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ARTISTS

WORKSHOPS

Our Artist Workshops are designed to inform and inspire both aspiring and professional artists with focused, hands-on practice in the beautiful 100 year-old barn. These small groups become supportive communities that share conversation and progress long after the workshop is done. Prices and seating availability will be based on the individual workshops. Invites will be clear about the skill level needed for each event.

Animal Illustrations with Sarah Nelson

August 3, 2019

2022 WORKSHOPS

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FORAGING FOR EDIBLE PLANTS

WITH CHEF ALAN BERGO

SATURDAY JUNE 04, 2022

$75 a person

10:00AM – 3:00PM

Wild edible plants are traditionally eaten around the world, but not much in the United States. Join Chef Alan Bergo for a tour of the wild grocery store all around us at Everwood Farmstead. Participants will start out with a casual walk around the property discussing common, easy to identify edible plants hiding in plain sight. After lunch, Chef will demonstrate one of his favorite recipes for preparing leafy greens that you can use for the plants you just found, or favorites from your garden. Class size is limited to 15 participants.

 

Chef Alan Bergo is one of America's leading voices in the world of foraging and wild food. Known for his website foragerchef.com, the internet's largest resource on cooking with wild mushrooms, his work has been featured on the Today Show, The Sundance Film Festival, and The Wall Street Journal, with essays and recipe selections published in over 15 books. His show, The Wild Harvest, won a Taste award for best Online Food Show in 2022. His first book, The Forager Chef's Book of Flora, now in its fourth printing, was published through Chelsea Green Publishing in 2021.

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MACRAME WALL HANGINGS

WITH KATIE HAWS

SATURDAY JULY 16, 2022

$80 a person

10:00AM – 3:00PM

Join Fiber Artist Katie Haws for a macrame wall hanging workshop! Come ready to explore the Farmstead to gather natural sticks for your base, along with learning basic knotting techniques to create your very own medium sized piece to take home. All materials will be provided. Class size is limited to 15 participants.

 

Based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, fiber artist Katie Haws creates one of a kind macrame and woven wall hangings. Katie received her BFA in Fibers from the University of Milwaukee Peck School of the Arts in 2014. She taught herself Macrame in 2018 during the final months of her pregnancy as a way to stay on her feet, maintain her creativity and explore the meditative practice involved in repeatedly tying knots.

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WATERCOLOR FOR BEGINNERS

WITH COCO CONNOLLY

SATURDAY AUGUST 20, 2022

$70 a person

10:00AM – 3:00PM

Join Coco Connolly and explore the basics of painting with watercolor through storytelling, demonstration and hands on exercises. The course will begin with a discussion of the basics of color and different kinds of paper, paint and brushes followed by an introduction to three basic watercolor techniques: gradated wash, wet on wet, and dry-brush. Throughout the course, Coco will focus on the importance of silencing your inner critic and painting with confidence. Class size is limited to 15 participants.

Minneapolis painter Coco Connolly specializes in watercolor. Her works describe her environment, the landscape, and people around her. Her style blends precise line work and impressionistic flowing watercolors. Her landscape studies dwell on the atmospheric qualities of the prairies and farmland in the Midwest, while her botanical works are opportunities for meditative reflection. A lifetime of dance training also fuels her interest in painting people. 

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PREVIOUS WORKSHOPS

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FORAGED
FLORAL DESIGN

with Ann Mekala

Saturday, June 12, 2021

"What a lovely day learning and growing with beautiful people! Thank you for having me."

- Ann Mekala

"This was so lovely! Thank you for fostering community, creativity and beauty in your space. Can't wait to return!"

- Colleen

"This has been an honor and joy. The connections I've made with nature and others I will never forget."

- Sam

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PLEIN AIR
OIL PAINTING

with Neil Sherman

Saturday, July 18, 2021

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WRITING ABOUT FAMILY:
A LOOK AT THE MEMOIR

with Kao Kalia Yang

Saturday, September 25, 2021

"Wonderful day! Not only helpful writing workshop, but a masterclass in giving constructive feedback."

- Susan

"Thank you so much for a beautiful day and an amazing experience."

- Carol

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STAINED GLASS MOSAICS
FOR BEGINNERS

with Kristin Dieng

Saturday, June 15, 2019

"Thank you for having us! It was a lot of fun. I thought Kristin did a great job. She was friendly and helpful. Everwood always provides a cool atmosphere."

- Nancy

"I enjoyed the whole day! This was my first time trying glass mosaic art and I really enjoyed it. Kristin was very helpful. You all do a great job of making everyone feel welcome. Such a beautiful setting, too."

- Nancy

"Thank you for hosting such an awesome event and for introducing us to Kristin's talent! We love how our artwork turned out."

- Mary

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ANIMAL
ILLUSTRATION

with Sarah Nelson

August 03, 2019

"I loved being here, drawing and learning from Sarah. Such great hospitality (& chickens)!"

- Deb

"So so great! Sarah was wonderful. The space is beautiful and the class and people were lovely. Thank  you for a perfect day!"

- Maggie

"Thank you. Today was heaven and I learned SO much."

- Amy

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ZERO WASTE

INDIGO DYING

with Annabella Sardelis

Saturday, September 14, 2019

"You have cultivated a place that is nurturing, welcoming and generous. There is no scarcity here — it exudes abundance. The difference between teaching at an arts non-profit and here is that you are coming from an abundance mindset that is curating an experience that will last a lifetime."

- Annabella Sardelis

"What a peaceful, healing place. I feel so honored to be a part of this day. The art was about the techniques, the nature and beauty, the setting and those around me. It all truly is sacred."

- Tara

 

"Enchanted by the silence, the scenes. Couldn't have asked for a better place to learn and be."

- Lydia

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TAKE YOUR KNITTING

TO THE NEXT LEVEL

with Gretchen Funk

Saturday, September 08, 2018

"Thank you for having us for the wonderful knitting workshop. What an amazing setting and spectular hosts!"

- Gretchen Funk

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"Hard not to be inspired in such a beautiful space. Beautiful day! Wonderful teaching! Perfect kick off of fall."

- Katie

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INTRO TO THE

POTTERY WHEEL

with Jason Kaping

Saturday, August 25, 2018

"An absolutely solid weekend teaching and enjoying the farm. Hope to come back soon."

- Jason Kaping​

"This was my first pottery wheel experience and I loved it! I was more successful than I anticipated. The instruction was wonderful with no stress!. Love the setting here. I would love to do this again."

- Carol

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“DEAR DEAR” MASK MAKING

WITH THE FAMILY

with Sandy Spieler

Saturday, June 09, 2018

"Thank you!!! As it turns out, you guys are the quintessential beautiful dears. What a vision. Thanks for sharing your community with us."

- Sandy Spieler 

"We had a great time. We love this place!"

- Miles + Diogo

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DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY
& VISUAL STORYTELLING

with Andy Richter & Selma Fernandez Richter

Saturday, October 14, 2017

“Thank you for inviting us to spend the day at the farm. We had a wonderful students and a great experience. We'd love to come back!"

- Andy + Selma

 

"Thank you for the very informative and fun class in such a beautiful location! This was a great opportunity and I appreciate all the work that went into today."

- Kayleigh

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NATURE
SKETCHBOOKS

with Pam Luer

Saturday, September 10, 2017

“Perfect September day @ nature sketchbook workshop — Lovely. Lovely. Lovely. Thank you!”

- Pam Luer

 

“Amazing time today! I love coming here and getting wrapped up in Everwood.”

- Lulu

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BUILDING A LASTING WARDROBE: TAILORING, ALTERATIONS, AND REPAIR

with Kathryn Sterner & Emily Bryngelson

Saturday, July 08, 2017

“Thank you for another unbelievably beautiful weekend at Everwood. I absolutely love being here.”

- Kathryn Sterner

 

​“Thank you so much for hosting us in such a beautiful and inspiring space. It was more than I could have hoped for. Hope to visit again someday.”

- Emily Bryngelson

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“What a beautiful day! New friends, learned a lot, I felt the 'I can!' Fantastic creative space. I'm excited to make a new dress from an old. Thank you ladies for the inspiration.”

- Mary

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HOLIDAY NATURE

DIY CREATIONS

with Lynn Tanaka

Saturday, October 08, 2016

“Thank you so much for an incredible experience at Everwood Farmstead! I had a great time, and am very thankful for this opportunity. Thank you to you both for the incredible hospitality - great food, great conversation, and a very cozy bed! To be a part of the Everwood Farmstead magic this weekend warmed my heart to the core.”

- Lynn Tanaka

 

​“Thank you so much for a fabulous day of fun, good food and the making of new friends on your beautiful property! We did appreciate the chance to experience it! Thanks again!”

- Nancy

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BUILDING STORYTELLERS:
A WORKSHOP FOR YOUNG WRITERS

with Amanda Zieba

Saturday, August 06, 2016

“Thank you so much for hosting me (and the young writers)! It was a perfect day filled with inspiration, fun and incredible talent. Everwood is truly a special place, one I will never forget.”

- Amanda Zieba

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THE ART OF
SONGWRITING

with John Mark Nelson

Saturday, July 09, 2016

“What an incredibly beautiful day! I so very much enjoyed leading this thoughtful, engaged group through a discussion on the craft and process of songwriting. All the best wishes, and long live Everwood Farmstead!”

- John Mark Nelson

 

“Thanks John Mark Nelson! It was a wonderful experience with you and the folks at Everwood. Beautiful place with Beautiful people. I was mentally writing lyrics for my next project as I was pulling away. So fired up!”

- Mark

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TELLING
YOUR STORY

with Oklahoma Poet Lareate Dr. Nathan Brown

September 12, 2015

“Spent a magical day at Everwood Farmstead Foundation with a gifted poet/song-writer/storyteller/teacher/artist Nathan Brown. He shared his palette of words and led us back to ourselves. Reminding us to take the time to create our art one word at a time.”

- Jay

 

 “The place that is Everwood is a gift. You guys are generous and forward thinking and I love it!”

- Wade

 

 “What a lovely, inspiring and profoundly joyous way to spend a September day. I’m so glad I came to the writing workshop. Thank you so much!”

- Kris

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WATERCOLOR

FOR BEGINNERS

with Coco Connolly

August 01, 2015

“A heartfelt thank you to Chris and Bill at Everwood Farmstead Foundation for giving me the opportunity to teach a class for beginning watercolor artists! Everyone was inspiring! Truly. Fascinating that 10 out the 14 students were absolute beginners. People from the world of finance, lawyers, IT software... goes to show we all have art in us.”

- Coco Connolly

 

“Many thanks to Bill and Chris for being outstanding hosts! And special thanks to Coco Connolly for sharing her artistic talents with us! Look ma, I can paint!!!”

- Jude

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