a Retreat to Nature for the Creative Mind
Weave Drafting Briony Jean Foy
If you are a weaver you probably know how
to read an existing draft but what if you want to design your own fabric? Have extra warp already threaded on your loom
and want to make something new with it? Found a swatch of fabric with an interesting structure you would like to replicate
or interpret? We will learn how to read, write and speak in "weave draft!" Bring along any drafts or
swatches you are curious about! Supplies: Graph Paper, Colored pencils Should know what a weave draft
is but experience not necessary. We will review the basics.
Tues. July 7, 6-9 $45
Personal, private or public, anniversaries are celebrated in many ways.
This is one we want public!
In honor of this occasion we are holding a
Studio Round Robin
Thanks Kathy G for the idea!
Spontaneous Altered Embellished CollaborationsDue to an unexpected program cancellation we have an open weekend and we want to see the place humming.
You'll still have time to take in Farmer's Market and/or the Art Fairs!
Whispering Woodlands will provide hand tools, assorted paints/brushes, doo dads, adhesives and more.
Participants are asked to bring a modest assortment of treasures and supplies to use to alter, enhance, and embellish. Each
individual will need to bring their substrate or base to work on; stretched canvas, wood panel, damaged or discarded book,
box, window frame, small table top chest, found object - whatever you have available and choose to bring. After painting,
distressing or embellishing our base, we will pass it on to another member of the community to add to the work. This will
continue throughout the afternoon with each of us going home with the original piece we started with, only altered, enhanced
and embellished by our group. Open to all skill levels.
Fri/Sat/Sun July 10, 11 & 12 1 -5 $35 daily (bring your picnic
lunch to enjoy on the deck, come any time after 11, eat & take in a walk before activities)
one or all 3 days, each will be a unique experience, various outcomes, to be determined by those attending.
Friday July 10 registration
Saturday July 11 registration
Sunday July 12 registration
|Box with Dividers, by Ben Rinehart
|Books & Boxes book cover
Boxes With Drawers & Dividers
In this two day intensive workshop, learn how to make a
single box structure that has a sliding drawer and dividers to hold your most treasured items. Bring in any ephemera to use
for closures or embellishments for a personal touch. Even if you have made books or boxes before, this class demystifies the
problems that commonly occur. Bookbinding techniques of folding, cutting, covering, insets, chiseling into boards and building
in three-dimensions is discussed in detail. Additional structures may be explored with time permitting. All levels welcome!
July 18, 19 10-4
|Postcard Play Amy Climer
|Postcard Play Amy Climer
|Postcard Play Amy Climer
|Postcard Play Amy Climer
Postcard Play Amy Climer
Fabric Postcards! Be the first to send one to your friends.
Everyone loves getting postcards, especially when it is art! In this three hour workshop
students will learn the fast, fun technique of fusing, including making a fused binding. The small size of the quilt allows
fearless experimentation. Course fee includes a first class stamp to mail your artwork to a friend!
Wed July 22
6-9 pm $55/$5 materials
intense, thought-provoking workshop experience! Focus on the application of acrylic paint in creating non-representational
works based on technical experimentation, emotional and cerebral responses to design and color exercises, journaling, music
interpretation and group discussions. Painting experience in any medium is helpful. Students have called this workshop "life
Fri, Sat &
Sun, July 24, 25 & 26, 9 - 4
Held in conjunction with UW Extension Continuing Education
IMPORTANT: Please register with UW Extension, registration begins April '09
Limit 12; Enroll by July 16 2.0 CEU, $225, Program #2511/10
|Relax, Learn & Share
A Retreat for Women Living
with Heart Disease
lead by Bonnie Schmidt
As heart sisters we readily share the exact date and time of our event(s), our diagnosis, and our
procedures. We know by-heart our treatment plans and the many ways we are or should be taking care of our heart health. All
are physical aspects of living with heart disease. What is more difficult to know, recognize, and to share is what having
heart disease means for us emotionally and spiritually.
Join other heart sisters in a retreat that will explore the emotional and spiritual aspects of living with
Whispering Woodlands, is a tranquil natural
setting in which to relax, learn and share with others. This peaceful and supportive environment will allow you to explore
the many aspects of yourself and what it means to live with heart disease.
30/31 Thurs 7 - 9 pm & Fri 9 - 4 $65 includes light
snacks & beverages
*Click below for seperate registration and information*
Womens Heart Retreat Registration/Information PDF file
A u g u s t
Wet, Wild & Refreshing: Papermaking
the 'dog days' of summer, what better artistic activity than a wet, wild and refreshing weekend of papermaking. Good
clean fun with many artistic possibilities. You will be immersed in the paper making process from start to finish. Learn techniques
of pulp preparation and sheet formation that you can do at home, requiring a minimum of supplies and equipment. Explore pulp
painting, embedments, stenciling, pressing, drying and more. Suggested items to bring from home, available upon registration,
allow you to Recycle, Reuse or Repurpose, join us as we explore the possibilities of this Green art form.
Sat/Sun Aug 1 & 2 10- 4 $145/$15
|Metal cover fabric book - page using organza
|Metal Tooling Bird Book Cover
Media Artist Books
Judy Coates Perez
seen in Cloth Paper Scissors & Quilting Arts Magazines and their online newsletter!
Create a unique mixed media book using
canvas, paper, paints and copper in this fun and informative workshop.
This workshop will teach you a variety of techniques for turning plain canvas and metal scrim into
a pocket sized artist book, as fun to design as it is beautiful to display. Mixed media applications include collage, fabric
transfer, and sewing, as well as creating drawn and painted images for your book. You will also learn techniques for embossing
metal and adding color to the finished design with alcohol inks.
A "Creative Metal Beginner Tool Kit" will be provided courtesy of Walnut Hollow.
Sat/Sun, August 8 & 9
10 - 4:30 $265/$10 materials
|Needle Felted 'Painting' by Briony Foy
Briony Jean Foy
This class originated at the request of students who took Briony's first Needle Felting workshop
but was designed for beginners or more experienced crafters. We'll review or summarize the basics of the technique and
design theory, and then spend the rest of the workshop composing and "painting" with yarns and rovings. Create
a landscape, portrait or abstract composition that you will be proud to frame and display No experience necessary or
can be a good review. Supply list available upon registration. Sat/Sun
Aug 15 & 16 10- 4 $175
Art of Drawing
Drawing is the foundation
for all the visual arts. This two-day workshop is for those who want to develop better drawing skills and gain more
pleasure in the drawing process. There will be basic lessons for beginners and challenges for more advanced students.
Kay says "I can't stress enough the importance of developing drawing skills-even for those who are primarily 3-D artists.
A lack of drawing skills often relates to a lack of understanding of spatial concepts, and with problems with ‘vision'
- the ability to create in artwork what is in one's imagination." Kay will help you to expand your abilities and
develop an individual drawing style, learn ways to loosen up, learn to see and measure accurately, and learn some principles
of perspective. We will explore gestural and expressive mark-making, exaggeration or distortion, and co-operative drawing
using the basic drawing tools of graphite, charcoal, pen, and ink. Class size limit: 10
Fri/Sat, Aug 21 & 22
9-4:00 $145 / $5 material fee
|Landscape Painting by Tina Duemler
to Plein Air Painting (Water miscible
Using water miscible oils or acrylics, this two day workshop will provide an introduction to
the appropriate materials, techniques and approaches to painting outdoors. We’ll start indoors becoming
familiar with the basics and then venture outdoors to apply what we learned. Additional topics covered include; dealing with
light, composition, color, mood, and expressing your individuality in your painting. Develop an approach
to working outside that you take with you, can apply at home and in other locations. No solvents please,
only water miscible oils or acrylics. A supply list will be posted. Appropriate for the beginner or those
looking for those looking for a new approach to painting.
Sat/Sun Aug 29, 30 Sat. 10-4 and Sun 1-7 $165
|What's missing here? You!
Additional Autumn workshops
Weekend with Megan Cain TBD
look forward to having you join us here at