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 every third Saturday for a demo in an Artspace artist’s studio, followed by a fun, family-friendly art activity that participants can take home.

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

December 2017

Handmade Originals: Jewelry with Sarah Clover

SAT December 16th
10am-12pm
all ages

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

Join Sarah Clover and make your very own cool jewelry just in time for the holidays! All ages and skill levels welcome.

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Sarah Clover is an artist, teacher and musician based in Providence, RI. She received her MFA , in 2001, from The Rhode Island School of Design and a BFA from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

January

Expressive Bookmaking with Anna Podris

SAT January 20
10am-12pm
all ages

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

Learn how to express yourself with color, pattern and imagery as you make your own book! All ages and skill levels welcome.

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Anna Podris earned her BFA from Savannah College of Art and Design. Her paintings always include: people, plants, animals, or buildings. Using this imagery, she creates quirky and mythic narratives. Unexpected color combinations along with a love of pattern are elements that denote her unique style of painting. Podris is committed to the transcendental nature of art.

February

Warm Fuzzies: Huggable Monsters with Sarah Whitney

SAT February 17
10am-12pm
all ages

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

Learn how to make your own warm fuzzy, aka a huggable monster to take home! All ages and skill levels welcome.

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Sarah Whitney attended Ohio State University for Fine Arts, lived in San Diego, San Francisco and Los Angeles, before moving to Raleigh NC, where she is currently an Artist and Instructor at . Her love of nature inspires her Creative Creatures. She reuses and repurposes materials such as recycled clothing and sheets. These creatures are created without any patterns so each one is unique. They come alive with personalities of their own from the demure to the feisty.  She likes to try to keep what we can out of the landfills and give recycled items new life.

March

SAT March 17
10am-12pm
all ages

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

Make a one-of-a-kind t-shirt using block printing and veggies! All ages and skill levels welcome.

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Angela Lombardi’s love of Early Renaissance line work is reflected in her silverpoint drawings. She was exposed to the technique at Hunter College in NYC and went on to experiment with the medium after studying sculpture and drawing at the Florence Academy of Art in Italy. As the mother of daughters, sister of artists, daughter of an artist, she is also informed by her feminism. She aspires to create images that will inspire her girls and others to search out their own ideals of beauty and empower them to create the art they would like to see reflect their experience.

April

SAT April 21
10am-12pm
all ages

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

Make Japanese koinobori (whimsical kites that look like fish) using batik to dye and create patterns on fabric! All ages and skill levels welcome.

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Emily Howard is a Raleigh fiber artist and educator. Her focus is batik, but she embraces all types of media including printing, stamping, embellishment, and various transfer methods. She has a BA from Meredith College in Studio Art concentrating in Surface Design, and a MFA in Textile Design from East Carolina University. She teaches at Meredith College and several programs through Artspace.