Wanderlust 2023

Teachers' Line-up

Kasia Avery - Host

Capturing the moment and sensations is everything to me - my language is art. I paint, collage and art journal to figure out my past, my present and future. I scribble, spill, tear, paint and write to let the emotions out. I ask questions and work out my answers through colour, texture, patterns and dynamic connections between contradictions. My work is a perfect reflection of my everyday reality - the colours and subjects reveal the connections that I make between my past and now.

I have taught mixed-media in-person and online since 2011 and everyday I'm grateful for this opportunity to have my dream job. I run Everything Art Ltd together with my husband Jamie.

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On Wanderlust 2023 Kasia will be teaching 8 lessons in total, including 1 Artful Musings class.

Carolyn Dube - Guest Host

Carolyn Dube is a self taught mixed media art adventurer and educator who helps you let go and feel the freedom of play. You can find her designing stencils for StencilGirl Products, teaching in person and online workshops, her articles in magazines such as Somerset Studio and Cloth Paper Scissors, and sharing the message of O.O.P.S. through her YouTube videos and blog.

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On Wanderlust 2023 Carolyn will be teaching 4 lessons in total.

Jeanne Oliver - Guest Host

Jeanne Oliver grew up in rural Illinois and now resides in Castle Rock, CO. She is inspired by our personal stories, travel, and nature.

Jeanne uses art to tell her current stories and also those of growing up among gravel roads, cornfields and early life surrounded by open spaces. Through mark making, layers and mixed media, she hopes to convey that we all have a story to tell.

She was told that she needed to find that one thing but she doesn’t like listening to directions so she embraces many loves and that has given her a sweet mash-up of family, art, and travel. Connecting with women and sharing that each of us has been creatively made is one of her passions.

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On Wanderlust 2023 Jeanne will be teaching 4 lessons in total.

Mary Beth Shaw - Guest Host

Mary Beth Shaw swore off Art Journaling for many years until 2013 when she suddenly had little time to make her own artwork. She started slowly, but then found great solace in her journal. Today she teaches many types of workshops, but her heart swells when sharing journal techniques. She is author of Flavor for Mixed Media and Stencil Girl, is a columnist for Somerset Studios Magazine and a Golden Artist Educator. She is the founder of StencilGirl®Products, LLC.

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On Wanderlust 2023 Mary Beth will be teaching 4 lessons in total.

Guest Teachers

(in order of appearance)

Melissa Fink

Melissa Fink is a painter living in Western New York, creating in her home studio in her old 1870s farmhouse.

She believes beauty has great power to kindle hope. She is deeply inspired by nature and is often reminded that in spite of all that can go wrong in the world, some things can go so right. Nature is evidence of this reality – that beauty can emerge from barren places and broken things can be made new. This is why she paints and why nature deeply inspires her. Her work is an invitation to see beauty in the unfolding moments of life, to offer a glimpse of hope and joy.

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Arlyna is a lifelong artist who has always been into painting and anything art-related since she was young, following her passion for her career as a graphic designer while being an entrepreneur. She enjoys documenting her life in Shanghai through urban sketching and journaling. Her art journals serve as her free space to create freely and expressively and a respite from the hustle and bustle of life with twin teens.

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Rae Missigman

Rae Missigman, mixed media artist, author and instructor is known for her vivid colors, intricate layering and signature repetitive art marks.

Rae believes that creativity can be accomplished in bite sized pieces during even the busiest days. Watercolor is her latest medium where she is bringing her unique viewpoint and love of layering to sheer color and composition.

She strongly encourages all artists to trust themselves to fearlessly do what they love.

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Shawn Petite

Shawn Petite is a mixed media artist living her dream of creating every day. Her passion for art has been with her from childhood. She's been teaching and painting for over 30 years in many different mediums, but found her art soul mate in mixed media.

Shawn produces her own line of stencils and creates soulful and informative online workshops on mixed media. But most importantly, she tries everyday to encourage and inspire. To show love with her paintbrush. To leave her little corner of the world a better place.

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This teacher will be featured in 1 Artful Musings class.

Jerney Marisha

Jerney is an Antwerp based, Dutch artist who enjoys spreading inspiration around like pixie dust. She loves designing creative exercises to help her students overcome fear, self doubt and artist block, and help artists to dive within and make authentic and meaningful art.

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On Wanderlust 2023 Jerney will be teaching 2 lessons in total.

Rebecca Chapman

Rebecca is a mixed media artist and teacher living near Brighton in the UK. She loves the outdoors and you'll often find her working in her sketchbook at the beach or digging in her allotment garden. Nature is always Rebecca's biggest inspiration in her joyful and colourful layered collage work.

Rebecca started focusing on her journal practice when she took a break from teaching art & design in the classroom to stay at home with her young family. Finding ways to fit creativity into daily life in short snippets of time is Rebecca's super power! She loves sharing her techniques to help you feel more confident about making your own art....even when it feels like you don't have time!

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Felicitas Mayer

Felicitas is a mixed media artist and instructor from the beautiful south of Germany. She has been working in the memory keeping industry for the last decade, has taught scrapbooking and mixed media in-person workshops and online classes, and also designed her own craft products.

While Felicitas documents her lifestory in photos and papers for a living, she finds fun, enjoyment, contentment and gratification in art journaling and all things mixed media – Felicitas heavily believes in empowering creatives to explore their own creative potential.

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Nicole Warrington

Nicole Warrington is an artist and educator on Vancouver Island on Canada’s West Coast. She works with watercolour and mixed media to create art journals and paintings. Her art is deeply inspired by her connection to the landscape and natural world. She is passionate about using her creativity as practice in mindfulness and self-care. Nicole enjoys hiking, daily yoga, and exploring the forests, mountains and beaches with her husband and two daughters. She teaches in person art workshops in her community and online classes.

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This teacher will be featured in 1 Artful Musings class.

Robyn McClendon

As a Mixed Media Artist, Healer and Reiki Master Robyn helps others to shed old stories and help encourage them to be replaced by stories that are empowering and/or self directed and not be burdened by cultural mores and family histories. As an Artaeomythologist, Robyn leads Retreats and Workshops that combine the Visual Arts, Idea Generation and Book arts to help participants find their voice their story, to be able to move forward and recognize a more authentic artistic experience. 

Robyn has dedicated most of her life to seeking and sharing the answers to life's most mystical questions...who are we, where are we & why are we here?

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Iris Fritschi-Cussens

Iris is a Dutch mixed media artist, teacher & vlogger based in London, UK. She is passionate about art and art journaling for self-expression and self-discovery. Iris’s art style is raw and colourful and in it she seeks to express her feelings. Her hope is that others will see, share and feel understood in the emotions that she expresses in her paintings. 

Online Iris loves to share her art, outlook and creative life through pictures, writing & videos. It’s important to her to share real life, not just a polished ‘social media version’, so apart from the happy times she also address the harder feelings and struggles like creative block. She hopes that authentically sharing her creative life will inspire those on a similar journey!

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Helen Colebrook

Helen Colebrook is an author, online teacher, magazine contributor and product designer. She did not think of herself as creative until she found her ‘thing’ - creative journaling - and began her blog Journal with Purpose. The freedom and lack of rules made journal keeping the perfect hobby for her and creativity has now become a very important part of her everyday life, leading to a whole new career path. Helen is a published author and is also featured regularly in newspapers,magazines and podcasts. She collaborates with many stationery and craft brands, to show ideas and inspiration for how their products can be used in creative journaling.

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Consie Sindet

Consie Sindet is Creative Mentor and Teacher. She believes that we should always be learning, growing, trying, failing and embracing the process. She's been teaching creativity in many forms for 15+ years and before online classes were even a thing, she taught in-person art classes to hundreds of women. Consie finds that art journaling is the most freeing way to express herself. She wants us all to know that we can find freedom, playfulness, and joy by slapping down some paint, gluing magazine pages to a piece of paper, adding doodling & marks, finding a quote that screams...'THIS IS HOW I FEEL TODAY!"...and calling it good enough.

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Shemi Dixon

Shemi is a Mixed Media Artist/Teacher based in Denver CO.

She believes the process of creating art is healing and deeply important. She is inspired by color, texture and up-cycling.

Her favorite art techniques are collage, doodling and mark making. Shemi hopes to be an inspiration to others and to inspire them to create art from their hearts.

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Amy Maricle

Amy Maricle is an artist and art therapist who teaches people the art of slowing down to create mindful, meaningful art. She blogs and teaches classes online at mindfulartstudio.com. She is the author of the forthcoming book, Draw Yourself Calm, and her writing and art have been featured in the New York Times, The Washington Post, and Psych Central. Amy lives in Mansfield, MA, with her husband, son, and two mischievous dogs.

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This teacher will be featured in 1 Artful Musings class.

Danielle Mack

Danielle Mack is a mixed media artist, instructor, and designer. Her art is devoted to celebrating diversity, exploring eclectic textures, and creating calming landscapes. Her classes aim to teach other artists how to connect with their creative process.

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Cat Kerr

Cat Kerr is a Mixed Media Artist, Educator, Product Designer, and Independent Contractor living in Central Florida. Her work has been featured in over 80 national publications and you can also find her on multiple seasons of the PBS show "Make it Artsy".

"I believe that curiosity is the driving force behind every creative adventure. I work with paper, resin, wood, plastic, metal, leather, fiber, paint, anything and everything that speaks to me. As a "creative mad scientist," my favorite part of the creative process is figuring out what materials can do and how to incorporate them into my work. My job is to balance these materials with new products out on the market and I am truly grateful that I get to figure that out."

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LaQuisha Hall

LaQuisha Hall began her creative journey in her early teen years. She engaged in a lot of journaling and drawing as an outlet. Being creative was an escape - an opportunity to see herself in a better place. She found that this was a therapeutic way for her to release stress and give a visual voice to her darkest secret. She is now the Confident Canvas God called her to be - a masterpiece!

Since starting her brand, Confident Canvas, LaQuisha has created, taught classes and co-authored a book to support others in finding their own creative voice. She is skilled at bible journaling, mixed media, hand lettering, journaling, drawing, painting and more! LaQuisha has worked with many creative brands, including Illustrated Faith and Erin Condren.

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Camila Garcia

Camila Garcia is a self-taught mixed media artist based in Lisbon, Portugal with a passion for all things botanical. In her art practice, she explores mainly floral motives using a variety of media such as watercolours, inks, and pens, both in her art journals as well as in my layered collage bouquets.

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Francisca Nunes

Francisca Nunes is the face behind heArt makes. 

She is a Portuguese mixed media artist and art journal crazy lover. She combines color and nature to explore intuitive expression. She's passionate about the natural process of ecodye and ecoprint and loves to create her own wild journals and then express her soul on them. 

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Finnabair (Anna Dabrowska-Pekocka) is a mixed media artist, teacher, coach and product designer.

Transforming and upcycling everyday objects is the cornerstone of her craft. Between textures and paint, her love for dimensional artwork shapes her distinctive style. Mix in expressive freedom, awakening a creative spark each person holds inside, and therapeutic, releasing powers of art, and you’ll have a picture of her core values.

Her mission? To continue this magical, artistic journey, and guide, teach and encourage as many creative souls as she can on their path of self-discovery. Art is always the Answer.

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On Wanderlust 2023 Finnabair will be teaching 2 lessons in total.

Jannette Simmons

Jannette is an Islander mixed media artist living in the Midwest and passionate about color, textures and layers. Jannette loves to use creativity to help individuals connect, process and make meaning of their journey. She does her work on a great variety of surfaces, but one of her favorites is her art journal. Anything between collaging and scribbling goes! Building layers of textures to express herself though her art. Her work has been published in several magazines and she looks forward to growing.

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Rachel Greig

Award-winning photographer and mixed media artist Rachel Greig has built a successful career around documenting real life in a creative way. Best known for her travel photography and mixed media art, Rachel is the co-founder and creative director for Darkroom Door. Rachel currently shares her talents by teaching workshops, designing products, and creating for craft, travel and lifestyle brands. 

An avid explorer, Rachel has hiked the Himalayas, lived in a Kombi van through Europe and visited over 30 countries. Rachel currently lives on the NSW Central Coast, Australia with her husband and two children. 

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Ali Brown

Since Ali was a child, she has always had some sort of diary with favorite pen...zealous for the written word. About 8 years ago she discovered the beautiful world of art journaling and decided she wanted to marry her newfound joy of art journaling with the therapy of pen and ink. This expression of color, texture AND words has been Ali's practice for many years and she has found healing that has cultivated heart growth. Her passion is to encourage people to see the beauty in their life and to write it down applying art as the forerunner. Ali encourages you to create backdrops to your stories that cause you to smile...because your story is worth telling.

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This teacher will be featured in 1 Artful Musings class.

Tania Ahmed

Tania is a creative content maker, crafts tutor, and artist from the UK. She is known for her love of patterns and bright colours inspired by her upbringing and travels. Tania is originally from Pakistan, and has been crafting almost all her life, coming from a family where being creative is a way of life, not just a hobby. Tania has been published in several magazines, produces creative content for craft manufacturers and teaches at independent stores, consumer and trade craft shows plus for local charities. She is very passionate about sharing the joy of creating, and love working with people. On her days at home you will most often find her covered in glitter, glue and paint, sharing a cup of tea with her cat.   

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Lauren Bell

Lauren Bell is a mixed media artist that creates artwork through intuition and exploration of materials. She is inspired by the world around her and regularly brings nature and seasonal themes into her art journals and paintings

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Claudette Hasenjager

Claudette Hasenjager is a mixed media artist who believes that art heals the soul. It is this deep calling from within that has fuelled her passion for exploring various forms of creative expression. Her work reflects the many facets of her inner landscape and gives expression to her multi-passionate personality. Claudette strives to inspire others to heed the call of their own unique creative turning.

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Wendy Brightbill

Wendy deeply believes that you paint what you need the most in your life. She considers herself a story teller; only she uses color instead of words, and brushstrokes instead of sentences. She believes that you can create the life you want and change your story. For Wendy, that meant painting the color and joy back into her life after a car accident. It took a brain injury for her to pick up a paintbrush, and she is so glad that she did. She is ever grateful for what a car accident brought into her life and this beautiful creative journey she is on.

Wendy has been painting for over a decade now. She teaches online art classes and shares her passion for paint pushing with others. It never gets old!

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