Friday, July 26, 2013

fairy fun in the studio

A delightful group of Fairy furniture makers
 joined me in the studio today.
 They made canopy beds with soft, 
mossy mattresses and flower pillows,
 nursed owies with ice packs (hot glue guns are really HOT!)
 crafted twig sofas with crow feather upholstery,
and rustic chairs and tables with birch bark accents,
 made observation towers, and rafts for the fairies to
 float down the river on,

and got just a little bit goofy with all that fairy magic in the air!

(click on photos to enlarge)
All in all, I think the Fairies will be very pleased with their new furnishings!

There's still time to sign up for more Fairy workshops
 and other classes.
Click here to see the list and the schedule: Summer Classes

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

new in the Etsy shop!

Those Wascally Wabbits and goofy little owls are back in the Camp Cactus Etsy shop!
Check them out here

Friday, July 5, 2013

summer classes at Camp Cactus Studio

Fanciful Fairy Furniture
Come to the studio and use twigs and moss and leaves and flowers to build a tiny chair or bed or table (or whatever else you might be inspired to create to furnish a Fairy house or garden).
Set your imagination free and let it fly!
All materials provided, but feel free to bring your own materials for embellishments like acorns, moss and leaves from your garden.
Sorry, this class is now closed.
Friday, July 26th     2-4 pm            $25
Ages 7 - 107  •  Class size is limited  •  Preregistration required

Walking Tour of Hollywood Fairy Houses 

Did you know the Hollywood neighborhood is a hotbed of Fairy homebuilding? It's true! Tiny Fairy dwellings are popping up all over the neighborhood these days, and we'll take you on a guided tour, pointing out the most beautiful and secret architecture you've ever seen! You'll get a cool map upon which you can mark the locations of these fantastical homes so you can come back for a visit with your friends.
The tour will start out at Camp Cactus Studio and we'll walk around the neighborhood, ending up back at Camp Cactus, where we'll have a snack and look at pictures and books with photos of Fairy buildings from all over the world.
The tour is open to ages 6 and up, but you must be able to walk a fair distance (about a mile in all). Children under six are free with an accompanying (paying) adult.

Friday, August 2nd    2-4 pm            $25
Ages 6 and up  •  Class size is limited  •  Preregistration required

 (This class is now closed)

Fantastical Fairy Architecture

Along with our imagination, we'll use natural, recycled and found materials to design and build tiny dwellings for those magical beings who live all around us. Feel free to bring materials from your own garden, such as pinecones, acorns or seed pods.
We'll provide ample building materials for everyone.
This three-hour class is open to everyone ages 7-107.

Friday, August 9th     1-4 pm    $35
Ages 7-107  •  Class size is limited  •  Preregistration required

(This class is now closed)

Make your own 'zine!

Learn how to put together your very own, one of a kind graphic novel, picture book or flip book. You'll learn how to tell your story, edit, illustrate and lay out a book.

This class is two sessions:

Friday, August 16th     1-4 pm   
Saturday, August 17th     10 am - noon    $50
Ages 6 - 14  •  Class size is limited  •  Preregistration required

(This class is now closed)

You can click on the "add to cart" button below each class to register and pay online, or email Jane for a registration form: campcactusmail{at}

Thursday, July 4, 2013

coming soon!

I'll be posting the summer class schedule here later on this the meantime, have a safe and happy Independence Day!