Monday, March 23, 2009

ATC Workshop taught by Michele Attaway

Last Thursday we had the best time with Michele learning all kinds of new techniques while creating the greatest mini works of art~
It was such a hit that we want to try and do it every month!
Check out Michele's blog where she has pictures of some of the ATCs (artist trading cards) made in the first class Go to

On another note one of our newest artists had an article written about her in a recent Reno Gazzette Journal where the store was mentioned as well!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

We ask for advance registration for our workshops~
A deposit is required upon registration

See our March Calendar for dates and times

Green Fairies
Create your own green fairy to help you find a pot of gold! Start with a blank metal cut-out and use our numerous supplies to give them your own look including unique fabrics and decorative yarns, alcohol inks, vintage items and images, etc.! You can even create it in yours or somebody you know’s likeness by bringing in your own photos to use. They come in three different sizes- small, medium, and large.

St. Patrick’s Party Hats & Tiaras
This is an Irish twist to our popular costume tiaras where you can make a simple or terribly extravagant party hat to wear anywhere the day may take you. We start with a wire base a build up and out from there using everything and anything to make your own awesome statement. This is a great class to do with a group too!

Lucky 4-Leaf Clover Pendants & Pins
Use our clover metal cut-out to create your own lucky charm to wear as a pin or a pendant made up in your own fashion using alcohol inks, fabric, decorative papers, beads, etc. Vintage touches can always be added to your liking as in any of our projects!

Angel Card Readings
Meet with JoAnna Manfredonia, a spiritual advisor specializing in the positive, who will help give guidance and understanding to your life’s situations~ very enlightening!

Loom Weaving on a Frame
Local artist Toni Lowden teaches you how to use a loom set-up you can make yourself to create beautiful textile pieces that can be incorporated into anything. All supplies included!

Make your own crafty fairy friend with moving arms and legs out of our articulated metal bodies and of course all our great supplies~ a wonderful project to do with the kids after school or any time!

Jewelry Sodering
Learn how to solder by making your own glass pendants and ornaments. Design pictures or collages and frame it with solder. These make great gifts while the skill will open new avenues in art for you~ Personalize them by bringing your own images to incorporate!

Creative Journaling
This workshop is done several different ways in which you create your own pages/art pieces and thoughts to be brought together to make a visual statement of your life, sometimes focusing on a theme throughout. This is very therapeutic activity that is also fun to do in groups.

ATC Workshop
This class brings one of the big trends of the art world to you when Michele Attaway teaches the practice of creating Artist Trading Cards that can be collected, exchanged, given away, or just displayed! Each one is a unique work of art that shares who you are as an artist with anyone you wish to share with!

This is where you will create your own soft 3D art~ Using our patterns you will put together these designer stuffed creatures that have been detailed and finished off by you yourself. Start your own collection as we will feature different designs to choose from every month!

Resin Jewelry
Learn how to use resin epoxy to create the most beautiful and durable jewelry art pieces ever! You complete two silver charms or a bracelet where you design scenes to encase in resin to be handed down throughout your generations. Use our extensive collection of images and ephemera or bring in your own photos to add for a special personal touch.

Fabric Assemblage Collages
This is a project that combines mixed media, sewing, and what ever your heart desires to create one of a kind works of art that anyone would be pleased to have framed on their wall. After deciding on an overall composition, you will work to build layers upon layers until you have reached your desired look. It is almost impossible to create the same one twice!

Wire Bird Nest Ring
This cute addition to your jewelry is a beautiful accent to any spring wardrobe. Made from wire and pearls that you fashion yourself into a vintage-look accessory!

Wire & Button Bracelet
This simple but impressive piece of jewelry can be fashioned to a new or vintage-look depending on your choice of style and elements, we have thousands of buttons to choose from!

Memory Tins
Create a special memento box that can keep trinkets, secrets, gifts, or design the inside to be the treasure itself- anything your heart desires to keep safe and sound for years to come.

Hope Workshop- Message of Hope Workshop
The first part of the workshop will consist of a lecture given by JoAnna Manfredonia about the importance of hope and how to harness its power in your daily life. The second part you will be creating an ‘Angel of Hope’ using the inspiration of the lecture while serving as a reminder of what you have learned. Your spot must be reserved in advance and a deposit of $45 must be paid in advance.

Friday, March 6, 2009

New Workshops For March

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details about our workshops can be found on the 'classes & parties' page