It’s creative playtime for adults in these classes!

mug for blogIt’s been nearly two years since I’ve taught classes in our studio/shop. I enjoyed the break but recently felt that urge to jump back in. I’m happy to say a terrific opportunity just opened up and I’m taking it.

I’ve joined the Brighton Art Guild, a group full of so many talented artists, and a perk of membership is the availability to use their classroom alongside other teachers from the Guild.

I’ve been able to prepare for a couple of classes quickly and you’ll find them listed here: Linda’s Shop.

It’s quick and easy to purchase a class and you’ll also see the dates, times, and supply list. All of these classes are currently taught upstairs (there is no elevator) in the CoBACH Center. You’ll also find a link to the Brighton Art Guild; be sure to check out the great classes from other instructors.

My first offerings are Art Journal Adventure, which is a four-week series. We’ll play with paints, inks, stencils, gesso – all sorts of fun stuff. It begins Tuesday, July 24. It can be messy so be sure to bring an apron or wear an old shirt.art journal 4

Scrap your Stash is a very popular offering because it uses stuff you already have in your stash! We make one 12X12 layout using your papers and embellishments. 20150314_225852It sometimes is an original layout, at other times Pinterest-inspired. The point is I show you how to make your stash work for you. We alter paper and learn to create many of our own embellies for these designer-style pages that usually use only one or two photos. The first Scrap your Stash class runs 6-8 p.m. Monday, July 30. There is a Scrap your Stash Marathon scheduled from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12 as well.

Join me in some creative playtime and help spread some happy scraps! Look up class offerings with dates and times at Linda’s Shop and Follow me on Facebook by liking my page for the latest updates.

 

 

Reminder: End of Summer retreat – Aug. 23-25

End of Summer RetreatCome spend the weekend with me at the comfortable and cozy Sunset Shores in Clare, Michigan for the End of Summer retreat Aug. 23-25!

You’ll spend this weekend playing and learning some of my favorite tried-and-true techniques from a few of my favorite books: Transfers and Altered Images, Surface Treatment workshop and Image Transfer Workshop. These are books I have referred to over and over again and techniques that you’ll learn to love and want to use in your own projects.

We’ll spend Friday and part of Saturday exploring so many exciting ways to alter and transform paper, and create image transfers and gel skins. Saturday evening and Sunday you’ll take what you’ve learned and create your very own journal or mini book.

Participants will enjoy their stay in one of four cozy cottages (3 to a cottage).

Retreat cost is $285 per person and includes, housing, meals, snacks and beverages, and most supplies (participants are required to bring basic tools). Register with PayPal or Credit Card for your space at Etsy: LindaNeffDesigns

Checks can be mailed direct – email me for address: lneffscraps@gmail.com

Come join the fun!