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May 2019

Craft Happy Hour Embroidered Cards with Gutwrench Press

/// May 7, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Let's embellish old photos with colorful thread! Participants will learn the basics of embroidering on paper and then use what they've learned to enhance old photos and postcards! You will go home with at least one card and we will discuss ways to mail your creation! Join us at the O for drinks and crafts! $20 for members, $25 for non-members. /// Image courtesy of Gutwrench Press

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June 2019

Craft Happy Hour Flipbooks with Yuka Petz

/// June 25, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join Yuka Petz as she teaches participants how to create flipbooks in this fun workshop celebrating the Courtney Egan: Virtual Idylls exhibition at the Ogden Museum. Join us at the O for drinks and crafts! $20 for members, $25 for non-members. /// Photo courtesy of Yuka Petz

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July 2019

Craft Happy Hour Japanese Paper Making with Elizabeth Boyne

/// July 2, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Learn how to make Japanese paper with book artist, Elizabeth Boyne! Japanese paper, or washi, may look delicate; however it’s long fibers make a strong paper that’s often used in art making, art conservation, and can even be made into clothing. At this workshop we’ll learn the traditional method of Japanese papermaking from start to finish, and you’ll have a sheet of your own to take home. $20 for members, $25 for non-members.

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August 2019

Craft Happy Hour Plastic Bag Rope Making with Brett Gardner

/// August 27, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Learn to make strong, useful and decorative rope from plastic bags!

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September 2019

Craft Happy Hour Minimalist & Maximalist Collage with Ella Campbell

/// September 24, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for another fun edition of Craft Happy Hour with Ella Campbell as she leads participants in the art of collage! Attendees will create a multilayer 8” x 10” original work, featuring a geometric collaged silhouette. Layered beneath the silhouette, participants are encouraged to experiment with magazine cuttings, book pages and other paper goods. Supplies will be provided, and participants will be able to choose from over 30 available silhouettes such as animals, gemstones, plants and more. Participants may…

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October 2019

Craft Happy Hour Halloween Makeup with Ingrid Victoria

/// October 15, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Professional makeup artist Ingrid Victoria will be sharing her skill set to teach beginner and intermediate level Halloween enthusiasts how to create a simple yet effective vampire look. And for those more interested in gruesome looks, she will show you how to create a ripped-up skin effect using liquid latex which you can add to any zombie or creature look. In this class, Ingrid will go in-depth on teaching you the correct order in which to build layers to add…

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November 2019

Craft Happy Hour Silicone Mold and Plaster Casting with Carlie Trosclair

/// November 5, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for an evening with Carlie Trosclair, one of the artists selected to participate in the 2019 edition of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art's Louisiana Contemporary exhibition, presented by The Helis Foundation. In this workshop you will learn a combination of basic mold making techniques to design your own decorative planter. We will use silicone to create molds of imagery, textures and patterns. The silicone embellishments will be added into the planter mold and cast in plaster, creating unique…

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December 2019

Craft Happy Hour Indigo Dyeing and Shibori Techniques with Aaron Sanders Head

/// December 10, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join Alabama artist Aaron Sanders Head for an evening of exploring indigo and shibori. Participants will learn to dye fabric with a plant-based indigo vat and learn to create natural blue tones on fabric. Participants will then learn shibori techniques, with a focus on Kumo (twist resist) and Itajime (shape resist), to create patterns on fabric. Participants will leave with dyed fabric and a shibori-dyed wall-hanging. All necessary materials will be provided, and participants are encouraged to bring their own small, natural fiber items…

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January 2020

Craft Happy Hour Watercolor Techniques with Frances Rodriguez

/// January 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Get friendly with your watercolors, and enjoy the meditative power of painting! This workshop will offer tips on brushwork, composition and color theory basics. Participants will be guided in several small studies and a larger piece, emphasizing the relaxing nature of watercolors. $20 members; $25 non-members.

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