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Our large classroom features comfortable chairs and great lighting. We can even host your private event or class, including birthday parties, workshops, and showers!

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Reservations and PAYMENT for classes must be made at least 48 hours in advance (so the instructors have time to prepare!)  Reservations may be canceled by phone or in person until 48 hours before the class in order to receive a refund. (Exceptions will be noted in the class descriptions.)

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Date/Time & Fee
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Nov 15

1:00 -3:00pm

$15

Peace, Love & Joy CrafterNoon Card Class
You will be making two cards and four tags using Avery Elle's "Snow Tags" stamp set, which ia a very fun and versatile set. Also featured in this class will be the Avery Elle "Horizontal Stripes" die. Since we like to keep things simple the closer we get to Christmas, this die is going to make these cards not just easy to reproduce but gorgeous too! (Enabler Alert: this die is a great investment!) Along with your Basic Kit, please bring a heat gun and watercolors (Distress inks, paints or watercolor pencils).

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Instructor:  Natalie Houston

Nov 15 NH

Nov 17

1:30 -4:00pm

$45

Paint Your Pet (for Ages 17+)
This class comes with a sketch of your pet on canvas. You will need to send an image of your pet at least one week before class. All supplies are provided, including aprons & step-by-step instruction to complete your pet masterpiece. No experience necessary. 
Anyone interested in this course can text (707)362-9933, email kellymyers_00@yahoo.com or visit modernskillz.com. To sign up for the class, please visit modernskillz.com/paint-night-out

Instructor:  Kelly Myers, MFA in Illustration

Dec 5

5:15 -7:30pm

$15

 

Holiday/Winter Card Class featuring Alcohol Ink
'Tis the season to explore Ranger alcohol inks, which are known as little bottles of goodness. Alcohol inks are fun to use and yield impressive results! In this class we'll explore two techniques utilizing glossy cardstock, alcohol inks, blending solution and alcohol lift ink. You'll leave with four unique cards that feature Lawn Fawn's "Stitched Snowflakes" die set, Tim Holtz' "Mini Swirly Snowflakes" stamp set, and Tim Holtz' "Tree Line" die. To add to the shimmery goodness of the cards, the sentiments will be heat embossed with silver embossing powder and the snowflakes will be accented with drops of Liquid Pearls or Nuvo Drops. Along with your Basic kit, please bring at least 3 colors of Ranger alcohol inks, Ranger blending solution, and an Ink Applicator with felt. Also, bring any sentiment stamps you may want to use. If you have the Swirly Snowflake stamp set (or another snowflake stamp set) bring it along with a stamping platform or acrylic block as well.

 

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Instructor:  Sondra Kirtley, Certified Ranger Ink Educator

Dec 2018 Alcohol Ink Class SK

Dec 6

1:00 -
3:00pm

$15

Joy to the World CrafterNoon Card Class
Christmas is just around the corner! The two cards made today will be easy to reproduce. One will show you a great way to use up your Christmas paper scraps. You will be using the Carta Bella 6"x6" "Let it Snow" paper pad for this fun card and you will learn how to incorporate seasonal dies, too. You will also make two tags that feature a wreath that you can customize with color and your choice of sentiment. In addition to our Basic Kit, please bring watercolors, heat gun, Glossy Accents, ruler and pencil.

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Instructor:  Natalie Houston

NH Dec 6

Dec 7

3:30 -5:00pm

$12

"Ink it Up" Holiday Ornament Class
Ready for an afternoon of holiday craftiness? Join us and create SIX ornaments using cardstock, patterned paper, floss, diecuts and inks. There will be various patterned papers to choose from to make your ornaments uniquely yours! Along with your Basic Kit, please bring Distress ink pads in browns, reds and greens as well as an ink applicator and foam pads.

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Instructor:  Sondra Kirtley

Dec 2018 Ornament Class SK

Dec 8

1:30 -3:30pm

$28

 

Manga/Anime Drawing Course for Ages 10-17
This class is designed for artists/students who love to draw. Young artists will be inspired to see how simple it can be to draw interesting and imaginative characters in Manga drawing style while also being encouraged to develop their own style of drawing. The minimum supplies that students should bring to class include a pencil (mechanical or number 2), a kneaded eraser and a sketchbook. Other suggested supplies include colored pencils, Copic Markers, or a watercolor set; .05 Micron Black pen, and other sizes of Micron pens.

To enroll, visit the instructor's website at www.modernskillz.com

Instructor:  Kelly Myers, MFA in Illustration

Dec 10

5:15 -6:45pm

$12

Stash Smash--Christmas!
Stash Smash has a two-fold goal -- to not only help you build up your card stash but also to bust into that stash of paper/embellishments/washi/etc. and really USE it. Join the first Stash Smash class as we begin a journey of quickly building our stash of cards -- Christmas to be exact. This month we will be learning how to get the most out of a 6"x6" paper pad, creating a handful of cards in the process!
This is a B.Y.O.P. (Bring Your Own Paper) class - bring any 6"x6" paper pad you wish to use. Along with your Basic Kit and paper please bring a coordinating sheet of solid 12"x12" cardstock, corner rounder, stamping ink pads (black and whatever coordinates with your papers), stamping block and any Christmas sentiment stamps you'd like to use. If you have them, also bring adhesive bling, Perfect Pearl drops or Nuvo drops that coordinate with your papers.

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Instructor:  Britteny Williams

 

BW December Class

Dec 11

5:15 -
6:45pm

$15


Christmas Tag Workshop
Get into the holiday spirit as you make up to 10 tags in this fun-filled workshop. These tags will feature colorful patterned papers, twine, ribbon and punched snowflakes and borders. To ensure your Christmas Tag creations make your packages stand out we'll even bring on the bling with rhinestones! In addition to your Basic Kit, please bring Glossy Accents or your favorite liquid adhesive along with tweezers. Also bring any small snowflake punches or border punches you'd like to use.

 

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Instructor:  Sondra Kirtley

Dec 2018 Tag Class

Dec 13

1:00 -
3:00pm

$15

A Merry Moose CrafterNoon Class
There is a moose on the loose! This fun die set will help you create these festive cards and a mixed media tag! This will be perfect for a rustic Christmas card or masculine birthday card. If you have a sentiment you'd like to use be sure and bring it to class. Carta Bella's "Let it Snow" paper will be featured in this class, too. In addition to your Basic Kit, please bring mate medium adhesive, foam adhesive dots, watercolors or Distress inks for night sky colors (black/blue), blending tools, tweezers and heat gun.

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Instructor:  Natalie Houston

NH Dec 13

Dec 13

5:15 -7:15pm

$18

Crazy about Copics:  Winter/Holiday Cards
Get ready to practice your Copic coloring skills while we create two cards. We will re-visit skills from previous classes as we color these holiday images. Along with your Basic Kit, please bring your Copics, Copic blending solution, black Memento ink pad and acrylic block or stamping platform. 

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Instructor:  Sondra Kirtley, Intermediate Certified Copic Designer/Instructor


SK Copic Dec 2019

Dec 18

4:00 -6:00pm

$15

Last Minute Holiday Gift Card Holders
Learn creative and quick ways to make 3 fun holiday gift card holders . Card #1 will feature a pop-up card holder decorated with holiday paper. Card #2 will feature stamping a decorated card with insert using Lawn Fawn dies. Card #3 will feature a pocket in the front. In addition to your Basic Kit, please bring stamp blocks, stamp positioning tool and any Holiday sentiment stamps you'd like to use!

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Instructor:  Diane Williams

For all classes, please bring a Basic Kit - scissors, adhesive & a paper trimmer. Exceptions will be noted in the class descriptions.

Reservations and payments for classes must be made at least 48 hours in advance unless otherwise noted so the instructors have time to prepare.  Reservations may be canceled by phone or in person until 48 hours before the class in order to receive a refund. Class participants must be at least 12 years old, with the exception of designated children's classes. Exceptions may be made by talking to the instructor. Due to space limitations, we cannot allow guests or observes for classes, including pets. (Service animals are welcome. Please let us know if you will need a service animal so we can seat you in an area that will be comfortable for everyone in attendance.)

Class content/prices, etc. subject to change, although not likely. Confirm content and price when making reservations. 

If you are interested in a private class, let us know. We love conducting private classes and can accommodate your ideas and budget.

What is a Crop or Open Craft?  For those who love to craft, a Crop is a fun event to attend. It is a great time to gather with friends and other crafting enthusiasts to share ideas, learn new techniques and get focused on your projects. You don't have to be a scrapbooker to enjoy crops; many of our guests work on other projects like card making, altered art, and DIY projects. When attending a Crop, you will need to bring supplies that will keep you busy. Many guests will bring totes or bags filled with paper, scissors, trimmers, adhesive, photos, albums, etc. We have various stamps, stencils, punches and dies you can also use. Plus, you can shop at our store during the event. At Crops, each person gets a six-foot table to use so there is plenty of room to spread out and get creative!

TBA = To Be Announced

 

· 29 plus hours of organized classes filled with the latest Copic techniques

· Your very own 50-page workbook, plus work sheets to color (completed by you) 

· Evening times with teacher’s assistance if needed, as well as bonus projects to add to your book

· Beverages

· 3 meals

· Gifts and Prizes!