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In this class, using the art and beauty of color, recycling and collage, we will journey through the process of taking ordinary deli bags, found objects, fabric, lace, paper, sari silk, yarn and other items, turning then into beautiful pieces of collage art which can be: framed for a desk or hung on a wall, used for gift-giving, used to house a special journal or a book, function as a shelf decoration, given as a hostess gift, or to use as memory keepsake holders for photos or letters. Students will create four decorated deli bags to keep.

A variety of textures, colors and themes are common in the art Lynn creates. Her experience in the art of collage using deli bags and found objects will be passed onto you in this course.

Each student receives four deli bags- some coffee-dyed prior for an additional layered effect. Under Lynn’s guidance, she will walk participants through the process of turning them into unique, one-of-a-kind, lovely, useful and functional pieces of art. When complete, each deli bag will be different and reflect the student’s individual artistic flair.


  • Class uses recycled and repurposed items, therefore, it is earth friendly.
  • The process of collage will be explained and explored.
  • You will leave class with four decorated and completed deli bags for you to keep or give-away as gifts.
  • You will know how to repeat this process on your own time.
  • Your creative side will surface. This class is about joy, play, and taking numerous independent items and turning them into beautiful art.
  • The process of collage is seen by some as an stress-relieving process.
In-Person – Classroom
  • Lecture
  • Workshop
  • Hands-On
  • Q&A / Discussion
  • Adults 18+
  • Novice
Please wear clothing in layers so you can add or remove items to accommodate the room temperature.
There is a small chance you may get glue from a glue stick on your sleeve, so you may want to consider wearing a 3/4 sleeve or a short sleeve top.
Four New Deli Bags – some coffee dyed, some plain
Collage Papers
Sari Silk
Decorative Flowers
Decorative Foil
Special Fabric Glue for Yarn/Fabric Ribbons
Vintage Buttons
Heavy Book
Scissors – size of your preference you find easy to handle
One 12-inch Ruler
Drinks in a closed container
Lynn Blair
Lynn Blair & Associates, LLC/Art as Therapy
Professionally Lynn practiced as a registered nurse with a Doctorate Degree in the healthcare field. During her 35+ years in healthcare, she noticed how art helped patients and residents heal. And, how art helped patients and residents positively refocus their energy during difficult times. Therefore, she knew when she retired from the corporate world, she would be focusing on Art as Therapy. Lynn has been working with beads, yarn, fabric, paper and a variety of mediums for years, starting with stringing beads and buttons as a very young girl with her grandmother. During middle school and high school she sewed her own clothing. When living in California, for several years Lynn taught beading and jewelry-making classes at a local bead store. At one time, Lynn had a 60″ weaving loom and weaved her own curtains and material.
Lynn enjoys creating items which have a variety of textures, art that includes recycled items and found objects, and repurposing all possible elements in art.
She creates many different types of beautiful ephemera to utilize in her one-of-a-kind art junk journals which she sells in her ETSY Storefront: lynnmariblair
Her commercial studio, Art as Therapy, will be up and functioning in Scottsdale the summer of 2024 where her work can be viewed and purchased.
Lynn is a member of the Sonoran Arts League and Paperworks. Several pieces of commissioned work were generated by Lynn to include a memory bridal journal, a tiny art journal, and a personal grief journal after the passing of a loved one.
Lynn lives in North Scottsdale where she is inspired by the beautiful boulders, native foliage, sunsets, and the gifts of nature within her art.


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Collage - Decorating Deli Bags
Holland Center Cancellation Policy: Cancellations 14 or more days prior to the first day of class will be refunded, minus a $10 processing fee. Cancellations less than 14 days are non-refundable.
$ 80.00

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