March

1st Saturday Art Walk
Saturday, March 2nd, 5-7pm, FREE
Watercolor: Sketching the Journey- FULL
Thursday, March 7th, 10am-3pm
Glimpses and Glimmers: Using Writing and Art to Tell Your Personal Stories
March 16-17th, Sat. 10am-4pm, Sun. 10am-3pm
Watercolor Flowers
Thursday, March 21st, 10am-3pm
Watercolor: Sketching the Journey- NEW
Saturday, March 30th, 10am-3pm

April

1st Saturday Art Walk, Saturday, April 6th, 5-7pm, FREE
Joyful Beginning Watercolor
Weekend, April 13th and 14th, 10am-4pm

May

Introduction to Oil Painting Alla Prima- NEW DATE!
Wednesday and Thursday, May 8th-9th, 10am-4pm

More May workshops will be added.

More workshops will be offered in Summer, Fall & Winter, please sign up for our newsletter to be the first to hear about new events.

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


 
Glimpses and Glimmers: Using Writing and Art to Tell Your Personal Stories
220.00

Date: Weekend of March 16th-17th
Time: Saturday 10am-4pm, Sunday 10am-3pm

Instructors: Deborah Nedelman (http://www.soundviewwriters.com/) and Liesel Lund

Join us for a stimulating weekend using both writing and visual art to capture stories from your past. We will provide evocative prompts to guide your writing and we’ll also teach you simple art techniques for exploring the colors and images that express without words. Using both sources of expression, you’ll discover new ways to tell your stories. By tapping into the non-verbal part of your brain through visual art you can connect to a deep well of inspiration that will fuel your writing.

This workshop, co-taught by writer, Deborah Nedelman, and artist, Liesel Lund, is based on Deborah’s experience of discovering that her writing flowed more easily when she began mixing her writing time with the simple art techniques she learned in Liesel’s classes.

Deborah and Liesel create a safe and supportive atmosphere where writers of any level of experience will feel comfortable. No art experience is needed.

You’ll come away with written pieces you may build on and a host of visual techniques you can use to enhance your writing practice.

No art experience necessary. 12 Spaces.

Bring:
A blank journal with 140# watercolor paper (Casey’s Crafts carries these)
Your favorite writing pen
All other supplies included in your workshop

Quantity:
Add To Cart

Watercolor Flowers
75.00

Date: Thursday, March 21st
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.

Quantity:
Add To Cart

Sketching the Journey
85.00

ONLY 2 SPOTS LEFT

Date: Saturday, March 30th
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.

Quantity:
Add To Cart

 
Joyful Beginning Watercolor - April
165.00

Date: Weekend, April 13th and 14th
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. 12 Spaces.

Note taking materials recommended. All supplies provided.

Quantity:
Add To Cart

Introduction to Oil Painting Alla Prima
160.00

Date: Wednesday and Thursday, May 8-9th
Time: 10am-4pm

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!

Bring:
Liesel is currently working on the supply list and will post it soon. List will include paint, gessoboard, palette, brushes and easel. If you already have paints, just bring those - you don’t have to have the exact same colors - though be sure you have a variety of both transparent and opaque colors.

Quantity:
Add To Cart

More Classes coming in May and Summer! Please subscribe to our newsletter below if you would like to be the first to hear about the new schedule. Thank you!