Make Art Wednesday A Make-&-Take in the Tent Drop by the tent in front of the store every First Wednesday this summer 2023 June 7, July 5, and August 2 3:30 pm until 6:30 pm It’s free and it’s fun, each month we will be doing a different project
** New this year. Each event we will be offering a 10% discount that day only on items we sell that are related to the project we are doing (while supplies last). After completing the project outside bring it into the store and we will show you what's available.
** New this year. If you make the first two projects, Suminagashi and Papermaking and bring those papers to the third project, Make a Book, we will incorporate them into your book. You will then receive a 20% discount coupon for ONE item that you can use anytime before August of 2024, (one year). Can not be combined with other coupons and is only available to those who participate in all three events.
Wednesday, June 7 | Suminagashi The word means “ink floating” and that is just what we will do. All you need is water in a shallow pan, special inks, and some brushes. You fill your brush with ink, touch the point of the brush to the surface of the water and watch the ink spread. Keep doing this until your surface is full of rings of ink and then blow on it. Beautiful patters move and flow across the water. Lay a piece of paper on the surface of the water and pick up the ink and you have a beautiful image of what you did. You can then use rubber stamps to add images to the suminagashi background. A Framer’s Touch will provide a precut mat, while supply lasts, to frame your work.
Wednesday, July 5 | Paper Making Paint a picture with paper pulp. Many artists like David Hockney, have used this technique to create beautiful images. We will first make a sheet of recycled paper, either white, black, or blue. Then, using cookie cutters, we will make an arrangement of shapes to create an image in colored pulp. A Framer’s Touch will provide a precut mat, while supply lasts, to frame your work.
Wednesday, August 7 |Make a Book This book structure is called a Drum Leaf book. Several sheets of paper are cut and folded in half. The folders sheets are stacked and glues one to the other until you have a nice stack of text paper. Then decorative end papers and the covers are glued on. Finally a spine cover is made and glued to the book. The pages open flat, and the hard cover makes a good journal for writing or drawing. A Framer’s Touch will provide the mat board used for the cover boards.