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

Sunday 2-5pm Open House(free): All are welcome.  Come and check out our plans for National Craft Month, Book Clubs, Customer Referral Program and more.  We’ll have snacks 🙂

seussMonday 6:30-7:30pm:  Dr. Seuss Altered Tin($15):  Cover a tin container (Altoids Tin) with Dr. Seuss images and make a mini book for the inside featuring your favorite Dr. Seuss quotes.  We’ll provide everything you need (including some of our favorite quotes) $15


Tuesday 6:30-8pm:  Artist Trading Card Workshop Book Club($20):  This evening is dedicated to the techniques found in the book “Artist Trading Card Workshop” by Bernie Berlin.

Each week we’ll cover 3 or more techniques. You are not required to own the book or attend all the sessions of this book club to participate. All materials are included in your fee.

Week One: Intuitive Watercolor, Watercolor on Baby Wipes and Paint on Paper Towels

pmcTuesday 8-9:30pm:  Metal Clay Silver ($75)

Metal Clay is microscopic silver particles suspended in an organic binder. The consistency of clay, this material is easy to roll out and press texture into using stamps and other tools. Make your pieces and we’ll fire them and have them ready for you within a week. The finished pieces are 99% pure silver.

Your class fee covers your studio time and firing fee. The materials fee fluxuates depending on the price of silver. Currently you get 20g for 45.00. This is enough clay to make nearly a dozen pieces (depending on the size and thickness)

6x6Wednesday 6:30-8pm:  6×6 Mini Book($20): Using only 4 sheets of double sided patterned paper you will craft a 10 page scrapbook using a simple formula. Bind your scrapbook with our bind-it-all for a beautiful finish. Also included is an acrylic front cover and chip board back cover. You end up with 20 page surfaces to add photos to. This is a perfect gift for grandparents or teachers. You choose your color scheme and leave with a finished book ready for photos. This class is kit-able.

metalbookWednesday 8:00-9:30pm:  Aluminum Tape Book Cover ($20):  Using aluminum duct tape you will create a collage of texture to cover a journal, address book or other book. Finish your piece off with alcohol inks for a colorful end product.

Come as you are, no metal working experience is required. Bring a book OR simply use one of our address books or composition books.

abwThursday 6:30-8pm:  Altered Books Workshop Bookclub($20):  “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.”

As we explore Bev Brazelton’s book “Altered Books Workshop” weekly, we will delve into techniques used in altered books.

Week One: Introduction, tools & materials, selecting a book, themes, general process (hand-out is available if you do not attend week one)

Class fee includes 1 book(first visit only), glue, paints, scissors, exacto knife, clamps, paint brushes and a selection of images.

You provide: Box cutter and your favorite images & embellishments


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