Hello – hello- sorry to have been remiss but had a lot going on. Randy and I went to California to the Macpherson’s dealer workshop. A lovely intense three day adventure by the Berkeley Marina where they wow us with cool art supplies and try to get us to spend our money – it worked ha ha. We also got to spend some time with our son and his wife who live not far from there. Team Brushstrokes handled everything and did a fabulous job.
So because of that we are moving and a shaking at the shop. The Studio B area is going to go thru some changes. We have a cool display of artsy yet contemporary/urban coming in so Bottom Shelf – vintage treasures and useful things is leaving as is that whole art bar. This will open up the teaching area of Studio B and make it FEEL better- we really are liking how it is looking. The new stuff arrives with us having no clue so we shall just be installing as it shows up. We have Daniel Smith watercolors – 154 colors – on their way – the most requested watercolor so here it comes!! We have put the Sennelier watercolor at 50% off – plenty of good colors left but it is going relatively fast for summer. The vintage stuff is red tagged at 50% off too. The rest of the Grumbacher Academy watercolors are 50% off to make for a small rack of the Koi watercolor.
Let us just say there is cool stuff coming in.
Classes on the dock at the moment
Doodle and Fold: The Box as Art. …..Saturday, July 11, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Create boxes to hold secrets, to enclose gifts, or to display as objets d’arte. After doodling on cardstock, with a few folds and snips, we will form two boxes: a square and a rectangle as pretty or whimsical on the inside as on the outside. Once you learn the technique, you will be able to make these boxes in a variety of sizes. Paper and pens are included. Tools will be available, but if you wish to bring your own, you will need a pencil, ruler or straightedge, scissors, X-Acto knife or other tool for scoring paper.
Age 16 and up – minimum 4 – maximum 10- cost $20. Instructor Pat Bontinen. We have seen these and the possibilities are well pretty cool!!
Watersoluble Pencil workshop – ie watercolor in pencil form!! Saturday – July 18 from 1:00 to 4:00. Instructor Barbara Baker- newest member of Team Brushstrokes !
This will include three wet-on-dry techniques, two wet-on-wet techniques, how to combine with traditional CP, types of papers to use, and some tricks with natural sponges. The cost of the workshop will include some supplies but those who attend will need to bring a few supplies.
Here is the list of supplies that will be supplied and they will go home with you 1 box Royal Langnickel Watercolor Pencil Art Set- 1 small natural sponge- small sheets of various papers about 5″ x 7″ – 1 sheet hot press watercolor paper, 1 sheet cold press watercolor paper, 1 sheet Stonehenge. You will need to bring a small set of traditional colored pencils like Prismacolor, Lyra Rembrandt, Faber-Castell. It doesn’t have to be a lot a of pencils 3 – 4 is enough – a pencil sharpener – a white eraser and scotch tape.
Age 16 and up – minimum 4 maximum 10 – cost $45.00.
A Make and Take- new to us. Saturday, July 25, from 10:00 to 12:00.
Come join Laurie Knight as she shows you the wonders of alcohol ink. She will show you how it mixes and you will paint on a tile. Maybe even two – or some Yupo. We are just going to see where this takes us. Everything is supplied and this is just plain ole creative fun. Cost $15.
Age 16 and up – no minimum – max 12.
***Note* ***Our class policy – Must pay upon registration – credit card okay – No refunds. If the student cancels then one-half will go to instructor-the other half you may redeem for supplies. It just makes life simpler for us and will keep us having classes ****
We have Lynne Yancha returning on August 1 but alas that is full – if anyone is waiting for a Lynne class let me know and we will schedule one for those that we keep missing. We have several in the queue and I am going to spend the next week corralling artists and instructors to get it all lined up.
Things that have made their way to the sale table also include – Prismacolor fine point Illustration markers- clear carve blocks, lumiere dimensional paint, little box set of the Buddha board set – fabric markers, and lots of stuff. We are gathering and cleaning and will be having two sidewalk sales. One teeny one July 17 and 18 – weather permitting – Wilson Ross and Betty’s are joining in- then the big town wide one – in cahoots with the Lewisburg BrewBQ is Saturday, August 8. We will have frames, mats, old stuff, all types of art supplies, some furniture – regular old lots of stuff sale Okay it is Monday and I must start making room for things coming.
Last bit is the Sidewalk Chalk Festival on Friday, July 10. Here is a link to info. http://www.lewisburgartscouncil.com/events/sidewalk-chalk-festival/
Hope you are having a wonderful summer. thanks, Kathy and Team Brushstrokes- Deb, Laurie, Jane, Sylvia, Barbara and of course Randy
**** Newsflash – as I was getting ready to send this the first bit of stuff arrived from the show- everything by Kuretake -Zig-calligraphy markers, lots of metallic markers – Bimoji Fuge Pen dispaly – Fude means brush – a sweet little black ink brush pen – Japanese style – very reasonable – and the coolest marker with the neatest name- Wink of Stella- we have one to play with. Everyone who tries it just goes “oooohhhh”. Puts a wink of glitter magic on your work. I think one box is still on the UPS truck but I have the packing slip so it is close
P.S. People are loving the Wink of Stella !!!!