Please join us for a fun filled day of Christmas Crafting and Merriment

When: Saturday, July 25, 2015 9am to 4:30pm
Where: Elm Street Studio | 139 S. Elm St. | Keller TX 76248
What: A variety of holiday inspired crafts from clay to canvas
Who: You, and our very talented instructors – see their Bio's
Why: To create a variety of wonderful holiday décor and gifts items
Registration Fee: $45/Person
Includes bottled water, morning coffee, two snacks, and customized canvas craft apron.

Course offerings:

Saturday, July 25, 2015 AnnDenise Anderson Jill Davis Carrie Gunning Roxie Poe
AM Sessions 9:00 am – 10:30 am My Dichotomy Doll $100 Santa Gnome Trio & Cherub Ornament $45 Dream Catcher $45 Desk Top Nativity $45
10:30 am – 12:00 pm Dream Catcher $45 Vintage Wreath $40
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm L u n c h on your own
PM Sessions 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm My Dichotomy Doll $100 Magnetic Chalkboard & Cherub Ornament $50 Mixed Media Collage $55 Desk Top Nativity $45
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm Vintage Wreath $40

Course Descriptions

My Dichotomy Doll Workshop
Please join me for a 3-hour Intensive doll workshop, focused on combining a multitude of mediums and creating a beautifully layered and complex piece of art. If you love handcrafted dolls and mixed media this workshop is definitely something you will enjoy. What better way to build your technique repertoire with new uses for mediums and how-to applications? Doll Form, paints, and fabrics will be provided for students.
Supplies Needed
Gesso, Gel Matte Medium, oil brushes, acrylic brushes, Dark charcoal pencil/sharpener, Crackle medium, Mona Lisa Odorless paint thinner, Burnt Umber oil paint small tube, #2 pencil, & scissors, personal embellishments, buttons, printed tissue, pattern paper. A variety of colors of acrylic paints for doll, instructor will have a variety of paints on hand as well. Heat Gun, Needle and Thread. Fine tip Sharpie, Pastels.
Instructor: AnnDenise Anderson
Fee: $100

Santa Gnome Trio
Join us making three merry Santa's using air-dry clay! These may be personalized to suit your décor and even may be made into a two-sided piece featuring Santa on one side and a tree on the other side. After they are dry, you will paint them with acrylic and we will seal them with poly-acrylic! Very fun activity!
Cherub Ornament
Bring your glue guns, ribbons, bows, buttons and creativity! We will create an original cherub ornament for your own tree! Fun, quick activity that looks like a professional made it! Variety of supplies provided, but if you have a favorite vintage or grandchild photo for your cherub's face, be sure to bring it with you!
Instructor: Jill Davis
Fee: $45

Magnetic Chalkboard
Bring your glue guns and family memories of old fashioned Christmas candies and cookies from the past! Personalize your very own chalkboard cookie sheet and create candies and cookies out of air-dry clay to be glued onto magnets for the perfect addition to your holiday décor! After candies dry, you will paint them with acrylic paints and seal them with poly-acrylic for the perfect finish! Remember you can change out your magnets as the seasons change!
Cherub Ornament
Bring your glue guns, ribbons, bows, buttons and creativity! We will create an original cherub ornament for your own tree! Fun, quick activity that looks like a professional made it! Variety of supplies provided, but if you have a favorite vintage or grandchild photo for your cherub's face, be sure to bring it with you!
Instructor: Jill Davis
Fee: $50

Desktop Nativity
Beginning with a handmade, bisque-fired ceramic set of blank shapes, participants will either draw images onto the nativity or use the ones provided to finish the look. Because the provided images are black line on white, the colour choices will be yours. Your finished nativity scene will be a perfect match for your taste and environment. The nativity will fit back into it's own tiny box to be stored conveniently until its next holiday season. Watercolour and a tiny brush will be needed to paint your people and animals. If you are drawing part or all of it yourself, bring a very fine pointed, waterproof pen. I use Sharpie or Prisma. Scissors will be necessary to cut out the images.


Instructor: Roxie Poe
Fee: $45

Vintage Wreath & Paper Roses
I will bring book pages, but if you have something that you want to preserve in this format, bring it. We will make the paper stronger and more flexible before cutting out petals and learning how to form the flowers. Participants are going to cover their wreath form in shabby chic muslin, and other decorations. I'll bring the ones in the picture, but if you have other embellishments you want to add, please bring them. Wreaths will be further embellished with a handmade ceramic heart. You will need scissors. If you have a hot glue gun, bring it.


Instructor: Roxie Poe
Fee: $40

Mixed Media Collage
Always wanted to learn how to create a Mixed-Media Collage? Here's your chance! Learn about color scheme, gluing tips and tricks, how to make a balanced composition and so much more. We will experiment with all kinds of techniques and materials to create a mixed-media collage on canvas. The canvas, paint, glue, religious and holiday imagery and cards, and other papers will be provided for you. Bring extra Holiday and Christmas cards, papers, trinkets, etc. if you want.


Instructor: Carrie Gunning
Fee: $55

Doily Dream Catcher
Are you Dreaming of a White Christmas? Catch it with a beautiful Doily Dream Catcher. We will make a Doily Dream Catcher using new and vintage Doilies, ribbon, lace, yarn, trim, etc. in all shades of white and ecru. I will provide everything that you will need. Feel free to bring extra lace, yarn, ribbon, ornaments and trinkets that you may want to share with others or use on your own dream catcher.


Instructor: Carrie Gunning
Fee: $45