Classes available to Organisers

I have these classes available for 2019 if you are interested in booking me for a workshop.

Please email me at brenda_brown25@hotmail.com if you would like further information or have any questions for me.


Classes available for you to book at your venue.

My workshops are based on projects that I have designed either for myself or as Design Team samples. They are all my own work.
For specific information about booking me for workshops please ask to see my ‘Terms and Conditions’ sheet which also includes my costs. Thank you.

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Eileen Hull Journal
When Rust and Nature Collide
Time needed – a full day, 10 – 4 with about 45 minutes for lunch.





For this workshop Brenda is going to be showcasing the very popular Scoreboards XL Journal Die from Eileen Hull. Come and find out how she designed this fabulous project in her timeworn style and created textured layers for the front cover. Although Brenda has made this green and yellow oxide coloured journal she encourages you to choose your own to give it that more personal touch so we will have number of different colours available to you.

Please note that the workshop time will be taken for making the journal and the decorative elements on the front cover, there will not be time to make any inserts for it. If you would like to bring papers the double pages need to be 81/2 inches across and 81/4 inches long with the 81/2 inch sided folded to make pages 41/4 x 81/4. We will have a long arm stapler ready to make your pages into signatures and elastic ready for you to add your inserts when you have finished.

Whilst everyone begins from the same starting point and with the same supplies you know you will go home with a project quite special and unique to you. This workshop is suitable for those new to working in mixed media and using acrylic paints as well as those who have more experience, however we do presuppose that you have some knowledge and experience with crafting and are looking to extend yours skills and expertise. Whatever level you are at Brenda, who is a trained teacher, will demonstrate, advise and support you throughout the whole process.


Attendees will  –
-          Learn four different techniques/ways to create old and timework effects using DecoArt media fluid acrylic paints and mediums and distress ink. These are -  a quick way to give a rusty treatment to your substrate; give card an aged tarnished silver look; a scratched paint effect and a textured gritty effect.
-          Use paint and gold metallic lustre to give a realistic look to the die-cut bees.
-          Paint and assemble the journal ready to take three sets of signatures or traveller notebooks (Midori style).

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A mixed-media shadowbox
‘Discover’

Time needed – a full day, 10 – 4 with about 45 minutes for lunch.



Many people love using winged elements like butterflies and dragonflies in their mixed media projects and they are usually characterised in their ‘natural’ colour schemes but Brenda loves to mix things up a bit and explore other ways of representing them in her art. So she has created a background that is very much like an abstract painting but here she used chalky finish paints rather than acrylics, watercolours or oils. The winged creatures have been made to portray unique ‘rusty’ species of their natural form but are of course stamped and die-cut representations.

Brenda is a trained teacher and loves nothing more than to demonstrate and teach in a class, group or one-to-one situation to ensure you get the most from the learning experience and go home with a unique project. At the ned of the session you will leave with a gorgeous 8 x 8 inch shadowbox to hang on your wall or give someone as a gift.

. This workshop is suitable for those new to working in mixed media and using chalk paints as an artist medium  as well as those who have more experience, however we do presuppose that you have some knowledge and experience with crafting and are looking to extend yours skills and expertise.

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A mixed-media canvas
‘Fall out of Summer’
Time needed – a full day, 10 – 4 with about 45 minutes for lunch.



This canvas was designed and created by Brenda for DecoArt and published in the Craft Stamper magazine last year. The Editor of the magazine loved it so much she made it the front cover design and then invited Brenda to be a member of the Craft Stamper Design Team. Brenda was thrilled and of course she said yes.  Although you can read the step by steps in the magazine it’s not quite the same as being taught by the artist herself who has a wealth of knowledge and ideas to share with you as you proceed to learn how to create the beautiful textured background and add the wonderful embellishments over the top.

Come and take a class with Brenda who will teach, support and guide you through all the steps needed for you to make your own version of this fabulous design.  Change the textures, alter the colours and mix up the layout to suit you and go home with a gorgeous canvas to put on the wall at home.

This workshop is suitable for those new to working in mixed media and using chalk paints as an artist medium  as well as those who have more experience, however we do presuppose that you have some knowledge and experience with crafting and are looking to extend yours skills and expertise.


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A mixed media shadow box
Country Cottontails
(new for 2019)

Time needed – a full day, 10 – 4 with about 45 minutes for lunch.



On this workshop you will make a 3D collage that will sit on a textured and crackled background to fit inside an 8 x 8 inch shadowbox.


Use some of the new Tim Holtz 2019 dies, his Entomology stamps and dies and some of his ephemera to create a vintage timeworn collection of elements. Also use the fabulous DecoArt Media range of paints to choose your colour choices and some of the mediums to create those textures. 

Build up the layers including a ‘rusty’ frame and a gorgeous cottontail rabbits to complete the design. 

You can make this as grungy or as contemporary as you like.


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A mixed media shabby board
Heart and Soul 
(new for 2019)
Time needed – a full day, 10 – 4 with about 45 minutes for lunch.



This workshop is so named because of the theme of hearts that creates the focus for this shabby chic project.

I will guide you through the process steps for putting this design together which includes a white crackled edge, distressed and framed with DecoArt media fluid acrylics. There is a patchwork of shabby patchwork papers and a framed, textured heart layered over fabric and lace to enhance the shabby chic appeal. To add more interest there is a little shelf on which a small red heart catches your eye with a quote and paper doll couple. Other elements adorn the board to finish it off.

This piece can be made into a wall hanging to create a beautiful piece of home d├ęcor or could be stood on a shelf.

This is a project based workshop encompassing a variety of techniques - please note that the frame used in the workshop is different to the one used in the photo. Everyone begins from the same starting point and with the same supplies but you know you will go home with a work of art that is special and unique to you.

This workshop is suitable for those new to or who already have some experience of DecoArt products and mixed media work, however we do presuppose that you have some knowledge and experience with crafting and are looking to extend yours skills and expertise.

I am a trained teacher and will demonstrate, advise and support you throughout the whole process and hope you will ask questions if you don’t understand something or need additional advice or support.


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