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Take your journaling into another dimension!


Sunday • November 6th • 1:30 – 5:30PM

Design and create your own Eco Journal using recycled and earth-friendly materials. Learn basic bookbinding techniques and make one large journal ready to use in any of your creative endeavors.

In addition to basic bookbinding we will also explore more creative bookbinding techniques using magazine pages and found paper.

We will be experimenting with pages that unfurl and ways to create hidden elements in your journals.

cost: $69



Mono Printing on Fabric


Sunday • November 13th • 10:30 am – 1:30PM

In this 3-hour workshop students learn to create one of a kind prints with reusable ‘Gelli’ 6plates.  This unique material is sensitive to texture and lends itself to transferring delicate patterns.  Participants will learn by practicing on paper and then print a series of six cloth napkins to give for gifts or decorate their holiday table.

Participants should bring: latex gloves (optional), apron, leaves, stencils or clean stamps to experiment.

$35 materials fee payable to instructor.

$54 (Members)
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Inspirational Prayer Flags


Saturday • December 3rd • 1:30 – 5:30PM

Design and paint your own batik-style prayer flags. We will investigate symbols new and ancient to create a series of personalized inspirational prayer flags. The process itself is about creating simple symbolic designs that can be easily drawn, and the painting around and into the design. We will be using cotton flags, special fabric paint, and a special kind of resist that creates crisp and clean white lines that push away the paint, making for beautiful outcomes.


early bird price: $49 (through Oct. 22nd! then it goes up to $69!) That’s a 20% discount!

PLEASE NOTE: There is an additional $20 MATERIALS FEE (included in the cost at time of registration).


please contact me at  (alice {at} if you’re interested in scheduling a creativity & holistic health workshops.



past events

2016-06-03 14.09.55Flower Mandala Workshop with Daisy Rose Floral Design
Sunday, July 10 2:00-3:30
Winery Sixteen600 Tasting House
589 1st St. West
Sonoma, Ca 95476

$85 Includes Half Tasting

$100 Includes Full Tasting




With Daisy Rose & Alice Pennes

The idea of the Mandala can be found in cultures all over the world as a symbol of the completeness of the universe.  The Mandala’s concentric, geometric patterns may best be known from Tibetan Buddhist sand paintings – intricate works of communal art, which take days of careful practice to create and just minutes to wipe away.  This class, inspired by traditional Mandalas, embraces the radiant, ephemeral beauty of flowers and the healing properties of creativity and self-expression.

Students will have access to an inspiring selection of natural materials and will be guided through creating their original designs.  In this thoughtful practice, flowers will be deconstructed and appreciated for individual petals, leaves, stamen and pistils.  Students will leave with a deeper understanding of the material’s texture, color & shape that will carry over to their own practice in traditional flower arranging and garden design.

Rachael Hairston will be photographing each Mandala for students to leave with a small print and digital file of their work – great for printing on a larger scale or on canvas.

Winery Sixteen600 will be offering a selection of floral wines to compliment the practice. Choose either a half or full tasting at check out.

Tikkun Leyl Shavuot Inclusivity & Diversity
Saturday, June 11 7pm event begins. My class 9:15p – 10:10p

Art as Revelation – Uncovering Your Connection to Judaism Through Creating

Using the wildly popular style of mindful doodling we will explore Hebrew letters and words as a design tool to create beautiful, meditative, repeating patterns. Think Judaic mandala! Using pen, paper and
color we will investigate a deeper visual relationship with Hebrew words, the meaning they hold and
possibly even look into the numerical value given to each Hebrew letter. With this practice we will take a closer look at what words and values ring true in our hearts. Leading us to uncover a new layer of connection to Hebrew letters and our own creative powers.

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