Saturday, September 29, 2012

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Workshops & Online Classes with your favorite 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.

Carol Sloan
Old Forge, NY @ Quilts Unlimited Opening 
Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012 3-6pm

Colorado Springs, CO @ Blue Twig Studio
Nov. 17 & 18, 2012 10-4pm

Sulmona, Italy @ Abruzzo Creative School of Art
August 21-27, 2013

Lyric Kinard
October 12, 2012 The Artist's Toolbox On-Line (4 lessons, 6 weeks)
If you have always had the  desire to be an artist or simply wish to increase your creativity, this class is for you. It will teach you the basic alphabet of art as a visual language through completing a series of exercises in paper and cloth in your sketchbook. More info here.

Start your planning for next spring!
March 10-15, 2013 Quilting Adventures a five day retreat in Texas Hill Country : Surface Design Sampler Platter
Five fabulous days playing with fabric, paint, foil, photo transfer, beading, stamping, screen printing - and a lot of design! More info here.

Jamie Fingal
November 1, 2012 Open Studios in Houston at the International Quilt Festival!
Jamie will be demonstrating free-motion quilting, Rebel-style, on Thursday, 11/1/12, from noon until 2:00 pm. Look for her on the show floor in the Open Studios area. She will be doing a second Open Studios demonstration of art quilt construction using Mistyfuse on Friday, 11/2/12, from 2:00-4:00 pm.

More info here.

Leslie Tucker Jenison

Open Studios at the International Quilt Festival - Gel Plate Monoprinting. Stop by and see me on Thursday, November 1st, from noon through 2:00 pm. I'll be back to demonstrate free-motion quilting on Friday, November 2nd from 2-4 pm.

Dinner At Eight Artists are taking "Rituals", the newest juried exhibition of art quilts, to the International Quilt Festival in Houston, courtesy of Havel's Scissors.  Be sure to stop by and check out the wonderful array of quilts!  Check your show schedule for location. More info here.

Pam Carriker 
October 6-7 Art Is Stamford, CT
Get the Lead Out! Mixing media with Liquid Pencil Sketching Inks
Busting Out-3D journal style, self portrait busts

I'll be wearing my tutu (cobalt teal of course) will you? If you are attending Art Is in October I hope you'll consider joining me for one of my workshops. We'll explore mixed media that includes using my new line of Liquid Pencil Sketching Inks and Mixed Media Adhesive to create collaged works of art. Afraid of creating a self portrait?  Well fear no more as we explore journaling, painting and learn how to shade a face on a 3D bust creating a perfect piece to display in your studio. More info here.

Jane Davies
October 1-2 Art and Soul, Portland Oregon
Scribble Paint and Intro to Encaustics
More info here. (scroll down to Jane Davies)

Jane Davies has a new DVD out from Creative Catalyst Productions. More info here.

Kari McKnight Holbrook
October 1, 2012 Art & Soul Retreat, Portland OR
Class: Rockin' Resin Reliquaries
Create a journal of dreamy rich backgrounds and finish it with a luscious glittery resin cover that provides durable protection and a professional look to your work of art. Explore painting without brushes and wonderful additives that extend your budget! Finish the day learning how Kari does her unique lettering! More info here. 

October 2, 2012 Art & Soul Retreat, Portland OR
Class: A Fluid Romance
Fall in love with Fluid Acrylics! Explore the allure of layers using both physical and optical color blends, and discover the subtle differences between transparent, translucent, and opaque paints. Advanced collage blending techniques and Bas relief will round out only a few of the exciting techniques that are de-mystefied in this workshop! More info here. 

October 3, 2012  Art & Soul Retreat, Portland OR
Class: Delectable Doodles
Closed -ask for Waiting list for possibility of second class...
More info here.

October 4, 2012  Art & Soul Retreat, Portland OR
Class: Stamps & Stencils Journals
Using acrylic paints, we'll create a richly patterned journal with pages exploding with color and visual depth. The binding technique is especially for creating a journal whose pages lie flat when opened. More info here. 

Jane LaFazio
‘From Art Journaling to Art’ Drawing, Watercolor, and More Techniques for the Mixed-Media Artist with Jane LaFazio
DVD or download (image attached)
Join mixed-media artist Jane LaFazio to discover her simple, stress-free way to keep an illustrated journal. You’ll learn how to draw what you see and how to paint with watercolor.

Botanical Stencils designed by Jane LaFazio. EucalyptusPodsSweet Gum Balls.

Mixed Media Retreat in Santa Fe, New Mexico April 21-28, 2013.

Deborah Boschert
Deborah Boschert is an instructor with STITCHED, a collection of 20 online video workshops. Her workshop is titled Branches, Buds and Blossoms: A Botanical Fabric collage and includes segments on surface design, composition and embellishment. More info here.

Deborah Boschert's new DVD workshop from Quilting Arts was just released! "Contemporary Fabric Collage: Design, Stitch and Finish" includes segments on fabric selection, using sheer fabrics and hand embroidery. More info here.

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Kelli Nina Perkins

2012 STITCHED Online Video Workshops. Over 20 projects with full video tutorials. Work all year, take as many as you'd like for one fee. More info here                 

October 13-15, 2012 ART CAMP FOR WOMEN in beautiful Colorado. Join me, Carla Sonheim and other artists at an all inclusive art vacation retreat. We'll study self portraits and take in fresh mountain air with other creative spirits. Gourmet food and wine every day. More info here.


  1. "Gorilla Book Making"???? Shouldn't that be "Guerilla"--or are primates involved? :) Wish i was close enough to take advantage of some of these classes!

  2. I'm guessing that it is "guerrilla" I was aiming at. I do have some monkey antics though so "gorilla" may be more correct.


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