Design Your Own Class
Jan
1
to Dec 31

Design Your Own Class

My studio classes are small 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:  Hoosier Women Artists:  Works selected for the Indiana Statehouse
Apr
6
to Jul 20

Exhibit: Hoosier Women Artists: Works selected for the Indiana Statehouse

  • Haan Mansion Museum of Indiana Art (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This event has been moved up!  [Originally scheduled from Aug - Oct.].  A continuation of the 2017 exhibit hung in the Indiana statehouse in Indianapolis.   The works will be hung at the Haan Mansion Museum of Indiana Art in Lafayette, Indiana.  Opening Reception:  April 6, 2018.  6pm.

My piece: 'Winter White'

Hours:  Wed - Sat  1:00 - 4:00 pm.

 

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Open Studio Day - Art
May
5
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 great art, great treats and great conversation.   I can't want for you to meet each other!    

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

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Affirmations
May
19
9:00 AM09:00

Affirmations

  • 6877 Bland Road Solsberry, IN, 47459 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Writing affirmations is a powerful way to help you go further on your journey to living your Best Life.    Starting with a picture of where you want your journey to take you, we will talk about things that might get in the way and then what mindshifts will be useful to you as you move forward on that journey.   When you leave, you will have a positive affirmation for every single change you'd like to make in your life (and you'll know how to make more of them on your own)!

Register HERE.

 

 

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Class:  Making Handmade Soap
May
19
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.  You'll have lots of individual attention. We'll do hot process soap in a crock pot  and talk about cold process finishes.  You'll go home with soap you can use tomorrow and skills you can use forever.

Cost includes all materials.

Register HERE.

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Class:  Dyeing Cotton Yarns
Jun
23
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: Watercolor for Relaxation
Jun
30
9:00 AM09:00

Class: Watercolor for Relaxation

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].  

Register HERE.

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Class:  Dyeing Cotton Fabrics
Jun
30
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: Watercolor for Relaxation
Aug
4
9:00 AM09:00

Class: Watercolor for Relaxation

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].  

Register HERE.

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Class:  Color Mixing Bootcamp
Aug
4
1:00 PM13:00

Class: Color Mixing Bootcamp

Now that you know a bit of color theory from the Color Harmonies class, you're ready to get your fingers wet mixing those colors.   You will learn how to mix any color you want using only 2 sets of primary colors.  

Appropriate for all mediums.   I will demonstrate with transparent dyes, but you are welcome to bring paint, colored pencils, fiber, ink, etc.  It will be useful for you to see how different mediums mix.   Contact me ahead of time to make sure you bring appropriate primary colors.  

Register HERE.

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Class: The Artists Way - Getting Started
Aug
18
1:00 PM13:00

Class: The Artists Way - Getting Started

Julia Cameron wrote The Artist's Way as a method for helping creatives identify their blocks and release their creative flow.   In this one-time class, we will start the process together and get you on your way to a happier and more productive creative life.   

If there is enough interest, we will schedule regular meetings to go through the entire Artist's Way or Vein of Gold books.  

Support is an important part of the process.   If you're an artist looking for better balance between your art, professional and personal lives, please feel free to check out and join my facebook group - 'The Well Balanced Artist'.  We are there to support each other in the journey.  

Register HERE.

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Class:  Natural Dyeing
Sep
15
9:00 AM09:00

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 5 people.  Plenty of individual attention.  We'll likely do 2 pots in the morning and 2 in the afternoon.  Always a lot of fun.

Important:  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 [Permanent marker on a tyvek tag works well!]  Any fabric should be prewashed and labelled with your name.  You get the best colors on wool, alpaca and superwash wool.

Likely dyes to be used [final list to be decided later]:  goldenrod, walnut, osage orange, onion, kutch,  brazilwood or cochineal.  

Register HERE.

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Retreat:  My Best Life Now
Oct
12
to Oct 14

Retreat: My Best Life Now

Weekend Retreat at the Lakehouse estate in Bloomfield, Indiana.  Hosted by Robin Edmundson and Amy Kimmel.

Do you crave more creativity in your life?  More balance?  More 'Yes!'?  A lot of us do! Now, imagine yourself spending a weekend in a luxurious space with a group of supportive women who are all looking to move forward on their journey to living their Best Life Now. 

You will be immersed in an experience carefully designed to support big shifts in how you think about what is possible in your life.  By the end of the retreat, you will have a clear idea of what your Best Life looks like, strategies for making it a reality, and a support system to help you live your Best Life Now.

Highlights of the retreat include: 

  • Mini-workshops: spirit dolls, affirmations, dream boards, creative journalling
  • Optional creative activities: watercolor for relaxation, exploring essential oils, dancing, personal ceremonies and rituals for creativity, spirit names/totems.
  • Great food and sisterhood. [All meals included]
  • Meditation, yoga, reiki.
  • Luxury accommodations: fireplaces, heated outdoor pool, lake with kayaks, tennis courts, walking paths, etc.
  • Retreat tickets and accommodations priced and listed separately.

For all the details go HERE.     Sign up for reminders HERE.

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Open Studio Day - Art
Oct
20
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 fun art, treats and great conversation.   I can't want for you to meet each other! 

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

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Class:  Watercolor for Relaxation
Nov
24
9:00 AM09:00

Class: Watercolor for Relaxation

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].  

Register HERE.

 

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Class:  Dyeing Silk Scarves
Nov
24
1:00 PM13:00

Class: Dyeing Silk Scarves

Register early!  These classes sell out fast.

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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SOLO Exhibit
Oct
4
to Oct 29

SOLO Exhibit

  • The Vault at Gallery Mortgage (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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 4th, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.  

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Class:  Color Mixing Bootcamp
Apr
21
1:00 PM13:00

Class: Color Mixing Bootcamp

Now that you know a bit of color theory from the Color Harmonies class, you're ready to get your fingers wet mixing those colors.   You will learn how to mix any color you want using only 2 sets of primary colors.  

Appropriate for all mediums.   I will demonstrate with transparent dyes, but you are welcome to bring paint, colored pencils, fiber, ink, etc.  It will be useful for you to see how different mediums mix. Contact me ahead of time to make sure you bring appropriate primary colors.  

Register HERE.

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Class:  Color Harmonies
Apr
21
9:00 AM09:00

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 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.  

If you want to follow up with a color mixing class, be sure to register for my Color Mixing Bootcamp in the afternoon.

Register HERE.

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Class:  Dyeing Silk Scarves
Mar
24
1:00 PM13:00

Class: Dyeing Silk Scarves

Register early!  This class often sells 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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Class:  Watercolor for Relaxation
Mar
24
9:00 AM09:00

Class: Watercolor for Relaxation

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].  

Register HERE.

 

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Demonstration: The Art of Chocolate, Keynote Event
Feb
10
5:30 PM17:30

Demonstration: The Art of Chocolate, Keynote Event

  • Alumni Hall, Indiana Memorial Union (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Art of Chocolate is the keynote gala of the fundraising event The Week of Chocolate sponsored by LIFEDesigns of Bloomington, Indiana.  It's a chocolate feast!  Claire and I will be there to talk about painting and demonstrate watercolor along with two other Bloomington artists.   We'll have a beautiful selection of hand-painted notecards and some small original art to sell.  50% of the proceeds go to support LIFEDesigns.  

Alumni Hall, Indiana Memorial Union, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana. 

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

Exhibit: Watercolor Society of Indiana Juried Member Show

  • Indianapolis Museum of Art (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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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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

  • The Vault at Gallery Mortgage (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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 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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