Portland, OR 2023 Art and Soul Workshops

Workshop Details

Tues April 11

Trish McKinney
9:00 - 4:30
Tues April 11

Wanderlust Watermedia


$ 185  

 

“Not all those who wander are lost.” J.R.R. Tolkien.
 Are you like me and love to travel and wander?
It feeds the artist’s soul to behold a new vista, listen to the music of a different language, smell the appetizing aromas of unfamiliar foods – to have an adventure!
This class will be about how to capture all of this and perfect the fine art of seeing – capturing the essence of a place, the colors, the vistas, the moment. Students will be provided with colorful Gel Press printed journals to fill with shapes, words and images. Trish will demonstrate how she captures moments while traveling through her unique way of watercolor quick-sketching by drawing with her brush!
Students will learn mixed media techniques for filling their journals by integrating watercolor sketches & words with the fun pre-printed shapes & patterns on their journal cover pages – creating a theme and reinforcing the important design principal of harmony! This class will inspire you to stop and soak in the essence of a place in the most creative way!

Links: https://www.trishmckinney.com/sketches
https://youtu.be/yDKIB5yQZUk
 

Materials Fee $30 paid at beginning of class includes:

Gel-Printed Watercolor Pre-Made Journals with an Instuctional Handout, GOLDEN Paints, Gesso, & Matte Medium, Brushes, StencilGirl Stencils, Inspirational Words & Ephemra, Reference Photos, Handouts, & more!

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

bone folder, water container & paper towels
Optional Materials To Bring:
personal inspirational ephemra for the journal - favorite quotes, beautiful papers to collage, your favorite textural stamps, & stencils & reference images from a trip, or whatever inspires you, note: reference images should be sized 5”h x 7”w if possible.


 


Lisa Bebi
9:00 - 4:30
Tues April 11

The Dope: Abstracts that Work!


$ 185  

 

Ever feel like your abstracts are just a mess. Learn the DOPE on how to make effective abstracts that are awake and are relatable. There are a few keys to success.

Materials Fee $65 paid at beginning of class includes:

everything you need for this class, including but not limited to: instructions, substrates, paints, mark making materials, gels and mediums, paint brushes, markers

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

apron and latex gloves if desired


Ruth Greening
9:00 - 4:30
Tues April 11

Shadow Box Wide Ring


$ 185  

 

This great ring can have so many personalities just depending on how bold you want to make it!
 In this class we will cover bezel setting a stone, making a heavy wire rim to compliment the shape of the stone, making a wide band ring, soldering and sawing. Wow, you will have some serious bling and knowledge at the end of this great fun class!
 

Materials Fee $65 cash  paid at beginning of class includes:

sterling silver sheet, wire and bezel wire for two rings. Flux, solder, sanding papers, polishing supplies. Butane, patina and applicators and other disposables.
I will also have additional silver and a small selection of stones for sale.

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

please bring one or more cabochon stones to set (please keep under ½” remember we will be building out from the stone! Tall stones look very nice, oval and round are easiest to work with).
Basic jewelry tools; flat, needle nose, half round with flat pliers. 6” to 8” flat and half round jewelry files, cut #2, these are jewelry files for metal not diamond files**Please no ‘Harbor freight specials’** check Otto Frei for good files. Jeweler’s saw with 1/0 or 2/0 blades. Ruler or digital measuring calipers.
Large butane torch (like a Big Buddy) I will have butane gas available.
Portable bench pin. Because of the way the tables are made it is a good idea to have some extra strips of wood to help the fit, maybe a stack of popsicle sticks? A Steel bench block, tweezers
Rawhide hammer, ball peen hammer, texture hammers if you want
Nice to have but not necessary are ring forming pliers with plastic inserts, optical assistance and lighting.
 


Helene Knott
9:00 - 4:30
Tues April 11

Marvelous Stitched Molas


$ 185  

 

Molas are a decorative folk art applique practiced by the natives of the San Blas Islands off of Panama. In this technique, several brightly colored fabrics are layered then cut away and reverse appliquéd to create a design, usually depicting Folk Art themes. A traditional Mola is made by hand but there will be an option to make one using an easy machine technique if you prefer. In the class, you will make a ‘Molita’ (a small Mola made for the souvenir trade), that can be made into a small wall hanging, pillow, or incorporated into a future garment or bag project. There will be a variety of tribal and folk art motifs to choose from.

Please be courteous to others by arriving for class with the correct supplies.. Please note that students purchasing kits will still need to bring all the supplies underlined on the list. 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:

• Hand sewing kit includes: Four to five pieces of fabric in various colors of your (some motifs for the class will require four colors and some five), thread, hand applique needle, transfer paper, plastic overlay sheet, a chalk marking pencil, and a pattern packet.
• Machine sewing kit includes: Four to five pieces of fabric in various colors of your (some motifs for the class will require four colors and some five), thread, stabilizer, a foundation pattern (see note), and a master pattern packet. NOTE: You will receive one foundation pattern in the kit, additional foundations may be purchased for a nominal fee.

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

• Embroidery scissors: To cut fine reverse appliqué details. These are absolutely necessary! Bring small-jawed, sharp pointed embroidery scissors not regular sewing shears or appliqué scissors.
• A Seam ripper: This tool is also absolutely necessary for this technique, make sure yours is sharp.
• Standard wooden drawing pencil
• Sewing pins: For hand applique, the small appliqué pins are preferable to the standard quilting pins, for the precise, intricate designs. For the machine method, standard quilting or sewing pins will be fine.
• Sewing Machine: With extra bobbins and a free-motion stitching foot – stitching can be carried out with a regular piecing foot but that is a slower painstaking process, a free-motion foot makes this technique faster (FOR THE MACHINE METHOD ONLY).  We will have some machines to share.
• Portable light and/or magnifier (optional – for handwork only): 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, this too can be useful.

If you prefer to bring your own materials as opposed to purchasing a kit, please contact the instructor for more details as some supplies are specific to individual methods.
 


Andrea Chebeleu
9:00 - 4:30
Tues April 11

Juicy Junk Journal


$ 185  

 

We love a handmade journal but often the blank page is intimidating. This journal starts with some of our own hand painted papers. Slip your journal into a painted canvas cover and get to living in your journal.

Materials Fee $25 paid at beginning of class includes:

Mixed Papers
Custom Stencils
Foam Stamp making materials
Binding cord
Gaffers tape
Canvas for cover

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

3-5 acrylic paints, bone folder, awl, tapestry needle, scissors
Wax or oil pastels, Favorite black pens, paint markers
various paint brushes

Sewing Machines will be available to share.  If you live locally, it would be helpful if your bring your own.

Optional items: Acrylic ink, brayer


Dina Wakley
9:00 - 4:30
Tues April 11

Embracing Abstraction with Classic Compositions


$ 185  

 

Join me as we embrace abstract painting by riffing off of classic abstract compositions. We'll use tried-and-true layouts to start our paintings, and then will riff off the ideas and twist them in fun, artistic ways. This is a class that focuses on the "play" of art, and the "now what?" part of art.

Instructor Will Provide:

handout
stencils for sharing
collage fodder for sharing

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Your art journal
9x12 Watercolor paper pad, student grade is fine (I like Cason XL). We need lots of paper to play on!
Acrylic gesso
Acrylic paints
Marking tools like Scribble Sticks, Stabilo All pencils, etc.
Spray bottle with water
Paint brushes
Wipes/paper towels/water container to wash brushes
Two or three small canvases or wood panels, whatever size you'd like to use for your final paintings. Or, you can skip the canvases/panels and just work on paper. Up to you.
Plain collage paper tissue or deli paper
 


Jacqueline Sullivan
9:00 - 4:30
Tues April 11

Molding Paste and the Book


$ 185  

 

Acrylic molding paste can be used to make beautiful textures and designs. The unique book covers created by these processes are quite striking! In this class students will learn and experiment with several molding paste techniques including stenciling, stamping and scraping. Book covers are created by painting the molding paste and mounting on another piece of book board to form a cover. These covers will then be bound using a long stitch binding with a leather spine. 

Materials Fee $15 paid at beginning of class includes:

precut pages, boards and leather

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Water container for rinsing brushes- 16 to 32 oz plastic
Paint brush – about 1” in width (flat) I like the Golden Natural brushes by Silver Brush
Palette Knife
Crop a dile if you have one (Instructor will have some to share)
Japanese screw punch with a 1mm bit (Instructor will have some to share).
Stencils and Stamps (instructor will have some to share)
 


Debbie Rijns
9:00 - 4:30
Tues April 11

African Ostrich Egg Bowl


$ 185  

 

Ostrich eggshells are wonderful things.  Not only are they decorative, but have been sed for millennium by the San people of Africa for storing water in the desert.  We will take half a shell and embellish it with an assortment of different techniques to make a very special and unique item

Materials Fee $45 paid at beginning of class includes:

1/2 African Ostrich Eggshell
Assorted Wires
Vintage & modern African beads
Wooden stand for Eggshell Bowl

To Share:
imitation gold/copper leaf
leaf size and cups

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

25 gm PMC
PMC syringe
1mm cotton cord for attaching beads
sandpaper 320 and 400 grit
wire cutters
large soft make up brush for applying  leaf
glue stick
pencil
soft paintbrush
Scissors


 


Anni Schwabe
9:00 - 4:30
Tues April 11

India Ink Narrative


$ 185  

 

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, masking tape, 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
 

 


Lisa Agaran
9:00 - 4:30
Tues April 11

Wabi Sabi Art Journal


$ 185  

 

Wabi Sabi is a Japanese philosophy that believes beauty can be found in what is naturally imperfect, aged and weathered. When we learn to accept what is unfolding before us without judgment and expectations, we allow more joy and flow into our art making. In this class, you will be creating and customizing your own handmade Wabi Sabi art journal from scratch using the tab hinge bookbinding method (no stitching needed!). You will also be creating your own unique and rich collage papers through the use of Gelli printing. Transform your journal pages into abstract art that captures the feel of Wabi Sabi through the use of texturizing, collaging, asemic writing and kintsugi pages. 

Materials Fee $25 paid at beginning of class includes:

Instructor will be providing printed instructions of all lessons covered and additional collage materials.
 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

(12) 12 x 18 in. 140 lb. watercolor sheets, scored in the center 9 inches, folded and then trimmed to 9 x 9 in. signatures when folded. (Final journal size will be 9 x 9 in. when closed and 9 x 18 in. when opened. You should have a total of 12 signatures)
9 x 12 in. 70 lb. inexpensive drawing paper or bond paper
(4) sheets of inexpensive newsprint (used to place under journal pages while working on pages)
Acrylic paints -fluid or full body (your favorite colors + unbleached titanium or buff and black)
Gesso (white)
Matte Medium, Decoupage OR Mod Podge
Crafter’s Pick The Ultimate, Strong Tacky Glue OR Book Binding Glue
Cheesecloth
Muslin Fabric OR Cotton Quilting Fabric – 1/4 yard should be enough
Colored pencils (your favorite colors) & pencil sharpener
Ultra fine sharpie OR Pigma Micron Pen
Metallic Gold Sharpie OR Uni-ball Signo Gold
Metallic Gold Acrylic Paint
Paint brushes (variety of sizes & styles, also include a brush to apply matte medium/decoupage–doesn’t have to be expensive brushes)
White plastic plates OR butcher tray for mixing paint
Cup for water
Small Sea Sponge
Sponge and bowl (or small bucket) for water - used to wipe off access paint off of brayer.
Gelli Plate (8 x 10 inches or more) and & Brayer
Small fine mist water bottle
Scoring Tool (bone folder OR Kemper Double Ball Stylus Embossing Tool)
Xacto-knife and cutting mat
Scissors
Ruler/Straight Edge
Paper Towels & hand wipes
Putty Spreader or burnisher (for smoothing down collage materials)
Plastic Palette Knife (for applying gesso to pages and mixing paint)
Hairdryer & extension cord/power strip
Portable table lamp for extra lighting (optional)


Micah Goguen
9:00 - 4:30
Tues April 11

Ragamuffin Easy Portraits


$ 185  

 

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 $20 cash  paid at beginning of class includes:

(to keep)
• 8 x 10 Ampersand Gessobord
https://www.jerrysartarama.com/gel-press-printing-plates
• Mystery stencil
• Plastic palette knife
• Collage papers

(to use)
• GOLDEN soft gel gloss
• GOLDEN fluid acrylics
• Pastels/colored pencils
• Paint brushes of various sizes

 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

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


Libby Williamson
9:00 - 4:30
Tues April 11

Collage Magic


$ 185  

 

Create gorgeous, magical, collages with hand-painted papers, canvas, and free-motion machine stitching using luscious painted (vintage ledger papers, deli sheets, old phone books, maps and ephemera). The addition of free-motion stitching brings these collages to life. They can be sewn into journal covers or finished as art for the wall.

Materials Fee $ paid at beginning of class includes:

info to come

 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:


Tue/Tue Eve April 11

Jacqueline Newbold
9:00 - 4:30 & 6:30 - 9:30
Tue/Tue Eve April 11

Watercolor Nature Journal


$ 285  

 

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

Materials Fee $15 paid at beginning of class includes:

Gouache, Acrylic paint, Latex paint, watercolor paint samples, inks, artist tape, tracing paper, field guides and reference photos,

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

• Top quality watercolor paints (not student grade!) I suggest you start out with having at least 6 colors, a warm and a cool of yellow, red, and blue. I would recommend top quality brands such as Daniel Smith, Windsor Newton, Holbein, or Sennelier. Suggested colors: COOL YELLOW: Lemon yellow or Hansa yellow light, WARM YELLOW; new Gamboge or quinacridone gold, COOL RED: Permanent rose or quinacridone rose, WARM RED: Permanent red or Windsor red, WARM BLUE: French ultramarine blue, COOL BLUE: cobalt blue. Optional colors include: Manganese blue, quinacridone purple, French vermilion, quinacridone burnt orange, and rich green gold. Check out my blog post for ideas of a well-rounded watercolor palette: http://djnewbold.blogspot.com/2017/12/a-well-rounded-watercolor-palette.html
• A watercolor palette such the Mijello Fusion AirTight Watercolor Palette (18 Wells)
• Watercolor brushes in a variety of sizes such as Princeton Brush & Co. Series 4050: round #3, round #8, ½ inch flat, and a liner brush size #2 or #4. Optional - A scrubby brush such as Cheap Joe’s Fritch Scrubber brush, size lifter 6 or 8
• Arches cold press watercolor block 7 x 10 inches
• Pencil and kneaded eraser
• Uni-Ball UM 153 Signo white gel pen
• A black glaze gel pen by Sakura
• Your favorite permanent black ink pen and a set of Faber Castell Pitt Artist pens XS, S, and Medium sized nibs
• Small cotton cloth or washcloth
• Small spray bottle
• Optional – small light box with extension cord
• Optional - Sharpie oil-based paint pens or other colored markers
• Optional- photo references of your favorite animals and flowers


 


Tues Eve April 11

Pamela Sue Johnson
6:30 - 9:30
Tues Eve April 11

The Art of Selling Your Art & Creative Vision Journaling


$ 100  

 

Ok, you’ve made a ton of art. You’ve gifted artworks to many of your friends and family who say, “You could sell this!”
Where do you start?
This workshop is for you if:
• You are an art maker who wants to sell their artworks
• You have sold a few pieces here and there and want to sell more
• You need ideas how and where to get started
• You are ready to release your artworks to the world
• You are curious about the art of selling art and if you are ready to sell

In this workshop we will cover the mindset of being an art maker to becoming an art seller. We will discuss a variety of considerations for selling art such as:
• Pricing
• Marketing
• Payment systems
• Where to sell
• Who to sell to
• Shipping and Packaging

Students will also be introduced to the practice of Vision Journaling, a creative type of journaling that helps sharpen clarity and desire. Vision Journaling is an effective tool for everyone, and especially helpful for the art seller who is just getting started.
 
Materials Fee $10 paid at beginning of class includes:

The Art of Selling Art checklist
Vision Journaling templates and prompts
Shared vision journaling supplies such as art crayons and pastels
 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Your journal. Any kind of journal will do, or even a notebook
Your favorite pen to write with
 


Helene Knott
6:30 - 9:30
Tues Eve April 11

Joyous Garden Songbirds


$ 100  

 

Joyous Songbirds: These colorful birds really do sing – or, more appropriately – ring. Inspired by traditional strands of fabric birds from India that grace doorways, windows, and verandas; these birds start as modified 9-Patch quilt blocks. The birds are given 3-D or appliqued embroidered wings and then strung singly or in tandem, to hang where they can be heard and appreciated. You will make one 6” bird in class but a pattern will be provided to make future birds in varying sizes.
 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 in cash paid at beginning of class includes:

pre-pieced fabric block for a 6” bird, template plastic, felt, 3 skeins embroidery floss, sewing thread, hand sewing needle, beads/buttons, a jingle bell, fusible web, hanging cord, fiberfill and a pattern for more birds

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

  •  Scissors: Both utility for cutting plastic and craft scissors, preferably ones with shorter blades to allow for precise cutting and thread snipping.
  • A chalk marking pencil
  • Sewing pins
  •  A blunt skewer, wooden pencil, or chopstick: to stuff the bird.
  • Doll Needle: You will need an extra long needle (5” or so) to string your bird. The instructor will have several to share, but you may bring your own if you wish.
  • Sewing machine: with a piecing foot and standard accessories. NOTE – machine is optional, the brief sewing to assemble the bird may be done by hand.  Marchines will be available to share.


Tues/Wed April 11-12

Jill Berry
9:00 - 4:30
Tues/Wed April 11-12

An Intimate Atlas


$ 365  

 

Humans have making maps for thousands of years: it is an urge some of us can't resist. Using collage, illustration, journaling, paint, paper and other mixed media, we will create "maps" of our life experience. These maps of the imagination can record our journeys of the past, future, backyards, hopes, dreams, and mythological places. We will make varied maps and a book to contain them, and discuss the historical and contemporary treatments of maps and mapmaking.
Making maps of your life leads to both wonderful art and self-discovery. This class is about making a small book to contain six pop-up maps of your life experiences. The book structure is designed by me, easy to construct and will contain a small an intimate atlas of yourself.
Techniques covered include both traditional and non-traditional approaches to mapmaking.
 

Materials Fee $20 paid at beginning of class includes:

Kit for book
Dye inks
Walnut ink
Coloring agents

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Waterproof black fine line markers, such as Micron
Colored markers, colored pencils, paints, crayons, whatever you like to use
Pencil
Eraser
Ruler
Watercolor brushes, flats and rounds up to ½”
Water container
Paper Towels

Optional
Map or decorated paper for covers, 8” square (I have lots)
Any dye ink pads you have, and stencil brushes to go with them
Watercolor crayons
Cutting tool and mat


 


Kate Thompson
9:00 - 4:30
Tues/Wed April 11-12

The Abundant Book


$ 365  

 

I call this The Abundant Book because I celebrate all the beauty I have collected over the years. My love for vintage fabric and papers made me want to put all this goodness together into a book that will be a treasure and add to my beautiful collection of meaningful objects I can get visual pleasure and inspiration from. In this class we will be making a 3 signature art book (9.5" x 6") We will create the pages using a variety of techniques-dyeing, fabric patchworking, collage on paper. We will gather a collection of vintage ephemera to fill in the book pages as well. There are demonstrations on my particular way to collage and paint. Taking these collages a step further by dipping them into dye baths. I demonstrate image transfers, several embroidery stitches which create beautiful mark making, wire work, stitching a patchwork, layering borders and bundles with complexity as well as simplicity. It all comes together as we gather our pages into signatures and sew those signatures to create a beautiful intriguing book.

Materials Fee $ paid at beginning of class includes:

info to come

 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:


Tue/Wed/Thur April 11-13

Jesse Reno
9:00 - 4:30
Tue/Wed/Thur April 11-13

Freedom to Create - 3 Day Class


$ 520  

 

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


 


Wed April 12

Trish McKinney
9:00 - 4:30
Wed April 12

Natures Palette


$ 185  

 

Discover the wonder and beauty of Nature’s Palette through playful experimentation. Trish’s newest Nature’s Palette paintings have evolved into a collection she calls “Forest Bathing” and this new class will introduce how she intertwines words with nature. Students will learn some of her newest techniques on how to create texture and pattern in my backgrounds. They will discover the glories of nature’s palette as they implement nature into pours of acrylic ink-like paint. Leaves, grass, twigs, plants, stencils, mark-making and collage will then be used in creative ways to design a painting. Elements of design and drawing will be focused on to create a work of art. Bring your imagination and your sense of adventure and leave your inhibitions at the door! Expand nature’s palette and learn mixed media techniques in a new and exciting way!

Links: https://www.trishmckinney.com/naturespalette

Materials Fee $30 paid at beginning of class includes:

GOLDEN Paints – High Flow & Fluid Acrylics, & Gesso, - 12x12 Ampersand AquaBord Panels, Brushes, Leaves, StencilGirl Stencils, Textural Ephemra, Handouts, & more!

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

brayers & aprons – sometimes this class gets wild!

Optional Supplies: students may choose to bring an extra 12”x12” Ampersand AquaBord flat panel if they want more than 1 painting.


Lisa Bebi
9:00 - 4:30
Wed April 12

Gold Fish Bowl - A Mixed Media Delight!


$ 185  

 

Matisse's famous Goldfish Bowl painting was my inspiration for for this fun mixed media abstraction class - we will create up to 3 colorful paintings using a variety of mixed media techniques. Learn about mark making, abstract and color as we play with  the idea of the simple glass bowl as a container of fish, plants and dancing colors. This is an acrylics painting class. But other media will be available to use 

Materials Fee $65 paid at beginning of class includes:

everything you need for this class: instruction, inspiration materials,
substrates, paints, brushes, drawing sticks, pens, colored pencils, collage
material and more. 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

apron, latex gloves if desired


Ruth Greening
9:00 - 4:30
Wed April 12

Picture This


$ 185  

 

Have you ever imagined drawing with silver? In this class you will learn how to create a beautiful picture combing positive and negative space with your jeweler’s saw, silver wire and sheet.
You will be making miniature works of art to wear as a piece of jewelry! Consider adding a small cabochon stone for accent using bezel wire. Your imagination is your only limit!
  

Materials Fee $65 in cash  paid at beginning of class includes:

enough silver for two pendants, Flux, solder, sanding papers, polishing supplies. Butane, patina and applicators and other disposables.
I will also have additional silver and a small selection of stones for sale.
 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

please bring a small cabochon stone if you wish to add one.
Basic jewelry tools; flat, needle nose, half round with flat pliers. 6” to 8” flat and half round jewelry files, cut #2, these are jewelry files for metal not diamond files**Please no ‘Harbor freight specials’** check Otto Frei for good files. Jeweler’s saw with 1/0 or 2/0 blades. Ruler or digital measuring calipers.
Large butane torch (like a Big Buddy) I will have butane gas available.
Portable bench pin. Because of the way the tables are made it is a good idea to have some extra strips of wood to help the fit, maybe a stack of popsicle sticks? A Steel bench block, tweezers
Rawhide hammer, ball peen hammer, texture hammers if you want
Nice to have but not necessary are ring forming pliers with plastic inserts, optical assistance and lighting.
 


Helene Knott
9:00 - 4:30
Wed April 12

Thread Painting by Hand


$ 185  

 

Tapestries are usually woven but some from the past were hand embroidered. One of the most well known embroidered tapestry is the Bayeux Tapestry made in France in the 11th Century, commemorating the Norman Conquest of England by William the Duke of Normandy. This exquisite hand embroidered tapestry measures approximately 20 inches tall by a whopping 224 feet wide and consists of 58 scenes in beautifully detailed hand stitching.
No worries – in this class you will make a more modest sized tapestry measuring about 8” x 10” and rendered in a variety of hand stitches of your choice. The subject will be a still life styled after Van Gogh’s painting of sunflowers. The work will be carried out in a casual, free form approach following a general outline. Many Impressionist paintings can serve as inspiration for thread painting by hand, but the bold brush strokes Van Gogh used in his paintings, are easy to translate into stitchery. NOTE: This is handwork class, no sewing machine necessary.
 

Materials Fee $30 paid at beginning of class includes:

Felt foundation, 12 skeins of embroidery floss, a hand embroidery needle, water soluble stabilizer, a needle grabber, a master line drawing pattern, and a print for a color guide.

 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

  •  Embroidery scissors: with fine blades for precision cutting and snipping.
  •  Plain wooden drawing pencil.
  • White plastic eraser.
  •  Portable light and/or magnifier (optional – for handwork only): 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 
     


Dina Wakley
9:00 - 4:30
Wed April 12

Developing Layers in Mixed Media


$ 185  

 

Lynn Perella taught me, "You can't fake layers." Join me for an exploration of mixed-media layering techniques--what works, what doesn't, how to fix about anything.

Instructor Will Provide:

handout
stencils and stamps for sharing
collage fodder for sharing

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Your art journal
9x12 Watercolor paper pad, student grade is fine (I like Cason XL)
Acrylic gesso
Acrylic paints
Marking tools like Scribble Sticks, Stabilo All pencils, etc.
Paint pens like Posca
Spray bottle with water
Paint brushes
Wipes/paper towels/water container to wash brushes
Two or three small canvases or wood panels, whatever size you'd like to use for your final paintings. Or, you can skip the canvases/panels and just work on paper. Up to you.
Plain collage paper tissue or deli paper

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Andrea Chebeleu
9:00 - 4:30
Wed April 12

Mixed Media Prompt Deck


$ 185  

 

Facing the blank page or canvas does not have to paralyze you! Working with my mixed media prompt deck is my favorite way to get started. Once I've pulled a prompt or two my intiuition takes over and I'm wisked away to working in the flow.  We will make a magical deck together. Each card will depict some examples of the prompts on them. You will leave with your very own deck and a perhaps even a better understanding of some mixed media layering techniques. 

Materials Fee $15 paid at beginning of class includes:

Mixed Papers and Background for your Cards
Custom Stencils
Texture making kit
Pre-printed prompts

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

3-5 acrylic paints, brayer, scissors
Wax or oil pastels, Favorite black pens, paint markers
various paint brushes

Optional items: Acrylic ink


Debbie Rijns
9:00 - 4:30
Wed April 12

Still Spooning After All These Years


$ 185  

 

African inspiration infused with age old tradition, creating spoons for aesthetic and everyday use.  Made with cultural items and modern materials.

Materials Fee $20 paid at beginning of class includes:

African porcupine quills
cotton cords
colored wires
African beads
small nuts & bolts

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

PMC 15gm for 2 spoons
PMC tool kit
hollow round mould for shaping
impression material
wire cutters
flat nose pliers
scissors
badger balm or other resist


Rochelle Gaukel
9:00 - 4:30
Wed April 12

Soldering 101


$ 185  

 

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

We will be using rhinestones, buttons, glass glitter, vintage book pages, images, 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.

 

 


 


Brooke Henry
9:00 - 4:30
Wed April 12

Mixed Media Master Sheets


$ 185  

 

Create truly one of a kind master sheets. Master sheets are large pieces of paper with layer upon layer of colorful goodness. The beautiful thing about master sheets is that anything goes!
This form of creating is freeing and helps you to let loose and PLAY, with no right or wrong in this process. We will go over many techniques of mixed media play that can be used in conjunction with one another or stand on their own for future projects.  Master sheets are large sheets full of character, but their true charm comes out when you cut them down into smaller pieces to use in projects. Perfect for art journals, collaging, mixed media paintings, tags, etc. I urge you to dig deep in your art supplies and use some of those projects you’ve been dying to try out, but the expectation of perfection has gotten in the way. In this class we will play and explore and build works of art in the process.

Check out some of the papers that I’ve made with this method: https://www.instagram.com/p/CbvdJxLvFzA/ https://www.instagram.com/p/CbnnZgRuGnZ/  

Materials Fee $20  paid at beginning of class includes:

Shared used:
? Tru Ray 12x18 construction paper
? Wedge sponges
? Waterproof Fude Ball 1.5 Black pen
? White Uni-ball Signo pen
To share:
? Acrylic paint & acrylic ink (I will have a small variety of colors available for shared use. If
you want a larger variety or a special color combo, please bring your own selection.)
? Black and white gesso for shared use.
? Stencils
? Masking tape

 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

? Paints and ways to apply paints. {Paints - anything goes. I like to use a variety. (fluid,
heavy, inexpensive craft paint, high quality, etc.) Acrylic inks are great, too.} {Ways to
apply paints. Think about “typical methods” along with “out of the box” methods. (variety
of paintbrushes - big/small/flat/round. Brayer. Palette knife. Catalyst toll or spatula. Old
gift card as paint scraper. Sponges. Bubble wrap. Homemade tools.)}
? Other ways (besides paint) to add color. Think about having a variety of water soluble
supplies and non water soluble supplies.) (Examples of my favorite water soluble:
Neocolor II crayons, Stabilo Woody’s, Stabilo All.) (Examples of my favorite non-water
soluble: colored pencils, markers, oil pastels.)
? Paint markers. (Posca or Krink preferred.) - a few colors plus black & white.
? Spray bottle
? Water container for brushes
? Heat gun
Optional items:
? Washi tapes
? Extension cord
? Table lamp
Please do not feel like you need to go out and buy all of the supplies that I’ve listed unless you want to.) I wanted to include a variety of the supplies that I use and ideas for what to bring to class. It’s very doable to work with what you have on hand.

If you are new to mixed media art, I suggest picking a color way/scheme and buying a few things in each of these categories: acrylic paint, paintbrushes, water soluble colors (Neocolor II’s are sold individually), non water soluble colors, paint markers (for sure black and white). Black and white pens. Pencil. And Stabilo All 


Anni Schwabe
9:00 - 4:30
Wed April 12

Mist


$ 185  

 

We will be creating a self-standing art piece by embedding organic elements between two layers of translucent paper ‘skins’. The result is a misty and mysterious collection of sealed treasures.

Our substrate will be an accordioned art book of sturdy watercolor paper. A myriad of papers will form windows of embedded natural elements, utilizing positive and negative space through translucency.

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

 Materials Fee $ 20.00 in cash paid to instructor at beginning of class includes:

Translucent papers (incl. rice paper, teabags, tissue, rusted papers and more), precut watercolor paper, burning implements, bamboo sticks, ties, wire, needle and thread, beads, stamps, embossing powder and ink, heat gun, extra organic elements if needed.

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:
Assorted pressed and flat organic elements (leaves, wildflowers, small seeds and sticks, feathers etc.), bone folder, ruler, scissors, pencil and eraser, matte fluid medium (Liquitex is what I use), soft paint brushes for medium, paper towels

Optional items: craft heat gun, apron
 


Lisa Agaran
9:00 - 4:30
Wed April 12

Garland of Paper Beads & Other Findings


$ 185  

 

The garland has been used throughout centuries by different cultures for both celebrations and spiritual purposes. It symbolized purity, beauty, peace and love. A garland can also be used to decorate your creative or sacred space with positive intentions. In this fun and unique workshop you’ll get to blend handmade paper beads, drift wood, found objects and other findings into a beautiful, handcrafted hanging garland. This artistically rich and tactile project will be the perfect addition to your art wall or studio. Combining Gelli plate prints (or painted papers), fabric scraps and craft cord, you’ll create interesting and unique paper beads for your garland. You’ll also incorporate a little hidden slot to hold affirmations, your favorite quote, prayers or secret messages. Spend a day with me creating something magical and creative. 

Materials Fee $15 paid at beginning of class includes:

Printed instructions and additional found objects

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

*Consider a color scheme when pulling materials together*

Gelli Plate (any size no less than 5 x 7 in. ) and & Brayer
Sponge and bowl for water (used to wipe off access paint off of brayer)
70 lb. inexpensive drawing paper or bond paper (size sheets to be determined by the size of your Gelli plate)
Pages with text or asian writing
Wood Dowel – 1/4 in. (0.635 cm) diameter, length can be roughly 6? long for easy handling when rolling paper beads.
140 lb. watercolor paper (6 x 9 in.) You will only need two 2 1/2 x 3 in. pieces, but having extra just in case is a good idea.
2 in. wide wired burlap ribbon
Fiber materials (ie. fabric scraps, Sari ribbon, cheesecloth, batik fabric scraps, etc.) These are small pieces roughly 1- 1/2 in. wide x 2 in. long
Twine or string (17 in. long)
Embroidery floss or craft cord
Handmade Papers (ie. Mulberry paper, washi paper, etc.)
Small driftwood or cut branches (3-3 1/2 in. long)
(1) larger driftwood or branch 5 in. long to hang garland from
Tiny, thin branches, twigs or stems (optional)
Variety of found objects & findings (asian coins, small pebbles, sea shells, beach glass, buttons, small keys, ceramic findings, etc)
Acrylic paints (colors to work with your chosen color scheme)
Matte medium, Decoupage OR Mod Podge
Aleene’s Tacky Glue
Crafter’s Pick The Ultimate OR any fast drying strong glue
Waxed Paper, silicone mat OR any non-stick surface to place under your garland while working.
Black & white printout of a favorite photograph (subject should be nature related like flowers, trees, sea scapes, close ups of sea shells or leaves, etc.) to fit on the 2 1/2 x 3 in. watercolor paper pieces - see above.
Paint brushes & cup of water
Paper Towels & hand wipes
Scissors
Ruler, Straight edge or Triangle
Hairdryer & extension cord/power strip
Portable table lamp for extra lighting (optional)
 


Wed/Wed Eve April 12

Jacqueline Newbold
9:00 - 4:30 & 6:30 - 9:30
Wed/Wed Eve April 12

Watercolor Village Escapades


$ 285  

 

Join me on an artistic journey! Learn how to transform your own travel experiences into paintings. Finding inspiration from urban sketching and using our colorful watercolors, we will paint scenes in and around quaint Italian and French villages. Even though we will not be going out and about to paint on location in a town, I will have photos and reference materials for you to use. You will learn how to simplify scenes and use perspective to recreate local scenes. You will learn about successful color mixing and a variety of ways to use pen and ink. Every corner becomes a possible painting as you learn to paint the world around.

Materials Fee $15 paid at beginning of class includes:

Gouache, Acrylic paint, Latex paint, extra watercolor paint, inks, artist tape, specialty watercolor paper, reference photos, tracing paper

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

• Top quality watercolor paints (not student grade!) I suggest you start out with having at least 6 colors, a warm and a cool of yellow, red, and blue. I would recommend top quality brands such as Daniel Smith, Windsor Newton, Holbein, or Sennelier. Suggested colors: COOL YELLOW: Lemon yellow or Hansa yellow light, WARM YELLOW; new Gamboge or quinacridone gold, COOL RED: Permanent rose or quinacridone rose, WARM RED: Permanent red or Windsor red, WARM BLUE: French ultramarine blue, COOL BLUE: cobalt blue. Optional colors include: Manganese blue, quinacridone purple, French vermilion, quinacridone burnt orange, and rich green gold. Check out my blog post for ideas of a well-rounded watercolor palette: http://djnewbold.blogspot.com/2017/12/a-well-rounded-watercolor-palette.html
• A watercolor palette such the Mijello Fusion AirTight Watercolor Palette (18 Wells)
• Watercolor brushes in a variety of sizes such as Princeton Brush & Co. Series 4050: round #3, round #8, ½ inch flat, and a liner brush size #2 or #4. Optional - A scrubby brush such as Cheap Joe’s Fritch Scrubber brush, size lifter 6 or 8
• Arches cold press watercolor block 7 x 10 inches
• Pencil and kneaded eraser
• Uni-Ball UM 153 Signo white gel pen
• A black glaze gel pen by Sakura
• Your favorite permanent black ink pen and a set of Faber Castell Pitt Artist pens XS, S, and Medium sized nibs
• Small cotton cloth or washcloth
• Small spray bottle
• Optional – small light box with extension cord
• Optional – photos of places you would like to paint. Bring a color copy and a 8x10 black and white copy.


Wed Eve April 12

Pamela Sue Johnson
6:30 - 9:30
Wed Eve April 12

Mixed Media Collage with Watercolor


$ 100  

 

Mixed-media collage is a much loved art form that is forgiving and agreeable for every art maker and their skill level. There is much spaciousness for experimenting and *happy accidents*.

In this workshop students will be led step by step in how to layer and create a mixed-media collage artwork with watercolor. Students will be introduced to a variety of mixed-media techniques including stenciling with ink sprays and also charcoal as well as water soluble pastels (sometimes called Art Crayons).
Students will make two 9x12 artworks during class.

 

Materials Fee $20 paid at beginning of class includes:

Watercolor paint and palette
Watercolor brush
Spray Bottle
Gel Medium
Applicator
Water Cup
Shared art supplies include acrylic paint, collage elements, rubber stamps, stencils, charcoal, art crayons, pastels

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

9x12 Watercolor Paper, 140# COLDPRESS (at least 2 sheets)
Pencil
Optional : Fine Point Black Pen
 


Susan Rossiter
6:30 - 9:30
Wed Eve April 12

Mini Encaustic Effects


$ 100  

 

Get a luminous encaustic look using acrylic products. In this workshop, we’ll create two small mixed media pieces that go together (a diptych) using an acrylic recipe that mimics that beautiful waxy encaustic appearance. This process is an easy, fun way to paint- much less expensive than oil & cold wax or traditional encaustics.

Materials Fee $30 paid at beginning of class includes:

shared GOLDEN Paint colors to achieve a dreamy blue palette, shared collage papers, Medium, Interference colors & everything needed to make the secret acrylic encaustic recipe.

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

2 small substrates- gessoed canvas or wood panels 12x12 or smaller (your choice in size/shape)
Your brush set, acrylic set, palette knife
Water container, rag
Scissors
 


Laura Denison
6:30 - 9:30
Wed Eve April 12

Forest Path Journal


$ 100  

 

Create a unique, earthy journal combining album style pages and signatures with a soft cover and unique, spineless binding. We will assemble your book in class and you can take home to add embellishments, trims, and personal touches.

Materials Fee $25 paid in CASH at beginning of class includes:

pre-printed digital papers, vintage papers, other unique papers, fabric, envelopes, and fibers needed to construct your book. Shared paints.

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

- Pencil for marking
- Scissors, for both fabric and paper
- Favorite glue
- Kraft knife, blades, and cutting matt
- Paper cutter and extra blade
- Score board and scoring tool (I will have a few to share)
- ¼” strong adhesive tape (ScorTape or similar)
- Piercing tool or awl
- ¾” wide paint brush
- Cup for water
- Hand sewing needles and large eye needle for binding signatures
- Paper towels or paint rag
- Spray bottle with water (small is fine)
- Non stick matt or freezer paper

Additional Supplies
- ½” Washi Tape in a neutral or accent color of your choice
- Any additional personal papers, tags or embellishments you wish to add
- Thread and machine sewing needles for machine stitching if you plan to use machine stitching.
- You will need spray ink, colored pencils, water soluble crayons, paint, ink for edging paper, etc. to complete book but not necessarily for in class.
- Heat tool

Optional Items:
- I used machine stitching on the sample. I will have a few machines available for use but if you can easily bring one, please do.


Micah Goguen
6:30 - 9:30
Wed Eve April 12

Expressive Self Portrait


$ 100  

 

Are you interested in portraiture but feeling intimidated? This is a great class to explore your creative abilities using layering techniques and mixed media application. Particpants will use the image of their choice printed full sheet on copy paper. You can email the image of your choice to micahgoguenart@gmail.com and Micah will print a simplified copy prior to the workshop. We will outline the image on Grafix Duralar Film which acts as a transparency, so no drawing skills are necessary. The student will use Marabu sketch markers to colorize and create stunning visual effects. The Instructor will guide the students to use acrylics to block in and layer image after using the sketch markers. Students may opt to select no image and pursue the process as an abstract. Each student will take home a set of Marabu markers and a completed project. You can get a better idea of what this class entails by viewing the link here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EF6N3-yVavo

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

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

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

• Paper Towels
• Willingness
• Enthusiasm

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Wed/Thur April 12-13

Jacqueline Sullivan
9:00 - 4:30
Wed/Thur April 12-13

Abstract Painting with Cold Wax


$ 365  

 

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

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

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

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

 

Materials Fee $30 paid at beginning of class includes:

all paints and mediums for this class
 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

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


Thur April 13

Lisa Bebi
9:00 - 4:30
Thur April 13

Cakes, Pies and Repeat -Channeling Wayne Thiebaud


$ 185  

 

Indulge yourself with Wayne Thiebaud's delightfully "candy-colored" palette and creamy frosting textures while painting a repeated subject: cakes, pies and other tast  fare.

Thiebaud generously shared his techniques and theories throughout his life making them assessable today. This class offers insight into the oeuvre of the iconic "WT style." You will walk away with up to 3 Thiebaud-style paintings featuring cakes and pies as well as a better understanding of how color works juxtaposed next to each other.

Also, you will learn techniques as to how to create the frosting-like texture atop the cakes and how to create the sweet shiny juiciness of cherry pie filling. You will want to run your finger over it to have a taste.

*This is a photocopy "paintover" class.
  
Beginners welcome. 
 

Materials Fee $65  paid at beginning of class includes:

Listed here but not limited to: canvases, paints, paintbrushes, drawing tools, molding paste, use of water soluble markers, palette knife, palette paper, collage papers, blue shop towels, water bucket, ruler, images


Jill Berry
9:00 - 4:30
Thur April 13

Spontaneous Deconstructed Journal


$ 185  

 

This class is about really, really easy and creative journaling. Single flat pages are the starting point, simple yet dynamic journaling techniques are applied, and a spontaneous, free-thinking playful approach make this journal one you will return to, over and over. We will include text about what we are seeing and hearing, both in class and out, then add map-making, wax rubbings, painted tissue collage, pochoir, funky-doodle text and page design on the fly. We will learn about listening, seeing, and being in the moment without censorship. Spontaneity is the key; just get it down! Collect doodles and signatures, make class notes, and record the weather all on these pages. I will show you how to get the basics quick and embellish later. When the stack of pages is finished, we will bind them into a book and make a soft case for it. Your enchanting Art & Soul experience will be contained inside. This is the perfect technique for an event like this or for travels, since everything you need fits in a zip lock bag!

 

Materials Fee $20 paid at beginning of class includes:

Kit for journal
Ephemera
Adhesives
Stamps, inks
 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Fine liner pens like Micron
Pencil and eraser

Bring if you have:
Colored markers, pencils, crayons
Washi tapes
Ephemera
 


Ruth Greening
9:00 - 4:30
Thur April 13

Wire Cuff With Stone


$ 185  

 

Simple, elegant and eye-catching! This wire cuff bracelet is accented with a stone of your choosing to coordinate any color in your wardrobe. Leave the wire shiny or add texture to make it your own! Stone setting, cuff forming and of course soldering! Consider making it to match the Shadow Box Ring!

Materials Fee $65 in cash paid at beginning of class includes:

sterling silver sheet, wire and bezel wire for two bracelets. Flux, solder, sanding papers, polishing supplies. Butane, patina and applicators and other disposables.
I will also have additional silver and a small selection of stones for sale.

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

please bring one or more cabochon stones to set (please keep under ½” oval and round are easiest to work with).
Basic jewelry tools; flat, needle nose, half round with flat pliers. 6” to 8” flat and half round jewelry files, cut #2, these are jewelry files for metal not diamond files**Please no ‘Harbor freight specials’** check Otto Frei for good files. Jeweler’s saw with 1/0 or 2/0 blades. Ruler or digital measuring calipers.
Large butane torch (like a Big Buddy) I will have butane gas available.
Portable bench pin. Because of the way the tables are made it is a good idea to have some extra strips of
wood to help the fit, maybe a stack of popsicle sticks? A Steel bench block, tweezers
Rawhide hammer, ball peen hammer, texture hammers if you want
Nice to have but not necessary are ring forming pliers with plastic inserts, optical assistance and lighting.
 


Joy Siragusa
9:00 - 4:30
Thur April 13

"Just Bee You" Paintbrush People


$ 185  

 

Isn't this the theme of Art & Soul (and LIFE) ?? Just being yourself is ALWAYS  best.  Join me as we create these wonderful folks out of air-dry clay and whimsey

Materials Fee $25 paid at beginning of class includes:

1" chip brush
colorful fabric
ribbon for hair (if you choose to make a hairstyle)
wire for wings
charms/thin wire for earrings
Just "Bee" You notecard
metal hair clip for backing
toothpick

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Jovi white air-dry clay (2.2lbs...you  will want to make more than one!)
feather wire texture tool - #FTB Kemper Tools
4" aluminum scraper - #S4 Kemper Tools
Wooden sculpting tool - #JA4 Kemper Tools (get this one for sure, it will make life so much easier and you will use it forever!)
Awl or piercing tool
black pigma pen - .02 size
small and medium paintbrushes
paints (cheap craft paints are fine) Colors: flesh, eye color of choice, raw umber or brown for antiquing, red, or pink, yellow, aqua, white, black
E600 glue


Susan Rossiter
9:00 - 4:30
Thur April 13

Arte Povera


$ 185  

 

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

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

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

Supplies Needed to bring for Class:

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

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


Dina Wakley
9:00 - 4:30
Thur April 13

Not Your Grandma's Printmaking


$ 185  

 

Let's throw convention out the window and use some non-conventional techniques and tools to create amazing prints with our gel plates. Who needs a brayer, anyway?

Instructor Will Provide:

handout
stencils and stamps for sharing
collage fodder for sharing
marking tools for sharing
 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Your art journal
A gel plate (like Gelli Arts, Gel Press, etc). No bigger than 8x10
Lots of paper or cardstock to print on. I like Hammermill Color Copy digital in both text and cover weight.
Acrylic gesso
Acrylic paints
6 to 8 Pieces of cardboard cut from a cardboard box (small pieces to fit in your hand)
Marking tools like Scribble Sticks, Stabilo All pencils, etc.
Paint pens like Posca
Spray bottle with water
Paint brushes
Wipes/paper towels/water container to wash brushes
Plain collage paper tissue or deli paper
 


Susan Schenk
9:00 - 4:30
Thur April 13

Collage Your Pet


$ 185  

 

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.
 


Andrea Chebeleu
9:00 - 4:30
Thur April 13

Art on the Go Carrier


$ 185  

 

Making art away from home can be a struggle when you don't have everything you want at your fingertips. This custom carrier is one you design for all your essentials. There are zippered pockets and pouches galore. Space for everything you need and oh so stylish you may carry it instead of a purse! Super simple sewing is involved but never fear, no experience is necessary. 

Materials Fee $25 paid at beginning of class includes:

Canvas, zipper pouch, elastic, velcro, strapping
Custom Stencils
Texture tool kit
cold wax for sealing
chip brush

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

3-5 acrylic paints, matte gel medium, gesso, scissors
Wax or oil pastels, Favorite black pens, paint markers
various paint brushes, applicator too

Sewing Machines will be available to share. If you live locally, it would be helpful if your bring your own.

Optional items: Acrylic ink, brayer, thread color of your choice, teacher provides black


Debbie Rijns
9:00 - 4:30
Thur April 13

Mystery of the Manuscript


$ 185  

 

Old books and manuscripts have always fascinatged me and as such, this project is meant to be a vessel for a piece of your well loved personal treasure.

Materials Fee $20 paid at beginning of class includes:

mica sheet
bezel cup
natural gemstone
ephemera
straw
cotton cord for necklace
lobsster claw catch
jump ring
crimp beads

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

PMC3 25gm
PMC3 syringe
PMC3 paste
PMC toolkit
impression material
square cutter +- 20mm
sharp scissors


Rochelle Gaukel
9:00 - 4:30
Thur April 13

A Bezel Beauty Necklace


$ 185  

 

In this workshop you will learn the technique of making a metal bezel as the focal piece in this necklace. The centrepiece in this bezel will be a beautiful rhinestone brooch/button. The bezel will be filled with resin to seal everything inside.

The necklace will be hand beaded with pearls, buttons, fire-polished beads and some handmade metal links.
 

Materials Fee $30 paid at beginning of class includes:

Metal, bezel wire, papers, book pages, vintage papers, rhinestone brooch/button, buttons, metal wire for links, wire for beading, pearls, beads, resin.

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Cookie sheet for your solder station
Soldering iron (WELLER 100 WATT/Model W100PG) - https://glasssupplies41.com/product/weller-100-watt-w100pg-temperature-controlled-soldering-iron/
Soldering iron stand - https://glasssupplies41.com/product/diamond-tech-studio-pro-soldering-iron-stand-heavy-duty/
Spool of lead-free solder - https://glasssupplies41.com/product/choice-lead-free-solder-1-pound-16-oz-roll-solder-copy/
Flux - https://www.amazon.com/Water-Soluble-Lead-Free-Flux/dp/B088WV4HS4/ref=sr_1_23?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI5I2Iyafy9gIV4Qh9Ch2jnwoEEAAYAyAAEgLeJvD_BwE&hvadid=580941290077&hvdev=c&hvlocphy=9033387&hvnetw=g&hvqmt=e&hvrand=12183891664314860077&hvtargid=kwd-827600778679&hydadcr=17038_13426322&keywords=worthington+water+soluble+flux&qid=1648797040&sr=8-23
Sal Ammoniac block - https://glasssupplies41.com/product/large-block-8-oz-sal-ammoniac/
Scissors
Jewelry pliers set
Rag or towel
Apron

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


Anni Schwabe
9:00 - 4:30
Thur April 13

Earth Scape Mobile


$ 185  

 

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 $20 in cash  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 medium
Optional: wire cutters, paper towels, apron, baby wipes
 

email: handgathered@hotmail.com


Micah Goguen
9:00 - 4:30
Thur April 13

Organic Movement: Surface Design


$ 185  

 

In this workshop, we will be using simple nature scapes to explore surface designs. We will be learning collage techniques with embossed wallpaper, textured peaks and scraping with Light Molding Paste and stencil design with 3D texture. Templates will be provided for a layout to get started. We will be working on deep wrapped canvases so you can hang them on the wall or stand them on the desk. It is a fun and playful way to take an abstract approach to your favorite subject matter.

Materials Fee $20 cash  paid at beginning of class includes:

(to keep)
• 8 x 10 2" deep canvas
• Embossed Wallpaper to collage
• GOLDEN Light Molding Paste
• TCW stencil
• GOLDEN Fluid Acrylics
• GOLDEN Glass Bead Gel
• GOLDEN Heavy Gel Semi-Gloss
(to use)
• brushes
• water cups
• paint palettes
• texture combs
 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

• scissors
• apron

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Thur/Thur Eve April 13

Laura Denison
9:00 - 4:30 & 6:30 - 9:30
Thur/Thur Eve April 13

3 Sisters of the Earth Journal


$ 285  

 

Combine Spirit Dolls and paper dolls to make unique tags in an amazing mixed media journal. Learn unique construction techniques and fun embellishments to make your book uniquely your own.

Materials Fee $ 30 paid in CASH at beginning of class includes:

air-dry clay faces, some vintage papers, fabric, envelopes, tags, acetate and trim for cover, and fibers. I will have an assortment of stencils to share.

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

- Pencil for marking
- Scissors, for both fabric and paper
- Favorite glue
- Kraft knife, blades, and cutting matt
- Paper cutter and extra blade
- Score board and scoring tool (I will have a few to share)
- ¼” strong adhesive tape (ScorTape or similar)
- Piercing tool or awl
- Inexpensive paint brushes in various sizes and widths
- Hand sewing needles and large eye needle for binding signatures
- Paper towels or paint rag
- Spray bottle with water (small is fine)
- Non stick matt or freezer paper
- Matte Medium and brush for applying
- Cup for water
- Lightweight Molding Paste for stenciling

Additional Supplies
- (3) 12” x 12” dark neutral heavy paper or cardstock
- (3) 12” x 12” light neutral heavy paper or cardstock
- (3-4) sheets of 9 x 12 black watercolor or mixed media paper
- 1/3 yd prewashed and ironed flat canvas or heavy fabric for cover ( tea or eco dye in advance optional)
- Any additional personal papers, collage fodder papers, tags or embellishments you wish to use
- Favorite stencils, stamps, paints (either acrylic and watercolor) and mediums
- Spray ink, colored pencils, water soluble crayons, paint, ink for edging paper, etc. to complete book
- Washi Tape in a neutral or accent colors of your choice

 


Class Title: Stargazer Manor
 


Thur Eve April 13

Pamela Sue Johnson
6:30 - 9:30
Thur Eve April 13

Mixed-media Collage with Words 


$ 100  

 

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 Rossiter
6:30 - 9:30
Thur Eve April 13

Fabulous 50’s Florals


$ 100  

 

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
 


Susan Schenk
6:30 - 9:30
Thur Eve April 13

Collage a Mini Nest


$ 100  

 

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

Supplies Needed for Class: 
Papers that appeal to you, including old maps, music, Gelli prints.
Your favorite scissors.
An exacto knife and cutting mat if you have one
 


Thur/Fri April 13-14

Trish McKinney
9:00 - 4:30
Thur/Fri April 13-14

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
 


Kate Thompson
9:00 - 4:30
Thur/Fri April 13-14

Fancy Lassies


$ 365  

 

In this class we will be creating fanciful girls using watercolors, pastels and acrylics. These girls are created in a somewhat whimsical way but with some understanding of a more realistic approach. There will be exercises in creating a more realistic portrait which we will then use and abstract to something more fanciful.
I will show you how to make little watercolor paper books where we will explore techniques, prints and colorways. This will be a wonderful record to rely on as we work on more finished pieces.
I will then guide you as you start working on your own girls. I do have templates to download for you to practice the painting techniques. I then demonstrate how to draw the girls that we will then transform into fanciful creatures with very different personalities.
I demonstrate how to draw a portrait using charcoal. I then layer the charcoal drawing with watercolors and white acrylic paint. We will then paint watercolor and acrylic roses to garnish her face.


  

Materials Fee $ paid at beginning of class includes:

info to come

 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:


Brooke Henry
9:00 - 4:30
Thur/Fri April 13-14

Build a Mixed Media Art Journal


$ 365  

 

Build a one of a kind mixed media art journal like you've never experienced before. We will start out by hand stitching a soft cover with fabric collaged elements.  Texture, dimension, and focal points will be created by using stitching. If hand stitching isn’t your thing, we will go over a few ways to use a sewing machine in lieu of hand stitching.  Next we will be adding custom embellishments with innovative interactive elements. Such as flip outs, pockets, collages, and constructed papers. I will take you through the process of making all of the custom add-ons: fabric beads, thread baubles, stitched elements, and more. All while learning the basics of book binding with personal touches. We will use a sewing machine in conjunction with paper in a way that is new and fresh. Your completed journal will be filled with love, texture, and bold elements.
No sewing skills needed, basic machine skills will be taught if needed.

Materials Fee $50 paid at beginning of class includes:

All supplies needed for cover: embroidery threads, hand stitching needles, fabrics,
batting
Sari ribbons
Handmade button
Wide variety of papers including many handmade papers
Tags & embellishments
Fabric bits and accents
Supplies to make: fabric beads, thread baubles, and store bought beads
Waxed thread for binding
Glue stick
Other misc items
 A few washi tapes will be available for shared class use

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Sewing machine (we will have some to share)
 Sewing machine thread + bobbin thread (I often use black)
 Scissors (paper scissors + thread snips)
 Ruler (metal preferred)
 Awl or crop-a-dile
 Large eye binding needle (I will have few extra on hand for shared class use)
 Washi tape (Black & whites go with everything)
Masking tape
Pencil/pen
Bone folder
 Extension cord


Optional items:
Unique papers/tags/ or embellishments (any goodies you may have on hand that you
may want to include in your journal. Totally optional)
 Hole punch
Thimble for hand stitching
Readers if needed
Cutting mat (approx 12x18 size)
 Table lamp
 


Friday April 14

Thomas Ashman
9:00 - 4:30
Friday April 14

Dollies de los Muertos


$ 185  

 

Take a walk on the dark side and join a Día de los Muertos (Day of the dead) celebration with the Black Sheep Artist! Observed annually throughout Mexico (and many other places too). This macabre holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died, and help support them on their spiritual journey. The unique food, activities, and art that surrounds the celebration is simply astonishing and I am totally inspired and enthralled by all of it! Drawing inspiration from the rich and colorful traditions of the holiday, as well as a bit of so-called "Goth" style, we will transform a "thrift store rescue” porcelain doll into a beautiful tribute to those who have gone before us. Don't be scared...it's just a doll.
     In this playful and energetic doll-altering workshop, students will learn: how to deconstruct a discarded porcelain doll down to its blank basic form and modify it to achieve more natural poses; a quick and easy way to dye different types of fabrics for "spooktacular" effects; how to paint a doll's face with traditional Mexican Day of the Dead designs (or something non-traditional); how to accessorize your ghost girl like a boss, and some light-hearted discussion on why it is important to distinguish between glam-goth-gorgeous and horrifying-Halloween-hokey. We’ll also build a decorative stand to pose and display your delightfully decomposing debutante…
Hey, just because you’re dead, doesn’t mean you can’t look fabulous, right?
 

Materials Fee $30 paid at beginning of class includes:

• DoD design example sheets
• instruction booklet
• wood base, dowel, and all hardware for stand
• all the black and white paint you can use
• a fancy new marabou wig for your dolly
• fabric dyes and darkeners
• glue, tape, wire
• terrifying trims & freaky fabrics
• beads, buttons & jewelry bits
• and lots of other creepy cool stuff and nonsense for your living dead girl!
 

To complete the project, students MUST come to class with the following supplies:

• one porcelain doll with the clothes still on it
• some good scissors
• a few different sizes paintbrushes including a very fine tipped one
• any of your favorite beads, buttons, old jewelry, fabrics & ribbons (in addition to your kits, we'll have a "share table" to swap other supplies you bring with your fellow students)
• any other spooky props or accessories you may have lying around.

For more artist info visit Black Sheep Artist Studio or email
thomasashmanart@ yahoo.com.
 


Jill Berry
9:00 - 4:30
Friday April 14

Make a Scene


$ 185  

 

Build a 3D scene inside a watch tin, a sort of a tunnel book, and turn it into an ornament!
Using papers, trinkets, cutout figures, railroad people, charms, chess pieces, and other sort of ephemera we will build small scenes that make a charming narrative. Make up the story as you go along!

Materials Fee $15 paid at beginning of class includes:

All the supplies are provided including the watch tins and all the stuff to make 3 ornaments, more if we have time. I bring papers for backgrounds and content, plus a bunch of other treasures, including little birds, train people and charms. Lots of stuff!

 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

(if you have them)
Tweezers
Sharp Scissors
Needle-nosed pliers
Glue gun and glue sticks
Trinkets, charms, papers, any small bits you want to use


Ruth Greening
9:00 - 4:30
Friday April 14

Tiny Boxes


$ 185  

 

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 in cash 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 butane 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
 


Debbie Rijns
9:00 - 4:30
Friday April 14

My Gypsy Life


$ 185  

 

When designing this piece, I wanted to express my need for travel, meeting people of diverse cultures and seeking wonders of the world.  I hope you will enjoy making your own pendant to express yourself in whatever way you wish.

Materials Fee $25 paid at beginning of class includes:

fine silver wire
fibre blanket
suede piece
assorted papers
trade beads
cotton cords

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

PMC 15gm
PMC toolkit
wire cutters
drill bit 1mm
5mm diameter straw
rubber stamp for embellishing
craft or fabric glue
toothpicks
badger balm or other resisst
sharp scissors


Lisa Bebi
9:00 - 4:30
Friday April 14

Beach Bums Bay Watch - A Paintover Workshop


$ 185  

 

This class honors the more real beach bombshells.

This is a fun “paintover” class.  Paintover is a term used to describe painting on top of black and white photocopies. My chosen images are of women beach goers who show
their best sides; their backsides!  Feel free to bring your own images or use mine.
Learn how to colorize and paint on photocopied images. Then learn how to adhere them to a substrate without causing bubbles, tears or wrinkles. Lastly, the finished piece(s) gets varnished with UV protection. These works make entertaining art that invite conversation, and, win awards! 

Your photocopies must be emailed to the teacher no later than a week before class so that she can adjust images and print out on copy paper to bring to class - ready to paint.

Kit fee of $65 includes:

Everything you need for this class including but not limited to:
Instructions, photocopied and sized images, paint, brushes, markers, pencils, medium and varnish, wood panel and canvas substrates, paper towels, palette paper and a water can.

Supplies suggested to bring to class:
scissors, apron, gloves and paper towels.

Optional: you can bring your own images, paper elements. And if you feel more comfortable using your own tools you may bring your own  brushes, palette, 

No experience necessary 


Lisa Thorpe
9:00 - 4:30
Friday April 14

Bird Box Fabric Collage


$ 185  

 

Lisa will provide a variety of backyard bird images printed on cotton selected randomly for you. She will also share her process of creating these images and how she prints them on her home printer for you to try later. Along with bird of your choice she’ll share hand printed and dyed fabric and paper ephemera to include in your fabric collage. After a demonstration of design and composition each participant will begin creating their own Bird Box art quilt. Stitch can be added by machine or hand stitch or a combination of both. By the end of the day everyone will have a sweet 11x14” art quilt featuring a back yard bird ready to pop into a shadow box frame or finish any way you choose.

Materials Fee $25 paid at beginning of class includes:

• One printed fabric bird pre-fuse to felt (you choose your bird from large
   selection available)
• 11x14 inch pre-fused felt backing
• Fabric and paper ephemera for embellishment
• plus oodles of Bird Box examples to inspire.
 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

• Small pieces of fabric to use in collage. Batiks and hand dyed and printed fabrics are particularly nice. You will need at least one piece that is 11x14 inches to use as background - blues, tans and greens are a good choice.
• Rotary cutter, small cutting matt and ruler (I will have some of each to share)
• 1/2 yard Misty fuse or Wonder Under
• A pair of fabric scissors
• Optional Embroidery floss or pearl cotton of your choice, needles for hand stitch if you want to add textural embellishment or prefer hand stitch over machine.

• NOTE: sewing machines to share will be available if you prefer your own sewing machine please bring extension cord and thread


Rochelle Gaukel
9:00 - 4:30
Friday April 14

Heartfelt Necklace


$ 185  

 

In this workshop you will learn how to solder a glass heart shaped pendant and also learn some tips and techniques to soldering.

First you will design the inside of your glass heart with vintage papers and a rhinestone centerpiece. Then we will move on to making some soldered links for the necklace.

Once all the soldering is finished we can work on the beaded necklace with pearls and buttons.

This workshop is a great class for the beginner solder student.
 

Materials Fee $30 paid at beginning of class includes:

Glass, copper tape, papers, book pages, vintage papers, rhinestone, buttons, pearls, metal for links, chain.

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Cookie sheet for your solder station
Soldering iron (WELLER 100 WATT/Model W100PG) - https://glasssupplies41.com/product/weller-100-watt-w100pg-temperature-controlled-soldering-iron/
Soldering iron stand - https://glasssupplies41.com/product/diamond-tech-studio-pro-soldering-iron-stand-heavy-duty/
Spool of lead-free solder - https://glasssupplies41.com/product/choice-lead-free-solder-1-pound-16-oz-roll-solder-copy/
Flux - https://www.amazon.com/Water-Soluble-Lead-Free-Flux/dp/B088WV4HS4/ref=sr_1_23?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI5I2Iyafy9gIV4Qh9Ch2jnwoEEAAYAyAAEgLeJvD_BwE&hvadid=580941290077&hvdev=c&hvlocphy=9033387&hvnetw=g&hvqmt=e&hvrand=12183891664314860077&hvtargid=kwd-827600778679&hydadcr=17038_13426322&keywords=worthington+water+soluble+flux&qid=1648797040&sr=8-23
Sal Ammoniac block - https://glasssupplies41.com/product/large-block-8-oz-sal-ammoniac/
Scissors
Jewelry pliers set
Rag or towel
Apron

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


Anni Schwabe
9:00 - 4:30
Friday April 14

Tannin and Rust


$ 185  

 

Reuse, recycle and slow stitch. Embedded between muslin sheets of cotton, we will baste in pre-rusted lightweight findings. My sample with 16 bottle caps is a tidy 10 inches around.

After basting, we will begin to slow stitch by hand around and between the elements. No prior sewing experience is necessary. I will have samples of stitching patterns and I will teach stitches as needed. Our projects will then be soaked in tea baths – the tannin and rust will work together to render a lovely tone to our project.

 

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

Rust retardant, tea bags, clothesline/pegs, metal hole maker, heat gun. I will have extra neutral toned and colored threads.

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Scissors, pencil, about 15-20 PRE-RUSTED hammer-flattened bottle caps and/or rusted metal washers, minimum of one yard, uncut and unbleached, laundered muslin, needles and regular thread for basting, several large-eyed embroidery needles, 100% cotton embroidery thread of your choice, a medium size Glad plastic container or gallon zip-lock bags.
Optional – thimble, your own metal hole maker


Note: I will have a limited number of pre-rusted elements for sale in class.
 


Doris Arndt
9:00 - 4:30
Friday April 14

Give 'Em the Bird -(Painting That Is)


$ 185  

 

Doris will gently lead you through her process of creating these fun, whimsical birds. You will work on smaller size paintings to master the techniques that translate well to larger sizes. During class you will complete 3-4 paintings.  

Materials Fee $10 paid at beginning of class includes:

one piece of watercolor paper, 3 wooden boards ( 2.75” x 5.5”), use of Doris’ acrylic paints, paint pens, gel pens, Stablio water soluble black pencil, clear acrylic spray and acrylic wax sealer, water cups, scrap paper, paper towels and a handout.

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

small jar of gesso, inexpensive brushes in 1/4” flat and 1” flat and a small tip for details, a pencil for rough sketches, white gel pen (like Signo), and a fine tip permanent black marker.

Optional: paint markers, moonlight gel pens (for dark surfaces)


Fri/Sat April 14-15

Leighanna Light
9:00 - 4:30
Fri/Sat April 14-15

Vintage Metal Deck


$ 365  

 

I first taught this workshop at Art & Soul in 2007. Please join us for the reunion and see how much this workshop has changed!
In this workshop we will transform ordinary metal into a fabulous thick, chunky, beautifully embellished deck of cards! Each student will receive 10 flat pieces of metal, each 6 X 3 inches, to transform into beautiful works of art. We will explore a variety of ways to use & distress metal, cloth, paper, found objects, and you will learn a plethora new ideas & techniques!
You will receive in depth instruction on how to work with metal including...

-applying texture to metal
-metal transfers
-a variety of ways to forge, distress & mark metal
-how to add ink & paint as a design element
-how to use patina to change the look of the metal
-alternative ways to attach objects your work without using glue
-how to correctly use tools & products, including the doming block & a few new surprises
-how to master object placement, composition & problem solving
-how to add texture & depth to your work
-composition & design concepts
-a variety of new surface design techniques
-how to create a cohesive, themed project
You will leave with a unique, beautifully embellished art deck that can be bound by decorative wire or transformed into a book or sculpture if you wish. 

email if you have questions: leighannalight@gmail.com

Materials Fee $35 paid at beginning of class includes:

10 pieces of pre-cut metal, wire, images, sandpaper, a nice package of ephemera, & use of instructor’s tools, stamps, paints, paper & consumables

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

IMPORTANT! Please read the supply list NOW and collect your supplies early. I do not sell extra supplies in class and you may not be able to complete the project in class if you do not bring what is listed on the supply list. If you have trouble finding anything, or if you have any questions, please contact me at least two week prior to class at leighannalight@gmail.com

WHITE GESSO: 6 oz.

PVA GLUE: 4 oz.

SMALL IMAGES & EPHEMERA: a wide variety to choose from, 6x3 inches or smaller.

SMALL FOUND OBJECTS: a nice variety, used to embellish your deck.

SCISSORS, a few medium size PAINT BRUSHES & a CUP for paint water.

SMALL CRAFT BRADS: Michaels is a good source, they look similar to tiny paper fasteners.

2 or 3 of your favorite ACRYLIC PAINTS... These cards are small so you don't need a lot. If everyone brings a SMALL amount of 2 or 3 colors & is willing to share, there should be plenty to go around.

SCRAP PAPER

OPTIONAL

A HEAT GUN: if you have one. I will have 3 to share.
A CROP-A-DILE or a METAL PUNCH: if you have one. I will bring several to share.
ART ALCHEMY WAX
ALCOHOL INK
ADIRONDACK DYE RE-INKERS:
This is a wonderful Ranger product that has been discontinued. If you have some, please bring them, I will have some to share.
***Pigment re-inkers & Alcohol inks are NOT the same & will not work.
 


Sat April 15

Trish McKinney
9:00 - 4:30
Sat April 15

On Your Mark - Get Set!


$ 185  

 

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

Kit fee $30 paid to instructor at beginning of class includes:

GOLDEN Paints, 12x12 Ampersand AquaBord Panels, Gesso, & Matte Medium, Brushes, StencilGirl Stencils, Textural Ephemra, Reference Photos, Handouts, & more!

Supplies Needed to bring to class:

water container & paper towels

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


Thomas Ashman
9:00 - 4:30
Sat April 15

Glass Journal


$ 185  

 

This is the workshop that started it all for me. My very first A&S workshop, and most popular class! Originally envisioned way back in '03, I have been teaching, practicing, improving, and fine tuning the design of this all-metal book binding since then, and I think I have it down (finally). We'll start with some heavy watercolor paper you can customize to make your book just perfect for writing, journaling, painting, scrapbooking, or whatever else you might want to do with your Glass Journal!

In this "form and function" workshop, students will begin by learning how to fabricate the entire metal book binding, completely "from scratch", give it a nice patina with some chemicals and a torch, and later, adorn it with chain, beads, charms, and other do-dads. Then, we'll attach the glass covers and some cool transparent photos. This unique binding and the skills you'll use to make it, once mastered, can be easily adapted to make book covers from many other materials and other mixed media art applications! Two transparent photos are included in your kit, but you are more than welcome to bring more personalized images for your covers if you wish. Just print out any 2 photos you like on transparency film at 4.25" sq. just don't trim them to size yet! Beveled glass covers come pre-drilled in your kit, due to time constraints of this one day workshop, but feel free to bring your own Dremel tool and a 1/8" diamond drill bit if you want to try your hand at drilling glass in class.
Skills that will be covered in the workshop include my technique for drilling glass, some metal fabrication skills, the alteration of metal with torches and patinas, some basic bookbinding terminology, using various small hand tools & tool safety, and tons of fun too!

Materials Fee $45 paid at beginning of class includes:

Fully illustrated instruction booklet
Copper clad "plumber's tape"
Machine screws, nuts, and washers
Copper and/or brass wire
2 Vintage photo transparencies (you'll have options - usually a cute kid or pretty lady)
2 pre-drilled 4" beveled glass squares
Chain
Some random beads & pins
Patina
Clear coat spray
 

To complete the project, students MUST come to class with the following supplies:

16 pieces of 90# watercolor paper (either hot press/cold press, but it looks best hand torn). Each sheet should measure 3.75" x 7.5" (We will have time to give your paper a quick paint wash to give it some color, but if you like, please feel free to paint, stamp, collage, dye, color, or otherwise decorate your paper before you attend, just use lighter colors, and a not-too-busy design on at least two of the sheets, so the transparent images show up well on the front and back of the book.)

TOOLS
Tin Snips
Phillips screwdriver
Small disposable paint brush
Scissors/ruler/pencil
Chain nose pliers
Round nose pliers
Wire cutters
5/16" nutdriver, wrench, or socket

OPTIONAL
Torch w/fuel canister
Dremel tool or drill with 1/8" Glastar diamond drill bit and your sanding, grinding and cutting accessories

 

For more artist info visit Black Sheep Artist Studio or email
thomasashmanart@ yahoo.com.
 


Jill Berry
9:00 - 4:30
Sat April 15

Under the Influence: The Landscape


$ 185  

 

This class is inspired by two (of the many) artists whose work has influenced mine. There has been so much discussion in social media about copying, learning from, and being influenced by, in recent days. It is a confusing topic for artists just starting out, and apparently for some who have been around a long time.
There is a very long tradition of artist’s schools, where a “master” will take in apprentices to learn what he/she knows. The apprentices work can eventually be confused for their masters if they learn well. The object was then for them to launch out and develop their own voice, or to stay forever enslaved by the master and never sign a piece with their own name.

I decided to try this setting up of small salons to learn about artists that have influenced my work. In the class we analyze both painters, what they did and how, and what I thought made their approach unique (You will learn how to do this for artists you might want to study). We then set about using one of each of their paintings to inspire a painting of our own. These artists are Wayne Thiebaud and Wolf Kahn.
 

Materials Fee $8  paid at beginning of class includes:

canvases and extra paints

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Supplies to bring:
• Acrylic paints. At least one blue, yellow, red and Titanium white
• Paint brushes, pointed and flat
• Paper towels
• Water container
 


Erin Keck
9:00 - 4:30
Sat April 15

Creative Techniques with Metal


$ 185  

 

Have you ever wanted to know how to create unique patterns and designs in
metal?
In this informative workshop students will be instructed on several techniques used to make interesting designs in copper and brass.  The following techniques will be explored along with a few cold connections and basic jewelry skills.   Metal disc cutting, Chemical Etching, Texturizing and design making, Metal Embossing, Word Stamping.
As we explore each process we will be creating several pieces that we will in the end be using to make a beautiful bangle bracelet.
Each student will leave with a finished bracelet and a wealth of knowledge to use in future metal creations.
This class is for all skill levels.
 

Materials Fee $25 paid at beginning of class includes:

Includes all metals, chemicals, tools, bracelet and findings.

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

bring basic jewelry tool kit (chain nose pliers, round nose
pliers, and wire cutters) if they have them, teacher will also have some to share.
Apron and lap towel.
 


Helene Knott
9:00 - 4:30
Sat April 15

Kawandi/Siddi Style Patchwork


$ 185  

 

Siddi patchwork originated in India and was brought to Africa where it became known as Kawandi Patchwork. The method is the same for both and is used to make light, summer-weight quilts without batting. Traditionally hand stitched, this technique may be done by machine as well if hand sewing is not your cup of tea, though the hand sewing is remarkably easy and fast.

In this class, you will make a small, table mat sized sample either by hand or machine by your preference ,to learn the technique. The quilts are typically very colorful and scrappy being made to use up and recycle salvaged fabric scraps. The kit will include a grab bag of scraps in a variety of colors for the project.

Please be courteous to others by arriving for class with the correct supplies. Contact me at 503-631-8806 or helene.m.knott@gmail.com if you have any questions.
 
Materials Fee $25 paid at beginning of class includes:

a fat quarter foundation fabric, a grab bag of fabric scraps, thread (perle cotton for hand sewing or 12 wt. sewing thread for machine), a Sashiko needle (for hand sewing) or a package of Top-stitching needles for machine sewing.

 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

  •  Sewing pins: you will need lots of sewing pins so bring plenty of them.
  •  A thimble: for hand sewing if you prefer to use one.
  •  Portable light and/or magnifier (optional – for hand sewing only): 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, this too can be useful.
  • A small travel iron and pad (optional): This is optional but useful as you will be constantly turning raw edges under and having a small pressing station at your side will speed up this process. Do not bring a large iron as too many irons may strain the circuits in the classroom but small travel or mini (Clover) irons would be fine. You can also opt to finger press the edges as is done in India or Africa.
  • Sewing Machine (OPTIONAL -FOR THE MACHINE METHOD ONLY): With a standard piecing foot.  We will have some machines to share.

Students can opt to bring their own materials if they wish. Refer to kit list for what to bring or contact instructor for more information.
 


Susan Rossiter
9:00 - 4:30
Sat April 15

BadAss Abstracts


$ 185  

 

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
 


Debbie Rijns
9:00 - 4:30
Sat April 15

Paper, Pearl and PMC Ring


$ 185  

 

This is a fun, mixed media project if you like rings!  Create a ring from PMC finishing it off with a paper insert and a pearl.  This is one way top make a umnique and personal stgatment.

Materials Fee $5 paid at beginning of class includes:

fine silver wire
1/2 pearl, drilled
adhesive

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

1 x 15 gm PMC
PMC paste
ephemera for lining ring (+ - 1"square)
PMC tools (I will have a few basics to lend)
balm for resist
ring mandrel and stand
wire cutter
flat nose pliers
scissors


Lisa Thorpe
9:00 - 4:30
Sat April 15

Birds & Blues


$ 185  

 

Birds & Blues is an exploration of fabric coloration and stitch to create a personal unique art quilt. Class will begin by learning how to use fabric dye pastels and then colorizing the nine 4×4? bird block prints provided in your kit. Then let the stitch begin! Lisa will teach a stitch technique that borrows from the traditional Japanese styles of boro patches and sashiko stitch and sprinkles in a bit of grandma’s crazy quilting too. Your kit has three 10x10inch hand dyed indigo panels you can add other fabrics of your choice to finish out the other 6 squares. Your finished blocks can be framed individually or stitch together in any combination to create a larger art quilt or strung together to create a set of pennants. Lisa will show you lots of examples and share finishing ideas and techniques too. Your kit includes everything you need to create three finished panels on hand dyed indigo.

Materials Fee $25 paid at beginning of class includes:

Your kit includes all you need to complete 3 blocks
• 9 -hand carved 4×4? bird block images printed in deep blue on white cotton
• 3- 9×9” squares of hand dyed indigo cotton fabric
• 1 – ball of white pearl cotton thread size 8
• 1 – chenille needle size #24
• Set of 15 pentel fabric dye sticks
 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

• pins and or glue stick.
• scissors or rotary cutter (pinking shears are nice but not required)
• Light to mid- weight Pellon fusible fabric stabilizer, You will need 3 cut to 10x10in square (I like to stabilize fabric while hand stitching so no embroidery hoop needed – if you prefer to use an embroidery hoop you can skip the Pellon and bring a hoop)
• Optional: disappearing fabric marker such as Pilot FriXion or Fabric Chalk such as Dritz Quilting Chalk Cartridge set is good if you want to mark precise stitch lines – you can also stitch freehand with no marking (I do both)
• Optional: swatches of print or solid fabrics to add patches of color with your birds & indigo fabric supplied


 


Rochelle Gaukel
9:00 - 4:30
Sat April 15

Vintage Photo Collage


$ 185  

 

In this workshop you will learn the art of soldering and collage. You will have many papers and vintage photos to choose from for your collage. (Or if you have any family ones you would want to use, please bring them).

We will start off by designing the collage with laces, buttons, rhinestones, bits and pieces to fit into 8” x 10” glass. Once your design has been glued down and finished, we will take them and solder it in between two pieces of glass.

The frame will be topped off with a resin piece that you will paint before affixing it to the soldered piece.
 

Materials Fee $30 paid at beginning of class includes:

Glass, copper tape, papers, book pages, images, vintage papers, rhinestones, buttons, words, small bits and pieces, resin design piece.

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Any bits and pieces you would want to personalize in your collage.Cookie sheet for your solder station
Soldering iron (WELLER 100 WATT/Model W100PG) - https://glasssupplies41.com/product/weller-100-watt-w100pg-temperature-controlled-soldering-iron/
Soldering iron stand - https://glasssupplies41.com/product/diamond-tech-studio-pro-soldering-iron-stand-heavy-duty/
Spool of lead-free solder - https://glasssupplies41.com/product/choice-lead-free-solder-1-pound-16-oz-roll-solder-copy/
Flux - https://www.amazon.com/Water-Soluble-Lead-Free-Flux/dp/B088WV4HS4/ref=sr_1_23?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI5I2Iyafy9gIV4Qh9Ch2jnwoEEAAYAyAAEgLeJvD_BwE&hvadid=580941290077&hvdev=c&hvlocphy=9033387&hvnetw=g&hvqmt=e&hvrand=12183891664314860077&hvtargid=kwd-827600778679&hydadcr=17038_13426322&keywords=worthington+water+soluble+flux&qid=1648797040&sr=8-23
Sal Ammoniac block - https://glasssupplies41.com/product/large-block-8-oz-sal-ammoniac/
Scissors
Jewelry pliers set
Rag or towel
Apron
 


Brooke Henry
9:00 - 4:30
Sat April 15

Collaged Sewn Tags


$ 185  

 

Create custom paper collaged pieces that we will turn into unique tags that’ll be perfect for a variety of uses. In this class, we will cover collage techniques that can be used for many other projects. We will take collage one step further by adding multiple layers of interest. Including adding paint, mark marking, stencils and other techniques. Hand dyed fabrics and sari ribbons and machine stitching will add that final touch of unique embellishment.

Materials Fee $15 paid at beginning of class includes:

To keep:
? Cereal box as a base
? Collage papers
? Glue stick
? Sari ribbons & hand dyed ribbons
? Stabilo All
? Paint brushes
To share:
? Stencils
? Clear gesso
? Acrylic paint (black + white)

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Sewing machine (we have machines to share - but if you live locally, you can bring your own)
? Matte medium
? Machine thread (I will have a few options available for use) + bobbin thread
? Mark making supplies
? Black pen
? Paint markers (Posca/Krink)
? Acrylic paint (A few of your favorite colors)
? Basic watercolor palette
? Stencils (Bring a few favorites if you have them)
? Paint brushes (a small variety. Plus, you may want a low quality brush for matte medium)
? Water container
? Paint rag or paper towels
? Heat gun
 


Anni Schwabe
9:00 - 4:30
Sat April 15

Dancing Seed Pods


$ 185  

 

A very different sort of mobile, Dancing Seed Pods consists of natural fiber pods that we will make in this class. The juxtaposition of soft fiber and steel ends up in an eye-catching piece of art.

The pods hang from translucent thread that renders the appearance of floating. The movement of this mobile is enchanting.
 

Materials Fee $20 in cash paid at beginning of class includes:

All the wire needed to form one mobile in your choice of black or silver, natural fiber threads, translucent thread, Lake Michigan rocks for the base, beads, a couple wire cutters to share, and extra of everything.

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Pliers: rounded needle nose and flat nose, scissors, liquid matte medium, paint brushes, sewing needles: large and regular eyed.

Optional:
Apron, wire cutters, large-holed beads,
 


Ruth Greening
9:00 - 4:30
Sat April 15

Two Stone Pendant


$ 185  

 

So much can be done with this project, your choice of color and size of cabochons and the shape of the backing will totally change the look! Have fun and let your creativity shine. I have a couple of fun surprise ideas to share for this one! And guess what, you can coordinate this piece with the pieces in my other classes and have a full ensemble!

Materials Fee $65 in cash paid at beginning of class includes:

sterling silver sheet, wire and bezel wire for two pendants. Flux, solder, sanding papers, polishing supplies. Butane, patina and applicators and other disposables.
I will also have additional silver and a small selection of stones for sale.

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

please bring one or more cabochon stones to set (please keep under ½” oval and round are easiest to work with).
Basic jewelry tools; flat, needle nose, half round with flat pliers. 6” to 8” flat and half round jewelry files, cut #2, these are jewelry files for metal not diamond files**Please no ‘Harbor freight specials’** check Otto Frei for good files. Jeweler’s saw with 1/0 or 2/0 blades. Ruler or digital measuring calipers.
Large butane torch (like a Big Buddy) I will have butane gas available.
Portable bench pin. Because of the way the tables are made it is a good idea to have some extra strips of wood to help the fit, maybe a stack of popsicle sticks? A Steel bench block, tweezers
Rawhide hammer, ball peen hammer, texture hammers if you want
Nice to have but not necessary are ring forming pliers with plastic inserts, optical assistance and lighting.
 


Doris Arndt
9:00 - 4:30
Sat April 15

The Book of Possibilities


$ 185  

 

In this workshop we will fashion a book full of possibilities to make it uniquely yours. Starting with a faux leather cover and antiqued paper you can create foldouts, a variety of pocket styles to hold your goodies and secrets and tabs to help find your things. The cover can be decorated or fashioned to hold a pen or both. A French stitch binding adds a decorative element along with ribbon that makes a closure or just adds to the decoration.Beads and charms finish off the binding and stickers and washi tape elements embellish the antiqued pages.

 

Materials Fee $25 paid at beginning of class includes:

faux leather for the cover, antiqued paper for the pages, silk ribbon in a variety colors and width and use of my waxed linen thread, paint pens and markers, washi tapes and beads and charms.

 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

craft knife, cutting mat, scissors, ruler, pencil, awl with cushion (like and old style mouse pad or a small towel that can be punched).
Optional: Beads and charms.


Nicole Austin
9:00 - 4:30
Sat April 15

Frankenbook


$ 185  

 

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!
 


Sat AFT April 15

Jacqueline Sullivan
1:30-4:30
Sat AFT April 15

Faux Forged Metal Journal/Sketchbook


$ 100  

 

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
 


Sat/Sun April 15-16

Donna Downey
9:00 - 4:30
Sat/Sun April 15-16

The Vibrant and Colorful Painter


$ 365  

 

Flowers! Honestly when I paint flowers I feel empowered. They can be any shape, size, color, abstract or simple. However, the true magic of painting flowers happens when the artist embraces the simple techniques I will share with you in this course.
Like abstract art, I believe we emote as floral painters by the brushmarks and the intensity of color we leave on the canvas. I will teach you how to make the painted marks emerge as bold blooms, the layered strokes become simplified petals and the apply color to create vibrations of energy that reach beyond the surface and differentiate your work from the ordinary.
I will guide you to paint freer and more confidently as color, composition and form transform into fluid movement across your canvas.

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

? Heavy Body Acrylic paints (any and all colors welcome!!)
? Two 16x20 canvases
? Paper surface or art journal - these could be in an art journal, smaller canvases, paper,
etc. this is where we can practice and explore color.
? Variety of brushes (whatever you have on hand)
? Fun Non-traditional painting tools to try. (ie. Key cards, palette knives, catalyst wedge,
etc)
? Sta-Wet Palette
? Extra heavy gel medium (OPtionali like to use this to thicken my acrylics)
? Open Medium (OPtional I like to use this to extend the drying time of my acrylics)
? Sta-Wet Palette or Palette Paper
? Brush bucket
? Palette knife
? Baby wipes and paper towels
? Tabletop easel (optional)


Sun April 16

Traci Lyn Huskamp & Marylin Huskamp
9:00 - 4:30
Sun April 16

Pets In Colored Pencils


$ 185  

 

This class focuses on teaching the basics of using colored pencils to create beautiful 5”x7”artworks. We will discuss how layering colors create unique images through the interaction of shading and highlights. Discussion will center around the blending of colors as they relate to one another on the color wheel and how to study an image to identify hints of various hues and shades. Textures to create a realistic look will be explored to enhance depth in the layering process. Blending techniques aid in smoothing and softening colors as well using tools to give textures and shapes.
Students will learn how to transform the selected image onto pastel paper creating a lovely work of art. We will concentrate on images of a favorite picture of a pet, either one’s own or a pet of a friend or relative. Additional pictures of various animals will be available to choose in the event the student does not have a pet or prefers to a different animal. The goal is to learn how to use colored pencils artistically for creating a lovely one-of-a-kind work of art. Once the artwork is complete it can be matted and framed. There is no experience with colored pencils required and drawing is not a necessity.
Materials Fee $25 paid at beginning of class includes:

1 sheet Bristol paper and 1 sheet of Pastel Paper, Tracing Paper, Waxed Paper, Small brush, Cardboard with Binder clip, Jar with Mineral Spirits, 3 Blending Sticks, Picture Mat, Color Wheel, Written Instructions for Pencil Strokes and Blending, folder for holding completed work so it doesn’t bend.

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Prismacolor Premier 72 count Colored Pencils (Artist Quality), Pencil sharpener, mechanical pencil, Artist tape, Mounting Putty, White (click) Eraser, Ruler, FINE point Sharpie (1 black, 1 white), small notebook for taking notes, Soft Dusting Brush or Architecture Drafting Brush, either a stiletto or a large needle. Students should bring a 5x7 photo printed on regular copy paper of their pet or an animal of their Choice. (No glossy original photos, Please).
 


Erin Keck
9:00 - 4:30
Sun April 16

Steampunk in Motion


$ 185  

 

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

Materials Fee $25 paid at beginning of class includes:

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

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

apron and lap towel. A basic jewelry tool kit if they have it. Teacher will also have tools to use


Liz Kettle
9:00 - 4:30
Sun April 16

Gel Plate Monoprinting


$ 185  

 

Let’s make a delicious mess! I love gelatin plate mono-printing and I think you will too.

In this class we will dive into my favorite question; What if… as we explore color, texture and pattern. We will create a great stash of unique papers and fabrics through a combination of gelatin plate mono-printing, wood block printing and thermofax screen printing.

Gelatin plate printing is a fun and easy method of mono-printing that results in surprises and delights. We will use both the traditional gelatin plate and the synthetic plates. Create unique textures and patterns using found objects (aka-junk), stamps, stencils and resists or masks.

Thermofax screen printing uses a fine mesh screen to create graphic images on fabric and paper. It is quick and easy and slightly addictive.

In the morning we will focus on experimenting and discovering texture and pattern. In the afternoon we will shift to layering techniques to create fantastic one-of-a-kind fabrics and papers.

 

Materials Fee $30 paid at beginning of class includes:

paints, mediums, tools, wood blocks, gelatin plates, synthetic plates and thermofax screens. I also bring fabrics and papers to supplement your stash.

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

3-4 yards of natural, white or light-colored fabrics. Mottled or patterned fabrics work too. Muslin, cotton, sheeting, light canvas or duck, sheer fabrics, quilting fabrics, polyester, really any type of smooth fabric is fair game for this technique. You can bring some textured fabrics to experiment too. Give those ‘what was I thinking fabrics’ a new life!

An assortment of papers to print on: vintage papers, tissue, deli, art, old book pages, maps.

If you have a synthetic gel plate such as Gelli plate Gel Press or please bring it.
 


Susan Rossiter
9:00 - 4:30
Sun April 16

Wax Free Encaustic Effect


$ 185  

 

Paint and paper assemblages with a luminous waxy glow comparable to oil & cold wax or traditional encaustics. I’m going to give you recipes to get this effect with acrylic colors and mediums. We’ll work on multiples and learn all about Interference and Iridescent colors, paint drips, painting with palette knives, and more!

Materials Fee $30 paid at beginning of class includes:

GOLDEN Mediums, colors, Interference and Iridescent colors, collage papers and large palette knives

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

3 gessoed canvases or wood panels (your choice of size)
Your acrylic set
Water containers, rag
Your brush set, palette knife
 


Lorri Scott
9:00 - 4:30
Sun April 16

Rusted Stars and Bleach ~ Flannel Shirt Revival


$ 185  

 

In this class we will be bleaching flannel shirts for a distressed look and then embellishing them with rust dye (printed fabrics with a celestial theme)

Bring 2 flannel shirts that fit you to class. I ask you to bring 2 because occasionally the dye used in the shirt will just not bleach out, it’s rare but could happen and I want you to have one that will bleach. Only one shirt will get used for class. We will upcycle them with muslin fabric I have pre-rust dye printed with stars and celestial elements by stitching them onto the shirt. We will rust dye vintage lace in class you can use too. You can embellish your shirt with as many or as little elements as you want.

Shirts will be folded or twisted to bleach only portions of the shirt, or you can bleach the whole shirt. We will be outside to do the bleaching of the shirts (I will provide Tyvek protective aprons). After shirts are bleached and rinsed we will put them all in the washer to further rinse the bleach smell out.

While the shirts are washing, we will take pieces of quaker lace to rust dye to use as trim on the shirt. We will take the pre-rusted muslin fabric with stars and other celestial elements to cut out the areas we want to stitch onto the shirts. These rust dye printed fabrics can also have color added to them by painting Dye-Na-Flow pigment dyes onto them if you choose.

After lunch when the shirts are washed and dried we will stitch our muslin pieces onto the shirt, also adding the lace pieces if you want. I will have lots of buttons, including ones with stars, to add to the front of the shirt for further embellishment.

Stitching will be mostly done by hand to finish and revive your flannel shirt.

Materials Fee $20 paid at beginning of class includes:

Pre-rust dyed fabrics, lace pieces to dye, buttons to choose from, other embellishments to choose from, fusible webbing should you want to iron your fabrics onto shirt.

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Pins and Pincushion
Scissors for Fabric
Natural Fiber Flannel Shirt (cotton or rayon – no polyester or manmade fibers)
Needles and Embroidery Threads

Optional:
Laces, buttons, trims, or other embellishments to add on your shirt

I will have extra supplies should you need them and I will have a few items for sale.

 


Gwen Lafleur
9:00 - 4:30
Sun April 16

Angels & Icons


$ 185  

 

Angels & Icons is a mash-up of inspirations that results in unique, textural, and globally influenced mixed media artwork that takes figurative artwork in a fun new direction. The original inspiration for this series of work came from a mix of Mexican Folk Art and Russian Orthodox Icons along with my own personal influences and experiences. If angels and / or icons aren't your thing? No worries! Students have taken this project in many directions including fairy queens, a comic book hero, a butterfly princess, a shaman, or any strong male or female figure that you want to convey.

We'll use a combination of techniques and products including collage, fabric, stencils, stamps, heat embossing, and lots more as we make our collaged figure and background on an 12" x 16" canvas panel.
 

Materials Fee $10 paid at beginning of class includes:

• 12" x 16" canvas panel
• Options for faces, wings, and halos
• Pattern for the body
• A variety of my embossing powders and 1-2 heat guns to use in class
• My stencil and stamp designs to share
• A selection of fabrics, papers, and embellishments for use in your projects
• Some additional mediums, paints, and tools to share
 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

• A craft mat, baby wipes, and scissors
• A variety of papers, fabric scraps, ephemera, jewels, trims, etc... to build and accessorize your figure
• A few sheets of neutral collage papers and ephemera for your background
• Acrylic Paint - a few favorite colors (you'll probably want gold or bronze too)
• Paint brushes (I recommend a 1" chip brush or a large round bristle brush and a smaller flat or round brush - about a size 8 round or 1/2" flat)
• Matte medium and a brush or sponge to apply it
• Glue or a heavy gel medium (I like E6000, LockTite Gel Control, and Tacky Glue for adhesives or Golden Heavy Gel Medium - matte.)
Optional Supplies:
Noting that while I have listed several optional tools and supplies, I do not travel light to my classes and will have lots of the items on this list to share. If you prefer to work from your own stash or have specific items or styles / colors you want to use, feel free to bring whatever you would want to use from this list along with any additional supplies you think you may want.
• Embellishments for your figure
• Wings if desired (I'll also have a few options to choose from)
• Texture mediums - (I like Wendi Vecchi gold embossing paste) or a plain light molding paste like Golden.
• Circular objects or diecuts to use as a halo if desired (I'll also have a few options)
• Liquid Pearls or dimensional paints, Stickles, etc... as desired
• Colored pencils and / or watercolors to color your face and wings
  


Jacqueline Sullivan
9:00 - 4:30
Sun April 16

The Cruciform - Designing the Abstract Painting


$ 185  

 

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

Materials Fee $10 paid at beginning of class 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Water container for rinsing brushes
Stretched Canvas or panel board – at least 12” in one direction and no larger than 24” in any direction.
An assortment of brushes suitable for acrylics to include a 1” flat brush (I like Golden Nsatural brushes by Silverbrush)
Water container for rinsing brushes – at least 32 oz.
 


Stephanie Lee
9:00 - 4:30
Sun April 16

Scratching the Surface


$ 185  

 

Join me as we loosely explore visual story-telling and dream recalling specifically
through loose and unrestricted mark making. We will create studies in texture and color
on various surfaces, scratching away at the surfaces of each layer as they build on each
other.
The focus of this workshop will be on experimenting with various surface-altering
techniques with the versatile and basic art mediums we have on hand, and then
finishing the pieces with luminous layers of encaustic to create a dreamlike quality to
work that cannot be achieved with a brush and collage alone.
At the end of the workshop, you will have multiple studies and various works of art
completed or nearly complete to install in a place of honor exactly as they are or to
incorporate into future works of art.

Materials Fee $10 cash paid at beginning of class includes:

generous supply of plasters and plaster products, encaustic medium, extra
substrates, paper and ephemera, and other various mediums including paints, gel
mediums, etc

 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

- Basic art supplies such as scissors, craft knife, pencil or other drawing tools that
you like to work with, water container for rinsing brushes, rag or paper towels,
etc.
- Five or more substrates of your choice (8”x10” or smaller is recommended to be
able to work as many as possible and for ease of traveling with.These can be
cradled artist panels, pieces of plywood, masonite, book covers, canvas boards,
etc. that are rigid surfaces (not paper).
- Your favorite brand and colors of acrylic paints, to include titanium white and raw
umber or Van Dykes Brown.
- Soft, regular, or heavy gel medium or PVA glue of your choice and brush to apply
it. I love using Liquitex Heavy Gel Matte Medium.
- A variety of inexpensive artist brushes, including: fine tip, filbert, wider brush (2?
or so), and an angle brush. Also bring whatever brushes you most like to work
with.
- Various tools for scratching, scraping and creating texture, such as awl, old
pencils, hair combs, etc. Look around your house!
- 10-12 photocopied images (laser or toner, not inkjet) in a mix of black and white,
and color. Black and white images are fine on cheap copy paper, made at a
library or on an older machine. Just don’t use inkjet home printer images. You
can fill a whole paper with one image or a collage of images that you can cut out
and apply to smaller substrates.

OPTIONAL:
- collage papers and ephemera
- face mask if you are extra sensitive to scent or mild fumes
- heat gun or hair dryer
- wet wipes
- Brayer
 


Lisa Thorpe
9:00 - 4:30
Sun April 16

Wing & A Prayer Flags


$ 185  

 

This will be a day of creative play. You’ll get to experiment with fabric dye pastels on fun bird and word block print fabric supplied in your kit. Then you can finally use all those little scraps of fabric you’ve been saving to create up to eight small fabric collages to string together as flags. We will begin with whole group demo on using fabric pastels to colorize your block print panels followed by stitch tips, and design and composition basics. There will be plenty of “studio time” to get busy with your flags with time to share and answer questions sprinkled in. Each participant will make a string of Wing & A Prayer Flags to grace a special space indoors or out, perfect for a garden or patio space!

Materials Fee $25 paid at beginning of class includes:

• Fabric scraps and bits for the group to share in designing each flag
• 1 – ball of white pearl cotton thread size 8
• 1 – chenille needle size #24
• Set of 15 pentel fabric dye sticks

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

• 8 or more cut rectangles fabric cut to 5x7 or larger depending on what size flag panel you prefer. My examples are 5x7 inch so anything that size or bigger works great, solids, prints, batiks…. whatever you have in your scraps –
• 3 yards double fold bias tape (1 pack) any color
• Iron and pad or board to iron on
• pins and or glue stick.
• scissors or rotary cutter (pinking shears are nice but not required)
• Optional: I provide a ball of white pearl cotton if you have more pearl or embroidery thread in colors of your choice, feel free to bring that along
NOTE: These little flags can be constructed using sewing machine or hand stitch, or a combo of both. There will be sewing machines available to share – if you prefer to have your own sewing machine feel free to bring - bring an extension cord too.
 


Rochelle Gaukel
9:00 - 4:30
Sun April 16

Stamped Solder Earrings


$ 185  

 

In this workshop you will learn how to stamp molten solder onto your metal earring pieces. The shapes of your earrings are up to you and what you want to make. These earrings tend to take on an organic look. With a wide variety of stamps to use, the look of your earrings is endless.

Once we are finished soldering, we will patina the earrings and they will look amazing. The patina makes all the grooves from the stamps “pop”.

This workshop is a great class for the beginner solder student.

Materials Fee $30 paid at beginning of class includes:

Metal to use for stamped solder pieces, sterling silver wire for earring hooks, 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/Model W100PG) - https://glasssupplies41.com/product/weller-100-watt-w100pg-temperature-controlled-soldering-iron/
Soldering iron stand - https://glasssupplies41.com/product/diamond-tech-studio-pro-soldering-iron-stand-heavy-duty/
Spool of lead-free solder - https://glasssupplies41.com/product/choice-lead-free-solder-1-pound-16-oz-roll-solder-copy/
Flux - https://www.amazon.com/Water-Soluble-Lead-Free-Flux/dp/B088WV4HS4/ref=sr_1_23?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI5I2Iyafy9gIV4Qh9Ch2jnwoEEAAYAyAAEgLeJvD_BwE&hvadid=580941290077&hvdev=c&hvlocphy=9033387&hvnetw=g&hvqmt=e&hvrand=12183891664314860077&hvtargid=kwd-827600778679&hydadcr=17038_13426322&keywords=worthington+water+soluble+flux&qid=1648797040&sr=8-23
Sal Ammoniac block - https://glasssupplies41.com/product/large-block-8-oz-sal-ammoniac/
Metal bench block and pad
Ball Peen Hammer
Rubber Mallet
Wire cutters
Scissors
Jewelry pliers set
Rag or towel
apron


Brooke Henry
9:00 - 4:30
Sun April 16

Messy Inky Drippy Mixed Media Papers


$ 185  

 

Create a batch of handmade papers that are messy, organic, and full of character. Each batch is unique and unable to be replicated exactly. But rather use these techniques again and again in all of your favorite color ways. Using acrylic inks, paints, and mark making tools we will build layer upon layer of interest and intrigue. Making the final result truly one of a kind. These messy inky drippy papers can be used in a wide variety of ways. In art journals, cards, tags, mail art and so much more.

Materials Fee $20 paid at beginning of class includes:

To Keep:
? Wide variety of papers
? Stabilo Woody 3-in-1 Black
? Wedge sponges for stencils
? Paintbrush
Shared Used:
? Acrylic Paint (black & white)
? Gesso (black & white)
? Stencils
? Paint Markers

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

? Acrylic Inks - (Ideally - I like to use 2-3 colors in the same family + black + gray. My
favorites - Oxide Black from Amsterdam & N5 Neutral Gray - Golden High Flow Acrylics)
? Acrylic Paint (Primarily I use black gesso & white paint or gesso - but sometimes 1 or 2
colors that are similar to your acrylic inks are useful)
? Spray bottle (I prefer the kind with continuous spray)
? Pencil
? Paint Markers (Posca or Krink. 1 or 2 that match your color way)
? Heat Gun
? Water container
? Paint rag or paper towels
Optional items:
? Stencils - if you have a few favorites
 


Heather Neilson
9:00 - 4:30
Sun April 16

Art Journaling to Ignite and Renew Your Creativity


$ 185  

 

Be inspired! Through the use of poems, writing prompts, collage, image transfer, paint, sewing and more, Heather will guide you in building unique and personal journal pages that will include covering and decorating our journal covers.

This is a restful and enjoyable workshop where you will learn a variety of techniques and also practice how to explore courageously and without judgement.

This will help re-invigorate your creativity if you are in need new inspiration and motivation.

This is for both seasoned and novice art journalers. 

Materials Fee $5 paid at beginning of class includes:

- Collage materials, including poem handouts
- Various ephemera for decorating book cover
- Supplemental and special GOLDEN acrylic paints
- Needles and thread

 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

- Mixed Media Art Journal of your choice (eg. Strathmore or Canson).
- Pen and markers of your choice - non water-soluable such as a fine point sharpie
- Acrylic paint - black and white plus a few colors of your choice
- At least two photocopies of someone or something important in your life, past or present (a family member, friend, pet, or special place).
- At least one brush
- 8 oz Matte Medium (GOLDEN recommended)
- Small (8 oz or less) white gesso
- Glue stick (acid free)
- Scissors
- Container for water
- Paper towels
- Palette paper or dish
- Palette knife 


Nicole Austin
9:00 - 4:30
Sun April 16

Collage Paper Party!


$ 185  

 

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. We’ll also use the gelli plate to create gorgeous textures and patterns that we will also pile more fun layers onto! We'll use all of my favorite supplies to add those finishing touches such as: stamps, acrylic inks, paint pens, water-soluble crayons, tempera paint sticks, and more! We will construct a mini mixed media journal from our gorgeous papers as well as create several journal page spreads. You bring the journal, I'll bring the rest!

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 April 16

Erin Keck
6:30 - 9:30
Sun Eve April 16

The Hand of Time


$ 100  

 

In this class we will be creating Steampunk Assemblage Art at its best. Using repurposed and recycled found objects, students will create this cool sculptural assemblage. Everything is provided for students in this class. This class is for all skill levels. Each student will leave with a finished hand assemblage sculpture.

Materials Fee $30 paid at beginning of class includes:

Includes, vintage laces, watch parts, skeleton hand, wood base, paints, hardware

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

apron, lap towel


Jacqueline Sullivan
6:30 - 9:30
Sun Eve April 16

Raku Painting


$ 100  

 

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

Materials Fee $15 paid at beginning of class includes:

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

 
Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

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


Sun Eve/Mon Eve April 16-17

Tina Haller
6:30 - 9:30
Sun Eve/Mon Eve April 16-17

FAB Figurine


$ 185  

 

Join me for a day of creating a wonderful Halloween inspired figurine. No experience required. We will be working with clay and plaster to form this happy Halloween pumpkin head figurine approximately 14 inches tall. Variations like making an Owl instead of a pumpkin head will be possible. Room to bring your treasures to add to the piece like lace, vintage ribbons and old keys or metal pieces to hang off of the hands.

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

2 rolls of plaster gauze Check your local craft store or -google the following =plaster cloth rolls of pre-shrunk cotton gauze fabric are impregnated with Plaster of Paris.

One small roll of Tin Foil from your local grocery store.

Sculpey Polymer clay 8 oz in white or light color that can be painted any color. Ok to bring colored clay like orange for the head and black for the eyes etc.

Small acrylic paint in White and black. Other colors welcome if you want your figurine to be colorful!

Questions contact Tina at Tinabasich@aol.com


Sun/Mon April 16-17

Clarissa Callesen
9:00 - 4:30
Sun/Mon April 16-17

Everything AND The Kitchen Sink Art Journaling


$ 365  

 

Let’s grab everything and the kitchen sink and go on an art journaling adventure. There are a lot of ideas about what art journaling is and isn’t. Is it junk journaling? Is it scrapbooking? Is it a sketchbook? Does it have to have words in it? Do I need to know how to draw? What’s the point? What do you do with them? Etc…
Art journaling is a safe creative place for you to be you! A place to experiment and support your creative journey. There are no limits on art journaling. Art Journaling is what you need it to be. It is collage, it is painting, it is journaling, it is doodling, it is sewing, stapling, and ripping. Most importantly, it is fun and nurturing to you as a creative soul. I have been art journaling off and on throughout my 25 years of being an artist. My art journals have become a record of my journey and still bring me delight when I look through them.
I want to share with you my chaos journaling process. We will be trying a little bit of everything. I have some easy fun hacks to create your own original imagery, so your journal doesn’t look like everyone else’s on Instagram. We will work with some easy transfer techniques. Use tracing paper as a tool for creating unique imagery. Incorporating new Gelli plate techniques. We will be exploring all the fun things you can add to an art journal: metal tape, fabric, ribbon, beads, garbage, found objects, and maybe even the kitchen sink if we can get it to fit. ;) Explore creating narratives, using words, and journaling. We will have two full days to dive into this delicious process.
Now, what if working in an art journal isn’t your thing but you want to create rich textured collages. All these techniques work great on loose sheets of paper to create individual works of art as well. My job as an instructor is not to tell you what the right way for you is to create it is to offer techniques, exercises, and support for you to make YOUR work.
Important note this class is not about constructing journals. You will be working in already made journals or on loose paper.
 

Materials Fee $20 paid at beginning of class includes:

15 years of collected collage paper and weird shit to share with you.
Fabric and fibers
Embroidery floss and needles
Stencils
Walnut ink
India ink
Dye
Metallic acrylic paints
Gesso
Water-soluble graphite
Stabilio pens
Texture tools
Photocopies
Tracing paper
Various tapes
Transfer materials
Staplers and staples
Wet wipes
 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

• More than one journal to work in. They can be brand new, commercially made, or handmade. They can be already started. The choice is yours. The only suggestion is to choose something that has sturdy paper.
• If you don’t want to work in a journal,  bring some good quality mixed media or watercolor paper. 
• An assortment of acrylic paints from different manufacturers. We are looking to experiment with different qualities of paint: include some cheap craft paints, transparent paint, heavy-bodied paint, and perhaps that strange paint you don’t know what to do with. Make sure to include a black and white.
• Modge Podge or Matte Gel medium
• Scissors
• A decent collection of collage papers. Think outside the box. A selection of things that speak to you.
Ideas: garbage off the ground, product packaging, photocopies of old photos, receipts, junk mail, envelopes, stickers, temporary tattoos, tags, vintage letters, rice paper, tissue paper, wrapping paper, coloring book pages, colored cellophane, cardboard, and whatever else your brilliant mind comes up with
• A palette and water container
• Your favorite pens or pencils for mark-making
• Flat found objects to collage with. Ideas: feathers, confetti, eggshells, fabric, charms, buttons, puzzle pieces, lace, dried flowers or leaves, sequins, craft foam, and whatever fabulous thing you come up with.

Optional:

• Heat gun and extension cord
• Watercolors or colored ink
• Stamps and ink pads
• A small assortment of beads
stapler and staples 

 


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

 


Leighanna Light
9:00 - 4:30
Sun/Mon April 16-17

Surface Design on Metal & Paper


$ 365  

 

Get ready to play, laugh, learn and have a blast in this informative, messy workshop. You will learn how to alter paper and metal as well as how to make a sweet chunky book using only watercolor paper, canvas, metal & embellishments.  First you will learn how to create gorgeous surfaces that will be used as the pages for your book.  We  will experiment with stencils, stamps & inexpensive household found objects to create yummy textures. I will introduce you to resists, glazes, gesso and ink to create depth, contrast and stunning color combinations. You will learn how to make magic out of imperfections, and how to make room for more happy accidents!  I will teach you my favorite techniques for creating interesting surfaces on metal, including metal transfers & leaf printing, which will later be used as the covers for your book. These are tried & true techniques that I use in most of my art work, whether it be assemblage, book design or figurative sculpture.  We will tie it all together on the second day to create a beautiful 5x7 inch book. I will teach you a simple bookbinding stitch and you will learn how to attach the metal cover without using glue.  You will leave with a beautiful book to fill with your cherished memories, photographs & writings, along with all information that you need to create more. You have enough pages and metal to complete another book at a later time. 

Materials Fee $30 paid at beginning of class includes:

A canvas book
shell, sandpaper, fibers, waxed linen thread, needle, metal tools, finishing
coat, glazes & several mark-making tools, as well as use of instructors
hand carved stamps, stencils & consumables.
 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

IMPORTANT! Please read the supply list NOW and collect your supplies early. I do not sell extra supplies in class and 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 lleighannalight@gmail.comeighannalight@gmail.com

WHITE GESSO: 6 oz.

PVA GLUE: 4 oz.

SMALL IMAGES & EPHEMERA: a wide variety to choose from, 6x3 inches or smaller.

SMALL FOUND OBJECTS: a nice variety, used to embellish your deck.

SCISSORS, a few medium size PAINT BRUSHES & a CUP for paint water.

SMALL CRAFT BRADS: Michaels is a good source, they look similar to tiny paper fasteners.

2 or 3 of your favorite ACRYLIC PAINTS... These cards are small so you don't need a lot. If everyone brings a SMALL amount of 2 or 3 colors & is willing to share, there should be plenty to go around.

SCRAP PAPER

OPTIONAL

A HEAT GUN: if you have one. I will have 3 to share.
A CROP-A-DILE or a METAL PUNCH: if you have one. I will bring several to share.
ART ALCHEMY WAX
ALCOHOL INK
ADIRONDACK DYE RE-INKERS:
This is a wonderful Ranger product that has been discontinued. If you have some, please bring them, I will have some to share.
***Pigment re-inkers & Alcohol inks are NOT the same & will not work.
 


Lisa Bebi
9:00 - 4:30
Sun/Mon April 16-17

Aerial Landscape Painting


$ 365  

 

channeling Richard Diebenkorn

Master artist, Richard Diebenkorn took his first airplane flight  from New Mexico to California in the early 1950’s. Looking out the window he saw carefully combed farmland and color patches of land and plots. This visual changed the way he painted.
In this painting workshop, learn to see what he saw. We will paint a patchwork landscape combining graphic and loose lines and colors that work well together in our own style.
  

Kit fee of $85includes:

Everything you need for this class including but not limited to: 11” x 14” canvas(es), acrylic paints, brushes, palette paper, water can, paper towels, pencil, gels, chalk pens, molding paste, palette knife, ink pens,, water soluble crayons, other drawing tools, and reference images.
For ideas please check out:
https://www.pinterest.com/lisabebi/aerial-landscapes/
  
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
 


Tina Haller
9:00 - 4:30
Sun/Mon April 16-17

Shading With Paint


$ 360  

 

Layers of technique with MIXED MEDIA

Join me for two day class full of creativity! You will learn 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 on CARD STOCK paper for full effect of paint shading) Please see details below. Email Tina for questions Tinabasich@aol.com


 

Class collage paper kit $40 paid in CASH to teacher at beginning of class 

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 email me.

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

-Assorted paint brushes: 1.5 inch, 1 inch and a small detailed brush.
-1 Wood canvas approx. 20 x 30 inches. MDF board also works great. If you are flying to the retreat and unable to travel with a large canvas you can bring two medium size wood canvases 18x24 inch.
-medium 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.

 
  


Mon April 17

Traci Lyn Huskamp & Marylin Huskamp
9:00 - 4:30
Mon April 17

Technicolor Journaling


$ 185  

 

Experience an art journaling color explosion by rendering subjects using intense, high chroma, deeply saturated art sticks. This workshop, suitable for all skill levels, explores the art pastel medium along with methods for sketching from a photograph using a fast and easy technique that requires no previous drawing skills, interpreting color, selecting dramatic color combinations, working with glue alternatives for attaching miscellaneous ephemera, creating journal pages from odd materials such as brown packing paper, and idea discovery for recording the everyday.

Materials Fee $25 paid at beginning of class includes:

1 Large Brown Packing Paper Journal, Pastel Fixative, Misc. Pastel Sticks (NOTE: to be used by all students during class)

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

1 - 24 ct. box or larger of NuPrisma Pastels, 1 - mechanical pencil, 1 - white eraser, 2 - fine tip black Sharpie, 1 - 8 1/2 x 11 or larger pad of tracing paper, 1 - package of graphite paper, 1- RED BALL POINT ink pen (NOTE: MUST BE RED and MUST BE A BALL POINT PEN), 5 to 10 - personal photographs printed on copy paper (NOTE: select photographs where there is a main subject and it fills the entire picture. Consider enlarging the photo when printing. The enlarged images should be no bigger than 10.5” x 7.5” and MUST BE ON COPY PAPER), 1 - package of baby wipes for cleaning hands. 1- small roll of paper towels.


Donna Downey
9:00 - 4:30
Mon April 17

Mixed Media Abstracts


$ 180  

 

Color, Collage & Pattern!!!!
This is like the creative g-spot for a mixed media artist like me!  Whether it is scrolling through an social media, surfing Pinterest or creating in my own studio, a well executed layered collage, bold mix of colors and a great design will stop me in my tracks and make me exclaim, “YES!” everytime.  For many creaties knowing how to connect strong elements like these in their work can be a struggle. The “What should I do next?” vs. “What if I mess it up?” inner dialogue is real and it can make us stop short of finding our own “YES!” moments.  In this course we will spend the afternoon together taking a deeper dive into color harmonies, collage composition and using pattern to create movement in your work.  And yes, abstracts are without rules, but with a little good solid direction an okay design can become a spectacular “YES!” moment.  So It’s time to break into your hoard of beloved stencils, dust off those favorite stamps and dig into that drawer of collage & ephemera we have abstracts to make!!

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

? Any size heavy weight paper or journal up to 11x14 (I like working on paper
because I don't have to wait for the pages to dry)
? stencils
? Stamps
? Pencils (anything that makes a line, in any and all media. Whatever, you have
works and I will be sharing and demoing ideas for a bunch.)
? Acrylic paint (fluid or heavy body in any colors)
? Some fun color harmonies to try:
? Pink & Orange: Medium Magenta & Quin Nickel Azo Gold
? Fun Teal Triad: Cobalt Teal, Light Violet, Yellow Ochre
? Red Analogous triad: Napthol Red, Light Magenta, Quinacridone
Burnt Orange
? Blue Compound Complementary: Light Ultramarine Blue, Cobalt
Turquoise, Titan Buff, Yellow Oxide, Nickel Azo Yellow
? Or a simple Favorite Mix: Ultramarine Blue, Titan Pale
? Gesso (You can pre gesso if you would like.)
? Artist tape or painters tape
? A couple favorite paintbrushes


Lorri Scott
9:00 - 4:30
Mon April 17

Botanical & Rust Dyed Scarves


$ 185  

 

This class is a journey through a garden of your own creation to wear when you need the soft embrace of Mother Nature.

Fabric pieces are laid on the table, littered with fallen leaves, bygone rose petals, neglected rusty relics of iron and copper, perhaps sprinkled with tea or marigolds. Bundles of nature are wrapped, bound, and steamed then left to transcend and create magic.

Raw silk gauze scarf lengths of fabric will be dyed. While the scarf fabrics are simmering we will rust and botanical dye small pieces of fabrics that you may want to stitch onto your final scarf piece or use in other projects later on.

I will show you how to finish the scarves with my hand-sewn hem method using embroidery floss and running stitch. If you choose to bring buttons or old lace these can be added on the ends or maybe some rhinestone chain to add bling.

You must be prepared to smell the heady aroma of eucalyptus and onion skins steaming and be open to the surprise transformation of the dye process.
  

Materials Fee $25 paid at beginning of class includes:

2 scarf blanks, fabrics, dyes, embroidery thread and needles, botanicals and other goodies.

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Pincushion
Pins
Scissors for fabric
Protective apron and gloves if you want other than the disposable ones I provide
Vintage Lace, buttons, or other trims and adornments for your scarf

I will have extra scarf blanks for sale as well as some vintage lace, etc. for embellishment.

Please contact me if you have any questions

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


Gwen Lafleur
9:00 - 4:30
Mon April 17

Watercolor for Mixed Media


$ 185  

 

Do you love the look of watercolor but aren't quite sure how to get started? Watercolor is everywhere in mixed media lately, with a dizzying selection of watercolor tools and products to choose from. In this class, we'll take the fear factor out of this fun and versatile form of painting and layer in lots of fun mixed media elements.

We'll start by learning a few terms, approaches, and brush strokes that are the foundation for an endless variety of techniques and projects. We'll then add in several household and mixed media products to create cool effects and unique looks.

With these core concepts under our belts, we'll play and experiment to create one-of-a-kind backgrounds. Then we'll make watercolored focal points both with basic brush strokes and by incorporating stamps and coloring images that can be combined with collage elements and other supplies to make beautifully layered mixed media artwork to frame, use as a card, or add to a journal.

 

Materials Fee $5 paid at beginning of class includes:

• A variety of add-ins to create fun textures and effects with your watercolors
• A technique worksheet along with two hand-drawn images printed on watercolor paper that you can watercolor and use in your projects
• Stamps and stencils to share
• Some of my handmade gold watercolor paint to share
• A variety of collage papers, ephemera, washi tape, etc... to build your final pieces

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

• A basic set of watercolors with enough colors to create backgrounds and elements with variety (you can also mix your own if you feel confident.) Don't forget black and white! (Watercolor is a discipline where the quality of your supplies really does make a difference, but for this class you can even bring a set of Prang or Crayola kids watercolors and still learn the techniques and make the projects.)
• A palette (white works best - anything from a glass plate to a plastic or ceramic palette is fine)
• At least 1 paintbrush - I suggest size 2 and 4 round. (A good starting set is sizes 2, 4, 6, and 8 rounds.) Princeton Select is a good quality but still economical starting brand. Kids and cheap craft store brushes tend to shed and are very hard to use.
• A pad of at least 10 sheets of watercolor paper (I like 140 pound... Canson XL is a great , versatile starter paper for a good price.)
• Scissors
• A permanent black pen (IE Micron) size .05 and I also like to have white and gold gel pens (I use Uni-Ball Signo.)
 


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

Bird collage: Stencils and Templates


$ 185  

 

Create realistic or fanciful bird portraits using the techniques of stencils and templates without any drawing skills. Use recycled paper as “paint” to create unique works of art. You will make two or more attractive, frame-ready works of art featuring your favorite feathered friends. You can use these secret techniques to create an infinite number of other works at home, and surprise yourself with how sophisticated your results can be

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

8 x 10 color photo or photocopy of some favorite birds. Calendar images are great and there will be plenty of images in class. Your image will not be damaged. Close-ups are best.
Papers that are interesting to you and old magazines to cut up
Your favorite scissors, a cutting mat and Exacto knife if you have one.
 

All other materials will be supplied including many reference photos of flowers.


Roxanne Padgett
9:00 - 4:30
Mon April 17

Mixed Media Madness


$ 185  

 

In my mixed media art, I like to say that I start with a broom and end with a needle, meaning I start big and free and end with small meaningful details. We will spend the morning painting, drawing, collaging, and printing on various substrates, such as paper, copies, mag pages, folders, and fabric scraps, to create your mixed media stash. We will create pieces that are layered with scribbles, mark-making, stencils, and stamping with lots of fun and unique tools. You will also explore color, texture, and pattern in mixed media mark-making. In the afternoon, we will use your mixed media stash to create a hard-covered collaged accordion fold book utilizing your unique mixed media papers and fabric scraps.

You will walk away with a stack of pieces that can be used later in other personal projects and your accordion fold book. I will be bringing lots of stencils and stamps to work with, but if you have your favorites, you can bring those to play with.
 

Materials Fee $ 20 cash paid at beginning of class includes:

Book Boards and cut paper for the accordion fold book
Paper, B & W copies, folders, fabric scraps & other materials to paint on
Gesso and matt medium
Roller brush and sponges
Items to make mark-making tools
Printed instructions
 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Scissors
UHU Glue stick
Acrylic paint: no heavy body; whatever colors you like, I recommend at least the primary colors of primary Yellow, Magenta, and Cyan (or turquoise) and Black and white.
Big and small paint brushes or two, inexpensive brushes work best for this class.
A pencil and favorite drawing tools: I use Crayola crayons, china markers, POSCA pens, sharpies, etc.
A brayer to flatten down the collaged layers.
A bone folder
Blow dryer
Water Container, paper towels, or a rag
Pad of 80lb weight drawing paper, any size you want. I use Strathmore drawing series 400
Random paper ephemera to paint on, tags, envelops, text pages

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

 


Vicki Assegued
9:00 - 4:30
Mon April 17

Mixed Media Weaving on a Simple Frame Loom


$ 185  

 

Learn many techniques to create exciting and unique weavings, made on a simple frame loom. You’ll use yarn, string, fabric, jewelry parts and all sorts of fun embellishments to create a textured and lively piece. You’ll also learn to make tassels, pompoms, and fringes to add on to the body and edges of your weaving. No weaving or art experience is necessary to take this workshop, or to make fabulous pieces of art. Perfect for beginning through advanced artists.

Materials Fee $45 paid at beginning of class includes:

Instructor will provide looms, as well as some fabrics, yarn, string, embellishments

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Yarns and strings (wool, cotton, acrylic, synthetic, etc.) in any colors and textures you like
 Strong string or yarn (that can’t be broken by pulling on it) for creating the warp on the loom
 Fabric to cut into strips (can use second-hand clothing, placemats, fabric scraps, etc.)
Fabric scissors
 Embroidery needle (plastic or metal, 3 inches long, with eye large enough to fit yarns),
 Sturdy stick, dowel or driftwood piece to hang your weaving from. Be sure it is several inches wider than the frame.
 Sewing needle and thread
Optional: lace, ribbon, shells, jewelry parts, sticks, driftwood, beads


 


Liz Kettle
9:00 - 4:30
Mon April 17

Pojagi/Bojagi


$ 185  

 

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


Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Assorted fabrics: cotton, linen, silk organza or ramie. Crisp fabrics with a bit of body work better than soft, slippery fabrics. Bring an assortment in the colors you want to use. Fabrics that do not have a right or wrong side (such as hand dyed or sheer organza) work very well. No more than a grocery bag full.
Assorted thread: Cotton thread, Perle cotton (size 12 or 8) and embroidery floss all work great. Bring an assortment of colors that complement or contrast with your chosen fabrics.
Needles: hand sewing embroidery, milliners or chenille in assorted sizes
Basic sewing kit: small scissors, hera marker if you have one, thimble if you use one, readers and extra lighting (if you need them).

Optional: rotary cutter, small mat, and ruler

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


 


Stephanie Lee
9:00 - 4:30
Mon April 17

Luminous Layers


$ 185  

 

In this workshop create transparent and translucent elements to layer in subtle and
luminous depth that is equal parts simple and complex. We will begin with a foundation
of paint on which we will layer our transparent elements, exploring color and shape, light and shadow, personal symbols, and story-telling. Mindfully working with and against the materials to create dynamic compositions, we’ll finish our pieces with a luminous layer of wax that we will texture further for depth that can’t be achieved any other way. When the workshop is over, you will have many pieces in various stages of completion, including some done and ready to hang.

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

generous supply of inks, encaustic medium, extra substrates, paper and ephemera, and other various mediums including paints, gel mediums, shared tools, etc

**Instructor will provide a plethora of sharable tools and supplies

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

- 3-5 substrates of your choice (8??x10?? or larger; whatever you’re most comfortable
traveling with or shipping ) These can be cradled wood, artist boards, plywood (rough is great), etc. No plank wood, particle board, or canvas board.
- 5-8 small substrates of your choice. These may be 4?? square canvas boards or pieces of plywood, etc. They do NOT have to be cradled.
- 1 pad of tracing paper
- Basic art supplies such as scissors, craft knife, pencil, apron, water container, rags, etc.
- 3-5 medium to larger sized paint brushes (preferably different shapes and densities from each other)
- A few of your favorite colors of acrylic paint, including your favorite white (I love
titanium white) and a dark neutral color such as raw or burnt umber, Van Dykes  Brown, dark gray, or black.
- Small bottle of soft, regular, or heavy gel medium of your choice and brush to  apply it
- Various photocopied (laser) images in a mix of black and white, and color. Black
and white images are fine on cheap copy paper, made at a library or on an older  machine. Just don’t use inkjet home printer images. I recommend keeping these  images a bit on the smaller side - 4-8 images per 8.5” x 11” paper.
OPTIONAL SUPPLIES:
- Various tools for scratching, scraping and creating texture, such as awl, old pencils, hair combs, etc.
- a small stack of collage papers and ephemera
- heat gun
- Thin found objects to incorporate into the encaustic medium


Rochelle Gaukel
9:00 - 4:30
Mon April 17

Fields of Flowers


$ 185  

 

In this workshop you will be creating beautiful pressed flower creations inside soldered glass. You will be finishing two wall hangings. One is 5” circle glass and the other is 5” x 7” rectangular glass.

Using a variety of pressed flowers we will glue them in a pattern onto vintage papers or solid background papers. There will be lots to choose from to make your creations.

This workshop is a great class for the beginner solder student.

 

Materials Fee $30 paid at beginning of class includes:

Glass, copper tape, papers, pressed flowers, lace.

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Cookie sheet for your solder station
Soldering iron (WELLER 100 WATT/Model W100PG) - https://glasssupplies41.com/product/weller-100-watt-w100pg-temperature-controlled-soldering-iron/
Soldering iron stand - https://glasssupplies41.com/product/diamond-tech-studio-pro-soldering-iron-stand-heavy-duty/
Spool of lead-free solder - https://glasssupplies41.com/product/choice-lead-free-solder-1-pound-16-oz-roll-solder-copy/
Flux - https://www.amazon.com/Water-Soluble-Lead-Free-Flux/dp/B088WV4HS4/ref=sr_1_23?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI5I2Iyafy9gIV4Qh9Ch2jnwoEEAAYAyAAEgLeJvD_BwE&hvadid=580941290077&hvdev=c&hvlocphy=9033387&hvnetw=g&hvqmt=e&hvrand=12183891664314860077&hvtargid=kwd-827600778679&hydadcr=17038_13426322&keywords=worthington+water+soluble+flux&qid=1648797040&sr=8-23
Sal Ammoniac block - https://glasssupplies41.com/product/large-block-8-oz-sal-ammoniac/
Scissors
Jewelry pliers set
Rag or towel
Apron

 


Renee Richetts
9:00 - 4:30
Mon April 17

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
 


Laura Denison
9:00 - 4:30
Mon April 17

Soft Dolls and Fairies


$ 185  

 

Create you very own doll to play with! Learn to needle sculpt the face to bring out each dolls unique personality. You will learn to use a felting needle to add hair and fun clothes to add to the personality and style of your doll..

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

includes pre-sewn doll head and body and stuffing tools. I will have light medium and dark skin tones available. These will be pre-sewn to maximize your class time, you will also receive pattern to make more dolls at home. I will have a collection of yarns and clothing fabrics to share and supplement what you bring.

 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Basic Supplies:
- Pencil for marking
- Scissors for fabric and paper
- Thimble and thread snips, if you use them
- Seam ripper
- Favorite white glue
- Hot glue gun and sticks
- Sewing pins
- Hand sewing needles in multiple sizes and neutral thread
- Piercing tool or awl
Additional Supplies
- Sewing machine with thread and needles. We won’t need these to begin class. We will use to make clothing. I will have a couple of machines available to share if you do not have one to bring. Clothes can be hand sewn if preferred.
- Fiberfill stuffing
- Yarn or fibers for hair in your choice of color or texture. Unique yarns can be fun!
- Felting needle (available online or at big box craft stores)
- Black Pigma permanent markers in .02 and .08
- Colored pencils and water soluble crayons for faces/eyes
- White 1mm Posca pen
- Fabric for clothing. Clothing and quilting fabric is easiest to use. Scraps and fat quarters work great. Felt or wool is great for shoes.

 


Libby Williamson
9:00 - 4:30
Mon April 17

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.
 


Mon/Mon Eve April 17

Erin Keck
9:00 - 4:30 & 6:30 - 9:30
Mon/Mon Eve April 17

Color Flow / Cold Enameled Steampunk Clock


$ 285  

 

In this creative colorful class students will make their own Steampunk style clock. This clock is Much Bigger and Brighter than all of the other Steampunk Clocks I have taught. If you are not into Bright colors do not worry. You can choose your own color pallets. Plus, you will be learning a process unlike all of the others!
In this full day and evening workshop Students will be exploring different surface techniques on wood laser cut gears. Students will explore cold surface enamel process on wood gears. Students will then construct gears into a working clock with emphasis on balance and dimension.
Each student will leave with a working original “Cold Enameled” Wall Clock measuring Approximately 12” inches. This class is for all skill levels.
 

Materials Fee $40 paid at beginning of class includes:

Everything needed to create this clock. Wood Laser cut Gears, Paints, stains, Cold enameling materials, adhesive, and all clock hardware.

 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

apron, lap towel


Mon Eve April 17

Kat Kirby
6:30 - 9:30
Mon Eve April 17

Spirit Wands/Talking Sticks


$ 100  

 

A Spirit Wand can be used as a meditation tool, art piece, healing stick, or for whatever purpose you would like to call into your life. In a way, when we begin creating this wand, we set an intention for its use, which "programs" it for the specific purpose.  The Talking Stick is a First Nations custom used when people are discussing an issue or topic. Only the person with the talking stick has the right to speak. It helps slow down our minds and just listen, as we know we won't be speaking until we get the talking stick. There is no talking over someone else. It makes us aware that conversation includes talking, thinking, and listening.  Meditative and fun, we will infuse our sticks with an intention, a wish, a poem, or an affirmation. This will serve as the base layer, before we add our yarns, washi tapes, paints, feathers, charms, beads, crystals and more, to create this beautiful and powerful wand.  I will show you how to meditatively wrap your stick with yarns and ribbons, including using a simple pattern to give it more texture and interest.
A simple closing ritual will bring our creations to life, and you will leave with a very special art piece 

Materials Fee $20 paid at beginning of class includes:

Yarn
Washi Tape
Ribbons, string, thread
Paints and brushes
Supplies to share

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

A stick, any size between 6” - 12” ideally.
Found items from nature
Special charms, beads, crystals, or other items you wish to add to your piece
A glue stick
Container for water
Paper towels


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

Chine Colle


$ 100  

 

Chine Collé is a process where thin paper is bonded to heavier paper during the printmaking process. We’ll experiment using this traditional method in combination with new modern printmaking techniques. This workshop is for everyone. Beginners to experienced printmakers will enjoy learning this process and making several prints ready to take home and frame.
We will use relief carvings and papers to create Chine Colle prints. We’re not carving in this class- just printing- so feel free to bring any wood, linoleum or rubber carvings/stamps you already have. Susan.Rossiter@yahoo.com

Materials Fee $30 paid to instructor at beginning of class includes:
includes use of Gel Press plates, OPEN Acrylic colors, brayers, Images and printmaking papers, collage papers, Akua inks, registration guides, tape, Gel Medium

Supplies Needed to bring for Class:
Small brayer 1.5-2”
Gloves if you want to protect your hands
Scissors
A metal spoon
Paper towels/baby wipes
Optional- papers or stamps you already have

 


 


Susan Schenk
6:30 - 9:30
Mon Eve April 17

Feather Collage


$ 100  

 

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

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

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

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


 


Helene Knott
6:30 - 9:30
Mon Eve April 17

Tassels in the Air


$ 100  

 

Tassels are fun – who doesn’t like tassels? They can be easy to make as well, in a variety of materials and styles. Cultures all over the world use tassels to embellish utilitarian items and clothing, a tassel can make the plainest item elegant. In this class you will learn a few of different ways to make easy, chic tassels – from basic to embellished and in various styles.
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 $20 paid at beginning of class includes:

decorative floss, yarn and/or cords, needle, large bead/bauble for hanger, small beads for embellishments on tassel skirts.

 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

• Scissors: Craft scissors.


Brooke Henry
6:30 - 9:30
Mon Eve April 17

Messy Fabric Snippet Rolls


$ 100  

 

Learn to create messy snippet rolls made out of bold coordinating fabrics. We will collage fabrics in a visually appealing way while using stitching to piece it all together. Snippet rolls can be used in a wide variety of ways: cut up to add texture on an art page, used as a patch for visible mending, for purse straps, to make embellishments for journals, on journal covers and so many other ways. No sewing skills needed, basic machine skills will be taught if needed.

Materials Fee $10 paid at beginning of class includes:

Canvas strips for base
Fabric
Glue stick

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

? Sharp fabric scissors
? Sewing machine thread + bobbin thread (we will have machines to share, but if you live locally, please bring yours)
? Sewing machine
Optional items:
? Rotary cutter
? Cutting ma


Laura Denison
6:30 - 9:30
Mon Eve April 17

Angel Journal


$ 100  

 

A fun matchbook style book with a whimsical angel personality added. Use as an art journal, photo, album, or writing journal.

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

receipt pad, chipboard for covers, vintage book papers, written tutorial with optional Angel hair styles, etc

 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Basic Supplies:
- Pencil for marking
- Scissors
- Favorite glue
- Kraft knife, blades, and cutting matt
- Paper cutter and extra blade
- Strong adhesive tape (ScorTape or similar)
- Piercing tool or awl
- Matte Medium and brush for applying
- Cup for water
- Paper towels or paint rag
- Spray bottle with water (small is fine)
- Non stick matt or freezer paper

Additional Supplies
- Washi Tapes in your favorite colors
- Patterned paper, collage fodder paper, or patterned fabric for cover “dress”
- Inexpensive acrylic paint for hair faces, wings and clothing in colors you choose.
- Black and white markers in fine and medium points for details
- Any additional personal papers or embellishments you wish to add
- Lace and trims to add to dress and bottoms of pages
- You will need spray ink, colored pencils, water soluble crayons, paint, ink for edging paper, etc. to complete book
- Heat tool


Tue April 18

Traci Lyn Huskamp & Marylin Huskamp
9:00 - 4:30
Tue April 18

Zipper Necklace


$ 185  

 

In this class you will learn how to convert a zipper into a beautiful necklace. After painting the image on fabric, it will be attached to the medallion. Then wool felt and doily are attached to the back of the medallion prior to attaching it to the zipper. The zipper will be decorated in a personal style selected by each student. Once completed it makes a lovely necklace accent piece to a shirt, blouse or dress. Placement of the zipper is adjustable to ensure the best look with a favorite outfit. This unique necklace will definitely be a conversion piece that others will envy.
Drawing is not a prerequisite for this class. Students will be taught how to transfer an image to a medallion then painted it with acrylic paint. Instructors will show students simple painting methods that provide each student with a successful and beautiful piece of jewelry. Instructors will provide glue, paint and straight pins necessary for creating the medallion design and to hold trim on the zipper in place while creating the decor.
  

Materials Fee $25 paid at beginning of class includes:

Zipper, embroidery thread, wood medallion, tracing paper, wool felt, fabric for painting design, doily, buttons, trim for decorating zipper, lobster claw fastener, patterns for medallion painting.

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Apron, needle, small Artist Quality round brush #4 or #6, mechanical pencil, ruler, and fabric scissors, paper for taking notes.
Optional: Any special trims or buttons you may want to personalize your necklace
 


Erin Keck
9:00 - 4:30
Tue April 18

Pop Top Beads


$ 185  

 

In this workshop students will learn how to create four different style beads using vintage new/old stock bottle caps. Using a metal Disc Cutter, and Dapping block we will transform ordinary metal bottle caps into unique beads. A bangle bracelet kit will be added for students to display their finished beads.
This is for all skill levels. Each student will leave with as many beads as they wish to make during the class 

Materials Fee $20 paid at beginning of class includes:

Vintage New Old Stock Bottle caps, all jewelry hardware to create beads and bracelet, tools to be used in class

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

A basic jewelry tool kit,(round nose pliers, chain nose pliers, small wire cutters) teacher will also have a few extra tools to use.


Karron Troil
9:00 - 4:30
Tue April 18

Movement & Connection


$ 185  

 

The process of mixing and pouring paint is the most refreshing, fun, and exciting way of creating art. Every piece will be a one-of-a-kind. Whether you are a beginner or have experience pouring, this class is for you!

In this workshop we will learn about different mediums that can be mixed with acrylic paints to make fluid art. Students will be mixing paints with various mediums and will pour on several practice canvases to gain an understanding of the differences in the flow of the mixtures. We will also learn different ways to move the paint on the canvas. Students will practice pouring layers over wet layers of paint. We will go through quite a bit of paint and medium and will use a number of small canvases in this workshop.

Materials Fee $45 paid at beginning of class includes:

All supplies will be provided, including paints, canvases, mixing containers, mediums and various mark making tools.

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Students will need an apron or old shirt as this can get a little messy!


Kat Kirby
9:00 - 4:30
Tue April 18

Upcycled Books: Let's Not Say - "junk journal"!


$ 185  

 

Let’s create new journals from old books! (Or even new books).
Using a hard-covered book, you will learn how to successfully deconstruct it by
removing the text block. We will then reinforce the spine and create signatures (groups of papers to form the pages).The signatures are not just any old papers; they will include papers you will create using paints, stencils, stamps, and more! Once that’s finished, then it’s time to decide how you want to organize your pages, and we will talk about the various options.
Using a variety of bookbinding tools, I will show you how to stitch in the signatures, and create the inside covers. Choose a book whose cover you like, as we will not be covering
the covers, but rather leaving them as they are, or decorating them. Once the books are created, I will share my 14 favorite ways to embellish the pages, including pockets, tip-ins, pattern repetition, and more. You will leave this workshop with a true, one-of-a-kind treasure book! 

Materials Fee $25 paid at beginning of class includes:

Papers papers and more papers, such as:
Mixed media paper, Watercolor paper, Copy paper, Lined paper, Grid paper,Vintage sheet music, Book pages, Yearbooks, Maps, Postcards, Paper napkins, Sewing patterns
A Bookbinding kit which contains everything you need for this project, including waxed linen thread, needles, bone folders, clips
Use of rubber stamps, stamp pads, stencils, pens, watercolor paints, brushes, washi tapes 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

A hard-covered book, ideally about 5” x 8” or thereabouts, with a spine no wider than 1.5”.
Scissors, exacto knife, self-healing mat
Pencil and Ruler
Favorite Paint brushes and tools if you have them
Washi tapes, a few different rolls. (Maybe we can share what we bring with one another)
Container for water
Paper towels
Baby wipes


Gwen Lafleur
9:00 - 4:30
Tue April 18

Wishes & Dreams Spirit Dolls


$ 185  

 

In this fun approach to creating your own mixed media spirit dolls, we'll create unique characters that hold our wishes and dreams on the inside and feature unique faces and features on the outside.

I'll teach you how to sculpt your own face and head from clay (although there will also be molds available.) We'll learn a fun and easy process for painting the heads and preparing them for their headdresses and then we'll create easy no-sew bodies. Once the basic pieces of our dolls are complete, the fun really begins as we wrap, dress, and accessorize our spirit dolls with fabric, wire, ribbons, beads, feathers, and more.

In the end, we'll have spirit dolls full of both their makers' hopes and their own unique personalities. You'll have the option to mount your completed doll in a vintage industrial spindle (included in your kit) which you can add into a larger installation later. I'll also share and discuss how I added additional pieces and features into my dolls to create truly individual and meaningful works of art.
 

Materials Fee $15 paid at beginning of class includes:

• Clay for your doll's head
• Skewer and vintage industrial spindle
• Stuffing and sari ribbon to create the body
• Face molds to use in class if desired
• Glazing supplies for the sculpted face
• A selection of textiles and embellishments to share?
• Some paint and extra tools to share
 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

• Scissors (both paper and fabric scissors if you keep them separate)
• A selection of fabric – some at least 6” x 8” to make the body, plus other fabric scraps and pieces as desired to dress and embellish the doll and finished piece.
• Decorative threads, ribbons, lace, etc… to dress the doll and accent the base
• Feathers, beads, crystals, charms, dried flowers – bring a selection of embellishments you want to use in your piece.
• Wire – 24 gauge (I like black or dark metallic annealed wire) and wire cutters
• A few colors of paint for your face. Be sure to have 2-3 dark and 2-3 light colors (opaque or semi-opaque work best.)
• Paintbrushes – I like round bristle brushes (I buy the 12 pack by Loew-Cornell in a variety of sizes) as well as a detail brush for the face (like a size 0 or 2 round.)
• Strong glue – I like to have Tacky Glue or other white glue along with E6000, LocTite Gel Control Ultra, or similar
• If you have fabric and / or embellishments that have special meaning or tie into your wishes and dreams, I encourage you to bring some of those to incorporate into your spirit doll.
Optional Supplies:
• If you have anything specific that you want to use for the base of your doll instead of or in addition to the vintage spindle, you may want to bring that with you.
• Clay tools
• Jewelry tools – I recommend round nose pliers
• Tweezers, hat pin… anything helpful to you in manipulating beads and small pieces
 


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

Flower Collage: Stencils and Templates


$ 185  

 

Create realistic or fanciful flower portraits using the techniques of stencils and templates without any drawing skills. Use recycled paper as “paint” to create unique works of art. You will make two or more attractive, frame-ready works of art featuring your favorite blooms. You can use these secret techniques to create an infinite number of other works at home, and surprise yourself with how sophisticated your results can be.

All  materials will be supplied including many reference photos of flowers 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

8 x 10 color photo or photocopy of some favorite flowers. Calendar images are great and there will be plenty of images in class. Your image will not be damaged. Close-ups are best.
Papers that are interesting to you and old magazines to cut up
Your favorite scissors, a cutting mat and Exacto knife if you have one.
 


Jacqueline Sullivan
9:00 - 4:30
Tue April 18

Abstracted Landscape


$ 185  

 

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

Materials Fee $15 paid at beginning of class includes:

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

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

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


Roxanne Padgett
9:00 - 4:30
Tue April 18

Print Making Extravaganza


$ 185  

 

Using everyday and simple materials, you can create fun and beautiful prints without an expensive press or fancy art materials. We will focus on different print-making techniques, collagraph relief, mono-printing, & trace-monoprints, reduction prints, and pochoir prints, with a few surprises thrown in, such as Sumi-nagashi. You can create still-lifes, landscapes, and abstracts, whatever captures your attention. No drawing or print-making experience is required.

 Materials Fee $20 cash  paid at beginning of class includes:

Styrofoam printing plates
Foam, matt board, folders for creating plates
Plastic for inking & rolling
Rice paper & Sumi-ink
Printing paper, Strathmore print-making paper, 300 series, cut to size
Paper Collage materials: Tags, envelopes, bags, index cards
Foam rollers
Printed instructions
Inks & Watercolors

 Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Pencil
Scissors
Brayer
Glue stick
Black Oil stick: I use Shiva brand
Black Water soluble Block printing ink, I use speedball
Acrylic paint: no heavy body, whatever colors you like, any brand.
Big and small paintbrush or two.
Paper towels or a rag, and a water container.
Paper Strathmore drawing paper, 400 series, 8 by 10-inch pad, white or cream
A Brayer
A clip Board, you don't mind getting paint on
A wooden spoon for rubbing the backs of the prints
Random paper items to print on, tags, envelopes and text sheets torn from old books.

Optional:
Print-making baren
Photo, reference material, landscape, still life etc.
Apron & gloves
Blow dryer,
light and extension cord
Journal for note taking
 


Vicki Assegued
9:00 - 4:30
Tue April 18

Textural Weaving on Plastic Fencing


$ 185  

 

We’ll use plastic fencing material as the foundation for our super textural weaving. The fencing offers many options for creating fabulous effects, both with the bottom fringe and with the whole body of the piece, allowing for interesting and dynamic outcomes. We’ll use knotting, wrapping, tying, sewing, coiling and twisting of our materials to build your exciting and stunning piece to hang on the wall. This is a great project for incorporating all kinds of pieces and parts you may already have on hand, such as fabric scraps, jewelry parts, shells, beads, unfinished project parts, yarn, and other embellishments. No weaving experience is necessary, and all levels are most welcome.

Materials Fee $20 paid at beginning of class includes:

Instructor will provide fabrics, decorative elements, plastic fencing

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

*Bring a variety of fabric to cut up, such as used clothing, fabric scraps, trims, lace, pillowcases, place mats, tablecloths, etc. The sky's the limit with this. Any type of fabric will work.

*Excellent fabric scissors
I use Gingher 7 inch but you can use any good fabric scissors you may have at home.

*Buttons, beads, jewelry parts, string, trim, shells, yarn and other decorative elements.

*Needle and thread


Liz Kettle
9:00 - 4:30
Tue April 18

Scrolling Around with Hand Stitching


$ 185  

 

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

Materials Fee $25 paid at beginning of class includes:

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

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

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


Stephanie Lee
9:00 - 4:30
Tue April 18

Rewriting Image Stories


$ 185  

 

Before online vaults of inspirational pictures were accessible at the click of a mouse,
there were magazines and printed photographs. Full color, curated images that we’d
treat ourselves to thumbing through at the end of a busy day.
In this class, we’re going to reconnect with the printed images to incorporate magazine
images to create pops of color and visual texture in a way that can be tricky to create
from scratch. I’ll show you how to approach a page as a study of sorts to conjure up
sweet vignettes of color and form from magazine images that are totally transformed
from their original state. If you are drawn to images you see in magazines and aren’t
sure how to use them or if you love using images but want to learn new ways to alter
them to be more original to you and your style, this class offers both for you to create
intriguing visual interest and focus with the found magazine images you love.
 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Basic art supplies such as your favorite brushes, scissors, ruler, wet wipes, rags,
pencils, etc.
- Magazine pages
- Black and white copies of some of your magazine pages
- Your favorite collage glue (I like Liquitex Matte Gel or Matte Medium)
- Your favorite artist paints - I always like to have a heavy bodied Titanium White
on hand as well as a mix of latex house paint and various acrylic paints.
- Mark-making or scratching tools (I like a sharp awl or clay working tool)

OPTIONAL:
- Transparent collage ephemera such as tissue or tracing papers.
- Charcoal Crayon or Graphite Stick
- Oil or Water Soluble pastels (I used this Chrome Red Sennelier oil pastel but you
can buy any colors individually that you prefer.)
- Liquitex Clear gesso (I will be providing some for sharing)
- Plastic Scraper/spreader or old credit card
**Instructor will provide a plethora of sharable tools and supplies


Rochelle Gaukel
9:00 - 4:30
Tue April 18

Jolly Dolly


$ 185  

 

You can still play with dolls at any age!

This is such a fun project! You will receive the dolly’s head, arms and legs and paint them the way you want.

For the dolls body, we will be constructing a shadowbox out of cardboard and poster board and then gluing her dress papers inside along with glass glitter and buttons for her dress. Once your dolls shadowbox body is finished we will be soldering a piece of glass to seal everything in.

 

Materials Fee $40 paid at beginning of class includes:

Glass, copper tape, cardboard to make shadowbox, papers, doll head and limbs, paints, buttons, glass glitter

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Cookie sheet for your solder station
Soldering iron (WELLER 100 WATT/Model W100PG) - https://glasssupplies41.com/product/weller-100-watt-w100pg-temperature-controlled-soldering-iron/
Soldering iron stand - https://glasssupplies41.com/product/diamond-tech-studio-pro-soldering-iron-stand-heavy-duty/
Spool of lead-free solder - https://glasssupplies41.com/product/choice-lead-free-solder-1-pound-16-oz-roll-solder-copy/
Flux - https://www.amazon.com/Water-Soluble-Lead-Free-Flux/dp/B088WV4HS4/ref=sr_1_23?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI5I2Iyafy9gIV4Qh9Ch2jnwoEEAAYAyAAEgLeJvD_BwE&hvadid=580941290077&hvdev=c&hvlocphy=9033387&hvnetw=g&hvqmt=e&hvrand=12183891664314860077&hvtargid=kwd-827600778679&hydadcr=17038_13426322&keywords=worthington+water+soluble+flux&qid=1648797040&sr=8-23
Sal Ammoniac block - https://glasssupplies41.com/product/large-block-8-oz-sal-ammoniac/
Paintbrushes
Scissors
Jewelry pliers set
Rag or towel
Apron


Jen Cushman & Lorri Scott
9:00 - 4:30
Tue April 18

Intuitive Storyscapes


$ 185  

 

Your curiosity and imagination are the keys to discovering your intuitive self. You know this instinctively in your heart and soul because when you are in the midst of your creativity and making art you can feel the tingling sensation of time standing still. The feelings of you being rooted in the center of your being and that your artistry flows and pours forth from your hands and heart, sending thrills throughout your whole body.

Granted getting into flow comes easier to some of us than others, and every single human is creative. Imagination is our birthright. Intuitive Storyscapes with Lorri Scott and Jen Cushman will take you on a journey toward yourself to create a beautifully intimate and instinctively meaningful work of he{art}and soul.

Storyscapes embody collage with fabric, fiber, paper, nature finds, and other unique elements that are hand dyed, painted and stitched. 

Add into that mix an empowering oracle card that you’ll draw for inspiration and to help jump start your creative narrative and the result will be your own meaningful “storyscape”.

We begin class with an intuitive Mandala created collaboratively by the instructors before you arrive comprised of dyed fabrics using rust, botanical, and other techniques interspersed with lace pieces, printed words on fabric, scenes printed on organza and all other elements to create with. An oracle card for our creative community will be drawn and shared with the class and then each person will walk around the mandala gathering pieces that intuitively call to you to become your Storyscape. This shared experience of gathering our art materials in a new way sets the tone and feel for the day of both joyful collaborative community and soulful introspection.

After choosing the pieces instructors will talk about the elements of collage and how to apply them. Collage begins with an idea. When we walk the mandala various pieces of fabrics and elements will jump out at you so you grab it to add to your remnants. After collecting from the mandala and stepping back to reflect on what you’ve chosen inspiration will begin to take hold and guide you to a beautiful and unique-to-you arrangement.

Throughout the day, participants are encouraged to approach Jen if they wish for a quick five minutes or less oracle card reading for further inspiration or clarity to guide your creativity to a final “storyscape”.

Lorri will talk about stitching ideas, adhesives, bindings, attachments, and how to hang your final piece. We can stitch pockets on the back to add your empowering oracle card and other items or written words you want to include.

It helps to come with an open mind, no preconceived notions or expectations. This workshop is perfect for those who want to participate in a new experience of intuitive collage with intention and style.

 

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

all dyed and printed fabrics, trims, embellishment to create with

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Scissors
Needle
Thread (black and white and any other various colors you may wish to use)
Embroidery thread in your favorite colors
Ruler if you like straight lines
Paint brush for adding painted details or mark making
 


Renee Richetts
9:00 - 4:30
Tue April 18

Sew the Book-Roll the Beads


$ 185  

 

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
 


Libby Williamson
9:00 - 4:30
Tue April 18

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.
 


Tue Eve April 18

Erin Keck
6:30 - 9:30
Tue Eve April 18

Tin Art Pets


$ 100  

 

Fashioned after the Tin Art Babies Class that I teach we now have the class dedicated to pets. Sit back, relax, and have fun creating these adorable little art pets from old discarded objects.
In this enjoyable workshop we will be exploring our creativity as we turn vintage tins into Art Pets. Students will learn the construction of these pets as well as their embellishments. Each student will leave with one or two finished art pets.
This class is for all skill levels. 
 

Materials Fee $20 for each pet paid at beginning of class includes:

All supplies are furnished: tin of choice, head of choice, all embellishments from found objects provided


Susan Rossiter
6:30 - 9:30
Tue Eve April 18

Pochoir Printmaking


$ 100  

 

This is such a fun and easy technique. Using hand cut masks and stencils you’ll create several unique prints ready as collage papers, art to frame, gift or make into cards. All skill levels welcome. Email if you have any questions susan.rossiter@yahoo.com

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

use of Gel Press plates, OPEN Acrylic colors, large brayers, masks, stencils, and printmaking papers

Supplies Needed to bring for Class:
Tweezers (the pointy kind)
Small fussy scissors
X-Acto knife
Small cutting mat
Small 1 or 2” brayer
Gloves if you want to keep paint off your hands

(Many items are available at Runaway Art pop-up store, just email christy@runawayart.com and she’ll reserve for you
 
 


Karron Troil
6:30 - 9:30
Tue Eve April 18

Free Flow Basics


$ 100  

 

The process of mixing and pouring paint is the most refreshing, fun, and exciting way of creating art. Every piece will be a one-of-a-kind. Whether you are a beginner or have experience pouring, this class is for you!

In this class we will explore multiple techniques for mixing and pouring paint. We will prep our canvases, mix our paints and then learn several different ways to pour fluid paint on the canvas. Each student will start with three small practice pieces and then we will paint on a larger canvas.
 

Materials Fee $30 paid at beginning of class includes:

All supplies will be provided, including paints, canvas, mixing containers, mediums and various mark making tools.

 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Students will need an apron or old shirt as this can get a little messy!


Susan Schenk
6:30 - 9:30
Tue Eve April 18

Mini-butterfly Collages


$ 100  

 

Make your own butterfly stencils to create delightful 8 x 10 collages. Surprise yourself with how easily you can make sophisticated art with recycled paper as if it is paint. Create your small scale stencil from butterfly images then make collages from maps and other papers. Produce one or two frame-ready unique and intriguing works of art while exploring the idea of transformation and metamorphosis. No drawing skill needed.

“What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly.” Richard Bach
 

Everything will be provided including butterfly images.

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Papers that will be cut up, such as old maps, scrapbook sheets, music, Gelli sheets, etc.
Your favorite scissors
Optional: a cutting mat and Exacto knife if you have one


Brooke Henry
6:30 - 9:30
Tue Eve April 18

Stitched Collage Clusters


$ 100  

 

Learn to create one of a kind mini collage clusters that feature hand stitching. We will combine layers of simple techniques to create an intriguing focal element. These clusters can be used in a variety of ways: on journal pages, as patches for visible mending, on journal covers, on cards, and anything else you can think of in the mixed media and textile realm. You will be taught how to use hand stitching to add texture, intrigue, and focal interest. These same techniques of fabric collage can be adapted into larger projects and also be used in conjunction with machine stitching.

Materials Fee $10 paid at beginning of class includes:

 Felt
 Fabric
 Embroidery threads
 Hand sewing needles
 Glue stick
Focal paper bits

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

 Scissors (Thread snips & sharp fabric scissors)
Optional items:
 Rotary cutter
 Cutting mat
 Thimble for hand stitching
 Readers if needed
 Table lamp


Tue/Wed April 18-19

Clarissa Callesen
9:00 - 4:30
Tue/Wed April 18-19

Pretty is Boring: Texture Explosion


$ 365  

 

Pretty is nice but can also be boring. Of course, what one person sees as pretty can be night and day from someone else’s pretty. I am not actually here to dissect the word pretty. What I am here to do is invite you on a messy adventure where you are the one in charge of your experience. My job is to teach you a ton of crazy techniques, offer suggestions when wanted, and support you in YOUR unique creative process.
I want to invite you to explore making art that is interesting, mysterious, deep, scary, strange, but never boring.

We will have two full days to dive into this delicious process. The first day will be spent creating an original palette of beautiful chaos. Texture is the temple I worship at. I love cracked rusty, and peeling textures. I have a million different techniques to share and with two days we can explore some that take more time. On the second day, we are going to take your booty and create works of art. This is your journey, so you get to decide if you want to work to create an art book or if you want to work on singular works. Some of the techniques we will be exploring include rusting paper, staining paper, mark making, distressing, paint peeling and crackling, Gelli printing, and some crazy things I haven’t even come up with yet. On the second day, we will be covering composition and resolution. Making a simple pamphlet book. Playing with unusual combinations and exploring emotions and moods in abstraction.
 

Materials Fee $20 paid at beginning of class includes:

Stencils
Dyes
Walnut Ink
Instant Coffee
Metal reactive paint
Metallic acrylic paints
Other assorted acrylic paints and mediums
Rusty objects
Vinegar
Plastic
Gesso
Black ink
A ton of mark-making tools
Water-soluble graphite
Watercolor pens.
Posca pens
Texture tools
Vintage papers

 Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

• An assortment of sturdy paper: mixed media paper, watercolor paper, card stock
• A Gelli plate of any size or shape
• A brayer
• An assortment of acrylic paints from different manufacturers. We are looking to experiment with different qualities of paint: including some cheap craft paints, transparent paint, a heavy-bodied paint, and perhaps that strange paint you don’t know what to do with. Make sure to include a black and white.
• Scissors
• Wet wipes
• A palette and water container
• Paintbrushes in an assortment of sizes
• Matte gel medium
• Your favorite pens or pencils for mark-making
• A roll of blue painter’s tape

Optional:

• Heat gun and extension cord
• Flat rusted objects
• Colored ink or watercolors
• Other papers you may want to use for experimenting
• Small canvas if you prefer for a working surface
stapler and staples 
        


Donna Downey
9:00 - 4:30
Tue/Wed April 18-19

The Abstract Figure


$ 365  

 

Mixed-Media Art is exciting! The opportunity to stretch yourself, discovering how each
layer and art tool infuses more depth and personality as you work, leading you down the
path of making unique and expressive artwork that resonates with the viewer.
We will create artwork that has something to say, whether it is in the literal sense of
using words or simply knowing how to place color and textures so that your work lures
the viewer in to seek and enjoy more. We will focus on abstracting the human figure and
will use several different mediums to create a powerful, expressive composition that is
deeply personal. Art speaks volumes, and I want to give you the confidence that allows
you to continue to create in your own unique voice.
The course will focus on:
? Using graphite to break the stigma of the blank paper
? Building a background by layering acrylics
? Developing a figure(s) that helps express your concept
? Exploring paint applications that change the expressiveness of your work
? Shading and color development for building value
? Adding stencils for interesting visual textures and movement
? Changing media to build strong contrast
? Embracing the art of messy handwriting as a visual element

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

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


Wed April 19

Traci Lyn Huskamp & Marylin Huskamp
9:00 - 4:30
Wed April 19

Textured Abstract Landscapes


$ 185  

 

Exploring the idea of texture and alternative texture materials, we will paint a series of abstract mixed-media, nature inspired artworks. This workshop, suitable for all skill levels, unravels the secrets of abstract painting as it applies to creating stunning landscapes and sweeping vistas. Students will investigate design principles of composition, design concepts of light and dark, the importance of line and horizon, creating organic shapes to represent terrain, along with using a variety of materials to obtain depth and dimension through texture to render a three-dimensional quality to an artwork. And finally, developing a visual language of color as it applies to nature scenes, in order to successfully represent both ground and sky.

Materials Fee $25 paid at beginning of class includes:

2 - 6” X 6”plain canvases, Misc. Natural Texturing Materials, Misc. Acrylic Paint, Misc. Threads, Misc. Netting.

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

1 - 3/4” Flat Brush for Acrylic Paint (NOTE: make sure the brush will retain a crisp flat shape after being washed), 1 - 2 oz. bottle of white, raw umber, med. gray, lt. gray, lt. blue, and med. blue acrylic/craft paint (any brand) (NOTE: These paints should be inexpensive normally costing around $1 per bottle or less. Or feel free to use the acrylic paints you already own), 1 - cup for water, 1 - paint palette, 1 - brush rag, 1 - pair of scissors, 1 – small jar of Golden’s Matte Gel Medium, 1- bristle brush for Matte Gel application, 5 to 10 Misc. Papers (NOTE: this could be ledger paper, old receipt, letter, book pages, anything interesting writing and neutral in color), 10- small white or cream buttons (NOTE: can be vintage or new, consider bringing a mix of styles for variety), 5 to 10 - 8” length of thin to medium width pieces of lace, 1- small package of your favorite silver and/or gold fine glitter, 1- small package gold and/or silver seed beads, 1 - small package of gold and/or silver tiny flake mix (NOTE: found in the jewelry bead aisle at Hobby Lobby or check with Christy to see if she will have it in the onsite store)


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

Deconstructed


$ 185  

 

 For the first half of the day, we’re going to make several types of collage paper. Some with patterns, some distressed and some perfect blocks of color using OPEN Acrylic colors.
After lunch we’ll create our collage elements and add paint and papers as needed.
We’ll explore paint and paper assemblage- constructing and deconstructing until we get a nice grid of pieces. You’ll take home a 9 block (9 paintings that go together) with some suggestions for framing and hanging.
This is a workshop for all skill levels and can be easily transported back home in a suitcase. Feel free to email me with questions susan.rossiter@yahoo.com
 

$30 payable to instuctor at beginning of class includes:
almost everything you need for this workshop: Gel Press Plates, OPEN Acrylic colors to share with your table, (9) 4x4” wood panels, specialty papers for printmaking,


Supplies Needed to bring for Class:
Soft Gel Matte & brush, palette knife
Your paint brush set
Your acrylic set
Any collage papers you’d like to add (optional)
Scissors
***Most materials will be available at Runaway Art, our pop-up supply store! Just send an email with your list to make sure your supplies will be there when you arrive. christy@runawayart.com
 
 


Jen Cushman
9:00 - 4:30
Wed April 19

Happiness is an Inside Job Oracle Deck


$ 185  

 

Each day and every moment we have a choice in our lives to be happy or sad or angry. We’re always thinking as human beings and our thoughts produce a full range of feelings and emotions. These thoughts and feelings prompt our actions.
Thoughts literally create things.

What would your life be like if every day you wake up and choose happiness, or peace or joy or contentment? What if you could train your mind like your exercise your muscles to become strong enough to see the good in nearly every situation?
What if creating a joy{full} – as in full of joy – personal happiness oracle card deck could be just the creative push to seek and see the good in life?

Join me for a fun-filled workshop to create your very own personalized oracle card deck that speaks directly to your heart. As the artist, you will create your watercolor backgrounds and then layer on words and imagery to design artful pieces of wisdom that you can use daily to check in with yourself. Think of your deck as a handmade weather gauge of what your soul needs to know.

My simple hand-drawn images were important to me in the making of this deck because I plan to produce my joyful deck for others to purchase and use for intuitive inspiration. Collage is my happy place medium, but I knew using other people’s images would hinder my ability to commercially print my own deck. I took a big deep breath and started drawing, letting go of all judgement and getting into my childlike, wonder-filled mind. Guess what? I love what I created because it’s whimsical, lighthearted and uplifting. It’s also 100% me.

If you can’t draw do not let this miniscule detail stop you from taking this workshop if it’s calling to you. I’ll be bringing a large supply of ready-made stickers and cool collage materials for you to use in the creation of your deck, along with instruction of how to artfully combine all the elements. Each student will also be supplied with a cheat sheet of hand drawn elements and tracing paper to transfer the lines onto your watercolor backgrounds. In addition, you’re welcome to bring imagery that personally speaks to you and is in harmony with your artistic aesthetic. I promise you no two decks in this workshop will be alike and that’s the point.

It helps to come with an open mind, no preconceived notions or expectations other to have fun and enjoy being thoroughly, creatively YOU.
 

 Materials Fee $15 paid at beginning of class includes:

22 pieces of premium watercolor paper pre-cut to 3.5 X 5.25 of standard oracle card deck size
Color Burst premium watercolor powders by Ken Oliver
Plenty of unique collage images, word phrases and positive affirmations to choose from
Fun and colorful washi tape
Cheat sheet of hand drawn images to trace from
Tracing paper
Plain linen drawstring bag for your completed deck
 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Scissors
Markers (Instructor is enjoying and used 18 count Illustration Markers found at the store Five Below)
Gold and Silver metallic markers
A couple paintbrushes for watercolor
Small watercolor tin if you have it or small paint palette
Pencil
Glue stick (Instructor prefers and uses Coccoina Glue Stick made in Italy and available in the US)
Brayer if you have one or credit card or hotel keycard if gluing down collage images

The following not necessary but nice for personalization:

Colorful washi tape
Any words or phrases that you enjoy
Your favorite rubber stamp images or alphabet stamps + black ink pad
 


Roxanne Padgett
9:00 - 4:30
Wed April 19

Altered Canvas Journal


$ 185  

 

Creative people love to surround themselves and draw inspiration from our stash of treasures and collections. Sometimes, “Our Treasures” are simple recycled materials or found objects. Inspiration for this book comes from any one of my many collections, some may be science & nature-based to collecting the old crusty paint brushes; all of these things can be altered and find their way into artist books.

Using mixed media mark-making techniques, painting, drawing, and stenciling, you will create the layers and develop a color palette and theme for your artist's book on painter’s canvas and paper. Using the finished canvas, you will cover the hardcover book boards to create your book. We will add the signatures with some of the painted papers and create a unique binding to make your artist's book. The book form will be completed in class, and you can continue adding to embellish at your own pace.
 

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

Pre-cut book boards
Pre-cut pages for 4 signatures
Painters canvas
Papers Collage materials
Printed instructions
Matt medium
Gesso

 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Scissors
UHU Glue stick
Bookbinding thread or 6-strand embroidery floss.
Bookbinding needle
Bone folder and a small Awl
Acrylic paint: no heavy body, whatever color you like, you may consider a color palette that you want to choose to work in or decide on the day of class.
Big and small paintbrush or two.
Your favorite collage materials, paper & fabric scraps, small envelopes, tags, photos, mag pictures, ephemera, etc.
Pencil and favorite drawing tools: I used Crayola & Caran D'Ache crayons, china markers and POSCA pens, sharpies, etc. (Don't go out and buy the Caran D’Ache crayons unless you think you might need them for another project, they are pricey, you can try mine.
For the book's spine: Old paint brushes, plastic test tubes, sticks from nature, most things can be attached to the binding; the book's spine is 1 ½ inches wide to give you an idea of what could fit there. (I will also bring binding items that you can choose from)
Paper towels or a rag, and a water container.

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


Gwen Lafleur
9:00 - 4:30
Wed April 19

Stitches & Glue - Mixed Media with Fabric & Paper


$ 185  

 

I love fabric and thread just as much as I love paper and glue. So why not combine the two? In this workshop we'll explore a variety of techniques for using both paper and fabric as we stitch and stick our way to a textured and layered mixed media collage.

If sewing isn't your thing you can “stick” with glue. And if you do sew, the stitches can be as basic or fancy as you’d like and you can do a little or a lot – it’s all up to you. (Stitching demos will also be provided for those who want to learn the stitches in my samples.)

We'll combine paints with rubber stamps, paper, and fabric and make a layered and collaged background. You'll also learn a fun and easy technique for using stencils to create a layered focal point combining fabric and paint with stencils and paper, then finish with final accents and optional stitches.

There will also be a discussion and demonstration on how to combine bits and pieces to create unique embellishments to add to your piece so that you finish with a fabulous mash-up of fabric and paper that's ready to display.

Student Supply List:
• Canvas or birch panel (I recommend something without give - no stretched canvas) – between 8” x 10” and 9” x 12” is best. Even watercolor or other heavy weight paper will work depending on how you want to use your final piece.
• Scissors (both paper and fabric scissors if you keep them separate.)
• Baby wipes and / or paper towels
• An apron (if you typically use one)
• Matte medium and glue (I use mostly Tacky Glue)
• 3 colors of coordinating paint (ie, beige, brown, and caramel) plus a few contrasting colors (I like PaperArtsy Fresco Finish paints, but you can use whatever you'd like.)
• A paintbrush for the background (I just use a 1” chip brush or a flat paintbrush)
• Permanent ink pads in black and brown or any colors you typically use (I use StazOn and Archival Ink.)
• A variety of fabrics and collage papers in a color palette that works with your paints (if you have a palette picked out - otherwise, neutrals are always good.)
• A selection of embellishments for both your background and to embellish your focal point (ie skeleton leaves, washi tape, real leaves and dried flowers, small stones, metal pieces, etc…)
Optional Supplies:
• Sewing needles and /or varied colors and weights of thread if you have favorites in your own stash (I like pearl cotton thread (usually size 8,) metallic threads, and stranded embroidery floss.)
Class Kit: ($10 kit fee) paid directly to instructor at beginning of class includes:
• A variety of threads including pearl cotton and gold metallic thread
• Assorted mediums and glues
• A selection of papers, fabrics, and embellishments to share
• Use of shared stencils and stamps
• Use of shared ink pads
• Extra needles plus several of my favorite colors of paints and ink pads to share
 


Vicki Assegued
9:00 - 4:30
Wed April 19

Layered Fabric Assemblage


$ 185  

 

Learn to create a truly unique and stunning art piece, with multiple layers and textures of fabric. Using simple materials, students will learn many techniques for creating a base, covered with beautiful overlays of fabric, surrounded by shapes that extend outward, giving the piece added shape, dimension and excitement. The final piece will hang on the wall. No sewing involved, no art experience necessary, just enthusiasm, creativity, and a sense of adventure! Vicki will offer many demonstrations, answer questions, and give many technical and aesthetic tips along the way. Students will also gain inspiration and encouragement from the creative work of their fellow students.

Materials Fee $45 paid at beginning of class includes:

Instructor will provide fabrics, iron-on adhesive, irons, pens, rulers, cardboard backing, wood backing

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

*Bring a variety of fabric to cut up, such as used clothing, fabric scraps, trims, lace, pillowcases, place mats, tablecloths, etc. The sky's the limit with this. Any type of fabric will work, except thin silk.

*Excellent fabric scissors
I use Gingher 7 inch but you can use any good fabric scissors you may have at home.


 


Jesse Reno
9:00 - 4:30
Wed April 19

Ancient Faces - Experimental Painting


$ 185  

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

https://youtu.be/3stwcQrO8ts

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

Kit fee of $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
 
 


Stephanie Lee
9:00 - 4:30
Wed April 19

Piles of Possibility


$ 185  

 

If you ever struggle with creating subtle dimension and depth to your art in a way that
feels intentional and integrated, this workshop offers solutions that are much more
accessible than you may have thought.
In this workshop, you will learn new ways of seeing and modifying found elements to
become textural interest in your art all while using the magic of intentional constraint.
You will learn how to effectively create a few simple parameters within which to work so
that your creativity is kicked into overdrive as to how to use those elements free from
the distraction of all the other available materials you could work with. Using a
plaster-based texture medium, natural and found materials, and a bit of paint, you’ll
create a heap of textural studies which you will then learn to enhance with paint and
thoughtful compositions. You’ll discover another source of creative freedom within
constraint and a minimalist approach that will surprisingly also translate into helpful
direction finding when you are working with an abundance of materials as well. You’ll
discover that with a little guidance, less (to choose from) really can be more (creative
flow)!

Materials Fee $10 cash  paid at beginning of class includes:

generous supply of plasters and plaster products, gessos, extra substrates,
paper and ephemera, and other various mediums including paints, gel mediums, plaster, gauze, tools, stencils, etc

**Instructor will provide a plethora of sharable tools and supplies.

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

10-20 small pieces of cardboard, chipboard, masonite, book covers, foam core,
heavy watercolor paper, canvas, etc. I recommend keeping the pieces no larger
than 8”x10” and no smaller than 3”x3”, preferably easy to cut with a craft knife.
Some thin wood pieces will be fine as well.
- Textural objects (dry leaves and materials from nature, fabrics, tools for mark
making, rubber stamps, etc.) I will bring a hefty pile of elements for you to keep
and to share but any personally pleasing items you like will be a lovely addition to
your pieces.
- Paints in your favorite colors (I’m keeping a minimalist palette of raw umber,
titanium white, black, and a few of my favorite shades of blues and greens.
Golden’s Heavy Bodied Titanium White is my favorite and I equally love Golden
Raw Umber and Liquitex Raw Umber. Golden’s Van Dyke Brown is a great
alternative to Raw Umber.)
- Basic art supplies such as craft knife/scissors, cutting mat, ruler, masking tape,
brayer, etc.
- Favorite glue (I love Liquitex Matte Gel Medium and Golden Soft Gel Matte
Medium)
- Your favorite artist brushes (for glue and for paint)
- Paint tray or palette paper


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

Sacred Heart Box


$ 185  

 

In this workshop you will be creating a soldered piece that will be attached to the top of a wooden jewelry box. You will learn how to make a round box to fit your glass top and then create the inside of your box with a resin sacred heart. Using paints, glitter, velvet, metal bullion, and bits and pieces, you will embellish your heart and design the inside of the reliquary. If you have some bits and pieces that you would like to use from your personal stash, by all means please bring them so that you can incorporate them into your box. After the inside of the box is finished, you will solder your box closed and then it will be affixed to the top of the jewelry box.

You will give your wooden jewelry box a coat of paint and then using crackle medium and dark wax, it will look like an aged relic box.

 

Materials Fee $35 paid at beginning of class includes:

Wooden jewelry box, glass, resin heart, velvet, metal bullion, paints to use, crackle medium, dark wax, small bits and pieces to add inside your box, jewelry box feet.

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Cookie sheet for your solder station
Soldering iron (WELLER 100 WATT/Model W100PG) - https://glasssupplies41.com/product/weller-100-watt-w100pg-temperature-controlled-soldering-iron/
Soldering iron stand - https://glasssupplies41.com/product/diamond-tech-studio-pro-soldering-iron-stand-heavy-duty/
Spool of lead-free solder - https://glasssupplies41.com/product/choice-lead-free-solder-1-pound-16-oz-roll-solder-copy/
Flux - https://www.amazon.com/Water-Soluble-Lead-Free-Flux/dp/B088WV4HS4/ref=sr_1_23?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI5I2Iyafy9gIV4Qh9Ch2jnwoEEAAYAyAAEgLeJvD_BwE&hvadid=580941290077&hvdev=c&hvlocphy=9033387&hvnetw=g&hvqmt=e&hvrand=12183891664314860077&hvtargid=kwd-827600778679&hydadcr=17038_13426322&keywords=worthington+water+soluble+flux&qid=1648797040&sr=8-23
Sal Ammoniac block - https://glasssupplies41.com/product/large-block-8-oz-sal-ammoniac/
Paintbrushes
Scissors
Jewelry pliers set
Rag or towel
Apron
 


Liz Kettle
9:00 - 4:30
Wed April 19

Print It - Stitch It!


$ 185  

 

Explore the fun of surface design with wooden block printing and Thermofax screen printing. In addition to basic pattern theory you will learn which paints to use for which projects. In the morning, we will have lots of fun with pattern play and experiment with layering while we create unique fabrics and papers. In the afternoon all those wonderful bits will be collaged together to create a small Art Quilt. You can bring a sewing machine to free motion stitch your piece or skip the machine and stitch by hand. 

Materials Fee $20 paid at beginning of class includes:

• 1yard of fabric to practice printing on
• Wood printing blocks and thermofax screens for use in class
• MistyFuse Sheer Paperless fusible web
• Felt
• Paint
• Some black and white print fabrics
 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

• Solid fabrics in your favorite colors as well as mottled fabrics that read as solid. White and black prints add a fun punch if you have them. You don’t need a lot and we can share so no more than grocery bag full.
• Sewing Machine (optional) in good working order with all necessary cords and accessories. Including a free motion foot, size 90 embroidery needle.  We will have a few to share.  Experience necessary.
• Hand sewing needles if you want to hand stitch-Chenille preferred
• Thread: Cotton-medium and/or heavy weight to coordinate with your fabrics.
 


Renee Richetts
9:00 - 4:30
Wed April 19

Libro di Concertina


$ 185  

 

The lovely concertina book is a basis for many other book structures.
In this workshop you will use strips of hand painted and commercial art paper provided to fashion your concertina with space for your personal musings, pockets to hold paper embellishments you’ll create in class, and hard covers to protect your book’s inner beauty.
 

Materials Fee $25 paid at beginning of class includes:

All supplies needed for each attendee to make 1-2 hard-cover books, including art paper, adhesives, matt board, needles, thread, fused glass embellishments, paper embellishments

 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Scissors for cutting paper

Optional: pens, stamps, ink pads, images, photos or paper art that has meaning for you.
 


Wed AM April 19

Erin Keck
9:00 - 12:00
Wed AM April 19

Games People Play Bracelet


$ 100  

 

In this workshop we will reminisce of a time before the cell phones, the video games, and all of the modern day distractions. As we sift through the treasure trove of vintage game pieces provided, we will be taken back to a time when families and friends gathered around game boards to have fun and relax.
In this easy and fun class students will have the opportunity to select game pieces to alter to fit onto a Bracelet. Brightly colored beads will be added to give even more excitement to this fun bracelet. Students will be instructed in basic jewelry skills. Everyone will leave with a finished Game Piece Bracelet to add to their jewelry collection.
This class is for all skill levels.
 

Materials Fee $25 paid at beginning of class includes:

all beads, game pieces, jewelry findings

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Students should bring a basic jewelry tool kit if they have it, teacher will also have extras