Friday, April 17, 2015

Learn a New Craft! Take a class with us! May 2015

We have a lot going on in our store in the upcoming month so make sure to take a minute to visit our "CALENDAR" page on our website for all the dates and times. All these classes are offered at our Ben Franklin Crafts store in Monroe, WA.

Here are a few of the new classes that we'd like to point out...

Once Upon a Springtime Gift Set - Register HERE
>>> Fri. May 1st, 2015, 5:00 - 8:00 pm
Fee: $10 plus supplies. Create 10 Special Cards and a lovely fairy tale gift box as a Mother's Day gift, or just for yourself! Learn fussy cutting, washi tape mitering, and how the use of Stickles and 3-D Dots can bring projects to life. You'll create the beautiful book/box in class as well as the 10 cards. Then, have enough paper left over to make several other matching projects at home.

Once Upon a Springtime Gift Set - class offered May 1st, 2015

Textures and Patinas 2-Day Workshop - Register HERE
>>> Sat. May 23, 12:00-5:00pm and Sun. May 24, 11:00am-4:00pm

Fee: $100 (includes supplies). PREREQUISITE: Micro Torch Magic, or comfortable using a butane torch. On Sat. May 23, we'll cover a wide variety of methods for achieving surface textures on metals with the use of traditional and alternative tools; hammers, stamps, abrasives, etc. On Sun. May 24, color your textured pieces using Vintaj patinas, alcohol inks, gilder's paste, powdered pigments, solution patinas, heat patinas, etc. Work with a variety of metals, including copper, brass and silver to create a number of finished components you can incorporate into jewelry. Filled with tips, tricks and secrets for obtaining unique and exciting finishes on your metal and wire projects. All supplies and tools for use in class are included.

Textures and Patinas 2-day Workshop - May 23 and 24, 2015.

Textures and Patinas 2-day Workshop - May 23 and 24, 2015.

Distressed Cards - Register HERE
>>> Thurs. May 28, 10:00 - 11:00 am

Fee: $10 (includes supplies). Introducing you to the possibilities and fun that can be had with distress ink, emboss-resist and various tips and tricks with stencils. You'll make two cards in class.

Distressed Cards - in-store class offered May 28, 2015

Copic / Spectrum Coloring - Register HERE
>>> Fri. May 29, 12:00 - 2:00 pm

Fee: $25 (includes supplies).  In this fun class you'll practice blending coloring techniques with alcohol markers (Copic or Spectrum Noir). You won't have time in class to make a finished card, but you'll learn what you need to make them at home. Basic info on markers, cardstock and ink will be presented. You will color up to 2 images in class, and take home more to practice on.

Copic / Spectrum Noir Coloring Techniques - in-store class offered May 29, 2015

Here's a full list of all our May 2015 in-store classes:

• Art of Silk, Tues. May 19, 5:00-9:00pm
• Beads, Birds and Brunch, Sat. May 9, 10:00am-3:00pm
• Beginning Crochet, Thurs. May 21, 10:00-11:30am
• Beginning Crochet, Tues. May 26, 6:00-7:30pm
• Beginning Knitting, Thurs. May 7, 10:00-11:30am
• Beginning Knitting, Tues. May 12, 6:00-7:30pm
• Beginning Sewing, Tues. May 19, 6:00-8:00pm
• Beginning Sewing, Tues. May 5, 6:00-8:00pm
• Bob Ross Landscape Painting, Sat. May 16, 11:00-2:30pm
• Copic/ Spectrum Coloring, Fri. May 29, 12:00-2:00pm
• Creative Oil or Acrylic Painting, Mon. May 18, 5:00-8:00pm
• Distressed Cards, Thurs. May 28, 10:00-11:00am
• Easy Metal Etching, Wed. May 27, 10:30-2:30pm
• Girls Day Out with Roxanne Carter, Wed. May 6, 1:00-4:00pm
• Girls Night Out with Roxanne Carter, Wed. May 6, 6:00-9:00pm
• Half Russian Twist Bracelet, Fri. May 22, 1:00-4:00pm
• Late Night Sew, Sat. May 16, 4:00-midnight
• Micro Torch Magic, Mon. May 4, 6:00-8:00pm
• Mixed-Metal Pendants (Riveting II), Mon. May 18, 10:30am-2:30pm
• National Scrapbook All-Day Scrap, Sat. May 2, 10:00am-10:00pm
• Once Upon a Springtime Gift Set, Fri. May 1, 5:00-8:00pm
• Riveting For Beginners, Mon. May 11, 10:30am-2:30pm
• Ruffled Heart Pendant, Fri. May 8, 10:30am-2:30pm
• Sewing 2, Tues. May 12, 6:00-8:00pm
• Sewing 2, Tues. May 26, 6:00-8:00pm
• Textured Buttons in Brass or Copper, Fri. May 15, 10:30am-1:30pm
• Textured Cuff Bracelet, Wed. May 13, 10:30am-1:30pm
• Textures & Patinas 2-Day Workshop, Sat. May 23, Sun. May 24
• Twilight Yarn Yoga, Sat. May 23, 2:00-8:00pm
• Wade into Watercolors, Sat. May 23, 11:00am-4:00pm

You can register for these classes over the phone at 360-794-6745 ext. 100, at our in-store Customer Service Counter, or on our website here.

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Ben Franklin Crafts and Frame Shop, Monroe, WA
19505 Hwy 2, Monroe, WA 98272
Phone: 360-794-6745

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