Apr
20
6:00 pm18:00

After Hours Drawing Night at Wood + Cloth

Draw, eat, drink, and socialize at Wood + Cloth, in the Warehouse Mrkt in Traverse City. We'll be drawing the lovely furniture and home goods and (clothed) models posing on the lovely furniture and home goods. Because we'll be drawing on and near lovely furniture and home goods, please limit your art supplies to pencils and colored pencils (and paper, of course).  BYOB & BYO art materials. We'll bring the cookies. 

Suggested donation of $10-$20; every penny goes to the Grand Traverse Land Conservancy.

afterhours
Apr
12
6:30 pm18:30

Block Print on Fabric

Learn the basics of block printing and pattern-making and leave with a custom tea towel! Beginners welcome; just bring you (and a friend, if you like).

We'll be carving simple printing blocks (potatoes for some, linoleum for the adventurous) and block printing tea towels. A block printing demo, tea towels, ink, carving tools, and refreshments will be provided. Space is limited to eight printers.

What is a block print? Here are some examples to get your gears turning.

35.00
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Registration closes November 30th. Please give 24 hours advance notice for a full refund.

Located at:
Studio Smiths
319 N Elmwood Ave
Traverse City, MI
49684

Mar
9
8:00 pm20:00

Artist After Hours: Life Drawing at Little Fleet

Artist After Hours looks a little different this month. We've partnered with Blackbird Arts and Crosshatch to organize Life Drawing Night at The Little Fleet!

You'll be drawing (clothed) models in 10 minutes of quick poses, 10 minutes of one-minute poses, and three 10-minute poses. 

Little Fleet is slinging the cocktails, we'll provide the materials and models, you bring some friends and art love. All experience levels welcome.

See you there!

lifedrawing
Feb
23
6:30 pm18:30

Intermediate Block Print

You're moving on up! If you've taken a block printing class before (with Workshop Social or elsewhere) and are interested in learning more advanced techniques, join us for Intermediate Block Printing. You'll learn how to add color and depth to your design by carving multiple blocks and using a reductive printing technique. You'll go home with a piece of original art hand printed on archival Japanese mulberry paper. A block printing demo, art supplies, and drinks will be provided. Space is limited to ten printers. Please register at least one day in advance of the workshop.  

What does a multi-block print look like? Here are some examples to get your gears turning.

35.00
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Registration closes 24 hours before each event. Please give 48 hours advance notice for a full refund.

Located at:
Studio Smiths
319 N Elmwood Ave
Traverse City, MI
49684

Feb
9
7:00 pm19:00

Pompoms

The Pompom Season is upon us! Join us for an evening of pompom-making, refreshments, and good company and leave with a homemade garland, a wall hanging, or present-toppers. A demonstration, pompom makers, yarn, jingle bells, and drinks are provided. Just bring you and your holiday spirit.  Space is limited to 12 guests.

Here are some great examples of pompoms in action for inspiration.

Please give 48 hours advance notice for a full refund.

Located at:
Studio Smiths
319 N Elmwood Ave
Traverse City, MI
49684

Valentine Hand-Lettering with Sable & Gray Paper Co.
Jan
31
6:30 pm18:30

Valentine Hand-Lettering with Sable & Gray Paper Co.

  • Studio Smiths
Valentine Hand Lettering by Sable and Gray
39.00
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Please note, no refunds will be given within two weeks of the class date. 

Located at:
Studio Smiths
319 N Elmwood Ave
Traverse City, MI
49684

What will we be doing? 
I'll be teaching the basics of how to hand-letter, what my favorite tools are, and how to use your new skills to make fabulous, one-of-a-kind gifts, just in time for Valentine's Day! Absolutely NO experience necessary to enjoy this class. 

What will you leave with? 
Each guest will go home with a hand-made Valentine gift, a hand-lettering basics guide, and my favorite pen so you can continue this new hand-lettering journey at home. 

Other Details
I will be in touch one week before the class to finalize any details. All tools needed for the class will be provided. The class will last roughly 2 hours, and light snacks & refreshments will be provided. 

Meet the Teacher
Hi! I'm Kristin. I am the founder & creative director of the custom stationery company, Sable & Gray located in Traverse City, MI. I specialize in bespoke wedding invitations and hand painted watercolors. I started Sable & Gray in 2014 with a mission to share my love of design and pretty paper goods with others, and to create a stress-free environment for brides to work one-on-one with a designer (me!) to create their dream, one-of-a-kind wedding invitation suites. I am a mama to one super smiley baby, a wife to a very creative hubs, a wrangler of two crazy dogs, a lover of lattes, and am always on the hunt for the perfect antique teacup. I can't wait to meet you! 

Kristin Hussey - Photo by Cory Weber
Jan
11
7:00 pm19:00

Mini Prints - Make Your Own Stationery

Beginners welcome. Learn to block print on small, friendly scale and leave with a set of your own custom stationery. A block printing demo, art supplies, and drinks will be provided. Space is limited to ten printers. Please register at least one day in advance of the workshop.  

What is a block print? Here are some examples to get your gears turning.

35.00
Add To Cart

Registration closes 24 hours before each event. Please give 48 hours advance notice for a full refund.

Located at:
Studio Smiths
319 N Elmwood Ave
Traverse City, MI
49684

Nov
17
6:30 pm18:30

Holiday Hand-Lettering

Please note, no refunds will be given within two weeks of the class date. 

Located at:
Studio Smiths
319 N Elmwood Ave
Traverse City, MI
49684

Do you live in Michigan? Do you love donuts, wine, meeting new friends, and making pretty things? Then you've come to the right place! Join us for a Holiday Hand-Lettering Workshop on Thursday, November 17 at 6:30pm in the Studio Smiths building in downtown Traverse City. 

What will we be doing? 
I'll be teaching the basics of how to hand-letter, what my favorite tools are, and how to use your new skills to make fabulous, one-of-a-kind gifts just in time for the holidays! Absolutely NO experience necessary to enjoy this class. 

What will you leave with? 
Each guest will go home with a hand-made holiday gift, a hand-lettering basics guide, and my favorite pen so you can continue this new hand-lettering journey at home. 

Other Details
I will be in touch one week before the class to finalize any details. All tools needed for the class will be provided. The class will last roughly 2 hours, and light snacks & refreshments will be provided. 

Meet the Teacher
Hi! I'm Kristin. I am the founder & creative director of the custom stationery company, Sable & Gray located in Traverse City, MI. I specialize in bespoke wedding invitations and hand painted watercolors. I started Sable & Gray in 2014 with a mission to share my love of design and pretty paper goods with others, and to create a stress-free environment for brides to work one-on-one with a designer (me!) to create their dream, one-of-a-kind wedding invitation suites. I am a mama to one super smiley baby, a wife to a very creative hubs, a wrangler of two crazy dogs, a lover of lattes, and am always on the hunt for the perfect antique teacup. I can't wait to meet you! 

Kristin Hussey teacher
Nov
10
7:00 pm19:00

Free - Botanical Drawing Night

Workshop Socials are back! We're kicking off the fall season with a FREE event. If you love art, snacks, and meeting new friends, this is just for you. Join us for the Botanical Drawing Night on Thursday, November 10th from 7:00PM-9:00PM at Darling Botanical in the Warehouse Mrkt in Traverse City. No RSVP is necessary but seating is limited!

What will we be doing? 
Getting together to draw and paint the amazing array of plants and flowers at Darling Botanical. If you've never been to this incredible shop, you're going to love their beautifully curated collection of plants, pots, and unique knick-knacks to add to your terrarium. Darling Botanical is opening their doors after hours for us to draw, paint, and have a good time.  Absolutely NO experience necessary to enjoy this evening.

What do you need?
BYO art supplies and refreshments. Donuts and cider will be provided.

Please note, no RSVP is necessary
but seating is limited.

Located at:
Darling Botanical Co.
Warehouse Mrkt
144 Hall Street
Traverse City, MI