Create Everyday Workshops
Spend the 1st & 3rd Wednesday each month,
6:30 - 9:00
celebrating CREATIVITY
in the comfort of the home studio of
Jenn Mason
$25 per session

Fall 2009 - Handmade Giving
Winter 2010- Living Creatively
NEW! Kids 4 Session Workshop: Gelatin Show SIGN UP NOW

Folded and Feathered Workshop Coming Up!

We're just one week away from the Folded and Feathered workshop!
Happening Wednesday, October 21st starting at 6:30 (class begins at 7pm sharp).
at the Home Studio of Jenn Mason
55 White Place, Brookline Village, MA 02445
In this class we'll be using luscious Cavellini vintage inspired paper to create a sweet little folded portfolio to hold a special set of stationery.  The stationery will feature "baking soda" bird collector's cards, vintage sheet music, gold embossing powder, punched flowers and even a touch of rhinestones!
To finish it all off we'll even line our lovely khaki envelopes for a luxurious look and feel!

Class is $25 and class size is limited.  Only a handful of seats available.
Email or call 617-759-5ART

First Class-Spectacular Students!

Student (and quick study) Karin Weldon made this sublime necklace in last night's class and if you think it's to-die-for in this photo, you should see it in person! For Karin's Blog, Click here!

Fun was had by all and we even got a sneak peek at some of the upcoming classes! (the YuDu Screen printing machine arrived and I just had to show it off).

If you haven't already signed up, make sure you take a moment. The full semester is now $125 or pay by the class at $25.

Next class is Folded and Feathered which is a lovely little folio that is folded out of a sheet of larger decorative paper. We will fill this fine folio with a set of handmade cards featuring vintage collectable "baking soda" bird cards and matching lined envelopes.
This project is the perfect gift for teachers, great aunts, babysitters and everyone in between.
We'll be posting a photo of the project next week!

Times a tickin'

I have photos to share with you all for our first workshop! This is an example of the necklace we'll be making next Wednesday in our first workshop! We're using vintage chandelier crystals and found text and images. You'll have all sorts of paper and books at your disposal the night of the class but you are welcome to bring your own! If you want to bring your own image or type something up, like an "initial" it needs to be a photocopy or a laser print. The process we're using would make an inkjet print run.
I will have some addition "kits" available the night of the class if you wish to make more than one necklace or to give a kit as a gift.
We will be using special Adirondack inks to tint our crystals so you'll be able to make a shade that sings to you!We do have limited seats still available to all the classes but I'll be advertising this to the larger community this week it's best to sign up soon to get your first choice or to sign up for the full s

Workshops start in ONE WEEK!

Hello friends! Thanks for bearing with me while I got the workshop up and running!
Our first workshop starts in ONE WEEK! Mark your calendars for October 7th!
6:30-9pm (class starts at 7:00 sharp!)

Our first class is Chandelier Charming! We'll be making beautiful collaged and decoupaged pendant necklaces using some GREAT vintage chandelier crystals I picked up at Brimfield earlier this month! We're really kicking this semester off with a bang! These necklaces would cost you a pretty penny at an upscale boutique, but now you can start checking off your holiday shopping list once you know how to make this FAB accoutrement. AND did I mention the class will only cost you $25? Cha-ching! Handmade Giving rocks the holiday gift giving season AND saves you a few $$$ too.

We do have limited seating girls so sign up now so you aren't disappointed when the class is full. You are welcome to sign up for just one class at a time or choose to sign up for the full semester.

Everything you need will be provided for this class but feel free to bring a special book page or tiny poem or photo and I can try to help you incorporate it! (no ink jet prints please)

Getting things started

Thanks for coming by to check on the schedule for the Fall/Winter Create Everyday Workshops.
Our mission is to encourage you to live more creatively EVERY DAY. Our workshops, while an enjoyable night out with friends, both old and new, will also give you the chance to finish a task from beginning to end, to stretch your creative muscles, learn a new skill or technique and create a gift to give or to keep for yourself (because you deserve it).

This Fall/Winter Session will focus specifically on the theme of Giving Handmade. Classes are the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of October, November and December, from 6:30pm to 9pm. Classes are $25 include all the supplies you need for the project. You will occasionally be given a list of optional supplies or tools that will help you customize your project or allow you to work on your own without sharing workshop supplies. Rest assured you can always come to the studio door with a good attitude and empty hands and still be able to complete your project!

Due to current space restrictions, there is a limit of 1o students. You can sign up for any or all of the workshops. Enrollment is on a first come first serve basis. We will take names for a waiting list when each class has filled. Please send or drop off payment within 48 hours of emailing me with your reservation.
Jenn Mason
Create Everyday Workshops
55 White Place
Brookline, MA 02445

The Gelatin Show!

Kids, Join Artist, Author, Designer, Teacher and Pierce School Mom, Jenn Mason, for an afternoon of Art this fall during Early Release days!

Get an inside look at what it's like to be an artist. We'll look at everything from sketching ideas and making an art plan to learning how to print on gelatin (that's like unflavored Jell-o!)We'll talk about and write our own artist statements, add collage elements to our dried prints, create event postcards, a mailing list and plan a party menu all for a final ART SHOW!All Pierce School kids will be picked up in front of school (by the old building) at 12:30 and walked to the Studio. (Please have children dress accordingly) Class will last until 2:30 with clean-up, questions and extra help lasting until 3. If you have a child that needs to make it to an enrichment class, arrangements can be made. Note: Non Pierce students can meet us at the Studio, 55 White Place, Brookline, MA 02445, 617-759-5ART.

Nov. 12th: Watch a demo of how to make gelatin plates and how gelatin printing works, sketch out ideas and cut out silhouettes for use in the second week's class. Try a little sample printing as time allows.

Nov. 18th: Today is Printing Day! Come prepared to make prints using your silhouettes and found objects for making interesting patterns on gelatin printing plates!

Dec 3rd: Add collage elements to your prints today! Please bring up to 10 addresses with you so that you can address your invitations (which will be postcards with the class's art on it!) to our Art Show! We'll be mailing those out today!

Dec 9th: Today we frame our prints, talk about and write artist statements and hang our show. We'll also do a little menu planning in preparation for the big night!

Dec. 10th 6:30 to 8:00 - Art Show Night. (Students should plan on being a little early and staying until the end to discuss the art with our many guests!)

Tuition is $150 and includes four 2-2 1/2 hour classes, all supplies and materials, Art Portfolio, three frames, 10 postcards printed with artwork from the class and postage for invitations to the Art Show, and participation in a final art show with invited guests and light refreshments.

Due to the nature of this class, students must be in at least 3rd grade.

Class size limited to 8 Students ONLY! Contact Jenn Mason at 617-759-5ART or at to sign up now. Payment can be sent to Jenn Mason, 55 White Place, Brookline, MA 02445 make checks payable to Jenn Mason

Chandelier Charming

October 7th
arrive at 6:30, instruction starts at 7:00 sharp!

Bam! Pow! Bling!

Learn to make a fabulicious chandelier crystal pendant using found text, music, maps and photos on vintage chandelier crystals. Hip and happening and fabulous with a t-shirt and jeans or with your favorite chic boutique-wear. The idea here is to make this pendant to give away but I'll be you'll hate to part with it!
Where else can you get a gift as hip as this AND a night out with creative women for just $25!?

All supplies needed will be provided but feel free to bring jewelry pliers if you have them and any little favorite found text, poem, photo, etc. (black and white or color laser copies, or originals, no ink jet copies please)

Email me: or call 617-759-5ART to reserve your spot

Folded and Feathered

October 21st
arrive at 6:30, instruction starts at 7:00 sharp!

Let's all sing like the birdies sing!
Learn to make a fantastic origami folded folio that you will want to make OVER and OVER again, with multiple beautiful ribbon choices and then fill it with a set of simple handmade cards embellished with vintage baking soda bird collector cards and if you're feeling snappy--glitter too! You'll be amazed at how wonderfully creative you truly are when you finish this impressive gift. You might just want to make one for everyone on your list.

All supplies needed will be provided
Email me: or call 617-759-5ART to reserve your spot

Totally Tubular

November 4th
arrive at 6:30, instruction starts at 7:00 sharp!

You might even be a rock star!Learn to take plastic tubing from the hardware store, some way-cool ink and cotton swabs and make an out of this world personalized pendant (with crystals to
boot!) Such a perfect gift for the teen and tween in your life! (and by tween I mean a woman between 20 and 60!)
Simply chic and looks like a million bucks. You're going to wish you had known how to do this years ago! $25 buckaroos is all this new talent is gonna cost you. Rock on!
All supplies needed will be provided but if
you have round nose or jewelry pliers bring 'em
Email me: or call 617-759-5ART to reserve your spot


November 18th
arrive at 6:30, instruction starts at 7:00 sharp!

Admit it. You don't have time to make EVERYONE a gift even though you're making a pretty good dent in your gift list with these SUUHHWEET Create Everyday Workshops. You're gonna have to pick up a couple gift cards this holiday season. Ugggh! So PLAIN JANE! Wait, I can help! Come to this wondrous class and learn how to make a "Palooza" of gift card holders. We'll even get NAKED! Well, Talking Envelopes from the Naked Collection by DinoTalk I mean. This is a brand new product and we'll be reviewing them for the company! We are so trendy--we set the trends. These little envelopes have a RECORDABLE feature so you can sing a little ditty before you give it! So practice your kareoke and send in your $25 to join the gift-card fun!

Email me: or call 617-759-5ART to reserve your spot

Private Screening

December 1st
arrive at 6:30, instruction starts at 7:00 sharp!

What do Yudu? Huh? Yudu? Never heard of it? The Yudu is a new at home screen print machine and we'll be Yudu-in it all night as we pimp out some reusable shopping bags to use as gift wrap and/or the gift itself. Learn
all about how you lay emulsion, burn a screen and print and leave with some pretty cool eco friendly bags! It's so hip to reduce, reuse and recycle!

All supplies needed will be provided
Email me: or call 617-759-5ART to reserve your spot


When do I pay?
All payments must be received with in 48 hours of temporarily reserving your class or 24 hours before the class, which ever comes first.
How many students can attend?
Do to studio restrictions, class size is limited to 10 students.
What do I need to bring?
Everything you need to make each project is provided, however there are occasionally recommended items that are needed to help you specially customize your piece. There are also occasional workshops that have optional supplies that you can bring if you want to work at your own pace and not have to share the studio supplies. These items will be listed in the class description.
Do you offer private classes?
You betcha! For the equivalent class offered in the current semester I need a minimum of 6 students (or the minimum fee equivalent to six students). I can work out longer and shorter private classes as well! My pleasure!
Do you offer children's classes?
Occasionally I will offer children's classes. Look for our Early Release Day workshops this fall and Spring.
Do you offer longer workshops?
I sure do! At this time these would be offered on a private class basis. Let's talk.
What if I can't make a class I paid for?
What a bummer! If you cancel more than 48 hours before the class you will receive a credit towards another class. If you cancel within 24 hours and the class is not full there are no refunds. If you cancel within 24 hours and the class is full and your spot can be filled from the wait list, you will get a refund or credit toward your next class. In rare case that I have to cancel a class due to family emergency or illness, you will be given the choice of a refund or class credit. Please note, because we live in a pedestrian community, it is VERY unlikely that class will be cancelled due to weather.
Is there a wait list for full classes?
Yes, any time a class reaches 10 people I will start a wait list. If there are enough people on the wait list I will consider offering a second session of the class. If anyone cancels from the full class I will contact the people on the wait list in the order they appear on the list. Please note that last minute cancellations do not allow me to wait very long for a response. If I have not heard back from you I will have to go on to the next person on the list.
Are there extra supplies available at class time for purchase?
Occasionally, yes, there maybe extra supplies for you to purchase. There will usually always be copies of my books available as well.

Sign Up

To sign up for the current semester or any individual semester, email Jenn to temporarily reserve your spot.
Make all checks payable to Jenn Mason. Sorry credit cards are not accepted at this time.

All payments must be made within 48 hours of temporary reservation or 24 hours before the first scheduled class, whichever comes first. If payment has not been received, you will be contacted before your seat is given out. Mail or drop checks off to Jenn Mason, 55 White Place, Brookline, MA 02445

Each class is limited to 10 students. Wait lists will be started for full classes.

Refunds are only given if the class is cancelled by the instructor or if the class is full and your spot can be filled from the wait list. If you cancel more that 48 hours before the class you will have a credit to a future class.

Only Ornamental

December 16th
arrive at 6:30, instruction starts at 7:00 sharp!

Someone's knocking on the door, somebody's ringing the bell...
and they can't get in because we're using their doorknob plates to make a spectacularly seasonal ornament. Meant to hang on a very sturdy branch or on a door or wall, this lovely little sign of winter is radiant in its bits of distress and peeling paint. Tiny touches of the season help to make this a stunning gift for that person who loves beauty but has everything.

All supplies needed will be provided

Email me: or call 617-759-5ART to reserve your spot