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Carla Sonheim workshops, Bellvue Bean and more

A Creative Weekend………
Oct 10, 2010
Greetings!

This weekend Fri Oct 15-17th, Trish Seggebruch will be here from Washington to teach us so much in Encaustic Wax.  Trish is the Author of the book “Encaustic Workshop”.

She has so much to share and inspire all! There is room in the workshop so check out  More details below……

And finally the unveiling of What is Happening at The Bellvue Store…….

Take Care,
Christine Webb

GO TO THE WEBSITE HERE FOR ALL THE INFO

Trish Seggebruch Workshops

3 Days and 3 Ways to Encaustic Wax 10/15-17, 2010

10a- 5p each day Cost $350 *Lunch will be provided

$20 supply fee payable the day of the workshop

From the author of “Encaustic Workshop: Artistic Techniques for working with wax”

A little knowledge goes a long way!

In this workshop we will explore three different techniques in encaustic, creating three (at least!) distinctive looks in beeswax

Carla Sonheim Workshops

November 5-7, 2010

Imaginary Creatures w/ Carla Sonheim (11/5)
Junk Mail Artist Book w/ Carla Sonheim (11/6)

Watercolor Transfer Painting w/ Carla Sonheim  (11/7)


The Bellvue Store unveiling……

The Bellvue Bean Opening in November!
The Bellvue Store will soon be home to a new Coffee Shop, “The Bellvue Bean”!

Darren, The new owner is not new to coffee shops…… Darren has been owner/operator of the F-Stop Cafe at The Poudre River Arts Center.

Over the years at The Bellvue Store, many have stopped by for refreshments.  The Bellvue Bean will be able to offer that!

The Bellvue Art Gallery second weekend of the month will still be going on as well…..
Because there is nothing better than coffee and art!

As The Bellvue Bean’s menu expands, I will keep you updated.   But I think ice cream is part of the plan… Yummy, art and ice cream!

The month of October will be the transformation month.   They are expecting to have a Grand Opening Nov 1st!

2011 Guest Artists
Who is coming to The Artists’ Nook in 2011

This list and or dates are subject to change:

Keith Lo Bue- Feb or March 2011 -Jewelry & Found Object artist from Australia

Beryl Taylor- April 2011 – Mixed Media Fabric Artist from England now living in New Jersey

Jacqueline Sullivan- May 6-8, 2011 – Mixed Media Collage and Book Artist from Michigan

Albie Smith- June 3-5, 2011 -Collage, Paste Paper and Book Artist from Oregon

Josie Cirinione- June 17-19, 2011 – Mixed Media, Soldering and Book Arts Artist from Arizona

Kelly Kilmer – July 15- 17, 2011- Mixed Media Art Journaling and Book Artist from California

Richard and Jane Salley - August 26-28, 2011 – Jewelry Artists from Santa Fe

Michael deMeng - September 9-11, 2011- Found Object Assemblage Artist from Montana

Robert Dancik- October 21-23, 2011 – Jewelry Artist from the UK

Dayle Doroshow Workshops Sept 17-19, 2010

MY WEBSITE IS STILL BEING UPDATED:

My website is still down and being upgraded. Sometimes things don’t go as planned.
So to register for workshops until it is back up and running, use the links below to email me with your registration. PLEASE DO NOT PUT CREDIT CARD INFO IN THE EMAIL



The Unfolding Pyramid Workshop – Dayle Doroshow
Friday September 17, 2010 10:00 am- 5:00 pm
*Lunch will be provided
Cost $95

Dayle’s Website
TO REGISTER click to Email

Explore the mysteries of ancient civilizations.
Peek through windows, unlock and walk through doors into the world of sculptural books.
Using polymer clay, beautiful papers, and other elements, we will create freestanding, three-dimensional books that are sculptures or visa versa.

Personal imagery, found objects and other mixed media will be combined with polymer clay to create a pyramid structure that unfolds to reveal a hidden surprise.
Polymer clay techniques include transferring photocopy imagery, carving and antiquing, making and using three dimensional clay pieces

Inside find a book, small sculpture or whatever your imagination dreams up!

The Egyptian Spell Book – Dayle Doroshow
Saturday September 18, 2010 10:00 am- 5:00 pm
*Lunch will be provided
Cost $95

Dayle’s Website
TO REGISTER click to Email

A Note from Christine: I saw books created in Dayle’s workshop at Art Continuum many years ago. I remember these beautiful books with polymer clay pages, looking like old paper, loaded with intrigue. I could stop thinking about how beautiful they were! Now is your chance to make yours.

Using polymer clay, beautiful papers, charms, beads and inlaid treasures, you will create a hieroglyphic spell book that has book covers of imitative amber and ivory.

The covers will also feature transfers of photocopy and original imagery, three- dimensional elements such as scarabs and cartouches, and carvings.

The book pages will include thin sheets of polymer papyrus and other designs using metallic powders, spices and herbs!

Come create a magical book filled with wishes, dreams and positive spells!


Messengers and StoryTellers – Dayle Doroshow
Sunday September 19, 2010 10:00 am- 5:00 pm
*Lunch will be provided
Cost $95

Dayle’s Website
TO REGISTER Click to Email

Expand your design vocabulary in this spirited workshop by exploring the mystery of three-dimensional icons.

We will create these figures of polymer clay using unique surface designs of Venetian millefiore and rich embellishments of beads, fibers and your personal treasures.
Hiding places will be explored as part of the design.

The “messengers” can have secret places to hide a message or object, the “storytellers” can house a small book and both can incorporate removable jewelry.

This class will give you fresh visions and open new possibilities for your own work!

Katie Kendrick Workshops in just a few weeks!

I hope you all had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend. I had a friend in town and we hiked, created Precious Metal Clay pendants, and had a great weekend!

Katie Kendrick’s workshop will be here before you know it.

Friday’s Workshop “Every Face Tells a Story” Is now FULL.

There is still room in her Saturday & Sunday’s workshop.

See all the details below:

Katie Kendrick
Mixed Media Artist from Washington
June 25- 27, 2010

Journal with Abandon w/ Katie Kendrick (6/26)


Tales from the Land of Odd w/ Katie Kendrick (6/27)

THEN IN JULY…….

Kelly Kilmer
Mixed Media Book & Journal Artist from California
July 16-18, 2010

Kelly is a very generous instructor, Both with her supplies and instruction. Kelly will bring many cool art supplies to work with!

Addicted to Tape w/ Kelly Kilmer (7/16)

Devotional w/ Kelly Kilmer (7/16)

Everything You Wanted to Know About Pens w/ Kelly Kilmer (7/17)

Language of Color w/ Kelly Kilmer (7/17)

Spirit Journal w/ Kelly Kilmer (7/18)

More Guest Artist Workshops

Dayle Doroshow September 17-19, 2010

The Unfolding Pyramid w/ Dayle Doroshow (9/17)
Egyptian Spell Book w/ Dayle Doroshow (9/18)
Messengers and Storytellers w/ Dayle Doroshow (9/19)

Trish Baldwin Seggebruch October 15-17, 2010

3 Days, 3 Ways into Encaustic Wax w/ Trish Seggebruch (10/15-17)

Carla Sonheim November 5-7, 2010

Imaginary Creatures w/ Carla Sonheim(11/5)
Junk Mail Artist Book w/ Carla Sonheim(11/6)
Watercolor Transfer Painting w/ Carla Sonheim (11/7)

ALL WORKSHOP INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND ON OUR WEBSITE AT:

www.theartistsnook.net

Summer at The Artists’ Nook


Summer Workshops at The Artists’ Nook….

The chairs are folded and the tables are tucked away. But the memories will remain forever.
We had a fabulous art weekend last weekend with artist Robert Dancik. He is truly a top notch instructor who inspired all!

Here is what The Artists’ Nook has for the Summer:

Precious Metal Clay Pendant w/Christine

Sunday May 30th 1 pm – 5 pm

Cost $55 plus $16 Supply Fee

This workshop will be held at my home studio in Loveland. Directions will be given at registration. To Register please call me on my cell phone at (970) 231-6313.

Precious Metal Clay is fine silver with added binders to make it work similar to clay. Once your piece is fired and polished you have a fine silver (99%) pendant.

The wonderful handmade look is so unique, you will get so many comments from others when you wear your pendant!
I will teach you how to add texture, set a stone, add a bail, finish, firing, polish and tips on working with this wonderful medium.

Kit fee: includes 9 grams of PMC3 & CZ

Katie Kendrick
Mixed Media Artist from Washington
June 25- 27, 2010

Every Face Tells A Story w/ Katie Kendrick (6/25)

Journal with Abandon w/ Katie Kendrick (6/26)


Tales from the Land of Odd w/ Katie Kendrick (6/27)

Kelly Kilmer
Mixed Media Book & Journal Artist from California
July 16-18, 2010

Kelly is a very generous instructor, Both with her supplies and instruction. Kelly will bring many cool art supplies to work with!


Addicted to Tape w/ Kelly Kilmer (7/16)


Devotional w/ Kelly Kilmer (7/16)

Everything You Wanted to Know About Pens w/ Kelly Kilmer (7/17)

Language of Color w/ Kelly Kilmer (7/17)

Spirit Journal w/ Kelly Kilmer (7/18)

All Guest Artist Workshops
Katie Kendrick June 25-27, 2010

Kelly Kilmer July 16-18, 2010

Dayle Doroshow September 17-19, 2010

Trish Baldwin Seggebruch October 15-17, 2010

Carla Sonheim November 5-7, 2010

Leighanna Light Workshops Just around the Corner…..

THE ARTISTS’ NOOK presents:

Leighanna Light’s Workshops are just around the corner!

Leighanna is a wonderful mixed media artist that stretches beyond the norm in altered art!

Always trying something different to get the look she wants, Leighanna will teach you to do the same.

If you always wanted to learn to work with Metal learn how to patina, alter and attach to metal then Leighanna’s Beyond the Vintage Metal Deck will teach you that and more. This is a 1 1/2 day workshop on Saturday May 1st. If your schedule only allows for you to attend the day portion, you are welcome to come and will still learn quite a bit about metal.

And if books are your thing, You cannot miss Friday’s Construction of an Art Book! This lovely, chunky book is full of techniques you can use in all your altered art work!

And Finally on Sunday, Masks will be the creations in… Who was that Masked Man?
A new type of clay that remains strong, durable & does not require baking will be used to create these masks!

Since it is tax month, We lowered the price of Leighanna’s workshops to make the tax paying pain a little easier.

Hopefully, you got a tax refund instead of having to pay but either way we wanted to give everyone a break!

Come join us!

Leighanna Light
April 30-May 2, 2010

Guest Artist Leighanna Light from New Mexico will be teaching:

Construction of an Art Book Friday April 30th 10a-5 pm
Cost Now $100 a $15 savings

Beyond the Vintage Metal Deck
Saturday May 1st 9a-4p & 6p-9p
Cost Now $115 a $60 savings

Who was that Masked Man? Sunday May 2nd 10a-5 pm
Cost Now $100 a $15 savings

NEXT WILL BE……

Robert Dancik

Guest Artist Robert Dancik from the UK will be teaching:

Forming Lasting & Meaningful Attachments
Friday May 14th 10a- 5 pm
FULL- a waiting list has been started email me at: artistsnook@comcast.net

FAUX BONE ™ Now in Full Color
Saturday May 15th 10a- 5 pm
FULL- a waiting list has been started email me at: artistsnook@comcast.net

Fold Forming Sunday May 16th 10a- 5 pm
Just ONE spot left!

GARAGE SALE again……

Since the garage sale was such a success, I will continue to hold a garage sale every second Saturday of the month when Bev is holding her Bellvue Store Art and Antique show.

Next Garage Sale will be Saturday May 8th 8 am – 4 pm
I will have store product, paper racks, other racks, rubber stamps including my workshop rubber stamps, plus more…. I will send out an email the week before to give you a list of all the treasures that will be part of the garage sale

Frank Stanley – An Artist with a Cause

Frank Stanley painting 1,000 Cranes

An artist friend of mine, Frank Stanley of Fort Collins strongly believes is this Japanese Legend.
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Make 1,000 Origami Cranes and you will be granted a wish from a crane such as a long life or recovery of an illness.

Frank’s wife Krista was diagnosed with ovarian cancer and not like that news was not bad enough. They found out that their health insurance premiums that they were paying to their employer was not being paid to the insurance company. The employer was keeping that money.

So, they had no insurance coverage.

Krista is now cancer free but they are left with large medical bills.

What started out as a wish for recovery for his wife, Frank’s cranes are his way to create a way to pay the medical bills.

You can read more of Krista’s story and see Frank’s wonderful cranes on Frank’s website at:
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Also, here is a link to a 9 News of this story:
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And read their article Here
9 News Article of the Stanley Family

I have to tell you how humble Frank is. He called me because he was looking for gallery space to do a show. He never mentioned any of this to me. And I even asked how things were in his life.

I told Frank to keep me posted when the show will be. He sent me an email simply saying “more Cranes up on my website”.

Liking Frank’s Art, I went and checked out his website where I found Krista’s story.

Please Forward this Email to all you know.

Frank & Krista’s story is an endearing one of hope, faith and love.

Take Care,
Christine Webb
The Artists’ Nook
Located at:
5032 W County Rd 52E
Bellvue CO 80512
(970) 416-1148

artistsnook@comcast.net

www.theartistsnook.net

Jacqueline Sullivan Just around the Corner!

We are getting ready for our first Guest Artist of 2010!

Jacqueline Sullivan will be here March 26-28th

We will be creating a Journal of Surfaces Friday March 26 6:30 – 9:30 pm. Playing with many techniques creating beautiful decorative paper surfaces and texture. These papers will then be coil bound together into a journal.

On Saturday March 27th 10 am – 5 pm, we will be creating Painted Woven Wonders.
Jacqueline just posted on her blog more about this workshop and Puttin on the Glitz which will be Sunday March 28th 10 am – 5 pm.
Check out her blog at: http://blog.jacquelinesullivan.com/

Jacqueline is a fabulous teacher sharing many techniques and ideas. Plus, her class handout are the best, full detailed steps and color pictures too!

There is still space in Jacqueline’s workshops….. Don’t Miss Out!

Also new to the website……

I have added Basic Soldering Image under Glass with me at my home studio on Saturday March 20th 10 am-1 pm.

If you have already taken this workshop but want to refine your technique and use my supplies and tools……. Take it again!

September 2010

Guest Artist Dayle Doroshow

The Unfolding Pyramid w/ Dayle Doroshow (9/17)

Egyptian Spell Book w/ Dayle Doroshow (9/18)

Messengers and Storytellers w/ Dayle Doroshow (9/19)

The Full Guest Artist Line up for 2010 is:

Jacqueline Sullivan
March 26-28, 2010
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

Leighanna Light
April 30-May 2, 2010
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

Robert Dancik
May 14-16, 2010
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

Katie Kendrick
June 25-27, 2010
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

Kelly Kilmer
July 16-18, 2010
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

Dayle Doroshow
September 17-19, 2010
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

Trish Baldwin Seggebruch
October 15-17, 2010
Registration NOT open yet

Carla Sonheim
November 5-7, 2010
Registration NOT open yet

Katie Kendrick’s Workshops and More!

A snowy weekend here in Colorado and we spent a wonderful Saturday creating in my Canvas Journal workshop.
Spring is just around the corner…… at least that is what they say! So that means that it is getting closer for our first traveling Guest Artist workshop.
Our first guest artist for 2010 is Mixed Media Collage Artist Jacqueline Sullivan March 26-28th. Check out more information about Jacqueline in “Our Artist Spotlight” section below.
On the website I have guest artist workshops posted and registration up and open through June 2010. Since my last email I have added Katie Kendrick‘s workshops. More info below…..
Also, I have made it easier for you to reserve your seat in workshops with a deposit of $50 for full day workshops and $25 for 1/2 day workshops with a link to pay your deposit online. This breaks up the payment for you and reserves your seat that way you don’t risk the workshop becoming full.
Here are the details about deposits:

DEPOSIT ON A WORKSHOP: A non-refundable deposit of $50 for full day workshops or $25 for 1/2 day workshops can reserve your seat in the workshop.

The balance of the workshop fee is due 25 days prior to the date of the workshop to secure your seat in the workshop.

Please contact us, on or before 25 days prior to the date of the workshop to pay the balance at:
970-416-1148 or email at artistsnook@comcast.net


Artist’s Spotlight

Guest Artist

Jacqueline Sullivan From Michigan:

Jacqueline Sullivan has been a mixed media artist since first introduced to collage in a high school art class.

Jacqueline has a degree in graphic design and worked for many years as and advertising and publication designer. She also has studied Calligraphy and Lettering Arts with many world-reknowned instructors, including Sheila Waters, Jenny Groat and Reggie Exell.
She is full of techniques to create layers, texture and dimension to your collage and book arts.
Check out Jacqueline’s Website
And the workshops she will be teaching are below:

Puttin’ on the Glitz w/Jacqueline Sullivan (3/28)




Guest Artist

Katie Kendrick from Washington



The Full Guest Artist Line up for 2010 is:
Jacqueline Sullivan
March 26-28, 2010
Leighanna Light
April 30-May 2, 2010
Robert Dancik
May 14-16, 2010
Katie Kendrick
June 25-27, 2010
Kelly Kilmer
July 16-18, 2010
Registration NOT open yet
Dayle Doroshow
September 17-19, 2010
Registration NOT open yet
Trish Baldwin Seggebruch
October 15-17, 2010
Registration NOT open yet
Carla Sonheim
November 5-7, 2010
Registration NOT open yet

Update for Friday January 22, 2010

Happy Friday!

I have moved my art studio to my home and am really excited about it! I can’t wait to hold my own workshops from my home studio. See below for those workshops.

My 2010 Guest Artist workshops are coming together. The Guest Artist Workshops will still be held at the Bellvue Store as we love the country peace and beauty it provides. I will be posting these workshops on the website next week!

The space my shop has been in at the Bellvue store on the east side of the building is available to rent as of Feb 1st. It is a living space or will make for a wonderful art studio for one or more artists.
Rent per month is $650
Call Armadillo Property Management for more information at (970) 416-RENT

Also, Below is information on a lecture at COCOA about Copyright Law. This is a must attend FREE Lecture for all us artists who use imagery in our work. Can we or can’t we? What are the rules.
More info below.

Only 2 more SALE days and
I have decided to give you all a 60% off savings for the next two Saturdays

60% OFF Regular Price on EVERYTHING SALE
in Store only
The last 2 days to Save………..

Store Front open these Saturdays:

Saturday January 23rd 10 am- 4 pm
Saturday January 30th 10 am- 4 pm
For Great Savings!

CoCOA Lecture Series
Local Arts Attorney to Speak on Copyright Law

The single most important intersection of creativity, business, and law for artists is copyright, yet many people in the creative industry have only a passing knowledge or worse, a mistaken understanding of the rules that govern the very ownership of their creative product.

As part of the Colorado Coalition of Artists Lecture series, local author, artist, designer, and intellectual property attorney Kevin Houchin will entertain and inform the group with a presentation on this important subject.

Invest a little time in yourself and your business. It won’t be boring, and it just might save you thousands of dollars and heart-ache!

Find out more about Kevin at

www.houchinlaw.com or @kevinhouchin on Twitter.

Kevin will be speaking at the PRAC Gallery, located on the NE corner of College & Willow on Wed. Feb 10 from 7-9 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. For more information contact CoCOA at 970-221-3019 or info@cocoaart.com.

Workshops at The Artists’ Nook

WORKSHOPS W/ CHRISTINE ADDED

Basic Soldering/ Image under Glass w/ Christine

Saturday February 6th 10 am- 1 pm Cost $50

We like to keep the class size small so sign up earlier to make sure you get a spot!

Christine’s Bio

TO REGISTER ONLINE

THIS WORKSHOP WILL BE HELD AT CHRISTINE’S HOME STUDIO IN LOVELAND

Have wanted to make those wonderful soldered charms & Pendants see in all the magazines? Here is your chance!

Christine will show you the basic techniques to soldering & glass cutting to create personalized piece of artwork. Great for gifts these images under glass can be pendants, ornaments, wall hangings or more!

Canvas Journal: Paint, Texture,

Transfers Oh My!

w/ Christine

Saturday February 20th 10 am- 5 pm Cost $90

*Lunch will be provided

TO REGISTER ONLINE

PROJECT PICTURE COMING SOON!

THIS WORKSHOP WILL BE HELD AT CHRISTINE’S HOME STUDIO IN LOVELAND

Let’s Play! This will give you an opportunity to explore many techniques on canvas including but not limited to… stencil, stamp, playing with texture, 3 different image transfer techniques, resists, and so much more.

Layers and layers of paint, images and mediums create the yummy-ness of this Canvas Journal!

No rules are set in stone! Which make this project great for beginners as well as advanced artists!

*If you have dietary restrictions, you are welcome to bring your lunch. There is a refrigerator and microwave on the premises.