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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 (Bookings On Hold)

Date: Ongoing

Time: Varies with workshop

Workshop Fee: Varies with workshop

Instructor: Varies with workshop

Skill Level: All

Materials & Tools Needed: Varies with workshop

Note: Due to COVID-19, we have temporarily suspended GNO bookings. 

 

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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Writing From The Top Of Your Head (Online Course)

 

Date: Saturdays, 4/18-5/23 (6-week course)

Time: 3:00-5:30 PM

Workshop Fee: Nina Hart, the instructor, recognizes that many people have been financially impacted by COVID-19 and has kindly agreed to offer her course at a much-reduced rate during this difficult time. Please pay what you are able, between $147-$247. The course is regularly priced at $499.

Instructor: Nina Hart

Skill Level: All

Materials & Tools Needed: Favorite notebook and pen

Other Information: Because Purple Crayon is partnering with Writing From The Top Of Your Head to run this course, but it’s not a Purple Crayon course, per se, men are welcome to register.

 

To register: Reserve your space by paying in full (please see “Workshop Fee” details above) using Venmo @Nina-Hart-5 or PayPal at paypal.me/writingfromthetop.

Questions? Please email Nina at writenina@writingfromthetopofyourhead.com.

 

Note: This six-week course is being offered in partnership with Writing From The Top Of Your Head. 

For more information about the course, please visit Writing From The Top Of Your Head.

"Writing from the Top of Your Head" is a uniquely devised method that takes into account the vulnerability of what it means to be an artist and writer. It combines powerful group creativity coaching with writing exercises that will help artists of all types to loosen up and connect with the source of creativity. 

This course is for writers who want to generate fresh material or feel stuck and struggle with writer’s block, or for those who have always wanted to write but are too afraid to start. Participants will be guided, in a criticism-free environment of support and safety, to “open the tops of their heads” to access their inner voices without censoring or judging.

Participants will also benefit from learning invaluable brain-training tools and strategies that will help them move through their creative life with grace and resilience, and attain the freedom on the open page that they've been longing for. 

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Zentangle®: Build Your Practice at Home (Online Workshop)

 

Date: Multiple

Time: 1:00-3:00 PM

Workshop Fee: $30 (Members and Non-Members)

Instructor: Susan Goodman

Skill Level: All

Materials Required: To make this workshops accessible to women under stay-at-home orders, students will use materials commonly available at home: paper, pens, pencil, ruler (optional), and Q-Tips (optional). If students have card stock, a drawing pad or sketchbook, Zentangle® tiles, Sakura pens, tortillons, or other Zentangle® supplies, they are encouraged to bring them to the class. 

With all the chaos and uncertainty in the world right now, it's even more important to find ways to center and ground yourself—and, of course, have a little fun!

Zentangle® is an easy-to-learn, relaxing way to turn structured patterns—called “tangles”—into tiny (3.5” x 3.5”) masterpieces. In the beginning of each workshop, Certified Zentangle® Teacher, Susan Goodman, will spend a few minutes reviewing basics of the Zentangle® Method. She will then teach at least three new patterns, as well as techniques to enhance your tangling. For students who want a little more challenge, Susan will finish by suggesting ways to shade your designs to increase their depth and richness.

 

No drawing or previous Zentangle® experience necessary! Already an experienced Zentangler? Please consider joining us as well for some calm, focused camaraderie!

BONUS: It you are interested in attending a particular workshop, but your schedule doesn't match up, we will be sending all registrants a link to the workshop that is viewable for 24 hours after the workshop completes. The link can also be used by workshop participants to review and practice their new skills!

Notes:

 

  • Use the drop-down box above the Buy Now button to select your preferred date. If you'd like to register for more than one workshop, simply return to the workshops page after registering, and select another date. The more workshops you take, the more tangles you'll learn! 

  • These workshops will be conducted using Zoom, an online meeting tool. You must have access to a computer, tablet, smart phone, or other internet-accessible device, as well as the internet. Instructions for accessing the workshop will be provided after registration.

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Introduction to Wire Wrapping: Copper Bracelet (Registration On Hold)

 

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.

Note: Due to COVID-19, we have temporarily suspended registration for this workshop. 

 

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 (Registration on Hold)

 

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.

 

Note: Due to COVID-19, we have temporarily suspended registration for this workshop. 

 

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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