Portland, OR 2023 FALL Art and Soul Workshops

Workshop Details

Sun Oct 8

Vicki Assegued
9:00 - 4:30
Sun Oct 8

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.


 


Ruth Chandler
9:00 - 4:30
Sun Oct 8

Weaving With Sari Ribbon


$ 185  

 

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

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

Supply list to bring to class:

Thimble
Readers (if needed)


Chocolate to share


Helen Shafer Garcia
9:00 - 4:30
Sun Oct 8

Watercolor Animal Crackers


$ 185  

 

Animals make us laugh and bring contentment to our lives. Spend the day creating imaginative watercolor portraits of your special pet friends. No drawing skills needed! We’ll paint with watercolors and create glaze layers to portray fun, imaginative colors and perhaps an outfit and accessories! We’ll work with Masa paper which is a rice paper that will be manipulated to a batiklike surface. Pick up your pencils and learn how to add color changes and textures to the watercolor surface. Finish off the work with a special acrylic protective layer and varnish to seal the painting. 

Materials Fee $15 paid at beginning of class includes:

Masa paper, glue, tracing papers, acrylic paints for borders, acrylic
medium and varnish.
I will provide extra brushes and other tools to use while we work. 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Color photo copies of your pets (head only)- print the images about an inch and a half (on each side)
smaller than the size of the canvases you purchase. Also bring a couple of black and white copiessame size as the color copies. Bring a couple of special toy pics too!
2 small primed stretched canvases: any size up to 9” x 12” or smaller
1or more round watercolor brushes: #12, #10, or #8
½ inch or larger flat acrylic brush
Small jar Matt gel or regular medium
Watercolors: pan or personal palette (a Prang set will work or tube watercolors in a palette) Try and
avoid round paint palettes. They tend to be opaque. My full palette of colors are here.
Scissors
water container
#2b pencil


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


Pamela Sue Johnson
9:00 - 4:30
Sun Oct 8

Collage Magic with Mixed Media Words


$ 185  

 

Discover the creative freedom of mixed-media collage. In this day long workshop participants will create an 11x14 mixed-media collage that showcases a word or quote that inspires you.

You will be guided step by step in how to layer paint and collage as well as other mediums to create a vibrant, inspiring artwork. Using a variety of papers for collage including vintage paper, sheet music, florals, old magazines and many other types, participants will be taught how to artfully collage and add acrylic paint to create a tapestry of rich layers. I’ll provide All the Supplies including a range of words and quotes as well as access to my vintage alphabet rubber stamp. You Just Bring You.

This day long workshop is ideal for the beginner who wants to try mixed-media collage as well as the seasoned art maker who wants to learn some new tricks and techniques. This class is designed to inspire and spark your creative mojo!
 

Materials Fee $20 paid at beginning of class includes:

11x14 Wood Cradle Board
Gel medium
Brush Applicator

Palette Knife
Spray Bottle
Charcoal Pencil
White Gel Pen
Collage elements (shared)
Printed Words/Quotes (shared)
Acrylic Paint (shared)
Rubber stamps (shared)
Stencils and stencil spray (shared)
Inktense Pastels (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. You are also welcome to bring any collage elements or mediums you want to use for your artwork.


Helene Knott
9:00 - 4:30
Sun Oct 8

Zen Pathway


$ 185  

 

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!

Japanese gardens are an aesthetic blend of stone and plant. The stones lie quietly steadfast throughout the seasons while the plant life is ever transitioning from one season to the next. In this class you will create your own fabric scroll-like pathway of stones and a touch of the ephemeral with three-dimensional leaves or blossoms that have drifted onto the path. The stones will be appliquéd by hand, machine or fused as per your preference and some stones can be created in dimensional appliqué if you wish. If the idea of Wabi Sabi stone colors does not appeal to you, the stones can be rendered in modern graphic fabrics. tribal fabrics, or floral themed prints. Methods for creating 3-D botanical features will be demonstrated in class. The quilts are small, around 6” - 8” wide and about 16” - 20” long;

Available Kit for $30 cash paid to instructor at beginning of class includes:

fabrics for the path, batting, backing, stabilizer, thread, and a bamboo hanging rod. Students purchasing kits will still need to bring a pencil and eraser, a black Sharpie® pen, scissors, pins, a seam ripper, and a sewing machine with both regular and free-motion presser feet (or arrange to borrow one at the venue)

Supplies Needed  to bring to  Class if not purchasing the kit:

• Fabrics: Fat quarters should be adequate for a small-sized pathway. If you are going for realism, look for fabrics with a sandy, gravelly, or mossy texture for the base. Bring a few options if you can, it’s better to have more than one choice for the perfect path. You will also need fabrics for the stones. You can choose just one fabric print for all of them or use a variety for more interest. For individual stones, leftover scraps from other projects will do. Fabrics with a rough stone-like texture – batiks, hand dyes and/or Northcott’s Stonehenge line, are perfect choices. You can add 3-D blossoms or leaves to embellish your quilt; however, it may be easier to pick colors/textures for these after your path is finished, batiks in flower or leaf colors would be suitable. As would fussy-cut leaf prints. In class you will learn a few different ways you might embellish your pathway with botanical elements. If realism is not your cup of tea, you can explore other fabrics – ethnic, floral, or graphic prints can make interesting pathways. Pre-wash all fabrics if you are planning on a fusible technique.
• Pencil and a good eraser: I prefer the white rectangular erasers made by Pentel to the ones on the pencil.
• Black ‘Sharpie’ brand pen: The fine-point, not the extra-fine.
• Thin batting and backing: pieces slightly larger than your base fabric; the fabrics will be layered with batting then sewn and turned ‘envelope’ style before applying the stones. If you want to add a bit of dimensional padding to your stones, you can face them with very thin batting or flannel as well in which case bring additional thin batting and flannel. NOTE: the flannel is to cover the backside of any stones that might extend beyond the edges of your path, choose a medium to dark neutral color.
• Sewing machine: With a standard piecing foot and a free-motion foot for free form stitching.
• Thread: 100% cotton in colors similar to your fabrics or a medium neutral color, a nice touch can be to do some micro stippling on the stones in a color to look like moss or lichen Note: if you wish to embellish with a 3-D leaf/flower, decorative rayon thread to match your leaf/flower fabric may be used.
• Medium-lightweight stabilizer or interfacing (optional): this will be used for making a 3-D leaf and/or facing the stones.
• Scissors: A pair of craft scissors and a pair of fine-jawed embroidery scissors (for the appliqué stones and are absolutely necessary for the dimensional appliqué and embellishment technique). You may want to bring paper scissors in addition to your fabric scissors to cut freezer paper templates.
• Sewing pins
• Seam ripper
• Hand sewing needle
• Fusible web (optional): a product such as ‘Steam a Seam Lite’ or ‘Heat & Bond Lite’ if you wish to fuse any of your appliqué as opposed to composing it from faced pieces. About ½ yard from a roll should be enough
• Ephemera (optional): These would be artifacts beyond the 3-D leaves or flowers you might stitch yourself. The floral/bridal department at a craft store can yield some interesting finds – butterflies made from feathers, silk flowers and/or sprays of berries, miniature pinecones… you could even attach a sturdy twig collected on a nature walk…
• Bamboo stalk or piece of straight driftwood: You could hang your pathway using a traditional sleeve sewn to the back but a length of bamboo or weathered piece of driftwood makes a charming hanger for your quilt, Choose one that is somewhat sturdy and rather straight around 7” – 9” long.

Design resources: if you should wish to design your own path of stones, there are some wonderful examples of Japanese Garden paths on Pinterest and Google images, a few are listed below:


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

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

 


Roxanne Padgett
9:00 - 4:30
Sun Oct 8

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


Anni Schwabe
9:00 - 4:30
Sun Oct 8

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


Jacqueline Sullivan
9:00 - 4:30
Sun Oct 8

The Book of Marks


$ 185  

 

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


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

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

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

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


Sun AM Oct 8

Stephanie Burton
9:00 - 12:00
Sun AM Oct 8

Intro Into Hand-Building With Clay


$ 95  

 

In this Workshop we will be creating a petite creamer out of clay. This is a GREAT project for introducing folks to clay! Using a template that I created for this project, I will demonstrate how to assemble this lovely petite creamer & Sugar container. I have taught this project to 100’s of students and a frequent comment that I get is, “this was so much easier than I imagined.” It really is!
If you’ve been wanting to get your hands into clay and you are not sure where to start, this workshop is for you! If you are a seasoned clay person, this workshop is also for you! I will share a plethora of techniques and guide you every step of the way.

Underglaze transfers are all the rage in the ceramic community. I will show you how to add beautiful underglaze transfer designs to your petite creamer. It takes a little practice, however, once you have it down, you’ll be hooked!
At the end of class you will leave your pieces with me and I will be transporting them to my home studio in Vancouver, WA. I will bisque fire your wares, add a clear glaze and glaze fire them. The Clear Glaze will make the Underglaze Transfers Glossy and more vibrant. This will consist of 2 firings. Your pieces will be finished in 4 days and ready for pick-up at the Sheraton Hotel. If you are unable to pick up your piece at the hotel, we can make shipping arrangements!

Prior to the workshop I need to know if you will be picking up your piece or if you would like me to ship your Petite creamer & Sugar container. Shipping costs will be in addition to the Materials fee.

Students of every experience level are welcome!
 

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

- Hand-building tool kit to take home (my favorite tools).
- Georgie’s G-Mix 6 Clay
- Dry Wall Board for work surface
- Bisque & Glaze fire of your pieces
- Transporting your pieces to and from the Sheraton
**Shared art supplies includes: Underglaze Transfers (multiple designs), shared tools, templates for creamer & sugar, containers for water.
 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

- a rag & apron or old T-shirt
- scissors
- ruler
 


Sun Eve Oct 8

Collene Friedman
6:30 - 9:30
Sun Eve Oct 8

Draped Polymer Clay Pendant


$ 95  

 

Make a one-of-a-kind necklace that looks like draped satin. In this fun workshop you’ll learn to work polymer clay with a minimum of tools. After rolling out a thin sheet of clay, you’ll drape and shape to your liking. Then bake in a toaster oven – an oven dedicated to polymer clay is not required. While your piece is baking, you’ll make a multi-strand necklace with a magnetic clasp. After baking, your design will be varnished and a bail and freshwater pearl will be added.
You’ll want to make more of these when you see that you don’t have to invest in expensive tools and if you knit or crochet, you probably have a stash of yarn. This is a great class for any level of experience with polymer clay.
 

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

Clay, pearls, varnish, yarns for necklace including findings and use of all tools and supplies.

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Only your imagination. An apron, reading glasses and battery-operated lighting are optional.
Please feel free to contact me at fletchacollenestar@gmail.com if you have questions.
 


Pamela Sue Johnson
6:30 - 9:30
Sun Eve Oct 8

Loose Watercolor Florals


$ 100  

 

In this workshop we will explore using watercolor with mixed-media to create layered, textured artworks full of floral beauty. NO DRAWING SKILL NEEDED.
You will be guided step by step in how to use transfer paper to lay down the drawing before painting. Using a loose watercolor style you will discover how forgiving and indulgent watercolor painting can be when it is approached with a playful brush.
This is a satisfying process that gets the creative juices flowing. All levels are welcome.
Beginner friendly as well as helpful for the seasoned painter. I will show you ways to loosen up your grip and allow the art to flow through you in an enjoyable, free flowing style to create floral paintings that are satisfying to bring to life.
 

Materials Fee $25 paid at beginning of class includes:

Transfer Graphite Paper
Watercolor paint and palette
Watercolor brush
Spray Bottle
Photo References to choose from
Shared rubber stamps, stencils, gel pens and art crayons
**Bring your fave mixed-media supplies to play with if you like
 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

NOTHING!  Just bring You!


Sun Eve/Mon Eve Oct 8-9

Tina Haller
6:30 - 9:30
Sun Eve/Mon Eve Oct 8-9

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 Oct 8-9

Renee Richetts
9:00 - 4:30
Sun/Mon Oct 8-9

Weaving a Book Spine


$ 365  

 

I’ve been asked if I know how to do various types of book-binding and my answer is invariably yes. I have been studying hand-binding, and teaching book binding in Europe and the U.S. for over 20 years.
In this 2-day workshop, attendees will make artist’s books AND learn more advanced approaches to the hand binding of book spines.

Day 1 The Coptic Stitch—used for centuries in Europe, this binding allows the book to be laid flat on a surface where it stays open. An excellent stitch for making your own sketch books, attendees will use the Italian and hand painted art paper provided.

Day 2 The Woven Spine---Beautiful, and rarely seen. This binding is a work of art in itself. The spine of the book is the loom. Stitches establish the warp; the woof secures the pages. As in Day 1, art papers will be provided.
 

Materials Fee $50 paid at beginning of class includes:

a rich assortment of paper and thread, needles, book boards, glue
 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

a pair of scissors a Crop-a-dile

Options to bring: Your own art paper, embellishments.


Tina Haller
9:00 - 4:30
Sun/Mon Oct 8-9

Shading With Paint


$ 365  

 

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 Oct 9

Vicki Assegued
9:00 - 4:30
Mon Oct 9

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


 


Susan Bates Bezek
9:00 - 4:30
Mon Oct 9

Pumpkin Girl


$ 185  

 

My inspiration for Pumpkin Girl was an antique post card that I love! She was fun to create and I hope you will find my technique fun and easy! A nice addition to your Halloween decor.

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

Head, porcelain/cloth body, all wire, clay, heavy thread/needles
Please email me with any questions: susanbatesbezek@aol.com

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

sewing machine/basic sewing supplies - we will have machines to share
1/3 yd dress fabric/ thread
10"x 10" pantaloons fabric, narrow lace for leg edges
1 yd 1-3/4" to 2" lace for neck
Poly-fil
3-4 baby buttons for dress
Fast grip tacky glue
Hot glue gun/glue sticks
Xacto knife
Pencil
Plier/cutter for wire
4"-5" finished base or doll stand for 12"-14" doll
Small bird or bug, etc. for head
Witch hat
Paint brushes
 


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

Boro Deconstructed Collage (The Art of Tattered Rags)


$ 185  

 

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

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

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

Chocolate to share
 


Helen Shafer Garcia
9:00 - 4:30
Mon Oct 9

Watermedia Fauna Monotypes


$ 185  

 

Create with water- based paint monotypes, resists, water-soluble pencils, and transparent and opaque watercolors on paper building compositions based on fauna.  Define the natural beauty of animals while learning the process with monotype printmaking to build up a foundation of textures and images. Create the space around the natural shapes with values and colors using indigenous patterns. Part of the beauty of this technique is revealing some of the underlining imagery in selected spots. Layers of paint will be glazed on top, adding luminosity and brilliant color.  Explore collage with stamp imagery for further development. This experience will give you new exploratory directions to play with and enjoy. 

Materials Fee $15paid at beginning of class includes:

acrylics, water-soluble pencils, rice paper, texture materials, and gouache.
I’ll bring animal references, Stamps, printmaking tools,
extra brushes and other tools to use while we work 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

I sheet 22” x 30” Hot Pressed watercolor paper - cut or tear in 1/2 so you end up with
2 sheets 22” x 15” each. Arches, Fabriano, Kilimanjaro are excellent brands. Avoid
Strathmore.
1or more round watercolor brushes: #14. #12, or #10
½ inch or larger flat acrylic brush
Watercolors: pan or personal palette (tube watercolors in a palette) My suggested list
of watercolors is on my blog
https://agavelatte.blogspot.com/p/supplies.html. Avoid the round opaque palettes-You
will not get good results with these techniques.
matt medium
water container
#2b pencil 


Roxanne Padgett
9:00 - 4:30
Mon Oct 9

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

 


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

Gels, Pastes, & Aggregates


$ 185  

 

The focus of this workshop is to sample a variety of acrylic mediums that can enhance your mixed media pieces. I’ll talk about several Gels, Pastes and Grounds; discuss different ways they can used and basically answer the question: WHAT ARE ALL THESE JARS OF STUFF FOR?? For example:
• Using Grounds so you can draw or write on your paintings
• Glass Bead Gel to make reflective areas
• Crackle Paste as a mosaic base
• Creating patterns and texture with Molding Paste
• And so much more…

You’ll try each one and create 9 (suitcase friendly) reference pieces that show how many interesting textures you can create. Together, these samples will help you make tons of mixed media decisions going forward. Feel free to email if you have questions susan.rossiter@yahoo.com

We’ll be experimenting with:

• Crackle Paste
• Pastel Ground
• Pumice Gel
• Molding Paste
• Gold & Pearl Mica Flake
• Heavy Gel Matte
• Glass Bead Gel
• Clear Granular Gel
• Gesso
• Fiber Paste
• Absorbent Ground
• Super Matte Medium
 

Materials Fee $30 paid at beginning of class includes:

9 wood panel substrates, use of many GOLDEN Paints, Gels, Pastes and Aggregates, Pan Pastels, handout, misc. class materials

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

 palette knife, your brush set, paper towels or rags, water container. Many items are available at Runaway Art, our pop-up supply store email christy@runawayart.com to reserve any supplies you need


Mon AM Oct 9

Collene Friedman
9:00 - 12:00
Mon AM Oct 9

Crackled Silver Leaf


$ 95  

 

This class will teach you to work polymer clay with a minimum of tools – items you may already have or that can be purchased at your local hardware store. You’ll roll out a sheet of clay, cover with silver leaf and alcohol inks and when dry, you’ll roll again to create the crackle, then cut out your desired shape. While your piece is baking, you’ll make an adjustable length suede necklace embellished with onyx and silver beads. After baking, you’ll sand, if necessary, varnish and add a bail.
This is a great class for any level of experience with polymer clay.
 

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

Clay, silver leaf, alcohol inks, varnish, faux suede and beads for necklace including findings and use of all tools and supplies.

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Only your imagination. An apron, reading glasses and battery-operated lighting are optional.
Please feel free to contact me at fletchacollenestar@gmail.com if you have questions.
 


Mon AFT Oct 9

Collene Friedman
1:30-4:30
Mon AFT Oct 9

Stained Glass Look Polymer Clay Pendant


$ 95  

 

This class will teach you to work with polymer clay with a minimum of tools – items you may already have or that can be purchased at your local hardware store. You’ll roll out a sheet of clay, impress a stencil, finger-paint, then cut out your desired shape. While your piece is baking, you’ll make a multi-strand faux suede necklace with a magnetic clasp. After baking, you’ll sand, if necessary, varnish and add a bail.
This is a great class for any level of experience with polymer clay.
 

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

Clay, paints, varnish, faux suede for necklace including findings and use of all tools and supplies.

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Only your imagination. An apron, reading glasses and battery-operated lighting are optional.
Please feel free to contact me at fletchacollenestar@gmail.com if you have questions.
 


Mon Eve Oct 9

Ruth Chandler
6:30 - 9:30
Mon Eve Oct 9

Boro Needle Case


$ 95  

 

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

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

 



 


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

Frida Kahlo Mixed Media Collage


$ 100  

 

Frida Kahlo ! One of the most iconic and recognized female artists of the 20th century. Her self-portrait paintings are striking as she was a woman with such distinct features. In this class we will create a mixed-media collage showcasing an artful image of Frida Kahlo. I will provide a variety of images of Frida for you to choose from. You will be guided step by step in creating a colorful background of collage and paint to set the stage for your Frida image. We will use a variety of mixed-medias to add flourishes and creative touches to make your artwork of Frida compelling and engaging. Students will also learn about the life and work of Frida Kahlo as we create together. This class is suitable for the beginner as well as the seasoned art maker. 

Materials Fee $20 paid at beginning of class includes:

9x12 wood cradle panel
Gel medium
Brush Applicator
Palette Knife
Spray Bottle
Charcoal Pencil
Collage elements (shared)
Printed Words/Quotes (shared)
Acrylic Paint (shared)
Rubber stamps (shared)
Stencils and stencil spray (shared)
Gel pens (shared)
Inktense Pastels (shared)
 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Nothing!  Just bring YOU!


Mon/Tue Oct 10-11

Lisa Bebi
9:00 - 4:30
Mon/Tue Oct 10-11

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
 


Tue Oct 10

Vicki Assegued
9:00 - 4:30
Tue Oct 10

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


Cindy Lohbeck
9:00 - 4:30
Tue Oct 10

A Garden to DYE for! - Itajime Shibori


$ 185  

 

A modern approach to an ancient textile art! Using several different folds, each student receives a collection of high quality, specially designed acrylic itajime templates that are used to resist the dye. Nine (9) 22" x 22 bold and graphic posie patterns will emerge from the dye, each inspiring you to embellish, paint, stitch and quilt.  The infinite possibilities for design will meke this one of your favorite fabric techniques! 

Materials Fee $75 cash  paid at beginning of class includes:

Three yards high quality "pfd" cotton fabric
Collection of Acrylic Itajime Templates
Procion Dye
All mixing cups and spoons
Fixatives & Detergents
Gloves & Dust Mask
Reusable squeeze bottles and funnel 

 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Thirty 4" and 6" plastic spring clamps, craft scissors,
dye clothes, Permanent Marker, 2 lawn & leaf garbage bags.
Plastic Bin with lid - apx. 24" x 16" x 6" (to cart your wet fabric)
Find inexpensive mesh bags full of clamps at most big box
hardware stores.


Helen Shafer Garcia
9:00 - 4:30
Tue Oct 10

Poured Botanical Layers


$ 185  

 

Watermedia pours provide harmonious glowing washes of color on paper. Paint will  literally be poured on wet paper surfaces allowing colors to move and blend naturally.
Incredible fusions of color will appear with hardly any effort at all. This is a great way to
build up colorful backgrounds for transparent and opaque botanical layers with extended layers of markmaking. We will explore, photograph, and forage plant shapes in the surrounding natural landscape to be used as references. Be prepared to loosen up and experiment with different resists and textures to build up the surfaces, paint translucent and opaque layers, and create extraordinary plant and flying insect shapes.
Explore mark-making with gesso, pencils and pastels and other risk- taking stokes that
will break that “tight grip on the brush” approach. 

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

resists, tape, gesso, use of pencils, pastels
I will provide extra paint, acrylic brushes, references, and other tools to use while we
work. 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

1or more round watercolor brushes: #12, #10, or #14
Watercolors: 3 tubes of watercolor paint: yellow, red and blue. I recommend Cadmium
Yellow Light, Quinacridone Rose, Ultramarine Blue or Cobalt blue
and a personal palette of selected colors
Good brands of watercolor include Daniel Smith, Holbein, and Winsor Newton. Try and
avoid student grade paints. You won’t get good results with them.
2 quarter sheets or more (11”x 14”) of watercolor paper (cold press or hot press- Arches,
Fabriano are good brands, not Strathmore)
Two pieces of stiff cardboard 12” x 15”’ or larger
3 small baby food jar sized containers
Small spray bottle
water container
#2b pencil 


Helene Knott
9:00 - 4:30
Tue Oct 10

Darn It!


$ 185  

 

In this class you will explore a variety of hand sewn Darning and Needle Weaving techniques. These captivating stitches can be used to do everything from patching clothing in the current trend of ‘Visible Mending’, to embellishing other fiber artworks. Students will work on a sampler of methods ranging from more traditional tabby style darning, to coiled and looped variations.

Kit Available for $20 cash paid at beginning of class includes:

a felt or denim base, 2 skeins of Perle Cotton, 2 needles, a template, and a marking pen/pencil. Students purchasing kits will need to bring an embroidery hoop, a small ruler, thread snips or craft scissors, a seam ripper, and a thimble if you wish to use one.

 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class if you dont purchase a kit:


• A piece of ‘stable’ base fabric approximately 11” x 11”: this can really be a piece of heavy felt, denim, or canvas. Some heavy-weight upholstery fabrics might work as well.
• Thread: #5 - #8 weight Perle Cotton in a variety of colors that contrast, yet coordinate well with the color of your fabric base. Variegated thread can be particularly nice.
• Needles: You will need two needles – a sharp darning/basting or doll needle, and a blunt tipped tapestry needle. Both should have eyes large enough to accommodate the Perle cotton you are using.
• Quilters/tailor’s white chalk pencil: The ruler can be any size but a square ruler around 6” or so will be the most useful; these will be to cut your patches if you didn’t cut them ahead of time.
• Template plastic: a 3” square
• Small 6” ruler
• Small embroidery hoop: 5” – 6” would be perfect. I will have some extra hoops students can borrow but they need to be returned to me at the end of the class.
• Scissors and/or thread snips
• Seam ripper
• Thimble (optional): To use a thimble or not is a personal decision. I don’t use one as a rule but it will protect your fingers from punctures and one of the methods I will be showing in class involves using the wrong end of the needle to weave. If metal thimbles are uncomfortable (or you have long nails, you might consider a leather thimble or an open-topped one.
• Lighted Magnifier (optional): There are a number of different products out there, many that clamp onto a table. If you need magnification and/or focused light for detailed work, you might consider getting something like this.
 


Anni Schwabe
9:00 - 4:30
Tue Oct 10

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, 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
 

 


Carol Spohn
9:00 - 4:30
Tue Oct 10

Toucan Collage


$ 185  

 

This whimsical painting starts with an initial layer of watercolor. Geometric shapes are painted and collage added to created layers of transparent color on the 15” square format. The step-by-step instruction enables beginner and experienced painters to complete a successful painting. Your creativity will guarantee an original piece of art! I anticipate that paintings will be 90% completed in class.

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

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

 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

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


Tina Haller
9:00 - 4:30
Tue Oct 10

Skate Your Heart Out Collage


$ 185  

 

Join me for a day class full of creative collage! You will learn techniques for building mixed media layers and depth with paint and paper. Create a finished mixed media collage on a skateboard for a unique wall art piece. I will lead you through the process of painting an abstract background, with flowing paints, drips and a words / lyrics added with tissue paper plus layering paper for a focal point. 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) Feeling a little punk rock? Bring pictures printed (on yardstick paper) of your favorite album covers or lyrics. Let’s make these skateboards shine with creativity!
Email Tina for questions Tinabasich@aol.com

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

collage paper 
 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

-Assorted paint brushes: 1.5 inch, 1 inch and a small detailed brush.
-1 Wood blank skateboard available on Amazon. Email me if you are unable to order one and I can help with links.
-medium jar of Matte Medium.
-Golden acrylic paints of your choice, including black and two 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.
 


Tue Eve Oct 10

Pamela Sue Johnson
6:30 - 9:30
Tue Eve Oct 10

The Art of Selling Art and Creative Vision Journaling


$ 95  

 

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
 


Erin Keck
6:00-10:00
Tue Eve Oct 10

Steampunk Star Tree Topper


$ 120  

 

In this class students will be creating an awesome Steampunk Tree Topper and also two matching ornaments. Using vintage watch parts, found objects, chain and other goodies we will construct some unique and awesome Steampunk Art. The tree topper also makes a great centerpiece focal if you do not want to use it on your tree. Students will be creating things that can be cherished for years to come. 

Materials Fee $35 cash paid at beginning of class includes:

Everything is provided. Tree topper base, ornament bases, watchparts and all embellishments, adhesive, all tools to use.

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

apron and lap towel


Helene Knott
6:30 - 9:30
Tue Eve Oct 10

No-Knit Finger-less Gloves


$ 95  

 

Years ago, I could not find finger-less gloves other than the bulky wool rag ones that only came in boring gray. Now they are a fashion statement, made even more popular by the character – Claire, in the series Outlander. You can find them in fancy boutiques and order them online, but to make them yourself requires knitting or crochet skills. Welcome to no-knit finger-less gloves and arm warmers. In this class you will make a pair of custom embellished hand/arm warmers without knitting a stitch. You will start with a carefully selected pair of commercially knitted socks that you will alter, and then adorn with embroidery to your heart’s content for a beautiful, unique pair of finger-less gloves like no other.

Kit Fee $7 cash paid at beginning of class includes:

2 sizes of Tapestry needles and a variety of yarns and flosses

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

• Socks: These should be commercially made, they will be easier to convert into gloves than hand knitted ones. For best results, they should be bulkier than thin dress socks and feel snug and comfortable if you slip your hand into one. You can choose a pair of ankle socks for short hand-warmers, or go for knee socks to make a pair of arm-warmers that go all the way to your elbows.
• Embroidery hoop: a 4” diameter embroidery hoop in plastic or wood. This is optional but will make the embellishment process easier.
• Cutting ruler: Either a 3” x 7” or a 4” x 8/12”. This is an alternative to an embroidery hoop.
• Scissors: Fine jawed pair of craft scissors.
• Lighted Magnifier (optional): There are a number of different products out there – both floor and table versions, some made by the Ott Light Company as well as many others. If you need magnification and/or focused light for detailed work you might consider getting something like this.


Susan Rossiter
6:30 - 9:30
Tue Eve Oct 10

Pochoir Printmaking


$ 95  

 

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 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
 


Tue/Wed Oct 10-11

Donna Downey
9:00 - 4:30
Tue/Wed Oct 10-11

Dont Hold Back


$ 385  

 

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

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

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

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

 

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


Wed Oct 11

Susan Bates Bezek
9:00 - 4:30
Wed Oct 11

Sugar Punkin


$ 185  

 

These happy characters lived in my head for a while until I finally had the time to bring them to life. They always make me smile and I hope they do the same for you! The legs and arms are wired to make them poseable.

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

Head, clay, all wire, fall leaves, finished weight bag, sparkly poms for suit and shoes, teeth, Upholstery thread/needles.

Email me with questions: susanbatesbezek@aol.com
 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Sewing machine/basic sewing supplies - we have machines to share
1/3 yd muslin
1/2 yd suite fabric/thread
Fat quarter for legs unless painted muslin is preferred
2 yd 3" lace or other neck ruffle
Poly-fil
pencil
Xacto knife
Pliers/cutter for wire
Fast grip tacky glue
Paint brushes
Acrylic paints: Gesso, white, black, brown, green, shoe color, head color,
clear finish (I used matte)

Optional: Turning/stuffing tools, thick gloss for eyes, ribbons, buttons, etc.
 


Lisa Bebi
9:00 - 4:30
Wed Oct 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


Rochelle Gaukel
9:00 - 4:30
Wed Oct 11

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 $30 cash 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 to 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
 


Susan Rossiter
9:00 - 4:30
Wed Oct 11

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
 


Anni Schwabe
9:00 - 4:30
Wed Oct 11

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,
 


Carol Spohn
9:00 - 4:30
Wed Oct 11

Watercolor Batik


$ 185  

 

Batik is process of using watercolor and wax on Ginwashi rice paper. The transparency of the paper adds to the transparent watercolors adding an additional source of light. The process is time consuming but not difficult. All levels of painters will complete a successful painting. A line drawing is used so no drawing is required. Once you learn the batik process you will be able to adapt this process to your own designs. You will learn a trick which will make the batik process much less frustrating. Your choice of instructional packets for a variety of subjects will be available ranging from simple card fronts to a more sophisticated painting.

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

• Ginwashi Rice Paper
• Mijello Mission Gold brand watercolors including Permanent Yellow Light, Indian Yellow, Permanent Magenta, Permanent Red, Cobalt Cerulean, Ultramarine Blue, Leaf Green, Olive Green, Permanent Violet
• Wax and supplies used in the batik process
• Freezer paper (necessary to paint on a white surface) and wax paper
 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

• Your usual painting supplies which should include a water container, paper towels, a fine mist spray bottle for water.
• A permanent black pen like an Micron pen or Sakura Identi-Pen
• Brushes: You may use your regular watercolor brushes. I prefer white nylon, less expensive brushes.
• A box of pop-up tissues is necessary (like an inexpensive brand of Kleenex)
• Bring at least 40 sheets of newspapers to use in ironing out the wax. Do not bring the shiny ads.
  


Jen Crossley
9:00 - 4:30
Wed Oct 11

Camera Necklace


$ 185  

 

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

 

Materials Fee $50 paid at beginning of class includes:

Camera, Patinas
Assorted crystal beads provided
 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

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


Wed/Wed Eve Oct 11

Erin Keck
9:00 - 4:30 & 6:30 - 9:30
Wed/Wed Eve Oct 11

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


Wed Eve Oct 11

Stephanie Burton
6:30 - 9:30
Wed Eve Oct 11

Transform Magazine Page into Painting


$ 95  

 

Painting over a magazine image is a great way to practice painting portraits, flower’s or whatever subject matter you choose. I like to select a photo with a lot of contrast, my preference is a close-up of a women’s face.

Students will learn multiple mixed-media techniques for creating a beautiful background creating layers and depth using collage paper, acrylic paint and stencils. Together we will create our backgrounds from the techniques we just learned. I will be there to walk you through the process step-by-step and I always recommend approaching this process with a playful, non-judgmental and exploratory spirit!

Once we have our background, it’s time to bring in our focal point.
I will demonstrate different shading, highlighting, sketching and painting techniques to bring your Image to life. Following the demonstration each participant will begin creating their own Unique Painting.
At the end of the Workshop, you will walk away with a plethora of surface texture altering and layering & painting techniques as well as up to two 9 x 12 works of art! You can play with these learned techniques at home, even touch up you’re painting at home and soon after practice, you’ll be pleasantly surprised
of your growth!
Every student will leave with a finished painting or two.

Students of every experience level are welcome!
 

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

- Acrylic paint
- Gel Medium
- Gesso
- Blending Stump for shading
- Watercolor paper, cold-pressed 9x12 (two sheets)
- Palette knife
**Shared art supplies including: Dylusion & Distressed inks, stencils, rubber stamps, ink blending tools, stabile pencil and magazines & collage paper.

 Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

One small brush, one medium brush, and one large brush
- Basic art supplies: scissors, small water container, rags & apron.
- Small package of wipes.
- Optional: Collage paper if you’d like to use your own.
  I will provide collage paper as well.
- Optional: Image from a magazine (person, flower, animal etc.)
I will have magazines as well to choose from!!
- Palette paper or paper plate for acrylic Paint.
- Favorite pen for mark making
 


Wed Eve/Thur Oct 11-12

Ruth Chandler
6:30 - 9:30 & 9:00 - 4:30
Wed Eve/Thur Oct 11-12

Silk Paper Landscape


$ 280  

 

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

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

Supply list to bring to class:

Thimble
Readers (if needed)


Chocolate to share


Wed Eve/Thur Eve Oct 11-12

Micah Goguen
6:30 - 9:30
Wed Eve/Thur Eve Oct 11-12

Dream Weaver


$ 185  

 

In this workshop, we will color customizing our own sculptural dream catcher. Participants will learn to weave the pattern on a frame. We will be using surface coatings, acrylic skins and texture gels along with GOLDEN fluid acrylics. There will be a variety of colors of beads and feathers. You will be guided with principles of color theory so you can make informed choices to express yourself creatively. I will supply a small pizza box to transport the work home safely. 

Materials Fee $200 paid at beginning of class includes:

(to keep)
• 12" wire frame
• canvas strips
• GOLDEN glass bead gel
• acrylic skins
• GOLDEN fluid acrylics
• colored feathers
• colored beads
• embroidery floss
• gloves
• GOLDEN GAC 400
(to use)
• brushes
• water cups
• palette

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

• scissors
• apron
• you can bring your own selection of beads and feathers as well if you like
 


Wed/Thur/Fri Oct 11-13

Jesse Reno
9:00 - 4:30
Wed/Thur/Fri Oct 11-13

Freedom to Create - 3 Day Class


$ 500  

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


 


Thur Oct 12

Lisa Bebi
9:00 - 4:30
Thur Oct 12

Anthromorphics!  A collage and painting class


$ 185  

 

Many times we know people who have the soul or spirit of an animal. In this workshop we will celebrate these souls.

This is a "paintover" workshop with select images - many to choose from. It's not a collage class.

Lastly, we adhere to canvases. Learn to adhere without creases or bubbles.
 

Materials Fee $65 paid at beginning of class includes:

everything (tools, paints, images) for this class is provided

 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

apron, additional lighting if desired


Donna Downey
9:00 - 4:30
Thur Oct 12

Simplified Portrait


$ 185  

 

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

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

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

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


Rochelle Gaukel
9:00 - 4:30
Thur Oct 12

Soldered Holiday Garland


$ 185  

 

This is a fun garland that can be hung from your fireplace mantle or on a wall in a special place in your home.

You will be designing the inside of your soldered circles with either a holiday inspired theme or a religious theme. Once you have designed the inside, the glass and wood background circle will be copper taped together and then soldered closed.

You can choose to patina the soldered pieces or leave them a silver color. Once the patina and polishing are done, you will string the soldered pieces together with the wood beads to make a garland.
 

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

Wood circle (3), circle convex glass (3), wood beads for garland, figurines for your themed project (snowman or santa and bottle brush trees/madonna meerschaum and sacred hearts), copper tape, crystal, mica for snow, glass glitter, papers, paint, antique wax, patina, beading string.

 

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/
JB WELD Clear Weld 5 minute epoxy - https://www.amazon.com/J-B-Weld-ClearWeld-Syringe-25mL/dp/B09C6R4VSQ/ref=sr_1_3?crid=33AS46F4OXQMC&keywords=jb+weld+epoxy&qid=1673563308&sprefix=JB+weld%2Caps%2C1963&sr=8-3
Paintbrushes
Scissors
Jewelry pliers set
Rag or towel
Apron

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


Ruth Greening
9:00 - 4:30
Thur Oct 12

Make a Point of It


$ 185  

 

The term is Spiculum from the Latin word spiculae which means a tapered hollow tube. That is true but is also means an amazing gateway to some fun different jewelry! In this class you will learn different forms and uses to incorporate this into your work. We will cover different metals, how to solder this form. You will go home with samples and finished jewelry to continue your inspiration!

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

copper sheet, copper wire, butane fuel, wood block to form working block, solder, sanding material

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

NEEDED N C Black Macro Spiculum hammer (ncblack.com),.small ballpein hammer, butane torch for soldering, standard jewelry tools(square nose and needle nose pliers. Flush cutters, jewelers saw or metal shears, flat jeweler’s file about #2 cut).
[Suggested] N C Black Long Closing Hammer, Nano Nylon Mallet, Large Spiculum Block or U-Channel Hardwood block w/ corresponding hammers.
 


Erin Keck
9:00 - 4:30
Thur Oct 12

Mother Nature's Art Journal


$ 185  

 

In this class student will learn to work with the most natural objects around us. Using the natural mineral Mica we will construct a journal themed and embellished by nature. Pressing natural flowers and leaves, weaving contortion willow branches, adding unique feathers and natural stones, also using hand made mulberry paper, each student will leave with an amazing journal that will make them look at the bounty of nature in a different way.
The finished journal dimension will be 8” X 10”.
 

Materials Fee $35 cash paid at beginning of class includes:

Everything is included to create this journal, mica, mulberry paper, flowers, branches, natural embellishments

 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

apron


Helene Knott
9:00 - 4:30
Thur Oct 12

Quilting to Color


$ 185  

 

This class will introduce you to a new approach to quilting. The stitching is the main event and is carried out in black thread on patterned fabric much like a pen and ink drawing. You do not need to be a master quilter to do this, you will be tracing a design with your sewing machine. After the thread sketching has been completed, you will color the design images much like you might color in the lines of a coloring book, using colored pencils, crayons, or gel pens. Some basic experience with free motion stitching is recommended. There will be a variety of design subjects to choose from. Please note that some of the examples may show stitching and coloring on collaged and pieced backgrounds, in class you will practice this method on a single layered and quilted piece of fabric.

Kit Available for  $20 cash  paid at beginning of class includes:

two pieces of fabric (top and backing), batting, sewing thread, tracing paper, master pattern, and shared use of colored pencils, crayons and/or pens. Students purchasing kits will need to bring pencil and eraser, a sewing machine with free motion presser foot. (or arrange to borrow one at the venue), extra sewing machine needles, and thread snips or craft scissors

 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class if you do not purchase a kit:

• Fabric: You will need a 9”x 12” piece of somewhat plain fabric. It should be a fairly light colored for the colors to show up well, and can have a fine textured subtle print. Take care that the print is not so graphic as to interfere with your sketching.
• Batting: Batting should be very thin and even – heavyweight flannel would work as well. This should be slightly larger than the top fabric.
• Backing fabric: this can be any good quality cotton and should be slightly larger than the top fabric.
• Thread: Black thread would be best but any dark color will work and can be used as a design element in your drawing.
• Golden Threads Quilting Paper: A 9” x 12” sheet.
• Pencil and a good eraser: The rectangular white plastic erasers are better than relying on the one on the pencil.
• Sewing Machine: with free-motion foot (this is absolutely necessary)
• Extra machine needles: Machine Quilting in sizes 70/90 (11/14). Sewing through the paper will dull needles fairly quickly so it’s good to have back-up needles.
• Thread snips or craft scissors
• Seam ripper
• Coloring mediums: Instructor will have a variety of coloring mediums for you to try, but you may bring your own if you wish. A box of assorted colored pencils, crayons, or Gel Pens. For the best results, buy good quality coloring supplies – oil-based colored pencils like Prismacolor®, Crayola® crayons, Sakura Gelly Roll® colored pens… Cheap $ Store coloring supplies don’t have the intensity and depth of color you need. A package of 24 colors will give you lots of colors to work with.
 


Cindy Lohbeck
9:00 - 4:30
Thur Oct 12

Dot! Dot! Dot!


$ 185  

 

Dot painted mandalas are everywhere! This mindlessly mindful, meditative surface design class will have you laying down the Dots with confidence from planning stages to dotting, buying and mixing fabric paint, and on through embelishments! Will you stitch, button, bling or add some heavy metal? 

Materials Fee $50 paid at beginning of class includes:

Black or White high quality "pfd" cotton fabric
Access to pearlescent paint, transparent paint, and opaque paint - all for fabric
All mixing cups and spoons
Set of Fabric Dotting Rods
Set of Fabric Detailed Dotting Tools
Set of 3 sizes gridded layout stencils 

 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Freezer paper, chalk pencil or taylors pencil (fine point)
Plastic Bin with lid - apx. 24" x 16" x 6"
Package of Baby Wipe 


Anni Schwabe
9:00 - 4:30
Thur Oct 12

Mist


$ 185  

 

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

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

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


Carol Spohn
9:00 - 4:30
Thur Oct 12

Loose Watercolor Florals


$ 185  

 

These florals make me smile. They are happy, loose and one of a kind. The process starts with the application of loose watercolor followed by ink outlines. Your creativity will guarantee an original piece of art! Stamps are used for the greetings. Students will be provided with materials to make a dozen cards. Students of all levels of experience will enjoy this class.
 

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

• Written instructions and color photos

• Watercolor paper, cardstock and envelopes to make a dozen 4” x 6” cards.
• Mijello Mission Gold paints used in this painting
• Black ink pen
• Foam plate/pallet for watercolor paint
• Adhesive and use of my tape gun
• Moo eraser and other misc. supplies.
• Use of my rubber stamps with art sayings
  

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

• Your usual painting supplies which should include at least 2 water containers, paper towels, a fine mist spray bottle for water.
• Brushes: You may use your regular watercolor brushes. I use Scharff , #310 White Nylon round brushes sizes #8 and #4 and small wash brush (I will have Scharff brushes for purchase if you choose.
• Scissors
• A box of pop up tissues is helpful (like an inexpensive brand of Kleenex)
• Hair dryer is helpful, but not necessary
• Pencil
• Optional-White ink gel pen, black and white acrylic paint markers
  


Jen Crossley
9:00 - 4:30
Thur Oct 12

Metal Etching Mayhem


$ 185  

 

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

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

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

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

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

• Water colour pad 180 gsm A4 pad

• Pattern paper if you like

• Masking tape good quality high tack 2 inch wide

• Safety glasses
 


Thur Eve Oct 12

Weina Dinata
6:30 - 9:30
Thur Eve Oct 12

Moss ball/Kokedama


$ 95  

 

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

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

Materials Fee $20  paid at beginning of class includes:

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


Stephanie Burton
6:30 - 9:30
Thur Eve Oct 12

Mixed Media Collage


$ 95  

 

This workshop is such a creative and freeing experience! I will start out demonstrating how to add decorative and vintage collage paper as well as magazine images to create our initial background. From there we will add more layers of color by applying acrylic paint and then move on to using stamps and stencils using Acrylic & Distressed Oxides. You will be introduced to a plethora of supplies and techniques! I will walk you through the entire process.

Next, we will bring in our focal point. I will demonstrate drawing and stamping on tissue paper to create a transparent layer that you can place over your background creating a sense of depth to your collage painting. There will be a generous collection of magazines, vintage & collage papers to choose from as your focal point as well!

Everyone will leave with a finish Collage Painting.

Students of every experience level are welcome!

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

- Acrylic Paint
- Gel Medium
- Gesso
- Watercolor paper, cold-pressed 9x12 (two sheets)
- Palette knife
- Tissue paper
**Shared art supplies including: Dylusion & Distressed inks, stencils, rubber stamps, ink blending tools, stabilo pencil and magazines.

 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

- One medium brush, one large brush
- Copic Gasenfude Brush Tip Pen
- Basic art supplies: scissors, small water container, rags & apron.
- Small package of wipes.
- Palette paper or paper plate for acrylic Paint.
- Optional: Images from a magazine (person, flower, animal etc.)
I will have magazines as well to choose from!!
- Favorite pen for mark making (black, white or both).

 

 


 


Erin Keck
6:00-10:00
Thur Eve Oct 12

Tin Art Zombies


$ 120  

 

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

Everything is provided in the kits. Cone bases, paints, cotton roving, glitter thread, birch bark, tools for use.

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

apron


Helene Knott
6:30 - 9:30
Thur Eve Oct 12

Manx Quilting


$ 95  

 

This block piecing technique, known domestically as Folded Log Cabin, is also sometimes called Manx Quilting because it is said to have originated on The Isle of Man where it is called a ‘Roof Block’; once you start piecing, the similarity to laying roof shingles will become apparent. Strips of fabric are stitched, folded and layered to make a delightfully textured surface. To make this technique even better, you are quilting the block as you go so when you have you are done with a block, it is already quilted and ready to be finished into a mug rug, or a mat.

Kit Available for $15 cash paid to instructor at beginning of class includes:
The fabric strips, the backing fabric, flannel for the filler, chalk pencil and thread. Students purchasing kits will need to bring a cutting mat, rotary cutter, an 18” and a 6” ruler, a small ruler, sewing machines will be available to share or you can bring your own. 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

 Fabrics: You will need a dozen or more fabrics.
 Selvedge to selvedge strips cut 1½” wide in a gradation of color, value and/or texture. The 1½” wide cut strips will be used to make your folded steps of the Log Cabin/Courthouse Steps, half of the fabrics should be light to medium and the other half, medium to dark; colors can be any that you wish but make sure you like them together. You need 13 strips to make a 10” square mat.
 An interesting novelty cut into 2” squares (or larger if you are featuring a motif print), you will need a center square for each block you wish to make.
 You can opt to use a vivid narrow framing strip for the first row, this will be cut 1 ¼” wide and should contrast your center square.
 Piecing Foundation: The strips will be sewn directly on a foundation of batting and backing. You can make the final blocks any size you want, from 5” individual mug rugs with just a few strips, to a larger block (8” - 12”) that you can finish as a mat. The larger the block, the more strips you will add. For each block, choose a thin even cotton batting (or a piece of heavyweight flannel) cut at the size you want your finished block to be and layered onto a backing that is 1” on each side of the batting.
 Cutting mat, cutting ruler and rotary cutter: A medium to large mat and 2” x 18” ruler would be perfect.
1” x 6” ruler
Chalk fabric marking pencil
 Sewing machine: With a ¼” piecing foot.
Thread: 100% cotton in a color to match the backing fabric.
Sewing pins
 Craft style scissors: To trim your strips after sewing.
 Thread snips
 Seam Ripper.


Susan Rossiter
6:30 - 9:30
Thur Eve Oct 12

Fabulous 50’s Florals


$ 95  

 

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

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

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

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


Fri Oct 13

Lisa Bebi
9:00 - 4:30
Fri Oct 13

Mashed-up Characters


$ 185  

 

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

Kit fee of $65 includes:

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

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


Ruth Chandler
9:00 - 4:30
Fri Oct 13

Modern Hand Stitching


$ 185  

 

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

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

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


Rochelle Gaukel
9:00 - 4:30
Fri Oct 13

Soldered Pumpkins


$ 185  

 

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

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

Glass, copper tape, pumpkin, little girl, diorama pieces, lights, paints, patina.

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Cookie sheet for your solder station
Soldering iron (WELLER 100 WATT/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/
JB WELD Clear Weld 5 minute epoxy - https://www.amazon.com/J-B-Weld-ClearWeld-Syringe-25mL/dp/B09C6R4VSQ/ref=sr_1_3?crid=33AS46F4OXQMC&keywords=jb+weld+epoxy&qid=1673563308&sprefix=JB+weld%2Caps%2C1963&sr=8-3
Scissors
Paintbrushes
Jewelry pliers set
Rag or towel
Apron

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

 


 


Ruth Greening
9:00 - 4:30
Fri Oct 13

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.
 


Cindy Lohbeck
9:00 - 4:30
Fri Oct 13

Magical Mini Mandalas - Adventures in Ice Dyeing


$ 185  

 

What happends when you mash up ancient shibori, new hippie tie-dye and add a little ice dyeing just for grins?!? Your own unique and gorgeous ice dyed fabric collection! Learn the tips and tricks to get clear, bright and defined patterns and colors. From folding to rinsing, you will start easy and add skills with each of your nine (9) 22" x 22" cotton mandalas. 

Materials Fee $75 in cash paid at beginning of class includes:

Three yards high quality "pfd" cotton fabric
Oodles of diffents rubber bands
A Rainbow of Procion Dye
All mixing cups and spoons
Fixatives & Detergents
Gloves & Dust Mask
Reusable squeeze bottles, funnel and
Cindy's Flexi-Net ice dyeing system. 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Water soluble fabric marker or marking pencil, craft scissors,
dye clothes, Permanent Marker, 2 lawn & leaf garbage bags.
Plastic Bin with lid - apx. 24" x 16" x 6" (to cart your wet fabric)
 

Optional items: Flat bed cart or wagon to help carry/move your ice dyeing project at the end of class


Susan Rossiter
9:00 - 4:30
Fri Oct 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


Stephanie Burton
9:00 - 4:30
Fri Oct 13

Transfer Image to Mixed Media Background


$ 185  

 

In this workshop we will create a beautiful acrylic and inked background using stencils, stamps and distressed inks. Once we are finished with our background, we will bring in our focal point. Choose an image from my collection of magazines or bring your own image that you would like to use. Your image can be a person, animal, flower etc. Whatever suits your taste.
Prior to placing our drawing over our beautiful background, we just created, we will do a Drawing Warm-up Exercise which will help transform your drawing practice. Doing some simple line work before your start your drawing can make all the difference to your artwork. Your eyes and brain need some time to get going!

After our Drawing Warm-Up we will do a Quick Sketch (Gestural Drawing) for no more than 10 minutes. We are going for speed rather than accuracy. This is a drawing exercise, we are not looking for perfection, this is just another way of loosening up.
I LOVE making gestural drawings! Some of my best work comes from a quick gestural drawing.

We will place our image over carbon paper and trace our image onto our background. Or, if you are comfortable drawing freehand, please do! This is a great way to train your hand how to draw an image. After you trace your image, you can alter it with additional drawing and painting. With more and more practice using this technique...before you know it, you'll be drawing without tracing paper!

Every student will leave with a finish painting on a MDF Panel ready for hanging.

Students of every experience level are welcome!

 

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

- A palette of 5 different acrylic paint bottles. You’ll be able to choose your color palette theme.
- Gel Medium
- Gesso
- Blending Stump for shading
- Paper for drawing exercises
- Palette knife
- Unfinished Birch Wood Board Canvas for Painting (9 x 12)
**Shared art supplies including: Dylusion & Distressed inks, stencils, rubber stamps, ink blending tools, stabilo pencil and magazines.

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

- One small brush, one medium brush, and one large brush
- Basic art supplies: scissors, small water container, rags & apron.
- Small package of wipes.
- Optional: Image from a magazine (person, flower, animal etc.)
I will have magazines as well to choose from!!
- Palette paper or paper plate for acrylic Paint.
- Favorite pen for mark making
 


Jen Crossley
9:00 - 4:30
Fri Oct 13

Found Memory Necklace


$ 185  

 

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

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

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

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

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

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


Fri AM Oct 13

Weina Dinata
9:00 - 12:00
Fri AM Oct 13

Moss ball/Kokedama


$ 95  

 

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

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

Materials Fee $20  paid at beginning of class includes:

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


Jennifer McCracken
9:00 - 12:00
Fri AM Oct 13

Stencil & Stamp-Intro into Enamel


$ 95  

 

This class will teach you the basics of preparing your copper surface, sifting enamel, and torch firing. This will give you the skills to get you started on the road to creating in glass. You will learn how to create small works of art using stencils and ink stamps. You will come out of the class with a finished piece that you can proudly wear as a pendant.

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

3 firing stations (torch, stand, and a fireproof mat) vitreous enamel powders, gold gel pen, copper shapes, bails to make pendants and ear wire for earrings.
stencils, stamps & ink to share

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Bring stencils and stamps. If you have your own torch and stand, you are welcome to bring it, I will have extra fireproof mats.


Fri Aft Oct 13

Weina Dinata
1:30-4:30
Fri Aft Oct 13

Native Plant Table Top Garden


$ 95  

 

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

Materials Fee $20  paid at beginning of class includes:

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


Jennifer McCracken
1:30-4:30
Fri Aft Oct 13

Painting with Glass - Acrylic Enamels


$ 95  

 

This class will delve into painting techniques in enamel. If you are experienced in painting, your skills will help you in tackling these techniques. If you are new to painting, don’t fear. I can teach you some simple approaches to painting that will build confidence in your skills.
I will introduce you to acrylic enamels. After the demonstration, you will be able to practice painting on a prepared enamel surface.
 

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

3 firing stations (torch, stand, and a fireproof mat), vitreous enamel paints, painting medium, brushes, transfer paper, and prepared copper shapes.

 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Bring simple images you would like to paint. if you have your own torch and stand, you are welcome to bring it, I will have extra fireproof mats


Sat Oct 14

Nicole Austin
9:00 - 4:30
Sat Oct 14

Junk Journal Deconstruction


$ 180  

 

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


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

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

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

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


Lisa Bebi
9:00 - 4:30
Sat Oct 14

Arresting Mugs


$ 185  

 

Arresting Mugs will be a fun class where we create and paint a small collection of "likely suspects". These little paintings can be used later in a collage or a journal, OR, they can stand on their own as a small painting! They make great ATC too!

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

Everything is provided

 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

apron


Ruth Chandler
9:00 - 4:30
Sat Oct 14

Boro Bag


$ 185  

 

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

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

Thimble
Readers (if needed)
 

Chocolate to share
 


Nancy Burkard
9:00 - 4:30
Sat Oct 14

Beautiful Powdered Coated Jewelry


$ 185  

 

Powder coating can be used to coat multiple types of metal. It is often used on larger projects, including car rims, metal railings, cups, etc. This class will teach you the technique of powder coating small metal pieces to use in your art projects and to design jewelry with powder coating. I look forward to sharing this technique with you.  The powder coating looks very similar to enamel.

Materials Fee $50 paid at beginning of class includes:

Powder coating, files, buffing blocks, heat pan, sifters, paint brushes, foil, metal

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Lightweight metal shears, scissors, jewelry tools (including flat nose and needle nose pliers).
Optional: jewelers saw and bench pin, rubber mallet for doming

I will have extra shears and tools to use if needed, powder coating, paints, tools, jewelry findings etc
 

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


Rochelle Gaukel
9:00 - 4:30
Sat Oct 14

Vintage Sparkle Bracelet


$ 185  

 

In this class you will be making a beautiful vintage inspired wrap bracelet with many different components. You will be starting with an etched piece of metal for your focal piece. There will be different stones to choose from which you will solder to the metal. You will be making the oval links out of copper metal and texturing them after they are soldered closed. Once all of these components are done, you will be attaching everything together with jump rings and a string of beaded pearls and a hook closure.

Materials Fee $35 cash paid at beginning of class includes:

Etched metal, copper tape, copper wire, vintage stone, pearls, headpins, jump rings, beading wire. (I will have a supply of metal shears, files, and crimp beads & caps for you to use)

 

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/
Bench Block
Bench Block Pad
Ball Peen Hammer
Jewelry pliers set
Flush side wire cutters
Rag or towel
Apron
 


Micah Goguen
9:00 - 4:30
Sat Oct 14

Nature Sprites


$ 185  

 

This workshop allows us to work in collaboration with Phee McFaddell to choose from a selection of sprite paper puppets to create these customizable and magical scenes on panel. We will be learning collage techniques that allow us to position the characters in various ways. We will learn simple background techniques using inks to create a spectrum of colors. Fluid acrylics will be provided so you can create your own color scheme. We will be using Grafix Duralar to create additional ink effects on transparent wings. Create a character that best captures your spirit and personality.

 

Materials Fee $20 paid at beginning of class includes:

(to keep)
• 9 x 12 Ampersand Gessobord
• Selection of Paper Puppets
• Grafix Film for Inkjet

(to use)
• GOLDEN fluid acrylics
• GOLDEN soft gel
• Daler Rowney acrylic inks
• paint brushes
• watercups
• QoR watercolors
 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

• Scissors
• Apron
• Paper Towels
 


Ruth Greening
9:00 - 4:30
Sat Oct 14

Web Bracelet


$ 185  

 

Remember the cartoon Family Circle when the artist would draw the path that the little boy took when told to go directly home? That is what this bracelet reminds me of, just the free fun of jumping in puddles, running around trees and over rocks. In the midst of all the craziness will be bits of sparkles and color from added stones. No two will ever be the same! A little hammering, a little soldering and stone setting and a lot of fun and pretty bracelets

Materials Fee $65 paid at beginning of class includes:

silver wire, silver supplies for stone settings, assortment of stones. butane for torches and solder.

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Standard Jewelry tools; square nose, chain nose and round nose pliers. Butane torch for soldering, jewelry files, flush cutters, hammers; texturing, ballpein, rawhide mallet


Erin Keck
9:00 - 4:30
Sat Oct 14

Recreated Old World Ornaments


$ 185  

 

In this class students will learn to create several different Old World style Ornaments.
You will be taught the art of creating Spun Cotton Ornaments both from scratch and using a form. With this technique we will construct a snowman with a bobble head, a set of 3 snowballs, and a bell. Students will also create two paper ornaments, a Holiday Tree, and Angel using German Dresden Papers. A Tussy Mussy will also be taught with the choice of making a Santa or an Angel.
Materials are all original and vintage that we will be using.
This class is designed for all skill levels.
*Good finger and hand coordination is required.
 

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

Everything is provided to create these ornaments.
(Natural combed cotton, Original German Dresden papers, scraps, and foils, German glass glitter, Lamatta, antique gift wrap, Angel hair, mica snow, vintage tinsel garland, all vintage embellishments, adhesive)

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

lap towel, apron


Cindy Lohbeck
9:00 - 4:30
Sat Oct 14

Print, Paste, PLAY on Fabric!


$ 185  

 

Printing images on fabric has never been so easy! Potato Dextrin and Corn Dextrin resists along with thickened dye paint, help you make yur own printed fabric collection.
This easy to rinse project will leave you with inspiring bits of colorful fabric ready to use in your next quilt, garment or prayer flag project. Cindy shares her extensive collection of stencils, or you can bring your own. 

Materials Fee $50 paid at beginning of class includes:

All high quality "pfd" fabric
Potato Dextrin
Corn Dextrin
Print Paste
A Rainbow of Procion Dye
All mixing cups and spoons
Chip Brushes
Fixatives & Detergents
Gloves & Dust Mask 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Freezer Paper, craft scissors, dye clothes, Permanent Marker,
Plastic Bin with lid - apx. 24" x 16" x 6" (to cart your wet fabric)
Small can of 505 repositionable spray
 

Optional items: Your own stencils (please mark to identify)


Susan Rossiter
9:00 - 4:30
Sat Oct 14

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 Crossley
9:00 - 4:30
Sat Oct 14

Resinate Family Journal


$ 185  

 

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

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

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


Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

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

 


Sat AM Oct 14

Jennifer McCracken
9:00 - 12:00
Sat AM Oct 14

Watercolor Enamels


$ 95  

 

This class will delve into painting techniques in enamel. If you are experienced in painting, your skills will help you in tackling these techniques. If you are new to painting, don’t fear. I can teach you some simple approaches to painting that will build confidence in your skills.
I will introduce you to watercolor enamels. I will show you how to layout your image in pencil, preparing the watercolors for painting, and different ways to apply the paint. After the demonstration, you will be able to practice painting on a prepared enamel surface.

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

3 firing stations (torch, stand, and a fireproof mat), vitreous enamel paints, painting medium, brushes, tools for scratching, transfer paper, and prepared copper shapes.

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Bring simple images you would like to paint. if you have your own torch and stand, you are welcome to bring it, I will have extra fireproof mats


Sat Aft Oct 14

Jennifer McCracken
1:30-4:30
Sat Aft Oct 14

Floral Designs in Pencil


$ 95  

 

I love drawing on the surface of enamel. I learned the technique of graphite drawing and never looked back. If you like to draw or doodle, your pictures will transfer nicely to this medium. You will learn how to prepare the surface of enamel for drawing, and I will share with you some techniques I developed to create beautiful floral designs! Firing will be the technique you will master to meld your drawing with the enamel, giving you a piece of art that you can wear as a pendant or earrings.

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

vitreous enamel powders, graphite pencils, prepared copper shapes, and findings to make earrings or pendants.

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Bring simple images you would like to draw. if you have your own torch and stand, you are welcome to bring it, I will have extra fireproof mats.


Sat Eve Oct 14

Erin Keck
6:30 - 9:30
Sat Eve Oct 14

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


Sat/Sun Oct 14-15

Donna Downey
9:00 - 4:30
Sat/Sun Oct 14-15

Bold Expressive Florals


$ 385  

 

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

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

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

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

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


Sun Oct 15

Lisa Bebi
9:00 - 4:30
Sun Oct 15

Kinsfolk Paintover


$ 185  

 

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

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

Supplies you must bring to class:

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

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


Ruth Chandler
9:00 - 4:30
Sun Oct 15

Scrolling Along


$ 185  

 

Info to come

Materials Fee paid at beginning of class includes:

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Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

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Rochelle Gaukel
9:00 - 4:30
Sun Oct 15

Soldered Looking Glass Wall Hanging


$ 185  

 

This class is perfect for the beginner! A special antique looking glass technique will be shown to you to create your glass piece. We will be taking the beveled diamond-shaped glass and backing it with your choice of an image. This will be backed with metal flashing and copper taped together. You will then learn how to solder the glass shape. You will add a wire which will hold all of your embellishments (lace, ribbon, crystals). Lastly a patina will be added for that antique age worn look.

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

Beveled glass, copper tape, metal flashing, images to choose from, ribbons, lace, patina, rhinestone piece, glass glitter, crystals, patina.

 

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 project.


Micah Goguen
9:00 - 4:30
Sun Oct 15

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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Ruth Greening
9:00 - 4:30
Sun Oct 15

Box Clasp


$ 185  

 

This is a very challenging and rewarding piece of jewelry to make. This will hone in on precision in the smallest of ways. Taken one step at a time you will learn what makes this piece work and how to assemble all the pieces to accomplish a beautiful, functioning, amazing Box Clasp!
Advanced skills in sawing, measuring and soldering.

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

silver for 1 clasp, additional metals and accessories.

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

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. Metal Ruler and 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, optical assistance and lighting.


Erin Keck
9:00 - 4:30
Sun Oct 15

Original German Feather Tree


$ 185  

 

In this class we will create a Goose Feather Tree just like the original ones made years ago in Germany. Everything that you will need to create your tree will be provided including the base in your kit.
What a wonderful keepsake this will be for you to add to your Holiday decor. The finished tree measures 20” from base to tree top.
This class is for all skill levels.
*Good finger and hand coordination is required.
Have fun decorating your tree later with your own ornaments.
 

Materials Fee $30 paid at beginning of class includes:

Everything is provided. Goose feathers, wires, dowel rods, berries, base, embellishments, tools for use.

 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

apron and lap towel


Cindy Lohbeck
9:00 - 4:30
Sun Oct 15

Pole Dancing! - Arashi Shibori


$ 185  

 

A modern approach to an ancient textile art! Arashi translates to "Storm" and we will definitely stir up some fun as we twist, push, slide, scrunch and tie the fabric onto diffenent sized, lightweight acrylic poles before dyeing.  The resulting fabrics will be organic in nature, resembling water, waves, trees and lightning 

Materials Fee $75 paid at beginning of class includes:

Three yards high quality "pfd" cotton fabric
Collection of LightweightmAcrylic Arashi Poles
Procion Dye
All mixing cups and spoons
Fixatives & Detergents
Gloves & Dust Mask
Reusable squeeze bottles and funnel

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Safety Pins, straight pins, craft scissors, dye clothes,
Permanent Marker, 2 lawn & leaf garbage bags.
Plastic Bin with lid - apx. 24" x 16" x 6" (to cart your wet fabric)


Renee Richetts
9:00 - 4:30
Sun Oct 15

Over-the-Top & Down Below


$ 185  

 

In Over-the-Top and Down Below, attendees will learn and practice a spine binding technique that results in a book of both beauty and strength. The spine is entirely stitched; you will make a hard-cover version with materials provided.

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

a rich assortment of art papers, thread, needles, book boards, glue, Exact-o knife and blades, folding tools

 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

a pair of scissors, a metal-edged ruler at least 12 inches long

Options to bring: Your own art paper, embellishments.


Jen Crossley
9:00 - 4:30
Sun Oct 15

Found Vignette


$ 185  

 

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

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

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

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

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


 


Sun AM Oct 15

Nicole Austin
9:00 - 12:00
Sun AM Oct 15

Collage Paper Party!


$ 95  

 

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

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

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