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Art Escape Creative Art Classes

This June we are so excited to have Donna Downey join us at the Studios teaching the Simply Irresistible Surfaces Art Escape® weekend!  At Artascope Studios there are many different formats of art classes that you can take to satisfy your creative needs. Art Escape® creative getaways are weekend-long classes in a special topic. They cover a unique variety of subjects from stained glass to metalsmithing, painting to collage.  All Art Escape® art classes are suitable for complete beginners as well as advanced artists. The classes are taught by professional artists who will guide you through this enriching experience; providing you with the right tools, materials and instruction so that you can step right into the art making process.

This June in Donna’s class you will take your artistic skills far beyond your imagination as you create a journal or scrapbook that will result in layers of dimension and interest. Working on canvas, you will learn the process of painting, stamping, resist techniques and embellishing with texture for your journal or card making. This is an exploration in melding the best of the techniques and applications of the paper world with the best of the fabric world!

Donna Downey is a bestselling author, instructor and all-around creative force in the crafting industry. From working as a popular columnist for Simple Scrapbooks magazine, to traveling the world inspiring women to push the boundaries of their own creativity, to developing her first fabric scrapbooking line with Prima, Donna is consistently on the leading edge of all things cool related to memory preservation art.

In September another fun artist is coming to teach with us; Claudine Hellmuth is coming to teach Beeswax Collage! She will show you how to create a collage entirely with beeswax – you don’t have to us other glues or adhesives! You’ll learn about beeswax transfers, stamping in wax, layering collage, glazing colors and other collage techniques too! The cool thing with this class is that “mistakes” can not really be made with beeswax. If you don’t like the placement of your papers you can remove them – even months later – and easily adjust your artwork! You’ll be amazed by how easy and fun beeswax collage can be!

Claudine Hellmuth is a nationally recognized collage artist, author and illustrator. Her artworks have been featured on The Martha Stewart Show, in Mary Engelbreit’s Home Companion magazine, The New York Times, on HGTV’s “I Want That!” and on the DIY Network’s program, “Craft Lab.” In addition to creating her artwork full-time, Claudine teaches collage workshops in the US & Canada, and she has written 2 books about her techniques, “Collage Discovery Workshop” and “Collage Discovery Workshop: Beyond the Unexpected.” She has also produced three instructional DVD workshops.

Treat yourself to a weekend of creative indulgence in this stress free and relaxing environment in beautiful coastal Maine – check out the whole list of of Art Escape art classes!

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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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Celebrate Valentine's Day !

We LOVE making Valentine’s Day Cards with you! It’s one of our favorite events of the year!

The paper collage materials! The glue! The glitter! The rubber stamping! And, of course, the LOVE!

This year, Valentine’s Card kits will be available starting February 1st! If you want to stay and create at the Studio, we invite you to come in! We’re open daily 10am to 6pm! Or, you can buy your kits and make your cards at home! Kits will come in 2 options: 3 cards for $5 or 8 cards for $10.

We will have our annual Valentine’s Day Event on Saturday February 13th from 2 to 6pm! You can come and assemble the Valentine’s card kit with us that afternoon! We will have yummy treats and several other ‘Shops on Cottage’ will be open to help you celebrate this LOVEABLE holiday!

If you’d like to reserve your card-making kit for the Valentine’s Event, please call us at the studio 207-799-5154 or email Suzanne at suzannek@artascope.com.

See You at the Studios!

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Claudine Hellmuth shares a weekend in Collage Discovery!

Our well anticipated ArtEscape! Weekend Intensive finally arrived last night! We’ve been super charged cleaning and setting up the studios for a record size class!

There are over 22 students who have joined in to learn about collage techniques with Claudine Hellmuth. Students travelled as far from Portland, OR and we also had a few of our favorite regulars join us for some collage as well!

Claudine Hellmuth arrived last evening and set up the studios to share her book, Collage Discovery with us. I must say that the beeming grins from everyone’s excitement to meet and work with Claudine has been energizing and inspiring!

The collage techniques were fascinating to watch as students explored layered paper-tearing, processes using vaseline as well as really learning about the joys of gel mediums. Claudine Hellmuth’s book, Collage Discovery inspired many students to join us for the workshop and to pursuit their love of art!

To learn more about Claudine Hellmuth, visit her webite

To learn more about our ArtEscape! Weekend Intensives, see our class schedule and site

See YOU at the Studio

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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!

To learn more, visit out site

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