Posts Tagged ‘stained glass’

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.

DSCN2205 DSCN2246 DSCN2181

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!

DSCN2231 DSCN2186 DSCN2254

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!

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in ano, art classes, art escape, art intensive, art night out, artascope studios, ArtEscape, artist series, beading, Beeswax collage, Bethany Haeseler, Catherine Mathews-Scanlon, Claudine Hellmuth, collage, collage pendant, crafts, Donna Downey, drilled sea glass, felting, Fused Glass, Gina Lee Kim, hot glass jewerly, jewelry, needle felting, personalize, rubber stamps, sewn cards, stained glass, Uncategorized, watercolor, wireworking, workshop No Comments »

Artists Series Start Jan 17th! Painting Supplies Sale on NOW!

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!

To learn more about our Artist Series, visit out website!

Tags: , , , , , , , ,
Posted in acrylic painting, art classes, artascope studios, artist series, metalsmithing No Comments »

Artist Series Fall Session II Starts November 2nd!

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!

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Uncategorized No Comments »

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

Tags: , , , , , , ,
Posted in Uncategorized No Comments »