Esse Purse Museum: Remembrances
Feb
19
to May 5

Esse Purse Museum: Remembrances

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New exhibit to recognize museum donors, their remembrances.

ESSE Purse Museum’s new exhibit celebrates – and thanks – the many patrons who have donated beloved items to the museum’s eclectic collection.
“Remembrances: History seen through entrusted objects” opens Tuesday, Feb. 19, and runs through May 5.

A special evening reception Thursday, March 14, from 5:30-7:30 will add a festive touch to the exhibit’s run.

Though too many people have donated belongings to show something from each one, “Remembrances” highlights the variety of donations, featuring purses, their contents, hats, shoes, paper dolls, photographs, sewing kits and more. Some items date to the late 1800s.

Although some things are donated by their owners, most are given by family members to honor a loved one’s memory. All items help create a tangible history of women.

ESSE Purse Museum & Store is located at 1510 Main St. in Little Rock. Call (501) 916-9022 for ticket information, questions about groups, or directions. ESSE is open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday

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Happy Dragon In Needle-Felted Wool 2-Day Workshop
May
18
10:30 AM10:30

Happy Dragon In Needle-Felted Wool 2-Day Workshop

Join us for the next step in our needle-felted wool magical dragon-making quest! Debbie Diener of Whispering Wool leads this more in-depth 2-day workshop. This young dragon is growing into his wet-felted wings AND his horns and tusks! A fun follow-up to any beginner needle-felting class, this workshop includes wet-felting techniques, a simple wire armature, and form-building. Small details such as horns, eyes, and a contented smile give him endearing personality. Once you have learned these felting techniques, you’ll be on your way to making so many creations of your own! Materials fee covers a felting needle and pad and enough wool for your approximately 8-inch tall dragon. Debbie will have a selection of wool for purchase so you can make more at home! Age 14+, please.
We will have a one-hour brown-bag lunch break on Saturday.

Saturday May 18, 2019, 10:30 AM-4:30 PM AND
Sunday May 19, 2019, 1:00 PM-4:00 PM

Class fee is $75. A materials fee of $30 will be due to teacher at time of class.

Spaces are limited; online registration & payment are required to reserve your spot.

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Happy Dragon In Needle-Felted Wool 2-Day Workshop
May
19
1:00 PM13:00

Happy Dragon In Needle-Felted Wool 2-Day Workshop

Join us for the next step in our needle-felted wool magical dragon-making quest! Debbie Diener of Whispering Wool leads this more in-depth 2-day workshop. This young dragon is growing into his wet-felted wings AND his horns and tusks! A fun follow-up to any beginner needle-felting class, this workshop includes wet-felting techniques, a simple wire armature, and form-building. Small details such as horns, eyes, and a contented smile give him endearing personality. Once you have learned these felting techniques, you’ll be on your way to making so many creations of your own! Materials fee covers a felting needle and pad and enough wool for your approximately 8-inch tall dragon. Debbie will have a selection of wool for purchase so you can make more at home! Age 14+, please.
We will have a one-hour brown-bag lunch break on Saturday.

Saturday May 18, 2019, 10:30 AM-4:30 PM AND
Sunday May 19, 2019, 1:00 PM-4:00 PM

Class fee is $75. A materials fee of $30 will be due to teacher at time of class.

Spaces are limited; online registration & payment are required to reserve your spot.

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Macrame Plant Hanger With Hannah
Apr
18
6:00 PM18:00

Macrame Plant Hanger With Hannah

Hannah of Strands Textiles is back to teach this sweet little macramé plant hanger! Whether or not you have macramé experience, this class is for you. Learn some traditional knots with a new twist on this modernized classic. Materials fee covers twisted cotton cord, wooden hanging hoop, a pastel ceramic pot and a pothos plant. You’ll leave with a finished piece and the skills to make more!

Thursday April 17, 2019, 6:00 PM-8:00 PM

Class fee is $35.00. A materials fee of $15.00 will be due to teacher at time of class.

Spaces are limited; online registration & payment are required to reserve your spot.

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Sustainable Wardrobe Workshop
Apr
14
11:00 AM11:00

Sustainable Wardrobe Workshop

The idea of slow fashion can often seem inaccessible, unaffordable, or simply too time consuming for everyday life, but this workshop will teach basic, easily adaptable skills to create a sustainable wardrobe without having to purchase any additional clothing.

Students are encouraged to bring 3 well-loved, favorite garments in need of a little sprucing. The garments can range from a worn, older sweatshirt, to a more formal dress with an unfortunate stain, to a favorite pair of jeans with lovely worn knees. Think natural fibers such as linen, cotton, rayon and silk. These should be garments that bring you joy and that you want to continue living with.

We’ll begin the day exploring the world of plant-based dyes. Using indigo and learning about other dyes like black walnut, avocado and osage wood, participants will learn techniques for using plant-based dyes to give a new life to old garments. Participants will dye fabrics to use as mending materials, and learn how to make dyes at home with easily accessible materials. Participants will also explore the world of meditative, slow stitching. This includes stitching for embellishment, beading, couching, and sashiko stitching for mending and reinforcing weak stress points in garments. Students will learn which mending and reinforcement techniques work for different people, and how to make clothing work for you in your every day life. Participants will begin to see their clothing as an extension of their body, and something that can grow and change, rather than having to purchase new clothing.

It is our hope that participants leave with a different viewpoint regarding fast fashion and consumerism when it comes to clothing, and will feel empowered with a skillset to continue their slow fashion at home in a sustainable, affordable way. Using their 3 renewed garments as a roadmap, this workshop aims to plant the seed for a lifestyle shift, and a wonderful journey of slow fashion for participants.

Sunday April 14, 2019, 11:00 AM-4:00 PM

Class fee is $100. A materials fee of $25 will be due to teacher at time of class.

Spaces are limited; online registration & payment are required to reserve your spot.

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Exploring Indigo Dyeing And Shibori
Apr
13
11:00 AM11:00

Exploring Indigo Dyeing And Shibori

Join us for exploration of Indigo and Shibori with returning Nashville-based artist, Aaron Head of @aaronsandershead!

Participants will learn basics of dyeing with an organic indigo vat, along with various approaches to shibori resist dyeing. Aaron will focus on Itajime (shape resist) and Kumo (twist resist) techniques, as well as more experimental techniques. Materials fee covers items listed below; participants are encouraged to bring their own small, natural fiber items to dye if time allows. Students will leave with dyed cotton fabric, dyed goods from home, and a handout detailing the dye process.

Detailed Description:
• Learn to dye natural fiber goods in a plant-derived indigo vat.
• Learn basics of Itajime (shape resist) and Kumo (twist resist) shibori dyeing, along with other shibori techniques.

Materials fee covers:
• A yard of cotton for experimentation.
• Supplies for shibori.
• Students are encouraged to bring small goods to dye. Cellulose fibers (cotton, linen, rayon, ramie) accept color best. Vintage linens, pillow cases, dishtowels and clothing are good choices. Pre-wash in hot water and dry before the workshop.
• Wear old clothing and shoes that can be stained. The dye will splash!

Saturday April 13, 2019, 11:00 AM-4:00 PM

Class fee is $95. A materials fee of $25 will be due to teacher at time of class.

Spaces are limited; online registration & payment are required to reserve your spot.

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Let's Pour Some Paint
Apr
10
6:00 PM18:00

Let's Pour Some Paint

DON'T MIND THE MESS we are having a Paint Pour!!
Start your wall of creations with your first (or next!) paint pour canvas.
Reinvented Vintage is going to be hosting this FUN PACKED Paint Pour instructed by Renee of 2chattychicks on April 10th.
This is a fun, interactive paint pouring class with NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!
This time we aren't getting our brushes wet but we are going to awaken your creative spirit so that you can say I MADE THIS.
Each student will get an 11” x14” canvas, paints and all other materials required to create one pour painting in class... Please come dressed to play in paint. Class fee is $65.
Your canvas needs to fully set up and dry, so students will need to come back the next day to pick up your painting.

DON'T MIND THE MESS we are having a Paint Pour!!
Start your wall of creations with your first (or next!) paint pour canvas.
Reinvented Vintage is going to be hosting this FUN PACKED Paint Pour instructed by Renee of 2chattychicks on April 10th.
This is a fun, interactive paint pouring class with NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!
This time we aren't getting our brushes wet but we are going to awaken your creative spirit so that you can say I MADE THIS.
Each student will get an 11” x14” canvas, paints and all other materials required to create one pour painting in class... Please come dressed to play in paint. Class fee is $65.
Your canvas needs to fully set up and dry, so students will need to come back the next day to pick up your painting.

Must pre-register by contacting Reinvented Vintage at 501-350-4769. This is to reserve your spot for us to fully be prepared for class. We appreciate it.
Cancelation policy: Price is non-refundable and only will apply to the next available class if notified 48 hours in advance.

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Daddy’s Closet: Upcycling Menswear For Young Children With Faith Emily White
Apr
7
1:00 PM13:00

Daddy’s Closet: Upcycling Menswear For Young Children With Faith Emily White

Join the slow fashion movement and learn how to upcycle an adult-sized button down shirt into an outfit for a boy or girl, 0-5T. Faith of @smileshaveteeth has an infectious creativity that will inspire you! Make a shirt with matching shorts, a dress with matching headband, or a baby romper with matching pacifier clip or headband. This is a really fun and easy project for those who would like to dust off that sewing machine and get to upcycling! No patterns are necessary, Faith will bring a variety of sizes to gauge your project by. Make your own child or a niece, nephew or grandchild a special and unique outfit during nap time! (Theirs, not yours!)

Materials fee covers pre-loved shirt, thread, elastic, use of sewing machine and other necessities.

Sunday April 7, 2019, 1:00 PM-3:00 PM

Class fee is $25. A materials fee of $10 will be due to teacher at time of class.

Spaces are limited; online registration & payment are required to reserve your spot.

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Crosses with Redeemed Home Goods
Apr
6
10:00 AM10:00

Crosses with Redeemed Home Goods

Sarah of Redeemed Home Goods will lead us in painting these gorgeous crosses. Sarah's textured style of painting make unique pieces that are fun to create and display. Great to leave up all year round or give as a gift!
Call 501.350.4769 to register. $50 class fee covers all materials and supplies. Aprons provided, but we suggest painting clothes just in case.
Class participants will recieve 10% off any regular priced purchases on the day of the class at Reinvented Vintage. Some exclusions apply.

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SoMa After Dark
Apr
5
5:00 PM17:00

SoMa After Dark

The businesses of SoMa would like to invite you to bring your friends and families down the first Friday each month to celebrate our diverse community. Please see our event on Facebook for further details. ( https://www.facebook.com/events/736232556770302/ )

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Pig Painting with Stacy Spangler
Apr
4
5:30 PM17:30

Pig Painting with Stacy Spangler

Join us for a fun evening of painting with Arkansas artist Stacy Spangler! Make a ladies night of it. :D Explore mixed media as we paint pigs on a 12x12 textured canvas. With over 10 years of teaching experience, Stacy will teach her painting techniques and tips for painting a pig in her colorful, whimsical style. All supplies provided.

Some snacks and drinks provided, but feel free to bring your own as well! We have aprons, but we recommend wearing clothes you don't mind getting paint on.

Come a little early or stay a little late and take 10% off any retail purchases from Reinvented Vintage the day of the class!

Adult workshop-18 spots available. $60 workshop fee covers all materials and supplies. Pre-Registration is required. Minimum of 6 participants. Class fee is non-refundable unless space is able to be filled. Call 501-350-4769 to register.

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Think Spring an evening creating with Chalk Couture
Apr
3
6:00 PM18:00

Think Spring an evening creating with Chalk Couture

A fun new sign making class where we will create beautiful signs using Chalk Couture Silkscreen Transfers with Chalkology Chalk Paste. We will simply be placing, pasting and peeling! Chalk Paste goes on wet and dries hard, no smearing. This isn't regular chalk!

Absolutely NO experience or crafting ability needed.

This is a fun, simple and super easy way to make home decor in just minutes. All supplies provided, just wear painting clothes!

Class fee is $55 and covers one large design and one mini design. Additional pieces available for a fee.

Must pre-register by contacting Reinvented Vintage at 501-350-4769. This is to reserve your spot for us to fully be prepared for class. We appreciate it.

Cancelation policy: Price is non-refundable and only will apply to the next available class if notified 48 hours in advance.

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Intro To Fine Silver Clay With Marianne Hennigar
Mar
31
1:00 PM13:00

Intro To Fine Silver Clay With Marianne Hennigar

In this beginner-level class, Marianne H. Hennigar introduces basic skills for creating unique wearable treasures in fine silver clay. Students will create small items suitable for earrings, pendants and charms. Marianne will also demo basic findings assembly, so your pieces are ready to wear as soon as they are fired. $40 materials fee includes 16 grams of fine silver (price may vary with market value of fine metals), fine silver wire, double storage container, kiln firing and polishing your work. No experience necessary. Age 14 +, please.

Optional supplies will be available for purchase from Marianne.

Sunday, March 31, 2019, 1:00 PM-3:00 PM

Class fee is $67. A materials fee of $$40 will be due to teacher at time of class.

Spaces are limited; online registration & payment are required to reserve your spot.

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Brush Lettering 201 With Amy Davis
Mar
23
1:00 PM13:00

Brush Lettering 201 With Amy Davis

Note: This is an intermediate class. You must know cursive and have some brush lettering experience to participate.

Take the next step in your creative journey with Brush Lettering 201!  In this follow-up to Brush Lettering 101, Amy will teach shading, joining letters, bouncing and basic composition.
Bring your pens and paper from the starter kit you purchased in the 101 class or any brush pens you like. Your $20 materials fee gets you a brush pen to use for shading and paper for class practice. Amy may even pop in an extra surprise! Bring your favorite quote, saying, etc. to use in learning composition. Age 13+ please.

Saturday March 23, 2019 1:00 PM-4:00 PM

Class fee is $75. A materials fee of $20 will be due to teacher at time of class.

Spaces are limited; online registration & payment are required to reserve your spot.

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Sleeping Baby Dragon In Needle-Felted Wool
Mar
16
10:30 AM10:30

Sleeping Baby Dragon In Needle-Felted Wool

Did you know you can make magic out of wool? Debbie Diener of Whispering Wool shows us how in this fun beginner to intermediate needle-felting class! Make this magical sleeping baby dragon while learning all kinds of techniques to get you started on your needle-felting journey. Starting with a pipe cleaner as an armature, you’ll learn to wrap and build form, create legs and wings, and add adorable little details to breathe life into your baby dragon. He may fit in the palm of your hand, but he’s dreaming of growing into his wings! Materials fee covers a felting needle and pad and enough wool for your project. Debbie will have a selection of wool for purchase so you can make more at home! Age 14+, please. Bring a sack lunch for the half-hour lunch break!

Saturday March 16, 2019, 10:30 AM-2:30 PM

Class fee is $40. A materials fee of $10 will be due to teacher at time of class.

Spaces are limited; online registration & payment are required to reserve your spot.

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Mini Weaving: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!
Mar
10
3:00 PM15:00

Mini Weaving: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!

Join Cassy of @CassyLeeArt for this fun mini weaving class! Cassy teaches how to make an upcycled loom out of cardboard you’ll get to take home to reuse. Learn basic techniques and choose from an array of thrifted yarns to create and complete your own adorable weaving. Small weavings make great gifts, wall-hangings, or even jewelry.
This is a super-fun project for fans of recycling! Save the planet one weaving at a time! Age 10+, please.

Feel free to bring yarns and thin ribbons you may have on hand.

Sunday March 10, 2019, 3:00 PM-5:00 PM

Class fee is $25. A materials fee of $5 will be due to teacher at time of class.

Spaces are limited; online registration & payment are required to reserve your spot.

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Beginner Knitting With Sam
Mar
9
10:30 AM10:30

Beginner Knitting With Sam

Here’s the class you’ve been waiting for! Sam Stadter, certified knitting instructor with Craft Yarn Council, teaches this introductory class for total beginners. Over the course of two sessions, Sam will cover basic knitting stitches and techniques. By the end of the class, students will complete their own classic scarf or cowl! Materials fee will cover 3 skeins of wool in white, black, grey, beige, purple, or red (enough to make your project), 1 pair of knitting needles, and 1 darning needle. Age 7+, please.

Registration by 2/25 is required.

Saturday, March 9, 10:30 AM-12 PM

Class fee is $60. A materials fee of $30 will be due to teacher at time of class.

Spaces are limited; online registration & payment are required to reserve your spot.

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Macrame Plant Hanger With Hannah
Mar
7
6:00 PM18:00

Macrame Plant Hanger With Hannah

Hannah of Strands Textiles is back to teach this sweet little macramé plant hanger! Whether or not you have macramé experience, this class is for you. Learn some traditional knots with a new twist on this modernized classic. Materials fee covers twisted cotton cord, wooden hanging hoop, a pastel ceramic pot and a pothos plant. You’ll leave with a finished piece and the skills to make more!

Thursday March 7, 2019, 6:00 PM-7:30 PM

Class fee is $35.00. A materials fee of $15.00 will be due to teacher at time of class.

Spaces are limited; online registration & payment are required to reserve your spot.

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SoMardi Gras 2019: Over the Rainbow
Mar
2
12:00 PM12:00

SoMardi Gras 2019: Over the Rainbow

Laissez les bons temps rouler! The SoMardi Gras Parade is back again in 2019.

The SoMardi Gras Parade will take place on Saturday, March 2nd at 12 p.m. The Parade route is along South Main From 24th Street to 12th Street. We are offering cash prizes again this year: $500 for 1rst, $250 for second; $100 for third and $100 prize for the most creative “Over the Rainbow”. The “Over the Rainbow” Category is in reference to SoMa Little Rock’s new signature drinks which will be featured on parade day at our local restaurants. The “Tornado” will be an alcoholic beverage and the “Twister” a non-alcoholic version. Wondering if Dorothy and Toto might make an appearance? All of our businesses will be getting into the SoMardi Gras Spirit with specials and fun things going on in our stores and restaurants! Tune into our Facebook Page for more updates. This is a family-friendly event so please come out and SoMardi Gras in SoMa. For more information, contact Hillis Schild 501.412.3768.

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Beginner Knitting With Sam
Mar
2
10:30 AM10:30

Beginner Knitting With Sam

Here’s the class you’ve been waiting for! Sam Stadter, certified knitting instructor with Craft Yarn Council, teaches this introductory class for total beginners. Over the course of two sessions, Sam will cover basic knitting stitches and techniques. By the end of the class, students will complete their own classic scarf or cowl! Materials fee will cover 3 skeins of wool in white, black, grey, beige, purple, or red (enough to make your project), 1 pair of knitting needles, and 1 darning needle. Age 7+, please.

Registration by 2/25 is required.

Saturday, March 2, 10:30 AM-12 PM AND
Saturday, March 9, 10:30 AM-12 PM

Class fee is $60. A materials fee of $30 will be due to teacher at time of class.

Spaces are limited; online registration & payment are required to reserve your spot.

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Needle-Felted Wool Mini Bear Rug
Feb
23
10:30 AM10:30

Needle-Felted Wool Mini Bear Rug

n this needle-felting class, Debbie of Whispering Wool will teach participants how to make an adorable mini bear rug designed by Felting Farmer Lady; no hunting required! Wouldn’t he make a great centerpiece or a wonderful gift? Students will learn to build the form and fashion the head, adding details for personality. The most fun part will be adding the curly locks to create the pelt! Start the pelt in class and finish at home. Debbie will have an assortment of beautiful natural locks from which to choose. Can you even bear the cuteness? No felting experience necessary. Age 14+, please.
Bring a sack lunch and beverage to have during the ½ hour break.

Materials includes a specially barbed needle, felting surface, felt, wools and curly locks.

Saturday, February 23, 10:30 AM-4:00 PM

Class fee is $45. A materials fee of $50 will be due to teacher at time of class.

Spaces are limited; online registration & payment are required to reserve your spot.

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Metallic Leafing Applications 101
Feb
21
5:45 AM05:45

Metallic Leafing Applications 101

The use of metal leaf to enhance surfaces has been around for centuries, adding a touch of luxury or even whimsy! During this informative, hands-on class with Dondi Warren of @dondididit, we will explore materials and methods for metal leafing applications including fundamental techniques and a few selected effects! Bring with you a spirit of creative adventure and leave with samples for future project inspiration! When you decide to learn more, look for the 201 class to follow!
Materials fee covers a supply kit containing metallic leaf, undercoat, gilding glue, topcoat, brushes, reference sheet, and various surfaces. Additional gilding supplies available for purchase at South Main Creative. Age 12+, please.

Thursday February 21, 2019, 5:45 PM-7:45 PM

Class fee is $40. A materials fee of $30 will be due to teacher at time of class.

Spaces are limited; online registration & payment are required to reserve your spot.

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Brush Lettering 101 With Amy Davis
Feb
16
1:00 PM13:00

Brush Lettering 101 With Amy Davis

In this beginner class, Amy Davis of @aboutthatink teaches the basics of modern brush calligraphy. You will become familiar with different tools of the trade, hand holds, paper matters, and drills as well as the alphabet. Your materials fee gets you supplies for class use and some of Amy’s favorites to keep you going. No experience necessary! Even if you think your handwriting is so bad you could never learn brush calligraphy, Amy promises with practice you CAN learn! Expect a super fun and relaxed environment.
Must know cursive. Age 12+, please.

Saturday, February 16, 2019, 1:00 PM-4:00 PM

Class fee is $75. A materials fee of $30 will be due to teacher at time of class.

Spaces are limited; online registration & payment are required to reserve your spot.

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Valentine Leather Cuff Bracelet With Sparklythangs
Feb
9
10:30 AM10:30

Valentine Leather Cuff Bracelet With Sparklythangs

Cuff Love! Join Ann Clements of Sparklythangs to make your own Valentine-themed embellished leather cuff bracelet. Students will learn to paint leather with metallic wax, and how to “stitch” and adhere central medallion. Students will also learn to attach decorative rivets and snaps. Use these skills in your future cuff-making adventures! Materials fee includes cuff-length strip of vintage leather belt, rivets and snaps, use of supplied tools and paints, and choice of center focal heart piece. Students are also welcome to bring a focal piece of their own (for example, a vintage brooch) that measures no more than one and one-half inches. (And expect a fun snack provided by Ann!)

Saturday February 9, 2019, 10:30 AM-12:30 PM

Class fee is $25. A materials fee of $20 will be due to teacher at time of class.

Spaces are limited; online registration & payment are required to reserve your spot.

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Mini Weaving: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!
Feb
3
3:30 PM15:30

Mini Weaving: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!

Join Cassy of @CassyLeeArt for this fun mini weaving class! Cassy teaches how to make an upcycled loom out of cardboard you’ll get to take home to reuse. Learn basic techniques and choose from an array of thrifted yarns to create and complete your own adorable weaving. Small weavings make great gifts, wall-hangings, or even jewelry.
This is a super-fun project for fans of recycling! Save the planet one weaving at a time!

Feel free to bring yarns and thin ribbons you may have on hand.

Sunday February 3, 2019, 3:30 PM-5:00 PM

Class fee is $25. A materials fee of $5 will be due to teacher at time of class.

Spaces are limited; online registration & payment are required to reserve your spot.

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Henna Body Art: Introduction
Jan
27
1:00 PM13:00

Henna Body Art: Introduction

Interested in learning about henna, how it is used, how to mix it and apply it to the skin? Then don’t miss this class taught by Amy of www.bestowinghenna.com.

Henna, or Mehndi, as a form of body adornment, has been practiced for hundreds of years to dye hair, nails and skin. Almost every religion and culture have used some form of it in their traditions at one time or another. Now henna is being enjoyed across the world for many reasons, including for the pure beauty and joy it brings!

In this class you will learn:
– about the henna plant
– how to mix your own henna paste
– henna applicators
– sealing the henna and stain development
– safety of henna and black henna

Each student will leave with a design applied by Amy and a henna cone!

Sunday January 27, 1-3:30 PM

Class cost is $44. A materials fee of $10 will be due to teacher at time of class. Spaces are limited, registration is required by 1/20 at 12 PM to allow Amy time to prepare henna. 

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We Need A Little Vintage! Ornament With Sparklythangs
Dec
4
5:30 PM17:30

We Need A Little Vintage! Ornament With Sparklythangs

Add a little vintage to your Christmas tree! Learn to make upcycled ornaments using your own family keepsakes such as earrings, buttons, lace, ribbon, even paper ephemera! Taught by Ann Clements of Sparklythangs, participants will learn various basic assembly techniques such as punching, wiring, and drilling (including Dremel use) and how to instantly age metal. Bring your old buttons, small jewelry/rhinestone pieces, old Christmas cards, vintage ribbons and ephemera (small photocopies if you don’t want to glue something special). We will also have a selection of affordable vintage items available for purchase. Tart tins, jewelry wire, chandelier crystals and use of tools are included in the materials fee.
Snacks and beverages will be provided!

Tuesday December 4, 2018, 5:30 PM-7:30 PM

Class fee is $25. A materials fee of $10 will be due to teacher at time of class.

Spaces are limited; online registration & payment are required to reserve your spot.

BOOKINGS

Online registrations are not available for this class.

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Shop Small, Shop SoMa on Small Business Saturday
Nov
24
12:00 AM00:00

Shop Small, Shop SoMa on Small Business Saturday

Do you want to avoid the big box stores and actually enjoy your holiday shopping this year? Join us in SoMa, Main Street South of 630, on Saturday, November 24, 2018 for a day of fun activities, great shopping, and the best food and drinks in Little Rock. There’s no better place than SoMa to pick up a thoughtful gift for your friends and family. SoMa offers fun for people of all ages! We’re walkable, bike-friendly, and many shops welcome four legged shoppers, too! If you want to show your out of town guests a neighborhood like no other, bring them to SoMa. Highlights include:

  • Raduno Brick Oven and Barroom’s Local Yokel will celebrate small growers like Arkansas Natural Produce. Visitors can taste a local brew and the Local Yokel Pizza which features a shitake and cremini mushrooms, local arugula, red onions, roast chicken, mozzarella and truffle oil.

  • The Green Corner Store and Tearoom will kick off Small Business Saturday at 10 a.m. with complimentary vegan and/or gluten-free mini muffins from the Dandy Line Bakery and free breakfast tea. From 12 p.m. until 2 p.m. free samples of Creole Connections’ delicious pralines will be available. Discounts and special door prizes will also be part of the celebration.

  • Esse Purse Museum is having a Trunk Show featuring Sallye Mann’s Jewelry. The museum store will be offering a 20% discount all day (excludes, vintage, trunk show and already discounted jewelry).

Other spots to find great gifts include Moxy Modern Mercantile, The Electric Ghost, South Main Creative, Reinvented Vintage, sweet home and Clements, M2 Gallery, and Argenta Bead. All proudly small, y’all!

Enjoy some of the best food and drink in Little Rock. Stop by your favorites for breakfast, lunch, and dinner: The Community Bakery, South on Main, The Root Café, Rocktown Distillery, Loblolly Creamery and our newest addition Dos Rocas.

If you need a timeout from shopping or dining, enjoy the outdoors at the Bernice Garden or test your brain at The Escape Room!

Learn more about Small Business Saturday in SoMa on Facebook and share your story on Instagram with #somalittlerock!

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Brush Lettering 201
Nov
18
12:00 PM12:00

Brush Lettering 201

Take the next step in your creative journey with Brush Lettering 201!  In this follow-up to Brush Lettering 101, Amy of @aboutthatink will teach shading, joining letters, bouncing and basic composition.
Bring your pens and paper from the starter kit you purchased in the 101 class or any brush pens you like. Your $20 materials fee gets you supplies for class use and some of Amy’s favorites to keep you going. Bring your favorite quote, saying, etc. to use in learning composition.
Lettering experience required. Must know cursive. Age 12+, please.

Sunday November 18, 2018, 12:00 PM-3:00 PM

Class fee is $75. A materials fee of $20 will be due to teacher at time of class.

Spaces are limited; online registration & payment are required to reserve your spot.

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Henna Body Art: Introduction
Nov
17
3:00 PM15:00

Henna Body Art: Introduction

Interested in learning about henna, how it is used, how to mix it and apply it to the skin? Then don’t miss this class taught by Amy of www.bestowinghenna.com.

Henna, or Mehndi, as a form of body adornment, has been practiced for hundreds of years to dye hair, nails and skin. Almost every religion and culture have used some form of it in their traditions at one time or another. Now henna is being enjoyed across the world for many reasons, including for the pure beauty and joy it brings!

In this class you will learn:
– about the henna plant
– how to mix your own henna paste
– henna applicators
– sealing the henna and stain development
– safety of henna and black henna

Each student will leave with a design applied by Amy and a henna cone!

Saturday November 17, 3-5:30 PM

Class cost is $44. A materials fee of $10 will be due to teacher at time of class. Spaces are limited, registration is required by 11/13 at 12 PM to allow Amy time to prepare henna. 

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We Need A Little Vintage! Ornament With Sparklythangs
Nov
15
5:30 PM17:30

We Need A Little Vintage! Ornament With Sparklythangs

Add a little vintage to your Christmas tree! Learn to make upcycled ornaments using your own family keepsakes such as earrings, buttons, lace, ribbon, even paper ephemera! Taught by Ann Clements of Sparklythangs, participants will learn various basic assembly techniques such as punching, wiring, and drilling (including Dremel use) and how to instantly age metal. Bring your old buttons, small jewelry/rhinestone pieces, old Christmas cards, vintage ribbons and ephemera (small photocopies if you don’t want to glue something special). We will also have a selection of affordable vintage items available for purchase. Tart tins, jewelry wire, chandelier crystals and use of tools are included in the materials fee.
Snacks and beverages will be provided!

Thursday November 15, 2018, 5:30 PM-7:30 PM

Class fee is $25. A materials fee of $10 will be due to teacher at time of class.

Spaces are limited; online registration & payment are required to reserve your spot.

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Hand-Painted Ornament With Mindy
Nov
11
12:30 AM00:30

Hand-Painted Ornament With Mindy

You know and love Mindy’s painting style! Join her in this class to paint super-cute ornaments with acrylic paints. Hang on your tree, or give as a handmade gift to family and friends. Mindy will teach how to construct a simple face shape and provide adorable inspiration for other elements to add to your ornament. Once you know how, you can paint enough to fill your tree! Feel free to dress in your favorite Holiday attire! Let’s have fun painting adorable Christmas ornaments.

Materials fee covers:
ornament
matte medium and gel medium
red and various paint colors
paper plate palette
snow
ribbon
neon paint

Students need to bring:
small paint brushes: various round and flat brushes
1 larger 3/4″ or 1″ flat brush
apron
cute ribbons for hanging your ornament

Sunday November 11, 2018, 12:30 PM-3:00 PM

Class fee is $50. A materials fee of $10 will be due to teacher at time of class.

Spaces are limited; online registration & payment are required to reserve your spot.

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Needle-Felted Wool Christmas Sheep
Nov
10
11:00 AM11:00

Needle-Felted Wool Christmas Sheep

Have ewe herd? Learn the fun craft of needle-felting with Debbie Diener of Whispering Wool in this fiber arts class. Learn several techniques including armature building, wrapping, and needle-felting with a specially-barbed needle while making this ready-to-frolick 7″ tall Christmas sheep. Once you know how, you can shepherd your own flock! Change the wreath out for other seasonal decorations. Don’t be sheepish, try it out! We’ll have a short lunch break, so brown bag it!
Materials fee includes a specially-barbed needle with felting surface and enough wool and locks to complete your project. Age 12+, please.

Saturday November 10, 2018, 11:00 AM-5:00 PM

Class fee is $55. A materials fee of $35 will be due to teacher at time of class.

Spaces are limited; online registration & payment are required to reserve your spot.

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