Wednesday, February 29, 2012

cardmaking and bookmaking

Start off the weekend by making some great new greeting cards.
$5 Friday: St. Patty's Day Card Making: Friday, March 2nd, 6-7pm

And finish the weekend by making a handmade book.
Hardbound Book: Sunday March 4th, 1-5pm. 
Call 503.249.2190 to register.

Monday, February 27, 2012

drawing workshop: caricature

This month Drawing Workshop will focus on Caricature.

Tap into the secrets of the human face and learn to exaggerate 
it's features to create expression, distinction, and/or humor.
Bring a photo of a loved one, some you admire, 
or any old someone, and at the end of this evening 
you will have immortalized them with caricature.

Thursday, March 1st  5:30-7:30pm.
Call: 503.249.2190 to register.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

new products.

 There are loads of new products in at the stores.
Swing on by and check out the goodies that we ordered
at the Craft and Hobby Association Trade Show!

New decomposition books from Michael Rodgers.

Spools upon spools of great new ribbon.
We think those stars would make an amazing
wonder woman headband.

Metal embossed alphabet coins.

 The Fleece Dog book is back!
Learn to needle felt Fido using his own fur.
Somewhat odd and wonderful all at the same time!

Great paper goods from Kaiser Craft, so cute!

Yummy mini stamp pads from Versa Color.
Can't decide what color?  Get them all, they're only $2!

And we just can't express how much we love wood paper.
Write a letter, screen print onto it, do a paper cut,
what ever you do, it's bound to be amazing.

This is only the tip of the iceberg on new products,
get down to the stores to check out all the goodies.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Grand Opening Party!

Today is the Grand Opening Soiree at our NEW Selwood Store!
Stop on by between 10am - 6pm to score some great discounts and maybe
win one of our many giveaways!
7907 SE 13th Ave on Sellwood's Historic Antique Row!
Some of our new Sellwood neighbors are getting in on the fun too by offering 10% off any one item in their businesses today between 10am - 6pm when you present a receipt from collage! --This is happening at Tilde, Blue Kangaroo Coffee Roasters, Cloud Cap Games & Zenbu!
Come make a day of it!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

representational collage: birds.

Local Artist Susan Schenk will be teaching,
Representational Collage
this Sunday February 19th from 2-5pm.

This month's focus will be on Birds.
Yes, you will be putting a bird on it.

Call the Alberta St. location to register:
Call soon, spots are filling quickly!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Drawing Workshop: Mark-making.

This month the Drawing Workshop will focus on:
The Art of Mark-making.
Create depth, shading, and interest in your drawings
with crosshatching, stippling, and fine lines.
This Saturday, February 18th 2-4pm.
Call the Alberta St. Store to register:

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

upcoming classes.

We have tons of upcoming classes to help you
spark your creative energy and learn new skills!

Basic Stitch Sampler:
Learn those stitches you've been longing to know
and create a frame worthy stitch sampler.
Don't just dream of little house on the prairie,
learn those old fashioned skills!
Sunday, February 12th 10-12pm

Watercolor Journal:
Make your own watercolor journal from scratch.
You'll learn how to bind your book using the coptic stitch,
an ancient binding technique which allows your journal to
lay completely flat when open.
Perfect for a field watercolor journal or notebook.
Sunday, February 12th from 1-4pm.
Basic Stitch Sampler:

Linoleum Block Printmaking:
Come learn to carve and print linoleum blocks
and you will create you own limited editions of prints.
We will learn the basics of transferring your
image onto the block, how to use all the different
carving tools and how to print your image.
Wednesday, February 15th 5:30-7:30pm

$5 Friday, Matchbox Shrines:
Create a mini shrine using paper and ephemera.
Friday, February 17th 6-7pm

To register for all classes,
call our Alberta St. store at: