December 7th, 2014 – 11:25 am

Classes & Workshops

The studio will be once again throwing it’s doors open to shared space, classes resume February 2015.
Sacred Stone


This a beginner class, but even those who have been painting for a while will pick up something new. People often share how frustrating they find watercolour. This class presents techniques using a very limited palette of highly compatible pigments to almost guarantee no “mud” results. Some unique methods are presented, including stretching paper, that come from my 40 some year passion with the medium.

Monotype on Gelli

Wow, I discovered gelli pads last year and can only say it’s the most fun I’ve had in a long time!

Monotype is a one-off print. The gelli pad process uses acrylic paint and inexpensive paper to make rich prints. There is nothing like something new to get the creative juices flowing.

Mixed Media

A process which combines a little of this and a little of that. My signature work is technically mixed media; watercolour, lacquers, konaunmo (ground shell) and other things are combined, I cut apart traditionally painted watercolours then play, reassemble… Basically  we do much the same in class and have a lot of fun, it’s a fabulous way to stretch skills.

No experience required for any of the above classes, just come with a desire to have fun. It’s my philosophy that doing is the best way to learn.

Image: Sacred Stone, monotype © Ellen Hill, 2014

A calendar of classes and workshops will be coming soon, along with details for each class including suggested materials list.  In the mean time you can contact me with dates you would like to participate and I’ll do my best to make that happen.


I keep my classes limited to 4-6 people so that everyone gets a lot of one on one. If you have a minimum of 2 people besides yourself you can schedule a class just for yourselves! This works very well for people who drive from a distance.

In general the classes run from 9am-noon or 10am-2pm with a break for lunch. The cost is $45 per person. If there is a material fee it will be quite minimal. It’s all about art!

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  1. Phyllis Schwartz says:

    Whoopee and deepest gratitude for the healing…sent you an email and am trying this too…just to let you know I’m so excited about the gelli
    (or however it is spelled….keep me informed. I’m recovering from some bug from Denver and the kids or cats or dogs or??? and we’ll be leaving on 12/20 for Portland until after New Year’s…i cannot think of a better way to start 2015!!! Much love to you and Mom…Phyllis

    Comment made on December 7, 2014 @ 6:46 pm

  2. Ellen says:

    Thank you my sweethearted friend! 2015 is looking fine. Gelli is way past fun There were some prints that were pretty awful and don’t you know they turned into glorious collage elements.

    Hope you have a wonderful trip to Portland. Say high to the big trees for me.

    Comment made on December 7, 2014 @ 7:28 pm

  3. cheryl west says:

    Yes. Send me days/hours when you know. You said Saturday classes - good for me. Glad mom’s okay.

    Comment made on December 8, 2014 @ 12:23 pm

  4. Ellen says:

    Hej Cheryl, glad to have you back too! Saturday is good, others have asked for it too. xo

    Comment made on December 8, 2014 @ 12:54 pm

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