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Creative Hand Lettering Class

Creative Handlettering
with Crystal Sandoval of Swan Lettering

Four Week Course
Mondays: Sept 10, 17, 24 and Oct 1

6:30PM-8:00PM

Join us for a fun class perfect for people of all ages and abilities! Take your handwriting from blah to SPECTACULAR! Crystal has all the tips and tricks that are easy to reproduce and with a little practice you will be creating your own hand lettered projects with your own style and flair.

ALL FOUR CLASSES SESSIONS AND SUPPLIES INCLUDED!
$35 for MEMBERS (enter coupon code LETTER20, membership will be verified)
$55 NON-MEMBERS

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Crafty Sips String Art Party

Crafty Sips- String Art with Hemptique

Friday March 16, 2018

5:30PM-7:30PM

Join us for a fun evening perfect for people of all ages and abilities! You can choose between a heart or a star design and we will teach you how to create a great hemp twine string art perfect for hanging, or gift giving. All supplies included.

Lemonade and cookies will be served. Feel free to bring your own beverages and snacks if you like!

 

$15 for MEMBERS (enter coupon code STRING10, membership will be verified)
$25 NON-MEMBERS

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Creative Crop

Creative Crop
Come Crop The Day Away With Us!

March 31, 2018  10 am till 8 pm

NEW LOCATION: Park View Community Room 379 Autumn Dr., San Marcos
Behind Mariscos. Follow signs to rental office. Park in any spot without a letter “R” 

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Bring your scrapbooking, mixed media, mosaic or any other craft project to our Creative Crop! Spend 12 hours crafting, chatting and having a great time with like-minded friends. Sizzix Machines, cutting tools, sewing machines and tons of supplies will be available for your use.
Includes:
-12 hours of fun and creativity
-Make and takes, prizes and giveaways

Also, bring a dish to share for lunch potluck style!

Please bring your own snacks and drinks. We have a fridge, microwave, and Keurig Coffee Maker.

Register online or Call 760-591-3010 or email info@charitywings.org to book your place today.

MEMBERS $25 (USE COUPON CODE: CROPME)
Membership will be verified after purchase
NON-MEMBERS $40

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Charity Wings Moving

Charity Wings: Looking for our Forever Home

#giveuswings

DONATE HERE: www.youcaring.com/CharityWings

Hosting our classes and events at Park View Apartments Community Room
379 Autumn Dr., San Marcos
Behind Mariscos. Follow signs to rental office 

*UPDATE Feb 21, 2018* WE HAVE MOVED TO OUR NEW SPACE

Dear Charity Wings Friends,

We are happy to announce that we have found our new space and our path for going forward! Through the generosity of Hitzke Development, we will continue our regular classes, meetups and events in San Marcos at Park View Community Room behind Connor’s Park! We are finishing moving in but classes and meetups have already begun and they are very well received.  Besides our Charity Wings’ guests, we are able to serve the local residents and kids right in their own backyard which is a huge blessing.  Of course, we are never really just one place! We serve the local community through many off-site charitable campaigns and community events and take every opportunity we can to support others’ visions to give the gift of art.

We are still Member supported and we are forever grateful to the folks that have continued to support through our transition. You do not have a be a member to come but Members will be invited to free monthly classes and events such as our Monthly Party Arty and our Brave Creative Journaling meetup, as well as enjoy discounts on all activities hosted by Charity Wings.

This new direction fits perfectly with the skills and objectives of the team of volunteers and staff that work to keep this organization a vibrant, important part of the community.  We are all looking forward to seeing many friends and making new ones at the more than 20 events we already have on the calendar for 2018.   Please keep an eye on our newsletter and social media.  We will be posting new events and classes regularly!
Also, we are still hosting private parties and paint nights so feel free to contact us to plan your next fun creative event!
Thank you for your ongoing support.
Sincerely,
The Charity Wings Team

*UPDATE Dec 12, 2017* MOVING SALE. EVERYTHING MUST GO

We have not found our forever home yet. 

We have an interim location to continue our classes and programs at the Park View Community Room in San Marcos thanks to a generous supporter, Ginger Hitzke. We are so grateful and more information on this will be available soon.

Without a new space to move to, we will be selling just about everything in the center. CLICK HERE TO SEE A VIDEO OF THE ITEMS.  The sale will begin on December 15th with $20 Fill-A-Bag from 12- 5pm. on the 16th from 10-5pm $20 for two bags. 251 North City Dr. #127. San Marcos, CA 92078 PLEASE TELL ALL YOUR LOCAL FRIENDS. THIS IS ESPECIALLY PERFECT FOR EDUCATORS!

A PLEA FOR HELP:

What happened?

Charity Wings Inc. is ready for it’s next adventure.  Over the past 11 years we have served as an Umbrella Fundraising Entity and two Art & Craft Centers. Now we are being challenged with another move before the end of the year. Yes, we need to move The Center again.  Our amazing benefactors have found tenants at The QUAD where we have called home for the past 3 years.  It was always the agreement that we would move when the place filled and the time has finally come. We are so grateful for the generosity they have shown us in our current location as well as the space we originally occupied just 100 yards away.  Urban Villages Inc. has allowed us to build a foundation for this much needed resource for the community.

Where will we go?

We are busy looking for our new home. Ideally, it would be an open space with an office, bathroom, and storage. We also need a sink for cleaning art supplies which we can have installed. 3000 sq ft is what we are utilizing right now but we could possibly downsize to about 2000 sq ft. Uncarpeted space would be ideal as crafting is a messy activity!  Windows or roll up doors are necessary as there’s a need for natural lighting. Access to an outdoor area with tables would be great as our guests often have lunch as part of their time with us and it’s nice to be able to sit outside – it is California after all! We are looking to stay in North San Diego County. We are hoping for another benefactor to believe in the community’s need for the Center and to understand how the programs offered activate and vitalize an area. The Center attracts people of all ages and demographics who are perfect to become customers of other businesses in the area!  We are hoping for free rent but if not, something VERY VERY cheap! ($800 or less inclusive of additional fees)

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What are we fundraising for?  

We will need funds to carry us through the 4-6 month transition period.  We have promised our landlord to be out as close to the end of the year as possible. Here are our challenges:

  1. This means that we are pressed for this move to happen over the holidays.  Normally a busy time at the Center with holiday crafting events.  As we are focusing on selling and donating supplies, cleaning out the studio and packing it up, there will come a point, in the near future, when we will be unable to host classes, private parties and open studio. Presently these events fund the majority of our operating budget.
  2. Planning the move also means we will have less time to plan our fundraising events for the organization which is the majority of what allows us to operate.
  3. We will have to miss one of our key fundraising opportunities in January, our livestreaming event at Creativation Tradeshow. We have hosted this event for 8 years but it takes an incredible amount of planning and event and volunteer coordination and we will need our volunteers to help with the move so we have decided it is best to skip this year. The winter livestream show funds 2 months of operations each year.
  4. Moving a 3000 sq. ft. studio with a ceramics studio, metalsmithing studio, tables, chairs, shelving, artwork and not to mention art supplies, will require lots of volunteer hours because it is a complete move. We provide meals and water for volunteers.
  5. Charity Wings is almost 100% volunteer run and packing and selling will leave us with worn out volunteers so we will likely be required to hire movers to help. 
  6. Memberships bring in about 1/4 of our operating budget each month. During the transition, some members may ask to pause their memberships. 
  7. Moving is hard financially on any business. People have a hard time finding their way to you again even if you move next door. There will be marketing expenses involved in getting our place up and running again. 

Why should you support? We will not exist without YOUR help!

Charity Wings Art & Craft Center is a gathering place. Not only for artists and crafters but for people seeking community. In this age of digital overload and disconnect, we provide a space for human interaction and diverse cultural experiences.  The center hosts and participates in events for literally thousands of guests each year. This is a safe place, a place without judgement where anyone and everyone can explore creative expression openly. Every community needs a place like this. We are the first: we are hoping to blaze a trail, spread our wings and open gathering places such as this in cities all over the country. It is imperative that Charity Wings survive this transition. As North County has grown, evolving from a collection of small beach cities and rural farmlands to a vital education and innovation hub, places like this bring hope during times of uncertainty and growth. 

Please share this campaign!

If you have gotten this far and understand the need for Charity Wings to continue to run and Art & Craft Center, there are three things you can do to help!

  1. Share this campaign youcaring.com/CharityWings on your social media, newsletters, colleagues and friends. Please use these hashtags #charitywings #giveuswings #art4good
  2. Donate! We have served almost 100 different charities and causes over the past 11 years. People tell us all the time how important Charity Wings is. They tell us how much they believe in what we do and admire the mission. If you believe like we do, that Charity Wings must exist, Please donate today and Give us Wings and A Place to Gather! 
  3. Contact us if you have a location that we can call home.  info@charitywings.org or Elena Lai Etcheverry 619-850-3777 

Thank you for your generous support!

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Women’s Empowerment Days at Charity Wings

This fall, we have the opportunity to partner with some incredible local women who are working in their professions to help other women see their amazing self in a new light- – Beautiful. Strong. Empowered.

November 17th and November 19th a trifecta of women will gather at Charity Wings and embrace special women like you who are ready to make a little (or a lot!) of magic in their life. You’ve seen the flyer for Anastasia Mac Pin-up Photo Sessions– there are only a few sessions left each day. As fantastically life-changing as those sessions will be, it’s not all that’s in store.

Gena Simmons, Wellness Advocate and Gold Leader with doTerra International, will be holding a casual discussion during the photography event on both November 17, at 11am and November 19th at 1pm. She’ll share her experience with essential oils, discuss the basics of what they are and how they’re being used, and answer specific questions about the oils and a health-filled lifestyle. Guests who RSVP by November 14th will receive a sample to try at home before the class date! Register here for either of these dates or by calling Charity Wings Art & Craft Center, 760-591-3010.

Additionally, Karen Friend Smith, manager with Beautycounter, invites you to indulge yourself in a luxurious guided free mini-facial using Beautycounter’s targeted treatments made with safer, high-performing ingredients. November 17th at 1pm you’ll learn the most important steps in any beauty routine plus simple tips for choosing safer ingredients to nourish your skin without exposure to unnecessary toxins. You can register for the Beautycounter mini-facial here or by calling the center 760-591-3010

Treat yourself as you deserve to be treated. Join us at Charity Wings for one of these sessions and celebrate your femininity! It’s the perfect way to enter 2018!

Naughty or Nice Pin-up Photo Sessions

Pin-up Photo Sessions at Charity Wings Art Center!

Make your Holiday bright with exclusive Pin-up photo sessions from Anastasia Mac Photography

November 17th, 19th from 10am – 4pm

Pin-up Photo Sessions at Charity Wings Art Center!

Make your Holiday bright with exclusive Pin-up photo sessions from Anastasia Mac Photography. Anastasia is all about empowering women by allowing them to showcase their beauty. She will guide you and make you feel comfortable and special. This is a great gift for yourself and for someone special!

Your $100 donation includes a 50-minute photo session in The Painted Lotus. Come camera ready. We will be sharing a mood board to help you come up with ideas on how to dress and do your make up. Currently we are working on make up artists and hairstylist that would like to help.

100% of the session fees will be donated to Charity Wings to support our art programs. Come enjoy a fun and unique pin-up photo session, cross holiday gifts off your list and receive a keepsake photo ornament as our gift to you!

You will be able to order additional prints directly from Anastasia.

See you soon!

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Scrapbox of Thrills

A Scrapbox of Thrills featuring Graphic 45

Sunday, November 12th, 1-5 pm

w/ Sandra Fivaz

A Scrapbox of Thrills featuring Graphic 45

Sunday, November 12th, 1-5 pm w/ Sandra Fivaz

Bring along those dreadful, scary Halloween photos and create the perfect mini book to put them in. Charity Wings’ very own scrapbook diva Sandra Fivaz will guide us through constructing that, and the charming footed box to tuck the book into using the Halloween in Wonderland paper line from Graphic 45.

Class fee:

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$35 for Members and Students: USE COUPON CODE: BOX10 (Membership will be verified)
$45 for Non-Members

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Graphic 45 Annual Halloween Home Decor

Graphic 45 Annual Halloween Home Decor

THURSDAY October 26, 2017 | 5:30pm-8:30pm

With Becca Neist

Graphic 45 Annual Halloween Home Decor

Thursday, October 26, 2017 from 5:30pm-8:30pm with Becca Neist

Becca will once again be teaching a fun Halloween themed paper crafting class using the very popular Graphic 45 Master Detective Line!

Get ready to create your own one of a kind spooky decor!

Class fee:

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$20 for Members and Students: USE COUPON CODE G45MEM (Membership will be verified)
$30 for Non-Members

$10 for Qualified Volunteers: USE COUPON CODE G45VOL (Volunteer status will be verified)
includes all supplies!

Bring a sack lunch we have a microwave and fridge for your convenience!

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Faux Glass Pendants & Other Baubles using UTEE

Faux Glass Pendants & Other Baubles
using UTEE Melt Art Techniques
with Ginger Samuals

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 24TH, 12-3PM

learning how to use UTEE (ultra thick embossing enamel), shrink plastic, and alcohol inks to create fanciful faux glass elements.

In this 3 hour class with artist Ginger Samuels learn to use UTEE (ultra thick embossing enamel), shrink plastic, and alcohol inks to create fanciful faux glass elements. 

Mixed media artists as well as jewelry designers will find many uses for this technique. Besides lovely one-of-a-kind pendants and brooches, these charms add an extraordinary embellishment to assemblage and art/junk journals. If you’ve ever wanted to explore using UTEE or shrink plastic, sign up for this class here. All supplies are included, but feel free to bring tiny ephemera or keepsakes to add to your pieces. 

 

Members and Students: $30 Use coupon code FAUX15
(membership will be verified)

Non-members: $45

NOT A MEMBER YET? CLICK HERE  TO JOIN AND SUPPORT OUR MISSION TO GIVE THE GIFT OF ART!

Ginger Samuels

Ginger Samuels

Mixed Media Artist

About Ginger: I love Mixed Media Art. I love everything about it, the variety, the colors, the textures and the endless possibilities. As you can see, I cannot be confined to one type of art. Ever since I was a child, I couldn’t stick with one thing. I did macrame, ceramics, India batik fabric dying, along with watercolor and drawing in school. (today they call this ADHD, haha)  As a single mom I made Halloween costumes for my children and volunteered as an Art Docent at their school.  Today, when I’m not working, I volunteer at Charity Wings, make cards, or jewelry or crosses or mixed media pictures… and occasionally teach a class.  And of course, I still make time for my granddaughter who is 2 1/2!

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Brave & Creative Journaling

Brave & Creative Journaling

NEW LOCATION: Park View Community Room 379 Autumn Dr., San Marcos
Behind Mariscos. Follow signs to rental office. Park in any spot without a letter “R” 

 First Wednesday of Every Month

6 PM – 9 PM

Join in any time!

Brave & Creative Journaling is a women’s group focusing on nurturing our whole selves – body, mind, & spirit – through a process of visual journaling, introspection & one-on-one coaching. Together, we will draw on the healing power of creative self-expression, creating a space of loving compassion for ourselves within a supportive community of women.


In addition to rediscovering the magic of creative play, these process-oriented classes offer new tools and skills for deepening your relationship with yourself, rediscovering your dreams, and improving your relationships with others. Along the way, you’ll be guided through powerful visual journaling and self-discovery techniques, enabling you to quiet the inner critic, access your deepest wisdom, develop your inner vision, and heal your heart.

What To Bring:

  • A visual journal. If you don’t already own one, the following are all good options: Moleskine watercolor notebook, Dylusions Creative Journal, or Strathmore Mixed Media journal. (Page size is a personal preference, but if you’re just starting out, we recommend a minimum size of 8x10”).
  • A black fine-tipped marker (Sharpie offers a good, inexpensive option.)
  • Optional: A white fine-tipped pen (Sharpie paint pen or Uniball Signo gel pen are both good options.)
  • Optional: separate journal for writing observations and insights
  • All other supplies will be provided.  (You are welcome to bring any of your favorite mediums or personal supplies that you’d like to use.)

 

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FREE FOR MEMBERS/STUDENTS – Must RSVP-  760-591-3010 or info@charitywings.org
$10 for non members 

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Nicole Diaz

Nicole Diaz

Teacher

Nicole Diaz is a self-taught mixed media artist and Certified Martha Beck Life Coach.

A few years ago, her world was cracked open, and she returned to her childhood love of art making as a way to process her experience. Through her own healing journey, she discovered her passion for helping other women access the power of their intuitions and heal their hearts, through a combination of visual journaling and coaching techniques. You can find her online at www.goldenhourcoaching.com.

 

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