Workshops

Please be sure to check our Calendar page for a complete list of workshops and events.

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Note: When you successfully register for a workshop, a receipt for your purchase will be emailed to you. If you do not receive a receipt, your registration is NOT confirmed. Please contact us.

 

Girls' Night (or Day) Out

Date: Ongoing

Time: Varies with workshop

Workshop Fee: Varies with workshop

Instructor: Varies with workshop

Skill Level: All

Materials & Tools Needed: Varies with workshop

Looking for something a little different for your next Girls' Night (or Day) Out? Consider scheduling a private arts and crafts party at Purple Crayon! We've got lots of great workshops to choose from, and, if you don't see what you're looking for, we'll be happy to try to find an instructor! More...

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Alcohol Ink and Sharpie Silk Scarves (FULL/CANCELLED)

 

Date: Saturday, 3/21

Time: 12:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Workshop Fee: $74 (Members), $80 (Non-Members)

Instructors: Deana Murchison and Pam Robbins

Skill Level: All

Materials & Tools Needed: Apron. All other materials supplied, including two 11" x 60" silk scarves.

 

Note: This workshop is full. If you would like to be placed on a waiting list, please contact us.

Love wearing one-of-a-kind, handmade scarves but don't love their price tag? In this super fun workshop, Deana Murchison and Pam Robbins team up to show you two different ways to create beautiful, inexpensive silk scarves using just a little ink and alcohol.

 

First, you’ll experiment with using alcohol inks. As you drip, blow, and manipulate the brilliant colors, you’ll have fun watching intricate patterns emerge on your first scarf!

 

Next, you’ll play with using Sharpie markers and rubbing alcohol to dye your other scarf. You’ll be amazed at the beautiful colors and fluid patterns you can create with just a few simple lines!

 

No dyeing, drawing, or painting experience necessary!

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Zentangle®: The Basics (FULL/CANCELLED)

 

Date: Saturday, 3/28

Time: 10:00 AM-12:30 PM

Workshop Fee: $41 (Members); $45 (Non-Members)

Instructor: Susan Goodman

Skill Level: Beginner

Materials Supplied: All materials supplied. 

Note: This workshop is full. If you would like to be placed on a waiting list, please contact us.

 

Zentangle® is an easy-to-learn, relaxing way to turn structured patterns—called “tangles”—into tiny (3.5” x 3.5”) masterpieces that can, ultimately, be assembled into a larger mosaic.

 

In this introductory workshop, Certified Zentangle® Teacher, Susan Goodman, will review the history of the Zentangle® Method and the benefits of using good quality tools. Then, she will teach you how to create some basic tangles.

 

By the end of the workshop, you will have created two tiles and gained the skills necessary to take the more advanced, Zentangle®: Beyond the Basics, workshop offered in the afternoon. 

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Zentangle®: Beyond the Basics (FULL/CANCELLED)

 

Date: Saturday, 3/28

Time: 1:00-3:30 PM

Workshop Fee: $41 (Members); $45 (Non-Members)

Instructor: Susan Goodman

Skill Level: Basic Zentangle® skills required

Materials Supplied: All materials supplied. However, participants are encouraged to bring their own Zentangle® supplies as well.

Note: This workshop is full. If you would like to be placed on a waiting list, please contact us.

In this workshop, you will re-acquaint yourself with the basics of Zentangle®. Then, you will continue to build your knowledge by learning new, more complicated tangles*, adding shading and highlighting to your piece, and working with different colored squares and pens.

*Susan Goodman, the instructor, will ensure that participants who have already taken this workshop will learn tangles that are new to them as well!  

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Fluid Art: Spring Eggstravaganza (CANCELLED)

 

Date: Saturday, 4/11

Time: 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Workshop Fee: $42 (Members), $45 (Non-Members)

Instructor: Deana Murchison

Skill Level: All

Materials & Tools Needed: Apron. All other materials supplied.

 

Have you ever wanted to create an abstract painting but weren’t sure how to start? If so, fluid art—also called [acrylic] pour painting, flow art, liquid art., etc.—might be just what you’re looking for!

 

Fluid art is a form of abstract art that uses acrylic paints with a runny (fluid) consistency. The paints react with each other when combined to make interesting and visually organic motifs. As the paints run amok and spill across your canvas, the possibilities are endless!

 

In this workshop, Deana Murchison will show you several different ways to do acrylic pours. Then, you’ll practice the techniques, making one 8” x 10” abstract painting, one vase, and, to celebrate spring, four one-of-a-kind Easter eggs! Finally, Deana will demonstrate how to finish your painting with an acrylic coating.

 

This is a fun and easy class and is great for experimenting with color!

 

Note: To preserve the integrity of your design, your paintings must dry flat for at least 24 hours before moving. You will need to return to the studio to pick up your pieces and finish your paintings with acrylic coating at home.

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Introduction to Polymer Clay: Bead Necklace (CANCELLED)

 

Date: Saturday, 4/18

Time: 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Workshop Fee: $60 (Members), $65 (Non-Members)

Instructor: Lori Axelrod

Skill Level: Beginner

Materials & Tools Needed: All materials supplied.

 

Polymer clay is an amazingly versatile art medium! In this workshop, polymer clay artist Lori Axelrod will teach you how to shape, blend, stamp and embellish polymer clay to make a beautiful, lightweight, big- bead necklace that makes a statement!

 

You will also learn how to make a bull’s eye, jelly roll, and black and white strip log (called a “polymer clay cane”). Lori will share many tips and techniques to help you create a one-of-a-kind piece of jewelry!

 

The class includes all materials and supplies to make one black, white, and red necklace. You are welcome to bring other colors of Sculpey Premo! clay if you prefer. Clay for additional pieces will also be available for purchase. 

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Introduction to Pyrography (CANCELLED)

 

Date: Saturday, 4/25

Time: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Workshop Fee: $37 (Members), $40 (Non-Members)

Instructor: Annie Rule

Skill Level: Beginner

Materials & Tools Needed: All materials supplied.

 

Pyrography is the art of decorating wood by burning a design on the surface with a heated metallic point. In this introductory workshop, pyrography artist Annie Rule will review materials needed for this ancient art, as well as necessary safety precautions. Then the fun begins! 

 

Annie will teach you how to use a basic woodburning tool to create a line design on a small, coaster-size, wood slice. Next, you’ll have the option to add color to your piece using watercolor, brush pens, or acrylic paint, and to make your piece more functional by attaching magnets or coaster bumpers. Finally, you’ll learn how to apply polyurethane to finish your work.

 

You may use one of Annie’s images, or you may email her one of your own line designs for approval. If you choose to use your own image, please note:

 

  • Your image should be a simple line drawing, similar to what you’d see in a children’s coloring book

  • Should be approximately 5" x 5"

  • Must have Annie’s approval prior to the workshop

 

If these criteria aren’t met, Annie may ask you to use one of her images to ensure that your first piece is a success!

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Introduction to Wire Wrapping: Copper Bracelet

 

Date: Saturday, 5/9

Time: 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Workshop Fee: $64 (Members), $70 (Non-Members)

Instructor: Nadine Fidelman

Skill Level: Beginner

Materials & Tools Needed: All materials supplied.

Have you always wanted to make your own professional-looking jewelry? In this introductory wire wrapping workshop, Jewelry Designer Nadine Fidelman will show you how to make a beautiful copper bangle bracelet in just a few hours!

 

You’ll begin by choosing a size bracelet. Then, Nadine will show you how to prepare square wire and half round “wrapping wire” by cutting and straightening it. Next, you’ll learn how to twist square wire and attach side square wires using wrapping techniques. Finally, you’ll form your bracelet to your wrist, tumble it, and finish your piece by patinating and sanding it to your desired color.

 

No previous jewelry-making experience necessary!

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Tree of Life Dreamcatcher

 

Date: Saturday, 5/16

Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Workshop Fee: $51 (Members), $55 (Non-Members)

Instructor: Sarah Jane Kennedy

Skill Level: All

Materials & Tools Needed: All materials supplied.

 

The term “dreamcatcher” means “spider” in Ojibwe—and that’s typically what we think of when we see one: a web of string wrapped inside a hoop. Unlike most dreamcatchers, however, the “string” used in these beauties is wire that’s been shaped into a tree of life!

 

In this intriguing workshop, join wirework artist, Sarah Jane Kennedy, as she shows you how to create your own 8” tree of life dreamcatcher using wire, beads, and hand tools. You’ll start by watching Sarah Jane demonstrate how to wrap an 8” wire hoop. Then, you’ll take a hoop that Sarah Jane has pre-wrapped to save time (and your hands!) and begin twisting and bending wire to form your tree of life’s branches and trunk. Eventually, you’ll add bead “leaves” and refine your unique sculpture.

 

Students should have a moderate amount of hand strength and dexterity.

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