Workshops and Classes


Check in here to see what is next at the Pink House! The workshops and classes will take place at Art at the Pink House, 25 Woodruff Street, Saranac Lake NY unless noted otherwise.

Please preregister by contacting Cris: 518.524.0533 or PinkHouseGallery@gmail.com

MARCH 2017

 Eco Printing on Fabric and Paper
 
Eco printing (a.k.a. botanical contact printing) is the process of using plant material to "print" the plant pigments onto fabric or paper, using mordants and heat on the tightly-wrapped plant and fabric (or paper) bundles. This results in a wide range of colors and patterns. No experience needed.


Instructor: Cris Winters
Cost: $52 includes materials 
Date: Thursday, March 2
Time: 2 to 5pm

Please preregister by contacting Cris: 518.524.0533 or PinkHouseGallery@gmail.com


  Handmade Journal
Travel sketchbook by Cris Winters
Taking a special trip? Expecting a great family event? Make a beautiful journal, photo album, or travel book with one sheet of watercolor paper and colored mat boards for covers. Fun to use and suitable for most art media and writing tools. No experience needed.
 
Instructor: Cris Winters
Cost: $38
Time and Date: 6-8PM, Tuesday, March 7
 
Please preregister by contacting Cris: 518.524.0533 or PinkHouseGallery@gmail.com


FEBRUARY 2017
  
Valentine Card Classes
 
Using paper collage and watercolor paints, make 2 to 3 beautiful Valentine cards for your Sweet Ones! No experience needed. For mature teens and adults.

Instructor: Cris Winters


Dates and Times: Tuesday, February 7 from 3 to 5pm OR Thursday, February 9 from 6 to 8pm
Cost: $18

Please preregister by contacting Cris: 518.524.0533 or PinkHouseGallery@gmail.com

 Learn Drawing (and Some Botany)
  Want to draw what you see? Using plants as the subject material, you’ll learn some basic botany as well. Perfect for gardeners, naturalists, and anyone who longs to make sense of the world with a pencil. No experience needed. There will be 3 consecutive sessions for this class.

Instructor: Cris Winters

Dates: Wednesdays, Feb 15 & 22, Mar 1

Time: 5:30 to 8:00pm

Cost: $85 plus materials



Please preregister by contacting Cris: 518.524.0533 or PinkHouseGallery@gmail.com

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JANUARY 2017
 Handmade Journal
Travel sketchbook by Cris Winters

Taking a special trip? Expecting a great family event? Make a beautiful journal, photo album, or travel book with one sheet of watercolor paper and colored mat boards for covers. Fun to use and suitable for most art media and writing tools. No experience needed.
Instructor: Cris Winters
Cost: $38
Time and Date: 5-7PM, Wednesday, November 9
Please preregister by contacting Cris: 518.524.0533 or PinkHouseGallery@gmail.com
 
Playing with Watercolor
Watercolor play exercises


In this class you’ll learn about the enjoyable process of working with color and water – the essence of watercolor painting. Rather than painting an object or scene, we’ll experiment with various papers, techniques to make the color flow, and other happy processes that will allow you to move forward with this beautiful painting medium.


Instructor: Cris Winters

Cost: $45

Date: Wednesday, January 11

Time: 1-5pm

Please preregister by contacting Cris: 518.524.0533 or PinkHouseGallery@gmail.com


Eco Printing on Fabric and Paper
 
Eco printing (a.k.a. botanical contact printing) is the process of using plant material to "print" the plant pigments onto fabric or paper, using mordants and heat on the tightly-wrapped plant and fabric (or paper) bundles. This results in a wide range of colors and patterns. No experience needed.


Instructor: Cris Winters
Cost: $52 includes materials 
Date: Wednesday, January 18
Time: 1 to 5pm

Please preregister by contacting Cris: 518.524.0533 or PinkHouseGallery@gmail.com



NOVEMBER 2016

Handmade Journal
Travel sketchbook by Cris Winters

Taking a special trip? Expecting a great family event? Make a beautiful journal, photo album, or travel book with one sheet of watercolor paper and colored mat boards for covers. Fun to use and suitable for most art media and writing tools. No experience needed.
Instructor: Cris Winters
Cost: $38
Time and Date: 5-7PM, Wednesday, November 9
 Please preregister by contacting Cris: 518.524.0533 or PinkHouseGallery@gmail.com
Hand Embroidery

As an embellishment on fiber art or on its own, hand embroidery is beautiful and easy. Learn the basics or some new stitches at this class. Basic materials provided. No experience needed.




Instructor: Cris Winters

Cost: $38, materials provided
Time and Date: 3 - 5PM, Wednesday, November 16


Please preregister by contacting Cris: 518.524.0533 or PinkHouseGallery@gmail.com



OCTOBER 2016

Nature Drawing Workshop


Cortinaria mushroom - ink and watercolor by Cris Winters

This day-long workshop will begin indoors with beginning seeing-to-draw instruction. We will then move to an outdoor location to observe nature and learn to record those observations in the sketch journal.

Date and Time:  Tuesday, October 4th from 10AM - 5PM
Cost: $90 includes materials
Instructor: Cris Winters

 Eco Printing on Fabric and Paper

Eco printing (a.k.a. botanical contact printing) is the process of using plant material to "print" the plant pigments onto fabric or paper, using mordants and heat on the tightly-wrapped plant and fabric (or paper) bundles. This results in a wide range of colors and patterns. No experience needed.


Instructor: Cris Winters
Cost: $45 includes materials 
Time: 2 to 5pm 
Date: Wednesday, October 12th

Please preregister by contacting Cris: 518.524.0533 or PinkHouseGallery@gmail.com



AUGUST 2016


Handmade Journal

Travel sketchbook by Cris Winters

Taking a summer trip? Expecting a great family event? Make a beautiful journal, photo album, or travel book with one sheet of watercolor paper and colored mat boards for covers. Fun to use and suitable for most art media and writing tools. No experience needed.

Instructor: Cris Winters

Cost: $35

Time: 6 to 8pm

Date: Thursday, August 11


Playing with Watercolor
Watercolor play exercises



In this class you’ll learn about the enjoyable process of working with color and water – the essence of watercolor painting. Rather than painting an object or scene, we’ll experiment with various papers, techniques to make the color flow, and other happy processes that will allow you to move forward with this beautiful of painting mediums.


Date and Time: Tuesday, August 16 from 2 – 5PM

Cost: $45

Instructor: Cris Winters


Wax Resist on Silk
Wax resist scarves by Lynne Taylor



Using layers of wax and dye, we will create colors and patterns on silk, resulting in beautiful scarves. No experience is necessary.



Date and Time: Sunday, August 21 from 10AM - 2PM

Cost: $65

Instructor: Lynne Taylor


Nature Drawing Workshop
 
Cortinaria mushroom - ink and watercolor by Cris Winters


This day-long workshop will begin indoors with beginning seeing-to-draw instruction. We will then move to an outdoor location to observe nature and learn to record those observations in the sketch journal.



Date and Time:  Wednesday, August 31 from 10AM - 5PM

Cost: $90 includes materials

Instructor: Cris Winters
 
 JULY 2016

 Handmade Journal


Taking a summer trip? Expecting a great family event? Make a beautiful journal, photo album, or travel book with one sheet of watercolor paper and colored mat boards for covers. Fun to use and suitable for most art media and writing tools. No experience needed.

Instructor: Cris Winters

Cost: $35

Time: 4 to 6pm

Date: Thursday, July 7

Please preregister by contacting Cris: 518.524.0533 or PinkHouseGallery@gmail.com

 Eco Printing on Fabric and Paper

Learn the process of using plant leaves, stems, and flowers to ‘print’ fabric and paper. Local and florist leaves and flowers make wonderful subjects for eco printing (a.k.a. botanical contact printing), resulting in a wide range of colors and patterns. No experience needed.


Instructor: Cris Winters
Cost: $45 includes materials 
Time: 2 to 5pm 
Date: Monday, July 11

Please preregister by contacting Cris: 518.524.0533 or PinkHouseGallery@gmail.com

 Make a Magical Silk Scarf


Using Sharpie markers and a solvent, Lynne will teach us how to make beautiful watercolor effects on a silk scarf in your choice of color and design. No experience needed.


Instructor: Lynne Taylor
Cost: $50 includes materials
Time: 10am to 2pm
Date: Wednesday, July 13

Please preregister by contacting Cris: 518.524.0533 or PinkHouseGallery@gmail.com

Your Story in Mixed Media Collage
Using papers and emphemera, paint, and other materials, make a collage that tells your own story. This class can result in either a finished collage or the starting point for journaling using collage and words as your medium. Lots of fun for mature teens and adults. No experience needed.



Instructor: Cris Winters

Cost: $40 includes materials 
Date: Sunday, July 24
Time: 1 to 4pm


Please preregister by contacting Cris: 518.524.0533 or PinkHouseGallery@gmail.com


APRIL and MAY 2016
 
Make a Magical Silk Scarf


Using Sharpie markers and a solvent, Lynne will teach us how to make beautiful watercolor effects on a silk scarf in your choice of color and design. No experience needed.


Instructor: Lynne Taylor
Cost: $45 includes materials
Time: 10am to 2pm
Date: Saturday, April 30

Make a Little Book


Learn to make several simple book types that you can use for little journals, cards, albums, and gifts. Lots of fun for mature teens and adults. No experience needed.
 

Instructor: Cris Winters
Cost: $35 includes materials
Date: Wednesday, May 11 
Time: 3:30 – 5:30pm




  MARCH AND APRIL 2016

Mixed Media Collage
Mixed Media Collage for Spring

Learn how to combine papers, paint, and other materials to make a collage with a colorful Spring theme! Lots of fun for mature teens and adults. No experience needed.



Instructor: Cris Winters

Cost: $35 includes materials 
Date: Sunday, March 20
Time: 1 to 4pm


Please preregister by contacting Cris: 518.524.0533 or PinkHouseGallery@gmail.com


Basic Little Books


Learn to make several simple book types that you can use for little journals, cards, albums, and gifts. Lots of fun for mature teens and adults. No experience needed. 

Instructor: Cris Winters

Cost: $35 includes materials
Date: Wednesday, March 23

Time: 3:00 – 5:30pm

Please preregister by contacting Cris: 518.524.0533 or PinkHouseGallery@gmail.com






Learn Drawing (and Some Botany)



Want to draw what you see? Using plants as the subject material, you’ll learn some basic botany as well. Perfect for gardeners, naturalists, and anyone who longs to make sense of the world with a pencil. No experience needed. There will be 3 consecutive sessions for this class.


Instructor: Cris Winters

Cost: $85 plus materials

Time: 5:30 to 8:30pm

Dates: Wednesdays, April 13, 20, and 27

 Studio Free-for-All



Spend as much or all little time as you like for FREE at the Pink House Studio learning a new technique on fabric or paper. Cris will guide you to make something beautiful by printing, dyeing, stamping, or Who Knows What?!  Lots of fun for mature teens and adults. No experience needed.



Instructor: Cris Winters

Cost: FREE

Time: 1 to 5pm

Date: Saturday, April 23

Fun Fabric Collage

 

Learn how to use your favorite fabric scraps to make beautiful fabric collages, either for finished works or as backgrounds for further embellishment.

Sewing machine and basic sewing skills are required.


Instructor: Cris Winters
Cost: $45

Time: 10am to 3pm

Date: Saturday, March 12


Studio Free-for-All


Spend as much or all little time as you like for FREE at the Pink House Studio learning a new technique on fabric or paper. Cris will guide you to make something beautiful by printing, dyeing, stamping, or Who Knows What?!  Lots of fun for mature teens and adults. No experience needed.



Instructor: Cris Winters

Cost: FREE

Time: 1 to 5pm

Date: Sunday, March 13








FEBRUARY and MARCH 2016
  
VALENTINE CARD CLASSES




Using paper collage and watercolor paints, make 2 to 3 beautiful Valentine cards for your Sweet Ones! No experience needed. For mature teens and adults.


Instructor: Cris Winters

Cost: $18

Dates:      Wednesday, February 3 from 6 to 8pm
           OR Saturday, February 6 from 1 to 3pm.


Learn Drawing (and Some Botany)



Want to draw what you see? Using plants as the subject material, you’ll learn some basic botany as well. Perfect for gardeners, naturalists, and anyone who longs to make sense of the world with a pencil. No experience needed. There will be 3 consecutive sessions for this class.


Instructor: Cris Winters

Cost: $85 plus materials

Time: 5:30 to 8:30pm

Dates: Thursdays, February 4, 11, and 18



SIMPLE SHIBORI FABRIC DYING
 Using simple materials, Susan will teach us some basic shibori techniques. Shibori dyeing uses folded, tied, wrapped or clamped “resists” to create beautifully patterned cloth. We will dye enough fabric to create napkins or a pillow cover for each participant. No experience needed.


Instructor: Susan Hahn

Cost: $45

Time: 1 to 4pm

Date: Sunday, February 7



ECO PRINTING ON FABRIC and PAPER


Learn the process of using plant leaves, stems, and flowers to ‘print’ fabric and paper.  Local and florist leaves and flowers make wonderful subjects for eco-printing, resulting in a wide range of colors and patterns. No experience needed.


Instructor: Cris Winters

Cost: $55

Time: 1 to 4pm each day

Date: Saturday and Sunday, February 20 and 21


JANUARY 2016


Make a Magical Silk Scarf


 Using Sharpie markers and a solvent, Lynne will teach us how to make beautiful watercolor effects on a 9” x 54” silk scarf in your choice of color and design. No experience needed.


Instructor: Lynne Taylor

Cost: $45

Time: 10am to 2pm

Date: Saturday, January 16


 Handmade Journal


Make a beautiful journal, photo album, or travel book for the New Yearwith one sheet of watercolor paper and colored mat boards for covers. Fun to use and suitable for most art media and writing tools. No experience needed.

Instructor: Cris Winters

Cost: $30

Time: 5:30 to 8:30pm

Date: Thursday, January 21


Fun Fabric Collage

 

Learn how to use your favorite fabric scraps to make beautiful fabric collages, either for finished works or as backgrounds for further embellishment.

Sewing machine and basic sewing skills are required.


Instructor: Cris Winters
Cost: $45

Time: 10am to 3pm

Date: Saturday, January 23






NOVEMBER and DECEMBER 2015


WINTER LANDSCAPE COLLAGE

Sunday, November 15

1 to 4 pm
Winter Solstice I by Cris Winters
Learn how to combine papers, paint, and other materials to make a collage with a winter landscape theme. Lots of fun and the finished collage will make a great gift!



Instructor: Cris Winters

Cost: $40, plus materials

Location: Art at the Pink House

25 Woodruff Street, Saranac Lake

Preregister to reserve your place by contacting Cris at 518.524.0533 or PinkHouseGallery@gmail.com



Holiday Star Banner Workshop

 Sunday, December 6

1 to 4 pm

 
Star Banner materials

Lynne Taylor and Cris Winters will guide you in making a beautiful banner of stars printed with your own stamp and embellished with ribbons, bells, and yarns.



Cost: $40 plus materials

Location: Art at the Pink House

25 Woodruff Street, Saranac Lake

Preregister to reserve your place by contacting Cris at 518.524.0533 or PinkHouseGallery@gmail.com




SEPTEMBER and OCTOBER 2015

MAKING SILK PAPER
Wednesday, September 23rd
10am to 3 pm


Using silk fibers, dye, and a binding liquid, Carol will show teach us how to produce this beautiful material and then use it to make a very personal journal cover. Silk paper can also be used in fabric or paper collage, on small purses or bags, and in other art pieces.

Instructor: Carol Boyer
Cost: $75 plus materials
To register for this small workshop:
518.524.0533
pinkhousegallery@gmail.com



MIXED MEDIA COLLAGE
Wednesday, September 30th
6 to 8:30pm

Learn how to use papers, photographs, fabric, and paint to create a beautiful piece of art on a small stretched canvas.
Instructor: Cris Winters
Cost: $40 plus materials
To register for this small workshop:


IMPROV SKETCHES IN QUILT DESIGN

Wednesday, October 7th from 10am to 4pm


Join Pat Pauly in learning the quick steps to composing improvisationally – or by improv - by building off the pieces that started the design for an art quilt. With her handful of piecing techniques, and tips on construction, we will make mini-works that can be the finished art quilt or become the base for larger work that begins a series. Let go of templates and see possibilities develop. For confident beginner or intermediate sewers.


Instructor: Pat Pauly
Cost: $90 plus materials
To register for this small workshop:
518.524.0533 or pinkhousegallery@gmail.com




2 comments:

Unknown said...

I love your lovely pink house banner!

Cris Winters said...

Thanks so much! It's part of a larger piece that shows the whole Pink House.