Sunday, December 27, 2009

This Week @ BINDERS - December 28 - January 3

SALES • ART CLASSES & WORKSHOPS • ART HAPPENINGS

Ring in the New! Wring out the Old! -- it‘s all happening this week at BINDERS -- with Clearance Sales, Bargain Offers & Special Discounts. We’re getting ready for another year of money-saving service to our art-making customers. So come in soon and save. And see our recent “Last-Minute Gift Ideas for Artists” for items you might have missed. For example, we’ve knocked 20% OFF orders placed online by December 31 - see full details and be sure to use the coupon code! From all of us a BINDERS, we wish you Joy, Peace & Art -- and a very Happy New Year 2010!

Monday, December 28:
Guided Open Studio with Kay Powell
10:30am-2pm • Every Monday
Fee: $15/session. No sign up needed. Please pay the instructor.

Guided Open Studio with Kay Powell
6:30-8:30pm • see details above.


Tuesday, December 29:
No special art events today.

Wednesday, December 30:
No special art events today.

Thursday, December 31:
No special art events today.

Friday, January 1:
New Year's Day! -- Our wish is that 2010 is the very best year ever for you and yours. Happy New Year! The store will be closed today.

Saturday, January 2:
No special art events today.

Sunday, January 3:
No special art events today.

Please note: Classes on this schedule are in our Atlanta store unless otherwise indicated. For more information please email or call Eli Pelizza at 404.237.6331 ext. 203.


Check out the full list of our upcoming art classes and art workshops!


EXHIBITS AT THE LIMELIGHT GALLERY

Winter Solstice Exhibition by Shadowline Artist Group, a coterie of Atlanta-area visual artists, runs through December 30.

Visit the BINDERS website at www.bindersart.com!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

BINDERS Best Last-Minute Gift Ideas for Artists

Finding the perfect gift at the last minute may be difficult, but BINDERS comes to your rescue. Our experts in art materials, in consultation with countless artists have compiled this Top 10 Gift List for procrastinators. It proves you don’t have to spend lots of money to make an artist happy. (Even if that artist happens to be you!)

Lighting is a wide category that includes task lighting, light boxes and projectors, as well as floor and table lamps. An ideal example is this Naturalight Compact Lamp with its 13w Full Spectrum tube. This compact, lightweight lamp gives the best color rendering ever! Very simple to use, it switches on when opened. On Sale now under $40.

Sign-up for Art Classes and Workshops at BINDERS. To help artists continue their education we offer a variety of art classes and workshops for all skill levels. Daytime, evening and weekend sessions are available. See our list of upcoming 2010 Art Classes and Workshops. And be sure to sign-up now before they fill up. Also, every Monday at BINDERS, Instructor Kay Powell leads two separate Guided Open Studio sessions, no sign-up required.

Art Books. Books for artists, by artists, about artists -- BINDERS book selection runs the full spectrum of informative and inspiring art volumes. These great resource books teach about color, art techniques, anatomy, perspective, figures, framing, art business guides, and the lives of your favorite artists. And for kids of all ages there are Art Games and Art DVDs too. From $5 up.

Colour Shapers are useful, inexpensive, and highly versatile new painting tools, like a brush with a flexible tip instead of bristles. They come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and degrees of flexibility and you’ll want keep several on hand. Use colour shapers to move paint easily, apply pastel, carve images in wet paint, sculpt clay and creatively decorate walls and furniture. And because they do not absorb paint like a brush, you can simply wipe them clean. Assorted sizes $5-18.

Journals, Sketchbooks, Diaries. Since we never know where or when we’ll be inspired, it pays to keep at least one within easy reach. BINDERS has them in all sizes -- from large sketchbooks for drawing and watercolor, to blank and lined notebooks, to pocketsize journals with rounded corners that fit comfortably in your blue jeans. By famous makers such as Moleskine, Rhodia, Frabriano and Lama Li, many are crafted with imported papers and decorative covers. A gift welcomed by both artist and writer. From under $10.

Brushes. Whether they prefer the finest Kolinsky sables or the inexpensive economy kind, every artist would like to have more brushes. And BINDERS has every kind from natural bristle to synthetic, from tiny to huge, for painting in oils, acrylics, watercolors and tempera, as well as for lettering, crafts and calligraphy. Also look for Brush Sets containing several types in useful sizes. Cheap thrills from $1 up.

Manikins: Action Figures for Artists. With manikins you never have to worry about your models taking a break. They hold that pose while you learn more about drawing the human figure. Accurately proportioned and flexible enough to mimic many human positions, each is made of seasoned hardwood Choose from full male and female figures in various sizes, as well as hands, dogs, cats, lizards and dragons. Magnetic manikins can even do handstands or "climb" other metal surfaces. Priced $7 to $33.

Stylish Storage. An Alvin 10 Drawer Mobile Storage Cart makes a practical gift that is exciting to give. Drawers feature metal pulls with label slots. Glides easily into narrow spaces on 4 casters. Each drawer can hold up to 3 lbs. of paint tubes, jars, rags, bottles, brushes and more. The top is ideal for resting a palette on, or used as a palette. Come in to see our complete selection. Available with 3 to 20 drawers per cart, in Smoke $39.99 and up, or Multi-Colors $49.99 and up.

Flat File Drawers. This beautiful light oak flat file is sturdy piece of furniture. The fronts are solid oak and the tops and sides are an oak veneer. Each of the drawers is large enough to hold full sheets of artists’ paper. Inside drawer dimensions are 38.625 in. x 25.5 in. x 3 in. Shipped
unassembled. The 3-drawer Oak Flat File Package comes complete with a top cap, base and handles. Five-drawer and 8-drawer units also available. From about $350.

BINDERS Gift Cards. Art pros and amateurs alike agree that BINDERS Gift Cards are just the ticket for this or any season. These versatile little gems are available in values of $25, $50, $75, $100, $250 and $500. To give or to receive, everybody loves BINDERS Gift Cards.

Any way you picture it, BINDERS is a Dickens of a way to spend Christmas!

Visit the BINDERS website at www.bindersart.com!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

This Week @ BINDERS - December 21-27

SALES • ART CLASSES & WORKSHOPS • ART HAPPENINGS

When it comes to Sales, we like to say “The More, The Merrier!” BINDERS has a lot of sales during the Holidays, and this week we squeeze in one more: 20% OFF $25, $50 and $100 Gift Cards when purchased online! Remember, Gift Cards are an easy way to get or gift our Number 1 artist-pleaser. And if you’ve been thinking about taking any of BINDERS 2010 Art Classes and Workshops, be sure to sign-up now before they fill up. Meanwhile, through the Holiday Season and the New Year we wish you Joy, Peace & Art. From all of us at BINDERS, have a very Merry Christmas!

Monday, December 21:
Guided Open Studio with Kay Powell
10:30am-2pm • Every Monday
Fee: $15/session. No sign up needed. Please pay the instructor.

Guided Open Studio with Kay Powell
6:30-8:30pm • see details above.


Tuesday, December 22:
No special art events today.

Wednesday, December 23:
No special art events today.

Thursday, December 24:
No special art events today.

Friday, December 25:
Merry Christmas Day! -- To you and yours, all the happiness and health this heartfelt wish can bring! The store will be closed today.

Saturday, December 26:
No special art events today.

Sunday, December 27:
No special art events today.

Please note: Classes on this schedule are in our Atlanta store unless otherwise indicated. For more information please email or call Eli Pelizza at 404.237.6331 ext. 203.


Check out the full list of our upcoming art classes and art workshops!


EXHIBITS AT THE LIMELIGHT GALLERY

Winter Solstice Exhibition by Shadowline Artist Group, a coterie of Atlanta-area visual artists, runs through December 30.

Visit the BINDERS website at www.bindersart.com!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Musical Art: America’s Favorite Song for The Holidays

This time of year Holiday music seems to be everywhere. From songs to symphonies, from sacred to secular, from sentimental to silly, your choices are endless.

As we browse this musical art form, we note that the best-selling record of all time is Bing Crosby’s 1942 recording of “White Christmas” written by Irving Berlin.

Berlin, a Russian immigrant, was born Israel Baline. When Berlin penned this Christmas classic, he was already a recognized American songwriting genius. His credits included hits like “God Bless America,” “Blue Skies,” “How Deep Is the Ocean” and hundreds more.

For “White Christmas,” Berlin uses just 54 wistful words to express an optimistic yearning for happier times. The song was originally intended as escapist Depression-era fare—a mournful satire, according a Wall Street Journal article. But instead Berlin decided to use it for the movie "Holiday Inn," which was in production when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Just days later, on Dec. 24, 1941, Crosby performed it publicly for the first time on the "Kraft Music Hall" radio program. The following September the Decca 78 rpm was released. According to WSJ’s Roy J. Harris, “I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas” sold more than 50 million records, with album and other sales taking the total above 100 million.

“What had inspired Berlin?,” Harris asks. “As a Jewish youth in Brooklyn, he experienced Christmas as an outsider, at neighbors' homes. But Berlin loved Christmastime, hating only how his film work often made for holidays away from his family back East.” With the nation at war, much of America shared that melancholy sentiment.

In 1942, American poet Carl Sandburg wrote: “This feeling is caught in the song on a thousand juke boxes and whistled in streets and homes, 'I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas.' When we sing that song we don't hate anybody. Away down under, this latest hit of Irving Berlin catches us where we love peace."

On that note, we at BINDERS sing out our Best Wishes to you for a Happy Holiday Season!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Every Artists Needs a Good Easel

“Give me a place to stand and I will move the earth,” said Archimedes. Or as most painters today would say, “Give me a good, easy-to-adjust, sturdy easel . . . please!”

Whether you prefer to stand or sit when you paint, your easel becomes part of you and your painting. Indeed, your easel’s potential can often liberate or limit your creative output.

At BINDERS, easels range from small table top easels to large, professional studio easels, plus everything between. The easel that’s best for you depends on your working methods and artistic goals. Here’s an overview:

Studio Easels are floor-standing easels designed mainly for oil and acrylic painting. They vary from small to extra large, with some being able to support weights of over 200 lb. and canvas over 8 feet tall. Studio easels make it easy to adjust the up/down position and tilt of your painting, and many include winches, multiple masts and casters. Pastelists favor easels with forward-tilt features to let the pastel dust fall away.

Paintbox Easels, also called French, Sketching and Pochade Box easels, are excellent for painting outdoors, en plein air. These easels, usually mid-sized or small, have telescoping, tripod legs and are easy to set up on location. Their built-in box is a handy place to store painting supplies. Most have a convenient handle or straps so you can carry it like a briefcase or a backpack. Paintbox easels are great for watercolor painting too. They are often the first easel for beginning painters.

Display Easels are lightweight, portable and easy to set up. They tend to be very simple in design with less concern for the stability needed by a working artist. They are ideal to display artwork when wall space isn’t available. At BINDERS, our very smallest display easels are just 5-inches tall.

Tabletop Easels are an excellent choice when space is an issue. Yet they are perfectly suitable for small and medium canvas sizes. Easy to set up, transport and store away, a tabletop easel can be placed on your kitchen table and folded up and put away when you are finished paintings. An excellent and inexpensive choice for beginning artists.

A new easel is a fabulous gift for any artist. And BINDERS offers a wide and wonderful selection of quality easels, work tables, lighting and accessories by some of the finest name-brand manufacturers: Mabef, Best, Winsor & Newton, Art Alternatives, Avanti, Cressida, Guerilla, Napoli, Testrite, Lyptus, Berkley Classic, BelAire Neuvo, Americana, CraftMaster, Creative Center, and more.

To summarize, painting easels are designed to hold your canvas while you paint. Stability is very, very important. You don’t want your painting to move around just when you’re laying down that final master stroke.

Visit the BINDERS website at www.bindersart.com!

This Week @ BINDERS - December 14-20

SALES • ART CLASSES & WORKSHOPS • ART HAPPENINGS

“Deck the halls with lots of bargains!” -- that’s the spirit at BINDERS again this week as the money-saving festivities continue. Remember that art supplies make wonderful gifts for that artist in your life. And our ever-so-versatile gift cards are always a welcome fall-back option. Now is also a good time to reserve your spot for January 2010 Art Classes and Workshops. On Saturday and Sunday, Rebecca Nagel conducts two separate Holiday Workshops for Children -- great times for kids and extra shopping time for parents. Best Wishes to you for healthy and happy Holiday Season from all of us at BINDERS!

Monday, December 14:
Guided Open Studio with Kay Powell
10:30am-2pm • Every Monday
Fee: $15/session. No sign up needed. Please pay the instructor.

Guided Open Studio with Kay Powell
6:30-8:30pm • see details above.


Tuesday, December 15:
Painting - Design and Technique with Charles Y. Walls
1-4pm • 6 sessions, Tuesdays, Nov. 3-Dec. 15 • Fee: $140

Bookmaking with Anne Elser
6-8:30pm • 6 sessions, Tuesdays, Nov. 3-Dec. 15 • Fee: $140

Painting - Design and Technique with Charles Y. Walls
6-8:30pm • 6 sessions, Tuesdays, Nov. 3-Dec. 15 • Fee: $140

Wednesday, December 16:
Copperplate Calligraphy with Anne Elser
6-8:30pm • 6 sessions, Wednesdays, Nov. 4 - Dec. 16 • Fee: $140

Thursday, December 17:
No special art events today.

Friday, December 18:
No special art events today.

Saturday, December 19:
Children’s Holiday Workshop Ages 5-7 with Rebecca Nagel
10:30am-3:30pm • Fee $95 • Please remember to bring a sack lunch.
Sign up now!

Sunday, December 20:

Children’s Holiday Workshop Ages 8-11 with Rebecca Nagel
11:30am-5pm • Fee $95 • Sign up now!

Please note: Classes on this schedule are in our Atlanta store unless otherwise indicated. For more information please email or call Eli Pelizza at 404.237.6331 ext. 203.


Check out the full list of our upcoming art classes and art workshops!


EXHIBITS AT THE LIMELIGHT GALLERY

Winter Solstice Exhibition by Shadowline Artist Group, a coterie of Atlanta-area visual artists, runs through December 30.

Visit the BINDERS website at www.bindersart.com!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

The Fine Art of Gift-Giving

Leave it to BINDERS to elevate gift-giving to a fine art. And the truth is it doesn’t necessarily take lots and lots of money. For starters, BINDERS makes it easy to bring a smile to everyone on your list with our huge selection of artful gifts and great discount prices!

And, as our gift to you, BINDERS slashes 20% off select gift cards -- now $50 Gift Cards are just $40 and $100 Gift Cards are just $80 when purchased in store til December 31, 2009. These little gems, available year-round both online and in store in values of $25, $50, $75, $100, $250 and $500, make terrific gifts because recipients get to buy whatever they please. Whatever they choose, they have only you to thank. To give or to receive, everybody loves BINDERS Gift Cards.

Just as sweet, BINDERS enables you to create your very own Wish List for Holiday Art Supplies. Simply shop BINDERS website to find the items you most want and click “Add to Wish List.” Then just click “Tell a Friend” and we will send a tasteful email to each of your listed friends and family to tell them exactly what art supplies you really want from BINDERS. Subtle yet effective, it surely beats writing to the North Pole.

Great gifts, great prices, discount gift cards and wish lists at BINDERS -- beautiful ways to wrap up the Holidays!

Visit the BINDERS website at www.bindersart.com!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

This Week @ BINDERS - December 7-13

SALES • ART CLASSES & WORKSHOPS • ART HAPPENINGS

‘Tis the Season for the Art of Gift-Giving at BINDERS. We’ve added many new and unusually artful items to our wall-to-wall array of art essentials. See BINDERS Holiday Gift Guide for eight-pages of exciting suggestions. And if you can’t decide, remember a BINDERS Gift Card always makes a perfect gift. While you’re here, peek in on an art class if in session. Also enjoy a look at the Winter Solstice Exhibition of paintings by the Shadowline Artist Group in our Limelight Gallery. Here’s to a healthy and happy Holiday Season from everyone at Binders!

Monday, December 7:
Guided Open Studio with Kay Powell
10:30am-2pm • Every Monday
Fee: $15/session. No sign up needed. Please pay the instructor.

Guided Open Studio with Kay Powell
6:30-8:30pm • see details above.


Tuesday, December 8:
Painting - Design and Technique with Charles Y. Walls
1-4pm • 6 sessions, Tuesdays, Nov. 3-Dec. 15 • Fee: $140

Bookmaking with Anne Elser
6 sessions, Tuesdays, Nov. 3-Dec. 15 • 6-8:30pm • Fee: $140

Painting - Design and Technique with Charles Y. Walls
6-8:30pm • 6 sessions, Tuesdays, Nov. 3-Dec. 15 • Fee: $140

Wednesday, December 9:
Copperplate Calligraphy with Anne Elser
6 sessions, weekly on Wednesdays, Sept 16-Oct 21 • 6-8:30pm • Fee: $140

Thursday, December 10:
No special art events today.

Friday, December 11:
No special art events today.

Saturday, December 12:
No special art events today.

Sunday, December 13:

No special art events today.

Please note: Classes on this schedule are in our Atlanta store unless otherwise indicated. For more information please email or call Eli Pelizza at 404.237.6331 ext. 203.


Check out the full list of our upcoming art classes and art workshops!


EXHIBITS AT THE LIMELIGHT GALLERY

Winter Solstice Exhibition by Shadowline Artist Group, a coterie of Atlanta-area visual artists, runs through December 30.

Visit the BINDERS website at www.bindersart.com!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

A Truer Hue, Out of the Blue

Elvis had his Blue Christmas. Picasso had his Blue Period. And thanks to a freak discovery in a laboratory, the world now has a brand new Blue Pigment. This is news about hues, and the close ties between science and art.

"Basically, this was an accidental discovery," said Mas Subramanian, a materials scientist at Oregon State University. “Our work had nothing to do with looking for a pigment.” The researchers were attempting to make chemical compounds with novel electronic properties.

Eureka-time came when a mix of manganese oxide, which is black, and other chemicals were heated to around 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit. The superheated manganese was transformed into a crystal structure that reflected only blue light, while completely absorbing the red and green wavelengths.

“I was shocked, actually,” Dr. Subramanian said. "I realized immediately that something amazing had happened." The new planet-friendly pigment is a truer, bluer blue than anyone has ever known or seen.

People for millennia sought ways to paint things blue, often with limited success. The early Egyptians developed some of the first blue pigments, as did Mayan cultures, the Han dynasty in China, and others. It took until the 20th century to resolve the durability, safety and cost issues associated with blue pigments and blue paints.

Today's artists have several dependable and heavenly blues to choose: ultramarine, cobalt, magnesium, prussian, cerulean, indigo, phthalo, indanthrone and more.

The blue discovered in Oregon has proven safe and durable, and could eventually find uses in everything from inkjet printers to automobiles, textiles to house paint, as well as fine art paints, according to findings in published by the American Chemical Society.

At present, we can only guess when this new blue color it will become available at your friendly BINDERS art supply store. Nor can we say how it will perform when squeezed out of a paint tube.

What will be the name of this new blue? The discoverers have not yet decided what to call it. If you’d like to suggest a name, send it to us for posting. For now, BINDERS BLUE sounds like a pretty good name to us.

Visit the BINDERS website at www.bindersart.com!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

What Every Artist Wants Probably Isn’t Fruitcake

Artists can be hard to please. Sometimes we don’t know what we want or need, until we see it.

So if you can’t decide what to get that hard-to-please artist on your holiday gift list -- no problemo.

Take the guess-work out of holiday giving with a BINDERS gift card. Perfect for any artist, including you!

BINDERS versatile gift cards are available in your choice of values: $25, $50, $75, $100, $250 and $500. They’re easy wrap and give too, because they come complete with a card-holder and envelope that’s ready for you to personalize.

And it takes only minutes to complete your purchase online or in store.

BINDERS store-wide gift cards are good toward shopping for art supplies, art classes, framing and more at BINDERS. Your recipient makes the final choice on what to buy, then simply presents it at the time of purchase and amounts will be deducted from the card balance.

Thanks to BINDERS gift cards, this year’s holiday shopping won’t make you nutty as a fruitcake.

Visit the BINDERS website at www.bindersart.com!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

This Week @ BINDERS - November 30-December 6

SALES • ART CLASSES & WORKSHOPS • ART HAPPENINGS

BINDERS makes it so easy to please everyone on your gift list. And with our fantastic selection and discount prices you can wrap up your shopping fast. See BINDERS colorful Holiday Catalog for loads of nifty gift ideas. Meanwhile, BINDERS Art Classes are back following Thanksgiving Break. On Sunday, Rebecca Nagel leads a Children’s Holiday Workshop for Ages 5-10. Young artists will have fun and create their very own Masterpiece, while parents get a chance to shop and some fun too. Also on Sunday, we host an Opening Reception for the Shadowline Artist Group’s Winter Solstice Exhibition. Here’s to a healthy and happy Holiday season from everyone at BINDERS!

Monday, November 30:
Guided Open Studio with Kay Powell
10:30am-2pm • Every Monday
Fee: $15/session. No sign up needed. Please pay the instructor.

Guided Open Studio with Kay Powell
6:30-8:30pm • see details above.


Tuesday, December 1:
Painting - Design and Technique with Charles Y. Walls
1-4pm • 6 sessions, Tuesdays, Nov. 3-Dec. 15 • Fee: $140

Bookmaking with Anne Elser
6 sessions, Tuesdays, Nov. 3-Dec. 15 • 6-8:30pm • Fee: $140

Painting - Design and Technique with Charles Y. Walls
6-8:30pm • 6 sessions, Tuesdays, Nov. 3-Dec. 15 • Fee: $140

Wednesday, December 2:
Copperplate Calligraphy with Anne Elser
6 sessions, weekly on Wednesdays, Sept 16-Oct 21 • 6-8:30pm • Fee: $140

Thursday, December 3:
No special art events today.

Friday, December 4:
No special art events today.

Saturday, December 5:
Opening Reception: Winter Solstice Exhibition by Shadowline Artist Group
2pm to 5pm in The Limelight Gallery.

Sunday, December 6:

Children’s Holiday Workshop Ages 5-10 with Rebecca Nagel
12-4:30pm • Fee: $95 • Sign up now!


Please note: Classes on this schedule are in our Atlanta store unless otherwise indicated. For more information please email or call Eli Pelizza at 404.237.6331 ext. 203.


Check out the full list of our upcoming art classes and art workshops!


EXHIBITS AT THE LIMELIGHT GALLERY

Opening Reception for
Winter Solstice Exhibition by Shadowline Artist Group is on Sun., Dec. 5 from 2pm to 5pm. Mix and mingle with members of the Shadowline Artist Group, a coterie of Atlanta-area visual artists. Show runs through December 30.

Visit the BINDERS website at www.bindersart.com!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Thinking about Thanksgiving

On this Thanksgiving Day we at BINDERS would like to push the Pause Button for just a brief moment.

We're taking this time to simply say thank you! for your friendship and good will. You see, your support and the loyalty of our many customers, employees and friends, makes us very grateful and very proud. Throughout the year, as well as at Thanksgiving.

That’s why we also want to express our sincere wish that this Thanksgiving and the coming year will be especially bountiful to you and those you hold close.

May the blessings of this Thanksgiving fill your heart and home with joy and abundance. From all of us at BINDERS, Happy Thanksgiving and Thank You!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

This Week @ BINDERS - November 23-29

SALES • ART CLASSES & WORKSHOPS • ART HAPPENINGS

Happy Thanksgiving! Happy Fall!
Good friends, good food, good fun to all!
Celebrate the Holiday Season with us and enjoy
special sale prices and discounts on all your art
favorites. And for us at BINDERS it is a pleasure to say
THANK YOU
to our loyal customers, employees and friends, and to
express how much your good will, support and
friendship mean to us. May your heart be glad and
your home be happy through the year and
at this joyful time of Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 23:
Guided Open Studio with Kay Powell
10:30am-2pm • Every Monday
Fee: $15/session. No sign up needed. Please pay the instructor.

Guided Open Studio with Kay Powell
6:30-8:30pm • see details above.


Tuesday, November 24:
No special art events today.

Wednesday, November 25:
No special art events today.

Thursday, November 26:
HAPPY THANKSGIVING DAY - we wish you and yours all the Holiday
happiness this heartfelt wish can bring!
The store will be closed today.


Friday, November 27:
No special art events today.

Saturday, November 28:
No special art events today.

Sunday, November 29:
No special art events today.

Please note: Classes on this schedule are in our Atlanta store unless otherwise indicated. For more information please email or call Eli Pelizza at 404.237.6331 ext. 203.


Check out the full list of our upcoming art classes and art workshops!


EXHIBITS AT THE LIMELIGHT GALLERY

Exhibition and Sale of Small Art Works by Artists of the Atlanta Fine Arts League
Exhibition runs through Nov. 30, 2009


Visit the BINDERS website at www.bindersart.com!

Monday, November 16, 2009

This Week @ BINDERS - November 16-22

SALES • ART CLASSES • ART WORKSHOPS • ART DEMOS • ART EXHIBITS

"More for your money” is one reason artists keep coming to BINDERS. Another reason, we also give you more for free! Friday and Saturday, we invite you to our FREE DEMO DAYS -- eight exciting 3-hour art demonstrations by expert instructors -- total freebies. Thursday, we roll out the red carpet for our annual Art Educator Appreciation Party to thank the community’s art instructors. If you are an art educator and would like to attend, please RSVP. This is an RSVP event for art educators and their guests only. And as for holiday shopping, BINDERS discount prices really ring some big bells. Come in today and pick up our 2009 BINDERS Holiday Gift Guide -- eight colorful pages of artful and affordable gift suggestions.

Monday, November 16:
Guided Open Studio with Kay Powell
10:30am-2pm • Every Monday
Fee: $15/session. No sign up needed. Please pay the instructor.

Guided Open Studio with Kay Powell
6:30-8:30pm • see details above.


Tuesday, November 17:
Painting - Design and Technique with Charles Y. Walls
1-4pm • 6 sessions, Tuesdays, Nov. 3-Dec. 15 (no class Nov. 24) • Fee: $140

Bookmaking with Anne Elser
6 sessions, Tuesdays, Nov. 3-Dec. 15 • 6-8:30pm • Fee: $140

Painting - Design and Technique with Charles Y. Walls
6-8:30pm • 6 sessions, Tuesdays, Nov. 3-Dec. 15 (no class Nov. 24) • Fee: $140

Wednesday, November 18:
Copperplate Calligraphy with Anne Elser
6 sessions, weekly on Wednesdays, Sept 16-Oct 21 • 6-8:30pm • Fee: $140

Thursday, November 19:
Art Educators Appreciation Party • 5-8pm in the Limelight Gallery. Invited guests must RSVP. Directions to BINDERS.

Friday, November 20:
FREE DEMO! Panel Painting on Aquabord, Claybord, Gessoboard & Pastelbord presented by Michael Hammer
10am-1pm in Limelight Gallery - Open to the public, limited seating.

FREE DEMO! Surface Design and Fiber Art Workshop presented
by Celia Buchanan

10am-1pm in Art Studio A - Sorry, this Demo is full!

FREE DEMO! Understanding Contemporary Oil Painting Materials presented by Anna Fox Ryan for Gamblin Artists Colors
2-5pm in Limelight Gallery - Open to the public, limited seating.

FREE DEMO! Painting Portraits in Pastels presented by Chin-Cheng Hung
2-5pm in Art Studio A -
Sign up now!

Saturday, November 21:
FREE DEMO! Inking Techniques in Graphic Novels and Illustration presented by Karl Story
10am-1pm in Limelight Gallery - Open to the public, limited seating.

FREE DEMO! Bookbinding: Accordion Book Fold and Japanese Stab Bound Book presented by Anne Elser
10am-1pm in Art Studio A - Sorry, this Demo is full!

FREE DEMO! Comic Book Drawing presented by Adam Hughes
2-5pm in Limelight Gallery - Open to the public, limited seating.

FREE DEMO! Mini Collages for Gift Giving presented by Chery Baird
2-5pm in Art Studio A - Sorry, this Demo is full!


Sunday, November 22:
No art events today.

Please note: Classes on this schedule are in our Atlanta store unless otherwise indicated. For more information please email or call Eli Pelizza at 404.237.6331 ext. 203.


Check out the full list of our upcoming art classes and art workshops!


EXHIBITS AT THE LIMELIGHT GALLERY

Exhibition and Sale of Small Art Works by Artists of the Atlanta Fine Arts League
Exhibition runs through Nov. 30, 2009


Visit the BINDERS website at www.bindersart.com!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

BINDERS Holiday Gifts: From Artists, To Artists, For Artists

Artists come in all shapes, sizes and ages. And BINDERS 2009 Holiday Gift Guide is stuffed with gift suggestions for all of them!

In fact, you’ll find thousands of artful items on sale at BINDERS right now, just in time for holiday gift-giving. For example:

  • Painting Boxes
  • Drawing Sets
  • Young Artist Discovery Kits
  • Award-Winning Art Games
  • Get-Started Coloring Sets
  • Art Discovery Games
  • Watercolor Travel Sets
  • Table Easel Painting Sets
  • Full Spectrum Lighting
  • Gift Making Kits
  • Brushes and Palettes
  • Art Books & DVDs
  • Portfolios & Storage
  • Studio Furniture
  • Easels & Drawing Boards
  • The list goes on . . .
Can’t decide? Give a BINDERS Gift Card -- for Fine Art Materials, Art Classes, Framing and more!

At BINDERS there is truly something for every artists on your list. You’ll find great values that make great gifts.

Check your mailbox, download BINDERS 2009 Holiday Gift Guide or pick up a copy in store!

Visit the BINDERS website at www.bindersart.com!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Sunday, November 8, 2009

This Week @ BINDERS - November 9-15

SALES • ART CLASSES • ART WORKSHOPS • ART EXHIBITS

Art-making and gift-shopping go hand-in-hand this time of year. And BINDERS is your Holiday Helper to accomplish both. First, BINDERS discount prices on art-making supplies and framing makes it so easy to give your own artworks as gifts. Plus, our Art Classes are a great way to upgrade your art- and gift-making skills (updated schedule coming soon!). Another great gift option is the exhibition and sale of small art works by members of the Atlanta Fine Arts in our Limelight Gallery. For 18,000 square feet of creative inspiration, come to BINDERS today!

Monday, November 9:
Guided Open Studio with Kay Powell
10:30am-2pm • Every Monday
Fee: $15/session. No sign up needed. Please pay the instructor.

Guided Open Studio with Kay Powell
6:30-8:30pm • see details above.


Tuesday, November 10:
Painting - Design and Technique with Charles Y. Walls
6 sessions, Tuesdays, Nov. 3-Dec. 15 (no class Nov. 24) • 1-4pm or 6-8:30pm • Fee: $140 per 6 session series


Bookmaking with Anne Elser
6 sessions, Tuesdays, Nov. 3-Dec. 15 • 6-8:30pm • Fee: $140

Wednesday, November 11:
Copperplate Calligraphy with Anne Elser
6 sessions, weekly on Wednesdays, Sept 16-Oct 21 • 6-8:30pm • Fee: $140

Thursday, November 12:
No classes today.

Friday, November 13:
No classes today.

Saturday, November 14:
No classes today.

Sunday, November 15:
No classes today.

Please note: Classes on this schedule are in our Atlanta store unless otherwise indicated. For more information please email or call Eli Pelizza at 404.237.6331 ext. 203.


Check out the full list of our upcoming art classes and art workshops!


EXHIBITS AT THE LIMELIGHT GALLERY

Exhibition and Sale of Small Art Works by Artists of the Atlanta Fine Arts League
Exhibition runs through Nov. 30, 2009


Visit the BINDERS website at www.bindersart.com!

Friday, November 6, 2009

FREE Art Demos at BINDERS Nov. 20-21 - Space is Limited!

Artists never stop learning! No matter how much we might know, there are always lots of new methods to try, and new materials to explore.

That’s why BINDERS upcoming FREE Demo Days come to you so chock-full of vital info for art professionals and beginners alike.

BINDERS Demo Days are your chance to learn a wide variety of exciting art-making techniques from an outstanding lineup of expert instructors. So don’t miss out.

See the schedule of exciting art demos at BINDERS and sign-up today!




Visit the BINDERS website at www.bindersart.com!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Van Gogh, Bigger than Life on the IMAX Screen

* * * * * Colossal color meets Vincent Van Gogh in “Brush with Genius,” now showing on the IMAX screen at the Fernbank Museum.

The IMAX camera follows Van Gogh’s short 9-year career during which he created more than 900 paintings, most during his final two years. A Dutch-born Post-Impressionist, Van Gogh’s tragic life ended in 1890 at age 37.

Van Gogh is widely regarded as one of history's greatest painters and an important contributor to the foundations of modern art. He remains one of the most talked about artists in the world today, his name, self-portraits and paintings appearing on countless posters, calendars and reproductions, as well as many art-related products and artist’s paints. Art books about Van Gogh are global best sellers.

Did Van Gogh ever sell any paintings? His “Red Vineyard” is now believed to be the only piece sold by the artist while he was alive. It sold for sold for 400 Francs (equal to about $1,000 today).

“Brush with Genius,“ filmed at locations from the Netherlands to Arles, Saint-Rémy and Paris, follows in Van Gogh‘s footsteps. The 45-minute odyssey transports us to dizzyingly yellow wheat fields and swirling cobalt skies, to iris flowerbeds and garish night cafes -- the subject matter that drove his compulsive genius.

We found the unique visual journey in this film to be a totally new and appropriate way to eyewitness the expressive originality of Van Gogh’s distinctive techniques. For a glimpse at the amazing cinematography, see the IMAX preview.

“Van Gogh: Brush with Genius” makes for exciting family fun. It shows through December 31 at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History, 767 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30307. Tickets for are available online or by calling 404-929-6400.

The large-format IMAX screen is an ideal canvas for Van Gogh, whose paintings for us always seem larger than life anyway.

Visit the BINDERS website at www.bindersart.com!

Monday, November 2, 2009

This Week @ BINDERS - Nov 2-8

SALES • ART CLASSES • ART WORKSHOPS • ART EXHIBITS

It’s not too early to think about giving art for your Holiday gifts. So this week BINDERS unwraps a new selection of artful and affordable gifts, classes, workshops, exhibitions and receptions. To help you make your own art gifts, we begin three NEW Art Classes. Through the week, you’ll find inspiration at an exhibition and sale of small works by members of the Atlanta Fine Arts League, with a Reception on Saturday in our Limelight Gallery. A workshop for making Handmade Gifts happens this weekend. All this, plus BINDERS discount prices on art-making materials and framing. For gift giving and gift making, think BINDERS!

Monday, November 2:
Guided Open Studio with Kay Powell
10:30am-2pm • Every Monday
Fee: $15/session. No sign up needed. Please pay the instructor.

Guided Open Studio with Kay Powell
6:30-8:30pm • see details above.


Tuesday, November 3:
NEW! Painting - Design and Technique with Charles Y. Walls
6 sessions, Tuesdays, Nov. 3-Dec. 15 (no class Nov. 24) • 1-4pm or 6-
8:30pm • Fee: $140 per 6 session series
Sign up now for the 1-4 pm classes or 6-8:30pm classes

NEW! Bookmaking with Anne Elser
6 sessions, Tuesdays, Nov. 3-Dec. 15 • 6-8:30pm • Fee: $140
Sign up now!

Wednesday, November 4:
NEW! Copperplate Calligraphy with Anne Elser
6 sessions, weekly on Wednesdays, Sept 16-Oct 21 • 6-8:30pm • Fee: $140
Sign up now!

Thursday, November 5:
FREE! Interactive Acrylics Demo
1 to 4pm. No sign up needed - just show up!

Friday, November 6:
No classes today.

Saturday, November 7:
NEW! Handmade Gifts: Button Closure Keepsake Box with Anne Elser
Saturday 10am-5pm AND Sunday 10am-5pm • Fee: $250
Sign up now!

FREE! Collage Demonstrations by the National Collage Society
Saturday, Nov. 7, 2pm-5pm
Wine & Cheese Reception with Gretchen Bierbaum, President of the National Collage Society, demonstrate techniques from her upcoming book, plus six other collage artists.

Sunday, November 8:
NEW! Handmade Gifts: Button Closure Keepsake Box with Anne Elser
10am-5pm • see details above.


Please note: Classes on this schedule are in our Atlanta store unless otherwise indicated. For more information please email or call Eli Pelizza at 404.237.6331 ext. 203.


Check out the full list of our upcoming art classes and art workshops!


EXHIBITS AT THE LIMELIGHT GALLERY

Exhibition and Sale of Small Art Works by Artists of the Atlanta Fine Arts League
Champagne
Reception: Saturday, November 7 from 4 to 6pm. Public invited.
Exhibition runs through Nov. 30, 2009


Visit the BINDERS website at www.bindersart.com!