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Beginner Level

Book Making: The Ribbon Book
March 25, 2017 (12:00 - 4:00 pm) — Join mixed media artist Carrie Avery for an afternoon creating this beautiful hard back book with tied ribbons on the spine. Depending on the materials used, it can be romantic or elegant, and its lovely presentation makes it a wonderful gift or coffee table piece. All supplies are provided and no previous bookbinding experience is required, so bring a friend and come have an afternoon of fun! (If you have your own bookbinding tools, you are welcome to bring them!) Visit website


Location: Bulverde, TX
Instructor: Carrie Avery
Sponsor: The Makery
Cost: $40 (taxable)
Email: Francesca Watson
Phone: 830.980.9089

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Writing Place: Landscape, People, and the Natural World
March 27 - April 30, 2017 — Learn about and practice writing about place, a subgenre that includes any of the elements that make a specific place what it is. It can include layers of history, natural history, human culture, the spirit world, and the built environment to bring us to this present moment. We can be advocates, critics, or lovers of a place. For many of us, specific places are connected to our spirituality and deeper self. Through writing, we not only express ourselves but also discover more about our subject. By developing our craft, we can better understand and present our world and experiences. Open to writers or aspiring writers of any level. Visit website


Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Linda Buckmaster
Sponsor: Shanti Arts
Cost: $175
Email: Christine Cote
Phone: 207-837-5760

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Intro to Encaustic Painting
April 8-9, 2017 (9 am to 4 pm) — Learn the fundamentals of painting with encaustic paints and medium. This two day workshop will cover color mixing, making glazes and safe studio practices for working in this versatile medium. We will also work with the various characteristics that make this medium unique - from optical depth, to texture and mark making - as well as working with image transfers and mixed media applications. You will come away with a basic understanding of the media and fusing techniques, as well as how to incorporate encaustic painting into your current studio practice. You do not need prior experience working with encaustic paint, but general art making experience will be helpful. Instructor will supply panels, paint and medium. Visit website


Location: Mineral Point, WI
Instructor: Sarah Rehmer
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley
Cost: $275
Email: Registrations
Phone: (608) 987-3292

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Advanced Level

3-day Encaustic Workshop
April 10-12, 2017 (10am-4pm with 1 hour break) — Kat Masella has worked in all artistic mediums for nearly two decades but, it is encaustic's sensual possibilities that fuels her passionate flame. She generously shares the many techniques and methods of working with encaustic as well as mixing with other media - making this wax medium easily accessible to all. Kat's enthusiasm is contagious and will inspire unlimited creative potential with this most versatile and limitless medium. All materials & equipment included & provided. Come relax and play and be seduced by this sensual hot wax medium. These encaustic classes fill quickly and are limited to 14 students. Visit website


Location: Gloucester, MA
Instructor: Kat Masella, katmasella.com
Sponsor: Northeast Workshop Retreats
Cost: $299 supplies included
Email: Northeast Workshop Retreats
Phone: (978)-729-4970

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Layers: Oil and Cold Wax Workshop
April 21-23, 2017 (Fri-Sat 9am–4pm, Sun 9am–3pm) — Build abstract paintings by layering, utilizing cold wax medium, tube oils, pigment sticks, powdered pigments and a variety of implements. Explore new ways to create textures, color fields and mark making while utilizing various tools and techniques to “push the limits” of our mediums. This workshop is well suited for those with some prior painting experience and who enjoy the sharing, flexibility and happenstance of a group environment! The focus is on the process itself more than a “finished” painting. We will look at form and content, deliberate and accidental mark making, starting points, titling of work, and working in series. Described as “inspiring and life-changing” this workshop will enliven your art and unleash your creative voice! Visit website


Location: Mineral Point, WI
Instructor: Jim Scherbarth
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley
Cost: $325
Email: Megan Kulick
Phone: 608-987-3292

Beginner Level

Make a Tin Can Forge, Carving Knife, and Carve Miniatures
May 2-4, 2017 (9am–5pm) — This is a jam-packed 3 days with Denny Neubauer, famous for his brand of woodcarving knives. Day 1: You will create your own tin-can forge and Denny will demonstrate how to use it to forge a woodcarving knife blade from a drill bit. Then you will forge your own blade. Day 2: You will finish your carving knife, hardening, tempering, and adding a handle made of cholla cactus, and Denny will show you how to sharpen your knife. Day 3: You will use your new knife to carve a miniature caricature, the kind Denny is well known for. You will take home a tin can forge, a carving knife, and your carving. Beginners are welcome. Limited enrollment. Visit website


Location: Mineral Point, WI
Instructor: Denny Neubauer
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley
Cost: $305
Email: Megan Kulick
Phone: 608-987-3292

Beginner Level

Carve Two American Goldfinches
May 2-4, 2017 (9am–5pm) — You will carve and color two beautiful American Goldfinches, a male and a female. You can choose to mount your goldfinch couple together on a single driftwood or natural wood base or mount each separately. The bases can be either wall mounted or seated. Nick has been carving a wide array of charming songbirds for nearly 30 years, and teaching how to carve them for 8 years. He generally features carved eyes on his birds, but if you wish to use glass eyes, you will need to bring them. Nick will provide blanks, paint, brushes, and lots of carving tips. Visit website


Location: Mineral Point, WI
Instructor: Nick Scheuer
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley
Cost: $295
Email: Megan Kulick
Phone: 608-987-3292

Beginner Level

Intaglio Relief Carving
May 2-4, 2017 (9am–5pm) — Intaglio relief is carving an image into the wood’s surface leaving the outside perimeter to frame the carving. A rather ancient form of carving it has become very popular in recent years, partly due to Greg’s award-winning carvings and teaching engagements throughout the United States. He has developed a vast array of designs for you to choose from including realistic humans, flowers, western and religious motifs, fairies, dragons, buildings, and numerous very popular full-figure Santa patterns. You will be carving on bark-edged basswood boards measuring about 12”x14.” You will also be painting your work. Visit website


Location: Mineral Point, WI
Instructor: Greg Wirtz
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley
Cost: $290
Email: Megan Kulick
Phone: 608-987-3292

Beginner Level

Whittle-Carving 101
May 2-4, 2017 (9am–5pm) — “Whittle-Carving” is shaping a hand-held piece of wood using only a knife. This class is for folks who have never picked up a knife and carvers who want to sharpen their knife handling skills. We will talk about wood, knives and tools, safety, and sharpening, before making basic knife cuts on practice sticks. These cuts will then be used to whittle a simple Snowman from a blank. Face carving will be introduced with students creating a face-carving stick. As skills develop and time permits, carvers will have a choice of whittling a “Skinny Santa” or another figure (painting will be discussed.) Materials include practice sticks and Snowman blank. Additional blanks may be purchased in class for $5. Visit website


Location: Mineral Point, WI
Instructor: Jim Hecker
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley
Cost: $280
Email: Megan Kulick
Phone: 608-987-3292

Beginner Level

Carving Relief Scenes or Human Figures
May 2-4, 2017 (9am–5pm) — Carve a landscape relief scene or realistic human figure in the round. Best of Show award-winner in several major competitions, Dylan will guide you through the process of carving a country relief scene... a mountain cabin, a fish camp, or a country lane, the rough out will enable you to customize the scene to your tastes and skill level. You’ll learn about perspective, compression of depth, layering, and textures plus carving the intricate details that Dylan is known for. If human figures are your interest, Dylan will offer a 12” sea captain. You will learn to carve a realistic face, hands, wrinkles and folds in clothing. Safe efficient carving methods and how to sharpen carving tools will also be covered. Visit website


Location: Mineral Point, WI
Instructor: Dylan Goodson
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley
Cost: $270
Email: Megan Kulick
Phone: 608-987-3292

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Encaustic Journey in Tuscany!
May 3-10, 2017 (sessions daily) — Shelley’s Encaustic Workshop will give students of all levels an opportunity to explore the ancient art method of Encaustics in a contemporary existence. Students will learn the basics as well as advanced applications of Encaustic, the process of using melted beeswax, pigments and damar resin to create richly colored paintings using alternate media processes. We will learn the history, safety and versatility of this intense medium that invites you to experiment! We will engage in various methods and techniques including fusing, incising, collage, mixed media, image transfers, imbedding, mark-making, shellac burn and incorporating your preferred medium. This is the ideal class for beginners and seasoned artists alike as we embark upon this journey of learning Encaustic in Tuscany. Visit website


Location: Cortona, Italy
Instructor: Shelley Jean
Sponsor: Toscana Americana Workshops
Cost: From $3099.00
Email: Patrick Mahoney
Phone: 0039 3314229047

Beginner Level

Basic Encaustic with Photographs
May 6, 2017 (9am to 4pm) — Encaustic in its most basic interpretation means hot melted wax applied to an absorbent surface. Encaustic is typically bees wax mixed with damar resin and pigments. Painting with encaustic has continued through the ages and has relatively recently been discovered by photographers. The application of encaustic to digital pigment prints transcends the photographic process adding depth, luminescence and providing the opportunity for greater artistic expression. This workshop will cover the history of encaustic, preparing digital images for printing, preparation of boards, application of encaustic medium and care of encaustic art. Visit website


Location: Johnson City, TX
Instructor: Amanda Smith and Kevin Tully
Sponsor: A Smith Gallery
Cost: $175.00
Email: Amanda Smith
Phone: 512-422-4080

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Advanced Level

Kimberley Creative Writing Adventure
May 6-12, 2017 (10am) — Explore the rugged beauty of the remote Australian outback on this challenging creative writing adventure. Experience life on a Kimberley cattle station, get to know colourful characters, access locations not open to the public, travel deep into the landscape and encounter unique wildlife. Stay in a Bush Hut or shared Bunkhouse room with one night camped at a private billabong. Activities include sunset champagne and canapés, barramundi fishing, bull buggy ride, whip cracking, aboriginal cave art, one night camp, final night party. View the itinerary and details online. Inclusions: 6 night's accommodation. All meals. 24 hour tea and coffee. Workshop tuition over five days. Land transfers. All activities as per the itinerary. Exclusions: Flights, Alcohol, Mandatory travel insurance. Visit website


Location: Wyndham, Australia
Instructor: Dr Nandi Chinna
Sponsor: On The Verandah
Cost: $3295pp AUD
Email: Rachel Dillon
Phone: 61-8-93881513

Beginner Level

More Encaustic with Photographs
May 7, 2017 (9am to 4pm) — The simple application of wax to photographs is miraculous in how it transforms the image. However, this can be just the beginning. Wax can be incised, carved, pigmented and be a vehicle for collage using an amazing amount of substances. In this class, we will explore the more conceptual and creative aspects of working in this medium. This workshop will cover incising in the wax with various tools, handcoloring with color pigment, image transfer onto the wax with inkjet copies and graphite paper, layering of images with tissue paper on boards, finishing the sides of the boards and proper hanging techniques. Visit website


Location: Johnson City, TX
Instructor: Amanda Smith and Kevin Tully
Sponsor: A Smith Gallery
Cost: $175.00
Email: Amanda Smith
Phone: 512-422-4080

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

3-day Encaustic Workshop
May 10-12, 2017 (10am-4pm with 1 hour break) — Kat Masella has worked in all artistic mediums for nearly two decades but, it is encaustic's sensual possibilities that fuels her passionate flame. She generously shares the many techniques and methods of working with encaustic as well as mixing with other media - making this wax medium easily accessible to all. Kat's enthusiasm is contagious and will inspire unlimited creative potential with this most versatile and limitless medium. All materials & equipment included & provided. Come relax and play and be seduced by this sensual hot wax medium. These encaustic classes fill quickly and are limited to 14 students. Visit website


Location: Gloucester, MA
Instructor: Kat Masella, katmasella.com
Sponsor: Northeast Workshop Retreats
Cost: $299 supplies included
Email: Northeast Workshop Retreats
Phone: (978)-729-4970

Beginner Level

Screenprinting onto Encaustic
May 12-14, 2017 (9am–5pm) — Silkscreen onto Encaustic is a process whereby images are screenprinted onto a wax based surface producing prints that have the luminosity of encaustic paintings while maintaining the graphic nature of screenprinting. The workshop will introduce and explore various approaches to combining screenprinting and encaustic, utilizing line and halftone photo-based imagery. The technical information will be presented through a hands-on approach with emphasis on achieving each individual artist’s aesthetic goals. Materials fee covers use of silk screens, photo emulsion, encaustic paint, pigment and blending sticks, inks, dyes, gesso, panels, transparency film and ink, and newsprint. No previous encaustic experience required - beginners welcome! Visit website


Location: Mineral Point, WI
Instructor: Jeff Hirst
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley
Cost: $410
Email: Megan Kulick
Phone: 608-987-3292

Beginner Level

Book Making: Exposed Stitch Eco Journal
May 20, 2017 (12:00 - 4:00 pm) — Carrie Avery brings us a technique featuring a beautiful exposed stitch, meaning the binding is visible from the outside of the book. The result is a rustic and organic book with a hint of romance, ideal for saving mementos or journaling special moments. It’s the perfect workshop for the paper and fabric created in Laura Dehart’s eco printing workshop: you can choose to have fabric and paper ready for you if you missed it. If you’re bringing materials from Laura’s workshop, we’re providing a discount on the workshop fee. Otherwise, all supplies are covered and no previous bookbinding experience is required. (If you have your own book binding tools and materials, you are welcome to bring them!) Visit website


Location: Bulverde, TX
Instructor: Carrie Avery
Sponsor: The Makery
Cost: $50 (taxable)
Email: Francesca Watson
Phone: 830.980.9089

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Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Encaustic Mixed Media
May 29 - June 1, 2017 (9 am - 4 pm) — In this workshop we will start to explore the mixed media side of encaustic. The luminous surface is what will usually draw an artist to want to begin to work with it, however, the range of applications from painting, collage, sculpture, and printmaking is what keeps artists engaged. We will experiment with other materials that can be mixed in, with discussions of durability and safety. Topics to be covered will include painting, collage, image transfers, embedding found materials, and much more! General discussions on studio set up and safety will be covered, as well as presentation options for finished work. Experience with encaustic is not needed for this workshop; however, prior art marking experience will be helpful. Visit website


Location: Lac du Flambeau, WI
Instructor: Sarah Rehmer
Sponsor: Dillman's Bay Resort and Workshops
Cost: $465 + materials
Email: Registrations
Phone: 715-588-3143

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Advanced Level

Summer Blues: Papermaking with Indigo
June 7-10, 2017 (9am-4pm) — In this hands-on workshop you will gain a foundation in the process of papermaking, as well as explore the possibilities inherent in working with indigo, a material valued by cultures around the world. After a thorough introduction to papermaking, you will produce papers using fibers that are strong enough to hold up when immersed in the indigo vat. Explore the range of surface qualities possible with various fibers, and fine tune your understanding of the beater to produce a portfolio of papers with an exciting range of tactile surfaces. You will use both traditional and experimental techniques in making marks and coloring paper. Create crisp patterns, rivers of fluid marks, and stunning fields of thick, rich darkness on handmade paper. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Mary Hark, www.MaryHark.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $450, Non-Members: $485 (includes materials fee)
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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A Library of Memories
June 8-11, 2017 (9am-4pm) — In this very special, 4-day art-making adventure, we will be creating a one-of-a-kind embellished container to hold a handmade book and a dimensional assemblage. This class will cover a wide variety of techniques related to painting, mixed media, bookbinding, assemblage, collage, and fun-having. In addition, we will be taking the workshop outside the classroom, visiting a number of destinations on the Island for both creative inspiration and supply gathering. Visit website


Location: Coupeville, WA
Instructor: Seth Apter
Sponsor: Pacific Northwest Art School
Cost: $600; Material Fee: $20
Email: Pacific Northwest Art School
Phone: 360-678-3396, Toll-Free: 1-866-678-3396

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Bookmaking! Tips and Tools for Creating and Refining Projects
June 11-13, 2017 (9am-4pm) — Join Keron Psillas for an intensive three days of book-making. Keron is an internationally published author, photographer and designer. This course will delve into the workflow to create a Blurb book, using Blurb software and Lightroom, as well as overall discussion about printing and publishing options. Bring your project for editing help, along with books you admire. We’ll share this with the class. Keron will share insights, tips, and thoughts about layout and design that stem from 20 years in the printing and publishing industry before she became a professional photographer. Keron will spend time individually with participants working on projects, and there will be time for you to shoot the lovely environment of Whidbey Island. Visit website


Location: Coupeville, WA
Instructor: Keron Psillas
Sponsor: Pacific Northwest Art School
Cost: $450
Email: Pacific Northwest Art School
Phone: 360-678-3396, Toll-Free: 1-866-678-3396

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Intermediate Level

Wax + Paper
June 12-14, 2017 (9am-4pm) — This workshop offers an opportunity to explore paper-based encaustic processes, including dipping, collage, monotypes, and mixed media forms. Each of these methods can be combined and layered with existing techniques in your creative practice, leading to new conceptual ground. Applying a variety of encaustic techniques, Jennifer will be encourage you to explore approaches that can expand the possibilities of developing your own work. This workshop will consist of demonstrations, discussion of safe and sustainable handling of encaustic materials, studio work time, group critiques, and Jennifer's individualized feedback. Artists with backgrounds in any medium will find this workshop an engaging experience. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Jennifer Williams Terpstra, www.JWTerpstra.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $330, Non-Members: $365 (plus materials fee)
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Intermediate Level

Experimental Printmaking and Book Arts
June 13-15, 2017 (9am-4pm) — Printmaking and book arts are wonderful process-intensive techniques, but can lead to projects that are overly planned. In this workshop, you will be encouraged to break out of slow and systematic working methods to embrace the more experimental side of printmaking and book arts. Over the course of three days, you will work with alternative methods of printmaking, including monotypes, ‘quick’ relief, and toner transfer processes. Emphasis will be placed on exploration and working quickly to produce many prints over the first two days. On the final day of the workshop, you will learn bookbinding techniques that allow for sequencing and image placement of your prints into a book structure. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Melissa Wagner-Lawler
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $330, Non-Members: $365
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Intermediate Level

Bronze Casting
June 20-24, 2017 (9am-4pm) — Utilizing contemporary methods and materials, learn the ancient art of bronze casting in this engaging and labor-intensive workshop. Create a ceramic shell cast of an original wax sculpture or transform an existing sculpture into a final work in bronze. Teresa will guide you step-by-step in the lost wax process of bronze casting, resulting in a finished sculpture. Be prepared for a busy week loaded with information, physical hard work, and a unique hands-on experience. Additional material costs will vary based on the size and number of sculptures you produce, as well as the current market price of bronze and other consumables. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Teresa Lind
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $505, Non-Members: $540 (plus materials fee)
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Lunch and a Lecture: Historical and Contemporary Practices in Time-Based Media
June 23, 2017 (12pm-1pm) — This lecture will explore the development of moving image technologies and its effect on humanity’s relationship to and ideas about art. Jamal Currie is a video, sound, and installation artist. Currently head of the Time-Based Media program at Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, he has been teaching film and video courses to students of all ages for over ten years. Jamal has been the recipient of several awards and fellowships, including the Black Excellence Award in Education from the Milwaukee Times, Art Futures Individual Artist Grant, and a Wisconsin Arts Board Individual Artist Fellowship. He earned his MFA from the University of South Florida-Tampa and has been with MIAD as a full-time faculty member since 2006. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Jamal Currie
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: $25
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Fresco Painting Workshop
July 2-7, 2017 — All-inclusive one-week Fresco Painting Workshop in Italy near Venice. The workshop offers full-day activities in an intensive course devoted to the techniques, materials, history and the theory of fresco painting and an introduction to conservation. Activities include a series of lectures followed by a demonstration and hands-on. You’ll have the opportunity to learn the technique of the architectural decoration of the Italian Renaissance – from the traditional preparatory drawings, mortar mixing and application, and the use of natural pigments to painting on a wet wall and/or a portable support, which you may keep at the end of the course. Visit website


Location: Vittorio Veneto, Italy
Instructor: Alma Ortolan
Sponsor: Ortolan Studio
Cost: € 1560
Email: Alma Ortolan
Phone: +393487240644

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Over the Edge
July 6-7, 2017 (9am-4pm) — After numerous requests, the classic “Over the Edge” journal of page shapes and edges is making a comeback, only this time it’s “Fun Size” (4 1/2? X 6 1/4?)! We’ll work on getting those pages to “pop” (no one likes dull flat pages) and make the edges of those pages sizzle (gilding on steroids). This class will help us break away from the traditional rectangular shaped page. We’ll explore ways of developing and making other shapes for pages giving our books more dimension and interest. The importance of the often neglected edges of pages will be emphasized. Ingrid’s original book “An Instructional Guide for Going Over the Edge” will also be available for viewing a plethora of possibilities. Visit website


Location: Coupeville, WA
Instructor: Ingrid Dijkers
Sponsor: Pacific Northwest Art School
Cost: $270 plus $20 Materials Fee
Email: Pacific Northwest Art School
Phone: 360-678-3396, Toll-Free: 1-866-678-3396

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Mandala Journal
July 8, 2017 (9am-4pm) — The psychoanalyst Carl Jung saw the mandala as “a representation of the unconscious self,” and believed his paintings of mandalas enabled him to identify emotional disorders and work towards wholeness in personality. In common use, mandala has become a generic term for any plan, chart or geometric pattern that represents the cosmos metaphysically or symbolically. Intrigued and inspired by the meaning and history of Mandalas, this journal was created and loosely based on this concept. Singular unbound round pages can have mandalas on one side and have journaling on the back and are neatly housed inside the Mandala Journal Box. Pages can be removed, flipped over or rearranged at will – a format that makes working on pages and reading them a real pleasure. Visit website


Location: Coupeville, WA
Instructor: Ingrid Dijkers
Sponsor: Pacific Northwest Art School
Cost: $145 plus Materials Fee
Email: Pacific Northwest Art School
Phone: 360-678-3396, Toll-Free: 1-866-678-3396

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Advanced Level

Transformations in Oil and Cold Wax
July 10-13, 2017 (9am-4pm) — Creating abstract art with oil paint and cold wax medium involves taking a journey into yourself and your world –without a map. Your pieces will take on lives of their own through the many layers of oil and cold wax you apply, addition of mixed media elements, and the areas you choose to scrape away. There are many opportunities for happy accidents and unexpected joys. I’ll show you lots of techniques for adding layers, textures, graphic touches and atmosphere to your work. Mix and match techniques in your own way to develop your own style. You’ll learn how to use ordinary household tools to incise and make marks, how to scrape back for a dramatic look, and how to unify your compositions. Visit website


Location: Coupeville, WA
Instructor: Serena Barton
Sponsor: Pacific Northwest Art School
Cost: $500; Material Fee: $55
Email: Pacific Northwest Art School
Phone: 360-678-3396, Toll-Free: 1-866-678-3396

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The Pam & Mary Beth Art Journal Road Show
July 15-17, 2017 (9am-4pm) — Learn the tricks of the Art Journal... Starting with backgrounds to making collage parts to color management and composition and even interactive pages, the sky is the limit! On day one, Mary Beth and Pam volley back and forth comparing and contrasting a variety of techniques. On day two, you will spend half of the day with Pam learning the ins and outs of adding a mixed media self-portrait to your journal page and the other half, Mary Beth will teach Collagraphic printing techniques. On day three you will pull all the techniques together. You will delight in how Mary Beth & Pam bounce ideas off each other and exploit all the potential of their chosen supplies. Visit website


Location: Coupeville, WA
Instructor: Mary Beth Shaw & Pam Carricker
Sponsor: Pacific Northwest Art School
Cost: $450 plus $20 Materials Fee
Email: Pacific Northwest Art School
Phone: 360-678-3396, Toll-Free: 1-866-678-3396

Intermediate Level

All That Glitters: Methods in Metallic Leaf
August 2-5, 2017 (9am-4pm) — Discover new methods and materials in this process-based exploration of gold, silver, and copper metallic leaf. You will be challenged and encouraged to incorporate metal leaf into your existing body of work, be it printmaking, painting, drawing, watercolor, or pastel; resulting in dynamic pieces and expanded possibilities in your creative practice. Learn the properties and application of metal leaf through technical demonstrations, studio exercises, and group discussion. Develop your techniques while working on several small pieces over the course of the workshop related to art making prompts. For those who are interested in a more self-directed experience, you will work from content of your choosing. Come with a willingness to experiment without attachment to specific outcomes, and enjoy an informal learning atmosphere. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Miles Bair, www.MilesBair.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $400, Non-Members: $435
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Intermediate Level

R&F Encaustic Comprehensive
August 22-25, 2017 (9am-4pm) — Instructor Sarah Rehmer presents this comprehensive workshop designed by R&F Handmade Paints to provide education in fundamental encaustic methods and show best studio practices. Artists from all backgrounds will find this workshop an exciting opportunity to expand their visual vocabulary using wax. Sarah will begin by presenting the history of the medium from ancient through contemporary times, giving context to the myriad of ways artists use encaustic. This workshop will alternate between demonstrations and individual work time. Demonstrations will cover health and safety, selecting proper grounds and supports, basic painting and layering techniques, and transition into more dynamic techniques. This workshop is excellent for both beginning and seasoned encaustic painters. All paints and raw materials will be supplied by R&F. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Sarah Rehmer, www.Rehmer-Studio.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $500, Non-Members: $535
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Advanced Level

Residency on the Greek Island of Skopelos
March - November — The residency lasts 2 weeks - 2 months and is designed for the artist that wants to not only develop their work but also interact and be inspired by the Greek culture. Applications must be submitted and approved by our board of directors. The studio is set high on the hill overlooking the Aegean Sea and the neighboring island of Alonissos. Typically artists have transformative experiences in Skopelos and at SkopArt. Visit website


Location: Skopelos, Greece
Sponsor: The Skopelos Foundation for the Arts
Cost: Starting at $500
Email: Jill Somer
Phone: 40 24240 24143

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Mixed Media Encaustic: Line and Grid
September 5-8, 2017 (9:30am-4pm with 1/2 hour break) — Taught from an alternative, experimental approach. Lines lead the eye and communicate information through variation in width, direction, density, length and character. They are as integral to any composition as the composition itself. Despite the incredible versatility of the encaustic medium, there is a limit to the techniques available in which to incorporate line. This workshop explores line and linear language far beyond the usual methods and materials to include the use of tjanting tools, masks, drawing with horse and human hair, branding with heated metal and wood burning tools, as well as creating your own grids, laces and lace like forms using free motion sewing machine embroidery on water soluble stabilizer. Also, a bonus demo of working with candle/incense to make marks. Visit website


Location: Gloucester, MA
Instructor: Lorraine Glessner, lorraineglessner.net
Sponsor: Northeast Workshop Retreats
Cost: $650 includes supply fee
Email: Northeast Workshop Retreats
Phone: (978)-729-4970

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Advanced Level

Photo + Encaustic Workshop
September 9-10, 2017 (9 am to 4 pm) — This workshop will focus on combining photography with encaustic painting techniques as an alternative way to present your photographically based works and give them a more painterly look and tactile feel. Over the course of the workshop we will explore different paper printing options for our photographs- from fine art papers, Asian paper and anything in between. From there we will take our photographic prints and embed them in the encaustic wax medium, which will allow us to paint over them, apply image transfers, color glazes and hand coloring techniques. You do not need prior experience working with encaustic paint, but general art making experience will be helpful. Visit website


Location: Mineral Point, WI
Instructor: Sarah Rehmer
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley
Cost: $295
Email: Registrations
Phone: (608) 987-3292

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level

Artists' Book and Bindings
September 13-16, 2017 (9am-4pm) — Artist books combine text, imagery, and sculpture; transforming an intangible idea into physical form. This workshop will lead you from simple folded and sewn pages to both multi-section books and more complex experimental structures. You will gain a solid foundation in traditional bookbinding using only hand tools. Each day you will explore one traditional and one modern book structure, emphasizing both craft and content. The final day will be reserved for refining technique and using your range of book models as a springboard to create a new, innovative structure. During this information-packed workshop, you will build the knowledge, skills, and inspiration to continue making books in your own studio. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Karen Hanmer, www.KarenHanmer.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $460, Non-Members: $495 (plus materials fee)
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Text & Texture: Making Expressive Textures with Calligraphic Marks
September 14-17, 2017 (9am-4pm) — I have a passion for textures, especially textures found in nature. In this workshop, we will experience the usage of tools as extensions of our hand. We will start by creating marks with different writing tools and different objects. Then we will design alphabets with those new marks to write our chosen texts in various ways. We’ll examine writing speed, pressure, the directions of strokes, and the relationship between letters. Study of layering, tones, basic design layout and composition, and use of line and space in Japanese calligraphy will be presented for making effective textures. All exercise sheets will be temporarily bound for further experiments. Some calligraphy and/or lettering experience recommended. Visit website


Location: Coupeville, WA
Instructor: Yukimi Annand
Sponsor: Pacific Northwest Art School
Cost: $550 plus $20 Materials Fee
Email: Pacific Northwest Art School
Phone: 360-678-3396, Toll-Free: 1-866-678-3396

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level

Encaustic Collage and Assemblage
September 26-29, 2017 (9am-4pm) — Encaustic paints and medium are incredibly versatile as both a binder and sculpture material. In this workshop, you will look at various methods of using encaustic and other materials to create wall-based works with sculptural elements and dynamic surfaces. You will be encouraged to repurpose other materials and found objects in your works, pushing beyond just painting and into constructed narratives. This workshop will start with creating some of your own altered papers using wax and inks/watercolor, rust printing, and mark-making that you will combine in final works. You will be guided in ways to display works of this type, as well as shipping and packing tips for these surfaces. While experience with encaustic is not needed, general art making experience is helpful. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Sarah Rehmer, www.Rehmer-Studio.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $445, Non-Members: $480 (plus materials fee)
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level

Oil and Cold Wax Painting: Beneath the Surface
September 27-29, 2017 (9am-4pm) — Discover the many ways to integrate cold wax with oil paint in this multi-faceted workshop. Unlike encaustic, cold wax is used at room temperature to both extend the paint and serve as a medium. Learn to combine these media successfully, create surface and texture, and incorporate colored pencils and pigments. A series of short exercises throughout the workshop will help you consider new concepts and ideas that shape the outcome of your work. Experimental processes will generate ideas and discussion to encourage you to explore and work intuitively. Dianne will provide detailed demonstrations of techniques, presentations, and personalized feedback, along with group discussion. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Dianne Martia, www.DianneMartia.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $330, Non-Members: $365 (plus materials fee)
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Mixed Media Workshop
September 29 - October 8, 2017 (10am) — Italy is a familiar destination to many artists, but this workshop will be a unique art experience. Assisi is a hilltop town with all the beauty, charm and history we associate with Italy without the crowds of more touristy areas. Australia’s leading mixed media artist, Judith White is the tutor on this art practice-focused workshop. Included in the ten day itinerary are select activities to enrich your experience of the region. Art sessions are interspersed with a visit to the famous Basilica, the home of a private collector, a rambling castle, Roman houses, artisans plus exploring, sketching and shopping the cobbled streets all with valley views never more than a stroll away. Visit website


Location: Assisi, Italy
Instructor: Judith White
Sponsor: On The Verandah
Cost: AUD $4275.00pp
Email: Rachel Dillon
Phone: 61-8-93881513

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Lisa Pressman Cold Wax Workshop
October 3-6, 2017 (9:30am-4pm with 1/2 hour break) — This workshop will focus on a painting approach using wax and other media to create layered, expressive, richly surfaced paintings. We will be experimenting with a wide range of materials including: R&F pigment sticks, oil paint, cold wax, graphite, ink, and pastels. There is a freedom of gesture, movement and process that occurs when painting with these materials. A variety of techniques, tools and exercises are used to explore personal imagery – abstract as well as representational – and students will be encouraged to use alternatives to brushes for their mark making. The techniques of using cold wax along with the other materials will be the focus. Layering, excavating, edge, line, texture, mark making, color and the concept of “editing” will be addressed. Visit website


Location: Gloucester, MA
Instructor: Lisa Pressman, www.lisapressman.net
Sponsor: Northeast Workshop Retreats
Cost: $649
Email: Northeast Workshop Retreats
Phone: (978)-729-4970

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level

Photo Encaustic and Door County's Landscape
October 9-12, 2017 (9am-4pm) — Combining photography with encaustic provides you with the opportunity to take your photographs to new dimensions and creative possibilities. This workshop will focus on both capturing the landscape through photographs, as well as using the encaustic process to add depth and mystery to your compositions. Clare will share and discuss the work of masters of encaustic, in areas of both photography and painting. You will then practice and experiment with the various techniques of the medium. Once you have a feel for the effects you would like to achieve, you will spend time shooting at various Door County sites. The remainder of the workshop will concentrate on using those images and developing methods and workflow specific to you. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Clare O'Neill, www.ClareONeill.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $475, Non-Members: $510 (plus materials fee)
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

3-day Encaustic Workshop
October 25-27, 2017 (10am-4pm with 1 hour break) — Kat Masella has worked in all artistic mediums for nearly two decades but, it is encaustic's sensual possibilities that fuels her passionate flame. She generously shares the many techniques and methods of working with encaustic as well as mixing with other media - making this wax medium easily accessible to all. Kat's enthusiasm is contagious and will inspire unlimited creative potential with this most versatile and limitless medium. All materials & equipment included & provided. Come relax and play and be seduced by this sensual hot wax medium. These encaustic classes fill quickly and are limited to 14 students. Visit website


Location: Gloucester, MA
Instructor: Kat Masella, katmasella.com
Sponsor: Northeast Workshop Retreats
Cost: $299 supplies included
Email: Northeast Workshop Retreats
Phone: (978)-729-4970

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Egg Tempera Painting
October 29 - November 2, 2017 — Egg Tempera has unsurpassed luminosity. Dozens of glazes and scumbles can be applied in a day, and yet the medium also allows for meticulous linear detailing. This comprehensive five-day workshop, taught by an internationally recognized tempera painter, offers the opportunity for in-depth work in egg tempera: students will spend five full days working on a painting of their own design. Koo will help with the initial planning stages, provide on-going discussion and critiques, give painting demonstrations, and discuss the important design elements of old master painting. Demonstrations presented in this workshop include: painting a portrait in egg tempera; creating granite, marble, and other textured surface; decorative and geometric patterns; incised lettering; oil glazing over tempera; and more. Open to all levels of painters. Visit website


Location: Langley, WA
Instructor: Koo Schadler, www.kooschadler.com
Sponsor: Whidbey Island Fine Art Studio
Cost: $690, plus $70 materials fee
Email: Cary Jurriaans
Phone: 360.637.4690

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