Thursday, November 17, 2011


I am pleased to invite you to the annual Colony of Coastside Artists Open Studios event this weekend. I will be participating along with 22 incredible artists in 12 different studio locations up and down the coast! I will be selling collage and assemblage items in all price ranges for those looking for unique one of a kind Christmas gifts.

I will be offering my art at B.L. Photography at 1168 Date St. Montara from 11:00 to 4:00pm Saturday the 19th and Sunday the 20th.
Come and make a day of it visiting 12 different locations noshing and imbibing as you go. Yes each location will offer delectable treats to sample while perusing some of the best art here on the coast. Not only that but you will be able to purchase directly from the artists right in the studio setting. This gives you the rare opportunity to visit with them and find out more about their art.

So take a rare day for yourself to relax and unwind. I promise that you will rediscover a little Holiday cheer amongst other artful souls this weekend.

See you this weekend!


P.S: please click on each picture to see a larger view especially on the map below!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Class schedule through December

Greetings Everyone!

Yes its time to publish my teaching and events schedule for the next month and a half.  Its starts this Sunday with two old classes that I'm reviving by popular request.  Please note that I will be participating in the Colony of Coastside artists open studio event next Saturday and Sunday November 19th and 20th.  I will be offering for sale some of my larger pieces of collage and assemblage.  Also on Saturday December 3rd I will be participating in the Farallone view holiday bazaar.  This will be in support of the school as well as myself.
At Farallone View I will be offering many smaller items like mini collages and altoid tin assemblages as well as favorites like dominos and shrink plastic jewelry.  On December 10th and 11th I will be offering a brand new class called Texture in a Big Way.  For all my advanced texture/collage students this is the class you have been waiting for and even dreading for some time now.  We not only will combine textures but we will do this on a canvas at least 11 x 14 or larger!  You can view one of my large collage samples above. 

Please also note that on December 3rd Ingrid Pomeroy will be teaching a new class called Steampunk Christmas! Wow I wonder what that looks like.  On the 4th Pat Sheldon is going to teach all you knitters out there how to knit Christmas ornaments!  

Here is the schedule:

Sunday November 13th Back to Back classes!

Instructor: Connie Andrews
Class: Puzzle Pins and Ornaments**** Back by popular demand ******
Class Description: Mix some puzzle pieces + shrink plastic images, drizzle with diamond Glaze and sprinkle with micro beads and charms and finish with jewelry findings, wire, charms and more beads and what do you get? Puzzle pins and Ornaments of course! Don’t believe me? Come find out how this strange assemblage of items can be turned into delectable jewelry and Christmas Ornaments.
Items to bring: your favorite pair of scissors and yourself.
Time: 10:00 to 1:00
Class Fee: $35.00
Maximum number of student: 4

Instructor: Connie Andrews
Class: A world in a Matchbox
Class Description: Have you ever dreamed of finding a secret door, opening it and stepping into another world? Did you know that you can find this world in a matchbox?
In this project based class we will utilize paper towels, collage and assemblage to create our own worlds.
Matchbox worlds would also make very personal and special gifts to give for any occasion. Instead of sending a sick loved one a card, send them the world!
So open the door and step through to another world. Come and play!!!!!
Items to bring: Please bring any personal images or items that are small enough to fit into a matchbox. Please also bring scissors and small paintbrushes.
Time: 2:00 to 5:00pm
Fee: $35.00
Maximum # of students: 4
Get a $10.00 discount if you sign up for both classes! To sign up for either or both classes please email me at

Wednesday November 16th
ABC Club*****New swap starts*****!
6:00 to 9:00 pm

Saturday November 19th and Sunday November 20th
Colony of Coastside Artists Open Studios
Time: 11:00 am to 4:00pm both days
Looking for that perfect Christmas gift? Here’s your chance to find it! Not only that, it’s your chance to view of the work of 23 different artists in 12 different locations noshing and nibbling as you go. This is a rare chance to really talk to the artists about their work and see just what goes into the creating of their superb works of art. Not only that it’s a perfect opportunity to support local artists. Save these dates and tell all your friends and loved ones. Make it a weekend event and have a blast!
Entry fee: None!

Saturday December 3rd
Instructor: Ingrid Pomeroy
Class: Steampunk Christmas Paper Theater
Description: This class will definitely be a twist on Christmas. We will create a Steampunk Christmas paper theater using unique papers, images, embellishments and metal findings. You will come away with a one-of-kind Christmas work of art that you will be proud to display
Supplies to bring: All you need to bring are your favorite scissors and sweet tooth. Ingrid will also provide yummy sweets to get us into the holiday spirit.
Time: 12:30 to 4:30
Fee: $85.00
Class size: 4 students maximum
If you wish to sign up for this class please email Ingrid at

Saturday December 3rd
Farallone View Holiday Bazaar
Here’s a great chance to buy that last minute Christmas gift and also benefit a local school. I will be attending this show with some of my smaller gift items domino's, shrink plastic , one of a kind mini canvas collage art–well who knows what I might bring! Come and check it out or just come by and say hello! Some of the Colony of Coastside artists will be there as well and that means unique quality art and reasonable prices.
Time: 9am to 2:00pm
Fee: free!

Sunday December 4th
Instructor: Patt Sheldon
Class: Patt's Non-traditional Knitted & Beaded Ornaments
Description: Learn to knit knitted beaded spheres for ornaments, decorations, or jewelry. We will make one Styrofoam ornament in class and kits will be available to make more at home or to transfer the knowledge to knitted jewelry. You must be an experienced knitter for this class.
Items to bring: Bring size 2 needles--double-point, circular, or straight will work (if you're a tight knitter, you might also bring size 3); beading needle if you have one, blunt-eye tapestry needle, small scissors.
Time: 12:30 - 3:30
Fee: $40 which includes materials for one ornament
Minimum 4 students; maximum 8.
If you wish to sign up for this class please email Patt at

Saturday December 10th and Sunday December 11th ++++++Weekend Workshop+++++
Instructor: Connie Andrews
Class: Texture in a Big Way
Description: In this advanced class we will have two objectives:
To combine at least two textures.
To combine texture and collage on a surface no smaller than 11 x 14.
Note this is a 2 day workshop. If you choose to combine more than two textures or to use crackle paste a third day may be needed. This can be scheduled separately at a time of your choosing provided that the studio is available.
This workshop is only for advanced collage artists that have had experience using texture mediums. Class size will be kept to a minimum so that we can work through any problems or questions on a one in one basis.
Items to bring: Please bring a stretched canvas, canvas board or other rigid substrate that is 11 x 14 or larger, scissors, paintbrushes and a large image of your choice. I will bring all other supplies. Please note that if you intend to use crackle paste you must bring either canvas board or another rigid surface a stretched canvas will not do.
Time: 10:00 to 4:00pm both days: there will be a one hour lunch break at 12:30 both days. Please bring a lunch.
Fee: $100.00 for two or three sessions.
Class size: 4 people max.
To sign up for this class please email me at

December 14th or 28st-Please note that the 21st is Hanukkah
ABC club
6:00 to 9:00 pm
C.Andrews studio is located at 103-1 Harvard st, Princeton by the sea.