Sunday, July 31, 2016

August is Fairy Month!

It's the last day of July, and I'm very excited that tomorrow kicks off Fairy Month at Camp Cactus Studio! We've got lots of magical fun to offer, from the annual Fairy House Walking Tour, to classes where you'll learn how to build Fairy houses, furniture, and gardens.

Fairy Month classes and tours are open to children of all ages, so bring your Pixie Dust and get creating!

Annual Hollywood Fairy House Tour
Get ready for the Fifth Annual Hollywood Fairy House Tour!
Join us on Saturday, August 6th or Sunday, August 14th for a fun guided tour of quaint and magical homes located in the neighborhood surrounding the studio.  Once again, the Fairies have been busy building in front yards, trees and under bushes all over Hollywood, and we'll supply you with a map and stories about the Fairy families who live in these homes.We'll start out at Camp Cactus Studio, and walk around the neighborhood, ending up back at Camp Cactus for a snack. I hope you can join us for this very special and magical event.  If we're lucky, we may even see a Fairy or two!   
 The tour is open to all ages, but you must be able to walk a fair distance (about a mile in all).  
New this year: special family rates!

Saturday, August 6th  (Sorry, this date is cancelled)
Sunday, August 14th  1-3 pm          (Registration for this tour is now closed)
All ages. 
Please note: Children under 6 are free, 
but must be accompanied by a paying adult. 
Meet at Camp Cactus Studio, 4458 NE Brazee. The tours will begin 15 minutes after the hour. See you there!

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 pine cones, acorns, pebbles and seed pods. We'll provide ample building materials for everyone. This 3-hour class is open to everyone ages 7-100

Monday, August 8th     1 - 4 pm                       cost: $35 
Ages 7- adult  •  Class size is limited  •  Preregistration required
(Registration for this class is now closed)

Fairy Homes and Gardens 
Let's plant a little fairy garden! First, we'll design and plant a tiny landscape, then we'll build structures, like fairy benches, bridges and swings to entice the fairies to move in!  

All materials and plants provided.

Tuesday, August 9th     10 - 12 pm                       cost: $30
Ages 6- up  •  Class size is limited  
Preregistration required by Sunday, August 7th
(Registration for this class is now closed)

Fanciful Fairy Furniture
Fanciful Fairy Furniture....say that three times, fast! Come over to the studio and make tiny little rustic chairs, tables, beds and other things to furnish your Fairy house (it also makes a sweet display on a shelf). We'll show you how to put together twigs, moss and leaves to create truly fanciful little pieces that will tickle your imagination and make you smile every time you look at them!

Tuesday, August 9th    1 - 3 pm                       cost: $25
Ages 7- up  •  Class size is limited  •  Preregistration required
(Registration for this class is now closed)

Fabulous Fairy Footwear
Make your very own designer Fairy or Elf shoes. We'll draft a custom-sized pattern and sew and embellish with threads and buttons and ribbons and magic. No prior sewing experience necessary. All materials provided. This class teaches basic pattern making, embroidery and hand-sewing skills.

Monday, August 15th   1:00-4:00 pm       $30

Ages 6 and up  •  Class size is limited  •  Preregistration required
(Registration for this class is now closed)