Saturday, June 25, 2016

Hobby Lobby Art Classes: Week 3

Who doesn't love them?
Oh what they can become...
when creative young minds get involved!

Hobby Lobby Art Classes: Week 2

Week Two:
Painting Sky

...and what's up there!

Hobby Lobby Art Classes: Week One!

week one: 
Presented with an array of materials to play with,

...each creation is as unique... the creator!

Monday, June 6, 2016

Kids Kreate Classes BEGIN TODAY!!

Back from Asian trip (WOW!!!) and for photos of my time in Okinawa and Taiwan, please feel free to visit/friend my FB page: Joanna Sakievich, then scroll down there for more photos than you probably want to see. I will blog more about the experience....later!
However,  I'm finally getting over jet lag and very ready to dive into our summer art classes!!
TODAY we begin, and our classes are quickly filling up, 
but I still have openings and would love to have your child join in the fun!
We'll begin by making greeting cards (complete with envelopes)
using wall paper, etc! You and your child can come to Hobby Lobby 
and any employee will happily direct you to the art/craft room.
Again, classes are held once a week, Wednesday or Thursday
for ages 4-7 from 9:30 am to 10:30 am
$40 for 4 classes, or $80 for all 8 
Walk in, single class rate: $12
for ages 8-12 from 11 am to 12:30 pm
$50 for 4 classes, or $100 for all 8
Walk in, single class rate: $15
(summer classes end the 1st week of August, with no classes the last week of July)
For a complete outline of each week's classes, scroll down to the previous post and visit 
Artwork by Joanna on Facebook!
I had an amazing time and my head is full of plans (to be announced later) because of
this trip to Asia.  Children all over the world have so much creativity
and ability; it's a pleasure to work and play, as together we achieve
our dreams and explore new skills!  Each class will present ideas and techniques,
but I don't believe in micro managing, 
so your child can create something he/she
really wants to make--I love seeing what kids dream up!

or call: 385-207-6623
 to join our summer of fun crafts and art!
Walk-ins are welcome as well!

Monday, April 18, 2016

Register Soon for Kids Kreate!

If you missed the early registration event at Logan's Hobby Lobby,
there are still openings!

**PLEASE NOTE: MAY 12 THROUGH  MAY 30th I'll be in Asia.  
During that time, Email: 
I'll answer as quickly as possible & registration can be done via PayPal.
A new class is offered once a week for 8 weeks. 
The schedule for classes, fees and dates are all included in this post.

Email, text or call to register:  and/or 385-207-6623

AFTER MAY 12th: Please use Email to contact me, as I will be in Asia for 2 weeks.

KIDS KREATE SCHEDULE (both ages 4-7 and 8-12):
• 6/8 or 9 Weds OR Thurs: Greeting Cards with Envelopes from Wall Paper, Buttons and more.
• 6/15 or 16 Weds OR Thurs: Sponge Paint Day and Night Skies with clouds, stars, moon, etc.
  • Draw and cut out happy stars, moon, etc.
• 6/22 or 23 Weds OR Thurs: Rock Painting & Decorating: Hearts of Stone, Pebble Pets, Bug on a Rock, etc. which can be made into magnets or accent pictures…
• 6/29 or 30 Weds OR Thurs: How to Draw, Paint & Color Fish and Animals on Walls, Paper, & more…
• 7/6 or 7 Weds OR Thurs: Painted Sunrise, Sunset with Black Silhouette Desert Scene painted or decoupaged over.
  • How to make your own decoupage glue.
• 7/13 or 14 Weds OR Thurs: Chalkboard Painted Blocks in a variety of colors.
  • You’ll bring home a recipe for making chalkboard paint, too!
• 7/20 or 21 Weds OR Thurs: Mosaic Kite & Fish Sun Catchers: made out of black paper and colored tissue paper.
• 7/27 or 28 Weds OR Thurs: NO CLASS. National Homeschooling Convention in Logan!
• 8/3 or 4 Weds OR Thurs (last summer class!): Painted, Ripped & Pasted Ocean; and we’ll create Fish & under-the-sea stuff!
AGES 4-7: $40 for 4 one hour Classes or $80 for all 8.  Discounts available for enrolling 2 or more together in the same classes!

AGES 8-12: $50 for 4, ninety minute Classes or $100 for all 8.  Discounts available for enrolling 2 or more together in the same classes!
DECORATIVE PAINTING, for Adults and teens, will be held later in the year. Cost for Classes are as follows (you are more than welcome to register for all 8 classes, as well as receive a discount for 2 or more in the same class together!)
Here are a few images of the type of things we'll be creating (depending on the class) during our time together-- CORRECTION: You and/or your children will undoubtedly make something never before seen or imagined!
We'll try our hands at drawing some animals and fish!
And not just painted, either! This image is from Pinterest, because I don't have mine scanned in, yet.  But, some samples can be seen in the Hobby Lobby display pictured above.
We'll sponge paint sunsets, day and night skies, learn how to make our own "Mod Podge," and add a desert scene with it...
Deeper colors with stars added create night skies....
Rocks are ridiculously paint friendly and can become magnets, garden accents or paper weights!
Don't throw out old wall paper--cut, paste and create greeting cards!
Summer's a great time to play--include art and add magic to your family's summer!
Looking forward to seeing you (spread the word) in class!  
(I'll let you know when online classes become a thing I know how to do, too!)

Visit Artwork by Joanna on Facebook for more examples of my work!

Please email, text or call to register:  and/or 385-207-6623

MAY 13th THRU JUNE 1st I'll be traveling, 
but will check my email and help you register as quickly as possible!  

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Beginning June 8 and 9, Art Classes at Logan's Hobby Lobby

After about 40 years of painting children's murals and faux finishing
teaching "how to" classes seems in order, 
especially since Hobby Lobby is just up the street! 
So, with June just around the corner, mid-April seems like a good time
to start registration!  Classes will be available at the time listed below,
every Wednesday and Thursday in June, most of July, and the first week of August.

If you'd like to register, but can't make it to this Hobby Lobby registration event 
 on April 16th, NO PROBLEM!  
PayPal or other options are easily available, so give me a call, text
or email to get registered and/or to request more information.

Classes for children, 4-7 and 8-12 will include 8 
of the following this summer:
Classes for ages 13 through adult will include 8 of those listed above this summer.  

There will be a Thursday evening 6 to 7:30 pm
class offered too!

Here's the schedule for days & times,
plus prices for early registration:

AND, there will be a raffle for a hand-painted item by me
for all those who register for 4 or more classes;
Details and photos of the item will be available soon!

This'll be a super fun summer 
and looking forward to creating cool stuff with you!

Thursday, March 31, 2016

日本語をならいましょう! Learn Japanese this Fall!

As a free-lance muralist and decorative painter since 1976, 
I subsequently decided to major in English and Japanese. This emphasis, along with living and teaching in
the USA, Japan and South Korea, has added words to the art and music I've loved for so many years. 
Along with teaching English,
I've had the pleasure of tutoring students in the Japanese language for 2 1/2 years.
By working daily with dozens of students
who are learning Japanese for the first time,
ideas for how to introduce this old and beautiful language,
 in a more fun and intuitive way, have evolved. 
Details about each class are in developmental stages, 
but they'll include ひらがな & カタカナ learning pages; 
traditional songs and stories in Japanese and about Japan;
food tasting; art and paper folding; skits; dialoguing, &
a culminating group presentation of an original story in Japanese.
At the conclusion of each semester
group classes will share a presentation, food and creations with friends and family.
Classes will be available for Home Schoolers, preschools,
individuals and small groups of all ages, 
beginning in the Fall of this year, 2016.
More information will be available in additional blogs,
as well as at the National Homeschooling Convention
here in Logan, Utah, July 28-29th!
Learn, think, and express yourself Creatively!