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Made It Con March 15 -17 in Fort Worth

For the registration and th eschedule of classes and workshops, click here:


The Riley Center

1701 W Boyce Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76115

We have so many varied art and craft classes for you to attend and our exciting fast paced Make It Go Round where you will make 10 with talented and fun teachers in one evening. It is like crafting bunco, if you are familiar with bunco.  You will take home 10 amazing crafts and meet new people and craft the night away!


WORKSHOPS:  We have several workshops planned for you as well as classes.  These workshops are conducted by our talented teachers and focus on lots of different topics.  Workshops are less hands-on than classes but we are able to keep the prices lower so you can take priceless knowledge back to your craft room.  To purchase workshops click here.

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Oil & Cotton workshops: Valentine Charms & more


817 W. Davis St. #110
Dallas, TX 75208

Feb 10 Valentine’s Cast Pewter Charms


Saturday, February 10 3-6pm
Location: 817 W. Davis Street #110
Instructor: James Thurman
# of Students: 4 – 12

Design and pour your own unique pewter charm for someone special this Valentine’s Day! Pewter has been used in metalworking since ancient times and its relatively low melting (338–446 °F) makes it very easy to work with .  In this workshop, students will press their designs into playdough and then molten pewter will be poured into the molds to create a finished charm or pendant.

Friday Drop-In Art (age 2-4)
Saturday Drop-In Art (age 4-12)
Weekly Classes for All
Toddler Weekly Art (ages 2-3)
Kinder Weekly Art (ages 4-6)
Homeschool Weekly Art Class
Kids Weekly Art (ages 6-12)
Tween Weekly Art
Teen Weekly Portfolio
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New! Beginner Adult Art Class
Adult Weekly Art Class
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Feb 9 Calligraphy: Love Letters
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Feb 10 Valentine’s Cast Pewter Charms
Feb 24 & 25 Introduction to Experimental Music Composition with Pure Data & Arduino
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Mar 3 Needle Felting
Mar 5-26 Printmaking: Reductive Woodcut
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Mar 10 Portrait Watercolor
Mar 17 & 18 Natural Dyes: Indigo + Clay Resist
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Mar 22 Intro to Glass: Fused Glass Sand Dollar Bowl
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Mar 24 Intro to Printmaking

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Pinners Conference & Expo Sept. 29-30 in Arlington

A convention and expo especially for those who enjoy pinning those artsy and craftsy ideas to boards on Pinterest.


Enjoy fun classes and shopping – Check out the “The Classes!” tab to learn more. You’ll also encounter over 200 exhibiting businesses providing beautiful shopping options in the worlds of DIY, crafts, wedding, baby, cooking, photography, party planning, nails, scrapbooking, holiday decor, clothing, jewelry and all sorts of other things!

When and where

Friday and Saturday, Sept 29-30, 2017 at the Arlington Convention Center in Arlington, Texas (1200 Ballpark Way)


Friday 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.


Admission and Expo shopping – $8 (promo codes available from exhibitors & sponsors)
Admission & 2-class wristband – $15
Admission & All-day classes – $29
Admission & 2 days of all classes – $49
VIPinner – $129 (see tickets for details; includes VIP Night and other great stuff)
Online Pass (1-year-membership) – $29 (view Pinners-selected online classes)

*Children 12 and under are free to all events. Discount codes are available from show sponsors. Some classes will have an optional materials fee if you’d like the in-class kits (which you pay in class, the day of the show). (See the “Presenters” page). Tickets are non-refundable.

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CALL FOR ENTRIES | Materials: Hard + Soft International Contemporary Craft Competition & Exhibition

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The Greater Denton Arts Council announces the opening of its 2017 Call for Entries for the 30th Annual Materials: Hard + Soft Contemporary Craft Exhibition. This exhibition celebrates the evolving field of contemporary craft and the innovation of artists who push the boundaries of their chosen media. Recognized as one of the premier craft exhibitions in the United States, this year we are thrilled to be partnering with the National Endowment for the Arts to expand this national exhibition to now include international artists. Approximately 70 works will be selected for exhibition by juror JoAnn Edwards, Executive Director of the Museum of Craft and Design in San Francisco, California. Of the works selected, Juror Awards in amounts of $1000, $750, $500, and $250 will be awarded.


Online submissions and prospectus available at dentonarts.com/materialshardandsoft

SUBMISSION DEADLINE | September 30, 2016

2017 EXHIBITION | February 4 – May 6, 2017 at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center in Denton, Texas.

Inquires may be directed to the Arts Council at (940) 382-2787 or exhibit@dentonarts.com

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June Classes at Big Mouth Scrappers


Give us a call to sign up for a class or go online and sign up through paypal. See link below.



Tim Technique Tags #3 – Class #1
Jacqui Blackowiak
Friday, June 10th
6:30pm – 10:00pm


Dylusions Couture Tag Class
Jacqui Blackowiak
Saturday, June 11th
2:00pm – 6:00pm








Voyage Beneath the Sea Window Box
Emily Bookout
Saturday, June 18th
9:00am – 10:00am









Journaling in June!
Sherri Timmons
Saturday, June 25th & 26th
11:00am – 3:00pm

We will have give-a-ways, a light lunch is provided both days and we are having a BBQ, swimming and tons of fun!



Bigmouth Scrappers | (469) 728-7237 | bmscrappers2011@hotmail.com | http://www.bigmouthscrapperstx.com/classes.html

Big Mouth Scrappers, 9688 Helms Trail, Forney, TX 75126

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Craft Guild of Dallas Summer Session starts June 6 – REGISTER NOW




The Craft Guild of Dallas is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing arts and craft instruction for almost 70 years. We offer year-round classes and workshops for adults, from the beginner to the advanced, taught in the disciplines of metalsmithing, pottery, glass, bookbinding, painting, drawing, fiber arts, leather working and other traditional arts. Students explore and create in new, professionally-equipped studios. Our summer courses include specially designed classes for children and young adults. Membership is open to the public. http://www.craftguildofdallas.org/

972-490-0303 info@craftguildofdallas.com

New Location! Valley View Center, located at 635 & Preston.



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Sell Your Handmade Goods Online workshop (discount code)


Modern Thrive Workshop for Artists: “Sell Your Handmade Goods Online

This live online workshop will take place February 23rd – February 25th at 7:00pm CST

Modern Thrive has created a special offer just for the Art News DFW community of North Texas artists.

Modern Thrive is an online platform that helps creatives find alternative paths to fulfilling careers. They partner with leading creative experts to host live online workshops that are designed to help you build a business you love.

The workshops are normally $97, but you can get access to any workshop for $47 when you enter the discount code (artnewsdfw).  

They have tons of workshops that are perfect for artists, etsy shop owners, handmade enthusiasts and creative freelancers.





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Funky Finds Holiday Shopping Experience Nov. 7 & 8


Saturday, November 7th (10am-5pm)
Sunday, November 8th (11am-4pm)

Will Rogers Memorial Center * Small Exhibits Building * 3409 Burnett-Tandy Drive, Fort Worth, Texas 76107


Shop handmade & support your local economy at the Funky Finds Holiday Shopping Experience! This free indoor event is family AND pet-friendly and features over 100 Artists, Crafters, Designers, Authors & Gourmet Food Makers selling their unique hand-crafted items! On-site pet adoptions, Toys for Tots drive, charitable raffle, and photos with Santa Claus are just a small part of the big fun!


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Etsy Dallas Jingle Bash applications close August 30th


Date: Saturday, November 21, 2015
Time: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Location: South Side Event Center located at Gilley’s Dallas (1135 S. Lamar St | Dallas, TX 75215)

This year the Etsy Dallas Jingle Bash returns to the South Side Event Center, located just south of the Dallas Convention Center on Lamar St. in Dallas, Texas. A world-class entertainment venue, the location has an eclectic charm and authentic atmosphere. Etsy Dallas’ Jingle Bash, a premier handmade shopping event and party, will showcase the very best in handmade apparel, bags, jewelry, home décor, accessories, art, pottery and more! Hand-picked artists, crafters and designers from near and far will all gather at the Spring Bash for pure shopping pleasure.

For application information see http://www.handmadebash.com/Artist_Information.html

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Dallas Public Library sponsors free classes on Etsy


Free Classes: Turn Your Craft Passion into an Online Etsy Business!

In partnership with Etsy, a leader in e-commerce for creative entrepreneurs, the Dallas Public Library is offering a free classroom course to help craft makers like you establish an online business to sell your products to a wider market and earn extra income.

6 weeknight classes total (about 14 hours) beginning Sept. 8th. (Limited to Dallas residents.) All classes will be held at the Prairie Creek Branch Library at 9609 Lake June Rd, Dallas, TX 75217. For more information and to register, see http://dallaslibrary2.org/etsy/

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M.A.D.E. Pop-Up Bazaar Sept. 19


North Texas MADE announces MADE Pop-Up Bazaar scheduled for September 19, 2015 in participation with Fixture Kitchen & Social Lounge at 401 W. Magnolia Ave., Fort Worth, TX 76104. 11am- 3pm. The bazaar will feature indie makers from across North Texas. Shop for handcrafted jewelry, original artwork, home goods, bath and body products, clothing, accessories, and more. Brunch and bar will also be available from Fixture. Vendor applications accepted through August 14, 2015. Website: www.northtexasmade.com

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Funky Finds Holiday Show Applications open June 19 – July 31


The Funky Finds Holiday Shopping Experience

will be held November 7th & 8th in Fort Worth, Texas.

Vendor applications will be open via the event website June 19th through July 31st.  http://funkyfinds.com/events/experience/2015/vendors.html

Please remember that this is an all handmade event!!!
We do not allow any manufactured goods or direct sales reps.
Also, we only accept artisans who are selling items they personally hand-crafted.
Please do not submit application for items hand-crafted by others!

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Grapevine Rubber Stamp & Paper Arts Festival July 18 & 19

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Grapevine Rubber Stamp & Paper Arts Festival

July 18 & 19, 2015

Saturday 10 am to 5 pm ~ Sunday 11 am to 4 pm

Grapevine Convention Center

1209 North Main Street, Grapevine, TX 76051

(817) 410-3459


Grapevine Convention Center


For Your Best Deal purchase your 2 Day Pass in Advance. Go to www.heirloompro.com


to purchase your 2 Day Pass for $6. Online sales will cease on Wednesday, July 15, 2015.

Tickets will be $8 at the door on Saturday and will include a FREE Sunday Pass.

Sunday only $6.

Children 11 and under are Free.


2016 Texas Festivals:

Grapevine January 9 & 10

New Braunfels July 9 & 10

Grapevine July 16 & 17


Friday Classes

Class cancellation received before 7/3/15 will receive a full refund. After 7/3/15 there will be no refunds for cancellation or no-shows.


Friday July 17th

10 am to 12 noon

Beginning Zentangle  $35

with Janice Freiheit of Bug & Mowl

Includes beginner’s Zentangle kit and instruction


12:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Sophisticated Zentangle Tag  $40

with Janice Freiheit of Bug & Mowl

Includes beginner’s Zentangle kit, other materials and instruction


Artist Trading Card Contest

Theme: Seascapes

Bring your ATC’s to the Heirloom Booth at the front of the show to enter. Limit 2 entries per day. Please put your full information on the back of the ATC. Contest is judged by the Show Vendors. $25.00 in Rubber Bucks given to the winner each day.


Local Stores

2 Day Passes are available in advance for $6.00 at these great Texas stores. Support these stores and shop local!



201 Coit Road, #165

Plano, TX 75075

(972) 596-1224




410 N Greenville Ave #116

Allen, TX 75002

(972) 351-8717


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Arts & Photography Classes at the Dallas Arboretum


Creative Arts Classes


Creative Arts classes at the Dallas Arboretum give you an opportunity to gain hands-on experience in a number of fun and inspired classes.

Using the garden for inspiration, these classes let you expand your creative skills and bring out your imaginative side. For more general information about adult classes, visit the Adult Programs main page. Please contact education@dallasarboretum.org with additional questions.

Registration for Spring-Summer 2015 classes is now open.

Expressive Abstract Painting en Plein Air
Plein Air Painting at the Arboretum with SMU-CAPE
Painting Flowers in Oils
Bejeweled Insect Mosaic Bracelet
Fallen Branch Loom Weaving
Colors of the Garden – Glass on Glass Mandala
Beginning PMC Pendant
To Dye For: Shibori Fabric Dying
Beginning Watercolor En Plein Air
Glass Mosaic Vase
Altered Book Workshop
Nature’s Sketchbook
Fused Art Glass Classes

Photography Classes

Spectacular seasonal displays make the Arboretum a popular destination for photographers. Learn how to improve your own skills with these captivating classes. http://www.dallasarboretum.org/education/adult-programs/photography-classes

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Classes at Great American Scrapbook Convention June 18-20


Taught by your favorite industry experts – check out these CAN’T-MISS classes in 2015! With fresh techniques & hot new products these classes are filling up fast so be sure to reserve seats for you and your friends.

Special Offers

Register for 5+ Classes to receive a FREE All Access 3-Day Shopping Pass
Register for 3+ Classes to receive a FREE 2-Day Value Shopping Pass

Great American Scrapbook Convention
June 18-20, 2015
Arlington Convention Center
Arlington, TX

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Etsy stock goes public on NASDEC


Etsy is well known to artists and crafters as an online resource for selling work. This 10-year old “online craft bazaar” company recently had a successful IPO opening on NASDEC.

Read more about it:

Etsy now worth over $3 billion. Stock jumps 88% after IPO

Etsy IPO Tests Pledge to Balance Social Mission and Profit

Click here for press releases on the Etsy website.

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OPEN ART NIGHT Exhibit Reception March 15


Open Art Night derives its name from the arts and crafts group sponsored by the Irving Art Association that meets twice a month on the 2nd and 4th Friday evenings at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts. The group is free to join and participate in — contact openartnight@irvingart.org. Members of the group take turns in leading group projects, but artists may actually work on any project they wish to.

This is the first showing by the group of some past projects. The exhibit is on view March 1 – April 9, 2015 at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts. directions You are invited to the Reception on Sunday, March 15 from 2-4pm.

Participating artists:

  • Noopur Agarwal
  • Patsi Davila
  • Sharon Giles
  • Hiral Joshi
  • Pat MacAlphine-Arnold
  • Brenda Mattioli
  • Susan Murray

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Scrapbook Expo Feb. 20 & 21 in Grapevine



Paper Crafting & Stamping vendors & supplies

When: February 20-21, 2015

Friday & Saturday workshops too!

Where: At the Gaylord Texan, 1501 Gaylord Trail, Grapevine, TX 76051

Time: Fri. Early Bird 9a – 6p | Fri. General 10a – 6p | Sat. 9a – 5p


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Videos from the Craft and Hobby Association 2015 Winter Mega Show

The Craft & Hobby Association (CHA) Conference & Trade Show (CHA MEGA Show) is the largest craft trade marketplace in the world. Over 400 vendors show off the latest craft and hobby products. For the hottest products in a record number of new products see the CHA winners.

A number of videos are now available on YouTube showing off new products by exhibitors. To see more search on ‘CHA 2015’. The majority of them are also available through Scrapbook.com’s video channel.

Here are a few selections:

Tim Holtz Ranger Demo – Sticky Embossing Powder with Foils

Tim Holtz demos 3 Texture Pastes from Ranger

Tim Holtz New Distress Colours – Ranger Demo

CHA 2015 – Tim Holtz Mixed Media Dies

CHA 2015 – Tim Holtz Shape Strips

CHA 2015 – Tim Holtz Tiny Tattered Floral Die

Prima – Artsy Collage Stamps – CHA 2015

Bella Blvd – Color Chaos – CHA 2015

Prima – Watercolor Pencils – CHA 2015

Prima – Sandra Evertson – Relics and Artifacts – CHA 2015

Spellbinders – Booth Intro – CHA 2015

Spellbinders – A Gilded Life – CHA 2015

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CHA Limited Edition Stencil Bundle from StencilGirl

CHA2015 | Wendy Vecchi Custom Embossing Powder Colors

Sizzix – Stephanie Barnard – New Framelits with Stamp Sets CHA 2015

Artsy – Groove Tool – CHA 2015

Sizzix – New Releases – CHA 2015

Graphic 45 – Artisan Style Collection – CHA 2015

Heidi Swapp – Minc Machine – CHA 2015

We R Memory Keepers – Stackable Paper Trays – CHA 2015

Cosmo Cricket – 12″ Watercolor Deck – CHA 2015

Spellbinders *NEW* Platinum Die Cutting and Embossing Machine

Hyperlapse Floor Tour – CHA Mega Show 2015

Tim Holtz – Ranger Ink – Alcohol Inks – CHA 2015

The Crafter’s Workshop – New Balzer Designs – CHA 2015

Clearsnap Colorbox – Anne Butler – New Releases – CHA 2015

Dyan Reaveley demos at Ranger – CHA Mega Show 2015


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Lance Anderson Classes at Big Mouth Scrappers


Call 469-728-7237 or email bmscrappers2011@hotmail.com to reserve your spot for classes and open crops! Classes must be prepaid. You can register by phone or on the website Big Mouth Scrappers in Forney, TX with MasterCard, VISA, and American Express. You can also contact us to book private parties, classes and crops for most any day or evening of the week.

For more about Lance and the classes see the website: http://www.bigmouthscrapperstx.com/

Rustic Journey Album
Instructor: Lance Anderson
Cost: $40
Date: Thursday December 18th
Time: 12:00pm – 3:00pm
Lance’s Class Description:
“This is a technique savvy class great for a scrapper and card maker alike and fun for both the advanced or beginner.
You will build a pocketed accordion album from scratch. Then make 9 tags to tell your story. I teach some of the famous techniques such as “smash and glue” or the “fold glue and smash”. OK, I have made these names up but they are great techniques for making an album or a card. With the tags you will learn new ways to use tags (tags on a tags), pockets and a slide though. We use burlap, staples, brads, charms, sticks, chipboard, beads and ribbons, yarn and string.”


Canvas Creation Album
Instructor: Lance Anderson
Cost: $40
Date: Thursday December 18th
Time: 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Lance’s Class Description:
“Make a book from scratch.  You will learn to bind a book using chipboard, canvas and bookbinding string.  We will “Sew” the pages into the spine teaching you how to easily create a book with a spine and binding.  The outside of this book is chipboard covered with paper and canvas over the spine.  This is REAL BOOK BINDING and YOU CAN DO IT.  Fast and easy.  We are using the newest line of paper from Echo Park.  You will be embellishing this album to customize it for your pictures.  Join me for a few hours of fun and learning.  Sure to be a class to remember (and then make another on your own).”


Christmas Pop-Up Album
Instructor: Lance Anderson
Cost: $40
Date: Thursday December 18th
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Lance’s Class Description:
“Kinematics meets the holidays in this interactive Christmas Album using Echo Park/Carta Bella’s latest Christmas Line.   As the page opens,  the Christmas tree will pop up. Using pre-cut Sizzix die cut pieces,  pop ups are made easy. Learn to bind the album with actual bookbinding techniques. Christmas albums have never been so fun – SHAZAM!”


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Celebrate American Craft Week with the Craft Guild!


We invite you to join the Craft Guild of Dallas in celebrating American Craft Week   October 3-12, 2014!

American Craft Week is the annual coast-to-coast recognition of the makers, retailers, collectors and exhibitors of handmade craft. Quality craftsmanship and artistic excellence produced by Craft Guild artists are in the spotlight during American Craft Week, Oct. 3-12 for the following events.


Saturday, October 4th


Saturday, October 11th



The Craft Guild of Dallas

Teaching the Arts Since 1948

© 2014 The Craft Guild of Dallas


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