Come play!

Come be creative with me. Explore your artistic boundaries. 

I teach about 2 workshops per year in various locations. My main focus is to assist you in freeing up, having fun and playing in your art. Because I love a variety of mediums, like music, writing, acting, etc, I tend to incorporate these modalities into my classes as well.  We get messy, we take risks, we laugh and we push our comfort zones. If this sounds like something you're looking for, check out the upcoming classes I'm offering below.  Take a peek @ past classes.
 

U P C O M I N G

Expression Smorgasbord- A Creative Art Workshop in Portland, OR

Thursday April 20- Sunday April 23rd

4  D A Y S

$745

Come join me in my hometown of Portland, OR for a four day intensive creative arts workshop.  

PAINTING. SINGING. WRITING. DRAWING. BEAT MAKING. IMPROV ACTING.

These are what makes my heart sing!  & This is what I teach! My workshop is an opportunity to play in many ways.
If you are like me & enjoy letting your creative spirit flow through in a variety of ways, this class is for you!

You will also love this class if you are seeking ways to:

FREE YOURSELF UP, in life & in art
CONNECT WITH A COMMUNITY OF ARTISTS
LET YOUR SPIRIT SOAR
PUSH YOUR BOUNDARIES, artistically & otherwise
HAVE FUN, PLAY & LAUGH A LOT

Workshop includes:

  • 4 full days to dive into your creative process
  • plenty of one on one art time with Jennifer
  • heart centered opening & closing circles
  • healthy nutritious snacks
  • yummy tea & coffee
  • various sized wood surfaces to paint on
  • Saturday late night paint (pizza party perhaps?)
  • harmonious, soulful & uplifting song circles
  • funky beat/drum circles
  • exciting student discounts on Jennifer Mercede prints & originals of all sizes
  • time in the beautiful, inspiring studio of Flora Bowley
  • & MORE!

Please note: There are just 18 total participant spots available for this workshop.

Schedule:

Thursday-Saturday 10AM-5:30PM
Sunday 10AM-3:00PM
Optional late night Sat night

Materials:

While most materials are provided, you will be required to bring some (like paint). Materials list will be e-mailed after registration.

Lodging:

Accommodations and flights are not included and are arranged on your own. Some options are Caravan Tiny House Hotel (often suggested by Flora as a space that students can stay together close to restaurants), The Ace Hotel (delicious breakfast included), Air BnB.  Happy to help you find a good spot!

Getting to the Retreat:

Fly into PDX. You can rent a car and/or share rides/carpool. 

Cancellation policy

There are no refunds for this event.

Confirmation

Once you are enrolled, you will receive several emails with details regarding the schedule, supplies, accommodations and activities. For registration or  any questions, feel free to contact me @ jmercede@hotmail.com.  (Save a little extra when you register via e-mail)

 

 
 

 

 O N L I N E

 

LIFEBOOK 2017

 
 

 

Lifebook is an online course in which 24 incredible art teachers (below) share their mixed media techniques, tips and tricks with YOU!

Themed around self-development and healing, you'll create several loose mixed media art journal pages per month which by the end of the year you will bind into a glorious journal (a Life Book)!

You will have a wonderful keepsake that you can treasure for the rest of your life!

Click here more information & to register check
or ask me! xoxooxo

 

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21 SECRETS

 
 
 
 

Join me & Color Bug (aka the hilarious & talented Carrie Schmitt) on our adventures in Color. We are a part, albeit a goofy part, of 21 Secrets this fall.

There are 21 teachers & I'm one of them.

In short, 21 SECRETS is a 150+ page downloadable eBook filled with 25+ hours of videos, full colored photos, templates, and clear instruction intended to inspire and deepen the way you approach art journaling.

What makes 21 SECRETS even more special is that you receive all the content at once — YOU get to pick and choose which workshops to do and when! No waiting around for your favorites and no need to feel rushed or falling behind — these workshops are

YOURS TO KEEP!

In the Color, Color, Color! edition the teachers were asked to focus their attention on how color influences their creativity and is an important element in their art 

Click HERE for more info & to register!


P A S T

September 23-25th 2016  Austin, TX   @ the East Space

Join us for a weekend of creative expression. Play with spontaneity as your tool to accessing that within you that is unfiltered... uninhibited creative expression. Its you! Music, art, writing, playing. All of it. One class. S'gonna be fun :) xo

April 22-24th, 2016 near Orlando, FL @ the Craftshack

  Hosted by the Craftshack.  

 

Hosted by the Craftshack.

 

 

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