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 APRIL 2018 CALENDAR!!

APRIL 2018



ADULT ART JOURNALING – SONG LYRIC BOOK – Tuesday, 3/13/2018 at 6:30PM to 8:30pm  $40 for first session, $20 each additional 

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. Your first class fee of $40 provides you with a 7″x10″ Canson XL Mixed Media Journal, and usage of paints, collage materials, glues and instructions for making your very own Song Lyric Journal Book. **COME WITH A FEW SONGS IN MIND, SO YOU CAN JUMP RIGHT IN AND START YOUR JOURNAL!!** The first class fee is $40, and subsequent classes will be $20. Pay as you attend. $40 fee for first time attending (will receive 7″x10″ Canson XL Mixed Media Journal) . $20 fee for all additional gatherings. Call 815-905-3068 to register!



I totally LOVE this months “Block” . . . Life is Beautiful! This eclectic collection of paper hexagons will be precut for you – you will simply select your FAVORITES and combine them in a fun honeycomb pattern, top with some buttons and flowers, and add a quote. We have such a great time the last Saturday of each month – gathering just under two hours – and leaving with a lovely little art goodie you can enjoy all month long. Life certainly IS beautiful – and so is this block, too!   $25 workshop fee, includes all supplies and instructions. Call 815-905-3068 to register!


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 Class APRIL theme – Holding Hearts Near:  Monday, 4/30/2018 at 6:30PM to 8:30PM  $25

“The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate” – Oprah Winfrey.  I absolutely LOVE this quote from Oprah, and thought it was a great time to incorporate a little bit of praise into our Creative Mindfulness classes. This month, we are going to explore those things (or people) in our life that we hold close to our heart. Join us as we make a pocket full of HEARTS to recall those things, moments or people who matter to us. $25 workshop fee, includes all supplies and instructions. Call 815-905-3068 to register!

Welcome to our MAY 2018 CALENDAR!!

MAY 2018

Welcome to our JUNE 2018 CALENDAR!!

JUNE 2018

OPEN ART NIGHTS/DAYS: Various days/nights – check calendar **$5**

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!