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a Retreat to Nature for the Creative Mind

March 2020


 Transitions Coming










Construction Schedule Allowing...
- this is the planned beginning to the 2020 programming year -

Just the beginning . . . 

Mark your calendar or reserve your spot today. 





Gelatin Print







Gelatin Printing Sample on Fabric

Gelatin Print using ferns/follage

Intro to Gelatin Monoprints and Monotypes   

Introductory experience, explore one-of-a-kind, fun, and easy printmaking method using either homemade gelatin plates or the popular Gelli Plates available locally at Lynn's (on Odana Rd).  Employ both additive and subtractive methods of working, stencils and natural elements add extra dimension.    Gelatin 'plates' will be available for your use, along with a selection of commercial 'Gelli' plates to try, bring your own if you have one.  Personal choice between paper and fabric for your basis to print on, see supply list.  We will be using water-based mediums.  No experience necessary.   Fri. March 20, 1 - 4:30  $65/$15 materials

Gelatin Monoprint Supply List

Gelatin Printing

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More Monoprints & Monotypes   Jackie Hefty

For those having experiece using gelatin / Gelli plates and/or plexi plates, continue to explore one-of-a-kind printmaking methods in an open studio atmosphere.  Whispering Woodlands studio equipment and tools will be available. Minimal instruction, time to spread out and work.   Personal choice between paper and fabric for your basis to print on, see supply list.  We will be using water-based mediums.  Sat. March 21, 1 - 4:30  $65/$10 materials  (Max # - 4 registrants)

You may consider registration for both Fri/Sat. March 20 & 21,  $125/$20 materials    

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Pochoir with Acrylics



 Off Site Program - held at Olbrich Gardens - register with Olbrich Gardens



Student working

Pochoir using Acrylics


 POCHOIR: French Stenciling  

Popular in Paris during the early 20th century, pochoir (the French word for stencil) prints are made using carefully cut out stencils and pastels. In this class, you will learn the basics of pochoir and use simplified images and designs to create your own print. Most supplies included; a supply list provided.

Instructors: Jackie Hefty, Whispering Woodlands

Saturday, March 28, 1-4 p.m.

Registration Deadline: March 18

Cost: $73 per person | Course Number: 20-17



Pochoir - using pastels

Pochoir on Fabric












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PDF Program Listing March - June (so far)







More information and programs are coming - work in progress.

Registration Form
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