Hello – hello- we have survived the back to school college rush and are ready for the next adventure. Trying to finalize the workshop schedule. Here is what we have locked down so far. Not too many details yet but you can at least check your calendar.
Saturday – October 3- 10:00 to 12:00 – Jane Albin will teach a watermedia class. This class is till evolving – we have so many ideas we have to lock it down.
Saturday – October 10- 10:00 to 12:00 – Laurie Knight will return for another alcohol ink adventure. We are still working on this but it was so fun that every one who missed it wanted a chance and some want a repeat.
Saturday – October 10- 1:30 to 3:30 – Barbara Baker will talk about the latest craze – Coloring books and she will show you everything you might want to know about colored pencils.
Saturday – October 17- 10-4 Lynne Yancha returns for another watercolor workshop. This is filled already and has a waiting list. Feel free to let us now if you want to be on this list – we are going to see if we can have Lynne add a Friday or so to give more people a chance to take this.
Nothing on the 24 as this is Family Weekend at Bucknell and town is usually kind of busy.
Nothing on October 31 as this is Halloween. We might come up with something fun yet.
Saturday – November 7- 10 to 12 – Jane Albin will return for some kind of cool doodling and card workshop.
Saturday – November 14- 1-3 – Joanne Landis will teach a workshop on Fashion Design. We are very happy to have Joanne bring this to Brushstrokes.
Others in the que- a watersoluble oil intro, a portraiture class, basic drawing and perspective. This has been a really fun summer in Brushstrokesland. Everyone has been coloring and it has been great to see the excitement that this has generated. We are well stocked and have become pretty informed and we are happy to share what we have learned. Deb has really jumped into this and just chat with her if you need info or inspiration !!
Other than coloring – the hot items have been anything marker – don’t think we have every sold so many markers, all sorts of sketch books especially mixed or multi media, waterbrushes, watercolor travel sets, and origami. Also the oil painters have been finding us as have artists from all over the country. We had so many travelers this summer and they loved our store. Yay!!. The world travelers were here too from Denmark, China, Japan, Russia to Argentina- we kind of lost track.
Many of our items from the show have arrived. Zen brushes, Velvet multi media brushes, Americana multi-surface paint, Royal Langnichel kids supplies, Daniel Smith watercolors ( these are fabulous and the color selection is amazing- running these at 20% off ), Zig calligraphy and metallic markers – these have zoomed to No. 1 in calligraphyland, and Gelly Roll by Sakura( these are highly improved over the initial gel pen debacle from years back).
And finally – our fun Wednesday afternoon Arting B social returns. Just show up from 1 to 4- just bring whatever you are working on and come have some fun. This will run starting this Wednesday 9/16/15- which I know is short notice and will run every Wednesday up until the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. No reservations required – just show up and do art. We held several of these before the back to school season and everyone really had fun – gave them a chance to sit and create.
A more detailed description of the workshops along with costs, etc. will follow within the week.
And oh my isn’t this weather just fabulous!! Enjoy.
Kathy and Team Brushstrokes