Portland, OR 2021 Art and Soul Workshops

Workshop Details

Monday Feb 15

Jill K. Berry & Maude May
9:00 - 4:30 & 6:30 - 9:30
Monday Feb 15

Peek-A-Boo Book


$ 260  

 

Some Bookbinding and sewing experience helpful
Jill and Maude look forward to sharing with you their journal making tips and tricks! This journal contains many of them. It has beautiful painted pages that peek out from the spine of this stitched fabric collage cover. The cover will combine scraps of fabrics, paintings, felt, paper, threads, and colorful notions. This class includes bookbinding, painting on papers, machine and hand stitching and collage techniques. 

Skills you will learn or build on
• Collage Principles
• Creating a Visual Narrative Using Words and Images
• Layering Papers and Fabrics Together
• Machine Stitching
 

Materials Fee $32 paid at beginning of class includes:

Bookbinding tools
Buttons
Embroidery floss
Embroidery scissors
Embroidery Stitch Guides
Fabrics
Interfacing
Needles
Paint
Paint Brushes
Sewing Machine threads
Various artist grade papers for painting
Waxed linen
Wool felt
And more!
There will be five sewing machines available to share. If you have a machine please bring it!

 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Decorative papers of all kinds, at least 15" X 8"
Favorite fabric scraps
Good fabric scissors
Good paper scissors
Any adornments you would like to add
 


Jen Crossley
9:00 - 4:30
Monday Feb 15

Found Memory Necklace


$ 170  

 

Ever wanted to learn the art of Reproduction!
In this workshop Jen will show you how to mould an old daguerreotype frame, also learn the beauty of resin to achieve this look of days gone by.
We will also do some creative beaded chaining from scratch to make this truly unique necklace.

Materials Fee $45 cash please paid at beginning of class includes:

• resin piece
• resin
• gold powder
• Plastic containers
• tin photo (if required)
• wire
• paint brush
• patina
• jump rings,
• findings,
• closures
• velvet piece
 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

• apron
• cutting mat
• scissors
• craft knife
• ruler /pencil
• assorted Beads
• assorted jewellery pliers,wire cutters,round nose pliers

• NB: Teacher will supply a tin type photo for your necklace or if you want to use your own photo instead please feel free to. Size is roughly 1 inch.
 


Jane Davies
9:00 - 4:30
Monday Feb 15

Light Hearted


$ 170  

 

Ever feel like making art but you don’t know what to make? This workshop takes you on a journey of drawing, painting, and collage without having to ever wonder what you are making. You are making hearts! Take the most cliché, though still beloved, shape, and mix it up with mixed media. Combine techniques and materials in new ways and build confidence and freedom in the process. LOVE your art! Make hearts!

 

Materials Fee $5 paid at beginning of class includes:

? Cheap Drawing Paper for making collage papers and stencils
? A bunch of other cool stuff to share
? Heart-shaped Chocolate

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

? A stack of sturdy paper, 5”x7” or 6”x6”. We are working small, so bring LOADS of it. Bristol, printmaking paper, smooth watercolor paper (minimum 250 gsm) are all good choices. Don’t skimp on the paper.
? Acrylic paint – bring all of your colors; small tubes or bottles are fine
? Disposable palette
? Brushes
? Paint markers, such as Posca
? As many other drawing materials as you have: pencils, gel pens, Pitt Pens, graphite, colored pencils, water soluble crayons, markers, etc.
? Acrylic matte medium
? Collage papers: think pattern and color, NOT image. Bring opaque papers, not just tissue and deli papers.
? Scissors
? A roll of soft paper towels
? Any other bells, whistles, and bling you would like to use: glitter glue, inks, stamps, fabrics, threads, etc.
 


Ingrid Dijkers
9:00 - 4:30
Monday Feb 15

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


Helen Shafer Garcia
9:00 - 4:30
Monday Feb 15

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   


Rochelle Gaukel
9:00 - 4:30
Monday Feb 15

Soldering 101


$ 170  

 

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

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

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

Materials Fee $25 paid at beginning of class includes:

Glass, copper tape, papers, book pages, images, vintage papers, rhinestones, buttons, words, glass glitter, small bits and pieces, jump rings, chain for necklace, patina.

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Cookie sheet for your solder station, Soldering iron (WELLER 100 watt), soldering iron stand, spool of lead-free solder (I buy the one from Hobby Lobby with the purple label - 675D), flux for soldering, salamoniac block, E6000 glue, scissors, jewelry pliers set, rag or towel, apron

Optional items:
Any bits and pieces you would want to personalize in your glass charms.

 

 


 


Roxanne Padgett
9:00 - 4:30
Monday Feb 15

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


 


LeBrie Rich
9:00 - 4:30
Monday Feb 15

Felted Slippers


$ 160  

 

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.
 


Susan Rossiter
9:00 - 4:30
Monday Feb 15

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


Anni Schwabe
9:00 - 4:30
Monday Feb 15

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

 


Sandra Duran Wilson
9:00 - 4:30
Monday Feb 15

Who Are You?


$ 170  

 

Student Level: all levels. The beginner as well as advanced learners will discover new techniques.
Prerequisites: None

This class, which is taken from my new book, Awakening Your Creative Soul, will jump start the way you view your creative process and how you, the creative one, fit into the story. A beginner may create a piece based on intuitive and abstract ideas and a more advanced student may discover a way to tap into underlying feelings that enhance the drawing and painting process. We will use the inquiry process to look deep within and guide you to a deeper understanding of your personal sense of who you are. You are more than your outer labels. It is like peeling away the layers and getting to your core, or essence of yourself. You will incorporate the words that you wrote into your self-portrait. This doesn’t need to be a physical representation, but it can be. You may choose to create a more abstract expressionist piece or even something more narrative. You will learn several collage techniques using dry adhesive and washi tape. Crackles and clay can add to the story and I will provide acrylic gels and pastes to adhere objects. Bring along a talisman if you like or something that represents who you are that may be added to the piece. You will use several spontaneous acrylic techniques to jump-start your background and how to add some transparent layers too. You will discover new ways to approach your art and how you define your role in the process. Warning-this class may shake up your creative process and open new doors.

Instructor will provide- stencils, texture plates, stamps, mark-making tools, heat gun, collage papers, tape, lustre cremes, paint pens and some assorted ephemera and found objects.
 

Materials Fee $25 paid at beginning of class includes:

paint, washi tape, mixed media paper, Ampersand painting panel, acrylic pastes, alcohol, crackle pastes, clay, gampi tissue, fabrics and yarns. I provide paints but if you like to have your own next to you please use acrylics.

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Gloss medium
Soft Gel
Please bring soft synthetic brushes, a set from the craft store for a few dollars will give you a nice selection, a trowel shaped palette knife, container for water, palette paper or plastic plates, paper towels, spray bottle for alcohol, spray bottle for water, scissors, a pen and pencil and a notebook or paper for writing on.


www.SandraDuranWilson.com
skwduran@msn.com


Monday Eve Feb 15

Jane Davies
6:30 - 9:30
Monday Eve Feb 15

Kitchen Table Art


$ 95  

 

This is a workshop in making art with portable, non-messy, minimal supplies. “Dry” painting, it has been called. No buckets of water or tubes of paint necessary, and “clean-up” is a snap. Learn how to make expressive images wherever you are – on a plane, in a café, on the beach, in a cabin, or at your kitchen table – without compromising intensity of color or quality of the work. Discover new, convenient, art materials and techniques for quick, on-the-go, art sessions. I work in abstract imagery but feel free to  work in whatever genre you like.

Materials Fee $5 paid at beginning of class includes:

Card stock for substrate
A whole bunch of supplies to share: brush pens, colored pencils, crayons, oil pastels, gel pens, gel crayons, some collage paper, and more.

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Collage Papers
Scissors
Glue Stick
Pencils
Paint Markers, such as Posca
Fine-tip pens/markers such as Pitt Pens
Caran d’Ache NeoColor II water soluble crayons (a small set)
Water Brush (or several)

Optional:
Sketchbook
Gel pens, Pitt pens
Colored Pencils
Tempera Sticks
Gel Crayons
Any other bells and whistles you want to bring that are not “wet”.
 


Roxanne Lingle
6:30 - 9:30
Monday Eve Feb 15

Faux Glass Flowers


$ 95  

 

Join Roxanne (Roxy) Lingle for a fun class of faux glass flower making. We will use plastic water and pop bottles and upcycle them into beautiful wearable creations. Roxanne will have various tinting agents to bring these beauties to life. We will shape them into full blossoming flowers and add bling and baubles to the centers for realistic looking stamens and pistils. Each participant will make 1 large and 1 small flower . We will turn them into scarf, hat or bag pins and the creative ideas with these gorgeous focals are endless.

Materials Fee $20 paid at beginning of class includes:

Written instructions... various size, shapes and styles of plastic bottles. Color and tinting supplies. Beads and wire and buttons of various shapes and sizes
All glues, dyes and melting supplies.

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Sharp scissors
Jewelry plier set...to include round nose, regular plier and cutting plier

Optional items:
Favorite beads (optional)
Hair dryer (optional)
 


Jennifer MacLean
6:30 - 9:30
Monday Eve Feb 15

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.

 

 


 

 


 


Monday Eve & Tuesday Eve 15 &16

Anni Schwabe
6:30 - 9:30
Monday Eve & Tuesday Eve 15 &16

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
other: www.picturetrail.com/handgathered

 


Monday & Tuesday Feb 15/16

Jenny Doh
9:00 - 4:30
Monday & Tuesday Feb 15/16

Magical Oil Portraits


$ 340  

 

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

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

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

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

SKILL LEVEL
All

MEDIUM
Oil paint on gessobord

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

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

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


Kate Thompson
9:00 - 4:30
Monday & Tuesday Feb 15/16

Sacred Vestment Collage


$ 340  

 

In this class we will create collage pieces and stitch them to strips of cloth to make what I call Vesments. The dictionary description says an official or ceremonial robe. They will be full of images and objects that are personal to each student because we are creating ourselves with these pieces.
 The first part of the class we will start creating our collage elements with mark making techniques on paper, plastering and stenciling fabric, creating matte medium skins, wire weaving, making little fabric bundles with stitching and painting over Nomad Women images that I will supply using watercolors and white acrylic paint.. Once we have all of our elements we will create complex and beautiful fabric collages and finish them off with hand stitching
 

Materials Fee $10 paid at beginning of class includes:

1 Sheet of vintage paper photos copies of images, wire, joint compound, needles and thread

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Vintage fabrics and lace
Watercolors- bring a blue, red and yellow of your choice or if you are new to watercolors, you can buy an inexpensive set like Angora Water Colors set
Acrylic paint- titanium white (I prefer Golden open acrylics)
Charcoal pencils-2b-6b
Derwent XL charcoal –black
Pencil
Stabile pencil
Brushes- assorted bristle and watercolor brushes, I love using the 1/4” angular brush( Princeton Select), as well as assorted filbert brushes, a cheap utility brush for gessoing
Gesso
Gel medium

fracturedangelics.com
fracturedangelics@hotmail.com
 


Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday Feb 15/16/17

Roxanne Evans Stout
9:00 - 4:30
Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday Feb 15/16/17

Tied, Wrapped & Bundled


$ 495  

 

Please Join Roxanne as she guides you in creating several unique art pieces including: a hand crafted artist book, a woven piece that begins with a small box, a Talisman, a scroll, and so much more.  You will paint, collage, stitch, bundle, weave, wire, attach, assemble and build all to your hearts content  All of these treasures will nest safely inside a basket or a vessel for you to take home and treasure.
 

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

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


Jesse Reno
9:00 - 4:30
Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday Feb 15/16/17

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


 


Tuesday Feb 16

Jill K. Berry & Maude May
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday Feb 16

Memento Vivi


$ 170  

 

A play on the phrase "Memento Mori" which is Latin for “Remember death.” , Memento Vivi is a place for remembering life! This book is a journal with edges collaged in small beautiful compositions that inspire, or remember, special times.
You will start by creating your cover utilizing photo transfers on linen with ribbons and hand-stitching. The inside of the journal has collages on all the edges of the papers, using fodder from many sources. We will talk about the principles of composition while creating a set of pages for future journaling.

Materials Fee $25 paid at beginning of class includes:

Adhesives
Bookbinding tools
Cropodile
Dowels
Embroidery floss
Embroidery scissors
Embroidery Stitch Guides
Fabrics
Interfacing
Linen photo transfers
Misc. papers for collage
Paper Punches
Ribbons
Watercolor Paper for pages
Waxed Linen
Wooden dowels
And more!
 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Scissors for paper
Scissors for fabric
UHU glue stick
Bring any books, magazines, maps or papers you can cut up
Paper mementos (ticket stubs, photos, travel fodder
Paper punches you already own

 


Jen Crossley
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday Feb 16

Metal Etch Madness


$ 170  

 

Ever wanted to learn how to Metal etch? Metal Etching is a wonderful process very addictive so be warned .
Students will learn the process of metal etching and how to make a unique book including learning the Coptic stitch. We will hand our own goodies on the side of the books for a truly unique metal Journal.
 

Materials Fee $55 cash please paid at beginning of class includes:

• Brass metal sheet qty 1 
• wax linen thread, needles,
• Ferric Chloride
• Cordless drill wood to drill into to hang things off the book Only if you have one
• Patina
• Sandpaper, gloves, plastic containers
• Chain, jump rings
• Bicarb soda, plastic table cloths,
• eyelets
• Plastic containers use of patina 
 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

• Tin snips
• Hammer.
• Bench pin
• Bench Block
• Rubber mallet small head
Hand drill or cordless drill only if you have one.1/6th drill bit x 2
Hand file Bastard Mill file https://www.homedepot.com/p/Nicholson-10-in-Bastard-Cut-with-Handle-Mill-File-21701N/205215831
• Awl
• Crop a dile only if you have one https://www.michaels.com/crop-a-dile-hole-punch-and-eyelet-setter/10402342.html
• Paper towel
• Cutting mat /scissors / scalpel/ Ruler/pencil
• apron
• round nose pliers, flat nose or jewellery tools
• Rubber stamps for Metal Etching Teacher will supply some
• Stazon ink pad Black
• Sharpie marker Black
• Your own junk to hang on the side check picture for ideas

• Water colour pad 180 gsm A4 pad

• Pattern paper if you like

• Masking tape good quality high tack 2 inch wide

• Safety glasses
 


Ingrid Dijkers
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday Feb 16

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


Rochelle Gaukel
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday Feb 16

Charmed, A Soldered Bracelet


$ 170  

 

In this workshop you will learn the different techniques and tricks of soldering glass charms. First you will design your glass charms and then we will solder them all up. These different size glass charms will all be a part of the “charmed” bracelet that you will make. Your bracelet can be a reflection of you while you design all your little charms with your favorite colors and papers. This is a good class for the beginner solder student.

Materials Fee $25 paid at beginning of class includes:

Glass, copper tape, papers, book pages, images, vintage papers, rhinestones, buttons, words, glass glitter, small bits and pieces, jump rings, bracelet chain, charms, patina.

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Cookie sheet for your solder station, Soldering iron (WELLER 100 watt), soldering iron stand, spool of lead-free solder (I buy the one from Hobby Lobby with the purple label - 675D), flux for soldering, salamoniac block, E6000 glue, scissors, jewelry pliers set, rag or towel, apron

Optional items:
Any bits and pieces you would want to personalize in your glass charms.

 

 


 


Helene Knott
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday Feb 16

Suitable for Framing


$ 165  

 

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!

Is it art or is it a quilt? For many people the difference is the frame. Take a quilt or a quilt top, put it in a frame and now even a gallery will call it Art. In this class you will learn how to make any picture into a piece of ‘Art’ suitable for framing. This is not a quilt, it is a scenic ‘miniature’, there is no batting or backing and the stitching is more like machine embroidery than quilting but the results are stunningly beautiful and the technique surprisingly easy.

Materials Fee $25 paid at beginning of class includes:

a master photo, fabrics, stabilizer and the use of a variety of threads to stitch and embellish with.

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

• Pencil and eraser
• Sewing machine with a regular piecing foot and a free motion presser foot:
• Extra bobbins: you will need a variety of different colored threads in the bobbin so bring as many empty bobbins as possible otherwise you will waste thread stripping the bobbin for each new color.
• Extra sewing machine needles: stitching through heavy paper tends to dull needles quickly; it’s advisable to have extra needles on hand. Size 12 -14 machine quilting or topstitching needles will be fine
• Scissors: fine-jawed embroidery scissors with 1 ½” blades are crucial for trimming the small pieces after they are sewn. Larger fabric scissors or shears will not work well for the fine snipping you will be doing. A pair of utility shears is also recommended for trimming paper and stabilizer.
• Glue stick (optional): the office supply kind.
• Pins: standard sewing pins.

 


Roxanne Padgett
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday Feb 16

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
Tuesday Feb 16

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)
 


Sandra Duran Wilson
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday Feb 16

Fiber Web Painting


$ 170  

 

Student Level: all levels. The beginner as well as advanced learners will discover new techniques.
Prerequisites: None

I have discovered over the past two decades of teaching that many artists stick with what they know and they don’t venture too far from that. In order to grow and experience more adventure in painting even advanced painters need to push themselves to discover new techniques. Therefore, I love to place all levels together. The beginners can help the more advanced students see with fresh eyes and the advanced students learn to take an alternative route. I find it a win-win for everyone.
I love this workshop format in that it is about the journey, yet the destination will result in a finished acrylic on panel painting.

Description of workshop:
This unique painting class uses various fibers to move the paint and make implied textural layers. The student will learn how to use transparent colors to create vibrant layers, how to add shadows for depth, unusual ways to incorporate stencils and some other fun painting materials that will be used to add to the composition. You will learn how to add color without covering and what materials to use for texture and opacity. In this course you will learn about color mixing, how to create transparent layers, composition tips and making transparent collage papers. The newcomer to painting will find this mixed media course welcoming and friendly. The advanced student will discover some new ways to add unusual textures to any style of acrylic painting. Even oil and watercolorists can translate these techniques to their preferred style and medium.

Instructor will provide the following supplies to be shared: texture tools, stencils, heat gun, masking tape, collage materials, lustre cremes, paint pens and some assorted ephemera and found objects.
 

Materials Fee $25 paid at beginning of class includes:

many acrylic paints, mixed media paper, Deli sheets, Gampi tissue, Ampersand painting panel, acrylic pastes, alcohol, crackle pastes, plastic wrap, fabrics and yarns. I provide paints but if you like to have your own next to you please use acrylics. I recommend fluid acrylics.

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Golden soft gel gloss-small container
Golden or other brand of gloss medium
Please bring soft synthetic brushes, a set from the craft store for a few dollars will give you a nice selection, a trowel shaped palette knife, container for water, palette paper or plastic plates, paper towels, spray bottle for alcohol, spray bottle for water, scissors, gloves are handy, a pen or pencil. Optional-wax paper for wrapping your acrylics and a heat gun if you have one.

 

www.SandraDuranWilson.com
skwduran@msn.com


Tuesday Eve Feb 16

Clarissa Callesen
6:30 - 9:30
Tuesday Eve Feb 16

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 


Helene Knott
6:30 - 9:30
Tuesday Eve Feb 16

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.


Jennifer MacLean
6:30 - 9:30
Tuesday Eve Feb 16

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.

 

 


 

 


 


Susan Schenk
6:30 - 9:30
Tuesday Eve Feb 16

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
 


Monday Eve & Tuesday Aug 15&16

Helen Shafer Garcia
6:30 - 9:30 & 9:00 - 4:30
Monday Eve & Tuesday Aug 15&16

Into the Garden


$ 225  

 

This is a imaginary garden book filled with intuitive ink, acrylic, watercolor painting techniques and collage. Mark making lines and color washes on paper will be the first step in the evening session. We’ll finish up with the book cover assemblage with vellum and tissue layers over wood shapes. This will be a fast paced expressive experience where perfection goes out the window! 
In the morning we’ll begin the book structure arrangement and stitching. Metal adornments will be added at this time. You’ll have a special translucent page to develop with color pencils and ink. Book construction will explored using a long stitch with ribbon attachments open spine technique. I’ll bring a brilliant array of sari ribbons for the binding.
In the afternoon we’ll relax and play with watercolors, acrylics, and collage techniques to our heart’s content, building a most beautiful garden of color and light. Discover that painting and book arts are about discovery and expression at all levels of creativity.  

$20 kit fee paid to instuctor at beginning of classincludes
Book paper, vellum, tissue paper, wood shapes, string, netting, sari ribbons, collage papers, gouache paint, ephemera, and acrylic inks and paints. 
I’ll also bring extra paint, metal drill, reference images, stamps, ink pads, and tools to use while we work.  

Supply list to bring to class:
Brushes: 1 or more round watercolor brushes: #12 or # 14 
1 or more acrylic brushes medium size for applying acrylic paint and matt medium 
Watercolors: Transparent pan or personal palette (a Prang set will work or tube watercolors set in a palette) 
 ( avoid the round pan watercolors-they are too opaque.) 
Acrylics: white, and 4 or more favorite colors. I would suggest 2 warm and 2 cool colors. 
water container 
Small metal adornment- for the cover attachment. Look for metal pieces about 2 to 3 inches wide with openings to attach to book. Don’t stress over this…I’ll bring some to buy in class. 
Set of Prismacolor pencils
Permanent black ink pen (Faber Castell pit pen or micron)
Acrylic matt medium
Bookbinding needle
Metal 12”ruler (or larger) with cork backing
Hairdryer or heat gun if you have one to share  
 


Tuesday Eve & Wednesday Feb 16/17

Jacqueline Newbold
6:30 - 9:30 & 9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday Eve & Wednesday Feb 16/17

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
 


Tuesday & Wednesday Feb 16/17

Jane Davies
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday & Wednesday Feb 16/17

The Elements of Abstract Composition


$ 340  

 

In my own art practice and in teaching, I realize more and more that making art is about seeing. Certainly, there is technique involved, but it is what you do with it that counts. This workshop pares down the techniques to a minimum and gets at the meat of abstract visual language. We will explore elements and fundamental concepts of composition through collage, crayons, markers, and other accessible media. This playful approach offers you a path into art-making that does not require a substantial investment in materials, one that you can engage in at the kitchen table or in your sketchbook while traveling. You can also use it as way to generate studies if you already have a regular art practice.

Materials Fee $5 paid at beginning of class includes:

 Card stock to use as a substrate
 Some collage papers to share
 A few bells and whistles
 Chocolate, if you are good.

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

 A sketchbook
 Scissors
 A glue stick
 Papers for collage, mostly solid color, such as: colored card stock, solid color origami paper, Color-Aid, large samples of house paint, construction paper, your own hand-painted paper. You may include a few patterns. The papers should be opaque, not tissue or deli paper.
 Pencils
 Fine felt-tip pens such as Pitt Pens
 Paint Markers, such as Posca
 Water soluble crayons such as Caran d’Ache or oil pastels as an alternative


Donna Watson
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday & Wednesday Feb 16/17

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
 

  


Wednesday Feb 17

Jen Crossley
9:00 - 4:30
Wednesday Feb 17

Resinate Family Journal


$ 170  

 

This is a fun class where you will learn to create your very own and individual
heirloom journal.  Jen will show you how to make this unique antique looking book cover, made out of resin! We will be using a different binding technique using metal, and a keyhole plate for the spine.  Inside we will create your own family story, or maybe a found relative story, using and creating vintage looking frames, connecting found goodies to add your special touch.

Materials Fee $55 cash please paid at beginning of class includes:

• metal
• hinges
• nuts and bolts
• resin piece
• black tape
• needles
• frames
• linen thread
• wire
• brads
• keyplate
• Resin Plate


Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

• apron
• cutting mate
• craft knife
• scissors
• ruler
• awl
• bench block
• hammer
• 1.80 metal hole punch
• bastard mill file
• bench pin (if you have one)
• crop a dile (if you have one) https://www.michaels.com/crop-a-dile-hole-punch-and-eyelet-setter/10402342.html
• assorted paper pattern to cover frames
• assorted ephemera to personalise book
• paper sanding block
• inking sponge for paper Rubber stamps if you like
• distress inks vintage colour of your choice
• family photos assorted sizes eg 4 to 5 inches
• double sided tape heavy duty (stickier the better)
• mini flat head screw driver (if you have one)

 


Ingrid Dijkers
9:00 - 4:30
Wednesday Feb 17

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


Helene Knott
9:00 - 4:30
Wednesday Feb 17

Zen Pathway


$ 165  

 

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
 


Susan Schenk
9:00 - 4:30
Wednesday Feb 17

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!


Anni Schwabe
9:00 - 4:30
Wednesday Feb 17

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


Eric Scott
9:00 - 4:30
Wednesday Feb 17

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
 


Kate Thompson
9:00 - 4:30
Wednesday Feb 17

Adorned With Flowers Faces


$ 170  

 

In this class we will create faces and flowers in watercolors. I will have outlined templates for both the face and the flowers to work from. You have the option of drawing your own face but I want to make this class for all levels and focus on the watercolor techniques I use. I will be working on 300 lb hotpress watercolor paper. The technique for painting the class will start with a charcoal underpainting using loose charcoal and a brush. I then work the watercolors on top. 

Materials Fee $5 paid at beginning of class includes:

image refererences, outline templates, loose charcoal, graphite transfer paper and tracing paper

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Watercolors I use- Daniel Smith Watercolors- permanent violet, burgundy yellow ochre, pyrrol orange, undersea green, English red earth, piemontite genuine https://www.dickblick.com/products/daniel-smith-extra-fine-watercolors/
Winsor Newton Watercolors – winsor violet, olive green, alizarin crimson, cadmium red, ultramarine blue
NOW YOU CAN BRING THE WATERCOLORS YOU HAVE AS LONG AS YOU HAVE A BLUE, RED, ORANGE, ALIZARIN CRIMSON, GREEN AND VIOLET OF YOUR CHOICE
Acrylic paint- titanium white (I prefer Golden open acrylics)
Charcoal pencils-2b-6b
Pencil
Stabilo pencil
Kneaded eraser
Brushes- assorted watercolor brushes size 1, 3, 6 These are expensive Winsor Newton #7 sable brushes. You don’t have to purchase these unless you want to but I wanted to share what I use:
http://www.dickblick.com/watercolor/brushes/
Less expensive synthetics watercolor brushes you could purchase these
http://www.dickblick.com/products/da-vinci-nova-synthetic-brushes/
1/4” angular brush( Princeton Select) https://www.dickblick.com/items/06381-4014/
Paper towels
300 lb hotpress watercolor paper. I cut down larger pieces and work 11” x 15”

fracturedangelics.com
fracturedangelics@hotmail
 


Sandra Duran Wilson
9:00 - 4:30
Wednesday Feb 17

Contrasts & Compliments


$ 170  

 

Student Level: all levels. The beginner as well as advanced learners will discover new techniques.
Prerequisites: None

This class will shake up your color range and enliven your paintings. You will explore dynamic compositions and color mixing tools. You will learn how to paint large even when your canvas is small. The physical movement of painting translates into your composition and color dynamics can make your art stand out. This is not a boring color theory class, but a way to see color dynamics in action. What happens when you put a lively saturated color next to another bright color? What happens when you introduce a desaturated neutral? How can you create a mood using a combination of color choices? Come find out in this action and information packed class. You will leave with several finished paintings that will become your road map to creating paintings with both complementary colors and contrasts. I wish someone had taught me these techniques when I was in art school. Save yourself a lot of muddy paintings and learn to fear no color.

Supplies Provided - - stencils, texture plates, stamps, mark-making tools, heat gun, collage papers, tape, lustre cremes, foam rollers and dabbers, paint pens and some assorted ephemera to finish your paintings.

Materials Fee $25 paid at beginning of class includes:

Mixed Media paper and Ampersand painting panels, acrylic paints, collage materials, Acrylic gel and pastes, deli sheets, alcohol, inks, tapes, fabrics, markers, pens and specialty papers

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

- Gloss medium and soft gel, Please bring soft synthetic brushes, a set from the craft store for a few dollars will give you a nice selection, a trowel shaped palette knife, container for water, palette paper or plastic plates, paper towels, spray bottle for alcohol, spray bottle for water, scissors, gloves, a pen or pencil. Optional-wax paper for wrapping your acrylics and a heat gun if you have one.

 

www.SandraDuranWilson.com
skwduran@msn.com


Wednesday AM Feb 17

Eva Sherman
9:00 - 12:00
Wednesday AM Feb 17

Faux Channel Set Ring


$ 95  

 

Encase a strand of semi-precious stones in an inside out sheet of textured metal to create a faux channel set ring. Students will learn roll printing, soldering, fabrication, and finishing. Soldering experience recommended.

Materials Fee $35 paid at beginning of class includes:

Sterling silver, semi-precious beads, plus the use of all remaining required tools.

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Steel ring mandrel


Wednesday AFT Feb 17

Eva Sherman
1:30 - 4:30
Wednesday AFT Feb 17

Faux Eternity Ring


$ 95  

 

Encase a strand of soldered tube set CZ’s in an inside out sheet of textured metal to create a faux eternity ring. Students will learn roll printing, soldering, fabrication, and finishing. Soldering experience recommended.

Materials Fee $35 paid at beginning of class includes:

Sterling silver, tube bezels, faceted stones, plus the use of all remaining required tools

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Steel ring mandrel


Wednesday Eve Feb 17

Clarissa Callesen
6:30 - 9:30
Wednesday Eve Feb 17

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


 


Helene Knott
6:30 - 9:30
Wednesday Eve Feb 17

Corded


$ 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.


Roxanne Lingle
6:30 - 9:30
Wednesday Eve Feb 17

An Artist Lives Here


$ 95  

 

An Artist Lives Here is the anthem for this playful wood mixed media village. Join Roxanne (Roxy) Lingle as explore layering with paints, paper, modeling paste, plaster pieces and fun ephemera objects. Each little house will become as enchanted as you can imagine it to be. Make 3 wood houses in class, and you can add more on your own to create a larger village. They are wonderful keepsakes for the holidays and for gift giving as well.

Materials Fee $45 paid at beginning of class includes:

Includes most materials needed to include...written instructions, various size wood blocks, paint colors, glues, ephemera, modeling paste, plaster pieces, use of stencils , collage materials, paper samples, quotes and script in various fonts

 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Sharp scissors
Favorite quotes or script for your houses
Any special ephemera, (Roxy will have plenty to choose from)
Favorite glue, (will have some glue as well)

Optional items:
Hair dryer (optional)
 


LeBrie Rich
6:30 - 8:30
Wednesday Eve Feb 17

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 Feb 17

Happy Hour Scribble Flowers


$ 95  

 

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

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

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


Eric Scott
6:30 - 9:30
Wednesday Eve Feb 17

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

 


Eva Sherman
6:30 - 9:30
Wednesday Eve Feb 17

Mokume Madness


$ 95  

 

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

Materials Fee $35 paid at beginning of class includes:

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

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Small pasta machine


Jacqueline Sullivan
6:30 - 9:30
Wednesday Eve Feb 17

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


 


Wednesday Eve & Thursday Feb 17/18

Helen Shafer Garcia
6:30 - 9:30 & 9:00 - 4:30
Wednesday Eve & Thursday Feb 17/18

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  


Wednesday & Thursday Feb 17/18

Jenny Doh
9:00 - 4:30
Wednesday & Thursday Feb 17/18

Painting By Heart - 2 Day Acrylic


$ 340  

 

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

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

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

SKILL LEVEL
All

MEDIUM
Acrylic paint on stretched canvas

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

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


 


Rochelle Gaukel
9:00 - 4:30
Wednesday & Thursday Feb 17/18

Sainted Love Santos Doll


$ 340  

 

In this course you will be sculpting a Santos doll and soldering the cage dress using the stamped hot solder technique. There are no limitations on what your doll could look like. You will be supplied with everything you need to complete your doll, but if there are bits and pieces that you have in your personal stash that you would like to incorporate, by all means please bring them.

The Santos’ cage dress is done using the stamped solder technique that you will learn in class. Tips and tricks will be given to you along the way to insure that you leave with a finished doll.

The history of Santos dolls: The Santos dolls take their name from the Spanish word for Saint, and are also known as Santons (French) and Santibelli (Italian). The Santos that started the genre of dolls we currently represent (primarily Spanish colonial and western European style), were originally started as copies of 17th century carvings by priests. Originally, Santos were created for use as in-home altars. They were needed in small villages that did not have a priest, as well as for when it was not possible to travel to church, such as during times of war. Their development flourished in Europe in the 1700s and 1800s, primarily due to these wars.
 

Materials Fee $50 paid at beginning of class includes:

Santos Doll body and arms, copper tape, paints to use, wire, crackle medium, dark wax, wood platform, cage dress wood sticks to solder

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Cookie sheet for your solder station, Soldering iron (WELLER 100 watt), soldering iron stand, spool of lead-free solder (I buy the one from Hobby Lobby with the purple label - 675D), flux for soldering, salamoniac block, E6000 glue, paint brushes, scissors, pliers set, rag or towel, apron

Optional items:
Any bits and pieces you would want to personalize your Santos doll with. If you are going with a certain theme for your doll, be sure to bring items that can work with the transformation of the doll.

 


 


Thursday Feb 18

Jen Crossley
9:00 - 4:30
Thursday Feb 18

Camera Necklace


$ 170  

 

Ever wanted to learn how to make a Camera necklace!
Come and join me as we will learn how to disassemble a camera, to create this unique necklace.  During the class you will discover pieces you would never think you can also use for other mixed media pieces.
We will also make some unique beaded chain to complement the necklace.

Materials Fee $50 cash please paid at beginning of class includes:

Camera, Patinas 
Assorted crystal beads provided
 
Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Cutting mat
Craft Knife
Assorted jewellery tools, wire cutters round nose pliers
Assorted beads and anything else you would like to incorporate in your chain
Mini flat head screwdriver
Small photo to put inside 1/2 inch to 1 inch (only if you want to )

 


Susan Lenart-Kazmer
9:00 - 4:30
Thursday Feb 18

Info to Come


$ 170  

 

Info to Come


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

 

Supplies You Need to Bring to Class:


Trish McKinney
9:00 - 4:30
Thursday Feb 18

Nature’s Palette


$ 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: $15 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 Acrylic Paint, Gesso, Brushes, StencilGirl Stencils, Stamps & Funky Textural Elements
 

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

 


Jacqueline Newbold
9:00 - 4:30
Thursday Feb 18

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. 

Materials Fee  $ paid at beginning of class includes:
 

Supply list for students to bring:

 

 

 




 


   


Susan Rossiter
9:00 - 4:30
Thursday Feb 18

Retro Floral Assemblage


$ 170  

 

First, we are going to create a magnificent background with palette knives and GOLDEN Heavy Body Acrylics. Next you choose which flowers and greenery you’d like in your assemblage and then we begin strategically making papers in various colors and patterns. Any flower real or imagined can be created as part of your bouquet- Bird of Paradise, Lily of the Valley, Gerbera Daisy.... you name it! The best part of making your own collage papers is that you can make very specific colors and patterns to create gorgeous, unique blooms.

Materials Fee $25 paid at beginning of class includes:

use of a Gel Press Plate and brayer, Japanese papers, professional GOLDEN Heavy Body and OPEN Acrylics, pattern tools, Joggles stamps, palette knives, and a detailed handout with flower blueprints

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

One large or two small cradled wood panels primed with black gesso. (Panels can be any size not to exceed 12x20’ combined.... so 1 up to 12x20 OR two 6x10’s or similar combination)
Scissors
Flat paint brush for Gel Medium
Gel medium (I use GOLDEN Soft Gel Matte or Semi-Gloss))
 


Susan Schenk
9:00 - 4:30
Thursday Feb 18

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.


Eric Scott
9:00 - 4:30
Thursday Feb 18

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
 


Thursday AM Feb18

Eva Sherman
9:00 - 12:00
Thursday AM Feb18

Stix n Stonz Ring


$ 95  

 

Create a dramatically textured statement ring by fusing sterling silver wire to a silver base plate. Embellish the plate with tube-set bezels for an added touch of elegance. Soldering experience recommended.

Materials Fee $35 paid at beginning of class includes:

Sterling silver, tube bezels, faceted stones, plus the use of all remaining required tools

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Steel ring mandrel


Thursday AFT Feb 18

Eva Sherman
1:30 - 4:30
Thursday AFT Feb 18

Hot Wired Ring


$ 95  

 

Create an organically designed ring by using a combination of fusing and soldering techniques. Students will weave multiple layers of silver wire in a random pattern, and embellish the ring with tube set CZ’s for additional bling.. Soldering experience recommended.

Materials Fee $35 paid at beginning of class includes:

Sterling silver, tube bezels, faceted stones, plus the use of all remaining required tool

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Steel ring mandrel


Jacqueline Sullivan
9:00 - 4:30
Thursday AFT Feb 18

From Chaos to Finished


$ 170  

 

Info to Come

Supply List Needed to Bring to class: 

 

 


Thursday & Thursday Eve Feb 18

Thomas Ashman
9:00 - 4:30 & 6:30 - 9:30
Thursday & Thursday Eve Feb 18

Glass Journal


$ 260  

 

This little precious book is a beautiful union of form and function. Copper, wire, paper, and beveled glass come elegantly together in this charming little book that is sure to become a treasured keepsake, especially once it is filled with your art and writing. In this workshop you will fabricate the new and improved version of my original all metal binding and two 4" beveled glass squares. Fill it with some nice watercolor paper, and it is perfect for writing, art journaling, scrapbooking, whatever! Students fabricate the glass and metal book completely "from scratch" and embellish with chain, beads, charms, and pretty photo images. This unique binding, once mastered, can be adapted to many other materials such as found tin, sheet metal, stained glass, and much more! Two transparencies of vintage photos are included, but students are invited to bring a personalized image for the covers. Just print out any 2 photos you like on transparency film at 4.25" sq. but do not cut them out yet. Glass squares are pre-drilled for this workshop, but bring your own Dremel and a 1/8" diamond drill bit if you want to try your hand at drilling some glass in class. Techniques you'll learn include drilling the glass bevels, some cool metal fabrication, how to alter metal with fire and chemical patina, some basic bookbinding terminology, safe use of various hand tools, and more! More info on tools and supplies can be found at www.blacksheepartist.com.

Students must bring the following tools and supplies to class:
16 sheets of 90# or 140# hot press watercolor paper hand torn to 3.5" x 7.5"
Please feel free to paint, stamp, collage, dye, color, or otherwise decorate your paper, but use light colors on at least two sheets, so the transparency shows up well!
4 sheets of some "decorative" paper or vellum at 3.5" x 8.5" (these are optional, but if your watercolor paper is plain white... these can have text, images, or other patterns printed on them or not)
Tin Snips
Phillips screwdriver
Disposable paint brush
Scissors/ruler/sharpie/pencil (basic)
Chain nose pliers
Round nose pliers
Wire cutters
Nutdriver set (optional)
Propane torch w/fuel canister (optional)
Dremel tool or drill with 1/8" diamond drill (optional)

$40 kit fee to be collected in class on day of workshop includes the following items:
Tools/materials list
Copper "plumber's tape"
Machine screws, nuts, and washers
Copper or brass wire
2 Vintage photo transparencies
2 pre-drilled beveled glass squares
Decorative chain
Beads & pins
Various patinas
Clear coat spray (time permitting)
 


Leighanna Light
9:00 - 4:30 & 6:30 - 9:30
Thursday & Thursday Eve Feb 18

Ruby's Book


$ 250  

 

In this workshop I will teach you how to create this funky, functional book with multiple size pages, pockets, folders and envelopes to store your secrets and goodies.
Learn simple bookmaking skills as well as a variety of collage and surface design techniques using gesso, ink, glaze & paint with non traditional mark making tools. 
These make excellent travel journals or special individual books to house your memories from a special event. The final book will be approximately 9” x 7”. 
I hope you can join us for a. fun creative day of art making!

Materials Fee $20 paid at beginning of class includes:

needle, thread, fibers, beads, glaze, envelopes to paint, wax paper, sandpaper, plain paper to add to your book.

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

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

WATERCOLOR PAPER, 2 sheets, 140 pound, 22” x 30” sheet. Please bring this size & do not tear. You can fold it in half or roll it for packing purposes.

WHITE GESSO, Utrecht Artists' Acrylic Gesso, White, Medium Bodied, 16 oz.
This is a very thick gesso that works well for this project. If you have another brand of gesso that is thick (the consistency of yogurt) feel free to bring it. http://www.utrechtart.com/Utrecht-Artists-Acrylic-Gesso--White--Medium-Bodied-MP9000-i1004379.utrecht

PAINT, any paint will do, I prefer chalk paint for a natural, non glossy finish. Bring at least 3 of your favorite colors.

PVA GLUE, 4 oz.

A BONE FOLDER, BOOK BINDING AWL, PENCIL & METAL RULER

PAINT BRUSHES, several 1 inch or larger

A CRAFT HEAT GUN, usually available at Michaels

PAPER and FABRIC SCRAPS, tissue paper, eco dyed paper, handmade paper, lace, fabric or anything else that you would like to add to your pages.
A cup for water, an apron, rags or paper towels

OPTIONAL

ADIRONDACK DYE RE-INKERS, NOT Alcohol ink
2 or 3 bottles of your favorite earth tone colors. These inks have been discontinued by Ranger, but you might still be able to find some at your local stamp store or online. Please bring them if you have some.
Stencils & stamps, I bring plenty to share, but feel free to bring your favorites.

SARI RIBBON & WAXED LINEN, I supply this but please bring your own if you have a specific color preference.


 


Thursday Eve Feb 18

Ingrid Dijkers
6:30 - 9:30
Thursday Eve Feb 18

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


Candy Rosenberg
6:00 - 10:00
Thursday Eve Feb 18

Steampunk Fairy Dress Form


$ 120  

 

We will be creating a 23" paper mache dress form using authentic, vintage Oregon Journal newspapers, chipboard, waxes, found objects and flowers. Your Steampunk Fairy will have her own set of "Fairy Wings." When complete it will make a beautiful home decor piece.  

$25 Materials/Kit Fee paid to instructor at beginning of class includes:
Full Size Beacon Adhesive
Finnabair Waxes
Paper Mache Dress Form
Prima Flowers and Hardware
A Vintage Girl Chipboard Embellishments
Oregon Journal Autnentic 1930s newspaper
 

Students should bring

brown ink pad, an inker/sponge, scissors
 


Susan Rossiter
6:30 - 9:30
Thursday Eve Feb 18

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.

 


Susan Schenk
6:30 - 9:30
Thursday Eve Feb 18

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


Thursday & Friday Feb 18/19

Jill K. Berry & Maude May
9:00 - 4:30
Thursday & Friday Feb 18/19

Wanderlust Journal


$ 340  

 

Some Bookbinding and sewing experience helpful
Inspired by this quote, we have created a journal that celebrates the Wanderer.
Tuck it into your knapsack for that next adventure to Morocco, Australia or your favorite neighborhood coffee house.
You will begin by layering fabric, gelatin-printed and painted papers and stitching on them to create a wrap-around cover. Inside there are pockets to hold pencils, pens, paper, maps and treasures you collect along the way.
We will paint papers of all kinds; both opaque and transparent, using acrylics, gelatin plates, maps and stencils. Each of the four signatures has its own machine-stitched fabric wrap with laces, ribbons, pockets and more. There are blank watercolor paper pages to chronicle your explorations.

Skills you will learn or build on
• Collage Principles
• Creating a Visual Narrative Using Words and Images
• Layering Papers and Fabrics Together
• Machine Stitching

 

Materials Fee $40 paid at beginning of class includes:

Use of instructors’ bookbinding tools and needles
Use of instructors’ brushes
Buttons
Use of instructors’ decorative scissors
Embroidery floss
Fabric glue sticks
Fabrics
Gelatin plates
Interfacing
Use of instructors’ irons and ironing boards
Laces
Maps
Needles
Golden Artists' Paints
Paper towels
Papers
Ribbons
Sewing thread
Sewing machine needles
Stencils
Water containers
Watercolor paper for pages
Waxed linen
Wool felt 

There will be five sewing machines available to share. If you have a machine please bring it!

 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Apron or paint shirt
Cutting mat (if you have one)
Fabric scissors
Fabric scraps
Gelli plate (if you have one)
Paint brushes 1" or wider for acrylics 
Paper scissors
Papers of all kinds 
Ribbons and lace
Rotary cutter (if you have one)
Rulers

 


Jane Davies
9:00 - 4:30
Thursday & Friday Feb 18/19

Unpacking Pattern


$ 340  

 

Pattern can be seductive. It is relatively easy to make beautiful patterns from very basic tools. The simplest mark, repeated over and over, unfolds like magic, into a beautiful design, like weaving cloth. When using pattern in your art, however, it can be a challenge to make images that are not “too busy” or visually confusing. Why is it so hard to make gorgeous art when all the materials are so beautiful?

This class is designed to help you get a handle on pattern, in terms of scale, density, and degree of contrast. This will help you make clearer decisions when using pattern in collage and painting. We’ll begin by creating our own patterns on paper, using acrylic paint and drawing tools. Then we will use those papers in collage and explore a broader range of pattern applications in painting.

Materials Fee $5 paid at beginning of class includes:

 • Paper for painting patterns
• A few printed papers to share
• Duralar for creating overlays
 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

• Paper for substrate: I recommend Blick Bristol Pad, 9”x12”, but you can use any good sturdy paper at a similar size. 12 – 15 sheets should be plenty.
• Acrylic paint: professional quality paints such as Golden Fluid Acrylics (not high-flow), supplemented by student-grade paints. Bring all of your colors; small bottles are enough.
• White paint: I recommend Blick Matte Acrylic white, in the 8 oz bottle.
• Paint markers (not sharpies); I use Posca Pens, available at Amazon or Blick. For finer line work, Pitt Pens are great.
• Stamps - handmade or purchased (optional)
• Stencils (optional)
• Disposable Palette: pad of paper style, 9”x12”
• Brushes: a variety of decent quality brushes, some flat, ½” – 1”, some round if you like.
• Acrylic Matte Medium: Utrecht brand, available at Blick, is best for using as adhesive in collage.
• Acrlyic glazing medium/liquid: this helps keep your paint wet longer
• A stash of patterned papers – these can include your own hand-painted papers as well as purchased and found papers. Make sure to include mostly opaque papers, not all deli paper and tissue (though those can be useful too).
• Optional but useful: a Catalyst “wedge”, to use as a squeegee in collage. A credit card is an adequate substitute.
• Scissors
• Optional: make-up sponges for applying paint
 


Lorri Scott
6:30 - 9:30 & 9:00 - 4:30
Thursday & Friday Feb 18/19

Homage to Rust and Leaves


$ 250  

 

In this class we will pay homage to leaves and rust by botanical and dye printing fabrics to create individual fabric vignettes that can be tied together to form a modern day prayer flag. We will use vintage fabrics along with torn fabrics of silk, cotton, and linen.

Traditionally prayer flags are used to promote peace, strength, compassion and wisdom. The messages are believed to be carried by the wind to the people. Today they are a simple loving and artistic way to connect hearts with others and these particular flags carry a message from nature.

We will add ink jet printed fabric scenes, words, stitching, lace, collaged fabrics, whatever your heart desires to our modern, nature themed prayer flags. Each vignette will be stitched to a torn muslin strip that has been used in the dye process and in turn is dyed.

The class begins with an evening class so we can leave our rust prints overnight which makes them richer. We will also make some botanical dye prints on fabrics and talk about composition of our pieces. The second full day we will continue to dye print, stitch our pieces, and put them altogether in the manner you choose.

At the end of class we will have several individual prayer flags, which you can choose to hang individually or tie together to form a garland.

 

Materials Fee $20 paid at beginning of class includes:

Includes fabrics to dye, vintage napkins, torn fabrics pieces and the muslins strips and ink jet printed fabrics with pastoral scenes and words to choose.
 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:Scissors
Stitching needles and threads
Embellishments you may want to add i.e. buttons, lace, ribbons, remnants

Optional:
Vintage fabrics, i.e. natural fibers napkins, torn pieces of linens, etc.
Images/Words that you ink jet print on fabric, hand stamped


 


Friday Feb 19

Thomas Ashman
9:00 - 4:30
Friday Feb 19

Scrappy Skull Shamans


$ 170  

 

A shaman is someone who has access to, and influence in, the world of benevolent and malevolent spirits, a mystic who travels through altered states of consciousness in order to perceive and interact with the spirit world and channel transcendental energies into this world. In this workshop, students will attempt to capture some of the ephemeral essence of these magical beings in a relatively easy, but very well-built, figural assemblage. Students will cut, drill and fasten wooden components to fashion a rock-solid armature frame with poseable limbs, and just for fun, we’ll put an animal skull on top. After that, I will show you a pretty clever step by step process for approaching all figure-building, that you can use to open new creative doors of endless possibility. Finish off your spirit guide with some found objects, chains, charms, and/or strings of cool beads and stuff! Lots of room for individual expression upon the basic form and plenty of techniques to expand your skill set, as well as some new ways of thinking about how composition and construction work together in a piece of art.
 

Materials Fee $30 paid at beginning of class includes:

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

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Please bring one skull (or some other cool doll-type head), a pair of scissors and a medium sized paintbrush, a small assortment of favorite fabric scraps, trim, string, ribbon, beads, charms, found objects, and any other mystical materials to swap and share.


Clarissa Callesen
9:00 - 4:30
Friday Feb 19

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

 

 

 


 


Jen Crossley
9:00 - 4:30
Friday Feb 19

Found Vignette


$ 170  

 

Come along and learn this unique family heirloom . You will learn how to make this vingaette shadow box using you own found goodies relatives, what ever you would like to display. We age it and then too top it off add Lights so you can have it lite up at Night.

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

Paper to antique, glue
Needle ,Thread,wire
Frame
Assorted emphera
Optical lense
Lighting device
 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

• Cutting board scissors, craft knife, Ruler small craft hammer
• Assorted buckles or anything you think might make a nice small frame.
• Matt copies of your family remember they will have to fit into the fames you bring. Gloss paper doesn’t work
• Awl
• distressed ink pad and sponge
• Rubber stamps if you want to decorate your box on the out side
• Glossy accents/or diamond glaze
• Canvas need to be 1/12 inch wide by 8 inches wide by 10 inches
• Bring anything you would like to add the your outside frame, mine is an example eg buttons ,brass stampings .Antique paper


 


Rochelle Gaukel
9:00 - 4:30
Friday Feb 19

Beautiful Bezels


$ 170  

 

In this course you will learn the technique of making metal bezels in a variety of sizes and shapes. You will be able to design your bezels in the shapes and sizes that you want, having the perfect bezel setting for a special piece you might want to put inside of it. i.e., an heirloom brooch, earring, pin, etc. If you have something like this at home, please bring it to class if you would want to use it.

After the bezels are soldered, you will be designing the inside of them and then we will be using resin to seal the artwork and bezel pendant. When you discover how easy these are to make, you will want to sit down and make hundreds more!
 

Materials Fee $25 paid at beginning of class includes:

Metal, bezel wire, papers, book pages, images, vintage papers, rhinestones, buttons, words, glass glitter, small bits and pieces, resin, mod podge.

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Cookie sheet for your solder station, Soldering iron (WELLER 100 watt), soldering iron stand, spool of lead-free solder (I buy the one from Hobby Lobby with the purple label - 675D), flux for soldering, salamoniac block, E6000 glue, scissors, jewelry pliers set, rag or towel, apron

Optional items:
Any bits and pieces you would want to personalize your bezels.
 

 


 


Susan Lenart-Kazmer
9:00 - 4:30
Friday Feb 19

Info to Come


$ 170  

 

Info to Come


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

 

Supplies You Need to Bring to Class:


Jennifer MacLean
6:30 - 9:30
Friday Feb 19

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


 

 

 


 

 


 


Jacqueline Newbold
9:00 - 4:30
Friday Feb 19

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


Friday AM Feb 19

Eva Sherman
9:00 - 12:00
Friday AM Feb 19

Beach Glass Ring


$ 95  

 

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

Materials Fee $35 paid at beginning of class includes:

Sterling silver, beach glass, tube bezels, faceted stones, plus the use of all remaining required tools.

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Steel ring mandrel


Friday AFT Feb 19

Eva Sherman
1:30 - 4:30
Friday AFT Feb 19

Twisted Wire Ring


$ 95  

 

Create a dramatic ring by twisting and manipulating silver wire. Embellish the ring with a tube set CZ’s for added glamour. Soldering experience recommended.

Materials Fee $35 paid at beginning of class includes:

Sterling silver, tube bezels, faceted stones, plus the use of all remaining required tools.

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Steel ring mandrel


Friday & Saturday Feb 19/20

Donna Downey
9:00 - 4:30
Friday & Saturday Feb 19/20

Bold Expressive Florals


$ 350  

 

The freedom of expression. This is the powerful, yet simple truth we explore as artists when we put paint to canvas. In this workshop, you will learn to develop a strong composition, loosen your brushwork, how and when to load up your brush with paint and use value to develop dramatic juxtapositions of shadow and light.

In my own artistic journey, flowers have represented freedom. This course was developed to share how painting flowers comes without boundaries! Artists are allowed to paint in all shapes and sizes and infinite amount of colors. Paint them with a bit of whimsy, exaggerate the lean of the stems or add a fallen bloom resting beside the vase (a little something I commonly add into my floral pieces).

I want you to feel absolute creative freedom as I guide you towards painting loosely and with unbounding joy. You will leave with two beautiful expressive floral paitings!

Course will focus on:
? Developing strong composition
? The art of the painted sketch
? Mapping your color choices
? Working dark to light when layering color
? Making the background an integral part of your design
? Understanding the cause and effect relationship with subject and background.
? Using shadow and light to understand the importance of value in your art.
? Keeping loose and staying loose!!

Students will need the following supplies for class:
? Two 16x20 canvases
? P rinceton Catalyst wedge No.6 (or similar)
? Palette or Palette Pad or STA-WET Palette
? Acrylic Paints and/or Oil Paints. Please bring any and all colors that you want to work with. I personally like to mix heavy body and fluid acrylics when I paint for texture and contrast. I also like to work in a mix of warms, cools and neutrals like Titan Buff, Raw Umber and White.
? Gesso. I actually use gesso as my white paint.
? Acrylic Glazing Liquid or Open Medium. I use this for extended workability.
? Paintbrushes. Bring your favorites. I suggest a couple of flats and rounds in different sizes, but I also like to paint with my fingers too.
? P rinceton Catalyst Mini blade M-02 or Palette Knife
? Spray Bottle * For oil painters I suggest oil medium.
? Brush Bucket. To clean your brushes. * For oil painters you will need Gamsol or other cleaner.
? Paper Towels
? Baby Wipes
? Images as Inspiration. A sampling of images as reference to work from.
? Apron or Paint Clothes. I like to get messy :)
? Tabletop Easel


Leighanna Light
9:00 - 4:30
Friday & Saturday Feb 19/20

Spirit Protectors


$ 340  

 

I created my first Spirit Protectors during a particularly difficult time in my life and I can’t seem to stop. I absolutely love making these & I would love to teach you how!
On day one of this two day workshop, I will teach you my favorite surface design techniques on metal. We will explore leaf printing, faux etching, texturizing, metal transfers, and I will bring several products that will add solid color to your metal. We will prepare our wooden bases & create cool funky faces for our figures.
On the second day I will share my favorite tips & tricks to achieve balance, contrast & a powerful composition. We will cut up our tin, combine it with the metal that we made on the first day & I will show you how to make beautiful woven pieces out of metal strips. You will learn simple cold connection techniques, no glue here, as well as how to safely & properly operate tools.
Finally we will put it all together to create two figurative assemblages attached to a wooden base.
Each base is approximately 5”x7” which is used for the body only. After adding the head & legs your Spirit Protector can be as large as your imagination can take you!
You will leave with at least one finished piece, however most people complete 2 in this workshop.
No experience necessary, just plan to come & have a blast!
 

Materials Fee $35 paid at beginning of class includes:

2 wooden bases prepped with gesso. tin for faux etching, all hardware, screws, nuts & bolts, nails & wire, paint, glaze, gel medium, clear coat, gilders paste, hanging hardware & most tools.

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

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

-TIN SNIPS, Please bring these, my favorite for cutting thin metal
http://www.bsueboutiques.com/product-p/tool07900.htm

-BALL PEAN HAMMER

-GLOVES to protect your hands from sharp metal

-2 or 3 small & medium PAINT BRUSHES

-Small PHILLIPS HEAD SCREWDRIVER, PH-1

-PLIERS

-A PENCIL, FINE TIP SHARPIE that works(!) & A RULER

-EAR PLUGS

-TIN, a variety of sizes & colors. Old, new, plain, printed. I often find cookie tins in thrift stores, antique stores, on ebay & garage sales. I also search online for “vintage tins”. Please bring at least 15 pieces, it can be cut flat ahead of time for travel. Half of your tin should be at least 9 inches long, and the other half should be at least 7 inches long. If you are cutting up whole tins at home, try using a can opener on the bottom of the tin, it makes it much easier to cut. This does not always work, it depends on the tin & sharpness of your can opener.
I will have a small amount of tin to share, Feel free to bring extra to share & trade

-A WATER CUP

-METAL
3 pieces, 4 x 6 OR LARGER of brass, copper & tin, thin enough to cut with tin snips, which I will have in class. Metal absolutely must be  these specific metals or the process will not work, no aluminum please.
Thin brass or sheet metal is available at ACE Hardware, K&S brand...
TIN- http://www.acehardware.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3693093
BRASS- http://www.acehardware.com/product/index.jsp?productId=106613126
COPPER- http://https://www.acehardware.com/departments/hardware/metal-sheets-and-rods/sheet-metal/5267463
K&S measures metal by thickness not gauge and it is listed in the product description before the size. A good thickness is .010. The thickness isn’t super important, you’ll need to be able to cut it with scissors.

-FOUND OBJECTS for arms & legs if you would like to use something other than metal. Please see sample photos for ideas.

OPTIONAL
-A CHARGED CORDLESS DRILL, CHARGER & 3 tiny drill bits, 1/16”. Please bring this if at all possible. I will be bringing 3 drills but if it is a large class you might have to wait. We will be using the drill often during the workshop.

-A CROP-A-DILE or METAL PUNCH and a & TINY JEWELERS PUNCH if you have one. If not, don’t worry about it.

-STENCILS for Faux Etching, I will have plenty to share but bring your own if you have favorites.

-A BENCH BLOCK & CUSHION if you have one.
 


Carol Nelson
9:00 - 4:30
Friday & Saturday Feb 19/20

Geologic Abstracts


$ 340  

 

My home state of Colorado, as well as other areas in the West, inspires me with its beautiful rocky cliffs and canyons. This inspiration has evolved into an important genre in my painting portfolio. I will show you the methods I use for inspiration. We will us actual rock samples for color palette possibilities. You will become familiar with the many different texture compounds I use - some expensive, some very affordable.

Planning the compositional pattern is crucial for the success of a painting. We will use photos of sidewalk cracks to get us started. Your assignment: Look down! You can find amazing patterns for geologic abstract paintings in cracked sidewalks and driveways. I will also have many photos I have taken for you to use in your compositions.

 Take photos of your favorites and bring prints of them to class. Let me show you how to develop these photos into beautiful abstract paintings. We will paint on watercolor paper, then mount our best ones on cradled wood panels.

Materials Fee paid directly to instructor at beginning of class $20 includes:
Texture compounds from Home Depot
 Golden Crackle Paste
 Golden Molding Paste
 Golden Light Molding Paste
 Golden Pumice Gel
 Golden Glass Bead Gel
 Golden Clear Granular Gel
 Air dry clay
 Pebbles, sand, shells, decorative filler
  Foam core panels
 Procedural handouts

Supply list for students to bring:
Golden Fluid Acrylics – Carol’s must have colors are Quinacridone Nickel Azo Gold, Quinacridone Magenta, Turquoise (Phthalo), Titanium White and Carbon Black. Because these paints are professional grade, a small 1 oz bottle will last a long time.

Supports: 2 or 3 firm supports, such as a cradled wood panels, MDF panels, or canvas boards in sizes 8x8”, 10x10” or 9x12” ONLY. NOTHING LARGER PLEASE because our w/c paper must fit the panel. Wood panels are found at art stores and online at DickBlick.com and JerrysArtarama.com.
Please gesso natural wood and MDF panels before class.
Please gesso natural wood and MDF panels before class.

Several 11x14 sheets of 140 lb cold press watercolor paper OR 98 lb mixed media paper. We will crop and trim the paper to fit our boards. Strathmore and Canson tablets from Michaels work well.

Gloss medium (a thick liquid that dries clear) – also called Polymer medium

Gel medium (a gel solid that comes in soft, regular, heavy consistency) – bring regular or soft.

Short handled nylon brushes ( ¾ inch flat, #6 round, small detail brush) suitable for w/c and acrylic. Stiff bristle brushes do not work. Buy a new small detail brush. It’s very important that you have a good detail brush with a good point. Do not bring a rigger brush (having long bristles).

Small (1” blade) palette knife

Spray water bottle, paper towels, palette, scissors, drawing pencil, kneaded eraser, ruler, water container, brayer, spray alcohol bottle (optional), several foam plates (for transporting mediums.)

IMPORTANT: Please double check the supply list to ensure you have ALL the items on this list. If you are buying your panels at the event, be sure to bring gesso.

You can expect to COMPLETE at least two paintings! If you’re a fast worker, bring more supports.


 

  

 

 

 




 


   


Saturday Feb 20

Thomas Ashman
9:00 - 4:30
Saturday Feb 20

Tiny Glass & Copper Journal


$ 170  

 

Do good things really come in small packages? Well this tiny little glass and copper journal is jam-packed with charm and will be a tiny treasure once filled with your photos, writing, or art. In this project based workshop, students fabricate "from scratch" a 4" x 3" glass and copper journal. Vintage photo transparencies look great juxtaposed with the altered metal, but the images on the front and back covers are entirely up to you, just bring 2 transparency or other photo images 2"x3". I will even give you a few other design choices as you construct this smaller, recently upgraded version of my original all-metal, no-sewing required, binding and book spine. We unite the copper and beautiful glass covers with delightfully rusted hardware. Just a few of the things you will be learning whille making this book are: glass cutting, altering metal with torch and patina, hardware, hand tools and safety, simple metal fabrication, wire wrapping, basic book binding terminology, and lots of other cool tips and tricks for a mixed media artist! Get more info at www.blacksheepartist.com

Students must bring the following tools and supplies to class:
16 pieces of 90# hotpress watercolor paper torn/deckled at 5.75" x 3.75"
Tin snips
Wire cutters
Chain nose pliers
Round nose pliers
Phillips screwdriver
Scissors
Disposable paintbrush
Torch (especially if you don't like waiting in a line in the sun)
 

$35 kit fee to be collected in class on day of workshop includes the following items:
Copper plumber's tape
Decorative glass
Transparency photo (or bring your own 2"x 3")
Hardware
Copper or brass wire
Chain
Beads & pins
Patina
Clearcoat (if there's time)

 


Kim Baise
9:00 - 4:30
Saturday Feb 20

Papier Mache Workshop


$ 165  

 

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


Ruth Greening
9:00 - 4:30
Saturday Feb 20

Molten Magic


$ 165  

 

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

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

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

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

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


Julie Haymaker
9:00 - 4:30
Saturday Feb 20

State of Grace


$ 170  

 

In their class we will make a hand cut hand hammered 24 gauge metal tag and mount a hand made shrink plastic tag on top . The shrink plastic will be distressed to mimic an old dusty window and words will be hand stamped in the center. All layers together using code connections along with beads and a stamped brass finding . Hanging bellow our tag necklace will be a fiber and chain tassel pulled together the a wee shrink plastic bead.

Materials Fee $30 paid at beginning of class includes:

all the material and use of instructor’s tools to make this project. Students only need to their creative spirit to class

 

 


 


Erin Keck
9:00 - 4:30
Saturday Feb 20

Jeweled Treasure Box


$ 170  

 

 In this informative class we will learn several processes in creating this beautiful jeweled box. Students will learn the process of wood veneer, also the process of opal inlay with wood. We will also explore the finishing technique of flocking the inside of the box for a beautiful protective finish. Students will have the option of various wood tones to choose from as well as several pre carved designs.
Students will also be instructed on the usage of the Dremel Stylo. UV resin will also be covered in this class. Hardware assemblage will also be instructed.
Each student will leave with a wonderful Jeweled box that they have created measuring 6” X 4” X 2”

Class Kit Fee $30.00 payable to instructor at beginning of class includes:

Includes, box, wood veneer, stain, exotic wood cutout, ground opal for inlay, all hardware needed, flocking.

Student needs to provide:
We will be sanding wood and resin so students will need to bring protective eyewear, dust mask and apron.
Dust masks and protective eyewear will be available for purchase also.


Susan Lenart-Kazmer
9:00 - 4:30
Saturday Feb 20

Info to Come


$ 170  

 

Info to Come


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

 

Supplies You Need to Bring to Class:


Trish McKinney
9:00 - 4:30
Saturday Feb 20

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 $15 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:

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 – have fun searching for creative inspiration!
- wax paper, spray water bottle, your favorite mark-making tools, & scissors
 


Lorri Scott
9:00 - 4:30
Saturday Feb 20

Shirt Tales


$ 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!

I love vintage linens, the sweet embroidery applied to them, the story they tell. Adding them to adorn a linen or cotton shirt makes a fun wearable statement.

For this class I want you to choose a shirt that fits you. Then gather vintage embroidered linens, tablecloths, table runners, remnants of vintage that all blend together and go with the shirt. Wide table runners can be cut in half and made into a skirt, vintage doilies can be cut and used to make a collar or trim pockets. Amass as much as you can to bring to class then we will pare down what works and what you want to use.

I will help you design your garment so it is pleasing, it won’t look like you just stuck a doily on it! Be prepared to do some hand stitching, a running kantha stitch, nothing fancy unless you are skilled at that.

At the end of class we will model our creations and maybe even name them, see what tale they tell. 

Kit Fee: 
None but you may want to purchase items I bring for sale (at my cost)

Supplies to Bring:~ scissors
~ Dritz disappearing ink marker
~ shirt that fits you, think linen or cotton, not too thin, you will be adding to it and we want it to stand up to that, not sag or tear.
~ All manner of vintage linens, lace, buttons, trims, table runner, tablecloths or remnants of, collars, embroidery pieces, quilt top pieces, vintage linen towels, etc. All should be complimentary to your shirt and to each other.
~ measuring tape or ruler
~ pins and pincushion
~ sewing machine you know how to use and thread
~ thread for the machine
~ embroidery thread and needles
~ buttons and thread and needle for them

I will bring a lot of items I have accumulated and will sell at my cost should you need something more than what you bring.

 

Please contact me with any questions at lasfibers@yahoo.com
http://www.lasfibers.blogspot.com


Saturday AM Feb 20

Nicole Austin
9:00 - 12:00
Saturday AM Feb 20

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!
 


Saturday Aft Feb 20

Nicole Austin
1:30 - 4:30
Saturday Aft Feb 20

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!


Saturday Eve Feb 20

Nicole Austin
6:30 - 9:30
Saturday Eve Feb 20

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!

 


Ruth Greening
9:00 - 4:30
Saturday Eve Feb 20

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 $20 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


Julie Haymaker
6:30 - 9:30
Saturday Eve Feb 20

Ruby Hearts


$ 95  

 

In this class you will make shrink plastic hearts hand designed using stencils stamps and inks with a wee bit of colorer pencils too.
 The charms will be attached to a bracket blank along with 8 metal heat charms and 8 pre wire wrapped beaded dangles as part of your kit

Materials Fee $40 paid at beginning of class includes:

he bracelet blank , 8 hand wire wrapped bead charms , 8 heart metal charms , 8 heart pre cut shrinkets shapes . And use of the teacher tools ,stamp inks and stencils.

 

 


 


Erin Keck
6:00 - 10:00
Saturday Eve Feb 20

Steampunk Gnome Cushion Box


$ 95  

 

This is a fun and creative class where we will create an adorable little Gnome. This little guy will be adorned in Steampunk Fashion. Looking cute is not the only purpose for this little Troll. His body also serves as a pincushion and he is perched on top of a small hinged sewing box.  Techniques covered in this class are designing these Gnomes. We will also be creating a faux leather texture for the box.
Each student will leave with their own little Gnome that will keep watch over any area that you choose to put him. Finished Gnome Box measures 4” X 4” 
Students should bring apron and lap towel.
Kit fee - $20 paid to instructor at beginning of class includes:

everything to create the gnome, wood box, assorted paints that will be provided by Deco Art.


Helene Knott
6:30 - 9:30
Saturday Eve Feb 20

PS - I Love You - Pocket Valentines


$ 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!

History and literature are full of stories of great lovers some who had to pursue their assignations in secrecy. Love notes would be passed discreetly or tucked into clandestine places known only to the lovebirds. Celebrate this Valentine’s Day by creating a lovely embellished heart pocket quilt into which you can tuck messages or gifts for your sweetheart.

Materials fee $28  paid directly to instructor at beginning of class includes:
background panel, choice of exotic/decorative fabrics, interfacing, fusible web trims and lace, embellishments, threads and templates.

Supplies You Need to Bring to Class in addition to materials provided by instructor:
• Freezer paper: To draft heart designs on.
• Drawing pencil and eraser: Bring a good white rubber/plastic eraser, do not rely on the one at the end of the pencil; they rough up the paper and wear down too quickly. A mechanical pencil with extra leads is preferable to one that needs constant sharpening.
• Scissors: Fabric scissors that you don’t mind using to cut adhesive/paper backed fabrics with and a pair of craft scissors for the freezer paper
• Rotary cutter, mat and cutting ruler: Ideally, the ruler should be at least 18” long but can be any width you have on hand.
• Sewing Machine: Capable of zigzag or embroidery stitching, with the standard accessories and an open toed foot. A free motion foot could come in handy and a machine with a good variety of programmed embroidery stitches will provide opportunities to use decorative stitching as embellishment..
• Pins: Ordinary sewing pins.
• Keepsakes or gifts: You can tuck small gifts for your loved one into your valentine pockets – a poem written on a small piece of decorative paper, a piece of jewelry wrapped in tissue paper, a stem ‘pick’ with silk flowers (available at craft stores), a peacock feather, a folded lace handkerchief, a small folded paper fan or a small chocolate bar… use your imagination.
• Seam ripper: Never leave home without one.
 

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.


LeBrie Rich
6:30 - 9:30
Saturday Eve Feb 20

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


Jacqueline Sullivan
6:30 - 9:30
Saturday Eve Feb 20

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
 


 


Saturday & Sunday Feb 20/21

Clarissa Callesen
9:00 - 4:30
Saturday & Sunday Feb 20/21

Alternative Abstraction: Eco dyeing and Embroidery  


$ 340  

 

When we think of abstract art we tend to think of painting. I would like to invite you on an adventure in using fabric instead of paint. This two-day workshop delves 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:

materials content hereEquipment 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.
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:
• Random local plant material to experiment with
• A bundle of dried or fresh eucalyptus
• “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

  


Sunday Feb 21

Thomas Ashman
9:00 - 4:30
Sunday Feb 21

Dollies de los Muertos


$ 170  

 

Día de los Muertos (Day of the dead) is a holiday celebrated throughout Mexico and by people of Mexican ancestry living in other places. The multi-day holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died, and help support their spiritual journey. The unique food, activities, and art that surrounds the celebration is simply astonishing! Drawing inspiration from the rich and colorful traditions of the holiday, students will transform a thrift store “rescue” porcelain doll into a beautiful tribute to those who have gone before us. Students will learn how to deconstruct a porcelain doll down to its base form, easy and quick ways to dye different types of fabrics for spectacular effects, how to paint the face with traditional (or not) design elements, how to accessorize like a professional designer, and how to walk that fine line between glamorous gothic gorgeous and horrible Halloween hokey. And of course we’ll build a rugged stand to display your decomposing debutante… Hey, just because you’re dead, doesn’t mean you can’t look fabulous, right?

$30 Materials fee paid to instructor at beginning of class includes:
 wood base/copper tube/hardware for stand, all the black and white paint you can use, a fancy new marabou wig for your dolly, dress dyes and darkeners, glue, tape, wire, terrifying trims & freaky fabrics, and lots of other creepy and cool stuff and nonsense to accessorize your dolly. 

Students must come to class with the following: one porcelain doll with the clothes still on it, some good scissors, a few different sizes of very fine tipped paintbrushes, any favorite beads, old jewelry, dark fabrics & ribbons, and any other spooky stuff you may have lying around. www.blacksheepartist.com


Nicole Austin
9:00 - 4:30
Sunday Feb 21

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

 


Ruth Greening
9:00 - 4:30
Sunday Feb 21

African Spoon Pendant


$ 165  

 

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 $50 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.


Julie Haymaker
9:00 - 4:30
Sunday Feb 21

Iron Butterfly


$ 170  

 

In this class you will form a bronze wire wrapped body that will be the base of our butterflies body . You will create wings using shrink plastic and designing them with inks , stamps and stencils . Our cabochon face is formed using of paper clay tiny real pin head eyes and painted features and sealed . The wings and the cabochon head will be attached to the wire from body using cold connection techniques. A chain is added creating  a necklace. 

Materials Fee $20 paid at beginning of class includes:

all the material and use of instructor’s tools to make this project. Students only need to their creative spirit to class

 

 


 


Erin Keck
9:00 - 4:30
Sunday Feb 21

Semi-Precious Fine Art Journal


$ 170  

 

In this informative class we will learn several processes in creating this wonderful Fine Art Journal. Students will learn the process of wood veneer, also the process of semi precious gemstone inlay with wood. Students will have the option of various wood tones to choose from as well as several pre carved designs.
Students will also be instructed on the usage of the Dremel Stylo. UV resin will also be covered in this class.
Journal assemblage will also be instructed.
Each student will leave with a wonderful Fine art journal that they have created and will treasure.
The finished book measures 5” X 4” X 2”

We will be sanding wood and resin so students will need to bring protective eyewear, dust mask and apron.
 

Class Kit Fee $30.00 payable to instructor at beginning of class includes:

wood and wood veneer, stain, exotic wood cutout, ground semi precious gemstones for inlay, all hardware needed and parchment pages.

Student needs to provide:
We will be sanding wood and resin so students will need to bring protective eyewear, dust mask and apron.
Dust masks and protective eyewear will be available for purchase also.


Susan Lenart-Kazmer
9:00 - 4:30
Sunday Feb 21

Info to Come


$ 170  

 

Info to Come


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

 

Supplies You Need to Bring to Class:


Leighanna Light
9:00 - 4:30
Sunday Feb 21

Guardians of the Discarded


$ 170  

 

In this workshop you will learn how to make an eclectic free standing figurative assemblage, starting with only two pieces of wood & a few of your favorite treasures!

You will learn the nuts & bolts of assemblage, composition, cold connecting, and how to unite found objects to create a cohesive piece of art. You will learn exciting new ways to distress wood & metal surfaces, I will teach you how to make beautiful clay faces, and how to make a mold of just about anything. 
We will drill, sand, carve, paint, sculpt, problem solve, punch & distress...but most important, we will have a blast!
Breath new life into your found treasures and join us for a fun day of constructing these awesome, one of a kind assemblages!

Materials Fee $30 paid at beginning of class includes:

1 hand made free standing base, approximately14”x6”, 1 hand made clay face, distressing medium, patina, most tools & all hardware

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

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

-IDEAS!
Please come to class with an open mind, a creative spirit & several ideas for your project. You will need to think about this ahead of time when collecting found objects.

-FOUND OBJECTS
A variety to choose from for the body, legs & arms. The base provided is approximately 14”x6”.
Stay away from glass, stone, ceramic or anything else that may be difficult to attach.
This is a cold connection class so we won’t be using much glue, we will be attaching with nuts, bolts, screws & wire instead. I will be bringing metal punches that will make a hole in metal up to the thickness of a penny. If we can make a hole in it, we can attach it! It is possible to drill holes in glass, stone or ceramic, but it requires special tools and more time than we have.
Vintage tin, typewriter parts, wheels, fabric, anything wood or thin metal will work. I have many examples on my website, please take a look for additional ideas!

-PAINT BRUSHES 1 OR 2

-CRAFTERS PICK GLUE
small 2 oz bottle
http://www.crafterspick.com/

-CHALK PAINT
4 oz of your favorite color(s)
http://decoart.com/chalkyfinish/

-GESSO 2 OZ

-PHILLIPS HEAD SCREWDRIVER

OPTIONAL
(I will have several to share, if you don’t want to wait please bring your own)

A CRAFT HEAT GUN

METAL PUNCH OR CROP-A-DILE if you have one

A DRILL with several small bits (we will be doing a lot of drilling, I supply 2 drills, but it would be helpful if everyone had their own. Please bring one if you can)

CREATIVE PAPERCLAY, 6 oz.
I provide one clay face for your piece, but I bring molds so if you’d like to make more faces please bring this clay.


 


Trish McKinney
9:00 - 4:30
Sunday Feb 21

Forever Flowers – Painting Flowers With Eternal Messages


$ 170  

 

 paint flowers so they will not die - said Frida Kahlo. Flowers bring us joy, signify promise, blessings, and gratitude - and we never want them to die. This class will be about combining all of these thoughts. Students will combine traditional acrylic watermedia painting with experimental mixed media techniques. Using these techniques, students will create prepared surfaces – surfaces with rich texture, creative thoughts, spiritual blessings, and personal content intertwining them with a traditional floral painted in transparent acrylic.

To see more examples go to
www.trishmckinney.com/foreverflowers   

Supplies Needed to bring to class:
 

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


Jacqueline Sullivan
9:00 - 4:30
Sunday Feb 21

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 Eve Feb 21

Julie Haymaker
6:30 - 9:30
Sunday Eve Feb 21

Skip a Beat


$ 95  

 

Using Shrink plastic we will create a unique form to give our flat shapes dimension and  this form will also be a base to add unique beading to our piece adding whimsy .Color and patterns are added with colored pencils and sparkle enhances the piece by using opulent shrink plastic.

Materials Fee $20 paid at beginning of class includes:

all the material and use of instructor’s tools to make this project. Students only need to their creative spirit to class

 

 


 


Erin Keck
6:30 - 9:30
Sunday Eve Feb 21

Opal Inlay Pendants


$ 85  

 

In this informative class we will learn the basics of stone inlay with wood. Students will have the option of various wood tones to choose from as well as several pre cut designs.
Students will be taught the process of inlay. Students will also be instructed on the usage of the Dremel Stylo. UV resin will also be discussed. Each student will leave with a finished opal inlay pendant.
We will be using Sterling silver bezels with sterling silver adjustable chains.
 

Kit fee: $35 materials fee payable to instructor at beginning of class includes:
Exotic Wood Slice, Crushed Opal in various shades, Sterling Silver Bezel, and Sterling Silver Adjustable Chain.

Supplies Needed to bring for Class:
Students need to bring protective eyewear, dust mask and apron.


Helene Knott
6:30 - 9:30
Sunday Eve Feb 21

Leather or Felt Tortise Shell Applique


$ 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 exercise in creating raised texture for a bas relief effect. A tortoise shell is formed by layers of keratin (the same material that makes our fingernails). A new layer of keratin forms at the base of the old ‘plate’ increasing in size each year resulting in a steppe texture over time (see photo at right). In this class we will explore recreating these layered tiles or plates on a small project in either leather (requires a sewing machine) or hand stitched felt.
 

Materials fee $  paid directly to instructor at beginning of class includes:
includes background fabric panel, leather or felt for the Tortoiseshell plates, thread and a pattern.

Supplies You Need to Bring to Class in addition to materials provided by instructor:
For the Leather version you will need:
• Sewing Machine: this project can be carried out with a regular presser foot but a zipper foot makes it much easier to stitch the layers.
• Leather or Jeans needles: size 14 or 16.
• Scissors: A pair of sharp bladed craft scissors
• Ball point pen

For the hand-stitched felt version you will need:
• Scissors: A pair of sharp bladed craft scissors
• Sewing pins
• Hand embroidery needle: size 3 or 4.
 

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& Monday Feb 21/22

Donna Downey
9:00 - 4:30
Sunday& Monday Feb 21/22

The Abstract Figure


$ 350  

 

Mixed-Media art is exciting! The opportunity to stretch yourself, each layer infusing more depth and personality as you work, leading you down the path of making unique and expressive artwork that resonates.

We will create artwork that has something to say, whether it is in the literal sense of using words or simply knowing how to place color and textures so that your work lures the viewer in to seek and enjoy more. We will focus on abstracting the human figure and will use several different mediums to create a powerful, expressive composition that is deeply personal. Art speaks volumes and I want to give you the confidence that allows you to continue to create in your own unique voice.

Course will focus on:
? Using graphite to break the stigma of the blank paper
? Building a background by layering acrylics
? Developing a figure(s) that helps express your concept
? Exploring paint applications that change the expressiveness of your work
? Shading and color development for building value
? Adding stencils for interesting visual textures and movement
? Changing media to build strong contrast
? Embracing the art of messy handwriting as a visual element

Students will need the following supplies for class:
? Two 18 x 24 surfaces. These can be watercolor paper, mixed-media paper, primed unstretched canvas, boards, etc. (Due to the nature of layers and techniques preferably NO STRETCHED CANVASES)
? Brayer
? Palette or Palette Pad or STA-WET Palette
? Acrylic Paints. Please bring any and all colors that you want to work with. I personally like to mix heavy body and fluid acrylics when I paint for texture and contrast. I also like to work in a mix of warms, cools and neutrals like Titan Buff, Raw Umber and White.
? Gesso. I actually use gesso as my white paint.
? Paintbrushes. Bring your favorites. I suggest a couple of flats and rounds in different sizes, but I also like to paint with my fingers too.
? Palette Knife
? Neocolor ll Crayons
? Soft Pastels
? Charcoal Pencil
? Book text
? Matte Medium
? Stencils. My favorites are small designs like text, numbers or dots, but please bring what you love.
? Brush Bucket. To clean your brushes.
? Paper Towels
? Baby Wipes
? Spectrum Spray Fixative. I’m suggesting this one because it is odorless and can be sprayed indoors
? Apron or Paint Clothes. I like to get messy :)
? * Optional - large drawing board. Sometimes students prefer to work on paper sheets using these.


Maria Grossbaum
9:00 - 4:30
Sunday& Monday Feb 21/22

Marvelous Mixed Media 3D Techniques


$ 340  

 

Discover a host of mixed media techniques with Instructor Maria Grossbaum. Learn to enrich your art with dramatic color, texture and dimension by harnessing the unique properties of speciality materials.

The course has 9 parts:

1. Sculpting mixture preparation
2. Textural patterns technique
3. 3D objects
4. Colours overview
5. Combining colours, creating layers
6. Colouring 3D objects
7. Decorative materials overview
8. Rhinestones application
9. Varnish and sealing
By the end of this class you’ll feel confident working with variety of materials giving you endless possibilities for expressive mixed media 3–dimensional painting.

Imagine, experiment and produce your best work ever!

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

1. Canvas 12”x12”
2. Acrylic paints
3. Bruches
4. Spatula
5. Liquitex Light modeling paste
6. Toilet paper
7. Rhnestones/natural objects like shells, pieces of glass etc
8. acrylic varnish 

Supply List to bring to class

Apron, good mood, desire to create
 

 


 


Carol Nelson
9:00 - 4:30
Sunday& Monday Feb 21/22

The Paper Landscape


$ 340  

 

Time to put on your Collage Hat and get STICKY!! The Paper Landscape is my fancy name for an abstract landscape collage made from papers, many of which are created by you, the artist. We will make a variety of textured papers to use in our landscape paintings. These could be Tyvek, marbled paper, multi-layer monoprints, textured paper, embossed foils, and more. 
Using the papers we have made, let me show you how my "sandwich technique" makes composition so easy and takes the FEAR FACTOR out of creating. You will be amazed at how quickly a painting with beautiful colors and textures can come together with spectacular results.
 
 
Materials Fee  $20 paid at beginning of class includes:
Tyvek 
Red rosin paper, butcher paper, deli paper, patterned papers, metallic 
papers, other specialty papers
Golden metallic paints
Texture compounds
Use of stencils, embossing folders
     
     Supply list for students to bring:

Golden Fluid Acrylic Paints - My 5 "must have" colors are:
Titanium White, Quinacridone Nickel Azo Gold, Quinacridone Magenta
Turquoise (Phthalo), and Carbon Black. The 1 oz size bottle will last you a long time.

Gel medium, soft or regular, gloss

Foam plates - about 10

Shaving cream aerosol can (not gel)

HEAVY DUTY aluminum foil

Substrates: cradled wood panels preferred, but stretched canvas or canvas boards are OK. Home Depot has 1/4 inch MDF (Medium Density Fiberboard) available in 2x4 foot sheets that they will cut for you at no charge.
Two sizes of substrates will be used. One 10x10, OR 8x10. One larger panel 10x20, 8x24, OR 12x24. If you arrive at the workshop by flying in, check that your luggage will accomm odate a 24 inch panel. Unprimed wood panels should be primed with gesso before class.
Unprimed wood panels should be primed with gesso before class. I said it twice for emphasis.


Any collage ephemera (old paperback books, maps, foreign language printed material, failed w/c paintings, and stencils you may have (optional).

Short handled nylon brushes suitable for acrylic and w/c. I use a ¾ inch flat, a #6 round, and a small detail brush.

The usual stuff - 32 oz. water container, palette knives, paper towels, scissors, palette, brayer, squeegee from the $ store, spray water bottle, hair dryer (optional), spray alcohol bottle (optional), textured foil lids found on Dannon Light and Fit yogurt (optional).

IMPORTANT: Please double check the supply list to make sure you have all the items on the list.
   

 

 

 

 




 


   


Jill Timm
9:00 - 4:30
Sunday& Monday Feb 21/22

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)


Monday Feb 22

Clarissa Callesen
9:00 - 4:30
Monday Feb 22

Dramatic Textures in Fiber


$ 155  

 

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?


Ruth Greening
9:00 - 4:30
Monday Feb 22

Hobbitats & Fairy Homes


$ 165  

 

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 $60 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.

 

 


 


Julie Haymaker
9:00 - 4:30
Monday Feb 22

Climate Change


$ 170  

 

In this class you will learn to create an abstract mixed media painting on a wooden house form. Dry brush painting, collage and glazing techniques will be used and can be applied to future mixed media projects. Simple slab rolled paper clay elements will be created for the house to add texture. Real twig legs add a natural element.
 

Materials Fee $30 paid at beginning of class includes:

2 houses to alter and all the materials plus use of teachers tools to create this project .

 

 


 


Erin Keck
9:00 - 4:30
Monday Feb 22

Steampunk in Motion


$ 170  

 

In this informative workshop students will be constructing a mobile with a Steampunk Theme. There will be several different Steampunk cutouts to choose from. Painting Techniques to create a faux metal surface will be explored. We will create, tarnished bronze, antique silver, and rusted copper using wood and paint provided by Deco Art.
Construction of a wire mobile will also be taught.
Each student will leave with a finished mobile measuring approximately 3 ft long.

Class Kit Fee $20.00 payable to instructor at beginning of class includes:

 all wood steampunk cutouts, wire, and all paints and hardware.

Student needs to provide:

apron and lap towel.

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Susan Lenart-Kazmer
9:00 - 4:30
Monday Feb 22

Info to Come


$ 170  

 

Info to Come


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

 

Supplies You Need to Bring to Class:


Trish McKinney
9:00 - 4:30
Monday Feb 22

You Should be Gellin' Journal


$ 170  

 

info to come

 Supplies to bring to class: 

 

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

 

 Optional Materials To Bring:


Jacqueline Sullivan
9:00 - 4:30
Monday Feb 22

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.