Class Calendar

Monday, April 30, 2012

Back by popular demand!  Join Arley this Saturday for a repeat of an amazing class he taught in April.

This is a 2-day class, stretched over one week (to give you time to collect all your items).  You will make this 8" x 12" Apothecary Shadow box to hold potions, vials, diagrams, ornaments, bones, photos & amulets for the witch in you.

1st class Arley will lead you in painting & decorating the shadow box.

2nd class Arley will show you how to add all the extras that go inside.

Supplies needed - please bring (1st class):
Acrylic paints
Paint brushes
Water cup 
Glue (for paper)
Plus, if you have them: an assortment of "Distress Inks", a blending tool, a few halloween stamps, and gel medium, --if you don't want to share in class.

(The box is designed to hang on the wall.  If you want it to stand, you might want to bring some "legs" - wooden beads or TH's metal foundation feet)

Class Kit (provided by Arley) includes:
wooden shadow box, decorative papers, textured paper & gauze, gel medium, 6 glass bottles, skulls, potion labels, hang tags, witch & vintage medical ephemera, various "ingredients", & assorted knick-knacks to add to the box. 

Visit Arley's blog to see more pictures of this project and his other fabulous works!

May 5th and May 12th (2 Saturdays, a week apart) - 1:00pm to 4:00pm (class fee is $50 and covers both days)

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Join Shay Saturday afternoon and create 2 wonderful Hero Arts cards with tons of vintage appeal.  Lots of embossing and distressing makes these cards special and the addition of lovely embellishments are the perfect finishing touches.  You'll even learn a trick or two from the Tim Holtz playbook!  Plus, it's the perfect way to relax on a Saturday afternoon.  

Add the following items to your kit, if you have them on hand:  glossy accents, Tim Holtz distress tool, foam tape / dimensional pop dots, and distress inks in Black Soot and Vintage Photo.

April 28th, Saturday:  1:00pm - 3:00pm (class fee $25.00)  

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Class: Copic Handbook Skin and Hair with Cheryl Valadez

Join me Saturday afternoon and bring your Copics!  We'll be coloring up a storm, focusing on skin and hair techniques and color combos.  This will be the first of a series of classes I'll develop around a number of frequently asked Copic coloring questions.  We'll start by talking about the challenges of coloring skin and hair, then we'll move to practicing on stamped images I'll provide you.  We'll round out the class by completing 2 pages you can add to a 3-ring binder (not included) and use for future reference that will include traditional skin and hair combos, as well as "exotic" combos suitable for mermaids, fairies, vampires, zombies, etc.

Future Copic classes will feature:  Creating the illusion of Black and White,  Fun with Textures, and Coloring Flowers and Nature Elements.

April 21st, Saturday:  1:00pm - 4:00pm (class fee $25.00)

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Class: Hero Arts Flower Power with Kathy Rosecrans

Join Kathy Saturday morning and create a trio of sunny flower cards featuring images by Hero Arts.  Nobody does flowers like Hero Arts does flowers!  AND...nobody showcases Hero Arts like Kathy does!  Lots of beautiful details with just a dash of whimsy makes these cards perfect for any occasion.  You'll see Kathy's signature stitching on at least one of the cards and that type of delicate detail is what makes her cards so special.  Get in the mood for warmer weather and spend a lovely morning relaxing and creating with Kathy. 

April 21st, Saturday:  10:00am - 12:00pm (class fee $25.00) 

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Class: Paris in the Springtime with Shay Silva

Join Shay this Saturday afternoon and create two elegant, Paris-themed cards that beautifully demonstrate the versatility of one stamp.  A favorite feature in the Stampington publications called With One Stamp or A Different Point of View, looks at how many different ways an image can be used to make a number of cards that may or may not have common themes.  Shay goes one better by showing you how to do this in person.  Each card is exquisite, but showcases different embellishments and techniques to give it very different finishes.  Paris is always a favorite card making subject for any occasion and these cards will prove to be a lovely gift for a special recipient. 

Add the following items to your kit, if you have them:  foam tape or dimensional pop dots, Distress Ink in Black Soot, Glossy Accents, various Copic markers to color the flowers, and Fabri-Tac Glue.  

April 14th, Saturday:  1:00pm - 4:00pm (class fee $25.00)    

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Class: Flower Workshop with Kathy Rosecrans

Prepare for Spring by joining Kathy Saturday morning and she'll show you how to create a number of handmade flowers perfect for adorning cards, layouts, packages, gift bags, clothing, brooches, and headbands...the list is endless.  We shell out lots of cash for those pretty flower embellishments sold in the big box craft stores, but these can be fashioned from almost any type of material and are far more beautiful than anything picked up off a store shelf.  Plus, they're handmade and you just can't beat that.  How about filling a decorated box with these little beauties and giving them to your favorite crafter as a gift?  Whatever you use them for, you don't want to miss this class! 

Bring your favorite brads or gems for interesting flower centers and if you have any fun material laying about your craft room, bring it along and transform it into a stunning embellishment.  Also, be sure to add a small bottle of FabriTac to your class kit.  

Kathy taught this class previously and it was wildly popular.  She's repeating it due to popular demand, so it will fill up quickly.  Call the shop today and add your name to the list!

April 14th, Saturday-  10:00am - 12:00pm (class fee $25.00)