Recent Workshop Photos

Two weeks ago I had the pleasure of teaching three workshops at a lovely shop called Wishful Thinking in Nashville, Indiana.  The store owner rented out space in their town’s municipal building and we all had a lovely time together. Nashville itself is a really funky art town with tons of shops and restaurants.

Wishful Thinking teaching - Cheryl & Marjie

This is Cheryl, who works at the store and took care of all the details while I was there.  The owner, Marlene, happened to be in New York on a long awaited vacation (so we never met!). I can’t thank Cheryl enough for her humor and hospitality, and for taking such good care of everyone, especially in a brand new building away from the store.

Students in Action - Wishful Thinking 2015 - Workshop with Marjie Kemper

Look at all these fabulous ladies… what a great mood we had in this space, for all three classes. I thank them all for coming with open minds and a willingness to play.

Students in Action (2) - Wishful Thinking 2015 - Workshop with Marjie Kemper

We had two Mom & Daughter pairs, several groups of friends, and one set of sisters (mine!). I got to spend time with two of my three sisters, who happen to live in that state, and who both attended classes. Here they are.  Fern on the right came over to the dark side years ago and has a designated art room in her house ~ Maureen is a newbie and let me just say ~ she may be a convert!


They also helped me lug supplies and helped the store manager with set-up and clean-up, which was greatly appreciated!

Mixed Media Mini Message Boards Workshop with Marjie Kemper

This Mixed Media Mini Message Boards was the first class.  Check out all these amazing interpretations:

Mixed Media Message Boards Workshop with Marjie Kemper (2)

This pic has a few projects that didn’t make it on the table when I was taking the group shots.  Notice that one in the center with the vertical orientation?  That’s from Newbie Maureen…. she’s got an eye for art!

Mixed Media Message Boards Workshop with Marjie Kemper

I didn’t take a lot of shots in the art journaling class, but here is a group shot:

Group Shot Wishful Thinking class with Marjie Kemper

And here are some of the ladies from the Demystifying Distress Stains & Dylusions Ink Sprays class:

Demystifying Dylusions Class with Marjie Kemper

I hope to see YOU in a class one day, too!  I have one online mixed workshop available which you can watch over and over again as much as you like, with lifetime access.  Details are here.  I also have several in-person workshops coming up this year and next.  Those details are here.

Marjie Kemper Mixed Media Workshops

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Your comments are very much appreciated!


  1. Marjie – Thank you so much for spending a weekend at my shop in Nashville, IN! Thank you for taking your class participants on such a wonderful, artistic journey. They certainly enjoyed themselves and, once again, proved to me how creative they are! I’m just sorry I missed out on all the fun…but, I hope there will be more classes in the future. Again, thank you, Marjie, for sharing!

  2. Fern Edwards says:

    What a great weekend ! Loved being in your class in such a lovely space and with so many creative woman, especially fun with my sisters!

  3. Jackie Neal says:

    Marjie! what great photos!! Thanks so much for sharing- everyone looks like they are having a blast-as I’m sure they were!!
    When I saw the photo of the three of you, before reading, I said- they look like Marjie! They have to be her sisters! heehee Sure enough!! Lucky for you that your sis’s were able to be there!!

  4. Great class! Wish I could have done more than one!

  5. Really love those mini message boards, very inspiring Marjie!
    Everyone looks so happy, bet they all had a fabulous time, wish I lived nearer!
    Alison xx

  6. Looks like everyone had a wonderful time and made lots of lovely art Marjie! It’s obvious that artistic talent runs in your family, Maureen’s message board is wonderful. Wish I could take one of your classes in person, lucky ladies to get to spend the day with you!

  7. Great photos Marjie. Everyone looks so happy. Way to go!!!

  8. I just love everyone’s happy face. That is awesome. and the art pieces are fabulous!

  9. Lots of happy creative students and a stunning array of artwork.
    Marjie, many thanks for sharing with us.

  10. Oh your students sure look like happy inkers! What great work from all and I am sure they had such fun! Happy Weekend!

  11. Karenliz Henderson says:

    Look like you all had a great time! All the art is beautiful!

  12. How fun! LOVING all the photos!!!!