WHY DO WE MAKE ART?

POSTED BY Lisa Andrews

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Find ORIGINAL SOLUTIONS to problems
DISCOVER innovative techniques
use the IMAGINATION
fosters COMMUNICATION skills
engaging analytical and CREATIVE THINKING
WORK COOPERATIVELY in teams
VISUAL UNDERSTANDING
POSITIVELY ENGAGING
SELF ESTEEM and SELF EXPRESSION
ENRICHES COMMUNITIES
ART ~ teaches human nature and culture, cultural diversity and tolerance ART is the language of human expression….THAT IS WHY WE MAKE ART!
Join us! We have classes for all ages, abilities and interests!


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DO YOU KNOW YOUR ARTIQUE FAQ?

POSTED BY Lisa Andrews

What’s New? What’s up and What has changed?
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Did you know that you can get the answers to most any question on our FAQ page!
Here is your direct link to all things ARTIQUE! http://www.artiqueputnam.com/faq/
Get answers to questions such as: “Do I have to reserve a seat”, “What do I wear?”, “What do I bring”, “Can kids come to an adult class?”, “What is the refund Policy?”, “Where do I park in Putnam?”, and “What if it snows in Connecticut?”
Specific answers to questions about private events are found on the “Private Event” page! Here: http://www.artiqueputnam.com/paint-event-nights/
Questions about “Fundraising” there is a page for that too!http://www.artiqueputnam.com/fundraising/
What to know about the owner and why Artique came to be?http://www.artiqueputnam.com/about/
What do people say about ARTIQUE? Check out the testimonial page! http://www.artiqueputnam.com/testimonials/
YOU GET IT….FIND OUT ALL ABOUT ARTIQUE TODAY!


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SUMMER ARTS HAPPENING FOR KIDS!

POSTED BY Lisa Andrews

KIDS WORKSHOPS WEEKS!
Two weeks to Choose for Ages 6-12
JULY 24-28 OR AUGUST 14-18
Choose your own schedule!
Morning Sessions 9-12 OR Afternoon Sessions 1-4 OR Stay all Day!
Choose one session, two or more! Discounts for Multiple Sessions!
Call or Email for complete Schedule, Pricing and Registration Form! 860-315-9019 artiqueputnam@gmail.com
KIDS CARTOONING/CARICATURE WORKSHOPS!
For ages 10-15! Wednesday Nights! Two Dates only! July 26 and August 16th 6pm-9pm!
Sign up online! July:  http://www.artiqueputnam.com/event/summer-arts-happening-kids-age-10-15-cartooning-and-caricature/ August: http://www.artiqueputnam.com/event/summer-arts-happening-kids-age-10-15-cartooning-and-caricature-2/
TEENS SUMMER ARTS NIGHT OUT!
For ages 12-16! Two Dates Only! July 27 and August 17th 6pm-9pm! Sign up online! July: http://www.artiqueputnam.com/event/summer-arts-happening-for-teens-age-12-16-night-out/ August: http://www.artiqueputnam.com/event/summer-arts-happening-for-teens-age-12-16-night-out-2/
CREATIVE PLAYTIME FOR LITTLE ONES!
For Ages 3-5 and Parent/Guardian. Two dates only! July 28th and August 18th! 5pm-7pm Sign up online! July: http://www.artiqueputnam.com/event/summer-arts-happening-for-kids-age-3-5-creative-playtime-fun/ August: http://www.artiqueputnam.com/event/summer-arts-happening-for-kids-age-3-5-creative-playtime-fun-2/
Complete Descriptions and Sign ups right on our website!
http://www.artiqueputnam.com/


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NEW! Children’s Birthday Options & Updates!

POSTED BY Lisa Andrews

With our New Space, New Look and New Classes some things will of course stay the same but some things will change too!
NEW BIRTHDAY THEMES!
“Paint-a-long Party” ~ Just Paint
“Paint & Plie” ~ Ballet and Paint
“Paint & Yoga” ~ Fitness and Paint
“Paint & Princess”~ Choose Hair or Nails & Paint
“Paint & Puppy” ~ Paint and Pet a Pup
“Paint & Build” ~ Lego Activities
NEW AVAILABLE TIMES/DAY’S!
Birthday Parties times are available on Saturdays 2-4pm or Sunday’s 2-4 pm.
Vacation and Summer weekday time slots may be available too!
NEW PRICING!
You (our customers) asked for this, and so here you are!…we do listen!
1-10 children – $25 per child
11-15 children – $20 per child
16-20 children – $15 per child
Over 20 kids…Let’s Talk!
As always, over 10 children and the Birthday child is FREE!
SOMETHING ELSE IS NEW!
Just wait until you see our new PHOTO BOOTH! #framedatartique
WHAT IS STILL THE SAME?
You and your children will still enjoy the quality full service party that ARTIQUE is known for! Paper goods are still included for the children and each child will still receive a balloon too! Call or email to inquire about dates and to book your party!


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NEW! Fundraising Options and Updates!

POSTED BY Lisa Andrews

With our new space, new look and new classes, some things will of course be the same, but some things will change too!
NEW OPTIONS! Adult FUNdraisers offers Canvas, Burlap or Wine Glass Painting! Family/kids FUNdraisers offers Canvas or Glass Mug Painting! HOW FUN!
NEW AVAILABLE TIMES/DAYS: As of 4/1/17 FUNdraisers in our studio will be available to book on Thursday evenings, Sunday Afternoons or Evenings.On Location Fundraisers are available on Thursday Evenings only.
PRICING CHANGES Artique has not changed any pricing since we opened 5 years ago! WOW! Although we don’t like to change prices, sometimes it is necessary.  As of 4/1/17 FUNdraisers for adults will be $40 per person, Family FUNdraisers will go up to $30 per person.
STILL THE SAME Your group or organizations still receives $10 back per person! And of course it is still the most fun, option for fundraising in town! Questions or inquiries send and email to artiqueputnam@gmail.com.


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WHAT? Watercolor Workshops at ARTIQUE? YES!

POSTED BY Lisa Andrews

watercolor winter birch
watercolor bluebird
Yes! We said Watercolors!
You asked and we delivered!
Watercolor Workshops are for teens and adults and are completely step by step just like our acrylic on canvas paintings!
You can do this!
Our next two are January 28th 2-4 pm, and on February 18th 2 -4 pm!
Sign up early! These classes are limited in size! Your links are here!
http://www.artiqueputnam.com/event/watercolor-workshop-for-adultsteens-winter-birch-trees/
http://www.artiqueputnam.com/event/watercolor-workshop-for-adultsteens-a-winter-bluebird/


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DID YOU GET ONE?

POSTED BY Lisa Andrews

Were you one of the lucky ones that received a gift card to ARTIQUE?
Did you know there are TWO DIFFERENT VERSIONS…
One you can use right on the website!
The other you need to call or email to reserve!
LET US EXPLAIN…
This one has a code printed electronically that you can use online!
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Simply go to our calendar find an event and enter the “voucher code” that is printed to make your reservation…COOL!:
This one is handwritten and will not work on the website.
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It’s pretty!…but does not work online, so sorry!
If you received this pretty, but handwritten card…
simply call us at 860.315.9019 or email us artiqueputnam@gmail.com
Please give us your names/s, card #, and the event choice to reserve.
We hope your holiday was wonderful! See you soon!


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Dear Last Minute Shoppers and Procrastinators,

POSTED BY Lisa Andrews

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This is for you! If you just love the rush of last minute shopping or just procrastinate until the last seconds of the shopping season, this is for YOU!
Gift Certificates to ARTIQUE are a great gift for everyone on your list!
Spending time together with friends and family, is way better than any useless dust collector, ties, lotions and creams you can buy!
And you can purchase NOW right from home in your slippers,
no need to go out in the cold and battle the parking and the crowds!
AND…the certificates are automatically emailed right to your inbox
(just give the system about 30 seconds and VOILA! DONE!
Here is your direct link here: http://www.artiqueputnam.com/purchase-a-gift-certificate/


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OH NO SNOW! ~ What happens when the snow flies!

POSTED BY Lisa Andrews

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It is that time of year in New England…time for the snow!
What happens when you are signed up for a paint event and the weather does not cooperate with your plans?

Watch Facebook for any cancellation announcements. You many also call 860-315-9019 or email artiqueputnam@gmail.com with any question or concern.
Please leave a message they are checked several times a day, we will return your calls/emails.
If Artique decides to cancel due to weather, You will retain credit to apply to another class of your choice. If it is a private event, Artique will work with the party organizer to come up with an alternative date for the event, stay posted.
Please Note: It is OUR POLICY at Artique that full credit requires 24 hours notice.


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DECEMBER FUN ~ For All Ages!

POSTED BY Lisa Andrews

This time of year we all like to gather with friends and family!
Enjoy each other, reconnect and just simply spend time with those you love!

ARTIQUE offers something for everyone!
FAMILY FUN! All ages are welcome! From 3 to 103!
ADULT EVENTS! Bring your own and spend a couple hours with Friends you hardly see!
COUPLES EVENTS! A Great time for any pair!
LOOK for our RECLAIMED SURFACES TOO!
CHECK OUT VACATION WEEK AND EVENTS THROUGH JANUARY! http://www.artiqueputnam.com/events/2016-12/
http://www.artiqueputnam.com/events/2017-01/


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