Classes

To sign up for any of our classes or workshops, please call the Shoppe at 815-905-3068 and reserve your spot. If we aren’t available – please leave a detailed message on our voice mail (don’t forget to leave us your phone number!) and you will receive a return call within 24-48 hours to confirm your place!

Welcome to our OCTOBER 2018 CALENDAR!!

OCTOBER 2018

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FALL FLOWER MASON JAR: WEDNESDAY, 10/17/2018 AT 6:30PM TO 8:30PM  $40  

ENCORE!!! I love a cool old Mason Jar, don’t you? While we are only painting the outline of one on this piece, I love the dimension of the fall flowers in this gorgeous “Fall” piece. We will start with a 12″x12″ canvas, learn an easy wood grain painting technique, and finish off by adding some lovely fall flowers to our bouquets (some paper and some silk). Join us! $40 workshop fee, includes all supplies and instructions. Call 815-905-3068 to register!


MOVIE & ART NIGHT: HOCUS POCUS! Book of POTIONS! 10/18/2018 AT 6:30PM TO 8:30PM  $35   

Do you love the movie Hocus Pocus as much as we do? (Oh, Bette Midler . . . you are amaing!!!!) We thought it would be so much fun to put together our own little “POTION” book, just like the one the Sanderson Sisters use in the movie!! Spend a couple hours tonight learning how cool it is to take an old book and add some Halloween Magic to it! (It is so much fun! You will LOVE it!)  We will have a variety of old books that you can use for YOUR potion book, in a variety of sizes! Join us! $35 workshop fee, includes all supplies and instructions. Call 815-905-3068 to register!

Day of the Dead

DAY of THE DEAD SUGAR SKULL (ENCORE CLASS!): MONDAY, 10/22/2018 AT 6:30PM TO 8:30PM  $35  

FILLED UP THE FIRST ONE, SO WE MUST DO IT AGAIN!!! The Day of the Dead, the mexican holiday of rememberance and reflection of loved ones who have passed, is celebrated each year on November 1 & 2. After seeing the movie Coco this year, I couldn’t wait to offer a “Day of the Dead” class here in the shoppe . . . and this project was SO MUCH FUN!!! Join us for this really awesome 14″x14″ mixed media project and create your own DOTD Sugar Skull on canvas. I can’t tell you how cool this piece is . . . you have to see it to believe it! And YOUR project will be JUST as awesome! I PROMISE!! Join us! $35 workshop fee, includes all supplies and instructions. Call 815-905-3068 to register!


BLOCK OF THE MONTH: Thanksgiving Block – Thankful Tree – Saturday, 10/27/2018  at 10AM to 12PM.  $25

Join us for our Monthly “Block of the Month” class, as we make these lovely whimsical cut leaf trees and share a charming sentiment of being “Thankful” during this Fall season. $25 workshop fee, includes all supplies and instructions. Call 815-905-3068 to register!


To sign up for any of our classes or workshops, please call the Shoppe at 815-905-3068 and reserve your spot. If we aren’t available – please leave a detailed message on our voice mail (don’t forget to leave us your phone number!) and you will receive a return call within 24-48 hours to confirm your place!

Welcome to our NOVEMBER 2018 CALENDAR!!

NOVEMBER 2018

BridgesFALL COUNTRY BRIDGE MIXED MEDIA – FRIDAY, 11/2/2018 at 6:30PM to 8:30PM.  $35  

Friends, I absolutely love the movie “The Bridges of Madison County”, and this particular canvas piece reminds me so very much of that film. Join us as we make this gorgeous covered bridge (in honor of the movie) in a most perfect Fall setting. I absolutely LOVE how this one came out. Done on a 12″x16″ canvas, we will be using a LOT of papers and collaging for this mixed media piece.  Join us! $35 workshop fee, includes all supplies and instructions. Call 815-905-3068 to register!

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THANKSGIVING DECORATIVE WOOD SIGN – MONDAY, 11/5/2018 at 6:30PM to 8:30PM.  $35  

Friends, we made one of these cool hexagon paper punch wood signs for St. Patricks day, and we thought it would be cool to offer one in the Fall for Thanksgiving. (Oh, how I love this time of year!!) Join us as we take a piece of 5″ x 20″ wood and a bunch of Fall hexagon shaped papers and make this great wall or door hanging!  $35 workshop fee, includes all supplies and instructions. Call 815-905-3068 to register!


Cornicopia

CORNUCOPIA MIXED MEDIA on CANVAS – WEDNESDAY, 11/2/2018 at 6:30PM to 8:30PM.  $35  

Did you know that Cornucopia is derived from the Latin “cornu” meaning horn, and “copia” meaning plenty, and has long been used as a common harvest symbol associated with a plentiful bounty? I love this display of a Fall harvest – and think you will enjoy making YOURS during this really festive class. Made on a 12″ x 12″ canvas, we’ll be using actual cork papers and fun printed patterns to make the perfect items (you can make your full of anything you would like!).  Join us!  $35 workshop fee, includes all supplies and instructions. Call 815-905-3068 to register!


Harry Potter

HARRY POTTER **OR** STAR WARS DIRECTIONAL CANVAS! (ALL AGES! Adult AND Kids!) FRIDAY, 11/9/2018 AT 6:30PM TO 8:30PM  $30

Which way to Hogwarts? Diagon Alley? The Hogwarts Express? Do you have a teen or pre-teen Potterhead in your midst? Or are YOU one? ***OR*** Are you a MAJOR Star Wars fan? Join us on for this class as we make this awesome 11″x14″ mixed media Harry Potter **OR** Star Wars mixed media canvas piece! Class is intended for ALL AGES – Adult OR Kids! (Kids 8 and under should have an adult here to help them through the process!)  Join us! $30 workshop fee, includes all supplies and instructions, PER CHILD. Call 815-905-3068 to register!


Fall Tree

WHIMSICAL FALL TREE on CANVAS: SATURDAY, 11/10/2018 AT 10AM TO 12PM  $40

I love when we take something we are all familiar with (in this case, a tree), and add some whimsy to it with funky colors and a swirly shape. This is the perfect FALL project to create something incredible! Stick with traditional fall tree colors of warm hues and patterns, or switch it up a notch like the example (blue leaves?? I LOVE THEM!!) You can personalize the colors any way that YOU would like!! Project is done with papers and paint on a 12″x24″ canvas. Join us! $40 workshop fee, includes all supplies and instructions. Call 815-905-3068 to register!


Fa La La La LLAMA on Canvas: WEDNESDAY, 11/28/2018 AT 6:30PM TO 9PM  $35

Oh, YES WE DID!!! And I AM SORRY!! Friends, it seems like everywhere I go, I see a llama . . . seriously – either a painting or a little statuette – on everything (like notebooks, t-shirts, stickers, pencils cases, wallets and coffee mugs, to name just a few.) I had to incorporate it into the Holidays – and what better way than this Fa La La La LLAMA 11″x14″ canvas. We will do some fun background painting and then create our fun Llama (WITH GLITTER!!!) This is going to be a super fun class, friends. Join us! $35 workshop fee, includes all supplies and instructions. Call 815-905-3068 to register!

OPEN ART NIGHTS/DAYS: Various days/nights – check calendar **$10**

Join us for our monthly Open Art Events!  Do you need a few hours of “me” time? Has it been months since you did something creative? Bring your own projects and supplies and spend some time in our shoppe away from the hustle and bustle of life. ** OR ** Have YOU gotten into the latest adult coloring craze? Bring your own supplies (or purchase a new coloring book and some pencils from us), grab a friend and perhaps a bottle of wine, and join us during our Open Art Nights/Days! These Open Art times are just for YOU! If you need suggestions of things to work on – we will have kits and materials for sale to get you started! Give us a call just so we know to expect you! (We might close the shoppe early is no one attends, so please call if you would like to come!) $5. Call 815-905-3068 to reserve your space!