THIS CLASS IS BEING RESCHEDULED DUE TO INSTRUCTOR ILLNESS.
Make Room for Beauty + Function
Functional objects such as spoons are our very favorite things to make. We believe that a life full of intentionally handmade objects made of beautiful and simple materials makes living your everyday life a more beautiful experience. These beautifully imperfect and delightfully wonky art objects can be used in daily life and replace un-fun and un-friendly utensils!
Each student will sculpt and paint 4-6 spoons out of ceramic clay. Spoons will then be fired and returned to Make Room for pickup within a couple of weeks. Spoons will be dishwasher safe and food friendly.
Sculpt whimsical hand formed spoons out of clay which can be
Make Room for Messy Hands!
Adults and Families are welcome during this drop-in ceramic workshop. Each ball of clay is $25, and can be used to make one pinch pot or 2-3 smaller pinch pots. We'll show you how to form a pot by hand and add different textures and stamps to make it your own! Make a hole for drainage if you'd like, and it's a planter! Glaze it and hand it off to us for a couple of weeks. We'll fire it and let you know when it's ready to pick up!
Make Room for Tuning In
Join us for a mini-retreat at Make Room. Retreats are a chance for us to dive deeper into some of the values we find most important and really spend time focusing on deepening our practices.
"Painting Big" is a Sunday retreat using BIG canvases! Each student will leave with a completely unique abstract painting about 30"x40". A fresh and lush vegan lunch will be provided, as well as coffee and refreshments throughout the session. Students will leave with a special incense gift.
Being an artist is a journey, not a destination. Even the most experienced painters struggle daily with mental barriers. "Painting Big" is an all levels retreat focused on removing those barriers between you and your canvas. With practice, you can release the fear and doubt that creeps in and prevents you from releasing your art. We'll work through some mental and physical warm up exercises with help from a guest yoga practitioner. Beginners are welcome and will be in good company!
Please bring a water bottle, wear comfortable clothing and shoes that allow you to move freely (barefoot is fine...) and bring an apron or be ok with the potential to get painty!
Make Room for COLOR!
Embroidery is being revived (did it ever die?) with vivid colors, metallic threads, tons of texture, and dark backgrounds. And we are LOVING it!
Students in this class will learn several different embroidery stitches and techniques to create texture like fringe, fluffy tassels, and beads!
We'll be showing you how to free-hand plant inspired patterns, (it's easy!) but if you are the type of person who freaks at the thought of freehand, we suggest snagging a PDF pattern download from our favorite Katy Biele here: https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/Katybieleart
A Practice of I AM Affirmation
108 “I AM” Affirmation Beads + Creative Journaling Practice with Artist Nichole Rae
A spirited + inspiring evening FOR YOU to Create What YOU Most Need To Find. Inspire your creative spirit and connect to your present self in a Practice of I AM Affirmation with Artist Nichole Rae. Unfold into the Art of Daily Practice’s foundational 108 “I AM”affirmation journaling practice in your own affirmation journal and create a unique set of I AM affirmation beads. You will learn how to intuitively choose your beads from a collection of semi precious stones that your spirit most needs. Affirmation beads are a creative tool to practice outspoken I AM affirmations as part of a daily practice to bring inspiration, healing, guidance and creativity Into your life. Nichole will begin with you and guide you through this 4 hour inspiring creative practice. Nichole will hold space for you to cultivate your vision, clear space + feel the connection to your present self. Through this practice you will cultivate healing, peace, confidence and carry guidance to continue your daily practice at home.
Nichole has been teaching her creative practices for 4 years and she carries her own collection of creative practices called the Art Of Daily Practice. Nichole will be hosting monthly workshops at the Make Room.
You Will Carry With You:
-Your affirmation beads created out of beautiful semi precious stones
-An affirmation journal with your first set of 108 I AM affirmations + my favorite pen
-A mini bottle of essential oil to dedicate your beads + use in practice
Workshop may run a little longer depending on the creative flow of each participant.
artist nichole rae
ART OF DAILY PRACTICE
Please bring reading glasses if need, there are tiny beads that we will be working with
Bring a water bottle or light snack if you would like
It's the new year, and It's a perfect time to start attending to your self-care! Join Rachel Gronbach, a counselor and artist, to learn some basic art-journaling skills and how they can be used to tend to your emotional wellbeing.
Art journaling is a creative way to explore your thoughts, feelings, needs, and dreams. A regular practice of art journaling can help you gain clarity about yourself and your life, provide a healthy way to vent distressing feelings, and keep you inspired to pursue your goals. And because of its flexible nature, it's an easy way to get creative on a daily basis.
In this class, we'll talk about and practice various art journaling techniques. All techniques will be ones that are easy for most people to do at home. We'll be using common household supplies like magazines, glue sticks, scissors, markers, and scraps of paper.
Please bring to the class a journal or notebook to create in. It can be a journal you're already working on, a lined notebook, or even pieces of paper hole-punched and put into a binder--your art journal can be anything! If you aren't able to bring one or would like something new, Make Room will offer several options for sale at the time of the class.
This class will provide a laid-back, fun, and creative atmosphere where you can feel free to experiment! Not "artistic"? Don't worry about it! People of all skill levels and artistic backgrounds are welcome.
Have you ever wished that you could use the COPY / PASTE function in real life, to multiply your efforts? Well this is kinda like that!
Students in this Block Printing Patterns class will learn how to carve simple designs into rubber blocks. Blocks can be square, hexagon, triangle, or any other shape that tessellates. Once the block is carved, it is inked, printed, and inked and printed again and again until the pattern fills the page!
Students will be able to try their hand at printing on both fabric and paper. Feel free to bring a fabric or clothing item to print on! You may prepare a sketch for a 3"x3" block if you wish, but we will have time to brainstorm in class also. Designs based on nature are a good start, and things that can be flipped in all directions are great, such as leaves or vines.
Make your own collage with the ancient process of encaustic painting!
Under the guidance of artist Shantel Lindberg, learn about combining beezwax, demar resin and organic and non organic materials to make your own 9x9 in. ready to hang painting. Demos will include image transferring, collage, and incorporating color, text, and found objects.
Class includes wooden canvas and all material, though students are encouraged to bring images and items from home to include in their collages.
Unfold into a creative yoga practice (90 min) with artist nichole rae, a creative guide + yoga instructor who carries the Art of Daily Practice. During this practice you will meet your journal in A Practice Of Affirmation to inspire your creative spirit through Nichole’s foundational art journaling practices and then meet your yoga mat in a gentle flow to connect to your present
self. In this practice we will focus on creating space with our breath and connecting to our affirmation practice. This practice is for you to cultivate a daily practice and bring inspiration, healing, guidance and peace into your life
Pre-Registration is not required. Drop-Ins are welcome.
No yoga experience needed.
Please bring a yoga mat, a journal and water.
Please arrive 10 minutes prior to get settled in.
Feel free to wear cozy socks or bring a blanket/sweater
Practice begins at 6:00pm
Make Room for Slow Fashion
Boro is the Japanese art of mending, “literally translated as rags or scraps of cloth, the term boro is also used to describe clothes and household items which have been patched-up and repaired many times.” -Furujistar
Sashiko is the Japanese term for "little stabs" of decorative stitches placed in areas of high wear in order to reinforce fabric.
During this Workshop, students will learn a few sashiko stitches while creating boro mends on something that needs mending or just needs a beautiful patch. Bring a pair of jeans, a shirt, a tea towel, or anything that needs a little mending love.
This is a free will donation event taught by Chelsea Thorson. Boro and Sashiko are skills she has acquired through hours of practice on her own clothing, and with the help of the internet. She feels passionate about sharing these skills to whoever is interested.
Donations will support scholarships for kids art classes. All students must register. Please notify Make Room at email@example.com if you are unable to make it to class.
Make Room for the Big and the Bold!
Create a 24"x36" painting using overlapping washes of color! During this workshop, students will learn wet on wet and wet on dry watercolor techniques, practicing first on smaller paper. Then, the big sheets of professional quality watercolor paper will come out, and you'll create a painting that makes a stunning addition to any room. We'll offer the option to attach wood rails to the top and the bottom, as well as a hanging string so your masterpiece is wall-ready!
Drop in any time between 1:00 and 4:00pm to create Gelli Prints! Printing takes about 45 minutes, so make sure to arrive by at least 3:15.
Gelli Prints are prints made by rolling ink onto a squishy plate and using stencils and mark making tools to create shapes and textures. Layers and layers of different colors can be added, creating tons of depth and interest!
This technique is part of the "monotype" family, meaning prints are all one of a kind. We'll have a couple of Gelli plates prepped for use, and participants may each make a few prints.
Adults and families are welcome. No unaccompanied children.
Join us for this lesson in ceramic slab construction! A "slab" is a sheet of clay that has been rolled to the desired thickness. Slabs are useful for building hollow forms and containers by hand, without using a potter's wheel.
Enjoy creating a slab mug, either minimal or extraordinary, whichever suits your personality! We will provide tools and instruction for adding texture and patterns to the surface of the clay. Mugs will be glazed and fired, and will be available for pickup a couple of weeks after the class.
Layers, tints, shades, drips, and a touch of thick painterly texture!
During this beginners level acrylic painting workshop, painters will learn the qualities of acrylic paint. We'll try a variety of different paint brushes while we learn to mix tints and shades, customizing color palettes that go beyond the stale "straight-from-the-bottle" look. Working in an abstract style allows us to focus on color and brush strokes. Students will leave with a completed painting!
Valentine's Day is coming! Create a framable piece of modern art during this drop-in Saturday art event! Drop in any time between 1:00 and 4:00 to create your He(art). Make one of your own, or share the experience of making with your family. Price is per piece of art.
Students will create an 8"x10" (easy size to find a frame for...) assemblage made of hearts punched from experimental washes of bright watercolor paper. This technique ensures a crisp looking end result that complements any home gallery and makes a great gift! We will have a limited supply of affordable frames available for purchase on the day of the event.