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The Alchemist’s Shield

Registration Is Open

$48.00

For the Brand New Recorded Version!!

The Alchemist’s Shield

Because..

these are the days

for new beginnings…

We need to be creative more than ever! This is the perfect time to offer a New Workshop that I have been planning for weeks!

Do you need time to immerse yourself in making some beautiful and intricate art pieces that symbolize protection during this winter?

If the answer is yes, please join me and create two Alchemist’s Shields that will work as Talismans, giving you protection, guidance, and support and fill you with creative magic.

This is now a self-study workshop

In my videos I will be your guide as you create two unique and gorgeous shields.

As you watch me work, it will be as if you are in my studio with me, sitting next to me at my work table. You can watch the videos at your own pace and stop and go as much as you like!

We will start with a scrap piece of wood and a pile of old cardboard pieces and construct, assemble and layer our shield with fabrics and papers and found objects that we love!

We will work with intent so that our shields will hold in them our messages, our hopes, and our dreams for the future. You will be Honoring Your Own Creative Process. And you will love every part of this workshop!!

Talisman definition:
noun [ C ]
plural: talismans
an object believed to bring good luck or to keep its owner safe from harm

— The Cambridge Dictionary

The Alchemist’s Shield Facebook Group is open now with the Supply List which I will post here as well.

*Please make sure the name you register under is the same as the name on your FB account!!

*We will invite you into the group after January 1st. If you do not get an invitation within a week after you sign up, please request to join and include the name you registered under!

Here is the link to the Facebook Group,

The Alchemist’s Shield

*These steps will ensure you get into the group quickly and hassle-free!

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

  • Some knowledge of assemblage or a previous workshop with me is advised.

  • Please consider your Paypal receipt as your confirmation and make sure when you register your correct email is on the form so I can get in contact with you.

  • You will need to ask to join the Alchemist’s Shield Facebook Group as soon as you register.

  • You will need to have a personal FB account and make sure you are able to stream live videos on your computer.

  • Invitations will be sent out as soon as possible after I have your payment and FB name.

  • There will be lots of important guidelines and information in the Announcements section on the Facebook page. Please scroll through! The videos will also be under Videos on the group page.

  • Sorry, no refunds will be issued for this course.

  • Access to the videos will be forever, at some point I will move them to Vimeo and my website as well so you can download them.

I am thrilled to be able to share this project with you and cannot wait to see your creations!!

Just $48.00





Supply List for The Alchemist’s Shield

  • small piece of wood, about 5” x 5” any thickness.

  • scrap pieces of cardboard about the same measurements

  • collage papers and fabric, small amounts (Think about different textures and weights)

  • scissors

  • straight edge

  • tacky glue or a heavier glue

  • matte medium, water, paper towels, paint brush

  • small nails and tacks

  • awl

  • string, thread,

  • wire: two or three gauges, I like natural colors

  • wire cutters or sturdy scissors

  • bent nose pliers (optional)

  • gathered artifacts or relics- I will be using a small old tin, taken apart, rusty metal pieces, rusty fence wire and maybe a small vintage bottle *Other ideas include old earrings, cabinet locks or keys, buttons, etc.

  • gathered natural objects- I will be using a feather, and a forked twig. Small stones (To use in a mosaic inside the tin) *Other ideas include seed pods, pine needles, dried plants, seed pods, etc.

  • Beads

  • needle, wide eyed

  • small hammer

  • any other favorite tools or materials!

Beach Flea Market is a wonderful place to purchase unique found or vintage objects!

And Artistic Artifacts is a wonderful place to purchase unique fabrics and papers!

 

 

Roxanne Evans Stout New Stencils + Mixed Media Workshop!

Roxanne Evans Stout - Find the essence of your creativity

Hello you beautiful, artistic souls! I wanted to tell you about the magic brewing here at River Garden Studio. I have some excitement to share!

I love this new stencil creation, and it is ready to share with you at last!
Look at all of these new stencil designs on the sheet called ATC Mix-Up Stout #1!

The time has finally come for me to share my new stencil designs

Just-Released Stencil Designs at StencilGirl Products!

I have two whole sheets available with brand-new stencil creations! Each 9″x12″ sheet has 9 unique images including animals, landscapes, and symbols. Take a look at the options on both sheets, only $14 each! Not only are they fun to use, but they are sturdy and the quality is amazing!

These were made with so much love and inspired by my own work, including my paintings, collages, and pages in my artist books and art journals. You might recognize some of the images and marks that I use so often.

Thank you to StencilGirl Products and MaryBeth Shaw for what you do for artists and art makers around the world.

I have 30 other sheets of stencils available on StencilGirl! They are a variety of sizes and priced $5, $7, and $14. Stencils make a great gift for yourself or a loved one!

I put so much love into each of these new stencil designs! This is from the sheet called ATC Mix-Up Stout #2.
Another precious new design for you from me!

I am so excited to co-teach in our upcoming Zoom workshop

The Illuminated Scroll!

This three-day workshop will happen in real time on Zoom with myself, Seth Apter, and Lisa Agaran. We have a limited number of live spots available and options for those who cannot join us live.

Registration includes all three days of the workshop, daily recordings available for 3 weeks after the workshop has ended (recordings will not be available for downloading), plus our Meet the Instructors Night event the evening before the workshop begins. Get all of the details and register here!

Won’t you make three Illuminated Scrolls with us?!

People have created scrolls to record beauty and magic since ancient times…

In The Illuminated Scroll, you will connect with history and the elements as we make three unique mixed-media scrolls on each of the three days. This is a special opportunity with Lisa Agaran, Seth Apter, and I each teaching for one whole day of the workshop!

I teach the first day and will guide you through your first Illuminated Scroll! Together we will create an enticing piece out of fabric treated with layers of gesso and paint and then embellished with a blend of collaged fabric & papers, stitching, and gatherings from nature. I will also show you how to incorporate an easy weave into your scroll to hold sticks and other found objects.

Here is a sample of my own Illuminated Scroll, which I will teach you to make! It has my new horse stencil on it.

For a special touch, we will also be using my newest stencil designs! I’m so excited for you to use them. All of my stencil designs are available at StencilGirl Products! You will see the newest stencils first!

Your majestic scroll will be a stunning work of art both when rolled up and opened to be hung on the wall, revealing your visual stories.

I am in love with this Illuminated Scroll I made, and I cannot wait to see what you make!

Join the instructors of The Illuminated Scroll… …for a fun and casual Facebook Live Event! Whether or not you are registered for the Illuminated Scroll yet, join us on Lisa’s Facebook page at 4 PST this Saturday, October 16! All three of us instructors will be there, and it will be a great virtual get-together!

Won’t you join us?!

Surprise! Stampington featured my IG account!

…in an article called “Inspired by Instagram: 5 Creative Instagram Accounts We Love!”

Stampington’s charming article for autumn features four other amazing artists whose pages and creations are most interesting. I was delighted to see how the author described my page and the images they chose from it. Here is the article to inspire you as well!

Here are some cute images they used from my IG for the Stampington article!

I hope my stencils inspire you, and I hope you can join us for The Illuminated Scroll!

The Illuminated Scroll – Workshop with Roxanne Evans Stout

Roxanne Evans Stout - Find the essence of your creativity

Hello you beautiful friends and artists!

I hope you are well and happy. May this newsletter find you creating magic! I love connecting with you, and I’m so excited to tell you about an upcoming opportunity for us to create together online!

Create mixed-media magic with us in The Illuminated Scroll! Here is the open scroll project I will teach, and Seth and Lisa will make completely different scrolls with you!
Create Mixed-Media Magic With Us In… The Illuminated Scroll!
People have created scrolls to record beauty and magic since ancient times. In The Illuminated Scroll, you will connect with history and the elements as we make three unique mixed-media scrolls on each of the three days. This is a special opportunity with Lisa Agaran-Sand, Seth Apter, and I each teaching for one whole day of the workshop!
I teach the first day and will guide you through your first Illuminated Scroll! Together we will create an enticing piece out of fabric treated with layers of gesso and paint and then embellished with a blend of collaged fabric & papers, stitching, and gatherings from nature. I will also show you how to incorporate an easy weave into your scroll to hold sticks and other found objects.

For a special touch, we will also be using my newest stencil designs! I’m so excited for you to use them. All of my stencil designs are available at StencilGirl Products!

Your majestic scroll will be a stunning work of art both when rolled up and opened to be hung on the wall, revealing your visual stories.
Here is a semi-rolled view of the scroll above, which I will guide you in making on the first day! You won’t believe the beauties Lisa and Seth have in store for you on the other days!

Won’t You Join Us!

The live Zoom sessions for The Illuminated Scroll are Thursday-Saturday, November 11-13. Registration also includes a pre-workshop Meet the Instructors Night event, daily raffle giveaways gifted by the artists, and daily recordings for later viewing. There is also a non-live option! Get all the details and register now!

Won’t you make Illuminated Scrolls with us?!
Here is a sample of the scroll I will teach you to make in The Illuminated Scroll. Seth and Lisa will teach their own secrets and techniques on their days!

Sending you blessings of creativity and joy!

Won’t you join us for The Illuminated Scroll, live on Zoom Nov. 11-13?! Or join us for the non-live version!



Sacred Offerings from Roxanne Evans Stout

third   Hello you beautiful artists and friends! I hope this newsletter finds you well! These are not easy times, but I am finding ways to create joy, and I hope you are too. I am thrilled to tell you about a special project I have been preparing for quite some time. It is finally ready to share with you! 1 poster
My next online class for you is… Sacred Offerings! Create beautiful backgrounds for stenciled “Offerings.”

How will you use them? In books, as wall hangings, as gifts or stand-alone works of art… Join me March 11 at 1 pm PST on Facebook Live! The class will last 1.5-2 hours.

After you register, you will receive an invite to a closed Facebook group, where the class will be. You will be able to re-watch the class and share with the group forever after. So even if you can’t make the live recording, it will always be available to you in our Facebook group! And it is only $30! Register here now! Register now to join Sacred Offerings!

Nurture your creativity with Sacred Offerings. Nourish your artistic spirit with an afternoon making art together… In Sacred Offerings!

If you want to explore printmaking on a Gelli plate, this will be a wonderful class for you!

We will add texture and color to papers and delve into new and meaningful ways to use my stencil designs!

We are going to nurture our creativity together, and create all kinds of magic!

Register now to join us in Sacred Offerings!

Explore Gelli plates and stencils in new and meaningful ways with us in Sacred Offerings!
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May you have a magical, beautiful day! Thank you so much to each of you who has already signed up for Sacred Offerings!  

©2021 River Garden Studio | P.O. Box 645 Keno OR 97627

Winter Offerings from Roxanne Evans Stout

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Hello you wonderful friends and artists!

May you know peace and joy in this moment! It’s been a difficult year, and I miss seeing you at live art workshops, but we are finding so many new ways to connect online that it helps. I keep working away in my cozy River Garden Studio, and I am so excited about the different offerings I’ve created that I wanted to write and tell you about them. If you want more frequent updates, follow River Garden Studio on Facebook!
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Both of my books are available on Amazon. Read the reviews and look through some pages!
Both of my books are available online! And they make amazing gifts for you or a loved one! You can explore pages of Storytelling with Collage and Dancing with Raindrops on Amazon! I created both with so much love, and it is a thrill to share them with you! My first book, Storytelling with Collage, is back in its third printing, and thanks to so many of you purchasing it, it is back on Amazon’s bestseller list too! It is packed with techniques, stories, step-by-step projects, photos, and amazing work and writing by guest artists! Each of the nine chapters focuses on collaging with a certain material, including paper, fabric, metal, and beyond! My second book, Dancing on Raindrops, beckons with photos I took of my artwork and of objects around me, from paintbrushes to flower petals to window panes. Musings along the pages encourage your creativity, honor connections, and help you see and experience life more fully.
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My books make perfect gifts!
Speaking of gifts and projects I LOVE… Have you seen the newest way to enjoy my art?! Accessory bags with my art on them are now available through Art of Where! What will they help you organize?! Or will you take it to dinner and a show when we can do such things safely again? I would love it if you go see how beautiful (and durable!) these zipper pouches are. Check them out now if you like! There are eight bag designs with four size options and original art on both sides! The art on the back of the bags is different than the front, and the interior is denim-lined. This is a whole new world, and I am overjoyed to see my art on these gorgeous, durable carry-all accessory bags! Pictured are a few examples, but take a look at all of them here!
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I am in love with my art on these carry-all zipper bags from Art of Where! Check out all 8 designs!
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One of my pieces for sale at the glorious Ashland ArtWorks Gallery! Click to see more!
Did you know I have artwork on display at two incredible galleries? And I am so thankful for them both! The Gallery at Mount Shasta and Ashland ArtWorks display and sell my art! I have had work at The Gallery at Mount Shasta for over three years! It is a beautiful place nestled at the base of breathtaking Mount Shasta in Northern California, and they regularly update my space with fresh work as pieces sell. You can browse their gallery and order any of my pieces from the comfort of your own home through their website! Ashland ArtWorks has called me one of their artists for over a year and a half. This amazing gallery sits along the creek in Southern Oregon, with sculpture gardens to explore and space for workshops! Wherever you are in the world, you can see my work on display at Ashland ArtWorks through their website, and if you see anything you would like to purchase, contact me and we will make that happen!
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This is part of my project for The Bookmaker, my newest online offering. I have a dozen online workshops for you to choose from, all discounted except the two that are free!
Do you know about my online workshops? My newest online offering, The Bookmaker, is hugely popular! After launching less than a month ago, The Bookmaker is going strong, and we would love to have you join us. Whether you are new to the arts or experienced – we will create beauty and magic! But did you know I have a dozen different online workshops for you to choose from! The oldest two are even free! Just scroll this page to see all of your options, and let’s find the essence of your creativity!
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Love and inspiration in stencil form! They also make great gifts. 🙂
One final magical offering for you… I have 24 different stencil sheets available on StencilGirl! From nature to symbols and beyond, my stencils have different sizes and themes, and I would love it if you check them out! They make perfect gifts for you and loved ones and are $5, $7, or $14. I’m always musing on new designs and working to grow the collection, so check them all out here!
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I am sending you winter offerings of love and inspiration!

Notebook Journeys

A Facebook Live Workshop

Notebook Journeys Is nOW open for self study

On Sale for $50.00

(was $60.00)

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Join me for a new kind of workshop designed just for you.

This will be different than my other online workshops, Because I filmed this live on Facebook, it will seem like I am really there, teaching you in person, unedited and unscripted!

I will gently be your guide as you create in a spiral watercolor notebook in exciting and fresh ways and fill it with your marks, your symbols, your collages and your stories.

This will not be a step by step workshop, where you need to follow along and do everything just as I do. Instead it will be like all my newest online workshops where you are free to go at your own pace and create in your own way.

Together we will paint, draw, stitch, attach and write in your notebook like you have never worked in before.

Each video session is about 1 1/2 hours and the videos will soon be available here as well as on the private Facebook page for you to view at your convenience !

Registration is Open!!

Price: $50.00

(Was $60.00)

**It is very important that you

message me on Facebook

as soon as you register.

You will also need to give me the name you registered under so I can confirm who you are. That way I can invite you into the group right away!

Important Information:

  • At this point the Live Video Sessions are completed. You can view these videos at your own convenience. They are all in the Announcements section on the private Notebook Journeys FB Page.

  • Please consider your Paypal receipt as your confirmation and make sure when you register your correct email is on the form so I can get in contact with you.

  • Please Message me on FB here immediately after making your payment! And you can ask to join the Notebook Journeys FB Group here

  • You will need to be have a personal FB account and make sure you are able to stream live videos on your computer.

  • Invitations will be sent out as soon as possible after I get your payment and FB name.

  • There are lots of important guidelines and information in the Announcements section on the FB page. Please scroll through!

  • Sorry, no refunds will be issued for this course.

  • Access to the videos will be forever, at some point I will move them to Vimeo and my website as well so you can download them.

I cannot say how excited

I am about this new class!!

Supply List:

  • Spiral Watercolor Journal: I ordered this one: Spiral Watercolor Journal but any journal with spirals about 6”x 8” will work!

  • Acrylic paints ( Watercolors can work if you don’t own any Acrylics!)

  • White Gesso

  • Matte Medium

  • Glue Stick

  • Tapes: Scotch, Washi, Masking

  • Pencils, Pens

  • Paintbrushes

  • Collage paper and fabric bits

  • Deli Paper, Rice Paper or Tissue paper

 

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Explore the possibilities!

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Let Me Help You Find Your Magic!

On Sale for just

$50.00





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Notebook Journeys

is just what you need right now!

Come and Be Nourished

Come and Learn and Grow!

Studio Moments

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Please Join Me for

STUDIO MOMENTS

MY NEWEST

ONLINE OFFERING

Let me invite you into my world!

A world that is woven together with sunlight and moon glow.

A world of textures and colors, rich with imagination and love.

A world of ups and downs,

feelings and stories that are wanting to be expressed and told.

I am so excited about this project want to share a new kind of workshop with you!


Do you ever long to delve deeper into an online workshop,

and hear more about what the artist is thinking and found out why…

Why does she use that color,

why is her work brighter on one day and darker and deeper on another…

What is her art process when she makes more complicated pieces

and she is not teaching…

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Would you like to see a little more,

a revealing

of how I actually work

and what my “studio moments”

are really like?

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I WOULD LOVE TO SHARE MY CREATIVE PROCESSES

WITH YOU!

Gather with me in my studio and watch as I share my projects!

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THESE ARE THINGS I WILL BE SHARING WITH YOU:

How I work with my whole heart.

I will share with you how nature inspires me and enriches my life

How I experiment and love to use my intuition

How collage plays an important role in my art…..

How I use color with paints, papers and fabric.

Observe how I create multi-layered backgrounds.

and use symbols and mark making in my processes.

Discover and watch me use my favorite materials and tools…

Observe how create multi-layered backgrounds

using plaster, gesso, white acrylic paint and gel medium.

How I embellish and tie together my project and give you ideas for presentation.

And so much more!

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THIS IS WHAT YOU WILL RECEIVE

DURING THE 10 MONTHS OF STUDIO MOMENTS

  • Forever access to 10 sessions and over 12 hours of videos,

    all professionally filmed in my home and studio

  • A Facebook Community for sharing art making and art stories

  • My techniques, thought processes, ideas and inspiration from my toolbox of experience

  • You will sit beside me as I create unique projects from my heart

  • you will gain endless inspiration and insights into your own processes and work towards developing your own style and meaningful art

  • You will watch and listen as I explore, experiment and use my intuition all the while guiding you through self discovery

  • A list of materials compiled for each months session

  • You will be encouraged to be your own alchemist, taking a blank piece of paper and turning it into a work of art

  • Connect with your inner muse and other like souls

  • Learn new techniques in background surface design including symbols, mark making, adding a mystical language to your own art.

  • Discover how I use different surfaces and substrates including wood, canvas, watercolor paper, metal and vintage book covers

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YOU WILL LOVE

EVERY PART OF THIS EXPERIENCE

all the while honoring your own creative process

and what feels right in your soul.

Won’t you join me?


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The Cost Is Only:

Before December 30th, 2018

$180.00

Just $18.00 a month!!!

Regular Price – $220.00

Studio Moments goes live January 3, 2019



Great offering 🍂I always feel so inspired by spending time observing and listening to other artists and their process!
I love watching you and your creations of beauty using multiple mixed media and assemblage techniques ♥️

— Shellie Lee

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Come and Join me at

River Garden Studio for

Studio Moments

IMPORTANT DETAILS:

These videos will be available forever and will be downloadable.

This workshop will go live on January 3rd. You will be notified of this via email.

Every month after that sessions will go live the first Thursday of every month.

(except October when it will be the second Tuesday.

During this workshop you are free to create using what you have learned or the videos can be for your viewing pleasure.

I really believe that watching me work will lead to your own self discoveries!

High Speed Internet is advised. I am not a computer expert,

if you don’t know how to use the internet you will need to get help on your end.

This workshop is non-refundable.

In purchasing Studio Moments you agree to honor me and my work and not share the course login or downloaded videos.

Please refer to my book Storytelling with Collage for my favorite mediums, tools and materials!

More detailed lists will follow.

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Window Light

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There is something about a window that is almost magic to me… 

Maybe it’s a tattered lace curtain or a piece of worn fabric attached with a thumb tack to the window frame.

Or Maybe its the light. How it changes through the hours. Through the seasons.

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What Rains Thundered against the window panes? 

and what child watched the snow fall through the milky white Glass?

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It’s the way that Sometimes the light comes from the inside, and sometimes from the outside.

From Dark to light and light to dark.

What stories are there, within the walls of a window that frame it so securely?

What stories are There, outside on the streets or roads that people travel upon?

And Why did these windows call to me that I had to stop and photograph them?

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Blue is a Beach Stone

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Blue is like a beach stone,

I put in my pocket to remind me of this day.

It is the color of the ocean village reflecting in the bay,

And the moonlight that sighs.

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Mid Summer of Mine

 

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These are the days when poems are born.

Birds play on the grass under a shower of water from the sprinkler.

The air is alive with humming birds and dragonflies, bees and butterflies.

I could watch them all day.

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