Classes

 

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All classes unless otherwise noted are held at my studio in Ashland, Oregon.

For details or to register please email me

 

“There is no fear when you are having fun.” Will Thomas

Just Paste paper 
 
3 hours, $45.00
Materials included
Exploring color and surface design

You will learn to mix up paste and use combs, tools, and rollers to create paste papers that can be used for book arts, collage, crafting and much more. No experience in the arts is necessary. I will provide all materials needed.

Bring an apron and water bottle.

 

“You are what you art and what you art is important.”

Book Making and Paste Paper

Total workshop: One and a half days
Paste Paper (First day) 3 hours
Book assemblage (second day)10 am to 3:30 pm
$170.00, all materials included.

Exploring book arts

We will create several paste papers and make a 6 X 9 open backed hard cover book that opens flat. Also known as Mare’s Book. Templates and materials lists are included. No experience in the arts is necessary.

Bring an apron and water bottle.

On day 2 we will take 45 minutes for lunch. You can bring a lunch or eat out.

Stamp Carving

2 to 4:30
$40.00 +$5.00 materials
Class location: Kester Studio
Exploring block printing
We will carve an image on to a soft block material that is 4 X 6 inches. Look for a simple high contrast black and white design that is empowering to you, or significant to you or, just makes you feel good,  like an animal, bird, tree, or your own design, etc. Size it to 4 X 6 inches. Do not worry, I will have also have lots of images to choose from.
 
No experience in the arts is necessary. I will provide all materials needed.
 
 
“You are what you art and what you art is important.”
 “Inspiration exists but it has to find you working.” Pablo Picasso

Traveling Altar /Shadow Box

10 to 3
$70 + $10 for materials
 
Exploring imaginative possibilities in an Altoid box
 
Is there something emerging in your life that you would like to amplify or honor? We will be creating a traveling altar or a shadow box scene using an Altoid box. I have lots of great images, but you may have a charm, some beads, little images, or something you would like to have in the box that will embellish your box. Think of something that is empowering, or significant to you or, just makes you feel good.

What images do you love? Is there a symbol, plant, animal, tree, bird etc. that is significant to you at this time?

Have comfortable clothes for art making. Bring an apron. No experience in the arts is necessary. We will take 45 minutes for lunch. You can bring a lunch or eat out.

“Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake” Henry David Thoreau

 

Collage and Action Figure | Drawing from the Dreamtime

10:00 am to 3:00 pm

$60.00 + $15.00 for materials

Exploring strengthening creative intuition

We strengthen our intuition and trust in our creative choices. In this unique class you will create a collage and an articulated paper doll representing what you want to empower and bring into your life at this time.  All we need is a glue stick, scissors, magazines, your imagination, and a willingness to explore the visual language of your heart. I will share practical exercises and tools to magnify your creative impulses and to help overcome the avoidance and fear that sometimes arrives when you approach doing something creative. Along with tools and dialogue, we will make a story soul collage and a creative art guardian action figure.

No experience in the arts is necessary. I will provide all materials needed.

Bring an apron and water bottle.

We will take 45 minutes for lunch. You can bring a lunch or eat out.

 

“Whenever you are creating beauty around you, you are restoring your own soul.” Alice Walker

 

Tiny Books

10 am to 12:30
$45.00, includes materials
Exploring the strength and Beauty of the small
 
You will create tiny chap books using a simple stitch out of materials and images that I have on hand. We will be making several books that are 2 X 3.5 and no larger than 3 X 4.

No experience in the arts is necessary.

I will provide all materials needed. Bring an apron and water bottle.

 

Monoprinting workshops

“If I create from the heart, nearly everything works, if from the head, almost nothing” Marc Chagal

Monoprinting

One Day workshop: 10:00 am to 3:30 pm, $150.00

Two Day workshop: 10:00 am to 3:30 pm, $300.00

All materials are included in the price.

Exploring monoprinting possibilities

I have been monoprinting with litho inks for 40 years and this medium still surprises and amazes me with its vast possibilities.  You do not need experience but you do need to be willing to take chances, let go of control, and enjoy the surprises. You will learn techniques in viscosity printing with oil- based inks creating monoprints and monotype prints. We will work with black and white and color.

All materials are included in the price.

Have comfortable clothes for art making. Bring an apron and a water bottle.

We will take 45 minutes for lunch. You can bring a lunch or eat out.

Learn more about monoprinting

Tracing Paper Transfer

Must have a drawing completed before class

3 Hours $60.00

Exploring the magic of drawing transfer.

Tracing paper transfer requires some drawing on tracing paper with Conte pastel pencils or oil pastels. You will need to come to class with a drawing on tracing paper that you have already drawn. The drawing can be figurative or non figurative. We will be using oil-based inks for this unique process and an etching press. You will be using your own tracing paper and Conte pastel pencils. With the tracing paper drawing you can get two or three prints from your drawing. This is a great process for those who like to draw and love to print.

Have comfortable clothes for art making. Bring an apron and a water bottle.

No experience in the arts is necessary. We will take 45 minutes for lunch. You can bring a lunch or eat out.

Monoprinting and Tracing Paper Transfer

One Day 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, $150.00

Two Days 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, $300.00

Exploring control and letting go and enjoying the unexpected.

You do not need experience but you do need to be willing to take chances, let go of control, and enjoy the surprises. You will learn techniques in viscosity printing with oil-based inks creating monoprints and monotype prints.

Tracing paper transfer requires some drawing on tracing paper with Conte pastel pencils or oil pastels. You will need to come to class with a drawing on tracing paper that you have already drawn. The drawing can be figurative or non figurative. We will be using oil-based inks for this unique process and an etching press. You will be using your own tracing paper and Conte pastel pencils. With the tracing paper drawing you can get two or three prints from your drawing. This is a great process for those who like to draw and love to print.

We will work with black and white and color.

All materials are included in the price.

Have comfortable clothes for art making. Bring an apron and a water bottle.

We will take 45 minutes for lunch. You can bring a lunch or eat out.

 

“You have to take risks. We will only understand the miracle of life fully when we allow the unexpected to happen.” Paulo Coelho

 

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Contact me to schedule a date and art process of your choice. ~ Denise

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