Alisa Looney teaches enameling and drawing at her studio, River Art Adventures LLC, in the Three Rivers area of Bend, OR. Click on the link below for current class schedule.
Visit us in Bend this year!
Our mission is to help people connect with nature on a deeper level through art.
Whether sketching on an outing, or taking your images further in a woodblock printing or enameling workshop, we want to help you find your unique expression.
We are thrilled to offer workshops in our beautiful studio nestled in a stand of Ponderosa pines, along a sweet little Deschutes River canal south of Bend.
Watch for our upcoming calendar of events, or just give us a call and we will schedule a time for you and your family or group to come out for an art adventure made especially for you! We look forward to creating with you!
U P C O M I N G W O R K S H O PS
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Excited to share this Alchemy with you!
Online Classes on the way!
Believe it or not, those of you who have been waiting for my online classes will soon be pleasantly surprised! Thank you for your patience with our big move. I have been taking some fantastic videos, photos and detailed notes of my process over the past few years and have some incredible tools and techniques to share with you! Now that we are settled I have the time to assemble these materials and bring these skills directly to your studio. I know many of you have requested this online option for enamel on steel, granular spray, sgraffito, and watercolor enamel painting techniques. I am so very grateful to have learned from my incredibly skilled enameling teacher and past professor John Killmaster, who has given me his blessing to pass these techniques on to you. Be sure to keep an eye out for my unveiling, as this is a wonderful solution for those of you who can not travel and already have a studio to work in at your own pace. Thank you for your continued interest. I’m really Excited!!!
JULY 2019 WORKSHOP
5-Day Summer Intensive
July 8-12, 2019
Go into depth with enamel on steel at our Bend, Oregon Studio.
Scheduled by request, I am excited to offer this 5 day workshop to up to 5 participants who want to spend some extra focused time with this craft. We will begin by studying many samples, and learning what is possible with each technique. Participants will have 5 days to develop work while creating their choice of Panel, Wall Relief or sculpture, as well as test pieces and jewelry. You will learn to cut and shape the steel, how to prepare the surface for enameling, apply the ground coat and fire in the kiln. Next you will add the white granular spray layer and use sgraffito methods to achieve fine detail with ease and control when drawing images, textures and marks in glass, while also learning appropriate kiln-firing temps and techniques. Add depth and color with liquid enamel spray and sgraffito applications, Watercolor Enamels, Acrylic Enamels, and Enamel Crayons. Experiment with layering and highlighting using various tools for mark-making, effects and textures. The possibilities will expand your horizons!
There are wonderful places to stay nearby in Sun River, and many fun outdoor adventures await during your down time, hikes, bikes, floating the river.
5-day workshop: $525
Minimum Deposit of $300 required to hold your space, with balance of $225 due first day of workshop.
Materials fee: $40 due first day of workshop
Deadline to register: MAY 15 2019
Maximum number of students: 5 (4 minimum)
MARCH 2019 WORKSHOP:
at Carpenter Art Enamel Foundation
Draw & Paint with GLASS on STEEL – Alisa Looney Mar. 21- Mar. 24, 2019
4-day workshop at the state of the art enameling facility of Carpenter Art Enamel Foundation in Bellevue, Kentucky (Cincinnati area).
Set yourself free with granular spray, sgraffito and watercolor enamel techniques.
Achieve Fine Detail on Wall Relief (Spirit Mask), Panels and Jewelry.
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Don’t miss this chance to experience working in an environment where their “mission is to teach, support, and inspire the creation and use of enameled art and jewelry by hobbyists, artists, students, and educators worldwide.”… And not to mention seeing their extensive museum collection and the nearby Thompson Enamel factory!
> Oct 5 & 6, 2018 – “SEE US: Advocacy, Authenticity, Artistry”
2018- IAEA Fall CONFERENCE, Meridian, Idaho
Friday Morning Keynote, Breakout Session and Saturday Master Classes w/ Alisa Looney
Friday Afternoon Keynote and Master Classes w/ Cherryn Wight
Saturday Master Classes w/ Wade Womack, picture framer and woodblock printer
plus Optional Sunday Workshop-Enamel on Steel- w/ Keynote, Alisa Looney,
enamelist/sculptor and John Killmaster, Master Enamelist and BSU Professor Emeritis
at Fire Fusion Studio, Sunday, Oct. 7th 9:30 am – 4:30 pm – FULL
***Note: if you are wanting to attend this workshop but are not attending the conference, for registration instructions please email By Sept 28: firstname.lastname@example.org
E N A M E L W O R K S H O P S:
Draw and Paint with Glass on Steel:
> Oct 12 & 13, 2018 – Pioneer Craft House, Salt Lake City, Utah – FULL
2 day workshop Registration deadline: Sept 21st:
Jan Harris Smith, email@example.com, 360-713-1004
Or Jodi McRaney-Rusho firstname.lastname@example.org, 801-865-7911