a Retreat to Nature for the Creative Mind

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June 2017 

  Are your batteries running on low?  Need a creative recharge? Can't commit to a two day or even a one day workshop right now? Contact me to arrange one of our 3 or 4 hour programs, on your schedule. Bring your friends and share a few hours in a supportive environment with creative and like-minded individuals.   






Playful Letters assorted techniques

Playful Letters needing to be finished and color added.

Playful Letters sample


Playful Letters    

As a departure from the more formal calligraphy styles, try this playful approach to letterforms! Explore the use of markers, paints, colored pencils, doodling, and more. You will learn fun and funky styles using block letters, stencils, stamps, along with adding a new twist to your personal handwriting. Playful letters can add to your journals, scrapbooks and more.  Some supplies provided. No experience necessary. Sun June 4, 1 - 4:30  $55/$7 materials

Playful Letters Supply List







Relief Block Printing

student at work

Student prints on drying rack

Relief Printmaking

Most people are familiar with rubber stamps and the concept of being able to print multiple copies, often as cards or gift tags.  Are you ready to take this to the next level? Creating your own image and carving a block?  Let me show you how, learn the basic process and you will be on your way to making your personal greeting cards or larger format images. In this class you will have the opportunity to print both with and without a press, so you may easily continue at home. Appropriate for all levels. Sat / Sun  June 10 &  11, 1 - 4  $110/$15 materials  


Intro to Relief Printing Supply List






Basic Supplies

Bookmaking: The Basics  Crash course! or  Great Refresher!  
Learn the basics as you develop a portfolio of book structures to use for journals, one-of-a-kind books, or gifts. Explore choosing, folding, tearing, and cutting paper, besides learning basic sewing and gluing techniques to create a selection of unique blank books with minimal supplies.  Discover a plethora of ideas for how to utilize beautiful decorated papers. We will also decorate a few for our projects. A good foundation for more advanced book structures. Continue making beautiful books at home with just a few basic tools. Material fees cover most all supplies.  No experience necessary.  Sat June 24 & Sun June 25, 1 - 4:30   $105/$20 materials 

Click here for Bookmaking Basic Tool Kit







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