Sunday, May 16, 2010

Copic Marker Class Added To Schedule

We have added a Copic Marker Class on May 22nd from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm. The cost is $50.00. This is the second one in a series, but if you have taken any beginner class before, feel free to sign up. Call the store at 972 596-1224.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Class Schedule For May & June

Below the Class Schedule are descriptions for each class and a photo of the sample if we have one. So look and see what you want to sign up for and call the store at 972 596-1224.


Wed. May 5th 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm Copperplate Calligraphy
Thur. May 6th 10:00 am - 12:30 pm Copperplate Calligraphy
Sat. May 8th 2:00 pm -6:00 pm On The Boardwalk Book
Wed. May 12th 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm Copperplate Calligraphy
Thur. May 13th 10:00 am - 12:30 pm Copperplate Calligraphy
Sat. May 15th 11:00 am - 3:30 pm Bitten By The Bug
Wed. May 19th 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm Copperplate Calligraphy
Thur. May 20th 10:00 am - 12:30 pm Copperplate Calligraphy
Sat. May 22nd. 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Copic 102 - Shading
Sat. May 22nd 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm Creative Twist on Cards
Wed. May 26th 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm Copperplate Calligraphy
Thur. May 27th 10:00 am - 12:30 pm Copperplate Calligraphy
Sat. May 29th 11:00 am - 2:00 pm Technique Demos


Sat. June 5th 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Wild About Wildflowers?
Wed. June 9th 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm Pointed Brush Lettering
Thur. June 10th 10:00 am - 12:30 pm Pointed Brush Lettering
Sat. June 12th 9:00 am - 1:00 pm Dancing Rubber Fish
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm Spritz Me Baby Mo' Bettah'
Sun. June 13th 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm Elegant Mess
Wed. June 16th 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm Pointed Brush Lettering
Thur. June 17th 10:00 am - 12:30 pm Pointed Brush Lettering
Sat. June 19th 10:00 am - 2:00 pm Ring Creation In Metal Clay
Wed. June 23rd 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm Pointed Brush Lettering
Thur. June 24th 10:00 am - 12:30 pm Pointed Brush Lettering
Sat. June 26th 10:00 am - 1:00 pm Blooming Solder
Wed. June 30th 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm Pointed Brush Lettering


July 1st 10:00 am - 12:30 pm Pointed Brush Lettering

Copperplate is a script type of lettering created by writing in a flowing hand with a pen. This is a beginners class where the techniques to create the thick and thin lines is learned. This hand is elegant and beautiful with a free slowing style. Copperplate was widely used commercially during the eighteenth century. It gets its name from copper engravings that the writing masters used to reproduce copybooks that students would use to learn penmanship. Today this lettering style is used in formal invitations, elegant paragraphs, poems, journals, greeting cards and scrapbooks. All supplies provided. $100

Get a head start on your Summer vacation album. In this class you will create a beach theme album using the vintage Boardwalk papers from Graphic 45. This easy style book can be used to celebrate any occasion and the size can be adjusted to accommodate your needs. Bring to class a bottle of Glossy Accents, paper trimmer, Score Pal or bone folder, ruler and your regular tool kit. $40

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 to use Sizzix and Nestabilities dies in 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 and light. NO PERMANENT REINKERS OR INK PADS, PLEASE! Be sure to print your name with a permanent marker on your property. $50

If you have taken the Copic Marker Class 101 then you are ready for our next class. Join us in this Copic Class where we will be learning shading, shadowing, contrasting and texturizing. Bring your three blue colors used in the first class, and your blender marker. In this class you will receive your next set of markers. (You may join this class if you have had any Copic beginner class. Just bring what markers you have.) $50

Do you love to make cards? Do you like to learn new techniques? Then this class is for you! We will make six different cards with a different technique used on each card. It might be a new process or one you forgot about from long ago. Bring yourself and a fun spirit to class! All supplies provided. $55

If your answer is YES, come make a no sew Texas wildflower starbook which showcases the colorful Texas wildflowers. Among the featured wildflowers is the State Flower, the bluebonnet. You will decorate the covers, assemble the basic book block and finish the inner pages that display the wildflowers. Books will be bound with the Zutter-Bind-It All. Bring the basic tool kit being sure to include a bone folder, scissors, craft knife, cutting mat and any embellishments that you may want to include. Also bring a sack lunch. $65

Learning the strokes that apply to pointed brush will be the first focus in the class. We will spend some time on these unique steps to warm up the hand and get us familiar with the strokes used to create letters. The next step is applying these strokes. The last part of the class we will focus on writing on different papers. This way we can see the quantity different papers require from the writing fluid, the technique in writing and the amount of liquid to obtain the results we want. You will need a Niji waterbrush medium size, Pentel Color Brush (your choice but not metallic). Optional brushes: Silver Black Velvet #2, Windsor Newton Sable #2. Teacher will be bringing these brushes for you to try before you buy. $100

A hands-on elaboration of "painting with Plastic: Multicolor Embossing. Expanding the methods of multi-color printing with multi-color embossing and watercolor additions, this class is geared toward the experienced student, though could be considered a "sink or swim" lesson for beginners. $55

Finding merit in the "less is more" concept and the power of imprecision, this class focuses on the soluble properties of marker and other water based media to achieve watery effect using rubber stamps. Bleaching our imagery on black paper, then re-introducing color with high contrast accents is also tackled to achieve startling effects. Some experience in stamping suggested. $55

A veritable food fight of a class! Where the spontaneous meets the specific. Where the positive meets the negative. And where leftovers go to play. We will fiddle around with principles of figure/ground relationship as we integrate Ranger Color Wash Dies, collage, stencils and stamps of Oriental and watercolor paper with remarkable results. Suitable for small or large format work, this visual play time will add miles to artistic efforts! $55

You must have taken the first class: Metal Clay Class for Beginners
In this class you will learn to make two styles of silver metal clay rings. You will learn the process for a spiral and cuff style rings. Students are encouraged to bring stamps and items to make textures for their rings. You can bring texture plates, stamps, lace, decorative buttons or items from nature. Instructor will have items for use during class. Bring the student kit given in the first class and a snack since there will be no break for lunch. $90

Think soft beautiful organza flowers with artwork behind glass for the centers. These flowers look great on a jacket, purse, Spring hat or box. You will make two flowers and solder the pieces for the middle. THIS IS NOT A BEGINNER SOLDER CLASS. Bring to class a solder iron with a small screwdriver type tip, bone folder or phid, scissors and glue stick. Everything else is provided. $55