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Workshops

THIRD FRIDAY SIP & PAINT

with Delma Soult & Deborah Webster Friday, April 19, 2024 4:30 - 6:30 PM Madrone Arts' Sip & Paint events are designed for individuals in need of an extra creative confidence booster. Join this unique painting class and follow along with our step-by-step painting instructions by one of our experienced Madrone artists or embrace your free-spirit and let your creativity soar! No painting experience is needed - just positive vibes and an open mind. You might just surprise yourself by discovering that you have an inner Frida or Van Gogh. With an experienced artist as your guide, you and your friends may go home with a masterpiece to hang on your wall. You’ll meet new people, enjoy great conversation and have fun in a high-spirited 2-hour painting class with all materials provided, including canvas, paints, brushes, and aprons. All you need to do is show up, bring your own drink, and get ready to create at this local and fun “Sip and Paint” event! $45 Admission Includes: 1 Seat (adults only), Canvas, Paint & Instruction. Light Snacks will be provided. Bring your own Beverage

EMBROIDERED PHOTOS

with Doreen Maller Sunday, May 5, 2024 1 - 4:30 This workshop, open to all ages (under 18 must be accompanied by an adult), is for anyone eager to learn how basic embroidery stitches can be used in a unique way … by applying stitches to their own photos to create a “one of a kind” artwork! In this workshop, attendees will learn basic photo transfer tricks using their own photos (sent to the instructor in advance or those provided by the teacher) as well as basic embroidery stitches and floss options. Students can stitch on photos or fabric or articles of their own choosing. The instructor will teach her favorite stitches … the french knot and satin stitch, as well as some embroidery favorites like the petal stitch, running stitch and blanket stitch. Each student can create a "sampler" of these stitches and then jump into a small project—stitching on a photo or on one of their own garments. By the end of the class, participants will have learned some new techniques and will have begun a small photo project. About the Instructor Doreen Maller Doreen learned to sew as a young child with the help and guidance of the 'ladies on the block.” During the pandemic, she moved away from rigid and traditional samplers into a more expressive form of embroidery by layering the stitches into vintage and modern photographs. Doreen trained originally in Costume Design and spent many years in the Apparel Trade before she became an Expressive Arts Therapist and now, a Fine Artist. Doreen says “A few basic stitches and some imagination can take the sewer into a new realm - a kind of creative meditation - what a joy it is to sew again.”

THIRD FRIDAY SIP & PAINT

with Delma Soult & Deborah Webster Friday, May 17, 2024 4:30 - 6:30 PM Madrone Arts' “Sip and Paint” events are designed for individuals in need of an extra creative confidence booster. Join this unique painting class and follow along with our step-by-step painting instructions by one of our experienced Madrone artists or embrace your free-spirit and let your creativity soar! No painting experience is needed - just positive vibes and an open mind. You might just surprise yourself by discovering that you have an inner Frida or Van Gogh. With an experienced artist as your guide, you and your friends may go home with a masterpiece to hang on your wall. You’ll meet new people, enjoy great conversation and have fun in a high-spirited 2-hour painting class with all materials provided, including canvas, paints, brushes, and aprons. All you need to do is show up, bring your own drink, and get ready to create at this local and fun “Sip and Paint” event! $45 Admission Includes: 1 Seat (adults only), Canvas, Paint & Instruction. Light Snacks will be provided. Bring your own Beverage

LUMINOUS LANTERN DESIGNS

with Barbara Grauke Sunday, May 19, 2024 11 AM – 3 PM Come join Madrone Glass Artist Barbara Grauke for a Fused Glass workshop at Madrone Arts in Pescadero. In this workshop, designed for adults 18 or older, Barbara will offer a first step into the world of fused glass. She will guide participants in the creation and design of a six panel glass and metal lantern. The supply fee ($15.) covers multiple colored glass shapes – some cut and pre-fired (prepared by the artist) – a metal lantern and six glass panels. The class will include step-by-step instructions on the placement of glass pieces on a panel, ideal color combinations, use of opaque- versus transparent-colored glass, and use of textured glass – all with the goal of creating an overall cohesive design. Each participant will design and temporarily glue glass shapes onto panels to create their individual lantern. After the workshop the instructor will fire the panels in her kiln to finish the lanterns. Attendees will be able to pick up their completed lantern on the following Sunday, May 26, between 11 am and 5 pm at the Madrone Gallery. Barbara says that working with glass can be both intimidating and exciting but since no glass skills are needed, participants can explore and experiment freely without feeling intimidated. About the Artist Barbara Grauke has a BFA from Tyler University with a major in glass. She has worked with many glass artists and has also worked since the 1970's in stained glass, glassblowing, and presently in powdered kiln fired glass work which she shows at Madrone Arts.

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