Event Calendar

Upcoming Workshops

To register for any of the following workshops, please read the workshop description and use the link provided for each workshop.

Before registering, read the FAQ section on the website for full explanation of the payment options and for the Studio's refund and transfer policies.

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If you have questions about registration or any of these classes, please contact us via email.

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2019 Workshops


 

Surface Design on Metal & Paper

For bookmaking and beyond!

with Leighanna Light

April 6-7, 2019

Ahh, 2 days to explore surface design & bookmaking!

Get ready to play, laugh, learn and have a blast in this informative, messy workshop. You will learn how to alter paper and metal as well as how to make a sweet chunky book using only watercolor paper, canvas, metal & embellishments.

On day one, you will learn how to create gorgeous surfaces that will be used as the pages for your book. We will experiment with stencils, stamps & inexpensive household found objects to create yummy textures. Leighanna will introduce you to resists, glazes, gesso & ink to create depth, co

ntrast & stunning color combinations. You will learn how to make magic out of imperfections, and how to make room for more happy accidents.

You will also learn Leighanna's my absolute favorite techniques for creating interesting surfaces on metal, including metal transfers & leaf printing, which will later be used as the covers for your book. These are tried & true techniques that she uses on most of her art work, whether it be assemblage, book design or figurative sculpture.

We will tie it all together to create a beautiful 5x7 inch book. Leighanna will teach you how to bind this book, as well as how to work with metal... distressing, punching, altering, and cold connecting.

You will leave with a beautiful book to fill with your cherished memories, photographs & writings, along with all information that you need to create more.

Kit fee is included in the price of the workshop and it includes a canvas book shell, sandpaper, fibers, waxed linen thread, needle, metal tools, finishing coat, glazes & several mark-making tools, as well as use of instructors hand carved stamps, stencils & consumables. Oh, and whatever else she decides to throw in at the last minute!

-- DETAILS --

Class Hours:
Saturday, April 6 - 9:30am-4:30pm
Sunday, April 7 - 9:30am-4:30pm

Registration:  Regular pricing is $375 per person

***Please review the FAQ tab for full disclosure on refunds, transfers and payment plans, before you register. Registration fees are not refundable. No exceptions!

***Please use the "send money to a friend" option to avoid surcharges and fees. Include the name of the workshop in the NOTES section on PayPal. Use this email address to "send to" via PayPal -- wayartyonder@gmail.com

Use this link to send full payment of $375 per person. Indicate the name of the workshop in the PayPal "Notes" section.

 Confirmation, address, supply lists will be furnished upon registration.


 

A Medieval Book of Trees

(SOLD OUT - Waitlist Only!)

A Historically Inspired Soldered Book Class

with Leslie Marsh & Richard Salley

April 12-14, 2019

$675 per person (includes kit materials)
 
Surely it took both a jeweler and a bookbinder to create the lavish gem-laden treasure bindings of the Middle Ages. History is going to repeat itself in April when Richard Salley and Leslie Marsh team up to bring you “The Medieval Book of Trees” - a book workshop inspired by those luxurious works of art previously owned by only royalty or God.
 
Participants will craft etched hinges and a spring clasp, design and create a setting for a focal-point stone, shape a soldered set of book covers, print pages using collected leaves, and bind the fruits of their efforts together into what is sure to become their own treasured tome.
 
A kit of materials to complete the books will be provided to each participant. A small tool supply list will be provided upon registration.
 
Sawing and soldering experience required.

 

-- DETAILS --

Class Hours:
Friday, Saturday & Sunday: 9:30am - 4:30pm
 
Registration: $675 per person. Closed. Sold Out. Waitlist only. Send email to be added to waitlist.
 
***Please review the FAQ tab on www.wayartyonder.com site for full disclosure on refunds, transfers and payment plans, before you register. Registration fees are not refundable. No exceptions!
 
 
Confirmation, address, supply lists will be furnished upon registration.

Inclusions: An Artful Board Book

-- SOLD OUT! Waitlist Only --

with Lindy Trenholm

May 4-5, 2019

 

The dictionary defines "inclusion" as a state of including or being included; to take in or comprise part of a whole. Inclusions in a diamond appear as nicks, chips, cracks, cavities, abrasions, scratches and drill holes.

A "book" is defined loosely, as a series of printed or plain sheets of paper, fastened together at one edge and enclosed in a cover.

The combination of the two - inclusion and book - bundles together the love of books and the overwhelming instinct of the creative soul in gathering and collecting random objects, purely because the texture, shape or color sparks artistic inspiration.

Join celebrated artist, Lindy Trenholm, on a textural adventure and create an artful board book filled with your inspiration!

We will distress board books, transforming them to tell an artful story with your collected ephemeral inclusions. Pages will be resurfaced; building multiple layers of texture with paper, fabric, paint, ink and mark making tools. Scarring, scratching, drilling, burning and sewing will add additional points of interest giving visual voice to our gathered treasures and culminating in intimate, artful expressions on the pages of our books.

-- DETAILS --

Class Hours:
Saturday, May 4 - 9:00am-4:00pm
Sunday, May 5 - 9:00am-4:00pm

Registration:  Registration is Closed. Waitlist inquiries only at this time. Send email to wayartyonder@gmail.com for information.

***Please review the FAQ tab for full disclosure on refunds, transfers and payment plans, before you register. Registration fees are not refundable. No exceptions!

Confirmation, address, supply lists will be furnished upon registration.


 

Nurturing Curiosity

with Mystele

June 22-23, 2019 - SOLD OUT! Waitlist only!

Mystele Kirkeeng's creative practice is fueled by nurturing curiosity and a sense of wonder as well as the belief that her one-of-a-kind space in the world matters for the world.

"This continually excites me and frees me up to create with confidence and joy as a perpetual learner. When we learn how to follow our personal curiosities from our vantage point in the world, we become wonderers and explorers who, over time, carve out our own way to deeper, more authentic, emotive work. I'm so excited to explore this process driven creative approach with you and help you discover ways to unleash your creative voice." - Mystele

Join us for a delightful and curious exploration weekend spent creating mixed media from a deeper and more personal space. Artists will create on the substrate of their choice and table top easels are available (up to 24").

-- DETAILS --

Class Hours:
Saturday, June 22 - 10:00am-5:00pm
Sunday, June 23 - 10:00am-5:00pm

Registration:  Regular pricing is $375 per person - CLASS IS SOLD OUT! If you'd like to add your name to the waitlist, send email to wayartyonder@gmail.com

***Please review the FAQ tab for full disclosure on refunds, transfers and payment plans, before you register. Registration fees are not refundable.

Supply list, confirmation and address will be furnished upon registration.


 

Mixed Media Florals

with Susie Zolghadri

June 29, 2019

 

Flowers are such natural and colorful models. Their beauty has always been a source of inspiration for artists. In this fast-paced, one day workshop, we'll capture the beautiful expression of a floral still life on canvas utilizing texture, painted papers, collage, mark making, painting and more!

ARTIST BIO:

Born and raised in the green mountains of Vermont, Susie's family is filled with artists, musicians, weavers, ceramicists, painters and photographers and they have all had their influence on her. She is drawn to nature in all its forms and find it frequently emerging as a theme in her work. "I am an artist." says Susie and we agree!

"Every time I approach the canvas or journal page, I am ready to gain an understanding of my emotional and intellectual connection with life. There is always a reflection from within, along with the gift of clarity and purpose. I paint intuitively, letting layers of paint, fabric, collage and paper interact and unfold into a story. When I discover the story within the painting, its meaning comes into focus. When the meaning has been revealed, my painting is complete."

-- DETAILS --

Class Hours:
Saturday, June 29, 2019  - 10:00am-4:00pm

Registration:  $125 per person and will close when workshop reaches the maximum number of students.

***Please review the FAQ tab for full disclosure on refunds, transfers and payment plans, before you register. Registration fees are not refundable. No exceptions!

Use this link to send full payment of $125 per person. Indicate the name of the workshop in the PayPal "Notes" section.

Supply List, Address and Confirmation will be furnished upon registration.

 


 

Paint Pattern Play - A Play Date with Suanne Summers

Saturday, July 20, 2019

10am-3pm

$85 per person (includes kit fee)
 
 
Join Suanne (Lulubelle) Summers for a play date with pattern and freely explore with new colors and new ways of applying paint. Together, we will create luscious pages to fill our sample book of patterns.
 
After building layers of colors, patterns and textures, we will attach them to thrift store books provided by Suanne. Finishing touches will be discussed and included.
 
With a new arsenal of techniques and samples, each student will leave with a better understanding of color, contrast and blending. There are no mistakes, just opportunities to try new combinations of color and pattern. Let’s explore, create and fascinate together.
 
Artist's Bio:
"I’ve been passionate about art my entire life. I am always creating. Whether I’m happy or sad, busy with life or free to do nothing. I consider myself a “knowledge junkie” I will never stop learning. That includes making art. As a student of various workshops I’ve been exposed to many methods and styles. In addition, I have a degree in advertising from the Advertising Arts College, formerly in San Diego as well as a certificate in jewelry design from GIA. I made, taught and sold jewelry, wearables and accessories, books and mixed media paintings." Suanne "Lulubelle" Summers

***Please review the FAQ tab for full disclosure on refunds, transfers and payment plans, before you register. Registration fees are not refundable. No exceptions!

Use this link to send full payment of $85 per person. Indicate the name of the workshop in the PayPal "Notes" section. 

Confirmation, address, supply lists will be furnished upon registration.

 


 

Soul Narratives - Painting Stories from the Heart

with Karen O'Brien

August 3-4, 2019

Experience the joy of painting from your heart - no pressure, no drawing, no planning, just pure color and self expression. This workshop is about freeing you up to tell your story and silencing that voice that says “I can’t paint.”

Karen will lead us through a series of fun exercises to help get into the intuitive "zone" and you'll play with marks, shapes and symbols that will give you clues to what stories want to emerge.

We will experiment with creative approaches to paints, tools and starting a painting without worrying about drawing skills. Our class project will be a painting, on a 20"x20" canvas, using movement, getting some distance from the surface and letting go of control.

This workshop is for anyone wanting to learn new ways to loosen up, jump start creativity and paint expressively. No experience required!

-- DETAILS --

Class Hours:
Saturday, August 3 - 10:00am-4:30pm
Sunday, August 4 - 10:00am-4:00pm

Registration:  Regular pricing is $250 per person and will close July 1, 2019 or when workshop reach maximum number of students.

***Please review the FAQ tab for full disclosure on refunds, transfers and payment plans, before you register. Registration fees are not refundable. No exceptions!

Use this link to send full payment of $250 per person. Indicate the name of the workshop in the PayPal "Notes" section. 

Confirmation, address, supply lists will be furnished upon registration.

 


 

CIRQUS

with Lindy Trenholm

August 17-18, 2019

Enter the colorful canvas façade of the French Circus, where playful chaos awakens your creative soul. Floating silhouettes suspended from invisible strings, descend to join the fantastical hooped skirted madams who are playfully dancing with whimsical, towering creatures on stilts. It’s a feast of bold bright color, rich in pattern and soothed by music. It’s like dreaming with your eyes open!

Join celebrated artist, Lindy Trenholm, as she takes you into her world of playful, vibrant characters who will dance, tumble and bring life to the pages of a board book you create in this workshop. Lindy will take you on a journey of book building, storytelling and show you how to morph images into Cirque-like characters, over emphasizing their features and unleashing your wildest imaginings.

Run away and join the CIRQUS at San Diego’s Way Art Yonder Studio and prepare yourself for a fanciful feast of delight!

-- DETAILS --

Class Hours:
Saturday, August 17 - 9:00am-5:00pm
Sunday, August 18 - 9:00am-5:00pm

Registration:  $350 per person

***Please review the FAQ tab for full disclosure on refunds, transfers and payment plans, before you register. Registration fees are not refundable. No exceptions!

***Registration begins January 11, 2019 and will be discontinued without notice, as soon as all seats are taken.

Use this link to send full payment of $350 per person. Indicate the name of the workshop in the "Notes" section.

Confirmation, address, supply lists will be furnished upon registration.

 


Zhen Xian Bao

A Chinese Thread Kit with Eco-dyed Paper

with Leslie Marsh and Kim Beller

September 21-22, 2019

Join us as we put a new twist on the Chinese thread book Zhen Xian Bao (jen shee-ahn bah-oh) using eco-dyed and Indigo dyed papers, and then embellish our books with hand made stamps, stitching, and drawings.

Traditionally, these booklets were used for embroidery threads and sewing notions by women in remote villages in China. Sometimes referred to as ‘needle thread pocket’, they make a very unique carrier for thread and needles, but can be used in many other ways
as well: photos, collage materials, ephemera, love notes, etc.

We will have an entire day to dye the papers and fabric for the covers using eco-dye and Indigo, then put it all together and embellish as desired on the second day.

-- DETAILS --

Class Hours:
Saturday, September 21 - 9:00am-5:00pm
Sunday, September 22 - 9:00am-5:00pm

Registration:   $425 per person and will close July 1, 2019 or when workshop reach maximum number of students.

***Please review the FAQ tab for full disclosure on refunds, transfers and payment plans, before you register. Registration fees are not refundable. No exceptions!

Use this link to send full payment of $425 per person. Indicate the name of the workshop in the PayPal "Notes" section. 

Confirmation, address, supply lists will be furnished upon registration.

 


 

Poetic Inspiration

An Art Journaling Workshop

with Susie Zolghadri

September 28, 2019

Inspired by poetry, our imaginations take us to new worlds. We define for ourselves the implication and intention of each line. We take comfort in the gentle stirrings of a lyrical poem, seek refuge in the safety of a narrative, let our dreams take flight in a dramatic passage. Using lines from poems as guideposts, discover creative expressions in your art journal.

Art journaling is a powerful way to re-connect with your soul, set your creative spirit free and express yourself. Playfully creating with paint, writing, collage, mark-making and more, you’ll learn to build trust in your creative process.

ARTIST BIO:

Born and raised in the green mountains of Vermont, Susie's family is filled with artists, musicians, weavers, ceramicists, painters and photographers and they have all had their influence on her. She is drawn to nature in all its forms and find it frequently emerging as a theme in her work. "I am an artist." says Susie and we agree!

"Every time I approach the canvas or journal page, I am ready to gain an understanding of my emotional and intellectual connection with life. There is always a reflection from within, along with the gift of clarity and purpose. I paint intuitively, letting layers of paint, fabric, collage and paper interact and unfold into a story. When I discover the story within the painting, its meaning comes into focus. When the meaning has been revealed, my painting is complete."

-- DETAILS --

Class Hours:
Saturday, September 28 - 10:00am-3:00pm

Registration:  $95 per person and will close when workshop reaches the maximum number of students.

***Please review the FAQ tab for full disclosure on refunds, transfers and payment plans, before you register. Registration fees are not refundable. No exceptions!

Use this link to send full payment of $95 per person. Indicate the name of the workshop in the PayPal "Notes" section. 

Confirmation, address, supply lists will be furnished upon registration.

 


 

 

Pink October, Lakehouse Magic

with Elizabeth Bunsen

October 18-20, 2019

***SOLD OUT - WAIT LIST ONLY***

Pink October, Lakehouse Magic explores and celebrates the multi-sensory possibilities of being in the pink…  observing and savoring life with rose colored glasses.

Working with the alchemy of natural dyeing techniques we will create rich and earthy canyon colors: creams, tea stained tans, warm eucalyptus salmons, baby cheek peaches, cochineal berry hues, passion tea purples, high noon sky-blues and  indigo midnight.

Our resulting sunset palette of paper and fabric will be stitched, bound, built and collaged.

We will give voice to our sweet songs of soul story: caring, compassion, love, self-care, community and place…

yes - the promise of a rose garden.

#dreamingpinkoctober #pinksubversion

-- DETAILS --

Class Hours:
Friday, October 18 - 10:00am-5:00pm
Saturday, October 19 - 10:00am-5:00pm
Sunday, October 20 - 10:00am-5:00pm

Registration:   This workshop is now SOLD OUT and the wait list has opened. Regular pricing is $425 per person and will close when workshop reach maximum number of students. To be added to the wait list, please send an email to wayartyonder@gmail.com.

***Please review the FAQ tab for full disclosure on refunds, transfers and payment plans, before you register. Registration fees are not refundable. No exceptions!

Confirmation, address, supply lists will be furnished upon registration. 


 

The Wanderers Book of Colors

with Roxanne Evans Stout

November 1-3, 2019

Join Roxanne in her very popular workshop, The Wanderer’s Book of Colors! This book is reminiscent of medieval times, with an edge! In this three day workshop, we will not only create our book, but a beautiful hand stitched bag to protect it.  We will even make an Autumn Talisman out of found objects! The cover will be made of an antique door hinge, which will be provided for you by Roxanne, along with vintage colored silks to cover your pages.

On the first day you will enjoy different ways to cover the page edges, first with pan pastels and paints and then with the vintage silk. We will also make some stone clay beads to use on our book spines.

During the second day we will explore stitching, attaching, and collaging simple details on your pages, finally putting your book together in a unique and easy process.

And on the third day we will make our Autumn Talisman and a beautiful felt bag to house both our books and our talismans.

Your will go home with your own handmade creations that together tell the story of the colors, textures and patterns that you love, the things you are grateful of, and memories of a nourishing gathering of like souls.

 

-- DETAILS --

Class Hours:
Friday, November 1 - 10:00am-4:00pm
Saturday, November 2 - 10:00am-4:00pm
Sunday, November 3 - 10:00am-4:00pm

Registration:  Regular pricing is $415 per person and will close October 1, 2019 or when workshop reach maximum number of students.

***Please review the FAQ tab for full disclosure on refunds, transfers and payment plans, before you register. Registration fees are not refundable. No exceptions!

Use this link to send full payment of $415 per person. Indicate the name of the workshop in the PayPal "Notes" section. 

Confirmation, address, supply lists will be furnished upon registration.

 


2020 Workshops

Jodi Ohl - January 18-20, 2020

Crystal Neubauer - March 13-15, 2020

More in the works! Details forthcoming! Be sure to sign up for the Studio mailing list to be the first to know all of the details about these and other class offerings in 2020.

 

Ready to Register?

To register for any of these workshops, send full payment via PayPal according to the workshop description and link provided. Confirmation, supply list, studio address, and area hotel information will be sent within a day or two of registering.

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

Registration fees are non-refundable but may be transferable to another person for the registered class only. It is your responsibility to find your replacement if you cannot attend. In the event your plans change, please notify Way Art Yonder Studio, since a wait list for the class may exist and we may be able to assist you in finding someone to transfer your seat. Transfer fees apply.”