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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.
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Note that we are still populating workshops so this may be only a partial listing. Once all of the workshops have been populated we will open for workshop registration. Until you are notified, this is only a partial list and more workshops are being added every day as we receive teacher contracts. Thanks for looking!

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    Wednesday July 29, 9:00 AM  
  Cindy Kovack
Transferring Memories
6 HOURS
I have a lot of original photographs from my family that I wanted to transfer into an art piece. I decided to transfer these pictures into a small book and make it a  ...More...
  Susan Lenart Kazmer
Bezels Expanded
6 HOURS
Work beyond the traditional bezel form to encase a faceted crystal stone in silver. Explore the idea of non-traditional techniques while using bezel wire, ...More...
  Kellie Newsome
Vibrant Animal Portraits
6 HOURS
Kellie Newsome is a bright and colorful artist that will teach you how to turn a beautiful photo of any animal into a fun and bold painting with tons of movement and interest. ...More...
  Linda Swindle
The Travel Journal
6 HOURS
There's something special and rewarding about recording our travel experiences in words and illustrations. When we take the time to really see and express what we see,  ...More...
  Tory Brokenshire
Get Wired
6 HOURS
In this class we will learn how to manipulate annealed steel wire. Wire pattern making, bending, crimping, and rolling wire to achieve desired shapes. ...More...
  Andrea Matus deMeng
The Canadian: a unique handmade journal with a secret ingredient!
6 HOURS
Over the years and during my travels I have managed to collect a wild assortment of paper-y stuff. Doodles, postcards, brochures, photos, cabinet cards, ...More...
  Dina Wakley
Raw and Real in Printing and Wax
6 HOURS
Gel printing has been around for a number of years. This class is not your grandma's printing class. We'll push boundaries and use unusual mediums ...More...
  Olivia Thomas
Pop Goes the Needle
6 HOURS
Embroidery is a vast field that encompasses a number of techniques. One approach is called punch needle, an interesting way to create a textured design on fabric ...More...
  April Bower
It's a Wrap!
6 HOURS
Learn to use the rolling mill to do the work for you when tapering a rod or heavy wire that looks completely hand forged. You can create large tapers to delicate tendrils  ...More...
  Lisa Cheney
Learning to See
6 HOURS
I cannot begin to tell you how often I hear, "I can't draw a straight line," or "I can barely even a draw stick person." I am convinced that anyone can learn to draw,  ...More...
  Katherine England
Queen Me
6 HOURS
Every woman’s fantasy, Queen for a day. This class is designed to teach basic mosaic techniques such as design, nipping, placement, adhesives, grouts and so much more using  ...More...
  Julie Haymaker
Fan Fare
6 HOURS
We will wire wrap a cage style pendant base using various gauge bronze wire and Julie's custom-made jig for wrapping wire. Pre-cut shrink plastic shapes will be designed  ...More...
  Michael deMeng
Captain Nemo's Journal
12 HOURS (Multi-day Workshop)
One of worlds most (in)famous seafarers is from Jules Verne's 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea...the mysterious and captivating Captain Nemo. I recently reread this tale ...More...
  Anne Marie Grgich
Collage Techniques of Anne Marie Grgich
9 HOURS (Multi-day Workshop)
You will learn step by step the Grgich technique to use in your own art. She generously reveals her process refined from decades of painting obsessively detailed collages. ...More...
    Wednesday July 29, 6:30 PM  
  Eva Sherman
Metal Clay Alchemy
3 HOURS
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 ...More...
  Tina Ferguson
Lovely Bits
3 HOURS
Come sift through our lovely bits (or bring your own) to create an amazing heart shaped mosaic for yourself or a loved one. These LARGE unique 12" wood, glass, porcelain &  ...More...
  Kate Thompson
Sacred Vestments with the Nomads Collage
9 HOURS (Multi-day Workshop)
In this class we will create collage pieces and stitch them to strips of cloth to make what I call Vestments. The dictionary description says an official or ceremonial robe. ...More...
  Leighanna Light
Spirit Shields - Surface design for metal, clay & wood
9 HOURS (Multi-day Workshop)
Several years ago, during a particularly difficult time in my life, I created a series of figurative assemblages and called them "Spirit Protectors" because I immediately felt ...More...
  Anni Schwabe
Mindful Offerings
9 HOURS (Multi-day Workshop)
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 "mindful" wall art. ...More...
    Thursday July 30, 9:00 AM  
  Susan Lenart Kazmer
Altering Objects - Caging, Sticks and Stones
6 HOURS
Throughout time, adornment has been filled with symbolism, mark making, cultural and political influences. As for my own work, I am, forever exploring different techniques and possibilities ...More...
  April Bower
Dusty Leaves; Argentium & Gold
6 HOURS
Learn to use a combo of folding, 3-d forming, fusing a texture, and adding gold to create a pair of earrings and pendant with rich form and texture. Working with Argentium ...More...
  Eva Sherman
Stix n Stonz Ring
3 HOURS
Create a dramatically textured ring by fusing multiple layers of silver wire to a silver ring base. Embellish the ring ...More...
  Katherine England
Soldering Stars
6 HOURS
Our project will be stars but you will learn how to do more such as ornaments, door hangers, and charms. In one day we learn basic soldering skills as well as more challenging ...More...
  Linda Swindle
The Freedom of Spontaneous Watercolor
6 HOURS
Allow yourself to discover and enjoy watercolor painting by letting it do what it is designed to do. Let water be your friend and watch it move the color around. We will give ...More...
  Julie Haymaker
Climate Change
6 HOURS
In this class you will learn to create an abstract mixed media painting on a wooden house form. Dry brush painting, collage, and glazing techniques will be used  ...More...
  Lisa Cheney
Drawing Expressive Values
6 HOURS
Over the years I have had the privilege of witnessing many individuals learn to draw for the first time as their eyes opened to a new way of seeing the world around them. ...More...
  Thomas Ashman
Dollies de los Muertos
6 HOURS
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 ...More...
  Judy Hudson
Underwater Paradise
12 HOURS (Multi-day Workshop)
Underwater Paradise is a world where you create the inhabitants, plant life, and environment in a 3D abstract canvas.  ...More...
  Tory Brokenshire
Irresistible Needle Felted Animals
12 HOURS (Multi-day Workshop)
Felting is portable, inexpensive and relaxing; if these 3 things appeal to you I can show you how to create something special that will make you smile.  ...More...
  Andrea Matus deMeng
Urban Collage
12 HOURS (Multi-day Workshop)
One of the most intriguing visuals for me is an old wall layered with peeling paint, faded wall papers, graffiti, posters and text - the kind of wall that really shows you  ...More...
Continuation of multi-day workshop Captain Nemo's Journal - Multi-day Workshop! One of worlds most (in)famous seafarers is from Jules Verne's 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea...the mysterious and captivating Captain Nemo. I recently reread this tale ...More...
Continuation of multi-day workshop Sacred Vestments with the Nomads Collage - Multi-day Workshop! In this class we will create collage pieces and stitch them to strips of cloth to make what I call Vestments. The dictionary description says an official or ceremonial robe. ...More...
Continuation of multi-day workshop Spirit Shields - Surface design for metal, clay & wood - Multi-day Workshop! Several years ago, during a particularly difficult time in my life, I created a series of figurative assemblages and called them "Spirit Protectors" because I immediately felt ...More...
    Thursday July 30, 1:30 PM  
  Eva Sherman
Faux Channel Set Ring
3 HOURS
Encase a strand of semi-precious stones in an inside out sheet of textured metal to create a faux channel set ring. ...More...
    Thursday July 30, 6:30 PM  
  Kellie Newsome
Animal Doodle
3 HOURS
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. Bring your own photo of your pet  ...More...
  Eva Sherman
Beach Glass Ring
3 HOURS
Create a beach glass ring or pendant to wear year round as souvenir of summer days! In this class students will learn to make a bezel that will hold the glass securely ...More...
  Olivia Thomas
Fit to a Tee
3 HOURS
Wardrobe somewhat ho-hum? You will learn techniques in this class to create an artistic tee shirt with flair that shows off your individual style! Let's explore creative, ...More...
  Kelly Kilmer
Beyond the Brush
3 HOURS
We all have our favorite tools. After all, what artist doesn't love a good paintbrush? What about other tools like palette knives, catalyst tools and even household items? ...More...
Continuation of multi-day workshop Collage Techniques of Anne Marie Grgich - Multi-day Workshop! You will learn step by step the Grgich technique to use in your own art. She generously reveals her process refined from decades of painting obsessively detailed collages. ...More...
Continuation of multi-day workshop Mindful Offerings - Multi-day Workshop! 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 "mindful" wall art. ...More...
    Friday July 31, 9:00 AM  
  Susan Lenart Kazmer
Scrap Bezels, Joins and Links
6 HOURS
In this workshop you will explore soldering, forging and assembling in the most unusual of ways. Learn to explore the idea of using your leftover ...More...
  April Bower
Way into the Curve
6 HOURS
Make metal move. Never be stuck with flat again. Synclastic formed Argentium silver cuff and earrings, using swage blocks and April hammers. Learn how to create easy ...More...
  Kate Thompson
Adorned with Flowers Faces
6 HOURS
In this class we will create faces and flowers in watercolors. I will have outlined templates for both the face and the flowers to work from.  ...More...
  Kellie Newsome
Florals with an Abstract Touch
6 HOURS
Kellie Newsome is a bright and colorful artist that will teach you how to turn a beautiful photo of a floral into a fun and bold painting with tons of movement and interest. ...More...
  Seth Apter
50 Ways to Leave Your Layer
6 HOURS
Okay. Maybe not 50. But a lot. In this workshop, you will be putting your paint playlist on repeat as we go through a series of paint layering techniques that you can apply to  ...More...
  Katherine England
Beading Heart
6 HOURS
Learning to mosaic with beads has been a favorite new art form of anyone who learns it. It is also a skill that you can combine with a plethora of other media. I designed this ...More...
  Linda Swindle
Watercolor Explorations on Canvas
6 HOURS
Painting with watercolor on canvas is life changing! No mat, no glass, no frame - and the best part, you can wash off your mistakes and start over!  ...More...
  Lisa Renner
Bird Peeps
6 HOURS
This is a one day mixed media workshop where you will pull out all the creative stops to make a whimsical little creature called a Bird Peep: Little bird bodies ...More...
  Michael deMeng
Mermania - Mermaids and Nautical Oddities
6 HOURS
Listen up you salty seadogs, here's the scuttlebutt: It's time to nail your colors to the mast and clean the crustaceans from your ears. We are heading out to ...More...
  Julie Haymaker
A Pewter Bird in a Pear Tree
6 HOURS
In this class you will be using materials to create a mixed media sculpture. Paper clay will be used for creating unique embellishments that mimic carved wood. You will alter  ...More...
  Lisa Cheney
Mini-Journals
9 HOURS (Multi-day Workshop)
In this workshop I'll teach you how I create my beautiful handmade journals. These journals are just like the ones I use, only on a smaller scale. They are perfectly sized to ...More...
Continuation of multi-day workshop Underwater Paradise - Multi-day Workshop! Underwater Paradise is a world where you create the inhabitants, plant life, and environment in a 3D abstract canvas.  ...More...
Continuation of multi-day workshop Irresistible Needle Felted Animals - Multi-day Workshop! Felting is portable, inexpensive and relaxing; if these 3 things appeal to you I can show you how to create something special that will make you smile.  ...More...
Continuation of multi-day workshop Urban Collage - Multi-day Workshop! One of the most intriguing visuals for me is an old wall layered with peeling paint, faded wall papers, graffiti, posters and text - the kind of wall that really shows you  ...More...
    Friday July 31, 6:30 PM  
  Kelly Kilmer
Trust the Process: Stepping into the Unknown
3 HOURS
Too often we are caught up in the end result. We aim for the finish line instead of enjoying the ride. We want it now when the goal should be in the discovery, unraveling and experimentation. In this workshop, we will focus on being in the moment, findi ...More...
  Leighanna Light
Peetie's Book
9 HOURS (Multi-day Workshop)
In this 9 hour workshop I will teach you five of my favorite paper surface design treatments. We will be using gesso, ink, paint, glazes, water soluble pencils, stencils and various collage techniques  ...More...
Continuation of multi-day workshop Mindful Offerings - Multi-day Workshop! 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 "mindful" wall art. ...More...
Continuation of multi-day workshop Mini-Journals - Multi-day Workshop! In this workshop I'll teach you how I create my beautiful handmade journals. These journals are just like the ones I use, only on a smaller scale. They are perfectly sized to ...More...
    Saturday August 1, 12:00 PM  
  Lisa Renner
It's All In Her Head
6 HOURS
Polymer clay, acrylic paint, chalk, and alcohol inks are just some of the elements you will use to transform an ordinary tin into a unique tool caddie for the tools ...More...
  Sandra Duran Wilson
The Texture Guidebook
6 HOURS
Over the past two decades of writing art technique books, I have found that many artists stick with what they know works. In order to grow and experience more adventure  ...More...
  Kelly Kilmer
The Story Within: Turning Life into Visual Journal Pages
6 HOURS
There is a wealth of ideas within you! We've all been told that we have a, "story within". How do we tell that story visually? How do we take the mundane  ...More...
Continuation of multi-day workshop Peetie's Book - Multi-day Workshop! In this 9 hour workshop I will teach you five of my favorite paper surface design treatments. We will be using gesso, ink, paint, glazes, water soluble pencils, stencils and various collage techniques  ...More...
    Sunday August 2, 9:00 AM  
  Laurie Mika
Clay Alchemy
6 HOURS
Inspired by the concepts of alchemy and the Medieval age quest to turn lead into gold, students in this class will be turning polymer clay into artful elements using gold leaf, ...More...
  Richard Salley
The Clasp Class
6 HOURS
So, what's the catch? The catch (or clasp) with be the focus of this full day class. We will look at a variety of clasps that you can make to add a truly handcrafted closure to your pendants,  ...More...
  Seth Apter
Too Cool for Spool
6 HOURS
Using wooden, sewing spools as a base, we will paint, ink, stamp, mark make, stitch, and ultimately wind our way to mixed media mayhem. This workshop will focus ...More...
  Ingrid Dijkers
Gel Print Binder Journal
6 HOURS
We all love gel printing - and we all have stacks of beautiful prints. This is the perfect project to use and show case some of those prints. You will be provided  ...More...
  Crystal Neubauer
Collage Play: Trusting Your Creative Intuition
6 HOURS
This workshop will introduce students to the concept of working intuitively, through a playful series of collage exercises designed to address the subconscious obstacles  ...More...
  Sandra Duran Wilson
Double Delight
6 HOURS
Expand your perceptions by adding two paintings on top of each other. This class will result in some amazing art that you create using acrylic on panel and then add ...More...
  Helen Shafer Garcia
Jardin Watercolor Freedom
6 HOURS
Imagine and paint flora and succulent garden abstractions in watercolors in a very forgiving way. Paint with freedom to explore new avenues, textures and techniques.  ...More...
  Mary Hettmansperger
Mixed Material Vessels
6 HOURS
Using a variety of techniques, students will create at least 3 paper baskets, boxes or bases to use for twined tops or individual baskets. Structural techniques, collage,  ...More...
  Sunny Carvalho
Tiny Stitchy Scenes
6 HOURS
Learn to make a delightful little stitched scene with Sunny Carvalho. Using soft, pretty wool felt and embroidery stitches, this class will be a fun, relaxed day ...More...
  Jeff Fulkerson
Boho Pendant
6 HOURS
In this fun and creative class students will create their own one-of-a-kind boho pendant. Strut your style as you will draw on your creativity and think out of the box ...More...
  Erin Keck
Steampunk Journal
9 HOURS (Multi-day Workshop)
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 ...More...
  Kristen Penrod
Second Star to the RIght
18 HOURS (Multi-day Workshop)
"Up Up and Away!" Admit one into Neverland! Each student will learn quickly how to transform toys, vintage/found objects, and at least one main character into ...More...
    Sunday August 2, 6:30 PM  
  Linda Malcolm
Pocket Gremlins
3 HOURS
You will create an adorable little creature - your soulmate, your doppelganger, your naughty/nice side. The body is made with a variety of felts and felting.  ...More...
  Jen Cushman
Fun with Leather Scaps; Earring, Earrings and more Earrings
3 HOURS
The leather earring trend is super hot right now and seriously so much fun to make. In this fast paced but easy-going workshop we'll make multiple pairs  ...More...
  Donna Lewis
Dainty Sparkling Dots
3 HOURS
Create this trendy little pendant in just a few hours. You will set up a full setting bezel from PMC silver, and set a cubic zirconia. ...More...
  Tina Ferguson
Hula Hoop Rugs or Bowls
3 HOURS
Do you have tons of fabric at home which you'd love to turn into useable pieces of art? This RELAXING, easy, non-messy, LIGHTWEIGHT AND EASY TO PACK evening class  ...More...
  Jacqueline Sullivan
Drips Skins Marks
6 HOURS
Beautiful organic marks and shapes are an integral part of abstract painting. In this class we'll work with various types of acrylic paints to explore various ways ...More...
Continuation of multi-day workshop Steampunk Journal - Multi-day Workshop! 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 ...More...
    Monday August 3, 9:00 AM  
  Laurie Mika
Jeweled Quilt Square
6 HOURS
Jeweled Quilt Square brings together my love of quilts and ethnic tapestries that are richly embroidered. In this class students will create a single, visually stunning ...More...
  Ingrid Dijkers
Mandala Journal - Fun Size Version
6 HOURS
In common use, mandala has become a generic term for any plan, chart or geometric pattern that represents the cosmos metaphysically or symbolically. Intrigued and inspired ...More...
  Adena Helm
Golden Girls Bag
6 HOURS
We will be creating a hand painted custom bag inspired by Gustav Klimt's "The Golden Lady". Art students have always done master studies of artists that have gone before ...More...
  Sandra Duran Wilson
Fiber Web Painting
6 HOURS
This unique painting class uses various fibers to move the paint and make implied textural layers. The student will learn how to use transparent colors to create vibrant ...More...
  Helen Shafer Garcia
Animal Characters
6 HOURS
Animal paintings with character will be our subject. Spend the day creating imaginative acrylic portraits of animals with attitudes. We'll start out by creating ...More...
  Mary Hettmansperger
Torch Fire Enameling
6 HOURS
Using torch firing in a variety of ways, students will make colorful and unique pieces of jewelry. Copper foil sheeting, wire, enamels, cold connections  ...More...
  Sunny Carvalho
What a Character!
6 HOURS
In this class with Sunny Carvalho, you will learn how to paint whimsical, fun characters using a variety of mixed media techniques and supplies. Sunny will guide ...More...
  Jeff Fulkerson
Castelated Bezel Ring Using Jim Brandvik Castellating tools
6 HOURS
In this class I'll teach you how to use Jim Brandvik's fabulous tools to create uniform castellated bezels. You'll learn the secrets of making thick bezels that are uniform  ...More...
  Seth Apter
Bento Box
15 HOURS (Multi-day Workshop)
Hungry for creativity? Build your own Bento Box filled with art in this technique-heavy workshop. We will be making a series of small-sized projects, each of which will nest  ...More...
  Richard Salley
Ketoh Bracelet
12 HOURS (Multi-day Workshop)
Navajo Indian archers wore wrist guards called Ketohs to protect their forearms from the snap of their bowstrings. Navajo silversmiths adapted the ketoh form into decorative jewelry. Taking inspiration ...More...
  Crystal Neubauer
Collage Continuum: Discovering and Developing Your Style Through the Art of Collage
12 HOURS (Multi-day Workshop)
This two day workshop will lead the student on a journey to discovering their own style as an artist through the art of collage. Beginning with a more intimate scale, the class will help the student lean in  ...More...
Continuation of multi-day workshop Second Star to the RIght - Multi-day Workshop! "Up Up and Away!" Admit one into Neverland! Each student will learn quickly how to transform toys, vintage/found objects, and at least one main character into ...More...
Continuation of multi-day workshop Drips Skins Marks - Multi-day Workshop! Beautiful organic marks and shapes are an integral part of abstract painting. In this class we'll work with various types of acrylic paints to explore various ways ...More...
    Monday August 3, 1:30 PM  
  Jacqueline Sullivan
Texture Meets Metal
6 HOURS
The project for this class really shows off the contrast between a smooth metal surface and a heavily textured surface. Students in this class will do some simple metal  ...More...
    Monday August 3, 6:30 PM  
  Erin Keck
Tin Art Babies
3 HOURS
Sit back, relax, and have fun creating these adorable little art dolls from old discarded objects. In this enjoyable workshop we will be exploring our creativity ...More...
  Donna Lewis
Sand Dollar Sand Dollar
3 HOURS
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  ...More...
  Susan Hagen
Mixed Media with Intent
9 HOURS (Multi-day Workshop)
In this workshop a student can learn to use charcoal to make a portrait and then apply the portrait to a surface - we will collage and paint around it. You will learn ...More...
Continuation of multi-day workshop Bento Box - Multi-day Workshop! Hungry for creativity? Build your own Bento Box filled with art in this technique-heavy workshop. We will be making a series of small-sized projects, each of which will nest  ...More...
Continuation of multi-day workshop Texture Meets Metal - Multi-day Workshop! The project for this class really shows off the contrast between a smooth metal surface and a heavily textured surface. Students in this class will do some simple metal  ...More...
    Tuesday August 4, 9:00 AM  
  Laurie Mika
Milagros: Making Miracles
6 HOURS
Milagro is the Spanish word for miracle and in Mexico these tiny metal charms are often used for healing purposes and for giving thanks for answered prayers. Often these charms are in the shape  ...More...
  Ingrid Dijkers
Vintage File Folder Journal - Fun Size Version
6 HOURS
This workshop is based on the very popular (and my favorite format to date) File Folder Journal. This being a very unique approach to journaling and journal making,  ...More...
  Erin Keck
Pop Top Bead
6 HOURS
In this popular workshop students will learn how to create four different style beads using vintage new/old stock bottle caps. With the use of a Metal Disc Cutter ...More...
  Jacqueline Sullivan
The Cruciform - Designing the Abstract Painting
6 HOURS
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 ...More...
  Helen Shafer Garcia
Translucent Collage Vestiges
6 HOURS
Vestiges: a trace of something, a remnant, fragment or relic. Doesn't that sound wonderful? I think we all have collection... and now is the time to use them! ...More...
  Mary Hettmansperger
Reticulated Silver Box and Jewelry
6 HOURS
Students will learn to fuse and reticulate silver to copper allowing students to create unique and creative designs in jewelry and making miniature boxes ...More...
  Sunny Carvalho
Watercolor Silliness
6 HOURS
In this class with Sunny Carvalho, you will learn how to paint a whimsical, fun character, using watercolors and pens. We will discuss different face shapes, ...More...
  Jeff Fulkerson
Adjustable Ring
6 HOURS
Have you ever wanted to change the finger you wear your favorite ring on, but it didn't fit? Do you wake up some days with swollen fingers and can't get your ring on? ...More...
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