Barbara Solberg - Landscape and Mixed Media Artworks

The Creative Hand Studio. Art in Nature. Nature in Art.



* Commissions

* Landscapes

* Mixed Media

* Small Works

Art Classes

* Drawing

* Pastel Painting

* Workshops

About the Artist

* Artist's Statement

* Collections

* Exhibitions

Studio Notes

* Art Care Tips

* Creative Hand News

* Insights



Intro to Drawing with Pastels & Color Concepts
Saturday, March 4, 2017, 9am-12pm

Price: $60

You will learn:
*Short history of pastels & famous pastellists
*Basic drawing techniques & demo by Barbara
*Types of paper & supports used
*Basic color concepts used in all art media

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Mixed Media/Collage Ideas
Saturday, March 11, 2017, 9am-12pm

Price: $75 (includes most supplies)

You will learn:
*Various collage techniques
*Monoprinting by hand
*How to use oil pastels in mixed media and much more!

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Advanced Techniques in Pastels
Saturday, March 18, 2017, 9am-12pm

Price: $60

*Explore different surfaces to create exciting effects with pastels
*Several types of sample papers will be available for purchase from Barbara

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Self-Portrait Collage
Saturday, March 25, 2017, 9am-12pm

Price: $65 (Glue, brushes & paper support provided)

A fun way to try your hand at portraiture using a "selfie" as the underlying basis for the portrait. Students must bring an 8 x 10 selfie print.

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A fun way to learn about art!

A new series of art workshops. Learn about and try different artistic styles.

No drawing or painting experience necessary. Try various art techniques without buying any art supplies.


Each Arti-fact session will include:

Art history lesson on a different artist each time.
Opportunity to try that artist's technique.
All materials provided.
Take home a finished art piece.
Small classes - up to four people at Barbara's studio.
Coffee, tea, snacks provided too!

Upcoming Sessions

Pablo Picasso

Portrait of Dora Maar - Pablo Picasso

Dates: To be announced

Time: 9am-11am

Price: $60 (1 session); $90 (2 sessions - SAVE!)

Location: The Creative Hand Studio, Lecompton, KS
Lovely countryside drive
- 25 minutes west of Lawrence
- 15 minutes east of Topeka

Complete directions sent upon registration

Email to register and receive materials list and directions to The Creative Hand Studio.

Back by popular demand! Next class - April 1, 2017

Henri Matisse Cut-Paper Collages

The Sorrows of the King - Henri Matisse

My first Arti-facts class was a grand success. We learned a bit about Henri Matisse and tried out his cut-paper collage technique.

Take a look at my student's works!





March 2017

All spring classes will be held at Barbara's studio in Lecompton. If you're interested in taking a class, please email Barbara.


Barbara's Experience:

Award-winning, lifelong painter in pastels and mixed media

Over 30 years teaching art classes & workshops at art center statewide, Osher Institute at KU, and her home studio.

BFA, Painting, University of Kansas

Make Time for Art!