Portland, OR 2024 August Art and Soul Workshops

Workshop Details

Sun AM Aug 11

Cindy Lohbeck
9:00 - 1:00
Sun AM Aug 11

We LOVE Ice Dyeing


$ 125  

 

Mandalas and so much more! Random is fun, but Ice Dyeing with Intent is a whole new level of fun! Let's mash it up with a little shibori stitching, maybe a spiral or two...and see what we can come up with! Explore the amazing things that happen when fabric, ice and dye have a play date! Each student can expect to create 3 one yard projects.

Materials Fee $60 paid at beginning of class includes:

Fabric, dye, dye tubs, fixatives, detergents, gloves and dust mask.

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Art Clothes & shoes
Roll of Paper Towels
Plastic Bin & Lid, apx. 24" L x 16" W x 6" H
2 large plastic bags
Heavy duty NYLON thread (I use and upholstery weight)
Hand sewing needles.
Craft Scissors
Water soluble fabric pencil (markers are ok but some activate in soda ash!)
12 Large Office style binder clips
 


Sun Aug 11

Susan Bates Bezek
9:00 - 4:30
Sun Aug 11

Patchwork Banner


$ 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!

I made a paper banner years ago in a class and have always wanted to do one in fabric. These banners are my version. In this class you will have different shapes to choose from, or create your own shape!
 Choose words to express your feelings, holidays, gifts, etc. I will have two sizes of all alphabet letters to copy and cut for your banner.
 

Materials Fee $15 paid at beginning of class includes:

Pennant patterns, alphabet print outs in 2 sizes, medium weight white chipboard for letters, fusible web

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

iron and pad (if you have one)
pressing cloth
1-yd muslin
1-yd fabric for back of banner
small fabric pieces for patchwork
neutral color sewing thread
desired trims to cover seams
Sharpie marker
fabric glue
ribbon for hanging
scissors for paper/cardboard
desired glitter/matching paint
paint brush
 


Rochelle Gaukel
9:00 - 4:30
Sun Aug 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 soldering student. 

 

Materials Fee $35 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, patina. (I will have glues, clear caulking)..

Supplies Needed to Bring to Class:

Cookie sheet for your solder station
Soldering iron (WELLER 100 WATT/Model W100PG) - https://www.nwartglass.com/product/weller-w100pg-heavy-duty-soldering-iron-with-ct6f7-tip-700-degree-tip-100-watt/
Soldering iron stand - https://www.amazon.com/Studio-Pro-Soldering-Iron-Stand/dp/B004BNBQV4/ref=mp_s_a_1_1_mod_primary_new?crid=2H6V7WE0NFWL8&dib=eyJ2IjoiMSJ9.Wid_3t99MnWMssi5J0Ga34lQZSgBK4qNRMq4VVx8Rlb6qHzLANs0YitZSTDLS9wAVlsKl3ksGz_HGLiOqzlStuxY1aznWoTI4k25im1mW4eHQGx6RpbWZJ8anb3sX2qI5NDjLp0t66-mvBruQlMt1RBWcO8pIE8KI_AdPoFqlEAx832KijwOFIjhA6o4gSG1HattrMB5qTGpqAPAYOQB1A.G_IZ1xtjKVqRb4Fe8BxmV4PjNfkwTZdqFqy1xgX_2Cw&dib_tag=se&keywords=studio+pro+soldering+iron+stand&qid=1707886401&sbo=RZvfv%2F%2FHxDF%2BO5021pAnSA%3D%3D&sprefix=studio+pro+%2Caps%2C186&sr=8-1
Spool of lead-free solder - https://www.nwartglass.com/product/tournaline-solder-lead-free/
Flux - https://www.grainger.com/product/HARRIS-Water-Soluble-Lead-Free-Flux-1UYJ9
Sal Ammoniac block - https://www.amazon.com/Large-Sal-Ammoniac-Tinning-Block/dp/B0051KK252/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?crid=T2Z6XI5FA78F&dib=eyJ2IjoiMSJ9.DbEEdY8zAUjdt4WtQQRREtiauUgeDG6geaiPO1JmiUKij_HGXa_p2Kwo0UYDO2CncWacWnFjKR1FcDW0ylQjneL_8FIZ8W7G52DNVhST1gw.n6k2uDqmXSsP7T1Yyk5riKpCZUrZcIsnpYa0Nx7E410&dib_tag=se&keywords=salamoniac+block&qid=1707886476&sprefix=salamoniac%2Caps%2C267&sr=8-1-spons&sp_csd=d2lkZ2V0TmFtZT1zcF9waG9uZV9zZWFyY2hfYXRm&psc=1&smid=AKCXQPPQ1G8EO
Scissors
Jewelry pliers set
Rag or towel
Apron


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


Stephanie Wolcott
9:00 - 4:30
Sun Aug 11

Copper Etching & Metal Smithing Techniques


$ 185  

 

Learn how to turn copper into beautiful jewelry pieces that you design. There is so much to learn in this workshop!
Learn how to etch a blank piece of copper.learn how to use tools and techniques to add texture to the copper, learn how to attach pieces of metal together using a cold connection technique. Learn how to patina coppper.
We will design, create and finish beautiful copper into a unique jewelry pendant! 

Materials Fee $60 paid at beginning of class includes:

all the supplies to create 4 pendants/ necklaces. Copper, patinas, embellishments, instruction booklet

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Please bring safety glasses and disposable gloves to class.


Tammy Gilley
9:00 - 4:30
Sun Aug 11

Belle Epoque Journal


$ 185  

 

The Belle Epoque was a period of French history characterized by optimism, peace, and prosperity. The arts in Paris flourished during the Belle Epoque, with literature, music, theater, and visual art gaining extensive recognition.

In this workshop, we’ll create 4”x4” art journals to pay homage to that “Golden Age” and capture the “joie de vivre”, or joy of living, of the period. Think the Moulin Rouge and the Can-can Dance, the Eiffel Tower and 1889 World Exposition that took place in Paris, Art Nouveau and the post-Impressionists. There are so many areas of inspiration to draw from and capture in our art journals.

Techniques taught in this workshop:

Bookmaking
Oversized motifs
Image transfers
Prompts to capture the essence of the Belle Epoque
Adding layers with textiles, stitching, mark-making, ephemera, and paper
Storytelling through your artistic expression
Rusting papers, fabrics, pages

 Materials Fee $25 paid at beginning of class includes:

Chipboard journal covers
Vintage papers, vintage wallpapers, and ephemera
Mixed media paper, watercolor paper, graph paper
Collage materials
All bookbinding materials, including waxed linen thread, bookbinding tape, awls, needles
Use of India ink, rust liquor, embroidery floss
Fabric scraps, lace and ribbon bits
Printed instructions
 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Vintage ephemera you may have collected and have in your stash - perfume labels, postcards, photographs, etc.
Glue stick
Bone folder
Washi tape - 2-3 favorites
Scissors
Pens, markers, pencils of your choice
Small watercolor palette
Water brushes
Paper towels or a small rag


Christine Karpiak
9:00 - 4:30
Sun Aug 11

Connections


$ 185  

 

In this class you will make connections with the obvious and the unexpected. You will create a variety of pieces that will be sewn together to create a beautiful, organic wall hanging using fabric, fibres, paint, carved lino prints and natural elements. What kinds of connections can you make with your materials? How do they connect to your soul? To Mother Earth? What are the unexpected connections you’ve discovered in your journey through this project that may connect to your life’s journey? What are the metaphors that may arise as you create?

Through a series of open ended techniques, you will work at your own level to experiment and explore boundaries of your materials and how they can work and affect one another; you will create a variety of works that will be cut, torn, and stitched together as a unique wall collage.

You will be gently encouraged and guided to be curious and try new things as you assemble your elements to create a visually and kinesthetically stunning and soulful piece.

 

Materials Fee  paid at beginning of class includes:

info to come

 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:


Sun Eve Aug 11

Pamela Sue Johnson
6:30 - 9:30
Sun Eve Aug 11

Empowering Words with  Paint and Paper


$ 100  

 


 

Materials Fee $20 paid at beginning of class includes:

 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:


Sun/Mon Aug 11-12

Renee Richetts
9:00 - 4:30
Sun/Mon Aug 11-12

Weaving Outside the Book


$ 350  

 

The artist’s book spine can serve as a beautiful loom. In this 2-day workshop, we will learn how.
Day one: The Coptic stitch has been used since the Middle Ages to bind a book that can lay flat when open. Mastering it is necessary for day 2. Attendees can expect to complete at least 3 Coptic stitch books from tools and materials provided.
Day two:
Adding to the Coptic stitch, we will create the warp of a mini loom up and down the book spine, then weave threads crosswise to form the woof. The effect is beautiful, strong, and rarely seen. Attendees can expect to complete 1-2 woven spine books on day 2.
 

Materials Fee $50 paid at beginning of class includes:

everything you will need for both days such as art papers, book-binding tools (yours to keep) adhesives, waxed linen, embellishments and more.

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

pair of scissors & design ideas!


Thomas Ashman
9:00 - 4:30
Sun/Mon Aug 11-12

Crazy Babies


$ 365  

 

Take a page from the life of the mad genius, Dr. Frankenstein, and create an amazingly altered doll in the wildest and weirdest mixed media assemblage workshop you've ever taken.
You will begin with an old, unwanted doll, rescued from thrift store oblivion, and proceed to sculpt, paint, dress, pose, enhance, re-create and otherwise alter it into a fantastically unique piece of assemblage art as cool, creepy, or crazy as you want to make it!
In this 2-day workshop, you will receive in-depth instruction in the uses of so many different materials and techniques for assemblage and mixed-media sculpture, your head will swim. This includes, but is not limited to, epoxy clay sculpting, creating textures with paint, a few unique painting techniques, wire-work, cold connection, 3D art composition, and a big bag of tricks for "hiding the seams" in mixed media. While we work, we'll discuss the themes and content of our art how we can combine wildly different materials and elements work together to tell a story.
 

Materials Fee $30 paid at beginning of class includes:

* 2 part epoxy clay
* paints
* adhesives
* hardware
* lots of other random stuff too!

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

I will bring most of the specialty items and tools that you might need, but to successfully complete your project, I need you to bring the following tools and supplies to class:

* one unwanted doll - no restrictions on this piece, whatever appeals to you, thrift stores are the best source
* any additional costume items, fabrics, jewelry bits or other accoutrements (we will alter these too!)
* any found objects/adornments/accessories that you want to include
* any extra doll parts you want to add on (heads, hands, eyes, etc.)
* a small assortment of paintbrushes in different sizes (at least one needs to be fine tipped)
* a sea sponge or two
* a few old rags/paper towels
* scissors/shears
* utility knife
 


Mon AM Aug 12

Cindy Lohbeck
9:00 - 1:00
Mon AM Aug 12

Daily Dose of Fiber!


$ 100  

 

Yarn, floss, roving and more! Let's explore dyeing sustainable, plant-based fiber. Have you ever worked with banana fiber? How about rose? Learn how easy it is to add beautiful color to bamboo and hemp. We will learn tips for color merges, ombre` and more.

Materials Fee $75 paid at beginning of class includes:

A great choice of sustainable fibers, yarn and threads, fixatives, gloves, dustmask, dye, detergent and fixatives

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Roll of kitchen plastic wrap
Wooden clothes pins
A few plastic hangers
 


Mon Aug 12

Erin Keck
9:00 - 4:30
Mon Aug 12

Tunnel Vision Steampunk Clock


$ 185  

 

In this Steampunk Clock Class there is a twist. We will creating a tunnel vision clock using large open gears that 3D out to give a tunnel effect. Careful attention to detail in design will be discussed. Students will have the options of colors to use in their clocks with Deco Arts paints. Each student will leave with a finished clock that can be displayed on a wall or table. This class is “geared” towards all skill levels.

Materials Fee $35 paid at beginning of class includes EVERYTHING!

wood box base, wood laser cut gears, mechanical odds and ends for embellishment, clock movement and parts, adhesive, use of supplied paints and brushes.
 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

apron, lap towel




Mon Aug 12

DYEING for Doilies!


$ 125  

 

Materials Fee $50 paid at beginning of class includes:

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Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

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Susan Bates Bezek
9:00 - 4:30
Mon Aug 12

Bucket Head Snowman


$ 185  

 

This happy guy will brighten up your winter and will be a sweet addition to your holiday decor! He is almost 20 inch tall and so proud of his silver hat! His face is molded and has a painted cloth body. He sparkles from bucket to base with iridescent snow.

Materials Fee $40 paid at beginning of class includes:

Full size pattern, pre-sewn body, unfinished wood base, armature wire, all dowels, lg. snowflake, items to make nose, heavy thread and needles, ready to paint molded face.*
*If you would like a face mold for future snowmen, bring a small pkg of 2 part mold putty.

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

A full bag of poli-fil
8"X 24" fabric for scarf
buttons
tacky glue
hot glue gun/glue sticks
stuffing tool
pliers/wire cutter
paints: gesso, white,black, brown, orange
matte acrylic sealer
paint brushes
Iridescent glitter
bucket or hat with a 3-1/2" opening
I will also have a pattern to make the bucket if you prefer. You will need a nice cardboard 12X14 and silver paint.
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Rochelle Gaukel
9:00 - 4:30
Mon Aug 12

Soldered Relic Box


$ 185  

 

In this one-day class you will be creating a relic box filled with items of your choice. Once you have finished creating your pieces inside the box, we will then place the glass on top of the box and solder it shut.

These boxes are fun to create and are fun to display.

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

Cardboard box for the relics, glass for box, your choice of different relic pieces to put in your box (sacred hearts, stuffed sacred heart in ivory or burgundy, madonna statue, plus other items available for your choosing), copper tape, brass box feet for bottom of box, glass glitter, papers, antique wax, patina, crystals, buttons, flowers, leaves, lace, trim, metal for top of box. Rubber stamps for use in stamping the molten solder.

 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Cookie sheet for your solder station
Soldering iron (WELLER 100 WATT/Model W100PG) - https://www.nwartglass.com/product/weller-w100pg-heavy-duty-soldering-iron-with-ct6f7-tip-700-degree-tip-100-watt/
Soldering iron stand - https://www.amazon.com/Studio-Pro-Soldering-Iron-Stand/dp/B004BNBQV4/ref=mp_s_a_1_1_mod_primary_new?crid=2H6V7WE0NFWL8&dib=eyJ2IjoiMSJ9.Wid_3t99MnWMssi5J0Ga34lQZSgBK4qNRMq4VVx8Rlb6qHzLANs0YitZSTDLS9wAVlsKl3ksGz_HGLiOqzlStuxY1aznWoTI4k25im1mW4eHQGx6RpbWZJ8anb3sX2qI5NDjLp0t66-mvBruQlMt1RBWcO8pIE8KI_AdPoFqlEAx832KijwOFIjhA6o4gSG1HattrMB5qTGpqAPAYOQB1A.G_IZ1xtjKVqRb4Fe8BxmV4PjNfkwTZdqFqy1xgX_2Cw&dib_tag=se&keywords=studio+pro+soldering+iron+stand&qid=1707886401&sbo=RZvfv%2F%2FHxDF%2BO5021pAnSA%3D%3D&sprefix=studio+pro+%2Caps%2C186&sr=8-1
Spool of lead-free solder - https://www.nwartglass.com/product/tournaline-solder-lead-free/
Flux - https://www.grainger.com/product/HARRIS-Water-Soluble-Lead-Free-Flux-1UYJ9
Sal Ammoniac block - https://www.amazon.com/Large-Sal-Ammoniac-Tinning-Block/dp/B0051KK252/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?crid=T2Z6XI5FA78F&dib=eyJ2IjoiMSJ9.DbEEdY8zAUjdt4WtQQRREtiauUgeDG6geaiPO1JmiUKij_HGXa_p2Kwo0UYDO2CncWacWnFjKR1FcDW0ylQjneL_8FIZ8W7G52DNVhST1gw.n6k2uDqmXSsP7T1Yyk5riKpCZUrZcIsnpYa0Nx7E410&dib_tag=se&keywords=salamoniac+block&qid=1707886476&sprefix=salamoniac%2Caps%2C267&sr=8-1-spons&sp_csd=d2lkZ2V0TmFtZT1zcF9waG9uZV9zZWFyY2hfYXRm&psc=1&smid=AKCXQPPQ1G8EO
JB WELD Clear Weld 5 minute epoxy - Walmart sells this. Just make sure it is the 5-minute one.
White Gesso
Paintbrushes - For painting gesso on to the papers inside of the box to give it a more subtle look. For painting any resin relics you choose. For applying the matte Mod Podge.
Mod Podge Matte
Scissors
Jewelry pliers set
Rag or towel
Apron

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


Stephanie Wolcott
9:00 - 4:30
Mon Aug 12

Cyanotype Prints, and Sun Prints and Stitches


$ 185  

 

This is a very detailed workshop all about Cyanotype Printing. We will learn the history of Cyanotypes and then create several projects. One part learning and creating Cyanotype Prints and another part using the creations in art and stitching.

Learn the art of Cyanotype printing and create your own prussian blue nature prints perfect for framing.

Cyanotypes are one of the oldest photographic printing processes in the history of photography using the sun and uv rays.

After learning the cyanotype process on fabric, we will create a beautiful slow stitch project using the unique nature printed fabrics. Learn several embroidery stitches to incorporate into your project.
 

Materials Fee $20 paid at beginning of class includes:

cyanotype solution, heavy paper to create several botanical Prints, framing mat, botanicals, found objects and naturals, fabric, stitching supplies, natural dyed fabrics, vintage fabrics, lace, trims, buttons, beads, embroidery thread and needles.

 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

bring reading glasses and disposable gloves


Christine Karpiak
9:00 - 4:30
Mon Aug 12

For the Love of Botanicals


$ 185  

 

Explore the beautiful and rewarding world of botanicals as you discover a variety of techniques in preserving and showcasing flowers and plants. Your creative work will be treasured in an original art journal you create and will be filled with explorations of sketching, herbariums, stencil making, art journaling, self expression, imprinting onto fabric, hand stitching, painting, staining, stamping and collaging. You will be able to make this truly your own no matter what level you are at, creating a beautifully organic treasure to take home.

 

Materials Fee $ paid at beginning of class includes:

info to come

 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:


Mon Eve Aug 12

Cindy Lohbeck
6:30 - 8:30
Mon Eve Aug 12

DYEING for Doilies!


$ 70  

 

Elegant yet playful, doilies add the perfect pop of texture and color for all of your mixed media projects. This easy to apply, colorfast dye will give you great control over color separation. Expect to complete a variety of sizes, ranging from 2" to 12" in the colors of your choice! Cindy brings everything, including the rainbow!

Materials Fee $50 paid at beginning of class includes:

Fabric, dye, fixatives, detergents, gloves and dust mask, paintbrushes and freezer paper

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

all included in fee


Pamela Sue Johnson
9:00 - 4:30
Mon Eve Aug 12

Layered Backgrounds with Color and Pattern


$ 100  

 

In this workshop students will be introduced to a variety of mixed-media techniques to create lush and colorful backgrounds through the art of layering.

Layering is the practice of overlaying various colors, textures, and patterns to create unique and vibrant backgrounds. Using acrylic paint, students will be guided in how to use a variety of mediums that are compatible with acrylic in order to achieve unique and compelling backgrounds. Students will complete at least three backgrounds on 9x12 watercolor paper. Suitable for all levels.

Materials Fee $20 paid at beginning of class includes:

All materials are provided for in this workshop. You just bring you!

Watercolor paper
Gel medium
Foam Applicator
Palette knife
Pencil
Spray Bottle
Paper Towels
Water cup

Shared materials include acrylic paint, stencils, spray inks, Scribble sticks, collage elements, rubber stamps


Tue Aug 13

Jennifer MacLean
9:00 - 4:30
Tue Aug 13

Mokume Gane with Polymer Clay


$ 185  

 

Mokume-Gane is a technique borrowed from metalworking. In clay it involves placing several sheets of clay on top of each other and then pushing an object through it, and thinly slicing it to create multi-colored and patterned artworks. This class is fascinating and creates lots of surprising outcomes. It’s similar to creating abstract art yet in the polymer clay world.

We will cover the basics of polymer clay, so this class is for all levels of makers. You will leave with several pieces of jewelry to “wear and share”!

Materials Fee $30 paid at beginning of class includes:

• Sculpey Polymer Clay
• UV Resin
• Findings for finishing jewelry
• Tools to use in class and take home
• Plastic wrap, deli paper, etc.
• Small cutters & texture mats to use in class
  
Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

• Pasta Maker / Polymer Clay Conditioning tool (instructor will have one on hand for group to share if needed)
• Small rolling tool. Even a smooth glass or jar can work for this.
• Tissue blades for cutting clay.
• Jewelry tools: pliers & snippers

Optional items:
• Small clay cutters or texture mats.
• UV light for Resin
Questions: Reach out to Jennifer MacLean at infinitumarts@gmail.com
  
 


Cindy Lohbeck
9:00 - 4:30
Tue Aug 13

Club Indigo


$ 185  

 

We will start the day by mixing a vat of real indigo dye and setting aside to bloom. While it is doing its magical thing, we will twist, tie, clamp, scrunch and stich some amazing traditional shibori patterns. After lunch we will dip, dye and delight in your one-of-a-kind indigo dyed fabric. Expect to learn several styles of shibori and walk away with a great stash!

 

Materials Fee $80 paid at beginning of class includes:

Fabric, dye, dye tubs, fixatives, various reusable shibori tools for the fun.

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Wooden Clothespins
Plastic Hangers (3 or 4)
Plastic bin for transporting
Four 4" plastic Spring Clamps (from the hardware store)
Bar of Ivory Soap (must be ivory)
Rubber Gloves (house scrubbing gloves)
 


Jody Alexander
9:00 - 4:30
Tue Aug 13

Print and Stitch: Stencil Printing and Embroidery of Fabric


$ 185  

 

Learn to create and incorporate your own imagery and mark making into your fiber arts projects. In this workshop students will learn how to create and print with stencils on fabric, and then embroider on top of the printing to create layered and textured art pieces. Patterns, imagery, words and number can all be printed and embroidered. The techniques and skills learned can be applied to textile, paper art, and book art pieces. Students will learn how to cut and print stencils, and will learn a number of embroidery stitches. Your finished piece will be richly layered and unique to you.

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

Cotton/Linen fabric for front of piece (12 x 12)
Muslin fabric for backing (12 x 12)
Stencil material
Printing inks
Pearl Cotton thread and Embroidery thread
 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

pencil
exacto knife
scissors
thread snips
needles
pins

Optional items:
Threads and fabrics you may want to work with and incorporate into your project

 


Rochelle Gaukel
9:00 - 4:30
Tue Aug 13

Beautiful Bezels


$ 185  

 

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

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

Materials Fee $35 paid at beginning of class includes:

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

 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Cookie sheet for your solder station
Soldering iron (WELLER 100 WATT/Model W100PG) - https://www.nwartglass.com/product/weller-w100pg-heavy-duty-soldering-iron-with-ct6f7-tip-700-degree-tip-100-watt/
Soldering iron stand - https://www.amazon.com/Studio-Pro-Soldering-Iron-Stand/dp/B004BNBQV4/ref=mp_s_a_1_1_mod_primary_new?crid=2H6V7WE0NFWL8&dib=eyJ2IjoiMSJ9.Wid_3t99MnWMssi5J0Ga34lQZSgBK4qNRMq4VVx8Rlb6qHzLANs0YitZSTDLS9wAVlsKl3ksGz_HGLiOqzlStuxY1aznWoTI4k25im1mW4eHQGx6RpbWZJ8anb3sX2qI5NDjLp0t66-mvBruQlMt1RBWcO8pIE8KI_AdPoFqlEAx832KijwOFIjhA6o4gSG1HattrMB5qTGpqAPAYOQB1A.G_IZ1xtjKVqRb4Fe8BxmV4PjNfkwTZdqFqy1xgX_2Cw&dib_tag=se&keywords=studio+pro+soldering+iron+stand&qid=1707886401&sbo=RZvfv%2F%2FHxDF%2BO5021pAnSA%3D%3D&sprefix=studio+pro+%2Caps%2C186&sr=8-1
Spool of lead-free solder - https://www.nwartglass.com/product/tournaline-solder-lead-free/
Flux - https://www.grainger.com/product/HARRIS-Water-Soluble-Lead-Free-Flux-1UYJ9
Sal Ammoniac block - https://www.amazon.com/Large-Sal-Ammoniac-Tinning-Block/dp/B0051KK252/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?crid=T2Z6XI5FA78F&dib=eyJ2IjoiMSJ9.DbEEdY8zAUjdt4WtQQRREtiauUgeDG6geaiPO1JmiUKij_HGXa_p2Kwo0UYDO2CncWacWnFjKR1FcDW0ylQjneL_8FIZ8W7G52DNVhST1gw.n6k2uDqmXSsP7T1Yyk5riKpCZUrZcIsnpYa0Nx7E410&dib_tag=se&keywords=salamoniac+block&qid=1707886476&sprefix=salamoniac%2Caps%2C267&sr=8-1-spons&sp_csd=d2lkZ2V0TmFtZT1zcF9waG9uZV9zZWFyY2hfYXRm&psc=1&smid=AKCXQPPQ1G8EO
Mod Podge Matte
Scissors
Jewelry pliers set
Rag or towel
Apron

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

 

 

 


 


Sandy Moore
9:00 - 4:30
Tue Aug 13

Coloring Fabric with Acrylics


$ 185  

 

Having just the right fabric to work with makes your fabric collage, quilt or sewing project so much more fun! But finding that perfect piece of fabric isn’t always easy. Earlier in my career, I dyed my fabric with fiber reactive dyes and I loved the process of seeing the dye move through the fabric and create rich saturated color. It was easy to create the perfect fabric. But fiber reactive dyes have a down side. They are easily airborne and toxic in nature. Today I work from a small studio in my home and both safety and space considerations rule out the use of dye. When looking for an alternative, I discovered acrylics designed to work specifically with fabric; acrylic inks, fluid, blocks and pencils. They are a wonderful substitute for dye. In this class you will be coloring cotton fabric using acrylics that are perfectly suited to the challenge. You will explore a variety of techniques to create both patterned, solid, and batik-like fabric. You will create fabric bundles in 2 analogous colorways of your choice and you will leave class with a variety of related fabrics in a cohesive palette ready for your next project. You will love working with the one-of-a-kind fabrics you have created. It’s a great way to elevate any project.
 

Materials Fee $25 paid at beginning of class includes:

PFD (prepared for dying) Fabric
Jacquard Dye-na-Flow
Liquitex Acrylic Ink
Derwent Inktense Blocks
Derwent Inktense Pencils
Golden Fluid Acrylics
Waterproof Working Surface
Jacquard No Flow
Salt
Foam Brushes
Bristle Brushes
Gloves
Cotton Swabs
Paper Towels

 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Apron and/or paint clothes
Hair dryer or heat gun

Optional:
Acrylic Inks, pencils or blocks
Brushes
Texture making materials; for example, plastic screen, corrugated plastic, small flat objects.
Stencils
 


Susan Bates Bezek
9:00 - 4:30
Tue Aug 13

Penny Pumpkin


$ 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!

Height 13"/without hat

A very sweet pumpkin head with a unique new method to create her face. This is an easy project and I hope you will enjoy making yours as much as I did!
 

Materials Fee $15 paid at beginning of class includes:

pattern, unfinished wood base, dowels, all wire, head, eyes/nose

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

basic sewing supplies
Fabrics: 1/4 yd black-body&arms, 1/4 yd-legs, 1/4 yd-pantaloons, 1/4-yd skirt, desired threads.
1 yd ribbon, 1/2" wide, for skirt
8" trim for neckline
1 large sheet extra stiff felt for hat or 1 purchased hat for 3" head
poly-fil
dark fabric marker/pencil
Xacto knife
pliers/cutter
Glue: fast grab tacky, fabric glue
Paints: gesso, clear matte, orange, white, black, brown
paint brush assortment
 


Stephanie Wolcott
9:00 - 4:30
Tue Aug 13

Alcohol Ink Botanial Painting


$ 185  

 

Discover how much fun it is to work with alcohol inks. The vibrant colors and the fluid nature of this medium will create beautiful interest to your botanical paintings. Your finished Artwork pieces will be ready for framing. We will work through a series of botanicals learning all about alcohol inks and learning new painting techniques and fundamentals. I love to transform a floral photo taken from my garden and turn it into alcohol ink artwork.

Materials Fee $20 paid at beginning of class includes:

Yupo paper, other art papers, alcohol ink, solutions, sealant, brushes, painting tools, mats for framing art.

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

supplies content here


Kat Kirby
9:00 - 4:30
Tue Aug 13

Mixed Media Treasure Box


$ 185  

 

Here are your instructions. Go into a thrift shop. Find a little covered dish, maybe once used to hold a special piece of jewelry or coins. Take that little glass or china dish home.

Now bring it to Art & Soul Retreats in Portland in August.

In this workshop, we will create a cool beaded mixed media treasure box to hold whatever you wish: rings, necklaces, beads, charms, coins, etc. A special box to put things in. I will share with you my special favorite adhesive that will enhance your piece, and it will be ready to hold your treasures once this workshop is finished!
 

Materials Fee $20 paid at beginning of class includes:

special adhesive to add these items to your piece, as well as additional doo dads. I will also have on hand some boxes for purchase.

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

A small glass or china lidded box
Trinkets, beads, charms, jewelry, buttons, found objects, gems, marbles, mirrors, tiles, small things


Christine Karpiak
9:00 - 4:30
Tue Aug 13

Awe & Authenticity


$ 185  

 

Create mixed media pieces on wooden substrates, layered with original papers, encaustic medium, and natural elements, combined with fibres, woven elements and ephemera of your choice. You will create original papers to build collage layers that support natural elements such as twigs, bark, stones, feathers, shells and metal. You will explore how fabric and wool fibres find their place amongst these collaged pieces, while having a go at adding some encaustic medium to some of your works. You will be encouraged to work intuitively throughout this class as you connect with your soul and with Mother Earth. You will be encouraged to approach your work with curiosity, exploration and a sense of awe and wonder. Create at your own level and use your own creativity while being gently guided to truly make these pieces unique and authentically yours.

Materials Fee $ paid at beginning of class includes:

info to come

 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:


Thomas Ashman
9:00 - 4:30
Tue Aug 13

Evidence of Mermaids l - Treasure Box


$ 185  

 

Important Note: Although the three Evidence of Mermaids workshops have been designed to be combined, each project is its own separate class. Students can take any combination of 1, 2, or all 3 workshops!

The myths and images of mermaids have captivated countless artists around the globe and throughout the ages, and I am certainly no exception. In this series of 3 workshops we shall indulge this "fishy" attraction, examine some inspiring mermaid “tales,” and create a beautiful trio of art-ifacts that appear to have been recently rescued from the deep blue depths after being tucked away under the sea by one of these beautiful, awe-inspiring, and ever mysterious creatures.


In this workshop, you’ll explore several fun and unique ways to alter metal with fire and chemical patinas as you transform a simple tin lunchbox into a fantastic mermaid’s treasure chest. We’ll fabricate some fancy legs out of copper tubing, attach a pretty image under glass to the lid, and decorate with rusty chains, wire, hardware, and FO’s fit for a siren. After lining the box with paint, collage, and/or fabric, it’ll be all ready for the Mermaid Glass Journal (Part II) and the Mermaid Bracelet (Part III) or any other sunken treasures of your own.
 

Materials Fee $45 paid at beginning of class includes:

Tin lunchbox
Copper tubing
Nuts, bolts, and washers
Copper & brass wire
Baroque glass
Plumber’s tape
Fabric & paper
Images & ephemera
Patina, clear coat, glue

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Chain-nose pliers
Round-nose pliers
Wire Cutters
Ball peen hammer
Phillip’s head screwdriver
Nutdrivers or socket set
Small Snips/Shears for metal
Dremel tool with grindstone, sanding barrels, and cut-off wheels
Pencil/Ruler/Scissors
Drill with small bit assortment (optional)
Propane torch (optional)
 


Tue Eve Aug 13

Cindy Lohbeck
6:30 - 9:30
Tue Eve Aug 13

Dot! Dot! Dot!


$ 100  

 

Whether your approach is mindful precision or Wabi Sabi, let the dots fall where they may! We are going to kick it up this year by including dimensional dots with a little extra sparkle, and explore the idea of adding a few embellishments! Let's mix our perfect palette of textile paint and find our dotting groove. Mandalas and so much more.

Materials Fee $50 paid at beginning of class includes:

Fabric, textile paint, fixatives, dotting tools and mandala layout stencil packs 

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 


Jody Alexander
6:30 - 9:30
Tue Eve Aug 13

Embroidered Wrist Cuff


$ 100  

 

In this workshop students will learn a number of decorative embroidery stitches and then make their small sampler into a wearable wrist cuff. Embroidery stitches will include the buttonhole stitch/circles, French knots, crossed stitch, lazy daisy and the sheaf stitch. The sampler will be backed and hand-stitched to create the wrist cuff and students will learn how to create a hand-stitched buttonhole. A decorative button completes the project. These are fun to make out of wool for the winter months and linen and/or cotton for the warmer months. In this workshop we will work with a linen/cotton blend. Makes a great gift!

Materials Fee $5 paid at beginning of class includes:

Cotton/Linen blend fabric for the wrist cuff; Pearl Cotton Thread; embroidery thread; other miscellaneous threads

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Scissors
Thread snips
Pins
Sewing needles

Materials:
decorative button

Optional items:
Favorite threads
 
 


Pamela Sue Johnson
6:30 - 9:30
Tue Eve Aug 13

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!


Pamela Sue Johnson
6:30 - 9:30
Tue Eve Aug 13

The Art of Selling Art


$ 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

As a full-time art seller with the iconic Portland Saturday Market as well as other art fairs and also online, I am highly experienced with the considerations an artist needs to embrace when you are ready to sell. I have guided many artists toward finding the ways that are best for them to start selling their art. Just as our art is unique, so is our selling.

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

By the end of this workshop, each participant will have at least one actionable step they can identify. You will leave with a solid idea of at least one Next Step to becoming a consistent art seller.

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

A journal or notebook and favorite pen.
Bring a sample of what it is you would like to sell if you have something you want to show the class
 
 


Tue /Tue Eve Aug 13

Erin Keck
9:00 - 4:30 &.6:30 - 9:30
Tue /Tue Eve Aug 13

Steampunk Journal


$ 275  

 

Are you a fan of Steampunk? Do you want to create a BIG, Beautiful work of art that will also be able to hold all of your creative dreams? Then you do not want to miss this workshop. Choose from a large assortment of supplied Steampunk Motifs to design and create your personalized journal. You will discover techniques to create a worn and aged patina effect on a wooden surface. Deco Art will be supplying everything to achieve our cool old rusty effects. We will also cover layering and building dimension. Leave this class with a finished large 8” X 10” Journal plus a wealth of knowledge to use in your future creations.
As in all of my classes, ALL SUPPLIES ARE PROVIDED.
Just bring an apron because creative fun can be messy!

•Kit fee $35.00 payable to instructor at beginning of class includes

EVERYTHING


 


Wed Aug 14

Jennifer MacLean
9:00 - 4:30
Wed Aug 14

Let’s Sparkle Plenty with Polymer Clay


$ 185  

 

Learn how to combine foil, mica powders, and resin to create dazzling earrings and pendants that you will enjoy wearing for years to come. We will use quick curing UV resin so your pieces will be ready to wear after class.

We will cover the basics of polymer clay, so this class is for all levels of makers. You will leave with several pieces of jewelry to “wear and share”!
 

Materials Fee $30 paid at beginning of class includes:

• Sculpey Polymer Clay
• UV Resin
• Findings for finishing jewelry
• Tools to use in class and take home
• Plastic wrap, deli paper, etc.
• Small cutters & texture mats to use in class
  

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

• Pasta Maker / Polymer Clay Conditioning tool (instructor will have one on hand for group to share if needed)
• Tissue blades for cutting clay.
• Jewelry tools: pliers & snippers

• Small rolling tool. Even a smooth glass or jar can work for this.

Optional items:
• Small clay cutters or texture mats.
• UV light for Resin
Questions: Reach out to Jennifer MacLean at infinitumarts@gmail.com

  


Jen Crossley
9:00 - 4:30
Wed Aug 14

Resin Memory Box


$ 185  

 

Ever wanted to learn the art of Resin molding and metal etching and soldering! This is the class for you. I will teach you how to mold resin, pour resin, then we will learn metal etching and then soldering yes all this. To make your own unique box to hide your treasures in even a book.

Materials Fee $65 paid at beginning of class includes:

• resin
• Plastic containers
• patinia
• closures
• velvet piece
• metal etching solution
• Rubber gloves
• Paper towell

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

•  scissors
• Cordless drill plus 1/16th drill bit Home depot
• Tin snips
• Bench Block
• Small rubber mallet
• Bastard Mill file
• Butane torch plus gas and solder contact teacher for links
• apron
• cutting mat
• scissors
• ruler /pencil
• assorted jewellery straight side pliers
• assorted goodies for inside box
 


Jody Alexander
9:00 - 4:30
Wed Aug 14

Mending as Utility and Embellishment


$ 185  

 

Mending techniques are used to repair and strengthen garments and other textile items. But, when left visible the repairs are also decorative and add texture, line, color, and can be quite charming! The techniques can also be used in paper and textile art pieces. In this workshop students will create a sampler of mending techniques seen in Japanese and French textiles. After learning the techniques we will move on to repairing, or embellishing a garment or other textile item of your choice. Each student will bring an item that needs repair, or embellishing, and will apply one or more of the mending techniques learned in the class.

The instructor will bring items from her collection of mended textiles for inspiration. Students should bring a textile item that has a worn area that needs re-enforcing, a hole or tear that requires repair, a stain that needs covering, or an item that simply could use some stitcherly embellishment. This can be pants, a dress, a shirt or skirt, a table cloth, curtain, or other textile item.

Materials Fee $10 paid at beginning of class includes:

Fabric for the sampler
Fabric scraps for patching
Pearl cotton thread and embroidery thread

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Scissors
Thread snips
needles
Pins
Materials:
A textile item to repair or embellish
Fabric scraps
Thread you may want to use
 


Rochelle Gaukel
9:00 - 4:30
Wed Aug 14

Heart Bezel with Wire Links


$ 185  

 

In this course you will learn the technique of making a metal bezel heart shape. You will be able to design your bezel in the shape of a heart (big or small), having the perfect bezel setting to add the paper of your choice for background, rhinestone, and glass glitter (or no glass glitter if you choose).

After the heart bezel is soldered, you will be designing the inside of the heart and then we will be using resin to seal the artwork and bezel pendant.

We will also be forming the oval wire links and texturing them before we solder the ends closed. All of these get connected by jump rings and the finished heart bezel will be attached in the center.
 

Materials Fee $40 paid at beginning of class includes:

Metal, bezel wire, wire for links, papers, rhinestone, glass glitter, resin, patina. Use of fire bricks.

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Cookie sheet for your solder station
Soldering iron (WELLER 100 WATT/Model W100PG) - https://www.nwartglass.com/product/weller-w100pg-heavy-duty-soldering-iron-with-ct6f7-tip-700-degree-tip-100-watt/
Soldering iron stand - https://www.amazon.com/Studio-Pro-Soldering-Iron-Stand/dp/B004BNBQV4/ref=mp_s_a_1_1_mod_primary_new?crid=2H6V7WE0NFWL8&dib=eyJ2IjoiMSJ9.Wid_3t99MnWMssi5J0Ga34lQZSgBK4qNRMq4VVx8Rlb6qHzLANs0YitZSTDLS9wAVlsKl3ksGz_HGLiOqzlStuxY1aznWoTI4k25im1mW4eHQGx6RpbWZJ8anb3sX2qI5NDjLp0t66-mvBruQlMt1RBWcO8pIE8KI_AdPoFqlEAx832KijwOFIjhA6o4gSG1HattrMB5qTGpqAPAYOQB1A.G_IZ1xtjKVqRb4Fe8BxmV4PjNfkwTZdqFqy1xgX_2Cw&dib_tag=se&keywords=studio+pro+soldering+iron+stand&qid=1707886401&sbo=RZvfv%2F%2FHxDF%2BO5021pAnSA%3D%3D&sprefix=studio+pro+%2Caps%2C186&sr=8-1
Spool of lead-free solder - https://www.nwartglass.com/product/tournaline-solder-lead-free/
Flux - https://www.grainger.com/product/HARRIS-Water-Soluble-Lead-Free-Flux-1UYJ9
Bench Block - https://www.riogrande.com/product/premium-steel-bench-blocks/115315GP/?code=115315
Bench Block Pad - https://www.riogrande.com/product/suede-metalforming-sandbag-10-dia/112040GP/?code=112040
Ball Peen Hammer - https://www.riogrande.com/product/ball-peen-hammer-4-oz/119333GP/?code=119333
Flush Cutters - https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0CQK2TB9R/?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_plhdr=t&aaxitk=0f082ee5a8c675b27361870cd4e39a8f&hsa_cr_id=0&qid=1707886914&sr=1-1-3c6b3b04-89d4-46ee-857c-1e2f0de6a70e&ref_=sbx_be_s_sparkle_scm_asin_0_img&pd_rd_w=JsEAu&content-id=amzn1.sym.4870a952-0dfa-4beb-9d2a-7a52537f019d%3Aamzn1.sym.4870a952-0dfa-4beb-9d2a-7a52537f019d&pf_rd_p=4870a952-0dfa-4beb-9d2a-7a52537f019d&pf_rd_r=MFGZG04ZMGFHMM1QWHWC&pd_rd_wg=eA0BV&pd_rd_r=c527b72f-296f-49ba-9fd8-03e15bd70d74
Sal Ammoniac block - https://www.amazon.com/Large-Sal-Ammoniac-Tinning-Block/dp/B0051KK252/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?crid=T2Z6XI5FA78F&dib=eyJ2IjoiMSJ9.DbEEdY8zAUjdt4WtQQRREtiauUgeDG6geaiPO1JmiUKij_HGXa_p2Kwo0UYDO2CncWacWnFjKR1FcDW0ylQjneL_8FIZ8W7G52DNVhST1gw.n6k2uDqmXSsP7T1Yyk5riKpCZUrZcIsnpYa0Nx7E410&dib_tag=se&keywords=salamoniac+block&qid=1707886476&sprefix=salamoniac%2Caps%2C267&sr=8-1-spons&sp_csd=d2lkZ2V0TmFtZT1zcF9waG9uZV9zZWFyY2hfYXRm&psc=1&smid=AKCXQPPQ1G8EO
Mod Podge Matte
Scissors
Jewelry pliers set
Rag or towel
Apron
 


Helene Knott
9:00 - 4:30
Wed Aug 14

Kawandi/Siddi Style Patchwork


$ 185  

 

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

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

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

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

 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

  •  Sewing pins: you will need lots of sewing pins so bring plenty of them.
  •  A thimble: for hand sewing if you prefer to use one.
  •  Portable light and/or magnifier (optional – for hand sewing only): Good lighting is essential for handwork and the lighting in classroom environments isn’t always up to the task. It can be helpful to have additional, focused lighting in the form of an Ott type lamp or the LED type that hangs around your neck. Some lights come with an attached magnifier lens, this too can be useful.
  • A small travel iron and pad (optional): This is optional but useful as you will be constantly turning raw edges under and having a small pressing station at your side will speed up this process. Do not bring a large iron as too many irons may strain the circuits in the classroom but small travel or mini (Clover) irons would be fine. You can also opt to finger press the edges as is done in India or Africa.
  • Sewing Machine (OPTIONAL -FOR THE MACHINE METHOD ONLY): With a standard piecing foot.  We will have some machines to share.

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


Sandy Moore
9:00 - 4:30
Wed Aug 14

Mixed Media Fabric Collage


$ 185  

 

In this class you will create a personal, one-of-a-kind, fabric collage. I will guide you step by step through the process of fine tuning your composition and selecting your color palette. Next you will select a range of fabrics that express your personal vision. I will offer you as little or as much guidance as you want as you move through this process. Once you have assembled your fabrics you will prepare them for collaging by applying a thin layer of iron on adhesive to the wrong side of the fabric. This readies them for layering using a raw edge applique technique. Now the real fun begins! You get to play with scissors, no running of course! Cutting shapes from your fabric you can be wildly intuitive, for a loose expressionistic effect or you can be precise, relying more heavily on patterned cuts for a more detailed and realistic look. When I first began exploring fabric collage and applique, I had many frustrating experiences cutting fabric with the wrong side of the fabric facing up. I kept cutting the design in reverse. Aargh! Finally, I developed a method of creating my own pattern pieces that virtually eliminates this problem. It is quick, easy, and almost foolproof. Once you learn my system, you’ll never worry about cutting a design in reverse again. As you continue to add layers of fabric you are free to play. You can arrange shapes, rearrange shapes, and move them around again until your inner critic finally goes “Yes! I’ve nailed it”. My goal is for you will leave class with a finished collage. You can leave it as is or add an additional layer of detail and texture with free motion sketch stitching or add additional color with acrylics. Either way, you will have an original work of fabric art that can be mounted to hang on the wall, turned into a pillow, or incorporated into any sewing project.

Materials Fee $25 paid at beginning of class includes:

Sketch Paper
Tracing paper
Pencil & Eraser
Scotch tape
Selection of fabrics
Variety of Acrylic pens and pencils
Steam a Seam 2 Lite – Iron on fabric adhesive
Variety of Acrylic pens and pencils
Cutting mats - to share
Rotary cutters – to share
Irons and ironing boards – to share
Variety of Acrylic pens and pencils
 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Required
Minimum of 6 fat quarters of fabric that would make good flower petal or leaf colors. They can be prints, batiks or solids. There will be an opportunity to exchange pieces of your fabric for fabric from other class participants to extend your fabric choices.
1 fat quarter in a more neutral or contrasting color, something that might work as a background for your collage.
Fabric scissors
Paper Scissors

Optional:
Serger tweezers
Additional fabric
Project design sized to 11x14

 


Susan Bates Bezek
9:00 - 4:30
Wed Aug 14

Autumn Crow


$ 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!

We will have fun building Crow! Each one will be unique because you will sculpt her beak from clay as desired. She has wonderful hands with poseable fingers. I hope you join me for this class!

Materials Fee $20 paid at beginning of class includes:

pattern, unfinished wood base, dowels, all wire, ultra suede for corset belt, fabric for head/hands, pom-poms, chenille stems.

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Fabrics: 1/3 yd-muslin, 1/3 yd-shirt, 1/2 yd- skirt, thread.
poly-fil
fine line marking pen
heavy craft thread/needle
small sharp scissors
pliers/cutter
small pkg polymer clay
two 3/8" eyes
Glue: fast grab tacky, fabric glue
Paints: gesso, clear matte, black, brown
paint brush assortment
Optional: hat, stuffing forks, turning tools, long tweezers, hot glue gun, desired embellishments.

 


Kat Kirby
9:00 - 4:30
Wed Aug 14

Matchbox Shrine


$ 185  

 

Enjoy creating a piece of artwork dedicated to honoring a person, a pet, an archetype, a place, by using a kitchen matchbox, images, words, cardboard and some charms, doo dads, etc. This little shrine will remind you of the important things in life, and might enjoy a space on your altar or bookshelf.
 

Materials Fee $20 paid at beginning of class includes:

Paints & brushes
Collage papers
Glue guns
Ephemera
Some beads and charms
Cardboard

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Kitchen Matchbox
A couple of Paints and brushes
Glue stick
Photos and/or photocopies
Trinkets, beads, buttons, charms
Any items related to your theme, if you have one
Images, pictures, words, phrases
 


Christine Karpiak
9:00 - 4:30
Wed Aug 14

Soulful Expressions


$ 185  

 

Do you want to create freely and uninhibited? Do you want to throw that inner critic away and find joy and play in your art practice? Do you want to feel safe in trying new things you strive to expand your creative works?

This class lets you fully and freely express yourself with your art materials so you may experience pure joy as you become brave and bold in your art work, exploring what is. You will be gently guided and encouraged to try new things, to be brave, to make bold moves, and to feel completely free to authentically create from your soul. You will work both big and small, creating works on paper and in your art journal. You will find new ways to use the materials you already have as you engage in work that will make your creativity and heart flourish. Your works will become mini paintings, expressions and stories of yourself and where you are in your journey. You will not only take home beautiful, soulful works that can be used as inspiration for more, but you will also take away rich experiences that will influence your creativity.

 

Materials Fee $ paid at beginning of class includes:

info to come

 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:


Thomas Ashman
9:00 - 4:30
Wed Aug 14

Evidence of Mermaids ll- Glass Journal


$ 185  

 

Important Note: Although the three Evidence of Mermaids workshops have been designed to be combined, each project is its own separate class. Students can take any combination of 1, 2, or all 3 workshops!

The myths and images of mermaids have captivated countless artists around the globe and throughout the ages, and I am certainly no exception. In this series of 3 workshops we shall indulge this "fishy" attraction, examine some inspiring mermaid “tales,” and create a beautiful trio of art-ifacts that appear to have been recently rescued from the deep blue depths after being tucked away under the sea by one of these beautiful, awe-inspiring, and ever mysterious creatures.


In this workshop, we’ll construct a beautiful mermaid themed version of my original all-metal journal binding with covers of beveled glass and watercolor paper. After we fabricate the glass and metal book completely "from scratch", we’ll cover it with transparent photos, which are included, but students are invited to bring a more personalized image for their covers, if desired. Just print out any 2 photos you like onto transparency sheets at 4.25" sq. Glass in kit is pre-drilled but bring your own Dremel and a 1/8" diamond drill bit if you want to try your hand at drilling glass in class. Technical instruction includes drilling glass, metal fabrication, alteration of metal with torch and patina, basic bookbinding terminology, use of various hand tools, tool safety, and much more! This journal will fit perfectly into the Mermaid Treasure Box (Part I) and looks absolutely delightful adorned with the Mermaid Bracelet (Part III)

Materials Fee $45 paid at beginning of class includes:

Copper Plumber's tape
Machine screws, nuts, and washers
Copper or brass wire
2 photo transparencies
2 pre-drilled beveled glass squares
Chain
Patina
Clear Coat (time permitting)

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

16 sheets of 90# (or heavier) watercolor paper torn to 4" x 7.5 (Feel free to paint, stamp, collage, color, or otherwise decorate with mermaid theme
Tin Snips
Phillips screwdriver
Disposable paint brush
Scissors/ruler/pencil
Chain nose pliers
Round nose pliers
Wire cutters
Propane torch w/small sized fuel canister (optional)
Hammer and bench-block/anvil (optional)

 


Wed AM Aug 14

Erin Keck
9:00 - 1:00
Wed AM Aug 14

Replica Primitive Horn Book


$ 120  

 

WHAT IS A HORN BOOK?
The hornbook originated in Europe during the Middle Ages. They were completely handmade with the text done in calligraphy.
When Gutenberg invented the printing press in 1450 the resulting press printed papers made the hornbook available to many in Europe. Hornbooks were used in Colonial America as well.
The hornbook was used to teach reading to children for well over 300 years. A child was not trusted with an expensive book, but would start out with this primer of a single sheet of press-printed paper usually containing the Lord’s Prayer.
This sheet was pasted on a wooden paddle then covered with a pane of horn that was flattened and thinned to the point of being very translucent. A mica pane was also used instead of horn on some hornbooks. The purpose of the horn covering was to protect the printed text from little hands.
Around 1800, the hornbook fell out of use in favor of the battledore, which was a cheaply printed lesson on thin cardboard.
 

I love finding little tidbits of history that I can share the story and at the same time try to reproduce. The explanation of the Hornbook from the Elizabethan times is so amazing that I just had to create one.
In this class we will make a replica hornbook. Using modern day items we will create a primitive item that was used in the colonial days. Although these hornbooks were created for and used by children years ago to learn, we will be making a primitive focal piece of art that is sure to attract attention
 

Materials Fee $25 paid at beginning of class includes:

all supplies and use of tools provided by teacher.

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Students just need to bring apron and lap


Wed Eve Aug 14

Erin Keck
6:30 - 9:30
Wed Eve Aug 14

Tin Art Zombies


$ 100  

 

This is a spin off class of Tin Art Babies. Students in this workshop will be creating art dolls using vintage tins and vintage “Dolls of the World” heads. Many different found objects are used in finishing the dolls. Pencils, gears, clock hands, nails, beads… you name we use it. Then we will finish off our dolls using several distressing techniques to make them look as spooky as ever. Come join in and get into the Halloween spirit. 

Each student will leave with at least one Zombie……Boo!

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

Everything is provided. All you need is an apron and creativity.


Stephanie Burton
6:30 - 9:30
Wed Eve Aug 14

Whimsy Watercolor Birdie


$ 95  

 

I will start out demonstrating drawing a bird onto the watercolor paper.
You may also trace a bird from my collection of birds I’ll be providing in class.

Once the drawing is complete, the process of painting begins. We will start from light to dark. I will demonstrate the relationship between the darker and lighter values which begin to communicate the form and texture of our bird. The goal is to get lost in the relaxing, fluid nature of watercolor painting…remember, we are painting a WHIMSY BIRD! Once we allow the base colors to dry, with a smaller brush, we will start to paint in the darker details on the wings, legs and eye.

Every student will leave with a finished Whimsy Bird on 140lb Watercolor Paper.

Students of every experience level are welcome!

Materials Fee $25 paid at beginning of class includes:

- 140lb Cold-press Watercolor paper
- Transon 8 pcs Round Watercolor Paint Brush Set
- Tracing paper
- Mechanical Pencil
- Eraser
- Painting Palette
**Shared art supplies including: Detail brushes & paper towels

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

- a couple of water containers, rags & apron.
- Optional: Images of your favorite bird. I will be bringing bird images as well
 


Helene Knott
6:30 - 9:30
Wed Eve Aug 14

Fabric Feathers


$ 100  

 

Feathers, feathers, feathers! These fabric feathers are fun to make and fun to use. They are great for ‘Feathering Your Vest’; or feathering a purse, a mixed media assemblage or simply string them on a cord and wear as a necklace – you could even make a pair to make matching feather earrings. The feathers are a great way to up-cycle old denim jeans but are equally wonderful made from other fabrics – upholstery, canvas, linen… Brocades are particularly intriguing as they look nothing like you would expect from the original fabric. Once you learn the process, you can experiment with a variety of fabrics. Skill Level: Beginner and up

Materials fee $5 paid directly to instructor at beginning of class includes:

fabric, thread, center cording and templates.

Supplies You Need to Bring to Class in addition to materials provided by instructor:
craft scissors and a seam ripper. A stiletto or pair of tweezers can be helpful but not necessary

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

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


Thur Aug 15

Jen Crossley
9:00 - 4:30
Thur Aug 15

Metal Etched Birdhouse


$ 185  

 

Come along and learn the magical qualities of Metal Etch
Jen will guide you through the steps on how to use metal, and tools learn the etching process, and soldering .To make a round and 3d birdhouse and a nest .
 

Materials Fee $65 paid at beginning of class includes:

Brass metal flat and pipe
Wire
Metal etching solution
Patina
Paper towels
Rubber gloves
 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Cutting mat,
Pencil
Ruler
apron
Jewerly pliers straight edges and round nose pliers wire cutters
Tin snips non-serrated (www.amarkintime.com)
Sharpie fine liner
small rubber mallet(www.amarkintime.com)
File non-chequer Home depot
Bench block
Sharpie marker
Beads optional
Hammer
Buntane torch and gas and solder (ask Teacher for links)
Cordless drill small drill bit 1/16th
Assorted Beads to hang off the sides
Baby wipes


Jody Alexander
9:00 - 4:30
Thur Aug 15

Stitched Photo Collage


$ 185  

 

Stitching adds texture, dimension, and a wonderful tactile quality to art pieces. In this workshop students will make a collage using old or new photos, book pages, found papers, fabric, and stitching. Embroidery and mending techniques will be taught and used as both function and embellishment in this workshop. A photo will be the focal point of your collage and it will be combined with paper ephemera, fabric scraps, "found words", mark making, and stitching to create a rich and textured story. The finished product can be a card, a page for an artist's book, or a masterpiece ready for framing!

Materials Fee $10 paid at beginning of class includes:

Muslin for collage substrate; fabric scraps; Pearl Cotton thread; embroidery thread; book pages; paper ephemera; glue stick

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Students will need the following tools: exacto knife, scissors, needles, pins, ruler or straight edge for cutting or tearing papers, and some kind of cutting mat or protection for your work surface.
Students will need the following materials: fabric scraps, photos (old or new, original or print outs), paper ephemera (book pages, sheet music, graph paper, etc.), a variety of threads, mark making materials of your choice (pencils, pens, water colors, etc.)
Using recycled materials, and things you have on hand, is encouraged!
 


Rochelle Gaukel
9:00 - 4:30
Thur Aug 15

Wire Hearts


$ 185  

 

In this class we will be forming with wire a variety of different heart shapes and sizes using different metals. You will leave this class with a handful of pretty necklaces and a bracelet. This is a good technique learning class giving you a peek into the art of metal smithing wire.

Materials Fee $30 paid at beginning of class includes:

Wire (you will be getting German silver wire, brass wire, copper wire) - all in different gauges depending on project), necklace chain, bracelet chain, leather for necklace, fire polished beads, charms, patina. Use of fire bricks..

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Cookie sheet for your solder station
Soldering iron (WELLER 100 WATT/Model W100PG) - https://www.nwartglass.com/product/weller-w100pg-heavy-duty-soldering-iron-with-ct6f7-tip-700-degree-tip-100-watt/
Soldering iron stand - https://www.amazon.com/Studio-Pro-Soldering-Iron-Stand/dp/B004BNBQV4/ref=mp_s_a_1_1_mod_primary_new?crid=2H6V7WE0NFWL8&dib=eyJ2IjoiMSJ9.Wid_3t99MnWMssi5J0Ga34lQZSgBK4qNRMq4VVx8Rlb6qHzLANs0YitZSTDLS9wAVlsKl3ksGz_HGLiOqzlStuxY1aznWoTI4k25im1mW4eHQGx6RpbWZJ8anb3sX2qI5NDjLp0t66-mvBruQlMt1RBWcO8pIE8KI_AdPoFqlEAx832KijwOFIjhA6o4gSG1HattrMB5qTGpqAPAYOQB1A.G_IZ1xtjKVqRb4Fe8BxmV4PjNfkwTZdqFqy1xgX_2Cw&dib_tag=se&keywords=studio+pro+soldering+iron+stand&qid=1707886401&sbo=RZvfv%2F%2FHxDF%2BO5021pAnSA%3D%3D&sprefix=studio+pro+%2Caps%2C186&sr=8-1
Spool of lead-free solder - https://www.nwartglass.com/product/tournaline-solder-lead-free/
Flux - https://www.grainger.com/product/HARRIS-Water-Soluble-Lead-Free-Flux-1UYJ9
Bench Block - https://www.riogrande.com/product/premium-steel-bench-blocks/115315GP/?code=115315
Bench Block Pad - https://www.riogrande.com/product/suede-metalforming-sandbag-10-dia/112040GP/?code=112040
Ball Peen Hammer - https://www.riogrande.com/product/ball-peen-hammer-4-oz/119333GP/?code=119333
Flush Cutters - https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0CQK2TB9R/?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_plhdr=t&aaxitk=0f082ee5a8c675b27361870cd4e39a8f&hsa_cr_id=0&qid=1707886914&sr=1-1-3c6b3b04-89d4-46ee-857c-1e2f0de6a70e&ref_=sbx_be_s_sparkle_scm_asin_0_img&pd_rd_w=JsEAu&content-id=amzn1.sym.4870a952-0dfa-4beb-9d2a-7a52537f019d%3Aamzn1.sym.4870a952-0dfa-4beb-9d2a-7a52537f019d&pf_rd_p=4870a952-0dfa-4beb-9d2a-7a52537f019d&pf_rd_r=MFGZG04ZMGFHMM1QWHWC&pd_rd_wg=eA0BV&pd_rd_r=c527b72f-296f-49ba-9fd8-03e15bd70d74
Sal Ammoniac block - https://www.amazon.com/Large-Sal-Ammoniac-Tinning-Block/dp/B0051KK252/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?crid=T2Z6XI5FA78F&dib=eyJ2IjoiMSJ9.DbEEdY8zAUjdt4WtQQRREtiauUgeDG6geaiPO1JmiUKij_HGXa_p2Kwo0UYDO2CncWacWnFjKR1FcDW0ylQjneL_8FIZ8W7G52DNVhST1gw.n6k2uDqmXSsP7T1Yyk5riKpCZUrZcIsnpYa0Nx7E410&dib_tag=se&keywords=salamoniac+block&qid=1707886476&sprefix=salamoniac%2Caps%2C267&sr=8-1-spons&sp_csd=d2lkZ2V0TmFtZT1zcF9waG9uZV9zZWFyY2hfYXRm&psc=1&smid=AKCXQPPQ1G8EO
Scissors
Jewelry pliers set
Rag or towel
Apron
 


Helene Knott
9:00 - 4:30
Thur Aug 15

Hand Embroidered Folk Art Animals


$ 185  

 

These charming Folk Art Animals inspired by the embroidery of India and Pakistan, are made of felt, hand embroidered with an assortment of simple embroidery stitches, and embellished with beads and sequins. After completion, they may be stuffed. As ornaments or applied to other projects. There will be a variety of designs to choose from. These colorful embellished critters are so perfect for Christmas ornaments you may want to make a whole Menagerie for yourself or to gift to a special recipient.
Please be courteous to others by arriving for class with the correct supplies. Contact me at 503-888-9784 or helene.m.knott@gmail.com if you have any questions

Materials Fee $30 paid at beginning of class includes:

felt, iron-on stabilizer, assorted embroidery threads, a variety of beads and sequins, embroidery and embellishment needles, fiber-fill, and template plastic

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

 Scissors: Craft scissors and embroidery scissors.
 Sharpie® Brand pen
 White quilters’ marking pencil and Frixion® pen
 A few sandwich sized zip-loc bags
 Needle gripper (optional): small rubber disk helpful for pulling needle through dense fabric.
Students can opt to bring their own materials if they wish. Refer to the kit list for what to bring or contact instructor for more information.

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


Ruth Greening
9:00 - 4:30
Thur Aug 15

Beautiful 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.


Sandy Moore
9:00 - 4:30
Thur Aug 15

Sketch Stitching


$ 185  

 

Please note this project needs a sewing machine with a free motion and a zig zag foot, the venue will have a few loaner machines to share. You may bring your own if you live locally.

Let me confess, I do not have a background in quilting. I failed 8th grade home economics because I couldn’t master the straight line. That has not, however, dampened my love of fabric. When I began making fabric collages it was clear I would have to learn free motion stitching. To say I was intimidated is an understatement. Luckily for me, I do not aspire to traditional, precise lines. I want to make lines that are gestural, full of movement and whimsy. I want my lines to add to the story. Once I learned to relax into the process, I discovered that I actually love this part of fabric collage. I discovered there is, almost without exception, no wrong line. My favorite stitched lines have the immediacy and energy of a sketch, which means they are not “perfect.” In this class you will learn how to set up your machine for free motion stitching. You will learn which machine feet and needles to use and I’ll share tricks and techniques to make your free motion stitching more successful and stress-free. Most importantly, you will learn to embrace the unexpected stitch. You will leave class more confident, adventurous, and empowered to adventure into the world of free motion stitching. This is a hands-on class and you will spend much of the day at the machine stitching. You will design and practice simple repeat patterns and you will stitch a detailed project ‘sketch’ that can be finished with acrylic inks or raw edge applique.

Materials Fee $25 paid at beginning of class includes:

Cotton Batting
Cotton Fabric
Sodium Alginate and/or Jacquard No Flow for Prepping Fabric to be Stitched
Sketch Paper
Pencils
Sharpie Pens
Tracing Paper
Heat Erasable Pens
Silicone Mat for Transferring Your Pattern to Fabric
 


Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Fabric scissors
Black Thread
Bobin with Black Thread

Optional:

11x14 Sketch of Your Design
Thread clippers
Serger tweezers


Tammy Gilley
9:00 - 4:30
Thur Aug 15

Wanderlust Journal


$ 185  

 

Whether you’re getting ready to embark on a new journey, have just returned from one and want to chronicle your adventures, or you’re an armchair traveler with many dream destinations, this workshop is for you.

This course was inspired by my return to Paris after nearly 40 years since my first visit as a young woman. I wanted to soak up every little morsel, or capturer chaque moment. In this workshop, we will create a unique journal that will embody what we love about travel, capture moments from a recent trip, or become a beautiful wish list for destinations yet to be visited.

Techniques taught in this workshop:

Bookmaking
Rusting papers, fabrics, pages
Stencil design
Image transfers
Collaging to express your wanderlust
Adding layers with textiles, stitching, mark-making, ephemera, and paper
Observational writing
 

 Materials Fee $25 paid at beginning of class includes:

Vintage papers and ephemera
Mixed media paper, watercolor paper, graph paper
Collage materials
All bookbinding materials, including waxed linen thread, bookbinding tape, awls, needles
Use of India ink, rust liquor, embroidery floss
Fabric scraps, lace and ribbon bits
Printed instructions

 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Vintage book - 4”x6”, 5”x7”, no larger than 7”x9”
Vintage travel ephemera you may have collected and have in your stash - postcards, train tickets, passports, photographs, etc.
Glue stick
Bone folder
Washi tape - 2-3 favorites
Scissors
Pens, markers, pencils of your choice
Small watercolor palette
Water brushes
Paper towels or a small rag


Jesse Reno
9:00 - 4:30
Thur Aug 15

Ancient Faces - Experimental Painting


$ 185  

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

https://youtu.be/3stwcQrO8ts

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

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

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

Supplies Needed to Bring to Classs

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

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


Thomas Ashman
9:00 - 4:30
Thur Aug 15

Evidence of Mermaids lll- Charm Brecelet


$ 185  

 

Important Note: Although the three Evidence of Mermaids workshops have been designed to be combined, each project is its own separate class. Students can take any combination of 1, 2, or all 3 workshops!

The myths and images of mermaids have captivated countless artists around the globe and throughout the ages, and I am certainly no exception. In this series of 3 workshops we shall indulge this "fishy" attraction, examine some inspiring mermaid “tales,” and create a beautiful trio of art-ifacts that appear to have been recently rescued from the deep blue depths after being tucked away under the sea by one of these beautiful, awe-inspiring, and ever mysterious creatures.


In this workshop, we’ll finish out our mermaid exploration by making a charming, jingly-jangly bracelet that is perfect for a mermaid dressing up for a night on the town. Starting with a copper chain and closure, you’ll learn some basics of jewelry design and color composition as you attach various shells, glass beads, freshwater pearls, sea glass chips, semi-precious stones, copper wire, charms, and whatever else you like! Instruction includes how to make fun and unique charms from copper or brass wire, how to drill holes in glass, shells, and other hard materials with a diamond drill, why you should just say “no” to jump-rings, and the best damned bead wrapping technique out there. When you’re not wearing your bracelet, you can use it to decorate your Mermaid Glass Journal (Part II) and keep it all safely tucked away in your Mermaid Treasure Box (Part I)

Materials Fee $45 paid at beginning of class includes:

Copper chain
Bracelet closure
Copper and brass wire
Patina
Bead pins
I won't be able to replicate exactly what is pictured, however, I'll do my best to get the following items (or even better substitutes): jade, freshwater pearls, fishy charms, shells, glass beads, coral, agate, nuggets, wire, and sea glass chips.
 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Chain-nose pliers
Round-nose pliers
Flush wire cutters
Ball peen hammer & Bench-block
Dremel tool or small drill with 1/16” and 3/32” diamond drill bits (if you want to learn to drill stones, glass, shells and such)
 
 


Thur/Thur Eve Aug 15

Erin Keck
9:00 - 4:30 & 6:30 - 9:30
Thur/Thur Eve Aug 15

Rustic Mica Journal With Techniques Class


$ 285  

 

IIn this workshop students will learn about several ways to use the mineral Mica. The techniques of altering this amazing mineral makes it a perfect addition to many crafting projects. During the class students will construct a 5.5” X 6” Journal which they can incorporate pages of their own artwork. Although the finished Journal in itself will be quite a nice piece to have, it will be the knowledge students will acquire in the uses of mica that will be the true addition to their art world.

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

Everything to construct the journal, plus extra Mica pack & Vintage paper packet.
This class is for all skill levels.

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Several (7 - 10) Images measuring no more than 2.5” X 2.5” (these can be old text, photos, ect…) , 1 cover image measuring no more than 2.5”X2.5”.
Apron, Lap Towel
 


Thur Eve Aug 15

Helene Knott
6:30 - 9:30
Thur Eve Aug 15

Mandala - Hand Embroidery


$ 100  

 

The circle is considered a sacred symbol in many cultures. Mandalas are sacred circles, usually comprised of repeating symmetrical designs, often used in the practice of meditation. Tibetan Sand Paintings, Islamic prayer rugs, The famous Rose Window in Notre Dame are all examples of mandalas; even Medieval and Renaissance Masters like Albrecht Durer and Fibonacci, explored these circular designs also referred to as Sacred Geometry. In this class, you will create your own personal Mandala in colors and stitches of your choice. The stitching process is very therapeutic and meditative and the basic stitches fairly simple. Assembled into an ever increasing circle, they form and intricate tapestry of form and texture.

Please be courteous to others by arriving for class with the correct supplies. Contact me at 503-888-9784 or helene.m.knott@gmail.com if you have any questions.
 

Materials Fee $15 paid at beginning of class includes:

an 11” square of fabric, iron-on stabilizer, assorted embroidery threads, an embroidery needle.

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

 Embroidery scissors
 Chalk marking pencil and Frixion® pen
 Small ruler: A 6” ruler would be ideal.
Students can opt to bring their own materials if they wish. Refer to the kit list for what to bring or contact instructor for more information.


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

 


Fri Aug 16

Erin Keck
9:00 - 4:30
Fri Aug 16

From Junk to Steampunk Style Jewelry


$ 185  

 

In this fun and creative Assemblage Art class students will be shown how to take everyday items from a junk drawer and put them to use in creating interesting new pieces of jewelry. Students will be instructed on design and applications. Several different designs will be discussed. Everything will be provided in a custom kit for this class. This class is open to students of all skill levels. Each student will leave with at the least 3 separate items of jewelry

Materials Fee $35 paid at beginning of class includes:

Vintage keys, watch parts, rulers, laundry pins, silverware, plus so much more…
Also provided, all hardware and jewelry findings.

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

small jewelry tool kit consisting of… wire cutters, chain nose pliers, round nose pliers, flat nose pliers.
Teacher will also have tools to share.
 


Jen Crossley
9:00 - 4:30
Fri Aug 16

Captured Hearts


$ 185  

 

You will learn the how to make this unique Hearts project. Adding your own found emphera Hand sewing them fancy stitches and assemblage with Brass pipe. Pouring resin cast.

Materials Fee $65 paid at beginning of class includes:

Brass pipe
Wire
Patina
Paper towels
Rubber gloves
Dome
 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Cutting mat,
Pencil
Ruler
apron
assorted fabrics or lace for your hearts
Matching cotton thread
Dmc threads to match your fabric
Needles
Assorted found objects to add to your hearts
Beads optional
 


Renee Richetts
9:00 - 4:30
Fri Aug 16

The Wiser Daughter & The Wolf


$ 185  

 

“Once Upon a Time…”
Thus, the story begins.
In this workshop. We will first create a hard-cover book from materials provided.
Then we will use art papers, colored pencils and pens, mixed-media embellishments and our imaginations to fill in our story.
 

Materials Fee $25 paid at beginning of class includes:

binding tools {yours to keep), and all materials listed above.

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

scissors, and if you wish, your own images and embellishments.


Carol Spohn
9:00 - 4:30
Fri Aug 16

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.
  


Helene Knott
9:00 - 4:30
Fri Aug 16

Ancient Icons


$ 185  

 

NOTE: Sewing Machine Experience Required

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

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

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

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

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

Supplies You Need to Bring to Class

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


Ruth Greening
9:00 - 4:30
Fri Aug 16

Basic Stone Set with Options


$ 185  

 

The traditional way to set most stones in silversmithing is a bezel setting. This class will give you a great foundation for that classic. But because not all stones play by the ‘rules’ it is a good idea to have options! Bring some standard stones and some not-so-standard stones and let’s work out the great options that will set your work apart.

Materials Fee $45 paid at beginning of class includes:

silver sheet and assorted wire for settings for 2 stones. Use of assorted machinery and consumables to help in the finishing of the piece. Butane for your torch and saw blades.

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

basic jewelry tools, (flat nose and chain nose pliers, flush cutters) jewelers saw frame, butane torch, jewelers’ files with medium and fine cut (please no Harbor Freight specials) preferably not needle files. Stones to set (half inch to 1 ½”).


Sandy Moore
9:00 - 4:30
Fri Aug 16

Fabric Scraps to Treasure


$ 185  

 

If you’re like most of us who love and work with fabric, you have an abundance of scraps; small, random, pieces of fabric too small to do much of anything with but also, too big to throw away. First, I’ll share my system for organizing and storing scraps. Once you have tamed the chaos the fun can begin. It’s time to play with scissors - no running, of course! You will begin by cutting your scraps into random shapes and sizes. Then, you will layer shapes, slightly overlapping each piece as you go, to create a pleasing composition. Your collage can be abstract or might choose to be more representational. The process is wonderfully fun and forgiving as you can arrange and rearrange your scraps until your inner critic quiets and you are pleased with your abstract collage. This collage of scraps is environmentally conscious, because you are repurposing fabric that might otherwise go to waste, and is a celebration of your unique creative vision. Voila! You have created new “whole cloth” fabric from your fabric scraps. Imagine the joy of repurposing neglected fabrics, preserving cherished memories, and creating something truly unique. Witness the magic as colors and patterns harmonize, and memories come to life in a tapestry of personal significance. This class goes beyond fabric art; it can be a journey of rediscovery and appreciation for the stories woven into each scrap. The resulting recycled fabric, now bursting with new possibilities, can be transformed into anything you desire. Whether you envision a heartfelt appliqué or another unique creation, the choice is yours. Don’t miss this opportunity to explore the potential of your scraps and the art of repurposing.

 

Materials Fee $20paid at beginning of class includes:

Zip Lock Bags
Iron on Adhesive
Tracing Paper
Drafting Pencil
11x14 canvas panel
Eraser
Scotch Tape
Sketch Paper
Design Inspirations
 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Your stash of scraps
Good Fabric Scissors

Optional:

Serger tweezers
Iron and Ironing Mat


 


Fri/Sat/Sun Aug 16-18

Orly Avineri
9:00 - 4:30
Fri/Sat/Sun Aug 16-18

Exploration of Black as Primary Color


$ 555  

 

Creating a body of work
A mixed media workshop

In this workshop we’ll take on the fear of using black as a background color, as a starting point, as the star, or as an honorable color among all the others on our palette. In physics and on the light spectrum black is the absence of light, which provides us with a beautiful opportunity to draw the light out with our paints, line makers, and collections of papers. In our lively event we’ll be using small canvases, panels, old vintage book boards, etc. to create a series of magnificent pieces. This mixed media workshop welcomes all curious souls and free spirits who are good and ready to celebrate a less popular color, in fact, one that in art is considered to be the presence of all colors.
 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

10 small surfaces (at least) you can’t wait to work on.
Ideas: Small canvases of your choice, card boards, wood panels, old vintage book boards, etc.

-A sidekick - a used/vintage book with images/photographs/illustrations you love, to be altered. (Book should lay flat when worked on and preferably not glossy)

-Acrylic Paints (a few colors of your choice), a container for water, paper towels or/and rags
-White Gesso
-Black Gesso
-A couple of different size brushes, from very thin to wide and flat
-Scissors
-Matte or Soft Gel (Liquitex, Golden)
-Fine permanent black pens.
-A nice size collection of collage papers, blank mixed media paper sheets, miscellaneous images, original or photocopies, pages from magazines and old book, old journal pages and paintings on paper that you are willing to alter, etc.

 

 


 


Jesse Reno
9:00 - 4:30
Fri/Sat/Sun Aug 16-18

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 $25 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


 


Sat Aug 17

Carol Spohn
9:00 - 4:30
Sat Aug 17

Chickadees


$ 185  

 

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

Materials Fee $25 paid at beginning of class includes:

• Written instructions including line drawing and color photo
• ¼ sheet of Arches 140 lb cold press watercolor paper (11” x 15”) with a traced line drawing on it
• Mijello Mission Gold watercolor paints
• Misc. collage materials including decorative napkins
• YES Paste by Gane Brothers & Lane
• Charcoal powder
• Moo Eraser
 
Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

• Your usual painting supplies which should include at least 2 water containers, paper towels, pop up tissues, a fine mist spray bottle for water.
• Brushes: You may use your regular watercolor brushes. I use Scharff 960 Aqua Flow Super Round, Scharff #310 White Nylon round brushes sizes #8 and #4, and a variety of scrubby brushes (Scharff Moon #222 brushes sizes #2, #4, #6, used for corrections and lifting off paint.) a flat 1” brush to use with paste, a liner brush. I will have Scharff brushes for purchase if you choose.
• Pencil and ruler
• Collage Materials: Several pieces of collage including decorative napkins, old book pages, pallet paper with used acrylic paint on it, rice papers if you have them, I will also have collage materials to share
 


Stephanie Burton
9:00 - 4:30
Sat Aug 17

Improve Your Drawing Skills TODAY


$ 185  

 

1. We will start our day with some Drawing Warm-up Exercises.

2. After our Drawing Warm-Up we will Trace a flower. We will be tracing an image ONLY as a learning tool to improve our freehand drawing.
Why Tracing works: When you are physically tracing a drawing, you’re teaching yourself the same eye and hand coordinator as if your were drawing from life teaching yourself to trace images mentally!
3. After we are finished with our Tracing Exercise, we will move on to a
Five Minute Sketch (Gestural Drawing). 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 quick gestural drawings! You will be surprised how this will improve your drawings skills…practice, practice, practice!

4. Longer Drawing Exercise

5. Next, we are going switch gears and create our background for our drawings!
I will walk you through creating a beautiful acrylic background and demonstrate using stamps for a nice, layered look. Once we are finished with our background, we will bring in our focal point. Choose one of your images (flower, bird or a face.) We will place our image over carbon paper and trace our image onto our background. Or, if you are comfortable drawing freehand, please do! After you trace your image, you can alter it with additional drawing and painting.

Summary
SUBJECTS: (Flower, Bird & a Face)
1. Drawing Warm-up Exercise
2. Trace our image
3. Five-minute sketch (gestural drawing)
4. Longer Sketch
5. Transfer Sketch to Mixed Media background

By the end of class you will see a DIFFERENCE in your drawing practice!

Every student will leave with a finished painting on a
Birch Board Canvas ready for hanging.

Students of every experience level are welcome!

 Materials Fee $25 paid at beginning of class includes:

- MDF Panel
- Gel Medium
- Gesso
- Blending Stump for shading
- Paper (Tracing & Regular) for drawing exercises
- Palette knife
**Shared art supplies including:
Acrylic Paint, stencils, rubber stamps & blending tools
 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

- Scissors, small water container, rags & apron.
- Small package of wipes.
- Optional: Image from a magazine (person, flower, animal etc.)
I will have images to choose from!!
- Palette paper or paper plate for acrylic Paint
 


Ruth Greening
9:00 - 4:30
Sat Aug 17

Basic Metal Forming


$ 185  

 

There is something very satisfying in hammering and moving metal! Taking a flat sheet of metal and transforming it into a beautiful art form.
 With just a few basic tools you can get started on this wonderful journey in this class you will be introduced to different styles of hammers, stakes and blocks seeing how their shape influences the movement of the metal.
You will make a basic forming block and work with copper to see how you can make them work together to create different forms.
 

Materials Fee $35 paid at beginning of class includes:

includes copper sheet, forming block, use of tools and consumables to complete project.

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Basic jewelers’ tools like as flat nose, chain nose, round nose pliers, flush cutters, chasing hammer, jewelers saw frame, clamp on medium size vise, butane torch, ear protection. Jewelers’ files medium and fine cut, please no Harbor Freight specials. Steel bench block. Old butter knife (not sharp)


Sat AM Aug 17

Erin Keck
9:00 - 1:00
Sat AM Aug 17

Steampunk Tree Topper Plus Ornaments


$ 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


Sat Eve Aug 17

Erin Keck
6:30 - 9:30
Sat Eve Aug 17

Robot Art Babies


$ 100  

 

Robots are such cool creatures. The mechanical characteristics of a human physique to give them personalities to which we can relate.
In this class we will be creating our own small robot sculptures using everyday nuts & bolts, plus castaways from the garage of yesteryear.
Everything will be provided in this class along with instruction for assemblage. Each student will leave with two Robot assemblage Art Dolls
Come and enjoy this easy fun and relaxing class. No previous knowledge of assemblage is required, only a little ingenuity.
 

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

Everything will be provided in this class along with instruction for assemblage. Each student will leave with two Robot assemblage Art Dolls

 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

apron


Stephanie Burton
6:30 - 9:30
Sat Eve Aug 17

Transform Your 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).

 

 


 


Sat/Sun Aug 17-18

Jen Crossley
9:00 - 4:30
Sat/Sun Aug 17-18

Memory Fabric Book


$ 350  

 

Ever wanted to learn how to make your own fabric journal and future heirloom !
Come and join me as we will learn how to sew this book with different hand sewing fancy stitches for decorative and connection of found objects to your book
During the class you will construction this book from scratch adding your own personal items to you book.

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

Kit: Patinas
Resin,
Gold powder,brush
Use of molds
Metal ties
Assorted pieces
 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Cutting mat
Scissors /craft scapel
Ruler
Pencil
Cardboard Not thin
Double sided tape
Needles
Awl
Material for book cover 1 mtre /1yard (is more than enough for the book)Cream in colour please
 Calico, Old table cloth or old napkin
Embroidery thread
Laces assorted or cloth serviettes/napkins
Ribbons
Charms
Found objects of your choosing
Family photos
Cordless drill
Scrap of wood to drill into
Buckle for your book tie optional
Small paint brush
 


Sun Aug 18

Erin Keck
9:00 - 4:30
Sun Aug 18

Words From the Heart


$ 185  

 

In this informative metal techniques class students will be learning several informative metal working techniques along with cold connections. Each student will be creating their choice of a heart shaped brooch or pendant. Techniques covered will be, metal etching, texturizing, embossing, stamping, along with rivet setting and eyelet setting. We will also slightly cover easy metal patinas. This class is for all skill levels. Each student will leave with a finished pendant or brooch plus a wealth of metal working knowledge to use in their future projects.

 

Materials Fee $25 paid at beginning of class includes:

everything including all materials, embellishments, hardware and use of classroom tools

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

apron, lap towel, protective eye wear, small jewelry tool kit if they have one. (teacher will have extras to share)


Carol Spohn
9:00 - 4:30
Sun Aug 18

Poppies & Ditch Flowers


$ 185  

 

There is nothing wrong with painting inside the lines. This painting is painted in a traditional watercolor manner including the use of masking fluid to protect the flowers when painting a loose, transparent background. The breakout of rectangles adds an additional design element. No previous watercolor experience is necessary. All levels of painters will complete a successful painting using the step by step directions. A line drawing is used so no drawing is required. The finished size is about 10” x 22”.

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

• Written instructions, line drawing and color photo
• Arches 300 lb. Cold Press paper with designed traced on it
• Mijello Mission Gold paints used in this painting
• Foam plate/pallet for watercolor paint
• Tape, masking fluid and other misc. supplies.
 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

• Your usual painting supplies which should include at least 2 water containers, paper towels (or old towel), a fine mist spray bottle for water.
• Brushes: You may use your regular watercolor brushes. I use Scharff 960 Aqua Flow Super Round, Scharff #310 White Nylon round brushes sizes #8 and #4 and a #6 script liner. (I will have Scharff brushes for purchase if you choose.
• A box of pop-up tissues is necessary (like an inexpensive brand of Kleenex from the hotel room)
• Scissors, ruler, pencil
• Kneaded eraser
 


Helene Knott
9:00 - 4:30
Sun Aug 18

Trapunto Quilting


$ 185  

 

Materials Fee $50 paid at beginning of class includes:

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Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

supplies content here


Ruth Greening
9:00 - 4:30
Sun Aug 18

Reticulated Silver Pendant


$ 185  

 

Learn the mystery of ‘wrinkled’ silver and how to work with Argentium silver. The result will be a beautiful one of a kind pendant!

Materials Fee $45 paid at beginning of class includes:

2 x 2” Reticulate silver, 6” Argentium silver wire, butane fuel and accessories for cleaning and polishing piece. t

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

basic jewelry tools such as flat nose and chain nose pliers, jewelry saw frame (blades are included in kit). Jewelers files medium and fine cut (not Harbor Freight specials or needle files please). Butane torch that is capable of getting a fine hot flame. Flush cutters.
Chain or cord to hang finished piece