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Girls' Night (or Day) Out

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!

 

Notes:

  • We can't serve alcohol at Purple Crayon, but YOU are welcome to bring whatever food and beverages you'd like!

  • All workshop participants are required to show proof of vaccination or a valid exemption. Anyone with a valid exemption will be required to wear a mask.  

Here's how it works:

 

  1. You and four or more of your friends come up with a date and time for your next Girls' Night (or Day) Out. 

  2. You and your friends decide what workshop(s) you'd like to take.

  3. You contact Pam at pam@purplecrayonavl.com or 828-771-6148 and let her know what workshop you'd like to take and when. (We suggest you have a backup workshop and date just in case your first choice isn't available.)

  4. Pam contacts the workshop instructor to see if she's available on one of your requested dates/times.

  5. Assuming we can find a date/time that works, we hold the slot for seven days.

  6. When we receive your payment, we finalize the event and start preparing for your special day! 

Questions? Please contact us for more information!

Workshops

 
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Alcohol Inks (3.0 Hrs)

If you’ve been wanting to try a new and vibrant medium that works on a wide variety of materials and surfaces, you’ll love alcohol inks! As you drip, blow, and manipulate the brilliant colors of this art form, you’ll be amazed at the intricate patterns that emerge!

 

Veteran artists Deana Murchison or Robyn Crawford will show you how to create beautiful, professional-looking artwork with very little effort. You’ll leave with at least one print suitable for framing, a ceramic coaster(s), and one or two other home accessories. Only you (and your fellow classmates, of course!) will know how quick and easy your masterpieces were to make!

Instructor

Deana Murchison

Robyn Crawford

Offered

Mon-Sun

9 AM-9 PM

Cost

$70 pp

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Alcohol Ink Silk Scarf (2.5 Hrs)

If you love experimenting with color, you’ll love making these beautiful, one-of-a-kind scarves!

 

As you drip, blow, and manipulate the brilliant colors of alcohol ink onto silk, you’ll have fun watching intricate patterns emerge! In just a couple of hours, you’ll have created a stunning 11” x 60” scarf that you’ll be proud to wear yourself or give as a gift.

 

No dyeing, drawing, or painting experience necessary!

Instructor

Deana Murchison

Offered

Mon-Sun

9 AM-9 PM

Cost

$60 pp

Knit Blanket
Chunky Blanket (4 Hrs)

You’ve probably seen these super soft, super snuggly blankets in your favorite home goods store for $75-$100 or more. Now you can make your own for a lot less, once you learn the technique. No knitting experience necessary!

 

Non-knitter Pam Robbins will step you through the process. First, she’ll show you how to cast on to start your project. Then, you’ll learn how to knit your blanket until it’s approximately 45”x 60”. Finally, Pam will show you how to bind off your piece to give it a professional look. And you’ll do all of this using just your hands; no needles required!

 

To make sure you’ll love the color(s) of your blanket, everyone in your party will need to purchase 5 skeins of super bulky (6) or jumbo (7) chenille yarn, such as  Bernat Blanket Big yarn, Yarn Bee Eternal Bliss yarn, or Lion Brand AR Workshop Chunky yarn.​

To ensure students have ample space to work, class size is limited to 6 participants.

Instructor

Pam Robbins

Offered

Mon-Sun

9 AM-9 PM

Cost

$55 pp + yarn

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Decoupage Picture Frame (2.5 Hrs)

A photograph is a great way to capture a memory—but displaying it in a frame that also captures the moment makes it even more special!

Decoupage, the art of cutting out and adhering paper images to a surface, has had a big resurgence recently, and it's easy to see why. It’s fun and economical (it’s a great way to make ordinary objects extraordinary, or give new life to old, worn out objects), and almost anyone can produce a beautiful piece of art with minimal effort.

In this workshop, Purple Crayon owner, Pam Robbins, will show you how to create a decoupage picture frame that captures something meaningful for you. Your frame can highlight Asheville—and, for tourists, would make a wonderful, handmade souvenir—or pretty much anything you can think of: another city, a person, a feeling, etc. If you can picture it, you can “paint” it with just a little glue and paper!

Instructor

Pam Robbins

Offered

Mon-Sun

9 AM-9 PM

Cost

$40 pp

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Dot Mandala Painting (2.5 Hrs)

In Buddhist culture, mandalas are said to transmit positive energy to the environment and to the people who view them. Learn how to create your own dot mandala painting with local artist, Deana Murchison. This new art craze is fun, easy, calming, and very addictive!

 

You’ll start by making a simple, perfectly symmetrical dot using a special tool. Then, Deana will show you how to expand your mandala by adding dots of all different sizes and colors. You’ll also learn how to layer dots to produce a 3D effect. You’ll leave with two completed stones or coasters and all the skills needed to continue dotting on your own.

Instructor

Deana Murchison

Offered

Mon-Sun

9 AM-9 PM

Cost

$50 pp

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Felted Soap (2 Hrs)

Looking for some good, clean, fun? We’ve got you covered—in bubbles, that is!

 

Join veteran artist and teacher, Camille Duanno, for this easy, fun, and uber practical introduction to felting. In just a couple of hours, Camille will show you how to take a bar of soap, a little wool, and some warm water and turn it into an attractive addition to your home.

 

These “fuzzy” soaps also make wonderful, gentle exfoliators—and great gifts!

All materials supplied, including soap dish and materials for wrapping.

Instructor

Camille Daunno

Offered

Mon-Sun

9 AM-9 PM

Cost

$40 pp

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Fluid Art (2.5 Hrs)

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 or Dawn Barnard will show you several different ways to do acrylic pours. Then, you’ll make two, 8” x 10” abstract paintings using the dirty pour/flip pour method. 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 72 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.

Instructor

Deana Murchison

Dawn Barnard

Offered

Mon-Sun

9 AM-9 PM

Cost

$55 pp

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Mosaic Coaster (3 Hrs)

If you like doing puzzles, you'll love doing mosaics! Just bring your imagination, and we'll supply everything else you need to get started!

In this fun and easy workshop, Purple Crayon owner, Pam Robbins, will teach you what a mosaic is, the materials and tools you need to create one, what to consider when designing a piece, and, finally, how to do it. By the end of the class, you’ll have created a pretty—and practical—coaster to showcase your new craft!

Note: You will have a choice of taking your mosaic home the same day, along with a grout kit and instructions, or you can come back another day and grout it at the studio.

Instructor

Pam Robbins

Offered

Mon-Sun

9 AM-9 PM

Cost

$60 pp

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Paint and Play (2.5 Hrs)

Paint and sip parties are all the rage—and we have our own version of this fun way to spend a night (or day) out with your peeps!

 

First, you’ll choose a famous painting to recreate. Then, you’ll take a seat, pick up a brush, and get ready to have some fun! Veteran artist, Camille Daunno, will guide you and your friends, step-by-step, through the painting process. By the end of the workshop, you'll each have created an 8”x10” personalized painting that you’ll be proud to display! And, because you'll be bringing your own food and drink (if you want), you’ll have exactly what you need to make this a truly memorable experience!

Instructor

Camille Daunno

Offered

Mon-Sun

9 AM -9 PM

Cost

$50 pp

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Sharpie Silk Scarf (2.5 Hrs)

Love wearing one-of-a-kind, handmade scarves but don't love their price tag? Not only are these scarves beautiful and economical (since you can make them quickly at home with everyday supplies), but they’re super easy and fun to make!

 

Join Purple Crayon owner, Pam Robbins, as she shows you how to use Sharpie markers and rubbing alcohol to dye silk scarves. You’ll be amazed at the beautiful colors and fluid patterns you can create with just a few simple lines. If you can doodle, you can do this!

 

No dyeing, drawing, or painting experience necessary!

Instructor

Pam Robbins

Offered

Mon-Sun

9 AM-9 PM

Cost

$45 pp

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