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Upcoming In-Person Classes for 2018


If your resolution for 2018 is to take an in-person class with me (and congrats, that's a great resolution), then you should check out my teaching schedule for 2018:

  • TBD Classes at Whimsodoodle in St. Petersburg, FL (March 2-3)
  • Big Collage (3-day mixed media art extravaganza) in Syracause, NY (March 23-25)
  • TBD Classes in Boston, MA area (April 28-29)
  • TBD Classes in Boston, MA area (October 13-14)
  • Mixed Media Circus: Whimsical Collage (3-days co-teaching with Nathalie Kalbach) outside of Coventry in England (November 2-4)

I don't anticipate adding any extra dates to the schedule, with the exception of a weekend at the Ink Pad in NYC.  Dates are still pending on that one, but I will update you when that happens.  As you can see, there is a lot of TBD in terms of what the classes are.  As always, I will update you as soon as I know what classes are going where.

In the meantime, here's a bit about the fabulous 3-day mixed media collage class in Syracuse, NY.  Now open for registration!  Watch the video for more:

Here is the official description of the class:

BIG COLLAGE is an exciting three-day art workshop (March 23-25) with Julie Fei-Fan Balzer.  If you have never taken a workshop with Julie, you don't know all the fun you've been missing! Julie's personality and joy for her art will inspire and entertain you.  This is more than just a workshop - it's an experience you will talk about months later!

During this weekend workshop you'll be creating giant mixed media collages! Discover how working large changes your art and opens up exciting possibilities for detail, abstraction, and impact. You’ll work on two pieces simultaneously -- one representational and one abstract.

Day one is all about making unique papers for collage. These authentic and colorful papers will help to make our finished mixed media collages express each of our unique artistic personalities.  Learn how to create a complete palette of collage papers and why that matters.

Day two is all about laying the foundation for your finished artwork. Through a series of fun and easy exercises we’ll eliminate your fear of that giant blank canvas.  Together you’ll experiment with myriad color, pattern and layering techniques.

Day three is all about bringing your dual compositions together. We’ll discuss how to know when you’re done, how to create balance and harmony in your work, how to bring some things out and push other things back, how to embrace your personal style, and even how to talk about your work. 

What's Included ? 

  • Thursday night welcome party!
  • Three FULL days of instruction with Julie Fei-Fan Balzer
  • Transportation to/from Syracuse Hancock Airport to the hotel.
  • Snacks and other surprise goodies!
  • ​Loads of laughs!

You can learn more and register HERE.

Thanks for stopping by!