WORKSHOPS & EVENTS

© Sue Schlabach

Art Show at First Branch Coffee

I have a changing gallery of paintings hanging at First Branch Coffee.

Come by for art, coffee, tea, pastries and conversation. Donuts on Wednesdays! All the good things!

I love this mighty little Vermont business. My daughter was a barista there and it is my go-to place for beans to brew at home, or a smooth delicious espresso beverage.

© Sue Schlabach

3 SESSION CLASS


Draw, Paint & Collage a Creative Sketchbook

  • Date: Three sessions: Jan 10, 17, 24, 2024
  • Hours: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Location: Artistree, 2095 Pomfret Rd, Pomfret, Vermont 05067
  • Class Limit: 12
  • Workshop cost: $120 (for all 3 sessions)

Register here.

Tap more deeply into your own creative core through a variety of exercises and projects using various media. Use a sketchbook to explore color, pattern, chart-making, visual storytelling.

Each week we will explore a number of ways to use the pages of a sketchbook to honor special events, remember a trip, work in patterns or explore a color palette. At the end of the class you will have started a sketchbook practice and have some tools to use in building a sketchbook habit.  We will using pencils, ink, collage and water-based media.  A sketchbook will be provided for each participant.

WORKSHOP


Artful Visible Mending for Woolens

  • Date: Sunday, January 21, 2024
  • Hours: 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
  • Location: Artistree, 2095 Pomfret Rd, Pomfret, Vermont 05067
  • Class Limit: 12
  • Workshop cost: $55

Register here.

Winter is a great time to repair worn and torn woolens. Many socks or sweaters can last for years to come and can be repaired again and again.

Learn to repair holes in sweaters and socks with darning techniques that can be both strong and decorative. You will learn several techniques to reinforce and repair the damage in heels and toes of socks and elbows and various size holes on your other knitwear.

Bring a variety of woolens that need repair and I’ll help you choose the one or two you can start during the workshop. You will likely finish one and maybe two during the workshop time. No sewing experience necessary. You will leave the workshop with skills to repair your woolens artfully for years to come.

Women, men, and teenagers welcome!

© Sue Schlabach

WORKSHOP


Artful Visible Mending

  • Date: Sunday, February 4, 2024
  • Hours: 2:00-5:00 p.m.
  • Location: Artistree, 2095 Pomfret Rd, Pomfret, Vermont 05067
  • Class Limit: 12
  • Workshop cost: $55

Register here.

Learn to repair a favorite clothing item with simple, beautiful stitching. No sewing experience necessary. Bring several worn or torn clothes and learn techniques to patch and stitch over a rip or thin area, rendering it strong, beautiful and useful. This technique can be as ornamental or utilitarian as you wish it to look. I will show you examples for both and you can adapt to your aesthetic wishes. You will leave the workshop with skills to repair your clothes artfully for years to come. Women, men, and teenagers welcome.

©Sue Schlabach Visible Mending
© Sue Schlabach

3 SESSION CLASS


Painting with Bigger Brushes

  • Date: Three sessions: April 23, April 30 and May 7, 2024
  • Hours: 6:00-8:30 p.m.
  • Location: Artistree, 2095 Pomfret Rd, Pomfret, Vermont 05067
  • Class Limit: 12
  • Workshop cost: $140 (for all 3 sessions)

Register here.

Learn to loosen up your technique and visually edit your subjects to create more dynamic work in acrylic, oil or watercolor. Demos will be in acrylic.

You will  compose, block-in, and complete paintings with large brushes, palette knives and various crude tools to help reduce the temptation to be fixated on detail. In the studio students will work from on-site still life and from visual references for the landscape session. You will learn to simplify shapes, tones and colors to suggest a scene without painting in every twig, leaf and blade of grass.

This workshop is best for painters who have already started and have their general supplies to paint in oil, acrylic or watercolor/gouache. It will probably be frustrating for a total beginner. Intermediate to advanced painters suggested.

PAST EVENTS

Artist Residency


The Sable Project

     

    I was a guest artist at The Sable Project in Stockbridge, Vermont, in July of 2023. Learn more about the experience here

    © Jaylyn McFadden
    ©Sue Schlabach Visible Mending

    WORKSHOP


    Warhol’s Watercolor and Inkblot Method

    • Date: Saturday, October 28, 2023
    • Hours: 2:00-5:00 p.m.
    • Location: Artistree, 2095 Pomfret Rd, Pomfret, Vermont 05067
    • Class Limit: 12
    • Workshop cost: $50

    Register here.

    In his early advertising career Andy Warhol used a method of inking and blotting to create a print on watercolor paper that he then painted with watercolors. Many of his images were fashion oriented: shoes, clothes and also some whimsical birds. You will learn the inking technique first and will have several source images to choose from. You will learn to use calligraphy nib pens with ink to make your design, then paint the final result. Some students may have time to complete more than one painting.

    WORKSHOP


    Artful Visible Mending

    • Date: Saturday, September 30, 2023
    • Hours: 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    • Location: Artistree, 2095 Pomfret Rd, Pomfret, Vermont 05067
    • Class Limit: 12
    • Workshop cost: $55

    Register here.

    Learn to repair a favorite clothing item with simple, beautiful stitching. No sewing experience necessary. Bring several worn or torn clothes and learn techniques to patch and stitch over a rip or thin area, rendering it strong, beautiful and useful. This technique can be as ornamental or utilitarian as you wish it to look. I will show you examples for both and you can adapt to your aesthetic wishes. You will leave the workshop with skills to repair your clothes artfully for years to come. Women, men, and teenagers welcome.

    ©Sue Schlabach Visible Mending
    On Walker Hill © Sue Schlabach

    Opening Friday, July 22

    Artists of East Barnard

    • Date: July 22-August 20, 2022
    • Time: Opening reception 5:30-7:00 pm on July 22
    • Gallery Hours: Open Tuesdays through Saturday, confirm hours here
    • Location: Artistree Gallery, Pomfret, Vermont

    Eight artists from my tiny little town, population less than 200, will share paintings, photography, ceramics and sculpture in the Artistree Gallery, a beautiful restored farmhouse in Pomfret, Vermont.

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