Saturday, December 31, 2011

happy new year from collage!

Why not start the New Year off right and take a fun class!
This Wednesday, Jan 4th learn the basics of collaging.
Learn how to glue without air bubbles,
the basics of composition, and how to properly
seal your finished collage work.
Class runs from 5:30-7:30 and is only $20.
Call us at 503.249.2190 to register.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

select crafty goodness at 50% off or more!

We have slashed the prices on select merchandise at both stores as we clean house to prepare for our end-of-the-year inventory.  We'd love it if you'd come and buy it so we don't have to count it :)
Thank you for a wonderful year!
Happy New Year to you all!

Holiday Hours:
Alberta St Store:  
Wed, Th Fri: 10am-8pm
Sat, Sun 10am-6pm

Woodstock Blvd Store:
Wed, Th, Fr: 11am-6pm
Sat:  11am-4pm
Sun:  closed

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

wax sheets and fun for kids.

We have a rainbow of festive wax sheets in for you candlemaking pleasure.
Heat it up with a hair dryer or heat embossing tool,
and roll it around a wick for a fantastic handmade candle.
A great project to do with the kidlets in you life!

Speaking of kids, we have some great classes next week to keep
your little one happy during the Holiday break.
All classes run from 10-12 and are $25.
Call us to sign up: 503.249.2190

Clay Day: Tuesday, December 27th.

Fantasy Illustration: Wednesday, December 28th.

Recycled Robots: Thursday, December 29th.

Messy Masters: Friday, December 30th.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

we ♥ japanese masking tape.

We love japanese masking tape.
And now we are equally as in love with
the japanese masking tape holder.

Look at this whole endcap of tape,
I told you our love runs deep.

Come on in and fall in love.
A perfect stocking stuffer.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

great gifts.

The store is filled to the brim with tons of
great gift ideas
for everyone on your list!

Petite watercolor sets are great for stockings.

Sets of Golden Paint for the Artist on your list,
and sets of Pro Art acrylics, watercolors, and oils
for beginning painters.


Washi paper makes paper lovers swoon,
and our jewelry section is full of fun wonders.

And don't forget the kid's section!
Filled with coloring books, pens, paper, paints,
origami paper, crafting kits, clay, Japanese erasers
and so much more...
collage is one stop shopping!

Get in here, we can't wait to see you!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

BIG weekend!

This weekend is BIG, don't miss these 3 amazing activities.

It's Crafty Wonderland time!
Come join us Saturday, December 10th
and Sunday, December 11th
for a day filled with handmade shopping.
We will be hosting the FREE make and take table both days.
Come join us and make a holiday card, gift cone, and ornament.

This Saturday, December 10th,
give soldering a go at our
Soldered Ornament Class.
Beginners are welcome.
Class runs from 1-4pm and is only $50,
all supplies included!

And finish off a fantastic weekend with
Representational Collage.
This month we are focusing on landscapes.
Class runs from 2-5pm on Sunday December 11th.

To register for either class call our Alberta St. store.
503.249.2190.  Spots fill quickly!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

image transfer techniques.

Ever wondered how to do image transfers?
Wonder no more.
This Thursday December 8th,
Ashley will teach you all the fantastic tricks
of xylene markers, citrasolve, and tap transfer paper.
Call 503.249.2190 to register.

Monday, December 5, 2011

linoleum block printmaking.

Still need to make your holiday cards?
Come learn the art of
Linoleum Block Printmaking
and carve a special holiday card this year!
Wednesday December 7th
5:30-7:30pm at the Alberta St. Classroom.
Call 503.249.2190 to register.

Friday, December 2, 2011

hardbound book.

Come learn to make your own book from scratch,
this Sunday from 1-5pm at our Alberta St. Classroom.
Sonya will teach you all the sneaky secrets of bookmaking,
and you will leave with your own completed hardbound book.
Handmade books make great holiday gifts for
artist, writers, or brides who need a guest book.
Call 503.249.2190 to register. 

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

stitch sampler.

Been wondering how folks do all that fancy embroidery?
This Saturday's your chance to learn how.
Basic Embroidery: Stitch Sampler
Saturday, December 3rd 2-4pm
at our Alberta St. Classroom
Call 503.249.2190 to register.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

drawing workshop: perspective.

Get some perspective in this month's Drawing Workshop.
This month the fantastic Morgan Victoria will lead you
in learning the art of drawing buildings and cityscapes.

Thursday, December 1st, 5:30-7:30pm at our Alberta St. location.
Call 503.249.2190 to register for this class.

Thursday, December 8th, 5:30-7:30pm at our Woodstock Blvd. location.
Call 503.777.2189 to register for this class.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

representational collage: birds.

Here's a great way to close out your Thanksgiving weekend,
Representational Collage Class!
This month's class will focus on creating lifelike birds from paper.
Sunday, November 27th 2-5pm at our Alberta St. location.
Call 503.249.2190 to register.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Kids Classes

No school? No problem!
Bring the kids to collage for some fun!
Ages 6 -12

Puppy Life Drawing on Monday, November 21 from 10-12 pm
With a real life puppy! Learn how to draw him running, playing and napping.

Comics are Awesome! on Tuesday, November 22 from 10-12 pm
Learn how to create your own super cool comic!

Paint your Pet on Wednesday, November 23 from 10-12 pm
Learn to work with acrylic paint and paint a portrait of your favorite fuzzy friend.
The child will need to bring an 8x10 picture of their pet.

All classes are at the Alberta store,
Call 503.249.2190 to register.
Classes are $25 and are ALL supplies included.
And remember, everytime you take a class at collage,
you will receive 15% off that day's purchases!

Monday, November 14, 2011

new supplies.

New primed Artist Panels and Encausticbord from Ampersand!
Both are great substrates for creating amazing works of art.

New wax seals and wax for sealing envelopes.

These new needle felting sets are great for
 beginners or to give as gifts.

Monday, November 7, 2011

New goods in for the Holidays!

Both collage stores are loaded with new goods for the Holidays
come check us out when you get a chance!

Thursday, November 3, 2011


Ever wondered how to make your own book?
This Sunday, the book queen Sonya Richards
will teach you the tricks of the trade,
and guide you through making of these
beautiful BINGO books.
Class runs from 1-4pm and is only $25.
Call 503.249.2190 to register,
and begin your book making addiction!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

drawing workshop: india ink.

The talented Morgan Hayes is teaching our
Drawing Workshop
this Thursday at our Alberta St. store.
Every month Morgan teaches you new tricks
and techniques to make your drawings better.
This month's technique is working with India Ink.
Class runs from 5:30-7:30 and is only $20.
Call 503.249.2190 to register.

Monday, October 31, 2011

carve your own stamp.

Ever wondered how to carve those
cute stamps you see on Etsy?
Come to class this Wednesday and learn how!
November 2nd, from 5:30-7:30pm at our Alberta St. store.
Call 503.249.2190 to register.
And remember, everytime you take a class at collage,
you will receive 15% off that day's purchases!

Monday, October 24, 2011

mini stitched skulls.

What better way to kick off the Halloween weekend
than to stitch some spooky skulls.
Friday, October 28th 6-7pm at the Alberta St. store.
And only $5.  Woo hoo!

Friday, October 21, 2011

representational collage: seascapes.

This Sunday learn the art of Representational Collage.
The talented Susan Schenk will guide you in creating
 realistic seascape images from magazines papers.
Class is at our Alberta St. store from 2-5pm.
Call 503.249.2190 to register.