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Classes Are Fun!
October 30, 2014
Classes are a great way to meet new people, hang out together being creative, learn about new techniques and products, and enrich your life. We have some great classes coming in the next couple of months and I urge you to register early for them. We also have some some fabulous classes on the horizon, with new instructors coming to Blue Twig Studio as well as new classes from your favorite local instructors.
In the meantime, you can still get in on the following classes. Just click on the link to register and to find out more info. You can always call or register in person as well. Bring a friend and make a Play Date out of the class.
At Blue Twig Studio we offer classes that are great for beginners as well as more experienced people. You can always learn something new no matter what your skill level is. Plus it's just fun to take new classes.
Nov 11th (5-8pm, $35) - Origami Dolls - Sarah is sharing her love of Origami with you and teaching you the techniques for making these adorable dolls. It is easy to change them up and make them into angels for the upcoming holidays.
Nov 12th (6-8pm, $25 + $25 kit fee) - Stitch Inspiration #6 - Ruth will teach you the techniques for using wonderful silk fibers to create this beautiful textured art piece. Yes, you can do it!
Nov 15th - (10-4, $75) - Exploring Alcohol Inks - Deb will share a variety of techniques for using the alcohol inks. They are yummy and luscious and easier to use than you expect.
Nov 16th, 23rd, 30th - (1-4 each day, $100 + $12 kit fee) - No More Blank Pages Art Journaling - Liz will help you begin your own art journal. You will get over your fear of the blank page, learn about layering and texture and composition, and have a lot of fun too.
Nov 19th - (10-12:30, $35) - Intro to Zentangle® Basics - Deb is a CZT and will share her love of the Zentangle process with you. Learn how to use Zentangle as a meditative practice, as well as creating art. If you can hold a pencil, you can do this.
Nov 20th, Dec 18th, Jan 15th, Feb 19th - (6-8:30pm each day, $125 + $15 kit fee) - Stitch Play - Ruth will take you through her book Modern Hand Stitching as you learn the stitches and create your own beautiful reference book.
Nov 22nd - (10-Noon, $25) - Play Lab - all about metal stuff - Liz will share tons of information about metal stuff and how to use it in your art.
Nov 22nd - (2-4, $25) - Play Lab - all about mediums and pastes - Liz will share everything she knows about mediums and pastes and all those jars of things you see (or even have) but you don't know why you need them or what to use them for.
Nov 26th - (6:30-9pm, $35) - Arty Party - The Arty Party is fun and creative, but you don't get to know what you are making until you arrive. Of course, there will be wine and chocolate to ease the stress you feel from not knowing the project ahead of time.
Dec 3rd - (6-8pm, $25 + $15 kit fee) - Stitch Inspiration #1 - Ruth will teach you basic stitching skills to create this beautiful art piece.
Dec 6th - (Noon-2:30, $35) - Intro to Zentangle Basics - Deb will share the joy of Zentangle with you. It is all about the relaxation and the focus and the mindfulness. The art is just a nice bonus.
Jan 24th - (10-5, $75 + $7 kit fee) - PanPastels - Jill will walk you through the basics of using these fabulous PanPastels. She will teach you techniques for blending and shading and creating beautiful art work. You don't have to have any experience before taking this class. You can do this with Jill's help.
I love seeing what the students create in the classes. It is always inspiring to me, as well as to the other students in the class. We all learn from each other and enjoy sharing our processes. This is the beauty of taking in-person classes. You get that rich interaction with each other that is such an important part of the learning process. Many of our classes also include most of your supplies (our teachers are very generous with sharing their own supplies) which allows you to try the products and the techniques before you invest in them. That is invaluable and something you don't get when you are trying to learn on your own.
Remember that Art and Creativity feeds us and makes us whole. All work and no play makes us cranky, and nobody wants that!
Let Your Inner Artist Out To Play
Blue Twig Studio
5039 N Academy Blvd - Colorado Springs, CO 80918