Live Classes



Nadchodzące warsztaty - upcoming classes:

6-7 September 2014 - Trondersaksa Event, Trondheim, Norway - more details here!
13-14 September 2014 - Classes in Middlesbrough, UK - details here (sold out)
26-28 September 2014 - Scr@p! Event - UK contact: s.c.r.a.p@live.com
4-5 October 2014 - Classes in Middlesbrough, UK - details here
7-9 November 2014 - Stockholm Scrapclass, Sweden - more details and bookings here!
22-23 November 2014 - Lyon, Francedetails here SOLD OUT

Coming (more info coming soon):
18 October 2014 - Classes in Chorzow, Poland
24-26 October 2014 - Classes in Slovenia 
29-30 November 2014 - Artist Trading Post - UK
6-7 December 2014 - Timbroscrapmania, Rome - Italy



Available classes' descriptions


New in 2014:







Paper-based classes:

Industrial Baroque - range of classes
Paper Layout Classes based on mixedmedia and scrapbookintg techniques. Their common part is multi-layering, richness of techniques. using a wide range of mediums and loads of  elements to create one-of-a kind, personalized project. Industrial Baroque is time for making your fingers dirty, creativity flowing and pushing the boundaries of your imagination. 


Grunge is a style, which is, in my opinion, the essence of creative fun and freedom: you can put almost everything on your project and be happy with the effect you got. You may give as much or as little elements as you want, you may use medias and inks… Grunge is usually considered as “boyish” or “men” style, but I'd like to convince you that it also as the more feminine, crazy, eclectic side – let's call it “industrial baroque”.
 During classes I will try to convince you that creating a grungy, eclectic layout is not hard at all - and the only boundaries you have are those made by your imagination! I will make you look again at your embellishments and how you possibilities of using everyday objects as a part of your composition, giving them the uniqueness, personal touch and grungy style. I will show you finished projects and share my experiences from the creative process. On each class I will create with the students a full size layout including products from well known manufacturers and demonstrate possibilities of mixing different medias, scrapbooking supplies and found objects to get baroque look of your project.
"Industrial Baroque" is a perfect combination of fun, experiment and playing with composition, color and texture.
Usual class time: about 4 h. 


Classes from "Industrial Baroque" range:

Paper based mixedmedia class with masking and layering, spraying, gel mediums, acrylic and metallic paints and pastes toghether with hard, grungy and steampunk elements ina good company of lace and flowers. The "heaviest" look in the range!


Paper based mixedmedia class with layering, sprays, gel medium and gesso together with a wide selection of grungy and soft embellishments such as lace, doilies, flowers - all mixed together to get unique harsh and soft look!


Paper based mixedmedia class with layering, stamping, sprays, tea stain and a touch of metallic paint together with a wide selection of inspiring embellishments which will provide lighter, but the most "vintage" look in the range. 


Other paper layout classes:



"Colorology" 
- Mixed-media Paper Layout class focused on creative using of color mediums, stamps and adhesives to build rich, multi-layered, detailed compositions.


What can be better than a combination of inking, spraying, colour-dripping and layering? All these techniques give you the option of creating your own scrapbook page design starting from the bottom and finishing on the top! This bunch of fun ideas based on pigments and spraying, gesso, pencil drawing and stamping will make your scrapbook page rich, artsy, colorful and unique and together we will go through all the steps starting from the customized background, through crazy paper-scraps and fabric layering and finishing on personal touches on your embellishments: all this in easy to follow small steps. I'll share my experience and help you create balanced mixed-media scrapbooking page with a lot of negative space, color, texture and creative freedom. You will have a chance to get familiar with some of my favorite art and scrapbooking supplies and make your fingers inky! Join the fun :)



"Space-Media-Dimension" - 
- Mixedmedia Paper Layout Class ( with paper cut outs, scraps, painting, spraying, stamping, layering... and more!) 

Are you a bit bored with traditional, organized and embellishment – filled scrapbook pages? How about a small change... customized backgrounds, lots of negative space, freestyle artsy look?
During this class I will share my experience and guide you in creating fun, mixed-media and paper based layout made with lots of paper scraps, die-cuts, leftovers from your table together with paint, inks, sprays... We will discover the advantages of negative space, embrace imperfection of splashes and ripped paper, we will play with crazy layers and non conventional embellishments. We will explore the possibilities of using Sizzix dies and paper cut-outs...
Feel the freedom of creating, be more adventurous and play with techniques taken straight from the art-journal and adapted for scrapbooking page. Don't miss the chance and joint he fun!
Usual class time: about 3 h.


"Grungy Magic" - 
- Mixedmedia Paper Layout Class ( with gel texture, paper scraps, painting, spraying... and more!)

This paper layout class is based on mixedmedia and scrapbooking techniques such as using little scraps of paper for basic composition, wide range of mediums and texture tools as well as lots of embellishments to create one-of-a kind, personalized project.
The final project is texture heavy, lively and grungy in one: it is which is the essence of creative fun and freedom: you can put almost everything on your project and be happy with the effect you got – the imagination is the limit! During this class I will share my experience in building composition, background and adding final touches to the page, I will try to convince you that creating a grungy, eclectic layout is possible with all kinds of supplies – it's great moment to look again at your embellishments! I will try to inspire you to discover possibilities of using art supplies such as sprays, gels and paint giving your scrapbooking pages the uniqueness, personal touch and new look. I will show finished projects and share my experiences from the creative process and I will create with the students a full size layout including products from well known manufacturers. I will demonstrate possibilities of mixing different medias, using tools, scrapbooking supplies and flea market objects.
This class is is a perfect combination of fun, experiment and playing with composition, color and texture.
Usual class time: about 4 h.


"Inky Memories"
- Mixedmedia Paper Layout Class ( with paper, gesso, stamping, painting, spraying... and more!)

We all have our favorite, old family photos, which surely deserve to be exposed in a really unique layout, with your own mixed media „personal touch”. Aren't you tired with traditional, multi-paper scrapbooking projects and popular embellishments? Let me inspire you with some really cool ideas for creative, totally customized backgrounds – and - I promise – you will love the process of making them! You really don't need more than some ink, gesso, paint and paper to create an interesting composition! Let yourself to play with sprays, inks, stamps, pencils and watercolors and look through your stash in search for embellishments that you've already forgotten or didn't know how to use. Collect some old fabric, trims and paper tape and have great fun - the possibilities of using these supplies are truly amazing... and I'm sure you'l love the effect!

During this class I will share with you my experiences in creating non-conventional old-photo layouts or pages based on my favorite ink techniques: painting and drawing, spraying, ink-dropping, multi-layered stamping and distressing. I'll show you several finished projects which will inspire you to experiment with colors and textures, I will and give some tips about layout composition and page balance. I'll tell you more about creating and customizing embellishments, using vintage or flea market findings and I will show you some possibilities of using such supplies as lace, canvas, fabric and paper tape. During this class we will create together full size layout based on stamps, gesso and color products from well known manufacturers.
Make a vintage scrapbooking page or journal page with a color twist, play with layers and texture – it is so fun! Don't be afraid to express yourself.... and get your fingers dirty with ink!
Usual class time: about 4 h


"Pretty in Grunge"
Mixedmedia Paper Layout Class based on Prima products and media techniques such as stamping, spraying, using gel medium and acrylic based paints.
This class is based on mixedmedia and scrapbookintg techniques such as multi-layering, using a wide range of mediums and loads of elements to create one-of-a kind, personalized project. The project we will make is grungy instyle, which is the essence of creative fun and freedom: you can put almost everything on your project and be happy with the effect you got. You think you are more "romantic and flowery" person? I will try to convince you that creating a grungy, eclectic layout is possible with all kinds of supplies - and the only boundaries you have are those made by your imagination! I will make you look again at your embellishments and how you possibilities of using everyday objects as a part of your composition, and giving your scrapbooking supplies the uniqueness, personal touch and new look. I will show you finished projects and share my experiences from the creative process and I will create with the students a full size layout including products from well known manufacturers (such as: Prima, Ranger, Luminarte and more!) and demonstrate possibilities of mixing different medias, scrapbooking supplies and found objects to get rich look of your project. 
"Pretty in Grunge" is a perfect combination of fun, experiment and playing with composition, color and texture.Usual class time: about 4 h. 



Canvas-based classes:


Overemotional - Mixed-media Collage on double canvas. Great chance to get friendly with gels, gesso, sprays, pencils and a touch of stamping. 

For me collage is one of the most natural ways of communicating my moods, thoughts and emotions – maybe that's why I keep using my own face for most of my projects. I love the process of creating the “costume” and “scenery” for the actors in my small collage theater – and I want you to try it too! “Overemotional” is a canvas project wit more air and negative space yet rich in details and layers. You will be able to try combining such material as fabric, lace, flowers with metal and plastic objects and grungy findings of all kinds to create textured, rich composition as well as trying techniques based on heavy gel, gesso, sprays and stamping – all this to create one, unique project. I'll help you to create balanced composition and getting the best effects sharing my experience and creating new full project with you step-by-step. You will be able to choose colors reflecting your taste and personality and experiment with stamping, coloring and using pencils and watercolor pencils for the finishing touches. “Overemotional are 4h of pure creative fin in your fingers dirty in gesso, inks and paints – you can't miss it!
All the elements, paints and mediums are provided – this project is suitable both for advanced and beginning students.
Class time: about 4 h.


DaydreamerMixed-media Collage Class on canvas. Selection of intriguing techniques based on  found objects or embellishments, texture, gels, black gesso, pigments and acrylic paints.

„Daydreamer” is mixedmedia collage portrait on canvas created in my signature style: rich composition with deep, contrasting colours, light and shadow and finally  focusing on a touch of beautiful, metallic glazes. This class will take you for a journey through the range of intriguing and  versatile mixed-media techniques  such as heavy embellishing, using gel mediums, spraying and shimmering acrylic paints giving you a possibility of playing and experimenting in the inspiring creative process. This is not only the chance to try a bit different way of composing and organizing your project but also finding a way of using the supplies we all have somewhere close in our reach: in our studios, kitchens, garages, gardens... with the presented techniques all these options are possible...and there is a high chance you will never throw away a piece of plastic, metal or fabric away!
During this 4h long class I will share my experience in creating rich, multi-layered projects and help you create your own collage breaking the whole process into small, easy to follow steps. I'll explain the tools, paints and mediums we will be using and give tips how to get the best possible results.  We'll make our fingers dirty and get some creative wind in our hair together – there are no limits in creativity!
All the elements, paints and mediums are provided – this project is suitable both for advanced and beginning students.
Class time: about 4 h.



Imagine
- Mixedmedia Canvas Class (with fabric, gel mediums, gesso, glitter sprays ...and more!)
Do you ant to create really artsy, dimensional nad grungy collage, but you don’t have “suitable supplies?” That is not a problem! The most important thing in creative proces is using imagination. We are surrounded by inspiring objects, which we can use for creating art of different kinds. Try to look around – and you’ll find real treasures in your own house! Remember there are no boundaries: you may give as much or as little elements as you want, you may use medias, paint and inks…and whatever comes to your mind too! Don’t be afraid to mix and blend and let your imagination free – it is pure fun!
During this workshop I will guide you to create your own mixed-media canvas, including my favorite set of embellishments and textures, colored with my favorite paints and mixed-media products. I’ll demonstrate possibilities of mixing different supplies such as gesso, gel medium, spray paint, scrapbooking embellishments and found objects to get layers, details and unique, grungy look on your project.
This workshop is suitable for beginners and advanced students (really!) – let’s get our fingers dirty together!
Class time: about 4 h.



Everyday Treasures
Mixed-media shadowbox class with lots of techniques including gel mediums, inks, paint and more! Great fun with found objects and pure creativity.

We are surrounded by inspiring objects: at work or at home, in the city and in the countryside – there are things which are usually not visible for us…they are too common, too plain to be noticed.
But try to look around, open your eyes wider – I’m sure you’ll find real treasures all around you, and all of them have their own stories which want to be told!
Take a second look in the drawer, check your attic, search through the wardrobe…or visit the flea market – the possibilities are endless and your creativity will amaze you – just give the chance to yourself and the little everyday treasures from your neighborhood.
There are no boundaries in creating mixed media projects: you may give as much or as little elements as you want, you may use medias, paint and inks…and whatever comes to your mind too! Don’t be afraid to mix and blend and let your imagination free – it is pure fun!
During this workshop I’ll try to convince you that beauty can be found everywhere – and it is waiting to be discovered.
I’ll guide you to create your own mixed-media shadowbox, based on my favorite layering techniques and choice of embellishments, colored with a wide range of color products.
I’ll demonstrate possibilities of mixing different medias like gel mediums, paint, ink, scrapbooking supplies and found objects to get interesting layers and details on the unique grungy project.
This workshop is suitable both for beginners and advanced crafters
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Art-Journal classes:

Have you ever thought about having your own, intimate space which will be just for you – without pressure, without fear and competition? Maybe yo feel you want to have more fun, to try new things and play with techniques... or you need a place for your personal notes, sketches, memos? Or maybe you are an idea collector? All this and more you can put in your Art Journal! How cool is this?
Journals are best friends of creative people: they love experiments and new techniques, they are good listeners and always have time for you. You can take them wherever you go. Journals are never in bad mood – and they never say that your project is not good enough or not creative. Working in journal is fun, easy... and liberating. There are no strict rules, no boundaries, just freedom. All the meanings and the ideas are taken straight from the heart: you can realize all the crazy plans simply because it is YOUR Journal and you create just for yourself.


Black Beauty Journal – cover
Mixed-media style decorated journal cover including techniques based on inks, black gesso, spraying and iridescent effects to get beautiful, dramatic dark look


What is great about journals is they are absolutely personal projects, reflecting our taste, personality, showing the evidences of our ups and downs. They are great place for crazy experiments or personal notes, they can be our best friends and patient listeners. But what about journal covers? I believe they shouldn't be left behind! How about decorating them with mixed-media techniques which not only will turn your book into little personal artwork but will also be durable enough to protect your beautiful pages and survive traveling, sending – or just hard creative time in your studio? During this class I'll show you a couple of my ideas for altering the raw journal cover – based on using black gesso, inks, sprays and iridescent paints which will turn your cover into real Black Beauty! You will have a chance to use some of my favorite supplies and get more friendly with texture, rich embellishing and using a lot of black color – which for some of people is not easily accepted in projects. I will share my experience and break he whole process in small steps to make it fun and easy to follow and I can promise that we will have great time getting our fingers dirty! 
This 4h class may be accompanied with full 4h of journaling techniques focusing on texture, watercolor effects, painting and embellishing.All the elements, paints and mediums are provided – this project is suitable both for advanced and beginning students.
Class time: 4h



"Grungy Spell Book" - cover
Mixed media class (with creating heavy texture, gels, metallic paints...and more!)

Journals are not only about pages – altering the cover of the book is an important part of the creative process, making the frame, closing (or opening?) the composition. Cover should reflect the owners emotions and personality as well as the book's content – which is a great reason to try some inspiring techniques and create something unique, magical and 100% fun.
During this class I'll tell you about my ideas for journaling, and share my ideas how to alter a raw journal to get appealing and durable mixed media cover based on a bunch of my favorite techniques such as creating texture with gels and stencils, grungy embellishments and found objects and painting. I'll show you different effect you can get using media such as acrylic paint together with multipurpose glues or varnish.
After the class you will have your own art journal which will reflect your taste and a big dose of inspiration: I'll do my best to share my experience, give tips and I'll try to convince you to leave traditional, conventional thinking and go more bold and artsy. It is possible you will be surprised what you can do with medias and tools which you already have in your kit or at home!
This 4h class may be accompanied with full 4h of journaling techniques. All the elements, paints and mediums are provided – this project is suitable both for advanced and beginning students.
Class time:  4 h


Teabag Journal - cover
Mixed-media journal class (with recycling, teabag art, scraps, gesso, sprays, stamps, and more! )


During this journal class I'll show you how to alter useful, handy Art Journal to create unique, artistic piece.Together we'll make inspiring mixed media cover including a bunch of my favorite techniques like stamping, using lace, paper scraps and found objects including such uncommon elements as teabags. I'll try to convince you to use different medias like gel medium or multipurpose glues and I'll show you the different possibilities of using spray paint and watercolors and soft pencils – not only for spraying but also traditional painting and creating shades.

To sum up - you'll start your own, art journal which will reflect your taste and personality and you'll get a big dose of inspiration: I'll do my best to share my experience, give tips and I'll try to convince you to leave traditional, conventional thinking – you will be surprised what you can do with medias and tools which you probably already have in your kit or at home!
This 4h class may be accompanied with full 4h of journaling techniques. All the elements, paints and mediums are provided – this project is suitable both for advanced and beginning students.

Class time: 4h


Complementary journaling classes: 


"Spell Book Pages"  - mixed-media techniques for journalers and scrapbookers!

During this full-lenght class I'll share with you some of my journal projects and a bunch of my favorite techniques based on using masks, stamps, embossing and layering. 
Together we will create different texturized background gathering information about using such mediums as heavy gel, gesso, pigments, sprays and embossing powder. We will focus on techniques useful both for journalers and scrapbookers tips and non-conventional ideas such as using thread or tea builiding 3 double, technique-packed pages- all with a touch of grungy, artsy style. 
This class is one big creative, messy fun! You may be surprised what you can do with the supplies you probably already know... or you never thought about before... Let yourself play and think outside the box – why not?


"Freestyle Journal"
Freestyle journal class with stamping, layerening, spraying, staining, dropping.... and more!

During this full-lenght class I'll share with you some of my journal projects and a bunch of my favorite techniques like multilayered stamping, creating texture and dimension using lace, paper scraps and die-cuts, different kinds of tape, masks and such uncommon elements as old shop receipts. I'll try to convince you to use different medias like gesso, acrylic paint, Distress Stains or multipurpose glues and I'll show you the different possibilities of using sprays – not only for spraying but also traditional painting and creating shades and I 'll guide you to such crazy technique as finger painting and playing with splatters.
In this class we will create toghether, step-by-step,  4-5 double journal pages trying the new ideas and techniques and having a lot of creative, messy fun! You may be surprised what you can do with the supplies you probably already know...Let yourself play and think outside the box!
Class time: about 3,5-4h

Other Journal Projects:

"Prima Goes Inky I"

Journals are best friends of creative people: they love experiments and new techniques, they are good listeners and always have time for you. You can take them wherever you go. Journals are never in bad mood – and they never say that your project is not good enough or not creative. Working in journal is fun, easy... and liberating. There are no strict rules, no boundaries, just freedom. All the meanings and the ideas are taken straight from the heart: you can realize all the crazy plans simply because it is YOUR Journal and you create just for yourself... and let making the cover of your new friend – journal – be the first step!

During this class we'll paint and embellish Prima mixed - media book using sprays, paint, gesso and gel mediums -
I will guide you to create your own, personalized cover. I will share my favorite techniques including using found objects and Prima embellishments, creating and textures, colored with various paint product from such named brands as Ranger. I’ll demonstrate possibilities of mixing different medias, gesso, scrapbooking supplies and found objects to get layers, details and unique, grungy look. It's pure fun – and a promise of even more great moments with your new Art Journal!

Perfect match - Prima goes Inky II: 


Journal class with lots of inspiring technigues including splashing, painting, spraying, playing with stamps, cenvas resist, tapes and gesso. You can't miss this one!


Mini Class: 

"Mechanical Garden" - dimensional cards
Greeting cards are the best way of expressing our feelings, ending wishes and personal messages to people we love, admire or are grateful to. Each card contains a piece of the personality of the person who made it - that makes them so unique and special.
 During this class I'd like to encourage you to try creating cards my way - with lots of layers, texture, variety of supplies. I love to mix beautiful, delicate floral elements with vintage papers and a bit industrial, metal embellishments to create one and only "botanical-mechanical" composition - and so can you!
I will guide you step-by-step through he process of creating 2 inspiring, 3D cards based on my products from Prima Marketing, 7 Dots studio and creative using of Sizzix dies. You will play with various techniques such as distressing, inking, layering, spraying - all in one to get the richness of elements and look which will be suitable for both masculine and feminine projects.


Retired classes:








ARCHIVES:


8-10 August 2014 - Event in Turku, Finland
July 2014 - Classes in USA and Canada - more details here
2-3rd July 2014 - The Inked Stamper, St Albert, Alberta - Canada
 5-6th July 2014 - Clipper Street, Langley, British Columbia - Canada
 8-10th July 2014 - Scrapbook Centrale Dollard des Ormeaux, Quebec - Canada
12-13th July - Scrapbook Tendance Quebec City, Quebec - Canada
16-17th July - Queen’s Ink Savage, Maryland - USA
19-20th July - Donna Downey Studios Huntersville, North Carolina - USA
26-27th July - Pages in Time Lincoln, Nebraska - USA


13-15 June 2014 - Classes in Allesund, Norway - more info here!

31 May - 1st June 2014 - Art from the Heart, UK - more info here

24-25 May 2014 - Classes at De Scrapheap - Netherlands - more info here!


26th April 2014 - Classes in Dublin, Ireland - more info here!


5-6 April 2014 - Classes in Bikuben, Oslo - Norway more info here!


29-30 March 2014 - Classes in Provence, France more info here!

22-23 March 2014 - Classes in Normandy, France - more info here!

15-16 March 2014 - Scrap and Pearl Event in Stockholm, Sweden more info here!

8-9 February 2014 - Scrapbook Werkstatt, Germany - more info here

18-19 January 2014 - Absolutley Everything, Topsfield, Massachusetts - USA - more info here

8-9 January 2014 - ArtVenture in Anaheim, California - USA - more info and bookings here

7-8 December 2013 - Classes in Rome, Italy - more info here

30 November/1 December 2013 - Classes at Artist Trading Post, Derbyshire, UK - more info here!

23-24 November 2013 - Classes in Scraphouse, Barcelona, Spain more info here!


25-27 October 2013 - Scraptastic Event in Belgium - more info here!

18-20 October 2013 - Stockholm Scrapclass, in Stockholm, Sweden - more info and bookings here!

5-6 October 2013 - Classes at Damselfly Crafts, Glasgow, UK - bookings here!

28-29 September 2013 - Classes in Tours, France - more info and bookings here!


22 September 2013 - Classes in Cork, Ireland - Cardz'n'Scrapz - info here!

31August-1st September 2013 - Snazzy's - Classes in Wiltshire, UK - website

15-18 August 2013 - ProzART - creative escape in Poland - more info here!

July-August  2013 - Tour in USA and Canada - more info here!

25-26 May 2013 - Classes in Brasil - Yummy's Scrap Weekendmore info here!

8-9 June 2013 - classes in Massy near Paris - more info here!

11-12 May 2013 - Classes in The Netherlands (6 mixed-media classes) - more info here!

27 February - 30 March 2013 - Australia and NZ CreArte Tour: Darwin, Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Auckland (NZ), Wellington (Kapiti NZ), Christchurch (NZ) - more info here!

22-23 February 2013- Stockholm, Sweden: "Imagine" and "Inky Memories" class - more info here

9-10 February 2013 - Paris, France

18-20 January 2013 - Prima Art*Venture Scrapbooking Event - JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort and Spa, Palm Desert, California, USA -  more info here! 

8-9 December - Rome, Italy - Timbroscrapmania event - more info here!

24 November - 1st December 2012 - Singapore: "Mixed Media Inspiration" - more info here!
and Prima Tour in Asia: Jakarta, Surabaya, Brunei

10th November - Warsaw, Poland  - "Lost in the Paperworld" - more info here!

3-4 November - Oslo, Norway -  more info here!

13-14 October - Vienna, Austria - more info here!

5-7 October - Scraptastic 2012 - Belgium - more info here

22-23 September 2012 - Barcelona - Spain - more info here!

1-2 September - Newbridge, Ireland - more info here!

26 August 2012 - Cork - Ireland - more info here

9-10 August - Tel Aviv, Israel more info here

13-30 July - USA and Canada with CHA in Chicago- more info here 

30 June - Warszawa, Poland - 5 Ogólnopolski Zlot Scrapbookingu - more info here

8-10 June - Puerto Rico - more info here

4-5 May 2012 - Darwin, Australia "Territory Dreaming"

23-25 March 2012 - Scraperrally Event in Sola, Norway:

3-4 December 2011 - Timbroscrapmania – Rome, Italy

12-13 November 2011 - Grorudtreffet - Oslo 

5-6 November 2011 - Scrapmania - Brussels 

8 października 2011 - Craftshow - Kraków:
1 October 2011 - Scrapbooking Convention - Denmark