Monday, January 24, 2011

February and March DIY Workshops

Pre-registration required.
February2 (Wed), February 5 (Saturday)- Cupcake box with cupcake stand $35
Time: Wednesday 6:00-8:00/ Saturday 10:00-12:00
Ages: 6-Adult
Pinch pots, templates and molds will be used to create a Valentines gift that will create a smile. Cupcake box can be used for jewelery or any treasure. Cupcake stand can be used for your cupcake box or for edible, yummy cupcakes.

• February 9 (Wed), March 16 (Wed)- Poetic Mosaic stepping stones or Mirrors $40
Time: 6:00-8:00
Ages: 7-Adult
Incorporate language with your mosaic. Studio 4 Art will share how to create poems, inspirational words, or names onto tiles or glass to work into your design. Directions and supplies for grouting will be taken home. You are welcome to come back and use our studio for this step.

• February12 (Sat), March 23 (Wed) - Card Making (set of 3) handmade paper, cloth and sewing $15
Time: Wednesday 6:00-8:00/ Saturday 10:00-12:00
Ages: 7-Adult
Hand-sewing, Bringing your own machine or use one of ours. Fabric, wool, handmade paper will be used to sew a card that is sure to be framed for it’s beauty and uniqueness. For birthdays, Valentines day, Easter or just because.

• February 16 (Wed), March 19 (Sat)- Printing-making on wet clay
Time: Wednesday 6:00-8:00/ Saturday 10:00-12:00
Ages: 8-Adult
Learn about printmaking on clay, stamping with underglaze inks, draping, slumping and slab rolling. Create platters, mugs, vases, plates or bowls. Clay will be fired in our kiln with a high temperature clay that is as strong as china clay.
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SOUP!- The Bowls that Keeps Feeding March 13, 11:00-2:00,
Event Address: 1385 N. Hamilton Parkway, Novato, CA 94949

Studio 4 Art and What’s Cooking with Kids teams up in support for Homeword Bound of Marin.
Soup - The Bowl That Keeps Feeding is a fundraiser to feed local children in need of a warm meal. It is an event that allows children to become involved in their community through food and art. The children make the food, create the art, and share them both with our guests.

How does it work? You contribute a small donation, choose a hand-thrown bowl, and we fill it with savory soup.
You leave with a full belly, a piece of art and a warm heart knowing that your donation helped to feed a child.

Every Wednesday Evening until February 23rd- Making bowls for SOUP! FREE.
Time: Wednesday 5:300-8:00
Come and have fun while throwing, molding, draping or coiling bowls for our charity event. All Ages

• Every day from March 2nd-March 10th- Glaze and decorate bowls for SOUP! FREE.

All Ages

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

The Last of 2010

The month of December made everyone smile at Studio 4 Art. The studio was bustling with workshops, drop-in's, classes, camps and people looking for art supplies, craft kits and gift certificates for stocking stuffers. Busy and fun by all!

This student was thrilled when she was finally old enough to learn the machine. There is nothing stopping her now!

Learning to sew from a pattern is just as important as learning to create your own pattern. Once you understand how a pattern is created, creating your own opens a new creative door!

This older sister was thrilled to show her little sister how the potter's wheel works. She was so patient and made sure to share the step-by-step "how to's."

I am so excited when businesses of downtown Novato use our facility. This beautiful bowl was created by the owner of DayDreams. She put so much love and whimsy into this popcorn bowl made for her husband. It doesn't show it so well in this photo, but it is a BIG bowl. Thanks for coming in!

This was one of the last camps of 2010. Studio 4 Art hosts camps every school break. In Marin, that is almost every month (as a mom, I can't believe how many breaks there are and how difficult it is to juggle the time off). The linoleum blocks (above) that the campers carved turned out so fantastic. I really wanted to keep them all to print on bags, shirts and cards. Unfortunately, they liked them just as much and took them home.

Our next week is in February for Ski Week. I would personally rather be in our studio creating than freezing on the slopes :)

Our last workshop of 2010 was a mosaic planter. These girls were using plates, bowls and tea cup chinaware that had been donated to the studio. Whenever we have fellow artists donate their unwanted materials, it opens our doors to beautiful work.

What a year we have had. SO excited, thrilled, surprised and astonished at how our studio has grown. And just think, we continue to grow and to add more. In 2011 we are adding oil painting and encaustic painting, to our venue and TONS of DIY workshops for all ages!