Our 2014 Hands-on Handmade lineup of interactive programming is nearly complete! Once again Handmade Arcade joins craft artists, arts organizations and demonstrators together with consumers for a captivating and educational craft experience. Hands-on Handmade features day-long, half-day and two-hour activities.
Don’t miss out on this year’s fun. Mark your calendars with the following dates!
- Sponsorship opportunities NOW available!
- July 16th: Applications for vendors and hands-on handmade artists open
- September 3rd: Applications close
- Early October: Accepted vendors and artists notified
- DECEMBER 6, 2014: HANDMADE ARCADE at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center!
Check out our image gallery from last year’s event.
All photographs taken by the talented Joey Kennedy.
Join us on JULY 11th at the Gallery Crawl in the Cultural District!
Stop by 820 Liberty Ave (next to Pittsburgh Popcorn) for a visit and to make your own DIY masks using recycled materials. Make it, take it — easy and fun!
WHAT A DAY! A day that could not have been possible without the efforts of so many artists and makers, Hands-on Handmaders, sponsors, volunteers, Convention Center staffers, music makers and curators, entertainers, and, of course, shoppers! We are so thankful for everyone who was a part of our massive 10th show. Stay tuned for images of the days events and the announcement of HA:2014’s date!
THANK YOU PITTSBURGH!
Submit your questions for Jessica, Al & Elizabeth today!
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DIY Days with Lynne Kropinak of Charmed by Nature
On Sunday November 10th, go on a free upcycling adventure with Canonsburg crafter, Lynne Kropinak at the Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse.
Date: Sunday, November 10, 2013
Time: 12 – 3 p.m.
Place: Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse
Sign for the FREE workshop here. This workshop is recommended for high school students or craft artists ages 14 and up. Space is limited.
Lynne has a passion for finding beauty in unusual objects and fashioning them into art to wear. After a show -and-tell of some of her own work and describing how the necklaces were inspired and constructed, Lynne will guide you in the creation of your own show-stopper of a necklace using materials you will look at in a whole new light.
Besides making upcycled jewelry, Lynne is the mom to Tronny, the Pittsburgh Craft-O-Tron machine.
Do you want to teach or demonstrate a craft in on Hands-on Handmade area during our December 7 event?
The deadline for submissions is Sunday, October 13, and notification of acceptance will be sent by October 27.
About Hands-on Handmade
Situated on-site, our welcoming Hands-on Handmade area features a variety of drop-in, short, and day-long interactive programs — including craft demonstrations, mini-tutorials, make-and-take activities, craft competitions, and art installations — all designed to bridge the gap between consumers and creators. Hands-on Handmade provides a wonderful opportunity for partnerships with local artists and nonprofit arts organizations.
Join craftsman Jason Kirker, of Kirkiture at Assemble, for a hands on workshop. Participants will have the opportunity to create an original pendant lighting fixture using one of Kirker’s newest designs as a model for inspiration and structure. Through the use of shape and repetition participants will design and construct their own hanging fixture from mat board.
Time: 12 – 3 p.m.
Place: Assemble, 5125 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15224-1636
Sign for the free workshop here. Space is limited.
Be sure to make Unblurred part of your Friday evening plans!
Handmade Arcade will be at TeeRex (5440 Penn Avenue) from 6-10, with some other great makers, Mexican food, and beer from East End Brewing! Stop by and make an embroidered button with us.
In celebration of our Decade of DIY, Handmade Arcade is hosting three hands-on, interactive learning workshops. Recommended high school students or craft artists ages 14 and up.
Sunday, September 22: Screen Printing with Allison Glancey of strawberryluna
Sunday, October 20: Custom woodworking with Jason Kirker of Kirkiture
Sunday November 10: Jewelry-making with Lynne Kropinak, of Charmed by Nature and the Travelling Pittsburgh Craft-O-Tron
September 22: Join HA as we host Pittsburgh based designer, illustrator and screen printer Allison Glancey, of strawberryluna*, at Artists Image Resource (AIR) for a workshop in screen printing. During the workshop, Allison will demonstrate the art of screen printing, and discuss her business and work as an artist. You will learn to print Allison’s custom designs on coasters, and will design and screen print your own single color design on both paper and fabric (shirt provided by Handmade Arcade; or bring your own plain t-shirt to ensure fit).
WORKSHOP IS FULL!
The workshops are recommended high school students or craft artists ages 14 and up.
is Allison Glancey & Craig Seder – a pair of designers, illustrators, and screen printers as well as music and film nerds based in Pittsburgh, PA.
October 20: Join HA as we host artist Jason Kirker, of Kirkiture at Assemble Gallery, in Garfield. Jason will demonstrate his creative process using reclaimed wood to create original housewares, such as lamps and custom woodworking projects. You will gain insight into Jason’s techniques while creating a piece of functional art.
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November 10: HA hosts Canonsburg-based artist Lynne Kropinak, of Charmed by Nature and the Travelling Pittsburgh Craft-O-Tron, at Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse. Participants will explore the art of jewelry-making using recycled and repurposed items.
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