Sunday, June 5, 2011

New Class Schedule for Summer at Art 'n Soul

We encourage you to come into the store to see the class sample boards and sign up. If that's not possible, you are welcome to call the store to let us know what class(es) you are interested in and sign up with your credit card information.

Here are the latest Art 'n Soul class listings . . .

We request that each student bring a BASIC CLASS KIT to each class.  This should include at least a pencil, an eraser, a bone folder, scissors, ruler, double stick tape of choice, a craft knife, and a glue stick.  If a student has a small portable paper trimmer, that can also be helpful.  Some students also bring a Japanese hole punch and a cutting mat.

Staff members are willing to teach a “ Basics” class at almost any time, for a minimum of 3 people, so if you have a small group that is interested in learning about various inks and other elements of basic stamping, just give the store a call. 

Saturday, June 11, 104 p.m., Gail H.“LET’S PLAY WITH RESIST”, $30

You will try various resist techniques.  You will use patterned paper, embossing powder, glitter, and other tools to make some different and fun cards.  Bring your creativity and innovative ideas and we will play with some new and different techniques.  These techniques can be used in many different ways. 

Sunday, June 12, 1-3 p.m., Elaine – “GEISHA SPIRIT WALL HANGING,” $35

Create a mixed media Asian theme wall hanging measuring approximately 7 x 7”.  The focal point will be an abstract metal kimono.  A rich textured background includes found objects, stamped images, beads, etc.  Participants will use punches to metal emboss lettering around the frame.  Enjoy the sample in the store!

Tuesday, June 14, 2-4:30 p.m. OR 6-8:30 p.m., Marj – “SUMMER FLORAL FUN WITH FLOWER SOFT”, $32

Come learn some creative ways to use this unique embellishment on these beautiful summery, floral themed cards.  Flower Soft is fun and easy to use, and you can create wonderful effects with these tiny bits of colored, “ground foam”.  This is a NEW class for Art ‘n Soul, and Marj will wow you with ideas to use Flower Soft on some of her favorite flower stamps.  Bring your basic kit and trimmer.  Marj will provide all the rest, including written instructions and a door prize, too!  Sign up for the afternoon or evening session.

Thursday, June 16, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., KAREN LOCKHART RETURNS!!!   “LOCKHART INTRODUCTORY AND REFRESHER CLASS”, $30

If you have never taken a class from Karen (owner and creator of the wonderful Lockhart Stamp Company) you will love this class.  It will either remind you of or introduce you to Karen’s particular style of image coloring with Prismacolor pencils and Copic Markers.  And if you have taken her classes before, you will still love the class, as she will be using her new images and card designs.  Sign up early!

Thursday, June 16, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m., Karen Lockhart – “STYLISH STYLUS WORK WITH  KAREN, $30

Karen takes coloring her images to a new high with the use of a stylus – making every design look a bit different and creating a whole new look for your colored pencil work.  You will need to have taken one of Karen’s previous classes (either on this day or in the past) to take this class.  You will love the cards you create and will want to go home to make many more!

Wednesday, June 22, 1-5 p.m. – “PLAY DAY WITH GAIL AND HER THREADS!”  IT’S FREE!!!

Come play with Spirelli!  Get out those forms and thread you haven’t used and let’s compare what we can do.  Gail will bring her Spellbinders dies, and punches, and we can have fun together.  We will see what kind of interest we have, and perhaps make this another monthly event.  See you there!!

Wednesday, June 29, 2-4:30 p.m. OR 5:30-8 p.m. , Marj – “PASSION FOR PAN PASTELS”, $32

Calling all fans of Pan Pastels!  Marj has new ideas for this wonderful art medium, and new samples, so sign up early for this informative and creative class.  Many of you have purchased some Pastels , so here’s a chance to learn Marj’s creative techniques.  We’ll make several cards and/or card tops, and a nifty embellishment or two.  You  will be able to have hands on experience and to actually see all the available Pan Pastel colors in person.    Both new and returning Pan Pastel students are welcome.  You may bring your own Pastels if you wish, along with tools you may own but please be sure all items are marked with your name.   You also need to bring your basic kit.  For your convenience, you may choose the afternoon or evening class.

Thursday, July 7, 2-4:30 p.m. OR 5:30-8 p.m., Marj – “LAYERS OF SUMMER”, $30

Marj is at it again with this additive layering technique!  These cards will feature the fun ambience of summer using both napkin layers as well as stamped images.  For returning students, it’s a chance to “feed your addiction” to this technique with new images, and it’s a chance for new students who might have missed Marj’s previous layering classes to learn the technique.  We’ll add ribbons and other embellishments to finish off these amazing cards.  Please bring an ample supply of foam tape, an ample supply of good quality glue stick,  your basic kit, and a Cuttlebug (and mats) if you have one and can bring it.  Come enjoy the AC at Art ’n Soul as you enjoy a “layer’ of summer fun at either the afternoon or evening class!

Saturday, July 30, 1-4 p.m., Susie – “CREATING A SPECIAL STAR BOOK, $32

Apparently it’s time to offer this class again because customers keep asking for it!  You will learn the fundamentals of folding, embellishing, attaching “signatures” together, and covering your own very special book!   There is a sample at the store of a star book, and Susie will be bringing in the class project soon.  You can either make the book according to Susie’s sample, or embellish it YOUR way!  The fundamental techniques will remain the same.  If you want to use different stamps for your book, please bring them to the class.  Otherwise, just bring your basic kit, including  a lot strong double sided adhesive.

On August 16 or 17  Lisa from Local King Rubber Stamps will be returning for at least two more of her delightful classes!  Stay tuned!

On August 29 (probably) Helene from Magenta will be at Art ‘n Soul for two more of her incredible card classes.  You won’t want to miss them!

Schedule Revised 6/1/11

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