Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Summer Girls Art Camps!

My Summer Girls Art Camps will be held once in June and once in July this summer!
I'm so looking forward to the daily creating with the girls!
Here goes the information!!
PINKalicious ARTalicious Art Camps
Summer Girls ART Camp
Ages: completed 1st - 4th grade
(Limited to 8-12 girls per session!)
Session 1: June 14 - 17th 9:00am -12:00pm THEME: PINK
Session 2: June 14 - 17th 1:00pm - 4:00pm THEME: Let's Create!
Session 3: July 12 - 15th 9:00am - 12:00pm THEME: Alice in Wonderland!

$ 120.00 per session
If your child would like to attend session 1 and 2 the crafts will be different in each session. They may stay for a Tea-party style lunch of sandwich/chips/fruit for lunch and video. This will be an additional $20.00 for the week!
Tea Party Menu:
M: turkey/cheese croissant, chips, fruit, cookie
T: ham pita pocket, chips, fruit, cookie
W: muffin tin fun (ham, cheese, fruits, crackers, cookies served in muffin tin)
Th: grilled cheese & ham, chips, fruit, cookie
(For the picky eaters I will have peanut butter on hand each day!)

About ART Camp:
* Each girl will be given an ART bag to carry their creations in each day. We will create a fun personality inspired name tag to attach to our bag!
* Each girl will be given a blank ART journal to creat art in all summer long and dream big in!
* Each girl will create a creativity/inspiration jar to help them stay inspired with art and being creative at home! This will provide tons of summer fun with at least 50 creative prompts!
*Each girl will be given a snack and water bottle during class.

Session 1: "PINK!"
Day 1: Altered Bird Trinket Box, Domino necklace and Bottle cap necklace! The girls will be given ribbons or faux pearls to hang their charms from!
Day 2: Altered paper-mache house with paper dolls!
Day 3: Surprise craft day!
Day 4: All About Me Fancy Tag book! (Please bring 7-8 pictures (or copies) of yourself!

Session 2: "LET'S CREATE!"
Day 1: Altered wooden birdhouse and soft fabric/felt bird. (Girls will learn some basic sewing techniques.)
Day 2: Treasure box~ Tissue paper, vintage paper covered treasure box to hold our fun necklaces. We will create a domino & wooden necklace to keep in our box. Girls will be given ribbons or faux pearls to hang their charms from!
Day 3: DREAM blocks! Altered wooden blocks that spell out "DREAM!"
Day 4: Beezwax collage! We will create a collage and cover it with beeswax~ a super fun technique!

Session 3: "Alice In Wonderland!"
Day 1: Tea Pot Altered Book. We will mix in Alice in Wonderland pictures as well as the girl's photos! Please bring 7-8 photos or copies to work with!
Day 2: Alice In Wonderland Beeswax collage.
Day 3: Wonderland keepsake box, Alice domino necklace, wooden or bottlecap necklace. Girls will get a ribbon or faux pearl necklace to wear their new creations from!
Day 4: Alice In Wonderland Theater~ with characters from Alice in Wonderland.

If your daughter would like to attend ARTalicious Art camp please email me at and I will email you a registration form.
I will begin posting sneak peeks of the projects soon!
Registration is due by June 5th! Class is limited to 8-12 girls!

I would love to see your girl at ART camp this summer. These are just a few reasons why I think ART is important to children....
Art stimulates both sides of the brain.
The kids need a place to express themselves.
Art promotes self esteem.
Art nourishes the human soul. One feels good doing it!
Art is valuable all by itself.
Research provided by: Children's Art Museum in Oakland, CA.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Amazing Weekend!

I had the absolute most AMAZING weekend!!! I'm so behind on posting for the Girls Art Camp (I did get my flyer postcards in the mail today!! Very exciting! I plan to drop them off at a few boutiques in town tomorrow!)Even though I'm behind I'm going to skip it for now and tell about the amazing weekend!!
On Friday night~ we went to the Ranger game! We enjoyed grazing throughout the game! The Rangers beat the Cubs! Fireworks were after the game!
Saturday~ family/work picnic~ very, very windy!
Saturday evening!!! The most amazing evening ever! The teachers from Paper Cowgirl met at Ann-Denise's home (lovely home!) ((I only thought I had a lot of apothocary jars!)) She had decorated so cute for the get together! The food was amazing! The gifts precious~ she made each teacher a decorated doll with a sash that reads "Paper Cowgirl Instructor 2010. We also received a yard stick tied with tulle~ because "Your help was unmeasurable!" Very creative! She has an amazing body form in her living room to hang vintage clothing on!! Love it! The ladies were just great! We chatted about past Paper Cowgirl events, other events they have attended, Silver Bella and our own crafting experiences! It is such an experience to sit around and chat with ladies that have the same interests as you and really "get you!" I love crafting with my monthly ladies group~ but I know sometimes they just don't "GET Me!" These ladies are on the save "ARTSY" wave length! Mom went with me to help~ she loved it too!! We got to know Cindy "Paper Cowgirl Guru" a bit better~ she is hysterical! I know she will make Paper Cowgirl a wonderful experience~ she is paying attention to every little detail! Ann-Denise~ a truly amazing artist! We got an up close and personal look at her PC project!! WOW! I was excited but know I'm estatic!! They are the most wonderful muslin vintage boots! She also shared stories of teaching in New Jersey~ she taught with Jenny of Everyday is a Holiday!! I was very impressed! I had to keep shutting my mouth so my tongue wouldn't hang out! Angela was great~ she creates wonderful beaded jewelry! She is also very funny! Sandra was another amazing lady! She is another true artist! I was looking at her project for PC~ amazing!!! I loved chatting with her and hearing her decorating stories! It was truly an amazing night!
Sunday~ I had a booth at a local shop's Grand Opening! I had created lots of new jewelry for the show! It was an interesting afternoon!
All in all a wonderful art filled weekend!
I will post pictures soon~ hopefully! I have ordered a portable photo shooting box! I'm hoping my pictures will turn out better for my jewelry and scrap/altered art pictures!
If you lasted through this very long, long post!
Happy Creating and Talk to you soon!!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Pinkalicious! Spring Fling Art Day!!

Girls ages 1st - 4th grade!!
Pinkalicious! Spring Fling Art Day is May 16th~ 3:00pm- 5:30pm!
We will be creating an altered tutu, altered crown, altered wand and memory book!
Join the fun!
Email me at before May 12th to save your spot!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

A little bit late :( Check my blog tomorrow tonight for a give-a-way!

I got behind with Life in General!!! I have been meaning to post pics and just now got the chance!
Here are a few! I'll post more this evening!!
It has been a great but busy few weeks!
Lots of shopping and trying to find goodies for Silver Bella and Paper Cowgirl!
I'm working on Swaps galore for Paper Cowgirl~ an embellished horse, paper dolls, ATC cards, memory book, hat, sash.. just to name a few! I think I'll be busy for a while!
I did get my projects finished for Pinkalicious coming up on May 16!!! I will post pictures of those this evening!
Some things I've been working on and finished are included now!
I have been wanting to create an altered birdhouse for months now and finally completed it! I completed a fun page with Prima products! I completed the vintage hand mirror that I purchased last year~it turned out really well!! I love it!