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Printpalooza

Printing Palooza

7/28/19 10am-3pm
The Bishop’s Ranch Art Center
5297 Westside Road, Healdsburg CA
$95 (all materials provide) bring your own a sack lunch

Printing without a press using a soft gel printing plate. You will spend a creative play day experimenting with and vast array of print techniques. Make print marks with everyday objects like bubble wrap and veggie bags. Fashion mark making tools from found objects like toilet paper rolls and rubber spatulas. Learn how to use masks and make stencils. By the end of the day you will have a large stack of prints to take home to use in your mixed media or fabric arts works. I will provide all the tools, paints, papers, fabric and of course the gel printing pad so you don’t need to bring a thing except a verve for creative play and experimentation. To register email me at artist@lisathorpe.com.

Encaustic Collage Day

9/22/19 10am-4pm
The Bishop’s Ranch Art Center
5297 Westside Road, Healdsburg CA
$130 (includes all materials and a delicious Ranch lunch)

This workshop is great as an introduction to Encaustic Collage, or for experienced mixed media artist, to expand your skills. I’ll demonstrate the techniques in making a collage with important gluing tips and application of the encaustic wax encasement. Your piece can be embellished by making marks in the wax and adding color and finishing with Dresden and leafing foil. You will have plenty of time to create several small wax-encased collages on wood panels, I’ll be there to offer guidance and demo tricks and techniques. By the end of the weekend you’ll carry home a bundle of art pieces to share and enjoy.

To register email me at artist@lisathorpe.com.

Marbling on Fabric

10/9/19 1:30pm-4:30pm
The Bishop’s Ranch Art Center
5297 Westside Road, Healdsburg CA
$55 (includes all materials)

Spend the afternoon discovering the wonders of marbling on fabric! I will demonstrate how to make the thickened water base, how to mix the acrylic paints so they are light enough to float on the thickened water and how to manipulate the paints in different ways to make a variety of marbled patterns. You will experiment with small pieces (6x10”) fabric, and by the end of the afternoon you will have 8-12 marbled pieces to take home and play with.

To register email me at artist@lisathorpe.com.

Spirit Guides and Guardian Angels

11/2-3/19 begins 10am Saturday ends 2pm Sunday
1 night/4 meals (Saturday lunch-Sunday lunch)
The Bishop’s Ranch Art Center
5297 Westside Road, Healdsburg CA
$250 commuter (Saturday and Sunday lunches only)
$325 double occupancy
$400 single occupancy

We all need a little extra help sometimes, someone in our corner to boost our confidence, our spirit or even our defiance! So why not make your own custom icon, your own imaginary saint or spirit guide? Perhaps you need your very own Patron Saint of Serenity, or how about the Guardian Angel for the Earth, or maybe you need a Spirit Guide to Adventure? Whatever kind of guide you need you can express yourself through this two-day mixed media workshop. Your Saint can be serious or silly, meditative or magical it’s up to you!

I will provide a mix female faces, both animal and human to choose from as well as hand and basic body patterns so you don’t need to worry about your drawing skills at all. Lisa will demonstrate how to design your Guardian Angel using the printed images and decorative papers she provides. This collage technique is at once flexible, forgiving and fun. This workshop is great for beginners who want to explore mixed media art more and practiced artist who want to express themselves in a new way. Everyone will go home with a custom “icon” created on an 11x14 canvas panel. All materials are provided but, you mixed media artist out there with a big stash of art papers should bring them along this might just be the workshop you bought them for!

To register click here.

Encaustic Weekend

CRAFT NAPA – Gelli Plate Printing to Collage

1/18/20
9:00am – 5:00pm (includes 2-hour lunch break)
$180 + $25 Materials/Kit Fee

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.

CRAFT NAPA registration & info

Encaustic Weekend

CRAFT NAPA – Adventures in Encaustic Collage

1/19/20
9:00am – 5:00pm (includes 2-hour lunch break)
$180 + $25 Materials/Kit Fee

Cut-Glue-Wax-Embellish. That’s it, that’s encaustic collage. Come to this fantastic Playshop with Lisa Thorpe, 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. Lisa will bring her stash of art papers, embellishments, wax and tools. To start the day she will 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 Lisa offers guidance. By the end of the day you’ll carry home 3-4 small art pieces to share and enjoy.

CRAFT NAPA registration & info

Want to build your own creative playshop with friends? Contact me to find out more. Private lessons more your style? No worries, I do that too! email me at artist@lisathorpe.com to find out how.