Monday, June 22, 2020

It's time for classes!

July 2020 Classes

Get ready to have some fun!

We are slowly getting back to a normal rythym again.  We are still limiting class size to 6 and it seems to be working well.  There is a nice energy in the room and there is plenty of room for us to keep that safe distance recommendation.  I hope you'll join us when you feel comfortable enough.  

Demo Day has become Preview Day.  We don't feel it is appropriate to have a hands on Make 'n Take yet (that day will come!) so we tried a new approach last Saturday.  We offered a Make 'n Take Kit to Go.  Everything was ready for coloring and assembly.  I wasn't sure how many to make but we handed out all 28 of the kits I prepared!  Yay!  

I did color it later as I hadn't quite figured out what I wanted to use.  As I was taking the pics for the class schedule it occured to me that the Stabilo Woody Pencils would be perfect.  I simply took a wet brush directly to the pencil as it is a watersoluable "crayon" of sorts and voila'....quick and easy!  We used the beautiful "Happy Butterflies" stamp set.  I have 2 sets left and if you purchase one I'll print out the directions for you..

Lisa's July class schedule is filled with a good balance of card and mixed media classes.  There is something here for everyone.  

Summer Flowers
Thursday, July 9 - 10:30 am OR 6 pm
Friday, July 10 - 10:30 am

Learn a variety of new techniques while creating these beautiful floral cards. Stamps and dies from Penny Black and Catherine Pooler are used along with some of the new Tim Holtz embossing glaze and Scribble Sticks.  These cards will be perfect for any occasion.

Botanical Creations
Thursday, July 16 - 10:30 am OR 6 pm
Friday, July 17 - 10:30 am

You'll make these 6 wonderful cards using collage techniques.  Layer papers from BoBunny's "Botanical Journal" collection and finish them off with stamps and stamped die cuts to make these all occasion cards.

Preview Day
Saturday, July 18th
10 am to 4 pm
Come and Go
FREE Make 'n Take Kit to Go

Come preview the new classes for August.  No need to make an appointment - just come when it is convenient for you.  You can grab a Make 'n Take "Kit to Go" which is ready for you to assemble when you get home. We'll have all the supplies available for you to make more if you like it!   Due to the current CDC guidelines we ask that you wear a mask and limit your visit to 30 minutes as 8 customers is currently the limit for the size of the shop.  Please be patient if we are full and considerate if you are shopping.  It worked well for the June Preview Day because, well, you are just that.... kind, considerate and patient!

Man Tag Techniques
Thursday, July 23 - 10:30 am OR 6 pm
Friday, July 24 - 10:30 am

It's been a while since we've done any good vintage grunge and with lots of new mixed media embossing powders and the Distress Oxide ink pads and sprays - Well.... it's just time to jump in and learn some new techniques.  You'll make 4 grungy tags perfect to add to a large 5x7 greeting card when you need a "man card" or to throw in an art journal composition.  Get ready to have some fun!

Gel Print Play Day
Saturday, July 25
10:00 am OR 2:00 pm

Have you wanted to learn how to mono print using the new Gel Plate techniques?  This is your chance!  Bring your gel plate if you have one or we'll loan you one of ours.  You'll have plenty of stencils, paper and paint to use.  Be prepared to have loads of fun as you experiment to your heart's content.

Mini File Folder Book
Thursday, July 30 - 10:30 am OR 6 pm

This class was originally scheduled before the quarantine started and we have just now been able to get it back on the line up.  This tri-fold folder is filled with mixed media fun and loads of interesting pockets as well as a tiny notepad inside.  If you signed up for the original class, you have a spot in this class.  Let us know which class you want to attend asap!

additional class details - please read carefully

Class Fees:  Class fees are due at the time of enrollment.  Lisa takes cash, checks and sends PayPal invoices.  If you are in the store when she is here, she can take credit cards.  Payment of class fees guarantees your enrollment in class.  "Reservations" are not guaranteed until class fees are paid.  If class reaches capacity, "reservations" will be placed on the wait list immediately and can only be added back if there is a cancellation.

Class Kit:  You are required to bring a kit of basic paper crafting supplies.  Your kit should include (but is not limited to) such things as a black ink pad, embossing ink pad, your favorite paper glue, favorite adhesive (tape runner or double sided tape), scissors, sponges or daubers for edging, pencil and bone folder.  Please feel free to add any other suppies you feel you need for paper crafter All products needed for your basic kit can be purchased at the store.

Hope you join us for one of these great classes and remember to.....

"Let the Art Out of Your Heart and Create Every Day!"