Creating. Learning. Community.

Papercraft Art Education with an Emphasis on FUNN.


Hi, I'm Mary Gunn.

I like to have FUNN creating things.

I have 25+ years experience teaching arts & crafts to all ages. My goal with FUNN University is to create compelling, high quality art education that is accessible to all. I would like to invite you to join our creative community.

We made this site easy & FUNN to use!

We built this site with the student's experience foremost in mind. A lot of the components have been custom developed by Mary's son, Stephen. Below is a list of features included with enrollment.
  • Live Streamed Classes

    All classes are streamed live to our Classroom paired with our community chat.

  • Lesson Library

    Classes are archived in our Library and are sortable and searchable.

  • Digital Guides

    We created our own digital guide system to help us deliver as clear of information as possible.

  • No Selling Agenda

    We are not affiliated with any craft, stamp, paper, or art company.

  • Student Lounge

    Meet like minded people and share ideas in our Student Lounge.

  • Earn Rewards

    Earn points just by using our site. Spend the points in our gift shop!

  • Get Recognition

    Our site features a top student leader board, project showcase, and student galleries.

  • Direct Communication

    If you submit a project, you have the option to talk directly with Mary about your work.

  • Documentation

    We have an extensive documentation library explaining all the features of our site.

  • Tech Support

    We offer super fast and responsive support.

Testimonials from our Students

Amy P from Illinois

Amy P


I love FUNN University! I have been papercrafting for decades and have still been learning all sorts of great things and meeting new crafty friends. Hope to see you on campus. :)
Kim from Florida



I LOVE FUNN University! I joined after getting to know Mary in a Facebook group, where I enjoyed her techniques and artwork that she displayed there. I was looking for an avenue to Learn more, so that I might be able to Teach better at my own classes and crops. I have learned so much more than I was hoping for AND made some great new friends here as well. I am accomplishing my own crafting, by using the tools we are taught each lesson, as well as learning those techniques to teach others and I am finishing MY projects now. I even use my projects from FUNN U in my own classes as examples and sometimes teach from them as well. It's a fantastic group and the lesson plans are easy to follow. I look forward to each class to see what she has planned next!
Vicki from Washington State


Washington State

I joined FUNN University because I liked the sample of art I had seen from the head professor. I didn't expect to learn so many new things and make new friends so quickly. I have been given the tools and confidence to try drawing, painting, letting go of perfect, and enjoy crafting again! Thank you for all the inspiration!
Barbara from Kansas



I spend a lot of money buying quality products to preserve my family’s memories and to create hand made gifts. These lessons pay for themselves by sparking creativity and helping me be more efficient with my products. I am always amazed when we finish a paper pack and there is very little left. FUNN University is a friendly, engaging, and encouraging community which feeds my own artistic abilities and helps me thrive in my chosen medium of self-expression. Thank you!