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Book Club, Jewelry, Art Journaling, Watercolor & Friday “Coffee & Color”

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This is our final set of series classes before we shut down in June & July for studio updates.

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Monday 10am-12pm
Tuesday 6pm-8pm
Thursday 1pm-3pm

These are your time options for our upcoming “No Excuses Art Journaling” series.  7 weeks of prompts and exercise in collage, hand lettering, sketching and painting.

You may attend individual sessions as your schedule allows or sign up for the whole series at a discount by clicking the links above.

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If jewelry is more your thing, there is an 8 week series starting the first week of April.

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Tuesday 1pm-3pm
Wednesday 6:30pm-8:30pm

Each of these classes are stand alone and can be taken individually, however, if you bundle them together you get a 10% discount on the enrollment fee.  There are no additional supply/materials fees and you can come to class empty handed each week.

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There is also a 7 week Art Journaling series starting April 13th.

Thursdays 6:30pm-8:30pm

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We have 2 more options that bundle 4 classes together at a discount.

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  1.  4-week watercolor series
    Wednesday 1pm-3pm

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2.  Coffee & Color with Jane Taheri
Stretch & refresh with us! Create an inspirational project that is fun and different. Take a break from your every day routine and enjoy creative companionship. Each session will be unique as you explore techniques such as:
Chinese Brush Painting
Collaging
Simple Sketching
Painting and much more
All while drawing inspiration from contemporary artists and the “great masters”.

All supplies are included in your fee. You will work with different mediums and materials and leave with something completed in each session. Sign up for 4 sessions and get $5 off each one! Bring 5 friends and your class fee is waived!

Four Fridays 10am-12pm

Junelle Jacobsen

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Junelle Jacobsen

IMG_0058I’m am smitten with Junelle’s art.  It has such a sweet illustrative quality to it that I admire so greatly.  If you’ve been itching to stretch your creative muscles these workshops are for YOU!  Sunday’s class features bitty works of art on these precious blocks suitable for tucking into spots all around your home.  Junelle even has recipes attached to the backs of some, making them perfect for a sunny windowsill in the kitchen.

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unnamedJunelle Jacobsen is a prolific sketcher and avid photojournalist, inspired by her faith and everyday adventures.  A passionate advocate for living life with “playful curiosity”, Junelle follows the divine path wherever it takes her.  She can be found working at local farms, hiking and biking, sketching and writing, and teaching her love of art and God’s goodness around the world.  She chooses to live life with a “yes” on her lips, a soft heart for anyone she meets, and wild adventure scribbled at the top of her list.


Junelle currently lives in a small town in Utah with her husband and is the mother of five brilliant children and shepherdess to sooo many lambs.

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Her Sunday workshop features those sweet blocks and you can sign up here.

3/19/2017
Rooted & Grounded in Love – Junelle Jacobsen
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

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Monday she is offering a workshop called “My Favorite Things” which dives in to sketching and painting YOUR favorite things.

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Even if (especially if!) you don’t feel like you can draw or that you are “not artistic” this workshop is great for you.  There will be plenty of individualized instruction in a small group setting that will be nurturing to your creative side.

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You can sign up for Monday’s class here:

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My Favorite Things- Junelle Jacobsen
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

We try to make it extremely easy for you to walk in empty handed by providing access to the studio tools and supplies.  There is a small (optional) kit fee for those who need us to take care of the supply list for them so they don’t have to worry about a single thing.

You will be refreshed and encouraged after spending time with sweet Junelle.  She doesn’t make it to California very often since she spends a great portion of her year raising precious lambs in Utah.   You will want to make arrangements to come if at all possible.

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February Guest Teachers – Annie O’Brien Gonzales & Mindy Lacefield

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February Guest Teachers – Annie O’Brien Gonzales & Mindy Lacefield

I’m listing the classes in reverse order with the most recent first.  I (sadly) neglected to get a final photo of all the student’s work but here are the shots I did get of what walked out of Annie’s workshop on Sunday.  We had a full house of 16 students.  We are already working on booking her for a followup workshop in the near future so if you missed this one, keep your eyes open and jump on the next opportunity.

If you want to learn and experience Annie’s “Bold Expressive Painting” style we still have a couple of sessions left in the currently running book club.  Check out the calendar below.
Monday – Feb 27 – Still Life Collage Study (10am)
Tuesday – March 1 – Mixed Media Floral Still Life Painting (6pm)
Thursday – March 3 – Mixed Media Floral Still Life Painting (1pm)
Monday – March 6 – Mixed Media Floral Still Life Painting (10am)
Tuesday – March 7 – Landscape Collage Painting (6pm)
Thursday – March 9 – Landscape Collage Painting (1pm)
Monday – March 13 – Landscape Collage Painting (10am)

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and the sweet girl Mindy Lacefield was here February 5 & 6

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And day 2 was all about painting our dreams…it was truly a dreamy class

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January/February 2017 Guest Artists

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We just finished a re-cap of the 15 guest artists in 2016 and now it is time to turn our attention to those coming up.

First off is Riki Schumacher

Her lovely crocheted sterling wire bracelet is simply stunning.  You have GOT to see it in person to fully appreciate the detail.

1/22/2017
Riki Schumacher – Romantic Crocheted Metal Cuff
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM



Next up we have Nat Kalbach coming for 2 days

1/24/2017
Walk with Me -An Altered Book Class with Nat Kalbach
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

1/24/2017
Play – Transform – Mixed Media Collage Class with Nat Kalbach
5:30 PM – 9:00 PM

1/25/2017
Artvergnugen – Art Journaling Class with Nat Kalbach
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM



And in February, Mindy Lacefield.

“My name is Mindy Lacefield and I have been creating art full-time since 2008. I adore dolls from the 70’s and 80’s (especially strawberry shortcake!) and I continue to be inspired by drawings and collections from my childhood of the 80’s.  I strive to capture that young-at-heart 8 year old that was fearless and passionate about life and am so happy I can live my dream of painting for a living.”

We have her sweet samples in the studio if you want to come by and check them out in person.

 

2/05/2017
Portraits with Mindy Lacefield
11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

“Join me as I take you through the process of painting a portrait. The portrait can be something created from your imagination or from a photo for inspiration. We will layer and create lots of texture using mediums and paper. I’ll show you how to use color in the face to create depth and dimension. We will slowly build up color creating luminous layers working back and forth until she ready to shine!”

2/06/2017
Paint Your Dreams with Mindy Lacefield
12:00 PM – 6:00 PM

“The other night I had this dream that I painted a unicorn and then got on him and flew away. I felt like a super-hero because of the magical, creative energy within myself. I hope to foster that same divine, magical energy in each of you. We have this powerful freedom to create and fly to mystical places. We can paint our dreams into reality. I hope you’ll take this journey with me creating from a place of child-like wonder. We will give ourselves permission to play and not worry what the adults think. We will tap into our 8 year old selves because in reality we have never changed.

We will play and get our hands messy in paint. My instruction is very intuitive with short break-out demos so that you can have plenty of time to play. I’ll show you specifics like how I paint faces and a couple different ways that you can pose your girl whether she be sitting on a cupcake or riding a unicorn. Let’s paint our own magic!”



And finally in February, Annie O’Brien Gonzales, author of our current book club selection “Bold Expressive Painting

You also might recognize her work from the cover of “Cloth, Paper, Scissors” recently.

Annie studied painting and art history at Oregon State University. She previously had an academic career in the health sciences teaching, doing research, writing and developing educattional curriculum. Proficient in oil, acrylic, and mixed media, she is a colorist who creates expressive images inspired by nature. She teaches painting workshops at Ghost Ranch, the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum and other US and International venues. Her paintings have appeared in numerous shows and art magazines and are collected in private and museum collections. Her first book titled ”Bold Expressive Painting: Painting Techniques for Still Lifes, Florals and Landscapes in Mixed Media” was published by North Light Books in 2016 and her second book will be released in Fall, 2017.

2/19/2017
Annie O’Brien Gonzalez-Expressive Mixed Media Florals
11:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Let go of realism and embrace your personal, expressive style while painting beautiful florals in acrylic/mixed media. Paint with vibrant color and innovative compositions. Artists at any level (even beginners!) will learn innovative techniques in a relaxed setting. Techniques taught include: unique underpaintings, creative color, making the most of value, and incorporating mixed media.

In this workshop you will learn about personalizing your still life paintings through expressive choices. I will bring a variety of mixed media materials and tools for you to try out in your paintings.

New stuff starting… Don’t miss out.

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This week has been a big push for us to get the samples completed for the new (NEW!)  jewelry series starting.  I planned to start it next week but with the delay in samples being done I pushed it one week.

Here is the official graphic (after some last minute changes)

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As you can see,  there are many techniques covered in the series.  All classes will be offered as “stand alone ” classes too.

We will work with wire,  enamel powders, solder (wire and paste),  etching solution,  sterling,  copper and brass,  beads,  chain,  rivets,  eyelets and leather… Oh my it is going to be glorious!
Click here to sign up for Tuesday mornings (10am-1230pm)  or here for Wednesday nights (6pm-830pm)

Recap 2016 – Day 15

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Today marks the final day of guest teacher recaps as well as the final day of 2016.

We finished the year with the lovely Kristen Robinson.

Coincidentally we have also covered Kristen’s book for book club.

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It is always a pleasure to have her at A Work of Heart.


Thank you for following along for the month of December starting with our “Final 16” countdown with lots of great deals in our ETSY shop… and finishing up with this “Recap 2016”

I look forward to our guest instructors coming in 2017.

Nat Kalbach

Jan 24 – Walk with Me
Jan 24 – Play/Transform
Jan 25 – Artvergnugen

Riki Schumacher
Jan 22

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Mindy Lacefield

Feb 5 – Portraits

Feb 6 – Paint your Dreams

Annie O’Brien-Gonzalez

Expressive Mixed Media Florals
Feb 19

Juicy Soul Retreat
Feb 26

***Mar***

Junelle Jacobson

Mar 19 Rooted & Grounded in Love

Mar 20 Favorite Things

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Danielle Donaldson
TBD Apr 9

***May***

Mystele
TBD May7

***June***

Juicy Soul Retreat
June 11

***Oct***

Juicy Soul Retreat
Oct 15

***Nov***

Dina Wakley
TBD Nov

Carrie Schmitt
TBD Nov


Who else should we work on getting for 2017?

Recap 2016 – Day 14

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Recap 2016 – Day 14

Artist Carrie Schmitt was our next to the last guest instructor of the year.

Carrie is author of Painted Blossoms (another of our book club selections from 2016)

Carrie’s website is full of inspiration.

Here is a screen shot of her instagram feed…you will want to follow her!

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Below are some process photos I took of my pieces created in her workshop.  Unfortunately I was too caught up in what I was creating to take photos of the rest of the student’s artwork.  It was an unusual treat to be able to participate in this way.  I loved every moment of it!

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Here are Carrie’s Demo pieces from class

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Carrie was a delight to have in the studio.  We look forward to having her back next November.  Keep your eyes open, she’ll be back!

Here are my 2 pieces made in class…still in progress

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Book Club is a major part of our curriculum in the studio.

Our new selections are starting in 2 short weeks.

Book Club:

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Monday Morning, Tuesday Night and Thursday Afternoon will be covering Annie O’Brien Gonzales’s book “Bold Expressive Painting”

Annie is also one of our guest instructors for 2017.  Check out the workshop she it leading on Sunday, February 19th here.


Next up…

 

Wednesday afternoon is covering Danielle Donadson’s “Creative Girl”

Danielle is visiting again in 2017 as well.  Click here to find out more about her class on Sunday, April 9.


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Thursday Evening is covering Gina Rossi Armfield’s “No Excuses Watercolor Animals”


We also have two other “series” classes offered.

Jewelry:  We have an 8 week jewelry series kicking off either Tuesday mornings or Wednesday evenings

Art Journaling:  We have a new 7 week Art Journaling series starting Tuesday afternoons at 3:30

 

Recap 2016 – Day 12

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Julie Balzer came from Boston to teach class October 10/11.
If you are unfamiliar with Julie’s work you can find out what she does by visiting her website here.
It’s enough to make your head spin.  She is seriously my role model for being a business savy artist and entrepreneur.  I admire her greatly.
Julie is kind enough to offer you all a special deal on one of her awesome online courses.  She is encouraging people to join #CarveDecember and so
her online course: Stamp Carving 101 is 10% off for our readers.

Discount Code: ANDREA2016
Isn’t that exciting?!
Here are a few shots from class when Julie was here
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If you are interested in exploring art journaling techniques in the new year to get a deeper understanding and practical application of mediums and art principles you might want to join in our new 7 week Art Journaling Series starting January 10.

1/10/2017 – 2/21/2017
Art Journaling – 7 Week Series
3:30 PM – 5:30 PM

In this series you will explore aspects of visual journaling.

VISUAL JOURNALING “Visual journaling is a creative way to express and record life’s experiences, feelings, emotional reactions, or our inner world – visually and verbally. Essentially, visual journaling can become a potential key to the artmaking process.
Exploring our own thought process through visual journaling is essential in a world that is in a state of continuous change. Just as there are many ways to express oneself artistically, there are many ways to create visual journals. By committing to the visual journaling process, one can learn how to access his/her inner language of imagery and express it both visually and verbally, while exploring the connection between image and word. Through visual journaling one can also become capable of articulating connections between their own personal art-making experiences and the works of master and contemporary artists.” – Michael Bell

This series is broken up into 7 lessons:
1. Color Confidence – Selecting and mixing colors
2. Motif – Handmade stencils, masks & stamps
3. Mediums – exploring paints, gels, gessos & pastes
4. Image & Line – transferring methods
5. Lettering – Hand drawn letters/words
6. Composition – exploring balance, white space, symmetry, repetition
7. Details – Finishing touches to elevate your artwork

Bring a journal (8×10 or 9×12 watercolor journal is preferred) and we will provide all the supplies you need.

Recap 2016 – Day 11

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Gina Rossi Armfield taught in the studio Sunday, October 9th

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You will most certainly want to check out her website.

We had so much fun in class…so much so that I didn’t actually get any photos except this one of the two of us and Greyson the kitten.

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Oh, and this one…

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Lexi took the class and posted this awesome photo


Here are Gina’s 3 books you should check out.

Gina has an online course offered right now called

No Excuses Year of Transformation – 2017
Here is the link

We have covered No Excuses Watercolor in Book Club in the past and will be starting No Excuses Watercolor Animals on Thursday evenings starting January 12 with Lexi.

1/12/2017 – 3/09/2017
Book Club: No Excuses Watercolor Animals(8wks)
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM


A special deal we have for you today is the Daniel Smith Watercolor Sampler packs are back in stock for $50 each.

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Click here to order on ETSY use code 2016recap11 to get $10 off the listing.

Local customers click here to purchase