We are thrilled to continue offering workshops in and around our studio nestled under a beautiful stand of Ponderosa pines, along our sweet little Deschutes River canal in the Sunriver area, 20 minutes south of Bend.
Connect to nature on a deeper level beginning with a sketch while sitting under the Pines and viewing our canal dotted with birds. Then explore your collected sketches further by carving and printing a striking lino-cut block print, or painting in glass on steel to create jewelry, sculpture or panels. Check our our blog to see photos of recent workshops in our studio.
Scroll down for an overview of our upcoming workshops, or jump to the registration page for more details and to sign up.
If you don’t see a workshop that fits your schedule, feel free to give us a call to schedule a time for you and your family or group to come out for an art adventure made especially for you! We look forward to creating with you!
W O R K S H O P S C H E D U L E :
B L O C K P R I N T I N G W O R K S H O P S
During these 4-week workshops, Wade Womack will lead you through the process of reduction block printing, teach you how to think about line, design and composition using multiple color plates. On week 1 you will design and carve the first color plate, and print the full edition of that color. On week 2 the first print will be dry and you will carve into the same block to create the second color plate and print the entire edition with the second color, in registration. On the third week, the third color and so on.
- Hours: Day 1: 10am-5 pm; Day 2, 3 & 4: 10 am-2pm
- $380, includes materials
Sunday, April 12, 2020 info and sign up
Sunday, May 3, 2020 info and sign up
Saturday, June 6, 2020 info and sign up
Saturday, July 11, 2020 info and sign up
E N A M E L I N G W O R K S H O PS
Intro to Enameling – Earrings and Pendant with Alisa Looney – 1-Day workshops
Fusing glass to steel is an ancient form of alchemy that is being used today to create colorful and lasting artwork. During these 1-Day Workshops Alisa Looney will lead you through the process of creating your own pair of earrings and pendant from start to finish.
Enamel (glass) on steel jewelry is lightweight and fun to wear! The earrings and pendant shown above are student samples to give you an idea of what is possible. You are welcome to use ideas from references we have on hand, or invent a design of your own, working from sketches, photos, doodles or patterns that inspire you.
- 10 am – 5 pm
- $15 materials fee due at time of workshop
Sunday, March 15, 2020 info & sign up
Sunday, April 26, 2020 info & sign up
Sunday, June 7, 2020 info & sign up
Draw & Paint with Enamel (glass) on Steel 4-Day Workshops with Alisa Looney
Go into depth with enamel on steel at our Bend, Oregon Studio.
These 4-day workshops are each open to 5 participants to create a wall relief or sculpture, jewelry elements & small test panels. Learn to design, cut and shape steel, prepare surface, then apply several Kiln-fired layers of glass to create a lustrous and colorful finish that will never fade.
- Hours daily: 10-5, with lunch break from 1-2.
- $450, plus $45 materials fee, (Min. Deposit of $250 to hold your space, Balance of $200, plus $45 Materials fee due on first day of workshop)
Three Dates to choose from in 2020:
- May 4-7 (Monday – Thursday) – May 4-7 info & sign up
- July 16-19 (Thursday – Sunday) – July 16-19 info & sign up
- Oct. 15-18 (Thursday – Sunday) – Oct 15-18 info & sign up
Online Classes on the way!
Those of you who have been waiting for my online classes will soon be pleasantly surprised! Thank you for your patience.
I have been taking some fantastic videos, photos and detailed notes of my process over the past few years and have some incredible tools and techniques to share with you! Now that we are settled I have the time to assemble these materials and bring these skills directly to your studio. I know many of you have requested this online option for enamel on steel, granular spray, sgraffito, and watercolor enamel painting techniques. I am so very grateful to have learned from my incredibly skilled enameling teacher and past professor John Killmaster, who has given me his blessing to pass these techniques on to you. Be sure to keep an eye out for my unveiling, as this is a wonderful solution for those of you who can not travel and already have a studio to work in at your own pace. Thank you for your continued interest. I’m really Excited!!!
Excited to share this Alchemy with you!
Past Traveling Workshops:
The Enamelist Society Conference – Assisted John Killmaster with his Enamel on Steel – Granular spray and sgraffito workshop, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, July 31 – Aug 2, 2019
Carpenter Art Enamel Foundation – Draw & Paint with GLASS on STEEL – Alisa Looney , Bellevue, KY, Mar. 21- Mar. 24, 2019
Pioneer Craft House – Draw and Paint with Glass on Steel – Alisa Looney, Salt Lake City, UT, October 2018
Idaho Art Education Association – Draw and Paint with Glass on Steel – Alisa Looney and John Killmaster, Fire Fusion Studio, Boise, ID, October 2018
Idaho Art Education Association – Block Printing – Wade Womack, IAEA Conference, Meridian, ID, October 2018
Idaho Art Education Association – Keynote Address, Listening with Kindness breakout session, Sketch in Motion workshop, Sculpture Design Sketch in 3D workshop – Alisa Looney, IAEA Conference, Meridian, ID, October 2018