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.



Holiday Bazaar Workshop Weekend

Runaway Arts and Crafts Studio

Salem OR

Friday, November 16th thru Sunday, November 18th

Attend ALL four weekend workshops for only $200

Register by calling (503)881-6270


It’s that time of the year to start thinking about Holiday shopping. This year, why not try something different and create your own masterpieces to give as handmade gifts to your friends and loved ones this year? That’s the idea behind the Holiday Bazaar weekend featuring four workshops to check a few people off your list. Instead of going to the bazaar to spend money, we’re bringing it to you!


Holiday Sparkle

Friday, November 16th  6pm – 9pm

$60 or $200 for the entire weekend!


It’s time to learn the techniques for creating your own sparkling jewelry pieces for the Holidays, whether for yourself or to make as gifts! This evening class is for all skill levels to create stunning accessories using ICE Resin. Everyone will complete two different necklaces in class – a Holiday themed bezel using your favorite printed backgrounds and the Faux Dichro technique for making a bezel that is sure to be noticed! This workshop will also focus on adding the perfect embellishments to your pieces including Swarovski crystals, charms and more.


Winter Scenes

Saturday, November 17th  10am – 1pm

$60 or $200 for the entire weekend!


Who says that creating for the Holidays can’t be fun? In this found objects workshop, you’ll create at least two different assemblage pieces from upcycled tins for making ornaments, dioramas or where ever your imagination takes you! There will be a variety of different Holiday themed backgrounds and embellishments to choose from – be sure to bring all that Holiday themed “stuff” you’ve been collecting over the years to personalize your own Winter Scene.


Nostalgic Holidays

Saturday, November 17th  2pm – 6pm

$80 or $200 for the entire weekend!


There’s no better way to make a Holiday scene more nostalgic and rustic looking than working with encaustics – there’s a certain look to the finished piece that can’t be replicated with any other art form! In this workshop, you’ll learn the basics to creating your own mixed media assemblage piece using encaustics (wax) for layering. Choose from Thanksgiving or Christmas themes, or bring your own papers and embellishments for making your own masterpiece.


Kusudama Magic

Sunday, November 18th  11am – 3pm

$40 or $200 for the entire weekend!


Learn the magic of origami in creating Kusudama flowers! In class you’ll master how to create Kusudama flowers that are perfect as embellishments for paper crafting projects or even for making floral arrangements (for Holiday decor or even weddings!). This workshop will focus on creating a Kusudama ball and how to assemble individual flowers to make this stunning project! A variety of Holiday themed papers will be available (Thanksgiving and Christmas) but if you’d like to create your own personalized version, bring at least six sheets of 12 x 12 paper of the same print to the workshop.



AFCI 2019

Phoenix AZ

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Vintage Memories Canvas with Imagine

Workshop #W213

Friday, January 18th 2019   8am – 10:30am

Discover how simple it is to create mixed media masterpieces with your favorite stamping products from Imagine and Tsukineko! Master the simple techniques needed for building color and texture to create this stunning vintage-inspired canvas. Learn how to color and texturize a variety of different surfaces, including metal and other found objects. This class will debut the latest product offerings from Imagine, so don’t miss your chance to be the first to experience the newest products!

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Rustic Layering with Tuskineko

Workshop #W205

Friday, January 18th 2019   12pm – 2:30pm

Discover the endless possibilities of creating layered and textured mixed media masterpieces using the newest innovative products from Tsukineko! This workshop will show just how easy it is to create rustic looking pieces of artwork that can easily be adapted to a variety of different mediums and surfaces. Learn techniques including layering of different textures and surfaces, coloring non-porous surfaces (like metal) and more!

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