This past weekend, I had the pleasure to travel to northern California to teach 3 workshops. Before the main event I had a chance to spend a bit of time exploring the area.
I spent two amazing days teaching at A Work of Heart in San Jose. Andrea Chebeleu, the owner, has created a truly magical environment that makes you want to sit down and create.
On the first day, I taught one of my favorite workshops: 52 Card Pickup
These are the demo cards in progress I made during the class
And these are some of my wonderful students
Cards in progress from the crew
The second class at A Work of Heart was Collage Camp
This workshop starts with the creation of a "manual" of pages that focuses on different principles of collage
Participants then goes on to creating larger collages with painted backgrounds. Here are some pieces in progress
I was lucky enough to be able to teach 52 Card Pickup twice in the same weekend. The Sonoma County Book Arts Guild hosted this class held in Sebastopol, California. A big thank you to the host, Dena Bliss, who has created a very special community of artists.
Here are just a few of the decks in progress
Some of the crew after all 1,248 cards were complete