Portland, OR 2020 Art and Soul Workshops

Workshop Details

Tuesday, March 17

Rodriguez & Girod
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday, March 17

Textured Collage


$ 150  

 

You will use a variety of textures/fibers to create a collaged background enhancing it with hand-stitching, embroidery, and beading. You will learn an image transfer technique to create your focal point to round out the collage.

Materials Fee $30 paid at beginning of class includes
All fabrics (variety or hand-dyed textures), fusibles, needles, image transfer, embellishments and threads for the project included.

Students Need to Bring to Class:
Scissors (fabric cutting), embroidery scissors (cut to point), thimble, and pins


Anni Schwabe
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday, March 17

Mindful Offerings


$ 155  

 

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

 


Helen Shafer Garcia
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday, March 17

Watercolor Floribunda


$ 160  

 

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


Rochelle Gaukel
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday, March 17

Beautiful Bezels


$ 150  

 

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 (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.
 


 


Susan Lenart-Kazmer
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday, March 17

Earrings Format -Building small Boxes + Fringe                                 


$ 160  

 

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


Laurie Longberry
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday, March 17

Intro into Fabric Painting


$ 155  

 

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

What happens when you mix fabric paint with Inktense pencils or blocks... well magic of course! Have fun trying out a variety of fabric painting techniques while also learning a few little tricks and some good basics about form, shadow, highlights, color mixing, and composition. We will be working on a 12” x 12” painting that will be suitable for turning into a pillow top, bag or jacket panel, or simply mounted on to a canvas.

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

Printed instructions, patterns. fabric panel, freezer paper, fabric paints, use of Inktense pencils and blocks, foamcore paint boards, paint plates, tissues, misc.

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

 Apron or paint shirt
#7 round brush with a good point
¾ flat brush
#10 flat brush
old tooth brush
scrap muslin for practice

Optional items:
Inkense pencils or blocks if you have them, a variety of your favorite brushes
  


Jennifer MacLean
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday, March 17

Kick that Rut in the Butt!


$ 150  

 

Let’s kick that rut in the butt with creativity, personal insight, and finding the joy and juice in your life! Through art and process, you will uncover new insights, color inspirations, and poignant prompts that lead to new discoveries to be used in your art practice as well as other areas of your life. You will leave with small finished paintings, a workbook and stencils to take home, and inspiration and new ways to look at your artform

Materials Fee: $ 50 payable to instructor at beginning of class includes:

Custom designed workbook to take home
Four custom designed stencils
Mixed media paints, acrylic medium, stencils, texture tools, etc., to share in class.
Various papers (watercolor, Bristol, etc.)

Supplies Needed to bring for Class:

Please bring baby wipes.
Paper pallets
Favorite paintbrushes
Stencil brush
Scissors
Small brayer

Optional items: 

Feel free to bring photos, papers, or anything that has meaning to add to your Gelli Press – Instructor will have a few on hand. 


LeBrie Rich
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday, March 17

Felted Slippers


$ 155  

 

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.
 


Susan Rossiter
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday, March 17

Arte Povera


$ 155  

 

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

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

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

Supplies Needed to bring for Class:

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

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


Jacqueline Sullivan
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday, March 17

Texture Meets Metal


$ 160  

 

Students in this class will do some simple metal etching on small squares of copper or brass. These completed metal pieces will then be embedded in a textural surface. Molding paste on canvas with stencils will be used to create the textured surface. This surface will be painted with the student's choice of colors. Color theory and composition will be discussed to help students create a beautiful and unusual art piece!

Supply List Needed to Bring to class: 

Rubber Gloves
Stazon Stamp Pad
Favorite deeply etched rubber stamp that fits on a 2” x 2” square
Black Sharpie Marker
Packing Tape
Paper Towels
Notebook,
Apron
2 - 1 qt. Water containers for washing metal and rinsing brushes
 

$10 supply fee covers:
Small, square Canvas or cradled panel board
Copper and Brass 2” squares

Instructor will bring to share:
Etching solution
All paints and mediums
Some rubber stamps to share
Sandpaper
Etching containers
Stencils


 


Sandra Wallace
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday, March 17

Picking up the Broken Pieces - Create your own mosaic


$ 150  

 

In this class we will go over some basic mosaic techniques along with the mosaic tools and supplies.  By the end of the class you will leave with a finished 12 x 12 decorative stepping stone that is designed and created by you

 

$30 Materials/Kit Fee paid to instructor at beginning of class includes:
Glass tiles, Stained glass, backer board, gloves and safety glasses.

Students should bring

• An art apron/protective clothing


Tuesday & Tuesday Eve

Sophie DeCort
9:00 - 4:30 & 6:30 - 9:30
Tuesday & Tuesday Eve

Canvas Journal With Half Open Spine


$ 215  

 

Have you ever been fascinated about beautiful handmade journals but never realized “you” could make them yourself ? This workshop will submerge you step by step into making a journal from scratch. Together we will start making our own book cover with hand painted book cloth. We will build the cover, paint pages, make our own collage fodder and prepare the pages that will later be bound in our journal.
The journal will have 3 big fat signatures.  
I will teach you the basic bookbinding skills but will also show you different ways to sew the signatures into the spine.
You will take home your very own handmade journal ready to work in.

Materials Fee $15 paid at beginning of class includes:

Bookcover, waxed linen thread, bookbinding needle, collage papers, markmaking tools, my favorite typical Belgian background papers, tissue paper.
I will share with you my favorite tools (stencils, paints, sewing machine, chocolate (I am Belgian !)
 

 Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

- A few acrylic (cheap) paints plus black & white
- Acrylic ink OR golden liquid acrylics (2 colors plus black)
- Acrylic ink (2 colors)
- Self healing cutting mat
- Craft knife with shap blade
- Glue stick
- Bookbinding awl
- Black fine sharpie
- Scissors
- Ruler (at least 30 cm/12 inch)
- Old white cotton fabric/rags (NO linen !) (I use old bed sheets)
- Make up sponges
- Baby wipes
- A few of your favorite stencils
- Water container
- Spray bottle
- A few cheap paint brushes
- Assorted papers (from : vintage books, magazines, gelliprints, background paper, wallpaper, collage paper, scrapbook paper, watercolor paper, printing paper, envelops, …)
If you are traveling, we will have 5 machines available to share for this class . If you live locally, please bring your machine and let us know so we can reserve for others

Any questions : decortsophie@yahoo.com
To see more of my work : Instagram : sophiedecort
 


Tuesday Eve March 17

Nicole Austin
6:30 - 9:30
Tuesday Eve March 17

Frankenbook


$ 85  

 

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


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

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

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

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


Caitlin Dundon
6:30 - 9:30
Tuesday Eve March 17

Faux Fancy Paper


$ 85  

 

Easy and fun! Make gorgeous papers to use as wrapping paper or in collage and bookmaking. Learn how to create fancy paper from simple white butcher paper that will look like expensive handmade fancy rice paper or alligator skin paper using simple acrylic painting techniques like sponging, rolling, layering, dry brushing, scraping, scumbling and paint transferring. Great way to use up miscellaneous old paints too.

Materials Fee $10 paid at beginning of class includes:

butcher paper
use of additional paints
black gesso
brayers/sponges/tools to borrow

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

water container
paper towels/baby wipes
brushes (1 inch or larger brushes or foam brushes)
assorted acrylic paints (fluid, craft or heavy body)
white gesso
brayer if you have one
optional: wedges/mark making tools, metallic paints or additives, gloves, sponges, spray bottle

 


Helene Knott
6:30 - 9:30
Tuesday Eve March 17

Hand Dyed Embroidery Threads


$ 85  

 

Hand dyeing your own threads can give you colors and variegations not available in commercially dyed thread plus it’s easy and fun (no sewing machine needed

Materials fee $25 paid directly to instructor at beginning of class includes:
5 skeins of pearl cotton, a curing box & sponge and use of instructor’s dyes and chemicals

Supplies You Need to Bring to Class in addition to materials provided by instructor:
a pair of latex (or Nitrile) gloves that fit them and a particulate mask rated at N95
wear clothing and shoes that won’t be ruined if you get dye on them

Other Incidental Supplies:
• Lighting: additional lighting may be helpful; a portable Ott light would be appropriate. You may or may not need these things; they are mainly for comfort.
• Extension cords and plug strips (if bringing additional lighting): check to see if these will be provided or if it’s advisable to bring your own.
• A Pillow: Many venues have less than comfortable chairs, a pillow may help.

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
Tuesday Eve March 17

Feeling Groovy Mixed Media Flower Painting on Black Canvas


$ 85  

 

With spring in the air you will be feeling groovy as you create these mixed media flower paintings. They will add spring in your step and joy in your heart! With a black background and vivid colors from posca markers, washi tapes, and acrylic paints you will be sure to be delighted by the outcome.

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

12 x 16 black canvas.
Teacher will bring to share:
paints, paint brushes, posca markers, washi tapes and disposable supplies.

Supplies Needed to bring for Class:

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


Tuesday & Wednesday March 17 & 18

Lorri Scott
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday & Wednesday March 17 & 18

A Dyer's Sample Record Book


$ 320  

 

 


 

Once I started botanical dye printing I realized the possibilities are endless and I wanted to have some sort of documentation of the results. I decided to create a sample book that seems to keep evolving just as the experimentation of dyeing does. In class I will share with you the process of creating your own dye sample book. Not only is it educational but it is also a work of art.

We will experiment with a variety of botanicals (i.e eucalyptus, roses, onion skins) and rusted items using different mordants (i.e. tannin, iron, copper, soy, alum) and different types of fabrics, ribbon, vintage linens, and even some papers.

Day 1: Besides botanical and rust dyeing using a bundle and steam technique, we will experiment using natural dyes, color washes with pigment dyes, mark making using iron water or soy and discovering the difference in color after using different mordant methods. All of these fabrics and paper experimental pieces will be added and recorded in the sample book we create.

Day 2: After the fabrics are dyed, washed and dried we will use them to create a cloth book cover by ironing and sewing the fabrics to a ready cut Tintex interfacing. The book pages will be ready to join together and insert in the book with simple sewing and/or glue. One side of book page will be fabric to sew or pin our samples on, the other side will be brown kraft type paper to write our information on. You will also be given written dye recipes and “how to” instructions to add in the book.

You must be prepared to smell the heady aroma of eucalyptus and onion skins steaming and be open to the surprise transformation of the dye process. You can’t plan what will happen but that’s part of why this process is so intriguing to me and now there will be a sample record book for you to refer to.

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

Fabrics to dye print
Fusible stabilizer for book cover
Printed title and other words on fabric
Paper and interfacing for pagesSupplies You Need to Bring to Class:

Protective apron and gloves if you want other than disposable ones I provide
Scissors for paper and fabric
Small tube of quick dry tacky glue
Writing pens of your choice for notes.

Optional: The paper you get with kit will be brown kraft, if you want something different you will need to bring it.

If you have questions feel free to contact me.

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


Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Jesse Reno
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Freedom to Create - 3 Day Class


$ 450  

 

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


 


Wednesday, March 18

Nicole Austin
9:00 - 4:30
Wednesday, March 18

Image Transfer Leather Journal


$ 160  

 

Create your own unique leather journal covers with this easy and fun transfer technique! The cover will look fun, and custom with your own unique twist. We'll be creating a traveler's notebook style journal cover which we will also create our own notebooks to include inside the journals. The collage papers we'll make in the beginning of class to include inside the journal so that you have some pages started before you leave class! We'll create at least two inserts: one using watercolor paper and the other using an assortment of papers. In the end, you'll have a unique, leather-bound traveler's notebook style journal that you can use to take notes, make mixed media art journal spreads, or to use as you wish.

Materials Fee $20 paid at beginning of class includes:
Collage paper pack full of unique assortment of handmade, scrapbook, recycled, vintage papers, leather, elastic cord, assorted transfer images to choose from, watercolor paper, button (for alternate closure style)

Use of shared materials: iron, mini ironing board, acrylic paint, spray ink, stencils, mark-making tools, embellishments,
 
Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

*basic kit: scissors, glue stick, pencil, ruler
*self healing cutting mat
*awl

Optional items: *bring an iron and mini ironing board if you're local!
*if you'd like to transfer your own image, make sure to print it out onto t-shirt transfer paper for dark shirts (reverse if it has words on it). But I will have plenty to choose from!


Ingrid Dijkers
9:00 - 4:30
Wednesday, March 18

Spool Journal


$ 160  

 

While always trying to push the envelope of what constitutes a book or journal, I have developed the "Spool Journal". One day while wrapping yarn on to some of the spools from my small collection of vintage industrial spools, I started exploring the idea of using spools as a structure for journaling. I immediately got to work on creating a "Journal" with the look and feel of these old spools. I then quickly learned that I love journaling on an almost never ending page! Imagine a total of 32 feet of paper to journal on! We'll be using "Almost Asemic Writing" along with writing in this flowing style of journaling, a delightful combination! The spool is 4" X 8" tall, solid wood construction with metal bands (to replicate the look of antique spools) and includes a 16' roll of paper.

Student will leave class with a prepped Spool book. We will work on and explore some interesting techniques to use in it.

Student Level -
Beginner to Intermediate
While this is not a difficult class, it may also interest advanced students, as this is not a typical journal structure.

Kit fee of $25  Paid to Instructor at beginning of class Includes –
New construction Spool 4" X 8" tall
Labels
16' paper roll for journal
Journal closure and ribbon
Use of additional materials

Student supply list to bring to class:
Natural bristle utility brush (as found at home improvement stores)
A poem to use in your journal
Small container of off white craft paint, Gesso (NOT liquitex brand) or white house hold primer
A few of your favorite paint colors (craft paints are fine)
papers, washy tape or ephemera you might like to include
Tacky glue
Cork backed metal ruler
Pencil
An interesting large button for closure or use one I provide

If you have the following or we can share
-Heat gun


 


Caitlin Dundon
9:00 - 4:30
Wednesday, March 18

Black and White Texture Techniques


$ 160  

 

A great starting point for novices to acrylic techniques in texture, Black and White Texture Techniques is also a wonderful exploration and inspiration for intermediate and advanced students. Students will work on 12 small pieces and practice a variety of acrylic painting techniques including gesso priming, stamping, stenciling (reverse/wet stenciling), mark-making, collage with acrylic gels (novel newsprint, tissue paper, rice paper), texture in gels, molding pastes, crackle gel, crackle paste and fiber paste. Students also have the convenient option of working on one 18” x 24” wood or canvas panel OR 12 individual 6” x 6” blocks, panels, canvas boards or watercolor paper like Strathmore Artist Tiles. 

Materials Fee $20 paid at beginning of class includes:

acrylic gels
crackle gel
crackle paste
molding paste
fiber paste
mark making tools to borrow
mini collage papers kit
 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:
12 qty 6 inch x 6 inch Strathmore Artist Tiles (watercolor paper) OR one 18 inch x 24 inch canvas or wood panel or individual wood or canvas panels
white gesso
black gesso
brush (one inch flat or mop)
palette knife (plastic or metal)
water container
paper towels/baby wipes
optional: your favorite rubber stamps/stencils, collage ephemera
 


Anni Schwabe
9:00 - 4:30
Wednesday, March 18

Flora & Fauna


$ 155  

 

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


Cat Kerr
9:00 - 4:30
Wednesday, March 18

Everyday Words Chipboard Book


$ 155  

 

I'll admit it...I'm obsessed with the Gel Press! The truth is, once I start mono printing, it's really hard for me to stop! What I love most is how fun, fast and easy it is! You can work on multiple prints at one time, and before you know it you have a huge lot of prints ready to use in all sorts of ways!

I hope you can join me in my “Everyday Words” chipboard book workshop. We'll first “play” with the Gel Press. You'll learn easy mark making techniques using assorted objects found laying around the house as well as using wonderful stencils, foam stamps and so much more. We'll then create multiple page inserts using the Gel Press, assorted Deco Arts Paints, Tim Holtz cut outs and more. Then we'll move on to the cover. It will be embellished with the a newly cast centerpiece created by making a mold out of assorted found bits, ultimately ending up with a simple chipboard book that packs a punch!

Kit fee $25 paid at beginning of class includes:
6 x 6 Chipboard Book
6 x 6 Acrylic Book Cover

Teacher to supply:
6 x 6 Gel Press station with brayer, foam stamps, stencils and Creative Art Textures. Additional molds, Hot glue gun,(I will only have a handful of supplies, so if you don't want to wait, bring your own.
 
Materials Needed to Bring:
White or Black Card stock
Assorted Acrylic paint colors. Include a black and white acrylic paint
Coordinating Washi Tape
Tim Holtz Word Stickers
Tim Holtz Images (or your own black and white images)
White Water based Sharpie
Gel Medium
Coordinating Card stock
Scissors
Gold Leaf
Zig 2 way Glue Pen Chisel tip(blue)
Gold Crystal Stickers
Long assorted fabric scraps(12” -15”)
Bits to hang from the side of your journal(keys)
Amazing Casting Resin
Amazing Mold Putty
Black Dye for Resin
Something to mold. Assorted bits like a gear, key, a favorite pin. I like layering my focal so bring a few to choose from. Nothing with too much detail


Helene Knott
9:00 - 4:30
Wednesday, March 18

Ancient Icons


$ 155  

 

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. You may or may not need these things; they are mainly for comfort.
• Extension cords and plug strips (if bringing additional lighting): check to see if these will be provided or if it’s advisable to bring your own.
• A Pillow: Many venues have less than comfortable chairs, a pillow may help.


Susan Lenart-Kazmer
9:00 - 4:30
Wednesday, March 18

Rings- Caging Objects Industrial Jewelry                         


$ 160  

 

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,
 


Laurie Longberry
9:00 - 4:30
Wednesday, March 18

Southwest Hand Painted Art Quilt


$ 155  

 

In this fun multi skilled class you will learn how to do layers of Thermofax Screen printing as you build your own southwest garden. (No need to worry about drawing skills.) Then Laurie will teach you how to mix colors and hand paint your design. Finally we will work on a fiber and fabric collage layout to show case your new artwork! Add a little hand stitching and you will have a beautiful and unique art quilt.

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

misty fuse, fabric panel to paint on, classroom fabrics and fibers, Use of thermofaxes, paint, paintbrushes.

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

 5-7 fat quarters (18” x 22”) hand dyed, tone on tone, stripes, batiks
18”x 22” – piece of batting
18”x 22” – piece of backing fabric
Rotary cutter
Cutting Mat
Quilting ruler
Colored thread to match or compliment fabrics
free motion foot
a top stitching or ¼” foot
fun fibers: yarn, embroidery floss, trims, beads, etc.

Optional items: 

Inktense pencils, or blocks
 


Jacqueline Sullivan
9:00 - 4:30
Wednesday, March 18

Transparent Collage


$ 160  

 

 Students in this class will make their own collage papers with tissue and paints and textures. They will learn about color theory and building collages with acrylic mediums. The different types and uses for various acrylic mediums will be discussed. Adding imagery to your collages as well as the layout and design of a good collage will also be an integral part of the class.

Supply List Needed to Bring to class: 

 Paint brush - 1" that is good for acrylics
 Water Container – 16 to 32oz size; plastic
 Box of tall kitchen garbage bags (must have at least 10 bags)
12” x !2” or 11” x 14” canvas
 Misc collage elements, images, etc. 

$20 supply fee covers:
 Spectra Art Tissue
Acrylic Paints and mediums
Various other supplies to share.
 


Sophie DeCort
9:00 - 4:30
Wednesday, March 18

Bujo Journal


$ 160  

 

Do you like a journal in your handbag in which you can easily add or remove pages ? Well this is the one ! In this workshop you will create your very own bullet journal / planner / notebook.
Step by step I will guide you to build your own book cover with your hand painted book cloth. We will prepare pockets inside the journal covers to hold all those special collage fodders to use later on for journaling on our pages. I will bring die cutting plates for you to prepare the pages for your bujo journal but you can very well prepare the pages yourself by cutting or tearing them to the format of your journal.
At the end of the day you will have your very own planner ready to be adjusted to your needs.

Materials Fee $15 paid at beginning of class includes:

Binding rings, collage papers, my favourite handpainted papers, markmaking tools, book boards, pockets

I will have plenty of my own tools to share (die cutting machine and dies - stencils – paints – puncher – cropadile - sewing machine – chocolate (am Belgian !) )

 Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

- A few acrylic (cheap) paints plus black & white
- Glue stick
- Scissors
- Ruler (at least 30 cm-12 inch)
- Black fine sharpie
- Old white cotton fabric/rags (no linen !) (I use old bed sheets)
- Make up sponges
- Baby wipes
- A few of your favorite stencils 
- Water container
- Spray bottle
- A few cheap brushes
- Sewing machine (for the locals ; I will bring mine to share)


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

Any questions : decortsophie@yahoo.com
To see more of my work : Instagram : sophiedecort
 


Wednesday & Wednesday Eve

Helen Shafer Garcia
9:00 - 4:30 & 6:30 - 9:30
Wednesday & Wednesday Eve

Magical Beasties Tour


$ 245  

 

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
 


Laurie Mika
9:00 - 4:30 & 6:30 - 9:30
Wednesday & Wednesday Eve

Mini Clay Quilts


$ 245  

 

Back by popular command. This class sells out FAST.

In this non-traditional approach to quilt making, we will use polymer clay to create individual quilt squares. Each square will have an intricate design leading to an overall beautiful, jewel-like quilt. We will take the day to explore the many surface possibilities using polymer clay. Our experimentations in clay will push the medium to the max, emphasizing a layered approach. A myriad of mixed media techniques will be used to create each handmade quilt square. These techniques include using molds, stamping, painting the raw clay, using mica and embossing powders, gold leaf, beading and embedding metal, fabric, paper, and jewelry into the clay. By the end of the day, students will be able to arrange their squares and glue them to a substrate to create a clay quilt masterpiece! No previous clay experience necessary.

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

Acrylic paint and related supplies
Rub n Buff
Mica powders
Gel medium
Napkins for collage
Collage images for transfers
Black Staz On ink
Gold/silver leaf

Supplies You Need to Bring to Class in addition to materials provided by instructor:A small substrate-a piece of wood, MDF, or a plaque that is 6 x 6 inches. I prefer the 6 x 6 inch deep cradle (1.5 inches) birch panel boards from Blick.com

6 (2 ounce) packages of either Premo or Sculpey III polymer clay-an assortment of
related colors. Make sure the clay is soft to the touch, if it is rock hard, don’t buy it! Please condition the clay prior to class by kneading it until softened and then place it in a baggie.

Rolling pin or even PVC pipe about 1.5 inches in diameter by about 12 inches long works too.

Assorted paintbrushes to include a fine detail brush and a one-inch flat brush

Pencil with an eraser

Small bottle of Weldbond glue or other similar white glue.

Doo-Dads-like beads, charms, jewelry parts, rhinestones, rhinestone chain, ball chain, metal findings, wings, crowns, buttons and tiny frames. See pics for ideas.

Optional:
Circle or square clay (cookie) cutters (like Kemper or Ateco cutters)

A few small pieces of felt roving, fabric trim, small pieces of fabric like Sari trim/borders or lace


  


Wednesday Eve

Nicole Austin
6:30 - 9:30
Wednesday Eve

Fabric & Paper Marbling


$ 85  

 

Ever wonder how to get those beautiful, complex marbled patterns on fabric and/or paper? I'll show you how to create some simple yet stunning patterns on paper and fabric that you can use in your sewing and mixed media projects! We'll apply marbled designs to fabric as well as to paper and a paper mache box using traditional and non-traditional techniques! These will be great pieces to quilt with as well as create collages, mini books, etc. The main focus will be creating as many marbled surfaces as possible but we'll also explore how to use these pieces in mini sewing projects (bags, journals, etc) using the collage kits.

Materials fee $20 paid directly to instructor at beginning of class includes:
Collage paper pack full of unique assortment of handmade, scrapbook, recycled, vintage papers, marbled paper and marbled fabric scraps, and a paper mache box.
Use of shared materials: Paper/Fabric marbling kits which include marbling ink, alum, carageenan, synthetic gall, droppers, combs

Supplies You Need to Bring to Class in addition to materials provided by instructor:
None! All are included!

Optional items: Heat gun would be great to help speed up drying time on paper prints. Fabric scraps or extra paper scraps you'd like to experiment on. Make as many pieces as possible for use in later projects!


Jennifer MacLean
6:30 - 9:30
Wednesday Eve

Exciting Vivid Ink Mixed Media Pendants


$ 85  

 


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.


Deb Prewitt
6:30 - 9:30
Wednesday Eve

Introduction to Zentangle® Basics


$ 85  

 

The Zentangle® Method is intuitive, fun, destressing, meditative, mindful, and increases focus and attention. In this Intro Level class you will learn the basics of the art and the background of this beautiful art form, and how you can use it in your own artistic practice. It is all about lines, shapes, and patterns, and everyone can do it. It can be simple or complex, depending on how you like to work. You can’t do it wrong.
Once you have learned the basics of the Zentangle Method, it is easy to apply the ideas and principles to other aspects of your life and your art.
The Zentangle® Method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. It was created by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas. "Zentangle" is a registered trademark of Zentangle, Inc. Learn more at zentangle.com.

Kit Fee of $12 payable to instructor at beginning of class covers all supplies 
Kit includes: pens, pencil, blending stump, tiles, and a bag to keep everything in. And probably chocolate – because we always need a treat!
 


LeBrie Rich
6:30 - 9:30
Wednesday Eve

Craft for A Cause


$ 0  

 

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!


Susan Rossiter
6:30 - 9:30
Wednesday Eve

Gyotaku Fish Printing


$ 85  

 

A form of nature printing, Japanese fishermen in the mid-1800’s kept ink and rice paper on their boats to make prints of the fish they caught. This was how they recorded different fish species and their sizes for bragging rights. In this class, we’re going to make several Gyotaku prints and enhance them with watercolor, inks, and acrylics. These prints are beautiful even without the enhancements and make wonderful gifts. No fish will be injured in this class! Feel free to email with questions. Susan.Rossiter@yahoo.com

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

Handout, Beautiful handmade paper pack and collage papers for embellishment, folder to take your prints home, use of inks, dotting tools, watercolors and Golden transparent acrylics, iridescent and metallic; use of my realistic molded fish and sea creatures.

Supplies Needed to bring for Class:

Watercolor set, any fluid acrylics and inks you already have, brushes, water container, permanent ink pad like “Stayz on” in black or dark brown, black micron pen, white gel pen

      

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


Susan Schenk
6:30 - 9:30
Wednesday Eve

Stencils, Maps and Collage: Downsized


$ 85  

 

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
 


Helene Knott
6:30 - 9:30
Wednesday Eve

Fabric Feathers


$ 85  

 

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. You may or may not need these things; they are mainly for comfort.
• Extension cords and plug strips (if bringing additional lighting): check to see if these will be provided or if it’s advisable to bring your own.
• A Pillow: Many venues have less than comfortable chairs, a pillow may help.

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.


Wednesday & Thursday

Jenny Doh
9:00 - 4:30
Wednesday & Thursday

Magical Oil Portraits


$ 320  

 

ALLA PRIMA WITH PHOTO REFERENCES
The method I teach is classified as “alla prima” or (wet on wet), also known as “direct painting.” In this workshop, we will use reference photos of portraits. With these references, I will show you how I prepare my substrate and then how I create overall strokes to plan the face and then fill in details in a manner that captures the essence of the face, and not just the likeness.

SUPPLIES & ORGANIZATION
I will share details of my supplies and my organizational methods, as well as tips on how to draw accurately, and the fundamentals of color mixing. I will also share finishing methods that I consider the final magical moments of portrait painting.

LESS ABOUT INTUITION, MORE ABOUT ACCURACY
Though intuition is an element that each of us will use in the class, this is not a typical “intuitive” class where anything goes. It is more of a technical class where we observe deeply, measure accurately, put on strokes of paint that are as true to the colors and values of our subjects. We will discuss concepts of realism, while aiming for magical realism, where we look within to make adjustments to the paint that we transfer from our brushes to our substrates, to make real, the vision of what we are painting and how we want our painting to look.

TECHNIQUES
o Overview of tools and materials with principles of best practices in terms of handling paints, mediums, and caring for tools
o Basic principles of color-mixing
o How to tone the board
o How to make a rough drawing of subject onto the bord
o How to start painting the values from light, medium to dark
o How to add color onto the value strokes
o How to add finishing touches
o How to transport and care for an oil painting (Note: oil paints take longer to dry than other paints. Please bring a small, shallow container like a shallow cardboard box or Tupperware to place your painting in so that it can be transported without being touched. Another option is to find an old hardcover book that is slightly larger (about an inch or two on all sides) than the bord and bring that book. I’ll show you how to gut the pages out and transform it into a carrying devise.

SKILL LEVEL
All

MEDIUM
Oil paint on gessobord

STUDENT SUPPLY LIST
For your convenience, I will provide walnut oil medium, mineral spirits, palette paper, and all oil paints for each participant. This will help you use and understand my favorite paints before you make the investment into buying actual paints from my list. So in terms of what else you need to bring, here is the list:
o SUBJECTS: Reference photos of people’s faces stored on your smart phone or tablet (like an iPad), devises fully charged. If you have an old family photo, take a photo of that photo and store it onto your devise. Photos with high contrast (lights and darks) is recommended. If you don’t have a photo, I will have many photo references that you can use.
o SUBSTRATES: 2 or 3 Ampersand Gessobord (cradled or flat): Some of the sizes I like using are 6x6, 6x8, 8x8 and 8x10 inches. Make sure the bords do not have canvas texture or any texture to them. Just the smooth ampersand gessobords.
o KNIFE: 1 small palette knife
o PAINTBRUSHES: I use short flat brushes. They are also called “brights.” Do not bring long flats, which look like short flat/brights. I like either the Robert Simmons Titanium or the Shiraz brushes by Rosemary & Co.

o Robert Simmons Titanium, Bright
? One size 1
? Two size 4
? One size 12
OR
o Shiraz, Bright by Rosemary & Co.
? One size 1
? Two size 4
? One size 10
o EASEL: If you have a collapsible table easel (aluminum or wood) please bring it. If you don’t have an easel, bring a large roll of paper towels.
o OPTIONAL: Panel holder. Not required but very nice to have.
o MISC: Paper towels, baby wipes, apron, two small jars with lids

KIT FEE: $10 (to be paid to the instructor by cash or check at time of class)
Includes paints, medium, mineral spirits, palette paper
 


Kristen Penrod
9:00 - 4:30
Wednesday & Thursday

2nd Star to the Right


$ 295  

 

“Up Up and Away!” Admit one into Neverland! Each student will learn quickly how to transform toys, found objects, and a main character into their own personal imaginary Neverland. Each Neverland will look totally different than the other. Learn how to combine all these different objects to look like one cohesive balanced work of art. Get equated with my specific process with primers and washes of acrylics that create depth. Train your brain to think more creatively for your piece, with your title, your story….and create something magical. You will receive: detailed pre-class and class packet, main character, wings, access to my paints and unique supplies not found at hobby lobby or Michaels…I’ll be bringing Precut toys, found objects, prizes, and goodie bags to make sure your work comes out spectacular. Please come and join me on this trip and enjoy the ride. What? Not sure? Go to my website:


Supplies to bring to class:
Golden Fluid Acrylics: Quinacridone Nickel Azo gold, Van Dyke Brown, Dioxazine Purple, Permanent Violet Dark, and Anthraquinone Blue are some favorite colors….
Gesso – Black and White
Apoxy Sculpt – ¼ lb. or more
Unique Small Found Objects – think tiny! (see pre-class packet)
Brushes: a few new detail brushes (1” flat, liner, filbert) and a two inexpensive 1” hog Bristle brushes from home depot
Precut wood from Michaels (approximately 6” X 12”) if your substrate is not a toy (see pre-class packet)
(optional) Used toys that move, characters, enclosures (see pre-class packet)

Class Supply Fee: $30.00 Includes:
Detailed Pre-class and class packet, access to all paint, palette, textures, precut and preselected toys, found objects, character, wings, glues, etc.
 


Thursday March 19

Cat Kerr
9:00 - 4:30
Thursday March 19

3 Layer Cake, I mean Shadowbox!


$ 155  

 

One of my favorite places... Disney's Hollywood Studios in Orlando Florida. I especially love walking through the Walt Disney exhibit. Part of the exhibit includs Walt's early work on film including a display showing how he came up with the feel of dimension in his early films. He did this simply by layering images on top of each other. I remember telling my hubby that it reminded me of a cake...layers upon layers of artsy creative goodness.

This shadowbox was inspired by that design, my love for dimensional art and by the always inspiring Walt Disney himself. His quote “Keep moving forward” sits gently on my shoulder as I continue on my creative journey.
 

Materials Fee $30 paid at beginning of class includes:
4 x 6 Joggles Shadowbox Shrine
Clear Craft Plastic Sheet
1 Vintage Image of Woman(or you can email me an image you want to use)
Nails
Frame template
4 Wood Blocks

Teacher to supply: Gel Press Stations with Brayers, foam stamps, stencils and Creative Art Textures (I will only have a handful amount of supplies so if you don't want to share, bring your own.)

Supplies Needed to Bring to Class:

Acrylic Paints of Choice
Washi tape to match your paint choices
Black Card stock
Large Glue Stick
Aleens Tacky Glue
Black Ink Pad
Scissors
Hammer
Stickles Glitter Glue
White Water based Sharpie
Text Stickers
24 gauge Blackened steel wire or whatever wire you have available, just make sure it's thin. 
Utility Knife and small mat pad for cutting 
Needle and thread
Assorted bits you want to include in your shadowbox. Fiber scraps, buttons, beads. Nothing to bulky.


 


Caitlin Dundon
9:00 - 4:30
Thursday March 19

Fun and Fancy Calligraphy


$ 160  

 

Learn the basics of pointed pen calligraphy, the style of calligraphy used by many modern calligraphers especially in the wedding industry. From how to use these beautiful dip pens, recommended inks and papers, to tips and tricks for addressing envelopes, working on greeting cards, and even a quote or poem layout. With Fun and Fancy Calligraphy, students are encouraged to create their own style of calligraphy and are not forced to do repetitive copying, but rather inspired by lots of hands on demos and individual one-on-one training to improve hand position and handwriting strength. No experience necessary

Materials Fee $10 paid at beginning of class includes:

Starter calligraphy kit with nib, penholder, inks
greeting cards, envelopes and place cards
alphabet guides
practice papers
 
Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

2 sheets (or more) of hot press watercolor paper 9 inch x 12 inch (Fabriano Artistico is nice brand)
pencil
ruler and/or small triangle (if you have one)
 


Susan Lenart-Kazmer
9:00 - 4:30
Thursday March 19

Liquid ENAMELS-Expressions in Glass                            


$ 160  

 

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)


Laurie Longberry
9:00 - 4:30
Thursday March 19

Nature Inspired Stitch and Paint


$ 155  

 

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

In this class, students will be taking a queue from Mother Nature and their own fabric choices. Students will be able to work on a 16” x 16 “ or smaller piece.
We will start by learning how to sew our curvy foundations. Then we will layout the designs elements that we wish to paint, followed by exploring different free motion stitching options. Finally, we will learn basic fabric painting techniques to add depth to our design elements. This class is incorporates many options for designs as well as fun little tricks to make things easier!

A sewing machine with a free motion foot and either a topstitching or a ¼” foot is a must.

We have 5 machines available to borrow if you can’t bring your own. Please contact Liz Kettle lizkettle@gmail.com to reserve your machine.
  

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

Printed instructions, paint, freezer paper, use of intense pencils and blocks, paint plates, water containers, tissues, basting spray, and marking pencils.

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

 5-8 fat quarters (18” x 22”) – hand dyed, tone on tone, batiks, and small to medium abstract prints all make good choices. If you wish to do a landscape, think sky, background, middle ground and foreground. One of the fat quarters will be used as binding fabric.

18”x 18” – piece of batting
18”x18” – piece of backing fabric
Rotary cutter
Cutting Mat
Quilting ruler
White, Dark and a Neutral colored thread
Colored thread to match fabrics if desired

Optional items:
Inktense pencils, or blocks
 


Laurie Mika
9:00 - 4:30
Thursday March 19

Encrusted Hearts


$ 160  

 

Back by popular command.  This class sells out FAST.

The inspiration for these encrusted hearts came from two sources: the first being my small embedded heart pendants which in turn were inspired by Mexican folk art hearts that are often embellished with milagros, the small tin pieces traditionally used for healing purposes. Milagro means miracle and they were often attached to sacred objects to give thanks for answered prayers. Milagros are also carried for protection and good luck. Students will learn a variety of techniques working with polymer clay including stamping, painting, using gold leaf and embedding a variety of objects into clay. Students will also learn techniques for covering objects in clay and for altering their wood substrates. The end result is a beautiful, richly embellished “encrusted” heart that can hang on the wall and provide a bit of good fortune too!

Materials fee $10 paid directly to instructor at beginning of class includes:
a wood heart substrate, gold/silver leaf, and use of paint, mica powders, Rub n Buff, Staz-On inkpad, dimensional paint, gel medium


Supplies You Need to Bring to Class in addition to materials provided by instructor:
A total of 4 small (2 ounce) packages of either Sculpey III or Premo polymer clay:
2 that are one color and 2 that are another related color (the colors of clay will not end up mattering very much as we alter the surface!) Make sure clay is somewhat soft to the touch before buying. If it feels rock hard, don’t buy it! Please condition clay prior to class by kneading it until soft, then roll into a ball and then storing it in a baggie.

A small wood substrate: either 4 x 6 inches or 5x5 inches-I prefer the Blick Studio Artists Wood Panels, the deep cradle (1.5”) birch panels as the sides are great to alter.

Rolling pin or even a piece of large (1.5 “) diameter PVC pipe works (about 10-12 inches long)

Paintbrushes to include a fine detail brush and a one-inch brush.

A pencil with an eraser

A small bottle of Weldbond glue (Michaels or Ace Hardware)

Lots of SMALL doo-dads to embed in clay like charms, buttons, glass rhinestones, a crown for the top, pearls, milagros, jewelry parts, ball chain, rhinestone chain, beads, metal findings and small personal items of significance. See pics for ideas. (no acrylic or self-adhesive doodads)
 


LeBrie Rich
9:00 - 4:30
Thursday March 19

Felted Beret


$ 150  

 

The beret is a good introduction to felted hats; its simple shape and iconic spike lend themselves to infinite variation. We will use wool roving and a plastic resist to make the beret with wet felting. You’ll learn how to calculate for shrinkage to make a beret that really fits. Then you’ll learn how to lay out the fiber in strategic layers and felt it into fabric using hot water and soap. Finally we’ll full (shrink) the beret down to size and block it for a professional finish.

Making a beret does not require a headblock or stiffeners, so after this class students will be able to make berets at home without special equipment. This class is best for those with some felting experience or scrappy beginners. Felting is physical and requires some stamina and upper arm strength.


Materials Fee $25 payable to instructor at beginning of class

Bring to Class:
If you are local, please bring two old bath towels and a sharp pair of scissors. 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)
Some people like to bring a plastic bag to take the finished product home in because it will be a little wet. (not required)
 


Susan Woodworth
9:00 - 4:30
Thursday March 19

English Cottage Birdhouse


$ 150  

 

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.

 


Rodriguez & Girod
9:00 - 4:30
Thursday March 19

Layerd Pages


$ 155  

 

Create a little fabric book using a variety of surface design methods to create backgrounds for a variety of focal points (floral or bird themed). This book has a little of everything stamping, stenciling, screen printing, foiling, collage, embroidery, beading, wool applique, found objects, and more.


Materials Fee $35 paid at beginning of class includes
Hand-dyed osnaburg, batting, beads, embellishments, thermofax screen, foil, scraps of velvet, wool, lace, and ribbons. Use of stamps, stencils, paints, thermofax screens, and markers.

Students Need to Bring to Class:
Embroidery scissors (cut to point), thimble, and pins


Susan Schenk
9:00 - 4:30
Thursday March 19

Collage Your Pet:


$ 150  

 

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!


Eric Scott
9:00 - 4:30
Thursday March 19

Layer by Layer


$ 155  

 

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
 


Marillyn Stablein
9:00 - 4:30
Thursday March 19

Book Shrines


$ 150  

 

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. 


Anni Schwabe
9:00 - 4:30
Thursday March 19

Mist


$ 155  

 

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


Lorri Scott
9:00 - 4:30
Thursday March 19

Homage to Rust and Leaves


$ 160  

 

info to come

Materials Fee $20 paid at beginning of class includes:

 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:


Thursday Eve

Nicole Austin
6:30 - 9:30
Thursday Eve

Altered Moleskine Journal


$ 85  

 

One of my favorite things to do is journal on the go! When my kids were little, I found it hard to pack a bunch of supplies with me, plus I didn't always have a lot of time to art journal, so my usual painting methods felt extravagant and hard to make time for. So I started carrying a Moleskine Cahier journal with me and a few dry supplies (paper, stickers, vintage playing cards, recycled junk mail, envelopes, library cards, washi tape, etc) and I found that I could create pages FULL of color and texture without any water-based media at all! It was so freeing! I'd love to share an evening showing you how to create tons of pages in your own journals whether it's for memory keeping, list-making, art journaling, and more! We'll explore how to build layers, focal images, grids, list making/planner-style layouts, how to incorporate photos, stamping, creative & decorative lettering techniques. I'll also talk about my favorite journaling supplies, how/why I use them, and more!

Materials Fee $20 paid at beginning of class includes:

Moleskine Cahier journal, collage paper pack full of unique assortment of handmade, scrapbook, recycled, vintage papers, ephemera (labels, tickets, book plates, playing cards, etc)

Use of shared materials: stamps, ink, stickers, labels, gel pens, paint markers, vintage ephemera (playing cards, post cards, labels, tickets, book pages, etc), collage images, paint pens
 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:
*basic kit: scissors, glue stick, pencil, ruler
*everything else included!!

Optional items: *photos, ephemera, your favorite papers, scraps, favorite pens, washi tape, etc. Don't worry, though, I'll have plenty to share!

 


Jennifer MacLean
6:30 - 9:30
Thursday Eve

Juicy Affirmation Cards for the Soul


$ 85  

 

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.

 

 


 

 


 


Libby Williamson
6:30 - 9:30
Thursday Eve

Feathered Strokes


$ 85  

 

Convert a deconstructed paint brush into a delightful bit of whimsy. Using feathers, gelatin plate printing, stencils, stamps, and paint we will explore some quick and easy mark-making techniques to add layers of paint onto fluffy, white goose feathers. By replacing the bristles of a household paint brush with these colorful feathers, a magical transformation shall result.

Materials Fee $15 Includes everything you need for class!!
 

Supplies Needed to bring for Class: An art apron and a sense of adventure.


Susan Rossiter
6:30 - 9:30
Thursday Eve

Happy Hour Scribble Flowers


$ 85  

 

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

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

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


Eric Scott
6:30 - 9:30
Thursday Eve

Transitional Spaces


$ 85  

 

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
 


Jacqueline Sullivan
6:30 - 9:30
Thursday Eve

Totally Transfers


$ 85  

 

 I love image transfers! Sometimes using them as the focal image in a collage and other times just to add a little extra to an art piece. An image transfer is, to put it simply, the act of transferring an image from one source to another. Depending upon what material you are wanting to transfer onto will depend on what type of transfer method you want to use. In this class we will explore many ways to add image transfers to paper wood and fabric. Transfers are transparent, allowing you to layer images and let the surface design show through. The transferred image often is a more integral part of the final work because of its transparency.  Depending on the method, some transfers create a lovely aged and distressed image due to the natural imperfection of the technique.

Supply List Needed to Bring to class: 

1” paint brush made for acrylics (a golden taklon brush is highly recommended)
9 x 12 Strathmore #300 watercolor pad
water container – 32 oz plastic

 $10 supply fee covers:

All transfer images
 Fluid Acrylics and mediums
 All transfer materials
 


 


LeBrie Rich
6:30 - 8:30
Thursday Eve

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.


Helene Knott
6:30 - 9:30
Thursday Eve

3 Dimensional Fabric Pebbles


$ 85  

 

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. You may or may not need these things; they are mainly for comfort.
• Extension cords and plug strips (if bringing additional lighting): check to see if these will be provided or if it’s advisable to bring your own.
• A Pillow: Many venues have less than comfortable chairs, a pillow may help.

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.


Thursday & Friday

Sophie DeCort
9:00 - 4:30
Thursday & Friday

Inky Fabric Journal


$ 320  

 

Get lost in “Your World” of papers, fabrics, inks and buttons !
In this intensive workshop we will work with as much as possible different kind of papers and combine them with fabric, lace and buttons. During these 3 days I will submerge you with different techiques to give colored dimensions to your pages. I will show you a bookbinding technique where we use buttons to hold your signatures. You will take home a journal that never tires to flick through.
 

Materials Fee $20 paid at beginning of class includes:

Gesso, Waxed linen thread, bookcovers, bookbinding needle, my favorite Belgian papers, lace, underpaper, newsprint paper,
I share my travel sewing machine, stencils, stamps, paints, inks and stamping brush, chocolates (not to miss)
 

 Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

- 3 colors of liquid acrylics (golden), colors that you like seeing together (try to work around a color for your book (paint as well as fabric) I like to mingle quinacridone Nickel Azo Gold with any kind of blue-green and Carbon Black but choose colors that match your fabrics )
- Fabric :
You can for sure bring scraps or ribbons that are sold for quilting
Think wide spectrum : scraps of : lace, curtains, old clothes, bed sheets, linen, old bags, scarves, sofa’s, a few printed cotton fabrics
Old white cotton (bed sheets ?), check flea markets 
- Self healing cutting mat
- eyelet setter (max 1 or 1.5 mm opening = 1/16”)
- Craft knife (sharp blade)
- 2 big glue sticks
- Black fine sharpie
- Scissors
- Ruler (at least 40cm – 16 inch)
- Baby wipes
- Water container
- Spray bottle
- 3 paint brushes : (1 bristle brush 1 inch – 1 soft nylon 1 inch – 1 soft nylon 1/5 inch)
- Watercolor paper : 
20 PAGES of watercolor paper size : 4.5-5.5 inch 
You can use all same thickness of paper (I like a variety of thickness in the paper I use in my books)
Thickness can be 85 lb (180 gr) / 100 lb (260 gr) / 140 lb (300 gr)
You can use Canson, Bristol paper (no preference here)
It is very important your papers are cut to size prior to the class
- Assorted papers (just a few)
From : vintage books, old handwritten papers, magazines, gelliprints, background papers, painted underpaper, collage paper, scrapbook paper, printing paper, tracing paper (varying thickness is great), wax paper…

- Embellishments : embroidery floss, lace, buttons (for your spine), ribbons, beads,
- Sewing machine

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

Any questions : decortsophie@yahoo.com
To see more of my work : Instagram : sophiedecort
 


Friday March 20

Thomas Ashman
9:00 - 4:30
Friday March 20

Dollies de los Muertos


$ 160  

 

Día de los Muertos (Day of the dead) is a holiday celebrated throughout Mexico and by people of Mexican ancestry living in other places. The multi-day holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died, and help support their spiritual journey. The unique food, activities, and art that surrounds the celebration is simply astonishing! Drawing inspiration from the rich and colorful traditions of the holiday, students will transform a thrift store “rescue” porcelain doll into a beautiful tribute to those who have gone before us. Students will learn how to deconstruct a porcelain doll down to its base form, easy and quick ways to dye different types of fabrics for spectacular effects, how to paint the face with traditional (or not) design elements, how to accessorize like a professional designer, and how to walk that fine line between glamorous gothic gorgeous and horrible Halloween hokey. And of course we’ll build a rugged stand to display your decomposing debutante… Hey, just because you’re dead, doesn’t mean you can’t look fabulous, right?

$30 Materials fee paid to instructor at beginning of class includes:
 wood base/copper tube/hardware for stand, all the black and white paint you can use, a fancy new marabou wig for your dolly, dress dyes and darkeners, glue, tape, wire, terrifying trims & freaky fabrics, and lots of other creepy and cool stuff and nonsense to accessorize your dolly. 

Students must come to class with the following: one porcelain doll with the clothes still on it, some good scissors, a few different sizes of very fine tipped paintbrushes, any favorite beads, old jewelry, dark fabrics & ribbons, and any other spooky stuff you may have lying around. www.blacksheepartist.com


Ingrid Dijkers
9:00 - 4:30
Friday March 20

The Chimera Codex


$ 160  

 

Using a bit of artistic license, we'll construct a medieval manuscript documenting Chimeras and similar creatures typical of the time ... or in our own minds. Our main focus will be on preparing this codex and making it ready to accommodate all our quirky constructions on gilded pages. A few collage sheets will be provided and more are available for purchase. Join us in creating this delightful and generous sized journal (8 1/2" X 13"). You'll only need to bring a few other basic supplies that you probably already have on hand.

Student will leave class with a bound book while also learning background and various doodling techniques.

Student Level -
Beginner to Intermediate
While this is not a difficult class, it may also interest advanced students, as this is not a typical book structure.

Kit fee of $25  paid to instructor at begining of class Includes –
Book Structure parts. Covers, pages, binding rings
Box board for pages
A few collage sheets
Use of additional materials

Student supply list to bring to class
Old paper back book
Off white, black, gold metallic craft paint (and a couple of other colors you like)
Elmer's Glue
Scissors
Cuticle scissors (with a curved tip)
Cork backed metal ruler
Natural bristle utility brush (as found at home improvement stores) and a couple of smaller brushes


If you have the following or we can share
-Heat gun


 

  


Deborah Fell
9:00 - 4:30
Friday March 20

The Stitch Line as a Brush Stroke


$ 160  

 

Our world moves very fast. This retreat-like workshop focuses on slowing down and relishing in process rather than product. Supplies needed are minimal and no machine is necessary. So grab a bag of fabric scraps and your favorite hand sewing tools, and jump on board. This is not a technique workshop where you learn how to hand stitch. The focus is on using the stitch line as mark making on cloth. The stitch marks are the brush strokes that make the composition complete. The Gee’s Bend Quilters, along with Boro and Kantha stitching practices will be examined. Students will explore personal mark making preferences, with the power of parallel play in groups.

 Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

o Bag of fabric scraps
o Fabric stores often have small packages of charms
o Half yard of solid linen like material
o OR—purchase a half yard cut from Fibers on A Whim (they will be at A&S)
o We do not need yardage
o OR—purchase a Boro bag of scraps from Ruth Chandler
• A variety of small amounts of sheer fabric
• Sewing tools:
o Scissors
o Needles that fit your thread—I recommend chenille needles
o Pearl cotton—size 8 or 12 works well (I don’t recommend embroidery floss.)
o Needle threader
o Needle grabber
o Straight pins
o Any other tools you enjoy using
  


Helen Shafer Garcia
9:00 - 4:30
Friday March 20

Natural Curiosities Journaling


$ 160  

 

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
Friday March 20

 Bezel Setting Stone                 


$ 160  

 

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,


Laurie Mika
9:00 - 4:30
Friday March 20

Hamsa House Shrines


$ 260  

 

This small shrine was inspired by the Israeli polymer clay guild artists I met on my travels to Israel where every artist I met had a hamsa hanging in their home as a sign of protection and to ward off evil spirits. The color palette I selected in my sample is reminiscent of the blues and golds seen in much of the art in Israel. Students in this class will create their own shrine with an embedded hamsa in the center. We will learn techniques for altering the surface of clay with rubber stamps, gold leaf, paint and embedded jewelry parts and findings. Students will also use molds to create their hamsa. Additional napkin collage techniques will be shared for the sides of the house substrate. The end project is a beautiful little house that can be hung on the wall or can sit on a shelf….and it will offer your home protection! 

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

custom made house substrate that measures 7 x 3.5 x1.5 inches, gold leaf, acrylic paint, Rub n Buff, gel medium, and napkins for collage.

Supplies You Need to Bring to Class:

2 ( 2 ounce) packages of Premo or Sculpey III polymer clay, both the same color. Make sure when buying your clay that it is somewhat soft to the touch and that you can dent it. If it feels rock hard, don’t buy it! Please make sure to condition clay before class by kneading it until softened and then placing it in a baggie.

Rolling pin or even PVC pipe about 1.5 inches in diameter by about 12 inches long works too.

Assorted paintbrushes to include a fine detail brush and a one-inch flat brush

Pencil with an eraser

Small bottle of Weldbond glue or other similar white glue.

Doo-Dads-like beads, charms, jewelry parts, rhinestones, rhinestone chain, ball chain, metal findings, wings, crowns, buttons and bead caps. See pics for ideas. Stay away from plastic/adhesive back rhinestones.

Optional: a favorite napkin for collaging


Deb Prewitt
9:00 - 4:30
Friday March 20

Mixed Media Gardenscape


$ 150  

 

We will be learning various mixed media techniques and practicing layers and creating a messy underpainting that will become a whimsical mini-series inspired by your own gardens and imagination. We will be playing with collage, acrylic paints, various water soluable products, inks, pens, etc. 

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

use of instructor’s supplies: collage papers, gel medium, acrylic paints, paint markers, distress crayons, water soluble products, various pens, and whatever else might be in my toolbox
Students Need to Bring to Class:

apron & gloves, paper towels, water spray bottle, several paintbrushes, set of 4 wood panels (10x10 or smaller). 


 


Trish McKinney
9:00 - 4:30
Friday March 20

Nature’s Palette


$ 155  

 

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: everything will be provided!

optional materials to bring: favorite brushes, mark-making tools, palette knife, & stencils (only, if you have them) 

Art Materials Provided & Sponsored by: Golden, Ampersand, Princeton Brush Co. 
Trish will bring 22x30 sheets of Arches 140lb. hot press watercolor paper for student’s to purchase during class if they work quickly and need more paper than what will be provided.

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

 


Eric Scott
9:00 - 4:30
Friday March 20

Creative Prayer Book


$ 155  

 

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

 


Jacqueline Sullivan
9:00 - 4:30
Friday March 20

Designing the Abstract Painting - A Cruciform


$ 160  

 

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

Supply List Needed to Bring to class: 

Stretched Canvas or panel board – at least 12” in one direction and no larger than 24” in any direction.
An assortment of brushes suitable for acrylics to include a 1” flat brush
Water container for rinsing brushes – at least 32 oz.
Paper Towels
Notebook
Apron if desired
 

$10 supply fee covers:
Fluid acrylics – 8 colors
Hi Flow Acrylics – 2 – 4 colors
All Acrylic mediums
Other tools for sharing.
 


Libby Williamson
9:00 - 4:30
Friday March 20

Wonky Sisters


$ 160  

 

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.
 


Cat Kerr
9:00 - 4:30
Friday March 20

Joy Seeker Soldered Spools


$ 155  

 

My most sacred time of the day,...dawn. These pieces were inspired by that morning goodness and by the wonderful poem "Why I wake Early" by Mary Oliver. I hope you'll join me as we create easy, rustic, soldered spools using brass metal and a soldering iron. Then we'll create a lovely mini journal page using paints, stencils, stamps and we'll incorporate a gentle reminder to cherish the start of a new day.

"Good morning Good Morning Good Morning. Watch now how I start the day in happiness, in kindness" Mary Oliver

Kit fee $20 payable to instructor at beginning of class includes:
2 pieces of already cut pipe, 4 brass circles, 4 jump rings, and 1 pc. of 24” 2mm leather cord. If you do not get the kit just be sure to get everything on the material list.

Supplies needed to bring to class:
1/2” Brass Pipe available
5/8” Brass circles available
Copper Tinned Wire available
Ultra Fine Steel Wool #0000
Pipe cutter
Dowel or Round metal mandrel 1/4”
Wire Cutter
Wood handle Tweezers/clamps available
Emery board
Gel Flux available
Brush for Patina

Renaissance Wax
Soft Cloth
Old Cookie Sheet
100 watt soldering iron available here
Heavy duty stand with moist sponge available here
Small Heat board or Solderite Board
Wood handle Tweezers
Gel Flux
Flux Brush
Sal Ammoniac Block available here
Goggles available here
Amerway Lead Free Solder (this is my solder of choice but any lead free solder will work)
Card Stock
3-4 favorite paint colors(I will have some but if you dont want to use my colors bring your own)
scissors
Paint Sponges
Markers
White Waterbased Sharpie available
Glue Stick
String/Ribbon
Beads
Leather Cord/Chain

Teacher to provide:
pipe cutters, gel press stations, stencils, texture plates, stamps,rotary tool for faux stitches,printed quotes patina station,paper plates, gloves, baking soda, fire extinguisher, Assorted items to make texture

 

 

 

 

 

  


Ruth Chandler
9:00 - 4:30
Friday March 20

Boro Deconstructed Collage (The Art of Tattered Rags)


$ 150  

 

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

Supply Fee  $40 payabale to instructor at beginning of class includes:
Everything you need to construct your Boro piece
Front , back and batting
Indigo dyed fabric by Ruth
Great  Japenese fabric that Ruth collects
Needles
Thread

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

Chocolate to share
 


Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Jenny Doh
9:00 - 4:30
Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Painting By Heart - 3 Day Acrylic


$ 465  

 

DAY 1
On the first day, I will demonstrate and teach a maximalist approach with numerous ways to help you manipulate and apply paint onto a canvas so that you can build up layers, avoiding over-blending and always maintaining a staccato-esque “grabability” with each layer. The first part of the class will move quickly on purpose, to get you to stop over-thinking and simply try the methods out quickly. Later in this first day, we will segue into legato-esque methods that allow our canvases to intersect with our intuitive subjects as we each make decisions, solve problems, and wrestle with the resounding “what next?” to bring forth a visual narrative onto the canvas.

DAYS 2 & 3
On the second and third days, we will embark on selecting one of our canvases from the first day to deliberately paint a subject using a photo reference. This reference can be a portrait, a figure, an animal, flowers, landscape … anything you want to paint, we can paint on top of a canvas in ways that will excite you and empower you as a painter. As time allows, you will toggle back and forth from the first-day canvas and the second/third day canvas to have two to three canvases that emerge as “finished” or almost finished. The result will be one where you leave class with a host of methods that allow you to paint intuitively and representationally.

TECHNIQUES
o Overview of tools and materials with principles of best practices in terms of handling paints and caring for tools
o Warm-up exercises to get our mindsets into new ways of thinking and seeing and feeling
o Demonstration and teaching of how to build layers of paint on a blank canvas using 15+ methods
o Discussion of concepts drawn from literature that have applicaions on how to overcome creative barriers during the creative process
o Discussion of lifelong journey involving how to make the art we make our own by reaching deep into who we are and allowing who we are to be expressed on our canvases
o Principles of solving problems and deciding when a work is finished or finished for the time being
o How to look at and discover concepts that the canvas communicates and how to coax such concepts out into distinctive imagery
o How to apply representational concepts onto the canvas by working with references and quiet the background, and when appropriate, to add shadows for still life-inspired images

SKILL LEVEL
All

MEDIUM
Acrylic paint on stretched canvas

STUDENTS NEED TO BRING TO CLASS
o 3-4 stretched canvases: 18x24 inches is a good size or something close to that size
o Fluid Acrylic paints by Golden:
o Titanium White
o Carbon Black
o Titan Buff
o Raw Umber
o Ultramarine Blue
o Cadmium Red (or pyrrole red)
o Diarylide Yellow
o OPTIONAL: Naples Yellow, Prussian Blue, Green Gold, Teal, Phthalo Green, Fluorescent Pink (heavy body)
o Heavy Body acrylics by Holbein
o Jaune Brilliant
o Aqua blue
o Acrylic inks: Golden High Flow acrylics in black and white
o Fineline precision applicators (gauge 20)
o Derwent inktense pencil (ink black)
o Palette knife
o SUBJECTS: Reference photos of subjects to that you’d like to paint on the second day stored on your smart phone or tablet (like an iPad), devices fully charged. If you have an old family photo, take a photo of that photo and store it onto your devise. Photos with high contrast (lights and darks) is recommended. If you don’t have a photo, I will have many photo references that you can use.
o PAINTBRUSHES: I use short flat brushes. They are also called “brights.” Do not bring long flats, which look like short flat/brights. I recommend either the Dick Blick Scholastic OR Robert Simmons Titanium, both available on dickblick.com.
o Blick Scholastic Wonder White Brushes (long blue handles)
? One size 12
? One size 20
OR
o Robert Simmons Titanium (long silver handles)
? One size 4
? One size 12
o EASEL: If you have a collapsible table easel (aluminum or wood) please bring it. If you don’t have an easel, bring a large roll of paper towels.
o MISC: Paper towels, baby wipes, apron, container for water

KIT FEE: If you bring paints as recommended and use your own paints, there is no kit fee. If you bring paints but don’t bring the ones I recommend and you end up using my paints, the fee will be $10 (to be paid to the instructor by cash or check at beginning of class)


 


Saturday March 21

Kim Baise
9:00 - 4:30
Saturday March 21

Papier Mache Workshop


$ 150  

 

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 March 21

Abstract Fabric Exploration Sculpture


$ 160  

 

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

 

 

 


 


Lisa Chin
9:00 - 4:30
Saturday March 21

Bojagi Fusion


$ 155  

 

NOTE: Sewing Machine Experience Required

We will have 5 machines available 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!

“Bojagi Fusion” is a blend of fabric collage and classic Bojagi piecing. Spend the morning creating interesting fabrics, with fibers and textures to create pieces which will be uniquely yours. These fabrics will then be cut up and pieced together by machine, similar to traditional Korean Bojagi techniques, giving you a fusion of an old tradition with a new twist.

Materials Fee $30 payable to instructor at beginning of class Includes:
Everything that you need for the class: Mistyfuse, Angelina, Skeleton Leaves, Feathers, Silk Organza and sewing machine thread
Use of rotary cutter, and self healing cutting board
(Fee is only $20 if you take the Colored Silk class and paint silk organza on Tuesday Night)
 


Caitlin Dundon
9:00 - 4:30
Saturday March 21

Embossing Powder Collage


$ 160  

 

Learn how to work with a variety of embossing powders – tiny particles of plastic that melt with use of heat tool – and acrylic painting to create incredible texture using pattern stamps, stencils, embossing marker line drawing and even spray and sprinkle and glue techniques for beautiful raised texture. Work with embossed areas as resist and ways to use embossing powder over collage. Work with metallics, solid colors , clear and pearl powders and to create simple but gorgeous results. $20 kit fee includes a sampling of powders to work with.

Materials Fee $20 paid at beginning of class includes:

assorted collage papers
assorted embossing powders
embossing fluid
additional embossing pens to borrow
black/white gesso
additional colors acrylic paints to borrow
rubber stamps to borrow
stencils to borrow
stamp pad cleaners
 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:
12 qty 6 inch x 6 inch Strathmore artist tiles (watercolor paper) OR canvas, wood blocks, wood panels
2-3 colors acrylic paints (fluid or heavy body)
embossing pen (VersaMarker or Ranger Emboss It or Marvy Uchida)
embossing stamp pad (these are clear or pink tinted labeled embossing pad or watermark pad)
paper towel/baby wipes
water container and brushes (1 inch flat or mop, half inch flat)
a couple rubber stamps/stencils
optional: collage ephemera, heat tool/extension cord


Julie Haymaker Thompson
9:00 - 4:30
Saturday March 21

Tropical Whimsey


$ 155  

 

Using shrink plastic we will fold and form a cover medallion and then make a back base plate. Flower beads will be created and colored with patterns using colored pencils. Each one will be formed in the SHRINKETS molds. Sprays will also be used on the pieces to add shimmer and all will be assembled using cold connection techniques such as stitching and wire wrapping. A touch of ruffled lace will add a unique detail of texture to our pendant. Hand bent and hammered bronze wire will be spiraled for a hanger and a necklace for pre strung beaded chain added to the hanger.

Materials Fee $20 paid at beginning of class includes:

all the material and use of instructor’s tools to make this project. Students only need to their creative spirit to class

 

 


 


Helene Knott
9:00 - 4:30
Saturday March 21

Crow Woman Talisman


$ 155  

 

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. You may or may not need these things; they are mainly for comfort.
• Extension cords and plug strips (if bringing additional lighting): check to see if these will be provided or if it’s advisable to bring your own.
• A Pillow: Many venues have less than comfortable chairs, a pillow may help.


Leighanna Light
9:00 - 4:30
Saturday March 21

Birds Gone Wild


$ 160  

 

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

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

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

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

Supply List needed to bring

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


Susan Rossiter
9:00 - 4:30
Saturday March 21

Mid Century Modern


$ 155  

 

From the 1940’s to the 1960’s Mid Century Modern colors and designs were everywhere. Atomic, Boomerang, Ogee, Tiki... there are so many directions to go with these paintings.
This class will give you a little background of the era and we’ll go over some pattern verbiage and color combinations. Then, I’ll show you how to map out your canvas, create templates and assemble your own “Mid Century Modern meets Mixed Media” piece with paint and paper. These are my examples as seen in The World of Interiors magazine.

$15 payable to instuctor at beginning of class includes:

handout, templates, tape, Golden matte varnish, collage paper to share

Supplies Needed to bring for Class:
12X24 canvas
Your favorite acrylic set- I’m using Golden high flows and Liquitex matte soft body paints
Brushes, palette knife
Water container
Paper towels
Yard stick or 24” ruler
Scissors
A few sheets of collage paper
Pencil
Soft Gel


 


Carol Spohn
9:00 - 4:30
Saturday March 21

Those Whacky Birds


$ 150  

 

These wacky birds make me smile. They are fun to sketch and then painted loosely with watercolor. The birds can be added to your journal or made into cards or framed as art. Students will be encouraged to draw these simple shapes but will also be provided with line drawings for each of the birds. These wacky birds each start with a basic shape but always turn out differently. Your creativity will guarantee an original piece of art! Stamps are used for the funny sayings. Students will be provided with materials to make a dozen cards. Students of all levels of experience will enjoy this class. 

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

   $20 Material Fee paid at beginning of class includes:

• Written instructions and color photos
• Watercolor paper and cardstock to make a dozen 4” x 6” cards.
• Mijello Mission Gold paints used in this painting
• Black ink pen
• Foam plate/pallet for watercolor paint
• Double stick tape and use of my tape guns
• Moo eraser and other misc. supplies. 

  


Marillyn Stablein
9:00 - 4:30
Saturday March 21

Embossed Metalic Book


$ 150  

 

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
Saturday March 21

Tea Bag Revival


$ 160  

 

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.

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Saturday & Saturday Eve

Thomas Ashman
9:00 - 4:30 & 6:30 - 9:30
Saturday & Saturday Eve

Glass Journal


$ 245  

 

This little precious book is a beautiful union of form and function. Copper, wire, paper, and beveled glass come elegantly together in this charming little book that is sure to become a treasured keepsake, especially once it is filled with your art and writing. In this workshop you will fabricate the new and improved version of my original all metal binding and two 4" beveled glass squares. Fill it with some nice watercolor paper, and it is perfect for writing, art journaling, scrapbooking, whatever! Students fabricate the glass and metal book completely "from scratch" and embellish with chain, beads, charms, and pretty photo images. This unique binding, once mastered, can be adapted to many other materials such as found tin, sheet metal, stained glass, and much more! Two transparencies of vintage photos are included, but students are invited to bring a personalized image for the covers. Just print out any 2 photos you like on transparency film at 4.25" sq. but do not cut them out yet. Glass squares are pre-drilled for this workshop, but bring your own Dremel and a 1/8" diamond drill bit if you want to try your hand at drilling some glass in class. Techniques you'll learn include drilling the glass bevels, some cool metal fabrication, how to alter metal with fire and chemical patina, some basic bookbinding terminology, safe use of various hand tools, and more! More info on tools and supplies can be found at www.blacksheepartist.com.

Students must bring the following tools and supplies to class:
16 sheets of 90# or 140# hot press watercolor paper hand torn to 3.5" x 7.5"
Please feel free to paint, stamp, collage, dye, color, or otherwise decorate your paper, but use light colors on at least two sheets, so the transparency shows up well!
4 sheets of some "decorative" paper or vellum at 3.5" x 8.5" (these are optional, but if your watercolor paper is plain white... these can have text, images, or other patterns printed on them or not)
Tin Snips
Phillips screwdriver
Disposable paint brush
Scissors/ruler/sharpie/pencil (basic)
Chain nose pliers
Round nose pliers
Wire cutters
Nutdriver set (optional)
Propane torch w/fuel canister (optional)
Dremel tool or drill with 1/8" diamond drill (optional)

$40 kit fee to be collected in class on day of workshop includes the following items:
Tools/materials list
Copper "plumber's tape"
Machine screws, nuts, and washers
Copper or brass wire
2 Vintage photo transparencies
2 pre-drilled beveled glass squares
Decorative chain
Beads & pins
Various patinas
Clear coat spray (time permitting)
 


Saturday Eve

Nicole Austin
6:30 - 9:30
Saturday Eve

Upcycled Mini Journals


$ 85  

 

Let's spend the evening relaxing, creating a variety of art journals from an array of our most favorite materials--things commonly found in our studios: collage paper scraps, ephemera, scrapbook/vintage/recycled paper, vintage flash cards, greeting cards, art post cards, and more! And what's better than fishing through our own stash? Going through someone else's of course! I'll have all the supplies you need to create several kinds of journals including: ring-bound, simple stitched, upcycled greeting card journal, envelope pocket journal and more! We'll also create our own unique collage papers and work on a few journal pages with some simple, quick-start prompts and background techniques to get you started.

Materials Fee $20 paid at beginning of class includes:

a collage pack full of unique, vintage, and recycled paper, collage paper, tissue paper, rings, cardboard journal covers, stickers, embellishments, wax thread, elastic cord, book tape; and use of shared materials: Acrylic paint, acrylic ink, spray ink, stencils, stamps, stamp ink, oil pastels, texture plates, brushes, mark-making tools, printmaking tools, stickers/rub-ons, embellishments, patterned/textured/handmade/recycled paper, awl, long-arm stapler, recycled sari silk ribbon, buttons, etc.

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

*basic kit: scissors, glue stick, ruler, pencil

Optional items:
*You may want to bring some 4x6" photos to include in the ring-bound journal (think photos of people, pets, artistic photos, anything you'd like!)
*If you have special stamps or stencils, collage paper, or collage images, bring them along, but I will have plenty to share!

  


Jacqueline Newbold
6:30 - 9:30
Saturday Eve

The Watercolor Herbalist


$ 85  

 

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


 

 




 


   


Deb Prewitt
6:30 - 9:30
Saturday Eve

Inks & Doodle Flowers


$ 85  

 

Alcohol Inks are colorful and vibrant and so much fun to play with. Spend the morning exploring the alcohol inks and all the wonderful things you can do with them. After lunch we will experiment with various pens and inks to draw flowers and leaves and patterns on the inks, creating one-of-a-kind pieces. 

Kit Fee of $20 payable to instructor at beginning of class covers all supplies 
all  supplies (alcohol inks, blenders, yupo, texture tools, various pens to use.

Supplies Needed to Bring to Class:
Students should bring apron & gloves (the inks are messy).


Trish McKinney
6:30 - 9:30
Saturday Eve

You Should be Gellin'


$ 85  

 

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!

Art Materials Provided & Sponsored by:
Gel Press, GOLDEN Paints, & Strathmore Paper 

 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! ;)
 

Trish will provide everything else to take this class! Gel Press Printing Plates, GOLDEN Open Acrylics, GOLDEN Fluid Acrylics, Brushes, Textural Stamps, Stencils from StencilGirl (designed by Trish) Paper, Matte Medium, Gesso, & more!

 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.
 


 


Kristen Rodriguez
6:30 - 9:30
Saturday Eve

Wanderings: Mixed Media Collage


$ 85  

 

Small collages are quick creative outlets in between larger projects. Use a variety of textured fabrics, scrapbook paper, and stamps to create this unique collage. Finish it off with hand-stitching, embroidery, embellishments, and mark making

Materials Fee  $25 paid at beginning of class includes:
Variety of hand-dyed fabrics/fibers like linen, organdy, cheesecloth, osnaburg, velveteen, burlap, and perle cottons. Uniball gel pen, Mistyfuse, lutradur image, buttons, scrapbook paper, threads, buttons, and embellishments. Use of stamps and stamp pads.

Supply list for students to bring:

Embroidery scissors (cut to point), thimble, and pins


   


Jacqueline Sullivan
6:30 - 9:30
Saturday Eve

Ribbon Bound Journal


$ 85  

 

These little gems are not only beautiful but useful! This little journal starts with a painted tyvek cover which makes it durable for travel! We’ll create the cover then do the simple ribbon binding and embellish the spine. This binding actually enables signatures to be “changed out, if desired, and new pages added. Perfect for art journaling. Sketching and more! 

Supply List Needed to Bring to class: 

 Metal Ruler
Knife w/ extra sharp blades
Cutting mat - 9” x 12” or larger
1” flat paint brush suitable for acrylics
Paint brush for gluing (I like the cheap chip brushes)

$10 supply fee covers:

All Paints and Mediums
Book Boards
Tyvek
Glue
Ribbons and embellishments
Sketchbook type paper for book pages


 


Saturday Eve & Sunday

Alice Sorensen
6:30 - 9:30 & 9:00 - 4:30
Saturday Eve & Sunday

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 Eve & Sunday Eve

Carol Spohn
6:30 - 9:30
Saturday Eve & Sunday Eve

Book of Treasures


$ 150  

 

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

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

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

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


Saturday & Sunday

Maria Grossbaum
9:00 - 4:30
Saturday & Sunday

Marvelous Mixed Media 3D Techniques


$ 310  

 

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
 

 


 


Carol Nelson
9:00 - 4:30
Saturday & Sunday

Geologic Abstracts


$ 320  

 

Rock formations near my home in Colorado have always inspired me. The colors and textures have found their way into my Geologic Abstract series. Since we can’t stroll through the rocky canyons of Colorado, we will use photos of sidewalk cracks for our inspiration. Your assignment: Look down! You can find amazing patterns that could be used as a geologic abstract painting in cracked sidewalks and driveways. Take cell phone photos and print your favorites.
Let me show you how to develop these photos into beautiful abstract paintings. Because of time constraints, we will paint on watercolor paper, and mount our paintings on cradled wood panels. I will bring reference photos.
Materials Fee paid directly to instructor at beginning of class $10 which includes:
Air dry clay
Rocks, sand, shells
Gloss medium, Molding paste, and texture compounds to share

Supply list for students to bring:
Golden Fluid Acrylics (my favorite colors are on my website).
1 or 2 cradled wood panels – 10x10 or 9x12 ONLY! We will mount our paintings on wood panels for a beautiful finished look.
PLEASE GESSO PANELS BEFORE CLASS.
Several 11x14 sheets of 140 lb cold press watercolor paper - Artists Loft w/c pads from Michaels are OK.
Golden Regular Gel medium, gloss or matte
Short Handled Nylon Brushes (3/4 inch flat, #6, and #2) suitable for w/c and acrylic
Pencil and eraser
Spray water bottle, paper towels, palette, small palette knife, scissors, ruler, exacto knife (optional)


  

 

 

 




 


   


Kristen Penrod
9:00 - 4:30
Saturday & Sunday

Giant Face Assemblage


$ 320  

 

This class is for all levels! Beginner through Advanced.

Each student will create their own personal giant fifteen inch handmade foam head that I have created to use as a base and guide. If the student would like indentions cut into the head to create another layer inside the head they need to contact Kristen Penrod by email (kristenpenrodart@gmail.com) with the subject (Giant Assemblage Head) immediately after signing up for class with a maximum of three indentions and indicate where they would like their indentions cut with measurements. A drawing would be very helpful! I would like to do all the cutting of the head prior to class because it is extremely timely, messy and I want to spend our time creating rather than cutting foam. Day 1 will consist of priming, texturing and building found objects onto the head. They will dry overnight. Day 2 will consist of painting and detail work. I feel that these heads will be extensions of ourselves so I am so excited to see what we come up with! If for any reason you need another head I will be selling them for $40.00 each.

Supplies to bring to class:
White Gesso
Black Gesso
Apoxie Sculpt (white)
Golden Fluid Acrylics: *Quinacridone Nickel Azo Gold,*Van Dyke Brown, *Titanium White,* Permanent Violet Dark, *Phthalo Blue (Green Shade), Dioxazine Purple, Naphthol Red Light, Primary Magenta, Iridescent Bronze Fine, Iridescent Silver Fine, Quiacridone Crimson, Anthraquinone Blue, Turquois Phthalo, Micaceous Iron Oxide and Transparent Yellow Iron Oxide. * These are those I use the most and recommended for class

Student’s textures choice: Crackle Paste, joint compound, glass bead gel, egg shells, lace, molding paste, coarse pumice gel, metallic micro beads, Kroma Crackle, etc.
Student’s found Objects to put on your head: I could go on all day about this! Please text me if you need ideas… small metal or plastic parts to attach to head or inside, Remember, this head is foam so you can stick nails and things into it and it will stay!
Scissors
Paint brushes – flat, filbert, round, and detail brushes recommended
 

Class Supply Fee: $45.00 Includes:
15 inch handmade head, cutting indentions in the head, found objects you might not have in your stash, lace, wire, extra paints, textures, brushes, gesso’s, joint compound, collage elements. I bring tons of supplies!


Sunday March 22

Clarissa Callesen
9:00 - 4:30
Sunday March 22

Ecodyeing: A Collaboration Between Nature and Cloth


$ 160  

 

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)
 


Ruth Greening
9:00 - 4:30
Sunday March 22

Molten Magic


$ 155  

 

Learn to create beautiful texture by combining molten silver with copper sheet. Ruth will show you how to cut a shape from copper sheet for your project, then you will cover it with texture through the molten magic of melted silver! The result is a wonderfully rich surface texture of ridges and waves. Then, you will learn how to apply an iridescent patina with a torch by flame painting the surface. Ruth will also show you how to make a beautiful silver chain to hang it from. Students can expect to finish pendant and start on the chain during class, or 2-3 molten magic pieces.

Materials fee $50 paid directly to instructor at beginning of class includes:

copper sheet, scrap silver, silver wire and jump rings, use of torch and fuel and finishing tools and 1 face mask

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

Basic Jewelry hand tools; Jewelry pliers, flat noes, chain nose and round. Hand files with #2 and #4 cut. Chasing hammer and small steel bench plate Safety glasses.


Julie Haymaker Thompson
9:00 - 4:30
Sunday March 22

Light Hearted


$ 155  

 

In this class you will from a bronze wire wrapped body that will be the base of our butterflies body . You will create wings using shrink plastic and designing them with inks ,stamps and stencils . Our cabochon face is formed using of paper clay tiny real pin head eyes and painted features and sealed . The wings, and the cabochon head will be attached to the wire from body using cold connection techniques. A chain is added creating to a necklace. 

Materials Fee $20 paid at beginning of class includes:

all the material and use of instructor’s tools to make this project. Students only need to their creative spirit to class

 

 


 


Erin Keck
9:00 - 4:30
Sunday March 22

Steampunk Pendulum Clock


$ 160  

 

Make a Clock Like No Other. Originality is Key Here.

 We will be constructing a beautiful antique Steampunk themed clock. This is not your average clock. This clock will be a wall hung clock with a swinging pendulum. Using my original laser cut gears we will each create an amazing timepiece that you will cherish. We will be embellishing our clocks with antique and vintage objects that I have collected for years. We will NOT be using any reproduction items in this clock. All materials will be provided. If you do want to bring some of your own vintage items to include in your clock you are welcome to.
The finished clock will measure approximately 10" X 14".
Don't miss this opportunity to take this workshop. I have made a set amount of kits so spaces in this workshop are limited.

Kit Fee - $40.00 payable to instructor at beginning of class
(includes all materials)  !!!!!


Jacqueline Newbold
9:00 - 4:30
Sunday March 22

A Naturalist's Art Journal


$ 160  

 

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 

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


Susan Rossiter
9:00 - 4:30
Sunday March 22

Chicken Painting for the Soul


$ 155  

 

In this class I’ll show you from start to finish how I create these diverse, eclectic chickens. We’ll start with a basic chicken and incorporate some favorite artists’ styles and techniques. How would Picasso paint this chicken? How might Klimt or Modigliani finish this chicken? I’m going to provide some interesting suggestions and samples to inspire you and demonstrate my own specific techniques for drawing, painting and adding the finishing touches and tiny details- Combined with your own style and tastes you’ll go home with a fantastic piece and stretch your skills just outside of the box coop!
You’ll have freedom to use your favorite mixed media products and to use the provided examples of various chicken types and many artist styles in any combination. I’ll work with you as much or as little as you need to complete your piece. Feel free to email with questions susan.rossiter@yahoo.com

$15 payable to instuctor at beginning of class includes:
Handout with photos for inspiration, Mixed Media papers, pencils, Use of some of my favorites: Derwent Inktense and Prismacolor Pencils to share, tape and micro brushes

Supplies Needed to bring for Class:
Favorite acrylics set and brushes
White Gel pen, black fine point pigment pens 005, 001 and reading glasses if you wear them!
Images from artists who inspire you (optional)
 


Carol Spohn
9:00 - 4:30
Sunday March 22

Minnie Pearl


$ 150  

 

This whimsical painting starts with a charcoal pour added to a colorful combination of collage, watercolor and acrylic paint. This is a delightful companion piece to last year’s Baby Its Cold Out There painting. The step by step instruction enables beginner and experienced painters to complete a successful painting. Your creativity will guarantee an original piece of art! I anticipate that paintings will be 90% completed in class.

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

   $20 Material Fee paid at beginning of class includes:

• Written instructions including line drawing and color photo
• ¼ sheet of Arches 140 lb cold press watercolor paper (11” x 15”) with a traced line drawing on it
• Mijello Mission Gold paints and foam plate pallet
• Misc. collage materials including decorative napkins
• White and black acrylic paint
• YES Paste by Gane Brothers & Lane
• Charcoal powder
• Moo Eraser
 

  


Libby Williamson
9:00 - 4:30
Sunday March 22

Monsters, Dollies & Bunnies


$ 160  

 

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.
 


Thomas Ashman
9:00 - 4:30
Sunday March 22

Tiny Glass & Copper Journal


$ 160  

 

Do good things really come in small packages? Well this tiny little glass and copper journal is jam-packed with charm and will be a tiny treasure once filled with your photos, writing, or art. In this project based workshop, students fabricate "from scratch" a 4" x 3" glass and copper journal. Vintage photo transparencies look great juxtaposed with the altered metal, but the images on the front and back covers are entirely up to you, just bring 2 transparency or other photo images 2"x3". I will even give you a few other design choices as you construct this smaller, recently upgraded version of my original all-metal, no-sewing required, binding and book spine. We unite the copper and beautiful glass covers with delightfully rusted hardware. Just a few of the things you will be learning whille making this book are: glass cutting, altering metal with torch and patina, hardware, hand tools and safety, simple metal fabrication, wire wrapping, basic book binding terminology, and lots of other cool tips and tricks for a mixed media artist! Get more info at www.blacksheepartist.com

Students must bring the following tools and supplies to class:
16 pieces of 90# hotpress watercolor paper torn/deckled at 5.75" x 3.75"
Tin snips
Wire cutters
Chain nose pliers
Round nose pliers
Phillips screwdriver
Scissors
Disposable paintbrush
Torch (especially if you don't like waiting in a line in the sun)
 

$35 kit fee to be collected in class on day of workshop includes the following items:
Copper plumber's tape
Decorative glass
Transparency photo (or bring your own 2"x 3")
Hardware
Copper or brass wire
Chain
Beads & pins
Patina
Clearcoat (if there's time)

 


Ruth Chandler
9:00 - 4:30
Sunday March 22

Bohemian Woven Quilt


$ 150  

 

Everyone remembers weaving strips of construction paper in kindergarten right? This class will use that simple technique using fabric, lace, and ribbons, to create a wonderful woven piece that will surprise you with its simplicity, and intrigue you with all the little extras that are added after the weaving. Ruth created her sample using soft colors and romantic lace, but the weaving can use any color or fiber.

Kit fee: $20 Includes:

foam core board, threads for hand stitching, needles, stabilizer.

Supplies to Bring:
5 total yards ribbon, lace, fabric strips
20 in sq. cotton batting
Pins
Any little charms, buttons, etc. you would like to add to piece
 


Sunday Eve

Erin Keck
6:30 - 9:30
Sunday Eve

Funky Steampunk Birds


$ 85  

 

Relax and enjoy this easy going, creative workshop.

In this workshop students will learn how to take craft birds and give them a total makeover. By adding embellishments consisting of found objects and mechanical odds and ends we will give our birds a special industrial look and then give them a special perch to sit upon. In class students will create one large and one small bird.

Kit fee $20.00 payable to instructor at beginning of class includes:
2 birds, bases, all embellishments and hardware.

Students need to bring:
lap towel, apron, basic jewelry tools, (chain nose pliers, round nose pliers, wire cutters)


Trish McKinney
6:30 - 9:30
Sunday Eve

Party on Your Paper


$ 85  

 

Who doesn’t love to have complete freedom and fun painting? Using seemingly random, deliciously colorful, and wildly patterned gel printed papers is a recipe for FUN - painting on top of them is a party on your paper! Learn the exciting process of how Trish creates “prepared surfaces” and then paints on top of them. Students will learn the concepts of negative painting, lost and found edges, and color theory all in one class! Now…who wants to party?!

Supplies to bring to class: everything will be provided - optional materials to bring: favorite brushes & stencils if you have them.

Trish will provide everything else!  Art Materials Provided & Sponsored by: Gel Press, Golden Paints, Strathmore, Ampersand, Princeton Brush Co.

Website & Video Links: 
To see more examples go to www.trishmckinney.com/preparedsurfaces
Check out Trish’s YouTube channel to see how she paints 
 
 


 


Helene Knott
6:30 - 9:30
Sunday Eve

Fabric/Paper Beads


$ 85  

 

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. You may or may not need these things; they are mainly for comfort.
• Extension cords and plug strips (if bringing additional lighting): check to see if these will be provided or if it’s advisable to bring your own.
• A Pillow: Many venues have less than comfortable chairs, a pillow may help.

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.


Saturday Eve & Sunday Eve

Ruth Chandler
6:30 - 9:30
Saturday Eve & Sunday Eve

Modern Hand Stitching


$ 150  

 

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

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

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


Sunday & Sunday Eve

Leighanna Light
9:00 - 4:30 & 6:30 - 9:30
Sunday & Sunday Eve

Construction of an Art Book


$ 245  

 

In this workshop, you will learn how to transform remnants of canvas & metal into this sweet little art book. This project is appropriate for everyone. Whether
you are just starting out or an accomplished artist, it can be as simple or as
complex as you’d like. The actual construction of the book is very simple &
requires no sewing or math skills. The book measures approx.. 5x5, but will
most likely be larger after adding tabs, pockets & found objects. In addition to
learning how to construct this book, you will learn how to create yummy
surfaces with texture & depth, how to integrate your images with paint &
design, and how to add tabs, pockets & mini books. You will also learn
alternative methods for connecting found objects without using glue.
Use this book to document your travels, or any other relevant event in your
life, it will be treasured for years to come.

Supplies Needed to Bring to Class:
Please read the supply list NOW and collect your supplies early. You may have to
order some things online, so please allow plenty of time for this. I do not sell extra
supplies in class. You may not be able to complete the project in class if you do not
bring what is listed on the supply list. If you have trouble finding anything, or if you
have any questions, please contact me at least two week prior to class at
lklight@copper.net.
WHITE GESSO at least 6 oz.- Utrecht Artists' Acrylic Gesso, White, Medium
Bodied. This is a thick gesso that is available here...
http://www.dickblick.com/items/02032-1006/
You will need this thicker gesso to achieve texture.
PVA GLUE
http://www.dickblick.com/products/books-by-hand-polyvinyl-acetate-pva/
CRAFTERS PICK GLUE- Sorry, you will need to bring both glues. One is for
gluing paper/pages together, one is for adhering metal to the cover
Two 6x6 THIN METAL PIECES for the covers, thin copper or brass (26-28
gauge) One piece will be cut for 2 covers. You can find this at at ACE
Hardware, please choose this size- .010 x 6 x12
http://www.acehardware.com/product/index.jsp?
productId=1289144&kw=brass+sheet&origkw=brass+sheet&searchId=613
48642363OR_
Or you can use cut up vintage metal tins, the flatter & thinner your metal is,
the easier it will be to work with.
A few inexpensive thick BRUSHES to apply gesso & glue, approx.1 inch, plus
one detail brush
A variety of small & medium FOUND OBJECTS. Think metal springs, tabs,
bingo pieces, brass stencils, rusty stuff, chain, buttons, sign letters.... The
possibilities are endless!
SMALL BRADS, available at craft stores
ADIRONDACK RE-INKERS DYE INK-(NOT ALCOHOL INK) 2 or 3 bottles of
your favorite colors. These have been discontinued, but you might be able to
find them by doing a google search. If you are able to find them or if you have
some, please bring them along. If not, you can substitute 2 or 3 SMALL
bottles of acrylic paint. We will be using the paint & ink to stain the paper
A variety of EPHEMERA, paper & small images that are meaningful to you.
Several small RAGS

OPTIONAL
(I will have several to share, if you don’t want to wait please bring your own)
A CRAFT HEAT GUN
A CROP-A-DILE if you have one
STAMPS OR STENCILS with a bold design (script, patterns, or hand carved
stamps all work well for this project). I will have plenty to share
A HAMMER

$25 kit fee paid to instructor at beginning of class includes. 
a prepared book
block, extra canvas, cheese cloth, images, ephemera, wire, hardware & use of
instructors hand carved stamps & tools, paints
 


Sunday & Monday

Lisa Chin
9:00 - 4:30
Sunday & Monday

CaPPS - Carve, Print, Paint and Sew


$ 155  

 

NOTE: Sewing Machine Experience Required

We will have 5 machines available 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! A Walking Foot is recommended for your home sewing machine.

Pattern is everywhere in our natural and manufactured world. We often crave these patterns in our life, but as artists we love to rip them apart and create a new world. We will explore these impulses during two days of classes. Spend the first day creating patterns, carving them in rubber, and printing them on to painted fabric. During the second day tearing it all to pieces and stitch it together in an entirely new improv pattern.


Materials Fee $40 payable to instructor at beginning of class Includes:
PDF fabric
Carving Rubber
Speedball Linoleum cutter and gouges (subtract $10 from fee if you bring your own)
Stamp pad
Thread
Batting
Mistyfuse
Use of paints, brayers, Gelli plates, brushes, and other materials needed

Supplies Needed to bring to class: (teacher will have some that can be shared)
Fabric Scissors
Rotary cutter
Self-Healing Cutting Mat
6” x 24” Quilting Ruler
Hand dyed or Commercial fabrics


Please bring Reading glasses and Extra light if needed.


 


Monday March 23

Nicole Austin
9:00 - 4:30
Monday March 23

Luminous Muses


$ 160  

 

These are some of the easiest, simplest yet stunning faces I like to create in my art journal. I want to share with you my process and techniques so that you, too, can feel the joy of creating faces! We'll start with some simple face sketching techniques and learning face proportion. Then, we'll create some simple backgrounds using my favorite supplies (oil pastels, Kwik Stix, Stabilo 3-in-1 pencils) and add some super simple yet stunning portraits over the top using Stabilo pencil. Then, we'll play with levels of transparency and opacity as we add simple shading, color and high lights with oil paint sticks. Each portrait we create will be another "step" in the process so you can see how each one differs and what layers were added, with what techniques, and what the results are (like a visual journey from start to finish!). In the final portrait, we'll add transparent and opaque layers of acrylic paint, collage, and more to give our portraits a luminous, life-like quality!

Materials Fee $20 paid at beginning of class includes:

a collage pack full of unique, vintage, and recycled paper, collage paper, tissue paper, stabilo pencil and use of shared materials: Acrylic paint, spray ink, stencils, stamps, stamp ink, oil pastels, texture plates, brushes, mark-making tools, printmaking tools


Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

*Art Journal (I prefer Canson XL or Strathmore Mixed Media journals. Any journal will do, but it should have mixed media weight paper that can hold multiple layers of wet media)

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


Clarissa Callesen
9:00 - 4:30
Monday March 23

Texturlicious: Peeling Paint, Rust, and Ancient Textures


$ 160  

 

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


Ruth Greening
9:00 - 4:30
Monday March 23

African Spoon Pendant


$ 155  

 

With this fun unusual project, you will be introduced to forming a spoon shape with Precious Metal Clay, carving shaping and finishing the spoon shape. Then to make it the most noticed and remarkable pendant, you will add hammered wire, vintage African beads and a real African Porcupine quill accent! It is so remarkable to see the beautiful and individual designs that each student creates.

Materials fee $50 paid directly to instructor at beginning of class includes:

15g PMC3 clay, African Beads, 1 porcupine quill and use of tools and equipment to finish the project.

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

small ball peen hammer, steel working block, small wire cutters and cord for hanging finished piece.


Erin Keck
9:00 - 4:30
Monday March 23

Steampunk Journal


$ 160  

 

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

•Kit fee $20.00 payable to instructor at beginning of class includes

EVERYTHING


 


Jacqueline Newbold
9:00 - 4:30
Monday March 23

Colors of Italy


$ 160  

 

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 journeys 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  

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


Susan Schenk
9:00 - 4:30
Monday March 23

Collage a Portrait: Painting with Paper


$ 150  

 

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.


Libby Williamson
9:00 - 4:30
Monday March 23

Wishes In The Wind


$ 160  

 

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.


Monday Eve

Susan Schenk
6:30 - 9:30
Monday Eve

Collage a Bird


$ 85  

 

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.


Lisa Chin
6:30 - 9:30
Monday Eve

Painted Shibori Silk or Scarves


$ 85  

 

Silk fabric is a beautiful material for use in fashion, quilts and mixed media projects. Dyeing silk can involve dyes, chemicals and a long batching process, however this class will use another way to color your silk using paint. By using paint there are no harsh chemicals needed, and the fabric will still have a soft hand when finished. You will leave class with a finished product! Your scarf or fabric will be ready to use immediately.

Create a Habotai silk scarf, or paint silk organza to use in the Bojagi Fusion class, or both, if desired.

Materials Fee $20 payable to instructor at beginning of class Includes:
all materials needed for class:
Habotai Silk Scarf OR one yard of Silk Organza
Use of Paints, Foam Brushes, Paint cups, Rubber bands, Paper Towels and Rubber gloves.

Supplies Needed to bring to class
Please wear an apron or clothing you don’t mind getting paint on.

Additional scarves and fabric will be available for an additional fee.
 

 


 


Julie Haymaker Thompson
6:30 - 9:30
Monday Eve

Skip a Beat


$ 85  

 

Using Shrink plastic we will create a unique form to give our flat shapes dimension this form will also be a base to add unique beading to our piece adding whimsy .Color and patterns are added with colored pencils and sparkle enhances the piece by using opulent shrink plastic.

Materials Fee $20 paid at beginning of class includes:

all the material and use of instructor’s tools to make this project. Students only need to their creative spirit to class

 

 


 


Erin Keck
6:30 - 9:30
Monday Eve

Hollywood Babies


$ 85  

 

Come create your own special Hollywood Stars to walk the red carpet. In this fun and creative workshop students will have the opportunity to create their own Hollywood Babies using their choice of many provided images. With the popularity of Artist Trading Blocks, we will take it to a new level as we construct these darlings with toy building blocks, and assorted embellishments. Each student will be instructed on the assemblage of these adorable Hollywood star dolls. This project is for all skill levels and all materials will be provided.
Option....
(Students will also have the option of using their own personal faces they may want to bring cut to a 1” size. 4 faces are needed for each doll)

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

all materials needed for class
 


Janelle Girod
6:30 - 9:30
Monday Eve

Leave Your Fingerprints on the Page


$ 85  

 

Make a small simple accordion style book the size of a postcard. Use non-traditional supplies, such as Lutradur, Angelina, cheesecloth, watercolor paints, photo's printed on fabric, embellishment's and more to create your own unique book. You may choose to make each page individualized or your book may have one continuous theme. This is truly a mixed-media project.

Materials Fee $25 paid at beginning of class includes:

All fabrics, fusibles, paints, needles, images, and threads for the project included.

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:Scissors (fabric cutting), embroidery scissors (cut to point), thimble, and pins


Helene Knott
6:30 - 9:30
Monday Eve

Hand Stitched Button Medallions


$ 85  

 

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. You may or may not need these things; they are mainly for comfort.
• Extension cords and plug strips (if bringing additional lighting): check to see if these will be provided or if it’s advisable to bring your own.
• A Pillow: Many venues have less than comfortable chairs, a pillow may help.

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.


Ruth Chandler
6:30 - 9:30
Monday Eve

Enchanting Kantha


$ 85  

 

Kantha stitching is found in Indian Textiles and like Japanese Boro and American Quilting, was born out of the need to 'make do'.

In this workshop we will be working with a variety of sheer fabrics to create a luscious surface to stitch. Sheers will be pre-fused so students can spend the workshop designing, fusing, and stitching their sheers onto a cloth or felt substrate. Students will use embroidery thread to create linear Kantha-style stitchery. The result will be a lovely textile piece that can be used in a wide variety of projects!

Student supplies: bring embroidery thread if you have it, thimble, and needle-threader if you use one. 


Kit fee $20 includes; sheers, base, and some embroidery thread! All we need is YOU!


Monday & Tuesday March 24

Rochelle Gaukel
9:00 - 4:30
Monday & Tuesday March 24

Sainted Love Santos Doll


$ 295  

 

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 war

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 (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.
 


 


Leighanna Light
9:00 - 4:30
Monday & Tuesday March 24

Surface Design on Metal & Paper for Bookmaking and Beyond


$ 320  

 

Get ready to play, laugh, learn and have a blast in this informative, messy workshop. You will learn how to alter paper and metal as well as how to make a sweet chunky book using only watercolor paper, canvas, metal & embellishments.

On day one, you will learn how to create gorgeous surfaces that will be used as the pages for your book. We will experiment with stencils, stamps & inexpensive household found objects to create yummy textures. I will introduce you to resists, glazes, gesso & ink to create depth, contrast & stunning color combinations. You will learn how to make magic out of imperfections, and how to make room for more happy accidents.
In the afternoon I will teach you my absolute favorite techniques for creating interesting surfaces on metal, including metal transfers & leaf printing, which will later be used as the covers for your book. These are tried & true techniques that I use on most of my art work, whether it be assemblage, book design or figurative sculpture.

On day two, we will tie it all together to create a beautiful 5x7 inch book. I will teach you how to bind this book as well as how to work with metal... distressing, punching, altering, and cold connecting.

You will leave with one beautiful book to fill with your cherished memories, photographs & writings, along with all information that you need to create more. You will also have enough pages and metal to complete another book at a later time.
 

There is a $25 kit fee paid to instructor at beginning of class includes:
A canvas book shell, sandpaper, fibers, waxed linen thread, needle, metal tools, finishing coat, glazes & several mark-making tools, as well as use of instructors hand carved stamps, stencils & consumables. Oh, and whatever else I decide to throw in at the last minute!

Supplies needed to bring to class:
Please read the supply list NOW and collect your supplies early. You may have to order some things online, so please allow plenty of time for this. I do not sell extra supplies in class. You may not be able to complete the project in class if you do not bring what is listed on the supply list. If you have trouble finding anything, or if you have any questions, please contact me at least two weeks prior to class at lklight@copper.net.
I ask that you bring these EXACT supplies to class because I have tested them and know they will work for this specific project. I will never ask you to bring something that we won’t be using in class. I am all for experimenting with different materials...at home...but that doesn’t quite work in a class setting. If you bring something other than what is on the supply list, I cannot guarantee that it will work.

WATERCOLOR PAPER: THREE large sheets (22 x 30), bring 4 if you tend to work fast. Please bring whole sheets to class, do not cut or tear. I prefer 90-140 lb. cold press

METAL FOR THE COVERS
3 pieces, 4 x 6 OR LARGER 1 each of tin, brass & copper. This metal is thin enough to cut with tin snips which I will have in class. Metal absolutely must these specific metals or the process will not work, no aluminum please. Please do not cut.
Thin brass or copper sheet metal is available at ACE Hardware...
https://www.acehardware.com/departments/hardware/metal-sheets-and-rods/sheet-metal/5024807
https://www.acehardware.com/departments/hardware/metal-sheets-and-rods/sheet-metal/5611728
https://www.acehardware.com/departments/hardware/metal-sheets-and-rods/sheet-metal/5024823
K&S measures metal by thickness not gauge and it is listed in the product description before the size. A good thickness is .015. The thickness isn’t super important, you’ll need to be able to cut it with scissors.

WHITE GESSO: Utrecht Artists' Acrylic Gesso, White, Medium Bodied, 16 oz.
http://www.utrechtart.com/Utrecht-Artists-Acrylic-Gesso--White--Medium-Bodied-MP9000-i1004379.utrecht
Please bring a full 16 oz. jar. This is a very thick gesso that works well for this project. If you have another brand of gesso that is thick (the consistency of yogurt) feel free to bring it.

CHALK PAINT: (not chalkboard paint) or ACRYLIC PAINT, a variety of 5 or more colors, small bottles work best. Chalk paint is available at most craft stores & here....
http://www.dickblick.com. I prefer the Americana Decor brand, but any will work.

PVA GLUE, available here…http://www.dickblick.com/products/books-by-hand-polyvinyl-acetate-pva/
A BOOKBINDERS AWL, BONE FOLDER, 12 METAL RULER, a PENCIL & ERASER.
PAINT BRUSHES: Two or three 1-2 inch brushes.

A CUP FOR WATER, BABY WIPES, AN APRON, & a few RAGS


OPTIONAL

I will have several of these for the class to share. If you’d rather not wait or share, please bring your own.
RANGER ADIRONDACK DYE RE-INKERS: (NOT ALCOHOL INK)
2 or 3 bottles of your favorite earth tone colors. These inks have been discontinued by Ranger, but you might still be able to find some at your local stamp store or online. Please bring them if you have some. These are currently available here: http://www.polymerclayexpress.com/products/inks/ranger/dye

A few of your FAVORITE IMAGES printed on a laser copier around 6x3 inches. Black & white or color, printed on bond paper only (cheap copy paper). I provide one in your kit for learning the image transfer technique, but please bring your own if you want to use your favorite.

A HEAT GUN: I will have 2 to share with the class. If it is a large class, you may have to wait, so please bring one if you can.

STENCILS & STAMPS: I bring plenty to share, but feel free to bring your favorites.

A METAL PUNCH: or a crop-a-dile if you have one.
FIBERS & BEADS: for the spine.
WAXED LINEN THREAD: I supply white, brown or black, if you’d like another color, please bring it.
RUBBER GLOVES to protect your hands from patina.


Carol Nelson
9:00 - 4:30
Monday & Tuesday March 24

The Paper Landscape


$ 320  

 

Time to put on your Collage Hat and get STICKY!! The Paper Landscape is my fancy name for an abstract landscape collage made from papers, many of which are created by you, the artist. We will make a variety of textured papers to use in our landscape paintings. These could be Tyvek, marbled paper, multi-layer monoprints, textured paper, embossed foils, and more. 
Using the papers we have made, let me show you how my "sandwich technique" makes composition so easy. You will be amazed at how quickly a painting with beautiful colors and textures can come together with spectacular results.
 
Materials Fee  $15 paid at beginning of class includes:
Tyvek 
 Red rosin paper, butcher paper, deli paper, patterned papers, metallic 
papers, other specialty papers
Golden metallic paints
Texture compounds
Use of stencils, embossing folders
     
Supply list for students to bring:

Golden Fluid Acrylic Paints - My 5 "must have" colors are:
Titanium White, Quinacridone Nickel Azo Gold, Quinacridone Magenta
Turquoise (Phthalo), and Carbon Black. The 1 oz size bottle will last you a long time.

Gel medium, soft or regular, gloss
Foam plates - about 10
Shaving cream aerosol can (not gel)
HEAVY DUTY aluminum foil

Substrates: cradled wood panels preferred, but stretched canvas or canvas boards are OK. Home Depot has 1/4 inch MDF (Medium Density Fiberboard) available in 2x4 foot sheets that they will cut for you at no charge.
Two sizes of substrates will be used. One 10x10, OR 8x10. One larger panel 10x20, 8x24, OR 12x24. If you arrive at the workshop by flying in, check that your luggage will accommodate a 24 inch panel. Unprimed wood panels should be primed with gesso before class.

Any collage ephemera (old paperback books, maps, foreign language printed material, failed w/c paintings, and stencils you may have (optional).

Short handled nylon brushes suitable for acrylic and w/c.

The usual stuff - 32 oz. water container, palette knives, paper towels, scissors, palette, brayer, squeegee from the $ store, spray water bottle, hair dryer (optional), spray alcohol bottle (optional), textured foil lids found on Dannon Light and Fit yogurt (optional).

IMPORTANT: Please double check the supply list to make sure you have all the items on the list.
 

 

 

 




 


   


Jill Timm
9:00 - 4:30
Monday & Tuesday March 24

The Amazing Dremel - 2 Day Class


$ 320  

 

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)


Donna Watson
9:00 - 4:30
Monday & Tuesday March 24

Wabi Sabi and our place in nature: Mono print and Collage


$ 320  

 

Wabi Sabi is a Japanese aesthetic about things that are incomplete, impermanent, and incomplete. It is an appreciation of the beauty of things modest, humble and unconventional.. the beauty of things textured, weathered, worn, torn, old, rusty, simple, artless, rustic, earthy, organic, and asymmetrical. Wabi sabi is the ultimate connection to nature and our sense of place to our surroundings and environment. Truth comes from our observance of nature.
By collecting and utilizing collections from nature like seed pods, leaves, rocks, sticks we will explore a sense of place and our connection to our environment. We will create mono prints using a gelli plate and incorporate found specimens to explore textures, and patterns found in nature. Collage can also be incorporated to create surface designs. By utilizing the Japanese art of folding, we will create books, boxes and tags.
We will discover a new way of seeing and exploring our surroundings while connecting the wabi sabi aesthetic and way of life into our own life and surroundings.
  

$10.00 kit fee paid to instructor at beginning of class includes:
Paper packet with templates

Supply list to bring to class:
8”x10” Gelli plate
4-6 acrylic paint colors plus black and white
2 soft rubber brayers, 4” size
1” flat brush
bone folder tool
hole puncher
paper palette, water container, paper towels
4-6 glue sticks
1 small jar matte medium plus cheap brush
scissors, ruler, x-acto knife
collections from nature: seed pods, leaves, sticks, small rocks, flowers
 

Optional:
collage papers like book pages, magazine pages, Japanese papers
stencils, rubber stamps, stamp pad, needle, string, beads, feathers
  


Trish McKinney
9:00 - 4:30
Monday & Tuesday March 24

Natures Bounty


$ 315  

 

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:
5 full sheets of Arches Text Wove Paper (optional)–

Art Materials Provided & Sponsored by:  Strathmore


Tuesday March 24

Ruth Greening
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday March 24

Hobbitats & Fairy Homes


$ 155  

 

Who doesn’t love tiny little homes to hold our imagination, and tiny friends! Imagine learning the basics to construct boxes, beads and fun tiny houses for imaginary friends! This Precious Metal Silver project has many construction secrets for the designing and making of these sweet little homes, special treasure boxes and beautiful silver beads.
Previous experience with metal clay will help but is not required.
With 25g of PMC+ each student should be able to build several pieces depending on the size.
  

Kit Fee $60 payable to instructor at beginning of class includes
1 PMC+ clay and use of tools and supplies to fire and finish their pieces


Suggested extras; extra clay if they want to build more houses, PMC3 Syringe is helpful.

PMC3 clay will be available for purchase at market price if students are unable to bring their own.

 

 


 


Julie Haymaker Thompson
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday March 24

Winter in Wonderland


$ 155  

 

Let’s take shrink plastic to a new level. We will design shrink plastic beads using colored pencils. They will then be domed, bent and ruffled using the shrink plastic bead molds created for this purpose. Once we have created our bead cap style beads and twisted danger beads, They will be used to create bead wrap dangled charms . All our dangles and dagger beads will be attached to a bracelet blank along with 20 pre wrapped beaded charms supplied by the teacher and which are part of the kit .Wire wrapping skills are helpful ,but a simple demo will be part of the class..

Materials Fee $30 paid at beginning of class includes:

all the material and use of instructor’s tools to make this project. Students only need to their creative spirit to class

 

 


 


Erin Keck
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday March 24

Pop Top Bead Neckace or Bracelet


$ 160  

 

Find a new use for old bottle caps. How cool is that?
In this workshop students will learn how to create four different style beads using vintage new/old stock bottle caps. Using a metal Disc Cutter, and Dapping block we will transform ordinary metal bottle caps into unique beads that will then be added to chain to make a unique bracelet. As time allows students may make as many beads as they like.
•Kit fee $20.00 payable to instructor at beginning of class includes
Vintage New Old Stock Bottle caps, all jewelry hardware to create beads and bracelet.

• Supplies all students must bring
chain nose pliers, flat nose pliers, round nose pliers, flush cutters,
 


Helene Knott
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday March 24

Fabrications – Reconstructed Fabric Lace


$ 155  

 

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. You may or may not need these things; they are mainly for comfort.
• Extension cords and plug strips (if bringing additional lighting): check to see if these will be provided or if it’s advisable to bring your own.
• A Pillow: Many venues have less than comfortable chairs, a pillow may help.


Jacqueline Newbold
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday March 24

Watercolor Windows & Doors


$ 160  

 

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  

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


Susan Schenk
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday March 24

Landscapes, Buildings and Architecture Collages


$ 150  

 

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.
 


Ruth Chandler
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday March 24

Ruth's Favorite Apron


$ 150  

 

Everyone wants and needs a great apron to use while making art or in the kitchen, right? This is the perfect apron for either need! I love the style because it has no ties. In this class you will learn how to sew French seams, patch pockets, and sew curves that will lay flat. You will love this apron so much that you will want to make several! Make one to compliment your kitchen, one to paint in, and one to give to your best friend. 
I have made this apron in a duck print, heavy Japanese cotton, and a canvas for painting with. They are all beautiful and I love them all. 

Supplies You Need to Bring to Class
Hepworth Apron pattern By Jenni Smith JS1701 (can be found on Amazon, I bought mine at a local fabric store)
Fabric : as specified on back of pattern
Matching thread
Machine in good working order including cord, foot pedal, and instruction book
Size 70-90 needle depending on the weight of your fabric
Scissors, measuring tape, pins, and of course chocolate!