Thursday, September 29, 2016

Watercolor FAQs: Have a Chat with Yao Cheng

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Creativebug instructor and watercolor genius, Yao Cheng, has welcomed us into her studio for an in-depth Q&A.

In Yao's latest class she answers frequently asked questions, written into Creativebug by their members.


They want to know Yao's process, her inspiration to how she composes a painting. This interview-style class is perfect for those just starting out with watercolor, as well as those who are further along but still have questions.


In this 40-minute video, Yao Cheng shares her approach to everything from composition and confidence, and advice on how to digitize your painting but don't know where to begin.

This 1 HD video lesson can be accessed online anytime, anywhere. You can also leave comments, ask questions, and interact with other students in this class.

If you want to learn more about Yao Cheng's creative process, you may register today and start your free trial.


Saturday, September 24, 2016

Save 20% On The Super Scarf

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Wrap yourself in a big, bulky, cozy scarf!

Creativebug's latest class features a giant scarf aptly titled the Super Scarf. It's a fantastic pattern by Yarnspirations that's taught by Creativebug. To celebrate Creativebug has teamed up with Yarnspirations to offer a double-dose of savings. Until October 3rd new Creativebug members will get a free 30-day trial + save 20% at Yarnspirations when they use code BUG20 at sign-up. Take advantage of this offer to make your very own super scarf. Or get a jump on holiday gifts? 

Use code: BUG20 at sign-up to get a free trial of Creativebug + save 20% at Yarnspirations.


Thursday, September 15, 2016

New Bag and Block Of The Month Classes At Creativebug

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Creativebug's dedication is to bring new and exciting ways for their members to get more creative. Their monthly themed Block of The Month and Bag of The Month classes do just that.


This month's September Bag of The Month Class, Jen Hewett will show you how to create simple stamps, print custom fabric, and how easy it is to sew a tote using your hand-stamped fabric. You will learn how to create a simple stamp and attach to wood block, print on fabric using stamps, sew bag using French seams, and how to attach leather handles using rivets.



Carolyn Friedlander teaches September's Block of The Month Class and teaches a simple process for achieving precise, linear piecing—perfect for the geometric design of the Howard Block. Here, you'll get to learn to use a paper template to sew a quilting block and trim the edges of a paper pieced block.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Join Creativebug's Crochet-Along with Twinkie Chan

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Calling out all foodies AND corcheters!

Join Creativebug and Twinkie Chan's world of whimsy and fun for a nine-part crochet online class. In this class, Twinkie will show you how to crochet berries, pineapples, radishes, and other yummy treats with each new part releasing on Fridays and Mondays until October 7th.

As an incentive to join Creativebug, they're partnering with Lion brand to offer an exclusive deal: new members will get their first month free + save 15% at Lionbrand.com with code LION.

Use code LION to get a 30-day free trial at Creativebug + save 15% at LionBrand.com 



Thursday, September 8, 2016

NEW! Playing with Surface Design with Courtney Cerruti

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You don’t need to be knowledgeable or a background in art to create beautiful surface designs on paper and fabric. Courtney Cerruti and Creativebug will lead you through a series of exercises from her book Playing with Surface Design: Modern Techniques for Painting, Stamping, Printing and More.

In this three-part series, you will learn creative ways to play with paint, markers, and stamps, plus a simple form of printmaking called monoprinting. Combine all of these lessons to create layered, textural surfaces that can be used as cards, wrapping paper, fabric yardage and more.


Saturday, September 3, 2016

What Is This Month's Theme For Groovy Lab in a Box?

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September's box is It's Electric - A Lesson in Electricity!

In the It's Electric box, your children will explore static electricity, origin and structure of the atom, paper circuits, switches, a groovy door alarm to keep any trespassers out of their room and much, much more!

Engineering Design Challenge: You are a groovy electrical engineer who has been contracted by the latest groovy dance group. Using only the materials from your Groovy Lab in a Box, can you design and build a groovy dance pad with specific criteria and constraints?


As always, the It's Electric box will have a groovy Lab Notebook where your kids can read about the investigations and Engineering Design Challenge. Plus, all subscribers get access to the Beyond...in a Box web portal for additional learning and fun. Be sure to start your subscription today with FREE SHIPPING so you can receive "It's Electric" before it ships on September 30th.