Here you will find a my current class schedule. You can also request for me to teach in your area! Do you have a shop, studio or know of someone who does? Contact me and we'll get a special class set up just for you and your group!
NEW! Online Workshop
I am so excited to announce my online workshop, Luscious Layered Portraits is now self-paced! All lessons and materials are available immediately upon sign-up!
Art Unraveled Phoenix
July 30-August 6, 2019
Join me in my hometown for an exciting week filled with mixed media workshops, an artful shopping extravaganza, like-minded artsy folks and more! Register today!
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!
Art Adventure @ Shake Rag Alley
August 22-25, 2019
Join me at Shake Rag Alley in Mineral Point, WI for an art-filled weekend of workshops, meet-ups, a marketplace and more! Registration is open NOW!
Friday, August 23, 2019
Creating faces we like can be a challenge for many. But fear not! I have a very simple, step-by-step solution to making fabulous faces you are sure to be proud of! Whether you are a beginner or have a little experience drawing faces, this workshop is for you! We will first focus on learning the proportions of realistic faces and then, from there, learn how to create stylized, or more dramatic and unique faces with character and life in their eyes. I’ll show you several tricks that make creating faces a joy in your art journal, as well as how to give the face some realistic shading and highlights that add depth and character. We’ll work with all my favorite art supplies and techniques including: oil pastel and watercolor/spray resists, stencils, stamps, collage, and tools to create texture, colorful DIY collage paper, adding texture with modeling paste, oil paint sticks for shading and highlighting.
DIY Art Supplies
Saturday, August 24, 2019
Who says you need expensive tools and supplies to make great art and have fun? In this class, I’ll show you all my artist tricks on how I save money creating my own stamps, stencils, texture tools, alcohol inks, and more! Creating your own tools not only saves money, but more importantly, it is integral to your own unique journey as an artist! Whether you’ve been at this for years or are just starting out, making your own tools means making your own marks and finding your own unique voice. Make stencils, stamps, and texture tools that are unique to YOU. The second half of class will include a chance to play in our art journals with our new stencils, stamps, and tools! We'll create our own unique collage papers and I’ll show you how to make some fun, vibrant pages and how to layer and work with your new goodies!
Abstract Journal Bliss
Sunday, August 25, 2019
Let’s spend the day immersed in our art journals learning how to create luscious, layered, textured, colorful abstracts! We’ll start off by creating our own unique collage paper, using a variety of mixed-media art materials and techniques. This will give us a chance to learn how to combine colors and textures and to create pieces to use later in our journals. It’s also a way to practice with the materials and techniques such as: gelli printing, texture plate rubbings, watercolor and oil pastel resists, layering spray inks, adding paint pen marks, drips and splatters. We’ll move to our journal pages where we’ll build layers of oil pastels, acrylic paint, spray inks, and more. Then we’ll add bits of our special collage paper plus play with a variety of paper from our own personal stash as well as my favorite papers: vintage ledger, music and book pages, patterned paper, handmade paper, patterned tissue paper – just to name a few!
Art & Soul Ocean City, MD
October 6-10, 2019
Join me in Art & Soul’s NEWEST location, Ocean City, MD at the Princess Royale Oceanfront Resort for a week of mixed media art classes and more! Registration now OPEN!
DIY Art Supplies
Monday eve, October 7, 2019
Who says you need expensive tools and supplies to make great art and have fun? In this class, I’ll show you all my artist tricks on how I save money creating my own stamps, stencils, texture tools, alcohol inks and more! Creating your own tools not only saves money, but, more importantly, it is integral to your own unique journey as an artist! Even if you’ve been at this for years or are just starting out, making your own tools means making your own marks and finding your own unique voice! Break the mold! Make stencils, stamps, and texture tools that are unique to YOU. The second half of class will include a chance to play in our art journals with our new stencils, stamps & tools! I’ll show you how to create some fun, vibrant pages and how to layer and work with your new goodies!
Tuesday eve, October 8, 2019
Feeling stuck, in a creative rut, or need a little "boost" to help get your creativity going? Maybe you just need some time to relax, learn new techniques and breath life into your journals or other art projects? This workshop is great for all levels and anyone who'd like to get a little messy & explore new media in their art journals (and beyond! These techniques work great on canvas, too!) . We'll drip, rip, collage, scrape, splatter, spray, smudge & smear using the gelli plate, stencils, spray ink, oil pastels, acrylic paints & inks to create a variety of textures, backgrounds and also cover a few simple concepts such as color, contrast & balance to create some dynamic pages!
Face Your Fears
Wednesday, October 9, 2019
Drawing faces--you either love it or you hate it! I'm here to show you how to LOVE it! I can show you how to create easy, simple, lovely faces in just a few steps. I have LOTS of tricks to help you create faces that you'll be proud of and want to create again and again. We'll start in our art journals, practicing face proportions and we'll also create gorgeous collage paper to add to our portraits.
Beeswax Bird Journal
Thursday, October 10, 2019
It's the best of both worlds: beeswax collage and book making! We'll explore how to create a dimensional, layered & textured beeswax collage canvas cover using a variety of techniques & media. We'll build up the collage with color, ephemera & lightweight collage items using beeswax to adhere our items, create texture & seal the cover artwork. Then we'll bind our journal using watercolor paper, recycled silk sari ribbon & textured paper using an easy, new-sew technique.