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!

Seasonal Snail Mail

Saturday, November 10, 2018, Madison, WI: MAKERS, CRAFTERS & DOERS – Seasonal Snail Mail! 

  • 1:00pm – 3:00pm
  • Cost: free
  • Registration will be available here!



Saturday, January 26, 2018, Madison, WI: Altered Book Art Journaling

  • 1:00pm – 3:30pm
  • Location: To be announced!
  • Cost: $35/person (includes all materials and book to take home)
  • Tickets will be available soon

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.