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CRAFT NAPA
Adventures in Encaustic Collage

Thursday, January 11, 2018
$185 + $25 Materials/Kit Fee
9:00am – 5:00pm (includes 2 hour lunch break)

THIS CLASS IS FULL

Cut-Glue-Wax-Embellish. That’s it, that’s encaustic collage. Come to this fantastic Playshop with me at Pokey Bolton’s CRAFT NAPA and enjoy a lovely day of creative process and go home with a stack of your creative products. No experience is needed just a willingness to experiment and play. I’ll have my stash of art papers, embellishments, wax and tools. To start the day I’ll demonstrate the techniques in making a collage with important gluing tips and then applying the encaustic wax encasement. You’ll then texturize and embellish the surface. Finally you will be set loose to create small wax-encased collages on wood panels, all the while offering guidance. By the end of the day you’ll carry home 3-4 small art pieces to share and enjoy.


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CRAFT NAPA
Gelli Plate printing to Collage

Sunday, January 14, 2018
$185 + $25 Materials/Kit Fee
9:00am – 5:00pm (includes 2 hour lunch break)


Printing on rice papers, tissues papers, book pages, and other substrates, you’ll spend the morning creating a fat stack of monoprints using Gelli plates. You’ll learn fun and easy monoprinting techniques using botanicals, stencils, and texture tools. After lunch you’ll use your stash of little prints to create 1-2 collage compositions on canvas panels combining your prints with other papers that Lisa will bring to share.

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Collage Sundays

Workshops can be taken individually, or as a complete series.
$315 for 3 classes – Lunch and materials included
$125 for individual class – Lunch and materials included
1/21/18, 4/29/18 ,7/15/18
10am - 4pm, five Sundays At The Bishop’s Ranch

I’ll put out my vast array of collage papers and demonstrate some simple techniques of collage composition. You get to spend the day creating in whatever forms you want. I’ll provide 4x6” cards and laminator to create your version of artist trading cards, personal tarot or affirmation and inspiration cards. If you prefer to work larger I’ll have 11x14” canvas panels on hand to work your collage magic a little bigger.

What Students bring:
You don’t need to bring anything with you but if you have a stash of art papers, old letters, old photos, sewing pattern paper, book pages, old art books or interesting magazine images bring them along. Also if you have a journal full of favorite quotes or poems, now is the time to pull those out!


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Mixed Media Monthly

5 workshops over 5 months building the basics and finding your voice
Workshops can be taken individually, or as a complete series.
$525 for 5 art classes – Lunch and materials included $135 for individual class – Lunch and materials included
February-June 2/4/18, 3/4/18, 4/8/18, 5/6/18, 6/3/18 10am - 4pm, five Sundays At The Bishop’s Ranch

Learn mixed media techniques through paint and collage to build your own creative art practice. Each class will be distinct; taking the entire series will help you find your voice, style, and visual language, so you can let your inner artist Shine!

All levels welcome space is limited to 12 people.

Read a detailed class description.


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Gelli Printing to Art Quilt in One Day

3/25/18 10am-4pm
The Bishop’s Ranch Art Center $125 (includes a tasty Ranch lunch)

The morning will be devoted to creating a stack of fabric mono-prints made on small 4x6” soft gel print plates that I provide. I’ll show fun and easy print techniques using botanicals, stencils, and texture tools. You will print on a variety of pre cut fabrics that I’ll have at the ready. After lunch you’ll use your stack of little prints to create a quick fabric collage composition using EZ steam II on felt and finish it with free motion quilting. Don’t worry if you haven’t done much art quilting all you need is a curious, creative mind.

I’ll provide all the fabric and print materials. You will need the following:

  • 1 pack Pellon EZ-Steam II 9x12 (5 sheets per pack)
  • Your sewing machine with a free-motion foot (make sure you know how to set your machine to free-motion stitch before you come to class)
  • Rotary cutter and small cutting matt (if you don’t have a small matt I have some to share)
  • A pair of fabric scissors
  • Black thread

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2 Day Encaustic Collage
at The Bishop's Ranch

5/19-20/2018
1 night/4 meals (Saturday lunch-Sunday lunch)
$205 commuter (Sat. and Sun. lunches only)
$290 double occupancy
$340 single occupancy (very limited)
all art materials and meals included in price

Cut-Glue-Wax-Embellish. That’s it, that’s encaustic collage. Come to this fantastic Playshop with me and enjoy two days of creative process and go home with a stack of your creative products. No experience is needed just a willingness to experiment and play. I’ll have my stash of art papers, embellishments, wax and tools. Saturday morning I’ll demonstrate the techniques in making a collage with important gluing tips and then applying the encaustic wax encasement. You will be set loose with plenty of time to create small wax-encased collages on wood panels, I’ll be there to offer guidance and demo tricks and techniques. By the end of the day you’ll carry home a bundle of art pieces to share and enjoy. The late afternoon and evening you are free to enjoy the beauty of the Ranch and the Art Center will be open for you throughout the evening for you to continue your exploration.


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Don't see the date or the class you can take?  I would love to create a play-shop for you. Private and small group classes can be arranged for you and your friends. I teach iPad drawing/painting, collage, art journalling, print making, personal altars, mandalas, art meditations, collage book making, stitch, stencil and stamp classes. Contact me and we can design a class to suit you.