Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Hi all,

Just a quick note to let you know that I have posted Found Object Artist-
Keith Lo Bue's workshops on the website!

And Registration is now open!

Precious Little: The Poetics of Found-Object Jewelry 3-day Workshop

Thursday April 24 -Saturday April 26th 10 am - 5 pm
Cost $375 by 4/5 or $400 after 4/5

Join noted American art jeweler Keith Lo Bue on an energetic exploration of unusual and unexpected materials in jewelry making.

Through hands-on projects and thought-provoking instruction, students will learn the varied methods of selection and assembly this limitless palette demands.

No previous jewelry experience is required; all that’s needed is enthusiasm and the desire to work with your hands.

Whatever your present focus, you will come away with new insights into the possibilities of your surroundings.

Copy-Machine Etching

Sunday April 27th 10 am - 5 pm Cost $140 by 4/5 or $165 after 4/5

Master a quick and easy way to etch designs and lettering into brass or copper using a normal Xerox-type toner copier and some simple tools.

Excellent for use in jewelry, assemblage and collage.

Alternate methods of easy etching will also be covered.

Weathering and Distressing Techniques

Monday April 28th 10 am - 5 pm

Cost $140 by 4/5 or $165 after 4/5

Got a brand-new piece of metal that you'd love to make look old and worn? How about some wood? Or glass?

Using a few tools, some simple solutions and a sprinkling of know-how, we'll get that distressed look that will turn your new material into an artifact quicker than you can say Antiques Roadshow!

Keith Lo Bue is a jeweler, sculptor and teacher who has work in many major collections, including the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC and the Museum of Arts & Design in New York. His work has been exhibited all around the US and in Germany, Australia, New Zealand, France, Ireland and England.

Take Care,
Christine Webb
The Artists' Nook
402 N. College Fort Collins
(970) 416-1148

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Feb 20, 2008

Lots Added Online......Newly added items to the online store!I have been busy taking pictures of product and uploading to our online store! Whew!

The Newly Added Items Section is filled with....

Golden Brand Gel Mediums, Textured Mediums, Glazes, Molding Paste Diamond Glaze, Omni-Gel, Fabric Tac

Embellishments- Extra Large Eyelets/Gromments, Halo Brass Charms, Mini Brads, Brads that look like Upholestry tack heads,

And of Course we cannot forget the New Find for the Week!

This Time Lock is great on just as is but if you so desire to take it apart, check out all the gears on the side view! Learning, Laughing and Great Art!Upcoming WorkshopsWe had a great time this Saturday creating riveting pendants with Travis!
He will be running another Totally Riveting Pendant workshop to accommodate those who had plans this past Saturday. Let me know if you are interested, And I will give you the details.

Susan still has a few openings in:
Thursday Creating Containers & Bezels
Friday Weaving & Crocheting Wire
Saturday Objects and Elements is Full but we are taking names for the waiting list.

Exploration in Mixed Media with Cory Celaya early discount pricing will end this Friday Feb 22nd! We will need a pretty accurate head count by Friday so please register if you are intending to do so!

Basic Soldering/Image Under Glass w/ Christine Sunday Feb 24th 10 am - 1 pm or 2 pm -5 pm

Keith Lo Bue's Workshops should be posted in a couple of days! Stay Tune! Other Art Happenings Jennie Kiessling-Michler Featured Artist in the CoCOA Gallery will give an Artist Talk about her art on Saturday Feb 23rd at 3 pm.
I attended her first one and it was great! Don't Miss it!

Up Coming Art Exhibits for March and First Friday Art Walk

CoCOA Art Gallery will feature Frank Stanley
"Motors, Moustaches & Masterpieces" Art Opening Friday March 7th 6-9 pm

The Artists' Nook Gallery will feature

Aneesha Parrone
Aneesha works with fibers, metal, natural materials creating beautiful woven art pieces
Art Opening Friday March 7th 6 pm - 9 pm Aneesha will have a weaving demonstration during the Art Opening

In The Poudre River Arts Center upstairs will be:
"Getting All Doll'ed Up"
The Artists' Nook's Call to Artists to incorporate a Barbie Type Doll into your art piece.
There is still time to participate. Click here for more info or email me at

Here is a sneak peak!

"Sanctuary" by Joy Farinelli

Susan Lenart Kazmer Book Release & Signing of

"Making Connections" at The Artists' Nook Friday March 7th at 7 pm

And, The Center of Fine Art Photography Will be Moved into the back section of Poudre River Arts Center!

Take Care,
Christine Webb
The Artists' Nook (Home of All Things deMeng)
402 N College Ave Fort Collins CO
(970) 416-1148

Michael deMeng

Monday, February 11, 2008

This week happenings!

Feb 11, 2008

Check out the Online Store

New Finds, many more Magazines, & a few other added items

I have been cleaning up the Newly Added Items section!
It now shows items I have added in the last couple of weeks only! Easier to see!
Of Course, the weekly Found Object Finds........
And have added quite a few Magazines, Current Issues and Back Issues......
Somerset Studio, Somerset Life, Artful Blogging, Altered Couture, Art Doll Quarterly, more back issues of Altered Arts Magazine and more!
Plus, a few more items......
Clear & White Caulk that Michael uses in his workshop for the safer adhesive!
Lutradur, a great non-woven material that looks like mulberry paper but is STRONG!
You can:
Paint it- Heat set paints w/ an iron
Sew it - edges don't fray
Stamp it
Iron-on Transfer on it
Heat it with a heat gun to melt the edges
Make books, purses, envelopes...... Check out the Premiere Issue of Cloth Paper Scissors- Winter 2004 Or the Jan/Feb 2007 issue of Cloth Paper Scissors
For More Lutradur ideas!

Workshops Here & Abroad!
The Artists' Nook Workshop & Michael's Workshops

The Artists' Nook Workshop Discount Pricing will End Soon on:
Susan Lenart Kazmer's Workshops
March 6-8th-
Discount Pricing will end Feb 14th.
Creating Bezels & Containers 3/6 have only 5 spots left!
Objects & Elements 3/8 have only 3 spots left!
PLUS, Join us for Susan's Book Release and Signing Party on Friday March 7th at 7 pm.
Pre-Order your signed copy of "Making Connections" and we will ship it to you on Monday March 10th!
Cory Celaya's Exploration in Mixed Media Discount Pricing will end 2/22!
Don't miss the opportunity to save on these Workshops!

He may be in an area close to you!
Here are the workshops that still have openings in them for the first half of 2008!
Check it out:
Stamper's Warehouse DANVILLE California
Friday Feb 29, 2008 "I Can See Clearly"
Saturday March 1, 2008 "Morpheus Box"
For More info or to register:
Located at The Village 101-J Town and Country Drive Danville, California 94526 Phone: (925) 362-9595
Scrapbook Territory BERKELEY California Thursday Feb 28, 2008 "Light Bulb Shrine"
Sunday March 2, 2008 "Six Million Dollar Anatomy Man"
1717-A Fourth St Berkeley CA (510) 559-9929
Art and Soul Portland Oregon
October 1-6, 2008
Michael will be teaching several workshops and they fill up fast!
Plus, Judy from Red Velvet Creations will be teaching too!
Here are the details:
Workshops will be posted on March 1, 2008, along with detailed information on registration, activities, and policies. Registration is ONLINE ONLY, beginning March 11 at 1pm, West Coast time.
On the Art and Soul Website at:
Random Arts Saluda North Carolina
50 E. Main Street 828-749-1165
Fri.May 9, 2008 - Assemblooks
Sat. May 10, 2008 - Morpheus Box
Absolutely Everything Topsfield, Massachuetts 30 Main Street Phone: 978-887-6397
May 30- June 1, 2008

Art Happenings
Locally & a great exhibit in Portland Oregon!

February's Featured Artist at The Artists' Nook
Tejae's wonderful Polymer Clay hearts each with a different saying on them will be on display through Feb 29th!
Colorado Coalition of Artists (COCOA) located in the same building as The Artists' Nook
Featuring the art of Jennie Keissling-Michler
Jennie will be giving an Art Talk about her work on Saturday Feb 23rd at 3 pm.
If you are in the Portland Oregon Area
Don't Miss:
The Guardino Gallery Presents
Tabor Porter & Chris Giffin
Mixed Media Assemblage Artists
Feb 28th - March 25th with an
Art Opening Thursday Feb 28th 6-9 pm
Guardino Gallery is located at 2939 NE Alberta, Portland Oregon 97211 (503) 281-9048

Take Care,
Christine Webb

Saturday, February 02, 2008

Susan Lenart Kazmer Book Signing!

Release of Susan Lenart Kazmer's book with a Book Signing!

At The Artists' Nook 402 N. College Ave Fort Collins, CO

"Making Connections" Book Signing March 7th at 7 pm.

Taking Pre-Orders Now for a Signed Copy!

Cannot Make the Book Signing?

No Problem, We will ship you your Pre-Ordered Signed Copy to you!

The wait is over for Susan Lenart Kazmer's fabulous book

"Making Connections" A Handbook of Cold Joins for Jewelers and Mixed-Media Artists

We are inviting everyone to get a signed copy by placing a Pre-Order for the book now!

We will ship your signed copy on Monday March 10th!

We want to make sure we order enough copies.

So if you live locally, come in and order yours today!

The signed copies will be available by Pre-Order only.

Orders need to be placed by March 3rd!

UpComing Workshops at The Artists Nook

A Totally Riveting Pendant-
A Riveting Experience w/ Travis Parry

Saturday Feb 16th 10 am -5 pm w/ lunch break Cost $85 Must register by Feb 10th so we can receive supplies in time for the workshop

Basic Soldering/ Image under Glass w/ Christine

Sunday February 24th 10 am - 1 pm OR 2 pm—5 pm
Cost $50 per session

PMC Workshops w/Senior Instructor Peggy Houchin at her Home Studio

PMC Certification Level 1 - Contact Peggy for date & times

Precious Metal Clay Certification Level 2 Saturday Feb 23 & Sunday Feb 24th at Peggy's Home Studio

Contact Peggy for more information at: or 227-6856

Michael deMeng will be teaching at Art Unraveled in Phoenix Arizona August 3-10th!

Registration opens Feb 15th! More Info at

Featured Artist for February:

Tejae Floyde

Tejae's work will be up for all of February. To see more of Tejae's art, visit her website