Saturday, January 31, 2009

Valentine's Open House

Join us Valentine’s Day, Saturday February 14th from 10 am to 1pm as we invite everyone to join us for a card making Valentine extravaganza!

Grab your friends and family and get out of the house and join our card making workshop.

We’ve got great lighting, bright colors, warm cookies and inspiration that'll keep you toasty!

Whether you are looking for a fun valentine’ activity for the family, or need the inspiration to make that fabulous valentine for that someone special, Artacope Studios is the place to be!

Artascope Studios

Valentine's Card Making Workshop

Saturday February 14th

10am to 1pm


Inspire yourself with this Journal!

On Monday January 26th, Artascope Studios introduced a new Art Night Out™ workshop, Inspirational Journal. Kim Dubay returned to teach for this one night of fun! Kim is a phenomenal collage artist and rug hooker and often a visiting instructor here. We love when Kim comes to play with us!

With a fabulous new tool for the class, a die cut template for book pages, the class was ready to jump into fun and easy book binding, collage and memory making! Students made their pages out of paper, canvas, cardboard and even fabric and embellished them with their own photos, cool papers, paint and other items from our brilliant collage collection.

One of our long time members, Betsy and her friend , Deb, joined us. Also, Julie and Megan attended, who travelled all the way up from Georgia to create with us! We were excited to have them visit and get a chance to experience an Art Night Out™! I hope they enjoyed all the snow and cold! Catherine, our fearless leader, even stopped by to join in the fun (she’s behind the camera)!

Julie wasted no time spreading out and being inspired! Red is definitely her color!

Betsy made a page dedicated to her granddaughter and proudly shared it with everyone!

It was great to see students excited and sharing their books with each other! We had a great time and loved that such a fun group was able to introduce a new class to Artascope! The next offering of Inspirational Journal is Monday March, 16th from 6 to 9pm.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Artist Series 2009 kick off!

Keeping warm and creative, this round of Artist Series classes includes two Metalsmithing classes, Decorative Painting and Fine Art Acrylic Painting!

In Studio 2, the jewelry studio, Metalsmithing students are learning about the fine skills to create beautiful objects with different techniques, such as soldering, annealing, shaping and creating bezels! Students have really enjoying learning how to set stones as they create fabulous silver rings! Our next session starts Monday March 16th. thru April 20th (10am – 1pm).

Can’t make it in to the morning class? We also offer a Tuesday evening Metalsmithing course with Clint Fulkerson. Clint’s next session starts March 17th thru April 21st (6-9pm)

Upstairs in the Painting Studio, Libby is inspiring her students with bright colors, fun designs and creative techniques in Decorative Painting! Students have begun their exploration by applying their new skills to creating gorgeous painted floor cloths. As this series continues, a few students would like to move their decorative painting talents to chairs, stools and other small pieces of furniture! For Session II, Libby will be taking a small break from Decorative Painting, and instead, share her Book Binding knowledge on Thursdays, starting March 9th thru April 23rd (10am-1pm)

Also, going on for Winter Session I in 2009 for Artist Series, we have Fine Art Acrylic Painting with Liz Prescott. This session we are really excited because it is the first opportunity we have to present the new open line of acrylic paints, acrylic paints that have many qualities of oil paint, and the students are loving them!

The next round of Artist Series start up Monday March 16th! We are offering Monday AM Metals with Christina Taylor, Tuesday PM Metals with Clint Fulkerson. Ashley Wernher-Collins explores Needlefelting with us and Liz Prescott shares more of her love of painting with Fine Art Acrylic Painting. Unlock secrets of Stained Glass with Gayle Rapos OR learn Dye Painting with Suzanne Drown-Trout. Ann Liller joins us for Precious Metal Clay (PMC). Libby Barrett puts on her Book Binding hat and introducing a new class to our Artist Series workshop, Alternative Techniques in Acrylic painting with Matt Owens!