We are moving our workshops!

After several years on the Ning network, we have moved our workshops here to our own site. Can you hear the collective sigh of relief?!?

Here is what you need to do - sign into the Academy www.art5academy.com and enter your old classroom. On the first page of the class you will see your new URL and password for your new class. Save both of these please. The URL will take you to the classroom door where you will be asked to enter your password. Then you will enter the classroom and there are all the videos and everything that you will need.

To visit our website you DO NOT need a password. Only for purchased classes.

Questions? You can always reach us at arttothe5thcoordinator@gmail.com

If you would like to try one of our workshops, click "WORKSHOPS" on the black bar above.  We would love for you to join us in the classroom.  Our classes have either four or two instructors and that is very different from what you will find anywhere else. Four different styles, four sets of tips and shortcuts and four teachers that will take you step by step through their take on the project. That's like 4 classes in one.

Our instructors are:

  • Lorraine Bell

  • Sandi Keene

  • Rae Missigman

  • Roben-Marie Smith

Let's start creating!

Cardboard Crush - A New Workshop!

READY FOR A PROJECT YOU CAN "CRUSH" ON?!

Straight from our personal retreat, we are bringing you Cardboard Crush, the project we loved so much we had to share! This thick and abundant journal is jammed with color, design and stitching. The perfect place to stash your treasures, love notes, inspirations, photos or mail art. 

We provide 4 entirely different takes on the body of the journal so you are sure to find just the right one to “crush” on. With 16 videos, we will take you step by step through the process with tips and favorite tools. The interior can be completed using our instructions or completely customized to meet your needs.

Whatever you heart desires - It is CARDBOARD CRUSH!

(We highly recommend a sewing machine for this project.)

Fine Print: Videos are not downloadable, no instructional PDF’s provided, once you have purchased the videos there will be no refunds.  One student per purchase. No splitting/sharing classes.  See HERE for more Q&A regarding our workshops.

Price: $35 - Workshop is now open!


Workshop Details

•Open Registration - Take the workshop anytime!  There is no close date!

•This class is self-paced, so join in when you want and finish on your schedule! 

•A private site has been set up for all class attendees. FREE registration with the site is required in order to attend workshop.

•NOTE: Once payment has been made directions will be e-mailed to you with directions for access.  Please allow from 24-36 hours for information to be sent.

•Videos are not available for download.

•The tuition is non-refundable once access has been given to registrants.

Create It • Mail It • Alter It Workshop (edit with Winners!)

Create It • Mail It • Alter It Workshop


Paint, doodle and stamp “art with an address”. Enjoy this creative New Twist on a Mail Art class with your instructors: Rae Missigman, Roben-Marie Smith, Lorraine Bell and Sandi Keene.

We will each demonstrate our step by step process for creating layered, detailed designs in our signature styles. Watch as we trade pieces via mail to reveal the process of using mail art to construct elements for your planner or art journal.

This is TWO classes in ONE with 17 videos, over 6 hours of instruction, technique and inspiration from 4 distinct points of view. Let us inspire you with ways to create a mailbox treasure sure to delight your recipient PLUS how to turn the mail art you receive into meaningful additions to your favorite project. You supply the postage, we will cover the fun!

Join us as we Create It • Mail It • Alter It!



Our winners of refunded pre-registration are:

  • ANNIE GREEN
  • SUZANNE KANDRUP
  • SHERRY NEWTON

Congratulations! Your tuition has been refunded via Paypal!!

Journal Bound Workshop with Roben-Marie


Journal Bound Workshop

Showcase your gathered mail art stash within two uniquely styled and bound journals. Get those mailed treasures out of your bins and into an artful display - journal style.

Together we will travel a step by step approach to creating a colorful grungy cover in my signature messy style. Then we will bind our art-filled journals using a simple and creative system that once quickly learned can be used repeatedly to create handmade art journals from here forward.

Don’t have a mail art collection? I will demonstrate an alternative using found papers. Beginners are welcome and encouraged in this workshop as each process is fully demonstrated to accommodate all skill levels. I even include downloads of my designs for your use.

So many possibilities, so much creativity. Pack your bags, we are Journal Bound!

As we all love a good sale, for a limited time, this workshop will be offered at a special price of $20!  Sale ends Saturday, June 7 at 8:00PM EST.


See more details, including photos and the supplies list HERE!

Art to the 5th™ - Live on Tour™

September 12 - 14, 2014 - The Waterfront Inn - The Villages, FL


Celebrate with the Artists of Art to the 5th™ as they pack up their personal retreat and take it on the road - LIVE! Experience this dynamic art collaborative's favorite activities, projects and surprises selected from five years of their semi-annual multi-day get-together. Escape the everyday to create, relax and be inspired while getting an all access back stage pass to their secret  for refilling, refreshing and reconnecting with the artists within. 

With Lorraine Bell, Sandi Keene, Rae Missigman, Barbara Moore and Roben-Marie Smith, you can expect a weekend of instruction, laughter and artfully inky fingers.