Thursday, July 17, 2014

Upcoming Classes

Summer often seems like a time that focuses on kids and all the fun activities/camps they get to do.  Why not make time as an adult and schedule yourself some playtime?  We have a couple upcoming classes we think you might like. 

First, I am teaching the Intro to Peerless Watercolor class for the first time tomorrow night from 6:30-8:30pm.  Although I didn't list it on the sign, I just scheduled an encore class for Saturday, August 9th from 10:30am-12:30pm.  Here is the class description:

Peerless Watercolors are vibrant paints that are easily blended and are all the rage right now. Join Laura as she teaches you about the unique qualities of these watercolor paints and what differentiates them from other mediums. Students will make four cards and learn how to create washes, layer colors and learn how to turn the watercolors into metallic paints. Students should bring: waterbrush, double sided adhesive.

I forgot to mention it in the items to bring, but if you have the flat, broad nib waterbrush by Ranger (Tim Holtz), bring that as well.

Next, have you started to think about your holiday cards yet?  I know I am always the happiest when I am not working on them during the holiday season.  Deb always has great ideas and will definitely inspire you.  Here is more information about her class:

So, why not get started on your Christmas cards?! Deb has put together a collection of cards that can be mass produced ... you decide the level of effort you want to put into the cards. Come join Deb to make 5 cards incorporating stamping, die cutting, embossing, non-traditional color palettes and, of course, a little bling! Students should bring: your basic kit, various sizes and thicknesses of pop-dots and the Perfect Layers Ruler, if you have one.

Finally, are technique classes your favorite?  You will learn a lot in Gayle's Gelato Watercolor class.  Here is that class information:

Awaken your latent watercolorist with Gelatos by Faber Castell. These creamy sticks of water-soluble pigment encased in a plastic tube make it irresistible and easy. Just activate the pigment with water. Let me say that again. Just activate the pigment with water - and you're in business! Watercolor artist Doug Mays says, "Where oils lumber...watercolours prance." Even for budding artists, Gelatos make it possible to achieve that easy, breezy (prancing?) look that we associate with watercolors.

In class, you will use Gelatos to (1) make a marbleized background, (2) color an embossing folder, (3) watercolor a stamped image, and (4) apply color to a rubber stamp. How versatile is that?!

Students should bring: Your basic kit, your largest acrylic block, a water mister, a small cup, small watercolor brushes (if you have them), and dimensional adhesive. Also, if you own any Gelatos, bring your favorite colors for your marbleized background. 


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