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Printing with a gel plate opens up a world of opportunities for artists, card makers, scrapbookers and art journallers. Gel printing can be done with a range of art materials and found objects. Join me to learn a variety of ways to use a gel plate and create a stack of prints you can turn into cards, collage and works of art. Participants will need to bring their own gel plate and brayer to the class.

Please bring the following: Gel Plate*, soft brayer*, 6″x 6″ detailed pattern stencil or larger
Optional but helpful:  paper of different kinds (printer, tissue, rice paper, kraft paper, book or music pages), acrylic medium body paints, extra stencils, high contrast glossy magazine pages

*I recommend Gel Press brand of gel plates and Speedball soft rubber brayers

Date: Saturday July 9
Time: 1:00-4:00pm
Location: Crop A While 2297 St. Joseph Blvd, Unit E/F
Ottawa, ON K1C 1E7
Fee: $36 Class is full please contact Crop A While to be put on a waiting list

Come join me on an art journal adventure. In this workshop we will create a textured backdrop for butterflies, birds or flowers in the Dina Wakley white 6″x 6″ media journal. No previous skills required as we will approach the blank page together and experiment with collage texture, colour value and doodled die-cuts.  If you have wanted to start an art journal but didn’t know where to begin, this workshop is for you. If you are an avid art journaller looking for inspiration and community please join us.

If this is your first episode, that is not a problem. Please note in addition to the class fee you will need to purchase the Art Journal Adventure Kit which includes the journal and supplies for your first and future workshops! Each workshop is a stand alone class exploring different themes, techniques and mediums. To see what might happen on an Art Journal Adventure click here!

Date: Wednesday July 20
Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Location: Crop A While 2297 St. Joseph Blvd, Unit E/F
Ottawa, ON K1C 1E7
Fee: $36 Register at Crop A While

Date: Friday July 22
Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Location: Crop A While 2297 St. Joseph Blvd, Unit E/F
Ottawa, ON K1C 1E7
Fee: $36 Register at Crop A While

Date: Saturday July23
Time: 1:00-4:00pm
Location: Crop A While 2297 St. Joseph Blvd, Unit E/F
Ottawa, ON K1C 1E7
Fee: $36 Register at Crop A While

Classes are coming back to Riverside! I have missed the camaraderie of the Riverside regulars. We are starting small with just one Monday class in July. It will be a chance to reconnect and make decisions about fall and winter classes. We are returning to a favourite technique of mine, making watercolour backgrounds using a range of techniques. Once we have a little collection we will turn a few into cards using stamps and dies to add focal elements and sentiments.

Please bring the following: adhesive, paper trimmer, water spritzer, 2 water jars, 1″ flat watercolour brush, plastic or glass craft mat.
Optional but helpful: MISTI or stamp positioning tool, heat tool, die cutting machine, dies you would like to feature on finished cards, distress inks or watercolour paints

Date: Monday July 25, 2022
Time: 12:30-3:30pm
Location: Riverside United Church 3191 Riverside Drive, Ottawa, ON K1V 8N8
Fee: $40
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58 Comments on “Classes”

  1. Janice stone says:

    Oh how I wish I lived closer . You should do an online class . I live in Virginia USA

  2. I have to agree with Janice! If I could commute there from Ohio I sure would love to! I love every single one of these cards!

  3. Liane Desmarais-Cavanagh says:

    I feel so lucky that I get to participate in this class. I can’t wait.

  4. Terri says:

    Hi Heather. If anyone should cancel for the March 22nd class please contact me at my e-m addy, I would like to take their spot.

    Ter 😉

  5. M J says:

    If I was still in ON would attend; unfortunately South Africa is a tad too far away 😦 Have fun and enjoy!

  6. Loralee Parish says:

    You absolutely MUST move to San Jose, California so I can have access to ALL your wonderful classes.

  7. stonevab says:

    Oh I wish you would do video classes . I love every one of your cards and would pay for a class . Sad in virginia Janice

  8. Heather, please, please do an on line class, I’m in BC and don’t get to Ontario very often.

    • Marliese says:

      Oh Heather, how I wish I could attend your classes. Love your cards. Do you think I could commute from NYC!

  9. cassy says:

    I HAVE to agree with so many others. Would LOVE to take some of your classes. ALL of your classes.! If you ever do an OnLine class I would gladly GLADLY pay to attend!! You do beautiful work!

  10. Diana Laabs says:

    Hi I also would love an online class and from Wisconsin in the USA. I know the cost is more plus getting the money there and the cards back here is expensive and take awhile but I might try it at least once to see.


  11. Diana Laabs says:

    Hi again Video classes would be great where we can be on at the same time doing what you show GREAT idea to one of the ladies above.

    Sign me up
    Diana WI

  12. Jenny says:

    Hi Heather I live in Australia and have just discovered your page , your work is amazing, and like some of the other ladies I would be very happy to pay to do an online class

  13. Tina Byers says:

    You should put your classes on DVD and sell them. I would buy a class or two 🙂

  14. Holly Jackson says:

    Heather, Would you ever consider doing an online class? I live in Ohio… and would LOVE to take your classes!

  15. shirley says:

    Any plans for classes in the spring with the new Penny Black “So Special” floral Slapstick Clings?

    • Heather says:

      Hi Shirley, I will be including some of the new Slapstick cling stamps in upcoming classes starting either March or April.

      • shirley says:

        Look forward to them! I will keep an eye open for the April classes. I will be driving from Toronto and since March weather can be unpredictable it will be safer for me to think April. I attended two of your classes at Bizzy B’s in Toronto a year or so ago. Unfortunately as you probably know Bizzy B closed last summer.

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  17. myrna sweet says:

    Just attended another fabulous class with Heather. For this class she showed us how you can make stunning backgrounds/cards using only 3 primary colours of brusho watercolour powders. The results were wonderful, and now I can go back to my old stamps and use them in many different ways. If I come away with 1 good idea from a class I think it was well worth it, but this class we learnt numerous ideals thus making the class priceless. I have already signed up for her next class!

  18. Cindy says:

    Count me in for video classes! I live in Illinois and I love your work. I would like to do more with watercolor but can’t seem to get over my fears.

  19. 3kidmama says:

    Another faithful blog reader and SUPERFAN – who would LOVE to take an online class from you, Heather! Please let us know if something that that is ever in the works! Meanwhile, I keep loving your lovely videos with your soothing teaching voice. 🙂

  20. myrna sweet says:

    Just attended Heather’s latest class making bright and colourful cards using Darkroom Door stamps. We had a great time and the cards we made-Priceless! I would highly recommend taking one of her classes. I live in Belleville and the drive to and back is over 6 hours, but it is totally worth it. If you are from out of town, grab a friend, stay over night and have a fabulous girl’s weekend in Ottawa!

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  22. Priscilla says:

    Would love to take an online class with you if that is something you ever consider

  23. Glenna says:

    I was so excited to hear about your Toronto classes (I got greedy), I signed up for both 🙂 Really looking forward to them!

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  25. Ginny says:

    Love your work and would so love to take an online class from you. Perhaps you could just video one of your classes as you do it and post. I’d pay to see it.

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