Portland, OR 2022 Art and Soul Workshops

Workshop Details

Monday March 14

Lisa Bebi
9:00 - 4:30
Monday March 14

Mashed-up Characters


$ 170  

 

In Mashed-up Characters we create several small, fun art pieces of decided personalities using collage and paint and a spot of humor. We start with a vintage image then add found collage parts and pieces. A large selection of images and bits will be found in your provided dossier. You will notice as you start to piece them together, they begin to tell you who they are. That's when their personalities, their preferences and humor develop in a rather miraculous way.
These characters are salable and 100% lovable.
OK for all levels.
 

Kit fee of $55 includes:

Everything you need to complete several characters: Including your personal dossier of materials: images, collage materials, boards and use of: paint, mediums, gels, varnishes, brushes, palette knives, chalk paint, scissors, use of stencils and gels, markers, palette knife and burnishing tool

Optional: brushes, scissors, water bucket, paper towels or use mine


Judy Hudson
9:00 - 4:30
Monday March 14

Fantastical Flowers on Canvas


$ 170  

 

You will be creating an abstracted 3D floral design on canvas, using techniques that are low-stress and always successful! One of my most-used phrases is, “There is no wrong!” You will be encouraged to create in your own unique style, in a relaxed, no-pressure setting.
We will do our creating this day, forming the parts of our flowers from clay and while they dry, work on the background of our canvas. I will show you how to create your own texture pastes from items found around the house. I will also show you how to create a paper paste that will allow you to form extremely textural canvases. We will apply these and other objects of your choice to the canvas.
Then  we add color and bling! We’ll paint our flower parts and assemble them. If you like a lot of shine, you will be able to add gilding flakes for a metallic glow. There will be other ‘shiny things’ available too. We will add paint to your canvas, creating a uniquely blended effect with water and pigments. When our flowers and canvas are both dry and ready, we will put them together and add any finishing touches, as well as a coat of varnish to seal and protect
 

Materials Fee $35 paid at beginning of class includes:

The shared use of all paints, specifically Colourarte, Golden, Daler Rowney
The shared use of ‘oooh shiny’ stuff and bling
The shared use of additives for texture
Odds and ends…
 

Students Need to Bring to Class

A selection of metallic paints (DecoArt is inexpensive and great for this)
16oz package of Creative Paperclay
11”x14” canvas
16oz jar or Golden or Liquitex Light Molding Paste (it MUST be light)
8 oz jar of Liquitex Gloss Varnish
E6000 adhesive
Various size brushes
spray bottle for water
water container
paper towels and/or wet wipes
palette
palette knife (used to spread texture paste)
Optional Items – crystals, beads, etc…, if you would like to use them in your piece

Email: judy@judyhudsonart.com
Website: www.judyhudsonart.com

Judy has received inspiration for the creation of  this class from Maria Grossbaum
 


Rochelle Gaukel
9:00 - 4:30
Monday March 14

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.

 

 


 


Jacqueline Sullivan
9:00 - 4:30
Monday March 14

Acrylic Textures and Layers


$ 170  

 

The best thing about working with acrylic paint is the versatility of the medium. Jacqueline is a certified teacher for Golden Paints and will use her experience to guide students in exploring making various textures to be used in their painting practice. We’ll work with textural elements like tissue and cheesecloth and other household items. Students will learn about acrylic pastes and mediums as they build their textured painting. The paintings will be built layer by layer with textures on top of one another as well as in separate areas. Students will be painting with thin glazes of acrylic paint and then begin adding additional layers of textures and paint. This will result in richly textured surfaces and very interesting abstract paintings. Students will develop an understanding of how to make many different acrylic mediums work better for them in their art work. Using the principles of design in creating an Abstract Painting is an integral part of the class.  

Materials Fee $15 paid at beginning of class includes:

Use of 6 – 8 colors Golden Fluid Acrylics
All Pastes and mediums
All Textural media
 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

1” flat Golden Taklon Brush
#6 or # 8
Palette Paper or something to use as a palette
Palette Knife
Water Container for rinsing brushes


Susan Rossiter
9:00 - 4:30
Monday March 14

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:
Slideshow 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)
 


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

Felted Slippers


$ 170  

 

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

Materials Fee  $25 & List of what is supplied:

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

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


Helene Knott
9:00 - 4:30
Monday March 14

Botanical Lace


$ 170  

 

NOTE: Sewing machine experience required. If you are traveling, Montavilla Sewing Center will provide a few loaner machines to share. If you live locally, and can bring your machine that would be great so we can have enough machines for everyone to use!

In this class you will learn how create imaginative machine lace to incorporate into another art project or simply enjoy as is. The process is fun and the piece you create can be a random assemblage of fibers and ephemera or a structured mesh with botanical motifs. Free-motion sewing skills will give you a wider range of possibilities but is not necessary to complete the project.

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

Materials Fee $30 paid at beginning of class includes:

two kinds of stabilizer, decorative yarns/ephemera, floral motifs, and threads

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

• Sewing machine: with a free-motion foot and a zig zag foot. NOTE: There will be a limited number of loaner machines available at the venue, contact the event organizer if you can bring your own machine
• Botanical novelty prints: The kit includes a variety of botanical and other fabric motifs but if you have something special you would like to include you can bring your own motif fabric. For best results, the motifs should be no smaller than 1” and no larger than 4”.
• Extra sewing machine needles: Topstitching or Microtex size 12. As you will be sewing through a sticky product, your needles will get gummed up rapidly. NOTE: you can also bring a small bottle of Purell and tissues, I’ve found that you can clean sticky residue off needles with this.
• Sharp ‘craft’ style scissors: A pair with precision tips strong enough to cut through multiple layers of fused fabric.
• Black ‘Sharpie’® pen: The ‘fine’ point will be more visible than the ‘ultra-fine’.
• Glue stick
• 12” ruler
• Sewing pins
 


Liz Kettle
9:00 - 4:30
Monday March 14

Handstitched Bojagi Wall Hanging


$ 170  

 

Learn the ancient hand stitching technique of Bojagi with Liz Kettle. The Bojagi technique is incredibly simple but you could take a lifetime to explore all the variations. We will be learning the traditional hand stitching technique. In this class you will learn the technique and spend the day creating a totally unique wall hanging. We will have time to play with some embellishing techniques as well.
Bojagi panels have a modern aesthetic despite being an ancient technique. They can be created with sheer and opaque fabrics. You can follow tradition and use leftover bits and pieces of worn out clothing or create your panel out of new coordinated fabrics. Either way it will be beautiful.

A little history:
 A Bojagi also spelled Pojagi, is a traditional Korean wrapping cloth. Traditional Korean Folk religions believed that keeping something wrapped protected good luck. Food was often present under a bojagi cloth. They were also used for transporting items.
Bojagi were originally made from worn out clothing or leftover bits from other sewing. Fibers used were cotton, silk and ramie. Ramie is a fiber made from Chinese nettle also known as China Grass. Ramie is older than cotton and was considered a luxury fabric for the working class. Silk and treasured embroidery bits from a sleeve or neckline were often preserved and recycled into these new beautiful wrapping cloths.
 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Assorted fabrics: cotton, linen, silk or ramie. Crisp fabrics with a bit of body work better than slippery fabrics. Bring an assortment in the colors you want to use. Fabrics that do not have a right or wrong side (such as hand dyed or sheer organza) work very well. No more than a grocery bag full.
Assorted thread: Cotton thread, Perle cotton and embroidery floss all work great. Bring an assortment that complement or contrast with your chosen fabrics.
Needles: hand sewing embroidery or chenille in assorted sizes
Readers and extra lighting if you need them.
 


Susan Schenk
9:00 - 4:30
Monday March 14

Collage Your Pet:


$ 170  

 

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!


Carol Spohn
9:00 - 4:30
Monday March 14

Snowy Owl


$ 170  

 

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

Materials Fee $20 paid at beginning of class includes:

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

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

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


Mon/Mon Eve March 14

Jacqueline Newbold
9:00 - 4:30 & 6:30 - 9:30
Mon/Mon Eve March 14

Watercolor Toolbox


$ 265  

 

This workshop will teach you everything you need to know to get you started on your watercolor journey. We will explore a variety of watercolor techniques. You will discover how to make your paintings exciting and beautiful by using colorful washes, a variety of brush techniques, and color mixing. You will learn which supplies are the best to buy and how not to waste money on supplies you don’t need. We will cover how to properly set up your palette, techniques for adding watercolor to paper, how to build up color with the appropriate paints, and how to use pigment value to create stunning paintings. I will even show you a secret way to fix a painting! Using our newly learned skills we will paint some small paintings. Your examples and paintings can be bound into a journal creating a toolbox of ideas for future reference. You will be painting with confidence with your collection of watercolor techniques. Bring your watercolor paints and palette to class and I will help you set up your palette correctly.

Materials Fee $15 paid at beginning of class includes:

extra paints, sponges, black gesso, artist tape, extra brushes, liquid latex, tracing paper, salt

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

•• Top quality watercolor paints (not student grade!) I suggest you start out with having at least 6 colors, a warm and a cool of yellow, red, and blue. I would recommend top quality brands such as Daniel Smith, Windsor Newton, Holbein, or Sennelier. Suggested colors: COOL YELLOW: Lemon yellow or Hansa yellow light, WARM YELLOW; new Gamboge or quinacridone gold, COOL RED: Permanent rose or quinacridone rose, WARM RED: Permanent red or Windsor red, WARM BLUE: French ultramarine blue, COOL BLUE: cobalt blue, Cerulean, or Manganese blue.
• A watercolor palette such the Mijello Fusion AirTight Watercolor Palette (18 Wells)
• Watercolor brushes in a variety of sizes such as Princeton Brush & Co. Series 4050: round #3, round #8, round #10, ½ inch flat, and a liner brush size #2 or #4
• Arches cold press watercolor block 7x10 inches
• Pencil and kneaded eraser
• Permanent black ink pen
• Ruler
• Small cotton cloth or washcloth
• Small spray bottle
• Water container
• Color wheel
• Bulldog clip and board to hold loose paper
Note about watercolor paint colors: My favorite brands include Daniel Smith, Winsor Newton, Sennelier, and Holbein. Cobalt blue, manganese 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
 


Mon Eve March 14

Susan Schenk
6:30 - 9:30
Mon Eve March 14

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


Mon/Tue March 14-15

Kate Thompson
9:00 - 4:30
Mon/Tue March 14-15

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
 


Donna Downey
9:00 - 4:30
Mon/Tue March 14-15

Dont Hold Back


$ 350  

 

We’ve been conditioned to think art is about developing technique or natural born ability...but I say “bullshit!” I believe art is about tapping into the human soul and awakening the freedom to be comfortable with our own marks, our unique placement of shape, our use of color and then connecting the parts instinctively into a whole.

It is not enough to be an intuitive painter. Artists use the intuitive process beyond the mark to tell their stories, but first we must embrace the pieces of our untethered artistic soul.

Develop your artistic instincts. Trust the instinctual process of allowing what’s inside of you to come out by embracing the intuitive mark-making that is in your heart without any thought. Lean into the fear of letting go or expectations and allow your painting to evolve based on pure emotion. Embrace what you do and never question anything about it. There is no analysis, judgement, or do overs, in intuitive painting. There is no discipline or thought necessary. It is your gut, heart, and soul talking, not your brain.

Students will learn to work in acrylic layers across a large canvas as Donna shares tips for building a stronger working knowledge of color blending transitional layers while experimenting with tools, textures and shape. Begin to confidently use the surface as your narrative and paint what feels right...allow your story to unfold naturally.

 

Students will need the following supplies for class:
1 large canvas (30" or larger)
Additional substrate (this could be paper, journal or additional canvas of any size. We will use this to create what I refer to as a “cast off” painting (if time allows) from the left over bits from the first painting.
studio easel
A variety of favorite fluid and heavy body acrylic paints
Marabu acrylic spray paint (i like black but any color is fun)
1 or 2 collage papers
white gesso
small and large brushes
stencils
fun mark making tools (for example: palette knife, wedges, spatula, scrapers)
baby wipes
paper towels
brush bucket/water bucket
palette paper and/or sta-wet palette
spray bottle
apron 


Mon/Tue/Wed March 14-16

Jesse Reno
9:00 - 4:30
Mon/Tue/Wed March 14-16

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 March 15

Rochelle Gaukel
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday March 15

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.

 

 


 


Jacqueline Sullivan
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday March 15

Bolder, Faster & Looser Abstract Paintings


$ 170  

 

What-makes an abstract painting looser and bolder? Is it brighter colors, or maybe higher contrast? It could be the feeling of depth in the painting or the painter’s speed and body movements while painting. The truth is, all of this and more go into creating a dramatic abstract painting. This class will emphasize working quickly and loosely and intuitively to paint your abstract acrylic painting. Composition, Shapes and color will be an integral part of the class.

Materials Fee $15 paid at beginning of class includes:

• All paints and mediums
• Watercolor Paper 140 lb CP - small pieces
• Stencils and Stamps

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

• 4 – 8” x 8” stretched canvasses
• Mark Making supplies
Suggestions - have at least one
• Caran D’Ache Crayons
• Chalk Pastels
• Chop stick
• Fineline Applicator Tool
• Paint Markers
• Charcoaol or Charcoal Pencil
• Brushes - 1 flat (1”) and 1 Round - # 8
• Palette Paper or something else to use as palette
• Water container for rinsing brushes
• Masking Tape


Sadie Kern
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday March 15

Procreate 101: Botanical Lesson


$ 165  

 

This class is an introduction to Procreate and all its basic tools and applications, with step-by-step tutorials utilizing students' new-found skills to create botanical drawings and designs.
Procreate is an iPad app that gives you the flexibility to create art anywhere, paired with an Apple pencil the possibilities are endless.
Class Requirements:
                Apple iPad 6th Generation or later
                Apple pencil or similar high-quality stylus, such as:
                           Logitech Crayon Digital Pencil
                           FOJOJO Active Pencil
                          SwitchEasy Stylus Pencil
Procreate downloaded to iPad ($10 one-time payment) and Email capabilities to download workbook to iPad

Please review the you tube video for more information about Procreate


 


Susan Rossiter
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday March 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 $25 paid to instructor at beginning of class includes:

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

Supplies Needed to bring for Class:

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

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


Gwen Lafleur
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday March 15

Paper Prayer Flags


$ 170  

 

Prayer Flags are a Tibetan tradition where prayers and mantras are printed on fabric flags and hung outside where the wind can spread good will and compassion to all. In this class, we'll take inspiration from traditional prayer flags to create our own personalized mixed media versions (which can also be intention flags or banners without words) using paper and mainly paper elements to put our own hopes and intentions for the coming year into the world.
In class we'll create backgrounds for our prayer flags and then we'll use a variety of media to create layered focal embellishments and put our flags together. I'll share the process for a whimsical paper mandala plus two other collages. You'll finish with three flags of your own to display wherever they'll most inspire you.
 

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

• 140lb watercolor paper as the base for your flags
• A glue stick
• Eyelets (tools provided to add them to your flags)
• Sari yarn / ribbon to hang your flags
• Blender sponges for stenciling
Supply Table Tools & Supplies Included in Class Kit:
• Lots of washi tape options
• Several colors of Stickles glitter glue and dimensional paint (Nuvo Drops)
• Use of shared stencils and stamps
• Spray inks
• Prills, Boho Bits, and other papers and embellishments to share
• Boho Blends Embossing Powder
Teacher will also provide:
• Heat embossing station if you want to heat emboss
• Stamps and stencils to share
 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

• Rubber stamps and / or stencils (I'll have my stamps from PaperArtsy and my StencilGirl stencils, but you can bring any favorites.)
• Acrylic stamp blocks if using unmounted stamps
• Scissors
• Tacky Glue or a similar white glue
• A selection of patterned papers, cardstock, gelli prints, collage paper, etc...
• Ink pads (I'll be using Black, Sepia, and a few other colors of Archival Inks and Versafine Clair pigment ink for embossing.)
• Baby wipes and / or paper towels
Optional Supplies:
• Alphabet stamps , stencils, or stickers if you want to add intentions, mantras, or words to your flags (there will be some options available in class.)
• Blender brushes or sponges to apply ink through stencils
• A strong, clear glue for adhering metal or other dimensional embellishments (I use E6000, Loctite Gel Control super glue, and iCraft Ultra Bond Adhesive.)
• Stickers and / or rub-ons to use in your focal collages
• A variety of embellishments for your focal collages (my samples use metal butterflies from Finnabair, an old bookplate, some of my Boho Bits embellishments, rhinestones, buttons, bits of blingy fabric scraps, Prills, beads, or other circular or frame type embellishments.
• Pens for mark making (I use black, white, and gold.)
 


Liz Kettle
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday March 15

Image Transfer: India Travelogue


$ 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!

India is an inspiring land of incredible beauty and color. With the colors and sights of this luscious country as our inspiration we will explore image transfer techniques while we create a lush reference book to hold our experiments. We will learn multiple methods for transferring photos and other imagery on to fabric, paper and metal. Learn the ins and outs of ink jet printer inks and which products produce the results you are looking for. Create collages on each page of your sample book using your transferred images, paper, fabric and embellishments. Technique notes can be stored in pockets to make this book a valuable reference tool.

Supplies Needed for Class:

Scissors, hand sewing needles
Travel iron and iron pad –only if you already have one. We can share.

Kit fee $26 includes:
lutradur book pages, images prepared for transferring and products for the transfer methods, fabrics, papers, and trims, Misty Fuse, glues, thread

Optional items:
India inspired embellishments and ephemera such as jewelry and metal bits, trims, found objects, sari fabrics, rubber stamps etc.

 


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

Windows & Doors


$ 170  

 

Discover how to create old-world charm by painting quaint Italian and French windows and doors. These are so pretty to paint, especially when adorned with flowerpots overflowing with bright, colorful flowers. We will use a variety of watercolor techniques to achieve rich darks, cool colorful shadows, sparkling sunlight, and interesting textured stone walls. We will play with mixed media, granulating pigments, water-soluble pens, and pen and ink techniques to embellish our paintings. Windows and doors give us the perfect setting for trying and learning new watercolor techniques. All levels welcome.

Materials Fee $12 paid at beginning of class includes:

extra paints, artist tape, acrylic gold paint, white gouache, liquid latex, salt, masa paper, water-soluble pens, gold pens, tracing paper, photos

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

• Top quality watercolor paints (not student grade!)
• A watercolor 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
• Pencil and kneaded eraser
• Permanent black ink pen
• A black glaze gel pen by Sakura
• Small cotton cloth or washcloth
• Small spray bottle
• Bulldog clip and board to hold loose paper

Note about watercolor paint colors: My favorite brands include Daniel Smith, Winsor Newton, Sennelier, and Holbein. Cobalt blue, manganese 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
  


Tues AFT March 15

Carol Spohn
1:00 - 5:00
Tues AFT March 15

Wandering Woman


$ 125  

 

This painting is all about creating interesting and colorful shapes using the negative painting technique. The step-by step-instruction allows intermediate and experienced painters to complete a successful painting. We will be using a wet into wet technique to create the under painting and proceed with carving out geometric shapes in the background. Each time I paint this piece it turns out a little different and that is a good thing. Yours will be your own unique piece of art. I expect most paintings to be about 90% completed in class.
 

Materials Fee $25 paid at beginning of class includes:

• Written instructions and color photo
• Arches 140 lb cold press watercolor paper (15” x 11”) with traced design on it
• Mijello Mission Gold paints used in this painting
• Moo Eraser
• Foam plate/pallet for watercolor paint
• Misc. supplies
 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

• Your usual painting supplies which should include at least 2 water containers, paper towels, pop up tissues, a fine mist spray bottle for water.
• Brushes: You may use your regular watercolor brushes. I use Scharff 960 Aqua Flow Super Round, Scharff #310 White Nylon round brushes sizes #8 and #4, and a variety of scrubby brushes (Scharff Moon #222 brushes sizes #2, #4, #6, used for corrections and lifting off paint.) I will have Scharff brushes for purchase if you choose.
• Pencil and ruler
• White watercolor pencil
• Hair dryer is helpful, but not necessary
• Black Stabilo pencil
• Permanent black ink pen (micron or Gelliroll Fabric pen or Faber-Castell Pitt Pen)
• Gold metallic pen-optional
• A board to support your painting is helpful.

 


Tue Eve March 15

Helene Knott
6:30 - 9:30
Tue Eve March 15

Fabric Festival Flowers


$ 95  

 

NOTE: Sewing machine experience required. If you are traveling, Montavilla Sewing Center will provide a few loaner machines  to share. If you live locally, and can bring your machine that would be great so we can have enough machines for everyone to use!

These flowers are bold, colorful, and textural—reminiscent of Mexican fiesta paper flowers. As they are made up of multiple layers, the process involves raw edged machine appliqué as opposed to fusing which would make the quilt or garment incredibly stiff and hard to stitch through. If desired, embellishments such as beads, fringe and/or lace can be included for added texture.
Please be courteous to others by arriving for class with the correct supplies. Contact me at 503-631-8806 or helene.m.knott@gmail.com if you have any questions. 
 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

A 10” x 12” (or larger) pre-quilted or stabilized ‘background’ panel: A top, batting and backing, layered and quilted. This need not be fancy quilting – a rough all-over stippling or pebbled texture will be sufficient. Alternatively, you can also just iron on an embroidery stabilizer to the back of the panel.
The fabric for the panel should contrast with the fabrics you choose for the flowers; an abstract print that is quirky and fun could be a great choice as long as it doesn’t compete with the flowers you will create.
NOTE: you could also apply this method to embellish a garment such as a vest or jacket if you wish.
A variety of fabric pieces or scraps in sizes ranging from 2” to 8”: You will need at least 5 or more fabrics for each flower in lots of colors ranging from light to dark. Bright saturated colors would be best but you can choose any colors you wish. You can also add stems or a trailing vine; bring yarn, ribbon, or cord for these if you wish.
Scissors: A pair of small fine bladed embroidery scissors for cutting fabric, and larger heavy utility shears for paper.
Freezer Paper: a couple of 8 ½” x 11” sheets or an 18” square from a roll.
Sewing thread: The thread can match your fabric or contrast with it. Thread can be cotton, rayon or metallic (if you feel comfortable sewing with it).
Sewing Machine: With free motion capabilities as well as some interesting embroidery stitches (optional). Bring the appropriate presser feet for both functions. 
Sewing machine needles: Even though you won’t be fusing, you will be stitching through many layers of fabric so good strong sharp needles are a must. Micro-tex needles in size 12 and/or top stitching needles (12 and/or 14) would be best.
Embellishments: Beads or sequins would be great and so would rick rack trim and decorator fringe (the type you might buy for pillows or upholstery in the home decorator section of a fabric store). Lace would be great too but make sure it’s not too
wide and preferably the type that is slightly ruffled.
Beading or strong polyester thread: only needed if you are using beads for embellishments.
 


Jacqueline Sullivan
6:30 - 9:30
Tue Eve March 15

Forged Metal Journal/Sketchbook


$ 95  

 

This great journal looks like it is forged from a piece of old steel, but in reality it is created using a fairly simple texturing technique done with metal tape, textural elements and acrylic paint. This technique could be applied to many book forms. In this class, we will develop our covers on bookboards and then adhere them to a ready made journal.

Materials Fee $15 paid at beginning of class includes:

The use of all Paints and mediums
 5” x 8” blank journal
Metal tapes
 Duct Tape
 Double faced tape
 Glue
 Textural materials
 Book boards = pre cut
 Lots of tools to share

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

 Water container – at least 16 oz for rinsing brushes
Paint brush – 1” wide Golden Taklon brush recommended
 Scissors
Paper towels
 


Ruth Krening
6:30 - 9:30
Tue Eve March 15

Fabric, Transfer, Stitch


$ 95  

 

info to come


Pam Johnson
6:00-10:00
Tue Eve March 15

Mixed-media Collage Boot Camp 


$ 125  

 

Students will be guided in mixed-media collage techniques step by step to complete a 16x20 unique artwork within the class period. This is why it’s called Boot Camp!
Students will be pushed in a highly supportive and engaging class for four hours (with one 15 minute break) to create a mixed-media collage layering between paper and paint with mixed-media embellishments. Printed quotes will be available for students who wish to add a sentiment to their art.

This is a beginner friendly class as well as useful for the seasoned art maker who wants to expand their skills. This class has a high emphasis on Enjoyment of the Creative Process! Each student will create a unique artwork based on the step by step instruction that empowers the art maker to indulge their creative exploration. The goal is for every student to complete a 16x20 mixed-media collage by end of class. I will help you get across the finish line! All levels welcome.

 

Materials Fee $20  paid at beginning of class includes:

16x20 Flat Canvas Panel
Gel medium
Brush Applicator
Collage elements
Palette Knife
Spray Bottle
Pencil
White Gel Pen
Printed Quotes

Acrylic Paint (shared)
Rubber stamps (shared)
Stencils and stencil spray (shared)
Art Crayons (shared)
 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

A great sense of creative curiosity !
Optional : Papers of choice for collage, rubber stamps, gel pens, stencils, favorite quotes or words for collage art…I do not provide scissors. If you prefer cutting some pieces for collage, plan to bring a pair.

  


Tue/Wed March 15-16

Lisa Bebi
9:00 - 4:30
Tue/Wed March 15-16

Let's Pour - PorFavor


$ 340  

 

Exploring acrylic abstracts using pour mediums.
Acrylic "Pours" have become a popular, highly desirable and universally accepted artforms. You can be as detailed or as sublime as you like.
With pouring, there is a big surprise element that makes the piece and experience super breathtaking. The finished piece is a hard, polished, marbleized abstract. You choose the colors, but in general, the design chooses you. You will learn to "help" it along.

To create pleasing pours takes a little know-how about color combinations, mixtures and technical finesse. Come learn how to do it properly to avoid the bummer of creating "mud".
 
Materials Fee $75 paid at beginning of class includes:

All levels welcome.
Everything you need to complete several works is included. Materials include paints, mediums, accelerant, oils, tools, substrates for up to 4 pieces in varying sizes, gloves and use of trays and heat tools and more.
 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Your tools: i.e., brushes, scissors, water bucket, paper towels or use mine


Judy Hudson
9:00 - 4:30
Tue/Wed March 15-16

Sensational 3D Silk and More!


$ 340  

 

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

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

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

Supplies to Bring to class

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

  

  
 

 


 


Stan Peterson
9:00 - 4:30
Tue/Wed March 15-16

Intro into the Art of Whittling - Carve A Spirit Bird


$ 340  

 

Does a certain bird or animal seem to speak to you unconsciously? Is it a special day when you have that encounter? Learn basic whittling skills with safety and good humor. Basswood is easy to carve and with quickset glues, you can add other pieces as well as subtract. A mistake becomes a discovery and your spirit will be pleased.
No experience is necessary. You will learn the skills in 2 days and be able to carve on your own at home.
 

Materials Fee $ 25 paid at beginning of class includes:

Basswood
Bench hook ( a simple device for turning any table into a workbench)
loaner tools

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

A Kevlar glove is required for the hand holding the wood.
A new Flexcut knife and gouge which come factory sharpened
 (available at Woodcrafters, Portland)


Melissa Monroe
9:00 - 4:30
Tue/Wed March 15-16

Intro to Rug Tufting


$ 340  

 

Come learn the exciting new craft of machine tufting! Melissa will be teaching the fundamentals of tufting, proper technique, sourcing supplies and finishing options. By using a tufting machine you can quickly create rugs and wall hanging. The tufting machine is like a hand held sewing machine, using pressure against the cloth you will move the machine as the needle inserts the wool yarn in and out of the cloth creating your design. Melissa will share her intuitive process of designing by working to create imagery, color patterns, and texture within the work. She welcomes students who have a specific design in mind as well as students who are starting from a blank slate!

Students will be provided with all materials, tools, and knowledge necessary to create a tufted rug. Each student will have their own station with tufting frame, cloth, loop pile machine, and scissors. A wide range of colors will be available to choose from for your project, all 100% wool rug yarn. There will be a couple projectors available to trace a simple design the student brings with them or they may work intuitively. Loop pile machines will be available to each student to use for their project after a lecture and demonstration. Cut pile machine with be demonstrated and lectured but not available for this workshop.

Each student will leave this class with a 2ft x 2ft tufted rug and a final demonstration that teaches students how to complete different backing techniques at home. Tufting guns and frames will be available to purchase for any students who would like to continue crafting at home.


You may bring your own yarn to use if you would like but either way the supply fee is required. Any yarn will work in the loop pile tufting machine however rug wool is what needs to be used to make it long lasting rug. If you you are making a wall hanging you can bring any type of yarn from home to include in the project.

Tufting does take some strength and you will be required to stand while using some arm strength during the workshop. The machine is about two pounds and you have to hold it up and push against the cloth. If you have mobility issues and are concerned about your ability to complete the project please contact me to discuss.

Materials Fee $ 75 paid at beginning of class includes:

100% rug wool yarn, many colors to choose from
tufting cloth
backing glue

Optional items:

yarn from home
 


Wednesday March 16

Libby Williamson
9:00 - 4:30
Wednesday March 16

Paper Doll Posse


$ 170  

 

Paper Dolls, with their wardrobes of fabulous cut-out costumes, bring back memories of childhood a lifetime ago. We’ll make our own version of “Paper Dolls” as we first create luscious painted papers using vintage book pages and acrylic paint. A variety of simple painting techniques will be explored, adding texture and pattern to the text on the page. With this stash of hand-painted paper we will create a few delightful dolls and dress them to the nines. (Or perhaps your gal might have a more modest taste in fashion.) Techniques will include designing simple figures, collaging paper onto fabric, adding free-motion machine and/or hand stitching, and preparing the wooden frames.
As with all of my classes, you are free to go rogue and create any wonderful imagery that you’d like.
 

Materials Fee $35  paid at beginning of class includes:

-Vintage paperback novels
-Acrylic paints
-Matte medium
-Hand sewing needles and embroidery thread
-One wooden frame per student (additional frames might be available for purchase)
-Chocolate, (of course!)
-Painting and collaging supplies including brushes, stamps, and stencils will be available for use in class.
 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

apron, fabric scissors, paper scissors


Liz Kettle
9:00 - 4:30
Wednesday March 16

Scrolling Around with Hand Stitching


$ 170  

 

Let’s play with all sorts of hand stitches and bits of fabric while we create textile collage scrolls wound on vintage wood spools. Your scroll can be a color exploration, a theme such as nature, or memories as you incorporate little bits from your life. You will learn a variety of simple hand stitches that create big impact so this class is beginner friendly. We will review basic collage layering techniques and composition.

Materials Fee $25 paid at beginning of class includes:

Piles of fabric bits to choose from, embellishment bits including paper and ribbon, base fabric, wooden spool, thread, needles. All supplies included but bring anything special you would like to include.

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

basic hand sewing kit:, small scissors, thimble, readers and needle threader if you use them, any special fabrics or embellishments you would like to include and anything you love to have on hand when hand stitching.


Jacqueline Newbold
9:00 - 4:30
Wednesday March 16

Playing With Color


$ 170  

 

In this workshop we will be experimenting with watercolor paints to learn how to successfully mix colors. Color theory and our color wheels will be our guide to choose which colors to combine to create vibrant mixes for our small colorful watercolor studies. Understanding color relationships is the perfect way to create backgrounds for journaling and sketches. We will also explore how simple drawings can be easily transformed into abstract, imaginative paintings reminiscent of a glowing stained-glass window with a technique called glazing. Stained glass is most resplendent when there is light shining through. This is the same with watercolors but in a painting, the light is the white of the paper. Since not all watercolors work this way, you will have fun discovering how to get this beautiful transparent effect with the correct combination of colors. We will use glazing to make colors appear brighter, duller, darker, warmer, and cooler. We will finish our little painting studies by embellishing them with acrylics, pens, and quotes that will make them pop! Knowing how to correctly mix color is useful but also fun and relaxing! All levels welcome.

Materials Fee $12 paid at beginning of class includes:

: extra paints, artist tape, gold leaf pens, acrylic pens, acrylic gold paint, white gouache, inks

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

• Top quality watercolor paints (not student grade!)
• Your watercolor palette
• Watercolor brushes in a variety of sizes such as Princeton Brush & Co. Series 4050: round #3, round #8, round #10, ½ inch flat and a liner brush size #2 or #4
• Arches cold press watercolor block 7 x 10 inches
• Pencil and kneaded eraser
• Permanent black ink pen
• A black glaze gel pen by Sakura
• Uni-Ball UM 153 Signo white gel pen
• Color wheel
• Small cotton cloth or washcloth
• Small spray bottle
• Bulldog clip and board to hold loose paper
• Your favorite quotes (optional)

Note about watercolor paint colors: My favorite brands include Daniel Smith, Winsor Newton, Sennelier, and Holbein. Cobalt blue, manganese blue, cerulean blue, French ultra-marine, permanent magenta, permanent rose, French vermilion, quinacridone red, permanent orange, new gamboge or Indian yellow, Hansa or lemon yellow, quinacridone gold, and sap green are always on my palette.
Check out my blog post for ideas of a well-rounded watercolor palette: https://newboldart.com/2017/12/30/a-well-rounded-watercolor-palette/
*website: https://newboldart.com/
* email: newbold0505@bendbroadband.com
  


Susan Schenk
9:00 - 4:30
Wednesday March 16

Wild Animal Portrait Collage


$ 170  

 

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

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

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


 


Carol Spohn
9:00 - 4:30
Wednesday March 16

Eyes Have It


$ 170  

 

This whimsical painting starts with a very colorful under painting. Subsequent layers adds color and texture. Shapes are then carved out using gesso. Further embellishment is added with paint, pen and watercolor crayons. The step by step instruction enables beginner and experienced painters to complete a successful painting. Your creativity will guarantee an original piece of art! You will be provided with line drawings for the giraffe and cats to use or design your own. I anticipate that paintings will be 90% completed in class.
 

Materials Fee $20 paid at beginning of class includes:

• Written instructions including line drawings and color photo
• Paper to prep for at least two paintings, one to complete in class and the other to be used for card fronts or additional painting
• Fluid Acrylics
• Gesso
• Pallet Paper
• Use of stamps and stencils
• Misc. material

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

• Your usual painting supplies which should include at least 2 water containers, paper towels, pop up tissues, white Saral paper to transfer design.
• Brushes: A selection of flat brushes or angle brushes sizes 1 inch and smaller, a liner brush.
• Pencil and ruler
• Black Stabilo pencil
• Black Sharpie Paint marker fine point, White Sharpie Paint marker fine point
• Optional: Water-soluble crayons like Caren D’Ache, gel pens (metallic, white and black)
• Optional Jerry’s Jumbo pencils in white and black
• Your favorite mark making pencils/pens

 
 


Gwen Lafleur
9:00 - 4:30
Wednesday March 16

Flip Art Folio


$ 170  

 

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

Materials Fee $15 paid at beginning of class includes:

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

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


Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

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


Wed Eve March 16

Susan Rossiter
6:30 - 9:30
Wed Eve March 16

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
 


LeBrie Rich
6:30 - 9:30
Wed Eve March 16

Tale of Two Beards - Felting Gnomes


$ 95  

 

Learn the secrets of felted gnomes! While gnomes are naturally shy, there have been enough sightings in the wild to confirm their key elements: bushy beard, curly hair, thick eyebrows and jaunty hat. In this class you’ll learn all about sculpting wool into gnomes that really come to life.

We’ll also cover all the needle felting basics: what fibers and tools work best, and great sources for high quality supplies. Warning: felting gnomes is habit forming! This might be your new favorite thing.

 

Materials Fee $10 paid at beginning of class includes:

everything that you need

 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

none


Helene Knott
6:30 - 9:30
Wed Eve March 16

Hand Stitched Button Medallions


$ 95  

 

If you sew, sooner or later you end up with stray buttons. They may be a couple left over from a garment project or something you inherited from your grandmother’s sewing basket; some quilters actually collect unusual or antique buttons. Most of the time, you end up with an assortment of different buttons that don’t match. What to do with them? They can be worked into lovely embroidered medallions with stitches that embrace each button in a delicate detailed frame hand embroidered on a ground of felt or wool. The resulting stitched medallions can be assembled into a small quilt, worked into other projects or simply enjoyed for their own beauty. Though they appear intricate, the embroidery is made up of simple compounded stitches.

NOTE: There will be a kit available from the instructor for $25 the kit includes
all the materials underlined and marked with an asterisk; students will need to bring all the other supplies listed
Please be courteous to others by arriving for class with the correct supplies. Contact me at 503-631-8806 or
helene.m.knott@gmail.com if you have any questions 

Materials Fee $25 paid at beginning of class includes:

Wool or wool felt Squares : pieces of wool or wool felt that measure about 6” square.
Embroidery stabilizer 
Chalk marking pencil 
Buttons  : A selection of buttons to choose from
Embroidery floss  6-strand or pearl cotton in a variety of colors.
Hand sewing needle  : A crewel embroidery needle

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Heavy Sewing thread (optional): To attach the buttons, polyester thread will be more durable than cotton.

Embroidery Scissors
Other Incidental Supplies: You may or may not need these things; they are mainly for comfort.
Lighting: additional lighting may be helpful; a portable Ott light would be appropriate.
Magnifier: If your eyes are getting weak, a magnifier that clamps to the table will be very helpful. Some even come lighted.
Extension cords and plug strips (if bringing additional lighting): check to see if these will be provided or if it’s advisable to bring your own.
A Pillow: Many venues have less than comfortable chairs, a pillow may help


Jacqueline Sullivan
6:30 - 9:30
Wed Eve March 16

Paste Papers


$ 95  

 

Many people have tried paste papers but are not satisfied with the results. This class will help you to learn the proper techniques for making paste papers with a beautiful, smooth velvety finish. These papers are wonderful for binding books, making boxes, backgrounds for stamping and collages. Because we are using a methyl-cellulose paste the surface is great for writing on – making them good for calligraphy projects or beautiful journal pages!

Students will work with simple color theories to keep their papers brilliant and beautiful. There will be lots of tools on hand for making various patterns and images in the paste!

Handouts for the class will contain many recipes for the various colors of paste. These hand-outs provide the student with a permanent reference tool.

 

Materials Fee $20 paid at beginning of class includes:

Use of:
 Heavy body acrylic paints
 Paste
Miscellaneous mark making
 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

 3 Sponge Brushes about 1 ½” wide
 2 large water containers – 32 oz plastic
 plastic containers; 4 – 6 yogurt sized or similar containers
 rubber/latex gloves [either medical style or household cleaning style is ok]
apron


Susan Schenk
6:30 - 9:30
Wed Eve March 16

Collage a Nest


$ 95  

 

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

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


Wednesday & Thursday March 16/17

Rochelle Gaukel
9:00 - 4:30
Wednesday & Thursday March 16/17

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.

 


 


Kate Thompson
9:00 - 4:30
Wednesday & Thursday March 16/17

The Adornment Book


$ 340  

 

This workshop we will create a fabric book with 6 pages. These pages could stand on their own as original art. For the cover we will create an abstract dress. There will be much layering and stitching. Attention to the layout is very important and a big part of the creative process. Next we will create our own ephemera with collage, charcoal, gesso, pencil scribblings on top of vintage ledger paper. I will include a piece of plastered lace for one of the pages. I will show you how to create acrylic image transfer skins as the centerpiece of the front cover. Cold wax will be applied to one of the pages and we will stitch into it to create a very rich intriguing texture.

Materials Fee $40 paid at beginning of class includes:

6  pages, ruler binding, image transfers, lace, doily, dress pattern, resin paper, glassine paper and an awl

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Even though I have enclosed 6 pieces of fabric for your book, you may want to bring some vintage lace or fabric just to have some other pieces but not necessary.
PAINTS AND STAINS:
Watercolors- Yellow ochre (I use Daniel Smith Burgandy Yellow ochre but you can use any brand of watercolor in yellow ochre) and Daniel Smith undersea green
BRUSHES- round watercolor brushes, 2” utility brushes, sponge brushes.
Gesso, clear gesso
Matte gel medium
Wire brushes for distressing fabrics
Ephemera—photograph your own artwork and make copies, collect old books. Here is a beautiful site that sells wonderful vintage ephemera and other items. https://monahanpapers.com/
Embroidery floss and embroidery needles
Mr. Clean magic sponges- you can get these at any grocery store in the cleaning department
Charcoal pencil, Derwent XL Black charcoal block
pencil


Donna Downey
9:00 - 4:30
Wednesday & Thursday March 16/17

Simplified Portrait


$ 350  

 

One of the most magical discoveries I have experienced as an artist is that, "I can paint faces!!" These were the exact words that escaped in excitement when I finished my first portrait. Since painting that portrait, I have not only seen my portrait work grow beyond my own personal artistic boundaries, but I have also gained a more expressive quality and voice in my work. Exploring this new expressive approach to my art, I can directly attribute much of that growth to simplifying my portrait painting process.

I designed this class for all levels from the very beginner to the practiced artist. Although we will work together in establishing some basic portrait basics, we will not draw a single line! NO DRAWING NEEDED. We will be painters, enjoying the art of the painted portrait without measuring and technical mumbo jumbo that only confuses the joy of painting.

Course will focus on:
Complete 2-6 Simplified Portraits.
We will work from the same image provided for first piece and then an individualized image (student choice) for additional pieces.
This workshop can be done in acrylics or oils (or both).
We will not be striving for realism, instead focussing on the expressive quality of portraiture.
We will explore paint colors, skin tones and color mixing.
Elements of the face and how they apply to facial expressions.
Portraits from different perspectives.
Defining the face through shadow and light.
Highlighting the stylistic differences each artist brings to their own painting. 

Students will need the following supplies for class:
Two to four 9x12 or larger canvases (pre-primed with a coat of inexpensive red acrylic paint)
Any color red, inexpensive acrylic paint to prime canvas
Paint colors (Either acrylic or oil)
Titanium White
Raw Umber or Burnt Umber
Yellow Ochre
Cadmium or Pyrrole Red
Paintbrushes. I like a size 4, 6 and/or 8 Filbert. Maybe a detail round size 2, but I always recommend using what you have on hand and not buying anything new for the workshop.
At least one reference photo to paint from. Some tips for choosing a photo:
Image should be a simple headshot, sometimes it helps to have a B&W and color version to reference. If you crop the photo to 3x4 and then print it to “fit the page” the dimensions will be correct to work from.
If painting in Acrylic:
Water bucket to clean brushes
Paper towels and/or baby wipes
Golden OPEN acrylic medium (optional, but this keeps your paint workable and easier to blend longer)
Sta-wet palette
Palette knife for mixing colors
If painting in Oil:
Brush washer
Gamsol
Palette
Paper towels
Gloves (optional)
Oil medium (optional. I like Gamblin Alklyd)
Tabletop easel if preferred (optional)


Lori Siebert
9:00 - 4:30
Wednesday & Thursday March 16/17

Snippets & Stitches


$ 340  

 

We will explore a variety of watercolor techniques to create a selection of lovely collage materials focusing on nature based icons and patterns. Then, we will assemble collage pieces using these materials and finish the piece with 3-D embellishments and hand stitching.

Available Materials Fee $50  paid at beginning of class includes:

 Winsor and Newton Cottman Watercolor set Winsor and Newton Colorless Masking fluid
Canson Watercolor paper 11” x 15”
Brush set of 12 brushes

 Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Supplies above if you do not purchase the kit AND:

Any ephemera they like(books or magazines, postcards, etc…
Any small 3-D elements they wish to include in their pieces.
 

Instructor will also provide:
Straws
Oil
Alcohol
Colored pencils
Embroidery floss and needles
Glue
Scissors
Xacto and blades
Cutting boards
Masking tape
 


Wed Eve/Thur Eve March 16-17

Judy Hudson
6:30 - 9:30
Wed Eve/Thur Eve March 16-17

Good Vibrations


$ 170  

 

Create an abstracted 3D floral design on canvas, with the bonus of eye-catching fabric accents. If you are looking for a way to create that is low-stress and always successful, this is it! One of my most-used phrases is, “There is no wrong way!” You will be encouraged to create in your own unique style, in a relaxed, no-pressure setting.
Class One - I’ll show you how to create flowers out of simple, easy- to-create parts that will then fit together to make more complex pieces. You will also design your piece, adhere the fabric to the canvas, and add texture pastes.
Class Two - Today, you’ll assemble your flowers, paint, bling, and varnish your piece. I’ll show you how using water can help to create luscious, blended colors and unusual effects and we will use added bling to make our flowers sparkle and glow!
 

Kit or Materials Fee – $20  paid to instructor at beginning of class includes 

The shared use of Colourarte Primary Elements (I will also have these available for purchase.)
The shared use of ‘oooh shiny’ stuff
The shared use of additives for texture
Batik scraps to use and share
Hair dryers/heat guns
 

Supplies to Bring to class

Small pieces of fabric with the design of your choice (I suggest batik or other bright cotton fabrics.)
8 oz package of Creative Paperclay
Two 5x7 or 5x5 Canvases
Weldbond glue- small container
8 oz jar of Golden Light Molding Paste (it MUST be light)
8 oz jar of Golden Crackle Paste
8 oz gloss varnish (I suggest Liquitex)
Brushes, spray bottle for water, water container, paper towels and/or wet wipes, palette knives, plastic placemat (to mix pastes on)

Optional Items - small beads or stones, (I also use Art Stones) if you’d like to add them to your piece.
 

  

  
 

 


 


Thursday March 17

Lisa Bebi
9:00 - 4:30
Thursday March 17

Tinted Heirloom Image


$ 170  

 

Photo Tinting: A way to colorize a photocopy creating mood and maximum impact. We use transparent markers and opaque acrylic paints. The transparent markers allows parts of the black and white image to emerge. The opaque colors block out areas unwanted to emphasize the story.
The overall effect is a beautiful, romantic painting that makes the heart sigh.
The works are adhered to canvases and varnished with UV protection in any sheen you please.
  

Materials Fee $55 paid at beginning of class includes:

All materials needed are provided for this class in a personal dossier. Materials includes everything you need to complete several works. It includes: Images, markers, paints, brushes, scissors, canvases (enough for up to 3 paintings), mediums, varnishes, pens and other tools.

Optional: You may bring to class:
Your tools: i.e., brushes, scissors, water bucket, paper towels or use mine


Clarissa Callesen
9:00 - 4:30
Thursday March 17

Expanded Eco Dyeing - Scrumptious Scarves


$ 170  

 

Let’s take Eco dyeing to a new level and create some beautiful wearable art. This class is appropriate for the first-time eco dyer and the more experienced one. I will be covering all the basics of Eco dyeing/printing: materials, mordants, techniques, steaming methods, bundling, and more. Then we will be incorporating other natural dyes. We will be working with some special techniques to create some beautiful unique effects using transfer blankets. You will learn some of the magic of combining different natural dyes with the eco printing techniques. Eco dyeing is a magical and unpredictable process, we will be celebrating the happy accidents and surprising results. I will also share ways to deal with less-than-ideal results. You will leave class with at least one beautiful scarf and a new appreciation for the complexity of exploration possible with Eco printing. 

Materials Fee $45 paid at beginning of class includes:

Two silk scarves
All equipment and materials necessary for Eco dyeing:
Steamers, burners, and propane
Dowels, buckets, drying racks
Plastic, spray bottles, marking materials
A large selection of known printing plant material
Pre dyed fabric blankets
Natural dyes
Mordants and vinegar
Recycled fabric
Parchment paper
Nitrile gloves 

 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

• Your class fee includes two silk scarves and I will have recycled cotton sheeting to share but you may want to bring some other pieces of fabric to experiment. I suggest smaller pieces of white or light-colored fabric. Silk, wool, and cotton, are the “recommended” fabrics for these dyeing processes but I have had some striking results with synthetic as well. I am a big proponent of recycled textiles so feel free to bring nontraditional pieces as well. (Vintage fabrics, lace, ribbon, linen, etc.)
Dharma Trading Company and Maiwa are good source for silk yardage and silk scarves if you would like additional silk to work with

• String for bundling your fabric. I prefer cotton but feel free to bring other options to experiment.
• Scissors
• An apron or wear old clothes. We are going to get messy


Optional:
• Random local plant material or a cheap bouquet of flowers
• Ziploc bags to transport potential wet material at the end of class
• Long dishwashing gloves if you want extra protection against stained hands

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 


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

Layered Faces


$ 175  

 

In this workshop we will create an abstract of the face using a variety of techniques to build thick, deep layers on canvas using very few and inexpensive supplies. You will learn how to obtain a beautiful encaustic look without using messy hot wax & crock-pots as well as how to create depth, dimension, texture and contrast. We will use paint, medium, scrap paper, deli paper and ephemera to create amazing depth & dimension.
Please join us for a fun, relaxing day of inspiration & art making!
If you have any questions, please email me at leighannalight@gmail.com
 

Supplies Needed to Bring to Class:

DELI PAPER
4 or more sheets. approximately 10 x 12” : 
https://www.amazon.com/Durable-Packaging-Pop-Up-Sandwich-Sheets/dp/B01JH4IRSQ/ref=sr_1_12? dchild=1&keywords=deli+paper&qid=1608477242&sr=8-12


SUBSTRATE
ONE of the following…
2 pcs.140 pound watercolor paper, 11 x 14
Stretched canvas or
A wooden board, no larger than 11” x 14”

Preferably rectangular in shape.
Any of these will work well for this process, I prefer the heavy weight of the flat board. Please paint with gesso or white paint if it’s not already white.

SCRAP PAPER-
Phone book pages, old magazine pages work well.

WAXED PAPER

EPHEMERA
Old newspaper clippings, postcards, dictionary pages, letters, journal pages, a nice variety, enough to cover your substrate.
Copies are fine but try to use the original whenever possible.

RAGS
At least 10 small rags.

PVA GLUE
https://www.dickblick.com/products/books-by-hand-polyvinyl-acetate-pva/

WHITE GESSO
Small amount, maybe 2 oz.

ACRYLIC GEL MEDIUM
At least 8 oz. Please be aware that this is not the same as liquid matte medium.

ACRYLIC PAINT
At least 4 colors, 2 warm (red, yellow, orane, pink, red)
2 cool (blue, green, purple)
PLUS
Burnt umber.

FW INK
Black.

BRUSHES
At least one that is 2” wide, a one inch and a detail brush.

PALLETTE KNIFE
A credit card will do in a pinch.

CUP FOR WATER

WOODEN SKEWER STICK, SOMETHING that comes to a thin point.

HEAT GUN
 

CLOSED


Susan Rossiter
9:00 - 4:30
Thursday March 17

BadAss Abstracts


$ 170  

 

We’ll be covering a lot of fun abstracts techniques in this class. We’re also going to talk about things that hold you back in your Art Practice and how to get past them. I’ll be using a slide show with discussion, doing several process demonstrations, and walking the room to answer any questions. All skill levels welcome- here are a few things we’ll cover during this workshop:
• Substrate prep
• Jumping in
• Choosing a color scheme, limited palette options
• Making custom collage papers
• Using Grounds and Pastes for Texture
• Finding your “THING”
• Bringing your “A-Game”
• How to handle “The Voices”
• Making your art stand out
 

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

• A BadAss collage pack
• GOLDEN Grounds or Pastes
• Use of miscellaneous GOLDEN products & palette knives, tools
Supplies Needed to bring for Class:

• 2-3 canvas or wood panels that are prepped with black gesso any size
• Your acrylic paint set and brushes. I use flat brushes mostly
• Any collage papers you already have
• Water container, rag or paper towels, palette paper or paper plate
• Soft Gel Matte or Fluid Matte Medium/Matte Medium
• Scissors
If you have any questions, please email: Susan.Rossiter@yahoo.com
 


Anni Schwabe
9:00 - 4:30
Thursday March 17

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

 


Libby Williamson
9:00 - 4:30
Thursday March 17

Scroll Stories


$ 170  

 

Tell your “story” using a variety of materials and mark-making techniques. Then stitch your components onto a long strip of canvas which gets attached to a vintage wooden spool. This delightful scroll will wrap around the spool and secure with ribbon.
Explore free-motion machine and hand-sewing, stitching through papers, stitching onto paint chip samples, and stamping and painting fabrics. Your images might follow a theme to tell a story but they need not be related. They might be a collection of interesting, unrelated, images and patterns stitched together. Think of this as a long, thin collage, wrapped up tightly and then unwound to be seen in a sweeping, panoramic view
 

Materials Fee $30 paid at beginning of class includes:

canvas background fabric, paint, assorted papers to stitch on, embroidery threads, printed fabrics, a variety of paper ephemera, ribbon, assorted textural fibers, and more. Tools will be provided for your use in class. Everything you need for the project will be included except for the wooden spool.
Vintage Spools will be available for purchase ($10-30) in class or you may bring your own.
 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

-A Vintage Wooden Spool with least 5-6” of clearance between the ends. (Cone-shaped spindles don’t work because the fabric doesn’t wind evenly around these) Spools can be found in antique stores, on Etsy and on Ebay for about $10-$30. (Libby will have several of these for purchase in class. Please arrange with her before class to reserve one)
-scissors
-an art apron


Optional supplies:
-additional fabric scraps with images or patterns on them which you might like to incorporate
-paper pages with illustrations to stitch onto your canvas
-odd ephemera
 


Jacqueline Newbold
9:00 - 4:30
Thursday March 17

The Painted Garden


$ 170  

 

Using our watercolor paints, we will paint lively and colorful garden flowers using watercolors. These will be impressionistic flower paintings with the emphasis on loose and flowing painting techniques. Part of the process will include painting on different papers and exploring the best watercolor pigments to use for painting flowers. We will add some mixed media methods to create texture and interest and use what we learn on our flower paintings. All levels welcome.

Materials Fee $15paid at beginning of class includes:

extra paints, artist tape, acrylic gold paint, white gouache, liquid latex, masa paper, water-soluble pens, gold pens, Stabilo pencils, inks, vellum

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

• Top quality watercolor paints (not student grade!)
• A watercolor 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
• Pencil and kneaded eraser
• Permanent black ink pen
• A black glaze gel pen by Sakura
• Uni-Ball UM 153 Signo white gel pen
• Flower photos
• Small cotton cloth or washcloth
• Small spray bottle
• Bulldog clip and board to hold loose paper

Note about watercolor paint colors: My favorite brands include Daniel Smith, Winsor Newton, Sennelier, and Holbein. Cobalt blue, manganese 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
  


Jacqueline Sullivan
9:00 - 4:30
Thursday March 17

Texture Meets Metal


$ 170  

 

Students in this class will do some simple metal etching on small squares of copper or brass. These completed metal pieces will then be embedded in a textural surface. Molding paste on cradled panel with stencils will be used to create the textured surface. This surface will be painted with the student's choice of colors. Color theory and composition will be discussed to help students create a beautiful and unusual art piece!

Materials Fee $25 paid at beginning of class includes:

Student kit includes:
2 – 2” x 2” pcs of brass
2 – 2” x 2” pcx of copper
cradled panel
latex gloves
sandpaper
steel wool

Instructor Provided Supplies for sharing:
 Etching Solution
 Containers for etching
 Sta-Zon Stamp pads
 Stencils
 Molding Paste
 Fluid Acrylic Paints
 Plastic Tongs
Packing tape
 And more

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

 Apron
 2 water containers - 16 oz plastic – must have for rinsing metal
 Paper Towels
 Rubber stamps that fit in a 2” square (deeply etched stamps with somewhat simple designs work best )
 Black sharpie marker (fine tip)
1” Flat Golden Taklon Brush
 Palette Pad or something else to use for palette


Carol Spohn
9:00 - 4:30
Thursday March 17

Duet


$ 170  

 

You will paint both watercolor paintings which are 7” x 15” each. Similar techniques and process will be used to create these flowers with the background uniting them. The step-by step-instruction allows beginner and experienced painters to complete successful paintings. Each time I paint these flowers they turn out a little different and that is a good thing. Yours will be your own unique piece of art. I expect most paintings to be about 90% completed in class.

Materials Fee $ 25 paid at beginning of class includes:

• Written instructions and color photo
• Arches 140 lb cold press watercolor paper (two 15” x 7”) with traced design on it
• Mijello Mission Gold paints used in this painting
• Moo Eraser
• Foam plate/pallet for watercolor paint
• Misc. supplies
 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

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


Thur Eve March 17

Lori Rome
6:30 - 9:30
Thur Eve March 17

Paint for Charity - Pink Lemonade Project


$ 25  

 

I am a self taught mixed media artist. I spent 15 years as the volunteer art teacher at our elementary school when art was cut from our budget. Art has been the way I express myself since I was a little girl, and I love to teach. When my kids grew up, it was time for me to start doing art just for me again. I started painting in earnest in 2014.

In 2018, I was diagnosed with stage III head/neck cancer and my life changed forever. As a 3 year survivor I’m ready to fight this beast the only way I know how. With art. Painting for Pink is my way of supporting others fighting this battle. For 2022, I’m raising money for the Pink Lemonade Project, a program that is helping breast cancer patient here in the NW.

All supplies will be provided by a generous donation by my husband, therefore 100% of your class fee goes to this amazing charity. Thank you!
   

Class Donation of $25

Pink Lemonade Project is a 501(c)3 nonprofit
Tax ID #37-1699288
 


Susan Schenk
6:30 - 9:30
Thur Eve March 17

Collage a Bird


$ 95  

 

Bring some fluttering nature inside and use maps and magazine pages to create striking, realistic portraits of birds. 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. 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.


Friday March 18

Erin Keck
9:00 - 4:30
Friday March 18

Pop Tops #2 -CHARMS!


$ 170  

 

If you were a fan of the “Pop Top Beads” Class then you will love, “Pop Top Charms”.
This is a new class dedicated to those wonderful bottle caps that get thrown out. In this class we will be creating many charm design ideas that will be made using some cool bottle caps. 6 different charm patterns will be shown. Students can use them to make as many charms as they like in class and then use them in a cool necklace when finished.
Proper use of a disc cutter and Dapping block will be demonstrated in this class 

Materials Fee $20 paid at beginning of class includes:

everything needed for the class

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

a basic jewelry kit consisting of chain nose pliers, round nose pliers and flush cutters.
Also apron and lap towel.
 


Clarissa Callesen
9:00 - 4:30
Friday March 18

Cabinet Card Reinvented


$ 170  

 

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 


Rochelle Gaukel
9:00 - 4:30
Friday March 18

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.
 

 


 


Lisa Bebi
9:00 - 4:30
Friday March 18

Wax On-Wax Off


$ 170  

 

Join Lisa Bebi in a full day workshop creating fun, non toxic and no fume “encaustic” mixed media art without wax. In this workshop you will learn recipes for creating the look of paraffin, beeswax and colored wax painting. We will create three works of art on boards using each style.

Kit fee of $55 includes:

everything needed for the workshop, (3) 8” x 10” wood panels, paints, all mediums, all tools, photocopied images, pens, collage materials, burnishers and stencils.

Optional: you can bring your own images, paper elements. And if you feel more comfortable using your own tools you can bring brushes, palette, watercan, apron, gloves and paper towels
No experience necessary
 


Anni Schwabe
9:00 - 4:30
Friday March 18

Mindful Offerings


$ 170  

 

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

We will learn to make 3-D items out of plaster wrap. In my samples, a moon, a leaf, a boat, a platter, a medallion, a door that opens and other elements are all 3-D items we will make in this class. Day two will consist of adhering our elements onto the cured panels, painting/staining and arranging panels into a wall hanging.

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

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

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

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

 

 


Donna Downey
9:00 - 4:30
Friday March 18

The Art of Destruction


$ 170  

 

The Art of Destruction embraces the beauty in the broken. Challenges the creative process to find an alternative path and encourages the artist to make new decisions that abandon expectation.

Over the years my style has changed, many of you were right there changing courses with me, but my art did not evolve until I changed my thinking. I did not want to let fear stop me in my creative process so I taught myself to walk straight through the fire of doubt and lean into the process. I learned to break the habit of creative submission and embraced the Art of Destruction.

In this workshop we will use black and white elements of contrast to define space and variations of broken lines to make connections. The process is simple...paint, destroy, repeat. I will share with you how breaking free of barriers can open your creativity to more possibilities.

Put an end to overthinking and overworking
Take back your creative power by permission to change course.
Experiment with the ideas, tools & medias that helped me break the cycle of expectation over expression
Identify the “why” and the “what” that is stopping your creative success
You have the power to change the course of your work through embracing the art of destruction and I want to help make incorporating a looser and freer movement into your style.  

Students will need the following supplies for class:
8x10 or larger framed canvas. (search your attic or Goodwill for a frame) however this project is not dependent on a frame it is totally optional. If choosing to opt out of the frame size up to an 11x14 canvas.
Mixed-media or watercolor weight paper or journal. Any size or orientation.
Carbon black Heavy body & fluid Acrylic
Bone Black heavy body & fluid acrylic
Titanium White Heavy Body Acrylic
Parchment (liquitex) or Titan Buff (Golden) Heavy Body Acrylic
gesso
Black pen (this is my FAVORITE BIC Cristal Xtra Bold Ballpoint Stick Pen, Black Ink
Stabilo-All Pencils in black, white & red
1 or 2 favorite stamps (foam stamps work best) and stencils
Collage bits (possible ideas: book text, washi tapes, maps, fabric scraps junk mail, etc)
Favorite paint brushes
A couple fun objects of art destruction, lol (possible ideas: palette knife, brayer, old gift card, catalyst wedge or tools, scrapers, etc)
Painters tape or masking tape
Matte medium or adhesive
Brush bucket for water
Baby wipes
Paper towels 


Libby Williamson
9:00 - 4:30
Friday March 18

Wonky Sisters


$ 170  

 

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

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


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

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

Student Supplies: Sewing scissors and a smile.
 


Gwen Lafleur
9:00 - 4:30
Friday March 18

Stitches + Glue - Mixed Media with Fabric & Paper


$ 170  

 

I love fabric and thread just as much as I love paper and glue. So why not combine the two? In this full-day workshop we’ll explore a variety of techniques for using both paper and fabric as we stitch and stick our way to a textured and layered mixed media collage.
We’ll combine paints with rubber stamps, paper, and fabric to make our background, learn a fun and easy technique for using stencils to create a layered focal point combining fabric and paint, and finish with final accents and optional stitches.
(If sewing isn’t your thing you can “stick” with glue. And if you do sew, the stitches can be as basic or fancy as you’d like and you can do a little or a lot – it’s all up to you.)
 

Material Fee $10 paid to teacher at beginning of class includes:

• 3 colors of size 8 DMC pearl cotton thread (5 yards per color)
• Gold metallic thread (3 yards)
• 2 Sewing needles – 1 Sharp and one Tapestry
• 1” Chip brush for painting
• Matte medium
• Fabric Glue
• A selection of papers, fabrics, and embellishments to share

Teacher will also provide:
• Use of shared stencils and stamps
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Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

• Canvas or birch panel (I recommend something without give - no stretched canvas) – between 8” x 10” and 9” x 12” is best.
• 3 colors of coordinating paint (ie, beige, brown, and caramel) plus a few contrasting colors (I like PaperArtsy Fresco Finish paints, but you can use whatever you’d like. If you’re using an artist-grade paint like Golden, I recommend that you gesso your substrate prior to class.)
• Scissors (and fabric scissors if you keep them separate.)
• Permanent ink pads in black and brown (I use StazOn and Archival Ink.)
• A variety of fabrics and collage papers in a color palette that works with your paints.
• Baby wipes and / or paper towels

Optional Supplies:
• A selection of embellishments for both collage layers and to embellishing (ie skeleton leaves, washi tape, real leaves and dried flowers, small stones, metal pieces, etc…)
• Additional needles and /or varied colors and weights of thread if you have favorites in your own stash (I like pearl cotton thread (usually size 8,) metallic threads, and stranded embroidery floss.)

 


Lori Siebert
9:00 - 4:30
Friday March 18

Artful Junk Birds


$ 170  

 

Each student will take their stash of fabrics, vintage finds and every day materials and upcycle them into a one of a kind assemblage bird. 


Materials Fee $20 paid at beginning of class includes:

For making the basic bird…
Original Sculpey Clay
Galvanized tin flashing
Two nails for legs
Two brads for eyes
E-6000 glue.
 
Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

These choices for embellishing the bird listed below will give each bird a look authentic to each creator

Options for the base tail feathers:

popsicle sticks
toothpicks
old ruler
old paintbrushes
wooden clothes pin
wooden skewers (the Dollar Store is a good place to shop!)


Options for the bird bases:

decorative tins
cigar boxes
ceramic rice bowls
tea cups
old spools
drift wood
nests
wooden bird houses
ceramic or resin balls


Options for embellishments:

ribbons
cording or fibers
vintage ephemera from books,etc…
old jewelry
fabrics
embroidery
embroidery thread
buttons
silk or paper flowers
rhinestones
dried flowers
paper clips
toothpicks
craft paints… colors of your choice

Additional materials that instructor will provide:

Liquitex Matte Gel medium
sponge brushes
For ease of holding the bird:
Irwin Quick Grip clamps ( small or med. size)
paint brushes
craft glue(an option for gluing fabric and fibers) Plastic gloves
Wire cutters
Scissors


 


Fri/Sat March 18-19

Lorri Scott
9:00 - 4:30
Fri/Sat March 18-19

A Dyer's Sample Record Book


$ 340  

 

Once I started botanical dye printing I realized the possibilities are endless and I wanted to have some sort of documentation of the results. I decided to create a sample book that seems to keep evolving just as the experimentation of dyeing does. In class I will share with you the process of creating your own dye sample book. Not only is it educational but it is also a work of art.

We will experiment with a variety of botanicals (i.e eucalyptus, roses, onion skins) and rusted items using different mordants (i.e. tannin, iron, copper, soy, alum) and different types of fabrics, ribbon, vintage linens, and even some papers.

Day 1: Besides botanical and rust dyeing using a bundle and steam technique, we will experiment using natural dyes, color washes with pigment dyes, mark making using iron water or soy and discovering the difference in color after using different mordant methods. All of these fabrics and paper experimental pieces will be added and recorded in the sample book we create.

Day 2: After the fabrics are dyed, washed and dried we will use them to create a cloth book cover by ironing and sewing the fabrics to a ready cut Tintex interfacing. The book pages will be ready to join together and insert in the book with simple sewing and/or glue. One side of book page will be fabric to sew or pin our samples on, the other side will be brown kraft type paper to write our information on. You will also be given written dye recipes and “how to” instructions to add in the book.

You must be prepared to smell the heady aroma of eucalyptus and onion skins steaming and be open to the surprise transformation of the dye process. You can’t plan what will happen but that’s part of why this process is so intriguing to me and now there will be a sample record book for you to refer to.

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

Fabrics to dye print
Fusible stabilizer for book cover
Printed title and other words on fabric
Paper and interfacing for pagesSupplies You Need to Bring to Class:

Protective apron and gloves if you want other than disposable ones I provide
Scissors for paper and fabric
Small tube of quick dry tacky glue
Writing pens of your choice for notes.

Optional: The paper you get with kit will be brown kraft, if you want something different you will need to bring it.

If you have questions feel free to contact me.

lasfibers@yahoo.com
http://www.lasfibers.blogspot.com
 


Saturday March 19

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

Keep on Rolling


$ 170  

 

You know how when something moves unexpectedly, it catches your eye, right?
How about if your jewelry does that eye-catching movement? You will gain insight to a fun way to add kinetic motion to your jewelry in ‘Keep on Rolling’!
 I will show you the basic concept and the rest is up to your imagination and engineering skills.
Students should be comfortable with basic metalsmith work, measuring, sawing and soldering.
  

Materials Fee $50 paid at beginning of class includes:

sterling silver sheet for one pendant, sterling silver wire and jump rings, several stainless steel balls for project, solder, torch fuel, use of additional equipment needed to complete the project additional silver will be available for purchase if wanted/needed.

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

basic jewelry tools, round, chain nose and flat nose pliers, flush cut wire cutters, calipers (digital are best), portable bench pin, jewelers saw with a 2/0 to 4/0 blade (bring extras for breakage), butane torch (I will supply fuel if you need), flies with #2 cut and #4 cut., safety glasses.
Nice but not necessary, extra lighting, optivisor or vision help if needed, apron
 


Trish McKinney
9:00 - 4:30
Saturday March 19

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


$ 170  

 

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

Check the link for a You Tube video of the class

 Supplies to bring to class: 

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

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

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


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

Make it Mixed Media


$ 170  

 

In my mixed media art I like to say that, I start with a broom and end with a needle, meaning I start really big and free and end with small meaningful details. We will spend the day painting, drawing, collaging and print-making on a variety of substrates, such as paper, copies, mag pages, folders, fabric scraps, painters canvas and more to create your mixed media stash.We will create pieces that are layered with scribbles, mark-making, stencils, stamping and lots of other fun tools.We will also be exploring color, texture and pattern. Additionally you will make your own stamps, stencils and collagraph plates to create your own unique pieces. The pieces that you make can be used is a variety of mixed media art works, such as collage, book-making and multi-media painting. You will walk away with a stack of pieces that can be used later, I call this my art stash. I will be brining lots of stencils and stamps to play with but if you have your favorites you can bring those to play with. 

Materials Fee $20 paid at beginning of class includes:

Canvas and fabric pieces
Paper, B & W copies, folders & other material to paint on
Gesso and matt medium
Material to make stamps, stencils and rubbing plates
Roller brush and sponges
Printed instructions

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Scissors
UHU Glue stick
Acrylic paint: no heavy body, whatever colors you like, I would recommend at least the primary colors of primary Yellow, Magenta and Cyan (or turquoise) and Black and white.
Big and small paint brush or two, inexpensive brushes work the best for this class
Pencil and favorite drawing tools: I use crayola crayons, china markers and POSCA pens, sharpies etc.
A brayer, to flatten down the collaged layers.
Blow dryer
Water Container, paper towels or a rag
Pad of 80lb weight drawing paper, any size you want.

Optional:
Apron & gloves
light and extension cord
Journal for note taking
Exacto knife
Ruler

 



 


Libby Williamson
9:00 - 4:30
Saturday March 19

Tea Bag Revival


$ 170  

 

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

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

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

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

Students should bring

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


Jacqueline Sullivan
9:00 - 4:30
Saturday March 19

Abstracted Landscape


$ 170  

 

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

Materials Fee $15 paid at beginning of class includes:

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

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

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


Nicole Austin
9:00 - 4:30
Saturday March 19

Frankenbook


$ 170  

 

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!
 


Pam Johnson
9:00 - 4:30
Saturday March 19

Painting Loose Women


$ 170  

 

Painting Loose Women is a fun and flirty class that showcases the female figure with watercolor paint and mixed-media elements. Great for the beginner as well as the more seasoned art maker.

Students will be guided step by step how to use transfer paper to draw and trace from photo references provided for in this class onto watercolor paper. This technique is a gamer changer for the student who does not draw!
With a focus on the female figure, students will be shown how to paint in a loose and free style with watercolor paint followed by embellishing the art with a variety of mixed-media techniques. Students will have adequate time to practice as well as create two unique loose women watercolor paintings. This is a fun process that indulges our creative inner vixen to come out and play !

Materials Fee $20 paid at beginning of class includes:

Transfer Graphite Paper
Watercolor paint and palette
Watercolor brush
Spray Bottle
Photo References to choose from
Shared rubber stamps, stencils, gel pens and art crayons
 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

9x12 Watercolor Paper, 140# COLDPRESS
Pencil
Black Fine Point Ink Pen


Sat/Sat Eve March 19

Erin Keck
9:00 - 4:30 & 6:30 - 9:30
Sat/Sat Eve March 19

Journal of Steampunk


$ 265  

 

Are you a fan of Steampunk? Do you want to create a BIG, Beautiful work of art that will also be able to hold all of your creative dreams? Then you do not want to miss this workshop. Choose from a large assortment of supplied Steampunk Motifs to design and create your personalized journal. You will discover techniques to create a worn and aged patina effect on a wooden surface. Deco Art will be supplying everything to achieve our cool old rusty effects. We will also cover layering and building dimension. Leave this class with a finished large 8” X 10” Journal, plus a wealth of knowledge to use in your future creations.
In the morning will be creating the journal. During the evening session we will work on creating unique Steampunky pages for the journal.
 

Materials Fee $35 paid at beginning of class includes:

ALL SUPPLIES ARE PROVIDED.
Just bring an apron because creative fun can be messy!
 

Students please bring:

 a small jewelers tool kit with mini flat screwdriver


Clarissa Callesen
9:00 - 4:30 & 6:30 - 9:30
Sat/Sat Eve March 19

A Masterpiece of Markmaking


$ 265  

 

You are invited with me to learn how to use the building blocks of mark making to create a completed work of art rich with the texture and movement of mark making.
The making of marks is the fundamental building block of all artwork from the first handprints on cave walls to the strokes of paint that created Van Gogh’s Starry Night. Mark making is the beginning exploration in a work of art all the way through to the last finishing touches.

You will be exploring a WIDE range of techniques for making marks. Some familiar and some unconventional. Besides the usual materials for marks, you will explore using stitches, collage, staplers, and solder irons as nontraditional methods for making marks. Mark making is a great tool for exploring basic concepts of composition. Mark making is fundamental to 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.

 Materials Fee $20 paid at beginning of class includes:

• Stabilo pencils
• Charcoal
• Copy paper
• Watercolor pens
• Watercolor pencils
• Vintage book pages
• A huge assortment of mark making tools
• Feather quills
• Inspirational images
• Paint brushes
• Rulers
• Needles and thread
• Colored ink and acrylic paint
• Staplers and staples
• Soldering irons
 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

• A pad of mixed media paper
• An assortment of different papers to use for experimentation. Such as: rice paper, collage paper, specialty paper, colored paper, wrapping paper, anything that inspires you.
• A small bottle of black India ink.
• Matte Gel Medium for collage
• An assortment of mark making tools that you already own: pencils, pens, pastels, paint, watercolor pencils,
etc.
P.S. No stressing allowed, it is about the creative process, not the specific supplies. Please email if you have any questions. info@clarissacallesen.com 


Sat Eve March 19

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

Fabulous 50’s Florals


$ 95  

 

Celebrating Female Textile Designers from the 50’s and 60’s! See where these simple shapes and colors originated and hear about the lives and inspiring histories of Vera Neumann, Lucienne Day and Jacqueline Groag to name a few... I’ll show you some of their work and demonstrate techniques for creating your own mixed media collage pieces

Feel free to email with questions Susan.Rossiter@yahoo.com

Materials Fee $25 paid to instructor at beginning of class includes:
Fabulous Collage Pack featuring handmade papers with a 50’s and 60’s color palette, Artist grade 140lb watercolor paper substrates, QoR watercolor sample and use of GOLDEN Acrylic Colors 

Supplies Needed to bring for Class:
• Scissors, small fussy scissors
• Small circle, oval punches or hole punch if you have them. I’m using 1 ½” and smaller & we can share
• GOLDEN Soft Gel Matte or Matte Medium/Fluid Matte Medium
• Small brush or palette knife for Gel/Medium
• Paper towels or rag, water container, your paint brush set
• Optional- any collage papers or paints you already have and would like to bring
 


LeBrie Rich
6:30 - 9:30
Sat Eve March 19

Serene Seals


$ 95  

 

Learn to felt a serene seal that will fit in the palm of your hand. We’ll be felting with Japanese felting kits, but fear the kanji! LeBrie will guide you through every step of the process. At the end of the class you’ll have a new seal friend and helpful information about how to approach Japanese felting kits on your own (the designs are so cute!).

This is a great class if you’ve been wanting to learn about felted animals.

Materials Fee $15 paid at beginning of class includes:

everything that you need

 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

none


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

Green Stamps


$ 95  

 

These fabric stamps are truly ‘green’ as they are made from recycled Styrofoam that would otherwise end up in a landfill. They are inexpensive, easy to make, and give results that look as beautiful as more elaborate carved rubber or wood stamps – without the carving. There is no carving involved, if you can trace a design, you can make these stamps. Once made, the stamps can be used on fabric or paper. Wear old clothes in case you get paint on them, textile and acrylic paints are permanent. Please be courteous to others by arriving for class with the correct supplies. Contact me at 503-631-8806 or helene.m.knott@gmail.com if you have any questions. 

Materials Fee $15 paid at beginning of class includes:

Foam for stamps, use of instructor’s paints, foam cube daubers, plastic
palette, tracing paper, and a couple of pieces of fabric

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Ball point pen: This will be used both for tracing the pattern onto the foam and also to ‘carve’ it.
 Drawing pencil and a good eraser
 Utility scissors: These will be used to cut out the finished stamp after it has been carved
 Masking Tape: 1” – 2” wide.
 Fabrics: The kit will include a couple of pieces of fabric to stamp; you may bring additional fabrics if you wish. It need not be 100% cotton, even exotic materials -silk, leather or suedecloth, are fun to play with. I recommend the pieces be large enough (9” x 12” or slightly larger) that you could turn the entire piece into a small Art Quilt if you so choose. For the clearest prints a smooth surfaced fabric (like Batik) is best. You could also bring a scarf or T-Shirt to stamp on.
Cushioned stamping board * (see note below)
Plastic gloves: optional but will help keep paint off your fingers.
Brown paper or plastic ‘grocery’ bag: personal trash bag for the paint covered paper towels.
 Design Sources: These can be designs you found on the internet or from an artist/craftsman source book like Dover clip art books. For manageable stamps look for designs that are simple in outline shape (line-work designs inside the outer shape are fine), primitive and tribal designs are great for this or you can go for abstract. Keep the overall stamp design between 2”-3”. I will have some source books you can trace designs from. 

NOTE*: To get good clear impressions from your stamps, you need a lightly padded board with a smooth surface, similar to a padded ironing board. We will NOT use the venue’s ironing board for this. You can make one by wrapping a piece of thin cotton batting over a piece of cardboard/foam core board (or an old discarded cutting mat) then wrapping a piece of smooth muslin over that; the ideal surface is something firm with a very thin padding that isn’t too puffy. Alternatively, you could use a folded old
pillowcase. Use something you don’t mind ruining as it will get paint on it. I will have some padded boards students can use but will need them returned at the end of the class. 


Jacqueline Sullivan
6:30 - 9:30
Sat Eve March 19

Raku Painting


$ 95  

 

Raku is a Japanese form of pottery that often results in a coppery metallic finish with blue, green and purple highlights. In this class Jacqueline will use her experience as a Golden Artist Educator to guide you in working with aluminum foil and other metallic media to form these glistening little paintings. These little paintings are like jewels that resemble the colors of the ancient art of Raku and it’s colorful metallic finish.

Materials Fee $15 paid at beginning of class includes:

 all paints and mediums.
Texturizing tools to share.
Metallic foils and tapes.

 
Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

 Small stretch canvas or canvas board ) 8” x 10” or so
1” flat paint brush suitable for acrylics
Water container for rinsing brushes
Styrofoam plate for palette
Paper Towels
 


Nicole Austin
6:30 - 9:30
Sat Eve March 19

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. 


Sat Eve/Sun Eve March 19-20

Angela McIntyre
6:30 - 9:30
Sat Eve/Sun Eve March 19-20

Quilt Paint Embellish - Painted Feather Quilt


$ 170  

 

Learn to make a painted whole cloth quilt - this is not a panel or an applique, it is one solid piece of white fabric that has been painted with textile paints. Simple step-by-step methods will take you through preparing fabric and marking a design on white fabric. Use free motion quilting to stitch the design out and explore the exciting addition of acrylic textile paints to color in your quilted design. Students will review appropriate brushes, tools, and pens, and how to use them in their projects to paint, blend, and highlight the quilted motif plus mastering the ability to paint a background with no paint bleed.

Students can gather up their own supplies if they wish. You will need all the supplies on both lists. Please review where to find all the supplies after the kit contents and supply list

Optional Kit  Fee $40 paid at beginning of class includes:

? Fabric Paint Brush - stiff smooth bristles
? Foam Brush 1”
? Jacquard Textile Colors - exciter pack
? Jacquard Textile Colors - Colorless Extender #100 (2.25oz)
? Solid white fabric - prepared for dying/painting
? Faber-Castell Pitt Artist Pen #199F (Black - Fine Nib)
? Faber-Castell Pitt Artist Pen White - Bullet Nib
? Dritz Mark-B-Gone fine point fabric marking pen (water soluble ink)

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

? Low loft polyester batting - ½ yd
? Backing fabric ½ yd
? White machine quilting thread
? Machine Quilting needles: 90/14
? Quilters bent safety pins (size is your preference)
? Bobbins filled with quilting thread to match your back in the same weight/type as your white quilting thread (OR - simply fill with white quilting thread)
? Blue painters tape 1” width

Optional:
? Heat Bond Crystals - Angela will demonstrate the use of these crystals and how to apply them easily with no fuss.

Where to find your supplies for the class kit: If you wish to find your own supplies that make up the kit, by all means do so. You can customize it, use coupons and discount codes or find stuff on sale. Here I have listed the most likely places (or as in the fabric paint brush, the only place I have found them) to find the supplies.

Mill End Store
? White cotton fabric - kona cotton or other good quality high thread count solid white 100% Cotton fabric
? Polyester batting by the yard - lowest loft.
? Backing fabric
? Dritz fabric marking pen

Blick art supply store (Local stores or dickblick.com online)
? Jacquard Textile Colors paints
? Faber-Castell Pitt Artist Pens

Dharmatrading.com
? Jacquard Textile colors (Exciter pack, and colorless extender 2.5oz)
? Richeson Silk Painting brush flat ¼”
? White Cotton Fabric - Pimatex Cotton PFD is excellent as is the Kona Cotton PFD


 


Sat Eve/Sun March 19-20

Carol Nelson
6:30 - 9:30 & 9:00 - 4:30
Sat Eve/Sun March 19-20

Geologic Abstracts


$ 265  

 

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.


 

  

 

 

 




 


   


Sat/Sun March 19-20

Donna Watson
9:00 - 4:30
Sat/Sun March 19-20

Nature’s Offerings + Collage


$ 340  

 

There is a way that nature speaks to us when we take a moment to be quiet, in stillness, to listen. We draw inspiration from our surroundings, when we observe the patterns, textures, marks and layers that occur naturally around us. When one collects, forages and gathers nature and objects from their environment, they gather the history of the place and a connection to it. Whether they find a leaf, a feather, a flower, fern frond, lichen… one can abstract the essence of the place to create something new. We will bring nature inside. Using mono print on a gelli plate, and pressed flowers, leaves, feathers etc…everyone will create nature prints on paper. Through the process of layering paint on collage papers we will replicate the patterns, textures and marks found in nature using found objects from outside on the first day. On the second day, simple elements and principles of design will be introduced along with personal ex-pression and content. Participants will use their hand painted papers to create collages. Everyone will learn how to connect their personal narra-tive to their external surroundings and find out more about themselves along the way.

“I believe that there is a strong connection between nature and one’s self… our identity is tied to our sense of place.” Donna Watson

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Paint: acrylics- soft body OR open acrylics (a slower drying acrylic)
           black, white and 4+ colors of your choice
Brushes: a cheap flat brush for gluing (if using Matte medium)
Matte medium: small jar Acrylic Matte Medium for gluing or glue sticks
Spray bottle: One filled with water
Brayer: Two 2” or 3” rubber brayers (soft if best- not sponge)
Gelli plate 8”x10”
White plastic trash bags 1-2 for drying papers
Water container
Palette: can be paper palette or paper plates
paper towels
gloves: rubber disposable ones
Scissors
Plant materials: leaves, flowers (pressed is best), fern fronds, moss, lichen, roots, feathers, grasses, flat objects from nature

Paper: white or off white (natural) papers for printing: suggestions:
Rives BFK, Arches cover paper, Mohawk Fine papers, Mulberry Papers,
Korean Hanji Papers. Sources: www.thepapermill.com www.mulberrypaperandmore.com www.hiromipaper.com

OR Paper packets will be available for $15.00

Surfaces for collage: suggestions: canvas, wood support, watercolor paper, illustration board, journal pages (if using paper or journal pages then a glue stick is recommended). 8”x8”, or 10”x10” or 8”x10”. Bring
4-6 of these for collages. recommended to paint wood or canvas supports with white gesso before the workshop

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


Sunday March 20

Erin Keck
9:00 - 4:30
Sunday March 20

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.
a small jewelers tool kit with mini flat screwdriver
Dust masks and protective eyewear will be available for purchase also. 


Trish McKinney
9:00 - 4:30
Sunday March 20

Metamorphosis


$ 170  

 

Metamorphosis is the process of transformation – a transition from one form into another – a dramatic evolving of something from a simple to a more complex form. As an artist, it is a goal to always be striving for the next level of understanding and to
continually evolve. This workshop will intertwine bold  layers of color, dynamic shapes, and rhythmic patterns to create an emotional connection, a new way of looking at a subject, and a new way of painting. Students will learn powerful design concepts, color
value, the importance of color play, and strong composition. This will all combine to transform each student’s ideas about design, color and composition! To see paintings created with this technique, visit the artist’s webpage for her Metamorphosis Collection -
www.trishmckinney.com/metamorphosis - these paintings tell the story about her own daughter’s transformation. 

Materials Fee $20 paid at beginning of class includes:

Everything needed to take this class – 12x12 Ampersand panel, reference materials, GOLDEN fluid acrylic paints, gesso, matte medium, brushes, stencils, handouts, (& more!) 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

water container, & paper towels, & favorite brushes


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

Ordinary to Extraordinary


$ 170  

 

Creative people love to surround themselves and draw inspiration from our stash of treasures and sometimes “Our Treasures” are simple recycled materials. Inspiration for this book comes from my collection of small recycled boxes and packaging I could not stand to throw away. Using recycled materials you will transform the ordinary into something extraordinary and unique to your personal expression. Additionally you can utilize other collage materials and ephemera you may have in your stash.

First we will prepare the boxes for mixed media layering process that will become the cover and pages of your book. We will then use several mixed media techniques, painting, drawing, stenciling, stamps and more to create the layers and develop a color palette and theme for your artist book. We play around with the different sizes of pages that create another level of layering and bind the book in class. The book form will be completed in class and then you can continue adding to embellish at your own pace.
 
Materials Fee $20 paid at beginning of class includes:

Paper towels, palette and water container
Papers to paint on for collage fodder
Collage materials
Grommets
Printed instructions
Matt medium
Gesso
 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Small recycled boxes, like pasta, tea, rice boxes etc. You will probably need 6 to 10 boxes, you can flatten them out to bring to class but do not cut them apart yet.
Scissors
UHU Glue stick
6 strand Embroidery floss for hand sewing
Book binding thread
One large paper needle for binding
Bone folder and a small Awl
Acrylic paint: no heavy body, whatever color you like, you may consider a color palette that you want to choose to work in or decide on the day of class.
Big and small paint brush or two.
Your favorite collage materials, paper & fabric scraps, small envelopes, tags, photos, mag pictures, ephemera,etc. I also used some Tim Holtz photo strips and words and used personal photos.
Pencil and favorite drawing tools: I used crayola & Caran D'Ache crayons , china markers and POSCA pens, sharpies etc. (Don't go out and buy the Caran D’Ache crayons unless you think you might need them for another project, they are pricey)

Optional:
A few beads & charms to hang from the binding
A brayer, to flatten down the collaged layers.
Apron & gloves
Light blow dryer, light and extension cord
Journal for note taking
Exacto knife
 

Students can email me at padgettroxanne3@gmail.com



 


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

Retro Inspired


$ 170  

 

Many of my paintings are inspired by the colors, shapes and patterns of the 50’s through the 70’s. In this workshop, we’ll create at least one painting using some of my favorite :
• Retro Color, Composition, and Design
• Drawing and mark making with GOLDEN Fluid colors
• Strategic layering
• Scrubbing and glazing with Heavy Body and High Flow
• Using Fiber Paste for texture
• Anchoring your piece
• Achieving a distressed look in your art
 

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

• Retro Collage pack
• Fiber Paste
• Use of GOLDEN Fluids and fine liners
• Use of misc. painting and mark making tools
• Use of GOLDEN Heavy Body & High Flow Transparent colors
 

Supplies Needed to bring for Class:
• 2-3 substrates canvas or panel primed with gesso, any size (you can bring substrates with unloved paintings already on them)
• Your acrylic paint set, brush set
• Water container, rags or paper towels, palette paper or paper plate
• Soft Gel Matte or Fluid Matte Medium
• Optional- any collage papers you already have
• Scissors
If you have any questions send me an email: Susan.Rossiter@yahoo.com
 


 


Anni Schwabe
9:00 - 4:30
Sunday March 20

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


Lorri Scott
9:00 - 4:30
Sunday March 20

Homage to Rust and Leaves


$ 170  

 

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.

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


 


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

The Simplicity of Prongs


$ 170  

 

There are times that you find such a special stone that is beautiful on the front and back and sometimes even the sides! You don’t want to cover it up with a traditional silver bezel setting, or a piece that can not be set in a traditional setting, a prong setting is the answer! This class will introduce the versatility of prong setting a stone.
Students need to be comfortable using a torch and soldering
  

Materials Fee $50 paid at beginning of class includes:

Sterling silver wire and argentium wire 1 ft each in the appropriate size for student stones.
Fuel for student torches, solder, flux and use of associated equipment. Extra wire will be available for purchase if needed.

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Several stones to work with. Basic jewelry tools: Flush cutters, round nose, flat nose and chain nose pliers (smooth, no teeth). Butane torch (I will provide the fuel). Measuring device, ruler or calipers. Small steel block and towel or base to put under it (a Speedy Stamp carving block makes a nice base!) Chasing hammer, Small fine tip tweezers and heat resistant cross lock tweezers, files #2 cut or #4 cut. Safety glasses
Helpful but not necessary, vision support if needed, extra lighting, apron
 


Sun AM March 20

Nicole Austin
9:00 - 12:00
Sun AM March 20

Collage Paper Party!


$ 95  

 

Let’s get this collage paper party started! I’ll show you all my favorite materials and go-to techniques that I use to create bright, bold, luscious collage paper! These collage papers are PERFECT for use in your art journals, mixed media collage canvases, decoupage paper, and other mixed media projects. We’ll start with creative mark making using oil pastels and stamping found items into acrylic paint. I’ll show you the tricks for using the right colors to create contrast and the tips to avoid muddy colors. We’ll use spray inks and acrylic paint through stencils, and use rubbing plates and stamps to create beautiful resists. But we’re not done yet! We’ll also use the gelli plate to create gorgeous textures and patterns that we will also pile more fun layers onto! I’ll also show you some very simple techniques with my favorite of all time art supply: the paint pen! They truly add that finishing touch and really are the life of the party! In this class, we'll focus mainly on the process and learning a ton of techniques but we'll also have a little time at the end to play with our collage paper in our art journals!

Materials fee $20 paid directly to instructor at beginning of class includes:
Unique collage paper pack filled with my favorite vintage, recycled and patterned papers
*Use of shared materials: paint, paper, spray inks, brushes, sponges, mark-making tools, tissue & collage paper, gelli plate, rollers, stamps, inks, stencils, and more!

Supplies You Need to Bring to Class in addition to materials provided by instructor:
Bring your favorite journal for playing with our collage papers (I recommend the Strathmore or Canson brand with mixed media weight paper) 


Sun Eve March 20

Erin Keck
6:30 - 9:30
Sun Eve March 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 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 the prized treasures that you choose to keep inside of his box.
Finished Gnome Box measures 4” X 4”.
 

Materials Fee $20 paid at beginning of class includes:

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

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Students should bring apron and lap towel.


LeBrie Rich
6:30 - 9:30
Sun Eve March 20

Gorgeous Gourds


$ 95  

 

Felting Pumpkins with Wool

Learn to sculpt pumpkins with great curves! Pumpkin felting is crafting bliss. First we’ll use core wool to bulk up the shape, and then blend layers of colored fiber so that each pumpkin is unique. We’ll also felt the stems around wire for a twisted handle. You’ll learn what kinds of fiber and tools work best for felting in this class that offers tons of fundamental information for first time felters. Intermediate felters will also pick up lots of tips. The gourds will be our guide!

Materials Fee $10 paid at beginning of class includes:

everything that you need

 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

none


Helene Knott
6:30 - 9:30
Sun Eve March 20

Ice Dyed Vintage Lace & Thread


$ 95  

 

Interest in hand stitching and fiber art is rocketing. There are a number of options for purchasing hand dyed materials for your fiber art but it is fun and easy to dye your own. If you enjoy doing hand stitching (or know someone else who does) you owe it to yourself to try this.
Instructor will also have additional materials like new and vintage lace available for purchase.
Please be courteous to others by arriving for class with the correct supplies. Contact me at 503-631-8806 or helene.m.knott@gmail.com if you have any questions.
 

Materials fee $25 paid directly to instructor at beginning of class includes:
5 skeins of Pearl Cotton and/or 6 strand floss but you can bring additional skeins of white or cream colored thread in your choice of weights (3, 5, 8 0r 12). Commercial folded and 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. White or cream thread will take the dye colors more faithfully, but it can be a lot of fun to ‘over-dye’other colors of floss or thread colors as long as they are light colors. Other types of cotton thread – Sashiko thread and crochet or tatting thread can also be used. NOTE: if you bring additional thread you should also bring along some twist ties as they make the skeins easier to manage. 

 Sealable plastic bin : The dye needs to ‘cure’ for 24 hours or so in a plastic container that can be sealed for safe transport home (or your room) without sloshing or spilling the dye. This should be lined with kitchen sponges or 1” foam to keep the thread up out of the muddy pool of dye that will collect in the bottom of the container.
1” thick kitchen sponges or foam rubber: To keep the fabric out of the pool of melted dye that will collect in the bottom of your container; 1” thick kitchen sponges or foam rubber that will fit snuggly as a bottom layer in your container to keep your thread from marinating in this muddy residue. The sponges or foam may need to be trimmed and arranged to fit the container if necessary.  

Fiber reactive dye and soda ash presoaking solution : kit includes use of the instructor’s dyes and chemicals

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

Lace*: Cotton lace can also be dyed. This can be lace by the yard from a reel or vintage tatted or crocheted lace you find at a thrift store. Make sure it it cotton! Much of the new lace sold at fabric store is made from polyester which will not take the dye.
Cheesecloth/gauze*: If you are passionate about art quilting or fiber arts, cheesecloth can add wonderful textural effects to your work, cheesecloth is made from cotton and dyes beautifully.
Protective Gear: Gloves (latex or plastic) - 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.

NOTE* Instructor will have a limited selection of new and vintage lace and cheesecloth available for purchase in the class
 


Susan Schenk
6:30 - 9:30
Sun Eve March 20

Feather Collage


$ 95  

 

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

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

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

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


 


Carol Nelson
6:30 - 9:30
Sun Eve March 20

Building Your Stash


$ 95  

 

Is this you? Your studio is a mess and you are in a creative frenzy. You’re all sticky working a mixed media collage masterpiece. AT THIS MOMENT, you need a stash of mixed media papers READY TO GO. Having a stash of previously prepared materials encourages spontaneity in your process and allows the “what if” to happen.

Need inspiration? Sometimes, just going through your stash will get you started on a new project. The sizeable stash in my studio is in 3 containers according to color: warm, cool, and neutral palette.

Special demo: Alcohol 101. I see so many students who don’t know this simple, yet effective, technique.

Join me for a fun evening of making stuff for your stash. I will show you how to create/prepare Tyvek, multilayer monoprints, gloss medium squiggles, textured papers, cheesecloth paper, embossed aluminum foil, shaving cream paper, fiber paper, and more. You will receive instructional handouts for each unique paper you create.
 

Materials Fee $10 paid at beginning of class includes:

Materials supplied by instructor are Tyvek, red rosin paper, cheesecloth, Golden Fluid acrylic paints to share, texture materials, gesso, stencils, deli paper, embossing folders to share, etc.

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Canson 98 lb Mix Media paper, 7x10 inch tablet
 Golden Fluid Acrylic paints (or use the shared paints provided)
 Heavy duty Aluminum foil – a couple sheets, about 8x10, is enough
 Palette knife - 1 or 2 inch blade
  ¾ or 1 inch flat Brush - Nylon suitable for watercolor and acrylic
Paper towels
Can of men’s shaving cream (not gel)
Large 32 oz water container
Spray water bottle
Spray alcohol bottle
Foam plates – at least 10
 


Pam Johnson
6:30 - 9:30
Sun Eve March 20

Mixed-media Collage with Words 


$ 95  

 

Students are guided step by step to create a 9x12 mixed-media collage that showcases an inspirational word or quote. Students will be taught mixed-media collage techniques of layering between collage and acrylic paint with various methods of mixed-media to add interest. Words can be applied in a variety of ways including with printed quotes, rubber stamping or writing. Class materials will include a print sheet of words and quotes students may choose from that will have empowering words as well as a few sassy ones!
Students may of course bring their own prepared quote to collage into their artwork. This is a great opportunity to create a unique work of art that spotlights a word or quote that is meaningful for you or as a gift for someone in your life.
This is a beginner friendly class as well as useful for the seasoned art maker who wants to expand their skill set. All levels welcome !
 

Materials Fee $20 paid at beginning of class includes:

9x12 Flat Canvas Panel
Gel medium
Brush Applicator
Collage elements
Palette Knife
Spray Bottle
Pencil
White Gel Pen
Printed Words/Quotes
Acrylic Paint (shared)
Rubber stamps (shared)
Stencils and stencil spray (shared)
Art Crayons (shared)

 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Just bring You! All materials provided, except for scissors. If you prefer cutting pieces for collage, plan to bring a pair.


Sun/Mon March 20-21

Clarissa Callesen
9:00 - 4:30
Sun/Mon March 20-21

The Fine Art Gelli Print


$ 340  

 

The Gelli plate has most commonly been used to create collage papers. I want to invite you to rethink the Gelli plate as a road to a complete work of art.

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

I am going to share with you the unique techniques and esthetics that I bring to Gelli printing. Texture and grunge are at the base of all my work. I have spent many hours experimenting in order to recreate the look of peeling paint and ancient textures. Your first day will be exploring and experimenting with a huge range of techniques and getting a good foundation and materials to use in your final work of art.

On the second day, we will be exploring mark making, collage, and complete at least one work of art. You will learn easy techniques to register your plate and allow for multiple printing and layering. Encouraging and supporting creativity is at the base of my teaching. My job is to share techniques and then encourage and support your unique expression. 

Materials Fee $15 paid at beginning of class includes:

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

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

• 2 Gelli plates any size or shape

• A brayer

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

• A pad of mixed media paper

• Scissors

• Wet wipes

• A palette and water container

• Your favorite pens or pencils for mark making

• A roll of blue painter’s tape

 

Optional:

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


Jacqueline Sullivan
9:00 - 4:30
Sun/Mon March 20-21

Abstract Painting with Cold Wax


$ 340  

 

Come and explore a new medium! Wax has a long and esteemed history in art and writing. Wax tablets were used with writing as early as the 7th Centruy BC. Today, wax has evolved into a translucent medium that is mixed with Oil Paints. Cold wax can be worked into a textural surface as well as making an ideal surface for carving marks. It is also possible to encapsulate and suspend collage elements within this medium. Often used abstractly, carving patterns and making marks in the wax is used widely by the abstract artists who work with Oil Paint and Cold Wax medium.

In this class students will learn about building multiple layers with Cold Wax and Oil paints. The wax and paint will be brushed, smeared and spread into a pleasing composition of layered, translucent color. Once the layers are built, students can work back into them, making marks and patterns.

When layering paint, understanding color theory is very important, particularly with translucent paint. Students will spend some time mixing colors and see how far they can “Push” the paint colors that are provided.

The end result of this time spent emerged in wax and paint will be at several abstract paintings. Cold Wax Medium and oil paints are not entirely solvent free, but in today’s world, they have been distilled until they are almost fragrance free. No paint thinners or other irritants will be used in this class.

 

Materials Fee $30 paid at beginning of class includes:

all paints and mediums for this class
 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Gloves ( a must!)
Paper Towels (we use a lot!)
Princeton Catalyst Mini Blade Flat #1
Old Gift Cards or Hotel Keys
Scissors to cut gift cards
Stencils and/or punchinella or produce bags or other items to create textures
Small spray bottle
Palette Paper (must have for mixing colors)
Mark Making tools - color shapers, shish kabob sticks, etc.
Oil Pastels – inexpensive set
 


Angela McIntyre
9:00 - 4:30
Sun/Mon March 20-21

Fabric Collaged Art Journal


$ 340  

 

Students will create their very own Fabric Collage Art Journal by learning techniques using a sewing machine, acrylic paints, threads, and embellishments. The instructor will discuss different materials for the book spine such as cork, leather, and vinyl fabrics, and advise on how to use paints to change, add, or enhance colors to better coordinate with fabric collage choices. Students will learn a basic paper signature with pamphlet stitch to bind into the cover. Finally, learn simple techniques to dress up the binding and cover with colorful string, beads, and fiber accents. All students will have access to acrylic paint and awls, and receive a heavy weight canvas fabric base.

These optional kits are available to purchase from the instructor before class:

Base Kit: $12.00 - Bone Folder, Tapestry Needle Set, Binding Bead Needle, watercolor paper & sketch paper for signatures
Book Kit: $15.00 - Fabrics for collaging, spine fabric, accent fabrics (silk, organza), scrapbook paper for signature covers, fabric lining, binding string. I will have several themes and all are different.
Embellishment Kit: $9.00 - Decorative seed beads, beads for binding strings, Decorative yarn, focus beads, silamide beading thread. These will coordinate with the Book Kit themes
 

Supplies List - If you want to bring all your own supplies you will need:

? Fabrics for collaging - Small pieces equaling approx. ¼ yard
? Motif fabric - cotton
? This will be your main theme. It could be just a gorgeous print that encompasses the colors you want in your cover or something with focal motifs you want to include.
? Coordinates - cottons
? Smaller Focal Prints
? Blenders - tone on tone solid reading
? These do not have to be set coordinates within a fabric line, just fabrics that go well with your main print. They can match, coordinate, contrast, etc.
? Accent pieces
? Silks, sheer fabrics, cork, unusual pieces, even papers can be used here.
? Lining fabric - cotton - Fat Quarter or ? yard.
? Used for the inside of your cover, it should be a coordinate or can also be more of your focal print.
? Spine Material *optional* - Cork, burlap, faux leather, etc. or just an accent fabric from your collection.
? Paper - 9x12 art paper loose or pad - NOT spiral bound.
? Choose a type of paper that will work for what the journal will be used for. Canson XL has really great 9x12 pads in the following. Any brand in any type of paper will work so long as it is a glue bound pad and not a spiral bound pad. You can choose more than one and have a variety of papers to use if you like, but you will only need one pad for class. Most of these pads are 30 pages.
? Watercolor - art journaling with mixed media and watercolors
? Bristol - Color Pencils, pencil and pen drawing
? Sketch - pencil drawing, writing
? Marker - felt art markers
? Tapestry or Ribbon Embroidery Needles
? Eye should be big enough for large binding strings
? Bone Folder - To crease the papers
? Binding String - I tend to use size 3 pearl cotton. You can use two strands of size 5 or 8 if desired, waxed linen, book binding thread, hemp, etc. This should be a heavy strong string.

All students need to bring the following regardless of purchasing a kit:

? Fusible Web - suggested: Steam A Seam II
? Thread - good quality thread for construction.
? Supplies list below OR Kits below. If you do not buy the kit, you will need the items listed, embellishments and embellishment kits are optional.
 

Optional items you can bring and use

? Beads, embellishments, yarns, buttons, etc.
? Stabilo All pencil or Inktense Pencil in black, dark grey, indigo, dark brown, or other darker color to accent your fabrics.
? Steam a Seam ¼” fusible tape (for holding down small bits of fabric to stitch)
? Washi Tape ¾” or wider to reinforce the folded edge of the signatures.
? Scrapbook Papers, stencils, stamps and pads,


 

supplies content here


Mon March 21

Anni Schwabe
9:00 - 4:30
Mon March 21

Earth Scape Mobile


$ 170  

 

This fairly simple process truly ends up a fine, self-standing art sculpture. We will begin by creating individual leaves by manipulating black wire with pliers. We will be hammering each leaf flat to prepare for the next step.

We will be covering each leaf with beautiful, naturally hued tea bags. Art-marking: the tea bags lend themselves beautifully to marking with burn holes, if desired. The arms will be formed, attached, and balanced to its rock base. This wire may rust in spots, which I believe adds to the Earthen aspect of these pieces.

I will do a full, precise demo of each stage of the process. At end of class, we will all take home two stunning art pieces.

Materials Fee $15 paid at beginning of class includes:

All the wire - 2 gauges of black steel, tea bags, wire cutters, incense sticks for burning, hammering surfaces. I will supply rock bases harvested from the shores of Lake Michigan, and extra of everything.

 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Pliers - needle nose, flat nose, a medium size hammer, tacky glue or heavy body gel medium
Optional: wire cutters, paper towels, apron, baby wipes, gloves

 

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


Lorri Scott
9:00 - 4:30
Mon March 21

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


Erin Keck
9:00 - 4:30
Mon March 21

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.  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.


Trish McKinney
9:00 - 4:30
Mon March 21

On Your Mark - Get Set!


$ 170  

 

Making your mark on the world & leaving your footprints behind for the next generations – that is the definition of legacy. What is this mark? It is your unique way of putting your pencil to paper – much like your signature. It does not need to be pretty or perfect, but it needs to be authentic. In this class we will explore authentic and unique ways to make your mark - through handwriting, line-work, & masks.
Students will begin by writing or collaging words - create a painting & then develop layers of fun with stencils. This process transforms traditional painting into WOW!
Mixing experimental, free-form calligraphic techniques and abstract line-work with traditional painting – what could be more fun?! So be ready to start your Creative Engines - on your mark, get set…have FUN!!!
  

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

everything needed to take this class – 12x12 Ampersand panel, fine art paper, words to collage, & more!

Trish will provide reference materials, GOLDEN paints, gesso, matte medium, brushes, stencils, stamps, (& more!)
 

Supplies Needed to bring to class:

scissors, wax paper, water container, & paper towels
 

Optional Supplies To Bring:
  Any favorite mark-making tools – ie, pens, pencils, etc…, a favorite quote or words to transcribe into the background


 


Helene Knott
9:00 - 4:30
Mon March 21

Hand Stitched Transitions


$ 170  

 

This project employs Slow-Stiching; the process of hand stitching in a meditative freestyle approach. In this project, you will select a series of fabrics that will be stitched to a foundation in a progressive sequence. The sample shown, represents the
tide line of a beach as seen from above. You can choose a representational theme or
choose a simple sequence of transitioning colors, values or texture. The instructor will have a variety of fabric strips to purchase as an addition to your own selections or you can purchase an optional kit with a sea theme like the sample. Please be courteous to others by arriving for class with the correct supplies.
Contact me at 503-631-8806 or helene.m.knott@gmail.com if you have any
questions 

Optional Materials Fee $25 paid at beginning of class includes:

foundation fabric, transitional fabric strips, embroidery thread, Crewel needle,
and sea shells. Note: fabrics may vary from those shown in sample. 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

A piece of ‘stable’ base fabric approximately 5” x 18”: This can really be anything from a quilter’s weight cotton to a piece of denim, canvas, upholstery weight fabric, or burlap (keep in mind that denim or upholstery weight fabric will be a little harder to stitch through). You may turn and hem the edges if you wish or leave them rough (this is particularly attractive with canvas or denim if you wash and dry the raw edged piece as this will ‘fluff out the edges). If the base fabric is lightweight and flimsy add a little body with a piece of Form-Flex or other fusible stabilizer ironed onto the backside.
 A selection of fabric scraps in strips and squares in various sizes: These can range from 2” squares to longer narrow strips. They can be in strips, squares, or odd shapes if you prefer. You can stick to quilter’s weight cotton if you wish or explore other fibers and types of fabric – homespun, linen, denim, silk even wool if you wish. These will be used as ‘patches’ on your base fabric.
Thread or floss for hand sewing: Pearl cotton, six-strand floss, buttonhole twist, Sashiko thread I’ve even seen threads that were pulled from fabric utilized in Slow-Stich projects. The colors should coordinate with your fabrics but with contrast if you want your stitched visible as part of the design.
Hand sewing needles: Crewel embroidery needles in a range of sizes are recommended as the choice of needle may vary depending on the fabrics chosen. Basically, you needs to have an eye that will accommodate the thickness of the thread or floss yet still pull through the fabrics.
Needle ‘grabber’ (optional): This is a little rubber disk that gives better traction when pulling a needle through bulky or heavy materials. Depending on the fabrics and threads you choose, you might find this very helpful to pull a stubborn needle through.
Scissors: for cutting threads, trimming fabric etc.
Embellishments (optional): these can be buttons, beads, drilled gemstones, sea shells, bits of jewelry or other ‘found’ objects.
 Strong polyester or beading thread: Beading thread like Nymo or Silamide would be the best choice for attaching embellishments with sharp edges like bugle beads but a strong polyester button and carpet thread would be suitable for most other objects. NOTE: if you have beads with small holes like seed beads, you will need a
slender needle capable of going through the beads with the appropriate thread.
 Rotary cutter, 6” square cutting ruler and small mat: You can trim the scraps to the shape and size you want with scissors but you could also use a rotary cutter to trim the patches if needed.
 Small embroidery or craft scissors
A thimble (optional): Some stitchers prefer a thimble for hand sewing, others do not – it’s a personal choice.
 


Susan Schenk
9:00 - 4:30
Mon March 21

Landscapes, Buildings and Architecture Collages


$ 170  

 

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

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

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


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

Beautiful Bangles 102!


$ 170  

 

If you joined me last year you know the fun we had creating bangle bracelets and then embellishing them! If you didn’t join us, guess what….you get another chance to join the fun!
Students will learn how to figure what length they need, how to do a clean solder joint and then have fun making it their own by adding fun embellishment. This year we will take it a bit further with more involved additions, double wire designs and new forms and shapes.
Students should know soldering
  

Materials Fee $50 paid at beginning of class includes:

Assorted silver wires for several bracelets. Small assortment of embellishments, solder, flux, use of tools and equipment to complete project. Extra wire will be available for purchase

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

small steel block and towel or base to put under it (a Speedy Stamp carving block makes a nice base!) Chasing hammer. Small fine tip tweezers and heat resistant cross lock tweezers. File #2 cut or #4 cut. Safety glasses Basic jewelry tools: Flush cutters, round nose, flat nose and chain nose pliers (smooth, no teeth). Butane torch (I will provide the fuel). Measuring device, ruler or calipers. Rawhide or rubber hammer, texturing hammer is nice but not necessary.
 


Roxanne Padgett
9:00 - 4:30
Mon March 21

A Travelers Journal


$ 170  

 

I love the variety of ways that a travelers journal can be utilized, list making, drawing,art journaling and all in a cool and practical package. This version is made from a piece of primed painters canvas that we will be painting in the morning using mixed media techniques, stenciling, stamping and free-hand painting. Additionally we will be painting on heavy paper to create covers and papers for the single signatures note books that will fit into the journal. Additionally there are pockets and and elastic binding to be able to use to refill your Midori style journal with notebooks as you use them up.
I will bringing lots of stencils, stamps, and mark-making tools to play with but if you have your favorites you can bring those to use.

 

Materials Fee $25 paid at beginning of class includes:

Primed Canvas
Pre-cut paper for the cover and the pages for 4 single signatures notebooks
Grommets
Elastic
B & W copies, folders & other materials to paint on
Printed instructions
 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Scissors
UHU Glue stick
Acrylic paint: no heavy body, whatever colors you like, I would recommend at least the primary colors of primary Yellow, Magenta and Cyan (or turquoise) and Black and white.
Big and small paint brush or two, inexpensive brushes work the best for this class
Pencil and favorite drawing tools: I use crayola & Caran D'Ache crayons , china markers and POSCA pens, sharpies etc. (Don't go out and buy the Caran D’Ache crayons unless you think you might need them for another project, they are pricey)
Stencil brush or white cosmetic sponges
Bone folder
Ruler
Fabric fusion fabric tack or a sewing machine. I will bring one machine to share, there is not a lot of sewing.
Large button for a closure
Book-binding thread and book binding needle
A piece of heavy height fabric to use as a decorative edge for the ends of the journal.
Blow dryer
Water Container, paper towels or a rag
 

Optional:
Apron & gloves
light and extension cord
Journal for note taking

 



 


Jesse Reno
9:00 - 4:30
Mon March 21

Ancient Faces - Experimental Painting


$ 170  

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

https://youtu.be/3stwcQrO8ts

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

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

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

Supplies Needed to Bring to Classs

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

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


Mon AM - March 21

Carol Nelson
9:00 - 12:00
Mon AM - March 21

Miniature Gems


$ 95  

 

Carol will show you her secret method of making these unique mini abstracts, which look amazing in groups of 3 or more. They also make great gifts for the person with no remaining wall space. Each student will create THREE miniature gems.

Materials Fee $20 paid at beginning of class includes:

Golden Fluid Acrylic paints to share, YES paste, gel medium, GAC 800, three mini canvases (3x3x1” or 4x4x1.5”), use of templates, instructional handouts.            

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

• Your own acrylic paints, or use provided Golden paints to share.
• Short handled synthetic brushes - a ½ or ¾ inch flat brush, and small detail brush
• Ball point pen – black
• Several Hefty heavy duty disposable Styrofoam plates
• Large water container (32 oz)
• Spray water bottle (an old hairspray bottle works great), scissors, paper towels
  


Mon Aft - March 21

Carol Nelson
1:30-4:30
Mon Aft - March 21

Doin the Messaround


$ 95  

 

Sponsored by Golden Artist Colors
Student level: beginner, intermediate, advanced

Do you like messing around in your studio? I mean with art supplies. Let me show you how you can Do the Messaround. I will supply many mixed media materials, and you will make some in the class. Learn the secret to perfect composition in your messaround. You are welcome to bring some of your own doodads and stuff. You will make one fabulous 4 x 12 abstract in this class and have fun doin’ it!

Materials Fee $18 paid at beginning of class includes:

• Texture materials, gel medium and Golden fluid acrylics to share;
• wood substrates
• Plaster of Paris
• red rosin paper
• burlap
• gesso, and more.
 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

• Your favorite acrylic paints (or use shared Golden Fluid Acrylics)
• Mark-making materials (pencils, graphite sticks, etc.)
• Short Handled Nylon Brushes (3/4 inch flat, #6 round) suitable for w/c and acrylic
• Spray water bottle, paper towels, palette (I use disposable styrofoam plates)
• Small palette knife, scissors
• large water container (don’t be one of the ones trying to use an 8 oz disposable cup)