a Retreat to Nature for the Creative Mind

December 2018


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2018 Nov & Dec Workshops PDF









Mixed Media Printmaking




You too can enjoy making these little gems!

Great for gift giving!!! 

Mixed Media Printmaking

Mixed Media Printmaking  Mel Kolstad

Drypoint and monoprints and watercolor - oh my! You'll use all three techniques when making tiny little landscapes with a photo of your choosing, either from my stock or a landscape photo you took yourself.  We'll demystify drypoint, and you'll see how easy intaglio printmaking really is!   Sat. Dec 1   10 - 4:30    $120/$10 materials   Bring yourself, a notebook, favorite writing tool, your enthusiasm, and maybe a friend!     Supplies needed are included in your fees.







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.   Fri, Dec 7, 1 - 4 p.m.  $70.  


Suminagashi Supply List






Long Stitch Binding








Leather Wrap, with embellishments & variations on closures

Leather Wrap

Long Stitch Book Bindings  Jackie Hefty

Intermediate level book bindings that will further develop and challenge your creative book binding skills. Traditional and innovative approaches will be explored. Long Stitch book designs open flat which is an advantage when writing or drawing in them.  Recommend having basic bookmaking and sewing experience. Bring as many items that you already have from the Basic Tool Kit. Paper recommendations are on the supply list.  Sat. Dec 8,   1-4:30   $70/$10 materials

Bookmaking Basic Supply List

Long Stitch Supply List







Coptic Binding

Coptic Binding

Coptic Book Binding     Jackie Hefty

Coptic stitch is an intermediate level technique that will further develop and challenge your creative book binding skills. This binding is designed to lie flat when open, which allows for ease in drawing or writing. Great for gift giving!  Basic bookmaking and sewing experience is recommended.    Fri Dec. 14,  1 - 4:30   $75/$10 materials




Bookmaking Basic Supply List

Coptic Book making supply list







Wishing you and yours a happy, healthy and safe holiday season. 


Looking forward to seeing you in 2019! 


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