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 JUNE 2018 CALENDAR!!

JUNE 2018

i am enough2I AM ENOUGH – Mixed Media Collage on Canvas – Tuesday, 6/19/2018 at 6:30PM to 8:30PM.  $35  

I AM ENOUGH . . . and YOU ARE ENOUGH . . . so let us be ENOUGH, TOGETHER! Join us as we use some wonderful Jane Davenport collage papers and take ourselves on a journey of acceptance and love in this really fun collage piece. See how easy it is to make handpainted roses (I just love them!), and make this lovely 9″x12″ canvas piece that will be a gentle reminder to go easy on yourself.  Join us! $35 workshop fee, includes all supplies and instructions. Call 815-905-3068 to register!

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BEACH ART – Mixed Media – Wednesday, 6/20/2018 at 6:30PM to 8:30PM.  $35  

The beach is one of the most breathtaking places on earth – when I found these awesome canvas/wood hanging surfaces, I just had to try and make my own mixed Media beach scene on it. We will use some collage techniques on this one, as well as use some great shells and wood cut outs. Then top it off with glass bead gel to make the waves just perfect. You will love this 8″x12″ canvas hanging piece.  Join us! $35 workshop fee, includes all supplies and instructions. Call 815-905-3068 to register!

12 Days of Christmas: DAY 6 – Monday, 6/25/2018 at 6:30PM to 8:30PM.  $25  

Oh, friends . . . we are having SO much fun during our “12 Days of Christmas” series! These little small art pieces follow the 12 days of Christmas – we make one each month – and will hang so beautifully on a wall during your holidays! (Brilliant idea, don’t you think?) This month, it’s a SIX GEESE A LAYIN’!!! These will be made on a small 5″ x 7″ canvas, so you can hang them in a lovely size collage when all is said and done! And if you miss one – don’t worry!! We will offer MAKE-UP CLASSES in November and December for any that were missed throughout the year!  $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:   6:30PM to 8:30pm  $25

We are really getting a lovely collection of journaling pages together, aren’t we friends? This month, our theme is “BE-ing”. We will start with a silhouette of ourselves (don’t worry – we will work on that in class), and plant ourselves in a garden with reminders of “BE-ing” all around us. I love these classes, and can’t wait to join all of you for this months project.  $25 class fee. Call 815-905-3068 to register!

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ADULT ART JOURNALING – SONG LYRIC BOOK – THURSDAY, 6/28/2018 at 6:30PM to 9pm  $40 first time, $20 Subsq 

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!


BLOCK OF THE MONTH: Summer BBQ Block! – Saturday, 6/30/2017  at 10AM to 12PM.  $25

I had so much fun making this block, dear friends . . . who doesn’t love a hot dog and chips on a fun summer day? $25 workshop fee, includes all supplies and instructions. Call 815-905-3068 to register!Summer Craft Club flyer 2018-1

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.

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 JULY 2018 CALENDAR!!

JULY 2018

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VINTAGE BUTTERFLY on Canvas – Friday, 7/6/2018 at 10:00AM to 12:30PM.  $30 

I recently found these awesome vintage butterfly images that I couldn’t wait to incorporate into a piece of art. Join us this beautiful Friday morning as we take a couple of hours and make a lovely little (8″x8″) vintage butterfly art piece. This is the perfect size for a small cubicle, on an easel in a bookshelf, or on a bathroom counter. You an customize and choose from a LARGE variety of butterflies in ALL DIFFERENT color schemes!  $30 workshop fee, includes all supplies and instructions. Call 815-905-3068 to register!


This is Me2KIDS POP-UP CLASS (AGES 8 and UP): “This is Me” Canvas – Thursday, 7/12/2018 at 10:00AM to 11:30PM.  $25 

Our Summer Kids Camp has been SUCH FUN and SO WELL RECEIVED, friends, that we decided to add some awesome “KIDS POP-UP CLASSES” this month, to share art with even MORE young wings!!! And our “This Is ME” canvas is SO fantastic – we just HAD to offer it again!!! Kids will be able to select the music silhouette from a large variety we have already pre-cut!! Join us for a fun a super fun morning of creative time and make this awesome 8″x10″ canvas piece.  $25 workshop fee, includes all supplies and instructions. Call 815-905-3068 to register!


IMG_9087MIXED MEDIA YOGA GIRL – Friday, 7/13/2018 at 6:30PM to 9:00PM  $30

I can’t even tell you how many people come into our shoppe and say that they LOVE our Mixed Media Yoga Girl!!! (And ask when we are doing another class!) This is it, friends!! Join us for this awesome time to reflect and creative . . . do you have any idea how often I look at it throughout the day and remind myself . . . to “Let that *@#! Go!”? Well, I will tell you . . . I do . . . OFTEN! I think most of us can use a reminder like this – so join us for a couple hours tonight and make your VERY OWN CUSTOM Yoga Girl! (Hair color, style, and clothing is all personalized and selected by YOU!) You can even write something different on your canvas . . . (although I guarantee, you will love it as it is!) Each participant will leave with a 8″ x 10″ Yoga Girl that you will cherish! $30 workshop fee, includes all supplies and instructions. Call 815-905-3068 to register!


Do more things“DO MORE THINGS . . . .” PAINTED CANVAS – Tuesday, 7/17/2018 at 6:30PM to 8:30PM  $40

I came across this quote last week and it IMMEDIATELY spoke to me . . . “DO MORE THINGS THAT MAKE YOU FORGET TO CHECK YOUR PHONE” . . .  and I HAD to figure out a way to turn this into an art piece to hang in my home. Join us as we use incorporate the quote into a paint collage. I am hoping it reminds my family to put the phone down, and enjoy the day a little. I just love it and think it is perfect for a study, a TV room or family room!  (You can select your own colors to match your room or home!!)  This is an awesome 14″ x 14″ since and is all painting. Words can be pre-drawn for you, or you can draw upon your arrival.  $40 workshop fee, includes all supplies and instructions. Call 815-905-3068 to register!


 

BLOCK OF THE MONTH: Dragon Fly Large Block – Saturday, 7/28/2017  at 10AM to 12PM.  $30

We did a Dragon Fly canvas piece last month, and the class was so well received that we decided to turn the project into a Large Wooden Block and offer it THIS month! Join us for a Saturday morning of art and dreams . . . you will LOVE the finished product!! $30 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!