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Hand Stitch Third Thursday

at Artistic Artifacts - Alexandria 4750 Eisenhower Ave, Alexandria, Virginia 22304

Judy Gula of Artistic Artifacts leads these evening sessions focusing on hand stitching techniques and make and take projects. Price includes light refreshments and full use of provided products and materials.

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$15

Kinetic Quilts

at Artistic Artifacts - Alexandria 4750 Eisenhower Ave, Alexandria, Virginia 22304

Linda first used fishing lure swivels to make cut-out pieces of a larger quilt rotate in 2000 for a millennium quilt challenge, her first kinetic quilt. She has received the prestigious Judges Choice ribbon at Quilt Odyssey and has also won at the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Show with her unique two-sided, mobile-like art quilts.  Learn her secrets in...

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$75

Kumihimo Braiding

at Artistic Artifacts - Alexandria 4750 Eisenhower Ave, Alexandria, Virginia 22304

Kumihimo braiding is a Japanese braiding technique that can be used to create unique pieces of jewelry, or cording/embellishments for fiber and mixed media art.  During the morning session, students will learn the basic braiding technique and create a necklace in the pattern of their choice. After lunch, the afternoon session will teach you how...

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$92

How Do I...? Use Gelatos

at Artistic Artifacts - Alexandria 4750 Eisenhower Ave, Alexandria, Virginia 22304

These creamy, compact, acrylic pigment sticks from Faber-Castell can be applied to many surfaces using a wide variety of techniques.

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$15

Buttons, Buttons, and More Buttons

at Artistic Artifacts - Alexandria 4750 Eisenhower Ave, Alexandria, Virginia 22304

Learn the basics of working with polymer clay while exploring buttons in many shapes and sizes, with holes, and without. We'll explore ways to incorporate buttons into mixed media pieces, and in more typical fashion, as closures for bags, shawls, and clothing. We will make a mold of a button, and use this to create multiples. If you have a button(s)...

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$53

Upcycled T-Shirts (Top)

at Artistic Artifacts - Alexandria 4750 Eisenhower Ave, Alexandria, Virginia 22304

What do you do with the pile of giveaway /souvenir T-shirts you’ve received from events, conferences or schools? Or a favorite shirt retired because of a torn sleeve...or thrift store T-shirts you’ve noticed in beautiful colors, but too big, too small or just not stylish?  Upcycle them into a new, one of a kind garment using a commercial...

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$72

Purse Painting (Leather Edition)

at Artistic Artifacts - Alexandria 4750 Eisenhower Ave, Alexandria, Virginia 22304

Nancy Yonehiro has caused quite a stir whenever she has shown her revamped leather bags, artfully painted and layered with texture and design at our monthly JAMs meetings.  Class begins with Nancy’s tips on how to choose a bag to paint, followed by teaching you the required steps to prepare the purse before paint is applied. Then the fun begins:...

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$95

The Dreamcatcher Reimagined

at Artistic Artifacts - Alexandria 4750 Eisenhower Ave, Alexandria, Virginia 22304

The purpose of this mixed media dream catcher isn’t to ward off bad dreams, but to capture moments in time from the past, present, or future. The base for this project is a metal tray (provided) which will be embellished with a lace doily “web”. Photos and other keepsakes will then be captured in the web. Additional embellishments will include...

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$82

Print and Collage with Thermofax Screens

at Artistic Artifacts - Alexandria 4750 Eisenhower Ave, Alexandria, Virginia 22304

Have you ever wanted to incorporate screen printed images in your quilts or mixed media projects? One method of printing is with thermofax screens (sometimes called silk screens).  Learn screen printing techniques by practicing on fabrics and papers you bring using the exquisitely detailed screens provided by the instructors. In the morning we...

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$87

Embellished Floral Cross-Body Bag

at Artistic Artifacts - Alexandria 4750 Eisenhower Ave, Alexandria, Virginia 22304

This charming bag holds your phone, keys and mad money. Start with hand dyed cotton and a vintage postcard transfer from Diane’s personal collection, then hand embellish with stitchery, beads and trims to your heart’s content.  Diane’s provided kits come in several colors and includes all materials plus easy sew-together instructions; your...

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$95

How Do I...? Create Silk Paper

at Artistic Artifacts - Alexandria 4750 Eisenhower Ave, Alexandria, Virginia 22304

Create new textiles using Tentakalum Silk Hankies and Salt Spring Island tussah silk roving/silk sliver.

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$15

Gelli Printing

at Artistic Artifacts - Alexandria 4750 Eisenhower Ave, Alexandria, Virginia 22304

While there are many ways to monoprint (the creation of a print that is one of a kind), the most fun is using an 8" x 10" Gelli Arts™ Gel Printing Plate, made of a unique gel-like plastic that looks and feels like gelatin, but is durable, reusable and stores at room temperature. This process offers you spontaneity and creates wonderful painterly...

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$46

Boro and Beyond: The Versatile Running Stitch

at Artistic Artifacts - Alexandria 4750 Eisenhower Ave, Alexandria, Virginia 22304

From the rustically stitched layers of recycled indigo fabrics found in Japanese Boro to the rhythmically patterned designs of Indian Kantha, variations of the Running Stitch can be found in almost every culture.  In this weekend workshop, we’ll explore this versatile stitch. In Day 1, students will create a series of Running Stitch samplers....

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$169

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Inks and Twinks and More with Laura Hummel

at Artistic Artifacts - Alexandria 4750 Eisenhower Ave, Alexandria, Virginia 22304

Begin a wonderful artistic adventure into expressive art journaling by creating a book out of one large sheet of watercolor paper which will then be enhanced with a variety of techniques. We will use gesso, spray inks, dyes, and stencils to make fantastic backgrounds. You can use this technique for journal pages, collage, and even fabric. Next we will...

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$82

Mixed Media Eye Token with Theresa Martin

at Artistic Artifacts - Alexandria 4750 Eisenhower Ave, Alexandria, Virginia 22304

In the 18th and 19th century, Lover’s Eye Tokens were popular with the wealthy. A miniaturist painted just the eyes of a lover, preserving anonymity... thus the recipient alone knew the identity of the person depicted. The tokens were often elaborately decorated and worn as bracelets, brooches or pendants. Create your own version using a love token...

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$70
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