paper mache

Mixed Media Make and Take Workshop

Make Your Own Mixed Media Gifts Workshop

Join me for an afternoon of making presents with presence! 

Create gifts that are uniquely yours and no prior art experience is necessary!  All materials are included! We can make boxes, books, frames, bottles, plaques, decorations and ornaments. And of course you can bring all those fabrics and papers and objects that you have collected but were not sure what to do with. I will help you make them into original, gorgeous hand-made gifts that you and your friends will adore. All levels of art experience are welcomed. Ages 10 to 110

The facts:

What's included:

  • 3 Projects- One large, one medium, one small
  • Fabrics, paper, ribbons, tissue papers, book pages
  • Matte medium and a brush

What to bring:

  • Good scissors
  • Free spirit, sense of adventure and your friends!!

Optional accessories:

  • Your own objects that you would love to try collage on: boxes, books, frames, bottles, plaques, decorations and ornaments. Check out the photos for ideas
  • Your own fabrics, papers, ribbons, tissue papers, art work: grab them all!
  • Any specialty paints that you might want to decorate with

Email me with any questions. Class size is limited to 10. Email me if you are interested in another day or repeat class on Sunday.

Fabric Bowls

This past weekend was project weekend in our house. I found a fabulous paper mache project online from Bread & Buttons that both my 8 year old and I just had to try. We love how they came out! Nate’s bowl is the blue and yellow bowl and mine is the orange and red. We both worked on them together but we each made independent design choices.  Nate chose yellows (his favorite) and blues- the colors of Cub Scouts and the Madeira flag. I chose oranges (my favorite) and the fabric that has the fabulous little drawings of young boys on them. The boy at the bottom of the bowl completely reminds me of Nate when he was young. The boy on the side is Nick pulling out his tooth 2 weeks ago.  Who said bowls should have to hold water anyways?  We voted process on Bread & Buttons and we had so much fun!