Classes in the Back Door Studio

Maria's Fabric Dyeing Class

Watercolor Painters

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Sepha & Nadya's Red Thread Class

Jane Aukshunas's Monoprint Workshop

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Currents Classes - Register Today - Any Time

Sat. & Sun., Feb. 16 & 17
noon - 4pm
Two Afternoon Classes: $160*
+ $25 supply fee to instructor
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,
10:30am-3:30pm
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,
10am-3pm
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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Class

Wed., April 3, 11 am - 3 pm
4-Hour Class: $40 + $20
Materials fee to instructor
If you have wanted to try oil painting, this class is for you! No experience required. We will work on simple subjects, painting from photos and a
lighted set-up. You'll learn to paint a simple still life and a landscape.
This is a single-session, fast-paced,
low-pressure experience. All materials included, just bring a
painting shirt or apron and lunch or snack.
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Class

Monday, April 8, 9am - Noon
Each 3-hour class: $45
OR All 4 classes: $160
Use Coupon Code 4ALL4
for discount at checkout
Learn the essentials of classical
drawing in these four introductory
sessions. Each class will cover a
different aspect of drawing, such as
understanding the challenges of
drawing what you see versus the
picture in your head; the
expression of form using light and shadow; use of negative space;
and learning how to shade. Take a single class or sign up for all four
and receive a discount. Supply list available upon registration.
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Class

Monday, April 15, 9am - Noon
Each 3-hour class: $45
OR All 4 classes: $160
Use Coupon Code 4ALL4
for discount at checkout
Learn the essentials of classical
drawing in these four introductory
sessions. Each class will cover a
different aspect of drawing, such as
understanding the challenges of
drawing what you see versus the
picture in your head; the
expression of form using light and shadow; use of negative space;
and learning how to shade. Take a single class or sign up for all four
and receive a discount. Supply list available upon registration.
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Class

Monday, April 22, 9am - Noon
Each 3-hour class: $45
OR All 4 classes: $160
Use Coupon Code 4ALL4
for discount at checkout
Learn the essentials of classical
drawing in these four introductory
sessions. Each class will cover a
different aspect of drawing, such as
understanding the challenges of
drawing what you see versus the
picture in your head; the
expression of form using light and shadow; use of negative space;
and learning how to shade. Take a single class or sign up for all four
and receive a discount. Supply list available upon registration.
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Class

Monday, April 29, 9am - Noon
Each 3-hour class: $45
OR All 4 classes: $160
Use Coupon Code 4ALL4
for discount at checkout
Learn the essentials of classical
drawing in these four introductory
sessions. Each class will cover a
different aspect of drawing, such as
understanding the challenges of
drawing what you see versus the
picture in your head; the
expression of form using light and shadow; use of negative space;
and learning how to shade. Take a single class or sign up for all four
and receive a discount. Supply list available upon registration.
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Class

Saturday, April 6, 1 pm – 4 pm
Three hour class: $45
For intermediate and advanced students. This class will explore old and new methods of creating textures in watercolor paintings. Some will be multimedia. We
will work at a fast pace to get to as many techniques as possible in the time allotted. Many of these techniques come from the book, “Watercolor, The Spirit of Spontaneity” by Karlyn Holman. A
materials list will be provided.
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Class

Saturday, April 13, 8:45am-3:30pm
One day class: $70
+ $5 materials fee to instructor
Kim Black has been making and teaching pine needle basketry for over 30 years. Join her for this one day class which will cover instruction in beginning pine needle basketry skills. Students will start with a wood base and complete a 4 inch dish using two stitches.Material preparation will also be covered. It is a fun way to spend a day learning something new. All materials and handouts are provided. Class size is limited so sign up early!
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Class

Wednesday, April 17, 11 am - 3 pm
4-Hour Class: $40
+ $20 Materials fee to instructor
The weather and time don't always cooperate with our painting plans, so let's paint from photographs. Learn how to choose the right
photo, develop a painting from one or more photos, and how to source or take photos that make good paintings. In this single session,
fast-paced, low-pressure class you will paint a still life and a landscape as exercises.
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Class

Saturday, April 27, 11 am-4 pm
5-Hour Class: $60
$5 materials fee to instructor
Have you always wanted to learn how to make a collage? Are you
experienced in this medium, but want to try something different? Are you an artist who winds up with a lot of unusable scraps of paper? Then this fun class is for you! This class will focus on transforming these scraps into a beautiful embellishment that you can incorporate into your art journal, cards, scrapbook pages and other art projects. You will collage your leftover paper, ribbon, string, lace, fabric and die cut scraps to make a
master board that will be the base for creating an endless supply of embellishments for future art projects.
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Class

Wednesday, May 1, 11 am - 3 pm
4-Hour Class: $40
+ $20 Materials fee to instructor
Spend a day painting water scenes: ocean waves, beaches, lake and water. We'll explore techniques and creativity in a low pressure, friendly setting, with emphasis on
techniques and creativity. You will paint a still water scene and a seascape.
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Class

Saturday, May 4, 9 am – 4 pm
One Day class: $75
+ $15 materials fee to instructor
Several useful techniques will be taught to create a finished bowl that looks like leather. You’ll learn to transfer and wood burn a pattern; carve that pattern; stipple for texture
and embellish. You will take home a finished bowl! Bring your dremel and burrs, your wood burner and mask.
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Class

Wednesday, May 15, 11 am - 3 pm
4-Hour Class: $40
+ $20 Materials fee to instructor
Let's go beyond blue skies! We'll take on the wide variety of sky scenes you want to use in your landscape paintings. A variety of colors, clouds, and techniques will enhance your creativity. We'll paint a sunset and a cloudscape in class. This is a low-pressure, fast-paced
session to enhance your creativity.
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Class

Sat & Sun, June 8-9, 10 am-3 pm
Two day class: $185*
+ $10 materials fee to instructor
Use Coupon Code 190608EarlyBird
if you sign up by May 8

Enjoy playing with the luscious texture and versatility of oil pastel. This workshop focuses on using oil pastels combined with colored pencils, painting mediums such as acrylic and watercolor &how they interact with various substrates and GOLDEN textures and paints. We will experiment with grounds and a variety of surfaces to change the way oil pastels behave. We'll explore creation of imagery that evolves intuitively rather than intentionally. This class is for both beginners and those more experienced. Bring your own ideas for subject matter or use those supplied in class. Receive a materials list upon registration.

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