Classes & Workshops

Studio / Workshop

Studio is Open By Appointment

Work is on exhibit year round at Artistree Gallery in Downtown Land O Lakes Wisconsin

Personalized Classes

Privately arranged classes for minimum of three people and a maximum of six people. Please contact me for cost and availability. These classes can be custom designed to cater to participants' interests.

Artist Cabin Rental

Deerwood Cabin is available to rent by the night or week from May to October. Potential studio access.

There are no upcoming classes.

Small Scale Sukumo Indigo Processing Workshop

TUESDAY, AUGUST 17, 10 am to 1pm CST
Live in Wisconsin and Live Stream Via Zoom

Periodic Zoom Streams Over the 60 Day Period
Cost: $270 payable at registration
Maximum: 15 students

In this course, Debbie Jircik will take you through an overview of sukumo and her own experiences with small scale sukumo and techniques learned from Awonoyoh. Through lecture and hands on for those able to be here in person and observation over the course of the 60 day process, in seventeen modules on zoom, you will be able to experience the process of transformation of dried indigo leaves into sukumo. The 16 modules will vary from 20 minutes to an hour each time as the sukumo is mixed. Reports of changes in temperature, texture, moisture, and odor will be reported. These sessions will serve as a guide as you explore making sukumo in your own unique conditions. Knowing that there is no substitute for hands on experience and getting the feel of the process, the goal of this course is to serve as a catalyst for your own sukumo making.

A recommended supplies and resource list will be included. Purchasing the book, The Way of Indigo, is recommended.

In Person Participation

The three hour class on August 17 begins the series. Participants are welcome to come participate in person that day and to spend extra days at the studio as desired and inquiries for participation on other days during the 60 day period are welcome.

For those able to come to Wisconsin, affordable dorm style lodging in rustic cottages at the studio will be available. Pickup and drop off at Rhinelander Oneida County Airport is possible to arrange.


Tuesday, August 17, 10am to 1pm CST, Sukumo- Small Scale, Lecture with history and background, supplies and technique, followed by hands on for in person and demonstration for virtual participants.

There will be time for questions and this session will be recorded for later review.

Mixing Every Three Days - 10am CST Zoom Hands on for local participants.
August 20,23,26,29
September 1,4,7,10,13
September 17,21,25,29
October 3,7,11,15
October 19 last class

To register:
Email [email protected] with your name and contact info and a Paypal invoice will be sent to you. To secure your place, payment is due within 24 hours of receipt.


Circle of Life Studio

Debra Ketchum Jircik
3720 Gaffney Drive
Eagle River , WI 54521

Tel: 715-891-3487