Thursday, April 9, 2015

Monoprint Collage - and a giveaway

THANKS to all of you who signed up for the online Monoprint Collage.  It is full now - that was quick!!  So, for those of you who would like an in-person intensive monoprint collage experience, I am teaching at North Country Studio Workshops in January.  It is a five-day intensive using the Bennington College art studios, which are full of light and are spacious.  The workshop is limited to twelve participants, and the studio are open 24 hours.  It is a fabulous place to immerse yourself in art and meet lots of other artists (there are thirteen workshops going on simultaneously, so you mingle at meals and evening slide talks).  I studies encaustic with Daniella Woolf at North Country in 2012, and drawing (ink on Yupo, actually) with Leonard Ragouzeos in 2014.  The workshops happen every other year. 

Here is a video I posted before, on using Golden OPEN Acrylics for Monoprinting.  I will give away a set of OPEN acrylics to a randomly selected person who comments on this post.

Here is how you enter:  go to North Country Studio Workshops and look around the site.  In your comment, tell me one or two things that you found there.  Please identify yourself uniquely ("Mary G in Louisiana", not just "Mary", for example).  The winner will be posted on Monday, and it is the winner's responsibility to contact me with a mailing address.
This is the OPEN set I'm offering.
Good luck!  Happy monoprinting.

107 comments:

  1. Wow, how cool. I just started working with open acrylics. They're a blast to work with!

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  2. I found a class on Greek and Centipede bookbinding and one on Igniting the Creative Spark with Mixed Media, not to mention an interesting class on Gelatin Print Collage given by Jane Davies (yes, I'm being silly).

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  3. I found another use for my knitting needles and the rubbing alcohol in the medicine chest.... Liz L in Michigan

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  4. I found a list of workshops being offered in 2016 and an application to apply to be a studio assistant. Maggie VZ in Kennesaw GA.

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  5. What an amazing sounding 5-day extravaganza! Something I'll need to add to my Art bucket list! Is it for professional artists only? Thx for the chance to win those lovely paints.
    ~ Wanda from northern Vermont

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  6. I found The Kira Fournier Scholarship and The Young Artist Scholarship. If only i was younger!!! ;-)

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  7. Either I couldn't get through due to a forgotten password OR I filled the class all by myself. I tried all one eve + a bit next morn trying get to get payment through. Please let me know if I have ~20 x $95 charged to my account. Sure would love those Golden Opens to play with since I'm prob not In class. Thanks!

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  8. Sounds wonderful. I did have a look around the NCS workshops site and saw one of your abstracted pieces on the bottom of the homepage, another printmaker who did a course in 2012 (Stuard Shils) and, three = I laughed at the description of the facility as "just the right amount of dirty so we could make our own messes"! ha ha Thanks for offering another great giveaway, Jane. Haven't won one yet but I do enjoy visiting often. RHCarpenter from Kentucky

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  9. Lots of fun workshops there. Diane in NC

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  11. Ooh, I so wish I could attend your workshop at NCS! In addition to you I see Lisa Pressman is teaching encaustics too. It just sounds so wonderful...in the foothills of Vermont. I bet its beautiful there. Maybe one day I can go into the " I-don’t-know-what-to-do-next zone" with you! Thanks for having this giveaway! Shelley Graham Turner from NY

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  12. Hello Jane! I always enjoy your videos. I've never used a gelli plate, never done monoprinting and never used Open Acrylics!!!! But I sure would love to try it all!!! Irene from VT.

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  13. The mission statement for the workshops is:
    To inspire the creativity and to challenge the
    skill of accomplished craftspeople and artists. Deb from Maine

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  14. Elena N. from Dallas
    Looked through North Country Studio workshops and found a jewelry class by Shana Kroiz, very unusual way to make jewelry using electroforming process. Book binding class by Daniel Essig looks very interesting. And of course your printmaking class - I wish I could be there. But I know the online class will be awesome too.

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  15. I see that Lisa Gray is teaching a Mixed Media class - I bet between the two classes there will be lots of creative ideas generated.

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  16. Open Acrylics yippee, I sure could use more colors ! I think you are the one who introduced me to them and they are really reliable. Well second thought, I think the first time was at North Country Studio Workshops.

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  17. I love printing with my Gelli plate. In the dark ages, I made my own from gelatin. This is much easier.

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  18. I need to get a chicken to help me....Anna in southern Oregon

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  19. I found 2016 workshop-printmaking-YOU! Happy day! I wish one day I could attend at least one of the in-person workshops of yours! Shuya from the UK

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  20. Hi there, thanks for the giveaway. I looked at your gelli printing workshop description and checked out the scholarship page. I would love to attend at some point, guess I have to add it to the long list. - Suzanne F in Vermont

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  21. Thanks, Jane, for sharing your wonderful ideas with us. I hope to meet you someday.

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  23. Hi Jane - It's Mia from So. Cal. There are so many classes offered at North Country Studio Workshop that I would love to take: Printmaking, Fiber and Book Arts. The photo gallery section was fun to look at.

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  24. Love the chicken prints. Don't have any pets but I do have grandchildren. They won't let me print their hands or feet, even if I promise to wash them off. They have let me use their shoes for texture though. That's pretty tough cleaning too. Love the transparency of the paints you use.

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  25. Went to the N. Country studio site - browsed Lisa Grey's work - fascinating! Saw you there, too, Jane! M. Cleary in Oregon.

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  26. I know why your workshops fill so quickly! Thanks for all you share. Leslie G in St Paul, MN

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  27. I drooled excessively while browsing the photo galleries and workshop descriptions at North Country Studios.I especially like this one: STUART SHILS Printmaking: Monotype and the Perceptual Impulse.I am dying to know what is Perceptual Impulse. It sounds very intriguing. ilese L from coos bay OR

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  28. Nana Lana posting. Thanks for the giveaway. Good luck everyone! North Country Studios offers so many workshops from book making to clay to quilting! The fact that they offer financial aid makes my heart sing as I can seldom afford workshops!

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  29. I found out about your "Gelatin print collage" worshop coming up in 2016.....and about scholarships available. Sounds so interesting ! Nicole N from South Florida

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  30. I enjoymonoprinting with a gelli. I only have one open color so additional colors would be very helpful. Thanks for all the info you share.

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  31. been wanting to try these Jane, thanks!

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  32. I love the Open paints, but usually settle for the liquid acrylics. I like being pushed to work fast, not to think too much. It's just paper after all. I learned that every neat art thing I want to do is in Vermont. I am headed to Rupert (Rupert!?) at the end of May. And January in Vermont?I skied a week in Killington where it never got above zero. But if one is inside warming oneself with art, who cares??

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  33. I saw a photo of someone printing w/giant block letters which looked super fun. I also noticed that they offer some full scholarships! What a concept - Must be a cool place. I'd love to win the set.
    So excited to be taking more online classes from you soon. THX

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  34. Igniting a creative spark and creating complex images using Golden Open Acrylics sounds like it's right up my alley! The workshops look great.

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  35. Besides taking an in-person class with you Jane, I would love to take the mixed media class with Lisa Grey at the North Country Studio Workshop in Vermont. Both would be a lot of fun. Thanks for the great offer of Open Acrylics.

    Rita W in sunny Shoreacres (British Columbia)

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  36. I liked the descriptions of several of the workshops including yours. Too bad this is offered only once every two years. It must be really cold in Vermont in January. Bea in RB

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  37. Hi, Jane, that looks like a wonderful art space....but too far away! I did enjoy finding out a little about Lisa Gray. I have never heard of her and enjoyed her art. I would love to be the recipient of the open acrylics.....then I could bring them to you workshop on Whidbey!
    See you soon,
    marilyn in Port Townsend

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  38. The workshops seems great. It is just too bad that I live so far.
    About Open Acrylics, they looks like great products to try. I don't have any chicken nearby but....
    Louise L. from Quebec

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  39. Lesson learned-DO NOT hesitate when thinking about one of your online classes! Would LOVE to have a go at the open acrylics. Thanks for another great giveaway!

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    1. should have waited to post until I had all my thoughts together-intimacy, foothills of Vt and art = A+!

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  40. I found golden acrylic paints , great ideas, and list of workshops!

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  41. I'd love to arrive by train at Albany/Rensselaer station, then proceed to Bennington. How wonderful that there are scholarships available. Jan from Green Valley AZ

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  42. What a wonderful event! I was very happy to see that Lana Wilson was going to do a hand-bullding clay class. An incredible teacher and such inspiring work. So many other wonderful classes but of course I would want to take the printmaking class and where is there a more inspiring place than the woods of Vermont. I'd love to try the Golden Open Acrylics - they look like a very useful addition to any printmaker. Wife of Dale hanging out in Texas!

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  43. Watching the video again has me running for my gel-plate. It's a wonderful give-away Jane, and if my name comes up I'll send the Ohio address of a friend I'll be seeing in a few short months. Good paint is so expensive in New Zealand (postage!) so I have planned a buying spree when I visit and these were on the list!

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  44. so sad that the class filled before i had a chance to register : {
    i saw that dan essig is teaching a bookbinding course at the studio--
    wished i lived closer--

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  45. Wow I wish I lived closer the workshops look amazing and creatively stimulating such great classes as Gelli printing and photography. It is wonderful how many scholarships they offer to assist even class assistants. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.
    Victoria H. in Hampton Roads, VA

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  46. The encaustics workshop looks like a fun, too, class just like your printmaking.
    Mary O in NH

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  47. Loved the organic shapes and colors of Shana Kroiz’s jewelry. Something intriguing about enameling and “3-D electroforms”. No idea what all that is but beautiful results.

    Excited to discover William Flynn is teaching a drawing workshop there. He was one of my drawing teachers at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts and so inspirational. Brought back lots of great memories. Originally from MA, North Hampton, NH and Bennington, VT…so miss the ocean and mountains…forgot to add my name/place…Cynthia V in Leesburg, FL

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  48. I love their mission. To inspire the creativity and challenge the skill of accomplished craftspeople and artists. And their long term goals to enrich and inspire stimulating growth in the creative community. Lalamlena from gering, nebraska

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  49. I went over to the webpage and found two delightful videos about the history, background and inspiration that you can find at the North Country Studio Workshops. Here's a link: http://www.northcountrystudioworkshops.org/index.php/about/videos/ Thanks for the chance to win some of the open acrylics, Jane.

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  50. I appreciate that they have scholarships available and a good variety of classes. Looking forward to the class in November. Lorrie B. From Seattle,

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  51. North Country Studio Workshops looks stimulating with a variety of opportunities , I enjoyed the photos and looking over the classes offered. Hope to meet you someday. jacki from SoCal

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  52. I found photographer Dan Burkholder. I am an admirer of his work.

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  53. Love the abstract in New Works!! PicK mE!

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  54. Can't believe it sold out already! Well yes I can, great opportunity. I was hoping to sign up next week when I get paid. Darn darn darn! Next time.

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  55. Where to begin! The whimsical sculpture of Geoffrey Gorman; the color, texture and design of your monoprint collages; Carol Ann Waugh's use of embellishments on cloth; just three of the classes. I want to take all of them in. I wish I didn't live on the other side of the country! Jean S. in Otis Orchards, WA

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  56. Looks like a wonderful variety of classes. So much inspiration, from jewelry to mixed media!
    I think open acrylics would help my process!

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  57. what a surprise to see that Jackie Abrams started NCSW. I took a course from her when she came to Salt Spring Island and I see that Jennifer Zurick is teaching a fantastic course in 2016, maybe one day...basketry and painting at one place, what a treat.

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  58. Thank you for sharing your techniques. I would love to try the open acrylics as I love mono printing and have heard so much about how much easier they are to use because they stay wet longer. I've only been using what I have on hand.

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  59. I have yet to try the open acrylics. Thanks for the opportunity to win some.

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  60. North Country Studios looks amazing great variety. Wish I was near NH so I could attend classes!

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  61. Wow so many workshops to choose from. I don't think I would want to go back home. Fibre, Jewellery, Sculpture, Encaustic. So much to learn. I looked around at the lovely works in these sections. Wow they sure are different. the techniques seem unique. Like the Fibre section is working with textile techniques with wires. Wish I lived near by. Would have loved to apply for studio assistant. Thank you for the lovely giveaway. Your video is sweet. Namaste from India. Prerna Poojara

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  62. I would love to take a Gelli printing or Encaustic workshop. I am in NH several times a year so maybe I could make it to a class or to check out the Gallery in Concord. I work mostly with Golden acrylics and would love to try the Opens. Thank you for sharing your videos!
    Elizabeth in Central Florida

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  63. Even if I don't win, the 7 minute video you shared with us, Jane, is so inspiring and motivational. I've been away from printing for so long...this is exciting stuff for moi! ;-) Thank you for your kindness and for the possible opportunity to possibly win! Virginia

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  64. Oh I realized that I had to write what I saw on the North Country Studio... I see Jane Davies does a class on printmaking in 2016 and I loved the works by Lisa Pressman in Encaustic and photography by Dan Burkholder. Wish you all weren't that far away.... Aino - Israel.

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  65. Bennington is beautiful. The picture of you looking over your shoulder is fantastic. The red in the painting draws the eye. I really want to apply for a scholarship. I didn't know that was a possibility. Steph B. from Oregon

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  66. i learnt the names of some more artists whose work interests me and who i'd like to know more about eg Bill Flynn
    Sarah who enjoys moodling

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  67. Just had a peek around the North Country Studio Workshop website and saw that they have a fantastic exhibit happening right now (April 7 - May 27). They also have scholarship and assistant opportunities available. - Diane S from Clermont, FL

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  69. I looked around the site and saw the list of workshops being offered next year. Aside from yours which I'm most interested in, I am curious about Mixed Media with Lisa Grey too. Kim C. from Montreal, Quebec

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  70. As I looked around the North Country website, I saw that you are offering an awesome looking class on Gelli printing and Lisa Grey is offering what looks to be a very cool mixed media class. *sigh* So sad I'm on the other side of the country...Michelle R in extreme northern California

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  71. I am intrigued by the idea of a course in New Hampshire in January! Every course on their website looked interesting, especially book arts, mixed media, and printmaking. I guess your course is all 5 days? That wasn't clear. Anyway, I would love to win the paints! Peggy B from Maryland midway between DC and Baltimore.

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  72. I have not used Golden Open Acrylics but am certainly "open" to the idea of trying them! I look forward to your workshop and meeting the other artists and you of course. Thank you for posting the video and providing your classes.

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  73. This is the video that got me interested in gelli printing. And while I found that different medium created interesting prints, the Golden open Acrylics gave fabulous prints! Congratulation on your great videos Jane!

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  74. Wow what fantastic results, love the colours too, not tried this make yet, I can see I shall have too!

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  75. I learn so much from watching your videos.. Love the chicken....I saw a great mixed media face on Lisa grey's class page. Susan from Irvine CA

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  76. NC has great classes. Encaustics with Lisa Pressman would be great. Also the book arts classes. Great center in a beautiful part of the country. Sharon in Park City Utah

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  77. Man, I wish I lived closer! I want to do all of them. The fiber class (working with metal) how fun is that and I'd definitely like the photography class since that is a strong interest of mine. And then your class....I need to win the lottery! :) Terrie -in Seattle

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  78. Thank you for that video...first time I've seen gel plate printing and the results were beautiful! I would love to take any one of those workshops At North Country! I especially enjoyed seeing photos of Geoffrey Gorman's sculptures on the site. -Lee Ann in Ontario, Canada.

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  79. I've been gelli printing for a while and have yet to try the open acrylics. The classes at North Country Studios look amazing! I'd choose the printmaking class with you, the encaustic class with Lisa Pressman, and the sculpture class with Geoffrey Gorman.
    Thanks,
    Nicole A. in San Jose

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  80. I'm Sue Pompetti from PA (suepompetti@verizon.net) . I'd love the jewelry and mixed media workshops!

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  81. Hmmmm...'the Green Mountains of Vermont'...I can only dream. Drawing with William Flynn looks enticing....and your work on the Home page...Yay! Pity they don't provide a link to the exhibition advertised on the home page...I'd love to see it.

    Golden paints are SO expensive in Australia...hope it's my lucky day.

    :) Jo in Australia

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  82. I'm so sorry to have missed out on the on line class. I hope to catch it next time.

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  84. North County Workshops looks like an amazing retreat for professional growth. The vast offerings would be hard to choose from. Of course, your printmaking class would be my first pick! Speaking of that, I went on vacation, (shame on me), and missed your monoprint online class offering because I left my computer at home. Any chance you'd consider doing another in 2015? I don't want to wait until 2016!!!

    :))) Peggy D in California

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  86. Wow am I ever glad I made up my mind immediately to sign up for that November Gelli print and collage online class. FULL already? Wow. What a treat to look forward to this fall!

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  87. I have not try the open acrylics yet. If I get a chance I will go to the North County Workshops next year. For sure I will take the printmaking class with you and the mixed media class for sure!
    Cristina Del Sol from Ottawa.

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  88. I haven't tried printing with the open acrylics. I'd love the chance. Thanks for the drawing.

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  89. I found too many course I'd like to take at NCSW. Isn't that a great problem to have?

    Sandy G

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  91. Wow! I found that it is very close to home and that in addition to you, Daniel Essing is one of the artists. Sounds like a wonderful place. Thanks for the chance to win!

    Mandy in Duxbury, MA

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  92. Among all the art I mostly found out that it is in Vermont-a long way from Carol in Utah!

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  93. I'm impressed with the lineup of teachers, I do wish it weren't so far away from Idaho because it looks like a wonderful experience. Linda M in Weiser, ID.

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  94. I found out that Lisa Pressman is teaching encaustics and that they have an impressive scholarship programs

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  95. I have never tried the open acrylics...would love to have a chance at trying them...thanks for the giveaway! As always, enjoyed the video...thanks!
    Mary

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  96. Great video! Would love to experiment with open acrylics! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  97. I'm excited to be starting Gelli prints. With my first batch I am making a five foot by one foot collage. I look forward to seeing what I can do with longer open time.

    Mary Lynne from Bellevue, WA

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  98. Open acrylics, another one of my addictions!! Lissag123@verizon.net

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  99. Joanne in Maine--would love to win this set of acrylics. Give me the opportunity to try new things.

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  100. I found GERALD AUTEN Drawing: Cerebral and Sensuous and JULIA GALLOWAY Clay: Making, Using, & Using Again. I have some paintings that are waiting in my head. Thank you for the chance to win. Sandy in CT.

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  101. Sue Doyle from Denver

    I know one of the instructors from Denver, the textile instructor, Carol. It looks interesting, but the weather in January? Cold

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  102. Hope you will offer this class again. I wasn't able to take it this time around, but would love to do it in the future.

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