Sunday, July 4, 2010

New Class Schedule For July, August & September

Here are the new classes for this quarter. The descriptions and photos of class samples are listed after the schedule. Please call the store to sign up for the classes at 972 596-1224.

Sat. July 10th 11:00am - 1:00pm Introduction to Rubber Stamping
Sat. July 10th 3:00pm - 5:00pm Copic 1

Sat. July 17th 2:00pm - 4:00pm Copic 3

Sat. July 24th 10:00am - 4:00pm Wild About Flowers

Fri. July 30th 11:00am - 1:00pm Hero Arts Club

Sat. July 31st 11:00am - 1:00pm Doorways June/July
Sat. July 31st 3:00pm - 5:00pm Friendly Plastic

Sat. Aug. 7th 11:00am - 1:00pm Hero Arts Club
Sat. Aug. 7th 3:00pm - 5:00pm Copic 2

Sat. Aug. 14th 11:00am - 1:00pm Copic 4
Sat. Aug. 14th 3:00pm - 5:00pm Creative Twist on Cards

Sat. Aug. 21st 11:00am - 1:00pm Magic of Embossing
Sat. Aug. 21st 3:00pm - 5:00pm Doorways Aug./Sept.

Sat. Aug. 28th TO BE ANNOUNCED


Fri. Sept. 3rd 1:00pm - 3:00pm Hero Arts Club

Sat. Sept. 4th 11:00am - 1:00pm Hero Arts Club
Sat. Sept. 4th 3:00pm - 5:00pm Copic 5

Wed. Sept. 8th 6:30pm - 9:00pm Fall Flat Brush Florals

Thurs. Sept. 9th 10:00am - 12:30pm Fall Flat Brush Florals

Sat. Sept. 11th 10:00am - 12:00pm Copic 3
Sat. Sept. 11th 3:00pm - 5:00pm Friendly Plastic 2

Wed. Sept. 15th 6:30pm - 9:00pm Fall Flat Brush Florals

Thurs. Sept. 16th 10:00am - 12:30pm Fall Flat Brush Florals

Sat. Sept. 18th 10:00am - 1:00pm Solder 101
Sat. Sept. 18th 3:00pm- 5:00pm Doorways Oct./Nov.

Wed. Sept. 22nd 6:30pm - 9:00pm Fall Flat Brush Florals

Thurs. Sept. 23rd 10:00am - 12:30pm Fall Flat Brush Florals

Fri. Sept. 24th 1:00pm - 3:00pm Hero Arts Club

Wed. Sept. 29th 6:30pm - 9:00pm Fall Flat Brush Florals

Thurs. Sept. 30th 10:00am - 12:30pm Fall Flat brush Florals

Learn the basics of rubber stamping by creating three different cards using various techniques and supplies. You will learn about the variety of inks, paper and rubber stamps that are available. All supplies included. ($25.00)

Learn how to make texture with thermal embossing. You will learn techniques that you will use in every phase of your development in rubber stamping. Create cards to take home and impress your friends. All supplies included. ($25.00)

HERO ARTS CLUB - Monica Smith
In this class we will make two cards using Hero Arts rubber stamps and products. Bring scissors and dry adhesive. All other supplies provided. ($15.00)

If your answer is YES, come make a no sew Texas wildflower star book 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. All other supplies provided. Also bring a sack lunch. ($65.00)

In the beginner's class you will learn all about Copic Markers. We will work on how to choose your markers, blending techniques, papers and more. This is a technique class. All supplies provided and included in the class will be three markers and blending pen which will be the start of your Copic kit. ($50.00)

COPIC 2 - Melody Winston

In Copic 2 you will learn about shading, contrasting and texturing. This is a techniques class. If you have taken any beginner class before, feel free to sign up. Three additional markers for your Copic kit and other supplies included. ($50.00)

COPIC 3 - Melody Winston

In this class, you will be working on vellum, glossy paper, water color look, wax resist and colored pencils and Copics together. This is a technique class. Supplies included and additional three new colors. Optional: Bring all the colors of Copic markers you have to play with. ($50.00)

COPIC 4 -Melody Winston

Summer fun! You will learn how to color water, bubb;e, fish and summer foliage. Bring all your colors in your kit. This is a technique class. All supplies provided and additional three markers for your kit. Come to have fun and color! ($50.00)

COPIC 5 - Melody Winston

Fall fun! You will learn to color pumpkins, leaves, bear fur and more. This is a technique class. Bring your markers in your kit and three more colors will be added. All other supplies will be provided. Be ready to have fun. ($50.00)

DOORWAYS - Melody Winston

Art Impression has a fabulous line with their doorway series. In July we will be using the June/July set. In September, we will be using the Oct./Nov. set. If you have acrylic blocks please bring them to class. All other supplies provided. ($40.00)

SOLDER 101 - Donna Goss

In this class we will explore the basics of solder for those who have never attempted it. You will assemble collages for a necklace, and will receive additional glass for making more charms at your leisure. Once you learn this technique, you can make all kinds of things besides jewelry. Ornaments, wall art, boxes, your imagination will run wild with other gifts. Bring to class scissors, glue stick, small vise, bone folder, solder iron with 1/8" screwdriver type tip, safety glasses and jewelry pliers. ($65.00)


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. 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. ($55.00)


This is a beginner level technique class in the art of Friendly Plastic. This fun material has been around for years and it is a very versatile medium. In this class, we will learn how to inlay or fuse pieces together. Create the look of faux diachronic glass! For a second project, we will use a comb to marble several colors of Friendly Plastic together. We will also use alcohol inks to create a beautiful mottled effect on the plastic. Using shape cutters, we will finish our pieces so that you can use them for jewelry, card making, or scrap booking projects. All supplies provided. ($40.00)

FRIENDLY PLASTIC 2 - Shari Wallace

Using the techniques we learned in the first class, we will stamp into the Friendly Plastic. You can use rubber stamps, texture plates or just about any found object to make an impression. We will also learn the exciting Fracture and Fusion Technique. The end result is a one of a kind piece which you can use to make jewelry or in other projects. Nothing goes to waste when you are using Friendly Plastic. We will use out scrap pieces to create a beautiful bezel inlay pendant. ($40.00)


Learning manipulations with the flat brush to master various strokes that can be put together to create beautiful forms as well as other decorative shapes. These creations can add delightful touches to your calligraphy, used alone as beautiful paintings, embellishment for greeting 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. All supplies needed for the class will be proved. Optional: your own special watercolors, Twinkling H20's or other iridescent watercolors. ($100.00)