Friday, August 19, 2016

September Class Line-Up!!

Say it isn't so! Kids are back to school?? We're talking about FALL???? Well, it may be on the cusp of Fall, but there's still a boatload of FUN happenin' at Artsy this month.  We've got a 5 1/2 year birthday party planned for Artsy on the 10th, oh and Patsy's birthday celebration as well that day, there's a Gelli Plate Party happenin' on the 24th - and that's just to name a few!!  Check out all the fabulous classes we have on the docket for you, get registered, and grab a buddy for some "me/us" time. Stop in the store to sign up or call us at 970-613-1631. We've made a few updates recently to our class policies but don't worry...they're all good ones designed to enhance the fun class vibes and really ensure all students enjoy that little creative haven time.  These updates are listed below as well as on the website and calendar and we hope you'll take a few moments to read them.  We're also continuing the momentum of the Buy 3 Classes, Get one FREE by offering Patsy's Falling Leaves Cards Class on September 28th Class as the FREEBIE! Enjoy!!!!
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 ALCOHOL INK TECHNIQUES:  Little tiny bottles of ink can make fabulous backgrounds when you learn how to use them.  Bring your basic kit to class.    With Patsy on Thursday, 9/1 from 6-8pm.  $25
(yes, we know the date is incorrect in the photo but we had to use the same one from last month!)

DISTRESS INK TECHNIQUES:  These magic pads can create a lot of diverse looks.  You will learn at least 7 techniques and take home instruction tags for all 7.  Bring your basic kit to class.  With Patsy on Friday, 9/2 from 6-8pm.  $25

(yes, we know the date is incorrect in the photo but we had to use the same one from last month!)
PLAYTIME!!:  Are you staying home for the Labor Day Weekend?  Do you want to be creative with other people?  Bring a friend and play in the Artsy Classroom!  Work on your own projects or let Patsy and Julia find fun things for you to do!  Bring your basic kit with you.  Saturday, 9/3 from 10am-5pm or Sunday, 9/4 from Noon-4pm.  FREE!

 
 
GENTLEMAN GARD SET:  The focus of this class is origami meets masculine!  Bring your basic kit to class.  With Doug on Tuesday, 9/6 from 10:30am to 12:30pm.  2/$20
 

 
EMBROIDERY ON PAPER - CHRISTMAS EDITION!: We're thinking ahead to Christmas.  Punch and stitch this lovely little wreath in no time at all.  It can be changed slightly to become a fall card or a winter card.  You will need to bring small scissors.  With Patsy on Wednesday, 9/7 from  1-3pm.  $5  (*note the price change, this isn't a regular teaching class.)
TEA BAG CLUB:   Our fold of the month is the Petal Fold. We will be using both a round tile and a square tile as we learn to make two different petal folds.  Our project will be 4 chocolate holder Note Cards, decorated with our petal medallions.  Bring your basic kit to class.  With Donna on Wednesday, 9/7 from 2-4pm.  $10
BORDER CLUSTER CARDS:  What fun cards for fall!  Yikes - it's fall already!  Start with 2 fall prints and make borders.  Then start stacking and layering to create wonderful fall themed cards!  Bring your basic kit to class.  With Patsy on Thursday, 9/8 from 6-8pm.   4/$10
HALLOWEEN BOX CARD:  It's not Halloween without a black cat in argyle.  Time for a creepy spooky critter box card.  Diane can't seem to get away from the spiders and bugs and all things creepy.  Bring your basic kit to class.  With Diane on Friday, 9/9 from 10:30am to 12:30pm.  $10

HOME SWEET HOME ALBUM:  when you're done with this album, you'll wish you could just jump righ into it and live there it's so "homey and cozy"!!  Bring your basic kit to class.  With Grace on Friday, 9/9 from 5:30-8:30pm AND Saturday, 9/10 from 9am-4:30pm.  $65

 
 
THE ARTSY 5½ YEAR BIRTHDAY PARTY!!! (Plus, it’s Patsy’s birthday too – but shhhhh….don’t tell her…we don’t think she knows it!  LOL!!):   Come in to Artsy on Saturday, September 10th between 10am-5pm for some super special treats and fun!  We'll be celebrating the store’s 5 ½ year Birthday as well as Patsy’s Birthday!  There will be cupcakes and snacks among other fabulous treats.  Everyone there that day will enjoy some fabulous DISCOUNTS AND GIVEAWAYS, too!   OH!!! Also, when you Check-in at Artsy with Facebook that day, you’ll not only receive a special card kit to make at home, you’ll be entered into a drawing for a VERY, VERY, SPECIAL PRIZE!!!  You won’t want to miss out on this one – seriously!  CHECK-IN on Facebook THAT DAY!  Watch your email and the store for more exciting details.  On Saturday, September 10th from 10am-5pm.

 
TONIC STUDIO CREATIONS - LANTERN & GIFT BOX:  Caron is “in the house” this month with a new line she represents called Tonic Studios.  It is a fabulous line and she’s super excited!  Both projects for this class are made from the same die.  One is a gift box that opens at the top.  The other is a lantern and looks great with a candle (battery run, of course).  You’ll use Shimmer Sheetz and learn lots of possibilities with this die.  Bring your basic kit to class as well as narrow double-sided tape, glue, and a ruler to help with the folds. With Caron on Saturday, 9/10 from 2-4:30pm.  $17
 

 
G45 ALICE IN HALLOWEENLAND 3D: Get a jump on your Halloween d├ęcor with this adorable 3D framed art featuring this new paper collection from G45 with its own little holiday twist on a childhood favorite.  It’s a stunning technique that you’ll enjoy learning and utilizing for a long time!  Bring your basic kit to class.  With Julia on Sunday, 9/11 from Noon-2pm.  $12 (or $8 for repeaters)



FADED EMPILRE CARDS:  This class features the Faded Empire paper collection and lots of other little surprises!  Bring your basic kit to class.  With Denise on Sunday, 9/11 from 12:30-3:00pm.  4/$18


LAYERED UP! CARDS:   Layered Up! is a technique that will make your cards POP!  You will learn how to use the matting rulers to get perfect mats every time!  We will also heat emboss and color with nibs.  You can do the cards as shown or use the techniques that will be taught in class to design your own look.  Bring your basic kit to class along with matting rulers, a cutter and cutting surface if you have any of those. With Sue on Tuesday, 9/13 from 10:30am-12:30pm.  4/$12

CSU CARD GROUP:  This card making group from CSU has decided to call Artsy home to its monthly gathering.  They are a lovely group that is open to any of Artsy’s customers that wish to join them. They will be meeting at our store on the 2nd Wednesday of every month.  They create handmade cards to sell at various venues throughout the year.  The funds go towards scholarships for non-traditional students.  If you want to create but have enough cards lying around, consider joining this group or donating finished cards to them.  What a great cause!  Wednesday, 9/14 from 10am – 2pm.  FREE, but bring your basic kit.
 
TEENY, TINY CARDS:  We're going to stamp beautiful Penny Black leaves and then spray and spatter them.  These 4 little cuties won't stay in your home very long. Bring your basic kit to class.  With Patsy on Wednesday, 9/14 from 1-3pm    $7
JULIET BOXED MINI CARDS: This cute, little box is designed with chip board for durability, and covered with the lovely Bo Bunny romantic Juliet card stock. Susan has made these utility (useful) little boxes in a variety of sizes, but this one is 4"x 4"X 2.5.  It's perfect for sitting pretty in your craft room and can be filled with sponge pads, paper clips, mini cards, or M&M's...whatever you want.  In this class, you will learn to make the handy dandy mini box, and also make a few note cards and tags to fill it up.  The paper is so pretty, you have to see it to believe it! Bring your basic kit to class.  With Susan on Thursday, 9/15 from 10:30am-12:30pm.  $15    


RUSTY SECRET CARD:  What a great ink and distressing-technique class - especially if you're a "vintagy" kinda' gal!  You'll take away lots of great ideas that can be used on many of your papercrafting projects!  Bring your basic kit to class.  With Kathy on Friday, 9/16 from 10:30am to 12:30pm.  $7 

 ENCHANTED HARVEST BOX AND CARDS:  If you are as ready for fall and some cooler weather as we are then join Diane to make a box and 6 cards from the new beautiful and amazing Bo Bunny "Enchanted Harvest" paper.  It is full of fairies and elves and beautiful flowers - you’ll fall in love! Bring your basic kit to class.   With Diane on Friday, 9/16 from 12-4, Box + 6 Cards/$25.
BELIEVE ALTERED ART JOURNAL:  Inspired by the Instructor's personal "journey with grace", this all day class features altered art with just about every product, color medium and tool that could possibly be used.  Students will complete the foundation for all six spreads, make the elements for all pages, and depending upon personal speed finish over half the journal, with probably an additional hour of assembly required as homework. The journal will be posted to Cherri's blog so sample pages are available for reference. Enjoy the company of others sharing scriptures and life experiences, guaranteed to be a day of joy!  The sample has been in the store a while, so only a couple spaces are left open, please call quickly to reserve your place. Cherri will contact each student directly with a "bring to class list".  UHU glue stick is required.  With Cherri on Saturday 9/17 from 9am - 4pm.   $55
 
BEACH THERAPY ALBUM:  The name of the class pretty much says it all!  Bring your basic kit to class.  With Shana on Sunday, 9/11 from 11am-4pm.  $45
 
THIS GUY ALBUM:   What a great album to gift to that special GUY in your life!  Or simply fill it yourself with photos of him or the whole clan of guys in your life!  It’s such a fabulous deal – awesome paper and lots of room inside for photos!  Bring your basic kit to class.  With Pat on Sunday, 9/18 from 11am-4pm.  $25

(yes, we know the date is incorrect in the photo but we had to use the same one from last month!)

TIMEKEEPER CARDS:  This class features the Timekeeper collection by Marion Smith.  You will learn how to create beautiful cards out of brown and ivory paper using hearts, gears, clocks, lace and twine.  Bring your basic kit to class.  With Marsha on Tuesday, 9/20 from 2-4pm.  4/$15
  
 
TAGS! TAGS! TAGS!:  Want to create fabulous tags but don't have enough supplies at home?  Bring yourself to Artsy and use ALL of our sprays, inks, stains and paints!  Keep the mess here while you create 10 tags! Bring your basic kit to class.  With Patsy on Wednesday, 9/21 from 1-3pm.  $10

(yes, we know the date is incorrect in the photo but we had to use the same one from last month!)


GENEVIEVE CARD:  You will learn a unique fold among other fun little tips with this one!  Bring your basic kit to class.  With Judi on Thursday, 9/22 from 6-8pm.  $6



NORTHWOODS COVERED BRIDGE CARD:  The Northwood summer stamp collection is a hit!   You’ll learn some awesome tips and tricks to bring this charming covered bridge to life.  It will surely bring joy to its recipient (even if it’s you!). Don’t wait too long to register as the class has a 5-student limit.  Bring your basic kit to class.  With Marsha on Friday, 9/23 from 2-4pm.  $8  (LIMIT OF 5)
 

(yes, we know the date is incorrect in the photo but we had to use the same one from last month!)
 
GELLI PLATE PARTY!:  As the title implies, it’s Party Time again!  Bring your Gelli Plate and brayer and Julia will bring everything else, including some party snacks. Everyone is welcome, even if you haven't gelli-plated before. Julia will help you get started. It is easy and so much fun!  With Julia on Saturday, 9/24 from 1:30-4pm.  $20
WICKED CARDS AND BOX:  The Halloween spirt has bitten Diane again!  This brand new Halloween line from Bo Bunny "Wonderfully Wicked” is chock full of spiders and all things creepy.  Diane has created another amazing box and 6 cards just in time to get your spooky on!!  Bring your basic kit to class.  With Diane on Sunday, 9/25 from Noon-4pm.  Box & 6 cards/$25 
 
THANKSGIVING CARDS:  Using a variety of papers, sentiments, die cuts and embellishments in rich fall colors, you will create a set of 4 cards and be ready to send them to those you are most thankful for!  Bring your basic kit to class.  With Kathy on Tuesday, 9/27 from 1-3pm   4/$12 
CRAZY DOG CARDS W/ALCOHOL INK MARKERS:  We will be using Spectrum Noir alcohol markers along with the new Tim Holtz "Crazy Dog" stamps to create 2 amazingly fun cards! You’ll earn some of the ins and outs of using alcohol markers including blending techniques to color these cards. Bring your alcohol markers if own some, if not there will be markers to share. Bring your basic kit to class.  With Julia on Wednesday, 9/28 from 2-4pm.  2/$12.
FALLING LEAVES CARDS:   Nothing will put you into a fall frenzy like these cards!  We will start with a blank sheet of cardstock and stamp, ink and spray until our hearts are happy.  Then we'll cut up 6 card fronts!  Woohoo!!  You can register for this class independently or you can attend for FREE when you Buy 3 classes in SEPTEMBER!!!  Bring your basic kit to class.  With Patsy on Wednesday, 9/28 from 6-8pm.  6/$12 or FREE with purchase of 3 SEPTEMBER classes!!
FILE FOLDER CARDS:  The only thing you will need for this class is an envelope maker (you can bring your own or purchase one in the store before class).  We will create file folder cards that will work in A2 sized envelopes or better yet, can be used for gift card holders!  Yaaaaaay!  With the holidays coming you can just custom color or create a fun theme to add pizzazz to your cards.  Bring your basic kit to class.  With Patsy on Thursday, 9/29 from 6-8pm.  3/$8
SAFARI ADVENTURE BOX & CARDS SET:  Featuring Graphic 45's new "Safari Adventure" paper line, and Lost Coast Designs "Safari Critters", the box and six cards are "collage 101".   Primary images are highlighed with gloss gel medium ... distress paints and stains are also used.  UHU glue stick, white tacky glue with fine point tip, skor tape and BLACK pop-up dots are required.  Please bring the following distress ink pads with blending tool/pads if you have:  stormy sky, peeled paint, black soot, antique linen, scattered straw.  Also bring your McGill paper shaper kit (stylist and pad) and corner rounder punches.  With Cherri on Friday, 9/30 from 1-4:30pm.  $20


  
UPDATE TO CLASS POLICIES
***Classes start promptly at the time listed.  Please have your lovely buns in the seat and be ready to go!    Showing up late is very disruptive to the class that is already in progress.  Plan ahead for traffic or other things that might slow you down! 
If you are more than 10 minutes late, you may be asked to get into another class.  If you are more than 15 minutes late, you will forfeit your class fee. 
 
Classes must be paid for at the time of registration.  You are not considered registered unless a class is paid for which could affect your seat in those classes with student limits.  You may pay with cash, check or use a credit card with a $2 handling fee.  You may register over the phone and mail in a check or give us a credit card number. 
 
We also assume you're taking a class to enjoy a break for a few hours and learn some cool stuff without interruptions.  That said, we will now begin each class by asking you to turn off your cell phones or silence them during class.  This will enhance everyone's learnin' and enjoyment of the class at hand.
 
Thank you in advance for understanding.  If you have problems or questions about these policy updates, please see Patsy.

Friday, July 22, 2016

August Classes!

My oh my....say it isn't so!  We've been seeing back-to-school ads everywhere....so that must means fall is around the corner.  BUT before we 'go there' we're making a big bang in August for you. Just check out these incredibly unique classes and register for at least 3 of 'em so you can get the Fall Gift Bag Class on the 30th for FREE!!  (...'ya KNOW you want to take it anyway, right?!?!?)  Lots of great fun in store...enjoy!!!
  

NORTHWOODS WOLF CARD:  The ‘wolf’ has returned!  It’s been quite a popular subject and you will learn all kinds of wonderful little tips and tricks for painting and coloring these beautiful images.  Don’t wait too long to register as each class has a 5-student limit.  Bring your basic kit to class.  With Marsha on Tuesday, 8/2 from 2-4pm.  $8 
(LIMIT OF 5)
 BUTTERFLY KISSES SHADOW BOX & ALBUM:  Wow!  BoBunny never ceases to amaze us by out-doing themselves each season!  As part of this stunning paper collection called Butterfly Kisses, Denise will show you how to create this beautiful shadow box that comes complete with a matching mini album to boot!     Bring your basic kit to class.  With Denise on Wednesday, 8/3 from 10am-5pm.   $45
FIELD OF POPPIES: This class is simply amazing!  Susan is bringing this class back for another round it was so popular in June!  She will teach you how to actually DRAW these gorgeous poppies by hand and create these beautiful cards.  Yep - this is not a stamped background...you'll be so proud of yourself for learning this technique.  Bring your basic kit to class.  With Susan on Wednesday, 8/3 from 10:30am-Noon.  $5
(this image is posted from the previous offering - yes, we know the date is incorrectly showing here - the correct date is in the text above)
 
 TAGS! TAGS! TAGS!:  Once you learn a few of these little tricks to make gorgeous tags, you’ll wonder why you didn’t use them before this!  They make wonderful embellishments for cards or albums….and you can do so very much with them – from inks and stains to pearly stuff and doodahs!  You’ll learn it all.  Bring your basic kit to class.  With Patsy on Thursday, 8/4 from 6-8pm.  $10
BUTTERFLY KISSES BOX:  Using the beautiful BoBunny Butterfly Kisses paper collection, you will learn how to transform a couple of pieces of plain white piece of heavy cardstock into this gorgeous box!  And in only ONE hour to boot!!  Stick around and sign up for the matching card class that follows this one and you’ll have a complete set for yourself or a great gift!  Bring your basic kit to class.  With Diane on Friday, 8/5 from Noon-1pm.   $5
BUTTERFLY KISSES CARDS:  Butterfly Kisses is one of BoBunny’s newest paper collections and it’s simply one of our very favorites!  You’ll create these stunning cards learning all kinds of embellishment tricks of the trade…die cutting, Stickles, inking, distressing, and lots more.   Oh, and if you didn’t already read about it, there is a matching card box you can learn how to make too!  That class is just ahead of the card class. Bring your basic kit to class.  With Diane on Friday, 8/5 from 2-4pm.   5/$18
GIRLY “TOOL” BOX:  OK, Ladies!!  You know you all need this one, right?  It’s totally diverse.  It can be used as a craft tool box, an indoor herb garden (Caron’s favorite), in the bathroom for lotions & potions or as a centerpiece for your table (silverware, napkins, salt and pepper). In addition to your basic kit, please also bring if you have them a pencil, scissors, Xacto knife, foam brushes and Soft Gloss Gel.  If you don’t have some of these things, it’s okay…Caron will have them on hand, but it might go faster if you can bring your own instead of sharing.  With Caron on Saturday, 8/6 from 10am-1pm.  $23 
(LIMIT of 5)
CARDS TO “DIE” FOR:  Get extra mileage from your dies!  Don’t just use them for simple cardstock alone.  In this class, you will learn how to use dies and double sided adhesive to cut and glitter the sections.  No messing around with transfer sheets.  This is easy and fun! Turning the accordion dies into TUNNEL CARDS to make a diorama is a great way to totally change the look of the accordion dies.  Any of the accordion dies can be used to create a tunnel card – the possibilities are endless!  We will also alter the shimmer sheetz with alcohol inks to give that old antique look.  Bring your basic kit to class.  With Caron on Saturday, 8/6 from 2-4pm.  $17
THIS GUY ALBUM:   What a great album to gift to that special GUY in your life!  Or simply fill it yourself with photos of him or the whole clan of guys in your life!  It’s such a fabulous deal – awesome paper and lots of room inside for photos!  Bring your basic kit to class.  With Pat on Sunday, 8/7 from 11:30am-4pm.  $25
OPAL MAGIC MIXED MEDIA MINI CANVAS:  OMG!  That’s all we can say….what a gorgeous mini canvas to adorn your mantle, coffee table, or night stand.  Or gift this one to someone special - after all, dragonflies do symbolize change and happiness.  Julia has fashioned lots of incredible pieces into this mini canvas – you’ll learn oh so much. Bring your basic kit to class.  With Julia on Sunday, 8/7 from Noon-2:30.  $18
AQUARIUM CARD:  This dimensional piece will keep you mesmerized with all its shiny and shimmery contents.  You’ll think you’re looking at a real aquarium!  Bring your basic kit to class.  With Juli on Monday, 8/8 from 10:30am-2pm.  $15
CORNER STAND-UP CARDS:  Soooooo…it’s not about a ‘stand-up’ comic, but this stand-up card is a very unique idea and one that will surely still bring lots of smiles!  You’ll learn how to use this unique folding technique to create a lovely base that can house many, many great pop-out features!  Bring your basic kit to class.  With Judi on Tuesday, 8/9 from 10am-Noon.   2/$10
CHRISTMAS TAGS:  Donna is extending the Christmas in July just a bit by taking her folding techniques to the next level in creating these beautiful Christmas tags!  Bring your basic kit to class.  With Donna on Wednesday, 8/10 from 10am-Noon.  $10  
 
TEA BAG CLUB:   This fun little ‘Club’ is not so little anymore!  Tea Bag folding has gone as ‘viral’ as it can at Artsy.  Classes fill up quickly – so quickly that we are offering it twice this month!  This month Donna brings you these stunning Butterfly folds!  PLUS, you’ll learn how to ‘make them fly’ at the same time!!  Bring your basic kit to class.  With Donna on Wednesday, 8/10 from 2-4pm  OR Tuesday, 8/16 from 2-4pm.  $10
NORTHWOODS COVERED BRIDGE CARD:  The Northwood summer stamp collection is a hit!   You’ll learn some awesome tips and tricks to bring this charming covered bridge to life.  It will surely bring joy to its recipient (even if it’s you!). Don’t wait too long to register as the class has a 5-student limit.  Bring your basic kit to class.  With Marsha on Thursday, 8/11 from 2-4pm.    $8  (LIMIT OF 5)
LEMONADE STAND ALBUM:  What a fun and colorful way to enjoy those great summer photos!  Grace is opening this up to those who only would like to make the blank only on Friday night, as well as to those who want to make the entire project over both days.  Bring your basic kit to class.  With Grace on Friday, 8/12 from 5:30-8:30pm AND Saturday, 8/13 from 9am-4:30pm.  $65 for Full Project, $35 for Blank only on Friday night.
G45 SAFARI 3D:  Calling all you adventure lovers….and wild animal fans!  NEW from Graphic 45 – it’s the Safari Collection and Julia will teach you how make these animals literally pop off the page! Learn how to use 3 sheets of the same paper to bring dimension and life to this image.  Bring your basic kit to class.  With Julia on Saturday, 8/13 from 2-4pm.   $12 (or $8 for ‘repeaters’)
STAMPING AROUND:  Just like the name says….you’ll learn how to use a simple stamp to create such a lovely and versatile border ‘around’ your card! Super fun…plus a branch stamp is included in this one!  Bring your basic kit to class.  With Patsy on Sunday, 8/14 from 1-3pm.  2/$10
QUILTED CARDS:  Boy, oh boy….we have such clever ideas this month (well…we do every month we think, but this ‘brings it’)!   You’ll learn from the ‘master’ how to bring that quilted feel to your card making as well as a bit about paring colors and patterns.  Bring your basic kit.  With Patsy on Monday, 8/15 from 10:30am-12:30pm.   3/$10
TEENY, TINY CARDS:  So much fun with such a small subject!!  But don’t let the name fool you – you’ll fall in love with these cute little cards.  This month is two-step stamping techniques!  It’s fun and simple – and oh so effective!  To those of you skeptics out there, don’t let the size fool you!  Bring your basic kit to class.  With Patsy on Monday, 8/15 from 1:30-2:30pm    $7
DISTRESS STAIN CARDS: He’s baaaaack!!! Doug has returned after being away from teaching for nearly a year.  But what a bang he’s coming back with.  Wow!  These cards are so full of secrets and techniques you’ll think you’re working with a detective!  Not really, but they are full of great techniques using the Distress Stains.  So get registered today – there’s a limit of ONLY 6 students!  Bring your basic kit to class.  With Doug on Tuesday, 8/16 from 10:30-Noon.  2/$10  LIMIT of 6.
PAINT & STENCIL TECHNIQUE CLASS:  Paints and stencils can bring such clever and easy style to any of your papercrafting projects from cards to artboards - and everything in between!  Cherri is truly an expert with these techniques and will quickly build your confidence in using both large and small stencils!! Bring your basic kit to class.  With Cherri on Wednesday, 8/17 from 1:30-3:30pm.  $18
PRIMARY ELEMENTS MICA POWDERS TECHNIQUES:  Beautiful little powders glittering in a pot.  What happens when you open them and start playing?  Come find out!  Bring your basic kit to class.  With Julia on Wednesday, 8/17 from 1:30-3:30pm.   $15
TAGS (& BLOCKS) HOME SWEET HOME:     Bring your basic kit to class.  With Grace on Thursday, 8/18 from 6-8pm.   $15  (Be sure to tell the sales associate when you register if you’re a newbie to this class and need the blocks too – there is a one-time additional cost of $15 for the blocks that the tags attach to.)

(this image is posted from the previous offering - yes, we know the date is incorrectly showing here - the correct date is in the text above)
 
 RUSTY SECRET:  What a great ink and distressing-technique class – especially if you’re a vintagy kinda gal!  You’ll take away lots of great ideas that can be used on many of your papercrafting projects! Bring your basic kit to class.  With Kathy on Friday, 8/19 from 2-4pm    $7
APRON CLUB:  By popular demand, the Apron Club returns to Artsy – LIMIT TEN.  Plain canvas quality apron with three pockets will be turned into an original “work of art”!  Make one for yourself, a gift, or a seasonal design.  The morning will include laying down background colors and/or patterns and a sample art practice piece on canvas.  The aprons will be ironed to heat set and left to dry over lunch break.  The afternoon will include designing your own apron style with stencils/paints, stamps/ink and applicator-tipped-acrylic-paint tube for writing and drawing whatever your heart desires.  Includes all supplies.   With Cherri on Saturday, 8/20 from 10am-4pm.  $30 Class fee + $10 Apron fee to instructor.  If you’re a repeater and have taken this class previously, $20 Class fee + $10 Apron cost to instructor.
 
SISTERHOOD REUNION #2:  The Sisterhood of the Traveling Scrap Journal reconvenes with their second reunion! Please bring your book for show and tell.  Also bring basic tool box and a few pieces of coordinating journal paper.  Mentoring includes beading on altered journal book edges, plus beaded “dragonfly”.  This is an ongoing group and the fee is paid directly to Cherri.  If you're interested in joining in, newbies are certainly welcome - please speak with Patsy or Cherri in advance. With Cherri on Sunday, 8/21 from 12:30-3pm.  $7 
LOVELY LAVENDER CARDS:  Are you loving those beautiful ladies from the Pion Designs lavender paper collection?  Come get your fix with these old world-charm cards.   Bring your basic kit to class.  With Juli on Monday, 8/22 from 10:30am-Noon OR on Thursday, 8/25 from 6-8pm.  2/$10. 
PAINT CHOICE CARDS:  Say whaaaat?  What the heck does THAT mean???  Well…in this class, you’ll discover a REALLY clever little “tool” and you simply won’t believe what Sue uses to create these fabulous cards!  Hint????  It’s NOT card stock.  This is also a fabulous class for newbies.  There’s a little bit of everything – stamping, dry embossing, using a matting tool, and lots of fun die cutting (but not on cardstock!!)!  You’ll just have to sign up and check it out – you’ll learn so much, have a ton of fun, and honestly won’t be disappointed!  Bring your basic kit to class. With Sue on Tuesday, 8/23 from 10:30-12:30.  4/$10 (or if you’re a quick learner, you can make a few more if time allows!)
ALCOHOL INK TECHNIQUES:  Little tiny bottles of ink can make fabulous backgrounds when you learn how to use them.  Bring your basic kit to class.    With Patsy on Wednesday, 8/24 from 6-8pm.  $25
ART BOARD SERIES:  This is the last of the three decorative art board classes.  Use these to adorn your studio or walls.  Change up accent colors to your favorite colors.  Also, change up hand-lettered words with any saying you prefer.  Products used include gel medium and the new Tim Holtz brushes.  Bring #2 through #6 round artist’s brushes if you have; no basic tool box or other supplies required.  Abstract art requires no prior experience.  With Cherri on Friday, August 26th from 2 – 4:30pm.  Class fee is $12.50 plus a $2.50 supply fee.  If you take more than one, the “repeaters” classes will be $10 plus the supply fee.
$1 CARDS!!  Yep!  It’s been a while since we had this kind of fun so we’re haulin’ out all the pieces, parts, and miscellaneous doodahs for you to play with!  Like usual, there will likely be at least 6 different cards to make, all for $1 each.  Bring your basic kit to class since adhesives and tools are not provided.  Call or stop in the store to reserve your time slot.  Limited space is available in each time slot to help us plan enough supplies for everyone.  On Saturday, 8/27 from Noon-4pm.  $1 per card made.
G45 HALLOWEEN IN WONDERLAND CARDS AND BOX:  This class was so popular in July and filled up so FAST that we’re bringing it back for August!  You’ll use the brand new Halloween paper collection from Graphic 45 is so much fun and brings new meaning to jumping down the rabbit hole for sure!!  Learn how to create this adorable little card box and coordinating Halloween cards.  Perfect little gift set for the “Alice” addicts in your life!!  Bring your basic kit to class.  With Diane on Saturday 8/27from 10am-4pm.  Box & 6 cards/$25  LIMIT of 8.
MINI ALBUM:  This mini album is packed full of beautiful vintage charm!  It’s one that will be cherished for decades.  Don’t delay though, there is a 5 student limit!  Bring your basic kit to class.  With Shana on Sunday, 8/28 from Noon-3pm.  $35  LIMIT of 5
STEAMPUNK CARDS:  Woohoo - Denise has gone totally dimensional!  And what a super fun subject – Steampunk.  You’ll learn so very much in this class – including how to make a shaker card!  Bring your basic kit to class.  With Denise on Sunday, 8/28 from 12:30-2:30pm.  3/$15
FALL GIFT BAGS:   It’s so hard to believe that we’re already starting to look toward Fall, but yep…it’s going to be here in a couple short months!  And there’s no better way to get ready for it than by learning these great ideas and techniques to make beautiful gift bags for those harvest gifts!  You can register for this class independently or you can attend for FREE when you Buy 3 classes in AUGUST!!!  Bring your basic kit to class.  With Patsy on Tuesday, 8/30 from 6-8pm.  $5 or FREE with purchase of 3 AUGUST classes!!
NORTHWOODS FANTASY SUNFLOWER CARD:  One can never have too many Northwoods stamps…are we right??  You’ll have a fun time learning watercolor techniques that will convert this sunflower into something much different than what is traditionally expected!   Don’t wait too long to register as this class has a 5-student limit.  Bring your basic kit to class.  With Marsha on Wednesday, 8/31 from 2-4pm.  $8  (LIMIT OF 5)