Sunday, March 12, 2017

CAST CONCRETE INITIALS WORKSHOP

Letter forms are a popular decor item that are even more meaningful because they can represent our own intials or those of someone near to us. Here is a fun workshop whgere you can create your own cast concrete initials.
You will learn to make a mold of your initials and cast them in concrete. Take the cast mold home to cure and finish the same day. Your mold can even be re-used.
These are the dates this workshop is offered:
Thursday evening, March 16, 7:00-9:00
Saturday morning, March 18, 10:00 - 12:00
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Saturday, February 4, 2017

CONCRETE GARDEN MOSAIC COLLAGE

CONCRETE GARDEN MOSAIC COLLAGE
Our next creative workshops focus on collaging a variety of concrete ornaments, and other found objects into a composition that might take the form of a garden stone, a garden stake or a wall frieze.
Create exactly what you want for your garden in this one-session workshop.  
Combine existing concrete ornaments, with glass, marbles, broken china, hardware…anything you want to set into concrete to make this textural relief collage. Use our stuff or combine with your own. Take it home to cure and finish. Workshop fee is $35.
Thursday evening , February 23, 7:00-9:00 Saturday morning, February 25, 10:00-12:00 noon
Sunday afternoon, February 26. 1:00-3:00
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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Cast Heart Plaque Workshop

Stephanie made these hearts in our Cast Heart Plaques workshop last week. She has just taken them out of the mold. They look a little crude at this point. By the time she has finished the steps below these hearts will be stars on her wall for Valentine's Day.
See the heart with the large "U R" and the little shelf below?
This is for her to put custom words on the heart using scrabble tiles placed along the little shelf... 
U R MINE...U R WEIRD....U R SEXY... U R HOT.... U R SWEET
Pretty clever I'd say!
Here are next steps. The others in this workshop can follow these same steps for finishing:
1. Burnish and rub the hearts with a stone or brick to acheive cleaner, sharper edges. They will look nicer and less "Flintstoney".
2. Scrub them with a brush in hot soapy water and allow to dry.
3. Add color in selected areas or as an all-over coat. Decide if you want the edges painted or not.
4. Let them dry. The color will be bright and very contrasty against the concrete. To soften this contras,t you can mix up a stain from either white or black paint and water. Add just enough paint to make the mixture milky- you want to soften the color, not cover it. Brush all surfaces with a large brush to flood the surfaces and allow the excess to run off. If too much pigment remains, lightly remove some of it with a damp sponge. Allow to dry.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Join us in a Creative Workshop!

Our winter creative workshops sessions are in full swing.  Beat the winter blahs by joining us for some creative fun.




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Wednesday, December 28, 2016

THREE WORKSHOPS FEATURE GUEST ARTISTS


 You'll find a diverse line-up of creative workshop activities for yourself, your family and friends or make it a party! These are great things to do with a group or club too. Designed to be more arty than crafty, these experiences will nurture the creativity of kids and adults alike. Three of the workshops will be lead by guest artists:
Natalie Thomas: Ceramic Heart Garland
Lisa Freeman: Encaustic Hearts Painting
Karen Skillett: Block Print Wall Art
Check them out at peaceinmygarden.com


WINTER CREATIVE WORKSHOPS


You'll find a diverse line-up of creative workshop activities for yourself, your family and friends or make it a party! These are great things to do with a group or club too. Designed to be more arty than crafty, these experiences will nurture the creativity of kids and adults alike. Three of the workshops will be lead by guest artists:
Natalie Thomas: Ceramic Heart Garland
Lisa Freeman: Encaustic Hearts Painting
Karen Skillett: Block Print Wall Art
Check them out at peaceinmygarden.com

Monday, November 28, 2016