Wednesday, June 21, 2017

July Classes


Can you believe we're talking July already?!?!?!?  What a fun month ahead to follow the Double Trunk Show we had in June!  Remember, you get a 10% discount on all your regular-priced purchase on the day of class.  So grab a few friends, sign up for several of these amazing classes below and get your FUN on!!! 
MASQUERADE STATIONERY BOX:  Box and cards set using G45 newest paper collections.  Bring your basic kit to class. With Deb on Saturday, 7/1 from 10am-1pm  $15+Paper Pad (8x8)
NORTHWOODS SQUIRREL CARD:  Happy squirrels eat their leftover acorns among the spring flowers.  In class, you can choose to make the squirrels grey, red or brown.  Bring your basic kit to class. With Marsha on Saturday, 7/1 from 10am-1pm  $8 (LIMIT OF 6)
2nd QUARTER CUSTOMER BIRTHDAY PARTY:  Did you have a birthday during the 2nd quarter of the year?  If you do - this party is for YOU!  We are going to celebrate with you on Sunday July 2nd from 1-2:30pm!  Sign up before June 30th and leave a deposit of $5.  The day of the party you will get to create 2 cards, enjoy some tasty beverages and Birthday cupcakes, AND receive a $5 gift card to spend in the store that day!  With Cherri on Sunday 7/2 from 1-2:30pm. 
 
G45 NATURE SKETCHBOOK MINI CARD BOX:  Create this complete set using G45 Nature Sketchbook paper collection.  Bring your basic kit to class.  With Deb on Wednesday, 7/5 from 10-Noon.  $10
DISTRESS INK TECHNIQUES:  Learn some basic and not so basic things to do with these amazing inks!  Bring your basic kit to class. With Patsy on Thursday, 7/6 from 10:00am-Noon   $25
PLAY DAY AT ARTSY!!  Looking for a place to really spread out and work on that “UFO” (UnFinished Object)?  Or, wanna acquire some new toys at Artsy and then break into them immediately and be creative?  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!  Plus, if you need something or run out, you’re already in the perfect space to get more!! It’s starting to catch on so plan now to come in on one or all four dates in July.  Bring your basic kit with you as supplies are not included.  Friday 7/7 from 10am-6pm, Friday 7/14 from 10am-6pm, Tuesday 7/18 from 10am-6pm and Tuesday 7/25 from 10am-6pm- FREE!
 
THE CHOCOLATE BOOK: If you love chocolate, you won’t want to miss this one!!  Patsy has created this super fun and unique book that celebrates one of her most favorite things!  The first thing to know though is that you WON’T make the entire book at this class – that will take 12-24 hrs.  However  1)  You WILL get 4 pages to BEGIN your book, each student will get to select one of the chocolate phrases to create with (the more people that sign up, the more phrases you will get!).  2) You WILL learn different techniques to use on any/all pages. 3) You WILL receive several pieces of brown tones cardstock and specialty papers. 4) You WILL get little doodahs to use in your book. 5) You WILL receive 2 pieces of black 6x6 chipboard for the covers + 2 rings.  6) You WILL OBVIOUSLY have chocolate in this class!  Bring your basic kit to class.  With Patsy on Saturday, 7/8 from 10am-Noon.  $10
COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS TIN:  This darling mixed media project is perfect for those who love Christmas, each little muffin space is covered with a magnet circle.  Each circle is embellished with holiday wrappings of patterned papers, stickers, rub on’s, and Christmas Icon’s.  Each little space is waiting to be filled with a tiny treat, gift or note, something fun to do each day as you count down to the big event with loved ones.  Great for children of all ages, as well as offices, and college dorms!  Makes a beautiful display just on its own. You WILL need to bring one 24-count Mini Muffin Tin (available next door to Artsy in a 2 pack) along with your basic kit to class.  With Suzanne on Saturday, 7/8 from 10am-12:30pm.  $30 + tin
HEARTFELT CLASSIC PETUNIA CARDS: This class features one of the newest paper collections from Heartfelt Creations – Classic Petunia!  If you’re a fan of Liquid Pearls or have always been curious, this is the class for you as you’ll be learning some new ways to use them as backgrounds. Yes, we said backgrounds!  If you have a flower-shaping kit please bring that to class along with your basic kit.  With Leslie on Saturday, 7/8 from 12:30pm-3:30pm. 3/$14
TEA BAG CLUB – CHRISTMAS IN JULY POINSETTIA:  Teabag Club will meet this month to get a head start on making our Christmas cards.  The fold of the month will be the Poinsettia fold. This easy fold only takes three tiles to make each Poinsettia.  Come join the Christmas fun!! Bring your basic kit to class.  With Donna on Tuesday, 7/11 from 1-3pm.  $10 
LAYERS OF COLOR CLUB – GOLDFISH CARDS:  Stamp layering set of the month is goldfish. This stamp is just plain fun. We will also so be using the new distress oxide inks and creating a cute shaker card. The stamp set is yours to keep. With Julia on Wednesday, 7/12 from 2-4:30pm OR on Saturday, 7/29 from 1-3:30pm.  $26 – includes stamp set
IRIS FOLD FANCY DRESS CARD:  Remember when we were girls and wanted to be fashion designers and had so much fun designing evening dresses.  Well that is what fancy dress club is about, those fun old days designing. Ribbon, pattern and cut-out are provided.  You may design your gown like the instructor, if you wish.  But you are encouraged to have fun and design your gown your way. Come join the fun!!  Bring your basic kit to class.  With Donna on Thursday, 7/13 from 1-3pm.  $10
DEMO DAY #3!:  The previous two Demo Days have been nothing but exciting, incredible, and absolute FUN! If you haven’t had a chance to enjoy one of them, you’ll want to make this one a MUST!  We’ll have Janet in town from Creative Impressions who will demo some of the beautiful little embellishments and share a few awesome tricks!  Cherri Rob will be in the house to demo several of the paints, sprays, and stencils from Dylusions.  Susan Mostek is a designer with B Line Designs and will share with you how to use the same B Line stamp in multiple ways to create some incredibly different looks.  AND if those three gals aren’t enough for ya, Patsy and Julia will be onsite with some surprise demos using some of the newest products to hit the store!!  Mark your calendars now for Saturday, 7/15 from 10:30am-2:30pm.  FREE!!!!!!
 
PICTURE PERFECT FRAME:  If you're interested in framing people in their best light, then join Doug to learn how to make this origami picture frame card. Please bring a 2" X 2" photograph of a person that has a 1/2" border.  Also, please bring a Martha Stewart score board (or any brand), as well as your basic kit to class.  With Doug on Wednesday, 7/19 from 10:15-11:45am. $6
ISLAND ESCAPE ALBUM:  This fun beachy-themed album features the beautiful paper collection Island Escape from KaiserCraft.  Talk about a great way to transport you to the tropics!  This is a 2-day class. Bring your basic kit to class.  With Denise on Thursday 7/20 from 10am-5pm (Part 1) AND on Friday 7/21 from 10am-3pm (Part 2).  $80
PROJECT CROP!!  Need some “me” time to work on your projects? Plan now and get registered to crop ‘til you drop for this one evening event.  This is open to anyone who wants some fun and focused time to work on their own specific papercrafting project whether it be cards, scrapbooking or mixed media.  It will be like playtime on steroids ‘cuz DINNER is included and you can use many of the items in the Artsy classroom – like the Bigshot, stamps, and other tools. Please bring your basic kit with you.  With Julia on Friday, 7/21 from 5-Midnight.  $15
 
PAPER BAG ALBUM: In this class, you will learn how to create this eye-catching album using this simple paper bag assembly design and a variety of new paper from 7 Gypsies. The best part of this class is that it allows plenty of time for you to embellish it how you want to. It’s a great class to also practice “making it your own”! Bring your basic kit to class.  With Pat on Saturday, 7/22 from 10am-4pm.  $25

GELLI PLATE CREATE & MAKE: We will be using our gelli press to create prints in the first half of the class. In the second half the class we will use those prints to create some cards. You just need to bring your gelli plate and braver with your basic kit. If you don’t have one yet, you can purchase one at the store.  With Julia on Saturday, 7/22 from  1-4pm.  $25
 
HEARTFELT CREATIONS MITI – CLASSIC WEDDING:  Come in and see the newest introduction from Heartfelt Creations – Classic Wedding!  Just released this month!  Try the stamps and dies then make a card to take with you.  With Leslie on Sunday, 7/23 from 1-3pm.  FREE!
 
DISTRESS OXIDE TECHNIQUES:  These new inks are so fabulous and unlike any other inks you have ever used. You will be amazed at what you can do with these. So far there are 5 techniques pictured but Julia has a lot more to teach you.  Bring your basic kit to class.  With Julia on Wednesday, 7/26 from 2-4pm.   $18
ALCOHOL INK TECHNIQUES:  Do you want some of these but have never used them?  Or maybe don't use them enough?  Attend this class and learn some amazing effects that you can create! Bring your basic kit to class.  With Patsy on Thursday, 7/27 from 10am-Noon.   $25
“KISS THE COOK” RECIPE BOOK & BOX:  This is a great magazine style holder and box to hold the BoBunny binder album all decorated with BoBunny’s Kiss the Cook paper.  What better way to organize those special recipes!  Bring your basic kit to class.  With Julia on Saturday, 7/28 from 10am-4pm.  $65
FAIRY TALE GARDEN BOOK:   Enjoy this delightful journey through a fairy tale garden … magical, mystical fairy dust sprinkled everywhere!  In this altered journal project, students will start with paper engineering, then play with color with Tonic Mousse, add in 49 & Market Street Fairy Tale Paper, fairy cut-aparts, darling pixie quotes …. And embellish, embellish, embellish. When the class is paid for, students will receive the hand-made 50 page journal and a cut-apart page.  Pre-class homework INCLUDES fussy cut the entire 12x12 sheet, and glue some of the book pages together with UHU glue stick (glue 2, skip 2, repeat throughout book).  There is a limit of 14 students and this class is NOT recommended for beginners or students that enjoy a slower pace. This is a 2-Part class and it must be paid in full by 7/19.  Please check at the store when you sign up for "bring to class" requirements.  With Cherri on Saturday 7/29 from 10am-4pm AND on Sunday 7/31 from Noon-3pm.  $65
G45 MIDNIGHT MASQUERADE 3D:  What a beautiful paper collection to use in this unique way.  Julia is famous for this class and has quite a following! 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 Saturday, 7/29 from 10am-Noon.  $12 (or $8 for repeaters).
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.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

June Classes and Events!


ARTSY’S JUNE CLASS SAMPLE PICS & DESCRIPTIONS
Remember - You receive a 10% Discount on Entire Regular-Price Purchase day of class!!
B-LINE DESIGNS AND CREATIVE IMPRESSIONS TRUNK SHOW!!!  June 2nd thru June 25th!!!  Artsy is so excited to have B-Line Designs and Creative Impressions coming for a Trunk Show.  B-Line designers Susan Mostek and Michelle Bodensteiner with Janet Romsos (owner of Creative Impressions) will be in the store with special Classes, Make & Takes, and Demos.  Artsy instructor, Cherri Robb, also has a fabulous class planned during this event!  There will be loads of samples, giveaways, and an amazing gift basket (disguised as a trunk) which one of YOU will win!!!  Please save the dates and join us for this exciting event. It’s sure to be a big hit!  Also, get registered as soon as possible for the special B-Line and Creative Impressions classes - several of them have class limits and will likely fill up quickly. 
GIFT CARD HOLDER MAKE & TAKE:  Come make this charming gift card holder featuring G45 Midnight Masquerade paper as well as Creative Impressions fabulous Blossoms in different textures and colors, ready to build into gorgeous flowers!  Several pockets inside have space not only for the gift card, but for your greeting as well.  Please bring your basic kit with you to this Make & Take.  With Susan Mostek on Friday, 6/2 from 10:30am-Noon OR on Sunday, 6/4 from 2-3:30pm.  $4
FLOWER RIBBON MAKE & TAKE: Come create a beautiful flower using Creative Impressions Blossoms!  With the addition of a bow made from CI’s Dot Ribbon, you will make a fabulous embellishment perfect for a special card, for use as a pin, hair barrette, etc.  So cute!!  With Susan Mostek on Friday, 6/2 from 1:30-3pm OR on Saturday, 6/3 from 10am-12:30pm.  $1
DESIGNING WITH ELEMENTS - PAPER DOLL PLAY:  On this opening day of our special B-Line Designs Trunk Show, you will learn several design construction techniques as you create a fanciful paper doll with B-Line rubber stamps and Creative Impressions embellishments.  You will also learn to color porcelain looking skin tones with Prismacolor pencils.  A free B-Line Designs rubber stamp is included for each student.  Bring your basic kit to class.  Additional supply list is requested and you may call or visit the store for that list.  With Michelle Bodensteiner on Friday, 6/2 from 1-3:30pm.  $15 
 
MY WISH FOR YOU CARD:  This unique pop-up card makes quite a statement!  Susan provides wonderful written instructions and templates for class participants, making this card a breeze to make!  You will want to create lots more!  A B-Line Designs stamp is included in the price of the class and there will also be prizes given away during the class!!  Bring your basic kit to class as well as several additional supplies, a full list is available at the store.  With Susan Mostek on Saturday, 6/3 from 10am-1pm.  $25
 
FOREVER IN MY HEART KEEPSAKE BOX:  A delightful keepsake box designed with Kaisercraft’s Cherry Tree Lane Collection, B-Line Designs transparencies and rubber stamps, and Creative Impressions embellishments.  You can tuck little treasures into the 4 concealed matchbox drawers.  A magnetic closure top opens to reveal a beautiful collaged sentiment and a place for your own heritage photo.  You will receive written instructions and templates to recreate this lovely project.  A free B-Line Designs stamp is also included for each student.  There will be a 30-minute lunch break, please bring your lunch with you.  Bring your basic kit to class as well as additional required supplies – please call or visit the store for the complete list.  Class is limited to 12.  With Michelle Bodensteiner on Saturday, 6/3 from 10am-4:30pm.  $30
PHOTO CROPPING CARD:  Learn how to use your photos to create this unique effect in your card-making.  Bring your basic kit to class.  With Judi on Tuesday, 6/6 from 1-4pm $5
G45 CITYSCAPE CARDS:  Features the Graphic 45 travel paper collection Cityscape. These are great vintage looing all occasion cards.  One of Julia's favorite G45 papers - better make these cards before the paper is gone! Bring your basic kit to class.  With Julia on Wednesday, 6/7 from 2-4pm.  6/$20.
SERENDIPTY CARDS:  The BoBunny Serendipity paper collection creates the most wonderful songbird cards.  They are a lovely reminder of the joy of spring and the happy songs the birds sing!  Bring your basic kit to class.  With Marsha on Thursday, 6/8 from 10am-12:30pm.  4/$18.
OLDE CARS MASCULINE CARDS: Four old fashioned cut apart vintage cars are featured in this masculine card class.  Backgrounds are made with new Distress Oxide Inks.  Stencils with Nuvo Mousse embellish the charming cards set on 7 Gypsies license plate paper.  Bring your basic tool kit and a few of your favorite distress ink pad colors to coordinate, such as brown, blue and red.  Easy as background-image-embellish!  With Cherri on Thursday, 6/8 from 1:30-3:30pm.  4/$14
DESTINY ALBUM: Features a beautiful new paper collection from Prima Marketing.  Bring your basic kit to class.  With Denise on Friday 6/9 from 6-9pm (Part 1) AND on Saturday 6/10 from 9am-4pm (Part 2).  $75
ACCORION ALBUM:  This fun little album is very simple to make. Great for all skill levels. The album has a simple accordion folded spine which holds 10 pockets with a card in each pocket. The tags can be used to hold little sayings and photos. The paper collection has lots of pretty flowers. Very Springy!  Bring your basic kit to class.  With Pat on Saturday, 6/10 from 10am-12:30pm.  $20
TROPICAL PARADISE CARDS: This class features the newest paper collection from Heartfelt Creations! Bring your basic kit to class.  With Leslie on Saturday, 6/10 from 12:30pm-3:30pm.  3/$14
CALENDAR CARDS w/BINDER: This class was a fabulous way to start the year and the fun continues!  In total, you'll get a card storage binder, dividers for all 12 months, 24 cards with envelopes and 12 technique tags so you can remember all of the great things we will be making!  This class will be offered on several Sundays in 2017 - 3/19, 6/11, and 9/17.  Bring your basic kit to class.  With Patsy on Sunday 6/11 from 12:30-3pm.  $50 – includes binder. Contact Patsy at the store for details on joining this class and receiving all materials if you didn’t sign up at the beginning of the sessions. 
IN MY GARDEN CARDS: Backgrounds, layers and collage are always fundamentals in classes with Cherri.  These cards also feature hands-on backgrounds with the new Distress Oxide Inks.  The collages use up to six stamps each.  Much of the stamping and fussy-cutting with already be done, so student can focus on background techniques and stamping.  Students bring UHU glue stick, Skor tape, tacky white glue, piercing tool (awl), and Vintage Photo Distress Ink pad with blender tool.  Also bring if you have – precision stamp press and ¼” corner rounder punch.  With Cherri on Sunday, 6/11 from 12:30-3pm. 4/$18.
GLITTER CRITTER CARDS:  Features glitter paper (not the messy kind!) and EC dies.  Bring your basic kit to class.  With Denise on Tuesday 6/13 from 1-4pm.   4/$18
 
BEAUTY ABOUND CARDS & BOX:  Class features the paper collection Scents of the Season.  Bring your basic kit to class.  With Judi on Tuesday, 6/13 from 1-4pm.  $21 – includes box and 4 cards. 
 
ART IMPRESSIONS WATERCOLOR: Have you struggled with watercoloring and just don’t know what to do??  Well, this is the perfect class for you!  With a few simple tips and tricks, Patsy will turn your frustration into pure FUN!!!  To sweeten the deal, a stamp set is INCLUDED!!  Bring your basic kit.  With Patsy on Wednesday 6/14 from 10:30am-12:30pm OR on Saturday, 6/24 from 10:30am-12:30pm.   $18
 USA BANNER:  Really….the name says it all!  Just in time for your Independence Day decorating.  Bring your basic kit to class.  With Patsy on Thursday, 6/15 from 10:15am-12:15pm.  $15
LITTLE BIRD TOLD ME CARDS:  If you love Dylusions stamps as much as Diane does, come play with her.  We will be stamping, coloring, stickling, and pearling.  Please bring your own black Versafine ink pad.  She will have lots of inks, colored pens, Stickles, Liquid Pearls and stamps for you to use.  If you have favorite inks feel free to bring them.  Bring your basic kit to class.  With Diane on Friday, 6/16 from 2-5pm.  5/$18. 
TEA TIME ALBUM AND TIN:  Gorgeous album and mini tin designed with an English tradition in mind – afternoon Tea Time!  Bring your basic kit to class.  With Leslie on Saturday, 6/17 from 10am-4pm.  $45
 LAYERS OF COLOR CLUB – WATER LILY CARDS:  This month we will be using the Water Lily stamp set by Hero Arts. We will be making three different cards using this set. The stamp set is included in the cost of the class. A stamp positioning tool is needed for class. With Julia on Saturday, 6/17 from 10:30am-1pm OR on Wednesday, 6/21 from 2-4:30pm.  $26 – includes stamp set
G45 VINTAGE HOLYWOOD 3D:  Julia is famous for this class and has quite a following! 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 Saturday, 6/17 from 2-4pm.  $12 (or $8 for repeaters).
TEA BAG CLUB – SUNFLOWER:  The fold of the month is Sunflower.  This fun fold makes a frame for a 2-1/2 inch photo. Each student is asked to bring a photo cut in a circle that is 2-1/2 inches in diameter. Several colors of card stock will be ready for you to cut out an easel card to match your photo. Bring your basic kit to class.  With Donna on Tuesday, 6/20 from 1-3pm.  2/$10.
 
NORTHWOODS SQUIRREL CARD:  Happy squirrels eat their leftover acorns among the spring flowers.  In class, you can choose to make the squirrels grey, red or brown.  Bring your basic kit to class. With Marsha on Wednesday, 6/22 from 10am-1pm OR on Saturday 6/24 from 1-4pm   $8 (LIMIT OF 6)
IRIS FOLD VASE CARD:  By request, this class is being offered with a larger fold. This month we will fold a cute vase. The fold lines are large on this project. This vase is a great project for first time students to Iris folding. Bring your basic kit to class.  With Donna on Thursday, 6/22 from 1-3pm.  $8. 
PROJECT CROP!!  Need some “me” time to work on your projects? Plan now and get registered to crop ‘til you drop for this one evening event.  This is open to anyone who wants some fun and focused time to work on their own specific papercrafting project whether it be cards, scrapbooking or mixed media.  It will be like playtime on steroids ‘cuz DINNER is included and you can use many of the items in the Artsy classroom – like the Bigshot, stamps, and other tools. Please bring your basic kit with you.  With Julia on Friday, 6/23 from 5-Midnight.  $15
 
MINI BOOK CLUB – MASCULINE:  This sixth edition of the Mini Book Club has a masculine theme. This is a great gift for any man in your life.  Bring your basic kit to class plus Distress Ink colors Black Soot and Hickory Smoke. With Shana on Saturday, 6/24 from 10am-4pm    $35
TWINKLING H2O CARDS:  Join Artsy’s newest instructor, Patti Chapman, in discovering how versatile and fun these shimmery little pots of water color paint can be! All of the glimmery goodness comes from finely ground mica powder and other minerals, offering a brilliance and clarity other water colors cannot compare! We will be painting on black card stock, water color paper, glossy card stock, and even painting directly onto a rubber stamp! Please bring your basic kit to class. If you have a favorite paint brush, please bring it. Everything else will be provided. With Patti on Sunday, 6/25, 12:30 - 2:30 pm. 4/$18 (Limit 6)
HEARTFELT CREATIONS MITI – CLASSIC PETUNIA:  Come in and see the newest introduction from Heartfelt Creations – Classic Petunia!  Try the stamps and dies then make a card to take with you.  With Leslie on Sunday, 6/25 from 1-3pm.  FREE
 
PLAY DAY AT ARTSY!!  Looking for a place to really spread out and work on that “UFO” (UnFinished Object)?  Or, wanna acquire some new toys at Artsy and then break into them immediately and be creative?  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!  Plus, if you need something or run out, you’re already in the perfect space to get more!! It’s starting to catch on so plan now to come in on one or all of 5 dates in May.  Bring your basic kit with you.  Tuesday, 6/27 from 10am-6pm, Thursday, 6/29 from 10am-6pm, and Friday, 6/30 from 10am-6pm - FREE!
 
PRIMARY ELEMENTS MICA POWDERS TECHNIQUES:  Learn a bunch of unique techniques using those beautiful mica powders. These techniques translate into awesome cards, scrapbooking and mixed media projects. Bring your basic kit to class.  With Julia on Wednesday, 6/28 from 2-4pm.   $18

 
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.