Creative Spirit of Palette Knives – 3 Day Workshop

September 21 – 23,
Rescheduled to:
October 20 – 22, 2017

Time: 10 am – 5 pm
1 hour lunch from 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

No previous palette knife experience is required!

This workshop is about discovering the excitement and passion of palette knife painting. During this time, you will explore unique color mixing and knife painting techniques that promise to breathe new life into your repertoire of artwork. T he energy that is generated during these workshops not only teaches students more about painting, it also inspires the practice of acceptance.

There is no such thing as perfect here! Students use provided photo references of landscape; floral and figurative subject matter to learn how to apply paint with a knife. Through demonstration, Sally will introduces you to different knife sizes, stroke shapes and directions, textures, lost and found edges, etc. Students will practice painting with a full range of shoulder, elbow, and wrist motion in order to discover all the possibilities. Pre-mixed color palettes will be used to allow clean, decisive paint application.

Instructor: Sally Cummings Shisler
Cost: $325 (members/non-members)

“Spirited” Shrine Box – 1 Day Workshop

October 20, 2017
Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Using vintage imagery, found objects, and a variety of assemblage techniques, participants will create a altered cigar box shrine.
Honoring a soul that has passed on.

Personalize your shrine by incorporating photos of an ancestor or a dear loved one. You’ll leave with a meaningful keepsake that can be enjoyed year-round. 

** Bring any special photos or memorabilia. Materials will be included.

Instructor: Chelsey Velilla
$75 members, $100 non-members

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Intro to Traditional Calligraphy – 1 Day Workshop

Time: 1:00 pm to 3:00pm

Session I: 9/12/17 or 9/26/17
Session II: 10/17/17 or 10/31/17
Session: III: 11/14/17 or 11/28/17

Students will be introduced to basic lettering strokes that form the alphabet and create beautiful calligraphy. Rediscover the art of handwritten communication with this beginner’s class.

Please bring Rhodia grid pad and Speedball Elegant Write Calligraphy marker (2.50 or 3.0) or Zig Calligraphy marker (black is recommended).

Any questions, please feel free to contact the instructor at:

Instructor: Lynda Chandler
$30 members, $60 non-members (for each session)


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Creative Mystery – 1 Day Workshop (Saturday)

Time:   10:00am – 4:00pm (Bring Lunch)

Session I:       9/23/17
Session II:     10/10/17
Session III:     11/11/17

Mysteries are intriguing and everyone loves them. I will not reveal the project until all pieces are in place.  Each month we will create a project by exploring different techniques using familiar and unusual materials. Curious?? No clues given except…Guaranteed fun!

Contact the art center for a list of recommended supplies two weeks prior to each project.

Instructor: Ronda Maseman
$100 members, $130 non-members

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Zen Doodle – 1 Day Workshop

Time: 5:30pm – 7:00pm

Session I: 9/19/17
Session II: 10/10/17
Session III: 11/14/17

Zen doodle drawings is a fun and relaxing way to create beautiful patterned, line drawings. This unique type of meditative art requires no previous art experience and is for beginners to advance!

Frame it, hang it, or turn it into greeting cards. The projects are endless!
The concept is easy to learn and is offered for both teens and adults.
** Supplies are included. Take one session or all three! Each session creates new patterns and drawings.

Instructor: Mandi Schiff
$40 members, $65 non-members


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Alcohol Inks – 1 Day Workshop (Sat.)

Saturday, October 14, 2017
Time: 10:00am to 2:00pm

The alcohol inks have a mind of their own and they are crazy fun!  Be prepared for some intense color in this workshop!  In the morning session we will explore non- traditional tools for painting with the alcohol inks and you’ll learn some techniques to achieve a nice abstract quality using yupo paper for your surface.

In the afternoon session we’ll use markers and brushes and you’ll learn techniques to control the ink. We’ll paint on ceramic tile, yupo and terra skin paper.  Either way it’s kindergarten without the sharing!

Instructor:  Liz Wincup
$70 members, $100 non-members
($10 materials fee paid to the instructor)


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Polymer Clay Sculpture Workshop with Deb Wood

“The Ice Queen”
Polymer Clay Sculpture Workshop w/Deb Wood
Thursday through Sunday, February 8 – 11, 2018
9:30 am to 5:00 pm

Meet & Greet at the Lakeside Inn
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

This beauty glides, gracefully over the ice, crusted earth. The sheer layers of crystal and blue frost in her skirt, reflects the frozen light.

Join nationally renowned artist Deb Wood and create this fiery redhead. The Ice Queen  ”Isolde” stands 10″ tall (overall height including base and headpiece is 12″) and is created from polymer clay.

Covered in this workshop, sculpting her face, arms, hands and upper body. Isolde’s lower body creates the foundation for her costuming and will be provided to you at the start of the workshop.

You will also learn about several new products and unique techniques, will be introduced as used in costuming, as well as ways to adapt some products you might already be familiar with and have on hand. Also, including in the instruction will be wigging, costuming techniques, making wings, accessorizing, and embellishments.

About the instructor: Deb Wood has been teaching seminars in polymer clay for more than 25 years now, traveling across the country to share her techniques. She has been featured on TV, in newspaper articles, magazines and even on the Home Shopping Network! You may view her work on her website or her blogs. She offers sculpting classes to students all around the world through her art group, International Art Doll Registry and also at A for Artistic. Deb’s workshops are fun, organized, informative, and productive! You will be amazed at what you will accomplish, under her attentive guidance!

Most of the supplies are included with your fee. A list for additional supplies and suggestions for tools and other things you might find helpful, will be sent along later.
$595 members, $625 non-members

** This workshop will be held at the Historic Lakeside Inn. If you’re from out of town and would like to stay at the Lakeside Inn, we have special rates (workshop students only).
Please contact Lakeside Inn to book your room and ask for the special discount. (352) 383-4101


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Cardmaking & Calligraphy Creations – 1 Day Workshop

Time: 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Session I: 9/12/17 or 9/26/17
Session II: 10/17/17 or 10/31/17
Session III: 11/14/17 or 11/28/17

In this class, students will create greeting cards and various, colorful paper projects, using simple watercolor and marker techniques, combined with creative lettering. There will be embellished card-making, place cards, and other paper crafts to use as decorations or to give as gifts.

Instruction will provide materials and instruction.
Students may bring their favorite markers.
Instructor:Lynda Chandler

$35 members, $65 non-members (for each 1 day session)


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