A Case of Curiosities
Oct
22
to Oct 28

A Case of Curiosities

  • Mabel Dodge Lodge Luhan House (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

During this magical workshop we will stitch and weave, connect and construct, assemble and build, all the while creating our own Case of Curiosities!  

Won't you join us for this once in a lifetime experience of discovery, exploration and inspiration and most of all, nourishment for your artistic spirit during the beautiful month of October.

Workshop team taught with Seth Apter, http://www.sethapter.com/
Contact Lyn Bleiler at lyn.bleiler@yahoo.com for registration materials and more information. 

We have one more opening for this workshop!

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Storytelling with Collage in the Netherlands
Jun
13
to Jun 15

Storytelling with Collage in the Netherlands

Won't you join me in the Netherlands for three days of Storytelling with Collage! This a new workshop that I created just for this event, where each student will create an artist book from scratch and fill it with beautiful collages inspired by the early summer in this enchanting land. We will paint and collage with beautiful papers and fabrics and I will teach you my special techniques of texturing, layering and design. I will share my creative processes that will inspire and delight you. 

We will work and play int the Baander Restaurant in the lovely village of Dalen where you will be served a delicious lunch every day. Lodging will be available at Kozakkenhoeve a picturesque and historic farmhouse close to our venue. Each student will receive a special gift bag filled with papers, fabrics made just for you. Register early, spaces are limited!

There is a $165.00 Registration Fee, the payment button is below. For more information please email me here: evanlee@charter.net or my sweet host, Leslie Van Der Heide here:  leslie.vanderheide15@gmail.com

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Art Unravelled, Arizona
Aug
6
to Aug 8

Art Unravelled, Arizona

I have two amazing workshops this year at Art Unraveled and can't wait to go back again!  

For the first two days, August 6-7, I'll teach The Alchemist Book of Treasures. It's a favorite among my students! Not only will you create a mixed-media artist book, but you will make a home for unique treasures and artifacts from your world...

Then I will teach another wonderful workshop filled with my favorite mixed-media processes - A Book of Trees, August 7-8! We will be inspired as we create a handmade book centered around the theme of trees, and hopefully you will learn some new techniques to take home, along with your gorgeous book!

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Storytelling With Collage
Jun
11
to Jun 16

Storytelling With Collage

Arts & Cultural Travel is about more than seeing paintings in a museum: It’s about private studio visits and impromptu lessons from skilled artisans.  It’s about behind-the-scenes invitations to absorb knowledge passed down through generations, like how the vibrant colors swirling around in giant metal pots came from natural dyes, or where to find the purest, most malleable clay for pottery, or the trick to weaving vibrantly colored cotton into kaleidoscopic tapestries.  It’s about human connection through art.

(Exact times TBD)

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Archetypal Expressions
May
27
to May 28

Archetypal Expressions

Join Roxanne Evans Stout and Tonia Jenny

and celebrate spring and art

at River Garden Studio.

Together we’ll explore

creating and working

with personal symbols

that express

the four archetypes

associated with these principles.

With guided questions, we’ll discover the answers to what the Warrior, the Healer, the Visionary and the Teacher have to tell us about what we need more of in our lives.

Life becomes lighter and simpler when we practice these four basic principles:

Show up and be present.

Pay attention to what has heart and meaning.

Trust your insight.

Be open and objective by surrendering

to the love of the universe.

 

On our first day...

Universal symbols already exist for the four archetypes, but we're going to get more personal and figure out what our own symbols are to represent what stage we're in with each, currently on our individual paths. To do this, we'll use pen and paper to explore the answers to prompts and questions, and then let our intuition speak, as symbols emerge to express both our original medicine (the unique gifts we offer to the world) as well as what it is we ourselves need for growth. 

Once we have our four symbols sketched, we'll carve them into soft blocks to then create four small cement tiles (or paper clay embellishments)—one symbol cast in each. Next, we'll enjoy the process of adhering our tiles and smaller glass bits to a wood box using more cement and embellishing with paint. By the end of day one, we'll each have a sacred vessel to hold what we'll create on day two!

And on our second day...

To arrive at our symbols, we distilled a lot of thoughts and expressions. Day two will be our time to explore in more depth the answers to the prompts and questions from day one. Using Roxanne's story-collage process, we'll create stamps for our symbols and use them to create one page on wood to honor each of our for archetypes—the Warrior, the Healer, the Visionary and the Teacher using texture, color, words, objects (if desired) and additional symbols that show up along the way.

Read more about this workshop here!

Archetypal Expressions

 

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Art and Soul Retreat
Apr
3
to Apr 6

Art and Soul Retreat

  • Portland Airport Sheraton Hotel (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

I will be teaching three workshops here!!

Art & Soul is a creative art retreat offering unique workshops taught by a hand-picked group of professional and talented instructors. Choose from a diverse array of mixed media classes featuring collage, assemblage, jewelry, fabric, fiber arts, sculpting, and painting. You’ll do more than learn at one of our retreats, you’ll make immediate and lasting friendships, while you experience art-making amidst a gathering of like-minded souls. We have several week-long events throughout the country, jam-packed with full day and evening workshops, on-site shopping, and plenty of extra activities. Join us for an inspirational experience that feeds your heart and soul.

Read More about my workshops and register on the Art and Soul Website!

 

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A Case of Curiosities
Mar
26
to Apr 1

A Case of Curiosities

  • Mabel Dodge Lodge Luhan House (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

During this magical workshop we will stitch and weave, connect and construct, assemble and build, all the while creating our own Case of Curiosities!  

Won't you join us for this once in a lifetime experience of discovery, exploration and inspiration and most of all, nourishment for your artistic spirit?

Read all about our workshop last year here, http://rivergardenstudio.typepad.com/artimpressions/2016/03/a-case-of-curiosities-in-taos-new-mexico.html

And the workshop description on Seth's blog here: http://thealteredpage.blogspot.com/2016/10/taos-2017.html
Please email me at evanlee@charter.net or Lyn Bleiler at lyn.bleiler@yahoo.com for registration materials and much more information!  

 

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