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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.

Register for Classes

Scroll down to find the class you want and then select the date and time you will join us for that class. We usually offer Tues evening, Thursday afternoon, Thursday evening and often a Saturday afternoon. 

Art Journaling Breakout in Hand Lettering - APRIL 17-21

The element of text—letters and words—not only communicates verbally, but can make huge visual impact in your art journal and other mixed media work to convey meaning and emotion. Today we are going to explore many ways to add text to our work, using a variety of media. We will be particularly focusing on hand lettering and ways to draw our letters in surprising ways with ink, paint and other materials. For those who created collage pages last week, we will be working on those pages directly. If you weren't in the studio last week, no worries, we will have alterate surfaces for you to work on. 

Miniature Accordi0n Books - APRIL 24-26

This week we are going to create miniature abstract accordion books out of pieced and collaged papers and other embellishments. Super gratifying, we will gather and layer papers and other fun art elements into small books about 2-3" tall, with multiple panels fanning out from the cover, accordian style. Each page will be created separately and then connected together with tactile binding. Our books will become miniature art pieces within themselves.

HANDMADE MIDORI-STYLE ART JOURNAL - MAY 1-5

Make your own handmade art journas—Midori style!  Midori-style journals are very popular right now (you can look it up) because they are so versatile. They are small in scale and travel well—and are designed to hold multiple insert books for different purposes—such as travel art journals, sketch journals, calendars, planners, writing journals— that can be removed. We are going to make personalized Midori-style journals out of painted canvas that will hold three book inserts (mixed media art journal + other purposes determined by you). This week we will paint our covers and bind our inserts. Next week we will put it all together and begin working in them!

HANDMADE MIDORI-STYLE ART JOURNAL CONTINUED - MAY 8-10

Make your own handmade art journal—Midori style! This is our second week of making handmade Midori-style art journals, but if you were not with us last week, no problem! You can make your journal this week. Those who started their journals last week will bind covers and put inserts together into a finished book, and we'll starting creating in our new art journals. If you were not with us last week, you will create your canvas cover and bind your inserts—and leave with directions to put it all together after the paint cures.

INTUITIVE CREATING - MAY 15-19

Ever feel like you have “no ideas” or get stuck mid-way through when you’re creating? It happens to us all! We all get a little nervous sometimes when faced with the blank page—and next steps. In today’s class we are going to get a little better at it—together. This week you have a choice of surfaces to work on: your art journal page OR watercolor paper—or even a series of cards. We are going to create from “blank” together to find our unique expression. We will learn strategies and techniques to tap into that inner, magical voice of intuition, and to pay less attention to that ‘ol Inner Critic who fusses with us all.

EXPERIMENTING WITH GOLD LEAFING - MAY 22-24

Learn how to enhance your work with (faux) gold leaf.  It turns out there are a lot of ways you can use gold leaf in mixed media work and several different techniques for applying it. We'll explore both where and how to use gold leaf in a project as well as the different ways to apply it. I’ll provide the (faux) gold leaf papers and adhesives. You bring your art journal or watercolor paper or even a canvas—and your curiosity. Let’s see what we can make!

members evenings - MAY 29-31

If you’re a member, you don’t have to sign up this week because it’s not officially a class. It's members only this week to work on unfinished projects and create together. You don't register—just shoot me an email and let me know which evening or afternoon you'll be attending this week--just so I can make sure we don't fill too many seats in any one session.


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).

APRIL

Art Journaling Breakout in Hand Lettering - APRIL 17-21ST

1) Your collage pages from last week OR either your art journal or 1-2 sheets of heavier weight paper (90lb+) 

2) Your personal stash of ink pens (see Intro to Art Making for details). We do have some ink pens in the studio if you currently don't have a personal stash.

Miniature Accordion Books - APRIL 24-26

Optional: any special papers in your collection, your ink pen stash of you have one, and/or any small objects you might want to include in your book. The studio, however, has plenty of papers and other fun items to work with.

 

 

May

Handmade Midori-Style Art Journal - May 1-5

Most supplies are provided in our fully stocked studio, including elastic for binding and eyelets. YOU BRING:

1. (IMPORTANT, INCLUDING SIZE): One stretched canvas on wooden frame - at least 9X12”. (We will be taking the canvas off the frame at later in the process).

2. (IMPORTANT) Papers for insert journals:

- 5 sheets of 8 ½”X11” or larger watercolor paper (an inexpensive pad is fine)

- 7 sheets of 8 1/2” X11” or larger sketch or drawing paper, 8 1/2” X11” or larger

Handmade Midori-Style Art Journal continued - May 8-10

1. Your painted canvas from last week

If you were not here last week: One stretched canvas on wood frame, at least 9"X12”.

2. Your book inserts from last week

If you were not here last week, you will need to bring papers for your journals:

- 5 sheets of  watercolor paper (8 ½”X11” or larger).

- 7 sheets of  sketch or drawing paper (8 1/2” X11” or larger).

3. A variety of 10-20 scrap papers no larger than your journal, as discussed last week

If you were not here last week, you do not need these papers

intuitive creating - may 15-19

Most supplies are provided in our fully stocked studio. You bring:

1. Your art journal or a couple sheets of watercolor paper

Experimenting with Gold Leafing - May 22-24

Most supplies provided in our fully stocked studio, including (faux) gold leaf papers and adhesives.

1. Your art journal or watercolor paper

Optional: Toner copies of a few high contrast and relatively small images or shapes or even a headline or two. Also, double sided tape in different widths might be fun. And if you want to make a canvas using the techniques we learn...feel free to bring one in as well.

For Members Only

Bring any materials you need for any project you're working on. 


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.