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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!!


Cheryl is coming to town… January 14, 2009

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I really can’t explain adequately how excited I am to have Cheryl Darrow of 10 Seconds Studio back in our studio this month!  She is such a hoot in person and a wonderfully talented teacher as well.

Here are the 3 classes she is offering on Saturday, January 31st:

Frame it Up  at 10am


Wings on my Heart at 2pm


and Bling Rings and Pendant at 7pmrings

Working with art metal is awesome.  You get such a great finished product from relatively little effort.  Cheryl makes it simple!  We’ll have all the new colors of metal too!  Barn Red, Periwinkle and Plum…and the new molding plates!!

Sign ups are happening right now!

Click here for the Frame

Click here for the Heart

Click here for the Rings & Pendant

Space is limited so sign up soon!

Come play with Metal:) July 26, 2008

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Join us August 1st, 2nd and 3rd here at A Work of Heart Studio!

The all inclusive package is $250. This includes all 5 of the classes, a special welcome meet and greet with Cheryl on Friday, a goodie bag, lunch on Saturday, coffee, tea & soda throughout the event, and the firing of your PMC project.

If you are not able to join us for the full event we have two additional registration options. You may register either for Friday & Saturday for $199 or you may take individual classes. The prices for the individual classes are noted below.

We only have 20 spots available so be sure to register early.
Here is the schedule for the classes
Friday Evening (August 1)

  • 7 pm – Scoop/ Shrine Necklace $49 (shown below)

Saturday (August 2)

  • 9:30 am – Altered Binder $59 (shown below)
  • 1:30 pm – Multi Media Collaborative Collage $59
  • 6:30 pm – Maya Road House Book $59

Sunday Morning (August 3)

  • 10 am – Precious Metal Clay (PMC) $89

To reserve your spot call the studio at 408-266-1005.
2196 Lincoln Avenue
San Jose, CA 95125