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August

OPEN STUDIO TOUR
Saturday, August 24th, 10am - 5pm
Sunday, August 25th, 10am - 5pm

September

1st Saturday Art Walk, Saturday, Sept. 7th, 5-7pm

WORKSHOPS:
Make an Altered Book Journal -
Sat., Sept. 21st
Sketching the Journey - Sat. Sept. 28th

October

1st Saturday Art Walk, Saturday, October 5th, 5-7pm

WORKSHOPS:
Joyful Bookbinding - Sew Your Own Journal -
Sat., Oct. 19th
Painting Autumn Leaves & Gourds in Watercolor -
Sun., Oct. 20th
The Illustrated Journal - Watercolor and Collage - Sat., Oct. 26th
Exploring Collage & Mixed Media - Sun., Oct. 27th

November

1st Saturday Art Walk, Saturday, Nov. 2nd, 5-7pm

WORKSHOPS:
Children’s Book Journal -
Sat., Nov. 23rd

December

1st Saturday Art Walk, Saturday, Dec. 7th, 5-7pm


January 2020

1st Saturday Art Walk, TBD

WORKSHOPS:
Sketching the Journey -
Sat., Jan. 11th
Make an Altered Book Journal - Sun. Jan. 12th
Joyful Beginning Watercolor -
Weekend, Jan. 18th-19th
Bring Things You are Working on and Get Help - Sat. Jan. 25th
Expressive Watercolor - Painting from your Photos -Sun., Jan. 26th

February

1st Saturday Art Walk, Saturday, Feb. 1st, 5-7pm

WORKSHOPS:
Introduction to Oil Painting Alla Prima -
Fri.-Sun., Feb. 7th, 8th, 9th
The Illustrated Journal - Watercolor and Collage - Sat. Feb. 15th
Watercolor: Beaches, Waves & Water - Sat. Feb. 22nd
Joyful Bookbinding - Sew Your Own Journal - Sun. Feb. 23rd
Watercolor: Animals & Pets - Sat. Feb. 29th

March

WORKSHOPS:
Sketching the Journey
 - Sun. March 1st
Painting Bodacious Blooms in Watercolor -
Sat. March 28th

ART JOURNALING RETREAT
The Adventurer’s Journal 3 Day Workshop - Fri., Sat., Sun., March 20th- 22nd

General Information:

What to Expect

Workshops have a maximum of 10 spaces, unless held offsite. We create a safe and supportive atmosphere to encourage your creativity. We understand that taking an art class can sometimes be nerve racking. Our focus is on having fun while exploring materials and learning techniques. You can’t get it wrong! Come see how fun it is to explore your creativity! Classes include a detailed handout to help you remember everything after class. The studio is closed to the general public during workshops.

Lunch

Full day workshops include a one hour break for lunch. You are welcome to patronize one of Langley’s many eateries or bring a lunch. Microwave and hot water available. Studio will remain open during lunch, so you may come and go as you please. You may also work on your projects during lunch.

Cancellation & Refund Policy

You may cancel your workshop two weeks prior to the start date and receive a full refund. Past this time, you may also transfer your workshop to a friend and notify us of the new person’s name. If we have a wait list, and can give your spot to someone else, we will give you a full refund.

If Studio 106 has to cancel a class for any reason, you may choose a full refund, or put it towards another workshop. Be sure that the email address you give us is one you check regularly.


Payment

You may pay online using Paypal or a credit card. If you prefer to mail or drop off a check at the studio, please email Liesel with the workshop title and dates to save your spot.

Location

Studio 106
106 McLeod Alley, Langley, WA

Located on beautiful Whidbey Island, just 15 minutes from the Clinton ferry dock.

Parking

Street parking is available on 1st and 2nd street. All the spots immediately next to Studio 106 belong to other businesses. Extra parking can be found on 3rd street, behind Langley Village. Give yourself some extra time in the summer.

Accessibility

There are two steps down into the studio, with a hand rail on the right side. We are happy to assist you with carrying down walkers or other items.


Workshops


Make an Altered Book Journal
85.00

Date: Saturday, September 21st OR Sunday, January 12th
Time: 10am-3pm

Instructor: Liesel Lund

No experience needed! This is a great way to dive in and try mixed media. Come learn how to convert a used book into your very own journal. We'll discuss different kinds of books to use and then we'll prepare the cover and strengthen the pages. You'll learn how to create a palette for acrylic paint, and how to mix and apply it for different effects. Next, you'll layer paint with collage to build interesting pages. You'll also learn how to fold, cut and alter the pages to add windows, pages and pockets. You'll go home inspired with fun techniques and your own altered book journal to continue your mixed media journey!

Bring:
-A used hard back book - choose one that has some images you like or none. Don’t choose one you love - because then you won’t want to cover up the pages.
-Apron or wear clothes you don’t mind getting paint on (just in case)
-Note taking materials

All other supplies are provided

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Sketching the Journey
85.00

Date: Saturday, September 28th, Saturday, January 11th or Sunday, March 1st
Time: 10am-3pm

Instructor: Liesel Lund

The perfect introduction to using ink pen and watercolor to create lively sketches. Learn how fun it is to mix these two mediums to capture scenes around you locally or while you are traveling. You will learn an easy way to begin sketching designed for beginners. I’ve taught this to MANY people and they all came away amazed at how it easy it was. In addition to learning how to sketch and add watercolor, we will also cover tips and supplies for making traveling light easier. We’ll look at ways to mix in writing too.

Bring photos of subjects you would like to sketch, or you can pick from a variety of my photos.
All art supplies provided. You are welcome to bring your own painting supplies if you prefer- as our brushes are student grade and the paint palette is limited to 10 colors.

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Joyful Bookbinding - Sew Your Own Journal!
85.00

Date: Saturday, October 19th or Sunday, February 23rd
Time: 10am - 3pm

Instructor: Liesel Lund

They look hard. But they just require a little time - and it is so worth it! Handmade books are so beautiful! Learn how to make your own book using your choice of paper. If you love to write, use your favorite writing paper. If you love to sketch, watercolor or collage, use your favorite art paper. You will receive instructions on two different styles of binding - though in class you will only have time to do one of them. Through demonstrations and samples, Liesel will walk you through how to stitch your book. She will also demonstrate ideas for decorating your covers. You will head home with a book ready to fill! Handmade books also make great gifts for the creative people in your life.

Supply List: Covers- bring two canvas boards the same size OR a hard back book to use the covers of. Paper - bring whatever kind of paper you love. Make sure the width of the paper is twice the width of your cover and the same height as the cover or less. You may cut down your paper ahead of time, or use the tear bars in class. I use 140lb watercolor paper for my art books. Hot press is smooth, better for sketching and writing, cold press is textured and great for watercolor. Both handle collage and acrylic paint well. Handout with detailed instructions, tools, binding thread and supplies for decorating are provided.

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Celebrating Autumn in Watercolor
85.00

Date: Sunday, October 20th
Time: 10am-3pm

Instructor: Liesel Lund

Fall is an intoxicating blend of color, texture and scents. In this workshop we will celebrate all that nature offers in this season. We’ll start with painting single autumn leaves and then move on to gourds, dried grasses, and full landscapes. Learn paint colors that will help you create the magic of fall, special texture techniques to create nature on a two dimensional surface and how to use expressive marks to invigorate your painting. It will be easier if you’ve had a little experience with watercolor before, but a beginner can dive in and enjoy this too. The focus will be on painting techniques. You will be provided with all the supplies and fall leaves to paint. You are very welcome to bring your own leaves, gourds, grasses, etc or nature photos of fall to paint from. You may bring your own watercolor paper and brushes if you prefer not to use the student grade supplies. The paint provided with the class is high quality- with colors perfect for autumn!

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The Illustrated Journal - Watercolor & Collage
85.00

Date: Saturday, October 26th or Saturday, February 15th
Time: 10am-3pm

Instructor: Liesel Lund

The Illustrated Journal is a place where you can illustrate ideas, ponder life, and doodle about things you love. I’ve used it to relax at the end of the day, dream about a new place to live, and to celebrate the current season.

In this workshop you don’t need to know how to draw at all. You will learn tricks for working with watercolor, ways to add in collage images and papers, and how to illustrate your ideas. You may want to use it to visualize your dreams which really helps to manifest them! Learn ways to combine writing with your collage to make interesting compositions. This will be a fun workshop emphasizing play and exploring whatever ideas you wish. No art experience necessary.

Please bring a journal with 140lb watercolor paper and your favorite writing pen. All other supplies are provided. If you prefer to use your own watercolor supplies, you are welcome to bring them.

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Exploring Collage & Mixed Media
85.00

Date: Sunday, October 27th
Time: 10am-3pm

Instructor: Liesel Lund

No experience necessary.
Come join us for a fun day exploring a variety of collage and mixed media techniques. Working in a journal or on paper, discover ways to use collage materials you can use beyond the expected. Learn how to layer collage, add in acrylic paint, craypas and other interesting textures to create beautiful pieces where you can’t tell immediately how it was made. Enjoy the fun of creating! You may use these techniques in an art journal, to make birthday cards for your friends, or to later share with the children in your life. All supplies provided.

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Make a Children's Book Journal
85.00

Date: Saturday, November 23rd
Time: 10am-3pm

Instructor: Liesel Lund

Children’s books continue to capture our fascination long after childhood. In this workshop, we’ll celebrate the magic of these wonderful books. Liesel will demonstrate how to cut apart a book, and sew it back together incorporating your own combination of pages from books and/or whatever kind of paper you wish to use, such as writing or watercolor paper. You may have seen journals made with Nancy Drew book covers or other childhood favorites. These make great journals to work in or gifts for friends and family. You will also learn fun techniques for decorating the pages. Liesel included some of her favorite childhood memories and photos in hers. Bring 2-4 children’s books - one will be used for the covers, the other for inside pages or collage. All other supplies provided.

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Joyful Beginning Watercolor
165.00

Date: Weekend, January 18th-19th
Time: 10am-4pm

All supplies provided.

Instructor: Liesel Lund

Discover the joy of watercolor painting! Designed for the absolute beginner, this workshop will give you a broad understanding of watercolor, supplies and techniques. This class covers everything I wish someone had taught me when I began to paint. You will learn all about the types of paint, paper, brushes and palettes, so when you do go shopping, you will know what you are looking at and what you prefer. Taught in a supportive atmosphere. You will quickly learn that watercolor isn’t hard and it is a wonderful way to add creativity to your life. You will learn several ways to work with this beautiful medium.

No art experience necessary.

Note taking materials recommended. All supplies provided.

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Bring Things You are Working On & Get Help
50.00

Date: Saturday, January 25th
Time: 10am-3pm

Instructor: Liesel Lund

This workshop is for anyone who has taken a paid class from me before, and wants to get more help on it, without the cost of a private lesson. I often hear at the end of the workshop that folks would like more time to work. Bring all your own supplies and your project and have the fun of working together with a group for the day. Sometimes you just want a place to work and someone to help you remember how to do something. I’ll be available for individual consultations as often as they are needed. Whether you are working in watercolor, watercolor sketching, mixed media, art journaling or bookbinding- you and your project are welcome!

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Expressive Watercolor - Painting From Your Photos
75.00

Date: Sunday, January 26th
Time: 10am-3pm

Instructor: Liesel Lund

Discover how to paint beautiful and expressive paintings from your photos. We’ll look at how to choose your subject, orientation, focal point, and how to edit and enhance your subject. We’ll discuss the common visual errors created by photography and how to avoid them. Learn how to mix rich shadows and save your whites. You will be working from your own photos in this class, so you will get to learn from everyone as the subject matter will vary. Group demos and lots of individual instruction provided.

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-A wide selection of at least 10 photos printed out is best, because you can overlay tracing paper to try out different compositions. Photos on devices are okay, but hard to work from.
- Your watercolor painting supplies: 140lb Watercolor paper, brushes, palette with paint.
We do have student grade brushes available, as well as paper towels, water containers, and spray bottles.

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Introduction to Oil Painting Alla Prima
230.00

Date: Friday, Saturday & Sunday, February 7th-9th
Time: 10am-3pm

Instructor: Liesel Lund

Discover the joy of painting with juicy, colorful oil paint in this beginning class. This class will focus on working “alla prima” - where you produce your painting all in one sitting. This creates beautiful colors as you are mixing your colors directly onto the surface. We’ll begin by discussing materials: brushes, paint, and substrates. Then we will dive into painting with step by step demos each followed by time to paint and individual consultations. This class is limited to 8 students to allow for more individual instruction. Discover how fun this medium is!

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Watercolor- Painting Beaches, Waves & Water
75.00

Date: Saturday, February 22nd
Time: 10am-3pm

Instructor: Liesel Lund

We live in a gorgeous part of the world just calling us to paint it. But painting our beautiful Puget Sound and other types of water often stymy one. How do you paint water? Crashing waves? Sandy beaches? Rocky beaches? We will cover that and more in this fun class. We’ll also look at how to paint reflections and sunlight on water. For those of you who collect shells, rocks and driftwood- we’ll look at how to portray those as well. Bring your own photos and beach combing treasures and get group and individual guidance on how to paint them. This class is best for someone with at least some familiarity with watercolor.

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-Any source photos of water, beaches or beach combing treasures that you would like to paint. It is easier to use printed out photos than an ipad/phone, as the lighting remains consistent.
- Your watercolor painting supplies: 140lb Watercolor paper, brushes, palette with paint.

Some unique paints and tools for painting water will be available, as well as student grade brushes, paper towels, water containers, and spray bottles.

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Watercolor - Painting Animals and Pets
75.00

Date: Saturday, February 29th
Time: 10am-3pm

Instructor: Liesel Lund

Do you have a favorite animal or pet? Painting animals that you admire and love is really fun. We’ll look at how to paint fur, scales and feathers. And the most critical part of all - how to paint the eyes. This will bring your animal to life if you can paint believable eyes. Learn how to place the animal in an interesting composition to tell the viewer where they live or how big they are. Several group demos and lots of individual instruction provided. You will be painting from your own photos- so bring whatever you would like to learn how to paint!

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-A selection of photos printed out is best, because you can overlay tracing paper to try out different compositions. Photos on devices are okay, but harder to work from.
- Your watercolor painting supplies: 140lb Watercolor paper, brushes, palette with paint.
We do have student grade brushes available, as well as paper towels, water containers, and spray bottles.

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ART JOURNALING RETREAT - The Adventurer's Journal
from 85.00

Options: ALL 3 DAYS March 20-22nd | Just Friday, March 20th | Just Sat. & Sun. March 21-22
Time: 10am-3pm
No experience required.

Instructor: Liesel Lund

I have had many requests to teach this formerly one day workshop, as a multi day workshop.

FRIDAY- Make the Journal.
On Friday we will make the Adventurer’s Journal structure with covers and blank inside pages. What do you get when you combine a used hardback book, fabric scraps, trims, decorative tins, ribbon and beads? A luscious journal with pages full of wonder! Come learn how to deconstruct a book, create a spine and tie in the pages. Discover how to age and distress the pages to make it look old. You'll learn how to cut down a decorative tin container (like a cookie or popcorn tin). To create our magical covers, we'll attach tin, fabrics and trims. Your book can have any theme you wish: mermaid, pirate, magician, Victorian, nature journal-whatever speaks to you! Create a whole new world in a book!

Saturday and Sunday - Work on the Interior of the Journal
You may work in your own Adventurer’s Journal made in a previous class OR bring any kind of journal with pages strong enough to handle collage and acrylic paint. In these two days, we will pull out all the stops and cover techniques for paint, collage, wire wrapping, pockets, tabs, moving parts, foil, and fabric. Learn folding techniques, and how to add windows, doors and flaps. Discover how to incorporate unusual materials such as vellum, acetate and mica sheet. Discussion on themes, ideas and composition will also be included.

Friday’s Supply list:
-Hardback book to cut apart
-A decorative tin container that has images you like (think popcorn, cookie or tea tins- often found at thrift stores)
-Paper for your pages. Watercolor, art paper, or writing paper. 
-Ribbon, twine, cord or yarn to tie in your pages.
-A pair of garden gloves-ideally with rubber grip palms-these are required to protect your hands when you cut up the tin-it is VERY sharp. 
- Tin snips- some garden clippers can work for this--Or you can share the available tools.
Optional: Fabric scraps and trim for your cover. 

Supplies provided: Tools, glue, wire, small beads, fabric scraps, paint and paint supplies.

Saturday and Sunday’s Supply List
Bring - a Journal with strong paper (140lb watercolor paper or pages glued together)- this could be a blank journal, an Altered Book Journal, or an Adventurer’s Journal.
-A handful of collage images from magazines or art papers that you love. You are also welcome to bring any fabric, trim, lace or small doodads you may want to attach to pages.
Supplies provided: Scissors, glue, magazines for additional collage fodder, art papers, acrylic paint, brushes, water containers, paper towels, fabric scraps, buttons, wire, eyelets, foil, acetate, mica sheet, tools to share: pliers, eyelet setters, X-acto knives, cutting matt, awl and bone folders.

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FRIDAY - Make the Journal

 

Saturday & Sunday - Interior of Journal


Watercolor: Painting Bodacious Blooms
75.00

Date: Saturday, March 28th
Time: 10am-3pm

Instructor: Liesel Lund

Celebrate spring! Discover out how fun it is to paint expressive watercolor flowers. We'll work from bouquets and photos of flowers for inspiration. We’ll begin with some easy exercises to get warmed up- then moving into brush strokes for creating petals and leaves. Next you'll learn how to use your values to create and model form. Learn how to paint glass and ceramic vases which often challenge painters. We’ll look at using both dry brush and wet into wet techniques to create interest, atmosphere and depth. Join us for a fun class and ring in spring with a fun day painting beautiful flowers!

Bring: Your watercolor painting supplies: 140lb Watercolor paper, brushes, palette with paint.
We do have student grade brushes available, as well as paper towels, water containers, and spray bottles.

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