This weekend, we could not be more excited to host Sara Gillingham in store. She’ll be here to celebrate her newest picture book that she both wrote and illustrated. We’ve got a wonderful craft to share, and there will be cookies and lemonade! Please come by, no registration required. Buy a book, stay for a craft and meet lovely Sara! Saturday April 11th 2-4pm
Collage Collage Art School and Store is looking for Studio Assistants.
We’re looking for a bright and inspired individual who wants to grow their experience in working with children & the arts. Our retail + workshop space hosts classes daily and camps in the summer. This weekend job requires a motivated individual who would like to explore working with children in a unique, contemporary art based environment. Strong retail skills encouraged but not required. Prior experience working with children also encouraged but not required, this is a entry level position that we’d like to train you for. Grow with our company as you learn about small business, retail, art curating and sales, Early Childhood Education, and more.
Candidates must be able to work weekends.
Additional weekday shifts could be added in the summer to assist with Camps.
Please apply by resume to
Subject Line : STUDIO ASSISTANT
by April 15th.
Suitable candidates will be reached by email to schedule an interview.
Holy wow, do we ever have a treat for you this weekend. Our friend Jeff Hamada of boooooom has invited us to take part in a huge art project. He’s teamed up with Vancouver based interactive studio Tangible Interaction to build a sculpture at a conference in Spain, and we need you! Come to Collage Collage on Saturday from 2-4pm for a FREE making session. Customize a pencil of your own and send it along to be a part of the sculpture. Real art, real artists, the real deal as always. Looking forward to it.
MEET SOMEONE GREAT
Kallie George is a wonderful writer. We fell in love with her book; Mr. M when the shop first opened, and it acted as an invitation to get to know so much more about Kallie and her work. The scope of the kind of books she writes really speaks to the depths of her imagination. Her books are for those who love to read, and all kinds of readers will find a favorite. Characters are unique for children’s books, and each one takes us on a different journey.
This weekend, we’re thrilled to host an afternoon here at the shop with Kallie to celebrate her NEW CHAPTER BOOK “Clover’s Luck”. This book is the first in a series from the “Magical Animal Adoption Agency”. We’re totally hooked, and think you will be too. We’ve crafted up an art project to share, and Kallie will be around to sign books, say hello and maybe tell you a few things about what’s coming next for the Magical Animals. We’ve also fully stocked our shelves with ALL of Kallie’s titles, so that you can see what we mean about her truly inspiring range of work.
Here’s a short interview we did with Kallie – we hope it inspires you to come join us for a magical afternoon this weekend!
Saturday, March 7th 2-4pm FREE!
Who are you + what do you do?
I’m an author and editor for Simply Read Books, and I also lead creative writing workshops for aspiring writers. Mostly, I spend my days dreaming and writing and answering questions like how do you polish a unicorn’s horn, or what kind of treat would a dragon like to eat.
What connects you to Collage Collage?
Collage Collage has hosted a few events for different Simply Read Books’ authors and illustrators. Yay! I’ve also had other events at Collage Collage including one for my book The Melancholic Mermaid, illustrated by Abigail Halpin.
Do you have a favorite creative outlet?
I love lots of creative things, including, of course, writing. But other than writing I love knitting and swing dancing.
What’s your all time favorite craft supply?
Beautiful pens to write with. Glitter is pretty awesome too!
Hurrah for glitter! We’ll be sure to have some on hand on Saturday March 7th!
We are pretty excited about teaming up with Donna and Monica of “Wonder of Learning” for some Reggio Inspired workshops this spring. As a special treat, we’re offering the first workshop FREE! This Wednesday, February 25th from 10-11am or Thursday Feb 26th 1-2pm kids 2-5 can join in with their parents for a taste of what’s to come this spring. Alternately, you can attend a Drop In Class on Wednesday March 4th 10-11am or Thursday March 5th 1-2pm ($20).
Registration is open for our April Spring Session, commencing April 1st. More information on the classes themselves in the link. See you then!