Adventures in Hand Carved Stamps

a Mixed Media Discovery

Autumn Hathaway

Date: July 18 - 22, 2021

Name of Event: 

“Adventures in Hand Carved Stamps”…a mixed media discovery

Medium: Mixed

Level: All

Location: Studio

  Status: Open


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Reserve your Spot with Autumn   $1950

When you click the reservation button you will have the option to make a minimum deposit of $650,

to pay 50%

or to save $100 by paying in full



Hand Carved Stamps Made Simple
Starting from the basics of stamp carving to carving abstract and geometric images, flowers, birds and more. You will learn about positive and negative space as well as understanding different inks and mounting options.


Watercolor with Hand Carved Stamps

Discover the pure magic with hand carved stamps and watercolor. You will learn the various and beautiful, creative ideas using these two mediums together, and create stunning and unique imagery. 

Stamp Carving to Create Hand Lettering for quote, name/logo stamps

Sketch and design your own hand lettering to be carved into a personal stamp. Carve your own logo, name stamp(s) or even a quote or greeting stamp. There will be dozens of ideas for rendering hand lettering into hand made stamps. It makes a perfect one of a kind gift.


Watercolor Botanicals with Hand Carved Stamps

Learn how to easily paint beautiful, loose watercolor botanicals with hand carved stamps. With some simple yet impressive techniques, you will be able to create gorgeous botanical watercolors pieces that are easy, and relaxing to paint. 


Art Journaling with Tiny Hand Carved Stamps:

This class is all about using scraps from the left over rubber material and creating tiny stamps.  Nothing goes to waste, learning how to get the highest yield from the carving material. Little stamps can add a big punch. You will be  carving several mini stamps and using them in endless ways, for art journals, planners and/or bullet journals. 


There is so much to explore with a carved stamp.

My love of primitive style patterns, botanical illustrations, abstract work, watercolor and collage; all play a role in working with my carved imagery.

Of all my creative experiences, I can honestly say creating with my hand carved stamps is my true, art love.

​I raised my kids with the saying "Stamping is what life is all about",

which although literally true for me, it is a metaphor for finding the things you love and explore them with enthusiasm.

My art world is all about these mark making tools, that I love to carve. However, my creative paths have varied through my life, painting, bookmaking, quilting, rug hooking and pretty much, all things paper and/or fabric.

About Me

​I grew up in Texas and went to Culinary school in Vermont, where I met Michael. As our life started together we lived in several places, Napa Valley, Seattle, Vermont and Boston. We joke that we moved all over the country and found the most expensive place to live to start a family. My love for New England is true. 

In Boston I discovered stamp arts and which threw me into fast gear, to learn many skills, starting with stamp carving, then so many other things; bookmaking, paper crafts, collage, and painting. Also, fiber arts such as quilting, needle punch, embroidery and primitive rug hooking.

Being an empty-nester gives me the freedom to share my hand carved stamp world with you. 

Currently my focus is on YouTube,

where I am uploading Studio Vlogs, head on over there and check out my channel.

I am constantly trying to learn, and love taking classes from artists such as Victoria Johnson Create Explore classes.

I have taken several Make Art That Sells by Lila Rogers; Home Decor, Bootcamp(s) and MBA .

I have written articles for Art Journaling Magazine, and published over 35 art pieces in other magazines, such as Somerset Studio, Sew Somerset, The Stampers' Sampler, Gallery Editions II, III and IV. My designs were on the cover of and Somerset Studio, The Stampers' Sampler and Crafts n Things (formally The Rubber Stamper).

I was honored to have my art is featured in Dawn DeVries Sokol's book A World of Artist Journal Pages: 1000+ Artworks | 230 Artists | 30 Countries,


 I was delighted to contribute to Jane Davies' latest book "Adventures in Mixed Media" and her previous book "Collage Journeys." 

I hope to continue adding to this list of accomplishments and adventures!

Autumn is a charismatic, enjoyable teacher! Thanks so much for presenting stamp-making in a simple, approachable way. I feel like I can actually do this now!  Arleesha
I really enjoyed this class, lots of helpful tips that speed up the learning and make it more enjoyable. I also loved the organic shapes and how you can use them in so many different combinations.   Lynn
Loved it! Your class made me happy and feeling I can totally do it. Thank you, Autumn! Analu
Materials Fee:


Reserve your Spot with Autumn   $1950

When you click the reservation button you will have the option to make a minimum deposit of $650,

to pay 50%

or to save $100 by paying in full

Sample   Agenda **


for Artists Rising Creativity Retreat:

5 Days and 4 Nights

Arrival day, check in at 3pm
5pm: meet your fellow students reception with light dinner


optional yoga, walking, biking in the morning
Workshop from 9-4 (breakfast & lunch included)

optional yoga, walking, biking  in the morning
Workshop from 9-4 (breakfast & lunch included)


optional yoga, walking, biking in the morning
Workshop from 9 - noon (breakfast included)

Excursion to one of the 169 small towns in Connecticut for touring and lunch and a visit to one of the gardens designed by historic landscape designer, Beatrix Farrand, among the first women to practice landscape architecture in the United States. “A garden, large or small, must be treated in the Impressionist manner,” she once wrote. “Plants are to the gardener what her palette is to the painter.”
Farewell Dinner together in Glastonbury 

optional yoga, walking, biking in the morning
studio work in the morning,sketching and watercolor on location (breakfast & light lunch included)

Checkout by 1PM


Lots of food, fun, comraderie, relaxation, re-winding

Other: A complete schedule will be posted as your retreat date nears! This will be posted in the private Facebook Group which you will be invited to join once you register.

Weather Permitting throughout the week... biking, kayaking or paddleboarding or river excursion, leaf peeping in the Autumn


You will receive an email confirmation and, as time gets closer, more email full of info and goodies.

Here is the payment schedule:

$550 deposit is due at the time of registration. 

50% of the remaining balance is due 60 days before your retreat start date

The balance is due 45days before the start date.

We use Paypal for all payments

Please read our full cancellation policy HERE

** Please note that theSample Agenda is a sample, meaning exact dates, times or activities can be changed based on weather, scheduling or desires of the group and size of the group.