June 8, 2009

Dave Brethauer - Owner of Memory Box - Teaches at La Carta Bella August 22nd & August 23rd

We have a VERY special opportunity of having Dave Brethauer, owner of Memory Box, come all the way from Washington to teach at La Carta Bella! Dave contacted me a couple of weeks ago and offered to come to the store and teach. I jumped at the opportunity. It took a week or so for Dave to work out the details but he was finally able to confirm the dates of Saturday, August 22nd & Sunday August 23rd. I am posting this early because I MUST KNOW WHO WILL COMMIT TO TAKING ONE OR BOTH OF THESE CLASSES AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. I'm sure you can understand why considering he is making this trip just for us!  :) Don't miss out on this opportunity to take a class from such a talented person as Dave. We have all love, admired and waited anxiously for Dave's new stamp images so let's show him how much we appreciate his work. Let's work hard to get these classes filled. Bring a friend and enjoy some fun and informative classes.

The classes are 2 hours long with a half hour to an hour between sessions - 16 people is probably max so that everyone gets some good attention. Class fees are $40 per class or $70 if you sign up for both. The Saturday Classes will be at 1:00pm and 4:00pm. The Sunday Classes will be at 2:00pm and 5:00pm.

Dave will provide colored pencils, watercolor pencils and brushes; however, if you are more comfortable using your own pencils, brushes, or paints, you can bring your own too. Dave does ask that you bring a paper trimmer and adhesive (strong double stick tape works well for the watercolor class).Below are some details on each class being offered:

Memory Box Colored Pencils

Come and learn about color, blending and shading while using Memory Box images and papers. Each student will make 5 cards using colored pencil techniques that will make you color like a pro. We'll put color to work in analogous and complementary colors schemes to really make your greeting cards stand out!

Memory Box Watercolor

This fun class teaches watercolor through watercolor paints and watercolor pencils. Learn the advantages of each watercolor media and get some helpful tips for applying watercolor to greeting cards. Try out different types of watercolor paper while learning washes and blending techniques. Each student will create 5 cards in an informative and supportive teaching style.

Dave will be using the New Fall and Christmas images from the What's in the Box Release which is scheduled for July.  He will use be using Prismacolor pencils for the colored pencil class and Faber Castell watercolor pencils. At this time, Dave has been teaching with Twinkling H2O's, but may have to switch to  a different product depending on what happens with this company. He will let me know a little more when it gets closer to the time.  Also in the watercolor class, Dave will be using 140 lb cold press and 140 lb hot press paper.


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