a Retreat to Nature for the Creative Mind

 October 2018

Whispering Woodlands Autumn Color

































Current Listing of Programs 3/26/18






It won't hurt (pressure print)

Team Ramey (6" x 9 " book) pressure print image

An Artist Book: Pressure Printing  Benjamin D. Rinehart

This class is ideal for students interested in exploring a personal vision through print and book making methods. Each student will create a personal narrative through the relief pressure printing process then bound as an accordion structure. With the direct and spontaneous forms of relief printmaking, participants will gain hands-on experience in all phases of creating a multi-colored one-of-a-kind printed book.  Learn how to print from the flat bed etching press and also by hand, allowing you to work at home with ease. To my fellow "pack-rats", I encourage you to bring all of those miscellaneous textures and paper embellishments to enhance your creation. Some found images, text and objects will also be available during class. All levels welcome!  Fri & Sat, Oct 5th & 6th, 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  $290/$20 materials




An Artist Book: Pressure Printing Supply List










Coptic Binding

Coptic Binding


Coptic Binding  more information coming

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













How exciting, Lisa is developing this class for Whispering Woodlands
Leaves of Fiber, Leaves of Glass sample image coming soon.

Lisa at Aya Studio

 Leaves of Fiber, Leaves of Glass:

Botanically-Inspired Hand Stitching

with Beautiful Beads and Threads

Lisa Binkley

Humans have looked to the world’s flora for millennia when seeking inspiration for art and design. From the leaves carved into the capitals of Corinthian columns in ancient Greece, to the swirling botanical designs of Arts & Crafts era England, to the irises, grasses, and other flowers found in traditional Japanese block prints, to the bold colors and motifs of Marimekko fabrics so popular in the 1970s and beyond, plants continue to be an endless source of inspiration for artists and designers.

In this three-day workshop we begin by looking to our surroundings and collecting wind-fall leaves and other plants for our inspiration. We closely examine, sketch, and contemplate our found treasures and what it is about them that most engages us. Then we delve into design and stitching, exploring a broad range of bead embroidery and contemporary hand stitching techniques while reinterpreting a chosen leaf , leaves, or plant into a small work of fiber art.  Fri, Sat, Sun, October 19, 20, 21  10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  $395/$15 materials  

Supply List coming soon.














 October is a ways off, we are not finished with program listings






Registration Form
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