Batik Indigo Pillows - March 19th
Mar
19
6:00 PM18:00

Batik Indigo Pillows - March 19th

Batik Indigo Pillows - March 19th
50.00

Hosted by Light Gallery + Studio

Join us to learn the technique of Batik Indigo Dyeing and create your own unique pillows!! We will learn the basics of the Japanese art of using acrylic batik resist, mix a vat of indigo dye together, and experience the magic of this ancient dyeing technique! Three pieces of cotton test fabric will be supplied to experiment with, great to frame and add some artwork to your home or use for another craft project! Two 20x20 cotton pillow cases and two 20x20 polyester pillow fillers will be provided.

Batik Indigo is the ancient Japanese technique of painting a pattern resist onto the fabric and dyeing it in a vat of indigo. Indigo is a dye made from the pigments of plants found in the Indigofera family. It has been used for thousands of years and across many cultures to achieve a range of beautiful blue hues. Indigo dye is an all natural and organic compound that is safe for even the most delicate skin. It is also 100% machine washable!

Class size limited to 8 people.

  • No experience necessary

  • This class is open to ages 14+

  • All materials are provided

  • Refreshments will be served!

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Modern Calligraphy - March 20th
Mar
20
7:00 PM19:00

Modern Calligraphy - March 20th

Modern Calligraphy - March 20th
40.00

Hosted by Light Gallery + Zoey Devine

Have you been itching to create your own calligraphy project? Then you will love this beginners workshop that introduces you to modern calligraphy!

In this 2 hour workshop, you will learn the foundations of 3 types of lettering: faux calligraphy, brush lettering and watercolor lettering! You will learn to create the modern calligraphy alphabet and all about spacing and centering your work. Zoey will introduce you to all of the materials you may need and walk you through how to accomplish beautiful letters and  answer any questions you may have so you can begin experimenting with words onto paper. You will learn the techniques and walk out with some goodies and the confidence to keep going. 

  • No experience necessary

  • This class is open to ages 14+

  • All materials are provided

  • Refreshments will be served

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Punch Needle Embroidery - March 21st
Mar
21
6:00 PM18:00

Punch Needle Embroidery - March 21st

Punch Needle Embroidery - March 21st
45.00

Hosted by Light Gallery + Studio

Join Erika Townsley in creating your own design using the punch needle and a 6" hoop. This traditional technique of rug hooking is a fun and quick way to create an image that can be used for wall hangings. Erika will take you through the design process starting with the creation of an image, transferring your image onto your own frame and the fundamentals of punch needle work to create your project. With the knowledge and supplies you will be prepared to do your own punch needle wall hangings, pillows, and rugs. 

  • No experience necessary

  • This class is open to ages 14+

  • All materials are provided

  • Refreshments will be served!

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Shibori Indigo Wall Tapestry - March 26th
Mar
26
6:00 PM18:00

Shibori Indigo Wall Tapestry - March 26th

Shibori Indigo Wall Tapestry - March 26th
40.00

Hosted by Light Gallery + Studio

Join us to learn the technique of Shibori Indigo Dyeing and create your own unique hanging wall tapestry to bring home! We will learn the basics of the Japanese art of folding and binding fabric, mix a vat of indigo dye together, and experience the magic of this ancient dyeing technique! Three pieces of cotton test fabric will be supplied to experiment with, great to frame and add some artwork to your home or use for another craft project!

Shibori is the ancient Japanese technique of folding, twisting, bunching, and binding fabric before dyeing it in a vat of indigo. Indigo is a dye made from the pigments of plants found in the Indigofera family. It has been used for thousands of years and across many cultures to achieve a range of beautiful blue hues. Indigo dye is an all natural and organic compound that is safe for even the most delicate skin. It is also 100% machine washable! All supplies including dowel and string for the wall hanging are provided!

  • No experience necessary

  • This class is open to ages 14+

  • All materials are provided

  • Refreshments will be served!

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Shibori Indigo Tote Bag - March 27th
Mar
27
6:00 PM18:00

Shibori Indigo Tote Bag - March 27th

Shibori Indigo Tote Bag - March 27th
35.00

Hosted by Light Gallery + Studio

Join us to learn the technique of Shibori Indigo Dyeing and create your own unique tote bag to bring home! We will learn the basics of the Japanese art of folding and binding fabric, mix a vat of indigo dye together, and experience the magic of this ancient dyeing technique! Three pieces of cotton test fabric will be supplied to experiment with, great to frame and add some artwork to your home or use for another craft project!

Shibori is the ancient Japanese technique of folding, twisting, bunching, and binding fabric before dyeing it in a vat of indigo. Indigo is a dye made from the pigments of plants found in the Indigofera family. It has been used for thousands of years and across many cultures to achieve a range of beautiful blue hues. Indigo dye is an all natural and organic compound that is safe for even the most delicate skin. It is also 100% machine washable!

  • No experience necessary

  • This class is open to ages 14+

  • All materials are provided

  • Refreshments will be served!

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Wall Tapestry Weaving - March 28th
Mar
28
6:00 PM18:00

Wall Tapestry Weaving - March 28th

Wall Tapestry Weaving - March 28th
35.00

Hosted by Light Gallery + Alison Broersma

In this weaving workshop, Alison will teach you the basics of tapestry weaving using our plentiful variety of yarn and wool! You will learn beginner-level weaving skills such as how to warp a loom, weave with a needle, hand weave with thicker yarns, and how to make a decorative fringe.

To hone your new skills, you will work on completing a wall hanging, which measures 8" X 10" in size. Each wall hanging comes with a wooden dowel to insert across the top for easy hanging and beautiful wall display! Each student will leave with one finished wall hanging, a handout with a recap of the skills, terms, and resources discussed in class, and the skill to design and produce additional weaving projects at home! Looms will be available for purchase for $30 after the class has concluded if you are interested.

Supplies Needed: None. We have done all the legwork of sourcing the hard-to-find yarns, wool style yarns, and a simple 8x10 wooden loom.

  • No artistic experience necessary, but encouraged for critique

  • This class is open to ages 14+

  • All materials are provided to display artwork

  • Refreshments will be served

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Macrame Earrings - March 30th
Mar
30
12:00 PM12:00

Macrame Earrings - March 30th

Macrame Earrings - March 30th
35.00

Hosted by Light Gallery + Studio & Knots of Love

In this workshop, join Jessica Fields from Knots of Love Studios as she teaches you two basic macrame knots, and walks you through making your own macrame earrings! Choose from over 10 colors of cotton cord and your choice of gold or silver finings to craft your own personalized earrings.

Students will leave the class with the knowledge to continue on their own after taking this class. This class is perfect for beginners, no experience is necessary, and you’ll go home with two original pairs of earrings made by you! The theory goes that one pair can be for you and another for a friend...but we won't tell if you keep both for yourself!

Jessica Fields is the owner of Knots of Love, where she specializes in macrame goods such as jewelry, wall hangings, and plant hangings. She is skilled in the art of macrame, and is excited to teach others the basics of her craft!

  • No experience necessary

  • This class is open to ages 14+

  • All materials are provided

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Kokedama (Moss Ball) - April 2nd
Apr
2
7:00 PM19:00

Kokedama (Moss Ball) - April 2nd

Kokedama (Moss Ball) - April 2nd
25.00

Hosted by Light Gallery + Studio

For you bonsai newbies, kokedama is a style of Japanese Bonsai where the plant’s root system is actually wrapped in moss and string. These little (and not so little) moss ball bundles of joy are a ton of fun to design and construct.

They will quickly become your new creative obsession as you experiment with getting different houseplants, succulents, and even herbs into the kokedama bonsai mix! Once you learn how to assemble your kokedama plant and moss ball, using string to bind it together, you will take a crack at constructing two kokedama moss ball projects (one small and one medium). You’ll receive instruction on proper plant care as well as recommendations on which "hard to kill" houseplants and succulents to use so that your kokedama creations are guaranteed a long and happy life!

This class is perfect for any green-thumbed friends- but no experience is necessary!  Just come ready to get your hands dirty (soap and water will be provided upon completion).

  • No experience necessary

  • This class is open to ages 14+

  • All materials are provided

  • Refreshments will be served

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Modern Calligraphy - April 3rd
Apr
3
7:00 PM19:00

Modern Calligraphy - April 3rd

Modern Calligraphy - April 3rd
40.00

Hosted by Light Gallery + Zoey Devine

Have you been itching to create your own calligraphy project? Then you will love this beginners workshop that introduces you to modern calligraphy!

In this 2 hour workshop, you will learn the foundations of 3 types of lettering: faux calligraphy, brush lettering and watercolor lettering! You will learn to create the modern calligraphy alphabet and all about spacing and centering your work. Zoey will introduce you to all of the materials you may need and walk you through how to accomplish beautiful letters and  answer any questions you may have so you can begin experimenting with words onto paper. You will learn the techniques and walk out with some goodies and the confidence to keep going. 

  • No experience necessary

  • This class is open to ages 14+

  • All materials are provided

  • Refreshments will be served

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Encaustic Painting - April 4th
Apr
4
6:00 PM18:00

Encaustic Painting - April 4th

Encaustic Painting - April 4th
35.00

Hosted by Light Gallery + Studio

Learn the basics of encaustic painting by local artist Matthew Provoast. Encaustic painting is using melted and pigmented beeswax to create exciting, luminous paintings. If you have ever been curious about encaustics, you’re in for a treat! This workshop covers a brief history of this ancient medium, what equipment is needed, setting up your workspace, mixing colors, adding other media like paper and thread, safety… everything you need to know to start making your own encaustic paintings. A 5”x5” panel and all material are provided.

  • No experience necessary

  • This class is open to ages 14+

  • All materials are provided

  • Refreshments will be served!

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Abstract Painting on Clayboard - April 9th
Apr
9
6:00 PM18:00

Abstract Painting on Clayboard - April 9th

Abstract Painting on Clayboard - April 9th
35.00

Hosted by Nora Faber and Light Gallery + Studio

In this workshop, Nora Faber will guide you through how to make your very own abstract landscape clayboard piece. Clayboard is a type of surface that has a carveable surface where you can etch in your own lines, and build up surrealist layers with inks and oil paints in a beautiful and vibrant color palette.

This workshop lasts for about two hours, and you will leave with your very own finished piece! You will have the choice between a 6 x 6” or a 5 x 7” clayboard panel to use as a work surface. This workshop is perfect for beginners who are interested in learning about how to create your own abstract painting! This class can be messy, so take that into account when you’re picking out your clothes for the class. Gloves will be available to protect your hands from any staining that may occur from the inks.

Nora Faber is an artist living and working right here in Grand Rapids, MI. Nora taught Art for 18 years primarily at WMAAA of Spring Lake, and North Pointe Christian in Grand Rapids. Currently she teaches for ACT- Artists Creating Together, Kendall College, and the 4-Square Homeschool Program in Byron Center. Primarily she is a professional painter renting a downtown studio. You can find out more about her and her work at her website: https://www.norafabergallery.com

  • No experience necessary

  • This class is open to ages 14+

  • All materials are provided

  • Refreshments will be served

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Crochet Coffee Mug Cozy - April 10th
Apr
10
6:00 PM18:00

Crochet Coffee Mug Cozy - April 10th

Crochet Coffee Mug Cozy - April 10th
35.00

Hosted by Hanna Geller and Light Gallery + Studio

In this workshop, Hanna Geller will walk you through how to make your very own coffee mug cozy for your favorite mug! Hanna will teach you how to fit your cozy on the mug of your choice, as well as how to do a chain stitch as well as a single crochet stitch needed to complete this project.

This workshop lasts for about two hours, and you will leave with your completed mug cozy! You will have the choice between several colors of yarn. This workshop is perfect for beginners who are interested in learning the basic of crochet, with no experience necessary.

**Please note: You must bring in your own mug! We all have a favorite mug in our collection that could use a cozy!

  • No experience necessary

  • This class is open to ages 14+

  • All materials are provided

  • Refreshments will be served

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Wall Tapestry Weaving - April 11th
Apr
11
6:00 PM18:00

Wall Tapestry Weaving - April 11th

Wall Tapestry Weaving - April 11th
35.00

Hosted by Light Gallery + Alison Broersma

In this weaving workshop, Alison will teach you the basics of tapestry weaving using our plentiful variety of yarn and wool! You will learn beginner-level weaving skills such as how to warp a loom, weave with a needle, hand weave with thicker yarns, and how to make a decorative fringe.

To hone your new skills, you will work on completing a wall hanging, which measures 8" X 10" in size. Each wall hanging comes with a wooden dowel to insert across the top for easy hanging and beautiful wall display! Each student will leave with one finished wall hanging, a handout with a recap of the skills, terms, and resources discussed in class, and the skill to design and produce additional weaving projects at home! Looms will be available for purchase for $30 after the class has concluded if you are interested.

Supplies Needed: None. We have done all the legwork of sourcing the hard-to-find yarns, wool style yarns, and a simple 8x10 wooden loom.

  • No artistic experience necessary, but encouraged for critique

  • This class is open to ages 14+

  • All materials are provided to display artwork

  • Refreshments will be served

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Shibori Indigo Wall Tapestry - April 12th
Apr
12
6:00 PM18:00

Shibori Indigo Wall Tapestry - April 12th

Shibori Indigo Wall Tapestry - April 12th
40.00

Hosted by Light Gallery + Studio

Join us to learn the technique of Shibori Indigo Dyeing and create your own unique hanging wall tapestry to bring home! We will learn the basics of the Japanese art of folding and binding fabric, mix a vat of indigo dye together, and experience the magic of this ancient dyeing technique! Three pieces of cotton test fabric will be supplied to experiment with, great to frame and add some artwork to your home or use for another craft project!

Shibori is the ancient Japanese technique of folding, twisting, bunching, and binding fabric before dyeing it in a vat of indigo. Indigo is a dye made from the pigments of plants found in the Indigofera family. It has been used for thousands of years and across many cultures to achieve a range of beautiful blue hues. Indigo dye is an all natural and organic compound that is safe for even the most delicate skin. It is also 100% machine washable! All supplies including dowel and string for the wall hanging are provided!

  • No experience necessary

  • This class is open to ages 14+

  • All materials are provided

  • Refreshments will be served!

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Punch Needle Embroidery - April 16th
Apr
16
6:00 PM18:00

Punch Needle Embroidery - April 16th

Punch Needle Embroidery - April 16th
45.00

Hosted by Light Gallery + Studio

Join Erika Townsley in creating your own design using the punch needle and a 6" hoop. This traditional technique of rug hooking is a fun and quick way to create an image that can be used for wall hangings. Erika will take you through the design process starting with the creation of an image, transferring your image onto your own frame and the fundamentals of punch needle work to create your project. With the knowledge and supplies you will be prepared to do your own punch needle wall hangings, pillows, and rugs. 

  • No experience necessary

  • This class is open to ages 14+

  • All materials are provided

  • Refreshments will be served!

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Encaustic Painting - April 17th
Apr
17
6:00 PM18:00

Encaustic Painting - April 17th

Encaustic Painting - April 17th
35.00

Hosted by Light Gallery + Studio

Learn the basics of encaustic painting by local artist Matthew Provoast. Encaustic painting is using melted and pigmented beeswax to create exciting, luminous paintings. If you have ever been curious about encaustics, you’re in for a treat! This workshop covers a brief history of this ancient medium, what equipment is needed, setting up your workspace, mixing colors, adding other media like paper and thread, safety… everything you need to know to start making your own encaustic paintings. A 5”x5” panel and all material are provided.

  • No experience necessary

  • This class is open to ages 14+

  • All materials are provided

  • Refreshments will be served!

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Macrame Earrings - April 18th
Apr
18
6:30 PM18:30

Macrame Earrings - April 18th

Macrame Earrings - April 18th
35.00

Hosted by Light Gallery + Studio & Knots of Love

In this workshop, join Jessica Fields from Knots of Love Studios as she teaches you two basic macrame knots, and walks you through making your own macrame earrings! Choose from over 10 colors of cotton cord and your choice of gold or silver finings to craft your own personalized earrings.

Students will leave the class with the knowledge to continue on their own after taking this class. This class is perfect for beginners, no experience is necessary, and you’ll go home with two original pairs of earrings made by you! The theory goes that one pair can be for you and another for a friend...but we won't tell if you keep both for yourself!

Jessica Fields is the owner of Knots of Love, where she specializes in macrame goods such as jewelry, wall hangings, and plant hangings. She is skilled in the art of macrame, and is excited to teach others the basics of her craft!

  • No experience necessary

  • This class is open to ages 14+

  • All materials are provided

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Abstract Painting on Clayboard - April 23rd
Apr
23
6:00 PM18:00

Abstract Painting on Clayboard - April 23rd

Abstract Painting on Clayboard - April 23rd
35.00

Hosted by Nora Faber and Light Gallery + Studio

In this workshop, Nora Faber will guide you through how to make your very own abstract landscape clayboard piece. Clayboard is a type of surface that has a carveable surface where you can etch in your own lines, and build up surrealist layers with inks and oil paints in a beautiful and vibrant color palette.

This workshop lasts for about two hours, and you will leave with your very own finished piece! You will have the choice between a 6 x 6” or a 5 x 7” clayboard panel to use as a work surface. This workshop is perfect for beginners who are interested in learning about how to create your own abstract painting! This class can be messy, so take that into account when you’re picking out your clothes for the class. Gloves will be available to protect your hands from any staining that may occur from the inks.

Nora Faber is an artist living and working right here in Grand Rapids, MI. Nora taught Art for 18 years primarily at WMAAA of Spring Lake, and North Pointe Christian in Grand Rapids. Currently she teaches for ACT- Artists Creating Together, Kendall College, and the 4-Square Homeschool Program in Byron Center. Primarily she is a professional painter renting a downtown studio. You can find out more about her and her work at her website: https://www.norafabergallery.com

  • No experience necessary

  • This class is open to ages 14+

  • All materials are provided

  • Refreshments will be served

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Crochet Coffee Mug Cozy - April 24th
Apr
24
6:00 PM18:00

Crochet Coffee Mug Cozy - April 24th

Crochet Coffee Mug Cozy - April 24th
35.00

Hosted by Hanna Geller and Light Gallery + Studio

In this workshop, Hanna Geller will walk you through how to make your very own coffee mug cozy for your favorite mug! Hanna will teach you how to fit your cozy on the mug of your choice, as well as how to do a chain stitch as well as a single crochet stitch needed to complete this project.

This workshop lasts for about two hours, and you will leave with your completed mug cozy! You will have the choice between several colors of yarn. This workshop is perfect for beginners who are interested in learning the basic of crochet, with no experience necessary.

**Please note: You must bring in your own mug! We all have a favorite mug in our collection that could use a cozy!

  • No experience necessary

  • This class is open to ages 14+

  • All materials are provided

  • Refreshments will be served

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Wall Tapestry Weaving - April 25th
Apr
25
6:00 PM18:00

Wall Tapestry Weaving - April 25th

Wall Tapestry Weaving - April 25th
35.00

Hosted by Light Gallery + Alison Broersma

In this weaving workshop, Alison will teach you the basics of tapestry weaving using our plentiful variety of yarn and wool! You will learn beginner-level weaving skills such as how to warp a loom, weave with a needle, hand weave with thicker yarns, and how to make a decorative fringe.

To hone your new skills, you will work on completing a wall hanging, which measures 8" X 10" in size. Each wall hanging comes with a wooden dowel to insert across the top for easy hanging and beautiful wall display! Each student will leave with one finished wall hanging, a handout with a recap of the skills, terms, and resources discussed in class, and the skill to design and produce additional weaving projects at home! Looms will be available for purchase for $30 after the class has concluded if you are interested.

Supplies Needed: None. We have done all the legwork of sourcing the hard-to-find yarns, wool style yarns, and a simple 8x10 wooden loom.

  • No artistic experience necessary, but encouraged for critique

  • This class is open to ages 14+

  • All materials are provided to display artwork

  • Refreshments will be served

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Mounted Staghorn Fern - April 26th
Apr
26
7:00 PM19:00

Mounted Staghorn Fern - April 26th

Mounted Staghorn Fern - April 26th
40.00

Hosted by Light Gallery + Matthew Provoast

Mounted plants are seriously awesome. Think artwork ... but PLANTS!!!

Staghorn Ferns get their name from the large, bifurcated, antler-like fronds that shoot out dramatically from the center of the plant. As epiphytes that grow naturally in the crooks of tree trunks, they're ideal candidates for mounting, as they require little root space to thrive.

Versatile, easy to care for, and massive talking-pieces, mounted staghorn ferns are really coming into their "own" in homes across the nation! Join Matthew Provoast for an evening of getting your hands dirty, learning, laughs and leafy-love creations!

Matthew will guide you through the process of mounting a staghorn fern, their maintenance, and care. This is an all-inclusive workshop where all tools and supplies needed to create your botanical beauty will be provided, but it will be YOU that puts it all together.

  • No experience necessary

  • This class is open to ages 14+

  • All materials are provided

  • Refreshments will be served

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Modern Calligraphy - May 1st
May
1
7:00 PM19:00

Modern Calligraphy - May 1st

Modern Calligraphy - May 1st
40.00

Hosted by Light Gallery + Zoey Devine

Have you been itching to create your own calligraphy project? Then you will love this beginners workshop that introduces you to modern calligraphy!

In this 2 hour workshop, you will learn the foundations of 3 types of lettering: faux calligraphy, brush lettering and watercolor lettering! You will learn to create the modern calligraphy alphabet and all about spacing and centering your work. Zoey will introduce you to all of the materials you may need and walk you through how to accomplish beautiful letters and  answer any questions you may have so you can begin experimenting with words onto paper. You will learn the techniques and walk out with some goodies and the confidence to keep going. 

  • No experience necessary

  • This class is open to ages 14+

  • All materials are provided

  • Refreshments will be served

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Encaustic Painting - May 2nd
May
2
6:00 PM18:00

Encaustic Painting - May 2nd

Encaustic Painting - May 2nd
35.00

Hosted by Light Gallery + Studio

Learn the basics of encaustic painting by local artist Matthew Provoast. Encaustic painting is using melted and pigmented beeswax to create exciting, luminous paintings. If you have ever been curious about encaustics, you’re in for a treat! This workshop covers a brief history of this ancient medium, what equipment is needed, setting up your workspace, mixing colors, adding other media like paper and thread, safety… everything you need to know to start making your own encaustic paintings. A 5”x5” panel and all material are provided.

  • No experience necessary

  • This class is open to ages 14+

  • All materials are provided

  • Refreshments will be served!

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Abstract Painting on Clayboard - May 7th
May
7
6:00 PM18:00

Abstract Painting on Clayboard - May 7th

Abstract Painting on Clayboard - May 7th
35.00

Hosted by Nora Faber and Light Gallery + Studio

In this workshop, Nora Faber will guide you through how to make your very own abstract landscape clayboard piece. Clayboard is a type of surface that has a carveable surface where you can etch in your own lines, and build up surrealist layers with inks and oil paints in a beautiful and vibrant color palette.

This workshop lasts for about two hours, and you will leave with your very own finished piece! You will have the choice between a 6 x 6” or a 5 x 7” clayboard panel to use as a work surface. This workshop is perfect for beginners who are interested in learning about how to create your own abstract painting! This class can be messy, so take that into account when you’re picking out your clothes for the class. Gloves will be available to protect your hands from any staining that may occur from the inks.

Nora Faber is an artist living and working right here in Grand Rapids, MI. Nora taught Art for 18 years primarily at WMAAA of Spring Lake, and North Pointe Christian in Grand Rapids. Currently she teaches for ACT- Artists Creating Together, Kendall College, and the 4-Square Homeschool Program in Byron Center. Primarily she is a professional painter renting a downtown studio. You can find out more about her and her work at her website: https://www.norafabergallery.com

  • No experience necessary

  • This class is open to ages 14+

  • All materials are provided

  • Refreshments will be served

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Crochet Coffee Mug Cozy - May 8th
May
8
6:00 PM18:00

Crochet Coffee Mug Cozy - May 8th

Crochet Coffee Mug Cozy - May 8th
35.00

Hosted by Hanna Geller and Light Gallery + Studio

In this workshop, Hanna Geller will walk you through how to make your very own coffee mug cozy for your favorite mug! Hanna will teach you how to fit your cozy on the mug of your choice, as well as how to do a chain stitch as well as a single crochet stitch needed to complete this project.

This workshop lasts for about two hours, and you will leave with your completed mug cozy! You will have the choice between several colors of yarn. This workshop is perfect for beginners who are interested in learning the basic of crochet, with no experience necessary.

**Please note: You must bring in your own mug! We all have a favorite mug in our collection that could use a cozy!

  • No experience necessary

  • This class is open to ages 14+

  • All materials are provided

  • Refreshments will be served

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Wall Tapestry Weaving - May 9th
May
9
6:00 PM18:00

Wall Tapestry Weaving - May 9th

Wall Tapestry Weaving - May 9th
35.00

Hosted by Light Gallery + Alison Broersma

In this weaving workshop, Alison will teach you the basics of tapestry weaving using our plentiful variety of yarn and wool! You will learn beginner-level weaving skills such as how to warp a loom, weave with a needle, hand weave with thicker yarns, and how to make a decorative fringe.

To hone your new skills, you will work on completing a wall hanging, which measures 8" X 10" in size. Each wall hanging comes with a wooden dowel to insert across the top for easy hanging and beautiful wall display! Each student will leave with one finished wall hanging, a handout with a recap of the skills, terms, and resources discussed in class, and the skill to design and produce additional weaving projects at home! Looms will be available for purchase for $30 after the class has concluded if you are interested.

Supplies Needed: None. We have done all the legwork of sourcing the hard-to-find yarns, wool style yarns, and a simple 8x10 wooden loom.

  • No artistic experience necessary, but encouraged for critique

  • This class is open to ages 14+

  • All materials are provided to display artwork

  • Refreshments will be served

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Shibori Indigo Wall Tapestry - May 10th
May
10
6:00 PM18:00

Shibori Indigo Wall Tapestry - May 10th

Shibori Indigo Wall Tapestry - May 10th
40.00

Hosted by Light Gallery + Studio

Join us to learn the technique of Shibori Indigo Dyeing and create your own unique hanging wall tapestry to bring home! We will learn the basics of the Japanese art of folding and binding fabric, mix a vat of indigo dye together, and experience the magic of this ancient dyeing technique! Three pieces of cotton test fabric will be supplied to experiment with, great to frame and add some artwork to your home or use for another craft project!

Shibori is the ancient Japanese technique of folding, twisting, bunching, and binding fabric before dyeing it in a vat of indigo. Indigo is a dye made from the pigments of plants found in the Indigofera family. It has been used for thousands of years and across many cultures to achieve a range of beautiful blue hues. Indigo dye is an all natural and organic compound that is safe for even the most delicate skin. It is also 100% machine washable! All supplies including dowel and string for the wall hanging are provided!

  • No experience necessary

  • This class is open to ages 14+

  • All materials are provided

  • Refreshments will be served!

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Encaustic Painting - May 14th
May
14
6:00 PM18:00

Encaustic Painting - May 14th

Encaustic Painting - May 14th
35.00

Hosted by Light Gallery + Studio

Learn the basics of encaustic painting by local artist Matthew Provoast. Encaustic painting is using melted and pigmented beeswax to create exciting, luminous paintings. If you have ever been curious about encaustics, you’re in for a treat! This workshop covers a brief history of this ancient medium, what equipment is needed, setting up your workspace, mixing colors, adding other media like paper and thread, safety… everything you need to know to start making your own encaustic paintings. A 5”x5” panel and all material are provided.

  • No experience necessary

  • This class is open to ages 14+

  • All materials are provided

  • Refreshments will be served!

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Modern Calligraphy - May 15th
May
15
7:00 PM19:00

Modern Calligraphy - May 15th

Modern Calligraphy - May 15th
40.00

Hosted by Light Gallery + Zoey Devine

Have you been itching to create your own calligraphy project? Then you will love this beginners workshop that introduces you to modern calligraphy!

In this 2 hour workshop, you will learn the foundations of 3 types of lettering: faux calligraphy, brush lettering and watercolor lettering! You will learn to create the modern calligraphy alphabet and all about spacing and centering your work. Zoey will introduce you to all of the materials you may need and walk you through how to accomplish beautiful letters and  answer any questions you may have so you can begin experimenting with words onto paper. You will learn the techniques and walk out with some goodies and the confidence to keep going. 

  • No experience necessary

  • This class is open to ages 14+

  • All materials are provided

  • Refreshments will be served

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Punch Needle Embroidery - May 17th
May
17
6:00 PM18:00

Punch Needle Embroidery - May 17th

Punch Needle Embroidery - May 17th
45.00

Hosted by Light Gallery + Studio

Join Erika Townsley in creating your own design using the punch needle and a 6" hoop. This traditional technique of rug hooking is a fun and quick way to create an image that can be used for wall hangings. Erika will take you through the design process starting with the creation of an image, transferring your image onto your own frame and the fundamentals of punch needle work to create your project. With the knowledge and supplies you will be prepared to do your own punch needle wall hangings, pillows, and rugs. 

  • No experience necessary

  • This class is open to ages 14+

  • All materials are provided

  • Refreshments will be served!

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Abstract Painting on Clayboard - May 21st
May
21
6:00 PM18:00

Abstract Painting on Clayboard - May 21st

Abstract Painting on Clayboard - May 21st
35.00

Hosted by Nora Faber and Light Gallery + Studio

In this workshop, Nora Faber will guide you through how to make your very own abstract landscape clayboard piece. Clayboard is a type of surface that has a carveable surface where you can etch in your own lines, and build up surrealist layers with inks and oil paints in a beautiful and vibrant color palette.

This workshop lasts for about two hours, and you will leave with your very own finished piece! You will have the choice between a 6 x 6” or a 5 x 7” clayboard panel to use as a work surface. This workshop is perfect for beginners who are interested in learning about how to create your own abstract painting! This class can be messy, so take that into account when you’re picking out your clothes for the class. Gloves will be available to protect your hands from any staining that may occur from the inks.

Nora Faber is an artist living and working right here in Grand Rapids, MI. Nora taught Art for 18 years primarily at WMAAA of Spring Lake, and North Pointe Christian in Grand Rapids. Currently she teaches for ACT- Artists Creating Together, Kendall College, and the 4-Square Homeschool Program in Byron Center. Primarily she is a professional painter renting a downtown studio. You can find out more about her and her work at her website: https://www.norafabergallery.com

  • No experience necessary

  • This class is open to ages 14+

  • All materials are provided

  • Refreshments will be served

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Crochet Coffee Mug Cozy - May 22nd
May
22
6:00 PM18:00

Crochet Coffee Mug Cozy - May 22nd

Crochet Coffee Mug Cozy - May 22nd
35.00

Hosted by Hanna Geller and Light Gallery + Studio

In this workshop, Hanna Geller will walk you through how to make your very own coffee mug cozy for your favorite mug! Hanna will teach you how to fit your cozy on the mug of your choice, as well as how to do a chain stitch as well as a single crochet stitch needed to complete this project.

This workshop lasts for about two hours, and you will leave with your completed mug cozy! You will have the choice between several colors of yarn. This workshop is perfect for beginners who are interested in learning the basic of crochet, with no experience necessary.

**Please note: You must bring in your own mug! We all have a favorite mug in our collection that could use a cozy!

  • No experience necessary

  • This class is open to ages 14+

  • All materials are provided

  • Refreshments will be served

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Wall Tapestry Weaving - May 23rd
May
23
6:00 PM18:00

Wall Tapestry Weaving - May 23rd

Wall Tapestry Weaving - May 23rd
35.00

Hosted by Light Gallery + Alison Broersma

In this weaving workshop, Alison will teach you the basics of tapestry weaving using our plentiful variety of yarn and wool! You will learn beginner-level weaving skills such as how to warp a loom, weave with a needle, hand weave with thicker yarns, and how to make a decorative fringe.

To hone your new skills, you will work on completing a wall hanging, which measures 8" X 10" in size. Each wall hanging comes with a wooden dowel to insert across the top for easy hanging and beautiful wall display! Each student will leave with one finished wall hanging, a handout with a recap of the skills, terms, and resources discussed in class, and the skill to design and produce additional weaving projects at home! Looms will be available for purchase for $30 after the class has concluded if you are interested.

Supplies Needed: None. We have done all the legwork of sourcing the hard-to-find yarns, wool style yarns, and a simple 8x10 wooden loom.

  • No artistic experience necessary, but encouraged for critique

  • This class is open to ages 14+

  • All materials are provided to display artwork

  • Refreshments will be served

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Mounted Staghorn Fern - May 24th
May
24
7:00 PM19:00

Mounted Staghorn Fern - May 24th

Mounted Staghorn Fern - May 24th
40.00

Hosted by Light Gallery + Matthew Provoast

Mounted plants are seriously awesome. Think artwork ... but PLANTS!!!

Staghorn Ferns get their name from the large, bifurcated, antler-like fronds that shoot out dramatically from the center of the plant. As epiphytes that grow naturally in the crooks of tree trunks, they're ideal candidates for mounting, as they require little root space to thrive.

Versatile, easy to care for, and massive talking-pieces, mounted staghorn ferns are really coming into their "own" in homes across the nation! Join Matthew Provoast for an evening of getting your hands dirty, learning, laughs and leafy-love creations!

Matthew will guide you through the process of mounting a staghorn fern, their maintenance, and care. This is an all-inclusive workshop where all tools and supplies needed to create your botanical beauty will be provided, but it will be YOU that puts it all together.

  • No experience necessary

  • This class is open to ages 14+

  • All materials are provided

  • Refreshments will be served

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Kokedama (Moss Ball) - May 28th
May
28
7:00 PM19:00

Kokedama (Moss Ball) - May 28th

Kokedama (Moss Ball) - May 28th
25.00

Hosted by Light Gallery + Studio

For you bonsai newbies, kokedama is a style of Japanese Bonsai where the plant’s root system is actually wrapped in moss and string. These little (and not so little) moss ball bundles of joy are a ton of fun to design and construct.

They will quickly become your new creative obsession as you experiment with getting different houseplants, succulents, and even herbs into the kokedama bonsai mix! Once you learn how to assemble your kokedama plant and moss ball, using string to bind it together, you will take a crack at constructing two kokedama moss ball projects (one small and one medium). You’ll receive instruction on proper plant care as well as recommendations on which "hard to kill" houseplants and succulents to use so that your kokedama creations are guaranteed a long and happy life!

This class is perfect for any green-thumbed friends- but no experience is necessary!  Just come ready to get your hands dirty (soap and water will be provided upon completion).

  • No experience necessary

  • This class is open to ages 14+

  • All materials are provided

  • Refreshments will be served

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Modern Calligraphy - May 29th
May
29
7:00 PM19:00

Modern Calligraphy - May 29th

Modern Calligraphy - May 29th
40.00

Hosted by Light Gallery + Zoey Devine

Have you been itching to create your own calligraphy project? Then you will love this beginners workshop that introduces you to modern calligraphy!

In this 2 hour workshop, you will learn the foundations of 3 types of lettering: faux calligraphy, brush lettering and watercolor lettering! You will learn to create the modern calligraphy alphabet and all about spacing and centering your work. Zoey will introduce you to all of the materials you may need and walk you through how to accomplish beautiful letters and  answer any questions you may have so you can begin experimenting with words onto paper. You will learn the techniques and walk out with some goodies and the confidence to keep going. 

  • No experience necessary

  • This class is open to ages 14+

  • All materials are provided

  • Refreshments will be served

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Shibori Indigo Tote Bag - May 30th
May
30
6:00 PM18:00

Shibori Indigo Tote Bag - May 30th

Shibori Indigo Tote Bag - May 30th
35.00

Hosted by Light Gallery + Studio

Join us to learn the technique of Shibori Indigo Dyeing and create your own unique tote bag to bring home! We will learn the basics of the Japanese art of folding and binding fabric, mix a vat of indigo dye together, and experience the magic of this ancient dyeing technique! Three pieces of cotton test fabric will be supplied to experiment with, great to frame and add some artwork to your home or use for another craft project!

Shibori is the ancient Japanese technique of folding, twisting, bunching, and binding fabric before dyeing it in a vat of indigo. Indigo is a dye made from the pigments of plants found in the Indigofera family. It has been used for thousands of years and across many cultures to achieve a range of beautiful blue hues. Indigo dye is an all natural and organic compound that is safe for even the most delicate skin. It is also 100% machine washable!

  • No experience necessary

  • This class is open to ages 14+

  • All materials are provided

  • Refreshments will be served!

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Macrame Earrings - May 31st
May
31
6:30 PM18:30

Macrame Earrings - May 31st

Macrame Earrings - May 31st
35.00

Hosted by Light Gallery + Studio & Knots of Love

In this workshop, join Jessica Fields from Knots of Love Studios as she teaches you two basic macrame knots, and walks you through making your own macrame earrings! Choose from over 10 colors of cotton cord and your choice of gold or silver finings to craft your own personalized earrings.

Students will leave the class with the knowledge to continue on their own after taking this class. This class is perfect for beginners, no experience is necessary, and you’ll go home with two original pairs of earrings made by you! The theory goes that one pair can be for you and another for a friend...but we won't tell if you keep both for yourself!

Jessica Fields is the owner of Knots of Love, where she specializes in macrame goods such as jewelry, wall hangings, and plant hangings. She is skilled in the art of macrame, and is excited to teach others the basics of her craft!

  • No experience necessary

  • This class is open to ages 14+

  • All materials are provided

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Abstract Painting on Clayboard - June 4th
Jun
4
6:00 PM18:00

Abstract Painting on Clayboard - June 4th

Abstract Painting on Clayboard - June 4th
35.00

Hosted by Nora Faber and Light Gallery + Studio

In this workshop, Nora Faber will guide you through how to make your very own abstract landscape clayboard piece. Clayboard is a type of surface that has a carveable surface where you can etch in your own lines, and build up surrealist layers with inks and oil paints in a beautiful and vibrant color palette.

This workshop lasts for about two hours, and you will leave with your very own finished piece! You will have the choice between a 6 x 6” or a 5 x 7” clayboard panel to use as a work surface. This workshop is perfect for beginners who are interested in learning about how to create your own abstract painting! This class can be messy, so take that into account when you’re picking out your clothes for the class. Gloves will be available to protect your hands from any staining that may occur from the inks.

Nora Faber is an artist living and working right here in Grand Rapids, MI. Nora taught Art for 18 years primarily at WMAAA of Spring Lake, and North Pointe Christian in Grand Rapids. Currently she teaches for ACT- Artists Creating Together, Kendall College, and the 4-Square Homeschool Program in Byron Center. Primarily she is a professional painter renting a downtown studio. You can find out more about her and her work at her website: https://www.norafabergallery.com

  • No experience necessary

  • This class is open to ages 14+

  • All materials are provided

  • Refreshments will be served

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Crochet Coffee Mug Cozy - June 5th
Jun
5
6:00 PM18:00

Crochet Coffee Mug Cozy - June 5th

Crochet Coffee Mug Cozy - June 5th
35.00

Hosted by Hanna Geller and Light Gallery + Studio

In this workshop, Hanna Geller will walk you through how to make your very own coffee mug cozy for your favorite mug! Hanna will teach you how to fit your cozy on the mug of your choice, as well as how to do a chain stitch as well as a single crochet stitch needed to complete this project.

This workshop lasts for about two hours, and you will leave with your completed mug cozy! You will have the choice between several colors of yarn. This workshop is perfect for beginners who are interested in learning the basic of crochet, with no experience necessary.

**Please note: You must bring in your own mug! We all have a favorite mug in our collection that could use a cozy!

  • No experience necessary

  • This class is open to ages 14+

  • All materials are provided

  • Refreshments will be served

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Wall Tapestry Weaving - June 6th
Jun
6
6:00 PM18:00

Wall Tapestry Weaving - June 6th

Wall Tapestry Weaving - June 6th
35.00

Hosted by Light Gallery + Alison Broersma

In this weaving workshop, Alison will teach you the basics of tapestry weaving using our plentiful variety of yarn and wool! You will learn beginner-level weaving skills such as how to warp a loom, weave with a needle, hand weave with thicker yarns, and how to make a decorative fringe.

To hone your new skills, you will work on completing a wall hanging, which measures 8" X 10" in size. Each wall hanging comes with a wooden dowel to insert across the top for easy hanging and beautiful wall display! Each student will leave with one finished wall hanging, a handout with a recap of the skills, terms, and resources discussed in class, and the skill to design and produce additional weaving projects at home! Looms will be available for purchase for $30 after the class has concluded if you are interested.

Supplies Needed: None. We have done all the legwork of sourcing the hard-to-find yarns, wool style yarns, and a simple 8x10 wooden loom.

  • No artistic experience necessary, but encouraged for critique

  • This class is open to ages 14+

  • All materials are provided to display artwork

  • Refreshments will be served

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Macrame Earrings - June 8th
Jun
8
12:00 PM12:00

Macrame Earrings - June 8th

Macrame Earrings - June 8th
35.00

Hosted by Light Gallery + Studio & Knots of Love

In this workshop, join Jessica Fields from Knots of Love Studios as she teaches you two basic macrame knots, and walks you through making your own macrame earrings! Choose from over 10 colors of cotton cord and your choice of gold or silver finings to craft your own personalized earrings.

Students will leave the class with the knowledge to continue on their own after taking this class. This class is perfect for beginners, no experience is necessary, and you’ll go home with two original pairs of earrings made by you! The theory goes that one pair can be for you and another for a friend...but we won't tell if you keep both for yourself!

Jessica Fields is the owner of Knots of Love, where she specializes in macrame goods such as jewelry, wall hangings, and plant hangings. She is skilled in the art of macrame, and is excited to teach others the basics of her craft!

  • No experience necessary

  • This class is open to ages 14+

  • All materials are provided

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Modern Calligraphy - June 12th
Jun
12
7:00 PM19:00

Modern Calligraphy - June 12th

Modern Calligraphy - June 12th
40.00

Hosted by Light Gallery + Zoey Devine

Have you been itching to create your own calligraphy project? Then you will love this beginners workshop that introduces you to modern calligraphy!

In this 2 hour workshop, you will learn the foundations of 3 types of lettering: faux calligraphy, brush lettering and watercolor lettering! You will learn to create the modern calligraphy alphabet and all about spacing and centering your work. Zoey will introduce you to all of the materials you may need and walk you through how to accomplish beautiful letters and  answer any questions you may have so you can begin experimenting with words onto paper. You will learn the techniques and walk out with some goodies and the confidence to keep going. 

  • No experience necessary

  • This class is open to ages 14+

  • All materials are provided

  • Refreshments will be served

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Encaustic Painting - June 13th
Jun
13
6:00 PM18:00

Encaustic Painting - June 13th

Encaustic Painting - June 13th
35.00

Hosted by Light Gallery + Studio

Learn the basics of encaustic painting by local artist Matthew Provoast. Encaustic painting is using melted and pigmented beeswax to create exciting, luminous paintings. If you have ever been curious about encaustics, you’re in for a treat! This workshop covers a brief history of this ancient medium, what equipment is needed, setting up your workspace, mixing colors, adding other media like paper and thread, safety… everything you need to know to start making your own encaustic paintings. A 5”x5” panel and all material are provided.

  • No experience necessary

  • This class is open to ages 14+

  • All materials are provided

  • Refreshments will be served!

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Mounted Staghorn Fern - June 14th
Jun
14
7:00 PM19:00

Mounted Staghorn Fern - June 14th

Mounted Staghorn Fern - June 14th
40.00

Hosted by Light Gallery + Matthew Provoast

Mounted plants are seriously awesome. Think artwork ... but PLANTS!!!

Staghorn Ferns get their name from the large, bifurcated, antler-like fronds that shoot out dramatically from the center of the plant. As epiphytes that grow naturally in the crooks of tree trunks, they're ideal candidates for mounting, as they require little root space to thrive.

Versatile, easy to care for, and massive talking-pieces, mounted staghorn ferns are really coming into their "own" in homes across the nation! Join Matthew Provoast for an evening of getting your hands dirty, learning, laughs and leafy-love creations!

Matthew will guide you through the process of mounting a staghorn fern, their maintenance, and care. This is an all-inclusive workshop where all tools and supplies needed to create your botanical beauty will be provided, but it will be YOU that puts it all together.

  • No experience necessary

  • This class is open to ages 14+

  • All materials are provided

  • Refreshments will be served

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Abstract Painting on Clayboard - June 18th
Jun
18
6:00 PM18:00

Abstract Painting on Clayboard - June 18th

Abstract Painting on Clayboard - June 18th
35.00

Hosted by Nora Faber and Light Gallery + Studio

In this workshop, Nora Faber will guide you through how to make your very own abstract landscape clayboard piece. Clayboard is a type of surface that has a carveable surface where you can etch in your own lines, and build up surrealist layers with inks and oil paints in a beautiful and vibrant color palette.

This workshop lasts for about two hours, and you will leave with your very own finished piece! You will have the choice between a 6 x 6” or a 5 x 7” clayboard panel to use as a work surface. This workshop is perfect for beginners who are interested in learning about how to create your own abstract painting! This class can be messy, so take that into account when you’re picking out your clothes for the class. Gloves will be available to protect your hands from any staining that may occur from the inks.

Nora Faber is an artist living and working right here in Grand Rapids, MI. Nora taught Art for 18 years primarily at WMAAA of Spring Lake, and North Pointe Christian in Grand Rapids. Currently she teaches for ACT- Artists Creating Together, Kendall College, and the 4-Square Homeschool Program in Byron Center. Primarily she is a professional painter renting a downtown studio. You can find out more about her and her work at her website: https://www.norafabergallery.com

  • No experience necessary

  • This class is open to ages 14+

  • All materials are provided

  • Refreshments will be served

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Crochet Coffee Mug Cozy - June 19th
Jun
19
6:00 PM18:00

Crochet Coffee Mug Cozy - June 19th

Crochet Coffee Mug Cozy - June 19th
35.00

Hosted by Hanna Geller and Light Gallery + Studio

In this workshop, Hanna Geller will walk you through how to make your very own coffee mug cozy for your favorite mug! Hanna will teach you how to fit your cozy on the mug of your choice, as well as how to do a chain stitch as well as a single crochet stitch needed to complete this project.

This workshop lasts for about two hours, and you will leave with your completed mug cozy! You will have the choice between several colors of yarn. This workshop is perfect for beginners who are interested in learning the basic of crochet, with no experience necessary.

**Please note: You must bring in your own mug! We all have a favorite mug in our collection that could use a cozy!

  • No experience necessary

  • This class is open to ages 14+

  • All materials are provided

  • Refreshments will be served

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Wall Tapestry Weaving - June 20th
Jun
20
6:00 PM18:00

Wall Tapestry Weaving - June 20th

Wall Tapestry Weaving - June 20th
35.00

Hosted by Light Gallery + Alison Broersma

In this weaving workshop, Alison will teach you the basics of tapestry weaving using our plentiful variety of yarn and wool! You will learn beginner-level weaving skills such as how to warp a loom, weave with a needle, hand weave with thicker yarns, and how to make a decorative fringe.

To hone your new skills, you will work on completing a wall hanging, which measures 8" X 10" in size. Each wall hanging comes with a wooden dowel to insert across the top for easy hanging and beautiful wall display! Each student will leave with one finished wall hanging, a handout with a recap of the skills, terms, and resources discussed in class, and the skill to design and produce additional weaving projects at home! Looms will be available for purchase for $30 after the class has concluded if you are interested.

Supplies Needed: None. We have done all the legwork of sourcing the hard-to-find yarns, wool style yarns, and a simple 8x10 wooden loom.

  • No artistic experience necessary, but encouraged for critique

  • This class is open to ages 14+

  • All materials are provided to display artwork

  • Refreshments will be served

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Kokedama (Moss Ball) - June 21st
Jun
21
7:00 PM19:00

Kokedama (Moss Ball) - June 21st

Kokedama (Moss Ball) - June 21st
25.00

Hosted by Light Gallery + Studio

For you bonsai newbies, kokedama is a style of Japanese Bonsai where the plant’s root system is actually wrapped in moss and string. These little (and not so little) moss ball bundles of joy are a ton of fun to design and construct.

They will quickly become your new creative obsession as you experiment with getting different houseplants, succulents, and even herbs into the kokedama bonsai mix! Once you learn how to assemble your kokedama plant and moss ball, using string to bind it together, you will take a crack at constructing two kokedama moss ball projects (one small and one medium). You’ll receive instruction on proper plant care as well as recommendations on which "hard to kill" houseplants and succulents to use so that your kokedama creations are guaranteed a long and happy life!

This class is perfect for any green-thumbed friends- but no experience is necessary!  Just come ready to get your hands dirty (soap and water will be provided upon completion).

  • No experience necessary

  • This class is open to ages 14+

  • All materials are provided

  • Refreshments will be served

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Encaustic Painting - June 25th
Jun
25
6:00 PM18:00

Encaustic Painting - June 25th

Encaustic Painting - June 25th
35.00

Hosted by Light Gallery + Studio

Learn the basics of encaustic painting by local artist Matthew Provoast. Encaustic painting is using melted and pigmented beeswax to create exciting, luminous paintings. If you have ever been curious about encaustics, you’re in for a treat! This workshop covers a brief history of this ancient medium, what equipment is needed, setting up your workspace, mixing colors, adding other media like paper and thread, safety… everything you need to know to start making your own encaustic paintings. A 5”x5” panel and all material are provided.

  • No experience necessary

  • This class is open to ages 14+

  • All materials are provided

  • Refreshments will be served!

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Modern Calligraphy - June 26th
Jun
26
7:00 PM19:00

Modern Calligraphy - June 26th

Modern Calligraphy - June 26th
40.00

Hosted by Light Gallery + Zoey Devine

Have you been itching to create your own calligraphy project? Then you will love this beginners workshop that introduces you to modern calligraphy!

In this 2 hour workshop, you will learn the foundations of 3 types of lettering: faux calligraphy, brush lettering and watercolor lettering! You will learn to create the modern calligraphy alphabet and all about spacing and centering your work. Zoey will introduce you to all of the materials you may need and walk you through how to accomplish beautiful letters and  answer any questions you may have so you can begin experimenting with words onto paper. You will learn the techniques and walk out with some goodies and the confidence to keep going. 

  • No experience necessary

  • This class is open to ages 14+

  • All materials are provided

  • Refreshments will be served

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Punch Needle Embroidery - June 27th
Jun
27
6:00 PM18:00

Punch Needle Embroidery - June 27th

Punch Needle Embroidery - June 27th
45.00

Hosted by Light Gallery + Studio

Join Erika Townsley in creating your own design using the punch needle and a 6" hoop. This traditional technique of rug hooking is a fun and quick way to create an image that can be used for wall hangings. Erika will take you through the design process starting with the creation of an image, transferring your image onto your own frame and the fundamentals of punch needle work to create your project. With the knowledge and supplies you will be prepared to do your own punch needle wall hangings, pillows, and rugs. 

  • No experience necessary

  • This class is open to ages 14+

  • All materials are provided

  • Refreshments will be served!

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Shibori Indigo Wall Tapestry - June 28th
Jun
28
6:00 PM18:00

Shibori Indigo Wall Tapestry - June 28th

Shibori Indigo Wall Tapestry - June 28th
40.00

Hosted by Light Gallery + Studio

Join us to learn the technique of Shibori Indigo Dyeing and create your own unique hanging wall tapestry to bring home! We will learn the basics of the Japanese art of folding and binding fabric, mix a vat of indigo dye together, and experience the magic of this ancient dyeing technique! Three pieces of cotton test fabric will be supplied to experiment with, great to frame and add some artwork to your home or use for another craft project!

Shibori is the ancient Japanese technique of folding, twisting, bunching, and binding fabric before dyeing it in a vat of indigo. Indigo is a dye made from the pigments of plants found in the Indigofera family. It has been used for thousands of years and across many cultures to achieve a range of beautiful blue hues. Indigo dye is an all natural and organic compound that is safe for even the most delicate skin. It is also 100% machine washable! All supplies including dowel and string for the wall hanging are provided!

  • No experience necessary

  • This class is open to ages 14+

  • All materials are provided

  • Refreshments will be served!

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Macrame Earrings - March 16th
Mar
16
12:00 PM12:00

Macrame Earrings - March 16th

Macrame Earrings - March 16th
35.00

Hosted by Light Gallery + Studio & Knots of Love

In this workshop, join Jessica Fields from Knots of Love Studios as she teaches you two basic macrame knots, and walks you through making your own macrame earrings! Choose from over 10 colors of cotton cord and your choice of gold or silver finings to craft your own personalized earrings.

Students will leave the class with the knowledge to continue on their own after taking this class. This class is perfect for beginners, no experience is necessary, and you’ll go home with two original pairs of earrings made by you! The theory goes that one pair can be for you and another for a friend...but we won't tell if you keep both for yourself!

Jessica Fields is the owner of Knots of Love, where she specializes in macrame goods such as jewelry, wall hangings, and plant hangings. She is skilled in the art of macrame, and is excited to teach others the basics of her craft!

  • No experience necessary

  • This class is open to ages 14+

  • All materials are provided

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Wall Tapestry Weaving - March 14th
Mar
14
6:00 PM18:00

Wall Tapestry Weaving - March 14th

Wall Tapestry Weaving - March 14th
35.00

Hosted by Light Gallery + Alison Broersma

In this weaving workshop, Alison will teach you the basics of tapestry weaving using our plentiful variety of yarn and wool! You will learn beginner-level weaving skills such as how to warp a loom, weave with a needle, hand weave with thicker yarns, and how to make a decorative fringe.

To hone your new skills, you will work on completing a wall hanging, which measures 8" X 10" in size. Each wall hanging comes with a wooden dowel to insert across the top for easy hanging and beautiful wall display! Each student will leave with one finished wall hanging, a handout with a recap of the skills, terms, and resources discussed in class, and the skill to design and produce additional weaving projects at home! Looms will be available for purchase for $30 after the class has concluded if you are interested.

Supplies Needed: None. We have done all the legwork of sourcing the hard-to-find yarns, wool style yarns, and a simple 8x10 wooden loom.

  • No artistic experience necessary, but encouraged for critique

  • This class is open to ages 14+

  • All materials are provided to display artwork

  • Refreshments will be served

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Shibori Indigo Blanket/Scarf - March 12th
Mar
12
6:00 PM18:00

Shibori Indigo Blanket/Scarf - March 12th

Shibori Indigo Blanket/Scarf - March 12th
45.00

Hosted by Light Gallery + Studio

Join us to learn the technique of Shibori Indigo Dyeing and create your own unique turkish blanket/scarf to bring home! We will learn the basics of the Japanese art of folding and binding fabric, mix a vat of indigo dye together, and experience the magic of this ancient dyeing technique! Three pieces of cotton test fabric will be supplied to experiment with, great to frame and add some artwork to your home or use for another craft project!

Shibori is the ancient Japanese technique of folding, twisting, bunching, and binding fabric before dyeing it in a vat of indigo. Indigo is a dye made from the pigments of plants found in the Indigofera family. It has been used for thousands of years and across many cultures to achieve a range of beautiful blue hues. Indigo dye is an all natural and organic compound that is safe for even the most delicate skin. It is also 100% machine washable!

  • No experience necessary

  • This class is open to ages 14+

  • All materials are provided

  • Refreshments will be served!

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Kokedama (Moss Ball) - February 26th
Feb
26
7:00 PM19:00

Kokedama (Moss Ball) - February 26th

Kokedama (Moss Ball) - February 26th
25.00

Hosted by Light Gallery + Studio

For you bonsai newbies, kokedama is a style of Japanese Bonsai where the plant’s root system is actually wrapped in moss and string. These little (and not so little) moss ball bundles of joy are a ton of fun to design and construct.

They will quickly become your new creative obsession as you experiment with getting different houseplants, succulents, and even herbs into the kokedama bonsai mix! Once you learn how to assemble your kokedama plant and moss ball, using string to bind it together, you will take a crack at constructing two kokedama moss ball projects (one small and one medium). You’ll receive instruction on proper plant care as well as recommendations on which "hard to kill" houseplants and succulents to use so that your kokedama creations are guaranteed a long and happy life!

This class is perfect for any green-thumbed friends- but no experience is necessary!  Just come ready to get your hands dirty (soap and water will be provided upon completion).

  • No experience necessary

  • This class is open to ages 14+

  • All materials are provided

  • Refreshments will be served

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Encaustic Painting - February 22nd
Feb
22
6:00 PM18:00

Encaustic Painting - February 22nd

Encaustic Painting - February 22nd
35.00

Hosted by Light Gallery + Studio

Learn the basics of encaustic painting by local artist Matthew Provoast. Encaustic painting is using melted and pigmented beeswax to create exciting, luminous paintings. If you have ever been curious about encaustics, you’re in for a treat! This workshop covers a brief history of this ancient medium, what equipment is needed, setting up your workspace, mixing colors, adding other media like paper and thread, safety… everything you need to know to start making your own encaustic paintings. A 5”x5” panel and all material are provided.

  • No experience necessary

  • This class is open to ages 14+

  • All materials are provided

  • Refreshments will be served!

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Modern Calligraphy - February 20th