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Next Guest Instructor…Laurie Mika July 24, 2009

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We’re anxiously awaiting the amazing and talented Laurie Mika who will join us on August 22 & 23 teaching a Mixed-Media Shadowbox Shrine Class.

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Laurie Mika is a mixed-media artist with a passion for combining and overlapping a variety of mediums creating an original style of mixed-media mosaics using handmade polymer clay tile. Laurie’s background in painting is evident in her mixed-media works influenced by medieval and Renaissance art.

Join us for this inspiring weekend experience you won’t want to miss!

August 22:  5-9pm
August 23:  10am-5pm
Cost:  $195
Click here to Register

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May is the Month for Book Clubs! May 5, 2009

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May is the beginning of 3 (YES THREE!!) new books for book club. Tuesday and Thursday nights have been SO popular I decided to add another book on Wednesday nights for the scrapbookers out there. The way our book club works is this: Attend one or all of the sessions. You don’t need to own the book or have attended prior sessions to join in the fun. Sign up for the session(s) that interest you and have fun working on projects out of some of the most inspiring art and craft books published. All supplies are provided in your fee.

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Tuesday night is Claudine Hellmuth’s “Collage Discovery Workshop”. This time we are doing things a bit differently since the projects in the back portion of her book utilize the techniques in the front portion, we’re skipping right to the projects and referring back to the information at the front of the book. Check the calendar each week for my sample of the project we’ll complete. (I’ll try to have the sample up at least one week prior to class)

May 5 May 12 May 19 May 26

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Wednesday nights start a little later for those of you who have kids to put down to bed before you slip out of the house. From 8-9:30pm we’ll be working out the Page Maps (sketches) by Becky Fleck. Again, I will try to have photos of the layouts we’ll be working on weekly. You will be able to select paper that matches your photos and interpret the chosen sketches for yourself each week. This is the perfect time to get some serious scrapbooking done!

May 6 May 13 May 20 May 27

Thursday nights we’re back at 6:30 to practice a multitude of techniques from Julia Andrus’ book “Paper Transformed” Each week we’ll work on at least 6 different techniques. Each technique will be done on extra large manila tags (3 3/4″x 7 1/2″) so at the end of the series you will have a ton of them to bind together into a book if you choose. Again each week I’ll have samples up on the calendar to show some of the techniques for that week.

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New Books for May & June April 27, 2009

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We’ve selected the following books to cover during the May & June:

Tuesday Night 6:30-8pm is Collage Discovery Workshop by Claudine Hellmuth
Click here to register for the first session

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Tuesday Night 6:30-8pm is Collage Discovery Workshop by Claudine Hellmuth

Wednesday Night 8-9:30pm is Page Maps by Becky Fleck
Click here to register for the first session

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Wednesday Night 8-9:30pm is Page Maps by Becky Fleck

Thursday Night 6:30-8pm is Paper Transformed by Julia Andrus
Click here to register for the first session

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Thursday Night 6:30-8pm is Paper Transformed by Julia Andrus

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Attention all Scrapbookers (or wannabe Scrapbookers) April 23, 2009

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We are going to spend 8 sessions devoted to Becky Fleck’s Page Maps!

Hold your Wednesday Nights open from 8-9:30.  Each week we will focus on at least 3 layouts, all supplies included just bring your photos!  Click here to register for the series

Each session is $20 or sign up for all 8 and get a 20% discount making it $128 (rather than $160)

Lance is in the house!! March 18, 2009

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We’re having a blast!! We have 3 extra kits if you missed class.

This Week in the Studio – March 9-16 March 10, 2009

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Monday nights are our special “National Craft Month” series focusing on GREEN CRAFTING.

paperbeadsTonight (Monday 6:30pm) we are going to UPCYCLE colorful magazine pages into paper beads then fashion them into a cuff style bracelet.  Click here to register.

atcbookTuesday Night 6:30pm – Artist Trading Cards Workshop – The techniques we’re covering this week is Leaf Resist, Inky Layers and Stenciling.  Come and play with us.  We had a blast last week and this week promises more of the same.  Click here to register.

solderingTuesday Night 8pm – Soldering – Learn the basics to make your very own soldered pendants and charms.  You will make one 1″x3″ pendant and one 1″x1″ charm with attached jump rings ready to wear.  Bring your own imagery if you want, or use our studio stash.  Click here to register.

alteredmirrorWednesday 6:30pm – Altered Mirror – Cover 32 chipboard tiles with your choice of paper, ink & embossing powder, crackle paint, and bits & pieces for a beautifully customized mirror ready to hang in your home or give as a gift.  Click here to register.

metalgridWednesday 8pm – Metal Sampler – Cover an 8″x8″ board with hand embossed art metal.  Make a focal point with a grid of 9…hearts…flowers…stars….you decide the shape and color.  Click here to register.

abwThursday 6:30pm – Altered Books Workshop – The altered book is an art form in which artists recycle or transform existing books into new works of art. The book, an artwork in itself, becomes a canvas for new ideas and images.  This week we’ll focus on collaging and stitching.  Click here to register

epoxyThursday 8pm – Intro to Epoxy – This two part mixative adds a glass like dimention to whatever you pour it on.  We will fill a pendant, cover a dog tag and a stamped domino in class.  You will leave your items to cure (takes 24-48hrs) and pick them up later.  Click here to register

jv_soulcollageSunday – 10:30am – Soul Collage with Julie Valentine.  SoulCollage is a process through which you contact your intuition and create an incredible deck of cards which have deep personal meaning and which will help you with life’s questions.  Click here to register

pe_lentilSunday 1pm – Lentil Beads with Pat Evans – Learn how to create pure silver hollow beads with amazing silver metal clay. You’ll learn how to roll and emboss the clay for texture, how to dry over forms for shape, and finally some dry assembly techniques. Click here to register

seedpaperMonday 6:30pm – Going Green for National Craft Month – Create handmade paper infused with seeds. This paper can be used as embellishments on greeting cards that can be planted!  Click here to register

Hope to see you at one or more of these times.  Happy Crafting!!

This week in the studio…March 1-7 March 1, 2009

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A new month, lots of new stuff happening in the studio:

jv_soulcollageSunday 10:30-12:30 Soul Collage with Julie Valentine ($35):”SoulCollage® is a process through which you contact your intuition and create an incredible deck of cards which have deep personal meaning and which will help you with life’s questions.

Following the simple SoulCollage directions, your hands move fragments of cut-out magazine pictures around, fitting them together in a surprising new way and gluing them down on a card. Cards containing the images you select — or the images that select you — come straight through your Soul, bypassing the mind.

This is a multi-leveled, creative process which anyone can do. All you need is a good pair of scissors, pre-cut mat board cards, and images you can cut out from magazines, greeting cards, personal photos, postcards, catalogs, and calendars. It is wonderful to have other people with whom to share the process.” ~ SoulCollage.com (more…)

March 1 Kick-off Party February 26, 2009

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March is National Craft Month!  Yes, a whole month to celebrate the art of crafting!  This year we’ve decided to choose a theme for the month.  Our theme is “Going Green”.  We have all sorts of things planned this month and we’d love to show you in person.

YOU are invited to attend our Kick-off Party on Sunday, March 1 from 2-5pm.

  • Drop in and do a make-and-take
  • Check out the samples for classes and workshops coming up in March
  • Get the details on our Month long Customer Appreciation Program
  • Take advantage Monday Night Class series sign up bonus
  • Earn an entry into to the – 2009 “60 second Shopping Spree”
  • We have two new book clubs kicking off this month too  (ATCs & Altered Books)
  • We just drastically increased our AccuCut Die Center
  • Of course there will be yummy snacks
  • and MORE

We want to see your happy faces.  It won’t be the same without YOU!

-Andrea & Christina

Registration open for Teesha Moore January 12, 2009

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Since there is so much interest in the Teesha Moore workshop coming up in May, I have posted it to the calendar.  Here is the link for registration

We can’t wait to have her and Tracy (her husband) come and teach this 2 day workshop.  Her blog shows just how amazing her artwork is.

Final 2008 Classes/Studio Events December 14, 2008

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Sunday December 14, 2pm

Family MAKE! Studio Time $20/hour per family of 3 ($5/each addtl) plus supplies

Come in and use the studio with the junior crafters in your life.  Special family bonding time is a great added side benefit to getting some Holiday crafting done.  MAKE! handcrafted holiday gifts during our assisted studio time.  Come in with an idea of what you’d like to MAKE! or be inspired by our project collection.

Tuesday December 16, 7pm

Mini Art Journals

Mini Art Journals

Mini Art Journal $25

Fold up two perfect mini books.  Enclose the pages in a jacket full of pockets for slipping notes or cards.  These are sure to be an addictive new project (you have been warned!)  We will be using 90lb watercolor paper, pva glue and a permanent marker.

We have extra kits for $39  available that include that watercolor pencils , water brush, black and brown markers and a pad of 90lb Watercolor paper with written instructions (and a Youtube link!)  This makes a great stocking stuffer and is sure to keep kids ages 8 and up busy for hours!

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Altered Book

Wednesday December 17,  7pm
Altered Books 101 $25

In this workshop you will learn what to look for in selecting a book to alter. You will develop sections and prepare your surfaces. The materials fee includes a book, glue(pva) & paint(gesso) for you to take home.

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Alpahbet Art

Thursday December 18,6pm
Alphabet Under Glass $55

Craft a piece of art to sandwich between glass. Each 4″x4″ tile is decorated with chipboard alphabets embellished with different techniques. The  14x”14″  finished piece can be held in a plate holder or add rubber feet and use it as a trivet.

collageunleashedThursday December 18, 7pm
Collage Unleashed “Book Club”  informational meeting

Free.  Stop by and look at the  book and some samples.  Decide if you are interested in participating in weekly challenges throughout January and February.  Weekly workshop attendance will be optional.  Come and see if you are interested in starting a unique book club.  I am anxious to get feedback since this is the first time we’ve tried something like this.

Saturday December 27, 6pm-Midnight
Craft Rave $20

Craft the night away. All varieties of crafters are welcome. You have full access to our tools and supplies for scrapbooking, stamping, altered art and much more. Soft drinks, coffee and tea are included.

pmcTuesday December 30, 7pm
Metal Clay $75

Create your own silver pendants and charms with silver clay.  Your pieces are fired in our kiln and ready by the end of the week.

Wednesday December 31, 12noon-2pm
Family MAKE! Studio Time $20 per hour per family of 3 ($5/each addtl) plus supplies

Come in and use the studio with the junior crafters in your life.  Special family bonding time is a great added side benefit to getting thank you cards made.    Come in with an idea of what you’d like to MAKE! or be inspired by our project collection.

Happy Holidays to you and yours from us.