New - Virtual Classes

**NEW**
Virtual Classes have arrived!
I will be teaching all classes virtually now and that means that you don’t have to live locally to join! No matter where you are in the world, as long as you have an internet connection, you can join me and others for a virtual class!


All virtual classes will be taught over Zoom and they will be interactive. You will receive a supply list so that you can have everything you will need ready to go for the class. We will then go live together and make something beautiful. You will be able to see all participants (and of course me) during the class and we can all chat while our hands are busy creating. This is going to be so much fun!


If you would like to be informed when new classes or additional dates are added, you can sign up for the Workshop and Classes email here… 


Upcoming Classes… 

A complete list of Fall classes will be posted in August!

Feel the Love Upcycled Art

Feel the Love Upcycled Art Class

During this class, I will walk you through all of the steps to make an upcycled piece of art. We all need a little love right now and this unique piece of art will be a perfect addition to your home or to give as a gift. You can customize your art to the size and colour that works for you. Please see below for a list of supplies that you will need to have handy for this virtual class.

 

Supply List: please remember that as this is a virtual class you will need to supply everything you will need for the project
∗frame (a square, wood frame will work best)
∗piece of burlap or fabric that is a little larger than your frame
∗paint: 1 colour for the frame and 1 colour for the heart
∗5-10 buttons in a colour that compliments the paint colours you chose
(smaller, flat buttons work best)
∗glue gun and a glue stick
∗medium or fine-grit sandpaper
∗paintbrushes: a 1″ and a smaller artists brush
∗hairdryer
You may also want:
∗spray adhesive

This class is suitable for all levels.

This class will be held Virtually. Please click here for more details…

Cost: FREE (you must pre-register)

Date: Thursday, June 17 from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm (EST/EDT)

Class participants will also receive a coupon code for a free Recreated Designs Pattern.

**to sign up for this class, please visit Malenka Originals here… 

 


Vintage-Inspired Book Page Flower Book Page Flower Class

The vintage-inspired book page flower is a gorgeous piece of art that can be made from your favourite old book. Placed over some old reclaimed wood or on its own it makes a striking home decor piece. This class will walk you through all of the steps needed to create one of these stunning flowers. Please see below for a list of supplies that you will need to have handy for this virtual class.

 

Supply List: please remember that as this is a virtual class you will need to supply everything you will need for the project
∗old book (it will need to be at least 5″ x 8″) or old sheet music
∗Exacto or straight-edge knife
∗ruler
∗piece of cardboard (it can be a piece of a cardboard box)
∗glue gun and glue sticks
∗large bowl
∗pen or pencil
∗scissors
∗piece of twine (4″-6″ long)
You may also want:
∗several pieces of old barn board

This class is suitable for all levels.

This class will be held Virtually. Please click here for more details… 

Cost: $15 + tax (CAD)

Date: Tuesday, June 23rd from 7:00 pm – 8:30/9:00 pm (EST/EDT)

Class participants will also receive a coupon code for a free Recreated Designs Pattern.

**to sign up for this class, please visit Malenka Originals here…

 

 

 


Stencils 101 Class – A new date has been added! 

A new class devoted entirely to stencils! Stencil with a stencil brush and roller

Join me to learn everything you have ever wanted to know about stencils.

During this two hour class we will cover a wide variety of stencil topics including…

How to prep and care for your stencils
Using different thicknesses of stencils
Holding your stencils in place
Using brushes and rollers
Layering and making multidimensional images and text
Repeating Patterns
Making raised stencils
Using stencils on wood and fabric
This hands-on workshop is suitable for all levels and you will be using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint to work with a variety of stencils on different mediums.

Cost: $55 + tax (CAN)

Date: new dates will be added soon

*to sign up for this class, please visit the Malenka Originals website here…

 


All Things IOD Class 

A brand new class devoted entirely to IOD products! (Iron Orchid Designs)Iron Orchid Designs products

Join local me to learn everything you have ever wanted to know about IOD products including transfers, stamps, and molds.

During this two hour class, we will cover a wide variety of IOD topics including…

Stamps 
Preparing stamps for use
Using the acrylic block
How to use with paint and ink
Using rollers, brushes and ink pads for stamping
Knob stamping
Using stamps on wood and fabric
Transfers
Preparing the surface for a transfer
Using small and large transfers
Application of transfers
Top coating transfers
Molds 
Creating molded pieces 
Using and adhering molded pieces
Painting molded pieces

 

This hands-on workshop is suitable for all levels.

Cost:  $55 + tax (CAD)

Date: new dates will be added soon

*to sign up for this class, please visit Malenka Originals website here…

 


Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint 101yellow flowers on a piece of painted furniture

Learn about all the uses for this intriguing and beautiful paint, using the many products in the Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint (MMSMP) line.

Milk Paint is a traditional powdered paint that is non-toxic and has no VOC’s. It has been used in North America for hundreds of years on furniture, walls, barns, etc., but has been around for thousands of years, and was even found in the pyramids in Egypt and on ancient cave paintings.

Using the many colours and products available in the Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint line, you will have the opportunity to learn:

– About the ingredients and uses for Milk Paint
– How to mix Milk Paint
– How to make different consistencies for use as paint, stain and wash
– To achieve different looks such as chippy, layered, and smooth
– All about bonding agent and when to use it
– The best finish for your Milk Paint project, trying out Wax, Hemp Oil and Tough Coat

This hands-on workshop is suitable for all levels.

Cost: $55 + tax (CAD)

Dates: new dates will be added soon

*to sign up for a Milk Paint 101 class, please visit Malenka Originals

 


Private Children’s Sign Making Class

kids painting rustic signs using Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint during a class in Ottawa, Ontario

Need a great idea for a birthday party, or just want to get a group of kids together to do something creative?

Join me for a private children’s workshop to create a hand-painted sign!

You’ll choose one word that you would like to use for the class (words must be chosen ahead of time). During the class, I’ll walk students through the steps of how to paint their sign using different colours and techniques, and adding their custom word.

And parents can feel good knowing their kids will be using only eco-friendly, zero-VOC products.

Classes need a minimum of 5 people (maximum 8), with one adult registered. Children must be 8-years or older.

Cost: $30 + tax per person. The class runs approximately 1.5 hours. Signs are approximately 2 feet long.

For more information, you can email me at lisa@recreateddesigns.com or contact Malenka Originals at info@malenka.ca.


Private Sign Making Workshopmaking a handpainted sign during a class taught by Lisa Silfwerbrand at Malenka Originals in Ottawa, Ontario

Want to plan a girl’s night out? Or looking for a unique idea for a baby shower or bachelorette party?

Bring your friends to Malenka Originals for a creative time creating hand-painted signs!

Choose one word that you would like to use for your sign*. During the class, you’ll be led through the steps to create your sign, all the time learning techniques for using Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint and finishing products.

Classes require a minimum of 5 people (maximum 8).

Cost: $35 + tax per person if everyone does the same word or $40 + tax per person if everyone would like a custom word.

The class runs approximately 1.5 hours. Signs are approximately 2 feet long.

For more information, you can email me at lisa@recreateddesigns.com or contact Malenka Originals at info@malenka.ca


If you would like to be informed when new classes and additional dates you can sign up for the Workshop and Classes email here…