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Adventures in Encaustic Collage

1/12/19 9:00am – 5:00pm (includes 2-hour lunch break)
CRAFT NAPA 2019
at The Embassy Suites/Napa

Cut-Glue-Wax-Embellish. That’s it, that’s encaustic collage. Come to this fantastic Playshop with me 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.

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, stamps, amazing glitter or other interesting ephemera…. feel free to bring it along.

To register visit the Crafting a Life site.

Gelli Plate Printing & Collage

1/13/19 9:00am – 5:00pm (includes 2-hour lunch break)
CRAFT NAPA 2019
at The Embassy Suites/Napa

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.

To register visit the Crafting a Life site.

Printing Palooza: an afternoon of Gelli print exploration

2/12/19 1:30- 4:30 pm
The Bishop’s Ranch Art Center
5297 Westside Road, Healdsburg CA
$45 all material included

Spend the afternoon discovering the joys of Gelli printing on either fabric or paper or both! You’ll learn fun and easy monoprinting techniques using botanicals, stencils, and texture tools and go away with a stack of prints to use in your quilting or mixed media art. This is an incredibly fun art form which I can truly guarantee both success and surprise! No experience necessary, and all the materials are supplied so just come and explore!

To register email me at artist@lisathorpe.com.

Gelli Printing to Art Quilt in One Day

3/24/19 10am-4pm
The Bishop’s Ranch Art Center
5297 Westside Road, Healdsburg CA
$125 (includes a tasty Ranch lunch and all materials)

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)Pellon® EZ-Steam® II is a double-sided, pressure sensitive fusible with a paper backing
  • 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 - other colors too if you want to have options - I often use black

To register email me at artist@lisathorpe.com.

Encaustic Collage 2-Day Retreat

5/4-5/19 begins 10am Saturday ends 2pm Sunday
The Bishop’s Ranch Art Center
5297 Westside Road, Healdsburg CA

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 weekend you’ll carry home a bundle of art pieces to share and enjoy.

Instruction ends on Saturday at 4pm so 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. Sunday there is more time to apply what you’ve learned and I’ll share some finishing tips to add shine and bling!

To register visit the programs page at bishopsranch.org.


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.