Did you know that Courtney Cerruti – instructor extraordinaire and Creativebug’s Editor in Chief – has been designing the sets you see in Creativebug classes since beginning of the site? Previously, Courtney created displays and installations for the clothing store, Anthropologie, before moving into doing similar work in the wedding industry and then later translating those same skills into set design for Creativebug.
Today, one of our artist coaches, Cobrina, creates sets as well. The set designers put together new backdrops each time we shoot classes with an instructor, which is roughly every 2 weeks. They research every instructor’s aesthetic to create a unique workspace that looks great on camera and that also reflects the content of the classes that will be filmed. Sometimes the set displays tons of meticulously arranged items on shelves and tables like the most amazing workshop in the world, and sometimes the set is a big and dramatic wall painting or piece of one-of-a-kind art.
Our crew put together a rare video on Rebecca Ringquist‘s most recent set. You may recognize the colorful backdrop from Schoolhouse Sampler: A Daily Embroidery Practice and Finishing Embroidery Projects: Three Ways, and you don’t want to miss the opportunity to HEAR her set. Watch the video with the sound on!
You might also see pieces of an instructors’ work in their set. A beautiful example of this is the calligraphy done by Maybelle Imasa-Stukuls for her calligraphy classes.
For Natalie Ebaugh‘s classes on how to sew quilted coats, you can see one of her large quilted blankets on the wall along with some other jackets she made on the right, which all come together for a colorful, cozy feel that reflects her style.
For a different mood, things got just a little bit spooky on Courtney’s set for her class on monoprinting during Artober. Lots of botanical fall feels plus spiderwebs and mummy gauze.
In Amber of Damask Love‘s set, Amber shines brightly in front of her ultra cheerful backdrop that echoes her joyful energy. It’s part workshop and part party time – the best combination!
It’s always exciting to walk into the studio and see what the new set looks like. Courtney and Cobrina’s designs create a world that our instructors and crew work inside for a shoot week and also a world that you can visit and enjoy when you take each Creativebug class.