Saturday, May 29, 2010


Greetings everyone! Well at long last I've found a new space to teach at here along the coast. This time it won't be in someone else's shop it will be my own studio! EEEEKKKK! Yes I was fortunate enough to find that rarest of rare things here on the coast. A space that I can call my own. This very small 12 x12 space has all the amenities: a private bathroom, great natural light, electricity and water. Like I said-rare. I will be renting from a wonderful artist in icing! Her name is Susan Morgan and she owns and operates Elegant Cheesecakes. If you haven't see her website do check it out. Susan is a true artist. These cakes are like nothing you've ever seen before. They are exquisite and yummy at the same time. I need not say this is a little frightening to me. It's certainly not what I expected to do at this point in my artistic career. But I know that its vital to step through all the doors that open up scary or not. I have a ton of ideas for the studio. I mean the possibilities are endless! Here are some of the programs that I will be offering for the opening month of June: Private studio time – this is for artists and art groups looking to rent studio space to work or to get together during the week-the times and fees are to be arranged on an individual basis. If you are interested in private studio please email me. Open Studio- This is studio time open to everyone for only $10.00. I will have open studios every Friday and on the weekends when no classes are being offered. I am hoping that this will be a place for artists to gather and exchange ideas and to catch up on all the gossip. Altered Books Club-This is held on the third Wednesday of every month for a $10.00 fee per person. Not just for altered book enthusiasts. Anyone can attend and bring whatever project you are currently working on! Classes: Classes will be held most weekends and some weeknights. Each class is priced individually. All the teachers will keep their own class lists and collect their own fees. So you will contact them directly to sign up for classes. But keep a sharp eye out during class because the teachers may also have Art to sell. Listed below is the amazing line of up teachers and classes available in June. Saturday June 12th Instructor: Ingrid Pomeroy Class: Mini Paper Theatres Description: Join Ingrid for a fun class where she will teach you to create a one-of-a-kind mini paper theater, approximately six inches tall, using rubber stamps, decorative papers, colored pens, findings and much more. Each student will be able to create his or her own version using the materials provided by Ingrid. All you need to bring are your own special small scissors for detail cutting and your imagination! Time: 1:00pm to 4:00pm Class Fee: $45.00 To sign up for this class please email Ingrid at:

Sunday June 13th, 20th and 27th Instructor: Maria Ontiveros Class: Art Journaling 1- parts 1-3 Description - This three week class, held on Sunday mornings, will give you the tools you need to get started creating an art journal as an art diary and to continue your journaling after class ends. Time: 9:30 am to 1:00pm Fee: $75.00 + $25.00 materials fee which covers a fifty page artist book filled with handmade paper, a daily journal, and 3 pens appropriate for art journaling. Materials to bring: Please bring gesso, scissors, a wet adhesive (glue, gel medium, etc.) and an assortment of paint brushes and acrylic paints. If you like, you can also bring an assortment of images and a heat tool. Additional info: Complete instructional materials and additional studio time will be available if you have to miss a class. Class Limit: 6 participants. To sign up for this class please email Maria Ontiveros at also you can check out Maria’s blog at Saturday June 19th Instructor: Julee Hermann Class: House Shaped Pretties Description: Learn to solder or bring your skills let's have some fun with House Shaped Pretties! This class was sold out recently and the participants LOVED bringing images and ephemera from their own families to personalize their projects. Kits will, as always, be provided with plenty of inspiring goodies to get you started. You'll need your basic kit of glue, scissors, and glitter plus any of your favorite things that you cannot craft without. If you have a soldering kit, bring that too. If you only have your smile bring that and we'll get you set up! BEGINNERS ENCOURAGED! Time:12:00pm to 4:00pm Fee: $65.00 If you wish to sign up for this class please contact Julee at or

Saturday June 26th Instructor: Connie Andrews Class: Altered Books #3-Pockets Description: Don’t you just love finding that forgotten $20.00 bill in a coat pocket? In this third class in the Altered Book Series we will learn two different techniques to add pockets to your Altered Book. And then the fun begins because now you have to fill them. Remember you can never have enough stuff! Time: 10:00am to 2:00pm Fee: $35.00 To sign up for this class please email me at Now isn’t this a great line up?! You can view the full June calender here.

If you are having trouble reading this calender then email me at and I can send you an email attachment until I can figure out a better way to send this.

*******Special Offer******- I am also offering a special monthly membership rate. For a fee of $30.00 per month you will be able to come to that months altered books club and all the open studios offered( there will be at least 4 every month) This will be a savings of $20.00 to $40.00 per month! To take advantage of this special rate just come to the first open studio Friday of every month and pay your $30.00. This special rate will not be offered if your $30.00 is not paid by the first open studio of the month. Well what do you think? But wait I’m just getting warmed up! Throughout the year there will be contests, challenges, trunk shows, holiday celebrations and sales, art flea markets, swaps and many more mixed media classes offered. I am hoping for an involved and vibrant Art community here on the coast.

So stay tuned !

If you have any cool ideas for the studio please email me at or post an idea in the comments on this page.

1 comment:

Maria Ontiveros said...

Woohoo! You go girl! I love the choice of that mermaid for the studio announcement.