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Artist Workshops

Interested in engaging with and learning from other artists in a more intimate setting?

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.


Want to be added to the invite list? Go to CONTACT and send us an email so you'll be one of the first to know about upcoming events. 




Stained Glass Mosaics for Beginners Workshop with Kristin Dieng

June 15, 2019

This is an introductory course for those new to stained glass mosaics. Participants will learn the three basic elements of mosaic art: cutting, gluing and grouting. And each participant will complete an 8"x 10" stained glass window hanging (images will be provided or participants can design their own image). Because Kristin enjoys teaching in a relaxed, fun, no-pressure style that allows participants to explore and develop their own creativity and style, class size will be limited to 15.  


Kristin is a fine mosaic artist, specializing in stained glass-on-glass artwork. Her creative motivation comes from her desire to respond positively to a chronic illness. She creates stained glass mosaics, which highlight the interaction between glass and light, and the ways in which they dance together when illuminated. She specializes in geometric patterns and natural designs, including landscapes, trees and flowers.


The price for the workshop includes lunch, beverages and everything you'll need to make your own custom window hanging. 


Participants should wear comfortable, weather-appropriate clothes. In addition, wear closed-toe shoes because we will be cutting glass.


The Birds and the Bees AND the Chickens - Animal Illustration Workshop with Sarah Nelson

August 03, 2019

Sarah Nelson's workshop is an introduction to pen and marker animal illustration techniques. The Animal Illustration workshop, which is appropriate for ages 12 and older, is an excellent opportunity for all skill levels to enjoy nature, community and a love for drawing. Each participant will learn to mix and blend markers to improve shading, and establish a solid understanding of fine art pens with the purpose of creating texture and vibrancy found in animals.  Sarah will focus on three animals you can't miss at Everwood - birds, bees and chickens! All will conclude the workshop having created a finished illustration.


Primarily working with pen and markers, Sarah Nelson's work concentrates on environmental concerns, ranging from endangered species, pollinators, symbiotic relationships between species, to the interconnectivity of ecosystems. She recently completed a fully illustrated interior and exterior Green Line light rail wrap for Metro Transit's 2019 Earth Week Celebration.

Class size will be limited to 15 participants. The price for the workshop includes all supplies, lunch and beverages. Participants should bring comfortable clothes and sensible shoes based on the weather.


Zero Waste Indigo Workshop with Annabella Sardelis

September 14, 2019

Reduce, re-use and re-imagine all in one workshop! In this Zero Waste Indigo Workshop, you will learn how to make a natural indigo vat + a handful of traditional and contemporary shibori techniques. Here's an opportunity to bring in white or neutral colored clothing that is stained and as a result no longer worn. Instead of destined for the landfill, it's an opportunity to dye them with indigo, so they are back in action and better than ever! This workshop will be taught outside if the weather cooperates and inside the barn if not.


Annabella Sardelis is the Founder of INDIGO & SNOW, a textile studio dedicated to sustainable design in the Casket Arts Building in Minneapolis. She specializes in hand-dyed and painted accessories, apparel and decor. And she teaches natural indigo workshops with a focus on zero waste practices. She exhibits nationally and her work has been featured by the New York Times, ELLE, and Apartment Therapy, among others. 

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“Take your knitting to the next level” with Gretchen Funk

September 08, 2018

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

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


Intro to Pottery Wheel Workshop with Kevin Caufield and Jason Kaping

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 (Participant)


“Dear Deer” - Mask Making for the Family with Sandy Spieler

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 (Participants)


Digital Photography & Visual Storytelling Workshop with Andy Richter & Selma Fernandez Richter

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 BULL


Nature Sketchbooks with Pam Luer

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 (Participant)


Building A Lasting Wardrobe: Tailoring, Alterations, and Repair with Kathryn Sterner & Emily Bryngelson

July 08, 2017

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


"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

"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 (Participant)

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Holiday Nature DIY Creations with Lynn Tanaka

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 (Participant)


Building Storytellers: A Workshop for Young Writers with Amanda Zieba

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


The Art of Songwriting with John Mark Nelson

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!” 


“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 (Participant)


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 (Participant)


“The place that is Everwood is a gift. You guys are generous and forward thinking and I love it!" WADE (Participant)


“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 (Participant)

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Watercolor For Beginners with Coco Connolly

August 01, 2015

“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 (Participant)


“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

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