Upcoming Workshops & Events

To Register for any of these workshops, send payment via Paypal for the full tuition amount and indicate in the "Notes" section which workshop you're attending. Confirmation, address and supply lists will be furnished as soon as your registration is processed or by the next business day. Note: registration fees are non-refundable but in some cases, are transferable. If you have questions, please contact Jana Freeman at wayartyonder@gmail.com

Layers of Story

An Art Journaling Workshop with Susie Zolghadri

July 15, 2017

Join artist, Susie Zolghadri and others for this exciting Saturday workshop! We’ll start by creating the look of a timeworn manuscript. Exhausted by time and the elements, laden with bits and pieces of truths and untruths, the manuscript holds its stories and secrets in safety. You add yet another layer, allowing your truths to be revealed and your story begins to reveal itself in the shadows and lines from the past. Welcome another version of your story or uncover a hidden secret.

Saturday, July 15

10 am - 3 pm

$75 per student

To see more of Susie's work, visit her website.

The Tin Box Book

with Linda Trenholm

August 5 & 6, 2017

Join Mixed Medium Book Artist, Linda Trenholm, this August in San Diego.

In this workshop, you will repurpose, rust and rebuild, a textural tin box that will house a unique, colorful book. Linen pages filled with gathered images and ephemera will spring to life with translucent inks, paint and colored pencils.

Artists will explore the creative process of book building using multiple techniques. Your signatures will be filled with rich layers, patterns, mark making and other embellishments. You’ll learn how to utilize surprise elements that will delight and add whimsy to your book. Lastly, you’ll discover how to add finishing details to create dimension and visual interest to this impactful book in a box.

Join Lindy and other artists for a weekend of art and inspiration at Way Art Yonder Studio in the foothills just 25 minutes east of downtown San Diego.

Sat. Aug. 5 - 9am - 5pm
Sun. Aug. 6 - 9 am - 5 pm
$275 per person
Registration closes June 30, 2017

Who is Linda Trenholm?
Lindy is a mixed medium artist and creative visual consultant. She lives, creates and teaches out of her studio in Las Vegas, NV. She is a Director's Circle Artist for Somerset Studio and a frequent contributor to other Stampington & Co publications. Check out her latest feature in the May/June 2017 issue of Somerset Studio and visit her website.

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To Register:
$100 non-refundable deposit to secure space, with balance paid by June 30, 2017


Tin Box Book Workshop

Tin Box Book Workshop

Unearthing Imaginary Characters

with Karen O'Brien

March 10 & 11, 2018

In this weekend workshop, we will explore what artist, Karen O'Brien, calls her "magical painting" process in our journals. We will use some fun materials to create a mixed media background full of line, shapes, collage and marks.  Karen will show you ways to use this background to "unearth" your characters. We will create unique faces using simple tools, both on and off your journal pages and experiment with mediums to enhance the effects of our simple supplies. Most importantly we will focus on ways to make these characters your own. The result will be a journal spread of whimsical, unique characters.

Sat. March 10, 2018 - 10am - 4pm
Sun. March 11, 2018 - 10am - 3 pm
$180 per person
Registration closes February 10, 2018

Karen O’Brien is a self taught mixed media artist and painter of soulful characters. She started her creative journey as a teddy bear artist and developed a love for experimenting with mixed media materials and techniques. Karen believes in the letting her muse loose, enjoying the process of creating by following her curiosity.
Her art has been featured in several books and publications including, Incite: Dreams Realized, Incite 2: Color Passions, Incite 4, Drawing and Painting Imaginary Animals, Somerset Studio, Art Journaling and Art Doll Quarterly. Her work can also be viewed at Gallery One in Grants Pass, Oregon.

Karen teaches mixed media painting, offering workshops at her studio in Grants Pass, Oregon and at various locations throughout the year. Her teaching approach is "no mistakes, just dive in and see what happens." She believes in playful curiosity, learning to see and trusting in the process. Karen has written a book on her mixed media techniques Imaginary Characters: Mixed Media Painting Techniques for Figures and Faces , published by Northlight.

Visit Karen's website.


To Register:

To register for any of these workshops, send full payment via PayPal.

Please use the notes section in Paypal to state the name of the workshop for which you're registering. Confirmation will be sent by the next business day.

Need more information or to make alternate payment arrangements? Contact wayartyonder@gmail.com for further instructions.