Tuesday, August 11, 2009

New Class Schedule

In this class schedule we have attempted to give you a huge variety of classes. You see in the roster of classes new teachers as well. Stamp Asylum is richly blessed with wonderful people and lots of local talent We have technique classes, calligraphy, metal clay, soldering, and books. The plan is to give you ideas to prepare your gifts ahead of time.

The one thing that I have not been able to schedule is our early Christmas Party. I will have to schedule this fun party as soon as I get the announcement that stamp companies are ready with their new stamps.

The plans for classes for 2010 are already in progress. As you know the Mesquite convention is probably going to be January 16th and 17th. We are working with Ted who owns Stampers’s Annonymous, Inky Antics and other companies to be at Stamp Asylum Wednesday and Thursday before the convention with their inventory of stamps and maybe teach a couple of classes. More details will be forthcoming.

Sisterhood of the Reliquary with Lynne Perrella and Lisa Renner will be a two day workshop March 5th and 6th. There is one project for this workshop. Lynne will start the project on Saturday and Lisa will finish it on Sunday. This workshop is going to be limited to 20 participants and we will have it at another location due to the large room needed for the project.

The staff at Stamp Asylum is always grateful for your support and suggestions.

Call the store to sign up for classes 972 596-1224. Please do not leave a comment on here for signing up. When we get more photos of samples they will be uploaded. You can always come by the store to see the samples in person too.

Sat. Aug. 15th 1:00pm - 3:00pm Marbling
Sat. Aug. 22nd 10:00am - 1:00pm Solder 101
Sat. Aug. 29th 1:00pm - 3:00pm Watercolor 102

Wed. Sept. 2nd 6:30pm - 9:00pm Fall Flat Brush
Thurs. Sept. 3rd 10:00am - 12:30pm Fall Flat Brush
Sat. Sept. 5th 10:00am - 4:00pm Little Glass House
Wed. Sept. 9th 6:30pm - 9:00pm Fall Flat Brush
Thus. Sept. 10th 10:00am - 12:30pm Fall Flat Brush
Sat. Sept. 12th 10:00am - 4:00pm Collage Pattern Paper
Wed. Sept. 16th 6:30pm - 9:00pm Fall Flat Brush
Thus. Sept. 17th 10:00am - 12:30pm Fall Flat Brush
Sat. Sept. 19th 11:00am - 3:00pm Bird Cage Girl
Wed. Sept. 23rd 6:30pm - 9:00pm Fall Flat Brush
Thurs. Sept. 24th 10:00am - 12:30pm Fall Flat Brush
Sat. Sept. 26th 10:00am - 1:00am Metal Clay Class
Sat. Sept. 26th 3:00pm - 6:00pm Solder 101

Sat. Oct. 3rd 11:30am - 3:30pm Cuttlebug
Wed. Oct. 7th 6:30pm - 9:00pm Illuminated Letter
Thurs. Oct. 8th 10:00am - 12:30pm Illuminated Letter
Sat. Oct. 10th 10:00am - 4:00pm Altered Book
Wed. Oct. 14th 6:30pm - 9:00pm Illuminated Letter
Thurs. Oct. 15th 10:00am - 12:30pm Illuminated Letter
Sat. Oct. 17th 10:00am - 12:00pm Creative Twist on Cards
Wed. Oct. 22nd 6:30pm - 9:00pm Illuminated Letter
Thurs. Oct. 23rd 10:00am - 12:30pm Illuminated Letter
Sat. Oct. 24th 1:00pm - 4:00pm Paste Paper
Wed. Oct. 25th 6:30pm - 9:00pm Illuminated Letter
Thurs. Oct. 26th 10:00am - 12:30pm Illuminated Letter

Wed. Nov. 4th 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Black Letter
Thurs. Nov. 5th 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Black Letter
Sat. Nov. 7th 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Pastels and Chalks
Wed. Nov. 11th 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Black Letter
Thurs. Nov. 12th 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Black Letter
Sat. Nov. 14th 11:00 a.m. – 1:30p.m. Whimsical Christmas Cards
Wed. Nov. 18th 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Black Letter
Thus.. Nov. 19th 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Black Letter
Sat. Nov. 21st 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Magic of Embossing
Fri. Nov. 27th 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Free Class & 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Free Class
Sat. Nov. 28th 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Free Class

Wed. Dec. 2nd 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Black Letter
Thurs. Dec. 3rd 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Black Letter

Learning manipulation with the flat brush to master various strokes that can be put together to create beautiful flower forms as well as other decorative shapes. These creations can add delightful touches to your calligraphy, used alone as beautiful painting, embellishments for cards, scrapbooks or journals. The subject of this series of classes is the fall flowers and Christmas accents. At the end of the class sessions, we will make greeting cards from our practice flowers and accents. Beginners as well as advanced students are encouraged to take the class. Bring to class ½” flat brush, preferably a Windsor Newton series 995 and a set of pan watercolors. Optional: your own special watercolors, Twinkling H20’s or other iridescent watercolors. All other supplies will be provided. THIS IS A FOUR WEEK SESSION CLASS. ($100)

The early manuscripts contain beautiful decorated letters as accents or focal points on a page of lettering. This class teaches the technique used in creating gold debossed decorated letters. Using watercolor, gouache and gold ink, individual letters are painted, burnished and decorated to create magnificent sparkling accents. These letters are beautiful standing alone or as the starting point of a calligraphic work. In modern day
use these letters create much interest when used in greeting cards, scrapbooks and journals. THIS IS A FOUR WEEK SESSION CLASS. All supplies provided. ($100)

Blackletter is a full bodied style of lettering. Heavy rich letters form a glorious woven pattern of black and white strokes. Created in the Middle ages, scribes used this hand very successfully with the Illuminated Letter to achieve a complete “picture” page. The angularity of line and compression of letters allowed the scribes to consider “the word”, not the letter, as the goal of a fine design. Today calligraphers like the overall look of a page of Gothic lettering for the same reason, an overall texture of design. Individually wiring a name or title with this hand creates a very strong impression. Used as bookmarks, titles or a page of writing, artists can add these letters to their individual cards, scrapbooks or journals. As a beginning class, we will be learning the basic steps to create this style of lettering. THIS IS A FOUR WEEK SESSION CLASS. All supplies provided. (100).

If you love to make cards then this class is for you! You will make six different cards that can be used for any occasion. You may learn a new technique or find a long lost one you forgot about. All supplies provided. ($55)

In this class we will explore the basics of solder for those who have never attempted it. You will assemble collages for pins, pendants and a necklace. Once you learn this technique, you can make ornaments, wall art, and boxes. Your imagination will run wild with other gift ideas. Bring to class scissors, glue stick, small vice, bone folder, solder iron with 1/8” screwdriver type tip, safety glasses and jewelry pliers. ($65)

This the sweetest solder project we have done yet! In this class you will create artwork using paint and inks, copied images, computer generated words, rubber stamps and charcoal pencil. Sandwich the artwork between glass then solder the house together. Polished to perfection and illuminate using battery operated tea lights. You will have a whimsical showpiece! THIS IS NOT A BEGINNER SOLDERING CLAS. YOU NEEED TO ALREADY KNOW HOW TO SOLDER. Bring to class a good solder iron with a small tip ( ¼” – ½” screwdriver type tip), safety glasses, glue stick, detail scissors, Walnut Stain Distress pad, old thick towel, small vise, phid or bone folder, tweezers, pencil and three metal bench blocks or something heavy enough (very important) to hold the glass in position for soldering the house together. ($95)

Watercolor 102
If you took the first Art Impressions watercolor class you know how fun and easy the process is. We are going to step it up a notch and use some of the more detailed Art Impressions stamps that create the beautiful English countryside. Bring to class your tool kit, rounded water brushes #1 and #4 and assorted LePlume Marvy markers in Fall colors. Various LePlume markers will be available in Fall colors for purchase.
$35.00 Melody Winston

Congratulations on being the proud owner of a Cuttlebug! In this class, you will learn exciting and beautiful embossing techniques including how to emboss cardstock with chipboard shapes; Grungeboard shapes; and a variety of cardstocks and papers to emboss. You will learn how use Sizzix and Nestabilities dies with your Bug, how to cut frames with Nesties and how to make your own embossing folders and stamps with dies. Sandwich recipes for the above projects will be provided in an instruction book that goes home with you. Please bring the following items to class: Cuttlebug with all the plates which includes 1 A plate, 2 B plates and 1 C plate. A wizard tan embossing mat; any A2 embossing folders and dies you may own; and a brayer. Also bring dye ink pads and reinkers in a range of colors from dark to light – NO PERMANENT REINKERS OR INK PADS, PLEASE!!! Be sure to print your name with a permanent marker on your property. ($50)

Experience the adventure that is Metal Clay. This class will cover the basics of Metal clay including an introduction to the various types of metal clay and their uses. Students will have the opportunity to create, fire and finish a Silver clay pendant necklace and pair of earrings that will be ready to take home at the end of the class. This class will cover a variety of techniques on making impressions to create jewelry from stamps, found objects (such as buttons and fabric), to items in nature to create truly unique wearable art. All supplies included. The tool kit used in this project will be yours at the end of class. Participants may bring personal stamps or found objects as desired to make impressions in their pieces. Recommend impressions and objects less than 1” in diameter provide best results. ($90)

In this workshop you will create a piece of wall art using a variety of paints and papers while learning a technique to add texture to your backgrounds – not only in this piece but in other you create later. Once the texture is complete, you will add imagery, draw your cage, accent it with charcoal and seal for a finished 12” x 7” piece ready to hand. To create a similar palette as the sample, you will need dabbers in the following colors: Aqua, Citrus, Cool Peri and Juniper. Optional: Pool, Lake and Pink Sherbet dabbers.
If you have a different palette preference, bring the dabbers for your palette. Also bring your tool kit that includes paint brushes to paint and to glue. ($45)

Need a head start on your Christmas cards this season? Or you can’t think of an idea to even get you started? Then this class is for you! You will make six different cards incorporating various techniques and some of the new stamp designs and papers. Come and enjoy some holiday music and treats with your friends in this festive class. All supplies provided. ($55)

In this technique class you will learn all about chalks. There are oil pastels, soft pastels, and craft chalks and using all of these, you will make papers that can be used for other projects. ($25)

There are many ways to marble paper and in this class you will learn a variety of marbling techniques using all kinds of materials. Bring tool kit and come have fun in this techniques class. All supplies are provided. ( $25)

We will explore different ways to give your paper a unique look. Bring tool kit, wear clothes that you do not mind getting dirty and bring an apron. All supplies are provided. ($25)

Come and join us for a full day of printing. We will be making patterned papers with paint and stamps, creating a complexity of layers. Commercially produced papers cannot compare to the depth and variation you can achieve with this process. The paper is very thin so it is ideal for altered books, collage and scrapbooking. We will use stamps and paint plus other tools to create texture and designs. This is an all day class so bring a lunch and wear old clothes. The paper will be supplies, plush stamps and paint. If you have favorite colors of paints or stamps feel free to bring them. Bring a small roller to apply paint, several sponge brushes and a texture sea sponge. By the end of the day, you should have a stack of papers to work with in future projects. ($55)

This is a wonderful way to use an old book that can be found at garage sales or one you have on hand. We will be taking an old book and altering the cover with molding paste. The inside of the book will be replaced and new pages will be sewn back in. We will be doing a light wash on the pages and stamping on the first page of each signature. No two books will be alike. These make wonderful artists journals. Your kit will include the book, inside pages, and waxed linen thread. You will need to bring your basic tool kit, apron and a few bottles of paint for stamping if you want to work with a particular color; otherwise some paints will be available. This is an all day class, you may want to bring your lunch. ($55)