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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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Surface Design and Collage
at The Bishop's Ranch

April 29, 2018
10am-4pm at The Bishop’s Ranch Art Center
$125 includes all materials and a tasty lunch

The morning will be devoted to surface design techniques on paper. We’ll do stenciling, stamping, spray paint and more and have a wide array of paper to work with in the afternoon. After a delicious Ranch lunch you will create a collage on an 11x14” canvas panel using the papers you’ve made and others from my vast stash of art papers. No experience necessary just a willingness to experiment and play.

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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Encaustic Collage Weekend
at The Bishop's Ranch

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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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 to find out how.