{gano} Arm Knitting an Infinity Scarf

Instructor: Rachel Herzog

Happy 2015! It’s time for another Girls Art Night out, and we have the perfect cozy project for you to brighten up the winter doldrums. Arm knitting has been all the craze and we’ll show you how to use your arms instead of knitting needles to create big, beautiful, loopy stitches, which are just perfect for a super-sized, chunky infinity scarf. You only need to learn two stitches – the “casting stitch” and the “knitting stitch” and your scarf will be finished in one sitting!

We promise a relaxed atmosphere, great music and the opportunity to meet new friends. No skills are necessary and all materials are included in the cost.

Bring your own favorite beverage and snacks and we’ll provide the rest!

Materials Provided:
chunky yarn in various colors and patterns

Things to know:
Girls Art Night Out is an event which caters to adults. The event is restricted to ages 21 and up.

Please drink responsibly
Garage Door Studio does not serve alcoholic beverages, but you are permitted to bring your own. You must be 21 or older to consume alcohol in the state of Georgia.

Bored Game Art Camp

Due to low enrollment, this camp is CANCELLED.

Instructor: Jen Singh & Rachel Herzog
Monday, January 5
9:30 am – 12:30 pm
$40

I’m bored! Right, and you just need to get the Christmas tree down and hit the grocery store. Drop them off at GDS! Get your kids back in the school groove and get their brains back in the game-literally! We’ll be creating board games from scratch and a fun DIY toy.

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Shop at GDS for handmade gifts!

Shop Handmade the Weekend before Christmas

Garage Door Studio is stocked with all kinds of handmade goodies for your local shopping. Stop in Saturday AND Sunday to finish up your lists and while you’re there, create your own wish list at the counter! Simply ask us for a card and jot down your most coveted items and then let your friends and family know to you’ve got a wish list at GDS.

Enjoy complimentary wine and cider between 2-6 pm while you get your holiday list finished once and for all! We’ve restocked some favorites and even added a few new artists as well. Check our our boutique page to see all the amazing artists featured.

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LEGO Mindstorm Robotics 

Instructors: Robert Hill & Richard Hatcher
Tuesday, December 30
10 am – 3 pm
$95

Learn to design, build and program robots using the LEGO Mindstorms. Students will be exposed to color sensors, touch sensors and more to build the perfect bot. We will be using past First Lego League competition tables to let students put their robots to the test.

No prior robotics experience required.

Great primer to First Lego League.

Each student will be able to work in a team, or individually. (A robot will be available for each student).

About the instructors:
Robert Hill and Richard Hatcher have been coaching and competing in Junior FLL and FLL for the past three years with Atlanta Public Schools.

Sewing 101 for Kids

Instructor: Paige Hills-Lievano
Fridays, Jan.16- Feb. 27 (skip Feb. 20)
4:00-5:30 pm
6 weeks, $110
Ages 8-11
Get an introduction to your sewing machine. Learn how to thread, wind the bobbin, and assorted other tidbits about your machine, and the basics how to use it!  We will tackle beginning sewing projects.
Materials Required:
-sewing machine with manual (if you have it)
-3 yards of cotton fabric, varying or coordinating patterns

Watercolor & Mixed Media

Instructor: Jen Singh
Wednesdays, March 4-25
4 weeks, 6:30-8:30 pm
Create vividly colored paintings learning the techniques of watercolor combined with elements of collage, poetry and decorative patterns using graphite, ink and oil pastel.
Required Materials:
Watercolor pad 140lb (Strathmore preferred)
Set of  watercolor tubes of paint (variety)
1/2″ or 3/4″ flat, #8 and #2 round synthetic brushes
Optional: Bring laser or inkjet prints of old photos or other ephemera to use in your collage, there will also be materials to use at the studio.
Materials supplied:
Collage and stamp/stencil materials and other surfaces

Beginning Encaustic

Instructor: Kim McGill Stuart
Thursdays, February 5-26
7:00-9:00 pm
4 weeks
$140

Materials fee:
$25
(due at the first class, checks made out to Kim McGill Stuart or cash only please)

Week 1: Color Mixing, Smooth Works of Wax
Learn the basics of creating colorful palettes. Immediately start painting with encaustic wax. Using blow torches we will create beautiful undulating works of art.

Materials Required
apron, (optional) your favorite colors of oil paint or oil pastels
Materials Supplied
2 boards, wax, brushes, additional oil paints, oil pastels, blow torches, mask

Week 2: Texture, Carving, Turp Wash
Explore texture building techniques that give your paintings bold shapes and deep crevasses of color. Using water, blow torches, pottery tools and accretion methods you will explore why painting with wax is so addictive.

Materials Required
apron, (optional) your favorite colors of oil paint or oil pastels
Materials Supplied
2 boards, wax, brushes, additional oil paints, oil pastels, blow torches, mineral spirits, gloves, mask

Week 3: Photo & Collage Encaustic
Learn how to enhance your photograph or composition using encaustic painting techniques. We will also explore collage methods by adding bits of paper, beads or ephemera.

Materials Required
apron, (optional) your favorite colors of oil paint or oil pastels
Materials Supplied
2 boards, wax, brushes, additional oil paints, oil pastels, blow torches, mineral spirits, gloves,  glue, mask
Bring 8×10, ink jet, no gloss, photos and duplicates of photos, found items and/or collage materials.

Week 4: Student’s Choice…create and critique (old and/or new pieces)
Have a special project? Just want to create a masterpiece? Want to explore a certain technique? This night brings it all together!

Materials Required
apron, (optional) your favorite colors of oil paint or oil pastels
Materials Supplied
2 boards, wax, brushes, additional oil paints, oil pastels, blow torches, mineral spirits, gloves, mask, glue

Class Cancellation Policy
Sometimes our classes won’t fill their minimum and we will need to cancel. Most likely it could be the day before, and we will contact you as soon as possible. A full refund will be applied if the studio has to cancel a class.

What happens if I need to cancel?
Class fees are non-refundable. There is a 48 hour cancellation policy. If you cancel within the 48 hours before the class, you will forfeit your fee. If you alert us 48 hours or more before your scheduled class, we will be glad to give credit for a future class. This credit must be used within 60 days of the cancellation date to prevent loss of the registration fee.

 

Sewing with Upcycled T-Shirts

Instructor: Paige Lievano of P Creates
Saturday, January 10th
2:00-5:00 pm
$65
Upcycle a new wardrobe piece by piece! In this workshop you will create a one-of-a-kind article of clothing using t-shirts. Each student will cut, paint, stitch and embellish their very own skirt, tote bag or shawl/wrap. You will leave with your very own masterpiece!Recommended materials: 2-4 t-shirts in colors of your choice.
Materials provided:
Paint, thread and beads, however if you desire a particular color, we suggest bringing fabric paint and embroidery thread in the colors of your choice.

Exploring the Charcoal Medium

Instructor: Jen Singh
Sunday, February 1
1:00-3:00 pm
$35

Learn to use charcoal in all its varying forms and versatility. From delicate lines to deep, rich value and shadows, charcoal is an expressive (and yes, messy!) medium that will delight anyone who tries their hand at it.  Used for centuries in different forms; from sticks to pencils to “chunks”, charcoal’s capacity for line, shading, shape-building, positive vs. negative space and contrast is unparalleled. We will use a variety of surfaces and practice techniques to be applied to landscape compositions and nature themes.

Materials Required:
1 kneadable eraser
Charcoal pencils: 1 medium, 1 soft
General drawing pad, 11 x 14 or 9×12

Cancellation Policy:

What happens if I need to cancel?
Class fees are non-refundable. There is a 48 hour cancellation policy. If you cancel within the 48 hours before a class, you will forfeit your fee. If you alert us 48 hours or more before your scheduled class, we will be glad to give credit for a future class. This credit must be used within 60 days of the cancellation date to prevent loss of the class fee. If the instructor cancels, we will happily give you credit for a future class.

Suede Hex Nut Bracelet

Instructor: Candice O’Mary of Candice O’Mary Designs
Thursday, January 29
7:00 – 9:00 pm
$35

Learn to make a Suede Hex Nut Bracelet, a great addition to every bracelet stack! In this 2 hour class students will choose their color of suede (brown, grey or black) and hex nuts (stainless steel, brass or both). Students will also take home Candice’s bracelet stacking guide for inspiration on mixing and stacking your own bracelets. All students are welcome to bring their favorite beverage and/or snack to enjoy while we create this unique piece of jewelry. Tools, suede, hex nuts, pave spacers and clasps will be provided so just bring yourself, a smile and a bit of creativity!

Cancellation Policy:

What happens if I need to cancel?
Class fees are non-refundable. There is a 48 hour cancellation policy. If you cancel within the 48 hours before a class, you will forfeit your fee. If you alert us 48 hours or more before your scheduled class, we will be glad to give credit for a future class. This credit must be used within 60 days of the cancellation date to prevent loss of the class fee. If the instructor cancels, we will happily give you credit for a future class.