adult courses | summer 2014

one day workshops


webmixedmediaclosed | mixed media collage
instructor: liz kettle
saturday | may 31 | 10 am to 5 pm | $110

Learn all the secrets of creating great mixed media collages in this one day workshop with Liz Kettle. Collage can be a bit mystifying and scary! In this class you will learn how to create a background, super simple image transfers, the secrets behind layers, and tips on how to use paper in a textile collage. Easy hand stitching and some simple embellishments along with some sassy or serious quotes personalize your masterpiece. You will finish a 10”x 10” collage ready to take home and hang.

materials
10” square canvas, Acrylic paint in your favorite color, palette, Soft or regular gel medium, Kit fee: $10 for images to transfer (two methods), fabrics and papers for collage, glitters, glues and threads for stitching. *$10 supply fee payable to instructor upon first class.


visionboardclosed | vision board
instructor: cass mullane
friday | june 13 | 10 am to 12:30 pm | $50

In this playful out-of-the-box workshop, you’ll gain clarity on about what’s really important in your life. Create your very own personal visual reminder of your values, goals and vision.

Vision Boards are a visual representation of what you want to have, be or do in your life. They can be made very easily out of pictures and words cut from magazines. Absolutely no artistic ability is needed. All you need is a sense of play and a desire to get your dreams, goals and inspirations captured on a Vision Board and made firmly part of your life.

I will provide guidance, all the supplies and a big stack of magazines so you can focus on what’s truly important to you and create your own vision board.

Be it business success, quality family life, balance, travel, a new home, health, community involvement, love, abundance, a Vision Board is a simple, powerful visualization tool that can keep you focused and on track toward achieving or attaining what you really want.

materials
Most materials included. Please bring a few magazines to share, reuse, and recycle. I also encourage you to bring meaningful quotes, photos, cards and pictures of things that inspire you. Feel free to do an Internet search, if you’d like, and print off what you may want to use.


webstampsclosed | hand carved stamps
instructor: cass mullane
friday | june 13 | 2 pm to 4 pm | $60

Wouldn’t you like to make your own hand carved stamps? Whether you’ve seen designs that you love but you cannot find in stores, or you want to create original designs, learn how in this fun two hour class. We’ll cover the tools and supplies and use very simple techniques to carve a few stamps of your own. Beginners welcome! If you have stamp carving tools and blades, please bring them.

materials
All materials included.


indiaclosed | voyage to india: image transfers
instructor: liz kettle
saturday | june 14 | 10 am to 4 pm | $110

India is an inspiring land of incredible beauty and color. With the colors and sights of this luscious country as our inspiration we will explore image transfer techniques while we create a gorgeous reference book to hold our experiments. We will learn multiple methods for transferring photos and other imagery on to fabric, paper and metal. Learn the ins and outs of ink jet printer inks and which products produce the results you are looking for. Create collages on each page of your sample book using your transferred images, paper, fabric and embellishments. Technique notes can be stored in pockets to make this book a valuable reference tool.

materials
All materials included with $25 kit fee payable to instructor upon first day of class.


bookclosed | publishing your own book
instructor: ken guentert
wednesday | june 18 | 10:30 am to 12 pm | $35

Have you been thinking about a book, a manual, or a catalog of your works? Ken Guentert of The Publishing Pro, LLC will walk you through the process that will help you design the publication that best suits your purpose and makes the most sense for your budget.

materials
Writing materials.


visionboardclosed | vision board
instructor: cass mullane
saturday | june 21 | 10 am to 12:30 pm | $50

In this playful out-of-the-box workshop, you’ll gain clarity on about what’s really important in your life. Create your very own personal visual reminder of your values, goals and vision.

Vision Boards are a visual representation of what you want to have, be or do in your life. They can be made very easily out of pictures and words cut from magazines. Absolutely no artistic ability is needed. All you need is a sense of play and a desire to get your dreams, goals and inspirations captured on a Vision Board and made firmly part of your life.

I will provide guidance, all the supplies and a big stack of magazines so you can focus on what’s truly important to you and create your own vision board.

Be it business success, quality family life, balance, travel, a new home, health, community involvement, love, abundance, a Vision Board is a simple, powerful visualization tool that can keep you focused and on track toward achieving or attaining what you really want.

materials
Most materials included. Please bring a few magazines to share, reuse, and recycle. I also encourage you to bring meaningful quotes, photos, cards and pictures of things that inspire you. Feel free to do an Internet search, if you’d like, and print off what you may want to use.


webstampsclosed | hand carved stamps
instructor: cass mullane
saturday | june 21 | 2 pm to 4 pm | $60

Wouldn’t you like to make your own hand carved stamps? Whether you’ve seen designs that you love but you cannot find in stores, or you want to create original designs, learn how in this fun two hour class. We’ll cover the tools and supplies and use very simple techniques to carve a few stamps of your own. Beginners welcome! If you have stamp carving tools and blades, please bring them.

materials
All materials included.


minijournalneedle felted mini journal
instructor: liz kettle
saturday | july 12 | 10 am to 4 pm | $110

Texture rules in this mini journal! We begin with a combination of machine and hand needle felting using wool, silk, velvet, fibers, yarns, ribbon, cheesecloth and roving to create a luscious textured surface. Simple hand embroidery stitches are our next avenue of exploration as we add a yummy layer of texture, color, pattern and design. You will make two base fabrics and finish one of them into a small journal. Your beautiful textured fabric can also be used to create a small wallet for gift or business cards, added to the front of a larger evening bag or even become a cover for a purchased journal.

No experience necessary and machines are provided.

materials
All materials included with $15 kit fee payable to instructor upon first day of class.

register now: needle felted mini journal – july 12 ($110)


etsyetsy: smart and simple
instructor: jennifer hanson
wednesday | july 16 | 6 pm to 8 pm | $50

Do you already have an Etsy shop? Tired of searching through the forums for answers? Need some good old fashioned person to person feedback? This 2 hour class is for you! This class will help you fine tune your shop. Learn how to utilize teams and treasuries for strategic marketing and use effective SEO’s (Search Engine Optimization).

materials
If you have a laptop please bring it, but it’s not required.

register now: etsy: smart and simple – july 16 ($50)


webbook

publishing your own children’s book
instructor: ken guentert
wednesday | august 20 | 10:30 am to 12 pm | $35

Have you written a children’s book-or thought about writing one? Ken Guentert of the Publishing Pro, LLC, will walk you through the process of planning your book, working with your partner (an illustrator or writer), making a story board, and getting your book into production. Includes a copy of How to Publish Your Own Children’s Book.

materials
Writing materials.

register now: writing your own children’s book – august 20 ($35)


 

multi-week classes


webdrawingclosed | yes, you can draw!
instructor: lizz driscoll
saturdays | june 14 – july 26 (no class july 5) | 10 am to 12 pm | $185

Want to draw but fearful? Inner and outer critics chattering in your head? Used to draw, enjoyed it, and would like to continue? We work with proven methods to silence the critics, open the door to possibilities and success.

materials
All materials included.


writingclosed | creative writing nonfiction: rediscovering memories
instructor: zach hunt
tuesdays + thursdays | june 17 – july 17 (no class the week of july 1) | 10 am to 12 pm | $160

Creative writing is not limited to fiction, but can be applied to nonfiction as well. In fact, creative writing can be used to unlock the meaning of memories by revisiting them in an unexpected way. Anyone can go back to some of their most meaningful memories, and rediscover the hidden truth and beauty that lies in their own minds.

materials
Writing materials.


webpotteryclosed | wheel throwing: from clay to kiln
instructor: jim lummel
wednesdays | june 18 – august 20 | 6 pm to 8:30 pm | $225

Do you want to get your hands dirty and learn how to make beautiful functional pieces you can use every day? Bowls, cups, and simple vases are great projects for beginners but students with more experience are just as welcome! Starting with preparing the clay to throwing on the wheel this class is full of hands-on experience. Learn the properties of firing and finishing, the importance of temperature control, and basic glazing techniques. Your first 25 pounds of clay is included in the class price, but make sure to pick up the Pottery Toolkit from Meininger’s before your first class session.

materials
Pottery Toolkit from Meininger’s.


visualjournalingclosed | visual journaling
instructor: liz kettle
wednesdays | june 18 – july 30 (no class july 2) | 1 pm to 4 pm | $250

Keeping a journal or sketchbook is an essential tool for artists of any media. To be an artist means one must pay attention. Art is about you observing the world you move through, listening to your personal thoughts and reactions to your world and interpreting that world in your creations.

There are many ways to use a visual journal. It can be used for observing, recording, storing, researching, collecting, experimenting, exploring, expressing, imagining, inventing and designing.

There are NO RULES in keeping a journal. You can use words or no words, sketch, paint, glue, collage, stamp, fuse, stitch or distress. Your journal can be any size or shape you find useful. It is YOURS! No one can tell you how to do it “right”. You can share it if you want to but you don’t have to. Your journal can have a theme, simply be a chronicle of your days and your art experiments or it can be a place to explore the dark places in your soul. It is up to you.

materials
All materials included.


webpselementsclosed | photoshop elements
instructor: eric murphy
wednesdays | june 18 – july 16 | 6 pm to 9 pm | $185

This is beginning Photoshop Elements class starting with the basics. We’ll cover editing tools and techniques needed to make your photos look their best. In addition, we’ll cover some special techniques like layer masking and adjustment layers. A CD of images will be supplied that Photoshop Elements techniques will be performed on.

This is a Photoshop Elements only class. If you’re using Photoshop please see the Photoshop class.

materials
Laptop with Photoshop Elements 8.0 or later. A mouse is highly recommended.


webpsclosed | photoshop
instructor: eric murphy
thursdays | june 19 – july 17 | 6 pm to 9 pm | $185

This is beginning to intermediate Photoshop class starting with the basics. Slightly accelerated, we’ll cover editing tools and techniques needed to make your photos look their best. In addition, we’ll cover some special techniques like layer masking, adjustment layers and Histories. A CD of images will be supplied that Photoshop techniques will be performed on.

This is a Photoshop only class. If you’re using Photoshop Elements please see the Photoshop Elements class.

materials
Laptop with Photoshop CS3 or later. A mouse is highly recommended.