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!!!!
 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 CARD SET: Move over dainty, lacy cards.  Here are two manly cards the gentlemen in your life will be impressed to receive.  You'll learn how to make a dress shirt card and an origami necktie.  With the Hang-in-There carabineer card, you'll learn how to make a bowline knot. The price of this class includes the paper, a carabineer, and a Hang-in-There rubber stamp.  And if that's not enough, you will also make a box in which to put your cards! 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!)

DEB WARREN CLASS: Bring your basic kit to class, including a bottle of Glossy Accents if you have it.  Also bring colored pencils or markers for coloring.  With Deb on Wednesday, September 21 from 6-8pm. 

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

***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.