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March/April 2015 Class Schedule
Rubber stamping, paper crafting, and more
Our 22nd year 1993-2015

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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Class and Workbox Info

To ensure your place in class, please register and pay in advance as soon as possible. Preparing class kits for those who sign up late is time consuming and inefficient for our instructors.

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 during class. Cell phone conversations are not allowed. Please step outside to check messages or to make calls. Please arrive on time. Don’t forget your glasses. Thanks for your consideration.

Refunds for class fees can only be made if a class is canceled 48 hours in advance for local instructors. Refunds will be given for out-of-town instructors if cancelation is made one week in advance. If possible, kits will be prepared for cancelations made after these deadlines.

March/April 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, March 5 – 6:00 to 8:00 P.M.
Tuesday, March 10 – 5:30 to 7:00 P.M.
Wednesday, March 11 – 10:30 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.
Thursday, April 2 – 6:00 to 8:00 P.M.
Tuesday, April 14 – 5:30 to 7:00 P.M.
Wednesday, April 15 – 10:30 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.

Extended Hours

Do you want to shop after 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M.? Just check the schedule or call us. If we are having a class or club, we are 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.

Graphic 45
Time to Flourish: March

Monday, March 2
10:30 A.M. to 1:30 P.M.
or
6:00 to 9:00 P.M.
$27.00

Complete four multi-layered cards using this month’s papers and embellishments. These cards will make timely greetings for a variety of occasions during March. Or, collect them each month throughout the year to make wonderful card collections to give as gifts. Bring workbox and 12"x12" paper trimmer. Color directions will be emailed when you register for class or when kits are picked up. Kits for previous months are available.

Stamp-ede
Saturday, March 7
10:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M.
$15.00

Have a great time making ten simple cards. Yes, ten! Use these quick cards for springtime correspondence featuring rubber stamps, various products, and techniques. Come and get creative at the Stamp-ede! Bring your workbox.

More Than Just Tags
with Lisa Harrison

Friday, March 13
10:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M.
or
6:00 to 8:00 P.M.
$19.00

Lisa will be using tag dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs to create three different projects. Come and get some great ideas on how to get the most from your tag dies. Bring your workbox.

Cheer Up!
with Pam Nash

Saturday, March 14
10:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M.
$21.00

Cheer up the month of March with tulips, bunnies, and birds. We will color and cut our way into some cheerful cards for springtime. Bring workbox.

Copic Coloring
with Mary Ellen Siemen

Thursday, March 19
10:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M.
or
6:00 to 8:00 P.M.
$12.00

This class is a continuation of Mary Ellen’s Introduction to Copic Coloring series.

You will complete two cards using a limited number of Copic markers. This is a good class for those of you who are trying Copics for the first time as well as those wanting to slowly build or add to their Copic collection.

This class will be about blending with green shades. You will color lots of leaves and embellish with flowers and/or die cuts.

Call A Small Cleverness for a marker list. We may be using some colors from previous classes in addition to the new green colors. Bring workbox.

Art by Design 101
with Tweety Jill

Saturday, March 21
1:00 to 4:30 P.M.
$31.00

Tweety Jill is beginning a new monthly class series called “Art by Design.” You will learn techniques that can be used to enhance paper crafting and mixed media in exciting and fun classes. Be fearless and join her in an art adventure!

Jill will teach about the color wheel and backgrounds in this first class. This is where everything starts! Learn to use acrylic paints, stencils, papers, and stencils made with items from around the house! You will also use papers, your fingers, acrylic brushes, and foam brushes to apply paints.

One project will be completed in class. Jill will address the following questions and more: What colors do I use? Yikes! What if I make mud? How can I keep from making mud? What is gesso? Why do I need gesso? When do I need gesso? What is a layer and why is it important to make interesting backgrounds? How do I create layers? Why leave white space?

Jill will provide a handout so bring your glasses and a pen to take notes.

Call to reserve an Art by Design class kit. The kit includes red, yellow, blue, white, black, and raw umber soft-bodied acrylic paints, two 1" acrylic paintbrushes, one 1" foam brush, gesso, Golden soft gel medium (glossy), and an 11"x14" pad. Call at least one week before class to ensure availability of a class kit at a discount.

Also bring your workbox, large plastic tray to use as a palette, heat tool, 1.5" or 2" three ring binder, wide mouth Mason type jar with a lid for water, wet wipes, soft cotton rag for wiping paint (approximately 10"x10"), and an apron. Wear old clothes and shoes.

Debbie’s Dolls
Monday, March 23
10:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M.
or
6:00 to 8:00 P.M.
$15.00

This class is the first in a series dedicated to making paper dolls! We will create cards, tags, and other projects using Julie Nutting designs as well as other rubber stamped images of dolls in various sizes during these classes. Debbie Darnell, Linda Lentini, Mary Ellen Siemen, and Christy Hawkins are the creative ladies who have joined together in this endeavor to bring you some delightful classes for the rest of the year.

Debbie is offering the first class. You will create two cards using the Julie Nutting line of paper doll stamps. A small bonus project will be included. “Aiden” will be the featured doll this month. These detailed cards are designed with masculine colors, patterns, embellishments, and die cut gears. Come “play paper dolls” with Debbie! Bring your workbox, corner rounder, and 1/8" hole punch. Optional to bring: craft mat and the following Copic markers: E31, E47, E000, E00, E11, E33, W3, black (100), and blender.

White on White with a Touch
of Color with Annette Stafford

Thursday, March 26
10:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M.
or
6:00 to 8:00 P.M.
$17.00

Make three unique cards using the popular white on white color palette using die cuts, embossing, and rubber stamping. As always, Annette does all the die cutting for you, and you just have a great time crafting.

Bring workbox, foam tape, fine line glue, and tape runner. Ask about additional supplies when you sign up.

Art Journaling
Fun: Episode 10
with Christy Hawkins

Saturday, March 28
2:00 to 5:00 P.M.
$26.00

We’ll create some stamped and embellished “She Art.” We’ll also do an experimental collage page using several different mediums. Bring your workbox, matte medium, a non-foam brush for applying the matte medium, and a good glue stick (available at A Small Cleverness).

Spring Mice!
with Mary Ellen Siemen

Monday, March 30
10:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M.
or
6:00 to 8:00 P.M.
$16.00

Come celebrate spring with House Mouse. They are as happy as we are that the season has changed. They have their own unique way of celebrating. They enjoy dragonfly kites, spreading dandelion seeds, and dodging raindrops with daisy cap umbrellas. Join us for a fun class! Bring workbox. Call for a marker list.

Graphic 45 Time to
Flourish: April

Monday, April 6
10:30 A.M. to 1:30 P.M.
or
6:00 to 9:00 P.M.
$27.00

Complete four multi-layered cards using this month’s papers and embellishments. These cards will make timely greetings for a variety of occasions during March. Or, collect them each month throughout the year to make wonderful card collections to give as gifts. Bring workbox and 12"x12" paper trimmer. Color directions will be emailed when you register for class or when kits are picked up. Kits for previous months are available.

Glitter Cards
Thursday, April 9
10:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M.
or
6:00 to 8:00 P.M.
$15.00

Create glittering cards using micro fine glitter, adhesive sheets, Peel-offs, dies, and more. Bring workbox. Ask for supply list.

Cards with Pam Nash
Saturday, April 11
10:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M.
$21.00

April’s card theme is classy and elegant. A dramatic color scheme of black, cream, and kraft paper will be used to create monochromatic layers. Pam always provides new ideas in card making. Come and see what she has done with rubber stamps and dies on these four cards. Bring workbox.

Copic Coloring
with Mary Ellen Siemen

April 16
10:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M.
or
6:00 to 8:00 P.M.
$12.00

This Introduction to Copics is the fourth in a series where Mary Ellen teaches blending techniques with three or four markers. Previous class attendance is not required. Sign up now, and learn how to color beautifully with alcohol markers. Those who did start in January have acquired a variety of marker colors and have learned coloring techniques. We may use some of the colors used in a previous class to enhance the images. Bring workbox. Ask for marker list.

Art by Design 102
with Tweety Jill

Saturday, April 18
1:00 to 4:30 P.M.
$31.00

Tweety Jill is beginning a new monthly class series called “Art by Design.” You will learn techniques that can be used to enhance paper crafting and mixed media in exciting and fun classes. Be fearless and join her in an art adventure!

Create layers and learn how to add images into your backgrounds to make completed projects this month. Jill will teach some design basics such as: What makes your eye move around the page? Why do I have to balance my work? Sometimes my work looks chaotic. Why? How do I choose large or small design elements? How do I use light and white?

Bring your glasses and a pen to take notes on the handout Jill provides. Jill will also be doing a Gelli Plate demo.

If you have taken the first class, bring the same Art Design kit you purchased for that class. If you did not take the March class, please call to reserve an Art by Design kit that includes red, yellow, blue, white, black, and raw umber soft-bodied acrylic paints, two 1" acrylic brushes, one 1" foam brush, gesso, Golden soft gel medium (glossy), and an 11"x14" pad. Call at least one week before class to ensure availability of an Art by Design kit at a discount.

Also bring workbox, large plastic tray to use as a palette, heat tool, 1.5" or 2" three ring binder, wide mouth Mason type jar with a lid for water, wet wipes, soft cotton rag for wiping paint (approximately 10"x10"), and an apron. Wear old clothes and shoes.

Die Cut Cards
with Annette Stafford

Tuesday, April 21
10:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M.
or
6:00 to 8:00 P.M.
$17.00

Make three fabulous cards with Annette using die cuts, embossing, and rubber stamping. All the work is done for you, so you can just enjoy putting it all together!

Bring your workbox, foam tape, fine line glue, and tap runner. Ask about additional supplies when you sign up.

Page Layout
with Lisa Harrison

Friday, April 24
10:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M.
or
6:00 to 8:00 P.M.
$15.00

Create a family-themed double page layout. We’ll use some beautiful newly released papers and embellishments to compliment your favorite family photos. Bring workbox with paper trimmer, scissors, paper piercer, X-acto knife, Scor-tape, wet glue, pop dots or foam tape, and a corner rounder.

Creativi–Tea
Saturday, April 25
10:30 A.M.

Tea. Cakes. Gloves. Hats. Rubber stamping. Delicious fun. Watch for details about this annual spring event!

Sewing Circle Paper Dolls
with Linda Lentini

Monday, April 27
10:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M.
or
6:00 to 8:00 P.M.
$15.00

We have started a new paper crafting group dedicated to making paper dolls. This is the second in the series. Come and join the Julie Nutting Paper Doll Sewing Circle with Linda this month. Create sewing-themed dolls using rubber stamps, patterned paper, and fun embellishments that make these cards a delight to make and to receive. A small bonus project will be included. You’ll have “sew” much fun with Linda in this class! Bring workbox. Ask for supply list.

 

 
 

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

asmallcleverness@gmail.com

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