Coming up in the studio – March 30 through April 5

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As usual, we’ve got a lot going on for YOU to participate in.  Consider this your personal invitation…we truly appreciate your support and look forward to spending creative time with you here at A Work of Heart.

paperbowlMonday March 30 – Paper Bowl (6:30-7:30p) $15 – Turning magazine pages into a pretty piece of art hold jewelry, trinkets, candy or nothing at all.  This concludes our Monday night craft series focusing on “going green.”  Join us as we turn trash to treasure.

atcbook1Tuesday, March 31 – Artist Trading Cards Workshop (6:30-8p) $20 – Working out of Bernie Berlin’s book we are focusing on techniques appropriate for many forms of mixed-media art.  The techniques will be featured on Artist Trading Cards measuring 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″.  This week we cover: Image Transfer, Emboss Resist, Embossing Scraps

metalstampTuesday March 31 – Stamping & Embossing on Art Metal (8-9:30p) $20 – Learn to take a stamp and ink, imprint the image onto a piece of 36 gauge copper art metal and hand emboss and puff the image.  You will back fill the image for durability and mount it on book board.  Your final project will be suitable for framing or using as a book cover.

6x61Wednesday, April 1 – 6×6 Mini Scrapbook (6:30-8p) $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.

metalbook1Wednesday, April 1 – Metal Tape Book (8-9:30p) $20 – Using aluminum tape we will create a textured tape collage on the front of a journal or chipboard book cover.  You will then use alcohol inks to add color that will shimmer.

abw1Thursday April 2 – Altered Books Workshop (6:30-8p) $20 – Using Bev Brazelton’s book as our guideline we practice techniques used in altered books.  This week we are glazing and adding texture to pages.  Included in your first session is a book for you to alter.

texturebackgroundsThursday April 2 – Textures in Backgrounds (8-9:30p) $20 – Using Glaze, UTEE, Gesso, Gel Medium, Paper Paste, Tissue and more we will create textured backgrounds.  These backgrounds are a suitable starting point for your mixed media collage.  The techniques you learn can be translated to many other projects.

Sunday April 5 – Open Studio (12-5p) $20 – Join us for open studio time.  You have full access to our tools and most supplies.  Use this time to complete projects or practice techniques.  Spend time with friends being creative.  Register early since we limit attendance for everyone to have plenty of room to spread out.

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