Sunday, August 19, 2018

September Classes

ARTSY’S SEPTEMBER CLASS DESCRIPTIONS Remember, you receive a 10% Discount on your Entire Regular-Price Purchase day of class!! 
$1 CARDS LABOR DAY WEEKEND: Oscar Wilde pretty much sums it up with this famous quote “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.” It’s baaaaack!! What a great time to catch up on making a few cards to have on hand for those last-minute needs. We will have at least 4 awesome designs to create – maybe more!  Please call or visit the store in advance to sign up for your favorite time slot – several will be available to help us gauge the demand. Bring your basic kit. On Saturday, 9/1 from 10am-2pm.  Only $1 per card made.  

JUNQUE JOURNAL JUNKIES TRADE: We will be meeting on Sunday, September 2nd to swap again.  The theme is “Fall”.  Visit us or call the store at 970-613-1631 for details on how you can join us for some great fun, fabulous ideas, and lots of giggles!  Sunday 9/2 from 12:30-3pm.

“TOOLS TUESDAY” DEMOS:  With a little twist on the Technique Tuesday idea, we’re bringing it back this month with two unique demos of two Must-Have tools!  Visit us on Tuesday, 9/4 from 1-3pm to learn how to use the Bow-It-All tool, and again on Tuesday, 9/18 from 1-3pm to learn all about the Perfect Layers tool. Demos are FREE!!!  

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, 9/5 from 10:30am-12:30pm.  $12   
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 FOUR dates in September from 10am-6pm each day. Bring your basic kit with you as supplies are not included.  Thursday 9/6, Thursday 9/13, Wednesday 9/19, and Thursday, 9/27.   FREE!  

NORTHWOODS-STYLE WATERCOLOR “THE BRIDGE”:  This pretty, red bridge is created with a new watercolor technique that is much like the Northwoods technique, but it is easy and fast. This watercolor was created in less than a half hour. It’s fun. Bring your basic kit to class. With Marsha on Friday, 9/7 from 10:30am-12:30pm.  $7

SCRAP & STAMP CARDS:  This is one of the new techniques Patsy learned at STAMPAWAY!  Come join in the creative, artistic fun.  You will make 1 card and get enough extra stuff to take home and make at least two more.  Bring your basic kit to class.  With Patsy on Saturday, 9/8 from 10am – Noon.  $12

WHIMSICAL JOURNAL PAGES: These whimsical journal pages will delight and amuse!  This is the 2nd of four sessions being offered, each being held on the 2nd Saturday of the month August – November.  Each session students will complete one journal page; all supplies provided, just bring your standard tool box.  Take one class, or all four ... your choice.  The four pages are on display at the store.  Does not include journal book or cover design; journal is available at $12.99 less class discount. Different mixed media products and techniques will be used in each class. Students can make their pages any color them the like. Open to all skill levels.  Bring your basic kit to class.  With Cherri on Saturday, 9/8 from 1-4pm.  $15 per session

STAMPERIA “TIME” CARDS:  Make Timeless memories with this beautiful paper collection by Stamperia.  These unique time centered cards feature lots of layers with Nouvo brilliant gold crystal drops, real chains and beads.  If possible, students need to bring Vintage Photo ink and Nouvo brilliant gold crystal drops to class to create these timeless beauties of their own.  You’ll learn (or remember) a few new tricks in this one!  Bring your basic kit to class. With Marsha on Saturday, 9/8 from 1-4pm.  4/$20

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 Sunday, 9/9 from 12:30-2:30pm.   $30

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 Tuesday, 9/11 from 2-4pm.  $18

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 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 the group or donating finished cards to them.  What a great cause!  Wednesday, 9/12 from 9am-Noon.  FREE, but bring your basic kit. 

GEL PRESS CARDS - CREATE & MAKE: We will be using a Gel 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 gel press and brayer with your basic kit. If you don’t have either the gel press or the brayer yet, you can purchase one at the store.  With Julia on Saturday, 9/15 from 10:30am-1:30pm.  $25 + cost of Press.

PULL-UP POP-OUT CARDS:  Susan Mostek is back with this super fun pop-up technique class that will leave the recipient of your greeting card in amazement…and smiles!  Bring your basic kit.  With Susan M on Saturday, 9/15 from 12:30-3pm.  2/$25

PRICKLEY PEAR CARDS:  Are you totally in love with Prickley Pear stamps and dies?  Then this is the class for you.  Denise will show you all the latest tricks with them (including that super cool zipper-tab die) that will get those creative juices pumping!  Bring your basic kit to class.  With Denise on Sunday, 9/16 from 12:30-3pm.   3/$15

HALLOWEEN SHADOW BOX:  Even though Halloween is more than a month away this magnetic shadow box has all the scary fun of the day: witches, ghosts, bats and Edger Allen Poe, etc.   It will be ready to hang on you wall just in time for the holiday. Patsy still 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 Sunday, 9/16 from 12:30-3:30pm.  $20 (+ cost of shadowbox if needed)

ORIENTAL MOON CARDS: Get in touch with your inner Zen-ness in this class.  Create these fabulous Oriental cards with masking, Distress Inks and lots of creativity! Bring your basic kit to class.  With Sue N on Thursday, 9/20 from 10:30am-1pm.  2/$14.  If you’ve taken one of Sue’s moon classes before, that makes you a repeat offender and you get $2 off this class!

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, 9/21 from 10:30-12:30.   $30

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, 9/22 from 10:30am-3:30pm.    $30-$45, depending on the canvas size.

B AND J STIPPLE-STYLE CARDS:  Learn to use inks and B and J’s Art Stamps to create your own cave paintings! These cards are great for guys or people who love the Southwest feel. Bring your basic kit to class.  With Patsy on 9/25 from 2-4pm.  $12

DYLUSIONS PAINT BACKGROUND TECHNIQUES: Students will spend first hour doing six class samples, each with different techniques/applications.  The second hour everyone has 12 pieces of paper to PLAY-PLAY-PLAY! Make up your own designs and use whatever color combinations you like.  Take home over 25 background ready to use for the start of delightful, cheerful cards.  Students bring their own roll of paper towels and package of baby wipes.  All other supplies are provided. Bring your favorite stencils, if you have some.  Bring your basic kit to class as well.  With Cherri on Sunday, 9/30 from 12:30-3pm. $18  (LIMIT of 8) 


***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.