Previous Events

Roxanne Evans Stout

Daydreams and Window Light

with Roxanne Evans Stout

October 20-21, 2018

ARTIST BIO: Roxanne Evans Stout lives and creates in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. The mountains and river lands that surround her home are her constant inspiration. Through her art she would like to convey the feeling of connecting, timelessness and renewal. Teaching enables Roxanne to share her passion... nothing makes her happier than helping her students discover own process of creating. Her goal is to help you find your own magic!


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RAW Visual Journaling

with Amanda Grace

October 13-14, 2018

ARTIST BIO: Amanda Grace is an Irish artist, ‘Pilgrim Soul’ and creative guide for women on the road to self recovery. Amanda’s greatness lies in her experience and ability to facilitate authentic, RAW self expression. She calls the creative process, ‘a vehicle for all you know and an oracle for all you have yet to know’.

Women who work with Amanda can expect a deep, messy, dive into self discovery, expression and care. To experience the transformative power of process, playfulness and the nurturing of potential and to emerge with creative self empowerment and insight.

Amanda delivers online learning in creative personal development, teaches her RAW visual journaling process in person and facilitates an online Facebook community, Pilgrims On Deck. She lives on the Wild Atlantic Way, on the North West Coast of Ireland with her husband, cat and a dog who ironically, is a doodle.

Susie Zolghadri New Perspectives

New Perspectives - Art Journaling with

Susie Zolghadri

September 29, 2018

ARTIST BIO: Born and raised in the green mountains of Vermont, My family is filled with artists, musicians, weavers, ceramicists, painters and photographers and they have all had their influence on me. I am drawn to nature in all its forms and find it frequently emerging as a theme in my work. I am an artist.

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.

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Stamped Nature Bound

Leslie Marsh

July 7-8, 2018

ARTIST BIO: Leslie Marsh is a collector, thing maker and photographer. From her North Carolina studio, Leslie solders and binds together books of various sizes. These books become the archives for thoughts, memories and photographs. Her passion for books includes an extensive personal collection of current and antique titles.

Imaginary Characters - Karen O'Brien

Unearthing Imaginary Characters

with Karen O'Brien

March 10 & 11, 2018

ARTIST BIO: Karen O’Brien is a self taught mixed media artist and painter of soulful characters. She 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.

Mixed Media Mini Zines - Roxanne Coble

Mixed Media Mini Zines

with Roxanne Coble

February 24, 2018

ARTIST BIO: Roxanne Coble is a mixed media artist, illustrator, and maker of things. Known for her detailed art journaling, her work fuses both mixed media and painted illustration. Inspired by all things macabre, completed pages embrace a balance of humor and dark emotional themes – all while exploring topical events that occur within her personal life. Her work has been featured on the cover of Art Journal Magazine and more recently as a guest artist on the PBS show Make It Artsy. Currently, Roxanne is working as an artist and freelance art educator in Los Angeles, California.

ANCESTORS -Erin Faith Allen

:: ANCESTORS ::

with Erin Faith Allen

February 10-11, 2018

ARTIST BIO: Moving through the world with a rare form of synesthesia, Erin Faith Allen experiences life on a supernatural level.

"Making art helps me process my existence with it’s richly cascading and intertwining sounds, textures, and colors."

My muse is intrinsic in my frequent travel to Western Europe and the battlefields, cities rebuilt, and places that wear the tragic histories of the Second World War. Additionally, I am inspired by my ancestors and my quest to undertake their stories.

I incorporate mythology, symbolism, abstract markings, found image, and figures with multiple layers of mixed media technique and materials to express my perception of the world … sometimes light and delicate, sometimes overwhelming and intense.

Since art school in NYC in the late 1990's, I have experimented with alternative processes such as staining and distressing photographs and substrates with items found around the home and my local hardware store, scratching and burning, and image transfers with multiple media.  After completing a few semesters in a fashion design program, I fell deeply in love with the art of stitching and sewing as part of my expressive process.

My art carries themes of war, the spectrum of human nature, ancestral lineage, mothering, collective female experience, traumatic memory, and the choice each day presents:  do we exist solely within our personal tragedies or do we weave life from a place of empowered wisdom?

In my artwork lies the dance between these choices. The spectrum of living includes both.

We must know our depths to know our heights: we must howl in wild stark exposure at the moon in order to know true bliss in the glow of sun.

I teach mixed media art workshops and organize artist retreats in international locations. My book, The Underneath:  A Visual Memoir was released in 2016.

Crystal Neubauer

The Art of Expressive Freedom in Mixed-media and Collage

with Crystal Neubauer

January 19-21, 2018

ARTIST BIO: 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

Belen Sotelo's Painty Papers Journal

"Painty Papers Journal"

with Belen Sotelo of Art & Whimsy

November 4, 2017

ARIST 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 artist supply 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.

"Into the Light"

Art Journaling with Susie Zolghadri

September 23, 2017

ARTIST BIO: Born and raised in the green mountains of Vermont, My family is filled with artists, musicians, weavers, ceramicists, painters and photographers and they have all had their influence on me. I am drawn to nature in all its forms and find it frequently emerging as a theme in my work. I am an artist. Before art journaling, I began playing with fabric and making art pieces, or art quilts.  I entered many quilt shows around the country. I wrote articles about my technique and process and was published in numerous magazines including several Somerset Studios publications. At a retreat for fabric arts I took a workshop on art journaling. Thus began my six year love of this personal, visual expression of my thoughts and feelings.

Art journaling led me to a desire to paint in a larger format and I am currently a mentored artist at Art on 30th under professional artist, Ari Kate Ashton. I have been juried into a multitude of shows at Art on 30th in San Diego and have work for sale at Art ‘N Soul on 101 in Encinitas. I also enjoy participating in outdoor art fairs and have been part of ArtWalk Little Italy and ArtWalk Liberty Station for several years. I’m currently enrolled in a professional certificate program at the University of California, San Diego titled “Art And The Creative Process”.

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.

The Tin Box Book

with Linda Trenholm

August 5 & 6, 2017

ARTIST BIO: Lindy is a mixed media 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.

Layers of Story

An Art Journaling Workshop with Susie Zolghadri

July 15, 2017

ARTIST BIO: Born and raised in the green mountains of Vermont, My family is filled with artists, musicians, weavers, ceramicists, painters and photographers and they have all had their influence on me. I am drawn to nature in all its forms and find it frequently emerging as a theme in my work. I am an artist. Before art journaling, I began playing with fabric and making art pieces, or art quilts.  I entered many quilt shows around the country. I wrote articles about my technique and process and was published in numerous magazines including several Somerset Studios publications. At a retreat for fabric arts I took a workshop on art journaling. Thus began my six year love of this personal, visual expression of my thoughts and feelings.

Art journaling led me to a desire to paint in a larger format and I am currently a mentored artist at Art on 30th under professional artist, Ari Kate Ashton. I have been juried into a multitude of shows at Art on 30th in San Diego and have work for sale at Art ‘N Soul on 101 in Encinitas. I also enjoy participating in outdoor art fairs and have been part of ArtWalk Little Italy and ArtWalk Liberty Station for several years. I’m currently enrolled in a professional certificate program at the University of California, San Diego titled “Art And The Creative Process”.

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.

Cacti

with Roxanne Coble aka "by bun"

June 17, 2017

ARTIST BIO: Roxanne Coble is a mixed media artist, illustrator, and maker of things. Known for her detailed art journaling, her work fuses both mixed media and painted illustration. Inspired by all things macabre, completed pages embrace a balance of humor and dark emotional themes – all while exploring topical events that occur within her personal life. Her work has been featured on the cover of Art Journal Magazine and more recently as a guest artist on the PBS show Make It Artsy. Currently, Roxanne is working as an artist and freelance art educator in Los Angeles, California.

Lyrical Live!

with Roxanne Coble aka "by bun"

May 20 & 21, 2017

ARTIST BIO: Roxanne Coble is a mixed media artist, illustrator, and maker of things. Known for her detailed art journaling, her work fuses both mixed media and painted illustration. Inspired by all things macabre, completed pages embrace a balance of humor and dark emotional themes – all while exploring topical events that occur within her personal life. Her work has been featured on the cover of Art Journal Magazine and more recently as a guest artist on the PBS show Make It Artsy. Currently, Roxanne is working as an artist and freelance art educator in Los Angeles, California.

By Simple Means - An Art Journaling Workshop

with Susie Zolghadri

April 22, 2017

ARTIST BIO: Born and raised in the green mountains of Vermont, My family is filled with artists, musicians, weavers, ceramicists, painters and photographers and they have all had their influence on me. I am drawn to nature in all its forms and find it frequently emerging as a theme in my work. I am an artist. Before art journaling, I began playing with fabric and making art pieces, or art quilts.  I entered many quilt shows around the country. I wrote articles about my technique and process and was published in numerous magazines including several Somerset Studios publications. At a retreat for fabric arts I took a workshop on art journaling. Thus began my six year love of this personal, visual expression of my thoughts and feelings.

Art journaling led me to a desire to paint in a larger format and I am currently a mentored artist at Art on 30th under professional artist, Ari Kate Ashton. I have been juried into a multitude of shows at Art on 30th in San Diego and have work for sale at Art ‘N Soul on 101 in Encinitas. I also enjoy participating in outdoor art fairs and have been part of ArtWalk Little Italy and ArtWalk Liberty Station for several years. I’m currently enrolled in a professional certificate program at the University of California, San Diego titled “Art And The Creative Process”.

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.

Fantastical Fauna

with Roxanne Coble aka "by bun"

March 18, 2017

ARTIST BIO: Roxanne Coble is a mixed media artist, illustrator, and maker of things. Known for her detailed art journaling, her work fuses both mixed media and painted illustration. Inspired by all things macabre, completed pages embrace a balance of humor and dark emotional themes – all while exploring topical events that occur within her personal life. Her work has been featured on the cover of Art Journal Magazine and more recently as a guest artist on the PBS show Make It Artsy. Currently, Roxanne is working as an artist and freelance art educator in Los Angeles, California.

Mini Art Journals

with Roxanne Coble aka "by bun"

February 12, 2017

ARTIST BIO: Roxanne Coble is a mixed media artist, illustrator, and maker of things. Known for her detailed art journaling, her work fuses both mixed media and painted illustration. Inspired by all things macabre, completed pages embrace a balance of humor and dark emotional themes – all while exploring topical events that occur within her personal life. Her work has been featured on the cover of Art Journal Magazine and more recently as a guest artist on the PBS show Make It Artsy. Currently, Roxanne is working as an artist and freelance art educator in Los Angeles, California.

Carved Niches

with Roxanne Coble aka "by bun"

February 11, 2017

ARTIST BIO: Roxanne Coble is a mixed media artist, illustrator, and maker of things. Known for her detailed art journaling, her work fuses both mixed media and painted illustration. Inspired by all things macabre, completed pages embrace a balance of humor and dark emotional themes – all while exploring topical events that occur within her personal life. Her work has been featured on the cover of Art Journal Magazine and more recently as a guest artist on the PBS show Make It Artsy. Currently, Roxanne is working as an artist and freelance art educator in Los Angeles, California.

Mini Book of Shadows

with Roxanne Coble aka "by bun"

February 5, 2017

ARTIST BIO: Roxanne Coble is a mixed media artist, illustrator, and maker of things. Known for her detailed art journaling, her work fuses both mixed media and painted illustration. Inspired by all things macabre, completed pages embrace a balance of humor and dark emotional themes – all while exploring topical events that occur within her personal life. Her work has been featured on the cover of Art Journal Magazine and more recently as a guest artist on the PBS show Make It Artsy. Currently, Roxanne is working as an artist and freelance art educator in Los Angeles, California.

House of Voodoo

with Roxanne Coble aka "by bun"

February 4, 2017

ARTIST BIO: Roxanne Coble is a mixed media artist, illustrator, and maker of things. Known for her detailed art journaling, her work fuses both mixed media and painted illustration. Inspired by all things macabre, completed pages embrace a balance of humor and dark emotional themes – all while exploring topical events that occur within her personal life. Her work has been featured on the cover of Art Journal Magazine and more recently as a guest artist on the PBS show Make It Artsy. Currently, Roxanne is working as an artist and freelance art educator in Los Angeles, California.