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April 2005

 

 

Greetings!

Spring has sprung at the WorkShop! What you can do this month: create custom yard art at Gnome Gnight, sign your kids up for Summer Camp, make the best Mother's Day gift ever, start a club, and more!

All About April:

Spotlight: Lata's Tea For One

Not Your Grandmother's Yard Art - Gnome Gnight!

Mother's Day

Summer Camp!

Start a Creativity Club!

Recurring Events at the WorkShop



Not Your Grandmother's Yard Art - Gnome Gnight!

Garden Gnomes. Before they were shills for a travel Website they were a great piece of kitschy yard art. We've also learned, through extensive research, that they are actually "the most important of the elemental spirits." Now we feel embarrassed for underestimating the importance of these little guys. To help spread the word about the importance of gnomes, The WorkShop, in conjunction with the Austin Glitterati, are hosting Gnome Gnight - your chance to make your very own custom Garden Gnome to brighten your corner of the world. We really don't want to end up with homeless gnomes, so please visit our Website to pre-select your gnome. We have an assortment of your standard garden-variety gnomes (arr, arr) in various cute and cuddly positions. (Actual gnomes will vary from that picture to the right.)

Get Your Gnome On



Mother's Day

Mom. Ever since she hung your crayon-covered masterpieces on the refrigerator she's been a true fan of your artistic endeavors. Moms love handmade stuff. At the WorkShop, we're here to help ensure that your handmade treasures are the absolute best. We have projects for all ages and skill levels, and invite you to come and create the best Mother's Day gift ever. Dads! Bring the kids for a special date and make a gift for mom (how about a plate and coffee mug on which to serve her breakfast in bed?) Moms! Grandmas LOVE handprint mugs...they told us so! Or, why not get a babysitter and come in for a little "you" time?

Ideas for Mother's Day Projects



Summer Camp!

The WorkShop is pleased to present Summer Arts & Crafts Camp forr children ages 6-9 and 10-12. Campers will make crafts in a different medium each day, and enjoy a mini workshop on a variety of interesting and fun subjects, such as magical creatures, Texas, and folktales. Sample crafts include: clay windchime, beaded bookmark, decoupage mirror and more. It's affordable and lots of fun!

Make Your Kids Happy Campers



Start a Creativity Club!

Do you ever wish you had more time to spend with friends? Do you feel stressed out, unmotivated or just generally blah? Then why not start a creativity club with some of your friends? The premise is simple: you meet once a month to do something creative. It's a great way to stay in touch, to get those creative juices flowing, and it gives you something fun and relaxing to look forward to when the workweek is wearing you down. The Work*Shop can help you get your club started, just ask.

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Recurring Events at the WorkShop

In addition to our awesome special events like Gnome Gnight and the Martha Release Party, The WorkShop hosts a variety of recurring events. You can check our calendar for details, but here's a quick summary:
Monday evenings: Demonstration Derby
Tuesday and Thursday afternoon: Make Me A Story
Alternate Tuesday and Thursday mornings: Seasoned Citizens Day
Friday evening: Friday Fun Fest
Sunday: Dudes and Donuts
Don't forget: our craft of the month for April is handpainted paper lanterns.

Look at the Calendar

Spotlight: Lata's Tea For One

Inspired by traditional Mendhi designs Lata spent many hours covering this tea for one with elaborate and beautiful peacocks, flowers and stars. A speckle paint background matched the detail glaze color, making the overall piece as elegant as it is ornate. Click on the photo above to see the rest of the piece.

 

Links We Like

Famous People Who Hang Out At The WorkShop

Platypus Dreams (We want to say 'platy-ma-pus...but that's incorrect)

Subservient Chicken - Ask him to dance!

Famous People Who Hang Out At The WorkShop, part II




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Contest:


Be one of the first three recipients to answer this trivia question correctly and recieve a free wine goblet to paint on your next visit.

Austin Yard Art: List three locations in Austin where you can see a large concrete gorilla. (We know of four.)
Rules: We need a street address or very clear description. It can be a residential or commercial gorilla. It must be a concrete or stone gorilla (no inflatables.) The one with two gorillas only counts once.

Congratulations to last month's winners: Graham, Karen and Monika, who correctly identified Charles B. Stewart and Thomas Barnett as the two representatives of the Austin Colony to sign the Texas Declaration of Independence.

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Offer Expires: April 30, 2005

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Book A Party or Night Out and Get a Free Gift

Book a special event between now and April 30 and receive a free custom-made plate. Rules: Parties or night out must have a minimum of five crafters. Party must be scheduled between now and June 30. (Deposit due at time of booking.)

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