Bookmaking Workshop: Book Set D

Workshop Type: Series of 4 classes via Zoom
Dates: Saturdays, April 17, 24 & May 1, 8, 2021
Times: 10:00 AM to 11:15 AM (Pacific Standard Time)
Deadline to enroll: Friday, April 9, 2021
Fee: $120 (includes all bookmaking materials and shipping within the US)
Instructors: Book Arts Roadshow
Register Now: Click HERE

This 4-session Bookmaking Workshop (Book Set D), taught by Book Arts Roadshow, focuses on providing basic information and hands-on instruction (via Zoom) on how to make a selection of six folded, adhesive and sewn book structures, with particular emphasis on adapting bookmaking projects so they can be reproduced using materials and tools that are commonly found around the home and/or are reasonably easy to obtain. This lively, stress-free Bookmaking Workshop is intended to provide bookmaking beginners with an opportunity to have fun, explore a new creative outlet, and plant seeds of ideas of how books may be incorporated with existing personal art practices.

In this workshop, participants will learn how to make “Book Set D” book
structures. (NOTE: These book structures are different from the ones that were taught in 2020 Bookmaking Summer Camp Book Set A and Bookmaking Workshop Book Set B and Bookmaking Workshop Set C.)
• Tunnel Book
• Dos-A-Dos Zine
• Up-cycled Book: Triangle Notebook
• Pop-up Book Element: Box Cut
• Japanese Hinge Book
• Single-Needle Kettle Stitch Book

Good Idea: Register for this workshop with friends and family from across the country — it’s a great way to make something together even when you can’t be in the same place.

Materials: Book Arts Roadshow will prepare all bookmaking materials for this workshop and will ship them to each registered participant via US Postal Service Priority Mail prior to the first session.

Tools: Participants need to provide their own:
• glue stick
• scissors
• pencil & eraser
• ruler
• a few sheets of waste paper such as pages from an old magazine, catalog or newspaper
• spoon (metal or wooden)
• OPTIONAL: bone folder

Zoom Access Code & Password: Registered participants will receive an email containing the Zoom access code & password on Friday, April 16, 2021. (NOTE: The email will come from Book Arts Roadshow.)

Recording: The workshop will not be recorded and recording of this workshop is prohibited.

Book Arts Roadshow provides Book Arts instruction to and hands-on learning experiences for children, teens & grown-ups. Offerings include classes, summer camps, private group parties, team builders, retreats and teachers professional development workshops. Find out more at


SATURDAY JUNE 5TH, 2021 9:30 am- 4:30 pm PACIFIC.

Join Oregon artist Sarah Sedwick for a live online workshop, on Zoom!  

Working with a split-primary palette of six colors and white, you’ll  learn Sarah’s three step process for creating alla prima paintings  in oils. Paint from Sarah’s reference photos, or set up your own  still life in your home studio! A slideshow and demo will be  followed by plenty of painting time for you, and an end-of-day  critique.  

You’ll see the three steps: underpainting, color mixing, and  brushwork during the demo, and ask questions in real time.  Instruction will be in oils, and acrylics are also welcome. 

All levels (beginner+), ages 15 and above. 

Cost: $120 

Register here:

Instructor: Sarah Sedwick
Instagram @sedwickstudio

Materials List: 

Here are the materials I will be working with. Comparable substitutes are totally OK! 
You can check out lots of my favorite products on my  Amazon page. (*Remember – Amazon may not be the  cheapest place to buy art supplies)

Palette – a 12×16 (or larger) disposable paper palette pad. (Any  palette you currently have and enjoy using is also fine.) 

Palette knife – not a teeny one. You want to be able to scoop up a  pile of paint with it. I recommend the tip to be about 2 inches long,  and flexible. I like the RGM softgrip no. 45 (blue handle) 

Rags or paper towels (I like disposable blue shop towels,  available at hardware stores) 

Solvent: Gamsol or Turpenoid 

A glass jar with tight-fitting lid, or another container for Gamsol Viewfinder: I use the View Catcher, by The Color Wheel brand. 

Medium: Gamblin’s Solvent-Free Gel, walnut oil, linseed oil,  liquin, or similar. 

Paint – I use M. Graham brand. I will be working with a split primary palette, two of each primary, plus white and black. My palette often includes the following colors (or alternatives, in  parentheses): 

Titanium white 

Cadmium Red (napthol red, pyrrol red, cadmium red light) Alizarin Crimson (quinacridone red or quin magenta) Ultramarine Blue (cobalt blue) 

Viridian (cerulean blue, manganese blue) 

Hansa Yellow (Cadmium lemon, Azo yellow, Bismuth yellow) Cadmium Yellow Medium  

Ivory Black (chromatic black, paynes gray) 

Brushes – I use Princeton Summit series taklon (synthetic, white  bristles, green handles) for this course, but you may use whatever  you prefer. A good starter set is a #2 round and a #4 flat. 

Cleanup: Murphy’s oil soap or The Master’s Brush Cleaner and  Preserver 

Canvases or other painting surfaces: 

A canvas, gessoed panel, or Arches Oil Paper, any size you are  comfortable with. 

A digital camera or smartphone.

Abstract Painting And the Spirit in Nature – Virtual Workshop


Instructors: Diane Williams and Chuck Potter

Dates: May 1 & 2

Time: 11:00 AM-3:00 PM each day.

Cost: $225 per student

Ages: 16 and up, all levels welcome

Class size: minimum 8/maximum 15

Register here:

A link will be sent to you a few days before the class begins

CLASS DESCRIPTION:  In this 2-day workshop we will practice abstract acrylic painting techniques that are connected to the spirit in nature. We will identify how each of four elements – earth, air, fire and water – are sensed and then translated into abstract painting. Instruction will include demonstrations in basic and more advanced acrylic painting techniques including painting with rust to create the patina of age, sumi ink and Stabillo pencils to create expressive mark making, handmade stenciling and printing to create patterns.  The results are alive, authentic and exhilarating. Each student will receive individual instruction and group critique.


Acrylic Paint
We suggest you invest in good quality acrylic paints such as Golden, Utrecht, Gamblin or Windsor Newton. A good online source for supplies is  or

Student grade paints have a lighter pigment load and produce a less intense color.
Choose a variety of colors including warm and cool tones as well as opaque and translucent colors. 
Quinacridone colors tend to be more translucent while cadmiums are opaque.
*Be sure to include the primary colors of red, yellow and blue, plus black and white. 
Note that zinc white is more transparent and better for creating veils of color, while titanium whites are opaque for covering or blocking areas that have been previously painted.

Golden or Liquatex polymere mediums in gloss and/or satin (again may purchase online.  See above links)

Bring a variety of sizes including round, flat and filbert (angled) brushes. Also bring several “chip” brushes which can be purchased in any hardware store. These are inexpensive house painting brushes. You will need 1/2”, 1”, 2” and 3”. Brushes do not need to be expensive and can be purchased at any art or craft store like Michaels.

Canvas or panels
Please bring 3 canvas/panel surfaces approx 18″ x 18″each.
If you bring stretched canvas please get the 1.5 inch sides (not the thin student grade canvas). 

Prepare your surfaces with 3 coats of gesso before class. Give each coat time to dry before applying the next coat. Make sure your substrates are dry and ready to paint before class. 

Water containers
Any type of container to hold water such as cottage cheese containers or plastic food storage containers from the dollar store. I like 2-3 water containers at all times when painting.
Bring spray bottles for wetting your surface.

You may use large paper plates, wax paper and tape or commercial palette pads.

Paper towels

Optional supplies:

A VARIETY OF PAPERS FOR COLLAGE. You may or may not like to add collage to your surface. I particularly like thin papers that become translucent when glued down (we will use the polymer mediums to adhere the papers)

Suggestions: rice paper/mulberry paper

Deli sheets

News print

Tracing paper

Pages from books

Sheet music

Old posters or signs from phone poles

Paper bags

Palette knives and rubber scrappers.

Pencils, charcoal

Water soluble mediums like Stabillo pencils or Art Graff

Instructor Bios:

Diane Williams and Chuck Potter both hold Master of Fine Arts degrees in Studio Art and Consciousness studies from John F Kennedy University in Berkeley, California. Additionally, both have studied at the University of Hangzhou China, incorporating calligraphy, traditional Chinese landscape painting and Chinese medicine with their western art practices.

They have studios in Benicia, CA. (I AN I Studio) and Greenville, CA. (Diamond I AN I Studio). They teach workshops in their Benicia studio and Arts Benicia, Concord Parks & Recreation, and have run several workshops at their mountain retreat in Greenville. 

Their works can be found in corporate, public, and personal collections nationally and worldwide.

Handcarved Blockprints – Virtual Workshop


Learn how to carve custom blockprints, using a clever transfer technique.
Each person will design and print a set of cards, a drawstring bag, and a zip pouch.
I will also demo how to sew a booklet with one of the printed cards.
You will complete the class with knowledge and new skills to create more on your own.
Blockprint images can also be used on T-shirts, caps, gift wrap, and more!

April 17, 2021, 2-4pm

Participants who would like kits, last day to register: April 5
If no kit needed and gathering own supplies, sign up through April 16.

2-hr workshop:
Workshop including supplies and shipping: $94
Workshop alone without supplies:  $45
     (Participant gathers own supplies)

Ages: 12 and up

Register here:

Kit contents:
– linocut carving tools set
– 3×4” Speedy Carve rubber block  
– 3 ink pads, good for both fabric and paper (red, green, blue.)
– 4 or 5 blank A2 cards (4-1/4 x 5-1/2” folded) and envelopes 
– small canvas or cotton drawstring bag
– canvas zip pouch – no. 2 pencil 
– large-eye needle
– linen thread or embroidery thread 

Additional items to gather:
– ruler
– six sheets 8-1/2 x 11” bond paper 
– scrap paper
Elaine G. Chu has taught students of all ages, in person and online.

Her work has been featured in “Greencraft” and “Somerset Studio” magazines
as well as “1000 Artists’ Books.” She co-authored “Wood Paper Scissors,”
a how-to crafts book. Elaine received a B.A. in music at Yale University and
a B.F.A. in graphic design at University of the Arts.
View more art at and on Instagram @egchu1

Student Reviews:
“Elaine is an excellent teacher. Her instructions are clear and easy to follow. Her demonstrations were wonderful.
She is encouraging. And the class was fun.”

“Elaine was enthusiastic about her topic of instruction – it is clear that she loves doing this work and
shared her love with her students.”

Mentoring: Mixed Media, Marketing



Learn new skills and enhance your art practice through one-on-one mentoring with mixed-media artist, printmaker, and photographer Jeremy Joan Hewes. In two-hour hands-on work sessions in the classroom at Healdsburg Center for the Arts, Jeremy will share her knowledge and experience on topics that you want to explore. Content covered in each mentoring session will be determined by prearrangement, so that you can try new skills, develop variations on familiar techniques, or master details of marketing, such as preparing images for a competition or matting and framing your work.
Mentoring sessions are limited to one or two participants to allow each person to use the tools and materials and apply the techniques covered. Jeremy will demonstrate, offer tips and suggestions, and work along with participants. Basic materials and essential tools are provided, and artists may bring their own materials as well. Jeremy will also provide notes and resource lists for the content of mentoring sessions. Mentoring topics include (but are not limited to):

Mixed Media, Printmaking, Photography
– Preparing and printing images on special papers, such as mulberry paper; computer, printer, some paper provided
– Collaging images printed on mulberry paper onto other surfaces, such as a painting, special paper, or a fine art print; sample materials provided
– Painting abstract backgrounds for mixed-media works on paper or canvas, using acrylic paints; mark-making tools, stamps, and stencils; selected papers, paints, and tools provided
– Exploring encaustics (melted wax, usually containing pigment) on paper, using a Hotbox; drawing with encaustics directly on a heated aluminum plate and transferring the wax to various papers; using tools, stamps, and stencils with wax on paper; selection of materials provided
– Making simple prints: using a very small press (paper 5 inches wide at most) or printing by hand with a pinpress (metal “rolling pin” designed for printmaking), a glass baren, or other tools; all inks are water-soluble and nontoxic; clean-up with water and gentle soap; selected inks and papers provided

Marketing Your Art
– Preparing an online application for an art event or competition; participants are encouraged to bring a laptop or tablet to work with digital images and online content
– Matting and framing basics: ordering mats and frames online; matting with archival materials and conservation techniques; assembling mats and frames; sources and tips; some mats and framing materials provided
– Adjusting images digitally: resize, reshape, crop; make edges straight (when a photo of artwork is not quite “square”); removing spots or dirt; extending edges a bit; saving a master version of each file; making a copy for each size of print; sample images provided; participants are encouraged to bring a laptop or tablet and digital images
– Varied image manipulation techniques in Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, or another image editor, such as using filters, adjustment layers, opacity, curves, color modifications, and more. Specifics planned to participants’ interests and work; participants are encouraged to bring a laptop or tablet and digital images
– Creating an image library: organizing images (of your work, reference sources, others); adding keywords for searching and sorting; adding copyright and creator data; making subsets of images by subject, location, and other criteria

Instructor: Jeremy Joan Hewes

Ages: 18 and older
Location: Classes held at HCA classroom
Time: determined by student and instructor
Fee: $200 / Four 2-hour sessions
For space availability and to determine topics, contact Jeremy at:
Phone: (707) 535-0931

For mail-in registration, download class registration form here (PDF)

Online payment and registration (credit card only)

About the Instructor: Jeremy Joan Hewes has been a gallery artist at HCA for more than 3 years, participates in Art at the Source Open Studios, and was a founding artist at Riverfront Gallery in Petaluma (2007 to 2010). She has studied mixed media and painting with Teddy Elston and Maury Lapp, printmaking with Ron Pokrasso, Alan Azhderian, and Will Smith, encaustics with Paula Roland and at Wax Works West, and photography with Eddie Soloway and Nevada Wier at Sante Fe Workshops. Her work has been shown throughout northern California, in a solo gallery exhibit in Los Angeles, and at the Museum of the Gulf Coast.