Monday, August 14, 2017

Week of August 15-19

This Week in The House!

Well of course we had a great time Saturday during Art Journaling Saturday. Lisa and I always enjoy guiding everyone through the Art Journal page we have created.  It's always fun to see how others interpret the page...  I'll try to blog about it in the next couple of days.

Anyhoo....  it's time for the week's schedule!  Hope you can join us for some art time or a class.  OH!  and Saturday is Demo Day!  Hope you can join us for that as it is always a treat to see Lisa's newest class schedule.....

Tuesday, August 15 - Open 10 am to 6 pm
Open Studio Time - 10:30 am to 5 pm

Wednesday, August 16 - Open 10 am to 6 pm
Open Studio Time - 10:30 am to 5 pm

Thursday, August 17 - Open 10 am to 6 pm
Class:  1 Stamp 3 Ways
           10:30 am OR 6 pm
           Openings in both

Friday, August 18 - Open 10 am to 6 pm

Saturday, August 19 - Open 10 am to 4 pm
Make 'n Take all day and September Class Schedule on Preview

I hope you'll join us this week for a class, Open Studio Time or Demo Day!


2 Day Zen Painting Workshop
September 29-30

Details HERE

That's it for now....  come by for a visit and 

"Let the Art Out of Your Heart and Create Every Day!"

Monday, August 7, 2017

Week of Aug 8 - 12, 2017

This Week in the House!

We had an awesome week last week.  Lisa taught her Master Page Canvas Fun class on Thursday.  Everyone created a really cute 6x6 deep edged canvas with their very own Master Page or one of Lisa's.  I'm telling you, we have fun in class!


Tuesday, August 8 - Open from 10 am to 6 pm
Open Studio Time - 10:30 am to 5 pm

Wednesday, August 9 - Open from 10 am to 6 pm
Open Studio Time - 10:30 am to 5 pm

Thursday, August 10 - Open from 10 am to 6 pm
Class:  Mixed Media Muse Canvas
            10:30 am OR 6 pm
            Openings in both 

Friday, August 11 - Open from 10 am to 6 pm
Open Studio Time - 10:30 am to 4 pm

Saturday - August 12 - Open from 10 am to 5 pm10 
Class:  Art Journaling Saturday
           10 am OR 2 pm
           Openings in both 


Zen Painting Workshop with Jodi Ohl
September 29 & 30
Details can be found on Zen Painting Workshop Blog Post

That's what's going on this week...... Hope to see you in one of our classes or during Open Studio Time!  Until then remember to .....

"Let The Art Out of Your Heart and Create Every Day!"

Friday, August 4, 2017

Last Week in the House


Oh my! What fun we had last week!  

We had a birthday party class last week and it was soooo much fun.  Lisa is always happy to do private when you can gather 5 or more people.  If you have 3 and don't mind sharing your party with others, we can open the class up to our regulars... and that is just what happened when our friend Lorena asked Lisa to teach the Master Page Create class for her sister Kathia's 40th birthday party....  Here are a few photos from the class.

Pages in progress....... 

The birthday girl at work...

and the party girls with their finished work!

THANKS Lorena for bringing Kathia and letting us treat her to a wonderful party!

The next day Chris Mack brought her Marbling class to the store.  We set up for 10 wonderful artists - some of whom are just beginning to play with art!  Chris gave perfect instructions and everyone made amazing marbled papers to use creating just about anything they can imagine....

Here are a few shots of the process before the paper is printed.....

The top shot is in the beginning stages and the second shot is ready for paper! Here are a few of the papers that were created.....  I'll be listening for the ooohs and ahhhs when you see them!  lol

I hope you've enjoyed a little look into some of what goes on around here.

And if you're interested in more....  check out the Zen Painting Workshop that Jodi Ohl is bringing to us next month!

That's it for now!  Hope to see you soon and remember to .....

"Let the Art Out of Your Heart and Create Every Day!"

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Guest Artist Jodi Ohl

Jodi Ohl
Zen Painting Workshop
September 29-30

I am so over the top excited to bring Jodi Ohl to our little House!  I had been following Jodi for a while on Instagram and my heart just kept nagging me to ask if she would come.  She delightfully agreed and she will be presenting her Zen Painting Workshop here on September 29-30. 

Jodi is a self-taught mixed media artist, author and instructor.  She is a full time artist who has built a body of work known for it's distinctive texture and bold color combinations which are often whimsical or abstract, as well as motivational in nature.  

Jodi's blog, Sweet Repeats, features a full listing of classes, weekly musing and artwork for sale.  

Zen Painting Workshop

In the spirit of what's at the core of artistic endeavors, this unique workshop created by Jodi truly soothes your artistic soul through a "Zen-full" Painting experience.  Go beyond the doodle and work on unique artist grade hard surfaces while exploring how to take your pencil, pen, inks, paints, and watercolors to a new abstract level.  You'll create amazing surreal flowing shapes and patterns, full of drama and depth while guided by Jodi.

Over the course of our weekend together we will:

Create several small works of "Zen Art" during the first part of our course as we learn all about our tools, surfaces and the Zen Painting process before diving into a larger main painting during the second session.

Some of the many things we will be focusing on: Creating lines with drama, using shading and negative spaces to build depth, creating texture with writing instruments, how to incorporate water colors with acrylics, tips and techniques for working on unique surfaces along with much, much more!

CLASS FEE:  $275

CLASS HOURS:  10 am to 5 pm both days with a break for lunch.

4 pack of multi size India Ink Pens - Suggested brand: Faber Castell
Water Brushes - assorted tips 
               OR assortment of cheap water color brushes 
               (recommended sizes: 2, 4, 6, 8 Round)
Paint Palette
Pencils:  Stabilo in black & graphite and 2B pencil

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN.  You may register by phone, in person or by email. Class fees are due at the time of enrollment.  You may pay by cash, check or credit card in the store OR Paypal if you are unable to come by the store.

Jodi's newest book, "Abstracts in Acrylic and Ink" will be available here for purchase and Jodi will be happy to sign your copy while she is here.  Let me know if you want a copy.  The list price is $24.95 but you will receive a 20% discount if ordered and paid with your class enrollment fees.  Your book will be waiting for you when you come to class.

I hope you'll join Jodi and me for this amazing workshop.   Remember you must be registered and paid on or before August 15th to receive the discounted pricing of $255.

AND remember to "Let the Art Out of Your Heart and Create Every Day!"