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Offsite Offerings

Following are some workshops being offered around the greater Madison area, especially during the winter months when it is easier for one person, me, to head out the driveway, than 6, 8, or more to come out to the country.  The uncertainty of winter weather has that affect on us...
 
 
 

February 2018
 
 
 

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Basic Supplies

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Sewing of a Stab Binding

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Basic 4 Hole Stab compared to Decorative Stab

 

Simple Sewn Books: Pamphlets and Stab Bindings

The pamphlet stitch is a simple binding often used to bind chapbooks. Chapbooks are inexpensively made booklets, originally sold by “chapmen” door-to-door and village-to-village. Join Jackie Hefty from Whispering Woodlands and complete several variations using pamphlet and stab bindings. This workshop is a great foundation to your book making skills. Minimal supplies needed. Great for garden journals! Some supplies provided; a supply list will be sent to you. No experience necessary. Adults and youth (ages 15 and up w/ an adult); each attendee pays registration fee. To register, please call (608)246-4550.

Registration deadline: February 8   Program code: 20-12    $81/$65 Olbrich member 

Saturday, February 17, 1 - 4:30 p.m. Held at Olbrich Gardens


 


 

 March 2018

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Mixed Media Collage

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Mixed Media Collage: Fabric Papers

Collage is a creative method of collecting a variety of materials and exploring how they might be put together into a new visual composition. Learn the art of collage with Jackie Hefty from Whispering Woodlands. Working on light-weight muslin with a large selection of materials, explore the enjoyable collage technique. Time allows for several opportunities to branch out in individual directions and interpretations. Completed works may be used as a foundation for further drawing and painting or in the book arts. Some materials provided; a supply list with be sent to you. Adults and youth (ages 15 and up w/ an adult); each attendee pays registration fee.

Registration Deadline: March 8    Cost: $81/$65 member | Course Number: 20-19 

 

Thursday March 15, 6-9 p.m. Held at Olbrich Gardens

608- 246-4550

 


 

April 2018 

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Assortment of Suminagashi papers

 

 

Suminagashi Floating Inks (Marbling Paper Technique of the Far East)

Suminagashi or "floating ink" is the process of marbling plain, thin Japanese paper with water and ink to transform it into something vibrant and colorful. It originated in Japan as early as the 12th century. Jackie Hefty from Whispering Woodlands will teach you this decorative paper technique that can be used in bookmaking, collage, scrapbooking, letter writing, journals, and card making. Minimal supplies are necessary, so it is easy for you to continue making the marbled paper at home. Some supplies provided; a supply list will be sent to you. Adults and youth (ages 15 and up); each attendee pays registration fee.

Registration Deadline: April 5    Cost: $87/$70 member | Course Number: 20-33

 

Sunday, April 15, 1 - 4:00 p.m. Held at Olbrich Gardens

608- 246-4550

 


 

May 2018 

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Monoprint

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Gelatin Print

 

 

Monotype Printmaking Workshop

Explore one-of-a-kind printmaking methods using a variety of techniques and water-based mediums. Join Jackie Hefty from Whispering Woodlands and learn both additive and subtractive methods of printmaking, including working with stencils, natural materials, multi-stage printing, and more. A selection of "printing plates" will be provided for use during the class. If you have a Gelli plate, you are encouraged to bring this to class. Some supplies provided; a supply list will be sent to you. Adults and youth (ages 15 and up w/ an adult); each attendee pays registration fee. No experience necessary.

Registration Deadline: April 26    Cost: $87/$70 member | Course Number: 20-43

 

Sunday May 6, 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. Held at Olbrich Gardens

608- 246-4550

 


 

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Paste papers

 
 
 
 
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Paste Papers    Sunday, Aug 12, 1 - 4:00 p.m. Held at Olbrich Gardens

Explore the freedom of expressing yourself  making creative papers for collage, scrapbooking, or as decorative papers for the book arts. This fun workshop is a little messy (bring a smock) and includes decorative techniques, few limitations, and easy follow up to continue at home. No experience required. Some supplies included; a supply list provided.  Youth Ages: 15 years and up w/ an adult   Each attendee in an adult/youth pair pays the registration fee.  Registration deadline: August 3     $87/$70 member  Course Number:  21-16

608- 246-4550

 

 

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Paired Needle Bindings

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Paired Needle Binding

 
 
 
 
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Paired Needle Binding    Sunday, Sept 9, 1 - 4:00 p.m. Held at Olbrich Gardens

Paired Needle Binding

An exposed stitching design on the book spine resembles a herringbone pattern. This beautiful book lies flat when open, which allows for ease in drawing or writing. Previous bookmaking is recommended, but not required. Minimal supplies are necessary to continue making at home. All materials are included, and suggestions for personal embellishments provided in a supply list. Each attendee in an adult/youth pair pays the registration fee.  Youth Ages: 15 years and up w/ an adult   Registration deadline: August 31    $87/$70 member  

Course Number:  21-19     http://www.olbrich.org/education/classes.cfm#workshops     608- 246-4550

 


 

 

 

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Coptic Binding

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Coptic Binding   Sunday, Oct 14, 1 - 4:00 p.m. Held at Olbrich Gardens

Coptic stitch is an intermediate level technique that will further develop and challenge your creative book binding skills. This binding is designed to lie flat when open, which allows for ease in drawing or writing. Basic bookmaking and sewing experience is recommended. Some supplies included; a supply list provided.  Each attendee in an adult/youth pair pays the registration fee.  Youth Ages: 15 years and up w/ an adult  Registration deadline: October 5    Course Number: 21-34 $87/$70 member   

http://www.olbrich.org/education/classes.cfm#workshops     608- 246-4550


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 Off Site Program 

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Flowing Abstractions

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Flowing Abstractions

Free Flow Abstractions  Sunday, Nov 18, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.  Held at Olbrich Gardens

Using Sumi ink, walnut ink, watercolors, acrylic inks and water, flowing colors create the foundation for your personal mixed media interpretation in this workshop. A variety of new or familiar textures and techniques will be demonstrated and explored. These explorations will provide you with several unique abstract works, along with opportunities to selectively cut and paste pieces together. Some supplies included; a supply list provided. Each attendee in an adult/youth pair pays the registration fee. Youth Ages: 15 years and up w/ an adult  Registration deadline: November 9 Course Number: 21-47 $110 per person  http://www.olbrich.org/education/classes.cfm#workshops     608- 246-4550

 

 

 

 

  

 
 
 
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