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Saturday, November 16, 11:00 a.m.
Paper Cone Ornaments – it’s time to start thinking Christmas fun, so here is a class to get you started! We will be constructing 3 paper cone ornaments out of cardstock, embellishing with a paper rosette, lace and sparkles. The cones will have wires handles for hanging and even some seasonal paperdolls to put inside. Join us for some holiday cheer!! $30 class fee, includes materials
Saturday, Dec. 7, 11:00 a.m.
Beetle Wings Earrings/Pendant – glass artist Sue Kruse Ross will be returning to teach this fun class! This class takes inspiration from the revered jewelry designer Miriam Haskell. We’ll use Jewel Green beetle’s wings humanely imported from Europe to create gorgeous tassels that make fantastic statement pieces and easy gifts! Cost: $54, includes all materials
Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2:00 p.m.
Santa Claus Paper Doll - – it’s time to play with paper dolls again, this time for Christmas! We will be constructing our paper dolls out of cardstock, using vintage Santa faces, then layering collage, buttons and trim to create their costumes. The dolls will be wired together so that their arms and legs move, and can be hung from a stand (available for purchase) or wherever you desire. Come and play! $30 class fee, supplies included
Saturday, Dec. 14, 11:00 a.m.
Tiny Holiday House in a Dish – join us for a fun afternoon creating a sweet tiny house under a cone that can be illuminated by a tealight! We will be creating our tiny houses out of cardstock, giving them a door and windows, and glitter. Then we will make the cone topper out of cardstock with a cutout to show off our house. The cones will be embellished with vintage trims, Dresden and glitter! An old silver ice cream dish will hold our tiny scene. $40 class fee, supplies included
Tuesday, January 7, 2:00 p.m.
Exploring Altered Books - we will be exploring some different techniques in doing altered books in this fun class, including tunnels, windows, doors, niches, drawers, pop-ups and more!! Please join us for another in this series of classes, bring a book in progress or start a new one!! There are plenty of fabulous old books here at the shop to pick from or bring one from home. $30 class fee, supplies included
Saturday, January 18, 11:00 a.m.
Book Skirt Theatre Art Doll – we will be recycling unwanted books in this project, folding their pages to create the skirt of our art doll theatre. A paper doll will be added on top, with a face of your choice, complete with vintage embellishments. Our theatre will be a cigar box with half of the bookskirt on each side for the “curtains”. A wintry scene of papers, figures and mica will fill our theatre. The folded skirt makes a perfect place for fun tabs, charms, letters, tinsel and more to peek out of the folds. Bring any special objects from home to personalize your doll theatre! $45 class fee, supplies included
Saturday, February 8, 11:00 a.m.
Pearl or Loose Beads Pendant Cluster – join us for another class by Sue Kruse-Ross! This is a fun one, and you’re welcome to bring your own bead stash if you desire. We’ll use a variety of beads to make these absolutely addicting pieces that are true one-of-a-kinds. Students will learn to wrap beads into a wire “nest” with results that will create a fantastic pendant. $54 class fee, includes materials
Tuesday, February 11, 2:00 p.m.
True Love Shadowbox – we will be creating our layered shadow boxes out of cigar boxes, suspended from a chippy spindle, with a layered, stitched book paper heart hanging from the bottom of the box. Our boxes will be filled with vintage imagery, paperdolls and more, complete with a festive banner suspended inside. Come and be smitten!! $40 fee, supplies included