Saturday, May 21, 2016

June Classes and Events!

YAY!! Spring really has finally sprung and isn't the sunshine fabulous??  Lots going on at Artsy this month - including adding three new instructors to our already fabulous mix!!   We welcome Juli, Kathy and Susan to the Artsy Instructor list this month and they have created some beautiful and fun classes this month.  The "Buy 3 Classes - Get 1 FREE" promo is a huge hit so we're gonna keep doing it.  When you purchase 3 classes in June, you'll get to take the Birthday Cards Class on June 29th for FREE!  So, check out all the classes below and get yourself registered today for your faves - invite a friend or two and enjoy some quality Girl Time!  See you soon at Artsy!
10% Discount on Entire Regular-Price Purchase day of class!!
Buy 3 Classes in June, get the June 29th Class FREE!!

EMBROIDERY ON PAPER:  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, 6/1 from 10-Noon  $10
GELLI PLATE PRINTING 101 TAGS:  This class has been in demand so Julia is doing it again!  You’re just gonna have to see these samples in person – and then sign up to learn how to do this.  Julia will teach you this awesome inking technique using a 3” x 5”Gelli Plate – that you get to KEEP!  It’s an easy, fun and highly addictive technique that ANY papercrafter or scrapbooker can use. It’s also perfect for your Art Journals!  All YOU need to bring with you to class is your brayer, everything else will be provided.  If you don’t have a brayer yet, you can purchase one at the store.  With Julia on Thursday 6/2 from 2-4:30pm.   $30

BEAUTIFUL DREAMER GIFT BOX WITH 4 CARDS:  Learn to use Prima sprays to create a new effect on these glossy gift boxes, tie up with a bow, and fill with four fun Steampunk cards.  As easy as 1-2-3!  Students get all the scraps … probably enough to make 4 more cards.  Adhesives required are ¾ inch Skor tape, white tacky glue and UHU glue stick.   Also bring these distress inks if you have – crushed olive, Victorian velvet, peeled paint, brushed corduroy, hickory smoke, dusty concord, and block soot.  Bring your basic kit to class.   With Cherri on Friday, 6/3 from 6-8:30pm.  $20

VINTAGE LADY MIXED MEDIA CANVAS:  Just when we thought Julia couldn’t amaze us any more than she already does….she brings this beauty in to the store!   Get registered ASAP to learn how to create this stunning 11x14 mixed media canvas for your very own collection or plan to gift it to someone special.  You’ll learn several fabulous techniques while having fun playing and getting messy!  Bring your basic kit to class as well as your own container of baby wipes.  When you register for this class, please ask for the specific supply list to also bring to class.  With Julia on Saturday, 6/4 from 10am-3pm.  $45 

BRUSHO POWDER WATERCOLOR PAINT DEMO:  Mark your calendar now to pop into Artsy for this fun demo using one of the newest products on the market - Brusho paints!!   These are unique, transparent, and highly pigmented water-color ink powders that give wonderful bursts of color when using a simple sprinkle technique.  It is perfect for creating background colors on paper, card stock and fabric.  With Patsy on Saturday 6/4 from 10:30-11:30am.  FREE! 

SISTERHOOD REUNION #1:  The Sisterhood of the Traveling Scrap Journal reconvenes with their first 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.  With Cherri on Sunday, 6/5 from 12:30-3pm. $7

MINI BOX ALBUM BLANK:  This is one of Grace’s most popular photo album boxes!  You’ll learn the basics for construction and a few tips for decorating it on your own.  Once you have these basics under your belt, you’ll be hooked and able to reproduce the box album any time!  Bring your basic kit to class.  With Grace on Sunday, 6/5 from 12:30-3:30pm.  $28.

MUM & BUTTERFLY CARD:  Mum’s the word…well, sort of…right?  What a beautiful image with this pretty butterfly on a mum flower!  Perfect for Springtime smiles – you’ll love learning how to watercolor this beautiful stamped image.  Bring your basic kit to class.  With Marsha on Tuesday, 6/7 from 2-4pm OR later that evening on Tuesday 6/7 from 6-8pm.    $8  (LIMIT OF 5 at each class)

TEA BAG CLUB:   Perfect timing in preparation for your Independence Day greetings!  Ever wonder why it’s called the Tea Bag design?  Well, it dates back to England during the war when everything was repurposed! Tea bags were dried out and folded into cute little flowers and shapes for use as decorations.  Donna has been using this technique for years and you’ll have fun learning it from her!  Bring your basic kit to class.  With Donna on Wednesday 6/8 from 10:30am-12:30pm.  3/$10

WORDS TO LIVE BY!! CARDS:  These cards simply scream summer fun!!  There are all kinds of techniques and ideas hidden away in each of these cards and Patsy will be thrilled to show them to you!  Bring your basic kit.  With Patsy on Thursday 6/9 from 10am-Noon.   5/$12

BRUSHO CARDS: On the heels of a fabulous DEMO by Patsy the week before, you won’t be able to resist the chance to play with these unique powder paints first-hand!  This fun product will have you hooked in no time cuz it’s just so much darn fun!  Bring your basic kit to class.  With Patsy on Friday, 6/10 from 2-4pm.  3/$6. 

RED, WHITE, AND BLUE BANNER SHOP HOP: SAVE THE DATE!!!  On Saturday, June 11th from 10am - 4pm, Artsy is participating in a special Banner Shop Hop with Memories Unlimited, Crop-A-Latte, Free Heart, Scrap 2 It, and Capture!  “Hop” to all the locations to complete this patriotic banner – just in time for your Independence Day d├ęcor!   Watch your email or call the store for more details and updates on all the fun! Each store will offer their own unique store sales and discounts too!  Gather a group of your “Besties” and plan know to participate in this super fun day!!  On Saturday, 6/11 from 10am – 4pm. 

GLITTER CARDS:  You’ll be simply amazed at how fun and non-messy these glitter cards are to make! Juli is a new instructor to Artsy this month and she is excited to teach you how to create these beauties with peel-offs and lots of color!  With Juli on Saturday, 6/11 from 10-Noon OR on Monday, 6/13 from 10-Noon.  2/$12

FIRECRACKER STARS: Denise is changin’ things up a bit for you this month.  You’ll have a “blast” creating this fun set of three patriotic wooden stars!  These will look great on your mantle, window sill, a shelf, or as a table centerpiece.  Bring your basic kit to class.  With Denise on Sunday, 6/12 from 12:30-3:30pm.  $22

ART BOARD SERIES:  Take any one or all three decorative art board classes 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.  There will be three, monthly offerings of this class with Cherri – on Sunday, 6/12 from 12:30 – 3:30pm, on Friday,7/29 from 6 – 8:30pm, and on Friday, 8/26 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.

GRANDMA’S ATTIC CARDS: This gorgeous NEW Pion paper line direct from Sweden will have you mesmerized!  You’ll receive one complete 12x12 sheet with all 12 vintage tinted B&W images of ladies from ‘Grandma’s Attic” to use during class and then take the remaining 9 home to create more cards on your own.  You’ll learn how to incorporate several new dies from Memory Box and Sizzix (i.e. Tim Holtz) in these designs, and play with Distress Ink, lace, ribbon, hat pins, and vintage brads.  Bring your basic kit to class and one or two handles for use with distressing sponges if you have them.  With Becki on Tuesday, 6/14 from 6-8pm.  3/$18

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.  To those of you skeptics out there, don’t let the size fool you!  Big impact comes out of small things and we know Patsy has a loyal following with this fun class.  Don’t wait any longer to see what you’ve been missing – get registered today!  Bring your basic kit to class.  With Patsy on Wednesday, 6/15 from 10am-Noon    $7

FATHER’S DAY MINI ALBUM:  This is the most adorable mini album yet!  Totally decked out with a manly theme, it’s the perfect keepsake for that special Dad in your life to hold over a dozen favorite photos and memories.  Bring your basic kit to class.  With Shana on Thursday, 6/16 from 12:30-4:30pm.  $35

BITS & PIECES CARDS:  These fun designs will incorporate several little ‘bits and pieces’ from various sources giving you some great ideas to take home with you for use in your own studio!  Bring your basic kit to class.  With Diane on Friday, 6/17 from 2-4pm.   5/$15

MY GIRLS TAGS: The Lost Coast Designs stamps trunk show is closing – featured tags.  Select from 3 of 5 TAG designs.  Technique includes colored pencils and blending.  Manga girls will already be cut out for you!  All ages welcome. With Cherri on Saturday, 6/18 from 10:30am-12:30pm.  $10.

SECRET GARDEN ALBUM:   Pat’s back with this incredibly beautiful and unique album!  So full of the Springtime feeling and color, too.  It will be hard to decide of you’ll give it away as a gift or if you’ll keep it for yourself!  No matter what, you won’t want to miss this 2-part class.  Bring your basic kit to class.  With Pat on Sunday, 6/19 from Noon-4pm AND on Sunday, 6/26 from Noon-4pm.  $30

FIELD OF POPPIES:  This class is simply amazing!  Susan is a new instructor to Artsy this month and is so excited to teach you how to actually DRAW these gorgeous poppies by hand and create these beautiful cards and tags.  Yep – this is NOT a stamped’ll be so proud of yourself for learning this.  Bring your basic kit to class.  With Susan on Tuesday, 6/21 from 10:30am-12:30pm.  $5

NORTHWOODS WOLF! CARD:  The NEW Northwood stamps for summer are out and are amazing! You’ll have a howlin’ good time learning watercolor techniques to bring these wolves to life.  Don’t wait too long to register as each class has a 5-student limit.  Bring your basic kit to class.  With Marsha on Wednesday, 6/22 from 2-4pm OR later that evening on Wednesday 6/22 from 6-8pm.    $8  (LIMIT OF 5)

DISTRESS INK TECHNIQUES:  These magic pads can create a lot of diverse looks and Distress Inks are truly the “in” thing these days! Come in and learn at least 7 techniques and take home instruction tags for all 7.  Bring your basic kit to class.   With Patsy on Thursday, 6/23 from 10-Noon.  $25

TAGS (& BLOCKS) LIBERTY:  This month’s set of tags will certainly show off your patriotic flare with this colorful red, white, and blue Liberty theme!!  Bring your basic kit to class.  With Grace on Thursday, 6/23 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.)

TALES OF ROSES CARDS: What a true sign of summer…beautiful, fragrant roses.  You’ll have a hard time keeping yourself from not sniffing the paper as you create these lovely rose-themed cards! Bring your basic kit to class.  With Diane on Friday, 6/24 from 2-4pm.  5/$15

BLOOM CANVAS:  Kathy is also a brand new instructor to Artsy and is excited to share her talents with you in creating this warm and bright piece of art!  This fun class will use texture paste, alcohol inks, Prima Art Alchemy Metallic paints and painted flowers using mica powders.  All the supplies to create this piece are included in the class fee, but please bring your basic kit and a palette knife if you have one, for creating your texture.  With Kathy on Saturday, 6/25 from 10am-1pm.  $30

GRAPHIC 45 STEAMPUNK ADVENTURES 2 of 3:  The second of this three class event using Graphic 45's re-released "Steampunk Debutante" Deluxe Collector's Edition paper package is taught by Julia.  You’ll love this 3-D technique which is Julia’s specialty!  Students will purchase the Deluxe Collector's Edition paper package which will be used in all three classes.  Next up - Patsy's will teach this class in July. Bring your basic kit to class. With Julia on Saturday 6/25 from 1-3pm.  $15 (+ the G45 Paper Pack if you don’t already have it).

EXPLODING BOX:  Susan is diving right in to teaching at Artsy by also presenting this enticing ‘exploding’ box for you this month!   This unique box is full of surprises and layers.  It also features one of our favorite papers – those colorful Dots by BoBunny!  Bring your basic kit to class.  With Susan on Sunday, 6/26 from Noon-3pm.  $20.

MAGICAL 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 Tuesday, 6/28 from 6-8pm.   $15 

BIRTHDAY CARDS:   Bright, colorful and full of doodah ideas best describe this class!  How does Patsy keep coming up with these great cards?!?!?!  You can register for this class independently or you can attend for FREE when you Buy 3 classes in JUNE!!!  BRING your basic kit to class.  With Patsy on Wednesday, 6/29 from 6-8pm.  4/$8 or FREE with purchase of 3 JUNE classes!!

G45 CITYSCAPES CARDS:  OMG!!  We have no more words for this one…is she really including EIGHT beautiful Cityscape card designs in this class for such an amazing price??  Yuuup!!  Get on board quick!  This class will certainly fill up fast.  With Julia on Thursday, 6/30 from 2-4pm.  8/$24