At last we can reveal our plans for Halloween Megascrap in Dublin on Saturday 1st November-a fantastic creative and action packed day of scrapbooking and photography workshops with international scrapbookers Donna Downey and Anita Mundt.
As the author of the innovative book series, Yes, It's a Scrapbook! Donna is a craft and paper-product junkie. As a Craft-Media artist, she enjoys experimenting, blending and transforming both traditional and unexpected items into meaningful pieces of self-expression. A former elementary school teacher, she has synthesized her first love of teaching with her passion for craft and enjoys traveling across the globe teaching workshops at scrapbook stores and events, writing books, gathering inspiration, designing, and creating art.Originally from the Jersey shore, she now lives in North Carolina, with her husband Bill and their three children.
Donna taught an amazing Blue Hybrid Album class in Dublin last June and is delighted to have the opportunity to return for the Megascrap event on Nov 1st.
Donna will be teaching 2 X three hour workshops at the Halloween Megascrap;
Paint. watercolor. doodle.
8 page, 6x6 acrylic and chipboard album : class time 3 hours
Mix and match sizes, shapes, textures, colors, and mediums to create a bold and beautiful hand-painted and collaged mixed media scrapbook. As you experiment with color, each page will be immediately transformed into mini-masterpieces individually colored and designed by you. You will explore new techniques for using watercolor crayons, layering and collage for acrylic album pages, as well as, paint and doodling tips for taking your creative scrapbooking to the next level.
And her second workshop is 100 eyelets or die trying!
4 x 4” binder album - class time 3 hours
"I'm bringing eyelets back...", sing it with me people!!
This fun compact mini album is bursting from the seams with it's black and white and red all over pieces of creative character. In this class we will rebirth the nostalgic goodness of the eyelet (get your cropadiles ready!) along with paint, paper punches (yes, i said paper punches), handmade custom tags, ribbon and my personal favorite, book text! Together we will create and transform the album's ordinary chipboard pages into a dynamic and interactive album with pages that are meant to be touched and turned. If journaling gets you down, no worries, i even provide you with a full sheet of text strip journaling if you so choose to use it!
Anita is a passionate scrapbooker and photographer. Born in England, she acquired her degree in textile design. After a short time in industry as a designer she retrained to be a primary school teacher. Anita remained in the classroom for 15 years whilst persuing her creative interests in her spare time, before finally making the jump into launching her own photography business last year. Her scrapbooking has been published regularly in the UK, USA and Europe. Anita is now a member of the Design Team for Scrapbook Inspirations Magazine and regularly writes articles on scrapbooking and photography for UK and European magazines. Anita never left her ‘textile’ roots and this influence is prominent in her scrapbooking. Her photography style is modern and edgy, she loves to capture the true personality of her clients to create treasured photographs.
LO Workshop - Anita Mundt - 'WASH DAY'
Crochet is becoming so fashionable! Everywhere you look you see crochet edging on clothes, crochet accessories, so why not crochet on your scrapbooking projects?!
During this workshop you will learn a method of adding 'pretty' crochet edges to your layout. This simple method suits both left and right handed people, and is a great start for crochet virgins!
Bring along one black and white photograph (approx 15cm x 10cm landscape format) of your laundry hanging on the line. It can be a photo of your everyday laundry, or you might want to peg up and photograph clothes with special sentimental meaning to you (e.g babies first baby grow, a sweater knitted by your grandmother, the pair of jeans you bought and could never fit into!)
Photography Workshop – ANITA MUNDT
Whether you have a simple compact camera or a fancy DSLR, there is one photography technique that you can use which is sure to add a little drama to your photographs. Join this workshop and you will change the way you take photographs within minutes... making instant improvement!
Photo Sessions with Anita Mundt
Anyone attending this event will have the opportunity to book a ‘mini portrait session’ with Anita Mundt. You can find examples of her photography work on her website : www.anitamundt.com or her photogblog : www.anitamundt.typepad.com/photography
Formal, funky or plain old whacky... the choice is yours. Let your personality shine through in your shots...you can even bring props if you like (a bunch of balloons, your favourite hat... be creative, be unique!)
At a special price for attendees, you can book a mini shoot and receive 5 photographs (in digital negative format, which will be edited, retouched and then emailed directly to you) for the price of 50 euros. Due to time constraints on the day, the places for ‘mini shoots’ is limited, so please book early!
The Halloween MegaScrap 2008 is a one-day, creativity-packed Scrapbooking and Photography event taking place in:
the 4* CityNorth Hotel
on: Saturday 1st November
from 9.00am to 8.00pm.
CityNorth is located just off the M1 Dublin/Belfast Motorway and is 15 minutes north of Dublin Airport and the M50. It has ample parking, a regular shuttle service to Dublin City and Dublin Airport and superior hotel accommodation for anyone wishing to avail of the special MegaScrap Accommodation Package.
A full-day ticket to the Halloween MegaScrap costs €180.00 and includes:
- A three-hour "Paint.Watercolour.Doodle" Acrylic & Chipboard Album Workshop with Donna Downey
- A one and a half hour "Wash Day" Scrapbook Layout Workshop with Anita Mundt
- A three-hour "100 Eyelets" Chipboard Binder Album Workshop with Donna Downey
- A one-hour Photography Workshop with Anita Mundt (don't forget to bring your cameras!)
- Tea/Coffee throughout the day
Tickets are now available to purchase online at The Scrapbook Store. You can choose to pay for your ticket in full or you also have the option of paying an €80.00 deposit and then a final payment of €100.00. If you've any questions about the event don't hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org For details about the individual classes take a look at the Workshop information.