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Gift-Making Art Workshops at The Banana Factory

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By Ben Youngerman, ArtsQuest Marketing Manager

Buying gifts is nice, but making that special someone a holiday present shows you care even more. Give them a gift with a personal touch by signing up to make wonderful keepsakes in these art workshops with The Banana Factory. It’s a creative idea to give a unique item they’ll cherish and you’ll have fun making.

Christkindlmarkt Hot Glass Experience

November 16-December 23 – Register Here

Start your glass making adventure by doing a Hot Glass Experience at Christkindlmarkt! Make a beautiful ornament for your tree or a decorative candycane (*NEW* for 2018)! Ages 6 and up are welcome. Workshop includes admission to Christkindlmarkt at SteelStacks.

Discover Knitting: Scarves

October 13 & 20 – Register Here

Learn how to knit in this two session workshop, while creating an amazing scarf! This workshop will focus on learning the knit stitch.

Hot Glass Experience: Acorn or Pumpkin

November 2 & 11 – Register Here

Start your glass making adventure by doing a Hot Glass Experience by making your own glass acorn or glass pumpkin at First Friday or Second Sunday!

Fiber Sampler Workshop: Needle Felting

November 4 – Register Here

Needle felting is a process where fibers are bound together using a barbed felting needle. Students will create a piece that can be used as a coaster or trivet, or can be framed and displayed as wall art.

Discover Knitting: Fingerless Gloves

November 10 – Register Here

Build on your knitting skills in this two session workshop, while creating an amazing pair of fingerless gloves!

Diamond Shade Basket

November 10-11 – Register Here

Debbi Zvanut has been basket weaving for over 26 years. This traditional bucket basket is built of a wooden base with a wooden handle ( about 16” tall). The basket is built out of rattan and will have choices of two colors reed or space dyed reed ( as shown in the picture) to accent the sides.

Silver Etching Workshop

November 11 – Register Here

Learn how to transfer a loved one’s handwriting onto silver, where it will be permanently preserved, to create a treasured keepsake! Choose a sterling cuff, sterling pendant, or sterling keychain.

Felted Wool Monster Workshop

November 13 – Register Here

Design and create a felted wool monster! Students will design their own monster (cute or scary!) and use wool felting techniques to bring their creation to life as a plush.

Bangle Bracelet Workshop

November 18 – Register Here

Create a beautiful silver bangle bracelet with an easy-to-use clasp! Whether strictly silver, or adorned with a bezel-set gem, the creative possibilities for this piece are limited only by your imagination!

Fiber Sampling Workshop: Macrame Wall Hanging

December 16 – Register Here

Try your hand at macrame, the art of decorative knotting, in this one day workshop! Students will learn how to create and use a variety of knots and leave with a beautiful wall hanging.

Discovering Photo Encaustics

December 16 – Register Here

Discover how to create mixed media paintings using photographic imagery, beeswax, oil pigments, collage and text.

Wine’d Down: Chalk Lettering Ornament

December 19 – Register Here

Make a beautiful keepsake ornament using chalk-lettering! A voucher for a glass of wine or beer will be provided to students to get the creative juices flowing! This class is for students aged 21 and older.

You can also give the gift of creativity with Art Experience Gift Certificates!

Treat someone to an art experience this holiday season for an endless source of joy, creativity, and learning. Flexible class schedules and offerings make it easy for gift recipients to redeem their experience and to find something that sparks their interest. Contact us today at 610.332.1326 or visualarts@artsquest.org to create a unique gift package for any age.