Sunday, June 20, 2010

Summer 2010 Classes

As always Class Kickoff was fantastic! I am excited to show you the classes I have coming up for the next quarter. And if you didn't make it to kick off be sure to stop by either of the stores to see class samples! All classes are being taught at Memories Galore in Richmond and Midlothian VA. To sign up and reserve your spot call either the Brandermill store at 804-744-6500 or the West End store at 804-565-2000

A Year of ATCs $20

with Melissa Thiesse

Come, learn the art of creating ATCs (Artist Trading Cards) in the continuation of this year-long series! Each month you’ll create four ATCs focusing on a variety of techniques. At the end of the year, you’ll have a collection of unique ATCs reflecting the different seasons and holidays. This class is perfect for ATC creators of all skill levels. Each class is individually priced and themed as follows:

~ July: Vacation by the Sea – Working with acrylic, using crackle paint, distress ink, stamps and punches.

~ August: The Great Outdoors – Using canvas, image transfers and working with distress ink.

~ September: Back to School – Working with distress ink, Stickles, pens and creating embellishments with paper.

Brandermill: Tuesdays July 13th, Aug. 17th, and Sept. 7th

from 6:30-8:30pm

West End: Wednesdays July 14th, Aug. 11th and Sept. 8th

from 6:30-8:30pm

Colors of Summer Mini Book $24

with Melissa Thiesse

Join Melissa to create an interactive mini book to document all those memories of summers past, present and future! This unique mini book is made from The Girl’s Paperie papers and has different pockets and places for hidden journaling and photos. Learn creative folding techniques, stamping, embellishing with stickers, using distress ink and more!

Brandermill: Wednesday, July 21st from 6:30-8:30pm

West End: Thursday, July 8th from 6:30-8:30pm

Grandma’s Attic Layout $24

with Melissa Thiesse

Remember being fascinated by grandma’s jewelry, hatboxes and delicate photos? Capturing the essence of grandma’s attic, this timeless double-page layout features vintage-style papers and embellishments that come together for a reminiscent of a trip down memory lane with your grandma. Melissa’s instruction includes numerous techniques from fringe edging to paper layering, lacing to unique folding styles. Learn distressing techniques, working with border punches and distress ink.

Brandermill: Tuesday, Aug. 31st from 6:30-8:30pm

West End: Thursday, Aug. 26th from 6:30-8:30pm

Measurable Moments Mini Book & Tin $28

with Melissa Thiesse

For all those memories that measure up, create this unique mini album complete with an adorable tin for safekeeping. Melissa’s instruction includes how to use paper to decorate your tin, create the mini album and more. You’ll work with Grungeboard, paint and learn to make embellishments that are beyond measure!

Brandermill: Tuesday, Sept. 28th from 6:00-8:30pm

West End: Thursday, Sept. 30th from 6:00-8:30pm

Moments in Time Tabletop Memories $28

with Melissa Thiesse

Join Melissa to create an altered photo frame perfect for those special memories you want to display in your home. Learn distress ink techniques including watercolor effects, stamping, crackle paint and embellishing with stickers. This is the perfect way to display those memories that have meant the most.

Brandermill: Thursday, Sept. 9th from 6:30-8:30pm

West End: Tuesday, Sept. 14th from 6:30-8:30pm

Sweet Summertime! Layout $24

with Melissa Thiesse

Oh, how we love these lazy days of summer! Celebrate the season with a bright and whimsical double-page layout perfect for those happy summer memories. Using fun patterned papers from Echo Park, learn techniques like paper layering, working with stickers, using Stickles and creating your own embellishments. This class is filled with papercrafting techniques you’ll use over and over again!

Brandermill: Thursday, July 22nd from 6:30-8:30pm

West End: Tuesday, July 27th from 6:30-8:30pm

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