March Creative Exchange

The Layered Mixed Media Art Journal

Mary Beth Shaw & StencilGirl are coming to town!

The Arts Alliance

March Creative Exchange

The Layered Mixed Media Art Journal

with Mary Beth Shaw of StencilGirl Products

Saturday, March 21st

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Catered lunch provided by Whole Foods Market- Mason

Enjoy a day with renowned artist and teacher Mary Beth Shaw as you personally design covers and scrumptious page layers for your art journals!

Mary Beth Shaw works in Mixed Media because she "loves to play with art supplies." The owner of StencilGirl Products, she uses stencils on anything that will hold still. Her spontaneous processes utilize paint, ink, marker along with collage, fabric and texture mediums. She welcomes so-called 'mistakes' because they "lead to wonderful opportunities." She works in a variety of mediums including collage, acrylic, encaustic and most recently, Art Journals. She credits the Art Journal with "saving her mind."

All creative levels welcome - get inspired here: StencilGirl pinspiration

Learn how to create your own custom collage papers, stickers and even tape (!) to use in your journaling practice and then complete pages using paints, pens and markers.

Whether you are brand new to art journals or experienced, you are sure to find Mary Beth's enthusiasm absolutely contagious.

Please bring the following:

1. BTK [Basic Tool Kit] Glue stick (UHU brand preferred), small scissors, small metal ruler, water container, a few brushes of mixed sizes, baby wipes. If you own a Non-stick craft sheet and would like to bring it that would be great!

2. One Canson XL Mixed Media notebook, spiral bound. No larger than 9x12 please. The affordable notebook can be purchased from ANY of the following sites:

Dick Blick

Utrecht Art Supplies



3.$20 supplies fee [payable cash the day of the event to Mary Beth] which covers all paints and gesso’s, paint markers, journal pens, pencils, tapes, stickers, stencils, papers, collage items, fabrics and additional glues that we will be using. Each participant will also receive a generous 'kit' of items from Mary Beth that they can take home.

4. Extra funds to purchase goodies from her pop-up StencilGirl Products shop!

Mary Beth Shaw is the author of "Flavor for Mixed Media" and "Stencil Girl" both published by North Light. She also has two instructional DVDs published by North Light and a number of downloadable Webinars available online.

Layered Mixed Media Art Journal w/ Mary Beth Shaw

Saturday, March 21st, 10am-5pm

The Snyder House at Cottell Park


$95.00 - includes lunch from Whole Foods Market

Don't miss the StencilGirl Products pop-up shop!

For more information, visit the event page on Eventbrite.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

At the Creative Exchange you get to:

  • Create one-of-a-kind brag worthy make & take art!
  • Activate your“creative bones” in a beautiful comfortable homey environment free from judgment and competition.
  • Be inspired & encouraged by talented and skilled local and international artist-instructors to trust your own creative voice.
  • Enjoy an onsite catered lunch from Whole Foods Market during your workshop experience.

Mary Beth Shaw

Mary Beth worked in the insurance industry for 18 years before one day she went crazy and quit her job. While exploring her creativity, she re-ignited her inner artist. She is now ecstatic to support herself as as full time mixed media painter and nationally known workshop instructor. She enjoys helping students find their voice and teaching them to critically assess their own work so they can grow as an artist.

Having hand-cut her own stencils for years, Mary Beth dipped her toe into the stencil design business in 2010. Expanding StencilGirl to team up with other artists is the fulfillment of her dream to provide the highest quality artist designed stencils for the mixed media world.

Mary Beth is the author of Flavor for Mixed Media published by North Light and is also a Columnist for Somerset Studios. Living in Wildwood, MO with her husband and 3 cats, Mary Beth is passionate about every moment of life.
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