Saturday, February 21, 2009

Valentine's Day Card Making Explosion!

Just after 10am, papers were everywhere!  Paper heart confetti dazzled the floors!  And glitter was being shaken over the perfect valentine love quote,  as dozen of people joined us for our Open House Valentine Card Making event, Saturday Feb 14th from 10 to 1.

A heart shaped Thank You for everyone who came!  We had a blast and think you did too!

This was our third year of creative valentine making!  And we had many regulars show up as they made it part of their Valentine's tradition!  

We even set up a mini Hammered Metal demo to give folks a little fun in an Art Night Out™ workshop!  While papers were being tossed to find the perfect piece, you could hear the pounding of hammers and laughter as folk were delighted with their results!  

Every month we will host an Open House!  Bring that project you can't seem to finish for some inspiration, check out our demo of the month, and sometimes, we even have FREE make and takes!    Check back for more upcoming events.

NEXT MONTH: Sat March 14th 10am to 1pm 
We will have a waxing and dyeing demo with Sue Drown-Trout!

Family Fun Private Party

With February dragging out winter, everyone is looking for something fun and inspiring to keep them warm!  Try a Private Party!

Saturday, Feb 7th, a family of 5 joined us for a private part in Hammered Metal, taught by our lovely Betina Clark!  Mom and Dad joined us with their 3 children, the youngest was a bit too little to play with the hammers, but we helped create a fun beading project so that the entire family could have a day of fun!

Hammered Metal Jewelry is a classic Art Night Out™ that everyone loves!  Shaping and forming heavy gauge wire, student can texture their creations using many different types and shapes of hammers.

If you have friends, family or co-workers that are looking for something to inspire them these last few weeks of winter, we are offering a Private Party Special, now through the end of March!  Choose ANY Art Night Out™ class, arrange a group of 5 of more, and you come for free!

It's a great idea to pull a group together and be creative as the snow starts to melt, and encourage us to THINK SPRING!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Fine Art Drawing Fun!

While jewelry making and stained glass are well known Art Night Out classes, we also offer fine art drawing and painting as one day workshops!

Francis Carlier joined us one Saturday to share his love of drawing and phenomenal skills in the medium! Experimental Drawing brought in a range of students who had great curiosity and enthusiasm. Many took the class to learn formally, with no prior experience, and others, to improve their painting skills!

Through the class Francis guided students to explore the depths of their drawing skills. Using rulers, and pencils and other simple tools, everyone was able to gain understanding of what they were seeing in their photographs and still lives to translate onto their paper.

The results were amazing! One student was thrilled that she was able to push herself to draw bigger. Another LOVED how she was able to define a boot with clarity. The students were thrilled with their developped skills and were excited to return home to continue drawing!

It was the perfect afternoon dose of fine art!