Dina Wakley — coming to Runaway August 11 thru 13 — still space available!

Runaway was so pleased the first time we were able to host mixed media artist, author and Ranger® signature designer Dina Wakley. And we are even more excited to be bringing her back to the store in August! If you caught one of her classes the first time, you know what the buzz is about. And if you missed her, now is your chance! You can see more about Dina at her website.

Dina will be teaching five different classes during her three-day visit with the Runaway gang.

Because of the high level of interest, each fee includes a $5 non-refundable cancellation deposit that otherwise applies to the cost of the class.

Dina Wakley’s Awesome Acrylic Technique Tags

Thursday, August 11 @ 10 am – 5 pm                     Cost: $140

Acrylic paint is a versatile medium that has potential far beyond paper and a paintbrush. Join Dina for a celebration of all things acrylic paint! We will work with many acrylic techniques and mediums to create a tag reference book of eight interesting acrylic techniques. Of course we’ll play with stamps and stencils, too.

Come and expand your acrylic prowess!

Dina Wakley’s Art Journal Play: A Cut Above

Friday, August 12 @ 9 am – noon                              Cost: $80

Dina’s “Art Journal Play” classes are all about exploring and playing with art journaling techniques, but the techniques apply to all mixed-media projects (canvases, book-making, etc.).

Ready to make art that’s a cut above? Come to this class where we’ll explore cuts and folds and pockets as a way to add variety and interest to our artwork. We’ll work with stamps, stencils, and acrylics to make unique journal pages. We’ll focus on bold colors and images, as well.

Dina Wakley’s Art Journal Play: Puddles & Pockets

Friday, August 12 @ 1 – 4 pm                                      Cost: $80

Dina’s “Art Journal Play” classes are all about exploring and playing with art journaling techniques, but the techniques apply to all mixed-media projects (canvases, book-making, etc.).

In “Puddles and Pockets” Dina will show you one of her favorite new techniques, “ink throwing.” Ink and acrylic paint will combine to create unique and dynamic backgrounds that you will love! We’ll use Dina’s new rubber stamp sets and stencils to create layered tags with ink and paint, as well. We’ll tuck these tags into pockets on the page.

Come and play with Dina’s stamps and stencils and have lots of fun!

Dina Wakley’s Handmade Board Book

Friday, August 12 @ 6 – 9 pm                                      Cost: $80

Join Dina for a class that goes back to her mixed media roots: book making.

We will make a handmade board journal that is rich with layers and textures. We’ll stamp and write and create a piece of book art that tells a unique story from page to page. Lots of mixed media fun and expression will go into every page.

Techniques, texture, this book has it all. Bring your journal for note taking.

Dina Wakley’s “My Face Book”

Saturday, August 13 @ 9 am – 4 pm                            Cost: $140

This is six-hour version of Dina’s popular “Facing the Facts” class. We know that Facebook® is all the rage, but come to class and make a meaningful art journal Face Book–a book of hand-drawn, unique painted faces.

Don’t know how to draw faces? Don’t worry, this class is for you. Dina will teach you the formulas for how to draw quirky and fun art faces. We’ll do several background layering techniques, and top it off with drawing and painting. Your faces can come from imaginary worlds, be characters in a story, or even represent you! Once we conquer the 100% face view, we’ll tackle the 3/4 view. We’ll also try some fun, artsy drawing techniques that will push you.

You will come away with many pages done in your Face Book, and lots of mojo and inspiration to continue creating art!

Runaway Welcomes Terry Medaris Prismacolor® Colored Pencil Classes August 6

Runaway Welcomes Terry Medaris and his Prismacolor® Colored Pencil Classes on Saturday, August 6  for three 3-hour classes

($35 each, $60 for 2 or $90 for all 3) 

If you like bright colors in your artwork, Terry’s classes can help you achieve that. Check out the vibrant samples on the Board at Runaway! Terry’s work has been featured in Rubber Stamper and Rubber Stamp Madness magazines. See more at terrymedarisartstamps.net.

Class 1 is required to take either Class 2 or Class 3.

Students need a set of 36, 48 or 72 Prismacolor® Soft Lead pencils and a kneaded eraser. All other materials are provided.

Class 1: Beginning Prismacolor® Blending

Saturday, August 6 @ 9 am – noon

Learn Terry’s blending techniques, then color one of his designs using your Prismacolor® pencils.

Class 2: Make-And-Take-It Class

Saturday, August 6 @ 1 – 4 pm

Using the techniques from Class 1, you will stamp on and then color a ceramic tile, a domino, and a piece of heat-shrink plastic.

Class 3: Jewelry Class (Also a Make-And-Take-It Class)

Saturday, August 6 @ 5 – 8 pm

Using the techniques from Class 1, you will stamp a piece of prepunched art board, then color and mount your own art into three different-shaped metal jewelry pendants to create your own beautiful personalized jewelry pieces.

Runaway announces August 2 thru 5 Mixed Media Camp for Young Crafters!

Are you a young crafter or a would-be mixed media artist looking for something special to do this summer? Consider Runaway’s Paper Crafting & Mixed Media Camp for Young People (designed for youth ages 10 to 18)

August 2 thru 5 (10-11:30 each day)

Instructor: Christy Wood                          Cost (for all 4): $50

Take one, two, three or all four of the classes ($15 each or $50 for all 4)!

Day 1: Tags & Distress Inks

Tuesday, August 2 @ 10 – 11:30 am

A chance to get your fingers messy making tags using inks, sprays and stamps. Then we will punch holes and make a fun little book!

Day 2: Greeting Cards

Wednesday, August 3 @ 10 – 11:30 am

Learn to make greeting cards to give family and friends. Use stamps, colored pencils, glue sticks and embellishments to make 2 cards!

Day 3: Altered Books Intro

Thursday, August 4 @ 10 – 11:30 am

Learn the basics of altered books using the techniques Christy uses in her monthly Altered Book Journeys classes as you begin your book.

Day 4: Altered Books Next Steps

Friday, August 5 @ 10 – 11:30 am

Build upon Day 3’s lessons by learning additional techniques to make your altered book a truly special work of art.

Give us a call at 503-881-6270 if you’d like to sign up or if you’d like to know more. We look forward to seeing you there!