I really enjoy teaching! Workshop topics may include cyanotype, watercolor, tie-dye, gelli-plate printing, or collage. Classes are small so you’ll receive lots of individual attention. Add your name to my email list to receive up-to-date info on current offerings.


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Cyanotype: Beyond the Basics

May 20-23, 2019, 9 am to 3 pm each day
Linda’s Sacramento Studio

Four days of fun in the sun, happily bending all the rules of the medium! This workshop is designed for students with previous art experience and a willingness to take creative risks.

Topics will include:

A review of Cyanotype Basics
We’ll create blueprints to use for bleaching, toning, double exposures, etc. while reviewing cyanotype materials and processes – mixing chemicals, coating paper, planning compositions, proper exposure, testing and processing.

Mixed Media Tricks
I’ll share LOTS of processes I use to alter basic cyanotype prints -- adding salt and spices, using masking fluid, wax resist, collaging surfaces, double exposures, selective bleaching, splattering/spraying solution, pre-staining with tea, ombre washes, and gold leaf. It’s all about blurring the lines of the medium to create unique work.

Toning Cyanotypes
You can achieve a wide range of lovely colors by bleaching and toning prints. We will prepare simple and safe solutions of tea, coffee, onion skins, beets, red wine, etc. to use as toners.

Wet Cyanotype and Over Exposure
Embrace the unpredictable! Unusual results happen when we mess with the process. We will also experiment with eco-printing leaf images on cyanotypes with heat and pressure.

Schedule

May 20-23, 2019, 10 am to 4 pm
Each day will include direct instruction on techniques in the morning followed by ample time for individual experimentation and projects. Time will also be set aside at the end of each day for sharing results and friendly critiques.

Materials

Some materials are included in the fee but students will bring materials for their projects, too. A detailed supply list will be provided.

Cost & registration

$375 for 4-day workshop
Class-size is limited to 8 students so each will receive lots of individual attention. A $200 deposit must be received by Monday, May 6 to hold your place. Email to register and pay.


BOTANICAL BLUEPRINTS:
Intro to cyanotype

You don't need to be an artist to enjoy making cyanotypes! In this introductory class you’ll learn all the basics of this amazing alternative photographic technique. Using light sensitive chemicals you’ll expose prints in the sun and process them in water. By the time you leave you’ll have some gorgeous 8 x 10 blueprints and the know-how to create more at home!

Lots of beautiful plants are budding and blooming during each season of the year. Let's celebrate the natural world by making botanical blueprints together!

This class is 4 hours and the fee includes all materials.

Verge Center for the Arts, Sacramento
Saturday, March 30, 2019 • 10-2
$85 for Verge Members, $95 for non-members
Register and pay Verge by clicking this link.

University Art, Sacramento
Friday, June 7, 2019 • 10-2
$75, including materials
Register and pay to reserve your spot by emailing me. Be sure to tell me the date of the class!

Stockton Art League, Stockton, CA
Saturday, July 20th, 2019 • 10-2

Check out this short video from a cyanotype class:


Make this with friends in a FUN afternoon class!

Make this with friends in a FUN afternoon class!

"ALL MY HEART" collage class

On Super Bowl Sunday 2018, February 4th, wouldn't you rather be making ART than staring at "the box"? You bet!! Join me and some crafty friends to create your own "All My Heart" collage. Then give it as a special Valentine to your beloved on the 14th.

I'll provide the materials and the know how for you to make your own unique version of this piece. We'll take it easy step by easy step – this is a great workshop for a novice artist.

$80 fee includes materials. Participants will need some basic tools, collage bits, and a finger food to share with the group.

One afternoon only – Sunday, February 4th, 2018 - 1 to 5 p.m.
Class size is limited to 8

This class has passed, but I’m working on a new collage class for March 2019. Subscribe to my newsletter to stay up to date on my latest course offerings!


student testimonials

"Your class was just what I'd hoped for: the mystery of cyanotype revealed! The process was simpler than I expected and the results, even my beginner results, more beautiful than I expected. Thanks, Linda. I hope our paths will cross again."
Charlotte Cooper, Lincoln, CA

"Linda is a fantastic instructor - she's well organized, very knowledgeable, explains and demonstrates every step, provides examples and resources, and makes it all so fun the time just flies by. The process she teaches is mesmerizing, and it's wonderful to observe each experiment as it evolves to its final state. One of the best workshops I have attended - highly recommended!"
Kathleen Noble, Sacramento, CA

“I had such a great time Linda!!! I never knew art could be so much fun! You did such a great job of walking us thru the process. Cannot wait to play around with it some more.”
Margie Ballou, Sacramento, CA

“Well, I have to validate what I already knew; your artistic ability and teaching skill is extraordinary. I had fun, and 'J' even thought my double exposed prints were dope!"
Becky Botelho, Sacramento, CA

“Fantastic class – I had a blast and learned so much! Can’t wait to try this at home… my mind is spinning with possibilities. Thanks again!!”
Judy Jacobs, Sacramento, CA

teaching philosophy

The emphasis in my workshops is on FUN artsy experimentation without fear! Many years of teaching experience have shown me that this is the best way to learn art, and I look forward to teaching adults and children in my studio.

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