a Retreat to Nature for the Creative Mind

 May 2019


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Please Note: Unexpected Date Change

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Caught in the Wind

Encaustic Workshop  Bobbette Rose

Explore the beauty and creative possibilities of hot wax in this 1-day workshop. The encaustic process offers endless possibilities for personal expression. We will cover a variety of techniques including how to build translucent layers, fuse and create textures. Open to those new to encaustic and those looking to expand on their techniques. This is a fun and dynamic workshop with plenty of hands-on time. max: 8 students

New Date ! Saturday, August 17th,  10am - 4:30pm    $130/$20 materials New Date!

Student Supply List PDF  see below

Materials Fee includes the wax medium, basic brushes, paints, pigments, linseed oil, 2 boards to work on and a variety of papers and items to collage with.




Reminder, this is for new date of Saturday August 17.

Encaustic Workshop Supply List










Basic Bookmaking

Basic Bookmaking

Bookmaking - Crash Course or Refresher Jackie Hefty

Learn the basics of bookmaking as you develop a portfolio of book structures to use for journals, gifts, and more. Explore various ideas, materials, and structures while learning basic sewing and gluing techniques. Develop a foundation for more advanced book structures through this 2-week workshop. All supplies provided. No experience necessary.    Ages 15 and up    Wednesdays, May 8 & 22, 6-9 p.m.  $110

Change of location!  This will be taking place at Whispering Woodlands.

Basic Bookmaking Supply List

 Feel free to bring some of your own tools if you have them, everything is supplied no need to go out to purchase, just bring what you want if you have them. 






student work in progress













Collage: Fun & Freedom 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. If only. . . You are invited to come, explore, play and relax. Small little jewels or large wall statements, what is your comfort level?    Fri. May 10, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.   $90/$15 materials  

Collage Supply List







Woven Accordion Design

Flag Book

Tunnel Book - Student work

Tunnel 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.   Sat. May 11,  1 - 4 p.m.    $75/$10 materials









Let It Flow MM

Let It Flow MM

Free Flow Abstractions   Mixed Media  Jackie Hefty

Shake it Up - Flowing colors; loose, natural, and/or organic create the foundation for your personal interpretation of mixed media. Add a variety of new or familiar techniques to make it your own.  You will be encouraged to explore additional combinations and alterations throughout the workshop. These explorations will provide you with several unique and individual abstract works along with opportunities to selectively cut & paste pieces together.  Thurs. May 16, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.  $95/$15 materials








Fabric Paper Sample

Fabric Paper Student Work

fabric papers

Fabric Papers

A little bit of this, a little bit of that;  Fabric Papers!  Come and play - we will have the supplies necessary for this technique for you to explore. Fees cover most consumable materials but you are encouraged to bring a few of your own. Recommendations are available on supply list. Sat. May 18, 1 - 4 p.m.   $65/$15 materials 



Fabric Paper sample

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More Fabric Papers  Jackie Hefty

Fabric Papers!  Come and play - we will have the supplies necessary for this technique for you to explore. Now that you know what works, what you like, come and further you exploration, you are encouraged to bring along personal papers to add to the mix.  Recommendations are available on supply list. Sun. May 19, 1 - 4 p.m.   $50/$10

You may consider registration for both Sat/Sun. May 18 & 19,  $105/$20 materials    








non adheasive meandering book

Suminagashi, Bookmaking & Letterpress sample


Meandering & Non-Adhesive Bookstructures  Jackie Hefty

No needles or sewing either! One sheet of paper can become a book with the correct folding, creasing and cutting. (Think paper dolls.) We will explore the possibilities of meandering books, accordion books with folded paper covers and a pocket accordion. Bring some of your own decorative papers that you made in a previous class if you'd like or those commercially available.  
Fri. May 24,  1 - 4 p.m.    $65/$15 materials






Paired Needle Binding
Handmade Paper Embedded Collage Cover

Paired Needle Bindings

Paired Needle


Paired Needle
It just sounds difficult, not really so hard, but it gives you bragging rights! You will be sure to impress your friends or family with your bookmaking skills when you show them this creation. An exposed stitching design on the spine of the book resembles a herringbone pattern.  This book is designed to lie flat when open which allows for ease in drawing or writing. Makes a great gift! Previous book making is recommended, but not required. Minimal supplies are necessary to continue making beautiful books at home. Thurs. May 30, 12:30 - 4:30 p.m.   $ 70/$15 materials  

Paired Needle Binding Supply List


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