Saturday, December 29, 2012

A Mardi Gras Workshop!

That's right! 
Mack & Momma will be holding a
Mardi Gras Workshop & Special Luncheon
at Queen Bee Art Cottage and Retreat
up in Olympia, Washington.
Class will be Saturday, January 26th from 10-3
with optional Mardi Gras Lunch
including Gumbo and Kings Cake!
We will be creating festive masks and a choice of accessory.
Mask Workshop Fee is = $75.00
Mardi Gras Luncheon = $15.00
*In addition, we will have a
Mardi Gras Magic Class from 6pm - 9pm
where we will create assorted Festive accessories such as
Septors, Feathered Headpieces, Guantlettes(finger-less gloves)
Fans, Feathered Chestpiece, Tiny Crowns, and ?
This class includes Appetizers!
Mardi Gras Magic Class = $30.00
Take a peek at some of the mask examples:

As with all Momma's classes, all materials
and tools will be provided.
There will be a wonderful selection of materials
and supplies for you to choose from
when creating your own original Mask.
And if you choose to break tradition and
create a Pink Princess mask or an Egyption Sphinx,
that is your choice!
There are no rules accept that you have to have fun!
For more information and directions to the
Queen Bee Art Cottage go to:
I will post more examples and information as I am able.
Come join the fun!
xoxo, Chris/Momma

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Makin' Mad Hatter Hats!

Yesterday a sweet little gal named Savannah,
celebrated her 12th birthday with a class at
Art Circus Studio!
This was a test class.
An abbreviated version of my
Mack Hatter Hats.
There are still several improvements
I will be making but soon it will be
perfected and I plan to eventually have
kits for sale on-line.
The girls did such a great job
and we all had a blast!
Here's what they started with...

And here is what they created:
 Birthday girl!

I am so proud of these girls and want to thank them again
for participating in my test class.
Xoxo, Chris/Momma

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

November/December Class Schedule

Sorry it's so late but here it is:

Gift Bags & Tags

w/Missy Moore

A variety of papers & other embellishments
will be used in creating these gift bags and tags
*Please bring adhesive & small scissors.
All other supplies will be provided.

Mon., Nov.5th from 7-9pm

#HCCHH $15.00



Paper Crafting
Open Work Night
Mon., Dec.3rd from 7-9pm

Bring your own materials and paper Projects

to work on together, share idea’s and inspiration. Additional materials available for purchase.
*Please bring adhesive and small scissors.




Burlap Tree’s or Cones
Make one of each or two of the same!
Burlap & Bells is our theme in the studio this season
So in this class we will create pedestal trees
and gift cones from burlap, lace,
vintage scraps and ephemera.
All material and tools will be provided and Snacks!
(*Note that the date and time has been changed from the previous date of Tue.,Nov.13 to:)

Mon.,Nov.19th from 6:30-8:30pm
Wed.,Dec.12th from 6:30-8:30pm


Burlap Stocking or GiftBag/Tote

Learn some fun tricks & techniques for creating

your own original stocking or gift bag/tote
from burlap and scraps, bits and baubles.
As always, all materials included.
*Snacks also!
Thu., Nov.15rd from 6:30-8:30pm
Tue.,Dec.4th from 6:30-8:30
#BSGT2 $25.00




Main Street Vintage
Holiday Open House
Easy Make-&-Take Classes
All day long in the studio and sales
through out the store!
You can create Ornaments, Garland, Runners,
Hairclips and More
for $5.00 to $10.00!
Sat.,Nov.24th from 11-9pm


Etsy 101

w/Becky & Tabitha of
“What’s New on the Mantel”

WHAT TO SELL: Hint, it’s what you LOVE
SHOP, LOOK, FEEL: Basic photo tips, descriptions, background, construction & continuity
GETTING FOUND: Tips on favoriting, tagging & social media
CUSTOMER SERVICE: Communication, customer
appreciation, and how to settle disputes
SHIPPING: Pricing & packaging
A jumping-off point as you start your new or revive your existing Etsy shop.
Tue.,Nov.6th from 6:30-8pm
#ETSY101 $25.00


Burlap Bunting or Plaque
Up-cycled burlap will be used to create your
holiday bunting or framed plaque, a touch of
paint, mica and lace, a few found treasures
and you’ll have a one-of-a-kind piece!
*Snacks as always!
Tue.Nov,27th from 6:30-9:30pm
Thu.,Nov.29th from 6:30-9:30pm
#BBP2 $#32.00


Burlap Angel Wings More!

In this 2.5 hour class we will be creating

A full size pair of wings from burlap, lace,
feathers, paint, glue, mica flakes and more.
Later we will make angels from old flatware,
German glitter and glue then mount on burlap
with frame for ornament or d├ęcor.
Snacks provided with an hour break for
lunch out or bring a sack lunch.
Sat., Dec.1st from 11:00-2:30pm
“ “ Also offered Thu.,Dec.6th
6:30-8:30pm #SAB2 $27.00


Romantic Candles in Burlap & Lace
Create a beautiful pair of glass holders w/candles!
A 10” and 4” set to be wrapped in vintage ephemera,
lace, burlap, vintage buttons, jewels, and ?
Leave with 2 finished pieces to keep or give as gifts.
Sat., Dec.8th from 11-1pm
Also 2-4pm #RCBL2 $29.00


Last Minute Gifts w/Burlap
Today we play with all the scrap left from this
seasons classes! Perfect time to get crazy
and create some unique gifts or just get
together with friends and play!
Lot’s of holiday snacks for everyone!
This could be a crazy party!
Mon.,Dec.17th from 6-9pm
#LMGB $12.00

*Remember-ART CIRCUS Classes
make awesome gifts!
Check back for more photos.
xoxo, Chris & Missy

Monday, October 15, 2012

Halloween Hats & Bewitching Accessories!

We had so much fun teaching these crafts
at The Queen Bee last weekend that
we have decided to add these projects to
our Art Circus schedule for October!
You will have the option of all three projects
or each individual one.
All three projects will be on 
Saturday, October 27th
HALLOWEEN HATS either Spooky or Harvest  
11am - 1pm  $33.00
2pm - 3pm   $18.00
4pm - 6pm  $33.00
or SAVE $9.00 and all three for $75.00



And of course, Ghoulish Grub will be provided!
*We will also be awarding a prize for the best hat!*
Register NOW as class is limited to 12 students per project.
Make your costume and wear it it out Saturday night!
xoxo, Chris/Momma & Missy

Halloween at The Queen Bee!

My studio pal and partner - Missy Moore, and I,
just returned from a workshop we taught at the wonderful
Queen Bee Art Cottage and Retreat in Olympia, WA.
We thought we had died and gone to heaven
from the moment we pulled down the
long wooded driveway to the cute as a button, cottage.
We had our camera's out and ready to capture every bit
of creative beauty we came across.
And believe me, there was plenty!
These women did not miss a single opportunity
to add their special touch of magic.
Decorative touches galore! Chick Flick library!
Art supplies for every craft!
Feather beds and pillows! Snacks and beverages! And much more!
Here's some of what we found at The Queen Bee:

Now here's what we did:
 Some of the supplies.
 Ghoulish Grub!
That's JoNell (One of our hostesses) on the left of her friend who is displaying her finished hat.
 Another finished piece!
Ingrid with part of her gauntlet.
 How cute are these two?
 JoNell turned her hat into a pumpkin on a platter! So original!
 Marit's hat was stunning!
 How about this spooky specticle?
 Kim on the right (Our other hostess and the birthday girl) with Marit,
modeling their finished necklaces.
Here's a close-up of Kim's necklace.
I can't thank these ladies enough for such a fantastic weekend!
Rumor has it that we'll be back for a Mardi Gras workshop.
Can't wait.
xoxo, Chris/Momma & Missy