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July/August 2014 Class Schedule
Rubber stamping, paper crafting, and more
Our 21st year 1993-2014

868 Blanding Boulevard #107
Orange Park, Florida 32065
Hours: Monday through Saturday
10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
904-272-0503

www.asmallcleverness.com
e-mail: asmallcleverness@gmail.com
www.facebook.com/asmallcleverness
located 4 ½ miles south of I-295
in the corner of Ridge Crest Plaza
(Marshall’s shopping center)

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July Catalog of the Month

Save 20% on any items ordered from Tim Holtz Idea-ology 2014 catalog until July 31.

July/August Paper Crafting Groups

Share your interest in paper crafting with others. Learn tips and techniques and make new friends. These informal groups begin with show-and-tell, followed by a new assignment for the next month. A make-and-take ends the session. Choose the day and time below that best fits your schedule. Beginner, intermediate, and advanced stampers are all welcome. Bring workbox. There is a $2.00 fee.

Thursday, July 3 – 6:00 to 8:00 P.M.
Tuesday, July 8 – 6:00 to 7:30 P.M.
Wednesday, July 9 – 10:30 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.
Thursday, August 7 – 6:00 to 7:30 P.M.
Tuesday, August 12 – 6:00 to 7:30 P.M.
Wednesday, August 13 – 10:30 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.

Extended Hours

Do you want to shop after 5:00 P.M.? Just check the schedule. If we are having a class or club, we’re open and invite you to come in. Call ahead to ensure that no last-minute class changes have been made. Our regular hours are Monday through Saturday from 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.

Workbox Required for Classes

Bring scissors, tape runner, or adhesive and foam tape. Optional to bring: paper trimmer and a scoring board. You may find the following items to be useful as well: bone folder, black marker, glue stick, small water color brush or water brush, ruler, craft knife and mat, and white craft glue.

Check the supply list in the class descriptions before coming to class. Remember to bring your workbox to every class or club. For your convenience, all workbox items to make your work easier are available at A Small Cleverness. You will find glues, adhesives, trimmers, and much more at competitive prices.
                                                                        
Please refrain from wearing any kind of scented product in the shop if you are a shopper or you are taking a class. It is very objectionable to those with sensitive noses and/or health conditions. Please turn cell phones off or set to vibrate during class. Cell phone conversations are not allowed in the classroom. Please respect others and step outside the classroom to take calls. Please arrive on time. Don’t forget your glasses. Thanks for your consideration.

Instructors invest a lot of time preparing for class. If you are unable to attend, you are still responsible for the class kit. Refunds for class fees can only be made if you cancel 48 hours in advance for local instructors or one week in advance for out-of-town instructors.

July 4 – Closed

Graphic Monthly Project:
By the Sea Starbook

Thursday, July 10
10:30 A.M. to ?
Kit and directions to complete at home – $21.00
Class Fee – $10.00

Create a festive star-shaped keepsake or fold it up, creating a fun, chunky mini accordion album. Bring workbox, scoring board, paper trimmer, and wet adhesive. Optional to bring: distress ink and tool. Bring a snack or light lunch.

Joanne Fink
Creator of Zenspirations

Philadelphia native Joanne Fink loves letters… words… and writing inspiring sentiments. A gifted calligrapher, art director, and designer, Joanne founded her studio, Lakeside Design, after graduating from the University of Pennsylvania in 1981.

After spending 20+ years as an art director, the lure of ink-on-paper proved too strong and Joanne returned to the drawing board. A year later, she launched her new Zenspirations™ brand and over the past several years has licensed Zenspirations designs for many products including greeting cards, giftware, t-shirts, and jewelry.

Joanne teaches her method of patterned drawing in her best-selling books, Zenspirations Letters & Patterning, Zenspirations Dangle Designs, and the new expanded Zenspirations Dangle Design Workbook. For more Zenspirations fun, check out the three new Zenspirations Create, Color, Pattern, & Play books!

She enjoys teaching and is excited about the series of Zenspirations workshops she’ll be offering in 2014. A Small Cleverness is the first stop on her workshop tour. She is currently working on new Zenspirations titles, and plans to self-publish her first book, When You Lose Someone You Love, later this year.

When not at her drawing board, Joanne enjoys Pinterest, singing, reading, playing word games, and spending time with friends and family.

Zenspirations Patterning
with Joanne Fink

Friday, July 11
10:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.
$30.00

Rhythmic patterns can enhance any piece — whether an illustration, border, or initial. Join master calligrapher Joanne Fink, author of Zenspirations Letters & Patterning, to create your very own Zenspirations design. Joanne will start by teaching a few simple patterns and will show participants how to do a simple illustration and then double stroke it to create space along the perimeter. Using Sakura's Micron 01 pen, participants will create their own unique Zenspirations design by decorating these perimeter spaces with patterns. Everyone will complete their design by adding touches of metallic and glitter color with Sakura Stardust and metallic Gelly Roll pens. Then we will apply the new techniques to embellishing a 7 1/2" x 9 1/2" design from one of Joanne's new Create, Color, Pattern & Play books.

Bring Sakura's Micron 01 (for heavy-handed artists, a 02 or 03 is better) and the required drawing pad. All are available at A Small Cleverness.

Zenspirations Sparkle, Shimmer, & Shine with Joanne Fink
Friday, July 11
2:00 to 5:00 P.M.
$33.00

Let Zenspirations founder Joanne Fink inspire you to create your own awesome Artist Trading Blocks using Sakura's cool tools. Joanne will show you how to use Sakura's Metallic, Glitter, Moonlight Gelly Roll pens and the shiny black Glaze on black paper. After trying them all, you'll create your own 3" x 3" Artist Trading Block to show and share. Joanne will provide another Artist Trading Block to complete at home.

Bring Sakura's white Gelly Roll pen and Sakura's black Glaze pen. All are available at A Small Cleverness.

Demo Time
with Joanne Fink

Saturday, July 12
10:30 to 11:30 A.M.
Free

Joanne has agreed to give us a free special demo! Watch Joanne as she demonstrates some of the tools she uses to create her Zenspirations designs. Don't miss this extra hour with our guest artist. Prepare to be Zenspired! Seating is limited. Registration is required.

Zenspirations Dangle Designs
with Joanne Fink

Saturday, July 12
12:00 Noon to 3:00 P.M.
$30.00

Zenspirations dangles are a unique and delightful way to decorate any design. Join Joanne Fink, best-selling author of The Zenspirations Dangle Design Workbook as she leads you through the process of building a dangle step-by-step. The workshop will cover the components to use when building different types of dangles and how to enhance the dangles with touches of color. Participants will use Sakura's Pigma Micron pens to draw their own dangles and will complete the designs by adding touches of color, sparkle, and shimmer with Sakura's Gelly Roll Metallic, Stardust, and Moonlight pens.

Bring Sakura's Micron 01 (for heavy-handed artists, a 02 or 03 is better) and the required drawing pad. All are available at A Small Cleverness.

Zenspirations Dangle Monograms with Joanne Fink
Saturday, July 12
4:00 to 7:00 P.M.
$30.00

Dangles are all the rage. Join Joanne Fink as she shares her Zenspirations patterning and dangle techniques and then demonstrates how to use them to decorate simple monograms. Participants will use patterns to create their own unique 4" to 6" letter design using Sakura's Pigma Micron 01 pen and will complete the design by adding touches of metallic and glitter color with Sakura's Gelly Roll Stardust and Metallic pens, and the new Koi Color Brushes.

Bring Sakura's Micron 01 and the required drawing pad. All are available at A Small Cleverness.

Memory Box
2014 Holiday Collection

Thursday, July 17
10:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M.
or
6:00 to 8:00 P.M.
$15.00

Create four easy cards using brand new stamps and dies from the newest release from Memory Box. We have some new catalogs to give away in class. You may win one! Bring workbox.

Retro Birthday Cards and Tags for Bags with Tweety Jill
Saturday, July 19
1:00 to 4:00 P.M.
$25.00

Have you ever needed a birthday bag and had to run out to get one quick? Now you will have a few extras handy!

With the HOT TREND being RETRO for the past few years, these unique birthday tags will come in handy for both genders and ALL ages anytime you need them! Come have fun and enjoy creating together!

We will complete RETRO cards and 45 RPM RETRO Record Tags! How cool is that! RETRO bags and colored tissues are included!

FYI: We will have RETRO music playing! AND cupcakes! Don’t miss Tweety Jill’s class! She is so much fun and she only comes once a month! Bring workbox.

Christmas in July Cards
with Annette Stafford

Tuesday, July 22
10:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M.
or
6:00 to 8:00 P.M.
$15.00

Put that 110 degree heat index out of your mind! Come and cool off while making three great Christmas cards using all new dies and stamps.

Annette does all the cutting so you can concentrate thinking cooling thoughts as you get ready for Christmas. Bring workbox and Plus Glue Tape Runner.

Slider Cards
Thursday, July 24
10:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M.
or
6:00 to 8:00 P.M.
$15.00

No more tedious measuring, scoring, and cutting with a craft knife when you use these pre-scored and die cut slider sleeves to make cards. Create dimension and drama with three interactive slider cards featuring rubber stamping and die cutting.

Art Journaling Fun: Binding the Journal with Christy Hawkins
Saturday, July 28
10:30 A.M. to 1:30 P.M.
or
2:00 to 5:00 P.M.
$45.00

We’ll make decorative covers and bind our journal. You will not need to bring your pages, but you’ll learn how to add them to the book. Christy will provide the cover boards and all materials to complete the book. The book will include space for you to add more pages than we’ll make in the class series. Bring your workbox.

Copic Coloring
with Mary Ellen Siemen

Tuesday, July 29
10:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M.
or
6:00 to 8:00 P.M.
$15.00

Join us for “summer fun in the sun” with some of the latest House Mouse designs. We’ll be using Copic markers to enhance the delightful artwork depicting mice on the beach and in the water. Bring your workbox. Ask for marker list.

Art Treats: Taste Some Fun
Monday, July 28
$10.00

Let yourself be inspired to create every month with this new idea. Pick up a bag of materials on the last Monday of the month. Then have some fun and make something! Use the items in the bag and include rubber stamping to create a work of art by August 25 when the next monthly Art Treats will be available. All entries will be posted ton Facebook. The winner will receive a $10.00 gift certificate to A Small Cleverness! There are no monthly commitments.

Rubber Stamping
with Pam Nash

Saturday, August 2
10:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M.
$20.00

Need help putting a “scene” together? The words won’t fit? We can fix that. Let’s add a little shake to our smile. Join Pam and create some dimensional cards as she tackles some stamping challenges. Bring workbox.

Triple Pivot Cards
Tuesday, August 5
10:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M.
or
6:00 to 8:00 P.M.
$18.00

Learn to create more drama and interest with pivot dies by adding an extra fold on a larger card base. Learn how to use transfer sheets on a bonus card. Bring workbox and transfer sheet.

Graphic 45 Monthly Project
Wednesday, August 13
12:30 to 4:30 P.M.

Kit fee, class fee, and paper collection to be announced by Graphic 45.

Twenty-Something
Anniversary Celebration

Saturday, August 16

You are invited to our Anniversary Party to celebrate YOU for making another year in business possible! Join us for fun, food, prizes, and more. Watch for details.

Easy Unique Card Folds
with Annette Stafford

Tuesday, August 19
10:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M.
or
6:00 to 8:00 P.M.
$15.00

Tired of the same old A-2 card shape folded in the middle? We’ll make three cards with easy, but different folds. The cards will use die cuts and rubber stamps.

Remember, Annette does all the cutting for you, so you can just enjoy making the cards. Bring workbox and Plus Glue Tape Runner.

Art Journaling Fun: Episode 7
with Christy Hawkins

Saturday, August 23
10:30 A.M. to 1:30 P.M.
or
2:00 to 5:00 P.M.
$25.00

We’ll explore more texture on journal pages with fabric and plaster. Bring scissors and glue that will hold fabric to paper like the Ultimate glue (available at A Small Cleverness). If you already own a portable sewing machine, please bring that. You DO NOT need to buy one! Bring a thimble if you need one for hand sewing. Bring your workbox.

Art Treats: Taste Some Fun
Monday, August 25
$10.00

Let yourself be inspired to create every month with this new idea. Pick up a bag of materials on the last Monday of the month. Then have some fun and make something! Use the items in the bag and include rubber stamping to create a work of art by September 29 when the next monthly Art Treats will be available. All entries will be posted on Facebook. The winner will receive a $10.00 gift certificate to A Small Cleverness! There are no monthly commitments.

New Holiday Pop-Ups from Elizabeth Craft
Tuesday, August 26
10:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M.
or
6:00 to 8:00 P.M.

Watch for details! As this schedule is being written, the dies haven’t been released yet.

Let’s Have a HEN PARTY TweetyChix!
Saturday, August 30
1:00 to 4:15 P.M.
$25.00

Roosters are one of my favorite themes of all time! I love my rooster images and papers so much I call it a Poultry Party! (It will be a Hen Party for us chickies when we gather to create.) We will have fun making an awesome collage on a burlap panel and two cards. Feathers, fun images, stencils, sprays, burlap, rubber stamps, ink, trims, buttons, charms, and baling wire! Who could ask for more?

Come join the Mixed Media FUN with Tweety Jill! Bring workbox.

 

 
 

868 Blanding Blvd., Suite 107
Orange Park, FL 32065
(904)272-0503

asmallcleverness@gmail.com

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