This is an intro Indigo Shibori dye class from 12-4pm on Sunday, May 15. The class teaches the basic fundamentals of Shibori dye resist techniques and their interactions with indigo dye. Students often find themselves exploring more technical and challenging techniques as the class unfolds.
Each student will be provided with 4 cut/sewn, 20inch x 20inch lightweight 100% cotton crepe cloths for dying. You may also bring 2 small/medium size personal items to dye. Please do not bring anything larger than pillowcases/t-shirts (ie. bed sheets/linens are too big).
Snacks, drinks (water, mimosas, and juices), and great tunes will be provided.
Class will be held at Great Over Good gallery space in Santa Ana, Ca. Exact address will be emailed upon reservation. Seats cannot be held as space is limited so apply now!
Sign-Up and Details found below (you MUST sign-up to reserve a spot!) Can’t wait to see you!
Join us on Saturday January 31st at 11am for a watercolor calligraphy workshop with A Fabulous Fete! Learn the basics of modern brush calligraphy from the self-taught calligrapher, Lauren Saylor. Knowledge in basic calligraphy or having been through a beginners course is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. This two hour workshop is designed to teach you how to take the modern calligraphy skills you already have and put them to paper with different brush types and watercolor paint. You will learn how to apply the same ideas you’ve learned practicing calligraphy with brushes, how to use watercolor pans and mix your own colors, how to create washes and best practices for creating finished pieces in watercolor. Enjoy refreshments upon arrival and meet your classmates. Instruction will begin around 11:15. At the end of the workshop you will put all of your new skills to work and make a watercolor valentine quote to use as decor or gift to your secret admirer! With the workshop registration fee, you will receive:
Hello Orange County, San Diego, and Los Angeles bloggers! Come mix and jingle with other bloggers in Southern California at this fun holiday pinata workshop with Jess Loves This Life! Munch on treats, sip hot coco, craft and make connections. We’ll have a photo booth and everyone who attends gets to go home with a fun goodie bag full of gifts from some awesome Etsy shops. A portion of the proceeds from this event will be donated to Children’s Hospital of Orange County to benefit their holiday Toys For Tots drive. Don’t miss out!!
Join us on Saturday November 22nd at 11am for a calligraphy workshop with A Fabulous Fete! Learn the basics of modern calligraphy from the self-taught calligrapher, Lauren Saylor. This two hour workshop is designed to teach you the basic steps to creating your own modern style. Enjoy refreshments upon arrival and meet your classmates. Instruction will begin around 11:30. At the end of the workshop you will put all of your new skills to work and make tags to take home and use for the holidays. With the workshop registration fee, you will receive:
– practice sheets (paper and guides)
– 1 pen
– 2 nibs
– 1 set of jars and holder with black and colored ink
We are excited to be co-hosting the PR & SEO 101 For Bloggers event!! Check out the following details:
Good PR & marketing skills are the secret ingredients that will take your blog from average to amazing.
Join us for a blogger workshop with Kismet PR founder Lyndsey Wellsand special guest Dinah Wulfto discuss the best tips to help you get more followers, work with better brands, boost your search engine visibility and make your blogging dreams come true.
This three-hour power session goes a step beyond expensive, long conferences — we’ll give you everything you need to tackle those intimidating publicity tactics and SEO tricks you’ve been wondering about for months.
• Media kits — what they are & why you need one
• What it actually means to “promote” a brand
• Ways to pitch magazine & TV editors or other bloggers
• How to get the most out of blog conferences
• Strategies and tips for connecting with brands
• Overview of different monetization strategies & how to negotiate
• How to use social media more effectively and boost your online / IRL presence
• Basic to intermediate level Search Engine Optimization (SEO) best practices
• Tactics to make your blog content easier to find via search engines
Class size is small so we can keep it personal and relevant. All attendees will be asked to fill out a short survey prior to the class to ensure we cover topics that are most applicable to your current blogging situation. AND, we’ll provide snacks, drinks and a few treasures to take home.
Summers are filled with relaxation, barbecues, and of course water. But a summer is even better with watercolors! Kim from K.Mala Studio added art, fun times, and laughter to our summer.
Thursday nights in June here at Great Over Good included Kim’s Watercolor Workshops in 4 different specialities: Fruits and Flowers, Fashion Illustration, Hand-lettering, and Wine and Watercolor. While each workshop was unique and geared toward the subject, they were all informational and most importantly incredibly fun!
Teaching different brush techniques and composition tactics, Kim kept the workshops approachable for students of all levels. She also taught both realistic approaches and more abstract and whimsical ones so each student could work with their own style.
Thanks for the lessons, the jokes, the music, the snacks, and the wine Kim! We all feel like artists now. Visit Kim’s website
As summer approaches, saturated fruits and flowers are a bloom! Join K.Mala at Great Over Good for this fun class as we explore color, shape, and pattern with the help of some seasonally fresh fruits and flowers on display for your painting pleasure. Take home your painting and frame for a beautiful summer addition to your home!
Strike a pose! You are guaranteed fun in this class! Rip out your favorite fashions from K.Mala’s collections of magazines, or use yourself as inspo and bring in a fabulous photo for reference. K.Mala will cover the history of fashion illustration and different styles you can explore to create your very own flirty fashion illustration!
Feeling inspired by a quote or music lyric? Hand-lettering posters are fun way to display motivation on the daily. K.Mala will cover all the basics from initial sketch and concept to techniques for rendering a beautiful poster size quote for your home or office.
What better combination than wine and watercolor? A beautiful vignette will be setup so you can come paint and relax with K.Mala as she leads you through a creative night of painting and drinking wine.
Kim Malachowski is a graduate of Laguna College of Art Design in Laguna Beach, where she obtained her BFA in Illustration with an emphasis in Graphic Design. Since then she has had a diverse experience working in design and fashion. Projects include: establishing a t-shirt line (spotted on the likes of Audrina Patridge and Paris Hilton), showing at UniqueLA for several years, and displaying art in local galleries and art walks.
Kim most recently lived in San Francisco while working as a designer and illustrator for Pottery Barn Teen. She is looking to bring fun and art to a wider community in Orange County to spread the love and joy of art with others.
Monday doesn’t have to translate to anxiety. Or tension. Or frustration. Or even boredom. We’re not saying the 9-5 can’t be great, but we are saying that greatness starts with YOU. Great Over Good | Pink Creative Studio | we are ROOT have joined forces to offer a series of workshop aimed at helping you Build Better Mondays.
As creatives who have flown the cubicle, we’ve already done the footwork: made the stupid branding mistakes, confronted the SEO disasters, and followed all the wrong people on Instagram. While we’re in the middle of fixing some mistakes and we’re still learning from others, we have luckily already mastered most of them. Building Better Mondays is our attempt to pass this valuable knowledge along to the rest of you out there who are struggling with many of the same issues. Our workshop series is designed to walk you through the basics of legality and brand luxuries (translation: the digital must-haves to brand and market your product). Even better, you’ll gain the opportunity to make connections with fellow creatives – people who very well might launch your product into success.
Amber Materna, Founder of we are ROOT and Content (Building and Pitching) Gypsy
Amber Materna is a writer, editor, publicist and founder of the creative digital marketing firm we are ROOT. She’ll be teaching your Content course in the Summer Workshop Series.
Inspired by the ever-changing millennial culture, her work has been featured by Yahoo! Education, Lady Holiday, Better Living SoCal Network, Green Home Builder magazine, RivieraOrange County, and numerous other national and regional media platforms. Her client record includes major content monetization and PR firms specializing in architectural design, education and wellness, including NewGround Co. and Vantage Media.
2014 has truly been the year of open doors for Amber: she was recently named one of Yahoo!’s top contributors for 2013, and appointed as a member of the advisory board for 501(c)3 nonprofit UP (she’ll be doing their PR, naturally). She’s constantly glued to her phone, but if there’s ever a time you can’t reach her she’s probably trying to conquer a a yoga inversion or lost somewhere in the wilderness.
Kenia Gonzalez, Founder and Creative Director of Pink Creative Studio
Kenia Gonzalez is founder + creative director behind Pink Creative Studio, an organization that specializes in brand development for Women Entrepreneurs & Small Creative Businesses. Her ideas and inspiration come from everything she’s seen around the world; including vintage fashion, psychology, typography, international cultures – all things pretty and feminine, art-related and PINK, of course! Kenia has successfully launched and influenced numerous women looking to make the jump from free-time to full-time. She’ll be leveraging her expertise in getting legal and branding as the primary instructor for the Building Better Monday workshop series.
Kenia is fluent in Spanish, Portuguese, French and English. Her diverse Spanish and Dominican background has influenced her fascination with other cultures.When not competing in triathlons or working on a new blog post, you can find her wandering museums or traveling the world; she’s already visited 6 continents and countless cities.
Naadine Koi Founder and Creative Director of Great Over Good
Naadine Koi is the power-house behind Santa Ana’s creative space, Great Over Good. After growing up on the East Coast and dabbling in different industries, including fashion design and visual merchandising, she finally made the fortuitous move to California. In the last seven years since arriving in southern California, Naadine has remained loyal to her dream of pursuing a career in the arts. Her background in Pinterest marketing and her successful social media presence makes her the perfect woman to teach people how to master the art of Getting Social.
While always maintaining strong ties to the fashion industry,Naadine ultimately settled on an endeavor that combines her love of creativity and people: curating.Thus, Great Over Good was born. As the owner and creative director of this unique creative space, she has spread her artistic wings, while encouraging others to do the same by organizing events and workshops for like-minded creatives.