Friday, May 09, 2014

May 8 newsletter- Guest instructor Nathalie Metivier

The Inspiration Station
May 8, 2014
Welcome to The Inspiration Station

Dear Debra,

Just a reminder that we are CLOSED this Sunday to celebrate Mother's Day with our families.  To everyone who is a mother (or mother figure), enjoy your special day!
Summer time means travel and lots of papercraft artists are hitting the road and some will be stopping at the Inspiration Station to teach classes. Mark your calendars and make plans to register early.
First up is Nathalie Metivier from Magenta Rubber Stamps! Last time she was here, the ladies persuaded (ok, begged) her to come back to teach this class!  You may need to ask for the day off from work to take it because it is a 6 hour class and due to her schedule, only available on Monday, June 9th.  Trust me, it is worth taking a day off for!


Also in the same week (sorry, but that's how the schedule worked); Eileen Hull from Sizzix will be bringing her Papertrail Tour to the Inspiration Station on  Wed., June 11th.  She plans to do at least 2 classes that day, possibly 3.  We are still working out the details, but you can learn more about tour here.

Upcoming Classes  

Twinkling Floral Canvas   *This weekend*
Sat, May 10th
Twinkling H2O's can be used on many surfaces. Kim is excited to show you some of the possibilities in this beautiful canvas class.  You'll work with canvas, wood, watercolor paper, and more.
All levels welcome! 

Twinkling Art Panel & Mail Art  
Saturday, May 10th
Learn how to combine materials to create a very unique textured background and then paint and embellish with Twinkling H2O's
All levels welcome! 

Watercolor Cards with Donna 
Thursday, May 15

Make 4 beautiful cards as you learn watercolor techniques.  Please bring a paint brush or waterbrush and watercolor pencils if you have them.
We are pleased to announce a brand new club at the Inspiration Station! Artist Trading Block of the month. 
Each month we
will have a different theme. To create the blocks, we will use the brand new Sizzix dies.....we have them in four different sizes! May's block features Prima's new Seashore Line. Beautiful papers and embellishments!
Tues., May 20
Bring your basic class kit! Your class kit will consist of papers and embellishments from this beautiful new line. Please feel free to bring personal items to add to your block!  

Learn COPIC Coloring:
 Date: May 17, 2014:
 10am-Noon $28 
If you are new to COPIC markers, then this class is for you and where you should begin your COPIC journey. During this class you will practice MANY different color-blending techniques, creating transparent balloons and patterns. Prepare to be hooked on COPIC coloring and feeling like a kid again!  Supplies Needed for class: Nothing but a pen for notes if you choose to add to the information provided to you. You do NOT need any of your own markers for this class. The instructor will provide handouts and different sets of markers to be used / shared during class. Date: May 17, 2014: 10am-Noon $28 
Advanced Copic - Coloring Fur & Texture
Pre-requisite - Basic Copics
Saturday, May 17th
1pm-3pm $28 
Intro to Gelatos   
All levels welcome!

New dateadded!
Sunday, May 18th

Tim Holtz Burlap Panel 
Thurs., May 22

Create your own  version of this burlap panel loaded with techniques. Finished project will vary from the sample since you will be adding your own personality!   

Zentangle Basics
 Saturday, June 13, 2014
 10am-noon $35 
includes all materials Zentangle is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. Almost anyone can use it to create beautiful images. It increases focus and creativity, provides artistic satisfaction along with an increased sense of personal well being. The Zentangle method is enjoyed all over this world across a wide range of skills, interests and ages.We invite you to explore and learn more about this wonderful and uplifting method and artform.   
Dr. Seuss' Garden  Saturday, June 14 
$35* (additional supplies required)
 No Experience necessary   

Class registration can be made in person or by calling (860) 684-2641
(Please do not call or text the instructor personally)

All classes must be pre-paid at the time of registration.
Your spot is not held until payment is received.

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Pocket Scrapbooking 

If you are interested in learning about the hot new pocket scrapbooking trend, call and ask about our Project Life Meet up group that gets together one Saturday a month.  We are a loud but friendly bunch and we love to share our ideas!

Next meeting: 
Saturday, May 31rd
Open Crop/Craft Days
Bring everything you need to crop/craft in our classroom
Noon - 4pm.  We have people scrapping, stamping and creating mail art! $5 registration fee payable at sign up will be applied to your $20 purchase during the crop. So it's like cropping for FREE!
Please pre-register to reserve your seat.

Debby Riendeau
The Inspiration Station

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