Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Mini Art with a Big Bang!

Last Thursday's monthly "ATC Workshop & Swap" was another fun evening, showcasing the talents of our very unique artists when they're thinking big in a small way!  With themes of "Words of Wisdom from Charlie Brown", "Red Hot!", "Super Heroes to the Rescue!", or "Bingo!" to pick from, after much thought and a few false starts, eveyone choose their favorite, and the creative juices began to flow . . . overflowed, in fact!  Just take a look for yourself!  Of course, everything looks better in person, so if you haven't paid a recent visit to our expanding ATC Gallery, you really do need to stop in and see for yourself just how amazing these small works of art are.

TOP ROW: "Out of the Kitchen (Red Hot!)", Lylia Hagerty; "Always a
Kind Word for Everyone", Deb Schinzel; "Red Hot Mama!", Sheila Rose;
"Words of Wisdom from Charlie Brown", Mimi Lawrence
MIDDLE ROW: "Bingo Was His Name-O!", Jean Hamrick; "She Is . . . Red Hot!", Terri Durst;
"Pokemon (Red Hot!)", Kristen Johnston; "Red Poppies", Vesna Miller
BOTTOM ROW: "Red Hot Chili Peppers", Charlotte Fern"Words of Wisdom
from Charlie Brown", Charmaine Conway; "BINGO!", Nicole Gibson-Rice
Stop by & check out these & all of the fantastic works of art
in our ever expanding "ATC Gallery"!
For those who missed this month's Workshop, make your plans now to join in the fun next month . . . Thursday, August 14th . . . when the monthly themes will be "Alice in Wonderland", "Aesop's Fables", "Things Under My Bed!", and "Cook's Choice~ATC Triptych".  Pick just 1, or mix-and-match from 2, 3, or all 4 categories, but start “thinking big in a small way" and we'll see you then at this fun NO COST workshop.  From experienced to novice . . . you’ll definitely want to see what it’s all about for yourself!   It couldn't be any more simple . . . create 12 ATCs using the monthly themes (keeping 1 for yourself & bringing 11 to the Swap) . . . all the same or each one different . . . then come and share with others in a true workshop atmosphere. Or just stop in and see what's going on with other artists, ask questions, share information, have fun, and become inspired!
Remember to save the date . . .
the second Thursday of each month from 6:00pm to 8:00pm . . .
we look forward to seeing you there!
The group is growing, but there's always room for more!

Be sure to watch next month for the results of our newest "Challenge" where we'll all be creating "Altered Banners".  The outcome is always exciting so stay tuned!  Each Challenge is voluntary and the "rules" are easy ~  for everyone who takes part, create 1 Challenge Item for "Show & Tell" using everyday mixed media materials . . . embellishments, paints, papers, stencils . . . whatever strikes your fancy!  Stay tuned for the results of this month's Challenge,"Altered CD Cases", in an upcoming post!

Upcoming Month's Themes -
   September 11th ~ "Autum Leaves", "Pointy Hats or Crowns",
      "Use a Puzzle Piece on an ATC", or "Cute . . . but Evil!"
   October 9th ~ "Black Cats & Pumpkins", "Edgar Allen Poe",
     "Vampires on the Loose!", or "Halloween / Day of the Dead"
   November 13th ~ "Elements - Earth, Wind & Fire", "Cats with Hats",
     "Yes, I'm a Scrapoholic!", or "Cook's Choice - Anything Goes!"
   December 11th ~ "Windows, Doors & Arches", "Oh, Christmas Tree . . .
      Oh, Christmas Tree", "Favorite Technique(s)", or "Abstracts"

If you'd like to join us at this fun & exciting NO COST workshop, call (480) 821-3758 for more details or information and let your imaginations & creative juices flow!  (If you can't make the Workshop, but still want to take part in the Swaps, call and let us know.  We'll be your "Swapper"!  We'd still love to have you participate!)

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