The North Door in Austin is a venue known for its creative lineup of events — everything from live music to burlesque to Nerd Nite to Fusebox 60 in sixty. New on their calendar this month? This! North Door presents “Arts and Drafts”, a full catalogue of affordable informal classes taught by Austin’s most talented makers. Specialty pairings and light snacks will accompany each course, showcasing the best of Texas breweries and distilleries as well as mocktails for non-drinkers.
Hey, and guess who’s teaching the first workshop?
(Hint: It’s me!)
I’m leading a class on Saturday, December 7, from 3-5pm, wherein we will be making our own mixed media collage and embossed holiday greeting cards, as well as DIY snowglobes using toys and other small objects to create tiny personal treasures that make great gifts.
You’ll not only hopefully learn some useful new crafty skills, but will leave the class with your finished projects.
During holiday break the offerings will include courses such as “Make Your Own Puppet” to provide a camp like environment for the kiddos. Each course will include a pizza party and the lounge bar will be open for parent respite.
Register today at ndvenue.com!
And, in the meantime, check out this awesome Batman snow globe I made at home with the kids.
I used a combination of LEGO pieces, toys, and handmade components (including laser-cut acrylic POW and clouds, and painted miniature moon) to create a scene inside the lid. You can use all sorts of small objects to create your own tiny winter wonderland! If you’re attending my class at the North Door, you are more than welcome to bring your own personal objects or images to include in your projects.
Here’s a closer look at the pieces inside my Batman snow globe. What will you put in yours?