Schedule Date
Attendee Summer Event Sign-Up ($5 Annually): February - August 7
Class Registration Begins: May 1, 2017
Session One : June 6 - July 17
Session Two: July 16 - August 26
Event Conclusion: August 26, 2017
Session One Workshops: June 6 – July 17, 2017

Artful Gathering 2017 workshops are currently in production for our summer online event. Full class descriptions & photos will be updated. Please bookmark this page and visit us for more in depth information.

Tuition pricing for our workshops will be released as soon production is completed. Preregistration to join our event is $5 annually. This includes participation in all our event related activities from May 1 – Sept. 7.

*Workshop tuition, materials & supplies, optional kits, sold separately.

Click here for 2017 Event Sign-Up.

S1-121 The Elven Tree
Luthien Thye
June 6 – July 17

Join Luthien Thye for this wonderful and magical journey of “The Elven Tree.” You will learn how to create your own box from scratch, with an Elven Tree of Life window that opens and closes. You will sculpt branches and learn many techniques that will add amazing texture and old world charm to your dimensional artwork, along with many project surprises!

S1-122 Paper it Over: Collaging the Found Object
Keith Lo Bue
June 6 – July 17

Working with found-object artist Keith Lo Bue from his ‘Studio Stuffsmith’ in Sydney, students will learn the proper – and archival – methods of adhering new and antique papers – plus a lot more – to metal, glass, plastic, wood and much more. Whether you love jewelry, sculpture, painting, collage, or simply want to give your artwork a shot in the arm, join Keith to paper it over!

S1-123 Of Spent and Aged Things: Reclaiming the Abandoned
Penny McDonald
June 6 – July 17

Explore the techniques and processes for creating your own darkly mythical assemblage art doll through the use of reclaimed and found objects. You’ll learn alongside Penny McDonald as you transform your found and reclaimed objects into a cage doll assemblage. You will be using all sorts of materials and mediums in this fascinating and empowering workshop.

S1-124 An Artist Field Kit
Sandy Babb
June 6 – July 17

Create beautiful artist field kit books guided by artist Sandy Babb. A fun and unique workshop where you will learn how to create a book box field kit, handmade art journal, and small plant press for gathering. You will also have a blast learning how to make your individual field kit uniquely your own with options available depending on what materials you most enjoy working with.

S1-125 Experimental Watercolor
Sumiyo Toribe
June 6 – July 17

An introduction of watercolor painting through the use of various materials, plastic wrap, tissue paper, cheesecloth, sand, rubbing alcohol and white ground.  The textures created by these materials can be incorporated into unique negative and positive shapes.

S1-126 Chatelaine
Debby Anderson
June 6 – July 17

These heirloom projects are inspired by past historical ornate beauties. You will create your own individualized Chatelaine Charm Holder Pendants and  while repurposing beautiful Art Deco Shoe Clips, Dress Clips, or Fur Clips, as well as vintage rhinestone Brooches. Debby will share techniques to tastefully and securely solder embellishments while respecting the historical nature of these beautiful vintage gems!

S1-127 Isadora Duck
Pam Gracia
June 6 – July 17

Isadora is a little  mohair duckling art project that you will learn how to create using a variety of techniques and applications that include little clay features and glass bead eyes.  You will learn how to create her base and also how to make those adorable pose-able wings, a sweet crown, and a magical wand!

S1-128 Stuff of Dreams
Karen O’ Brien
June 6 – July 17

Karen O’ Brien will show you how to use a basic primary color palette and a variety of mixed media exercises and tools to make a mysterious background. She will cover painting  creative faces and combine the two into an 11″x14″ character painting. And, you will then use your painting as a jumping off point to create a pattern and ultimately,  a mixed media doll, using even more amazing fabric techniques!

S1-129 TASSELS & TIARAS: A Winged Wonders Doll Project
Hally Levesque
June 6 – July 17

Learn how to make tassel dolls, half dolls with tassels (measuring 14″ long) as decorative wall hangings. Three different face designs are offered for painting the dolls ranging from the basic to the more sophisticated.  From there, you will learn how to make a tassel using various techniques. Instructions include how to make moth, butterfly and dragonfly wings out of fabric or clay.

S1-130 Natural Expressions: Evocative Portraits using Nature’s Palette with Beeswax
Lyn Belisle
June 6 – July 17

Lyn Belisle guides you through the steps for creating mixed media portraits with natural materials, including layered beeswax. You’ll learn how to enhance digital images, tinting, preparing small stretched canvas substrates for layered collage, assembling a wrapped mat around a canvas substrate as well as attaching natural objects to a mat and integrating them into the mixed media composition.

S1-131 Mystical, Magical Gesso with a Twist
Darlene Olivia McElroy
June 6 – July 17

Darlene is a narrative mixed media artist, writer and educator living in Santa Fe, NM. She is also a mad art scientist who pushes products beyond their normal use and that is what this class is all about. You probably thought gesso was all the same and just used to prime a canvas. That barely touches on all the possibilities of this wonderful product. When you have finished this workshop, you will know many of her tricks plus more about gesso than almost anyone else on the planet.

S1-134 Bending with Nature
Paul Cristian Cordos
June 6 – July 17

Paul Cristian Cordos is a internationally renowned wire artist. His wire art installations are displayed in a variety of commercial and private exhibitions. This year, he lends us his wire art bending skills by introducing students to a collection of projects based on nature. Students will learn how to use wire, bending it into amazing minimalist designs that can be used for a charming displays in a variety of settings.

S1-135 Tie the Knot Gypsy Jingle Leather & Pearl Jewelry
Kim Williams
June 6 – July 17

Take a journey back in time to a magical sea island and ponder what the locals might have used to adorn themselves. Nature provided pearls from the sea and leather hides from the cultivation of food sources. This workshop will be an exploration of using two simple elements, leather and pearls, to create endless necklace, bracelet and earring designs. Kim Williams will guide you as you string pearls and hand tie leather cord into delicate and bold artistic works. This class is for all levels of jewelry makers.

S1-136 Mixed Media FX: The Hottest Techniques for the Coolest Effects
Joanna Grant
June 6 – July 17

In this class you are going to learn about all those fantastic techniques you’ve been seeing in mixed media art these days. Joanna will take you step by step where together you will explore how to achieve the rich depth of color, texture and interest that all the best mixed media artists demonstrate in their art. If you’ve ever wondered, “how did they do that?” then this workshop is for you!

And, you’ll create a one-of-a-kind reference art journal as you learn these techniques so that you’ll always have them at your fingertips whenever you sit down to create art. As well, Joanna will focus on using what supplies you have on hand, rather than buying a whole lot of expensive stuff that you aren’t sure you’ll use again. Joanna will show you how to make the most of what you already have.

S1-137 Petite Photo Frames
Riki Schumacher
June 6 – July 17

Join me in making a tiny photo frame pendant and bracelet from scratch.

I’ll show techniques like how to cut and file metal, how to wire the pendant into a necklace, and how to create a bracelet that will hold a photo. You also will learn how to join metals, insert photos, choose materials needed for projects, and how to incorporate a wide variety of options to choose from.

Beginners can choose no soldering techniques, and intermediates can use their butane torch!

And, if you want to display your frame, you will learn how to make a Sweet Petite Stand from scratch!

This is a fantastic workshop for metal skills, cold connections, learning to solder and much, much, more. Every level is welcome for this workshop.

S1-138 Baby Carrot
Rosemary Frew
June 6 – July 17

All baby bears have the most memorable first time experiences, and if this is your first time experience creating a bear, this workshop is just the right class for you. Rosemary Frew will teach you all the skills you need to make a bear with confidence while also showing you how to use elements that can make your bear very personal and special to you. Baby Carrot is the perfect 1st timers bear.

I’ll show techniques like how to cut and file metal, how to wire the pendant into a necklace, and how to create a bracelet that will hold a photo. You also will learn how to join metals, insert photos, choose materials needed for projects, and how to incorporate a wide variety of options to choose from.

Beginners can choose no soldering techniques, and intermediates can use their butane torch!

And, if you want to display your frame, you will learn how to make a Sweet Petite Stand from scratch!

This is a fantastic workshop for metal skills, cold connections, learning to solder and much, much, more. Every level is welcome for this workshop.

Session One Workshops July 16 – Aug. 26, 2017

 

Artful Gathering 2017 workshops are currently in production for our summer online event. Full class descriptions & photos will be updated. Please bookmark this page and visit us for more in depth information.

Tuition pricing for our workshops will be released as soon production is completed. Preregistration to join our event is $5 annually. This includes participation in all our event related activities from May 1 – Sept. 7.

*Workshop tuition, materials & supplies, optional kits, sold separately.

Click here for 2017 Event Sign-Up.

S2-230 Wear Your Story: Soldered Wearable Book Necklace
Leslie Marsh
July 16 – August 26

Join book artist Leslie Marsh for this technique-packed wearable book workshop. Using materials easily sourced at your local hardware and craft store, you will forge small relic-like book covers. You’ll learn various techniques for adding content to your book. Then, using a centuries-old technique, you’ll bind it all together into a tiny tome to hold your unique story. You won’t stop there though. Using your favorite beads and found objects, Leslie will guide you through several methods of turning your book into a head-turning piece of jewelry you’ll be proud to wear.

S2-231 For the Love of Process:
Mixed Media and Painting Techniques From the Ground Up
Lauren Manticon
July 16 – August 26

Come explore the exciting world of unique mixed media processes with artist Lauren Mantecon. Lauren will guide you from the ground up using wood panels and paper. The love of process is what Lauren encourages through a series of demonstrations that include an introduction to materials, the making of Gesso, dry and wet materials acrylic painting, and wax and encaustic! Whether you’re a beginner or advanced student- Lauren’s unique approach to combining materials is sure to bring something for everyone.

S2-233 Starting from Scratch
Jean Van Brederode
July 16 – August 26

Learn how a combination of enameling techniques merge beautifully in “Start from Scratch: Enameled Bib Necklace.”  In this workshop, each student will learn basic torch and kiln firing enameling techniques and how to work with basic 80 mesh enamel, liquid enamel, sgraffito (a scratching technique), wet packing, and necklace assemblage skills. “Start from Scratch: Enameled Bib Necklace” is designed to be project-based and technique driven. Beginners welcome!

S2-234 Metal Embossing: Contemporary Techniques of an Ancient Craft
Elitia Hart
July 16 – August 26

In this workshop students will learn the three key mark making techniques in metal embossing: engraving, low relief and high relief embossing while completing a sampler bookmark. We will apply these techniques in a grid design (provided) for the journal cover or wall plaque project while also learning the A to Z of metal embossing. You will learn how to cut and size your metal sheet, what can be used as a substitute for tools, different metals, various methods of filling, patina options as well as various adhesion options. Elitia will also teach you how use stencils, texture plates, embossing folders and embellishments for adding design to your metal art as well as how to add images or photos to the metals. No prerequisite experience required.

S2-235 A Naturalists Watercolor Journal
Jacqueline Newbold
July 16 – August 26

Dive into the colorful world of nature with Jacqueline Newbold!  She will guide you step-by-step as you explore various ways to use watercolor paints and mixed-media to create a naturalist art journal.  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.  This is great workshop for beginner to advance painters that want to improve their painting skills.

S2-236 Reverse Painting on Glass: The Stacking Cube
Lynn Leahy
July 16 – August 26

In this workshop Lynn Leahy will introduce you to a contemporary adaptation of an old painting technique. You will use flat, glass tiles to learn the process of reverse painting. This is painting on one side of the glass as it will be viewed from the opposite side. The stacking cubes will provide a fun, strong substrate for your workshop project. Using stamping and drawing techniques you will work on the composition to be painted. Then Lynn will show you how to take acrylic paints to begin the basic understanding of reverse painting on glass. This is a wonderful medium on its own but can add another element to any mixed media project.

S2-237 The Imaginarium: Anthologies of an Art Doll
Mary Jane Chadbourne
Session Two: July 16 – August 26

This well-loved workshop designed by mixed media artist Mary Jane Chadbourne is an art doll workshop sensation! If you missed this class with her, you can join her on this inspiring journey this summer.  You can create your very own doll story through the language of collage, incorporating words and symbols to relay messages and express feelings.

Collage, painting, beading, stamping, stenciling and creating transfers are just some of the techniques that will be covered step by step, along with many other embellishing techniques for you to create these unique and delightful beings!

From individual expressive faces to fun collaged bodies and mixed media adornments, creating these dolls are sure to tickle your fancy!

 

S2-238 Gilded Relics the Series Encore
Debby Anderson
July 16 – August 26

Join jewelry designer, artist and instructor Debby Anderson for this beautifully romantic and majestic mixed media jewelry and mixed metal workshop. You will find yourself immersed in the many techniques and applications packed into this three part workshop, but also, woven in and around each project you’ll see the soft feminine charm and grace infused in Debby Anderson’s unique style.

S2-239 Sketching Still Life
Sumiyo Toribe
July 16 – August 26

An introduction of sketching still-life through the use of various techniques and media.  Starting with black & white and mono chromatic color schemes, simple still life objects are explored as well as color and organic forms.

S2-240 The Sky is the Limit: Fresh, Innovative Fabric Jewelry
Monica Astara
July 16 – August 26

Monika Astara is known for her striking hand painted wearable art clothing that is sold in boutiques and galleries.  In this class she will teach you for the first time ever the easy, yet impactful fabric painting styles that she developed. You will enjoy hand painting smaller pieces of fabrics, and together with beads, hand forged wire elements and charms, you will create several necklaces and earrings in simple, bold, artsy and ethnic styles. Novices will love how easy it is to achieve stunning results. Accomplished jewelry artists will enjoy exploring new techniques that add exciting elements to their craft.

S2-241 Nature Paper Beeswax Bundles
Michelle Belto
July 16 – August 26

Michelle Belto’s love of paper led her to paper making.  There is nothing better than being able to turn nature’s bounty into beautiful sheets of handmade paper!  In this class students will experience the wonder of turning pulp into amazing paper, rich with bits of flower petals and dried grass.  This paper can be colored and embossed in the process and used later for collage, painting or journal work.  In a second project you will learn how to print directly onto paper using only steam and botanicals to create beautiful eco prints. You will also use beeswax to create beautiful covers that when combined with your own handmade papers become BEESWAX BUNDLES.

S2-242 Sacred Serendipity: Little Nature Shrines
Lyn Belisle
July 16 – August 26

Lyn Belisle will show you how to make small shrine-like assemblages created from serendipitous finds in natural settings. Through the power of storytelling with symbols, Lyn will show you how to construct natural elements enhanced with her iconic air-dry faces. You’ll combine rocks and shards, twigs, leaves to create a meaningful non-verbal story.Then, using unconventional construction methods such as knotting, wiring and wrapping, you will create diverse surfaces on little 6 x 6 canvases that can be displayed in a variety of ways.

S2-243 A Hare for All Seasons
Cathy Pendleton
July 16 – August 26

Creating a sweet hair is twice as fun in this creative workshop by Cathy Pendleton. She will teach how to make your choice, or both, of these adorable hares. The large size measures 30” tall (77 cm) and the smaller hare measures 21″ tall (53 cm). You will be guided through a number of techniques, including wiring ears to make them pose-able, paint wash applications to transform shiny synthetic fur to an antique attic find, and altering the body size to accommodate vintage clothing finds. Plus,  you’ll also learn how to create a baby chicks and a pumpkin to carry you through the season!