After a five year hiatus, The Moon and the Monocle is back! This fun and quirky shop is back just in time for the holidays – and I’m doing not one, but TWO PAINT PARTIES in the next few days!
The first is a 3-D Wooden Sled Door Hanger. SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10th, 1pm-3pm. It’s actually five pieces of wood, but the sled itself will be assembled before the class so it’s ready to paint! It’s about 16″ long x 8″ wide. You’ll paint your Santa Gnome and background from the template I’ll provide OR go rogue and create your own! Class is $45 and includes all materials. You’ll go home with a finished sled to give to a loved one or display on your own home. Tickets on Eventbrite.
The next class is DECEMBER 15th, 6pm-8pm, with your choice of ceramic item to paint with acylics and take home that night. Prices range from $30 – $50, depending on the item. The small truck and tree, the tree gnome and the santa gnome are $30 each. The light up using your choice of battery operated candle OR fairy light (included with class). The snowman, large truck are $45 each and Christmas trees are $50 each. These three styles have plug-in cord and nightlight bulb (included with class). Tickets are available on Eventbrite.
I’ve gotten up the first of many art kits on my new website, ArtNites.com. I will have ceramic items as well as paint kits, hopefully all going up this week. I have a ton of orders on Etsy right now (marketing works!) so I have to get those going first.
But here’s a kit that’s ready to ship! It’s a unicorn, perfect for any age child. It comes with clear glitter paint that can be used on the entire painting after it’s dry! Who doesn’t love a little sparkle! It’s available for $15 for pickup, $25 to ship in the continental US.
The kits will come with a link for a private FB group (or choose the private YouTube video) to follow along with me, step-by-step! Each kit comes with an added gift: the above comes with a wooden butterfly magnet and some candy!
Since Covid-19, I’ve put off doing classes this year, and I’ve been focused on my Etsy store, selling through groups and marketplace on Facebook and building up my Facebook pages: Fantasy Stained Glass: dragons, dragonflies, fairies, butterflies and steampunk! Stained Glass Invitation Boxes: My large boxes for weddings, Bat Mitzvahs and my smaller pressed flower boxes and suncatchers. Art Nites: Big News! I’ve finally decided to dive in and teach online classes! The first one will be on Zoom, October 14th, for subscribers of the Ashford Arts Council. More details will be coming soon on the AAC website and their FB page. We’ll be starting off with Van Gogh’s Sunflowers. But not to worry; even beginners can make this turn out awesome as I’ll teach it step-by-step. See pics from in-person classes!
Painting Kits: I’ll be putting together painting kits with my favorite brushes and my favorite canvas size for classes: 11×14. These will be available for pickup or can be mailed anywhere in the US. Ceramics Kits: I’ll have ones for adults and kids. Pickup trucks, Light Up Christmas Trees, Unicorns and more. These will also come with acrylic paints. My current glass kilns are too small/short for all but the unicorn, so that one will come with a choice of paints or glazes. Mosaics on Wood: I plan on bringing my ever-so-popular mermaid back with her pretty glass tail, stones and shells. Each kit will come with the wooden panel, mosaic pieces and paint. Wooden Projects are also in the works: holiday themed hangers for your door, wooden panels to lean against your house and fun ideas. I’ll post them here and on Facebook when they’re available.
Just in time for Fall – my stained glass leaf necklace class.
September 25th, 6:30-8:30.
Location: Frill – Gifts, Home Decor & More
36 E High St East Hampton, Connecticut 06424 (in same building as Subway).
$35.00 per person. All materials provided.
In this class, participants will cut, solder and patina their stained glass leaf and choose a necklace in a plating to match. Attendees will go home with a finished piece of jewelry. A variety of glass colors, patinas (black, pewter, copper, antique brass and silver) and different chains to match will be offered, as well as some bead embellishments. The stained glass is lead-free, so even older kids are welcome! Class is limited to 10 people.
Art Nites is going to be at the Robin Hood Springtime Festival! We’re going to lead off a different painting every day. The Faire runs every Saturday, Sunday, and Memorial Day from May 21 to June 5, 2016 (11 am to 7pm). Combo Tickets to the festival/Art Nites painting will be available soon…more details to follow!
I’m now finally teaching Art Nites Painting events! I had wanted to get into this for the past two years, bought $1,100 worth of easels, paint, canvas, brushes and aprons. Now, it’s actually happening! I’ve done my first two classes, which turned out great, and I’m on to more.
The Moon and the Monocle (in Willington, CT) is the location for the upcoming event, on March 31st starting at 6pm. The three hour class is $25.00 and includes all materials. Participants will leave with a finished painting! If you know of someone who’s interested, they can register here