1861 Fruitville Rd, Sarasota, FL 34236, US
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The Artful Giraffe

Welcome! Art/Gift Gallery & Pottery Studio in Sarasota

September Classes

 Come join us for a creative art class...or two! Relax, have some fun, and leave with a cool piece of artwork!! Bring a friend or meet new friends! We are all about having fun here at The Artful Giraffe!!  


NOTICE: For the remainder of September until October 2nd we will be closed on Sundays and Mondays unless a private appointment of Pottery Painting is made. (Minimum of 10 participants) 

  

3 Wire-Wrapped Bangle Bracelets

Date and Time: Tuesday September 4  5:30 - 7:30 PM  

Instructor:  Sandy Light

Price: $50 ($40 class fee + $10 material fee)

In this adventurous class, participants will create 3 wire wrapped bangle bracelets (as pictured) with gorgeous Swarovski crystals wrapped into the bangle bracelets. This class is for all levels and types of people looking to sparkle up their life with beautiful handmade jewelry. The Artful Giraffe and Sandy look forward to seeing you there!

 

 

 

2 Wire-Wrapped Rings

Date and Time: Tuesday September 11 5:30 - 7:30 PM

Instructors: Sandy Light 

Price: $50 ($40 class fee + $10 material fee)

These beautifully wire wrapped rings feature a multifaceted crystal bead (10-12 mm) of any color of your choosing upon arrival to the class! Create to your heart's desire with Sandy Light! The Artful Giraffe looks forward to seeing you there!

 

 

Coil Bowl (Animals or Freestyle)

Date and Time: Wednesday September 12 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM 

Instructor: Jimmie Irelan

Price: $60 ($45 class fee + $15 material fee)


Did you miss it last time? Coil bowls are back!


Join the amazing and talented local Sarasota artist, Jimmie Irelan, as she guides you through a two class workshop of creating and firing a coil bowl piece of pottery! You, the artist, are free to follow the animal coil boil template or you can run wild with your heart's desires and go freestyle! Participants will be led through the process by our lovely instructor Jimmie! The Artful Giraffe is happy to return this class after receiving rave reviews and high demand for it's return!


**All coil bowls are safe to use as dinnerware/cereal bowls after completion!**

 

  

Beach 3D Acrylic Painting

Date and Time: Thursday September 13 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Instructor:  Diana Fava

Price: $50 ($40 class fee + $10 material fee)


Your instructor, Diana Fava, is a locally beloved painter whose excited to guide you through  a 3D acrylic painting of a beautiful beach! All levels are encouraged to paint with Diana Fava as she and The Artful Giraffe both believe art comes from within regardless of experience! The Artful Giraffe hopes to see you there!

  

 

Sea Glass Wire-Wrapped Pendant or Wire-Wrapped Earrings

Date and Time: Tuesday September 18 5:30 - 7:30 PM

Instructor: Sandy Light

Price: $50 ($40 class fee + $10 matrial fee)


Your instructor, Sandy, is here to guide all eager participants through a great wire-wrapping class to create beautiful sea glass jewelry! In the 2 hour class, you are to make either a sea glass pendant or a pair of beautiful and unique earrings! No two pieces are the same! All pieces are beautifully unique!


Find the beauty in the nature of the sea here at The Artful Giraffe.

 

Cigar Label Art

Date and Time: Thursday September 20 5:30 - 7:30 PM

Instructor: Joan Soloman

Price: $50 ($40 class fee + $10 material fee) 


Create a unique 8"x10" cigar label collage as pictured to the right! This class has finally returned to The Artful Giraffe and is ready for new excited faces! This is a must have for any man cave!

 

Wire-Wrapped Criss-Cross Bracelet with Swarovski Crystals

Date and Time: Saturday September 22 1:00 - 3:00 PM

Instructor: Sandy Light

Price: $50 ($40 class fee + $10 material fee)

 

Learn a new elegant technique in wire-wrapping jewelry design with Sandy Light incorporating Swarovski crystals of your choice in shape and color. This piece is great for a new personal hobby discovery or a beautiful, unique gift. The Artful Giraffe hopes to see you there

EVENT

Mote Marine Laboratory FUNDRAISER! 

Date and Time:  Saturday September 22 1:00 - 5:00 PM

BIG DEAL!  We are proudly teaming up with Mote to help address the significant challenges facing our oceans. Twenty percent of the event proceeds will be donated to Mote Marine Laboratory. The event will feature a Terrapin Sea Turtle designed to educate kids and adults alike! The event is designed to engage fundraiser participants in painting pottery pieces. Of that, as mentioned above, 20% of pottery profits will be donated to Mote Marine Laboratory.

  

Fabric Collages

Date and Time: Tuesday September 25 5:00 - 8:00 PM

Instructor:  Ellen G. Tishman 

Price:  $50 ($40 class fee + $10 material fee)   


Create one-of-a-kind fabric collages using bondaweb and other fusible web methods. Designs can be landscapes, abstracts, still-lifes or portraits. Finished works can be made into pillows, artworks, purses or anything else one can imagine! All materials supplied. No sewing experience required. Join us for this 3-hour workshop!  

Light snacks will be provided!

All of us from The Artful Giraffe hope to see you there! 

Follow Up of Coil Bowl (Animals or Freestyle)

Date and Time: Tuesday September 25 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Instructor:  Jimmie Irelan

Price: Included in Payment of 1st Class


After the fun that participants had creating the coil bowls on Sept. 12, all will now learn to glaze their pottery works of art to bring through the sparkle and shine in every artwork! The Artful Giraffe loves bringing the joys of pottery to all who want to learn.. we hope to see you there!

Bubble Pottery Painting

Date and Time: Thursday September 27 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Instructor:  Diana Fava

Price:  $50 


This incredibly unique project is a blast with friends and family! The technique of blowing bubbles mixed with paint creates an entirely one-of-a-kind painted piece of pottery with the unique designed pictured on the right! Led by the renowed local artist Diana Fava herself!

The Artful Giraffe can’t wait to see you there! 


EVENT

Fourth Friday FUNDRAISER

Date and Time: Friday September 28 5:00 - 9:00 PM

Instructor: Myakka State Park Interpretive Guide

Price:  Donations are greatly appreciated! 20% of pottery painting store profits will be donated to Myakka State Park.


This Fourth Friday is not one to be missed! Myakka State Park workers will be here with live alligators and alligator skulls to educate the local Sarasota community on Florida wildlife. Have fun learning while painting pottery! Light snacks and beverages will be provided! Family Friendly!

Shibori Scarves

Date and Time: Saturday September 29 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Instructor: Michelle Mason

Price: $60 ($40 class fee + $20 class fee)


Learn the traditional Japanese dying technique known as "Shibori", while making two gorgeous and eye-catching scarves. It is amazing to see the unique patterns that are created! Please wear painting clothes! The Artful Giraffe hopes to see you there!

Bottle Light Art - Halloween Theme

Date and Time: Tuesday October 2 5:00 - 7:30 PM

Instructor: Steve Lansley

Price: $50 ($40 class fee + $10 material fee)


Make up to 2 bottle lamp lights with the return of the fan favorite Bottle Lamp class instructed by Steve Lansley himself!  Steve Lansley will bring new life to any used bottle to become a giftable, portable work of art. If you wish to bring your own bottle or customized decorations to be put within your hazard free, LED-lit bottle, by all means, feel free to do so! We welcome any and all creative minds to explore the world of repurposed art with Steve and Nicole. The Artful Giraffe can’t wait to see you there!  

REMINDER

We wish to remind all citizens of Sarasota the importance of knowing how lucky we are to have the freedom to appreciate life and art alike. Therefore, The Artful Giraffe will take a short rest in honor of Labor Day weekend. Sunday and Monday (AKA the 2nd & 3rd of Sept.) are the days in which our shop will be closed. We apologize for the inconvenience but we hope to see you back the following Tuesday as we will reopen with our normal hours (10 AM - 5 PM). 


Keep a lookout for upcoming art classes as The Artful Giraffe is always are expanding our list of fabulous instructors and skills to be taught! 


 

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