Saturday, 17 November 2012

Glenmore Square Branch

Christina won the Eco-Journal
Our second to last Inspired Journal session based on the Book of Awesome was held on Thursday at the Glenmore Square Branch tucked away in the corner of a small shopping mall. The group was lively and enthusiastic and jumped right in trying out some new found hand lettering skills and decorating their pages.

Glenmore Square Branch
Our final session of the Inspired Journals will be held next Saturday, November 24 at the Thornhill Branch  from 10:30 - 12:00. Sign up on line at the Calgary Public Library. 

Monday, 12 November 2012

The Book of Awesome - Inspired Art Journals

We've completed two of the four sessions of Inspired Art Journals at the Calgary Public Library for the One Book, One Calgary programs based on The Book of Awesome by Canadian author Neil Pasricha.

The first was at the newly opened Bowness branch in the NW and the Southwood branch in the SW. Participants were shown a number of mixed media techniques to decorate their journals and discovered that with a few white dots and some black dashes that their own handwriting was quite cool! We also wowed them with heat embossing with embossing powders and our industrial strength heat guns! Fortunately we didn't set off the fire alarms this time!
Bowness Library

Southwood Library

There are still two sessions of Inspired Art Journals remaining. November 15 at Glenmore Square and November 24 at Thornhill. You can register at the Calgary Public Library site.

Each participant is given a wonderful journal courtesy of the Calgary Public Library. For a $12 per year library membership fee these adult programs are a real bargain!

Saturday, 3 November 2012

Arts Club @ the Library

Jan and I have just returned from the Saturday Arts Club at the Central Library in downtown Calgary where we gave a 2 hour workshop called Mixed Media Madness. A small, but enthusiastic group of participants learned to paint canvas boards with a credit card, use rubber stamps, embossing powder and a heat gun, and embellish their canvas with a mixture of die cuts, tissue napkins and buttons, all adhered with a healthy dollop of Mod Podge. Our theme for the session was Nature.

Many thanks to Candace at the library for all her help. Candace even dove in and started on a panel for herself. Thanks also to Scott Gerlitz, Financial Adviser for Edward Jones Financial for being our very first Patron of the Arts and giving FOG a grant to purchase art supplies for these sessions at the library.

Arts Club Participants and Their Finished Canvas