August, 2009

Simple Block Carving Success

Have you even been curious about what it takes to create your own stamp images?

Several folks have expressed their curisoity with us!  Many wished to create their own unique identity for letterboxing, a trademark for handmade greeting cards and even ways to embellish their fabric!

Judy, who holds a BFA in printmaking, shared her skills with the simple and very rewarding process!  With just a rubber block and a few carving tools, our students were able to make their designs come to life!

Block printing is such a fun and simple way to personalize!  The rubber blocks we used in class are easy to carve and yield fabulous results whether it’s your first or fiftieth carving!  The process is much easier than linoleum!  And with the proper inks or paints they are perfect for paper and fabric!

If you ever want to check out other amazing stamps folks have designed themself, look up the Art Night Out letterbox on  There are some amazing carvings out there!  Every one is richly unique!

Want to give Simple Block Printing a try but missed the Art Night Out™ Workshop?  Book your own private party (minimum of 5 people, $45 per person including ALL materials)!  Or, purchase your own complete kit online by checking out our ETSY site!

Our next Art Night Out in Simple Block Printing will be in the fall!

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Plan your creative getaway on the coast of Maine!

The last full month of summer is here! But that doesn’t mean you need to wind down your creative efforts! Kick them up a few notches and join us for a weekend full of fun, goodies, inspiration and making lots of really cool things!

Next weekend we have Precious Metal Clay with Christina Taylor and Stained Glass with Gayle Raposa!

ArtEscape!™ Weekend Intensives start on Friday night over coffee, wine and some sweet treats. Meet your teaching Artist and fellow classmates and you bond over a teaser project to get your juices flowing! Saturday continues at 10am as you dive into projects and explore your new skills. A catered lunch is provided. Wind down around 6pm. Sunday ties the weekend up. Return at 10am to complete your projects over brunch. We love for students to wind down with a casual critique at 2pm.

September we are thrilled to have National Collage Artists and Illustrator, Claudine Hellmuth joining us! She will be working with students on their collage techniques based on her book, Collage Discovery.

October bring Clint Fulkerson sharing his phenomenal metals skills in Metalsmithing and Diane Brakeley will also be exploring Mixed Media Jewelry, for which she is constantly evolving and stunning everyone in her own work!

Plan a creative getaway on the Coast of Maine! We even have ocean front and downtown accommodations available!

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