Block Printing Patterns

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Join Solstice Handmade to learn the basics of block printing! We will cover carving techniques and composition strategy to make and print bold repeating patterns. 

Paper for test prints and a bandana to print and take home are provided, as well as all the tools you need and a 4" square block to carve

Feel free to bring your own paper or material to print on!

tickets available here

Copy of Cyanotype: A Study In Light

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Tickets available here

Explore the science and art of cyanotypes, a photographic printing process involving the use of chemicals and exposure to light to reveal stunning blue and white imagery. We’ll explore producing cyanotypes on paper and fabric with natural and artificial items and light. Students will leave with a comprehensive book full of samples and have plenty of time to play around with the endless possibilities of cyanotype.

Macrame 101

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In this beginners macrame class you will learn everything you need to start a project. I’ll teach you at least three techniques that are in all projects and how to manipulate them to look different each time. By end of the class you will have a finished wall hanging. All materials will be included.

Tickets available here

Intro to Screen Printing

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tickets available here

Learn the basics of screen printing with Solstice Handmade

Participants will explore composition and color layering using pre-burned screens of flowers, leaves, roots, and abstract shapes. Each will create a series of 5 unique posters on 11x14" chipboard to take home. 

Feel free to bring your own material to print on!

Those interested in learning more about screen printing will be invited to register for Screen Printing 2, where each participant will leave with their own screen burned with their own unique design and all the knowledge you need to continue screen printing at home.

Intro to Painting: 4 Series

Intro to Painting: 4 Series

Dive into the basics behind painting in this four week series!

Students will receive:
Classroom training and experimentation time
Weekly printed materials discussing techniques, definitions and little "helpful hints"
A finished piece of art at the end of each class 

Week One: Color Theory, History of Painting, Basics on painting 

Week Two: Watercolor

Week Three: Acrylic

Week Four: Oil

Once you are enrolled I will send you a questionnaire so I can understand what you would really like to learn through this course. 

Feel free to bring snacks and drinks!

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Open Life Drawing

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Looking to unwind after a long day? Drop in and draw with us!

Where? Lions & Rabbits gallery on Wednesdays! Beginners and professional artists alike are welcome to join. This isn't a formal class and you can bring any medium of your choosing.

Our model will pose in a series of short (30 sec - 2 mins) gestures to start, then continue with longer poses (15- 20 mins) so that everyone can focus in. Music will be provided.

tickets available here

Dr. Sketchy's Drink & Draw

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Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School Grand Rapids is GR's ORIGINAL drink and draw event. But, unlike other events, Dr. Sketchy's stars exciting entertainers, notable figure models, art weirdos and local celebrities clad in fabulous costuming. Artists can enjoy wacky mini contests, prizes, music and antics. Plus, hilarious hosts guide you through the evening making this much more than a networking sketch session.

$8 Advanced
$10 Doors
BOYArt Supplies & NOW BYOB! (for 21+ patrons)

TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE

Intro to Painting: 4 Series

Intro to Painting: 4 Series

Dive into the basics behind painting in this four week series!

Students will receive:
Classroom training and experimentation time
Weekly printed materials discussing techniques, definitions and little "helpful hints"
A finished piece of art at the end of each class 

Week One: Color Theory, History of Painting, Basics on painting 

Week Two: Watercolor

Week Three: Acrylic

Week Four: Oil

Once you are enrolled I will send you a questionnaire so I can understand what you would really like to learn through this course. 

Feel free to bring snacks and drinks!

 



Beaded Fringe Earring Workshop

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Learn to make your own fringe beaded earrings. All supplies included, pick gold or silver components. Step by step guided instructions and multiple design options. Many bead colors to choose from.

Tickets Available Here

 Intro to Painting: 4 Series

Intro to Painting: 4 Series

Dive into the basics behind painting in this four week series!

Students will receive:
Classroom training and experimentation time
Weekly printed materials discussing techniques, definitions and little "helpful hints"
A finished piece of art at the end of each class 

Week One: Color Theory, History of Painting, Basics on painting 

Week Two: Watercolor

Week Three: Acrylic

Week Four: Oil

Once you are enrolled I will send you a questionnaire so I can understand what you would really like to learn through this course. 

Feel free to bring snacks and drinks!

 



Intro to Screen Printing

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tickets available here

Learn the basics of screen printing with Solstice Handmade

Participants will explore composition and color layering using pre-burned screens of flowers, leaves, roots, and abstract shapes. Each will create a series of 5 unique posters on 11x14" chipboard to take home. 

Feel free to bring your own material to print on!

Those interested in learning more about screen printing will be invited to register for Screen Printing 2, where each participant will leave with their own screen burned with their own unique design and all the knowledge you need to continue screen printing at home.