"THANK YOU for such a great workshop on Saturday. I have felt “blocked” for so many years when it comes to journaling, and now feel as if I’ve “broken through” those feelings! Just putting something down on those pages gets me completely energized and I can’t stop! What a gift you have and thank you for sharing it". ~ Ann G. (after Art Student League of Denver workshop)
"Do you ever leave a workshop breathless and wonder if you gave sufficient thanks to the instructor? You are magic! Thanks for being my lightening rod and the essence of positive spiritual potential that will take my art journey to a new place. On your worst days, remember this, you have a remarkable gift to inspire and to teach by example. God is smiling on your creation. " ~ KW after Crested Butte workshop
One Day Workshops:
My workshop schedule changes regularly; classes are added every quarter. Private and semi-private workshops are available. Please use the Contact Page to sign up for my quarterly workshop update or email me if you would like to discuss setting up a workshop in your city!
Recently taught classes: Healing Pages: Journaling for Joy and Balance, Creating a Flat Hinge Spine Journal, Mono Print Play Time, Simple Sketch, Intro to Art Journaling, Intro to Collage and Mixed Media I rotate the workshops in a not-so-organized way, check back every few months for a class you might be interested in if it is not currently listed below.
Travel Journals Friday, March 9 (9-1) Art Student League of Denver 200 Grant Link here for registration information Do you have travel plans in the coming year? Are you itching to capture the adventures in a mixed media, visual manner? This workshop will give you loads of techniques for creating a mixed media art journal that will become your most meaningful souvenir. We will play with page preparation techniques and simplifying the collage processes as well as packing tips for a wonderful trip. No experience in collage, sketching or journaling necessary; this class takes the no-fail approach! (ASLD handles their own registration, please use the link above.)
Intro to Collage and Mixed Media Friday, March 24 (revised date) (9-1) Art Student League of Denver 200 Grant, DenverLink here for registration information Do you love richly textured surfaces? Are you drawn to layers of materials and layers of meaning? Do your eyes cross when you try to figure out which gel or medium to use for mixed media? This workshop will walk you through the process of creating collages using a wide variety of materials. Students will be introduced to a few of the most popular mixed media tools and techniques in a relaxing, no-fail atmosphere. (ASLD handles their own registration, please use the link above.)
July in Crested Butte Join me in this gorgeous mountain valley for classes that explore nature as our muse. Classes listed here are sponsored by the Crested Butte Wildflower Festival. They handle all the registration so please use this link to sign up (likely ready for general registration by March 1, 2018).
July 6 Simple Sketch: Floral Inspirations Find permission, joy and simple sketch techniques in this series as you explore your unique creative mark-making. We will be meeting in Rainbow Park then heading off to a different location each Friday. Classes may be taken separately or as a series. July 7 Joyful Pages: Intro to Art Journaling We will explore the techniques of art journaling using my book, Joyful Pages (each student will receive a copy). Spray, stamp and rip - all ways to play with your pages with a no-fail attitude. July 10 Carve, Stamp and Spray Let's carve some stamps! We will carve a variety of materials then use the stamps on some simple folded book forms. July 11 Travel Journaling Capture your adventures using basic (& surprising) techniques, no experience necessary! July 13 Simple Sketch: Mountain Vistas(see above; this class is part of the Simple Sketch series but may be taken alone) July 14-15 (2 day art immersion) Creative Pages: Fold, Sew, Embellish Spend 2 days in a creative space learning various hand-made book forms. No experience necessary; we will play with a variety of techniques and students will leave with a few delightful and meaningful books. July 20 Simple Sketch: Trees and Clouds(see above; this class is part of the Simple Sketch series but may be taken alone) July 27 Simple Sketch: Architecture(see above; this class is part of the Simple Sketch series but may be taken alone)
July 28Joyful Pages Art Journaling I am excited to be teaching this workshop at the Gunnison Fine Art Center! 10-2 registration link will be added, please check back Aug. 11Playful Hand Lettering, Crested Butte Center for the Arts, 10-1 registration link will be provided
Sept. 28-29Luscious Layers in 3-D; mixed media adventure Carol Ann Waugh and I are co-teaching this 2 day workshop in Denver. Please link here for details and registration info.
Multiple Day Art Retreats & Workshops: Adventure Journaling on the Road!
Luscious Layers in 3-D Sept. 28-29 Washington Park United Methodist Church (1955 E. Arizona, Denver, 80210) Take your Mixed Media Adventures into new frontiers as we explore surface designs with fiber art, acrylic products and paint. Please link here for registration information and details about the class: www.mixedmediaadventures.com/classes.html
Itching to wake up to the view of the Mediterranean Sea? Want to gaze at the most magnificent architecture by Gaudi and others? Join me on the Sketching Spain trip! Oct. 8-13 that includes 3 nights along the Costa Brava and 3 nights in Barcelona. Check out the amazing itinerary and find an FAQ to answer any questions on the Spain page of this web site. We are currently sold out; please let me know if you'd like to be placed on the waiting list.