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Gelli printing to Art quilt in One Day
10/1/17 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 from small 4x6” soft “gelli”-like plates. I’ll show fun and easy 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 stash of little prints to create a quick fabric collage composition using EZ steam on felt and finish it with free motion quilting.

What Students bring:
1 pack Pellon EZ-Steam 9x12 (5 sheets per pack)
You10r sewing machine
White thread and bobbin, black thread and bobbin


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Stack Your Deck: 4 Seasons of Collage Card Making
10/29/17 Fall – 1/21/18 Winter –
4/29/18 Spring – 7/15/18 Summer
10am-4pm at The Bishop’s Ranch Art Center
$425 (includes 4 Sunday Workshops with tasty Ranch lunch)
$125 each class individually (includes tasty Ranch lunch)

There are 52 cards in a deck and 52 weeks in a year! Four suits and four seasons! What? That is some cosmic coincidence! Come to this four part series and make your own deck of cards. You’ll make 13 cards a season and end up with one card for each week of the year. You’re the boss so make any deck you want: Weekly affirmation cards, your own personal Tarot cards, a deck of poetry cards, or a weekly quote… what ever you want your cards to be is just right. I’ll provide my vast stash of art papers and each session you will design the colors, patterns and images that speak to the season for you. By the end you will have a deck of 52 laminated collage cards!

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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Winter Creative Playshop
December 2-3, 2017
1 night/4 meals
(Sat lunch-Sun lunch)
$185 commuter (Sat and Sun lunches only)
$270 double occupancy
$305 single occupancy

I’ll lead you through two days of design fun. You will learn surface design techniques, such as stenciling, rubber stamp carving and mono-printing on a variety of papers. Then transform and collage your art papers to create cards, gifts, bookmarks, and paper luminaria to give as gifts for the coming holiday season and to brighten even the dark days of winter. Saturday instruction begins at 10am and runs till 4pm, participants who spend the night can continue to work in the art studio on their own, enjoy the winter beauty of the Ranch or curl up with a book in the evening. Sunday morning the creative collage and construction continues until 12:30 lunch and the session will end by 2pm with a group share of all we have made! All materials supplied.

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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)

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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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 creative techniques and build your own inspired 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 SING!

All levels welcome space is limited to 15 people. Priority will be given to those taking entire 5-part series.

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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.