Online mixed media and altered art classes presented by Lesley Venable


Hi Everyone!

What do we do here at the Art of Altering?  Well, we offer online classes at prices that won't break the bank and that are open ended and available 24/7!!  We also have free tutorials in the Main Site and in the Melange Group, Free Vintage Images and we are going social with our own forum! 

Are you looking for the classes we offer?  If you aren't already a member it's as easy as clicking "Join Now" (it's absolutely free) and then simply click on the tab under the banner called "Current Classes" and you will be taken to a page that lists out all of our classes, their cost, images, a description and a link to join the classes.

We currently have over 13 classes which are available to our members.  Here is a list of some of them:

Altered Bottles 6 Ways:

Thimble Necklaces:

Etching & Stamping Metal:

Altered Canvases and Tins:

Altered Journals:


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There is a class for everyone either ready for viewing now or that will be coming soon.

All classes are open ended for those that register and they are open 24/7 so you can view them and create on your schedule.  Just like Disney though sometimes the classes go to the vault and are only available for purchase for a certain period of time.

 We also have free tutorials on the main network and Melange Only tutorials in the Melange Group.


Lesley V.


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 Can someone point me to the contact info like an email address for Evelyn?  I used to be able to see it plainly and now I can't find it - was it moved or am I losing my sight? Thanks everyone! …Continue

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Thank you Leslie

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Thank you for your generous class offerings.  I like so many others are experiencing financial difficulties this year.  I have subscribed to Bundle Two - because I can justify spending the price on…Continue

Some new images

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Hi Ladies,  I uploaded some new projects to my page. I also have some new images on my I have been busy designing for Altered Pages and DIY or Don't. Go to…Continue


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Hi Ladies, I am new to this group. Just uploaded some of my altered work. I just viewed the ATC class by Lesley. It was so informative. Thanks Lesley! I hope you will vistit my blog and sign up. That…Continue


Welcome To The Art of Altering!!!

Welcome to the site of THE ART OF ALTERING with Lesley Venable. This is a space for anyone who loves to get creative, learn, grow and socialize artistically!!! Whether you come to be inspired by others or to do the inspiring we are glad you are here and hope you will join us.

With free tutorials, a free vintage image group, swaps and online video classes we feel sure that you will enjoy your time spent with us. As we continue to grow and get more "socially" adept you will see articles written by some of our members where they share what inspires them in their creativity.

Joining The Art of Altering is free and as simple as clicking on Sign Up.

iPad users please note that the Photon app is a wonderful tool to help with the seamless watching of the videos.


Lesley V.


If you need to contact me regarding any issues please send the email to:artofaltering@aol.comYou can call me at 540-798-2076




The Melange Group is kind of a Group within the main group.  Membership is not required at all to be a member of The Art of Altering.  This group has been created to help lighten the financial burden to my family while bringing more affordable art to those here on the site who want it.  Joining has the following benefits:

  • Lifetime membership to the Melange Group with access to Melange Group only tutorials and classes which can be accessed as long as you are a member of The Art of Altering.

  • Bi-monthly unmounted rubber stamp orders from Mrs. O'Learys at 1/2 off their normal prices plus postage and handling.  Amazing stamps and an amazing deal!

  • 15% discount on all online classes offered at The Art of Altering. 

  • With the many new changes to our group we will have a new tutorial posted every 8 to 10 weeks and a new class posted every 6 months.

  • Bi-monthly giveaways are also something new for the group.  These giveaways will consist of supplies, or gift certificates (think Etsy, Michaels, etc.) or finished art.

  • Etsy discount codes for my shop, A Vintage Season (

  • Just like the bundles I've tried to keep the price of membership to a very small amount Of $35.00 For A Lifetime Membership.

  • To join just go to the Groups Tab, find the Melange Group and click to join.

  • Just like the bundles I've tried to keep the price of membership to a very small amount of $35.00 for a Lifetime Membership.
To join just go to the Groups Tab, find the Melange Group and click to join. 


I will still be bringing full course classes and will also offer bundles of classes and it is pure enjoyment to do that.

Blessings To You All,

Lesley V.


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Posted by Evelyn Robinson on November 15, 2013 at 4:29pm 0 Comments

Click on this link to find out all about it

Special Sale and lots of info coming this weekend.  Please check the forum often. 


Thanks, Evelyn

Forum Instructions Are Available

Posted by Evelyn Robinson on September 3, 2013 at 3:28pm 1 Comment

Just wanted to let everyone know a mass email went out a few minutes ago with an attachment to give instructions on how to access the forum for the first time. 

I still have a couple of little things to fix but they will be done within an hour or so hopefully.  We hope you enjoy the forum and look forward to having you visit often. 

Remember, the MELANGE Membership Drive is still open and we would like to hit our goal of 200.  If you haven't joined yet, checkout the forum for…



Posted by Barbara Anderson on September 2, 2013 at 10:43pm 1 Comment

Are there answers, somewhere, to the questions that have been asked on this blog post?

Thank you.

Resin Class

Posted by Deborah Neal on July 8, 2013 at 8:37pm 1 Comment

Hi Lesley,

 Could you please tell me more about the Resin class?








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Lesley V.





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