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got craft? spring 2014 :: DIY workshops

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Got Craft? aims to bring together a community that fosters handmade and D.I.Y. culture. As a part of this goal, we feature hands-on workshops at every event (both free and paid). Looking to learn a new skill? Need something to do on Mother’s Day or a gift? Check out our workshop line up below. Remember, space is limited, so register today!

Beginner Sign Painting Workshop with BIG TOP Sign Arts
Saturday, May 10th
8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
$65.00 plus tax
REGISTER HERE

Did you attend the screening of the Sign Painter movie last summer? Sign Painter, John Lennig from BIG TOP SIGN ARTS, will be at Got Craft? hosting a workshop discussing brush lettering in general and specifically the BullNose letter style, one of the most basic of hand painted styles. Consisting of 6 basic strokes, John will teach you how to create both upper and lower case letters as well as proper brush handling, brushcare, and the types of paints used. The first half of the hands-on workshop will cover the above, along with getting your brushes into the paint and practicing the 6 basic strokes. While the second half will move into letters and finish up with the creation of a few pieces to take home. “The Swoop” will also be discussed, demonstrated, and if time allows, be put to use in the finished pieces.

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DIY Nailin’ it Workshop with Element Botanicals
Saturday, May 10th, 2014
between 12:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.
$5.00 plus tax
Drop in only || Register at the front desk

Join Amber Haase, owner of Element Botanicals and DIY body care enthusiast at this super fun “hands on” workshop and learn how easy it is to blend your own “clean” nail polish! In this drop-in session, you will learn how to create a custom blend nail polish (one) that you will take home with you. Ditch the commercial nail polishes that contain nasty chemicals and try your hand at custom blending a “3 free” polish. Amber will guide you as you create your own nail polishes that are free of harsh irritants using natural colours, pigments and micas.

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Linocut Workshop with District Dogs Design
TWO DAYS – Saturday, May 10th AND Sunday, May 11th, 2014
3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
registration closed

This workshop will introduce you to the linocut printing process including materials, designing, carving, and printing. Day 1, we will touch on designing for relief printing, transferring your illustrations, and carving. You will be able to take your linocut block and tools home to complete the carving at your own pace. In day two, we will discuss printing methods, tools and equipment, inks, paper and mediums. Then we’ll get inky!

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All class fees include entry to Got Craft? on Saturday, May 10th and / or Sunday, May 11th, 2014 from 10-5pm at the Maritime Labour Centre located at 1880 Triumph Street, Vancouver (EXCEPT for the drop-in session). Please contact info(at)gotcraft(dot)com if you have any questions or require additional information.

image one via [stu-di-o] by jeanie || image two via Spark Box Studio

DIY Nailin’ it Workshop with Element Botanicals

Ex-servicewomen_learning_manicure_techniquesJoin Amber Haase, owner of Element Botanicals and DIY body care enthusiast at this super fun “hands on” workshop and learn how easy it is to blend your own “clean” nail polish! In this drop-in session, you will learn how to create a custom blend nail polish (one) that you will take home with you. Ditch the commercial nail polishes that contain nasty chemicals and try your hand at custom blending a “3 free” polish. Amber will guide you as you create your own nail polishes that are free of harsh irritants using natural colours, pigments and micas.

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DIY Nailin’ it Workshop at Got Craft?
Saturday, May 10th, 2014
between 12:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.
Maritime Labour Centre, 1880 Triumph Street
Cost: $5.00 plus tax (does not include entry to Got Craft?)
Drop-in only || Register at the front desk

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Amber Haase is the owner of Element Botanicals, purveyors of fine body care products. Element Botanicals has grown from humble roots to become a growing Canadian brand with more than 40 retailers from coast to coast. Amber has a passion for experimenting with natural elements and empowering others to try DIY at various workshops, seminars and more. Amber has studied herbalism, aromatherapy, anatomy and an ever growing list of natural therapies.

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local event :: maker faire + win tickets!

VMMF_Blue_Spoons_PaperVMMF_Sassy_ContessaVMMF_Element_BotanicalsVMMF_FrankenstrapThe 3rd annual Vancouver Maker Faire event this weekend and we have two pairs of weekend passes to giveaway (valued at $50/pair)! Amongst the techies and robotics at the event, Got Craft? will be hosting a mini craft fair featuring 30 handmade vendors selling everything from screen-printed clothing to jewelry to artisan caramels and chocolates. Green with Envy will be hosting DIY workshops where you can learn how to make terrariums and take home a small ecosystem of your own (click here for more info)!

In addition to the 3D printers and lasers, the Fraser Valley Knitters Guild will be demoing basic knitting skills and a two-day speaker series has just been announced including Got Craft’s very own Amber Haase from Element Botanicals. Some other highlights include the Laser Cutting Cafe that will be demoing live laser cutting on their mobile laser cutter and to promote their new shop front opening up on June 26th in Vancouver’s historic Chinatown.

postcard_FrontHere are two ways to enter:

Two winners will be chosen at noon (PST) on Friday, May 31st, 2013. Winners will be notified by email. No cash value.

images via [stu-di-o] by jeanie