Class Calendar

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Class: Make a Scene with Your Copics w/ Cheryl Valadez

Join me Saturday afternoon and we'll stretch our Copics by using them to "create a scene" around simple images.  The Penny Black kitty by himself looks adrift in a sea of white, but with a few simple techniques we'll add ground, grass, sky and even a halo effect to make him pop.  We'll go on to add him to a card, so you can take home a finished project.

In addition, we'll play with other images to practice these techniques and more, including a creative "dotty" background and an even simpler cloud background.

Please remember to bring your Copics, but be sure to have your name on them so that the ones you bring are the same ones that make it home with you.  Colors we'll be using for the Penny Black card are-  kitty C5, C3, C1,C0, R20, R000 sky B0000, B000, B41, C1, C00 grass G94, G24, G21, G20 ground E57, E37, E31, E50 balloon R29, R24, R22, R20 halo B01, B000, B0000 and the Colorless Blender.  However, we'll be coloring other images for practice, so bring your favorite skin tones (mine are E11, E00, E000, R20) some good hair color combos, and your favorite colors for clothing.  

July 30th, Saturday:  1:00pm - 4:00pm (class fee is $25.00)       

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Class: Flower Fairies with Sue LaMeer

Flowers and fairies, an enchanting combination.  Spend Saturday afternoon with Sue creating these delightful all occasion cards featuring the bold flower images by Stampendous and the delicate fairy designs from Hampton Arts (for Graphic 45).  A sprinkling of vibrant Copic color brings the images to life and sets the stage for a number of sentiments you can add inside as the occasion arises.  A few carefully placed embellishments provides the perfect finishing touches.

July 23rd, Saturday:  1:00pm - 4:00pm (class fee is $25.00)

Wednesday, July 13, 2011 update of the latest and greatest!

Lots of classes taking place this week!  Please scroll down to see pictures and find details regarding 3 fabulous class events happening in the shop.  We hope you will join us for one or more of these amazing workshops and a few hours of relaxation and creation.  A perfect way to unwind from the daily stresses that tend to complicate our lives.  Remember...Art saves!  

Class: The Oz Tag Book with Brenda Shetman

Join Brenda Saturday afternoon and create one of her wildly popular tag books.  Inspired by the new Graphic 45 World of Oz papers, Brenda has created a delightful book that will be as much fun to fill with memories as it is to create.  This book is brimming with tags and pockets waiting to be combined with your photos, journaling, and ephemera.  Perfect to keep for your own personal use or perfect to give to that special someone celebrating a birthday, a new addition to the family, or a myriad of other joyful events.  

July 16th, Saturday:  1:00pm - 5:00pm (class fee is $35.00)  

Class: Banner Day with Annie Onderdonk

Join Annie Saturday morning and turn an everyday household item into something special.  She'll show you how to transform a very humble yardstick into a Celebration of Summer with the addition of ribbons, rosettes, and colorful graphic images.  Adorn a wall, a windowsill, a doorway, even a headboard...perfect for any space that might benefit from an injection of pure, blissful color, the choice is yours.  This project also lends itself very well to other seasons.  Perhaps Annie can be convinced to recreate this class as an ode to Halloween, Christmas or any other holiday that could use a little cheer.

July 16th, Saturday:  10:00am - 12:00pm (class fee is $30.00)     

Class: Collages of Oz with Caroline Lawson

Join Caroline Friday afternoon and create 3 captivating collage cards inspired by new paper lines from Graphic 45.  Caroline will show you how to create magical vignettes by layering imagery and adding beautiful design elements.  You know the story well and probably grew up with these characters as staples on your bookshelf, give them life once more by retelling their tale in these whimsical paper creations.  Be sure to add a sharp pair of detail scissors to your regular class kit.

July 15th, Friday:  1:00pm - 4:00pm (class fee is $25.00)

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Class: Bombshell Mermaids with Cheryl Valadez

Join me Saturday afternoon for more mermaid fun!  This time we'll be using the tattoo inspired imagery of Bombshell Stamps.  These designs have a vintage appeal and harken back to a time when sailors used to adorn themselves with colorful wiggling mermaids on their biceps and forearms.  For our modern day paper versions, I've paired them with Copic markers and simple embellishments to create brightly colored interpretations of our favorite sea dwelling sirens.  

Copics used:  Top Card - B0000, B000, C1, C00, E43, 42, 41, E37, 31, 30, E50, G28, 24, 21, R89, 39, 37, E11, E00, E000, R20  Bottom Card - R39, 29, 22, G28, 24, 21, C5, 3, 1, BG78, 72, E11, E00, E000, R20, E11, Y21, Y00

These are the major colors used.  There may be some additional yellows and oranges, but I will have my Copics in class.  Please be sure that your Copics are marked, so that they safely make it home with you ;D

July 9th, Saturday:  1:00pm - 4:00pm (class fee $25.00)

Friday, July 1, 2011

Happy Fourth of July!

Nancy and China Phoenix 2, 
would like to wish 
you and yours 
a very happy and safe 
Fourth of July holiday!  

We will be closed 
Saturday, July 2nd, 
but do stop in on Tuesday
 and say "hello"!