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Art Making Boot Camp for Grown Ups

Summer IS coming. Really, it is! And a perfect way to say goodbye to this long, snowy winter is to sign up for our Art Making Boot Camp for Grown Ups. What is it? It’s the perfect mix of inspiration, community, and art techniques… all rolled up into a convenient “drop in” format that allows you to jump in on your schedule. Make time this summer to indulge (or discover) your creative side and treat your inner artist to a variety of new skill sets. Creative options include classes in Crochet Wire Jewelry, Collage Glass Charm, Resin Jewelry, Vintaj™ Natural Brass Jewelry, Sea Glass Drilling or Sea Glass Wire-wrapping, “My Vibe” Leather Bracelet, Painting, and many more!

Here’s How it Works:

Art Boot Camp for Grown Ups is the umbrella name for an all-access pass to the studio from June 15- September 15. It includes:

  • Three free Art Night Out or Art Bar events between June 15-Sept 15 (For yourself or to share with friends)
  • Three Month Membership to Artascope Studios (June 15 to Sept 15)
  • 20% off all Artist Series

All that for just $75!

Introduce your friends to what Artascope has to offer by joining together and meeting up at the studio once a week to create. Come in on a Friday night for some pre-nightlife art-making. Or, bring the grandkids for a creativity session while they are visiting. Check out our schedule of Art Classes and Events happening throughout the summer. It’s like having your own private art studio—filled with inspiration—just waiting for you to indulge your artistic side.

What’s the first step? Sign up! It’s only $75 to register. You’ll get three 3-hour Art Night Out classes with included materials, light snacks, and drinks, PLUS a 3-month studio membership and additional savings on our Artist Series—That’s a $200+ value.

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Inspired April Art Night Out Classes

Check out our April Art Night Out® schedule! We have been inspired by all of the new ideas Catherine brought back from her exciting trip to the Craft and Hobby Association (CHA) show this year.  At the CHA show artists from around the world gather to share ideas and inspiration. Artascope Studios founder Catherine Bickford went to the CHA and the Gem Show in Tucson, AZ and learned about new materials and techniques that now we get to incorporate into classes at Artascope this spring.

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Art Night Out® classes are all about personalization and showing the world how exceptionally unique we are. This April you can learn how to use collage to make personally meaningful art in the Collage Resin Pendant class. Or create a story with a necklace that will be 100% yours as you learn wire working techniques and add charms, findings and beads. Personalize your cell phone or i-pod with the felted cover, or create your own rubber stamps and make everything from your grocery list to party invitations personalized with your own seal. Check out the whole list of Art Night Out® classes start to personalize your life!

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Some of the the national artists that Catherine met at the CHA show are coming to Maine and you can take Art Escape® classes from them at Artascope this year. Donna Downey comes in June to teach “Simply Irresistible Surfaces”,  in September Claudine Hellmuth teaches “Beeswax Collage” and Catherine Matthews-Scanlon teaches “Sewn Paper Cards” in November. There are Art Escape® classes every month with great teachers, like Gina Lee Kim’s Watercolor Class in the Summer and Fall, and Bethany Haeseler teaching “Stained Glass with Fusing Techniques” this April. Visit the Art Escape® website to see all of the classes!

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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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Crochet Wire, Sewn Jewelry and Sea Glass Class Reviews

I am sure you have figured out by now that our Metalsmith Studio is a very busy place here at Artascope Studios. Jewelry of all kinds is constantly being introduced in our classes which makes us so unique with our offerings. Here is what we produced over just the past few weeks.

Crochet Wire Necklace
Suzanne Kiertianis taught a Crochet Wire Necklace Class as part of our Art Night Out Program. Her students learned the basics of crochet, applied it to wire and learned how to add beads as a way to make fun, unique necklaces! Suzanne used both 28gauge and 26g wire, depending on the students. Her students took the class to create some handmade Christmas present. I think the recipients of these fantastic necklaces will not be disappointed.


Sewn Metal Jewelry
Betina Clark was back in the studio last week teaching her Sewn Metal Jewelry Class. Like always, her students created some fantastic results. Our photos show one of her students putting on the final touches on her gorgeous pendant. Wonder if she’s been wearing that one around town yet.

Drilled Sea Glass Pendant
Drill baby drill!(I just couldn’t resist) Lynne Holland was very busy at her Art Night Out Sea Glass Pendant class, teaching the students how to drill into sea glass and create beautiful personal pendants. Here are a few examples of their fun and colorful pendants

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