Price Increase

Price Increase

Just a heads up that on April 1, 2016 prices increased. I did my best to keep them small, but there have been changes. All the prices on the website are correct.

It has been a busy spring and I have been enjoying meeting new people and seeing projects that people have made, so feel free to show me pictures.

New Year! New Classes!

New Year! New Classes!

January has flown by! I have been busy this winter working on completing a commission for Lethbridge Mennonite Church. I was commissioned to make a Nativity set last year and this year. The set is now 10 pieces: Mary, Joseph, Jesus in a manger, a sheep, shepherd, an angel, 3 wisemen and a camel.  The camel is still a work in progress! The set is 3′ tall! I look forward to getting some quality photos taken to show them to you!

Please check out the Upcoming Classes tab to see what is being offered in March. There are two class dates offered one in Coaldale and one in Lethbridge.

 

Forged in Fire

Forged in Fire

In the past month it has come to light that a child, in the circle of people that surround me, has been sexually abused. All is being dealt with appropriately, but that doesn’t mean much when you are suffering.

I created the piece pictured below as a guttural response to this trauma. She is called “Forged in Fire”. For I believe that this child will be an amazing survivor. The child is surrounded by family that cares and that love.

It is not much – but I know that the family could use all the support that can be offered.

In order to support the family, I am auctioning off this piece and all funds will go to the family. It is a small thing that I am doing but I hope that we can make it into a much bigger thing.

The auction will be held on my Facebook page: www.facebook.com/graceworksartstudio, it will be comment style on the pinned post on the top of my wall.  It will run until October 30, 2015 and bidding will close at 9pm MST. Starting bid is $5.

All proceeds will go to the family. If you are local you can pick it up, if you aren’t local I will ship the piece to you at my cost.

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What’s new around here!

What’s new around here!

It has been a full and busy year around my place. We have been doing a lot of work in our back yard and basement to make it a better place to be! This has meant that my time in my studio has been limited. But that is changing!!

I have (with the help my husband) been able to rearrange my studio so that I will now be able to teach classes of 3 or 4 in my home studio space. This is a dream come true! The space isn’t perfect (yet!!) but with plans to continue work throughout the coming year I am good to go as it is.

This means that I am available for more dates to teach! Which means there will be more choice for you!

I have put new class dates and projects up (go to the Upcoming Classes page and Class Descriptions) to see what is up.  The classes are for the end of November and beginning of December. But if you want a class on date not listed just call me and see if we can arrange something that fits your schedule.

This year I am participating in the Christmas @ CASA artisan market November 20 (5-9pm) & 21 (10-5om). Admission is free so come and take a look, do so Christmas shopping and enjoy all the local talent in and around Lethbridge!

I look forward to reconnecting with you in the coming months!

Joani

Christmas and the New Year

Christmas and the New Year

Merry Christmas!

It has been a busy fall and winter already, I had the opportunity to take a teachers class this fall, learning a new paverpol product PaverSand – keep watch in the new year for abstract classes using the new product!

In the new year there will be several new classes offered, Tall Birds, Abstract & Canvas classes.  Keep watch here on the website and in the Taber Adult Learning catalogue.

Looking for a last minute gift idea? I offer gift Certificates for any amount to be used on product or a class! Perfect for the person who has everything!

Give me a call at 403-405-2406 to get one!

What you need to know!

What you need to know!

If you have signed up for a class through the County of Lethbridge Community Learning Council (CLCLC) website and a class gets cancelled or rescheduled that you wanted to take – CALL ME!! 403-405-2406 because they have to make it cost effective for them, they need a minimum 4 students when they have booked space.  I can teach up to three people in my home so find a date that works for you and a friend and let’s make a new date!

If you want a specific class – ask!

If you are interested in a Paverpol play class learning techniques let me know, let’s talk about it!

 

2014 is already flying!

2014 is already flying!

Blink! January is already over!!  It appears that 2014 is going to fly just as fast as 2013.  Thanks for stopping by to check in here at Grace Works Art Studio.  I’ve been busy in my studio, organizing! Trying to make it easier to work here and there.  I’m also trying to make it possible to teach from my home.  Packing everything up to take somewhere else is a ton of work.  I have a lot of classes coming up, check out the Upcoming Classes page to see!

Advent & Christmas

Advent & Christmas

I have one class left before Christmas, Saturday December 7.  There are 2 spaces left!  The class is a combined Beginner and Intermediate.  Please call or e-mail to register.

As it is the Christmas Season, and gift giving is something that we can take part in.  I do have some pieces for sale if you are interested.

Mama – $175.00

Bust – $150.00

Canvas – $35.00

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Art Show and Sale

Art Show and Sale

On November 15 – 17, 2013 I will be at the Gem of the West Museum at their first Art Show and Sale.  I will have statues, canvases and other art available for sale that weekend.  It is a free show, so bring a friend.  There will many different kinds of art present.  Hours are:

  • Friday – 2-8pm
  • Sat. 10am -5pm
  • Sun. 10am – 4pm

Gem of the West is located in Coaldale, north on Hwy #845 (20th Street), on the left side.  Put it on your calendars, a great time to do some Christmas shopping!!

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First Class a Success!

First Class a Success!

On Saturday I taught my first class, and it was awesome.  I had a group of 5 women who I was able to introduce to Paverpol, and to watch them bring their statues to life.  I want to thank them all for coming and for sharing in my passion for Paverpol.

Here are a few photos of their pieces, I would have loved to take more photos but I was too busy having fun and teaching.

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