AnaWerks

Ana Christensen is the artist behind AnaWerks, crafting cut paper into fine art, greeting cards, and portraits. Each design is transformed into layers of paper, cut by hand, one at a time.

AnaWerks Classes

I'm starting to get some new work done and framed, and will be posting them soon, but in the meantime I wanted to share some information about AnaWerks Classes.

Classes are now available in Western Washington upon request at affordable rates for ages 8 and up, for beginning to advanced skill levels in collage, paper crafting, design, and fabric art. Private lessons and classes for groups of 2 - 20 can be arranged either as a one time class or as a series.

Are you feeling stuck with scrapbooking? Want to graduate from using premade craft kits? Want to explore a new technique or approach to your art? Want help fixing a piece that you've been working on? Or just looking for a fun activity for your women's group, Girl/Boy Scouts Troup, family, or group of friends?

Here's how it works:

  • Decide if you want to learn on your own or in a group.
  • Decide if you want a one time class or a series of classes.
  • Decide if you want to host at your home, or if you want me to find you a location.
  • Email me at anawerks@gmail.com with your idea and a range of dates. I will connect with you to design an art experience that meets your skill level, class goals, and specific group of students.
  • You pay with cash or credit card at the beginning of your class.
  • I'll bring some supplies, and if there's anything specific you should buy, I'll give you a shopping list. However, for most classes, you'll just bring yourself and perhaps a pair of scissors.

Prices and Logistics

  • Private Lessons - $20 per hour
  • Group Class, Your Location - $15 per person, per hour (2 - 20 students)
  • Group Class, My Location - $30 per person, per hour (50% paid upon reservation) (2 - 20 students). I will reserve a public meeting space for the group and will give you driving directions prior to class.
  • 10% discount available for non - profit organizations.
  • Classes are available Mon - Thurs 7 - 9 pm, Friday - Saturday 9a - 9pm, Sunday 10 - 5p. Most classes are about 2 hours long.

Policies

Classes are drug and tobacco free. If you are hosting a class at your home, and wish to serve alcohol to your guests (21+), that is acceptable with prior arrangement. Otherwise, classes held at my locations are expected to be drug and alcohol free environments, including cannabis products. Students who are unable to comply will be excused from class and tuition will not be refunded.

Children are welcome to participate if they are 8 years old or older, can handle scissors independently, and are toilet trained. One adult chaperone is required per group of students younger than 18.

If you need to cancel or reschedule your class, you may do so 5 or more business days before your class date. If you need to cancel after that, we request a $20 re - booking fee, payable by credit card.

Want to arrange a group for younger children or have a special idea? Email me and we can probably work something out. I have teaching experience for people with and without disabilities, ages 4 and up.

 

 

Happy Summer!

*Edit - Updated location for Kirkland ArtWalks

Oof - all of a sudden, vacation is over, and I'm back in the art mines trying to find where I left my favorite papers, and it's finally summer out here in the Pacific Northwest. I'm super excited for my first outdoor show of the year at the Shoreline Farmers Market tomorrow - come by and say hi if you're in the area!

In other news, I have my new schedule put together - you will have lots of opportunities to say hi and pick up some awesome art or cards for your special events ahead in the Seattle area. Too far to come? Just drop me an email at anawerks@gmail.com and I'd be happy to set up a custom order just for you.

6/24 Shoreline Farmers Market 10am - 3pm, 15300 Westminster Way N, Shoreline, 98133

6/24- 6/25 Shoreline Arts Festival 10- 6 Sa/10 - 5 Su, 18560 1st Ave NE, Shoreline 98155

7/1 Edmonds Summer of Art 10 - 6 201 2nd Ave S, Edmonds 98020

7/8 Shoreline Farmers Market 10am - 3pm

7/14 Kirkland ArtWalk 5 - 8pm @ Bombaii Cutters

7/29 Shoreline Farmers Market 10am - 3pm

8/11 Kirkland ArtWalk 5 - 8pm @ TBD

8/12 Shoreline Farmers Market 10am - 3pm

8/19 Shoreline Farmers Market 10am - 3pm

9/8 ArtUp Phinney Wood @ Abrams Chiropractic 6 - 9pm,  7815 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, 98103

9/9 Shoreline Farmers Market 10am - 3pm

Holiday Ordering and YOU!

OK, OK, I know.

It's early. It's just October!

And yet, if you want awesome hand cut holiday cards, or equally awesome printed cards based on my hand cut artwork, there are a few things you should know. If you have more questions, please email me at anawerks@gmail.com, I'm happy to help.

Hand Cut Cards

Last day to order: November 15th (Ships on December 1st). Orders of more than 10 cards must be placed by November 1st for guaranteed delivery by December 1st.

Pricing: 1 - 4 cards for $6 each, Sets of 5 cards for $25 total.

Yes! I make hand cut cards for the holidays. Above are my two newest designs for 2016, and you can find designs from 2014 and 2015 in the shop or portfolio. Above left is the Dove, and above right is the Reindeer. Both are blank on the inside, and come with matching envelope. Paper colors and patterns vary from card to card. Check out individual listings in the shop to order.

Printed Holiday Cards

I am happy to share that I have printed holiday cards available this year for larger lists. Above is the design available for this year, PEACE, blank on the inside with matching envelopes. These cards come in sets of 10, and are perfect for sending your annual holiday letters and photos.

Last day to order: November 1 (Ships to you on November 15th)

Pricing: $20 per box. If you want to order 10 or more boxes, please email me and I will prepare an invoice for you ($16 per box).

Illustration Friday: Wet

"Wet", colored pencil and ink. 6 inches square

After the catastrophic muddy colors of the last IF I made, I decided to try out colored pencil sticks. Kind of like if oil pastels had babies with colored pencils.  An interesting exercise for the week, playing with the different lines and shades that the medium lends. I love that the color blending was able to come through, and it always feels good to loosen up after a few weeks of cutting tiny pieces of paper.