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October 2019

Crossed Structure Binding with Cave Paper Covers taught by Bridget O’Malley

October 20 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Sunday, Oct 20th 1-4pm FEE: $60 This contemporary variation on the Long Stitch binding, developed by Carmencho Arrugui explores the structure, function and unlimited design possibilities of interlocking cover pages while using very simple materials: paper and thread.  This is non-adhesive structure. Perfect for a sketchbook or journal. An email with supply list and details will be sent to registrants prior to the class.  About the artist Bridget O’Malley is a master papermaker and co-­owner of Cave Paper Inc., a…

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Science of Watercolor: Additives taught by Jinjer Markley

October 23 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Wednesday, October 23rd 5:30-7:30pm Fee: $48 Second class of the fall Science of Watercolor Series: Learn the science behind why watercolor behaves the way it does. These informative workshops will be full of sciencey surprises and fun hands-on experiments. Additionally, you will create watercolor reference pages that will help you discover more of your personal watercolor preferences. This Month’s Theme: Additives: This class is for anyone who has had a general sense of disappointment with the way their watercolor painting…

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Shibori Napkins Project class taught by Jean Manrique

October 25 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Friday, October 25th 2-4pm FEE: $40  (includes 4 napkins and all supplies) Shibori is an ancient Japanese technique that uses various resists  (stitches, clamping, binding, etc)to prevent the indigo from penetrating the fabric or paper, producing white designs on a blue background. Shibori was the method used to create surface patterns on cloth before printing was discovered. In our class we’ll be using some of these techniques on folded cotton napkins and then dipping our pieces into an indigo vat.…

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Drawing Pet Portraits in Pastel Pencil taught by Suzann Beck

October 26 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Saturday, October 26th  10-5pm (break for lunch) Fee:  $84 Drawing your pet is easier than you think! Create a “head and shoulders” portrait of your pet from one of your own photos with the forgiving medium of pastel pencils—they’re easy to control and easy to layer. The workshop will feature best practices and a demonstration in the morning session with hands-on student work in the afternoon. Students will work from their own photos, learning how to transfer an initial drawing…

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Getting Your Feet Wet: Watercolor for the Non-Artist taught by Monica Fogg

October 27 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Sunday, October 27th 1-4pm FEE: $68 (Supply kit to keep is included)  No art experience necessary! Are you a reluctant creative but desire to learn about watercolor painting? Instead of taking a deep dive, try dipping your toes into Watercolor Painting first. Have some fun, learn very basic skills and find out if this is a painting medium for you. Supply kit to keep is included. Instructor Bio Monica Fogg is an artist (watercolor, encaustic, acrylic, woodcut, and lithography) and…

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Relief Printmaking: Linocut on the Speedball Etching Press taught by John Koch

October 28 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Mondays: October 28, November 4, & 11th  4-7pm FEE:$132 This class will introduce adults to relief block printing using Wet Paint’s Speedball Etching Press and Professional water-soluble oil inks. Students will use linoleum blocks and metal cutting tools, quality block printing paper and inks to produce color prints based on their own design. We will also discuss the necessary tools, inks and varieties of paper used.  Bio I’ve been printmaking all of my life, starting at my Mother’s kitchen table…

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Watercolor Interiors taught by Tara Sweeney

October 30 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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This class is nearly full. Please call the store to register. 651-698-6431 Wednesdays: October 30, November 6, 13, & 20th 10-1pm FEE: $168 We come inside this time of year. Capture the mood of interior life whether your inspiration is the quality of light itself, or the figures, objects and spaces it illuminates. Learn to see the structure of light and shadow, perspective and depth. Learn a three-layer/four-value approach to value studies and color. Build confidence as you explore pigment…

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November 2019

Gestural Watercolor: Explore/Build Confidence in Juiciness & Mark-making with Monica Fogg

November 2 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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This class has filled- Thank You! Please call the store to be added to the waitlist. 651-698-6431 Saturday, November 2nd 10-4pm  (with a ½ hour lunch break) Fee: $77 A one-day immersive watercolor experience taught by Monica Fogg Welcome winter with lush color. The primary purpose of this one day workshop is to explore the richness of fresh, wet watercolor. We will work on skill-building and confidence-in-stroke through demonstrations, exercises and application in a composition. The morning starts with a demonstration, followed…

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Acanthus Leaf Illustration taught by Dawn Darner

November 3 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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Sundays: November 3 and 10th 1-4:30 FEE: $100 The Twists and Turns of the Acanthus Leaf In this workshop we will explore the historical use of Acanthus leaves and practice various ways to create beautiful and graceful Acanthus designs.  Once we have a design, we are happy with, we will use various media to color and shade our creations. Supplies needed are watercolor paper, mechanical pencil, gum eraser, pointed pen and black ink or black micron pen (waterproof) .005 and…

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Abstract Landscapes in Fabric taught by Peggy Wright

November 7 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Thursday, November 7th 10am-5pm FEE: $95 Combine ideas of painting and surface design to create colorful abstract landscapes. Apply collage materials to a background to create an abstract landscape and then paint it with fabric pigment paints to integrate the collage into the background. Come ready to play with a new technique and take home one or more abstract landscapes! Material fee $10, payable to the instructor. (Class does not include instruction in free motion or hand stitching.)

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