Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Tim Holtz Holiday Festival

Just in...Tim has photos of all the projets on his blog. Go here:

Here is all the info about the classes, the meal plan, and the "Friday Night Before Christmas" Holiday Party!!Please check it out carefully, and sign up for the classes that you want.

We are unable to give refunds for these classes. Think of it like a theater ticket or a football game...if you can't go, have a friend go in your place.

Saturday, September 27th

FESTIVE WINDOWS – $65 Currently this class is full. Waiting List available.
Layer your holiday memories, and images behind frosty and translucent layers in this one of a kind mini book. Discover the many uses for fragments and transparencies to create a journal filled with your most treasured memoirs. Learn painting with alcohol inks, distressing with dabbers, and layered elements as you adorn and embellish this see through book. Explore the possibilities and take a peek into the festive windows of Christmastime…

Are you ever reminded of a certain moment simply by seeing an element of the past? In this workshop you will create a very timeless and holiday-inspired mosaic mirror filled with vintage treasures and Christmastime carols to make your holidays merry and bright. Learn uses for grungeboard, fragments, and some distress techniques with crackle paints and inks. We will assemble this home décor piece to display throughout the season. Be reminded by the nostalgic treasures of your holiday reflections…

Get ready to deck the halls with this holiday keepsake box. Learn techniques with pearlescent paints, stamped imagery, and dimensional collage as you create a one of a kind treasure. Capture the nostalgic memories of this favorite time of year with vintage ornaments and décor as you create this illuminated assemblage. Remember the twinkle in your eyes as you experienced the magic of Christmas morning? It’s time to reminisce your Christmas Past…

Sunday, September 28th

Sometimes finding the perfect holiday gift for someone is one of the most difficult things. Well, not to worry – in this workshop you will learn how to create a very unique gift that anyone will treasure. Learn techniques on collage, and jewelry assemblage as we create a wearable trinket adorned with charms and findings that doubles as an art piece as we also design a mixed media frame to display this little treasure. Explore the creative wonders of these charmed trinkets – you might even have to keep this first one for yourself….

The holidays bring such memories that seem to come and go in the wink of an eye. Capture those memories in this festive journal where you can tuck away those cherished keepsakes for years to come. Learn techniques on distressing, working with grungeboard, crackle paints, and more as we assemble this mini book full of pockets and pull outs. We will also collage a tiny windowed tin with timeless ephemera to house our creation. Cherish the moments of the holidays in your own seasonal memoirs…

It’s time to bundle up and frolic in the snow – creatively speaking of course. Create a sparkling yet nostalgic canvas collage in this mixed media workshop. Learn techniques on painting with dabbers, masking, beeswax collage, and creating dimensional snow on this canvas creation. You will incorporate hand leafed accents, vintage holiday elements, and numerous letters to spell out the words of the season as you create a collage like never before. Be whisked away in a winter wonderland of your own creative muse…

Don't stop reading here...

There's an additional "Event" called The "Friday Night Before Christmas." We will have it here at the store on Friday evening, September 26, from 6-8:30pm. Basically, it is a social get-together with Tim. (Let's call it a Christmas Party--bring your own lampshade...and don't even think of making copies of any of your body parts...my office will be locked!!)

There will be three make-and-take projects which you can do at your leisure throughout the evening (we'll have all the materials & tools out, with directions, in the classroom--you need to bring nothing!!) Tim also has a little "holiday surprise" for all who attend. The cost of this event is $25, and to be able to register, you must be taking at least one of Tim's classes, as described above. However, spaces are somewhat limited for this event, and we will have to close the registration when it fills. If you are signed up for all six of Tim's classes, you will receive the Friday night party for free (if there is still room.)

As a bonus, there will be store specials available only to the party-goers on that Friday evening.

This will just be a congenial "hang-out-with-Tim" evening...but do dress accordingly. There will be a prize (a good prize!!) for the gaudiest holiday outfit...I know you've got that ugly christmas sweater in your closet...it looked so cute in the store, didn't it? But in the light of your real life...well, let's just say it hasn't gotten much wear, has it? ...Now is its time!!!

We will have holiday refreshments, holiday music, laughter in the air, and whatever else we can pay someone to do. Special Note: the store will close at 2 pm on Friday, September 26, to prepare for the festivities. There will not be any free demos scheduled as we are all going to be too busy having parties. Come take a class!

Meal Plan

We will be taking reservations for a meal plan for those of you who would like to eat here between classes, or just before or after a class. Lunches will be sandwiches, fruit drink, and dessert, possibly chips. Dinner will be a hot meal with bread and salad, drink and dessert. Last year the food was terrific. I will say no more.

I am anticipating that we will be eating outside in the "cafe by the lake" (By lake, I mean parking lot--use your imagination.) Here are the prices for different arrangements.

Saturday lunch-$8.00
Saturday dinner-$11.00 Saturday-both meals-- $18
Sunday lunch--$8.00
Sunday-dinner $11.00 Sunday both meals-$18

All four meals, Saturday & Sunday--$34

Pease sign up for the meals when you register for the classes. We will be able to add late meal decisions up to about two days before the events.

You may register here at the store, in person, or over the phone. NO E-Mail registering. Also, please be patient with us as we are expecting a lot of phone calls on Saturday morning. Use either of these numbers:
978-887-6397, or


  1. do you have sneak peak pics of any of these? Im trying to figure out which ones would be best for me.

  2. Can't wait till September!!! So looking forward to this!!!

  3. check out Tim's blog at www.timholtz.com.........he's posted pics and they all look fantastic!!! Wish I could be there, but I KNOW you'll have a great time. Tim's a hoot!!

  4. Gee I wish I lived nearer - I'd book them all!