Door County Rubber Stamp & Paper Arts Classes & Workshops
 
The name of the game is Creativity; the plan is for each of YOU to join in the fun of applying ink to paper and becoming the next Picasso! If you are a stamper, scrapper, or ‘wanna be’, this is the time to pull up to the table and celebrate the arts! Call us to reserve your spot in any of the classes offered below. Invite some of your friends and create a class of your own! 920-746-9088 or 920-868-5140
     
  • Stamping 101 - Learn the basics of rubber stamp art. We will study hands on - the affects of dye based inks with varied papers. We will experience the following techniques: direct to paper, shadow stamping, and creative backgrounds. This is a wonderful introduction to stamping and will provide a wealth of information re: techniques that you will take with your throughout your stamping career. We will develop numerous artful elements that will be ready to be added to a new project. Using your choice of Door County Rubber Stamps, you will finish a minimum of 6 cards/projects in this class. Cost: $20.00 (includes all materials)
    Skill Level – Beginner - Intermediate
  • Stamping 102 - We will introduce Pigment inks and their applications; work with the heat embossing process, and experience different color medias to include water based markers, blending medias, and chalks. Roll up your sleeves and get ready to create three beautiful cards for all occasions. We will work with a variety of Door County Rubber Stamps to create Birthday, Get Well, Congratulations, & Friendship Cards that you will be proud to send to your friends and relatives.Cost: $20.00 (includes all materials)
    Skill Level – Beginner - Intermediate
  • Humor is a Woman’s Best Friend! - Explore the world of stamping with the DOOR COUNTY collection of fun caricature style - crazy and zany lady stamps! We will have an exercise in coordinating words and designs, resulting in as many different ideas, as we have stampers! We will highlight our artwork with the Art Institute of Glitter system. Glamour and Glitz is what these ladies are all about! Free $12.95 Door County Caricature Lady Stamp of your choice included. (Bring along some light and fun jokes to share in this class!) Cost: $25.00 (Includes all materials)
    Skill Level – Beginner – Advanced
  • Build Your Own Board Book! - Board books are all the rage – they are a sturdy book constructed of heavy display board, and bound with a fabric reinforcement spine! Create a 6” x 6”, 16 page scrapbook, complete with Window Die Cuts, tags, multi-frame dies, fibers and decorative accessories. Big and small, textured and Fun! This is a book you can add photos and journaling to at your convenience. We will fill the pages with color and texture – all to meet your personality! This is a full day workshop. We will begin at 9:00 a.m. and go ‘til we are finished (break for lunch) You will choose the color & designed papers of your choice before class begins. Cost of Class: $45.00 (Includes all materials & Lunch)
    Skill Level – Beginner to Advanced
  • Door County Lighthouse Workshop - Celebrate Door County and It’s Maritime History. Door County has more lighthouses on it’s peninsula than any other county in the United States. In celebration of the lighthouse lore, we would like to share our Door County Lighthouse Stamp designs as we create a beautiful framed lighthouse design ready to hang in your home. In addition, we will stamp four of your favorite designs to slide into a beautiful and high quality glass coaster set. This coaster collection will be the talk of the town when you set them out for company. We will combine our Door County Lighthouse Stamps, along with the wonderful Door County Custom Background Papers to set this coaster and framed art series collection apart from all others! Cost: $40.00. (Includes all materials – coaster set retail value = $19.95)
    Skill Level - Beginner to Advanced
  • Watercolor Workshop - A watercolor workshop with rubber stamps? You Bet! Learn to utilize many of your stamp supplies as a watercolor media. Create your own color palette from your stamp pads, brush art markers, water color pencils and more, we will create a series of cards that will be totally enhanced by water color techniques. We will be working with a wide selection of Door County Rubber Stamps to include a selection of Word Stamps to complete this class.Cost of Class: $20.00 (Includes all materials)
    Skill Level – Beginner – Advanced
  • You're In The "spotlight"! - There are so many ways to make your rubber stamp art ‘stand out’ and take THE SPOTLIGHT! We will create several stamped art pieces by utilizing a double stamped image to layer and spotlight a specific area of a card; we will spotlight by highlighting with Ultra thick embossing powders; we will utilize the clear Dome Stickers to show special spotlights and we will frame our spotlight with Style Stone’s Picture Frames. A wonderful variety of ideas expressed!Cost: $20.00 (All materials included)
    Skill Level – Intermediate - Advanced
  • Pre-Scrapbook 101 Class - If you would like to get yourself organized and ready to scrapbook your photos, join us for a round table of discussion to get you ready to meet the art of creative scrapbooking. We will discuss the different sized format choices, the process of organizing your photos for scrapbook display, cutting tools, framing options, and proper adhesives. There is much to learn along the road to scrapbooking, but you don’t need to be an expert to get started. This pre-scrapbook organizational class will be a time of sharing multiple ideas so that you can feel comfortable to come into the Scrapbooking 101 class and experience success on your first venture! Cost: $5.00
    Skill Level – Beginner
  • Scrapbooking 101 – Door County Vacation - Have you always wanted to create a wonderful scrapbook of Door County memories, but just didn’t know where to start? This class is a beginning course that will offer guidelines to getting your first scrapbook pages started. Bring along with you 24 photos of your Door County vacation. We will create 3 double layouts (6 pages total) in a 12” x 12” size format. Choose your favorite Door County Designed Paper Pack (value - $10.00), and a Custom Door County Die Cut (value-$3/95-4.95) to set up your background and jazz up your layouts. We will utilize our Ellison Die Cutting machine to add dimension and personalization. Cost: $28.00 (All materials included)
    Skill Level – Beginner - Intermediate
  • Designing With Vellum - Vellum papers have a certain amount of ‘mystique’ to them. Although their qualities are different from the traditional card stocks we are familiar with, they are a wonderful addition to the artist’s table. Vellums come in clear, white, assorted solid colors, and printed/embossed finishes. It is a perfect paper media to add to our creative cards, scrapbook pages and party invitations. We will work with Studio II Art Markers, shading chalks, and special embellishments that will make our vellum projects extra special. Learn about the invisible or nearly invisible adhesives to utilize with vellum papers. We will complete three Vellum projects in this class. Cost: $20.00 (All materials included)
    Skill Level – Beginner - Intermediate
  • Door County Beach Tour - Come along with the Door County Kids Nautical Stamp Collection to stand on the rocks, touch your toes in the water, and play on the sandy beach! We will have fun creating a selection of 3 specialty cards & 3 postcards in this workshop – accenting with sand & stones from our own Door County beaches. Cost: $22.00 (All materials included)
    Skill Level – Beginner – Intermediate
  • Shrink Art Jewelry Class - Roll up your sleeves and get ready to work with shrink art plastic and Door County Rubber Stamps. Watch our historic lighthouses turn into charm sized accessories, our DC Kids have more fun as miniatures! Etc. Watch as we add water color ink, alcohol based inks, and chalks to our shrink plastic before baking. The effects are wonderful! We will make up shrink art elements that can be made into magnets and/or applied to the front of a greeting card or book front. Cost: $20.00 (All materials included)
    Skill Level – Beginner - Intermediate
  • Wrap It Up! - Oh, what fun it is to stamp…….and create your own personal wrapping papers, tags and beautiful gift bag. Roll up your sleeves and expect to mix and match until you have designed a wrapping paper that you will surely want to leave your signature on. We will create a roll of wrapping paper, coordinating tags, and a highly professional gift bag & tissue assortmentCost: $20.00 (All Materials Included)
    Skill Level – Beginner – Intermediate
  • Personalized Tag Accordion Book - This is a class where you will want to bring your imagination! Our tables will be filled with assorted specialty papers, fibers, ribbons, raffia, and alphabet products, you will create a 12 page booklet. You will go home with a finished booklet that will be so much fun to share with your best friend or family members. Bring in photos to add to this project. Cost: $25.00. (All Materials Included) Skill Level – Beginner - Advanced
  • Red Hot, Red Hat Ladies! An Invitation To A Red Hat Party! - You can’t put anything past these crazy ladies in Hats! Enjoy a grand selection of Hatted Lady stamps to include beach babes, motorcycle mama’s, Sports Ladies and more! A Red Hat Invitation, of course, will be in the making. Choose from hundreds of ‘Red Hat’ Sayings to compliment the designs you choose. Learn to stamp on several surfaces to create three attractive cards and your invitation for more fun! Wear your red hat and purple attire for this class and receive a special red hat gift! Cost: $20.00 (All Materials Included)
    Skill Level – Beginner to Advanced
  • Calling All Grandma’s! - Would you like to leave some special memories for your grandchildren? This class will get you started by provoking thoughts of years gone by and recording in sequence, your childhood through the present. This is a 4-part class that will involve scratching the surface of your memory bank. We will create a journal-type booklet that will include details beginning on the day you were born. We will travel through school days, courting highlights, special events, and special family days, right up to the present day. This class will be that of sharing and caring; Experiences and stories shared, are of interest and great enjoyment of this class.Think about your favorites…. People, places, foods, events, games, happenings from your growing up years. We will work in partners (invite a friend if you wish) and will spend the first two weeks gathering information and facts. The last two weeks will be spent journaling and assembling our books. We will work with the Graphic 45 paper collections to add the proper nostalgia to our finished products. Bring photo’s into weeks 3 & 4. Cost: $60.00 (Includes All Materials, including the Journaling Book & Desginer papers.)
    Skill Level – Beginner – Advanced
  • The Envelope, Please! - Utilizing the Ellison Die Cutter and other dies, we will be an envelope specialty workshop! This class will send you home with hand made, hand created & designed envelopes! All sizes, all colors and patterns!! Recycling is a key element in this class. We will construct our own envelopes that will house every size treasure inside. You will learn to ‘face’ your favorite designed papers that are too limp to stand alone. We will make 6 envelope templates to take home for future use. Need a special envelope? Make it yourself!! Cost: $20.00 (All Materials Included)
    Skill Level – Beginner - Intermediate
  • Art Institute Of Glitter - If glitter and glitz is what you are all about, roll up your sleeves and dive into our Art Institute glitter class – you will go home with a sparkling affect! The Art Institute of Glitter boasts over 200 colors of specialty fine art glitter for stampers, scrappers, crafters and artists. Discover the different looks of the many opaque and transparent glitters. Learn to turn ordinary art into the grand sparkle and glitz! Go home with glitter on your toes and nose – oh, yes-your cards as well!, This is the ultimate finish to a wonderful project! Cost: $25.00 (All Materials Included)
    Skill Level – Beginner - Advanced
  • Door County Collage & Special Techniques - We are ready to gather our papers, memorboralia, odds and ends, and any doodad you can think of that will sit on our table screaming, “Pick me! Pick me!” to attach to our artful canvas this day. This is the type of class that is always unpredictable and simply amazing! Walking into class, you don’t have a clue where your creative mind will take you; walking out of class, your hands and head are full of creative juices and a wonderful framed art piece to hang on your walls! (Wooden Frame included - retail value = $24.95-29.95) You need to arrive at class with an open heart and mind……this extended workshop will be one of your favorite artful experiences! Bring favorite photos, trinkets or heirlooms with you to this class. Cost: $45.00 (All Materials Included) 3 – 4 hours.
    Skill Level – Intermediate - Advanced
  • Stamped In Nature - Here is the perfect opportunity to incorporate the natural beauty of Door County into your stamped art! We start this class with a stroll around our building/woods to gather artifacts of nature that we will use in making stamped impressions, and also embellish our all event greeting cards. This is so much fun! and each piece created is original and unique. Let’s go out and smell the fresh air around us – clear our head of the day’s worries, and plan to stamp our heart out!!Cost: $24.00 (All Materials Included)
    Skill Level – Beginner - Advanced
  • My Personal Door County Scrapbook - Record your Vacation in Door County! Go home with your finished Door County Scrapbook Pages tucked under your arm! That’s right! Grab those photos, and come in for an end of vacation workshop. We will help you design your Door County Pages utilizing our custom Door County papers, die cuts, engravings, tags, and more! Show your friends when you drive into your driveway – the FUN you experienced in wonderful DOOR COUNTY! We can customize the front cover of this book by adding your favorite photo, special door county paper or die cut, etc. Bring your photos with you; we will crop and prepare the photos for an interesting and artistic story. Cost: $48.00 – includes the scrapbook ($29.95 value) a pack of Door County
    Custom Papers ($10.00 value) and a Custom Door County Die Cut ($3.95- $4.95 value)
    Skill Level – Beginner - Intermediate
  • Scrapbooking Made Easy! - Are you still sitting with boxes of photos hiding on shelves in your closet? Well, it is time to get them out and have some nostalgic fun! Pull the photos out, and put the ‘scrapbook intimidation’ in the closet! The first step to any project, is to get organized for the occasion. Bring a single subject photo project so as not to overwhelm yourself. Scrapbooking made easy – is just that. After sorting, choosing and cropping the photos, we will work with a 12 x 12 format and will build 4 double layouts = 8 pages. We will work on layouts – with emphasis on line, balance, color, textures, design, AND speed! Yes, that’s right. You will discover that you don’t have to spend a day on a page. Let’s get started! Cost: $30.00 (All Materials Included)
    Skill Level – Beginner – Intermediate
  • Winter Wonderland Card Class w/The Door County Snowmen! - Get ready to build your own snowmen with our Fun and Funky Door County Snowmen/Snowladies Collection. These snow-filled characters will fill your heart with joy as you create 4 wonderful Greeting/Holiday Cards with our newest designs. We will work with color pencil, chalks & The Dove Blender Pen to achieve a beautiful blending of colors. Utilizing the Art Institute Glitters - we will achieve a lasting sparkle of winter snow. Each student will receive a Dove Blender Pen (Value - $3.95) There will also be a special DC Snowman Surprise Gift (valued at $12.95+) at each student’s table. Cost: $28.00 All Materials Included
    Skill Level – Beginner – Intermediate
  • Door County Sunset – Collaged Wooden Purse/Hinged Treasure Box Workshop - We will create a magnificently professional high society purse to tote to our next girlfriend gathering! We will be working with a wood based hinged purse/treasure box. We will utilize the beautiful lumiere metallic paints to lay our base colors- both inside and out; add to this, the specialty papers of Door County, and a collage of art pieces designed in this class to adorn the outside of our purse. We will combine beads, fibers, tags and whatnots to the handle of this exquisite piece. Inside, the surprise – our specialty papers lay the foundation, while we add tokens of nature gathered from the out of doors to finish our Sunset Memory theme. Cost: $40.00 All materials included
    Skill Level – Intermediate-Advanced
  • Vintage Collage Revisited - Take a nostalgic trip back to Memory Lane with your Mother, Grandmother, favorite Aunt or Best Friend from your childhood. Preparing the base of our wooden petite purse will be half the fun – Utilizing the wonderful Lumiere Metallic Acryllic paints, we will create our base colors. Door County Victorian Stamps will reflect the past eras, as we stamp out a collage of images with archival inks. Merry up with your choice of coordinating papers and select jewelry pieces from our vast collection to create the artful presentation on the top lid of our purse (if you have old costume jewelry or a sentimental belonging that you would like to use for a focal point – bring them along with you). Open the lid! Oh, my! Inside we find an elegant and stunning finish to an already exquisite piece of art. Cost: $35.00 All materials included
    Skill Level – Intermediate – Advanced
  • Door County Framed Memories - Working with our beautiful handmade imported paper frames, we will stamp, paint, embellish and personalize a frame to remember our door county vacation. Slip in your favorite Door County photo behind the glass, and you have your very own custom Door County souvenir. Cost: $10 - $30.00 – depending on the size frame selected.
    Skill Level – Beginner - Advanced
  • Lucky Dozen Greeting Cards - This fun and fast paced workshop will allow you to create 12 greeting cards from our fabulous hand made papers/Door County designed papers, and a selection of Door County Rubber Stamps. The beautiful hand made paper box that you will put your finished cards into will be a perfect place to store your one of a kind greeting cards; when the box is empty – utilize it for a special treasure box. Ribbons, brads, fibers, sentiments, & accessories included. Cost: $30.00 All Materials Included
    Skill Level – Beginner – Advanced
  • Door County Journal - Choosing one of our handmade imported journals as your base – you will have a lesson in creating dimensional art by using the ultra thick embossing process. Oh, this is so much fun! Build up the layers of embossing powders and finish with a door county designed stamped image. Finish this focal point with rubs and textures as you create a one of a kind art piece. We will adhere the art pieces to the front of the journal with an industrial strength adhesive, setting the stage for your most intimate journal entries. Cost: $28.00 All Materials Included
    Skill Level – Beginner – Advanced
  • Door County Accordian Book - This book class begins with a multi-paged accordian book that we will fill with papers and memories of Door County. Bring your photos with you to this class, or add them when you get home – we will finish this two-sided, 16 page booklet with professionally finished front and back covers which shout "Celebrate Door County!" Each accordian book will be a one of a kind project, as you choose your favorite colors/designs to work with. A fun workshop you won’t want to miss! Cost: $22.00 All Materials Included
    Skill Level – Beginner - Advanced
  • Life is Better at the Beach - Oh, come along and sing a song, and join us at the beach in Door County! Our DC Ladies are in their bikinis and suits just waiting to come alive! Whether running into Lake Michigan, hanging out on the dock, or just relaxing in the inner tube, you are going to have a blast creating dimensional greeting cards with these lively characters. We will be double stamping and creating 2 & 3 dimension in this class. The emphasis is on FUN! Join In!!!Cost: $20.00 All Materials Included
    Skill Level – Beginner – Advanced
  • Hand Stamped Tiles - You can stamp your own custom designed tiles using original door county designs and permanent dye based inks. Adding color with alcohol based paints/inks/markers insures years of enjoyment with these versatile tiles. We will add appropriate trimmings to the theme, and add a finishing spray to complete this project. You can set them on an easel for display, or hang them in your home for a personal touch. You will create two tiles in this class, utilizing the themed stamps of your choice. All finished projects are unique and one of a kind. Cost: $20.00 All Materials Included
    Skill Level – Beginner – Advanced
  • Dreamweaver Dry Embossed Stenciling - 101 - Dry embossed images are so elegant and wonderful in design! Put your hands onto the tools (light box and stylus, stipple brushes and color) to work with the brass stencils to create a variety of cards. This medium can be combined with rubber stamping to offer a variety of results. Learn the basics – see how chalks, pigment inks and oil paints can add the accent color that makes your cards stand out above the rest. Cost: $20.00 All Materials Included
    Skill Level – Beginner – Intermediate
  • Dreamweaver Stencil – 102 - This class takes you to the table with stencils and stencil paste. We will work in dimension with the pastes, creating a variety of techniques using the white pastes on dark cardstock for a dramatic contrasting affect. We will dive into the metallic pastes with a pizzazz of glitter added and finish up with the crackled paste affect. Plan to conquer the knowledge of the stencil/paste application and add a whole new twist to your art. Cost: $25.00 All Materials Included
    Skill Level – Beginner – Advanced
  • Dreamweaver Stencil – Multi Designs w/Grids - This class offers the working of multi stencils to create a ‘window/tile’ masked affect. Your finished work offers a layered look and a wonderful, sophisticated art piece. We will work with several stencil designs, offering you a variety in finished art pieces. Beginning with a grid stencil, you will create the setting for the scene/image that follows. We will be layering the stencils and utilizing versa mark ink and embossing powders to enhance your images.Cost: $22.00 All Materials Included
    Skill Level – Intermediate - Advanced
  • "A Pack and a Page – Door County Scrapbook Complete!" - Choose any of our color coordinated Door County paper packs to go with our exclusive page of Door County headings and Title die cuts and we will show you how to create coordinated pages and page accessories utilizing borders, corners, headings, die cuts and specialty details. This is a fast and fun process that will get you ready to scrapbook your precious vacation memories right now! Customize your pages by choosing accent papers from our extensive paper collection and Ellison die cuts. Customize this class to your needs by choosing either the basic class which includes the 6 pack of Door County papers, the titles page and all the materials you need or the "all inclusive" which includes the pack of pages, title page and a beautiful photo album. Cost: All Inclusive - $48.00
    Basic Class - $28.00
    Skill Level – Beginner – Advanced
  • Door County Exclusive Treasure Hunt Class - What is better than following The Yellow Brick Road? Why, following our Door County Vacation Treasure Hunt, of course!! Enhance your Door County vacation experience and capture your memories forever while having a great time ‘Exploring the Door’. Our map will lead you to memorable photo opportunities & destinations all around Door County-- that's the intriguing Hunt! We can print out your memories and create your custom scrapbook using our color coordinated, door county papers, titles and die cuts. We have all the materials and expertise to help you create a beautiful and meaningful treasure book in no time at all. A wonderful vacation in Door County, and a finished, treasured book to pack up to take home with you, too!! Cost:
    Level: Beginner - Advanced
  • Thumbuddies Just for Kids! - They're fun and popular!! You create your special ‘thumbuddies’ with our big and juicy stamp pads And YOUR finger prints. Add drawing elements, die cuts and enjoy the fun of tearing paper for fuzzy hair and stuff. We will decorate a composition book that you can use for your own personalized journal, or keep it for your letter boxing record book. (We will share information on letter boxing, also – so you have more fun to explore in Door County! Cost: $12.00
    Levels: Beginner – Advanced
  • Stamped, Embossed Porcelain Tile - Hand paint one of our Door County Kids Designs – the image has been hand stamped into the porcelain and baked – all ready for your finishing touches. Laura will invite you to put your hands on the stippling brushes in applying layers of color – arriving at beautiful shading and mixing of colors. Add inks, and watercolor techniques to finish this art piece. We will embellish with fibers, beads, and glitter to complete this custom project.Cost: $20.00 All Supplies Included
    Skill Level – ALL
  • Fall Harvest Greeting Cards - We are calling in the Door County Kids to help celebrate our Autumn Harvest. We will make 5 cards using our Little Apple & Fall Harvest Girls. We will be utilizing water based markers, water color pencils, chalks, pearl ex and the Dove Blender Pen to bring these stamp images to life. When we have the blend of colors where we want them, we will finish off our card fronts with the Art Institute of Glitter for highlights. Cost: $25.00 All Supplies Included
    Skill Level – ALL
    Free Door County Kids Harvest Stamp included with this class (Value-up to $12.95)
  • Accordion Snowman Book Workshop - Out march the Door County Snowmen – and into our multi paged accordion book they lay. This is such a fun class – we fill our tables with papers and accessories from our treasure boxes, and let the magic begin! Rip, tear, decorative cut, stamp, stack, layer – add the ribbon, twine, buttons, charms, snowflakes, sentiment stamps etc. What a great reward to leave this class with a huge selection of our character Door County Snowmen going home with you in a multi-page expression of fun! Front and back covers are finished in a professional wrapped fashion. Every finished book is a unique piece of art – No two are the same. Cost: $25.00 All supplies included.
    Skill Level - ALL
  • Trick or Treat – Halloween Tile Class w/ Gift Bag - We will be working with three pre-baked porcelain tiles in this class. We will utilize UTEE as our base and adding the many texture elements that make this project so much fun. Jeweled multi layered thick embellishments - Specialty inks, rubs, pearl ex, embossing powders and DC rubber stamps all add up to three awesome finished projects. Combine two or more tiles to create a wall hanging; utilize them singly as a main focus on a card or turn them into jewelry! This project takes the thick emboss technique to a new level of fabulous! Hand finish our hand made handled bag to coordinate with your project for a spectacular gift presentation.Cost: $25.00 All Supplies included.
    Skill Level - ALL
  • Framed in Door County! - We will start with a stunning imported hand-made paper covered photo frame (color and size of your choice); add stamping, embossing, glitter, antiquing, shells, pebbles from the beach, hints of nature, official antique fish netting, etc to create a great Door County themed frame to mount your vacation family photo into. Remember – ‘Memories are like sand castles – put them in a safe place to prevent them from washing away’. With this beautiful and personalized frame, your Door County Memories will be preserved forever. Cost: $25.00 All Supplies included.
    Skill Level - ALL