Workshops and Classes

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 Collaboration, Friends with Talent, 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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Portland Art & Soul Blogroll: Day 5

Posted by on Aug 23, 2013 in Art & Soul Retreats, Giveaway!, Journaling, My techniques, My Work | 32 comments

Portland Art & Soul Blogroll: Day 5

Today is my day to tell you about the classes I am teaching in Portland from Sept. 30-Oct 4th, 2013. I have four classes, and one of them is full, but there is room in the other three. And, I will not be teaching in Portland next year, so if you want to grab a class, now is the time! Monday, September 30 I am teaching a Visual Journaling Class. I journal a lot, and my journaling artwork has been in Journal It (Jenny Doh), The Sketchbook Challenge Book (Sue Bleiweiss), The Complete Decorated Journal (Gwen Diehn), Art Journaling Magazine, Somerset Studio and Cloth, Paper, Scissors. In this...

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Portland Art & Soul Blogroll: Day 1

Posted by on Aug 19, 2013 in Art & Soul Retreats, Giveaway! | 6 comments

Portland Art & Soul Blogroll: Day 1

One of the places I am teaching this fall is Portland, Oregon for Art & Soul, a large retreat that has been around for years. The venue is right on the Columbia River. Last year my students all faced the river in our classroom. We took long walks along the water at the end of the day. This post is to introduce you to five other teachers who are teaching there, and to entice you to check it out. At the end of the week I will post my four classes and give you a chance at a giveaway, a mixed-media box of goodies and a copy of the Sketchbook Project that you can fill with arty goodness. Here...

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