Paper, Paint & Journal Workshop with Roben-Marie Smith | May 4-6th 201 | Donna Downey Studios Inc
Paper, Paint & Journal Workshop with Roben-Marie Smith | May 4-6th 2018
Studio Workshop

Paper, Paint & Journal Workshop with Roben-Marie Smith

  • Instructor Roben-Marie Smith
  • Date May 4-6th, 2018



Workshop Description:

What’s better than good ole’ peanut butter and jelly?  How about a weekend immersed in the creative process with Roben-Marie? Join her for the PP&J Workshop Weekend: Paper, Paint & Journal!

Roben-Marie will guide you through her solution for bridging the gap between paper and painting and inspire you to approach your art in a new way.  You will walk away with a piece of art that is wall ready and ideas that translate to your journal or any other mixed media project!

And there is more...create your own artsy Pop-Up Fringe Journal out of all the bits and pieces you already have lying around in your stash. Whether you’re a novice book binder, or a seasoned journal-maker, this class will provide you with easy-to-follow instructions to design your own dynamic book and custom pouch.  Roben-Marie will provide lots of bits and bobs from her stash, but feel free to bring items from your own as well.

If time remains, we will “play” in our journals and explore ideas for leveraging your work into other projects - Roben-Marie’s specialty!


My name is Roben-Marie and I provide ideas, inspiration and quality instruction for hobbyists and art entrepreneurs. I teach artists from beginners to those making a living from their art through my blog and my popular online workshops.

As an artist, blogger, woman of faith and the owner of Paperbag Studios, LLC, my mission is to serve others and help them get the most out of their art as a hobby, or as a business. My own desire to learn and unquenchable curiosity keeps my fingers messy and my heart happy.

I have been a working artist for the last ten years, and am self-taught, so I believe that anyone can cultivate their creative spark. I've taught mixed media art workshops and retreats across the U.S. and my work has been featured in countless books and industry magazines including: Journal It!, The Artist Unique, Creative Lettering Workshop, Art Saves, Exhibition 36, Journal Revolution, A World of Artist Journal Pages, 1000 Artist Journal Pages, "Somerset Studio," "Art Journaling," "Green Craft," "Artist' Cafe," "Artful Blogging," "Legacy," "Somerset Memories," "Somerset Life," "Somerset Apprentice" and "Somerset Gallery."

Event Schedule........

Friday May 4th 2018
12:00pm - 5:00PM workshop 
12:00pm-1:00pm - Lunch provided at the studio

Saturday May 5th 2018
10:00am - 5:00PM workshop 
12:00-1:00pm - Lunch provided at the studio

Sunday May 6th 2018
9:00am - 3:00PM workshop 
12:00-1:00pm - Lunch provided at the studio

Workshops Policies : Half-day, full-day, multi-day workshops, and special events are scheduled throughout the year. Once you purchase a workshop you will be enrolled.

Due to limited class size, purchased spots for all workshops are transferable but payment is non-refundable. What this means: If you buy a class spot and are unable to attend, and if there is a waiting list of students that has formed, we will put you in contact with the first person on the list to whom you can offer your class spot. If the person on the list accepts, then that person will need to pay you for your spot and once that transaction is complete and both parties are satisfied, we will transfer your spot to the other person. If you are unable to attend and there is no waiting list, we will unfortunately be unable to provide refunds.

Emergency Cancelations : In the very rare event of an emergency or unavoidable natural disaster or act of God, the class may be cancelled. In this situation, all fees will be reimbursed to students in full.

If you would like to enroll in a workshop that has been sold out, please send an email to and you will be put on a waiting list.
Questions? Contact

Studio events are a 2-4 day immersion in mixed-media art and journaling. These creative weekends are filled with the process driven exploration of creative mediums and applications in an intimate, supportive environment, challenging students to expand their creativity through the exploration of new artistic methods and mediums.


What airport do I fly into?

Charlotte Douglas Airport in North Carolina

Do I need to rent a car?

No, we will pick you up from the airport and shuttle you each day to the studio

Where do I stay?

You can either book a room at our new studio or get a special rate with our hotel partner.

To book a room at our studio, email or call us at 704-240-8076 or
To book a room with a special rate with our hotel partner, see below:

Hampton Inn (located 2 miles from Donna Downey Studios)
129 Roper Drive, Lincolnton, North Carolina, 28092
Phone: +1-704-736-2000

To register online for the special event rate, click here or call and use Donna Downey Studios corporate code 0002759994

If you would like to enroll in a workshop that has been sold out,
please send an email to and you will be put on a waiting list.
Questions? Contact