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Week of February 9

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This week in the studio we have several workshops happening:

Feb 10th (Tuesday at 6:30) is Metal Effects:  Do you love the look of the embossed metal projects we’ve been working on?  Come in and Make a Heart Sampler using 10 Seconds Studio Metal, tools and plates.  The fee is $15 for this 90 minute workshop.

Feb 10th (Tuesday at 8pm) Metal Clay:  Find out how ultra easy it is to make your own 99% Silver charms and pendants using Metal Clay (aka. PMC or Precious Metal Clay)  You will work from a 20g bag of clay that will yeild from 10-12 pieces of Silver (depending on size of course)  We will fire the pieces and have them ready for you by Thursday (just in time for Valentines Day!)  Your finished pieces can be turned into earrings, added to chain for a necklace or attached to charm bracelets.  Make something truly unique and personal.  The fee is $75 for a 90 minute session (this includes your Metal Clay and the Firing fee as well as instruction)

Feb 11th (Wednesday at 7pm) Alphabet Behind Glass: This collage is a substantial piece you can use as a wall hanging or as a tray.  Each tile is embellished with 3 letters of the alphabet.  Your complete project will include many techniques using the finest of art mediums and craft supplies.  The fee is $55 for the  3 hour workshop and includes all materials.

Feb 12th (Thursday at 6:30pm) Collage Unleashed:  Using painted papers as our collage fodder, you will create Traci Bautista style collage following techniques found in her book Collage Unleashed.  The fee is $25 for this 90 minute workshop and includes all materials and instruction.

Feb 15th (Sunday at 12:30pm)  Create Your Best Year:  Julie Valentine, Life Coach, 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.  The fee for this 2 hour workshop is $24 and includes all materials and instruction.

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!!

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.

collage Unleashed Book Club

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I was so inspired by having Traci Bautista in the studio last weekend it has inspired me to see if anyone was interested in joining a book club. I want to devote 6 weeks to going through Collage Unleashed. Starting in January….what day of the week? How about Thursday? I’m open to suggestions.

Here are some of the backgrounds I’ve been playing with since last weekend….I took some of the techniques and adapted them using a single color. I LOVE the dyed paper towel printing!

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I learned so much and am totally inspired. It has been a long time since something has resonated so strongly.