a Retreat to Nature for the Creative Mind

 October 2019

Whispering Woodlands Autumn Color

































Current Workshop Offerings click here

June - Oct Whispering Woodlands Workshop listing


Lifelines  Pamela Paulsrud


In this class, we will investigate and incorporate

the underpinnings of the hidden laws of nature,

sacred geometry - exploring these forms and

synthesizing the linear with the artistic

aspect of pattern and beauty. 


Step by step we'll design a template

from which to springboard to create

a portfolio of our own unique expression.


A compass, straight edge and a variety

of tools for writing and calculating forms

will be paired with graphite, ink and watercolor.


Music, meditation, sound and silence

will accompany us as we wead our way

through a series of exercises exploring

the tempo and voice of our unique line

- story, script, gesture and mark -

developing flow - letting go of the familiar

long enough to greet the unexpected.   

                                                       Pamela Paulsrud

Pamela Paulsrud 5

Sat. & Sun., October 5 & 6,  9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  $325/$15 materials

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Pamela Paulsrud 2














Woven Accordion Design

non adheasive meandering book

Suminagashi, Bookmaking & Letterpress sample

NON-ADHESIVE BOOK BINDING   off Site Program, Held at Olbrich Gardens

No adhesive, needles, or sewing needed! One sheet of paper can become a book with the correct folding, creasing, and cutting. Explore the possibilities of meandering books, accordion books with folded paper covers, and a pocket accordion. Some supplies provided; a supply list will be provided. 

Youth Ages Accepted: Ages 15 & up

Instructors: Jackie Hefty, Whispering Woodlands 

Sunday, October 20, 1-4 p.m. 

Registration Deadline: October 11 

Cost: $87/$70 member | Course Number: 21-30













Think Like a Master - Degas

Think Like a Master - Matisse

Paint Like a Master - Modigliano

Think Like a Master  Edna Kunkel

In this class, you'll evaluate your choice of a master work and use your style to create a similar piece or portion of the piece in oil pastel, soft pastel, pastel pencils, colored pencils, charcoal, and PanPastels. We'll look at how to use digital and traditional methods to evaluate the master work and render it in loose, fun method that requires no previous art experience or takes your existing experience in a different direction.  

Sun. Oct. 13th,  10 a.m. - 4 p.m.   $115/$5 materials


Think Like a Master Supply List









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