Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Gift Ideas at Primo Art Spa

Pottery classes for kids and adults are a huge hit at the Primo Art Spa!  Contact us to set up a time to build your own fairy house or other creation.  This is a great time for parents and grandparents to spend time with the kids, or for adults to work on a gift for themselves or others.  Cost is $35 per project.  Requires 2 sessions.  primoartspa@gmail.com 503-975-9906

Creating houses from clay

Food Art: decorating cookies

Joy has pottery houses for sale.

We have gift ideas and certificates available at Primo Art Spa. Book a session for you and the kids or grandkids to make pottery projects, jazzy jars to fill with yummy ingredients, puppets, or painting on small canvases.

Jazzy Jar class, 6:30, December 12, 2013
We'll provide the jars and paint/decorations, and a recipe if want to fill it for a gift. (Candy or decorations are also fun to put inside.)

Other gift ideas: 
Pottery classes, $35 per project which includes two sessions, materials, firing, glazing, instruction, and space to create. Purchase a gift certificate, or book a time to make something yourself.

Voice Lessons: A gift certificate for six lessons with Joy for $175. We could also print a gift certificate indicating that you are gifting someone lessons for a certain amount of time. 

We can also write up certificates with your specific requests, a certain amount of art time/classes, piano lessons, voice lessons, writing lessons.

Blog Set Up and Writing Lessons: Mary offers set up and help with writing blogs for $100. If you have other writing needs, contact Mary, 218-232-6069.

A Spa Experience with the Arts Set up a time with some friends to use our space to create pottery, paint, and relax in the arts.

Contact us at primoartspa@gmail.com.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Art Days, Master Class for Musicians, Jazzy Jars, and More!

The Primo Art Spa is gaining momentum. Last Sunday, we had Kathy and her three granddaughters, age 16, 11, and 7, creating pottery, puppets, and painting. It was wonderful. Thank you for coming to our Art Sunday. If you'd like to use our art space with some friends or family, or some quiet space for yourself, please contact us to schedule a time. primoartspa@gmail.com, or call Joy 503-975-9906 (cell phone, texts accepted).

We'll be making these at Primo Art Spa
Thursday, Dec. 12, at 6:30 pm

Primo Art Spa
The Primo Art Spa located at 323 N 2nd Street in Brainerd, was co-founded by sisters Mary Aalgaard and Joy Ciaffoni, who are providing workshops, classes, and events in the arts.  We have several events coming up, and are available by appointments as well.  Call to set up a time to write, blog, sing, paint, work with clay, do a Zen Tangle,  jazz up a jar for a gift, or make a puppet!  503-975-9906, or primoartspa@gmail.com

Masterclass for Musicians
Join us for a Master Class for advanced student musicians and adults. You are invited to play any instrument or sing for the group. We will offer positive feedback to enhance your performance, ways to add color and emotion to your songs. Cost $10, includes refreshments. Please let us know if you'll need an accompanist.  503-975-9906, or primoartspa@gmail.com

Jazzy Jars
Thursday, December 12th, 6:30 pm.  Paint or decoupage a glass jar to fill with ingredients for treats like cocoa, cookies, soup, etc.  Jars, and recipes provided.  Cost $15.  Please RSVP to 503-975-9906 or primoartspa@gmail.com.
Also, we offer a package for you and some friends to enjoy A Spa Experience with the Arts. (See above tab). This would also make a great gift for someone!

And, Joy has a few openings for voice or piano students. If you've been considering it for yourself or someone you know, please contact her. She also offers gift certificates.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Franklin Arts Center Sale

The Franklin Arts Center in Brainerd is hosting an Open House and Art Sale this Saturday from 10:00 - 3:00. Along with the many other locations for arts and crafts sales, you can find all your holiday gift needs locally and from local artists. Also, that day, Joy and I, along with other musicians, will be providing entertainment. The Side Dish from Prairie Bay will be in our Parking Lot for lunch. Joy already has many houses on display at the Pottery studio. Here are a few that will be there.

Joy added bling to some of her houses.
I think it works especially well on the house of cards.

They're even cuter in person.

Happy Holidays!

Stop on over and say Hi. We'll also have some goodies to share!

This Sunday, we'll be open for Art Sunday, at 1:00. Come over and make your own holiday gifts, houses, pinch pots, puppets, and painting or drawing on mini canvases. Open to all ages. Young children need to be accompanied by an adult. Let us know what you'd like to see offered at the Primo Art Spa. We're working on dates for puppet theatre for kids this spring, and a play writing class for teens and adults, as well as more classes and jazzy jars/gift jars.

In a world of creative constipation, we're here to get things moving.

Friday, November 1, 2013

First Spooky Night at the Primo Art Spa

The trick-or-treaters ran around like ants on the pavement on All Hallow's Eve in North Brainerd. We worried that we'd run out of treat bags. Some kiddos looked at the bag and said, "Cool, a bag. Thanks!" Some said, "What's this?" Most of them said "Thanks," and ran off to the next house. Some were tiny little bugs scooting up the steps. Some were big kids, well seasoned in the art of trick-or-treating, with extra large pillow cases. My favorite costume was "The Fonz." Wish I'd snapped his picture. I was impressed that a youngster knew about "The Fonz." Super heroes, particularly Captain America, and creepy guys are still popular. Many little girls were princesses or fairies. A few folks were inventive with the costumes. One family looked horrifying in a bloody accident theme. I gestured up the street to the emergency room entrance.

One little spookster said, "This IS a witch house." 
I cackled back at him.

Good witch sister

Evil witch sister

Witch sister is that?

Claude the pumpkin head

Extra creepy pumpkin.
Some dumb trickster knocked this one off the ledge.
That's when we turned off the lights and locked the door.
We were almost out of treats by then, anyway.

"Let me read your fortune."

Hope everyone had a safe and fun Halloween evening. We had a blast greeting the youngsters and waving at the parents. We started making plans for next year, a Friday night haunt. There might be a cauldron and potions involved. Mwa Ha Ha Ha Ha!

Double, Double, Toil and Trouble
Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble
William Shakespeare