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January 20, 2011

Artsy Mel”™s Destination for Creation

Artsy Mel's shopfront

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Newly opened in the Valley is a specialized Art Class store and handmade treasures boutique, named “˜Artsy Mel”™s Destination for Creation.”™Â  Run by a savvy mother and daughter team, Melody and Charmel Green, Artsy Mel”™s Destination for Creation is expressly designed to be a destination location and much-needed arty sanctuary in LA”™s San Fernando Valley.

The first of its kind, and located in Chatsworth (9745 Mason Avenue, Chatworth CA, 91311), this store offers an abundance of one-of-a kind handmade clothing, knick-knacks and jewelry, as well as offering creative classes to develop and hone your own arty-crafty skills.

Here they plan to cater to all sorts of interests by offering many different kinds of classes. The cute and cosy space will also be available for bookings to stage mixers and private parties.  Simply stated, Melody and Charmel are creating a therapeutic community hang out for women and kids of all ages (men and boys are also welcome) to learn and share their talents with others.

It”™s exciting stuff!

Charmel Green - manager & partner

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Classes are available now in decorative painting, one-stroke painting technique*, glass painting and beading.

*One-stroke painting is a decorative painting technique that concentrates on loading the brush instead of employing traditional theories of light and dark.

Beginner”™s classes in Decorative Painting technique will commence in March, 2011. Dates & times TBA.

Samples will be available at the Grand Opening, mid March (info below).

Come and join the fun!

EVENTS:

A Valentine”™s Day Tea Party and Art Class will take place on Saturday, February 5th, between 10am and 3pm.

The fee for the class will be $35.00, and this will include lunch and all of your supplies for four (4) Valentine’s-themed projects.

This is a great opportunity to spend the day with your Mom/Daughter/Sister/Friends”¦. Kids are welcome!

The projects will include the making of:

a lavender sachet,

a Valentine card,

a floral arrangement, and

a painted Valentine project.

Call to make your reservation (818) 998-MELS (6357).

EVENTS:

The Grand Opening of Artsy Mel”™s Destination for Creation will be an open house event.

Sunday, March 13th, from 1pm until 8pm.

There will be a silent auction, appetizers, wine, specialized art classes and fun during the event.

9745 Mason Avenue,

Chatsworth, CA 91311

phone: (818) 998-MELS (6357)

CLASSES:

Melody and Charmel are reaching out to find out what types of classes people may be interested in exploring and attending.
Potential classes will include some of the following topics:

1.      Scrap Book making

2.      Decorative Painting

3.      Stenciling

4.      Kids Crafts workshop

5.      Originating your Family Tree

6.      Writing Your Own Life Story

7.      Jewelry Making

8.      Herbology studies

9.      The marvelous world of Essential Oils and their curative properties

10.  How to set up a Blog

11.  How to set up a dating profile

12.  Social Networking – how to set up & maintain an e-mail account/Facebook Page/Twitter account

13.  Nutrition

14.  Crochet

15.  Knitting

16.  Quilting

17.  Floral Arrangement

18.  Star Booking

19.  Furniture Painting and decoration

20.  Greeting Card Making

21.  Cake Decorating

22.  Make-up application/tips

23.  Hair styling techniques

24.  Art Therapy

25.  Oil Painting

26.  Yoga

27.  Self Defense  (various disciplines TBA)

Each of these classes will be affordably priced between $15.00-$35.00, with an average duration of three hours (depending on the class and instructor).

They are hoping to reach out to the public and discover what types of classes people may be interested in, as well as meet any teachers you may know to send their way.

Readers are welcome to respond by indicating in the comments section as to which category they might be interested in.  Feel free to comment or call the store if you have other suggestions – they are open to everything!

Artsy Mel”™s Destination for Creation

9745 Mason Avenue,

Chatsworth, CA 91311

phone: (818) 998-MELS (6357)

Report by Pauline Adamek

Pauline Adamek
Pauline Adamek
Pauline Adamek is a Los Angeles-based arts enthusiast with twenty-five years' experience covering International Film Festivals and reviewing new Theatre, Film and Restaurants.

2 Comments

  1. Cheri Edwards says:

    I was wondering if you will be having any classes on glass painting? I currently paint on glass and am always looking for newer techniques. I am looking for more idea’s for things to paint for my Boutique’s.
    My friend Christine talked to you and said you will be having a class on the 16th, do I need to sign up or can I just show up? I’m very excited to finally have a shop opening up.
    Good Luck to you,
    Cheri

  2. Pauline Adamek says:

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    Hi Cheri,

    Thanks so much for your comment and interest. I have passed your comment & info along to the store owner, Charmel, but I also suggest you follow up yourself by calling the store.

    phone: (818) 998-MELS (6357)

    Also, feel free to comment again and include a weblink to your boutique.