Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Coming This Fall!

Open Studio Nights!

Are you having trouble finishing your work? Are you stuck on a piece, and don't know where to go? Do you just want to find your motivation again? Want to carve out some time in your week to actually create? If you answered YES to any of these questions, join us for Open Studio Nights this fall. Every 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the Month, from 5-8pm 'some things looming' will open its doors and its spaces for artists and hobbyists alike to come and sit, enjoy camaraderie with one another, and work on their current projects. Cost is $10 at the door.

Introducing Saturday Samplers…

Have you ever wondered "How do they do that?" This is your chance to “taste a technique”, “sample a skill”, and “cool your curiosity.”.

For those of us who are short on time, but long on curiosity……Saturday Samplers are designed for you. Every Saturday, we'll hold 2-4 hour samplers that focus on one area within the fiber arts or jewelry medium, allowing you to walk away with just a taste of a craft to decide whether or not you want to delve further into that area of expertise.

And…just as that box of chocolates woos us into spontaneously taking a bite now and then, Saturday Samplers can be spontaneous or planned. A different skill will be explored each week. If you are a planner, save some money and sign up ahead of time. You’ll receive a $10 discount on the sampler. Wake up on Saturday with a craving and a need to create? Walk-ins are always welcome. Be advised however, that class size will be limited so get there early.

Scheduled Samplers to date: We’ve got soooo many ideas that we can’t get them all down fast enough. But here’s what’s coming in the next couple of months. There will be at least one ‘sampler’ going on every Saturday. Watch our web site and read our newsletters as we may have 2 or more going as we get this fun activity off the ground.

To kick off the Saturday Samplers and to help you appreciate the beautiful exhibit in the gallery, ‘Simply irRESISTible’, Kachina Martin will lead a fun sampler teaching a few basic Shibori Techniques. This first Saturday Sampler has been promotionally discounted in order to celebrate ‘Simply IrRESISTible’….so come on out and have some fun.

*Saturday Samplers will take a Holiday Hiatus during Handmade Holidays (try saying that five times fast!), and will resume again after the New Year.

Artist 2 Artist Networking Event:

On October 2, the gallery’s Artist 2 Artist group will present a Japanese-themed evening from 6 to 9 p.m. Kachina Martin will discuss the art of Shibori, an ancient Japanese dying process that uses twisting, stitching, pulling and binding of fabric to create texture and pattern with color. The mission of Artist 2 Artist is to provide networking and professional growth opportunities for fiber artists in Berks County and beyond.

Watch your email for our special newsletters to find out what the next networking event is coming up. Don't receive our emails? It's easy to join our list. See the button on the right hand-side of our blog, or find it on our website under 'contact us.'

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