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New July Classes

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I’ve added a few twists on some techniques we’ve taught before and some outright new classes to the July lineup.  This is just a sampling of the classes offered….

Check these out…

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I call this class “Transfer Tiles”  Taking an image you transfer onto a 4×4 tile using caulking as your transfer medium, you then cover the tile with epoxy resin. Click here to register for class.

Next…

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This is a hand embossed piece using the Ten Seconds Studio tools and texture plates.  You can turn your piece into a book cover, cover a cigar box or use it as a stand alone piece of art.  Click here to register.

And…a new take on an old technique

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This class is titled:  Soldering 101 and Beyond.  If you have experience with a soldering tool then take it to the next level by working with different materials as you tape up game tiles, sea glass, buttons and more.  Make your own charms for a bracelet or chunky pieces for artful jewelry.  Click here to register

The Metal Sampler class has a new look…

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Working on copper and using embossing plates and the die cut machine you will crank this piece of art out (literally)  Using a solution you will add an instant patina to the copper.  Click here to register.

Making a re-apperance…

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The altered art apron…What fun we have with an old pair of overalls.  Make your own art apron..Click here to register.

When Lisa Guerin was here in June we were totally inspired by her art!  We’ve taken her butterfly pendants and added our saucy pinup girls to larger than life book plates to make these…

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click here to register.

One of the questions I get all the time about previous book club sessions…”Are you teaching that again?”

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so here are some of the favorite techniques from the Artist Trading Card workshop and Paper Transformed…this photo shows just a sampling…we’ll have lots more to show you…Click here to register.

And, there is more to come…..I’ve got more work to do to get some samples for pictures…stay tuned…

And a sincere thank you for supporting A Work of Heart Studio.  It means the world to me that you continue to come in and take classes.  That is how I pay my overhead.  I know Christina appreciates your store purchases as that is what pays her overhead for Scrap Lovers.  We both appreciate your continued support that helps us keep our respective doors open.

Have a great week!!

February and LOVE is in the air

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It has been entirely too long since I’ve posted.  Things have been busy around here..The craft fair was exciting.  I loved seeing so many unique handcrafted items!  I’m thrilled to be able to offer an even wider variety of classes in the coming months.  We’ll have jewelry classes as well as assemblage art.  Stay tuned!

This week though here is the scoop:

Kit of the week (available until February 12) is a L-O-V-E Word book/card

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For $5 you will get two (2) cards with envelopes in alternating patterns.  There are several patterns available to choose from.  Reserve yours today by calling 408.266.1006 or emailing andrea@aworkofheart.com

Next, Classes this week are hoppin’

6:30pm Tuesday Night – Metal Effects Bookclub continues.  Did you know that you don’t have to attend any prior bookclub sessions to join us?  That is right, you can come to one or multiple sessions.  If you are interested, sign up.  Learn to work with art metal and make fabulous things like this:metalart

8pm Tuesday night continues with Beeswax Collage on Acrylic:  You can use beeswax as your adhesive for a beautiful effect on the backside of Acrylic.  The finished product is amazing.  Sign up and make a piece to use as a book cover or wall hanging or make 2 drink coasters.  Here is a sample that one of our talented guests made:img_0931

7pm Wednesday you can find out just how simple it is to make a 10 page scrapbook ready for photos with only 4 sheets of cardstock!  Sign up for the 6×6 Scrapbook and you will not want to stop with making just one…(extra kits are available!)  Here is a photo of one I whipped up in a heartbeat:6x6

6:30pm Thursday continues our Collage Unleashed bookclub.  Again, you do not have to attend previous classes to get a lot out of these sessions, BUT if you want to start at the beginning, we are going to offer this book again in March on Tuesday nights.  This week though we will be working on Total Fusion Collage, taking mix and match papers and materials to create beautiful collage pages.  Sign up soon, this evening has been filling up fast!  Here is Tracy Bautista’s book that we’re basing our exercises on each week:collageunleashed

3:30pm on Friday is a Mom & Me Valentine making session:  Come in and you will each make at least 4 different valentines.  Sign up soon because space is limited.

Our week finishes up with two talented guest artists!

10am Saturday – Lisa Super in creating a vintage Valentines Day wall hanging. We’ll be altering a copy of the cover of an old childrens book with distress and paint techniques. The project will hang from vintage satin plum colored ribbon. We’ll adorn the piece with buttons, pins, glitter and blooms.  Click here to sign up Here is a photo of her project:heart

And finally 12:30pm on Sunday the inspiring Julie Valentine will enable you to Create Your Best Year.  This is part one of a 3 part series you won’t want to miss.  Sign up for these sessions and enjoy the results of making your dreams come true.  Here is a sample vision board Julie shows on her website:collage

There are plenty of activities going on…hope to see YOU soon!!

Cheryl is coming…

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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

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Wings on my Heart at 2pm

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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!

Did you know you could…

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Learn to:

  • Solder around a glass slide to make a pendant or ornament
  • Collage using nothing but beeswax as the adhesive
  • Turn an old book into a piece of art
  • Add a little paint and texture to papers and bind them into an artist journal
  • Mix Paper, fabric, beads on canvas to make a mixed media collage
  • cover pre-made containers, frames, mirrors and more with pretty papers, ink, embossing powders, glitter and more to make them spectacular
  • Make your own book cover out of metal
  • Trade Artist Cards with others…gathering a collection of art to display and/or inspire
  • Make 99% pure silver jewelry
  • Fold one sheet of paper into a miniature booklet
  • Cut materials like metal, acrylic, cardboard, fabric, tissue, paper and more in over 200 shapes, book pages, alphabets etc…
  • Upcycle something ordinary into something extraordinary
  • Make jewelry and decorate anything solid (and heat resistant) with polymer clay
  • Cover gigantic paper mache letters with patterned papers and paint to spell out anything you want to say

These are JUST A FEW of the things you can do here in our studio.  We provide ALL the tools you need and have the materials too!  Come and be inspired to be creative.