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.

Have you been to Runaway lately?

Are you interested in some new supplies? Runaway is now carrying stamps and stencils from Lavinia; stamps, dies and stencils from Polkadoodles; heavy body acrylics from Golden (plus High Flows and Fluid acrylics that we’ve always carried); new items from Lawn Fawn, Paper Artsy, Hero Arts, Sizzix and Ranger; and many more! There are too many new things to list here! Come in and check it out! (And more is on the way, you know it is!)

Runaway Art and Craft Studio is all settled in its new South Salem location: 4675 Commercial St SE, Salem, OR 97301. There is a good-sized parking lot for your convenience. Also, we are now open on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. We hope that you can come in to see us very soon.

What’s New?

Are you interested in some new supplies? Runaway is now carrying stamps and stencils from Lavinia; stamps, dies and stencils from Polkadoodles; heavy body acrylics from Golden (plus High Flows and Fluid acrylics that we’ve always carried); new items from Lawn Fawn, Paper Artsy, Hero Arts, Sizzix and Ranger; and many more! There are too many new things to list here! Come in and check it out! (And more is on the way, you know its!)

Runaway Art and Craft Studio is all settled in its new South Salem location: 4675 Commercial St SE, Salem, OR 97302. There is a good-sized parking lot for your convenience. Also, we are now open on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. We hope that you can come in to see us very soon.

Exciting News!

By now you may have heard our news! We’re moving from downtown Salem to a new location in the Cherry City Center in South Salem. The address is 4675 Commercial Street SE, Salem, OR 97302, just south of WinCo on the west side of the street. We are currently closed just to get everything put together in this new space.

We really appreciate your patience during this interim period between stores. We plan to open up at the new location on Saturday, November 7th. We will retain our usual store hours, Wednesday through Saturday from 10am to 6pm; Sunday 11am – 5pm.

We have some grand opening plans that we will be sharing soon. Please follow us on Facebook and Instagram for the quickest updates.

You are going to love the new, spacious store! We have plenty of free parking. The larger classroom area will be wonderful for “safe” learning during these unusual times. There will be some new crafty companies coming in as part of our updated inventory.

Thanks so much for your ongoing support. We hope you are as pleased as we are with this new adventure!

What’s new at Runaway?

Runaway has added a new product line. Ink on 3 stamps, dies and stencils are now available! We are excited to hear what you think about them. You can see all of the items in our online catalog.

Hero Arts United As One stamp set

United As One by Hero Arts

From Hero Arts: Dana Joy, Pocono Pam and Hero Arts have partnered in a conscious effort to be intentionally diverse and inclusive. Crafters and cardmakers of color need to feel support, appreciation, and respect when expressing their values, experiences and skin tone in their work. We are celebrating this spirit through unity, and this collaboration is a pathway for everyone to see themselves in their art. We hope the United As One stamp set will encourage makers to become interested and committed to listening and learning from and about each other, and recognize we are all one, united creative community. 100% of net profits from this 6″ x 8″ stamp set will go to Racial Justice charities.

Dina Wakley Media New Release Coming Soon

Christy has ordered all of the products in Dina Wakley’s new release from Ranger Ink. If you are interested in having us hold any of these new items once they arrive, please email us at christy@runawayart.com. We will contact you as soon as they come in!

Here is a peek at some of Dina’s new products:

Dina Wakley stamps – NEW!
Dina Wakley Stencils – NEW!
Dina Wakley Collage Paper Pack – NEW!

To see more details on this release, check it out at Ranger Ink. See you soon!

Celebrating Robin

Greenhouse Witch by Robin Bielefeld

Just wanted to take a moment to celebrate one of Runaway’s favorite artists — and a very good friend. Robin Bielefeld has drawn yet another of her marvelous coloring pages called “Greenhouse Witch.” This coloring page certainly reflects her wonderful  backyard! She is very sensitive to creating a place that supports bees, hummingbirds and butterflies and she makes an effort to create a garden that includes many native northwest plants. 

Every one of her illustrations has a marvelous twist or two — or twenty! You can find cute creatures, pretty ladies and happy nature scenes. Runaway is proud to be the one of the few local stores to carry her work. We miss her leading Kaleidoscope Coloring Club and Drawing Night but look forward to the time we get to gather again. You can see all of her Flying Monkey Studio coloring pages we have at Runaway here in our Online Catalog

Artists in Action “Outside the Box” Auction comes to Runaway!

Runaway is so excited to be helping our local friends at Artists in Action (AIA) this year with their annual “Outside the Box” auction! Our store will be the showcase for the auction items: fabulous handmade boxes. All of the boxes up for bid will be displayed in our front windows from July 13 – 18th, 2020. 

Traditionally AIA holds its auction at the Salem Art Fair, but because of health concerns the fair will not be happening at Bush Park this year, rather it will be an online event! So the show must go on and the auction will be done virtually as well. For full details on what it’s all about and how you can participate, go to AIA’s website: https://artistsinaction.org/events/outside-the-box/

Be sure to see all of the creativity on display during the week of July 13th in our front windows and bid on your favorites! Once the auction begins, the bidding site will go live at: https://artistsinaction.betterworld.org/.

Kaleidoscope Coloring Club & Drawing Night Changes

In consultation with Robin, we have decided to not hold Kaleidoscope Coloring Club or Drawing Night this month. Decisions about what will happen next month are waiting to see how things are going then. Edgar is happy to give Robin a month or two off so she can enjoy her yard and make some cool new drawings.

As for safety and health of our customers, to the degree possible, we are observing the 6 ft personal distancing, as recommended by the CDC and the Oregon Health Authority. The counters, tables, chairs, doors, restroom and other surfaces are cleaned regularly with disinfecting spray / wipes. Christy is still holding classes with only one person per table and we are not sharing supplies. Classes are limited to 5 people and disinfecting wipes are available.

We are always happy to see you, but Christy won’t be doing all her hugging and hand shaking. Hand washing has become a regular adventure. Lots of new products continue to go out on the floor from Creativation 2020.

Please let us know if you have any questions or we can help. Thanks Christy