Classes in the Back Door Studio

Maria's Fabric Dyeing Class

Watercolor Painters

Busy Day

Sepha & Nadya's Red Thread Class

Jane Aukshunas's Monoprint Workshop

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Back Door Studio Coordinator

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Currents Classes - Register Today - Any Time

Sat., January 5, 10 am—4pm
One day class: $65,
All supplies included
<> Create spiritual connection
<> Embrace your deepest self
  • <>Learn to listen to your Soul
  • You will find this workshop most helpful to deepen your connection with your Soul for the New Year. In this fun but deep workshop we will use the four directions of the medicine wheel to access ancient knowledge. We will make ally cards for the four directions on the wheel, connecting us with our Soul, allowing us to embrace parts of ourselves that may have been misplaced or misunderstood. These cards will help us remember that we are supported by angels, ancestors, and allies working on our behalf to bring our greatest good. Bring your journal. No art experience necessary.
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Sat., January 12, 11am—3pm
4 hour class: $40
+ $15 supply fee to instructor
Learn to make your own collage paper including techniques such as citrasolv, brayering, stencils, stamping, gelli prints, combing, and more… then start creating a wild and colorful abstract collage. We will talk about color and abstraction, then have fun turning your own photo (or one available to choose from) into abstract art! All supplies included. Beginners and Intermediate students welcome.
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Saturdays., February 2 & 9,
Two Afternoon Classes: $75
If you’re an artist, a writer, or simply curious about blogging,
this class will explain why you
should blog, how to set-up and
manage a blog on Wordpress and
how to get followers. By the end of
this class, you will have a blog set up and will be good to go!
Alanna Pass is an active artist, writer, and blogger. Visit her blog at Bring your
laptop computer.
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Sat. & Sun., Feb. 16 & 17
noon - 4pm
Two Afternoon Classes: $160*
+ $25 supply fee to instructor
*Early Bird Discount: $145
Use Coupon Code 190216EarlyBird
if you sign up by Jan. 16
Explore the beauty of oils in this
weekend workshop. Learn some classical approaches to building a
composition, as well as courage to trust your intuition. A successful painting balances understanding of technique and listening to the emotion of the painting. Students will learn brush work, blending and some color theory. No drawing experience is needed but it would be helpful! Students will build two compositions and small exercises on canvas. Canvases, turpentine and linseed oil will be provided. Ask for materials list upon registration.
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Friday, February 22,
One Day Workshop: $95
We will investigate the palette of Henri Matisse using Modern pigments to replace historical hues. Matisse was known for using complementary pairs in this period. We will explore color mixing through a variety of exercises aimed at developing a color journal. These will include building a color wheel, following Henri's brush strokes of "Madame Matisse" and reproducing an abstract painting using your creative license. These color notes will guide you in future work and are part of the Golden Teaching Triad series “The Color Journal”. All supplies are included.
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Sunday, March 3,
Five Hour Class: $95
Looking for a Rust Recipe? Does your heart patter over Gold Leafing, Acrylic Patinas, Faux Encaustic Formulas, Tar Gel Marbling, Delicious Drips and Pours? In the last two decades,
Corrine, a Certified GOLDEN
Working Artist, has been exploring
and experimenting with all these
techniques! This workshop is perfect for painters, mixed media, book arts artists, and anyone who is fascinated with the concept of fooling the eye. You'll investigate acrylic materials and leave with your own sample boards of “Radical Recipes” for future reference. All tools and Golden paints will be supplied.
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Sat. & Sun., March 16 & 17, 9am - 4pm 
2 Day Workshop $185*
+ $50 materials fee to instructor.
*Early Bird Discount: $160
Use Coupon Code 190316EarlyBird
if you sign up by Feb. 16
In this transforming 2 day workshop, learn how to use the amazing Dremel. Learn how to drill, cut, carve, etch, shape, polish and grind craft materials such as glass, plastic, metals, clay, wood, tile and more. You’ll work with hard and soft materials
and learn to use the numerous bits effects. As you play with the dremel, you will make a small book, for future reference, filled with the samples you created in various materials. Great for book artists, printmakers, jewelers, sculptors, or anyone wanting to work with materials beyond paper and fabric. The $50 materials fee includes a case containing 228 rotary bits for your dremel tool for working most any material, as well as precut materials for class and other misc. supplies. All skill levels are welcome. Please bring your own dremel tool. Sign up early, class size is limited.
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Friday, March 18, 9am-4pm
Full Day Class: $95
+ $30 materials fee to instructor
Make an elegant etching on glass using the Amazing Dremel. It’s as easy as drawing on paper. You will be introduced to the dremel as you do a few practice pieces and see the results of various bits. Then you will move on to your 8”x 10” piece. Go abstract or realistic, add color or dimension by working on both sides of the glass. From this class you can easily move on to 3-D wine glasses, vases, dishes, glazed ceramics and much more. This workshop, specific to using your dremel on glass, is a good project class to compliment The Amazing Dremel class offered March 16 and 17.   No experience is necessary. The $30 kit fee includes the glass and a selection of bits that are yours to keep. Everything you need except the dremel.
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Sat., March 23, 9 am— 5 pm
One day class: $70
+ $25 material fee to instructor
Coiling is a fun and easy basket weaving technique. Learn how to attach hand dyed Danish cord to the edge of a gourd, how to weave open and closed coiling, how to free form coil, and how to attach a row of beads to the coil. Choose from several color combinations of gourds, Danish cord and waxed linen thread to personalize your creation. Jane will share her techniques of dyeing the gourd and cording to match. You'll be able to finish this project in class. No weaving experience required. You will need to bring a drill or Dremel tool with collet for small 1/16” bit (there will be extras if you don’t have one) and a pair of scissors. All other materials will be provided.
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Sat. & Sun., March 30 & 31,
10:30am— 2pm
Two Day Workshop: $150*
*Early Bird Discount: $135
Use Coupon Code 190330EarlyBird
if you sign up by March 1
Explore the many moods of the landscape by studying light and
shadow and its play in creating mood, as well as the use of color
and glazing techniques. Learn how to paint evergreen and deciduous trees and create atmospheric skies. All skill levels are welcome. A supply list will be provided.
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