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February 2021

Double Needle Coptic

February 27, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Join this two hour workshop to learn the Double Needle Coptic binding and make strong books that can withstand rough use.The classic single needle Coptic binding produces strong, long lasting books that open 360°. By using two needles at once and eliminating the link stitches, the Double Needle Coptic binding produces even stronger books that can withstand a lot of rough use while retaining flexibility. It is also a very useful stitch for those making small books as you can…

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March 2021

Animated Text .gifs

March 1, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This workshop will introduce you to animation techniques using Procreate 5 on an iPad or tablet.Illustrative text is a powerful form of art. Animating that text can take your message to the next level. This workshop will introduce you to this technique, introducing you to Procreate 5 on an iPad or tablet. Artist Dre Grigoropol will take you through the entire process, from start to finish. Participants will work through exercises to get you inspired, learn Dre's tips and tricks…

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Trauma-Informed “Art Critiques” for Art Educators

March 6, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

This workshop is designed to offer insight on how to structure a trauma-informed art critique.For generations, students art critiques have been a formative experience for creative learners. However, few educators have had any training on how to effectively facilitate art critiques. This workshop is designed to offer insight on how to structure a trauma-informed art critique. Participants may want paper and writing tool for notes. This online class requires students to have a device to join the class with reliable…

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Suminagashi and Paper Marbling

March 9, 6:00 pm - March 11, 8:00 pm

Take this two day paper marbling class, one of the most calming and meditative art processes.Part One is March 9th from 6:00-8:00pmPart Two is March 11th from 6:00-8:00pmFeeling overwhelmed with everything that is going on in the world? Need a moment of Zen? Take this two day paper marbling class, one of the most calming and meditative art processes. It will bring joy without too much intense thinking. This class is great for everyone, whether you are new to art,…

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Recycled Shrinky Dinks

March 13, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Learn how to turn your plastic food packaging into art!Learn how to turn your plastic food packaging into art! In this workshop, we will recycle #6 plastic into shrinky dinks using your home oven. #6 plastics can not be recycled, so this workshop will keep your trash from the landfill and turn it into treasures that can be made into jewelry, charms, keychains, and more! You will need a supply of clean, #6 plastic. Look for the #6 imprinted on…

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Zines for Survival

March 15, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This is a 2-hour workshop on how to make and organize educational, activist, or resource sharing zines.This is a 2 hour workshop on how to make and organize educational, activist, or resource sharing zines. In a world of community care and mutual aid, we all have talents and knowledge to share and offer. With the proliferation of Instagram slideshows and digital guides, how do we translate back into the physical realm and organize our skills into zines for distribution? In…

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100,000 Folds: A Collaborative Sculpture Project

March 18, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

A Collaborative Sculpture Project to Commemorate Those Lost by the Coronavirus PandemicJoin 100,000 Folds in honoring and mourning COVID-19 victims through origami. This community sculpture project is folding 100,000 pieces of paper - one for each of the first 100,000 deaths in the United States from the pandemic. During this event, gather virtually with artist Joanna Hutchinson to learn to make the folded pieces, and build community while folding with others. The folded paper units will be assembled into larger…

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Stab Bindings

March 20, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Both cathartic and simple, stab bindings are an efficient way to produce elegant books.Both cathartic and simple, stab bindings are an efficient way to produce elegant books. Stab binding is a family of book binding techniques used for over two thousand years in most of East and Southeast Asia. Using thread to wrap around the spines, Asian stab bindings are an ideal way to bind loose sheets of paper together securely and thus are a very useful skill for zinemakers,…

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