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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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Last year at Hands-on Handmade, our attendees knitted squares for the Knit the Bridge project. Now it is time to celebrate its success! Join us at the Knit the Bridge Art Party on Sunday, August 25th, from 3 to 7 p.m. Hope to see you all there!
Pittsburgh Mini Maker Faire is this Sunday, August 18th, from 10 to 4 at the Children’s Museum!
We join nearly 70 makers in showcasing projects focusing on 3D technology, robotics, rideables, electronics, sustainable living, hacking, and more! From low tech to high tech, you can make hand-sewn pins with a needle and thread, or turn an old t-shirt into a tote bag via sewing machine! Bring your own t-shirt, or use one of ours!
HANDMADE ARCADE 2013 Vendor Applications are now open!
Celebrate a Decade of DIY with Handmade Arcade on Saturday, December 7, 2013.
Applications are due by Sunday, September 15, 2013.
Applicants will be notified by Sunday, October 6, 2013.
Food vendors not permitted.
Apply here today!
Come craft with us during the next Gallery Crawl in the Cultural District!
We’ll be at the August Wilson Center from 5:30 to 9:00 on Friday, July 12.
There’s a lot of other great stuff going on downtown that evening (including another Night Market) – be sure to mark your calendars!