For the next three Thursday evenings, starting this Thursday, May 2, Artisphere will be hosting fun, social adult art classes using up-cycled and repurposed material. Leading local craft artist Beth Baldwin will direct the gatherings. The classes are:
- Make a Monster (May 2): Start with a basic, pre-sewn form and work with materials provided to create a whimsical, upcycled monster. Decorate your monster with fabric remnants, notions, and decorative stitching (instruction provided by the artist). $20 includes all materials.
- Mail Art with Craftgasm! (May 9): Repurpose paper goods with creative genius/stationery-making machine Melissa from Craftgasm! Just in time for Mother’s Day, use reclaimed maps, blueprints, vintage and found materials to make your own eco-friendly cards, envelopes, stamps and lettersets. Craftgasm creates reclaimed paper goods with a sense of history using maps, found materials and some snazzy vintage typewriters. $12 includes all materials.
- Altoid Hack: Portable Art Shrines and Other Curiously Handy Gadgets (May 16): Explore the many clever and functional uses for empty Altoid mint tins—flashlights, survival kits, mini-grills, shrine, and USB chargers–then MacGyver your own art shrine or cunning creation to take home. $12 includes all materials.
Rosslyn is becoming an artistic masterpiece. Be part of the action.