Welcome to Runaway!

Runaway offers scrapbooking, rubber stamp, mixed media, fine art, and papercrafting supplies to Salem, Oregon’s creative spirits!

Welcome to Runaway Art & Craft Studio, LLC. We have moved but we are still going strong! Visit us in our new location in South Salem, Oregon, where we continue to offer both supplies and instruction in papercrafting, memory arts, scrapbooking and related creative activities. We offer a full range of supplies for retail sale, including inks, papers, acrylic and watercolor paints and supplies, art stamps, dies, stencils, ribbons, markers and a wide variety of embellishments and other creative bits to make your own creative work complete.

Our classes provide opportunities for first-time crafters to learn the basics and for experienced crafters to add to their creative toolkits. Owner Christy Wood and our other excellent instructors love to share their experience with others who love the creative arts — as well as to learn from the creative insights of their students.

Visit us from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday thru Saturday, and from 11 a.m to 5 p.m Sundays. Other than the occasional special event, we are closed on Mondays.

Looking forward to 2022

We feel very fortunate to have so many supportive customers in the Runaway community. We enjoyed a successful first full year in our new location and we’re so happy to be settled in our south Salem store! We are looking forward to adding many new products and offerings to assist you in your creative journeys in 2022, and sincerely thank you for your continued patronage. Here’s to many creative explorations in the coming days!

Runaway Closed New Year’s Day for Inventory

We are open until 6 pm on New Year’s Eve, just like normal. But we will be closed on New Year’s Day so that we can count everything in the store!

We’ll be open again from 11 to 5 on Sunday, January 2, just like normal. Just don’t ask us to count anything! 😉

Antonis Tzanidakis teaching at Runaway in October

Runaway Art and Craft Studio presents Antonis Tzanidakis Classes 2021!

October 21 – 24, 2021

Class Descriptions:

Secrets of the World with Antonis Tzanidakis. Fee: $120

Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021 from 10a – 4p (includes lunchtime)

Antonis will teach us his techniques for creating a steampunk owl on the cover of a book with lots of gears and a map. You will be using Stamperia paints, chipboard and more to a vintage style project. Student supplies: A hardcover book with dimensions approximately 8×11 ¾ inches thickness doesn’t matter and basic student supplies listed below

Lost Worlds with Antonis Tzanidakis Fee: $120

Friday, Oct. 22, 2021 from 10a – 4p (includes lunchtime)

An underwater sea adventure awaits you, as Antonis will help you create a round nautical scene filled with treasures. The wood background looks so realistic and has straps that go around your book that make it look like it is a treasure chest just waiting to be opened. Student supplies: A hardcover book with dimensions approximately 8×11 ¾ inches thickness doesn’t matter and basic student supplies listed below.

Samurai’s Secrets with Antonis Tzanidakis Fee: $120

Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021 from 10a – 4p (includes lunchtime)

Enjoy a wonderful day with Antonis decorating the cover to a book using his new line of paper! You will learn how to use the wood making tool and many other Stamperia products. See attached pictures for sample.Student supplies: a hardcover book that is a hardcover book with dimensions approximately 7×10 inches and around 1 ½ to 1 ¾ inch thick and basic supplies listed below.Student supplies: A hardcover book with dimensions approximately 7×10 inches and around 1 ½ to 1 ¾ inch thick and basic supplies listed below.

Secret of a Geisha with Antonis Tzanidakis Fee: $120

Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021 from 10a – 4p (includes lunchtime)

Create a wonderful wall plaque with Antonis using his new paper line, frames and chopsticks. You will use antiquing paste, rice paper and more to create this beautiful vintage style piece of art. Student supplies: a pair of chopsticks (we will have some available, if you forget) and basic student supplies listed below.

Basic Student Supplies for all classes:

• Soft flat brushes different sizes

• Stencil brushes (pig hair – stiff bristle brush)

• Scissors

• Palette knife (spatula) (Antonis prefers metal one and big size)

• Pencil

• Ruler

• Box cutter, craft knife and cutting mat

• Liquid adhesive – white glue (something like Scotch, Tombow, Alene’s Tacky or Beacon’s 3 in 1)

• Baby wipes &/or paper towels

Optional: metallic embellishments to make your project even more special

Runaway will provide everyone with heat guns, spray bottles, craft mats, garbage bins and water cups

Fees: We have 4 classes that are 5 hours long with an hour lunch break. Fee for each class is $120 per class or $450 if you sign up for all 4 classes. Only 15 spots are available at this time and will be first come first serve with priority given to those wanting to take all 4 classes. We will start a waiting list.

So given the current status of Covid-19, you will pay a $75 deposit. We will not require full payment until Oct 5th. Cancellation for no reason are accepted with a full refund other than the $2 fee to cover credit card fees up to 4 days prior to your first class. And in the event, you become sick then you can have a full refund (other than the $2) until 4 pm the day before your class.

If at any point we are not able to put on the classes because of an Oregon Covid “lockdown”, all fees refunded to ANTONIS’s classes. Hope that eases your mind about getting on class lists to hold your spot. Students will receive a 20% discount on all regularly priced merchandise on the day of class.

To Sign Up: Please email (Christy@runawayart.com) or call the store at 503-881-3001 to sign up for classes. We need an email address, phone number and please let us know if you are in a bubble – family or a close friend taking same classes who you feel comfortable sharing the same table with.

Lunch: There are lots of food establishments nearby (fast food, take out). I’m also looking into a wonderful option of boxed lunches by Little Lois which has wonderful food. I’ll get more info on it in a bit.

Covid Requirements: Everyone need to wear a close covering face mask unless they are eating and then we will figure out how to safely distance behind the acrylic barrier to protect Antonis and each other. You must show us proof of vaccination (your card, picture of your card or something from an app – I can pull up my vaccination on my Walgreens account) or have proof of a negative test within 48 hours of arriving at the door.