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January 23, 2016

Creative Team Building


Are you part of a team looking for a creative team building experience? If so, you are invited to bring your team to Studio Crescendoh!

Whether it's a corporate work team, a sports team, a family team, or any other group that wants to spend time together to bond and delve into group-specific concepts and goals, you will be delighted to experience how all of that can happen creatively through the process of painting together. 

  • One-day or two-day sessions.
  • A minimum group of 2 and a maximum group of 16 people can be accommodated in the studio.
  • Rates vary, depending on the number of participants, and whether you will be bringing supplies or buying supplies from the studio.

If you are interested, please feel free to email me at jenny@crescendoh.com to discuss the specifics of your team and how you'd like the experience to be tailored.


Jenny Doh, MSW
UC Irvine '91
UCLA '95


March 10, 2014

Announcing :: Paper Doll Adventures with Lisa Guerin

It is with great happiness that I announce a brand new workshop coming to Studio Crescendoh on Saturday, May 12rh with artist Lisa Guerin titled Paper Doll Adventures.

404437_10200456329313416_1153861295_nWe will spend a day with the lovely and talented Lisa Guerin who will teach us all the tips and tricks that she has perfected over the years on how to create beautiful paper dolls. Lisa is a lover of paper and has a knack that few others have, of turning the tiniest scraps of paper into something magically beautiful.


I hope you'll join me, Lisa, and the rest of the learners who will gather for Paper Doll Adventures in Studio CRESCENDOh. Enrollment is now open here.


January 05, 2014

Announcing :: Stencil Your Art Out with Mary Beth Shaw!

I'm very excited to announce that Studio CRESCENDOh will be hosting artist, author, and instructor, Mary Beth Shaw and her special 1-day workshop titled Stencil Your Art Out on February 8, 2014!

Untitled-23If you've ever wanted to learn the tips, tricks, and secrets on how to make stencils work for your mixed media art, you'll wanna join Mary Beth ... also known as Stencil Girl ... who is truly an expert when it comes to all things stencil. Enrollment is open right here.


December 15, 2013

Painting by Heart :: A Painting Class for Beginners :: Coming February 2014!

Whenever I'm in the house and I put this tunic on, my family knows that it'll be a night of good, wild, unbridled painting. What about you? What do you wear when you paint?

Jenny Doh
I'm excited to announce that I'll be offering my Painting by Heart class again this coming February :: A Painting Workshop for Beginners and those who want to begin again.

It's a one-day class and it will be offered either Saturday, February 15th or Monday, February 17th. Groups are already starting to form.

I hope you'll join me and start off the new year with the wonders of paint. If you want to. :)

Enrollment is now open here. Class size is limited.


  • I've been asked if former students of Painting by Heart can take this class again. The answer is yes. Feel free to bring works in-progress ... and be there for parts that you'll be familiar with and work with me as we continue to make new discoveries together.
  • Also ... I will be traveling to Clarkesville, Tennessee in March to teach Painting by Heart. Details on this will be forthcoming. If you are in the Clarkesville area and would like to be placed on a list for enrollment please email me at jenny@crescendoh.com.

Cheers. :)

November 06, 2013

Sneak Peek: My Project for the 2013 12 Artsy Ornaments Online Class

Thought I'd give you a sneak peek of the project that I'll be teaching for Christy Tomlinson's online 2013 Twelve Artsy Ornmanets Christmas Workshop!

They are Crocheted Chalkboard Ornaments. So cute, right?

DohCrocheted2And for those of you who would prefer to not crochet, there's a non-crocheted variation that I'll be showing you how to make as well.


I'm looking forward to seeing you in Christy's class as we all get our homes and hearts ready for the holidays ... the time of year when I am reminded that peace on earth really and truly does begin at home and it begins with me.
Here's the complete line-up of all the 12 teachers for this wonderful online class:

Julie Fie-Fan Balzer • Jenny Doh • Maggie Holmes
Margie Romney-Aslett
• Jeanne Oliver • Teresa Collins
Junelle Jacobson • Tamara Laporte • Alisa Burke

Chrissy Gardner • Amy Tan • Christy Tomlinson

You can enroll in class right here below. See you in class!

2013 Artsy Ornaments of Christmas Workshop

November 04, 2013

The Twelve Artsy Ornaments of Christmas :: Enrollment is Open!

I'm very excited and honored to be one of the twelve teachers who will be teaching for this year's
The Twelve Artsy Ornaments of Christmas hosted by Christy Tomlinson!

This talented teacher line-up includes:

Julie Fie-Fan Balzer • Jenny Doh • Maggie Holmes
Margie Romney-Aslett
• Jeanne Oliver • Teresa Collins
Junelle Jacobson • Tamara Laporte • Alisa Burke

Chrissy Gardner • Amy Tan • Christy Tomlinson


Here are some answers to questions that you may have about this fantastic class! :)

Q: When does it begin?
A: This is an online workshop that begins Tuesday November 19th.

Q: What is it?
A: This is an online workshop that starts on a Tuesday and eneds on a Saturday. Each day, three new ornaments/holiday projects will be posted by three of the 12 teachers. There will be all sorts of fun projects including holiday decor, gifts, and ornaments.

Q: How does it work?
A: The workshop will be hosted on a private website and all instruction will be in video form and include up-close pictures of each project and supply lists and PDFs where needed. Supply lists are ONLY available in the workshop, once the workshop begins. We will have a private facebook group page for those in the workshop as well, to share photos, and to get to know each other better. We will also have Instagram and Twitter hashtags that students can use to share their work as well.

Q: Is there something super duper IMPORTANT about registration that you need me to acknowledge?
A: Yes! When you sign up, you will receive a confirmation email FROM Paypal that states you have paid for the class.  THIS WILL BE YOUR ONLY receipt of confirmation UNTIL the day workshop begins.

Q: And then what happens?
A: After that, a welcome email and an email containing your password and log-in will be sent to you around 10:00 AM (MST) on the day that the class begins: November 19th. You can use that info on November 19th to begin class.

Q: Why don't I get supply lists ahead of time? 
A: A lot of times, a project can be made with different types of materials ... usually things you have on hand. If you were to go purchase all of the things on the supply list, you may end up spending a lot of money befor the workshop but we encourage you to WATCH the videos first and then decide which supplies you want to try, and which ones can be substituted for something you already have on hand.

Q: How long do I have access to the class?
A: Great news! You will have access to all the content for this workshop for an ENTIRE year! You can access the content nighr or day, from any computer for a year. This class is NOT live, so you won't miss a thing if you can't be right there when it starts. You can watch and create at your own pace.

Q: How much does it cost?
A: To enroll in this workshop, it costs $24.95.

Q: Is there an early bird special?
A: Not this year. Last year there was one but this year, it's just $24.95.

Q: OK. I'm ready. What do I do?
A: Click below and enroll! See ya in class. :)

2013 Artsy Ornaments of Christmas Workshop

November 03, 2013

Recap! Of Dina Wakley in Studio CRESCENDOh 2013

On Day 1, Dina Wakley set the tone for her classes by talking about the concept of devotion. It made me ask myself some questions:

  • What am I devoted to?
  • Am I spending my time on that which I'm devoted to?

GREAT questions. Because sometimes, we squander our time and what we think we are devoted to gets pushed aside. Like if we are devoted to making good art, are we practicing? Are we making? Are we researching? Are we constantly learning?

IMG_0454Dina is a masterful teacher because:

  • She has solid skills and knowledge.
  • She shares her skills and knowledge with generosity, respect, and humility.
  • She is a constant learner.



We had a lot of fun and learned SO much.
On Day 2, we had a slightly smaller group of students and Dina talked about the importance of self-reflection ... and about how meaningful and important and fun it is to make art that incorporates self-portraits.

This group did some major bonding ... and shared a lot of laughs while making awesome art.


Thank you Dina, for your AMAZING classes.

And great news! Dina will be returning to Studio CRESCENDOh in 2014!!! Yipee! See you in Studio CRESCENDOh. :)


October 25, 2013

Paint Paper Print :: 2-Day Workshop with Julie Fei-Fan Balzer

I'm excited to announce that Julie Fei-Fan Balzer will be returning to Studio CRESCENDOh to teach a very cool new class titled Paint Paper Print: A Mixed Media Collage Exploration.

It's a 2-day workshop that will happen January 18-19 and enrollment is open right here.

Julie Balzer

If you've ever wanted to learn how to make your own colorful papers with unique patterns, you won't want to miss this fun workshop where Julie will share her tips and techniques on layering, mixing colors, creating a focal point, and so much more.

Julie's workshops are full of energy and students have heaps of fun creating and learning to enjoy the process in the unique way that Julie teaches. Julie Balzer
Hope to see you in the studio as we start the new year off right with paint, paper, and print.

Enrollment is open here.

September 17, 2013

Recap of Painting Mojo with Tracy Verdugo

So fab, right? This is a group picture that we took after a weekend of painting with the awesome Tracy Verdugo who traveled all the way from Australia to be with us. Thought I'd share some photos to help capture just a few of the many memories we made during the weekend.

studio crescendohHere's how Tracy's teaching canvas looked at the end of the weekend. So fantastic.
tracy verdugoAnd here are a few more shots of students works during our show-and-tell circle time. Everyond did a great job.

studio crescendohWe even had a dude in the group!

tracy verdugo and ben tomlinsonAt times, we worked on the floor ...

studio crescendohAnd other times on easels, on tables, or on the wall ...

tracy verdugoWe used paints, inks, brushes, fingers, skewers ... and other things.

studio crescendohWe worked really really hard and each made works that benefitted from all that Tracy taught, mingled with our individual points of view and styles.

Here's the first piece that I did, which I finished. It was also a thrill and honor to have this piece sold to fellow student, Tina.

jenny dohHere's the second one I did which is ALMOST finished.

jenny dohIt was a joy and privilege to host Tracy. A great teacher and human being. And the best part? She'll be back in Studio CRESCENDOh in March of 2015 to teach again. Thank you, Tracy. Thank you, students. Thank you, life.

tracy verdugo and jenny doh

August 12, 2013

Recap of A Doll Story Workshop with Danita!

Yipee! Danita and I are already in discussion to plan her next workshop in Studio CRESCENDOh, which will take place right around this time next year, in 2014. So I hope you'll mark your calendar ... as we work hard to deliver another awesome workshop for you ... Danita-style!
danitaHere are just some of the awesome dolls that were made this past weekend by Danita's students. But before they looked like this, they went through many phases.
studio crescendoh
Like this ... sewn, stuffed, painted, and sealed ... but before that, they looked different still.

studio crescendohLike this ... before they were painted ... where we were planning and practicing our faces. Here's my practice face for my doll. Fangs and all.
jenny dohAnd before that, we transferred template lines and sewed and stuffed.

jenny dohThrough each step, Danita was full of patience and wisdom as she taught us her secrets and methods.

And the students worked hard. We all gained such an appreciation for the amount of work that dollmakers go through. We all joked that we didn't make dolls. We gave birth to them!
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I'm excited that Danita will be working with me to plan her next workshop that she will teach in 2014. Awesome art. Awesome instructor.
jenny doh and danita
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