Friday, January 31, 2014

New stuff on the Secret Blog....Classes coming to Spokane Wa & Santa Fe NM

LOTS happening....New secret Blog stuff the last of the Pan Pastel....
Abstract Class Next Sat Feb 8 th 2014 $45  http://spokaneartsupply.com/ourinstructors/maryjomcgraw.html
Heading to Albuquerque Stamp show    
 & up to Guadalupe Fun Rubberstamps

More info coming this weekend for all these events and more!

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Guadalupe's & Carmen's Veranda in March!

Elaine & I are heading to Guadalupe's this coming March to teach a couple of Fun Classes Hope you can come!
https://www.facebook.com/GuadalupesFunRubberStamps
A well-stocked rubber stamp store in Santa Fe that carries a diverse range of rubber stamps and related crafting materials. Offering workshops in art journaling, mini books, tag art, card making and collage.
Arts & Crafts Supply Store

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Abstract Class At Spokane Art Supply Feb 8th 2014

Class at Spokane Art Supply
Abstract painting  $45
Sat Feb 8th 2014with Fluid and Hi Flow Acrylics
call 509-327-6622 to reserve a spot
Discover the joy of abstract painting through a variety of techniques 
including pours, skins and glazing with NEW HiFlow acrylics. 
In class you will PLAY with loads of paint and different substrates. 
We will talk about color, texture and composition. Paint is provided 
as well as some substrates!
Sat Feb 8th 10am-4pm bring a lunch
WHAT TO BRING 
an apron
A variety of paint brushes
A couple of substrates ( canvas, hardboard or 300 lb paper) 
GO Bigger than you normally would!
paper towels
palette or butcher tray




Eggs ....for breakfast and Secret Blogs


Secret Bloggers just a few tidbits on Pan Pastels this week then moving on to next months FUN!

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Next Month on the Secret Blog.....

We will be working/drawing
 on colored & patterned backgrounds! join today and get the next 5 months and past 8 months worth of almost daily postings on a variety of mediums like colored pencils, oil pastels, charcoal, graphite and more for only $35. Simply click on the paypal button in the column to the left to join!

Friday, January 24, 2014

NEW Class for February 8th in Spokane


MaryJo McGraw  
Abstract painting  $45

with Fluid and Hi Flow Acrylics
Discover the joy of abstract painting through a variety of techniques 
including pours, skins and glazing with NEW HiFlow acrylics. 
In class you will PLAY with loads of paint and different substrates. 
We will talk about color, texture and composition. Paint is provided 
as well as some substrates!
Sat Feb 8th 10am-4pm bring a lunch
WHAT TO BRING 
an apron
A variety of paint brushes
A couple of substrates ( canvas, hardboard or 300 lb paper) 
GO Bigger than you normally would!
paper towels
palette or butcher tray


BIO
MaryJo McGraw is a nationally known artist teaching  paper art, acrylic and mixed media 
painting techniques for over 20 years. Her product knowledge and innovative methods have
 made her a much sought after instructor at many conventions, retreats, store events and 
cruises all over the USA. She was an often featured guest on the Carol Duvall Show, has 
written nine books on papercraft and created several DVDs as well as working with several
 art, craft supply and rubberstamp companies developing products and techniques.
After years in the papercraft industry MaryJo began working for SAS in 2008 as a teacher 
and has since come on staff full time. Today her interest is mainly in abstract acrylic , encaustic
 painting, monoprinting and visual journaling  go to

 maryjomcgraw.blogspot.com to see what's she up to today.

Gelli Plate last night

This lady popped out of one of my prints last night during class.thanks for the fun ladies!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Gelli Plate update

There are days when I need some BRIGHT yellow.......after about a week of gray here in North Idaho ......
So I add yellow to a gelli plate or two. with copics and pan pastels



I feel better now!

Monday, January 20, 2014

Walnut ink.


Can I tell you how much i love WAlnut Ink.....especially on brown paper boxes. I think it is incredibly versatile on paper surfaces.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Happy days

BTW.   New stuff on the Secret Blog!
Sometimes just using my favorite colors is enough 
! Hope you are having a good day!
I spray painted this base and added acrylic paint and white poster paint pens

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

TONIGHT at SAS (ZENTANGLE/) oddles of doodles at Visual Journaling

Come Join us tonight at 5:30 for a total Zentangle Blowout......we will talk about paper, pens, color and more..... also how to  build your own characters!  . Bring your journals and all your black pens!

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Gelli plate tonight

Join me tonight at SAS even if it is snowing I am here. Bring a Gelli Plate if you have one . We are in the back classroom 5:30

Friday, January 3, 2014

Mixed Media Classes in Spokane WA and CDA Idaho

So we are beginning a New Year and I want to invite all of you locals to join in on my Mixed Media classes. If you have not been lately come on back! I will be putting out the Gelli Plates for you all to play with for our first class so bring your journal and if you have a Gelli Plate, bring it! If you just want to come and check it out please do.


This month we will have an odd schedule in Spokane at SAS. Wednesday January 8th we will be having our visual journaling class at 5:30pm. Studio Play on Wednesday the 15th and Visual joutrnaling again on the 22nd.
 At Creative Element in CDA we begin on Thursday Jan 9th and again on the 23rd....we will be doing Gelli Plate too so join us for the fun! we start at 4:30pm
Hope we all have a Happy 2014

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