Thursday, May 29, 2014

Upcoming classes & Special Guests

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!

Seating is limited - call today to register!


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. 

Learn tips and techniques from die designer Eileen Hull using ScoreBoards dies-specially designed to cut and score thick materials like matboard and chipboard. These dies are unique to Sizzix and produce a satisfyingly sturdy project that may 
enjoyed for years.
There are so many ways to use dies- and often they work in ways you would not expect! This may look like an art canvas but it is a "4 x 4" functioning box that can 
be used to hold cookies, jewelry, treats and special gifts. Use as a home decor piece or as a favor box- the choice is yours! We will decorate it as a canvas but always 
looking outside the box for ways to use your dies. Eileen will have vintage suitcases full of samples to inspire you. Bring your cameras!
You will have a chance to get inky with Eileen's new ColorBox Blends™- a new ink, applicator and reinker all in one- and hear how a trip to the dollar store gave 
birth to a product line!
Friendship Box
Wed., Jun 11
10am-noon or 6pm-8pm

Eileen will also be available from 1pm-3pm for a FREE Demo of her products!  Make plans to stop in and see.
Upcoming Classes  
Tim Tags     
Tues. June 3
10am-noon  or 6pm-8pm

Learn new and fun techniques to apply to all of your projects.

June Card Club      
featuring Lawn Fawn stamps 
Tues., June 10 
10am-noon or 6pm-8pm 
$30 includes stamp set

You will make 4 cards with this darling stamp set AND get to take the stamps home!

Patriotic Altered Clock 
June 17  10am - noon
You asked for a clock for each season so here it is.  A great display piece for 4th of July and the entire summer. Sample coming soon.
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! June's block features techniques from Wendy Vecchi!
Tues., June 17
Bring your basic class kit including a heat gun! Please feel free to bring personal items to add to your block!  

Advanced Copic - Coloring Fur & Texture
Pre-requisite - Basic Copics
Saturday, June 21 
1pm-3pm $28 

Mixed Media Playground  
Tuesday June, 24*
10am-noon or 6pm-8pm
Come and play on the mixed media playground with Donna.  Each month, you'll learn new techniques to add interest to your art journal or other papercraft project.
*Normally held on Thursday, but we are switching it up this month.

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  

Advanced Zentangle 
Organic Ocean
July 12
10am - noon
$35  Pre-requisite: Zentangle Basics


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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