Saturday May 19th
Decorate a frame with glass, stones, tiles or broken dishes to create a custom picture frame or mirror with a 5x7" opening. Learn how to arrange, and cut pieces to make a interesting design or pattern.
Light snacks and drinks will be provided.
MAKE IT TO ARTFARM
Make Stuff. Make Friends. Make It a Night.
FREE EVENT FOR KIDS!
Join ArtFarm and Usborne Books for a Saturday morning hang at our little studio on West Street.
Lex Arizzi with Usborne Books will start the event by reading two adorable and interactive stories to the children followed by an art activity with the teachers of ArtFarm Annapolis!
This event is geared toward ages 5-7 but all ages are welcome!
During the event, parents can mingle, enjoy coffee by Anchor Coffee Roasters, sign up their kids for an upcoming ArtFarm summer art camp at a discounted rate and purchase books from Usborne.
Space is limited.
Our next block printing MAKE IT night with Anita Hagan at ArtFarm will be held on Friday the 20th of April from 6-9pm.
In the spirit of Earth Day, we will be printing on gorgeous mulberry paper AND reusable canvas totes! Each attendee will leave with their very own bag, their reusable carved block and a few prints on paper (great for framing or making into a card).
The blocks we will be carving are 4x6" - you can draw out your own design or bring an inspiration printout to transfer onto the block if you aren't feeling creative. Creating a block to be used as a pattern on your bag is another option. We'll have some images on hand too if you forget!
NO EXPERIENCE OR ARTISTIC SKILL NEEDED!
MAKE IT TO ARTFARM
Make Stuff. Make Friends. Make It a Night
Reflex Improv teaches the art of creating scenes on the fly to everyday people, and beginners are welcome! We use the process of “Yes-And”, and “Got Your Back” teamwork to build a series of fun, spontaneous, and hilarious short plays together. Improv skills are excellent for team-building, overcoming anxiety, outside-the-box creativity, and for developing public speaking skills. It’s also great for meeting fun new people!
Here’s what some of our improv students are saying:
"I started taking improv classes just for fun -- the bonuses are that I feel more confident thinking on my feet at work and am a better, more supportive teammate.” - Mike
"As a newbie, I experienced a warm welcome, energizing rounds of verbal play, and the wonderful combination of fear and fun!" -Freddie
"Does two straight hours of laughter qualify as a core workout?” - Keri
"It's a tremendous stress reliever and unbelievably fun. The instructors and fellow group members are inclusive, creative and wickedly funny! I don't think I have ever laughed so hard.” - Gayle
"Every week, it's two hours of laughing, while challenging myself creatively at the same time. I've walked into improv class in a variety of moods, but I've only walked out of improv class in a great mood” - Chris
Learn a unique way to create abstract non-objective artworks with teacher, Alicia Gauger. During this three hour MAKE IT Workshop you will learn a variety of watercolor techniques followed by a lesson in drawing with pen & ink. In the end you will marry the two into an artistic composition to create a beautiful piece or two to take home and frame!
Words on Water is a writing group composed of writers who live or near the Chesapeake Bay. Organized through MeetUp, the group meets twice monthly for socializing, sharing writing tips, and readings. All writing levels welcomed. The March 27 session -- SPRING FLING -- will include writings about birds, bees, and that always memorable fling. Your choice -- no judgment! Bring some wine and a nibble and join the evening where fun and creative voices gather to play with words. Fee is $5, cash only. For more information, local the group through www.Meetup.com or on Facebook or by contacting organizer, Gwen Mayes, firstname.lastname@example.org or text 978-821-4662.
Link to Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/Annapolis-Words-on-Water/events/248643368/
Saturday Workshop: Weaving
March 17th (10am-3pm)
Please pack a lunch or you can get take out from one of the many cafes on West Street. (we will take a break for lunch around Noon)
Open to all levels and ages 13+
Create a stylish weaving with Jenny, from Great Blue Fiber, in your chosen colors to match your home decor or style.
You will create a beautiful wall hanging (10x12) on a loom to take home ready to hang!
Loom (available for purchase after class for $20)
Cotton warp thread
Yarns in the following weights and something to hang a weaving from. Examples include: copper pipe, wooden dowel, driftwood and should be approximately 12 inches.
*IF SIGNING UP WITH A FRIEND CONSIDER SHARING YARN TO SAVE MONEY!*
Refer to Diagram in photos to see how each looks in the weaving:
A) light worsted (25grams or 1 oz)
B) light worsted (50 grams or 2 oz)
C) worsted weight in a neutral color (50 grams or 2 oz)
D) light worsted (4 1/2 yards or 4 m)
E) roving 3/4 oz or 20 grams
F) roving yarn ( 1 3/4 or 1.5 m)
G) roving yarn ( 13 inches)
We can provide all the yarn and driftwood for a fee of $15 per person.
Please let us know ASAP if you want to go with this option.
Looms will be available after the class for $20 each.
Beginner DSLR Photo: 101
This class will teach you:
-Lens choices - the how and why you should purchase or use certain lenses
-Moving away from the Auto setting and into using the Aperture Setting (A or Av)
-How to use Exposure Compensation (+/-) to get closer to your desired exposure
-An understanding of what ISO is and how it can help you take better photos
-Focusing: Using autofocus effectively
-Plus there will be plenty of time to ask questions at the end of the class.
Email Alison for more details: email@example.com
Friday, February 16th
Teens and Adults Welcome
(Skill set - beginner to expert)
Textured Vases - Add your own handmade texture to cylinders
Come get your hands dirty, and learn a new ceramics technique! Hand-thrown cylinders will be provided to students to add their own textural design (all students receive two 3"x3" cylinders). Learn how to create brutalist-style texture, create your own pattern, or a totally new texture!
Students will have 2.5 hours to learn, practice, and execute their own texture onto two provided cylinders. (put a hole in your cylinder to make it a planter!). Once pieces are dry, Melissa will hand-deliver to her studio to be glazed & fired. Three glaze options provided for students to choose from.
Ready for pick-up at ArtFarm in approx. 10 days
Friday, February 2nd
For Teens & Adults
light refreshments & music provided
Work and make with Stephanie Baker, visual artist and collage enthusiast. Come away with your own 2D, ready to hang "analog collage" OR a unique VALENTINE'S DAY CARD that can be scanned and replicated.
Explore the art of collage- a process with [almost] instant gratification that can be as simplistic or creatively complex as you wish. Revisit the basic elementary concepts of cut paper and paste, now streamlined for the art-minded adult.
Build your collage as an exuberant visual bombardment, or a tastefully clever pairing of one standout image against an unexpected new color. No wrong way to make this!
Learn a little bit of modern history, see a wealth of gorgeous examples, and probably gain a few new ideas in your creative bank. Fee free to bring a favorite pair of scissors (if you have one), or any fun magazines or paper items you may have in the recycling pile. All other materials provided, including the scissors and magazines.
We have had the privilege of carrying Graystone Jewelry over the holidays and are now welcoming then as one of our anchor brands at ArtFarm! To celebrate, please join us for a Graystone Trunk Show, where they will be teamed with doTERRA Essential Oils to introduce a line of lava rock, essential oil jewelry.
Clay ornament Workshop for Kids 10+ (7-9pm)
We've got an awesome idea for you! Drop you kiddo (ages 10+) off at ArtFarm from 7-9p during Midnight Madness so you can shop the Downtown Annapolis shops and get some free time to yourself!
Kids ages 10+ (adults are welcome too!)
Make your own hand-built clay ornament with Cromwell Ceramics.
We are taking our inspiration from little clay bells and they can add their own creative touch.
Your piece will be fired and ready for pickup the following week (7 days).