Class Calendar

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Class: The Book Reconstructed with Juliana Coles

The Book Reconstructed: Juliana Coles:
July 27: 2-5PM

Your creativity will soar in this fun and fast paced book making workshop created by Juliana Coles! Book Reconstruction will begin with the removal of the pages or guts of a found book. We then rebuild her from recycled remnants and scraps to create a unique artist book, not merely altered, but fully reconstructed. Each page will be created from scraps of paper taped, stitched, and stapled together in a collaboration that allows us to give up perfection in favor of play and experimentation! Participants receive a free workbook with full instructions on the Reconstruction Process.

Workshop Supplies:
You will need: A hardbound found book (or 2 or 3!) to create your Reconstruction Journal. Choose one that appeals to you- any size larger than 6“ x 9” and any thickness not less than ¾ and not thicker than 2”. Altering a book will be more fun for this process but any book will do! You can use an old or new book, one you found at a library sale or thrift store, or you can also use a blank journal or sketchbook – but no spiral bound please!

Mixed Media Materials: 
Feel free to bring a few of your favorite supplies or your mini traveling mixed media tool kit, though we may not have time for them!
You will definitely need:
Gluesticks (1-2 good quality big ones - don‘t bother with the little ones)
Scissors (also fancy edged scissors and hole punches if you have them)
Self healing cutting board
12 inch metal cork backed ruler
utility knife or exacto
a pen or pencil for measuring
At least 2 different kinds of tape such as clear, masking tape, or washi tape in different
colors/thicknesses (if you don’t have any tape don’t worry- I’ll be bringing my amazing
tape collection for you to experiment with!)
Alternative attachment methods such as; stapler, wire, doll needles and thread, brads, etc.
And things can get messy so please bring an apron!

Each student will be required to bring an “Alchemy Bag.” 
A plastic grocery bag or smaller will do. Some suggestions are random collage items, paper, stickers from when you were 14, artist tools and supplies you no longer use or never liked, ribbon, torn up pieces of your artwork that didn’t work out (no recognizable artwork, please) old postcards, books to cut up, magazines, office supplies, sticks, you get the picture-sort of an ephemera grab bag. We will be using these Alchemy Bags as part of our mixed media paper making assignment! What, and how much to bring, is up to you. Don’t worry about trying to include nice things- we’re looking more for garbage items. We all ready have our own nice supplies-we want your cast offs to really make us think!

Email Juliana Coles with any questions or concerns:

Class: Stepped Card with Caroline Lawson

Join Caroline Saturday morning for an adventure in paper engineering.  You'll create this amazing stepped card perfect for year-round display.  The colors and images evoke the feel of Summer.  

July 27th, Saurday:  10:00am - 1:00pm (call to reserve your spot and to get additional details)

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Birthday Happenings at CP2!

There is LOTS of celebrating 
this week!
Join us all week long
for special classes, a potluck, 
and a make-n-take!  
You won't want to miss 
a thing!

Scroll all the way down to the birthday announcement and work your way back up the posts to catch EVERY detail!

Class: Metal Works with Kathi Anderson

This class will be making a mounted pewter piece beginning with a stencil. You will learn to use the metal working tools and mounting techniques. You will leave this class with a mounted metal piece to decorate your home.

You will need the Mercart basic tool kit (available at CP2) and your class kit.
Registration, including payment, for Kathi's Friday and Saturday classes must be in by July 5th

Metal Works with DreamWeaver and Mercart Pewter
July 21st, Sunday: 1:00pm-5:00pm (class fee $40.00)

A make-n-take with Craft Fantastic!

The fun continues with a fabulous make-n-take with our friends from Craft Fantastic!  Jenny will be here from 1-3pm to show us how easy it is to create something beautiful and unique in a matter of minutes.  You won't want to miss it!  

July 20th, Saturday:  1:00pm - 3:00pm (FREE!!!!!)

Monday, July 15, 2013

Birthday Potluck!

1PM Saturday, July 20: PotLuck Luncheon
Whip up that special prize winning dish that's been handed down for generations in your family and share it at our potluck.  Our Potlucks are always so much fun.  No time to cook?  No problem!  Come for a good time whether you bring a dish or not!

Class: DeamWeaver Portfolio with Kathi Anderson

You will use and keep one stencil. You will make four cards of one design and a portfolio with the same design to store them. This makes a lovely, thoughtful gift. You'll need your class kit and a permanent glue stick (Kathi recommends the 3M glue stick.)

DreamWeaver Portfolio
July 20th, Saturday: 9:00am-12:00pm (class fee $40.00)

Class: 3 Techniques with 1 Stencil with Kathi Anderson

Kathi kicks off her series of classes with a trio of elegant stenciled cards.  Each student will use and keep one stencil. The techniques will be 1) paste 2) distress embossing powders 3) dry embossing and inks. Bring your class kit and the adhesive of your choice.

Three Techniques with One Stencil
July 19th, Friday:  1:00pm - 4:00pm (class fee $30.00)

It's a party and you're invited!!!

Do you know the significance of July 15, 1998?
If you guessed that it was the "birth” of China Phoenix 2, you are spot on! That makes this our 15th Anniversary. We will be celebrating Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, the 19th, 20th, and 21st. The celebration will include three special classes (taught by a very special teacher), a potluck luncheon, and a Make and Take. The three classes are all using DreamWeaver Stencils. You've probably already guessed that the special guest teacher is Kathi Anderson! Kathi is coming back to Albuquerque for a fast weekend of classes. We hope she'll bring some of the Missouri rain with her! She has recently been awarded Certification by DreamWeaver after completing their classes. She was excellent with stencils before, but now has a paper to prove it! And she's learned and will share the newest techniques.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Class: "Bee" Happy with Caroline Lawson

Join Caroline Saturday morning and create a bit of papercrafting engineering.  Caroline has designed a card featuring an unusual fold and lots of bees. Now, whether you think of bees as symbols of immortality and resurrection or bees make you think of honey, they make a wonderful image for a card…especially with a few flowers.

I apologize for the grainy photos.  Pop into the shop to see this wonderful project up close and to sign up to attend.  

July 13th, Saturday:  10:00am - 1:00pm ( class fee $25.00)

Class: Fruits of Summer with Cheryl Valadez

Join me Friday morning and create these colorful fruit themed cards featuring images by Stampendous. Stampendous has been cranking out some wonderful stamps and we'll get to play with the Cling Pears and the Cling Pomegranates.  Prepare to get inky as we'll be using Copics, Distress Stains, and Distress Inks. 

Copic colors (bring if you have them):

Pears (YG67, YG17, YG13, YG01, Y000)
Leaves (G28, G24, G21)
Branch (E37, E35, E31)
Flowers (R29, R22, R000)
Label (E35, E31, E50, R59, R22)
Blue green accents (BG09, BG05, BG10)
Yellow halo (Y35, Y32, Y000)
Pomegranates (R59, R29, R22, R000)
Leaves (G28, G24, G21)

July 12th, Friday:  10:30am - 1:30pm (class fee $25.00)

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Studio Days: Friday and Saturday

Studio Days:
Friday and Saturday, July 5th and 6th: 10AM – 4PM

If you're footloose and fancy free; if you don't want to spend all your time in the sun; bring a project, and work in the classroom. If you chose to use any classroom stamps, please, clean and return them to where you found them.