AUGUST 2016 NEWS AND SPECIALS
THE MOVE IS COMPLETE!
We still have lots of treasures that we unearthed during the move. Check out the “insidewalk sale” goodies every Saturday in our overstock room! Tools, jewelry supplies, glass, art books, and lots more!
GRAND OPENING FUN
With cake, music, Dog Days of Summer painting, treats from neighbor Shawkat’s, and lots of folks, the Grand Opening of our new location was a great success! Check out these pictures of the fun!
NICK IS 96!
Our Grand Opening included a celebration of Nick’s 96th birthday. Here is just a part of his family who came to celebrate with us – we count 4 generations, including the newest great-grandson who is just a few weeks old!
We are proud of our new Custom Design Center. Have a comfortable seat and let us design a project just for you using our drawing table, computer-based tools, bevel templates, and easy access to our extensive palette of art glass. We can help you design much more than windows, and estimates are always free!
A customer came to us to get an exact match to this circa 1800’s door. We had the glass in stock. When she said she was going to refinish the door, Richard flipped out. He’s trying to convince her to leave the paint and charm. What do you think – keep the weathered paint as it is, or refinish like new? Look for this picture on Richard’s FaceBook page and add your vote to the comments!
We have space for walk-in projects in the new Showroom and Classroom areas! As always, there is a great variety of ceramics to paint or you can stretch your creativity with a mosaic project. So what’s new? Our spacious Art Event Center – with room for all types of meetings and parties, a separate craft/project space, and a kitchen. Come by and check it out, then plan your next event with us!
BEGINNER STAINED GLASS
The Beginner Stained Glass class starts with an introduction to design, using finger painting to reinforce the creative element of stained glass design. Then we teach you how to build a stained glass window. The $275 class cost includes a $100 voucher for your materials and tools. Class started July 21 – if you want to join this class in the second session (7/28), call 918-664-8604 to see if there is still a space for you! (Picture shows the results of the first night’s DoodleBohmBa session.)
FUSING AND LAMPWORK BEAD CLASSES
Lampwork beadmaking class Sat, 8/13 – sign up here to learn how to use a torch and glass rods to build your own unique glass beads. The class includes all tools and materials for 5 beads plus some tips on using wire wrapping to enhance your beads.
Fusing class Sat, 8/20 – sign up here to learn about fusing glass. We’ll have a variety of sizes/shapes/colors/types of fusible glass, and you will create a 4-inch glass tile and a glass pendant. You have the fun; we’ll fire them for you!
4-week project class for intermediate/advanced students. Each month, we feature a different panel and a new technique/skill. Class meets Saturday mornings, 10am-12noon. Featured panel for August will be this xxx panel. Featured technique/skill will be xxx. Find all the details and register here!
In this 3 hour class, we will be building a whimsical bird to sit on your windowsill or shelf. The class includes instruction, materials for 1 bird, use of our tools – you bring your imagination! If time allows, additional materials may be purchased to enlarge your bird family. Register for August classes now.
STUDIO NEWS AND SPECIAL
Glass special during August – English green glass, sold in random sized full sheets, $3/sq ft. Think how beautiful this would be as a tree or leaves in your next window panel!
LAST CALL FOR SPECTRUM GLASS! We are receiving our last shipment of Spectrum glass in August. Place your order now and we will do our best to get it for you.
Oak framing stock has just arrived from the mill!
Join us for the next Dog Days of Summer Paint Event
Saturday, August 13, from 10am – 12 noon
4131 S Sheridan, Just South of 41st St on the East side of Sheridan
Our next Dog Days of Summer event will be great fun, and a chance to check out our new location if you missed the grand opening. Come check out the facility, see what’s new and improved, and enjoy painting in our spacious, air-conditioned Art Event Center.
Bring a photo of your pet, and artists will be on site to give tips on drawing your pampered pooch or pussycat (paper provided free). For a more permanent memory, register to paint a colorful representation on canvas using acrylic paint. The registration fee includes everything to make a canvas painting plus entry into Art Smart Challenge to win prizes* for the top “popular votes”.
A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Domestic Violence Intervention Services Pet Kennel, where pets of families in crisis receive care and love during a very difficult time for their owners. Visit DVIS online at www.dvis.org for more information. Attendees are also invited to bring bagged pet food and supplies for the shelter.
END OF SUMMER SOCCER BALL FUN
It’s back-to-school time, and it’s also time to get ready for fall sports. Our neighbors at Soccer World will help with the uniforms, and we’ll provide a fun activity to get everyone in the spirit! Check out our Rubbing Wall on August 20 and 27, from 10am – 1pm. Make rubbing pictures of soccer balls and other great shapes, and check out other projects for kids. MOMS – watch for fun soccer themed stained glass project classes coming in September!
NEW DAYTIME CLASSES FOR BEGINNERS COMING IN SEPTEMBER
If the evening schedule has kept you from enrolling in the Stained Glass Beginners Class, this opportunity is for you! We will be starting new daytime classes for beginners in September. Limited space is available – register now by calling 918-664-8604.
We’re looking for a part-time person to work in event management and sales; social media and networking skills required. Call 918-664-8604 or come by the studio and talk to us!
NURTURE YOUR CREATIVE SPIRIT