I hope all of you had a wonderful holiday season! And now 2016 has arrived and it is all about fresh starts, good intentions and for some of you, new resolutions. I myself choose a word for the year. This year I have chosen the word Grow and I will use this word to help guide me through 2016. Do you have a resolution or a word for the year? If you do I hope it does you well!
At Creative Workshops we also continue to grow. I am always posting about new classes that we add. And when we add a new artist/teacher. OR a sale. This is how I keep all interested parties informed. Creative Workshops also has a newsletter to share upcoming classes, new teachers, and sales. If you have not signed up, now is a great time to do so! We have a new tab at the top of this page or you can use this quick link...NEWSLETTER
We have four new classes scheduled for the month of January.
Rita Marie has recently joined Creative Workshops and we are happy to have her. She is a mixed media artist who is excited to be doing what she loves. Rita Marie says "My favorite mediums to work with are; water colors, acrylics, paper, glass and really anything that I feel like. I'm always trying new things and love learning something new." If you would like ti discover more about Rita Marie you can click on this link...RitaMarie Bio
Ursula will be taking you by the hand with step by step instruction to lead you through studying values, face layout, shapes and skin tone to create your own face portrait.
Whether you are new to acrylic painting or a more seasoned pro, you will enjoy the variety of techniques offered in this intensive workshop as Jodi leads you on to paint these crazy sassy birds!
These are birds of a different feather and adorable to boot! Grab your watercolors and learn to paint five different penguins in the snow! Laurie's mini series workshops are popular and unbelievably affordable!
There you have it...a variety of classes to choose from to kick off your inspiration in this brand New Year!
Cheers to all of you and Happy 2016!
Happy Thanksgiving week to all our U.S. creatives!
It's a busy week all over the states as so many of us prepare, one way or another, for Thanksgiving Day. All of you will be on my... thankful for...list!
In gratitude we have a number of teachers running sales this weekend.
Come Friday You Can Click HERE to Find Your Savings!
Or you can visit our STORE
We have some new classes listed so stop by and check them out.
5 Snowmen with Laurie May opens Dec. 1.
Bohemian Dreamer opens Jan. 11, 2016 with Rita Marie.
Rita has just joined our little Creative Workshops family and I will do an official introduction after the holiday.
So stop by Creative Workshops
A little preview of Cathy Bluteau's new class Lost and Bound. Opens Oct. 19, 2015.
Laurie May has a new class opening Oct 26. In her class Flower Containers learn how to create different flower containers in watercolor!
Laurie also has a new class that opens Nov 23, 2015. Wool Birdie in a Teacup. This is not a painting class! In this class you will learn to create this adorable birdie sitting atop a teacup.
October is flying by like a jet plane! Slow down the pace and take a class. be in the moment.
Watercolor Fun with Elegant Writer® with Catherine Cote (CeeCee’s Creations) opens next week, Sept. 21. Catherine is stirring a lot of excitement with this her first online class. Come and join Catherine in class!
Playing Dress Up 2 with Ursula Wollenberg opens Oct. 12 and she is offering this fun nod to vintage fashion at an amazing price! So have some fun with acrylic on canvas board and play dress up!
Cathy Bluteau is back with a beautiful new class called Lost and Bound: Making Your Own Handmade, Tea Stained, Vintage Journals These are so pretty and look like lots of fun to create! No journaling or bookbinding experience is needed for this class. Cathy even has kits for you with pre-made pages if you want to go that route. So click over to the store and sign up. These would make wonderful holiday gifts! Opens Oct. 19, 2015.
Discover the magic of watercolor in an unconventional way!
The star of this class is the Elegant Writer® -- a fairly inexpensive, readily available marker, with special properties. It is pure magic! Catherine Cote will show you how to incorporate it in your watercolor pieces for stunning effects.
Creative Workshops is proud to introduce our latest artist to join our teachers list. Catherine Cote aka Cee Cee's Creations is passionate about all things art related. Catherine is part of Donna Downey's Studio team that Donna refers to as her Artist Gang. Catherine also has a popular You Tube channel she created in 2008 in an effort to share and inspire like minded creatives. Come take a fun class with Catherine!
Yesterday saw the opening of Jodi Ohl's popular Grunge Ink class open! When the previous venue hosting the class closed we were happy to bring it to Creative Workshops! As her thanks for us helping out Jodi is offering the class and all her classes 20% off fro the rest of the month of August. So get some savings while you can.
If grunge isn't quite your thing and you'd like to get a little girly on, then this is a class for you!
Personally I love grunge and girly, and Robin's crowns are fabulous and actually over 10 crowns and tiaras are taught in this video series. Robin mixes it up with glamour, rustic and shabby chic. Learn to make yoru own versions!
Whimsical Tiara's and Royal Crowns opens Aug. 24.
Laurie May brings you another affordable watercolor class in her ongoing mini series.
So many of us love old rusty trucks. Their faded colors and rusty metals speak of times gone by.
Vintage Old Rusty Trucks opens Sept. 7.
These are only a sampling of the variety of classes Creative Workshops offers. We have been in the business of offering up 24/7 online video art workshops for 7 years now! Our prices are reasonable and our classes are not put up for only a short period of time and then removed. We know you are busy and running a life so we set up our classes to fit your lifestyle and remove the pressure of learning.
Wishing you a creative week!
I'm excited to announce that we are offering our first online class from Down Under! Suzy Quaife, of Suzyqu's Threadworks, finally succumbed to my pleading begging request that she bring us a class from Australia. :) If you are not familiar with Suzy's gorgeous fabric books then you need to visit her blog and be prepared to be overwhelmed in beauty!
Peaceful & Pondering Fabric Lace Book with Suzy Quaife opens Sept. 15, 2015.
If you have a passion for collecting and/or working with old, pre-loved, vintage and antique recycled clothing, beautiful old silks, satins, brocades, textured fabrics, old laces, doilies, trimmings and embellishments such as sari ribbons,, string, threads, fibres and any type of bindings, bits and bobs of treasured jewellery items (even family keepsakes and jewels), rusty items (like hinges) and paper ephemera etc. then this is a class just waiting for you! Shop now!
I hope everyone has been enjoying their July!
Back in April 2014 we announced Diana Frey was retiring her Twisted Sistah class and that the classroom would be left up until Oct. 2014. The classroom was left open a little longer, but as of today the classroom has closed and is no longer accessible. Thanks to all who participated in Diana's class!
While not official by the calendar date I'm pretty sure summer has arrived. So why not grab some online summer projects. Our online classes are mobile so you can take them with you and as always we have 24/7 access.
Two new classes open this month.
Our other June class is Mixed Media Journal Book Cover with Laurie May. Laurie says you can paint it pretty much on anything you want if you don't want to paint it on a book cover. This is one of Lauries $12 classes, so June is our month of wonderfully priced classes. Click HERE and purchase Mixed Media Journal Book Cover now!
And speaking of prices...Check out our On Sale Page in the store for more savings. Carol Berger just put her Heart Chain and Be Still My Heart classes on sale this morning so click on over to the store and save!
We have two fun days this week...so Happy St. Paddy's Day to you today and Happy First Day of Spring on Friday! Spring is my favorite time of the year. Budding trees and flowers, all that new growth, lovely Spring colors. Yep, it's all good
We've thrown a lot of new classes at you for the start of this year. It is always our intent to try and find something that will excite your creative streak. Here is a list of what is still to come and an opening we just had.
These lovely Spring images are all three projects in the Floral Expressions class by Ursula Wollenberg. Class opens April 6. I can see these painted on such a multitude of surfaces! And wouldn't they make lovely gifts?
Laurie May's Dresses on a Clothesline class opens April 13. Definitely another Spring vibe going on here!
We now have over ONE HUNDRED classes listed in our Creative Workshops store! We run the gamut from Altered Art to Zentangle. All our classes are available 24/7 and we don't put up a class for just a few weeks or a couple months because we understand you are busy, life happens and you may not have time to complete a class within a restricted time frame. We've had classes up for a number of years now.
So if you haven't stopped by for a visit, or tried a class, why don't you do it now and treat yourself. You deserve it! :)