Portland, OR 2020 Art and Soul Workshops

Workshop Details

Monday Aug 17

Helen Shafer Garcia
9:00 - 4:30
Monday Aug 17

Watercolor Floribunda


$ 170  

 

Flowers and succulents are some of my favorite subjects to paint. Close ups of flora are the easiest way of learning this approach to applying paint to the paper surface. Letting the water do the work for you is the answer. We have a tendency to want to control the paint with our brushes. We’ll work with a method called dropped in color to provide harmonious glowing puddles and pools of luscious color on paper. Incredible fusions of color will appear with hardly any effort at all. Learn how to see lights and darks to create 3D affects. I will have flora shapes to trace onto your paper or you can draw out your own. I’ll bring plenty of images to use as reference. We’ll also play with opacity to create some interesting layers and textures. 

$15 kit fee paid to instuctor at beginning of classincludes
watercolor paper, Holbien paint samples, drafting tape, transfer paper, images to use while we work

Supply list to bring to class:
 2 or more round watercolor brushes: #12, #10, or #14
 Watercolors: Work with professional grade paints whenever possible. You won’t get the same effects with cheap sets. Avoid the round, chalky, opaque sets. Use either a pan set or a personal palette of colors.
Pan sets: Winsor Newton, Da Vinci, Pelikan
 Personal palette of selected colors. 
I work with Daniel Smith and Holbien tube paints set in a palette. Winsor Newton, Maimeri Blue, American Journey (Cheap Joes art materials) are also good brands. These are some of my favorite colors and are just suggestions. I’ve set the basics in bold if you are on a limited budget. 
Azo Yellow or Cadmium Yellow light , Quinacridone Red, Quinacridone Rose, Quinacridone Gold, Quinacridone Burnt Sienna, Sap Green, Leaf Green, Compose Green #1, Phthalo Green, Ultramarine Blue or French Ultramarine, Cobalt Blue, Phthalo Blue, Cobalt Turquoise Light, Horizon Blue, Carbazole Violet, Indigo
 Water container
#2b pencil and white soft eraser


Susan Lenart-Kazmer
9:00 - 4:30
Monday Aug 17

Earrings Format - Building Small Boxes + Fringe           


$ 170  

 

Throughout history, Talismans and prayer boxes have been worn purposely and used to enhance and bring the qualities, prayers or specific intentions imbedded into these boxes into fruition. These boxes and containers are constructed into beautiful, purposeful and wearable adornment to be carried for protection, power and love. The repetition of wearing a prayer box embeds the intentions deeply and profoundly into the wearers life. 

Learn techniques of my most recent personal signature work in earring form. Learn the very practical skills of of building 3 dimensional unique sterling silver small box forms in multiple. Soldering and constructing as well as keeping intention and embedding your personal and powerful Talismans. Be prepared to open up creatively and allow yourself to create the extraordinary. 

echniques to be covered include soldering with hard, medium and EZ solder, sweat soldering, building a hollow form, piercing with jewelers saw, clean up and finish work. Explore the use symbolism using wire, thread,objects and shredded ribbon and formula for industrial patina.

Materials fee $45 paid directly to instructor at beginning of class includes:

sterling silver 24 gauge sheet, bezel wire, 16 gauge sterling silver wire, threads. All solder and expendables.

Supplies You Need to Bring to Class:

chain and round nose pliers, wire snips, small flat file 01 or similar, jewelers saw, 03 blade (or close), bench pin, awl,

optional
magnifiers, small non asbestos soldering pad, locking pliers


Trish McKinney
9:00 - 4:30
Monday Aug 17

Nature’s Palette


$ 170  

 

Discover the wonder and beauty of Nature’s Palette through playful experimentation with paint, texture, and patterns. My Nature’s Palette paintings have evolved over the years, as most series should. Students will benefit from this evolution and learn some of my newest techniques on how I create texture and pattern in my backgrounds as well as how I choose my colors. They will experience the beauty of Nature’s Palette by implementing nature into pours of acrylic ink-like paint, playing with mixed media techniques to simulate natural texture, and organic stencils to simulate patterns. Imagine - leaves, grass, twigs, plants, all creatively combined with stencils, mark-making, and stamping to design a painting - with no drawing! Now how much fun does that sound?! Bring your imagination, your sense of adventure and leave your inhibitions at the door for we are going to shake things up!

Supplies to bring to class:
1 - 2 sheets Arches 140lb. Hot Press Watercolor Paper (22”x30”)
optional materials to bring: favorite brushes, mark-making tools, palette knife, & stencils (only, if you have them) 

- Materials Fee: $15 paid at beginning of class includes:
- 12x12 Ampersand Aquabord panel, Leaves to print, Handouts
- Trish will provide Students with all materials to finish their paintings - i.e., Golden Acrylic Paint, Gesso, Brushes, StencilGirl Stencils, Stamps & Funky Textural Elements
 

Based upon the artist’s Nature’s Palette Collection: www.trishmckinney.com/naturespalette

 


LeBrie Rich
9:00 - 4:30
Monday Aug 17

Felted Slippers


$ 160  

 

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

Materials Fee  $25 & List of what is supplied:

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

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


Anni Schwabe
9:00 - 4:30
Monday Aug 17

Mindful Offerings


$ 165  

 

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

We will learn to make 3-D items out of plaster wrap. In my samples, a moon, a leaf, a boat, a platter, a medallion, a door that opens and other elements are all 3-D items we will make in this class.

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

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

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

email: www.handgathered@hotmail.com
blog: www.handgathered.blogspot.com
other: www.picturetrail.com/handgathered

 


Libby Williamson
9:00 - 4:30
Monday Aug 17

Wonky Sisters


$ 170  

 

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

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


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

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

Student Supplies: Sewing scissors and a smile.
 


Monday Eve Aug 17

Helene Knott
6:30 - 9:30
Monday Eve Aug 17

Hand Dyed Embroidery Threads


$ 95  

 

In this era of renewed interest in hand stitching there are a number of options for purchasing hand dyed embroidery threads. It is very easy to dye your own variegated thread however, giving you the choice and control of color combinations and the degree of variegation plus it is downright fun to do. If you enjoy doing hand stitching (or know someone else who does) you owe it to yourself to try this.

Materials fee $25 paid directly to instructor at beginning of class includes:
5 skeins of Pearl Cotton and 6-strand embroidery floss, a plastic bin with snap on lid, a foam sponge liner, and use of the instructor’s dyes and chemicals.

Supplies You Need to Bring to Class in addition to materials provided by instructor:
• Additional Threads: The kit includes 5 skeins of threads but you can bring additional skeins of white/cream colored thread in your choice of weights (3, 5, 8 0r 12) if you wish. The folded an coiled ‘skeins’ are easier to work with as the looser surface area takes the dye better but you can also buy ‘balls’ of thread and wind off your own batches. Though white or cream thread will take the dye colors more faithfully, it can be a lot of fun to ‘over-dye’ commercially dyed threads; just be sure to stick with light colors as the darker ones will not show the added dye colors. Other types of cotton thread – 6-strand floss, Sashiko thread and crochet or tatting thread can also be used but the skeins of pearl cotton are easier to deal with. NOTE: if you bring additional thread you should also bring along some twist ties as they make the skeins easier to manage. Make sure the extra thread is cotton or Rayon, protein fibers such as wool or silk require different chemicals and Procion dyes won’t work on synthetics. For the best results, you don’t want to crowd the bin so limit the number of extra thread you bring to no more than about 10 regular skeins.
• Protective Gear: Gloves (latex or nitrile) - choose well fitting gloves as it’s hard to work in gloves that are too big and have fingers that stick out well past your own; AND a particle mask rated at N95. The process we will play with is Ice dying and you will be working with fiber reactive dye powders and the mask is very important as this dye powder is toxic if inhaled so buy the type with the metal nose piece that can be squeezed to fit your face snugly. You won’t be exposed to the dye powders for long but in using any chemical product – SAFETY FIRST!
• Old clothes and shoes: Wear old shoes and clothing, something you don’t mind turning into a piece of modern art should you get dye on it. I will have drop cloths to protect the work surfaces and floor but that won’t protect your clothing.

 

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.


Jennifer MacLean
6:30 - 9:30
Monday Eve Aug 17

Juicy Affirmation Cards for the Soul


$ 95  

 

This class is about having fun, playing with color, and exploring many different mediums. You will leave with 8-10 affirmation cards that can be used to share, or create miniature journal cards. We will be using 300 lb. watercolor paper, if you haven’t had the true joy of this paper, you are in for a pleasant surprise! All supplies will be provided, grab your favorite beverage and adventurous spirit and let’s have some fun. This class is fast moving and gratifying!

You will learn:

• Learn to create aged surfaces.
• Practice the most effective way to use stencils in your artwork.
• Learn how to layer colors while keeping colors crisp.
• Learn how to build surfaces, create history and depth in your artwork.
• Explore the power of using words in your art.

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

300 lb. watercolor paper
Inks, paints, crackle, inclusions, sealer and ephemera

Supplies Needed to bring for Class:

Bring your favorite affirmations to add to your cards

Optional items:
Feel free to bring photos, papers, or anything that has meaning to add to your affirmation cards.

 

 


 

 


 


Trish McKinney
6:30 - 9:30
Monday Eve Aug 17

You Should be Gellin'


$ 95  

 

Learn the exciting world of monoprinting by using Gel-Press gelatin plates with unusual textural elements on non-traditional surfaces to create layers of FUN! Students will be encouraged to experiment and pull many prints on a variety of unusual surfaces. Choosing their favorite prints, students will then will create a 16-page journal and a some inspirational cards. This is a class that always makes the time fly by – it’s just pure fun!

 Supplies to bring to class: 

a Brayer, Bone Folder, Scissors, Self-healing Cutting Mat (and an Awl
(Trish will bring a few for the class to borrow) – Wear an apron or your favorite “studio shirt” as things will get messy (messy always indicates a good time! ;)
 

Kit fee $15 paid to instructor at beginning of class includes:
- Various Paper to Gel Print on, Paper, String, Beads, & Inspirational Collage Ephemera to create Gellin’ Journal, & Handouts
- Trish will provide Students with all materials to create Gel Prints - 8x10 Gel Press Printing Plate, Golden Paint, Matte Medium, & Gesso, Brushes, StencilGirl Stencils, Stamps & Funky Textural Elements
 

 Optional Materials To Bring: favorite mark making tools, unusual papers for printing, textural stamps, & stencils (only, if you have them)
For The Gellin’ Journal: bring inspirational ephemra - ie, a bit of lace from a baptismal dress, favorite words, quotes, or poems printed out, photos printed out for collaging, a photo copy of grandmother’s journal, pressed flowers, etc… - whatever inspires you! Have fun with this! Trish will have plenty of ephemra to share as well.
 


 


Tuesday, Aug 18

Helene Knott
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday, Aug 18

Ancient Icons


$ 165  

 

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!

These are little ‘tablets’ of fabric, stamped or stenciled, embroidered and encrusted with beads or ephemera. You can start with commercially printed fabric motifs to embellish or use plain fabrics and paint/stamp your own symbols or icons on them. After completing the individual tiles, you will join them together into an assemblage with beaded spacers to make a small piece of wall art. The project is mainly embellishment by hand but some machine stitching is required. Skill Level – Confident Beginner and up

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

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

novelty fabric, felt for the back, stabilizer, thread, embroidery floss, assorted beads and embellishments, hand sewing needles and use of the instructors paints, brushes and stamps/stencils.

Supplies You Need to Bring to Class in addition to materials provided by instructor:
craft scissors and may bring addition charms/beads
seam ripper and rotary cutter,
6” cutting ruler and a small/medium cutting mat
and anything special you want to include.

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.


Susan Lenart-Kazmer
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday, Aug 18

Rings, Caging Objects - Industrial Jewelry


$ 170  

 

In this workshop focus on building an uncommon and unexpected ring band in a cage-like personal style of mine allowing use of negative and positive space to match the overall build of the piece. 

Start by building a unique cage bezel form. The cage form is a strong element in my finished work to produce a strong industrial vibe to showcase a dimensional object with forged and soldered wire to show all sides. Use a stone provided in the kit, an object or enamel piece built in the previous class as a container and hollow form Talisman. The construction is perfect to add in multiples because of its use of positive and negative space.

Learn to forge 16 gauge sterling silver and create a nail head. Twist and solder wire to create a bezel form. Learn techniques to Solder using hard, medium and EZ to complete your piece.

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

16 gauge sterling wire, all soldering material. expendables such as solder ,pickle, flux, sandpaper, paintbrush, liver of sulfur and other soldering supplies. Stick or stone

Supplies You Need to Bring to Class:

round and chain nose, Wire snips, tin snips. File 01
(or similar) I will have one provided but if you have an object or stone that you love then bring it in.
extended supply- Optional tools-annealing pan, locking tweezers,
Magnifiers, small non asbestos soldering block, tweezers, awl,
 


Trish McKinney
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday, Aug 18

Creative Awakenings


$ 170  

 

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

Materials Fee $15 paid at beginning of class includes:

info to come

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Various Personal Inspirational Ephemera - ie, scraps of fun papers, words to collage, old photo-copied letters & photos, old sheets of music, poetry and favorite verses to collage – have fun searching for creative inspiration!
- wax paper, spray water bottle, your favorite mark-making tools, & scissors
 


Jesse Reno
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday, Aug 18

Abstract Landscapes


$ 170  

 

This class will offer you simple exploratory techniques in terms of application as well as new ways of looking at your artistic process.

Thru guided prompts students will create directed imagery, symbolism, and text that will give them insight to there inner animal powers some they never knew they had. Reminding us of our strengths. while learning expressive inspiring techniques that will engage us in our artmaking and process. students will be given a set of elements to explore, learning to let paintings unfold rather then forcing them into a context. the prompts are simple and fast paced to keep students from overthinking or worrying about perfection. Expression is fluid not refined. It is layering of ideas and expressed marks that we refine a feeling rather than a defined outcome. while working in new ways. at the end of the exercise students will be asked to reflect on there choices
so they will gain self understanding and inject this into there work. Using symbols texts and animal forms to understand and tell a story that is personal and empowered with wishes and choice.

This class will be a heavy imersion into doing rather than over thinking.. you will be given all the techniques and images in direct prompts in quick easy directives with examples, the reflection on what has been accomplished should come later. seperate from the moment of doing. making each moment pure for its own experience. by seperating making and understanding into there own moments you can ponder clearly
what has been said rather then what you intended to do. from this direction you are encouraged to share your truest feelings.

How this world will develop:

Using hands as a base for inspired drawing start building stones, mountains, faces, to create the landscape - create the ground shape the mountains devide the faces - place the symbols to mark your land in four corners- create doors windows ladders bridges strings hot air baloons - allow the stick figures to roam climb sleep find - become the
animal you were meant to be - blured to the landscape overtaking it or dwelling within it - cave drawings - fossils - a map written to find a treasure you must become lost to find.

Techniques:

Students will create there own reference sheets of markings, and techniques for future reference of all the processes used to create the lessons.. the individual techniques are simple and inspired it is the combination and connection that creates the complexity..

We will only use black and white by removing color we remove its competition and confusion, seeing our marks and individual interactions more clearly for what they are. we will also be able to see the importance of contrast. it is in contrast that images brew waiting to be found.

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

3 sheets of 19x24 bristol paper
black pencil
white pastel
black paint
white paint
1 fan brush

students wont need ot bring anything


Anni Schwabe
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday, Aug 18

Flora & Fauna


$ 165  

 

Using wire as our substrate, we will create an ethereal study of Earth’s living elements, plant and animal, to create a wall hanging. I have lately been experimenting with transparency and translucency in my work. The juxtaposition of hard wire and soft papers creates an interesting way to let the light in.

We will be exploring the many ways to use various papers that lend themselves perfectly to this art: tea bags, rice paper, tissue and more. We will be embedding natural elements like cicada wings and pressed flowers between two papers. We will also be forming leaves, pods and critters with soft wire, some of which dangle and swing freely within the frames, utilizing positive and negative space.

Materials Fee $ 20.00 paid to instructor at beginning of class includes:
All the wire and wire elements, papers, beads, embossing powder, paper punches, crackle medium, paint, board, nail polish, needle and thread and extra of everything

Supplies Needed to bring for Class:
Gel medium, tacky glue, ruler, soft paint brushes, craft knife, scissors, jewelry grade pliers: needle nose, flat nose, round nose, wire cutter, a hammer and small metal anvil block (available at most craft stores in the jewelry dept.). Any flat natural elements like insect wings, dried and pressed flowers and leaves. Silhouette images of animals (wolf, hawk, bear, fish, etc.) no bigger than 3 x 3 inches, spray bottle, paper towels
Optional: Apron, paper punches of natural elements


Marilyn Stablein
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday, Aug 18

Book Shrines


$ 160  

 

Celebrate the artistry and history of the book as art by creating your own personal book shrine. In this workshop we’ll prepare the covers as backgrounds for artistic expressions.Then we’ll make two book shrines with two pre-used hardback books provided by instructor. Use a variety of art techniques to distress the cover first then sand, paint, embellish, decorate, re-envision and re-create the book as a special object. Paint, collage, jewelry bits, buttons, coins, lace, and special tokens will both decorate the book and be featured inside the special window boxes.

 One book shrine will become a closed sculptural object with a window cut-out on the cover to view intriguing objects inside. The other book opens to a cut out window inside. The windows will be covered with glass or acrylic. The books are interactive since the objects inside can move around, adding charm and intrigue to create a special “viewing” experience.
 Bring personal tokens to mount inside the windows or choose from the instructor’s stash of charms, beads, buttons, game pieces, etc. to display in the windows.
 

$15 kit fee payable to instructor at beginning of class includes:
two hard-back books, glass or acrylic to cover the windows, sandpaper, paint, brushes, decorative, sparkly and collage papers include marbled and lokta. Embellishments include beads, jewelry pieces, gold trim and sequins. Some markers and calligraphy pens will be available to share.

Supplies You Need to Bring to Class:
Elmer’s glue or PVA adhesive, brush, scissors, craft or X-acto knife and cutting mat. Think about any favorite poetry quotes, photos of loved ones, special tokens, small shells, stones, memorabilia and personal keepsakes to insert into a window. Any painted papers, artwork, special quotes or proverbs are always nice to add. 


Tuesday & Tuesday Eve Aug 18

Helen Shafer Garcia
9:00 - 4:30 & 6:30 - 9:30
Tuesday & Tuesday Eve Aug 18

Magical Beasties Tour


$ 265  

 

These beasties are quite absurd and profound in many ways. Delight yourself by spending a day and evening creating these creatures bound on their magical tour. We’ll start with sculpting the beasties with paper clay techniques that will include stamp designs, molds, and textures. The boat and oars will be painted with milk paint techniques that will give a wonderful patina to the wood surfaces. Soft wax will give the boat a sealant for the paints. The beasties will be painted with patina color stains and layers of fluid acrylics, topped off with a bit of bling using iridescent hues. Of course the best part will be designing your story about these delightful creatures. Design, construct, paint, and partake on this enchanted journey!

$20.00 kit fee includes: patina fluid acrylic paints, iridescent fluid acrylic paints, milk paints, wooden boat with oars, 4 wheels and axle parts, nails, soft wax, sandpaper, sponges,
I will provide ceramic tools, metal cutters, clay molds, stamps, extra paint, hammers, and other tools to use while we work.

Supply list to bring to class:
1 -16 oz. bag Creative Paper Clay (black bag)
1 - ½” flat acrylic brush
1 -¼” flat acrylic brush
1 - small round detail brush
about 15 wax papers (deli wrap)
6 or more fluid acrylic colors. I recommend Golden fluid acrylics 1 oz or 4 oz bottles – 3 warm and 3 cool colors plus 1 -bottle white fluid acrylic
small bottle of Weldbond glue- Michaels, Ace Hardware
Water container
Pencil
1 roll paper towels
Heat gun or hair dryer if possible
 


Tuesday Eve Aug 18

Helene Knott
6:30 - 9:30
Tuesday Eve Aug 18

Fabric Feathers


$ 95  

 

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.


LeBrie Rich
6:30 - 9:30
Tuesday Eve Aug 18

Craft for A Cause


$ 10  

 

Art & Soul teams up with artist LeBrie Rich for a sewing event. We're making sturdy tote bags for Rose Haven, a community center in Northwest Portland serving women and children facing loss of home, abuse and other disruptive life experiences.
Sign up for a sewing shift and learn how to make simple and functional tote bags that help women in our community tremendously! Sewers of all levels welcome—if you have experience, that’s great. If you are a beginning sewer, that’s fine too. We will donate all the bags to Rose Haven at the end of the event.
This event is an opportunity to de-stash! Bring any heavyweight fabric, nylon strapping, or trims that would be useful for big sturdy totes. We will have some of the fabric pre-cut, and will also welcome more!

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Susan Schenk
6:30 - 9:30
Tuesday Eve Aug 18

Stencils, Maps and Collage: Downsized


$ 95  

 

Make your own stencils to create delightful 8 x 10 collages. Surprise yourself with how easily you can make sophisticated art with recycled paper as if it is paint. Bunnies, flowers, feathers, butterflies…there’s no limit to what you can do. No drawing skill needed. Create the small scale stencil then make collages from maps and other papers. Produce one or two frame-ready unique and intriguing works of art.

Supplies Needed for Class:
Papers that will be cut up, especially old maps, scrapbook sheets, music, etc.
Your favorite scissors, a cutting mat and Exacto knife if you have one

Everything will be provided including bird and flower reference photos
 


Tuesday & Wednesday Aug 18/19

Robyn Smith
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday & Wednesday Aug 18/19

Mechanical Seahorse Collage/Assemblage


$ 330  

 

In this class we’ll let the sea set us free as we put together this enticing collage with Stamperia’s Mechanical Seaworld paper, clay sculptures, vintage music paper, and other ocean elements on our 9x12 wood panel.

Materials Fee $25 paid at beginning of class includes:

• 9x12 Wood Panel Surface
• Stamperia 12x12 Mechanical Seaworld Paper Pack (double faced)
• Molded clay sculptures; 1-seahorse, 1-fish, 1-starfish
• Use of instructor supplies: matte gel medium, texture paste, paints, adhesives, painters tape, rice paper, vintage sheet music, raffia, sea shells, cheesecloth, ink, and scissors.

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

• water cup, apron, and hair dryer
• brushes (½ inch flat, ¾ or 1 inch flat, and a set of miniature brushes for detail work). Bring an additional ¾ inch brush to use for mediums only as they’re hard on bristles and it’ll keep your good brushes nice!
• Optional: I will have small sea shells, but if you have something special from a trip to the beach that you feel will fit your piece – by all means, bring it!


Wednesday Aug 19

Susan Lenart-Kazmer
9:00 - 4:30
Wednesday Aug 19

Liquid Enamels - Expressions in Glass


$ 170  

 

Loosen up and sit back while you experience hands on learning and education of liquid enamels and their full potential in a relaxed environment. I will focus on two very unusual and detailed techniques using liquid enamel to attain layers of color and torch firing. 
Start the day by forging and dapping to create unusual, dimensional pieces as a platform and base and learn how to apply enamels to these challenging surfaces. 
First study is sgraffito, a form of decoration made by scratching through a surface to reveal a contrasting color below, followed by a technique of wet packing of 80 grit enamel to add vibrant color into the recesses.
In the afternoon, learn a liquid enamel painting technique using glass paint and graphite to create symbolism, images, text and color.
Also included, learn matte surfaces, firing transparent colors to create vibrant patinas and crackle techniques in enamel. 
All enamels are finished and set by Torch firing and use multiple firing with a torch and tripod.   

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

Instructor will bring to share:
Vice, rubber mallet, fordom drill, leather gloves, trivets, tripod, torch, steel wire, soldering picks, stone for sanding off excess 

Supplies You Need to Bring to Class:

wire snips, needle nose and flat nose pliers, jewelers saw-03 blades and/or tin snips, bench block, forging hammer, small file, (pliers for firing)

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Susan Schenk
9:00 - 4:30
Wednesday Aug 19

Collage Your Pet:


$ 165  

 

Immortalize your pet in art. Use torn and cut maps and magazine pages to create striking, realistic portraits of your favorite pet. Discover how to use recycled paper as if it is paint to create a unique work of art and capture the spirit of your pet. You will be guided through the technical challenge of making realistic renderings from recycled materials, and produce one or two frame- ready works of art. No drawing skill necessary. All materials provided but bring pictures of your pet. Dogs, cats, horses, rabbits, goats, or ?

 

Supplies that students are responsible for bringing: 
Color photocopy of an appealing pet, with focus on the face. 8 x 10 is perfect. Your picture will not be damaged.
Papers that appeal to you, including old maps, music, Gelli prints. 
Magazines to tear up.
Your favorite scissors. 
All other materials will be provided, including reference photos of dogs and cats. You can just walk in and create.

Supplies needed: NONE -- All materials provided!


Anni Schwabe
9:00 - 4:30
Wednesday Aug 19

Mist


$ 165  

 

I have lately been experimenting with creating translucency by embedding organic elements between two layers of paper ‘skins’. The result is a misty and mysterious collection of sealed treasures.

We will be forming an accordioned art book using watercolor paper, rice paper and a myriad of translucent products that will form windows of embedded natural elements, utilizing positive and negative space.

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


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

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:
Bone folder, ruler, scissors, pencil and eraser, craft knife, assorted pressed and flat organic elements (leaves, wildflowers, small seeds and sticks, feathers etc.), tacky glue, gel medium, soft paint brushes, paper towels

Optional items:
Craft heat gun, apron


Marilyn Stablein
9:00 - 4:30
Wednesday Aug 19

Embossed Metalic Book


$ 160  

 

Learn a unique way to create special books by embellishing the covers with a variety of metallic handiwork to give a dramatic antique or in-dustrial finish. Create raised metallic patterns with cardboard cut-outs, letters, tacks, mesh, screws, small hardware items and found objects to create a layered patterned surface which is covered by a heavy duty aluminum tape. Learn how to burnish, mask, emboss, distress, outline and etch on the surface to achieve a richly textured cover.
  Acrylic paints accentuate the dramatic details of the built up substrate areas. We’ll experiment! Jangling keys, jingle bells and dan-gling chains turn books into musical objects that rattle and ding. Cele-brate the industrial look. Jewelry box finds and sentimental objects can be attached to create a personal book album. We’ll explore interior page surface decorations and short haiku like sentiments that will bring personal stories to life in a unique memorable album.   Faux metal techniques can also create dramatic artist journal co-vers and can invigorate other art projects.

$15 kit fee payable to instructor at beginning of class includes:
Small to medium books to alter, paints to decorate interior pages, in-dustrial strength aluminum metallic foil, mat board or cardboard sub-strate for depth, foam, a variety of textured mesh and wire. A variety of embellishments to add include paper clips, metal screws, washers, tacks, pins, keys and stencils. Faux finish supplies include acrylic paints, sponges, sandpaper, marking tools, and small metal hardware. Wire cutting tools to share and paper for interior pages included.

Supplies You Need to Bring to Class:
heavy duty scisssors, light weight paper scissors, glue stick, PVA adhesive or Elmer’s glue, glue brush, bone folder or embossing tool if you have one but not necessary. A cutting mat and craft knife. Any markers or special paints and brushes. Optional: Any cast off jewelry, flat objects, found objects, chains, jewelry parts or embellishments like trinkets, charms, and watch parts to experiment with will add a personal touch.


Libby Williamson
9:00 - 4:30
Wednesday Aug 19

Wishes In The Wind


$ 170  

 

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

Gratitude, Friendship, Love and Peace!
Create a string of happy, inspirational flags to spread your joy. We will paint colorful, background fabrics in the palette of your choice using several fast and easy mark-making techniques. While the paint dries, we will design delightful images for your flags and then cut them from luscious, painted fabrics (handmade in advance by Libby). Free-motion machine sewing and hand stitching will be used to construct the flags and assorted embellishments will add charming finishing touches.
These happy banners will brighten your home and light up your life!

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

a wide variety of hand-painted and dyed fabrics, ribbons and lace, buttons and bows, an assortment of white fabrics to paint for your backgrounds, acrylic paints, embroidery threads and the use of various tools and supplies for the project.
(and chocolate, of course!)
 

Students should bring

An art apron and scissors. There will be a few sewing machines provided in class to share. If you have a sewing machine and can bring it along, please do so.


Wednesday Eve Aug 19

Helene Knott
6:30 - 9:30
Wednesday Eve Aug 19

3 Dimensional Fabric Pebbles


$ 95  

 

These three dimensional fabric pebbles are amazingly realistic looking and a wonderful way to use up leftover fabric scraps. They are simple to make and will add intriguing texture to a variety of projects. In this class, students will learn how to make the pebbles along with the method of attaching them to a base project. Skill Level: confident beginner and up (class kit available) – no sewing machine required. 

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

base fabric and fabrics for pebbles, stabilizer, batting, needle and thread, pattern.

Supplies You Need to Bring to Class in addition to materials provided by instructor:
Students need to bring craft scissors and a Sharpie™ ultra-fine point pen.

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.


LeBrie Rich
6:30 - 8:30
Wednesday Eve Aug 19

Felted Penguins


$ 60  

 

Learn the basics of needle felting by making a fuzzy penguin friend. With an optional acorn cap beret, your little penguin can become an ornament.

Needle felting is a fun and addictive technique. By poking a specially barbed needle into colored wool, you can sculpt anything you can imagine. LeBrie will teach you all about the tools and techniques for sculpting wool with a felting needle.

This is a great project for beginners. After the class you will be equipped with the skills to needle felt all kinds of animals and other small sculptures.
 

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

Fee covers everything you will need to complete your penguin!
Students don’t need to bring anything to class - I will provide everything.


Wednesday & Thursday Aug 19/20

Trish McKinney
9:00 - 4:30
Wednesday & Thursday Aug 19/20

Natures Bounty Eco Printing


$ 340  

 

What is more fun than unwrapping a birthday gift?! Discovering the process of eco-printing is like opening a gift every time a new print is revealed! Eco-printing is a process using plants, flowers, and other natural materials to create amazing colorful prints on paper or fabric. Through a process of steaming or emersion, the natural tannins in plants are printed onto the paper or fabric through pressure and contact. This produces a wide range of colors with a never-ending surprise of results – just like opening a gift! Absolutely no artistic experience is necessary to take this class – just a willingness to experiment, be surprised, and explore the bounty of nature! 

Supplies Needed to bring to class:
2-3 sheets of Arches 90lb. Hot Press Watercolor Paper (22”x30”) & optional - silk scarf from Dharma

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

- 2 - 3 sheets of Stathmore Printmaking Paper (22”x30” ea.), various Plant, Floral, & Organic Materials to print & dye with, Wool & Muslin Fabric, Handouts, & all materials needed to eco print.
 


Thursday Aug 20

Clarissa Callesen
9:00 - 4:30
Thursday Aug 20

Mark Making: Building Blocks and Finishing Touches


$ 170  

 

The making of marks is the fundamental building block of all artwork from the first handprints on cave walls to the strokes of paint that created Van Gogh’s Starry Starry Night. Mark making is the beginning exploration in a work of art all the way through to the last finishing touches. Mark making in a dance between our hands, our eyes and the way we see. We will be exploring a WIDE range of techniques for making marks. Some familiar and some unconventional. Besides traditional materials for marks, we will explore using stitches, collage, staplers, and solder irons as tools. Through exercises, we will explore the essential act of learning to see as an artist. Mark making is a great tool for exploring basic concepts of composition. Mark making is what makes abstract art. However, the marks learned can be incorporated into collage, visual journaling, more traditional drawing or painting, and fiber art.
This a great class for those traveling as the materials are lightweight and most likely things you already own.
I am a strong proponent of experimentation and light-heartedness in making art. My job is not to tell you “how to make art” but to share techniques and support you in finding your unique creative voice.
 

Supplies You Need to Bring to Class in addition to materials provided by instructor:
• A pad of inexpensive drawing paper
• An assortment of different papers to use for experimentation. Such as: rice paper, collage paper, specialty paper, colored paper, wrapping paper, anything that inspires you.
• A small bottle of black India ink.
• Glue stick or other favorite glue for paper
• An assortment of mark making tools that you already own: pencils, pens, pastels, paint, watercolor pencils,
etc.
Optional:
• High flow golden paint
• Colored ink
 

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

• Stabilo pencils
• Charcoal
• Copy paper
• Newsprint
• Vintage book pages
• A huge assortment of mark making tools
• Inspirational images
• Paint brushes
• Tools
• Needles and thread
• Extra ink and paint
 

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

 

 

 


 


Helen Shafer Garcia
9:00 - 4:30
Thursday Aug 20

Natural Curiosities Journaling


$ 170  

 

I always loved plants, gardens, and all things succulent. I illustrated veggies, fruits, nuts and roots for San Diego Home Garden Lifestyles magazine for 8 years. Spend the day learning how to capture and record the details of nature that we sometimes overlook. Plants, stones, pods and other nature structures have amazing shapes that are decisively intriguing things to draw and paint. Discover ways to document
nature findings in a watercolor journal to hold onto and paint in every year. We’ll organize the pages by seasons and develop a phenology wheel for the months of the year. Express yourself with verse, notations, curious observation, and paint while learning to draw with confidence.

$5 kit fee paid to instuctor at beginning of classincludes
Light valued gouache colors, carbon paper, text papers, succulents from my
garden, and other tools to use while we work.
Provided materials to use: extra brushes and other tools to use while we work.

Supply list to bring to class:
Heat gun or hair dryer
2B pencil
2 or more round watercolor brushes: #8, #10, #12, or #14
Watercolors: pan or personal palette (work with professional grade tube watercolors if possible)
8.25” x 5.5 ” or larger 90 weight (or heavier) journal for watercolor or mixed media. I recommend Global
Art Hand Book Travelogue hardbound watercolor large Portrait journal, 8.25” x 5.5” or 8.25” x
8.25”( Cheap Joes), or Stillman & Birn mixed media Portrait sketchbook-Zeta or Beta series soft cover
or hard 8.5” x 5.5”, or Moleskine watercolour Portrait album 5” x 8.5”
Avoid Strathmore watercolor paper- you won’t get good results with it.
Small jar Acrylic matt medium- gel, regular, or liquid
1 medium size flat acrylic brush
Faber Castell or Micron permanent fine ink pen- black or dark color
One stone, twig, leaf, and seed pod from your garden


Susan Lenart-Kazmer
9:00 - 4:30
Thursday Aug 20

Bezel Setting Stone


$ 170  

 

Explore traditional stone setting in a non-traditional environment using gorgeous excavated druze stones from Uruguay and your choice of sterling silver bezel wire- filigree, crown, serrated or traditional. 
In this hands on workshop, you will build and strengthen soldering skills using fundamental metalworking techniques to build a box bezel out of sterling silver and unique attachment.
Learn soldering techniques using hard, medium and EZ solder in this process. Learn practical metal cleanup and polish in brazing, filing, sanding and finishing to create a small wearable talismans amulet of stone and metal worn for strength. Use my method of patinas to create a brushed steel vibe or chose your own. Complete your component or charm in class to wear. 


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

sterling silver sheet, filigree wire, 16 gauge round wire,use of flux, solders, paint brush, leather

Teacher will bring to share:
non asbestos soldering blocks, butane gas and torches, solder, flux, soldering picks, paintbrush, patinas, small metal file, pickle pot, sand paper, flexible shaft, drill bits,

Supplies You Need to Bring to Class:

jewelers saw- size 3 blade), bench pin, chain nose, needle nose pliers, wire snips, awl, chain nose and needle nose pliers, burnisher, small file, optional-magnifiers, tweezers,
optional- other stones to set,


Libby Williamson
9:00 - 4:30
Thursday Aug 20

Monsters, Dollies & Bunnies


$ 170  

 

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

By channeling Dr. Frankenstein, we’ll hit the ground running by painting, onto canvas fabric, a few marvelous monsters or creatures of your choice. The paint must dry completely before we can proceed with the construction of our sweet lovelies. After lunch, when the paint is dry, we’ll stitch and stuff our magical dolls and watch them come to life. If you can bear to part with them, these special creatures might be gifted to a favorite friend; or perhaps they shall live with you forever.


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

everything needed to create your magical creatures (fabrics, paint, machine and embroidery threads, beads and buttons, baubles and trims, and fiberfil stuffing) and the use of tools and equipment.

Student Supplies:

An art apron, scissors, and a wild imagination.
We will have several sewing machines in class to share. If possible, please bring a sewing machine that has free-motion ability.
 


Thursday Eve Aug 20

Jennifer MacLean
6:30 - 9:30
Thursday Eve Aug 20

Exciting Vivid Ink Mixed Media Pendants


$ 95  

 


Please join us for some mixed media fun to create six colorful pendants to “wear & share”. Using alcohol ink, acrylic paint, metal stampings, embossing powders and your keen imagination, you will leave with impactful and practical pendants that make a statement and are sure to bring joy to you and the recipients. This class will also cover composition, layering, and elements of color.

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

6 hand-cut gesso board pendant blanks and findings.
Necklace findings
Teacher will bring to share:
Inks, paints, metal stampings, inclusions, sealer, embossing supplies, etc.

Supplies Needed to bring for Class:

Please bring baby wipes, the rest of the supplies are included.

Optional items:
Your favorite rubber stamps, yet plenty will also be supplied.


Jacqueline Newbold
6:30 - 9:30
Thursday Eve Aug 20

The Watercolor Herbalist


$ 95  

 

Our world is embellished with an abundance of beautiful, colorful flowering plants. Many of these gorgeous gems are edible and can be used medicinally. In this watercolor workshop, we will focus on the flowers that are used in cooking and healing. We will make several pages of interesting watercolor paintings of flowers adding information about their uses and plant descriptions. Using traditional watercolor techniques such as wet-into-wet, glazing, and building colorful darks each page will focus on one plant. We will add watercolor paints, inks, other mixed media, and text to our painted pages, explaining the botanical nature of the plants. These beautifully painted pages can be bound into a personal botanical and herbalist resource journal. All levels welcome.

Materials Fee  $10 paid at beginning of class includes:
artist tape, gouache, paint markers, glaze pens, letter stencils, water-soluble pencils, acrylic paints, gold pens, liquid latex, extra watercolor paint.

Supply list for students to bring:

• Top quality watercolor paints (not student grade) and palette.
• Watercolor brushes in a variety of sizes such as Princeton Brush & Co. Series 4050: round #3, round #8, and a liner brush size #2 or #4, plus an old small round brush for adding latex.
• Good quality watercolor paper such as Arches cold press watercolor blocks 7 x 10 or a good quality watercolor journal.
• Small cotton cloth or washcloth, pencil, eraser, watercolor container, small spray bottle, a permanent black ink pen, Uni-ball Signo White gel ink pen
• OPTIONAL: Sharpie or Posca oil-based paint markers

These are several of my favorite watercolors (Winsor Newton, Daniel Smith, Holbein, and Sennelier are some trusted brands): Cobalt blue, cerulean blue, French ultra-marine, permanent magenta, permanent rose, French vermilion, quinacridone red, new gamboge or Indian yellow, Hansa or lemon yellow, quinacridone gold.
Check out my blog post for ideas of a well-rounded watercolor palette: http://djnewbold.blogspot.com/2017/12/a-well-rounded-watercolor-palette.html


 

 




 


   


Candy Rosenberg
6:00 - 10:00
Thursday Eve Aug 20

Steampunk Fairy Dress Form


$ 120  

 

We will be creating a 23" paper mache dress form using authentic, vintage Oregon Journal newspapers, chipboard, waxes, found objects and flowers. Your Steampunk Fairy will have her own set of "Fairy Wings." When complete it will make a beautiful home decor piece.  

$25 Materials/Kit Fee paid to instructor at beginning of class includes:
Full Size Beacon Adhesive
Finnabair Waxes
Paper Mache Dress Form
Prima Flowers and Hardware
A Vintage Girl Chipboard Embellishments
Oregon Journal Autnentic 1930s newspaper
 

Students should bring

brown ink pad, an inker/sponge, scissors
 


Thursday & Friday Aug 20/21

Donna Downey
9:00 - 4:30
Thursday & Friday Aug 20/21

Bold Expressive Florals


$ 350  

 

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

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

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

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

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


Robyn Smith
9:00 - 4:30
Thursday & Friday Aug 20/21

Art Journaling Adventures


$ 330  

 

In this class we’ll be completing 4 pages (or more if we have time) in your new Grumbacher 9x12 Mixed Media In & Out Notebook. You will learn a variety of techniques to include: preparing pages, collage, paint over collage, layering with stamps & stencils (and other fun stencil hacks), negative space painting, mark making, focal points, embellishments, and adding sentiments!
Please note: Pictures provided as class samples are pages I’ve created using some of the different techniques mentioned above. I encourage everyone to pursue their own creative journey, so we are not creating cookie-cutter art. For example – not everyone will choose to do the gecko or use the colors I’ve used in that piece. I have other paint colors and stencils to choose from (owl, elephant, butterfly, etc) . What’s important is the technique being taught and you – the artist - making as many choices in that journey as possible.
 

Materials Fee $15 paid at beginning of class includes:

• Grumbacher 9x12 Mixed Media In & Out Notebook
• Use of acrylic paints, art crayons, stamps, ink pads, stencils, paper towels, baby wipes, a variety of paint markers, scissors and collage papers (maps, music paper, book paper, scrapbook paper, painty paper towels, decorative napkins).

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

• water cup, apron, and hair dryer
• white Gelly Roll pen (08)
• charcoal pencil & sharpener
• black dual tip Identi-pen or other black permanent marker (fine tip Sharpie works well)
• brushes (sm round, ½ inch flat, ¾ or 1 inch flat). Bring an additional ¾ inch brush to use for mediums only as they’re hard on bristles and it’ll keep your good brushes nice!
• Magazine cut-outs for collage (subject for a focal point, words, flowers, etc). See class reference picture of bird magazine collage as an example.
  


Friday Aug 21

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

Crow Woman Talisman


$ 165  

 

In this class you will explore embroidering on appliquéd felt. The appliqué is simple and will be done by hand after which you will embellish your talisman with embroidery stitches and beads, buttons or other ephemera as you wish. The stitches are fairly basic and easy to learn if you have not done hand embroidery in the past. You can make the Crow Woman as shown or choose a theme for your talisman by adorning it with appropriate ornamentation or simply play with the stitches and colors. The project is all handwork, no sewing machine required.
Skill level: Beginner and up.

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

Materials fee $18 paid directly to instructor at beginning of class includes:

felt, embroidery floss, needle, and freezer paper (for templates) and pattern/instructions. 

Supplies You Need to Bring to Class:

 a pair of sharp medium sized craft scissors and a black Frixion™ pen and white chalk pencil.
6-7” embroidery hoop 
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.


Susan Lenart-Kazmer
9:00 - 4:30
Friday Aug 21

Resin + Wire


$ 170  

 

Info to come


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

 

Supplies You Need to Bring to Class:


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

Tea Bag Revival


$ 170  

 

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

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

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

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

Students should bring

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


Friday & Saturday August 21 & 22

Donna Watson
9:00 - 4:30
Friday & Saturday August 21 & 22

Wabi Sabi, Boro and Collage


$ 340  

 

Come join the Zen of creativity for 2 days!
Wabi Sabi is a Japanese aesthetic. This Japanese aesthetic is a beauty of things imperfect, incomplete and impermanent… rustic, earthy, simple, textured, and organic. Boro is a Japanese word meaning “tattered rags” and is used to describe patched clothing and bedding. Boro embodies the Japanese aesthetic of wabi sabi. In this workshop, we will re-create this Boro effect using Japanese washi papers instead of fabric. Following demonstrations and techniques, participants will make their own collage papers in the tradition of boro, using paint, rubber stamps, stamping tools, and stencils. On the second day, the artist will learn basic compositions and design elements and principles based on Zen tenets like balance and harmony. Artists will create a number of collages based on boro and wabi sabi elements. They will return home feeling blessed by Buddha. 
  

INSTRUCTOR WILL HAVE PACKETS OF JAPANESE WASHI PAPERS AVAILABLE FOR  $15.00…as most of these washi papers will be difficult to find

Supply list to bring to class:Paint: acrylics- tubes - black, white and 4+ colors of your choice (fluid acrylics do not work well with these techniques)
Brushes: one cheap flat brush for gluing
Matte medium: small jar Acrylic Matte Medium for gluing
Spray water bottles (1): filled with water
Brayer: Two- 2”- 3 rubber brayers (soft is best… not hard and not sponge)
Gelli - Gel printing plate: 8”x10”
White plastic trash bags - 1-2 - large to dry papers on
Surfaces for collage: must be white or off white — anything is welcome
suggestions: journal pages, watercolor paper, illustration board, can-vas or cradled wood… ALL 10”x10” or smaller (8”x8” or 8”x10”). Bring 4-6 of these for collages
I highly recommend that if canvas or wood supports are used, they be painted with white gesso before the workshop

Water container, palette (can be paper palette pad or paper plates),
paper towels
Gloves - rubber disposable ones
Scissors

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

  


Saturday Aug 22

Kim Baise
9:00 - 4:30
Saturday Aug 22

Papier Mache Workshop


$ 165  

 

Join artist Kim Baise as she walks us through her unique papier mache process, creating beauty from trash. You’ll learn the fundamentals of papier mache that can be used to create custom ornaments, baby mobiles, wall art, standing sculptures and much more. The sky’s the limit! No experience is needed. Get ready to get messy! Bring along an apron if you’d like. All materials will be provided.

Supplies Needed to Bring for Class: scissors

Optional items: newsprint, small boxes, toilet paper rolls, fine paint brush for detailing


Clarissa Callesen
9:00 - 4:30
Saturday Aug 22

Abstract Fabric Exploration Sculpture


$ 170  

 

I want to challenge you to see fabric and soft sculpture in a new way, to step outside the preconceived ideas of what is textile art. I will be sharing with you my techniques of approaching fabric as a medium for sculpture. I come to the fiber world as a ceramic and assemblage artist, so I bring unique outsider attitudes and techniques to creating with fabric. Using hand stitching and alternative techniques, we will be creating organic shapes inspired by creative exercises and our natural environment. We will explore combing found objects with fiber to create unique textures and embellishments. After we have generated lots of shapes and components to choose from we will approach the process like an assemblage combing the individual pieces to create a larger abstract sculpture on top of a rigid armature. Intuition and spontaneity will be our companions. I am passionate about the impact of textile waste on our environment and I will share information about that issue, I encourage you to work with recycled textiles as much as possible. We will specifically address creative ways to alter and reclaim recycled fabric. This class is completely accessible to the beginner and yet can also challenge the more advanced student. For more information about my work visit www.clarissacallesen.com


Supplies You Need to Bring to Class in addition to materials provided by instructor:
• Heavy duty wire cutters
• Needle nose pliers
• Gloves to protect hands
• Scissors
• Pins
• Thimble
• 1 yd of muslin or recycled sheet
• A selection of sewing and embroidery needles
• Heavy duty thread in a light and dark color
• An assortment of textiles in different textures, colors, and materials that appeal to you
• (I encourage you to source as much recycled textiles as possible)
• Embroidery floss in an assortment of colors coordinating with your fabric choices
• A small bag of polyfil
• An assortment of small found objects that appeal to you
(examples: sticks, rocks, beads, buttons, metal hardware, random junk, etc)
curved needle 

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

• Hardware cloth for armature
• An assortment of wire
• Fabric dyes and paints
• Vinegar and rusty objects
• Rope and string
• Assorted tools to share
• Extra recycled fabric and fiber

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

 

 

 


 


Rochelle Gaukel
9:00 - 4:30
Saturday Aug 22

Beautiful Bezels


$ 160  

 

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

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

Materials Fee $25 paid at beginning of class includes:

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

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Cookie sheet for your solder station, Soldering iron (WELLER 100 watt), soldering iron stand, spool of lead-free solder (I buy the one from Hobby Lobby with the purple label - 675D), flux for soldering, salamoniac block, E6000 glue, scissors, jewelry pliers set, rag or towel, apron

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

 


 


Jacqueline Newbold
9:00 - 4:30
Saturday Aug 22

A Naturalist's Art Journal


$ 170  

 

This class is so popular that Jacqueline is offering an encore class with all new journal pages! Dive into the colorful world of nature with scientist and botany major Jacqueline Newbold. She will guide you step-by-step as you explore various fun ways to use watercolor paints and mixed-media to create a naturalist art journal. Take a closer look at the wonderful world of flora and fauna, the animals and plants, surrounding you, and you may be surprised at their color-filled life. Keeping a journal of your field notes, drawings, and paintings of the natural world will enrich your experiences with nature and help develop your skills as an artistic naturalist. Jacqueline shows how to capture the essence of the wonderful world of feathered and furry creatures with simplified, easy drawing methods, colorful painting techniques, and creative mixed-media embellishments. We will explore different watercolor paints and how to use their characteristics to create the look of feathers and fur and add shimmer and shine. This is a great workshop for beginner to advance painters that want to improve their painting skills.

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

Watercolor paint samples, gouache, gesso, artist tape, tracing paper, stencils, field guide books, latex masking fluid, iridescent paints.

Supplies You Need to Bring to Class in addition to materials provided by instructor:
• Top quality watercolor paints (not student grade) and palette.
• Watercolor brushes in a variety of sizes such as Princeton Brush & Co. Series 4050: round #3, round #8, ½ inch flat, and a liner brush size #2 or #4
• Good quality watercolor paper such as Arches cold press watercolor blocks 7 x 10 or 9 x 12 or a good quality watercolor journal.
• Small cotton cloth or washcloth, a pencil and eraser, small spray bottle, double sided tape, a permanent black ink pen, Uni-ball Signo white gel ink pen, photo references of your favorite animals and flowers,
OPTIONAL: Molotow masking pen, Sharpie oil-based paint pens or other colored markers

These are several of my favorite watercolors (Winsor Newton, Daniel Smith, Holbein, and Sennelier are some trusted brands): Cobalt blue, cerulean blue, French ultra-marine, permanent magenta, permanent rose, French vermilion, quinacridone red, new gamboge or Indian yellow, Hansa or lemon yellow, quinacridone gold.
Check out my blog post for ideas of a well-rounded watercolor palette.

http://djnewbold.blogspot.com/2017/12/a-well-rounded-watercolor-palette.html


Saturday Eve Aug 22

Helene Knott
6:30 - 9:30
Saturday Eve Aug 22

Fabric/Paper Beads


$ 95  

 

These beads are easy to make as long as you don’t end up gluing them permanently onto the skewer; if fabric isn’t your thing, they can also be made from decorative paper. The finished beads can be embellished with paints, glitter, beads or wire and coated with a sealer if you want a glossy finish or left rough for a primitive look. Your beads can be used to embellish other projects or strung to make into jewelry, dangle from a purse or bag and even used as a zipper pull. Skill Level: Beginner and up 

Materials fee $8 paid directly to instructor at beginning of class includes:
kit includes Styrofoam drying block, skewers, paper and fabrics, decorative cord/wire, beads and use of paints, brushes and PVA glue.

Supplies You Need to Bring to Class in addition to materials provided by instructor:
tweezers, a pair of craft scissors; a rotary cutter, 8” cutting ruler and a medium cutting mat would 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.


Susan Schenk
6:30 - 9:30
Saturday Eve Aug 22

Collage a Bird


$ 95  

 

Bring some fluttering nature inside and use maps and magazine pages to create striking, realistic portraits of birds. Discover how to use recycled paper as “paint” to create a unique work of art. You will be guided through the technical challenge of making realistic renderings from recycled materials, and produce one or two frame-ready works of art. No drawing skills needed. Sophisticated looking results from a deceptively simple technique that you can use at home to create more.

Supplies Needed for Class:
Color images of birds. 8 x 10 is perfect. Calendar photos are great image sources. More available in class.
Papers that appeal to you, including old maps, music, etc.
Old magazines and books to tear up.
Your favorite scissors, a cutting mat and Exacto if you have one,

Everything will be provided in class including reference photos of birds.


LeBrie Rich
6:30 - 9:30
Saturday Eve Aug 22

Best Friends Sheep


$ 95  

 

Curious about the wooly world of needle felting?
Join us to make tiny cute things out of wool! Using needle felting techniques, we’ll create a tiny sheep that fits in the palm of your hand. You'll learn all about needle felting: what types of fibers work best, selecting appropriate felting needles, and how to sculpt complex shapes.

All materials and tools will be provided and you'll take home the felting needle and materials needed to make a second sheep!

At the end of this class you'll be equipped with the skills to go NUTS with all sorts of fun future needle felting projects!
 

Materials Fee $15 paid at beginning of class includes:

includes everything

 


Saturday Eve & Sunday Aug 22/23


6:30 - 9:30 & 9:00 - 4:30
Saturday Eve & Sunday Aug 22/23

Its YOUR Bag!


$ 235  

 

We will have 5 machines available to rent for this class if you are traveling. Please contact glenny@artandsoulretreat.com to reserve a machine. If you live locally, please bring your machine and let us know so we can reserve for others!

Create a bag that is uniquely you. We start in the evening by painting our fabric and using stencils, stamps and pens to provide a layered background for the folding bag we will be making the following day. No skill is needed!
In the morning we will start by using machine stitching to collage pieces of a canvas painting, fabric motifs, doilies, ribons or whatever else strikes your fancy until you sense that it’s finished or we run out of time. I usually add a phone pocket, buttons, or other whimsical touches. You can also add hand stitching or beading. We will then assemble the bags and you will leave with YOUR bag.

Materials Fee $35 Payable to instructor at beginning of class Includes:
Canvas fabric
Interfacing for lining
Fray Check
Decor Fabric with birds, flowers, etc. to be cut out and stitched to the bag
A variety of old painting to cut up and use
Acylic paints, sponge brushes, stamps, stencils
Sewing machine needles
Black thread
Misty Fuse
D rings

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

Fabric for lining (½ yard)
Thread to match lining
Scissors
Tape measure
Pins or clips

Optional items:
A painting on canvas or plastic: remove from frame and stretcher bars (thrift shops are great locations to find a painting)
Fabrics with motifs that can be cut out and stitched onto the bag
Doilies (we can paint them)
Buttons, ribbons, tassels, beads, etc. I will have some for you to use if you don’t have them.
Apron for the evening session
Hair dryer is helpful but I will have a couple.
 


Saturday & Sunday Aug 22/23

Donna Downey
9:00 - 4:30
Saturday & Sunday Aug 22/23

The Abstract Figure


$ 350  

 

Mixed-Media art is exciting! The opportunity to stretch yourself, each layer infusing more depth and personality as you work, leading you down the path of making unique and expressive artwork that resonates.

We will create artwork that has something to say, whether it is in the literal sense of using words or simply knowing how to place color and textures so that your work lures the viewer in to seek and enjoy more. We will focus on abstracting the human figure and will use several different mediums to create a powerful, expressive composition that is deeply personal. Art speaks volumes and I want to give you the confidence that allows you to continue to create in your own unique voice.

Course will focus on:
? Using graphite to break the stigma of the blank paper
? Building a background by layering acrylics
? Developing a figure(s) that helps express your concept
? Exploring paint applications that change the expressiveness of your work
? Shading and color development for building value
? Adding stencils for interesting visual textures and movement
? Changing media to build strong contrast
? Embracing the art of messy handwriting as a visual element

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


Saturday, Sunday, Monday Aug 22/23/24

Jesse Reno
9:00 - 4:30
Saturday, Sunday, Monday Aug 22/23/24

Freedom to Create - 3 Day Class


$ 475  

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


 


Sunday Aug 23

Clarissa Callesen
9:00 - 4:30
Sunday Aug 23

Ecodyeing: A Collaboration Between Nature and Cloth


$ 170  

 

A hands-on fast-moving class exploring the alchemy of Ecodyeing. Witness the magic that happens when plants, pressure, and heat combine to create beauty. You will learn the fundamentals of Ecodyeing: equipment, materials, mordants, bundling, and so much more. This class is also very much about experimentation, having fun, and happy accidents. Bring yourself and a few supplies and I will take care of the rest. You will leave class with a small stash of one of a kind fabric to be used in your future creations.

Materials Fee $20 paid at beginning of class includes:

Equipment and propane for steaming
All the plant material necessary
Mordants
Vinegar
Rusty junk
 

 Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

• Smaller pieces of white or light-colored fabric APROX 20” x 48”. Silk, wool, and cotton are the “recommended” fabrics, but I have had some striking results with synthetic as well. I am a big proponent of recycled textiles so feel free to bring vintage lace, hankies, old rags, or even that weird shirt you never wear. This class is about experimentation
Dharma Trading Company is a good source for reasonable silk yardage and silk scarves if that strikes your fancy. http://www.dharmatrading.com/fabric/silk/silk-fabrics.html

• String for bundling your fabric. Again, experimentation is the name of the game (cotton twine, sewing thread, embroidery floss, garden twine, yarn, thin rope)

• Absorbent rags or paper towels for mopping up messes

• A pair of scissors

• Several Ziploc bags 1 or 2 gallon size

Optional:
• Random local plant material or a cheap bouquet of flowers
• A bundle of dried or fresh eucalyptus
• “Special” rust objects (there will be lots of general rusty objects provided for class use)
 


Jacqueline Newbold
9:00 - 4:30
Sunday Aug 23

Colors of Italy


$ 170  

 

Join in on this fun staycation to Italy! Let's spend a fun day imagining that we are on vacation painting our way through the warm Tuscan sunshine. With a few watercolor and art supplies, you will be ready to capture memories of your imaginary journey in a colorful and unique way. You will create a lasting memory of your travel adventures through painting watercolor paintings, adding mixed-media, and incorporating collected treasured items such as postcards, maps, napkins or wine labels. Jacqueline will share her favorite techniques on how to prepare pages for adding collected ephemera and treasured items to your travel art journal. This will be a great way to learn techniques that you can use to create a watercolor art journal while on any adventure. All levels welcome. Ciao Bella!

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

extra watercolor paint, artist tape, stencils, black gesso, white acrylic paint, watercolor postcard paper, rubber stamps and ink,

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

• Top quality watercolor paints (not student grade) and palette.
• Watercolor brushes in a variety of sizes such as Princeton Brush & Co. Series 4050: round #3, round #8, ½ inch watercolor flat, and a liner brush size #2 or #4
• Good quality watercolor paper such as Arches cold press watercolor blocks 7 x 10 or 9 x 12 or a good quality watercolor journal.
• Small cotton cloth or washcloth
• Pencil, eraser, permanent black ink pen, Uni-ball Signo White gel ink pen
• Water container and a small spray bottle
OPTIONAL: alphabet rubber stamps, washi tape, Molotow masking pen, Sharpie oil-based paint pens or other colored markers

These are several of my favorite watercolors (Winsor Newton, Daniel Smith, Holbein, and Sennelier are some trusted brands): Cobalt blue, cerulean blue, French ultra-marine, permanent magenta, permanent rose, French vermilion, quinacridone red, new gamboge or Indian yellow, Hansa or lemon yellow, quinacridone gold.
Check out my blog post for ideas of a well-rounded watercolor palette.

http://djnewbold.blogspot.com/2017/12/a-well-rounded-watercolor-palette.html


Susan Schenk
9:00 - 4:30
Sunday Aug 23

Collage a Portrait: Painting with Paper


$ 165  

 

If you’ve made abstract collages, you are ready to take mixed media to a new level. Learn to use torn and cut maps and magazine pages to create striking, realistic portraits. Discover how to use recycled paper as if it is paint to create a unique work of art. You will be guided through the technical challenge of making realistic renderings from recycled materials, and produce one or two frame-ready works of art. No drawing skills needed.

Supplies Needed to bring for Class:

Color image of a face. 8 x 10 is perfect.
Papers that appeal to you, including old maps, music, etc.
Old magazines and maps to tear up
Scissors that you like

Materials supplied in class to use:
Everything you need is supplied including many reference images for portraits.


Eric Scott
9:00 - 4:30
Sunday Aug 23

Layer by Layer


$ 170  

 

Immerse yourself in the art of mixed-media layering, and dive into a wide range of techniques for creating rich layers in your work. The focus of this workshop is on exploring the possibilities of layering materials, ideas, and images as you explore how to build up color and texture using watercolor, water-soluble pencil, ink and more. You’ll learn to incorporate personal themes and ideas as you experiment with collage, image transfers, and text to develop your work. Don’t worry if it seems like a lot, we’ll take it layer by layer, and you’ll see just how easy it is to create work with depth and richness.

Materials Fee $8 payable to instructor at beginning of class includes: 

UHU Glue Stick 1.41oz
1 pad Strathmore 400 Series Mixed Media Paper 6x8

Supplies You Need to Bring to Class in addition to materials provided by instructor:
Watercolor paint
Watercolor pencils
Variety of paint brushes
Scissors
Markers, pens, and pencils - a variety of waterproof and water-soluble writing and drawing materials
Collage materials – maps, photos, postcards, photocopies, colored papers, ticket stubs, and any other visually inspiring and personally relevant itemsOptional Items:

Colored Pencils
Oil Pastels
 


Sunday Eve Aug 23

Helene Knott
6:30 - 9:30
Sunday Eve Aug 23

Hand Stitched Button Medallions


$ 95  

 

These are little hand stitched mandalas type compositions sewn onto felt or felted wool to frame collectible buttons, The embroidery is composed from very simple easy stitches and a student need not have previous embroidery skills to create one of these little carousels of color. Skill Level: Beginner and up, Handwork only, no sewing machine required. 

Materials fee $20 paid directly to instructor at beginning of class includes:
felt, stabilizer, and 4 skeins of embroidery floss, needle, button, chalk pencil and patterns.

Supplies You Need to Bring to Class in addition to materials provided by instructor:
Students need to bring a pair of embroidery scissors and a thimble if they prefer to sew with one

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.


Eric Scott
6:30 - 9:30
Sunday Eve Aug 23

Transitional Spaces


$ 95  

 

Add a whole new dimension to your journaling game as you create transitional spaces and interactivity in your journal. We’ll take static and boring pages, and create dynamic connection as we add windows, doorways, cutouts, pockets, and more. We’ll consider and reconsider what pages can be and how they can interact and relate to one another as we make pages that open up, flip out, and unfold. We’ll tactfully employ tears and cuts to reshape pages, and we’ll fashion tunnels and passages that tie and link different pages together. Come out and learn how easy it is to transform your journal and it’s pages!

Materials Fee $5 payable to instructor at beginning of class includes: 

UHU Glue Stick 1.41oz
Access to a variety mixed media and specialty papers

Supplies You Need to Bring to Class:
Small set of watercolor pencils
Variety of paint brushes
Scissors
Craft knife
Cutting mat
Markers, pens, and pencils - a variety of waterproof and water-soluble writing and drawing materials
Some collage materials – maps, photos, postcards, photocopies, colored papers, ticket stubs, and any other visually inspiring and personally relevant items
 


Sunday & Monday Aug 23/24

Rochelle Gaukel
9:00 - 4:30
Sunday & Monday Aug 23/24

Sainted Love Santos Doll


$ 320  

 

In this course you will be sculpting a Santos doll and soldering the cage dress using the stamped hot solder technique. There are no limitations on what your doll could look like. You will be supplied with everything you need to complete your doll, but if there are bits and pieces that you have in your personal stash that you would like to incorporate, by all means please bring them.

The Santos’ cage dress is done using the stamped solder technique that you will learn in class. Tips and tricks will be given to you along the way to insure that you leave with a finished doll.

The history of Santos dolls: The Santos dolls take their name from the Spanish word for Saint, and are also known as Santons (French) and Santibelli (Italian). The Santos that started the genre of dolls we currently represent (primarily Spanish colonial and western European style), were originally started as copies of 17th century carvings by priests. Originally, Santos were created for use as in-home altars. They were needed in small villages that did not have a priest, as well as for when it was not possible to travel to church, such as during times of war. Their development flourished in Europe in the 1700s and 1800s, primarily due to these wars.
 

Materials Fee $50 paid at beginning of class includes:

Santos Doll body and arms, copper tape, paints to use, wire, crackle medium, dark wax, wood platform, cage dress wood sticks to solder

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Cookie sheet for your solder station, Soldering iron (WELLER 100 watt), soldering iron stand, spool of lead-free solder (I buy the one from Hobby Lobby with the purple label - 675D), flux for soldering, salamoniac block, E6000 glue, paint brushes, scissors, pliers set, rag or towel, apron

Optional items:
Any bits and pieces you would want to personalize your Santos doll with. If you are going with a certain theme for your doll, be sure to bring items that can work with the transformation of the doll.
 

 


 


Maria Grossbaum
9:00 - 4:30
Sunday & Monday Aug 23/24

Marvelous Mixed Media 3D Techniques


$ 340  

 

Discover a host of mixed media techniques with Instructor Maria Grossbaum. Learn to enrich your art with dramatic color, texture and dimension by harnessing the unique properties of speciality materials.

The course has 9 parts:

1. Sculpting mixture preparation
2. Textural patterns technique
3. 3D objects
4. Colours overview
5. Combining colours, creating layers
6. Colouring 3D objects
7. Decorative materials overview
8. Rhinestones application
9. Varnish and sealing
By the end of this class you’ll feel confident working with variety of materials giving you endless possibilities for expressive mixed media 3–dimensional painting.

Imagine, experiment and produce your best work ever!

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

1. Canvas 12”x12”
2. Acrylic paints
3. Bruches
4. Spatula
5. Liquitex Light modeling paste
6. Toilet paper
7. Rhnestones/natural objects like shells, pieces of glass etc
8. acrylic varnish 

Supply List to bring to class

Apron, good mood, desire to create
 

 


 


Jill Timm
9:00 - 4:30
Sunday & Monday Aug 23/24

The Amazing Dremel - 2 Day Class


$ 340  

 

In this creation transforming 2 day workshop learn how to use the magic tool every artist should have, the amazing Dremel tool. You will learn how to drill, cut, carve, etch, shape, polish, and grind non-traditional book making and craft materials such as, glass, plastic, metals, wood, tile and more. After this class your material options for your projects will be limitless. You will try your hand at working with various materials and learning how to use the numerous bits for different purposes and effects. As you play with materials you will be making pages for your sample book for later reference. Great for book artists, printmakers, jewelers, sculptors, or anyone wanting to do "stuff" to materials beyond paper and fabric.

Please download this info about the Dremel:

http://www.artandsoulretreat.com/images/
Amazing_Dremel_Class_Info_Sheet.pdf

Supplies Needed for Class:
Multiple speed Rotary Tool (Dremel) 

Exacto knife, pencil, ruler, fine point felt marker.
Dust mask, Protective glasses or goggles, ear plugs. 
Cutting mat or dense cardboard.
Simple designs, art or graphics to fit within 4" sampler pieces. I will also bring a few graphics.

$50  materials fee includes:
wood case containing 228 various rotary bits for the Dremel tool for working most any material.
All the precut materials for class (glass, mirror, tile, wood, metals, polymer, plexiglass, etc.),
Materials needed to compile completed pieces into a book - pages, cover, spine, binding device. And misc supplies and tools to use and sample.

Optional items:
4 pieces decorative paper at least 6'' square to cover the boards front and back of your sample book.
Any unusual materials you want to experiment with
Any Dremel bits you may have (but you don’t need to buy any)


Monday Aug 24

Clarissa Callesen
9:00 - 4:30
Monday Aug 24

Texturlicious: Peeling Paint, Rust, and Ancient Textures


$ 170  

 

Do you swoon over rusty metal and peeling paint? Is Wabi Sabi your favorite look? Come spend a fun day learning to recreate what takes nature years to make in just a few hours. The focus will be on creating texture and patina. Working on paper with water-based mediums we will be recreating the look of peeling billboards, crackled paint and rusty walls. This class encourages you to let go of that perfection complex. We will be sanding, tearing, slopping, spraying, and exploring unusual materials. You will leave class with tons of new techniques and a stash of paper to use in future projects. Come let me encourage your wild grungy spirit! This class is a great companion class to Collage, Composition, and Repetition, where I will be teaching how to incorporate collage papers into a completed abstract composition. 

Materials Fee $15 paid at beginning of class includes:

Rust paint
Patina Solution
Gesso
Card stock
Crackle paint
Walnut ink,
Wax
Sandpaper
Stencils
Tools
Strange concoctions
Extra collage materials

 Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

  • An inexpensive pad of watercolor paper
• An assortment of collage papers focusing on lighter colors and texture (rice paper, old pattern paper, handmade paper, paper doilies, old letters, etc)
A few usual collage materials (Paper garbage off the ground, the paper you use to protect your surfaces, dirty wet wipes dried, coffee filters, thin cardboard, old rags, and …)
• Matte gel medium
• Cheap acrylic paints from Michaels ( black, white, cream, dark brown, and then an assortment of muted colors of your choice)
• Paint brushes not your best ones.
• A palette for paints and a water container
• A roll of painters tape
• Pencil
• Wet wipes or a rag

Optional

• Heat gun and long extension cord

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


Helene Knott
9:00 - 4:30
Monday Aug 24

Fabrications – Reconstructed Fabric Lace


$ 170  

 

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!

In this class you will create a lacy montage out of recycled bits of thread, fabric, fibers and fabric motifs. Not only is the process fun and serendipitous but you will be up-cycling bits and pieces most crafts people would chuck into the trash. Instead of adding to a landfill, you will walk away from class with an enchanting piece of fabric lace that you can use as a piece of ephemera in other art projects. Skill level: Confident Beginner and up.

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

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

foundation stabilizer, thread, decorative inclusions, and novelty motifs.

Supplies You Need to Bring to Class in addition to materials provided by instructor:
small bladed craft scissors, a pair of tweezers can be helpful but not necessary
recommended (but optional) machine embroidery hoop  

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)


Jacqueline Newbold
9:00 - 4:30
Monday Aug 24

Watercolor Windows & Doors


$ 170  

 

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

Materials fee $12 paid directly to instructor at beginning of class includes:

artist tape, gouache, paint markers, glaze pens, letter stencils, liquid latex, water-soluble pens, acrylic paints, gold pens, extra watercolor paint, Masa paper, salt

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

• Top quality watercolor paints (not student grade) and palette.
• Watercolor brushes in a variety of sizes such as Princeton Brush & Co. Series 4050: round #3, round #8, ½ inch watercolor flat, and a liner brush size #2 or #4
• Good quality watercolor paper such as Arches cold press watercolor blocks 7 x 10 or 9 x 12 or a good quality watercolor journal.
• Small cotton cloth or washcloth
• Pencil, eraser, permanent black ink pen, Uni-ball Signo White gel ink pen
• Water container and a small spray bottle
OPTIONAL: alphabet rubber stamps, washi tape, Molotow masking pen, Sharpie oil-based paint pens or other colored markers

These are several of my favorite watercolors (Winsor Newton, Daniel Smith, Holbein, and Sennelier are some trusted brands): Cobalt blue, cerulean blue, French ultra-marine, permanent magenta, permanent rose, French vermilion, quinacridone red, new gamboge or Indian yellow, Hansa or lemon yellow, quinacridone gold.
Check out my blog post for ideas of a well-rounded watercolor palette : 

http://djnewbold.blogspot.com/2017/12/a-well-rounded-watercolor-palette.html


Susan Schenk
9:00 - 4:30
Monday Aug 24

Landscapes, Buildings and Architecture Collages


$ 165  

 

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

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

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


Eric Scott
9:00 - 4:30
Monday Aug 24

Creative Prayer Book


$ 170  

 

In our busy lives, it’s easy to get bogged down with all that we have to do, and it’s too easy to forget to feed our souls and take the time to create. So join me for an artistic journey to create a sacred book that will be a reminder to take a deep breath and focus on what is truly important. In this mixed-media workshop, we’ll start off by making a small book and then work to fill it with techniques, images, and color, as we layer watercolor, collage, ink and more. We’ll allow our books to echo our hopes, dreams, and wishes as we experiment with text and words in order to fill our books with affirmations, quotes, and prayers. Come out and feed your creative soul!

Materials Fee $5 payable to instructor at beginning of class includes: 

UHU Glue Stick 1.41oz
6 pieces of 5.5”x7.5” Strathmore 500 Series Mixed Media Paper
1 piece of 5.5”x7.5” Strathmore 400 Series Watercolor Paper
Book binding thread
Access to book binding tools and stencils

Supplies You Need to Bring to Class in addition to materials provided by instructor:Watercolor paint
Watercolor pencils
Variety of paint brushes
Scissors
Markers, pens, and pencils - a variety of waterproof and water-soluble writing and drawing materials
Collage materials – maps, photos, postcards, photocopies, colored papers, ticket stubs, and any other visually inspiring and personally relevant items

Optional Items:
Colored Pencils
Oil Pastels
Craft knife and cutting mat


Susan Woodworth
9:00 - 4:30
Monday Aug 24

English Cottage Birdhouse


$ 160  

 

Just imagine the whimsical English Cottage Bird house you could take home. We will turn a plain hard Kentucky gourd into a patio treasure for you. Join me by painting with oodles of acrylic colors to design your home for any happy bird.
You will be greeted in class with a white primed southern kettle gourd. This fellow will be approximately, 8-10 inch tall fat and has taken a full year to grow from a seed, cure in the winter weather to sitting in front of you in class Our day will be filled with step by step instructions, to create the brick walls, roof, windows, door and flowers. If you have ever done decorative painting or tole painting you will have your mind spinning with ideas. If you are a confident beginner you too will learn to add a spring tree and flowering vines to turn your gourd into a treasure for years.  

Materials Fee $30 paid at beginning of class includes:

1 hard gourd – drilled for hanging, a front door and drain holes. The inside has been wire brushed cleaned, vacuumed and light sprayed with a sealer. Each gourd then has been painted with a primer of gesso. 
Written instructions for the project plus after care of your gourd. 
Plenty of acrylic paint colors
Painting stations at each desk. 
Blue painters tape 
Hand wipes 

I will have additional brushes for sale in recommended.

 Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Tip stylus/ dotter embossing tool (Joanns- $4.49)
Acrylic paint brushes:
Flat: 3/4 inch
Flat: size: 6 or 8
Round: size 2 or 3
Liner / script liner: 2
Paper and pencil

Optional items:
English cottage pictures such as Thomas Kinkade (just for image ideas)
Any favorite paint brushes you like
Hair dryer. I will have a couple… helps the paint dry quicker

Additional information:
This information is not meant to discourage or frighten anyone who wants to work with gourds. I prepare your gourd and I take specific precautions in cleaning the gourds. I wear a HEPA filter mask when I drill and clean the inside of the gourd. I use a brass wire brush on a drill and clean out all the mummified insides and seeds. I use a shop vac to vacuum and power blow out remaining dust. The gourds then get a soaking in a bleach water and then left to dry. They are then sprayed on inside with a fine mist of outdoor varnish sealer. This has never deterred a bird from renting one of my bird houses.
 **Caution: the gourd birdhouses are not meant to be a child’s toy.