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a Retreat to Nature for the Creative Mind

 April 2018

 

 

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Bleeding Heart

Current Listing of Programs 3/26/18

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Jan Norsetter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Value Does All the Work

Value Does all the Work but Color Gets All the Credit  with  Jan Norsetter 

In this oil painting class we will explore the role of value vs color. We’ll start by doing  some very basic value studies and progress to using color. The aim of this class is to give you some experience in dissecting a scene or photo, being able to start a painting and continue the painting to a degree of finish. We will paint several studies and some basic color charts exploring the role of color palettes in paintings.  For substrates you can use canvas paper, gessoed paper, or gessoed panels. I will have available gessoed mat boards 7.5” x 10” ($1 each). These are what I use to create value studies. See supply list for paints and other supplies to bring. Sat. April 7,  9am - 3pm & Sun. April 8, 10am - 3pm  $240

  

Value Does the Work Supply List 18

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Assortment of Suminagashi papers

 

OFF SITE PROGRAM
  

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Codex Binding, Fabric Paper Collage

Sewn Paper Wrap Binding
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Various Decorative Paper Techniques for Covers

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Fabric Paper Collage

Collage: Fun & Freedom (Emphasis on Book Covers) Jackie Hefty

Papers, paint, glue and space to spread out. What better ingredients for fun.  Utilizing the elements of design, add some texture, sprinkle some contrasting or harmonious color, add a little tension or perhaps a soothing flow, highlight with a metallic, and you are good to go.  You are invited to come, explore, play and relax.  We will be focusing on creating book covers that can be used to wrap around signatures in the book examples shown. However, the process allows you to create work in your own size or comfort level, small little jewels or large wall statements, what is your preference? Suggestions for substrates are listed on the supply list. For making paper wrap book covers, #140 Cold Press Watercolor paper pads are recommended in a size appropriate for the books you wish to use them for.   Tues April 17,   1 - 4:30     $65/$10 materials

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Mixed Media Collage

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Collage on Canvas

Collage Supply List

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Mother's Day is just weeks away.
Brighten the day of these special women with a personally made wildflower pop-up card.

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Wild Flower Samples

 A Terrific way to Celebrate

Earth Day, April 22 

making wildflower pop-up cards!!!

 

 

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Wild Flower Samples

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Wild Flower Samples

 

Pop-Up Native Wildflowers   Shawn Sheehy

 

Celebrate spring with flowers! Nearly all pop-ups are built from just two simple structures. Learning how and when to use those two structures—and to see the broad range of what they can do—can open the door to a lifetime of exploration. In this workshop, you will use these two structures to create pop-up cards featuring wildflowers native to the Midwest, such as trillium, jack-in-the-pulpit, and columbine. No experience is necessary, but previous experience in fiber arts and/or paper craft will speed your progress. This content readily accommodates beginners and advanced makers alike. You will leave the class with a completed set of pop-up flower cards and a good understanding of the tools and techniques of pop-up engineering.  Sat & Sun, April 22 & 22,  10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. $290/$20 materials

 

 

Pop-up Wildflowers Supply List

 

 

 

 

 

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Woven Accordion Design

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Flag Book

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Flag Book

 

 

Variations on the Accordion  

Versatile and adaptable, concertina or accordion style book structures lend themselves to so much more.  We will 'play' with and investigate variations using these structures.  A style or structure that can be woven together, layered as a tunnel book, sewn as a coptic, and more. The linear progression of a story line or imagery is favored by adults and children alike, yet it can be appreciated for the simple alluring structural design alone.  Paper choices/options will be provided upon registration. Previous bookmaking experience recommended, no specialized tools required to continue your 'play' at home. If you already have any of the items in the Basic Tool Kit, please bring.   Tues. April 24, 1 - 4:30   $ 75/$10 materials

Supply List Coming 

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Variation on Accordion, Sewn Accordion

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Variation on Accordion, Sewn Accordion

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Due to Wisconsin's unpredictable weather... need I say more? 

We are rescheduling the April 15th Suminagashi workshop to take place at Whispering Woodlands on Sunday afternoon, April 29, from 1 'til 4 p.m

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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. 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. Most supplies provided.   Sun. April 29, 1 - 4 p.m.  $70.

   

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Oak Buds

Suminagashi Supply List

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 ...MORE TO COME...

 

 

 

Registration Form
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