Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Spring is finally approaching.
The warmer weather brings with it the promise of new
beginnings, longer days, and a renewed interest in creativity.
“Spring is the time of plans and projects.”
Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina    

Join us for one of many and varied D.I.Y. workshops.
A great Mother's day gift can be the gift of a shared experience.
Bring her to a workshop and spend a fun and inspiring day with her.

The studio is now open for our regular hours
Thursday, Fridays, Saturdays 11am-5pm
Have you already taken a mosaic window or toadstool class and would like to make another one with us? We now offer repeat students a discounted price to join us at a workshop.
Receive a window or toadstool, all your glass and tiles (including lunch) for $70.00 instead of $95.00

For more details enquire at the studio

Space is limited, so don't delay. Register early.
You aren't considered registered until you have paid in full.
All classes are non refundable. All workshops are for ages 16 and up.
For more details on workshops visit our
blog or stop into
the studio to see class samples

Mosaic Lamp
Saturday May, 31 10am-4pm
Sunday June 1, 10am-4pm
Wednesday June 4, 6pm-8pm

This is a new class we are introducing for all of you who love mosaics.  These lamps are absolutely stunning. They  stand approximately 14" tall and 7" diameter.  We recommend some mosaic experience to participate in this workshop. All materials supplied including a light lunch on the Saturday and Sunday. Students require their own glass nippers
Mosaic ToadstoolTuesday, May 6, 6pm-9:30pm
Wednesday, May 7, 6pm-7:30pm
Garden season is quickly approaching. Decorative toadstools are a great addition to the garden and provide a place for the pixies to sleep. All materials are provided. Students require their own glass nippers.
All skills welcome

(we do stock wheeled nippers for purchase at studio)

Mosaic window
Sun., April 27, 10am-4pm
Tues., April 29 6pm-7:30
Sunday, May 25, 10am-4pm
Tuesday, May 27, 6pm-7:30
Back by popular demand. There is nothing more stunning than sunlight streaming through stain glass. In this workshop you will learn to create and mosaic a basic design to hang in a window. We supply your frame, glass and adhesive and safety glasses. Students are required to bring glass nippers. ( we do sell wheeled glass nippers at the studio) Sunday will be spent designing and mosaic-ing your piece. A light lunch will be provided on the Sunday. You will return Monday evening to grout and polish your design.

With Mother's day approaching, visit us at the studio to see the delightful and unique additions to our shop. New items arrive daily. Everything from vintage treasures to new and original creations. You are sure to find something special. Remember to keep us in mind when planning your own creative projects. We have an excellent selection of exclusive embellishments, great for that special project or to add to your stash.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

There is still time...

I am excited to announce Kate Church is coming to Vintage Pixie Studio to teach both a beginners and advanced sculptural workshop this May. Kate is a renowned artist from Nova Scotia. She is best know for her designs for the Cirque de Soleil and her 25 years with the One of a Kind Show and sale in Toronto.
For more information or to register contact Leslie At Vintage Pixie Studio.

"The line and gesture of her work draws on a continuing practice and study of the human figure. Drawing, painting and sculpting are a major part of Kate’s work life. Beautiful fabrics in unusual combinations reflect a background in textile design, her major course of study at RISD.

The intention of the work is to carry a silent imprint or sense of emotion through the posture and expression of the figure evolving in front of her. Built using a process that is movable throughout its construction, a tangible sense of emerging comes naturally to the finished sculpture. In fact most of the figures can be altered and adjusted; movement is part of their design.

Each piece is meant to become an artful muse for those who collect them"

 there are only a limited number of spaces still available in the workshops.

to see more of Kate's work visit her site at www.KateChurch.com
Introductory sculptural workshop
with Kate Church

Saturday May 11 9am-5pm
Sunday May 12 9am-5pm
Monday May 13, Tuesday May14 6pm-9:30pm
  In this 3 day Introductory workshop we will explore Kate's signature building techniques using three simple materials : polymer clay' cloth and wire. The objective is to acquire basic skills to work with polymer clay by creating two figures : one soft form and another using basic wire armature.
You will follow my current method of building and thinking with enough practice and information to be able to continue on your own.  Many students take the Intro level class several times, each time gaining more from the practice sessions and new ideas and techniques that naturally come from my recent work and process.
Advanced 3 day Movement Workshop
with Kate Church

 Saturday May 17, 9am-5pm
Sunday May 18, 9am-5pm
Monday May 19, 9am-5pm

This 3 day workshop is the first in Kate's developing series of Advanced Classes for students to continue to work with her and wish to try something new  . . .  developing skills while playing and practicing in an alternate format. 
The Little Boxes Workshop is about how to build a small character with moving parts inside a box. We will create press molds to make multiples . . . something I use in my own small work . . . a process that brings individuality to each face . . .
AND . . . utilizing and reviewing skills from the Intro Level Class we will create a tassel character : something playful and delightful that  m o v e s . . . .
photos courtesy of Kate Church