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{painted pages workshop}


it's HERE

my new workshop will run july 14-august 8  
we'll then take a "creative recess" to paint and play
with a reconnection/final feedback week 
september 15-19

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learn about my original class, {painted pages workshop}, ran in 2012 and 2013) 

learn all about that and my have a peek at my teaching style below:


watch the promo video from my first session of {painted pages workshop} below! 

painted pages workshop summer 2013 from Sarah Ahearn Bellemare on Vimeo.

{painted pages workshop} is for ­anyone who is curious and creative, whether you are just starting out, or already a seasoned artist.  No matter where you are on your creative path,  this will be a fulfilling and inspiring experience!  If you are willing to make some messes, have fun, playfully explore, and learn some new techniques for your own artwork, then come along for the ride!  

Through high-quality instructional videos, gorgeous photographs by Thea Coughlin, supportive daily blog posts, and my real-time encouragement and feedback, you’ll become a part of an exciting online creative community. I will be available throughout the class to TEACH and support you as you create at your own pace

Wanna know the BEST PART?!  Just before the class starts, I’ll mail you your very own inspiring CLASS KIT to be used for the duration of the course.  Inside your kit, you’ll find glassine envelopes brimming with found papers, vintage collage materials, idea prompts, handwritten instructions, and other fun surprises to jumpstart your creative process and accompany you through the lessons week-by-week. 


To say i am over the moon for this workshop would be an understatement!  It’s been many months in the making, and i’ve thought through each and every detail to create the best learning experience possible!  Also, by sending a fun-filled class kit to every student, it is my hope that our online workshop community will feel as “in person” and hands-on as possible.  A teacher at heart, I can’t wait to share my favorite techniques, tips and tricks during this exciting month-long class!  i’ve always been inspired by the many amazing students in the workshops i teach, and this one will be no different ---  i look forward to meeting YOU and sharing in your artistic process!   


{painted pages workshop} will be held in a password-protected “classroom” on a blog-style website.  there will be daily posts (monday - friday) by sarah that will include brand new, fun + informative videos, beautiful photos, clearly organized written content, inspiring interviews and SO MUCH MORE!  

+ there will also be some real time “check-ins” from sarah to answer your questions and to give feedback throughout the class. 

here’s a what the class will look like each week - 
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WEEK ONE- setting up/organizing your creative workspace + gathering materials and inspiration + sarah’s studio tour 

WEEK TWO- focus will be on sketchbooks with peeks into my own page spread + sketchbook activities, instruction and prompts 

WEEK THREE- it’s time to play + paint!  you'll dive right into painting with a fun game to get over the fear of the“scary” blank canvas!  you’ll have at least 3 small paintings started! 

WEEK FOUR- you'll build upon what we’ve learned so far + watch as i make a BIG painting from start to finish just for the class! you’ll go BIG too if you are feeling ready! 

Each week’s goals and assignments will be introduced on mondays with a video, then supported and built upon though the week with written content.  Students will be posting images of the assignments to a private flickr group as well as to an active private facebook page. more information about ALL of this and more on the FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS PAGE right HERE!  

+ I’ve designed this course to work alongside my book Painted Pages: Fueling Creativity with Sketchbooks and Mixed Media. I’m so happy that this class is bringing to life what i started in my book. You may think of my book as a supplemental “workbook”, it’s certainly not necessary, but I know it will enhance your class experience. If you would like a personalized and signed copy, go here to purchase and a print of your choice will be included! 

Here’s what you’ll receive as part of this course:  

+   A behind the scenes peek into Sarah’s home studio and life as a mama and artist. 

+  An amazing and inspiring class “kit” filled with collage materials, creative prompts, handwritten instructions, and lots of inspiration to lead you though each week. Mailed right to your door before the class starts! 

+  Paint-stained hands and collage-filled sketchbooks.

+    A jumpstart or nudge to help you begin, or continue on your creative path.

+  My support and guidance throughout the four weeks.

+  One-on-one feedback on your artwork if requested.

+  Inspiring ideas from to fill you up and bring to your own creative practice.

+  Creative ideas and inspiration from special weekly guests.

+    A new community of like-minded creative souls to connect with during and after the course.

+   Support from your fellow classmates.

+  Encouragement to continue your own artwork once the class has ended.

You will learn :

+      How to set up your creative space to make it work for you and your lifestyle.

+     Important and easy ways to incorporate art in your everyday life.

+      New ways of working in your sketchbook.

+  Insight into how I combine acrylic paint and collage to create her mixed media     paintings.

+      Fun mixed media techniques like image transfer (and more!)

+     Techniques to avoid and get out of creative ruts.

+     How to get over the fear of the “scary” blank canvas.

+      A fresh way of working with mixed media.

+     How to take an idea from your sketchbook and turn it into a larger, finished mixed media painting.

+      And SO much more... !


The cost for four weeks of creative adventure with Sarah is just $170 per student AND the price includes the amazing and inspiring class kit! Want to know more before you sign up? Take a good look at the Frequently Asked Questions page HERE, that should answer any questions you might have! 

Also, feel free to be in touch with any questions!  contact me - paintedpagesworkshop AT gmail DOT com 
xoxo *sarah