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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2019 Workshops


 

 

Absolutely Abstracts

with Jodi Ohl

January 19-21, 2019

Are you looking to take your acrylic abstract painting to a new level? Are you inspired to go large and be loose with your work?  If you are looking to surround yourself with inspiration, ideas, techniques, and secrets a professional artist uses in their day to day painting routines, this is the class for you!

Jodi Ohl will be incorporating many activities and processes featured in her new book, Absolutely Abstracts, along with tons of other techniques that will stretch your mind and hone your skills while painting on a variety of surfaces including a LARGE painting on canvas.

Absolutely Abstracts: 2 &  1/2 days of abstract painting immersion.

With this extended weekend of focusing on a single subject, you’ll have plenty of time to relax and dive into your work yet be gently be guided and encouraged by your instructor and fellow students.

Come make your mark and be all that you can be!

Thoughts from your instructor:

Words of advice…Abstract painting can be both invigorating and frustrating. This weekend we are going to let go of expectations for the end result while we fully immerse ourselves in the processes.

You’ll be encouraged to trust your instincts, as the answers should come from within and not outside sources. Don’t be afraid of making mistakes learn from each other, and know that the road isn’t always smooth when we are painting. If things came too easily, would they be really worth the journey??

Are you ready to step out of your comfort zone and join in this creative experience?

Are you ready to stretch your wings and dance with color?

Join us today for Absolutely Abstracts with Jodi Ohl!

-- DETAILS --

Class Hours:
Saturday, January 19 - 9am-5pm
Sunday, January 20 - 9am-4pm
Monday, January 21 - 10am-1pm

Registration:  $425 per person and registration will close December 1, 2018 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!

***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 $425 per person. Indicate the name of the workshop in the PayPal "Notes" section.

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


 

Wax Paper Scissors: Intensive

with Crystal Neubauer

February 21-24, 2019

With a focus on Mixed Media and Collage, this four-day intensive offers students an opportunity to delve into the art of paper and wax. Students will spend time in activities designed to help them compare and contrast the qualities unique to cold wax medium versus Encaustic wax (hot wax medium) and how each reacts when applied to paper.

Wax, whether applied hot or cold, is a medium that can be built upon, layer upon layer, making it the perfect companion to the art of collage. Create unique compositions with paper deliberately cut into shapes, or with organically torn edges, learn to select the proper adhesive, determine whether paper or panel is the appropriate substrate for your work, and alter a variety of salvaged materials for use in collage.

Scratch into the wax surface to reveal previous layers, incise lines, create surface textures and patterns, explore and experiment with the immediacy and limitations of each medium. Learn to incorporate subtle color accents or bold pops that bring the work alive with paper, pigment, and other color mediums.

Collage and creative exercises will be practiced throughout the workshop in order to help students discover their own intuitive voice while tapping into the creativity and design knowledge each one carries within, elevating the composition beyond what skilled technique alone can do.

Instruction will include basic safety, best practices, and set up. Class is suitable for all skill levels.

The Art of Expressive Freedom in Mixed Media & Collage, taken at Way Art Yonder Studio January 2018

-- DETAILS --

Class Hours:
Thursday, February 21 - 10am-4:30pm
Friday, February 22 - 10am-4:30pm
Saturday, February 23 - 10am-4:30pm
Sunday, February 24 - 10am-4:30pm

Registration:  $550 per person and will close December 15, 2018 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!

***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 $550 per person. Indicate the name of the workshop in the PayPal "Notes" section.

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


 

Deeper

with Erin Faith Allen

March 22-24, 2019

You have a story inside you.

Maybe the story you are longing to tell is yours. Maybe it's a story of your grandmother or grandfather's life. Maybe it's a story of the collective, or a cause. Maybe it's an allegory, or your own mythology. Maybe your story is calling to you in a whisper, or maybe it’s a roar. Regardless of who or what the story is, chances are you’ve got one rolling around inside you, longing to be expressed.

It doesn't matter what the story is.

It only matters that you let it move through you as you breathe life into it. In exploring our story, we recover pieces of ourselves. In telling our story, we give others the opportunity to find themselves. Story is how we find connection, and connection is how we stay passionate, thriving, and well ... connected ... to what is true, grounding, and real.

It takes guts. 

In order to share your story, you need to roll around in the guts of it for a little while, and learn how to harvest your truth from places deeeeeeeep within.

Maybe you don’t know how. Maybe it feels too big. Maybe you feel overwhelmed or unsure of where to start. Maybe you don’t know if you want to publish or quietly preserve your story for posterity. Maybe you just want to explore the story inside of you for processing and purging purposes, and your goal is simply to release and heal.

That's where Erin comes in.

Erin Faith Allen is an expert guide into the depths and a highly skilled navigator of returning to the surface and breathing creative life to whatever is found in the deep. It's her calling, it's her thing, it's her everyday life. Erin perpetually ventures deeper inside every moment of the past, present, or future. In her own words; "I don't know how to do creativity - or life - any other way."

Erin says, "In this 3 day workshop at Way Art Yonder Studio, I'm going to bring you along into the deep with me. I’ll share my processes and fearbusters with you. I’ll help you journey into your creativity and bring forward the underlayers of your story because let’s face it: that’s where the real power and real juice live. Together we will shirk off that need for perfection, the overwhelm of planning, and those tired old friends: procrastination and avoidance."

Ready to dig deeper?

 

:: DETAILS ::

Class Hours:

Friday, March 22 - 10am-4:30pm
Saturday, March 23 - 10am-4:30pm
Sunday, March 24 - 10am-4:30pm

Registration:  Regular pricing is $425 per person and will close February 20, 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!

***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 $425 per person. Indicate the name of the workshop in the PayPal "Notes" section.

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


 

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:  A small number of seats have been set aside as "early bird" pricing of $325 per person. This special pricing will end as soon as these seats are taken. Regular pricing is $375 per person and will close March 5, 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!

***Early Bird Pricing begins June 18, 2018 and will be discontinued without notice, as soon as the discounted seats are taken.

***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 $325 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

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 and will close March 20, 2019 or when workshop reach maximum number of students.
 
***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!
 
***Use this link to send full payment of $675 per person. Include the name of the workshop in the NOTES section on PayPal. You may also use this email address to send the money to via PayPal: wayartyonder@gmail.com
 
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

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 and will close March 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!

***Registration and Early Bird Pricing begins August 1, 2018 and will be discontinued without notice, as soon as the discounted seats are taken.

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

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


 

Abstraction by Design

with Michael Shemchuk

July 13-14, 2019

***Registration and Early Bird Pricing begins August 1, 2018***

In this workshop, you will create mixed media art work on a triptych of three, 18”x18” wood panels. The mediums used are paint, paper, graphite and clear medium.

The guiding method you will learn and use is Abstraction by Design. This technique, taught by Michael Shemchuk, enables the artist to engage in collage, paint and design skills simultaneously, and to focus on texture, color, surface manipulations, de-construction, placement, and visual balance.

The triptych format offers a challenge to one’s approach both visually and spatially. We begin by limiting our color choices and focusing on textures and backgrounds, then, move into placement, markings, visual balance and additional color selections as well. The final 3-panels should work as one complete unit and individually as well.

Shemchuk is a SF Bay Area artist who is represented by several fine art galleries. He shows his work internationally. His mixed media abstractions combine the use color, line, and composition to create a textured surface embedded with visual meaning.

 

 

-- DETAILS --

Class Hours:
Saturday, July 13 - 10:00am-5:00pm
Sunday, July 14 - 10:00am-5:00pm

Registration:  A small number of seats have been set aside as "early bird" pricing of $325 per person. This special pricing will end as soon as these seats are taken. Regular pricing is $410 per person and will close March 20, 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!

***Registration and Early Bird Pricing begins August 1, 2018 and will be discontinued without notice, as soon as the discounted seats are taken.

Use this link to send full payment of $325 per person. Indicate the name of the workshop in the PayPal "Notes" section.

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


 

Soul Narratives - Painting Stories from the Heart

with Karen O'Brien

August 3-4, 2019

***Registration and Early Bird Pricing begins August 1, 2018***

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:  A small number of seats have been set aside as "early bird" pricing of $200 per person. This special pricing will end as soon as these seats are taken. 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!

***Registration and Early Bird Pricing begins August 1, 2018 and will be discontinued without notice, as soon as the discounted seats are taken.

Use this link to send full payment of $200 per person. Indicate the name of the workshop in the PayPal "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

***Registration and Early Bird Pricing begins August 1, 2018***

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:  A small number of seats have been set aside as "early bird" pricing of $375 per person. This special pricing will end as soon as these seats are taken. Regular pricing is $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!

***Registration and Early Bird Pricing begins August 1, 2018 and will be discontinued without notice, as soon as the discounted seats are taken.

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.

 


 

 

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.

 


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.”