Seasonal Classes & Workshops

Special classes and workshops throughout the year. Valentine's Day, Galentine's Day, Mother's Day, Halloween, Christmas, and any other special time of the year!

 
 
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intro to brush lettering

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! We sold out the first 2, and so many of you said you were sorry you missed them, so here you go!

Saturday, February 23, 6-9pm
$45, all materials included
Instructor: Lauren Beck

Learn the art of modern calligraphy using brush pens and guided worksheets. Create custom cards using layout guides and one-on-one instruction by lettering artist Lauren Beck. Feel free to bring snacks and your favorite beverage and make a night of it!

Lauren Beck is a lettering artist and illustrator living in Allentown, PA. As an Art Educator with a degree from Kutztown University, Lauren's love of teaching has developed into leading classes on traditional calligraphy, modern hand lettering, chalk and sign painting, digital design, and illustration. She continues to work with small businesses, brides, and individuals to create custom art.

 

pottery: couples’ “ghost” pottery night

Go ahead and get dirty this Valentine’s Day!

Friday, Feb. 15 & Saturday, Feb. 16
6-8:30pm

Remember that sexy pottery scene in Ghost? This Valentine’s Day, you and your partner can recreate it (well, sort of – this is a family establishment)!  You’ll share a wheel and create special pieces together, and a fantastic memory!

Mood music and light refreshments provided, BYOB if you wish! Previous wheel experience not needed. Space is limited so book early.

$79 per couple includes clay, instruction, glazing and firings and light refreshments.

Instructor: Rachel Borene

 

EASTER CANDY DISH

Sunday, March 1-3:30pm
$36 includes instruction, all materials and 2 kiln firings

Hand-built bowl, decorated any way you want, with a cute bunny sitting in the middle. So charming! This is a great family activity!

No experience necessary! Min. age 8:  Ages 8 to 12 must have a parent/guardian take the workshop with them.

$36, includes instruction, clay, glazes and 2 firings

 

chalk lettering workshop

Saturday, March 23, 6-9pm
$45, all materials included
Instructor: Lauren Beck

PERFECT FOR WEDDING SIGNS!

Learn hand lettering and illustration techniques and styles to paint custom quotes on a chalkboard. Guided worksheets and one-on-one instruction given by artist, Lauren Beck. Beginners welcome! Feel free to bring your favorite beverage and snacks and make a night of it!

Lauren Beck is a lettering artist and illustrator living in Allentown, PA. As an Art Educator with a degree from Kutztown University, Lauren's love of teaching has developed into leading classes on traditional calligraphy, modern hand lettering, chalk and sign painting, digital design, and illustration. She continues to work with small businesses, brides, and individuals to create custom art.

 

SPRING PLANTERS

Sunday, March 24, 2-4pm

Just in time for spring, make and decorate 2 hand-built planters. One larger, one smaller. Stamp them, paint them or pick the color you want us to glaze them, however you decorate them, they’ll be perfect for your indoor or outdoor spring plants!

No experience necessary! Min. age 8:  Ages 8 to 12 must have a parent/guardian take the workshop with them.

$35, includes instruction, clay, glazes and 2 firings

 

PYSANKY EGG WORKSHOP

Sunday, March 31, 1-4pm
Ages 14 & up
$36, all materials included - Students will each get a kistka (writing tool), a block of wax, and two eggs to work on. 

Decorated eggs aren’t just for Easter anymore! We will learn this ancient art where wax and dyes are used to create Pysanky, beautiful decorated eggs. Most people believe these are “painted eggs.” You’ll quickly learn that no painting is involved. The design is written on the egg with layers of wax.  The egg is then dipped into several dye baths.  The final step will reveal a beautiful colored egg.  

Instructor: Local egg artist Christina Deutsch has over 40 years of experience making different styles of decorated eggs using wax and dyes. She has always enjoyed expressing herself creatively, from photography to cake decorating to stained glass, but her true love is creating colorful works of art from hollowed out eggshells.  She looks forward to sharing the magic of taking an ugly, wax-covered egg, and revealing the beautiful colorful design underneath. 

 

crocheted BIRD’S NEST NECKLACE

Sunday, April 28, 2-4pm
Ages 12 & up
$30, all materials included

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!

Instructor: Allison Mackenzie

 

PEA POD NECKLACE

Sunday, May 5, 2-4pm
Ages 12 & up
$30

Perfect for Mother’s Day! Celebrate your little peas in a pod by creating a special pendant for yourself or a special mom in your life. Choose green stones for peas or stones that correspond with a birth month. Learn a herringbone wrapping technique to create the pod using sterling-filled wire. Tools and materials will be on-hand for you to use as you work with your stone.

Instructor: Allison Mackenzie