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Folded Book Art Workshop

Handmade Folded Book Art  Workshop with Rachael Landers owner of DreamFromYourHeart!

Friday the 15th of June 6-8PM.  BYOB.

Any book design is $40/guest or $60/couple.  Choices of designs are open to any book listed on Rachael’s Etsy page. If you’re interested in having your own design folded, it’ll be $60/guest or $90/couple! You can have nearly anything folded, a sports logo, name, date, shape, just about anything.

Attendees will need to sign up at least 3-5 days in advance with the design selected.  Rachael will need 6-10 days notice for coordination with attendee on any custom book designs. 
 
We need to have everyone pre-register using the form below with what design you want so project supplies are available.  Rachael will also have 2-3 extras already marked for each design in case anyone decides they want to join us last minute!

 

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Birthday Parties

For Ages: 5+

Kid and Adult Party Price: $325 (price+tax) includes up to 10 guests (including the guest of honor).  Additional guests are $15 each up to a total of 16 guests max.

Splatter away in our SPLATTER ROOM to make your own abstract expressionist masterpiece!

Each guest of honor will receive a collaborative 16 x 20 stretched canvas, painted by everyone.

With a choice of three initials or heart with three initials in center to be removed to reveal the letters.  Please specify what letters in what order, and if you would like a heart background or just initials. See pics for example.

Each participating guest will have the ability to create their own splatter masterpiece using an 8×8 stretched canvas (vinyl traced hand to be removed after painting is completed).

*Paintings can take up to 3-5 days to dry. Please arrange for the host to pick up all canvases at a later date.

Available Times:
Sat 10am-12pm & 1-3pm
Sun 1pm-3pm

Call or email for additional times not listed on product calendar.  Use the link below to book your party!

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What a gem

Hello Creative Dreamers,

One of the gems we found while clearing out much debris was a very sturdy canvas holder.  It was made well, but wasn’t very pretty. So let the creativity begin….

First it was the color of the floor, after cleaning the years of dirt, I put 2 layers of kilz on it.  Hummmm…do I leave it white..nahhhhh….

So I added a little turquoise….still not happy. Then added some dark stain…ummm..no.
Then added more turquoise and rubbed some off to show the white and Brown underneath.

This is TOTALLY going to POP and be FUN to use in the eventual room with walls.

Winner winner chicken dinner! xoxo Amber

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Introducing the Art Barn ATX

 

Even pipe dreams are bigger in Texas.

It all began when my high school sweetheart (J) and I had a dream of living by the lake….but how would we, a public school art teacher and him an engineer, be able to afford it with twin boys and Bubble Gum, our lovable, but curious Welsh Terrier?

Well, wouldn’t you know it? In the midst of the worst drought central Texas had ever seen, where parts of the lakes were near rock beds, we struck location gold; three acres with a view of God’s green earth, and all the glorious colors of an unobstructed sunset over Lake Travis.

The structures on the property, a 3-story main house and 2-story barn with converted living spaces, were a different story. Old Man Crady, who originally owned this place, was a bit of a dreamer himself. He owned Cypress Acres Mill, and had large logs brought in for his craft. We began to discover all his hidden treasures of hand sawed woodworking in the house. J and I have been fortunate enough to salvage some of his craft, leaving our 1946 house mostly untouched.

But to say the place needed remodeling was an understatement.  After we purchased the property J rented 4 thirty yard dumpsters to clear out the debris left over from years of neglect and hoarders that rented the place.  Sigh…..

We became weekend warriors measuring our movements with each sweep of a broom and swing of a hammer. As we worked I couldn’t get the bee out of my bonnet about how awesome it would be to have an art studio here. I found myself planning workshops where ideas become tangible, manifested by paper, paint, and clay; every kind of art I can get my hands on. As we cleared pile after pile I saw light spread across space where friends and family could meet, and for a few hours out of our busy lives, we make art happen.

I kept talking to J about it, who suggested I put a plan together. I dreamed out loud to my childhood best friend, Sylvia, who is pretty artsy herself, who encouraged me to find instructors. I pieced together a plan and through word of mouth, began finding artists who want to teach workshops. I also work with an AMAZING staff of teachers at Bush Elementary in Steiner Ranch who are incredibly supportive of my new venture. With their support and the love from the families I teach, my heart is filled with overflowing LOVE that pushes me forward.

Slowly we are pulling back the curtains, but all the labor falls on my husband’s two hands, …oh and his crew which consists of our twin boys who are 8, and me.  As of this writing, we are planning with workshops for adults, teens and a few weeks for a children’s art camp starting June 2018.

Art Barn ATX is a creative space for all you dreamers out there who dare to Dream Big. Thank you for coming on this Journey to Dream Big with me, my friends, and family.

XOXO,

Amber