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Hands-on Mixed Media & Hallowe’en decor

October 14, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Hello, my name is Mellissa and my art-and-crafts business is called It’s My Bag Studios.

I’m inviting you into my studios to see:

• how I create my art

• the types of supplies I use, and

• watch as I work on one of my many crafts and art:

• a mixed-media collage

• a paper collage

• a sculpture with air-dry clay or liquid polymer clay

• creating a Hallowe’en decor item

• painting with acrylic or watercolours, or

• sewing an upcycled, reusable tote bag

The hands-on component of your visit will include the opportunity to create your own piece of art from the categories I list above. Two visual training posters will be available to help you develop your piece: the 6 principles of good design and a colour wheel.

Behind The Curtain:If you like scary Hallowe’en decor, a section of the studio will feature the ghastly and ghoulish decor pieces that I create and feature at craft shows and markets at this time of the year. There will be a curtain across this display so that no one has to look at these “goodies” unless they choose to walk behind the curtain!

The event features a “pay what you may” bucket, but there is no charge for admission or most supplies.


Mellissa Ruryk
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Coyote Crossing Villas
#121 - 12560 Westside Road
Vernon, British Columbia Canada
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