Thursday, September 28, 2017


I got a whole load of new stencils for my classes from and if you buy stencils from them and use code MaryJo10 when you check out you get 10 percent off!

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Terry Tyson to Maryjo Mcgraw
22 hrs
Maryjo, it is wonderful to hear that you are teaching again. The reasons are many, but let me say that if it wasn't for you and those classes I took many years ago, my love of art, fine craft and creativity would likely not be as strong or as important to me today. Truly, you inspired me to teach my own classes and I am still sharing the collective knowledge and skill you instilled in me with the very first class I took from you.
Your classes were so well organized, the instructions complete and the final product pleased me greatly. I hope I don't embarrass you too much by saying that within the crafting world, you are probably amongst the top three instructors - ever.
Your projects were also devised to allow a student's creativty to take wing. It was never a copy of what you were demonstrating or displaying, but with your guiding hands and encouragement, what was made in your classes were a reflection of me, not you. Thank you for that.
I hope you can teach a little closer to southern Cali soon. Susan and I will be there, aprons on and minds open.
Good luck with your classes. I envy your students.

Friday, September 22, 2017

Visual Journal Basics NEW Class 2017 Hayden Idaho

So after a few years of not teaching I am getting back on the horse......For those of you that have never taken a class with me I am not the type of teacher that is going to give you something to copy and make (although you can if you like) I want you to learn how to be creative in your own style. That can sometimes be uncomfortable at first. I will help you through that!

This first class back I will be teaching a three hour class in Visual Journal Basics. This class in particular will focus on background techniques including; color decisions, stencil and stamping basics, using what you have on hand and collage.

The class will be held at Hayden Crossing 88 Sargent Dr Hayden Idaho 83835 from 4-7pm Friday September 29th 2017
The fee for this class is $25

You will need to bring a journal of decent size and quality, 8x10 or larger. I prefer Bee paper or Strathmore will be perfect

Bring along markers, colored pencils and stamp pads of any type and products that you may have questions about. Also bring a bag of make up sponges. I will bring everything else.

To sign up Contact Me here or on Facebook messenger or on my FB page there are only 15 spots in this class so check in with me quickly. I will give you info on payment to hold your spot.