At Runaway, we love to hear from our customers!

The real joy of this store is the customers — and Christy and the rest of the Runaway gang have appreciated the kind words so many of you have offered since we opened our doors in June of 2013! Here is just a sample of the recent feedback we’ve received from some of the people who have helped make Runaway Art & Craft Studio the fun place to shop, learn and craft that it has become!

A couple of months ago a Facebook customer offered the following comment: “I had a wonderful experience meeting the owner and some of the staff. The level of professionalism, knowledge and passion are incredible. I highly recommend visiting here for their products and support.” — We appreciate recommendations like that one!

One customer commented last July on Square that “I love you guys. Feels like ‘family’ in your store.” — We work hard for that feeling; and our customers ARE our family!

In June another said “Always great service at Runaway Art and Craft Studio!” — Well, we aren’t perfect. But we do try to do what we can to make our customers happy!

Another June comment was specific to Christy’s Beginning Copic class: “I really enjoyed learning so much about the pens and shading and stuff. Very valuable workshop for me. thanks!”

In May we heard from a Square customer who said “The owner, Christy, and her crew are top notch! Always friendly and helpful!” — It certainly helps to have top-notch customers as well!

Of course, we love the folks who praise the selection, and the classes — but we really treasure the repeated comments about the times that one or the other of the folks here have gone the “extra mile” for a customer. We want that to be our trademark.


Dyan Reaveley coming to Runaway September 24 & 25!

Runaway is pleased to be bringing Ranger designer and mixed media artist Dyan Reaveley back to Runaway to teach on September 24 and 25.

If you’ve taken Dyan’s classes before, you’ll know you don’t want to miss this! If you haven’t had the chance, you’ll want to get in on the fun!

Painted Backgrounds     $70                             Saturday, Sept 24          9 am – 1 pm

Dylusions paints are perfect for the art journaler, Smooth and blendable, semi-opaque paints that are brimming with vibrant color. Techniques include baby wiping, brayering, stenciling and color blocking.

Dyan Painted Backgrounds

As of August 27, there are only 6 spaces left — don’t miss out!


Using Imagery in your Journals   $70          Saturday, Sept 24          2 – 6 pm

Dyan uses a lot of imagery in her journals, from magazines, books, old journal pages etc. Where do you start and how do you alter them to make them yours. You will be working with images that she will provide and also selecting your own from her many magazine sources. Cutting and sticking has never been so much fun.

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As of August 27, there are only 6 spaces left — don’t miss out!


Collection Folio – Dyan’s Way $100              Sunday, Sept 25              9:30 am – 6 pm

Take one Tim Holtz Collection Folio, combine it with fabulous techniques using Dylusions paints and inks…Add a smattering of tags, flaps and pockets and then stamp them to your heart’s content…Voila, a decorated keepsake. Bet you can’t stop at just one!!

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As of August 27, the class is full, but there are no names on the waiting list, and it’s quite possible we will have at least a few cancellations.


Contact Runaway at 503-508-6270 or to sign up. We will need payment to guarantee your spot in class. 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.