DIY With Us For the Holidays

GIFT HANDMADE [BY YOU]

Hey, noW. You can totally make that. 

No really, you can, and we’re here to help. Lillstreet’s Early Winter Session workshops are perfectly timed for your DIY holiday gift list, decor and seasonal styling. Plus, for those short on time, they’re easy to work into any schedule. We rounded up a few of our favorite art workshops for this very purpose.

Drop in for a day. It’s your chance to get creative with gifting, hosting and designing your space for the season. Plus, it’s the best time of year to head to a bright, warm studio and gather with like-minded creators to try something new. Bring your friends or come solo – either way you’ll be surrounded by a community of makers excited to try something new (just like you).

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BLOCK PRINTED FABRIC GIFT WRAPPING

1-Day Textiles Workshop
Friday, December 14 | 6:30 – 9:30pm
Every element of your gift can be handmade, gorgeous and sustainable. Inspired by furoshiki, or traditional Japanese gift wrapping cloths, block print your own cloth that your recipients will love, and love to pass along. Read more >>
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BLOWN GLASS ORNAMENTS 

1-Day Glass Workshop
Dates & Schedules Vary
A holiday favorite! Play (safely) with fire and color in this 90-minute workshop. You’ll blow glass on a torch and create beautiful, round ball ornaments. Make up to 5 ornaments in this fun class for all levels. Read more >>
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Fam TIME: COOKIE PLATES

1-Day Family Art Workshop
Saturday, December 8 | 10am – 12pm
Create a keepsake for holidays to come! Your own, handmade, ceramic plates are the perfect place for yummy holiday cookies. Join us as we create a plate form and decorate the surface with patterns, textures and glazes. It makes a great holiday gift, but you’ll probably want to keep it for yourself! In all of our family art workshops, at least one child and one adult must register and create together. Read more>>
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PAPER FLOWER BOUQUET

1-Day Workshop
Saturday, December 15 | 10am – 1pm
Gift the truly sustainable, thoughtful bouquet that lives on for holidays and events to come. Paper flowers can be turned into keepsakes and bouquets that last for years. Use this class to create a variety of handmade flowers for your home or as a gift. Materials will be provided but students are welcome to bring their own materials as well. All levels welcome. Read more>>
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SILVER BANGLES

1-Day Workshop
Friday, December 7 | 7:00 – 9:30pm
Let’s be honest, you’re not giving these away. Sometimes you’re just going to straight-up gift yourself. In this 2.5-hour jewelry workshop, you’ll create your own custom set of sterling silver bangles from start to finish. Learn to measure, texture, form and solder wire which you will then finish by oxidizing with a satin finish or applying a high polish. You leave with three sterling silver bangles that are a perfect fit. Bring your friends for a fun, treat yo-self winter party. All levels welcome. Read more>>
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GIVE THE GIFT OF CREATIVITY 

Not sure what to get, take, do or Make? Lillstreet offers gift certificates redeemable for classes, WORKSHOPS and HANDMADE ARTISAN gifts in our gallery & shop. Click here for details.

SAVE THE DATE for our 43rd annual Holiday Show & Sale! Jingle and mingle with Lillstreet artists, friends and neighbors as we celebrate the season with a holiday sale and party.

Lillstreet Holiday Show + Sale
Friday, November 30
Gallery & Shop
6 – 9PM

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Founded in 1975, Lillstreet Art Center is a large community of artists and students working side-by-side in a friendly environment which encourages and inspires artistic growth in the individual. Lillstreet Art Center supports the arts through our education program, artist residencies, gallery exhibitions and retail sales opportunities, studio rentals, and arts-based professional development.

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