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40% Off Everything for The New Year

Bring On The New Year!
What a transition 2009 was!
For Me Personally and for The Artists’ Nook……
Personally: The end of my 19 year marriage, working through the hurt to discover myself again, renewing my faith and relationship with Jesus, and now finding a wonderful new relationship with an amazing guy!
For The Artists’ Nook: Figuring out what are the important features of The Artists’ Nook that drives my passion, inspires and nurtures others……
and what is taking my time, keeping me from that which I am passionate about…..
Which brings me to how The Artists’ Nook will be in 2010
The Artists’ Nook will focus on workshops with Nationally Known Traveling Guest Artists as I have been doing for 10 years and workshops with Christine (myself)
The workshops will be held at the Bellvue Store retreat location.
The Artists’ Nook will be getting rid of all product inventory (See Sale info below)
Christine will be moving her art studio to her home and will focus on creating more art! Wow, what a concept!
I will no longer be in the space on the West side of the Bellvue store (saving myself some $$$ that way) as of Feb 1st.
The workshops will be held on the East side of the Bellvue store as usual
Any questions: email artistsnook@comcast.net or Call (970) 416-1148
40% OFF regular price on Everything Sale in store only
Store Front Open these Saturdays:
Saturday January 9th 10 am – 4 pm
Saturday January 16th 10 am – 4 pm
Saturday January 23rd 10 am – 4 pm
Saturday January 30th 10 am – 4 pm

40% off all this weekend only…..

40% off all regular priced items
In store only
2-Days Only

Saturday Sept 26th &
Sunday Sept 27th
10 am – 5 pm

I want to add my store product to my online shop! It is an overwhelming job with 10 years of store accumuation!
So to make my job a little easier, This weekend only……

Everything in the store is 40% off!

This is good on regular priced items only
and for in store 9/26 & 9/27 only

Don’t forget our upcoming workshops, Here is what is on the schedule now…. With more in the works, stay tuned!

Designing from the Heart w/ Kaye Iverson
A 2 Day Mosaic Workshop:

Saturday Oct 3 & Sunday Oct 4th, 2009
10- 6pm Cost $200 * Lunch Provided

TO REGISTER ONLINEThis workshop is designed to assist students in creating their own mosaic designs. Experience what it is like to focus on the journey rather than the final piece. As an added benefit, you will discover the nurturing and relaxing value of mosaics in one’s life.

Principles of design and composition will be covered. Some of the topics we will take a closer look at are color, textures, scale, balance, contrast, and rhythm. There will be a wide variety of materials to choose from for your projects including: glass, ceramic, millefiori, beads, pebbles, and shells. An indoor project, 12” x 12” will be designed.

There will be about 10 hours to work on projects. Grouting will not be completed due to time restraints, however, a grouting demo and instructions will be provided. In addition, a demonstration of tools will be given for those who need assistance.

Tools will be provided in class to share.
Everything will be included in the workshop fee, however, student’s may want to bring:
* Tweezers * Glass or ceramic cutting tools if you have them. * Safety glasses are required! If you have some, bring them. Otherwise you may have to use spares that I have that may not be comfortable for you. * Jewelry, beads, and small collectable items that you would like to add to your work.

Patricia “Trish” Baldwin SeggebruchMixed Media Artist from Washington

Encaustic Wax and Journaling-2-Day Workshop Saturday October 17th & Sunday October 18th, 200910 am – 5 pm each day
Cost $250 *Lunch will be provided
$25 supply fee payable the day of the workshop
REGISTER ONLINE
From the author of Newly Released “Encaustic Workshop: Artistic Techniques for working with wax”

We will be exploring the basics of Encaustic Wax with a strong emphasis on adding words to your artwork, Hence, “Encaustic Journaling”

Through the use of image transfer, letter punches, word and number inclusions, collage layering and textural expression, beeswax has become my paper, my paint brush and my pen!

Come join us in creating stand-alone or multiple storied paintings in encaustic that will reflect, dissect and express your own voice and inner musings.

The workshop will begin with demonstrations in basic encaustic techniques, followed by time to become comfortable painting in wax. From there all participants will explore numerous techniques as Patricia demonstrates then assists students through their own projects in wax journaling.

Trish will supply the wax, encaustic colors and the heating materials for use with encaustic so that you don’t have to invest in materials before you know what it’s all about!
I’ll also bring a small selection of collage materials and carving tools, but you’ll need to bring your own personality to infuse your work!

Collect collage material, interesting carving tools, objects to press into the wax, image or photo transfers, and ephemera that you would like to embed in the wax.
Google ‘encaustic’ online to get ideas of what other artists are doing in this medium—you’ll get some great ideas for tools and items to bring.

For all of The Artists’ Nook Workshops
Check out the website at: www.theartistsnook.net

The Artists’ Nook Update

We are getting ready for Lynne Perrella workshops this weekend!

There is still room in her one-day Color as Catalyst workshop on Friday!

The Artists’ Nook Store front will be open Saturday & Sunday Aug 1 & 2nd from 10 am – 5 pm.

Next Guest Artist on the schedule is Stephanie Lee.

Author of “Semi Precious Salvage”, Stephanie is one of my favorite teachers.

WE NEED A STRONG HEAD COUNT BY THE END OF THE WEEK……
Stephanie has to order supplies for the kits and it takes time to get the images printed for Sat & Sundays workshop.

So please sign up soon, so we can prepare… I can hold your payment if need be… just let me know.

Stephanie is soooo giving in her workshops of information, techniques and inspiration! After last time she was here, I found myself “rev’d up” artistically, wanting to try this and that… My altered Barbie piece evolved from the techniques I learned from Stephanie.

Stephanie Lee -Mixed Media Artist from Oregon

Coffer Leaves-2-Day Workshop
Thursday August 13th & Friday August 14th, 2009
10 am – 5 pm each day Cost $250 *Lunch will be provided
$20 Kit Fee payable to the instructor the day of the workshop
THIS WORKSHOP WAS CREATED
FOR THE ARTISTS’ NOOK

REGISTER ONLINE
The earth offers tactile and durable materials for use in artistic expression.

Metal and gypsum, both earth elements, are combined in this stout little box of removable, suspended plaster pages – or leafs – housed in a closed box.

In this project-focused workshop, students will learn how to transform sheet metal into a textural and durable box, adding vintage and found elements to the front and/or lid using basic metal-smithing techniques and materials.

The techniques learned in this class will launch students into a whole new perspective and skill level when approaching current work with the techniques transferable and versatile.

Students will also learn the nuances of plaster and various plaster-like products to create pages and unexpected journal surfaces to stockpile in the box.

Students will get to choose from a variety of methods for the lid closure ranging from soldered hinged to ring hinged to ribbon hinged.

We will explore ornamentation including “wire mess” soldering, bezel forming (which can then be filled with imagery and resin) and more.

Various ways to combine paper and plaster pages for writing, painting and collage surfaces will also be demonstrated.

Each student can expect to take home a completed plaster pages stuffed box at the end of the workshop.

Selective Seeing: Painting the Mind’s Eye

Saturday August 15th & Sunday August 16th, 2009
10 am – 5 pm each day

Cost $250 Lunch provided
The mind remembers, in fuzzy or vivid detail, snippets of history and portions of the whole picture.

You might remember what dress you wore the first day of kindergarten but the rest of the school year is a blur.

You may even have the outline burned in your memory of the peripheral view of those who were with you when you stood for an award, but can’t for the life of you remember who those people were.

Or, maybe, you remember every little detail of particular event – the people, the scents, the colors of the sky, sounds of commotion but most important to you are a few key details of the moment.

The apron grandma always wore, dad’s work boots, the color of morning on the farm. Those are the details we will bring into focus in this two day workshop intensive exploration in dreamscaping.

Working from real photos in large format, we will use a selective eye to set apart the points of focus from the background blur – both real and in our mind’s eye.

Though there may be undesired parts of the photo, we will focus on over-painting using my developed “pastelcrylics” technique that brings a soft, painterly, dreamlike quality to the work, obscuring what you don’t want and enhancing what you do.

Through exercises in selective focus and obfuscation we will recreate our memories and mental visions while exploring various painting and aging techniques that will give a new life, with a selective slant, to your pieces.

The instructor will provide a large format print of each students’ personal photo (see note. Important!).

**IMPORTANT NOTE: In order for me to have time to get large format prints made from your photographs, you will need to provide me with a high quality scan (e-mail) contact me at stephanielee@q.com If you don’t have this capibility then you can snail mail your picture no later than two weeks before the event. Contact Christine for more info: artistsnook@comcast.net or (970) 416-1148

If you are not able to do this, you will be working from a photo from my personal collection. This workshop will serve you best if you provide a personal photo to work from. Original photo size should not be smaller than 3x5”.

The photos do not need to be perfect composition and the background isn’t important (but could enhance the overall composition if desired). Examples of good photos to work from: childhood home/farm, candid photos of loved-ones, a picture of you dancing as a child, etc. Old and slightly faded photographs are fine. Stephanie will provide the large format photo copies from her stash if you don’t have something specific you want to work from.

Materials Provided by the Instructor:

* Large format photo copy
* Gel mediums
* Extra chalk pastels
* Aging and sealing supplies
* Printed booklet of hints, tips and information of the exercises and techniques

Designing from the Heart w/ Kaye Iverson

A 2 Day Mosaic Workshop:

Saturday Oct 3 & Sunday Oct 4th, 2009
10- 6pm Cost $200 * Lunch Provided

TO REGISTER ONLINE
This workshop is designed to assist students in creating their own mosaic designs. Experience what it is like to focus on the journey rather than the final piece. As an added benefit, you will discover the nurturing and relaxing value of mosaics in one’s life.

Principles of design and composition will be covered. Some of the topics we will take a closer look at are color, textures, scale, balance, contrast, and rhythm. There will be a wide variety of materials to choose from for your projects including: glass, ceramic, millefiori, beads, pebbles, and shells. An indoor project, 12” x 12” will be designed.

There will be about 10 hours to work on projects. Grouting will not be completed due to time restraints, however, a grouting demo and instructions will be provided. In addition, a demonstration of tools will be given for those who need assistance.

Tools will be provided in class to share.
Everything will be included in the workshop fee, however, student’s may want to bring:
* Tweezers
* Glass or ceramic cutting tools if you have them.
* Safety glasses are required! If you have some, bring them. Otherwise you may have to use spares that I have that may not be comfortable for you.
* Jewelry, beads, and small collectable items that you would like to add to your work.

Patricia “Trish” Baldwin Seggebruch
Mixed Media Artist from Washington

Encaustic Wax and Journaling-2-Day Workshop

Saturday October 17th & Sunday October 18th, 2009
10 am – 5 pm each day
Cost $250 *Lunch will be provided
$25 supply fee payable the day of the workshop

REGISTER ONLINE
From the author of Newly Released “Encaustic Workshop: Artistic Techniques for working with wax”

We will be exploring the basics of Encaustic Wax with a strong emphasis on adding words to your artwork, Henc
e, “Encaustic Journaling”

Through the use of image transfer, letter punches, word and number inclusions, collage layering and textural expression, beeswax has become my paper, my paint brush and my pen!

Come join us in creating stand-alone or multiple storied paintings in encaustic that will reflect, dissect and express your own voice and inner musings.

The workshop will begin with demonstrations in basic encaustic techniques, followed by time to become comfortable painting in wax. From there all participants will explore numerous techniques as Patricia demonstrates then assists students through their own projects in wax journaling.

Trish will supply the wax, encaustic colors and the heating materials for use with encaustic so that you don’t have to invest in materials before you know what it’s all about!
I’ll also bring a small selection of collage materials and carving tools, but you’ll need to bring your own personality to infuse your work!

Collect collage material, interesting carving tools, objects to press into the wax, image or photo transfers, and ephemera that you would like to embed in the wax.
Google ‘encaustic’ online to get ideas of what other artists are doing in this medium—you’ll get some great ideas for tools and items to bring.

For all of The Artists’ Nook Workshops including Kelly Kilmer, Lynne Perrella, Stephanie Lee and Laurie Mika,
Check out the website at: www.theartistsnook.net

Laurie Mika Workshop
September 26 & 27th-

Laurie Mika, author of “Mixed Media Mosiacs” will be teaching this 2-day workshop:

Mosiac Voyage
Saturday Sept 26 & Sunday Sept 27th 10 am- 5pm

Lynne Perrella’s workshops are filling up fast… Just a reminder!
Color Catalyst- One Day w/ Lynne Perrella (7/31) -
Few spots available
Color Catalyst- Two Day w/ Lynne Perrella (8/1-8/2)-
FULL

Kelly Kilmer Discount Pricing Ends Soon!

Kelly Kilmer Discount pricing good through Friday July 3rd!

Time is running out to save!

Kelly Kilmer, Mixed Media Art Journalist Extraordinaire, is one of our most favorite traveling artist who comes to teach at The Artists’ Nook.

Kelly shows you many, many techniqes that can be used in books, journals, on a canvas or any art surface. Kelly likes to work in the book format but what you will learn is not limited to just the book.

As Mixed Media Artist, Venita Hawkins-Bird has learned from taking Kelly’s workshops. Venita has used the techniques learned from Kelly, created her own style on her own surface. Venita likes to work on wood panels or canvas. Creating collaged, 3-dimensional pieces of art.

The other great thing about Kelly’s workshops is she brings lots of paints, mediums, papers, pens, markers, and stamps to use in the workshop. This way you get to try it all out and see what you like before buying! Not many teachers do that!

Here is what Kelly will be teaching:

Transcribed w/ Kelly Kilmer (7/17)

Altered Photos Revisted w/ Kelly Kilmer (7/17)

Triptych Book w/ Kelly Kilmer (7/18)

Swatches: Little Paper Books w/ Kelly Kilmer (7/18)
Reclaimed: An Altered Artist’s Book w/Kelly Kilmer (7/19)

For all of The Artists’ Nook Workshops including Kelly Kilmer, Lynne Perrella, Stephanie Lee and Laurie Mika,
Check out the website at: www.theartistsnook.net

Lynne Perrella’s workshops are filling up fast… Just a reminder!
Color Catalyst- One Day w/ Lynne Perrella (7/31)

Color Catalyst- Two Day w/ Lynne Perrella (8/1-8/2)
Just 3 more spots in this one

Creativity Group and Changes to Thomas Ashman’s workhsops

Hi all,

What a crazy time!
This time in my life is certainly a time to really focus on healing!

I have my mind wrapped around a lot of the divorce in a positive way of growing, learning and moving on. But I have realized the heart needs to heal properly too.

So I will be in and have been in “reserve-mode” at The Artists’ Nook . Which means, I will focus on the Guest Artist workshops I have lined up for the year! And Fabulous ones, I do have to say!

And being there and providing for my 4 wonderful boys!

And if I am able to get into my studio to create or get myself on the workshop schedule, so be it. I am not going to put big demands on my time that will keep me from my boys and from my healing time!

With all that being said….

Take some time for yourself to create at:

Creativity Group on Saturday June 20th from 10 am – 5 pm
This is a day to get together with other artists in beautiful surroundings of The Artists’ Nook and create. Join us!

CHANGES TO
THOMAS ASHMAN’S WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

We have changed Thomas’ schedule up at bit. We moved the “Mini Copper Journal” workshop to Saturday June 27th and removed “Tin Men” from the Schedule.

Thomas is the master working with metals and glass! He will show various ways to patina metal and create his one of a kind book binding technique for his wonderful books!

Check it out!

The Website will be updated later today, but the links below will bring you to the shopping cart and online registration:

Mini Copper Journal w/ Thomas Ashman (6/26)

Yummy!
Copper & Glass Journal w/ Thomas Ashman (6/28)

For all of The Artists’ Nook Workshops including Kelly Kilmer, Lynne Perrella, Stephanie Lee and Laurie Mika,
Check out the website at: www.theartistsnook.net

Stephanie Lee’s Workshop(s)
August 13-16, 2009 REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

We will be hosting two 2-day workshops with Stephanie Lee, author of “SemiPrecious Salvage” from Oregon!

I have the final details for her 2-day workshop on Thurs Aug 13th and Fri Aug 14th which I will update this weekend and let you know all the details….

Her other 2-day workshop is up on the website and ready for registration:

Selective Seeing: Painting the Mind’s Eye
Saturday August 15th & Sunday August 16th, 200910 am – 5 pm each day
Cost $250 by July 25th or $275 after July 25th

Laurie Mika Workshop
September 26 & 27th- Registration Now Open!

Laurie Mika, author of “Mixed Media Mosiacs” will be teaching this 2-day workshop:

Mosiac Voyage
Saturday Sept 26 & Sunday Sept 27th 10 am- 5pm

I have Guest Artist Trish (Patricia) Baldwin Seggebruch information from Trish and will get that info up on the website this weekend. Mark the date for her to be here to teach October 17 & 18th, 2009!

Trish has a newly released book, “Encaustic Workshop”
Check out Trish’s Website at: http://www.pbsartist.com/
And Blog at: http://www.gingerfetish.blogspot.com/

Lynne Perrella’s workshops are filling up fast… Just a reminder!
Color Catalyst- One Day w/ Lynne Perrella (7/31)

Color Catalyst- Two Day w/ Lynne Perrella (8/1-8/2)
Just 4 more spots in this one

Take Care,
Christine Webb
The Artists’ Nook
Located at:
5032 W County Rd 52E
Bellvue CO 80512
(970) 416-1148
artistsnook@comcast.net
SHOP ONLINE 24/7 at
www.theartistsnook.net

Happenings May 27, 2009

Hi all,
 
I am getting ready for my first born, Cameron’s High School graduation on Saturday May 30th.
 
A very exciting and stressful time.  It will be the first time the whole family is together since the divorce.  Please keep us in your thoughts.
 
Jane Wynn’s workshops have been cancelled. 
 
Here is what we are looking forward to Next,
our next guest artists is
 
THOMAS ASHMAN
 
Thomas will be teaching:

Mini Copper Journal w/ Thomas Ashman (6/26)  

Tin Men w/ Thomas Ashman (6/27) 

Copper & Glass Journal w/ Thomas Ashman (6/28)

 
For all of The Artists’ Nook Workshops including Kelly Kilmer, Lynne Perrella, Stephanie Lee and Laurie Mika,
Check out the website at: www.theartistsnook.net
 

 
Stephanie Lee’s Workshop(s)
August 13-16, 2009 REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!
 
We will be hosting two 2-day workshops with Stephanie Lee, author of “SemiPrecious Salvage” from Oregon!
 
We are awaiting the final details for her 2-day workshop on Thurs Aug 13th and Fri Aug 14th but here is a hint of what she will be teaching……
 
Imagine…..single plaster book pages enclosed into a metal box….  Oh, the suspense!
 
And for her other 2-day workshop is up on the website and ready for registration:
 

Selective Seeing: Painting the Mind’s Eye

Saturday August 15th & Sunday August 16th, 2009
10 am – 5 pm each day

Cost $250 by July 25th or $275 after July 25th
 
 
 
 
Laurie Mika Workshop
September 26 & 27th-  Registration Now Open!
 
Laurie Mika, author of “Mixed Media Mosiacs” will be teaching this 2-day workshop:
 
 
 
 
Saturday Sept 26 & Sunday Sept 27th 10 am- 5pm
 
 
 
 
AND NOW FOR THE SURPRISE……
 
Guest Artist Trish (Patricia) Baldwin Seggebruch ass="Apple-style-span" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);"> will be coming to teach October 17 & 18th, 2009!
 
Trish has a newly released book, “Encaustic Workshop”
 
I am very excited to host her workshop! 
 
We had her booked for early this year but due to a schedule conflict we had to postpone!
 
I am so glad it worked out for both her and I to have her come this year!
 
Check out Trish’s Website at: http://www.pbsartist.com/ 
 
We are working out the details now….. More info soon!
 
 
 
Christine’s Workshops….
  
I am working on some workshops to teach for the schedule starting in July…
Here is what’s brewing:
 
1) Photographs- Breaking away from the Frame
2) Mosiac’d Collage Canvas
3) Embossibility Collage/Book Cover & Journal Workshop
4) Soldering of the Found Object
5) Resin Encased Pendant
 
This is just a start!
  
Lynne Perrella’s workshops are filling up fast… Just a reminder! 

Take Care,
Christine Webb
The Artists’ Nook
Located at:
5032 W County Rd 52E
Bellvue CO 80512
(970) 416-1148
SHOP ONLINE 24/7 at

Jane Wynn Workshops

Jane Wynn’s Workshops

Jane Wynn’s Workshops are fast approaching….
We need more sign ups to make the workshops a go!

If you have be waiting to sign up…. Act now!

The early discount pricing will remain!

We will need to know by the end of this week Friday may 22nd to decide.

If you need to hold your spot with a deposit, that works too! Just call or email me…. (970) 416-1148 or artistsnook@comcast.net

Jane is a found object artist from Baltimore and the author of “Altered Curiousities”

Here is what people are saying about Jane’s workshops:

Lynn from Loveland
“I took Jane’s workshops at Art Unraveled and she is fun, up beat and full of energy! The instruction was great and it pushed me as an artist.”

Jean says “I’ve been busy having a great time using a butane torch, solder, flux, copper & brass, & resin that I learned to do in Jane Wynn’s class! What a hoot! Haven’t left my studio for a month”

Nancy says: “Jane Wynn and Thomas Ashman were standouts too and I’m a confirmed metalhead now.”

Jane’s Bio

Jane’s Workshops:

Pipe Dreams w/ Jane Wynn (6/5)
Molding and Cloning w/ Jane Wynn (6/6)
Metal Reliquary w/ Jane Wynn (6/7)

FOR WORKSHOPS SAMPLE PHOTOS CHECK OUT THE WEBSITE!

More workshops this June with:

Thomas Ashman, Assemblage & Book Artist from Utah:
Mini Copper Journal w/ Thomas Ashman (6/26)
Tin Men w/ Thomas Ashman (6/27)
Copper & Glass Journal / Thomas Ashman (6/28)

Lynne Perrella, published Collage Artist from New York:
Color Catalyst- One Day w/ Lynne Perrella (7/31)
Color Catalyst- Two Day w/ Lynne Perrella (8/1-8/2)

And our Monthly Artists’ Nook Creativity Group
The Artists Nook Creativity Group (6/20)

Take Care,
Christine Webb
The Artists’ Nook
Located at:
5032 W County Rd 52E
Bellvue CO 80512
(970) 416-1148
artistsnook@comcast.net
SHOP ONLINE 24/7 at
www.theartistsnook.net

Workshops w/ Thomas Ashman & Lynne Perrella

Life……

Whew, Life certainly has been a whirl wind for me…

Now that I am at the end of all the “have to do’s” like get a job, a place to live, move, paperwork, paperwork…..

I feel a rush of emotion, wonder where I go from here…

Today, I step back from these feelings to just be here at my store, surrounded by wonderful stuff, wonderful people, beautiful scenery and just be.

Be grateful for my Artists’ Nook people and the part of my life which gives me the biggest sense of hope and appreciation for all that I have!

I have posted on My Life’s Passion Blog about “To Just Survive Life or to Live Life”



I am getting ready to host workshops with the fabulous Keith Lo Bue, a great person for me to spend some time with at this time in my life. A good soul, for sure!

I took Keith’s “Shrines & Icons” Workshop in Virginia 3 years ago.

Keith’s has a refreshing approach to putting together found objects into a shrine by choosing objects that naturally want to go together.

Also, He has
you think about looking at the items not as their intended purpose in the “real” world but how they will work in your art. Keith taught me how to add interest by creating movement in my objects as doors to peak into which gives interaction with the “audience”, the observers.

And that is just a small part of what Keith teaches in his Shrines & Icons workshop!

There is still room in all of Keith’s Workshops…..
Check it out



Workshop Registration Now Open For…..


Thomas Ashman, Mixed Media Artist from Utah

Mini Copper Journal w/ Thomas Ashman (6/26)

Tin Men w/ Thomas Ashman (6/27)

Copper & Glass Journal w/ Thomas Ashman (6/28)

Lynne Perrella Workshops

Color Catalyst- One Day w/ Lynne Perrella (7/31)

Color Catalyst- Two Day w/ Lynne Perrella (8/1-8/2)

Plus, Added The Artists’ Nook Creatibity Group….

A chance to make some time for yourself by creating around other creative People!

Several dates to choose from…

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Workshops- One more for Keith and Richard Salley & Jane Wynn

Added One more Workshop
For Keith Lo Bue……

Ok, Ok… We listened to your feedback…

Many wanted to take the Shrines & Icons workshop but had to work on that Friday….
AND more wanted to have Keith teach his “Copy Machine Metal Etching” Workshop
So, We listened and adjusted Keith’s workshops to accomodate these requests.

Keith’s “Shrines & Icons” Workshop is a 2-day on Saturday April 18th & Sunday April 19th.
ADDED: “Copy Machine Metal Etching” on
Friday April 17th!

The pricing will remain at the early discount pricing but by waiting to the last minute you risk the workshop filling up!
Here is what people are saying about Keith’s workshops

Janette Schuster, artist and author of Mixed-Media Collage Jewelry: New Directions in Memory Jewelry says:

“Are you intrigued by found object art? Are you looking for inspiration to shake up you art routine? Are you a new artist hoping to learn basic jewelry-making or assemblage skills?
Then run, don’t walk, to sign up for any one of Keith Lo Bue’s workshops. You simply can’t go wrong soaking up knowledge and inspiration from this generous, good-humored master of the found object!”
For more testimonials, Check out Keith’s Bio

Here is his full line up with how many spaces are left:

Tools of the Trade-Expanded Version w/ Keith Lo Bue (4/13-14) Only 9 spots left

Working with Wire w/ Keith Lo Bue (4/15-16)

Only 4 spots left

Copy Machine Metal Etching w/ Keith Lo Bue (4/17
)
Registration just opened for this but will fill up fast


Shrines and Icons w/ Keith Lo Bue (4/18-19)

Only 6 spots left

Workshop Registration Now Open For…..

Richard Salley Jewelry Artist from California

Enamel on Copper w/ Richard Salley (5/15)

Resin-Filled Watch Case Locket w/ Richard Salley (5/16)

Solar Powered Time Piece w/ Richard Salley (5/17)

Jane Wynn Workshops

Author of “Altered Curiousities” & Jewelry, Found Object artist from Baltimore

Pipe Dreams w/ Jane Wynn (6/5)

Molding and Cloning w/ Jane Wynn (6/6)

Metal Reliquary w/ Jane Wynn (6/7)

Richard Salley
Richard Salley
Richard Salley

Jane Wynn

Jane Wynn
Jane Wynn

Jacqueline Sullivan Early Discount Pricing Remains!

Jacqueline Sullivan Workshops
Mixed Media Artist Workshops March 20-22nd

As Part of The Artists’ Nook’s “Economic Stimulus Package” ………
We are keeping Guest Artist’s Jacqueline Sullivan’s workshops at the Early Registration Discount Pricing.

We have 3 weeks until her workshops and there are a few spots available in all her workshops.

Has 4 Spots left
Has 3 Spots Left
Has 5 Spots Left
REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD TAKE A WORKSHOP with JACQUELINE:
1) The information & techniques in all of Jacqueline’s workshops can be used in all kinds of art mediums, Book artist, assemblage, collage, etc…..

2) Image transfers have been the most asked “how did you do that?” Question from artists who travel in the doors of The Artists’ Nook…. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn how in Jacqueline’s “Totally Transfers” Workshop

3) Her Class instruction booklet is top notch! Coil bound with color picture and step by step instruction. The best instruction booklet I have ever seen!

4) Because, we all need to do something for ourselves. Fill your Creative Soul and join us!

READ MORE ABOUT JACQUELINE’S WORKSHOPS BELOW……..

Layers Upon Layers w/ Jacqueline Sullivan
Friday March 20th 10a-5p
Cost $110 plus $15 supply fee payable to the instructor the day of the workshop *Lunch will be provided

This class is all about acrylic media and the textures that you can make using the various acrylic mediums!

Students will first prepare a canvas with an all-over texture. Then students will make several small panels with various textures and images.

These panels will then be painted and embellished and “floated” over the background texture to form a 3-dimensional collage.

Incorporated images can be vintage images as shown, or family images for an interesting “scrapbook on the wall”.

INSTRUCTOR WILL PROVIDE:
Paints and Mediums and other textural “stuff”
Panels for build up
Foam core for build up
Handouts in a coil bound book

Register for Layers Upon Layers online

Stenciled, Textured Journal w/ Jacqueline Sullivan

Saturday March 21st, 2009 10 am –1 pm

Cost $60 plus $15 supply fee payable to the instructor the day of the workshop

In this class, students will make a unique journal, using the long stitch technique.

The journal has blank pages with a leather spine.

The cover is stenciled and textured, then painted.

Each person’s book will be unique!

Students can embellish the leather spine and stitches with beads and fibers, to make it an even more unique book!

Inside pages may be decorated as time allows.

Instructor will provide:
All paints and mediums
Book Covers
Inside book pages
Handouts
Some beads and fibers

Register online for Stenciled, Textured Journa
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Totally Transfers w/ Jacqueline Sullivan


Saturday March 21st 2:30p-5:30p


Cost $60 plus $15 supply fee payable to the instructor the day of the workshop

Instructions for various types of transfers are everywhere – but have you been successful with your transfers?
This class is primarily a process class, to learn various transfer techniques under the guidance of the instructor.
Transfers will be done using transparencies and various types of papers to transfer from.
We’ll transfer to paper, canvas board, tissue and metal!
If time allows we will build a small collage using acrylic paint and our transfers.

Instructor will provide:
Metals
Transparencies
Some images
All paints and mediums

Register online for Totally Transfers



Transparent Paper Collage

Sunday March 22nd, 2009 10 am – 5 pm Cost $110

$15 Supply Fee Payable to the instructor the day of the workshop
*Lunch will be provided

Collages in this class will start with plain white tissue.
Students will then paint and texturize the tissue in various ways, creating their own unique transparent collage papers.

Fibers, strings and various inclusions will help make these papers unique! Students will then layer their hand-decorated papers with other transparent and decorative papers to create a unique collage!
The layers of transparency give the collages a visual depth that cannot be duplicated by using store bought papers!



INSTRUCTOR WILL PROVIDE:
All paints and mediums
Craft Tissue (1 pkg. per student)
Textural materials
Ephemera
Handouts in a coil bound book

Take Care,
Christine Ann Webb
The Artists’ Nook