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Saturday, July 16th, 2005
4:37 pm - ARTities Events this week

gothwench
ARTities Art Cafe
8220 Maple Street
New Orleans, LA 70118
504-309-8811
www.ARTities.com

• 20% off summer clearance sale begins Sunday, July 17th- all stock in the store is 20% off to make way for new stuff.
• Also 20% off 2 or more classes. You must register and pay for them in advance to recieve this discount price.
• Handmade one of a kind gitfs are also 20% off until July 31st.

This Week's Classes and Events:

Bookmaking: Dos-A-Dos Book - $15
July 17, 2005
1pm - 3pm
Learn to make an interesting double-sided journal.

New Orleans ALtered Book Club Meeting
July 17, 2005
5pm - 7pm
Monthly meeting of altered book artists to share ideas.

Coming Soon:

ATC Asylum
July 22, 2005
6 pm - 8pm
Crazy about ATCs? Join our ATC Asylum group that meets every month to swap, trade tips and secrets.

Tag Decorating - $10
July 23, 2005
11am - 2pm
Learn techniques to decorate tags to make interesting works of art.

Bookmaking - Tag Flag Book - $15
July 23, 2005
2pm - 4pm
Using tags to make an unique book.

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Tuesday, June 28th, 2005
4:30 pm - ARTities Art Cafe Events

gothwench
ARTities Art Cafe
8220 Maple Street
New Orleans, LA
504-309-8811
www.ARTities.com

New This Week:
Magazines: Bound & Lettered, the Rubber Stamper, Dog-Eared Magazine,
Somerset Studio

This Week's Classes and Events:

Revolutionary Stamper's Guild Meeting
July 1, 2005
6pm - 8pm

For more information go to http://www.ARTities.com/rev_rubber.cfm

Mini Albums- $10
July 2, 2005
11am - 1pm

Autograph Book- $10
July 2, 2005
2pm - 4pm .

Bookmaking: Triangle Book- $10
July 3, 2005
1pm - 3pm

Make Your Creative Dreams Real, by SARK, Discussion group
July 3, 2005
5pm - 7pm .


Beginner's Bookmaking Workshop
Every Wednesday in June, at 11:00am , we are having an All-Day
Beginner's Bookmaking Workshop. Classes are $10 each, however, you can
save $5 by registering for all day.
Flutter Books 11:00am - 12:00pm $10
Mini Album 1:00pm - 2:30pm $10
Tag Books 3:00pm - 4:30pm $10
Embellishment/finishing up time 4:30pm - 5:30pm included

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Wednesday, June 22nd, 2005
11:31 am - ARTities Art Cafe Events

gothwench
ARTities Art Cafe
8220 Maple Street
New Orleans, LA
504-309-8811
www.ARTities.com

Our July calendar can be viewed here.

This Week's Classes and Events:
Altered Books - Xerox Transfers: $25 - June 25, 2005 - 2pm - 5pm
Learn how to incorporate Xerox Transfers into your altered books.

Beginner's Bookmaking Workshop
Every Wednesday in June, at 11:00am , we are having an All-Day Beginner's Bookmaking Workshop. Classes are $10 each, however, you can save $5 by registering for all day.

Flutter Books: 11:00am - 12:00pm $10
Mini Album: 1:00pm - 2:30pm $10
Tag Books: 3:00pm - 4:30pm $10
Embellishment/finishing up time: 4:30pm - 5:30pm included

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Tuesday, June 14th, 2005
3:50 pm - ARTities Art Cafe Events

gothwench
ARTities Art Cafe This Week:

Stitch & Bitch - a group for knitters every Tuesday, around 7pm

Beginner's Bookmaking Workshop
An All-Day Beginner's Bookmaking Workshop. Classes are $10 each, however, you can save $5
by registering for all day.
Flutter Books, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Mini Album, 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Tag Books, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Finishing Up, 3:00pm - 5:00pm (included)

Cardmaking - Bottlecaps as Embellishments $10 - June 17, 2005, 6pm - 8pm
Learn different things to do with bottlecaps for easy, fun & unique card embellishments.

Bookmaking - Blank Journal $25 - June 18, 2005, 11am - 1pm
Learn to make a blank book, This class is for people who have had some bookmaking/sewing experience.

ATC Class - $15 - June 18, 2005 , 2pm - 4pm
Learn how to make Artist Trading Cards, miniature works of art.

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Tuesday, May 24th, 2005
1:32 pm - ARTities Art Cafe Events

gothwench
This week's EventsCollapse )Upcoming eventsCollapse )

The June calendar is now available. You can see it here.

We have a new monthly event for rubberstamp lovers. It's like a cropping
party, but for stampers. It's an all day event on June 26th, from
12-6:30. We will have prizes and giveaways for all attendees.

This week we got in new stamps from Inkadinkado that are great! And we
are expects a new shipment of books and other embellishments any
day now. Come in to see what's new or just stop in to say hi.

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Tuesday, May 3rd, 2005
7:06 pm - What's New at ARTities Art Cafe

gothwench
What's New at ARTities Art CafeCollapse )

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Friday, April 15th, 2005
12:49 pm - For those who aren't quite sure what transfers can look like...

drava
Go to:

http://www.picturetrail.com/gallery/view?username=slavin

Click on the album "Bills of Mortality" an AB in progress, and take a look-see at the imagery there for examples. There are so many great artists doing so many great and innovative things with this medium over the past couple of decades at least, and while I certainly can't claim to have developed any of it myself I have been paying attention to those who have and I'll not only be laying out what I know about it at Saturday's class but pointing the way to the work of artists who use each technique.

Also tackled to the best of my ability will be the issue of The Dreaded Sticky Page, because as experienced transfer artists will readily attest, transfers can make your book pages stick together like, like, two things that stick together a lot. We'll be using things like spray fix and wax mediums to overcome this little quirk as well as explore page additions such as sewn fibers and three-dimensional objects that can help break up the surface tension of the page and discourage sticking.

These are easy techniques that require minimal, I say *minimal*, artistic experience to master, so even the most easily intimidated beginners are welcome as well as any more advanced artists with a mind toward sitting my butt down and showing me a thing or two. It's very much hands-on and our path will not be carved in stone, so fun is the order of the morning.

Speaking of morning, I should assure interested but usually in-sleeping parties that Artities has wonderful coffee and while I'm not sure what exactly she does with it I know I'm going to beg our lovely hostess for whatever that good good espresso thing was she made me right before her fabulous papermaking class a few weekends ago. Nothing like caffeine and art supplies to get me out of bed on a Saturday morning.

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12:18 pm - What the Saturday transfer class will cover

drava
Hi all, here's what I'll be going over on Saturday at Artities:

Acrylic medium transfers with xerox--this technique creates a malleable translucent acrylic "decal" that can be torn, flexed, stretched, stitched, painted and/or glued down, either over a plain solid background or one that's more detailed, such as patterned paper, stampings, or text.

Xerox transfer with packing tape and plastic laminate--this method produces a transparent image that when layered over an AB page or onto a painting allows the previous layer of imagery or texture to show through with great clarity.

Xerox transfers with solvent and blender pen--a more direct, straight-to-paper method of "melting" xerox imagery or text directly onto your page. This can get stinky so we'll probably do it on the cool screened-in porch at Artities to ensure proper ventillation. Artists with chemical sensitivities or who might be pregnant can skip this one (it only takes a minute or two to show everyone else).

Inkjet transfers from printed transparency--a great way of direct image transfer that can layered, blended into backgrounds, and manipulated with a wet brush to achieve myriad painterly and photographic effects. We'll be doing these onto muslin and canvas as well, for fabulous effect to be later included not only in books but on quilts, purses, or other textile or fabric projects.

As time permits, various other methods of transfer will be introduced and attendees will be directed toward resources online and in bookstores for further info. Experimentation will be encouraged and hopefully greatly facilitated and inspired by an array of surfaces both raw and pre-prepped for everyone to try out, including alternative surfaces such as copper flashing, muslin and canvas. Artities has a fantastic supply of STUFF that can be played with and I'll be bringing a huge stash of transfers I've already made and turning y'all loose on it. We'll do a little stamping for backgrounds and I'll discuss and demo various types of acrylic mediums and grounds, including white and colored gessos, and we might even get around to touching on a metal surfacing product or two, and maybe even throw a little silver leaf into the mix, again as time permits.

The main thing is we're going to trash Artities's studio and make a bunch of cool stuff we can use in our ABs, art journals, wall hangings or greeting cards, whoohoo! (Fear not--the Artities crew knows I'm not going home until everything's cleaned up afterwards.)

And now if you'll excuse me, I have a substantial portion of my own studio to pack up for transport tomorrow morning. Hope to see some of you there, or at Sunday's AB meeting, where no doubt yet another mess shall be made. And cleaned up afterwards. Naturally.

Carrie

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12:07 pm - New Orleans Altered Book Club Meeting - this Sunday

gothwench
The New Orleans Altered Book Club meeting for April is Sunday, April 17th from 5-7pm at Artities Art Cafe, 8220 Maple Street, New Orleans (close to River Road).



If anyone is interested, Artities has a Altered Book Transfers class scheduled for April 16th at 11am. It's really fun way of adding unique images and layers to your altered books or art journals. Price is $25. Space is limited ans spots are going fast, so call today if you are interested.

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Friday, April 8th, 2005
11:57 am - Cardmaking Class tomorrow at ARTities Art Cafe

gothwench
Cards with Cathy $15 ($10 for members)
April 9th, 2005 10am – 11am
Learn basic cardmaking techniques, including stamping, embossing & embellishing. Get started early for Mother's and Father's Day.

Cardmaking is the craft of handmaking greeting cards, which is becoming an increasingly popular pastime.


ARTities Art Cafe
8220 Maple Street
New Orleans, LA
504-309-8811

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Saturday, April 2nd, 2005
4:50 pm - Make Your Creative Dreams Real Discussion Group Meeting Reminder

gothwench
ARTities Art Cafe
8220 Maple Street
New Orleans, LA
504-309-8811
April 2, 2005



Reminder: The first meeting of the Make Your Creative Dreams Real, by SARK, Discussion Group is April 3rd, 2005 from 5pm – 7pm.



Click below to see our April Calendar.
http://www.ARTities.com/April_Calendar.jpg

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Wednesday, March 23rd, 2005
12:20 pm

gothwench
The new Bound & Letter is in Artities Art Cafe now. Get it while you can. LOL.

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Saturday, March 19th, 2005
4:11 pm

gothwench
The March New Orleans Altered Book Club meeting has been cancelled.
Sorry for any inconvenience.

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Monday, March 14th, 2005
4:18 pm - anyone interested in Altered Books

gothwench
The New Orleans Altered Book Club meetings will be regularly scheduled for the 3rd Sunday in the month at 6 pm beginning this month. That means the March New Orleans Altered Book Club meeting will be Sunday, March 20th, from 6pm -8pm at Artities Art Cafe, 8220 Maple Street, New Orleans (close to River Road).



If anyone is interested, Artities has a basic Altered Book class scheduled for March 19th at 11am. Different types of backgrounds will be discussed and time to work on your book in the studio will follow. It's a great way for people who haven't started yet, but are interested, to jump in and start altering. Price is $25 for non-members and $20 for members. Class price includes old book, instruction and 2 hours studio time.

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Monday, November 22nd, 2004
2:11 pm - pictures from our first swap

gothwench
This is what I did in Carrie's book. The colors look a lot better in person, I think.

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Monday, November 15th, 2004
9:51 am - November meeting

gothwench
Date: November 21st
Time: 7:00pm
Where: the new Zotz on Oak
What: we will swap books, drink coffee and caht alot.

If you haven't been to a meeting, but are interested in doing so please join us there.

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9:43 am - community some of us art-like types might be interested in

gothwench
http://www.livejournal.com/userinfo.bml?user=artbytheinch

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Friday, September 3rd, 2004
11:53 am - REMINDER: Tuesday, September 7th, 7:00 at the Rue on Carrolton

gothwench
We will be meeting to trade books for our swap. If you want to come to the meeting, but don't have any books to swap or don't want to participate in the swap, come anyway.

If you do want to participate in the swap, please make sure we have your name and email address. You can sign up on the yahoo list if you don't want to put your email address on a public LJ community. Or you can just show up.

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Wednesday, August 18th, 2004
9:36 am - the swap (swiped from Carrie - the reader's Digest condensed version)

gothwench
Anyone who wants to participate in our altered book swap should come to a meeting with an old book they want to use for this. We'll rotate the books so each of us has one book at a time.

Because we don't all know each other and this is our group's first swap, let's not enter valuable books or books we're particularly attached to sentimentally or otherwise. I'm talking about using Goodwill books, like those Reader's Digest condensed volumes that are sitting around moldering in gramps' basement. If you don't have a book, let Dawn know and she will provide you a choice to pick from.

Another sometimes huge issue in swaps is the Smoking Thing. There might be cigarette smoke or incense or perfume or Yanni CDs at one of the other player's houses, and you might get a whiff of that when you first get your book back. If this is distasteful to you, it's fairly easily remedied in most cases by sealing the book up in a ziplock bag with dryer sheets or baking
soda, or by packing it in a box of newspaper for a week or so. If you're extremely allergic and will literally sicken at the smell of smoke, I would recommend seeking out a smell-protected swap on another list, or arrange a private swap with someone else here whom you know never burns incense or smokes at all.

Other than that, it's very much a do-unto-others'-ABs scenario. You
wouldn't want spilled drinks, cat substances, baby or boyfriend
drool, crackpipe burns, or anything generally considered yucky on
your AB, so naturally you'll do your level best to protect other
folks' ABs from that stuff on your watch. Accidents happen
sometimes, and that's just part of life. Tell the owner and ask her
what she wants to do about the damage--cut the pages out, scrap the
book and start over, etcetera. It's not the end of the world, these
are old, reclaimed books we'll be circulating. Sucks to lose work
that people have spent time on, but it's not worth freaking out on
someone (or getting freaked out on) if there's a boo-boo.

It's a good idea for participants to have their mailing address, email, and phone number written somewhere inside their book so it can be returned to you if lost.

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9:28 am - next New Orleans Altered Book CLub meeting

gothwench
Tuesday, September 7th, 7:00 at the Rue on Carrolton

We will be meeting to trade booksfor our swap. If you want to come to the meeting, but don't have any books to swap or don't want to participate in the swap, come anyway.

If you do want to participate in the swap, please make sure we have your name and email address. You can sign up on the yahoo list if you don't want to put your email address on a public LJ community. Or you can just show up.

Swap guidlines to follow...

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