Sweet 16 (new classes, that is) Posted on 07 Jul 15:31


Time for a little atly fanfare: we are thrilled to announce that we have 16 new up-and-coming classes this summer!  Yes, you read correctly, sweet 16.  In fact, if eight is enough, we have an absolute abundance with these gems.  Here’s a quick preview of what you can look forward to:

Kirsten Krason, clean interior designer with an amazing eye, launches three classes this summer.  (After all, three is the magic number.)  Look forward to her How to Do E-Design, Interior Design Start-up, and Creating a Fabric Scheme courses.  Life will instantly have more pop once you’ve taken a Kirsten Krason course.

If you’ve been meaning to find a little more mojo this summer, then you’ll want to check out smart and creative Monica Lee’s Discover Your Passion class and/or the lovely Megan Conley’s A Woman of Worth course. These classes will make for important moments in our lives.  It was Anna Quindlen who said, “life is made up of moments, small pieces of glittering mica in a long stretch of grey cement.  It would be wonderful if they came to us unsummoned, but particularly in lives as busy as the ones most of us lead now, that won’t happen.  We have to make room for them, to love them, and to live, really live.”  We’re so proud of the fact that these classes are like small pieces of glittering mica.

Of course, atly phenoms Alma Loveland and Melanie Burke are adding to their repertoire.  They will be publishing Illustrator 210:  Illustrating, and Photoshop 100: Essentials. Oh yeah! Don’t miss Modern Atelier’s Videography 101: Basics or Tom Henell’s Digital Marketing 101 for real life skills that make life shine. Maybe you’ve thought of starting your own blog?  Or you like to do it yourself?  Then talented Brittany W. Jepson’s DIY Blogger Handbook is the perfect choice for you.

Meta Coleman’s How to Encourage Organization and Creativity in Your Home will help doubters realize that creativity and organization aren’t mutually exclusive. Meta is also publishing a course on How To Put Together a Child’s Room—she’s going to help us see the light, or the floor…whichever comes first.  Merrilee Liddiard’s Kids’ Craft Camp will be equally enlightening and fun!  What a good one.  Nicolas Coleman shares inspiration in his Painting the Landscape class. So many good things on the horizon.

Last, but certainly not least are atly instructors Tosha Seeholzer and Eva Jorgenson. Take Tosha’s Hand Lettering class for lovely clean lines—the proof is in her penmanship. And Eva Jorgenson, founder of Sycamore Street Press, is also weighing in on Stationary Business.  Summer is the perfect time to revive the art of letter writing, don’t you think?

Now is the time to revitalize yourself, to learn a new hobby or skill, to find what inspires you and improve yourself.  (We’re just a little giddy we get to be a part of it.)