September 24th, 2014 | Comments Off

I taught a new group of people how to transform old books into art at Hot Art Wet City this past weekend. It’s always an interesting exercise for me to take all the things I’ve taught myself about the process of making altered books and pass it on to other people. From there they take it in their own direction and I love to see what will happen.

Altered Book Workshop

Everything pictured here is a work in progress by a participant in the class. There was a nice mix of styles and a good amount of experimenting. I don’t think anyone fully completed a project, but that just meant they could keep working on it more at home.

Altered Book Workshop

The best part for me when I teach a class is seeing everyone leaving happy and inspired by the new things they’ve learned.

September 12th, 2014 | Comments Off

At the beginning of October I will be on location once again at Opus Art Supplies Hastings Street location giving an in-store demo of paper cutting techniques. The demo is FREE but you must register by phone (604‑678‑5889) to reserve a spot as space is limited.

Work-in-progress: Paper cut design

When I give these demos at Opus I try to do a thorough run down on knives, paper, techniques, and different ways to use paper cut elements in artwork.

Opus Artist Demo: Freeform Paper Cutting Techniques
Date: Sunday October 5th, 2014
Time: 11pm & 1pm
Cost: Free
Location: Opus Art Supplies, 100-207 West Hastings Street

Posted in Workshops
September 9th, 2014 | Comments Off

The Eastside Culture Crawl is offering a few workshops related to professional development for their participating artists. On Tuesday September 23rd I will be teaching the workshop, Instagram for Artists.


Instagram is a mobile-based photo sharing app with 100 million active users, and the favourite Social Media tool for creative people. Rachael Ashe will demonstrate the potential of Instagram as a means for showcasing artwork, sharing process, and engaging a local and international online audience. The workshop will include a thorough exploration of Instagram functionality, how to use hashtags, apps to use with Instagram, building an audience, promoting your work etc.

I’ve taught this workshop a few times to small groups of artist friends and the feedback has been positive. I use Instagram daily to share my work, and I think it’s one of the best tools around for creative people.

Please visit the Eastside Culture Crawl website to sign up for this workshop »