Get Ready to CREATE this Summer!

CREATE with the Best

August 25th-29th, 2011
Rosemont, Illinois 


Wow! Have you seen the instructor line up for Create? Did you get a look at the workshop schedule?

You can learn everything from no-stitch ATCs with Belinda Spiwak to monoprinting with Jeanne Moore. Or how about making a painted face canvas with Julie Fei-Fan Balzer or make "a book within a book" with Linda Blinn? Join a painted canvas collaboration with Jamie Fingal and Leslie Jenison, or work in metal with Cheryl Darrow or Jess Italia.  And there's jewelry to be made with Jane SalleyBarbe St. JohnLeilani Pierson, and others.  Work on your journaling; do some printing, stitching, or painting; make a book.

There is SO much to choose from…how will you decide? Don't be left out.  Register now.

Perhaps you can't wait until August to start learning. Start now! Check out the Workshop DVDs from some of the wonderful artist who will be at CREATE, and get a head start on the fun.

Beryl Taylor

Beryl Taylor gives you an up-close look at a variety of mixed-media techniques. Experiment with stenciling, metallic paints, metal, and more. Learn Beryl's tips and tricks and enjoy wonderful samples of her beautiful artwork.


Judy Coats Perez

Judy Coates Perez will show you how to use textile paints, gel medium, and decorative printed images to create a fun, versatile fabric that can be used to make tote bags, fabric bowls, vessels, sculptural objects, or book cloth for making handmade and altered books.


Kelli Perkins

Create whimsical fabric paintings from your own photos with Kelli Perkins. Add interest with bleach discharge, ripped layers, stamping, and foiling. Pump up the color with paints and oil pastels, and add the magic touch with free-motion thread sketching. 
Use your stitched image  in quilts, purses, pillows, or other mixed-media projects.

Melanie Testa

Plan, print, and sew with Melanie Testa. Learn how to use thickened dyes with printing techniques to create wholecloth quilt tops. 
Use collage and machine stitching techniques to see your surface-designed works of art through to completion.

Alisa Burke

Create expressive and fun mixed-media fabric using a variety of supplies and techniques with Alisa Burke. Learn ways to alter the surface of fabric, paper, and recycled items, and transform them into one-of-a-kind mixed-media fabric to use in sewing and craft projects.

Jane Davila

Let Jane Davila show you how to make a small fiber book from one piece of fabric, using a variety of surface design techniques and mixed-media materials. 


And this is just a sampling.

Get inspired. Go forth and create!








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