Watch New Creativebug Classes in December

Seasonal crafting is kicking into high gear, and whether you’re looking for a moment of calm or a project to spark that celebratory and gift-giving spirit, there’s a class for you on Creativebug. Watch this quick preview of our new December classes.

December 1 – Color Play: A Daily Practice with Oil Pastel and Colored Pencil with Joy Ting

Photo collage: a headshot of Joy Ting and a close up of her sketchbook displaying colorful floral drawings in oil pastel and colored pencil

Learning through play is Joy’s favorite way to discover new techniques.  Artist and instructor Joy Ting teaches you how to be loose and expressive as you create paintings using oil pastels and colored pencils. Jump in with Joy as she takes you on a month-long daily practice journey where you create oil pastel pieces inspired by nature and discover a style that is all your own.

As a special bonus, you can join Joy during a live lesson on December 16th at 3pmPT/6pmET. Click here to register now.

December 8 – Crochet a Child’s Crown and Star Wand with Twinkie Chan

Photo collage: on the left, a head shot of crochet teacher Twinkie Chan wearing a red gingham watermelon shirt, on the right, a flat lay of 3 crocheted crowns in different pastel colors plus a crocheted star wand in gold

Welcome to the land of make believe. Twinkie Chan – crochet designer and lover of whimsical and wearable projects – will teach you how to crochet a soft, cozy crown and a star to top a magic wand. The crown size is easily adjustable, and you will learn many different crochet techniques along the way. Play with texture, discover the handy foundation single crochet, and find out Twinkie’s secret for keeping your seams straight when working in joined rounds. The magic wand is a quick project made with granny stitch stars, with plenty of room for your favorite enchanting embellishments. These pieces make an adorable play set for dress up, and the crown is actually a great ear-warmer for any chilly day. Perfect for gifts for any age!

December 15 – Sew a Quiet Adventure Book for Baby with Sanae Ishida

photo collage: on the right, a flat lay of a colorful book made of felt, covered in felt shapes of animals, moon, and stars, on the left artist and author Sanae Ishida smiling and wearing a blue handmade top

Learn how to make a quiet adventure book with Sanae Ishida, author, illustrator, and maker of many things. The book cover, interior pages, and the characters that inhabit the book are all made of fabric and felt. Sanae loves to encourage quiet, thoughtful play time, and the soft, colorful, movable shapes provide endless hours of creativity and story making for little ones. This is a wonderful project for practicing basic sewing machine skills as well as hand embroidery.

December 22 – Carve & Print: Words and Expressions with Sarah Matthews

photo collage: on the left, a head shot of printmaker and book artist Sarah Matthews smiling and wearing a colorful sweater, on the right, a flat lay of hand printed bags and paper that say "hope"

Known for her vibrant use of color and joyful, expressive printmaking, artist Sarah Matthews often uses words in her work. In this class she demonstrates how to use your own handwriting as well as tracing and transferring found text for making your own custom stamps. Sarah demonstrates how these techniques can be used to create wrapping paper, gift bags, and gift boxes. If you can carve words, you can carve anything. This class is fabulous for someone who’s never carved before – if you’re going to start somewhere, start with words.

December 29 – DIY Nail Art with Taylor of SF Party Nails

photo collage: on the left, one pair of hands painting the nails of another hand, on the right, a head shot of Taylor of SF Party Nails smiling and wearing a bright orange shirt

Nail artist Taylor Watson of SF Party Nails is known for creating bold, highly-coveted nail designs. They are often colorful, geometric and pattern-based, with subtle, expertly placed accents. Her nail art business is a party in its own right and now she’s bringing the party to Creativebug. Learn how to apply glitter and gold foil, draw designs and dots, and use a striper brush, just in time for New Year’s Eve.

Creativebug Live Events

Photo collage announcing Creativebug Facebook Live with a circular photo of 3 holiday garlands made of pink and red pom poms, crocheted popcorn, and green crepe paper leaves

On December 8th at 1pm PT / 4pm PT, Creativebug Facebook Live is back – in our new studio! Join Twinkie Chan as she demonstrates how to make three different holiday garlands with pom poms, crepe paper, and crochet. Like Creativebug on Facebook to get notified.

12 Days of Giving

For a fun holiday treat, follow Creativebug on Instagram. Starting on December 10th, we will be running 12 days of giveaways. Enter to win a sewing machine, JOANN shopping spree, and more.

Happy holiday crafting!