Quick Wrap! DIY Tags, Cards, & Wrapping Paper
Saturday, December 7th, Noon- 2:30PM
Instructor: Janet Strickler
The holidays will be upon us sooner than we think, which means a lot of gifting, wrapping, and tagging. Though there are lovely holiday papers and tags for sale, we prefer to make our own. Where to find the time, though? The answer lies in this quick workshop with local artist Janet Strickler. She has a super simple way to personalize tags and wrapping paper with designs, and she enjoys sharing it with others. The technique is so easy that you can quickly make dozens of designs, plus the materials are readily available and inexpensive. You’ll learn how to make short work of all your holiday giving and greetings, leaving you free for other things – shopping for gifts, indulging in some holiday baking, and spending time with friends and family. Besides, the workshop is fun!
Please bring the following optional materials:
- favorite scissors for fine cutting
- favorite permanent black pen and colored pens to add a touch of color to your designs
- an apron
Cancellations made up to 14 days prior to the first class meeting will be refunded or, at the participant's option, used to pay for another class. Two Hands Paperie will retain a $10 processing fee for EACH class cancelled by a participant. After 14 days, there is no refund or credit. In addition, the fee for a class cancelled within this 14-day timeframe by a participant cannot be transferred to pay for another class. These policies are to ensure that teachers are compensated for their investment in materials and in time spent preparing for the class. We reserve the right to cancel a class if fewer than 3 students enroll 48 hours prior to the scheduled class time. If for any reason Two Hands Paperie cancels a class, students will be called at the phone number on file and refunded the FULL class fee.
Instructor BioJanet Strickler, a mixed media artist living and working in Colorado, calls her work “Art of the Ordinary”. In truth, there’s nothing ordinary about what she does. What is ordinary is what she uses: recycled and reclaimed objects, construction leftovers, and natural materials. You can often find her in the Art Parts Creative Reuse store in Boulder, softly exclaiming to herself, “I could make art out of that!”. Much of Janet’s work, which involves a spiritual element, uses geometry and patterns. She hates to draw! Patterns serve as a starting point, but don’t necessarily result in a pre-determined layout. For her, art making is about beginning and then finding out where the piece leads her.
True to her personal approach to art, Janet’s classes are fundamentally about exploring and experimenting. Rather than teaching students how to make an exact piece of art, she likes to demonstrate what can be done with a given set of materials and then turn students loose to play with them. It’s astonishing, and instructive, to see how different the results can be. No wonder she calls her classes Play-Shops instead of workshops! See her work at www.artoftheordinary.net.