May

WORKSHOPS:

Sketching the Journey
Tuesday, May 21st, 10am-3pm

All That Shimmers…is Wonderful! Journal
Thursday, May 23rd, 10am-3pm

June

1st Saturday Art Walk, Saturday, June 1st, 5-7pm

WORKSHOPS:
Joyful Beginning Watercolor
2 Mondays, June 3rd and 10th, 9:30am-2:30pm

Exploring Collage and Mixed Media
Saturday, June 8th, 9:30am-2:30pm

Ink & Watercolor Nature Journal 
Tuesday, June 25th, 9:30am-2:30pm

July

1st Saturday Art Walk, Saturday, July 6th, 5-7pm

WORKSHOPS:
Sketching the Journey

Sunday, July 14th, 9am-2pm

Gypsy Journal
Wednesday, July 17th, 9am-2pm

No classes in August, classes start again in September. Please sign up for our newsletter to be the first to get the new schedule. Sign up here.

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.

Summer

Classes start earlier in the summer to make sure you are able to get parking while it is still available.

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

Sketching the Journey - May Class
85.00

Date: Tuesday, May 21st
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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All That Shimmers...is Wonderful! Journal
85.00

Date: Thursday, May 23rd
Time: 10am-3pm

Instructor: Liesel Lund

No experience needed! If you like a little sparkle… this is your class. We’ll look at many ways to use new and unexpected materials in our journals including: mica sheets, mica gel, copper tape, glitter, foil, and transparencies. Learn how to make windows, tags and tabs with thin sheets of mica- and sandwich in collage or rubber stamped images. You’ll create see-through pages and to trap quotes, feathers, small twigs and shells. Add mystery with vellum and your own writing. Along with many new journal construction techniques, you’ll also get a list of wonderful journaling prompts to use to jump start your journaling when you are working at home. For this class you may use an Altered Book or any journal/sketchbook made with thick paper for water media.

All art supplies are provided.

-Bring a journal , apron or wear clothes you don’t mind getting paint on (just in case), and note taking materials.

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Joyful Beginning Watercolor - June
165.00

Date: 2 Mondays, June 3rd and 10th
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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Exploring Collage & Mixed Media
85.00

Date: Saturday, June 8th
Time: 9:30am-2:30pm

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.

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Ink & Watercolor Nature Sketches/Journal
85.00

Date: Tuesday, June 25th
Time: 9:30am-2:30pm

Instructor: Liesel Lund

Have you ever admired those beautiful nature journals with ink and watercolor sketches of little scenes or bits of nature along with a piece of writing? We will look at several examples of field sketchbooks and artist’s nature journals for inspiration then using both ink pens and dip pens we’ll talk about how to draw small elements such as shells, rocks, twigs, a bird’s nest with eggs, birds and berries. I’ll show you fun ways to compose your page to mix drawings and writing. Add to this an easy way to add free form calligraphy writing. You’ll go home with many new ideas for nature journaling and also a list of topics & ideas to inspire you to keep creating when you are back home. It will be helpful if you already have played around with watercolor on your own, or have taken a beginning watercolor class.

Please bring a journal made with 140lb watercolor paper OR pieces of 140lb watercolor paper (a pad, or cut down from a full sheet), and an apron or wear clothes you don’t mind getting paint on.

All other art supplies provided.

I will provide things and photos to sketch from. You are welcome to bring any small things you’ve collected that you’d like to sketch.

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Sketching the Journey- July Class
85.00

Date: Sunday, July 14th
Time: 9am-2pm

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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Gypsy Art Journal
85.00

Date: Wednesday, July 17th
Time: 9am-2pm

Instructor: Liesel Lund

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: gypsy, mermaid, pirate, magician, Victorian, nature journal-whatever speaks to you! Create a whole new world in a book! No experience required.

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.

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