Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Guest Artist Joanne Sharpe

Joanne Sharpe

March 4 & 5th

Our good friend Joanne Sharpe is returning to teach 4 wonderful workshops.  Joanne loves her "Okie" peeps and she is always so excited to come teach us something new.

This year she has created a couple of classes just for us! Check out what she's teaching this time around.....

Saturday, March 4
10 am to 1:30 pm

Joanne keeps telling you to use your own "handwriting" to make stylized lettering.  In this supercharged class you will learn FIVE new design and drawing techniques to easily transform your own cursive and printing into a signature font that is unique to you.  Use lettering grids, pens and watercolors to try your hand at new looks.  Letter your favorite works, sayings or scripture verse with illustrated simple imagery on 8 small watercolor cards as art ready to display.

SUPPLIES you need to bring:  pencil, eraser, black waterproof fine line pens (Microns, Pitt, Uniball), your favorite colorful markers (any brand you have - Tombow, Copic), small watercolor pan set (Koi, Prang, Prima Confections), waterbrush.  PAPER: Bring 8 pieces of 4-1/2" x 6" watercolor paper cut from a 9" x 12" Strathmore 300 series (yellow cover) Watercolor pad (it will take 2 sheets).

"My Fanciful Felting"
Saturday, March 4
2:30 pm to 6:30 pm

NEW CLASS!  Create a 6x6 felted and embellished, solf sculptured decorative pillow using stencils to create the design and pattern.  Enjoy combining wool and fiber textures while learning some new hand felting and simple stitching tricks.  Joanne and Maura will provide stencils to use along with complimentary threads and additional embellishments.  You'll actually go home with a finished piece of textile art!  

SUPPLIES you need to bring:  A small pair of embroidery/sewing scissors, #18 chenille needle, and a black fine tip Pitt or Micron pen, foam felting block, 2 pieces of 6x6 wool felt, a small (gallon size zip lock) bag of colorful wool roving, decorative yarns and (Clover brand) hand felting needle tool or a single needle tool if you already have one, several favorite 6x6 stencils.

OPTIONAL Wool Felting Kit- $30
Includes Clover felting tool, foam felting block, #18 chenille needle, two 6x6 pieces of wool felt, assortment of wool roving and other fibers).  Please let me know when you enroll if you will want this kit.

Sunday, March 5
10 am to 2 pm

NEW CLASS!  Joanne will bring her new book "Doodle Art and Lettering" (ships in early March) to preview.  Play with dozens of new art ideas and techniques.  Explore organic, loose, free form meditative doodling, inspirational lettering and whimsical drawings.  If you think you "can't draw", this is the class where you will soar!  We'll make a precious 3" x 5", embellished handmade journal book stuffed with colorful art and treasure.  You'll be the first to see the new book, hear all the secrets and take this brand new class.

SUPPLIES you need to bring:  pencil, eraser, black waterproof fine line pens (Microns, Pitt, Uniball), Tombow markers, colored pencils, small watercolor pan set (Koi, Prang, Prima Confections), water brush.  Bring 4 strips of waterpaper cut to 3" x 10". Recommend cutting from a 9" x 12" Strathmore 300 series (yellow cover) pad (it will take 2 sheets).

My Creative Faith
Sunday, March 5
3 to 7

Come explore artful bible journaling, illustrating your favorite scripture verses and making a prayer journal, Joanne style!  We'll practice lettering styles and discover specific art supplies, techniques and ideas for honoring the Word with all our art materials by using the creative gifts each of us has been given.  Enjoy a fun, whimsical day in the spirit with friends celebrating our faith made visible in expressive works of art.

Supplies you need to bring: A journaling Bible (with columns for writing) or a blank art journal (such as Dylusions, Strathmore Visual Journal or Moleskine).  Gather a small collection of your favorite markers, pens, colored pencils and watercolors and we will provide the rest. Suggested pens are Micron/Pitt black fine tip waterproof.

ENROLLMENT is now open.  You may enroll by email, phone, or in person at the store.

CLASS FEES: Class fees are due within 48 hours of enrollment. You may pay by cash, check, credit card or I will send Paypal invoices if you are unable to come by the store.  

CANCELLATION POLICY: Refunds are available for cancellations received prior to February 22.  There will be no refunds after that date.  If you cannot attend your workshop, you may gift or sell your workshop to a friend.  If the workshops are cancelled by us for any reason, your class fees will be refunded.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

February 2017 Classes

Classes!  Classes!  Classes!
February 2017

Yesterday was Demo Day and Lisa put out a stellar group of classes for February.  She and I are also collaborating on a monthly Art Journal Club as well.  We also had the cutest Make 'n Take.  Take a look!

Stamps and Dies by My Favorite Things and patterned paper by American Crafts.  We still have a few of the stamps and dies available for purchase so come on by to see this adorable card and sign up for one of the classes for February.

My Funny Valentine
Thursday, Feb 2nd
10:30 am OR 6 PM

Artist Lindsay Ostrom is at it again and Lisa has used stamps from her latest collection by Impression Obsession to create the adorable Valentine card class.  Have fun watercoloring with your Tombows or Distress Markers.

Art Journaling "Club"
Saturday, Feb 4th
10 am OR 2pm

This is a new offering for us.  Lisa and I love to play in our art journals when we have time.  It's how we learn new things.  She and I are going to share guiding you through the creation of one page each month.  Pictured is a sample of the first page you will create. We are providing the paint and stencils for this one.  You provide the art journal and a few basic supplies.

Botanical Greeting "Tags"
Thursday, Feb 9
10:30 am OR 6 pm

Lisa has enjoyed the new "Nature Sketchbook" by Graphic 45 so much, she just can't stop creating with it.  Here is a set of tags that can be used as a greeting card.  Lot's of technique in these tags.  You won't want to miss this one.

Keepsake Canvas
Thursday, Feb 16
10:30 am OR 6 pm

Lisa's grandchildren are the inspiration for this canvas.  She invites you to bring a toner copy photo of one of your own family members and she'll show you how easy it is to create a memory masterpiece of your own.

Demo Day
Saturday, Feb 18
10 am to 4 pm
Come and Go

Join us for all the fun of Demo Day.  The new class schedule for March will debut with samples.  You can sign up on the spot and we will have an outstanding FREE Make 'n Take for you.  Our Make 'n Takes are very popular so grab a friend and share the experience.

Nature On Display Book
Thursday, Feb 23
10:30 am OR 6 pm

Lisa has fallen in love with making books.  Couple that with the new Graphic 45 "Nature Sketchbook" collection and you have another winner.  If you love books and nature, you'll want to take this class for sure!

Poppy Field Canvas
Sunday, Feb 26th
2 pm

It's always exciting when a class is repeated by popular demand!  This class was on the schedule last July and we've already had requests to do it again.  There is a lot of technique and texture in this wonderful canvas.  Come learn how Lisa does it.  

Joanne Sharpe Workshops
March 4th and 5th

Originally scheduled for the Friday and Saturday, travel arrangements have pushed Joanne's workshop back to Saturday and Sunday.  I love how Joanne's brain works.  We get together on the phone and start talking - bouncing ideas off each other.  Before you know it Joanne is creating a new class or 2 just for you!  Yep ....  for YOU!  I'll have all the details out for you in a day or two so stay tuned.

Class Fees:  Class fees are due at the time of enrollment.  There are three ways to pay: Cash, Check or Paypal.  Lisa can take a credit card if she is in the store when you enroll.

Basic Kit: You are required to bring a basic kit to class with you.  If you need help putting one together, give us a call and we'll help you put together the perfect kit.

That's it for now.....  Until next post ....  Keep on Creatin'!