The Artist Shop Kazette 🗞 October 2021

News from the K. A. Artist Shop is hand-written in black text. Six colorful stripes cross the page like a rainbow.

In this Issue

  • Kazette = our gazette

  • New classroom + clubs + classes

  • Fantasy fountain pen

  • Shop closed for football?

  • We’re basically Page Six now


What do you think about our newsletter’s new name? It’s Kazette. You know, like a gazette… but in full color

You can expect this monthly dose of artist shop details to arrive on the first Monday of each month. That’s today! Scroll to the bottom of each issue for a special deal just for you.

Classes at the K. A. Artist Shop
Classes at the K. A. Artist Shop
Classes at the K. A. Artist Shop

In case you haven’t heard (we’ve been posting about classes on IG a lot recently), we have a new classroom! It’s overlooking the Broad Street ginkgo trees, and the setup is quite impressive, so you really must check it out!

JOIN IN: Your next opportunity is a week from today, Sunday 10/10, when Taylor DiFonzo leads a workshop in bookmaking in the Coptic style.

This is a lay-flat style, perfect for sketchbooks and journals. In a single day you’ll go from flat paper to a hand-stitched, custom book. Highly recommended for anyone wanting a creative retreat with tangible results.

Other classes available include Art Clubs for ages 10-12 and 13-17, Abstract Painting, Paint Your Pet, and Drawing Fundamentals for teens and adults.

We’ve been eyeing these fancy fountain pens for a while now. Maybe you have too? Excited to announce they’re finally here.

INTRODUCING: The fountain pen and ink collection by Ferris Wheel Press

These are premium pens and inks with fantastic packaging. Stay tuned on IG, and I’ll open mine up, fill it with a smoky lavender ink, and give it a go this week.

I’ll never forget when some guy yelled at me on Facebook, calling me a bad business owner for closing the shop on football gamedays. I’m pretty sure he thought I was going to the games each week and neglecting my customers.

The truth is, the majority of our customers stay away from the hubbub on gamedays, and the folks who are downtown don’t have art supplies on the brain. Plus, there’s rarely parking for customers and staff.

It’s sad knowing that I’m missing some out-of-towners who may not be able to visit us on Friday or Sunday, but being closed when UGA has a home football game just makes the most sense for us.

DETAILS: Read more and get those dates here.

ANNOUNCING: The bare bones of our “Community Happenings” 100% positive gossip rag now on view online 🧑‍

We get to meet a lot of artists at the shop, and we love keeping up with who’s making what around town (and we figure you do too), so we decided to collect these juicy details and present them to you each month.

The name may change if I think of a “Page Six” pun or something better. And the format will surely get more interesting. But for now, please enjoy our first few headlines, and expect more to come each month!

Remember that time I ordered 24 cases of pink pearl erasers instead of 24 individual ones? We still LOL about that around here.

It always works in your favor when I oops-order, and this time it means free oil paint!

I accidentally ordered the wrong size of Williamsburg oil colors, so we’re giving one away with every one you order, while supplies last. Order three? Get three more free! Discount automatically applies at checkout.

Find the BOGO little 11oz tubes here.

And because I’m feeling extra excited that you’ve opened and read this first issue of our KAZETTE, please enjoy 15% off anything (yes, anything) in our store by using coupon code KAZETTE15 (limit one discount per order, good through the end of October).

Might I recommend a class for you or a loved one?

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Thank you for your interest in the Artist Shop. We hope you have a lovely day.

See you around!

- Kristen and the Artist Shop Team


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René Shoemaker

René Shoemaker

René Shoemaker is a master silk painter, born in New York City, who maintains studios in Athens, GA, USA and Aubusson, France. Spanning four decades and embracing a variety of mediums, her artwork highlights a sense of place while capturing the ways spaces work together and how people inhabit and interact with those spaces.

René has exhibited in museums in Georgia, Mississippi, and Paris and in galleries and public spaces in Georgia, New York, the UK, and France. She teaches and speaks on silk painting, and in 2020 she received a Fiber Forward Focus Fellowship from AIR Serenbe in Georgia.

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