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This may just be the BEST Art & Craft Swap Meet you have ever been to or been involved in!!!!!

02 April 2017 Art & Craft DESTASH
Re-Use, Re-Cycle, Re-Vamp your art and craft supplies this SPRING!!!
VISIT our webpage here for show details.

The purpose of this market is to re-use, re-cycle, re-vamp the art and craft supplies that have been gathering in your storage areas and will most likely never make it to your production area. Get your de-STASH on!

Vendor spaces are only $45 each (space is 8′ x 5′) inside the hall & cheaper outside!

NOTE: Market details can be found on our application form here

Customers get in for FREE!

Time to spring clean whatever environment you call your “studio” and make a little cash! Haul out any new and gently used art supplies you don’t want anymore and set up a table or a tent and purge that clutter!

Examples of GOOD items to bring:

~ Paint/paint brushes
~ New/reusable canvas
~ Art paper pads (sketch, watercolor, bristol etc)
~ Pens/Markers/Colored Pencils
~ Sculpting/Pottery tools
~ Jewelry making tools
~ Easels
~ Photography equipment
~ Jars/cigar boxes/tins
~ books/magazines
~ scrapbooking/papercrafting supplies
~ ribbon/fabric/Tees for up cycling
~ sewing/needlecraft supplies
~ woodworking supplies
~ frames/hanging supplies
~ Studio equipment/furniture/storage
~ Ephemera: trinkets and doodads
~ Music instruments/supplies/sheet music

Examples of NOT SO GOOD stuff:
~ Completed artwork (some is fine, but this is not an art sale)
~ Retail items at retail price
~ anything not art or craft related.

Remember, this is a SWAP MEET, not resale, so price your stuff accordingly and be super willing to haggle! Have fun!

This may just be the BEST Art & Craft Swap Meet you have ever been to or been involved in!!!!!

Hello to all creative souls,

We hope that you had a fabulous Winter Season and some well deserved rest.
We would like to let you know that we are hosting a Spring Market this year at Sullivan Hall on April 2nd.facebook-banner-cf-spring-fling-2017

This market will focus on helping you clear your study/work space out of the supplies that have been piling up around you that you no longer need. This could also include displays that no longer work with your current product or vision/showcase.
Get your de-STASH on!

Time to spring clean whatever environment you call your “studio” and make a little cash!
Haul out any new and gently used art supplies you don’t want anymore and set up a table or a tent and purge that clutter!

Vendors are allowed to sell any supplies/display items that can be used in a creative world. The list is almost endless . 🙂
Examples of GOOD items to bring:
~ Paint/paint brushes
~ New/reusable canvas
~ Art paper pads (sketch, watercolor, bristol etc)
~ Pens/Markers/Colored Pencils
~ Sculpting/Pottery tools
~ Jewelry making tools
~ Easels
~ Photography equipment
~ Jars/cigar boxes/tins
~ books/magazines
~ scrapbooking/papercrafting supplies
~ ribbon/fabric/Tees for up cycling
~ sewing/needlecraft supplies
~ woodworking supplies
~ frames/hanging supplies
~ Studio equipment/furniture/storage
~ Ephemera: trinkets and doodads
~ Music instruments/supplies/sheet music

Examples of NOT SO GOOD stuff:
~ Completed artwork (some is fine, but remember, this is not an art sale)
~ Retail items at retail price
~ anything not art or craft related.

This may just be the BEST Art & Craft Swap Meet you have ever been to or been involved in!!!!!

02 April 2017 Art & Craft DESTASH
Re-Use, Re-Cycle, Re-Vamp your art and craft supplies this SPRING!!!
VISIT our website for show details: http://creativefinds.ca/2017-spring-market/

The purpose of this market is to re-use, re-cycle, re-vamp the art and craft supplies that have been gathering in your storage areas and will most likely never make it to your production area. Get your de-STASH on!

Vendor spaces are only $45 each (space is 8′ x 5′) inside the hall & cheaper outside!

NOTE: Market details can be found on our application form at www.creativefinds.ca.

Get your de-STASH on!

Time to spring clean whatever environment you call your “studio” and make a little cash! Haul out any new and gently used art supplies you don’t want anymore and set up a table or a tent and purge that clutter!

Remember, this is a SWAP MEET, not a craft sale, so price your items accordingly and be super willing to haggle! Have fun!

We hope you can join us!

Regards,
Nicci & the CFE Team
www.creativefinds.ca

*** NEWS FLASH *** our 2015 MARKET DATES are now confirmed! APPLY TODAY!

We are going to do something a LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT to

STAND OUT in 2015

amongst the OH SO MANY craft markets that are now out there!

We are soooo EXCITED!
All of our 2015 MARKET DATES are now confirmed!  APPLY HERE

Creative Finds Markets will now encompass a variety or creative areas. Such as mixed media painting, art journaling, sketching, scrap-booking, silver-smithing, jewelry creation, wood working, knitting, quilting, sewing, music, food arts, sculpting, hand crafted spa products & many more  +++ PLUS art & craft supplies!2015-Poster-girl-APPLICATIO2015-Poster-girl-WINTER

You are invited!

Sometimes along our personal journey we get creatively stuck and need a jump start to recharge our batteries or just need to step aside from our normal everyday lives. Have time to breathe, laugh, make friends and take a leap of faith in ourselves.

All SKILL levels welcome!2014 CFE Retreat postcard2 copy

 CLICK HERE to REGISTER Today!

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CLICK HERE for WORKSHOP, accommodation & price info

Your Host, Nicci ~ photo by John Biehler

Your Host, Nicci ~ photo by John Biehler

Nicci Battilana invites you to do just that. She has organized an event where you may to take a short time out from the ‘norm’.

She has gathered  talented unique individuals to offer workshops just for you.

 

CLICK HERE to REGISTER Today!

SAVE YOUR SPACE!

 

May 22-25, 2014                                                      CLICK HERE for Art Retreat Info
Get away from your daily responsibilities by joining Artist/Organizer Nicci Dot CA and other creative souls at the inaugural “Into the heART” Art Retreat! Besides being surrounded

by creative individuals such as yourself, you will find that you are residing in a beautiful lake side Resort on the West Coast of Canada, just 2 hours drive from Vancouver, BC & one hours drive from the Abbotsford Airport.. 

PAINT, SCULPT, SEW, JOURNAL, CREATE with an unleashed soul surrounded by the beauty of Mother Nature! Immerse yourself in what you love, share stories with kindred spirits and have the time of your life!                          CLICK HERE for Art Retreat Info

 Just $510.00 CDN per person!

  • SWAG bag filled with creative goodies to swoon over!
  • Welcome night reception (hors d’oeuvres)… where the  TRADES happen!
  • Two 6 hour classes with sought after Artists! (one class on Friday & one class on Saturday)

  • Strolls on the sandy BEACH (a great free time option)
  • Use of the Natural Hot Spring Pools (when staying on site)!
  • Handmade VENDOR Market (open to the public) Friday Night!
  • SHOW & TELL Saturday Night!
  • NIGHTLY fun & artistic creative gatherings to create, journal & giggle with kindred spirits.2013-RETREAT-Play-time2-bw-

 

Students:

CLICK HERE to REGISTER Today!

SAVE YOUR SPACE!

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An Artist’s Mantra

promo-IMG_3284-quote We have found that everyone is an Artist whether you believe it or not!

We, as humans,  are built to be creative beings in whatever medium we chose to nourish. Yes, some are more refined or have come by it naturally, but trust us, you will love trying your hand at the workshops we have to offer you.

Plus our Instructors are counting the days until they can meet you!   :)

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All SKILL levels welcome!

SAVE YOUR SPACE with a $150 deposit!

 Learn how to use tools in a new or different way or even how to begin creating.
Try new techniques, and step out of your comfort zone!
Connect with a community of like minded artists at all skill levels!
It’s time to save your spot for a get away to meet other fun, talented artists!

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CLICK HERE for WORKSHOP Info

What new ART QUOTE will great you tomorrow?

 

Monday MADNESS — 3 new workshops unveiled!!!

 #1          WORKSHOPIsland of deMented Toys‘ with Michael deMeng

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Remember the Island of Misfit Toys in the claymation epic “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer”. Well that’s nothing compared to what we’re going to do in this class. You’re going to bring all sorts of parts and pieces from a variety of toys. You round up everything from Barbies ,to Tonka trucks, to snow globes, to wind-up zeppelins, and reassemble them “into something rich and strange” (to quote Shakespeare’s The Tempest). Don’t worry if you toys aren’t dismantled yet…we can take care of that…bwwwwahahahahahaha (evil laugh – in case you were wondering). Using various techniques of assemblage we will turn our classroom in to a laboratory of the weird. Barbie and Ken will never be the same….as I said before ….bwwwwahahahaha.

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#2         WORKSHOPExquisite Enigmas” with Andrea Matus deMeng

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Skill level: All levels

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth” –Oscar Wilde

Maybe it’s because of the fairytales we all heard when we were kids – you know the ones with the grand masquerade balls…the fancy masks and ornate headdresses. Or perhaps it’s just because I like the idea of the alter ego….but whatever the reason, you have to admit that wearing a mask somehow makes you feel different, doesn’t it?  A simple bit of costuming over your face and inwardly you feel a transformation…not just visually, but psychically. With this in mind I thought it might be fun to spend a bit of time transforming the ordinary lives of old photographs into their enigmatic alter egos. In this class we will take portraits of everyday people and using paint, clay, collage, and found objects we’ll create masks, helmets, cowls and headdresses. You will be transforming the mundane into something elegant, opulent and mysterious.

Some of the specific skills we’ll be tackling in this workshop include:

-how to use tools for taking found objects apart and what to do to reassemble them into elaborate masks and headdresses.

-paint techniques, choosing colors, mixing colors, and combining paint with collage and objects.

-collage techniques, including collaging over found objects.

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#3          WORKSHOP “Marquis de Scroll” with Andrea Matus

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Skill Level: All levels

I was recently pondering what makes scrolls so intriguing. Was it the rich vast history they embody? Was it how they manage to bridge the artistic and the literary? Actually what I find to be the most fascinating aspect is its transformative nature. Totally unfurled the entire visual story can be revealed…or it can be revealed in smaller segments, making it so that a multitude of compositions are possible. Unfurl the only the top half and a totally different story is told than if the lower portion is revealed. In this class we are going to be working large! We’ll start off with a five-foot length of canvas (12” wide) and with our skillful addition of layers of paint, pastel and collage we’ll transform it into a visual narrative that can be deciphered and displayed like a scroll.

Some of the specific skills we’ll be tackling in this workshop include:

-using a compendium of collage material to formulate a visual narrative and a cohesive composition

-paint techniques, choosing colors, mixing colors, and combining paint with collage harmoniously

-collage techniques, including special tips for collaging unstretched canvas

-using layers of mixed media to seamlessly integrate collage items

3rd WORKSHOP unveiling for Into the heART!

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 WORKSHOP “Steampunk Sally” by Clarissa Callesen

Friday May 23, 2014

Steampunk is a sub genre of science fiction based on proposed future that used steam as a primary energy source as opposed to electricity. The idea of Steampunk is really fun conceptually, but the best part is the FASHION: Goggles, leather, watch gears and parts, Victorian clothing, and stripes are just the beginning! By recycling an already constructed doll, you can skip right to the fun part. No sewing, no stuffing, no patterns, just decorating, dressing and embellishing. Using gesso and texturing we will create a unique “antique” texture as a base for a hand painted artistic face. I will demonstrate how to make a mini Steampunk essential, goggles out of empty watch faces and inner tube rubber or thin leather. I believe in embracing the grunge and cherishing the haphazard which will help create a space for each of us to follow our muses. This is both a project and technique based class which you will leave with a unique piece of art as well as skills useful not just for art dolls but for assemblage work in general.

BIO: Clarissa is the creator of Strange and Wonderful Things, which is truly the best description of her work. She is the rescuer of tacky dolls and forgotten trash, with lots of laughter, hard work, and magic those items are reborn. Through her eclectic, mysterious, and surreal work she tells stories about the joy and tribulations that is the human experience. Clarissa teaching style is down to earth and fun, believing there is always more than one solution to a problem. Embracing the grunge and cherishing the mistakes are two of her primary philosophies. Clarissa brings her diverse experiences as a tattoo artist, functional potter, and gallery owner to teaching and sharing her true love the world of Mixed Media art. She exhibits throughout the Pacific Northwest at art festivals and selective galleries. She has been published in Linda and Opie O’Brien’s book, Who’s Your DADA? Written several feature articles for Art Doll Quarterly, and has been published multiple times in Somerset Studio. For more information, check out her blog at http://clarissacallesen.blogspot.com/

Supply List:

  • A found doll preferably cloth bodied with a porcelain head and hands. (Don’t get caught up in original looks. It will all be transformed: the uglier the doll the better. Sources: thrift stores, yard sales, discount stores, attics)
  • Fabric glue, small container (I strongly recommend Beacon Adhesives Fabri-tac Permanent Fabric Adhesive)
  • A small bag of fabric scraps. Tulle, stripes, lace, etc
  • Material for hair- yarns, ribbon, chain, string, etc
  • Small pieces of thin leather or rubber (inner tubes work well)
  • Material for hair- yarns, ribbon, chain, string, etc
  • An assortment of watch gears and parts
  • Two empty watch cases to make goggles
  • Buttons, charms, old jewelry, misc found objects for embellishing your doll
  • An assortment of acrylic paint for face painting make sure to include a white and a black
  • Paint brushes: a medium, a small, and a TINY detail brush
  • A palette for paints and a water container
  • A long embroidery needle and a curved needle
  • Embroidery floss in both a dark and light color
  • Scissors
  • Heat gun and extension cord

Optional: Tiny brads for embellishing and thin copper for making hats

Materials fee of $5 to cover use of: Gesso, Walnut ink, Construction adhesive, E6000, Aluminum foil, Wire, Grinding stones, Tools to share

  Student registration BEGINS Sept 21, 2013

Retreat PACKAGE pricing to be advised this SATURDAY!

Are you ready to see what is in store for SPRING 2014?

SPRING 2014 ~ Into the heART Art Retreat (May 22-25, 2014): We have decided to tease you just a little bit by introducing you to a workshop (or two) every second day, beginning tomorrow at 8am (pst) – Saturday Sept 7th.

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We are so very excited that we want to let it build in you as well!

See you in the am with your hot coffee in your creative little hand. PS: I think pancakes and fruit are on the menu for us.   🙂   What will you be having?

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 We have found that everyone is an Artist whether you believe it or not!

We, as humans,  are built to be creative beings in whatever medium we chose to nourish. Yes, some are more refined or have come by it naturally, but trust us, you will love trying your hand at the workshops we have to offer you. Plus our Instructors are counting the days until they can meet you!   🙂

Soul Pancake has something inspiring to share with you on this subject.

Enjoy & see you soon!

*Thank you to Dirty Footprints Studio for sharing this Soul Pancake video on facebook.

Where ART Happens & Mineral Spas Occur Naturally

Since 1886 people have made Harrison Hot Springs a destination in their travels.

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Imagine relaxing in these lovely pools after attending one of our fabulous workshops!

Pool info and temps can be found by clicking HERE.

We look forward to seeing you next Spring! Registration begins this September.

Instructor applications are currently being accepted (CLICK HERE).

You know you want to teach at ‘Into the heART’!

Workshop Instructor SEARCH will be on soon for our SPRING 2014 “Into the heART” retreat, which will be held at a lovely local HOT SPRINGS Resort right here in beautiful British Columbia, CANADA!!

CONTACT US if you would like to be on our Instructor Application list.
You can also let us know who your ideal Instructor would be to take a class from.

Thanx ♥