Love Sum Workshops

Love Sum art-based workshops are intended to provide an opportunity for reflection, creativity and meaningful discussion in a community setting.

Upcoming Workshops + Events:

Virtual Love Sum Workshop: DIY Iris-Folded Greeting Cards

Available whenever you want, wherever you are!

In this workshop you will create greeting cards perfect for sending love to your friends and family! This workshop is super fun to do in a group. Pick a date and time, gather your friends for a potluck and make some time for creativity together!

MATERIALS: Grab a Love Sum DIY Kit here. With your kit you’ll receive instructions on a few other things you’ll need like scissors, glue and a few other easy-to-find things. During the virtual workshop (via tutorial video) I will lead you through the steps to make your own iris-folded cards! 

TUTORIAL VIDEO: The DIY video is now available here.

WHEN YOU’RE DONE: When you’re done, snap a photo and post it to social media tagging @theLOVESUM #LOVESUMart. Can’t wait to see what you create!

QUESTIONS? Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me! Have fun creating!

January + February, 2018: Expressive Art Journal Series

  • 1/8, 1/22, 2/5, 2/19: 6:15pm – 7:30pm
  • Cost: free
  • Registration available here! (This event is currently full. Please contact me at taryn@theLOVESUM.com if you’re interesting in organizing a Love Sum workshop with your family, friends or coworkers! I am currently accepting in-person private and virtual event requests!)

February 4, 2018, Madison, WI: MAKERS, CRAFTERS & DOERS: LOVE-filled Card Making!

  • 12:00pm – 2:00pm
  • Cost: free
  • Registration available here(This event is currently full. Please contact me at taryn@theLOVESUM.com if you’re interesting in organizing a Love Sum workshop with your family, friends or coworkers! I am currently accepting in-person private and virtual event requests!)

February 10, 2018, Madison, WI: Madison Makers Valentine’s Market & Pub-Crawl

Shop over 40 vendors with a drink in hand! The Valentine’s Market & Pub-Crawl will have a variety of local area makers assembled at The Brass Ring, The Brink Lounge, Bos Meadery, and Old Sugar Distillery enjoying drinks and selling their various goods.

Noon – 5pm | More details here!

Host an event!

Gather your friends for a moment of creativity, connection and fun! Love Sum offers a variety of workshop options for you to host. If you have any questions, please contact taryn[at]theLOVESUM[dot]com!

Letter to My Future Self:

We all experience moments of feeling inspired to become a better version of ourselves, but oftentimes the everyday can fade that energy. One way to remain accountable to our best selves is with an unexpected reminder. In this workshop, participants will be lead through an art-based, letter writing activity to their future selves. At the end of the workshop, the letters will be collected and sent out 3-4 weeks later to surprise the participant with a letter from their past self.

Send a Little Love:

Making something beautiful and expressing a bit of gratitude is sometimes just what the soul needs. In this workshop, participants will create three iris folded cards that they can use to express love and gratitude for someone in their lives. Card templates are customizable based on the activity.

Art Journal Series:

Sometimes words are not enough to express our emotions. In this workshop series, participants will be guided through a 3-5 part art journal series which include themed art prompts and instruction of new ways to utilize a variety of art supplies. Participants will be able to bring their art journals home and will be provided with supplemental prompts to support the workshop discussions and promote further introspection.