Workshops

I’m Teaching in Wanderlust 2020!

I’m super excited to tell you that I am one of the Wanderlust 2020 teachers!!! Wanderlust 2020 is 61 mixed-media lessons, all downloadable and yours to keep forever. Plus handouts, community, private group and a whole bunch of bonuses which are available as soon as you sign up. All this for only $99 US (making each lesson only $1.60!). It starts on the 3rd of January, but it’s worth signing up now as we have a special price for the first 2000 Adventurers – after that it goes up to $175 so this is an excellent deal. Head to the website to find out all about it and to get in at this amazing $99 price!!! Learn all about Wanderlust and sign up HERE.

Who is the lineup of teachers this time? Take a look:

So many talented artists and people I just love to work with. So I hope you take a minute to check out what Wanderlust is all about HERE

We welcome all types of Adventurers for this artistic journey! Maybe you enjoy crafting but would like to move on to more advanced techniques that use paints and other mediums. Maybe you feel stuck in your own style or in the techniques you use on a daily basis. Maybe you want to introduce more variety and excitement into your artmaking. Or maybe you just need extra support and motivation to create. Well, EVERYONE is welcome!

Join in on the fun. Classes begin January 3rd, 2020. See you in Wanderlust :)

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Online Workshop Sale

Guess what? I am having an Online Workshop Sale! Right now all my online workshops are 15% off here on my website. This is your chance to use the last of summer to get back into some art making.

The sale runs through August 4th at 11:59pm EST and includes both project and technique workshops. AND if you purchase BYO Art Journal, Trace Transfer Transform, and Acrylic Ink during the sale, you can save an additional $10. You just have to enter the coupon code BIGTHREE when you check out (previous purchases do not apply).

BYO Art Journal will help you build your very own art journal from scratch – you will make covers, inside pages, bind it together, and then fill it. Yes, all that – WOW! This is how I make most of my art journals now and it is definitely a fun and satisfying skill to have.

Trace Transfer Transform will teach you various techniques for introducing images into your art journal from photographic and magazine sources. Then by transforming these tracings and transfers, you will learn to integrate them into your unique style of creating.

Acrylic Ink will walk you through the basics and all the way to some more advanced techniques with one of my favorite mediums. Get inspired to use acrylic ink more in your mixed media!

In addition to these 3 great online workshops, there is my perennial favorite Art Journaling Demystified or if you want to apply some mixed media techniques to a project on canvas, there is Season Canvas Fall.

I hope you join us in some of these and use your final weeks of summer to get back to your art journal, crafting and creating. Check it out HERE. Remember: sale ends at 11:59pm on August 4th, 2019.

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Announcing a NEW Online Workshop: Trace, Transfer, Transform

Today my newest online workshop Trace, Transfer, Transform goes on sale on my website!

Get ready to transform your art journal and other creative projects with a bunch of fun and versatile tracing and transfer techniques. Enjoy Early Bird pricing – 25% off the regular price of $39, so just $29.25!!! – now through Monday May 27 when the workshop officially begins. Sign up here.

Check out the promo video:

Sign up now through Monday, May 27 and get the workshop for just $29.25. Throughout the workshop I show you ways to bring imagery into your art and how to integrate those elements with your style and make them your own. If you are looking for some inspiration for the summer, this is the perfect workshop for you! Join us!

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Stamped Tea Towels Workshop at Kanibal & Co in Jersey City, NJ

Join me in my home neighborhood of Jersey City, at one of my favorite local boutiques: Kanibal & Co., for a workshop. This is my second time teaching at this awesome little shop and last time we had such a great time, I’m very excited to be back!

The workshop will be held on Saturday March 9th, 2019 from 12noon – 2pm at 197 Montgomery Street in Downtown Jersey City. Space is VERY limited on this one so sign up early to reserve your spot!

We’ll be customizing some tea towels with foam stamps – something that is fun to do to spruce up your kitchen or to make as gifts. You can register here.

Here is the official description :)

Foam stamps are a fun and easy way to block print on fabric. Join me as I demonstrate how to work with foam stamps and fabric paints. Working with color and pattern, students will learn how to create custom textiles. Each participant will create two unique tea towels to take home. Refreshments will be served.

Join us! Create! Get crafty! Play with foam stamps! And get inspired to personalize fabric with paint and foam stamps :) Sign up here.

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  • Cindy Gay

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    Natalie-this is such a great idea!

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Whimsical Collages

A month ago I taught a really fun Whimsical Collage Class together with my friend Julie Fei-Fan Balzer in the UK and I realized I haven’t really shown my samples for the workshop yet.

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It was fun to work in a series, with the same colors and materials and also techniques. Here are some pictures of the workshop for Art Workshops in Coventry – I love what our students created.

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Creative JumpStart Interviews with Kae Pea, Tania, Riikka, and Rachel

Are you ready to learn about more of this year’s Creative JumpStart Artists?

“Jumping with” is an interview series that I like to do to showcase some of the CJS artists. Each year we always have some new faces or folks that I haven’t spoken with in a while and it’s a fun way for us to get to know the artists a little more before January. Grab a cup of coffee, sit back, relax and enjoy a few interviews with some very talented people.

Learn more about Kae Pea here:

  

Learn more about Tania here:

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Learn more about Riikka here:

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Learn more about Rachel here:

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Creative JumpStart 2019 begins on January 1st but you can sign up now with our Early Bird pricing for just $50:

See you on Friday Dec 7th at 12noon EST for one of my Kaffeeklatsch chats on Facebook. It’s been a while and I’d love to chat with everyone who tunes in :)

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Creative JumpStart Interviews with Andrea, Linda, Rowan, and Marsha

Are you ready to learn about more of this year’s Creative JumpStart Artists?

“Jumping with” is an interview series that I like to do to showcase some of the CJS artists. Each year we always have some new faces or folks that I haven’t spoken with in a while and it’s a fun way for us to get to know the artists a little more before January. Grab a cup of coffee, sit back, relax and enjoy a few interviews with some very talented people.

Be prepared to learn, get inspired, and to get even more excited for Creative Jumpstart 2019 :)

You can find more about Andrea here:

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You can find more about Linda here:

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You can find more about Rowan here:

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You can find more about Marsha here:

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And there is still time to save on Creative JumpStart 2019 – it is only $50 through December 31st so sign up and get ready to JUMP into 2019!

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Creative Jumpstart Interviews with Carolyn, Danielle, Iris and Gwen

“Jumping with” is an interview series that I like to do to showcase some of the CJS artists. Each year we always have some new faces or folks that I haven’t spoken with in a while and it’s a fun way for us to get to know the artists a little more before January. Grab a cup of coffee, sit back, relax and enjoy a few interviews with some very talented people.

Be prepared to learn more about our artists for Creative Jumpstart 2019, build your excitement for January, and LAUGH! I hope you have just as much fun watching these as we had filming them :)

Find out more about Carolyn here:

   

You can find out more about Gwen here:

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You can find out more about Danielle here:

  

You can find out more about Iris here:

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Don’t forget that the Cyber Week Sale of 45 USD instead of 60 USD for Creative JumpStart 2019 runs until November 30, 2018 – 11.59 pm EST – so don’t miss out on this fantastic deal!

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Mixed Media Circus Whimsical Collage – Photos

Ready for an epic photo capture of the 3 Day Collage Workshop my friend Julie Fei-Fan Balzer and I taught in Coventry, UK for Art Workshops last week?

We had a fabulous time with 32 students – and started Friday by creating lots of patterned paper.

Making marks

stamping

layering stencils

smiling :)

whistling

layered stamping and scratching

layering and splattering

just going going going

It was so much fun to watch everyone being in the zone :)

well…I hope they had as much fun watching us LOL

more layered stencils

look at my new Hex in action – Diane rocked this pattern!

Ally aka Piere aka Sam ;) (insider joke) agreed to spice up the photos a bit …there was a lot of that as you will see this weekend LOL

And then it was time for the next day and starting the first six collages and talking about Elements and Principles of Design.

We had some collaborative fun!

 

and some wand waving was included too (again ….insider joke sorry LOL)

I think it was a lot of fun to work on a big surface too for a change

and then we just looked at all the sheets that were created and were part of what we taught that day

On the third day Julie and I started with a demo of how we usually work in a series

while making fun of each other ;)

and then it was up to our amazing students to put everything they learned in the last 2 1/2 days into six collages.

we did our best to help …oh brother ;)

Look at happy Abs – such a contagious smile :)

Beautiful messes were made

 

 

lots of wonderful transfers

and of course lots of photos were taken in between

 

 

And then for the final everyone displayed their 12 collages on a piece of paper and we had a good look at all of them.

The leap between the first six and the second six on the final day were amazing. And soooo much color and happiness.

We had such a great time and it fills me with a lot of happiness to look at those photos. Thank you all so much for coming to this workshop and jumping into this crazy artful adventure with us :) Thank you to Sue from Art Workshops and her amazing team Dawn, Debbie and Leroy for all the wonderful help and making us feel super welcome. This was the second time I taught for Sue and sure hope it wasn’t the last :)

I am taking a in-person teaching hiatus most of 2019 as I have some big plans and …well some of you might have seen it, we are on a house hunt which is taking up a lot of time (plus the way it looks it will def. a house that requires a lot of work). Cross your fingers for us – it is a bit stressful to find a place esp. in this area – I won’t lie ;)  Join me meanwhile for my online workshops here and watch this place in the next months for even more online workshops :)

 

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  • Dawn

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    Fabulous memories of a fabulous weekend. It was lovey to meet you for the first time and see you inspire so many students. Hope to see you again soon xx

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  • Hazel Agnew

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    Without doubt the best course for content that I have ever experienced! Learned so much. And we had a ball at the same time. Grateful thanks! Xx

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  • Ally

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    Glad I could spice up those photos! 😂
    It was a truly awesome weekend!!! Thankfully we had fabulous teachers too!!! Xxx

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  • Debbie Martin

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    So many wonderful memories of a very special weekend. Fantastic to see you again and looking forward to next time. Tapping my thumbs frantically for you. Hugs Debbie xx

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