Okay – happy Spring – no snow in the forecast – woot woot!! Here is the latest.
1.This Saturday – March 28- come on down- we will be hosting “The Randy Show” at 1pm in Studio B. Limited seating so sign up early if possible. No charge for this fast moving pretty entertaining presentation by owner Randy Snyder. He will wow you with his knowledge of minutia in the art supply world while showing you all kinds of cool things. Jane will pop in halfway thru to talk about her favorites and show you all kinds of things to inspire you. These two together will make you want to create, paint, read, or just plain old color! Special discount to all those who attend Sylvia is still smiling about part of Randy’s talk
2.Want to have some fun? Come join Jane for our first ever “Paper Podging” class. Yep – we think we made up that word. You will be collaging a small paper mache creature and you will be surprised how cool and creative this can be. Deb and Jane have both been on this kick and they are having too much fun so we decided a class it should be. Saturday – April 18 from 10-12. $30 – everything is included.
3.Watercolor Workshop with Lynne Yancha- Slight change of date – May 2 and or June 6 – 10-4 from Lynne and I quote … “ Come play with me- Bring your spirit, ready and willing to explore, play and learn. Bring a 5 x 7 or larger photo or use one of mine. The sky is the limit…..one long luxurious YOU day. Pack a lunch and I’ll give you all that I am possibly able.” Well how cool is that? You will need your own watercolor supplies and there will be some things to share. Lynne prefers the 300lb hot press Arches which we have here if you need it. Classes are limited to 6. $60 fee.
4. CAPTURING COLOR – A Color Theory Workshop with Cindy Dozpat- May 16 from 11 to 3:30 – fee $45- list of supplies to bring – the rest is provided Color – it’s so important…and so challenging! In this fun, hands-on workshop, we’ll focus on three aspects of color: the families, value, and intensity. With just a few tubes of paint, together we’re going to create dozens of colors. With the goal of improving our paintings, we’ll also explore how to control color’s intensity, why value is so important and effective, and how to use a color wheel. ****What to bring***** Water container Average-sized synthetic brushes (2); they usually only use one, but it would be good to have an extra one along. Brights are best, but rounds or flats are okay, too. A roll of paper towels Six to eight Styrofoam or grease-resistant white paper plates to serve as palettes An apron or smock A pen A bag lunch with yummies Brushstrokes will provide the paint (a quality acrylic), the gray scale, a color wheel, and a palette knife which are yours to keep. Cindy has been teaching this for quite a while in Bloomsburg and we are thrilled to have her teach in the ‘burg!!
TO SIGN UP for any of these… Call 570-523-7911 – payment is required at time of registration- note class policy ** 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 **** Remember class sizes are limited. We are working on several other ideas and will let you know as soon as we have the dates locked up. New stuff !!
Be sure to note our new windows – the Brushstrokes elves have been hard at work. We have “Spring” in one and “Cleaning” in the other. One with an emphasis on flowers and color, the other all about storage, organizing and sale stuff. What is hot – our greeting cards, handmade papers from Nepal, colored pencils and coloring books – really these bring a smile to peoples faces!- inks (lots of creative things going on here- you should see Laurie’s cool tiles she did with our new alcohol inks) and tubes of paint flying out the door. Methinks everyone is ready to get a painting!!
Also we have some sweet paint deals going on – M. Graham – buy three get one from the “free” bowl. Right now we have it in all of the big three, watercolor, acrylic, and oils- while supplies last. Gamblin oils, mediums, etc. spend $25 – pick a complementary product from our basket- torrit gray – paint made from all the bits left, solvent free gel, gamsol, carbon black – just to name a few. Also our own special – spend $25 and pick one from a basket of palettes, wood, plastic, acrylic- values up to $31. Sorry this is so lengthy – had my iced coffee a little too late in the afternoon.
Hope to see you soon, Kathy and Team Brushstrokes
P.S. Any typos are the fault of coffee too late and a long haired cat named Natasha.