Classes in the Back Door Studio

Maria's Fabric Dyeing Class

Watercolor Painters

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Sepha & Nadya's Red Thread Class

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Watch for more detailed info coming soon. Price increases to $185 after Sept. 18, 2019

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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
*All materials included; bring a painting shirt and lunch or snack.
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
*All materials included; bring a painting shirt and lunch or snack.
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

Mondays - May 6, 13, 20, June 3
10am –noon
Four 2-hour workshops: $160*
Use Coupon Code 190506EarlyBird
*$130 if you sign up by April 12
Do you love Flowers? Join Toni for this series of fun-filled workshops. We will explore color mixing to get loose, juicy washes that will turn
into lovely garden flowers. Each week the class will focus on flowers in a different setting.
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Class

Friday, May 10, noon-4pm
4-hour class: $65
Are you looking for Acrylic Patinas, Faux Encaustic Formulas, Marbling, Rust, Skins, Delicious Drips and Pours? In the last two decades Corrine has experimented with and explored new acrylic methods. Now she is sharing her tips and tech-niques! Explore new tools to create paint tracks and develop surfaces. This workshop is for painters, mixed media, book arts artists and anyone who is fascinated with the concept of fooling the eye. Enjoy this four-hour
investigation of acrylic materials and leave with your own sample boards.
Just bring an old hand towel and a 9” x 12" Strathmore 400 Series Mixed
Media Pad. All wet materials and tools will be provided.
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Class

Saturday, May 11, 10am—3pm
5-hour class: $90
+ $20 materials fee to instructor

Batik is the ancient art of applying wax resist and colored dyes to fabric. In this fun-filled, creative workshop you will learn the process of designing and making batiks using contemporary materials. Learn the various techniques: using tools, applying colors and wax, setting your colors. Create designs as simple or
complicated as you desire. Achieve beautiful effects through resist dyeing, which often results in amazing, unpredictable texture and
tones. Also, explore the use of GOLDEN acrylics and batik in a painterly fashion. Participants will leave with a scarf and batik samples. No experience necessary.

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Class

Wednesday, May 15, 11 am - 3 pm
4-Hour Class: $40
+ $20 Materials fee to instructor
*All materials included; bring a painting shirt and lunch or snack.
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

Wednesday, May 15, 6:30 pm - 9:30pm
Friday, May 17, 6:30 pm - 9:30pm
Saturday, May 18, 8 am - 10am
Sunday, May 19, 1 pm - 5 pm
Four day workshop: $225*
Use Coupon Code 190519EarlyBird *$185 if you sign up by April 15
Rusty Rae, on staff at the News Register, has been making images
for more than 40 years. He is a former Nikon School Photographer & loves helping people become “smarter than their camera”. You will learn to meld technical skill with your creative vision. We will cover: setting up your digital camera, camera math, metering, choosing the right lens, adding light, using your flash, macro and micro photography, photographing people, travel scenes, and landscape, composition, and basic post production work flow. The course includes shooting assign-ments and feedback, and a Saturday morning shooting session with the instructor. PDFs of course notes and syllabus will be available for down-load two weeks prior to the class.
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Class

Saturday, May 25, 11 am – 2;30 pm
3.5-hour class: $45
+ $15 materials fee to instructor
Design, draw and create your own fanciful bird using collage papers, tape, wire and feathers. We will discuss color and the art of collage. Bring your imagination to class!
All supplies included. If you have wire cutters please bring them to bend wire.
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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
*$160 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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Class

Wednesday, June 12, 10 am—3 pm
5-hour workshop: $90
+ $20 materials to instructor
Discover this traditional method of
wood block printmaking! Join this
international batik and block print
artist for a rich experience of designing and printing fabrics. This workshop introduces you to designing techniques, tools, and the keys to hand printing textiles. This workshop is perfect for quilters, embroiderers, and all kinds of makers at all levels from beginners to more experienced fiber artists. Explore the magic of printing with contemporary media, carving rubber blocks and using GOLDEN OPEN Acrylics while keeping the soft hand of the fabric.
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Class

Saturday, June 22, 11 am—3 pm
4-hour class: $45
+ $15 materials fee to instructor
We will layer papers to “paint” our collage, starting with a drawing and then an acrylic underpainting, We will
experiment with Citrasolv paper, maps, paint, stamping, gelli print papers, book pages, Joss paper, and more. We’ll discuss color, abstraction, as we turn a photo into abstract art! All tools and materials will be supplied, as well as various size mat boards. If you prefer you may bring your own canvas or wood sub-strate. Students may also bring several simple designs and photos, however the instructor will have ideas to start from. Feel free to bring magazines or papers you wish to incorporate. Beginners and intermediate students welcome.
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Class

Saturday, August 24, 10am–12:30pm (lunch break) 1:30–4pm
One day workshop: $140*
Use Coupon Code 190824EarlyBird *$120 if you sign up by July 24
This workshop will give you the necessary tools and techniques to
develop a lifelong passion for drawing on location and telling stories using your sketches. Cultivate the ability to draw quickly from direct observation. Create vivid, funny and memorable snapshots of everyday life. The
morning session includes: discussion of urban sketching; developing the habit of sketching; assembling your portable tool kit; achieving expressive, fluid, and confident ink lines to quickly portray your subject. The afternoon session includes,“Making your World Come Alive with Watercolor”; working on classic watercolor techniques. We will combine ink and watercolor to achieve breathtaking effects. Sketching can make you a keen observer and is an infinite source of learning, creativity, and inspiration.
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