Make Your Own Class
Jan
1
to Dec 31

Make Your Own Class

My studio classes are small [no more than four], so that each attendee gets plenty of individual attention.   This also makes it easy for me to offer special classes just for you and your friends.   Want to schedule a class dyeing silk scarves?  No problem!    Want a class on making soap?   Let's do one!   A class on intermediate spinning wheel techniques?   We'll get you all set up!   Beginning watercolor?   Grab your brushes!    

To schedule a closed class for just you and your group, I need a firm number of attendees so I can figure cost,  and prepayment before I can put it on my calendar. 

To schedule an open class, I need a paid commitment from at least two people. I will add the class to the website schedule and advertise so we can fill any open spots.  

General costs for a 4 person class [not including materials fees for certain classes]:  Half day $60/person;  Full day $105/person.     Exact costs will be figured after we discuss particulars.   

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Exhibit:  Watercolor Society of Indiana Juried Member Show
Oct
8
to Dec 4

Exhibit: Watercolor Society of Indiana Juried Member Show

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Opening reception:  Sunday, October 8, 2pm.  Indianpolis Museum of Art.  

This show is the annual celebration of the best work done by members of the Watercolor Society of Indiana.   This year's submissions were juried by Barbara Nechis.  I was excited to have my piece, 'White Roofs' selected for the show.   This year I achieved signature status with the Watercolor society of Indiana.  

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Open Studio Day - Yarn
Dec
2
9:00 AM09:00

Open Studio Day - Yarn

6877 E Bland Rd.   Solsberry, Indiana

812 876 9583

Open studio day for all of my fiber art fans.   Come and enjoy all of the yarn & ribbons, all of the spinning fibers & batts, grab bags, hand-dyed silks, handwoven scarves & accessories, warm drinks & treats, make & take ornaments.    

I look forward to seeing you and your friends!  [Mature children welcome.]

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Open Studio Day - Art
Dec
9
9:00 AM09:00

Open Studio Day - Art

6877 E Bland Rd.   Solsberry, Indiana

812 876 9583

Open studio day for all of my fine art collectors.   Let me say thank you for all of your support this year with some warm drinks, treats and great conversation.   I can't want for you to meet each other!   

Warm drinks & treats, all of my original art & prints to browse,  ornaments to make & take.  

I look forward to seeing you and your friends!  [Mature children welcome.]

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2018 Class:  Jumpstart Your Creative Year
Jan
1
to Jan 31

2018 Class: Jumpstart Your Creative Year

January, 2018:  specific dates to be decided

Co-taught with Amy Kimmel, this two hour class will begin with an activity to help you identify the kinds of creative things you'd like to do this year, and address any obstacles you might have in achieving those goals. Then we'll spend time helping you organize your plans and activities in an easy and beautiful planner/bullet journal.  When you leave, you should be well prepared to move confidently in the direction of your creative dreams.

Instruction and support are our gift to you to start your year out well.  We are only charging for materials. 

Cost: $20 for materials and journal. 

Date: Saturday

Time: 2 hours. Dates and times TBA

Location:  Bloomfield Public Library.  Bloomfield, Indiana

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2018 Class:  Watercolor Meditations
Mar
1
to Mar 31

2018 Class: Watercolor Meditations

March, 2018:  specific dates to be decided

So often we sit down to creative work with the heavy expectation of creating a masterpiece...or at least something that will bring compliments from viewers.  The purpose of this class is to let go of the expectation of creating something perfect and finished and replace it with the calm of simply observing what the paint and water do together.   No expectations, just fun.  

We will play with color, learn how different pigments react with water, experiment with salt and plastic wrap effects, play with abstract compositions and a few other surprises.  

This class is appropriate for all levels of skill, including people who have never touched watercolor before.  [It will probably be hardest for people who are used to trying to paint 'something' instead of just playing].  

Cost:  $60.   Materials included.  

Dates:  TBA

Time:  1:30-4:30pm [May go longer if you're having fun]

Location:  Robin's Studio.  6877 E Bland Rd. Solsberry, Indiana.

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Exhibit:  Smoke and Mist
Oct
4
to Oct 29

Exhibit: Smoke and Mist

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SCHEDULED for 2019.  

Exhibit and sale of my work at The Vault at Gallery Mortgage,  121 E 6th St, Bloomington, Indiana. Originals, note cards and unframed prints for sale.

Gallery hours:  Monday-Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. 

First Friday Gallery Walk:  Friday, October 14th, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.  

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Class:  Dyeing Silk Scarves
Oct
7
1:00 PM13:00

Class: Dyeing Silk Scarves

SOLD OUT

If you've ever wanted to make your own hand-painted silk scarves this is your chance! Hand-dyed silk scarves are a sure winner for gifts of all kinds. Using safe dyes, I will walk you through the entire process from prepping, to dyeing, overdyeing, rinsing and pressing.  Your scarves will be ready to wear home.  This is a small class taught at my home studio of no more than four people.  Plenty of individual attention.  You'll have time to dye 6-8 scarves.  

Register HERE.

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Exhibit:  Bloomington Watercolor Society Member Show
Oct
6
to Nov 21

Exhibit: Bloomington Watercolor Society Member Show

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Bloomington Watercolor Society group show at The Vault at Gallery Mortgage, 121 E 6th St., Bloomington, Indiana.  My painting on exhibit:  'Late Summer Fields'.

Opening reception:  Friday October 6.  5pm - 8pm.  Come help us celebrate this beautiful show!  Treats, drinks, etc.  

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Class:  Natural Dyeing
Sep
9
10:00 AM10:00

Class: Natural Dyeing

Early autumn is the perfect natural dye season.  This is a full day class that will take you through the entire process of prepping, mordanting, and dyeing with 3 or 4 different natural dyes with alum as the mordant. This is a small class taught at my home studio of no more than 4 people.  Plenty of individual attention. Bring your skeins already washed, tied with figure-eights in at least 6 places, and labelled with your name on a tag on every skein.  Any fabric should be prewashed and labelled with your name.  You get the best colors on wool, alpaca and superwash wool.  Likely dyes [final list to be decided later]:  goldenrod, walnut, woad or indigo, brazilwood or cochineal.   We'll do 2 pots in the morning and 2 in the afternoon.  Always a lot of fun.

Register HERE.

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Exhibit:  This is my Indiana
Aug
4
to Sep 28

Exhibit: This is my Indiana

Exhibit and sale of my work at The Vault at Gallery Mortgage,  121 E 6th St, Bloomington, Indiana. Originals, note cards and unframed prints for sale.

Gallery hours:  Monday-Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. 

First Friday Gallery Walk:  Friday, September 1st, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.  

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Class:  Dyeing Cotton Fabrics
Jul
22
1:00 PM13:00

Class: Dyeing Cotton Fabrics

If you've ever read the book 'Color by Accident' by Anne Johnston and wanted to try it out, this is the class you've been waiting for.   Using a low immersion dye method in ziplock bags, we'll go through the entire process from prepping, to dyeing, overdyeing, rinsing and pressing.  Your fabric will be ready to use as soon as you get home. This is a small class taught at my home studio of no more than 4 people.  Plenty of individual attention.  You'll have time to do several fat quarters, fat halfs, or scarves.  

Register HERE.

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Class:  Making Handmade Soap
Jul
8
1:00 PM13:00

Class: Making Handmade Soap

You've always wanted to try your hand making soap, but never had the courage to deal with lye on your own.   This is the perfect class for you.   I'll walk you through the entire process safely.  This is a small class taught at my home studio of no more than four people.  You'll have lots of individual attention.  We'll do both hot process and cold process finishes and you'll go home with soap you can use tomorrow and some that you can batch for a few weeks.   

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Class:  Dyeing Cotton Yarns
Jun
24
9:00 AM09:00

Class: Dyeing Cotton Yarns

This is a full day class that will take you through the entire process of prepping, hand-painting, batching and rinsing cotton and cellulose [plant] yarns.   This is a small class taught at my home studio of no more than 4 people.  You'll have lots of individual attention.  What you dye in the morning will be rinsed and drying by the time you leave.    You'll have time to dye many more yarns in the afternoon that you can rinse and finish at home.   

Register HERE.

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Class:  Color Harmonies
May
27
1:00 PM13:00

Class: Color Harmonies

This is my favorite class to teach!   We start with a bit of formal color theory and then explore several different types of color harmonies using color wheels and other tools.  This is a small class taught at my home studio of no more than four people so you'll get a lot of individual attention.  Workshop includes a project consultation for each person.  Bring a project you have color questions about and we'll discuss it in depth and give you some workable options to get you back on track.  

Register HERE.

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Class:  Color Exploration Experience
Apr
21
to Apr 23

Class: Color Exploration Experience

MoonTree Studios.   The Center at Donaldson.  Plymouth, Indiana.  

Weekend long workshop/class on color theory for any art medium.   Half day formal class on color, then two and a half days of independent exploration with me as your facilitator.  This is an excellent opportunity to explore color in a relaxed setting with expert help close by.  For more information and to register, go to:  MoonTree Studios Events

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