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We have so many exciting events coming up at the studio plus we have a few opening for private events. Email admin@canvasconcoctions.com for more information.

Every Thursday at 6:30 is open Artisan Night. You can do pottery, paint or pour on canvas or wood, use the cricket (you only pay for supplies). We also have experienced artist to help with new projects. You do not have to prepay but you can use our Calendar to register to ensure your supplies.

Kids POP UP Art Classes are taking off. ALL POP-UP ART CLASSES ARE ONLY $10. This week Saturday the class is a spring bird paintings on canvas and you can pick the size of your canvas. You can upgrade canvas size to a medium for $5. Click the link to register your child or go to the Calander to make sure you have a spot (walk-ins are welcome) http://canvasconcoctions.com/events/pop-up-kid-art-class/

BEER YOGA the 2nd Friday of every Month!

Letz Listen, Letz Share, Letz paint

This event is like none other. Talking about mental health and suicide is so important as a community. Supporting each other in loss, talking, learning and growing as a supporting and loving community. We talk about things and mourn after but what are we doing right now? Preventative care and just simply talking about things openly could change a life, or more, it could save it.

This is a Safe space to talk, listen and paint. We would like to invite people of all backgrounds. Even if your life has not been directly impacted we as a community need to work together to support each other.

Resources and learning tools will be available at and during the painting session. All of the proceeds of this event are going to a nonprofit foundation for kids in crises.

More information is to come and if you would like to just make a donation please click this link.

http://canvasconcoctions.com/events/letz-listen-letz-share-letz-paint/

The Foundation we have picked to sponsor is one that we know will impact our (Council Bluffs and surrounding area) COMMUNITY.

History of the Eric Letz Memorial Foundation-JoAnna Letz

ERIK LETZ

Erik was the sweetest, most fun loving, kind hearted, compassionate and troubled soul you could ever meet. He was born on August 28, 1998 and left us on September 15, 2018. He touched so many lives in his 20 short years, and filled them all with love and laughter. His smile was as big as his heart and it was always on his face. His smile was contagious. He lived his life to make others happy and to feel good about themselves. All the while he was feeling tortured on the inside. His mission was to help anyone that needed it and he excelled beyond words. Unfortunately he could not do the same for himself and took his own life 3 weeks after his 20th birthday.

In the depths of our grief we feel the need to continue Erik’s mission of helping others. We want to help all of the Erik’s in the world that walk around with smiles on their faces but inconceivable anguish in their hearts and minds. No child should have to live in such pain and despair. They need to be able to find happiness and become the beautiful flourishing adults that they are meant to be.

In loving memory

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The painting that we have picked for the night is a semicolon, we are going to do some bright and amazing textures for the background. The teacher will show you how to do your painting step by step and you will leave with an amazing finished project and leave feeling inspired.

The meaning of the Semicolon: It represents the fact that you have complete power over yourself, and can choose to keep fighting, even if you feel like giving up at times. The entire movement aims to bring people together, to empower one another and show that we can all overcome the obstacles we face, no matter the size. You can always rewrite your story, start a new chapter, and recreate your life even if you feel you have nowhere to turn. Your story doesn’t have to end if you simply believe in your ability to create new beginnings.

People with mental illnesses often feel embarrassed to talk about their issues or feel like they will become a burden to others by voicing their problems. Many of these people suffer in silence, not knowing who to go to or where to turn. Project Semicolon invites people from all over to share their stories with one another, and wear the tattoo on their skin to show that they’ve committed to their lives and will keep marching onward despite adversities.

The movement also aims to increase compassion toward mental health issues, and “envisions a community that comes together and stands together in support of one another.” It should encourage people to start conversations with others about their mental health issues, rather than resorting to self-harm, drugs, alcohol, or other destructive behaviors that do not serve people’s best interests.

Open Paint Night

Open paint and craft night is every Thursday at 630pm

We open at 6 and if no one shows by 7 we leave.

You can come and work on any project, bring your own supplies or pay and use ours. We offer XXL to small canvas, wooden door hangers, bows and wreaths, ceramics and so much more.

Craft of the Month of the Month : On sale for only $10

 

The Event of the Year! Masquerade Style!

To purchase your tickets click this link

http://canvasconcoctions.com/events/1920s-masquerade-ball-with-historical-haunted-tour/

If you would like to make a donation or have any questions please contact Stephanie Kenealy by email at admin@canvasconcoctions.com or by phone at  402-707-0041

 

Haunted’ masquerade ball will bring a bygone era back to historic Bluffs building

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The spirit of a bygone era will come alive — along with, perhaps, a few less welcome spirits — this month in downtown Council Bluffs.

The 1920s Haunted Masquerade Ball, set for Oct. 20 at the historic Park Building, 500 Willow Ave., will bring a touch of class to the Bluffs, said event organizer Stephanie Kenealy.

“I want Council Bluffs to relive the golden years of class and sophistication,” Kenealy said.

Built in 1924, the Park Building is full of history, Kenealy said. Kenealy owns Canvas Concoctions, a paint-and-sip art studio that recently relocated to the building’s first floor.

“It’s like walking in a time machine when you walk in those big double doors,” she said. “At night, it’s quite creepy.”

The building’s current owner, local dentist William Brayman, has done “an amazing job” restoring the building to its former glory, she added.

All proceeds from the event will go to the Thomas Jefferson High School drama department.

Kenealy has deep roots in the Council Bluffs Community School District. A TJHS alumna, she worked at the school for years and now works as a teacher’s assistant at Kanesville Alternative Learning Center.

“I see how these groups struggle for funds,” she said of groups like the drama department. “The arts, including drama, could really use our community support.”

Attendees are encouraged to don 1920s regalia, including suits, canes and hats for gents and long sleeves, feathers, beads and fringed “flapper” dresses for the “dames.”

“Haunted” tours of the building will take place throughout the night, which begins at 7 p.m. The guided tours will recount the building’s storied history — and might just include a few creepy sights and sounds along the way.

The night will also feature drinks and hors d’oeuvres, as well as a haunted art walk, a raffle, a DJ and more.

Masks will be available for purchase at the door. Attendees are encouraged to bring cash.

Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 the night of the event.

For more information, visit canvasconcoctions.com/events.

We will offer a class on Thursday the 18th at 6:00 pm (open house) where you can learn how to make masquerade masks. With the purchase of the class, you will receive all your materials and a discount on your ticket for the event! The mask class is only $10. Click this link to sign up for that class

 http://canvasconcoctions.com/events/masquerade-mask-making-class/

 

 

The only Sip and Paint in the Bluffs! Located in the Park Building! We are more than Canvas and Paint.