Wednesday, June 30, 2010

July Classes at the studio

Greetings everyone! Well tomorrow is the first of July. Time to post the schedule for the studio. In an effort to start everyone thinking about Holiday gift giving we have nominated this month as "Christmas in July". We really have a great line up this month. It starts off with Julee Hermann's fabulous new class called The Secret Journal. As you can see from the picture above this journal is absolutely amazing! It looks just like a sacred relic hidden away for thousands of years. Here are the class details: Saturday July 10th Instructor: Julee Hermann/Vivian Young-McDonald Class: Secret Journal Description: Dip your toe into the art of mixed media book making. In this half day class we will be using stamps, embossing powders, soldering, stainless steel, needle and thread, paper, ribbon, and mat board to create a wonderful little book perfect for your ideas, lists and collections of thoughts. Beginners Welcome! I'll be teaching how to solder and Viv will be showing you how to bind a book! Together we'll be sharing our "Secret Journal" with you! Items to bring: Please bring your paper trimmer, scissors, glue and soldering kit if you have one. Time: 12:00 to 4:00pm Class Fee: $65 includes instruction and kit To sign up for class please email Julee at
On Sunday Ingrid Pomeroy will be teaching her incredible Pearl Girlz! This is the perfect summer class especially here on the coast! Who wouldn't want to take one of these bathing beauties home? Here are the details
Sunday July 11th Instructor: Ingrid Pomeroy Class: Pearl Girlz Description: We will be decorating oyster shells with vintage images of bathing beauties, lots of beautiful shells, beads, moss, sand, and more. What a perfect way to spend a Summer afternoon! Items to bring: All items will be supplied Time: 1:00 to 4:00pm Fee: $45.00 (Includes some yummy sweets!) To sign up for class please email Ingrid at
The next week sees two of my classes. The first being my Shrink Art Beach Glass bracelet. This is the perfect class not only for summer but as a Christmas gift! The second class will be the 4th in my altered Book Series. This time we will be learning to carve a niche. Here are the details of both classes:
Wednesday July 14th Instructor: Connie Andrews Class: Shrink Art #6-Beach Glass Description: Do you love to beach comb? Are you especially attracted by the jewel tones of beach glass? You don’t have to walk on the beach to find these jewels. We can make them with shrink Plastic! In this class we will learn to simulate beach glass with shrink plastic then combine it with glass beads, pearls, charms and wire to make a beautiful beach glass charm bracelet. Items to Bring: Please bring a pair of scissors all other materials will be supplied. Time: 6:00pm to 9:00pm Fee: $40.00 To sign up for this class please email me at Saturday July 17th Instructor: Connie Andrews Class: Altered Books #4: The Niche Description: How can a book hold a 3 dimensional object? By cutting a niche of course! In this 4th class in the Altered Book Series we will learn to cut and prepare a niche to hold your special treasures, create a shrine or a 3-D scene. Items to bring: Your altered book and altered book kit that includes an xacto knife or box cutter and a cutting mat. Time: 10:00 to 2:00pm Fee: $35.00 Class limit: 6 If you wish to sign up for this class please email me at
Next we have an exciting double class day. The first part of the day will be taught by Maria Ontiveros. Maria will be teaching us all how to make fabulous cards using all the little bits and pieces of ephemera we have lying around. The second part of the day Cindy McCool will teach us her Domino Making methods. You will be experimenting with alcohol inks, rubber stamps and the dremel. If you are interested in making Christmas gifts with your personal signature now is the time to start! Here are the details of both classes:
Saturday July 24th *********Double class for Christmas in July********** Instructor: Maria Ontiveros Class: Creating Cards with Ephemera Class Description: Are you swimming in collage sheets, text paper plus other ephemera and want a way to put it to good use? Love the look of vintage cards but don't know where to start or don't have the materials? Want to get a start on your Christmas presents now? Come and learn how to use collage images, text and other ephemera to create visually balanced and aesthetically pleasing cards. We will cover four designs/techniques, and the class fee includes materials to complete eight cards. In addition, the class fee includes a wooden cigar box in which to package your cards, making them the perfect gift. Items to bring: Please bring scissors, a paper trimmer, and your favorite adhesive. Although I will have plenty of ephemera and rubber stamps, you are free to bring your own rubber stamps and ephemera. Time: 9:00am to 12:00pm Fee: $30.00 To Sign up for Marias class please email her at Instructor: Cindy McCool Class: Domino Gifts Cindy’s Way Description: Come learn how to use Alcohol Inks for your domino backgrounds and use power tools as you drill your completed projects to complete with fashion bail closures and charms. Each student will complete 3 dominos including an "Initial Domino" and will leave class with fully completed Dominos that can be immediately worn or given as gifts. Items to bring: Apron or wear clothing that you don't mind getting accidental stains on as alcohol inks are permanent, Brushes to smoothly apply diamond glaze onto your domino, Heat tool, mouse pad Time: 1:00 to 4:00pm Fee: $35.00 Class limit: 8 students To sign up for this class please email Cindy at:
The last class of the month but certainly not the least is being taught by the very talented Erica Shue. Do you want to send a loved one a special more personal birthday wish? How about sending a card made by your own hand? Erica also donates all proceeds from this class to the Make-a-wish-foundation.
Here are the particulars:
Thursday July 29th Instructor: Erica Shue Class: Make-a-wish Birthday Card Class Description: Come make birthday cards and help support the Greater Bay Area Make-A-Wish Foundation. Share the power of a wish while making 6 handmade cards. $20 of your class fee will be donated to Make-A-Wish and will help grant wishes to children with life threatening medical conditions. Written information about Make-A-Wish is available by calling (800) 464-9474 or by visiting its website at Time: 6:00 to 9:00pm Fee: $25.00 Class limit: 8 To sign up for Erica’s class please email her at Really guys isn't this a great line up of classes for July? But that's not all this month. If you are not into making your Christmas Gifts this year why not come to our Art Flea Market and Trunk Show?! Not only will some of our talented artists be selling their creations, this will also be the perfect place to find that special item to add to your current project.
Sunday July 25th Art Flea Market and trunk show! Interested in holiday shopping, but don't have time to create? Or are you looking for really cool art stuff for that special project? This is the place to find all of it in our first Art Flea Market and Trunk Show! Time: 9:00am to 1:00pm Free entry for buyers $20.00 fee for participants. ***Participation is free for anyone that has paid their monthly studio membership! To sign up to participate please email me at We hope to see you soon!

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