Monday, November 30, 2015

beautiful, functional pottery

The Holiday Sale in the studio is coming right up, and joining me will be some very talented potters and sculptors who have been (literally!) up to their elbows in clay and glazes to bring you beautiful and functional works of art for your home.
 Julie Stewart's gorgeous glazes evoke the sea,
and her serving and dining pieces are dishwasher safe and lead free.
Her stacked Raku "rock" lamps bring a rustic elegance to Portland's Craftsman homes.
 Courtney Wilson's modern, clean lined style...
and lastly, Elisabeth Cook Sullivan is a master animal sculptor, 
whose current passion is building carousels and horses.
Camp Cactus Holiday Sale
Preview night and artist's reception:
Friday Evening, December 4th  •  6-9 pm
Saturday & Sunday
December 5th & 6th  •  10am - 6pm
4458 NE Brazee, between NE 44th & 45th Avenues
in Portland's Hollywood neighborhood

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

December classes in the studio

2016 is almost here, but there's still time to enjoy a few really fun creative classes in the studio in December. We have some brand new ones, as well a a few that are back by popular demand.

To register and pay for classes via our secure server on PayPal, simply choose the number of spaces you'd like to reserve and click on the "add to cart" button.
If you'd like to reserve a space and pay in person, email Jane at: campcactusmail{at}yahoo{dot}com
We'll get back to you within 24 hours with your registration information. What are you waiting for? Let's get creative!  

Let it Snow!
'Tis the season, and I'm dreaming of a white Christmas, along with most of the kids I know. Here's a way to decorate your windows with giant flakes, just in case the real thing gets foiled by El NiƱo…;-) We'll make lots of flakes, and I'm pretty sure no two will be the same! All materials provided.  Adults accompanying a paying child are free.
Monday, December 21st  10am-noon      $25
Ages 6 - adult   •  Class size is limited   •  Preregistration required

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Build a Snow Village
Remember those little paper or cardboard houses from long ago? Here’s your chance to build your own miniature village to display on a shelf or mantle, just in time for your holiday decorating! This is also a great project for parents and children to build together.  Adults accompanying a child are free. All materials provided.

Monday, December 21st  1:00-4:00pm      $25
Ages 5- adult   •  Class size is limited   •  Preregistration required

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Sheep and Llamas!
In this fun fibre arts workshop, we'll make a flock of woolly Icelandic sheep and llamas. Perfect for decorating a tree or mantle. This class teaches basic sewing and embroidery skills. No experience necessary. All materials provided.

Tuesday, December 22nd  1-3 pm     $25 
Ages 6 and up  •  Class size is limited  •  Preregistration required

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Do you or someone you know sometimes have bad dreams? Catch them in a beautiful handmade web which will filter them out and let only good thoughts and dreams get through. The Ojibway Native Peoples have a legend about these webs. Learn about how and why they came to be in this informative and fun class.
Tuesday afternoon, December 29th   1-3 pm      $25  
Ages 6 - adult  •  Class size is limited  •  Preregistration required

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Design Your Own Prayer Flags
In this class, we'll learn a bit about the Tibetan custom of hanging colorful flags containing mantras and prayers to promote peace and other messages, which are said to be carried on the wind and spread throughout the world. We'll design and assemble our own interpretations of these flags using stamps, paints, stencils and inks.  Just in time to hang up and spread goodwill in the New Year!
This is a fun class for parents and kids to take together.
All materials included.

Monday afternoon, December 28th   1-4 pm      $30  
Ages 6 - adult  •  Class size is limited  •  Preregistration required

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

and the countdown begins!

In just a little more than two weeks, the studio will be magically transformed from its current status as art supply disaster area to a beautiful winter boutique featuring the creations of over 20 local artists for our annual holiday sale. Stay tuned for previews of some really original and cool art and functional crafts!

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

calling all fairy carpenters

Fanciful Fairy Furniture. Say that three times, fast!
Come over to the studio and make tiny little rustic chairs, tables, beds and other things to furnish your Fairy house (or a sweet display on a shelf). We'll show you how to put together twigs, moss and leaves to create truly fanciful little pieces that will tickle your imagination and make you smile every time you look at it!

By the way, this class is not just for kids…it's open to everyone ages 7 - 107. So come on over and make some Fairy magic!

(This class is now closed)

Friday, November 6, 2015

join us for the last Doodlefest of fall!

Saturday Night Doodlefest: Psychedelic Paisleys
Join us for another fun class in a series dedicated to jumpstarting your creative spirit.
In these workshops, artists and non-artists alike will learn how doodling and noodling around not only helps stimulate the creative juices, but how it has also been found to help us improve our concentration, listening and recall skills.
In this class, we'll teach you how to draw amazing, detailed paisleys.
We'll have sparkling cider, wine and goodies to nibble, too!
All materials provided, but feel free to bring your favorite doodle pen or pencil and sketchbook. No drawing experience required.

Saturday, November 7th           7 - 9 pm          cost: $25
Adult  •  Class size is limited  •  Preregistration required
(This class is now closed)