Many brushes in paints on multicolor wooden background

I have been having so much fun teaching workshops in the last couple of years that I have decided to share the fun!

Be watching here for an ever growing list of workshop options for you to host in your own home, business, or church!

I have been having a blast making some fun workshop adventures for the artsy, or even the not so artsy, at heart.  I am getting more and more requests from people wanting to host a workshop in their own home, (or church, or business…). So I thought I would officially spell out the “Home Party Plan”. (This applies to my local central Kansas area.  If travel is required we will iron out the details!)

For my part, I bring all the supplies needed, prep all the examples, teaching materials, goody bags, etc.  In all my workshops I have five main goals for my participants:

  • learn a new technique
  • experience new tools and mediums
  • discover your inner artist
  • create a finished piece to take home
  • HAVE LOADS OF FUN!

The individual hosting the workshop is responsible to provide the place for it to happen, advertise the event, register at least five participants (besides themselves), collect fees, and provide any optional snacks or refreshments.

The hostess will receive their own workshop participation at no charge!

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The hostess chooses which workshop she would like to host from this list. When possible, I try to taylor the workshop to specific interests, holidays, etc.  For example at a late January 52 card pickup class, we used a Valentine theme and created cards that could be used as Valentines. At another 52 card pickup workshop, we used a “blessings” theme to create cards that could be left random places for others to find and be blessed by.

Available Workshops:

52 Card Pickup

In this workshop each participant paints, pastes, stencils and stamps a full deck of playing cards to create 52 Artist Trading Cards. It works out perfectly that there are 52 weeks in a year, so there are all kinds of options for fun themes with these. {Click here to learn more!}

Pass the Art, Please… MUSICAL EASELS ….collaborative canvas or page

This is a super fun way to do an art journal page, or mixed media canvas. At each step of the way you pass your piece to the next person to work on until the timer goes off again. By the end, you end up with your own original piece and have everyone’s contribution. Very fun to see the direction these go! with these. {Click here to learn more!}

Junk Journal

I have done this class for teens and adults alike. It is a great way to make use of the loads of junk mail we get daily. Instead of simply recycling, why not repurpose into a fun art journal? In the workshop I show you how to piece pages together, we learn about signatures, and do a very simple binding technique. We also cover how to use a junk journal. with these. {Click here to learn more!}

Citra Solv Art Papers Level 1 and 2

Two sessions covering the basic process of altering National Geographic pages with Citra Solv concentrated cleaner, and then how to further alter those pages and use them in mixed media artwork. This is my most popular class, and a fascinating technique! with these. {Click here to learn more!}

KIDS PAINT and COUPLES PAINT

These are no fail projects so kids, and those special someones, will come out feeling successful! Endless possibilities here! This could be a great birthday party, couples shower, graduation gift, ….. with these. {Click here to learn more!}

Reverse Painting

A cool technique where the background becomes your foreground. with these. {Click here to learn more!}

Art Journal 101

Getting started in an art journal. The benefits, the most needed materials, and the process. Includes examples, prompts, and lots of encouragement! with these. {Click here to learn more!}

JUST TRY AND RESIST!

Learn all kinds of ways to incorporate resists into you journals and artwork using a variety of mediums. with these. {Click here to learn more!}

LETTERING

In this class you learn how to embellish your own hand writing to develop your own lettering style as well as tips and tricks on spacing, media, and more. with these. {Click here to learn more!}

STAMP CARVING

I love using hand carved stamps in my artwork. In this class I introduce you to the choices of products and tools as well as the cheapest alternatives. We cover basic techniques like transferring your pattern to the stamp, or making repeating stamps. You will have some hand carved stamps to take home and use in your own artwork, on cards, or in your art journal! with these. {Click here to learn more!}

LEATHER PAINTING

Here I will show you all the tips from my experience in painted leather purses, shoes, wallets, etc. Bring your own item to paint, or make it a cuff painting and metal stamping class! with these. {Click here to learn more!}

MIXED MEDIA ON THE CHEAP!

This class goes over ways to keep the costs of mixed media supplies to a minimum. We cover making and “finding” stencils and stamps, shopping for supplies at dollar stores, and when it is better not to cut corners. We will also spend some time making supplies to take home! with these. {Click here to learn more!}

Focus on the Negatives

A workshop exploring the possibilities of my own techniques of reverse painting. A 11 x 14 canvas board project will be completed. {Click here to learn more!}

Making Cuff Bracelts

Leather painting, rivet and snap setting, and metal stamping are a few of the skills that will be learned in this workshop. You will have the opportunity to complete two leather cuffs. {Click here to learn more!}

Painting with Paper

A hands on workshop to learn techniques for using paper to create painterly collages. {Click here to learn more!}

Paying Tribute

Participants will be provided with a canvas on which to pay tribute to a loved one and preserve their memories. In doing so, mixed media techniques and products for layering, aging, and distressing will be used, as well as including dimensional keepsake or representational items. {Click here to learn more!}

Print Making

The opportunity to experiment with a variety of easy and inexpensive ways to create beautiful printed papers to frame or to use in your mixed media art, in card making, scrapbooking, and more! {Click here to learn more!}

Stencil Magic

There are so many more possibilities for using stencils than you have ever imagined! In this hands on workshop we will explore using stencils in layers, with resists, texture, reduction, and in combination with masks. {Click here to learn more!}

Watercolor in the Mix

Learn how to use watercolor with other media in your artwork. We will cover resists, and how watercolors react with various mediums. In this workshop, you will have the opportunity to try different brands and forms of watercolors and some of the advantages of each in mixed media. {Click here to learn more!}