I'm Teaching at Art Unraveled 2019!

Art Unravelled 2019

I’m so excited to announce that I’ll be teaching in my hometown for the second year in a row at the marvelous Art Unraveled in Phoenix, AZ July 30-August 6, 2019! Join me and an amazing line-up of talented instructors for a week long adventure in mixed media art workshops, artful events, an artist shopping extravaganza, and more! Take a workshop every day for a week, or just take one or two—it’s up to you! Events are open to all registered students no matter how many classes you sign up for. It’s always a lot of fun to be surrounded by like-minded, artsy folk and share in our mutual love of all things mixed media! I’ll be teaching two fabulous workshops this year: Collage Paper Play, and Art Journal Jam! Read about the details below or head over to the Art Unraveled website for more info and/or to sign up!

Collage Paper Play

Saturday, August 3, 2019

I love creating layered, colorful, complex collage paper to use in all of my mixed media projects! Collage paper, to me, is the foundation and the thread that holds my pieces together. Creating your own collage paper is a great way to get to know your style, color, and mark-making preferences. Because it is “only paper” we are also able to take more risks when creating these marvelous, mini masterpieces-in-disguise! We’ll use a variety of mixed media to create these, lovely, layered pages as we learn create visual texture and play with color, mark-making, and printmaking techniques. Then, we’ll create mixed media backgrounds in our art journals and build up collage layers to create unique, colorful, abstract works of art. We can further add to them using our favorite quotes or images which might include adding an inspirational quote, “word of the year”, a photo, collage or stenciled image.

Art Journal Jam

Monday, August 5, 2019

Creating in an art journal is fun, but making your own journal is even better! I'll show you how to create your own mixed media style canvas journal. We'll build on layers with acrylic paint, acrylic ink, spray ink, stencils & stamps for a dimensional & personal look. And we'll fill it with our own unique set of handmade collage papers and embellish with lace, ribbon, trim, etc. to make a truly gorgeous-yet-functional journal! I'll also get you started on some journal pages with my favorite background techniques, and prompts!