Createful Compendium Weekly—Summer is coming!

As summer approaches I have LOTS of studio news and updates to share! (Please find our current calendar of offerings with dates and times below these announcements...)

First, Announcing Extended Art Fix classes 

Beginning in June, Art Fix will now be offered every Thursday afternoon AND Friday afternoon each week.

As usual,  you can take classes on your schedule: Simply purchase a class card and then only register for those classes you can attend. With all Art Fix classes, you are free to take as few or as many sessions as you'd like. Please see our website for details—and don't miss the Special Introductory Offer: Take your first two Art Fix classes for the price of one!

We're going to work on a Special Art Fix Project this summer

We will create a handmade, altered art journal stuffed with pages that flip, fold and burst with collage, lettering and journaling, paint, ink, textiles, ribbons, beads, found ephemera and so much more.

Next week in Art Fix we will create the "bones" of this book and select a personal theme, and then over the summer we will be learning new techniques and creating the "innards" of our books that come from our hearts and our creativity.  By summer's end, we will have created a beautiful and personal handmade, altered art journal that we are sure to treasure.  

(Oh, and as usual with Art Fix, you don't have to work on the featured surface. If you don't want to make a full book you are welcome to create that week's Art Fix project on your own surface of choice instead.)  

And for those who can't make Art Fix on weekdays...


This is a picture of the pieces of a book I will be working on in Art Fix classes (nothing is actually glued down yet as you can probably tell—and it's missing painty yummy layers). But hopefully this gives you some idea of what a handmade, altered art journal can (begin) to look like.

This is a picture of the pieces of a book I will be working on in Art Fix classes (nothing is actually glued down yet as you can probably tell—and it's missing painty yummy layers). But hopefully this gives you some idea of what a handmade, altered art journal can (begin) to look like.

Announcing Summer Art Fix Saturdays

I’m adding four select Saturdays to the calendar over the summer, 10:00am-3:00pm where we will also create handmade, altered art journals (combining several weekday Art Fix classes into these extended hours):

  • June 10
  • July 15
  • Aug 12
  • Sept 9

(Summer Art Fix Saturdays are one low price only and will not be applied to an Art Fix Class Pass. Instead, simply purchase each Summer Art Fix Saturday class at time of registration.)

Spring Cleaning

There's nothing like a good spring cleaning—and that's exactly what's been going on around here lately. The studio is more organized and we're adding new art fodder—collage papers of all kinds and dimensions, fabrics and ribbons and found bits and bobs...

We are also getting a new sewing machine which I hope to put to good use in our classes and art groups and Open Studio (Thread and Paper and Fabric, Oh My!)

And finally, I've spruced up the website and added a few testimonials from some lovely members of the Createful Community both on our home page and our Art Fix page.  

What they say comes from the heart and I can't tell you how much I love this Createful community! 

If you're feeling like you might want to come down to the studio...but you're worried...

Maybe you feel that you don't know how or how to start, or you're not sure if mixed media is for you or maybe your Inner Critic is convincing you that you "can't"—yet there's this inner longing to create: I want to assure you that we are here for you—and you can. 

Jump on over to our website to learn more about our program, read the testimonials...and then I recommend you do two things:

First, sign up for Art Fix and give it a try.

Either Thursday June 1 or Friday June 2 would be excellent days to start, as we will be starting the Handmade, Altered Art Journal project.

Then, to bolster your confidence and give you a nice overview of art journaling and mixed media: 

Take our next Introduction to Art Journaling (Joy) and Mixed Media workshop on Wednesday, June 7, 6-9pm.

If you’re new to creative art-making—or maybe you feel rusty—this introductory workshop will give you a great foundation and inspiration to move forward with the many forms of mixed media art-making as we learn how to collage, how to use acrylic paints and mediums, how to layer with mark making tools—and much more.

***** that's enough with announcements. Thanks for reading this far and I hope to see you soon—

Here's what happening around here at a glance:

This Week: 

Due to Memorial Day weekend, we will be holding Art Fix on WEDNESDAY — tomorrow — and there will not be Art Fix classes the rest of the week. 

Art Fix: Inchies (continued)

Wednesday, 5/24  (12:30-3:30pm)

Art Groups

Tuesday and Thursday evenings


Next Week:

Our new schedule begins...

Art Fix: The Bones of a Handmade, Altered Art Journal

(See more about this very special Art Fix art project below...)

Thursday, 6/1  (12:30-3:30pm)


Friday, 6/2 (2:30-5:30pm)

Art Groups

Tuesday and Thursday evenings

Open Studio Sunday, 6/4 (12:00-3:00)

AND THEN after that - in addition to Art Fix weekday classes and art groups - you can sign up for:

Introduction to Art Journaling (Joy) and Mixed Media

Wednesday, June 7 (6:00pm - 9:00pm)


Summer Art Fix Saturday

Saturday June 10, 10:00am - 3:00pm

To register for any Createful class, workshop or Open Studio go to our Createful Meetup site. 

Learn more about our Art Fix Program or other offerings on our website here.

Have a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend—and hopefully add some creativity into the mix, too!