Portland, OR 2025 Art and Soul Workshops

Workshop Details

Mon March 17

Helene Knott
9:00 - 4:30
Mon March 17

Thread Sketching


$ 185  

 

Please note this project needs a sewing machine with a free motion and a zig zag foot, the venue will have a few loaner machines to share. You may bring your own if you live locally.  Please be familiar with using a sewing machine.

More than quilting but not quite thread painting, thread sketching is a relaxed approach to machine stitching much like an artist’s thumbnail study. The sketching is easier than you might think being based on a printed design that will guide your machine work. There will be several sketching style designs to choose from printed on stabilizer. A kit will be available. Skill level:
Confident semi-beginners (with a familiarity with free motion stitching) and up.

Materials Fee $30 paid at beginning of class includes:

an 8 ½” x 11” sheet of pre-printed stabilizer, several neutral colors of thread, the base fabric, and topstitching needles

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

• Embroidery Scissors or thread snips
• Sewing machine: Capable of free motion stitching with the proper free motion foot. NOTE: the venue will have loaner machines available by reservation, contact Art & Soul to reserve a machine.
• Your own source design (optional).
• A drawing pencil to trace the design (if you bring your own).


 


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

Animal Portrait Collage


$ 185  

 

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

 

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

Everything

 

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

 


Becky Springer
9:00 - 4:30
Mon March 17

Intuitive Painting


$ 185  

 

This workshop is designed to give you a hands-on and in-depth look into intuitive painting and abstract expressionism in the form of abstract landscapes. It's for anyone wanting access to more freedom, authenticity, and courage in their painting practice.
In the name of freedom and play, we'll be working on watercolor paper and canvas board with a variety of mixed media materials such as acrylic paint, paint pens, colored pencils, oil pastels, micron pens, etc. 
I will share abstract painting techniques and lay out steps to create richly layered landscape paintings. I’ll share abstract basics, including setting up a creative work space, palette options, substrate suggestions, etc. I’ll walk you through my process for building texture and depth. Using a variety of tools, mediums, and palettes, we will create intuitive and planned compositions through several guided exercises. 
This isn’t a paint by numbers class. Those serve their purpose, but I don’t want you to paint like me or everyone else. Here you’ll tell your own story and explore your unique style.
Open to all levels. Seasoned painters and first-time painters are wholeheartedly encouraged to join. If you're a beginner who has never painted or an experienced painter feeling creatively stuck and in need of a boost of fresh inspiration, this course is for you!

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

Class handouts
Acrylic paint
Canvas Board
Stabilo all pencils
Blue shop towels
A variety of mark making tools
 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Watercolor or mixed media paper (my favorite is Cason XL) in 9x12 or larger
Variety of acrylic paint brushes in various sizes
Palette Pad or something to use as a palette surface
Water container
Optional to Bring:
Your favorite acrylic paint
Favorite Mark making tools (oil pastels, pigment sticks, water soluble crayons,
stabilo woodies, intense blocks, etc.)
 


Dina Wakley
9:00 - 4:30
Mon March 17

The Poetry of Ravens


$ 185  

 

Poetry and ravens, a classic combination. Join me as we explore easy ways to create layered and textured ravens. They will explode with color and intensity. Then we'll add meaningful words, phrases, and poetry in all layers of our work, from foundation to top details.

 

Your art journal
9x12 Watercolor or mixed media paper pad, student grade is fine (I like Cason XL). We need lots of paper to play on!
Acrylic gesso
Acrylic paints
Marking tools like Scribble Sticks, Stabilo All pencils, Scribble Sticks, Neocolor II, etc.
Spray bottle with water
Paint brushes
Wipes/paper towels/water container to wash brushes
Gel medium
Your favorite stencils.
OPTIONAL One or two small canvases or wood panels, if you want to create on a substrate other than paper. Or, you can skip the canvases/panels and just work on paper. Up to you.
Plain collage paper tissue or deli paper

Instructor will provide:
handout
stencils for sharing
collage fodder for sharing

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Your art journal
9x12 Watercolor or mixed media paper pad, student grade is fine (I like Cason XL). We need lots of paper to play on!
Acrylic gesso
Acrylic paints
Marking tools like Scribble Sticks, Stabilo All pencils, Scribble Sticks, Neocolor II, etc.
Spray bottle with water
Paint brushes
Wipes/paper towels/water container to wash brushes
Gel medium
Your favorite stencils.
OPTIONAL One or two small canvases or wood panels, if you want to create on a substrate other than paper. Or, you can skip the canvases/panels and just work on paper. Up to you.
Plain collage paper tissue or deli paper

Instructor will provide:
handout
stencils for sharing
collage fodder for sharing


Jane Davies
9:00 - 4:30
Mon March 17

Stained Tissue Paper Collage


$ 185  

 

Create luminous stained-glass-like tissue paper with acrylic paints, then learn how to make the most of the beautiful material you have created with collage techniques. We’ll explore which materials and methods work the best, how to vary the value and intensity of your colors, and then a few other techniques for developing design and pattern on your tissue papers. This workshop is open to beginners, but also appropriate for more experienced artists. Some knowledge of acrylic paints is helpful.

Materials Fee $5 paid at beginning of class includes:

Tissue paper
 Cheap drawing paper for making opaque colors

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

• Fluid Acrylic paints (Golden, or other high-quality brand, small amounts), mostly transparent colors. These include (and I recommend):
o Indian Yellow Hue
o Nickel-Azo Yellow
o Quinacridone Red, Magenta, and Crimson
o Manganese Blue Hue
o Phthalo Blue
o Green Gold
o Sap Green
o Phthalo Green
o Permanent Violet Light
o Transparent Iron Oxide
o Quinacridone Gold (if you can find it, not necessary)
o Bone Black
• Acrylic opaque white: I use Blick Matte Acrylic, but Titanium White is good too.
• Sponge brushes or other soft brushes
• Fluid Matte Medium or regular acrylic matte medium
• Disposable Palette, 12”x16” OR sheets of freezer paper
• Smaller palette, 9”x12”, or other white, non-porous, surface
• Soft rubber brayer, 2” or similar
• Palette knife for mixing paints
• Quart container for water
• Spray bottle of water
• One large roll of soft paper towels
 


Mon AM March 17

Cindy Lohbeck
9:00 - 1:00
Mon AM March 17

We LOVE Ice Dyeing


$ 125  

 

Mandalas and so much more! Random is fun, but Ice Dyeing with Intent is a whole new level of fun! Let's mash it up with a little shibori stitching, maybe a spiral or two...and see what we can come up with! Explore the amazing things that happen when fabric, ice and dye have a play date! Each student can expect to create 3 one yard projects.

Materials Fee $60 paid at beginning of class includes:

Fabric, dye, dye tubs, fixatives, detergents, gloves and dust mask.

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Art Clothes & shoes
Roll of Paper Towels
Plastic Bin & Lid, apx. 24" L x 16" W x 6" H
2 large plastic bags
Heavy duty NYLON thread (I use and upholstery weight)
Hand sewing needles.
Craft Scissors
Water soluble fabric pencil (markers are ok but some activate in soda ash!)
12 Large Office style binder clips
 


Mon Eve March 17

Susan Rossiter
6:30 - 9:30
Mon Eve March 17

Vessels


$ 100  

 

Create mini 3-D vessels in this step by step evening workshop. We’ll be incising and carving on Claybord substrates and layering GOLDEN paints for a distressed look. We’ll cover the differences between paint viscosities and when to use each one during layering to get certain effects.

Materials Fee $20 paid at beginning of class includes:

2 Claybord panels, use of GOLDEN Paints

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Your brush set
Your paint set
Water container, rags, palette or paper plate
Carving tools- linoleum carving tool something like this this Blick Lino Cutter Set
Stylus or awl (something pointy to etch with) I have this Double Ended Stylus but you can use anything similar.
Optional- images of vessels for reference

Email if you have any questions- susan.rossiter@yahoo.com


Jane Davies
6:30 - 9:30
Mon Eve March 17

Improvisational Drawing


$ 100  

 

Many people tend to plan out their drawing/painting/collage and have a hard time with the idea of not knowing how it will turn out. And yet, planning is one of the biggest obstacles to developing a deeper art practice. If you are constantly judging your work-in-progress against your planned or expected result, you can fail to see the beauty in what you are creating. Improvisational drawing - making it up as you go along, without a plan - gives you the opportunity to embrace the unexpected, discover new visual language, and surprise yourself. 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

• Sketchbook and/or loose cheap drawing paper. 9”x12”, 8.5”x11”, or 11”x14”
• Drawing tools, as many of the following as you have:
o markers
o paint markers
o wax crayons
o water soluble crayons (Caran d’Ache)
o colored pencils
o graphite pencils
o felt tip pens
o dip pens + ink
o pastels
o oil pastels
o charcoal
o graphite crayons
o gel crayons
o anything else with which you can draw easily
 


Mon/Tue March 17-18

Thomas Ashman
9:00 - 4:30
Mon/Tue March 17-18

I've Created a Monster


$ 365  

 

Doll Making Workshop

Perhaps I am revealing too much here, but from a very early age, much of my head has been populated by so-called "monsters". From Sesame Street and the Muppet Show to Saturday mornings with Pufnstuff and The Great Space Coaster, as well as a steady diet of those campy, corny, creature features from the early days of sci-fi and horror cinema that I used to watch late on Friday night. These freaky, fuzzy, and often funny folks ended up being much-beloved companions for myself, and many other "latch-key kids" raised by television. So, to pay tribute to the dark ones hiding in my closet and under my bed, I have developed a comprehensive doll-making workshop that attempts to re-imagine those lovable and loud, wild and weird monsters of my youth.

Essentially a beginner's course in figural sculpture, (doll making), on day one, students will learn how to fabricate a one-wire doll armature that can be articulately posed and sculpted upon with many different materials. After that, I will show you how I used spray foam, pipe insulation foam, bought and recycled Styrofoam, zip ties, and aluminum screen mesh to build a virtually indestructible figural base substrate. While this instructor will endeavor to empower and encourage students to sculpt and shape their doll into "monstrous" forms, the techniques and skills acquired and developed in this course can ultimately be applied to any style of doll making! (What? not everyone loves monsters?) As for the face, hands, and feet, we'll sculpt those with the 2-part epoxy clay, or use recycled parts brought from home.

Our second day together, students get insanely useful tips and tricks for cutting patterns in fabrics, leather, and fur for optimal base form coverage, some painting techniques that make things look less "painted", and employing other found objects, fabrics, and materials to create durable, poseable, unusual, fascinating, (scary?), but ultimately, totally entertaining dolls. I am hoping to see lots of different outcomes from students in this workshop, as there is a ton of room for the unique and individualized interpretation of this project.

For more pictures of my monsters and other useful information, please visit: www.blacksheepartist.com
 

Materials Fee $40 paid at beginning of class includes:

printed instruction book
wood base
aluminum and steel armature wire various gauges
aluminum mesh
spray foam
foam pipe insulation
zip ties
epoxy clay
foam ball
1 pair glass eyes
a limited assortment of paint colors you can use
pattern paper
access to a great pile of fabric scraps, trim, leather, fur, teeth, hooves, horns, bones, and other stuff for monster making.

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

* sharp pair of scissors
* Sharpie marker
* Xacto knife with extra blades
* wire cutters
* needle nose pliers
* shop shears for cutting metal
* 1/2 yard of fur, leather, or hide to cover your monster (this can be any color, faux or real, your call)
* one bottle of Crafter's Pick Ultimate water based super glue

Optional tools and supplies you can bring:
* doll parts (or other creature's) think: hands and/or feet
* various scraps of fur, feathers, fabrics, F.O.'s, or Styrofoam packing bits you might have lying around to swap/share
* any additional props, pets, jewelry, clothing, weapons, or other accessories for your doll
* sewing kit
* any paint colors you cannot risk my not having for you


Leighanna Light
9:00 - 4:30
Mon/Tue March 17-18

Deck in a Box - Transfers on Plaster & Metal


$ 365  

 

In this 2 day workshop we will be creating a luscious deck of 30 plaster & 6 metal cards, each 4 1/2 x 3 1/2", that will live in a small metal box that will be embellished with transfers and plaster.

I will teach you multiple techniques used to transfer images onto plaster, gesso and metal, and will then guide you into taking each transfer to a finished work of art.

You can explore a theme or subject matter with this project, use this as a shrine to someone or place that is close to your heart, or allow yourself the freedom to learn the different techniques and experiment.

This is a fun, loose, lighthearted workshop with lots of time to play and experiment with different products and techniques.

I welcome those with all levels of experience, I hope that you can join us!
 

Materials Fee $40 cash paid at beginning of class includes:

plaster, metal box,
transfer mediums,
metal hardware,
extra consumables and shipping costs.


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 leighannalight@gmail.com
 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

PAINT BRUSHES, Several different size brushes, from thin to wide and flat.

-An APRON or SMOCK

-A 12 INCH METAL RULER, PENCIL & ERASER

-A CUP for paint water.

LIQUIDS

-ACRYLIC PAINT, 3 or 4 colors of your favorite colors.
I will have some paint to share

-WHITE GESSO: Utrecht Artists' Acrylic Gesso, White, Medium Bodied, 8 oz.
Please bring this exact kind or the process will not work.
https://www.dickblick.com/items/utrecht-artists-acrylic-gesso-medium-bodied-white-half-pint/
 

SUBSTRATES

-K&S TIN SHEET METAL, Please bring two 6 x 12 inch sheets. It must be this kind or the process will not work.
https://www.dickblick.com/items/k-s-metal-sheets-tin-6-x-12-0008-thick/

-WATERCOLOR PAPER, 12x9” at least five sheets. 140 lb. https://www.dickblick.com/products/fabriano-studio-watercolor-fat-pad/?fromSearch=%2Fsearch%2F%3Fsearchword%3Dwatercolor%20paper%209x12%2C%20140%20lb
-FAVORITE PHOTOS, Please bring approximately 35 photos. They can be the same image or all different, you can create a theme around your photos or not. They absolutely must be printed on a laser copier on to cheap copy paper, approximately 5 x 4”, black & white or color, with a rather large focal point. No text.

TOOLS
A BONE FOLDER & a Wide PALATE KNIFE

OPTIONAL
-A heat gun if you have one.
-Small personal found objects to use on or in your box.
 


Beatriz Helton
9:00 - 4:30
Mon/Tue March 17-18

Stitching a Story


$ 365  

 

Join me for a 2-day creative journey to craft your own unique story book.
Through a series of intuitive and playful techniques, you'll transform your materials into a story book treasure.
Discover the joy of:
- Painting and distressing fabric and paper
- Altering magazine images with gesso, paint, pencil, fabric, and thread
- Collaging with meaningful papers, old letters, and vintage ephemera
- Making layered windows using thread
Embrace the freedom of my freeform, instinctual stitching method, which encourages creative expression and play.
This course is about having fun, exploring your imagination and intuition
to create a book that brings you joy.
Take home a beautiful, one-of-a-kind book that you'll continue to treasure and embellish.
Let's create together and unlock the magic of intuitive art!
 

Materials Fee $ paid at beginning of class includes:

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Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

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Mon/Tue/Wed March 17-19

Orly Avineri
9:00 - 4:30
Mon/Tue/Wed March 17-19

Exploration of Black as Primary Color


$ 555  

 

Creating a body of work
A mixed media workshop

In this workshop we’ll take on the fear of using black as a background color, as a starting point, as the star, or as an honorable color among all the others on our palette. In physics and on the light spectrum black is the absence of light, which provides us with a beautiful opportunity to draw the light out with our paints, line makers, and collections of papers. In our lively event we’ll be using small canvases, panels, old vintage book boards, etc. to create a series of magnificent pieces. This mixed media workshop welcomes all curious souls and free spirits who are good and ready to celebrate a less popular color, in fact, one that in art is considered to be the presence of all colors.
 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

10 small surfaces (at least) you can’t wait to work on.
Ideas: Small canvases of your choice, card boards, wood panels, old vintage book boards, etc.

-A sidekick - a used/vintage book with images/photographs/illustrations you love, to be altered. (Book should lay flat when worked on and preferably not glossy)

-Acrylic Paints (a few colors of your choice), a container for water, paper towels or/and rags
-White Gesso
-Black Gesso
-A couple of different size brushes, from very thin to wide and flat
-Scissors
-Matte or Soft Gel (Liquitex, Golden)
-Fine permanent black pens.
-A nice size collection of collage papers, blank mixed media paper sheets, miscellaneous images, original or photocopies, pages from magazines and old book, old journal pages and paintings on paper that you are willing to alter, etc.

 

 


 


Jesse Reno
9:00 - 4:30
Mon/Tue/Wed March 17-19

Freedom to Create - 3 Day Class


$ 500  

 

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 $25 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


 


Tue March 18

Michelle Banton
9:00 - 4:30
Tue March 18

Little Art Colony


$ 185  

 

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

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

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

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Small, sharp scissors and a smile


Helene Knott
9:00 - 4:30
Tue March 18

Stumpwork Sea Anemone


$ 185  

 

Stumpwork is a form of three dimensional hand embroidery that rose to popularity in 17th Century Europe. Used to decorate jewel boxes, framed art and other novelties, stumpwork usually feature pastoral vignettes of animals and plant life rendered in stitches that create texture and sculptural form. The subject for this project is the ‘flower of the sea’ - the Sea Anemone. Not actually flowers but animals, sea anemones are related to corals but resemble flowers and come in astounding colors. In their ‘open’ active state they do look like flowers with tentacles radiating from a center; when disturbed the anemone draws in its tentacles and resembles a rounded pillow, both forms are included in the project. In this class, students will make a small sampling of embroidered and beaded sea anemones, The tactile feel of these beaded and embroidered creatures has to be felt in person to appreciate – you can’t resist running your fingers over the exquisite texture. This is a handwork project; no sewing machine is needed for this class.

Skill Level: confident beginner and up (some hand embroidery experience is helpful but not necessary).

Please be courteous to others by arriving for class with the correct supplies. Contact me at 503-631-8806 or helene.m.knott@gmail.com if you have any questions.
 

Materials fee $40 paid directly to instructor at beginning of class includes:
Base fabric, heavy felt, iron-on adhesive, beading thread, beading and embroidery needles, beads, embroidery floss, marking pen/pencil, bead tray or mat.

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

Scissors/thread snips
Lighted Magnifier (optional): If you need magnification and/or focused light for detailed work
 


Susan Rossiter
9:00 - 4:30
Tue March 18

Arte Povera


$ 185  

 

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

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

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

Supplies Needed to bring for Class:

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

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


Susan Schenk
9:00 - 4:30
Tue March 18

Flour Batik


$ 185  

 

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

Materials Fee $8 paid at beginning of class includes:

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

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

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


Becky Springer
9:00 - 4:30
Tue March 18

Brave Blooms


$ 185  

 

Curious about intuitive painting? Ready to unleash your creativity? Want to make art in a welcoming community where your identities and stories are celebrated? Let’s paint bold and colorful flowers together! 
This workshop is designed to give you a hands-on and in-depth look into intuitive painting and abstract expressionism in the form of painting florals. It's for anyone wanting access to more freedom, authenticity, and courage in their painting practice.
I'll guide you through my intuitive painting process and share: My integration of a whole hearted practice with including meditation and journaling, painting demonstrations aplenty, mark making and layering techniques, my favorite paints and tools, color mixing tips and tricks, and how to use fresh flowers and reference photos for inspiration.
This isn’t a paint by numbers class. Those serve their purpose, but I don’t want you to paint like me or everyone else. Here you’ll tell your own story and explore your unique style.
Open to all levels. Seasoned painters and first-time painters are wholeheartedly encouraged to join. If you're a beginner who has never painted or an experienced painter feeling creatively stuck and in need of a boost of fresh inspiration, this course is for you!

Materials Fee $15 paid at beginning of class includes:

Class handouts
Acrylic paint
Gesso
Gel medium
Stabilo all pencils
Blue towels
Spray bottles
A variety of mark making tools 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Watercolor or mixed media paper (my favorite is Cason XL) in 9x12 or larger
Variety of acrylic paint brushes in various sizes
Palette Pad or something to use as a palette surface
Water container

Optional to Bring:
Your favorite acrylic paint
Favorite Mark making tools (oil pastels, pigment sticks, water soluble crayons,
stabilo woodies, intense blocks, etc.) 


Dina Wakley
9:00 - 4:30
Tue March 18

Art at the Riff


$ 185  

 

Join me for some serious play time! First, we will create a motif that interests us. Then, we will push that motif and use it in many different iterations and incarnations--the "riffs." This is a class about design and story and also about the value of working in a series. We will end up with several small paintings that can be hung together or individually.

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Your art journal
9x12 Watercolor or mixed media paper pad, student grade is fine (I like Cason XL). We need lots of paper to play on!
Acrylic gesso
Acrylic paints
Marking tools like Scribble Sticks, Stabilo All pencils, etc.
Spray bottle with water
Paint brushes
Wipes/paper towels/water container to wash brushes
Gel medium
Your favorite stencils.
OPTIONAL Three to four small canvases or wood panels, if you want to create on a substrate other than paper. Or, you can skip the canvases/panels and just work on paper. Up to you.
Plain collage paper tissue or deli paper
scissors

Instructor will provide:
handout
stencils for sharing
collage fodder for sharing
 


Sandy Moore
9:00 - 4:30
Tue March 18

Geli Plate Fabric MonoPrinting


$ 185  

 

Gelli plates are not just for paper! In this hands-on class, you'll delve into the art of mono printing on fabric. You’ll transform ordinary fabric into extraordinary fabric. With simple adaptations of materials and techniques, Gelli plates offer a unique tool for crafting beautiful, one-of-a-kind fabrics that elevate your creative projects to new heights. Mono printing on fabric is a joyful process akin to unwrapping presents on Christmas morning. Each pull yields surprises! Throughout the class, you'll have the opportunity to create multiple series of fabrics in your preferred color schemes. You'll explore concepts such as negative and positive space, layering, and texture, gradually progressing from single pull prints to complex, multi-layered compositions. You’ll also master an easy registration technique, ensuring precise alignment and continuity across pulls. Additionally, you'll learn to enhance your mono prints using Derwent Inktense pencils and blocks, adding details and vibrant accents that further enhance your fabric. You’ll leave class with a treasure trove of bespoke fabrics, ready for future sewing, quilting, or crafting projects. Working with these one-of-a-kind textiles promises a deeply satisfying creative experience, potentially igniting a newfound passion for mono-printed fabrics.

Materials Fee $25 paid at beginning of class includes:

PFD (prepared for dying) Fabric
Gelli plate
Brayer
Jacquard Textile Color
Deco Art SoSoft Fabric Acrylics
Derwent Inktense Blocks
Derwent Inktense Pencils
Gloves
Paper Towels
Brushes
Texture making materials; plastic screen, corrugated plastic, small flat objects.
Stencils
Stamps
Hair dryer
Iron and ironing board

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Apron and/or paint clothes

Optional:
Your favorite texture making supplies
 


Nancy Hornshuh
9:00 - 4:30
Tue March 18

Scrumbles and Knitting Whimsy


$ 185  

 

Join us as we explore the fascinating realm of freeform knitting. We will discuss some of the many ways to freeform knit, such as knitting fragments and joining them together (known as Scrumbles), adding to an existing piece using a variety of stitches, yarns, and needle sizes, joining various yarns together and knitting intuitively, or adding surface embellishments such as beads, crochet pieces, felted pieces, or embroidery.
  Students must have a basic knowledge of knitting. We will work on a small rectangle to get familiar with freeform knitting. From there you can decide to make a small handbag, wall hanging, or a piece of wearable art.
 

Materials Fee $10 paid at beginning of class includes:

instructions and knitting patterns. I will also have a variety of fiber packs that you can purchase.*

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Yarns - variety of sizes and textures in 4-5 colors that you will put in your project (leftovers are great).
Needles - several sizes. (24” circular are best) in US size 6, 9, 11, 13 or something similar, and depending on your yarn). If you have an interchangeable set bring that.
Crochet hooks (optional)
Stitch holders 4”-6”
Yarn Needle, stitch markers, tape measure, scissors and any tools you use for knitting.
 

* If you would like me to bring a particular color way yarn pack please email me at nancyhornshuh@gmail.com


Tue Eve March 18

Micah Goguen
6:30 - 9:30
Tue Eve March 18

Aviary Mosaic Effects


$ 100  

 

This is an easy and fun workshop. Each guest will receive (qty 3) pre-prepped crackle paste panel with bird templates to transfer. I will demonstrate how to prepare the GOLDEN crackle paste on an Ampersand panel even though you won't have to do that part. We will use GOLDEN High Flow acrylics to add layers of washes similar to watercolor and then saturate certain modules to create a mosaic stained glass effect. All materials will be provided. We will be using SilverBrush Silverwhite brushes. This is a very success oriented workshop that doesn't require a lot of effort or thinking. You must pre-register at least 24 hours or more before the class or materials will not be ready for you. Everyone will leave with 3 completed 5 x 7 artworks of different birds. You can choose from several bird templates that will be provided. No previous experience or drawing experience required. You will trace the template on the pre-prepped panel..

Materials Fee $20 paid at beginning of class includes:

(to keep)
• (Qty 3) 5 x 7 Ampersand Gessobord prepped with GOLDEN Crackle Paste
• Bird templates and Reference
• Product Literature

(to use)
• GOLDEN High Flow Acrylics
• SilverBrush SilverWhite Foundation Set
• Palettes
• Watercups
• Transfer Paper
 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

• Apron (optional)
• Paper Towels
 


Tue/Wed March 18-19

Jane Davies
9:00 - 4:30
Tue/Wed March 18-19

Unbinding the Visual Book


$ 365  

 

The book as an artform offers the opportunity to take your painting or collage into the sculptural and narrative realms. You can create books that read in sequential pages, books that are ‘read’ all at once, or books that reveal hidden secrets in their folds and pockets. Paint, collage, fold, draw, print, and stitch your stories into accessible but artful book sculptures. There will be no blank books in this workshop! Create the images and book structure together into a story/object/visual feast.

This is not a Visual Journal class. A journal of any type suggests that you add content on a daily, or irregular, basis. Sketchbooks, for example, are journals. These visual books are objects of artistic expression in themselves.
 

Materials Fee $10  (payable at the beginning of the first day of class, preferably taped to a bar of really good chocolate)

 Lightweight papers
 Translucent papers
 Extra waxed linen thread and embroidery floss + beeswax
 Collage papers to share

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

• Paper: 90lb smooth watercolor or printmaking paper or something similar; two large sheets, 22”x30”, or equivalent, will be enough.
• Bone folder
• Acrylic Paints of your choice
• Brushes of your choice
• Palette of some kind
• Drawing materials: an assortment including pens, parkers, crayons, etc.
• Brayer
• Acrylic Matte Medium or soft gel
• Washable white glue (Elmer’s)
• PVA glue or regular white glue
• Collage papers: please include solid colors, patterns, and images. You may use discarded artwork (if on light weight paper), images from magazines, hand-painted papers, and ephemera. Please bring a variety.
• Cardboard for covers
• Craft knife and cutting mat (or extra scrap of cardboard) – extra blades!!
• Waxed Linen Thread or similar
• Sewing needles, with large enough eyes for the heavier thread
• Embroidery floss and a chunk of beeswax will do
• Any other threads you might want to incorporate
• Plastic or glass container for water
• Large roll of soft paper towels
• Optional: ribbons, scraps of fabric, small three-dimensional objects to incorporate
 


Wed March 19

Thomas Ashman
9:00 - 4:30
Wed March 19

Copper Journal


$ 185  

 

There is something about metal that just sticks in the mind of the Black Sheep Artist. Whether it was the heavy metal music that got into my blood during the 1980's, the exciting sword and sorcery movies I love to watch, or just the intriguing juxtaposition of strength and malleability of actual metal, I am drawn to this material in ways I don't fully understand. So, I decided to combine my love of metal with my love of books, and this fantastic, all-metal journal project is an magical experience in alchemy!

Students will fabricate, from scratch, a double-wide (6" x 8" x 2") newly improved version of my original all-metal, no-sew binding. The copper covers of this book, an amazing canvas for your interpretation, are completely fabricated by the students, Instruction is given in the alteration of metal with chemical patinas, paints, and fire to discover unexpectedly brilliant colors and often astonishing abstract patterns.

Adding some chain and a few beads or charms to dangle from the spine, and a cool found object, tintype, photo under glass, or some other wild idea attached the cover will make this book uniquely your own. Techniques taught will include, but are not limited to cutting, bending, sanding, engraving, torching, and, of course, the magical alteration of metal with various patinas and a propane torch. My original binding, once mastered, can be adapted to make books in many different sizes and using other materials.

For more pictures and other information, please visit: blacksheepartist.com

Materials Fee $45 paid at beginning of class includes:

printed instruction book
copper sheet metal
copper clad plumber's tape
copper wire
hardware
chain
patina
clear coat
 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

* 20 pieces of hand torn, 90# watercolor paper at 7.5" x 11" each
(Please paint or otherwise decorate this paper before class, you'll be glad you did!)
* tin snips or shears for cutting metal
* disposable paint brush
* scissors
* wire cutters
* round nose pliers
* chain-nose pliers
* Phillip's screwdriver
* a cool found object or whatever to put on the cover (gears, rusty metal, tintype, candy tin, crucifix, brass decorative pieces, etc.)

Optional (but very helpful) tools and supplies you might bring along:
Dremel tool with cut-off wheels, sanding barrels, grindstone, engraving bits
rubber stamps & ink (if you want to stamp patterns or images on the metal)
propane or butane torch
  


Sandra Duran Wilson
9:00 - 4:30
Wed March 19

Transparently Collaged


$ 185  

 

This is a great new course that I have been developing over the past year. I may be known for transfers from my first book Image Transfer Workshop, but I am now experimenting with papers and other materials to get instant transparent collage elements to add to your paintings. I will bring four different papers for us to work on and we will explore various mark-making techniques on these papers. You can even trace over a part of an image, do texture rubbing, draw using a variety of tools and even found objects. You will discover indirect mark making, stamping and spraying with stencils. These papers will be added to abstract backgrounds that you have painted onto Ampersand panels.

The layering possibilities are amazing and by incorporating both transparency and adding opacity with paints, you will develop a very sophisticated mixed media artwork. I will bring some special paints and pens to add to the finished artwork. You will learn layering using color and composition techniques as well.

Instructor provides art materials to share including use of texture plates, stamps, stencils, specialty sprays, graphite pencil, texture tools and heat gun. I will bring oil pastels, inks and some paints but you may wish to have some of your own as well.
You may wish to bring a painting to start to work on top of, but we will have panels to paint on as well.

 

Materials Fee $25 paid at beginning of class includes:

Two Ampersand panels,
Mixed Media paper,
4 different types of translucent paper

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Assortment of fluid acrylic paint and/or acrylic inks. A few of your favorite colors plus black and white.
Brushes from small to up to 2 inches
Palette knife
Golden Gloss Medium-make sure it is gloss.
Freezer paper to work on top of.
Optional-oil pastels, paint markers, pens, pencils or other mark making tools. A picture you may want to trace over as well.
A container for water large enough to hold your brushes.
Palette paper or plastic plates for mixing paints or inks.
Paper towels
Spray bottle for alcohol and one spray bottle for water.
Scissors
Isopropyl alcohol
Gloves or barrier cream for your hands if you like.
Something to take notes with.
 


Micah Goguen
9:00 - 4:30
Wed March 19

Medieval Book Box


$ 185  

 

Join artist Micah Goguen as we design and embellish a wooden book box. All materials are included to help you get a personalized and creative design. We will be adding layers of antique collage papers, paper clay press mold embellishments, jewels adornments and more. You can email images or wording that you would like to use to personalize the project but it MUST be emailed at least 3 days before Art & Soul Event begins so that it can be printed in time. I will also have a selection of images for you to use and consider.

Guests will learn how to design, layer and encapsulate materials in order to achieve a 3 dimensional authentic looking book that doubles as a secret box for you to store your treasures.
Materials Fee $25 paid at beginning of class includes:

Materials to keep:
• Wooden box with hinges approximately 8 x 10 in size
• Photo transfers
• Embellishment materials like adornments, jewels, heavy twine, doilies, etc
• Collage papers
Materials to share:
• GOLDEN Acrylics: Fluid and High Flow
• GOLDEN Soft Gel
• GOLDEN Heavy Gel
• GOLDEN Glass Bead Gel
• SilverBrush Silversilk 88 Long Handle Brushes
• Water cups
• Palettes
• Palette Knives
• Texture Combs
 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

• Paper Towels
• Apron
• Scissors (optional)
 


Helene Knott
9:00 - 4:30
Wed March 19

Kantha Leaf


$ 185  

 

In contemporary times, fabric layered and stitched in parallel lines of rough running stitches is called Kantha but true Kantha is far more exquisite. In classical Kantha, intricate tapestries featuring various flora and fauna were stitched, usually with a simple running stitch that was often laid to create secondary textures and patterns. In this workshop, you will learn the basics of classical Kantha stitching on a leaf motif. Once you learn the technique, you can tackle more intricate motifs. The instructor will have some collectors books on traditional Indian Kantha for you to peruse.

Materials Fee $30 paid at beginning of class includes:

 a pre-marked, stabilized base fabric, an assortment embroidery threads, and a needle

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

• Embroidery Scissors or thread snips
• A needle grabber (optional): Made by Dritz, this is a little rubberized flat disk that allows you to grab the needle and pull it through the fabric without your fingers slipping. It can be helpful if you have trouble pulling a needle loaded with stitches through fabric.
• Thimble (optional): Some stitchers prefer using a thimble to protect tender fingers, I never use one but if you do, bring one you are comfortable wearing.
• Portable light and/or magnifier (optional): The lighting varies in each classroom and having a better light source and magnification can be helpful for handwork.
 


Becky Springer
9:00 - 4:30
Wed March 19

Fearless Faces


$ 185  

 

In the name of freedom and play, let's paint abstract faces!
I invite you to spend the day with me letting loose, slinging paint, and having fun. You'll be gently guided and supported every step of the way.
When I first started painting, faces and figures were the subject matter that scared me the most. However, with a lot of practice and some key lessons learned, they now come easily. In fact, it's what I paint most often in my art journal for comfort.
If painting faces seems scary to you, I want to demonstrate how to simplify the process. I will provide lessons to get you started and help subside those fears. I'll encourage you to paint perfectly imperfect abstract faces.
Faces tell stories like no other subject and I'll invite you to infuse your faces with your own stories. We'll start with intention setting and art journal prompts followed by several guided painting excercises using a vareity of tools, mediums, and palettes. Included are tips for setting up your painting station, mark making, color and composition, techniques for building layers, and so much more.
Open to all levels. Seasoned painters and first-time painters are wholeheartedly encouraged to join. If you're a beginner who has never painted or an experienced painter feeling creatively stuck and in need of a boost of inspiration, this course is for you.

Materials Fee $15 paid at beginning of class includes:

Class handouts
Acrylic paint
Gesso
Gel medium
Stabilo all pencils
Blue towels
Spray bottles
A variety of mark making tools 

 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Watercolor or mixed media paper (my favorite is Cason XL) in 9x12 or larger
Variety of acrylic paint brushes in various sizes
Palette Pad or something to use as a palette surface
Water container 

optional

Your favorite acrylic paint
Favorite Mark making tools (oil pastels, pigment sticks, water soluble crayons,
stabilo woodies, intense blocks, etc.) 


Dina Wakley
9:00 - 4:30
Wed March 19

Interactive Altered Book


$ 185  

 

I adore altered books, they take me back to my roots of art journaling in the early 2000s. In this class, we'll alter a book and add interactive elements--pop-outs, tip-ins, explosions, and more! Our books will explode with color and visual interest.

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

A book to alter
Your art journal
9x12 Watercolor or mixed media paper pad, student grade is fine (I like Cason XL). We need lots of paper to play on!
Acrylic gesso
Acrylic paints
Marking tools like Scribble Sticks, Stabilo All pencils, etc.
Spray bottle with water
Paint brushes
Wipes/paper towels/water container to wash brushes
Gel medium
Gel plate, any size should work fine.
Your favorite stencils and stamps.
OPTIONAL One or two small canvases or wood panels, if you want to create on a substrate other than paper. Or, you can skip the canvases/panels and just work on paper. Up to you.
Plain collage paper tissue or deli paper
Scissors

Instructor will provide:
handout
stencils for sharing
stamps for sharing
collage fodder for sharing


 


Ruth Greening
9:00 - 4:30
Wed March 19

Torch Soldering for Metals


$ 185  

 

Info to come

Materials Fee $50 paid at beginning of class includes:

materials content here

 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

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Beatriz Helton
9:00 - 4:30
Wed March 19

The Peace Quilt


$ 185  

 

In this therapeutic art quilting course, we'll explore the calming and meditative aspects of stitching while creating a personalized peace quilt.
Through a series of guided exercises, we'll delve into the world of color, texture, and shape, using fabric scraps to tell our stories.

Course description:

-Begin by selecting meaningful scraps, including personal items like clothing, that hold sentimental value
-Learn my instinctual stitching method, demonstrated through examples using my parents' clothing
-Create layers with fabric, buttons, and embellishments, using thread as a mark-making device.
-Share personal stories and inspirations behind our stitching approach
Discover how stitching can be a therapeutic outlet for stress and emotions.
Join me on this journey of instinctual stitching with intention and heart.

Materials Fee $5 paid at beginning of class includes:

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

My favorite fabric scraps from old sewing projects, discarded clothing favorites
and thrift store treasures
Sewing scissors
Thread snips (optional)
Threads of different weights or thicknesses -embroidery and sewing threads and DMC- in various colors including black and white or cream
Sewing needles for hand sewing and embroidery
Needle threader (optional)
Quilting or dressmaker pins and a pincushion
Safety pins
Thimble
Thread ripper
Fabric glue stick
Buttons, beads and baubles
A square of cardboard approximately 10" X 10" 


Wed AM March 19

Cindy Lohbeck
9:00 - 12:00
Wed AM March 19

Daily Dose of Fiber!


$ 100  

 

Yarn, floss, roving and more! Let's explore dyeing sustainable, plant-based fiber. Have you ever worked with banana fiber? How about rose? Learn how easy it is to add beautiful color to bamboo and hemp. We will learn tips for color merges, ombre` and more.

Materials Fee $75 paid at beginning of class includes:

A great choice of sustainable fibers, yarn and threads, fixatives, gloves, dustmask, dye, detergent and fixatives

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Roll of kitchen plastic wrap
Wooden clothes pins
A few plastic hangers
 


Wed Eve March 19

Micah Goguen
6:30 - 9:30
Wed Eve March 19

Ethereal Landscapes with Gel Plate


$ 100  

 

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

Materials Fee $25 paid at beginning of class includes:

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

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

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

• apron (optional)
• paper towels
 


Helene Knott
6:30 - 9:30
Wed Eve March 19

Fabric Origami


$ 100  

 

Origami is an art form dating back at least 1000 years in Japan. Originally used to make ceremonial objects, Origami evolved over the centuries into the decorative craft it is today. Designs representing birds, animals, and flowers have long fascinated the world particularly the math and engineering involved in creating a three dimensional object from a flat surface through folding. Typically folded from paper, Origami can be made from stiffened fabric as well. In Japan, cranes are particularly revered and it is said that folding 1000 Origami cranes will carry one’s prayers to heaven on their wings and their heart’s desire will come true.

Materials Fee $5 paid at beginning of class includes:

assorted bonded fabric/paper squares

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

• Bamboo, bone, or plastic paper folding tool (optional): This inexpensive tool makes paper folding a breeze. Note: the instructor will have a few on hand for students to use if you don’t have one.
• Craft scissors
 


Susan Rossiter
6:30 - 9:30
Wed Eve March 19

Happy Hour Scribble Flowers


$ 100  

 

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 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 $25 paid to instructor at beginning of class includes:
Collage pack (contents are hand chosen and different each year) use of crayons/ pencils, GOLDEN acrylic paints, Ampersand cradled wood panel, brushes

Supplies Needed to bring for Class:
GOLDEN Soft Gel Matte, palette knife
Optional: any special collage papers you’d like to bring

 


Cindy Lohbeck
6:30 - 8:30
Wed Eve March 19

DYEING for Doilies!


$ 100  

 

Elegant yet playful, doilies add the perfect pop of texture and color for all of your mixed media projects. This easy to apply, colorfast dye will give you great control over color separation. Expect to complete a variety of sizes, ranging from 2" to 12" in the colors of your choice! Cindy brings everything, including the rainbow!

Materials Fee $50 paid at beginning of class includes:

Fabric, dye, fixatives, detergents, gloves and dust mask, paintbrushes and freezer paper

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

all included in fee


Wed/Thur March 19-20

Leighanna Light
9:00 - 4:30
Wed/Thur March 19-20

Surface Design For Bookmaking with Metal & Plaster


$ 365  

 

In this workshop I will teach you how to make these simple, fat little chunky books using canvas, plaster, metal & embellishments.
You will learn several metal design techniques including metal transfers, and I will teach you how to create beautiful textures and surfaces using gesso, plaster, paint and ink. You will learn basic bookbinding skills and a variety of my favorite surface design techniques.
This workshop is suitable for those with all levels of experience. The books are approximately 3”x3”, they have a total of 23 pages & we will be making 2 different books.
I love to work in these little books and I would love to show you how to make your very own!
I hope that you will join us for a fun day of art making, connecting and creative fun!

 

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

ephemera,
plaster, metal hardware,
extra consumables and shipping costs.

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 leighannalight@gmail.com

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

PAINT BRUSHES, Several different size brushes, from thin to wide and flat.

-An APRON or SMOCK

-A 12 INCH METAL RULER, PENCIL & ERASER

-SCISSORS

-A CUP for paint water.

LIQUIDS

-ACRYLIC PAINT, 3 or 4 colors of your favorite colors.
I will have some paint to share

-WHITE GESSO: Utrecht Artists' Acrylic Gesso, White, Medium Bodied, 8 oz.
Please bring this exact kind or the process will not work.
https://www.dickblick.com/items/utrecht-artists-acrylic-gesso-medium-bodied-white-half-pint/
-PVA glue

https://www.dickblick.com/items/lineco-polyvinyl-acetate-8-oz/

SUBSTRATES

-K&S TIN SHEET METAL, Please bring two 6 x 12 inch sheets.
https://www.dickblick.com/items/k-s-metal-sheets-tin-6-x-12-0008-thick/

-COTTON CANVAS, 10 or 12 oz., Please bring six 9x12” pieces.
https://www.dickblick.com/items/blick-unprimed-cotton-canvas-by-the-yard-12-oz-48/
***Please cover both sides with a thin coat of gesso and please have this done and dry before the beginning of class. It is not possible to do this wrong, just slap some gesso on it and cover the entire piece, front & back.
-WATERCOLOR PAPER, 12x9” pad, at least four sheets. 140 lb. https://www.dickblick.com/products/fabriano-studio-watercolor-fat-pad/?fromSearch=%2Fsearch%2F%3Fsearchword%3Dwatercolor%20paper%209x12%2C%20140%20lb
-EPHEMERA THAT IS MEANINGFUL TO YOU, Personal and miscellaneous scraps of papers from personal collections, little envelopes, old letters and personal notes, clippings of old journal pages and paintings, etc. No photos, just text, to be used in collage.
-FAVORITE PHOTOS, at least THREE, must be printed on a laser copier on to cheap copy paper, approximately 4 x 3”, black & white or color. No text.

TOOLS
A BOOK BINDING AWL & A BONE FOLDER

OPTIONAL
-A heat gun if you have one.

-WAX LINEN THREAD for binding books. I will have black and brown to share, if you have other favorite colors please bring them!

-Sari Ribbon & beads for the spine of your book.


Lulu Murakami Moonwood
9:00 - 4:30
Wed/Thur March 19-20

Birdcage Goddess


$ 365  

 

Please note this project needs a sewing machine with a free motion and a zig zag foot, the venue will have a few loaner machines to share. You may bring your own if you live locally. Basic sewing machine skills required.

Create your own mixed-media fantasy figure using a birdcage as a base. Participants will be incorporating sculpting with paper clay, painting, and sewing skills. With over 4 decades of doll-making and mixed media experience, Miss Lulu will guide you through it all.


Materials Fee $25 paid at beginning of class includes:

Metal birdcage – 2 sizes available: 11” tall or 9” tall
Selection of fabric for head, torso, and arms in skin tones – but you are free to bring your own quilting weight woven cotton in the color or your choice
Paper clay
Gesso
Stuffing
Patterns for head, torso, arms
Use of specific tools

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Fabrics and trims (lace, ribbons, silk flowers, etc) for your goddess’s clothing.
Beads and such if you want to make a necklace for your goddess
Sewing supplies: sewing machine thread, scissors
Yarns of other materials for hair or headdress
Painting supplies for face: brushes including a detail brush, water container, acrylic paints
If you are local you may want to bring your own sewing machine
**More info and suggestions will be sent when you sign up.
 


Thur March 20

Thomas Ashman
9:00 - 4:30
Thur March 20

Tiny Glass & Copper Journal


$ 185  

 

Do good things really come in small packages? Well, this tiny little glass and copper journal is absolutely jam-packed with charisma and charm and will surely become a cherished treasure once you fill it with your photos, writing, or art.

Students will fabricate "from scratch" a tiny little 4" x 3" glass and copper journal. I just love the way the vintage photo transparencies look against the metal, but the images on the front and back covers are entirely up to you, just bring 4 transparency images 2"x3". I will even give you several other design choices as you construct this tiny version of my original all-metal, no-sew binding. We'll attach the copper and baroque swirled glass covers with delightfully rusted hardware. Just a few of the things you will be learning are: glass cutting, alteration of metal with torch and patina, hardware applications, hand tools, shop safety, metal fabrication, wire wrapping, basic book binding, and lots of other cool tips and tricks for a mixed media artist!

For more pictures of my journals and other information please visit www.blacksheepartist.com
 

Materials Fee $40 paid at beginning of class includes:

* illustrated instruction book
* copper plumber's tape
* baroque glass
* transparency photos (or bring your own 2"x 3")
* all needed hardware
* copper or brass wire
* chain
* beads & pins
* patina
* clearcoat (if we have time to spray it)

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

16 pieces of 90# hot press watercolor paper torn or deckled at 5.75" x 3.75"
* tin snips or shop shears
* sharpie
* ruler
* wire cutters
* chain nose pliers
* round nose pliers
* Phillips screwdriver
* scissors
* disposable paintbrush
* torch (optional)
 


Michelle Banton
9:00 - 4:30
Thur March 20

No Break Mosaics


$ 185  

 

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

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

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

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Small, sharp scissors and a smile


Sandra Duran Wilson
9:00 - 4:30
Thur March 20

All That Glows


$ 185  

 

Painting on top of metal leaf gives your acrylic paintings an amazing glow. You will learn the ins and outs of applying metal leaf over both smooth and textured surfaces. You will also learn a quick way to get a similar effect on almost any surface. When you use transparent paints and glazes on top of the metal, your colors pop. Experiment with both transparent and opaque paints to create wonderful contrasts. You will work on 2 pieces, one on panel and the other paper. Painting with acrylic on top of the gold leaf will teach you about opacity and what I call optical color mixing. I will bring some unusual materials to create metallic texture, along with metal tape. Learn how to apply leaf over textured paper and then use it as collage. All that glows will also teach you how to work with those mysterious and tricky interference and iridescent paints. This new understanding of mixing metallic paints with colors will greatly expand your palette. You'll also learn how to create texture and then use metallic paints to create beautiful blue and green patina effects. This is a class for the adventurous and I will be there guiding you but allowing you to create in tune with your own vision.

Materials Fee $35 paid at beginning of class includes:

Interference paints, acrylic paints, Ampersand painting panels, Mixed Media paper, metal leaf, adhesive, disposable brush for adhesive, metal tape, Tyvek-like materials, special metal paints, marbleizing spray and metallic Lustre cremes.

Instructor provides:
use of texture plates, stamps, stencils, specialty sprays, metal leaf pens, texture tools and heat gun.

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Golden soft gel
Golden Polymer medium
Please bring soft synthetic brushes, a set from the craft store for a few dollars will give you a nice selection.
a trowel shaped palette knife
A container for water large enough to hold your brushes.
Palette paper or plastic plates
Paper towels
Spray bottle for alcohol and one spray bottle for water.
Scissors
Gloves if you like.
Isopropyl alcohol
Something to take notes with
 


Micah Goguen
9:00 - 4:30
Thur March 20

Vintage Sacred Hearts


$ 185  

 

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

Materials Fee $20 paid at beginning of class includes:

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

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

• Apron (optional)
• Paper Towels
 


Maude May
9:00 - 4:30
Thur March 20

Sew Happy Pincushion


$ 185  

 

What to do with all those pesky pins and needles floating around? You most definitely need to make a jazzy pincushion. These cheerful barrel pincushions are made using various colors of wool felt and Renaissance© Ribbons (designed in collaboration with artists such as Tula Pink, Kaffe Fassett and Sue Spargo). Select your materials from
my LARGE assortment of ribbons, die-cut wool felt and buttons. Creating your own pincushion is guaranteed to make sewing more fun!
In this class you’ll learn the following:
• how to select materials highlighting various color combinations
• embroidery stitches, including running stitch, French knots, stem and satin stitches, blanket stitch
• embroidery and embellishment techniques
• how to assemble, stuff and finish your pincushion 

Materials Fee $20 paid at beginning of class includes:

all die-cut wool felt pieces for pincushions, Renaissance© Designer Ribbons, embroidery floss, needles, buttons for
embellishment , cotton & poly stuffing, straight pins, detailed instructions, chocolate & more

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

avorite buttons, thimble (if you use one), fabric scissors, 18” ruler, cutting matt


Susan Rossiter
9:00 - 4:30
Thur March 20

Petals, Leaves & Stems


$ 185  

 

In this workshop, we’ll be creating collage papers for the first half of the day… dots, stripes, solids and patterns. In the afternoon, we’ll do surface prep, cutting and assemblage on 3 Ampersand Gessobord panels. We’re using GOLDEN SoFlat colors which have a lovely matte finish and are self-leveling making them very camera friendly.
These little modern floral collages will look great together on the wall!
 

Materials Fee $30 paid at beginning of class includes:

just about everything needed for this workshop-
shared GOLDEN SoFlat colors,
collage papers 
3 Gessobord panels,
shared Silver Bristlon brushes and dotting tools.

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Water container, rags, palette or paper plate
GOLDEN Soft Gel Matte
Scissors
Your brush set and a brush for applying gel
Optional- any collage papers you want to bring.

Email if you have any questions susan.rossiter@yahoo.com


Misty Mawn
9:00 - 4:30
Thur March 20

Poetry Within Art


$ 185  

 

 A mixed media art approach to writing poetry and turning the poems into visual art.

Where does inspiration come from? We often discover through experiences, visions, dreams, people, places, and words, as well as through self-discovery. It is possible to find it anywhere we look. In this one-day workshop, we will take a journey to uncover inspiration from all the corners of our lives. We will start our morning immersed in the joy of reading and writing poetry, exploring various forms of poetry to capture our thoughts and feelings. We will then transform our collected words into visual expressions, creating art that reflects our inner and outer worlds.
My goal is to help you cultivate the confidence of a well-read poet and the creative curiosity of an insatiable artist. I will share several demonstrations on how to turn poetry into art using collage, pencil, paint, ink, and whatever else we find.
Join me for a day of creative exploration, where words and images intertwine to reveal our deepest inspirations.
 

Materials Fee $15 paid at beginning of class includes:

reference images, poetry, collage pack

 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

A journal to write in
A few drawing pencils
24 sheet pad of Strathmore 400 Series Drawing Pad, 18"x24”
Black Stabilo Pencil
Acrylic Paints - The primary colors + White/Black and any other colors you might want
Reg Gel Matte Medium for glue
Gesso
A variety of small to medium flat and round brushes
A handful of favorite poems
A Container for water
Soap + a rag to clean brushes
 


Ruth Greening
9:00 - 4:30
Thur March 20

Viking Knit & Bead Bracelet


$ 185  

 

Info to come

Materials Fee $50 paid at beginning of class includes:

materials content here

 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

supplies content here


Jane Davies
9:00 - 4:30
Thur March 20

The Seven Minute Collage


$ 100  

 

Overcome indecision, hesitation, fear of wrecking a piece, in this workshop that focuses on continuity and fluidity. The idea of working with ease and confidence all the time may be a myth, but working with a little more ease and a little more confidence is totally achievable.

In this workshop you will learn practices that help you let go of perfectionism, let go of the tendency to self-judge and second-guess, and move forward with a whole new attitude. We’ll begin with small, quick collages, and gradually move on to more complex projects, as you expand and fine tune your visual acuity and expression with colorful and surprising collages.
  

Materials Fee $5 paid at beginning of class includes:

Collage papers to share
Extra glue sticks

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

• Collage papers, including the following:*
o Solid colors in a range of values, dark to very light
o Patterns in a variety of scale – teeny tiny, and great big, and everything in between
o Tone-on-tone patterns
o Images (optional) from magazines, photocopies, or other sources, on lightweight paper
o Visual textures, such as gelli plate prints
o Type in various sizes (magazine copy to headlines), from discarded books, newspapers, or magazines, or photocopies
o Any other ephemera you care to use
o Optional bits of physical texture such as corrugated or embossed papers.
• Acrylic matte medium or soft gel
• Uhu glue stick
• Brushes
• Drawing tools such as: markers, paint markers, water soluble crayons, graphite, fine tip felt pens, and pencils.
• Paper to use as a substrate: smooth medium weight paper is required. Bristol is a good choice, 9”x12” or smaller. Smooth printmaking paper cut down to small squares or rectangles (8”x10”, 9”x12”, or 8” square are good). 15 small sheets should suffice. Blick Bristol comes in pads of 15 sheets.

*You don’t need to have a ton of papers in each of these categories but check to see that you have some of each. Most of your papers should be opaque, NOT tissue paper and deli paper. Include translucent papers sparingly if you like, but don’t rely on them completely. Make sure you have some light value neutral colors – off whites, light grays, sand, beige, etc.


Rochelle Gaukel
9:00 - 4:30
Thur March 20

Soldering 101


$ 185  

 

 

In this workshop you will learn the techniques and tricks of soldering glass charms. First part is designing the charms and then we will solder out hearts out. You will learn how to solder those charming scallop bumps, as well as how to antique the shiny silver to an aged patina look.

We will be using rhinestones, buttons, glass glitter, vintage book pages, images, etc. The list goes on and on of what you can make inside your charms.

When you discover how easy these are to make, you will want to sit down and make hundreds more! This workshop is a great class for the beginner solder student.
 

Materials Fee $35 cash paid at beginning of class includes:
Glass, copper tape, papers, book pages, images, vintage papers, rhinestones, buttons, words, glass glitter, jump rings, patina. (I will have glues to use).


Supplies Needed to Bring to Class:

 

 
 


Stephanie Lee
9:00 - 4:30
Thur March 20

Un-Minimalism


$ 185  

 

Welcome, bold creators and chaos enthusiasts, to our wildly wonderful workshop where minimalism takes a backseat and maximalist magic reigns supreme! If you struggle with abstract painting, knowing what more to add or when to stop and want to freely create pieces where colors and interest explode and every inch of your canvas is alive with vibrant energy, this workshop is perfect for you! In this workshop, we’ll dive headfirst into the exhilarating realm of busy abstract art, where more is always more and composition confusion stops you no more!
Our adventure begins with embracing the beauty of complexity, layering colors, dynamic shapes, and combining it all in controlled energy. From swiping paint with carefree abandon to adding defined little marks for interest, you’ll discover the joy of filling your canvas to the brim with artistic chaos without wondering if you’re doing too much or worrying about having a focal point.
The focus will be on creating with freedom and balancing busyness with harmony. We'll explore the interplay of textures, contrasting hues, and the rhythm of overlapping forms and marks to create a small collection of exciting pieces for your walls. So, gather your brushes and your bravest ideas, and join us for a creative escapade where more is always a merry delight!
 

INSTRUCTOR WILL PROVIDE:
Extra collage fodder
Extra paint
Miscellaneous tools and supplies for group sharing and to supplement what you bring.

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

10-20 pieces of collage material for personal use. These can be magazine pages, laser or toner photocopies, scraps of fabric, salvaged 2 dimensional elements. I recommend you bring a variety of sizes that somewhat correspond to the sizes of the substrates you bring.
10 additional pieces of collage material to trade with classmates. Just stuff them in a gallon ziplock baggie or envelope and we’ll divy them up in the class.
3-7 Substrates of your choice such as canvas boards, wood panels, artist boards, scraps of masonite, craft panels, etc. in sizes that you’re comfortable traveling with (no larger than 11x14). I recommend sizes such as 5x7, 8x10, etc. Having a few to work on will give you more freedom to experiment during the workshop. Unstretched, pre-primed canvas from an art supply store will work well too.
A few of your favorite colors of acrylic paint, including a white that you like.
A small container of your favorite collage glue. I like Liquitex Soft gel matte medium.
A few of your favorite art brushes including one that is 1-2” wide.
A fine point paint pen in black and/or white
A #2 pencil
Basic art supplies such as scissors, a rag or wet wipes, apron, etc. Whatever you like to have on hand when you create.

OPTIONAL:
Heat tool/crafter’s heat gun. I will have a couple on hand but if you have your own to dry your paint faster you won’t have to wait in line to use mine.


Dina Wakley
9:00 - 4:30
Thur March 20

The Artsy Botanical


$ 185  

 

You know what I love most about creating artsy, abstract botanicals? They are easy and they always work! Join me for several different techniques to create botanicals from negative painting to printing to masking to contour drawing to collage.

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Your art journal
9x12 Watercolor or mixed media paper pad, student grade is fine (I like Cason XL). We need lots of paper to play on!
Acrylic gesso
Acrylic paints
Marking and drawing tools like Scribble Sticks, Stabilo All pencils, Neocolor IIs, Woody pencils, etc.
Spray bottle with water
Paint brushes
Wipes/paper towels/water container to wash brushes
Gel medium
Small gel plate
Your favorite stencils.
OPTIONAL One or two small canvases or wood panels, if you want to create on a substrate other than paper. Or, you can skip the canvases/panels and just work on paper. Up to you.
Plain collage paper tissue or deli paper
Scissors

Instructor will provide:
handout
stencils for sharing
collage fodder for sharing
 


Jacqueline Sullivan
9:00 - 4:30
Thur March 20

The Book of Marks


$ 185  

 

In this class students will practice mark making with acrylic inks on a full size sheet of watercolor paper. There will also be an introduction to some gesso techniques combined with some colored inks. This will then be folded and bound into a 16 page book form. Areas may then be enhanced with collage papers and other media. Students will be encouraged to write quotes in their journals with pen or a fine point permanent marker. Asemic (abstract) writing will be presented as a way to make the book more personal. Hole punching, page tearing and collaging all make this interesting book form into a work of art.


Materials Fee $15 paid at beginning of class includes shared supplies and more:

gesso
gloss polymer medium for gluing collage papers
thin collage papers
hole punches to share
Simple book stitching materials
Inktense, watercolor and graphtint pencils to share
Waxed linen thread
Needles
Dowel rod
Shoestrings
Glues
Acrylic Inks and paints

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Paint brush - 1" that is good for acrylics [JS recommends the Golden? Taklon brushes]
Water Container – 16 to 32oz size; plastic for rinsing brushes
22x30 sheet of 140 lb. watercolor paper (must be this size)
spray bottle
needle awl
metal ruler – at least 18” for tearing paper
watercolor or color pencils that you may have (instructor will hae some to share)
Quotes that you may want to write into your journal
Pencil
Scissors
Exacto knife with extra sharp blades
Glue stick
 


Fri March 21

Thomas Ashman
9:00 - 4:30
Fri March 21

Scrappy Shamans


$ 185  

 

What exactly IS a shaman? Well, basically, a shaman is an individual who has access to, and influence in, the world of benevolent (and sometimes, malevolent) spirits. They are the world's mystics who travel through altered states of consciousness in order to perceive and interact with the world beyond the physical and act as a channel of transcendental energies into this one.

In this workshop, students will attempt to capture some of the ephemeral essence of these magical beings in a relatively easy, but very well-built, and aesthetically evocative figural assemblage totem.

While chatting and discussing the different shamanic traditions from around the world, students will cut, drill and fasten wooden components to fashion a rock-solid frame, build poseable limbs, and put a cool head from a doll, an animal skull, or some other headpiece that may have meaning in your sprit world on the top. After that, I will share with you, my process for approaching all figure-building, with the hopes that I can your "artist shaman" for the day, and teach you how to use the power of the shaman to open new creative doors of endless possibility. To wrap up, we'll accessorize our shamans with some found objects, chains, charms, and/or strings of cool beads and cool stuff! Lots of room for individual expression upon the basic form here, and there are plenty of techniques to expand your skill set, as well as some new ways of thinking about how composition and construction work together in a piece of art.
 

Materials Fee $25 paid at beginning of class includes:

wood base
 dowels
 armature wire
 epoxy clay
 screws, nuts, & bolts as needed
 tape, glue, paint as needed
 an assortment of scrap fabric, trim, string, ribbon, beads, charms, found objects, and other stuff to swap and share.

 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

one skull (or a cool doll head, or other meaningful object)
a good pair of scissors for fabrics
a medium sized paintbrush,
an assortment of favorite fabric scraps, trim, string, ribbon, beads, charms, found objects, and any other mystical materials to swap and share.
 


Michelle Banton
9:00 - 4:30
Fri March 21

Beaded Suncatcher in the Round


$ 185  

 

We will create a Suncatcher out of beads, jewelry findings, wooden hoops, wire, sari ribbon and other trims. Hang it in a window, or in your studio to capture the light. 

Materials Fee $30 paid at beginning of class includes:

Beads, Hoops, ribbons and trims, jewelry findings, and wires, and chocolate. I will supply just about everything. If you have special beads you’d like to use, feel free to bring them.

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Wire cutters, jewelry pliers, your special beads (if you want to use your own) and a smile. I will have a number of jewelry tools to share, but can’t guarantee enough for everyone.


Lisa Bebi
9:00 - 4:30
Fri March 21

Characters in Mixed Media


$ 185  

 

Info to come

Materials Fee $ paid at beginning of class includes:

materials content here

 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

supplies content here


Sandra Duran Wilson
9:00 - 4:30
Fri March 21

Scribble to Structure


$ 185  

 

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. Then you will take these pieces a step further and incorporate them into a new format. Long narrow pieces, cut them up and make a new piece or even enhancing an older piece. The possibilities are unlimited. Come explore, play and learn.

Supplies Provided by Teacher 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 gun

Materials Fee $25 paid at beginning of class includes:

2 large sheets of heavy mixed media paper. Two Ampersand panels. Use of acrylic paints, acrylic medium, sponges, deli sheets, specialty papers, collage papers, plastic spreaders, skewers, materials to make stamps. I will have markers and paint pens to share.

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Golden or Liquitex Light Molding paste. Make sure it is the light molding paste, not regular.
A couple of acrylic inks.
Golden gel for gluing. I like soft gel gloss, but matt will also work.
Cosmetic wedges or sponges.
2-3 little foam rollers, stamps, ruler, pencil, a few colored pencils, palettes or plates for color mixing, 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: Azo gold, Payne’s grey, cobalt teal, white, permanent violet dark, orange, yellow-green, titanium white, black and phthalo turquoise.


 


Micah Goguen
9:00 - 4:30
Fri March 21

Wet My Plants


$ 185  

 

Join artist Micah Goguen as we layer media using basic compositions and color theory followed by stencil application, texture paste and embellishments. The theme is on native plants and templates will be provided for you. Explore two different compositions allowing you to alternate back and forth. Each participant will leave with two completed 8 x 8 works. The image is transferable so no drawing skills are required. Add your own flare by selecting your favorite colors and stencil designs. All materials are included and no previous experience is required. Guests will learn collage application, stencil application, uses of gels and pastes, principles of design and color theory.

Materials Fee $25 paid at beginning of class includes:

Materials to keep:
• (Qty 2) Ampersand 8 x 8 Gessobords
• Collage Papers
• Stencil applicators
• Image template

Materials to share:
• GOLDEN SoFlat Acrylics
• GOLDEN Light Molding Paste
• GOLDEN Heavy Gel Matte
• GOLDEN Soft Gel
• GOLDEN Fluid Acrylics
• GOLDEN High Flow Acrylics
• SilverBrush SilverSilk 88 Long Handle set
• TCW Stencils
• Paint pens
• Saral Transfer Paper
 
Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

• Paper Towels
• Apron
• Scissors (optional)
• Playful Attitude
 


Misty Mawn
9:00 - 4:30
Fri March 21

Take 30 - Painting Portraits on a (time) budget


$ 185  

 

 Ready. Set. Paint!

In this full-day class, let’s rise to the challenge of painting as many portraits as possible, each completed in 30 minutes or less! We will start by striving to master the fundamental skills of painting: precision in drawing lines, the mixing of primary colors, maintaining accurate proportions, and effectively using values to define form. Then, we’ll welcome the art of letting go by setting a timer and painting our hearts out in 30-minute painting sessions. This dynamic and playful approach not only cultivates foundational skills but also encourages creative exploration within the constraints of a limited palette and time frame.
Join me for a day of discovery and growth in portrait painting, where each session brings new insights and artistic breakthroughs!
 

Materials Fee $15 paid at beginning of class includes:

reference images + paint

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

A few drawing pencils
9” x 12” Sketch pad,
9” x 12” a Pad of Hot Press Watercolor Paper
A variety of small to medium flat and round brushes
A Container for water
Soap + a rag to clean brushes
 


Ruth Greening
9:00 - 4:30
Fri March 21

Sparkling Ridge Ring


$ 185  

 

Info to come

Materials Fee $50 paid at beginning of class includes:

materials content here

 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

supplies content here


Rochelle Gaukel
9:00 - 4:30
Fri March 21

You Were Meant to Be a Queen - A Soldered Crown


$ 185  

 

In this workshop you will create a soldered crown with the centrepiece being a cathedral arch shape glass with additional soldered square and rectangle shaped glass forming the circular front. There will be many color options and images, papers, etc. to create your special one of a kind crown. This is a fun piece to create! Let your imagination run free with this project!

Materials Fee $50 paid at beginning of class includes:

Glass, copper tape, papers and images, lamp banding, metal, buttons, rhinestones, lace, words, glass glitter, patina.

 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

supplies content here


Christie Karpiak
9:00 - 4:30
Fri March 21

Connections


$ 185  

 

In this class you will make connections with the obvious and the unexpected. You will create a variety of pieces that will be sewn together to create a beautiful, organic wall hanging using fabric, fibres, paint, carved lino prints and natural elements. What kinds of connections can you make with your materials? How do they connect to your soul? To Mother Earth? What are the unexpected connections you’ve discovered in your journey through this project that may connect to your life’s journey? What are the metaphors that may arise as you create?

Through a series of open ended techniques, you will work at your own level to experiment and explore boundaries of your materials and how they can work and affect one another; you will create a variety of works that will be cut, torn, and stitched together as a unique wall collage.

You will be gently encouraged and guided to be curious and try new things as you assemble your elements to create a visually and kinesthetically stunning and soulful piece.

 

Materials Fee  paid at beginning of class includes:

$2 (for newsprint under paper)

 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

• cotton muslin approximately 24x24 inches
• fabrics you have in your stash for extra color or texture eg) denim
• a variety of fibres eg) wool, macramé cord, embroidery floss, hemp twine
• sewing needles with an eye large enough for the fibres to pass through
• scissors (large and small)
• 4x6 inch easy to cut lino
• lino carving tool with a variety of tool sizes
• brayer
• 2-4 mixed media papers approximately 9 x12 inches each
• acrylic paints in neutral colors eg) Burnt Umber, Burnt Sienna, White, Black, Quinachrodone Gold, Yellow Ochre, Paynes Gray
• 2-3 acrylic paints in color of your choice
• acrylic inks in neutral colors eg) Payne’s Gray, Indigo, Sepia, Black, Burnt Umber
• one or two acrylic inks in color of your choice eg) Olive green, Dark green, Indigo, Prussian Blue
• brushes (a variety for inks and paints)
• gel medium
• old brush to apply gel medium
• large catalyst tool for spreading paint (or something like a bowl scraper)
• ephemera of your choice eg) twigs, bark, stones, feathers, shells, beads, wire, metal, buttons
• a large branch or twig to attach your finished piece to
• heat tool
• glass to hold water for cleaning brushes
• paper towels
• apron


Optional items:

• heavy mat gel for adhering natural elements


 


Stephanie Lee
9:00 - 4:30
Fri March 21

Nature in Abstract


$ 185  

 

Calling all abstract art lovers and nature enthusiasts! Join me in this workshop where we will highlight the natural world within the undefined realm of abstract art! We will transform simple brush strokes, additive and subtractive mark making, and the shapes of nature into surreal, dream-like masterpieces (without having to forage for the perfect elements!).
In this workshop, we’ll focus on the process of creating abstract art that captures the essence of nature’s beauty with hints and details of botanical form, within the context of abstract composition. Leaves, flowers, stones, and even the animal kingdom will serve as your muse as we create works of art that honor those bits of inspiration in a more nuanced and subtle way rather than usual.
As we delve deeper into composition in a way that gives your more freedom and fewer rules to follow, you’ll discover the art of balancing chaos and harmony to create a pleasing abstract that can be as soft and gentle or bold and intense as you want. Once your color and nature elements are committed to the canvas, you’ll have the option of encasing it all under a luminous layer of encaustic medium if you choose. By the end of our workshop, you’ll leave with a small collection of beautiful art pieces that capture the spirit of nature in its most magical form.
 

Materials Fee $5 paid at beginning of class includes:

Encaustic Medium for student use and all tools and supplies needed to work with the encaustic.
Extra paint
Miscellaneous tools and supplies for group sharing and to supplement what you bring.

 

 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

5-10 Photocopied Images. These should NOT be original photographs on photo paper but should be black and white OR color laser or toner images (not inkjet). Basic copy paper is fine and is preferred over a thick cardstock or heavier paper. I recommend you bring a variety of sizes that somewhat correspond to the sizes of the substrates you bring.
3-7 Substrates of your choice such as canvas boards, wood panels, artist boards, scraps of masonite, craft panels, etc. in sizes that you’re comfortable traveling with (no larger than 11x14). I recommend sizes such as 5x7, 6x6, etc. Having a few to work on will give you more freedom to experiment during the workshop.
A few of your favorite colors of acrylic paint, including a white that you like.
A small container of your favorite collage glue. I like Liquitex Soft gel matte medium.
A few of your favorite art brushes including one that is 1-2” wide.
A small collection of collage papers. These can be small pieces and just a few stuffed in an envelope to pull from if you want will be fine. These are different from the images you will bring and I recommend that for the collage papers you focus on patterns and color and not so much defined images.
A fine point paint pen in black and/or white
A #2 pencil
Basic art supplies such as scissors, a rag or wet wipes, apron, etc. Whatever you like to have on hand when you create.

OPTIONAL:
A few inspiration photos from nature. These can be images on your smartphone or paper that you use as reference for shape and form. Think branches, leaves, tree shapes, seed heads, flower forms, etc. Whatever has a shape that you like.
Found elements from nature such as leaves, grass seed heads, pressed flowers, etc.
Heat tool/crafter’s heat gun. I will have a couple on hand but if you have your own you won’t have to wait in line to use mine.
 


Jacqueline Sullivan
9:00 - 4:30
Fri March 21

Concertina Sketchbook with Paste Paper Covers


$ 185  

 

Create beautiful artworks in your handmade sketchbook using a unique, extendable surface. We’ll start our day making our own unique decorated cover papers for our book.
In the afternoon we’ll make our accordion (concertina) folded books This Concertina fold allows the sketchbook to be extended into a single sheet of paper almost 4 feet long. This flexible and extremely versatile format allows for personal modification of substrate size from using 4” x 6” individual sheets to working across multiple folds for panoramas and/or landscapes. With 11 continuous sheets (22 sides), these unique sketchbooks will be made from Strathmore 400 Series Watercolor Paper with a cold press watercolor surface. This paper is acid free. We will make hard covers for our sketchbook using our own paste paper covers. A ribbon closure will complete our book.
 

Materials Fee $25paid at beginning of class includes:

2 sheets cardboard or book board 6 ¼” x 4 ¼” grain long
9” x 12” Canson Mixed Media Paper (from sketch book)
Elmer’s Papier Mache Paste
Several Colors of tube acrylics
Household sponge cut to about 1½” x 2 ½”
1 yard 3/8” gross grain ribbon

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Strathmore Watercolor 400 Series Tablet sz 6” x 18” or 3 sheets of 140 lb CP watercolor paper cut to 6” x 18” grain short.
About 4 sponge brushes 1 – 1.5” in size
Bone Folder
Metal Ruler 18”
Exacto or similar knife for cutting cover pages
Cutting mat at least 12” in one direction
 Glue stick
 


Fri/Sat March 21-22

Maude May
9:00 - 4:30
Fri/Sat March 21-22

Treasured Memory Bag


$ 365  

 

Please note this project needs a sewing machine with a free motion and a zig zag foot, the venue will have a few loaner machines to share. You may bring your own if you live locally. Please be familiar with using a sewing machine.

All those photos on your phone; favorite times with friends & family, spectacular garden flowers, your first prized tomato, cherished pet(s), cooking masterpieces, stunning sunrises & sunsets and more . . . what to do with them?  Let’s stitch a Treasured Memory Bag© honoring a cherished remembrance using several of those photos that have been languishing on your photo stream. Not only do these bags commemorate something special, they are also incredibly handy for: storing yarns, organizing small trinkets, holding a gift, even corralling colored pencils, pens and a travel journal.
In this class you’ll learn the following:
• basic fabric collage
• simple quilt piecing (either with a sewing machine or by hand)
• embroidery stitches, including running stitch, French knots, stem and satin stitches
• ink jet printing of photographs on cotton or linen
• embroidery and embellishment techniques
• fabric bag and lining construction, machine sewing 

Materials Fee $20 paid at beginning of class includes:

assorted fabric scraps, threads, embroidery floss, embroidery hoops, sewing machine threads, interfacing, ink jet
printer & computer, linen & cotton fabric (for photo printing), cording or ribbon (for bag ties), detailed handouts,
chocolate & more 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

several favorite images (from phone or photo album), fabrics you’d like to include in your Treasured Memory Bag©, fabric for your bag lining (1/2 yard), cutting matt, 18”ruler, fabric scissors, thimble (if you use one), iron and ironing pad (if you have one) 


Kate Thompson
9:00 - 4:30
Fri/Sat March 21-22

Create like Gustav Klimt


$ 365  

 

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

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

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


Sat March 22

Lisa Bebi
9:00 - 4:30
Sat March 22

Paintover!


$ 185  

 

Info to come

Materials Fee $ paid at beginning of class includes:

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Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

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Jacqueline Newbold
9:00 - 4:30
Sat March 22

Secrets of Watercolor Magic


$ 185  

 

This workshop is about getting from the white of the page to a beautiful, finished painting. Jacqueline uses her scientific background to break a painting into manageable portions easy enough for beginners and fun for more advanced students. She will teach you the watercolor painting process using techniques to create depth, colorful shadows, texture, and edge control. We will start with some “How to…” For example, how to make a colorful wash and not have “mud” on your painting. How to paint a beautiful terra cotta pot filled with flowers. How to paint a textured stone wall. How to pick the right colors… We will create some watercolor magic when we combine all these “How to” into several watercolor paintings! All levels are welcome.  

Materials Fee $15 paid at beginning of class includes:

• Inks
• Extra paints
• Masa Paper
• Watercolor Sticks
• Tracing paper
• Golden Fluid acrylic paint
 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

• Top quality watercolor paints (not student grade).
• Watercolor Palette
• Watercolor brushes in a variety of sizes such as Princeton Brush & Co. Series 4050 such as a round #3, round #8, ½ inch flat, and a liner brush size #2 or #4
• Arches cold press watercolor block 9 x 12 inches or a Fabriano Watercolor Journal (available at Amazon. Note that it is advertised as a pastel block but it really is a nice watercolor paper journal.)
• Small acrylic paint brush
• Drawing pencil and kneaded eraser
• Permanent black ink pen
• Uni-ball Signo White gel pen
• Black Glaze gel pen by Sakura
• Water container
• Small cotton cloth or washcloth
• Small spray bottle
• Scissors

• A note about my favorite watercolor paints: The brands I like include Daniel Smith, Winsor Newton, Sennelier, and Holbein. These are my favorite colors: Cobalt blue, cerulean blue, French ultra-marine, permanent magenta, permanent rose, French vermilion, quinacridone red, permanent orange, new gamboge or Indian yellow, Hansa or lemon yellow, quinacridone gold, and sap green. I will have a couple extra palettes for those of you who are new to watercolor and don’t want to spend a lot of money buying paint.
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Susan Rossiter
9:00 - 4:30
Sat March 22

Abstract Expressionism


$ 185  

 

For this workshop we’ll cover a little art history around the women of Abstract Expressionism who were making bold gestures, individualized expression and improvisational effects and wreaking havoc in the mid-1940’s
I’ll have images for inspiration, and we’ll create our own pieces using some of the new GOLDEN colors. We’ll do a little excavating and mark making with tools and finally, use PanPastel colors to add subtle effects
 

Materials Fee $20 paid at beginning of class includes:

includes shared GOLDEN colors, Pastel Ground and PanPastels, use of mark making/painting tools and Silver Brush Bristlon Flat brushes. The new GOLDEN colors include Azo Gold, Napthol Pink, Isoindolinone Yellow, Naples Yellow Deep and Benzimidazolone Burnt Orange

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

2-3 substrates- canvas or wood panel (If you like working large bring 2 up to 12x16, if you like working smaller bring 3 8x8 and so on)
Your paint set
Your brushes and palette knife
Water container, rags, palette paper or paper plate

Email if you have any questions- susan.rossiter@yahoo.com
 


Misty Mawn
9:00 - 4:30
Sat March 22

Matters of the Heart


$ 185  

 

A mixed-media visual art workshop to explore the essence of the heart through journaling.

Let’s spend the day delving into the metaphorical heart to see what we can create from the exciting things we find through nostalgia, joy, longing, and most of all, love. In this one-day workshop we will begin the day by creating a simple over-sized art journal. We will then spend the remainder of our time together filling our journals with heartfelt art that evokes all the feels. We will be working with various themes of the heart while using many mediums to see what we can create.

 Materials Fee $20 paid at beginning of class includes:

Collage pack + Paint + Basic Art Journaling kit

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

24 sheet pad of Strathmore 400 Series Drawing Pad, 18"x24"
Black Stabilo Pencil
A handful of water-soluble Caran D'Ache crayons
Reg Gel Matte Medium
Glue Stick
White Gesso
A variety of small to medium flat and round brushes
A favorite love poem
A magazine for collage
A Container for water
Soap + a rag to clean brushes
 


Rochelle Gaukel
9:00 - 4:30
Sat March 22

Charmed - A Soldered Charm Necklace


$ 185  

 

Much like the charmed soldered bracelet, this necklace will have a mix of soldered charms as well as some beads and pearls and chandelier crystals.

In this workshop you will learn the different techniques and tricks of soldering glass charms. First you will design your glass charms and then we will solder them all up. These different size glass charms will all be a part of the “charmed” necklace 

Materials Fee $40 paid at beginning of class includes:

Glass, copper tape, papers, book pages, images, vintage papers, rhinestones, chandelier crystals, buttons, words, glass glitter, jump rings, chain, beads, pearls, patina. (I will have all the glues to use).

This is a good class for the beginner to soldering.
 

 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

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Christie Karpiak
9:00 - 4:30
Sat March 22

For the Love of Botanicals


$ 185  

 

Explore the beautiful and rewarding world of botanicals as you discover a variety of techniques in preserving and showcasing flowers and plants. Your creative work will be treasured in an original art journal you create and will be filled with explorations of sketching, herbariums, stencil making, art journaling, self expression, imprinting onto fabric, hand stitching, painting, staining, stamping and collaging. You will be able to make this truly your own no matter what level you are at, creating a beautifully organic treasure to take home.

 

Materials Fee  paid at beginning of class includes:

• $1 for 12x12” mylar for stencil making
• $2 for printed images
 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

• fresh and pressed flowers, leaves, plants (small enough to fit onto a 4.5 x 6” page)
• a vintage book with a spine intact (the covers should be large enough to cover 4 1/2 x 6 inch pages.
• a hammer
• scissors
• cotton muslin fabric approximately 12x12 inches
• sharp x-acto knife or sharp tool for cutting stencils and book
• heat tool
• black archival pens
• inspirational images of flowers and plants
• 2-3 spray inks-stick to darker colors
• a few watersoluable pastels
• pencil
• scrap paper for practicing sketching
• acrylic paint (a few colors plus white)
• 2-3 Tim Holtz Distress Inks
• small water sprayer
• stencil dauber (Ranger) or a triangle sponge
• acrylic ink : Sepia and Transparent Burnt Umber
• vintage postage and/or botanicals stamps (If you don’t have these, we will share with what shows up).
• paper trimmer
• 2-3 watercolor papers 9 x 12 inches each
• 2-4 pages of mixed media paper approximately 8 x 10 inches each
• waxed thread and needle for book binding
• awl for book binding (or a sharp pointy tool)
• tape: your choice of masking tape, neutral washi tape, pharmaceutical tape, book binding tape (for the book spine and for art journaling)
• needle and embroidery floss Suggested:(1-2 pinks, 1 yellow, 1-2 purples) Or choose your own.
• archival stamp pad in black or brown (or both)
• gel medium
• old brush for gel medium
• vintage text paper and/or vintage ledger paper
• poetry and/or quotes about plants and flowers
• glass jar for water to clean brushes
• paper towels
• apron

Optional items:

• latex gloves or similar (to protect hands from inks)
• pencil sharpener
• poetry about plants and flowers
• board for hammering on
 


Stephanie Lee
9:00 - 4:30
Sat March 22

Veiled Images


$ 185  

 

Welcome, dream-weavers and storytellers, to this playful workshop where the magic of encaustic medium meets memory-sparking photographs! Picture this: a realm where waxy whispers blend with captured memories, where your snapshots transform into ethereal art pieces. In this workshop, we’ll simplify the art of encaustic work to combine layers of molten wax and your favorite images to create mesmerizing dreamscapes.
We’ll start our art pieces with our favorite photographs - vintage or current, crisp or faded, full or partial - which will be added to layers of paint, simple collage, and a soft translucent veil of wax, their details glowing with an otherworldly charm. We’ll explore layering the images under wax but also fine tuning the magical technique of image wax transfers on top of the wax.
Whether it's transforming a simple snapshot into a hazy memory of a forgotten dream or crafting a fantastical narrative with multiple images, you’ll learn to infuse your artwork with a touch of magic with the most simple and personal materials. By the end of our beeswax scented workshop, you’ll leave with a collection of ethereal art pieces, each one a new story written with treasured images and the timeless, mystical medium of encaustic.
 

Materials Fee $5 paid at beginning of class 
Encaustic Medium for student use and all tools and supplies needed to work with the encaustic.
Extra paint
Miscellaneous tools and supplies for group sharing and to supplement what you bring.
 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

5-10 Images of nature. These can be magazine pages, laser or toner copies, or vintage found images. If you bring photocopies, basic copy paper is fine and is preferred over a thick cardstock or heavier paper. I recommend you bring a variety of sizes that somewhat correspond to the sizes of the substrates you bring.
3-7 Substrates of your choice such as canvas boards, wood panels, artist boards, scraps of masonite, craft panels, etc. in sizes that you’re comfortable traveling with (no larger than 11x14). I recommend sizes such as 5x7, 8x10, etc. Having a few to work on will give you more freedom to experiment during the workshop.
A few of your favorite colors of acrylic paint, including a white that you like. Be sure to have a couple of lighter colors as well so that the white space in your images will be visible.
A small container of your favorite collage glue. I like Liquitex Soft gel matte medium.
A few of your favorite art brushes including one that is 1-2” wide.
A small collection of collage papers. These can be small pieces and just a few stuffed in an envelope to pull from if you want will be ine. These are different from the nature-themed images you will bring and I recommend that for the collage papers you focus on patterns and color and not so much defined images.
 


Sandy Moore
9:00 - 4:30
Sat March 22

Fabric Collage


$ 185  

 

In this class you will create a personal, one-of-a-kind, fabric collage. I will guide you step by step through the process of fine tuning your composition and selecting your color palette. Next you will select a range of fabrics that express your personal vision. I will offer you as little or as much guidance as you want as you move through this process. Once you have assembled your fabrics you will prepare them for collaging by applying a thin layer of iron on adhesive to the wrong side of the fabric. This readies them for layering using a raw edge applique technique. Now the real fun begins! You get to play with scissors, no running of course! Cutting shapes from your fabric you can be wildly intuitive, for a loose expressionistic effect or you can be precise, relying more heavily on patterned cuts for a more detailed and realistic look. When I first began exploring fabric collage and applique, I had many frustrating experiences cutting fabric with the wrong side of the fabric facing up. I kept cutting the design in reverse. Aargh! Finally, I developed a method of creating my own pattern pieces that virtually eliminates this problem. It is quick, easy, and almost foolproof. Once you learn my system, you’ll never worry about cutting a design in reverse again. As you continue to add layers of fabric you are free to play. You can arrange shapes, rearrange shapes, and move them around again until your inner critic finally goes “Yes! I’ve nailed it”. My goal is for you will leave class with a finished collage. You can leave it as is or add an additional layer of detail and texture with free motion sketch stitching or add additional color with acrylics. Either way, you will have an original work of fabric art that can be mounted to hang on the wall, turned into a pillow, or incorporated into any sewing project

Materials Fee $25 paid at beginning of class includes:

Inspiration Patterns
Sketch Paper
Tracing paper
Pencil & Eraser
Scotch tape
Selection of fabrics
Steam a Seam 2 Lite – Iron on fabric adhesive
Variety of acrylic pens and pencils
Silicone mat
Irons and ironing boards – to share
Variety of acrylic pens and pencils

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Minimum of 6 fat quarters of fabric that would make good flower petal or leaf colors. They can be prints, batiks or solids. There will be an opportunity to exchange pieces of your fabric for fabric from other class participants to extend your fabric choices.
1 fat quarter in a more neutral or contrasting color, something that might work as a background for your collage.
Fabric scissors
Paper Scissors

Optional:
Additional fabric
Project design sized to 8x10 or 11x14
 


Jacqueline Sullivan
9:00 - 4:30
Sat March 22

Gellin’ – New ways with Gel Printing


$ 185  

 

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

Materials Fee $20 paid at beginning of class includes:

All gel press plates, some basic papers, paints and many tools will be provided

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

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


Jody Alexander
9:00 - 4:30
Sat March 22

Stitched Photo Collage


$ 185  

 

Stitching adds texture, dimension, and a wonderful tactile quality to art pieces. In this workshop students will make a collage using old or new photos, book pages, found papers, fabric, and stitching. Embroidery and mending techniques will be taught and used as both function and embellishment in this workshop. A photo will be the focal point of your collage and it will be combined with paper ephemera, fabric scraps, "found words", mark making, and stitching to create a rich and textured story. The finished product can be a card, a page for an artist's book, or a masterpiece ready for framing!

Materials Fee $10 paid at beginning of class includes:

Muslin for collage substrate; fabric scraps; Pearl Cotton thread; embroidery thread; book pages; paper ephemera; glue stick

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Students will need the following tools: exacto knife, scissors, needles, pins, ruler or straight edge for cutting or tearing papers, and some kind of cutting mat or protection for your work surface.
Students will need the following materials: fabric scraps, photos (old or new, original or print outs), paper ephemera (book pages, sheet music, graph paper, etc.), a variety of threads, mark making materials of your choice (pencils, pens, water colors, etc.)
Using recycled materials, and things you have on hand, is encouraged!
 


Ruth Greening
9:00 - 4:30
Sat March 22

Chain Gang


$ 185  

 

Info to come

Materials Fee $50 paid at beginning of class includes:

materials content here

 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

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Sat AM March 22

Micah Goguen
9:00 - 12:00
Sat AM March 22

Expressions in Pastel


$ 100  

 

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

Materials Fee $20 paid at beginning of class includes:

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

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

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


Sat Eve March 22

Micah Goguen
6:30 - 9:30
Sat Eve March 22

Expressive Self Portrait


$ 100  

 

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

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

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

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

• Paper Towels
• Willingness
• Enthusiasm

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Cindy Lohbeck
6:30 - 9:30
Sat Eve March 22

Dot! Dot! Dot!


$ 100  

 

Whether your approach is mindful precision or Wabi Sabi, let the dots fall where they may! We are going to kick it up this year by including dimensional dots with a little extra sparkle, and explore the idea of adding a few embellishments! Let's mix our perfect palette of textile paint and find our dotting groove. Mandalas and so much more.

Materials Fee $50 paid at beginning of class includes:

Black or White high quality "pfd" cotton fabric
Access to pearlescent paint, transparent paint,
and opaque paint - all for fabric
All mixing cups and spoons
Set of Fabric Dotting Rods
Set of Fabric Detailed Dotting Tools
Set of 3 sizes gridded layout stencils 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Freezer paper, chalk pencil or taylors pencil (fine point)
Plastic Bin with lid - apx. 24" x 16" x 6"
Package of Baby Wipe 


Sun March 23

Helene Knott
9:00 - 4:30
Sun March 23

Confetti Forest Collage


$ 185  

 

Please note this project needs a sewing machine with a free motion and a zig zag foot, the venue will have a few loaner machines to share. You may bring your own if you live locally. Please be familiar with using a sewing machine.

In this class you will explore a fabric collage technique called confetti. This collage method employs chopped and shredded fabric to create a scene in a freestyle mosaic style, the subject matter will be a forest scene. Each student can choose their own color scheme – from spring and summer colors, to autumn or winter to create a unique restful forest glade. Or go for wild, surrealistic colors if that is your fancy. You might even turn your forest glade into a lush garden with the addition of a cottage, arbor, or garden wall if you choose. 

Materials Fee $30 paid at beginning of class includes:

Rectangle of background fabric with batting and backing, an assortment of fabrics to chop into confetti and tree trunks, fusible web (for tree trunks) and fusing powder (for confetti), zipper bags to store confetti, tulle, and thread.

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

• Craft Scissors: With sharp blades to cut fine details. I prefer the Fiskars Easy Action 6” spring loaded scissors or the Karen Kay Buckley Perfect 6” scissors. These will be used on paper/adhesive backed fabric so bring a pair you don’t mind using for this.
• Large fabric shears: The confetti is faster and easier to cut with large sewing shears. This will involve lots of cutting so a pair of 10” Fiskars Easy Action spring loaded shears makes the task easier but any heavy duty large sewing shears will do. Make sure they are sharp.
• A medium sized rotary cutting mat or similarly sized panel of stiff cardboard.
• Miscellaneous fine-tuning/arranging tools (optional): These can include tweezers, a bamboo skewer, and/or an old soft toothbrush or artist’s brush. These tools can help you move and reposition confetti and tree trunks around to tweak your composition.
• Novelty prints (optional): If you have fabrics printed with medium/large sized cottages or cabins, wildlife like deer or bears, garden theme elements like a fountain, garden furniture or garden artifacts… I will have a few random novelty prints you can share, or you can leave out these details and stick to a peaceful forest glade.


Jesse Reno
9:00 - 4:30
Sun March 23

Ancient Faces - Experimental Painting


$ 185  

 

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 techniqes we will carve imagery into - ez carve printing blocks, and experiment with mono printing. allowing us to print the imagery in a variety of ways. its more about the way we print the image then the complexity of the carving. in most cases the simpiler 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 imediate keeping things fun and moving forward.

These techniques and concepts work perfectly in connection with any of my other painting methods. So if youve 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

In this  video I explain my ideas and motivation while painting. if you ever wanted to take a class with me this video will give you a good idea of how I teach and think about painting.

https://www.facebook.com/521281040/videos/10158785508571041/

This 6 minute video shows me painting a 8x12 ft mural from start to finish in time lapse with text explaining my ideas while creating the piece

https://youtu.be/3stwcQrO8ts

to see over 3000 examples of my work and to find out more check out my site - www.jessereno.com

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

large sheets of 100lb bristol paper
non toxic acrylic paint
ez cut printing blocks
carving tools
 

Supplies Needed to Bring to Classs

a mix of brushes - nothing fancy you can bring what you have on hand or cheap brushes will do fine i generally dont spend more than 3$ on a brush
you should b ring at least
1 - flat brush 1/2in-1in
1 fan brush
1 ship brush 1-2in

oil pastels craypas work great and are super cheap
small pack of 8
 
 


Dianne Westerlund
9:00 - 4:30
Sun March 23

Beginners Journal Making


$ 185  

 

This class is a beginners journal making class. We will make a simple soft cover , 3 hole pamphlet stitch journal, and then decorate it into a beautiful gorgeous chunky journal, that is as functional as it is pretty, ( we will use ephemera, lace , trim , ribbon, specialty and pretty papers.
This is not a junk journal, but a keepsake journal with lots of blank pages for writing.
Make it a gratitude journal or a book for events, notes or poetry, it's totally up to you.
Once you see how easy it is to make a journal, you'll want to make more then one in this class.......How about a theme journal, to hold whatever you can think of, or a mini book for your purse.
As time permits, I will encourage you to experiment with different
themes and sizes , so that you leave at the end of the day with an assortment of lovely handmade journals.
After we have made our first journal with step by step instructions, and all supplies included in the class fee, I will have additional / optional ( low cost ) themed kits available for purchase.
So..... make one or make a few, it's up to you, everyone works at thier own pace in this class.
 

Materials Fee $25 paid at beginning of class includes:

cardstock for journal cover
specialty paper for pages to share
awl to punch holes
wax linen thread and needle for binding
glue stick and glue
scoring tool

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

paper cutter
matt
scissors
bone folder

 

THIS IS OPTIONAL
 Bring to class pretty lace, ribbon, and additional ephemera that you might want to include in your jour
( this is optional, as I will also have these items for you )
 


Misty Mawn
9:00 - 4:30
Sun March 23

Making an Impression (with Gouache) 


$ 185  

 

Painting everyday life

Join me for a one-day workshop inspired by the masters of light, color, and perception! Drawing from the techniques of Impressionist artists like Monet, Renoir, and Cézanne, we'll explore methods to create our own masterpieces using Gouache paint. During our time together, we will focus on capturing everyday life and the ephemeral interplay of light and color, using brushstrokes to emulate the artistic vision that defined this visionary art movement.

Materials Fee $10 paid at beginning of class includes:

reference images + sketchbook

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

A few drawing pencils
A set of Gouache Paints
A handful of water-soluble Caran D'Ache crayons
Medium size pad of Hot Press Watercolor Paper
A variety of small to medium flat and round watercolor brushes
A Container for water
Rag to clean brushes
 


Rochelle Gaukel
9:00 - 4:30
Sun March 23

Let's Play With Dolls


$ 185  

 

A SOLDERED SHRINE WITH A VINTAGE RESIN DOLL OR A RESIN MARY MADONNA STATUE

This is a fun mixed media class with all the fun things. You will be making the arch shaped shrine and then collaging it with a mix of different papers. Then we will be embellishing the shrine with some soldered trim.

You will have your choice of either a vintage reproduction resin doll or a vintage reproduction Mary statue. I pour these molds up myself and will have them available in your kits. You will paint your pieces and you will have the choice of antiquing it with some dark wax, or not.

This is great for the beginner to soldering.
 

Wood base, poster board, cardboard, papers, copper tape, resin figurine, glass glitter, use of paints, rhinestones, dark wax, patina.

 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

supplies content here


Christie Karpiak
9:00 - 4:30
Sun March 23

Awe & Authenticity


$ 185  

 

Create mixed media pieces on wooden substrates, layered with original papers, encaustic medium, and natural elements, combined with fibres, woven elements and ephemera of your choice. You will create original papers to build collage layers that support natural elements such as twigs, bark, stones, feathers, shells and metal. You will explore how fabric and wool fibres find their place amongst these collaged pieces, while having a go at adding some encaustic medium to some of your works. You will be encouraged to work intuitively throughout this class as you connect with your soul and with Mother Earth. You will be encouraged to approach your work with curiosity, exploration and a sense of awe and wonder. Create at your own level and use your own creativity while being gently guided to truly make these pieces unique and authentically yours.

Materials Fee paid at beginning of class includes:

$5 for encaustic medium and brushes
$2 (for newsprint under paper)

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

• 4-6 wooden substrates. These could be flat wood panels or cradled wood panels. Choose the size you want to work with, such as 4x4”, 6x6” 8x8”. It is your choice. (If you don’t have room to bring the wood, you can make the project and then adhere it onto the wood or into a frame at home).
• a variety of fibres eg) wool, macramé cord, embroidery floss, hemp twine
• sewing needles with an eye large enough for the fibres to pass through
• scissors
• cotton muslin approximately 24x24 inches or 36x36 inches, depending on how big you’re working.
• fabrics you have in your stash that might give interesting texture
• 6-8 water color papers approximately 9 x12 inches each
• acrylic paints in neutral colors eg) Burnt Umber, Burnt Sienna, White, Black, Quinachrodone Gold, Yellow Ochre
• one or two acrylic paints in color of your choice eg) blue, green
• acrylic inks in neutral colors eg) Payne’s Gray, Indigo, Sepia, Black, Burnt Umber, Raw Sienna (your choice)
• one or two acrylic inks in color of your choice eg) Olive green, Dark green, Indigo, Prussian Blue (your choice)
• brushes (a variety of sizes-some for inks and watercolors, some for acrylics)
• pastels (colors that lend themselves to your paints and inks)
• pencils
• charcoal pencil
• gel medium
• old brush to apply gel medium
• plastic card
• large catalyst tool for spreading paint (or something like a bowl scraper)
• ephemera of your choice eg) twigs, bark, stones, feathers, shells, beads, wire, metal
• natural mark making tools like twigs (for scraping into paint)
• heat tool
• glass to hold water for cleaning brushes
• paper towels
• apron

Optional items:

• heavy gel medium to adhere natural elements
• water color paints (choose colors that lend themselves to the acrylic paints)


 


Cindy Lohbeck
9:00 - 4:30
Sun March 23

Club Indigo


$ 185  

 

We will start the day by mixing a vat of real indigo dye and setting aside to bloom. While it is doing its magical thing, we will twist, tie, clamp, scrunch and stich some amazing traditional shibori patterns. After lunch we will dip, dye and delight in your one-of-a-kind indigo dyed fabric. Expect to learn several styles of shibori and walk away with a great stash!

 

Materials Fee $80 paid at beginning of class includes:

Fabric, dye, dye tubs, fixatives, various reusable shibori tools for the fun.

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Wooden Clothespins
Plastic Hangers (3 or 4)
Plastic bin for transporting
Four 4" plastic Spring Clamps (from the hardware store)
Bar of Ivory Soap (must be ivory)
Rubber Gloves (house scrubbing gloves)
 


Jacqueline Sullivan
9:00 - 4:30
Sun March 23

On the Horizon


$ 185  

 

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

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

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

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

Student should bring:

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


Jody Alexander
9:00 - 4:30
Sun March 23

Mending as Utility and Embellishment


$ 185  

 

Mending techniques are used to repair and strengthen garments and other textile items. But, when left visible the repairs are also decorative and add texture, line, color, and can be quite charming! The techniques can also be used in paper and textile art pieces. In this workshop students will create a sampler of mending techniques seen in Japanese and French textiles. After learning the techniques we will move on to repairing, or embellishing a garment or other textile item of your choice. Each student will bring an item that needs repair, or embellishing, and will apply one or more of the mending techniques learned in the class.

The instructor will bring items from her collection of mended textiles for inspiration. Students should bring a textile item that has a worn area that needs re-enforcing, a hole or tear that requires repair, a stain that needs covering, or an item that simply could use some stitcherly embellishment. This can be pants, a dress, a shirt or skirt, a table cloth, curtain, or other textile item.

Materials Fee $10 paid at beginning of class includes:

Fabric for the sampler
Fabric scraps for patching
Pearl cotton thread and embroidery thread

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Scissors
Thread snips
needles
Pins
Materials:
A textile item to repair or embellish
Fabric scraps
Thread you may want to use
 


Sun AM March 23

Lulu Murakami Moonwood
9:00 - 12:00
Sun AM March 23

Sweet Dreams and Moonbeams Poppets


$ 100  

 

Please note this project needs a sewing machine with a free motion and a zig zag foot, the venue will have a few loaner machines to share. You may bring your own if you live locally. Basic sewing machine skills required.

This spirited sachet doll is intended to help you find your way to the astral realm or at least bring you sweet dreams. This is a relaxed class of sewing, a bit of painting, and instilling our intent into a simple but powerful little poppet.  

Materials Fee $10 paid at beginning of class includes:

All materials provided for one poppet. If you are a speedy seamstress, you may bring your own favorite quilting cotton or cotton batik to make or start another, about a quarter yard.
I will also bring scissors, but you may prefer to bring your own fabric cutting scissors.
Also note: Dried herbs and essential oils will be used in this project. If you have scent sensitivities/allergies this class is may not be a good choice for you.


Sun/Sun Eve March 23

Jacqueline Newbold
9:00 - 4:30 & 6:30-9:30
Sun/Sun Eve March 23

Visions of Tuscany


$ 285  

 

Join the fun with this watercolor workshop staycation to Tuscany! Italy is full of wonderful scenes to paint: windows draped with colorful flower boxes, old textured stone walls, charming doorways, lively café scenes, and rolling hills of vineyards. Imagine we are on vacation painting our way through the warm Tuscan sunshine. With a few watercolors and art supplies, you will be ready to capture memories of your imaginary journeys colorfully and uniquely. You will create a lasting memory of your travel adventures by painting watercolor paintings and adding mixed media. Jacqueline will share her favorite techniques for preparing pages for adding collected ephemera and treasured items while traveling to your art journal. This will be a great way to learn techniques that you can use to create a watercolor art journal while on any adventure. All levels are welcome. Ciao Bella!

Materials Fee $20 paid at beginning of class includes:

• Inks
• Extra paints
• Masa Paper
• Tracing paper
• Golden Fluid acrylic paint
• Black and white gesso
• Office supplies for mixed media
• Texture makers
• Artist tape
• Stencils
• Rubber stamps
 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

• Top quality watercolor paints (not student grade).
• Watercolor Palette
• Watercolor brushes in a variety of sizes such as Princeton Brush & Co. Series 4050 such as a round #3, round #8, ½ inch flat, and a liner brush size #2 or #4
• Arches cold press watercolor block 9 x 12 inches or a Fabriano Watercolor Journal (available at Amazon. Note that it is advertised as a pastel block but it really is a nice watercolor paper journal.)
• Small acrylic paint brush
• Drawing pencil and kneaded eraser
• Permanent black ink pen
• Uni-ball Signo White gel pen
• Black Glaze gel pen by Sakura
• Water container
• Small cotton cloth or washcloth
• Small spray bottle
• Scissors

• A note about my favorite watercolor paints: The brands I like include Daniel Smith, Winsor Newton, Sennelier, and Holbein. These are my favorite colors: Cobalt blue, cerulean blue, French ultra-marine, permanent magenta, permanent rose, French vermilion, quinacridone red, permanent orange, new gamboge or Indian yellow, Hansa or lemon yellow, quinacridone gold, and sap green. I will have a couple extra palettes for those of you who are new to watercolor and don’t want to spend a lot of money buying paint.

 

  


Sun/Mon March 23-24

Lisa Bebi
9:00 - 4:30
Sun/Mon March 23-24

Intro Into Encaustics


$ 365  

 

Info to come

Materials Fee $ paid at beginning of class includes:

materials content here

 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

supplies content here


Micah Goguen
9:00 - 4:30
Sun/Mon March 23-24

Envisioning Vistas


$ 365  

 

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

Materials Fee $25 paid at beginning of class includes:

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

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

• Apron (optional)
• Paper Towels
 


Kate Thompson
9:00 - 4:30
Sun/Mon March 23-24

Talisman Pouches


$ 365  

 

In this class we will create these unique pouches inspired by the Talisman pouches I bought in Morocco. They can be adorned as a neck piece or wall hanging. They include a special pouch we will make to put those special treasures.
I will show you how to construct the bag like the original. I will also show you how to sculpt a mini mask using paper clay. Other techniques to adorn the pouches will be demonstrated:
Embroidery, painting, distressing the fabric to age it, applying dark wax to the fabric to look like old, distressed leather.
 

Materials Fee $15 paid at beginning of class includes:

Waxed linen
Needle
Leather cord
Dark cold wax
 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

1 yard of medium weight fabric ( white or off-white)

16 oz of paperclay=- link attached
https://www.dickblick.com/items/creative-paperclay-16-oz/?clicktracking=true&wmcp=pla&wmcid=items&wmckw=33230-1006&country=us&currency=usd&gad_source=1&gclid=CjwKCAjwjqWzBhAqEiwAQmtgTwhh9g_RNe4BuZ1sY_NKdzRvrDMQ_xWlrKGhi0AHfl-hrrms9CmFuhoCe6YQAvD_BwE


Sculpting tools see link
https://www.amazon.com/Cynamed-Stainless-Spatula-Chisel-Sculpting/dp/B085RSPYVQ/ref=sr_1_18_sspa?crid=3JDQVVY9OIBE2&dib=eyJ2IjoiMSJ9.ABuwm0HjjPEht9UO0l4EjJ4-EvHthUEAl3x65HWq1_MtVgBYw0hgpibDm0-c0HPMxad1qCj744NTKUMAI1C8XX-yEWm3JA19CdWGyDSV3rkN0B1hhLOGn16rieejbErYI0QczsEDN3h67Bp1FcHWx9yjwdakivO3Q52Xn1jw9iCVQivsJ6QC8LP3zLlMuCMed5iKSRxMdJYW3cFE-07xhxnA7ot9gvynNIpUfTjNzUFXkJ4zYZNxgIV7GKZftICOc-Jm5MYSiV2CZl1CEicFcCzaY2izCqESXXNBqxOb3Sk.CaHeSWP-s44-gD7dn13x9yV_AdzYq2gZr9ZLcPGnvuo&dib_tag=se&keywords=mini%2Bsculpting%2Btools%2Bfor%2Bpaperclay&qid=1718224887&sprefix=mini%2Bsculpting%2Btools%2Bfor%2Bpaperclay%2Caps%2C100&sr=8-18-spons&sp_csd=d2lkZ2V0TmFtZT1zcF9tdGY&th=1

Acrylic paint ( red, yellow, blue, titanium white) craft paints are not good for this project
Watercolors - variety of colors

 1/4 angular brush see link
https://www.dickblick.com/items/princeton-select-synthetic-brush-angle-shader-short-handle-size-14/?clicktracking=true&wmcp=pla&wmcid=items&wmckw=06381-4014&country=us&currency=usd&gad_source=1&gclid=CjwKCAjwjqWzBhAqEiwAQmtgTz2ZOXruMa8S6gHmb-edtiWUn0P_y2jFhjxIU6KdEJZOu_fxBR3BsRoCSSIQAvD_BwE

Matte medium
Scissors
Embroidery floss and needle
 


Mon March 24

Michelle Banton
9:00 - 4:30
Mon March 24

Free-Motion Florals


$ 185  

 

Please note this project needs a sewing machine with a free motion and a zig zag foot, the venue will have a few loaner machines to share. You may bring your own if you live locally. Please be familiar with using a sewing machine.

Yes, YOU can use a sewing machine! I promise! Create a floral design, then free motion stitch it to show off the design. The squiggles and lines MAKE the design. No precision work

Materials Fee $30 paid at beginning of class includes:

All fabrics, fusible web, patterns, substrate. I will supply just about everything.

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Scissors, black thread, and a smile! If you have any special fabrics that you want to use, feel free to bring them.


Helene Knott
9:00 - 4:30
Mon March 24

The Green Man (or Woman) Collage


$ 185  

 

The Green Man is an iconic figure that appears in a number of ancient cultures but is most often associated with Celtic lore and mythology. He is the male equivalent and consort of Mother Nature and is portrayed as a virile male whose flowing locks of head and facial hair are represented by leaves and botanical elements. Sometimes he bears antlers on his head and in some imagery birds may be nesting in his bounteous foliage. For this project, you will create your own Green Man or Woman, starting with a base facial image and embellishing it with botanical elements fussy cut from nature and botanical fabric prints. Ultimately, the fabric collage will need to be finished with stitching, but in class we will focus on composing and fusing the collage so a sewing machine will not be needed for this class.

Materials Fee $30 paid at beginning of class includes:

a facial portrait base (see note below), an assortment of botanical prints to use for collage, fusible web

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

• Craft Scissors: With sharp blades to cut fine details. I prefer the Fiskars 6” Easy Action spring loaded scissors or the Karen Kay Buckley Perfect 6” scissors. These will be used on paper/adhesive backed fabric so bring a pair you don’t mind using for this.
• Teflon Applique pressing sheet (Optional): These non-stick sheets protect an iron and board from stray adhesive and allow you to create fabric collage compositions prior to adhering them to the project.

NOTE: The kit will include a basic generic ‘face’ template printed on light colored fabric on which you will build your collage. If you wish to make a custom face, you can print one on pre-treated fabric sheets designed to go through a computer printer. There are many brands available but the one called ‘Printed Treasures’ and the one marketed by June Tailor, give the best results. Some interesting alternatives students might bring are:
• A photograph (head and shoulders) self portrait or portrait of a loved one or friend, perhaps even a beloved pet, printed on fabric (there are a variety of pre-treated fabrics designed to go through a computer printer but the one called ‘Printed Treasures’ and the one marketed by June Tailor, give the best results).
• Likewise, you can crop and print a portrait from a famous painting onto fabric to collage over. Think of paintings like the Mona Lisa, an image of Frida Kahlo, one of the classical medieval icons of a saint, or one of Picasso’s cubist modern portraits… let your imagination soar.

These printed images will be limited to an 8 ½” x 11” sheet as that is the size these commercially pre-treated fabrics come. An image that is printed full on, face forward will be easier to collage than one in profile or a face canted at an angle.
 


Jacqueline Newbold
9:00 - 4:30
Mon March 24

Chasing Butterflies, Birds, and Flowers


$ 185  

 

In this workshop, Jacqueline will teach you various artistic ways to use watercolor paints with water-soluble and permanent inks to create various paintings of butterflies, birds, and flowers. Using a unique Japanese paper, we will create loose and colorful watercolor paintings. It is the perfect substrate for embellishing by adding inks, acrylic paints, rubber stamps, other creative mixed media objects, and added elements. Choosing your favorite masterpiece, we will finish by adhering it to wooden board creating a finished painting that can be mounted and showcased on the wall! All levels are welcome.  

Materials Fee $25 paid at beginning of class includes:

• Wood panel
• Masa paper
• Inks
• Rubber stamps
• Tracing paper
• Golden Fluid acrylic paint
• Acrylic gel medium
• Quotes
• Palette knives
• Extra paints
• Watercolor Sticks
• Tracing paper
 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

• Top quality watercolor paints (not student grade).
• Watercolor Palette
• Watercolor brushes in a variety of sizes such as Princeton Brush & Co. Series 4050 such as a round #3, round #8, ½ inch flat, and a liner brush size #2 or #4
• Small acrylic paint brush
• Drawing pencil and kneaded eraser
• Permanent black ink pen
• Uni-ball Signo White gel pen
• Water container
• Small cotton cloth or washcloth
• Small spray bottle
• Scissors
• Exacto knife

• A note about my favorite watercolor paints: The brands I like include Daniel Smith, Winsor Newton, Sennelier, and Holbein. These are my favorite colors: Cobalt blue, cerulean blue, French ultra-marine, permanent magenta, permanent rose, French vermilion, quinacridone red, permanent orange, new gamboge or Indian yellow, Hansa or lemon yellow, quinacridone gold, and sap green. I will have a couple extra palettes for those of you who are new to watercolor and don’t want to spend a lot of money buying paint.

• Optional: Your favorite rubber stamps and ink pads, Sharpie oil-based paint pens or other colored markers, ribbons


  


Lulu Murakami Moonwood
9:00 - 4:30
Mon March 24

Oracle Cards


$ 185  

 

I see some unique and beautiful oracle cards for self-reflection and inspiration in your future. This class will introduce you to some techniques for creating your own mixed media oracle cards, including gelli plate printing and stenciling. Card size will be approximately 3 x 5, and the number you complete in class depends on how speedy you are. Kit will include enough materials for six cards.

Materials Fee $10 paid at beginning of class includes:

All materials (other than listed below)and tools will be provided

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Please bring archetypal imagery that is personally meaningful to you. Other ephemera you’d like to include may be useful, too. Please bring scissors.


Rochelle Gaukel
9:00 - 4:30
Mon March 24

Through the Looking Glass


$ 185  

 

A SOLDERED WALL HANGING WITH THE VINTAGE MIRROR LOOK

With the vintage mirror glass technique applied to glass, we will be creating a wall hanging that has square, rectangle and diamond shaped beveled glass.

You will create the collaged image, etc. under the mirror glass, add any other embellishments, and then we will solder the wall hanging using the stamped solder technique.

This is great for the beginner to soldering.
 

Materials Fee $50 paid at beginning of class includes:

Beveled glass shapes (square, diamond, rectangle), metal flashing, papers, vintage images, words, glass glitter, buttons, rhinestones, patina, rubber stamps to use, wire, jump rings.

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

supplies content here


Christie Karpiak
9:00 - 4:30
Mon March 24

Soulful Expressions


$ 185  

 

Do you want to create freely and uninhibited? Do you want to throw that inner critic away and find joy and play in your art practice? Do you want to feel safe in trying new things you strive to expand your creative works?

This class lets you fully and freely express yourself with your art materials so you may experience pure joy as you become brave and bold in your art work, exploring what is. You will be gently guided and encouraged to try new things, to be brave, to make bold moves, and to feel completely free to authentically create from your soul. You will work both big and small, creating works on paper and in your art journal. You will find new ways to use the materials you already have as you engage in work that will make your creativity and heart flourish. Your works will become mini paintings, expressions and stories of yourself and where you are in your journey. You will not only take home beautiful, soulful works that can be used as inspiration for more, but you will also take away rich experiences that will influence your creativity.

 

Materials Fee $ paid at beginning of class includes:

$42 (for large watercolor paper substrates)
$2 (for newsprint under paper)

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:
• acrylic paints (colors of your choice)
• brushes, a variety of sizes
• acrylic inks - include black, some neutrals or metallics and a few other colors of your choice
• gel medium
• old brush for applying gel medium
• mixed media paper (2-4 sheets, approximately 9 x12”)
• archival tissue paper, approximately 4-6 sheets
• text paper
• plastic card
• brayer
• mark making tools (in a variety of sizes - can be anything from catalyst tools , fan brush to nature tools like twigs and feathers)
• pencils
• charcoal pencil or charcoal
• pastels
• catalyst tool for spreading paint (or something like a bowl scraper)
• scissors
• heat tool
• paper towels
• glass for holding water to clean your brushes
• apron

Optional items:

• Fixative if you’re using pastels or charcoal and you don’t want them to smudge. (I recommend Spectra Fix as it is non toxic and doesn’t have fumes).
 


Sandy Moore
9:00 - 4:30
Mon March 24

Coloring Fabrics with Acrylics


$ 185  

 

Having just the right fabric to work with makes your fabric collage, quilt or sewing project so much more fun! But finding that perfect piece of fabric isn’t always easy. Earlier in my career, I dyed my fabric with fiber reactive dyes and I loved the process of seeing the dye move through the fabric and create rich saturated color. It was easy to create the perfect fabric. But fiber reactive dyes have a down side. They are easily airborne and toxic in nature. Today I work from a small studio in my home and both safety and space considerations rule out the use of dye. When looking for an alternative, I discovered acrylics designed to work specifically with fabric; acrylic inks, fluid, blocks and pencils. They are a wonderful substitute for dye. In this class you will be coloring cotton fabric using acrylics that are perfectly suited to the challenge. You will explore a variety of techniques to create both patterned, solid, and batik-like fabric. You will create fabric bundles in 2 analogous colorways of your choice and you will leave class with a variety of related fabrics in a cohesive palette ready for your next project. You will love working with the one-of-a-kind fabrics you have created. It’s a great way to elevate any project.
 

Materials Fee $25 paid at beginning of class includes:

PFD (prepared for dying) Fabric
Jacquard Dye-na-Flow
Liquitex Acrylic Ink
Derwent Inktense Blocks
Derwent Inktense Pencils
Golden Fluid Acrylics
Waterproof Working Surface
Jacquard No Flow
Salt
Foam Brushes
Bristle Brushes
Gloves
Cotton Swabs
Paper Towels
Iron and Ironing Board

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Apron and/or paint clothes

Optional:
Acrylic Inks, pencils or blocks
Brushes
Texture making materials; for example, plastic screen, corrugated plastic, small flat objects.
Stencils
 


Jacqueline Sullivan
9:00 - 4:30
Mon March 24

Framed Wall Hanging


$ 185  

 

Deli paper - we've all tried it! But you've probably never done the things with it that we will do in this class. Students will learn to shave pastels, add metallic powders and thin asian papers to their collage papers. Highflow acrylics will be used to add abstract writing as well as Pollock like drips and splashes. We will create a huge pile of collage papers! We will then choose our favorites and build a framable abstract collage. Frames will be build using plexiclass and copper tape. You'll learn a lot about acrylic paints and mediums in the process and go home with a finished product and lots of papers for future use!

Materials Fee $35 paid at beginning of class includes:

? Deli Paper
? Cardboard
? Pastels and powders
? Acrylic Paints and mediums
? Asian Papers
? Plexiglass and Copper tapes for trim
? Bead trim
? Misc images
? Stamps and stencils to share
? Palettes

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

? Paint brush - 1" that is good for acrylics
? Water Container – 16 to 32oz size; plastic
? Misc flst collage elements, images, etc. (optional)
? Hair Dryer (if you can manage)


Jody Alexander
9:00 - 4:30
Mon March 24

Print and Stitch: Stencil Printing and Embroidery of Fabric


$ 185  

 

Learn to create and incorporate your own imagery and mark making into your fiber arts projects. In this workshop students will learn how to create and print with stencils on fabric, and then embroider on top of the printing to create layered and textured art pieces. Patterns, imagery, words and number can all be printed and embroidered. The techniques and skills learned can be applied to textile, paper art, and book art pieces. Students will learn how to cut and print stencils, and will learn a number of embroidery stitches. Your finished piece will be richly layered and unique to you.

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

Cotton/Linen fabric for front of piece (12 x 12)
Muslin fabric for backing (12 x 12)
Stencil material
Printing inks
Pearl Cotton thread and Embroidery thread
 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

pencil
exacto knife
scissors
thread snips
needles
pins

Optional items:
Threads and fabrics you may want to work with and incorporate into your project