Wednesday, August 25, 2010

C.Andrews studio August/September classes

Greetings everyone from C.Andrews studios!
You can see the small studio space above in Princeton by the Sea and just a stone's throw away from Mavericks Beach.
It's diffucult to believe that the studio has been open for almost 3 months now. I say "the" studio because I like think of it as the art community's studio. With Luna's Memories out of business there was really no place here on the coast to gather and create unless it was at someones house. I think I can speak for everyone that uses the studio in saying that we are all enamored of this space. It has allowed us the freedom to gather with kindred spirits and create on our own terms. To me this is Paradise
This weekend the studio will host the last two classes for August. Saturdays last altered Books class and an amazing class called Soldered Windchimes. You can read about them below
Saturday August 28th +++++ Sorry but this class is booked up++++++ Instructor: Connie Andrews Class: Altered Books #5-The Cover Description: In this last part in the Altered Books Series we will explore the Cover. The Cover is a 3-D surface that can be used to set the subject and add mystery or magic to your book. It can be simple or elaborate. Come and explore ways to make your cover the item that prompts the viewer to pick up your book; open the cover and walk through a world of your creation. Items to bring: Your altered book and altered books kit Time: 10:00am to 2:30 pm Fee: $35.00
Sunday August 29th Instructor: Cindy McCool Class: Soldered Sea glass Wind chimes Description: Use your soldering skills or learn to solder sea glass to make charming wind chimes with shells, sea glass, beads and other embellishments. This is a fun project and beginning students need not worry about learning to solder. Items to bring: All supplies will be provided including a snack to keep your energy up and creativity flowing. Time: 11:00 to 3:00pm Fee: $50.00 To sign up for this class please email Cindy at And since it is the end of August it's time to put out the September class list. I think that you will agree with me that September will be another month of awsome classes. You can see the classes below.
September Calendar
Wednesday September 8th Instructor: Connie Andrews Class: Shrink Art #3-Fossils Description: Have you ever dreamed of being an anthropologist and making the spectacular fossil find of the century? Then this class is for you! With shrink plastic just a little special coloring and the right stamps you can make your own fossils. You can even avoid the mess and bother of having to dig them out of the ground. Your fossils can then be made into unique jewelry. You will walk out of the class with a fossil pin and earrings. Items to bring: Please bring scissors. All other materials will be supplied. Time: 6:00 to 9:00 pm Fee: $35.00 To sign up for this class please email Connie at Class size limit: 7
Sundays- September 12, 19th and 26th Instructor: Maria Ontiveros Class: Art Journaling 1B Art Journal as Creative Play Description: This class will give you the artistic tools and confidence you need to start art journaling regularly as a way to engage in creative play and/or create a sketchbook. Appropriate for either beginners or experienced art journalers, we'll cover some new background ideas, personal motifs, innovative ways to use collage images, and how to transform your art journal pages into more formal works on canvas. Items to bring: scissors, a selection of favorite collage images, gel medium (or other wet adhesive), paint and brushes. Time: 9:30 - 11:30 am with additional studio time available until 1:00 pm at no charge. Fee: $75 (plus a $15 material fee, which covers a spiral bound journal, canvas and pens appropriate for the course). If you cannot attend any of the sessions, instructions will be available online and we may be able to schedule a make-up session. To sign up for this class please email Maria at
Saturday Sept. 18th **Featured in 2009 issue of Somerset Studio Home Instructor: Ingrid Pomeroy Class: Lavender ladies Description: Ready to relax to the soothing scent of dried lavender, soft music and scented candles? Well, I think I have just the class for you! We will create beautiful lavender sachets using organic dried lavender, tea-dyed muslin bags, vintage images of beautiful ladies, vintage lace, ribbon, buttons, findings and whatever tickles your fancy from my stash of goodies. What a great way to spend a few hours of fun and creativity with kindred spirits. Time: 1:00 to 4:00pm Fee: $40.00 (includes all supplies and sweet treats) To sign up for this class please email Ingrid at
Saturday September 25th Instructor: Connie Andrews Class: Bottled Spirits Description: On a foggy day I was walking along the beach on one of my morning rambles. As usual I was beach combing for shells that I had picked up a hundred times before and didn’t need. But this time instead of a shell I found something else. As I drew closer I could see it was a bottle half buried in the sand. I dug it out. It was crusted with barnacles, small shells and ringed with rusted metal. As I turned it around I noticed a clear area where I could peer through the hazy glass. But wait something looked back at me! What will your spirit be? Will it be a fairy of dreams offering you 3 wishes? Or will it be an imp of mischief? Items to bring: A pair of scissors, paintbrushes and small non-melting items like charms or beads. **Note: We will be heating diamond glaze so if you are easily susceptible to smells this class may be difficult for you to take. Time: 10:00 to 3:00pm- Lunch break at 1:00 Fee: $55.00 If you wish to sign up for this class please email Connie at

Other Events in September at C.Andrews Studio Wednesday September 15th Altered Books Club Time: 6:00pm to 9:00pm Fee: $10.00 or free with a studio membership Also offered at the studio 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 time please email me at

Open Studio- This is studio time open to everyone for only $10.00 per day. 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. Open studio for the month of September will be on the following dates: September 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th. Extra Open studio dates per arrangement are: September 4th, 5th and 11th . To prearrange for one of these dates please email Connie at

Studio Membership- Want to come to all the open studios and Altered Books club? Why not pay for a monthly membership? Monthly membership is only $30.00 per month. For this price you will be able to go to any open studio (at least 4 per month) and altered book Club. You will also be able to participate in any of our Trunk shows and sales for free. This is a savings of $50.00 for the month of September! Studio membership must be paid by the first open studio (Friday) of the month. After that you pay $10.00 per open studio or Altered Book Club visit. We hope to see you soon. If you have any questions please email me at

1 comment:

EJ said...

Those are some of the most beautiful wind chimes I'd every seen! More than decors, I think they're works of art!