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Lift Me Up!
a four-week workshop on creative upcycling

Can you see the creative possibility in mundane everyday items?

"It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see."
~ Henry David Thoreau

If you have the desire to "lift up" ordinary items to a new potential, then this is the workshop for you! Inspired by environmental awareness, saving money, and a love for all things creative, Mou Saha has created a four-week workshop to help you see the upcycling potential that mundane and discarded items might hold. In this four-week workshop you'll create a memory capsule, some home decor, and an art journal out of items that you can easily find around you.

Lift Me Up! will encourage you to take a second look at what you are about to discard and teach you some valuable skills and techniques to create beautiful and useful art. While you complete four upcycled projects with Mou--progressing from beginner to advanced--you will develop a new vision about transforming discarded objects into works of art using only standard supplies from your craft closet and some household basics.

A Note from Mou:
After I left my comparatively lucrative career in clinical psychology to stay home and raise my children, I began scrapbooking and realized that the expenses to keep up this hobby could escalate very quickly. While I did enjoy the latest and the greatest, I also looked for ways to reduce, reuse, recycle and upcycle everyday cast-offs in my studio and art. I kept papers and cardstock in used priority mail boxes, decked up empty soup cans to hold my brushes and pencils, created collages with junk mail, etc. These ventures kept me inspired to live an artful life. My ongoing creative journey brought me in contact with talented fellow artists, recognition through publications in Creating Keepsakes, Scrapbooks, Etc., Somerset Memories, Somerset Apprentice, and the opportunity to travel, teach, inspire and be inspired while sharing my passion.

Listen to Mou's introduction of Lift Me Up!:

Mou's class includes:

  • Supply list with live links to product resources
  • Welcome notes from Mou in the classroom
  • Reminder emails when the classroom is updated with new materials
  • Voice messages available as streaming audio, downloadable MP3 files and transcripts
  • Colorful instructional handouts with step-by-step instructions for each lesson/project
  • Private posting gallery to share your work and view the work of your classmates
  • Message board to share your thoughts with your classmates
  • Email access to Mou
  • Live chats with Mou
Taught by: Mou Saha
Class Duration: 4 Weeks
Start Date: May 31, 2012
End Date: June 27, 2012
Price: $25.00
Registration Begins: Registration has closed.
Registration End: Registration will close June 6, 2012 at 10:00pm.
Additional Notes: Join Mou for a chat from 6:15pm to 6:45pm during the Creative Crop here at Big Picture Classes. The Creative Crop is free, you can learn more and sign up HERE.


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