Art Workshops, Classes & Retreats

"Pinot and Printmaking"
December 3, 2017

Come play, explore, and have fun learning geli prints in a stress free and lively environment with local Mixed Media artist Linda Schrock.
Location: Coupeville, Washington
Instructor: Linda Schrock
Cost: $45 plus $25 Materials Fee
Sponsor: Pacific Northwest Art School
Website, email, 360-678-3396, Toll-Free: 1-866-678-3396

"Design & Printing Workshop: Wrapping Paper"
December 19, 2017

Step up your holiday gift giving with something a litter more personal! With step-by-step guidance from our instructor, you’ll carve a linoleum printing block, ink it up, and make a one-of-a-kind design by printing it on sturdy craft paper. Once the ink dries, you’ve got a fantastic, personalized touch for your gifts this holiday season! The class fee covers all necessary materials and instruction, and students will walk away with two yards of printed paper. Please just wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty, or bring a smock, as the ink stains.
Location: Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin
Instructor: Kristina Coopman
Cost: $40
Sponsor: River Arts, Inc.
Website, email, 608-643-5215

"Linocut in Ubud, Bali"
January 7-14, 2018

Rediscover the joy of creating. Quieten your mind and connect to your true self making Linocuts. Enter into a creative space with this fully immersive art experience. Absorb the beautiful surroundings, and create without distraction. Learn new skills and share with likeminded people. Explore the possibilities of this unique art form with experienced artist and printmaker Shana James and return home feeling rejuvenated and inspired. Suitable for beginners, upskilling art teachers and professional artists. See the website for details.
Location: Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
Instructor: Shana James
Cost: Starts at Australian Dollars $2580 twinshare
Sponsor: Ubud Art Workshops
Website, email, +61 448331519

"Monotype Print Making"
March 1-3, 2018

National award winning artist Gerald Ruggiero will cover a wide range of techniques possible in the monotype process including: additive and subtractive approaches, ink rolling methods, ghost prints, and “Chine Colle”. Students will learn “Additive” and “Subtractive” techniques used in the image making process. Using demonstration and guidance each student will learn how to compose a monotype using all design elements such as line, color, value, edge and texture. This high-energy workshop will afford students with a truly fun experience while acquiring critical skill sets that can be used in any art form moving forward. Monotype is the “painterly print” and is a most rewarding and exciting method of artistic expression.
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
Instructor: Gerald Ruggiero,
Cost: $300
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

"Jane Davies Acrylic Collage Workshop"
April 30 - May 4, 2018

Discover a whole new world of artistic possibility when you combine collage and paint with modern printmaking techniques (without a press). First we will layer colors, patterns, and textures on the GelliArts gel plate to create gorgeously hand-printed collage papers. Then we will integrate monoprint and collage techniques using masks and stencils, to build images directly on a substrate. The boundaries between painting, monotypes, and collage disappear as you gain a fluidity of process and expanding your repertoire of exciting new means of creative expression.
Location: Gloucester, Massachusetts
Instructor: Jane Davies,
Cost: $649
Sponsor: Northeast Workshop Retreats
Website, email, (978)-729-4970

"Shibori: A Change of Surface: Working on Paper, Leather, Industrial Felt"
June 25-29, 2018

Change the substrate and all assumptions are off. Come join us to explore working with these different materials using shibori, painting, and block printing. Indigo, thickened indigo paste, indigo discharge, kakishibu, and mordant printing offer a wide range of possibilities. We will compare with more traditional fabrics, processes, and dyes. We will create samples and accessories, art paper for portfolios or books. Ana Lisa will bring Japanese samples of Indigo shibori and her own examples of non-traditional fabrics.
Location: Coupeville, Washington
Instructor: Ana Lisa Hedstrom
Cost: $725
Sponsor: Pacific Northwest Art School
Website, email, 360-678-3396, Toll-Free: 1-866-678-3396

"Fusion of Botanical Print & Natural Dyes"
August 2-6, 2018

In this workshop we are going to explore botanical printing and how to create well planned and designed textile. Through trials and error and a lot of sampling, students will get to know a variety of plants and their potential effect (Color, tannin, discharge and negative). Students will learn how to combine them together and create a composition with an impressive 3D look, to maximize this potential and develop it further into well designed fabrics. On the technical side, we are going to explore mordanting, dyeing with various plant dyes and different printing techniques.
Location: Coupeville, Washington
Instructor: Irit Dulman
Cost: $850 plus $120 materials fee
Sponsor: Pacific Northwest Art School
Website, email, 360-678-3396, Toll-Free: 1-866-678-3396

"Wax and Washi: Exploring Non-toxic Encaustic Collagraph"
September 5-7, 2018

Using a combination of innovative printmaking materials, participants will create fluid plates using hot wax on Yupo and plexiglass substrates. Images are painted, stamped, textured and scraped with hot wax to produce a high and low plate surface suitable for inking. Using a brayer and non-toxic soy-based Inks, the relief surface will reveal the depth of gestural marks of the textured surface and delicate brush marks. Water leaf and Japanese papers are pressed on the inked surface with gentle hand-printing for amazing results. This is a process, which is accomplished easily and with great creative possibilities. Additional methods of transparent color overlays, multiple inking strategies and collage applications will be taught in addition to discussion of Japanese and western papermaking.
Location: Gloucester, Massachusetts
Instructor: Dorothy Cochran,
Cost: $549
Sponsor: Northeast Workshop Retreats
Website, email, (978)-729-4970

"Printmaking Without a Press"
September 14-18, 2018

In this workshop students learn how to make high quality original prints without a press, and with easy soap and water cleanup. Using Golden Open acrylic paints and other water-based media, several methods of printmaking without a press will be presented with clear step-by-step demonstrations. Students can also combine these methods for unlimited potential, using lighter weight papers for collage and other paper arts, or heavier printmaking paper for finished art prints. Lightweight fabrics can also be used. Playful experimentation and fun are encouraged in this workshop! Demonstrations and individual discussions will help each student to create work using their own aesthetic ideas.
Location: Coupeville, Washington
Instructor: Suzanne Siegel
Cost: $395 plus $5 materials fee
Sponsor: Pacific Northwest Art School
Website, email, 360-678-3396, Toll-Free: 1-866-678-3396

"Open Studios"
November thru April

Make room for your creativity this winter. This is the time we open our light-filled, generously appointed studios to individuals and groups in search of a space for self-directed creativity. Some groups have even made it an annual tradition! You're free to utilize special equipment like potter's wheels, jewelry torches, an etching press, or substantial easels for large-scale work. If you have special equipment or studio needs, please let us know ahead of time. Shared studio space is available for rent Tuesday through Saturday. Enjoy the luxury of an expansive workspace without having to set up or take down your materials during the continuous length of your rental. Other amenities include unlimited complementary hot coffee in our Guenzel Gallery and full kitchen privileges.
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Cost: Members: $15 per day, $65 for 5 days, $120 for 10 days
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455

"Mixed Media Online Workshop"
Begin this online class at any time

Learn mixed media in the comfort of your own home, no matter where you live. You'll learn how to connect with your creative spirit as you express your personal ideas. In this online class, you'll watch videos to learn collage & simple printing techniques. You'll learn to cut a stencil & apply paint or texture through it. I'll explain clearly & show techniques in a series of short videos. You'll learn & have fun, even if you've never painted before. Experienced painters will love exploring new tools & techniques. You'll have so much fun making your mixed media paintings. The best art comes from creative play.
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Ann Bell
Website, email, 281-330-3827


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