classes & workshops & coaching

2019 – ART BOOK CLUB & Classes at The Boulder JCC


Through the month of October, you will receive a prompt very Monday to promote a personal art practice, and then on Saturday October 26, 10am – 12:30 we will meet at the studio. Bring your homework, the book and art supplies and we will use the text as a workbook and play and make art and talk about our findings and share what we learned.
Get yourself a copy and sign up for one or three months.
Begin or continue your practice.


Sign up here: 
October only, $65

Save a little $$, and sign up for three months, October, November, and December, (we will have our Dember meet-up early January)
October, November, and December $180



(Arapahoe and Cherryvale Road, Boulder)

Abstract & Layered Watercolor Deconstruction

Wednesdays, October 2 – 30 (skips October 9) | 10 am – 12:30 pm | $180 |

Instructor: Alix Christian

We will be letting go, taking risks, and trusting the process. You will be introduced to various water media (watercolor paint, water-soluble crayons and pencils, and graphite), using basic drawing techniques to push and pull your imagery and layer the content. Then, we will add collage elements, stencils, tape, and even deconstruction. You will focus on pattern, image, and color. Bring an open mind, your willingness to experiment, and items of what inspires you (photos, magazine pictures, sketchbook, memories).


Unbridled Calligraphy
Thursdays, November 7 – 21 | 6 – 8:30 pm | $145 |

Instructor: Alix Christian

Letters become image and script is foreground or background. We will play with the written word and the motion of writing even when it is intentionally rendered illegible. We will write with unusual utensils such as shells, sticks, and straws as well as the usual pens, pencils, and calligraphic pens and nibs. Asemic writing is a wordless open semantic form of writing, providing space for interpretation by the reader. We will be using graphite, ink, watercolor, and mixed media on paper.


Image and Word Sandwich
Wednesdays, December 4 – 18 | 10 am – 12:30 pm | $145 |

Instructors: Michelle Auerbach and Alix Christian

Join us as we fill our hearts and souls with images and text from daily life. We will write from images that are personal to you and then draw from our writings to create journal entries that look like finished work, capturing moments of time. Easy drawing techniques and doodling with spots of watercolor will merge with free writing and luminous words to create word art on every page.


One more thing :: personal and in depth at the Studio:

Creativity Coaching

Sign up here for an hour long creative session in person or via skype.
See where we can nudge your work further and deeper and longer. Find room in your life for this important practice, with support.
Let’s see what we can do together to get you back on track or get started!

One hour session, $90, We will set up a time with payment.

For more information, email me ::




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