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Purple Crayon

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

August 2019

Introduction to Fluid Art

August 31 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Purple Crayon, 9 Old Burnsville Hill Road Suite 5
Asheville, NC 28804 United States
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$40

Have you ever wanted to create an abstract painting but weren’t sure how to start? If so, fluid art — also called (acrylic) pour painting, flow art, liquid art., etc. — might be just what you’re looking for. Fluid art is a form of abstract art that uses acrylic paints with a runny, fluid consistency. The paints react with each other when combined to make interesting and visually organic motifs. As the paints run amok and spill across your canvas,…

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September 2019

Zentangle: Basics and Beyond Workshop

September 6 @ 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

Even if you don't consider yourself an artist, certified Zentangle teacher Susan Goodman will show you how to create beautiful abstract images using this fun, meditative process. 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, Goodman will review the history of the Zentangle method and the benefits of using good quality tools. Then, you will learn how to use “strings”…

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Introduction to Alcohol Inks Workshop

September 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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$60

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard of the newest and most exciting media to hit the art community: alcohol inks. Their popularity is well-deserved. With very little effort or experience, you can create incredible textures, brilliant colors, and intricate patterns on a wide variety of surfaces. Whether you’re a new artist, or have been “making stuff” for years, artist extraordinaire Deanna Murchison will show you how to create beautiful, professional-looking artwork for your home or office.…

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Mosaic Coaster

September 21 @ 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 everything else will be supplied that 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…

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Wet Felted Bowl Workshop

September 27 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 1:00 pm, repeating until September 28, 2019

Purple Crayon, 9 Old Burnsville Hill Road Suite 5
Asheville, NC 28804 United States
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$85

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. And it’s easy to understand why: it’s fun, easy, and, in this workshop, useful. In just a few hours, Camille Daunno will teach you how to create a beautiful bowl using only wool fibers, a plastic resist, soap, water, and good old fashioned elbow grease. Your finished vessel can hold trinkets, chocolates, or…

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October 2019

Purple Crayon Anniversary Celebration and Pie Contest

October 5 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Purple Crayon, 9 Old Burnsville Hill Road Suite 5
Asheville, NC 28804 United States
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Free

Come celebrate Purple Crayon’s two-year anniversary by participating in a pie contest. The public is invited to visit Purple Crayon during the event, with pies and appetites in tow. Guests who can’t or don’t want to bake a pie are still welcome to attend and participate in the tasting and judging of the contest. The winner of each pie category will receive a gift certificate from Baked Pie Company. RSVPs are appreciated but not required. Registration will begin at 1pm,…

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Eco Printing: Beyond the Basics

October 12 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Purple Crayon, 9 Old Burnsville Hill Road Suite 5
Asheville, NC 28804 United States
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$125

If you’ve taken Patricia Spangler's Introduction to Eco Printing workshop, you know how fun it is to watch what happens when leaves, flowers, seeds, roots, and bark are exposed to water and heat. The unique signature they leave behind is fascinating and beautiful. In this intermediate-level workshop, Spangler will take your eco printing skills to the next level. In addition to employing basic eco-printing techniques, you will learn to apply color from natural sources, including cochineal (fuschia), osage orange (yellow-orange), and…

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Fun with Landscapes

October 17 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Purple Crayon, 9 Old Burnsville Hill Road Suite 5
Asheville, NC 28804 United States
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$45

Have you ever wanted to do something creative but didn’t know where to begin? Why not release your inner artist by learning how to draw? It's easier than you probably think. In this fun and stress-free class, you’ll learn a new skill and create a beautiful landscape in the process. By the end of the workshop, you’ll have a lovely piece of art to hang on your wall, and you’ll have developed a drawing style that is uniquely yours. Best…

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Fun with Faces

October 24 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Purple Crayon, 9 Old Burnsville Hill Road Suite 5
Asheville, NC 28804 United States
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$45

Have you ever wanted to do something creative but didn’t know where to begin? Why not release your inner artist by learning how to draw? It's easier than you probably think. A few basic techniques, and you’re on your way. In this fun and stress-free class, you’ll learn a new skill and create a beautiful portrait in the process. By the end of the workshop, you’ll have a lovely piece of art to hang on your wall, and you’ll have…

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