Old School Communication Kits!
May
31
3:00 pm15:00

Old School Communication Kits!

from 40.00

Come and rediscover LETTER WRITING with us!

In this three hour workshop, we will hand-emboss stationery, make one-of-a-kind cards, stickers, and watercolor postcards--not to mention hand-decorated cigar boxes for keeping your fancy new stationery safe! Each participant will create enough material to enjoy at least eight correspondences. Stamps included!

This workshop will be taught by Stephanie. Anyone who participates in this workshop will be agreeing to write one letter to each workshop participant.

Cost is $40 and includes all materials, wine, and snacks.

Anyone registering for this workshop should also call or email their mailing address ahead of time.

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Bonsai with Succulents
May
29
7:00 pm19:00

Bonsai with Succulents

from 65.00

This is a great class for beginners. It is the introductory session and will be the first class in a continuing series called Bonsai Club. One hour follow up sessions will be offered every six weeks to allow participants to learn new techniques and get help with plant maintenance without the investment of the extensive tools. The workshop includes:

1) your very own Dwarf Jade starter plant!
2) the basics of bonsai culture
3) how to prune and shape their trees
4) introduction to tools (where to buy and how to care for them)
5) the creation of bonsai soil
6) horticulture basics

Drinks and food provided.

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Abstract Landscapes with Steph
May
23
3:00 pm15:00

Abstract Landscapes with Steph

from 40.00

In this workshop, each participant will be guided through the creation of their own abstract landscape painting. Food and drinks provided!

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Jewelry 101 Workshop with Debbie Neuman
May
21
7:00 pm19:00

Jewelry 101 Workshop with Debbie Neuman

from 55.00

In this workshop you will learn the basics of jewelry making while creating your own statement necklace. Each participant will receive a necklace to use as a base for building their own masterpiece. A large amount of vintage and new chains, bead, buttons, charms and found objects will be available to add to the necklace that will become your very own one-of-a-kind piece. All the supplies needed for the class are included.

 

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Put a Hedgehog On It: Custom Pillows
May
15
7:00 pm19:00

Put a Hedgehog On It: Custom Pillows

  • Sparrow and the Nest
from 50.00

In this class, students will learn simple appliqué and embroidery techniques in order to customize their own adorable pillow using felt, embroidery floss, and canvas pillow "blank." All supplies and refreshments included.

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Gift Blitz! Two-Day Workshop
Dec
6
Dec 7

Gift Blitz! Two-Day Workshop

Gift Blitz runs in two sessions. Saturday, Dec 6th, 3pm-9pm and Sunday, Dec 7th, 3pm-9pm (we usually go late!). $200 for both days includes all materials, dinner and drinks. You'll leave with over $450 in gifts! 

It's back! The two-day marathon workshop (two 6-hour sessions!) in which each participant creates at least 15 awesome gifts including ornaments, candles, tea towels, a hand-appliqué hedgehog pillow, original art, and custom gift tags. So much crafting! Last year's version sold out, so sign up soon!

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Family Ornament Making
Nov
30
3:00 pm15:00

Family Ornament Making

from 30.00

Come join us for an all-out ornament-making frenzy. Spending time with your family making crafts is a great way to spend the Sunday after Thanksgiving! All ages welcome. Snacks and drinks included.

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Kids Terrarium Workshop
Nov
23
3:00 pm15:00

Kids Terrarium Workshop

from 60.00

It's that time again! Each child will learn how to create a successful terrarium and then sculpt creatures to live in their new wonderful environment. This class has always been a NEST favorite. Snacks and drinks included.

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Terrarium Workshop
Nov
21
7:00 pm19:00

Terrarium Workshop

from 65.00

It's that time again! Each participant will learn how to create a successful terrarium and then sculpt creatures to live in their new wonderful environment. This class has always been a NEST favorite. All materials, wine and snacks included.

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Thanksgiving Table Accessories
Nov
19
7:00 pm19:00

Thanksgiving Table Accessories

from 40.00

In this workshop, each participant will make a set of 4 napkin rings and chalkboard paint placecard holders to get you ready for the Thanksgiving table and beyond. All materials included as well as wine and snacks.

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Handpainted Tea Towels
Nov
14
7:00 pm19:00

Handpainted Tea Towels

  • Sparrow and the Nest
from 40.00

Back by popular demand, in this workshop each participant will create two "monster tea towels" and two distressed-dyed handpainted "botanical tea towels." Workshop includes all materials, snacks, and wine. $40

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Squirrely for Fall, Intro to Felting with Jo Bird
Oct
23
7:00 pm19:00

Squirrely for Fall, Intro to Felting with Jo Bird

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from 45.00

Come create fun, fuzzy felted squirrels with Jo Bird! Unique for your fall decor! Needle felting is a simple process that transforms loose wool into awesome felt creations. The supplies provided include fluffs of wool, felting needle tool and a foam block for a work surface. Poke/sculpt your wool into a cute squirrel and bring the fun to Houston's short lived fall! 

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"Foyer of the Damned" with Melissa Bauman
Oct
9
7:00 pm19:00

"Foyer of the Damned" with Melissa Bauman

from 45.00

In this workshop each participant will create three different Victorian Gothic pieces that will help get Halloween decorating under control. Led by Melissa Bauman, this workshop will produce a finished table centerpiece and "spooky" garland that can carry you past Halloween and into fall.  All materials, snacks and drinks included.

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Dioramas with Steph
Oct
2
7:00 pm19:00

Dioramas with Steph

from 40.00

Come create your own little scene using miniatures, cigar boxes, vintage postcards, clay and much more. This workshop is always a favorite and each whimsical creation will truly be one of a kind! Let's make these SPOOKY for Halloween!

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Faux Taxidermy Workshop with Steph
Sep
26
7:00 pm19:00

Faux Taxidermy Workshop with Steph

from 45.00

In this fun workshop, each participant will construct a wall-mountable taxidermy creature using papier-mâché. All materials included. Wine and snacks provided. 

 

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Painting on Glass with Veronica (CANCELED)
Sep
19
7:00 pm19:00

Painting on Glass with Veronica (CANCELED)

from 40.00

Participants in this workshop will learn several fun ways to decorate glass!  These techniques will include gilding, using glass paint pens, and acrylic paint application.  All of these skills will be used to create a small framed painting of an adorable critter of your choice! Snacks and wine will be included!

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Tiny Critter Paintings by Steph
Sep
12
7:00 pm19:00

Tiny Critter Paintings by Steph

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Each participant will be guided through the creation of three whimsical creature paintings using oil pastel and acrylic paint on wood block. All material, wine and snacks included. This will be a fun one! 

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Wall Beasts, taught by Steph
Sep
6
7:00 pm19:00

Wall Beasts, taught by Steph

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Back by popular demand! In this workshop, each participant will learn tricks and techniques in hand-sculpting these original miniature wall-mounted creatures. Your imagination is your own limitation! Snacks and wine included. 

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Origami with Pilar!
Aug
29
7:00 pm19:00

Origami with Pilar!

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from 50.00

Origami master, Pilar Bellido-Sharpton leads a fun workshop in which each participant will create three items. 

-     Dove with beads and loop: beautiful handmade Japanese washi paper with gold or silver accents, decorated with glass beads and a hanging loop for display.

-     5 point Star Bowl:  Fold a unique looking bowl in the shape of a star. Perfect to have on your night stand to hold small objects or on a desk to organize pens and items of the kind.

-     Origami bird card: old an origami bird and use it to decorate a card, along with an assortment of paper scraps and other accessories to achieve a very unique look. Envelope included. 

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Back to School: Origami Creature Bookmarks
Aug
24
3:00 pm15:00

Back to School: Origami Creature Bookmarks

from 45.00

Come create fun, fuzzy felted squirrels with Jo Bird! Unique for your fall decor! Needle felting is a simple process that transforms loose wool into awesome felt creations. The supplies provided include fluffs of wool, felting needle tool and a foam block for a work surface. Poke/sculpt your wool into a cute squirrel and bring the fun to Houston's short lived fall! 

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Hand Casting with Veronica
Aug
21
7:00 pm19:00

Hand Casting with Veronica

from 60.00

Learn basic casting techniques with a twist!  In this workshop you will be provided with all of the materials needed to make a life size cast of your own hand. Once your cast is complete and mounted on a stand, you will get to choose from a variety of materials to transform it into a fabulous hand puppet character! 

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Watercolor Pencil Creations with Veronica
Aug
15
7:00 pm19:00

Watercolor Pencil Creations with Veronica

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from 40.00

Come discover how much fun watercolor pencils can be!  Each participant will be walked through creating an adorable animal illustration in pen along with basic water color pencil technique to add color, shading and background.  Critter templates, materials, wine and snacks will be provided.  Come on!  Let's get crafty!

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Mola Workshop for Kids with Hector
Aug
10
3:00 pm15:00

Mola Workshop for Kids with Hector

from 35.00

 

Mola art is a traditional art form done by the Cuna Indians from Panama. Molas are made of color fabric sewed on a black fabric background. Art teacher Hector Garma teaches his students a simplified version inspired by Molas using color paper here some examples of his students work. This workshop will teach your child how layer color, use pattern and use negative space in a fun surreal approach using animals as a focal point!

More on Mola: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mola_(art_form)

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Faux Taxidermy Workshop with Stephanie
Jul
25
7:00 pm19:00

Faux Taxidermy Workshop with Stephanie

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In this fun workshop, each participant will construct a wall-mountable taxidermy creature using papier-mâché. All materials included. Wine and snacks provided. 

 

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Send-A-Hug Workshop for Kids
Jul
20
3:00 pm15:00

Send-A-Hug Workshop for Kids

from 35.00

Want to send someone you love a big hug?! Kids will be creating a personal, mailable hug created from a drawing of their own bodies. We will add handwritten notes within these drawings for them to send to a family member or friend. 

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Printing by Hand Part II: Stamping From Scratch with Sarah
Jul
10
7:00 pm19:00

Printing by Hand Part II: Stamping From Scratch with Sarah

from 40.00

In Part II of our series (no need to take part I--each is standalone) we'll carve our very own stamps from rubber and create a uniquely printed tote bag and a summer-picnic ready placemat printed with their design. All supplies included. 

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Painting on Glass with Veronica
Jun
26
7:00 pm19:00

Painting on Glass with Veronica

from 40.00

Participants in this workshop will learn several fun ways to decorate glass!  These techniques will include gilding, using glass paint pens, and acrylic paint application.  All of these skills will be used to create a small framed painting of an adorable critter of your choice! Snacks and wine will be included!

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Printing by Hand Part I: DIY Stamping
Jun
19
7:00 pm19:00

Printing by Hand Part I: DIY Stamping

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Learn basic printing techniques by creating your own stamps using easy, everyday materials. Students will create a self-printed sheet of wrapping paper and a self-printed tote bag to take home! All supplies included.

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Mom and Me Mobile Collages with ms YET
May
11
3:00 pm15:00

Mom and Me Mobile Collages with ms YET

  • Sparrow and the Nest
Mom and Me Mobile Collages with ms YET
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In this workshop, Mom and child will create a Mother’s Day Mobile Collage together. Mimosas provided for Mom and snacks for everyone!  This is a perfect way to celebrate Mother’s Day. $40 for each mom and child duo!

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Handpainted Silk Scarves with Steph (sold out)
May
4
7:00 pm19:00

Handpainted Silk Scarves with Steph (sold out)

  • Sparrow and the Nest
from 40.00

Just in time for Mother's Day, this workshop guides you through Steph's own "watermarking" technique. The result is a subtle, but beautifully intricate textile. Limited spots due to the space required to do this craft. Wine and snacks include.

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