Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Donna Downey is coming to THE DOO!

I am so excited to share the news! 
Donna Downey is coming to Scrap-a-Doodle Doo in December (14th, 15th & 16th!)

  CALL the STORE (201) 818-7060 to reserve your seat – or book it on line, following the links below. SEATING IS LIMITED and on a FIRST COME BASISYou DON’T want to miss out! SUCH CREATIVE FUN is in store!

“Donna Downey is a bestselling author, instructor and all-around creative force as a mixed-media artist. From working as a popular columnist for Simple Scrapbooks magazine, to traveling the world inspiring women to push the boundaries of their own creativity, to developing her first mixed-media scrapbooking line with Prima in the Spring of ‘09, Donna is consistently on the leading edge of taking creative risks the push the creative envelope and empowering others to do the same with their art.”

Donna teaches ALL OVER THE WORLD, and this is her ONLY NY/NJ area appearance through April of 2013!!

ALL CLASSES will be held at the beautiful Crown Plaza Hotel, Suffern, NY ... Just 5 miles from the Scrap-a-Doodle-Doo store. HERE ARE THE DETAILS: (click on the titles to reserve your seat on line through THE DOO's website!!)

Friday Dec 14th Vintage Chic Mini Album Workshop 3:30pm-7:30pm

Donna describes this class in the following manner ... "Create a 6" x 9" cardboard mini album. This album is the perfect blend of shabby & chic with each cardboard page has been delicately edged in distressed inka-inka gold and dressed in a frayed swatch of soft muslin. The album is layered in burlaps; canvas; silk flowers; frames; a timepiece and my favorite part ... a pair of soft feathery angel’s wings. The tone on tone color palette gives this book a truly romantic feel."

First Saturday Class - 12/15/12 - "The Big 40" Workshop 9am - 2pm

The first class on Saturday is a 5-hour workshop entitled "The Big 40"! Donna describes this class as a "6 x 8" art journal - Building Mixed-Media backgrounds ... WARNING: THIS WORKSHOP MAY LEAD TO INSOMNIA CAUSED BY IDEA OVERLOAD. Since I am now 40, I thought what better way to celebrate this new decade than by sharing my favorite top 40 tips, tricks and techniques for building better art journals and mixed-media backgrounds. Like all great things, building a strong foundation or base for your ideas is important and mixed-media and art journaling are no different. This workshop is going to put all these ideas at your fingertips as you create your own personal reference book for mixed media backgrounds and techniques and fill the pages of your NEW art journal. Each student will receive and work in one of my newly released art journals. The journal's heavyweight pages are perfect for layering; paints; inks; collages; PanPastels; paper, etc. I plan to do all that and more in this workshop! We will build over 40 techniques and pages worth of ideas using several different wet and dry mediums filling one incredible idea book that will surely get your mind spinning with ideas!"

Second Saturday Class 12/15/12 – “Poppy Collage Class” 3pm to 6pm

This will be the second class on Saturday and is a 3-hour workshop. Donna describes this class in the following manner: "A 6" x 18" mixed-media canvas designed to guide you through the multi-layered building of creating an original mixed-media canvas measuring 6" x 18" using mixed media tags; modeling paste; gesso; decorative tapes; fabric and paper elements. Each layer will lead you closer to creating a textural and beautiful piece of artwork celebrating strength and beauty. By keeping our color palette simple, using lots of dimensional elements and several simple techniques for applying texture you will tap into that inner artist and watch your blank canvas transform into an amazing collage."

Sunday December 16th - "Inspiration Journal Workshop" 9am - 2pm

This will be the last class for the weekend and is a 5-hour workshop. Donna describes this class in the following manner: "If you have taken your first steps into art journaling / creating a visual diary and/or are looking to take your pages to the next level, this is the workshop for you! Learn more about building layers using mediums; stencils; india inks; acrylic paints; watercolors; papers; tapes and more. Art is about pushing the boundaries and making a statement. This workshop is designed to empower you to listen to your creative instincts and will teach how to layer color, texture and channel your artistic personality into your journal pages. You will also learn tips and techniques about freehand drawing, adding details, as well as composition and balance.

Once you have registered for any of the above classes, you will be sent a list of required class supplies.

Again – Please call the store (201)818-7060 or register ON LINE as soon as possible, as SEATING IS LIMITED! I hope you can join me at this weekend of CREATIVE FUN!

((HUGS)) ~ Sherri