Portland, OR 2021 Art and Soul Workshops

Workshop Details

Saturday June 19

Kim Baise
9:00 - 4:30
Saturday June 19

Papier Mache Workshop


$ 170  

 

Join artist Kim Baise as she walks us through her unique papier mache process, creating beauty from trash. You’ll learn the fundamentals of papier mache that can be used to create custom ornaments, baby mobiles, wall art, standing sculptures and much more. The sky’s the limit! No experience is needed. Get ready to get messy! Bring along an apron if you’d like. All materials will be provided.

Supplies Needed to Bring for Class: scissors

Optional items: newsprint, small boxes, toilet paper rolls, fine paint brush for detailing

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Ingrid Dijkers
9:00 - 4:30
Saturday June 19

Gel Print Binder Journal


$ 170  

 

We all love gel printing … and we all have stacks of beautiful prints. This is the perfect project to use and show case some of those prints. You will be provided with a 7” X 9” ring binder containing a few boxboard pages to get you started. This is my favorite journal format to begin with and adding gel prints takes it up another level. I can’t seem to stop making them! I’m sure you’ll agree after making one of your own.
See website for more photos WWW.IngridDijkers.com

Materials Fee $5 paid at beginning of class includes:

Binder
Use of materials

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

8 or 9 gel print (or paste paper) pages that work well together
Scissors
Elmer’s glue or Matte Gel Medium
½” or 1 “ utility brush as found at Home Depot brush

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


Roxanne Padgett
9:00 - 4:30
Saturday June 19

Collection or Obsession?


$ 170  

 

Some call it collecting, accumulating, or gathering, some call it obsession. Creative people love to surround themselves and draw inspiration from our stash of treasures. Inspiration for this book comes from one of my many collections, tiny doll parts. But the book can be created with any theme in mind.
We will first make layered mixed media papers for the book cover and pages using several techniques, painting, drawing, stenciling, stamps and more. Additionally participants will learn and make molds, small parts and pieces, beads from Sclupoty clay. The book will be completed in class and then you can continue adding to your collection at your own pace.
 

Materials Fee $20 paid at beginning of class includes:

Heavy paper for the cover
Interior fabric for the book insides
Pre-cut paper for pages, 9 signatures
Collage materials
Metal tape
Printed instructions
Matt medium
Paper towels, palette and water container

Students can email me at roxpadgett@sbcglobal.net

 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Scissors
Glue stick
Embroidery floss to bind signatures, color to coordinate with paint color, 2 skeins
One large paper needle
Bone folder and a small Awl
Sculpey, two or three 2 oz packs, colors to coordinate with paint colors, I used black, white and red
Acrylic paint: no heavy body, whatever color you like, I used cream, white, black and red.Paint
Your favorite collage materials, scraps, paper, photos, ephemera, etc
Beads & charms
Pencil and favorite drawing tools

OPtional:
Sculpey tools if you have them
Apron & gloves
Light blow dryer, light and extension cord
Journal for note taking


 


Susan Rossiter
9:00 - 4:30
Saturday June 19

Arte Povera


$ 170  

 

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

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

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

Supplies Needed to bring for Class:

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

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


Saturday Eve June 19

Susan Schenk
6:30 - 9:30
Saturday Eve June 19

Stencils, Maps and Collage: Downsized


$ 95  

 

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

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

Everything will be provided including bird and flower reference photos
 


Helene Knott
6:30 - 9:30
Saturday Eve June 19

Hand Dyed Embroidery Threads


$ 95  

 

In this era of renewed interest in hand stitching there are a number of options for purchasing hand dyed embroidery threads. It is very easy to dye your own variegated thread however, giving you the choice and control of color combinations and the degree of variegation plus it is downright fun to do. If you enjoy doing hand stitching (or know someone else who does) you owe it to yourself to try this.

Materials fee $25 paid directly to instructor at beginning of class includes:
5 skeins of Pearl Cotton and 6-strand embroidery floss, a plastic bin with snap on lid, a foam sponge liner, and use of the instructor’s dyes and chemicals.

Supplies You Need to Bring to Class in addition to materials provided by instructor:
• Additional Threads: The kit includes 5 skeins of threads but you can bring additional skeins of white/cream colored thread in your choice of weights (3, 5, 8 0r 12) if you wish. The folded an coiled ‘skeins’ are easier to work with as the looser surface area takes the dye better but you can also buy ‘balls’ of thread and wind off your own batches. Though white or cream thread will take the dye colors more faithfully, it can be a lot of fun to ‘over-dye’ commercially dyed threads; just be sure to stick with light colors as the darker ones will not show the added dye colors. Other types of cotton thread – 6-strand floss, Sashiko thread and crochet or tatting thread can also be used but the skeins of pearl cotton are easier to deal with. NOTE: if you bring additional thread you should also bring along some twist ties as they make the skeins easier to manage. Make sure the extra thread is cotton or Rayon, protein fibers such as wool or silk require different chemicals and Procion dyes won’t work on synthetics. For the best results, you don’t want to crowd the bin so limit the number of extra thread you bring to no more than about 10 regular skeins.
• Protective Gear: Gloves (latex or nitrile) - choose well fitting gloves as it’s hard to work in gloves that are too big and have fingers that stick out well past your own; AND a particle mask rated at N95. The process we will play with is Ice dying and you will be working with fiber reactive dye powders and the mask is very important as this dye powder is toxic if inhaled so buy the type with the metal nose piece that can be squeezed to fit your face snugly. You won’t be exposed to the dye powders for long but in using any chemical product – SAFETY FIRST!
• Old clothes and shoes: Wear old shoes and clothing, something you don’t mind turning into a piece of modern art should you get dye on it. I will have drop cloths to protect the work surfaces and floor but that won’t protect your clothing.

 

Other Incidental Supplies:
• Lighting: additional lighting may be helpful; a portable Ott light would be appropriate. 
• Extension cords and plug strips (if bringing additional lighting)
• A Pillow: Many venues have less than comfortable chairs, a pillow may help.

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


Saturday, Sunday June 19-20

Donna Watson
9:00 - 4:30
Saturday, Sunday June 19-20

Wabi Sabi, Boro and Collage


$ 340  

 

Come join the Zen of creativity for 2 days!
Wabi Sabi is a Japanese aesthetic. This Japanese aesthetic is a beauty of things imperfect, incomplete and impermanent… rustic, earthy, simple, textured, and organic. Boro is a Japanese word meaning “tattered rags” and is used to describe patched clothing and bedding. Boro embodies the Japanese aesthetic of wabi sabi. In this workshop, we will re-create this Boro effect using Japanese washi papers instead of fabric. Following demonstrations and techniques, participants will make their own collage papers in the tradition of boro, using paint, rubber stamps, stamping tools, and stencils. On the second day, the artist will learn basic compositions and design elements and principles based on Zen tenets like balance and harmony. Artists will create a number of collages based on boro and wabi sabi elements. They will return home feeling blessed by Buddha. 
  

INSTRUCTOR WILL HAVE PACKETS OF JAPANESE WASHI PAPERS AVAILABLE FOR  $15.00…as most of these washi papers will be difficult to find

Supply list to bring to class:Paint: acrylics- tubes - black, white and 4+ colors of your choice (fluid acrylics do not work well with these techniques)
Brushes: one cheap flat brush for gluing
Matte medium: small jar Acrylic Matte Medium for gluing
Spray water bottles (1): filled with water
Brayer: Two- 2”- 3 rubber brayers (soft is best… not hard and not sponge)
Gelli - Gel printing plate: 8”x10”
White plastic trash bags - 1-2 - large to dry papers on
Surfaces for collage: must be white or off white — anything is welcome
suggestions: journal pages, watercolor paper, illustration board, can-vas or cradled wood… ALL 10”x10” or smaller (8”x8” or 8”x10”). Bring 4-6 of these for collages
I highly recommend that if canvas or wood supports are used, they be painted with white gesso before the workshop

Water container, palette (can be paper palette pad or paper plates),
paper towels
Gloves - rubber disposable ones
Scissors

Optional: rubber stamps with stamp pads, stencils, stamping tools, found papers, other washi papers
 

  


Saturday/Sunday/Monday June 19-21

Jesse Reno
9:00 - 4:30
Saturday/Sunday/Monday June 19-21

Freedom to Create - 3 Day Class


$ 475  

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


 


Sunday June 20

Ingrid Dijkers
9:00 - 4:30
Sunday June 20

Alphabet Book


$ 170  

 

This Journal is a sampler of sorts. The finished journal size is 8” X 8” with 
large eyelet covers and 12 additional boxboard pages. We’ll get this book prepped for all your color and collage experiments. This journal will have a page for each letter of the alphabet done in various colors, style and technique.

See website for more photos WWW.IngridDijkers.com

Materials Fee $25 paid at beginning of class includes:

Foam core, with metal eyelets book cover
Binding Rings
12 Box board pages
Use of large alphabet stencils is several styles
Use of a variety of tools
 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

An assortment of paint colors (craft paints are fine)
An old paper back book
Small container of off white paint
Scissors
Small container of Elmer’s glue or Matte Gel Medium
½” or 1 “ utility brush as found at Home Depot

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


Roxanne Padgett
9:00 - 4:30
Sunday June 20

Its in the Box


$ 170  

 

Learn several mixed media techniques to create unique painted papers and transparencies. While making and exploring students will learn how to layer with several techniques including drawing and mark-making, collage, painting, stenciling, stamping, paste paper, print-making, collagraphs and mono-printing on paper and transparencies. Using your painted papers participants will make four different book forms, accordion fold, pocket fold, single page fold and pamphlet stitch books. The books will fit inside a prefabricated hard box to be embellished with transparency and painted papers. I will be bringing lots of painting tools stamps and stencils and gadgets to play with in class.
 

Materials Fee $20 paid at beginning of class includes:

Prefabricated Black Box
Pre-cut pages for all the books
Metal tape & brads
Transparencies & plastic sheet for the cover of the box
Paper and copies to paint on
Glue & matt medium
Paper towels, palette, water containers
Printed instructions

Students can email me at roxpadgett@sbcglobal.net

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Scissors
Small book awl & a bone folder
Your favorite drawing tools, pencils, sharpies, crayons, etc
One large and one small inexpensive paint brush
A 12 by 18 tablet of 80lb. drawing paper, or whatever size you have
Acrylic Paint: Any brand, no heavy body, I like Liquitex or Blick
A permanent glue stick, I like UHU brand
Your favorite collage materials, stamps, ephemera, etc
Small decorative knob, I used Tim Holtz
6 strand embroidery floss, 1 or 2 skeins, this will bind the books, (coordinate with paint colors)

Optional:
Apron, gloves
Light, extension cord
Blow dryer to dry layers
A brayerWashi tapes, stickers, rubber stamps, stuff you like to play with.
Journal for note taking
 


Susan Rossiter
9:00 - 4:30
Sunday June 20

Chicken Painting for the Soul


$ 170  

 

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

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

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


Helene Knott
9:00 - 4:30
Sunday June 20

Ancient Icons


$ 170  

 

NOTE: Sewing Machine Experience Required

We will have 5 machines available to share for this class if you are traveling.  If you live locally, please bring your machine and let us know so we can reserve for others!

These are little ‘tablets’ of fabric, stamped or stenciled, embroidered and encrusted with beads or ephemera. You can start with commercially printed fabric motifs to embellish or use plain fabrics and paint/stamp your own symbols or icons on them. After completing the individual tiles, you will join them together into an assemblage with beaded spacers to make a small piece of wall art. The project is mainly embellishment by hand but some machine stitching is required. Skill Level – Confident Beginner and up

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

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

novelty fabric, felt for the back, stabilizer, thread, embroidery floss, assorted beads and embellishments, hand sewing needles and use of the instructors paints, brushes and stamps/stencils.

Supplies You Need to Bring to Class in addition to materials provided by instructor:
craft scissors and may bring addition charms/beads
seam ripper and rotary cutter,
6” cutting ruler and a small/medium cutting mat
and anything special you want to include.

Other Incidental Supplies:
• Lighting: additional lighting may be helpful; a portable Ott light would be appropriate. 
• Extension cords and plug strips (if bringing additional lighting)
• A Pillow: Many venues have less than comfortable chairs, a pillow may help.


Sunday Eve June 20

Susan Schenk
6:30 - 9:30
Sunday Eve June 20

Collage Nature


$ 85  

 

Bring some fluttering nature inside and use maps and magazine pages to create striking, realistic portraits of birds and butterflies. Discover how to use recycled paper as “paint” to create a unique work of art. You will be guided through the technical challenge of making realistic renderings from recycled materials, and produce one or two frame-ready works of art. No drawing skills needed. Sophisticated looking results from a deceptively simple technique that you can use at home to create more.

Supplies Needed for Class:
Color images of birds and/or butterflies. 8 x 10 is perfect. Calendar photos are great image sources. More available in class.
Papers that appeal to you, including old maps, music, etc.
Old magazines and books to tear up.
Your favorite scissors, a cutting mat and Exacto if you have one,

Everything will be provided in class including reference photos of birds and butterflies


Helene Knott
6:30 - 9:30
Sunday Eve June 20

Corded Collage


$ 95  

 

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

This is an exploration into line, shape and texture through the application of yarns and cords. Varying colors, weights and textures of yarn are couched down by machine in a map of meandering and spiraling forms to create an organic composition reminiscent of banded agate or aerial landscape. The composition can be planned like a mosaic collage or applied in a spontaneous fashion changing colors and textures at whim
 

Materials fee $25 paid directly to instructor at beginning of class includes:
background fabric panel, stabilizer, sewing thread and a variety of textured yarns and cords.
 

Supplies You Need to Bring to Class in addition to materials provided by instructor:
• Extra sewing machine needles: a package of Topstitching needles in size #12 or #14.
• Scissors: A pair of fine bladed craft scissors.
• A sewing awl, stiletto or a seam ripper: this will be used as a prodding, guiding tool to help keep the yarn or cord in place while feeding it under the presser foot so any tool that can serve a similar function will be adequate.
• Frixion pen
• A few sheets of copy paper and a pencil and good eraser: this is only needed if you want to play with a planned pre-drawn composition.
 

Other Incidental Supplies:
• Lighting: additional lighting may be helpful; a portable Ott light would be appropriate. 
• Extension cords and plug strips (if bringing additional lighting)
• A Pillow: Many venues have less than comfortable chairs, a pillow may help.

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


Sunday Eve, Monday June 20-21

Jacqueline Newbold
6:30 - 9:30 & 9:00 - 4:30
Sunday Eve, Monday June 20-21

The Wonderful World of Color


$ 265  

 

This is a time to journey into the world of color with watercolor specialist, Jacqueline Newbold. Using watercolor as the medium, you will learn the secrets of mixing colors to create vibrant watercolors and control dull lifeless areas in your work. Everyone knows how to make a color wheel, but do you know how to use it? With a deeper understanding of the relationships between colors you will be painting with confidence. This is a relaxing, fun, problem-solving class and a time to explore what works and what does not work with watercolor paintings.
We will explore how to make bright colors glow by neutralizing their surroundings and by using complementary colors. Learning about the unique temperatures of colors will help us create dramatic and lively mixes. You will use the color wheel as a tool to learn new ways to combine colors. We will study the characteristics of the paints on your palette and how they interact so you will know how to have a well-rounded palette.
All your colorful studies will be done on Arches 140 lb. paper and can be bound into your very own 5” x 8” spiral wire book. Fitting easily into your supply bag, it will become an important color reference in your artistic journeys.

 

Materials Fee $15 paid at beginning of class includes:

Circle stencils
Gesso
Letter stencils
Artist tape
Colored markers
Index card dividers
Rubber stamps and ink pads
Acrylic gold and copper paint
Wax paper
Gel medium
Colored markers
Small watercolors palettes for students to try
 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

• Top quality watercolor paints (not student grade) and palette
• Watercolor brushes in a variety of sizes such as Princeton Brush & Co. Series 4050: round #3, round #8, ½ inch flat, and a liner brush size #2 or #4
• Arches cold press watercolor block 7 x 10 inches
• Color wheel
• Pencil and eraser
• Permanent black ink pen
• Sakura Gelly Roll Glaze pen – black
• Uni-ball Signo white gel ink pen
• Small cotton cloth or washcloth
• Small spray bottle

OPTIONAL: Sharpie oil-based paint pens or other colored markers, letter stencils, alphabet stamps
Note about watercolor paint colors: My favorite brands include Daniel Smith, Winsor Newton, Sennelier, and Holbein. 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 are always on my palette.
Check out my blog post for ideas of a well-rounded watercolor palette: https://newboldart.com/2017/12/30/a-well-rounded-watercolor-palette/

*website: https://newboldart.com/
* email: newbold0505@bendbroadband.com
 


Monday June 21

Lisa Bebi
9:00 - 4:30
Monday June 21

Composite Characters


$ 170  

 

Last year I fell and broke my hip. During my long, lonely recovery I set up my art table and began to create my own friends. As a result a new style developed. My composite characters all have an original point of view. They are apparently relatable as they sold faster that I could make them.

In this fun class we will take photocopies, old collage parts, pens, paint and mediums to create fun little people who have their own unique story.


Kit fee of $65 to instructor includes:
Boards, Images, Collage materials, use of: paint, mediums, gels, varnishes, brushes, palette knives, chalk paint, markers, scissors, use of stencils

Bring to class:
Your tools: brushes, scissors, water bucket, paper towels

OR you can bring your own supplies as follows:

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Several black and white photocopies of people (at least 8) be sure the images have good contrasts
several small 6” x 8” or 8” x 10” canvases or canvas boards, (around 8)
collage materials - old papers, vintage papers, wall paper, old letters, etc.
stencils for textures
credit card or color shaper to burnish images to canvas
brushes, palette knife, water bucket, paper towels, palette, scissors
Marker, alcohol ink in skin tone colors
Matte medium
Polymer Varnish with UVLS protection (GOLDEN)
Gel medium
Posca or paint pens
acrylic paints - include Raw Umber, Burnt Sienna and white)
chalk paints - one or two colors for backgrounds


Ruth Greening
9:00 - 4:30
Monday June 21

Hobbitats & Fairy Homes


$ 170  

 

Who doesn’t love tiny little homes to hold our imagination, and tiny friends! Imagine learning the basics to construct boxes, beads and fun tiny houses for imaginary friends! This Precious Metal Silver project has many construction secrets for the designing and making of these sweet little homes, special treasure boxes and beautiful silver beads.
Previous experience with metal clay will help but is not required.
With 25g of PMC+ each student should be able to build several pieces depending on the size.  

Kit Fee $80 payable to instructor at beginning of class includes
1 PMC+ clay and use of tools and supplies to fire and finish their pieces

Suggested extras; extra clay if they want to build more houses, PMC3 Syringe is helpful.

PMC3 clay will be available for purchase at market price if students are unable to bring their own.

 

 


 


Susan Schenk
9:00 - 4:30
Monday June 21

Collage Your Pet:


$ 165  

 

Immortalize your pet in art. Use torn and cut maps and magazine pages to create striking, realistic portraits of your favorite pet. Discover how to use recycled paper as if it is paint to create a unique work of art and capture the spirit of your pet. You will be guided through the technical challenge of making realistic renderings from recycled materials, and produce one or two frame- ready works of art. No drawing skill necessary. All materials provided but bring pictures of your pet. Dogs, cats, horses, rabbits, goats, or ?

 

Supplies that students are responsible for bringing: 
Color photocopy of an appealing pet, with focus on the face. 8 x 10 is perfect. Your picture will not be damaged.
Papers that appeal to you, including old maps, music, Gelli prints. 
Magazines to tear up.
Your favorite scissors. 
All other materials will be provided, including reference photos of dogs and cats. You can just walk in and create.

Supplies needed: NONE -- All materials provided!


Libby Williamson
9:00 - 4:30
Monday June 21

Wonky Sisters


$ 170  

 

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

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


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

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

Student Supplies: Sewing scissors and a smile.
 


Monday Eve June 21

Ingrid Dijkers
6:30 - 9:30
Monday Eve June 21

Pamphlet Journal


$ 95  

 

Make a simple bound pamphlet style journal with multi-layered collage and mark making techniques. 6” X 9 “
See website for more photos WWW.IngridDijkers.com

Materials Fee $10 paid at beginning of class includes:

Pamphlet structure
Paper for pages
Button for closure
Collage materials
Use of mark making tools

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Small container of off white paint
Scissors
Elmer’s glue or Matte Gel Medium
½” or 1 “ utility brush as found at Home Depot

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


Susan Rossiter
6:30 - 9:30
Monday Eve June 21

8 Step Abstracts


$ 95  

 

This is a fun creative exercise where we create swoon worthy abstracts in 8 easy steps with paint and paper. We’ll start monochromatically with companion colors and apply layers of paint then remove areas with scraping and subtractive methods. Glazing, a little collage and tiny details will pull these pieces together like a beautiful song.
Susan.Rossiter@yahoo.com

Materials Fee $20paid to instructor at beginning of class includes:
heavy watercolor paper substrates, tape, use of GOLDEN Transparent High Flow and Fluid Acrylics, Gel Medium, palette knives, collage paper pack

Supplies Needed to bring for Class:
Your favorite acrylic set
Brushes, paper towel, water container
Gel pens set any colors and white, black 
 


Jacqueline Sullivan
6:30 - 9:30
Monday Eve June 21

Ribbon Bound Journal


$ 95  

 

These little gems are not only beautiful but useful! This little journal starts with a painted tyvek cover which makes it durable for travel! We’ll create the cover then do the simple ribbon binding and embellish the spine. This binding actually enables signatures to be “changed out, if desired, and new pages added. Perfect for art journaling. Sketching and more! 

Supply List Needed to Bring to class: 

 Metal Ruler
Knife w/ extra sharp blades
Cutting mat - 9” x 12” or larger
1” flat paint brush suitable for acrylics
Paint brush for gluing (I like the cheap chip brushes)

$10 supply fee covers:

All Paints and Mediums
Book Boards
Tyvek
Glue
Ribbons and embellishments
Sketchbook type paper for book pages


 


Monday & Monday Eve June 21

Helen Shafer Garcia
9:00 - 4:30 & 6:30 - 9:30
Monday & Monday Eve June 21

Magical Beasties Tour


$ 265  

 

These beasties are quite absurd and profound in many ways. Delight yourself by spending a day and evening creating these creatures bound on their magical tour. We’ll start with sculpting the beasties with paper clay techniques that will include stamp designs, molds, and textures. The boat and oars will be painted with milk paint techniques that will give a wonderful patina to the wood surfaces. Soft wax will give the boat a sealant for the paints. The beasties will be painted with patina color stains and layers of fluid acrylics, topped off with a bit of bling using iridescent hues. Of course the best part will be designing your story about these delightful creatures. Design, construct, paint, and partake on this enchanted journey!

$20.00 kit fee includes: patina fluid acrylic paints, iridescent fluid acrylic paints, milk paints, wooden boat with oars, 4 wheels and axle parts, nails, soft wax, sandpaper, sponges,
I will provide ceramic tools, metal cutters, clay molds, stamps, extra paint, hammers, and other tools to use while we work.

Supply list to bring to class:
1 -16 oz. bag Creative Paper Clay (black bag)
1 - ½” flat acrylic brush
1 -¼” flat acrylic brush
1 - small round detail brush
about 15 wax papers (deli wrap)
6 or more fluid acrylic colors. I recommend Golden fluid acrylics 1 oz or 4 oz bottles – 3 warm and 3 cool colors plus 1 -bottle white fluid acrylic
small bottle of Weldbond glue- Michaels, Ace Hardware
Water container
Pencil
1 roll paper towels
Heat gun or hair dryer if possible
 

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Tuesday June 22

Ingrid Dijkers
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday June 22

Book of Enzo


$ 170  

 

The Enso is a sacred symbol in Zen Buddhism meaning circle, or sometimes, circle of togetherness. The Enso is a manifestation of the artist at the moment of creation and the acceptance of our innermost self. It symbolizes strength, elegance, and one-mindedness. This is an experimental collaborative of mark making and journal building. Everyone will start with a 12 foot roll of paper that is worked on by others in class. We’ll use a selection of mark making techniques, construct our book and add The Enso symbol. The finished journal size is 7” X 7”.

See website for more photos WWW.IngridDijkers.com

Materials Fee $20 paid at beginning of class includes:

Wood covers and spine 
Paper for pages
Use of mark making tools

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Small container of off white paint
Scissors or personal trimmer
Small container of Elmer’s glue or Matte Gel Medium
½” or 1 “ utility brush as found at Home Depot

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


Helen Shafer Garcia
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday June 22

Watercolor Furry Animal Portraits


$ 170  

 

Drawing and painting furry animals is a direction I take again and again. They make me laugh and bring me joy. In this workshop we will create an in-depth watercolor portraits using masking fluid and gouache techniques. I’ll teach you step by step how to draw the shapes to make your special portrait. You can also trace your image if needed.
Watercolor techniques using masking fluid will bring depth to the fur textures. Work with a full and imaginative color range for the unexpected. Color temperature, intensity, and glazing will be discussed and practiced. Glaze layers will be achieved with layers of masking fluid to save lines and shapes. Towards the end of the workshop day we’ll unveil the hidden layers saved by the masking fluid. I’ll show you how to adjust the values and colors to bring forth a cohesive painting.   

Materials Fee $15 paid at beginning of class includes:

cold pressed watercolor paper, masking fluid, small brushes for masking fluid, erasers, gouache, soap
I will provide extra brushes and other tools to use while we work.

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Color photo copies of your pet or a friend’s pet (head and part of the chest in different views)- print the animal close to 8.5” wide. This method works best with close up images of the animal. Also bring a couple of black and white copies- same size as the color copies 8.5 “x 11”
Brushes: at least 2 watercolor brushes. #14 or #12, and a small round detail brush #4 or #2 Watercolors: pan or personal palette of tube watercolors in a palette.
Pigments: Suggested professional grade paint palette. Do the best you can with purchases on new paints according to your budget. A Pan palette will also work. Avoid the round palettes- they are usually too opaque.
Watercolor brands: Winsor Newton, Daniel Smith, M. Graham, Winsor Newton, Di Vinci, Holbein. Lemon yellow
Cadmium Yellow light
Quinacridone Red
Quinacridone Rose or Permanent Rose
Quinacridone Gold
Quinacridone Burnt Sienna or Burnt Sienna
Sap Green  
Phthalo Green
Ultramarine Blue or French Ultramarine Cobalt Blue
Phthalo Blue
Cobalt Turquoise light
Carbazole or Dioxazine Violet
Indigo
Water container
#2b pencil and white soft eraser Paper towels
Hair dryer or heat gun to share
water container
#2b pencil

www.helenshafergarcia.com
www.agavelatte.blogspot.com   


Jacqueline Newbold
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday June 22

Watercolor, Pen, and Inks


$ 170  

 

Combining pens, inks, and watercolor has many wonderful attributes. Adding ink to watercolor can enhance the look of the art, give focus to certain area, add darks, help define shapes, fix and clarify perspective, and provide a opportunity for creative mark making. Part of the fun of this technique is that there are no hard and fast rules. We will experiment with different inks, styles, and techniques in search of the one that works best for you and your art journaling. It is pen fun time! 

Materials Fee  $12 paid at beginning of class includes:

Extra watercolors, acrylic based inks, water-soluble pens, gesso, masa paper, vellum, pens
 

Supply list for students to bring:

• Top quality watercolor paints (not student grade) and palette
• Watercolor brushes in a variety of sizes such as Princeton Brush & Co. Series 4050: round #3, round #8, and a liner brush size #2 or #4
• Arches cold press watercolor block 9 x 12 inches
• A pencil and eraser
• Bring all your favorite pens! Make sure to have a permanent black ink pen, Sakura Gelly Roll Glaze pen – black, and a Uniball Signo pigment ink white
• Small cotton cloth or washcloth
• Small spray bottle

OPTIONAL: Slicci Pentel pens, Sharpie oil-based paint pens or other colored markers, letter stencils, alphabet stamps
Notes about watercolor paint colors: My favorite brands include Daniel Smith, Winsor Newton, Sennelier, and Holbein. 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 are always on my palette.
Check out my blog post for ideas of a well-rounded watercolor palette: https://newboldart.com/2017/12/30/a-well-rounded-watercolor-palette/

*website: https://newboldart.com/
* email: newbold0505@bendbroadband.com

 

 

 

 




 


   


Susan Rossiter
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday June 22

Paint & Paper Assemblage


$ 170  

 

Design, Texture, Glazing, Embedding, Paint Skins, Knife Painting, Layering, Tone on Tone, Paper Making and Assemblage….. Just a few of the techniques I’ll walk you through in this fun step by step workshop. It’s a relaxed workshop where you’ll integrate your own colors and style to create a fabulous abstract piece layer by layer one step at a time. I’ll guide you through each step. Even if you’ve never tried abstracts before you’ll end with something ready for the wall. You’ll also now know exactly how to redeem that old painting or collage that “didn’t quite work out”.

Materials Fee $25 paid at beginning of class includes:

use of some unique GOLDEN Grounds, Pastes and Gels, a collage pack with handmade papers selection and paint skins, palette knife

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

3 or more canvases or wood panels as big as you can fit in your suitcase. You can work on a heavy water color paper also and mount it on a panel later if you like. The substrates can be old paintings or collages that you don’t like- we will redeem them!
Your acrylic set (I’ll be using GOLDEN Fluids, Heavy Body and Transparent High Flow Acrylics)
Your favorite brushes
Any stabile, colored pencils, markers, crayons or other mark making materials you already have
Water container, baby wipes, paper towels
Hair dryer
Gel Medium (I’ll be using GOLDEN Soft Gel Matte/Matte Medium)
Scissors
Any paper punches you already have (I’m using circles and ovals in different sizes)
Any collage papers you already have- do you have a stack of Gel Press prints somewhere? They are perfect for this.
Feel free to email me with questions Susan.Rossiter@yahoo.com
 


Anni Schwabe
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday June 22

Mindful Offerings


$ 170  

 

We will be using only elements from the Earth (gypsum, clay, rust, metal, wood and tea bags to name a few) to create our own ‘Offerings’ wall hanging.

We will learn to make 3-D items out of plaster wrap. In my samples, a moon, a leaf, a boat, a platter, a medallion, a door that opens and other elements are all 3-D items we will make in this class.

We all need to become more ‘mindful’ when it comes to the environment that naturally surrounds us. I have devoted over twenty-five years (and counting) to conservation and it is with this mindset that I created this class.
Bring your own mindful ideas but leave your carbon footprint at home.
 

Supply Fee- $20 payable to instructor at beginning of class includes:
Mold making supplies, hemp and other fibers, dowel rods, beads, thread, hole punch, eyelets/tools, paint, tea bags, extra of everything.

Please bring to class:
a package of plaster wrap (available at craft stores). Any small, light-weight natural elements (feathers, shells, small acorns, seeds etc.), watercolor and brushes, an awl, an eyelet setter if you have one, scissors
Optional: Small beads, a stick from nature, about 12” long, 1/2” around, and an apron to protect clothing from wet plaster.

email: www.handgathered@hotmail.com
blog: www.handgathered.blogspot.com
other: www.picturetrail.com/handgathered

 

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Jacqueline Sullivan
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday June 22

From Chaos to Finished


$ 170  

 

Every painting, especially abstracts, evolves as we work with it. Some people say that there are three stages that every painting goes through, the beginning, middle and end. For this class, we will start painting quickly and abstractly and without a plan, while trying not to think too much. This should result in total chaos on our substrates. Moving on to stage two, we’ll start moving slower. We’ll think more and do some analysis of what we have done. We’ll choose what to keep and what to paint over. At this point, we’ll start thinking about composition and other design elements. And, hopefully by the end of the day, we’ll move into stage three and complete the painting. Students will learn about refining their ideas, letting go of frustration and judgement. We’ll talk about how to make the final decisions about what to keep and what to let go.

$15 Materials Fee Paid to Instructor at Beginning of Class Includes:

? Brushes – 1” flat brush, I prefer Golden Taklon Fiber. Please no wash brushes
? Water container – 16 to 32 oz plastic for rinsing brushes
? Palette Pad or Styrofoam plates for palettes or heavy duty water proof paper plates
? Small bottle of gesso
? Small bottle of fluid matte medium (or gloss if you prefer)
? Any stencils that you might have (some will be provided)
? Paper towels


and the Instructor will also provide for your use:

? Ampersand Gesso Boards to work on
? Fluid Acrylic Paints to share
? Stamps and stencils to share
? Other misc. media and tools.
? Hand outs
? Single Edged Razor Blades


 


Libby Williamson
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday June 22

Tea Bag Revival


$ 170  

 

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

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

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

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

Students should bring

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


Ruth Greening
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday June 22

Bangle Bracelets


$ 170  

 

Students will learn fine soldering, metal forming and polishing.
We will also cover texturing and proper fit for this technique. Fun to wear and fun to make!

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

silver for 4 different bracelets and accessories to make them

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

Student should bring a small butane torch (fuel available in class). Safety glasses.


Tuesday Eve June 22

Clarissa Callesen
6:30 - 9:30
Tuesday Eve June 22

Cabinet Card Reinvented


$ 95  

 

Most of us own one or two or (maybe 20) of those beautiful cabinet cards photos of unknown people from the past. I don’t know about you but I have been hoarding those “precious” photos waiting for just the right project. How about now for that project? Let bring those photos into this century. Using acrylic paints, gesso, walnut ink, and gold leaf we will embellish and reinvent those lovely people. We will be exploring how to alter an image while still honoring its original content. Using gesso as more than just a canvas preparation. Working with shapes and templates to create new compositions, and an introduction to the magic of gold leafing. You will leave class with at least one reinvented cabinet card relative. As an instructor, I embrace a light-hearted experimental attitude towards creativity that supports your individual vision.

Materials Fee $15 paid at beginning of class includes:

Gesso
Metal leaf
Adhesive
Walnut ink
Stabilio pencils
Circle templates
Stencils

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

• At least two cabinet cards
• Small paintbrushes include a very tiny detail brush
• An assortment of your favorite acrylic paints
• Palette and water container
• Pencil


Optional

• Heat gun and long extension cord
• Favorite pens and/ or watercolor pencils

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


Ruth Greening
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday Eve June 22

Simple Solder Rolling Ring


$ 95  

 

Students will learn simple soldering of wire and how to assemble this interwoven wire ring. They can choose all silver or mixed metals. We will also cover texturing and proper fit for this technique. Fun to wear and fun to make!

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

Sterling Silver, copper, Brass wires to make one or more rings.

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

Safety glass


Helene Knott
6:30 - 9:30
Tuesday Eve June 22

Denim Feathers


$ 95  

 

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

Feathers, feathers, feathers! These fabric feathers are fun to make and fun to use. They are great for ‘Feathering Your Vest’; or feathering a purse, a mixed media assemblage or simply string them on a cord and wear as a necklace – you could even make a pair to make matching feather earrings. The feathers are a great way to up-cycle old denim jeans but are equally wonderful made from other fabrics – upholstery, canvas, linen… Brocades are particularly intriguing as they look nothing like you would expect from the original fabric. Once you learn the process, you can experiment with a variety of fabrics. Skill Level: Beginner and up

Materials fee $5 paid directly to instructor at beginning of class includes:

fabric, thread, center cording and templates.

Supplies You Need to Bring to Class in addition to materials provided by instructor:
craft scissors and a seam ripper. A stiletto or pair of tweezers can be helpful but not necessary

Other Incidental Supplies:
• Lighting: additional lighting may be helpful; a portable Ott light would be appropriate. 
• Extension cords and plug strips (if bringing additional lighting)
• A Pillow: Many venues have less than comfortable chairs, a pillow may help.

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


Tuesday/Wednesday June 22-23

Lisa Bebi
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday/Wednesday June 22-23

Boatload of Techniques


$ 340  

 

Boatload of Techniques is a fast paced 2 day technique based workshop. Lisa is a certified GOLDEN Artist Educator. She will teach interesting, new techniques using GOLDEN products while creating fun, unusual “hands on” projects. Some Projects include: Dirty Pours, watercolor resist, faux encaustics, transfer image on fiber paste, bleach technique, and more.

$100 materials fee paid  to instructor at beginning of class includes:
All materials are supplied for this workshop.

For example, included, but not limited to: six 5” x 7” illustration board, six 8” x 10” illustration board, 4 sheets of 8” x 10” watercolor paper, 1 cradled wood panel, gesso, assorted QoR watercolors.
Jars of each: GOLDEN Soft Gel Gloss, GOLDEN Fiber Paste,, GOLDEN Matte Medium, GOLDEN Gloss Medium, GOLDEN Light Molding Paste, GOLDEN High Solid Gel Matte
Available for use: Acrylics in several viscosities (High Flow, Fluid and OPEN): Gesso, palette knives, stencils, some brushes and pencils/paper

Supplies You need to bring to class:

brushes, water can, paper towels
(Brushes: flats in 1/4", 5/8", 1" and 2" brush for gesso, 1 large round watercolor brush (No. 12)

Optional:
Apron
Pen and paper for notes
Pencil and eraser
Sharpie marker for name signing
6" ruler
palette knife
 


Wednesday June 23

Nicole Austin
9:00 - 4:30
Wednesday June 23

Image Transfer Leather Journal


$ 165  

 

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

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

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

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

 


Jacqueline Newbold
9:00 - 4:30
Wednesday June 23

A Naturalist's Art Journal


$ 170  

 

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

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

Watercolor paint samples, gouache, gesso, artist tape, tracing paper, stencils, latex masking fluid, iridescent paints.

Supplies You Need to Bring to Class in addition to materials provided by instructor:
• Top quality watercolor paints (not student grade) and palette.
• Watercolor brushes in a variety of sizes such as Princeton Brush & Co. Series 4050: round #3, round #8, ½ inch flat, and a liner brush size #2 or #4
• Good quality watercolor paper such as Arches cold press watercolor blocks 7 x 10 or 9 x 12 and/or a good quality watercolor journal.
• A board and a clip to hold loose paper while painting
• Small cotton cloth or washcloth, a pencil and eraser, small spray bottle, double sided tape, a permanent black ink pen, Uni-ball Signo white gel ink pen, photo references of your favorite animals and flowers
OPTIONAL: Molotow masking pen, Sharpie oil-based paint pens or other colored markers

A note about color from Jacqueline – Here are some of my favorite watercolors (Winsor Newton, Daniel Smith, Holbein, and Sennelier are some trusted brands): Cobalt blue, cerulean blue, French ultra-marine, permanent magenta, permanent rose, French vermilion, quinacridone red, new gamboge or Indian yellow, Hansa or lemon yellow, quinacridone gold.
Check out my blog post for ideas of a well-rounded watercolor palette: http://djnewbold.blogspot.com/2017/12/a-well-rounded-watercolor-palette.html


LeBrie Rich
9:00 - 4:30
Wednesday June 23

Felted Slippers


$ 170  

 

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

Materials Fee  $25 & List of what is supplied:

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

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


Libby Williamson
9:00 - 4:30
Wednesday June 23

Wishes In The Wind


$ 170  

 

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

Gratitude, Friendship, Love and Peace!
Create a string of happy, inspirational flags to spread your joy. We will paint colorful, background fabrics in the palette of your choice using several fast and easy mark-making techniques. While the paint dries, we will design delightful images for your flags and then cut them from luscious, painted fabrics (handmade in advance by Libby). Free-motion machine sewing and hand stitching will be used to construct the flags and assorted embellishments will add charming finishing touches.
These happy banners will brighten your home and light up your life!

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

a wide variety of hand-painted and dyed fabrics, ribbons and lace, buttons and bows, an assortment of white fabrics to paint for your backgrounds, acrylic paints, embroidery threads and the use of various tools and supplies for the project.
(and chocolate, of course!)
 

Students should bring

An art apron and scissors. There will be a few sewing machines provided in class to share. If you have a sewing machine and can bring it along, please do so.


Helen Shafer Garcia
9:00 - 4:30
Wednesday June 23

Natural Curiosities Journaling


$ 170  

 

I always loved plants, gardens, and all things succulent. I illustrated veggies, fruits, nuts and roots for San Diego Home Garden Lifestyles magazine for 8 years. Spend the day learning how to capture and record the details of nature that we sometimes overlook. Plants, stones, pods and other nature structures have amazing shapes that are decisively intriguing things to draw and paint. Discover ways to document
nature findings in a watercolor journal to hold onto and paint in every year. We’ll organize the pages by seasons and develop a phenology wheel for the months of the year. Express yourself with verse, notations, curious observation, and paint while learning to draw with confidence.

$5 kit fee paid to instuctor at beginning of classincludes
Light valued gouache colors, carbon paper, text papers, succulents from my
garden, and other tools to use while we work.
Provided materials to use: extra brushes and other tools to use while we work.

Supply list to bring to class:
Heat gun or hair dryer
2B pencil
2 or more round watercolor brushes: #8, #10, #12, or #14
Watercolors: pan or personal palette (work with professional grade tube watercolors if possible)
8.25” x 5.5 ” or larger 90 weight (or heavier) journal for watercolor or mixed media. I recommend Global
Art Hand Book Travelogue hardbound watercolor large Portrait journal, 8.25” x 5.5” or 8.25” x
8.25”( Cheap Joes), or Stillman & Birn mixed media Portrait sketchbook-Zeta or Beta series soft cover
or hard 8.5” x 5.5”, or Moleskine watercolour Portrait album 5” x 8.5”
Avoid Strathmore watercolor paper- you won’t get good results with it.
Small jar Acrylic matt medium- gel, regular, or liquid
1 medium size flat acrylic brush
Faber Castell or Micron permanent fine ink pen- black or dark color
One stone, twig, leaf, and seed pod from your garden


Ruth Greening
9:00 - 4:30
Wednesday June 23

Molten Magic


$ 170  

 

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

Materials fee $55 paid directly to instructor at beginning of class includes:

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

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

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


Wednesday Eve June 23

Clarissa Callesen
6:30 - 9:30
Wednesday Eve June 23

Exploring Composition with Watercolor & Ink


$ 95  

 

Let’s break down that fancy art school word “Composition” and make it our friend. Often Composition lessons are full of examples of the golden mean, rule of thirds and elaborate renaissance paintings. But truly, Composition is simply arranging shapes in space! Many artists already have an intuitive sense of composition. You just know when it looks right. Let’s identify and strengthen that skill. Composition applies to whatever medium or subject you work with it is a fundamental tool for art-making. We will be working with watercolors and ink as quick mediums to explore, but the materials used are secondary to the practice. This is not a class about watercolor technique. This process can be used as an easy daily creative exercise to warm up your creative muscles and simultaneously strengthen a fundamental skill. Even if you feel confident with your knowledge of composition this can be a good review of fundamentals and a fun exercise to add to your creative toolbox.
As an instructor, I am a strong proponent of experimentation and light-heartedness in making art. My job is not to tell you “how to” make art it is to share techniques and support you in finding your unique creative voice.

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

• A pad of cheap watercolor paper or heavy-duty drawing paper
• A bottle of India ink or black acrylic ink
• A bottle of white acrylic ink
• Pencil
• An assortment of watercolors either tube or palette
• Paintbrushes: assorted sizes and shapes include a tiny detail brush
• A palette for paints and a water container
• Wet wipes or paper towels
• Scissors
• Heat gun and long extension cord (if you own one)

There is no need for your supplies to be expensive. We are sketching and practicing.

Optional:
• A white pen 
• An assortment of alcohol inks
• Metallic ink or watercolor 
• Favorite colored pencils or pens


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


 


LeBrie Rich
6:30 - 8:30
Wednesday Eve June 23

Felted Penguins


$ 60  

 

Learn the basics of needle felting by making a fuzzy penguin friend. With an optional acorn cap beret, your little penguin can become an ornament.

Needle felting is a fun and addictive technique. By poking a specially barbed needle into colored wool, you can sculpt anything you can imagine. LeBrie will teach you all about the tools and techniques for sculpting wool with a felting needle.

This is a great project for beginners. After the class you will be equipped with the skills to needle felt all kinds of animals and other small sculptures.
 

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

Fee covers everything you will need to complete your penguin!
Students don’t need to bring anything to class - I will provide everything.


Susan Rossiter
6:30 - 9:30
Wednesday Eve June 23

Happy Hour Scribble Flowers


$ 95  

 

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

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

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


Jacqueline Sullivan
6:30 - 9:30
Wednesday Eve June 23

Totally Transfers


$ 95  

 

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

Supply List Needed to Bring to class: 

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

 $10 supply fee covers:

All transfer images
 Fluid Acrylics and mediums
 All transfer materials
 


 


Wednesday Eve & Thursday June 23-24

Anni Schwabe
6:30 - 9:30 & 9:00 - 4:30
Wednesday Eve & Thursday June 23-24

Art Scape Mobiles


$ 170  

 

This fairly simple process truly ends up a fine, self-standing art sculpture. Day one we will begin by creating individual leaves by manipulating wire with pliers. We will be hammering each leaf flat to prepare for the next step.
Day two will consist of choosing color and dying. We will form the arms and begin attaching and balancing. I will do a full, precise demo of each stage of the process. At end of class, we will all take home a stunning art piece.  

Supply Fee- $30 payable to instructor at beginning of class includes:
All the wire - 2 gauges of both black and silver, jump rings, wooden skewers, wire cutters, hammering surfaces, masking tape, wax paper, hardening element, and a myriad of color dyes to choose from. I will supply rock bases that I harvest from the shores of Lake Michigan, and extra of everything.


Please bring to class:
Pliers - needle nose, flat nose, a hammer (all available at large craft stores in the jewelry dept.), small ¼” paint brush.
Optional: a metal block if you have one, wire cutter, paper towels, apron, baby wipes, gloves

  

email: www.handgathered@hotmail.com
blog: www.handgathered.blogspot.com
 

 


Thursday June 24

Lisa Bebi
9:00 - 4:30
Thursday June 24

Family Paintover


$ 165  

 

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

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

Supplies you must bring to class:

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

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


Jacqueline Sullivan
9:00 - 4:30
Thursday June 24

Designing the Abstract Painting - A Cruciform


$ 170  

 

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

Supply List Needed to Bring to class: 

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

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


Libby Williamson
9:00 - 4:30
Thursday June 24

Monsters, Dollies & Bunnies


$ 170  

 

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

By channeling Dr. Frankenstein, we’ll hit the ground running by painting, onto canvas fabric, a few marvelous monsters or creatures of your choice. The paint must dry completely before we can proceed with the construction of our sweet lovelies. After lunch, when the paint is dry, we’ll stitch and stuff our magical dolls and watch them come to life. If you can bear to part with them, these special creatures might be gifted to a favorite friend; or perhaps they shall live with you forever.


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

everything needed to create your magical creatures (fabrics, paint, machine and embroidery threads, beads and buttons, baubles and trims, and fiberfil stuffing) and the use of tools and equipment.

Student Supplies:

An art apron, scissors, and a wild imagination.
We will have several sewing machines in class to share. If possible, please bring a sewing machine that has free-motion ability.
 


Ingrid Dijkers
9:00 - 4:30
Thursday June 24

Spool Journal


$ 170  

 

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

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

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

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

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

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


 


Ruth Greening
9:00 - 4:30
Thursday June 24

African Spoon Pendant


$ 170  

 

With this fun unusual project, you will be introduced to forming a spoon shape with Precious Metal Clay, carving shaping and finishing the spoon shape. Then to make it the most noticed and remarkable pendant, you will add hammered wire, vintage African beads and a real African Porcupine quill accent! It is so remarkable to see the beautiful and individual designs that each student creates.

Materials fee $55 paid directly to instructor at beginning of class includes:

15g PMC3 clay, African Beads, 1 porcupine quill and use of tools and equipment to finish the project.

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

small ball peen hammer, steel working block, small wire cutters and cord for hanging finished piece.


Thursday AM June 24

Nicole Austin
9:00 - 12:00
Thursday AM June 24

Frankenbook


$ 95  

 

Some call us monsters for ripping up and altering books--I think of us more as creatives who can see potential in anything! Let's gather together with kindred spirits and rip and alter to our hearts' content! We'll take an ordinary vintage book and turn it into something extraordinary using paint, embellishments, and reconstructive techniques. You bring the book, (BYOB!) and I'll supply the rest! Each part of the book will be put to good and new uses as we deconstruct our books and reconstruct them into fabulous works of art. We'll also create our own unique collage papers to be used inside our new books and explore several journaling jumpstarts and background starting techniques to get you going!


Materials Fee $20 paid at beginning of class includes:
Kit includes: Collage paper pack full of unique assortment of handmade, scrapbook, recycled, vintage papers, embellishments, ephemera

Use of shared materials: Acrylic paint, acrylic ink, spray ink, stencils, stamps, stamp ink, oil pastels, texture plates, brushes, mark-making tools, printmaking tools, washi tape, vintage/recycled/handmade/scrapbook/collage paper, collage images, collage cut-outs, 3-D collage items

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:
*One vintage book of your choice
*basic kit: scissors, glue stick, ruler, pencil, exacto knife, self-healing cutting mat

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


Thursday Aft June 24

Nicole Austin
1:30 - 4:30
Thursday Aft June 24

Fabric & Paper Marbling


$ 95  

 

Ever wonder how to get those beautiful, complex marbled patterns on fabric and/or paper? I'll show you how to create some simple yet stunning patterns on paper and fabric that you can use in your sewing and mixed media projects! We'll apply marbled designs to fabric as well as to paper and a paper mache box using traditional and non-traditional techniques! These will be great pieces to quilt with as well as create collages, mini books, etc. The main focus will be creating as many marbled surfaces as possible but we'll also explore how to use these pieces in mini sewing projects (bags, journals, etc) using the collage kits.

Materials fee $20 paid directly to instructor at beginning of class includes:
Collage paper pack full of unique assortment of handmade, scrapbook, recycled, vintage papers, marbled paper and marbled fabric scraps, and a paper mache box.
Use of shared materials: Paper/Fabric marbling kits which include marbling ink, alum, carageenan, synthetic gall, droppers, combs

Supplies You Need to Bring to Class in addition to materials provided by instructor:
None! All are included!

Optional items: Heat gun would be great to help speed up drying time on paper prints. Fabric scraps or extra paper scraps you'd like to experiment on. Make as many pieces as possible for use in later projects!


Thursday Eve June 24

Nicole Austin
6:30 - 9:30
Thursday Eve June 24

Altered Moleskine Journal


$ 95  

 

One of my favorite things to do is journal on the go! When my kids were little, I found it hard to pack a bunch of supplies with me, plus I didn't always have a lot of time to art journal, so my usual painting methods felt extravagant and hard to make time for. So I started carrying a Moleskine Cahier journal with me and a few dry supplies (paper, stickers, vintage playing cards, recycled junk mail, envelopes, library cards, washi tape, etc) and I found that I could create pages FULL of color and texture without any water-based media at all! It was so freeing! I'd love to share an evening showing you how to create tons of pages in your own journals whether it's for memory keeping, list-making, art journaling, and more! We'll explore how to build layers, focal images, grids, list making/planner-style layouts, how to incorporate photos, stamping, creative & decorative lettering techniques. I'll also talk about my favorite journaling supplies, how/why I use them, and more!

Materials Fee $20 paid at beginning of class includes:

Moleskine Cahier journal, collage paper pack full of unique assortment of handmade, scrapbook, recycled, vintage papers, ephemera (labels, tickets, book plates, playing cards, etc)

Use of shared materials: stamps, ink, stickers, labels, gel pens, paint markers, vintage ephemera (playing cards, post cards, labels, tickets, book pages, etc), collage images, paint pens
 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:
*basic kit: scissors, glue stick, pencil, ruler
*everything else included!!

Optional items: *photos, ephemera, your favorite papers, scraps, favorite pens, washi tape, etc. Don't worry, though, I'll have plenty to share!

 


Susan Rossiter
6:30 - 9:30
Thursday Eve June 24

Abstract Figurative


$ 95  

 

This is a compilation of my favorite mixed media techniques and my obsession with painting patterns. Do you have to paint a checkerboard floor? No. A floral pattern, stripes, circles, any pattern will work here to frame your figure. We’ll use some easy techniques to create a strategic background and add our figure silhouette with negative space painting. You’ll have a fantastic figurative painting even if you don’t have a lot of experience drawing people.

Supplies Needed to bring for Class:

180lb watercolor papers 2 or 3 sheets approximately 9x12”
Fussy (small) scissors
Your favorite acrylic set
Brush set tiny to large
Any colored pencil set you have- Prismacolors, Inktense, anything
Regular pencil
Ruler
An image of a person from a magazine or a photo you printed just make sure it has a nice silhouette with an interesting pose and make sure your figure fits on a 9x12” substrate.

 


LeBrie Rich
6:30 - 9:30
Thursday Eve June 24

Best Friends Sheep


$ 95  

 

Curious about the wooly world of needle felting?
Join us to make tiny cute things out of wool! Using needle felting techniques, we’ll create a tiny sheep that fits in the palm of your hand. You'll learn all about needle felting: what types of fibers work best, selecting appropriate felting needles, and how to sculpt complex shapes.

All materials and tools will be provided and you'll take home the felting needle and materials needed to make a second sheep!

At the end of this class you'll be equipped with the skills to go NUTS with all sorts of fun future needle felting projects!
 

Materials Fee $15 paid at beginning of class includes:

includes everything


Helene Knott
6:30 - 9:30
Thursday Eve June 24

Fabric/Paper Beads


$ 95  

 

These beads are easy to make as long as you don’t end up gluing them permanently onto the skewer; if fabric isn’t your thing, they can also be made from decorative paper. The finished beads can be embellished with paints, glitter, beads or wire and coated with a sealer if you want a glossy finish or left rough for a primitive look. Your beads can be used to embellish other projects or strung to make into jewelry, dangle from a purse or bag and even used as a zipper pull. Skill Level: Beginner and up 

Materials fee $8 paid directly to instructor at beginning of class includes:
kit includes Styrofoam drying block, skewers, paper and fabrics, decorative cord/wire, beads and use of paints, brushes and PVA glue.

Supplies You Need to Bring to Class in addition to materials provided by instructor:
tweezers, a pair of craft scissors; a rotary cutter, 8” cutting ruler and a medium cutting mat would be helpful but not necessary.

Other Incidental Supplies:
• Lighting: additional lighting may be helpful; a portable Ott light would be appropriate. 
• Extension cords and plug strips (if bringing additional lighting)
• A Pillow: Many venues have less than comfortable chairs, a pillow may help.

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


Thursdsay Eve & Friday June 24/25

Helen Shafer Garcia
6:30 - 9:30 & 9:00 - 4:30
Thursdsay Eve & Friday June 24/25

Watermedia Riverside Painting


$ 225  

 

Imagine the concept of the ecology of a river created by your vision. This concept derived from my countless hours hiking, viewing the ecology signage on many trail heads. The grid design gives a direction for a narrative sign indicating wildlife that you might see on the trail. 
To start out, you’ll design and carve a stamp of a tree. Everyone will share their stamped image for the shoreline of the painting, creating a shared forest of trees and reflections. 
We’ll work on a 1/2 sheet hot pressed watercolor paper to create a dynamic painting.
You’ll learn how to draw and paint the fauna of a river using reference photos that I’ll provide. We’ll also work with gesso layers to bring back lighter values and beautiful transparencies on shapes. All of these methods will give you a greater understanding of watermedia approaches and the bonus of carving your own stamp!  

$15 kit fee paid to instuctor at beginning of classincludes
hot pressed Watercolor paper, print blocks, printing inks, gesso 
I will provide brayers, carving tools, Plant and animal images, brushes and other tools to use while we work. 


Supply list to bring to class:
Apron
Brushes: at least 2 watercolor brushes. #14 or #12
medium round acrylic brush
Watercolors: pan or personal palette (a Prang set will work or tube watercolors in a palette) Pigments: Suggested professional grade paint palette. Do the best you can with purchases on new paints according to your budget. A Pan palette will also work. Avoid the round palettes- they are usually too opaque.
Watercolor brands: Prang (non washable), Winsor Newton.
Daniel Smith, M. Graham, Winsor Newton, Di Vinci, Holbein.
Lemon yellow
Cadmium Yellow light
Quinacridone Red
Quinacridone Rose or Permanent Rose Quinacridone Gold
Quinacridone Burnt Sienna or Burnt Sienna Sap Green
Phthalo Green
Ultramarine Blue or French Ultramarine Cobalt Blue
Phthalo Blue
Cobalt Turquoise light
Carbazole or Dioxazine Violet
Indigo
Water container
#2b pencil
Paper towels

www.helenshafergarcia.com
www.agavelatte.blogspot.com  


Friday June 25

Clarissa Callesen
9:00 - 4:30
Friday June 25

Mark Making: Building Blocks and Finishing Touches


$ 170  

 

The making of marks is the fundamental building block of all artwork from the first handprints on cave walls to the strokes of paint that created Van Gogh’s Starry Starry Night. Mark making is the beginning exploration in a work of art all the way through to the last finishing touches. Mark making in a dance between our hands, our eyes and the way we see. We will be exploring a WIDE range of techniques for making marks. Some familiar and some unconventional. Besides traditional materials for marks, we will explore using stitches, collage, staplers, and solder irons as tools. Through exercises, we will explore the essential act of learning to see as an artist. Mark making is a great tool for exploring basic concepts of composition. Mark making is what makes abstract art. However, the marks learned can be incorporated into collage, visual journaling, more traditional drawing or painting, and fiber art.
This a great class for those traveling as the materials are lightweight and most likely things you already own.
I am a strong proponent of experimentation and light-heartedness in making art. My job is not to tell you “how to make art” but to share techniques and support you in finding your unique creative voice.
 

Supplies You Need to Bring to Class in addition to materials provided by instructor:
• A pad of inexpensive drawing paper
• An assortment of different papers to use for experimentation. Such as: rice paper, collage paper, specialty paper, colored paper, wrapping paper, anything that inspires you.
• A small bottle of black India ink.
• Glue stick or other favorite glue for paper
• An assortment of mark making tools that you already own: pencils, pens, pastels, paint, watercolor pencils,
etc.
Optional:
• High flow golden paint
• Colored ink
 

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

• Stabilo pencils
• Charcoal
• Copy paper
• Newsprint
• Vintage book pages
• A huge assortment of mark making tools
• Inspirational images
• Paint brushes
• Tools
• Needles and thread
• Extra ink and paint
 

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

 

 

 


 


Trish McKinney
9:00 - 4:30
Friday June 25

Nature’s Palette - Combining Mixed Media Techniques With Nature


$ 170  

 

Discover the wonder and beauty of Nature’s Palette through playful experimentation with paint, texture, and patterns. My Nature’s Palette paintings have evolved over the years, as most series should. Students will benefit from this evolution and learn some of my newest techniques on how I create texture and pattern in my backgrounds as well as how I choose my colors. They will experience the beauty of Nature’s Palette by implementing nature into pours of acrylic ink-like paint, playing with mixed media techniques to simulate natural texture, and organic stencils to simulate patterns. Imagine - leaves, grass, twigs, plants, all creatively combined with stencils, mark-making, and stamping to design a painting - with no drawing! Now how much fun does that sound?! Bring your imagination, your sense of adventure and leave your inhibitions at the door for we are going to shake things up!

Supplies to bring to class:
1 - 2 sheets Arches 140lb. Hot Press Watercolor Paper (22”x30”)
Optional materials to bring: favorite brushes, mark-making tools, palette knife, & stencils (only, if you have them)
 Materials Fee: $20 paid at beginning of class includes:

- 12x12 Ampersand Aquabord panel, Leaves to print, Handouts
- Trish will provide Students with all materials to finish their paintings - i.e., GOLDEN Fluid Acrylic Paints, GOLDEN High Flow Acrylic Paints, Gesso, Brushes, StencilGirl Stencils, Stamps & Funky Textural Elements
 

Based upon the artist’s Nature’s Palette Collection: www.trishmckinney.com/naturespalette

 


Anni Schwabe
9:00 - 4:30
Friday June 25

India Ink Narrative


$ 170  

 

We will begin by making a gatefold book with closures. Using India Ink liquid and pens, we will create our own mark-making narrative onto two 72” x 3” strips. These strips will be attached into the gatefold side by side and will pull open in either direction when the book is unlocked.
This versatile, permanent ink will be used to pour, drip, spatter, doodle on and even etch into. In this class we will also be making our own Chops to stamp in red as our personal signatures.
 

Supply Fee- $30 payable to instructor at beginning of class includes:
Bottles of India inks in many colors, gatefold book substrate, book closures, watercolor paper, Chop making supplies/red ink, crackle paint, rice paper, bamboo sticks, dip pens, oil pastels, extras

Please bring to class:
Water spray bottle, tacky glue, a sharp stylus or awl, one black Pit India ink pen (more if you have them), white gel pen, soft paint brushes: flat 1”, flat ½ “, medium to large round watercolor, and any others you want, a dip pen if you have one, paper towels, water cups
Optional: Apron
 

email: www.handgathered@hotmail.com
blog: www.handgathered.blogspot.com
other: www.picturetrail.com/handgathered

 


Nicole Austin
9:00 - 4:30
Friday June 25

Luminous Muses


$ 170  

 

These are some of the easiest, simplest yet stunning faces I like to create in my art journal. I want to share with you my process and techniques so that you, too, can feel the joy of creating faces! We'll start with some simple face sketching techniques and learning face proportion. Then, we'll create some simple backgrounds using my favorite supplies (oil pastels, Kwik Stix, Stabilo 3-in-1 pencils) and add some super simple yet stunning portraits over the top using Stabilo pencil. Then, we'll play with levels of transparency and opacity as we add simple shading, color and high lights with oil paint sticks. Each portrait we create will be another "step" in the process so you can see how each one differs and what layers were added, with what techniques, and what the results are (like a visual journey from start to finish!). In the final portrait, we'll add transparent and opaque layers of acrylic paint, collage, and more to give our portraits a luminous, life-like quality!


Materials Fee $20 paid at beginning of class includes:

use of all shared materials plus a collage pack full of unique, vintage, and recycled paper, collage paper, tissue paper, stabilo pencil

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

*Art Journal (I prefer Canson XL or Strathmore Mixed Media journals. Any journal will do, but it should have mixed media weight paper that can hold multiple layers of wet media)

Optional items: If you have special stamps or stencils, washi tape, collage paper 


Saturday June 26

Clarissa Callesen
9:00 - 4:30
Saturday June 26

Dramatic Textures in Fiber


$ 165  

 

Let’s infuse your fiber art with a big dose of texture! Whether you are working with quilting, fabric sculpture, slow stitch, or any fiber work. Surface design is the best part! (in my not so humble opinion) Surface design can be the main dish of your work or can simply supplement other focuses. I come to the fiber world as a sculptor so I didn’t learn any of the “rules”. As a matter of fact, I am a kind of an anti-rule person. Come spend a fun light-hearted day expanding your ideas about what fiber art can be. We will be working with non-traditional materials and non-traditional techniques to create rich textures in fiber. I encourage experimentation and embracing mistakes. You will leave class with a myriad of new techniques to use in your art practice.

Materials Fee $15 paid at beginning of class includes:

Fabric glue
Yarn and fibers
Tulle
Thread
Extra fabric
Rope
Surprises

 Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Embroidery floss: Black, white, cream and an assortment of colors that coordinate with your fabric choices

An assortment of small pieces of fabric: Include different textures and materials

Embroidery needles and hoop

Sewing pins

Sewing scissors regular size and detail

Just a few 3-D found objects: ideas could include: small stones or shells, buttons, pieces of broken jewelry, or?


Trish McKinney
9:00 - 4:30
Saturday June 26

You Should Be Gellin’ –Experimental Monoprinting & Creating A Gellin’ Journal


$ 170  

 

Learn the exciting world of mono-prints by using Gel-Press Plates with unusual textural elements to create layers of FUN! Students will experiment and pull several prints to create fun, future collage pages for a variety of applications. They will receive a handout describing how to create a very simple,16-page journal out of their gel press pages.
At the end of class, students will say: “Where did the all the time go?!” – always an indication of pure, unadulterated, creative play!
Trish will show students her unique way of finishing her Gellin’ Journals (see youtube video link below) by integrating their sketches with the fun patterns and textures on the journal cover pages and learning the important principal of harmony.
This class will answer the question: What can I do with all of my millions of gel prints?!  

Check the link for a You Tube video of the class

 Supplies to bring to class: 

Brayer, Awl, Bone Folder, Scissors, Needle, Book-binding Thread (any waxed linen or cotton thread in your favorite color), Straight edge/T-square, Self-healing Mat, Xacto knife. NOTE: Students may want to use a blow dryer to help speed up drying if electrical outlets permit. Trish will also bring some extra of these items to share if needed.  

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

Trish will provide everything else needed to take this class – Gel Press Plates, GOLDEN Paints – Open Acrylics & Fluid Acrylics, Gesso, & Matte Medium, Strathmore Watercolor Paper, Brushes, StencilGirl Stencils, Reference Photos, Handouts, & more 


Anni Schwabe
9:00 - 4:30
Saturday June 26

Mist


$ 170  

 

I have lately been experimenting with creating translucency by embedding organic elements between two layers of paper ‘skins’. The result is a misty and mysterious collection of sealed treasures.

We will be forming an accordioned art book using watercolor paper, rice paper and a myriad of translucent products that will form windows of embedded natural elements, utilizing positive and negative space.

We will be inscribing our marks by burning holes through some the papers as we go along. Bamboo sticks will weave through hasp openings for a stand-alone art piece.


Materials Fee $ 20.00 paid to instructor at beginning of class includes:
Translucent papers (incl. rice paper, teabags, parchment, tissue and more), precut watercolor paper, burning implements, bamboo sticks, ties, wire, pliers to borrow, needle and thread, beads, stamps, embossing powder and ink, heat gun, extra organic elements if needed..

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:
Bone folder, ruler, scissors, pencil and eraser, craft knife, assorted pressed and flat organic elements (leaves, wildflowers, small seeds and sticks, feathers etc.), tacky glue, gel medium, soft paint brushes, paper towels

Optional items:
Craft heat gun, apron


Jesse Reno
9:00 - 4:30
Saturday June 26

Abstract Landscapes


$ 170  

 

This class will offer you simple exploratory techniques in terms of application as well as new ways of looking at your artistic process.

Thru guided prompts students will create directed imagery, symbolism, and text that will give them insight to there inner animal powers some they never knew they had. Reminding us of our strengths. while learning expressive inspiring techniques that will engage us in our artmaking and process. students will be given a set of elements to explore, learning to let paintings unfold rather then forcing them into a context. the prompts are simple and fast paced to keep students from overthinking or worrying about perfection. Expression is fluid not refined. It is layering of ideas and expressed marks that we refine a feeling rather than a defined outcome. while working in new ways. at the end of the exercise students will be asked to reflect on there choices
so they will gain self understanding and inject this into there work. Using symbols texts and animal forms to understand and tell a story that is personal and empowered with wishes and choice.

This class will be a heavy imersion into doing rather than over thinking.. you will be given all the techniques and images in direct prompts in quick easy directives with examples, the reflection on what has been accomplished should come later. seperate from the moment of doing. making each moment pure for its own experience. by seperating making and understanding into there own moments you can ponder clearly
what has been said rather then what you intended to do. from this direction you are encouraged to share your truest feelings.

How this world will develop:

Using hands as a base for inspired drawing start building stones, mountains, faces, to create the landscape - create the ground shape the mountains devide the faces - place the symbols to mark your land in four corners- create doors windows ladders bridges strings hot air baloons - allow the stick figures to roam climb sleep find - become the
animal you were meant to be - blured to the landscape overtaking it or dwelling within it - cave drawings - fossils - a map written to find a treasure you must become lost to find.

Techniques:

Students will create there own reference sheets of markings, and techniques for future reference of all the processes used to create the lessons.. the individual techniques are simple and inspired it is the combination and connection that creates the complexity..

We will only use black and white by removing color we remove its competition and confusion, seeing our marks and individual interactions more clearly for what they are. we will also be able to see the importance of contrast. it is in contrast that images brew waiting to be found.

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

3 sheets of 19x24 bristol paper
black pencil
white pastel
black paint
white paint
1 fan brush

students wont need ot bring anything


Susan Schenk
9:00 - 4:30
Saturday June 26

Collage a Portrait: Painting with Paper


$ 165  

 

If you’ve made abstract collages, you are ready to take mixed media to a new level. Learn to use torn and cut maps and magazine pages to create striking, realistic portraits. Discover how to use recycled paper as if it is paint to create a unique work of art. You will be guided through the technical challenge of making realistic renderings from recycled materials, and produce one or two frame-ready works of art. No drawing skills needed.

Supplies Needed to bring for Class:

Color image of a face. 8 x 10 is perfect.
Papers that appeal to you, including old maps, music, etc.
Old magazines and maps to tear up
Scissors that you like

Materials supplied in class to use:
Everything you need is supplied including many reference images for portraits.


Helene Knott
9:00 - 4:30
Saturday June 26

Zen Pathway


$ 170  

 

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

In Japanese Gardens, the stonework plays a substantial role in the design. This small quilt, is a celebration of stone, the emphasis is on the path not the garden that surrounds it. In this class you will create your own unique Zen Path or work from a pattern designed by the instructor. The quilts will be small - around 8”-10” wide and about 20”–25” long; reminiscent of a Japanese scroll in shape and form. They need not be symmetrical. The stones will be appliquéd by hand, machine or fused as per your preference and some stones can be created in dimensional appliqué if you wish. If the idea of Wabi Sabi stone colors does not appeal to you, the stones can be rendered in surrealistic bright colors or floral themed prints. The finished path can be embellished with a few 3-D blossoms or leaves that have drifted onto it. Methods for creating 3-D botanical features will be demonstrated in class.

There will be kits available for the cobblestones ($10) if your project incorporates them as well as a variety of stonework and gravel fabrics suitable for the pathway available for purchase or you can bring your own fabrics as outlined below.

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

• Fabrics: As the size of the quilt you are making will vary, it is difficult to predict how much yardage and how many fabrics will be necessary until after you draft your design but ? yard should be adequate for a small to medium sized pathway; look for fabrics with a ‘sandy’, gravelly’ or ‘mossy’ texture for this base. Bring more than one choice if you can, it’s better to have more choices than you need than not enough. You will also need fabrics selected for the stones, you can choose just one fabric print for all of them or use a variety for more interest, and even leftover scraps from other projects will do. Look for fabrics with a rough stone like texture – batiks, hand dyes and/or Northcott’s Stonehenge line are perfect choices. You can add 3-D blossoms or leaves to embellish your quilt; however, it may be easier to pick colors/textures for these after your path is finished, batiks in flower or leaf colors would be suitable. One option you might choose is to find a large scale botanical print and fussy-cut flowers ir leaves from it. In class you will learn a few different ways you might embellish your pathway with botanical elements. Pre-wash all fabrics if you are planning on a fusible technique.
• Freezer paper: Bring a roll of paper not individual sheets as you will be designing your entire path on it.
• Pencil and a good eraser: I prefer the white rectangular erasers made by Pentel.
• Black ‘Sharpie’ brand pen
• Thin batting and backing: pieces slightly larger than your base fabric; the fabrics will be layered with batting then sewn and turned ‘envelope’ style before applying the stones. If you want to add a bit of dimensional padding to your stones, you can face them with very thin batting or flannel as well in which case bring additional thin batting and flannel. NOTE: the flannel is to cover the backside of any stones that might extend beyond the edges of your path, choose a medium to dark neutral color
• Sewing machine: With a standard piecing foot and a free-motion foot for free form stitching.
• Thread: 100% cotton in colors similar to your fabrics or a medium neutral color, a nice touch can be to do some micro stippling on the stones in a color to look like moss or lichen Note: if you wish to embellish with a 3-D leaf/flower, decorative rayon thread to match your leaf/flower fabric may be used.
• Medium-lightweight stabilizer or interfacing (optional): this will be used for making a 3-D leaf and/or facing the stones.
• Rotary cutter, mat and a 6”x 24” ruler: to cut excess fabric or freezer paper to a manageable size and help draft your path should you wish to design your own.
• Light/medium weight interfacing or stabilizer (optional): Will be used only if you wish to create a 3 dimensional leaf or flower to embellish your quilt.
• Scissors: A pair of craft scissors and a pair of fine-jawed embroidery scissors (for the appliqué stones and absolutely necessary for the dimensional appliqué and embellishment technique). You may want to bring paper scissors in addition to your fabric scissors to cut freezer paper templates.
• Sewing pins
• Fusible web (optional): a product such as ‘Steam a Seam Lite’ or ‘Heat & Bond Lite’ if you wish to fuse any of your appliqué as opposed to composing it from faced pieces. About ½ yard from a roll should be enough
• Ephemera (optional): These would be artifacts beyond the 3-D leaves or flowers you might stitch yourself. The floral/bridal department at a craft store can yield some interesting finds – butterflies made from feathers, silk flowers and/or sprays of berries, miniature pinecones… you could even attach a sturdy twig collected on a nature walk…
• Bamboo stalk or piece of straight driftwood: You could hang your pathway using a traditional sleeve sewn to the back but a length of bamboo or weathered piece of driftwood makes a charming hanger for your quilt, Choose one that is somewhat sturdy and rather straight around 7” – 8 “ long.
• Design resources: if you should wish to design your own path of stones, there are some wonderful examples of Japanese Garden paths on Pinterest and Google images, a few are listed below.

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/347903139947708541/?lp=true
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/403564816581413535/?lp=true
http://robertketchell.blogspot.com/2013/08/paths-and-japanese-garden.html

Other Incidental Supplies:
• Lighting: additional lighting may be helpful; a portable Ott light would be appropriate. 
• Extension cords and plug strips (if bringing additional lighting)
• A Pillow: Many venues have less than comfortable chairs, a pillow may help.

 


Susan Woodworth
9:00 - 4:30
Saturday June 26

English Cottage Birdhouse


$ 160  

 

Just imagine the whimsical English Cottage Bird house you could take home. We will turn a plain hard Kentucky gourd into a patio treasure for you. Join me by painting with oodles of acrylic colors to design your home for any happy bird.
You will be greeted in class with a white primed southern kettle gourd. This fellow will be approximately, 8-10 inch tall fat and has taken a full year to grow from a seed, cure in the winter weather to sitting in front of you in class Our day will be filled with step by step instructions, to create the brick walls, roof, windows, door and flowers. If you have ever done decorative painting or tole painting you will have your mind spinning with ideas. If you are a confident beginner you too will learn to add a spring tree and flowering vines to turn your gourd into a treasure for years.  

Materials Fee $30 paid at beginning of class includes:

1 hard gourd – drilled for hanging, a front door and drain holes. The inside has been wire brushed cleaned, vacuumed and light sprayed with a sealer. Each gourd then has been painted with a primer of gesso. 
Written instructions for the project plus after care of your gourd. 
Plenty of acrylic paint colors
Painting stations at each desk. 
Blue painters tape 
Hand wipes 

I will have additional brushes for sale in recommended.

 Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Tip stylus/ dotter embossing tool (Joanns- $4.49)
Acrylic paint brushes:
Flat: 3/4 inch
Flat: size: 6 or 8
Round: size 2 or 3
Liner / script liner: 2
Paper and pencil

Optional items:
English cottage pictures such as Thomas Kinkade (just for image ideas)
Any favorite paint brushes you like
Hair dryer. I will have a couple… helps the paint dry quicker

Additional information:
This information is not meant to discourage or frighten anyone who wants to work with gourds. I prepare your gourd and I take specific precautions in cleaning the gourds. I wear a HEPA filter mask when I drill and clean the inside of the gourd. I use a brass wire brush on a drill and clean out all the mummified insides and seeds. I use a shop vac to vacuum and power blow out remaining dust. The gourds then get a soaking in a bleach water and then left to dry. They are then sprayed on inside with a fine mist of outdoor varnish sealer. This has never deterred a bird from renting one of my bird houses.
 **Caution: the gourd birdhouses are not meant to be a child’s toy.


Saturday Eve June 26

Jennifer MacLean
6:30 - 9:30
Saturday Eve June 26

Juicy Affirmation Cards for the Soul


$ 95  

 

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

You will learn:

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

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

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

Supplies Needed to bring for Class:

Bring your favorite affirmations to add to your cards

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

 

 


 

 


 


Sunday June 27

Eric Scott
9:00 - 4:30
Sunday June 27

Radiant Mixed Media Abstracts


$ 170  

 

We don’t need a studio full of every possible art material in order to create bright and vibrant mixed media art. We only need a few basics like watercolor, watercolor pencil, colored pencil, and ink! So, spend the day exploring a wide variety of techniques and learn just some of the countless possibilities for combining these simple materials. See how easy it is to build rich layers and create vivid abstract compositions full of radiant color, simple shapes, and subtle textures.

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Mixed media paper (Strathmore 400 recommended)
Watercolor paint
Watercolor pencils
Colored Pencils
Variety of paint brushes
A few of your favorite markers, pens, and pencils
 


Trish McKinney
9:00 - 4:30
Sunday June 27

Creative Awakenings


$ 170  

 

Awake your creative spirit and feed your soul within in this creativity workshop exploring artistic play through creative, spiritual, inspiration. Students will learn the process of altered books and art journaling through repurposing an old book using
several mixed media techniques - acrylic paints, collaging, stamping, ink pens, stencils, and much more. Nurture your creative spirit in a relaxed atmosphere of refreshment, refinement, and rejuvenation and give your imagination permission to play! No art, drawing, or painting experience necessary to enjoy this class – only a willingness to
play!

Materials Fee $20 paid at beginning of class includes:

- Old Book, Inspirational Collage Materials & Ephemera, Handouts
- Trish will provide Students with GOLDEN Fluid Acrylics, Matte Medium, & Gesso, Brushes, StencilGirl Stencils, Stamps & Funky Textural Elements
 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

wax paper, spray water bottle, water container, paper towels, your favorite mark-making tools, & scissors 
Optional Materials: Various Personal Inspirational Ephemera - ie, scraps of fun papers, words to collage, old photo-copied letters & photos, old sheets of music, poetry and favorite verses to collage – these are only examples - Trish encourages students to have fun searching for creative inspiration! 
NOTE: Students may want to use a blow dryer to help speed up drying if electrical outlets permit. Trish will also bring some extra of these items to share if needed.   
 


Jacqueline Sullivan
9:00 - 4:30
Sunday June 27

Transparent Collage


$ 170  

 

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

Supply List Needed to Bring to class: 

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

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


Sunday, Monday June 27-28

Clarissa Callesen
9:00 - 4:30
Sunday, Monday June 27-28

Painting with Leaves, Rust and Stitches


$ 340  

 

I would like to invite you on an adventure of using fabric and stitches instead of paint to create original works of art. I work primarily in abstract but these techniques are suitable for all different styles of expression and I always encourage my students to follow their own inspirations.

In this two-day workshop we will delve into fabric dyeing, composition, and mark-making with thread. The first day we will create our palette of “paint” by creating, one of a kind, hand-dyed fabric. You will learn the basics of eco and rust dyeing including equipment, materials, choosing plants, mordants, bundling, and so much more. Well on our way to originality with our stash of hand-dyed fabrics. Day two we will focus on composition, construction, and embroidery.

This is not your grandma’s embroidery sampler. We will be using thread as a drawing medium. Working intuitively, we will explore mark making through embroidery and applique. I am a strong proponent of experimentation and light-heartedness in making art. My job is not to tell you “how to” make art but to share techniques and support you in finding your unique creative voice.

  

Materials Fee $25 paid at beginning of class includes:

Equipment and propane for steaming 
All the plant material necessary
Mordants
Vinegar 
Rusty junk
Extra fabric 
Nitrile gloves
Fusible webbing
Glue sticks
Thread 
And surprises
 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

• Smaller pieces of white or light-colored fabric. Silk, wool, and cotton are the “recommended” fabrics, but I have had some striking results with synthetic as well. I am a big proponent of recycled textiles so feel free to bring some experimental fabric from the thrift store. Vintage handkerchiefs and lace are lovely to experiment with as well.
Dharma Trading Company is a good source for reasonable silk yardage and silk scarves if that strikes your fancy. http://www.dharmatrading.com/fabric/silk/silk-fabrics.html

• A pair of fabric scissors

• Supplemental small pieces of solid colored fabrics in colors to compliment the eco and rust dyed pieces we will be making. Make sure to include some black or other dark color

• Embroidery floss in black, dark brown, cream, white, and an assortment of other colors of your choosing I suggest leaning towards earth tones

• Embroidery needles

• Embroidery hoop and thimble if you work with those normally

• Straight pins

• A disappearing fabric marking pen: I prefer the ones that disappear with heat but the water or air disappearing will work also 


Optional:
• Buttons, charms, or other found objects for extra embellishment
• Random local plant material to experiment with
• “Special” rust objects (there will be lots of general rusty objects provided for class use)
• Ott light
• Extra white embroidery floss if you wish to dye some


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


Judy Hudson
9:00 - 4:30
Sunday, Monday June 27-28

Silken 3D Mixed Media Techniques


$ 340  

 

Color and texture are my thing! I’m going to show you how to create stunning, eye-catching artwork that will drop jaws! And you won’t have to break your budget to do it. In my class, you will create THREE canvases with three different techniques. To break it down, you will learn:
1. How to apply silk to a canvas.
2. How to create ‘folds, hills, and valleys’ using two different sculpting mixtures.
3. How to create texture with both purchased and found materials.
4. How to create flowers with clay.
5. Color, my way!
6. How to create layers of color
7. Adding color to 3D objects
8. Applying bling
9. Varnish and Sealing
 

Kit or Materials Fee – $25  paid to instructor at beginning of class includes 

The shared use of Colourarte Primary Elements
Assorted paints to share
Hair dryers/heat guns
Toilet paper
Flour
Gesso
Baggies and latex gloves
Lots of textural items to share
*I will have silk available for purchase; in case you forget yours.
** I will have Colourarte Primary Elements available for purchase, if you enjoy using them.

Supplies to Bring to class

Silk- this could be a piece of recycled silk, such as a scarf or a piece of clothing that has been cut up. (Pattern and color do not matter as we will be using gesso and paint over the fabric.)
8 oz package of Creative Paper Clay
10 x 20 inch canvas, preferably gallery-wrapped and 1.5 inch deep
(2) 8 x 8 inch canvases
Paints- I use liquid watercolors, acrylic inks, fluid and soft bodied acrylics, and dry pigments. I prefer (and will teach using) metallic and iridescent paints. Use/bring what you have!
16 oz jar of Golden Light Molding Paste (it MUST be light and it can be Golden OR Liquitex)
8 oz jar of Golden Crackle Paste (I think this is the smallest size, but once you use it, you are gonna LOVE it!)
Brushes, spray bottle for water, water container, palette knives, paper towels and/or wet wipes, plastic placemat.
*if you like stones, rocks, crystals, beads, etc – you might want to bring a few to include in your pieces. The same goes for specific textures.

  

  
 

 


 


Jill Timm
9:00 - 4:30
Sunday, Monday June 27-28

The Amazing Dremel - 2 Day Class


$ 340  

 

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

Please download this info about the Dremel:

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

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

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

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

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


Sunday Eve June 27

Eric Scott
6:30 - 9:30
Sunday Eve June 27

Mixed Media Minis


$ 95  

 

Come out for an evening of fun and experimental mixed media as we create colorful miniature works. Fling, splatter, and drip paint. Tear, cut, and chop papers, pictures, and other ephemera. Scribble, scratch, and doodle as we try a wide variety of techniques to let loose and create mini masterpieces full of dynamic energy. Walk out with a number of small pieces ready to frame or to trade!

$2 Fee paid to instructor at beginning of class includes

8 pieces of Strathmore 400 Series Mixed Media Paper - 3”x4” or 4”x4”

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Watercolor paint
Watercolor pencils
Variety of paint brushes
Scissors
Glue Stick (UHU recommended)
Markers, pens, and pencils - a variety of waterproof and water-soluble writing and drawing materials
Collage materials – maps, photos, postcards, photocopies, colored papers, ticket stubs, and any other visually inspiring and personally relevant items

Optional Items:
Colored Pencils

 


Jennifer MacLean
6:30 - 9:30
Sunday Eve June 27

Colorful Gel Printing Interchangeable Necklaces


$ 95  

 

Let’s take gelli printmaking in a new direction and create interchangeable jewelry that is fun to “wear & share”! You will leave with a necklace that can be worn as five different looks, you will personalize each one to capture a different artistic & fashion forward look.

You will learn:
• How to use the gel press in creative & new ways.
• Learn to create a good composition from random patterns.
• Explore layering colors while keeping colors crisp.
• Learn how to build surfaces, create history and depth in your artwork.
• Explore the power of using words in your art.
 

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

Jewelry findings to make two necklaces
Printmaking paper
Paints, glitters, words
Glue

Supplies Needed to bring for Class:

Gelli Arts Press or Gel Press – Any size
Brayer for rolling paint
Instructor will have a small kit available for sale.

Optional items:
Printed words for your necklaces.

 

 


 

 


 


Monday June 28

Eric Scott
9:00 - 4:30
Monday June 28

Soul Stories and Journal Magic


$ 170  

 

We all have a story that’s just itching to burst out, and the visual journal is the perfect place to bring that story to life. Take a deep dive into the journal and discover the story you’ve been longing to tell. Explore materials like watercolor, watercolor pencil, and collage, and experiment with techniques such as image transfers, lettering, and layering to create rich pages. Delve into several writing activities to discover your personal stories and focus in on the themes and the details that are most important to you. Spend the day learning the magic of the journal and tapping into the stories of your

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

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


Trish McKinney
9:00 - 4:30
Monday June 28

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


$ 170  

 

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

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

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

Supplies Needed to Bring to Class:

Brayer, Paper Towels, Water Container,
Optional Supplies to bring – students may chose to use their own brushes, stencils, stamps, & any other materials they wish to use while mono-printing. Note: students may want to use a blow dryer to help speed up drying if electrical outlets permit.  


Jennifer MacLean
9:00 - 4:30
Monday June 28

Galaxy Necklace with Gel Press


$ 170  

 

In this class you will start out creating with the gel press, enjoying carefree experimentation with color, texture, and shapes. Your instructor will demonstrate utilizing unique items and techniques to make your prints interesting and one of a kind. In the afternoon, we will focus down finding the most visual interesting sections and areas to create impactful pendants, by adding paints, inclusions, glitter, and beads.

You will learn:
• How to use the gel press in creative & new ways.
• Learn to create a good composition from random patterns.
• Explore layering colors while keeping colors crisp.
• Learn how to build surfaces, create history and depth in your artwork.
• Learn to use jewelry resin.
• You will create six distinctive pendants.
 

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

Jewelry findings to make six distinctive pendants
Two leather cords
Printmaking paper
Paints, glitters, inclusions
Glue
Resin

Supplies Needed to bring for Class:

Gelli Arts Press or Gel Press – Any size
Brayer for rolling paint
Instructor will have a small kit available for sale.
Scissors