Creative JumpStart 2017

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CJS is a one-of-a-kind community event to jump start your creativity in 2017. The Theme is “Mix, Match, and Master”. Learn from different Mixed Media Artists and Crafters how they translate this theme into their own work, sharing with you their creative process, techniques, tips, tricks, ideas on how to develop your own style.

You get 27 DOWNLOADABLE videos for $50 (USD). That’s just $1.85 per video that you can keep forever. Sweet!

All videos have now been posted and are ready for you to enjoy. Watch all the videos and even download them! The classroom is open until the end of November 2017, the videos can be downloaded in the classroom and then kept forever!

Join 27 artists as they reveal their tricks of the trade. We call them the “JumpStarters.”

For only $50 you’ll get:

  • A series of 27 technique based videos from 27 artists from around the world.
  • All videos are about 10-15 minutes long
  • Downloadable videos – download before November 2017 to keep them forever.
  • Information about new creative and innovative products and techniques you might not have used before.
  • Inspiration to jumpstart your own artwork and how to translate artwork by others into your own style.

Treat yourself, you deserve it!


By signing up for CJS, you agree to not give your private log-in and any password information to anyone else. After the confirmation is sent to you, cancellation is no longer possible.

Streaming: If you plan on using Streaming only, please sign up only if you are able to watch vimeo hosted videos. All videos are posted in this format. See to test your computer. Some older computers and software may have problems playing the videos. We are not responsible for troubleshooting playback difficulties of the videos. Note that CJS is not optimized for viewing on mobile devices. Some devices may not be able to play videos or display all content. We recommend joining CJS from a laptop or desktop computer. Please ensure your computer or device is compatible before joining.

Downloads: You will be able to download the videos so that you can watch them offline and keep them forever. Download terms and conditions that you have to agree on will be posted when you download the first video. All videos are only for private use and cannot be shared!


There are 39 lessons in this workshop:
  • Welcome to the CJS17 Classroom
  • Jan 01: Let’s Jump
  • Week 1 Inspiration: Music
  • Jan 01: Giveaway #1 – Gelli Arts
  • Jan 02: Marsha Valk – A Head Full of Dreams
  • Jan 03: Mystele Kirkeeng – Folk Art Mash Up
  • Jan 04: Glyn Macey – Composition Collage Color
  • Jan 05: Pam Carriker – Painting with PanPastels
  • Jan 06: Jimmy Leslie – Material Medley
  • Jan 07: Jodi Ohl – Whimsical Characters
  • Jan 08: Andrea Gomoll – Everything I Love
  • Week 2 Inspiration: Color
  • Jan 09: Giveaway #2 – StencilGirl Products
  • Jan 10: Birgit Koopsen – Collaged Stool
  • Jan 11: Tori Weyers – Living Color
  • Jan 12: Stephanie Schütze – Magic in Black & White
  • Jan 13: Gina Lee Kim – Watercolor Seascape
  • Jan 14: Andrew Borloz – Four Seasons Postcards
  • Jan 15: Gina Rossi Armfield – A Year of Transformation
  • Week 3 Inspiration: Quotes
  • Jan 16: Giveaway #3 – Darkroom Door
  • Jan 17: Rae Missigman – Layers of Color
  • Jan 18: Rachel Greig – Ink, Stamp, Collage!
  • Jan 19: MaryBeth Shaw – Painterly Stencil Mash Up
  • Jan 20: Catherine Scanlon – Flower Mix
  • Jan 21: Dina Wakley – Hold On Collage
  • Jan 22: Jamie Dougherty – Scraps of Fabric
  • Week 4 Inspiration: Artists
  • Jan 23: Giveaway #4 – ArtFoamies
  • Jan 24: Michelle Ward – Monochromatic Montage
  • Jan 25: Natalya Aikens – Reduce Reuse Recycle Stitch
  • Jan 26: Diana Trout – Watercolor Gone Wild
  • Jan 27: Julie Fei-Fan Balzer – FauxStoneBook
  • Jan 28: Joe Rotella – Dragon in the Window
  • Jan 29: Andy Skinner – Industrial Tag
  • Jan 30: Gwen Lafleur – Bird Assemblage
  • Jan 31: Nathalie Kalbach – From Cy to Nat
  • Jan 31: Giveaway #5 – Cloth Paper Scissors
  • Wrap Up!
There are 6 bulletins in this workshop:
  • Giveaway Winners
  • Show&Tell
  • Download Links – Videos
  • JumpStarter Interviews
  • 2017 Jumpstarters
  • VIDEO Help & FAQ