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This July and September, Portland, Maine artist, Elizabeth Prior will be teaching two wonderful Art Escape weekends geared towards taking your jewelry designing skills to the next level!
Elizabeth’s July 15-17th Art Escape will focus on jewelry design. During this weekend you will be introduced to Elizabeth and her work. Through her teachings you will learn how to go beyond store-bought findings and design and make your own headpins, clasps, jumprings and earwires. Learn ways to create unique and gorgeous jewelry findings without soldering. This is the perfect class to take if you are bored with store bought pieces, and need some new, creative ways to make your pieces! The best part is that once you feel you’ve mastered creating your own findings, join Elizabeth on September 30th- October 2nd for her Art Escape “Soldering at the Kitchen Table.” Learn to cut, file, form, solder and finish a ring from metal in addition to learning how to work a basic plumbers torch to create chains, headpins, and other findings. Elizabeth will also show you how to metal stamp your pieces for a lovely custom touch! You’ll walk away with new skills, and hopefully some inspiration excitement to create!
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This May we’ve added many exciting new classes that have just been put up on our calender! New Artist Series classes are lined up, and with the new drop-in option (just call ahead), it’s easier than ever to join! These multi-week in-depth classes are for you to indulge your inner artist. This format is perfect for absolute beginners looking for a challenge or for intermediate students looking to sharpen their skills. Each Artist Series meets once a week for three hours. The curriculum begins with weekly projects and gradually progresses to individual exploration. Artist Series classes cost $195 for a six consecutive classes or $40 per class. Material kits are available to get you started!
Beth Badger is back to teach Drawing on Sundays and Landscape Painting on Tuesdays. Beth makes drawing and painting for everyone. On sunny days go outside and draw from nature! Join Ivy Jordan for Silk Painting on Saturdays and immerse yourself in the vibrant and tactile world of paint and fiber. Diane Brakeley is teaching a new class making Repurposed Jewelry on Mondays. You will create jewelry with non traditional materials and learn to repair favorite pieces so they can continue to be worn and loved. For more jewelry but with a different approach, Sherie Wolfe is teaching Beading Techniques on Fridays. Make beaded necklaces, earrings, bracelets and add an extra element of intrest to your work by learning how to use wireworking tools. Our popular Metalsmithing series with Clint Fulkerson is taking place on Wednesday evenings. Enjoy Clint’s enthusiasm and knowledge in this class where you will learn the tools and techniques for this medium without intimidation.
Art Night Out classes are in full swing on Monday and Thursday evenings from 6 to 9pm and we’re already getting excited about the two Art Escape weekends, Necktie Chair Weaving and Metalsmithing and Resin Enamel starting on Friday the 21st!
On Saturday the 8th we are gearing up for handmade Mother’s Day Gifts! Daddys bring kids to make extra special earrings and cards for extra special Moms. With our kits and teachers here on Saturday, handmade gifts for mom will be easy, fun and beautiful! For the complete listing of Studio Events, Art Night Out classes, Artist Series classes and Art Escape weekends, visit the Artascope Studios Calender!
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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.
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!
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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Stay true to your creative resolutions for the new year! Artist Series for 2010 are almost here! We have lots of things you’ve been asking for! From drawing to more painting, metalsmithing, stained glass, mosaics, beading and resin & collage jewelry! And complete with a sale on ALL of our painting supplies! 30% off brushes, paints, papers, wooden panels and MORE! Session I we have TWO painting workshops!
We are excited to announce a new addition to our painting teachers team! Katherine Papadopolis will be joining us on Tuesday mornings from 10 to 1 and exploring the world of color in Color Painting! Liz Prescott returns for the 2010 session as well with her crowd favorite, an Artist Series class in Acrylic Painting on Friday Mornings from 11 to 2. Both workshops will use acrylics but giving students their own opportunities to explore their inner Artists! Check out some pictures from last sessions Painting classes:
NOW through the end of January….ALL PAINTINGS supplies will be on sale! 30% off of brushes, boards, paint and mediums! This sale is good only until the end of the month! Come on in and join the painting FUN!
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Indulge your inner artist… If only for six weeks.
These are a great way to step beyond you Art Night Out™ experience and really dive into a particular medium!
Fall Session I Artist Series classes just wrapped up AND the next round is set to begin November 1st. Feel free to visit the studio to see what these six week classes are all about. Perfect for beginners or intermediates who are looking for a challenge.
Dive in and really explore your inner Artist!
Mediums offered in Session II include Dye Methods, Fine Art Acrylic Painting, Metalsmithing, Intro to Beading, and Stained Glass. Each Artist Series class meets once a week for six weeks. The curriculum begins with weekly projects and gradually progresses to individual exploration. Artist Series classes cost $195 for a six week session. Materials starter kit can be purchased for $50+/-.
Sign up ONLINE or CALL! Mention that the BLOG inspired you and we will give you $20 off your Artist Series Fall Session II Fee!
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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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