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Artist Co-op


A touch of glassJoe Oakes, Painter

Open Studio Acrylic Painting Classes are designed to inspire you. Whether that means finishing one painting or starting a lifelong adventure in art. My relaxed, loosely structured class is designed for everyone, all skill levels are welcome.

Paint together with others, while working on the project of your choice. Bring what ever you’re working on or start something new. Bring your own supplies or use mine! Plenty of individual attention plus discussions and demos that will be helpful to you to apply towards painting!

A touch of glassJanice Osborne, Glass Artist

Janice, who lives in La Quinta, started her career in Glass in the late 70’s doing stained glass, windows, doors, lamps chandeliers and even room dividers.  About ten years ago she decided to broaden her glass knowledge using the kiln to fuse and manipulate glass.  Each piece is hand crafted and takes several days to make with multiple firings. Today she is enjoying making her jewelry from glass she designs herself and her standing glass cats, dogs, wind chimes and the “Galaxy of Colors” Wall hangings are all made to decorate your home and hopefully, put a smile on your face.

A touch of glassAlana Marston

Alana's background is in Ceramics and Fine Jewelry with a education in fashion merchandising and interior design. Her passion since 2009 has been in glass fusing and assemblage art / mixed media. She also enjoys instructing. 

Lynn Centeno

Lynn Centeno is a watercolorist whose art reflects figurative paintings and impressionistic portratitures. Art and design have always been my passions, I only learned to paint once i retired and moved to the desert, and continue to further my education in this medium. I belong to the Coachella Watercolor Society and recently co-founded “Outside the Lines”, a women’s based support group for artists in La Quinta.

Darleen Wilkerson Karpowicz

Fiber Artist with a Fine Arts Degree

Batik paintings the use of wax on cloth or paper , Acrylic painting over the dye onto cloth or paper use of fiber reactive dye. Darleen has lived in many other countries and sold her work, Yemen,Pakistan, Poland, Jordan, Macedonia.

Martha Lumia

The colors and “hand” of fabric have always intrigued me. Wet felting, which includes Nuno felting, is a combination of raw wool, silk and other natural fibers. I’m entranced by the colors and texture and how the hand agitation of wool fibers into a silk/natural fiber fabric creates a new colorful textural fabric – it’s magical! Come join me as we explore the many facets of wet felting to make scarves, vessels (bowls), flowers and more.

Patricia Paz-Altschul

Patricia has been designing, teaching, and making jewelry professionally for over twenty years now. "Every morning I wake up and can't wait to get started on the projects of the day." Paz-Altschul shares. "Its not work; it's just a part of my world."

Nettie Roberts

As a science/math teacher, I developed a deep appreciation of Mother Nature's artistic gifts to us in the form of gemstones, pearls, fossils, turquoise and unique shells. I incorporate the best of these in the jewelry I create. Each piece is unique and one of a kind and hopefully a tribute to Mother Nature!!!

Toshiko Toko Ousdahl
Oil Paint Acrylic

My approach to painting is enthusiastic yet humble. Through painting I want to convey my feeling .... happiness, peace, strength and passion....and share my sentiment with many people. I am so thankful to be able to concentrate my time on my favorite form of artistic expression...painting.

Debra Sawicky

I was going to conquer the world, but got distracted by something sparkly... My passion for designing jewelry using semi-precious stones emerged after receiving a B.A. in Art and Interior Design. Whether transforming interiors or creating unique designs with colorful beads, textural stones and metals, I am grateful to share my creative expression with the community.

Judith George

I have been creating jewelry for nearly 20 years. My current pieces are eclectic and unusual creations using a variety of off loom beading techniques and bead embroidery. My work includes beads and other natural materials such as semi-precious stones, fossils, fresh water pearls, copper and miscellaneous found objects. My pieces are created intuitively, without patterns and therefore each piece is OOAK.

Marilee Friedrich

Marilee collects pieces which she considers to be treasures! Using unexpected combinations of vintage, new, rustic and ornate, she decorates bottles with architectural elements, jewelry, religious icons, salvage metal, crystals and more. Each bottle is one of a kind.

DeAnn Foster

DeAnn Foster is a mixed media artist, self taught and still learning (always learning) she is currently showing assemblage, encaustic and collage art. However, change is always in the wind and tomorrow might find her welding and sculpting! Her home is in Indio, where she nests with her two pups, Jack and Noah.

Cheryl Herr

I honor all paths to creativity. My own journey has been woven by an eclectic skein of life threads, now, serendipitously leading me to the studio. I love incorporating stones, fiber, and clay, via weaving, coiling and pottery. I am excited to be a participant at the studio.

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