Waaaaaay back in 2003, I was visiting some friends in Portland and spent an afternoon at Powell’s Books (a.k.a. “The 8th Wonder of the World”). It was there that I found a book called Collage Discovery Workshop, which a decade later is still on my Desert Island List, and which I credit for taking me from “stamper” to “multi-media crafter.” That book was, of course, written by the amazing Claudine Hellmuth, whose delightful art has been inspiring me for ten years now. Claudine has a way of breaking down mixed-media techniques that makes them so much fun and so completely un-intimidating that you truly can’t wait to try ’em out!
Claudine also happens to be a fabulous teacher and downright awesome lady, and when she asked me to contribute a project to her upcoming Technique Toolbox class through Big Picture Classes, I… well, when I finished jumping up and down with excitement, I said “YES!” about a dozen times. This is going to be EPIC:
Create a faux tintype image transfer, make art with Elmer’s glue and a plastic bag, create a gesso chalkboard—these are just a few of the amazing techniques featured in this class! Technique Toolbox is your chance to brush up on these (and 22 more) mixed-media techniques with nationally known collage artist and illustrator Claudine Hellmuth as your guide.Technique Toolbox consists of 25 instructional videos and 25 professionally designed “recipe cards” that outline each technique. You’ll file these printable recipes inside an adorable handmade toolbox you’ll create in class. And, that’s not all! Claudine has invited 20 fellow artists and crafters to create exclusive projects with her techniques, giving you plenty of ideas for creative, real-world applications—from scrapbook pages to wall décor.
To read the rest of the class description and to register, click right here!
(Holy cats, I’m in AMAZING company!!!)
I’ll be taking Claudine’s Technique Toolbox class myself, and I so hope you’ll join me! We’ll have a blast and learn a lot of clever stuff that we’ll use in our art for years to come. It all begins on July 15, and we’ll get five week’s worth of art-y goodness!
Have a fantastic day!