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Daytime workshops begin at 9 am, lunch 12 to 1:30, resume at 1:30 until 4:30. Evening workshops are 6:30 to 9:30 pm.
On-site store will be open daily throughout the event - order your supplies and tools in advance. See any workshop description page for information.
** Register prior to July 1 to receive a tote bag; registrations July 1 or after receive tote bag while quantities last. **
Two workshops each day will be held at the Orange Tree Golf Resort. Shuttle service to the Resort will be provided.

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  Tuesday July 30, 9:00 AM 
Richard Salley
Flip Top Bracelet - If you are intrigued with clasps, hinges and mechanisms, you're sure to enjoy fabricating this handsome bracelet. Bring your soldering and sawing A-game to this full day Workshop and pick up a few new ...More...
  Wednesday July 31, 9:00 AM 
April Bower
Autumn Oaks, Falling Leaves: Patina Painting on copper - Create a unique piece of wall art celebrating the coppery colors of fall on genuine copper sheet. ...More...
Lisa Cheney
Mixed-Media Watercoloring - I will guide you through the many ways I use watercolor and mixed media in my visual journals. ...More...
Caitlin Dundon
Paint & Gesso Techniques 101 - Explore acrylic paint techniques with gesso and paint from basic background preparation with white or black gesso, tinted gesso and blended gesso and paint ...More...
Jeff Fulkerson
Re-Cycled Circle of Life Pendant - You'll use a rolling mill to texture your metal, learn to form strips on their edge, how to set up to solder uneven pieces, hammer-set a cabochon and ...More...
Adena Helm
Heavy Petting - Have you ever wanted to be able to tell a little more in a painting? More about your subject and where they have been and what they are like? ...More...
David Jarvinen
Birds of the Desert - a glass tile mosaic - The Birds of the Desert workshop was developed to help intuitively understand the nuances of tone in a mosaic. This type of process is paramount when creating realistic imagery. We use birds because  ...More...
Susan Lenart Kazmer
Liquid ENAMELS - Expressions in Glass - Loosen up and sit back while you experience hands on learning and education of liquid enamels and their full potential in a relaxed environment.  ...More...
Donna Lewis
Bark and Pearl - We will create a mold of a piece of funky textured bark and use that as to set up the texture for an organic silver pendant with a touch of elegance. ...More...
Olivia Thomas
Chalk It Up - Redux! - a workshop in learning how to utilize the art medium of chalk pastel sticks, which consist of pure powdered pigments and a binder. Pastel chalk painting affords a unique experience in painting, which provides in ...More...
  Wednesday July 31, 9:00 AM AND Wednesday July 31, 6:30 PM 
Thomas Ashman
House of Secrets - Two art journals under one roof; this inspiring construction will shelter all of your most precious secrets in a brass and copper house with stained glass and/or metal doors. In this course, students will build a house of copper and attach two 64 page, ha ...More...
  Wednesday July 31, 9:00 AM AND Thursday August 1, 9:00 AM 
Leighanna Light
Lily's Book, Charming canvas book with pockets - you will create this sweet sturdy book that is made entirely out of canvas & embellishments. You will learn basic bookbinding skills, and we will experiment with texture gels, gesso, plaster, molding paste & ink to create fabulous backgrounds & pages ...More...
Lorri Scott
Shop Design Sew Upcycled Garments - Many high fashion designers are repurposing garments, now it is our turn to follow suit. I've been upcycling garments for several years and find it fun and challenging to use unloved clothing as the base to cr ...More...
Keith Lo Bue
STEELING BEAUTY: Chain-Making With Steel Wire - In the search for interesting materials with which to create, the greatest surprises can come from the most unexpected quarters.  ...More...
  Wednesday July 31, 9:00 AM AND Thursday August 1, 9:00 AM AND Friday August 2, 9:00 AM 
Richard Salley
Up On A Pedestal - In this workshop you will fabricate a one-of-a-kind necklace using found objects, scrap silver and gemstones. To showcase your creation you will construct a box ...More...
Kirsten Stingle
Lynn Leahy
Surprises and Saints - In this 3-day workshop, Kirsten and Lynn will lead students in creating a 28" cage skirt Santos doll and a decorative platform on which to display the Santos, using a multitude of mixed media techniques and figurative sculpting. ...More...
  Wednesday July 31, 6:30 PM 
Kelly Kilmer
Warm-up for your Journal Pages - Crack open your journal and let's get your hands moving and grooving across the pages. I'm often asked the question, how do you get started? How do you get past creative blocks?  ...More...
Kellie Newsome
Animal Doodle - Kellie Newsome is a bright and colorful artist that will teach you how to turn a photo of any animal into a fun and whimsical doodle. ...More...
Keith Lo Bue
IT'S A FINE LINE: The Art of the Jeweler's Saw - Love it or hate it, the jeweler's saw is one of the most useful tools for those who create small artwork. Make this essential tool your friend in this whirlwind session, and  ...More...
Eva Sherman
Industrial Chic Cuff - Create a stunning multi-level textured cuff using a rolling mill to add texture, plus hand fabrication techniques to create a 3D effect. Students will solder tube bezels, set sto ...More...
  Thursday August 1, 9:00 AM 
April Bower
Silver Aspen , Copper Sky: Patina Painting - Learn the art of silver leafing creating an Aspen tree/ Silver Burch painting on genuine copper, and Gold leafing for the shimmery essence of autumn Aspen leaves along with some simple tricks ...More...
Caitlin Dundon
Paint, Gels & Paste Techniques 102 - Explore acrylic paint techniques with gels and pastes from simply tinted gels and collage techniques to mark-making and stenciling processes. This class is great taken with Paint & Gesso Techniques 101! ...More...
Susan Lenart Kazmer
Building Bangles - 3 distinct techniques + style - In this workshop, explore hand hammered forged wire forms and other thought provoking ideas in jewelry adornment shapes, forms ...More...
Sherrie Posternak
Paper Collage with Encaustic (Day 1) - Using sumi and/or other lightweight porous papers as a base, and mindful of historical, compositional, color and textural considerations, we will collage other elements suc ...More...
Eva Sherman
Klimt Canes - Create polymer designs in the style of retro artist Gustav Klimt. Students will learn how to make canes using an extruder, assemble the components into slabs, install them into premade components, ...More...
  Thursday August 1, 9:00 AM AND Thursday August 1, 6:30 PM 
Laurie Mika
BoHo Clay Tapestry - BoHo Clay Tapestry is a class where students will be guided through the process of using polymer clay as a background material on which to embed and attach glass tesserae, jewelry pieces, beads and fiber ...More... 4 seat(s) left
Kellie Newsome
Vibrant Florals - Kellie Newsome is a bright and colorful artist that teaches an entertaining and informative workshop on creating vivid and loose florals. Her easy to understand instructions include using a ...More...
  Thursday August 1, 9:00 AM AND Friday August 2, 9:00 AM 
Sunny Carvalho
Back In Black - The idiom "Back in Black" refers to the fact that we will be starting from a black background! In this class, you will learn how to paint a whimsical, fun  ...More...
Jeff Fulkerson
Peek-a-Boo Hollow - In this class you will learn how to create a hollow-form ring as well as texturing techniques, tube setting and working with 4mm cabochons! ...More...
Kate Thompson
Angel Wing Assemblage - I will teach students how to paint over a collaged face, attach and make plaster fabric wings and create what I call vestments (layers of collaged papers, fabrics and stitching). ...More...
  Thursday August 1, 1:30 PM 
Eva Sherman
Mokume Madness - Tap your inner psychedelic chick vibe using a simple polymer clay technique combined with pre-made metal components. Students will use a technique similar to mokume gane, ...More...
  Thursday August 1, 6:30 PM 
Kelly Kilmer
The Palette Book - This is a workshop in letting go and giving yourself permission to do so. I've been on a quest to save wasted paint for quite some time now. How can we take our love of acrylics, color, collage and  ...More...
Keith Lo Bue
The Dremel Explained! - Ever wonder what all those accessories are for in your Dremel kit? Or maybe you bought one but are too frightened to use it? In this one info-packed evening you will gain a comprehensive understanding of this versatile, ...More...
Lisa Cheney
Transferring Memories Sample Book - Have you ever sat and wondered how to include you precious photos into your journal without gluing the original into the book? Or how to create translucent textures for your collage? ...More...
Susan Lenart Kazmer
Ice Resin 101 - Explore the vast possibilities that resin has to offer to create a beautiful and interesting jewelry piece or mixed media finished composition. In this hands-on beginning workshop ...More...
  Friday August 2, 9:00 AM 
April Bower
XOXO Stamped cell Silver Line Fold Bracelet - Create a stunning silver bracelet packed with texture and interest. ...More... 3 seat(s) left
Susan Lenart Kazmer
Earrings Format - Building small Boxes + fringe - 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  ...More...
Laurie Mika
Mold It/Make It - Students in this class will experience the thrill of making their own molds that will then be cast with polymer clay to create beautiful, artful objects that can be used in all sorts of mixed media projects ...More...
Sherrie Posternak
Mixed Media Encaustic on Soft Supports (Day 2) - Using sumi and/or other lightweight porous papers as a base, and mindful of historical, compositional, color and textural considerations, we will collage other elements suc ...More...
Carol Spohn
Always Sunny - An Exercise in Building Layers of Acrylic Color - This whimsical painting starts with a very colorful under painting. Subsequent layers adds color and texture. Shapes are then carved out using gesso. Further embellishment is added with ...More...
Keith Lo Bue
Papering Over It: Collaging the Found Object - This exciting workshop will allow participants to leap off of the two-dimensional paper plane and attach to, encase and embellish the wide world of dimensional objects. ...More...
Eva Sherman
A New Way with PMC Clay - If you prefer a bit of rough in your designs, creating rings with metal clay may be right up your alley! In this class students will create several rings working with a PMC3 ...More...
Lisa Cheney
Expressive Self Portraiture - It has been said that when we draw a portrait it often resembles the artist creating the portrait. Let's spend a day getting to know ourselves, seeing ourselves through our Artist's Eyes!  ...More...
Thomas Ashman
Relics & Ruins - Ancient things are inherently fascinating. Objects that have withstood the test of time naturally inspire memory, provoke emotion, and ignite the imagination. Where did it come from? Where has it been?  ...More...
  Friday August 2, 9:00 AM AND Friday August 2, 6:30 PM 
Leighanna Light
Re-Leafed, the ancient art of EEEP making - I call my tin figurative assemblages "Eeeps" and I have been making these for the past 15 years. Each year they seem to grow, change and morph into something different and this year is no exception! ...More...
  Friday August 2, 6:30 PM 
Caitlin Dundon
Brush Lettering for Journals - Work with brush pens and fine art brushes to create fun and creative calligraphy in your journal. Instructor will provide overview of favorite tools and lots of brush pen calligraphy demos. ...More...
Kelly Kilmer
Finger Painting for Grown-ups (aka Don't Toss Those Dried Up Paint Markers Yet) -  ...More...
Donna Lewis
Sand Dollar Sand Dollar - We will VERY CAREFULLY create a mold of a real sand dollar and use that as to set up the texture for a simple, organic silver pendant. We will attach a hidden bail, fine tune and dry. ...More...
Kellie Newsome
Floral Mug - This class will cover step by step, brush stroke by brush stroke instruction. The overall process is loose and expressive, perfect for helping new painters overcome challenges when painting representational work ...More...
  Saturday August 3, 12:00 PM 
April Bower
YIN YANG, Reticulated, Fused and Granulated Silver Ring - Using sterling for its best attributes, and Argentium for its best, you'll learn reticulation and depletion gilding, fusing and granulation. For those who wish, we will add 18k gold for luscious color on one and  ...More... Filled
Sandra Duran Wilson
Who Are You? - This class, which is taken from my new book Awakening Your Creative Soul, will jump start the way you view the creative process and how you, the creative one, fit into the story. ...More...
Kelly Kilmer
Soliloquy in Art Journal Form - Some of the things that make me very happy include making my own journal from scratch, falling in love with said journal and exploring new ideas, techniques and thoughts on the pages of ...More...
Ingrid Dijkers
Over the Edge - fun size version - After numerous requests, the classic "Over the Edge" journal of page shapes and edges is making a come back, only this time it's "Fun Size"! This luscious little jou ...More...
Nicole Austin
Collage Paper Play -

I love creating layered, colorful, complex collage paper to use in all of my mixed media projects! Collage paper, to me, is the foundation and the thread that holds my pieces together.

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  Sunday August 4, 9:00 AM 
Jen Cushman
Vintage Chic; Repurposed Tin Necklace - This workshop will focus on jewelry design skills of color, balance, proportion and seeing with your mind's eye (your esoteric third eye or the artist's eye) and also technical skills ...More...
Ingrid Dijkers
The Chimera Codex - 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. ...More...
Sandra Duran Wilson
Contrast and Complements - This class will shake up your color range and enliven your paintings. This is not a boring color theory class, but a way to see color dynamics in action. ...More...
Julie Haymaker
Fantasy Garden - Make your own cabochons using shrink plastic and the new Shrinkets cabochon molds. We will design using opulent shrink plastic markers  ...More...
Lorra Lee Rose
Images in Felt - Part 1 - Felt is the oldest textile known to man. Felt is an incredible fabric; natural, eco-friendly, warm, breathable, soft, malleable and naturally antimicrobial ...More...
Helen Shafer Garcia
Natural Curiosities Journaling - I've 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 ...More...
Linda Swindle
GET LOOSE! Spontaneous Watercolor - Watercolor can be so freeing and fun but we have to know how to get to that point. So many times I hear people say that watercolor is hard to control and that is so true! But we can use that to our advantage and learn how those att ...More...
Kate Thompson
Learning the basics of the portrait - one feature at a time - I am going to show you how to break down the face working with all the figures, mouth, nose , eyes and ears. We will later take these studies to make our own original  ...More...
Jessica Jordan Cote
Lasso Ring - In this one-day class, students will get an introduction to working with 18k gold. Bezel making and soldering, including use of appropriate tools, ...More... 6 seat(s) left
Laurie Mika
Petite Patron Saints - A patron saint traditionally has been regarded as the "heavenly advocate of a nation, place, craft, activity, clan, family or person" In this class students will create ...More...
  Sunday August 4, 9:00 AM AND Sunday August 4, 6:30 PM 
Katherine England
The Divine Shrine - This class is designed to teach basic mosaic techniques such as design, nipping, placement, adhesives, grouts as well as ...More...
  Sunday August 4, 9:00 AM AND Monday August 5, 9:00 AM 
Sunny Carvalho
Dolly Days! - Join Sunny on a dolly adventure! She will teach you how to sculpt an adorable face and how to use simple pipe cleaners as a wire armature ...More...
Deryn Mentock
Rose Ring - I'm always amazed by the beauty and variety of Native American jewelry, especially vintage pieces. For this design, I was inspired by classic Navajo silversmith designs using flowers and leaves... ...More... Filled
  Sunday August 4, 9:00 AM AND Monday August 5, 9:00 AM AND Tuesday August 6, 9:00 AM 
Serena Barton
Bold and Uninhibited: Oil and Cold Wax Painting - Explore the exciting mixture of oil paint and cold wax medium to create vibrant and bold abstract work ...More...
Keith Lo Bue
OBJECT LESSONS: Adventures in Assemblage - There's a giddy, world-at-your-fingertips satisfaction in making art with found materials. With some deliberate and thoughtful choices alongside some easy to learn techniques, an assembly of objects can grow and coalesce  ...More...
  Sunday August 4, 6:30 PM 
Judy Hudson
Creating Abstracted Paper Clay Flowers - students will learn how to make abstracted clay flowers, learn how to add metallic leaf and color to the flowers, and  ...More...
David Jarvinen
Heart & Easel - Learn embedded mosaic techniques as well as establishing movement within small spaces. Our little heart measures 2" x 3" and comes ...More...
Carol Spohn
Wakanda Woman - An exercise in negative painting - This painting is all about creating interesting and colorful shapes using the negative painting technique. The step by step instruction allows painters of all levels of experience to complete a successful painting. ...More...
Keith Lo Bue
CONSIDER THE CLASP: Making Wire Clasps - Enjoy an entire day focusing on an area of jewelry making that is often overlooked or neglected: the clasp. Using inexpensive and beautiful steel wire and leather cord, ...More...
  Sunday August 4, 6:30 PM AND Monday August 5, 9:00 AM 
Diane Cook
Oh Deer! - Oh Deer! is your chance to snag a bronze impression die and pusher tool to design a unique deer head pendant. The 3-hour evening class will allow students the time to form a deer head focal ...More...
  Monday August 5, 9:00 AM 
Ingrid Dijkers
The Vintage Spool Journal - 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 ...More...
Nicole Austin
Art Journal Jam - Creating in an art journal is fun, but making your own journal is even better! I'll show you how to create your own mixed media style canvas journal. ...More...
Sandra Duran Wilson
Striking Gold - Painting on top of metal leaf gives your acrylic paintings an amazing glow. You will learn the ins and outs of applying metal leaf over both smooth and textured  ...More...
Helen Shafer Garcia
Not So Still Life - Learn to see using the components of composition to develop watercolor still life paintings with a bit of fun. We'll work from still life set-ups in the classroom based on farm to table goodies, plates, bowls, funky do ...More...
Carol Spohn
Singing the Blues - An introduction to charcoal pour, collage and watercolor - This whimsical painting starts with a charcoal pour added to a delightful combination of collage, watercolor and acrylic paint ...More...
Linda Swindle
Explorations in Spontaneous Watercolor on Canvas - Learning to be spontaneous in our painting means more than just throwing around some paint and water, although that is sure a lot of fun! We will do some of that while we learn and follow some very specific step-by-step ins ...More...
  Monday August 5, 9:00 AM AND Monday August 5, 6:30 PM 
Julie Haymaker
Three Fishes - Student will learn to make an intricate wire wrapped mermaid framed body using pliers and their hands. ...More...
  Monday August 5, 9:00 AM AND Tuesday August 6, 9:00 AM 
Donna Watson
Wabi Sabi and Collage - Wabi Sabi is a Japanese aesthetic. This Japanese aesthetic is a beauty of things imperfect, incomplete and impermanent...rustic, earthy, textured, and organic. ...More...
Jessica Jordan Cote
Cut & Paste Challenge - In this ambitious class, students will be guided through a vast range of techniques while executing a design from concept to construction. ...More... 4 seat(s) left
  Monday August 5, 6:30 PM 
Judy Hudson
Creating Paper Clay Underwater Objects - The students will learn how to make clay underwater figures and plant life, and will take home clay objects to  ...More...
Lorra Lee Rose
Images in Felt - Part 2 - This is a continuation of "Images in Felt - Part 1", needle felting. There will be an introduction about the different shapes and gauges of needles and how to use them. ...More...
Jacqueline Sullivan
Totally Transfers - 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  ...More...
Keith Lo Bue
GETTING ATTACHED: Rivets Revealed! - Learn one of the most versatile and strong connection methods and leave that glue in your drawer! Whatever the materials used, hand-made rivets ...More...
  Monday August 5, 6:30 PM AND Tuesday August 6, 9:00 AM 
Katherine England
Oz Book Journaling - In this class we get to bask in the richness of tangible construction along with self-observation and ... of course pens, pencils and crayons. I don't know any other way to describe the journey of Art Journaling. ...More...
  Tuesday August 6, 9:00 AM 
Judy Hudson
Flower and Batik Textured Abstract - learn how to imbed fabric/paper into a highly textured abstract, learn how to make their own unique texture pastes, practice layering colors and ...More...
Cindy Kovack
Capturing Realism - In this workshop students will gain knowledge of gouache painting. Gouache is an opaque watercolor, with forgiving tendencies. Students will enjoy a relaxing day painting reference pictures that  ...More...
Lorra Lee Rose
A Feathered Fantasy - Feather Abstract Art - Abstract arts seeks to break away from traditional representation of physical objects. It explores the relationships of forms and colors. In this workshop you will create a kaleidoscope of colors, shapes and  ...More...
Helen Shafer Garcia
Woven Stitch Collagraph Book - This workshop will focus on a unique combination of Collagraph printmaking and book structures. The Collagraph process, as the name suggests, is a form of collage.  ...More...
Jacqueline Sullivan
Texture Meets Tissue - students will learn to make their collages truly unique by painting their own collage papers. Fibers, strings and various textural inclusions will help make these papers unique!  ...More...
Linda Swindle
Furry Friends! Spontaneous Watercolor - The term spontaneous watercolor can be deceiving. We have to learn some techniques and be open to discovery to make our painting appear spontaneous. It's my job and pleasure to help you achieve that! I love watching as each of  ...More...
Olivia Thomas
Paint With Wool, A Primitive Rug Hooking Primer - Hooking rugs is a simple craft. It requires no energy source other than your own hands, and is a beautiful, meditative art form, that you can do as the world goes on around you. I love the craft of rug hooking! It all started with ...More...
Diane Cook
Layered Prong Play Ring - This is your chance to work on designing a special, and maybe your first prong set ring. Students will have the opportunity to explore several techniques on forming embellishments to adorn both the ring and the ring band (if ...More... 2 seat(s) left
Julie Haymaker
The Wheelers - Using paper clay we will form simple geometric shapes that work as the base bodies, heads and hats for our critter.  ...More...
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