a Retreat to Nature for the Creative Mind

March 2017

Getting a slow start to the programs this year; whether it is the weather, age, politics, or the time it takes to get it up on the website. I have mostly completed the New Program Options and will now be listing more programs by dates. Looking forward to Spring, hope to see you soon!




Variety of book structures completed

Selection of book structures completed

Basic Supplies

sewing a stab binding






Basic Book Structures

Sunday, March 12, 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Held at Olbrich Gardens

608- 246-4550




Fabric Paper Sample

Fabric Paper Student Work

Fabric Paper sample

Fabric Paper student work sample

Fabric Papers   Jackie Hefty

Utilizing a large assortment of papers explore this fun and relaxing approach to collage. A little bit of this, a little bit of that, come and play - all supplies are covered in your fees, but you are welcomed to bring a few of your own. Recommendations are available on supply list. No experience necessary.  Sat. March 25,  1 - 4 p.m. $55/$7 materials 

Fabric Papers Supply List







Values Workshop   Kay Brathol-Hostvet

(previously call Shades of Gray: the Value of Value)

Value, the relative lightness or darkness of a color or shade of gray, is the most important element of design. Having a good grasp of value increases your ability to design-in all 2D media. In this workshop, you'll learn how to create and discern values in several ways, including making value charts (gray scales) in several mediums and converting color tones to white-gray-black values. Additionally, you'll learn about visually balancing a work by value and tone. Many materials will be provided; the rest are things you should have as an artist or designer. This valuable workshop is appropriate for all skill levels!  Sunday, March 26, 10-4 $110/$5 materials  

Value Supply List '17







Pochoir with Acrylics

Pochoir - Individual Stencils

Pochoir on Fabric

Pochoir letters

Pochoir Stencils (French Stencil technique)   Jackie Hefty

Stencil designs may be utilized in a variety of ways: book images, decorative paper designs, bookcovers, fabric designs, scrapbooking and/or greeting cards. Simplified images and designs work best as you learn the basics.  Adults may choose to cut individual designs, (a good cutting matt and x-acto knife will be necessary) or may utilize pre-cut designs provided.  Minimal supply list.   Thurs March 30, 1 - 4:30  $55/$7 materials

Pochoir Supply List






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