In this class, we'll be diving into simple line illustration techniques to create floral wreaths, borders, accents, and embellishments — excellent for complimenting hand lettering learned in Lauren’s earlier courses! No prior drawing experience necessary. Students will be taken through simple steps to break down complex floral petals and stems. All materials provided (and yours to keep): ink drawing pens, custom workbook (with easy-to-follow illustrative instructions), paper, pencils, rulers, erasers. Coloring items will be provided for class use to add some tints and hues to your designs.
Do you and your mom enjoy activities together? Do you both have an artistic or crafty side? What better way to treat your darling Momma (oh, and yourself!) than with an Intro to Brush Lettering event, specially designed to celebrate mothers! Try your hand at a new skill together, with one-on-one guidance from a lettering artist, all the while laughing and learning together. Perfectly placed in the afternoon so you can brunch before or supper after!
Special snacks and treats provided, along with a personalized gift for each guest. All supplies included in cost — two professional brush pens, custom workbook, and paper. Ages 10+ absolutely welcome (but please use your discretion in deciding if your child or teen is right for a three-hour art workshop).
A solo exhibition featuring mostly new, and (few) older works from local artist, Jessica Echevarria.
Echevarria is an Allentown, PA based contemporary artist specializing in figurative expressionism. In 2012, she co-founded Allentown's Alternative Gallery, now at the Cigar Factory, an artist co-op on North Fourth Street. Echevarria has gained a large following for her work in a relatively short time, with shows in Philadelphia and New York as well as Brazil. Echevarria's paintings are a kind of mash-up of unfiltered expression through which she presents a persona that is unafraid, a personal view simultaneously filled with angst and agitation, as well as happiness and love.
Come join us for a evening of fresh works, music by local DJ, David Kresge aka DJ Hexenkopf, and shared love of the arts!
Just in time for Mother’s Day, use an ancient fiber technique to create a bird’s nest pendant with silver-filled wire and semi-precious stone “eggs” for your nest. Choose simple colors or come with specific birth months in mind. Make mom, grandma, or anyone else a beautiful celebration of children. Tools, materials and crochet hooks will be on hand to create this piece. Crochet experience is helpful, but not necessary!
DIY Create and Sip – Hand lettered flower pot: $49
Create a custom hand lettered Terra cotta flower pot using layout guides and one-on-one instruction by Lettering Artist/Graphic Designer, Tanya Levandoski. One complementary glass of wine included!
Perfect for a girls’ night, happy hour, a group of friends, etc.! No experience necessary :)
You BYOB and some snacks and we provide everything else you need to create a beautiful hand lettered flower pot just in time for Mother’s day!
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Make a set of 3 on-trend bangles that can be worn alone or as a set. Form a sterling-filled wire base and decorate with your own personal style using weaving, wrapping and forming technique, then add semi-precious stones. All the materials and tools you need to create your bangle set are provided.
Make 2 hand-built ceramic wine cups - one for red and one for white! Decorate to personalize and pick your glaze! Yep, it’s that easy.
Feel free to bring some beverages and snacks while you work and make a night of it! 21 and over for this workshop, please.
“A Day in the Life”
An exhibition by Lehigh Valley photographer Jeff Sabotta.
Jeff showcases local families living their daily lives - no frills, no posing, no costume changes - showing real life by meshing into the fabric of their days and capturing all the tiny little moments that make a family; telling their stories through the lens of his camera. By choosing families of different sizes and economic backgrounds, Jeff illustrates how different and yet how amazingly similar families are.
“The Open Letter Show” is Jo Irizarry’s second one-man exhibition. With this show, it is the artist’s mission to be as honest and as open as possible, allowing light to shine through his illustrations, paintings, and even miscellaneous doodles. Touching on today’s toughest topics while remaining true to self is the power behind this body of work. The idea of an “open letter” suggests the artist’s desire to express himself to a more general audience; leaving no room for specifics to confuse his motives. With everything going on in today’s world, Jo feels compelled to lend his opinion on the state of his family, his people and most importantly, himself.
Born and raised in Allentown, PA, Jo Irizarry began studying under his uncle and mentor, The Partner of Ice. In elementary school, Jo attended the Baum School of Art in Allentown on a scholarship for basic drawing. Yet the artist finally made his mark as a teenager mimicking his mentor’s blueprint. Irizarry was the name and t-shirts were the hustle!
He went on to study Graphic Design only to realize his indefinite love for traditional mediums. He then began networking and creating in public, which in turn granted him a wider audience. Whether canvas, paper, windows or doors, this artist loves the idea of being a creator.
His influences range from Basquiat and Piccaso to Frazetta and Jim Lee. With all the studying that goes into learning a style, Jo has finally found his own.
“The plan for this show is very simple. I want to be honest. No gimmicks. No crew. Just me.” -Jo Irizarry