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Cut Loose

Unwind. Create. Connect.

Cut Loose offers a laid-back collage workshop perfect for both beginners and experienced artists. The classes are designed to foster a fun, stress-free environment where you can try new things, let go of the pursuit of perfection, and enjoy connecting with fellow creators. I also provide guidance through my design exercises, helping participants explore new techniques and challenge unhelpful inner narratives as they embark on creative experiments.

Cut Loose is ideal for:

  • Individuals seeking to learn a new skill, explore a fresh art medium, or de-stress;
  • Organizations seeking wellness-related retreats for team building or stress management;
  • Higher education institutions focusing on student life, engagement, and well-being;
  • Elder care facilities looking for art and wellness activities;
  • Veteran-support organizations seeking therapeutic and engaging art activities, promoting healing, camaraderie, and emotional well-being;
  • After-school programs aiming to foster creativity and connection;
  • Conference planners seeking breakout stress-relieving sessions for attendees;
  • Public and school libraries looking to provide fun and educational events to bring students, faculty, staff, and community members together, promoting well-being through interactive activities.

Below is the current workshop schedule. Interested in a Cut Loose workshop for your team or group of friends? Reach out here.



Cut Loose Collage Workshops Schedule

July 2024

Thursday, July 11 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Sip & Clip
Hosted by Tip Top Wine Shop in Easthampton, MA

Pop the cork on your creativity at the Cut Loose: Sip & Clip collage workshop! Dive into a treasure trove of vintage Gourmet magazines and other fancy ephemera to piece together your very own collage art. All materials and wine samples included. Limited to 15 people! Sign up here.


Thursday, July 18 from 6:30pm to 9:00pm
Cut Loose: Crafts & Drafts – Classic Car Collages
Hosted by Progression Brewing Company in Northampton, MA

Come unwind, create, and connect as you make your own classic car collage artwork! Shift your creative gears and cruise through vintage car magazines, piecing together collage art that captures the timeless elegance and raw power of classic automobiles.

$40 per person – all materials included.

Workshop is limited to 25 people. Learn more and sign up here.


Tuesday, July 23 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Cut Loose: Ahoy!
Hosted by Perkins Cove Kitchen in Ogunquit, Maine

Pop the cork and set sail on a creative voyage at Cut Loose: Ahoy, a nautical-themed collage night! Make your own maritime masterpiece while enjoying fine wine and cocktails, and having fun with familiar and new friends.

$45 per person – all materials included.

Workshop is limited to 25 people. Learn more and sign up here.


Thursday, July 25 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Cut Loose: Sip & Clip
Hosted by Root Wild Kombuchery in Portland, Maine

Dive into a treasure trove of vintage magazines and other fancy ephemera to piece together your very own collage art bookmarks, note cards, or art piece. Come relax, taste home brewed kombucha, and meet new people in a creative setting.

$45 per person – all materials included.

Workshop is limited to 20 people. Learn more and sign up here.



Cancellation/Refund Policy for Cut Loose Collage Workshops

If you register for a workshop and later find that you are unable to attend, I will offer a credit for your registration amount to use toward a future Cut Loose Collage Workshop of equal value. To be eligible for this credit, please notify me at least 48 hours before the workshop by emailing msjost@gmail.com. This credit is not redeemable for cash and cannot be applied to merchandise purchases. Credits or rescheduling requests cannot be honored with less than 48 hours advance notice.

In case of a workshop cancellation or rescheduling due to inclement weather, increases in local Covid cases, changes to local Covid guidance, or other unforeseen circumstances, you will receive a credit for a future workshop.

Please note that a lot of preparation goes into each workshop, including ordering supplies and refreshments. These arrangements are based on the number of registered students. Last-minute cancellations or rescheduling requests result in financial losses, and as a small business, I cannot absorb these costs while keeping class prices affordable.

To ensure fairness and consistency for all participants, I am unable to make exceptions to this cancellation policy, regardless of the reason. This includes circumstances such as illness, travel conflicts, or work commitments. If you find yourself unable to attend a workshop due to these or any other reasons, you are welcome to transfer your spot to a friend.

Thank you for your understanding!


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