Monday, January 30, 2012

Upcoming Workshops and More

Check out these opportunities to make art with the Sketchbook Challenge artists. 

We keep our commercial presence to one monthly post so that we can share other opportunities to take workshops, purchase art or enjoy other offerings from all of us. Check out our workshops and  books. Thank you for being a part of the Sketchbook Challenge! It's an honor to share this journey with you.

February 25, 2012   Paper Bag Leather Journal
Paper bag leather journal with Sue Bleiweiss at Ink About It, Westford MA  Learn how to turn a humble paper bag into a gorgeous surface that looks like leather.  In this class you’ll transform a plain paper bag into a leather look alike surface and then turn it into a journal filled with blank pages,pockets and journaling tags.  More information here

January 16- July 16, 2012  Online classes are open now with all of the class content, videos, text, stepped out pictures, is posted so you can work at your own pace, with private flicker sharing groups and class discussions, you stay in class the whole time or come back to revisit the class anytime you want during the 6 month session. Shades of Grey, An Angel's Anthology, and Pursuing Portraits. More info here

May 30-June 3rd, 2012   CREATE Irvine, CA  I'll be teaching four fun classes, A Chip off the Old Block-turning sketches into lino cut blocks, Sketching Without Pencils-Exploring my line of Derivan Liquid Pencil Sketching Ink, Take 6 Techniques for Journaling-6 techniques for adding focal images to your journal pages, Facing the (Thermo)fax-creating mixed-media paintings that start with a thermofax screen print. More info here

 June 2012   An Artful Gathering, the online Art Retreat 'Still Pursuing Portraits' an in depth look at drawing front, side and 3/4 view profiles using a simple face mapping system that makes the rules of drawing faces easy to remember and execute. From drawing in our journals we will then create mixed media paintings from some of the sketches. More info here

February 15, 2012   Keys to Dynamic Composition (6 online sessions) Learn not only the basics, but the nuances of composition to get more out of your creative expression.  More info here.

April 4, 2012   Text and Image: Telling Stories in Collage (six online sessions) Did you ever want to express yourself in words and images to make beautifully expressive collage? In this workshop we will explore the power of image-word relationships  to discover a world of complex layers of meaning, exciting surprises, and personal expression.  More info here.

April 4, 2012 The Sketchbook Practice Workshop (six online sessions) In this workshop we are using the as a playground of visual ideas, a place to let your muse take over, and a workhorse for developing drawing, painting, and collage skills.  More info here. 


 August 10-12    A Passionate Correspondence; lettering, drawing and love! More info here.

Now- March 31, 2012    Personal Geographies on display at the Denver Public Library. See all the maps in my book Personal Geographies. More info here.


February 17, 2012 (on-line, 6 weeks)  The Artist’s Toolbox
If you have always had the  desire to be an artist or simply wish to increase your creativity you need to learn the basic alphabet of the visual language.  Have fun on-line as you complete a series of exercises in paper and cloth under Lyric's gentle and encouraging guidance.

August 15-18, 2012, Fall River, MA  Surface Design Sampler Platter (4 days!) Are you are intrigued by the art of surface design but can’t choose which technique you most want to learn? Spend four glorious days trying a taste each! Play with paint, foil, photos and embellishments to create your own gorgeous fabrics. You will delve deeply into printing with screens, stencils, and with stamps you have carved yourself and play with beads to boot! More info here.

February 7, 2012  Creative Embroidery-Organic Design An online class with six weeks and six lessons. Explore the art of embroidery with thread and mixed media. More info here.


April 1, 2012 21 Secrets is a series of online art journaling classes beginning April 1. On that date, all 21 classes from 21 artists will be available for you. Hosted at Ning, the entire package of classes will be available for you  until January 1, 2013. The workshops will each include video and pdf. More info here.

March 30 & April 1, 2012 Rescue Book Journals Are you in the Midwest? I'll be in Lincoln, Nebraska on March 30 and April 1 to teach Rescue Book Journals and Wild Journal Rumpus. Come and join me for a weekend of journal magic. More to come.

June 20-28, 2012 Italy Illuminated.  The itinerary is in place and Yay! We will be in Fabriano in time for the Palio - the medieval festival that has been going on since, well, medieval times. Susan Myers, my teaching companion, spent most of her sabbatical year in Fabriano. You are in very good hands!  You need to check out my blog for the details of this unique trip. We Final price is still being nailed down, but it looks like approximately $1,500. More info here.


February 24 & 25, 2012 Bound By Heart, Made By Hand a two day book making class at "Artistic Artifacts" in Alexandria Virginia. More info here.

June 3 and June 4, 2012 Whimsical Mark Making
Two one day classes at "Blue Twig Studio in Colorado Springs Colorado. More info here.

June 7-June 10, 2012  Art Camp For Women in beautiful Winter Park, Colorado.
A brand new bookmaking class just for Camp! More info here.


February 28, 2012 Sketching & Watercolor
Online class with Jane LaFazio starts February 28 for 6 weeks. Sketching & Watercolor in a Mixed Media Journal. More info here.

April 19-23, 2012   Expressive Arts Mixed Media Art Retreat in Austin, Texas. Lavender Sage Art Retreats. More info here.

September 10-16, 2012
Walking and Watercolor on the French Riviera. More info here.  

Now through December 2012
Join me, Alma Stoller and a host of other fabric artists for online video workshops with STITCHED 2012. More than 20 projects and additional ones scheduled, giveaways, forums and support. More info here.

October 9-16, 2012   Art Camp For Women
Another year of Art Camp for Women, as featured in the February 2012 issue of "O" magazine from Oprah. We'll be playing with self portraits in a relaxed setting with other women. Everything is included, from gourmet meals to art supplies and lodging with a fantastic view of the mountains. A transformative experience that you'll never forget. More info here.


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