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Purple Crayon

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9 Old Burnsville Hill Road Suite 5
Asheville, NC 28804 United States

January 2020

Introduction to Crocheting

January 30 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until January 30, 2020

Purple Crayon, 9 Old Burnsville Hill Road Suite 5
Asheville, NC 28804 United States
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$100

Which is better: knitting or crocheting? Although knitting is all the rage these days, many think crocheting is where it’s at. If you like finishing projects quickly and hate fixing mistakes, you’ll love learning how to crochet in this four-week course! Camille Daunno has been crocheting since she was old enough to hold a hook, and teaching folks—both kids and adults—how to crochet for almost as long! In the first two classes, Camille will cover the “mechanics” of crocheting, including…

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Writing from the Top of Your Head

January 30 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until February 13, 2020

Purple Crayon, 9 Old Burnsville Hill Road Suite 5
Asheville, NC 28804 United States
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$247

"Writing from the Top of Your Head" is a uniquely devised method that takes into account the vulnerability of what it means to be an artist and writer. It combines powerful group creativity coaching with writing exercises that will help artists of all types to loosen up and connect with the source of creativity. This course is for writers who want to generate fresh material, or who feel stuck and struggle with writer’s block, or for those who have always…

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February 2020

Purple Crayon Pop-Up Market

February 1 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Purple Crayon, 9 Old Burnsville Hill Road Suite 5
Asheville, NC 28804 United States
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Free

Looking to buy a one-of-a-kind gift for a loved one or yourself for Valentine's Day? You'll find beautiful, fine arts and crafts at this pop-up market featuring Purple Crayon member creations. This weekend, we'll be selling Aneliese Parker's jewelry and Valentine's Day cards, Madeline Parker's miniature books, and Deana Murchison's dyed textiles.

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Silk Painting Using Resists Workshop

February 8 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Purple Crayon, 9 Old Burnsville Hill Road Suite 5
Asheville, NC 28804 United States
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$65

If you’ve ever seen a tie-dye t-shirt, you’ve seen the effect a resist can have on fabric. It can produce beautiful and complex art pieces. In this workshop, fiber artist, Jo-Ann Jensen, will teach you how to paint on silk using three different methods of resist: batik, serti, and shibori. First, you’ll create a silk painting using batik, or wax drawing. Jensen will show you how to use a kistka and tjanting tool to create a colorful heart by applying…

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Introduction to Mosaics

February 15 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Purple Crayon, 9 Old Burnsville Hill Road Suite 5
Asheville, NC 28804 United States
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$50

If you like doing puzzles, you'll love doing mosaics! Just bring your imagination, and we'll supply everything else you need to get started. In this fun and easy workshop, Purple Crayon owner, Pam Robbins, will teach you what a mosaic is, the materials and tools you need to create one, what to consider when designing a piece, and, finally, how to do it. By the end of the class, you’ll have created a pretty—and practical—coaster to showcase your new craft.…

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Dot Mandala Painting

February 22 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Purple Crayon, 9 Old Burnsville Hill Road Suite 5
Asheville, NC 28804 United States
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$40

In Buddhist culture, mandalas are said to transmit positive energy to the environment and to the people who view them. Learn how to create your own dot mandala painting with local artist, Deana Murchison. This new art craze is fun, easy, calming, and very addictive! You’ll start by making a simple, perfectly symmetrical dot using a special tool. Then, Deana will show you how to expand your mandala by adding dots of all different sizes and colors. You’ll also learn…

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Introduction to Wet Felting

February 29 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Purple Crayon, 9 Old Burnsville Hill Road Suite 5
Asheville, NC 28804 United States
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$55

Wet felting, the process of applying water to layers of wool and repeatedly agitating them until the fibers weave together, has become very popular in the past few years. It’s fun, easy, and can be very useful! In just a few hours, Camille Daunno will teach you how to make a sheet of felt using only wool fibers, soap, water, and good old fashioned “elbow grease.” Then, she’ll show you how to turn your sheet into a beautiful bowl, or,…

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March 2020

Mixed Media Shadow Box Workshop

March 14 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Purple Crayon, 9 Old Burnsville Hill Road Suite 5
Asheville, NC 28804 United States
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$55

Mixed media is a fun way to combine the textures of collage with three-dimensional elements. In this workshop, you will use a small box to create a little world combining color, texture, and dimension. With mixed media artist Christy Ammerman’s instructions and advice, you’ll start by covering your box with two-dimensional material, such as photographs, postcards, interesting papers, or fabric. Then, you’ll continue adding various mixed media like shells, beads, coins, and broken jewelry. This workshop is great for people…

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Alcohol Ink and Sharpie Silk Scarves Workshop

March 21 @ 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Purple Crayon, 9 Old Burnsville Hill Road Suite 5
Asheville, NC 28804 United States
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$80

Love wearing one-of-a-kind, handmade scarves but don't love their price tag? In this super fun workshop, Deana Murchison and Pam Robbins team up to show you two different ways to create beautiful, inexpensive silk scarves using just a little ink and alcohol. First, you’ll experiment with using alcohol inks. As you drip, blow, and manipulate the brilliant colors, you’ll have fun watching intricate patterns emerge on your first scarf. Next, you’ll play with using Sharpie markers and rubbing alcohol to…

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Zentangle: Beyond the Basics Workshop

March 28 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Purple Crayon, 9 Old Burnsville Hill Road Suite 5
Asheville, NC 28804 United States
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$45

Zentangle is an easy-to-learn, relaxing way to turn structured patterns called “tangles” into tiny masterpieces that can ultimately be assembled into a larger mosaic. In this workshop, you will re-acquaint yourself with the basics of Zentangle. Then, you will continue to build your knowledge by learning new, more complicated tangles, adding shading and highlighting to your piece, and working with different colored squares and pens. The instructor will ensure that participants who have already taken this workshop will learn tangles that…

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May 2020

Purple Crayon Pop-Up Market

May 2 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Purple Crayon, 9 Old Burnsville Hill Road Suite 5
Asheville, NC 28804 United States
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Free

Looking to buy a one-of-a-kind gift for a loved one or yourself for Mother's Day? You'll find beautiful, fine arts and crafts at this pop-up market featuring Purple Crayon member creations. This month, we'll be selling Aneliese Parker's jewelry and Mother's Day cards, Dawn Barnard's jewelry, Laura Spreitzer's pysanky eggs, and Stacey Bailey's baskets.

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