upcoming workshops


PURE.PLAY- A Day Long Painting Immersion with Dionna Raedeke

Date: Saturday, September 7

Time: 9am-5pm (one hour lunch break)

Workshop Description: No experience required! This day-long workshop is for anyone, regardless of skill level. We are here to have fun, get messy, explore new art methods and materials, and gather as creative beings in a supportive environment. We will explore color mixing, blending and open drawing styles, blind contour fun, collaboration and more! All Art Materials will be provided- just bring your open heart. This is a judgment-free zone that allows you to experiment and play while being loosely guided to get fun results! Come let your creativity shine!

Registration closes on Wednesday, September 4

Instructor’s Biography: A seasoned visual and musical curator, Dionna has a deep understanding of art mediums, color, composition, materials, scale and loves combining art, music and healing in any capacity possible. Dionna has a BFA in ceramics and printmaking- and currently works as a studio artist and creative guide in St. Louis, MO.

Members: 140.00 | Non-Members: 175.00 all supplies included

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Enhanced Creativity Workshop with Deborah Terra Weltman

Dates: Saturdays  September 21 and 28  


Time: 1:00-4pm

Description: Can creativity be encouraged, facilitated, expanded? Are there techniques to push creativity into a higher gear? Are there creative tricks? YES! Come explore creativity through written and spoken word, through visual arts, through creative-problem-solving, and working with creativity principles. Class is hands-on… brains-on… and creative mind-sets turned-on! And, it's FUN! Age 16+

Bring a notebook and pen to the first class. Students are asked to purchase watercolor supplies. Previous watercolor experience is NOT needed.

Members: $80 | Non-Members: $100


Instructor Bio: Deborah Terra Weltman has been exploring creativity for over 30 years. She has taught art in the public schools, is the owner of a picture framing and interior decorating business, and is a writer and teacher (now to adult students). She is currently writing a deck of “Creativity Cards”, has written two decks of “What if…? Cards”, a series of guided meditations, and a book about realizing her big dream of walking a 500 mile-long pilgrimage trail across northern Spain: Camino Lessons, Losing 21st Century Fears on an Ancient Pilgrimage Trail. Deborah teaches “The Artist’s Way”, “Treasure Journaling”, and other classes on creativity and individual giftedness.

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Pre-Conference Workshops

Pre-conference workshops will be on October 2 & 3. Taught by well regarded instructors, these classes offer participants a small group, in-person learning experience and reflect an exciting variety of fiber/textile subject areas. Make the most of your time in St. Louis by signing up for more than one! Register early; class sizes are small and may fill quickly.

Important Dates

  • June 1: Workshop registration opens to non-conference participants

  • August 1: Workshops that don’t meet the minimum enrollment of 5 will be cancelled

  • September 3: No workshop refunds after this date

Note: Registration for workshops that have minimum enrollment will continue until filled.

You can list alternative choices. If your first choice is cancelled due to low enrollment, you can select an alternative or a refund. If you would like to be added to a waitlist for a workshop that is already at capacity, email info@surfacedesign.org. To view available workshops, see below. For more details, click on individual workshop titles.

For details on all the individual conferences, click here.