Thursday, June 25, 2015

Dina Wakley August 2015 Workshops

Dina Wakley
August 14-16

One of my favorite guest artists is Dina Wakley.  She has a very relaxed and encouraging style in her teaching that will warm your heart and leave you feeling artistic.  She became a Ranger Signature Designer last year and we love, love, love all her stamps, stencils and paints by Ranger.  Dina brings almost everything you need for class so you only need to bring a very few items.  Join us for one or all of these exciting classes.  You will be glad you did!

A Face in the Crowd
Friday, Aug 14
10:30 am to 6 pm

We live in a world of different faces.  this class is about celebrating those faces in the crowd, and recording them in an expressive and thoughtful way.  This class is not about making perfect or pretty faces, it's about making distinct faces.  Dina will show you her favorite ways to scribble and draw expressively.  You'll explore various art techniques and learn how to incorporate your drawings into mixed-media pieces to create unified, meaningful art.  You will practice in your journal and then make a large work of art to show off your skills!  There will be an hour and a half break for lunch.
SUPPLY LIST:  Ranger craft sheet, paint brushes, palette knife, scissors, pencil sharpener & your art journal (Dylusions journal recommended).

A Cut Above
Saturday, Aug 15
10 am to 1 pm

Ready to make art that's a cut above?  Come to this class where we'll explore cuts, folds and pockets as a way to add variety and interest to your artwork.  We'll work with stamps, stencils, and acrylics to make unique journal pages.  We'll focus on bold colors and images as well.
SUPPLY LIST:  Ranger craft sheet, paint brushes, palette knife, scissors, craft knife & cutting mat, pencil sharpener & your art journal (Dylusions journal recommended).

Watercoloring with Acrylic
Saturday, Aug 15
3 pm to 6 pm

Acrylic paint + a little bit of water = magic!  Join Dina as we add water to her acrylic paints to create wonderful art magic!  We'll make organic backgrounds and she will also show you how easy it is to paint in stamped images to get a watercolor look.  Easy Peasy!  We'll make gorgeous artful tags to highlight all of the techniques.
SUPPLY LIST:  Ranger craft sheet, paint brushes, palette knife, scissors, pencil sharpener & your art journal (Dylusions journal recommended).

Puddles and Pockets
Sunday, Aug 16
10 am to 1 pm

Join Dina for some creative journaling where we'll be making puddles and pockets.  She will show you one of her favorite new techniques she calls "ink throwing".  Ink and acrylic paint will combine to create unique and dynamic backgrounds that you will love!  We'll use her new rubber stamps sets and stencils to create layered tag with ink and paint.  We'll tuck these tags into pockets on the page.  Come and play with Dina's stamps and stencils and have lots of fun!
SUPPLY LIST:  Ranger craft sheet, paint brushes, palette knife, scissors, craft knife & cutting mat, & your art journal (Dylusions journal recommended).

ENROLLMENT is now open.  Enrollment is limited to 20 students in each class.  The store will be closed to the public during the classes in order to provide you with the best class experience possible.  You may enroll by email (, phone (405-509-6788) or by visiting the store.  Class fees are due at the time of enrollment. You may pay by cash, check, credit card (in store only) or Paypal.  
FULL WEEKEND DISCOUNT:  Enroll in all 4 classes - pay by July 10th - you will receive a $20 discount.

Cancellation policy:  Full refunds are available for cancellations received by Thursday, August 6.  If you are unable to attend your class(es) after that date, you may sell or gift your class(es) to a friend.  If we have a wait list (not guaranteed) and can fill your seat, we will gladly refund your class fees.

I am so excited to bring this opportunity to you.  Join us for all the fun. You will truly enjoy yourself no matter which class(es) you take!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Class Schedule

July 2015
Class Schedule

We've got a lovely line-up for you this month.  Take a look, then drop by or call to enroll & get ready to have some art therapy!

Butterflies Are Free Canvases
Thursday, July 2
10:30 am OR 6 pm

A beautiful trio of canvases which can be connected or hung separately.  Easy peasy.  Perfect for that skinny spot that needs something or as a gift for a friend.

Rose Pockets and Flaps Cards
Thursday, July 9
10:30 am OR 6 pm

A truly lovely set of cards made simple.  All of the thornless roses are cut from a beautiful BoBunny paper called the Juliet collection.  Special pockets and closures make this set of cards unique even in their simplicity.

Round in Circles Mini Book
by Kelley Walker
Saturday, July 11
10 am to 4 pm

The friend Lisa and I affectionately call "Gelli Kelley" returns to teach this wonderful bookbinding project.  Using the 4" or 6" round Gelli Art printing plate, you will create fun mono-printed papers to use to make the book of your dreams!  You will need your own round Gelli Plate, but Kelley provides the rest!

Travel Journal Binder
Sunday, July 12th
2 pm

Have travels?  Need journal?  Here is the class for you!  Let Lisa guide you through the creation of this "vintage" travel journal for all those travel pics and souveniers you collected on your latest journey.  Gotta love it!

Watercolor Blooms
Tuesday, July 14th
10:30 am OR 6 pm

More watercolor the Lisa way!  Lisa uses some beautiful new stamps from Impression Obsession to continue teaching you wonderful ways to watercolor using Distress pads and Tombow Markers.  Sweet dies from Hero Arts complete several of the cards.

Mono Printing on Cards
Thursday, July 23
10:30 am or 6 pm

Learn how to use the 3x5 Gelli Arts printing plate to create soft, visually pleasing, layered backgrounds for your cards.  You will also use some of the newest stamps from Penny Black.  Lisa will provide a Gelli plate and brayer for each table.  Gelli plates and brayers are available for purchase at the store if you wish to use your own for class.

Demo Day
Saturday, July 25
10 am to 4 pm
come and go

Demo Day is a week late this month.  Can't have Demo Day without Lisa and she is attending the wedding of her long lost niece in California on the regular weekend. It's a beautiful story and it just wouldn't be right if she had to miss it.  In any case, we will have just as much fun as ever and you can see and sign up for August classes.  We will have a wonderful Make-it-Take-it for you as well.

Fly Canvas
Thursday, July 30
10:30 am OR 6 pm

I get a lot of comments on this project which has been sitting in the display case (commonly known as "the front counter").  All of the supplies are still available so when we have enough requests, we throw it on the schedule.  If you have been drooling over admiring this canvas, now is the time to create this beauty.

Coming in August

Dina Wakley returns August 14-16 to teach 4 fabulous workshops.  I will have information posted here at the end of the week or first of next week.  Mark your calendar.  You will want to take advantage of this opportunity!

That's it for now....  Until next post..... Happy Creatin'!