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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!

January & February Book Clubs (yes, two of them)

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I’m excited to start our new format for the  Tuesday and Thursday 6:30-8pm time slot.
Book Club!  We’ll be doing more than just reading these inspirational art filled books.  We’ll be practicing the techniques we find on the pages.

Tuesday night will focus on the book:  Metal Effects by Cheryl Darrow

Metal EffectsLearn to work with art metal (40 gauge aluminum or copper)  using tools and texture plates.

Make extraordinary pieces for decorating your life.  Metal is easy to work with yielding beautiful results with a minimal amount of effort.  Weekly we will practice different techniques from the book and look forward to a visit from Cheryl herself at the end of January.  Cheryl is teaching here in our studio on Friday, January 30 and Saturday, January 31 2009.  She will offer 3 classes 2 times each over these two days.  It will be the special privilege of book club members to spend some private time with Cheryl during her stay.

Each book club session will be $15 and includes metal for a make-and-take project.  Click here to register for any or all of the sessions.

Thursday night will focus on the book:  Collage Unleashed by Traci Bautista

collageunleashed1Having Traci here in the studio in November inspired this whole book club thing into existance.  The book Collage Unleashed is full of techniques that have added  new dimension to my personal art.  I know those who attended Traci’s workshops feel the same.  There is something so freeing in her style.  We, as a group, will continue to explore and experiment with the techniques she shares in her book.  There is also an online yahoo group already set up for people who love the style   http://groups.yahoo.com/group/collageUNLEASHED/

Each session will be $15 with an optional supplies fee of $10 (bring your own paper and paints to have the supplies fee waived)  Click here to register for any or all of the January and February sessions.

Register now, space is limited to 10  memebers in each club.

Building a Crafty Community

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Our mission here is to build a community of like-minded creatives.

If you see the potential in the things we have collected here, if it inspires a spark inside of you…we want you to join our community. You need to be here, we need you here, the creative community will be better with your active participation.

How do we go about this? That is where YOU come in. We can do all the legwork imaginable but the community isn’t about us, it is about YOU. We listen when you tell us what is inspiring to you, we ask who you follow, we encourage “outside-the-box” thinking (relish it even!) Following those cues we have scheduled outside instructors, artists and authors to come, teach and inspire.

The growth of our community through inspiring instruction is an exciting thing.

Here is the list for the next several months:

Lisa Super: December 14th 10am Visit her blog Lisa is a Prima Design Team member and an accomplished instructor with a vintage flair. Click here to register for her Altered Book workshop

Marah Johnson: January 16 & 17 Visit her blog Marah is a designer for Creative Imaginations Her flair is incredible. She manages to take normal plain products and take them to the next level with hardward, bling and more. Registration is coming soon for her workshops in January but keep the dates open!

Cheryl Darrow: January 30 & 31 Visit her blog Cheryl owns Ten Seconds Studio and is the most amazing creative genius with metal and MUCH MORE. She has written a book (metal effects) and has a dvd out (a to z metal works) Those of you who came to her workshops earlier this year will remember what a blast she is as a teacher. We have all the tools, the book and dvd in the studio for you to use.

Carol Wingert: February 27 & 28 Visit her blog Carol is a designer, teacher and co-author of: Artful Memories: Create One-of-a-Kind Scrapbook Pages, Memory Book and Framed Art

Lisa Pavelka: April 4 & 5 Visit this link and learn a little more about Lisa, her passion is Polymer Clay and she makes it so easy to play and create amazing things. She is an incredible instructor and much fun to be around. She has also published a fantastic DVD Clayin Around (that we have in the studio!)

Teesha Moore: May 16 & 17 Visit her blog. Teesha is an amazing artist with a process that is inspiring. I personally find her work a visual feast. I cherish the zines I own and follow her blog regularly. She will be here with her husband Tracy to lead us in a weekend of Art Journaling.

Melodee Langworthy may also return. We’re hoping for April…Stay tuned for more details.