"Thank you so much for such a delightful experience in your Collage and Coladas workshop yesterday. You are an extraordinary teacher, and the way you see something beautiful and creative in everyone's work is a real inspiration. I haven't enjoyed making art in over 40 years, until your workshop. It was a moving experience to see how you brought out the creativity in each of us." ~ Jason B. (after Crested Butte collage workshop)
"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
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: 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, Travel Journaling 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.
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I am thrilled to return to Crested Butte and Gunnison Colorado for another summer of sketching & mixed media exploration in a magical location! I hope you will consider joining me: The Crested Butte Annual Wildflower Festival will be held July 5 - 14, 2019 Link here to get information directly from their web site and to register for classes they are offering. For more information about each class (including registration) click the links in parenthesis which indicates who is offering the class. The classes I am running have Paypal buttons below the description. Confused? Email me! 7/5 9-12) Simple Sketch, Floral Inspirations (Wildflower Festival) 7/7 (4-6) Spray, Splash & Collagepart of the Cocktail series (Wildflower Festival) 7/9 (9-3) Unleashed! Cultivating Creativity & Intuition with Horses and Art Journaling(sold out) 7/12 (9-12) Simple Sketch, Clouds & Skies (Wildflower Festival) 7/13 (9-12) & 7/14 (9-3) 2 Day Immersion: Eco Dying and Simple Book Making Using Natural Materials (Wildflower Festival) 7/19 (9-12) Simple Sketch, Local Animals (Wildflower Festival) 7/24 (9-12) Nature + Art Journaling (CB Center for the Arts) 7/26 (9-12) Simple Sketch, Crested Butte Alleys (Wildflower Festival) 7/31 (10-1) Hand Lettering (CB Center for the Arts) 8/6 (4 -6) Spray & Splash: Collage (CB Center for the Arts) 8/3 (10-1) Travel Journaling (Gunnison Arts Center) Register for the following classes by using the button provided: 8/9 & 10 (9-3 both days) Sketching for Travels; explore, record and create a travel journal using Crested Butte as our muse. (Sold out, waiting list available) Would you like to take your sketching on the road? This 2 day, intensive workshop will use the magnificent Crested Butte area as our muse. Learn how to approach a travel journal as we take field trips to numerous locations and try out the Simple Sketch approach. If you love to sketch and want time to go a bit deeper this 2 day, intensive workshop is for you! A tiny bit (or more) of experience is important as this is not a class for complete beginners. (Any of the Simple Sketch classes offered in July, or other experience, will be fine!). I emphasize a loose approach and finding your own voice. We will talk about the goals of our sketching and how that might inspire our unique travel journals. Fee of $310 is payable using the "buy now" button below and is non-refundable. Class size will be limited so everyone can receive lots of individual help. Students will be asked to bring their own sketchbooks and will be sent a short supply list (or they may borrow a sketch/travel kit). If you are coming in from out of town I would be happy to suggest lodging options. Food and transportation is not included in the fee. Email me with any questions! Sold out, waiting list available
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~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9/5 -7Un-Leashed! Experience the magic of horses and the power of artistic expression scroll down (below the 4 small pictures) to read about this amazing workshop!!
Experience the magic of horses and the power of artistic expression Have you been looking for a deeper connection to your true self and your creative spirit? Are you wondering how to tap into a playful yet meaningful approach to your personal expression and creativity? We invite you to join us for a special 3 day retreat that combines a unique equine experience with art journaling & collage. Slow down, drop away from the endless buzz of daily life, connect with a deeper part of yourself, and experience the magic and majesty of a herd of horses in a breathtaking mountain setting. Reflect on and integrate the experience by creating your own handmade journal with collage, intuitive color work and writing. This workshop is for anyone who is curious; no experience with horses nor art journaling required. There won’t be any horseback riding; just being near these magnificent beings will inspire. Working in a playful way with a mountain of art materials will open doors to non-judgmental art expression. Our journal writing will help process the experience. It will be a magical time that offers quiet reflection where deep wisdom may emerge as well as lots of time to connect with the community in playful expression. $475 covers all the materials plus a welcome cocktail party on Thursday. Register before May 1 and enjoy early bird pricing of $450 ~ sold out ~ Please jump on our waiting list; we will notify you by mid July about availability
Details: The workshop will be hosted at a beautiful ranch just a few miles south of the town of Crested Butte, CO. All materials and beverages will be provided, students will be asked to bring their lunches. please note: transportation, lodging and meals are not included. Schedule:Sept. 5 – 7, 2019 Thursday, 3:00pm – 6:00 pm (includes a welcome cocktail party with light bites) Friday 10am – 3:00pm Saturday, 10am – 4:00pm Bios: Sumaya Abuhaidar is a personal coach and equine-guided educator in Crested Butte, CO. She brings together her passion for education and her deep connection to horses by helping people experience the transformative power of the equine-human connection. Learn more about Sumaya and equine coaching at www.equineinsights.org. Judith Cassel-Mamet is an artist and educator and has been teaching mixed media classes (art journaling, travel journaling, collage) for many years. She is passionate about providing a supportive environment for folks to explore personal self-expression thru mark making and hand-made books. She is the author of Joyful Pages: Adventures in Art Journaling. Fees: To reserve your spot, please submit your non refundable, full payment of $475 using the Paypal button (below). Take advantage of the early bird pricing and save $25 by submitting your payment before May 1. Students traveling from out of town might wish to consider purchasing travel insurance as payment is non refundable. We expect this workshop to fill quickly; once we reach our max we will take a waiting list. Additional info: The town of Crested Butte is about a 4.5 hour drive from Denver and is serviced by a few airlines flying into either Gunnison or Montrose, Colorado. There are many lodging options in both Crested Butte and Mount Crested Butte. Search through your favorite travel booking site or the Chamber of Commerce. We would also be happy to pass along our lodging recommendations. The workshop will be held in a beautiful valley which sits about 7,000 feet in altitude. While this is not an issue for most folks it is important to note if you are coming from sea level. We would be happy to pass along tips for dealing with altitude and we recommend consulting your physician with any questions. Once you reserve your spot, you will receive details about the ranch and logistics for the workshop. All art materials will be provided. All experience levels are welcome. We will be walking on rocky terrain and our workshop space is up a flight of stairs. We are sorry not to be able to offer accessibility options. The workshop is sold out; contact me if you wish get on the waitlist.
Submitting the full amount registers you for this retreat. All fees are non-refundable. The price for the retreat is $450 until May 1 when it will increase to $475. Thanks so much for joining us for this amazing experience!
Sketching Spain, 2019 Itching to wake up to the view of the Mediterranean Sea? Want to gaze at the most magnificent architecture by Gaudi and others? We only have 2 spots left for our 2019 trip to Barcelona and the Costa Brava (Seville trip is sold out). For details and a full itinerary link here. No experience in sketching or travel journaling necessary! The group of 10 students allows for plenty of individual instruction; it is a fantastic way to see a gorgeous area. We wander & sketch as travelers, not tourists.