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First Guest Teacher in the NEW STUDIO

First Guest Teacher in the NEW STUDIO

I am over the moon about starting up in a brand new studio.  The move has been an extraordinary amount of work but also a blessing beyond belief.  If you are interested in the long version of the story just ask.  I love talking about the miracles!

It is wildly appropriate that my dear friend Stephanie is our first guest teacher in the new space.  I could not have asked for a more fitting kick off our new chapter on Race Street.

Read on to see what you will be making in the workshops and click the class title for more information and to register.

8/10/2017 (Thursday)
The Hanging Hearts with Stephanie Ackerman
6:00 PM – 9:30 PM

Rip, stamp, layer, stitch…this workshop is filled with all kinds of lovely handiwork.  Stephanie takes you through the process of layering your very own hanging hearts stuffed with a bit of cotton and stitched with love…You’ll be hooked!


8/11/2017 (Friday)
Stephanie Ackerman: Mixed & Stitched
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
$148 (includes lunch)

When you leave perfection and hesitation at the door and come in with an open heart and mind to create something without measuring, planning, placing or coordinating, something amazing happens. You relax and enjoy the process…that is, until you poke your finger with a needle.

I am excited to not only teach you to look at fabrics and felts a little differently, I am excited to sit and create right alongside you. Join me for an entire day of simple stitching, collaging felts and fabrics together, scrap swapping, lunch and finger poking at some point. The most difficult part of this new day long Mixed & Stitched Workshop is dividing the floss into strands and threading the dang needle, I promise.


“My name is Stephanie Ackerman. I am an ordinary girl who is living an extraordinary life where I get to do what I love for a living. I am a regular girl who loves God, my family, my friends, my neighbours, my church, my kids’ school, and the teachers who teach there.

I am a simple girl who loves to make things from paper, batter, fabric, dough (as in cookie dough), and paint…A LOT…probably more than the average person.

At any given moment I might be doing exactly what you are doing…praying, doodling, running, baking, car pooling, stitching, watching my boys skate, surfing, boogie boarding, playing soccer, helping with homework, doing laundry and then doing more laundry, REALLY loving felt, dropping boys off at skate park, volunteering at the kids’ school, reorganizing the “Shead-Teau,” turning trash into treasures, sewing, did I mention doing laundry???”


Truth Scrap Last Chance…truly


Have you been:

…wanting to learn more about Bible journaling, faith-based art journaling, and spirit-filled scrapooking, mixed media, and more?

…longing to grow closer to God?

…needing to learn how to share your art AND your heart more boldly?

…desiring a more colorful faith walk?

…aching to be bolder in your self-expression, eliminating doubt and fear from your art?


Then we would LOVE to have you at our online event this Saturday… TRUTH SCRAP.

Truth Scrap blends the best of live events with online education. With tons of opportunity to connect, learn, and grow, there is NO BETTER way to spend Saturday, January 31.

Without leaving the comfort of your home, you’ll be treated to seven hours of faith-based classes by seven amazing, talented instructors and produced by Lain Ehmann:

*Stephanie Ackerman, “Hope Notes: Creating and Sharing Messages of Faith”

*Erin Bassett, “Faithbooking: How (and Why) to Share Your Faith in Your Scrapbook”

*Andrea Chebeleu, “Words to Live By: A Handmade Art Journal”

*Heather Greenwood, “#ARTWORSHIP: Art Journaling in Response to Jesus”

*Liz Hicks, “The Art of Being HUMAN: A Creative Exploration of Our Basic Being and Purpose”

*Shanna Noel, “Illuminated Manuscripts: Illustrating Your Journaling Bible”

*Donna Salazar, “Cross-ology: Art and Heart for the Home”

You’ll watch these classes in our state-of-the-art webroom, interacting with the students and teachers, learning and laughing.

Not only will you leave with inspiration to last throughout the year, you’ll get some valuable parting gifts:

*FULL REPLAYS of all classes are included in your registration! You’ll be able to watch again and again, as many times as you like.

*PRIZES, PRIZES! We have a variety of drool-worthy prizes you can win.

*BONUSES! Each instructor has created an exclusive handout (think cut files, Bible verses, and more!).

*10 percent of your registration fee goes to a faith-based non-profit!

Because our goal is to share this event with as many crafters and artists as possible, we are rolling back the price on Truth Scrap for 36 hours ONLY. Until Noon on Monday, January 26, you can save $40 off your registration fee with coupon code “MIRACLE” at checkout!

Head over to the registration page here and learn more about this one-of-a-kind event:

Truth Scrap Registration Page

You have until Noon on Monday to join over 300 other scrapbookers, artists, crafters, and seekers at the first ever Truth Scrap. We can’t wait to meet you!

Visiting Artists: June through February


Can’t wait for Chris to come to A Work of Heart Studio.  We need 4 more registered by May 15th to make this a “go”

The following list is what we have in the works for the remainder of the year and even into 2015.  Details with pricing is still coming on many of these workshops but please RSVP to register your interest.

Mixed Media Landscape with Chris Cozen
11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Steven James: H2Oh! Enameling
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Steven James: Bullseye Pendant
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Check out this short video showing how cool these are

In the works
tHe (he)ART of thE pAintBox” with connie govea stuart
11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Details coming soon….RSVP to be put on the list


8/15/2014 (Friday)
The Creativity Collage Journal:  Jacqueline Sullivan
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Nellie Wortman: Mixed Media Journal Wrap
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Nellie Wortman: Mixed Media Altered Angel
3:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Stephanie Ackerman
6:30 PM – 9:30 PMIn the works
Stephanie Ackerman
10:00 AM – 1:00 PMIn the works
Stephanie Ackerman
2:00 PM – 5:00 PMIn the works
Julie Fei-Fan Balzer (tbd)
6:00 PM – 9:00 PMIn the works
Julie Fei-Fan Balzer (tbd)
10:00 AM – 1:00 PMIn the works
Julie Fei-Fan Balzer (tbd)
2:00 PM – 5:00 PMIn the works

Lorri Scott – Eco-Printing/Dyeing Workshop
11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Details coming soon

Weekend Guests pt 1


The past two weekends have been pure bliss with Stephanie and Steven.

Here is a glimpse of the fun we had with Stephanie on March 1 & 2

Teachin the teacher 🙂  I got to show Stephanie how to solder my “brass house pendant” before her class started.  Didn’t she do a great job?  Her piece says “transform”

So Saturday Night’s class was the 52 Card Pick [me] Up

We made a dozen lusciously layered cards with uplifting thoughts and/or encouragements on them.

….and on Sunday we started with “Art FOR Art” where everyone fell in love with the gelli plate…

…we concluded the day with “Art FROM Art”


Stephanie showed us how to use all those delicious papers created in the first half of the day…

I wish I would have taken more photos of everyone’s work…if you were there and have photos to share please add them to our facebook page!

I loved meeting Stephanie and can’t wait to have her back for another visit.

If you missed the weekend with Stephanie, she offers some pretty cool online classes on her blog.  Check them out here.  I highly recommend them.  I’m signed up for a couple of them myself!!

Next I’ll post about our adventures in torch enameling with Steven James…


Guest Teacher Lineup


We have a full lineup of amazing teachers coming in from all over that you will NOT want to miss.

The lovely and spirit filled Stephanie Ackerman brings us 3 classes spread over a Saturday night and Sunday.

Saturday, March 1 – 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
2 Card Pick {me} Up

Sunday, March 2nd – 9am-12pm
Art FOR Art (part 1)

Sunday, March 2nd – 1pm-4pm
Art FROM Art (part 2)


Next is a HOT HOT HOT workshop with Steven James

Torch Enameling – Textured & Embedded
Sunday, March 9 – 2pm-5pm


Next we have the fashionable Lorri Scott of L.A.S. Fibers coming in April to teach us how to transform some old men’s shirts into an amazing frock.


natural sirt (1)

Sunday, April 6 – 11am-5pm
Reconstructed, Upcycled & Wearable

April is a packed month…the next weekend features a professional Watercolor Illustrator and Author, Kim Howard
Sunday, April 13 – 11am-5pm
Favorite Stories, Favorite People
And the creativity continues with Roxanne Evans Stout
Sunday, April 27 – 10am-4pm
Embrace Your Creative Muse, Mixed Media Collaging
We will give you a break in May but June brings the talents of Chris Cozen

Sunday, June 22nd – 11am – 5pm
Mixed Media Landscape (details coming soon)We are also working on a 2nd workshop on Monday, June 23rd with Chris where she will have you bring in an unfinished piece of art, something you are not satisfied with and she will guide you through “re-working” your piece.

I hope one or more of these workshops interest you and that you will sign up and support our visiting artists

Dates you won’t want to miss


I’m delighted with the way our 2014 calendar is starting to fill up!

First off.  There are a few spots left in the Julie Fei-Fan Balzer workshops January 4 (Stamp Carving) and January 5 (Altered Book)

This has been a long anticipated weekend since I booked Julie more than 9 months ago!  You WILL want to register early (as in right this minute) because we will not allow more than 22 students in class so that everyone has space and quality time with Julie.

Next.  I’m OVER THE MOON excited to have Stephanie Ackerman teaching in March!

She will be offering 3 workshops :

Saturday, March 1 (630-930pm) 52 Card Pick [me] Up


Sunday, March 2 (9am-12pm) Art for Art (part 1)

and Part 2 (you can take either OR BOTH)

Sunday, March 2 (1-4pm) Art from Art (part 2)


Then on  April 27th we are hosting Roxanne Stout Evans for a Mixed-Media Collage workshop.  Stay tuned for photos, but if you know Roxanne’s work and would like to register for her class.  Click here