Art a la Carte project menu – 2016 spring & early summer update!

Art a la Carte spring classes


Art a la Carte is a seasonally changing lineup of cool art & craft workshops that I teach in a variety of locations, including private parties.

Current Project Menu

Scheduled classes open to the public can be found on the calendar here or beneath class descriptions below. If you’d like to host a private event, you can pick the project of your choice from the menu of current Art a la Carte projects. Looking for something that isn’t here? Contact me! I may have a cool craft in my stash that will fit the bill.

Hosting a class at your place: it’s easy! Pick one of my currently available classes and contact me with the date you’d like to reserve. If it’s open, I’ll create a link for you to share with whomever you’d like to invite. Classes are prepaid, so that I know how many to prepare for. If there are at least five other paying guests, the host’s class fee will be waived. I’ll come to you with all supplies needed; you just provide the space and people! I’ve held classes outdoors, poolside, and at dining room tables; there has been wine, tea, cakes, cheese, warm appetizers – you name it! But what every class shares is the pleasure of a creative social event. If your location is further than 15 miles but less than 25 from downtown Dallas, there will be an additional $25 travel fee. Further afield than 25 miles? Contact me and let’s talk.

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Mixed media bird collage: 




I’m in love with these custom-made solar lights, if I do say so myself! With a few simple, secret ingredients, you’ll learn how to turn a plain glass storage jar into a glowing, solar-powered light, perfect for lighting summertime patios and porches.
Cost: $35 per person

Painted pots:

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Learn how to turn a plain Jane terra cotta pot into a stylish objet d’art! You’ll use paint, stencils and distressing techniques to create a unique artwork. All supplies included. Each class participant will have one 8″ pot to decorate. Cost $30 per person. Additional pots can be purchased for $5 at time of class.

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Paper bag pocket books: 

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If you’re a book lover or collector of any type of ephemera or, like me, both!, you’ll love this workshop. Learn how to create books from paper bags, perfect for holding postcards, love letters, recipe cards, photos, or whatever else you’d like. All supplies provided, except for the book content – that’s up to you! I will have, in addition to the bags and binding materials, a selection of decorative & handmade papers and other embellishments on hand. Feel free to bring a selection of items you want to put into your book but not required. Cost $35 per person.

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Flower fold and concertina fold mini books:

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Give your Valentine a true gift of love with a handmade book! In this class you’ll learn how to make flower fold and concertina fold books. Both are easy to create and can be personalized for your sweetheart – or a good friend. You’ll also learn how to attach several flower folds together to make a book that is like a flower blossoming when it springs open. Cost $30 per person, all supplies included. This class can also be modified for any holiday, season or special event.

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Photo copy transfer collage: 

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Photo copy transfers are a little bit of magic! Learn two methods for transferring photo copies. We’ll practice on paper and then you’ll create a collage on a wood substrate. All supplies provided. I’ll have a wide selection of curated images in color and black and white for you to choose from. Cost: $35 per person.


Watercolor ombre notecards: 

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Learn how to paint ombre watercolor notecards and embellish them with resist techniques. Perfect for Valentine’s Day, wedding notes or bridal showers, although the techniques you learn can be used at any time! Cards will be made of heavy watercolor paper, so can be sent sans envelope as a postcard if you wish. We’ll be working on standard sizes, 4×6, 5×7 & 5×5, so your creation could also be slipped into a readymade frame. Cost $35 per person, all supplies included. (This class can be modified for any holiday, season or event. Could be used as thank you cards, invitations to an intimate dinner party, bridal shower!)

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