Creativebug Presents April

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Every month, we release a slew of gorgeous, top-notch classes that we hope you are going to love. (We aim to please!)This month, in addition to releasing a big, beautiful promotional video for April, we’ve posted a trailer for all of the classes we’ll be releasing this month. So now you can visit the class pages, peruse the images, watch the promo videos, gather your materials, get super excited and write a comment to let your classmates know you’ll be taking the class. It’s a small step toward helping you plan your month—and it’s also a great way for you to see at a glance how much great content is coming your way (including Creativebug firsts, like hand-built ceramics and downloadable coloring pages).

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Modern quilter and designer, Heather Jones, shares how easy it can be to transform visual inspiration into patchwork goodness. In this class, learn how to construct a bold and contemporary quilt block that pays homage to her favorite artist, Josef Albers, and his series of paintings titled “Homage to the Square.” This crisp design and easy construction allows for creative freedom, so you can scale your block to a different size, or have fun playing with unexpected color combinations.

April_COTM_FB_Cover_851x315Have you ever dreamed of having a unicorn pal? Now you can create your very own magical pet. Crochet designer Twinkie Chan shows you how to make your unicorn with simple crochet stitches, then how to assemble it by stuffing and whipstitching the pieces together. Finally, you will use a simple latch-hook method to add a colorful mane and tail.

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Modern quilter and designer, Heather Jones, shares how easy it can be to transform visual inspiration into patchwork goodness. In this class, learn how to construct a bold and contemporary quilt block that pays homage to her favorite artist, Josef Albers, and his series of paintings titled “Homage to the Square.” This crisp design and easy construction allows for creative freedom, so you can scale your block to a different size, or have fun playing with unexpected color combinations.

ColoringBook_FB_Cover_851x315The whole world has fallen madly in love with coloring book pages, and we have, too! We’ve teamed up three of our top art instructors—Lisa Congdon, Pam Garrison, and Courtney Cerruti—to create printable coloring pages just for you. Each week, we’ll post a new batch of downloadable pages from all three artists, plus an accompanying class taught by Courtney on creative ways to color in the pages. Courtney’s lessons go way beyond the classic crayon, covering everything from colored pencils and markers to glitter pens and watercolors, with lots of tips for blending and adding dimension. And of course, we have an amazing giveaway to accompany the fun.

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Keep flexing your artistic muscles in April with a special daily drawing challenge. This month, rather than showing you exactly what to draw line by line, we’re going to guide you through a series of  super fun prompts — the way you choose to interpret them is totally up to you. We crafted these prompts specifically to keep you on your artistic toes, daring you to explore your memories, your surroundings, and the depths of your imagination. Best of all, no two drawings will be alike. Continue to share your totally unique creations on Instagram with #cbdrawaday so that all of your art buddies can see how you interpreted each day’s theme. And get ready for more daily video challenges on Creativebug in May…we’ll be upping the ante with an even bigger challenge (hint: it’s a daily art triathlon) and you’re not going to want to miss it. Make sure to check out the amazing giveaway that goes along with this month’s drawing challenge!

 

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