October 14, 2013
In this returning 4-week workshop from veteran instructor Lisa Day, you'll have the guidance you need to define what matters most to you. Armed with this knowledge, you'll set up creative action plans to help you stay true to your most important priorities—and you'll make pretty projects to reflect them!
Lisa will walk you through four exercises in the areas of Awareness, Focus, Change, and Action. She'll share valuable resources that will motivate you to make sustainable changes in your life. And she'll guide you through four inspiring projects that will document your journey to happiness and harmony.
The journey to happiness is an ongoing process, but with a clear focus and lots of creative encouragement, you can enjoy that journey every step of the way. Learn more and register here!
September 16, 2013
In Craft Happy, Amy will guide you through 3 major craft projects (an advent calendar, a glitter house, and an amazing stop-motion video), 9 sidekick projects (including a shadowbox ornament and a coffee cozy), and 12 quick creativity exercises to keep you smiling daily from October 3 to December 25. You’ll pick up tons of fun new skills, make new friends, and smile from ear to ear for 3 months straight.
July 12, 2013
You may already know that Claudine Hellmuth's new workshop, Technique Toolbox consists of 25 instructional videos and 25 professionally designed "recipe cards" that outline each technique.
Did you know that Claudine has invited 20 fellow artists and crafters to create exclusive projects with her techniques, giving you plenty of ideas for creative, real-world applications—from scrapbook pages to wall décor.
What an amazing line up! Class starts Monday
. Below is a glimpse of the project Stacy contributed.
July 08, 2013
Simply Playful Accents taught by Angie Gutshall
Easy embellishing ideas for scrapbook layouts
Stitching, and sequins, and ribbon...oh my!
Would you like to add a bit of fun and whimsy to your layouts? What if you could do it in a way that was not only fun and playful, but also simple! In Simply Playful Accents, instructor Angie Gutshall will share more than 20 ideas for using items in your supply stash to add a little bit of pizazz to your layouts.
Read rest of class description and register here.
A Beauty Hunter's Guide to the Galaxy taught by Beth Hess
Sometimes beauty jumps out and grabs you. Like a sunset. Or a hug. Sometimes it takes you by surprise. Like extra good coffee. Or a favorite song on the radio. Some of the most beautiful things, though, have to be scouted. This requires intention, patience, and knowing where to look. A Beauty Hunter's Guide to the Galaxy is your road map for spotting - and recording - beauty, joy, happiness and grace one focal point at a time. It's the difference between bringing in the prize and having it slip by unnoticed.
Learn more here
July 05, 2013
We hope you are enjoying all the inspiring Ali Edward's posts this week. One of the things that Ali teaches is how to remove storytelling barriers, to get rid of the negative thoughts in your head keeping you from telling your story.
YOU DON’T HAVE TO TELL EVERY STORY.
We often think we have to tell all if we are going to write anything. It’s simply not the case. You don’t have to tell every story...just like you don’t have to scrapbook every photo.
YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE HEMMINGWAY.
You don’t have to be a perfect writer to get your stories told. Don’t let that fear of perfection hold you back. You don’t have to be Hemingway or Steinbeck. You simply have to want to communicate your stories and then put your pen to paper or your ﬁngers to the keyboard. It is your voice that is important. Accepting yourself as the writer you are and owning your own story will go a long way towards helping you get started.
YOU DON’T HAVE TO KNOW IT ALL.
Amazingly enough, you can tell the stories of yesterday and today without knowing all the details. Tell what you know. Tell how you feel. Tell the bits that you remember. Often when I am documenting my own personal history I write in nostalgic terms. I let myself by enveloped by my emotions and ride that wave as I add one word to the next.
SIMPLY BEGIN. YES, THAT’S RIGHT. ~ Ali Edwards
Join the Hello Story class to discover (or rediscover) the fun that comes from the interplay of design and words. By the end of class, you may even enjoy the writing process just as much as you love taking photos and playing with paint and paper!
June 06, 2013
Happy summer everyone! We are so excited about the latestself-paced Big Picture Classes classes.
The Art of Self-Preservation with Nathalie Hardy
Journals left behind are such a gift to future generations. Who wouldn't love to find words, in handwritten scrawl, upon the passing of a loved one? And truthfully, the practice of journaling is a gift to the writer as well. In this class, you will be encouraged to develop a habit of journaling to preserve your personal stories because your stories matter. Taking time to record and reflect on them is not only worthwhile but necessary to achieve a strong sense of self.
The Art of Self Preservation is taught by Nathalie Hardy, a nationally award-winning journalist who takes notes and tells stories for a living.
Shooting in Raw with Holly Clark
Would you like to see an immediate difference in the quality of your photographs, giving them that extra pop of depth and clarity that you see other photographers achieve?
It could be as easy as changing one small setting on your DSLR camera and mastering a few processing tricks from Holly Clark—a graphic designer, professional photographer, and Getty Image Artist whose photographs have been published all over the world.
Crayons to Color Wheels with Monica Bradford
When you flip open the top of a new Crayola box, a world of creative possibilities greets you. Learn to translate the magical color combinations found inside that box—from tickle-me pink and robin's egg blue, to dandelion and forest green—and apply them to your scrapbook pages.
In Monica Bradford's Crayons to Color Wheels, you'll not only get a fun new perspective on color and creativity, you'll also walk away with 15 fabulous color combos to try today and 10 inspiring layout examples from Monica, Stacy Julian, Nic Howard, Wendy Smedley, and Dani Frederick.
Social Scrappin' with Megan DiFeo
Do you tweet, blog, or Facebook your images? Social media has forever changed the way that we share memories, and therefore the way we scrapbook. Have you ever wanted to take the photos you've shared online and put them into an album? It can seem time-consuming, overwhelming, and just plain confusing. This class will guide you through the process of documenting the moments you've shared via social updates in a fun and simple mini album. At the end of this self-paced class, you will have completed a mini album with at least six moments that you can reflect on and share with family and friends after you log-off.
June 05, 2013
Stacy introduces one of our Pajama Party segments and talks about Ali's awesome upcoming class, Hello Story and why you shouldn't miss it. Plus you get to see some of a Ali's class in the video. For more about the class visit the registration page here.
May 28, 2013
Everyone here at Big Picture Classes is so thrilled about Claudine Hellmuth's newest workshop, Technique Toolbox. Why, well it is full of take aways, includes terrific contributors, and encourages play time!
In this 5-week mixed-media adventure, you’ll build a toolbox (literally) of go-to techniques that will inspire your artistic endeavors for years to come. You’ll walk away with:
- 25 techniques you have personally attempted on tags*
- a handmade toolbox filled with 25 printable reference cards outlining each technique
- a library of 25 videos from Claudine that you can view inside the classroom forever
- an inspiring array of exclusive project examples from artists like Tim Holtz, Jennifer McGuire, Julie Fei-Fan Balzer, and Tammy Tutterow based on the 25 techniques
*Why tags, you ask? Because they’re friendly, cheap, and unintimidating—the perfect canvas for stress-free artistic exploration.
Learn more about the workshop and register here.
May 24, 2013
If you're currently parenting one or more children who are afflicted with summer boredom —or if you know someone who is —we'd like to introduce you to Tami Morrison's proven summer solution.
Since 2009, Tami has delighted more than 1,245 children and families worldwide in her wonder-inducing workshop series, Kidding Around: A summer memory-keeping adventure for kids.
This summer, for the first time ever, Kidding Around is available for up to 8 straight weeks! Choose for yourself:
Option 1: Best of Kidding Around
Compilation of best prompts from past Kidding Around workshops
4 weeks: June 6 through July 3
Option 2: Kidding Around 4
All-new prompts and creative challenges from Tami Morrison
4 weeks: July 4 through August 1
Option 3: Eight weeks of Kidding Around
Both 4-week sessions, back to back!
8 weeks: June 6 through August 1
$40 (A $10 Savings!)
May 20, 2013
Hope you getting to the know the six talented photographers who are participing in our NEW Finding Your Photo Style workshop that starts on Thursday, May 23. (if you missed it see the archived links below) Today I get to share a sneak peek of the classroom.
Each time you login to the class you see the welcome page where the teachers communicate their plans for class that week.
The assignments, videos, and handouts in the class are robust and timeless. See part of Maggie Holmes content below.
Handout Sneak Peek
FYPS Handout Maggie SneakPeek by bigpictureclasses
Video Sneak Peek
The randomly selected six winners of a spot in this workshop listed below
- Family Scrapper
Class starts Thursday, register here!
Meet the Photographers
- Andrea Jenkins
- Maggie Holmes
- Kate T. Parker
- Rebecca Cooper
- Tracey Clark
- Elizabeth Dillow