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Hammered Metals Happenings

Betina Clark is know for her fantastic jewelry offerings at Artascope Studios and last week’s Hammered Metals class was no exception. Suzanne was shoot a few images from the class and was able to captured the teacher-student interplay that happens in one our dynamic Art Night Out Classes.

Betina covers the basics on designing with wire, wire wrapping and hammering their pieces to perfection. There’s always a little chatter mixed in with the musical hammer sounds that fill the metalsmithing studio for a 3 hour class to remember.

Bette shows us her fun creation! She had taken the Mosaic Table class with Laurie Spugnradi earlier in the fall and loved her experience at Artascope Studios to much that she couldn’t wait to come back! Glad she is branching out and trying new things. That’s what it is all about around here.

Diane, one of Betina’s students, has been visiting Maine until mid fall and decided to try out some of our offerings. Diane found us during our End of Summer Sale and has been having a blast with the studio! Our last image is of Maureen works hard on her hammered metal jewelery. She is an excellent local artist and one of our participants in the End of Summer Sale.

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Something for everyone in September

The kids are heading back to school. Summer is over and life will become a blur of packing lunches, getting to work and finding a way to keep everyone’s schedule straight. So, how are you planning to keep yourself inspired?

Maybe you are young, crafty and unattached. As the fall approaches and you are looking forward to celebrating the beautiful fall season, what are your plans for the next few weeks. Want to collect a few friends for a night of art, wine and laughter?

Thursday Night from 6-9pm, September 4th, is our first ANO (Art Night Out) offerings for September. Libby Barrett will be teaching a two week class on painted floor cloths and Diane Brakeley will be in the metals studio working with the Silver Spoon Necklace class. Tempted? How about making your very own collaged night light for a kid’s room or bath? Maggie Bokor will be introducing this new ANO program on Saturday, the 6th, from 2-6pm. Now we got your attention….

Monday the 8th, you have an opportunity to make hammered metal jewelry with Betina Clark or felted flower pin with one of our talented teachers. New teacher, Melissa, Knowles, will be teaching a linked beaded bracelet class on Thursday, the 11th, while Libby winds up her Painted Floor Cloth class upstairs. Lynne Holland will assist you in making a beautiful Autumn Wreath during our 2-6pm ANO class offerings on Saturday the 13th. Or you can try your hand at cutting glass with Gayle Raposa’s Stained Glass Votives.

So…how about it. Signing up is easy. Follow this link to the schedule and you can even sign up on line. http://www.artascope.com/sept2008.htm Feel free to call us anytime if you have any questions. 207-799-5154. Can’t wait to see you and meet some new friends!

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Private Parties at Artascope Studios- Hammered Metal Jewelry

Private parties are one of Artascope Studios specialities. We are always open to cater to personal events and create a fun environment for all types of events, from birthday parties to team building corporate parties.

We recently threw a fantastic appreciation party for Stegemann and Shuman Orthodontics’ entire staff. They filled up 0ur largest studios with sounds of hammering metal mixed in with a little laughter. Betina was able to lead our 17 guests through a fantastic demo using copper and silver wire to create new and exciting jewelry pieces. With Suzanne’s assistance and a little of my own, the entire cast of party goers went home with some very fabulous items to show off at work the follow week. What a great way to build bonds and show gratitude for your work family.

We are always open to talk about your upcoming event and we love to help guide you to explore all the class possibilities we have for parties in your future. We can offer parties for kids and adults alike. All we ask if for a time and class preference and 5 plus participants. The possibilities are endless!

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