Up for a LIVE workshop in Houston or Portland this July? Let’s make it happen.

Lisa with paintbrushes

Every year since living in Mexico, I like to plan a summer vacation to the USA that includes my favorite thing to do: teach live workshops!

Getting to hang out with you in person and do creative work is the most energizing, rewarding and transformative experience.

This July, the cities I’ll be visiting are:

Houston, Texas – Sunday, July 11


Portland, Oregon – Thurs. July 27, Fri. July 28, and /0r Sat. July 29 (Tell me your preferred dates)

If either of these cities / dates work for  you, can you do me a quick favor and let me know your preference?

Pick your date & favorite workshop here

The link takes you to a 30 second survey – you choose your city / dates, and favorite workshop.

Workshops meet in the afternoon – no morning rushing around – from 2-6 pm. Perfect if you want to take an afternoon off to play hooky from life or work!

Afterward, we usually go somewhere local to eat or have a drink… or go art supply shopping together!

I haven’t taught a workshop in Houston since…1999!

If you’re in Houston and would like to host me, or know of a great space to teach, please let me know.

The setup is simple. No fancy studio needed. We need tables and chairs, and it’s not a messy process. There’s a space on the survey to let me know if you want to help out with Houston. Hosts attend for free, plus a guest of their choice.

If there is enough interest by this weekend, I’ll go ahead and book the venues.

If it’s crickets and silence…  then you’ll just have to come work with me in Mexico or Italy. 🙂

17 Responses to Up for a LIVE workshop in Houston or Portland this July? Let’s make it happen.

  1. Mary April 14, 2016 at 4:12 pm #

    Hi Lisa,
    Any or all of those days would be good for me and can’t wait to hear about the final details for the Portland workshop. So looking forward to meeting you and learning with you. I found you only this year and love all you do!

    • Lisa Sonora April 14, 2016 at 4:49 pm #

      Fantastic, Mary! I’ll be looking through all the feedback from folks over the weekend and deciding… so look for registration info next week.

  2. Darlene Rose April 8, 2016 at 4:13 pm #

    Hi Lisa, Portland sounds like fun. Honestly, looking for a “new home” site so this could also serve as a time to search the terrain. What is the fee? Does the workshop include all days? Please let me know. xoxo Darlene Rose

    • Lisa Sonora April 9, 2016 at 7:23 am #

      @Darlene – I usually offer a different workshop each day – and was thinking of booking one to three days in Portland – that way people can come for one day, or more, depending on their schedule and desires.

      I’ll be putting together a schedule based on all the amazing feedback coming in on the survey. There’s a blank space at the end of it for you to tell me anything specific, if you haven’t already seen it.

      Rate for workshops is $175-250, depending on what I’m teaching.

  3. Lindy Teresi April 8, 2016 at 8:52 am #

    What will the workshop be including? Focus of it?

    • Lisa Sonora April 8, 2016 at 10:37 am #

      Hi Lindy – Great questions! I include all of the main supplies, and on the questionnaire there are several of my popular workshops listed, so people can pick their favorite topics.

      If you are unfamiliar with my workshops, take a peek at Dreaming on Paper: The Creative Sketchbook – I’ll be offering that one for sure.

  4. Patt April 7, 2016 at 4:34 pm #

    O M Goodness… I just drove back to Michigan from Portland, Oregon. It is a great city
    whatever you want you can find it in Portland!

    Had to return home, where my Grand Baby is !

    One day I do hope to attend one of your workshops ! Keep sharing your journal-ling, you’re the best!

    Patt Bennett

    • Lisa Sonora April 8, 2016 at 10:32 am #

      Patt – Where in Michigan are you?

      Love your FreeRangeArtist title!

  5. Lynne April 7, 2016 at 3:43 pm #

    Lisa — note that the Houston date has a problem.

    Is it Sunday the 10th or Monday the 11th?

    (Questionnaire has Sunday 7-10. This post has Sunday 7-11.)

    • Lisa Sonora April 8, 2016 at 10:32 am #

      @Lynn – it would be SUNDAY, the 10th. Sorry about that!

  6. Melani Marx April 7, 2016 at 2:59 pm #

    I am so up to play in Portland Lisa! Any – all days.

    • Lisa Sonora April 8, 2016 at 10:34 am #

      Yay, Melanie! Would love to see you there again!

      • Melani Marx April 8, 2016 at 12:58 pm #

        Id love to more of the Creative Entrepreneur work Lisa… I have been going back and adding to that notebook a lot.

        • Lisa Sonora April 9, 2016 at 7:19 am #

          @melani – Tell me more. What do you want to know more about Creative Entrepreneur work? I know you have a great business already. What are you needing help with the most? You can shoot me an email or call if you want to keep it private.

  7. Loradawn McKinley April 7, 2016 at 2:48 pm #

    I am looking for a class price listed for this……can you direct me to that, please?

    • Lisa Sonora April 8, 2016 at 10:34 am #

      Hi Loradawn – The live workshop registration is $175-250. I’ll always have early registration discounts that I send out to folks on the mailing list, too.

      • Loradawn McKinley April 8, 2016 at 10:07 pm #

        Thanks. Lisa

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