Internationally Known Mixed Media Artist and Author Dina Wakley coming to Runaway in February

Runaway is lucky enough to have yet another internationally known artist coming to teach classes for our customers. Dina Wakley is coming in February to teach three days of classes — you’ll want to get on the list now because we expect these classes to fill quickly!

Here is the complete schedule and Dina’s own class descriptions for her visit Friday, Feb. 6 thru Sunday, Feb. 8 (if you want to see the complete supply list, check out the individual events listing for each class):


Friday, Feb. 6, 2015

Introduction to Art Journaling

Time: 9 am – noon

Cost: $65

Have you been curious about art journaling, but are not sure where to start? Come and play with me! We’ll explore what art journaling is and I will teach you a few techniques for creating fun and expressive pages. We’ll create backgrounds, image layers, and top texture. We’ll make several pages and you’ll get a feel for playing, experimenting, and being free with your art.  I’ll also give you some tips for page topics and writing on your pages. No previous art experience is required.

Art Journal Play Series: Beyond the Ink Pad

Time: 1 – 4 pm

Cost: $65

“Art Journal Play” classes are all about exploring and playing with art journaling techniques. The goal is to learn techniques, experiment, play, and make finished journal pages. We’ll be working in journals, but the techniques apply to all mixed-media projects (canvases, book-making, etc.).

In this class, we’ll explore one of our favorite addictions, rubber stamps. But we are going to go beyond the ink pad and use stamps with Pan Pastels, acrylic paints, crayons, gelatos, and more. I will show you techniques for creating and then we will build finished pages on top of our stamping–that means we’ll consider color, composition and layers as we finish our work.


Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015

Chunky Technique Book

Time: 10 am – 5 pm (includes one hour for lunch)

Cost: $120

Join me for a day of technique fun! We will make eight mixed-media backgrounds and play with a slew of products and materials. Paint? Yep. Ink? Of course. Modeling Paste? Naturally. We’ll especially focus on stencils: many ways to use and abuse them. At the end of the day, we’ll bind the backgrounds into a chunky journal. Get ready to get messy!


Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015

Art Journal Play Series: Words of Advice, a Collage Adventure

Time: 9 am – noon

Cost: $65

Do you need to give someone advice? Maybe you need to give yourself advice? Come and make collaged pages that focus on stamped advice that is personal and powerful. I will help demystify collage for you as we build pages with paint, ink, and simple motifs. We’ll add advice to create meaningful pages that are well-composed. We’ll play and create and let the advice sing.

Art Journal Play Series: Creature Feature

Time: 1 – 4 pm

Cost: $65

Ah, little creatures. You can call them spirit animals, good luck charms, treasured companions, or even just a peek into Mother Nature’s goodness. Let’s spend a day creating creatures for our art work. Birds, dogs, foxes, anything goes!  I’ll show you various art techniques for getting creatures into your work. We’ll be stamping with PanPastels and Gelatos, and even drawing and collaging, with lots of scribbles and artsy lines. We’ll celebrate our creatures with bright colors and marks.