Melissa at The Creative Season PRESENTS...
The Christmas Collective
Get energized, excited and prepared for Christmas 2020! Learn the best tips, secrets and insight from the creative artists, home decor and food experts to make this season full of joyful celebration, beloved memories, and cozy traditions for your family and friends!
November 11-14, 2020
Why Attend This Event?
Step into the holiday season excited, prepared, and full of anticipation!
  • Discover fresh & fun creative gifts ideas like Erin's 'Merry Mailbox' sign and Sheila's elegant watercolor recipes you can make from home {Great gift idea}!
  • Do you spend most of the season making Christmas amazing for everyone else? (We do it). Spend some time experiencing the wonder and joy of the season. Keep your light burning bright all season long to help beat holiday fatigue.
  • Get a head start on preparing for Christmas, identifying who you want to spend the season and what you want to do + downloadable guides to help you organize, plan, and prepare.
  • ​Enjoy the benefits of a retreat (full length tutorials) from the comfort of home. (and with your ticket you get access for 7 days)!
  • ​​Enjoy your traditions plus learn festive & fresh ways to decorate, create, make, cook, organize, and inspire from other women who love the holidays like you do! Full length classes from each presenter.
Marieke Mertz
Marieke celebrates her roles as mom and artist in the Pacific Northwest. She describes her style as "art that celebrates simple joys, inspired by nature, wildlife, and flowers." She will inspire you to create meaningful memories through embracing the simple joys this Christmas season!
Jennifer Rizzo
Jennifer is an interior decorator, artist, and author. She inspires others to create beautiful homes and conquer a multitude of DIY projects. She makes complex DIY projects look easy! Her blog and social media teach thousands of people how to create right where they are, with what they have. 
Melodie Kenniebrew
An international traveler and culinary explorer,  Melodie shares her love of adventure, food, faith. She inspires people to embark on quests to explore different places, cuisines, and cultures.
Patricia Sung
Patricia helps disorganized moms get their crap together one step at a time and feel confident running their family life. Her ADHD podcast encourages mamas with practical strategies and relatable missteps.
Erin deRusha
Words are powerful. Erin combines her love for words, teaching, and art to create gorgeous signs for people's homes and shows them how to create a beautiful life right where they are.
Sheila Rumney
Sheila is an artist, scrapbook designer, and photographer. She describes herself as a "country girl at heart living in a modern farmhouse." Her artwork has been featuring in books and magazines and she has designed art for several companies.
Amy Woods 
She teaches sell out watercolor workshops and also provides bespoke watercolor workshops for corporate events and private parties. She teaches in a way that is very accessible to the beginning artist. And loves to introduce people to how fun watercolors can be - watercolor "surprises" are her favorite.

Eryn Carlisle
Eryn is an artist, designer, and a mental fitness trainer. Her goal in life is to empower people to flourish. She is flourishing this holiday season by conquering the virtual holiday party from her current home of Belgium. 
Linda Tieu
Linda is a lifelong maker and designer. She creates cozy, playful illustrations, surface pattern designs, printables, and other fun digital designs. She creates from her home in Florence, Italy with her family. 
Abby Lee
Celebrating and decorating home with purpose is Abby's favorite thing to do. When she is not filling a tree with ornaments or throwing a birthday party for Jesus, she is being mom to a super cool tween son, the wife to a fine blue eyed man of over 17 years and dressing up their mini goldendoodle for all the best holidays.
Jeanne Oliver
Jeanne Oliver is an artist and author. She is inspired by our personal stories, travel, and nature. Her passions include connecting with women and sharing that each of us has been creatively made. Jeanne has a distinct style that shows up in her business, her art, and decorating her home in every season of the year, including the holidays. 
Paula Fiihr
Paula is a mom of 2 teenage girls and wife of 26 years. She started crafting 5 years ago and hasn't looked back! Paula loves pretty much all things paper: planning, junk journals, and memory keeping. Fabric, paints, and mixed media are also near and dear to her heart. 
She describes herself as a "lover of God, my family, and coffee."
Jessi Camacho
More info on this presentor coming soon!
Annika Franken
More info coming soon!
Melissa AuClair
Melissa is an artist, stationery designer, and event host. Her goal is to add to the beauty in our everyday life with color-drenched art and products, and events.
Her book, 'Don't Let Christmas Kill You,' encourages women to recapture the wonder of the holiday season and leave the 'holiday hangover' behind!
Shana Pack
Lover of God, tea, and all things creative, Shana has been a maker most of her life. She works with many media from glass to fabric, but her deepest passions are in paper crafting and scrapbooking
Tara Royer Steele
Tara loves gathering people through Jesus, pie, and coffee. She and her husband own Royers Pie Haven in Round Top, TX. She released a book, 'Eat. Pie. Love.' earlier this year.
Lila King

Allison Kruer
More information coming soon!
Angie Wilson

Shauna L. Bandy-Gilmore
Shauna has done Interior decorating and design for many years.  With a  passion for anything creative, Shauna specializes in wreath, jewelry, DIY decor and art. She and her wife opened a business this year, LylaLu Designs that focuses on gift giving with a focus on personalized gift boxes for many occasions.
Does ANY of this sound like you...
  • Are you the person who "makes Christmas happen" for everyone in your life?
  • Do you want to enjoy the coziness of tradition plus learn new ways to create, decorate and design a cozy Christmas?
  • Are you frustrated, stressed out and overwhelmed by the amount of things to do and don't manage to get around to enjoying the season? (Do you experience the dreaded holiday fatigue every December 26th?)
  • Do you ever wish there was a way to do the tutorials you see online {This is your at-home-retreat) with access for 2 weeks!).
  • Are you curious what artists, designers and interior decorators do to decorate and create for Christmas? This is your opportunity for a sneak peak. (And to learn from them!)
  • Have you decorated, baked, and done the same types of gifts for years and are looking for some fresh, fun (and simple) ideas to freshen up the season?
  • Does it sometimes feel like you are constantly doing during the holiday season {Frustration 3} rather than experiencing the wonder of Christmas {Result}?
If you answered yes to any of these questions...
then this special event is Specifically For YOU!
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Ask Experts Questions
November 11-14, 2020
Are these full or partial classes?
These sessions are full masterclasses! Attendees can complete the project if they wish to follow along with the artist.
How long will I have access to the summit?
All the sessions will be available through November 14th.
Is there an option to buy access to the summit?
Yes, there will be earlybird access to the summit during the week it is live! Stay tuned to find out more!
Are there handouts/instructions available?
Written instructions may be provided by some instructors. Many have special downloads and printables for you! They will be emailed on the day of the masterclasses.
What skill level is required to complete the classes?
These classes are meant for all skill levels.  :) 
We all have different aptitudes and your ability and enjoyment of certain projects (i.e. cooking or watercolor) may allow you to go through some of the classes with more confidence. But the classes are meant for all levels. 
How can I find out more about specific presentors?
You will receive an email on the day each artist presents their masterclass with links to their website, social media and all printables. A complete list of all masterclasses and presenter information is available on the website.
How can I find out more about individual artists and teachers?
You'll receive an email featuring each instructor the day they present. We also have more information about them on a "MasterClass Instructor" page, coming soon!
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