Gather Your Memories into a Paper Quilt!

Create a uniquely personal art quilt with brilliant papers, elegant matte board and your favorite photographs and mementos. You’ll learn design techniques to layer your images creating depth and visual interest. The paper quilts are sized for easy framing and will adorn any room you choose!

Picture Yourself in Your Own Portrait

It’s one thing to have someone paint your portrait.  But that’s always done from the way that they see you.  In this class you’ll create your own!  You’ll learn the basics in portrait construction through the use of collage, acrylic paint and personal objects. Just bring a photo of yourself and personal items that you’ll want to incorporate.

Fly Your Own Flag!

Design your own no-sew fabric or paper banner combining colorful block printing techniques with your favorite images. See how you can transform simple line drawings into dynamic prints. You’ll create your banner design by printing your images multiple times in multiple ink colors. You’ll finish your flag with a hanging dowel and it’s ready to fly!

Best Things Should be Kept in Your Own Special Box.

Learn the ins and outs of creating a special box with a knob and feet. You’ll design and layer using brilliant papers and trims. Add your meaningful images in multiple dimensions to form what could be a family heirloom.

Bring The Flower Garden Inside!

Think about your favorite flower…is it a daisy?  A rose?  A dahlia?  A simple buttercup?  You’ll layer brilliant papers, acrylic paints and found objects as you create your blooming flower. Think about being able to enjoy it every day of the year!

A Mirror Reflects More than Beauty.

Start with a simple unfinished framed mirror and turn it into a masterpiece that will reflect not only your image, but who you truly are. You’ll learn how to combine brilliant papers, acrylic paints and found objects. Your story will unfold as the frame becomes covered with your favorite photos and mementos.

Painting on the Flip Side.

Learn the secrets of this ancient art as you paint on one side of a piece of Plexiglas and view it on the other. You’ll see how layering acrylic and glass paint creates depth and visual interest in your art work. Finish off your painting’s statement with fun colored glass embellishments. Friends will wonder how you created such magic!

Let’s Face It!

Some people call it trash.  I prefer to view it as a creative opportunity. Have you lost one of your favorite earrings and you’re wondering what to do with the other one?  Have you saved all of those cards that your friends have given you over the years?  Did you save the pieces from that favorite teacup that you dropped?  All of this can be turned into an amazing piece of “recycled art.”  Just bring the shoebox with all of those treasures and turn yourself loose.

Put A Bird On It!

Create and develop your “bird assemblage” by using collage and layering decorative cut paper and patterned cardboards. Then, embellish with 3 D found objects.  Your bird is ready to sing and hang on your wall.