The sun is shining, the flowers are blooming, and we have a fresh batch of NEW classes this month to help your creativity bloom. Watch our May Lookbook to see what’s in store:
May 1: Inspired by Botanicals: A Daily Drawing and Painting Practice with NEW instructor Sharon Virtue
“May” is named after the Roman goddess Maia, who oversaw the growth of plants. Sharon Virtue’s daily practice is the perfect way to celebrate your favorite flowers and find inspiration in your own backyard. On this month-long painting and drawing journey, gain confidence in your drawing abilities, explore value by working in black and white, and choose colors and styles that let your unique expression shine.
May 5: Make an Embroidered Floral Patch with Lauren of Lark Rising
Fiber artist Lauren of Lark Rising Embroidery shows you how to embroider a whimsical floral patch to sew onto a favorite shirt, jacket, bag, or jeans. With a passion for upcycling and an expert knowledge of stitching, she’ll guide you through transferring a design to fabric, creating flowers and leaves with French knots and thread painting, and attaching your finished patch onto whatever garment you choose.
May 12: Sewing Hacks for the Jessica Dress with Brittany J Jones
Pick up your fabric shears and join Brittany J Jones as she teaches you two hacks for the Jessica Dress by Mimi G Style. With some strategic snips and hemming, you’ll discover how easy and fun it is to transform one of your shirt dresses into a cute peplum top or a gathered skirt.
May 19: Creativebug Slow TV: Painting Meditations
Creativebug now offers a different type of content you can stream: artful meditation videos. Watch our second episode Painting Meditations and get lost in calming brushstrokes and inky abstracts. Whether you let your mind wander as you watch skilled hands thoughtfully manipulate beautiful materials or you set an intention for your own creative practice of the day, you’ll find yourself centered, soothed, and inspired.
IG Live Show: An Afternoon Chat with Sonya Philip
Beloved Creativebug instructor Sonya Philip just released her new book The Act of Sewing. Tune in to Creativebug’s Instagram account on Thursday, May 6th at 3pm ET / 12pm PT to chat with Sonya and learn more about her book, her sewing philosophy, and the act of not only creating a garment but defining and embracing your own unique style.
IG Live Show: Craft Break with Faith Hale
You don’t want to miss a Craft Break with your favorite on-staff Creativebug instructor Faith Hale. Craft along with her and make a magnetic pin dish on Instagram live on Thursday, May 6th at 3pm ET / 12pm PT.
This month also marks Creativebug’s 9th birthday, so grab a piece of cake and enjoy a treat while you make your next masterpiece.