Classes & Events

Join us for a Class or Crop!

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 cancelled 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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May 24

5:15 - 6:45pm

$10

Perfect Pearls Technique Class
It's time to explore ways you can use Perfect Pearls pigment powders while we make two beautiful butterfly-themed cards.  You'll be dusting & painting with Perfect Pearls for one-of-a-kind shimmery creations.  Please bring Perfect Pearl pigment powders, brushes, a Perfect Medium pad, a Tombow sand eraser and a mini mister with water. If you have them, also bring a water brush, a heat gun and foam adhesive dots along with any sentiment stamps you may want to use.

Instructor:  Sondra Kirtley, Certified Ranger Educator

May 24 Perfect Pearl Class

May 26

2:00 -3:30pm

$35

Monogram Reverse Canvas w/Vinyl Cutting and Bonus Glass Etching Technique
Join us to create a one-of-a-kind Monogram Canvas (16"x20") and painted frame. Learn tips and tricks about vinyl cutting, weeding and vinyl application with personalized detail. As a bonus, you'll learn to use vinyl cuttings to personalize your own baking dish with a glass etching technique. Please bring a baking dish to personalize, scissors, paint brushes (small & medium), box cutting blade and rag. Optional supplies to bring include a staple gun and hammer.

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Instructor:  Christine Reiher

Monogram Canvas Class

May 31

1:00 - 3:00pm

$15

CrafterNoon Cardmaking:  Pop Up Cards
These fun cards are definitely for the young at heart! We will be using the Lawn Fawn dies to create these adorable cards. One will be princess-themed and the second will be space-themed. You can color the images using Copics or colored pencils. The samples are done with Prismacolor pencils and blended with gamisol. The princess card will use Jane's Doodles "Magical" stamp set and the space card will use the Lawn Fawn "Out of this World" stamp set. A variety of sentiment stamp will be available so these could be for different occasions, not just birthdays. Along with your Basic Kit, please bring adhesive dots, Copics or colored pencils, Distress ink pad in Chipped Sapphire, blending tool and clear Wink of Stella.

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Instructor:  Natalie Houston

NH March 15

June 2

1:30 - 3:30pm

Drawing Cats: Manga, Anime & Traditional Techniques for Ages 10-17
This is the third of a three-course workshop for young artists. A student can take one class or all three. Each assignment is tailored to the student's interest and skill. Students will be asked to complete a drawing assignment and a questionnaire prior to the first class. The bare minimum that students shall bring to class are pencil, kneaded eraser and paper. It is recommended to bring black Micron 05 pen; bristol board; and watercolor, colored pencils and/or Copic markers. 

Anyone insterested in this course can text (707) 362-9933, email kellymyers_00@yahoo.com or visit modernskillz.com. To sign up for a class, please visit modernskillz.com or contact the instructor for other payment options.

Instructor:  Kelly Myers, MFA in Illustration

June 7

1:00 - 3:00pm

$15

CrafterNoon Cards for the Guys
With Father's Day around the corner we are going to focus on cards for the guys in our lives. You will be coloring images with watercolors and colored pencils. One card will feature no coloring at all and is quick and easy to reproduce!  These fun cards are perfect for birthdays or Father's Day. In addition to your Basic Kit, please bring watercolors, color pencils and dimensional tape.

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Instructor:  Natalie Houston

Natalie June 7

June 7

5:15 -7:15pm

$18

Crazy about Copics:  Blending Basics (Beginning Class)
Back by popular demand!!!  Copic Sketch markers are alcohol-based markers that are very popular!  Take this class to learn about the Copic marker labeling system, blending techniques and other Copic basics.  And, best of all, make two cards utilizing your new techqniques! Please bring any Copic markers and supplies you have and your basic kit.

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Instructor:  Sondra Kirtley, Intermediate Certified Copic Designer/Educator


June Copic Beg Class

June 11

1:00 -3:00pm

$15

Polka Dot Pizzaz
What pattern in crafting could be happier than polka dots? In this fun class we will be making three different cards using one cheery polka dot plate die. These designs are great for when you need to make a card quickly because they don't require half your craft stash or difficult techniques to create. Join us to make simple cards that will make anyone smile. Along with your Basic Kit, bring Distress Oxide ink pads (3-4 colors), blending tool & foam/blending brushes, foam adhesive dots, Archival inks, coloring tools (pencils/markers) and a non-stick craft mat. If you have them, also bring circle paper punches (various sizes) and a EK Tools balloon paper punch.

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Instructor:  Britteny Williams

BW June Class Polka Dots

June 12

5:15 -7:15pm

$24

"Block it" Scrapbooking Workshop
Join us in this inspiring scrapbooking workshop that features FOUR pages that will be just as fun to create as they will be to look at for years to come! Learn to create and embellish artfully arranged blocks of paper and photos to strengthen your focal point and to provide visual interest and balance.  The class fee includes Simple Stories' "I Am" paper & embellishment collection kit and extra cardstock (valued at over $20). You'll have lots of extras for additional pages or cards. In addition to your Basic Kit, please bring foam adhesive dots and any border punches you'd like to use.

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Instructor:  Sondra Kirtley

 

June 2018 SB block class

June 14

1:00 - 3:00pm

$16

"Be Creative" Backgrounds
Join us as we create three cards and one stencil. You will learn to make a stencil on acetate that will be used for one of your backgrounds. You'll also create one watercolor background and one stamped background. Along with your Basic Kit, please bring watercolors, Distress inks and stamp blocks.

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Instructor:  Diane Williams

Diane June

June 20

5:15 -7:15pm

$15

Distress to Impress:  Distress Oxides
Have you been curious about the Distress Oxide ink pads? Wondering how they're different than the regular Distress ink pads? Then join the fun as we explore the wonderful properties and creative possibilities of the Oxides!  These inks are a pigment and dye fusion that have a chalk-like finish, work well on darker cardstocks, and create oxidized effects when combined with water. Not only will we make FOUR cards in this class, but we'll even use the new Distress Resist Spray on one card, Along with your Basic Kit, please bring two or more Distress Oxide ink pads, an ink blending tool with foam and a mini mister with water. If you have them, bring a heat gun and a non-stick craft sheet. You can also bring any stencils and sentiment stamps you'd like to use. 

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Instructor:  Sondra Kirtley, Certified Ranger Ink Educator

April Distress Oxide Class

June 21

1:00 - 3:00pm

$15

CrafterNoon Class:  Summer Fun
Join us and treat yourself to making some sweet summer cards. Nothing celebrates summer like a double scoop ice cream cone or a refreshing popsicle. We will be making these cards featuring Jane Doodle's "Cool" stamp set. We wil incorporate the ever-versatile Avery Elle Horizontal die on one of the cards and the summer colors we will be using are so pretty! Along with your Basic Kit, please bring watercolors, brushes and foam adhesive.

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Instructor:  Natalie Houston

June 23

2:00 - 3:00pm

$5

Note:  Time chage since original post!

Origami Workshop
Learn the authentic art of origami paper folding. From the Japanese ori (to fold) and kami (paper), comes the geometric metamorphosis of 2D colored paper squares into 3D models. Students will learn basic folds and designs taught by the instructor and will create their choice of animal figure or modular figure in the class. Paper and diagrams will be provided but students are welcome to also bring their own Origami paper.

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Instructor:  Jamie Sandberg

June 25

1:00 -
2:00pm

$5

Masterpiece Monday
Join us for the first Masterpiece Monday class of the summer! The 4th of July is right around the corner! Let freedom ring by creating your own American flag artwork to display! Join us for an hour of fun and patriotism! Masterpiece Monday is for ALL AGES. However, artists under the age of 6 must have an adult assistant. Please bring red, white and blue acrylic paints or markers if you have them as well as Elmers or other quick dry liquid glue.

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Instructor:  Britteny Williams

Britteny June Masterpiece Monday

June 26

5:15 -7:30pm

$26

Calendar Club Scrapbooking Workshop
Continue to document your 2018 in our third session of our Calendar Club series of classes!  We’ll create a calendar page and complimentary picture page for each month perfect for you to preserve your memories in a fun, creative way.  In this session, we will complete pages for July & August.  And, best of all, your class kit will include additional 12”x12” papers to use for additional pages or projects!  Bring your Basic Kit, foam adhesive dots, pens and any embellishments you’d like to use to embellish your pages.

Mark your calendar for future Calendar Club Classes:  Aug 28 & Oct 30.

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Instructor:  Sondra Kirtley

June 2018 Calendar Club

June 29 & 30

$50

14th Anniversary Celebration Crop
Friday 3pm-Midnight | Saturday 11am-11pm

Join us for our two-day crafting extravaganza as we celebrate our 14th Anniversary! Pizza dinner Friday night and catered lunch on Saturday will be included as well as beverages, snacks and a ton of fun!

 Non-refundable payment is due 6/22/18. (Refundable if cancelled before

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6/22/18)

For all clases, 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 cancelled 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 classess, 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 accomodate 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!