Learn to make an upcycled magazine collage from beginning to end. Immerse yourself in your favorite colors and create the piece you want to make. I'll guide you as you choose to follow my sample or create your own original design.

There's only one rule: NO JUDGEMENT.

What a delight to forget about the stress of the day, roll up our sleeves and create something. Greatly enjoyed the process and went out and got magazines to continue enjoying this outlet. Looking forward to the next workshop.
— Erica N.


montclair adult school

May 3, 10, 17, 10:30 - 12:30 pm
Montclair Public Library
Advance registration required
(973) 744-0500

warren county library

June 22, 12-3 pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch, Blairstown, NJ
Advance registration required
(908) 362-8335

farmstead arts center

June 25, 9-12 pm
Farmstead Arts Center, Basking Ridge, NJ
Advance registration required

Introduction to collage:
use what you’ve got

October 8 - November 12, 10-12 pm (Tuesdays)
Farmstead Arts Center, Basking Ridge, NJ
Registration information will be provided when available

Painting with paper: magazine paper collage

October 19 - November 23, 9:30-12 pm (Saturdays)
Center for Contemporary Art, Bedminster, NJ
Registration information will be provided when available

Be a Host

Have space for 4-10 adults around a large work surface with good task lighting and adequate parking nearby? Like meeting new people in your area? Sign up to host a public workshop!

Attendees bring snacks - you just provide plates, cups, napkins, etc.

The best part? Your workshop is free!! Four students minimum.

Such a fun, intriguing process. Totally enjoyed our flower collage workshop.
— Therese J.

Private Event

Try something different for your next gathering. Perfect for:

  • birthday parties

  • girls' or couples' nights

  • bridal showers
    (optional: bride keeps art for her new home!)

  • baby showers
    (optional: mama keeps art for the nursery!)

  • book clubs

  • corporate retreats

  • bonding or ice breaker activities

  • class or family reunions

  • neighborhood get togethers

  • just for fun!

What a wonderful night creating art together! I felt a little uncertain, not considering myself particularly artistic - but I loved selecting colors and textures for my collage, and ended up being very proud of my creation. It makes a wonderful night for any group - I would happily do it again!
— Lisa Winter



Example project: 5" x 7" framed collage.

Time required: approximately 2 hrs active art-making, 30 min set up ahead of time, 30-60 min afterwards for framing, clean up, socializing.

Pricing: $55 per person (includes all materials) within 30 min of Bernardsville, NJ. For private events, a minimum of $250 covers up to 5 people. For additional people, a $15 materials fee per person is charged.

To discuss a project idea, time frame, or locations outside of 30 minutes from Bernardsville, contact me:
Laura.Shabazz@ gmail.com

Project Choice


New projects are always being added and vary based on the length of the workshop. For example, flowers and sailboats can be completed in 2 hours. Longer projects requiring a day or multiple sessions include unicorns, guitars, or landscapes of your choice.

If you have a specific theme in mind, please email me to discuss!

Choosing colors, textures and patterns for my collage art project was fun, challenging, and an interesting process. I learned new techniques and came away with a piece of art!
— Anne P.
I thoroughly enjoyed a recent collage class with Laura Shabazz. Her directions were clear and easy-to-follow, allowing us to individualize our work. Everyone in the class had a great time and was delighted with the result which was matted and framed, ready to hang!
— Lorrie Lane
Just attended a collage class with Laura - so much fun! She is an amazing teacher - especially loved the fact that we all left with a piece of framed artwork that looked like a professional artist created it and not a paint-by-numbers kit!
— Claire Herzog