Online Workshops

I spend much of the year traveling and teaching mixed media art workshops all across the globe. But I know that many of you, for many different reasons, are not always able to attend. But with my online workshops, I can bring my creative ideas to you. In your studio. In your home. In your pajamas. No matter where you live, what time you like to create, or how many times you want to watch. Read on to see which of the followings classes tempt you first!

ONE LAYER AWAY

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MINI BOOK MADNESS

Registration now open for the recording of this FB Live workshop first held in May 2020.

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MIXED MEDIA JOURNALING

Mixed Media Journaling is my newest online course created as part of Sketchbook Skool. This class includes segments from Kecia Deveney, Mary Beth Shaw, Nathalie Kalbach, and me! We take you on a journey through our personal process of creating journal pages. There are tips, techniques, supply suggestions, personal anecdotes, and so much more - including homework! I show you my process, step by step, of creating a two-page spead in my journal. There is a video with a page-by-page walk through of several of my journals. And there are six bonus short videos sharing quick tips.

As part of Sketchbook Skool, there is a community platform with a ton of interaction - with both the instructors and the other participants. You can share your work, connect with other journalers or simply read all the comments. You get lifetime access to the klass which means you can comfortably go at your own pace. Take a look at the teaser video below for a taste of what you will get. Then head over to the site to learn more about the workshop, see additional sample videos, and to register. 

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MIXED MEDIA LAYERS

This workshop consists of 6 video segments and takes you through the creation of one project using my signature, mixed media techniques. This class is sponsored by StencilGirl Studio -- but it is about so much more than stenciling. I share my secrets for creating dymanic, layered surfaces. I demonstrate technqiues for creating texture, offer tips on developing dimensional backgrounds, share my methods for adding the smallest of details to bring the largest effects, reveal the way in which I chose and use a focal image, offer strategies to to add the perfect finishing touches and focus on my belief that you are always only one layer away from magic. I share my favorite tools - and how to use them. Along the way I also highlight ways to create without thinking so you control the inner critic and let your inner artist fly free.

In total you will instantly get 115 minutes of instruction along with VERY detailed PDFs listing the supplies used as well as documenting and illustrating every step along the way. There is lifetime access allowing you to work at your own pace and revisit the class as often as needed. Check out the teaser video below and then head over here for more details, to watch sample videos, and to register.

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10 TECHNIQUES FOR PAINTING LAYERS IN MIXED MEDIA

In this 124-minute workshop video from 2017, I guide you through some of my favorite techniques for creating painted layers in mixed media art. Along with a student  by my side, I demonstrate the following 10 techniques: monoprinting, textured embossing, stamp effects, translucent layering, ombre effects, blackout effects, splatter techniques, brayer layer, subtractive painting, and subtractive splatter. Please note that this is a technique-based video rather than a project-based video. Each technique segment stands alone. This workshop is available for immediate download here on Artistsnetwork. Check out the teaser video below.

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10 TECHNIQUES FOR MIXED MEDIA ARTISTS

This 118-minute, technique heavy workshop from 2017 takes you step-by-step through 10 different approaches used in mixed media, both traditional and more innovative, including: gesso resist, heat embossing, collage, stamping, die cutting, photo altering, stenciling, fibre layering, color staining and debossing. Along with a student by my side, I demonstrate the way to easily use these techniques in 10 separate segments, Please note that this is a technique workshop and is not project-based. This workshop is available for immediate download here on Artistsnetwork. Check out the teaser video below.

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CARD PLAY

Based on my most popular class, 52 Card Pickup, this 96 minute workshop from 2016 helps you learn to create dynamic, mixed media layers while lossening up and creating without thinking. With a student by my side, I demonstrate how to turn a deck of cards into a year-long art journal. 52 cards equals journaling once a week for 52 weeks. You will learn, step-by-step, as series of mixed-media layering techniques involving gesso, paint, ink, stamping, stenciling, collaging, and more. Because you are working on the front and back of 52 cards, it is easier to have fun and let go. This workshop is available for immediate download here on Artistsnetwork. See the teaser video below.

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TOP 10 COLLAGE PRINCIPLES

Based on Collage Camp, my now retired live workshop, this 119 minute long video class from 2016 is geared toward furthering your ability to create cohesive collages and moving you forward if you feel stuck in any art medium. Along with a student who is by my side, we start by creating a reference manual complete with 10 small collages, each of which illustrates 1 of the 10 principles I discuss. Next you will learn a fun, layered painting technique to create a unique background for your collage. All the steps are then put together as we create a collage from start to finish. Finishing touches are reviewed to further enhance your artwork. This workshop is available for immediate download here on Artistsnetwork. Check out the teaser video below.

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PHOTO PLAY

This 91 minute workshop from 2016 is based on my live, but now retired class Photo Op. It is all about photo alteration by hand. This class first introduces you to a series of subtractive techniques to prepare the surface of your photograph and/or add texture and pattern to the image. This is followed by demonstrations of additive techniques, where we hand-color our photos using watercolor paintsm, dye inks, and water-based pens and markers. The focus then shifts to integrating these photos into your art. After an introduction in how to create and alter die cuts, we put it all together by creating a dimensional and layered journal page where your photo is the star. A student is by my side for this interactive workshop. Download it here on Artistsnetwork and see the teaser video below.

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THE ALTERED BOOK

In this 95-minute workshop recorded in 2016, you will learn what has become my signature book binding technique. Using a old book covers and cardstock, I demonstrate a simple, no-sew binding that allows you to bind single sheets into what appears to be a traditonal bound book. You will see how to make a binding bar and create mutiple interactive pages with doors, windows, flaps and more. We then turn to pages and I will show you a paper quilting technique to add a dynamic and complex background to each page. Finally, the addition of dimensional objects to your cover is reviewed. A student follows along in the process. This class is suitable for both those of you who have never made a book and also for seasoned book artists. The class is available for immediate download here on Artistsnetwork. See the teaser video below.