Margaux Mays

workshops & more

Craft Bash — a DIY party
Aug
24
4:00 PM16:00

Craft Bash — a DIY party

Enjoy a day of DIY fun, crafting with local makers and artists, while meeting new crafty friends, learning new skills, and snacking on tasty treats. What’s in store?

  • Take three 45-minute craft classes–learn hand lettering basics, make dreamy bath and body goods, and a vinyl printed plant holder, dabble in jewelry making.

  • Leave with finished projects, we’ll provide all the tools and materials you need to complete your crafts.

  • Learn from an amazing group of teachers–local makers and artists.

About the teachers

Margaux Mays is a digital marketer and maker. Her childhood love of crafting turned into a handmade jewelry line, Margaux Bijoux, and grew into a passion for organizing creative events that bring people together, build relationships, and foster community.

Jacklyn Garland is a local glass artist who also loves making glass jewelry, photography, and teaching craft classes.

Maya James is a writer, community reporter and creative who launched her Maya Loves… brand in early 2019. She specializes in curated gift boxes and making scented whipped shea butter. She strives to uplift and support women, by encouraging radical self-care.

Renisha James got started with lettering on chalkboards, lending her skills to retail stores around Chicago and creating a chalkboard business for customers seeking signs for weddings, room makeovers, birthdays, retirement parties and more. Her love for lettering and calligraphy grew beyond chalkboards as she continued to discover the unlimited possibilities of word art. She also owns an online t-shirt shop that features her favorite designs based on music, Chicago pride and self-love.

Schedule

Rotate between craft stations every 45-minutes (or so) to learn a new project! Throughout the sessions, if you finish your project early or during the breaks, dabble in jewelry making at the quick craft station with Margaux.

Settle in
4:00 - 4:15 p.m.
Come on in, grab a snack and a seat at your first craft station – bath teas with Maya, hand lettering with Renisha, or vinyl printed plant holders with Jacklyn. Don’t worry about which project to start with, you’ll get a chance to do them all during the day!

Session #1
4:15 - 5:00 p.m
.
Let’s start the first class of the day!

10-minute break 

Session #2
5:10 - 5:55 p.m
.
Move to your next station for crafting class number two!

10-minute break 

Session #3
6:05 - 6:50 p.m.
 
Time to switch stations for your last craft class!

Mingle and farewells
6:50 - 7:30 p.m. 

Chat with your new crafty friends or pick up the supplies that you need for your new crafty skills in the Michaels store!

View Event →

Finding Your Voice Singers Day Retreat
Jul
27
1:00 PM13:00

Finding Your Voice Singers Day Retreat

Creativity comes in many forms. If you’re a vocal artist, join me at "Finding Your Voice" Singers Day Retreat where I’ll show you how to create an affirmation collage! Choose your own unique positive affirmations as a reminder of who you are and who you aspire to be. Design a mixed media collage using words and imagery that inspire. You’ll create a little piece of art to display as a daily reminder of your power.

The gathering for singers will be facilitated by Creating Crimson owner and recording artist Kenya McGuire Johnson and celebrity vocal coach, Mz. Lyndia who is the owner of Sterling Voice Coaching. This engaging and artistically affirming event will allow singers to network, receive vocal performance feedback, music career coaching and much more.

 Registration includes:

  • Food and beverage

  • Artists Zen swag bag

  • "Making Money in the Music Business" book by Dr. William E. Smith

  • Affirmation and confidence building activities

Participants are asked to come prepared to perform one original or cover song. Singers can perform a cappella, with an instrumental/performance track (mp3 on USB or via Dropbox), or may accompany themselves (keyboard or guitar). While performing isn't required, only those who perform will receive direct feedback from vocal coach Mz. Lyndia. Singing isn't required to receive all other aspects of the event.

This event is limited to 20 participants, so register today! Questions? Feel free to email info@creatingcrimson.com.

View Event →
Gratitude Journal Workshop
May
27
6:00 PM18:00

Gratitude Journal Workshop

Create a journal dedicated to practicing daily gratitude! Gratitude is a way to show appreciation for all that we have and all that is to come in our lives.

In this class, Margaux will teach you how to decorate your journal cover with patterned papers, stamps, washi tape, and more as well as offer inspiration and daily prompts to fill your journal with gratitude!

A journal, other decorative elements, and sweet treats will be provided. You can sign up on Eventbrite.

Registration will close 24 hours prior to each event date.

View Event →
Gratitude Journal Workshop
May
16
6:00 PM18:00

Gratitude Journal Workshop

Create a journal dedicated to practicing daily gratitude! Gratitude is a way to show appreciation for all that we have and all that is to come in our lives.

In this class, Margaux will teach you how to decorate your journal cover with patterned papers, stamps, washi tape, and more as well as offer inspiration and daily prompts to fill your journal with gratitude!

A journal, other decorative elements, and sweet treats will be provided. You can sign up on Eventbrite.

Registration will close 24 hours prior to each event date.

View Event →
Gratitude Journal Workshop
May
11
6:00 PM18:00

Gratitude Journal Workshop

Create a journal dedicated to practicing daily gratitude! Gratitude is a way to show appreciation for all that we have and all that is to come in our lives.

In this class, Margaux will teach you how to decorate your journal cover with patterned papers, stamps, washi tape, and more as well as offer inspiration and daily prompts to fill your journal with gratitude!

A journal, other decorative elements, and sweet treats will be provided. You can sign up on Eventbrite.

Registration will close 24 hours prior to each event date.

View Event →
Design A Modern Yarn Wall Hanging
Mar
30
5:00 PM17:00

Design A Modern Yarn Wall Hanging

Learn to create a modern wall hanging with yarn. You’ll be guided through choosing a color palette, arranging, and finishing your design. Select at least one yarn color for purchase. Some additional yarn colors and all other supplies needed to complete the project are provided!

You must register within 24 hours on the Michaels website to come and play! The classes start at $10.

Register on the Micheals website

View Event →
Design A Modern Yarn Wall Hanging
Mar
23
5:00 PM17:00

Design A Modern Yarn Wall Hanging

Learn to create a modern wall hanging with yarn. You’ll be guided through choosing a color palette, arranging, and finishing your design. Select at least one yarn color for purchase. Some additional yarn colors and all other supplies needed to complete the project are provided!

You must register within 24 hours on the Michaels website to come and play! The classes start at $10.

Register on the Micheals website

View Event →