Materials you will need

  • Digital camera (DSLR) OR ability to take high quality photos with smart phone
  • The ability to make photographic alterations to digital photos (adjusting photos from color to black & white, contrast & brightness, etc.) Example: Photoshop, any smart phone photo altering App
  • Required: Black & white monochrome laser printer preferred. Ink jet printer (must have the ability to make adjustments in the printer settings)
  • 140 lb. Watercolor paper (any size to accommodate 4 x 8 in.)
  • 24 lb. printer paper
  • 50-70 lb. drawing paper (8 x 10 in.)
  • 14” length waxed thread, craft cord, linen thread or equivalent + embroidery needle
  • Matte medium
  • Acrylic paints (variety of colors)
  • Aleenee’s Tacky Glue
  • Crafter’s Ultimate Glue (or equivalent for adhering found objects)
  • Gesso
  • Any additional found objects for embellishing cover
  • Make up sponge
  • White Gelly Roll Pen (08 & 10)
  • Ultra Fine Black Sharpie or Pigma Micron Pen (black)
  • Variety of collage materials gelli prints, handmade papers, mulberry paper, washi or rice paper, fabric scraps, cheesecloth, muslin, fabric paper, etc.
    Fabric Paper Tutorial
  • black tea & instant coffee (freeze dried)
  • satin or matte acrylic varnish (liquid)
  • fine mist spray bottle for water
  • Paint brushes & palette knife
  • Butcher tray or plastic plates
  • Hairdryer
  • Straight edge ruler OR triangle
  • Xacto knife (or ability to cut straight edges)
  • Download the Haiku App (optional)

Little Book of Poetic Nature

with Lisa Agaran

5-Week Class, Saturdays, March 26-April 23
11:00-12:30 pm (PDT) / 2:00-3:30 pm (EDT)
Live Zoom Workshop
(Non-Zoomer option also available)

Sometimes the beauty of nature can be captured through photography and in the simple words of a haiku. In this 5-week live virtual class, we will experience nature through photography, mixed media and the art of writing haikus. 

First, we’ll take a self-guided field trip outdoors in nature, whether it’s to a local park, botanical garden or a hike. While on your field trip, you will capture details of your experience by photographing what you see. Also during your outdoor journey, gather found objects that you can include in your Little Books of Poetic Nature. 

Then we’ll come back to our Zoom classroom and begin putting together a handmade book that looks organic and vintage. In this workshop, you will also learn how to create simple haikus to incorporate into your small books. 

In this class I will also walk you through the photographing process, what to look for in terms of subject, lighting and composition. I will also take you step-by-step on how to alter your photographs to black & white as well as adjust contrast and brightness to prepare for printing. You will have the opportunity to create multiple little books. 

Some mixed media experience preferred. Adults 18+

If you are unable to make any of the classes, no worries, I will be recording each session so they will be available for later viewing during the duration of the class, plus four weeks after the class has ended.

This class is available to take as a Non-Zoomer Option (See below for more information).

Please select “Attend Live” OR “Non-Zoomer” option below before adding this workshop to your cart.

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Non-Zoomer Option

Non-Zoomer Option
Do you feel overwhelmed by the thought of using Zoom? Don’t have a computer with video & audio? Or you just would prefer not to attend an online class live?
No worries. I realize that the whole tech stuff can be a huge learning curve for many and can be overwhelming. It’s more important to me that this class is available to everyone on different levels, so you have a Non-Zoomer Option to take this class.

Email Recordings: You don’t need to attend any of the Zoom classes LIVE, but instead you have the option to take the class by watching the recordings that will be emailed to you after each class session has ended. You will receive all the same PDFs of the lessons and instructions. You will also be able to email me with any questions about the project and techniques. Recordings will be available for viewing online for the duration of the class, plus 4 weeks after the last class has ended. 

“ I participated in Lisa’s Wabi Sabi class as a “Non-Zoomer” and for me it couldn’t have been more successful. I work from home in the company of two noisy dogs. Not a good prescription for a Zoom class. I found that participating as a Non-Zoomer, more than met my needs. I was able to enjoy each of the classes on my own time and at my own pace. 

Lisa’s communication skills in introducing the materials available to assemble our collages, and her demonstrations on how to apply the materials used, left no question unanswered.
The Wabi Sabi class was very inspirational and it was Lisa’s teaching skills that made it such a success. Thank You! – Patricia

Online Workshop Cancellation & Refund Policy

This class is not confirmed unless a minimum of 5 attendees sign-up. A full refund is provided for cancellations made up to 5 days before online class begins. If cancellation is received after 5 days prior to the starting date, a $20 processing fee will be retained. Sorry no refunds once the class has begun. We reserve the right to cancel or reschedule a workshop/class if required. Should this happen, you would have the choice of a refund or transferred to a future workshop/class of your choice.