Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Mini Madness: A Two-Day Workshop: Magical Houses and Shadow Box

This is a 2-day workshop on Saturday, October 8, and Sunday, October 9.  Sue Monaghan invites you to come create two “Magical House” paintings that will fit into a specially made shadow box. When participants are finished, they will be able to slide the paintings in and out and change out the scenes to fit the holiday or season. The shadow boxes are handmade by a good friend of Sue’s and the craftsmanship of the boxes is excellent. Participants can continue to paint Magical Houses long after taking this workshop and change them out whenever they want. The boxes are deeper than the traditional shadow boxes so fairy furniture or dollhouse furniture will fit on the ledge. In this workshop, Sue will go over the basics of collage, talk about the products and explain why she uses the ones she uses. Everyone will paint, draw and doodle, but have NO FEAR! You do NOT have to be an artist because this workshop is all about fun and art. This is a great class for all levels of artists. The BEST part is that the (shadow) box ($35 retail value) is included in the price of the class, along with TWO 9x12 canvases. Participants just need to bring some of their favorite collage materials, some gel pens and any favorite brushes they might have. Bring your lunch each day and join SUE at The Coo for TWO days of ART, JOY and fellowship with other people exploring their creative side.        

Friday, September 23, 2016

September Journal Jam

Terry provided another fun 2-page spread for the two journal jam groups this month. Everyone seemed thrilled with their results as well as the selection of chocolate on the table - ha ha! What would we do without The Coo?

Monday, September 19, 2016

Making Witch's Shoes

Relay for Life fundraising has begun and this is the first fundraiser of the season to be held at The Coo. Those who are “game” can come to The Coo, make a $5.00 donation to Relay and create their very own witch’s shoes. 

Registration is required and participants MUST bring the following: their own pair of shoes (stubby heeled shoes work nicely), 2 aluminum pie pans to be cut up and cheesy embellishments for their shoes. Cootie Coo Creations will provide paint, a seemingly endless supply of glitter, ribbon and an assortment of embellishments. 

Of course there will be light refreshments and some prizes and giveaways. Not only that, everyone should leave ready to make a fashion statement on Halloween!

Monday, September 12, 2016

September Mini Madness

September Mini Madness features artists/sisters Celeste Beck and Merri McKenzie of Goatfeathers Studio in Ft. White, Florida. Saturday morning was the magnificent Magic Cuff workshop taught by Celeste; Saturday afternoon brought the glorious Garden Flag workshop taught by Celeste; Sunday afternoon the amazing Art Warrior Dolls workshop taught by both Celeste and Merri. OMG!! The Coo has been bustling with activity, creativity, color and just plain ole misbehaving!! Thank goodness that what happens at The Coo stays at The Coo - whoop whoop! Catch a glimpse of some of the fun...