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Self-Care September

This September, we’re focusing on self-care, and I’m looking forward to regrouping, re-focusing and spending some time on me before we head into the holiday season. As an artist, a creative professional, and the mom of a toddler, I often feel depleted by the constant needs of my creative spirit, my work and my family. I look forward to carving...

Story Quilt Staff Projects

With thousands of classes on our site, it’s rare that multiple staffers are taking the same class at the same time. However, the stars aligned when Heidi Parkes came out with her Story Quilt Daily Practice class this July and several staff members decided to take the plunge. Among them were experienced quilters and new sewists, painters and...

Behind the Scenes: Creativebug Set Design

Did you know that Courtney Cerruti – instructor extraordinaire and Creativebug’s Editor in Chief – has been designing the sets you see in Creativebug classes since beginning of the site? Previously, Courtney created displays and installations for the clothing store, Anthropologie, before moving into doing similar work in the...

Creativebug Stands with Ukraine

Like so many these days, we read the news coming out of Ukraine wondering what we can do to help those who are affected. We at Creativebug are supporting in our own individual ways as well as part of the global community. More specifically, we’ve partnered with Creativebug instructor Lisa Solomon and Artists Take Action, an artist-led...

Tips for Taking Photos of Your Projects

There is so much talent in our community, and we absolutely love seeing photos of your amazing projects in our class galleries. We encourage you to share your art, inspire each other, and spark conversations – even with your wonderful works-in-progress. However, there may be times when a lower quality photo can overshadow your project,...

Watch New Creativebug Classes in February

It’s the tail end of winter, and things are looking bright! All month long, some of your favorite instructors will be here to teach you a range of skills to express and exercise your creativity. Check out the video lookbook for February’s new classes. February 1 – Carve a Rubber Stamp Kit: A Daily Practice with Lisa...

Watch New Creativebug Classes in January

New year, new crafts! Whether your resolution is to hone your skills or learn some new ones, you’ll find something exciting in our new classes releasing in January. View our video lookbook here. January 1 – Schoolhouse Sampler: A Daily Embroidery Practice with Rebecca Ringquist Get playful and messy with embroidery!...

Watch New Creativebug Classes in December

Seasonal crafting is kicking into high gear, and whether you’re looking for a moment of calm or a project to spark that celebratory and gift-giving spirit, there’s a class for you on Creativebug. Watch this quick preview of our new December classes. December 1 – Color Play: A Daily Practice with Oil Pastel and Colored...

Watch New Creativebug Classes in November

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Time to start your holiday crafting! Need some ideas and inspiration for gifts, or want to treat yourself by learning a new skill? Get cozy and tuck in to our new November classes. November 1 – Goddess Sketchbook: A Daily Practice Inspired by Feminine Energy with Lily Sol In...

Watch New Creativebug Classes in October

The scent of cinnamon has hit the craft stores, and the holiday season is beginning. It’s time to warm up your home with fall decor, harness the Halloween spirit, and treat yourself to our new October classes. Watch our video lookbook and you might witness a visit from an otherworldly acquaintance…. October 1 –...

Watch New Creativebug Classes in September

School is in session, and we have your schedule of new September classes prepared for you. There’s no excuse to be tardy! Check out our video lookbook and also get a sneak peek of our recent move to a beautiful new office/studio space. September 1 – Lucky Star Quilt Along with Justin of Keaton Quilts All month long,...

Watch New Creativebug Classes in August

Finish the summer on a creative note with all new classes in August. Explore and refine your drawing technique, discover exciting projects that are perfect for back-to-school, and personalize your living and working spaces with colorful crafts. Watch our August lookbook video here. July 1 – Marker Workshop: A Daily Practice with Sasha...

How to Stay Creative While Traveling

As everyone starts to travel more and explore the world this summer, you might be wondering how it’s possible to stay creative while you’re on the road. Are your art and craft supplies really portable? Will you have time to use them? Can you take your Creativebug classes with you? The answers are 1) YES, 2) YES, 3) and also YES....

Watch New Creativebug Classes in July

Check out the video lookbook for all of our classes launching this month. We have an exciting range of projects, from fresh ways to look at painting and collage to transforming clothing and propagating your houseplants. Summer is the perfect time to stretch your creative muscles and work on something new. July 1 – Words Inform...

Summer Camp Craft Ideas

School is out. The kids are getting restless, and you don’t want them playing video games or mindlessly watching TV all day. How can you keep them engaged? Ignite their minds and creativity by making your own unique summer camp at home with Creativebug classes. Our classes are fun for the whole family, and not only will you have some...

Watch New Creativebug Classes in June

Craft your way through summer and check out our fresh new classes for June. You can watch the June lookbook here. June 1: Japanese Sashiko – A Daily Decorative Stitching Practice with Lisa Solomon Through the whole month of June, mixed media artist Lisa Solomon will show you 30 designs in the Japanese tradition of sashiko...

Learn How to Make String Art

String art originated in the late 19th century when British mathematician Mary Everest Boole wanted to make mathematical concepts more accessible to children. She felt that using natural materials and hands-on projects were far more engaging than just numbers on a page. This kid-friendly craft is also a fun and flexible medium for people of all...

Watch New Creativebug Classes in May

The sun is shining, the flowers are blooming, and we have a fresh batch of NEW classes this month to help your creativity bloom. Watch our May Lookbook to see what’s in store: May 1: Inspired by Botanicals: A Daily Drawing and Painting Practice with NEW instructor Sharon Virtue “May” is named after the Roman goddess Maia, who...

Win the NEW Cricut Wild Rose!

Creativebug is kicking off our latest round of Cricut classes by giving away the new Cricut Wild Rose machine! TO ENTER Log into contest widget with either Facebook credentials or name and email address Click through and be sure to hit “Enter” to submit entry. Good luck! Contest runs from March 14th, 2019 – March 21st, 2019. a...

Holiday Craft-a-Thon Giveaway!

  Join Creativebug for a Holiday Craft-a-Thon live on Facebook: Thursday, November 29th at 7pm ET. BONUS: Enter Creativebug’s Craft-A-Thon Giveaway now for a chance to win one of the following prize packs! Giveaway runs from 11/16/2018 – 12/7/2018. Sakura Prize Pack Wool and The Gang Prize Pack Prima Prize Pack Hero Arts...

Giveaway with Hero Arts!

Join Creativebug and Hero Arts for a chance to win a three month subscription to Hero Arts MMH kits. Enter your name and email address for a chance to win! a Rafflecopter giveaway   The post Giveaway with Hero Arts! appeared first on Creativebug Blog.