Have Fun Creating Greeting Cards

Maribeth Jagger

Saturday, December 1, 10:00AM - 1:00PM

$48 (Supplies Included)


Class Description

Wouldn’t it be fun to open your mail during the holidays and find someone had sent you a handmade card? You could be the one to bring that joy to some of your favorite family and friends! In this workshop, we will create one of a kind artistic holiday cards and gift tags using embossing, mixed media. layering, die cuts and other techniques. All necessary supplies will be included in the small supply fee, so all you need is to register and show up ready to have fun creating your own unique holiday cards.

 

About the Instructor

Maribeth Jagger has painted most of her adult life, having received her degree in art from Northwest Florida State University.

Her art reveals a great deal about her life and passions. Long, rolling country roads disappearing into the distance; lively colorful cottage gardens; quiet, pristine woods in the snow; or energetic close-ups of the majesty of nature: Each painting conveys a feeling of joy and whimsy. Her art is a representation of the beauty she sees in the world around her, as she reduces the subject to its most elemental and powerful components, and invites the viewer to step into that world.

She primarily works with alcohol inks, as she feels they vibrate with a purity of color, fluidity and energy that’s hard to replicate with other mediums. "I love the vibrancy and spontaneity of alcohol inks. Much like watercolor, the inks can be controlled and manipulated, but I usually let them take the lead. Then I'll jump in and manipulate them to develop my subject, creating a balance between a loose fluidity and a tighter realistic subject, which allows the viewer to complete the story and experience his or her own emotions."

An avid hiker, Maribeth spent six days hiking solo on the Appalachian Trail in 2014. She continued her hike in 2015, immersing herself in nature and finding inspiration for creating her art.