciting elements to artist journal pages. Or leave the books blank for future projects or to give as gifts.

$15 kit fee payable to instructor at beginning of class includes:
paper for 3 books, some embellishments, collage papers, antique map and dictionary pages, an array of paper ephemera, and imagery for the tunnel book. Decorative rubber stamps, some ink pads and markers will be available to share. 

Supplies You Need to Bring to Class in addition to materials provided by instructor:
ruler, pencil, eraser, glue stick, liquid glue with a spout (PVA or Elmer’s), scissors, bone folder, notebook and any decorative, shiny, glittery papers to use. 
 


Nicole Austin
9:00 - 4:30
Sunday March 10

P344 Painted Portfolio Journal


$ 150  

 

I love to create artful, beautiful portfolio journals to hold my artwork in. Not only is this painted portfolio journal fun and luscious on the outside, it’s also full of color, secret compartments and a place to hold interchangeable notebooks and journals inside! First, we’ll create our own unique collage paper, using multiple techniques and a variety of media. We’ll use oil pastels to create texture and pattern, and spray inks to create resists and layer acrylic paint and paint pen marks on top of that. We’ll also create prints with the gelli plate and continue creating rich, colorful layer after layer. Then we’ll adorn our portfolio journals with our collage papers, and add more marks, prints and painted layers with stamps, found objects, acrylic paint and paint pens. We’ll create two notebook-style journals filled with a variety of collage, vintage, and patterned paper to include inside. Then, wrap it all up in bright, silk sari ribbon to act as both a beautiful and functional way to keep our artwork secure inside!

Materials fee paid directly to instructor at beginning of class includes: $20
Kit includes: Includes use of all shared materials plus a collage pack full of unique, vintage, and recycled paper, collage paper, tissue paper, cardboard portfolio, recycled silk sari ribbon, elastic cord

Use of shared materials: Acrylic paint, spray ink, stencils, stamps, stamp ink, oil pastels, texture plates, brushes, mark-making tools, gelli plate, rollers, printmaking tools, long-arm staplers, collage medium, awl, bone folder

Supplies You Need to Bring to Class in addition to materials provided by instructor:
*2-3 paint markers (different colors and size tips, 2mm-15mm)
*glue stick
*scissors

Optional items: If you have special stamps or stencils, washi tape, collage paper, or collage images, bring them along, but I will have plenty to share!
 


Laurie Mika
9:00 - 4:30
Sunday March 10

P363 Divine Shrines


$ 150  

 

This handmade house-shaped substrate is the perfect base for creating your very own Divine Shrine. We will cover a variety of tile-making techniques that include stamping into clay, painting on the raw clay surface, using molds, embedding a variety of objects into clay, easy transfers, gold leaf and collage on clay. In addition to leaning how to work with polymer clay, students will also learn mixed media techniques for using stencils and rubber stamping on the sides of their shrine. This shrine is freestanding or can be hung on the wall which gives one lots of options for display.

Materials fee $20 paid directly to instructor at beginning of class includes: wood house, paint and related supplies, gold leaf, collage images, transfers, Mica powders, Rub n Buff, gel medium, seed beads, Apoxie Sculpt

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

5 small (2 oz) packages of either Premo or Sculpey III polymer clay, two of the same color and two of a related color and bring 1 package of white or light colored Premo or Sculpey III for transfers. Please make sure the clay is somewhat soft before buying (see if you can dent it) and condition it prior to class by kneading it until softened, rolling it into balls and placing in a baggie to store.

Rolling pin or large diameter, 1.5 inch PVC pipe works too about 10-12 inches long

A pencil with an eraser

Paintbrushes to include a one-inch flat brush and a detail brush

Small bottle of Weldbond glue (Michaels or Ace Hardware)

Doo-Dads- jewelry parts, glass rhinestones, rhinestone chain, ball chain, metal findings, bead caps, glass dome, bezel, wings, crowns, buttons, small frames, beads, charms, pearls, tiny mirrors and halos, etc. (see pics for ideas). Stay away from plastic/ adhesive rhinestones!

Optional: preferred collage images, I will have plenty of female figures
 

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Debbie Rijns
9:00 - 4:30
Sunday March 10

P393 African Ostrich Eggshell


$ 150  

 

Ostrich eggshells are wonderful things. Not only are they decorative, but have been used for years by the San people of Africa for storing water in the desert. We will take half a shell and embellish it with an assortment of different techniques to make a very special and unique item.

Kit: $35.00 paid to instructor at beginning of class includes:
½ of an African Ostrich Eggshell
Assorted wires
Assorted Vintage and modern African Beads
Stand for Eggshell Bowl

You will need to bring:
Sandpaper 320 and 400 grit
Wire Cutters
Scribe with sharp point
Assorted Paintbrushes
Colored Sharpie Pens
Large Soft Make Up Brush for applying leaf
Ephemera*
Glue Stick
Pencil
Any Natural items that you may want to use to embellish your bowl
such as feathers, twigs, dried leaves, thorns etc.

Instructor will bring the following to share:
Imitation Gold/Copper Leaf
Leaf Size
Acrylic Paints

*Printed paper napkins are good because the paper is thin and takes the shape of the shell very well.
 


Helene Knott
9:00 - 4:30
Sunday March 10

P404 Thread Painting


$ 150  

 

We will have 5 machines available to rent for this class if you are traveling. Please contact glenny@artandsoulretreat.com to reserve a machine. If you live locally, please bring your machine and let us know so we can reserve for others!

This beginning level thread painting class will teach you to use your sewing machine and thread much like a box of crayons. The class project is simple enough to render in a basic ‘color within the lines’ approach but can be stitched in a more complex style adding details and blending colors for the more adventurous spirits. You do not need an ‘embroidery’ machine for this, just one that can be used for free motion stitching with a straight stitch. The stitching is hand guided not computerized and even a basic machine will work fine, stained glass style butterfly pattern (good for beginning thread painters) or a more ‘painterly’ bird pattern (intermediate to advanced skills) included in class. Skill Level: Confident Beginner to Advanced (a familiarity with free-motion stitching is a prerequisite) 

Supplies you need to bring to class:

12” square of fabric: ideally, this should either be a solid or ‘read’ as a solid. Choose any color you wish keeping in mind that it should contrast well with the thread colors you choose. HINT: a darker value fabric will show off the threadwork better than a light one.
• 10” square of embroidery stabilizer: medium to heavy weight; you will be stitching fairly densely and will need to stabilize the fabric to prevent it from scrunching and distorting. This can be an iron-on product if you wish.
• Additional Fabrics/supplies: The bird pattern includes instructions for applying the completed bird onto a different background than the one you will stitch the bird on and a branch for the bird to perch on. In class, you will concentrate on just thread painting the bird, but you will need additional fabrics for these other elements to finish the project. It may be a good idea to bring fat quarters each for a background, branch and border (if you plan to add one) and a sheet of fusible web for the branch.
• A Machine Embroidery Hoop: this will keep your embroidery from distorting while you stitch. I prefer a 7” machine embroidery hoop of the spring-loaded or screw tightening type but a regular wooden embroidery hoop will work if it will fit under the free motion foot of your sewing machine; test it before coming to class to make sure it works with your machine..
• Drawing pencil: the kind you sharpen, not a mechanical pencil.
• Saral Paper: This is a chalk coated artist’s transfer paper available at art supply stores, choose a color that will show up on your fabric; dressmaker’s transfer paper is an appropriate substitute.
• Thread: in colors that will be appropriate for your subject (see guide below). The pattern provided for the project is of a butterfly or a bird. I recommend having a range of colors, perhaps even more than you need so you can make some last minute choices. Variegated thread can also offer some interesting effects as long as the color change isn’t too drastic. Use metallic thread only if you have experience and feel at ease using it, you will be stitching very heavily and metallic threads are very temperamental though they may add a bit of sparkle if used sparingly. A regular sized spool of each color should be enough.
1. Butterfly: you will need a variety of thread in colors of your choice, one for the body and several for the wings. If you wish to explore blending and shading, choose several colors that will blend smoothly from one to another well. There are design features on the wings that should contrast with the basic wing colors and a decorative metallic or rayon thread for the antennae adds a nice touch. Make sure that the color choices contrast well with the base fabric
2. Bird: the bird will require more colors than the butterfly for the painterly shading. Rather than try and give you exact color numbers which vary greatly by brand (and I typically cross brands to get the colors I want) I have given you a basic ‘palette’ of colors to find. The exact tone or shade is less important than the colors you pick working well together. In general you will need: white, black, three shades of gray (light/medium/dark), three shades of warm brown (from medium golden brown to dark chocolate brown), warm yellow, golden yellow and yellow orange, dull greenish yellow (optional), pale ‘sky’ blue, medium ‘French’ blue, medium-dark ‘French; blue, dark ‘smoke’ blue. You can also search bird identification guides for small perching songbirds and choose colors from a bird of your choice for the project, the pattern provided is for a small perching songbird, choose appropriate colors for any bird that resembles the one in the picture below in shape and species. Keep in mind, the more color/shade thread variations you have, the more realistic you can make your bird.

• Extra Bobbins: You will need separate bobbins for each color of thread you plan to use OR you may use just a few bobbins of thread in colors that will work with more than one of your top threads.
• Sewing Machine: with feed dogs that can be dropped and a free-motion foot (this is absolutely necessary); an open-toed free motion foot is a better option than a closed-toe one.
• Extra machine needles: Sewing through stabilizer over multiple layers of thread will dull needles fairly fast, have back-up needles –Denim/Jeans needles in size 12/14 are recommended. The larger needles are better for thicker or more fragile threads. Topstitching 80/90 (12/14) are also good choices if you will be applying a dense layer of thread.
• Thread snips
• Doodle cloth: a 10” square of stabilized fabric the same as your project fabric to test stitching tension and/or practice texture and blending techniques on.
• Batting and backing: Optional but you may decide to do your machine embroidery on a layered piece making the embroidery part of the finishing work on your project. I recommend dense cotton batting such as Warm & Natural.
• Pattern: supplied in the class


Other Incidental Supplies:
• Lighting: additional lighting may be helpful; a portable Ott light would be appropriate. You may or may not need these things; they are mainly for comfort.
• A Stitchery Magnifier: these come in wearable forms as well as those that can be clamped to a table.
• Extension cords and plug strips: check to see if these will be provided or if it’s advisable to bring your own.
• A Pillow: Many venues have less than comfortable chairs, a pillow may help.


Jen Crossley
9:00 - 4:30
Sunday March 10

P422J Resin Antique book


$ 155  

 

In this unique workshop, Jen will take you in to the world of casting.
You will learn how Jen makes these one of kind antique resin casts book covers. Also we will be using a fast setting resin, which is just out of this world.
You will learn a new binding technique out of metal antique binding which hides all those binding threads, to give a truly beautiful finish showing the beautiful metal strapping.
The fun part we get to book bind or stitch and bitch! I guarantee this is a awesome fun class
 

Supplies to bring:
Cutting mat,
Pencil
 rulers.
 Scissors.
Craft knife
Water colour paper pad
Assorted pattern paper if you want that in your book
Awl
Jewerly pliers straight edge for bending straight
Tin snips non-serrated (www.amarkintime.com)
Sharpie fine liner
Rawhide hammer or a small rubber mallet(www.amarkintime.com)
File non-chequer Home depot
Bench block
Hammer
Cordless drill small drill bit 1/16th
Small hole punch 1.8mm euro punch ( teacher can order these if you let you know when you book )
Baby wipes
 

Kit Fee $55 paid to instructor at beginning of class includes the following
Brass metal strip
Resin,
Molding agent
Needles,
Wax linen thread
Patina
Resin piece
Paper towels
Rubber gloves
   

Special Needs/Requirements: Students need no experience at all.
 


Sunday - March 10 & Monday - March 11

Jane Davies
9:00 - 4:30
Sunday - March 10 & Monday - March 11

P228 Monoprint Collage


$ 295  

 

Discover a whole new world of artistic possibility when you combine collage and paint with monoprinting techniques. First we will layer colors, patterns, and textures on the GelliArts gel plate to create gorgeously printed collage papers. Then we combine them with painting, drawing, and layering to build images directly on a paper substrate. We will be working in series, which allows fluidity of process, focus, and momentum in your work. Let the boundaries between painting, monoprinting, and collage disappear as you explore this exciting means of creative expression.

This class is open to those with some experience with gel plate printing. I will not be demonstrating the basics; you can find loads of tutorials online at the GelliArts website and blog.

Supplies You Need to Bring to Class in addition to materials provided by instructor:
• 8”x10” GelliArts gel plate: www.gelliarts.com
• 22”x30” printmaking paper such as Stonehenge*, cut into 8”x8” or 8”x10” (whichever you are comfortable with) pieces. You should have at least 24 of these small pieces.
• Found papers such a book pages, gift wrap, or Japanese papers (light-weight, to be printed on and used for collage)
• Brayer, soft rubber, 2” – 3”
• Acrylic paints – a variety of craft paints and Golden (or other artist grade**) Fluid Acrylics. If you have Golden OPEN acrylics, bring them.
• 1 tube of Titanium White heavy body acrylic paint, any decent brand.
• Scissors
• Acrylic matte medium (I prefer Utrecht brand) or soft gel (NOT heavy gel)
• Acrylic glazing liquid/medium
• Paint brushes in a few sizes and shapes
• Any textured surfaces you can find – corrugated paper, sequin waste, texture plates, rug liner, textured placemats, soffit vent material, plastic fencing, etc.
• Disposable palette (pad of paper style)
• Drawing tools such as pens, graphite pencils, markers, watercolor crayons. I recommend Posca Pens (paint markers).
• Plastic container for water (think quart yoghurt container)
• Big fat roll of paper towels

Materials fee $5  paid directly to instructor at beginning of class includes:
Loads of 9”x12” cheap drawing paper
Graphite to share
Chocolate (good chocolate)
Pearls of wisdom and pearls of stupidity

  

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Lulu Moonwood Murakami
9:00 - 4:30
Sunday - March 10 & Monday - March 11

P287 Box Full of Memories - Cloth & Clay Doll


$ 295  

 

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

In this class we will stroll down memory lane as we create a whimsical or humorous character from our past, and a shadow box setting for your character to live in.
On day one I will teach you how to create your cloth and clay doll. There will be some sewing, stuffing, sculpting with paper clay, and painting with acrylic paints. You can choose to make a short doll (approx. 12” tall) or a tall doll (approx. 16” tall), depending on the type of character you want to create. Please see photos for ideas.
On day 2 we will create the shadow box setting. You will decide on the ephemera or other materials to bring based on who your character will be. Please see the photos for ideas.

Materials fee $25 paid directly to instructor at beginning of class includes:
• Doll body – please contact me after registration to let me know if you need a tall or short body
• Doll pattern
• Stuffing
• Creative Paper Clay
• Use of sculpting tools
• Use of doll making tools
• Hardware for the shadow box

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

• Cradled wood panel, such as the Studio Artist Wood Panel, 1 ½” profile (Example: Blick Art Supply, item #07045-1620, https://www.dickblick.com/products/blick-studio-wood-panels/#description), or a similar boxy panel from another source. Please choose a box size that will accommodate the height of the doll you choose to make, plus the setting you would like to create. For example, in the photo of the doll standing on the horse, I used a 16 x 20 inch box. Also, please note that the Blick stores may not have the size you want in stock, so you may need to order online.
• Please prime your wood panel box with gesso prior to class. Typically artists paint on the flat side, but we will be working with the boxy side. I prime inside the box, the inner side walls all around, the front of the frame, and the outer sides of the frame.
• Acrylic paints such as Golden or Liquitex. I prefer to use soft body paints. For the doll, bring flesh tones, hair and eye colors, rosy tones for lips and cheeks, and shoe colors. For the box, bring the colors for your setting.
• Artist brushes such as a ½” flat, a #7 and a #3 round. (These don’t need to be expensive. I usually use Artist’s Loft brushes from Michaels.)
• Water bucket, paper towels
• Fabric for your doll’s clothes – cottons like quilting cottons are recommended. Also, stripey or patterned fabric for arms and legs, if you like.
• Sewing machine thread to sew doll’s clothes
• Ephemera and other items as desired for shadow box
• Glue: For gluing papers, I recommend PVA or Mod Podge. For non-paper items, E6000.
• Optional: portable lighting, heat gun
  


Jill Timm
9:00 - 4:30
Sunday - March 10 & Monday - March 11

P311 The Amazing Dremel - 2 Day Class


$ 295  

 

In this creation transforming 2 day workshop learn how to use the magic tool every artist should have, the amazing Dremel tool. You will learn how to drill, cut, carve, etch, shape, polish, and grind non-traditional book making and craft materials such as, glass, plastic, metals, wood, tile and more. After this class your material options for your projects will be limitless. You will try your hand at working with various materials and learning how to use the numerous bits for different purposes and effects. As you play with materials you will be making pages for your sample book for later reference. Great for book artists, printmakers, jewelers, sculptors, or anyone wanting to do "stuff" to materials beyond paper and fabric.

Please download this info about the Dremel:

http://www.artandsoulretreat.com/images/
Amazing_Dremel_Class_Info_Sheet.pdf

Supplies Needed for Class:
Multiple speed Rotary Tool (Dremel) 

Exacto knife, pencil, ruler, fine point felt marker.
Dust mask, Protective glasses or goggles, ear plugs. 
Cutting mat or dense cardboard.
Simple designs, art or graphics to fit within 4" sampler pieces. I will also bring a few graphics.

$50  materials fee includes:
wood case containing 228 various rotary bits for the Dremel tool for working most any material.
All the precut materials for class (glass, mirror, tile, wood, metals, polymer, plexiglass, etc.),
Materials needed to compile completed pieces into a book - pages, cover, spine, binding device. And misc supplies and tools to use and sample.

Optional items:
4 pieces decorative paper at least 6'' square to cover the boards front and back of your sample book.
Any unusual materials you want to experiment with
Any Dremel bits you may have (but you don’t need to buy any)

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Sunday March 10, Monday & Tuesday

Jesse Reno
9:00 - 4:30
Sunday March 10, Monday & Tuesday

P303 Freedom to Create - 3 Day Class


$ 405  

 

This is an open level class as there is plenty to be learned by someone who has never painted before or those who are full time artists and teachers. A mix of demonstration, lecture and hands on painting will introduce students to my ideas, techniques and the concepts that motivate my work.

In this mixed-media painting class you will learn to create paintings that emerge from an abstract base of markings, colors, line, and shape to form expressive and organic creations. Students will learn painting and mark making techniques that will encourage imagery and connection to their work. Through a series of painting exercises, you will explore and express your ideas by imagining what could be created from abstraction rather than confining your ideas to predetermined outcomes. Within the process we will create narrative dialogue by noting what we see and feel in our work . Through the practice of subtractive painting we will remove the parts that are no longer relevant or keep us trapped from progress. This teaches us choice and freedom to change direction in our work. We continually build layers within our paintings combining fragments of passed ideas with the new until we arrive at a feeling of completion . Through this engagement we learn to experiment, take risks, re associate our work from perspectives unconfined by our expectations. This allows us to see things clearly and move to a more expressed and personal engagement when painting. Using simple materials and techniques you will be free to express yourself within your paintings in new ways. finding yourself as a painter from the raw base of art, learning your personal likes dislikes. Connecting you to your practice and imagery from a position of experimentation and instinct. Teaching you to imagine the unimaginable.

For me painting is an experience in every way, i love the feeling of each
of my mediums and methods, drawing clenched fisted, wrong handed, without
looking, using my hand and palms to smear and mix acrylic paints, using
brushes, scrapers, oil crayons, and pastels in any way that comes to mind.
I'm always looking for a new technique to inspire me.. painting in many
reckless layers searching for a meaning in random intentions, then pulling
out the images i begin to see. This is what I will aim to instill in all
of you.. the excitement of the unexpected.. creating in ways that don't
seem logical. This is a key step towards understanding intuition

If you would like to learn more about my teaching style and my background you can check out the videos below

Here is a link to a recent feature on my teaching ideas and techniques from Oregon Artbeat
https://www.opb.org/video/iframe/ora-1909-01-jesse-reno/

Here is a link to a lecture i gave at the national art educators associations annual confrence in chicago a few years ago
http://media01.commpartners.com/ArtED/Annual_2016/Thurs03Reno/archive.html

To see over 2000 examples of my work and to find out more about me check out my site - www.jessereno.com
 

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

non toxic acrylic paint primary colors, white and black. black colored pencils as marking tools, and heavy wieght 100lb bristol paper as our surface, so we can roll our pieces up for easy transport home.

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

- small brush for details
- 1 inch flat brush
- 1 2 inch chip brushe
- fan brush
- additional brushes are fine, the sizes dont need to be exact, old or worn brushes are also fine. Basically you want a few brushes to experiment with of different sizes and styles.


Oil pastels – I use craypas they are very affordable and have a nice level of oil not to oily not to dry, but any oil pastels will work.
- 1 blue pastel
- 1 white pastel
- 1 red pastel
- 1 yellow pastel


 

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Monday - March 11

Doris Arndt
9:00 - 4:30
Monday - March 11

P202 Out of the Box, Into a Book


$ 150  

 

Start with a humble cracker box, mix in some magic and you have a book that is truly outside of the box. The cover is collaged with ephemera and the inside cover is completed with kraft paper that you have embellished. The signatures are separated by covers that are enhanced with coffee spray or paint. The no sew binding makes it a dream to bind and the ribbons add a colorful element as well as being crucial to the binding.
The $7.00 kit fee covers:
providing boxes, collage materials, ribbon, paper, miniature clothespins, imagery, stencils, envelopes, double stick tape, tacky glue and straws.

Students should bring:
Pencil, ruler, scissors, small bottle matte medium

 


Ruth Chandler
9:00 - 4:30
Monday - March 11

P215 Modern Hand Stitching


$ 150  

 

Hand stitching is an ancient art that continues to evolve.  Spend time hand stitching that does not have to be stressful with lots of rules and perfect stitches. Get started on a fabric stitch book that you will want to add to as you discover new fibers and threads. As our time and lives become so busy we need to learn to slow down a little and create with no pressure.
The first part of the day we will learn a few straight stitches, but more than that we will learn to change the stitch lengths, layer the stitches, and then pull in all kinds of great fibers to add texture and color. The afternoon we will learn several more stitches and start putting it all together. It is amazing what you can do with just a few simple stitches on a piece of fabric. You will begin to see that a few stitches here and there may be just the thing needed to finish a piece, to take a good piece and make it great!
What could be more fun than just coming in, sitting down and stitching with other artists without having to gather all the supplies and prepare anything?

$25  kit payable to instructor at beginning of class will include:
prepared fabric to get started on your stitch book, needles, threads and fibers

All you need to bring is a thimble, glasses if you need them and yourself.
 

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Jenny Doh
9:00 - 4:30
Monday - March 11

P231 Magical Oil Portraits


$ 155  

 

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
 Overview of tools and materials with principles of best practices in terms of handling paints, mediums, and caring for tools
 Basic principles of color-mixing
 How to tone the board
 How to make a rough drawing of subject onto the bord
 How to start painting the values from light, medium to dark
 How to add color onto the value strokes
How to add finishing touches
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:
 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.
 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.
 KNIFE: 1 small palette knife
 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.

 Robert Simmons Titanium, Bright
 One size 1
 Two size 4
 One size 12
OR
 Shiraz, Bright by Rosemary & Co.
 One size 1
Two size 4
 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.
 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


 


Helen Shafer Garcia
9:00 - 4:30
Monday - March 11

P239 Poetic Watercolor Pencil Journaling


$ 150  

 

I love this meaning of “Poetic - having an imaginative or sensitively emotional style of expression with beauty and sound.” What a wonderful way to spend the day expressing your style with verse, watercolor pencils, acrylics, and gouache. I’ll give you prompts to create short poems that will guide us illustrate and paint. Experiment on different color gesso surfaces to make interesting color arrangements. Watercolor pencils are wonderful to work with and great for journals and traveling. Colors become vibrant and yummy when water is applied to the paper surface. The effect range from smooth to textural with effortless brush strokes. We’ll add some textures, stencils and stamps for a great mixed media effect. Pressing down pure color with pencils leads to endless good vibes. We’ll also combine watercolor pencils and water-soluble pens while learning contour drawing. Now you can figure out what to do with those pencils lying around your worktable!

Materials fee $12 paid directly to instructor at beginning of class includes:

gouache, color gessos, water-soluble pens, acrylics, old text papers, and other tools to use while we work. .

Provided materials to use: Carbon paper, sponges, stamps, stencils, mark-making tools and other tools to use while we work.

Supplies You Need to Bring to Class in addition to materials provided by instructor:
2 or more round watercolor brushes: #8, #10, #12, or #14
9” x 12” ( or larger) 90 weight (or heavier) journal for watercolor or mixed media. I recommend Strathmore Hardbound 500 Series mixed media Art Journal, or Stillman & Birn water media sketchbook-Zeta or Beta series spiral bound
Acrylic matt medium- gel, regular, or liquid
1 medium size acrylic brush
Faber Castell or Micron permanent fine ink pen- black or dark color
Set of Watercolor pencils- 10 or more colors- recommended brands: Faber Castell Albrecht Durer, Prismacolor, Derwent Intense, Caran D’ Arche Supracolor. Try and avoid cheap brands…I don’t want you to be disappointed!
water container
#2b pencil
 


Ruth Greening
9:00 - 4:30
Monday - March 11

P245 Intro Into Classic Wire Wrapping


$ 150  

 

Classical wire wrapped jewelry is a great way to make stunning designs using simple techniques, minimal tools and no soldering. In this class we will learn the basics for a precision wire wrapping technique - classical wire wrapping. Using square and half-round wire, we will learn to build a light weight, open back setting that will really show off the stone. Ruth will show how to capture the stone in a clean wire-wrapped setting and how to integrate a streamlined bail as part of the pendant design. Learn the technique step by step while you create two gorgeous pendants that you can wear home!

Materials fee $40 paid directly to instructor at beginning of class includes:

Silver wire both square and half round enough for two pendants and choice of two cabochons for project. Use of additional tools for project and polishing cloths for final polish.

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

Basic; jewelry pliers, square nose (these should be thin at the tip of the blade), Chain nose and step round or straight bail forming, med to small size. Thin nose flush cutters. Safety glasses, cord or chain to put pendants on.


Susan Schenk
9:00 - 4:30
Monday - March 11

P265 Landscapes, Buildings and Architecture Collages


$ 150  

 

Capture landscapes and architecture using maps and magazine pages to create striking, realistic or imaginary art scenes with or without buildings. Discover how to use recycled paper as if it is paint to create a unique work of art. Landscapes, houses, barns, grain elevators, bridges, cityscapes…no limit. You will be guided through the technical challenge of making realistic renderings from recycled materials, and produce one or two frame- ready works of art. No drawing skills needed.

Supplies Needed for Class:
Inspirational landscape photos or pages from a travel brochure or calendar. For fun, bring an 8 ½ x 11 photocopy of a photo of a house or place with meaning to you.
Scissors that you like, a cutting mat and Exacto knife if you have it.
Old magazines and maps to cut up; paper that you like.

Available in class:
Additional maps, magazines and images plus everything else you will need.
 

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Kelly Kilmer
9:00 - 4:30
Monday - March 11

P268 Fragments of the Self


$ 155  

 

We'll begin the workshop by constructing a simple (but fun) journal. The majority of the workshop will be spent learning some of my favorite techniques in composition, design, color theory and more. We'll take a playful, what if approach on our pages as we step outside of our comfort zone to create fresh journal pages.

Please note that the ideas we are exploring also translate to other art mediums and fields. 

Supply List you need to bring to class:

 an apron, scissors, a small selection of favorite collage ephemera (think about reading this when choosing your images and papers), cork back metal ruler, a full roll of paper towels OR old rags, any favorite mark making tools (I will have some to share) a container for your paint water, 1" brush to glue and paint (I like chip or bristle brushes) as well as a few, smaller, detailed brushes, a small container to clean your brushes (an old jar, etc...), a few of your favorite glue sticks (large glue sticks will last you longer), roll of waxed paper OR an old catalog or magazine to glue on (if you don't want to use all of your waxed paper for this.)


Carol Spohn
9:00 - 4:30
Monday - March 11

P291 Blue Nose Lilies


$ 150  

 

An Introduction to collage and watercolor.

Create wonderful textures with color sanding, throw in a little negative painting and create this fun painting. The step by step instruction enables beginner and experienced painters to complete a successful painting. Your creativity will guarantee an original piece of art! I anticipate that paintings will be 90% completed in class.

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

• Written instructions including line drawing and color photo
• ¼ sheet of Arches 140 lb cold press watercolor paper (10.5” x 22”) with a traced line drawing on it
• Mijello Mission Gold paints and foam plate pallet and misc. supplies
• Moo Eraser

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

• Your usual painting supplies which should include at least 2 water containers, paper towels, pop up tissues, a fine mist spray bottle for water.
• Brushes: You may use your regular acrylic/watercolor brushes. I prefer round brushes and I use Scharff 960 Aqua Flow Super Round, Scharff #310 White Nylon round brushes sizes #8 and #4, and a variety of scrubby brushes (Scharff Moon #222 brushes sizes #2, #4, #6, used for corrections and lifting off paint.) I will have Scharff brushes for purchase if you choose.
• Pencil and ruler
• Inexpensive watercolor pencils, like General or Kimberly (for once cheaper pigment is better)
• Stencil to create the background. I use Numbers Collage TCW210 anything will work, focus on the interesting negative shapes. I will have a few extra to share.
• Hair dryer is helpful, but not necessary.
• A board or support for the painting is helpful, not required.

 


Nicole Austin
9:00 - 4:30
Monday - March 11

P353 "She Three" Collage Portraits


$ 150  

 

We’re always in the present, but we also contain an unchangeable past and an unknowable future. “She Three” explores the various parts of ourselves along our creative path as we learn to stay in the present moment, but also drawing upon past experiences as we each head toward a unique, artistic conclusion. We’ll explore the theme of “Past, Present, and Future” as we create beautiful, complex, layered collage portraits over a mixed media background in our art journals. We will learn how to build up layers in our journals using various media and techniques including: mixing oil and water based media to create resists, creating depth and layers with acrylic paint, paint pens and collage, creating our own unique collage paper using various printmaking/mark-making techniques).

Materials fee paid directly to instructor at beginning of class includes: $15
Collage pack full of unique, vintage, and recycled paper, collage images & stabilo marks-all pencil

Use of shared materials: Acrylic paint, spray ink, stencils, stamps, stamp ink, oil pastels, texture plates, brushes, mark-making tools, magazines

Supplies You Need to Bring to Class in addition to materials provided by instructor:
*9”x12” or larger art journal (I like the Canson XL mixed media or Strathmore mixed media spiral bound journals, but any brand will do. Just be sure that it is mixed media weight paper. But not watercolor paper, as that can get too bulky)
*2-3 paint markers (15mm or bold/extra bold tip in three of your favorite colors)
*scissors
*glue stick

Optional items: If you have special stamps or stencils, washi tape, collage paper, or collage images, bring them along, but I will have plenty to share!


Laurie Mika
9:00 - 4:30
Monday - March 11

P364 Encrusted Hearts


$ 150  

 

The inspiration for these encrusted hearts came from two sources: the first being my small embedded heart pendants which in turn were inspired by Mexican folk art hearts that are often embellished with milagros, the small tin pieces traditionally used for healing purposes. Milagro means miracle and they were often attached to sacred objects to give thanks for answered prayers. Milagros are also carried for protection and good luck. Students will learn a variety of techniques working with polymer clay including stamping, painting, using gold leaf and embedding a variety of objects into clay. Students will also learn techniques for covering objects in clay and for altering their wood substrates. These techniques have a variety of cross-over potential. The end result is a beautiful, richly embellished “encrusted” heart that can hang on the wall and provide a bit of good fortune too!

Materials fee $12 paid directly to instructor at beginning of class includes:
a wood heart substrate, gold/silver leaf, and use of paint, mica powders, Rub n Buff, Staz-On inkpad, dimensional paint, gel medium


Supplies You Need to Bring to Class in addition to materials provided by instructor:
A total of 4 small (2 ounce) packages of either Sculpey III or Premo polymer clay:
2 that are one color and 2 that are another related color (the colors of clay will not end up mattering very much as we alter the surface!) Make sure clay is somewhat soft to the touch before buying. If it feels rock hard, don’t buy it! Please condition clay prior to class by kneading it until soft, then roll into a ball and then storing it in a baggie.

A small wood substrate: either 4 x 6 inches or 5x5 inches-I prefer the Blick Studio Artists Wood Panels, the deep cradle (1.5”) birch panels as the sides are great to alter.

Rolling pin or even a piece of large (1.5 “) diameter PVC pipe works (about 10-12 inches long)

Paintbrushes to include a fine detail brush and a one-inch brush.

A pencil with an eraser

A small bottle of Weldbond glue (Michaels or Ace Hardware)

Lots of SMALL doo-dads to embed in clay like charms, buttons, glass rhinestones, a crown for the top, pearls, milagros, jewelry parts, ball chain, rhinestone chain, beads, metal findings and small personal items of significance. See pics for id
 

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Debbie Rijns
9:00 - 4:30
Monday - March 11

P394 The Sangoma's Secret


$ 150  

 

In this class we will be embellishing a small wooden bowl, ( made from an African Indigenous wood) with a silver lid and using typically African items such as vintage beads, a natural gemstone and fragrant Baobab oil. This little box is traditionally used for medicines, but yours can hold the treasure of your choosing.

Materials Fee $40.00 includes:
Small wooden bowl from an African Indigenous Wood
Natural Stone with Bezel Cup
Leather for Hinge
 Hinge pattern
Small Brass Pins
Fine Silver Wire
Small piece PMC Sheet Clay
Cotton Cords
Vintage African Beads
Baobab oil

Supplies Needed for Class:

PMC3 16g clay
PMC3 Syringe type clay (optional for embellishing lid)

Clay Roller and Rolling Strips
Teflon sheet
Steel Brush and Steel Burnisher
Resist for Hands
Scissors
Craft Knife
Rubber Block
Small Jar for Water
Paintbrush
Impression material for (eg. Rubber stamps, embossed paper etc.)
Pin Vise and 1mm Drill Bit
Needle Nose Pliers and Side Cutter
Small hammer
Sand Paper (400 and 800 grit)
Set Mini Diamond Files
Glue Stick
2 Part epoxy adhesive 5 minute set up
Toothpicks

Please note :
If anyone needs PMC3 Clay for this project, please e-mail me at least 2 weeks before the class. debpmcafrica@mweb.co.za
Clay prices will be determined at time of workshop due to the fluctuations in the daily spot price of silver.


Libby Williamson
9:00 - 4:30
Monday - March 11

P408 Paint-Collage-Stitch-Magic


$ 150  

 

A variety of painting techniques will be explored as we create a stash of luscious papers that are enhanced with delightful textures and patterns. Deli food wrap, vintage ledger pages, old maps, phone book sheets, and a wide selection of additional paper ephemera will be altered with gelatin plate printing, stamping and stenciling.
After the paint dries, we will create collages onto fabric substrates. These magical images come to life with the addition of free-motion machine sewing.
Your work can be finished into a journal cover or hung as wall art. 

Materials Fee $ 30 paid to instructor at beginning of class Includes the following: All materials needed for the class including assorted papers, paints, fabric, thread, matte medium, and the use of gelatin printing plates, stamps, stencils, and brushes.

Supplies Needed to bring for Class: scissors, art apron, *sewing machines with free-motion stitching capability. 
*art & soul will have three machines for class to use.  If you are local, please bring your machine

Optional items:
I will supply plain journals for purchase ($1.50) for those interested in making a journal cover.

 


 


Jen Crossley
9:00 - 4:30
Monday - March 11

P423 Secret Locket Metal Etched Box & Book


$ 150  

 

This mini locket is small 2 inches by 1.1/2 inches
Come along and learn the magical qualities of Metal Etching and Book Binding.
Jen will guide you through the steps on how to use metal, and tools learn the etching process.  Learning to add found objects to the side to make your own unique one of a kind future family treasure This book is small 2 inches by 1.1/2 inches.
But wait whats inside? A mini book!!!

Supplies to bring:
Pencil
rulers.
Scissors.
Craft knife
Water colour paper pad small
Jewerly pliers
Tin snips non serrated (www.amarkintime.com)
Cutting Mat
Scissors
Ruler
Sharpie fine liner
Rawhide hammer or a small rubber mallet(www.amarkintime.com
File non chequer Home depot
Bench pin
Bench block
Stazon black ink pad
Soldering Torch

Kit fee paid to instructor at beginning of class $40 includes:

Ferric chloride (etching solution)
Etching containers
Brass metal
Patina
Baking powder
Paper towels
Rubber stamps for design Teacher will bring some stamps to share.
Rubber gloves
 

Special Needs/Requirements: Students need no experience at all.


Mon Eve

Jennifer MacLean
6:30 - 9:30
Mon Eve

P327 Juicy Affirmation Cards for the Soul


$ 85  

 

This class is about having fun, playing with color, and exploring many different mediums. You will leave with 8-10 affirmation cards that can be used to share, or create miniature journal cards. We will be using 300 lb. watercolor paper, if you haven’t had the true joy of this paper, you are in for a pleasant surprise! All supplies will be provided, grab your favorite beverage and adventurous spirit and let’s have some fun. This class is fast moving and gratifying!

You will learn:

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

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

300 lb. watercolor paper
Inks, paints, crackle, inclusions, sealer and ephemera

Supplies Needed to bring for Class:

All supplies included.

Optional items:
Feel free to bring photos, papers, or anything that has meaning to add to your affirmation cards.

 

 


 

 


 

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Susan Schenk
6:30 - 9:30
Mon Eve

P356 Collage a Nest


$ 85  

 

Wear your bird brain to this class to take mixed media to a new level. Learn to use torn and cut maps and magazine pages to create striking bird nests—real and imaginary. Discover how to use recycled paper as if it is paint to create a unique work of art. You will be guided through the technical challenge of making realistic renderings from recycled materials, and produce one or two frame- ready works of art.

Supplies Needed for Class: NONE!
All materials supplied including additional reference pictures


Heather Kindt
6:30 - 9:30
Mon Eve

P375 Intro Into Gelli Printing


$ 85  

 

If you have heard about or seen a bit of art made on a gelli plate, why not try it out? This introductory class will show you what the fun is about. Using Gel Press plates, acrylic paint, and stencils, we will have a great time pulling prints. Leave with a masterpiece or a stack of the best collage paper ever! Note the class pictures are just examples, each print is unique.

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

Paint, use of class stencils and tools
Optional fee to purchase your 8x10 gel plate $20, pink brayer $10

Supplies You Need to Bring to Class in addition to materials provided by instructor:
Apron, a stack of paper you use for a printer 20-100 sheets depending on how fast you plan to work

Optional items:
Paper towels, wipes, brayer, gloves or barrier cream, stencils if you feel like my 150 won’t be enough, your art journal
 


Deb Prewitt
6:30 - 9:30
Mon Eve

P390 Introduction to Zentangle® Basics


$ 85  

 

The Zentangle® Method is intuitive, fun, destressing, meditative, mindful, and increases focus and attention. In this Intro Level class you will learn the basics of the art and the background of this beautiful art form, and how you can use it in your own artistic practice. It is all about lines, shapes, and patterns, and everyone can do it. It can be simple or complex, depending on how you like to work. You can’t do it wrong.
Once you have learned the basics of the Zentangle Method, it is easy to apply the ideas and principles to other aspects of your life and your art.
The Zentangle® Method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. It was created by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas. "Zentangle" is a registered trademark of Zentangle, Inc. Learn more at zentangle.com.

Kit Fee of $12 payable to instructor at beginning of class covers all supplies 
Kit includes: pens, pencil, blending stump, tiles, and a bag to keep everything in. And probably chocolate – because we always need a treat!
 


Ingrid Dijkers
6:30 - 9:30
Mon Eve

P441 The Hand Book


$ 85  

 

The imagery used in this Hand Book developed out of my love for doodling combined and the art of Mehndi, the ancient art of temporary lacework tattoos done with herbal henna. This application of henna as a temporary form of skin decoration is used in India, Pakistan, Nepal and Bangladesh as a ceremonial art form which originated in ancient India. This 5” X 8” Hand Book is a unique vessel to capture daily inspirations, instructions, thoughts or can just be used as a basic journal. This workshop will focus on binding this book and getting it ready for your journaling needs. You are provided with 5 pages of collage imagery that you can begin working with in class and easily finish up later at home. Most materials are included in the provided kit. The student list is short and simple. You should already have most things at home. Photos of completed book can be seen at WWW.IngridDijkers.com. This class is well suited for all levels.

Kit fee - $20.00
Includes wooden book covers
12 pre-primed boxboard pages
5 sheets of collage imagery
Waxed linen for the book binding
Use of templates and many other supplies

Student supply list
Scissors &/or exacto knife with protective cutting surface
Bone folder
Pencil and white eraser
1” utility brush with natural bristles (as found at home improvement centers)
Small jar of Elmer’s glue
Paints (small craft jars are fine)
Black
Off White
A few “henna” colors (burnt orange, brown)

Optional – If you have or we can share
Heat gun
1/16” hole punch
 


Mon Eve & Tuesday - 9 Hr Class

Ruth Chandler
6:30 - 9:30 and 9:00 - 4:30
Mon Eve & Tuesday - 9 Hr Class

P218 Artiste Tool Bag and Tote


$ 290  

 

We will have 5 machines available to rent for this class if you are traveling. Please contact glenny@artandsoulretreat.com to reserve a machine. If you live locally, please bring your machine and let us know so we can reserve for others!

Create your own unique tool bag customized to hold all of your favorite special tools. This Artiste Tool Bag and Tote is actually two bags, one that fits inside the other. I use the larger tote bag to carry the project I am working on and I use the smaller tool bag for all of my scissors, thread, needles, etc. that I carry for my hand stitching project, but you will learn how to customize it to whatever art tools and supplies you need. So bring your ”tools of the trade” and we will make the perfect sized pockets for all your supplies and tools.
The first evening you will learn to paint the base and then add to the paint using thermofax screens, stamps, rubbing plates, and stencils. The next day we create a one of a kind bag just for you.
You will learn several techniques to apply fabric to the painted bag pieces, deconstructed crazy quilting and even some scrapbooking techniques, and will install the easiest zippers you have ever sewn! Later in the day we will begin to put it all together, take a break for dinner and come back ready to finish your personalized “Artiste Tool Bag and Tote” that is so useful you will want to make a tool bag for every one of your artistic mediums!

Supplies You Need to Bring to Class in addition to materials provided by instructor:
1 yard MPC (Multi-Purpose Cloth pre-order from Artistic Artifacts)
½ yard focus fabric
1 yard total coordinating fabric pieces (this is a great way to use up some scraps)
Thread, at least 1000yards (I like Star variegated by Coats and Clark) 
Size 90 machine needles (Microtex or sharps)
Extra bobbins (I like to fill at least 6)
Fusible web (I use Misty Fuse)
2- 12in zippers
Cutting mat
Rotary cutter
Small scissors
Large scissors
Marking pencil

Materials fee $20 paid directly to instructor at beginning of class includes:
I will supply pattern which you will keep, paint, paint supplies, Thermofax screens, stamps, stencils, and rubbing plates. I will bring extra specialized blades and scissors.


Helen Shafer Garcia
6:30 - 9:30 & 9:00 - 4:30
Mon Eve & Tuesday - 9 Hr Class

P240 Illuminated Ledger Book


$ 235  

 

What if you combined a ledger book style with Illuminated pages? How extraordinary! I always like to look for unique, uncommon combinations when I’m creating. This book will bring together text, original handwritten calligraphy ledger pages, with added color pencil organic oddities. You’ll receive a handmade illustrated hard cover to bind your book. Illuminate and create unexpected imagery onto pages throughout the book with color pencils and gold leaf using image transfers and stamps. Don’t worry about drawing abilities. Images will be available to copy and transfer. The emphasis will be on the art of blending colors, layering to create depth and saturation of colors. I’ll also teach you how to apply gold leaf, paint layers with acrylic patterns and stencil designs for a gilded aged look. Book construction will be a simple long stitch along the spine of the book.

$20.00 fee paid to instructor at beginning of class includes:
papers for book, 4 original antique ledger pages, cover image, gold and silver leaf papers, adhesive. Acrylics, sponges, linen threads
I’ll bring close up images for reference, blender pens, stencils, awls, and tools to use while we work.

Supply list to bring to class
Bring at least 8 or more pages from an old ledger book with handwriting on pages that you’d like to use. I will provide 4 pages each to get you started. We will cut or tear these pages to fit the size of the book.
Brushes: 1 inch or larger flat acrylic brush for adhesives and acrylics.
black F(fine) Faber-Castell pit India Ink pen
Apron
Heat gun or hairdryer
acrylic matt medium
old credit card for burnishing
Premier Prismacolor pencils Set of 24 or more. Include black and white (make sure you are buying premier wax based pencils, not water-soluble.) these brands are good also: Caran d’ Ache Luminance or Faber-Castell
Polychromes
1 bookbinding needle
bone folder
water container
#2b soft pencil and soft eraser

Copyright Helen Shafer Garcia


Monday & Tuesday - 2 Day Class

Roxanne Evans Stout
9:00 - 4:30
Monday & Tuesday - 2 Day Class

P237 The Wanderer’s Book of Colors


$ 295  

 

Join Roxanne in the creation of The Wanderer’s Book of Colors, a book that is reminiscent of medieval times, with an edge!
The cover will be made of a antique door hinge, which will be provided for you by Roxanne, along with vintage colored silks to cover your pages.
On the first day you will enjoy different ways to cover the page edges, first with pan pastels and paints and then with the vintage silk. We will also make some self drying beads to use on our book spines.
And the second day we will explore stitching, attaching, and collaging simple details on your pages, finally putting your book together in a unique and easy process.
Your will go home with your own handmade book that tells the story of the colors, textures and patterns that you love and memories of a beautiful gathering of like souls.

Supplies You Need to Bring to Class in addition to materials provided by instructor:
Decorative papers and fabric scraps
Matte medium, small bottle, I like Liquitex or Golden
Paintbrush for matte medium and backgrounds
Water dish, paper towels
Ruler or straight edge for tearing paper
Scissors, awl
Found objects, small treasures and mementos, rusty bits or small objects from nature
Your favorite mark makers and collage tools
Needles and colored tapestry or waxed linen threads
Buttons or beads or anything else that could be attached into your books!
Wire 26 gauge
Acrylic or Watercolor paints
Optional: extra watercolor paper, 140lb

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

but not limited to:
An antique door hinge
140lb watercolor paper for the book structure, cord and sticks
Hand made papers including Khadi, Mulberry and Rice
Vintage fabrics and lightweight silks, muslin and cotton
Inks, paints, sprays
Pan pastels
Assorted wires, wire tools, threads, waxed cording, needles, beads, buttons
Found objects, rusty bits, pieces from nature.
Paintbrushes, pens
Tapestry needles and jewelry tools

* Please note that Roxanne will have extra of everything on your supply list and wonderful goody bags filled with special items for your collages!
 


Tuesday - March 12

Doris Arndt
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday - March 12

P203 3D Shrink Plastic Elements


$ 150  

 

Have no fear. Get fabulous results from shrink plastic. These are so fun and bright. We’ll cover ways of coloring the plastic, both in method and design. As we shrink our items we’ll use Julie Haymaker’s Shrinket® Molds to add interesting shape and form. Once cooled, which doesn’t take long, we will combine our pieces with beads and wire wrapping head pins to create unique elements to use as the main focus in necklaces or combined to fashion bracelets, etc. I’ll have my collection of beads for you to play with and browse through. I am bringing a variety or head pins to use as well. You should leave with 6-10 or more finished elements by the end of the day.

$5.00 supply fee paid to instructor at beginning of class includes:
a sheet of clear shrink plastic, sand paper, head pins and use of my pencils, pens, ink pads and rubber stamps, hole punches and heat tools. I will have extra shrink plastic available for student use.

Students bring to class:
Scissors, black sharpie, colored pencils and pencil sharpener, round needle nose pliers, flat nose pliers
Optional: small hole beads no larger than 3/4” in diameter in colors you love, light.
 


Ruth Greening
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday - March 12

P246 Intro Into No Fear Metal Clay


$ 150  

 

Sometimes when we look at a posted class project, we think….Oh My, I could Never….I don’t have the skill to do that! ….Stop right there!
Allow me to show you a truly “no fear” method to work with metal clay. Every complex looking project is just a series of simple steps all linked together! In my 18 years of working with metal clay I have learned many tips and tricks that I will pass on to you to erase any fears and make you a successful metal clay artist!
In this class I will show you how to work with the magical metal clay. How to go from a soft formless clay-like substance to a finished work of wearable art! You will learn how to torch fire the silver without having to buy a kiln. Learn how to finish and patina your piece.
This will be a life changing experience in your artistic world, even if you are not a jewelry artist this will open doors for new design ideas. NO Fear! NO kidding!

Materials fee $65 paid directly to instructor at beginning of class includes:

16g of PMC metal clay, basic tool kit and use of any other tools and materials needed to finish your piece.

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

If making a pendant or earrings bring a cord or chain and ear wires.  

CLOSED


Kelly Kilmer
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday - March 12

P269 A Portfolio Journal


$ 155  

 

This has always been my favorite time of year, where one turns inward. I think of it as a time for renewal, introspection and a time to reconnect with yourself and the world around you.

In this special workshop, you will create a unique and personal journal portfolio. Learn new techniques in: layering, collage, painting, mark making and more. Create rich pages along with a colorful portfolio (additional ideas for bookbinding and more will be discussed and available if you would rather turn your portfolio into a bound journal.)


This class has been months in the making and I am very eager to share it with you.

Supply list you need to bring to class:
 an apron, scissors, a small selection of favorite collage ephemera (think about reading this when choosing your images and papers), bone folder, cork back metal ruler, a full roll of paper towels OR old rags, permanent black ink pad (only if you have one), a container for your paint water, 1 to 2" brush to glue and paint (I like chip or bristle brushes) as well as a few, smaller, detailed brushes, a few of your favorite glue sticks (large glue sticks will last you longer), roll of waxed paper OR an old catalog or magazine to glue on (if you don't want to use all of your waxed paper for this.)


 


Jill Timm
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday - March 12

P315 Amazing Glass Etching


$ 150  

 

Create a stunning work of art using the Amazing Dremel to etch on glass. Glass is elegant, glass is mysterious, and working on glass is easy as drawing or tracing on paper. Anyone can do it!
In this fun workshop first you will be introduced to the rotary tool (AKA Dremel), you will practice first to get accustomed to the feel, and see to the results from a number of different bits. Once comfortable with the tool you will move on to your 8” x 10” piece of thick heavy weight glass. You can go abstract or be realistic, or anything in between. You can add dimensionality to your image by using working on both sides of the glass. Finished pieces can be framed, or free standing. All you learn can easily be applied to dishes, vases, glazed ceramics, wine bottles, and much morel
This workshop does NOT teach you about the wide range of materials and creative techniques when using a Dremel. That you will learn when taking “The Amazing Dremel“ workshop. In the glass workshop will learn specifically what you need to know to do your beautiful glass piece. No experience necessary. This is a good project class to compliment “The Amazing Dremel” technique class.

 

$30 Kit fee payable to instructor at beginning of class includes:
practice glass and 1 piece of 8” x 10” x 1/4” glass, a selection of bits that are yours to keep. And some other unusual bits, misc tools, and coloring media that you are free to try out.

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

Multiple speed Rotary Tool (Dremel)
Pencils, fine point felt marker, note pad for notes and doodles.
Dust mask, Protective glasses or goggles
Spongy ear plugs if sensitive to noise
Simple designs, art or graphics for 8x10” glass, (vertical or horizontal)

Optional - Most people have found the Dremel flex shaft attachment a great help.


Carol Spohn
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday - March 12

P336 Grapevine


$ 150  

 

An Introduction to collage and watercolor.

Tips and tricks abound in this watercolor painting including shaping the grape leaves with real leaves; we will also use gauze and other techniques to create this one of a kind painting. No two paintings turn out the same, and that is a good thing. All levels of painters will complete a successful painting using the step by step instruction. No drawing experience is necessary. I anticipate that most students will complete their painting in class. The painting can be hung vertical or horizontal, depending on your home décor choice.

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

• 10” x 22” Arches 140 lb. Cold Press watercolor paper with traced design on it

• Mijello Mission Gold paints used in this painting 
• Foam plate/pallet for watercolor paint
• Gauze, marbleizing spray, grape leaves and other misc. supplies. 


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

 Your usual painting supplies which should include at least 2 water containers, paper towels, a fine mist spray bottle for water.
• Brushes: You may use your regular watercolor/acrlyic brushes. I prefer round brushes and use Scharff 960 Aqua Flow Super Round, Scharff #310 White Nylon round brushes sizes #8 and #4 and variety of scrubby brushes (Scharff Moon #222 brushes sizes #2, #4, #6, used for corrections and lifting off paint.) (I will have Scharff brushes for purchase if you choose.
• Scissors
• A box of pop up tissues is necessary (like an inexpensive brand of Kleenex)
• Hair dryer is helpful, but not necessary
• Board to support your painting



 


Nicole Austin
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday - March 12

P354 More is More: Messy Masterpieces


$ 150  

 

I love to go all in and throw every color of the rainbow on my canvas or journal page. The layering process, for me, is where all the fun is! But there's a trick to it: think of it as climbing a mountain. You start at the base, the largest part. This is where anything goes: marks, splatters, drips, scribbles, collage. Just let yourself make a "mess." Then, with each layer or step up the mountain, our marks and layers become more and more restrained. We begin to make more calculated and careful moves to bring us to the final layer (or top of the mountain). We'll start by creating with a few loosening up exercises, practicing marks and techniques to create our own unique collage papers. These will come in handy later as we add them into our pieces later on. I'll show you how to build up layers with oil pastels, spray ink, acrylic paint and paint pens as we create at least two journal spreads (if you bring more than one journal, you can work on more pages at a time--this is how I like to work). Then, we'll work on adding collage, acrylic paint, spray ink through stencils and marks with paint pens. With the stabilo pencil, we'll write words, make marks and draw simple shapes & images (ex: organic shapes in nature or geometric shapes, simple flowers, animals, faces and/or figures).

Materials Fee paid to instructor at beginning of class includes: $15
Collage pack full of unique, vintage, and recycled paper, & stabilo marks-all pencil

Use of shared materials: Acrylic paint, spray ink, stencils, stamps, stamp ink, oil pastels, texture plates, brushes, mark-making tools, plain & patterned tissue paper

Supplies you  Need to bring  for Class:
*9”x12” or larger art journal (I like the Canson XL mixed media or Strathmore mixed media spiral bound journals, but any brand will do. Just be sure that it is mixed media weight paper.) If you wish to bring a smaller 5x7" (or so) journal to work on simultaneously, you may!
*2-3 paint markers (15mm or bold/extra bold tip in three of your favorite colors)
*scissors
*glue stick

Optional items: If you have special stamps or stencils, washi tape, collage paper, or collage images, bring them along, but I will have plenty to share!


Susan Schenk
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday - March 12

P360 Collage Your Pet: Making Pictorial Collages that Look Like Paintings


$ 150  

 

No drawing skill needed
If you’ve made abstract collages, you are ready to take mixed media to a new level. Learn to use torn and cut magazine pages to create striking, realistic portraits of your pet or other animal.  Learn to use recycled paper as if it is paint. Discover this wonderful way to wake up the sleeping artist within. Anyone who can rip paper can make this style of collage. The challenge is to see that collages are unique individual expressions, just like the artists are. You will explore the technical challenge of making realistic renderings from recycled materials. Bring your sense of humor to make these unusual and appealing pet portraits show some whimsy and character.

 

Supplies that students are responsible for bringing: An 8 x 10 image of a pet. Additional reference pictures will be available in class.

Supplies needed: NONE -- All materials provided!

CLOSED


Debbie Rijns
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday - March 12

P395 Viking Knit


$ 150  

 

Viking knit, probably from the 9 and 10th century; the time of the Vikings.  Viking knit is also known as trichinopoly. We will use this ancient way of wire knitting to make a bracelet from fine silver wire, the closing will be an original fine silver clasp designed by you. An assortment of beads  to choose from will embellish your bracelet.

Kit fee $38.00 paid to instructor at beginning of class includes:
Fine Silver Wire 16 and 24ga
Art Craft Wire
End Caps
Assorted Beads
Viking Draw Plate

You will bring:
Masking Tape
Long Nose Pliers
Flat Nose Pliers
Side Cutter
Small Hammer
Bench Block
Large Embroidery Needle
Sharpie Pen Fine


 

debpmcafrica@mweb.co.za
 


Jen Crossley
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday - March 12

P424 Studio Resin Necklace


$ 150  

 

Have you always wanted to learn how to make your own molds and incorporate them it into your jewelry? Then this class is for you! Learn how to mold using a rubber stamp. Using ICE Resin, we will join a finished molded piece with brass frames to create a 3D piece - like looking through a glass window.  Learn about patina, cold connections, holding your necklace together and lastly how to create your own beautiful chain. This class is sure to please you. Leave wearing your amazing necklace! 

Supplies to bring:

Scissors
Pen/pencil
Ruler
Hammer
Round nose pliers
Flat nose
wire cutter (flush cutters)
File
Bench Block
1.80mm hole punch (can order from teacher if needed)
Cordless drill if you have one 1/16th drill bit
Your own beads to make this project your own touch
 

Kit fee paid to instructor at beginning of class $40 includes:

Chain
Wire
findings Beads
Patina (supplied by Teacher)
Resin mold studio
 

Special Needs/Requirements: Students need no experience at all.


Ingrid Dijkers
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday - March 12

P441b Vintage File Folder Journals


$ 150  

 

A very unique approach to journaling and journal making, this workshop 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, all of which will be provided (but feel free to bring your own to share or trade with classmates). This will all be sewn and glued 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. We’ll talk about different ways of adding to and working in this journal and how to add beading to the spine.

A few sewing machines are needed for this class. Please contact me at Ingrid@IngridDijkers.com if you can supply one.

$15.00 Kit fee includes -
Metal tab file folders for cover
Waxed book binding linen for binding
A large assortment of papers to work with

Student Supply list -
Ruler
Bone folder
Elmer's glue
Scissors
A 1/2" flat brush
A few sheets of softly patterned black papers for edging (see sample photos)
An assortment of papers you’d like to include or share/trade with others.

For beaded spine (to be done at home later)-
Size 6 glass seed beads (available at JoAnn fabrics, Hobby Lobby or Michael's)
A few larger beads, charms and trinkets.

If you have or we can share -
A heat gun
 


Tue Eve

Lisa Chin
6:30 - 9:30
Tue Eve

P223 Colored Silk


$ 85  

 

Silk fabric is a beautiful material for use in fashion, quilts and mixed media projects. Dyeing silk can involve dyes, chemicals and a long batching process, however this class will use another way to color your silk using paint. By using paint there are no harsh chemicals needed, and the fabric will still have a soft hand when finished. You will leave class with a finished product! Your scarf or fabric will be ready to use immediately.

Create a Habotai silk scarf, or paint silk organza to use in the Bojagi Fusion class, or both, if desired.
 

Materials Fee $ 20 payable to instructor payable at beginning of class Includes:

all materials needed for class:
Habotai Silk Scarf OR one yard of Silk Organza
Use of Paints, Foam Brushes, Paint cups, Rubber bands, Paper Towels and Rubber gloves.

Please wear an apron or clothing you don’t mind getting paint on.

Additional scarves and fabric will be available for an additional fee.

 


Kelly Kilmer
6:30 - 9:30
Tue Eve

P270 Conversations in Paint, Paper & Pen


$ 90  

 

Art Journaling has been a passion of mine for over twenty years now.
"How do you keep your work fresh, open and honest?"
"How do you generate new ideas?"

These are questions that I'm often asked. We'll explore the answers in this workshop. We'll dive onto our pages utilizing my latest favorite techniques in paint, paper and pen. Learn how to open up visually while creating truly unique to you pages. I'll share with you not only how I find inspiration but how you can take the ideas and make them for what you need! 

Please note that the ideas we are exploring also translate to other art mediums and fields.

Supply List:you need to bring to class:
your journal, an apron, scissors, a small selection of favorite collage ephemera (think about reading this when choosing your images and papers), cork back metal ruler, a full roll of paper towels OR old rags, any favorite mark making tools (I will have some to share) a container for your paint water, 1" brush to glue and paint (I like chip or bristle brushes) as well as a few, smaller, detailed brushes, a small container to clean your brushes (an old jar, etc...), a few of your favorite glue sticks (large glue sticks will last you longer), roll of waxed paper OR an old catalog or magazine to glue on (if you don't want to use all of your waxed paper for this.)
 


Jennifer MacLean
6:30 - 9:30
Tue Eve

P328 Vivid Ink Mixed Media Pendants


$ 85  

 

Please join us for some mixed media fun to create six colorful pendants to “wear & share”. Using alcohol ink, acrylic paint, embossing powders and your keen imagination, you will leave with impactful and practical pendants that make a statement and are sure to bring joy to the recipients. This class will also cover composition, layering, and elements of color.

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

6 hand-cut gesso board pendant blanks and findings.
Leather necklace
Inks, paints, crackle, sealer,

Supplies Needed to bring for Class:

All supplies included.

Optional items:
If you have one, bring a Ranger Ink applicator tool and favorite rubber stamps, plenty will also be supplied.

 

 


 


Eric Scott
6:30 - 9:30
Tue Eve

P332 Artful Layers


$ 85  

 

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

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

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

Colored Pencils
Oil Pastels
Craft knife and cutting mat
 


Jacqueline Newbold
6:30 - 9:30
Tue Eve

P361 The Painted Garden


$ 85  

 

We will focus on painting colorful flowers using watercolors. These will be impressionistic flower paintings with the emphasis on loose and flowing painting techniques. Part of the process will include painting on different papers and exploring the best watercolor pigments to use for painting flowers. We will add ink, acrylics, and other mixed media methods to create texture and interest and use what we learn on our flower paintings.

Materials fee $8 paid directly to instructor at beginning of class includes:

Stabilo pencils, masking fluid, sample watercolor paints, gouache, masa papers, pallet knife, gold-leaf pens, photos of flowers, artist tape

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

Top quality watercolor paints (not student grade) and palette. Watercolor brushes in a variety of sizes such as Princeton Brush & Co. Series 4050, ½ inch flat, round #3 and round #8 and a liner brush. Good quality watercolor paper such as Arches cold press watercolor blocks 7 x 10 or 9 x 12. Small cotton cloth or washcloth, a pencil and eraser, small spray bottle, a permanent black ink pen
Check out my blog post for ideas of a well-rounded watercolor palette: http://djnewbold.blogspot.com/2017/12/a-well-rounded-watercolor-palette.html
 


Susan Schenk
6:30 - 9:30
Tue Eve

P362 Stencils, Maps and Collage: Downsized


$ 85  

 

Make your own stencils to create delightful 8 x 10 collages. Surprise yourself with how easily you can make sophisticated art with recycled paper as if it is paint. Bunnies, flowers, feathers, butterflies…there’s no limit to what you can do. No drawing skill needed. Create the small scale stencil then make collages from maps and other papers. Produce one or two frame-ready unique and intriguing works of art.

Supplies Needed for Class:
Papers that will be cut up, especially old maps, scrapbook sheets, music, etc.
Your favorite scissors, a cutting mat and Exacto knife if you have one

Everything will be provided including bird and flower reference photos
 


Heather Kindt
6:30 - 9:30
Tue Eve

P376 Gel Transfers to Mixed Media


$ 85  

 

Image transfers are really popular in mixed media. They can still be intimidating. I decided to dedicate a journal to image transfers and to have one on every page. Now I'll teach you all the tricks I have for doing transfers with gel medium. We will create an artsy background for your transfer, and learn how to finish off the page. We will also talk about "mistakes" and what to do with images that don't turn out the way we hoped.

Material fee $20 payable to instructor at beginning of class includes:
Golden Gel Medium 8oz
Prepped image for project
Gesso board
Stencils and stamps for use in class

Student Supplies to bring to class:
Offset palette knife, paper towels, baby wipes; water container

Optional
Your favorite mixed media supplies, suggestions: acrylic paint, spray inks, watercolors, collage papers, etc.


Helene Knott
6:30 - 9:30
Tue Eve

P405 3 Dimensional Fabric Pebbles


$ 85  

 

Walk down any Oregon beach or stream and you will find tons of them – pebbles in all sizes, shapes and colors. Many are polished smooth from their tumbling journey in the sea and many have inclusions of quartz or fossils; you can even find the occasional agate scattered in with the other stones. In this workshop you will learn how to make surprisingly realistic dimensional pebbles scattered over a sandy background to create a small pebble sampler. This is a handwork project; no sewing machine is needed for the class.
Skill Level: confident beginner and up (class kit available)– no sewing machine required.

Please be courteous to others by arriving for class with the correct supplies. Contact me  helene.m.knott@gmail.com if you have any questions.
 

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

Fabrics to make a small page sized sampling of pebbles, stabilizer, batting, thread, fabrics, pattern/instructions and hand-sewing needle. The kit fabrics may vary from those shown.

Supplies You Need to Bring to Class in addition to materials provided by instructor:
Pencil
Scissors: A pair of small to medium craft scissors suitable for cutting fabric, stabilizer and batting and scissors you don’t mind cutting paper with.

Other Incidental Supplies:
• Lighting: additional lighting may be helpful; a portable Ott light would be appropriate. You may or may not need these things; they are mainly for comfort.
• Extension cords and plug strips (if bringing additional lighting): check to see if these will be provided or if it’s advisable to bring your own.
• A Pillow: Many venues have less than comfortable chairs, a pillow may help.


Libby Williamson
6:30 - 9:30
Tue Eve

P409 Paint Brush Palooza


$ 85  

 

What’s your particular palette? Are you a muted, soft-hues sort of artisan or a full-spectrum, rainbow warrior? We will deconstruct a paint brush and then perform a make-over with a riot of color and texture. Yarns, ribbons, shredded fabrics, wire and beads, ephemera, and found objects will replace boring bristles, transforming the brush into a whimsical showpiece. Hidden treasures can be added to complement your personal style.

Materials Fee $20 Includes the following:
I will provide everything needed to complete the project including a paint brush, gobs of yarn and ribbon, fabric to strip, paint, matte medium, glue, wire, decorative papers, and an assortment of eclectic ephemera to suspend within the yarns (and chocolate!).
I will have to tools on hand to share in class including pliers, scissors, paint brushes and heat guns.

I will also have some optional specialty items and vintage treasures for purchase.


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

Optional items: If you have any special artifacts or treasures you’d like to incorporate into your project, bring them along and we’ll try to attach them.


Tuesday & Tuesday Eve - 9hr Class

Laurie Mika
9:00 - 4:30 & 6:30 - 9:30
Tuesday & Tuesday Eve - 9hr Class

P365 Mini Clay Quilts


$ 225  

 

In this non-traditional approach to quilt making, we will use polymer clay to create individual quilt squares. Each square will have an intricate design leading to an overall beautiful, jewel-like quilt. We will take the day to explore the many surface possibilities using polymer clay. Our experimentations in clay will push the medium to the max, emphasizing a layered approach. A myriad of mixed media techniques will be used to create each handmade quilt square. These techniques include using molds, stamping, painting the raw clay, using mica and embossing powders, gold leaf, beading and embedding metal, fabric, paper, and jewelry into the clay. By the end of the day, students will be able to arrange their squares and glue them to a substrate to create a clay quilt masterpiece! No previous clay experience necessary.

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

Acrylic paint and related supplies
Rub n Buff
Mica powders
Gel medium
Napkins for collage
Collage images for transfers
Black Staz On ink
Gold/silver leaf

Supplies You Need to Bring to Class in addition to materials provided by instructor:A small substrate-a piece of wood, MDF, or a plaque that is 6 x 6 inches. I prefer the 6 x 6 inch deep cradle (1.5 inches) birch panel boards from Blick.com

6 (2 ounce) packages of either Premo or Sculpey III polymer clay-an assortment of re-lated colors. Make sure the clay is soft to the touch, if it is rock hard, don’t buy it! Please condition the clay prior to class by kneading it until softened and then place it in a baggie.

Rolling pin or even PVC pipe about 1.5 inches in diameter by about 12 inches long works too.

Assorted paintbrushes to include a fine detail brush and a one-inch flat brush

Pencil with an eraser

Small bottle of Weldbond glue or other similar white glue.

Doo-Dads-like beads, charms, jewelry parts, rhinestones, rhinestone chain, ball chain, metal findings, wings, crowns, buttons and tiny frames. See pics for ideas.

Optional:
Circle or square clay (cookie) cutters (like Kemper or Ateco cutters)

A few small pieces of felt roving, fabric trim, small pieces of fabric like Sari trim/borders or lace


  

CLOSED


Tuesday & Wednesday 2 Day Class

Jane Davies
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday & Wednesday 2 Day Class

P229 Beyond the Color Wheel: Exploring Color and Pigment (in acrylic paint)


$ 295  

 

This is a color-mixing workshop that will give you a deeper understanding of your paints and pigments. Spend the first day delving into your paints, coaxing them into colors and configurations you never dreamed of! On the second day we will develop personal color palettes, using harmonies and contrasts that speak to you. This is not your mother’s Color Theory class, nor is it about prescribed color schemes that “work.” It is about the mechanics of color and pigment. Seeing color through this lens will allow you to develop your personal style and express who you are with paint.

A basic understanding of color relationships and terminology are required for this class. Terms you should be familiar with: primary, secondary, tertiary, complementary, analogous, value, saturation. If these are all terms you understand, you can take this class.

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

Paints: bring all your acrylic paints. I recommend the following:
• Pyrrole Red or Napthol Red
• Qinacridone Magenta or Primary Magenta
• Pyrrole Orange and/or Cadmium Orange Hue (med)
• Quinacridone Nickel Azo Gold
• Diarylide Yellow
• Hansa Yellow Medium
• Indian Yellow Hue
• Green-Gold
• Permanent Green Light
• Some kind of turquoise
• Manganese Blue Hue
• Anthriquinone Blue or Ultramarine
• Permanent Violet Dark
• Carbon Black
• Blick Matte Acrylic white (8 oz) or Titanium White
• Any paints that you use frequenty

Paper: Smooth printmaking paper, such as Stonehenge (this is what I use), or smooth, hot-press, watercolor paper, cut to 8”x8” or 8”x10” or 10”x10”; about twelve pieces.

Glazing Medium or Glazing Liquid: this keeps your paints wet longer, and extends (dilutes) them.

Matte Medium: I recommend Utrecht (available at Blick) for collage applications.

Brushes: bring what you are comfortable with. Look at my Favorite Materials page on my website for a link to the brushes I use. Several sizes.

Palette Knife: for mixing paints on the palette

Palette: pad of paper style disposable palette

Container for water

Big Fat Roll of Paper Towels

Materials fee $5 paid directly to instructor at beginning of class includes:
Yes, $5 for $3 worth of cheap drawing paper. The extra pays for my time and expense of ordering it and getting it to the workshop.

I also provide:
Loads of Cheap Drawing Paper for studies and color swatches
Chocolate (good chocolate)
Pearls of Wisdom
Pearls of Stupidity


  

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Jenny Doh
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday & Wednesday 2 Day Class

P232 Acrylic Painting By Heart


$ 295  

 

For Beginners and Those Who Want to Begin Again

FEELINGS
How do you feel when you look at the canvas and consider the process of painting? Is it possible for you to conceive of a way for that feeling to change and evolve? If so, how might you go about getting your feelings about the painting process to evolve … anywhere from slightly to radically different?

INTUITION
Just like I would never hand over a sewing machine to someone who has never sewn and say “follow your intuition and just sew,” I also think that guidance with paints and related materials is needed to get a person to feel comfortable with the painting process, before we engage our intuitions.

DAY 1
On the first day, I will demonstrate and teach a maximalist approach numerous ways to help you manipulate and apply paint onto a canvas in a maximalist approach so that you can build up layers, causing the canvas to transition from a “young” canvas to a “mature” canvas. 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, I will also demonstrate a minimalist approach of building up layers where less of the canvas is covered. For the rest of this day, as we start to digest the methods and as we potentially discover new ones together, we will rely more on our intuition as we each make decisions, solve problems, and wrestle with the resounding “what next?” when it comes to building layers on a canvas.

DAY 2
On the second day, 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. On this day, you may decide to take one of the other canvases to coax out stories or concepts that the canvas may be projecting out, through the marks that were made. As time allows, you may be able to do both.

TECHNIQUES
 Overview of tools and materials with principles of best practices in terms of handling paints and caring for tools
Warm-up exercises to get our mindsets into new ways of thinking and seeing and feeling
 Demonstration and teaching of how to build layers of paint on a blank canvas using 15+ methods
Discussion of concepts drawn from literature that have applicaions on how to overcome creative barriers during the creative process
 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
 Principles of solving problems and deciding when a work is finished or finished for the time being
 How to look at and discover concepts that the canvas communicates and how to coax such concepts out into distinctive imagery
 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

MEDIUM

Acrylic paint on stretched canvas

STUDENT SUPPLY LIST
 2 stretched canvases: 18x24 inches is a good size or something close to that size
Fluid Acrylic paints by Golden:
 Titanium White
 Carbon Black
Titan Buff
 Raw Umber
 Ultramarine Blue
 Cadmium Red (or pyrrole red)
 Diarylide Yellow
 OPTIONAL: Naples Yellow, Prussian Blue, Green Gold, Teal, Phthalo Green, Fluorescent Pink (heavy body)
 Heavy Body acrylics by Holbein
Jaune Brilliant
 Aqua blue
 Acrylic inks: Golden High Flow acrylics in black and white
 Fineline precision applicators (gauge 20)
 Derwent inktense pencil (in ink black)
 Palette knife
 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), 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.
 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.
 Blick Scholastic Wonder White Brushes (long blue handles)
One size 12
 One size 20
OR
 Robert Simmons Titanium (long silver handles)
 One size 4
One size 12
 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.
 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 time of class)


 


Wednesday - March 13

Ruth Greening
9:00 - 4:30
Wednesday - March 13

P247 Marriage of Copper & Silver Cold Connections


$ 150  

 

The warmth of copper and bright luster of silver make for a beautiful thing! In this class you will learn how to work with copper, cutting, texturing and forming. You will also make a piece of fine silver metal clay to add to the story of this union. With the metal clay you will learn proper handling, texturing, finishing and how to torch fire your piece and finally polishing.
The next step is learning about riveting and cold connections. This involves the proper way to drill holes or cut tabs to secure the two pieces into one beautiful work of wearable art.
You will complete one piece and possibly start a second, also in the class we will cover patinas to give depth and accent to your work.
Great class full of lots of information that will open many new doors in your art work world!
Materials fee $50 paid directly to instructor at beginning of class includes:

16g PMC3 metal clay, copper and use of all tools needed to make and finish your project

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

safety glasses
A cord to wear finished piece.
 


Jesse Reno
9:00 - 4:30
Wednesday - March 13

P304 Ancient Faces - Experimental Printing


$ 150  

 

This class is open to all levels including those who have never painted before. This is a great class for anyone who has struggled with or would simply like to explore new and expressed ways of creating faces. Using fun simple techniques, we will carve imagery into ez carve printing blocks, and experiment with mono printing. This will allow us to print the imagery in a variety of ways. It is more about the way we print the image then the complexity of the carving. In most cases the simpler the better. Once we have experimented with carving and printing we will be ready to work the pieces into expressed artifacts. Reshaping, and reworking the imagery in ways that give it an aged and weathered look. We will use text and symbols to add meaning and question within the work.

Using block printing as a base for creation will allow experimentation without the fear of mistakes. We will be able to repeat the imagery with ease by simply reprinting from our carvings. This repeated imagery will encourage us to experiment with new techniques like subtraction methods and compare the various printing and redefining methods against one another. The techniques are quick simple and immediate keeping things fun and moving forward.

These techniques and concepts work perfectly in connection with any of my other painting methods. So, if you’ve taken a class with me previously these techniques will act as new tools which you can incorporate with any other concepts you have learned.

If you would like to learn more about my teaching style and my background you can check out the videos below

Here is a link to a recent feature on my teaching ideas and techniques from Oregon Aartbeat
https://www.opb.org/video/iframe/ora-1909-01-jesse-reno/

Here is a link to a lecture I gave at the national art educators associations annual conference in Chicago a few years ago
http://media01.commpartners.com/ArtED/Annual_2016/Thurs03Reno/archive.html

To see over 2000 examples of my work and to find out more about me check out my site - www.jessereno.com
 

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

large sheets of 100lb Bristol paper
nontoxic acrylic paint
ez cut printing blocks
carving tools

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

a mix of brushes - nothing fancy you can bring what you have on hand or cheap brushes will do fine I generally don’t spend more than $3 on a brush
you should bring at least
1 - flat brush 1/2in-1in
1 fan brush
1 chip brush 1-2in
oil pastels craypas work great and are super cheap 
small pack of 8


 


Eric Scott
9:00 - 4:30
Wednesday - March 13

P333 Monster Maker Workshop


$ 150  

 

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

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

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

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

 

 


 

 


 


 

 


 


Carol Spohn
9:00 - 4:30
Wednesday - March 13

P337 Baby Its Cold Out There


$ 150  

 

An Introduction to collage and watercolor.
This whimsical painting starts with a charcoal pour added to a delightful combination of collage, watercolor and acrylic paint. The step by step instruction enables beginner and experienced painters to complete a successful painting. Your creativity will guarantee an original piece of art! I anticipate that paintings will be 90% completed in class.

 Students to bring:
• Your usual painting supplies which should include at least 2 water containers, paper towels, pop up tissues, a fine mist spray bottle for water.
• Brushes: You may use your regular watercolor brushes. I use Scharff 960 Aqua Flow Super Round, Scharff #310 White Nylon round brushes sizes #8 and #4, and a variety of scrubby brushes (Scharff Moon #222 brushes sizes #2, #4, #6, used for corrections and lifting off paint.) a flat 1” brush to use with paste, flat brushes sizes #4 and #8 to paint checks. I will have Scharff brushes for purchase if you choose.
• Pencil and ruler
• Collage Materials: decorative napkins, old book pages, pallet paper with used acrylic paint on it, rice papers if you have them, I will also have collage materials to share.
• Hair dryer is helpful, but not necessary.

Materials fee payable to instructor at beginning of class $18 includes:
• Written instructions including line drawing and color photo
• ¼ sheet of Arches 140 lb cold press watercolor paper (11” x 15”) with a traced line drawing on it
• Mijello Mission Gold paints and foam plate pallet
• Misc. collage materials including decorative napkins
• White and black acrylic paint
• YES Paste by Gane Brothers & Lane
• Charcoal powder
• Moo Eraser

 


Marillyn Stablein
9:00 - 4:30
Wednesday - March 13

P341 Three Fun Scroll Books


$ 150  

 

Learn to make three fun scroll books: basic, whirlwind and sculptural. The basic scroll book is made with a long sheet of decorated paper bound at one end with a dowel or branch. After the finished book is rolled up, a ribbon attached to one end ties the pages together.
The Whirlwind book binding style was developed in ancient China. We’ll cut various lengths of paper—short, medium, long. The decorated sheets will be wrapped around a stick and stitched together. This scroll can hang on a wall with graceful descending rolls of various patterns, bound into book covers or can roll up with a ribbon tie. The third book is a dynamic sculptural book with pages turned under and glued down to create 3-D surfaces to decorate with collage cut-outs of colorful flowers, birds, butterflies, wavy patterns, or rows of rainbow colors. Bring your creative ideas and special papers.
 

$15 kit fee payable to instructor at beginning of class includes:
long pieces of Japanese mulberry paper to decorate, a book to glue, shape and |
decorate, sponges, paints, needle, thread, ribbon, wood twigs for binding, decorative
papers to collage onto the rolled pages as well as rubber stamps, ink pad and markers to share.

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

an optional portable paint kit, optional sponges, brushes or markers (I will supply basic paint & sponges), glue stick, ruler, pencil, eraser, liquid glue (PVA or Elmer’s) with a spout for easy application, scissors, bone folder, notebook and any decorative, shiny, glittery papers to embellish your beautiful book!




 


Susan Lenart-Kazmer
9:00 - 4:30
Wednesday - March 13

P378 All Things Resin


$ 155  

 

Explore the vast possibilities resins have to offer in jewelry in combination with metal bezels, objects and organic materials.. Learn proper mixing, application, combining and pouring layers and safety tips. This hands on workshop offers many foundational techniques from filling hollow bezel forms with photo text, foil and layering of materials and making a mold and casting with resin . Add a tassel and leather choker to complete.

Materials fee $30 paid directly to instructor at beginning of class includes:-
Ice resin, metal bezels, metallic foils, (finished piece with foil) 2 mixed metal bezels, sandpaper, 16 gauge bronze round wire, plastic gloves, images, rubber silicone putty

Supplies You Need to Bring to Class in addition to materials provided by instructor:
 round needle and chain nose pliers, scissors, ball peen hammer and small anvil or bench block to finish project.
Optional- images or small objects to put in your bezel, found object bezels such as lids, dried foliage, flowers, images, objects

I provide Ice resin, images, markers, cups, stir sticks, resin wipes, paper sealants, oil pastel, Tools I provide if needed- drills and drill bits

 

 

 


 


Jacqueline Newbold
9:00 - 4:30
Wednesday - March 13

P387 A Naturalist's Art Journal


$ 150  

 

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

   

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

Stabilo pencils, latex mask, watercolor paint samples, gouache, gesso, inks, rubber stamps, twinkle paints, artist tape, stencils, field guide books

Supplies You Need to Bring to Class in addition to materials provided by instructor:
Top quality watercolor paints (not student grade) and palette. Watercolor brushes in a variety of sizes such as Princeton Brush & Co. Series 4050, ½ inch flat, round #3 and round #8 and a and a liner brush. Good quality watercolor paper such as Arches cold press watercolor blocks 7 x 10 or 9 x 12. Small cotton cloth or washcloth, a pencil and eraser, small spray bottle, a permanent black ink pen, Uni-ball Signo White gel ink pen, Sharpie oil-based paint pens or other colored markers, photo references of your favorite animals and flowers. Check out my blog post for ideas of a well-rounded watercolor palette: http://djnewbold.blogspot.com/2017/12/a-well-rounded-watercolor-palette.html


Deb Prewitt
9:00 - 4:30
Wednesday - March 13

P392 Forgotten Places


$ 150  

 

There are those places that are just on the edge of our consciousness, where we can almost recognize them. Perhaps leftover memories from childhood daydreaming, or remnants from our dreams, or maybe places from another world or time, something from a book or movie that we have forgotten. They are just on our periphery, but we can choose to see them. In this class we will explore using water media and ink to find those forgotten places. Students will work on several small pieces during class, learning about colors and layers and adding details to find your own forgotten places.

$12 fee paid to instructor at beginning of class includes:

several sheets of watercolor paper for class, use of my watercolors and paints and brushes, and pens for inking. Everything you  need for the class!!

 

 


 


Libby Williamson
9:00 - 4:30
Wednesday - March 13

P410 Tea Bag Revival


$ 150  

 

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

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

Students should bring

• An art apron/protective clothing


Jen Crossley
9:00 - 4:30
Wednesday - March 13

P425J Lights, Camera, Action!


$ 150  

 

This class will teach you how to dismantle a box brownie Camera, then transform it into your own book. We will be collage your pages with your own goodies to make it a family Heirloom

Students Need to bring:
Cutting mat, rulers. Scissors. Assorted paper,emphera for your book to make it your own.
Family photos small 
Water colour paper
Small screw driver
Frayed Burlap` distressed and sponge
Glue ,double sided tape

Teacher will supply a small kit $40
If you want a camera if you cant find one tell teacher 6 weeks out please so I can get some for students. Camera will be extra cost $40

Camera kit
Optical lense 
Walnut dye,
metal patinia,
Tin type photo 
assorted emphera ,keys,buttons, photos,books pages printed,lace
transparency prints
Silver mirror paint
Texture paint
assorted washi tapes
brass stampings
frames,staples pins
wax linen thread needles
Book binding tape cardboard


 

CLOSED


Wednesday AM

Debbie Rijns
9:00 - 12:00
Wednesday AM

P396 Walking With Nature


$ 85  

 

A walking stick is a wonderful companion when hiking in nature,
not only for safety and assistance, but for unearthing treasures while wandering
through Mother Nature`s world.

Kit: $35.00 paid to instructor at beginning of class includes:
Leather for Grip
Leather Cord
Cotton Cords
Colored Wires
Small nails
Feathers
Beads
Ribbons
Shells with holes
River Rock
Natural Crystal
Bells

Needed to bring to class:
Natural Branch
Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
Any personal items you wish to attach to your walking stick.
 

Any questions or if you need PMC products for the workshop please email me
at least 2 weeks before the start of the retreat at debpmcafrica@mweb.co.za
 


Wednesday & Wed Eve - 9 Hr Class

Helen Shafer Garcia
9:00 - 4:30 & 6:30 - 9:30
Wednesday & Wed Eve - 9 Hr Class

P241 Translucent Collage Vestiges


$ 235  

 

Vestiges: a trace of something, a remnant, fragment or relic. Doesn’t that sound wonderful? I think we all have collections…and now is the time to use them!
Work with watercolor and acrylic inks on translucent Yupo paper and create papers for collage. Yupo paper is a poly substance originally used in photo processing. Its a wonderful surface to experiment on with watermedia. We’ll work with the dropped in color technique to provide harmonious glowing surfaces of inks and watercolor combinations on paper. For the collage areas, we’ll paint, build textures, and hand stitch to create small vestige collages. We’ll finish off the evening with free motion stitching onto the collaged Yupo paper, creating visual interest with line. This combo will be a very unique assemblage filled with possibilities for further experimentation.

Materials fee $15 paid directly to instructor at beginning of class includes:
gouache, translucent Yupo paper, acrylic inks, sewing threads, PVA glue, embroidery threads, and other tools to use while we work. 

Provided materials to use: rollers, sponges, stencils, mark-making tools and other tools to use while we work.

Supplies You Need to Bring to Class in addition to materials provided by instructor:
1 or more round watercolor brushes: #12, or #14
hair dryer - we can share these
1 round medium size acrylic brush
4 or more fluid acrylic colors. I recommend Golden fluid acrylics -1 oz or 4 oz bottles – 2 warm and 2 cool colors
Watercolors: personal palette of selected colors. I work with Daniel Smith and Holbien tube paints set in a palette.
Small set of watercolor pencils
water container
#2b pencil
Vestiges: small pieces of cloth, ephemera, canceled stamps, old ticket stubs, etc.
1 embroidery needle
 


Wed Eve

Susan Rossiter
6:30 - 9:30
Wed Eve

P209 Happy Hour Paper Scapes


$ 85  

 

Collage Landscapes with a twist. Anything can be collaged; why stop at just paper? These landscapes are assembled with shredded money, printed tea bags, dyed dryer sheets and beautiful handmade papers from all over the world.

Bring your soft gel and a drink and I’ll bring the rest! You’ll leave with a very interesting Paperscape ready for that special place on the wall. Feel free to email with questions Susan.Rossiter@yahoo.com

 

Materials Fee $25 Includes :
a Very Interesting Collage Pack with specially chosen hand made papers from all over the world, shredded currency, hand pressed flowers from my garden and more! Acrylic paints, hardwood panel, palette knives, paint brushes to share, and a handout with some landscape scenarios for inspiration.

Supplies Needed t bring for Class:
Soft gel medium, water container, baby wipes, tweezers
Optional: any special collage papers/items you would like to bring

 


 


Kitty Miller
6:00 - 10:00 pm
Wed Eve

P280 Altered Domino Pendant


$ 95  

 

Come spend a few hours turning dominoes into statement pieces. The pendants make great necklaces, key chains and elements to hang, Imagine a Christmas tree covered in these sparkly beauties.

You do not need to bring anything to class except a small pair of scissors for fussy cutting out images and words, Everything else will be provided for you and I will have lots to choose from.

Items you can bring if you so desire rhinestones, special words cut out small enough to fit on a domino.

We will paint them with alcohol inks and learn to make patters that look like geodes or stones, we will collage, rubber stamp, use elements and ice resin to protect and shine.

We will make 5-8 each in class.

 

Materials fee $20 paid directly to instructor at beginning of class includes:
Fee includes dominos, backs for hanging, images, alcohol in use, and ice resin


Susan Schenk
6:30 - 9:30
Wed Eve

P367 Feather Collage


$ 85  

 

Feathers are often regarded as messages from the spirits. Use real feathers and feather images to make reusable stencils. Then create delightful collages using recycled paper as if it is paint to create a unique work of art featuring fanciful feathers. You will create paper feathers to collage on to a multimedia background and produce one or two frame-ready works of art. No drawing skills needed. 

Supplies Needed to bring for Class:
-Feather images that appeal to you. These can be in a book but photocopies are easier to use to make stencils.
-Found or purchased feathers to use as models or to glue into the collage.
-Papers that appeal to you, especially old maps, scrapbook sheets, music, etc. I especially like Native American textile pictures such as Navajo rugs for feathers.
-Maps that have significance for you
-A cutting mat if you have one
-Scissors 
-mat medium and a ¾” or 1” wide brush

Optional: flat ornaments to glue on, such as buttons, ribbon, or charms. Also feather related rubber stamps and ink pads.

Materials supplied in class to use:
Everything will be provided including feather outlines and images


 


Helene Knott
6:30 - 9:30
Wed Eve

P406 Leaf & Nature Prints


$ 85  

 

Making prints from natural objects is easy and fun. In this class you will experiment with printing natural objects on a variety of fabrics and/or papers you choose using leaves and vegetables. The resulting prints can be incorporated into Fiber art works you can print onto scarves or clothing if you desire. It’s also a great way to make handmade cards or papers to use in collage or mixed media if you print onto art papers. Skill level: Beginner and up.

Please be courteous to others by arriving for class with the correct supplies. Contact me r helene.m.knott@gmail.com if you have any questions.
 

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

I will supply the paints so you will have a wide variety of colors to choose from, this way, you need not invest a lot of money to get a wide choice of colors. You may of course supply your own paints if you wish,

Supplies You Need to Bring to Class in addition to materials provided by instructor:
• Scratch paper: To make test prints on and to cover the leaf and fabric for pressing; bring a bunch of sheets as you will want to do some test prints to get a feel for the process before printing on your fabric, especially if you intend to print on a silk scarf.
• Fabrics and/or decorative papers: Bring anything you wish (and it need not be 100% cotton, even exotic materials are fun to play with). I recommend the pieces be large enough that you can realistically make them into something if you so choose but remember your leaf prints can also be cut out and fused or stitched to other materials. For the clearest prints a smooth surfaced fabric with fine high thread count is best but you can get interesting results on textured fabric as well. Other ideas are scarves (silky and filmy are OK), blue jeans, table linens or even art papers to make into greeting cards or to collage into mixed media projects. This is a great way to up-cycle interesting papers like maps, pages torn from an old book
• Leaves and plant material: Leaves that have clearly defined veins on the backside give the most pleasing results although any leaf with an interesting outline has promise as well. Make sure the leaf will fit comfortably on the fabric or paper you are bringing (not that you couldn’t print an oversized leaf and just use a portion of it in an art quilt). Be adventurous and really look for variety (no poison oak please). Wait until the day before the class to collect your specimens; they need to be fairly fresh and flexible to print well. If the plant material is excessively ruffled, you may want to flatten it some by pressing it in a phone book. Do this for several hours or overnight but no longer than that; the idea is to make it lie flat not dry it and make it crispy. Don’t restrict yourself to just leaves; there are flowers and sprigs of weedy twigs that can make interesting prints as well. NOTE: I will also bring a bunch of leaves and vegetable materials that can be passed around and shared.
• Foam or bristle brush (about 1” wide or so), a dauber or brayer (a brayer is like a small paint roller made of rubber available at art & craft stores): You will need some way of applying the paint to the leaves for printing; any of the above tools will work.
• A roll of paper towels: this is a messy project and you will need plenty of paper towels for cleaning brushes and wiping your hands.
• A plastic sour cream or margarine tub: for rinse water to clean your brushes.
• Large plastic trash bag or drop cloth: to protect the table from paint
• Small to medium brown paper (lunch) bag: to serve as a personal trash bag for the paint covered leaves; we do not want to get paint on the facility’s trash cans.
• A flat plastic plate or tray (opt): This will be used to spread the paint on so don’t use something you intend to reuse for food. To be ideal, it should be very flat and smooth and large enough to roll a brayer in (if you should get one). Plastic picnic plates, Styrofoam meat tray (clean please), an old discarded baking pan or a piece of Plexiglas large enough to serve as a palette will work.
 

Other Incidental Supplies:
• Lighting: additional lighting may be helpful; a portable Ott light would be appropriate. You may or may not need these things; they are mainly for comfort.
• Extension cords and plug strips (if bringing additional lighting): check to see if these will be provided or if it’s advisable to bring your own.
• A Pillow: Many venues have less than comfortable chairs, a pillow may help.


Deb Prewitt
6:30 - 9:30
Wed Eve

P411P Abstract Magic


$ 85  

 

It's not really magic, but it is about playing and letting go of the need to control the outcome. Sometimes we just need to play and explore to let the magic of our own creative self emerge.
We will be exploring various techniques while creating several small abstract pieces of art. We will be using watercolor paints, acrylic paints, resists, texture and mark-making ideas. 

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

everything you need for class including use of the instructor's own supplies.


Linda Lenart McNulty-Luminous Encaustics
6:00 - 10:00
Wed Eve

P434 Luminous Layering in the Encaustic Painting


$ 125  

 

What can be more breathtaking than the process of layering exquisite script into aromatic encaustic wax?
Encaustic Wax is so playful, so easy, and so adaptable for collage techniques, you would think the Egyptians had you in mind when they developed this art form so many thousands of years ago.
In this workshop we will be layering all types of gorgeous script into sumptuous beeswax and treesap. We will build up transparent design layers, and when we reach the surface, I will show you techniques for adding script to the surface using our own hand, and some great tools and materials.
Last of all, we will play on the surface with color rubs using encaustic pigment sticks, and perhaps a touch of encaustic paint, which will partially obscure the glasslike imagery you have created.
When you are done, you can watch your paintings catch the light between its luminous layers, and join each other in marveling over our masterpieces.
Come join us for this lusciuous and luminous experience with encaustic wax collage.

Kit fee $25 paid to teacher at beginning of class includes:
encaustic medium, R&F pigment sticks, encaustic paint, encaustic brushes, various forms of antique script and imagery, use of shared griddles, skillets, and torches, and a variety of encaustic tools.

Students need to bring:
1. 3 wood painting boards, 6”x6” or 8”x8”
2. A few sheets of paper towel for clean up
3. A pair or two of Nitrile gloves
4. Wax paper for taking paintings home
5. Xacto Knife

Optional:
Any personal collage paper, rice paper, origami paper or xeroxed imagery
 


Ingrid Dijkers
6:30 - 9:30
Wed Eve

P442 The Bee Book


$ 85  

 

 

Don’t you just love bees? They represent industry and prosperity. Creators of honey, they help us pay attention to the sweetness of life and bring health and regeneration. Bees are also useful for enhancing protective energy, especially of the family and the home. So, what could be better than bees for a themed journal? This workshop will focus on binding this book and getting it ready for journaling. You are provided with 5 pages of bee collage imagery that you can begin working with in class and easily finish up later at home. Most materials are included in the provided kit. The student list is short and simple. You should already have most things at home. Photos of completed book can be seen at WWW.IngridDijkers.com. This class is well suited for all levels.

Kit fee - $20.00
Includes wooden book covers
12 pre-primed boxboard pages
5 sheets of collage imagery
Waxed linen for the book binding
Use of templates and many other supplies

Student supply list
Scissors &/or exacto knife with protective cutting surface
Bone folder
Pencil and white eraser
1” utility brush with natural bristles (as found at home improvement centers)
Small jar of Elmer’s glue
Paints (small craft jars are fine)
Black
Off White
A few “bee” colors (straw, orange, and brown)

Optional – If you have or we can share
Heat gun
1/16” hole punch


Wednesday Eve & Thursday Eve

Carol Spohn
6:30 - 9:30
Wednesday Eve & Thursday Eve

P338 Blue Abstract


$ 150  

 

This abstract painting is all about creating texture and negative painting. The step by step instruction enables beginner and experienced painters to complete a successful painting. We will be using a wet into wet technique to create the under painting and create various textures as the watercolor dries. Negative painting will be used to create interesting geometric shapes. Each time I paint this piece it turns out different and that is a good thing. Yours will be your own unique piece of art. I expect most paintings to be about 80% completed in class.

Students to bring:
• Your usual painting supplies which should include at least 2 water containers, paper towels, pop up tissues, a fine mist spray bottle for water.
• Brushes: You may use your regular watercolor brushes. I use Scharff 960 Aqua Flow Super Round, Scharff #310 White Nylon round brushes sizes #8 and #4, and a variety of scrubby brushes (Scharff Moon #222 brushes sizes #2, #4, #6, used for corrections and lifting off paint.) I will have Scharff brushes for purchase if you choose.
• Pencil and ruler
• White watercolor pencil
• Compass to make circles, if you have one
• Hair dryer is helpful, but not necessary.
Easel or support for substrate

$15 supply fee payable to instructor at beginning of class includes:
• Written instructions and color photo
• Arches 140 lb cold press watercolor paper (15” x 11”)
• Mijello Mission Gold paints used in this painting
• Moo Eraser
• Foam plate/pallet for watercolor paint
• Spray paint and metallic acrylic paint
• Various papers to create texture
 


Wednesday & Thursday - 2 Day Class

Kate Thompson
9:00 - 4:30
Wednesday & Thursday - 2 Day Class

P342 Fabric Angel Book with Fabric Wings


$ 295  

 

In this class I will be teaching you how to make a fabric 4 signature book (7" x 10") I will instruct how to make coptic binding technique to attach the signatures. The cover will be in the shape of a wing that is created using plaster and gessoed fabrics. I demonstrate how to make gesso and plaster covered fabric for the pages and how to make lace, fabric, plaster borders to trim your pages.
The first day we will prep our pages with gesso and plaster. We will bind the book and make our wings. I will start to demonstrate techniques to create interesting and mysterious pages with angels as the theme.
The next day we continue working on our pages using mixed media painting and collaging techniques. Techniques demonstrated are collage, image transfers, drawing, painting with watercolors, gesso and pastels. We will paint angels as well as angelic symbols and icons using paint, stamps, applying plaster with stencils to create beautiful textures.
Materials fee $10 paid directly to instructor at beginning of class includes:
waxed linen
tapesty needle
clothes pins
wire for wings and decoration
plaster

I will have assorted stamps and stencils available for use
Re-inkers to share with the students

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

assorted fabrics for the pages (size 14" x 10"). They could be vintage linens or linen and cotton fabrics of various thicknesses. At least 12 pieces
THE BOOK PAGES ARE MADE WITH THE FABRIC PIECES
laces
140lb hot press watercolor paper- 11” x17” one sheet
putty knife
assorted watercolors (reds,blues and yellows) OPTIONAL Daniel Smith watercolors I use are rose madder geniune, burgandy yellow ochre, piemontite genuine
acrylics-paynes gray, quin. Nickel azo gold, quin. crimson
Golden open acrylic titanium white
White soft pastel
matte medium
gesso 
wood or craft glue
Brushes: 1/4" and 1/8" angular brushes (golden taklon) Princeton select carries these and you can get them at Michaels
#0 or "1 pointed watercolor brush for detail work, any larger watercolor and acrylic brushes of your choice, a cheap utility brush for applying gesso and matte medium
pencils and charcoal
awl for piercing holes for binding book
for collage and image ephemera transfers. I will have a selection of images to offer in class , but try to bring images that you want to use. Images of faces and figures to collage or image transfer.

 


Leighanna Light
9:00 - 4:30
Wednesday & Thursday - 2 Day Class

P345 Vintage Metal Deck


$ 295  

 

In this workshop we will transform ordinary metal into a fabulous thick, chunky, beautifully embellished deck of cards! Each student will receive 10 flat pieces of metal, each 6 X 3inches, to transform into a beautiful work of art. We will explore a variety of ways to use & distress metal, cloth, paper,  found objects, and you will learn a boatload of brand new ideas & techniques! You will receive in depth instruction on how to work with metal including...
-applying texture to metal
-metal transfers
-a variety of ways to forge, distress & mark metal
-how to add ink & paint as a design element
-how to use patina to change the look of the metal
-alternative ways to attach objects your work
without using glue
-how to correctly use tools & products, including the
doming block & a few new surprises
-how to master object placement, composition & problem solving
-how to add texture & depth to your work
-composition & design concepts
-a variety of new surface design techniques
-how to create a cohesive, themed project
 
You will leave with a unique, beautifully embellished art deck that can be bound by decorative wire or transformed into a book or sculpture if you wish.

$30.00 kit fee paid to instructor at beginning of class includes... 
10 pieces of pre-cut metal ,wire, images, sandpaper, a nice package of ephemera, & use of instructor’s tools, stamps, paints, paper & consumables.
Please bring your kit fee in cash to class

Supplies You Must Bring to Class:
Please read the supply list NOW and collect your supplies early. You may have to order some things online, so please allow plenty of time for this. I do not sell extra supplies in class. You may not be able to complete the project in class if you do not bring what is listed on the supply list. If you have trouble finding anything, or if you have any questions, please contact me at least two week prior to class at lklight@copper.net.


WHITE GESSO: at least 6 oz.- Utrecht Artists' Acrylic Gesso, White, medium bodied,. Any brand of gesso will work, but the thick Utrecht gesso is best for this project
CRAFTERS PICK GLUE: 4 oz.
SMALL IMAGES & EPHEMERA: a wide variety to choose from, 6x3 inches or smaller 
SMALL FOUND OBJECTS, a nice variety, used to embellish your deck
SCISSORS & a few medium size PAINT BRUSHES
BRADS, EYELET’S & WIRE: a variety of sizes & colors
2 or 3 of your favorite ACRYLIC PAINTS OR CHALK PAINT... These cards are small so you don't need a lot. If everyone brings a SMALL amount of 2 or 3 colors & is willing to share, there should be plenty to go around. 

OPTIONAL

HAND PROTECTION: Gloves to protect your hands from sharp metal
A HEAT GUN: if you have one
A CROP-A-DILE or a METAL PUNCH: if you have one- I will bring several to share
GILDERS PASTE: a wax-based medium used to alter the color of metal
ALCOHOL INK:  an alcohol based stain to alter the color of metal
ADIRONDACK DYE RE-INKERS: I prefer the earth tones, ginger & pesto are my favorites! 
This is a wonderful Ranger product that has been discontinued. If you have some, please bring them. Or do a google search for Adirondack Dye Re-inkers, you can sometimes find these through Amazon, JoAnne’s & small stamp stores. Pigment re-inkers & Alcohol inks are not the same & will not work.
MODERN OPTIONS/SOPHISTICATED FINISHES PATINA, 4 oz. Blue or green, your choice. Be sure to buy the matching copper surfacer, patina will not work without it.

I will not have extra to share, but I will show you how to use this. 


 


Roxanne Evans Stout & Lorri Scott
9:00 - 4:30
Wednesday & Thursday - 2 Day Class

P348 Storyscapes


$ 295  

 

Join us in this two day workshop and create your very own beautiful Storyscape! Storyscapes embody collage with fabric, fiber, paper, nature finds, and other unique elements that are hand dyed, painted and stitched.

On the first day of Storyscapes, Lorri will be teaching her lovely rust and botanical printing techniques and incorporate some unique pigment printing to pieces of fabric, that will later be sewn together into one long panel.
Then on the second day Roxanne will be your guide as we add collage elements to our printed pieces, attaching found objects, decorative stitching, stenciling and mark making. Roxanne will have her newly designed stencils available for us to use!
Finally we will both guide you in stitching your pieces together, making one long panel, your own Storyscape.
We will attach it to an antique spool, which will be provided along with beautiful pieces of muslin, silk and linen that we will be dyeing and using for our panels.
Both Lorri and Roxanne will share wonderful treasures from their own stash to entice and inspire you, and use in your own creations.

Materials fee $30 paid directly to instructor at beginning of class includes: 
all fabrics: silk, vintage, linen, lace, velvet, and a vintage wood spool to hang your Storyscape on.

• Instructors will supply:
• Botanicals and other dyes
• Dye equipment & supplies
• Disposable plastic aprons and gloves
• Rusted metal objects
• Iron and copper pipes for class use
• Muslin strips and string
• Fabric and paper scraps
• Pan pastels
• Watercolor paints
• Assorted wires, wire tools,
• Embroidery threads, beads, buttons
• Found objects, rusty bits, pieces from nature.
• Paintbrushes, pens
• Tapestry needles

Supplies You Need to Bring to Class in addition to materials provided by instructor:
• Scissors
• Protective apron & gloves if you want other than what is provided
• Paper towels
• Saran wrap
• Old bath towel if possible
• Needles and colored tapestry or waxed linen threads
• Embroidery threads
• Awl
• Matte medium, small bottle, I like Liquitex and Golden
• Paintbrush and water dish for matte medium
• A few found objects, small treasures and mementos, rusty bits or small objects from nature
• Your favorite mark makers and collage tools
• Buttons or beads or anything else that could be attached into your panel.
• Small amount of decorative papers and fabric scraps

  


Thursday - March 14

Clarissa Callesen
9:00 - 4:30
Thursday - March 14

P212 Abstract Fabric Exploration Sculpture


$ 150  

 

I want to challenge you to see fabric and soft sculpture in a new way, to step outside the preconceived ideas of what is textile art. I will be sharing with you my techniques of approaching fabric as a medium for sculpture. I come to the fiber world as a ceramic and assemblage artist, so I bring unique outsider attitudes and techniques to creating with fabric. Using hand stitching and alternative techniques, we will be creating organic shapes inspired by creative exercises and our natural environment. We will explore combing found objects with fiber to create unique textures and embellishments. After we have generated lots of shapes and components to choose from we will approach the process like an assemblage combing the individual pieces to create a larger abstract sculpture on top of a rigid armature. Intuition and spontaneity will be our companions. I am passionate about the impact of textile waste on our environment and I will share information about that issue, I encourage you to work with recycled textiles as much as possible. We will specifically address creative ways to alter and reclaim recycled fabric. This class is completely accessible to the beginner and yet can also challenge the more advanced student. For more information about my work visit www.clarissacallesen.com


Supplies You Need to Bring to Class in addition to materials provided by instructor:
• Heavy duty wire cutters
• Needle nose pliers
• Gloves to protect hands
• Scissors
• Pins
• Thimble
• 1 yd of muslin or recycled sheet
• A selection of sewing and embroidery needles
• Heavy duty thread in a light and dark color
• An assortment of textiles in different textures, colors, and materials that appeal to you
• (I encourage you to source as much recycled textiles as possible)
• Embroidery floss in an assortment of colors coordinating with your fabric choices
• A small bag of polyfil
• An assortment of small found objects that appeal to you
(examples: sticks, rocks, beads, buttons, metal hardware, random junk, etc)
curved needle 

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

• Hardware cloth for armature
• An assortment of wire
• Fabric dyes and paints
• Vinegar and rusty objects
• Rope and string
• Assorted tools to share
• Extra recycled fabric and fiber

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

 

 

 


 


Ruth Chandler
9:00 - 4:30
Thursday - March 14

P219 Boro Deconstructed Collage (The Art of Tattered Rags)


$ 150  

 

Boro is the Japanese word for tattered rags. From the 1600’s and even into the early 1900’s the Japanese farmers of the northern region of Honshu used this technique to repair and patch their clothes. Originally made from hemp the farmers were gradually able to get their hands on bits of cotton and finally silk. Every little scrap was precious and washed and saved until it was used to give their clothes longevity. These items of clothing were so used and worn and yet have such strength that you can’t help but admire them.
So gather up your bits of worn and beautiful fabric and let’s create a wall hanging that will speak of carefully preserved memories. A time when fabric was precious and hard to find and every little bit was worth saving.

Supply Fee  $40 payabale to instructor at beginning of class includes:
Everything you need to construct your Boro piece
Front , back and batting
Indigo dyed fabric by Ruth
Great  Japenese fabric that Ruth collects
Needles
Thread

Supply list:
if you have a few special fabric pieces to add bring them along
Thimble
Reading glasses if needed
Large scissors for cutting patches
Small scissors for trimming thread
Pins for securing patches
Ott light if desired for ease of seeing

Chocolate to share
 


Jane Davies
9:00 - 4:30
Thursday - March 14

P230 Collage A Thon


$ 155  

 

Collage-a-thon is like a roto-tiller in the garden of your art-making practice. Churn up those ideas, get them out, let them breathe and give life to fresh work. If you are feeling a bit stale, in a rut, creatively blocked, or just want a day of fun artistic exploration, this workshop is for you! Give yourself permission to just create, without judgment, without pausing to decide whether a piece is “good” or “bad”, and without trying to finish each piece perfectly. We’re going for quantity here, sheer output; this approach lets you break free of limitations, and gets you out of your comfort zone and into new realms of possibility.

It is important to be prepared for this class if we are to make the most of the day, so read the supply list carefully, and gather your supplies in advance.

Supplies You Need to Bring to Class:
• Collage papers: a variety of hand-painted papers (please include opaque papers, not just tissue or deli-paper), book pages or text, colorful gift wrap or decorative papers, magazine material (we are focusing on color and pattern, NOT images, so cut out the relevant materials in advance), textured materials such as corrugated card or textured paper, and anything else you would like to use in collage.
• Adhesives: I use acrylic matte medium (Utrecht brand, available at Blick Art Materials) or gel medium for collage adhesive. White glue (Elmer’s) or PVA (same thing, only archival) is useful for heavier papers. Bring both.
• Brushes for matte medium and glue
• Scissors, and an X-acto knife with some kind of cutting mat (cardboard is adequate)
• Substrates: this means the paper or board that we collage onto. Because we are working in quantity, we will be working small: 5”x7”, 8”x8”, and at most 10”x10”. Substrates can include watercolor or printmaking paper, Bristol, cardboard (good opportunity to recycle), discarded paintings, cigar boxes, hardback book covers from discarded books. Please cut your substrate materials to size (if necessary) before class. Do not use flimsy papers for substrates; they need sufficient weight to bear the collage materials.
• Optional: Drawing materials such as paint markers, graphite, watercolor crayons, oil pastels, etc. Acrylic paint: plus palette, brushes, etc. We are focusing on collage, and I am not doing painting demonstrations, but if you want to include painting in your work, bring minimal materials.

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Caitlin Dundon
9:00 - 4:30
Thursday - March 14

P234 Creative Lettering


$ 150  

 

Learn how to work with brushes, brush pens, calligraphy pens, Microns, Pitt pens, paint and ink to expand your creativity with lettering for your journals or art. No lettering experience necessary. Work with traceable alphabet lettering, stencils or create your own colorful alphabets or phrases. Creative decorative lettering with pattern and texture or bouncy brush lettering over painted backgrounds. Learn how to work with masking fluid to create protected areas under or over your painted backgrounds.

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

Calligrapher’s favorite tools: brush pen and PITT pen
alphabet handouts
tracing paper
graphite transfer paper
removeable tape
masking fluid/cheap brushes
acrylic paints, white acrylic ink, and high flow inks for use during class
white gesso
sandpaper
alphabet stencils

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

Journals or 6 loose 9 x 12 sheets of heavy/mixed media weight paper
pencil
eraser
ruler/triangle
water container
brushes (1 inch flat or mop, small pointed or liner brush)
paper towels
2-3 acrylic paints (fluid, heavy body or craft acrylics)
paper plate or palette paper
 


Mary Hettmansperger
9:00 - 4:30
Thursday - March 14

P259 Color, Color, Color


$ 150  

 

Color, Color and more color

Using copper sheeting, and silver sheet for accent, Students will explore several low-tech processes for achieving color on metal. Colored pencils, embossing, patinas and paints will be used to create color, depth and interest to the surface. Students will make many samples and select a few to make necklaces, earrings and brooches with. Low tech Bezels and cold connections will be taught to create one-of-a-kind pieces of jewelry.
Fun and fast paced with lots of great techniques.

$52.00 - material fee paid to instructor at beginning of class includes:
 all materials for projects in class

Tools  you need to bring for class:
Hammer
Bench block
Texturing hammers if desired
Needle nose pliers
Bent Nose pliers
Metal scissors or snips
Wire cutters

 

   


Kitty Miller
9:00 - 4:30
Thursday - March 14

P281 Painted Ladies


$ 150  

 

In this class you will collage two 5x7 birch artist panels with paper ephemera and scrap book papers, we will then collage on a fashion model and paint her to be a unique and powerful painted lady. I will have Frida Kahlo Images, as well as a bunch of other ladies, and ephemera. You will not be required to bring anything to class except the birch artist panels and a few brushes. Everything else used in the class will be provided in your class kit.
You will all start with the same collage images and then you will be taught to paint and turn into your own unique and powerful piece. This is a fun mixed media class that any of you will be able to accomplish with the help of the instructor. You will learn quite a bit in this fun fast paced class. You will learn to paint small details and to make these ladies come alive.

Supplies to bring to class:
2 5 x 7 birch artist panels ( I will have them for sale as well if you can not find them or do not want to bring them)
A few brushes including:
1’ flat brush, small detail brush, script liner and just a few other brushes.

Class Kit Fee $20 paid to instructor at beginning of class includes:
Use of all acrylic paints, matte medium, gold leaf, glue, finish sealer, collage and paper, Collage supplies, ephemera packet
5x7 Birch artist panels are $10 each or you can bring 2 of your own


LeBrie Rich
9:00 - 4:30
Thursday - March 14

P310 Felted Slippers


$ 150  

 

Learn to make a custom-fitting pair of felted slippers using only wool roving and hot soapy water. Students will create a custom plastic resist as the pattern, and create the slippers from start to finish in one day. Students will come away with one completed pair of slippers and the know-how to make more for any sized foot. 

Materials Fee  $20 & List of what is supplied:

4 oz. best quality merino wool roving
Silk + other fun fibers for embellishment
Plastic resist material for your custom pattern
Handout
Instructional video (link emailed to you after the class)

Bring to Class:
If you are local, please bring two old bath towels. Forego this supply if you’re traveling.
A waterproof apron can be helpful, as you might get a little wet in this class. Not required.
 

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Jenny Doh
9:00 - 4:30
Thursday - March 14

P322 Sexy Watercolors/Gouache


$ 155  

 

• PAINTS:
o Gouache performs like watercolors but it is opaque rather than sheer. Gouache comes in tubes and you squeeze out a little at a time. Make sure to include 2 reds, 2 blues, 2 yellows, black, white, 1-2 browns, 1 green, 1 orange, 1 violet, and any other colors that you might be attracted. Holbein Acryla Gouache, and Windsor Newton Designer Gouache are my favorite brands of gouache
o Watercolors comes in tubes or pan sets. Unlike gouache, it goes on sheer, and also you can squeeze out watercolors into a little container and though it will dry, it can be reactivated with water. If you want a basic set in little pans, a set like like this one will be fine. If you want to get tubes, get 2 reds, 2 blues, black, white, 1-2 browns, 1 green, 1 orange, 1 violet and any other colors you like. My favorite brands are M. Graham & Co. Artists' Watercolors, Daniel Smith Extra Fine Watercolors, and Holbein Artists' Watercolors.

Supplies to bring to class:

• Black Stabilo pencil
• Regular pencil
• Masking tape 1.5 or 2 inch in width
• Watercolor postcards
• Raw wood panel (a 3-pack of 5x7 will be good)
• Pencil sharpener
• Watercolor Graphite
• Mixed Media Sketchbook (I carry the smaller 5.5 x 8.5 size that fits nicely in my backpack. That's my go-to size. Having a larger size for the studio is also a good idea.)
• Parallel pen size 6.0mm with the blue cap
• Watercolor Paintbrushes (Currently I like Golden Taklon brushes by Trekell. Size 10 is a good one to have.) 
• Acrylic Rulers (I have several sizes and having several is good if you are using small and large sketchbooks. For a smaller sketchbook, a 5x5 or 6 x6 inches would be good.)
Large container for water
Paper towels


• (Optional): Watercolor tin:  that you can use to squeeze out your watercolor tubes if you go that route. This is only for watercolor tubes, not gouache.
• Smart phone or ipad fully charged, with images that you want to reference for work.

 


Eric Scott
9:00 - 4:30
Thursday - March 14

P372 Beyond Blank Pages


$ 150  

 

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

Supplies Needed to Bring  for Class:

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

 


 


Susan Lenart-Kazmer
9:00 - 4:30
Thursday - March 14

P379 Wire Links – Forging + Brazing


$ 90  

 

Wire and fiber has been a prominent medium in ethnographic jewelry and adornment for centuries and used for binding, connecting, decorating and building of components.. Through many years of my own research and ethnographic repair, I have employed these same ideas to build my own unique body of work, influenced by my fashion experience, in forged wire. Wire is a staple and at the core of my own work.
 In this workshop, learn to make your jewelry stronger, more interesting, unique, and personal by exploring new ideas for soldering, shaping, finishing and building of multiple components.
    Students will be challenged to think beyond traditional jewelry design to create jewelry that is both sculptural and wearable while attaining techniques for hand hammering, flattening and forging of round wire.
Learn control with appropriate tools, safety and shaping techniques with correct stance and posture when hammering. Sheet metal and wire used.
 

kit fee- $24.00 payable to instructor at beginning of class includes:
wire -12, 16, 18 and 20 gauge wire, expendables

Supplies You Need to Bring to Class in addition to materials provided by instructor:
pliers-round needle nose, chain nose, wire snips. Small hammer, and anvil, metal files

I will supply fire bricks, torches, soldering material, 2 flexible shaft, drill bits, anvil,
 


Jacqueline Newbold
9:00 - 4:30
Thursday - March 14

P388 A Colorful Palate


$ 150  

 

It is time to journey into the world of color with watercolor specialist, Jacqueline Newbold. Have you ever wondered why you sometimes get muddy color mixes? Jacqueline has sure-fired techniques to show how and why colors can become glowing and beautiful or quickly turn to an unwanted mix. This fun problem-solving class is the time to explore what works and what does not work with watercolor paintings. You will learn how to use the color wheel to mix colors, the importance of color temperature, which colors mix well together and why, and how to make a color mixing chart. With a deeper understanding of the relationships between colors, you will be painting with confidence as you will learn how to make color work for you. Your colorful studies will be done on Arches 140 lb. paper and can be bound into your very own 5” x 7” spiral wire book. Fitting easily into your supply bag, it will become an important color reference in your artistic journeys.

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

Watercolor paint samples, gouache, gesso, tape, alphabet rubber stamps, circle makers, brads

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

Top quality watercolor paints (not student grade) and palette. Watercolor brushes in a variety of sizes such as Princeton Brush & Co. Series 4050, ½ inch flat, round #3 and round #8 and a liner brush. Good quality watercolor paper such as Arches cold press watercolor blocks 7 x 10 or 9 x 12. A permanent black ink pen, a small cotton cloth or washcloth, a pencil, kneadable eraser, small spray bottle, scissors, ruler. Optional: alphabet stamps to decorate your pages, a color wheel. Please know the brand and color name of each color on your palette. Check out my blog post for ideas of a well-rounded watercolor palette: http://djnewbold.blogspot.com/2017/12/a-well-rounded-watercolor-palette.html

  


 


 


Deb Prewitt
9:00 - 4:30
Thursday - March 14

P414P Zen Gems


$ 150  

 

Imagine making jewelry on paper (no hammers or torches or drills needed). In this class we will explore creating our own beautiful Zen Gems and then learn how to incorporate those into our Zentangle® Inspired Art. There are numerous ways to create the Gems and we will experiment with several methods during class, including using colored pencils, watercolor pencils, markers, Inktense pencils, and Twinkling H20s. Each student will find the method that they love best and then use it to create a beautiful piece of art.
An Intro to Zentangle basics class is recommended but not required. We will review some basics during the class, but will primarily focus on the creating our beautiful Gems using a variety of methods. 

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

class supplies and the use of the instructor's own pens, markers, paints, etc.


Ingrid Dijkers
9:00 - 4:30
Thursday - March 14

P443 Woodland Dweller


$ 150  

 

Being greatly influenced by the soulful deer that roam her property, Ingrid has been compelled to revisit her past interest in figurative sculpture by introducing her newest workshop "The Forest Dweller". By combining animal and human features along with forest elements, a uniquely personalized sculptural form is created. The finished piece will be approximately 24" inches tall including antlers and beading (figure size is 10"). You need only bring a pair of scissors unless you have a specific color or fabric you would like to use.

Student Level - All levels

Materials fee $20 paid directly to instructor at beginning of class includes:
Fabric
Beads
Assorted Trinkets
Kiln fired clay face cab
Fiber fill
Other assorted materials

Supplies You Need to Bring to Class in addition to materials provided by instructor:
Scissors
Several colors of fabrics and beads will be available. If you are interested in making your Forest Dweller in your choice of colors please bring the following-

2 contrasting colors of quilt weight fabric at 5" X 28" each
Paint to match for face
Thread
Beads in various sizes
Trinkets, charms, etc.

Optional items - If you have or we can share -
Pinking Shears


 

 

 

 

 


 


Thursday AM

Susan Rossiter
9:00 - 1:00
Thursday AM

P210 Topiary on Salvaged Wood


$ 100  

 

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

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

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

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

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

 


 


Thurs Eve

Doris Arndt
6:30 - 9:30
Thurs Eve

P204 Pour Me Another


$ 85  

 

Explore the colorful possibilities in this fun workshop. We’ll cover a variety of supplies and techniques to get the most cells for the color. Using pouring , pour puddles, flip techniques and acrylic paints you will create masterpieces you won’t believe. These beauties need time to dry and will need to be picked up the next night. This is messy fun so please dress accordingly.

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

pouring medium, silicone, white, black, gold and silver acrylic paints, table covers, supports, mixing cups, paper towels, straws and stirring sticks.

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

2-3 canvases (I used 10” x 10” but you can go smaller if you wish. No larger.)
Apron
Optional: gloves
 


Susan Rossiter
6:30 - 9:30
Thurs Eve

P210e Happy Hour Scribble Flowers


$ 85  

 

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

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

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


Ruth Chandler
6:30 - 9:30
Thurs Eve

P220 Enchanting Kantha


$ 85  

 

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

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

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


Kit fee $20 includes; sheers, base, and some embroidery thread! All we need is YOU!

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Lisa Chin
6:30 - 9:30
Thurs Eve

P225 Basic Stamp Carving


$ 85  

 

There is nothing better than being able to use your own images in your art work again and again. In Basic Stamp Carving, surface design artist, Lisa Chin, will teach the secrets of stamp carving, which will allow you to create one of kind stamps for use in all of your paper and fabric art.

Materials Fee $ 20 payable to instructor at beginning of class Includes the following:
Carving Rubber
Lino Carving Tool
Tracing Paper
Graph Paper
Copy Paper
Stamp Pad
Pencil

Optional items:
Drawings you wish to carve
Circle Templates
Compass
Sketchbook


Erin Keck
6:30 - 9:30
Thurs Eve

P253 Funky Steampunk Birds


$ 85  

 

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)


Carol Nelson
6:30 - 9:30
Thurs Eve

P323 Effortless Abstracts


$ 85  

 

If you yearn to paint abstracts, but have no idea how to go about it, this is the class for you. Beginners in the world of abstraction often over think the process, and become frustrated and terrified just looking at a white canvas. We will use a method of abstraction that takes you left brain out of the equation. The random aspect of this method makes for delightfully unexpected results. Expect to create one or more abstract paintings.

Materials Fee: $10 payable to Instructor at class time includes:
 Foam plates
 MDF boards
 Modeling compounds
 YES paste
 Polymer medium
 Templates
 Gesso

Supply list – students should bring:
Acrylic paints in your favorite colors – Carol uses Golden Fluid Acrylics
 and strongly recommends them for this project Brushes (1 inch, #8, and #2) suitable for w/c and acrylic Small palette knife, spray water bottle, paper towels, scissors,
Palette, fine tip black sharpie, black ink ball point pen

 




 


   

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Lisa Bebi
6:30 - 9:30
Thurs Eve

P349 Mermaids


$ 85  

 

 Just 3 fun loving mermaid girls preparing for the evening out is the project for this fun mixed media class. These girls are one of the funnest paintings you will every create! 
 Color +  Collage them onto a canvas that you’ve prepared.  Add mermaid tails, earrings and any other enhancements you choose and VOILA!

$20 Materials fee paid to instructor at beginning of class includes:
 GOLDEN Matte Medium, GOLDEN Acrylic Varnish Gloss, GOLDEN Fluid acrylics, 12” x 12” canvas, pattered papers

Supplies you need to bring to class:
usual painting tools, scissors,


Jennifer MacLean
6:30 - 9:30
Thurs Eve

P384 Gelli Art Monoprint Class


$ 85  

 

This class will spur your imagination for days to come! A monoprint is a single impression of an image made from a reprintable block. Intense colors and bold shapes will be the vocabulary of the this monoprint class. Your one of a kind creations can be incorporated into larger mixed media paintings, cards, and wall art. You will be working on quality printmaking papers. Come with a sense of adventure!

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

Gelli Arts 5 x 5 Printing Plate, brayer & stencils all to take home.
Printing papers
Paints, stencils

Supplies Needed to bring for Class:

Baby wipes

 

 


 


Helene Knott
6:30 - 9:30
Thurs Eve

P407 Abandoned Bookmarks


$ 85  

 

In this class, students will learn a precise method of lettering neatly on fabric with Pigma Micros pens.  The class project involves lettering on stabilized fabric to make a bookmark, the bookmark can be kept for personal use or to participate in the Art Abandonment Project by tucking it into a favorite book at a library or bookstore for a lucky recipient to find..  Skill level: beginner & up.

Please be courteous to others by arriving for class with the correct supplies. Contact me r helene.m.knott@gmail.com if you have any questions.
 

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

Fabrics to make the bookmark and motif fabric for embellishment, stabilizer, a master pattern/template for a variety of bookmark quotations, fusible web and a Pigma Micron pen.

Supplies You Need to Bring to Class in addition to materials provided by instructor:
• A portable light box: NOTE: if you have a tablet, there are low cost apps you can buy to turn your table into a light box for tracing or you may use a standard artist’s light box.
• Embroidery Scissors (optional): a fine tipped pair with sharp blades no more than 1 ½” long. These will be used only if you wish to embellish your bookmark with a motif cut from a novelty print.
• Rotary cutter, mat and a 6” square (or larger) cutting ruler
• Iron & board/pad: check to see if venue provides these.
• Pencil with a good eraser
 

Other Incidental Supplies:
 You may or may not need these things; they are mainly for comfort.
• Lighting: additional lighting may be helpful; a portable Ott light would be appropriate.
• Extension cords and plug strips: check to see if these will be provided or if it’s advisable to bring your own.
• A Pillow: Many venues have less than comfortable chairs, a pillow may help.
 


Jen Crossley
6:30 - 9:30
Thurs Eve

P426J Bumble Bee Etched Metal Book


$ 100  

 

This book is small 2 inches by 1.1/2 inches
Come along and learn the magical qualities of Metal Etching and Book Binding.
Jen will guide you through the steps on how to use metal, what tools to use, then learning the etching process. We end up with this little Bumble bee attached to the front, Jen will talk about cold connections and the benefits of this secure technique.
Learning to add found objects to the side to make your own unique one of a kind future family treasure .

Supplies to bring:

Cutting mat,
Pencil
rulers
Scissors
Craft knife
Water colour paper pad
Assorted pattern paper if you want that in your book
1/8th eyelet setter
Cropadile only if you have one Teacher will have one to share|
Jewelry pliers
awl
Tin snips non serrated (www.amarkintime.com)
Sharpie fine liner
Bench pin
Scrap of wood to drill into
Bench block
Stazon black ink pad
Assorted junk to hang off the sides

Kit Fee $40 paid to instructor at beginning of class includes the following
Etching containers
Brass metal
Needles,wax linen thread
Eyelets
Chain
Patinia
Baking powder
Paper towels
Rubber stamps for design Teacher will bring some stamps to share.
Rubber gloves
 


Linda Lenart McNulty-Luminous Encaustics
6:00 - 10:00
Thurs Eve

P435 Encaustic Prayer Flags


$ 125  

 

The warm encaustic griddle is our canvas for the creation of these transparent encaustic prayer flags. In this workshop we will be dipping and layering all sorts of delicious handmade papers and fiber into warm, aromatic encaustic wax. Then we will come off the griddle to shroud our work with smokey pigments and paint sticks, metallic scribbles and chalky pastels.
Each of these gorgeous little creations is like a prayer right out of our hands. The warm wax holds the intentions of our creative selves, allowing ideas and creativity to flow to us all year when we hang them in our homes. Beauty and discovery abound for us all in this warm & waxy workshop with Luminous Encaustics Studio on the Road.

Kit fee of $25 paid to instructor at beginning of class includes:
encaustic medium, R&F pigment sticks, oil paint, encaustic brushes, various forms of ephemera, use of shared griddles, skillets, and torches, and a variety of encaustic tools.

Students need to bring:
1. A few sheets of paper towel for clean up
2. A pair or two of Nitrile gloves
3. Wax paper for taking work home
4. Xacto Knife

Optional:
Any personal ephemera including handmade paper, rice paper, origami paper, ribbons, metallic thread, botanicals, feathers, tea bags, labels, and xeroxed images


Friday - March 15

Susan Rossiter
9:00 - 4:30
Friday - March 15

P211 Chicken Painting for the Soul


$ 150  

 

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

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

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


Clarissa Callesen
9:00 - 4:30
Friday - March 15

P213 Eco & Rust Fabric Dyeing


$ 150  

 

Come spend the day creating a stash of one of a kind original fabric using alternative dyeing and mark making methods. Why choose the usual path? Who needs traditional dyes? I will be sharing my crazy experiments with dyeing fabric using nontraditional material: plants, rusty metal, cleaning products, and other strange concoctions. I will teach you my version of the magical process of contact print dyeing also known as Ecodyeing.   We will be bundling and unwrapping and celebrating the happy accidents and surprise results. You will leave class with numerous unique pieces of fabric to be used in future creations.

Supply List to bring to class:

• Smaller pieces of white or light colored fabric approximately the size of a fat quarter yard. Silk, cotton, and wool are the “recommended” fabrics for these dyeing processes but I have had some striking results with synthetic as well. I am a big proponent of recycled textiles so feel free to bring vintage lace, hankies, old rags, or even that weird shirt you never wear. This class is about experimentation
Dharma Trading Company is a good source for reasonable silk yardage and silk scarves if that strikes your fancy. http://www.dharmatrading.com/fabric/silk/silk-fabrics.html

• String for bundling your fabric. Again experimentation is the name of the game (cotton twine, sewing thread, embroidery floss, garden twine, yarn, thin rope)

• A bundle of dried eucalyptus

• Absorbent rags or paper towels for mopping up messes

• An apron or wear old clothes. We are going to get messy

• Several Ziploc bags 1 or 2 gallon size

Optional:
• Random local plant material or a cheap bouquet of flowers
• Embroidery thread and needle
• Fabric paints
• Inktense pencils or blocks (Don’t buy just for this class)
• Heat gun for the impatient among us.
• “Special” rust objects (there will be lots of general rusty objects provided for class use)

Supply fee $15 payable to instructor at beginning of class includes:
Equipment for steaming
Plant material
Vinegar
Strange concoctions
Rusty junk
Extra fabric
Fabric paints
Nitrile gloves

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


Lisa Chin
9:00 - 4:30
Friday - March 15

P226 Hand Carving Repeat Patterns


$ 150  

 

Motifs arranged in a regular pattern are often used as a background, filler, or the main focus in art. Take your stamp carving to the next level by learning to draw and then carve a repeat pattern stamp to be used on paper, fabric or clay.

Materials Fee $ 30 payable to instructor at beginning of classIncludes the following:
Carving Rubber
Lino Carving Tools
Pencil
Tracing Paper
Graph Paper
Copy Paper
Freezer paper
Fat Quarter of prepared for dyeing fabric
Use of Rulers, Stamp Pads, paint & brayers

Optional items:
Photo, book or other item with a pattern you wish to use as inspiration
Fat Quarter of Hand Dyed or Solid Cotton Fabric, washed and dried without fabric softeners
Sketchbook
Circle Template and/or Compass
Square quilters ruler 3” or larger


 


Erin Keck
9:00 - 4:30
Friday - March 15

P254 Steampunk Pendulum Clock


$ 150  

 

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

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

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


Mary Hettmansperger
9:00 - 4:30
Friday - March 15

P260 Hinges & Portholes


$ 150  

 

Using copper sheeting, silver accent, students will design a hinged locket. Students may bring a personal photo, image or favorite paper to place in the locket, or use papers and images that Mary has selected. Mica is used to protect the image and cold connections hold it in place. Students will make one locket with a copper back and a sterling silver front and will have material to make more books and lockets using just the copper. Patinas, texturing, and metal applications, including embossing will also be covered. The focus of this class is to master the hinge using tabs to create a variety of moveable doors. It is a low-tech process with fabulous results. Students will make several different designs.

$48.00 - material fee paid to instructor at beginning of class includes:
covers all materials for projects in class

Tools  you need to bring  for class:
Hammer
Bench block
Texturing hammers if desired
Needle nose pliers
Bent Nose pliers
Metal scissors or snips
Wire cutters
Eye protection


 

   


Kitty Miller
9:00 - 4:30
Friday - March 15

P282 Supplies for Me - Mixed Media Exploration


$ 150  

 

Have you ever wondered what all the mixed media supplies and mediums where and what you can do with them? Have you been curious about getting into mixed media but daunted by having to buy so many supplies and not being sure it you will use them? Then this is the class for you.

This class is limited to 20 and will fill up fast. The products alone make this class a worthwhile choice.

We will do a transfer, use modeling paste and mediums, crackle glazes and paints and a variety of other mediums and finishes. This is a fun filled class you will receive so many new products and ideas you will be on fire to go home and create more.

In this class you will receive a package of DecoArt Mediums, Paints, Stencils, Sprays and Brushes. There will be no supply cost to you and you can take your supplies home to do many more projects. There will be supplies in class for you to use so that you do not have to open your bottles if you are flying or traveling. You will also receive a free deck of cards to make the rest of your altered playing card deck.

We will make a set of about 10-15 altered playing cards in class and use a ton of different supplies and techniques.

Optional Supplies to Bring to Class:

Craft dryer, Paper towels, Apron, and small scissors. I will have a limited amount of these to share, you may want to bring your own.


Carol Nelson
9:00 - 4:30
Friday - March 15

P324 Abstract Tree Collage


$ 150  

 

Trees are an essential part of the ecology of planet Earth. Artists have depicted trees in their work for centuries. In this workshop, our trees will be abstracted in their shape and colors. Emphasis will be placed on the tonal relationships of dark on light, and light on dark. Carol will demo several techniques she uses for her fantastic tree paintings.  You will make fantastic foliage with course pumice gel and crackle paste, and you will use a variety of papers to add texture, and create vibrant, colorful landscapes. Expect to create two paintings.

Materials fee: $15 payable to instructor at class time includes:

Modeling compound

Fiber paste

Crackle paste

YES paste

Watercolor paper

Rice paper and specialty papers

Burlap

Corrugated paper

Course pumice gel

Gold foil and/or gold metallic paint

Supply list for students to bring:

1 wood panel - 8x8, 8x10, 10x10, or 9x12 ONLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1 wood panel – 6x6 or 6x8 ONLY!!!!!!!

NOTE: These supports may be cradled wood panels, gessobords, or MDF panels cut at Home Depot.

All raw wood panels should be primed with gesso ahead of time. If your panel is white, it’s already

primed.

Golden Fluid Acrylic paints – Carol’s favorite colors are on her website, carolnelsonfineart.com

Gel medium gloss, soft or regular

Unsuccessful watercolor paintings to cut up (optional)

Scissors

Flat 3/4 inch brush (for watercolor and acrylic)

Selection of smaller brushes

Palette, water container, spray water bottle, paper towels

 




 


   

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Lisa Bebi
9:00 - 4:30
Friday - March 15

P350 Family Paintover


$ 150  

 

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

$65 Materials fee paid to instructor at beginning of class includes:
2-4, 8” x 10” canvases, gesso, GOLDEN Fine Pumice Gel, GOLDEN Matte Medium, GOLDEN Gloss Varnish, assortment of GOLDEN Fluid Acrylic Colors,  Copic markers in a shade of skin tone plus your choice other Copic colors, assortment of collage images and textures.

Supplies you must bring to class:

black Sharpie marker -small
one large flat brush for gesso/varnish and mediums, assortment of other sized fat brushes,
glue stick

*Everyone must bring their own photocopies of family members (or other) to paint. The images should be photocopied using home inkjet printer on regular copy paper (no fancy photo papers - they don’t work), be sure images have strong blacks (contrasts) and clear view of faces (if desired).


Jenny Doh
9:00 - 4:30
Friday - March 15

P352 Free Motion Stitched & Watercolored Art Dolls


$ 150  

 

Limited to 5 sewing machines.  If you live locally and can bring your own machine please email me so that others can borrow the Berninas.  glennymoir@gmail.com

Free motion stitching is all about lowering the machine's feed dogs, attaching a darning foot, and controlling the movement of the fabric in a way that allows you to draw shapes including faces, boats, flowers, writing, and really anything else you can imagine. If you can draw it, you can free motion stitch it.

FIRST PART (before lunch)
In the first part of class, I will demonstrate the basics on how to control the fabric with the machine's feed dogs lowered, and together, we will do some warm-up exercises that get us understanding how to free motion stitch.

After we get the basics down, I will demonstrate the steps that I take in free motion stitching a face. I will also demonstrate how to free motion stitch other shapes and cursive text.

SECOND PART (after lunch)
In the second part of class, I will demonstrate how I apply watercolor paints to color the stitched works. I will also demonstrate how I apply fabric paints (that I will bring and you can use if you want to try out) in different ways.

THIRD PART (after lunch)
In the third part of class, each participant will make a choice to either finish a stitched and watercolored work into an actual doll by sewing and stuffing it co completion, or decide to continue practicing the stitching and coloring without making it into a doll option. We will also discuss other options that the works could take, like art quilts, and other works of art.


SUPPLY LIST to Bring:
Art & Soul will partner with Bernina to have available  5 sewing machines that have the ability to lower its feed dogs, along with a darning foot. If you have a machine you love that can lower feed dogs and a darning foot and you would prefer to use your own machine, we would appreciate if you would  bring it with you.

• Threads (I like black, read, and white but you can bring other colors as well) and other sewing notions
• Quilting gloves (to help you grip the fabric as you move it)
• Heavy cotton fabric like drill cotton. I like to use drill cotton because I don't need to use a stabilizer. If you bring fabric that is less sturdy than drill cotton, please also bring stabilizer.
• Optional: Stabilizer. I like the tear-away kind. This is something you need if you are using fabric that is less sturdy than drill cotton.
• Watercolor set (like this one or really any other set you may already have)
• Watercolor brush (nothing fancy)
• Hand-sewing needle
• Stuffing (a 12-ounce bag will be enough for you to make 2 small to medium doll. it's called fiberfill, or polyfill ... like this one.)

• Optional: Water-soluble marker (I really do not like to use these markers when making free motion stitched art becuase I feel it sucks the energy right out of the project. Having said that, if you want to have one on hand, you can and I'll teach you how to use it with extreme caution.)

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Susan Lenart-Kazmer
9:00 - 4:30
Friday - March 15

P380 Caging & Brazing Hollow Forms


$ 155  

 

Explore the cage form in sterling silver as small wearable relics by creating your own unique hollow form pendant.
In this 6 hour hands on workshop learn or polish up on proper metalworking techniques for soldering, shaping and clean up. Discover some short cuts and ideal techniques for teaching soldering in the classroom.
Understand the process of combining filigree bezel wire, round silver wire and sheet metal. Solder with medium and soft solder to finish a jewelry component.
In the afternoon, expand your caging vocabulary and allow it to add comfort, durability, sophistication and a trendy edge to your finished work.
 

$35.00 Kit paid to instructor at beginning of class will include:

1”+1” 24 gauge square silver, silver filigree bezel wire, 16 gauge wire, expendables such as solder ,pickle, sandpaper, and other brazing supplies. Leather necklace.

Supplies You Need to Bring to Class in addition to materials provided by instructor:
Pliers- round and chain nose, Wire snips, tin snips.  I will provide hammers, anvil, small metal file, non asbestos soldering board, flux, paintbrush, soldering pick, medium and soft solder, if you are local or have any of these extra tools at your fingertips… it will reduce your wait time.


Lorri Scott
9:00 - 4:30
Friday - March 15

P385 Reconstructed, Upcycled, and Wearable


$ 150  

 

In this class you will take two button down shirts and marry into one fun, arty and comfy to wear shirt. Often these types of shirt are made to hang straight, no flair to them, so for pear shaped women (like me) the shirt that fits my bust is tight around the hips. This design, where two shirts become one, creates an A-line swing to the garment. I will show you this fun and easy way to join the shirts and then embellish with trims of your choice. I will show you some design ideas that use the parts of shirts we cut away.
Purchasing Shirts:
Purchase two shirts that will go together when joined. The shirts can be bigger than the size you wear as we will join them to fit. However, I would not purchase a shirt that is smaller than you would wear. The two shirts I use have a tail to them, not straight across hems or slits up the sides. Men’s shirts button opposite women’s so if that bothers you find a woman’s shirt to be the one that buttons.
I suggest bringing more than two shirts that would go together, bring 3 – 5. Think buying at thrift stores, flea markets, or perhaps finding shirts in your closet (or husband’s old shirts).
When purchasing used clothing I first soak in tub with water and Borax to remove any possible odors. I sometimes use Oxiclean soak too. Then I run through washing cycle and hang to air dry outside in fresh air for a day or two.

Supplies You Need to bring to class:
~ Shirts 3-5
~ Any trims you want to add – lace, collars, buttons, bias cut fabric strips, flounce (ruffle) or fabric to create a flounce if desired. I will also have items to purchase that you can add. Shirt tales from extra shirts can be used too! I will have these items for sale too!
~ Scissors
~ Sewing machine in working order with thread(s) – If renting or borrowing a machine please know how to use it before class.
~ Pins and Pincushion
~ Ruler/yard stick/straight edge
~ Dritz disappearing ink marker
 


Jacqueline Newbold
9:00 - 4:30
Friday - March 15

P389 Loosen Up Landscapes


$ 150  

 

Watercolors express the quintessential feeling of fun, loose and liveliness. Painting is meant to be enjoyable! We will be painting small landscape paintings using a variety of techniques to help you loosen up and enjoy the wonderful flow of watercolor and water and adding mixed-media for some interesting results. Jacqueline will share her strategies for keeping your colors fresh and bright, creating colorful watercolor washes and keeping sparkling whites. Learn to control wet-into-wet techniques and explore the magic of timing to produce some fun, colorful results. With the focus on playing, these serendipitous washes can also be a wonderful way to provide exciting backgrounds for sketches that you can add to your art journal pages.

Materials Fee $10 payable to instructor at beginning of class includes:

Watercolor paints, Stabilo pencils, masa paper, latex mask, inks, flair pens, saran wrap, gouache, tracing paper

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

Top quality watercolor paints (not student grade) and palette. Watercolor brushes in a variety of sizes such as Princeton Brush & Co. Series 4050, ½ inch flat, round #3 and round #8 and a and a liner brush. Good quality watercolor paper such as Arches cold press watercolor blocks 7 x 10 or 9 x 12. A permanent black ink pen, a small cotton cloth or washcloth, a pencil and kneadable eraser, small spray bottle, photo references and an 8 x 10 copy of photos you want to paint (black and white ok). Check out my blog post for ideas of a well-rounded watercolor palette: http://djnewbold.blogspot.com/2017/12/a-well-rounded-watercolor-palette.html

 


 


 


Jean VanBrederode
9:00 - 4:30
Friday - March 15

P401 Enamel Leaf


$ 150  

 

Let Jean show you the ease and beauty of enameling as you create a stunning one-of-a-kind pendant necklace out of copper and colored with glass enamel. The shape will be oval to accommodate the leaf shape. You will learn design techniques, tab setting, copper patina, metal embellishing, torch enameling, tab making, riveting, simple chain-making and gain experience in using a jeweler’s saw. Some experience using a jeweler’s saw would be helpful, but not required. Each student will leave with a finished necklace. Beginners are welcome! 

What you will learn/make:
Tab setting
Metal embellishing
Doming metal
Copper patina
Torch enameling regular and liquid white enamel
Bail making
Using a jeweler’s saw
Simple chain making

Materials fee $25 paid directly to instructor at beginning of class includes:
copper shapes (one triangular bail shape, two small identical ovals or rectangles and one larger oval or rectangle), 18 gauge or 16 gauge copper wire for chain, sanding sponge. Also includes use of thin Sharpie marker, saw, 2/0 saw blades, round-nose pliers, chain-nose pliers, bailing pliers, dimple pliers, metal shears, flush cutters, One-Strike Rivet tools (nail set, concave nail set, flush cutters, drill, #55 drill bits, Twist drills, #57 drill bits, 16 gauge wire for rivets, playing card rivet guides, wood block), regular hammer, flat-edged hammer, bench block, doming hammer, doming block, file set, bench pin, 80 mesh enamels, 533 liquid enamel, enameling equipment, leaf shape, glue sticks, torch, gas, several sizes of hole punches, metal stamps, patina, Opti-visors, goggles. 
all tools, enamels, and materials provided.

Students should wear natural fiber clothing, closed-toe shoes, and have long hair tied back. You may wish to bring your own jeweler’s saw if you own one, an apron, and magnifying glasses or an opti-visor for close-up sawing work.


Helene Knott
9:00 - 4:30
Friday - March 15

P411 Stumpwork Sea Anemone


$ 150  

 

Stumpwork is a form of dimensional hand embroidery that rose to popularity in 17th Century Europe. Used to decorate jewel boxes, framed art and other novelties, stumpwork usually featured vignettes of animals and plant life rendered in stitches that create texture and sculptural form. The subject for this project is the ephemeral ‘flower of the sea’ - the Sea Anemone. Not actually flowers but animals, sea anemones are related to corals but resemble flowers. Like flowers, they come in astounding colors. In their ‘open’ active state they do look like flowers with tentacles radiating from a center ‘mouth’; and when disturbed the anemone draws in its tentacles and resembles a rounded pillow, both forms are included in the project. This is a handwork project; no sewing machine is needed for this class.

Skill Level: confident beginner and up (class kit available) – no sewing machine required.

Please be courteous to others by arriving for class with the correct supplies. Contact me at helene.m.knott@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Materials fee $35 paid directly to instructor at beginning of class includes:
Fabric for a 9” square background, felt, embroidery floss and beads, beading thread, embroidery and beading needles, Frixion pen, template pattern & instructions. Kits will be in a variety of coordinated colors and may vary from colors and fabrics shown.

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

• Embroidery Scissors and utility scissors: fine pointed embroidery scissors are best for the sewing, but you will also need a pair of utility scissors for the templates.
• Rubber Needle Grabber (optional): it can be hard to pull an embroidery needle through heavy material, having a rubber needle grabber may help.
• Embroidery Hoop: a 6” – 7” hoop will be needed if you are working on lighter fabric, heavier fabrics may be stable enough to stitch onto without a hoop but it’s a good idea to have one just in case.
• Pencil: an ordinary wooden pencil; this will be used as a ‘spacer’ to set the size of loops for the tentacles.
• Beading Mat or a jar lid: something to spread and contain your beads to make them easier to pick up with the needle.
• Embroidery Stitch Guide Book: I will demonstrate the few simple stitches I prefer but having a good basic stitch guide book will allow you to explore more options.

Other Incidental Supplies:
• Lighting: additional lighting may be helpful; a portable Ott light would be appropriate. You may or may not need these things; they are mainly for comfort.
• A Stitchery Magnifier: these come in wearable forms as well as those that can be clamped to a table.
• Extension cords and plug strips (if bringing additional lighting): check to see if these will be provided or if it’s advisable to bring your own.
• A Pillow: Many venues have less than comfortable chairs, a pillow may help.
 


Sandra Duran Wilson
9:00 - 4:30
Friday - March 15

P428W Ancient Guides


$ 150  

 

Walking with the Ancestors - Where does your inspiration come from? Are you attracted to certain shapes, marks or symbols? We will explore these questions and connect with the creative muse that walks beside you. You will create your own personal symbols or figures using stamps you create, collage papers of your making and even symbols made with Creative paper clay. I am bringing some unusual materials to create texture on fabric and then layer onto a panel. You will learn how to create some amazing crackle papers, color glazing, unusual textures using acrylic mediums and how to layer them with color. This class will prompt your curiosity, awaken your inspiration and fill your toolbox with lots of new techniques. 

Materials fee $35 paid directly to instructor at beginning of class includes:

Ampersand panel
Use of acrylic paints
Creative Paper Clay
Muslin
Kroma Crackle
Elmers glue all
Simple Fix
Canson mixed media paper
Acrylic gel
Deli sheets
Metallic lustre cremes
Collage papers
Alcohol
Supplies provided by Instructor for students to use: texture plates, texture tools, stencils, stamps, paint pens, specialty sprays, plastic wrap, fine liners and heat guns- bring one if you have it

Supplies You Need to Bring to Class in addition to materials provided by instructor
a notebook and pencil for sketching symbols and ideas
 trowel shape palette knife
 1" soft synthetic brush
small round synthetic nylon brush
scissors
palette
paper towels
container for water
sponge
spray bottle for water
spray bottle for alcohol

Optional: bring your own heat gun and wax paper for wrapping your finished paintings. I will be providing paints, but if you like to have your own next to you please bring acrylic paints. A few of my favorites are: quinacridone gold, Payne’s grey, cobalt teal, white, permanent violet dark, orange, yellow-green and phthalo turquoise.
 


Stephanie Lee
9:00 - 4:30
Friday - March 15

P438 Collaboration = Creative Expansion


$ 150  

 

Join Stephanie and your fellow workshop participants in creating a few large, collaborative paintings using DIY texture mediums that you will learn how to make and modify in the workshop as well as paper, paint, and other mark making materials.

The second half of the workshop day will consist of deconstructing + cutting these large paintings into individual paintings that can be finished individually using encaustic medium as a luminous finishing layer. And in the spirit of creative rule-bending, you will also learn adventurous detail techniques that can be generously applied over the top of the encaustic medium.

Each student will be able to take home at least one piece of organically shaped art though possibly more depending on how many workshop participants are in attendance.

*NOTE: One of the most important parts of the process of this course is in being willing to show up open-hearted and willing in creative collaboration and is essential for participation in this course. If you are unable to release creative control in the beginning process of art creation (for the first half of the day of the workshop) even with the promise of being able to finish your individual piece exactly how you want it during the second half of the workshop, this workshop is NOT for you.

Materials Fee $20 Payable to instructor at beginning of class Includes:
 all substrates, a majority of the paints, papers, and mediums supplied, tools for finishing student art, including all encaustic medium and hardware to prepare student art for hanging once they get it home.

Supplies Needed to Bring for Class:

Your favorite basic art tools including:
Your favorite paintbrushes
A small pile of paper ephemera that can include vintage papers, photo copies, magazine pages, handmade collage papers, etc.
A few of your favorite paints including a white and a black (I like heavy bodied Titanium White and Mars Black)

Optional items:
Any additional mediums or mark making tools that you love working with such as Stabilo pencils, artist crayons, scratching tools, etc.

 


Ingrid Dijkers
9:00 - 4:30
Friday - March 15

P444 Spool Journal


$ 150  

 

While always trying to push the envelope of what constitutes a book or journal, I have developed the "Spool Journal". One day while wrapping yarn on to some of the spools from my small collection of vintage industrial spools, I started exploring the idea of using spools as a structure for journaling. I immediately got to work on creating a "Journal" with the look and feel of these old spools. I then quickly learned that I love journaling on an almost never ending page! Imagine a total of 32 feet of paper to journal on! We'll be using "Almost Asemic Writing" along with writing in this flowing style of journaling, a delightful combination! The spool is 4" X 8" tall, solid wood construction with metal bands (to replicate the look of antique spools) and includes a 16' roll of paper.

Student will leave class with a prepped Spool book. We will work on and explore some interesting techniques to use in it.

Student Level -
Beginner to Intermediate
While this is not a difficult class, it may also interest advanced students, as this is not a typical journal structure.

Kit fee of $25  Paid to Instructor at beginning of class Includes –
New construction Spool 4" X 8" tall
Labels
16' paper roll for journal
Journal closure and ribbon
Use of additional materials

Student supply list to bring to class:
Natural bristle utility brush (as found at home improvement stores)
A poem to use in your journal
Small container of off white craft paint, Gesso (NOT liquitex brand) or white house hold primer
A few of your favorite paint colors (craft paints are fine)
papers, washy tape or ephemera you might like to include
Tacky glue
Cork backed metal ruler
Pencil
An interesting large button for closure or use one I provide

If you have the following or we can share
-Heat gun


 


Friday & Saturday - 2 Day Class

Leighanna Light
9:00 - 4:30
Friday & Saturday - 2 Day Class

P346 Lily's Book


$ 295  

 

In this workshop you will create this sweet sturdy book that is made entirely out of canvas & embellishments. You will learn basic bookbinding skills, and we will experiment with texture gels, gesso, plaster, molding paste & ink to create fabulous backgrounds & pages. The book starts out at approximately 5 x 7 inches, but can be much larger after we add embellishments. The canvas pages make it a hardy, durable book that can travel far & survive your most adventurous trips. We will fill it with secret compartments & pockets, perfect for your souvenirs & writing, providing a safe place to keep your writing that you may not want to share with the world. I love to show off my art journals, but I find that this sometimes prevents me from writing all that I want to say.  Now you can write your heart out & still have a gorgeous art book to show to your friends! This is an intense class with multiple steps, techniques & supplies, a lot of love & work goes into this book, but you will leave with gorgeous art book that will be treasured for years to come.

$20 kit fee paid to instructor at beginning of class includes..
Needles, waxed linen thread, fibers, cheesecloth, textured mesh, sandpaper, waxed paper, pockets, lace & ephemera, as well as use of instructors hand carved stamps, tools & other consumables.

Supplies You Must Bring to Class:
Please read the supply list NOW and collect your supplies early. You may have to order some things online, so please allow plenty of time for this. I do not sell extra supplies in class. You may not be able to complete the project in class if you do not bring what is listed on the supply list. If you have trouble finding anything, or if you have any questions, please contact me at least two week prior to class at lklight@copper.net.

-CANVAS  36 x 41 inches, unstretched, unprimed. (usually sold by the roll or yard) Dick Blick http://www.dickblick.com/items/07301-1036/It doesn’t have to be expensive canvas, but the thicker, the better. IIMPORTANT- PLEASE GESSO BOTH SIDES OF THE CANVAS BEFORE COMNG TO CLASS. Gesso the canvas yourself & do not buy the primed canvas, this makes a big difference in the way the canvas reacts to the ink. You can tear the canvas in half (36 x 20 1/2) for packing purposes, but please do not tear any smaller. I purchase my canvas at my local art supply store that sells it by the yard, but you can also find it here...http://www.dickblick.com/products/blick-no-12-heavy-weight-cotton-canvas-rolls/

-WHITE GESSO at least 6 oz.- Utrecht Artists' Acrylic Gesso, White, Medium Bodied.  www.dickblick.com
-CRAFTERS PICK, THE ULTIMATE GLUE  8 oz. bottle. http://www.crafterspick.com/ This glue is best for this project, please, no substitutes.
-ACRYLIC PAINT- A few of your favorite colors. I am in love with the these chalk paints, available online or at Michaels- Americana Decor Chalky Finish, 
http://painting-crafts.com/americana-decor-chalky-finish-paint.html?gclid=CjwKEAjwkMWgBRCJ1L_wypbX0wkSJAC3Xio2d0fg0sbiUXjwznxIBl_CuLx39-PA_sNSY7cz5nTCjxoCEdHw_wcB

-SEVERAL INEXPENSIVE BRUSHES TO APPLY PAINT & GLUE, small & medium size, & a PALETTE KNIFE
-A BOOKBINDERS AWL, a BONE FOLDER, a 12” METAL RULER,  a PENCIL with an ERASER
-an APRON, RAGS & LOTS OF SCRAP PAPER
-SEWING SCISSORS 
-FIBER PASTE http://www.dickblick.com/items/00628-1405/ 
-LACE, FABRIC, OR ANY OTHER SPECIAL MATERIAL THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO ADD TO YOUR BOOK.
-VENETIAN PLASTER  http://www.lowes.com/pd_214786-4-007.0214786.007_?PL=1&productId=3107117. I’ve only found this sold by the gallon, you will only need about 8 oz.  
OR  MOLDING PASTE http://www.dickblick.com/products/golden-molding-paste-mediums/
Please bring only one, either Venetian Plaster or molding paste, since they are very similar. The plaster is less expensive but the initial investment is higher since it is only sold by the gallon. 

OPTIONAL

-ADIRONDACK RE-INKERS DYE INK (NOT ALCOHOL INK) 2 or 3 bottles of your favorite colors. These inks have been discontinued by Ranger, but you may be able to find them online through a Google search. If you can find them, grab whatever you can, they are wonderful!
-EXTRA FIBERS & BEADS FOR THE SPINE  some are included  in your class kit, but if you would like to add your own, please bring them.
-WAXED LINEN THREAD  I provide a neutral color in your kit, if you’d like another color, please bring it. 
-ANY OTHER ACRYLIC TEXTURE GELS THAT YOU LOVE Golden makes a wide variety of texture mediums, including micaceous oxide, pumice & tar gel.
-A CRAFT HEAT GUN From a craft store, not an industrial type heat gun from a hardware store. This is optional, but very useful for this class.
-STENCILS & RUBBER STAMPS I bring plenty to share, but feel free to bring your favorites.





 


Saturday - March 16

Caitlin Dundon
9:00 - 4:30
Saturday - March 16

P235 Beyond Gelli Plate Printing


$ 150  

 

Learn the basics of gel plate printing, but then take the processes further to create some beautiful layered art. We will start with stencils, but also work with creating hand made marks, hand lettering and even painting directly onto the plate. Create more painterly effects using water to pickup bits of color already on the plate. Learn how to incorporate collages of gel plate printed papers and deli papers, print with stick-on foam letters, create hand cut stencils and masks, hand carve foam plates and add paint washes into pulled prints. Practice on a variety of papers and elevate your art beyond simple printing with stencils and you will become even more addicted to this fun and simple printing process.

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

assorted papers/foam carving plate
use of additional acrylic paints
matte medium
stencils to share
pointed Q-tips
foam letters to share

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

baby wipes, paper towels, water container and brushes
3-4 colors of acrylic paints (open, fluid or craft acrylic)
Gel printing plate or Gelli plate, 6 inch by 6 inch or 4 inch by 6 inch (instructor will have a few extras to share) and brayer
ball point pen or Fiskars embossing stylus tool

optional: extra papers for more prints! stencils


Erin Keck
9:00-4:30
Saturday - March 16

P255 Pop Top Bead Necklace or Bracelet


$ 150  

 

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

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


Mary Hettmansperger
9:00 - 4:30
Saturday - March 16

P261 Shadow Boxes With Torch Fire Enameling


$ 150  

 

Using copper sheeting and silver sheeting for accents, students will create jewelry. Students will learn many ways to create a shadowbox necklace from Copper. Patinas will enhance the surface and allow for unique results. Once several shadow boxes are made, students will create inserts for the box using torch fire enameled surfaces. Fold form techniques will be used to create depth and interest with some of the inserts. Cold connections including wire rivets, eyelets, brads, ties and weaving techniques, will be used to assemble the pieces. Broaches, necklaces, earring will all be made and students will go home with many samples and finished work. Fun and fast paced.

$52.00 - material fee  paid to instructor at beginning of class includes:
all materials for projects in class

Tools you need to bring for class:
Hammer
Bench block
Texturing hammers if desired
Needle nose pliers
Bent Nose pliers
Metal scissors or snips
Wire cutters


Carol Nelson
9:00 - 4:30
Saturday - March 16

P325 Geologic Abstracts


$ 150  

 

Rock formations near my home in Colorado have always inspired me. The colors and textures have found their way into my Geologic Abstract series. Since we can’t stroll through the rocky canyons of Colorado, we will use photos of sidewalk cracks for our inspiration. Your assignment: Look down! You can find amazing patterns that could be used as a geologic abstract painting in cracked sidewalks and driveways. Take cell phone photos and print your favorites.
Let me show you how to develop these photos into beautiful abstract paintings. Because of time constraints, we will paint on watercolor paper, and mount our paintings on cradled wood panels. I will bring reference photos.
Materials Fee paid directly to instructor at beginning of class $10 which includes:
Air dry clay
Rocks, sand, shells
Gloss medium, Molding paste, and texture compounds to share

Supply list for students to bring:
Golden Fluid Acrylics (my favorite colors are on my website).
1 or 2 cradled wood panels – 10x10 or 9x12 ONLY! We will mount our paintings on wood panels for a beautiful finished look.
PLEASE GESSO PANELS BEFORE CLASS.
Several 11x14 sheets of 140 lb cold press watercolor paper - Artists Loft w/c pads from Michaels are OK.
9x12 (or similar size) White mat, or “corners” – we will use the mat for visualizing cropping options.
Golden Regular Gel medium, gloss or matte
Short Handled Nylon Brushes (3/4 inch flat, #6, and #2) suitable for w/c and acrylic
Pencil and eraser
Spray water bottle, paper towels, palette, small palette knife, scissors, ruler, exacto knife (optional)


  

 

 

 




 


   

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Susan Rossiter
9:00 - 4:30
Saturday - March 16

P373 Working Large: Big Chicken Collage


$ 150  

 

Painting large can be a scary thing. My approach includes diving in fearlessly with wild abandon and reining it in toward the end. This system has really worked for me and I will show you my whole process from start to finish as we prepare a background, measure for successful placement, build layer over layer of paint and paper, use special attention on the edges of the painting and then bring it all together with some special touches and tedious details. Finally! Something to go on that big empty wall!

Materials Fee $30 includes:

18x24 1/3/8” deep canvas, large Collage Paper Pack with lots of beautiful art papers, shredded money, old book pages, maps, and more. Acrylic paints to share, use of pigment pens, stencils, spray acrylics and anything on the art supply community buffet. I’ll also have some chicken images for reference and inspiration.

Supplies Needed to bring for Class:
Soft Gel Medium (I use Golden)
Favorite acrylics set and brushes
Your favorite collage papers
Water container

Optional: You are welcome to bring a larger canvas and keep the 18x24 for another project. I chose this size because it will fit in a large suitcase.

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



 


 


Susan Lenart-Kazmer
9:00 - 4:30
Saturday - March 16

P381 Stone Setting - Caging Druze


$ 155  

 

The exploration and use of the cage form is a very distinctive component to my personal and Talismans work. Here, in this workshop students layer wire, build and braze a look of elegant simplicity using the simple cage form to capture a stone without distraction.
The results are an overall look that allows you to view all sides of your object regardless of an uneven shape and form.
In this dynamic workshop, learn to anneal, solder, pick solder, shape, draw a bead and all skills to create soldered cage-like jewelry.
Learn proper metalworking techniques for soldering, shaping and clean up. Learn some short cuts and ideal techniques for teaching soldering in a class room. Students will leave with a complete neck form and pendant.

Kit- $35.00 paid to instructor at beginning of class includes:

Druzy stone, 16 gauge silver wire, 20 gauge silver disc, soldering materials, sandpaper, expendables, I will also provide extra bronze wire
I will provide flexible shaft, picks, solder, flux, pickle pot and pickle, sand paper,

 Supply List- to bring to class:Wire snips, round needle nose and chain nose pliers, small hammer, bench block, small file

Extra tools if you have- magnifiers, awl,

 


Jean VanBrederode
9:00 - 4:30
Saturday - March 16

P402 Surprise Inside


$ 150  

 

Build a piece of wearable art you will reach for again and again! Create a 3-dimensional layered bib necklace using copper and torch-fired enamel. You will be amazed by the vibrant colors that you will achieve using plain white liquid enamel! You’ll unveil the mysterious secret life of the tiny bee, dragonfly, or butterfly peeking out from inside.

Materials fee $25 paid directly to instructor at beginning of class includes:
1 large & 1 small copper bib base (one patterned), sanding sponge, brass stamping, copper wire & chain, 2 long toothpicks. Use of: Tool kit (pliers, shears, bench block, hammer, files, etc.), torch firing equip (torch, tripod, screen, trivets), 533 liquid enamel, brushes, heat tool, crop-a-dial, dapping block, acrylic hammer, saw frame/blades 4/0, bench pin, Dremel/flap wheel, steel wool, clothespin half, buffer, sander.

Students should wear natural fiber clothing, closed-toe shoes, and have long hair tied back. You may wish to bring your own jeweler’s saw if you own one, an apron, and magnifying glasses or an opti-visor for close-up sawing work.


Helene Knott
9:00 - 4:30
Saturday - March 16

P412 Nature Scrolls


$ 150  

 

We will have 5 machines available to rent for this class if you are traveling. Please contact glenny@artandsoulretreat.com to reserve a machine. If you live locally, please bring your machine and let us know so we can reserve for others!

Falling leaves dance and swirl through an open window. These quilts are fun to make and celebrate the beauties of nature. In this workshop you will create a scroll sized wall hanging with your own ‘window’ into a seasonal garden of your choosing. Appliqué will be completed using a nifty raw-edged machine appliqué technique you will learn in the class or, if desired, appliqués may be fused. As a final touch, you can embellish your quilt with a 3-D leaf or blossom that you will learn to make in the class. NOTE: There will be a construction pattern handed out to make a scroll sized quilt. Students can opt to design a larger quilt if desired but will need more fabric than specified in that event. For speed, a fabric print that has an interesting print can be used for the ‘windows’ (see recommendations below). If you wish to make ‘windows’ from watercolor scraps, you will need to make these panels ahead of time and bring the pieced panels to class with you to incorporate into your quilt. Follow the directions for watercolor panels at the end of the supply list.

Please be courteous to others by arriving for class with the correct supplies. Contact me at helene.m.knott@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Supplies You Need to Bring to Class:

Fabric:
Windows: One fat quarter. Fabrics that have a mottled ‘watercolor’ appearance are particularly well suited to this quilt; batik prints are a marvelous choice as are Ombres that will shift effectively over a 13-17” long strip. Pictorial ‘landscape’ fabrics in an appropriate scale can also be effective. Colors can be selected for a seasonal touch; muted neutrals for winter, gold through orange for autumn, light through medium greens for spring/summer or you might look for a fabric that would be suitable for a sky as a back drop. For the most luminous effect, the window fabric should be lighter than the background (‘wall’) fabric.
Background (wall): One fat quarter. This represents the ‘wall’ that surrounds your window. To enhance the luminosity of your window, it should be darker than the window fabric. Choose a fabric with a subtle texture to help blend and hide the seams; obvious stripes or patterns will be hard to align and may end up upstaging your windows. Wood grain or stone-like prints can work well as long as they are not so bold as to make alignment along seams a challenge.
Leaves and/or Broidery Perse motifs: Assorted fabrics will provide you with variety for your branches, leaves and/or flowers. Choose greens, autumn colors or browns (for winter) and make sure the leaf fabric contrasts nicely against your wall and window choices. Again, batiks are particularly well suited for this as you can often get enough color choices over one fat quarter to provide a great variety. Leaves vary in size so fabric pieces measuring from 4”-6”squares up to fat quarters will be sufficient. NOTE: if a Broidery Perse application is desired, you may find a fabric print with leaves and/or flowers to fussy cut (butterflies and/or birds are nice too). If you choose to try this, keep the colors harmonious to your other fabrics with enough contrast so leaves don’t get lost on the backgrounds and the size/scale of the print in mind. The leaves should range in size from about 2”- 5”, birds should be about 3” – 5”tall, butterflies from 1” – 3” wide.

Sewing machine: With a standard piecing foot (and a free-motion foot if you wish to do raw edged appliqué). NOTE: If you wish to make an optional 3-D leaf embellishment, you will need a zigzag foot or a free-motion foot with a slot wide enough to accommodate zigzag stitching. Remember to bring foot pedal and owner’s manual and a plug strip and/or extension cord.

Botanical design inspirations: These can be real leaves that you find interesting or leaf/flower designs from a botany or other source book.
Pattern: I will have handout at the class with some leaf and branch patterns if you don’t want to design your own motifs or use a novelty print for a Broidery Perse application.

Thread: 100% cotton in colors similar to your fabrics for the piecing and to match your leaf fabric. Note: if you wish to embellish with a 3-D leaf, decorative rayon thread to match your leaf fabric may be used.

Rotary cutter, mat and ruler: An 11”x 17” mat and a 6”x 24” cutting ruler are the ideal sizes. A 1” x 12” ruler will be handy if you intend to draft your own design.
Graph Paper (optional): 8 ½” x 11” with ¼” grid, needed only if you wish to draft your own quilt.
Drawing pencil & good eraser
Freezer paper: Available at supermarkets (usually merchandised along with canning supplies) and some quilt shops.
 Light-medium weight interfacing or stabilizer (optional): Will be used only if you wish to create a 3 dimensional leaf to embellish your quilt.
Scissors: A pair of fine-jawed embroidery scissors is absolutely necessary
Sewing pins for the raw edged appliqué technique. You may want to bring paper scissors in addition to your fabric scissors to cut freezer paper templates.
Fusible web (optional): a product such as ‘Steam a Seam’ or ‘Heat & Bond’ if you wish to simply fuse instead of raw edge appliqué. It’s more economical to buy this on a roll as opposed to individual sheets and the roll gives you better size and layout options; do not roll up the paper backed webbing too tightly (which may cause it to separate from the paper) and store it in a plastic bag to prevent it from drying out. If you use a fusible product, it is crucial that all your fabrics be pre-washed.
Seam ripper: absolutely necessary
Light Box (optional): You may need a light box to trace reverse patterns if you will be fusing any appliqué. for this project.
Embellishments (optional): beads to create berries or raindrops, three dimensional wedding/florist ‘novelties’ (you can get lovely 3-D butterflies made from feathers), silk flowers… These can be fun additions to your quilt.

Other Incidental Supplies:
• Lighting: additional lighting may be helpful; a portable Ott light would be appropriate. You may or may not need these things; they are mainly for comfort.
• Extension cords and plug strips: check to see if these will be provided or if it’s advisable to bring your own.
• Iron & board/pad: check to see if venue provides these.
• A Pillow: Many venues have less than comfortable chairs, a pillow may help.
• Lunch: This is an all day class with a lunch break
Watercolor Panels: an optional design plan for the ‘windows’ is to pre-piece panels in a watercolor style from small squares of fabric that finish at 1”; this will allow you to create interesting texture and color/value shifts. You may design your own layout and make these panels in any size or number that you wish but if you plan to follow the layouts in the class pattern, you will need two watercolor panels – one measuring 2½” x 13½” (or 3½” x 17½” for a larger scroll) and the second measuring 3½” x 13½” (or 5½” x 17½” for a larger scroll); these measurements reflect having the ¼” seam allowances around the edges and should be made from squares cut at 1½”. The panels and squares can be larger than the sizes suggested above and you may piece more than two panels if you wish to make a larger quilt following your own design. The key to creating lovely watercolor panels is to select a wide variety of fabrics in colors and textures that transition and blend smoothly from one to the next. Color and/or value should shift from the top to the bottom of each panel and while you want the textures of the prints to be visually interesting, they should not be so bold or vivid that they upstage the flora and fauna that are meant to be the focal point for your quilt. Piece the panels before coming to the class. Tip: Watercolor panels are less bulky if the seams are pressed open rather than to one side.

Watercolor Panels: an optional design plan for the ‘windows’ is to pre-piece panels in a watercolor style from small squares of fabric that finish at 1”; this will allow you to create interesting texture and color/value shifts. You may design your own layout and make these panels in any size or number that you wish but if you plan to follow the layouts in the class pattern, you will need two watercolor panels – one measuring 2½” x 13½” (or 3½” x 17½” for a larger scroll) and the second measuring 3½” x 13½” (or 5½” x 17½” for a larger scroll); these measurements reflect having the ¼” seam allowances around the edges and should be made from squares cut at 1½”. The panels and squares can be larger than the sizes suggested above and you may piece more than two panels if you wish to make a larger quilt following your own design. The key to creating lovely watercolor panels is to select a wide variety of fabrics in colors and textures that transition and blend smoothly from one to the next. Color and/or value should shift from the top to the bottom of each panel and while you want the textures of the prints to be visually interesting, they should not be so bold or vivid that they upstage the flora and fauna that are meant to be the focal point for your quilt. Piece the panels before coming to the class. Tip: Watercolor panels are less bulky if the seams are pressed open rather than to one side.
 


Jen Crossley
9:00 - 4:30
Saturday - March 16

P427J Castaway


$ 150  

 

 Cast away in this unique workshop, Jen will take you in to the world of casting.
You will learn how Jen makes these one of a kind 3 d casts. Also we will be using a fast setting resin, which is just out of this world. We then will paint the resin to give it that’s vintage appeal, with layering to make it age before your very eyes. Jen will teach you how we then add the vintage style brass edging, then the fun part we get to book bind or stitch and bitch! I guarantee this is a awesome fun class.

 

Supplies to bring:

Cutting mat,
Pencil
rulers
Scissors
Craft knife
Water colour paper pad
Assorted pattern paper if you want that in your book
Awl
Jewelry pliers straight edge for bending
straightTin snips non-serrated (www.amarkintime.com)
Sharpie fine liner
Rawhide hammer or a small rubber mallet(www.amarkintime.com)
File non-chequer Home depot
Bench block
Hammer
Cordless drill small drill bit
Small hole punch
2 paint brushes
Paint: cream, white, ivory, dark brown
Assorted Beads to hang off the sides
Baby wipes
Scrap of material for your spine Felt thick (10 inches by 10 inches)


Kit: $65 paid to instructor at beginning of class includes:
Brass metal
Resin,
Molding agent
Needles,  
Wax linen thread
Patina
Resin piece
Paper towels
Rubber gloves
 

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Sandra Duran Wilson
9:00 - 4:30
Saturday - March 16

P429W Plaster Ponies


$ 150  

 

 Whether you are new to painting or have been at it for years, learn how to successfully use Venetian plaster and tools to create your abstract ponies. I will also show you tips for creating plaster layers, how to seal the work and more tips of working with plaster and acrylic.

Venetian plaster has a luscious texture that you can mix acrylic paints into and then layer on with a palette knife. We will create some beautiful background textures on Ampersand panels for our ponies to frolic on, and then we will use free hand methods to layer texture with Venetian plaster to develop the pony. You may also create your own stencil to assist in painting your pony, and I will have templates that you can copy. We will also create a plaster piece on thin paper and then cut out the plaster pony and adhere it to the panel. Whichever style you choose, you will create some colorful equines and learn techniques for successfully working with Venetian plaster.

 

Materials fee $35 paid directly to instructor at beginning of class includes:

2-Ampersand panels
Modern Master Venetian plaster
Use of acrylic paints
Acrylic modeling paste
Acrylic medium for sealing
Crackle paste
Deli sheets
Metallic lustre cremes
Collage papers
Alcohol

Supplies provided by Instructor for students to use: texture plates, texture tools, stencils, stamps, paint pens, specialty sprays, plastic wrap, fine liners and heat guns- bring one if you have it

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

trowel shape palette knife
 1" soft synthetic brush
small round synthetic nylon brush
scissors
palette
paper towels
container for water
sponge
spray bottle for water
spray bottle for alcohol

I will be providing paints, but if you like to have your own next to you please bring acrylic paints. A few of my favorites are: Quinacridone gold, Payne’s grey, cobalt teal, white, permanent violet dark, orange, yellow-green, titanium white, black and phthalo turquoise.


Linda Lenart McNulty-Luminous Encaustics
9:00 - 4:30
Saturday - March 16

P436 Encaustic Shakudo Reliquary


$ 155  

 

Shakudo is a Japanese technique historically used in the making of swords for Samurais. Gold and copper was used to make a black patina, which was then engraved upon, creating intricate design work. This beautiful art form is reinvented in my Encaustic Shakudo Reliquary workshop. In class you will be given a metal shrine, which, when warmed and filled with fragrant encaustic wax, becomes your palette for oil paint, sgraffito and metal leafing techniques. I have many molds to choose from for the casting of gorgeous icons. You will learn to layer metal leaf and color on these little encaustic beauties, and slide them right into their homes. Each one is unique, made in the spirit of joy, and perhaps even a little Samurai!

Materials Fee $45 payable to instructor at beginning of class includes:
Metal Shrine, Icon molds, Encaustic Wax, Encaustic Paint, Torches, Brushes, Encaustic Tools, Oil Paint, Metal leaf, Nitrile Gloves

Supplies Needed to bring for Class:
Students should bring a few paper towels for cleaning tools, and a little wax paper for wrapping their finished work

Optional Items:

If you like, you can bring personal little gems, ribbon, and angel ephemera


 


Stephanie Lee
9:00 - 4:30
Saturday - March 16

P439 Paper + Paint + Plaster


$ 150  

 

Take plaster beyond it’s typical limitations and combine it with paper in surprisingly durable and textural ways!

We’ll start with a foundation of 300# watercolor paper (in sizes of your choice) and apply DIY texture mediums that you will learn how to make and modify in the workshop. You’ll then learn to add layer upon layer of non-traditional collage as well as paint, and other mark making technique to create pieces rich with visual texture and interest.

We will then finish your beautiful paintings with a luminous finishing layer of encaustic medium which we will then add additional textural and unexpected elements on top of.

Because of the surprisingly quick working time of all the mediums used in this workshop, each student will be able to go home with multiple finished pieces that they can hang as is or frame for even more impact.

All the techniques demonstrated in this workshop can be easily modified to work beautifully in altered book making, assemblage work, installation art, and a variety of other art forms.

Materials Fee $10 Payable to instructor at beginning of class Includes:
an abundant surplus of collage material, tools for executing the techniques taught, extra paint + supplies, all encaustic medium and tools for applying the encaustic medium.

Supplies Needed to Bring for Class:
2-4 sheets of 300# watercolor paper. No specific size is required but I recommend that you have at least a couple of larger sizes (11” x 14” ish) to work on or to break down into smaller paintings for working on in the workshop.
Your favorite basic art tools including:
Your favorite paintbrushes
A small pile of paper ephemera that can include vintage papers, photo copies, magazine pages, handmade collage papers, etc.
A few of your favorite paints including a white and a black (I like heavy bodied Titanium White and Mars Black)
Pencil

Optional items:
Any additional mediums or mark making tools that you love working with such as opaque paint pens (I like Sharpie brand), Stabilo pencils, artist crayons, scratching tools, etc.


Ingrid Dijkers
9:00 - 4:30
Saturday - March 16

P445 The Chimera Codex


$ 150  

 

Using a bit of artistic license, we'll construct a medieval manuscript documenting Chimeras and similar creatures typical of the time ... or in our own minds. Our main focus will be on preparing this codex and making it ready to accommodate all our quirky constructions on gilded pages. A few collage sheets will be provided and more are available for purchase. Join us in creating this delightful and generous sized journal (8 1/2" X 13"). You'll only need to bring a few other basic supplies that you probably already have on hand.

Student will leave class with a bound book while also learning background and various doodling techniques.

Student Level -
Beginner to Intermediate
While this is not a difficult class, it may also interest advanced students, as this is not a typical book structure.

Kit fee of $25  paid to instructor at begining of class Includes –
Book Structure parts. Covers, pages, binding rings
Box board for pages
A few collage sheets
Use of additional materials

Student supply list to bring to class
Old paper back book
Off white, black, gold metallic craft paint (and a couple of other colors you like)
Elmer's Glue
Scissors
Cuticle scissors (with a curved tip)
Cork backed metal ruler
Natural bristle utility brush (as found at home improvement stores) and a couple of smaller brushes


If you have the following or we can share
-Heat gun


 

  


Sat Eve

Erin Keck
6:30 - 9:30
Sat Eve

P256 You Too Can Be A Steampunk Puppets


$ 85  

 

Come create a unique puppet with all of the personality that only you can give it. We will be making Articulated Steampunk themed puppets using wood and images designed by Susan Hoert. We will also use embellishments and finishing techniques that will make each puppet extra special. Students will have their choice from several different puppets to make. Airship Kitty Puppet, who is pictured. Industrial Pug Puppet, Time Traveler Yorkie Puppet, Steampunk Mermaid Puppet, or Time Ticker Mona Lisa Puppet.
This is a fun and relaxing workshop geared for the beginner and the advanced artist. Come and enjoy this workshop and leave with a unique puppet that will always bring a smile.
Please bring apron.

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

Everything is provided. Teacher will have tools however if students have a basic jewelry tool kit please bring along. 
 


LeBrie Rich
6:30 - 9:30
Sat Eve

P316 Welcome Spring!


$ 85  

 

Welcome, Spring! Learn the basics of needle felting by making a sweet little bird in a nest. I will teach you about the tools and techniques for sculpting wool with a felting needle. This is a great project for beginners.

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

Fee covers everything you will need to complete your bird in the nest.
Students don’t need to bring anything to class - I will provide everything.


Helene Knott
6:30 - 9:30
Sat Eve

P413 3D Fabric Leaves


$ 85  

 

These lovely curled 3 dimensional leaves can be used as an embellisment on collages, wearable art or quilts.  They are easiser to make than they look and with careful fabric and thread choices, can look quite realistic.  Student will stitch and form a delicate leaf.  Skill level: beginner & up.

Please be courteous to others by arriving for class with the correct supplies. Contact me r helene.m.knott@gmail.com if you have any questions.
 

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

Front and back fabric for leaves, stabilizer, freezer paper, pattern and thread

Supplies You Need to Bring to Class in addition to materials provided by instructor:
• Pencil and a good eraser
• Sewing machine: with free-motion and zig zag capabilities and the appropriate presser feet for those applications
• Pins
• Small sharp bladed scissors: a pair appropriate for cutting fine detail (large shears will not cut precisely enough)
 

Other Incidental Supplies:
• Lighting: additional lighting may be helpful; a portable Ott light would be appropriate. You may or may not need these things; they are mainly for comfort.
• Extension cords and plug strips (if bringing additional lighting): check to see if these will be provided or if it’s advisable to bring your own.
• A Pillow: Many venues have less than comfortable chairs, a pillow may help.


Laurie Knowley
6:00 - 10:00
Sat Eve

P414 Felt Felines


$ 100  

 

A whimsical felt cat portrait that is a combination of embroidery, hand stitching, and beading. It will be stitched completely by hand using blanket stitch, and some other basic embroidery stitches. We will then add embellishments for a wonderful wall hanging.

Materials fee $25 paid directly to instructor at beginning of class includes:
felt
needles
beads
embroidery floss
embellishments

Supplies You Need to Bring to Class in addition to materials provided by instructor:
scissors
thimble
needle threader
additional embellishments
glasses if you need them
 


Saturday Eve & Sunday 9hr class

Alice Sorensen
6:30 - 9:30 & 9:00 - 4:30
Saturday Eve & Sunday 9hr class

P355 Its YOUR Bag!


$ 235  

 

We will have 5 machines available to rent for this class if you are traveling. Please contact glenny@artandsoulretreat.com to reserve a machine. If you live locally, please bring your machine and let us know so we can reserve for others!

Create a bag that is uniquely you. We start in the evening by painting our fabric and using stencils, stamps and pens to provide a layered background for the folding bag we will be making the following day. No skill is needed!
In the morning we will start by using machine stitching to collage pieces of a canvas painting, fabric motifs, doilies, ribons or whatever else strikes your fancy until you sense that it’s finished or we run out of time. I usually add a phone pocket, buttons, or other whimsical touches. You can also add hand stitching or beading. We will then assemble the bags and you will leave with YOUR bag.

Materials Fee $35 Payable to instructor at beginning of class Includes:
Canvas fabric
Interfacing for lining
Fray Check
Decor Fabric with birds, flowers, etc. to be cut out and stitched to the bag
A variety of old painting to cut up and use
Acylic paints, sponge brushes, stamps, stencils
Sewing machine needles
Black thread
Misty Fuse
D rings

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

Fabric for lining (½ yard)
Thread to match lining
Scissors
Tape measure
Pins or clips

Optional items:
A painting on canvas or plastic: remove from frame and stretcher bars (thrift shops are great locations to find a painting)
Fabrics with motifs that can be cut out and stitched onto the bag
Doilies (we can paint them)
Buttons, ribbons, tassels, beads, etc. I will have some for you to use if you don’t have them.
Apron for the evening session
Hair dryer is helpful but I will have a couple.
 


Saturday & Sunday - 2 Day Class

Clarissa Callesen
9:00 - 4:30
Saturday & Sunday - 2 Day Class

P214 Peeling Paint, Rust, and Texture 2


$ 295  

 

Do you swoon over rusty metal and peeling paint? Is Wabi Sabi your favorite look? I have expanded this popular class to a two days. We will learn all the crazy techniques one day and then have the second day to pull all the components together into finished works of art. Learn to recreate textures and patinas that take years to create in a natural environment. We will be sanding, tearing, slopping, spraying, and exploring unusual materials. Working on canvas and paper we will be recreating the look of peeling bill boards, crackled paint and rusty metal. Then on day two, working with collage and composition, we will bring those textures into a cohesive works of art. This class encourages you to let go of that perfection complex and embrace your grungy nature. You will leave class with an abstract work of art and tons of new techniques.

Student to Bring:
• 2-3 canvas boards or wood panels your choice of size.
• An inexpensive pad of watercolor paper
• An assortment of collage papers focusing on lighter colors and texture (rice paper, old pattern paper, handmade paper, paper doilies, old letters, etc)
A few usual collage materials (Paper garbage off the ground, the paper you use to protect your surfaces, dirty wet wipes dried, coffee filters, thin cardboard, old rags, and …)
• Heavy matte gel medium
• An assortment of your favorite acrylic paints. I like the cheap acrylic paints from Michaels for these techniques, but any brand will work.
• An assortment of paint brushes not your best ones.
• A palette for paints and a water container
• A roll of painters tape
• Pencil
• Sandpaper one sheet of coarse and one of fine.
• Wet wipes or a rag
• Scissors
• A heat gun or embossing gun and extension cord
• A drafting circle or oval template

Supply fee $15 payable to instructor at beginning of class includes:

Rust paint
Patina Solution
Gesso
Crackle paint
Molding paste
Walnut ink,
Gilding paste
Strange concoctions
Shared tools
Extra collage materials
Please email if you have any questions. clarissacallesen@gmail.com


 


Kitty Miller
9:00 - 4:30
Saturday & Sunday - 2 Day Class

P283 Celebrate Color & Pattern


$ 295  

 

Are you interested in becoming more free and having fun with color? In this class we will explore color and shape. We will play like children while creating the most vibrant, vivid and fun backgrounds. We will work the backgrounds into an amazing work of art by painting intuitively, playing and just getting free. We will explore a variety of products and tools to make different effects and you will come away from this class with a better knowledge of how you can use different supplies to create one of a kind looks. We will be making marks, stenciling, gold leafing, spraying, splashing, dripping and using home made stamps. We will be playing and experimenting in a fun environment. Any skill level will enjoy this class and create an amazing piece of art.

The class is a 2 day class and is limited to 10 people. Each person will get one on one instructor time to explore, bounce ideas off and paint with.

You do not need to bring anything to class but a canvas of your choice, at least 18 x 24. If you are flying you can ship your canvas home instead of worrying about flying with it.
Everything else will be included in your class kit.

Optional Supplies may wish to bring: Apron, Hand barrier cream, Foam paper plate or paint palette, Paper towels and a craft dryer. i will have some in class for you to use, however you may wish to have your own.

Materials fee $20 paid directly to instructor at beginning of class includes:
Kit includes use of my acrylic paints, gold leafing, mediums, vegetables and stamp making items, Paint sprays, Paint markers, Stencils, alcohols, and everything you need.
 


Kate Thompson
9:00 - 4:30
Saturday & Sunday - 2 Day Class

P343 Mixed Media Painting - Expressive Portraits


$ 295  

 

I love to push mixed media to its limit. The past several years through fearless experimenting I have discovered some very cool and mysterious techniques that I would love to share with you!
I will show you everything I know about working with linseed oil, graphite and charcoal as well as watercolors, charcoal , a few acrylics, gesso and plaster (joint compound). Drawing with pencil as well as needle, thread and wire.These techniques will be demonstrated and incorporated in our final pieces. That is just the start of it. We will also work on collage using vintage book pages and image transfer techniques. A sample book will be created to build a vocabulary of marks, textures and techniques to add to our tool kit.
Not only are the mediums unconventional but the substrates are as well. We will work on watercolor paper, vintage ledger paper, vintage fabrics and laces (check the vintage stores for a source of amazing fabrics to use). Joint compound (pre-mixed plaster) will be added to create depth and texture.
I will demonstrate my portrait techniques that work so well with the mediums we will be using. The emphasis is on expression and texture.

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

2 pieces of vintage ledger paper, powered charcoal, numerous handouts, wire, joint compound, inks, linseed oil

Supplies You Need to Bring to Class in addition to materials provided by instructor:
Vintage fabric and laces for collage elements
11” x 17” or thereabouts watercolor sheet
Watercolors- I use mostly Daniel Smith watercolors but you can bring your own choices. A must is to have a yellow, red and blue. I use burgundy yellow ochre, English red earth, paynes gray, undersea green, ultramarine, cad red
Acrylics- I prefer Golden Open acrylics- Paynes gray, alizarin crimson, quin. Nichel azo gold, ultramarine blue and titanium white
Assorted brushes- ¼ angular Princeton Select nylon soft brush, assorted soft brushes for watercolor. Assorted bristle brushes for the acrylics (if you are not familiar with the difference between the soft and bristle brushes email me, it is important to have the right type of brushes)
Embroidery floss or thread and needle for embroidery stitching
Pencil, mechanical pencil
Stabilo pencil
Gesso
Matte medium
Utility brush for applying the matte medium


 


Lisa Bebi
9:00 - 4:30
Saturday & Sunday - 2 Day Class

P351 Boatload of Techniques


$ 295  

 

Boatload of Techniques is a fast paced 2 day 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: Dirty Pours, watercolor resist, faux encaustics, transfer image on fiber paste, bleach technique, and more.


$100 materials fee paid  to instructor at beginning of class includes:
six 6” x 8” illustration board, six 81/2” x 11” illustration board, 4 sheets of 81/2” x 11” watercolor paper, 2 plastic palette knives (narrow and large angled), gesso, assorted QoR watercolors, small jars of each: GOLDEN Soft Gel Gloss, GOLDEN Fiber Paste, GOLDEN Heavy Gel Gloss, GOLDEN Matte Medium, GOLDEN Gloss Medium, GOLDEN Light Molding Paste, GOLDEN Heavy Molding Paste, GOLDEN High Solid Gel Matte (for faux encaustics), GOLDEN Clear Tar Gel (for Dirty Pour). Acrylics: a selection of the following: GOLDEN Fluid Acrylics, High Flow Acrylics, OPEN and QoR watercolors. Your choice of colors.

You need to bring to class:
brushes: I use flats 1/4”, 5/8”, 1” plus a 2” Gesso size or other flat brush, large watercolor brush (I use a Crayola set of 4 round brushes, approx. $5), small 12” T-Square, ball point pen, pencil, eraser, black Sharpie small and large size.

Optional: Your choice of stamps, collage materials, mark making tools
 


Sunday - March 17

Caitlin Dundon
9:00 - 4:30
Sunday - March 17

P236 Inktense Journaling


$ 150  

 

Enjoy this amazing medium that requires just a few pencils and or blocks of Inktense by Derwent, water and some gesso for a wide variety of techniques including traditional watercolor techniques as well as stenciling and stamping. Inktense blocks are like pastels when applied dry and can be smudged and layered but you can also turn them into gorgeous watercolor with a brush and water. Playful experimenting will be the pace of exploration with exercises in working with water on the paper first and allowing the Inktense to melt into a velvety softness. Add shading and detail with Inktense pencils or run a pencil through an already wet line for a pleasurable experience. We’ll even work with Inktense shavings and gesso to create painterly journal backgrounds and make our own ink to write with! You will soon be addicted to this unique medium that is water soluble, but permanent when dry. 

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

Several Inktense pencils and blocks for each student to keep,
additional Inktense blocks and pencils to use during class,
white gesso
ink cup and mini mister
stencils/stamps to borrow

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

1 or 2 journals 5.5 inches x 8.5 inches or 8 x 8 with watercolor/heavyweight paper (don’t have to be new, handmade or store bought at least 24 blank sheets)
water container, paper towels, brushes
X-acto knife
paper plate or palette paper

Optional:
Stencils and rubber stamps


 


Erin Keck
9:00 - 4:30
Sunday - March 17

P257 Adornments Created With Found Objects


$ 150  

 

“Wait!!! Don’t throw anything out!” By repurposing discarded objects we will be creating the most unique charms imaginable. In this class students will learn several metal working techniques along with cold connections. Create a One of a kind necklace or a decorative chime with your finished charms. Students will complete 12 charms in class to use in their finished project. All materials will be provided. This class is for all levels.

Materials fee $30  paid directly to instructor at beginning of class includes:
All supplies are provided.

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

Students are only asked to bring an apron, lap towel, also a basic jewelry tool kit consisting of round nose pliers, chain nose pliers, flush cutters. Teacher will also have tools to share.
  


LeBrie Rich
9:00 - 4:30
Sunday - March 17

P305 Your Perfect Felted Handbag


$ 150  

 

Learn to make your perfect felted handbag! In this wet felting class you will learn to use a plastic resist, add pockets, and create rope handles. All of these elements come from strategically layered fiber to create a seamless bag that requires no stitching.
We'll start the day by looking at my extensive library of Japanese felting books to get inspiration. I will help you combine these ideas with your own to craft the one-of-a-kind bag that you've always wanted.
Very satisfying!

Materials Fee $20 payable to instructor at beginning of class& List of what is supplied:
4 - 5 oz. best quality merino wool roving
Silk + other fun fibers for embellishment
Plastic resist material for your custom pattern

Bring to Class:
If you are local, please bring two old bath towels and a sharp pair of scissors. Forego this supply if you’re traveling.
A waterproof apron can be helpful, as you might get a little wet in this class. (not required)
Some people like to bring a plastic bag to take the finished product home in because it will be a little wet. (not required)
 


Carol Nelson
9:00 - 4:30
Sunday - March 17

P326 Metals & Mixed Media


$ 150  

 

TThis class is about incorporating the look of metals into abstract compositions. You will learn to prepare, and use, in an abstract painting, materials such as embossed aluminum foil, hammered wire, metallic glue gun shapes, rust paper, mirror paper, metallic paints, and metal embellishments. You will learn about texture techniques, proper supports, and methods of attachment for metal elements. Expect to create one or more paintings.

Materials Fee: $20 payable to Instructor at class time includes:
Modeling compound
Gel Medium, soft or regular
Reusable stencils
Aluminum and copper wire
Iron paint and activator
Metal leaf
Parchment paper
Selection of metal embellishments
Yes paste and/or E6000
Red rosin paper

 Supply list students should bring:
 Acrylic paints in your favorite colors – Carol uses (and strongly
recommends) Golden Fluid Acrylics. Carol’s must have colors are Quinacridone
Nickel Azo Gold, Turquoise Phthalo, Quinacridone Magenta, Carbon Black, and
Titanium White

Supports – 2-3 cradled wood or MDF panels in sizes 8x8, 10x10 or 8x10
No larger sizes, PLEASE. Stretched canvas OK, but a solid wood
surface works best.
***Please gesso wood supports before class****
Heavy duty Reynolds aluminum foil
Glue gun and glue sticks (if you have one, or we can share)
Selection of brushes, small palette knife, spray water bottle, paper
towels, scissors, palette, etc.


 

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Leighanna Light
9:00 - 4:30
Sunday - March 17

P347 Faux Etching - Surface Design On Metal


$ 155  

 

Oh how I love texture on metal! This workshop evolved from a happy accident, ever since I’ve been having a blast etching anything that I can get my hands on!
In this workshop, you will learn a fast & easy technique for creating “etched” metal surfaces without having to deal with toxic chemicals & hours of agitation. After etching the metal in the morning, we will spend the rest of the day constructing a unique figurative sculpture using the metal that we altered. While working on the sculpture, we will cover basic cold connection methods as well as composition & design. I will also demonstrate a quick & easy way to make a mold of just about anything. If you’d like, please bring some extra metal to etch, you can etch these in the morning & take them home to use in other projects. This technique will become a treasured favorite and will be useful in many other projects. You will leave with at least 1 figurative sculpture, 2 or more if you work fast & bring extra tins & heads! 

$15 kit fee paid to instructor at beginning of class includes:
one new tin, one hand made clay face, sandpaper, hanging wire, nuts & bolts, patina, extra metal for attaching head, a few found objects, and use of instructors hand carved stamps, tools & other consumables.

Supplies You Must Bring to Class:
Please read the supply list NOW and collect your supplies early. You may have to order some things online, so please allow plenty of time for this. I do not sell extra supplies in class. You may not be able to complete the project in class if you do not bring what is listed on the supply list. If you have trouble finding anything, or if you have any questions, please contact me at least two weeks prior to class at lklight@copper.net.
-BRUSHES one or two inexpensive craft brushes
-GEL MEDIUM small amount- 2 oz. will be plenty
-CRAFTERS PICK, ULTIMATE GLUE  small 2 oz. Bottle.  This glue is available at most craft stores, or online...http://www.crafterspick.com/
-SMALL BRADS Available at most craft stores
-BLACK WIRE  22 gauge, available at most hardware or craft stores
-BRASS or COPPER a few small scrap pieces to practice on.
-FOUND OBJECTS A variety of objects that can be added to your sculpture... Think of small objects that can be used as legs, arms & hair. Buttons, lace, game pieces, vintage tin, typewriter parts all work especially well. Please see class pictures for ideas.
OPTIONAL
I will have several of these for the class to share. If you’d rather not wait, please bring your own.

-ALTOID TINS I provide1 new 4 1/2 x 3 inch tin, if you would like to make more, please bring extra tins with the paint burned off. I throw mine on the grill or in the fireplace to remove the paint. Or you can buy them here brand new....
http://www.papermart.com/rectangular-tin-cans/id=20952#20952
-Your own CLAY FACE if you prefer- I will have one for everyone
-STENCILS & RUBBER STAMPS- A bold design, no thin lines, hand carved stamps 
work best. I will have a variety for you to choose from, but feel free to bring our favorites
-A METAL PUNCH- used for punching holes in metal,. If you have one, please bring it. If not, don’t go out & buy one, I will have 2 or 3 to share. 
-A CRAFT HEAT GUN
-GILDERS PASTE- www.gilderspaste.com/



 


Susan Schenk
9:00 - 4:30
Sunday - March 17

P369 Wild Animal Portrait Collage


$ 150  

 

Walk on the wild side. Take those adult coloring books of animals and wild life calendars and let loose. Use torn and cut maps and magazine pages to create striking animal portraits. Discover how to use recycled paper as if it is paint to create a unique work of art. Capture your favorite critter using paper and glue. Create one or two frame-ready works of art. No drawing skills needed.
 

Supplies Needed for Class:
Color image of a face and head of an animal. 8 x 10 is perfect. Many reference pictures in class.
Papers that appeal to you, including old maps, music, etc.
Your favorite scissors, a cutting mat and an exacto knife.
 

All other materials are supplied including reference photos and wildlife adult coloring book pages.


 


Susan Lenart-Kazmer
9:00 - 4:30
Sunday - March 17

P382 Enamels- Glass Mark Making, Symbolism + Sgraffito


$ 155  

 

Explore this inspiring and boundless craft of fusing glass to metal by building multiple layers using both powder and liquid glass. Learn to use stencils, enamel crayons, carbon pencil, markers and decals and what their effects will generate.

Build layers with a variety of wet and dry enamel colors and techniques in this workshop to produce thought provoking personal jewelry components that can be set in silver later. Be introducing to sacred marks, text, symbolism, crackle, sgraffito and matt surface to finish personal one of a kind work.
Focus on Learn a handful of new ideas and create a few finished pieces. Kiln and torch will be introduced in this workshop
 

Materials fee $25 paid directly to instructor at beginning of class includes:
copper sheet (what you need for the class) copper wire and all expendables such as powdered glass enamels, flux, paintbrushes, sandpaper, etching solution

Supplies You Need to Bring to Class in addition to materials provided by instructor:
tin snips, jewelers saw- size 3 blade), bench pin, chain nose, needle nose pliers, wire snips, chain nose and needle nose pliers, burnisher, small file

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


Jean VanBrederode
9:00 - 4:30
Sunday - March 17

P403 Odyssey Within


$ 150  

 

In “Odyssey Within,” you will create a beautiful one-of-a-kind copper and glass pendant necklace. You will discover the magic of creating your domed enameled cabochon focal piece with an opening revealing opalescent glass beads and a hand-crafted backplate. Some sawing skills would be helpful, but not necessary. Several sized pendants will be offered.

Skill level – Adventurous beginners to skilled jewelry artists
Students will learn:
How to build a pendant necklace
How to texturize a backplate
How to create a tabbed setting for a formed cabochon
How to create a self-bail
How to dome and texturize a copper disk
How to make an opening in a copper cabochon

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

copper, reflective glass beads, magnetic clasp, sanding sponge. Also includes use of thin Sharpie marker, 2/0 saw blades, round-nose pliers, chain-nose pliers, bailing pliers, metal shears, flush cutters, flush cutters, drill, regular hammer, bench block, doming hammer, doming block, file set, bench pin, patina, Opti-visors, goggles.

all tools, enamels, and materials provided. Students should wear closed-toe shoes and have long hair tied back. You may wish to bring your own jeweler’s saw if you own one, an apron, and magnifying glasses or an opti-visor for close-up sawing work. 


Sandra Duran Wilson
9:00 - 4:30
Sunday - March 17

P432 Scribble to Structure


$ 150  

 

This class will allow experienced artists to see with new eyes and newbies will jump right in without intimidation. Does it sound easy? Well, sometimes the simple things are the most challenging. Doodling and scribbling release your mind from anxiety and control. You have no attachment, you are free to explore and play. Your composition will be like a roadmap that you will follow, filling in with color, adding and subtracting, making marks, editing, covering up and responding to the process. You will gain valuable lessons in composition, structure, shapes, color values and which colors make winning combinations. Follow the abstract line to find the subject inside the puzzle. You will also learn valuable color lessons such as how placing a saturated color next to a muted color increases the impact, and much more.

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

2 sheets Canson mixed media paper that have been gessoed, use of acrylic paints, light modeling paste, acrylic medium, sponges, deli sheets, specialty papers, collage papers, plastic spreaders, skewers, materials to make stamps and alcohol.

Supplies provided by Instructor for students to use: Stencils, stamps, texture tools, texture plates, paint pens, plastic wrap, fine liners, metallic cremes, colored pencils, cutting mat and mat knife and heat guns

 

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

2-3 little foam rollers, stamps, ruler, pencil, a few colored pencils, palettes, spray bottle for water, spray bottle for alcohol, paper towels, plastic trowel palette knife, soft nylon brush-flat, 1" is an appropriate size, a small brush for detail, container for water, scissors, and a lot of curiosity. Optional-bring your own heat gun and wax paper for wrapping your finished paintings.

 I will be providing paints, but if you like to have your own next to you please bring acrylic paints. A few of my favorites are: Quinacridone gold, Payne’s grey, cobalt teal, white, permanent violet dark, orange, yellow-green, titanium white, black and phthalo turquoise.


 


Linda Lenart McNulty-Luminous Encaustics
9:00 - 4:30
Sunday - March 17

P437 Encaustic Painting: Charcoal & Oils Meet Wax


$ 155  

 

Wait until you see how deliciously easy encaustic painting can be. In this workshop we start by building up creamy layers of encaustic wax. Then, after our senses have been opened by the sensuous aroma, we will take out our deep black charcoal sticks, and draw and smudge with loose lines and free spirits. A last layer of vibrant oil paint smudging, and your encaustic work will stand up to those old Flemish painters and sing! Ok, we’re not sure what that tune will be- but sing we will! Come join the Luminous Encaustic Studio on the Road, and experience what real encaustic painting feels like.

Materials Fee $35 payable to instructor at beginning of class includes:
encaustic medium, R&F pigment sticks, oil paint, encaustic brushes, paper, charcoal sticks, graphite sticks, pastel, oil pastel, use of shared griddles, skillets, and torches, and a variety of encaustic tools.

Supplies Needed to bring for Class:

1. 4 wood painting boards (cradle boards are nice), 8”x8” or dimensions you like, not to big
2. A few sheets of paper towel for clean up
3. Quite a few pairs of Nitrile gloves
4. Wax paper for taking paintings home