Friday, April 13, 2012

I pinky swear I will!

I've been a little bored lately. (in case my kids are reading this please read to the end before you text me chastising me for using the word bored)

The studio is going great. Classes are AWESOME! And I love working with kids. My class room rocks!


 The rest of the place is like - eh. I like the artwork and the jewelry but it could be so much more. I am pretty bored with it. The energy isn't there and you can tell because I hardly spend any time up front.

I was skimming through my blog list and popped into Jennifer's blog.


Now how do I get people to get it?

I am an artist. I make things out of stuff other people throw away. My favorite source of materials are curbside, thrift store and re-cycling center.  I know there are other people out there like me. People who like to look at something and see POSSIBILITIES!

I promise you if I can get this going I will offer classes for adults too.

Pinky swear.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012


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The official Schedule of the Summer Art/ Craft Classes at Artworks Studio

GRADES Kindergarten through 8th

Passport to Art (mixed media and cultures) Get your passports ready and travel the world through art. Each week we will visit a different country and learn about the culture through arts and crafts. Each student will receive a complimentary passport at the end of class stamped with each country visited. Come join us as we visit China (Blue Willow Pottery), Central America (Aztec masks), Japan (hand fans), Kenya, Africa (Masai collage)

Session 1: Grades K- 2 Wednesdays 10:00 AM- 11:00AM June 6th – June 26th
Session 2: Grades 3-4 Mondays 1:00PM – 2:00PM June 4th – June 25th
Session 3: Grades K-2 Thursdays 1:00-2:00PM July 12th -August 2nd 
Session 4: Grades 3-4 Thursdays 2:00PM-3:00PM July 12th-August 2nd
FEE: $54

Pinned Image

Rocket ships You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to create this fantastic rocket ship but you do have to be creative!
Session 1: Grades 4-6Thursday June 7 2:00-3:30PM
Session 2: Grades 2-3 Thursday July 19th 10:00AM-11:30AM
FEE: $22

Angry Bird rocksAngry Birds ROCK! Everyone needs an angry bird to call their own.
Session 1: Grades 3-4 Monday June 4th 1:30-3:00
Session 2: Grades K-2 Thursday June 7th 10:00 -11:30
Session 3; Grades 4-5 Thursday July 11th 1:00 PM- 2:30PM
FEE: $22
ocean diorama
Ocean Diorama Let’s turn an ordinary tin into a picturesque ocean scene using sea shells, drift wood, and other bits of flotsam.
Session 1: Grades 4-6 Monday June 11 2:00-3:30 PM
FEE: $28

painted sneakers

Painted Sneakers Turn a pair of plain white canvas sneakers into walking works of art. (You must provide a pair of white canvas sneakers for your child)
Session 1: Grades 5-6 Monday June 18 2:00-3:30PM
Session 2: Grades 3-4 Friday July 27th 10:00AM-11:30AM
FEE: $12

Ultimate Tree House (Architecture) Have you ever thought about the tree house you would build if you could dream big? In this class you can build your ultimate tree house on a small scale. Think in terms of dollhouse sized staircases and rope swings fit for a fairy. These are the requirements: your house has at least three different levels and each level needs to be accessible – no magically jumping from level to level. One level needs a roof and three sides. Furniture and accessories that you build your self are optional and encouraged.
Session 1: Grades 5-8 Tuesdays June 5– 26 1:00 PM – 3:00PM
Session 2: Grades 5-8 Tuesdays July 10 – 31 1:00PM – 3:00 PM
Class Size: 6/ Fee: $85 per person

bracelets with shrinky dinksJewelry Making Make some fashionable jewelry this summer using unusual materials like metal washers, ball chain, embroidery thread and leather scraps
Session 1: Grades 5-8 Thursday June 14 & 21 10:00AM-NOON
Session 2: Grades 5-8 Friday July 13 & 20 10:00AM-NOON

Making Batik Fabric with CrayonsBatik This traditional craft comes from Indonesia and we have given it a new twist. Beautiful patterns and designs are created using melted crayons and ink.
Session 1: Grades 5-8 Thursday June 21 & 28 1:00-3:00PM
Session 2: Grades 5-8 Thursday July 19 & 26 10:00Am-NOON
FEE: $32

fairy houseFairy House Every fairy needs a home to call her own. In this class we will create a tiny pose able fairy doll and then make a house for her to live in. Participants are welcome to think elaborate from curtains and chimneys to tables and porches.
Session1: Grades 5-8 Mondays July 9-30th 12:30PM-2:00PM
FEE: $85

Friday Afternoon Crafts Friday afternoons in the studio this summer are all about crafting. Sign up for as many Friday afternoons that will fit into your schedule. We’ll be crafting with materials found around the house and found in nature.
Session 1: Grades 3-4 1:00-2:30PM
Session2: grades 5-6 3:00-4:30PM
FEE: $22 per date

wreath from egg cartonsJune 8th Flower Wreath This wreath is made entirely out of egg cartons- you’d never know unless I told you. It’s beautiful!

June 15th Nature Weaving We will use red twig dogwood sticks, yarn and other found objects to create a unique nature inspired wall hanging.

Painted wood totem2 by 4sJune 22nd Painted Totem Turn an ordinary 2x4 into a work of art you will be proud to display in your garden.

June 29th Summer Wind Chimes Make a summer wind chime using sticks of drift wood and sea shells.
peg dolls
July 13th Peg Dolls Using wooden pegs we will paint a whole cast of characters from your favorite movies like Harry Potter, Star Wars or where ever your imagination takes you.

Pinned ImageJuly 20th Print-ology In this class we will explore three different ways we can create more than one picture using corks, the sun and special inks for printing right from leaves in your garden.

FACJuly 27th Wooden Suns it is summer time and what better time to go looking for craft supplies outdoors. These wooden suns will use slices of wood and sticks to create a unique wall piece to celebrate summer

August 1st Miniature Mosaic This class is for those who like the idea of mosaic but only want to work on a small scale. We will use a handful of beans, some PVA glue and a CD case. And you have a self contained mosaic.

It’s Easy to be GREEN! (Re-purpose and up-cycling)

Each of these classes emphasizes recycling and repurposing materials to create something new, useful or beautiful.
no sew fabric flowers by #OliveLoafDesignWood Works Sculptures Create a unique sculpture inside a cigar box using wood turnings and other scraps.
Session1: Grades 4-8 June 14 1:00-2:30 PM
Fee: $28

Hemp Wrapped Bottle Recycle and old bottle into a vase by wrapping the outside with colored hemp and if we have time we will make some fabric flowers to put in it.
Session 2: Grades 4-8 June 29 10:00 AM-11:30AM
Fee: $22

Fun and easyHula Hoop T-Shirt Rug (recycling and weaving) Re-purpose colored t-shirts into a rug using a hula hoop for a loom. We will make a 36” decorative rug for your bedroom floor. Basic weaving with no fail results every time!
Session 1: Grades 3-5Wednesday June 6 & 13 11:00 AM – 12:30PM
Session 2: Grades 6-8 Wednesdays June 20 & 27 11:00 AM – 12:30PM
Class size: 6 / Fee: $54 per person

Photo Words! (Photography and computers)Back by popular demand! Students will learn top look at everyday objects with new eyes as we walk around downtown and look for letters of the alphabet to spell out their name. Using digital photos and Photoshop –images will be edited and put together into a unique wall piece. Students must provide their own digital camera of at least 6 megapixels and higher and bring it to the FIRST class!
Grades 5-8 Fridays June 8-22 10 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Class size: 6/ Fee: $90 per person

bling ringsBling Rings and other things to wear You’ve seen everyone with these big bold rings- now let’s make some! We’ll also make personalized bracelets with a hanging charm you will make yourself!
Session 1: Grades 5-8 Thursday July 1:00PM – 3:00PM
Session 2: Grades 5-8 Thursday July 25th 10:00AM – 11:30AM
FEE: $32

keepsake shadowbox tutorialVacation Travel Keepsake Shadowbox Gather all those little keepsakes from a trip you want to remember and we’ll assemble them into a small shadow box. (This a great class for kids who go on the DC trip or camp this summer)
Session1: Grades 6-8 Monday June 25th 2:00-3:30PM
Session 2: Grades 6-8 Friday August 3rd 10:00AM-NOON
FEE: $32

Art ideas tissue on plexi
“Stained Glass” Picture This kid friendly project does not involve cutting pieces of glass; however, we will get beautiful results using tissue paper, colored cellophane and plastic sheeting.
Session 1: Grades 4-6 Thursday June 28th 10:00AM-NOON
Session 2: Thursday July 18th 1:00PM-3:00PM
FEE: $35

Sea Shell Frames Nothing says summer quite like sea shells. We will decorate a wooden frame with a variety of sea shells.
Grades 5-8 Thursday July 25th 1:00PM-3:00PM
FEE: $3

Mosaic Art Mosaic art goes as far back as 400 B.C. to ancient Greece where geometric patterns and scenes of people and animals were depicted by placing small pieces of different colour materials to create a picture. . You will learn how to create a 12” x 12” wall mosaic using Italian glass tiles and fine grout.
Session1: Grades 5-8 Wednesdays June 6-20 1:00 PM – 3:00PM
Session 2: Grades 5-8 Wednesdays July 11th – July 25th 10:00AM-NOON
Class size: 8/ Fee: $75 per person