This is a 3 day workshop.
You will be amazed how a three day retreat can change your approach to your creativity, even perhaps your life. Find the joy in creating in a non-stress, non-judgmental environment that welcomes non-artists and artists who want a little out-of-the-box thinking. We use dream work, meditation, visual journeys, and yoga stretching to “clear the pathways to creativity.” Please bring personal memorabilia, or photos that are meaningful to you. Class projects will include sketching, painting, collage and paper creation additives, found object assemblage and journaling.
Find new life in works you've started to paint! Create new work that wows! Cut loose and explore because anything is possible! What to expect: 2 experienced and fun instructors (Lorraine Potocki and Candy Schultheis), limitless exploration, enthusiastic encouragement. You are welcome to work in the 2D medium of your choice or play with something new.
This class teaches you everything you need to know to get started in bead embroidery. Exploration of two different bead embroidery stitches, discussions about color and creating depth and realism as well as exploring ways to incorporate fabric into your bead work. Students will have a choice of projects to work on and even those who have beaded before will come away with new tricks. A $25 kit fee will be payable to the instructor.
This class is an introduction to the favorite pastime of shell collecting & crafting during the Victorian period, which produced the beautiful octagonal shadowboxes filled with shell mosaics known as 'Sailors Valentines'. Students will learn how to creatively incorporate shells into personal art projects, such as jewelry, paperweights, pocketwatch treasures or shadow box mosaics in hopes of inspiring a contemporary revival in this art form. If one loves detailed, focused work that requires patience—they will find this media truly relaxing and gratifying. A $25 materials fee paid directly to the instructor includes a starter kit with tools, shells, glue, etc.
Whether you are just beginning your creative journey or have been creating for years, art journaling is an amazing tool for self discovery and creativity cutivation. Each week, we will introduce techniques that will further you along your way in a stress free, intuitive, art journaling practice.
In this class you will learn some different techniques to create beautiful works of art with alcohol inks on Yupo paper. No experience necessary! A new painting will be completed each week focusing on a different subject, and building on the techniques we will learn. The instructor will give step by step directions and demos while allowing you plenty of time to explore this fascinating medium.