Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Quick peek! Kari Holbrook McKnight and Jen Crossley Workshops, May 3-5, 2013

This is a quick peek at the classes being offered during this special weekend.  (Please click on "Older Posts" for additional details and supply lists on each class.)

Email dehavendesign@gmail.com with your class choices.  

There are no kit fees!
Everything is included - even lunch and snacks!

If you sign up for 3 or more classes, receive a $15 discount!

We have a block of hotel rooms at the nearby Comfort Inn, 2 double beds, full breakfast, jacuzzi,  $105 + tax. The number is 517-345-6101 and ask for the SmittenDust Art Workshop rate.

Saturday, May 4, is MSU graduation so please, please book your room early! Reservations must be in by midnight, April 16.

Friday, May 3, 2013 from 9-4

Bird House Pendant with Jen, $105, includes lunch
Learn how to make this unique mini-etched bird house.   In this class you will learn how to metal etch in a very simple way.  We will construct a mini-bird house pendant.

What Lies Beneath with Kari, $92, includes lunch
We’ve heard “you can’t judge a book by its cover” and here’s proof!  The white hardbound cover conceals a fantastic world inside.  Pages explode with vitality and color.  As we relish the printing, stenciling and painting of these fantastic pages, we will explore shade, tint and hue, and color transitions.  Every artist will leave with a brilliantly paged hardbound journal.

Friday, May 3 from 6 - 9

Tin Dreams with Jen, $52, includes snacks
Come and make this fun little tin pendant!  We will construct the pendant using aging techniques, learn riveting and then turn everything into a wonderful pendant!  Safely learn the aging processes, rusting and patinas.

Delectable Doodles & Fantastic Fonts with Kari, $40, includes snacks
Does your handwriting keeps you from art journaling? No more worries!  No drawing or calligraphy skill required!  This stress-free class is the perfect intro to creating your own unique and beautiful fonts and writing style to incorporate into your art pieces!  You will learn how to make your own tools to ease this process!

Saturday, May 4 from 9 – 4

Etched in Time with Jen, $105, includes lunch
Have you always wanted to learn metal etching?  Here is your chance!  It’s fun and very addictive.  Learn how to make metal-etched covers for your book, then how to sew it all together!  Add your own unique treasure to finish this fun project!

Tempted by Tape with Kari, $92, includes lunch
Do you just love all the wonderful new artist tapes out there?  Do you have a tape problem?  Washi tapes, packing tapes, duct tapes, flue tapes…  Spend the day in fabulously fun mixed media play creating a journal just to show off your favorite tapes!  Everyone will go home with a completely bound journal that is richly patterned, lavishly colored and showcasing artist tapes!  We will explore making our own patterned tapes, altering tapes and knowing which tapes to use when!

Saturday after class, if you’d like, have dinner with the teachers at the local diner,
Mike’s Village Restaurant  (Individual cost approximately $10).   
Afterward, enjoy dessert, champagne and shopping at SmittenDust Studio! No cost to attendees.
Sunday, May 5 from 10 – 3:30

Little Bag with Jen, $75, includes lunch
Come and learn how to make this little handbag from scratch!  We’ll construct the purse and then turn it into a wonderful pendant!

Moodlings with Kari, $62, includes lunch
Explore texture mediums and crackle paints with gusto!  3D polymer clay embellishments add a lighthearted touch of whimsy to sarcastic or sweet sentiments – you decide which moodling you want to unleash!  We will delve into glazes and glitters, mark-making and mica chips.  Can’t stop with just one, so we’ll make a couple of these little treasures!  

NOTE: Email dehavendesign@gmail.com with your class choices.  Once we receive your choices, you'll receive instruction on payment. 
There are limited hotel rooms available due to MSU graduation on Saturday, May 4! 
Contact Dusty at
dehavendesign@gmail.com for details on the block of rooms reserved for workshop attendees.