January

The Arts Incubator-
Creating Success for Visual & Performing Artists
Thursday evenings, 1/10, 1/24, 2/7, 2/21, 7-9pm
STUDIO 106 GRAND OPENING
Weekend, Jan. 12-13th, Saturday 10am-7pm, Sunday 10am-5pm, FREE
Make an Altered Book Journal
Thursday, Jan. 24th, 10am-3pm
SPARK! Igniting Your Writing with Art
Weekend, Jan. 26-27th, Sat. 10am-4pm, Sun. 10am-3pm

February

1st Saturday Art Walk
Saturday, February 2nd, 5-7pm, FREE
Joyful Beginning Watercolor
2 Thursdays, February 7th and 14th, 10am-4pm
Winter’s Light Journaling
Saturday, February 9th, 10am-3pm
Gypsy Journal
Thursday, February 21st, 10am-3pm
Expressive Watercolor- Painting From Your Photos
Saturday, February 23rd, 10am-3pm

March

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

April

1st Saturday Art Walk, Saturday, April 6th, 5-7pm, FREE
Joyful Beginning Watercolor
Weekend, April 13th and 14th, 10am-4pm
Introduction to Oil Painting Alla Prima
Weekend, April 27th and 28th, 10am-4pm

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

Workshops:

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General Information:

What to Expect

Workshops have a maximum of 10-12 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


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The Arts Incubator
40.00

Date: Thursday evenings, January 10, 24, February 7, 21, 2019.
Time: 7:00 pm (sharp) until 9:00 pm (approx.)

Instructor: Cheryl Weisz

Visual & Performing Artists! REALLY want the Money, Fame or Other Satisfactions from creating or performing your art in 2019? Discover how rewarding, fun and easy success can be in the supportive camaraderie of The Arts Incubator at STUDIO 106. Four, 2-hour educational evenings over a two month time period will answer your specific questions on how to thrive and live your ideal artist lifestyle more fully and profitably. Bring ONE sample of your art to the first meeting: January 10, 2019. Bring your BEST! Limited seating.

Total cost of 4 evenings: $40 is payable in full at Studio 106 by Dec. 31, 2018.

Limited to 10 Spaces.

The January/February Arts Incubator is full. Please call Cheryl to express your interest in a future Arts Incubator at 919-218-2440.

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Make an Altered Book Journal
85.00

Date: Thursday, January 24th
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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Spark! Igniting Your Writing with Art
220.00

Date: Saturday and Sunday, January 26th-27th
Time: Saturday 10am-4pm, Sunday 10am-3pm

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

Everyone has had the experience of their writing voice freezing up. We’ve all had times when the blank page overwhelms us or our writing just feels flat. Join us for a playful weekend that will fuel your creativity. Learn ways to tap into the non-verbal part of your brain to loosen up the verbal part. This workshop, co-taught by writer, Deborah Nedelman, and artist, Liesel Lund, is based on Deborah’s own experience of discovering that her writing flowed more easily when she began mixing her writing time with the easy and simple art techniques she learned in Liesel’s classes.

We’ve designed this workshop to be safe and supportive. No art experience is needed. We will alternate between guided writing exercises and very easy and fun art techniques to help non-artists tap into their creativity. 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

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Joyful Beginning Watercolor - February
165.00

Date: 2 Thursdays, February 7th 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.

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Winter's Light Journaling
85.00

Date: Saturday, February 9th
Time: 10am-3pm

Instructor: Liesel Lund

Winter is a perfect time for journaling. The trees and plants are resting, and gathering nourishment to prepare for their growth in the spring. We can use this time to rest and to listen to our inner thoughts. Throughout the day, Liesel will share and demonstrate several art techniques & writing prompts for you to choose from. We are going to make art purely in response to what we feel in the moment, using acrylic paint, collage, markers and oil crayons. Your only audience is you. This class is more about process - the gift of listening and discovering what nourishes you, rather than on producing finished pages (though that may happen too). This is a day to give yourself time to breathe, to take a break and to explore through color and collage whatever calls to you. 

Bring:
-A spiral or hard back journal made with 140lb watercolor paper or loose pieces of 140lb watercolor paper.
-Your favorite writing pen
-Apron or wear clothes you don’t mind getting paint on
All other supplies provided.

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Gypsy Art Journal
85.00

Date: Thursday, February 21st
Time: 10am-3pm

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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Expressive Watercolor - Painting From Your Photos
75.00

Date: Saturday, February 23rd
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.

Bring:
-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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Sketching the Journey
85.00

ONLY TWO SPACES LEFT

Date: Thursday, March 7th
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.

All 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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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

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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.

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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.

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Introduction to Oil Painting Alla Prima
160.00

Date: Weekend, April 27th and 28th
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!

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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.

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