Mosaics, Spirit Wands, SoulCollage®, and other creative workshops at 2KatStudios.
Registration and Payment: All sessions require pre-registration and payment. You can pay online via PayPal. Register for your workshop by clicking the link at the end of the description. If you are paying by check, you may print the form and mail it with your payment. Please contact Kat for more information. Looking forward to seeing you soon!
I am pleased to be hosting some wonderful guest artist workshops, as well as offering several events myself. Why not give yourself the gift of creativity and join us sometime?
Beaded Bling-y Bottles
December 2, 2017, 10am – 4pm
Create your bling-y masterpiece, using a variety of unusual materials such as strung beads, individual beads and gems, costume jewelry, glass tiles, mirror pieces and much more. Working on a glass bottle, you will learn how to attach these items with a special magic putty that makes the work seem to go by quickly! All supplies and materials are provided, and you are welcome to bring any special pieces you have been saving for just this sort of project. Bring a sack lunch or plan to go out during our lunch break. The workshop is $65, plus a materials fee of $20 payable to Kat at the session. Register Now
SoulCollage® Play Date
December 9, 10am – 1pm
Come make cards and do readings with some like-minded SoulCollagers! The workshop is $25 and includes materials. Register Now
Creating Small Journals
January 20, 2018 10am – 4pm
If you love small books, and have wanted to create your own special journals, then this is the workshop for you! You will create up to 3 small journals using file folders and wonderful collage papers and washi tape. The journals can have a theme of your choice, and can be created as a gift for someone, or to use to record your next vacation or special event. All materials and supplies are provided. Bring a sack lunch or plan to go out during our lunch break. The workshop is $65, plus a materials fee of $10 payable to Kat at the session. Register Now
“Genie in a Bottle” A Mixed Media Mosaics Workshop
Santa Theresa Tile Works, Tucson, AZ
Kat Kirby, instructor
February 9-11, 2018
Painted Mandala Rocks
February 17, 2018 10am – 4pm
Meditative and relaxing, mandalas (or circle) represent the universe in a repetitive pattern. You will paint your personal mandala designs onto smooth flat rocks from the Salt River. Starting with a guided visualization, you will then begin designing your mandala. Transferring your design onto the rock, you will then use acrylic paints and paint pens to give it color and life! Have fun with this project, which can then be used as a paperweight or doorstop at home. All materials and supplies are provided. Bring a sack lunch or plan to go out during our lunch break. The workshop is $65, plus a materials fee of $10 payable to Kat at the session. Register Now
“Outside the Box” – a creative mixed-media workshop
with Laurie Mika
March 3-4, 2018
“Beaded Bling-y” Mixed Media Mosaics
BIG Arts, Sanibel, FL
March 15, 2018
May 12, 2018 10am – 1pm
If you’ve ever felt that a magic wand might be helpful in your life, here’s your chance to create one of your very own. You will use sticks, yarn, feathers, shells, beads and more to create this special spirit wand. Meditative and fun, you will enjoy infusing your wand with an intention, a wish, or an affirmation. We will use journaling, poetry, meditation and a closing ritual to share the power of our wands. Be sure to bring any special charms or other items you might want to include. All materials and supplies are provided. Bring a sack lunch or plan to go out during our lunch break. The workshop is $65, plus a materials fee of $10 payable to Kat at the session. Register Now
Expressive Arts Sessions
November 4, 1-4pm
Come on over and enjoy some creativity with others! Explore new materials or finish a project you’ve started. Please contact Kat for more information. The workshop is $20 and includes materials. Register Now
Come play in the studio with me as we choose, arrange and attach pieces of treasures to a substrate of your choosing. (Trays, boxes, plaques, musical instruments – bring whatever you’d like to enhance!) We will discuss laying out our designs, which adhesive to use, and how to prepare and finish the surface. Dress for a mess! The workshop is $65 plus $15 materials fee.
An Altered Book is a piece of mixed media artwork featuring an old book that has had new life breathed into it. Participants in this workshop will cut, tear, glue, paint, collage, stamp, fold and adorn the pages in whatever direction your imagination takes you. Choose from a variety of old books and begin to create something unique. You might use some of the text already there, or cover it up with gesso and start over. You might follow a theme or topic or work randomly and without a plan. Altered books are a great way to begin a new creative journal, as that “staring at a blank page” is not an issue! Enjoy the process! The workshop is $65 plus $10 materials fee.
Create a one-of-a-kind original stamp and have fun! Using special carving material and tools, we will talk about design ideas, and the concept of negative and positive spaces. Carving your own personal stamp is an enjoyable, meditative process and you’ll be amazed at how great even the most simple design turns out! The workshop is $39 and includes materials.
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Read what participants have said about their workshop experience with Kat.
“All of SoulCollage® has depth, power, and spirituality for me. I love the people that are drawn to it who are living a conscious life and walking a spiritual path. It was so special to have a week’s time for feeding my soul with SoulCollage® and the spirit of place at Ghost Ranch.” —Sherry E.
“Kat knows what she is doing, puts people at ease, and creates a professional yet compassionate environment in which to make art.” —Denise J.
“I’ve gained insight into how Spirit is guiding me and will always walk beside me. I experienced many “ah-ha” moments.” —Cheryl O.
SoulCollage® Skype Session with Kat!
If you’ve made a SoulCollage® card that baffles you or that you are not sure “what it means”…..if you have a card that is difficult to speak from the “I Am One Who”…if you want to do a reading with a witness….or if you just need some support about your SoulCollage® process…..let’s Skype!
Skype is free to download and once you have your account, we will find a time to talk and share your cards when it’s convenient to both of us. (and you can even be in your pajamas!).
Sign up here for the Skype download and let’s Skype!
Skype Sessions $60.00 for one hour
12 Poems for SoulCollage® – FREE!
I’ve complied a dozen of my favorite poems to use in workshops and retreats, and want to share them with you! Visitors to my website who have managed to read all the way down to this point can download this eBook for free!
Disclaimer: Kat Kirby reserves the right to cancel any workshops or training courses, or the participation of anyone, at any time, for any reason. In such a case, fees paid in advance will be reimbursed.