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Updated 4/22/14

Spring Fling Sneak Peak!!!

Our spring online workshop "Spring Fling 2014" is starting.  5 projects with new ideas, techniques and themes.  Give your creativity a chance to grow and bloom.  Here is a peak at one of the projects.

Sign up this week and save...

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Now is the time to sign up for Art Play Date 2014.  This is an unbelievable deal and a chance to learn from so many different artists.  You have lots of time to watch the videos and use the patterns so don't worry about it not fitting into your schedule. I think you will really enjoy learning so many different approaches and techniques.  You don't have to pick and choose, you get them all.  Sign-up early and there are bonus projects!

Join us online for 24 weeks of Artful Play!

Want to experience 24 of the industries finest designers bringing their painting techniques, styles and a variety of mediums to you in the privacy of your home. Every Monday from May-October, you will receive a lesson that has pre-recorded video and a coordinating PDF. Get inspired to create art weekly without ever leaving home for the one low price of $99. That’s right, $99 for 24 weeks of artful play!


Incredible Teachers!

Here is the amazing list for our first Art Play Date, can you believe it!

Lynne Andrews, Deb Antonick, Sharon Chinn, Margot Clark, Jeanne Downing, Cindy Harrison, Chris Haughey, Kelly Hoernig, Kim Hogue, Barb Jones, Patte Kayne, Mary Jo Leisure, Pat Lentine, Tracy Moreau, Gisele Pope, Golda Rader, Patty Rawlinson, Cindy Rippe, Patsy Schultis, Laurie Speltz, Lydia Steeves, Sandi Strecker, Lorrie Weber and Judy Westegaard.





Here is my project... 

It is filled with all kinds of layering, washes and more layering.

It's fun and very eye opening.

Find out how here!

I would appreciate it if you click over from our site when you plan to sign-up for the play date.  We then get credit for you signing up through us.  If you just go over to the site, we won't get credit.  To say thanks for the extra effort, all people who click from us to sign-up will receive a FREE exclusive bonus class from me in June.  You can sign up from our website or any email, facebook or other link we provide.  It is very important that you send us an email and let us know when you sign up. Art Play Date does not tell us the names of the people that sign up through us.  In the email please give us your name, date and time you registered for Art Play Date so we can register you for the FREE June class.   We will reply to your email so you know we have you registered..

Click here for more information or to sign up now...


Join Laurie's Creative Classroom Online Club

Here is our April class...

New Classes become available the 15th of each month.

Members can paint at their leisure and

have access to all materials for up to one year!!!!

This project has over 1 hour of video to view and learn from.

Checkout the first 3 months of classes that are now available also.


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Our original pattern club is still going strong...

If you love to get a printed pattern and newsletter in the mail, you love extra benefits and discounts and receive FREE shipping on qualify orders in the continental United States - this is the club for you.

It's Just Around the Corner...Now is the time to

Join the Club


             Feb/ March 2014 Pattern Packet 

Above is the latest club patterns.  Club members also save 50% off the surface!

Membership definitely has its privileges.  Join the Coach's Corner Pattern Club.  Member discounts, special promotions, exclusive patterns created 6 times a year just for members and included with cost of membership, full-color bi-monthly newsletter, member pin kit and more...

Have a little fun with painting...put a smile back in your brush!

Click here for more information and to sign-up


 Heart Art is featured in these fun projects. Four totally different approaches to heart themes. Learn to create your own stencils and masks. Lots of new blending techniques and approaches to mixed media backgrounds. These are fun, colorful and packed with information.

Our Price: $60
Wood Kit Available Price: $15
S & H: Included  


Snow Clippers Online Class

This single project class is now open for registration.  Take advantage of our "Try Me" price of just $15.

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 NEW Product

Laurie's Foam Texture Stamps

These reusable foam stamps will add great texture to your backgrounds and projects.  Just add paint and stamp away.

Set of 5 - $4.99

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Click Here to Read More About the Online Classes

You can sign up for any single or all of the workshops now...


Blog Update: Our Creative Coach University class is being featured today on Walnut Hollow's Blog.

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Creative U is a weekend of exploring new products, projects and ideas. Attendees included designers, shop owners, teachers, crafters and people who are just looking for new creative and painting experiences. 

Click Here to Read More About the Spring 2013 session

To Register for Creative U Click Here



Watch a video - A Quick Tip From the Creative Coach

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Another video is ready for you...

Watch a "How To" Video

Learn about using Basecoat Stencils and Brushes


Paint something that will make you smile...


 FREE Pattern for You!

Crafty Lady - Free Pattern

Use this pattern to make pins, tags or ornaments.

Click Here to Download Free Pattern


 Want to save time basecoating?  Use our basecoat stencils.  We have convenient stencil tables in the stencil section to show what stencils were used in each book and pattern packet.

Stencils Tables


Click on my blog for a free Gingerbread House tutorial


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OOOOPs - Missing items from books

"Simple Duets 3" book Click here to get the missing instructions

"Simply Seasonal Favorites" book   Click here to get the missing instructions

Simply Seasonal Duets Click here to get those images.

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