Creative JumpStart 2019

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Creative JumpStart is a one-of-a-kind community event to jumpstart your creativity in 2019. The Theme this year is “My Home is My Castle”. We’re taking Creative JumpStart into the home and have asked our artists to create a mixed media project that celebrates what Home means to them.

Join our crew of Mixed Media Artists and Crafters as they grab their favorite tools of the trade and share with us their own notion of Home through a mixed media masterpiece. They’ll work their creative magic and show us how to create original projects with our theme in mind. They’ll explore the questions: Do you feel at home wherever there is something cozy and homemade? Does your home decor and home style tell your story? Is it where you are from or where you spent your childhood? Are you a part of a unique local community that is special to you? Whether it is the objects, a place, or the people that surround you, there is no wrong answer or approach here! In the end, there will be mixed media projects for lots of art journaling, plenty of home decor projects, and more creative ideas for you!

Join us for this 8th year of CJS and learn how different Mixed Media Artists and Crafters translate our theme into their own work, sharing with you their creative process, techniques, tips, tricks, and ideas on how to develop your own style.

You get 31 DOWNLOADABLE videos for $60 (USD). It’s a great value – at only $1.93 per video it’s a collection of tutorials that you can keep forever, over 5 hours of unique content!

How does it work? Each day throughout the month of January, a new video posted in the online classroom. They are now all posted and ready for you to view, download, and enjoy. Participate in the classroom comments, ask questions and post comments, show and share your interpretation of the projects to get the most from the CJS community. There are exclusive giveaway events (enter by Feb 8, 2019), access to project supply lists, and additional special features to inspire you. The classroom will be open until the middle of November 2019 and the videos can be downloaded in the classroom and then kept forever!

Join the 31 artists we call “JumpStarters” as they reveal their creative secrets. They’ll be bringing their unique style and favorite media and techniques to the classroom to share with you.

For only $60 you’ll get:

  • A series of 31 technique- and project-based videos from 31 artists from around the world.
  • Each video is about 10 minutes long for a total total of over 5 hours of video content
  • Downloadable videos – download before November 2019 to enjoy them forever.
  • Information about new creative and innovative products and techniques you might not have used before.
  • Inspiration to jumpstart your own artwork
  • Methods to translate artwork by others into your own style.

If you’re looking for new ideas and inspiration, Creative JumpStart is for you!

Who is this workshop for?

This workshop is for the Mixed Media Hobby Artist who wants to jumpstart their creativity in a wide field of projects, techniques and mediums. It is suited for beginners to intermediate artists – with a couple projects for the advanced audience. From lots of Art Journaling and home decor based ideas, from project-based videos to inspirational videos, to technique-based videos – there is something for everyone!

And to keep things even more exciting, we have a series of giveaways from our official CJS19 sponsors. These art and craft product companies are offering chances to win products and gift cards but you must enter by February 8, 2019.

What supplies will I need?

A short basic supply list will be provided in the Welcome Section after you signed in. No need to go on a shopping spree and buy a ton of stuff you might not use that often. Watch the videos first to decide if you can substitute some of the materials with something you already own. If not, then choose which items to buy.

If you have some of the following in hand, it would be helpful:

Sheets of watercolor paper, an Art Journal if you like to work within a book format, 6-8 colors of acrylic paints plus black and white, a basic set of watercolor paints, gel medium, gesso, a selection of brushes, a rubber brayer, various pens and pencils.


By signing up for CJS, you agree not to give your private log-in and any password information to anyone else. The enrollment fee is for one person only. After the payment confirmation is sent to you, cancellation is no longer possible. Tuition is not refundable.

All videos are under the copyright of the artists and are for private use only and cannot be shared. You may not teach/re-teach the information in the videos or use it for any online or print publications.

Downloads: You will be able to download the videos so that you can watch them offline and keep them forever. Download terms and conditions will be posted when you download the first video and in order to do so, you will have to agree to those terms and conditions.

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.

There are 40 lessons in this workshop:
  • Welcome to the CJS19 Classroom
  • Jumping with … CJS19 Artist Interviews
  • Let’s Jump!
  • Jan 01: James Luke Burke
  • Jan 02: Nathalie Kalbach
  • Jan 03: Andrea Gomoll
  • Jan 04: Tania Ahmed
  • Jan 04: Gelli Arts Giveaway!
  • Jan 05: Danielle Donaldson
  • Jan 06: Sandra Evertson
  • Jan 07: Birgit Koopsen
  • Jan 08: Linda Brun
  • Jan 09: Jenny and Aaron Holiday
  • Jan 10: Gina Lee Kim
  • Jan 11: Mary Beth Shaw
  • Jan 11: StencilGirl Giveaway!
  • Jan 12: Mystele Kirkeeng
  • Jan 13: Julie Fei-Fan Balzer
  • Jan 14: Finnabair
  • Jan 15: Rowan Sivyer
  • Jan 16: Marsha Valk
  • Jan 17: Autour de Mwa
  • Jan 18: Kae Pea
  • Jan 18: RubberMoon Giveaway
  • Jan 19: John Duval
  • Jan 20: Andrea Chebeleu
  • Jan 21: Rae Missigman
  • Jan 22: Carolyn Dube
  • Jan 23: Jen Crossley
  • Jan 24: Riikka Kovasin
  • Jan 25: Marlene Meijer-van Niekerk
  • Jan 25: ArtFoamies Giveaway!
  • Jan 26: Gwen Lafleur
  • Jan 27: Rachel Greig
  • Jan 28: Joe Rotella
  • Jan 29: Iris Fritschi-Cussens
  • Jan 30: Tina Walker
  • Jan 31: Dina Wakley
  • Feb 1: Wrap Up
  • Feb 14: Giveaway Winners!
There are 4 bulletins in this workshop: