Thursday, February 21, 2019

March Classes



ARTSY’S MARCH CLASS DESCRIPTIONS 
Remember, you receive a 10% Discount on your Entire Regular-Price Purchase day of class!!
PLAY DAY AT ARTSY:  These days at Artsy have been a true hit and the feedback has been great!  FREE play days in your Happy Place!  Can’t get better than that.  So, if you’re 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 both dates in February from 10am-5pm each day. Bring your basic kit with you as supplies are not included.  Friday 3/1 or Tuesday 3/5.   FREE! 

MICA POWDER TECHNIQUES: Learn several techniques using distress oxide inks. These inks are incredible, a fusion of pigment ink and distress ink, unlike any other ink you have used. We will create tags for your easy reference. Bring your basic kit to class.  With Julia on Saturday, 3/2 from 10:30am-12:30pm.  $15

DISTRESS INK TECHNIQUES:  Distress Ink techniques for beginners or other fun people. Hehehe!!  Learn some basic and not so basic things to do with these amazing inks!  Bring your basic kit to class. With Patsy on Thursday, 3/7 from 10:30-12:30pm.   $25

ARTSY PAPER:  In this class, we are going to make our own paper strips to use for cardmaking!  Wear crummy clothes because it’s dirty and fun! Bring your basic kit to class.  With Patsy on Friday, 3/8 from       2-4pm.  $12

PAN PANEL LANDSCAPES:  Two of the most fun things to do - stamp and color!  Those two basic techniques create just lovely cards. Bring your basic kit to class.  With Sue N on Saturday, 3/9 from 10:30am-12:30pm. $16.

KISS THE COOK CLIPBOARD:  You asked for it ... and here's another clipboard with Cherri.  Features an old-fashioned kitchen theme, has a pocket for coupons and will be just as handy as can be to keep track of your shopping list ... at home, in the car and in the store! Products featured are Dylusions paint, alcohol ink, and vintage gel medium.  Includes front and back of clipboard design. Students must bring white tacky glue with fine tip point (or you can purchase this in the store that day).  Also bring a knife and cutting board if you want to fussy cut inside the apron strings.  Bring your basic kit to class.  With Cherri on Saturday, 3/9 from 10am-12:30pm.  $18

GEL PRESS PARTY: Bring your gel press and brayer and let’s play. I will provide papers and paints. It will be so much fun you won’t want it to end. I will bring all of my stencils and tools for your use. You may bring your own stencils and tools, just be sure to label them with your name.  With Julia on Saturday, 3/9 from   1-4pm.  $18

LITTLE SISTERS ART JOURNAL:  Art Journaling returns in 2019 with three groups – and continues with the gathering of two established groups, The Sisterhood and The Little Sisters.  Plus, a third group is now open for new participants – the All-Star Sisters.  Please refer to Cherri’s blog, www.angelsandpears.wordpress.com. The Little Sisters will have six bi-weekly sessions from January through March, meeting every other weekend on Sunday.  This year’s project will be based on Cherri’s journal “Autographs from a Bird” which includes paper engineering, techniques and products.  The students provide all their own supplies, while Cherri brings mentoring, demonstrations and many things to share.  $60 for all six sessions, and payment must be made by December 30th to hold your spot.  Check with the instructor for availability if interested in participating.
To begin each student should collect “Cherri’s Tool Box”, which can be found on her blog, www.angelsandpears.wordpress.com.  In addition, on Session One each student brings 10 pieces of color coordinated 12x12 cardstock printed on both sides and a good 12” personal paper trimmer.  From there, each week Cherri will post on her blog the next session class plan.  Bring your basic kit to class.  With Cherri on Sundays, 3/10 AND 3/24 from Noon-3pm, $60 for six sessions.  Maximum 8 on the new group.  Contact the instructor for availability if interested in participating.
 

ALCOHOL INK TECHNIQUES: Alcohol Ink Techniques for inquiring minds. 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 Tuesday, 3/12 from 10-NOON.   $25

CSU CARD GROUP:  This card making group from CSU has returned to Artsy for 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 1st or 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, 3/13 from 10am-Noon.  FREE, but bring your basic kit.


BLOCKS & TAGS – LUCKY OR RISEN:  With her return as an instructor, Grace also brings her beautiful blocks and tags class with her! Yay!  Lucky tags for all of you who are Irish or at least Irish one day a year OR the beautiful Easter theme Risen to celebrate the holiday. Imagine an Easter sunrise, with all its glorious colors.  This is what we will create with Distress inks.  The colors will be Broken China, Worn Lipstick, Wild Honey, Dusty Concord, Peeled Paint and Walnut.  Please bring these colors with you and I also recommend bringing both purple and brown fine tip markers along with your basic kit to class.   If you’ve never taken this class in the past and want to get the blocks, please alert the store when you register that you’ll need a set of blocks from the instructor.  There is an additional one-time cost for those of $15.  Bring your basic kit to class.  With Grace on Thursday 3/14 from 5-7pm.  $15
PASSPORT BOOK:  This is such a fun creation!  You’ll learn how to make the Passport Book using Eileen Hull's Sizzix Die.  Class includes the laminated cover, three signature books, fun pockets, tags and floral die cuts to decorate the interior.  Bring your basic kit to class.  With Sue R on Friday, 3/15 from 10am-1pm.  $24  LIMIT OF 6 ADULTS, NO KIDS PLEASE.

ARTSY’S 8TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY AND BIG DEMO DAY CELEBRATION!!  Well, we simply can’t believe we are celebrating EIGHT years of fun, family, and friendship here at Artsy.  It’s a bit surreal to be honest. But it’s also definitely a time to PARTY!!  Please join us all day for fabulous demos, yummy snacks & drinks, some super-special sales and surprises, and of course PRIZES ALL DAY LONG!!  It’s gonna be a real hoot that you’ll simply have to come check it out.  Watch your email for more details to be unveiled as the date approaches!!!   With Patsy and crew on Saturday, 3/16 from 10am-5pm!!!  FREE
 

SISTERHOOD UFO: The Sisterhood will meet monthly January through April and work on UFO’s (Unfinished Objects), plus Patsy will provide one product or technique demonstration at each session.  This is the fourth year of a returning group.  The fee will be $5 per session donated to one of Patsy’s animal charities.  It is an art fellowship full of love and laughter.  Bring your basic kit to class.  With Cherri on Sunday, 3/17 from Noon-3pm.
LAWN FAWN WISH BIG BIRTHDAY CARDS:  “Wish Big” three birthday cards, I always need birthday cards on hand, these cute critters make any age smile.  Making 3 cards including 2 box cards.  Bring your basic kit to class.  With Julia on Tuesday, 3/19 from 1-4pm OR on Saturday, 3/23 from 1-4pm.  3/$20

GATEFOLD BLANK ONLY:  Grace is looking forward to teaching you how to create the album blank and then you can decorate it later as you choose.  Bring your basic kit to class.  With Grace on Wednesday, 3/20 from 10am-1pm.  $35
GATEFOLD PAPER AND BLANK:  This class is a continuation of the Gatefold Blank class for those who want to learn how to decorate their Gatefold Blank Box.  If you have a box already made from previous class or you made one at home, bring it to this class to finish it with Grace’s guidance. We will be using the beautiful new Stamperia paper.  Bring your basic kit to class.  With Grace on Wednesday, 3/20 from 10am-1pm.  $35
STAMPERIA GATEFOLD ALBUM:  Grace is back doing decorative boxes!  Woohoo!  Her first one is a gatefold done with Stamperia paper.  It’s beautiful. Bring your basic kit to class.  With Grace on Thursday, 3/21 from 10am-4pm.  $75
FILE FOLDER FLIPBOOK:  Stamperia paper gets another home run rating with this Home Sweet Home altered file folder.  The class begins with creating Distress Oxide Ink background on the file folder with distress oxide reinkers, followed by a lunch break.  The afternoon offers a world of collage and layering teaching all the fundamentals of creative paper assemblage.  80% of the paper cutting will be done by Cherri, awaiting each student's interpretation.  STUDENTS MUST BRING one "antique linen Distress Oxide reinker" , adhesives (fine point tip white tacky glue, pop-up dots), your favorite color Distress brown ink pad (sample uses a mini-tea dye pad).  No pre-class manicures recommended, or else bring your own latex gloves.  Also bring baby wipes, paper towels and rags.  With Cherri on Saturday, 3/23 from 10am-4pm OR on Thursday, 3/28 from 10am-4pm.  $35    LIMIT of 6

EMBROIDERY ON PAPER:  If you haven’t tried this cool technique on paper yet, you are missing the boat!  Punch a design, stitch the pattern and create a card.  It’s easier than it looks!  Plus, it’s the perfect little surprise element to add texture to your cards or scrapbook pages.  Bring your basic kit to class.  With Patsy on Tuesday, 3/26 from 10am-Noon.  $5

EASTER CELEBRATION CARDS/BOX:  Come join Susan as she guides you through making beautiful cards made from just a few sheets of paper and Creative Impressions embellishments.  Susan has even more samples to show you created from the same paper sheets!  REQUIRED SUPPLIES:  Basic kit, matte medium.  With Susan Mostek on Wednesday, 3/27 from 1-3pm.  3/$15

NORTHWOODS WAGON WHEEL WATERCOLOR: Learn watercolor stamping techniques using this beautiful Northwoods Wagon Wheel stamp.  Patsy will guide you through some incredibly easy steps in water coloring that will be sure to impress the recipients of these gorgeous, yet simple cards.  Stamp not included.  Bring your basic kit to class.  With Patsy on Friday, 3/29 from 2-4pm.  $7

STAMPERIA CARDS:  Stamperia papers are simply beautiful so it makes sense that cards from the papers would also be beautiful! Take this class and see for yourself how versatile the patterns are.  Bring your basic kit to class. With Juli on Saturday, 3/30 from 10:30-am-1pm.  4/$20

 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.

Sunday, January 20, 2019

February Classes 2019

ARTSY’S FEBRUARY CLASS DESCRIPTIONS 
Remember, you receive a 10% Discount on your ENTIRE Regular-Price  Product Purchase  on the day of class!!  

BOTANICAL VALENTINES:  Come join Susan as she guides you through making 5 beautiful cards made from just a few sheets of paper and Creative Impressions embellishments.  Susan has even more samples to show you created from the same paper sheets!  REQUIRED SUPPLIES:  Basic kit, matte medium.  With Susan Mostek on Friday, 2/1 from 1-3pm.  5/$20

LAWN FAWN VALENTINE MAKE-IT-TAKE-IT DAY:  Come in between 11am-2pm and get your Valentine’s Day cards made! There will be lots of Lawn Fawn cuteness to choose from. Make simple valentines that will be perfect for a classmate or a lunch box note, to something more elaborate like a spinner or a shaker card for that extra “Wow” factor. Julia will have some door prize drawings too for adorable Lawn Fawn products, so be sure to stop by! Cost will range from $1.00 to $3.00 per card depending on what you make to take. With Julia on 2/2 from 11am-2pm.  $1-$3 each

VALENTINES CARDS: Love is certainly in the air and what holiday would be complete without a “Denise” class to make it even that much more special??  You’ll play with lots of dies, alcohol ink and bling in this one.  Bring your basic kit to class.  With Denise on Saturday, 2/2 from 1-4pm.  4/$18


LAWN FAWN VALENTINE CARDS:  They’re movable. They’re interactive. They’re cute. In this class, you’ll leave with a fun smile and 3 valentine cards using Lawn Fawn stamps and dies, including a kitchen scene that folds flat for mailing. Bring your basic kit to class.  With Julia on 2/5 from 1-4pm.  3/$20

PLAY DAY AT ARTSY:  These days at Artsy have been a true hit and the feedback has been great!  FREE play days in your Happy Place!  Can’t get better than that.  So, if you’re 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 FIVE dates in February from 10am-5pm each day. Bring your basic kit with you as supplies are not included.  Wednesday 2/6, Thursday 2/14, Tuesday 2/19, Friday 2/22 and Tuesday 2/26.   FREE!  

GATEFOLD ALBUM BLANK:  Grace is BACK!!!  She’s looking forward to teaching you how to create the album blank and then you get to decorate it later as you choose.  Bring your basic kit to class.  With Grace on Thursday, 2/7 from 12:30-3pm.  $35

DISTRESS INK TECHNIQUES:  Distress Ink techniques for beginners or other fun people. Hehehe!!  Learn some basic and not so basic things to do with these amazing inks!  Bring your basic kit to class. With Patsy on Thursday, 2/7 from 6-8pm.   $25

SIZZIX SIDEKICK CARDS:  Connect or reconnect with the Sizzix Sidekick and learn how to make these classic little gems - one for Winter, one for Easter, and one for a Birthday.  Have fun and explore the seasonal Tim Holtz Sizzix Sidekick dies. Bring your basic kit to class.  With Sue R on Friday, 2/8 from 10:30am-12:30pm.  3/$15

SHOPPING CLIPBOARD:  You asked for it ... and here's another clipboard with Cherri.  Features an old-fashioned kitchen theme, has a pocket for coupons and will be just as handy as can be to keep track of your shopping list ... at home, in the car and in the store! Products featured are Dylusions paint, alcohol ink, and vintage gel medium.  Includes front and back of clipboard design. Students must bring white tacky glue with fine tip point (or you can purchase this in the store that day).  Also bring a knife and cutting board if you want to fussy cut inside the apron strings.  Bring your basic kit to class.  With Cherri on Saturday, 2/9 from 10am-1pm.  $18

LAVENDER ALBUM:  This 6.5 x 6.5 album is constructed using Prima's Lavender Collection paper. The spine is covered in pink roses and is embellished with charms, chain and ribbon. Each page has a top-loading pocket. You will construct the album and embellish the pages in class. This album is an excellent choice for a special gift. Great album for displaying photos from a special event/occasion. This is a 2-part class.  Bring your basic kit to class.  With Pat on Saturday 2/9 from 10am-4pm AND on Sunday, 2/10 from Noon-3pm.  $75.
LITTLE SISTERS ART JOURNAL:  Art Journaling returns in 2019 with three groups – and continues with the gathering of two established groups, The Sisterhood and The Little Sisters.  Plus, a third group is now open for new participants – the All-Star Sisters.  Please refer to Cherri’s blog, www.angelsandpears.wordpress.com. The Little Sisters will have six bi-weekly sessions from January through March, meeting every other weekend on Sunday.  This year’s project will be based on Cherri’s journal “Autographs from a Bird” which includes paper engineering, techniques and products.  The students provide all their own supplies, while Cherri brings mentoring, demonstrations and many things to share.  $60 for all six sessions, and payment must be made by December 30th to hold your spot.  Check with the instructor for availability if interested in participating.
To begin each student should collect “Cherri’s Tool Box”, which can be found on her blog, www.angelsandpears.wordpress.com.  In addition, on Session One each student brings 10 pieces of color coordinated 12x12 cardstock printed on both sides and a good 12” personal paper trimmer.  From there, each week Cherri will post on her blog the next session class plan.  Bring your basic kit to class.  With Cherri on Sundays, 2/10 AND 2/24 from Noon-3pm, $60 for six sessions.  Maximum 8 on the new group.  Contact the instructor for availability if interested in participating.

ALCOHOL INK TECHNIQUES: Alcohol Ink Techniques for inquiring minds. 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 Tuesday, 2/12 from 6-8pm.   $25

CSU CARD GROUP:  This card making group from CSU has returned to Artsy for 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 1st or 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, 2/13 from 10am-Noon.  FREE, but bring your basic kit.

DISTRESS OXIDE INK TECHNIQUES: Learn several techniques using distress oxide inks. These inks are incredible, a fusion of pigment ink and distress ink, unlike any other ink you have used. We will create tags for your easy reference. Bring your basic kit to class.  With Julia on Friday, 2/15 from 2-4pm.  $20

MIXED MEDIA MASTERPIECES: Are you interested in learning how to make a mixed media canvas?  Julia is cleaning out her crafty hoard and bringing it to class. You choose the size canvas you would like to make, and Julia will teach you how to put it together. Things to bring class would be a photo or any memorabilia that you would like to incorporate into your design. Don’t have that? No worries, she will have plenty for you to choose from. This is an all-day class, the size canvas you choose will determine how long it takes to create.  Canvas sizes available: 8x10 $30, 12x12 $35, 11x14 $40, 8x20 $45.  Please indicate which size you would like when registering for the class.  Bring your basic kit to class.  With Julia on Saturday, 2/16 from 10:30am-3:30pm.    $30-$45, depending on the canvas size.

CREATIVE IMPRESSIONS DEMO: Stop in between 11am-2pm to learn about the fabulous Creative Impressions products and gadgets we have in the store.  Susan Mostek will be on hand to show you all the new stuff and review some of the tried and true goodies too!  With Susan on Saturday, 2/16.  FREE!!!

SISTERHOOD UFO: The Sisterhood will meet monthly January through April and work on UFO’s (Unfinished Objects), plus Patsy will provide one product or technique demonstration at each session.  This is the fourth year of a returning group.  The fee will be $5 per session donated to one of Patsy’s animal charities.  It is an art fellowship full of love and laughter.  Bring your basic kit to class.  With Cherri on Sunday, 2/17 from Noon-3pm. 

EMBROIDERY ON PAPER:  If you haven’t tried this cool technique on paper yet, you are missing the boat!  Punch a design, stitch the pattern and create a card.  It’s easier than it looks!  Plus, it’s the perfect little surprise element to add texture to your cards or scrapbook pages.  Bring your basic kit to class.  With Patsy on Wednesday, 2/20 from 6-8pm.  $5  

ST PATRICK’S DAY MAGNETIC SHADOW BOX:  The March shadow box is a beautiful study in green and white; a celebration of St. Patrick’s Day.  It includes an Irish Blessing, Shamrocks, “Good Luck”, Leprechauns, and lucky horseshoes. It’s a reminder that winter will soon be over, and the flowers of spring will soon arrive.  Please bring your basic kit with pop-dots, glue dots, score tape, etc. Also bring Distressed inks: Mowed Lawn and Twisted Citron.  Patsy has magnetic shadow boxes available at an additional cost if this is your first seasonal shadow box class. Bring your basic kit to class. With Marsha on Thursday 2/21 from 12:30-3:30pm, Saturday 2/23 from 12:30-3:30pm OR on Thursday 2/28 from 12:30-3:30pm.  $20 (+ cost of shadowbox if needed).  There is a limit of 10 per class.  

DISTRESS MOON CARDS:  Create these fabulous and mysterious moon cards with masking, Distress Inks, stamps and lots of creativity! Bring your basic kit to class.  With Sue N on Saturday, 2/23 from 10:30am-1pm. 4/$16.

WINTER FRAME SHADOWBOX:  Everyone’s been asking Patsy “Where did you get that beautiful Winter Frame scene?  Will this soon be offered as a class?”  Well, your wait is over and the gift that Grace gave Patsy for Christmas is now being offered as a class so you can enjoy your very own or gift it to someone special!  Learn to make the frame shadowbox from cardstock, add winter wonders of die cuts in trees, deer, snowflakes, etc.  All die cuts will be pre-cut and ready for you to assemble in this class.  Bring your basic kit to class.  With Grace on Saturday, 2/23 from 2-4pm.  $20

MEMORYDEX:  This “Memorydex” is a new take on the old rolodex.  It’s a perpetual calendar!  It’s a source of inspiration!  It’s a place to keep secret treasures!  Find yourself a rolodex of any size and shape and bring it to class.  You will receive tabs for the 12 months, 24 blanks and 12 decorative tabs.  From there – your imagination will carry you!  Bring your basic kit with you to class.  With Patsy on Sunday, 2/24 from 12:30-2pm.  $15
ART IMPRESSIONS FLORAL CART:   Learn watercolor stamping techniques using this beautiful Art Impressions Floral Cart watercolor stamp.  Patsy will guide you through some incredibly easy steps in water coloring that will be sure to impress the recipients of these gorgeous, yet simple cards.  Stamp set not included.  Bring your basic kit to class.  With Pat on Wednesday, 2/7 from 6-8pm.  $7



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.