Class Calendar

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Hero Arts Release Party for the 2013 Catalog!

Stop by China Phoenix 2
Saturday, December 22nd
Enjoy free Make and Takes,
light refreshments
and lots of new products 
from Hero Arts!
Peruse the new 2013 Catalog!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Class: Eclectic Christmas with Kathy Rosecrans

Kathy taught this incredible class last Saturday morning and has generously agreed to teach it again this Tuesday.  These cards are the epitome of yuletide eclectic and absolutely sparkle with personality.  A bit of vintage, a pinch of shabby chic, and a dash of whimsy make them special.  We are always in need of a few last minute Christmas cards for the surprise houseguests and the folks we inadvertently leave off the holiday card list.  Join Kathy to create these cards and you'll definitely be prepared for any surprises that Jolly Old Elf might have up his fur-trimmed sleeve :D

Since this class is just around the corner (as in tomorrow), please contact Kathy directly at or call her at (505)410-3810 if you would like to be added to the roster!

December 18th, Tuesday:  2:00pm - 4:00ish (class fee $25.00)

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Class: Tim Holtz Inspired Christmas Cards with Cheryl Valadez

Join me Saturday afternoon and get a little messy with some Tim Holtz inks and dies.  You'll create 2 holiday cards perfect for the gift giving season.  Both feature handmade backgrounds and LOTS of embellishments that make them special.  

Add these items to your class kit if you have them on hand:  Vintage Photo or Gathered Twigs Distress Ink Pad, Sponge Applicator, tweezers, and a stylus.

December 15th, Saturday:  1:00pm - 4:00pm (class fee $25.00)

Monday, December 10, 2012

Class: Book Pendant with Arley Berryhill

Join Arley Friday and create a gorgeous pendant for the bibliophile in your life.  A soft leather cover delicately envelopes "aged" pages and a bit of exquisite hardware and vintage ephemera adds to the mystery of whats inside.  The chain necklace is NOT part of the class, but if you want to stay after class, Arley will help you make a necklace.  If you want to make the necklace, bring a chain (20" - 36" long), jump rings, eye pins, fastener, beads, and round nose jewelry pliers.

Here are more details from Arley:  

MINI-BOOK PENDANT* by Arley Berryhill
Dec 14th 11am to 4pm
Cost: $35
Supplies (please bring):
Bone Folder
Ruler (18” is best, but 12” is okay)
Sand Paper (light grade)
Large Needle (to stitch paper & leather)
White Glue
Glue Brush
Paint Brushes
Water Cup
Gloss Gel Medium
Black Acrylic paint
Super Glue
Sm Needle-Nose/Jewelry Pliers

Optional Supplies (Bring if you have them)
Metallic Felt Pen
T.H. Distress Ink Stain dauber (to stain edge of papers - any dark color, like “walnut”)
Metallic (gold, bronze, copper) Ink Pads
Rub-On Wax Paste in metallic colors
Small Stamps (1/2” to 2”) to decorate cover
Binder Clip/Clothes Pin
Other Metal/Decorative pieces for Cover

Class Kit will include:
Leather Cover
Metal Filigree pieces & Pen Nib
Small Chain closure
Lg Jump Rings
Lg Pendant Beads

Note:The chain necklace is not part of the class. If you want to stay after class, Arley will help you make a necklace. Bring: Chain (20” - 36” long), Jump Rings, Eye Pins, Fastener, Beads, & Round-Nose jewelry pliers.

*This book pendant is inspired by the work of Luthien Thye
Have Fun!

December 14th, Friday:  11:00am - 4:00pm (class fee $35.00)

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Class: Jewelry Extravaganza w/ Anne Engelhardt (repeat)

Back by popular demand!  Anne Engelhardt will be repeating her amazing Craft Fantastic Jewelry Extravaganza class she taught a few weeks ago, so if you weren't able to attend, now's the time to take advantage.  You'll make everything in the photos above, with the flexibility to choose your images and customize your pieces for the recipients you have in mind  This is a terrific way to create stocking stuffers, hostess gifts, teacher gifts, etc.  You really can't afford to miss this class!

December 8th, Saturday:  10:00am - 1:00pm (class fee $28.00)