Saturday, January 1, 2011

January classes

Happy New Year Everyone!

To me there's no better way to start the New Year than with some Art. And with that in mind I have posted the C.Andrews Studio class calendar . Everyone here is ready to create and we are starting the New Year with some great classes. If you click on the schedule above you should be able to see a larger version you can actually read. Here are the classes and details. Saturday, January 15 Class: Journal your Intentions ***NEW CLASS*** Instructor: Maria Ontiveros Class Description: Interested in learning about art journaling, book binding or striving to find a way to art journal more regularly? Curious about the difference between resolutions, intentions and "one little word"? If so, read on to learn more about my new art journaling class . . . We'll start by discussing three different ways to approach the concept of "New Year's Resolutions" and then we'll create an art journal for you to follow through with whichever approach you have chosen. This class is perfect for beginners, as well as experienced art journaling students. We'll cover two painting techniques (water colored spray inks for the inside pages and DeMeng color washes for the cover and a book binding technique (traditional copic). To help keep you on track, I'll host a monthly on-line share for those who took the class. Because we will be creating and binding a journal for this class, I have a lot of preparation to do. As a result, I need to get a firm number of class participants by Tuesday, January 11 and the class will be limited to eight students. So, if you're interested, please email me to sign up sooner rather than later. It's going to be great fun! Time: 9:30 to2:30pm Cost: $50 +$5 material fee. 10% discount for first-timers and for those who sign up in groups of two or more. To sign up for Maria class please email Maria at

Sunday January 16th Instructor: Connie Andrews Class: Dream Guardians ****Being offered again to those that could not take the first class**** Description: Sometimes we need a guardian so that our dreams do not get forgotten amidst the hustle and bustle of everyday life. In this class we will be creating our own guardian using Antique doll heads and wire. We will learn to make the wire dress form doll and then adorn it with antique lace, fabric, and trims. We will then add charms and found objects that symbolize our deepest dreams and wishes. Items to bring: any personal charms, found objects, lace and fabric that you would like on your doll. I will have some with me but you will need to augment and personalize this. Time: 10:00 to 3:30pm Lunch break at about 1:30 Fee: $65.00 Class Limit 4 To sign up for this class please email Connie at

Sunday January 23rd Class: Soldered Vintage Clock Glass /Madonna/Angel Hangings Instructor: Ingrid Pomeroy Description: This month by request, I have rescheduled the soldered clock glass class, but with an angel statue and Madonna theme. Each piece will measure approximately three to four inches in size and will have clock glass on both sides. Students must have soldering experience and bring their own soldering iron. I will provide all other materials. Time: 12:00 to 4:00pm Cost: $65.00(includes savory and sweet treats) If you wish to sign up for this class please email Ingrid at

Wednesday January 26th Instructor: Cindy McCool Class: Thank You Cards/Valentine Day Cards Description: Just in time to acknowledge all those nifty gifts and kind gestures of the holidays we will be doing "Thank You cards". We will also make some Valentine cards for your special someone. Actually, these cards lend themselves to any message you want to include. The holidays remind me of how thankful I am for my health and my wonderful friends and family. What better way to show your appreciation and love than with a handmade card. Come relax and make cards with me at C.Andrews Studio. Items to bring: Your basic tool kit, or just detail scissors and glue, all else will be provided. Time: 6:00 to 9:00 pm Fee: $25.00 To sign up for this class please email Cindy at

Saturday January 29th Instructor: Connie Andrews ****New Class*** Class: Altered Vintage postcards with Acrylic Gouache Description: Foreign Vintage post cards with their evocative images make beautiful backgrounds for collage. Plus any old postmark, cancelled stamp or writing already on the postcard just adds to the visual interest. So that all these elements mix together harmoniously we will be softening the outlines with a process called Scumbling. To” scumble” is to add a thin layer of white acrylic gouache and then repaint so that all your added elements will match. The surface takes on the look of a painted fresco but still allows the background elements to be seen. To get used to the acrylic gouache the first hour of class will be a color mixing lesson in which every student will prepare an elementary color wheel to take home for future use. Items to bring: scissors, any background rubberstamps you might like to use, various small paintbrushes (Make sure to bring a couple of liners), and a number 4 short bristled filbert brush. If you do not have a filbert brush I will have some available to purchase for a small fee of $5.00 per brush. Time: 10:00am to 3:30pm Cost: $55.00 + $5.00 if you purchase a filbert brush Class size limit: 6 If you wish to sign up for this class please email Connie at Other Events in January At C.Andrews Studio Sunday January 9th Open studio Altered Book Club work day Description: You can work on anything on this day but the emphasis is on your altered book club swap. Come and work in the company of kindred spirits. 11:00 to 4:00 pm or whenever we decide to leave $10.00 Wednesday January 19th Altered Books Club Time: 6:00pm to 9:00pm Fee: $10.00 per person 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. Open studios is available every Friday evening and on the weekends when no classes are being offered. Please note that to use the studio you must arrange this with me in advance. Just email me at and let me know you would like to use it. Open studio for the month of January will be on the following dates: January 2nd, January 7th, January 9th, January 14th, January 21st, January 28th and January 30th.

C.Andrews Studio is located at 103-1 Harvard Street, Princeton by the Sea. If you need directions please email me at

See you at the Studio!

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