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Anna's charming studio is located in the heart of Bennett Valley, situated between Glen Ellen and Santa Rosa.  A check for the full amount holds your space; there is a one week cancellation policy. 

Chateau Dumas, France
Bonne Fete...A Creative Retreat in the French Countryside.
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October 10-17, 2015 - sold out...merci!
October 17-24, 2015
- sold out...merci!

Beeswax and Baguettes
Bastide de Bonnieux, France
October 3-10, 2015 - sold out...merci!
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Paris in Sonoma
Sonoma, CA
March  6-9

Join Anna at her studio and beyond for the third annual gathering of French inspired creativity. Spend 3 1/2 days artfully crafting, antiquing, wine tasting and French shop hopping. Return home with a cache of hand made goodies, vintage finds, renewed spirits and fond memories. (for more details click here)

January 17   10-4
Calendar Days
Create a beautifully collaged and bees waxed calendar complete with hand stamped pages for each month.  We'll be using a variety of lovely elements including vintage papers, ribbons and Addison Endpapers.  Please bring your own numerical rubber stamps (3/8") and black ink pad if available.  As always, lunch is served!

Januray 24 10-4
Mannequins de Papiers
Inspired by fabulous paper dresses discovered in a little Parisian shop, the morning will be spent creating our whimsical 16" dress forms using a variety of newspapers from here and abroad. After lunch we'll paint and embellish our creations with buttons, bows and collars, topped off with a sweet branch and ribbon to let your new frock hang in style! This project can be used as a festive party centerpiece or imaginative gift.

February 7   10-4
Paper Valentines   (new!)
Spend the day creating a generous bouquet of postcards to be nestled inside handmade envelopes awaiting cupids' arrow.  Postcards will be composed on watercolor cards using vintage style imagery; we'll seal our artwork with beeswax and embellish with glitter and assorted keepsakes.  All materials and lunch are included.

February  8   10-4
Sew....Valentines  (new!)
Simple sewing techniques will be explored as we spend the day creating a Valentine inspired duet.  We'll begin with making a petite pin cushion sachet using vintage French fabrics and trim.  In the afternoon we'll compose a small needle case booklet with more French fabrics, ribbons and lace, each page a mélange of pockets, stitchery and poem snippets.  Materials are provided, but please bring any additional fabrics or trims you may like to include.  As always, lunch will be served!

February 14 10-3:30
Soldering Valentine Charms

Spend the day creating one of a kind charms and pendants using a variety of Anna's collected imagery including vintage Valentines, hearts and more. In the morning we'll compose small romantic collages to fit between glass; the afternoon will be devoted to learning and practicing a basic soldering technique, as well as jump ring attachment. Each student will leave with a trio of charms embellished with glitter and ribbon. All materials and lunch are included.


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