Saturday, March 11th

Saturday, March 11th

Strands of Sunshine welcomes local artist Robin Bloom and her playful collection of paintings entitled ‘The Friendliest Freak Show’. Bloom’s latest collection of unusual yet sweet creatures will be on display and the artist will be on hand to meet visitors.

 

Thursday, March 9th

Thursday, March 9th

Tickets: https://squareup.com/store/strands-of-sunshine/item/pearl-knotting-workshop

Grab a friend and come get crafty at Strands of Sunshine! No experience is needed to take this fun jewelry making workshop, and you’ll leave with a completed necklace or bracelet!

Learn a technique traditionally used to create high-end pearl necklaces, where the beads are strung onto a cord with a knot tied in between each bead. This protects the beads from rubbing and scratching each other. It also means that if the strand should break, only one bead will fall off and the rest of the necklace will stay in tact. Strands of Sunshine’s owner, Amy Marshall, has over 10 years of jewelry making experience, and is particularly in love with this technique and applying it to modern jewelry design. Amy will guide students through the steps of creating their own necklace or bracelet. An assortment of beads will be available to choose from, along with silk cord in a variety of colors. It’s not necessary to bring anything, but if you do have some special beads you’d like to bring for consideration, feel free to do so.

Registration is $35. All supplies and tools will be provided. Seating is limited and classes are intimate so that students get plenty of personal assistance! Feel free to bring a snack or beverage. Class will take place from 6:30pm-8:30 pm. Ages 18+ unless specifically approved by instructor.

Cancellation Policy:
Five days’ notice is required in order to receive in-store credit or to reschedule your class.
If canceling less than five days prior to class, a refund may be given if we can fill your spot from the waiting list. A class may be canceled due to lack of sign-ups. If your class is canceled, we will notify you two days prior to the scheduled class.

Thursday, March 2nd

Thursday, March 2nd

Thursday, March 2nd
Watercolor Workshop $35

Tickets: https://squareup.com/store/strands-of-sunshine/item/in-the-kitchen-watercolor-workshop

Ever wonder what you could hang in the blank space on your kitchen wall? Well wonder no more! Come to this workshop to learn how to paint simple foods and kitchen items! Feel free to email us with requests for images or bring your own photo’s! Instructor Crystina Castiglione, aka The Messy Painter,  will teach you very basic, easy to follow drawing and watercolor techniques so you can leave with at least 2 finished painting and a new hobby. No experience is required, so grab a date and your favorite food and drinks and come to this foodie lover watercolor experience.

No prior painting or drawing skills required! This is a great way to explore watercolors. Artist and teacher Crystina Castiglione, aka The Messy Painter, will share her techniques, plus how to use a brush and make the most of your paint.

All supplies and tools will be provided. Seating is limited and classes are intimate so that students get plenty of personal assistance! Feel free to bring a snack or beverage. Class will take place from 6pm-8:30 pm. Ages 18+ only please.
See some photos from a previous workshop: http://www.ameliabartlettphotography.com/watercolorworkshop
Cancellation Policy:
Five days’ notice is required in order to receive in-store credit or to reschedule your class.
If canceling less than five days prior to class, a refund may be given if we can fill your spot from the waiting list. A class may be canceled due to lack of sign-ups. If your class is canceled, we will notify you two days prior to the scheduled class.

Sunday, Dec. 11

Sunday, Dec. 11

Sunday, December 11th, 10 am – 12 noon

Sign your kiddo up for a fun workshop at Strands of Sunshine! We’ll make 3 beaded snowflake ornaments while sipping hot coco and snacking on holiday treats! An adult will need to be present for each child during the workshop. This class is best for children ages 6 and up. Fine motor skills, following a pattern and listening to instructions are good skills for this class. Wire snowflake frames and a variety of beads will be used to create pretty snowflakes!

Maximum of 8 students in this class, payment is required to secure your seat. Purchase your class in-store or via our online shop: https://squareup.com/store/strands-of-sunshine/item/snow-much-fun-workshop

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Sunday, Dec. 4th

Sunday, Dec. 4th

Mark your calendar for our third annual holiday shop hop! Eight of St. Pete’s favorite shopping destinations are joining forces for a festive and fun day on Sunday, December 4th. This year, visit at least 5 stores for a chance to win a gift basket, Plus, the first 25 customers at each store to spend $25 will receive a free holiday canvas tote bag! Visit the facebook event page for more updates!

PARTICIPATING SHOPS:
Florida CraftArt – 501 Central Ave.
Zazoo’d 531 – Central Ave.
MISRED Outfitters – 615 Central Ave.
Strands of Sunshine – 633 Central Ave.
Paper Street Market – 915 Central Ave.
Ashe Couture Boutique – 953 Central Ave.
plain jane st pete – 1104 Central Ave.
Milagros- Downtown St.Petersburg – 1106 Central Ave.

*One bag per customer. Customer must fill out a Jingle Down Central card for entry into raffle and to receive any discounts associated with the event.

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Wednesday, November 9th

Wednesday, November 9th

November 9th

Tickets: https://squareup.com/store/strands-of-sunshine/item/holiday-greetings-watercolor-workshop

No prior painting or drawing skills required! This is a great way to explore watercolors. Artist and teacher Crystina Castiglione, aka The Messy Painter, will share her techniques, plus how to use a brush and make the most of your paint. After completing a series of practice techniques, each student will complete two holiday greeting cards.

All supplies and tools will be provided. Seating is limited and classes are intimate so that students get plenty of personal assistance! Feel free to bring a snack or beverage. Class will take place from 6pm-8:30 pm.
See some photos from a previous workshop: http://www.ameliabartlettphotography.com/watercolorworkshop
Cancellation Policy:
Five days’ notice is required in order to receive in-store credit or to reschedule your class.
If canceling less than five days prior to class, a refund may be given if we can fill your spot from the waiting list. A class may be canceled due to lack of sign-ups. If your class is canceled, we will notify you two days prior to the scheduled class.

Paint Your Dessert & Eat It, Too

Paint Your Dessert & Eat It, Too

Thursday, October 13, 6-8:30pm

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No prior painting or drawing skills required! This is a great way to explore watercolors. Artist and teacher Crystina Castiglione, aka The Messy Painter, will share her techniques, plus how to use a brush and make the most of your paint. The theme for this workshop is desserts! Wandering Whisk Bakeshop will be providing a variety of gorgeous cupcakes and macarons for students to use as still life examples and then EAT! After completing a series of practice techniques, each student will complete 1-2 pieces of framable finished art.

Registration is $45. All supplies and tools will be provided. Seating is limited and classes are intimate so that students get plenty of personal assistance! Feel free to bring a snack or beverage. Class will take place from 6pm-8:30 pm.
See some photos from a previous workshop: http://www.ameliabartlettphotography.com/watercolorworkshop
Cancellation Policy:
Five days’ notice is required in order to receive in-store credit or to reschedule your class.
If canceling less than five days prior to class, a refund may be given if we can fill your spot from the waiting list. A class may be canceled due to lack of sign-ups. If your class is canceled, we will notify you two days prior to the scheduled class.

Tuesday, October 4th

Tuesday, October 4th

October 4th, 6-8:30
Reserve your seat here as seating is limited!
// October 4th, 6-8pm //
Learn the art of letterpress printing with Oma Darlin’ Press founder Kaitlin Crockett. There’s no better way to say thank you than with a beautifully printed card. Students will create eight (8) ‘Thank You’ themed cards on our vintage press. You’ll also learn how to line envelopes with patterned paper, to create an even more special and customized design. An assortment of decorative papers will be provided for the envelope liners, but feel free to bring your own if you have something you’d like to use!

All supplies and tools will be provided. Seating is limited and classes are intimate so that students get plenty of personal assistance! Feel free to bring a snack or beverage. Class will take place from 6pm-8:00 pm on October 4th

Cancellation Policy:
Five days’ notice is required in order to receive in-store credit or to reschedule your class.
If canceling less than five days prior to class, a refund may be given if we can fill your spot from the waiting list. A class may be canceled due to lack of sign-ups. If your class is canceled, we will notify you two days prior to the scheduled class.

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Thursday, September 29th

Thursday, September 29th

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No prior painting or drawing skills required! This is a great way to explore watercolors. Artist and teacher Crystina Castiglione, aka The Messy Painter, will share her techniques, plus how to use a brush and make the most of your paint. The theme for this workshop is succulent and cacti. Our friends at Sea & Asters will be providing a variety of live plants for students to use as still life examples. Yes, the plants will also be available for purchase after class! After completing a series of practice techniques, each student will complete 1-2 pieces of framable finished art.

Registration is $35. All supplies and tools will be provided. Seating is limited and classes are intimate so that students get plenty of personal assistance! Feel free to bring a snack or beverage. Class will take place from 6pm-8:30 pm.
See some photos from a previous workshop: http://www.ameliabartlettphotography.com/watercolorworkshop
Cancellation Policy:
Five days’ notice is required in order to receive in-store credit or to reschedule your class.
If canceling less than five days prior to class, a refund may be given if we can fill your spot from the waiting list. A class may be canceled due to lack of sign-ups. If your class is canceled, we will notify you two days prior to the scheduled class.

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Saturday, September 10th

Saturday, September 10th

Strands of Sunshine is excited to welcome Sarasota artist Melanie April of Melanie April Art for September’s Second Saturday ArtWalk! Her exhibit, A Little Art Goes A Long Way, will remain on exhibit through October 6th.

Local artist Melanie April loves creating with watercolor and whimsy. Currently combining her love of nature with the medium, she has created small works on wood that are full of color, light and beauty… the three things that inspire her most! A little art goes a long way – these perfectly sized, ready to hang pieces are sure to delight.

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