Portland, OR 2022 FALL Art and Soul Workshops

Workshop Details

Wed Oct 19

Rochelle Gaukel
9:00 - 4:30
Wed Oct 19

Soldering 101


$ 180  

 

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.

 

 


 


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

The Metalsmith Challenge


$ 170  

 

Are you ready to show us your skill, imagination and creativity? Well ….What Would You Design?
This fun class is for advanced beginner to advanced metalsmith students. The challenge is each participant will be given the exact same box of supplies (the list will be provided prior to the class so you have some time to plan). You are allowed to add one ‘wildcard’ item of your choosing (which you supply) and you may eliminate two items in the box if you do not wish to use them.
You are free to create jewelry or sculptures of your design. We will then put these great creations out on display and the rest of the Art & Soul Retreat participants will vote for their favorite pieces. There will be prizes, surprises and bragging rights for the winners!
So… are you up for a fun day of creative challenge?! Registration will be limited to 10 participants so don’t hesitate to sign up as soon as possible!
Participant supply list: bench pin with v slot and clamp (Otto Frei 113.361) Steel Bench block, (towel or rubber mat to soften sound), jewelers saw with 2/0 blades, flat file with medium cut (#2). Basic jeweler’s tools, flat nose, chain nose and round pliers, chasing hammer, fine tweezers, soft brass brush (Otto Frei 116.310), flush cut wire cutters.
Also helpful: machinist 2” or 4” square, Value Line jig vise (Otto Frei 126.485 or 126.487), Optivisor or other vision help Texture hammer or steel stamps.


Challenge fee includes a $75 package of  of metals and materials for the challenge and the use of:

torch and fuel, solder, pickle and all equipment necessary for cleaning and polishing finished pieces. I will also be available for limited help; I will not assist in design or construction. This is all you, so let it shine!!


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

Ancient Icons


$ 180  

 

NOTE: Sewing Machine Experience Required

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

 You will use beading, embroidery, stamping and painting to embellish small edge-stitched ‘art tiles’ made from of layered and stabilized fabric; these samples can be used individually as fiber art jewelry, artist trading cards or combined into larger assemblages. The majority of the class will be devoted to embellishing your tiles, but there will be a demonstration on how to prepare your own tiles for future projects. Note: The arrangements shown represent possible assemblages of tiles and not necessarily the project finished in class.

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

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

includes 5-6 pre-stitched fabric ‘Art Tiles”* (see note) in varying sizes, embroidery floss, seed beads, beading thread, an assortment of buttons, dangles, and/or charms, use of instructor’s stamps, paint and pens, and needles. Note: Due to fabric availability, the fabric Art Tiles in the kits will vary from those shown in samples, however, there will be lots of different sets to choose from.

Supplies You Need to Bring to Class

• Embroidery or craft scissors
• Needle Puller (optional): This is a little rubber circle that helps grip the needle to pull it through bulky materials.
• Black Pigma Micron pen (optional)
• Portable light and/or magnifier (optional): Good lighting is essential for handwork and the lighting in classroom environments isn’t always up to the task. It can be helpful to have additional, focused lighting in the form of an Ott type lamp or the LED type that hangs around your neck, some lights come with an attached magnifier lens, and this too can be useful.
 
 


Jacqueline Newbold
9:00 - 4:30
Wed Oct 19

New Dimensions with Watercolor


$ 180  

 

In this workshop, I will teach you a variety of artistic ways to use watercolor paints with water-soluble and permanent inks to create several paintings. I will show you my techniques on how to create loose and colorfully watercolor paintings. We will explore unique ways to embellish and add dimension to our paintings with inks, acrylic paints, rubber stamps, and ribbons. Combining pen and ink and other mixed media with watercolor creates an exciting and spectacular look in paintings. We will pick our favorite masterpiece and adhere it to a 1 ½ inch thick wooden board creating a painting that can be mounted and showcased on the wall!

Materials Fee $20 paid at beginning of class includes:

• 8x8 wood panel
• Watercolor paper
• Inks
• Rubber stamps
• Tracing paper
• Golden Fluid acrylic paint
• Acrylic gel medium

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:
• Top quality watercolor paints (not student grade). My favorite brands include Daniel Smith, Winsor Newton, Sennelier, and Holbein. Cobalt blue, cerulean blue, French ultra-marine, permanent magenta, permanent rose, French vermilion, quinacridone red, permanent orange, new gamboge or Indian yellow, Hansa or lemon yellow, quinacridone gold, and sap green will give you a well-rounded palette.
• Watercolor Palette
• Watercolor brushes in a variety of sizes such as Princeton Brush & Co. Series 4050 such as a round #3, round #8, ½ inch flat, and a liner brush size #2 or #4
• Small acrylic paintbrush
• Drawing pencil and kneaded eraser
• Permanent black ink pen
• Water container
• Small cotton cloth or washcloth
• Small spray bottle
• Scissors
• Uni-ball Signo White gel ink pen
• A black glaze gel pen by Sakura
• Palette knife
• Some of your favorite stamps and inkpads, alphabet stamps, are great for embellishing
• Sharpie oil-based paint pens or other colored markers

Questions? Email Jacqueline at newbold0505@bendbroadband.com
Website: http://newboldart.com/


  


Susan Rossiter
9:00 - 4:30
Wed Oct 19

Chicken Painting for the Soul


$ 180  

 

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)
 


Amy Shawley Paquette
9:00 - 4:30
Wed Oct 19

Painterly Pendants


$ 180  

 

Design a series of illustrative and painterly pendants using layers of acrylic paint and mediums! Have fun combining bold brushstrokes, washes, drips, linework and image transfers. Learn about basic color mixing and layering ideas to maintain cohesion in your work. Students will make at least two necklaces in different styles and build ideas for expanding a collection. This workshop will also cover basic necklace assembly techniques and easy beadwork.

Materials Fee $15 paid at beginning of class includes:

chain, jump rings, clasps, assorted brass components, assorted beads, cork fabric, wood tiles, image transfer paper and unstretched gessoed canvas


Instructor will provide assorted workshop-use GOLDEN acrylic colors and mediums, extra brushes and pencils, misc items
 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Jewelry pliers set, Xacto Knife No 1 (with #11 blade), water container, paper towels, 1/2" flat synthetic brush and several small rounds (golden taklon or white nylon), painting knife similar to Liquitex Small No 12 or 13, Painting palette


Ruth Chandler
9:00 - 4:30
Wed Oct 19

Boro Deconstructed Collage (The Art of Tattered Rags)


$ 180  

 

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

Supply Fee  $50 payabale to instructor at beginning of class includes:
Everything you need to construct your Boro piece
Front , back and batting
Indigo dyed fabric by Ruth
Great  Japenese fabric that Ruth collects
Needles
Thread

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

Chocolate to share
 


Wed Eve Oct 19

Pamela Sue Johnson
6:00-10:00
Wed Eve Oct 19

Florals and Forests with Mixed-media and Watercolor


$ 120  

 

In this workshop we will explore using watercolor with mixed-media to create layered, textured artworks full of floral beauty and forest love. Great for ALL levels !
You will be guided step by step in how to use transfer paper to lay down the drawing before painting. Using a loose watercolor style you will discover how forgiving and indulgent watercolor painting can be when it is approached with a playful brush. We will use floral references and in the second half of class we will turn our attention to creating lush and loose mixed-media watercolor forests. This is a satisfying process that gets the creative juices flowing. All levels are welcome. Beginner friendly as well as helpful for the seasoned painter. I will show you ways to loosen up your grip and allow the art to flow through you in an enjoyable, free flowing style to create floral paintings as well as forest scenes. 
 

Materials Fee $25 paid at beginning of class includes:

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

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.


 **Bring your fave mixed-media supplies to play with if you like
 


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

Confetti Branches


$ 95  

 

This technique is perfect for foliage. It can yield lacy trees and textural details that really could not be done as well in any other method. In class, you will make a small wall quilt featuring a tree branch with lacy foliage. The tree can be further embellished with a bird or butterfly motif or flower blossoms cut from a fabric print. A kit will be available.
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:

all fabrics needed, tulle, batting, adhesives, thread, and a choice between two patterns.

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

• Scissors: with blades that you don’t mind cutting adhesive coated fabric with AND good fabric shears with heavy blades. NOTE: the spring loaded type of shears made by Fiskars® are strongly recommended to make cutting the confetti much easier, especially for those with painful joints.
• Sewing pins
• Pencil
• Teflon pressing sheet: absolutely necessary for this method, I will have a couple that can be shared but if you have your own, your project will progress faster..
• Sewing machine: with a free-motion foot (don’t forget your foot pedal and power cord!).
 


Ruth Chandler
6:30 - 9:30
Wed Eve Oct 19

Boro Needle Case


$ 95  

 

Everyone needs a needle case at some point right? Japanese boro techniques with fun and funky hand stitching will give you a one of a kind needle case to use yourself or give as a gift. Quick and easy, you will go home with a finished project and all you need to bring is a thimble, reading glasses and chocolate if you want a sweet pick me up.
Kit fee $25.00 payable to instructor at beginning of class includes:
Everything needed for your project

Supplies Needed to Bring to class:
scissors,
ott or portable light
reading glasses if needed

 



 


Wed/Thur Oct 19 - 20

Lisa Bebi
9:00 - 4:30
Wed/Thur Oct 19 - 20

Wax On-Wax Off


$ 325  

 

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
 


Judy Hudson
9:00 - 4:30
Wed/Thur Oct 19 - 20

Sensational 3D Silk and More!


$ 360  

 

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.

  

  
 

 


 


Melissa Monroe
9:00 - 4:30
Wed/Thur Oct 19 - 20

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
 


Kate Thompson
9:00 - 4:30
Wed/Thur Oct 19 - 20

Sacred Vestment Collage


$ 375  

 

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, alizarin crimson, ultramarine blue, quin. Nickel azo gold (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
Self leveling gel 

fracturedangelics.com
fracturedangelics@hotmail.com
 


Wed Eve/Thur Eve Oct 19-20

Judy Hudson
6:30 - 9:30
Wed Eve/Thur Eve Oct 19-20

Good Vibrations


$ 180  

 

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.
 

  

  
 

 


 


Wed/Thur/Fri Oct 19-21

Jesse Reno
9:00 - 4:30
Wed/Thur/Fri Oct 19-21

Freedom to Create - 3 Day Class


$ 500  

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Materials fee $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


 


Thur Oct 20

Tina Haller
9:00 - 4:30
Thur Oct 20

The Depth of Trees


$ 170  

 

Layers of technique with MIXED MEDIA

Join me for a day of creativity learning how to layer paper and paint to complete this mixed media tree scene. I will teach the basics of layering paper and paint along with a few techniques to help build depth and drama in your tree art. No experience needed.

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

-Assorted paint brushes: 1.5 inch, 1 inch and a small detailed brush.
-1 Wood canvas approx. 14 inches tall. MDF board also works great.
- Small jar of Matte Medium.
-Golden acrylic paints of your choice, including black and three or more of your favorite colors. My favorites are Nickel Azo gold, Buff, Metallic gold, and many shades of blue.
-Inks are a way to bring layers as well. Bring a few for layers of color in the trees and background.
-Apron if you wish.
-Paper towels or cloth.
-Paint pallet or paper plate
-Small bowl for Matte Medium.
-Black paint pen in medium thickness

Optional:

If you choose you may bring your own sheet music or tear outs from old books for the background layer. You can also print out words on paper that you may want to use as we build up the back ground.


My info for further questions TinaBasich@aol.com
 


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

Tiny Boxes


$ 180  

 

There is nothing more fascinating to me than seeing a little box with the lid closed. I am compelled to pick it up and open it!
Let’s get together and make tiny boxes to sit on a table, hold a tiny treasure or maybe even wear as a tiny pendant!
In this metalsmith class you will learn about hinges, making sharp perfect corners and a hidden latch to keep the lid closed….until someone like me just has to open it!!
Skill level: advanced beginner, familiar with sawing and soldering.
  
Kit fee of $ 50 paid to instructor at beginning of class includes:
Copper sheet for box (I will also have silver available for purchase) brass tubing and wire for hinge. I will provide for use in class; torch and fuel, solder, pickle and all equipment necessary for cleaning and polishing finished boxes. Written instructions.

Supplies needed to bring to class:
bench pin with v slot and clamp (Otto Frei 113.361) Steel Bench block, (towel or rubber mat to soften sound), jewelers saw with 2/0 blades, flat file with medium cut (#2). Basic jeweler’s tools, flat nose, chain nose and round pliers, chasing hammer, fine tweezers, soft brass brush (Otto Frei 116.310), flush cut wire cutters.
Also helpful: machinist 2”or 4” square, Value Line jig vise (Otto Frei 126.485 or 126.487), Optivisor or other vision help
 


Helene Knott
9:00 - 4:30
Thur Oct 20

Crow Woman Talisman


$ 175  

 

A simple iconic design is appliquéd from felt and embellished with a variety of hand stitches and enhanced with beads to create a Spirit Guide Talisman. NOTE: There will be a kit available from the instructor for the appliqued/embroidered panel and also one for a smaller fetish doll/ornament. Instructor will have some optional embellishment charms available for purchase in class as well.

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.
  

Kits will be available or you can bring your own materials.

• Kits*: $18 for panel project, $15 for the fetish doll. Kit includes felt, interfacing, adhesive web, floss, needles, threads, and beads/sequins.
• NOTE: If you want to bring your own materials instead of purchasing a kit you will need:
Several 8” x 10” squares of craft felt in different colors.
Fusible interfacing and fusible fabric adhesive web.
Embroidery floss and beading thread.
Embroidery and beading needles.
Beads and sequins
Charms (optional)

Necessary Tools: you will need to bring these in addition to the kit or other materials.
• Scissors: craft scissors with shorter blades for cutting paper templates and felt, plus embroidery scissors or thread snips.
• White Chalk marking pencil or opaque white gel pen: this may be helpful for blocking in guidelines for embroidery.
• Needle Puller (optional): This is a little rubber circle that helps grip the needle to pull it through bulky materials.
• Thimble (optional): Some embroiderers like to use a thimble, some do not; bring one if you need one.
• Portable light and/or magnifier (optional): Good lighting is essential for handwork and the lighting in classroom environments isn’t always up to the task. It can be helpful to have additional, focused lighting in the form of an Ott type lamp or the LED type that hangs around your neck, some lights come with an attached magnifier lens, and this too can be useful.
• Embroidery Hoop (optional): The felt panel can be embroidered without a hoop if the stitching tension is carefully regulated. If you care to use a hoop choose one 6” or 7” in diameter. You will not need a hoop for the fetish doll.


Jacqueline Newbold
9:00 - 4:30
Thur Oct 20

Painted Postcards


$ 180  

 

The iconic, humble postcard has long been a treasured greeting sent by travelers to their loved ones back home. You can create hand-painted postcard as a special gift, a page in your watercolor journal, or even mail them to yourself as you travel along your journey and put them in your journal when you return.
With just a few watercolor and mixed media painting supplies, you learn many new techniques to make your postcards fun and interesting. We will embellish the message side of your postcard as well as the front with small sketches, rubber stamps and hand-painted ribbons that connect the two sides transforming a piece of paper into a work of art. Painted postcards are an easy and fun way to send home a colorful joyful message and to share cherished moments in an artistic way.
  

Materials Fee $15 paid at beginning of class includes:

• Watercolor paint samples
• Jim Holtz “Postcard” rubber stamps as well as others
• Artist tape
• Golden Fluid acrylic paint – iridescent gold or iridescent copper
• Colored markers
• A sheet of fun postage Stamps
• Gouache
• Tracing paper
• Stencils
• Artist tape
  

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:
• Top quality watercolor paints (not student grade). My favorite brands include Daniel Smith, Winsor Newton, Sennelier, and Holbein. Cobalt blue, cerulean blue, French ultra-marine, permanent magenta, permanent rose, French vermilion, quinacridone red, permanent orange, new gamboge or Indian yellow, Hansa or lemon yellow, quinacridone gold, and sap green will give you a well-rounded palette.
• Watercolor Palette
• Watercolor brushes in a variety of sizes such as Princeton Brush & Co. Series 4050 such as a round #3, round #8, ½ inch flat, and a liner brush size #2 or #4, scrubber brush
• Watercolor paper, Arches 140 Cold Pressed
• A drawing pencil and kneaded eraser
• Permanent ink pen
• Water container
• Small cotton cloth or washcloth
• A few photo references from your fun vacations that you would like to paint
• Optional: Some of your favorite stamps and inkpads, alphabet stamps, and stencils are great for embellishing pages. Sharpie oil-based paint pens or other colored markers.

Questions? Email Jacqueline at newbold0505@bendbroadband.com
Website: http://newboldart.com/
  


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

Color, Value and Design in Abstract Painting


$ 180  

 

Working with Jacqueline, a certified Artist Educator with Golden Paints, you will learn more about making your art an expression of YOU, while still following some rules. Taking this class should help you to take some of the struggle out of painting abstract mixed media works. We will talk about many ways to develop bast compositions and review the design fundamentals of Shaoe, Value, Color,Edges and Focal Points. We will learn to make a myriad of colors from the primary colors and we will learn several different primary palettes. This is more of a process class but we will make some small paintings ion Ampersnd Gesso Boards as time allows,


Materials Fee $15 paid at beginning of class includes:

Stamps and Stencils
Ampersand Boards
All paints and mediums
Other Mixed Media supplies

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Water Container for rinsing brushes
An assortment of brushes to include a 1/2” flat brush and a # 3 round brush

 


Libby Williamson
9:00 - 4:30
Thur Oct 20

Journalicious


$ 180  

 

A journal can be a safe place to record your secrets, a substrate to dabble on with paints and collage, a personalized recipe book, a special gift, or simply a site to jot down ideas for your next masterpiece. Let’s start from scratch and create a unique book with blank pages, ready to be filled as you wish.
We will focus on the cover in class by using some simple free-motion stitching, adding some touches of paint, and combining your designs with scrap fabrics.
If you are reluctant to try free-motion stitching, you can adapt your designs and enhance them with standard machine sewing. Touches of hand-embroidery can also add wonderful detail to the cover.
Using watercolor paper we will build the inside pages and, if time allows, add some splashes of color or some paper collage elements. Then we’ll assemble the parts using a technique that does not require sewing. This binding does not use the stitched bindings used by some bookmakers.
 

Materials Fee $35  paid at beginning of class includes:

All materials to make your book will be provided including the substrate for the cover, white fabric for your designs, a selection of colorful fabric scraps, watercolor paper, acrylic paint, paper ephemera, ribbon, embroidery threads, buttons and magnets. All of the necessary tools will be available for your use.

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Fabric and paper scissors
-An art apron or paint shirt
Optional:
-An assortment of fabric scraps in your choice of colors to enhance your cover. I use prints that are not too busy. Tone-on-tone patterns work nicely and don’t distract from the main image.


Amy Shawley Paquette
9:00 - 4:30
Thur Oct 20

Mixed Media Jewelry: Texture, Stamp, and Sculpt


$ 180  

 

Explore an exciting range of texture techniques to create unique mixed media jewelry! Students will work with acrylic mediums, pastes, and color, along with polymer clay, to develop both subtle looks and statement pieces. We will hand sculpt relief texture from acrylic gels and pastes, make acrylic skins and create molds for casting. Learn about "texture mats" and how to make your own so you can achieve stunning effects in clay. You will make at least two necklaces and stud earring sets while building ideas to compose more items beyond class time. This workshop will also cover basic necklace assembly techniques and easy beadwork. All levels welcome!

Materials Fee $20 paid at beginning of class includes:

chain, jump rings, clasps, earring backs, assorted brass components, assorted beads, cork fabric, wood tiles, polymer clay, moldmaking silicone


Instructor will provide assorted workshop-use GOLDEN acrylic colors and mediums, extra clay tools, brushes and pencils, bits and pieces, and access to a toaster oven so we can bake our items during class time.

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Jewelry pliers set, Xacto Knife No 1 (with #11 blade), water container, paper towels, 1/2" flat synthetic brush and several small rounds (golden taklon or white nylon), painting knife similar to Liquitex Small No 12 or 13, Painting palette, clay roller or small non-stick rolling pin
 


Ruth Chandler
9:00 - 4:30
Thur Oct 20

Weaving With Sari Ribbon


$ 180  

 

Have you ever wondered what to do what to do with that wonderful Sari ribbon we just can’t seem to resist?
This class will teach you how to weave the Sari ribbon into a beautiful, small wall quilt.
There are two options. The first option uses indigo dyed Sari ribbon and the other allows you to use all those wonderful colors we love.
 

Supply Fee $30 payabale to instructor at beginning of class includes:
Sari ribbon
Batting for base
Supplies for weaving on mat
Threads for stitching

Supply list to bring to class:

Thimble
Readers (if needed)


Chocolate to share


Thur Eve Oct 20

Helene Knott
6:30 - 9:30
Thur Eve Oct 20

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.

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:

a 4-Patch base block, and a square of wool in a coordinating color.*(see note). Stabilizer, embroidery floss, a marking pen/pencil, embroidery needles, a button, and several embroidery stitch layouts. Note: The fabrics in the kits will vary but there will be plenty of color coordinated sets to choose from.

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

• Embroidery or craft scissors
• Needle Puller (optional): This is a little rubber circle that helps grip the needle to pull it through bulky materials.
• Thimble (optional): Some embroiderers like to use a thimble, some do not; bring one if you need one.
• Portable light and/or magnifier (optional): Good lighting is essential for handwork and the lighting in classroom environments isn’t always up to the task. It can be helpful to have additional, focused lighting in the form of an Ott type lamp or the LED type that hangs around your neck, some lights come with an attached magnifier lens, and this too can be useful.
 


Susan Rossiter
6:30 - 9:30
Thur Eve Oct 20

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
 


Rosanne Anderson
6:30 - 9:30
Thur Eve Oct 20

Exquisite Weavlings


$ 120  

 

Are you ready to make a scarf, put together a garment, table runner, blanket, or something else fantastic? Then come and learn the wonderfully versatile Pin Loom!
Look forward to taking your weaving with you when you travel, on a car trip, while watching TV, or anytime you have a few minutes.
Weave it firmly or do a delicate fabric, these little looms are very versatile and come in many sizes. You can crochet the weavlings together to make an afghan or just join the little "bumps" for a lacy, delicate wrap or scarf.
This is a craft that goes quickly, for once you learn the warping, you'll fly through the little squares. You may even become so addicted you'll advance to the bigger "pin" looms – all easily transportable as their small cousins that we'll be using.
 

Materials Fee $45  paid at beginning of class includes:

Each student will receive a loom, lots of yarns and threads to choose from, needles, a 20+ page handout of various hints, tricks, websites, etc., and plenty of encouragement and fun.

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Just small scissors, paper and pen, and a bit of patience!


Susie Still & Nancy Hornshuh
6:30 - 9:30
Thur Eve Oct 20

Hauntingly Handsome Crow


$ 95  

 

Join us for a fun evening accessorizing crows. We will jazz up our birds with glitter, hats, ruffles, and ephemera. Just in time for Halloween.

Materials Fee $15 paid at beginning of class includes:

crow, black glitter, papers for ruffles, hats, and base, chipboard templates, stickles, glue, and embellishments.

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

scissors, mod podge or matte medium regular, embellishments, and a base for your crow to perch upon (candle stick, block, paper mache box, etc).


Thur/Fri Oct 20-21

Rochelle Gaukel
9:00 - 4:30
Thur/Fri Oct 20-21

Sainted Love Santos Doll


$ 360  

 

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.

 


 


Friday Oct 21

Ruth Greening
9:00 - 4:30
Friday Oct 21

Silver Rings On My Fingers


$ 180  

 

This is a fun way to introduce yourself to the art of silversmith work! You can never have enough rings, so why not learn to make exactly what you love!
This class will teach you how to measure, cut, solder and form at least two rings. Learn the difference in sizing for different widths of stock and how to add simple decorative elements to make it your very own!
Student’s kit will include silver for two different widths of bands, there will be additional silver available for purchase.
Skill level: beginner
 

Materials Fee $50 paid at beginning of class includes:

Sterling silver for two rings, additional metal for optional addition to ring. I will provide for use in class; torch and fuel, solder, pickle and all equipment necessary for cleaning and polishing finished rings. Written instructions.

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Jeweler’s pliers (no teeth) flat nose, chain nose, half-round/flat pliers (Otto Frei 146.618), half-round file med cut (#2), flush cut wire cutters, jewelers saw with 2/0 blades, bench pin with v slot and clamp (Otto Frei 113.361), rawhide or rubber mallet

Helpful tools ; nylon jaw ring bending pliers (otto Frei 146.362), steel ring mandrel with size markings. Value Line jig vise (Otto Frei 126.485 or 126.487), Optivisor or other vision help.

 


Judy Hudson
9:00 - 4:30
Friday Oct 21

Fantastical Flowers


$ 180  

 

You will be creating flowers from air-dry clay and then we will be painting and decorating them, readying them to go on your own canvas when you get home.
We will be forming the various parts of the flowers in the morning, and in the afternoon, we will be painting them and adding all sorts of ‘oooh, shiny’! If you are more into the crazy, bright colors and fun patterns, I will show you how I do that, too.
*These flowers will be perfect to supplement those you create in the Sensational Silk and Good Vibrations classes or to add to those canvases.
 

Materials Fee $25 paid at beginning of class includes:

The shared use of all paints and paint pens
The shared use of gilding flakes and imitation metal leaf
The shared use of ‘bling’ (beads, glass, etc…)
EXTRA pre-made clay flower parts (just in case the pieces you make in the morning aren’t dry after lunch, I have you covered! Everyone will receive a baggie of flower parts to use.)
 

Students Need to Bring to Class

16 oz package of Creative Paper Clay
Paintbrushes
A small container of gold leaf or gilding flake adhesive (Water soluble is best.)
Water container, palette (or paper plate)
Paper towels and wet wipes


Helene Knott
9:00 - 4:30
Friday Oct 21

Hand Embroidered Sugar Skulls


$ 175  

 

These colorful embellished skulls, called Calaveras, are the traditional decoration for Dia de Los Muertos – The Day of the Dead festival in Mexico. Held on our ‘All Souls Day’ (November 2), The Day of the Dead is a celebration of life as well as honoring the memory of the dead. Altars (called Ofrendas) are set up to departed loved ones and offerings of food, drink and flowers placed upon them. Kits will be available.
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 directly to instructor at beginning of class includes:

Optional ‘Bling’ Bag - $10: Basic Kit includes felt, 5 skeins floss, stabilizer, fiberfill, and a crewel embroidery needle. Bling Bag includes seed beads, sequins, a dangle charm, Nymo/Silamide thread, a bead tray, and a beading needle. 

Supplies You Need to Bring to Class if you do NOT purchase the kit:

• White or cream colored and black felt: Light-weight felt or felted wool can be used if stabilized with a product like Form-Flex. An 8” x 12” piece of white/cream will be enough to make 2 skulls; scraps of black (for eyes and nose) will be sufficient.
• Hand embroidery and beading needles: A package of embroidery needles in assorted sizes. For beading, small (size #10) hand appliqué needles will work for most seed beads or buy beading needles.
• Embroidery floss: Six strand floss in choice of colors (the more the merrier), pearl cotton, rayon embroidery floss and metallic embroidery threads may also be desirable.
• Beads and/or sequins (optional): You can add some bling if you want or limit the designs to hand embroidered threads.
• A bead tray (optional): This is a small triangular tray you can put your beads in while working, you can also use a small, shallow lid from yogurt or a beading mat.
• Beading thread: Nymo thread is most commonly used but strong hand quilting thread will also work for many beads. NOTE: You will need this only if adding beaded embellishment.
• Fiberfil: A small amount of Fiberfil to stuff the ornament after sewing.
• Thin ribbon or #3 Pearl Cotton: to make hanging loops.
• Charms and/or small tassels: Optional but nice to add to your finished ornament.


Other  Tools & Supplies:

• One small sheet of template plastic.
• Scissors for cutting plastic (utility) and embroidery/craft scissors
• 6” – 7” embroidery hoop (optional) - some stitchers like to hoop, others do not.
• Chalk marking pencil or a dark Frixion pen and a Sharpie® permanent marker.
• Purple Thang™: Optional but this will be very helpful for stuffing the ornaments, a blunt pencil
• Lighting: additional lighting may be helpful; a portable Ott light would be appropriate. 
• Extension cords and plug strips (if bringing additional lighting)
• A Pillow: Many venues have less than comfortable chairs, a pillow may help.


Trish McKinney
9:00 - 4:30
Friday Oct 21

Party On Your Paper


$ 180  

 

Who doesn’t love a party?! This class is for those party-girls and guys out there who like to dance with their brush, take risks with their color, and meet some new ideas about how to make a painting sing! Students will discover how to pick exciting color combinations and how to use and paint negative space - reinforcing design principles in the most fun, exciting way! They will take delicious, surprising prepared surfaces with wild patterns and color - the party! – and paint simple, elegant compositions on top. There will be no wallflowers at this party because everyone will get asked to dance! So who wants to have a party?!

Materials Fee $25 paid at beginning of class includes:

Collaged Ampersand Aquabord, GOLDEN Fluid Acrylics, Gesso, & Matte Medium, Brushes, StencilGirl Stencils (Trish’s designs), Reference Photos, Handouts, & more!

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

water container, & paper towels


Lori Rome
6:30 - 9:30
Friday Oct 21

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 Rossiter
9:00 - 4:30
Friday Oct 21

Arte Povera


$ 180  

 

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


Jacqueline Sullivan
9:00 - 4:30
Friday Oct 21

Letters, Lines and Layers


$ 180  

 

If you have a love of expressing yourself with words as well as paint and color, then this is the class for you. We will work with various resists and simple writing tools to make writing that may or may not be legible. This asemic writing will act as a visual texture in our paintings. Our paintings will be beautiful shown on Ampersand’s Watercolor Boards.We’ll layer this writing with liquid watercolor inks to form a luscious abstract painting. Once we establish out color story and composition with theinks, we will build the tonality and shapes with smooth and creamy watercolor crayons. The class will emphasize self expression through markmaking, color and words.. Final works may or may not be legible.


Materials Fee $15 paid at beginning of class includes:

Ampersand watercolor Board
Liquid watercolor inks
Water
Resists
White ink in fine line applicators
Assorted other mixed media “stuff”
 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

water container for rinsing brushes
• assortment of brushes, including a wash brush, a 1” flat brush and a sz 6 – 8 round brush
• Sakura Gell Roll pen inwhute
• Faber Castelll Pitt pen in black or browns “s”
 
 


Libby Williamson
9:00 - 4:30
Friday Oct 21

Embrace the Vase


$ 180  

 

Let's channel Mother Nature and create lovely floral arrangements with free-motion stitching and paint.
By stitching designs on top of black and white fabrics, and then adding washes of acrylic paint, we will build the elements for your composition. These pieces will then be layered on top of canvas and enhanced with special bits of vintage linen, lace, and assorted fabrics. If your inspiration takes you in a different direction, feel free skip the florals and design different images of your choice.

Materials Fee $35 paid at beginning of class includes:

All of the fabrics and materials for your artwork will be provided in class, including assorted white cottons, black and white prints, canvas, vintage linens and trims, ribbons, acrylic paint, and all of the tools you will need in class. (And there will be chocolate

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

-Fabric scissors
-An art apron or paint shirt
Optional:
-any special bits of fabric or trims which you'd like to incorporate into your work
 


Amy Shawley Paquette
9:00 - 4:30
Friday Oct 21

Lively, Layered Birds 


$ 180  

 

Bobbing, flapping, pecking, preening - capture the busy energy of our avian friends in this acrylic painting workshop! We will start by covering the basics of bird drawing to establish a good foundation for our layers, then students will work with dry media and acrylic color and mediums to create a series of three lively birds on canvas. We will compose essential elements of our birds while using loose brushstrokes, texture, and fun mark-making to create abstract environments around them. You will get to choose your birds from a variety of species using Amy's own reference photographs. All levels welcome!

Materials Fee $15 paid at beginning of class includes:

Unstretched gessoed canvas, stonehenge paper, watercolor pencils, refillable markers


Instructor will provide assorted workshop-use GOLDEN acrylic colors and mediums, extra brushes and pencils, misc supplies

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Water container, paper towels, 1/2" and 1" flat synthetic brush and several small rounds of different sizes (golden taklon or white nylon), painting knife similar to Liquitex Small No 12 or 13, Painting palette, 2H Graphite pencil and a kneadable eraser


Tina Haller
9:00 - 4:30
Friday Oct 21

Shading With Paint


$ 170  

 

Layers of technique with MIXED MEDIA

Join me for a day of creativity learning techniques for building layers and depth with paint and paper. Create a finished mixed media collage you will be proud of. I will lead you through the process of painting a face/focal point, shading with paint and adding layers of paper. No experience needed, just a creative spirit. You are welcome to bring printed papers of your choice to make your piece unique. (All papers recommended are CARD STOCK paper for full effect of paint shading) Please see details below.
 

Materials Fee $15  paid at beginning of class includes:

all collage papers to create the artwork shown in example photos.I will bring one kit per student. If you would like additional kits for future projects just 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

-Assorted paint brushes: 1.5 inch, 1 inch and a small detailed brush.
-1 Wood canvas approx. 14 inches tall. MDF board also works great.
- Small jar of Matte Medium.
-Golden acrylic paints of your choice, including black and three or more of your favorite colors. My favorites are Nickel Azo gold, Buff, Metallic gold, and many shades of blue.
-Inks are a way to bring layers as well. Bring a few for layers of color on hair and background. I love using a deep red and turquoise for hair color.
-Scissors for cutting paper.
-Apron if you wish.
-Paper towels or cloth.
-Paint pallet or paper plate
-Small bowl for Matte Medium.
-Black paint pen in medium thickness.
-If you choose to bring additional collage papers please be sure they are printed on heavy paper or CARDSTOCK about 110lb. I use card stock paper. This helps create edges that we will shade with paint. If you are bringing your own images to include in your art you can get images color copied on card stock paper at a local printer or Staples type office supply store. (all collage papers to create your piece in class will be offered in the class kit) so don’t worry about bringing extra if you can’t get the card stock prints.
  


Friday Eve Oct 21

Jacqueline Sullivan
6:30 - 9:30
Friday Eve Oct 21

Faux 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
 


Rosanne Anderson
6:30 - 9:30
Friday Eve Oct 21

Fabulous Locker Hooking


$ 120  

 

While Locker Hooking is certainly not as intricate, detailed, or exacting as so much of our fiber art world, it is a fantastic way to use up tons of stash or "questionable" yarn, wind up with a cushy, beautiful product, and experience the joy of almost
instant gratification! (I'm especially fond of that last one!) Even ugly, scratchy fiber results in a beautiful, durable piece of art.  Artists can add to the basic instruction by incorporating strips of material, ribbons, etc., to reflect their own imaginations.  The instant gratification thing - this is a fiber art that goes quickly - students can actually see their progress as opposed to the delicate, ultra-fine garments lots of us never seem to get finished.   Come, relax, and enjoy!

Materials Fee $45  paid at beginning of class includes:

Locker hook.
Prepared canvas
Roving.
Binder yarns.
Various yarns.
Bound 28 page instruction book.

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Just small scissors, paper and pen, and a bit of patience!


Fri/Fri Eve Oct 21

Jacqueline Newbold
9:00 - 4:30 & 6:30 - 9:30
Fri/Fri Eve Oct 21

Watercolor Journaling for the Traveling Artist


$ 180  

 

Using watercolors and mixed media, we will create color-filled pages of art in our travel journals. You will learn many techniques for preparing pages using watercolor, office products, and mixed media to capture favorite moments of your vacation time. We will practice doing some quick sketches, pen and ink drawings, and watercolor paintings. By creating exciting backgrounds for your artistic endeavors, you will learn new ways to make your journaling more exciting!
Different papers and mixed media products will give us a variety of textural effects. Artists are very tactile and inserting dimensional objects adds a component of mystery, engaging the reader to explore beyond the flat dimension of the page. Some pages will be used for vivid watercolor paintings and others will be prepared for travel journaling, drawings, musing, doodling or for adding your collected travel treasures. Enhancing your travel journal is a great way to start or finish a journal with flair making this your favorite journal!
 

Materials Fee $ 15 paid at beginning of class includes:

• Black & white gesso
• Specialty papers, library pockets, shipping tags and index card dividers
• Texture makers
• Watercolor paint samples
• Gouache
• Tracing paper
• Stencils
• Artist tape
• Electrical tape
• Acrylic paints – iridescent gold or iridescent copper
• Rubber stamps
 
Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:
• Top quality watercolor paints (not student grade). My favorite brands include Daniel Smith, Winsor Newton, Sennelier, and Holbein. Cobalt blue, cerulean blue, French ultra-marine, permanent magenta, permanent rose, French vermilion, quinacridone red, permanent orange, new gamboge or Indian yellow, Hansa or lemon yellow, quinacridone gold, and sap green will give you a well-rounded palette.
• Watercolor Palette
• Watercolor brushes in a variety of sizes such as Princeton Brush & Co. Series 4050 such as a round #3, round #8, ½ inch flat, and a liner brush size #2 or #4, scrubber brush
• Old brush for spreading gesso
• Watercolor paper, Arches 140 Cold Pressed, block size 7 x 10 that can be bound into a journal or a watercolor journal
• A drawing pencil and kneaded eraser
• Water container
• Small cotton cloth or washcloth
• Small spray bottle
• Permanent black ink pen
• Uni-ball Signo White gel ink pen
• Small scissors
• Glue stick and double sided tape
• Personal items to add to your journal pages such as photos, maps, collected business card and ephemera, brochures,
• ribbon

OPTIONAL: Some of your favorite stamps and ink pads. Alphabet stamps, and letter stencils are great for embellishing pages. Sharpie oil-based paint fine point pens (white, magenta, aqua, yellow, pink, lime). Washi Tapes.

Questions? Email Jacqueline at newbold0505@bendbroadband.com
Website: http://newboldart.com/
  


Friday Eve/Saturday Oct 21-22

Ruth Chandler
6:30 - 9:30 & 9:00 - 4:30
Friday Eve/Saturday Oct 21-22

Silk Paper Landscape


$ 275  

 

This class begins with an evening session learning how to make silk fusion or (silk paper). You will create the base of your landscape using beautiful silk fibers from Treenway silks. You will leave your silk creation to dry overnight.
The next day will be spent embellishing your piece with hand stitching using threads chosen to enhance the colors of your silk fusion landscape.
You will leave with an approximately 14”x18” silk fusion landscape stitched with your own design.
 

Supply Fee $65 payabale to instructor at beginning of class includes:
Silk fibers
Threads
Netting
Supplies for fusion process
 

Supply list to bring to class:

Thimble
Readers (if needed)


Chocolate to share


Fri/Sat Oct 21-22

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

The Nomad Book


$ 375  

 

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


Sat Oct 22

Nicole Austin
9:00 - 4:30
Sat Oct 22

Junk Journal Deconstruction


$ 180  

 

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!
 


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

Soldered Pumpkins


$ 180  

 

In this class you will be painting your pumpkins first to prep them for the diorama pieces. Once your diorama pieces are painted they will be arranged inside the pumpkin and glued in place before the lights and glass are applied. The glass window will be soldered onto the pumpkin for a special lighted diorama.

Materials Fee $25 paid at beginning of class includes:

Glass, copper tape, pumpkin, little girl, diorama pieces, lights, paints, 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, paint brushes, jewelry pliers set, rag or towel, apron

Optional items:
Any bits and pieces you would want to personalize in your pumpkin diorama.

 

 

 


 


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

Making a Brooch


$ 180  

 

To get to the ‘point’ of this class, let’s make pins! As a fashion accessory pins or brooches are making a comeback. They are beautiful on jackets, scarves, sweaters and dresses. They offer a great alternative to having a necklace that may swing and get caught on things.
In this class we will explore different ways to make brooches, small and delicate to statement pieces for sweaters and jackets. We will first make the piece with interesting surface treatments then make the appropriate pin attachment for that piece.
Skill level: advanced beginner familiar with soldering, forming and basic metal working.
 

Materials Fee $65 paid at beginning of class includes:

Sterling silver sheet, copper sheet, tubing, appropriate wires for pins. I will provide for use in class; torch and fuel, solder, pickle and all equipment necessary for cleaning and polishing finished rings. Written instructions

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

 bench pin with v slot and clamp (Otto Frei 113.361) Steel Bench block, (towel or rubber mat to soften sound), jewelers saw with 2/0 blades, flat file with medium cut (#2). Basic jeweler’s tools, flat nose, chain nose and round pliers, chasing hammer, fine tweezers, soft brass brush (Otto Frei 116.310), flush cut wire cutters.
Also helpful; Value Line jig vise (Otto Frei 126.485 or 126.487), Optivisor or other vision help. Texture hammer or steel stamps.
 


 


Trish McKinney
9:00 - 4:30
Sat Oct 22

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


$ 180  

 

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

Check the link for a You Tube video of the class

 Supplies to bring to class: 

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

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

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


Anni Schwabe
9:00 - 4:30
Sat Oct 22

India Ink Narrative


$ 180  

 

We will begin by covering and painting 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 two square Chops to stamp in red as our personal signatures.

Supply Fee- $25 payable to instructor at beginning of class includes:
Bottles of India ink in many colors, gatefold book substrate, book closures, watercolor paper, Chop making supplies and holders, permanent red ink, embossing ink and powder, rubber stamps, rice paper, bamboo sticks, Washi tape, India ink pens, dip pens, extras

Please bring to class:
Liquid gel medium, white gesso, tacky glue, a stylus or awl, white gel pen, paint brushes: flat 1”, flat ½”, medium to large round watercolor brush, a dip pen if you have one, paper towels, water spray bottle
Optional: small rubber stamps, an apron; India ink is permanent.
EMAIL: Handgathered@hotmail.com
 

 


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

Painted Woven Wonders


$ 180  

 

In this mixed media class, students will start by learning transparent painting techniques using fluid acrylics. Pastels, metallic powders, leaf and foil will be added to the paintings to make them interesting and unique. Paintings will then be cut into strips, arranged and woven to form the basis of a multi-level collage. This unique technique makes every painting look great! If the student chooses, images and fibers may be combined either within the paintings or as an integral part of the final collage. Students will receive instructions for the painting techniques in course handouts with color photographs


Materials Fee $15 paid at beginning of class includes:

Extensive handouts
Paints and mediums
Pastels and other media to share
Mediums
Foam Core and backing board
Miscellaneous collage elements
Misc. fibers etc.
 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Cutter for cutting small strips of paper(Small fiskars cutter is great!)
Extra thick Tacky Glue
1” acrylic paint brush
Water container – 32 oz plastic
1 – 9x12 pad Strathmore Watercolor paper
Optional: Metallic Fibers and Beads
 


Libby Williamson
9:00 - 4:30
Sat Oct 22

Stitch Stampede


$ 180  

 

Let’s Play with Clay …. and get Stamping!
We will create simple stamps using polymer clay and different mark making tools, making a collection of your own stamped designs. And then, using a blend of acrylic inks and mediums, we will stamp the patterns onto cotton fabric and/or paper, creating a pile of your images in a wide variety of colorways.
These prints can be stitched upon and collaged onto a backing fabric. My preference is to use free-motion machine stitching but this process will also be beautiful with easy hand embroidery. And if you’d prefer to skip sewing altogether, I will share how this process works beautifully on paper. You can choose to make wonderful paper collages with your stamps, adding details with a variety of ink pens.
 

Materials Fee $35 paid at beginning of class includes:

I will provide everything you will need to create these special collages and of course there will plenty of chocolate!

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Fabric and paper scissors
An art apron or old clothes
Optional: Simple design sketches if you have some specific ideas. But no worries….I will bring loads of images for your inspiration.
 


Leighanna Light
9:00 - 4:30
Sat Oct 22

Birds Gone Wild


$ 180  

 

Not quite sure what to do with the mounds of junk....oops...I mean, treasures that have been accumulating in your studio?  Have you been afraid to use that vintage tin, saving it for the “perfect” project?  Well dig it all up & bring it to this class, where we will create the wackiest flock of birds you’ve ever seen!
Add to your cold connecting, assemblage & composition skills, but most of all, learn how to let go of perfection, let loose & have a blast!  You will leave with at least 3 totally unique, one of a kind birds. (the birds that you make in class can be any size, depending on the metal that you bring. Most are 8” x 5”
 

$15 supply fee paid to instructor at beginning of class includes

 bird templates, sandpaper, some found objects, wire to hang birds, nuts, bolts & use of all tools and consumables. 

I will be bringing a few extra hammers, bench blocks, clamps, metal punches if you don’t mind sharing.
 

Supply List needed to bring

Please read the supply list NOW and collect your supplies early. You may have to
order some things online, especially tin, so please allow plenty of time for this. I do not sell extra supplies in class. You may not be able to complete the project in class if you do not bring what is listed on the supply list. If you have trouble finding anything, or if you have any questions, please contact me at least two week prior to class at
lklight@copper.net.
-A GOOD PAIR OF TIN SNIPS
These are my favorite for cutting thinner metal
https://www.bsueboutiques.com/product-p/tool07900.htm
-SCISSORS for cutting paper
-PLIERS, A PENCIL & A SHARPIE
-CRAFT WIRE, Black or neutral color, around 22 gauge
-GLOVES to protect your hands from sharp metal
-A SMALL BALL PEEN HAMMER
-METAL JEWELERS BENCH BLOCK, OR SOMETHING TO HAMMER ON.
-VINTAGE TINS- in a variety of colors & textures. Size depends on how large
you want your bird to be.... we will be cutting these up. Most of my birds that
you see in the sample photos are 8 x 5”. In addition to your other tin, please
bring at least 3 flat pieces of tin at least 7x12” to be used for the body of your
bird. The best place to find tin is from a thrift/ antique store, or on E-bay, so
start looking early. Thinner metal is easier it is to work with.
-STUFF! Buttons, beads, metal scraps, charms, rulers, lace, game pieces,
fibers are just a few examples. Think about objects to use for legs, wings,
eyes, or hats, as well as objects to decorate your new winged friend with.
OPTIONAL
-A CROP-A-DILE or METAL PUNCH- if you have one (if you don’t know
what this is, don’t buy one)
-EAR PLUGS- if it’s a large class, it can get quite loud!
I will be bringing a few extra hammers, bench blocks, clamps, metal punches if
you don’t mind sharing.


Sat/Sun Oct 22-23

Donna Downey
9:00 - 4:30
Sat/Sun Oct 22-23

Dont Hold Back


$ 360  

 

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 size comfortable for you to travel with)
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 


Sun Oct 23

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

Charmed, A Soldered Bracelet


$ 180  

 

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
Sun Oct 23

The Prepared Surface


$ 180  

 

You will have the opportunity to experiment with, stencilling, crackle glaze, sgraffito, and mono printing techniques using a wide range of media and combinations of media. Additional painting and embellishment will be added to the surfaces to create abstract works of art. WE will work on Ampoersand Gesso Boards.
Demonstrations and individual guidance from Jacqueline, who is a Certified Golden Artsist Educator is given throughout this relaxed and enjoyable workshop to support you with your creative work.


Materials Fee $15 paid at beginning of class includes:

Stamps and stencils
Gesso boards
All paints and mediums.
Other misc mixed media

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

A water container for rinsing brushes
An assortment of brushes that includes a 1” flat brush and a #6 or 8 round brush
A palette knife
 


Libby Williamson
9:00 - 4:30
Sun Oct 23

Scenic ByWays


$ 180  

 

A proper road trip includes discovering backroads in the countryside and plenty of chocolate! Let’s hit the trail and create some special landscapes using painted fabric and stitch. We will experiment with lots of mark-making techniques to add acrylic paint onto fabric. And we’ll touch on some basic design principles to plan the collages. Your personal stash of painted fabrics, snipped and layered onto background fabrics, will come to life with the addition of some free-motion or hand stitches.

Materials Fee $35  paid at beginning of class includes:

I will provide everything that you need to create some magical landscapes including a wide assortment of fabrics, lace, ribbon, acrylic paint, watercolor paper, and tools for your use in class. (And chocolate, of course!)

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

An art apron or old clothes
Fabric and paper scissors


Micah Goguen
9:00 - 4:30
Sun Oct 23

Mixed Media Watercolors


$ 180  

 

Join artist Micah Goguen for this fresh new approach integrating collage and texture with watercolor. We will be using a series of wildlife images to clip, tear and paint our way through a foundation. We will then learn the secrets of QoR Light Dimensional Ground as an amazing layering process we can then embellish with watercolor using stencils. This is a fun and exciting way to work with these materials and to display without putting them under glass. No previous experience needed.
We will be working with QoR watercolors and Ampersand Aquabord as well as GOLDEN Super Matte Medium and QoR Light Dimensional Ground and Watercolor Ground.
 

Materials Fee $15 paid at beginning of class includes:

(To Keep):
• (Qty 2) 6x6 Ampersand Aquabord
GOLDEN Soft Gel Gloss
QoR Watercolor Ground
QoR Light Dimensional Ground
Collage Papers/Materials
A TCW stencil (surprise design)

(To Use):
• SilverBrush SilverWhite Foundation Set
• QoR Introductory Watercolor Set (6 or 12 ct)
• GOLDEN Soft Gel Gloss
QoR Watercolor Ground
QoR Light Dimensional Ground
 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

• Paper Towels
• Apron
• You can bring your own collage materials and stencils if you like but everything will be provided.
 


Ruth Chandler
9:00 - 4:30
Sun Oct 23

Modern Hand Stitching


$ 180  

 

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

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

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


Sadie Kern
9:00 - 4:30
Sun Oct 23

Procreate 101: Botanical Lesson


$ 175  

 

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


 


Renee Richetts
9:00 - 4:30
Sun Oct 23

Take Me to the Circus


$ 180  

 

Popcorn or peanuts. Tents and high-wire acts. Time at the circus is FUN.
During this workshop attendees will make a forged metal artist book that is over the Big Top!
Hammering soft, up-cycled metal into pages, and using actual hinges to “bind” the pages together, the results are pure eye-candy.
Techniques you learn include:
• “Forging” without the heat
• Mixed-media assemblage
• What can constitute an embellishment (hint: it is if you say it is)
• At least 3 ways to add embellishments to the book that don’t involve glue

Materials Fee $25 paid at beginning of class includes:

Most materials, including hardware, circus-themed embellishments and tools, will be provided

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

A hammer
Crop-A-Dile hole and eyelet punch
 


Sun AM Oct 23

Nicole Austin
9:00 - 12:00
Sun AM Oct 23

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 Oct 23

Susan Rossiter
6:30 - 9:30
Sun Eve Oct 23

Happy Hour Scribble Flowers


$ 95  

 

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

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

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


Carol Spohn
6:00-10:00
Sun Eve Oct 23

Row of Tulips


$ 120  

 

This sweet little painting is about color and contrast between hard and soft edges painted in a traditional manner. The step by step instruction allows painters of all levels to complete a successful painting. 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 completed in class.
 

Materials Fee $25 paid at beginning of class includes:

• Written instructions and color photo
• Arches 140 lb cold press watercolor paper (7 1/2” x 15”) 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
• Hair dryer is helpful, but not necessary
 


Micah Goguen
6:30 - 9:30
Sun Eve Oct 23

Mono Print Landscapes


$ 95  

 

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

Materials Fee $25 paid at beginning of class includes:

(to keep)
• 8 x 10 Ampersand Gessobord
https://www.jerrysartarama.com/ampersand-claybord-panels
• Gel Press texture comb
• A color copy of the reference image
• Newsprint

(to use)
• 8 x 10 GelPress gel plate
https://www.jerrysartarama.com/gel-press-printing-plates
• GOLDEN OPEN acrylics in your favorite primary colors plus black (I like using Benzimidazolone Yellow, Quinacridone Magenta, Manganese Blue and Bone Black
https://www.jerrysartarama.com/golden-open-acrylics
• A 6” brayer
• Paint brushes https://www.jerrysartarama.com/silver-brush-silverwhite-short-handled-brushes
• Black and white paint pens
*note-
(the gel plate, OPEN acrylics and brushes are provided but not yours to keep.)
 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

apron 

 



 


Katie Nichols
6:30 - 9:30
Sun Eve Oct 23

Vintage Pop Collage


$ 95  

 

We will explore collaging techniques from how to cut and create dynamic composition to surrealism and how to combine unlikely elements. Additional mixed media techniques like washes and distressing will be covered as well. We will talk about color story and learn how to desaturate and color match. Content revolves around mid-20th century pop culture advertising and imagery.

Materials Fee $25 paid at beginning of class includes:

50+ authentic vintage mid-20th century ads, illustrations and clippings
Miscellaneous hand picked ephemera
Various textural components
2 large scale artist-grade paper to collage on
Paints to use in class for washes and detail
Cardstock
 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Scissors- 1 pair large craft scissors, 1 pair smaller precision scissors
Xacto knife & 3-5 new blades (#11)
Cutting mat
Artist-grade white or clear glue stick (I prefer Elmer’s Craft Bond All Purpose glue stick)
2-3 Water-based medium brushes, various sizes

Optional:

Any of your own imagery you’d like to use
Watercolors & palette or fluid acrylics (I like Golden brand fluid acrylics)
Distress inks (I like Tim Holtz Distress Ink)
 


Sun Eve/Mon Oct 23-24

Anni Schwabe
6:30-9:30 & 9:00 - 4:30
Sun Eve/Mon Oct 23-24

Mindful Offerings


$ 275  

 

We will be using only elements from the Earth (gypsum, clay, rust, metal, wood, and tea bags to name a few) to create our ‘Offerings’ wall hanging.
We will start out by creating panels of plaster, not excluding shapes other than rectangles. We will experiment with making 3-D items out of plaster wrap. In my project a moon, a leaf, a boat, a platter, etc., are samples of 3-D items we can make in this class. Day two will consist of setting eyelets and arranging panels into a wall hanging. The next and final step is to artistically design each panel to express one mindful art piece.
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 and Amazon), tacky glue, 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:.handgathered@hotmail.com


Sun/Mon Oct 23-24

Judy Hudson
9:00 - 4:30
Sun/Mon Oct 23-24

Take A Closer Look


$ 360  

 

Create a cut, layered, textured, stacked one-of-a-kind jaw-dropping cool piece!
Day One – Design your canvas and make your cuts. Paint the first layer (white) on your canvas which will keep the edges from rolling. Apply pastes and textures.
Day Two – Finish texturing, paint, detail, tweak, varnish, assemble!

Materials Fee $25 paid at beginning of class includes:

The shared use of Colourarte Primary Elements. (I will also have these available for purchase.)
Shared use of limited paints (please bring your own paints)
The shared use of ‘oooh shiny’ stuff
The shared use of additives for texture paste
Textural scraps to use and share
Hair dryers/heat guns
Razor blades/exacto knives
White/black paint
Textures to share
*8 x 8 inch black wooden floater frames will be available for purchase. If you want to use your own, you will need a 2.5 inch deep floater.
 

Students Need to Bring to Class

Two ½ inch deep, back-stapled 8 x 8 inch canvases
One 8 x 8 inch gessobord panel (you can use ANY panel as long as it is a THIN one)
8 oz jar of Light Modeling Paste (it MUST be light)
4 oz jar of Golden Crackle Paste
4 oz gloss varnish (I suggest Liquitex, but any gloss varnish will be fine)
Paints – any and all! (I use inks, fluids, soft bodied, and dry pigments – metallics or iridescent paints are preferable.)
A pencil/eraser
Cutting Mat
Brushes, spray bottle for water, water container, paper towels and/or wet wipes, plastic placemat (to mix pastes on)
Optional Items - small beads, stones, crystals
 


Trish McKinney
9:00 - 4:30
Sun/Mon Oct 23-24

Eco Printing With Natures Bounty


$ 360  

 

What is more fun than opening a present at Christmas or your Birthday? Answer: Eco Printing! What can be more intoxicating as a Creative, than to be surprised by amazing color and experimentation?! Discovering the process of eco-printing is like opening a gift every time a new print is revealed! Eco-printing is a process using plants, flowers, and other natural materials to create amazing colorful prints on paper or fabric – with no paint! Through a process of steaming or emersion, the natural tannins in plants are printed onto the paper or fabric through pressure and contact. This produces a wide range of colors with a never-ending surprise of results – just like opening a gift, it’s always a delightful SURPRISE! At the end of class – (& if the instructor can entice everyone to stop printing for a few moments!) - Trish will provide instruction on how to make a very simple journal using some of your favorite pages! Expect to get messy, experiment, be surprised, connect with nature, AND unwrap & unleash JOY!

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

Printing Paper, Fabric, Leaves, Plants & Flowers, Printing/Cooking Vats, Copper Pipes & Wooden Dowels, Clamps & Boards, Natural Dyes, Disposable Gloves, & more!

 

Supplies Needed to bring to class:

small plastic water container, scissors, apron or paint shirt, 2 sets of Disposable Gloves,

Optional Supplies To Bring: if you are an over-ethusiastic eco-printer - students may wish to have extra Paper to Print – *22”x30” Sheets of any Printing Paper – any smooth 90lb – 140lb fine art paper that is able to take water - ie, 90lb, Arches Hot Press Watercolor Paper, Strathmore Print Paper, BK Rives
Also bring a plastic bag for your finished prints to travel (they may be wet & messy) – ie, a small kitchen garbage bag
 


Leighanna Light
9:00 - 4:30
Sun/Mon Oct 23-24

Peeties Book


$ 380  

 

With the intention of focusing on gratitude, I spent a good part of 2020 creating special handmade books to honor the important places, people and memories that have been a such an important part of my life.

I would love to teach you how to create this lovely keepsake, a substantial canvas book, using a theme that is close to your heart.

During this 2 day workshop I will teach you how to create stunning metal transfers and how to connect your transfers to pages without using glue. You will learn several simple bookbinding skills while creating a book out of painted and collaged canvas. Also I will share with you my favorite collage and surface design techniques using gesso, ink & paint to create beautiful textures, colors and surfaces.

Your final book will be approximately 7 1/2 x 61/2 with at least 6 metal transfers and 20 writing surfaces.

I look forward to sharing this process with you, I hope you can join us! 

Materials Fee $30 paid at beginning of class includes:

TIN, 6 pieces of tin for your transfers
NEEDLE for sewing book.
WAX LINEN for sewing the book, neutral color
EPHEMERA for collage
CHEESECLOTH
SANDPAPER
WAX PAPER
AND A FEW HANDMADE GOODIES!

I will also have patina, extra paint, Adirondack dye re-inkers, masking tape, stencils, heat guns and heavier glue available for everyone in class.
 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:
Please read the supply list now and collect your supplies early. You may have to order some things online, please allow plenty of time for this. I ask that you bring these exact supplies to class because I have tested them and know they will work for this specific project. I will never ask you to bring something that we won’t use in class. If you have trouble finding anything, or if you have any questions, please contact me at least one week prior to class at lklight@copper.net.

LIQUIDS
-WHITE GESSO, at least 10 oz.
Utrecht Artists' Acrylic Gesso or Liquitex work best, the thicker the better.
https://www.dickblick.com/items/utrecht-artists-acrylic-gesso-medium-bodied-white-pint/
Please bring at least 4 oz. to class after applying gesso to your canvas.

-PVA GLUE, 6 oz.
https://www.dickblick.com/items/lineco-polyvinyl-acetate-8-oz/

-ACRYLIC PAINT OR INK, 3 or 4 of your favorite colors

-LIQUID MATTE MEDIUM, 4 OZ.
https://www.dickblick.com/items/liquitex-acrylic-medium-matte-4-oz-bottle/

TOOLS
-A BOOKBINDING AWL
https://www.dickblick.com/items/lineco-awl-wood-heavy-duty/
-A BONE FOLDER if you have one, if not, the end of a pair of scissors will work.
-SEWING SCISSORS
SPECIALTY
-UNPRIMED COTTON CANVAS, ROLLED, 10 or 12 oz., 1 YARD
https://www.dickblick.com/items/blick-unprimed-cotton-canvas-by-the-yard-12-oz-48/
***You will need to tear this into 2 pieces, 15” x 36” and 15” x 15”.
***You will also need to cover both sides of each piece with a thin coat of gesso and please have this done and dry before the beginning of class. You will have some canvas leftover.
-WAXED LINEN THREAD
https://www.dickblick.com/items/books-by-hand-waxed-linen-thread-neutral-pack-20-yard-spools-pkg-of-3/
1 roll is fine if you can find it.
-10 PHOTOS AND A THEME FOR YOUR BOOK.
Please choose a theme for your book. It can be based on a person, place, pet, experience, just about anything. Then gather 10 of your favorite photos representing your theme. They should be high in contrast, a variety of sizes 4 x 6 and smaller and printed on a laser printer on inexpensive plain copy paper. It is very important to use cheap plain copy paper. If you bring it to a copy store to have it printed, bring your own paper. They often print on fancy slick paper that will not work for this process. 6 of these will be used for your metal transfers

-EPHEMERA  paper
Paper should be thinner than card stock
Sewing pattern paper, old book pages, old letters, journal pages, cheesecloth and ledger pages will all work well.
https://www.etsy.com/shop/BeachFleaMarket?section_id=8157436

MISC.

-SCRAP PAPER, An old magazine, copy paper or junk mail where you can catch excess paint and glue.

-A 12’ RULER
-A PENCIL AND AND ERASER
-A CUP FOR PAINT WATER
-AN APRON, & a few RAGS
-PAINT BRUSHES, LARGE, 1-2 INCHES WIDE
OPTIONAL

-RANGER ADIRONDACK DYE RE-INKERS, (NOT ALCOHOL INK) ONE OR TWO bottles of your favorite earth tone colors. These inks have been discontinued by Ranger, but you might still be able to find some at your local stamp store or online. Please bring them if you have some.
-EUROPUNCH PLIER, LONGNECK HOLE PUNCH, ROUND,- 1.5MM
https://www.rings-things.com/Products/Drills-Bits-and-Hole-Punches/EURO-TOOL-Long-Neck-Hole-Punch-Round-1-5mm-hole.html
OR you can use a METAL PUNCH if you have one. If you choose to bring a metal punch please install the smallest bit. I will have several to share in class.
-STENCILS, 2 or 3 of your favorites, I will have plenty to share.
https://www.stencilgirlproducts.com/

-A CRAFT HEAT GUN
-SARI RIBBON & BEADS for the spine of your book.
https://www.etsy.com/shop/BeachFleaMarket?section_id=8157436

-BLACK INK THAI ULTRALITE GOSSAMER MULBERRY PAPER
https://www.dickblick.com/items/black-ink-thai-ultralite-gossamer-mulberry-paper-21-x-30-natural-25-gsm/
Not essential, but I love using this paper in this process.
 

 


 


Mon Oct 24

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

There Is No Place Like Home!


$ 180  

 

In this class we will be constructing our houses and gluing papers to line the inside and outside of the house. This class sample is Halloween themed, but can easily be transformed into a different holiday or different scene. We will paint the little girl and glue the house pieces inside the boxes. Using house shaped beveled glass, will will solder it to the house box.

Materials Fee $25 paid at beginning of class includes:

Glass, copper tape, cardboard to make house box, feet for bottom of house, papers, little girl, paints, other pieces for your house, 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, mod podge glue, scissors, paint brushes, jewelry pliers set, rag or towel, apron

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

 

 

 


 


Susan Rossiter
9:00 - 4:30
Mon Oct 24

BadAss Abstracts


$ 180  

 

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
 


Susan Schenk
9:00 - 4:30
Mon Oct 24

Collage Your Pet:


$ 175  

 

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
Mon Oct 24

Lemonade


$ 180  

 

This joyful painting is all about creating a colorful and interesting background. The step by step instruction allows painters of all levels to complete a successful painting. We will be using a wet into wet technique to create the under painting and then proceed to 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 80% 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
• Use of rubber stamps and 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
• Board or plastic support for your 11” x 15” watercolor painting
• Hair dryer is helpful, but not necessary
• Soft rag, about the size of a hand towel
 
 


Micah Goguen
9:00 - 4:30
Mon Oct 24

Easy Ragamuffin Portraits


$ 180  

 

Join artist Micah Goguen as we take your favorite portrait and layer, embellish and adorn with layers of mixed media. This goof proof portrait class won’t require you to draw a portrait to get a stunning result. We will learn how to apply the layers in an order that showcases the property of each media. All materials are provided, you just need to bring your image. We will be learning aspect of collage, tinting with fluid acrylics, application with palette knife, stenciling and drawing with dry media. Your image you bring should be printed full size on standard copy paper in black and white. You can email the image to micahgoguenart@gmail.com for comments or approval if concerned about complexity or layout.

Materials Fee $25 paid at beginning of class includes:

(to keep)
• 8 x 10 Ampersand Gessobord
https://www.jerrysartarama.com/gel-press-printing-plates
• Mystery TCW stencil
• Plastic palette knife
• Collage papers
(to use)
• GOLDEN soft gel gloss
https://www.jerrysartarama.com/golden-gel-mediums
• GOLDEN fluid acrylics
https://www.jerrysartarama.com/golden-fluid-acrylic-sets
• Pastels/colored pencils
• Paint brushes of various sizes

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

• Your full page black and white copy of image
• You can bring your own stencils and collage paper if you like but everything you need is provided.
 


Ruth Chandler
9:00 - 4:30
Mon Oct 24

Boro Bag


$ 180  

 

Boro is a Japanese word meaning “tattered rags.” You will learn a little of the history of Boro as you stitch on your hand-dyed indigo bag Ruth has dyed herself.
You will be able to choose bits and pieces of hand-dyed indigo and authentic Japanese fabrics to add (patches) to your bag. Ruth will be able to teach you any hand-stitches you would like to learn.

Supply Fee  $30 payabale to instructor at beginning of class includes:
Indigo-dyed bag for base
Hand-dyed indigo fabric
Authentic Japanese fabric
Huge selection of threads
Needles
Supply list to bring to class:

Thimble
Readers (if needed)
 

Chocolate to share
 


Renee Richetts
9:00 - 4:30
Mon Oct 24

Altered Books-We Can Use Them for Art, Or They’ll Be Shredded for Pulp


$ 180  

 

Many artists feel that turning a book into a mixed-media sculpture is a desecration. In this workshop, as the title implies, we take books slated for the land-fill, and turn them into amazing art forms that are visually wonderful.
Using recycled books, collage, pens and art papers, attendees will create an altered book sculpture worthy of display in your home or at your local book arts exhibition.
Techniques we will practice:
• How to pick the book
• Covering the existing cover—the book binder’s way
• Cut-a-ways and folds to create a 3-D effect
• Removing or adding text to frame your narrative
• Making accordion fold pull-out pages
• Adding pockets and inserts
 

Materials Fee $25 paid at beginning of class includes:

Most all materials, including books and tools, will be provided. They will be yours to keep.

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

A pair of scissors
A Crop-a-Dile hole punch and eyelet setter
 


Mon Eve Oct 24

Pamela Sue Johnson
6:30 - 9:30
Mon Eve Oct 24

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.


Susan Schenk
6:30 - 9:30
Mon Eve Oct 24

Collage Nature


$ 95  

 

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
 


Katie Nichols
6:30 - 9:30
Mon Eve Oct 24

Vintage Pop Collage


$ 95  

 

We will explore collaging techniques from how to cut and create dynamic composition to surrealism and how to combine unlikely elements. Additional mixed media techniques like washes and distressing will be covered as well. We will talk about color story and learn how to desaturate and color match. Content revolves around mid-20th century pop culture advertising and imagery.

Materials Fee $25 paid at beginning of class includes:

50+ authentic vintage mid-20th century ads, illustrations and clippings
Miscellaneous hand picked ephemera
Various textural components
2 large scale artist-grade paper to collage on
Paints to use in class for washes and detail
Cardstock
 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Scissors- 1 pair large craft scissors, 1 pair smaller precision scissors
Xacto knife & 3-5 new blades (#11)
Cutting mat
Artist-grade white or clear glue stick (I prefer Elmer’s Craft Bond All Purpose glue stick)
2-3 Water-based medium brushes, various sizes

Optional:

Any of your own imagery you’d like to use
Watercolors & palette or fluid acrylics (I like Golden brand fluid acrylics)
Distress inks (I like Tim Holtz Distress Ink)
 


Mon Eve/Tue Eve Oct 24-25

Carol Spohn
6:30 - 9:30
Mon Eve/Tue Eve Oct 24-25

Book of Treasures


$ 180  

 

A white journal page can be intimidating. I find it easier to draw on a page with a little color on it. The pages in this charming journal are painted loosely with watercolors using stencils. The colors and textures on the pages inspire ideas to sketch. The finished journal is 20 pages and is 4” x 6”; which is a comfortable size to carry around. The cover is an old watercolor painting that was not as successful as you may have wished. This hand-made book is made without a binding. The pages are stuck together with double sided tape. This split class will allow the students to create the journal one evening and sketch in the journal on the second evening of class. Students of all levels of experience will complete a successful journal and will make a good start on drawing/sketching of rock shapes and other simple shapes.    

Students Need to bring:
• Your usual painting supplies which should include at least 2 water containers, paper towels, a fine mist spray bottle for water.
• Brushes: You may use your regular watercolor brushes. I use Scharff 960 Aqua Flow Super Round, Scharff or a large flat brush, #310 White Nylon round brushes sizes #8 and #4, (I will have Scharff brushes for purchase if you choose.
• Scissors
• A box of pop up tissues is necessary (like an inexpensive brand of Kleenex)
• Hair dryer is helpful, but not necessary
• An old watercolor or other painting on paper to be torn into a cover and binding. (I may have a few to share.) You can also paint a cover from the watercolor paper provided.
• Pencil and permanent black pen or Pentel Gel Fabric Black Pen
• If you have them, these are fun: gel pens, Stabilo pencil, Paint Markers and other mark makers. If you have any favorite mark makers, bring them along. Don’t buy them just for this class; I will have some to share.

$20 Supply fee paid to instructor at beginning of class includes:
• Written instructions and color photos

• At least 10 sheets of 90 lb. cotton watercolor paper to make the journal
• Mijello Mission Gold paints used in this painting
• Foam plate/pallet for watercolor paint
• Use of stencils
• Double stick tape
• Collage materials, eraser and other misc. supplies.
   


Jacqueline Sullivan
6:30 - 9:30
Mon Eve/Tue Eve Oct 24-25

Acrylic Textures ll


$ 180  

 

This class will also be about building a painting layer by layer. But these layers will be different. We will concentrate on "unusual textures" - those that cannot be bought at the art supply store. Let's get creative and think about what type of texture can we make from things around us! Coffeee, tea, sawdust, and more! Jacqueline will use her knowledge gained in her training as a Certified Artist Educator for Golden paints to help students develop an understanding of how to make many different acrylic mediums work better for them in their art work. Design qualities of an Abstract Painting is an integral part of the class. Color theory and design is part of any class that Jacqueline teaches in abstract art. Each student will receive extensive handouts with instructions and color photos for the various techniques that are covered in the class. Students will receive individual attention from the instructor, guaranteeing that their painting is a unique work of art.

Kit or Materials Fee – $10 paid to instructor at beginning of class includes items to share:

Fluid Acrylic Paints
Various glues, mediums, pastes and grounds
Lots of texture stuff
Tissue Paper
Extensive handouts
Plates for palettes
Stencils and many other tools to share

Supply List to bring to class
Stretched canvas no smaller than 12” in any direction and no larger than 24” in any direction
Acrylic brushes – an assortment of favorites including a 1”flat. I like the Golden Taklon brushes, like Simply Simmons (no sponge brushes please)
Water container – 16 to 32 oz plastic for rinsing brushes
Apron
Paper Towels
Notebook

 


 


Mon/Tue Oct 24-25

Donna Downey
9:00 - 4:30
Mon/Tue Oct 24-25

Simplified Portrait


$ 360  

 

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)


Tue Oct 25

Rochelle Gaukel
9:00 - 4:30
Tue Oct 25

Stamped Solder Wrap Bracelet


$ 180  

 

In this workshop you will learn how to stamp molten solder onto metal shapes. These shapes will be the focal pieces to the wrap linked bracelet. You will form your links into ovals or circles and texturize them with a hammer so that they take on an organic look. Once your bracelet is assembled, we will use Novacan black to give it that patina that makes the stamped areas “pop” in your bracelet.

Materials Fee $15 paid at beginning of class includes:

Metal and brass wire for links. Also includes the patina and polishing pads needed for antiquing the metals

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, metal bench block and pad, ball peen hammer, metal shears to cut metal, rubber mallet, jewelry pliers set, wire cutters, rag or towel, apron


 

 

 


 


Pamela Sue Johnson
9:00 - 4:30
Tue Oct 25

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


Trish McKinney
9:00 - 4:30
Tue Oct 25

Creative Awakenings – Altered Book Journaling


$ 180  

 

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

Materials Fee $25 paid at beginning of class includes:

Prepared Books to Alter, GOLDEN Fluid Acrylics, Gesso, & Matte Medium, Brushes, Inspirational words to collage, Reference Photos, Handouts, & more!

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

water container, & paper towels
Optional: students may choose bring various personal ephemra – ie, inspirational words & quotes, old photos & handwritten pages to collage, etc…
 


Susan Schenk
9:00 - 4:30
Tue Oct 25

Wild Animal Portrait Collage


$ 175  

 

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.


 


Anni Schwabe
9:00 - 4:30
Tue Oct 25

Mist


$ 180  

 

I love experimenting with creating translucency by embedding organic elements between layers of paper ‘skins’. The result is a misty and mysterious collection of sealed treasures.
We will be transforming an accordioned art book using watercolor paper, rice paper, tea bags, tissue and a myriad of translucent products that will form windows of embedded natural elements, utilizing positive and negative space.
Bamboo sticks will weave through hasp openings for a stand-alone art piece. Optionally, we will be inscribing our marks by burning holes through some the papers as we go along.
 

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

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:
Tacky glue, gel medium, soft paint brushes, bone folder, scissors, pencil and eraser, paper towels, assorted pressed and flat organic elements, i.e. leaves, flowers, feathers etc. Only flattened and dried elements can be embedded; small seeds, sticks etc. may be attached atop


Libby Williamson
9:00 - 4:30
Tue Oct 25

Wonky Sisters


$ 180  

 

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.
 


Renee Richetts
9:00 - 4:30
Tue Oct 25

Sew the Book-Roll the Beads


$ 180  

 

Nothing says “truly original” if you do the stitching yourself, add your own hand-made embellishments and create a true work of art never found in commercial venues.
People in Europe and Asia began sewing loose papers together to protect them at least as far back as the 6th century. To further protect the folio/pages, wood covers were often used. Today we use matt board for the protection, but the stitches often remain as they were centuries ago.
In this workshop, using beautiful art papers and board provided, you will learn to make a hard-cover stab-stitched book and a basic soft cover figure-eight book. Want to take your books up to another level? You will also make your own paper bead embellishments.
Techniques included:
Cutting and decorating book-board
Making folded sections, including pockets
Stab-stitch binding
Figure-eight stitching
Accordion folded pages
Rolling paper strips into beads
 

Materials Fee $25 paid at beginning of class includes:

All materials, including books and tools, will be provided. Tools will be yours to keep.

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

A pair of scissors
Crop-A-Dile hole and eyelet punch
A 12-inch metal edged ruler
 


Tue AM Oct 25

Weina Dinata
9:00 - 12:00
Tue AM Oct 25

Native Plant Table Top Garden


$ 95  

 

Come learn about the beauty and importance of Pacific Northwest native plants for our local habitat while you create a unique sustainable tabletop mini-habitat garden.
In this hands-on class you’ll use a repurposed lamp globe to house your new native plant and express its natural woodland habitat through basic plant design approaches integrated with flower arrangement techniques using natural and fun elements, such as moss, woodchips, branches, and faux bird or insect additions.
During class we’ll discuss what native plants are and explore their versatility and benefits, such as their important role for our local declining populations of birds and insects.
You’ll walk away with a woodland tabletop garden and be inspired and empowered with lots of information and resources on how to help our local habitat, even if you’re an apartment dweller or a renter without garden space! You can be the steward for our habitat wherever you live!
 

Materials Fee $20  paid at beginning of class includes:

• Repurposed lamp globe with base and drainage assembled (a variety of lamp globes)
• PNW native woodland
• Organic soil
• Rocks for drainage
• Native greeneries
• Natural elements like moss, woodchips, and branches
• Decorative elements like faux birds and insects like ladybugs and butterflies
• Decorative ceramic mushrooms by a local artist
• A hand-out of important information about native plants, tips, resources, and care instruction
 


Tue AFT Oct 25

Weina Dinata
1:30-4:30
Tue AFT Oct 25

Native Plant Table Top Garden


$ 95  

 

Come learn about the beauty and importance of Pacific Northwest native plants for our local habitat while you create a unique sustainable tabletop mini-habitat garden.
In this hands-on class you’ll use a repurposed lamp globe to house your new native plant and express its natural woodland habitat through basic plant design approaches integrated with flower arrangement techniques using natural and fun elements, such as moss, woodchips, branches, and faux bird or insect additions.
During class we’ll discuss what native plants are and explore their versatility and benefits, such as their important role for our local declining populations of birds and insects.
You’ll walk away with a woodland tabletop garden and be inspired and empowered with lots of information and resources on how to help our local habitat, even if you’re an apartment dweller or a renter without garden space! You can be the steward for our habitat wherever you live!
 

Materials Fee $20  paid at beginning of class includes:

• Repurposed lamp globe with base and drainage assembled (a variety of lamp globes)
• PNW native woodland
• Organic soil
• Rocks for drainage
• Native greeneries
• Natural elements like moss, woodchips, and branches
• Decorative elements like faux birds and insects like ladybugs and butterflies
• Decorative ceramic mushrooms by a local artist
• A hand-out of important information about native plants, tips, resources, and care instruction
 


Tue Eve Oct 25

Pamela Sue Johnson
6:30 - 9:30
Tue Eve Oct 25

Rapid Fire Mixed Media Collage


$ 95  

 

This is a fun paced workshop where each participant will create (4) small mixed-media collage artworks measuring 6x6. This class is designed to satisfy the creative need to learn and complete a new project. We will move at a steady pace with a variety of mixed-media techniques being demonstrated including collage. Suitable for all levels.
By the end of the workshop, you will have 4 small artworks to take home.
 

Materials Fee $20 paid at beginning of class includes:

EVERYTHING SUPPLIED in this workshop. You just bring YOU and your sense of creative adventure!
Canvas panels
Gel Medium
Applicator
White Gel Pen
Charcoal Pencil

Shared resources include acrylic paint, collage elements, rubber stamps, stencils and art crayons

Feel free to bring your fave mixed-media tools to play with!
 

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.


Susan Rossiter
6:30 - 9:30
Tue Eve Oct 25

PINK


$ 95  

 

Explore some unlikely color combinations that make gorgeous pinks. In this evening workshop, we’ll work with a limited color palette to make several colors that will work harmoniously together. We’ll also use a no-fail process for abstract compositions. This is a perfect brain free evening class to relax and enjoy. I’ll bring the music!

 Susan.Rossiter@yahoo.com

Materials Fee $30 paid to instructor at beginning of class includes:
includes 3 bottles of GOLDEN Paints (you’ll take home) in our mysterious limited palette colors, and use of additional shared colors, fine liners

Supplies Needed to bring for Class:
Soft gel medium
Water container
Your brush set, palette knife (I’m using Silver Brush Monza flats &rounds)
Small brayer (I’m using a 1.5” speedball)
Palette paper or plates for mixing
2-3 Gessoed substrates (your choice of canvas or panels 12x12’ or smaller)
Blow dryer


 


Susan Schenk
6:30 - 9:30
Tue Eve Oct 25

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.


Katie Nichols
6:30 - 9:30
Tue Eve Oct 25

Nightmares & Dreamscapes


$ 95  

 

In this collage course we will experiment with creepy and ethereal imagery. Anyone with an appetite for the dark and mysterious will enjoy creating pieces that celebrate the eerie side of surrealism. Participants will learn techniques for making textures, distressing, as well as how to combine images to evoke an emotional response in the viewer. We will play with combining different mediums for different effects. Just how macabre the piece becomes is up to each artist!

Materials Fee $20 paid at beginning of class includes:

30+ pieces vintage imagery and ephemera, black & white photos
Textural elements
Black chip board for mounting
Paint to use in class for dry brushing and other techniques
Distress ink
Sandpaper
Cardstock
 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Scissors- 1 pair large craft scissors, 1 pair smaller precision scissors
Xacto knife & 3-5 new blades (#11)
Cutting mat
Artist-grade white or clear glue stick (I prefer Elmer’s Craft Bond All Purpose glue stick)
Brushes- flat or fan brush with course bristles for dry brushing; 2 water based medium brushes, small & medium

Optional:

Old family photos or imagery you’d like to incorporate
Watercolors & palette
Additional brushes
Drawing pencils/ eraser
Charcoal, white chalk pencil
 


Nancy Burkard
6:30 - 9:30
Tue Eve Oct 25

Cute Gnome Ornament


$ 80  

 

Come make theses cute gnome ornaments for friends and family for christmas

Materials Fee $20 paid at beginning of class includes:

all supplies

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

low temp glue gun 
scissors

Any questions on supplies, email me at nanigoat6@hotmail.com

  


Tue/Wed Oct 25-26

Leighanna Light
9:00 - 4:30
Tue/Wed Oct 25-26

Re-Leafed/ Ancient Art of Eeep Making


$ 380  

 

I call my tin figurative assemblages “Eeeps” and I have been making these for the past 15 years. Each year they seem to grow, change and morph into something different and this year is no exception!
In this inspiring workshop we will be using an empty tin for our base, as we do in my “Faux Etching” workshop, only this time we are using completely different materials and techniques.
In the morning we will begin by using a two part clay to create one of a kind faces for our Eeeps. I will demonstrate a quick & easy way to make a mold of just about anything and I will have my hand made molds available for you to use.
From there we will move on to leaf printing. Leaf printing on metal was a happy accident that I discovered after using metal instead of tiles to hold eco dyed paper. I spent months perfecting this technique and I am thrilled to share this with you! We will attach our favorite leaf print to the cover of our Eeep, and you will have extra to take home for other projects.
The rest of the afternoon will be spent constructing a unique figurative sculpture using the metal that we altered, our new faces and found objects. While working on the sculpture we will cover basic cold connection methods as well as composition & design.
On the second day we will work on the inside of our sculptures, creating a small book or whatever else you can imagine inside the belly of your Eeep.
You will leave with at least one figurative sculptures, 2 if you tend to work fast. Your final Eeeps will be approximately 12” x 6” after adding found objects. The tin itself measures 4”x3” 1 1/2”.
 

Materials Fee $25 paid at beginning of class includes:

2 tins, dowels, wire, nuts & bolts, found objects, hand made eco dyed paper and fabric for insert, leaves, molds, stains, needles and thread, spray fixative glazes, as well as tools and other consumables. 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Please read the supply list now and collect your supplies early. You may have to order some things online, please allow plenty of time for this. I ask that you bring these exact supplies to class because I have tested them and know they will work for this specific project. I will never ask you to bring something that we won’t use in class. If you have trouble finding anything, or if you have any questions, please contact me at least one week prior to class at lklight@copper.net.

AVES APOXIE CLAY or MAGIC SCULPT, 8 oz.

METAL, BRASS OR COPPER
At least one piece of each, 4 x 6 or larger, thin enough to cut with tin snips which I will have in class. Metal absolutely must these specific metals or the process will not work, no aluminum please.
This is available at ACE Hardware, please purchase it from here as some metals aren’t always what they say- more on that in class!
BRASS http://www.acehardware.com/product/index.jsp?productId=106613126
COPPER http://www.acehardware.com/product/index.jsp?productId=20974156
K&S measures metal by thickness not gauge and it is listed in the product description before the size. A good thickness is .010. The thickness isn’t super important, you’ll need to be able to cut it with scissors.

PVA GLUE, available here...http://www.dickblick.com/products/books-by-hand-polyvinyl-acetate-pva/
GESSO, any kind, 6 oz. or less

ACRYLIC PAINT, 1-3 small bottles or tubes, we will be using this to paint the pages of our book. You can’t go wrong with blue, brown and green as it will match the colors in your leaf printed metal.

WATERCOLOR PAPER, 11 X 15, 140 pound, 2 sheets rolled for travel

FOUND OBJECTS, A variety of objects that can be added to your sculpture... Think of small objects that can be used as legs, arms, hair and hats. Please see class pictures for ideas.

BRUSHES one or two inexpensive craft brushes,
A PAINT CUP for water
A PENCIL
A 12 INCH METAL RULER

A CRAFT HEAT GUN

Your favorite ECO DYED PAPER or other paper that you love! We will be using this to add to your small book. Please bring a few extra small pieces to share.

2 PAIR OF DISPOSABLE GLOVES


OPTIONAL
I will have several of these for the class to share. If you’d rather not wait, please bring your own.

STENCILS, I will have plenty to share but feel free to bring your own.

A METAL PUNCH- used for punching holes in metal,. If you have one, please bring it. If not, don’t go out & buy one, I will have 2 or 3 to share.

 

 


 


Wed Oct 26

Donna Downey
9:00 - 4:30
Wed Oct 26

The Art of Destruction


$ 180  

 

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 


Rochelle Gaukel
9:00 - 4:30
Wed Oct 26

Beautiful Bezels


$ 180  

 

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.
 

 


 


Jesse Reno
9:00 - 4:30
Wed Oct 26

Ancient Faces - Experimental Painting


$ 180  

 

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
 
 


Susan Schenk
9:00 - 4:30
Wed Oct 26

Collage a Nest on Cradle Board


$ 180  

 

Do you have a nesting instinct? Take mixed media to a new level. Use scrap paper, leftover yarns and this and that to create a striking bird nest on cradle board. You will be guided through the technical challenge of making realistic renderings from recycled materials to produce a ready-to-hang work of art. Guaranteed to charm. No drawing skills needed.

Supplies Needed for Class:

Papers that are interesting to you—maps, music, scrapbook sheets, magazines.
Bits of string, raffia, and feathers to weave into your nest
Cutting mat
Exacto knife and extra blades; scissors
Matte medium, small paper cup and brush for spreading medium
Optional:
Color photo or photocopy of a bird nest. 8x10. Many reference photos available in class.
Metallic pens and paints with brushes
An apron is always a good idea

All other materials will be provided including reference photos of nests and cradle board
One 10 x 10 cradle board painted black (acrylic or gesso).

 


Anni Schwabe
9:00 - 4:30
Wed Oct 26

Earth Scape Mobile


$ 180  

 

This fairly simple process truly ends up a fine, self-standing art sculpture. We will be creating two mobiles by manipulating black wire with pliers creating individual leaves. No previous experience is necessary. We will be hammering each leaf flat to prepare for the next step.
Using matte medium, we will be covering each leaf with beautiful, naturally hued tea bags. The wires will be formed, attached, and balanced to its rock base. Art-marking: the tea bags lend themselves beautifully to marking with burn holes, if desired. The 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 - 3 gauges of black steel, wire cutters, tea bags, burning implements, 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, liquid gel medium, paint brushes for gluing
Optional: wire cutters, paper towels, apron, baby wipes

email: handgathered@hotmail.com


Carol Spohn
9:00 - 4:30
Wed Oct 26

Snowy Owl


$ 180  

 

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.
 

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.
 


Libby Williamson
9:00 - 4:30
Wed Oct 26

Tea Bag Revival


$ 180  

 

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
Wed Oct 26

The Book of Marks


$ 180  

 

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


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

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

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

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


Renee Richetts
9:00 - 4:30
Wed Oct 26

Hinged Metal Books


$ 180  

 

Bang, Bam, Oh Wow! Hinged metal books and their wonderful metal pages

During this workshop attendees will make an artist book that is crazy-unique!
Hammering soft, up-cycled metal into pages, and using actual hinges to “bind” the pages together, the results are attention-grabbing at its very best.
Techniques you learn include:
• “Forging” without the heat
• Mixed-media assemblage
• What can constitute an embellishment (hint: it is if you say it is)
• At least 3 ways to add embellishments to the book that don’t involve glue
 

Materials Fee $25 paid at beginning of class includes:

Most materials, including hardware and tools, will be provided.

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

A hammer
Crop-A-Dile hole and eyelet punch
 


Nancy Burkard
9:00 - 4:30
Wed Oct 26

Beautiful Powdered Coated Jewelry


$ 170  

 

You will learn to make beautiful pendants and earrings from formed copper and coat with powder coating for beautiful colors. The powder coating looks very similar to enamel.

Materials Fee $50 paid at beginning of class includes:

Hot coat powder
cardstock for templates
copper sheeting
earring wires and bails
6 inch electric skillet (yours if you want it)
Hot coat powder
Paint brushes
Foil
Sanding blocks
Small files
2 sifters

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Shears for cutting copper. Paper scissors. Felt pen for tracing patterns. Jewelry tools if you have them, specifically needle nose and flat nose pliers.
Small rubber hammer.

Any questions on supplies, email me at nanigoat6@hotmail.com
  


Wed AM Oct 26

Weina Dinata
9:00 - 12:00
Wed AM Oct 26

Moss ball/Kokedama


$ 95  

 

You’ll learn how to create and care for a striking and unique Japanese art of bonsai without a container called moss ball or kokedama. Kokedama, translated as moss ball, is a form of bonsai in Japan; it’s also called Poor Man’s Bonsai.

Creating Kokedama is about being present and mindful, it’s about honoring and reflecting on the Japanese principle and design sense of Wabisabi—an appreciation of the imperfections and impermanence of natural beauty. The characteristics of Wabisabi include simplicity, warmth, earthiness, irregularity, roughness, and acceptance. The workshop includes all the materials for assembling your moss ball, a step-by-step breakdown of the process, and helpful care tips for keeping your creation happy and healthy. During the workshop you can also decide to make a hanging or table-top version.
Last but not least, you’ll also learn the difference between native and non-native including tropical plants, in relation to our habitat. You will walk away feeling empowered with information about native plants & resources to become a steward for our habitat!


Materials Fee $20 paid at beginning of class includes:

• PNW native woodland for outdoor or tropical plant for indoor
• Organic soil + bonsai mix
• Preserved sheet moss
• Metal ring
• Waxed thread, decorative strings, fishing line & beads (optional)
• A hand-out of important information about native plants, tips, resources, and care instruction
Please email Weina with your choice between native (outdoor) or tropical (indoor) plants. weina@poppyandfinch.com  


Wed AFT Oct 26

Weina Dinata
1:30-4:30
Wed AFT Oct 26

Moss ball/Kokedama


$ 95  

 

You’ll learn how to create and care for a striking and unique Japanese art of bonsai without a container called moss ball or kokedama. Kokedama, translated as moss ball, is a form of bonsai in Japan; it’s also called Poor Man’s Bonsai.

Creating Kokedama is about being present and mindful, it’s about honoring and reflecting on the Japanese principle and design sense of Wabisabi—an appreciation of the imperfections and impermanence of natural beauty. The characteristics of Wabisabi include simplicity, warmth, earthiness, irregularity, roughness, and acceptance. The workshop includes all the materials for assembling your moss ball, a step-by-step breakdown of the process, and helpful care tips for keeping your creation happy and healthy. During the workshop you can also decide to make a hanging or table-top version.
Last but not least, you’ll also learn the difference between native and non-native including tropical plants, in relation to our habitat. You will walk away feeling empowered with information about native plants & resources to become a steward for our habitat!  
 

Materials Fee $20  paid at beginning of class includes:

• PNW native woodland for outdoor or tropical plant for indoor
• Organic soil + bonsai mix
• Preserved sheet moss
• Metal ring
• Waxed thread, decorative strings, fishing line & beads (optional)
• A hand-out of important information about native plants, tips, resources, and care instruction
Please email Weina with your choice between native (outdoor) or tropical (indoor) plants.  weina@poppyandfinch.com