Thursday, June 28, 2012

ADULT/ Prayer Flag class - JULY 18th

The next class that is available is the ADULT/ Prayer FLAG class being taught by Nancy Briney.
Bring some items from your personal crafting stash, or use the things we have collected to make a personalized prayer flag for your garden or back porch.  Do you have someone fighting cancer, leaving for college, deployed in the armed forces or someone effected by the wildfires - that needs some extra love and prayers sent their way.  This is a good way to put your time and thought into a project with purpose.  We will have basic fabrics, lace etc.  And can screen print, stamp, paint and sew (will have a few sewing machines to share)  Come and enjoy a night at the Artery with friends.

This definition is taken from the website.  I thought it was the best way to describe what the meaning of Prayer Flags are.
"Traditionally, prayer flags are used to promote peace, compassion, strength, and wisdom. The flags do not carry prayers to ‘gods,’ a common misconception, rather the Tibetans believe the prayers and mantras will be blown by the wind to spread the good will and compassion into all pervading space. Therefore, prayer flags are thought to bring benefit to all. By hanging flags in high places the “Wind Horse” will carry the blessings depicted on the flags to all beings. As wind passes over the surface of the flags, which are sensitive to the slightest movement of the wind, the air is purified and sanctified by the Mantras."

Friday, June 15, 2012


WOW this class was fun!  We are collectors of junk - from things you find in the alley, to estate sales and antique stores.  John and Scott are great at making something old, new again.  We sorted thru some of our found objects and the kids brought some of their own.  It was a great mix and a fun day.  They stared with sketches and left with some fabulous sculptures.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

T-SHIRTS for everyone

This printmaking class was a 2 day class where the students could design and print their own Tshirt.  Most of the emphasis was on Silkscreening.  We had a lot of fun watching everyone come up with their concept for their Tshirt art.  We had some fun clip art to start with and also some amazing free-handers.  The 2nd day of the class the kids printed.  There were so many OOHs and AAhhs - it was like a magic show.   GREAT CLASS!

Friday, June 8, 2012

Fabric to Fashion

We had a great day in the studio.  The girls spent the morning printing their own fabric and drawing out their patterns.   They could choose between a shirt, skirt or bag.  After the fabric was printed, it was time to sew.  Each girl had something really great at the end of the day.