Thanks for visiting my website and online shop. I am currently on an art adventure in the Pacific Northwest. You can head to my Facebook Profile, Facebook Business Page or Instagram Stories to follow along. Please note that the shop will remain open for your orders but items will not ship until approximately November 19. If you would rather wait for my return before placing your order, please email me at and I can let you know the moment when shipping resumes.

Thank you, Seth


Workshop Schedule 


2019 - 2020



Spend a few hours, a day, or a week together with me - learning, sharing, creating. There is nothing quite like the feeling of being in a room full of artists making magic. 



The sense of possibility, the spirit of community, and the curiosity to learn, all combine to lead to moments you will always remember.



The all my remaining workshops for 2019 below. 2020 class information is currently being added as available. Many more 2020 workshops will be added soon. If you have any specific questions or would like spaces held for workshops that are not yet open for registration, please do not hesitate to email me. Links will take you to either the venue's general website or the workshop registration page. 


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November 15 - Clipper Street Scrapbook Company - Langely, BC Canada

--50 Ways to Leave Your Layer - workshop full 


November 16 - Clipper Street Scrapbook Company - Langely, BC Canada

--Embossing Alchemy - Registration Open


November 17 - Clipper Street Scrapbook Company - Langely, BC Canada

--Joker's Wild - Registration Open


November 23-24 - Everything Scrapbook & Stamp - Lake Worth, FL

--Bento Box - Registration Open




December 7 - Pratt Institute- New York, NY

--Mixed Media Surface Design - registration open (type course title in search box)






January 16 - Creativation - Phoenix, AZ  (open only to members of The Association for Creative Industries - AFCI)

--Paperartsy Designer Duo: Vintage Chic co-taught with Sara Naumann - Registration open


January 17 - Creativation - Phoenix, AZ  (open only to members of The Association for Creative Industries - AFCI)

--Mixed Media Alchemy - Registration open




February 21-23 - The Queen's Ink - Savage, Maryland

-- Studio Sessions - workshop full 


February 28 - Stamplistic - Amherst, Ohio

--Save the Date


February 29 - Stamplistic - Amherst, Ohio

--Save the Date




March 1 - Stamplistic - Amherst, Ohio

--Save the Date


March 15-21 - Mabel Dodge Luhan House - Taos, NM

--Case of Curiosities - art retreat co-taught with Roxanne Evans Stout

--Registration Open: 2 seats left

--Email Seth Apter at for details




April 2-3 - Handmade at Helen's - Dumfries, Scotland

--Bento Box - Registration Open


April 5-6 - Amelia's Creative Crafts - Studley, England

--Bento Box - Registration Open


April 18-19 - Country View Crafts - Sandy, England

--Bento Box - workshop full 




May 8 - Scrap Addicts - Edmonton, Alberta Canada

--Save the Date


May 9 - Scrap Addicts - Edmonton, Alberta Canada

--Save the Date


May 10 - Scrap Addicts - Edmonton, Alberta Canada

--Save the Date


May 15-17 - Shake Rag Alley - Mineral Point, WI

--Bento Box - Registration opens December 1


May 31-June 6 - Port Townsend School of the Arts - Port Townsend, WA

--Studio Sessions - art retreat sponsored by The Pacific Northwest Art School

--Registration Open




June 14-20 - Mabel Dodge Luhan House - Taos, NM

--Case of Curiosities - art retreat co-taught with Roxanne Evans Stout

--Retreat Full: Email Seth Apter at to be added to waitlist




July 24-26 - Ephemera Paducah - Paducah, KY

--Studio Sessions - Registration Open - - seats are limited




August 16-22 - Hudson River Valley Art Workshops - Greenville, NY

--Bento Box - 5-day retreat with day student option

--Registration open




September 22-28 - Fibre Arts Australia - Ballarat, Victoria Australia

--Bento Box - 5-day retreat - Registration Open


September 29-October 5 - Fibre Arts Australia - Toowoomba, Queensland Australia

--Bento Box - 5-day retreat - Registration Open






November 13-15 - The Studio of Annie Hooten - Albuquerque, NM

--At the Improv: a 3-day collaborative workshop with Mary Beth Shaw

--Save the Date - Email Seth Apter at to be added to interest list






Joker's Wild  - one-day workshop

Join me for a day filled with creative adventure and abandon. This one-day workshop is the sequel to 52 Card Pickup - only bigger, better and badder. We will be using flash cards to create a large art deck and a pocket case for storage. The focus of this class is to create without thinking and to learn to let go. All the approaches in this technique-heavy workshop will help free you from artistic constraints and can be easily applied to your own personal work in your studio. Working in layers, we will be developing dynamic surfaces that call out to be seen and touched. Raise your art-game ante and join me for this fast-paced and fun class.


Too Cool for Spool - one-day workshop

Using wooden, sewing spools as a base, you will paint, ink, stamp, mark make, stitch and ultimately wind your way to mixed media mayhem! This workshop will focus on surface design, with an emphasis on creating loosely and without overthinking. Class begins by hand-stitching together your choice of paper and fabric to create long strands to work over. Following this, learn mixed media technqiues as you create and apply a unique design, filled edge-to-edge and end-to-end with your favorite colors, personal symbols, and both hand-drawn and stamped marks. Students will each complete muiltple spools, allowing for many different display options - both free-standing and hung. Spools will be provided but you are asked to bring your own paper, fabric and thread to further personalize your creation.


Embossing Alchemy  - one-day workshop

Alchemy is a seemingly magical process of transformation, creation or combination. And in this workshop, you will be making magic using embossing powders. Our day will be split into two parts. In part 1, you will be introduced to a series of non-traditional technqiues using EPs. You will have the chance to make embossed skins, dimensional elements,. faux wax seals, translucent paper, and much more. Many of these stand-alone elements will leave with you to use in future projects. Others will be used in Part 2, where every participant will make magic while creating a layered and textured artwork where embossing powder is the star.


50 Ways to Leave Your Layer - one-day workshop

Okay. Maybe not 50. But a lot. In this workshop, you will be putting your paint playlist on repeat as we go through a series of paint layerinmg techniques that you can apply to all your creative projects. Everybody will be provided with a journal to work in that we will fill up, page by page, with layered backgrounds. Additive and subtractive paint techniques, properties of acrylic paint, mark making, application strategies, and much more will be included. In the end, you will leave with a new journal that you can keep as a technique reference manual or continue to work in to complete your journal pages in your own personal style.


52 Card Pickup – one-day workshop

A deck...52 cards. A year…52 weeks. Make the most of this synchronicity by creating a one-of-a-kind, mixed media journal that you can use to document a year in your life, week by week. In this workshop we will start by taking an ordinary deck of playing cards and, by using paint and paper, end up with a unique and personal journal small in size but large in impact. Press play when you enter the room because the techniques in this workshop are all about letting go, creating without thinking, and allowing your inner-artist to emerge. Along the way you will learn the secrets of layered backgrounds, the basics of collage composition, and tricks of the trade to literally tie it all together. In this class, you will always be dealt a winning hand.


Get Baked!  - one-day workshop

Get Baked! This ain't your grandma's embossing powders. Everything old is new again and that referes to art and crafts products too. In this full day workshop, we will be bringing EP into the 21st century. Using my collection of Baked Texture embossing powders from Emerald Creek, we will start by discussing the properties of EPs and reviewing traditional uses, such as stamping. Then we turn to the future and work with new ways to use this product. Examples include faux encaustics, custom blending and layering. We also cover cold applications and alternatives to embossing pads. Of course there will be art and you will create layered, textural and dimensional artworks, Baked Texture style. 


Bento Box - two, three, four or five-day workshop

Hungry for creativity? Build your own Bento Box filled with art in this technique-heavy workshop. We will be making a series of small-sized projects, each of which will nest inside its own container - for example, tins, boxes, bags, etc. Each of these will in turn be placed and housed inside one larger box, creating a very special treasure chest. Techniques will include acrylic painting, collaging, book binding, hand stitching, mark making, heat embossing, mixed media layering, stamping, assemblage, and more. Your unique art pieces will include some combination of handmade books, paintings, collages, assemblages, scrolls, wraps, shrines, spools, and more. We will also focus on surface alterimg techniques for your containers. Part of each day will revolve around focused and detailed demonstrations and instructions . Other periods will allow you to get into the zone without interruption. A significant amount of one-to-one creative mentoring will also be included during which time feedback will be provided. At workshop's end, we will take the time for a show-and-tell so you can see the work of your fellow attendees. 


Studio Sessions - three, four or five-day workshop

A different type of workshop experience. For the artist who...wants something different than the traditional follow-the-leader, step-by-step instruction; is looking to shake up their creative practice and find a new direction; wants to be pushed in a safe and supportive environment; thrives when working alongside other creative individuals; and wants to further develop their creative talent, artistic voice, and art practice.

I will be your guide, offering ongoing demonstrations using the materials (paint, ink, texture mediums, paper, fabric, etc.) and processes (surface design, layering, texturizing, mark making, etc.) that together form the basis of mixed media art. Time will be set aside for discussions about both process (loosening up, getting started, making commercial products your own, etc.) and practice (getting serious, finding your artistic voice, studio habits, etc.) - as ell as open Q&A to discuss the creative issues that are most important to you. One-on-one direction, feedback, and support will be offered throughout the workshop. The artwork to be created and the supply list for this workshop are as non-traditional as the workshop itself. See details on the sites of the venues hosting.