Create art you'll love even if the blank canvas scares you!
“I am overwhelmed by the magnitude of this class and where it can take me as an artist. Roben-Marie is so clever. This is not a small workshop because it has the potential to develop into many big things if one should choose to go forward with it.” ~Diane Kirtley
This workshop features 14 instructional videos and 3 hours of instruction. Videos are not available for download. If everything is up-to-date on your IPAD and/or smart phone, there should be no problem using them.
This class is self-paced and all materials are available when you signup!
Join in when you want and finish on your schedule! You have access for as long as you wish so come back to the videos over-and-over for inspiration.
Downloadable Worksheets and Collage Sheets
"I always follow through when I take a class with Roben-Marie because I don't feel overwhelmed and I know I can mess up, and she's just plain fun." ~Peggy McDevitt
“What makes a good teacher? For me it’s organization, details, enthusiasm and setting me up for success. Well, this class is all that and a bag of chips! Being a teacher myself I have high expectations and Roben-Marie lives up to them. Roben-Marie guides you through every step of the way in making these beautiful pieces. I loved her smiles and telling me to relax and have fun. You will not be disappointed! It was so much fun to finish my pieces and be able to hang them in my house and every time I walk by them I smile.” ~Paula Hardesty
Let’s cheer each other on, share our work and connect with each other inside my private community on Facebook. You will find me there for extra guidance and advice.
"I found the class to very liberating working outside an art journal. I really enjoyed the process of working layer after layer and seeing the layers meld together and work into a piece that was unified yet could be deconstructed to make separate pieces of art. I really enjoyed watching Roben-Marie, and listening to her thought process as she moved through each layer. It really helped to take the "fear" away of making a mistake! The class gave me the freedom To take risks, using different supplies and focus on the moment and not be caught up in an end result." ~Lorraine George
“Thank you Roben-Marie for such a detailed yet fun class. I really enjoyed listening to you explain your thought process in each step. It helped me understand the layering process. You have introduced me to some great ideas I’ve never seen used before and can’t wait to try these new techniques.” ~Shawna Strange
Roben-Marie provides ideas, inspiration and quality instruction for hobbyists and art entrepreneurs. She teaches artists from beginners to those making a living from their art through her blog and her popular online workshops.
As an artist, blogger, woman of faith and the owner of Paperbag Studios, LLC, her mission is to serve others and help them get the most out of their art as a hobby, or as a business. Her own desire to learn and unquenchable curiosity keeps her fingers messy and her heart happy.
Roben-Marie has been an artist for the last ten years, and is self-taught, so she believes that anyone can cultivate their creative spark. She’s taught mixed media art workshops and retreats across the U.S. and her work has been featured in countless books and industry magazines including: Journal It!, The Artist Unique, Creative Letting Workshop, Art Saves, Exhibition 36, Journal Revolution, A World of Artist Journal Pages, 1000 Artist Journal Pages, "Somerset Studio," "Art Journaling," "Green Craft," "Artist' Cafe," "Artful Blogging," "Legacy," "Somerset Memories," "Somerset Life," "Somerset Apprentice" and "Somerset Gallery."
NOTE: Once you register, a more comprehensive supplies list will be provided where I include all items I use. Keep in mind that you can substitute many items for what you have.
Construction Paper: 12 x 18
Three Art Board panels:
Artist Panel - 5x5, 3/8" canvas texture
Artist Panel - 6x6, 3/8" canvas texture
Artist Panel - 8x8, 3/8" canvas texture
UHU Glue Stick
Kabnet Dry Wax Paper - you can use wax paper, freezer paper or parchment paper. I use it as my paint palette.
Scrap papers - text, book, catalogs, magazines, etc. I use the Anthropologie catalog but you can use any kind (think Better Homes and Garden, House Beautiful, Coastal Living, etc.)
Faber Castell GRIP Pencil
White Charcoal Pencil
3 pieces of copy paper
Golden Extra Heavy Gel Medium
Liquitex Matte Medium
Caran d’Ache Classic Neocolor II
Stabilo Marks All Pencil Black
Beeswax - can use blocks or pellets.