Workshops

These are the workshops I offer in the East Bay. I’m searching for a new location for my workshops, please check back. Interested in any of the workshops? Let me know and I’ll keep you posted when I schedule the next set. Or if you have at least 3 people I’ll schedule a personalized workshop just for your group. Pre-registration is required for all classes. Email me

 

INKJET PRINTING ON FABRIC
Learn to print your artwork, images & designs on cotton and silk with an inkjet printer. This exciting technique opens the door to many possibilities for creating original fabric to use in gifts, quilts, art pieces, and much more…. You will go home with at least one sheet of treated fabric printed with your images, and with the knowledge to begin printing fabric on your home inkjet printer.  Handout included. Three hours; $40 plus materials

EXPLORING LUTRADUR
Learn how to create unique art with this exciting new product that combines the best qualities of fabric and paper. Lutradur looks, feels and folds like translucent paper and doesn’t tear or fray. It’s the perfect medium for a wide variety of mixed media art, crafting, and sewing. We will complete at least one project at the workshop. Handout included. Three hours; $40 plus materials

INKJET PRINTING ON LUTRADUR
Lutradur is ideal as a surface to print your images on with an inkjet printer. Its versatility makes it ideal to incorporate printed versions of your artwork in art quilts and hangings, mixed media pieces, handmade books, jewelry, cards, and so much more. You will go home with at least one sheet of treated lutradur printed with your images. Handout included.Three hours; $45 plus materials

PHOTO ART : ALTERED IMAGERY
Learn to transform your photographs into works of art with software programs and techniques. We will explore how to enhance your original photos to achieve unique and artistic effects. We will use Adobe Photoshop Elements at the workshop, but will explore techniques that otherimage processing programs use. Handout included. Three hours; $50 plus materials

INKJET HEAT TRANSFER TECHNIQUES
Learn to make creative and unique artwork, crafts and gifts using heat transfers and your inkjet printer. We will explore several products and techniques to transfer images and text to a wide variety of surfaces. Each person will complete at least one transfer project at the workshop. Please provide your email address upon sign-up, Heidi will contact you about the images you want to print in the workshop. Handout included. Three hours; $45 plus materials

Heat transfer : wood box

INKJET TRANSFER TECHNIQUES
Learn several techniques to transfer images and text to a variety of surfaces. We will explore using inkjet transfers to enhance your artwork and to create mixed media, collage and other works. We will complete at least one transfer project at the workshop. Handout included. Four hours; $45 plus materials

NATURE + ART
A hands-on workshop to inspire and teach you basic and advanced techniques for enriching your artwork with natural objects and images, including flowers and plants, and animals and wildlife. This workshop will be molded to the interests of the participants, and can include topics such as improving your nature photography, using nature in mixed media art, how to find natural subjects or attract them to your garden, and much more. No equipment is required, but if you have them, bring along your digital camera and/or laptop computer (including smartphone or tablet). Or bring your favorite paints, pencils, pastels, etc. Handout included.Three and a half hours; $65

HANDMADE GIFTS WITH YOUR INKJET PRINTER
Learn to make personalized gifts using your own photographs and printer. We will explore several techniques for creating unique gifts, such as printing on fabric and other unusual surfaces, transferring to wood, tile, lutradur, and more. We’ll each complete at least one project at the workshop. Handout included. Three and a half hours; $40 plus materials

ART QUILTS AND FABRIC HANGINGS
Learn to create original art using fabric that you print on your inkjet printer. This is a hands-on workshop where we will explore printing your fabric, designing an art quilt or hanging, adding embellishments, mixed media elements, basic art quilting construction, and framingor hanging options. No prior experience needed. Handout included. Four hours; $60 plus materials

THE PERSONALIZED PET!
Learn to make fun and useful pet products for your pups or cats from fabric that you design and print yourself from your own images and designs on your home inkjet printer. Pamper your pet with handmade, personalized collars and leashes, catnip toys and blankets, mini-quilts, costumes or apparel, and more! Handout included. Three hours; $40 plus materials

BEYOND PAPER : INKJET PRINTING ON ALTERNATIVE SURFACES
Learn to make creative and unique artwork using surfaces other than paper and your inkjet printer. We will explore several products and techniques to print directly on fabric, vellum, transparency film, and more. You will learn how to coat surfaces for inkjet printing with inkAID and Golden Paint’s Digital Grounds. Demonstration of printing directly on metal and wood veneer (a printer with a straight path is required). We will complete at least one printing project per person at the workshop. Handout included. Four hours; $80 plus materials

PHOTO ART : ALTERED IMAGERY
Learn to transform your photographs into works of art with software programs and techniques. We will explore how to enhance your original photos to achieve unique and artistic effects. We’ll use Adobe Photoshop Elements at the workshop, but will explore techniques that other programs use. Handout included. Three and a half hours; $50

HANDMADE JEWELRY WITH YOUR INKJET PRINTER
Learn to make personalized jewelry with your own images, designs, or artwork. We will explore techniques to create unique earrings, necklaces, bracelets and pins from paper, fabric, and Lutradur that you print on your inkjet printer. You will complete at least one project at the workshop. Handout included. Three hours; $40 plus materials

SELL YOUR ART ON ZAZZLE
Imagine the thrill of seeing and selling your artwork and designs on Ipod cases, jewelry, skateboards, home decor, postage stamps, and hundreds of other products! I have been selling products with my photos and designs on them through Zazzle, the best all-around print-on-demand (POD) website, for five years, and I’m a Zazzle ProSeller. In this hands-on workshop, I will guide you through the steps to open your own store on Zazzle, upload a set of your images to your store, and create at least five different products. I will teach you expert tips to design your products, write winning descriptions, maximize your profits, and use free social media tools to market your store. or the workshop you will need to bring your laptop and a set of your original photos, artwork or other designs in digital format. When you pre-register, I will provide further details. Three hours; $65

INTRODUCTION TO SELLING YOUR ARTWORK ONLINE
Overview class to teach you about the many different options to market and sell your artwork and/or crafts on the internet. Learn the pros and cons of having your own website, selling through print-on-demand websites, selling your handmade work on Etsy or similar sites, using blogs and other social marketing tools, and more. This information will save you much time in doing the research on your own, and save you from wasting time and money on the wrong kind of venue for your situation. Handout included. Noon to 3:00 p.m., $60

Cover of book, Sell Your Art Online
Cover of book, Sell Your Art Online

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