© 2017 by Artful Avocation Handmade by Sharon S. Rivera

Handmade custom and personalized gifts show the recipient how much you care about them.
I love to create custom and personalized items because they are one of a kind, unique and thoughtful.  If you are in need of a special gift for a wedding, baby shower, birthday, anniversary, Mother's Day, Father's Day, graduation, any holiday or special occasion, I would love to make something just for  you.
I am available to teach workshops for a variety of crafting projects - wood signs, paper crafting, paper succulent gardens, banners, and all kinds of other items.  These workshops are great for craft nights with friends,  bridal showers, birthday parties, and Girls' Night Out.  Let me know what you have in mind and I'll work with you to make it an event you and your friends won't soon forget (in a good way!).
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I've had the Privilege of Making for People Recently
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SERVICES

Host a fun Class or DIY Workshop in your home or location!

Choose one of the Classes or DIY Workshops I offer below, or contact me to set up another one you may have in mind.

Pretty Paper Succulent Garden Workshop - NO green thumb required for this fun workshop and the gardens are 100% drought tolerant!  Gather a group of your friends together for a fun time of crafting and creating your own little succulent garden out of premium card stocks, moss, rocks, and bark pieces.  You'll be amazed at how easily you can create this little garden that fools everyone because it looks so lifelike!

Workshop Fee:  $25 per attendee (maximum of 12 attendees)

Host is FREE with a minimum of 8 paid attendees

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Wood Sign DIY Workshop - Have you been wishing you could make a trendy wood sign but don't have the tools or know-how?  Your wish can come true with this fun workshop!  Call up your friends and learn the basics techniques to making your own wood sign.  Each attendee will make their own sign.  I'll work with the host to select a sign to make.

Workshop Fee:  starts at $25 per attendee and is based on size of sign (maximum of 12 attendees)

Host is FREE with a minimum of 8 paid attendees

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Painted Pillow Workshop - No pillow fighting at his party, but you will learn to paint your own 18" x 18" zippered pillow cover.  The cover is 100% polyester, super soft, made in the USA, and can be machine washed and dried for easy care.  An option to add a soft and comfy 100% polyester, made in USA, 18" x 18" pillow insert is available.

Workshop Fee:  $30 per attendee for cover only;  $40 per attendee to include pillow insert (maximum of 12 attendees)

Host is FREE with a minimum of 8 paid attendees (cover only, $10 additional for pillow insert)

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Silhouette Cameo Class Level 1 - Still haven't taken it out of the box?  Or you have, but aren't sure how to get started?  I can help!  In this class, I help you to get started using your Silhouette Cameo.  Whether it's still in the box or not.  I will get you up and running so you can unleash your inner creativity and discover all the wonderful possibilities this machine has to offer.  You'll be on your way to creating the most fabulous things! Location will be determined when booked.

Class Fee:  $70 for one person, two hour session; $50 per person for two or more

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Silhouette Cameo Class Level 2 - Okay, so you've got the basics down and have even made a few tee shirts and some wall art, but you want more!  What do all those little icons mean and what do they do?  You will learn about all those icons and experiment with them to take your creativity to the next level. Location will be determined when booked.

Class Fee:  $70 for one person, two hour session; $50 per person for two or more

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PLEASE NOTE:

I will travel to all workshops I offer and bring all the necessary tools and materials needed.  The host will provide enough table space and chairs for each guest and, if they wish, beverages and snacks for their guests.

Classes for the Silhouette Cameo include instruction and travel to the location where the training will take place.  The registrant will provide their Silhouette Cameo, laptop computer, cutting mat, card stock and vinyl.  I will send a PayPal invoice for payment.  Payment should be paid within three days of invoice to guarantee your class.

Once you have contacted me to book a workshop, I will set up the event on Eventbrite and send the host a link to invite their guests.  All guests must pre-register and pay through the  Eventbrite link no later than 7 days prior to the event date.  Due to the amount of preparation for each guest, no late registrations or payments can be accepted.

In the event a registered guest cannot attend a class or workshop and needs to cancel, a two week notice is required for a full refund.  No refunds can be made after the deadline, but a credit for the full amount of the workshop will be available to the guest to book a future workshop within a 3 month period.

If I need to cancel a class or workshop, I will work with you to schedule another date or refund the full amount paid.

Travel is limited to locations within the Southern California areas of Los Angeles County east of the 605 freeway, and in Orange County north of Crown Valley Parkway (approximately).  Please contact me if you have questions. 

CLASSES & WORKSHOPS