This self-paced

workshop begins August 19th!

Using a vintage piece

of luggage as a canvas...

Both the inside and the outside of these traveling vessels are waiting for us to add our own story in layers of paint, fabric and ephemera.

A lovely part of this workshop is deciding what we will fill our luggage with: Letters? Linens?  Warm lap blankets? Sweaters? Fabrics? Art Supplies? Important papers?

Or maybe we will pack up a few pieces of clothing and take our beautifully transformed suitcase on a vintage escape...xo.








Stitching ourselves into each piece...

Denise layered stitched fabric

with a bit of vintage paper & lots of tiny details...






Color & Wonder...

Like Catie, you will yourself lost

in the magic of color & composition.




Handles!

Every part of our suitcase gets our attention. Holly found inspiration in an old paint brush & created a fabulous handle..





This workshop will feel like going on a treasure hunt...

It will be an escape into our own creativity and sense of pure play.

All of my workshops center on using what we have and looking at things from a different point of view.

I believe deeply that we have what we need inside us.

When I create a class, I am talking directly to YOU, as if you were sitting beside me.

What to look forward to:

*six plus hours of video.

*detailed pictures & instructions.

*so much inspiration.

*a deep feeling of connection as we work on a project.

*feeling as if you are right beside me in my studio.

*lots of mixed media tricks and ideas...(photo transfers, collage, storytelling, etc).

*ways to weave pieces of ourselves and our story in our transformed luggage.

*a zoom meeting on Saturday, August 27th at 5pm, EST, so you can ask any question in real time. This session will be recorded and will be become part of the class.

*a private chat group that will be connected to the class and is not a part of social media. You can share your work and comment with others in the workshop.xo.










Kind words for my workshops:

“This workshop was so much more than I expected. By a far margin. It reawakened my creative spirit and cracked open my long-guarded heart.”

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“It really felt like we were right there in your studio creating right along with you.”

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“Thank you for this wonderful and amazing class. You have truly inspired me andI have had so much fun along the way. I love the process and your teaching style.”

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 “Thank you so much for all the incredible inspiration. Your classes are life-changing, honestly.”

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“Ok…Dearest Colleen…I just finished one of the best classes I have ever taken (and I have taken almost 100!) so that is saying A lot!”




This workshop will feel like going on a treasure hunt!

And it will be an escape into our own creativity and sense of pure play.

All of my workshops center on using what we have and looking at things from a different point of view.

When I create a class, I am talking directly to YOU, as if you were sitting beside me.

This workshop includes:

  • A zoom meeting on Saturday, August 27th at 5pm, EST, so you can ask any question in real time. This session will be recorded and will be become part of the class.
  • A private chat group that will be connected to the class and is not a part of social media. You can share your work and comment with others in the workshop.

Our Material list:

This class needs no prior experience...just a sense of adventure and an wide open heart!

I will meet you right where you are. xo.

To start...our canvas...

  • a piece of old luggage (or a handled wooden box)
  • fabric

The basics....mixed media foundations (if you don't have all of these, we can work around them) .

  • gel medium
  • Nori glue (nice to have for fabric)
  • white gesso
  • a glazing medium (takes things from looking "on" our artwork to looking "in" our artwork.
  • sandpaper
  • packing tape
  • some kind of color....watercolor, gouache, acrylic
  • needle & thread

The extras....these are all the little bits you save that are full of stories yet to be told.

  • ephemera (old pictures, letters, old stamps, lace, etc)
  • wire
  • leather
  • pieces of your life (clothes, old jewelry, etc)
  • pins

A little help from nature...

  • feathers
  • small branches
  • shells
  • a smooth stone
  • sticks or branches

Use the code CANNOTWAIT at checkout for 20% off with early bird pricing. Yippee!