Open Paint – Sat Nov 17 2018 – Card Making Pendant Making Facebook

If you’re interested in painting, drawing, and illustrating, we have the perfect Saturday lined up! It’ll be a great time with laughter, conversation, creativity, and the space to stretch out! It’s an open paint! All are welcome, including the public, family, and friends! It’s free!

If the weather is nice out, visitors can also embark on an Uxbridge sketch walk. We have the maps all ready.

Cardmaking / Pendant Making Hands-On Workshop 10am-noon
In addition to the open paint, we will be doing a hands-on workshop from 10am to noon on making cards from your 4×6 artwork. This workshop will demonstrate a variety of ways of taking your 4×6 artwork – either an original or a print – and then turning that into a greeting card. If you want to make your own cards out of your own 4×6 artwork, which you would bring with you, there would be a charge for the supplies, based on the actual cost of the items. It ranges from 30 cents to $1 per card.

Here’s some of the supplies we’ll have on hand:

Plymouth Nature Collection frame
Plymouth Ivory Collection frame
Plymouth Spring Collection frame
Plymouth Summer Collection frame

Strathmore white emboss mount

Juvale Kraft Paper frame

White 5×7 plain cards + envelopes

5.44×7.25 plastic bags

I’ll also bring the items for making pendants, rings, and earrings. Here are some examples:

Here are the supplies so you can see what the costs are. You just pay base price for what you use. MAKE SURE YOU EMAIL ME YOUR ARTWORK JPG BEFOREHAND. That way I can print it for you in the right size! I need to bring the printouts in with me on Saturday – I won’t have a printer there.


set of 12 trays plus 12 domes –
$10.90 = $0.91 cents each

set of 50 necklace strings –
$11.05 = $0.22 cents each


Set of 105 key chain clasps –

$9.59 = $0.09 cents each

So either $1.03 for a necklace version or $1.00 for a key chain version.



set of 40 (20 pair) earrings –
$17.95 = $0.90 cents a pair

100 12mm rounds for the earrings –
$12.88 = $0.26 cents for two

Earrings are $1.16 per pair total


Ring (they’re out of oval, so we’ll do round)

Ring – set of 10 ring 25mm –
$12.99 = $1.30 per ring

25mm glass dome set of 100 –
$11.99 = $0.12 per ring

Rings are $1.42 per finished ring

Note if you are making these at home that you NEED DIAMOND GLAZE which I’ll have at the gallery for free use:

All attendees get a free copy of my how-to ebook.

Facebook Hands-On Workshop 1-3pm
Facebook is incredibly powerful for artists. Bring your smartphone, tablet, or laptop and I’ll help you get set up. We have free WiFi in the gallery.

All BVAA members can get a free copy of Lisa Shea’s book on merchandising your artwork. It covers these topics and more. Just let Lisa know if you’re interested in getting your copy!

Saturday, November 17rd, 2018
10am – 3pm

BVAA Alternatives Uxbridge Community Gallery
5 South Main Street
Uxbridge, MA 01569

Our Saturdays at the gallery include an open paint session where all styles of art are warmly welcome. Whether you’re 12 or 102, whether you’re a new beginner or a seasoned artist, we would love to have you. It’s completely free to participate in the open paint. You can bring your own paints or we’ll have watercolors and brushes to share.

There is a TON of free parking immediately next to this building. It is fully and easily handicapped accessible.

BVAA Alternatives Uxbridge Community Art Gallery Information

Feel free to show up for some or all of the day to paint. Some come for just the morning, some for the afternoon, and some for the entire time. There are several options on the same block to grab lunch if you’d like. We also bring in a pizza and those who want slices chip in a few dollars.

Ask with any questions – we’d love to have you join us!

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