John Creighton Petersen spends a beLOVEd weekend at Runaway Feb 3-5

John Creighton Petersen has nailed down his plans to return to Runaway February 3 thru 5, just in time for Valentine’s Day!  You can enjoy the entire weekend for a discounted price of just $225, or you can join any of the classes for the price listed. But be sure to give us a call at (503)881-6270 to save your space in class!
Friday 6pm to 9pm beLOVEd Jewelry $75
Get in the mood for love with these great mixed media pieces that you can wear as jewelry or incorporate into mixed media projects. You’ll complete two pieces in class – a Relics Heart and a Art Mechanicals Heart set with ICE Resin. You’ll learn the fundamentals of working with texture pastes, paints and other mediums to create your stunning Relic Heart. The Art Mechanicals Heart will introduce you to cold enameling techniques and the basics for working with ICE Resin to make your own stunning jewelry pieces.
Student Supplies: craft mat, paint brushes (½” and detail), palette knives, charms/embellishments (if they want to incorporate something personal), heat tool
Saturday  10am to 5pm  beLOVED Frame  $100
Take mixed media to a new level with this all day class! First we’ll add layers of color and texture onto our background frames, including working with Sculpture Medium with fabrics. Next you’ll be introduced how easy it is to mould your own embellishments with paper clay to incorporate into your work with your other embellishments. To finish our frames, you’ll discover how easy it is to create your own texture pastes and add inclusions for stunning results.
Student Supplies: craft mat, paint brushes (½” and detail), palette knives, charms/embellishments (if they want to incorporate something personal), Liquid Fusion or other glue for embellishments, heat tool
Sunday 11am to 3pm  beLOVED Album  $100
Here’s your chance to create a special album for those you love! We’ll begin with a sturdy chipboard album which we will layer with the amazing ‘Beloved’ Collection from Authentique Paper. Create your own embellishments from paper clay using the beautiful moulds from Iron Orchid Designs to incorporate onto your album cover. You’ll color and add texture to the album cover and embellishments using your favorite Finnabair products to make your own masterpiece album for all of your keepsakes! You’ll have time in class to continue working on your album pages if desired so feel free to bring any pictures, images or other embellishments to work on in class.
Student Supplies: craft mat, paint brushes (½” and detail), palette knives, charms/embellishments (if they want to incorporate something personal), Liquid Fusion or other glue for embellishments, heat tool, 1″ double STRONG double sided tape and/or PVA (bookbinder’s) glue, craft knife with extra blades, cutting mat, metal ruler, paper trimmer (optional)
ALL Weekend Price $225

Our Customers Make the Difference!

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.