Saturday, May 7, 2016

new class schedule...

is posted on the paper anthology website, woohoo! so if you're in or around central nj* check it out, won't you? there are some wonderful classes in may and june that i'm not teaching, and two pretty good ones (at least, i hope so!) that i am. multiple dates and times, so consult the class info page for details! meanwhile, here are my official pics and blurbs:

Layer Palooza**
Join Lauren for a fun and funky exploration of mixed media collage techniques. We’ll build three 5×7″ torn paper backgrounds, then add texture, color, doodles and –of course– bling! We’ll ask and answer a lot of questions, such as, “Does texture paste go under or over ink?” (YES!) and “Did I just ruin this?” (NO!!!) We’ll play and experiment and yes… we’ll make mistakes …then figure out how to fix them! Bring your spirit of adventure and wear washable clothing! :) Please bring you basic class kit, including a good GLUESTICK! (Lauren will have plenty of supplies for everyone, but students are welcome to bring their own favorite collage ingredients, ink colors, gelatos or stencils if they’d like to. You may also work in your art journal or sketchbook if you’d prefer.)

Washi Wonderland 2***
Join Lauren and her amazing (or appalling?!) collection of washi tape, where we’ll prove it’s hip to be square by making two 6×6″ cards with their own uniquely gorgeous handmade envelopes. We’ll combine tape with a little bit of vintage paper and a whole lot of clever cutting (none of it by hand, though!) to create two cards perfect for dads, grads or just about anyone else. Make your cards using exactly the same ingredients as the samples… or branch out and experiment with different colors and patterns! Please bring your basic class kit. If you have an Envelope Punch Board please bring it along! (If you don’t have an Envelope Punch Board, Lauren apologizes in advance for the fact that you’ll TOTALLY WANT ONE after this!!!) :)

*paper anthology is located in morris county, nj; at 717 us highway 46, in kenvil, to be exact; here's a mapquest map of that location!
**yes, i make up my own class names; yes, i'm horrible at it, sorry!
***told ya i'm horrible at names! :)


  1. Love those washi cards. Hope you have lots of students.

  2. Oh my goodness, I want to move to NJ, these are fabulous. The classes should be full.

  3. Soooo wish I could join you Lauren for the mixed media course! Mixed media is the best because it is so hard to pick. JUST ONE! so everything please!! have you ever read the book beautiful oops? because it needs to happen if not! I can assure 100% s.a.t.i.s.f.action. Are those water colour doodles i wander??? gosh they are beautiful. suzy x


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