Welcome to Fredericton…and Welcome Visitors to Artful Persuasion!
Are you looking for the perfect store to take a handmade Maritime gift home to your loved ones? Drop into our bright and cheerful store at 79 York Street (downtown Fredericton) for all your gift giving needs. We are a collective of over 20 local artists. You’ll find quality and fun gifts for the entire family…all handmade…from baby booties and bibs…pewter scarf pins and jewellery…wood walking sticks…stained glass suncatchers and panels…sterling silver jewellery…handmade purses…artwork…fabric art…condiments for your favourite meals…amazingly crafty cards…silverware jewellery…pottery…quilts…paper art…even bow ties for your cat or dog! Our list goes on and on…drop in, we’ll be pleased to help you with your selections and wrap them to go!
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Mothers day is that one time of year that you can really show your Mum (or Mom!) what she means to you.
I have created two classes; one for children so they can make a gift to give their mothers, and one for adults. Being a Mum myself I treasure the handmade gifts my children give me. Their gifts are my inspiration for my children’s class. I also wanted to run a class that adults could attend; either to create something to give their own mothers or to give their mothers the actual class experience so they can create something for themselves. All are gifts made with heart. ♥
For both classes all supplies are provided and no experience is required.
If you’d like to sign up for either contact Inky Moose at: firstname.lastname@example.org
For Kids! Make Mothers Day Memorable
Create a beautiful gift box and matching note cards for your mother.
Saturday, April 20th, 10am – 11:30am
Cost is $20
Call 450-0464 to register!
Another fantastic class from Maree Streeter of Inky Moose!
Mothers Day Class for Adults!
Make a vintage inspired gift purse and its contents for your mother.
Saturday, April 20th, 2pm – 4pm
Cost is $25
Call 450-0464 to register!
Another fantastic class from Inky Moose!
Just Baked Gluten Free Presents!
An Introduction to the Gluten Free Life style
Thursday, April 25, 2 – 3:30pm
Class will follow a Q & A format.
Participants are asked to keep a food journal for 7 days prior to the class.
Cost – $20/person
Please message Michelle Lyn Swan on FB at Just Baked to sign up.
We’re having a CD launch party!
7PM – Thursday, March 21
…to celebrate the completion of 2 new works, Future Bodies and Sky Dancing, and the Spring Equinox, Nate Miller, of Emanate 7.
All are welcome to drop by.
Future Bodies and Sky Dancing are the latest works of Emanate 7, Nate Miller’s own label. Miller, a new-age record producer and professional drummer, is already known in the area for his work on a full range of CDs for yoga and energy healing practitioners, as well as his own Chakra series. The new recordings can be sampled on iTunes and recordings of Miller’s many other CDs are available at Artful Persuasion, as well as through his website, http://www.Emanate7.com/.
Happy International Women’s Day!
We at Artful celebrate women young and old for we all truly have wonderous joys to offer. Be sure to wish the lady next to you a Happy Women’s Day!
Join Maree of Inky Moose for a special scrapbooking class for children on March Break.
Dates: Thursday, March 7th or Friday, March 8th
Location: Artful Persuasion at 79 York Street, downtown Fredericton
Time: 10am to noon
What you’ll make: Make ALL 4 different projects – an Angry Bird style card, a Hello Kitty style card, a moveable puppy card and a treat card to put chocolate in!
Who: Children ages 8 and up
Cost: $20 per class
**Spaces are limited, so message Maree today at email@example.com to reserve your spot.
Winter Craft Activities for Kids
Brrr…it’s cold out there but you can stay warm (and be entertained) inside this winter. We have lots of snow outside but if playing outside has lost its appeal for your little kidlets, staying cooped up inside doesn’t have to be boring. Try making some of these creative crafts with your kids to break their cabin fever. Homemade is fun…we at Artful Persuasion ought to know! It’s what we do every day.
Make a Snowy Winter Landscape From Paper!
Materials You Will Need:
1. (1) 9″x l2″ blue or black construction paper
2. (1) 4′/2″x l2″ white construction paper
3. Scraps of colored construction paper, all colors
4. Paste or glue
1. Tear the 4′/4″x l2″ white construction paper in half, lengthwise. Use one piece to make the ground. Tear the other piece into very small pieces for falling snow. Paste or glue the ground and some snowflakes on the blue or black paper.
2. All other things in the picture must also be torn. They can be made from construction paper scraps of all colors. Make things from geometric shapes and piece them together.
3. Add the rest of the torn pieces of white paper used for snow. The picture can also be sprayed with snow from a spray can.
Thanks to the good folks at fun.familyeducation.com. Check out more homemade paper winter ideas!
Is Artful Persuasion one of Santa’s Secret Workshops?
Our sources tell us Santa Claus made an unexpected visit to Artful Persuasion last week. The pretense was he was handing out $20 Downtown Certificates to shoppers. Once the shoppers made their purchases and left, our source tells us he pulled out a long, long Christmas list from “boys & girls”. We also learned that Sandra, who was working in the store at the time, spent a 3 month stint at the North Pole many, many years ago. Apparently, she worked in the toy shop with the elves. It’s clear she and Santa Claus knew each other and by the way they poured over the details of the list, this reporter feels it’s safe to say “they’re in cahoots together!” Could Artful Persuasion be one of Santa’s secret workshops? In recent months this has certainly been the rumour about town. If this is the case, some lucky “boys & girls” will be full of joy when they open their Christmas presents on Dec. 25. And I for one, hope my name is on that list.
You won’t want to miss out on Black Friday shopping at Artful Persuasion. All our artists will be offering AMAZING deals. Be sure to drop in early for the best selection. We open at 10AM. Your one-stop-shopping store!
Shop local, shop homemade!
Saturday October 20th is small business Saturday and Artful Persuasion will be taking part. Be sure to check out the wonderful small business deals on the website – https://www.shopsmallbiz.ca/homepage.aspx You simply have to input your postal code or city on the right hand side to find the city and offers near you.