Workshops & Events

One of my true passions is having the honor of teaching workshops in a variety of venues – at retail stores, international trade shows and at art retreats. My role of an educator is to inspire and share my vast knowledge with my students. My teaching philosophy is simple – to give students the knowledge, show and explain techniques and how to use use products, and give hands on experience so that they can create their own masterpieces.

Creative Jumpstart 2020

I’m excited to share with you that I am one fo the “Jumpstarters” who have created an online tutorial for Creative JumpStart, a one-of-a-kind community event to jumpstart your creativity in 2020. The Theme this year is “Super Power”.

We asked our crew of Mixed Media Artists and Crafters: what is your artistic Super Power? Is it a tool or technique that helps you achieve your unique style? Is it a way of thinking, organizing, or planning that leads up to a finished piece? Is it something else entirely? What Super Power do you use to create? Our artist teachers have created mixed media lessons that share this insight with YOU – so you can try these Super Powers yourself in your own artmaking.

There is no doubt about it: art can be beautiful, personal, and really fun to make. It can capture a once-in-a-lifetime moment, feeling, or idea. And artists can influence everything from the walls of a home to world events. If you think about it, creativity really is a Super Power! Whether you are creating simply for the joy it brings you or creating to share your ideas with others, that is a pretty awesome pursuit.

Join us for this 9th year of CJS and learn how different Mixed Media Artists and Crafters translate our theme into their own work, sharing with you their creative process, techniques, tips, tricks, and ideas on how to develop your own style.

You get 31 DOWNLOADABLE videos for $60 (USD). It’s a great value – at only $1.93 per video it’s a collection of tutorials that you can keep forever, over 5 hours of unique content!

How does it work? Each day throughout the month of January, a new video posted in the online classroom. Participate in the classroom comments, ask questions and post comments, show and share your interpretation of the projects in the Show and Tell to get the most from the CJS community. There are exclusive giveaway events, access to project supply lists, and additional special features to inspire you. The classroom will be open until the middle of November 2020 and the videos can be downloaded in the classroom and then kept forever!

Join the 31 artists we call “JumpStarters” as they reveal their creative secrets. They’ll be bringing their unique style and favorite media and techniques to the classroom to share with you.

For only $60 you’ll get:

  • A series of 31 technique- and project-based videos from 31 artists from around the world.
  • Each video is about 10 minutes long for a total total of over 5 hours of video content
  • Downloadable videos – download before November 2020 to enjoy them forever.
  • Information about new creative and innovative products and techniques you might not have used before.
  • Inspiration to jumpstart your own artwork
  • Methods to translate artwork by others into your own style.

If you’re looking for new ideas and inspiration, Creative JumpStart is for you!


Who is this workshop for?

This workshop is for the Mixed Media Hobby Artist who wants to jumpstart their creativity in a wide field of projects, techniques and mediums. It is suited for beginners to intermediate artists – with a couple projects for the advanced audience. From lots of Art Journaling and mixed media based ideas, from project-based videos to inspirational videos, to technique-based videos – there is something for everyone!

And to keep things even more exciting, we have a series of giveaways from our official CJS20 sponsors. These art and craft product companies are offering chances to win products and gift cards but you must enter by February 8, 2020.

Register for Creative Jumpstart 2020

Online Workshops

That’s right – I’m taking my most popular workshops to a new venue, online!

Be sure to sign up for my newsletter (at the bottom of this page) to be the first to learn when these exciting workshops will be available.

While the finishing touches are being put on the first series of workshops, be sure to check out the video tutorials found on or on the ArtNewWave You Tube channel.