Great class @ Great American Stamp Store (and another date added)

I was fortunate to spend the afternoon creating with nine women yesterday in Connecticut.  They took my Demystifying Distress Stains & Dylusions Ink Sprays workshop, and we had a lot of fun together.  This class has been my most popular so far, and I am putting on my thinking cap to come up with another that will garner so much interest. I taught it last summer at Absolutely Everything in Massachusetts and last month at The Ink Pad in Manhattan; yesterday was my second time teaching it at Great American after bringing it there last December.

Kemper class GASS March 2014

Click on any photo to enlarge. I was really impressed that nearly everyone in class was  new to both Dylusions Ink Sprays and Distress Stains, yet every single person took to them like they were old friends.  Those three gals in the back right ARE old friends.  Two drove up from Philadephia (color me flattered!) to take the class with their friend Brenda, in the pale blue shirt.


If you have the chance to take an art class near you, I’d really recommend you go for it.  In today’s class, four people came alone, there was one pair of friends, and the three I mentioned above.  I often go to classes alone and usually the shared interest in whatever brought people to the class in the first place is quite enough of an ice breaker… you’ll end up making new friends/acquaintances easily.


Besides, look at those stocked shelves!  You’ll strike up a conversation with the person next to you before you know it as you all ogle what you have and what you haven’t (yet) in your stash. Then of course you discuss the issue of need vs want! Terrie was so enthusiastic… I loved watching everyone check out the supplies and find the images they wanted to work with.


Alison’s a regular at Great American, and she did some magic with a set of Paper Artsy stamps and her distress inks.


Julie’s working with UTEE while Terry’s eyeing her technique.


Dottie finishing up some cards with Brenda looking on.


I was happy to hear the way Brenda found me was due to my participation as an instructor in Nathalie Kalbach’s online class, Creative Jumpstart 2014.  That class content is available online through November 2014 ~ for just $20, you’ll have access to 23 videos on Nat’s site.

Melt Art Madness ~ Marjie Kemper ~ February 23, 2014

I’ll be back at Great American Stamp Store on Saturday, April 26 to teach my Melt Art Madness class in both the morning and the afternoon.  You won’t believe what you can do with that pot!

Thanks very much for visiting today.



Your comments are very much appreciated!


  1. Oh, how I’d love to come and do your Melt Art class… not that I need more temptation to buy one! Looks like a fabulous time was had by all with all that inky loveliness!
    Alison x

  2. Looks like you were all having a great time!
    How fun to teach such a happy group!

  3. Looks like so much fun! What a great store too!

  4. Great class Marjie. I love your “color me flattered” comment. So cute. You are a natural my friend. xox

  5. Dawn Gold says:

    Looks fun, and I agree workshops are great for meeting people…wish you were at Ink Pad when I will be in NYC 24th May to 1st June, alas it is memorial weekend

  6. Kirsten Alicia says:

    Looks like everyone, including the teacher, had a wonderful time. 🙂

  7. Marjie, that looks like one happy class! How fun for them and you sure look like you are enjoying yourself as well! Hugs!

  8. So much fun to see you in action teaching. Looks like the class was having fun too! Hugs, Sandra

  9. What a great class! I think there will be more and more people driving and driving to take a class with you!

  10. I can attest to the greatness of this class, Marjie! It is one of the best classes I ever took, hands down! I have to say also that I think I would love that store!! Oh, my!

  11. It was obviously another very successful class Marjie. I have met a few of my friends though going to classes like this and I love that we all have a common interest. Love the pic of you too. Anne xx

  12. It’s hard to see what the ladies are doing when there are so many beautiful products hanging from the walls behind them. Shopper’s delight!

  13. Looks like an amazing class! And I’ll be flying back from Vienna on the 26th. Drat!

  14. Looks like these ladies had so much fun and new learning. TFS these fabulous photos xx

  15. How fun! LOVING the photos!!!

  16. Looks like a lot of fun. Thanks for sharing.

  17. How cool Marjie. Everyone had fun. smiling faces. UTEE is a fun product and the Dylusion sprays. congrats on a wonderful class
    susan s


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