Melissa at The Creative Season PRESENTS...
The Christmas Collective
Live VIRTUAL SUMMIT 2020
Now available to watch anytime!
Get energized, excited and prepared for Christmas 2020! 
Discover tips, get inspired, and enjoy some Christmas creativity.
Looking for new ideas for home decor or gift making?
Projects for Advent?
Different ways to spruce up decor?
A way to use your creative gifts to celebrate the season?
All that and more is in these 22 workshops and interviews.
The Online Summit experience now available to watch at your convenience, from the comfort of your home!
Why Sign up for these workshops & interviews?
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.
  • Learn fun projects you can do on your own, or with your family and friends. Jessi's "Whimiscal Reindeer Painting" is fun for the whole family and Jennifer Woodard's Advent Calendar is another project the entire family can participate in.
  • ​Enjoy the benefits of a retreat (full length tutorials) from the comfort of home all month long.
  • ​​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.
  • Learn how artists like Jeanne Oliver decorate and prepare their home for the holidays by "bringing the outdoors in" while Annika shares fun ways to decorate the tree and create a Christmas cocoa cart.
  • And so much more! 22 workshops and interviews designed to inspire and encourage your heart as you create a sense of "cozy" and "calm" for the holidays in the middle of a hard year.
MEET OUR INCREDIBLE TEACHERS!
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 & Therapeutic Art Life Coach. She helps those with restless hands & a busy mind learn to manage their anxiety, re-focus on the good & be unapologetically themselves. This American artist is currently living in Belgium and knows first hand how hard holidays can be due to distance. So she's going to show us how she plans to throw a virtual Christmas party this year!
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
Jessi's goal is to foster a love for art, creativity, and imagination by exposing children to the sheer joy of creating without limits or boundaries. Jessi wants to enhance the imaginations of young minds to think outside the box, and provide families a way to connect through the process of creating art. 
Annika Franken
Annika is the owner and founder of Magnolia Creek Designs. She is a talented landscape designer with a passion for home and seasonal decor. 
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. Tara teaches us how to make a delicious savory pie in her workshop!
Lila King
Lila is a writer and storyteller who is inspired by the gift of motherhood. She uses her love of words to encourage other women in their mothering. As a writer, Lila is passionate about journaling and the clarity it brings to our lives.
Allison Kruer
Allison is a metal jewelry artisan who also loves and dabbles in many other mediums. One of those joys is seasonal decor and creating beautiful ribbons for gifts, art, and crafts, which she will be sharing with us during the Christmas Collective Summit!
Jennifer Woodard

After teaching in public school and then homeschooling her five children, Jennifer Woodard began a story-based art class for elementary kids called Storygalorey. Each class, whether in person or taught virtually, is designed to help children enjoy great picture books and create art inspired by the story. She is passionate about encouraging children's natural love of creating and learning. She loves drinking tea, talking to Jesus, reading, being with her husband Mike, and chatting with her adult kids and grandbaby.

Shauna L. Bandy-Gilmore
Shauna is an interior decorater and designer.  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.
WHO IS THE CHRISTMAS COLLECTIVE FOR?
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 looking for some fun, creative painting, making, and decorating projects this Christmas?
  • Do you love the idea of using your creative gifts for making gifts, but aren't sure what kinds of gifts to make?
  • 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 rather than experiencing the wonder of Christmas {Result}?
If you answered yes to any of these questions...
then the Christmas Collective course is for YOU!
TICKETS
$99
VIP TICKET
FREE
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There is no cost to gain access to the workshops in the Creative Collective event. We hope this encourages your hearts this holidays season!
Recieve the pdf supply sheets when you register for the event :) 
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Access to the sessions through December 31, 2020
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FAQ
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?
Each presentor's social media handles, website, and other information is included at the bottom of the page of the workshop.
Are there supply lists provided?
You'll receive the supply lists provided by teachers in your email :) 
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