Summer is a wonderful time to take classes. Even with kids out of school, there are fewer stresses in life, and the urge to create is strong.
I’m teaching two classes this summer, and would like to see you at either one.
July 19, 2014. Blue Twig Studio, Colorado Springs.
Monsoon Papers: Ink, Water, Words.
You’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
August 9, 2014 Frenzy Stamper, Scottsdale, AZ
Easy Does It: The Shipping Tag Journal
Date: August 9 (Saturday) 2014
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: Frenzy Stamper. 7064 E 5th Ave, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
To register: Call Frenzy Stamper (480) 946-0007
Supply list: Frenzy Stamper will supply a list. Or, contact me at QuinnCreative AT yahoo DOT com
Description: Create a useful, flexible journal using shipping tags. How flexible? It can be a travel journal or mail art. Postcards or bookmarks. Create separate tags and then sort them by date, by color, by theme.
You’ll spend the morning learning techniques to use with the shipping tags–painting, collage, choosing a theme, using ephemera you have. Knowing what to keep and what to discard.
During the afternoon, you’ll make as many pages as you want. You’ll do some writing exercises and have fun creating new ways of exploring journaling.
You’ll create some mail art for yourself and for others, and when you leave, you’ll have learned a new way to journal that is so flexible, fun, and fast you will never be without shipping tags again!
––Quinn McDonald is an outsider artist and a certified creativity coach. She is teaching only two classes this summer, and would love to meet you at one of them.