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April Showers and YOU Made Paper Flowers!

Saturday, April 11th was a little dark and dreary, and as most days in April go, it rained!  Rain or Shine, we still opened our doors for anyone to come on in and learn the funky art of creating Paper Flowers!

Many folks were intriguied by the making of Paper Flowers!  Create a stunning bouqet out of your favorite colors or even to match your home decor!  We brought out our fantastic collection of paper bins, overflowing with great textures, colors and patterns!  No one can resist digging in to find their treasure!

Paper Flowers are one of our favorite things to share!  We hope to have another Open House to make more of these simple and beautiful flowers!  If you missed the event, or want to make more, we do have kits available with everything you need to make your own colorful bouquet!

Join us for our next Open House, Church of Craft event!  Saturday May 9th from 10am to 1pm and make Mom a special Mother’s Day card, filled with love- and, of course, made by YOU!

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Gift Certificates and our Well Stock Art Store

Gift Certificates
We know how hard it is to pick out the perfect gift for your crafty friends and family, so why not purchase a Gift Certificate from Artascope Studios that they can use towards Workshops, Supplies and Artisan Goods. Try one out for $25, $50 and $100. Gift certificates are also available in class amounts, such as an Artist Series, ArtEscape! and even Memberships! Treat someone you love to an inspiring night out filled with creativity.

Do you know someone who has been wanting to take one of our Art Night Out™ class? Give them the gift of Inspiration! Gift certificates can also be used in our supply store and even in the Gallery-filled with handmade goods by local Artists!

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Does someone on your list LOVE to make things? While we offer supplies to supplement our classes, we also have books, magazines, kits and other items to settle that creative outlet that is on your shopping list. Check out the fun art supplies that filled the store! From beads and findings, to paints and brushes, to mosaics and glass, and even collage and fiber arts materials. There is even some Gocco materials – while supplies last! You are sure to find something special to inspire the ones you love!

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Craft and Hobby Association Tradeshow Roundup

Catherine Bickford’s Chicago Adventure:
We take great pride in offering fantastic Art and Craft supplies at our Artascope Studio store in South Portland. We are always looking for the newest items to bring to our customers and add to our extensive class offerings.

Last week our founder Catherine Bickford flew to Chicago to attend the Craft and Hobby Asscociation (CHA for short) tradeshow. It was a jam packed 48 hours scanning hundreds of vendors for things that really caught her eye….the must haves! Her adventure even included a class with collage artist Claudine Hellmuth. We have several books by Claudine available in our store and we will be carrying her new line of acrylics paints in the fall. Catherine commented that is was a real treat to meet Claudine! Sounds like an adventure and we look forward to showing you our new inventory when you stop in for a visit.

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