In Old Town Camarillo

2222 Ventura Blvd.

2222 Ventura Blvd.

(805) 383-1368

Art Immersion

Art Classes for Adults, October 17 through 20, 2013

Studio Channel Islands Art Center is offering an adult art program taught by professional artists, Thursday through Sunday .

Classes are available mornings from 8 am to noon, and afternoons from 1 – 5 pm.

These intense four day workshops allows students to fully immerse themselves in an art medium of their choosing. Class sizes are limited to ensure one-on-one time with the art instructor for each student.

Students may pick one or two four hour classes for a period of four days.

Cost for 1 class (16 hours of instruction) $325 plus material fee

Cost for 2 classes (32 hours of instruction) $550 plus material fee.

The material fee is determined by the art instructor and payable directly to the teacher on the first day of class.



Beginning Weaving on a 4-Harness Loom
Instructor: Deborah Jarchow

If you’ve decided to learn to weave on a 4 harness loom, this is the class for you. You will learn the basics of weaving by preparing the warp, warping your loom from front to back, weaving your sampler and finishing the fabric. Learn to weave and receive many weaving tips during the workshop. You will receive a booklet with complete instructions for setting up and weaving your project along with a goody bag of weaving supplies.

Material fee of $25.00 includes all the yarn you’ll need.  If you don’t have a loom and need to rent one (for $25.00 for a month) please let Deborah know.


Pick Up on Rigid Heddle Loom

Instructor: Deborah Jarchow

Go beyond the basics and weave more than plain weave on your rigid heddle loom.  Learn how to create decorative designs and textures in the structure of your woven fabric.  Spend two or three days immersed in the joy of weaving with pick up sticks, learning to make additional sheds and manipulate your warp threads.  Discover the difference between warp and weft floats and how to use them to create your desired patterns in a sampler.  Try out lace patterns, honeycomb, waffle weave and more.  After learning a variety of patterns, see how the right finishing techniques really make your patterns pop.  This sampler will be the basis for planning many beautiful future textiles.  While weaving the sampler, students will learn various methods for finishing the ends, how to wet fish the woven pieces, and many tips for easier weaving.  After you finish your sampler you will see how to plan future projects based on the patterns you like best.  Students will need 2 pick up sticks, manila file folder, 300 yards solid color dk to worsted weight yarn, 300 yards contrasting color of the same yarn, loom with 7.5, 8, or 10 dent reed.

Miniature Sculptures in Clay
Instructor: Susan R. Kaufman

Bringing in several different views of a loved one, students will learn how to apply clay onto an armature is done to capture a likeness.  In this all day workshop the instructor will give pointers including emphasis on anatomical differences with the young and the elderly .   Students work at their own pace with visual aids and some guidance from the teacher.    This kind of clay is baked in your home oven so it is something that can be done at home. The next morning on Sunday, we will put on the patina of metallic paint to make it look like a bronze.    This miniature clay bust workshop should be a lot of fun, and you will learn how to create a bust.

All supplies are provided with a $15 fee to instructor.  Please bring in a frontal view, sides, and back view of person you want to do.  The more pictures the better.


Painting with Encaustic Wax & Mixed Media
Instructor: Susan Lasch Krevitt

This workshop is open to beginners as well as those with experience working with encaustic. This luscious and ancient medium of beeswax and damar resin is applied hot, in a molten state. It offers a wide range of possibilities to artists with backgrounds in other mediums. Colors can be bright & vivid or soft and translucent.

We will begin by creating sample boards to become familiar with a range of materials and techniques. Collage with textiles, papers & photos; creating texture & smooth surfaces; embedding found objects; working in 3D and encaustic monotypes will be included in the daily demos. There will be time to experiment as well as work independently to create finished pieces.

$45 materials fee includes the use of paint, medium, brushes, hot palettes & heat guns.

4, 12 x 12 boards, paper for monotypes & a bag of ephemera are yours to take home.

Panels for independent projects will be available for purchase.


Beginning Pastel
Instructor: Daggi Wallace

An introduction to the age old medium of pastel this class is perfect for the absolute beginner (but some art and drawing background is helpful) as well as more experienced pastel painters wanting to try new techniques. In this class we will explore the different surfaces that can be used in pastel painting along with the various ways of applying the pigments. Daggi will teach you her favorite method of using wet underpainting overlaid by the dry pastel pigments to quickly capture a scene of your choice. Students are encouraged to bring photos of their favorite subjects and will receive lots of one-on-one  attention to create finished paintings to take home.




The workshops are accompanied by a daily complimentary evening program:

Oct. 17, 5:30 pm: Meet & Greet
NEW: Delesprie, the local sculptor responsible for monuments at the Promenade in Westlake Village, The Commons in Calabasas, the Thousand Oaks Janss Mall among others, will demonstrate sculpting on our stage!
Oct. 18, 5:30 pm: The Grand Tour: exploring the art museums of Southern California, Lecture with Clare Kunny

Join us for an armchair tour of some remarkable art museums in Southern California.  From San Diego to Santa Barbara, a rich variety of museums hold a vast and important collection of art.  Learn about our local, cultural resources and treasures.  Introductions to the founders and their private collections illustrate the formation of museums such as the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, the Huntington, the Getty, and the Norton Simon.  As we travel along the coast and into the valleys, the network of art museums will be explored.   Time: 5:30 – 7 pm

Oct. 19, 5:30 pm: Artists’ Talk and Slideshow with our Art Intructors

Oct. 20, 5:30 pm: Closing Reception



Studio Channel Islands Art Center is located in the heart of Old Town Camarillo, at 2222 Ventura Boulevard.

We will be happy to assist you with recommendations for hotels and restaurants in our neighborhood. Please email to receive an Information package.



Studio Channel Islands Art Center reserves the right to cancel any class if the required minimum of students is not reached 10 days before the program starts. Students who have signed up for a  class that needs to be cancelled will be offered a choice of 100% refund of their paid class fee or a $50 discount to attend one of the other classes.


Withdrawal Policy
If your notice of withdrawal is received more than three weeks before the start of the program, you will receive a full refund of the registration fees minus a $50 cancellation fee.
If you withdraw within three weeks to 10 days before the start of Art Immersion, you will receive a 50% refund of your registration fee.
If you withdraw on or after Monday, October 7, there is no refund.