If you're in the New York City area, I'm offering a whole bunch of classes at Portrait Bug over the next three weeks. Here's what you can look forward to:
Sunday, December 7: 1-3pm • Introduction to Glimmer Mists
Glimmer Mist is a quick and easy spray that delivers just a touch of color and glitter in a fine mist to make all of your projects shine. Glimmer Mist is water-based, archival safe, acid-free, and non-toxic. Join us as we play with Glimmer Mist while creating a beautiful concertina book out of shipping tags! You will have a chance to experiment with a variety of colors, learn the best techniques for drying and getting the look you want, learn how to use Glimmer Screens, and leave class with a completed concertina-style book! This class is suitable for all levels. Sign up here.
Sunday, December 7: 3:30-5:30 • Three-Layer Star Book
Have you ever wondered how to create a professional looking mini book from scratch? With just three sheets of paper and a little bit of know how, you can create this adorable little book in no time at all! Give it as a gift or keep it for yourself, but this three-layer star book will have jaws dropping! You will be able to use the sewn binding technique on many future projects. You must be able to use a paper trimmer to take this class. Sign up here.
Sunday, December 14: 1-3pm • Doodling: Titles and Lettering
Have you ever wanted to create your own titles and lettering? Whether you’re already an accomplished font artist or hate your handwriting, this class will have you doodling script and block fonts in no time at all. Come and learn the easy steps for creating lovely letters every time! You will learn to draw your letters as you create a fabulous mini book all about your home. This class is suitable for all levels. You will not finish the project in class. Sign up here.
Sunday, December 14: 3:30-5:30 • Pretty Packages
PHOTO COMING SOON (I'm not quite done with the samples, oops!)
The holiday season always calls for lots of wrapping. Make your gifts stand out in a crowd with several quick and easy techniques. Learn how to create two adorable packages for small gifts and three unique gift tags for larger ones. As an added bonus, all five projects can double as ornaments and/or home décor. When you sign up, please specify either Hannukah or Christmas color scheme. Sign up here.
Wednesday, December 17: 7:30-9:30 • Doodling: Flourishes and Paisley
Doodling is a fun and easy way to add a personal touch to any project. Whether you’re already a Picasso or can’t draw a straight line, this class will have you doodling flourishes and paisley motifs in no time at all. Come and learn all about pens, paper, watercolor paints, hand cutting, foam adhesive, and the easy steps for creating perfect doodles every time! As a bonus, you’ll also be shown how to create a simple title based on your handwriting. This class is suitable for all levels. Sign up here.
Thursday, December 18: 7-9:30pm • A Week in My Life
Like a modern day time capsule, this 8x8 album will capture an average week in your life. While in class, you will create the basic album. When you leave class with your completed base, all you will need to do is choose a start date and fill in the album as you go! It’s a quick and easy way to complete a memorable album. This is a great gift to give too. Give a friend the album and a let them enjoy filling in the blanks! Absolutely no experience needed. Sign up here.
Whew! That's a lot of classes! I hope to have a picture for the "Pretty Packages" class soon - hopefully tomorrow. I'm also thinking about classes for January, so if you have a suggestion, be sure to leave it!
Thanks for stopping by!