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This week in the studio March 15 March 15, 2009

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Oh so many opportunities for YOU to come in and be creative.  Need a little pick-me-up?  Time in the studio is truly theraputic….check out what you can do this week…

jv_soulcollage1Sunday 10:30-12:30  SoulCollage with Julie Valentine.  This workshop focuses on Extreme Self-Care.  What a gift to yourself!  I have been participating and believe my life is better for the time I’m giving myself.  Join us today or any of the following sessions:  March 29April 19, or May 3

pe_lentil1Sunday 1-5p Art Clay Silver Lentil Beads:  Learn how to make fantastic hollow form beads with the uber-talented Pat Evans, a certified senior level Art Clay Silver instructor.  Click here to register or sign up for her “Gift from the Sea” class in April

seedpaper1Monday continues our National Craft Month with handmade seed paper. Have you wanted to learn how to turn your junk mail into beautiful handmade paper.  Come for this mini workshop on Monday from 6:30-7:30 and do just that.  Next week we’re making aluminum can jewelry!

atcbook1Tuesday is all about the Artist Trading Card background techniques from Bernie Berlin’s book.  This week we’re using Magazine paper in many different ways.  Join us for any of the Tuesday night sessions to learn techniques that translate into many forms of paper arts.  Click here to register for Tuesday’s 6:30 pm session.

beeswaxacrylicTuesday at 8 is Beeswax Collage:  Using nothing but beeswax as the adhesive you will create a layered piece of art to hang or display.  Click here to reigster.

la_sweetWednesday from 11am-2pm we have a special guest instructor!  Lance from Rusty Pickle will be here to teach a mini book class titled :  All Things Sweet.  Click here to register.  Space is limited to 6 so register now to be sure you have a space or at least a kit if you can’t make it to class.

acrylicbackgroundsWednesday at 7pm we’re working with my favorite techniques creating acrylic backgrounds.  Click here to register for this class full of painty goodness.  This class is inspired by techniques used by  Traci Bautista, Chrysti Hydeck & Kelly Kilmer.

abw1Thursday at 6:30 join us as we explore Altered Books with the guidance of Bev Brazelton‘s book “Altered Books Workshop.”  This week we’re cutting windows and doors into our book pages.  Come empty handed to your first session and create something fantastic.  Click here to register (this class has been filling up so if you want to join in register soon)

Saturday Night is the night to craft the night away during our Craft Rave.  Bring a project or start one here.  You’ll have full access to the studio tools and many supplies to inspire creativity.  Click here to register.

Sign up for any or many of these classes to support your local small business owner!


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!!

New Year, New Teacher, Vision Board, SoulCollage® January 6, 2009

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The lovely and talented Julie Valentine will be joining our creative team of teachers here at A Work of Heart.  She is offering 2 workshops in February, March and April.

Create Your Best Year!
through vision boards and idea catchers

Date: Sunday, Feb 8, 15, 22 2009
Time: 12:30 – 2:30pm
Cost: $72/person for the series
Location: A Work of Heart,
2196 Lincoln Avenue, San Jose, CA 95125

Register for this Workshop

About the workshop :
This workshop will give you the space and the guidance to create a visual vision for your future. We will explore the power and magic of vision boards and idea journaling to support you in creating your best year! A vision board is a tool that captures your vision for your life through color, images and words. I will guide you through the process of creating your own vision board.

We will also spend time working with idea journaling. “Idea catchers” describe a type of journal that is only used to capture ideas that will support you in fulfilling your goals. Its not a diary or an altered journal. Its a journal that holds every wild idea, clue, phone number, map, quote that will lead you to your goal. These journals are powerful in capturing inspired actions that result from the vision board creation process. This will be the central place for you to record, capture, paint, paste, rip, glue and stamp ideas, articles, information and actions that will lead you to your goal.

With a clear vision and a method of capturing ideas and possible actions, you will have everything you need to creative fabulous year!

Who should attend?
This class is designed for those who looking to use creativity to create the vision for their lives and would like to do it in a fun, playful and creative environment. Anyone who has heard about vision boards and has never made one or may want to learn something new about vision boards.
This course is great for anyone who likes to color outside the lines and believes in the power of the Universe/Spirit/Divine to bring us every desire. This is great for creative types, anyone who has read “the secret” and people who are “visual” learners. All are welcome to play.

What should you wear or bring?
An Image of YOU
For the vision board you will need a photograph of you or an image of something that represents you for the collage. I suggest that you make a color copy of any images since we will be using them in the vision board.

Magazines to Share (optional)
Magazines will be provided for you to rip and tear.
If you would like to bring magazines to share, please do!

The second one:

The Gift of Pleasure
Exploring extreme self-care through SoulCollage®
Date: Sunday, March 8, 15, 29, April 5, 19 2009
Time: 12:30 – 2:30pm
Cost: $35/person per session or $140 for the series
Location: A Work of Heart,
2196 Lincoln Avenue, San Jose, CA 95125
About the workshop :
What would life be like if you give yourself permission to make YOU your 1# priority? Join us in community to explore the powerful impact of extreme self-care. During the workshop we will explore the potential gifts of practicing extreme self-care and expand our capacity to allow pleasure and peace into our lives. There will be plenty of time for card making, journaling and card reading. No prior SoulCollage experience is necessary. Space is limited, so register early!

What is SoulCollage®
“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, catalogues, and calendars. It is wonderful to have other people with whom to share the process.” ~ SoulCollage.com

Who should attend?
This class is designed for those who would like to explore the aspects of thier personality that craves pleasure, nuturing and fun. This is a great class for “chronic givers” who want to bring thier giving into balance. All are welcome to play.

What should you bring?

Magazines to Share (optional)
Magazines will be provided for you to rip and tear.
If you would like to bring magazines to share, please do!

Register for this Workshop

SoulCollage Sessions
One Session $35.00 5 Session Series $140.00