Once a year my friend and favorite teacher, Bonnie Christine, offers her beloved course, Surface Design Immersion.
February Special Feature
In a special interview, I sat down with Bonnie to discuss what Surface Design (and Surface Pattern Design) is, designing collections, storytelling through design, licensing and earning an income without limits, self doubt and overwhelm, mindset shifts around being an artist, where to start and Bonnie's biggest piece of advice. Enrollment is open through February 22, 2022!
This year, as an affiliate of the Immersion course, I'll also be offering one-on-one calls to the first 10 people that sign up with me as a bonus for using my link. This can be a portfolio review, coaching, mentoring or technical support. Up to you! These will be offered after Immersion wraps up and we can schedule them between May and August. Each one-on-one can be up to an hour. If you were to book this through my site they would be $125 each. Using my sign up link helps me as the small commission allows me more time to paint and design new things!
Whether you are just starting out and want to make something with your hands, have an established art career but need some technical skills to advance your marketing, or are just trying to figure it all out and want some one-on-one mentoring, I'm here to help. Keep scrolling to get started.
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Art, craft, technical design skill or asset building courses prerecorded and ready for you to take at your own pace.
Single or multi-day workshops through local shops or schools, or book me for private team building or event activities.
Over the past three decades since my childhood art making days, I've let my curiosity lead me through multiple degrees, numerous jobs, and countless hours of weekend workshops, online courses and creative retreats. And while over that time I've honed in on making a career from it, I've also never wanted to lose that desire to know and try more, just for the sake of learning. We are all born with creativity in us, and we all deserve space to play and learn.
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Book software sessions by-the-hour to help advance your technical skills in the following Adobe programs: InDesign, Photoshop or Illustrator.
Let's chat! Schedule a video call (or coffee date if you're local) to get feedback, advice or mentoring about your creative goals. Great for recent graduates or those in a career change.
Block Printing Basics:
Textiles at Home
the 2022 lineup!
Let's Build a Texture Library: Creating Your Own Assets
Tips for Textile Designers - Part 1: Color Separation & Recoloring
Create a Catalog: Intro to InDesign for Makers & Small Brands
Punch Needle Basics:
Making Textiles for the Home
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Private creative workshops are an excellent team building event or party activity. Learning in a small group with your friends or colleagues makes it even more fun! Currently offering: Block Printing for Textiles
Click through this fun little gallery of student process from various (pre-covid) workshops! I'm always amazed by the creativity that comes out of these classes!
the first step
Get My Free Starter Guide to Block Printing
The perfect primer for my Block Printing Basics course, launching early 2022.
Ever felt like art supply shopping is overwhelming due to all the choices? In this guide I give you an overview and compare the pros and cons of the most common blocks so you can make the best choice for you when starting out.