This year’s travel schedule is jam packed but I am sneaking in a couple of workshops at my house between trips. The first, Self on a Shelf with Katie Kendrick is March 7-8. We’ll be creating primitive dolls like the ones that a group of us made while in Bandon, Oregon. I have been felting wool sweaters which is fun in itself to see how much a sweater shrinks. You don’t have to be a seasoned sewer to create these magical creations, you can hand stitch the entire doll. Once you create your doll’s face on canvas, the magic begins as you sift through the pieces of wool, creating your little creature. You can accessorize using just about anything that strikes your fancy. Katie and I both used pieces of wood that we picked up off the beach in ours. Fern is just adorable and Katie’s style is so reflected in this doll. The pieces of wood for her horns are just fabulous, don’t you think?!
The two-day class cost includes some materials, two lunches and one dinner. Cost is $325
The second workshop is with the rust queen, Pam Nichols. If you have read my website, you know how much I love rust and wax. We had so much fun at our last workshop together that we are hosting two more Dyeing to Rust workshops, the first is May 29-31 and the second is July 17-19 (only 4 spots left). We’ll learn to rust the first night, creating wonderful rusty goodness to use in our encaustic pieces over the next two days. You will swoon over Pam’s collection of rust and we’ll be adding to it with a trip to her favorite scrapyard in early May. Pam will share her techniques on how to incorporate your rusty papers, fabric and even the rust itself to encaustic paintings. She’s a wonderful teacher and you will be amazed at what everyone creates. The price includes two dinners, two lunches and some supplies. The cost is $350.