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Our iPhones have become an integral part of our daily lives. We carry them with us at all times - we don’t leave home without them! So...why shouldn’t we be using them creatively too? You can make beautiful, rich art right on your iPhone! Sure you could play Candy Crush....OR you could use your passion for Art and create something you love! Expand your knowledge of color, experiment with composition and use your own photography to compose stunning, layered pieces of ART! Print them out and hang them on your walls! LINK: Mobile Art Magic INSTRUCTOR: Ivy Newport START...

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The Hand-Sewn Year: A Handmade Holidays e-course

An on-going and growing class where you’ll sew projects for every holiday of the year and most of the days in-between!  Start with Christmas, and in 2013 add Halloween, harvest, and Thanksgiving.  In 2014, we’ll add summer, Memorial and Labor Day, and back-to-school.  Build traditions for those you love as the year rolls by, all of it sewn by hand!  Video, audio, photo, and PDF instruction with periodic live chats.  All patterns included, along with extensive web round-ups of additional holiday projects and ideas.  It’s like Pinterest, except you’ll really make the projects! LINK: The Hand-Sewn Year: A Handmade Holidays...

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Slip Covers

Slip covers! A quick and simple way to update your entire home’s look. Learn multiple ways to construct and embellish your slip covers to take them from ick to SLICK! While I sent out my sofa recently to be professionally upholstered, my preference would always be to DIY as much as possible–it’s cheaper, it can be faster, and it gives me the thrill of knowing I’ve done it on my own. Making a slip cover seems like a big job, but like eating an elephant, when broken down into smaller chunks, it’s a simple way to make a huge...

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Flat Patternmaking

Basic tools and unlimited skills for drafting your own sewing patterns from scratch. Like a lot of folks, I started sewing with store-bought patterns but quickly became frustrated when they were never quite what I was looking for.  Like shopping for the perfect purse: you know what you want, if only you could find it!  When I realized I could make my own patterns, from my own ideas, from scratch, it was as if a window had opened up and I could see inspiration stretching ahead of me for miles and miles and miles. In the years that I was designing children’s...

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Introduction to Wire Jewelry

Join wire jewelry expert and serial author Linda Jones on a journey in to the wonderful world of wire jewelry in this creative introductory class. Learn about all of the tools and materials used before moving on to making a range of wire components and completed wire jewelry; rings, bracelets, necklaces and earrings. The techniques covered in this course form a great foundation for developing more advanced wire jewelry skills but also equip you with everything you need to make professional quality sets of beautiful wire jewelry from home. A fun and versatile class, suitable for complete beginners and not to be missed! 59 MINUTES 5 LESSONS UNLIMITED ACCESS COURSE NOTES INCLUDED WORLD RENOWNED TUTORS Techniques covered Learn about pliers, wire and basic tools used Making components and findings in wire including: jumprings, headpins/eyepins and wire clasps Cutting, shaping and looping wire Work-hardening wire using a hammer Making wire swirls, coils and caged beads Making finished wire and bead rings Making wire wrapped pendants LINK: Introduction to Wire Jewelry INSTRUCTOR: Linda Jones START DATE:self paced COST: £19.99 Share...

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Mixed Media Video

Intro to Art Journaling

Student Newsletter

Instructor Newsletter

Mixed Media Techniques

Watercolor Techniques

Techniques for Artful Layouts

Copic Storage Ideas

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