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 AUGUST 2018 CALENDAR!!

August 2018

Sunflower Button on wood

SUNFLOWER BUTTON PROJECT ON WOOD – SATURDAY, 8/18/2018 at 10AM to 12:30PM.  $40 

Hi . . . my name is Leanne . . . and I have an obsession with buttons. YOU DO, TOO!?!?  Then JOIN ME for this absolutely gorgeous Sunflower Button project and let’s play with buttons ALL MORNING LONG!!! We will start with a 10″x10″ wood palette, add a touch of paint (for leaves), and get lost in a pile of buttons until our Sunflowers appear. This is such a stunning piece. (The photos never do them justice, I tell you). If you have any extra special yellow and/or brown buttons – bring them with you. And call early to sign up – our button classes fill quickly!!   $40 workshop fee, includes all supplies and instructions. Call 815-905-3068 to register!

open art journalingOPEN ART JOURNALING – SONG LYRIC or ANY SUBJECT JOURNAL – TUESDAY, 8/21/2018 at 6:30PM to 8:30PM  $10 

Art Journaling is a wonderful creative process combining written words with visual arts . . . and it is for EVERYONE! You DON’T have to be able to draw or paint to do Art Journaling.  Today we are opening the shoppe for you to just come and create. Bring  your own projects and supplies and spend some time in our shoppe away from the hustle and bustle of life. We will have a few things out to us, just in case you forget something (scissors, glue, a few paints, markers, etc.). Sometimes it is great to just get out of the house and create in an inspiring environment. Join us! $10 shoppe fee Open Art. Call 815-905-3068 to register!


Happy Glamping1“HAPPY GLAMPING” on CANVAS – Thursday, 8/23/2018  at 6:30PM to 8:30PM.  $35

Friends, you might be surprised by this . . . but I am not a camping sort of girl. That is, unless I had an adorable camper like THIS project!! (I prefer to camp on the side of glamour . . . don’t you?) Tonight we are going to create our “Creative Wings” version of those adorable little vintage campers you see pictures of online – we will have lots of different patterned papers and things to use to “GLAM our CAMPer up!” Please join us for this really fun project. It is awesome!! $35 workshop fee, includes all supplies and instructions. Call 815-905-3068 to register!


moonstruck-february-movie-night

MOVIE & ART NIGHT: MOONSTRUCK – Friday, 8/24/2018 at 6:30PM to 8:30PM.  $35 

Join us tonight for our ever-so-popular “Movie & Art” night in the shoppe! We started this in February 2017, with THIS VERY PROJECT!! So many people have asked for us to offer this particular class again, we are bringing it back to you TONIGHT! Tonight we are making this awesome Mixed Media piece in the subject of “Wine by Moonlight” . . . (yes, WINE!!) Canvas size is 12″ X 16″. You are going to LOVE it!! $35 workshop fee, includes all supplies and instructions. Call 815-905-3068 to register!


august blockBLOCK OF THE MONTH: VINTAGE GIRL w/QUEENISM QUOTE – Saturday, 8/25/2018  at 10AM to 12PM.  $25

Friends, I found this vintage girl image last month, and couldn’t wait to share her with all of you. (We even used her on an Art Journaling page in a class last month). This month, we are going to put her on a block and add some awesome “Queenism” quote to remind us of the value of US! Please join us for this really fun Block project. It is awesome!! $25 workshop fee, includes all supplies and instructions. Call 815-905-3068 to register!

CREATIVE MINDFULNESS CLASSES (AGE 18+)

One of my lifetime dreams has always been to help create and encourage a safe environment where women could come together and share experiences and challenges they have faced, or are currently facing, in their lives – all while healing through art. I am not an art therapist (and would never claim to be), but I know that art has often helped me work through obstacles in my life. Art has helped save my soul countless times, all while helping me heal during times of tremendous anxiety and turmoil.
Starting in January 2018, we are so very proud to introduce a new monthly class in the shoppe called our “CREATIVE MINDFULNESS CLASSES”. The idea behind this program is to gather in the shoppe once a month to create a collage art piece with images, paints, words and doodles, done on a thick-high quality paper, as we talk (or just listen) through our experiences and stories. Each month will have a SPECIFIC THEME of focus. (Themes will range month to month – including ‘balance’, ‘finding happiness’, ‘BEing’, ‘meditation’, and more). Please call the shoppe for more information.

CREATIVE MINDFULNESS THEME: Building our Journals 6:30PM to 8:30pm  $25

We are really getting a lovely collection of journaling pages together, aren’t we friends? This month, we will begin to create our handmade journal by learning how to create an accordian spine for our pages. I can not wait to see how everyones journal is coming together. Try to bring ALL your pages with you, if you can! I can’t wait to join all of you for this months project.  $25 class fee. Call 815-905-3068 to register!

COLLAGED FLAMINGO on CANVAS (ENCORE CLASS!) – THURSDAY, 8/30/2018 at 6:30PM to 9PM.  $40 

So much fun, had to do it again (and AGAIN!!) Here is our 2nd Encore class of Lola – my favorite flamingo! I am just obsessed with papers and patterned paper and textures, and taking something as ordinary as a small piece of scrap paper, and turning it into something absolutely amazing. A friend mentioned we should offer a Flamingo class, and images of this flamingo immediately came to mind. Learn about the fine art of “collaging”, as we take a small stack of pink papers and turn them into Lola. (Yes, after working on her for a couple hours, I had to name her!!) This project is done on a 10″x20″ canvas. You can use this quote, use your own, or leave words off completely. Whatever you do – you will LOVE it!   $40 workshop fee, includes all supplies and instructions. Call 815-905-3068 to register!

Welcome to our SEPTEMBER 2018 CALENDAR!!

SEPTEMBER 2018


MOM & ME – Apple Art Project: Saturday, 9/1/2018 at 10am to 11am  $25 per child 

(PHOTO TO COME!! CHECK BACK SOON!) Now that summer is over, it is time to bring back our Monthly “Mom & Me” classes, when Mom and a little one (ages 5 and up) work together on ONE canvas in an awesome Fall “Apple theme! Class is one hour long – and will is just enough time to come in, create something fun, and head on home. (But the idea, materials and clean up is handled by us!) Only doing the 10am this month – so please join us.  $25 workshop fee, includes all supplies and instructions, PER CHILD. Call 815-905-3068 to register!


EASY MARBLING (NEW TECHNIQUE!) Wednesday, 9/5/2018 at 6:30pm to 8:30pm  $25  

(PHOTO TO COME!! CHECK BACK SOON!) Join us as we explore marbling with a super easy technique that will teach you how to marble a variety of surfaces. Learn how to create marbling patterns on paper that you can use for card making, scrapbooking, art journaling or mixed media art. Participant will leave with at least 4 sheets of 8″x10″ marbled paper they have created.  $25 workshop fee, includes all supplies and instructions. Call 815-905-3068 to register!

Scarecrow Bottle

SCARECROW WINE BOTTLE PROJECT: Thursday, 9/6/2018 at 6:30pm to 8:30pm  $35  

Can we really be planning FALL projects? Ummm . . . yes, we can. And we ARE! Join us for this SUPER ADORABLE wine bottle project and see how cute it looks as we turn it into a Scarecrow. We have a lots of awesome materials from burlap to tissue and buttons and lace that you can use on your Scarecrow. This is a little more crafty than most of our projects . . . but you know us, we LOVE to change it up from time to time! Join us! $35 workshop fee, includes all supplies and instructions. Call 815-905-3068 to register!


FALL FLOWER MASON JAR: Tuesday, 9/11/2018 at 6:30pm to 8:30pm  $40  

(PHOTO TO COME!! CHECK BACK SOON!) 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. You will, too! $40 workshop fee, includes all supplies and instructions. Call 815-905-3068 to register!


Scarecrow BottleSCARECROW WINE BOTTLE PROJECT: Saturday, 9/14/2018 at 10am to 12pm  $35  

ENCORE!! Can we really be planning FALL projects? Ummm . . . yes, we can. And we ARE! Join us for this SUPER ADORABLE wine bottle project and see how cute it looks as we turn it into a Scarecrow. We have a lots of awesome materials from burlap to tissue and buttons and lace that you can use on your Scarecrow. This is a little more crafty than most of our projects . . . but you know us, we LOVE to change it up from time to time! Join us! $35 workshop fee, includes all supplies and instructions. Call 815-905-3068 to register!

Home

NO PLACE LIKE HOME on CANVAS: Saturday, 9/15/2018 at 10am to 12pm  $35  

FALL brings feeling of warmth and Home to my mind . . . what better time to do this delightful “No Place Like Home” canvas piece? I love the texture in the house and fence . . . it makes me so happy. Canvas is 12″x 16″ – a perfect size to fit anywhere in your home. 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!