workshops schedule


Our 2019 Schedule for April, May June and July

 All Day Art Retreats and 3 Hour Mini Workshops

TO SIGN UP CALL:        805-339-0253   




We are so very happy to be announcing our All Day Art Retreats and Mini Workshops Schedule!!!

 We have relocated to our home Studio in Ventura, Ca.

I will be teaching the retreats and workshops in our new glass window studio, amongst my garden.

Such a treat to sit, relax, mingle, eat, learn and meet new friends in this most special space. 

Please remember that the spaces fill very quickly, so if you want a spot, you can call me (Mary) directly at


Payments can be made securely over the phone, and I can email your confirmation to you.

Hope to see many of you Ladies as we embark on new adventures.


All MINI WORKSHOPS will include use of shop supplies, unless otherwise noted.

A healthy and lite snack, and of course a pot of Tea for us Tea lovers and French Press Coffee for our coffee lovers. 


ALL DAY RETREATS will include all supplies, unless otherwise noted, healthy snacks and a scrumptious LUNCH.

Tea, coffee and refreshing drinks and of course deserts will also be provided. We love to share with you a glass of wine for our late afternoon and  evening events

New Dates and Times


Date: Saturday May 18th

       Milk / Lime Wash Paint 101  11:00 am to 2:00 pm           $95 includes all supplies and a beginning kit to take home with you

We have our own ORGANIC MILK / LIME WASH PAINT  unlike any other ... Made with 3 simple ingredients, organically sourced lime, organic milk and earth pigments, I will show you how to work with this natural paint. This recipe is what man has used for centuries and continues to gain popularity as we grow to want to use more natural products in our homes and environment.

Date: Saturday May 25th

               Watercolor 101   11:00 am to 2:00 pm          $65 includes all supplies and a lovely kit to keep just for you

In this 3 hour workshop, you will learn the basics of watercolor. You do not need to have ever watercolored before, as I will show you how to make a pattern and apply to paper using different simple variations and techniques. This workshop will inspire you to continue and reach farther than you ever thought you could. I will also share with you some of my own little secrets that I have learned over the many years I have been watercoloring.

Date: Saturday June 8th

       Simple Weaving      11:00 am to 2:00 pm       $95 and this will include all supplies, plus your own to keep "weaving loom". 

This is one of my favorite classes to teach. We will learn how to warp a loom and weave using natural fibers and other interesting elements from nature. This workshop is very easy and so addicting. You will be a weaving master before you know it. No experience necessary. A very easy beginners workshop.   


Saturday July 27th

KOKEDAMA (Moss Covered Hanging Plants)        11:00 am to 3:00 pm        $65 and includes all supplies 

Learn the Art of Ancient Japanese Kokedama. In this class you will learn how to assemble and finish your hanging flowering plant. The simplicity of this is refreshing to the mind, and it will help us see how lovely all flowers and plants are. It is a little bit like Bonsai. No experience is needed, just an open mind.




Date: Saturday June 29th


  Silver Clay Jewelry       11:00 am to 5:00pm .        $125 plus you will need to purchase a kit before class that is $105 available through me

Using recycled organic Sterling Silver, .925% clay,  you will learn how to sculpt, press and free form .925 silver clay into pendants, rings, beads, bracelets, etc. The silver is very easy to work with, and we will be firing during our class. You will not believe how easy, fun and freeing this workshop is.  Your kit that you purchase for class will have all the tools you will need to continue at home making more jewelry. 


Date: Saturday July 13th


      LEATHER  BAG           11am to 5:00 pm                                        $95  plus your leather kit $125 available through me

In this all day workshop, you will pattern your own bag and learn how to stitch together and embellish your own  super  hip leather bag. This workshop will teach you  many simple skills that you can apply to other styles of leather bags, clutches etc.      This Bag is one you will use for years to come and everyone will want you to make them one.   Your leather kit will include all tools you will need to continue you bag making...just buy more leather.