YOUR Creative Project
August 28, 9:00am - 10:00am EDT. Hosted at CMAVL | Zoom
part of a series on Stress
Founded in 1996, the Center for Craft (formerly The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design) is the leading organization in the United States identifying and convening craft makers, curators, and researchers, and matching them with resources, tools, and networks to advance their careers. Over the years, the Center has become a vital community resource, serving thousands of visitors annually. As a national 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the field of craft, the Center administers more than $300,000 in grants to those working in the craft field. www.centerforcraft.org.
As the only dedicated liberal arts institution in the University of North Carolina system, UNC Asheville kindles learning by offering students an intellectually rigorous education that builds critical thinking and workforce skills to last a lifetime. Small class size, award-winning faculty and a nationally acclaimed undergraduate research program foster innovation as well as recognition.
BLUE SPIRAL 1 presents work by exceptional artists and object makers in a light-filled, 15,000 square-foot gallery spans three floors connected by an open stairway in the heart of downtown Asheville. This spacious setting allows Blue Spiral 1 to offer considerable diversity, affording accessibility to various tastes and aesthetics.
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We design all of our products together and screen print everything in house. We spent 2015 and 2016 taking our 1987 turquoise renovated short bus to outdoor craft shows and sharing our products with people from all over the globe. In 2017 we opened up a brick and mortar store in a gorgeous old photography studio in downtown Asheville, NC and hired a team! So happy to have moved the screen printing set up out of our kitchens we are now looking forward and we are so excited to expand the company, keep creating and making great quality products that bring smiles to people far and wide…
We’re Celebrating Our 4th Birthday with a CREATIVE Power Hour!
We know that exercising our creative muscles is one of the very best ways to combat stress. So let’s give each other the birthday gift of TIME - together - to tap into our collective creative spirit.
Bring your creative project to work on. We’ll kick things off on Friday morning with some special guests and birthday shenanigans. And then for the remainder of the hour, we’ll play some tunes while you - literally - make something of your time. You’ll be invited to turn your camera off, or leave it on! We’ll each be working on our own creative project, but in virtual community with each other.
And then the very last thing to cap off the morning, you can opt to join a Virtual Coffee Line to share what you’re working on with a small group of other creatives. Show off your creative labor!
If you need some ideas, you could bring:
*Your art journal + favorite drawing implements *That letter you’ve been meaning to write to a friend (or future version of yourself) *Some cardboard and a utility knife; make a robot! *Your latest knitting project *A piece of art to send as a birthday gift or token of gratitude *A poem that’s been floating around in your head and begging to be put on paper *A photo of a loved one: practice your blind contour drawing skills (no peeking at your paper!) *A still life of objects from around the house; refresh your memory of what it’s like to draw what you see (not what you think you see…) *A blueprint for bringing your creative project to life *A work in progress or a new project *One of a million other things!