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2016 CHA - Pre-Show Activities

By: DecoArt
January 9, 2016

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The DecoArt crew has arrived in sunny California.

The booth arrived on the show floor packed in crates and packed on pallets.


After many hours of sweat and hard work, the booth will be ready for visitors this morning.

In addition to setting the booth up, DecoArt sponsored a couple of mixed media workshops before the show started.

Marjie Kemper's class was on Thursday and the focus was on living creatively while making a mixed media clayboard panel. The workshop featured DecoArt Media product. Some of the other great sponsors of the event were: Ampersand Art Supply, Stampendous!, Marvy Uchida, Imagine Crafts, and The Funkie Junkie Boutique

Tracy Weinzapfel's class was on Friday and they created lovely "Life is Good wood art panels using a variety of DecoArt products. Students were from all over the world, the furthest traveling from Israel. Andy Skinner even stopped by for a visit! A big thanks to Ampersand Art Supply for supporting this workshop as well.

The night ended with an awesome Block Party. It was a little chilly, but the atmosphere was exciting and warm. The food was yummy too and we sure do love food trucks!

Here is the schedule for all of the exciting booth activities on Satruday.
For the entire show booth schedule, click here.

SATURDAY - 01.09.2016

Education Area 

  • 9:30am - 12:00pm: 
    Donna Bush - Americana Decor® Outdoor Living™ Paint
    Be among the first to try out this new paint while learning how to achieve a smooth finish on terra cotta.
  • 12:30pm - 2:30pm:
    Tracy Weinzapfel - Mystery Box Challenge
    It’s on!! Get in touch with your crafty side and grab a chance to win prizes. Seats are limited. Sign up in the DecoArt booth. (Partners: Darice and Want2Scrap.)
  • 2:30pm - 4:30pm:
    Mark Montano - Americana Decor® Chalky Finish
    Take ANY frame at all and give it a beautiful, expensive antique feel with a few simple tips and tricks.
Demo Area
  • 9:30am - 12:00pm: 
    Tracy Weinzapfel - Americana® Decou-Page™ and Decou-Page™ Papers
    Come see DecoArt's Education Coordinator in action with our entire Decou-Page™ line of products.
  • 9:30am - 12:00pm: 
    Andy Skinner - DecoArt® Media™ Line
    Come see mixed media mastermind, Andy Skinner, in action and using our line created especially for mixed media.
  • 1:00pm - 3:00pm:
    PLA Schneider - 2016 NEW Product / Product Expansions
    Meet one of the DecoArt designers and check out a brand new DecoArt product or our newest color expansions!
  • 1:00pm - 5:00pm:
    Andy Skinner - DecoArt® Media™ Line
    Come see mixed media mastermind, Andy Skinner, in action and using our line created especially for mixed media.
  • 3:00pm - 5:00pm:
    Pauline Molinari - DecoArt® Metallic Lustre™
    Meet DecoArt Core Blogger Pauline, of Club Chica Circle, and learn how she uses our fabulous metallic wax paste

Are you at the 2016 CHA Mega Show? Stop in, say "Hi!", and create with us!


The booth looks fantastic! I love ALL of the Deco Art products, from the chalk paint to the mixed media line. You guys really rock! Wish I could be there.


January 9, 2016

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