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 Createful Studio is a cozy space for people of all backgrounds—from beginners to intermediate art-makers —who want to explore creativity through mixed media arts.

Createful Studio is a cozy space for people of all backgrounds—from beginners to intermediate art-makers —who want to explore creativity through mixed media arts.

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Deconstructed & Maybe 3:D - June 19-23

Let your imagination run wild and create an art piece by deconstructing objects into materials that inspire.  Your project will be uniquely your own as you bring items together and reconstruct them into something else…what could you make with materials like a picture book, an old piece of clothing, old costume jewelry, found objects and anything else (wire, beads, thread, papers, ink, paint, glue…): A collage? A mobile? A 3-D sculpture? A fabulous, dimensional art journal page or canvas?

It’s up to you!  We will begin with some time devoted to brainstorming and gathering inspiration and then we will work over several classes on this project as we gather, consider and then create our individual projects.

While our studio is stocked with most art supplies, we have a special supplies list for this class. PLEASE BRING ONE OR MORE ITEMS TO SHARE that can be deconstructed. We will put all of our shared materials in a central pile for everyone to use. Items to consider:

  • Picture book
  • Texturally interesting piece of clothing from GoodWill
  • Costume Jewelry
  • Old Tags
  • Driftwood
  • Found Objects of any kind

(Note: We will be working on this project over two Art Fix classes. No worries if you can’t make both classes; you can still create something wonderful.)


Deconstructed & Maybe 3:D continued - June 26 - 28

Let your imagination run wild and create an art piece by deconstructing objects into materials that inspire.  Your project will be uniquely your own as you bring items together and reconstruct them into something else…what could you make with materials like a picture book, an old piece of clothing, old costume jewelry, found objects and anything else (wire, beads, thread, papers, ink, paint, glue…):A collage? A mobile? A 3-D sculpture? A fabulous, dimensional art journal page or canvas?

It’s up to you!  We will begin with some time devoted to brainstorming and gathering inspiration and then we will work over several classes on this project as we gather, consider and then create our individual projects.

While our studio is stocked with most art supplies, we have a special supplies list for this class. PLEASE BRING ONE OR MORE ITEMS TO SHARE that can be deconstructed. We will put all of our shared materials in a central pile for everyone to use. Items to consider:

  • Picture book
  • Texturally interesting piece of clothing from GoodWill
  • Costume Jewelry
  • Old Tags
  • Driftwood
  • Found Objects of any kind

(Note: We will be working on this project over several Art Fix classes. No worries if you can’t make both classes; you can still create something wonderful.)


JULY 10 - Monoprinting, Mark Making, Masks and (Found) Materials

Today we’re going to make hand painted papers using a variety of monoprinting techniques. We’ll be using all kinds of materials from gel plates to hot glue, fabrics to all kinds of found materials! You will leave class with a folder full of hand printed papers that you can use for your collage and mixed media work in your art journal, on canvases and more—starting next week if you want with our next collage project.


July 17 Collage Techniques with Monoprints and Other Papers

What are some ways to use handprinted and other papers in collage? Let’s find out! We are going to create several collage pieces (in your art journal, on paper or canvas—your choice) by building up layers using different collage techniques. We will explore background, mid-ground and foreground techniques using our handprinted papers from last week and/or other specialty papers (if you did not create monoprints with us last week, no problem—there will be plenty of papers here to work with). Over the course of this week and next week, you will create completed collages that feature single focal images with impact.


JULY 24 - Collage Techniques with Monoprints and Other Papers - continued

We are continuing where we left off last week with our collage pieces. If you missed last week, no problem. There’s plenty of time to create one or more pieces in your art journal or on other surfaces. Here’s the class description:

What are some ways to use handprinted and other papers in collage? Let’s find out! We are going to create several collage pieces (in your art journal, on paper or canvas—your choice) by building up layers using different collage techniques. We will explore background, mid-ground and foreground techniques using our handprinted papers we made the first week of June  and/or other specialty papers.


July 31 - Miniature Accordion Book in a Box Featuring Photo Transfer Images

This is a two-week project for sure. We are going to build a miniature accordion book in a case that can be displayed as a box—or as a dimensional accordion piece. This first week we will build background layers and then plan for a visual narrative in our book. Next week we will transfer images onto our pages and finalize dour books with embellishments.


August 7 - Miniature Accordion Book in a Box Featuring Photo Transfer Images - continued

This is the second of a two week project.  We are building a miniature accordion book in a case that can be displayed as a box—or as a dimensional accordion piece. This week we will transfer our images onto our pages and finalize dour books with embellishments. (If you missed last week, you can build background layers for your book and begin a visual narrative in our book.)


Pricing Options

You can take one class at a time or purchase a 2- or 4- class card for any calendar month—or a even an Art Fix Studio Membership:

One Class: $40 — Pay when you register.

Two-Class Pass: $35 each class — Purchase your class card here.

Note: You will receive instructions and a discount code to register for classes with purchase.

Four-Class Pass: $30 each class — Purchase your class card here.

Note: You will receive instructions and a discount code to register for classes with purchase.

Studio Membership: $75/month. See Denise for details - and register below with your Members discount code.

Class Supplies Lists

Most supplies are provided in our fully stocked studio. You usually bring the recommended surface and any "special to you" items for that particular project. (More about supplies in general below).

 

 

JUNE

Art Journaling Breakout: Explore Hand Drawing - 2 Classes First Half of June

1. Your art journal or watercolor paper

2. Your pen stash.

Deconstructed and Maybe 3-D - 2 Classes Second Half of June

1. We have a special supplies list for this class. PLEASE BRING ONE OR MORE ITEMS TO SHARE that can be deconstructed. We will put all of our shared materials in a central pile for everyone to use. Items to consider:

  • Picture book
  • Texturally interesting piece of clothing from GoodWill
  • Costume Jewelry
  • Old Tags
  • Driftwood
  • Found Objects of any kind

2. Your art journal or canvas or paper IF you plan to make a 2-D project on paper or canvas

3. Your pen stash

JULY

July 10 - Monoprinting, Mark Making, Masks and (Found) Materials

Because monoprinting involves an especially lot of materials, please consider bringing the following optional items:

1) Leaves, flowers...pick a few and bring them in to print!

2) Optional: Deli paper and/or old papers from books – we have plenty of these papers in the studio but because we’ll all be using a lot as a group it wouldn’t hurt to supplement.

3) Optional: Gel Plate and brayer(s) – if you love mixed media, you really need to own your own gel plate and brayer(s) to make gel prints.  I recommend bringing a gel plate sized 5X7” or 8X10”and at least one brayer.  (If you do not or do not want to own these materials, I will provide a DIY cardboard printing plate for you and we have a few brayers in the studio.)

You can purchase gel plates at Riley’s Art Supply or here on  Amazon—you will own these tools for years to come so they are a good investment. Here are some Amazon links:

5X7:

8X10:

An inexpensive brayer – but there are other choices both on Amazon and at Riley’s:

July 17 - Collage Techniques with Monoprints and Other Papers

1) Your Art Journal

2) Optional: Watercolor paper OR 3 small wood panels in the 5X7 range (5X5, 6X6, 7X8 or maybe 1-2 of the 8X10s)

July 24 - Collage Techniques with Monoprints and Other Papers

1) Your Art Journal

2) Optional: Watercolor paper OR 3 small wood panels in the 5X7 range (5X5, 6X6, 7X8 or maybe 1-2 of the 8X10s)

July 31 - Miniature Accordian Book in a Box Featuring Photo Transfer Images

1) 2 sheets of watercolor paper

2) Optional: Images sized 1-2”.   Images are optional because we are going to plan for your images this first week so it is not necessary to have images ready.  And you can find plenty of images in the studio. However, it could be useful to bring in a selection of small images from your personal stash—or go through magazines and other media and cut out some small images. We will definitely discuss what kind of images and how to build a narrative with image choices  this week—and you will need to have them laser printed for next week. 

August 7 - Miniature Accordian Book in a Box Featuring Photo Transfer Images - continued

1. Your accordion book from last week or 2 sheets of watercolor paper.

2. Laser printed images sized 1-2”.   Last week we selected images. Please have them laser printed (not InkJet) and ready to cut and collage into your book. 


More About Art Fix Classes

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What can I Expect from an Art Fix Class?

You will get individualized guidance, the structure of a project with freedom to make it your own way. We create all kinds of mixed media art projects over the weeks—from canvases to handmade books to visual art journals and more—with mediums such as collage, paint, ink, and fabric, to name a few. 

Most importantly we have fun, learn new techniques, build skills and unleash our creativity in a judgement-free, curious and enthusiastic community of art makers.

 
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What Supplies Do I Bring?

Most supplies are provided in our fully stocked studio. You usually just bring the recommended surface and any "special to you" items for that particular project listed above for each individual class.

Learn more about art supplies at the studio:

 

Will we finish each project in the time available for each Art Fix class?

While we try to plan projects so that we can complete them, the reality is that we all work at different paces and approach our work with different processes—and we don’t always finish our art projects in a session.  We will get as far as possible, but please give yourself the gift of the time you need—and complete a project you don't quite complete on your own either at home or during an Open Studio session at the studio. We will make sure you leave each Art Fix session knowing all the next steps.