Creative University 2012, Part 2

Saturday, February 25, 2012

What’s an art retreat without art projects?


Creative University will always have its roots in papercrafting, but students are encouraged to spread their wings and step outside their comfort zone with classes in jewelry and altered art as well as scrapbooking and cardmaking.

All students may attend all classes, so everyone gets a chance to make the projects.


Erin’s “Bird on a Wire” bracelet class was a challenge for some, but every student walked away with a stunning piece, and learned many new jewelry making techniques. For several of the attendees, this was their first time at jewelry making! Erin’s teaching style and her helpful and charming assistants helped even the most novice student.

LisaS Joy and Kim

Joy is an expert papercrafter, but a first time jewelry maker. With Tahne’s help, she’s a happy crafter.

AmyK tin

Photo by Amy Kupperman

Michelle’s mini album class featured a flowery embellished cover and flip-up pages in a CD tin. I love this bohemian layered look using the Stella paper from Close to My Heart.


photo by Nichole Lewno


Mystique really loves those rolled paper flowers.

While everyone was at class, I snuck into the day room and snapped a few pictures. When students weren’t in class, this was one of the places they spent their time. Can’t you just feel the creative vibes with all these art supplies collected in one space?


Next up, the scrapbooking and cardmaking class. Sit back and relax, I’ll be posting soon!

LindaW rocking chairs

photo by Linda Wendeborn


Romaine said...

Wow! Fantastic projects!

Creatique Candy said...

Absolutely amazing! The entire experience was. Loved these classes and even though I'm jewelry challenged it was a FAV, I get so many compliments on the bracelet. The Altered Art class was incredible! Love having a keepsake to put CU photos in.
I adore how you sneaked in to get a pic of the crafty room. ;) These memories here take me back and the photos are priceless. TFS

Heather said...

Erin was truly an awesome teacher. This was my first project and she made it seem so easy, my friend Pam had her feet up! It was awesome to show off and beautiful! Then again, that pretty much sums up the WHOLE weekend! Thanks Tresa!

Sharon Field / Created By You said...

Sounds like a fabulous retreat, love the bracelet and the cd tin! Love the building.. wow!

Shelly Wilson said...

What a dream weekend! Such beautiful artwork! Thanks for sharing your talent with the world!

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