Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Thursday Morning Art Journaling

Thursday morning art journaling will resume next week, January 6th.  Enjoy your New Year!  (No art journaling tomorrow, December 30th).

Monday, December 27, 2010

Winter Class Sign-Up

Thank you to everyone who made the Fall Session such a success!  It's been wonderful having a busy studio, with new creations galore.  Classes will be finishing up in a couple of weeks and each class will host its own art show.  Everyone is welcome to see the work of our students, and fabulous work it is too.  A show schedule will be posted in the next week.
The Winter Session will begin January 3rd, which is almost upon us.  Children enrolled in classes at the studio will have priority for spots until Friday, December 3rd and then anyone can fill the remaining spots.  To reserve your space, please bring in $100 deposit per student.  The full amount will be due the first day of the class in January.  The schedule has been changed around a bit, but for the most part, it is the same.  If you have any questions or special requests, please contact the studio via phone or email. 

Weekly Schedule
Mondays 4-5:30pm DRAWING/PAINTING for 1st-4th graders
Tuesdays 3-4pm KRAFTY K's for Kindergarteners
Wednesdays 4-5:30pm PORTFOLIO for 5th-12th graders
Thursdays 4-5pm KRAFTY K's for Kindergarteners
FIDDLING FINGERS for ages 2-5 times TBD (call for more information)
All 1 hour courses are 12 classes for $300  
All 1.5 hour courses are 12 classes for $360
(includes all materials)
If you have any questions or would like to enroll in any of the above classes, please email
theredbowstudio at gmail dot com or call (516) 676-4324. 

Mondays 4-5:30pm for 1st-4th graders
In this class we have FUN while learning the basics of drawing and painting with all sorts of media.  Projects are based around the fundamentals of art, such as line, value, form, and perspective, but the student will have such a great time creating they will have no idea that they are actually learning!  Open to all levels of artists.
12 classes $360 (includes all materials)

Wednesdays 4-5:30pm for 5th-12th graders
In this class students will work on projects centered on fine tuning their artistic skills and creating a comprehensive portfolio.  They will focus on style and theme as they work with all types of media to achieve their goals and create their "perfect" portfolio.
12 classes $360 (includes all materials)

1 hour a week (please call for classtime)
Let your child explore the world of art and all the tools that go along with it.  In this class
 we focus on learning about scissors, glue, paints, pens, pencils, and many other useful
things and the proper way to use them.  The class revolves around fun and creating.
12 classes $300 (includes materials)

Tuesdays 3-4pm and Thursdays 4-5pm
This class is designed specifically for all those fabulous kindergarteners who have had a
long day at school and just want to KREATE with a capital K.  In this class the students
learn about the many different materials that are used for painting, drawing collaging, and
almost anything else they can imagine. 
12 classes $300 (includes materials)

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Thank you Jen!

 Thank yous go out to Jen and everyone who joined us for the fabulous workshops.  Above are some of the stab-stitches we learned in the afternoon workshop.  Below is the book my 5 year old daughter sweet talked Jen into making for her.  Smart child.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Please Join Us for Student Art Shows!

Please visit Red Bow and see what all our young artists have been creating! 
Monday Drawing/Painting 4:45pm
Tuesday Drawing/Painting 4pm
Wednesday Fiddling Fingers 3pm
Wednesday Portfolio 5pm
Thursday Drawing/Painting 5pm

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

5th Annual Sea Cliff Arts Council Holiday Boutique

Please join Red Bow at the 5th annual Sea Cliff Arts Council Holiday Boutique this Saturday Dec 4, 11am - 5pm. It will be held at Sea Cliff Village Hall, 300 Sea Cliff Avenue (at Central Avenue).

Enjoy a pleasant shopping experience for hand made goods by your favorite Sea Cliff artists and artisans, which will include a fabulous selection of fine quality, unique gifts including pottery, photography, art, knits, silk scarves, soaps and scrubs, jewelry and more!
While in Sea Cliff, don't miss the Mutual Concerns Committee Annual Holiday House Tour, a popular tour featuring various styles of homes in this quaint village. The boutique is included in the house tour but also open to the public.
From the Glen Cove Record Pilot:
The Ninth Annual Sea Cliff Holiday House Tour, sponsored by the Mutual Concerns Committee, will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Participants will have the opportunity to stroll through five unique private residences decorated for the holidays and enjoy a delicious light lunch. Holiday boutiques will be available as well as the newest exhibit at the Sea Cliff Museum. All proceeds will be used by the MCC to provide nourishing meals and holiday baskets for those in need. MCC also sponsors a senior lunch program, where twice a week, seniors enjoy a full program of activities, companionship and a nutritious lunch. Tickets are $30. Children under 12 are not permitted. For tickets and info, call or visit Sherlock Homes Realty, 305 Sea Cliff Ave, Sea Cliff, 671-1717.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Garland Workshop Encore

We've had some requests to hold the garland workshop on a weeknight, so on Thursday December 3rd from 7pm-9pm we will be making garlands at Red Bow. Please call or email the studio if you'd like to participate. $25 per person

Monday, November 15, 2010

Jen Shaffer Returns for more Bookbinding Saturday December 11!

 I am pleased to announce that Jen Shaffer's October workshops were such a success, that she will return to Red Bow to teach two more bookbinding workshops in December. To sign up please call or email Red Bow Studio.

Accordion Fold Albums!

Create 2 photo albums! In this workshop you will learn how to cover bookboards
with book cloth, and how ribbon placement can change the page count and
binding of an accordion fold album. You will have a variety of bookcloth
colors and and ribbons to chose from. We'll make a large photo album that
can hold 8 4x6 photos (black paper used within), and a mini photo album that
can hold 8 photo-booth sized photos.

Cost: $40 per person
Time: 2 hours (10am-noon)

 Stab-bound Journals!

In this workshop you will create an over-size journal (9-1/2 x 12-1/2 inches) that can
be used as a sketch book, and we'll also make a smaller journal (6 x 4
inches). We¹ll be binding both books using the centuries-old Japanese stab
binding technique (it¹s not as violent as it sounds!). Multiple punching
guides and thread will be provided for both journals, allowing you to create
books that are completely you. The over-size journal covers will be
cardstock, which will be available in a variety of colors, and the interior
pages will be white (30 pages total). The smaller journal covers will be
made with handmade paper, made in Minnesota by Cave Paper, and the interior
pages are off-white (25 pages). Additional journal kits will be available
for purchase after the workshop.

Cost:         $40 per person
Time:         3 hours (2-5pm)

Sunday, October 24, 2010

What to Do With a Brand New Book

Recently Red Bow Studio hosted a wonderful bookmaking workshop taught by Jen Shaffer.  One of our regulars, Fran, attended the workshop and made a fabulous hardbound sketchbook.  I was lucky enough to peek inside of her sketchbook today and to my surprise, it was filled with lovely sketches!
I always find that it is very difficult to begin drawing or writing in a brand new sketchbook (or blank book).  Where do you begin?  How will the drawings ever be as beautiful as the book itself?  I have to admit, the book I made is still sitting on the shelf, empty of inspiration.
Fran has blossomed at Red Bow...

I can't get enough of all her writing and painting and am so thankful she let me share all of her super-inspirational art.
In a nutshell...Fran is on fire!
Thank you Fran for all of the inspiration!!
Red Bow will be hosting two more workshops by Jen Shaffer on Saturday, December 11th.  Red Bow hosts adult art journaling classes every Tuesday night 7-9pm and Thursday morning 10am-noon at the studio.  Everyone is welcome to join!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Lovely Cutout Artwork

 abstract painting by Grace
Classes at the studio have been filling up and it's wonderful to watch all of the artwork being generated by our young artistes. The craft hole punches have been a hit with everyone young and old. Who doesn't love a bunch of patterned hearts, stars, and crowns floating around a studio? The young hands have been getting a workout with all of the hole punching being done. One child sat for a good hour punching out a design on one piece of paper, which he turned into a very creative monster. It's wonderful to have all of the positive energy traveling through the studio everyday. Thank you to all who are involved.
If you are far away and not able to visit the studio, you can still craft punch at home. Martha Stewart makes fabulous craft punches that you can find everywhere from Michael's (be sure you get the 40% coupon out of your local circular) or you may get lucky and find them at T.J. Maxx or Tuesday Morning for a fraction of the price.  Good punching!
fingerprint painting by Ruby
rainbow painting by Maya

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Garland Workshop Sunday October 24, 3-5pm

On Sunday, October 24 at 3pm Red Bow will offer a garland making workshop.  You will learn how to punch out the shapes, glue them together, and string them up, so that you can make lovely decorations for your home to use over the holidays or all year round.  Please call or email the studio to sign up.
Workshop cost: $25 (includes all materials)

Monday, October 18, 2010

Weekend Workshop Schedule

Hello All- Here is the tentative Fall Workshop Schedule.  I will be posting more information about each workshop in the near future, but I wanted to get the schedule out to everyone.  Most adult workshops will be taking place on Sunday afternoons from 3-5pm, so that they don't interfere with weekend plans.  Workshops that involve children will take place Saturday mornings 10-noon.  Workshops are limited to 6-8 people due to space size As always, please call or email the studio if you have any questions.

Adult Workshops Sundays 3pm-5pm
October 24            Garland Workshop
November 7          Create your own Rubber Stamp and Print It Workshop
November 14        Watercolor Workshop- Create a Watercolor Inspired by Tarot Reading
December 5           Glass Glitter Workshop
December 11         Create A Book Workshops With Jen Shaffer
December 12         Card & Tag Stamp Printing Workshop
Parent & Child Workshops 10am-Noon
November 13        Decoupage a Cigar Box
December 18        Card and Tag Printing Workshop

Thursday, October 7, 2010

My Little Geurilla Marketers

If you've visited Red Bow lately, you might have said "Hi" to a little girl in the doorway who greets everyone passing by. If you're lucky, you might stop by and find Little T and her friend A playing an impromptu concert on the stoop. This is Little T's way of letting the world know about Red Bow Studio. She's a big fan of guerrilla marketing and hands out Red Bow magnets to all who visit the studio.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010


To all who visited us at Sea Cliff Mini Mart this past weekend- THANK YOU!  It was wonderful to see so many new faces and talk to so many people involved in art.  Hopefully it will generate more buzz about the studio, as I love to see new faces!    Thank you to Jen of Painted Fish Studio for joining me at my booth.  She has a wonderful product and lots of interesting conversation, so not once did I look at my watch all day!

If you'd like more information about what's going on, call or email.  I hope to post the upcoming workshop schedule this week.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Fall 2010 Calendar

Red Bow Studio Calendar 2010

Drawing/Painting (3-5 grade)

Drawing/Painting (K-2 grade)

Adult Art Journaling

Fiddling Fingers (ages 2-4)

Portfolio (6-12 grade)

Drawing/Painting (K-2 grade)

                       10am-noon       Adult Art Journaling

First day of Fall Art Classes

Bookbinding Workshops

Mini Mart

Columbus Day- studio closed

Thanksgiving Week- studio closed

Drawing/Painting Show

Portfolio Show

Art Journaling Show

Drawing/Painting Show

Students are allowed to reschedule up to two classes.  Each class will host an art show at the end of the class session and everyone is invited to see their artwork!  The studio is opened by appointment (or chance) on Fridays-Sundays.  Workshops will be added to the schedule.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Art Journaling

Ladybug drawings by Zimra
At Red Bow I have a class focused on jump-starting inspiration called "Art Journaling".  Each week a different project is presented and then each participant executes it in the way they see fit.  I try to keep each project fairly mysterious until class time, so that people don't think about what they are going to do before hand- I like to keep the work spontaneous so that it leave more room for experimentation.
Fireflies by Fran
Last Tuesday I asked people to bring an object that means something to them; something they liked.  When they arrived at the studio the contents of the collage boxes were strewn about the tables and I asked people to pick out ten pieces of paper about 5"x5" in size.  Participants picked out wallpaper scraps, tissue paper, old calendar pages, children's book pages, and many other paper items.  Once everyone had their own pile of paper, we began to draw our objects with pens, pencils, charcoal, and other drawing media.

The focus of this project was to practice our drawing skills through repetition and to see how different writing media translates on different types of paper.

It was another wonderful workshop with chatting and decompressing after a long workday.  If you would like to read more about art journaling classes, you can read more at Fran's blog, We Three 3
Bears by Patricia

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Impromptu Block Printing Workshop Tonight 7pm

Tonight Red Bow will be hosting an impromptu (aka last minute) workshop on block printing. If you would like to join us, please RSVP via email or phone. The workshop will begin at 7pm sharp and run till around 9pm. $20 per person including materials (pictured below- the block and stationary are yours to keep).

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Bookbinding Workshops

On Saturday, October 2nd, Red Bow Studio will be offering two bookbinding workshops taught by the wonderful Jen of Painted Fish Studio.  If you are interested in enrolling in a workshop, please call (516) 676-4324 or email theredbowstudio at gmail dot com and we will send you more information about the workshops.  We can accommodate up to 10 people per workshop.

Morning Stab-Bound Journal and Album Workshop (10-noon)
In this workshop you will re-use paper to create a journal and a photo album from one of the best! Jen will teach you how to bind both books using the centuries-old Japanese stab binding technique- a beautiful and decorative finish that enhances any hand bound book. In addition, she will teach you how to cover book boards, another invaluable technique for a serious bookbinder.
$25 per person + $5 materials fee

Afternoon Hard-Bound Journal Workshop (2-5pm)
In the second workshop, Jen will teach you how to make a hard-bound journal. You’ll create an over-size book by hand, perfect for writing or visual journaling! Jen will show you how to construct the book block, how to apply paper and book cloth to the cover boards, and how to fit it all together. There will be a variety of book cloth colors and cover papers to chose from (a paper lover's heaven).  You'll learn how to make hard bound journal in the workshop, and then you'll be able to take your new skills home to create thousands more!
$25 per person + $10 materials fee

About the instructor

Jen Shaffer was introduced to bookbinding in college, and continues to take classes at Minnesota Center for Book Arts to learn new skills. She sells her work on, in shops around the Twin Cities, and at the occasional craft fair. When she's not at her day job, you'll find Jen hunched over the dining room table, designing and producing functional books, or creating fun cards by hand. You can find Jen online at, where she writes about creativity and the projects she's working on.

Read an interview with Jen Shaffer.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Fall Classes

Sign-ups are still available.  Depending on when you enroll, class prices are pro-rated.  Red Bow Studio is a small artist space located in Sea Cliff, Long Island which offers art classes to children and adults.

Mondays 4-5:30pm for 3rd-5th graders
Tuesdays 3-4:30pm for K-2nd graders

Thursdays 4-5:30pm for K-2nd graders
In this class we have FUN while learning the basics of drawing and painting with all sorts of media.  Projects are based around the fundamentals of art, such as line, value, form, and perspective, but the student will have such a great time creating they will have no idea that they are actually learning!  Open to all levels of artists.
12 classes $300 (includes all materials)

 Wednesdays 4-5:30pm for 6-12th graders
In this class students will work on projects centered on fine tuning their artistic skills and creating a comprehensive portfolio.  They will focus on style and theme as they work with all types of media to achieve their goals and create their "perfect" portfolio.
12 classes $300 (includes all materials)

Wednesdays 2:30pm-3:30pm for 2-4 year olds
In this class we learn all about art and the tools to create it.  Every week we have a different project that will introduce your youngster to paints, scissors, pencils, and many other artist's tools, all without you having to worry about a mess! (Let us do that for you.)
12 classes $300 (includes all materials)

Tuesday 7pm-9pm
Thursday 10am-Noon
Let all of your daily obligations and worries fly out the window for an hour (or two) and come create at Red Bow Studio.  In this workshop participants will be given their own sketchbook and each Tuesday we will work with a different medium and inspiration to help spark our creativity.  Projects will include painting, printmaking, collage, drawing, charcoal, and other processes that might suit our fancy.  The focus of this class is to let yourself go and to fill a sketchbook with raw ideas that can be used in the future.  This workshop is open to anyone who is willing to pick up a pencil or paintbrush and create.  (A sense of humor is always welcome and much appreciated!)  
$150 for 8 classes + $20 materials fee
The adult art journaling workshops are ongoing and you have a free reign of schedule.  Show up as much or as little as you like.

If you have any questions or would like to enroll in any of the above classes, please email theredbowstudio at gmail dot com or call (516) 676-4324.

If the above class schedule doesn't work for you or if you would like more attention, private art lessons are available, please inquire if interested.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Sea Cliff Woman's Business Coalition

Red Bow Studio is proud to host the first Sea Cliff Woman's Business Coalition meeting on August 17th from 9:30am-10:30am. If you are interested in attending, please call the studio at 676-4324 or Adrienne at 776-8569.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

My Journey through Journaling at Red Bow

Just look at what I was able to do my very first class...
One rainy day in April, a friend and I stopped in to Red Bow studio to say hello and ask if we could post something in the window for the Sea Cliff Beach committee.  After spending five minutes with Patricia and absorbing the creativity, warmth and beauty of her Red Bow studio and all of her work, I was hooked.  I wanted to do more, learn more, explore in more depth the part of me that I had been neglecting for quite some time.

I asked Patricia if she could help me and she told me about the journaling class she was about to start up.  Immediately, I signed up.  So, for the past several Tuesdays from 7 - 9 pm, I visit with Patricia and several other creative women at Red Bow and we work on projects that we post to our journal.

At first, I was very nervous - could I do what Patricia was asking us to do?  Will it turn out poorly?  With some gentle instruction, a little lesson in watercolors, brushes and techniques, I created some of the most beautiful images that I have ever created.  Patricia suggested how to enhance what I began and was so supportive of me.

Over the course of 5 weeks, I have had the pleasure of creating with Patricia and her other 'students', both very young and older and everyone leaves with a smile on their face, a little peace in their heart and several lovely images in their journal.

For those who desire to tap that maybe-forgotten inner creative genius, I highly recommend the Tuesday night journaling workshop.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

An Artist at Work

A popular face at the studio lately has been one of Kit.  He's been taking lessons to enhance his portfolio and his time and effort have paid off!
Above is "Critter Towers" from day one of class and below is "Cityscape" which Kit will donate to the LI Artworks fundraiser which all are welcome to attend!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Art Journaling 7/6

Tonight's class is on and we'll be collaging.  Bring odds and ends from around your home that you might want to incorporate into your sketchbook (ticket stubs, pictures, drawings).  The workshop begins at 7pm.  Do not hesitate to bring your own beverages- cheese plate provided.  Air conditioning should be up and running as well:)

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Ladies Night Tonight 6/30

Tonight at Red Bow Studio we will be painting rocks and shells with acrylic paint.  Please come and join us!  $15 per person.  We have rocks at the studio, but if you have special ones you'd like to paint, please bring them along.

After they are painted and dried we will coat them with a satin varnish so that they can be used indoors or outdoors and won't get ruined.  It's great to put a group of these in a clear vase to hold your flowers.  Feel free to bring your own beverages, there will be a small tray of hors d'oeuvres served.

Any questions please email or call (516) 676-4324

The above rocks were inspired by the super Geninne. Go to her blog to see many more fabulous creative ideas and her lovely work!

Friday, June 25, 2010

Summer Afternoon Art Classes

Classes begin Monday, June 28!

You can call or email us at

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Sketchbooking Workshops- Tuesdays 7pm-9pm and Thursdays 10am-Noon

We have added a Thursday morning Art Journaling class to the schedule!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Ladies Night 6/16 Postponed

The wishing wheel ladies night is postponed to Friday, June 18th at 7pm.  If you are interested in attending, please email theredbowstudio at gmail dot com or call (516) 676-4324.  This class was inspired by jackie  who sent this to Painted Fish Studio.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Ladies Nights

Please join us in June for a series of ladies nights. Workshops will begin at 7pm and continue until everyone has finished their project (or wine;). All prices include materials and light hors d’oeuvres. Each workshop is intended to be super casual and fun, and a way to meet other ladies in the community. The first workshop is Wednesday, so mark your calendars! Everyone is welcome. Please email to sign up or call (516) 676-4324.

June 16
Wishing Wheels $15
In this workshop we will create wishing wheels, which can also be used to list your goals or any other list of ideas.  You can make a wheel for dad listing all the wonderful things you love about him.

June 23
Garlands $20
In this workshop we will create party garlands, which can be used to decorate a houseplant or hung in any room to jazz it up.  They are a fun way to personalize parties as well.

June 30
Painted Rocks & Shells $15
In this workshop we will use acrylic to paint designs on found rocks and shells.  They can be used for decorations, gifts, in a clear vase to hold flowers- the uses are endless.  Bring a huge rock to paint and you can use it as a garden decoration or a doorstop!

Mommy/Daddy & Me

We will be offering Mommy/Daddy & Me classes Monday mornings from 10am to 11am (or longer depending on turnout).  The fee is $10 per child.  The classes will be focused on exploring the tools and materials in the studio, so that your little one can learn about the wonders of creating.  We might paint with watercolors, collage with a glue stick, practice making holes with a hole punch, and many other fun activities.  The bonus is you can go home to a clean house (depending on how you left it of course!).  Drop-ins are welcome.  Classes begin June 14th.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Ice Cold Lemonade

Last weekend Red Bow participated in the Sea Cliff Garage Sale Day and our big hit was the homemade ice tea and lemonade sold by our very young entrepreneurs. One customer said,"I don't want lemonade, but here's a dollar because you two are so cute".    Thank you to everyone who stopped in!