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November 22, 2017

MaryBeth Shaw :: StudioCrescendoh MAR 24-25, 2018

Under the Influence of Your Art Journal
2-day Workshop :: March 24-25, 2018
with MaryBeth Shaw

207 N. Broadway Street, Studio L
Santa Ana, CA 92701
[email protected]


Workshop Description
The last several years I have focused my artistic efforts into my art journal. This has awakened my voice in a new direction and I now find tons of inspiration within its pages. Let your Art Journal be your guide in this 2-day class as we develop numerous mixed media paintings using our art journals as a springboard. I have several exercises that will help you explore multiple ideas based on one journal spread - hence leading to a body of work of larger pieces. Join me in an exploration of color, composition and style as we push our artistic limits to the next level.

  • Arrive & Settle: 9:00 :: Time for students to arrive, settle in.
  • Class Segment A: 9:30-12:00 :: Class time with MaryBeth who will demonstrate and guide the 1st part of class.
  • Lunch & Stroll: 12:00 PM :: You can choose to brown bag it or take a stroll to one of the many hip and artsy eateries in the historic Artist's Village in Santa Ana, like C4 Deli, Chapter One4th Street Market, Cafe Calacas, and The Gypsy Den.
  • Class Segment B: 1:30-4:30 PM :: Class time with MaryBeth who will guide the 2nd part of class.
  • Clean-Up & Depart: 4:30-5:00 PM

SUPPLY LIST: All participants are asked to bring the following to the workshop:

  • art journal with completed pages
  • scissors
  • metal ruler (12 inches or larger)
  • a few paintbrushes in assorted sizes including a large 2-inch flat brush (cheap is fine)
  • pencil
  • soft rubber grayer
  • spray bottle
  • baby wipes
  • sponges for stencil use
  • apron
  • (If you have very specific things you wish to include or a unique paint color (that you think I might not furnish), feel free to bring it along. We will be working in acrylics, specifically Golden Artist Colors.)

KIT + KIT FEE: MaryBeth will provide a kit for a fee of $20 to be collected during the workshop. The kit will include: 

  • substrates
  • collage items
  • paints and gessos
  • acrylic inks
  • stencils
  • papers

INSTRUCTOR BIO: MaryBeth Shaw worked in the insurance industry for 18 years before she quit her job in 2000 to re-ignite a childhood love of art. Since then she has spent all her waking hours exploring life as a painter working in mixed media, primarily acrylic, encaustic and collage. She initially put in lots of hours as a road gypsy, exhibiting at outdoor art fairs and selling as many as 300 paintings in one very blurry year. She transitioned into being a workshop instructor in 2008 and finds pleasure helping students find their own voice as a painter. Her personal creative process is a dance between spontaneity and intent; she finds great joy in the physical act of painting and looks at her best work as a gift from a higher power. She welcomes mistakes because they so often provide a delightful detour into new territory. She is author of Flavor for Mixed Media and Stencil Girl, is a columnist for Somerset Studio magazine and a Golden Artist Educator. She is founder of StencilGirl Products, LLC. She has a tattoo of a shooting star on her right shoulder.


  • MaryBeth will have a limited number of art items on hand for sale.
  • Due to limited class size, the spot for this class is transferable but payment is non-refundable. Please read about this policy in our Studio Policies.

Please read class policies for Studio CRESCENDOh here. By purchasing this class, you are agreeing to abide by the class policies.

MARCH 24-25, 2018
Price :: $255

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