Join us for our How Do I Use This sessions!

Artistic Artifacts Product Demos
and Hands-On Play

Join us each month as we feature a product/technique and offer you a hands-on opportunity. We begin with a thorough instructional demonstration, and then you get to play! These 2nd Thursday evening sessions take place from 6:30 to 8:30 pm and have resulted lots of laughs, bonding and wonderful sample art!

A $10.00 registration fee per session includes light refreshments and full use of provided products, tools and materials. Come to each session, or choose what fits into your schedule.

Learning about Gelatos in our How Do I Use This sessions

Prepaid and online reservations are preferred so that we can prepare, but we will accomodate walk-ins whenever possible. (Seating space is limited, so if necessary, priority will be given to those who have registered online in advance).

“I appreciate the How do I Use This? classes because you get to learn a variety of techniques in a short time, and can sample the product before purchasing it.”
          — Judy Albert

2017 Scheduled Topics and Techniques:

When at all possible, we experiment with products on both paper and fabric, providing swatches or a suitable surface for attendees to play with. We also encourage those who art journal to bring their books to work in. Many students bring notebooks so they can jot notes down on what products were used and how to recreate the technique(s).

How Do I...?

  • January 12, Use Inktense Watersoluble Ink Pencils & Blocks — These non-toxic colored pencils let you draw with pure, vibrant dry color, then apply a wash of water to create a translucent, ink-like effect: heat-set for permanence on fabrics!.
  • February 16, (note date change) Hand-Stitch with Wonderfil: Sue Spargo Collection — Sue Spargo consulted on the many beautiful colors of Eleganza™, a 2 ply perle cotton available in three weights. These beautiful threads are perfect for wool appliqué, hand embroidery, sashiko, decorative stitches on quilts, and more.
  • March 9, Use iCraft Mixed Media Sheets — This innovative art surface can be colored like paper, stitched like fabric and printed with an ink-jet or laser printer: add unique texture to all kinds of paper craft and mixed media projects
  • April 13, Create a Gelatos® Embellished Canvas — These creamy, compact, acid-free pigment sticks, offer you a range of color and coverage and can be applied to a wide variety of surfaces
  • May 11, Paper Piece with Triangles on a Roll — No more cutting individual squares, cutting and sewing on the bias or trimming each block — achieve easy, precise results with Triangles on a Roll
  • June 8, Use Artistic Artifacts Fluid Textile Paint — Our high-quality, semi-transparent textile paint has a wonderful fluid consistency, perfect for monoprinting on gel printing plates: you will use Gelli Arts Mini Gel Printing Plates to create beautiful cards
  • July 6, Create a Stitch Meditation — Using Tutti™ and Fruitti™ by WonderFil, create your own beautiful fabric and thread creations, originated by our friend Liz Kettle of Textile Evolution. Our Facebook page is full of inspiring photos — just about everyone who tries them gets hooked (like Judy!) (note date change from July 13)
  • August 10 (newly added due to demand: we were going to take August off), Create a Stitch Meditation — Using a variety of WonderFil Specialty Threads, beautiful supplied fabrics and bits, and easy stitches (no experience necessary!), create a beautiful piece of fiber art and learn how to incorporate the process into your own daily mindfulness practice.
  • September 14, Foil Fabric and Paper — Not Your Grandma’s Reynolds Wrap! Add sparkle and shine to your fabric and paper projects! Learn about adhesives, application tips and more.
  • October 12, Create Silk Paper— Create new textiles using Tentakalum Silk Hankies and Silk Carrier Rod Waste .
  • November 9, Use Terial Magic — This fabric stabilizing spray has a variety of uses; allows fabrics to hold shapes and not fray when cut, sewn or ironed and gives the fabric a firmer hand for holding shapes and folds.
  • December 14, Block Print a Holiday Card — use our holiday-themed Wooden Printing Blocks and our Artistic Artifacts Textile Paint to create some beautiful holiday cards or gift tags.

Reserve Your Seat Online!

Visit the Artistic Artifacts blog for postings about products and techniques covered during several previous How Do I Use This? sessions: