Monday, July 11, 2011

We were Ocean Beads Gallery for 5+ years...

In 2000 Ocean Beads Gallery opened and did something no one has ever done before especially on the Outer Banks ,  we sold beads and gave free lessons on what to do with them. Jewelry Basics class was free and all you did was pay for supplies. 
 Well on May 18th ,2011 , a dream came true, we’re back and we love our wonderful new name – Found Colony Art School -- and our beautiful off the beaten path location at 4450 Maritime Woods Drive off of Driftwood Drive in Manteo.
Our setting offers an island, a bridge, frogs and cat-tails for inspiration.  Quietly  reflect on life.     The occasional sound of airplanes taking off and landing nearby may momentarily intrude on your serenity, but you may also get to enjoy a skydiver’s graceful descent.
WE have added Wire Wrapping Sea Glass and Beach Treasures to that free section, along with a few other great new classes for all to enjoy. These classes are done on a walk in basis -- no schedules to work around.   Any age can enjoy any of these classes during business hours.   Oh and Yes. we still have our awesome bead store, chock-full of glass, stone, wood, beady treasures, hemp IN all colors... the list goes on.
  Found Colony Art School, is a place full of supplies for all mediums , especially beads and fabrics. Get project instruction on a walk-in basis or enjoy one of our creative  art camps.  Found Colony believes everyone is an artist -We just help you  open the door to your imagination.
     We now have 750 square feet of fun learning space, with 4 sewing machines, tons of beads (well almost), and more creative instruction and support for all ages.   We also have the only bead store on Roanoke Island , located next to the largest quilt shop on the Outer Banks. Find Beaucoup goodies to inspire you.
Found Colony Art School is offering the following  Arts and Craft Camps for July 2011.
Art Doll Camp: Have you ever seen the fancy little dolls that just seem to be?  Some are fairies, some are medieval ladies, some are just pure fantasy. They were originally created to commemorate people, like a 3-D photograph, and since then have taken off as a way to play with dolls in the adult world.
Come learn the various methods OF  creating  Art Dolls - from wrapped armature to soft sculpture bodies sewn on a machine in a fail safe and fun way.  Then you will design their clothing and make it using hand sewing, machine sewing, stapling...whatever method works to bring your doll to life.
I have one of the largest collections of antique trims and notions to create from and am willing to share. 
This is a two day camp - July 20-21 - FOR 6 plus hours each day.  Bring a lunch and drinks. Cost for the camp is $125.00.
I am excepting the first 5 people who sign up so make  your reservation today!   Call 252 256-3034 or email Art Quilt Camp :   This is a two-day camp - July 27 AND 28.  Learn the ends and and outs of creating fabric wall hangings -- Art Quilts with various fabrics and techniques, including my process called PAS. ( Poor Artist Silkscreen, an art process that gives your work an ethereal look, like the design is floating.)
  You should bring a photograph or drawing of something you would like to see hanging in your home and we will help you convert it to art.  Also bring fabric pieces you like or purchase them at the quilt shop next door on Monday before the camp starts.
Each day is 6 plus hours each so bring a lunch and drink.  Open to the first 5 people who sign up.
Make your reservation today!   Call 252 256-3034 or email
Can't  make it then just let me know -- we will be offering these classes on a regular schedule.
For more  information, CALL US at 252 256-3034.  and meet JW while your here if you would like.

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