Watch New Creativebug Classes in July

Colorful close-up of a mixed media collage in bright blue, orange, yellow, black and white with handwriting and print by artist e bond

Check out the video lookbook for all of our classes launching this month. We have an exciting range of projects, from fresh ways to look at painting and collage to transforming clothing and propagating your houseplants. Summer is the perfect time to stretch your creative muscles and work on something new.

July 1 – Words Inform Images: 31 Prompts Using Writing as Inspiration for Art with e bond

Photo collage of multimedia artist e bond posing with a stack of books, and also

We’re so excited to have multimedia artist and educator e bond back with another unique daily practice. You will explore various ways that reading and writing can intersect with visual art and how one medium can inform the other. She’ll share some of her favorite fiction, non-fiction, poetry and music to generate interest points from which to play and experiment.

July 7 – DIY Letter Decor with Plaid Crafts + Easy Acrylic Painting

Photo collage illustrating a class for easy acrylic painting with Plaid Crafts in various pastel colors on small canvases and large wooden letters

Oversized letters are a fabulous way to add artful personality to any space. Kyra Valentine, Content Studio Manager at Plaid Crafts, takes you through three different letter projects using FolkArt paint and Mod Podge. You’ll learn color blocking, masking and splatter techniques, and how to add textural interest with a fun pom-pom. 

July 14 – Thread Painting: Embroider with Pressed Flowers with Anna Hultin

Photo collage of Anna Hultin of OlanderCo Embroidery, standing in front of a painted floral backdrop and also highlighting embroidery hoops with pressed dried flowers

Connect to the natural world and preserve your summer memories by using dried botanicals in your embroidery. Anna Hultin of OlanderCO Embroidery will teach you how to select and press plants and combine them with simple embroidered stitches to create unique botanical studies.

July 21 – Sewing Hacks for the Katie Dress with Brittany J Jones

Photo collage if sewing instructor Britany J Jones modeling the Katie Dress in light blue in front of an orange wall

Take a look at your closet with fresh eyes with Brittany J Jones – co-owner of Melanated Fabrics, sewing instructor, and brand ambassador for Husqvarna Viking. She is back to show you how to alter a shirt dress in two different ways: adding a drawstring waist to change the silhouette and also cutting it into a cute top with a new pocket.

July 28 – Plant Talk with The Tender Gardener: Repotting and Propagation of Houseplants

Photo collage of The Tender Gardener smiling and posing while holding a bronze watering can and also a closeup of her trimming plant leaves with red scissors

The Tender Gardener will teach you everything you need to know about repotting and propagating common houseplants. Experience the magic of putting your hands in the soil and coaxing new growth – your plants and the friends you share them with will thank you for it!

IG Live Show – An Afternoon Chat with Courtney Cerruti

A graphic banner announcing an Instagram live show with Courtney Cerruti and a book giveaway

Tune into Creativebug’s Instagram account on Thursday, July 15 at 4pm ET / 1pm PT for an Afternoon Chat with Courtney Cerruti. She’ll be announcing a book giveaway so you won’t want to miss it.

Facebook Live Show – Make Pom Pom Birds with Twinkie Chan

Graphic banner announcing a Facebook Live show with Twinkie Chan demonstrating how to make pom pom birds

On Wednesday, July 21st at 4pm ET / 1pm PT, join Twinkie Chan live on the Creativebug Facebook page to make cute pom pom birds with DIY yarn pom poms.

Happy crafting! Don’t forget to take some of your projects outside and enjoy that sunshine while you create.