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.

September

Magical Marbled Creatures with Gab Corter

SAT September 28
11am – 1pm
all ages

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

Learn marbling techniques using shaving cream and watercolors to create unique paper designs. Work with your marbled creations to make your very own fantastical creature. Unicorns, dragons and werewolves, oh my!

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Gab Corter grew up in Canada and has lived in Raleigh since 2003. She completed her BFA at the Ontario College of Art and Design in Toronto, Canada. She participates in exhibitions around the country and her art can be found at Rebus Works, The Visual Art Exchange in Raleigh, and at the Shop at Green Hill in Greensboro, NC. She’s excited to be back teaching at Artspace this summer!

October

Paper Marigolds - Cempasuchhitl with Jennifer Dominguez

SAT October 19
11am – 1pm
all ages

FREE!
Materials provided.

Marigolds are commonly used in Día de Muertos celebrations, believed to guide spirits to altars using their vibrant color and pungent smell. You will learn how to make your own paper marigolds.

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November

Mixed Media Mobiles with Rachel Goodwin

SAT November 16
11am – 1pm
all ages

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

Learn to mix and match colors, patterns and materials to create a hanging mobile with local artist, Rachel Goodwin.

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Rachel Goodwin is originally from New Orleans. She attended Syracuse University’s Visual and Performing Arts School, studying painting in Florence, Italy through Syracuse’s Division of International Programs Abroad and earned a BFA in painting in 1994. She went on to study painting at the San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI) where she earned an MFA in 1999. She attended school, lived and worked in San Francisco and Oakland for 8 years. She now lives in Durham.

December

Monoprint Silhouettes with Lakeshia Reid

SAT December 14
11am – 1pm
all ages

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

Create a beautiful personalized silhouette with Regional Emerging Artist in Residence, Lakeshia Reid (Studio 215) through the printmaking process of monoprinting.

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With a nod to the fantastical, Lakeshia Reid’s work offers interpretations of #BlackGirlMagic – a phrase/movement that celebrates positive messages and images of black women. Through the duality of abstraction and representation, she juxtaposes women of various demeanors with colorful layers of ornamentation and texture.  In this context, she explores their identities, and her own, while crossing a conceptual threshold.