2018 Workshop Calendar Updated !

Posted by: Jacqueline Sullivan on April 21st, 2018

Jacqueline Sullivan’s most up to date workshop calendar is now posted on her website.

Jacqueline is teaching a wide array of classes and workshops throughout the United States thru the month of November. She is also presenting her first International workshop in Ireland – August 2018 – Painting the Textures of Ireland. Workshop and location link HERE



Jacqueline’s 2018 Workshop Calendar is Available Here !

Posted by: Jacqueline Sullivan on December 31st, 2017

walnut ink-sept 2016

Jacqueline’s 2018 teaching calendar is available to print, link and share

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Jacqueline will be teaching workshops across the US throughout the year in a wide variety of formats and content. Please check out her calendar – organized by date – to find workshop topics and/or locations that sound interesting to your artistic self. In 2018 Jacqueline will be teaching for the first time in IRELAND Painting the Textures of Ireland ~ you won’t believe the lovely hotel and location where her workshop is being held ! See the Arts & Cultural Travel website for all the details

Event website:



At the end of June Jacqueline and Glenda Miles are sponsoring their 3rd annual Nature’s Patterns Retreat ~ a 3 day eco-printing creative retreat in a beautiful retreat house outside of Cincinnati Ohio. Glenda’s website beautifully describes the retreat in full detail here –>


The retreat fee is all inclusive workshop fee, meals and room in a peacefully creative setting.

Jacqueline will be in California, Colorado, Boise Idaho and Virginia Beach this year while returning to Shake Rag Ally and Whispering Woodlands.

If you live in the Tri-State + Greater Cincinnati Area please take a look at the selection of 3 session workshops that Jacqueline will be teaching for the Plaza Artist shop in the Kenwood Galleria ~ a variety of topics that will interest both the experienced artist and someone looking to learn a new technique or explore the artist within !

Happy New Year One & All !

Chris Wachsmuth for Jacqueline Sullivan





Newly Updated 2017 Workshop Calendar !

Posted by: Jacqueline Sullivan on April 1st, 2017

Jacqueline has added MANY new classes, workshops and art retreats for 2017. She will be teaching in the mid-west states of Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin and Indiana, the mountains of North Carolina, her hometown of Cincinnati, the beautiful Pacific coast town of Mendocino, CA and at ART Unraveled in Phoenix. Special extended art retreats in Berea KY, LetterWorks International and Artiscape in Colombus Ohio are welcoming Jacqueline this year.

Use this link to print ~ save + share.

2017 Teach Calendar-YTD

Contact Jacqueline directly if you have any questions about workshop content using this email address –>


Interested in booking Jacqueline to discuss & schedule a workshop, lecture or art retreat for 2018 ? It is never too early to schedule your art event !





TOTALLY TRANSFERS !!! goes on-line

Posted by: Jacqueline Sullivan on January 15th, 2017

Totally Transfers image

Jacqueline’s first on-line workshop for 2017

I love image transfers!  Sometimes using them as the focal image in a collage and other times just to add a little extra to an art piece. An image transfer is, to put it simply, the act of transferring an image from one source to another. Depending upon what material you are wanting to transfer onto will determine what type of transfer method you choose to use.

In this one month on-line class, we will explore many ways to add image transfers to paper, wood and fabric. Transfers are transparent, allowing you to layer images and let the surface design show through. The transferred image often is a more integral part of the final work because of its transparency. Depending on the method, some transfers create a lovely aged and distressed image due to the natural imperfection of the technique.

Totally Transfers ! is a four session online art workshop with lessons and projects designed by Jacqueline. Each session will feature one to two different techniques and the last session will show how to build a collage using the processes learned in the first three sessions.  Jacqueline will explain in easy to understand language the differences and best uses for each of the transfer techniques covered.

for a complete description of the workshop, registration information and on-line workshop format please see this information card


need more information ??? contact Jacqueline directly at jacquelinesullivan@mac.com




Jacqueline’s 2017 Teaching Calendar

Posted by: Jacqueline Sullivan on January 15th, 2017

2017 Teach Calendar-YTD

Jacqueline’s calendar is linked above for printing and sharing. The classes have also been added to the EVENTS section of this website.

Jacqueline has many new and interesting workshops this year as well as a number of different venues from weekly classes in her hometown area of Cincinnati Ohio to on-line classes and workshops across the USA from 2 – 5 days duration.

One of Jacqueline’s most popular workshops – TOTALLY TRANSFERS ! – will be offered in February as a month long on-line class. See this information card for all the details for TOTALLY TRANSFERS !

Jacqueline will be teaching in her home state of Ohio, in near-by Michigan, Tennessee and Kentucky AND traveling to Oregon and California. In between she will be again visiting the Shake Rag School of Arts in Mineral Point Wisconsin and presenting at the LearnShops over a number of days at Berea College, teaching at the 36th International Letterworks in Ogden Utah and once again teaching her eco-printing workshop over a 3 day artist retreat in July.

Jacqueline’s calendar has links to all the sites where she is teaching for more information about the workshops including registration details. Still have questions ? feel free to contact Jacqueline directly at jacquelinesullivan@mac.com

Finally…...Jacqueline continues to offer 4 of her art workshops on DVD ~~ Mixed Media & Textural Collage, Simple Metal  Etching, Go For the Gesso, Acrylics, Textures, Layers & Metallics

This hand-out describes each DVD in detail including cost, run time and purchasing information.  DVD descriptions




New 2016 classes, workshops, retreats + a new on-line Jacqueline class !

Posted by: Jacqueline Sullivan on March 21st, 2016


See Jacqueline’s calendar on this website for all her 2016 classes and her new on-line art class !

Jacqueline will be teaching in her home state of Ohio, in near-by Michigan, Indiana and Kentucky AND traveling to Alberta Canada and California. In between she will be visiting the Shake Rag School of Arts in Mineral Point Wisconsin. And Jacqueline is taking her teaching talents to the on-line world presenting The Magic of Mixed Media, a 4 week art workshop beginning April 25, 2016.

Jacqueline’s calendar has links to all the sites where she is teaching for more information about the workshop including registration details. Still have questions ? feel free to contact Jacqueline directly at jacquelinesullivan@mac.com


Jacqueline’s 2015 calendar has been updated…..

Posted by: Jacqueline Sullivan on April 9th, 2015

through November 2015 !

This year Jacqueline will be presenting many new workshops and frequently requested techniques unique to her style across the United States and Canada. Jacqueline’s workshops are varied in length from 1 – 5 days and are generally appropriate to students of all levels.  Don’t hesitate to contact her for questions about workshop content and your art background ~ all questions welcome !  Jacqueline can be reached @ jacquelinesullivan@mac.com

In April Jacqueline will be in Oregon – in May Washington DC, Atlanta and Ohio – in June Verona Wisconsin and lovely Asheville NC, July brings a long west coast swing beginning during a week at the Red Deer College in Alberta Canada, a week at the Passionate Pen International Calligraphy Conference in Sonoma CA, and 2 weeks at the Mendocino Arts Center.  Jacqueline returns to the Midwest in September and will be teaching at Smitten Dust Studio and the Shiawassee Arts Center in MI, and Shake Rag Alley School of Arts in Mineral Point Wisconsin. Jacqueline will also be returning for what has become her annual teaching visit to the Cedar Lakes Crafts Center in Ripley WV for a fall weekend in September.

In October she returns to CA teaching Acrylics – Lively & Luscious Layers at Cal State Long Beach presented by the Society for Calligraphy – Southern California.

Finally in November Jacqueline returns to Asheville to the Asheville Calligraphy Emporium and will be presenting a design lecture for the Contemporary Quilt & Fiber Arts Guild in her hometown of Cincinnati.

for all the workshop details, links and contact information please see Jacqueline’s calendar http://blog.jacquelinesullivan.com/workshops/

Jacqueline is now scheduling workshops for 2016 and 2017  ~ please contact her to discuss workshops, classes and art retreats for your arts organization, gallery or guild.  Email contact: jacquelinesullivan@mac.com


Chris Wachsmuthin San Francisco

for Jacqueline Sullivan




Molding Paste & The Book ~ a few images from a recent workshop

Posted by: Jacqueline Sullivan on October 7th, 2014

thought you would like to see some of the wonderful work done by students in Jacqueline’s recent workshop at Lettersong Studio & Gallery in Louisville KY – Molding Paste & The Book. The workshop was held in September 2014 at Lettersong. Aren’t these beautiful ?

Jen Grove, Lettersong Studio & Gallery owner, has created a very nice FaceBook page too ~ here’s her link……https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lettersong-Calligraphy-StudioGallery/350991814995966


Jacqueline will be presenting this workshop again at Ephemera Paducah on November 7, 8, 9, 2014 along with Transparent Collage

for registration information contact Kristin:


or you can register on-line @ Ephemera’s website


If you would like more information on Molding Paste & The Book workshop or would like to discuss scheduling this workshop at your guild or local art center please contact Jacqueline directly at jacquelinesullivan@mac.com

Happy Fall everyone !

Chris Wachsmuth for Jacqueline Sullivan



Jacqueline’s Workshop Calendar ~ new additions !

Posted by: Jacqueline Sullivan on September 21st, 2014

jaci teaching june 2014

Jacqueline has 6 remaining workshops in 2014 and has 10 workshops booked for 2015 at venues across the United States ! Please see the full calendar under the workshops tab.

If you would like to subscribe to Jacqueline’s Studio Letter and receive event cards for upcoming workshops please complete the sign-up form under the MAILING LIST tab and we will welcome you to Jacqueline’s Artists Contacts !

All issues of THE STUDIO LETTER are available online ~ see the ARTICLES tab for the full archive of issues.


Are you interested in hosting Jacqueline in 2015 or 2016 for your art center, guild or community college ?

Contact Jacqueline directly via email @ jacquelinesullivan@mac.com


Josef Albers & The Interaction of Color

Posted by: Jacqueline Sullivan on May 26th, 2014


There are many wonderful resources available on the web related to Josef Albers and his very famous work on the interaction of color. Jacqueline discussed her “visit” with the Albers original 1963 edition in her May 2014 Studio Letter. We’ve collected many links to these resources as we prepared the Albers piece for the Studio Letter from video lectures at Yale, demonstrations of the new The Interaction of Color  iPad app, Albers exhibits and availability of his books and so much more. We’ve included these and many more below for you to read, view, save and share with other artists and lovers of color in your artful lives!

Josef Albers 50th anniversary edition – paperback

Josef Albers book from the Morgan Library Exhibit in 2012
Art as Experience: The Teaching Methods of a Bauhaus Master [2013] purchase info

The Josef & Ann Albers Foundation website has information on current and upcoming exhibits in the US and Europe, displays of representative works   http://albersfoundation.org/

If you will be traveling in Germany this year you might want to see Albers Museum which as been called  “a location for interaction with modern art” for more info = http://www.bottrop.de/en/culture/sp_auto_214.php


Yale University 3 minute youtube video on the 50th anniversary edition of Albers Interaction of Color as an iPad app http://youtu.be/H-hFOZ3XdIQ

Want to learn move about Josef Albers ? this 30 minute lecture from Yale University professor and painter Anoka Faruqee “Color in Context: Revisiting Albers” from October 2013. It is an incredibly interesting talk about color, Albers and his color influence. Also has excellent images of how the book has been also developed as an iPad app and reviews many of the “cut paper” Albers exercises


Yale’s iPad app is a free one time download on iTunes – and has many of the materials from the book allowing you to complete many of Albers student exercises in color; the complete version is only $13.99 and can also be gifted



Josef Albers books…….

Interaction of Color – 2013, 50th anniversary, paperback with 60 color studies; available brand new from Yale University Press, Amazon, local independent bookstores and Alibris

 Interaction of Color – 2009, 2 volume slip-cased hardcover replicating studies, color exercises, color plates from original 1963 edition; new copies still available on Amazon and Yale University Press


Interaction of Color – 2006, expanded edition, paperback  with 30 color plates; out of print but is available from online booksellers

Interaction of Color – 1975, Yale University Press, out of print but available from online book sellers such as Alibris http://www.alibris.com/Interaction-of-Color-Revised-Edition-Josef-Albers/book/26751807


Where can you see the original 1963 book ??

Crystal Bridges Library @ the Museum of American Art in Bentonville Arkansas – you can make an appointment to view this first edition treasure by calling the Crystal Bridges Library: 479-418-5700. option 7.

We would love to hear your stories of Albers influence on your life in color or if you have had the rare opportunity to see and study the 1963 edition.  Have you obtained and had occasion to use the iPad app yet ? Leave Jacqueline a comment and we’ll be happy to share with the Studio Letter community.

 See also Jacqueline’s May 2014 Studio Letter ~ The Color Edition

Chris Wachsmuth

for Jacqueline Sullivan


Jacqueline Sullivan is a teacher and mixed-media artist, with experience in graphic design, advertising and publications.

“The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.”

— Sylvia Plath