Wednesday, January 25, 2017

February Classes

All we can say today is WOW!!!!  We just got back from Creativation in Phoenix (formerly CHA!) and are blown away with excitement for what's coming!!  We've always been proud of what our instructors create for our classes but we simply can not wait to see what they line up for the next few months as our orders from CHA arrive.  In the meantime, please enjoy these classes because once the new stuff comes in, these may not be repeated any time soon!!!  Remember a couple of things: 1) Classes are doubly fun with a friend so invite one or two!   2) You get a 10% Discount on your Entire Regular-Price Purchase day of class - at EVERY Class you take!!   
NORTHWOODS BIRDHOUSE CARD:  What could be cuter than a Valentine birdhouse?  Don't ask Marsha because she forgot to send in her description for this class! LOL!  You will learn some stamping tips, some painting tips and some card creation tips.  You will be all tipped out after you finish this class!  Bring your basic kit to class. With Marsha on Thursday, 2/2 from 2-4pm   OR   Saturday, 2/18 from 10am-Noon   $8 (LIMIT OF 6)
BLOCKS AND TAGS VALENTINE STYLE:  If Grace had managed to send in a description she would have said these were softly elegant and absolutely beautiful.  The tags say "HEART".  But since I'm writing it I think they are very Valentiney and mushy.  LOL!!!   Bring your basic kit to class. With Grace on Thursday, 2/2 from 6-8pm   $15
MESSAGE OF LOVE:  Susan didn't send in a description either so here goes.  It's like being on the Love Boat, only different. It involves metal, alcohol inks and bling.  See how it's like the Love Boat?!   LOL!!  Bring your basic kit to class.  With Susan on Saturday, 2/4 from 10:30am-12:30pm     $10
PS – I LOVE U CARDS:  Just in time for Valentine’s Day. You’ll learn some new techniques including using Elizabeth Crafts Silk Microfine Glitter!  (Thanks Denise!) Bring your basic kit to class.  With Denise on Saturday 2/4 from 10:30am-12:30pm.  4/$18
VALENTINE CARDS:  Once again I have to make up a description because SOMEONE didn't send in a class description.  Ah, sweet love and beautiful Valentine cards.  Beautiful and foofoo cards will make your heart soooo happy you will just want to run, NOT WALK, to the store to sign up.  Bring your basic kit to class.  With Marsha on Saturday, 2/4 from 2-4pm  4/$18
VALENTINE BAGS:  Valentine's Day is literally right around the corner.  Let's get ready with these darling bag, tag cards.  The card is a bag and there is a tag included on the back.  This paper is so much fun.  Love the vintage look? These cards are for you.  Bring your basic kit to class.  With Diane on Saturday, 2/4 from 2-4pm.  Set of 2/$8
SUPERBOWL SUNDAY $1 CARDS:   Last year was so popular we are doing it again! Dollar cards from 12:30-1:45pm or 1:45-3:00pm.  Call the store to sign up for your favorite time.  We will have 5 or 6 fabulous cards to create!  Bring your basic kit. Sunday, 2/5 from 12:30-1:45pm or 1:45-3:00pm.  $1 per card made.
TECHNIQUE TUESDAY:  A lot of you must have been missing this because we kept getting requests to bring it back.  Okay - it's back!  Stop in anytime from 1-4pm to learn something new to use on cards or books or page layouts. 2/7, 14, 21, 28.

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, 11/9 from 10am – 2pm.  FREE, but bring your basic kit.
QUILLED HEARTS & FLOWERS:   Quilling is relaxing! For those who think it is a lot of work and hard….think again.  It’s only paper!  Roll it, twist it, curl it, glue it.  That’s all it is.  Join in to rejuvenate the art of quilling.  Nancy loves old and new quillers!  With Nancy on Wednesday, 2/8 from 2-4pm.  $9
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 Friday, 2/10 from 6-8pm   $25
MINI BOOK CLUB:  Shana is back with the 2nd edition of her year-long mini book club.  It's a lot like Shana herself:  just little and cute and pink and red and all heartsy.  She never sent in a description so I can say whatever I want.  Actually the book is not so great but it is what it is!  LOL!!! (Just kidding Shana – it’s adorable!!)  Bring your basic kit to class.  With Shana on Saturday, 2/11 from 10:14am-4pm    $35

SNOWFLAKE WREATH:  Vines, ribbons, die-cuts, and ink - Oh My!!!  Could it get any more fun??  Bring your basic kit to class.  With Julia on Saturday, 2/11 from 10:30am-12:30pm. $20
G45 PARISIAN CAFÉ 3D:  If you haven’t had a chance to learn this amazing technique from Julia, now’s your chance to ‘escape’ to Paris for a couple of hours and do so!  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, 2/11 from 1:30-3:30pm.  $12 (or $8 for repeaters)
SISTERHOOD JOURNALING – FUN WITH THE ALPHABET A-Z: Six Sunday sessions from 12:30 - 3p with Cherri $60 total, speak with instructor if you’d like to inquire about availability as space is limited and the sessions began in January:
·         February 12 …DEFG        
·         February 26 … HIJK         
·         March 12 … LMNO
·         March 26 … PQRST
·         April 9 … UVWXYZ
This returning ALTERED ART journaling group resumes January 29, 2017 to April 9, 2017 for six alternating Sundays. Open to new students, limit 12. One time mentoring class fee of $60. The overall theme will be creating pages for each letter of the alphabet – A to Z, and the challenge will be to use the “artist trading card” size (2.5 x 3.5 inches) for image designs. This is a great winter activity to spend afternoons with creative friends.
Cherri Robb mentors this lively group where students create their own unique designs, and use their own color choices and paper along with personal embellishments. Techniques will be taught each week and Cherri provides individualized design assistance for each student. Fun and sharing will be enjoyed by all, along with lots of show-and-tell!  Please stop by the store to read detailed instructions and requirements. 
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 Thursday, 2/15 from 2-4pm.   $15
BE YOURSELF ALBUM:  You would think it's MY job to write up all these class descriptions.  But NOOOOOOOOO.  Since Pat fell down and broke BOTH arms, she couldn't possibly write anything so she hired me to do it. LMAO!!!!  (LOL for all of you that don’t what LMAO actually means!) The Be Yourself paper is FABULOUS!  It's colorful and happy - just like Pat.  The album is fun and easy to create with Pat guiding you along.  Bring your basic kit to class. With Pat on Saturday, 2/18 from 12:30-4:30pm     $30
PEDAL POWERED CARDS:  Patsy is doing some fun bike cards even though she can't ride a bike!  They are fun and great for guys or girls.  You can make cards and get some pretend to get some exercise at the same time.  Bring your basic kit to class.  With Patsy on Saturday, 2/18 from 10:30am-1:00pm      3/$12
DISTRESS CRAYON CARDS:  Julia is repeating this class because it was so popular!  Distress crayons are the newest item to be added to Tim Holtz's distress line and more sets are coming in the next month or two.  Distress crayons have unique properties unlike any other product out there. In this class we will create 5 cards, each card uses a different technique with distress crayons. Bring your basic kit to class.  With Julia on Saturday, 2/18 from 2-4pm.  5/$16
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 Tuesday, 2/21 from 6-8pm   $25

TEENY TINY CARDS:  We are going to call these Jack-in-the-box cards because as of today, Patsy will be doing a class but has no idea what will be coming out of the box!  She hasn't figured it out yet.  It's a BIG surprise.   Bring your basic kit to class.  With Patsy on Wednesday, 2/22 from 10:30am-Noon    $7
COMB QUILLING:   This class has been requested by several so here’s your chance! It is called comb quilling or onion quilling, yes - you use a comb. This is a one-time only class, it is so easy that once you learn it you will able to make your own creations. You will need a quilling comb which you can purchase at Artsy.  With Nancy on Wednesday, 2/22 from 2-4pm.  $9

PROJECT CROP!!  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 or scrapbooking.  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.  Space is LIMITED to only 11 people so get registered soon!  With Julia on Friday, 2/24 from 4pm-Midnight.  $15
NATURE'S SKETCHBOOK ALBUM:  Grace didn't describe this one either.  What can we say?  It's just another plain Jane album thrown together by Grace.  It's with beautiful Graphic 45 paper and has no extra doodahs, embellishments or anything else that would make you swoon.  LOL!!!  It's typical Grace - fabulous!   Bring your basic kit to class. On Saturday, 2/25 from 9am-4pm  $65

***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.