Arté Povera
Jan
26
1:00 PM13:00

Arté Povera

This lesser known Art movement started in Italy in the 60's. Artists were rejecting traditional painting and using common items creating assemblage, sculpture and paintings with items like dirt, rocks, paper, clothing and rope. Their mission? To reconnect Art and Life.

In this class you'll get a little art history and then we'll make our own Arté Povera piece using acrylics, rusted bottle caps, old postage stamps and Italian papers

Email for more info: susan.rossiter@yahoo.com

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Happy Hour Paperscapes
Mar
13
6:30 PM18:30

Happy Hour Paperscapes

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Collage Landscapes with a twist. Anything can be collaged; why stop at just paper? These landscapes are assembled with shredded money, printed tea bags, dyed dryer sheets and beautiful handmade papers from all over the world.

Bring your soft gel and a drink and I’ll bring the rest! You’ll leave with a very interesting Paperscape ready for that special place on the wall. Feel free to email with questions Susan.Rossiter@yahoo.com

 

Materials Fee $25 Includes :
a Very Interesting Collage Pack with specially chosen hand made papers from all over the world, shredded currency, hand pressed flowers from my garden and more! Acrylic paints, hardwood panel, palette knives, paint brushes to share, and a handout with some landscape scenarios for inspiration.

Supplies Needed t bring for Class:
Soft gel medium, water container, baby wipes, tweezers
Optional: any special collage papers/items you would like to bring

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Mixed Media Topiary on Salvaged Wood
Mar
14
9:00 AM09:00

Mixed Media Topiary on Salvaged Wood

Finding inspiration in any circumstance is a great characteristic. During a long string of cold, dreary days I started painting cloudy skies. The paintings evolved to include a happy little topiary tree. This i sMixed Media at it's best- we'll be using high quality acrylic paints, collage papers and some papers I made myself. You'll personalize your piece with color/pattern choices and create your own inspirational messages in the clouds. This class is for any skill level. Feel free to email if you have any questions. Susan.Rossiter@yahoo.com

Register here: ArtandSoulRetreat.com

 

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Happy Hour Scribble Flowers
Mar
14
6:30 PM18:30

Happy Hour Scribble Flowers

HaPpy HoUR ScriBbLe FLoWerS
This class integrates three favorite Mixed Media fundamentals: Collage, Mark Making and Negative Space Painting. Once you start making these crazy scribble flower paintings you won’t want to stop. Join me for a fun evening with music, paint, papers, pencils, wood panels and 3 hours of Mixed Media awesomeness!
Bring your soft gel and a drink and I’ll bring the rest! You’ll leave with a beautiful painting ready for the wall. Feel free to email with questions Susan.Rossiter@yahoo.com

Materials Fee $20 paid to instructor at beginning of class includes:
Collage pack (contents are hand chosen and different each year) prismacolors pencils, acrylic paints, cradled hardwood panel, palette knives to share, paint brushes

Supplies Needed to bring for Class:
Soft gel medium
Optional: any special collage papers you’d like to bring
 

Register here: ArtandSoulRetreat.com registration opens around May 2018

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Chicken Painting for the Soul
Mar
15
9:00 AM09:00

Chicken Painting for the Soul

In this class I’ll show you from start to finish how I create these diverse, eclectic chickens. We’ll start with a basic chicken and incorporate some favorite artists’ styles and techniques. How would Picasso paint this chicken? How might Klimt or Modigliani finish this chicken? I’m going to provide some interesting suggestions and samples to inspire you and demonstrate my own specific techniques for drawing, painting and adding the finishing touches and tiny details- Combined with your own style and tastes you’ll go home with a fantastic piece and stretch your skills just outside of the box coop!
You’ll have freedom to use your favorite mixed media products and to use the provided examples of various chicken types and many artist styles in any combination. I’ll work with you as much or as little as you need to complete your piece. Feel free to email with questions susan.rossiter@yahoo.com

$15 payable to instuctor at beginning of class includes:
Handout with photos for inspiration, Mixed Media papers, pencils, Use of some of my favorites: Derwent Inktense and Prismacolor Pencils to share, tape and micro brushes

Supplies Needed to bring for Class:
Favorite acrylics set and brushes
White Gel pen, black fine point pigment pens 005, 001 and reading glasses if you wear them!
Images from artists who inspire you (optional)
 

Register here: ArtandSoulRetreat.com Registration opens around May 2018

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Working Large: Big Chicken Collage
Mar
16
9:00 AM09:00

Working Large: Big Chicken Collage

Painting large can be a scary thing. My approach includes diving in fearlessly with wild abandon and reining it in toward the end. This system has really worked for me and I will show you my whole process from start to finish as we prepare a background, measure for successful placement, build layer over layer of paint and paper, use special attention on the edges of the painting and then bring it all together with some special touches and tedious details. Finally! Something to go on that big empty wall!

Materials Fee $30 includes:

18x24 1/3/8” deep canvas, large Collage Paper Pack with lots of beautiful art papers, shredded money, old book pages, maps, and more. Acrylic paints to share, use of pigment pens, stencils, spray acrylics and anything on the art supply community buffet. I’ll also have some chicken images for reference and inspiration.

Supplies Needed to bring for Class:
Soft Gel Medium (I use Golden)
Favorite acrylics set and brushes
Your favorite collage papers
Water container

Optional: You are welcome to bring a larger canvas and keep the 18x24 for another project. I chose this size because it will fit in a large suitcase.

Feel free to email if you have questions Susan.Rossiter@yahoo.com

Register here: ArtandSoulRetreat.com Registration starts around May 2018

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Deep Textured Abstracts
Oct
6
9:00 AM09:00

Deep Textured Abstracts

In this class, there are 2 options, one is easy and relaxed; the other is little more labor intensive with additional steps. Students will learn both techniques and work on 2 pieces simultaneously. We will be working on deep substrates meaning the panels or canvases are 1 1 1/2 inches deep. I am known for elaborately painting the sides of my paintings and I’m going to show you how it’s done. There are several demonstrations throughout the day and everyone leaves with a gorgeous texture-licious painting.

Class kits will include a collage pack, leaf skeletons, texture paste and more!

For more information or to register after November 2018: artandsoulretreat.com

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Chicken Painting for the Soul
Oct
7
9:00 AM09:00

Chicken Painting for the Soul

In this class, students come with a favorite artist in mind and we create a chicken portrait based on that artists colors, patterns or style. These artist inspired chickens are made using a variety of mixed media products- acrylics, inks, papers…. anything goes! There are 3 demonstrations covering how to get started, several medium and painting techniques and finally, finishing touches including framing options. It’s always fun to see what everyone has created.

For more information or to register: artandsoulretreat.com

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Happy Hour Scribble Flowers
Oct
8
6:30 PM18:30

Happy Hour Scribble Flowers

HaPpy HoUR ScriBbLe FLoWerS
This class integrates three favorite Mixed Media fundamentals: Collage, Mark Making and Negative Space Painting. Once you start making these crazy scribble flower paintings you won’t want to stop. Join me for a fun evening with music, paint, papers, pencils, wood panels and 3 hours of Mixed Media awesomeness!
Bring your soft gel and a drink and I’ll bring the rest! You’ll leave with a beautiful painting ready for the wall. Feel free to email with questions Susan.Rossiter@yahoo.com

Materials Fee $20 paid to instructor at beginning of class includes:
Collage pack (contents are hand chosen and different each year) art crayons, Golden acrylic paints, cradled hardwood panel, palette knives to share, paint brushes

Supplies Needed to bring for Class:
Soft gel medium matte
Optional: any special collage papers you’d like to bring
 

Register here: ArtandSoulRetreat.com registration opens mid November 2018

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Mixed Media Topiary on Salvaged Wood
Oct
9
9:00 AM09:00

Mixed Media Topiary on Salvaged Wood

Finding inspiration in any circumstance is a great characteristic. During a long string of cold, dreary days I started painting cloudy skies. The paintings evolved to include a happy little topiary tree. This i sMixed Media at it's best- we'll be using high quality acrylic paints, collage papers and some papers I made myself. You'll personalize your piece with color/pattern choices and create your own inspirational messages in the clouds. This class is for any skill level. Feel free to email if you have any questions. Susan.Rossiter@yahoo.com

Register here: ArtandSoulRetreat.com

 

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Arté Povera
Oct
9
9:00 AM09:00

Arté Povera

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This lesser known Art movement started in Italy in the 60's. Artists were rejecting traditional painting and using common items creating assemblage, sculpture and paintings with items like dirt, rocks, paper, clothing and rope. Their mission? To reconnect Art and Life.

In this class you'll get a little art history and then we'll make our own Arté Povera piece using acrylics, rusted bottle caps, old postage stamps and Italian papers

Email for more info: susan.rossiter@yahoo.com

Registration opens mid-November here: artandsoulretreats.com

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Working Large: Big Chicken Collage
Oct
6
9:00 AM09:00

Working Large: Big Chicken Collage

Painting large can be a scary thing. My approach includes diving in fearlessly with wild abandon and reining it in toward the end. This system has really worked for me and I will show you my whole process from start to finish as we prepare a background, measure for successful placement, build layer over layer of paint and paper, use special attention on the edges of the painting and then bring it all together with some special touches and tedious details. Finally! Something to go on that big empty wall!

Materials Fee $30 includes:

18x24 1/3/8” deep canvas, large Collage Paper Pack with lots of beautiful art papers, shredded money, old book pages, maps, and more. Acrylic paints to share, use of pigment pens, stencils, spray acrylics and anything on the art supply community buffet. I’ll also have some chicken images for reference and inspiration.

Supplies Needed to bring for Class:
Soft Gel Medium (I use Golden)
Favorite acrylics set and brushes
Your favorite collage papers
Water container

Optional: You are welcome to bring a larger canvas and keep the 18x24 for another project. I chose this size because it will fit in a large suitcase.

Feel free to email if you have questions Susan.Rossiter@yahoo.com


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Chicken Painting for the Soul
Oct
5
9:00 AM09:00

Chicken Painting for the Soul

In this class I’ll show you from start to finish how I create these diverse, eclectic chickens. We’ll start with a basic chicken and incorporate some favorite artists’ styles and techniques. How would Picasso paint this chicken? How might Klimt or Modigliani finish this chicken? I’m going to provide some interesting suggestions and samples to inspire you and demonstrate my own specific techniques for drawing, painting and adding the finishing touches and tiny details- Combined with your own style and tastes you’ll go home with a fantastic piece and stretch your skills just outside of the box coop!
You’ll have freedom to use your favorite mixed media products and to use the provided examples of various chicken types and many artist styles in any combination. I’ll work with you as much or as little as you need to complete your piece. Feel free to email with questions susan.rossiter@yahoo.com

$15 payable to instuctor at beginning of class includes:
Handout with photos for inspiration, Mixed Media papers, pencils, Use of some of my favorites: Derwent Inktense and Prismacolor Pencils to share, tape and micro brushes

Supplies Needed to bring for Class:
Favorite acrylics set and brushes
White Gel pen, black fine point pigment pens 005, 001 and reading glasses if you wear them!
Images from artists who inspire you (optional)
 

Register here: ArtandSoulRetreat.com

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Happy Hour Scribble Flowers
Oct
4
6:30 PM18:30

Happy Hour Scribble Flowers

This class integrates three Mixed Media basic fundamentals: Collage, Mark Making and Negative Space Painting. Once you start making these crazy scribble flower paintings you won’t want to stop. Join me for a fun evening with music, paint, papers, pencils, wood panels and 3 hours of Mixed Media awesomeness!
Bring your soft gel and a drink and I’ll bring the rest!  Feel free to email with questions Susan.Rossiter@yahoo.com

Materials Fee $20 payable to instructor at beginning of class includes:
Shared collage papers and tissue, Prismacolors Pencils, acrylic paints, hardwood panels
Supplies Needed to bring for Class:
Soft gel medium

Register here: ArtandSoulRetreat.com

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Watercolor Fish Zone
Oct
3
9:00 AM09:00

Watercolor Fish Zone

Using micro paintbrushes is not for everyone- for me, creating a small pattern and filling in all the tiny details is meditative and relaxing. Add a small group of nice people and some music and I could paint all day. If you like getting lost in repetition, you’ll love this class. This is a fun class whether you’ve been drawing fish all your life or if this is your first time.
These little fish start out with a basic shape and then we add features and patterns with ink and watercolor to make them unique. I’ll have lots of fish examples for reference or you can bring your own images. I’ll guide you step by step to create a detailed watercolor fish painting you’ll want to take home and frame. If you have any questions: Susan.Rossiter@yahoo.com

Kit fee $15 payable to instructor at beginning of class includes:
handout, watercolor papers, use of pigment pens, pencils and micro-brushes

Supplies Needed to bring for Class:
Watercolor set and favorite brushes
White Gel pen, black fine point pigment pens 005, 001 and reading glasses if you wear them!

Register here: ArtandSoulRetreat.com

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Happy Hour Paperscapes
Oct
2
6:30 PM18:30

Happy Hour Paperscapes

Collage Landscapes with a twist. Anything can be collaged; why stop at just paper? These landscapes are assembled with shredded money, printed tea bags, dyed dryer sheets and beautiful handmade papers from all over the world.

Bring your soft gel and a drink and I’ll bring the rest! You’ll leave with a very interesting Paperscape ready for that special place on the wall. Feel free to email with questions Susan.Rossiter@yahoo.com

 

Materials Fee $25 Includes :
a Very Interesting Collage Pack with specially chosen hand made papers from all over the world, shredded currency, hand pressed flowers from my garden and more! Acrylic paints, hardwood panel, palette knives, paint brushes to share, and a handout with some landscape scenarios for inspiration.

Supplies Needed to bring for Class:
Soft gel medium, water container, baby wipes, tweezers
Optional: any special collage papers/items you would like to bring

Register here: ArtandSoulRetreat.com

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Artist Talk/Demo at High Road Gallery
Sep
15
2:00 PM14:00

Artist Talk/Demo at High Road Gallery

 

Join Mixed Media Artist Susan Rossiter for an afternoon of creative play at High Road Gallery & Studios in Worthington, OH. 
Susan’s going to show you how she repurposes ordinary items by embedding them into paintings. 
See the paintings progress and start to take shape layer after layer. 
The artist will talk about products, technique and process. A few attendees will have a chance to try some of these techniques and everyone will have time to ask questions!
If you’d like to participate please arrive early. Seats will be limited. 

High Road Gallery & Studios
12 E. Stafford Ave, Worthington, OH

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Mixed Media Topiary on Salvaged Wood
Mar
29
6:00 PM18:00

Mixed Media Topiary on Salvaged Wood

This is a small class in Dublin, OH. We'll be using Golden Acrylic paints, art papers and some papers I make myself to create this  distressed shabby-chic potted topiary on wood. You'll have some color/pattern choices to personalize your piece. We're also adding some subtle inspirational messages in the clouds. This piece measures 6"x24" and is the perfect size for that small wall in your home. Step by step instruction, hanging hardware, paints, gel medium, brushes, papers and salvaged wood substrate is all included. $45. The price is reduced because you are the first to take it. I'll be teaching the same class at Art and Soul Retreat Portland, OR in 2019. ArtandSoulRetreat.com

Just bring a drink, a friend and a scissors! All skill levels. If you can follow instructions; you can Make This!

Please pre-pay to reserve your seat. Paypal Susan.Rossiter@yahoo.com or email with any questions. 10 seats available.

Welcome email with directions will be sent out a few days before class. We're in the Tuttle Crossing area Dublin, OH

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3D Grunge Heart Mixed Media Exploration
Feb
17
9:00 AM09:00

3D Grunge Heart Mixed Media Exploration

This 3D Grunge Heart is full of crunchy, bright texture. The heart itself is made from composite wood, measuring 14 “ tall and 5” wide. Together, we’ll be creating graffiti, texturizing the hearts with crackle and oil pastel and designing a pair of wings to suit your 3D creation. There’s no limit to the fun! Metal adornments will be available in class to further embellish your heart.

I'm substituting for Denise Braun this year and the class will be kept as close as possible to Denise's style with a Susan twist ;)

For supply list and registration click here: ArtandSoulRetreat.com

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Happy Hour Scribble Flowers
Feb
16
1:30 PM13:30

Happy Hour Scribble Flowers

HaPpy HoUR ScriBbLe FLoWerS
This class integrates three favorite Mixed Media fundamentals: Collage, Mark Making and Negative Space Painting. Once you start making these crazy scribble flower paintings you won’t want to stop. Join me for a fun evening with music, paint, papers, pencils, wood panels and 3 hours of Mixed Media awesomeness!
Bring your soft gel and a drink and I’ll bring the rest! You’ll leave with a beautiful painting ready for the wall. Feel free to email with questions Susan.Rossiter@yahoo.com

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Sacred Story Cards
Feb
15
6:30 PM18:30

Sacred Story Cards

This course supports students as they create an entire deck of ANGEL CARDS all their own. Their Sacred Story comes alive when they utilize mixed media techniques to share their heartfelt visions. Each card is a 6 x 4” treasure of truth. And every student will leave class with a deck of 15-20 cards that can be utilized in their day to day journeys.

Vintage ephemera, trinkets and treasures embellish these cards. Along with beautiful acrylic paint and ink techniques. And every card has a front and back-side. We have plenty of room to create light and love while you write down your story (and the magic of your creative life thus far)! Every card has a “theme” as we work across the deck. As we explore light, transition and shadow elements of our experiences, you’ll come to better understand your truth. Your authentic voice. And what makes you an amazing, beautiful, soulful sister.

I'm substituting for Denise Braun this year and will be keeping the classes as close as possible to her style. Supply lists are the same- any changes will be posted ASAP.

Register here: ArtandSoulRetreat.com

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Chicken Painting for the Soul
Feb
14
9:00 AM09:00

Chicken Painting for the Soul

In this class I’ll show you from start to finish how I create these diverse, eclectic chickens. We’ll start with a basic chicken and incorporate some favorite artists’ styles and techniques. How would Picasso paint this chicken? How might Klimt or Modigliani finish this chicken? I’m going to provide some interesting suggestions and samples to inspire you and demonstrate my own specific techniques for drawing, painting and adding the finishing touches and tiny details- Combined with your own style and tastes you’ll go home with a fantastic piece and stretch your skills just outside of the box coop!
You’ll have freedom to use your favorite mixed media products and to use the provided examples of various chicken types and many artist styles in any combination. I’ll work with you as much or as little as you need to complete your piece. Feel free to email with questions susan.rossiter@yahoo.com

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Oct
26
9:00 AM09:00

Chicken Painting for the Soul Virginia Beach, VA

In this class I’ll show you from start to finish how I create these diverse, eclectic chickens. We’ll start with a basic chicken and incorporate some favorite artists’ styles and techniques. How would Picasso paint this chicken? How might Klimt or Modigliani finish this chicken? I’m going to provide some interesting suggestions and samples to inspire you and demonstrate my own specific techniques for drawing, painting and adding the finishing touches and tiny details- Combined with your own style and tastes you’ll go home with a fantastic piece and stretch your skills just outside of the box (coop!)
You’ll have freedom to use your favorite mixed media products and to use the provided examples of various chicken types and many artist styles in any combination. I’ll work with you as much or as little as you need to complete your piece. Feel free to email with questions susan.rossiter@yahoo.com

register at artandsoulretreat.com Virginia Beach 2017

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Sep
29
6:00 PM18:00

Felted Flower Rings Virginia Beach, VA

This class is a great introduction to felting because we’ll be covering a little bit of everything- wet felting, needle felting, and a variation of a very cool technique called “Upwolfing” courtesy of the amazing Irene Van Der Wolf. We’re working with a nice, big, colorful selection of beautiful alpaca and silk fibers, wool roving and glittery angel hair. You’ll be able to choose any colors you like to make 3 rings- enough for you to wear and share. If you have any questions: Susan.Rossiter@yahoo.com
The process is fun and the end result is a cool statement ring- you’ll have fun explaining how you made it to admirers!

Register here: artandsoulretreat.com Virginia Beach 2017

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Sep
26
6:00 PM18:00

Happy Hour Scribble Flowers! Virginia Beach, VA

This class integrates three Mixed Media basic fundamentals: Collage, Mark Making and Negative Space Painting. Once you start making these crazy scribble flower paintings you won’t want to stop. Join me for a fun evening with music, paint, papers, pencils, wood panels and 3 hours of Mixed Media awesomeness!
Bring your soft gel and a drink and I’ll bring the rest! You’ll leave with 3 paintings and some instruction on how to save your images and turn them into greeting cards using your computer. Feel free to email with questions Susan.Rossiter@yahoo.com

Register here: artandsoulretreat.com Virginia Beach 2017

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Sep
25
6:00 PM18:00

Watercolor Fish Virginia Beach, VA

Using micro paintbrushes is not for everyone- for me, creating a small pattern and filling in all the tiny details is meditative and relaxing. Add a small group of nice people and some music and I could paint all day. If you like getting lost in repetition, you’ll love this class. This is a fun class whether you’ve been drawing fish all your life or if this is your first time.
These little fish start out with a basic shape and then we add features and patterns with ink and watercolor to make them unique. I’ll have lots of fish examples for reference or you can bring your own images. I’ll guide you step by step to create a detailed watercolor fish painting you’ll want to take home and frame. If you have any questions: Susan.Rossiter@yahoo.com
 

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Sep
25
9:00 AM09:00

Intaglio Printmaking "Come up and see my etchings" Virginia Beach, VA

Printmaking has been around for hundreds of years. This class uses some traditional printmaking techniques combined with some non-traditional ideas. Neat, perfect illustrations or rustic shabby renderings- it’s up to you. Since we only have 1 day we’re going to focus on Dry Point Etching, Intaglio printing and Monoprints. We’re using AKUA products which are non-toxic and clean up with soap and water.
You’ll see how the plate is prepared with a beveled edge and then you’ll etch your design or image, learn how to ink and wipe the plate, prepare the printmaking papers and use the Pin Presses. We’ll create several editions of your etching. While the Intaglio prints are drying, we’ll work on some monoprints and I’ll show you some of the finishing techniques I use. You’ll have several of the same print to hand color with watercolor washes, pan pastels, Prismacolor Pencils, Derwent Inktense Pencils and more…Finally, you’ll sign and number your prints. I’m providing some samples for inspiration and you’ll see how no matter what your skill level you can make fantastic prints to take home and frame or share. If you have any questions: Susan.Rossiter@yahoo.com

 

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Jun
4
10:00 AM10:00

Mixed Media Printmaking

Welcome to Mixed Media Printmaking! We're learning some printmaking basics and creating intaglio prints and monoprints using pin presses. After your prints dry, we'll finish them up with pan pastels, collage, watercolors and gouache.

Please wear painting clothes, short sleeves and bring an image or subject you'd like to create. I'll some samples if you can't decide.

Plates, paints, papers, use of presses, ink and etching tools included- just bring yourself :)

at the Studio New Martinsburg, OH (6 spaces) CLASS IS FULL

 

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Watercolor Fish Minneapolis, MN
Apr
30
6:00 PM18:00

Watercolor Fish Minneapolis, MN

Using micro paintbrushes is not for everyone- for me, creating a small pattern and filling in all the tiny details is meditative and relaxing. Add a small group of nice people and some music and I could paint all day. If you like getting lost in repetition, you’ll love this class. This is a fun class whether you’ve been drawing fish all your life or if this is your first time.
These little fish start out with a basic shape and then we add features and patterns with ink and watercolor to make them unique. I’ll have lots of fish examples for reference or you can bring your own images. I’ll guide you step by step to create a detailed watercolor fish painting you’ll want to take home and frame. If you have any questions: Susan.Rossiter@yahoo.com
 

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Come up and see my Etchings Minneapolis, MN
Apr
30
9:00 AM09:00

Come up and see my Etchings Minneapolis, MN

Printmaking has been around for hundreds of years. This class uses some traditional printmaking techniques combined with some non-traditional ideas. Neat, perfect illustrations or rustic shabby renderings- it’s up to you. Since we only have 1 day we’re going to focus on Dry Point Etching, Intaglio printing and Monoprints. We’re using AKUA products which are non-toxic and clean up with soap and water.
You’ll see how the plate is prepared with a beveled edge and then you’ll etch your design or image, learn how to ink and wipe the plate, prepare the printmaking papers and use the Pin Presses. We’ll create several editions of your etching. While the Intaglio prints are drying, we’ll work on some monoprints and I’ll show you some of the finishing techniques I use. You’ll have several of the same print to hand color with watercolor washes, pan pastels, Prismacolor Pencils, Derwent Inktense Pencils and more…Finally, you’ll sign and number your prints. I’m providing some samples for inspiration and you’ll see how no matter what your skill level you can make fantastic prints to take home and frame or share. If you have any questions: Susan.Rossiter@yahoo.com

 

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Happy Hour Scribble Flowers! Minneapolis, MN
Apr
28
6:00 PM18:00

Happy Hour Scribble Flowers! Minneapolis, MN

This class integrates three Mixed Media basic fundamentals: Collage, Mark Making and Negative Space Painting. Once you start making these crazy scribble flower paintings you won’t want to stop. Join me for a fun evening with music, paint, papers, pencils, wood panels and 3 hours of Mixed Media awesomeness!
Bring your soft gel and a drink and I’ll bring the rest! You’ll leave with 3 paintings and some instruction on how to save your images and turn them into greeting cards using your computer. Feel free to email with questions Susan.Rossiter@yahoo.com

register at artandsoulretreat.com Minneapolis 2017

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Felted Flower Rings Minneapolis, MN
Apr
27
6:00 PM18:00

Felted Flower Rings Minneapolis, MN

This class is a great introduction to felting because we’ll be covering a little bit of everything- wet felting, needle felting, and a variation of a very cool technique called “Upwolfing” courtesy of the amazing Irene Van Der Wolf. We’re working with a nice, big, colorful selection of beautiful alpaca and silk fibers, wool roving and glittery angel hair. You’ll be able to choose any colors you like to make 3 rings- enough for you to wear and share. If you have any questions: Susan.Rossiter@yahoo.com
The process is fun and the end result is a cool statement ring- you’ll have fun explaining how you made it to admirers!

register at artandsoulretreat.com Minneapolis 1017

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Chicken Painting for the Soul Minneapolis, MN
Apr
26
9:00 AM09:00

Chicken Painting for the Soul Minneapolis, MN

In this class I’ll show you from start to finish how I create these diverse, eclectic chickens. We’ll start with a basic chicken and incorporate some favorite artists’ styles and techniques. How would Picasso paint this chicken? How might Klimt or Modigliani finish this chicken? I’m going to provide some interesting suggestions and samples to inspire you and demonstrate my own specific techniques for drawing, painting and adding the finishing touches and tiny details- Combined with your own style and tastes you’ll go home with a fantastic piece and stretch your skills just outside of the box (coop!)
You’ll have freedom to use your favorite mixed media products and to use the provided examples of various chicken types and many artist styles in any combination. I’ll work with you as much or as little as you need to complete your piece. Feel free to email with questions susan.rossiter@yahoo.com

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Apr
8
8:00 AM08:00

Watercolor Media & Inks: Last week of the 6 week series in the studio

Flowers and farm animals

Most people think only of pan watercolor paints when we talk about watercolor but there are many other water based crayons, sticks, tubes and blocks in the watercolor family. We’re going to use some fancy water media products and using our new drawing skills from Week 2- create some stunning flower and farm animal renderings.

No matter what your skill level I’ve put together a schedule for the next 6 weeks where you’ll learn several techniques and processes in drawing, acrylic, oil and watercolor painting plus collage and encaustic painting with cold wax. It’s a well rounded series and we’ll talk about example artists and a little art history. I’m going to give you a small sketchbook in the first class and each week we’ll make notes and examples so by the end of the series you’ll have a great reference book full of your new skills and art knowledge.

Each class is about 2 hours and all supplies are included. Prices are for one on one instruction at $25 for a hour or $40 for 2 hours. Classes are in my New Martinsburg studio on Saturday’s- contact me to secure a time if you are interested. Susan.Rossiter@yahoo.com

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Apr
1
8:00 AM08:00

Mixed Media Collage: Week 5 of a 6 week series in the studio

Self portraits

This day starts with a photo shoot! We’ll talk briefly about taking good photographs, composition and lighting then use    the photo of YOU to create a self portrait. We’re using inks, acrylics and papers on hardwood panels.

No matter what your skill level I’ve put together a schedule for the next 6 weeks where you’ll learn several techniques and processes in drawing, acrylic, oil and watercolor painting plus collage and encaustic painting with cold wax. It’s a well rounded series and we’ll talk about example artists and a little art history. I’m going to give you a small sketchbook in the first class and each week we’ll make notes and examples so by the end of the series you’ll have a great reference book full of your new skills and art knowledge.

Each class is about 2 hours and all supplies are included. Prices are for one on one instruction at $25 for a hour or $40 for 2 hours. Classes are in my New Martinsburg studio on Saturday’s- contact me to secure a time if you are interested. Susan.Rossiter@yahoo.com

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Mar
25
8:00 AM08:00

Oil Painting: Week 4 of a 6 week series in the studio

Encaustic technique with cold wax, gestural abstraction and exploring texture

This is a fun class where we’ll use some of the color and blending techniques with oil and wax to create several abstract paintings for your wall and your sketchbook.

No matter what your skill level I’ve put together a schedule for the next 6 weeks where you’ll learn several techniques and processes in drawing, acrylic, oil and watercolor painting plus collage and encaustic painting with cold wax. It’s a well rounded series and we’ll talk about example artists and a little art history. I’m going to give you a small sketchbook in the first class and each week we’ll make notes and examples so by the end of the series you’ll have a great reference book full of your new skills and art knowledge.

Each class is about 2 hours and all supplies are included. Prices are for one on one instruction at $25 for a hour or $40 for 2 hours. Classes are in my New Martinsburg studio on Saturday’s- contact me to secure a time if you are interested. Susan.Rossiter@yahoo.com

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Mar
18
8:00 AM08:00

Acrylic Painting: Week 3 of a 6 week series in the studio

 Negative space painting and Symbolism

Think of a story or message you’d like to tell in a painting- How would you paint it? Symbolism paintings are fascinating. I’ll show you some great examples for inspiration and then help you to create your own.

No matter what your skill level I’ve put together a schedule for the next 6 weeks where you’ll learn several techniques and processes in drawing, acrylic, oil and watercolor painting plus collage and encaustic painting with cold wax. It’s a well rounded series and we’ll talk about example artists and a little art history. I’m going to give you a small sketchbook in the first class and each week we’ll make notes and examples so by the end of the series you’ll have a great reference book full of your new skills and art knowledge.

Each class is about 2 hours and all supplies are included. Prices are for one on one instruction at $25 for a hour or $40 for 2 hours. Classes are in my New Martinsburg studio on Saturday’s- contact me to secure a time if you are interested. Susan.Rossiter@yahoo.com

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Mar
11
8:00 AM08:00

Drawing: Week 2 of a 6 week series in the studio

Still life, contour, weighted line, perspective, lighting, shadows and hand lettering.

This is a series of quick drawing activities and you will  definitely see your drawing skills improve by the end of class. We’ll also work on a couple hand lettering techniques with some helpful hints to add words to your art.

No matter what your skill level I’ve put together a schedule for the next 6 weeks where you’ll learn several techniques and processes in drawing, acrylic, oil and watercolor painting plus collage and encaustic painting with cold wax. It’s a well rounded series and we’ll talk about example artists and a little art history. I’m going to give you a small sketchbook in the first class and each week we’ll make notes and examples so by the end of the series you’ll have a great reference book full of your new skills and art knowledge.

Each class is about 2 hours and all supplies are included. Prices are for one on one instruction at $25 for a hour or $40 for 2 hours. Classes are in my New Martinsburg studio on Saturday’s- contact me to secure a time if you are interested. Susan.Rossiter@yahoo.com

 

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Mar
4
8:00 AM08:00

Acrylic Painting: Week 1 of a 6 week series in the studio

Week 1 Acrylic painting:    Painting warm-ups, blending, complimentary colors, reductive work and Fauvism. We’re going to start with the warm up exercises, see some examples and then create several paintings of our own.

No matter what your skill level I’ve put together a schedule for the next 6 weeks where you’ll learn several techniques and processes in drawing, acrylic, oil and watercolor painting plus collage and encaustic painting with cold wax. It’s a well rounded series and we’ll talk about example artists and a little art history. I’m going to give you a small sketchbook in the first class and each week we’ll make notes and examples so by the end of the series you’ll have a great reference book full of your new skills and art knowledge.

Each class is about 2 hours and all supplies are included. Prices are for one on one instruction at $25 for a hour or $40 for 2 hours. Classes are in my New Martinsburg studio on Saturday’s- contact me to secure a time if you are interested. Susan.Rossiter@yahoo.com

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