My Newest Online Workshop
January 3rd, 2019
10 Months of Discovery,
And Learning and Growing
This wonderful online workshop was filmed at the Saint Louis studio of Artist Mary Beth Shaw by her amazing filming team, and was created so that people who couldn't take my live workshop there in May 2018 could now take an online version!
Mary Beth is now offering wonderful courses through StencilGirl Studio!
Throughout this course we will explore collaging using unique and exciting techniques. First we will create fabulous backgrounds on four sheets of watercolor pages. When they are dry we will add collage elements and stencils to our backgrounds. Finally we will add special touches to each page that will make your pages sing!
Since I am also a designer for StencilGirl Products so it worked perfectly for me to use some of my newest designs in my collages for this workshop!
Book of Trees
In this class, we will delve wholeheartedly into the theme of trees and create a unique mixed media artist book that you will treasure forever!
I have always loved trees.
As a little girl, I would sit under a large eucalyptus tree on the front lawn of our apartment in Santa Monica, California. I would read or work in my journal, writing, and drawing… even making nature observations- things I still love. Back then I longed to live in the country surrounded by trees. Now I live in a small country town in Oregon, and my family and I have planted many trees on our land and watched them grow and thrive along side of us.
The gifts a tree can give are endless… their beauty, their strength and resilience, the way they provide us food and homes for wildlife, and the way they clean our air.
Won’t you join me as I guide and inspire you in the making of a hand made book… inspired by and celebrating your connection to trees?
Together we will collage with papers and fabrics, create textures and layers, and play with color. We will carve and print our own stamps and use images and quotes on the pages of our books. We will stitch and attach beautiful treasures from nature with threads and wire.
I will share with you my creative processes and favorite techniques that will add magic to your pages and I’ll share writing prompts to further your journey of honoring trees.
You will see how… day by day and moment by moment…your handmade book will evolve into a rich compilation of pages that is your very own Book of Trees.
Victory Shields and Wisdom Keepers
Join Me Now and Create Artifacts
Woven Together With Love...
...a unique online workshop just for you!
And a new reduction in price!
If you love creating, making art and having a chance to use all those beautiful treasures that you have found along the way... from sticks and stones to small gathered objects, I will be your guide.
You will create of at least fourteen unique hand-crafted projects that will be beautiful and have special meanings of your journey.
You will discover new tools and new processes as we wrap, stitch and tie, bind, cluster, bundle, wire and collage
And take seemingly unrelated objects
and give them
a new life with a precious core.
Pathways and Wanderings
Come and Wander with Me!I
Now offering a new reduction in Price!
I am very excited to offer you this workshop and fill you with inspiration and creativity that will effect your whole life as an artist and lover of art.
During this go at your own pace workshop, you will create your very own Book of Wanderings...
As we go, we play with new materials and techniques in many smaller, connected projects: we write, make time for inspiration in our studios, slow down and notice light and color, record special moments, and spread beauty onto our pages and into our lives.
the thread that weaves
Several years ago I have been taught this workshop around the Pacific Northwest where I guided my students in the creation of their own beautiful and unique artist book.
The discussions that emerged from my question:
What is the thread that weaves through your art?
have been thought provoking and as individual as the artists themselves.
So with that...
you find that you are thinking about how the thread that weaves
has a place in your life and art.
And if you want to begin or continue to make art
that speaks of all that is you, your past and your present,
your wishes and your dreams,
and make a unique artist book that reflects all of this.
Join me for a go at your own pace online workshop filled with creativity, exploration and inspiration!
Whether you already love it or you want to try observing, writing, drawing, painting, and photographing outside, Nature Journaling online offers new ideas and techniques. You'll collage in conjunction with nature and wildlife and create gorgeous projects that include found objects.
The course enriches creativity and vision and fosters greater observation of the natural world, helping you be more at ease with writing what you see and feel,freeing you to be more perceptive and reflective. I've constructed the course to be for all levels, so first-timers and experienced artists alike can reap the benefits of the beautiful content and inspiring lessons.
Each week's projects include experimenting with painting, drawing, writing, collaging, mixed media, and often photography.
It began in the month of almost summer month of June but could easily work in any season!