Sunday, August 4, 2013

Donna Downey is coming to Scrapdoodles this October!

We are thrilled to announce that Donna Downey is coming back to Scrapdoodles the weekend of October 4, 5, and 6th!  Donna will teaching all new workshops for us!

Donna's weekend with us includes her amazing classes, an opportunity to buy exclusive product and an inspiring weekend with one of the industries most talented artists!

To register, payment must be made in full.*  Registration opens at noon on Monday, August 5. We will not accept any registrations before that time. 

registration is open at 

Noon on Monday, August 5!


Here is her itinerary:

Friday, October 4
~ 5pm-9:00pm Abstract Painting  NEW! 
Saturday, October 5th
~10am-12:30pm Mixed Media Academy - (part 1) NEW! 
~12:30pm-1:30pm Lunch
~ 1:30pm-4pm Mixed Media Academy - (part 2)
~ 6:00pm-9:00pm Watercolor Whimsy NEW!
Sunday, October 6th
~ 9:30am-12pm PanPastel (part 1) NEW! 
~ 12pm-1:00pm Lunch
~ 1:00pm-3:30pm PanPastel (part 2)

Please see below for class descriptions with project pictures, pricing and including a detailed list of student supplies needed.
*Due to the limited amount of class space and high demand there will be no refunds.

We have in stock or will have in stock the requested supplies. Inventory is arriving weekly!


Art mini series (3 canvases)

Friday, October 4~ 5pm-9:00pm 
Fee: $90

Paint looser, bolder, freer, lighter and more intuitively. This workshop is an experience you will want to share. This intuitive painting workshop is designed for the beginner or those who wish to expand upon their existing skills. Versatile, fast-drying and easy to clean-up, acrylics are ideal for busy people who want to learn to paint. Discover your own style while as we explore experimental mark-making, painting and faux encaustic painting techniques to push your creativity and skills to a new level. Discover new approaches to creating expressive abstract art pieces to create your own mini series of art. Learn how to incorporate washes, layering, glazing and texturing as well as integrating color combinations and various methods of applying paint (besides brushes). There are no rules or mistakes in this workshop - just pure fun.

Supplies in kit:
• 8x8 (1)
• 8x10 (2)
• 8 oz. pouring medium
• 1” flat wash brush
• palette knife
• spray bottle (1)
• charcoal pencil

Shared class supplies:
• italic lettering guide stencils (6)
• Acrylic Glazing Liquid (Satin)
• Stencils: (2 each)
1. 12 x 12 Tiny Circles Stencil Template
2. 6 x 6 Tiny Circles Stencil Template
3. 6x6 dinas paint lids template
4. 6”x6” floral stencil (donna downey)
5. 6”x6” random dots stencil (donna downey)
6. 12x12 template – ledger
7. 6 x 6 template - Chickenwire Reversed
8. 6 x 6 template - art is
9. 6 x 6 template - circle explosion
10. 6 x 6 hollyhocks stencil

Students need to bring:
• Favorite acrylic paints in colors you want to work in 
- (I recommend Golden fluid acrylic paints but they are not required)
- suggestion: brown & black in addition to favorite
• white gesso
• molding paste
• objects to make impressions – for example: lids/caps, cookie cutters, glass jars etc. we will use these
to press into wet layer of pouring medium
• heat gun & extension cord
• baby wipes and towel
• water container for brush
• apron


Mixed-Media/Collage Book

Saturday, October 5th
~ 10am-12:30pm
~12:30pm-1:30pm Lunch
~ 1:30pm-4pm 
Fee: $100

Join me in this workshop where you WILL get your hands dirty as you learn start-to-finish how to create
layered mixed-media/collage books in a signature donna downey style. Explore techniques for creating
embedded backgrounds, building a mixed-media color palette (using acrylic paints, oil pastels& india ink), adding dimensional design and texture, blending fabrics, papers, images and a simple bit of bookbinding
to create a unique book from scratch giving your finished piece a uniform look. This workshop also provides you with your own basic tool kit to get you started working in mixed-media and collage.

Supplies in kit:
• turquoise ArtBin
• six – 6 x 9” cardboard
• alphabet stickers
• black india ink
• one oil pastel (any brand)
• one 1 oz bottle of GOLDEN fluid acrylic paint
• spray bottle
• two 2 part tag
• 4 x 6 index card divider
• coin envelope (3 3/8 x 6”)
• coin envelope (2 1/2 x 4 1/4”)
• one roll of bazzill washi tape
• book binding linen thread 20”
• 4 pages of book text
• 36” length of joint tape
• palette knife

Shared class supplies:
• book binding needles
• heavy duty paper awl
• need 8 sets of each stencil
• 6x6 stencil “art is”
• 6x6 stencil “Turkish grunge”
• 6x6 stencil “random dot”
• 6x6 stencil “chevron grunge"

Students need to bring:
• regular gel matte
• moulding paste
• black acrylic paint (recommended GOLDEN
carbon black fluid acrylic)
• enough fabric to make 6 strips of 3 x 9.5” strips (this can be a mix of fabrics or one
design and will be used for binding along the spine of your finished book. This is a great
way to personalize your book!)
• 1” paintbrush
• white gesso
• water cup for brush
• acrylic paint colors (optional: set colors will be provided, but if you want more color options
bring a few of your favorites)
• adhesive (recommend Helmar 450 Quick Dry)
• towel and/or baby wipes
• heat tool and extension cord
• photos (family or mixed media images)
• scissors


Watercolor Whimsy
using Gelatos & watercolor pencils

3 Hour Workshop
Saturday, October 5th
~ 6:00pm-9:00pm
Fee: $60

Learn the fun of painting with watercolors in this workshop and discover the vast range and flexibility of
this media. Play with color as you learn how to mix palettes to put emotion and conviction into your
painting by exploring, experimenting and developing your creativity as an individual. This workshop puts
fun into the process of painting, along with enthusiasm and new techniques in an atmosphere that makes
the beginning as well as the practiced painter feel welcome! I will demonstrate with detailed explanations of all the “hows” and “whys” followed by individual attention to see that each student understands and feels successful. Come one, come all to this workshop, no drawing skills are needed! (Your choice of subject of the “she girl” or “Eiffel Tower” will be provided, however feel free to bring an image of your own if you would rather. Remember that image will transfer in reverse so flip the image if needed before you print it. 

Supplies in kit:
• 11 x 14 canvas board
• each student needs Gelatos Mist Maker Kit
• 6 well palette
• black and white image (she face printed backwards)
• black and white Eiffel Tower collage (printed backwards)

Shared class supplies:
• full range of gelatos (1 set for every 4-5 students)
• full range of watercolor pencils
(1 set for every 4-5 students)
• “imperfection is beauty” stamp sets
(1 set for every 4-5 students)
• “art is” 12 x 12 stencil (10)

Students need to bring:
• black stazon ink pad
• medium (1/2” or smaller flat/wash) & large (1” flat/wash) paintbrush
• baby wipes
• heat gun & extension cord
• Golden regular gel matte
• spray bottle for water
• water cup for brushes
• Liquitex matte varnish (totally optional.
This is a finishing spray to apply to your
finished piece)


PanPastel Painting
Explore the Artist within in a whole NEW way

5 Hour Class
Sunday, October 6
~ 9:30am-12pm  
~ 12pm-1:00pm Lunch
~ 1:00pm-3:30pm  

Whether you are currently using PanPastels, or have just begun to think about doing so, this class will teach
you a few tricks. All you need is a desire to create and play and you’ll leave with a beautiful finished
painting ready to be displayed. Students will learn about PanPastel ready surfaces and mediums, explore
basic sketching and image transfer techniques, color blending, building shape, sofft tools and application
of PanPastel color as I demo all my favorite tools and products and tell you why I love them. Samples of
my PanPastel art will be provided to use as a models, as well as demonstration on how to sketch, draw and
transform simple designs into dynamic and colorful pieces of art. Ask any questions about what materials
and methods i use throughout the day as I help you build your own unique PanPastel paintings. no previous
PanPastel experience is required.

Supplies in kit:
• (3) Pastel Boards
• (7) PanPastel Colors that include....
• Magenta Ex Dark
• Magenta
• Orange
• Neutral Grey Shade
• Perm. Green Shade
• Bt Yell. Green Shade
• Yellow Ochre
• Palette Tray & Cover
• Sofft® Painting Knife
• (2) Sofft® Knife Covers
• Sofft Sponge Bar
• Sofft Angle Slice Sponge
• (2) Inspirational Images

Shared class supplies:
• Assorted PanPastel Colors

Students need to bring:
• Apron
• Workable Fixative
• Paper Towel
• Baby Wipes
• Inspirational Image - Optional

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