ART LAB

Artist demonstrations and DIY projects

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Location:
Intersection of Augusta Street and S. Main Street
The Art Lab allows you to watch expert artists at work and try your hand at DIY projects to nurture the artist within. Explore the schedule and class descriptions below. Space for each demo is limited, so be sure to reserve your spot!

 

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FRIDAY
August 21, 2020

Shibori Surface Design  Catherine Cross Tsintzos  2pm – 3pm
Learn about the Indigo plant and see examples of Indigofera Suffruticosa grown in the South for 255 years. Get hands on learning with simple Shibori surface design techniques while dyeing two cotton squares. One square will be left behind to be included in a Community Quilt that upon completion will be donated to a local arts organization.

Kid’s Painting Class* Vino and Van Gogh 4pm – 5pm
Kids of all ages will learn painting techniques to create a masterpiece in a step by step process with a Vino & Van Gogh artist instructor and leave with a work of art in hand. Space is limited.
*Patrons must register online in advance through Vino and Van Gogh ($25 Class Fee) for this demo. All other demos may be reserved through Artisphere’s registration form.

SATURDAY
August 22, 2020

String Art Crafticity 10am -11am
Use a template, nails and string to create a piece of art that can be proudly displayed.

Mixed Media Journals Angela Zajac-Bruch noon – 1pm
Committing to daily journaling increases artistic skills of painting, collage and color theory. During this one-hour demo, patrons will create a mixed media journal using gesso, gel medium, markers, flyers, old mail, and books to create interesting layers.

Origami Masu Boxes Laura Reines Willems 2pm – 3pm
Do your drawers spark joy when you open them? Learn to make an Origami Masu Box and tidy your drawers the Marie Kondo way! This clever origami organizer project will get you on your way to junk drawer delight. Your desk drawers will thank you.

Needle Felting Cecilia Ho 4pm – 5pm
Turn wool fibers into a beautiful wool painting using a felting needle. Create a seamless piece of felt by matting, condensing, and pressing fibers together without the use of water.

Wet Felting Cecilia Ho 5pm – 6pm
Try your hand at wet felting, the process of combining layers of wool roving into one flat piece of the felt fabric by adding hot soapy water.

Adult Painting Class* Vino and Van Gogh 7pm – 8pm
Create a masterpiece in a step by step process with a Vino & Van Gogh artist instructor and leave with a work of art in hand. Space is limited.
*Patrons must register online in advance through Vino and Van Gogh ($25 Class Fee) for this demo. All other demos may be reserved through Artisphere’s registration form.

SUNDAY
August 23, 2020

Suminagashi Ayako Abe-Miller 11am – 12pm
Suminagashi is an ancient Japanese technique for marbling paper (making marble-like designs on paper). Drop-by-drop different colors of Sumi-Ink are floated on the surface of a water basin. A piece of paper is lowered carefully into the basin picking up the floating Sumi-Ink design.  The process is fascinating to everyone from the creative type to the engineer, and anyone can do it, so everyone can produce beautiful art in a Zen-like, stress-free environment.

Stained Glass Mosaics Vaunda Browning 1pm – 2pm
Participants will use pre-cut stained glass pieces to complete their own abstract mosaic. After the stained glass is set on the piece patrons will grout, clean, and polish the piece to take home.

Glass Etching Crafticity 5pm – 6pm
Use stencils to create an etched design on a piece of glassware.