Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Joanne Sharpe


June 12 & 13

Our good friend, Joanne Sharpe is coming back to teach 3 NEW classes.  That's right!  NEW classes.  Joanne recently taught these 3 new classes for the first time at Whim-so-doodle in St. Pete, FL to a sell out crowd.  I know there is a class here for you and if you are excited enough to take all three, there is an Earlybird discount of $15 when you sign up and pay by May 21st!  Without further ado, here is what Joanne will teach.....  Sample Boards ARE on display in the store.

9 AM TO 1 PM

Grow your lettering skills with this drawing and coloring workshop creating new, fun and funky hand drawn and painted letter forms and alphabets.  Joanne will teach you new methods, tips and techniques to design a full alphabet in class.  Take home sample handouts, knowledge and process ideas to inspire hundreds more!  We'll explore FIFTY alphabets and coloring techniques to create a finished inspirational art piece illustrating your favorite quote or verse.  Bring 2-3 of your favorite quotes to choose from for the project.  No drawing expertise required.  Joanne will give you the magic powers!

supplies needed:  Composition book (grid or ruled), glue stick, pencil, eraser, black permanent fine tip pens (Micron, Zig, or Pitt), colored pencils, waterbrush, watercolor pan sets, 4-5 acrylic paints in your favorite colors, white acrylic paint, 2-3 Dylusions paint, 9x12 Strathmore Bristol paper pad, round watercolor paintbrush (#2, 3 or 4).

3 PM TO 7 PM

Create your very own "sketchbook" masterpiece on fabric with colorful paints, dyes and doodle stitching with fibers.  Let loose making realistic, abstract or whimsical drawings of nature, landscapes and organic shapes with paint and dye on fabric.  The simple drawings of your own designs will be embellished with 6 basic embroidery stitches that add texture and dimension to this mixed media art piece.  Get into the "zen of threads" learning about the variety of decorative embroidery fibers while making a really special piece of art that combines several techniques.  Enjoy the stitching bliss in this totally relaxing art experience.  The finished piece can be transformed into a wall art piece, or sewn into a bag or pillow as a gorgeous focal image.  Joanne will have you in stitches in the art zone!

supplies needed:  Muslin fabric (1/2 yd prewashed natural color), assorted chenille needles set, 10-12 small skeins of DMC #8 or #5 perle cotton in your favorite colors, watercolor paint set and waterbrush, Dye-Na-Flow paints by Jacquard in magenta, turquoise and yellow, #8 round watercolor brush, 5" wood or plastic embroidery hoop for stitching, small embroidery scissors.  Instructor will provide some additional sample threads for student use.

9 AM TO 1 PM

Make mini art illustrations of your most inspiring quotes, words or scripture verses to tuck inside the pockets and compartments of your Project Life style pages.  Learn simple paint and collage techniques to create an entire album of little tiny art treasures.  This is the perfect art journaling process that will inspire, encourage and fill your creative appetite when you just have teeny bits of time to make art.  Explore and try "whimsical calligraphy", Joanne's italic calligraphy lettering with a playful twist and casual spin.  You'll leave class with at least 15 colorful art and lettering samples to fill your album pages.

supplies needed: Any size We R Memory Keepers album with 10 vinyl compartment pages (Project Life style), scissors, glue stick, Tombow markers and/or watercolor pan paints, waterbrush, Pilot parallel pen (orange cap - 2.4mm size) with black ink cartridges, several of your assorted tips and sizes of black permanent pens and markers, Signo white gel pen and a Strathmore Visual Journal - 90 lb watercolor (5x8 size).

ENROLLMENT INFORMATION:  Enrollment is NOW OPEN!  You may enroll by email (, phone (405-509-6788), or visit the store.  Class fees are due at the time of enrollment.  Phone and email enrollments will be billed via Paypal.  EARLYBIRD DISCOUNT:  If you enroll in all 3 classes and pay your class fees by May 21st, you will receive a $15 discount.  

SUPPLIES INFORMATION:  The supplies you need to bring to each class is listed above with the class descriptions.  Most supplies requested are or will be available at My Heart's Fancy.  I am currently trying to source some of the supplies to be "kitted" for the Sketch, Paint & Doodle Stitch class.  If I am able to do so, the price and supplies included in these kits will be available by May 15th.  If you are interested in the kit, please let me know when you enroll so I can get that information to you as soon as it is available.

I know these classes are gonna make your day.  Joanne's creative energy is positively inspiring and you will go home feeling energized.  Join us for this fabulous experience!

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