Wednesday, July 31, 2013

workshops, classes, products and more!

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.

August 21-25, 2013     Create Chicago   
Please come join me!  I'll be teaching 4 different journal classes- come get your stash of journals made and ready for the upcoming busy holiday season!   I'll have copies of my Cloth Paper Scissors video with me, as well as my stamp line, including this years new additions!     

Sept. 25-27, 2013   Wholecloth Painted Quilts: Realistic Subjects
at PRO Chemical & Dye, Fall River, Mass.
We will cover the basics of creating wholecloth painted quilts based on photos. On the first day, you will do one of my small botanical projects to learn the basics. The next two days, you will work from your own photos to create entirely original work. You learn about:
1. selecting the right photos for great results
2. which paints, brushes, and fabrics to use and why
3. how to make a line drawing from a photo
4. how to transfer a design to fabric
5. painting and blending techniques
6. basic color theory
7. how to make tints and shades of paint colors
8. quilting considerations
More information here
Nov. 13-16, 2013Once in a Blue Moon Fiber Art Retreat
in Blowing Rock, North Carolina
Lyric and Susan are teaming up to offer two and a half days of fiber art workshops. Immerse yourself in a creative environment of learning and fun amidst the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains. You can choose to take all your classes with Susan, all with Lyric, or some with each of us. Classes include beading, embroidery, wholecloth painting, surface design, design basics for art quilters, and threadsketching.
More information here
Jane Davies
September 22 - 27, Expressive Collage, Omega Institute, Rhinebeck, NY

See video here and here for a taste of Expressive Collage. 

October 2 - 4, Art and Soul, Portland, Oregon:

Leslie Tucker Jenison and Jamie Fingal will teaching several workshops at Art & Soul Mixed Media Retreat in Portland Oregon this fall.  Please refer to their website for photographs and text about each class :
Mon, Sept 30 - LESLIE - Drop Cloth Divas; Evening Class - Sheer Bliss: A Comfort Stitch-In
Mon, Sept 30 - JAMIE - Don't Rain on My Parade - Paper Parasol Journals

Tues, Oct 1 - JAMIE & LESLIE - Folding Artists Studios; and Tues Evening - For Ransom
Wed, Oct 2 - LESLIE - Wax on Wax Off:  A Play Date with Soy Wax

DEBORAH BOSCHERT is thrilled to share her revamped website! Check out for new galleries, lists of publications and info about workshops. (She hasn't even made this announcement on her own blog yet. You're getting the first preview!)
Did you miss Deborah's webinar on "Using Unexpected Materials in Fiber Collage?" Download it here!

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