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Levels: B = Beginner, I = Intermediate, A = Advanced

Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Paint & Stitch: Create Original Work from Your Own Photos
October 3-7, 2016 — Learn the basics of creating wholecloth painted and thread-sketched quilts based on your original photos. You will complete 2 or 3 projects, depending on size and complexity. Do not worry if you’ve never painted anything before… this may look complicated, but it isn’t once you learn a bit! You’ll find out how to select the right photo for best results, and choose paints and fabrics to use. Some experience with freemotion quilting is necessary. Visit website


Location: LaPointe, WI
Instructor: Susan Brubaker Knapp
Sponsor: Madeline Island School of the Arts
Cost: $670
Email: Jenna J. Erickson
Phone: 715-747-2054

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Parade: Hats & Headdresses with Katrina Brees
October 5, 2016 (5-8pm) — Take cues from a parade master, former Artist in Resident Katrina Brees, to create your own one-of-a-kind costume or headdress just in time for Fantasy Fest! Katrina is the spearhead of a number of community building parades and artists collectives that encourage artists and creative minds alike to run wild with their imagination. This playful leap into headdresses, outfits/skirts, Mardi Bras, mask-making, beards and merkins will not disappoint. Get started on your outfit for the week or perfect your dream costume. Visit website


Location: Key West, FL
Instructor: Katrina Brees, www.katrinabrees.com
Sponsor: The Studios of Key West
Cost: $45 ($35 for members)
Email: The Studios of Key West
Phone: 305-296-0458

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Parade: Hats & Headdresses with Katrina Brees
October 8, 2016 (10am-1pm) — Take cues from a parade master, former Artist in Resident Katrina Brees, to create your own one-of-a-kind costume or headdress just in time for Fantasy Fest! Katrina is the spearhead of a number of community building parades and artists collectives that encourage artists and creative minds alike to run wild with their imagination. This playful leap into headdresses, outfits/skirts, Mardi Bras, mask-making, beards and merkins will not disappoint. Get started on your outfit for the week or perfect your dream costume. Visit website


Location: Key West, FL
Instructor: Katrina Brees, www.katrinabrees.com
Sponsor: The Studios of Key West
Cost: $45 ($35 for members)
Email: The Studios of Key West
Phone: 305-296-0458

Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Advanced Shuttle Tatting-Cool Circles Necklace
October 8, 2016 (9am-4pm) — Improve your tatting with advanced techniques while tatting a beautiful necklace with beads. Techniques covered in this class will include split rings, bead inside a split ring, node stitch, alligator join, self-closing mock ring, lock stitch chain, and bead picots. Included: size 10 Lizbeth thread, beads, crochet hook size 14, collapsible eye needle, embroidery needle, jump rings and findings. Prerequisite: students should already be comfortable with tatting rings and chains using a shuttle. Visit website


Location: Mineral Point, WI
Instructor: Marilee Rockley
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Cost: $113
Email: Megan Kulick
Phone: 608-987-3292

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Nuno Felt Sans the Silk
October 8-9, 2016 (9am-4pm) — Nuno felting is traditionally thought of as the fusing of sheer silk fabric and wool together into one fabric…but what if you used fabrics other than silk?! Perhaps you have even been told that synthetics won’t felt. Not true! You’ll be delighted at the fun textures and special effects you will be able to create. Use your new knowledge to create yardage for exciting wearables and more. Learn the modifications necessary for different fabrics to felt thoroughly, how to apply wool resists and yarns for additional texture and what free motion embroidery can do to create additional eye appeal as well as how to use the color of your wool to influence the look of non-silk shiny synthetic fabrics. Visit website


Location: Coupeville, WA
Instructor: Janet King
Sponsor: Pacific Northwest Art School
Cost: $310
Email: Pacific Northwest Art School
Phone: 360-678-3396, Toll-Free: 1-866-678-3396

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Felted Hollow Form
October 10-11, 2016 (9am-4pm) — Participants will use the flat resist technique to create a hollow felted vessel form with a variety of surface design elements. There will be opportunity to play with varied wools and fabrics as well as inclusion of 3D elements and complex surface design. Options may include a large scale and simple design or smaller and more complex. Visit website


Location: Coupeville, WA
Instructor: Andrea Graham
Sponsor: Pacific Northwest Art School
Cost: $430
Email: Pacific Northwest Art School
Phone: 360-678-3396, Toll-Free: 1-866-678-3396

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Small Studies
October 10-14, 2016 — This class is built on the idea of exploring abstract design by making small studies. Early on Gwen began to think of these small studies as sketches. Just as painters use sketches to explore possibilities, fabric sketches are for working things out; for learning new techniques, exploring color and composition. They are your ticket to play, and to develop your own aesthetics in a safe, worry free space. Making sketches is like taking a crash course in design. Students should be able to complete one study in a day. Visit website


Location: LaPointe, WI
Instructor: Gwen Marston
Sponsor: Madeline Island School of the Arts
Cost: $670
Email: Jenna J. Erickson
Phone: 715-747-2054

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Functional Felted Bags
October 12-14, 2016 (9am-4pm) — Using a flat resist technique, participants will create a functional bag with 3D element design on either the flap or front of bag. Options for pockets and handles will be discussed and either a felted rope handle or grommets and rings and leather will finish off the bag. Visit website


Location: Coupeville, WA
Instructor: Andrea Graham
Sponsor: Pacific Northwest Art School
Cost: $555
Email: Pacific Northwest Art School
Phone: 360-678-3396, Toll-Free: 1-866-678-3396

Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Free Form Knitting: Knit One/Purl One
October 13-15, 2016 (9am-4pm) — This workshop is an exploration of how to create unique garments assembled from modules of free-form knitting/crochet. Color studies, yarn selections, flattering garment styles with patterns, methods of assemblage, edge treatment and beading will be included. Each participant will assemble a reference notebook and will also design and create modules that will be appliquéd onto a polar fleece scarf provided by the instructor. The course is essentially “hands-on” with continuous instruction and guidance in developing individual creativity, color usage and the potential of knitting with no rules and no patterns. Skill level: Ability to cast on, bind off, knit, purl, single crochet. Visit website


Location: Coupeville, WA
Instructor: Anita Luvera Mayer
Sponsor: Pacific Northwest Art School
Cost: $460
Email: Pacific Northwest Art School
Phone: 360-678-3396, Toll-Free: 1-866-678-3396

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level

Printmaking Without a Press
October 15, 2016 (9:30 AM - 5:00 PM) — Come and find out how fun and addicting printmaking can be! In this workshop we will create monoprints with Gelli plates, handcut stencils using unique materials, and print over collaged text. We’ll also learn how to carve our own stamps to create tile patterns as well as learn how to carve linoleum blocks. This is a perfect workshop for mixed media junkies who want to add to their repertoire with fun, easy, and out-of-the-box techniques. Visit website


Location: Bulverde, TX
Instructor: Carrie Avery
Sponsor: The Makery
Cost: $99 + Material cost
Email: Francesca Watson
Phone: 830.980.9089

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Metal Printing and Rust Dyeing on Fabric
October 16, 2016 (9:30 AM - 5:00 PM) — Join textile artist Laura Dehart in an exploration of the use of metal to print and dye fabric. You’ll design a silk scarf and a cotton bandana square using iron, rust and copper, along with modifiers, to achieve different colors. (Don’t worry – once set, the colors are permanent!) You’ll also learn how to fold and bind fabric to create decorative patterns. The materials kit includes one silk scarf, one cotton bandana and the use of all other tools and materials necessary to complete the project. Additional dyeables will be available for purchase if desired. Visit website


Location: Bulverde, TX
Instructor: Laura Dehart
Sponsor: The Makery
Cost: $99 + Material cost
Email: Francesca Watson
Phone: 830.980.9089

Intermediate Level

Animal Artistry Through Applique
October 17-21, 2016 — David creates highly detailed images for his award winning quilts by using simple shapes, and by letting the fabric create texture to achieve a ‘painted’ effect. David will show you how to adapt a photograph into a wall quilt, using hand-appliqué and piecing techniques. A great deal of time is spent on tracing and pattern drawing, along with fabric selection - which is key to his process. He will show you how to get beautiful details from simple shapes by letting the fabric do all the hard work. Visit website


Location: LaPointe, WI
Instructor: David Taylor
Sponsor: Madeline Island School of the Arts
Cost: $670
Email: Jenna J. Erickson
Phone: 715-747-2054

Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Sculptural Rib Basketry
October 18-19, 2016 (9am-4pm) — Students will learn to approach rib sculptures and basketry in a totally untraditional way. Mary will show how to create and shape multiple walls, intersections, turns, twists, lumps and bumps while designing a freeform woven piece. The focus of the workshop will be to create sculptural baskets and weavings in a creative manner. Mary will also show how to weave a rib construction and freeform weavings using a variety of patterns including twill weave. Students are encouraged to bring driftwood, vines, twigs, branches, round reed or willow that will inspire them and be used as their frame. Students will learn a variety of tricks to make this form of basketry easy, spontaneous and impressive with endless in possibilities. Visit website


Location: Coupeville, WA
Instructor: Mary Hettmansperger, www.maryhetts.com
Sponsor: Pacific Northwest Art School
Cost: $295
Email: Pacific Northwest Art School
Phone: 360-678-3396, Toll-Free: 1-866-678-3396

Beginner Level

Indigo Vat Sessions
October 23, 2016 (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM or 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM) — Sign up for a morning and/or afternoon session to use our indigo vats, clamps, ties and blocks to create gorgeous blue and white patterns. Textile artist Laura Dehart will be on hand to give instruction on ways to make different designs using a variety of binding resist techniques. Bring your own silk or cotton dyeables or purchase from our selection of totes, scarves and bandanas. Everything else is provided… but dress for the mess! (Note: This workshop is perfect for adults or kids age 10 and up!) Visit website


Location: Bulverde, TX
Instructor: Laura Dehart
Sponsor: The Makery
Cost: $20
Email: Francesca Watson
Phone: 830.980.9089

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Hearth Basket
October 26-27, 2016 — We will make a solid bottomed simple weave basket with an attractive oak handle. Great to hold project, magazines, books or remotes by your favorite chair. Makes a superb visual element in decorative displays. Small class size allows ample one on one instruction as needed, with strong emphasis on everyone leaving the class with a finished basket and a happy weaving experience. The material fee includes all necessary materials and detailed printed instructions, which are yours to keep. Fee also includes use of all necessary tools during the class, and also includes a light lunch! Additional kits of the class basket will be available for purchase during the class. Visit website


Location: Coupeville, WA
Instructor: Mary Alice Sterling
Sponsor: Pacific Northwest Art School
Cost: $75 + $25 Materials Fee
Email: Pacific Northwest Art School
Phone: 360-678-3396, Toll-Free: 1-866-678-3396

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Mask Making with John McBride
October 26-27, 2016 (5-7pm) — Just in time for Fantasy Fest, one of Key West’s favorite visitors returns to help students craft their perfect mask. An expert at his trade, John creates intricately detailed pieces perfect for an elite masquerade ball or a crawl down Duval. Visit website


Location: Key West, FL
Instructor: John McBride, www.maskerville.com/masks
Sponsor: The Studios of Key West
Email: The Studios of Key West
Phone: 305-296-0458

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Crafty Kids with Judi Bradford
November 2, 2016 (10am-12pm) — Bring your kids by The Studios for a fun morning making ornaments and gifts – and learning a new useful skill! Class ends at noon, so there’ll still be plenty of time to bake cookies and wrap gifts. All supplies included. Visit website


Location: Key West, FL
Instructor: Judi Bradford, www.judibradford.com
Sponsor: The Studios of Key West
Cost: $40 ($30 members)
Email: The Studios of Key West
Phone: 305-296-0458

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Free Form Beading with Margo Ellis
November 12, 2016 (10am-4pm) — Join local textile and bead artist Margo Ellis to create free form seed and bead bracelets. Ellis will also teach different bead weaving techniques so participants can continue to create on their own. Visit website


Location: Key West, FL
Instructor: Margo Ellis
Sponsor: The Studios of Key West
Email: The Studios of Key West
Phone: 305-296-0458

Beginner Level

Hand Printed Fabric Bunting
November 13, 2016 (9:30 AM - 5:00 PM) — This fun, relaxed workshop will show you how to design your own fabric bunting using stamps to display a personalized name, a special announcement, positive affirmations, and festive designs. You’ll learn how to create a variety of stunning ombre effects on cotton fabric using our dye vats, which will include traditional indigo, and how to print on fabric using rubber stamps and fabric printing ink. Then you’ll string your creations together to create a unique decorative bunting to hang or display. We provide all the materials and instruction – you bring the fun! (Note: this workshop is suitable for adults and kids age 10 and up!) Visit website


Location: Bulverde, TX
Instructor: Laura Dehart
Sponsor: The Makery
Cost: $99 + Material cost
Email: Francesca Watson
Phone: 830.980.9089

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Bookbinding: The Case-Bound Book
November 20, 2016 (9:30 AM - 5:00 PM) — Carrie Avery brings us the next in her series of book-binding workshops, this time with books that have hard covers, or case-bound books. We will be creating a large format classic case-bound book that would make a great portfolio, journal, or album. We will also create a chain link stitch with a hard cover. All materials are provided, but if you have your own bookbinding supplies, you are encouraged to bring them. Visit website


Location: Bulverde, TX
Instructor: Carrie Avery
Sponsor: The Makery
Cost: $99 + Material cost
Email: Francesca Watson
Phone: 830.980.9089

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Improvisational Stitching
December 3, 2016 (9am-5pm) — Making marks with stitches on fabric creates a sense of dimension and texture that is different from working with other traditional art-making materials and gives the artist a tactile pleasure. Learn basic embroidery and stitching techniques to draw on fabric with needle and thread freehand or to work overtop a prepared drawing. Students will create embroideries that can be displayed on their own, used to embellish items such as a quilt or other sewing project, or incorporated into a multimedia artwork. The work of contemporary fabric artists such as Rebecca Ringquist will be referenced. Explore the potential of textile art while enjoying the community created by stitching with others. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: $135
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

Beginner Level

Japanese Tie-Dye: The Art of Shibori
December 18, 2016 (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM or 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM) — Sign up for a morning and/or afternoon session to use our dyes, clamps, ties and blocks to create gorgeous patterns on cotton fabric. Textile artist Laura Dehart will be on hand to give guidance on ways to make different designs using a variety of binding resist techniques. Bring your own cotton T-shirt or fabric to dye, or purchase dyeable items here from our selection of bandanas, totes and scarves. This workshop is great for adults or kids age 10 and up! Visit website


Location: Bulverde, TX
Instructor: Laura Dehart
Sponsor: The Makery
Cost: $20
Email: Francesca Watson
Phone: 830.980.9089

Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Vintage Rose 2017 Quiltworx Technique of the Month
June 5-9, 2017 — Learn to piece the newest technique of the month designed by Quiltworx/Judy Niemeyer and taught by certified instructor Jackie Kunkel. You will have the choice to piece either the queen size or wall size quilt and will learn Judy Niemeyer's paper piecing techniques in this unique class! Learn curved piecing, floating points, template layout sheets, and so much more! Visit website


Location: LaPointe, WI
Instructor: Jackie Kunkel
Sponsor: Madeline Island School of the Arts
Cost: $670
Email: Jenna J. Erickson
Phone: 715-747-2054

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Travel Journal: Creating with Hand Dyed Wools and Textural Fabrics
June 12-16, 2017 — You will use your own life experiences to create a one of a kind ‘Fabric Journal Quilt’ to document your own life experiences using textural fabrics, hand dyed wools, embellishments and ethnic beads. Start with a textural pieced background using a combination of hand dyed wools and an appliquéd tree trunk which will be filled with your own journey. Visit website


Location: LaPointe, WI
Instructor: Sue Spargo
Sponsor: Madeline Island School of the Arts
Cost: $670
Email: Jenna J. Erickson
Phone: 715-747-2054

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Creative Texture: Creating Backgrounds with Monochromatic Texture
June 19-23, 2017 — Learn many techniques as you explore mono chromatic texture. Create a 20” bird block layering the background with fabrics and ribbons and then create a unique layered appliqué. Finish by exploring stitches and beading to create an embellished textural surface. Visit website


Location: LaPointe, WI
Instructor: Sue Spargo
Sponsor: Madeline Island School of the Arts
Cost: $670
Email: Jenna J. Erickson
Phone: 715-747-2054

Intermediate Level

Animal Artistry Through Applique
July 10-14, 2017 — This retreat is for quilters at an intermediate level, who have a basic understanding of appliqué techniques. David creates highly detailed images for his award winning quilts by using simple shapes, and letting the fabric create texture to achieve a ‘painted’ effect. David will show you how to adapt a photograph into a wall quilt, using hand-appliqué and piecing techniques. A great deal of time is spent on tracing and pattern drawing, along with fabric selection - which is key to his process. He will show you how to get beautiful results by letting the fabric do all the hard work. David will also show you his appliqué technique for invisible stitching, and will finish up with quilting and binding options. Visit website


Location: LaPointe, WI
Instructor: David Taylor
Sponsor: Madeline Island School of the Arts
Cost: $670
Email: Jenna J. Erickson
Phone: 715-747-2054

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