Dina Wakley kicks off 2019 with a February visit to Runaway

We here at Runaway are so excited! We will be the first store where Dina Wakley teaches in 2019 using her new products released in the middle of January.

Dina will be at Runaway on Thursday, Feb. 21, Friday, Feb. 22 and Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019.

You will find out the basic information bout her classes below, with more details on the class descriptions pages. Let us know which classes you’d like to take. If you take all of the classes, Christy will have a goodie bag for you to take home on the first day of class. 

Save your spot in class by an e-mail to Christy@RunawayArt.com, by calling us at 503-881-6270, or coming by the store.

We do require prepayments for Dina’s classes. You can come by the store or mail a check to:
Runaway Art & Craft Studio
311 Commercial St NE
Salem, OR 97301


Thursday, February 21 — 10 am to 5 pm
Fee: $145

Dina’s description: “I love abstract figures, and the best part about them is that they are easy to create and there are lots of fun ways to create them. Join me for this class, where we will explore several methods of creating our figures. Then we’ll incorporate them into finished journal pages and art pieces.”


Friday, February 22, 2019 — 10 am to 5 pm
Fee: $150

Dina’s description: “I always say one thing missing in mixed media is restraint. This class is all about doing less. We’ll focus on the power of line, brushstroke, and color to tell our stories instead of burying them under dozens of layers. Listen, I love layers, but it is good artistic practice to work with a limited palette of supplies. Artistic growth, here we come! This class includes a small 6×6″ journal, in which we’ll work during the class.”


Saturday, February 23, 2019 — 10 am to 1 pm
Fee: $75

Dina’s description: “By special request, here’s a reprise of beeswax collage. This process is experimental, fun, and creates such interesting transparent layers that pictures don’t even begin to do them justice. We’ll play with Media Board, pure beeswax, and collage papers and tissues. We’ll add acrylic paint in between layers for interesting effects, and will even scratch into the wax to make marks. You’ll be hooked!”


Saturday, February 23, 2019 — 2 pm to 5 pm

Fee: $75

Dina’s Description: “No drawing experience required for this face painting class…we are going to use stamped images and collage tissue. Easy peasy! I’ll show you my favorite ways to paint faces, using both acrylics and Scribble Sticks. We’re going for interesting art faces, not traditional and cute. Come with a sense of adventure and ready to play!”

Supply list for all classes

  • Basic tool kit: Ranger craft sheet, scissors, baby wipes, paper towels, paper plate or palette paper to use as a palette (or you can just use your craft sheet). You may also want a small notebook and a pen for taking notes.
  • Your art journal.

We are so fortunate to be the first store! Please join us for three days of amazing teaching and fun!