For the latest information, please visit the updated Artist Class site:
For the latest information, please visit the updated Artist Class site:
If you'd like to join too, registrations are available through next Monday, February 28th. The blog itself is open for 2 more months after, so there's still lots of time to download the tutorials and play with all of the projects.
Thanks to everyone who commented, it was a treat to hear from so many!
February is almost over but the February session of Artist Class is going strong and will be online for months. To celebrate the success of our class, I'm giving away one free membership to the February session, but you have to act fast!
Comment on this post by Tuesday, February 23rd. Please be sure to include a link to your blog or an email address so I can get in touch with you when you win!
On Wednesday the 24th, the random generator will pick a winner for a free membership. Or, if you're already a student I'll refund your payment.
Thanks for Commenting and Good Luck!!!
This project is a wrist cuff inspired by Lilla’s love of Paris. Called 'In Love with Paris', it will feature one of her handmade velvet flowers, some hand dyed lace, ribbon and meadering yarns couched along the length.
Shades of a Paris night: purple and plum.
Lilla Le Vine has been a
teacher and fiber artist for many many years. She’s exhibited in many countries,
including the USA, New Zealand, Australia, Japan, and Switzerland. Shows have
included the International Quilt Festival, Wearable shows, Indigo garments in
NZ and Ribbon embroidery in Australia.
Lilla Le Vine has been a teacher and fiber artist for many many years. She’s exhibited in many countries, including the USA, New Zealand, Australia, Japan, and Switzerland. Shows have included the International Quilt Festival, Wearable shows, Indigo garments in NZ and Ribbon embroidery in Australia.
Her next classes will be in Long Beach CA at the Int. Quilt Festival July 23 - 25th, where she’ll teach 5 classes.
Lilla also produce articles for Somerset magazines and others in Australia.
She was born in NZ and lives in Hawaii.
Lilla’s blog is http://justlilla.blogspot.com/ and her shop is linked there.
a sweet spoon using vintage tableware, buttons, beads, images and ribbon. The
spoon may be hung on a wreath, door, knob or a Christmas tree. The project only
takes a few hours to create and makes a wonderful gift throughout the year. Nancy Maxwell James is a mixed media artist who resides in
Hamburg, Michigan with her husband Steve and their three fur babies. She is
also the Mama to three children who are now young adults. Creating
allows her soul to be fulfilled and she loves spending time in the studio. Her
art and written work has been featured in various Stampington publications and
her blog Sugar Lump Studios offers challenges, tutorials and rubber stamps. To learn more, visit Nancy at www.sugarlumpstudios.com.
Create a sweet spoon using vintage tableware, buttons, beads, images and ribbon. The spoon may be hung on a wreath, door, knob or a Christmas tree. The project only takes a few hours to create and makes a wonderful gift throughout the year.
Nancy Maxwell James is a mixed media artist who resides in Hamburg, Michigan with her husband Steve and their three fur babies. She is also the Mama to three children who are now young adults. Creating allows her soul to be fulfilled and she loves spending time in the studio. Her art and written work has been featured in various Stampington publications and her blog Sugar Lump Studios offers challenges, tutorials and rubber stamps.
To learn more, visit Nancy at www.sugarlumpstudios.com.
Corrine Clark joins us with one of her gorgeous Marie-inspired paper shoes, full of glitz and glam.
"This shoe was made from velvety flocked bright pink paper, some white "paper lace" which I made from one of my very nice paper punches. It has an image of Marie Antoinette on the top of the heel outlined with some silver German glass glitter (the best kind!). A lace flower with a pearl and a bright pink ribbon bow completes the look."
Corinne says, "I am a mixed media artist living near Toronto, Ontario, Canada. I have an Honours B.F.A. in theatre design from York University in Toronto and I also completed post-graduate theatre design studies at the prestigious Bristol Old Vic Theatre School in the UK. My mixed media artwork has been published in several books and magazines, and my handmade jewellery is sold at Gallery Streetsville in Mississauga. My artwork is also sold through my Esty store: www.sugarpapershop.etsy.com"
Visit Corinne's project blog for 2010, 100 Pretty Things.
Tammy Sprinkle is a mixed media artist returning for the February session of Artist Class. Tammy's bringing a tutorial for this lovely Pockets of Sunshine shadowbox.
Tammy says, "I love to meet new people, travel and create. I have a wonderfully supportive husband and two great kids.I work full time and play with art on the side."
Be sure to visit Tammy's blog, Art & Inspirations.
Join Danielle Muller for our very first project - this great Valentine Wall hanging
Danielle is a mixed-media artist who resides in Long Island, NY with her husband and three children. Her work has been featured in several Stampington Publications. Through her website/blog, “The Vintage Dragonfly”, which she started back in 2005, she hosts several art exchanges throughout the year as well as workshops in her home.
To learn more, visit Danielle at www.thevintagedragonfly.com.
Does art journaling sounds overwhelming to you? Do you not know where to start?
Are you already a journaler and love picking up other ideas, techniques and products for journaling?
Journaling Tips & Tricks will help ease you into journaling, and help the accomplished journaler find more ways to express themselves.
Hope Wallace Karney is a self taught artist and designer living outside of Baltimore, . Hope is known for mixing old elements with modern principles to create unique and whimsical designs for her greeting card line, Paper Relics. Her work has been featured in several national magazines, including Mary Engelbreit's Home Companion and Country Living.
On the side, Hope has found a love for art journaling and loves sharing her pages with others to inspire them to start a journal of their own.
Visit Hope's blog at: http://besottment.typepad.com/
Join us in making this gorgeous collage; Dawn will supply every image so you can personalize it a lot or a little.
Dawn says, "I'm a wife for 28 years to the same wonderful man, mother to five great boys ranging in age from 26 to 11 years old and grandmother to one precious little girl. We have two Devon Rex cats and a crazy little Jack Russell/ Chihuahua mix puppy who will steal your heart.
I love to create one-of-a-kind artwork to sell in my little blog shoppe. I enjoy keeping up with my blog and am amazed at the inspiration I get from other's blogs and sweet comments that are left for me.
I am drawn to all things old, with plenty of character and enjoy using small, antique trinkets in my artwork. Being able to create is truly my bliss."
Visit Dawn's blog: The Feathered Nest
Rosemary's flame sealed fabric flower can be worn as a brooch, hair clip, or to use with your imagination!
This flower is made from layers of grape and butter satin, chiffon, organza, and netting. It is adorned with a flower center in pearls and beads.
Rosemary says, "As an avid crafter that enjoys many forms of art, fabric has always been my favorite medium.
I teach English full-time to thirteen year-olds, and after a day of essays, grammar, vocabulary, and literature, I enjoy the time I can give to my fabric flowers.
What started as an idea for my daughter’s wedding has evolved into a never-ending pursuit of another flower, another color combination, another fabric...
Accessories are the perfect way to spruce up an outfit and your day!"
Visit Rosemary's Etsy shop, Pins and Needles Too
If you would love
to add a little romantic touch to your home, this project would be perfect. Create a unique
romantic and old fashion pincushion or decorate with faux cup cakes, two
projects in one. Using cake molds, fabric of your choice, a bit of trim and old
buttons or pearls you have endless possibilities - it´s all up to your
Tina says, "My name is Tina Jensen and I´m 47 and a self taught artist living with my husband in Denmark in a very small town half an hours drive from Copenhagen, the Capital. I have two grownup kids - a boy and a girl.
I have been designing and creating artist bears since 2001. Besides the bears I have a passion for all things old - old books, vintage lace, old buttons - you name it, and I love to create old fashion and vintage inspired decorations and stuff.This past year my work was publicized in Somerset Home."
Visit Tina's blog, Tiny Bear.
Join Martha Kohley and learn techniques to create a mannequin using an 8-inch paper mache base, fabrics, laces and found objects. This is a unique way to use small bits of fabric (maybe from a special vintage garment), while creating a special keepsake.
Or maybe just create something that brings out your inner diva!
Martha says, "For as long as I can remember, I have created things: messes in the kitchen, doll clothes, handbags from old jeans, etc., which led me to a degree in design. Thinking up things is as natural to me as eating and sleeping. I am grateful I have a family that tolerates this passion. Especially my husband, who understands my need to create which many times makes dinner late and the laundry pile up. Oregon has been home since the mid-70’s when I relocated from Kansas. We have a 25 year-old son and a 12-year-old yellow Lab mix who has kept me company since we became “empty-nesters”. When I’m not in my studio, I work at a beautiful 1894 Queen Anne home that is a museum and event venue.
I am inspired by the patina and delicate quality of old photographs, penny post cards, fabrics, laces, sewing and millinery notions from the early 1900’s. I enjoy preserving aged, delicate bits by incorporating them with newer materials to create one-of-a-kind pieces. I hope my creations evoke a feeling of a time when life was simple and sweet.
You can contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org, through my blog at www.vintagetrifles.blogspot.com, or my Etsy store, Vintage Trifles.
Karen Watson, The Graphics Fairy, is back with exclusive collage sheets, available only to Artist Class. This time, she'll also have some premade mini-collections ready for quick downloads.
Karen tells us, "Hello, my name is Karen Watson, but I'm also known as "The Graphics Fairy" online. I've been married to my husband for 11 years, although we've know each other since high school! We're a blended family with 3 kids in college and 1 in high school.
I love antiques and all things vintage, particularly paper items! My blog is my passion, I have had so much fun over the last 2 years, sharing images from my collection and making so many new friends along the way."
Journals can be used to write down your
innermost thoughts, your creative ideas or even to hold a collection of
favorite quotes. We personalize the inside of our journals so
why not personalize the outside of them too?
In this class we will be using vintage images and ephemera (my favorites) to adorn the front and back of a purchased journal. Although mine has been adorned with shades of taupe, pink and bits of ochre, romance can be seen in all colors....from the lightest to the darkest.
I believe you will love making these journals for yourself and for those you love as well.
Lesley says, "I am a self taught mixed media artist who lives in Virginia with my wonderful husband, Tom, and our furry family of six. I have been published in several of the Somerset Magazines and the Artitude Zine and I have taught at Art & Soul in Hampton and Oregon as well at Art-Is-You in Connecticut. In 2010 I am currently scheduled to teach at Art & Soul, KC Willis’ Studio Retreats, Artiscape, Lisa LaRosa’s Inspirational Retreat and Art-Is-You in 2010. I love working with all things vintage…the textures, the smell, the colors…they all invoke within me a desire to include them in my art. I am an avid collector of all things old and love finding those beautiful gems to pass on to others through our online shoppe and Etsy."
To see more of Lesley's work, visit her blog, Flatwoods Folk Art.
If you like your packaging to be as special as the gift inside, join Michele Witchell in creating a gorgeous Best Wishes Cake Box.
Michele says, "I'm a fairly recent convert to this online world of art. In 2006 I happened upon a bunch of lovely paper artists in blogland and was so smitten by their beautiful, vintage-style altered art that I decided that's what I wanted to do!! Their love of all things glittery, sparkly, vintage-y, distressed and thrifted became my passion. I soon signed up for lots and lots of swaps and began to discover out what I loved to do in the world of art."
To see more of her creations, visit Michele's blog, Life on this Good Day
and her Etsy store, This Good Day.
Nerissa Alford is back to help us recycle all of our 'bead soup' into funky, chunky, beautiful bracelets. Review the basics and pick up a few tricks when Nerissa takes us beading...
Nerissa says, "I have been creating all my life. I took up jewelry making 11 years ago as I was told by my law school student husband that I “needed a hobby”. That was when I found my passion. I am mainly self-taught, getting my hands on any magazine & book that I could. I love to experiment & mix & match different techniques & materials. This once hobby is now my passion. I’ve been published in Stampington & Co’s Marie, Artful Blogging Spring 2008 & Summer 2009.
I’m a military wife & stay at home momma to 2 energetic & creative boys! We are currently living abroad in Kuwait City."
Be sure to visit Nerissa's Blog, Creative Rants by Nerissa.
THE FEBRUARY SESSION OF ARTIST CLASS IS STILL AVAILABLE
Artist Class is an online collection of over 12 project tutorials and more than 12 artists and contributors. This site will introduce you to the Artist Class artists and their projects.
Artist Class is held over 4 weeks on a private blog; registration allows you access.
The project tutorials are presented as blog posts, one every other day, over 4 weeks. You'll also receive bonus images, templates and tips and tricks - something every day!
The blog is open a full three months to allow plenty of time to begin and finish projects.
Artist Class is $59 for all of the projects and all of the extras.
There are discounts available from most of the artists, so check out their links below.
REGISTRATIONS ARE STILL OPEN FOR THE FEBRUARY SESSION!
TO REGISTER, CLICK HERE