Saturday, March 13, 2010

Spring Classes

Class kickoff went great today! I'm super excited to be taking Melissa S's Altered Book (it's gorgeous!) and Angela's What Matters Most. If you weren't able to make it out to class kickoff you need to stop by the Brandermill store and check out the class samples. I have a lot of classes that I am excited to be teaching this quarter. I hope you will be able to join me!

A Year of ATCs $20

Come learn the art of creating ATCs (Artist Trading Cards) in this year-long ATC 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 priced individually and themed as follows:

~ April/Spring Fever – Working with canvas, water color effects with distress inks, making paper embellishments.

~May/Scrapbooking – Working with real wood paper and distress inks, utilizing with punches to create embellishments.

~ June/Summer Fun – Using crackle paint, making paper embellishments, distressing techniques.

Brandermill: Wednesdays April 21st, May 19th and June 16th from 6:30-8:30pm

West End: Wednesdays April 14th, May 12th and June 9th from 6:30-8:30pm

Family First Folio $30

Join Melissa to create an interactive portfolio to document what is most important in life—family! This unique portfolio album made from October Afternoon papers and stickers, has different pockets and spots for hidden journaling. The portfolio is the perfect place to capture the pictures and memories that make your family special. Learn diecutting, embellishing with stickers and ribbon techniques. This mini album would be a great gift for Mother’s or Father’s Day.

Brandermill: Mon., April 12th from 6:30-8:30pm

West End: Thur., April 8th from 6:30-8:30pm

Rock, Paper, Scissors! $20

In this class, you’ll create a fun spring double-page layout using the one tool that we all have in our scrap tote, but often overlook: our scissors! Learn to create your own embellishments and borders out of patterned paper; and add a hint of bling to your pages for that extra sparkle! You’ll never look at your scissors and paper the same way again!

Brandermill: Thur., March 25th from 6:30-8:30pm

West End: Tues., March 30th from 6:30-8:30pm

Seaside Chic ATC Matchbox $28

Artist Trading Cards… You love to collect them but what do you do with them now? Learn how to create this adorable vintage inspired matchbox just the right size to hold your ATCs. You’ll create four ATCs with Graphic 45’s beautiful On the Boardwalk collection and learn distressing, embellishing, inking, and paper layering techniques. How fun is the orange pom-pom ribbon in contrast with the bling?! ATCs never had it so good!

Brandermill: Tues., May 11th from 6-8:30pm

West End: Tues., May 25th from 6-8:30pm

Terrific Techniques: Distress Inks $20

Join Melissa for a new technique-focused layout class. In this class, you’ll create a layout making the most out of your distress inks. This class will expose you to a variety of techniques including inking patterned paper, water color effects, using masks and stencils, and more.

Brandermill: Tue., May 4th from 6:30-8:30pm

West End: Thur., May 6th from 6:30-8:30pm

All classes are taught at Memories Galore at the Brandermill, Midlothian Virginia and West End, Richmond Virginia locations. For more information or to reserve your spot please call the store at 804-744-6500 (Brandermill) or 804-565-2000 (West End). Please visit for information on lots of other wonderful classes!