Sunday, February 7, 2016

Valentine Polka Dot and Pearls Workshop!

What a fun Valentine themed Polka Dot and Pearls workshop!

We started out making one-of-a-kind heart shaped name tags using vinyl lettering and plenty of bling embellishments. Our favorite accent was a glittery mustache!

We then started our beautiful polka dot heart pearl necklaces! We put a vinyl monogram on large acrylic hearts and attached them to our hand strung pearl necklaces. The girls were so proud of their jewels!

Next, we used pastel paints on tiny jewelry bowls to make them shine! Each showed personality and uniqueness. The bowls can hold rings, earrings, necklaces...whatever!

We then started our giant heart wreath! We wrapped natural burlap around foam hearts and covered them completely. Then we wrapped fun printed fabrics as accents, and added tiny hand rolled flowers. The wreaths looked better than any I've seen in stores!

Our day ended with a popcorn/candy bar. The girls had a blast mixing their popcorn with sweets! We talked about our day and about the art we love.

It was a day of friendship and much fun!

Friday, December 25, 2015

Polka Dot and Pearl Workshop Closed!

Our Valentine Workshop is now full! Looking forward to fun late winter crafting!

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Polka Dot and Pearl Valentine Workshop 2016

Hello Crafting Families!

Mrs. Mitrani's "Polka Dot and Pearl" Valentine Workshop 2016 
will be on
Saturday, February 6th, from 1-4:00 pm.

Girls in grades 1-5

We will start out our afternoon making darling heart name tags with lots of bling!
We will then design amazing pearl necklaces with a jumbo personalized accent heart.
In addition, we will decorate beautiful jewelry bowls...ooh la la!
The final craft of the day will be a Valentine hanger, perfect for any girl's room.

We will celebrate friendship and art with a Valentine Sparkling Strawberry Lemonade and 
Popcorn Candy Bar at the end of our day!

All supplies included for 4 fabulous Projects 

Please email to reserve a spot for your artist at:

Completed registration will assure your spot. Class is limited to 16 girls. 

Thank you!

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Fall Fashion Workshop 2015!

We had an amazing time this weekend, creating fluffy fleece scarves. The girls organized their fabrics, sewed on the machine, then cut all of the fluffy sections!

We also made some fun paper dolls, embellishing her with decorative papers of assorted textures. 

Lastly, we covered tiny notebooks, then applied vinyl letters to the front. We jotted notes about our projects. 

A tea party of hot chocolate, donuts, and "art talk" ended our time together.

Love these little artists!!

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Fall Fashion Workshop for Girls 2015

Happy Fall Artists and Families!

I am very excited about our next arts and crafts experience together! I will be holding a Mini Fashion Art Workshop on Saturday, November 7th. We will be making fabulous fall/winter soft scarves, perfect for any occasion!

This workshop will be expanded into two sessions, focusing on different age groups.

We will be working with coordinating colors, using cutting techniques and working with straight stitches on the sewing machine. We will also adding a couple of fun projects to go with the scarves!

Mrs. Mitrani's Fall Fashion Workshop:
November 7th  2015                                     $60

_______Grades 1-5  1:00-4:00pm

Donuts and Hot Chocolate included
All Supplies included

Seating is limited to 12 girls in each session

Please email me to secure a spot for your artist. 

Artfully yours,
Mendy Mitrani

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Summer Crafts!!

Hello sweet crafting girls. It's Mrs. Mitrani! 

I really loved being with you all earlier this summer. We had the best time!! I know a lot of you are continuing with your fun projects. I'm so proud of you! 

Many of you have emailed asking me about our free motion embroidery needlework. I'm thrilled that you are loving it as much as I do! You can find the muslin fabric, wooden hoops, large eye embroidery needles and a variety of embroidery thread (floss) at Joann's, Michaels, Walmart and Hobby Lobby. You can draw your image, stamp it, or get something online and print it straight on the fabric. If you want to try printing an image on fabric, use a glue stick and lightly glue the fabric on piece of card stock. This can be fed into a printer. Let the ink dry and peel off the fabric. Have fun! 

I wanted to share a few more fun summer projects that you can try at home.  A while back we made awesome terrariums using waxy plants. We put dirt on the bottom of a large mason jar, and planted our plant. We placed small glittery rocks, shells, little buttons and pearls on top of the dirt. We even added a beautiful mermaid! Add a little water and close the lid. You can keep it outside in a special place. If you have some of these supplies, try this fun project! 

Something else that you can have fun with this summer is using scrapbook paper, wrapping paper or any kind of printed fun paper to cover notebooks! We've covered many notebooks at art camp in the past. These tiny notebooks can be found at the grocery store for under $1. Use stickers to personalize it. Make lists or jot down thoughts! I always keep a small notebook and jot down art projects I want to try!! 

I'd love to hear about your latest art projects! Feel free to email photos or come by my classroom at Galatas and show me what you've been working on!!

I will be having more art workshops this year. I hope to craft with you all once again!

Enjoy the rest of your summer! 

Artfully yours,
Mrs. Mitrani (and Matilda Pearl)

Friday, June 19, 2015

Last Tween Art Day!

I loved being with my Tweens today!!
We worked hard finishing our embroidered pillows. We then sewed up some darling art aprons! 

After aprons, we put together art 3 ring notebooks. We added darling fairies, fabric strips, and awesome decorative papers to make our notebooks one-of-kind creations.  

Lastly, we made light and fluffy dreamsickle bath fizzies! 

Thank you girls!!!