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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Firstly: Thank you to all that made
'Magic Carpet' an awesome ride! 

I am eternally thankful to YOU and all that shared in the magic, especially the Association for Public Art in partnership with the Fairmount Park Conservancy & Philadelphia Parks and Recreation for making such a vision real!


NOW for the BIGGEST & BEST CandyCoated NEWS EVER!!

It gives great pleasure to announce that after an extreme year of moving  from one end of Philadelphia to another, I have heard what the universe is trying to tell me and decided to realize my long held dreams: to live near the ocean and become a surfer babe, study herbalism & develop my interests in natural healing/shamanism, finally finish writingthat epic novella/dissertation, and make my art in the sun!!

I am selling everything and



3-Day SALE & Bon Voyage Party!

Priced to Sell. Adopt an art. One of a kind gifts galore.

Friday, Dec 5 from 4-8pm
Saturday, Dec 6 from 12-4pm
Sunday, Dec 7 from 3-6pm
by appointment Monday & Tuesday

@ 1210 S. 10th Street, South Philly
code word: yeahyah!!

The plan/goal is to sell everything and leave for this epic cross-country adventure by January 1!  So come by, say BYE and BUY!  Literally every object at this fest wants to be out in the world and do what it was born to do: add beauty and bring joy!

We got: CandyCoated Stickers, T-shirts, KATZ! pillows, decorative pillows, jewels, ceramic objects d'art, fine art prints, screen prints, costumes, capes, vintage jewelry, dinnerware, ceramic cups & saucers, porcelain crystals, designer sinks, danish modern furniture, bonsai plants, art materials, books, antique collectables, large paintings, screen-prints on archival paper.....

Please come by to help them with their destinies & to lighten the load by supporting the realization of life long California dream!  

It will be a treat to see you in the flesh (hug!).  Serving myJazzmarnier Icecream.  BYOB. Friends of friends welcome! or 215.498.2153

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Last chance to ride on the Magic Carpet! Closes Sunday 8/17

KATZ! and her pillow likeness- so cute!

"Magic Carpet"  closes this Sunday! 

It has been an amazing ride this summer!

I am eternally thankful to the Association for Public Art, The Fairmount Park Conservancy, and Philadelphia Parks and Recreation for their partnership and energy directed towards the realization of one of the largest street paintings in America! With my assistants and support staff we were able to pull it off and take a summer carpet ride!!

Wonderful press coverage will give you an impression if a visit to the fluorescent pink sandbox is impossible.  Please do click on this link for a really nice art blog review and audio tour!
Click on pics in this newsletter for more on the Magic Carpet!!

Sewing intern desired!

Want to sew some straight stitches and help make a huge parachute come to life?  Yes you do!  Emailcandy@candycoated to see what may be!


August Screen-Printing Classes!

The Studio School gets experimental with end-o-summer "quickies": two-week sessions in a really vibrant space @ Front & GirardPhiladelphia easily accessible by public transit, car, bike, and foot!

Small group classes in screen printing on paper, fabric, t-shirts, yardage & wallpaper cater to the design ideas/desires of each participant from true beginner on up!  Students learn how to set up a home studio, design skills, color mixing, screen exposing and even get to keep their screen for printing long after summer session has ended! You will be amazed at what you can learn and produce in only 6 hours of class studio time. AMAZED I tell ya!

Not a class time below that fits your schedule? Private classes/artist projects are my speciality and can be easily arranged!

Book your session by 8/17 and save $50.00: or 215.498.2153


Class Schedule: 

Mondays (Aug 25 & Sept 1) 12-2:30pm or 3-5:30pm
Tuesdays (Aug 19 & 26) 2-4:30pm or 5:30-8pm
Wednesdays (Aug 20 & 27) 2-4:30pm or 5:30-8pm
Thursdays (Aug 21 & 28) 12-2:30pm
Saturdays (Aug 22 & 29) 11am-1:30pm
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I am so happy and thankful for your support in any & all ways, shapes or forms that it may come in.  Your & your energy are very much appreciated!  This has been a monumental summer for the studio projects, without you it would not be as momentous.  

thankfully yours, Candy

The CandyCoated Studio 
@ Front & Girard until Sept.1
then @ South Philly
Philadelphia, PA USA

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Early May Happenings and NEWS!

Candy Coated photo credit: Amber Kirylak
Printing on fabric yardage/paper class
KATZ! and her pillow likeness- so cute!

May happenings:

Jazzmarnier Cocktail Party celebrates The Clay Studio's 40 years!

Friday, May 9 from 6 - 8pm
The Clay Studio,
139 N. 2nd Street, Philadelphia

Yay!!  As a former Clay Studio Resident I have been invited to share in the fun of celebrating this milestone with my special
Little Baby's Ice Cream collaboration: vegan Jazzmarnier Ice Cream made of a coconut meat base flavored with jasmine tea lingerings laced with lavender hints and sweetened with agave.

As part of the festivities, "Jazzmarnier Cocktails" will be served this as I demonstrate screen-printing your own drink coasters with a golden gemstone design inspired by French Sevres porcelain patterns created to commemorate this momentous occasion!


this weekend we are booth #125 at:  

The Art Star Bazaar

Sat & Sun, May 10 + 11, 11-6pm

The Great Plaza @ Penn's Landing (on Columbus Boulevard between Chestnut Street & Walnut Street)

Philadelphia, PA 19106

Free Admission

Come visit us at the 11th annual Art Star Bazaar on Penn's Landing and "make & take" mother's day cards for your momma's and gran-momma's!  I will be showing peeps how to screen print flower blossoms, leaves, and diamond rondelles on cardstock stationary.  Lots of Stickers & KATZ! pillows will be for sale with all proceeds supporting this summer's Experimental Screen-Printing Studio School



exhibition in Washington, DC:


Several of my screen prints, wallpapers, and stretched paintings are on view and for your acquisition in this exhibition "Botanica" of floral inspired works at Drawing Room Projects until May 18th. Should you be in the DC area and want to visit this little, yet powerful exhibition email 


announcing our newest project:

Experimental Summer Screen-Printing
Studio School!

From this June to September only the Studio School gets experimental in a new very convenient location at Front & Girard Streets in Philadelphia; easily accessible by car, bike, and public trans. This makes us very happy to be back in the neighborhood where the school started in 2008 and to keep on spreading our LOVE of screen printing for just one more summer in Philly!

Classes in printing on paper and fabric (including t-shirts) start with beginner/novice level on up to independent study.  Small group workshops can be easily arranged for your team building experience.  Artist projects are welcome too!
Email to make arrangements to bring your print ideas out of your mind and into life.

The Summer Class Schedule will be released next week and can be found clicking pink tab just below:  
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Friday, March 28, 2014

Finally.... Spring News!

CandyCoated Studio presents Fresh News: New Studio Space, KATZ! pillow project & fundraiser, and Spring into Summer Studio School Screen-Printing Classes are back by popular demand!

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Candy Coated photo credit: Amber Kirylak
Printing on fabric yardage/paper class
KATZ! and her pillow likeness- so cute!


New Studio

It has been a long cold winter and now that it is officiallySPRING the time has come for us to pop our heads up and share a bit of news with you!

The CandyCoated Studio moved to a spacious new spot that was originally a candy factory and formerly a textile warehouse. It is being developed in to a mixed use 'makers' community with an excellent roof top view of Philadelphia. The studio has been reinvigorated with the return of daylight savings time while diligently planning a really exciting summer. Developments are well underway on a secret big project to be unveiled in coming months... envision huge flowering design taking over a parking lot, heart shaped play boxes filled with pink & red candy colored sand, captivating music... July & August are going to be out of this world!

in the news 


Our favorite feline KATZ! has been all over the NYC art scene recently, getting plenty of attention for her sweet pillow likeness. See feature here: best art featuring cats.

How do you get your very own?  Help us meet our Spring adoption drive goal of 100 pillows by clicking on the kitty photo above to adopt yours; 50% of all sales are donated to place loving kitties into forever homes with the other 50% supporting the educational outreach facet of the Studio School.

back by popular demand

Printing Classes

We have heard you! Super fun & productive classes and small group workshops are happening this Spring thru Summer and this makes us very happy as we LOVE to spread enthusiasm for silk-screen printing on paper/fabric/T-shirts and more!  Get your printing addictionwell underway in the spacious new CandyCoated Studio and learn your skills from a Master Printer.

Independent artist projects and beginners are welcome to email to make arrangements to bring your ideas to life.
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Spring is a time of renewed exuberance powered by the return of the Sun. Seeds planted in the fall are now wide awake from a long winter dormancy. A fresh growth cycle commences!

The CandyCoated Studio is very much influenced by this life force and has been reinvigorated with its arrival.

We are pleased to be able to THANK YOU SO MUCH for liking & sharing our world.  We APPRECIATE you! 

Happily yours,

Friday, October 18, 2013

Super news!

Quick Links

Just imagine a 22+ yard long print table along window wall and printing your designs in the sunlight streaming in! photo: Casey Ramirez

Super Exciting NEWS:
The CandyCoated Center is MOVING!!!
It is happening and appropriately so on Halloween/Day of the Dead.
The CandyCoated Center relocating to a fantastic light-filled warehouse space! 
Printing my wallpapers & textile designs on 22+yard long print table, while sharing the love of pattern making with invited Wallpaper Residency artists and teaching the art form to students in Studio School is a real live dream come true!  
Set up is this November, after which a studio warming party is a must! 
You can help make this dream happen too!  Come to my  STUDIO MOVING SALE ! 

Sweet KATZ! pillows are being adopted all the time, get yours at the MOVING SALE! and stickers too!
Happy Hour 
Thurs, Oct 24 from 5-7:30pm

Pop on over, say 'hi' to KATZ! and her new buddy Baby Boo.  Try some tasty Jazzmarnier Ice cream (with a splash of gran mariner) and get your CandyCoated goodies.  Help lighten the load by acquiring awesome stuff great for gifts for those that you love & the holidaze!  

From screen print art of many sizes cat pillows & T-shirts (glow in the dark diamonds!) to lots of stickers and skull images.  

Come celebrate and buy some stuff!  Funds raised support the Studio School &
assist with finding homes for animals without. 

On street parking is FREE after 6:30pm!!  And see 20% off coupon at bottom of email!

Last Chance:'CandyCoated Wonderland' is on view til Nov 17th!
If you haven't had the chance already, time is winding down as there is only one month more to squeeze in your visit to see this installation at the Perelman building, Philadelphia Museum of Art.  Out of town/country friends can check out the time-lapse film of the installation process along with images from the exhibition on the Museum's website:  just click on pic ^^^ for linkage. 

Sunday, November 3 museum admission is free! commemorate the final days of the Wonderland's existence on this plane of reality I will be there giving out stickers on Saturday, Nov. 16 & Sunday, Nov. 17 from 12noon - 2pm. Come visit and take home a gem!

Screen print from 'CandyCoated Wonderland" at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Click image for link

Custom 3 color fabric yardage design printed on the Studio School table!
Studio School Screen Printing Classes resume in December
The Studio is taking the month of November to set-up the new space.  As soon as the print tables are built, screen printing classes will resume with private lessons for those with the desire to learn.
A curriculum that focuses on wallpaper and fabric yardage printing is in the works & perfect for repeat pattern loving designers of all kinds!  Additionally there is plenty of space for the 4-arm T-shirt printing press and opportunity to create multi-color images and CMYK color separations.  Yeayh!!!!
or call 215.498.2153 to arrange your winter lessons and future addiction. 
Click on pic >>> for course descriptions.

 CandyCoating IKEA chair (in progress) for DesignPhiladelphia fundraising event that sold to the highest bidder!
CandyCoated +DesignPhiladelphia Press
DesignPhiladelphia was very busy for the studio with the Tyler School of Art's "Art Market" screen printing demonstrations and the 'Take a Seat' Fundraising Festival opening event!

Unfortunately the CandyCoated spirit tour, 'Wanderlusting' was postponed due to a calamity of events including the inane government shutdown and a 102 degree fever...bummers.

But all is not lost, a feature length film of 'Wanderlusting' is still in the works...
stay tuned for developmental details of this fascinating smooshing of parallel historic and contemporary mystical worlds! 

Happy Halloween to all and thank you for the bountiful season!
A big thanks to everyone for everything!

Continued love and support has helped my dreams come true and continues to do so! For 
that I am thankful to you and the universe!
Looking forward having you for a final visit to my studio in Old City during the MOVING SALE and sharing the Wonderland's work on display at the Museum, if you haven't already gotten the chance to visit!

Signed and sent with the warmest affections,


Thursday, September 19, 2013

CandyCoated + DesignPhiladelphia

Mannequins getting ready for their debut in 'CandyCoated Wonderland' back in May and inspiration for 'colorful characters' in 'Wanderlusting'.  

CandyCoated Wonderland on view until Nov 17!

Wow!  More than 25,000 visitors experienced 'CandyCoated Wonderland' this summer at the Philadelphia Museum of Art!  Check out the installation time lapse video and see it come alive before your eyes!  
If you want to visit, Candy would love to give you a little tour before it vanishes and becomes only a memory. Email to set it up... 
Candy Coated Installation Time-lapse
courtesy of the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Super great news!
The Studio School is moving, not a portable style studio on wheels but actually physically MOVING!!!

No sweat tho, you can still learn how to print on t-shirts, paper, and fabric from now until the new year.
After that a spacious custom wallpaper and fabric yardage production studio, outfitted with 22 yard long table(s), and a newly designed curriculum of study. 

email or call 215.498.2153 to register

CandyCoated +

'Ruby Rondelles' wallpaper panel printing at Art Market October 11 & 12!