Events

NEWS FOR ARTISTS & STITCHERS

FEATURED CLASS

INTRODUCTION TO PAINTING W/SOFT PASTELS – Friday, March 24th 10 am to 4 pm  Fee: $65 includes some supplies. Instructor: Kay Brathol-Hostvet, Professional artist and teacher. See examples of Kay’s work at www.kaybratholhostvet.com  .    Many students “fall in love” with pastels after taking this workshop! Soft pastels are fun to use, colorful, versatile, and expressive. You’ll be introduced to this dry painting medium through two exercises on different papers. You will be using soft pastels, not oil pastels or Craypas. Be sure the product you buy or bring is the “chalk-like” type of pastel. Pastels can be expensive, but they last a long time and don’t dry out like other painting mediums. Buy the largest set of pastels you can afford (see list below). It is a frustrating experience to be hampered in your art-making by having a very limited palette . I require you to have at least 24 different colors of pastels for this introductory class—but more is definitely better. I will be providing all of the paper you will be using, as well as having some tripod easels and drawing boards on hand. The other required materials are available locally and online. Lynn’s of Madison will give you a 10% discount on non-sale items for this class. * We only break for about 30 minutes, so please bring a bag lunch!

DESIGNER OF THE MONTH – THERE WILL BE NO DESIGNER OF THE MONTH FOR MARCH TO ALLOW ROOM TO DISPLAY ALL THE NEW CHARTS, KITS ETC. THAT KATHY WILL BE BRINGING BACK FROM THE NASHVILLE MARKET. THE NEW MERCHANDISE WILL ON DISPLAY BY WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8TH.

CLASSES SOFT PASTELS, MIXED MEDIA, STUMPWORK EMBROIDERY, PAN PASTELS, INTENSE PENCILS, ALCOHOL INKS AND MORE

INTRODUCTION TO PAINTING W/SOFT PASTELS – Friday, March 24th 10 am to 4 pm   Fee: $65 includes some supplies. Instructor: Kay Brathol-Hostvet, Professional artist and teacher. See examples of Kay’s work at www.kaybratholhostvet.com       (SEE FEATURED CLASS ABOVE)

MIXED MEDIA CLASS – Saturday, March 25th from 10 to 4 pm Fee: $95 includes materials. Instructor: Dawn Wians.   Create art with mixed mediums, inspiration, technique and experimentation. Students will be offered guided exercises to gain inspiration, build a foundation in technique, and bolster courage to discover new ideas in this very creative process. As you apply each layer in the mixed media project you will build your understanding of composition, various mediums, how to mix them and ways to express meaning through your art. Explore a classroom full of supplies and tools to try before you buy! All supplies included. Bring a sack lunch and hair dryer plus favorite quotes, lyrics or short verses for inspiration.

BEGINNING STUMPWORK EMBROIDERY CLASS 3 sessions on Tuesday, April 4th, 11th and 18st from 6 to 8 pm  Fee: $50 + materials (kit and basic embroidery supplies) – Instructor: Judy Caruso.    This beautiful purple and gold Stumpwork Pansy is stitched using DMC cotton floss and #12 Pearl cotton. Students will learn several different stumpwork methods for raising the pansy petals off the fabric. The back petals are stitched with long and short buttonhole stitch over chain stitch. The center petals are padded with wool felt and 2 layers of satin stitch. The front petal is stitched on muslin over a wire, cut out and attached to the fabric. Stitches learned include stem stitch, wrapped stem stitch, alternating satin stitch leaf, satin stitch, buttonhole stitch, long and short buttonhole stitch, French knot, and colonial knot. Students will need to bring sharp-pointed scissors, poor/dull scissors for cutting metal, a 3 to 7 inch hoop, and pin cushion (optional). Stumpwork is considered an advanced surface embroidery technique and may be a challenge for beginning stitchers.

INTRODUCTION TO PAN PASTELS* – Saturday, April 8th from 10 to 12 noon Fee: $35 includes materials Instructor: Tess Imobersteg, Multi-Media artist and owner, Tangled String Creations   An introductory class where the student will learn and practice with the tools and medium. Discussions will feature what papers, fixatives, tools and techniques work best with PanPastels.

ZENTANGLE WITH PAN PASTELS* – Saturday, April 8th from 1 to 4 pm Fee: $45 includes materials Instructor: Tess Imobersteg, Multi-Media artist and owner, Tangled String Creations   Instruction will continue in the afternoon with a Zentangle® Inspired Art class. The student will work with PanPastels, colored pencils and pens to create a unique and beautifully colored circular ‘Zendala’.   *Take both morning and afternoon classes and pay only $75!

TANGLING ON TEXTILES WITH DERWENT INKTENSE PENCILS – Saturday, April 22nd from 10 to 4 pm Fee: $80 includes materials Instructor: Tess Imobersteg, Multi-Media artist and owner, Tangled String Creations. The students will experiment with pens and Inktense pencils on some practice pieces and then continue with a larger textile. Discussions will include textology, techniques of application, methods of activating and ‘fixing’ the color, and care of the textile. The workshop fee includes a white canvas utility case that could be used for art supplies, as a small purse, or makeup case. The student has the option of bringing in their own personal textile such as a good quality new white cotton t-shirt, onesie, or new white canvas shoes to draw on.

INTRODUCTION TO ALCOHOL INKS – Saturday, April 29th from 1 to 3 pm Fee: $35 Instructors: Katie Butler, CZT    Alcohol Inks are one of the newest mediums to hit the art community. They apply and blend in unique and fascinating ways. Their versatility and vibrant colors allow artists endless variety of techniques for expressing imagination and creativity. The techniques learned in this class are appropriate for individuals who have no art experience and are also valuable for seasoned artists in any medium. We will discuss how to choose inks, which to use for different projects and how to work on a variety of surfaces including Yupo paper. Students will gain hands on experience as they learn step-by-step techniques and create simple projects in class. We will discuss practical applications for art journaling backgrounds, Zentangle Art tiles, Copic marker painting, abstract dreamscaping and alcohol ink painting. All supplies are provided and no experience is necessary to attend.

LA-D-DA DESIGNED STITCHED NAME TAG CLASS – Saturday, May 20th Instructor: Lori Markovic of La-D-Da.   Fee: $65 includes all except basic stitching supplies. Some prework required.  Participants in Lori’s class last year asked her to come back and design and teach a name tag class. Register early because we are limiting participation to ten students.

Call Lynn’s to get information on the class. Participants in Lori’s class last year asked her to come back and design and teach a name tag class for us.

MONTHLY EVENTS

STITCHERS’ CLUB Wednesday, March 8th from 1 to 2:30 pm and from 6 to 7:30 pm. PLEASE NOTE THAT FOR MARCH STITCHERS’ CLUB WILL MEET ON THE SECOND WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8TH BECAUSE KATHY WILL BE BACK FROM THE NASHVILLE MARKET AND SHE CAN SHOWCASE ALL OF THE NEW MERCHANDISE. Stitchers’ club USUALLY meets the first Wednesday of each month. Please register in advance. Fee for each session is $5.

STITCH-IN – Saturday, February 18th from 10 am to 5 pm, Wednesday, February 22nd from 10 am to 4 pm, Saturday, March 18th from 10 am to 5 pm, Wednesday, March 22nd from 10 am to 4 pm , Saturday, April 22nd from 10 am to 5 pm, Wednesday, April 26th from 10 am to 4 pm Come-and-go gathering for all on the third Saturday and the fourth Wednesday of every month. No fee or registration required.

PAINT-IN – All Thursdays in February, March and April from 10 am to 1 pm.   The Paint-in is an open work time for oil, acrylic or watercolor painting. This activity is held most every Thursday in Lynn’s classroom. We have installed a high efficiency exhaust fan in our classroom to provide a healthier environment for those using oil paints and others concerned about the fumes. No fee or registration required.

Pictures of some of the class projects and other work by our teachers are posted on our website Gallery page.  For more information about classes call the store at 608-274-1442.

Pastel Landscape - Kay Brathol-Hostvet

Mixed Media - Dawn Wians

Mixed Media - Dawn Wians