Yummy!!! Flowers you can eat!

Join Denise Beavers to learn how to make gumpaste flowers!

Work is Always Fun at BluBearz!

Work is Always Fun at BluBearz!

Illustration Contest for K-2nd Grade

Illustration Contest for K-2nd Grade
Lydia Dodson

Local children’s author, Lydia Dodson, has written another book! She is searching for pictures – 25 to be exact! That’s right! All pictures for the book (24, plus the cover) will be selected from kindergarten through second grade students in Coffee County and surrounding counties.

  •  Entries will be accepted from public schooled and homeschooled students
What type of paper?
  • White (no lines) such as printer paper (no cream colors, no construction paper, ect.)
  •  8 ½ x 11
  • Turn paper to the landscape position, not portrait position
Special instructions:
  • Turn SIDE of paper underneath 1 ½” to 2”
Write in small, legible letters:
  • Child’s Name
  • Grade
  • Name of school or Co-op
  • Provide contact information that you are comfortable providing, such as: school, phone number, email, etc. This  will be used to contact the winners
 Have the child write their name on this back section; each picture that is published in the book will have the students name listed under it as it is written on the submitted picture.
 Child’s name will be printed in the front of the book, as well

 Picture must be done in crayon and/or colored pencils

Subject of drawing:
  • Arts and Crafts Fair
  • Details:
  • Inside or outside
  • With or without people or animals
  • May include anything that would be seen at an arts and crafts fair
Contest begins: THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 7, 2017
Contest ends: WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 20, 2017
Winners will be announced at:
BluBearz ‘N Friendz
112 S. Collins Street
Tullahoma, TN 37388
Saturday September, 30th, 2017
4:30 p.m.
One entry per child
Pictures will be judged by a panel of 5:
Tina Gordon, Traders Bank
Fran Gray, South Jackson Civic Center
Robin Dunn, Alderman
Lydia Dodson, Author
Connie Dodson, Student
Special note: Legal guardians of all winners will be required to sign permission form for pictures to be printed

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Crafting w/Mikey Sneed
Silver Soldering
Dremel Tool Crafts

Wouldn't these make unique Christmas gifts to be cherished by the receiver for a lifetime? Mikey will teach you to make these adorable projects, or they will be available for purchase soon!

So just what is the difference between welding and silver soldering?

Welding is joining or fusing pieces of metal together after making the metal soft by using heat on the metal.
Soldering is heating metals without melting them and often requires more care.
Silver solder is an alloy (usually a combination of silver, lead and tin) that is  melted between pieces of metal together.
Often the piece will be hammered to bend the metal and frequently the piece will need to be polished to get a smooth finish and shiny luster.

Visit the Welding/Soldering page for details.

Class sizes are small, so reserve your spot now! Ages 14 and up for all these pages.

Email mikey@blubearz.com or call 931-913-2327