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Archive for May, 2008

Videos of teachers on AM Northwest and other kudos

Tuesday, May 6th, 2008

I just rounded up all of the DIY Lounge at collage teacher segments on AM Northwest. If you have been wondering what our classes or teachers are like, here is a small sampling so you can see for yourself:

Bridget Benton demonstrating bicycle inner tube jewelry

Bridget Benton demonstrating memory jewelry

Christine Claringbold demonstrating painting mandalas on vinyl records

Christine Claringbold demonstrating crafts for kids on Valentines day

Dawn Sorem demonstrating card crafts

Dawn Sorem demonstrating Valentine’s day cards

Dayna Collins demostrating matchbox shrines

Kelly Fitzgerald demonstrating what to do with your holiday photos

Linda Womack demonstrating collage with wax

Teresa Sullivan demonstrating beaded hand earrings

Oh wow, I see that AM NW mentioned the Willy Week Best of Portland that mentioned DIY Lounge. Here it is.


Here are some really great reviews that I found of students who have had positive experiences at DIY Lounge:

  • Here is someone who loved Jodie Cord’s embroidery class
    (to register for this class go to

Images from our silkscreening class, woodblock printmaking and embroidery classes.

Great teachers and great classes! I am so glad to know how much these classes mean to the people in our community! Hooray for art teachers, classes and students.

Weekly Tips From Teachers

Sunday, May 4th, 2008

Tip # 5 HoopShine – Size Matters! Candice Schutter & Lacye Lee of HoopShine Hoop-making Playshop

As a HoopShine Agent, I hear it all the time: “I want to, but I just can’t hoop!” I feel it my duty to challenge that assumption once and for all! Did you know that the size and weight of your hoop is of great significance? Most of the time when people say they can’t hoop it’s simply due to the fact that all they have practiced with are lightweight, store-bought hoops (reminiscent of the days of Wham-o). Today’s hoopdance hoops are made of weighted tubing, and are much larger than those of yesteryear. So get out of that self-defeating mindset, and get into a hoop that’s sure to make your spirit twirl with delight. Join us on Saturday, May 10th… and make a hoop that is the perfect fit for you!