Crystal Marie, Deeper now on Substack

Many an artist’s bio begins with a similar tale of knowing they were an artist from the time they were old enough to hold a crayon. The truth for me was that I had always been a writer. 

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Live on location workshops and events

December 11th, 2022 1-4pm

Inner Haven: Spiritual and Creative Development Center
Grayslake, Il

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January 21-22, 2023

Inner Haven: Spiritual and Creative Development Center
Grayslake, IL

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Canary Rising Online Courses


Deeper: A Master Class Study

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All Six courses in the Deeper series bundled

  • Pensieri: Little thoughts with paper, fabric, and string
  • Big and Little: Mastering the art of working large
  • Shields: Encaustic assemblage and surface design
  • Artist's Oracle Cards: Crafting allegory, archetypes, and prophecy with printmaking and design
  • Wax, Paper, Scissors: Hot and cold wax combinations with paper
  • Pleroma: Alternative Substrates and Sculptural Designs

6 courses = 52 Self Paced lesson modules with Unlimited Access!


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Deeper Master Class Courses available:

Purchase all six Master Classes in one bundle through the Deeper Study link above, or select as individual courses to suit your area of interest below...

Pensieri: Little thoughts with paper, fabric, and string


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Big and Little: Mastering the art of working large


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Shields: Encaustic assemblage and surface design


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Artist's Oracle Cards: Crafting Allegory, Archetypes, and Prophecy with Printmaking and Design


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Wax, Paper, Scissors: Hot and Cold Wax Combinations with paper


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Pleroma: Alternative Substrates and Sculptural Designs


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More Self paced courses

Let Your Heart Speak


Let Your Heart Speak is a sweeping saga of creativity, bringing together three very distinct techniques – monoprinting, collage making, and encaustic wax painting.

Utilizing my process of deeply listening and trusting what the heart wants to gather, the story it wants to tell, and the memories it longs to make, this course is equal parts Intuitive and technique driven, you'll learn how to trust yourself to make beautiful works of art with limitless possibilities from these three mediums. 




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Nushu: The Secret Language of Women

Literally interpreted as "Women's writing", Nushu is a language of sisterhood, sorrow, and dreams, created and used exclusively by women.

Nushu women shared their most intimate longings in written form and song. Born of a time of oppression, the calligraphy like stroke of each syllable created an indelible record of their most intimate emotions and laments on such items as scrolls, books, quilts, and fans. 

In this course, participants will create their own visual secret language through intuitive mark-making, staining, rusting,  deconstruction, stitching, and repair. Final project will bind individual compositions together into a beautiful scroll or altered book.

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Other Places I'm Teaching Online

Workshops hosted by other artists or courses I'm offering online but hosted on other platforms. 

Painting with Fire 2022

52 Weeks of encaustic instruction - 26 top encaustic instructors!

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Hold Dear: Sculptural Objects and Symbolic Design

Centering around a review of the symbolism of the hand, this class will examine our personal connection to the objects we gather, significance of the motifs we gravitate towards, and the memories they evoke; those things we Hold Dear in life, to combine them in a visual representation emblematic of our own meaning and values.

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But what glue do you use?

Creative minds want to know!


My go-to favorite adhesive is a blend of two products that I mix to get the just right consistency I appreciate from my glue. Get a free downloadable copy of the recipe and give it a try!

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