Category: Create Together

  • The Neighborhood Scroll: A Crankie Portrait Project for All Ages

    The Neighborhood Scroll: A Crankie Portrait Project for All Ages

    In this 90-minute workshop, artist and educator Brian Counihan will introduce a storytelling art form rooted in Appalachian tradition. Crankies, or moving panoramas, are drawings or paintings that can be manually scrolled within a boxed “stage.” Participants will develop basic scripts, create imagery, and use their crafting skills to create…

    Ages:
    All
    Participants:
    10 to 20
  • Block Printing with a Steam Roller: Making a Neighborhood Image for a Steamroller Print Event

    Block Printing with a Steam Roller: Making a Neighborhood Image for a Steamroller Print Event

    In this 90-minute workshop, artist and educator Brian Counihan will guide a collaborative woodblock design project that can be printed as a giant banner-sized image using a steamroller as a press. In this workshop we’ll collectively develop the visual content, consider how the banner can have a positive effect on…

    Ages:
    All
    Participants:
    10 to 20
  • Building Memories: A Wooden Train Workshop

    Building Memories: A Wooden Train Workshop

    Host a four-hour workshop presented by Jonathan Chandler, lead instructor at The Virginia School of Traditional Arts. Each participant will be provided with precut wooden pieces, hardware, and instructions on how to make a wooden train engine and one car of their choice. Each person will use woodworking tools to…

    Ages:
    All. Ages 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
    Participants:
    10 to 20
  • Community Pop-Up Art and Maker’s Market with Free Face-painting

    Community Pop-Up Art and Maker’s Market with Free Face-painting

    Join artist Katherine Devine for a Pop-Up Art and Maker’s Market in your neighborhood! Katherine will get the party started with free face-painting. Neighbors are encouraged to bring their own tables and set up and show their artwork, crafts, hobbies and handiwork. Plan to meet and greet friends, family and…

    Ages:
    All
    Participants:
    Unlimited
  • Create a Living Heirloom: The Art of Bonsai Workshop

    Create a Living Heirloom: The Art of Bonsai Workshop

    This four-hour, all-ages spring workshop is presented by Jonathan Chandler, lead instructor at The Virginia School of Traditional Arts. Each participant will be provided with a tree, tools, wire, and instructions on how to make a bonsai tree. The trees will come straight from the nursery. Each person will root…

    Ages:
    All. Children 12 and under MUST be accompanied by an adult.
    Participants:
    10 to 20
  • Free Little Art Gallery: Make Art, Leave Art, Take Art!

    Free Little Art Gallery: Make Art, Leave Art, Take Art!

    The Free Little Art Gallery (FLAG) is a free miniature art gallery modeled after the Free Little Library. Visitors can bring artwork to leave on display, take artwork that inspires them, or just come enjoy what’s on display in the gallery. The FLAG is not only for the display of…

    Ages:
    All
    Participants:
    Three to five people to start
  • Hair Art Masterclass

    Hair Art Masterclass

    Gather neighbors for a fun, three-hour event with hair artist Marlee Coles. Explore hair as a creative medium and celebrate the rich hair history of our community. Using hair extensions, braiding hair, and weave bundles in various textures and colors, participants will collaboratively create works of art. Whether experienced in…

    Ages:
    Adults and youth ages 13 and up.
    Participants:
    Eight to 20
  • Ignite Your Light: The Candle Pouring Workshop You Never Knew You Needed!

    Ignite Your Light: The Candle Pouring Workshop You Never Knew You Needed!

    In this 90-minute workshop, Roanoke creative, mental-health professional, and candlemaker Danielle Austin-Johnson will teach the basics of natural soy candle making. Through this interactive course, participants will connect with neighbors, applying the symbolism of mindfulness techniques, cognitive reframing and the importance of positive self-talk. The focus will be on pouring…

    Ages:
    All
    Participants:
    10 to 20
  • Kindness Stones

    Kindness Stones

    Our young people need to know we love them; they need encouragement. In this 90-minute engagement, artist Jane Gabrielle will guide parents, grandparents, and neighbor groups in painting small stones with encouraging words. Peacemaker, Believer, Resilience, Wisdom, Royalty, Love, Builder. Each session will begin with a mindfulness practice that centers…

    Ages:
    All
    Participants:
    Five to 50
  • Mandala Making: Moving Through Emotions One Flowerpiece at a Time

    Mandala Making: Moving Through Emotions One Flowerpiece at a Time

    In this 60- to 90-minute session, longtime social worker and artist Misty Dawn will teach a small lesson and engage neighbors in a collaborative activity. Participants will learn about the symbolism of shapes, mandalas, and how we process emotions. Together, the group will discuss the variety of seasonal materials used…

    Ages:
    All
    Participants:
    Three to 20