classes & workshops

 2018 Summer Classes, Open Studio WORK times and things coming up ::

only a couple of our chosen bookclub choices

painted pages book club
Research with us how an art book can motivate us artistically.
we have chosen for the first month, art before breakfast by Danny Gregory
now, we are going to use it like a workbook.

Next month we will pick another book, (one with more pictures) like:
urban watercolor sketching by Felix Scheiberger or,
living the creative life by Rice Freeman-Zachery and we’ll have a pile more to choose from.

The official Bookclub dates are:
4th Wednesday’s of the month, 5:30 -7:30
June 27, July 25, August 29
~ we will choose a different art book each month to use as our workbook
~ *Bonus* receive a weekly e-mail prompt & nudge to keep your experiments going
~ and for our end of the month gathering, we will play with paint and paper, experimenting and discussing the book

Three months, three books: $165 Be a full fledged member of all three, Painted Pages Bookclub

One-month, one book: $65,


And coming right up:

Tracey Russell’s master markmaking








Let’s explore abstract painting
“free-fall into abstract layering and mark making” with Tracey Russell

We will paint in acrylic by layering and carving and glazing and scraping and working the surface.
Making marks with graphite and charcoal and will use unconventional tools. It’ll be a full day of experimental fun.
We’ll be working on a large wooden panel 18″X18″, and keep colors to a minimum, black, white and one or two of your favorite colors.

class Saturday, June 30th. 10am – 4pm, with a short lunch break

Freefall abstract class, with Tracey Russel, Saturday, June 30th. $165. 

Supply list will be sent upon registration, or email me if you want to know more.
* Tracey is an artist recently from Denver now residing in Niwot. She has been a teacher at Denver Art Students League and shown her art throughout Colorado and the area.


then there is:

spontaneous, intuitive, monoprint

July’s favorite encaustic class: Encaustic Monoprint  


Wednesday July 18, 10am – 1:30 pm, $155
We will work directly on a hot palette with intense colors of encaustic paint. Draw, paint and mark into the wax. Then burnish paper overand into the wax, soaking up the color and creating a print. It is fast, intuitive, inventive and creates surprising results. You are guaranteed to be amazed. Each student will have use of their own palette to work on.
Maximum class size 5.­
Supply list: 3 or 4 R&F encaustic colors and a large size pad of Japanese rice paper

Sign up here:
Encaustic Monoprint: $155 Wednesday July 18


Beginning and further exploratory encaustic classes:

**no experience needed** One Day Workshops::
BEGINNING Encaustic Intensive* and CONTINUING student studies* (North Boulder “Garage Gallery” Studio, 4593 No. Broadway, #C-105)

Friday June 22, 10:00am – 3:30pm  “introduction to encaustic techniques with focus on layering paper & collage into wax”
And here is fall clases:
Friday, September 21, 10:00am – 3:30pm   “introduction to encaustic techniques with focus on mark making
Saturday, October 20, 10:00am – 3:30pm    “introduction to encaustic techniques with focus on mark making
Friday, November 16, 10:00am – 3:30pm   “introduction to encaustic techniques with focus on adding inclusions
Saturday, December 1, 10:00am – 3:30pm   “introduction to encaustic techniques with focus on layering paper & collage into wax”

Cost: $155; includes all materials. Limit 6 students.
Encaustic gives the artist the freedom (and challenge) to experiment with a variety of tools and techniques while painting with wax and fire! Working on wood panels you will create texture, gradation of color, multi layering, carved lines and patterns, added text and images, and more. The possibilities are endless. Learn basic encaustic techniques while giving yourself permission to play.
**No previous encaustic experience is required.
Register through Two Hands Paperie @

If you have SOME Encaustic Experience and/or an Invitation to returning Encaustic Students…

Encaustic Open Studio Work Times (North Boulder “Garage Gallery” Studio, 4593 No. Broadway, #C-105)
Wednesdays from 12:30 – 3:30pm     *email to reserve a spot
June 20, 10am – 1pm
July 11,110am – 1pm
August 8, 10am – 1pm

*Join me in my studio, on the first and third Wednesdays of the month and let me help you find direction and solve problems or use this time as an excuse to focus and get some quality time working on your own projects with some affirmative coaching. Griddles are supplied. Bring wax, torch, Viva and all other supplies. Or, let me know what you need and I will have supplies available for purchase like starter kits, boards, brushes, cans and wax, to get you off and running. Email me for a more extended supply list.

Pick your days, I’ll hold your spot. Space is very limited. Contact me ahead of time to reserve a space. 24 hour cancellation for your space to change dates only. Time card must be used by end of current session of which it is purchased, or forfeited. E-mail, call, or click here:   I reserve the right to cancel a workday within 48 hours of the scheduled day. If time is cancelled all effort will be made to reschedule the time.
**For anyone with some previous encaustic experience.

One-time cost: $65 per session, email me with the day that works for you

Purchase a 4 time card, @ $60 a session for $240.00


Art Journalling: dead easy drawing, hand lettering and scripting from the inside out

expanded classes