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Daytime workshops begin at 9 am, lunch 12 to 1:30, resume at 1:30 until 4:30. Evening workshops are 6:30 to 9:30 pm.
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One workshop each day will be held at the Stone Creek Golf Club located next door to the hotel.

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  Wednesday August 1, 9:00 AM 
Thomas Ashman
Scrappy Skull Shamans - A shaman is someone who has access to, and influence in, the world of benevolent and malevolent spirits, a mystic who travels through altered states of consciousness in order to perceive and interact with  ...More... 5 seat(s) left
April Bower
Tribal Pendant or Bracelet - Create a unique tribal inspired pendant or bracelet with this deceptively simple, yet versatile technique. Explore shape, size, metal embellishments, and bale options, bracelet forming and shaping, as well as mastering ...More... 5 seat(s) left
Sunny Carvalho
Tilting at Windmills - In this class, you will learn how to paint a whimsical, fun character using a variety of techniques and supplies. I will guide you to finding a style of face using your own vivid imagination (even if you think you don't have one!).  ...More... Filled
Jen Cushman
Time After Time; Assemblage Jewelry - The key to making beautiful and structurally sound mixed-media assemblage jewelry is in the creation of solid components and strong connections. For this workshop, we'll strengthen our drill skills  ...More... 1 seat(s) left
Leighanna Light
Ruby's Book - I will teach you how to create this funky, functional book with multiple size pages, pockets, folders and envelopes to store your secrets and goodies. Learn simple bookmaking skills  ...More... Filled
Carol Nelson
Abstract Tree Collage - This workshop is a fun collage process using a variety of specialty art papers. Emphasis will be placed on the tonal relationships of dark on light, and light on dark. Getting the values (darks and lights) of your painting cor ...More... 2 seat(s) left
Carol Spohn
Carol's Cowboy - An exercise in building layers of acrylic color - This whimsical- Klimt-like painting starts with a very colorful underpainting. Subsequent layers add colors and texture. The step by step instruction enables beginner and experienced painters to complete a successful painting. You ...More...
Kate Thompson
Animal Magic - In this class I will be teaching several different paintings working with vintage children's photos, some with their own pets. We will be creating portraits of these children with their animal headdresses. We  ...More...
Linda Swindle
Make Your Mark - ANYONE can learn to draw! Learning to see and observe takes practice but it's just a matter of training our eyes and brain to see shapes and how they relate to each other. In this class, we will practice with some techniques that I hav ...More... 6 seat(s) left
Mary Hettmansperger
Color color color - Using copper sheeting, and silver sheet for accent, Students will explore several low-tech processes for achieving color on metal. Colored pencils, embossing, patinas and paints will be used to create color, depth and int ...More... 2 seat(s) left
  Wednesday August 1, 9:00 AM AND Thursday August 2, 9:00 AM 
Lorri Scott
Shop Design Sew Upcycled Garments - Many high fashion designers are already repurposing garments, now it's our turn to follow suit. I've been upcycling garments for several years now and find it fun and satisfying BUT it also contributes to the fact we as a soc ...More... Filled
Pam Carriker
Mary Beth Shaw
Pam Carriker & Mary Beth Shaw: The Journey Continues - In this two-day ever-evolving workshop, Pam Carriker and Mary Beth Shaw spill the tricks of the Art Journal by offering processes that range from beginner to advanced. This workshop is continually updated with new techniques and ...More... Filled
  Wednesday August 1, 9:00 AM AND Thursday August 2, 9:00 AM AND Friday August 3, 9:00 AM 
Richard Salley
The Icarus Project - We know from mythology that Icarus was flying fine until he came too close to the sun and his wings of feathers and wax melted, whereby he fell into the sea and drowned. In this workshop we will avoid the mistakes of Icarus... ...More... 4 seat(s) left
  Wednesday August 1, 6:30 PM 
Jen Cushman
Mixed-up mixed-media necklace - Have you ever worked hard creating a handmade polymer clay pendant or metal masterpiece only to feel like you might have diminished the beauty of your work by putting it on a store bought neck wire?  ...More... Filled
Caitlin Dundon
Faux Fancy Papers - Easy and fun! Make gorgeous papers to use as wrapping paper or in collage and bookmaking. Learn how to create fancy paper from simple white butcher paper that will look like expensive handmade fancy rice paper or alligator skin ...More...
Kelly Kilmer
In the Studio: Developing an Art Practice - I've been teaching art for more than 20 years and making art all of my life. Some have told me that I live what David Lynch has called, "the Art Life." I'll share with you how I approach art making and how I view art and life.  ...More... 4 seat(s) left
Mary Ellen Merrigan
Rethink and Renew Facebook: Gain Zen Inside the World's Largest Social Platform - You hate it. The ever-changing landscape of all things Facebook frustrates and annoys the artist in you. So you avoid it. In this workshop, bead artist and storyteller Mary Ellen Merrigan weaves stories to shift your perspective.  ...More...
  Thursday August 2, 9:00 AM 
Linda Swindle
Bloom! Spontaneous Watercolor on Canvas - Let's paint some big, bright, vibrant flowers! This will be the most fun you can have with paint and brushes! Painting watercolor on canvas is great fun, you don't have to mat or frame it and there is no glare from glass. ...More... Filled
April Bower
Foldover Bracelets - An Anticlastic Event - Using a fusion of techniques to create a pair of 3-Dimensional , anticlastic cuff bracelets, first in copper, making use of the wonderful coloring options copper offers, and a second one in sterling ...More... 2 seat(s) left
Sunny Carvalho
What a Character! - Join Sunny Carvalho in this class where you will learn how to paint a whimsical, fun character, using a variety of techniques and supplies. We will discuss different face shapes,  ...More... 5 seat(s) left
Caitlin Dundon
ABCDeconstructed - In this full day workshop with alphabets as the theme, we will start with simple resist stencils in gesso and liquid masking liquid on paper and build layers both positive and reverse stenciling. ...More...
Carol Nelson
Geologic Abstracts - My home state of Colorado, as well as other areas in the West, inspires me with its beautiful rocky cliffs and canyons. This inspiration has evolved into an important genre in my painting portfolio. I will show you many of my sou ...More... Filled
Carol Spohn
Toucan Collage - An introduction to collage and watercolor - This whimsical painting is created with a delightful combination of collage and watercolor. The step by step instruction enables beginner and experienced painters to complete a successful painting. We will be using a wet int ...More...
Thomas Ashman
Tin Men - Of all the characters in The Wizard of Oz, the tin man was always my favorite, with his gentle heart so beautifully belied by a hard, rusted exterior. In this workshop, students bring a porcelain doll head and hands of the ...More... 2 seat(s) left
Mary Hettmansperger
Recycled surfaces - and more - Using old tins, copper and silver sheeting students will create jewelry. Cold connections including wire rivets, eyelets, brads, ties and weaving techniques, will be used to assemble the pieces. Patinas will be explored to ach ...More... Filled
Kate Thompson
Italian Fresco Angel Painting - I just got back from Italy from teaching, Angels in Italy. I was so inspired by the frescos and art throughout Italy that I have developed a class based on my experiences there. ...More... Filled
  Thursday August 2, 9:00 AM AND Friday August 3, 9:00 AM 
Leighanna Light
Spirit Protectors, metal figurative assemblage - I created my first Spirit Protector during a particularly difficult time in my life and I can't seem to stop. I absolutely love making these & I would love to teach you how! ...More... 3 seat(s) left
  Thursday August 2, 6:30 PM 
Kelly Kilmer
Playful Patterns and More - Begin the class by making playful journal pages layered with paper, paint and more. Learn how to free up anything that may be blocking your creativity by making your own marks on your pages. Create pages that are truly your own ...More... Filled
Mary Ellen Merrigan
Build a Following on Instagram and Pinterest: Declare Your Artful Voice - Explore these two visual platforms and how they complement each other in a workshop designed to shape your art success. Instead of questioning why you need another social media channel, ...More... 4 seat(s) left
Susan Lenart Kazmer
All Things Resin - Explore the vast possibilities resins have to offer in jewelry in combination with metal bezels, objects and organic materials... Learn proper mixing, application, combining and pouring layers and safety tips. This hands on wor ...More... 6 seat(s) left
Julie Haymaker
Tiny Art Easel - What you will learn
  1. Create tiny wire wrapped easels using steel annealed wire. Templates with a variety of design will be handed out. Students will make one easel in class.
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  Friday August 3, 9:00 AM 
Thomas Ashman
Dollies de los Muertos - Dia de los Muertos (Day of the dead) is a holiday celebrated throughout Mexico and by people of Mexican ancestry living in other places. The multi-day holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to ...More... 4 seat(s) left
April Bower
Silver Aspen, Copper Sky - It might be hot outside, but you'll feel cool creating an Aspen tree/ Silver Birch painting on genuine copper. Learn the art of silver leafing, and some simple tricks to give your trees a natural look. ...More... 1 seat(s) left
Sunny Carvalho
Funky Cuffs - Learn to make a delightful cuff with Sunny Carvalho! Using soft, pretty wool felt and embroidery stitches, this class will be a fun, relaxing day of hand-sewing. ...More... 5 seat(s) left
Caitlin Dundon
Inktense Inspirations - Both a technique class and a project class, we'll be creating a beautiful loose leaf journal of bird (or your own choice) illustrations while learning how to work with fantastic Inktense blocks and pencils. ...More... 4 seat(s) left
Lorra Lee Rose
Exotic Feather Gourd - Students will start with a clean, cut gourd. A variety of colors will be available to stain the exterior of your calabash. We will use ephemera to line the gourd for a clean finish look. With an extensive col ...More... 6 seat(s) left
Kate Thompson
Mixed Media Experimental Painting-Expressive Figures - I love mixed media and have been experimenting and discovering some very cool and mysterious techniques that I would love to share with students. ...More... Filled
Pam Carriker
Mary Beth Shaw
Pam Carriker & Mary Beth Shaw: Printmaking Processes - From gesso resist and sandpaper reduction to exploring a variety of media on Gel Plates and creating your own Collagraphic printing plate Mary Beth and Pam will guide you through a multitude of fun processes in printmaking. ...More... Filled
Linda Swindle
WILD AND WACKY ANIMALS! Spontaneous Watercolor on Canvas - Animals are such a big part of our lives and our families. Wouldn't you love to paint your dog, cat, or horse in beautiful vibrant colors? Elephants are especially fun to paint, and cows, and bunnies, and...! Maybe give the ...More... Filled
Susan Lenart Kazmer
Forging Bangles Bracelets - One of the most distinctive and prominent details in my current work is in building and constructing hand hammered forged wire forms that compliment my overall jewelry appearances. In this workshop, explore this concept and oth ...More...
Janet Alexander
Reticulated Pendant with Tube CZ Setting - Who doesn't love to watch metal melt! Reticulating silver creates mountains and valleys by melting the sterling silver alloy (80/20) metal to a precise heat. Every reticulation comes out different. Create your own  ...More... 3 seat(s) left
  Friday August 3, 9:00 AM AND Friday August 3, 6:30 PM 
Kristen Penrod
Imaginary Assemblage - Admit one into the artistic world of insanity! Learn quickly, the art of how to transform the ordinary into the imaginary. Students will learn how to combine a doll or animal head with different doll body and add attachments usi ...More... 2 seat(s) left
  Friday August 3, 6:30 PM 
Kelly Kilmer
Expanding Your Color Palette - Sometimes we find ourselves in a rut with our color palette. Learn how to push past the same old same old and expand your use of color. Explore a wide variety of color possibilities! Learn how to go beyond the tube and get the look that you want in your  ...More...
Carol Nelson
Effortless Abstracts - If you want to try painting abstracts, but have no idea how to go about it, this is the class for you. Beginners in the world of abstraction often over think the process, and become frustrated and terrified just looking at a white can ...More... Filled
Carol Spohn
Autumn Glory - We will be using several different techniques to create the birch tree trunks, branches and tapping color to create the leaves. I expect most paintings to be completed in class. This is a fun, stress free class. Seriously, you wil ...More... 3 seat(s) left
  Saturday August 4, 12:00 PM 
Sandra Duran Wilson
Scribble to Structure-creating with color, composition and values - This class will allow experienced artists to see with new eyes and newbies will jump right in without intimidation. Does it sound easy? Well, sometimes the simple things are the most challenging. ...More... Filled
Cindy Kovack
American Mounties - In this class you will learn the basics of paper clay sculpting. These small "Mounties" are simply adorable on the wall, or a shelf, and have the greatest personalities.  ...More...
Kelly Kilmer
From Memory to Journal Pages - One of the questions that I'm often asked is do I use themes? How do I start a page? What do I create the page about? In this workshop, you will learn how to translate every day moments into unique  ...More...
Mary Ellen Merrigan
Whimsical Strands: Bead Crochet Multi-Strand Necklace - During this relaxing session, participants will create a four-strand crochet necklace using waxed Irish linen thread and a generous selection of beads, buttons and charms  ...More...
  Sunday August 5, 9:00 AM 
Sandra Duran Wilson
Shadow Play - Take a spin with your shadow. Children are curious about their shadows and the magic that happens when you make shadow puppets. Embrace the wonder like a child and let your muse out to play with your shadow. ...More... 2 seat(s) left
Janet Alexander
Wax carving & Sand Casting a Clasp - Having your own clasp design sets your work apart from others. It carries your design style throughout your custom jewelry. Having your own clasp design sets your work apart from others. ...More... 1 seat(s) left
Jeff Fulkerson
Balled & Beaded Earrings and Pendant - In this class you will learn how to use a Propane & Oxygen Little Torch to ball up wire in close contact with stone beads. Learn to lay out and form your metal  ...More... 3 seat(s) left
Jessica Jordan Cote
In The Round - Day 1 - The Ancient and Abstract - This three day workshop may be taken as an entire unit (18 hours) or a la carte (one or two days only). The unifying title and theme of this course is "In the Round", wherein students will explore the design potential of the  ...More... Filled
Helen Shafer Garcia
Watercolor Block Prints - Imagine the combination of relief block prints and watercolor. Relief block prints hold a huge realm of possibilities. You can repeat the image to create wonderful additions for cards or works on paper. Learn how to design and ...More... 1 seat(s) left
Jacqueline Sullivan
It's about the Resist - Acrylic Gessoes and mediums - originally designed for other uses, acrylic gessoes and mediums can be wonderful starts to an acrylic painting when you use their resist properties. ! In this process class, you will use these med ...More... 2 seat(s) left
Olivia Thomas
Chalk It Up! - Chalk It Up! is a workshop in learning how to utilize the art medium of chalk pastel sticks, which consist of pure powdered pigments and a binder. Pastel chalk painting affords a unique experience in pai ...More... Filled
Lisa Cheney
Black White & Grey - I'm not a black and white type lady. I live in the many shades of gray. Water-soluble mark making tools are great for creating those grays in my art!! And each has its' own unique expressive quality for creating tones.  ...More... 5 seat(s) left
  Sunday August 5, 9:00 AM AND Sunday August 5, 6:30 PM 
Laurie Mika
Hamsa House Shrines - This handmade house-shaped substrate is the perfect base for creating your very own Hamsa Shrine. The Hamsa Hand is a symbol that has been used in a variety of cultures since ancient times. Depicting the open right hand, it is a symbol ...More... Filled
  Sunday August 5, 9:00 AM AND Monday August 6, 9:00 AM 
Serena Barton
Express Yourself in Oil and Cold Wax - You'll have a great time discovering the magic of oil and cold wax medium in this two-day class. Making art with oil and cold wax involves a lot of experimentation and a ...More... 5 seat(s) left
Michael deMeng
Mishmashers - the Discarded Pantheon - When I was a kid I used to pore through books of myths and legends. I was mesmerized with the tales of Thor, god of thunder, Neptune god of the sea, Kali Ma the destroyer and jillions of others. ...More...
Katherine England
Laurie Mika
Heavy Metal Journaling - Day 1 Katherine England, Day 2 Laurie Mika - In the first half of this collaborative journal workshop with Laurie Mika, students in my class will learn how to make from scratch a high quality art journal that will be both functional and an art piece to treasure forever.  ...More...
Andrea Matus deMeng
Dreamscapes - This two-day workshop focuses on imaginative investigations in paint and collage. We'll be transforming everyday images into something surreal and strange through a combination of collage, image transfers and paint, bri ...More... Filled
Laurie Mika
Katherine England
Heavy Metal Journaling - Day 2 Laurie Mika, Day 1 Katherine England - This is a 2 day, collaborative workshop between Katherine England and Laurie Mika. In this second half of the collaborative journal workshop, students in my class will create an in-credible centerpiece  ...More...
  Sunday August 5, 6:30 PM 
Katherine England
Just Bee Cuz - I love using insects in artwork. I had these cases specially made to mount my little creatures in. I crown them with a semi-precious stone and collage with papers that tell a story. ...More...
Jacqueline Sullivan
Modern Calligraphy - Working with brush markers, student will learn the principles of creating rhythmic letters for use in journals, on cards and in their mixed media works. Working through the alphabet letter by letter, students will work wit ...More... 3 seat(s) left
  Sunday August 5, 6:30 PM AND Monday August 6, 9:00 AM 
Susan Lenart Kazmer
Brazing Boxes and Building Symbolism - Throughout history, prayers and singular powerful words have been imbedded into beautiful and purposeful wearable adornment to be carried for protection, power and love.  ...More... Filled
  Monday August 6, 9:00 AM 
Sandra Duran Wilson
It Takes Two - This new mixed media class will challenge your composition skills, enhance your use of color and inspire you to combine different genres of painting. We begin with creating textures on a 12x12 Ampersand panel. Build the layers using resist techniques, col ...More... 3 seat(s) left
Janet Alexander
Adjustable Gold & Silver Ring with Tube Setting - Take your jewelry to the next step by learning how to work with gold and silver! Create this lovely 22k gold and sterling silver ring in this intermediate class. Learn how to calculate the length of the ring shank for your ring  ...More... 3 seat(s) left
Jessica Jordan Cote
In The Round - Day 2 - Radial Armor - This three day workshop may be taken as an entire unit (18 hours) or a la carte (one or two days only). The unifying title and theme of this course is "In the Round", wherein students will explore the design potential of the  ...More... Filled
Jacqueline Sullivan
Emerging Shapes - Tonality and lines make shapes and the movements of those shapes draws in the viewer and holds their attention. This abstract painting class will emphasize building in the movement of shapes with tones and textures. The movement of  ...More... Filled
Lisa Cheney
Traditional - NonTraditional Watercolor - I've heard the talk that watercolors are "unforgiving" and "difficult to use." I briefly acknowledge these words as they pass through one ear and out the other, for it's purely just talk. There are countless techniques to ...More... 2 seat(s) left
Helen Shafer Garcia
Ancient Ones - These beautiful sage beings entice a sense of prominence and attitude in a whimsical way. They are structured with paper clay, an air-dried clay, that is easy to work with.  ...More... 5 seat(s) left
  Monday August 6, 9:00 AM AND Monday August 6, 6:30 PM 
Katherine England
Put a Bird on It! - This class is designed to teach basic mosaic techniques such as design, nipping, placement, adhesives, grouts and so much more using a bird shaped substrate of mdf board.  ...More...
  Monday August 6, 9:00 AM AND Tuesday August 7, 9:00 AM 
Donna Watson
Personal Expression: A Design Approach - This 2 day workshop is open to all types of artists, crafts and mediums. The emphasis is on searching for personal content and style, design and composition - 3 steps to fabulous art. Participants will work on com ...More... 3 seat(s) left
  Monday August 6, 1:30 PM AND Monday August 6, 6:30 PM 
Susan Lenart Kazmer
Enamels - Glass Mark Making, Symbolism + Sgraffito - Explore this inspiring and boundless craft of fusing glass to metal by building multiple layers using both powder and liquid glass. Learn to use stencils, enamel crayons, carbon pencil, markers and decals and what their eff ...More... Filled
  Monday August 6, 6:30 PM 
Jacqueline Sullivan
Raku Painting - Raku is a Japanese form of pottery that often results in a coppery metallic finish with blue, green and purple highlights. In this class we will create a small painting that resembles the colors of this ancient art and the met ...More... Filled
  Monday August 6, 6:30 PM AND Tuesday August 7, 9:00 AM 
Helen Shafer Garcia
Illuminated Ledger Book - What if you combined a ledger book style with Illuminated pages? How extraordinary! I always like to look for unique, uncommon combinations when I'm creating. This book will bring together text, original handwritten calligraphy ...More... 3 seat(s) left
  Tuesday August 7, 9:00 AM 
Nicole Austin
Stories Beneath the Skin: Mixed Media Portraits - I love to play with a variety of media in my art journal to build up beautiful, colorful, complex layers using oil pastels, watercolor, stencils, acrylic paint pens, and spray inks.  ...More... 6 seat(s) left
Serena Barton
Gesture and Mark-Making in Oil and Cold Wax - Explore the exciting mixture of oil paint and cold wax medium to create vibrant and bold abstract work! Cold wax medium is a paste of beeswax, odorless mineral spirits and resin. ...More... Filled
Michael deMeng
Twisted Toyland - the Discarded Pantheon - I don't know about you, but I was one of those kids who dismantled toys so I could modify them into...shall we say...more interesting specimens (and, yes, I have been compared to Sid in Toy Story). In this class we will be ...More...
Katherine England
Beading Hand - I designed this substrate and had it manufactured out of nickel silver in a delightful town in the middle of Mexico. The heart shape bezel creates the outline for our bead mosaicking. ...More... 5 seat(s) left
Jeff Fulkerson
Spinner Bangles - You've made a spinner ring, now take it up a notch and make the Spinner Bangle! In this class you will learn how to measure your wrist for a proper fit, measure your spinners so they will actually spin when installed, silver  ...More... 4 seat(s) left
Jessica Jordan Cote
In The Round - Day 3 - Circling the Possibilities - This three day workshop may be taken as an entire unit (18 hours) or a la carte (one or two days only). The unifying title and theme of this course is "In the Round", wherein students will explore the design potential of the  ...More... Filled
Andrea Matus deMeng
Tin Type Tarot - Tarot cards. To me these lovely little pearls of archetypal wisdom imbued with mystery, fascinating symbols to decode, and gorgeous imagery are absolutely magical. I think the first time I remember seeing a tarot deck was in  ...More...
Laurie Mika
Heart of the Matter - The focus of this class is using polymer clay to cover three-dimensional objects, in this case, a plaster heart. The techniques shared in this class will open up a whole new world of possibilities of what can be covered over in clay, ...More... Filled
Jacqueline Sullivan
Framed! - We'll start with making some collage papers by painting deli papers, learning some new painting techniques on these papers to make them unique. We'll use these papers to build a collage on mat board, add a photo as a focal point and the ...More... 2 seat(s) left
Susan Lenart Kazmer
Caging and Brazing Hollow Forms - The cage form is a strong element in my finished work. I build this shape often because of its unique industrial structure and strength that it offers as a component and a Talisman. Also, because of its hollow use of positive and neg ...More... 4 seat(s) left
Lisa Cheney
The Versatile Magic Markers - In college, I took a semester long special topics class titled Marker "Rendering." It was geared towards Advertising Design majors, who wanted advanced techniques ...More...
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