Total Time: 10 hours 14 mins 35 secs
Here at Creativebug, we’re dreaming of spring flowers and leaning hard into our yarn stash. We’re whipping out the paints and stitching up a storm, cozying up indoors with a big burst of creativity (and a plate of heart-shaped cookies). Fall in love with crafting all over again with original projects, perfect for midwinter making.
Introduction to Drawing
Molly Hatch
For beginning artists, nothing is more elusive than learning how to use simple lines to create dimensional artwork. In this class, artist and illustrator Molly Hatch starts at the very beginning, covering all of the elemental tools and materials you’ll need to get started, and demonstrating how simple lines can be used to create contoured shapes. From there, you’ll learn fundamental exercises for adding depth and dimension to line work. This course is designed to give you a basic understanding of line drawing that will serve as a foundation for all of your artistic endeavors.
Paper Flowers: Make a Charm Peony Hair Clip
Livia Cetti of The Green Vase
In this class, paper flower artist Livia Cetti shares her technique for making everyone’s favorite flower: the peony. You will learn how to bleach the paper, cut out the petals, and put them all together to make a lush, realistic bloom. She then teaches you how to attach a hair clip to the bloom, making it a perfect long-lasting accessory – and a perfect way to enjoy this special bloom year-round.
February Lookbook // 2017
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Come see what we're crushing on this month - a stunning mix of new classes and Creativebug classics.
 
Diamonds in the Sky Quilt
Heather Jones
This modern quilt design uses 12 large-scale blocks that are strip-pieced, which can be assembled in different orientations to achieve a different finished design. Heather shows you how to cut and strip piece fabric and then cut them into blocks. She also talks about how to work with bias cut edges to minimize stretch. As well as nifty technique for sewing consistent ¼” seams. Heather teaches how to assemble the quilt top, which is an accessible design for new quilters, as well as experienced quilters looking to try out a modern aesthetic.

 
The Wilton Method®: Sugar Cookies
Wilton Instructors
Make classic sugar cookies from scratch with the Wilton method. Not only will Emily show you how to make the dough and cut out shapes, but she also shares expert tips for decorating the cookies with royal icing. This class is perfect for anyone who wants to make professional looking cookies for holidays, Halloween, parties and special events year round.
Creative Boot Camp - Six Exercises to Spark Artistic Discovery
Lisa Congdon
Jumpstart your artistic practice with six weeks of creativity exercises taught by Lisa Congdon. Using a variety of Lisa's favorite art supplies and tried-and-true processes, learn how to use Microns, oil sticks, paints and collage to take a fresh look at shape, line and color. These exercises allow you to "get loose" and enjoy the process without overthinking the outcome. You’ll also learn how to work with color, use collage to respond to your in-progress artwork, and go outside to gather inspiration from your surroundings. Unlike Lisa's other classes, this series focuses less on specific projects and dives deeply into the artistic process to help you develop your own creative voice.

Make sure to share your artwork in our class galleries and on Instagram #cbugbootcamp 
Illustrative Painting with Gouache
Jennifer Orkin Lewis
Learn how Jennifer Orkin Lewis (also known as August Wren) uses gouache to create vibrant illustrations. Jennifer’s paintings are full of color and movement, and in this 3-part series, you’ll learn how to approach painting in her lively style. The class begins with a lesson on mixing colors and painting everyday objects. Once you’ve had a chance to practice your brushstrokes, you’ll learn how to paint florals and create stylized lettering.
 
Entrelac Workshop
Marly Bird
 Entrelac looks complex but it doesn't have to be. Marly Bird brings her fun, casual teaching style to an advanced knitting technique, showing how to create this beautiful interlocking pattern with ease. You’ll learn new skills throughout this three-part series by making a simple rectangular entrelac shawl, a cowl that is worked in the round, and a hat that comes together with simple shaping techniques. Once you’ve taken this series, you’ll be able to work any entrelac pattern with confidence.
Simplicity Sewing: Classic Denim Apron
Michele of Simplicity
Learn how to make a professional looking shop apron featuring ample pockets and crisscross straps with Michele Muska of Simplicity Patterns. Based on a vintage apron pattern, this classic design has been updated for the modern sewist and is available in three different versions for men, women and kids (Simplicity Pattern #8151). Equally at home in the wood shop, the painting studio, or the kitchen, we’ve dubbed this versatile cover-up the official apron of Creativebug.
Stamped and Sewn Valentine's Pouches
Courtney Cerruti
Make Valentine’s Day extra special with this sweet and simple felt pouch. Courtney Cerruti shows you how to create hand-sewn felt envelopes for stashing treats and love notes, complete with stamped motifs and contrasting yarn embellishments for extra cuteness. Best of all, included with this class are printable Valentine’s—the perfect size to slip into your finished felt pouch.
 
Drafting Leggings Pattern
Cal Patch
Learn how to draft your very own pattern for a custom pair of leggings, using your measurements, taken from your body, as the foundation. You'll be the designer and decide on ankle, calf or knee length, high or low waist... whatever your heart desires. Cal will show you how to take your measurements and explain the concept of "negative ease." Then you will transfer those measurements to paper with a little patternmaking mojo. At the end of this workshop, you'll be ready for Cal's workshop on sewing leggings from your freshly-drafted, custom pattern. Download the Measurements Worksheet PDF before you begin – to assist in getting proper measurements.

 
Sewing Leggings
Cal Patch
Stay cozy and chic this winter with your own leggings. Cal offers tips for sewing with stretch fabrics – including different options for seams, and two different kinds of waistbands. Leggings are a warm and versatile staple, and now you can whip up different pairs to match any mood or outfit.