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 JANUARY 2020 CALENDAR!!

January 2020

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EMBRACE THE MAGIC – Tuesday 1/28/2020 6:30pm to 8:30pm $35

We are using the most gorgeous printed tissue paper for the background of this piece – then adding some acrylic paint, printed papers and stencils to add the mixed media charm, while topping it off with gorgeous ribbons! I love the finished piece just as much as the process to create it. Done on an 11″x14″ canvas, you will thoroughly enjoy it . . . JOIN US!  $35 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 FEBRUARY 2020 CALENDAR!!

February

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ASIAN ELEGANCE DECORATIVE ALBUM – Saturday 2/1/2020 10am to 1pm – $45

We have gathered some of the most breathtaking and gorgeous Asian images, papers, emphemera, beads and baubles for this class, friends. I can’t even tell you how gorgeous this project is going to be. Join us as we take a really cool black album and fill it with the most beautiful goodies representative of the Orient. Everything is so special in this class . . . it is going to be a really beautiful day and you will leave with a decorative piece that you will enjoy for hours and hours.   $45 workshop fee, includes all supplies and instructions. Call 815-905-3068 to register!


IMG_1530JOURNALING WARRIORS – Monday 2/3/2020 6:30pm to 8:30pm $15

Join us in 2020 as we start a new Art Journaling gathering. We are still meeting twice a month (come when you can, don’t when you can’t) – but our class topics will extend past “Women Warriors” to a whole variety of themes and ideas.  We will discuss new techniques, explore themes and journaling prompts, and have plenty of time to CREATE. Pay as you attend. $15 per session fee includes use of paints, collage materials, glues and a variety of supplies. ** You MUST bring your own sketchbook or journal to each session. ** Call 815-905-3068 to reserve your space.


CARDINAL COLLAGE on CANVAS – Friday 2/7/2020 6:00pm to 9pm – $40

If you have been around the shoppe the past couple of years, you have previously been introduced to our torn paper collage pieces – Lola, the Flamingo and Patty, the Peacock. Join us for this AMAZING and new addition to our torn paper family . . . our beloved Cardinal, JOE (he is named after my Dad, dear friends. It just had to be!) Like so many of the projects we post here – the photos do not do this one justice – it is even MORE stunning in person. This is done on a 10″x20″, it is just perfect. Sign up early for him, friends . . . we have TWO classes on the calendar, because I KNOW he is going to fill up. Join us! **PLEASE NOTE – THIS CLASS BEGINS AT 6PM!!**  $40 workshop fee, includes all supplies and instructions. Call 815-905-3068 to register!


ALCOHOL INK DRAGON FLY DREAMS: Saturday 2/8/2020 10am to 12pm $35

We LOVE working with Alcohol Inks in our shoppe, and love bringing a class to you using them (at least a couple times a year). This one was created by shoppe friend, Cindy, and I find it absolutely stunning! We are working on a 6″ x 15″ Yupo paper for this project, and bring some awesome dimension into our dragon flies by poppings some of them off the page. How brilliant! Join us for this lovely morning of fun! $35 workshop fee, includes all supplies and instructions.  Call 815-905-3068 to register!

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BUTTON FLEUR DE LIS: Tuesday 2/11/2020 6:30pm to 8:30pm $40

We has so much fun with our button moon class in January, we decided to keep the button joy alive by coming up with a really awesome Fleur De Lis project. Not using beautiful vintage papers and sheet musice, we’ll collage the canvas first in class colors of ivory, black, and shades of wine – add some paint and stencils – and then top it with this gorgeous fleur de lis. I adore the finished piece. Really, such a classic look to it, it makes me happy. We are doing this one on a 12″x12″ canvas. Join us!  $35 workshop fee, includes all supplies and instructions.  Call 815-905-3068 to register!

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A NIGHT OF FAITH & ART – JANUARY THEME: JOY– Wednesday 2/12/2020 6:30pm to 8:00pm $10

Join us tonight as we elevate our regular BIBLE JOURNALING gatherings into something more. If you want to Bibile Journal – come and do that! Want to make Scripture ATC’s – THIS is your place! Want to share stories of faith in a safe place with friends – look no further! We are going to present a theme each month and if you would like – come prepared with something to share about this months theme. This monthly gathering is open to all and we will discuss other avenues for creating at each session. Minimum supplies and materials will be available (some papers, markers, colored pencils, etc.). $10 per session fee includes use of paints, collage materials, glues and a variety of supplies.  Call 815-905-3068 to register!


MOM & ME: MAD HATTER’S HAT PROJECT Saturday 2/15/2020 10am to 11am $25

We are doing something a little different this month with “Mom & Me”. We love all things “Alice in Wonderland” in our shoppe, and thought it would be fun if the kids could create their very own adorable “Mad Hatter” Top Hats! Mom and Little one can paint, glue, and add lots of awesome paper shapes and gems to their hats. We’ll have an “Alice in Wonderland” movie playing while we enjoy our creative time. JOIN US! $25 workshop fee, includes all supplies and instructions, PER CHILD. Call 815-905-3068 to register!


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ALICE IN WONDERLAND – Saturday 2/15/2020 1pm to 3pm $35 **FOR ADULTS OR KIDS! PLEASE NOTE: CHILDREN UNDER 8 NEED AN ADULT HELPER FOR THIS PROJECT**

We are continuing our love of all things Alice this afternoon, and offering this whimsical Alice in Wonderland canvas piece this afternoon. I love the bright colors of the flowers  and papers, and the use of the vintage Alice illustration in the center. I will have lots of different papers you can use in your garden, as well as a variety of quotes from the beloved story (you will be able to customize this one in so many ways!!) Join us! $35 workshop fee, includes all supplies and instructions. Call 815-905-3068 to register!


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BOOKBINDERS GUILD Sunday 2/16/2020 12pm to 3pm $10 if working on continuous projects, $30 for brand new projects

We are lovers of all things book, journaling, binding, and handmade in here. Anything that encourages us in creating small little art goodies full of beautiful images, papers, words . . . anything that brings us JOY. We thought it would be fun to create a little “club” of creative bookmaking friends. So that is what our “Bookbinders Guild” will be. We will gather once a month, and either work on already created journals (if you have any that you are currently working on), OR learn how to make brand new journals and/or book in a variety of techniques. Join us for that first gathering and see what it is about. $10 if working on an already existing project, or $30 if you are starting on a brand new one. Call 815-905-3068 to register!


IMG_1530JOURNALING WARRIORS – Monday 2/17/2020 6:30pm to 8:30pm $15

Welcome to our CWAS Art Journaling gathering. We meeting twice a month (come when you can, don’t when you can’t) – and spend time doing what we love . . . ART JOURNALING! We will distribute quotes, images, and supplies to make your pages so special, and will discuss new techniques, explore themes and journaling prompts, and have plenty of time to CREATE. Pay as you attend. $15 per session fee includes use of paints, collage materials, glues and a variety of supplies. ** You MUST bring your own sketchbook or journal to each session. ** Call 815-905-3068 to reserve your space.


MIXED MEDIA ART DOLLS: Wednesday 2/19/2020 6:30pm to 8:30pm $35

(Photo coming soon of project example!) Friends, we’ll have to think a little “outside of the box” on this one. But I gotta tell you, the process of creating these awesome dollies is so much fun and so creative, you will adore it – and them! I have some really lovely images that work so perfectly on this project – and what a cool finished piece it is! Join us for an evening of super fun creating!  $35 workshop fee, includes all supplies and instructions.  Call 815-905-3068 to register!


FLOWER SPARKLE MIXED MEDIA: Saturday 2/22/2020 10am to 12pm $30

(Photo coming soon of project example!) We are kicking it up a notch with textures and stencils and glitter on this really lovely mixed media piece. This is a great piece that is a lot of fun to create. Done on an 11″x14″ canvas, enjoy the textures and multiple layers in this goodie . . . I really adore it. You can customize the colors for this! Join us. $30 workshop fee, includes all supplies and instructions.  Call 815-905-3068 to register!


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TRIBE STACK: Tuesday 2/25/2020 6:30pm to 8:30pm $30

One of the things I love about the shoppe is when a dear shoppe friend creates something amazing and lets us offer it as a class for others to make. That is exactly what happened in this piece. The brain child and creation of Cindy, I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE this piece. It is just the perfect whimsy that I adore, and the sentiment – so perfect. Done on a 9″x12″ canvas, join us for a lovely night of fun! $30 workshop fee, includes all supplies and instructions.  Call 815-905-3068 to register!

ATC/OPEN ART DAY: Saturday 2/29/2020 10am to 2pm $FREE

 Call 815-905-3068 to register!

COME BACK SOON FOR OUR NEXT MONTH CALENDAR!