Book of Creative Discoveries Part 1

Next class to be scheduled soon!
(Part 1 is not required to be taken before Part 2. You may take the two classes out of order)

LIVE on Zoom (requires a computer, tablet or smart phone with a camera enabled).

In this class series we will be exploring different mixed media techniques such as watercolor effects, mark making, paper fabric, painting on brown paper bags and much more.  These techniques will free up your creativity by staying spontaneous, abstract and organic. We will explore how to combine different mediums & materials to create textural and artistic pages for a book you will then bind together. This class is about having fun doing something spontaneous without having to be artistic or perfect in what you create.

If you are unable to make any of the classes, no worries, I will be recording each session so they will be available for later viewing. 

New to using Zoom? 

Here is a quick video on how to join the classroom

Non-Zoomer Option
Do you feel overwhelmed by the thought of using Zoom? Or you just would prefer not to attend an online class live? No worries. I realize that the whole tech stuff can be a huge learning curve for many and can be overwhelming. It’s more important to me that this class is available to everyone on different levels, so I also offer a Non-Zoomer Option to take this class.

This is how it will work. After each class session you will receive an email from me with a link to the recording of the class. You will also be able to email me with any questions about the project and techniques. Recordings will be available for viewing for the duration of the class only.

Below is a list of materials you will need. I’ve tried to make it some what easy so only a few items may need to be purchased.
You will not need all the materials on the first week and will have some time to order items you don’t have.


Upon registration, you will receive an email with a detailed schedule and what materials you will need at each class session.

  • 9 x 12 in. (98 lb., 90 lb. or less) Watercolor Paper or any paper that can handle mixed media applications

  • Watercolor paints (tube or pan set)

  • Acrylic Paints (Variety of Colors)

  • Matte Medium or Mod Podge

  • Colored Pencils

  • Instant Coffee & small plastic cup to mix in

  • Salt

  • Saran Wrap

  • Cheesecloth

  • Paintbrushes (a variety of different sizes)

  • Paint palette, butcher tray or plastic plate (for mixing paint)
  • Cup for water & brushes
  • Variety of mark making tools (credit card, putty spreader, palette knives, old worn out paint brush, old comb, branches, leaves, twine, etc)

  • Spray bottle with water

  • Tissue Paper (usually used for gift wrapping, white or any light color)

  • Thin Twine or Embroidery Floss

  • Brown Grocery Bag or mailing Kraft paper

  • Hair Dryer

  • Scissors

  • Awl, single hole puncher or something to pierce holes into your pages

  • (3) 1” Binding Rings


Week 1
Saturday, July 18 – Overview | Experimental Watercolor Effects

Week 2
Saturday, July 25 – Mark Making | Colorful Cheesecloth

Week 3
Saturday, August 1 – Fabric Paper

Week 4
Saturday, August 8 – Brown Paper Bag Play

Week 5
Saturday, August 15 – Putting the Book together

Week 6
Saturday, August 22 – Show & Tell

I know we are still the midst of uncertainty and that finances maybe a concern. But because I feel so passionate about supporting and encouraging your creative life and believe that creativity is part of your wellness, I’m offering you the option to pay what you can afford in order to make this class available to everyone.

The recommended tuition is $97
But you have the option to pay whatever you can.

Yes! I would like to enroll
(Since each class will be recorded for later viewing, no refunds will be issued for cancellations)


Next Zoom class coming soon!