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Charity Wings Moving

Charity Wings: Looking for our Forever Home

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Deadline December 31, 2017

*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.

So 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

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.

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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.)

 

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

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

Nicole Garnet

Nicole Garnet

Teacher

Nicole Garnet 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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Kate Joiner Abstract Floral Painting Class

Kate Joiner Abstract Floral Painting Class

Saturday, September 9, 2017 | 10am till 2pm

With Kate Joiner from Sunny Creek Studios

Kate Joiner Abstract Floral Painting Class

Saturday, September 9, 2017 | 10 am till 2pm

  • ALL SUPPLIES INCLUDED: 30” x 30” Canvas, Paints, Brushes, Aprons, and more.
  • GUIDED LESSON for ALL Levels from trained professional Artist, Kate Joiner
  • Be ready to splash, swirl and dab as we develop abstract paint application into a floral painting customized for your own home.
  • Bring a picture of your Room and we’ll help you select the colors.
  • ONLY 15 Spots Available

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

Register Today! This class will sell out

$ 75 Members Use Coupon Code KATE20
$ 95 non-members

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Bottle Cutting 101

Bottle Cutting 101

Thursday, October 19th, 2017 6pm-8pm

INCLUDES THE KINKAJOU BOTTLE CUTTER! (retail $49.95 +shipping)
members: $65 | non members: $85
without Kikajou, members: $30 | non members: $50

Have you been dying to try the Kinkajou Bottle Cutter? Now is your chance!

Elena will be teaching students how to cut a glass bottle using this revolutionary tool. Make glasses, wine glasses, vases, votives, pendant lights and more!

October 19, 2017 6pm-8pm

Class Price:

Members $65 Enter Coupon Code: BOTTLE20
Non-Members $85
INCLUDES THE KINKAJOU BOTTLE CUTTER! (retail $49.95 +shipping)

Class Price without the Kinkajou Bottle Cutter (you will be sharing cutting tools)

$30 Members Enter Coupon Code BOTTLE55
Non Members $50 Enter Coupon Code BOTTLE35

*Minimum 4 students. You will be notified 24 hours before of class status.

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Pints and Paints Sponsored by Stone Brewing Co.

Pints and Paints Sponsored by Stone Brewing Co.

Friday, September 15, 2017 6pm-8pm

Join us for a fun night getting inspired!  This is a great technique based class perfect for all skill levels.

Learn to create unique textured backgrounds and use stencils and spray paint to add intricate details.  You will have several Stone Brewing Co stencils to choose from and be able to choose your color pallet. Makes a great gift!

$25 Class fee includes:
Canvas, Paint, Brushes and
2 Stone Brewing Co. Beers!
Feel free to BYOB

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