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


GIFT CERTIFICATES ARE AVAILABLE! Send email to wayartyonder@gmail.com to place your order for a gift certificate! Certificates can be downloaded or  if you wish, a work of snail mail art!

Way Art Yonder Studio - Open Studio Event!

Hey Artists! Are you looking for your "art tribe"? Do you want to create in the company of others? Swap techniques, skills, supplies? Share what you've been working on? Talk about your new favorite art supply?

If you said yes to any of these, plan to join us for our **free** Open Studio at Way Art Yonder! These Open Studio events are a casual, drop-in gathering open to students who've attended past WAY workshops and/or for those who'd like to work on their art in the company of others. Artists BYO supplies and projects, and create in an inspiring space with other local artists. You'll find casual skill-shares, inputs and critiques, as well as friendly support.

To register for any of these events, RSVP  via the Facebook event link for that month's event or send email to wayartyonder@gmail.com. Registration is required for this free event.  Info and directions will be sent out only to registered guests!

July 30, 2017

August 27, 2017

September 24, 2017

October 22, 2017

December 3, 2017 

11 am - 3 pm


Painty Papers Journal

with Belen Sotelo of Art & Whimsy

November 4, 2017

In this workshop, you will spend the day delighting in the creative process of constructing a unique, hand-crafted journal. You’ll begin by exploring alternative mono-printing techniques while you create the painty papers that will become the foundation of your whimsical journal.You’ll create your cover, hand-dye ribbon, and learn to embrace the perfectly imperfect wonky stitch. You’ll be guided through the process of creating signatures and assembling your journal.

With your Painty Papers Journal complete, you’ll move on to explore various mixed media techniques to add texture and visual interest to your pages, leaving you with a unique base for you to later fill with your own artistic expression.

Saturday, November 4, 2017
$75 per person

Artist Bio
Belen Sotelo is a self-taught mixed media artist, born and raised in San Diego. She has led skill shares, contributed to collaborative mixed media projects, and is actively a member of various design teams. She spends much of her free time engaged in her passion for making artsy things. Her artistic style is dedicated to celebrating an all- around love of life and a passion for documenting it in color. Visit her website: www.artandwhimsy.net



The Art of Expressive Freedom in Mixed-media and Collage

with Artist, Crystal Neubauer

January 19-21, 2018

We often come to the table with the expectation that there is a right and a wrong way to approach the canvas and fully expect that in every art medium there is a potential for a good or bad outcome based on how skilled we are at following the rules. The idea of letting go of control is intimidating, especially when using precious found materials and investing in expensive art supplies.

Whether you are an experienced artist, or a novice, this workshop will dare you to let go of expectations and ignore the rules through exercises designed to infuse freedom into your creativity. We will begin the workshop scavenging the grounds around the studio for material to create our own mark-making tools. We will then explore a variety of mixed-media activities using paint, pastels, traditional drawing and mark-making tools, and collage. With new-found confidence in your own artistic voice, the class will culminate in a final project with a focus on mixed-media collage.

Friday, January 19 - 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
5:15 pm - 6:45 pm Private reception with Artist
Saturday & Sunday, January 20-21 - 9:30 am - 4 pm

Early Bird Registration: $350 pp
Full Registration: $425 pp

Crystal Neubauer is a Mixed Media Artist drawn to the broken, cast out, and overlooked items of the past. She sees beauty in the mundane, brings new life to forgotten objects, and finds the process of salvaging old materials and creating new art to be therapeutic and healing. As her work evolves, a more complete understanding of why she does what she does and chooses to use materials that others see as trash comes to light:

It's about seeing something beautiful in the discarded

About giving new life to what has been broken and cast out

It's about seeing worth in what has been deemed worthless

And value in the valueless

Ultimately it's about humanity

And redemption

And love

Visit Crystal's website to view more of her work.

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.