Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Keith Lo Bue Workshops Registratio Now OPEN!

Keith Lo Bue
Jeweler, Sculptor turning Found objects into art!
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. Books featuring Lo Bue's work include One of a Kind: American Art Jewelry Today (Abrams), 1000 Rings (Lark), The Art & Craft of Collage (US/UK), Found Object Art (Schiffer), and Metalsmith, American Craft and Ornament magazines, plus the Virtual Gallery of Contemporary Jewellery CD-ROM (UK).

His workshops have been presented to enthusiastic reviews at Haystack, Penland and scores of other art and craft institutions across North America, Australia and New Zealand.
Lo Bue lives and works in Sydney, Australia.

Tools of the Trade- Expanded Version
w/ Keith Lo Bue
Monday April 13th & Tuesday April 14th


The EXPANDED Version 2-day workshop

Monday April 13th & Tuesday April 14th, 2009

10 am - 5 pm

Cost $275 by 3/31 or $300 after 3/31

*Lunch will be provided


Artists can often be left confused and intimidated as they struggle to determine the correct tool to use to get a desired result. This is with good reason; many tools come with inadequate instructions for use (not to mention safety!). Add to the mix the fact that many artists like to work with widely varied materials, and the stage is set for this class...

In this new expanded 2-day workshop with found-object artist Keith Lo Bue, a myriad of tools and their uses will be covered in layman-ready and safety-first detail, with ample time for students to explore each of the techniques demonstrated.

Tools surveyed will include the Dremel tool, various hand drills, flex-shaft tool, jeweler's saw, and many others. In two information-packed days, students will be drilling, shaping, texturing and polishing metal, glass, stone, wood, ceramic, shell, plastic and more!

Artist Michael deMeng was quoted after teaching a collaborative workshop with Keith Lo Bue as saying "Keith is extremely knowledgeable in tools and how to use them. A great instructor!"

Working with Wire 2 Days
w/ Keith Lo Bue
Wednesday April 15th & Thursday April 16th


The EXPANDED Version 2-day workshop

Wednesday April 15th & Thursday April 16th, 2009

10 am - 5 pm

Cost $275 by 3/31 or $300 after 3/31

*Lunch will be Provided


Spend two days with Keith learning to manipulate wire and bend it to your will. Useful in assemblage and jewelry making, you'll learn how to create your own clasps, chains, fasteners and rivets.

Once you learn how useful wire can be, you'll leave the glue in the drawer!

Shrines & Icons 3 days
w/ Keith Lo Bue
Friday April 17th thru Sunday April 19th


3-day workshop

Friday April 17th - Sunday April 19th, 2009

10 am - 5 pm

Cost $425 by 3/31 or $450 after 3/31

*Lunch will be Provided


Students will use personal imagery and collected objects to create small reliquaries; suggestive and intimate spaces housing objects and symbols of meaning, be they spiritual or secular.

Lots of group interaction as we discuss
the "why" as well as the "how". This special workshop will cover in detail many methods of assembly as we put unusual and unlike materials together.

Bring those things that you've been
saving for something special and make a shrine worthy of them.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Art Boutique, Workshops & Inspiration!

A Note From Christine
"And Then Some" Inspiration.....

I have finally got the workshop information from all my guest artists through the end of June!
I will be working on updating the website with Keith Lo Bue, Richard Salley, Jane Wynn & Thomas Ashman's workshop descriptions, pricing and registration details this weekend.
An email will go out when that is all posted!
Plus, I will get all the Art Challenges for the year posted as well!
I had an awesome suggestion for an Art Challenge on "Change" since this is the year of Change, for me personally and for our country with a new leader! Yeah!

Get your ideas flowing..... The Art Challenges' Themes for this Year will be:
1) Change
2) Book Arts
3) Recycled Art
4) Altered Bras for Breast Cancer Awareness Month For Inspiration...

My new Post on my "Life's Passion" Blog is
"And Then Some"

NOTE: this blog has a new address, bookmark this:

"And then some" is about giving more than what is expected. This has been the core of my business and life.
I want to reach out to people whenever I can.
I love people and they make me who I am!

The Artists' Nook Store Front will be OPEN this Saturday Feb 14th 10a-5p... Stop by!
Next Weekend, we will be OPEN
Friday-Sunday Feb 20-22nd, 10a-5p.

We will be hosting Michael deMeng's Workshops, he will have art out to inspire!
There is still room in his workshops if you are a last minute type person... Come Join Us!

Bellvue Store's Fine Art & Antique Boutique

Friday Feb 13th- Sunday Feb 15th

Join us this weekend for The Bellvue Store's Monthly Fine Art and Antique Boutique.
Friday Feb 13th 5p-8p for the Artist's Reception (this means there is snacks and beverages)
Saturday & Sunday Feb 14-15th 10a-5p

Each month a different group of artists and artisans set up the art boutique (the east side of the building) with all their handmade creations!
The group of artists for this weekend are:

Pam Furumo, Bev Perina Amelia Caruso, Dale Hartman, Monica Riffe, Erik Bennett, Karen Canino, On Belay Bags, Sheila Millard, Threse Torpy, Kelly Jones, Suzanne with Warm Hugs Mixes, Maggie Kunzie, Mona Pennypacker, Kathy Hartmeister, Sue Carroll with Bones Du Jour, Jackie’s Java, Todd Pettit with Africa Bags, Plus many local authors and A&J Antiques

Bev & Rosie are hosting local artist Melinda Barta's workshop:
Contact: Rosie Wendel 970-222-1475 To register or for more info

Make Resin and Etched-Glass Custom Jewelry Components

Learn two different ways to make unique pendants and charms! We’ll spend the morning creating found-object and paper collages and seal them inside bezels and charms using resin. In the afternoon, learn how to alter the surface of glass pendants using glass-etching cream—no sandblasting required!

You'll be sure to leave class with a handful of finished projects! The techniques and skills learned here can be easily replicated at home without the purchase of high-end equipment.

When and where: Saturday February 28th, 9 to 4 at the Bellvue Store

Cost: $105 (includes kit)

What to bring: Paper, postcards, photographs, stamps, small beads and charms—anything you want to collage

Artist SPOTLIGHT....
Jacqueline Sullivan

Jacqueline Sullivan is The Artists' Nook's guest artist instructor for March.

Jacqueline will be at The Artists' Nook teaching 4 different workshops March 20-22nd!

Layers Upon Layers w/ Jacqueline Sullivan (3/20)

Stenciled, Textured Journal w/ Jacqueline Sullivan (3/21)

Totally Transfers w/ Jacqueline Sullivan (3/21)

Transparent Paper Collage w/ Jacqueline Sullivan (3/22)
Register by end of day March 1st and SAVE $$$$!

I have taken workshops with Jacqueline in Phoenix a few years ago. Her workshops are "top notch"!
She really shows the "And then Some" attitude.
Sharing with you many techniques while creating a project.
And her hand out booklet is sooo complete with color pictures!
She is a nuturing soul, who you will learn so much from her and be inspired!

Jacqueline's Bio:
Jacqueline has a degree in graphic design and worked for many years as an advertising and publication designer. She also has studied Calligraphy and Lettering Arts.
In her classes, Jacqueline emphasizes experimentation. Jacqueline loves teaching and inspiring creativity in others. She has taught many classes at Art Centers and Colleges in her home state of Michigan and teaches workshops for Art and Calligraphy Guilds and the top Art Retreats throughout the U.S. and Canada.

In her mission to provide her students with lasting information, Jacqueline provides them with extensive documentation in the form of well-designed hand outs.
Many of these handouts are coil bound into a book with either color photos or tipped in samples. (See I told you!)

That is all for now!