Friday, July 19, 2013

Summer Classes!

The way to sign up for classes is easy! All classes are at
SmittenDust Studio, 257 S. Bridge St., Dimondale, MI
Simply send an email to with the class name and you'll receive an email back with information about the class and options for payment.  
Payment is required prior to class.

SmittenDust welcomes Kristen Robinson from
August 16-19! 

There are several seats available in the following classes
Friday, August 16 from 6-9 
~ Adorned Relics ~ $75
We all need a wee bit of subtle glamour nestled within the bounty of our treasure boxes, treasures embedded in faux mercury glass are just the thing. Gorgeous layers of luscious silver surround an embedded object in each of the four pieces we will be creating in class. The piece then sits upon delicate filigree that enhances the depth of the centerpiece while embedded rhinestones surround the unique pendant.

Kit Includes
ICE Resin®
3 Silver Bezels to Each Student
1 Filigree
Religious Medal
Silver Charm

Students Should Bring: Items you wish to place into the faux mercury glass such as rhinestone jewelry, findings, etched metal, coins, and buttons. Please do not bring anything plastic as it will melt.

Optional: Kitchen Torch
Sunday, August 18 from 10-3 
~ House Full of Grace ~ $100
Wooden houses are transformed from the ordinary to the extraordinary. Sacred hearts created from paper clay act as the centerpiece to these delightful narratives. Students will create three houses composed of layers of paint, shading, wax, resin, text, found objects and buttons. One house will have a scared heart as the centerpiece while the other two will be created from molds of objects students bring with them to class. Each house will truly be an individual narrative.

Kit Includes
3 Wooden Houses
One Sacred Heart (already dry to work with)
Neutral Paint
Foam Brushes
Vintage Sheet Music
ICE Resin®
Metal Stamping

Students Should Bring: Found Objects to make molds with (no larger than 2x2 for the largest house).
Optional Items: Paper, fabric, jewelry parts, anything you wish to incorporate into your houses, Acrylic Paint to coordinate with your desired palette (neutral colors will be provided), Scissors, paint brushes, container for water to rinse brush. Silicone Craft Sheet

Monday, August 19 from10 - 4 
~ Romancing the Quilt ~$125
Quilting is perhaps one of the most amazing arts. Kristen has kicked things up a bit with this wonderful mixed media quilt that is composed of fabric, paper, thread, paint and embellishments. What starts as three separate segments comes together to create a visual masterpiece, one in which your words and feelings bound from. By layering different textures and colors, adding a wee bit of free motion stitching as well as hand embroidery your piece is sure to not only pop but to tell a story.

Kit Includes
Fabric Swatches
Red and White Ticking
Sheet Music

Students Should Bring: 3 Pieces of Printed 12x12 Cardstock Preferably in the same color scheme, Coordinating Fabric Swatches Preferably 3-4 different prints, Ribbon, Text, Acrylic Paint (to match your palette), Coordinating Thread, Embroidery Floss, Metal Embellishments, Buttons, Paint Brushes or Foam Brushes, Fabric Glue, Embroidery Needles, Scissors, Paper Trimmer. 
Optional Items: Crystals, Beads, Jewelry anything you wish to add

Thursday, August 22, 5:30-7:30 Tanglemania with Jane Reiter, free inspirational session and not a class.  Please bring refreshments to share.
Sunday, August 25, 1-4 Craft 911! Join new friends and share some laughs SmittenDust Studio! No rules, no expectations, no cost! Bring a snack to share.


Monday, Sept 3, 6-8,
Intro to Zentangle with Jane Reiter, $43 Think you can’t draw?  Not creative?  Let’s chat after this class!

Friday, Sept 6, 10-5 Smitten’s Garage Sale You probably haven’t seen a sale like this before!  Treasures priced to sell!  Out with the old, in with the new!

Sunday, Sept 8, 2-4 Advanced Zentangle with Jane Reiter, $40 Delve further into your Zentangle® practice, exploring with various formats. 

Tuesday, Sept 10, 6-8 Zendalas with Jane Reiter, $40 Explore the beautiful simplicity of drawing Zentangles in a radial design.  (Prerequisite *basic Zentangle® session)
Saturday, Sept 14, 10-5 MIABA Meeting Michigan Altered Books and Art. Email for info.

Sunday, Sept 15, 1-4 Craft 911! Join new friends and see what people are working on! No rules, no expectations, no cost! Bring a snack to share.

Thursday, Sept 19, 5:30 – 7:30 Tanglemania with Jane Reiter, free inspirational session and not a class.  Please bring refreshments to share.

Saturday, Sept 21, 10-4 Bat Baby Necklace with Jill Quillinen, $70 Back by popular demand!  Just in time for Halloween, Jill will teach all the techniques to create a 3-D hinged coffin with a Bat or Creepy Baby.

Saturday, Sept 28, STAY TUNED! More to come!
Sunday, Sept 29, 1-4, HeartFelt with Barb Hrlanilovich, $65, Needle-felted hearts workshop! Create a heart or two and learn basic felting principles.

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