Learn to make a flower collage from beginning to end using salvaged magazines. Immerse yourself in your favorite colors and create the flower 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.

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 munchies and beverages - you just provide plates, cups, napkins, etc.

The best part?
Your workshop materials are free!!

I handle advertising, registration, and materials in the Somerset Hills area of NJ. For other areas, I'll need you to help spread the word. As long as we have at least 4 students registered 48 hrs in advance, the class goes on!

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

Private Event

Host a workshop for just you and the people you invite! Perfect for:

  • birthay 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 flower collage (contact me to discuss other subject matter)

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: Averages $40-$55 per person
($55 includes frame) within 30 min of Bernardsville, NJ (For other areas,
contact me.)

Group Size: 4 people minimum; 6-10 is ideal (contact me about larger groups)

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