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Fall Classes

Mixed Media Workshop

This is my absolute favorite class to teach!  We experiment, discover, play, and take risks. Class is full of creative energy, with students sharing aha moments. This is your permission slip to PLAY. No stress, no pressure, just play.

This workshop is jam packed with fun and information.  During the class, learn a variety of techniques including various background treatments, texture ideas, collage, design pointers, as well as some color theory.  Students will benefit from many demos and have lots of opportunity to work on their own paintings.  Beginner to advanced levels welcome.

You are able to leave your supplies in our secured space.  
Click here for supply list.

Class runs for three consecutive days. 
Nov. 10-11-12, Friday-Sunday,  $150

Friday, 9-3pm
Saturday, 9-3pm
Sunday 11-2pm


Acrylic Collage - CANCELLED

This class is so much fun.  Don't worry - you CAN do this!  Using acrylic paint and black and white copies of your photos, you will create a soon-to-be treasured heirloom. Great personalized gift for parents grandparents, friends or siblings. Perfect for small spaces.

My samples show possible layouts. Canvas size is 11x14.” If you are doing 5 photos like the pink one, photos should be sized at  3x3” or 3x4.”  If you want the 3 photo format, sizes should be one at 7”w x 5”h; the other two can be 4”w x 3”h. Copies should be made black and white on regular copy paper. (You may need to lighten up the images when copying.)

Beginner to advanced levels welcome. All supplies included except for your photos.


"I was specifically looking for improvement in my drawing skills. I found Donna's approach very acceptable and her instruction has already netted me improvement in my results.  The pacing of the class was great, I never felt overwhelmed. I would sign up with Donna again and would not hesitate to refer other to take class with her."  Michael B.



Christmas Card Workshops

Impress your family and friends with hand-made cards this year! Each workshop focuses on a different medium. All three are easy enough for beginners. You will get 10 cards/envelopes.

Glue Gun and Gold Leaf & Drawing with Metallic Markers


Easy Painting Techniques – Use watercolors to make bright and joyous designs. You will take home 10 cards/envelopes. I’ll provide watercolors and brushes for you to use to create your treasures. Who knows? Maybe someone will want to frame them!

Mon 11/27 10am-noon  $35
Monday, 11/27, 6-8pm   $35

I loved the acrylic class, you are a great teacher!  Very supportive and helpful.  I learned lots of great tips and tricks (using a palette knife is not that hard - who knew!?!), and I look forward to taking more classes from you. 

The pace of the class was great, glad we worked a few different projects.  It's nice you share your work with the class, and I am so glad you showed us your color mixing chart - I made my own and refer to it all the time.

Yes I would recommend your classes to other interested in taking classes, I had a great time.  Looking forward to the workshop - tell Wendy I hope she signs up!  Lisa H.

Private Lessons

If you don't see a class that fits your needs,
I do offer private lessons for both adults and children.

Please contact me so we can set up a mutually agreeable time.


Cork and Canvas
The Ceramic Studio and More in Howell

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Winter Night, Friday - November 17, 6:30-9:30pm

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Snow Globe, Saturday - December 2,  7:30-10:30pm




Classes will be held upstairs at the COBACH Building

202 W. Main Street, Brighton

Across from and same side of Main Street as
the Yum Yum Tree.

Space is limited, so sign up soon! In the rare event that I don't have enough fun people join, I may have to cancel. If that does happen, any preregistered students will be notified 24 hours in advance.


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Acrylic Collage - Kids

Acrylic Collage - Kids

Acrylic Collage - Sisters

Acrylic Collage - Sisters

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Grow as an Artist

Take an on-line class with Donna Jean on Skillshare

Color Confidence:  register

6 Tools to Create Depth in Your Work:  register

8 Ways to Make Visual Texture:  register

7 Layouts for Dynamic Compositions:  register

7 Texture Techniques with Acrylic Gels:  register

How to Draw Trees:  register


Professional Development

School Administrators, Contact me if you are interested in providing your teachers
the opportunity
to learn how to incorporate art into their curriculum.

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Private Lessons

Private Lessons are available in Drawing,
Beginning Watercolor, Oil, and Acrylics