Sunday 24 July 2011

October ArtsyCrafts Class Descriptions are Up

Hi everyone

The Class descriptions are up for our October ArtsyCrafts . You can go here to the PaperArtsy Website to see the class descriptions and cost, but you will not be able to add items to your basket to purchase until 8pm this evening. 

The Newport Pagnell event is being sold as an entire weekend, and at the Warrington event you can book anything from 1-3 days, with any combination of teacher(s). You still need to book your accommodation with DeVere Venues yourself if you require it.

Here is a summary of the classes on offer:

On Saturday and Sunday at both events Lin and Leandra will teach the following:

Saturday Class: For the Birds Create a rather large birdhouse (A4 size tall) from our bespoke wood pattern, and decorate with many of our favourite and several brand new techniques with Fresco Finish paint and metal. We also manage to sneak in some fabulous fabric embellishments that will certainly add a soft touch, and you will adore! We have lots of surprises wrapped up in this class. Bring your biggest suitcase to get this baby home in!

Sunday Class: Industrial Chic A fun class with lashings of industrial vintage steam-punk. There will be some elements and techniques familiar to you, but we have lots of uniquely sourced items incorporated into this assemblage style project. We also will be using metal elements, and you'll get quite a bit more than you bargained for in this class....think DIY meets vintage style crafting. We are definitely outside (and all over) the boxes on this project, but we know you will very much enjoy the process along with us. Oh and a hot new Fresco Paint technique in this project too. Another 3D decent sized project to take home with you.

Lynne Perrella will teach 3 separate classes only at the DeVere Daresbury park venue, near Warrington.

Friday Class: Shades of Autumn Triptych Create a beautiful and evocative accessory for a quiet corner of your home - plus enjoy a whole day learning Lynne's ideas for layering, using paints, rubber stamps and readily available craft supplies. Getting a lavish, complex surface is easier than you might think. Learn from Lynne Perrella her low-tech ideas, and enjoy the day creating something very unique and special for your home. If you wish, you can bring along a special, significant photo (vintage or Black & White perhaps) to use as the focal point with the decorated triptych as a stunning backdrop.

Saturday Class: Secret Garden Shadow-box: Celebrate your love of rich colours and tactile embellishments with this contemporary shadow-box that has all the charm of a Victorian-era antique. Learn about layering, using paints, papers, found objects and how to work creatively with readily available craft supplies. Plus, learn how to spot the full potential of each rubber stamps. A full day of learning, exploring, experimenting and digging deep....for seekers and adventurers. This project final size is 32cm wide by 42cm tall about 4cm deep.

Sunday Class: Ephemeral Assemblage: Working dimensionally is a wonderful way to pull out your long accumulated treasures ready to relocate them in thier final home created lovingly by you. Treasures are rediscovered and assembled to create a piece of art that could also have a significant meaning for you in how you have arranged the message within. Please bring any items of personal significance to you, or trinkets you have collected that you may wish to incorporate such as vintage papers, twines, buttons, threads, fibres etc. Lets find the charm within our neglected and easily overlooked items and bring new life and joy to them.
What the fee includes:
  • class kits (there are a few optional extra ephemeral elementds you could bring to Lynne Perrella classes, but this is only a suggestion to personalise your project and they will likely be items you already have in your stash - this information will be emailed to you after booking)
  • Class Supplies - we are well known for our very generous availability of supplies we provide for you to use: paintbrushes, paint, ink and lots lots more, if you need it, we will have it here. You don;t need to bring much, you will need the space in your suitcase to take stuff home...these are all quite big projects this time around. Big is better right!!
  • Lunch each day (3 course meal in the restaurant)
  • Tea/coffee and break snacks/ refreshments
  • on site shop available for your retail therapy requirements
  • the warm and encouraging guidance of experienced teachers, one of whom is an international altered art guru who we adore
  •  an opportunity to learn new things in a fun, relaxed, spacious and friendly environment with other like-minded people
  •  to enjoy the cheery, smiling faces of all our happy helpers and assistants all weekend long
Booking opens tonight at 8.00pm (London time) here . I do not expect it to be an online battle to get a place, but we do expect Lynne's classes to fill quickly as there are only 25 places available for each day. 

Remember you will automatically get a 10% discount when you book 2 days or more for both events. If all goes smoothly, the cart should do this automatically for you...(I have everything crossed that I have set up the shopping cart correctly).  If there are any hiccups, don't panic, we can easily make adjustments retrospectively to any order before we bill your card - as long as you don't use paypal.

Please make sure you read through all the information before booking either here, or on my blog here in a previous post.

If you are unsure, you can always call us until 11pm tonight at PA HQ on 01277 212911, or during normal working hours this week (except Thursday 28th this week as we will be closed for Hugo's 11th birthday bash...that's my baby going to big school in September!) 

I am so glad we can bring ArtsyCrafts to you for what I am sure will be yet another wonderful weekend of 'me' time for us all to soak up

And we have even more surprises up our sneaky sleeves in store for you at the weekend that we still haven't's all GOOD!!


1 comment:

Julia Dunnit said...

OMGee..I knew we had to have something in common - and I knew it wasn't talent - I haven't a match for that...but we had our babies on the same day!!