All classes below will be held at Artistry:

Artistry/Bloomington Center For the Arts
1800 W. Old Shakopee Rd.
Bloomington, MN 55431


I’m excited to be back in the classroom at Artistry this fall and in addition to some returning favorites, I have some exciting new classes to offer. And Artistry has a special offer available: you can sign up for all FOUR of my Saturday October classes for the price of THREE! Use promocode FALLFOUR to redeem this offer and get one class FREE.

Nurturing Your Creative Practice

Having a consistent art practice not only develops our creative skills, but also builds our awareness of the world around us and opens our eyes to inspiration that surrounds us everywhere we go. In this class, we will experiment with creative exercises that teach you not only to see that inspiration, but also to capture it and incorporate it into your creative practice. You will also learn to give yourself permission to explore your creative side and focus on the process of creating art and not get stuck thinking only of the final product. If you took Developing a Daily Creative Habit, this class is a continuation on what we learned, but that class is not a requirement for this one. Please bring a sketchbook or notebook and pen/pencil to the first night of class and all other materials will be provided. (I work in collage/mixed-media/writing, but this class is open to all artistic fields and the practices are customizable to fit your creative passions.)

Session A: Wednesdays (5 weeks), 9/21, 9/28, 10/05, 10/12, 10/19
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm 
Non-member/Member: $125/$115

Session B: Wednesdays (5 weeks), 11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 11/23, 11/30
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm 
Non-member/Member: $125/$115

Making & Using Tiny Books

Working small can feel daunting, but it can also be very freeing and allow for big bursts of creativity in small spaces. We’ll spend the first part of class making our own tiny books using variations of the pamphlet stitch. In the second half, we’ll begin to fill the pages with playful color, expressive mark-making and miniature collages. We’ll also discuss how to maximize our creative output by utilizing materials we already have at home and fitting work sessions into limited blocks of time..

Saturday, October 8th
10:00am – 1:00pm 
Non-member/Member: $50/$45 (includes supplies)

Creating Calm Through Collage

We live in a fast-paced world and between rushing to work, classes, kids’ appointments, and other events, it can be hard to find free moments for ourselves. And once we do find the time, our minds are still filled with to-do lists, painful news stories and stress from our day. However, the simple act of collage can help to give us a few moments of peace. Using a variety of papers, including papers from our everyday lives, we will learn how to make space in our day for tearing apart both decorative papers and junk mail and reassembling them into something beautiful and meaningful. We will also learn ways to work this practice into our everyday lives so that when we need a moment of calm at work or while waiting for an appointment, we can use what’s around us to create a space for peace.

Saturday, October 15th
10:00am – 1:00pm 
Non-member/Member: $50/$45 (includes supplies)

Mixed-Media Slow Stitching

Slow stitching is an unhurried, thoughtful process that not only has a beautiful outcome, but also helps to calm our frenzied minds. Coupled with mixed media, it also allows for bold, expressive artwork either as stand-alone pieces or in our art journals. During this class, we’ll explore mark-making with stitching patterns, creating collages with both paper and fabric, and play with color in a combination of paint, paper, fabric and thread. We will also discuss how to draw inspiration from the everyday world around us to add color, marks and patterns to our artwork. 

Saturday, October 22nd
10:00am – 1:00pm 
Non-member/Member: $50/$45 (includes supplies)

Relaxing Watercolor Circles

As creatives, it can be easy to get stuck in the mindset of creating art for others, but it’s important to remember the power of the artistic process for our own self-care. Using watercolors as our guide, we’ll release expectations and let our creativity be free to flow. We will begin by simply creating circles and exploring color, then will continue to build onto this practice with doodling and paper cutting. This class will focus on the process rather than the product and is meant for creatives of any level. 

Saturday, October 29th
10:00am – 1:00pm 
Non-member/Member: $50/$45 (includes supplies)


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