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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 9, 2020 @ 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 9, 2020 @ 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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Art Journaling Workshop

January 11, 2020 @ 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

Want to make 2020 your most creative year yet? Start keeping an art journal. Linda Robinson and Kate Corcoran will show you how in this fun and inspiring workshop. Linda and Kate will begin by introducing you to the practice of journaling; you’ll learn what art journaling is and why it’s beneficial. Then, they’ll provide visual images and writing prompts to help inspire your first journal page. After preparing your page for mixed media work, you’ll spend the rest of…

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Introduction to Quilling

January 18, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Purple Crayon, 9 Old Burnsville Hill Road Suite 5
Asheville, NC 28804 United States
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$35

Quilling is the art of curling and swirling thin strips of paper into colorful designs and shapes. It’s used to decorate pretty much any surface you can think of (greeting cards, scrapbook pages, boxes, etc.), and it can even be used to create 3D pieces. Dating to at least the 15th century, quilling is enjoying a resurgence in popularity, and, after trying it yourself, you’ll know why. In this workshop, award-winning quiller, Amanda Smith, will teach you the history of…

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Fluid Art: Basics and Beyond Workshop

January 25, 2020 @ 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

Have you ever wanted to create an abstract painting but weren’t sure how to start? If so, fluid art—also called 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, the possibilities are endless. In…

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February 2020

Silk Painting Using Resists Workshop

February 8, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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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