Doughnuts & Dough: Artist Business Workshop 1 of 4 : BRAND
Mar
3
9:00 AM09:00

Doughnuts & Dough: Artist Business Workshop 1 of 4 : BRAND

3/3: Donuts and Dough! 
Four casual conversations about the business side of art over coffee and donuts at Artfarm.

Join us for our first in a series of four business of art workshops with Scott Burkholder (SBG Agency).  Each workshop will consist of a half hour of socializing with donuts and coffee, meeting new artists and making connections, followed by a two hour workshop on the topic of branding and time for questions after.

First workshop, Saturday March 3rd, 9am-Noon:
Brand: YOU are a valuable part of your art.

The valuable aspect of any work of art is not just the material or even the labor to make it, it is the subject of the work. It is the feeling and the concepts of your creations that speaks to audiences in powerful ways. Your ideas and sentiment might be so powerful that it may even cause them to give you something from their wallet. This session will focus on how you explore and develop your brand, the subjective nature of your work, and share it with your audience to inspire transaction.

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MAKE IT: Weaving
Mar
17
10:00 AM10:00

MAKE IT: Weaving

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+

REGISTER HERE

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!

Materials provided:
Loom (available for purchase after class for $20)
Cotton warp thread
Tapestry Needle

Please bring:

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.

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Maggot Matisse Fundraiser for the Entomological Foundation
Mar
18
3:00 PM15:00

Maggot Matisse Fundraiser for the Entomological Foundation

Maggot Matisse

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Anybody can paint with a brush. But do you have what it takes to paint with a maggot? Embrace your inner abstractionist. We supply everything you need to make your very own abstract painting. Use tweezers to dip the creepy crawler into paint, set the larvae loose on the canvas, and let it crawl. Voila! Painting with maggots. 

Join us at ArtFarm for this one-day only creepy, crawly, painting event on Sunday, March 18. There are two options:

1. A day-time event at a lower fee for children and their parents with no food or refreshments (3:00pm - 4:30pm) $25/child.


2. An evening event that targets adults where wine and light refreshments will be served. You must be 21 years of age to consume wine. (4:30pm – 6:30pm) $50/person

All revenue directly supports the Entomological Foundation, an Annapolis-based organization that supports youth STEM education funding. Spaces will be limited, so please reserve your spot early.

Register HERE

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CAMERA 101 : LEAVING AUTO AND UNDERSTANDING YOUR DSLR
Feb
21
6:30 PM18:30

CAMERA 101 : LEAVING AUTO AND UNDERSTANDING YOUR DSLR

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: info@artfarmannapolis.com

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MAKE IT: Clay Workshop
Feb
16
6:00 PM18:00

MAKE IT: Clay Workshop

Friday, February 16th
6-9pm
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

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MAKE IT: Collage Workshop
Feb
2
6:00 PM18:00

MAKE IT: Collage Workshop

Friday, February 2nd
6-9pm
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.

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Graystone Jewelry Trunk Show
Jan
19
6:00 PM18:00

Graystone Jewelry Trunk Show

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.

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Midnight Madness
Dec
14
4:00 PM16:00

Midnight Madness

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).

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Midnight Madness
Dec
7
4:00 PM16:00

Midnight Madness

Customized Jewelry

Customize your own silver jewelry with local brand, Kajs Jewelry. Kajs Jewelry is made by Scandinavian jewelry sculptor Karin Best who specializes in blending traditional jewelry techniques with organic sculptures. Mainly using sterling silver, Best loves the free flowing process of making jewelry, describing her work as a contrast between polished, smooth, sleek lines, and rough, uncut, organic textures with inspiration coming from what she sees and encounters in nature.

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 then they add their own creative touches.

Your piece will be fired and ready for pickup the following week (7 days).

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Chocolate Binge Festival
Dec
3
12:00 PM12:00

Chocolate Binge Festival

Cookie painting and Sweet Shop

 

Stop in an see all the new items in our new retail space!

We will have boxes of sugar cookies frosted and ready to be painted, yes painted! Sit down in our studio and create your own box of beautiful cookies to enjoy yourself or give as a gift! We’ll be here to help you come up with the perfect art for your cookies from a watercolor look to a detailed painting, your friends will be so impressed by your beautiful (and yummy) creations!

A box of 6 cookies is just $12 and you can sit in our beautiful little studio as long as you need to make your edible masterpieces! Only 50 boxes available throughout the day so make sure to stop by and get yours before they are gone!

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Small Business Saturday
Nov
25
11:00 AM11:00

Small Business Saturday

Join us in celebrating small businesses, next Saturday, November 25th! We'll have light refreshments, new art and merchandise in stock AND the official launch of TRÄ by Kajs Jewelry - a line of essential oil diffuser jewelry

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Kajs Jewelry is made by Scandinavian jewelry sculptor, Karin Best, who specializes in blending traditional jewelry techniques with organic sculptures.  Kelli Conrad, Wellness Advocate and Essential Oil Educator with dōTERRA International, is passionate about empowering everyday people to use natural remedies to manage their health and the world around them.   

Karin and Kelli are excited to partner together with ArtFarm to introduce Trä, Kajs' new line of essential oil diffuser jewelry. Trä (Swedish for wood) merges sterling silver and hand faceted wood elements that can be paired with your favorite essential oils to take their therapeutic and aromatic benefits with you wherever you go.

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