Workshops and Classes

Happy Classes in Oregon

Posted by on Jul 2, 2015 in Map Making, Workshops and Classes | 0 comments

Happy Classes in Oregon

I just got back from my first long teaching gig since “the event.” It was a clear blue day, and on the way into Portland, we flew past Mt. Hood and Mt. Rainer.   The event was at Focus on the Book, a five day retreat for book lovers, in Forest Grove, Oregon. The guild there put it on, they are brilliant at it and all details were covered with humor and efficiency. That sounds like a 1950s drippy description of a housewife, but it is true. My first class was three days long and was called “An Intimate Atlas.” There were 13 wonderful women in the class, people that...

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Portland Teaching, March 5-8, 2015

Posted by on Jan 16, 2015 in Journaling, Workshops and Classes | 0 comments

Portland Teaching, March 5-8, 2015

I am teaching in Portland, Oregon for Art and Soul Retreats in March. I have three classes, all classes that I LOVE. Portland, Oregon Art and Soul Retreat March 5-8, 2015 I am teaching three classes that I love. 1. Sumptuous Sumi Painting on nice paper with sumi ink, a beautiful silky black ink used in eastern calligraphy, is amazingly satisfying and fun. We will make a sample book of papers and techniques using Sumi ink and various other products, paints, inks and tools. We will create small landscapes, lots of textures and many pages of beauty with this luscious black ink as the focus....

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Passionate for Pastels

Posted by on Jul 23, 2014 in PanPastel, Workshops and Classes | 2 comments

Passionate for Pastels

Years ago I worked with soft pastel on a fairly regular basis. I had a great teacher, Ken Goldman when I lived in San Diego. He also taught life drawing, and I learned a great deal from him. A classical approach, which I loved then and still do. In the class we drew from models. I changed them up a bit, depending on the mood of the model. I remember this model being edgy. I felt her jitters and recorded them. This is the 4 year old son of a friend of mine. He was playing in the sprinklers, then the yard, on a warm summer day. I wonder if he is still this comfortable in his own skin. This is...

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Down Under, continued.

Posted by on Jun 4, 2014 in Uncategorized, Workshops and Classes | 1 comment

Down Under, continued.

I am so late telling you all about Australia, the wonder of it, this is week two. For two days I stayed in a small cottage near the sea in a town called Stockton, and walked and swam twice a day. I traveled from where I was in Stockton to Newcastle by ferry and foot, passing flocks of emerald lorikeets and cockatoos.  After two glorious and healing days by the sea, I moved to Newcastle, to the zen and beautiful home of Anne Kempton. She is the owner of Timeless Textiles, a small and beautiful textile art gallery and shop two hours north of Sydney on the coast. She is a energetic and creative...

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Down Under, Week 1

Posted by on Mar 31, 2014 in Map Making, Personal Geographies, Workshops and Classes | 7 comments

Down Under, Week 1

Week one of 5 Weeks in Australia

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Wonderful Women Week

Posted by on Sep 27, 2013 in Workshops and Classes | 2 comments

Wonderful Women Week

This week I taught at Denver University, a group of wonderful women who painted fabulous papers for two days. We had a BLAST! That is after the security snafoo of being locked out of the building was sorted out… We cut and used stencils in many layers, tried about fifteen surface techniques and even played with sumi and walnut ink. We talked about how to reel in chaos, and this is my demo from that discussion. My muse showed up on the left, and my hand on the right, with all the ideas seeping into the fingers. There are layers of paint, marker and stencils over the top of a demo on...

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