The Gift of the Present

Art will bring you to a different place every time | taught by Mary Beth Shaw

Course description

Today’s world can be a lot to take. I know you understand what I mean.

In The Gift of the Present, I want you to step back and make some time for yourself and make space where you can express some of your deepest thoughts, get them out on the page as you make a beautiful, meaningful piece of art.

I will share with you how to create a work of heart and soul, filled with mystery that captures the essence of what you want to manifest in your life or things for which you are grateful.

During our mixed media journey together, you will learn to layer color and patterns, the push-pull of resists, and especially, where you are in this moment as an artist.

Mary Beth Shaw
Mary Beth Shaw
Owner

Mary Beth Shaw worked in the insurance industry for 18 years before she quit her job in 2000 to re-ignite a childhood love of art. She is now a full time painter and internationally known workshop instructor. Her creative process is largely self taught, spontaneous and joyful. She is author of Flavor for Mixed Media and Stencil Girl , both published by F&W and is also a columnist for Somerset Studios Magazine.

In 2010, Mary Beth recognized a need for 'artist designed' stencils and created StencilGirl Products, which has quickly grown into a respected supplier of high quality stencils for all media. Living with her husband and three cats, Mary Beth is passionate about every moment of life.

- Mary Beth Shaw

Reviews (2)

Easy going!

by LUCY TYSON
This course by Mary Beth Shaw was very helpful and I really liked it because it was a easy mixed media class. There is so much that we can do in mixed media and it can get confusing and overwhelming as to what to use and how to use the many supplies we have on hand. I loved that Mary Beth takes this nice and easy step by step that anyone with basic mixed media materials can do. There is collage, painting, use of mark making, and use of stencils (of course) LOL. Also I really like it when instructors tell you what they are thinking and Mary Beth does not hold back on why she does this or that technique. This is a good course to take for people new to mixed media.

by Sarah Robinson

Easy going!

by LUCY TYSON
This course by Mary Beth Shaw was very helpful and I really liked it because it was a easy mixed media class. There is so much that we can do in mixed media and it can get confusing and overwhelming as to what to use and how to use the many supplies we have on hand. I loved that Mary Beth takes this nice and easy step by step that anyone with basic mixed media materials can do. There is collage, painting, use of mark making, and use of stencils (of course) LOL. Also I really like it when instructors tell you what they are thinking and Mary Beth does not hold back on why she does this or that technique. This is a good course to take for people new to mixed media.

by Sarah Robinson