Bookmaking Workshop for Adults

This 4-session Bookmaking Workshop (Book Set B), taught by Book Arts Roadshow, focuses on providing basic information and hands-on instruction (via Zoom) on how to make selection 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 B” book structures. (NOTE: These book structures are different from the ones that were taught in the 2020 Bookmaking Summer Camp.)

Participants will learn how to make:

Concertina Book

Hidden Page Book

Washi Hinge Book

3-Stitch Dos-a-Dos 

5-stitch French Doors Book

Chain Stitch Book

Instructors: Book Arts Roadshow

Sessions: 4 sessions via Zoom  
Dates: Saturdays, October 17, 24, 31 & November 7, 2020
Times: 10:00 AM to 11:15 AM (Pacific Standard Time)

Zoom Access Code & Password:Registered participants will receive an email containing the Zoom access code & password on Friday, October 16, 2020.
(NOTE: The email will come from Book Arts Roadshow.)

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)
• bone folder (optional)

Registration: Registration is open to people residing in the US (as packages will be sent via US Postal Service Priority Mail).

GREAT IDEA: Register for this workshops 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.

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 sessions, team builders, retreats and teachers professional development workshops. Find out more at

Stunning Abstracts with Soft Pastels and Mixed Media

with Mira M White

October 31 & November 1, 2020, Sat – Sun. 10am – 4 pm

Healdsburg Center for the Arts, Healdsburg Community Center

Tuition: $275 ( additional materials fee of $30 for extra supplies provided)

Healdsburg Community Center, Room 9, 1557 Healdsburg Ave., Healdsburg, CA

Click here to register

This 2 day workshop focuses on building an abstract visual structure through the application of multiple layers, working primarily with a combination of dry media, acrylic paints & collage. Dry media includes graphite, soft pastels and transfers.  We will do morning exercises, have informal lecture and continual with a demonstration. The intention of this workshop is to enrich your current practice with a combination of spontaneous, innovative paint processes and mark making. There will be ample time for personal exploration and individual attention.  For continuing artists.


Liquid Media: Your collection of acrylic paint

  • White & Black Gesso
  • Acrylic gloss medium
  • Matt or Gloss Acrylic Gel

Dry Media:  Soft Chalk Pastels (should include Sennelier or Schminke or  Great American Artworks) Pan Pastels can be included, Colored Pencils, Watercolor Pencils, Water-soluble Oil Pastels, Water Soluble Graphite (Lyra brand from Amazon or Blick) Dry pigments (optional)


  • 2 sheets full size Gessoed watercolor paper, 140lb or 300lb hot or cold press
  • 10 pieces smaller sheets of Strathmore watercolor for exercises
  • 2 same size size cradled wood panel at least 12″  for focused diptych

Mediums: Gel medium-mat or gloss & Liquitex Clear Gesso

Additional Tools:

  • Palette of some form- Cookie sheet or tray is great
  • Wax Paper or freezer paper
  • 2 Spray bottles 1 for water and 1 for Alcohol
  • Isopropyl Rubbing Alcohol 70%
  • Dense Foam smooth rollers – contractors pack- roller handles are separate
  • Your collection of brushes and scraping tools
  • Drawing board of some kind- 1/2″  foam core is great- and light
  • Collage papers ( totally optional and your choice)


Colorist and visionary, American artist Mira M. White is an award winning painter with an exhibition record both domestic and international.  When viewing her multi-media artworks one bears witness to a personal mythology of deeply felt images that stem from a lifelong preoccupation with and devotion to life as an ongoing journey of change and transformation.

Her professional responsibilities include a full teaching schedule of classes and workshops in multiple media.  Widely respected in Northern California Bay Area art communities, she has in recent years broadened her teaching venues to include workshops in  New Mexico, Florida, North Carolina, Nebraska and Washington.

The Pastel Journal just featured her work in its Dec. 2018 issue, with the apt title”Visual Narratives of Ethereal Beauty”.  Woven Tale Press just featured her graphic work in its June issue. She is included in a new hard cover book Art Journey: Abstract Painting, Encaustic Arts Magazine featured her work in its June 2015 issue. Other publications have honored her work as well: Gathering Clouds  in 2014, Inquiring Mind in 2012 & 2014, The Pastel Journal featured her pastel,  mixed media work in its Jan/Feb 2011 issue.  Her work is included in the 2010 anthology Best In American Water Media , and she is also featured in a recent anthology: Journeys Into Abstraction

BFA with High Distinction, MFA with Distinction California College of Arts & Crafts.  A member of CWA, IEA (International Encaustic Artists), National Museum of Women in the Arts, Arts Benicia and OPUS, an art collective affiliated with the Jen Tough Gallery.



What a fun way to celebrate a birthday, anniversary or reunion! HCA’s pARTy is an interactive art experience and every guest goes home with their own creative masterpiece. 

Youth parties start at $200 for up to 2 hours of art for 8. The pARTy includes supplies and 2 art projects. More than 8? Add $30 per child.   

pARTy is available for all ages and any type of celebration. Please contact Creative Education Coordinator Kelly Ebeling to schedule your pARTy: 


For Everyone, Every Age & Every Level


Create your Class: For Kids & Adults

A customized art experience for everyone, every age and every level.
Art Anytime allows students of all ages to design classes during convenient times that work well with their schedules. Whether for one person, a group of five or a pack of 20, we can arrange an instructor to teach the medium of your choice at a time that’s convenient for you in your space or ours.

ART ANYTIME is perfect for

  • Birthday parties
  • Reunion activities
  • Corporate events, or specialized one on one instruction. Art Anytime is open to all ages . 
  • Your personalized canvas & cocktails gathering,
  • Multi-generational art experience
  • Take advantage of an artist’s expertise in a specialized medium such as printmaking, cooking or photography.
  • Or schedule your private one on one art tutoring.
Art Anytime is available to all ages!
If you wish to schedule an ART ANYTIME session, please fill out the web form below, or give us a call at 707-344-2248. We need a minimum of 7 days to arrange for instructors.
Pricing: Private classes run $65-$100 per hour (minimum 2 hours) for one person, depending on the instructor. Additional students are just $25 per hour. A per-person materials fee also applies. Generally, materials fees start at $15 per person, but can run as high at $50, depending on the medium.
Cancellation: There is a $50 cancellation fee on private classes. No refund will be given when a cancellation is made less than 3 days before the class begins.


General Program Information Private classes run $65-$100 per hour (minimum 2 hours) for one person, depending on the instructor. Additional students are just $25 per hour. A per-person materials fee also applies. Generally, materials fees start at $10 per person, but can run as high at $50, depending on the medium. COMPLETE THIS FORM AND OUR CREATIVE EDUCATION COORDINATOR WILL GET BACK TO YOU.

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Watercolor & Journaling

Jean’s in person sessions have been pivoted to remote sessions due to COVID 19.

The practice of keeping a watercolor journal helps to nurture our creative spirit, and keeps the wildness alive inside us! Come join us as we combine words with our sketches and paintings. This is where we do our thinking and exploring. We’ll play with the paint and then write about it. Create a Haiku and then illustrate it. Word salads and word whittling, painting our feelings and the abstract!

Friday sessions are on line via email and video.
$15/session advanced registration recommended

2020 Sessions:
June 12, 26

July 10, 24

Aug 7, 21

For questions and to sign up contact Jean @ 

Video sample of previous class

Jean holds a BA in Art Education and has been painting and teaching for over 35 years. Her paintings are included in public, corporate, and private collections and she is a signature member of the National Watercolor Society, California Watercolor Association, and the Society of Layerists in Multi-Media. Jean has recently joined Healdsburg Center for the Arts as an exhibiting artist.


Materials List  


Healdsburg Center for the Arts 


  • Please bring sketches (preferable) or your own photos to work from.
  • Bring your usual watercolor supplies or the following suggested items:
    • Watercolor Sketchbook, 9×12 or 11×14, 140lb
      Online: Dick Blick – Canson Montval Art Book, 11×14, 140lb
      Cheap Joes – American Journey, Sanders Waterford paper, 9×12, 140lb
      Or any you can find in stores. Do not get the blocks (edges glued together).
    • Watercolor palette- I like John Pike, Alvin or a butcher tray
    • Watercolor tube paints- any red, yellow, blue (warm & cool of each)
      Winsor Newton, Holbein, Daniel Smith, Schmincke, or Graham
      My favorite triad: Winsor Blue (red shade), Winsor Red, New Gamboge
      I also use- Ultramarine Blue, Cobalt Blue, Cerulean Blue, Manganese Blue, Carmine, Permanent Rose, Scarlet Lake, Perinone Orange, Raw Sienna, Aureolin, Quinacridone Gold, Quinacridone Burnt Orange, Winsor Green, Green Gold, Sap Green, Permanent Green Light
    • Watercolor brushes- #12 or 16 round, 2” wash flat, 1” aquarelle flat, #20 large round, (synthetics are good)
  • Water container, spray bottle
  • Paper towels or rags
  • Pencils- HB, 2B, 6B
  • Kneaded eraser
  • Optional- w/c crayons, w/c pencils, waterproof pens 
  • Sources: 

Art & Soul, Sebastopol
Riley Street Art Supplies, Santa Rosa
Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff

Questions: or 707-875-9240