Shishi's School of Fun Arts
Caution..Artist at Play
Confidence and Connection through Creative Arts
In this issue...
Looking for Stress Relief?
Jewelry Making Classes
Art Journal Book Making Classes
Sat Afternoon Workshops
Shishi Designs
E. T. Wright Building
Studio 401B
379 Liberty St.
Rockland, Massachusetts 02370
Reiki Sessions
I am available to give Reiki treatments by appt. Feel free to give me a call to make an appointment.

"Whatever you can do or dream you can begin it. Boldness has a genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now" J.W. Goethe

School of Fun Arts Newsletter
Sept 10 2010
Creativity lowers stress and builds Confidence.
Creative and Fun art classes can give you a sense of connection to your inner world. They let you express yourself through color, texture and touch.
With each stroke of the brush, stitch of the needle, strand of create a connection to your dreams and desires. This is where healing takes place and where you find your "true north".
"I don't want to get to the end of my life and find that I lived just the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well. "

Come live the "width" of your life and learn a new Fun Art! Classes Start next week.


Shirley (Shishi) McGann Can you believe it....Summer has ended! Fall is soon upon us and we will be looking for some fun activities to get us through the next season.

I am happy to say that I am expanding my ciriculum and including some new workshops and classes that promise to be interesting. I have been gathering new techniques and thinking about my journey as an artist and wondering...
"How does creativity heal and why does art-making matter?"
My connections with other artists and students have been amazing this past year and I feel connected with the community here in the Rockland area and also the on-line community.
For the past 8 months I have been busy with 2 on-line marketing classes that have helped me to put things in order. They made me look at my art-making skills as something that needed to be shared with others.
So it is with Enthusiasm that I write this.....and it is with Courage that I "EMERGE".

"The act of creating starts with the act of doing. The rest will come. "


Looking for Stress Relief?
Fun Art can help. 3 Reasons why:
  1. Creativity Heals Stress
  2. Busy Hands...calm mind
  3. Feeling of Accomplishment
It has been proven that when your hands are busy with a repetitive task your mind is free to listen more intensly...relax more readily...and create a feeling of calm and peace of mind.
Who wouldn't want that!
Come and join us as we begin the Fall session. Take a class and learn a new technique, Make new conections...and get rid of that Stress!
Live the Width of your Life!
Hands Knitting New Fall Schedule !
Jewelry Making 1............ 4 wks $125
Friday nites Sept 17, 24, Oct 1, 8
This class is for students who want to learn the basics while working on a project of their choice. You will learn how to use tools and supplies which will allow you to create necklaces, earrings, bracelets and more. Basics of bead design and stringing techniques will be explored. Different clasp attaching, crimping, and other closures will be shown. This is a great beginner class but intermediates are welcome. Tools will be supplied.
Monday Night Knitting

Knitting Monday Evenings ....7-9:00

Intermediate knitting 14 wks $167

5wks $65

drop-in $15

his class is for students who are comfortable with the basics. You will be encouraged to learn new techniques while working on a project of your choice and will be assisted in expanding your creativity. Try a new color combination, new pattern, or a more textural knitting technique. This class will inspire you to try something new..... or add a little pizzazz to a project that needs some punch.
Two weeks in Oct there will be no knitting....Oct 18 and Oct 25

...I will be on vacation...going to Sante Fe to do some painting, weaving and photography.

Art Journal-bookmaking Class
4 week intensive course
Make this beautiful Journal to hold your thoughts, sketches, photos, memories.
Each book will be unique. We begin by applying color with paint to artist grade paper and embellishing the pages with several fun and expressive techniques. We then bind the book, decorate the cover, create a closure and tab the pages.
This is a 4 weekintensive course. Cost $167
Some materials and tools supplied. Supply list sent upon payment.
Thursday nights...Sept 16, 23, 30, Oct 7th

Saturday Afternoon Workshops 1- 4:30

Last 1/2 hr...
unwinding session
$ 67
These are intensive classes. Much information will be covered. Be prepared to get hands-on, one on one learning.

Space Limited to 6 people. Materials Fee applies to some workshops

Jewelry Alchemy Class: Sat Sept 18

We'll transform our old broken bits into fabulous NEW one-of-a-kind jewelry. Bring your orphaned relics, beads, chains, buttons, medals...whatever is special to you. create some new looks! Bring any metalsmithing tools you may have. (Pliers, wirecutters)

Additional supplies and beads available for purchase.

Altered Books: Sat Sept 25

Using paint, stencils, stamps, we will change a book into a one of a kind art journal using many wonderful techniques. materials fee $12

Fabulous Art Journals: Sat Oct 2

This is an introduction class where you will explore many techniques using paint + paper to create pages and a cover. A simple sewn binding will attach them.
Materials fee $20

Wire working jewelry: Sat Oct 9

Learn the fun art of wirework. We will be forming and hammering wire... learning to manipulate it into different shapes for earrings, pendants, or bracelets.
Materials fee $15

Altered Photos: Sat Oct 16

Create small works of Art by sanding, painting, stamping your photos. Materials fee $15...AWESOME! Great to put in frames, scrapebooks, or art journals.

Yarn Dyeing: Sat Oct 30

Create your own handpainted yarn using dyes. Bring white 100% wool...dyes will be supplied.
Materials fee $8

"You're never going to get to any final place... so, we want to remind you to relax and start having fun on the way. Abraham Hicks
Follow up Links
Questions call.... 781-526-3763
Please e-mail me to register. Thanks!
Save 25%
Sign up for a fall recieve 25% off any jewelry purchase!
Coupon must be printed and presented with payment. Please feel free to share the offer with friends and family.
Offer Expires: Oct 31, 2010
Save 10%
Sign up for 2 Sat workshops and save 10% on both workshops. That's a savings of $13!
Coupon must be printed and presented with payment. Please feel free to share the offer with friends and family.
Offer Expires: Oct 6th