Proceeds benefit the free all-ages Hands-on Activity Area at Handmade Arcade on December 2, 2017.
Can’t attend the Craftacular but would still like to contribute to Handmade Arcade’s Hands-on Handmade Activity Area? Visit our online donation page today. Thank you for your support!
Get crafty with Handmade Arcade and join us in making autumnal art and Halloween crafts, while socializing in a welcoming creative environment.
DIY Pumpkin Power
Every house, apartment, studio or stoop needs a decorated pumpkin for fall! Pick out a mini pumpkin; peruse our buffet of art materials—including paint, feathers, pom-poms, fabric, trim and more—and create your very own signature squash to take home. (Think: spooky, crafty, cutesy, Pittsburghy, political, boho and beyond!) Each participant will receive one pumpkin. Attendees may purchase a second pumpkin for a small fee.
The Wonders of Woodburning
Channel your inner folk artist as you learn the age-old art of woodburning! Transform an ordinary wooden spoon into a one-of-a-kind home-décor piece. After creating unique and intricate designs on your spoon, head to the materials area to embellish your creation with texture, color and decorations, or turn it into a crafty puppet.
Add some flair to your favorite jacket, backpack or tote bag! Choose from a wide variety of paper ephemera, like vintage books and magazines, to design and make your own buttons.
Tarot Card Readings
Halloween season is the perfect time to gain insight into your past, present or future, and and tap into your creative subconscious with a tarot card reading! Head next door to Juju Boutique for a tarot card reading with Leslie McAllister. Fee required. Sign-up at the event.
Eat, Drink, Mingle and Make
As you mix, mingle and network with fellow makers, enjoy yummy light snacks. Wine, soda and water will be provided. Feel free to BYOB!
About Handmade Arcade’s Hands-on Handmade Activity Area
Proceeds from the event will support the Hands-on Handmade Activity Area at Handmade Arcade on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. Free and open to all ages, the Hands-on Handmade Activity Area invites attendees to participate in inclusive, engaging and innovative activities led by Pittsburgh-based artists, art collectives, and nonprofit arts and cultural organizations.
About Hatch Art Studio
Hatch is a vibrant and inspiring little studio in the Point Breeze neighborhood of Pittsburgh. It’s a space to make art, develop creative thinking, spark curiosity, and use your imagination. A special place for families in the Pittsburgh community, Hatch offers a range of creative experiences including ongoing age-specific classes, specialty workshops, art-centric birthday parties, and open studio time where creatives of all ages can make art and explore new ideas alongside each other.