Connect + Create

Connect + Create

Connect + Create is a workshop series that connects artists and families to create works of art together at Artspace.

Join us for a fun demo by a local artist, followed by a hands-on art making experience for all ages! Connect + Create is great for the whole family.

Register early – classes fill quickly! Walk-ins accepted only if class is not full. Call us to check availability.

 

April

MIRIAMSAT April 13 
11am-1pm
all ages

$10 members / $15 non-members
Materials provided.

Into comics, manga or anime? This is the class for you! Learn basic techniques to create your own characters and stories.

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Miriam Ximil was born in Puebla, Mexico in 1987. Her parents emigrated to Queens, New York the following year of 1988. Growing up in Queens, NY played a pivotal role to discovering the world of art. At the age of 13 her family relocated to the small town of Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina.

Using mostly mixed media (acrylics, ink, pencil, coffee, color pencils, watercolors, photoshop and photography), Miriam draws out elaborate illustrations based on dreams, science, film, music, video games and current issues.

Her current focus is a series of pieces based on a theme she’s developed called Indigenous Futurism. The theme follows a creation of indigenous original characters mixed with a sci-fi theme. She is also focusing on her developing graphic novel called “People of the Sun” based on immigration in which she hopes to have released by 2020.

May

Batik Bags with Emily HowardSAT May 18 
11am-1pm
all ages

$10 members / $15 non-members
Materials provided.

Learn about the art and craft of batik. Create a unique design painting with hot wax, then adding various colored dyes for a finished tote bag that will be one of a kind.

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Emily Howard, an artist and arts educator, lives in Raleigh with her two sons and husband. She is Assistant Professor of Art at Meredith College where she teaches fibers/textiles, weaving, 2-D design, 3-D design and art methods courses. Howard enjoys working with preservice art teachers as the program coordinator for the art education program at Meredith. She has also been a teaching artist at Artspace for over 15 years. Howard is a mixed-media fiber artist and shows her work regionally and nationally.

June

Let the Sunshine In: Suncatchers

SAT June 15 
11am-1pm
all ages

$10 members / $15 non-members
Materials provided.

Catch those summer rays with your very own sun catcher! Create a rainbow colored design using tissue paper, feathers, glitter and much more!

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Gretchen Phillips is an art lover, painter, jewelry maker, teacher, tutor, face painter, mother, wife, and dog owner.

July

Funny Face Planters

SAT July 20 
11am-1pm
all ages

$10 members / $15 non-members
Materials provided.

Show us your silliest face! Design a funny face planter with paint, hand cut stickers and all the googley eyes! Finish your creation by planting a mini-succulent.

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