Saturday 23 July 2011

The fabulous {Lynne Perrella} will teach at ArtsyCrafts in October

Finally our big secret is out.....I am utterly thrilled to announce that one of my all time most favourite altered artists is coming to teach at ArtsyCrafts. 
Yes it's true, the Lynne Perrella will be here to teach classes alongside our regular ArtsyCrafts October event at the Warrington venue on October 14, 15, 16th. 

To say my mind flipped when an email from her landed in my inbox on the 6th of October last year asking if we would be interested in hosting her for some classes ....well it wasn't just flipping... I was screaming down the phone to Lin and running all over the house like a total nutter! Excited! MUCH!!! And I still haven't calmed down! There are 2 people whose work has had a huge impact on my own creativity, and Lynne is one of those people, so for me personally, this is such a delight to be able to meet her and bring her to the UK so you can learn direct from her yourselves.

A bit about Lynne Perrella
I adore Lynne Perrella's style, her artistic flair, her bold use of colour, the way she assembles pieces together, the layers and layers of papers & paint lovingly pieced together and applied, the mix of ephemeral elements so carefully selected...
...the way she uses vintage imagery often as a focal part of her compositions and yet so amazing blended in with other elements of the composition,
and the way she can flexibly work as an illustrator,
 as a mixed media artist or do a stunning assemblage....
yet across all these different styles/ methods, she still has her uniqueness etched in everything she does. 
She is truly original in her style, and I think has always been held in high regard an iconic muse for many crafters all over the world. She has shared so willingly her creativity via many books and numerous Stampington publications. 
And of course, I adore her striking stamp designs from her Acey Deucy collection; they are some of my most favourite and most-used stamps in my collection.

Lynne is so keen to bring to you 3 different full-day classes and I know you will absolutely enjoy every minute with her. Her style is such a perfect fit with ArtsyCrafts ('mistakes' are a great learning opportunity is part of her mantra too), and yet she will bring something very new to this ArtsyCrafts. 
Obviously you will enjoy learning her tips and techniques of creating a unique-to-you project under her guidance and encouragement, but we are so thrilled that her specialist skills in the specific area of collage/ assemblage are ideas that we have note explored at ArtsyCrafts before. So to learn from the number one mixed media expert with papers and paints is such an awesome opportunity for us all. Please do take some time to go and check out her site here to get an idea of what she creates. All the pictures you see on here are just a small sampling of her beautiful work.

So....How will it work?

At the Warrington ArtsyCrafts, Lin and I will teach two different 1 day classes on October 15th, 16th, and in her own classroom, Lynne Perrella will teach 3 different 1 day classes on October 14, 15, 16. You will be able to book any combination of day-long classes with any combination of teachers. You might come for 1 day, or maybe 3, it's entirely up to you which class you attend each day. The maximum you will be able to attend is 3 of the 5 classes on offer.

Newport Pagnell ArtsyCrafts on October 22nd, 23rd will be a regular 2 day ArtsyCrafts event. It will only be available to book as a 2 day inclusive event (as normal)

Booking Procedure
So what next? Well if you have been following us for the last couple of weeks on twitter/ facebook or here on the blog, you will already know that tickets go on sale Sunday evening (24th July) from the PaperArtsy Website. We do not know an exact time yet, as we still have some crinkles to iron out, so watch the twitter feed, but we are aiming for 8pm.

At the moment you can see an information page with dates and costs, but sometime tomorrow below that information the class descriptions will be up so that you should be able to read up on the classes and can plan out which you want to book. And then at 8pm, we will release the tickets so you will be able to add classes into your basket, proceed to checkout and pay.

Ordering and Payment......insider tips... 
The fastest way to book classes is to add classes to your basket, and then click 'telephone payment' at the checkout. Your order will be placed immediately. We will then call you sometime next week for your credit card details and process your payment over the phone.

It is equally as fast (only for people in the UK) if you select 'bank online transfer' (BACS) but this does require you actually go online and transfer money into our account, so this is not reccomended for EU or international customers.

If you wish to pay online with your credit card, please use 'secureform' this is a third party secure payment gateway. Once we have received your order, and we are ready to bill your card, we then can then approve your card to be charged sometime later this week.

Paypal is not ideal for various reasons that I won't bore you with, but in this situation it is slow as you have to leave our website to go to paypal, log in to paypal, make payment and then eventually come back to our site when finally your shopping basket/ waiting order will recognise your payment was successful. We would really prefer for administrative reasons that you don't use paypal to pay for these classes if possible, especially if you are an international student who will need their invoices amended to include 20% VAT.

For every single order we do like to manually check that each order is correct before we take payment. For example, that you have got the right number of classes or that nothing clashes. If you have ordered something in error, we can easily make amendments (particularly to add VAT to international orders), and check back with you BEFORE we take payment.  We can't do this so easily with paypal, so this is why we are asking you to avoid the paypal gateway on this occasion.

So for this post, let me leave you with some quotes from people who have attended Lynne's classes, and we hope to see many of you in the autumn at what is going to be another fabulous ArtsyCrafts event.

Competition Winner
PS. the winner of the 'guess the artist' competition after collecting entries from blog, facebook comments and twitter guesses was randomly selected as Mel aka Humel aka Tigger (she bounced all over at the Tim event) whose hilarious blog is called 'I Speak Melsh'
....Mel please contact me with your snail addy and a list of the 6 fresco paints you *need*
humel said...
Ooh - it is Lynne Perella, isn't it? Wow, amazing!! *bounce*



Kirsten Alicia said...

Dammit, I didn't win the lottery last night. That leaves me out. Congrats to Mel.

humel said...

Omigosh!! *extra high bounce!* Thank you sooo much! I shall be in touch asap :)

Neet said...

Congrats to the winner - I am gutted I cannot attend due to my being booked on a Polymer Clay weekend - would have to be the same one!!! (Paid up too so no chance of changing)