Workshops and Classes

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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Ghost Ranch

Posted by on Aug 12, 2013 in Taos Workshop, What I am up to | 2 comments

Ghost Ranch

Two weeks ago I took my daughter and her friend for our girls camping trip to Ghost Ranch. My painting class was canceled, so on a wild whim I switched to pottery. Our teacher was Doug DeLind. His work is primitive, his manner is infinitely patient. We used clay from the river, rich red glossy sludge that was lining the bottom of the bed. The pottery we made was fired in this pit, in layers of sticks, donkey dung and sawdust. Rebecca did some fire dancing to bless our pit. She sang too. I made three houses with peek-a-boo characters. They have two faces; the one on the back side is sly. This...

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The Texture of Bisbee: Chapter 2

Posted by on Jul 27, 2013 in Workshops and Classes | Comments Off

The Texture of Bisbee: Chapter 2

July went by in a flash. I have been in Arizona, Mexico and Colorado Springs. Now I want to get back to the subject of Bisbee, Arizona, where I taught a class called “Spontaneous Deconstructed Journal.” In this class we have to explore the town. Bisbee is the perfect place to explore, there are surprises, hidden art, layers and layers of creativity on every corner. We draw, make wax rubbings and take in the surroundings, both live and inanimate. There are thousands of steps. Stairs everywhere, leading you up to the next level of houses. Originally they used burros to haul...

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