Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Check Out the New CraftFusion Calendar & Join in the Fun!

September has almost come to an end and October is fast approaching . . . and we all know what that means!  New classes at CraftFusion!  Come join us for your favorite class before they're filled up!  Call (480) 821-3758 now to make your reservations.  Remember, each class participant receives a 10% discount on all purchases the day of the class, too! (excluding future classes, handmade or consignment items)  We’re also adding new classes (and new teachers!) to the calendar all the time, too, so be sure to check back here and the Calendar page on the website at often for changes and updates.  We look forward to seeing everyone soon!

Thursday, Sept. 22nd from 7:00-8:30pm
Thursday Nigh Technique Series – “Embossing Powders”     $15.00
Join JACK & CAT CURIO in this week’s Techniques Class, “Embossing Powders”, and be amazed at what this wonderful powder can do.  Learn the correct techniques in the use of embossing powders and mediums, all the while exploring the different results you can get.  All supplies will be provided.

Friday, Sept. 23rd from 10:30am – 2:30pm
** THIS CLASS IS FILLED! Two New Classes Added Oct. 28th **
“Halloween Mini-Album”                                                            $38.00
Join DANA EDWARDS as she helps you create a fun "Halloween Mini-Album" using Authentique's newest paper line, "Glowing".  You'll construct this spooky book using skewers, waxed linen thread, and the piano hinge binding technique.  Lots of fun embellishments are included to help decorate this fantastic Halloween keepsake.  Lunch and all supplies will be provided, but feel free to bring any favorite trim or bling you might want to add.

Saturday, Sept. 24th from 10:30am – 3:30pm
“Journey to OZ” Album & Workbook with Jack & Cat Curio       $70.00
Follow the yellow brick road . . . and join JACK & CAT CURIO, design team members for Graphic 45, as they guide you into the Realm of Oz.
Each student will be given a kit filled with papers, embellishments, trims, and more to create a fabulous Emerald City three-ring chipboard album.  Join in for a day filled with glitter techniques, giveaways, and wonderful OZ-like creativity.  Lunch and all supplies will be provided, but feel free to bring your favorite details cutters and adhesive.

Thursday, Sept. 29th from 7:00-8:30pm
Thursday Night Techniques Class – “Alcohol Inks”      $15.00
Continue your journey through the maze of inks with this week’s Techniques Class, “Alcohol Inks”.  We all have these wonderful little bottles of inks in our creative stash, but do we all know how to use them?  And on what project?  Join JACK & CAT CURIO as they demonstrate the how-to’s when it comes to Alcohol Inks.  All supplies will be provided.

Saturday, Oct. 1st from 10:30am - 4:30pm
“Steampunk & Halloween Printer Tray” with Jack & Cat Curio   $80.00
What do you get when you mix Halloween with your love of steampunk?  Come and join JACK & CAT CURIO as they guide you in this all day class to create a one-of-a-kind mysterious and dark piece of eye candy.  In this class, you’ll combine lost and found objects, ephemera, trinkets and treasures, and several papers from the Graphic 45 Steampunk Debutante collection into a rich story using the Tim Holtz idea-ology Print Tray.  Techniques that you’ll learn will include rusting found objects, creating texture with molding paste, aging and inking, and other strong techniques for collage storytelling.  Lunch and all supplies will be provided for this all-day workshop.

Thursday, Oct. 6th from 7:00-8:30pm
“How-To-Do-It!” Series                                                $25.00
Brand New Series – Exclusive to CraftFusion! 
All your beautiful crafts are finished and now it’s time to promote yourself and your art. How do you go about it? Do you try to sell your art at an art fair and which one?  How do you learn about them?  How do your fellow artists use all that cyber stuff? What is the difference between "Facebook", "Google", and Twitter" and do you need them?  Do you need a website or blog and how do you go about getting one started?   WHAT DO YOU DO???  If you’re asking yourself these questions and more, don't panic!  Instead, join us at the fantastic new “HOW-TO-DO-IT” SERIES with JACK & CAT CURIO & others the first Thursday of each month from 7:00-8:30pm, beginning OCTOBER 6th.  There's no need to struggle on your own or reinvent the wheel.  Come and learn all the secrets and ins & outs to the BUSINESS OF ART and how to take your art to a higher level from those who have been there and through it all before.  Join us - you won’t be sorry!  Make your reservations now!

Saturday, October 8th from 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
"Altered Book & Album"                                       $50.00
Create an "Altered Book & Album" full of fun techniques with a family & home theme.  You'll ink, stamp, hammer, bead and paint your way through class.  You'll have the opportunity to choose items to make the book your own.  Each one will be unique! Supplies to Bring: paper trimmer, scissors, liquid glue, any of your favorite inks (earth tones will be available), and any photos you'd like to include (optional - may be added later).  Lunch and all other items will be provided.

Tuesday, Oct. 11th from 10:30am-12:30pm
“Handmade Paper Roses” with Cheryl Wildman         $20.00
These "Handmade Paper Roses" are beautiful!  They're fun to make and great for embellishing cards, scrapbooks, mini albums, photo frames, or any project that needs a floral accent.  Turn them into one-of-a-kind refrigerator magnets for that "last minute" gift!  You'll learn how to prepare the paper, make the basic cuts using dies and punches, and how to form and assemble the petals and leaves.  All supplies are included.

Tuesday, Oct. 11th from 5:00pm-8:30pm
“Altered Halloween Matchbox Shrines”
with Sharon VanDussen                                             $35.00
"Matchbox Shrines" are personal, portable works of art that can be hidden in a pocket or drawer.  Enclose a tiny message and they're a unique alternative to a card.  They're small enough to be made into magnets, pins, or even a small gift box.  In this class, everything will be supplied for you to make at least two Matchbox Shrines, but feel free to bring anything of your own for a really personal shrine.  Join in the fun making these Halloween-theme Matchbox Shrines!  A WORD OF CAUTION . . . THESE ARE ADDICTIVE!

Saturday, Oct. 15th from 10:00am-12:00 noon
“Chasing Rainbows Altered Dominoes” with Judy Wood      $35.00
Join JUDY WOOD as she continues to share with you a variety of techniques in this intermediate class in creating beautiful miniature works of art in “Chasing Rainbows Altered Dominoes”.  Begin with a blank wood art board and dominoes, then just add your favorite inks and bling, and share in the magic of making this fantastic collage that you’d be proud to give as a gift or keep for yourself.  All supplies will be provided, but please bring any small favorite bling or trim you may want to add.

Saturday, Oct. 22nd from 10:00am – 3:30pm
“Dark Wings Shrine Box” with Jack & Cat Curio                 $65.00
It's almost Halloween and we all know what that means when it comes to Jack & Cat!  Come and create a special, one-of-a-kind mysterious and rustic, 6"x6" shrine box with  JACK & CAT CURIO.  Students will be guided in various techniques for producing exciting and aged looking textures out of everyday objects.  Lunch and all supplies will be provided for this all-day workshop.

Saturday, Nov. 5th from 10:30am-2:30pm
“Simply Charming Bracelet” with Tina Wishart                    $45.00

Join TINA WISHART in creating this adorable charm bracelet with found objects, rolled paper beads, UTEE, shrink art, and other fun techniques!  Each bracelet will be different and unique as you'll be able to pick and choose and add the items you like the most.  Supplies to Bring: needlenose pliers . . . lunch and everything else will be provided.  Don't miss out on the fun!
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