Classes and Workshops

Quinn’s In-Person & Online Classes (By Date.)

To register, follow red instructions or link under each class.


Monsoon Papers: Ink, Water, Words

(same class as above, but in Colorado in July!)

FolderInsideYou’ll create two sheets of Monsoon Papers, then use them to build an accordion folder or a stitched pamphlet (your choice) of pockets, fold-outs, faux stitching, and scraps of wisdom—small designed pieces of paper on which you’ll write favorite quotes–and tuck into place. You can also add quotes directly on the folder or flaps. At the end of the day you will have a journal packed with quotes and cleverly designed, tucked-away notes!

When: July 19, 2014

Time: 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Blue Twig Studio Classes   5039 N. Academy Blvd. Colorado Spring, CO 80918

Register: At Blue Twig Shop website or call 719-266-1866.

Blue Twig Studio will send you a supply list. If you do not receive one, please contact me at QuinnCreative AT Yahoo DOT com


Easy Does It— Tag Journal 


When:  August 9 (Saturday) 2014

Time: 9 am-4 pm

Where: Frenzy Stamper, 7064 E 5th Ave, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

To register: Call Frenzy Stamper (480) 946-0007

Supply list: You can bring all your materials, or shop at Frenzy Stamper the day of class. Frenzy Stamper offers a discount of 15% on most items on class day.

In addition to a basic kit (scissors or craft knife, ruler, glue, small cutting mat, pencil, eraser,) you’ll need:

  • Shipping tags, about 20, size #8. (6-1/2″ x 3-1/8″) No wires or strings
  • Inexpensive brushes, one small (#4), one about 1/2-inch wide. Not foam.
  • Colorful paper, ephemera, photographs
  • White glue or matte medium
  • Small bottles of acrylic paint, three coordinated colors
  • Black or brown Pitt pen (M or F) or Micron (05)


Description: Shipping tags make wonderful journals. You can paint, draw, collage, write or stencil on them. They are portable and easy to use. You can work different techniques at the same time. You can write on one side and draw on the other.

You’ll learn different techniques for decorating the tags–paint, ink, collage, and different design methods–grid, open, full coverage. Quinn will bring quotes, or you can freewrite to your heart’s content.

We’ll discuss different binding methods, then choose a way you love most.

The size we are using make wonderful postcards, too. After making a number of tags, we’ll arrange a postcard swap among the people in the class.


Instructor: Quinn McDonald is an outsider artist who specializes in collage and words. She is a certified creativity coach and the author of two books: Raw Art Journaling and The Inner Hero Creative Art Journal, both published by North Light Books.