May, 2009

Summer Sale is coming! Saturday August 1st

Summer is getting closer and that means, it’s time to get ready for Artascope Studio’s Summer Sale!

Last year was out first Outdoor Arts & Crafts Show and it was a tremendous success! It began as a celebration of our third anniversary but YOU turned it in to so much more than that! We had jewelers, knitters, card makers, painters and MORE! Over 40 of our teachers, students, friends and family participated in this event last Septemeber!

We are sending out an OPEN CALL to anyone in the Artascope community that would again, like to participate in this annual event! This year, we will be hosting the Summer Sale on Saturday August 1st, 10am to 4pm! Again, there is no fee to enter in the show but we do take a percentage of each sale to cover our costs!

If you would like to participate in this year’s Summer Sale at Artascope Studios or would like more information, please let us know! Spaces fill up fast! Reserve yours today!

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Artascope at PROP's Family Expo!

Another fun day for me, Suzanne, to sneak out of the Studios to promote some of the cool stuff that we do here at Artascope! Did you know, that we offer classes for kids? Not everyone does, so today, I packed up a little make and take project and headed over to the Portland Expo Center for an 11 am Make-n-Take demo!

And, when I got there, the presenter before me was wearing a snake. OH MY! A VERY large (python I believe) snake that was over 13 feet long, as many kids in the audience volunteered to get up on stage and hold. My camera wasn’t in a cooperative mood, so unfortunately, I didn’t get a chance to catch their faces with a HUGE grin as they held the shedding snake.\

Yes, I said shedding. As I set up for the Artascope presentation, I found many remnant bits of the last performer. I guess I am not a snake person as that gave me goosebumps!

But anyways, we had a fun and quick 20 minute Make-n-Take demo that pulled in lots of kids, moms and dads! The kids loved being able to try out the hammers…and really give them a bang! We have simple silver wire hearts and brass pine trees for the guests to practice their Hammered Metal skills!

Everyone left with a huge smile on their face and ready to plan their next outing! Kids Art Parties offer a variety of projects for kids, at $25 per child, minimum of 5 kids. The projects are about 2 hours and we love when the birthday parties bring in cake and presents!

We also offer private art lessons for kids interested in exploring more in depth! Also, we are trying to organize a sewing group for kids 8 to 12! If your child would like to learn to sew, please let me know!

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Mother's Day Open House was a blast!

Thanks to many of you who joined us this past Saturday to celebrate MOM! It was especially great to see many new faces, sent here by YOU! along with Dad and the kids, out to make Mom something really special this year!

Gary and Marcia from WigJig™ joined us the the Jewelry Studio and taught a mini workshop in the “Queen of Clubs” earring design! It was fun to watch Gary and Marcia teach their wire wrapping techniques with their tool! Many folks who joined us for the WigJig™ project had little to no experience wire working but had the perfect teachers!

Upstairs in the Painting studio, papers were spread out all over the tables as folks completed their quest for the perfect paper to make Mom a card. Glitter, sequins and other assorted collage materials also were inspiring! One round of excitement even saw the glitter make it all over the floor! We really love watching kids get into card making!

Our next Open House is set for Saturday June 12th from 10am to 1pm! Bring that project in that is begging to be finished! Bring in your friends, family or co-workers and give them a tour of your favorite creative space!

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Great Mother's Day Gift Ideas!

Are you stumped at what to get Mom this year for Mother’s Day? Did you know that there is a local Artist Gallery located at Artascope Studios! These items makes beautiful gifts! Is Mom looking to explore her creative side? Gift Certificated are also available!

We’ve just expanded the Gallery to include upstairs!
Talented local Artists who may be your neighbor, friend, co-worker and even Art Night Out teacher, have their work for show and sale in the Gallery! Gift Certificates may be used any way Mom wants – workshops, supplies and YES, Gallery goodies, too!

There are fabulous jewelry designs! Awesome handbags from vintage fabric! Inspiring cards! Photo albums! Original paintings! and even more beautful work!

Some of the Featured Artsits include: Christina Taylor, Clint Muse, Betina Clark, Diane Brakeley, Suzanne Drown-Trout, Matt Owens and many many more!

Gallery is open daily 9am to 7pm. Perfect stop to find an inspiring gift for mom! Want to make Mom something special? Join us for out Open House, this Sat, the 9th from 10 to 1. FREE Card Making and a mini workshops making earrings with the WigJig for only $10 with the creators of the WigJig themselves!

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Celebrate Mother's Day Open House! Sat May 9th (10am to 1pm)

Cardmaking, WigJig™-ing and Crafting

Grab the kids! Send them out with Dad! Or join us yourself! This Saturday’s Open House on event is a perfect way to start your Mother’s Day celebration!

Make a Mom in your life a beautiful handmade greeting card! We will have cards, stamps, fun papers, and all the fixings to designs a card sure to warm her heart!

Looking to make Mom something even MORE special? We are excited to have the makers of the WigJig™ with us for a mini workshop! For only $10, learn about the WigJig™ as you create a beautiful pair of silver and bead earrings sure to make Mom smile!

Open House will be Saturday May 9th from 10am to 1pm. Card making event FREE to all! WigJig™ mini workshop is $10 to make a pair of earrings. They will also have WigJigs™ available for sale! Don’t miss this fabulous event! Come early as spaces for the WigJig™ are limited!

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