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Cultural Creations

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The Atlantic Institute is proud to announce a new program: Cultural Creations! We know that many people are staying home on their computers, so we decided to embark on a virtual cultural journey of crafting demonstrations and lessons that we can share with our community.

 

Please sign up for classes that interest you. All classes will start at 2pm.

 

March 12, 2022 Exploring Collage with Monica Mardare 11:30 AM

collageWe know that many people are staying home on their computers, so we decided to embark on a virtual cultural journey of crafting demonstrations and lessons that we can share with our community.
In the month of March we are going to be exploring Collage with Monica Mardare.
If interested in more workshops with Monica Madare please go to: @monica_mardare_art | Linktree

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 9, 2022, Cultural Creations - Mixed Media Art with Jaime Hoe

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This month we are going to explore Mixed Media Art with Jaime Hoe.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 14, 2022, Cultural Creations-the Atlantic Institutes Recycle Craft-a-thon!

Get your craft on (virtually!) with the Atlantic Institutes Recycle Craft-a-thon! Create the greatest/weirdest thing you possibly can in just 30 minutes and win prizes!

About this event:

Get your craft on (virtually!) with the Atlantic Institutes Recycle Craft-a-thon! Create the greatest/weirdest thing you possibly can in just 30 minutes and win prizes!

About this event:

The Atlantic Institutes Craft-a-thon is an intense crafting challenge where participants have just 30 minutes to create something from a big bag of crafty goodies from Atlantic Institute. Everyone votes on their favorite creation and the top 5 finalists face off in a 5-minute craft blast! The audience votes again, and then we crown our first, second, and third place Amazing Crafters and (virtually) shower them with incredible prizes!

Prizes:

1st Place $40 Amazon Gift Card

2nd Place $20 Amazon Gift Card

3rd Place $10 Amazon Gift Card

We must have 15 people participate in the contest. All contestants must be in the United States of America to participate. But our spectators can be from all over the world. Please go to Eventbrite to sign up to be a participant. To be a spectator you can sign up here.

 

This year's Atlantic Institutes Recycle Craft-a-thon event will take place virtually via Zoom! Enjoy the magic of Atlantic Institutes Recycle Craft-a-thon from the safety and comfort of your own home. Not able to make it to the scheduled Zoom event? Don't fret! You can still watch the event on our Atlantic Institute SC Youtube Channel later in the month.

This crafty fundraiser is brought to you by the Atlantic Institute of South Carolina. Your support helps us promote recycling!

 

June 11, 2022 Experimental Knitting Workshop with Rosina Godwin
DESCRIPTION
Focusing on the beauty of recycled and low cost materials, participants will create an experimental piece using simple knitting and crochet methods: -
* Knitting with unconventional materials, such as string and garden twine
* Making own yarns from recycled garments and plastic bags
* Threading fabric scraps, buttons or other objects onto the yarn
Suitable for all abilities, attendees are encouraged to make their own discoveries, with mistakes celebrated as part of the artistic process! There will be yarn making and knitting demonstration, plus a PowerPoint presentation to inspire further exploration after the session.
The workshop is aimed at anyone with an interest in textiles, wishing to explore the artistic potential of knitting. Although the emphasis is on making an experimental sample, many of the techniques could be adapted to create a useful object such as an accessory or household item.

 

 
September 10, 2022, Zentangle

Zentangle is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns.

The Zentangle Method increases focus, creativity and provides artistic satisfaction along with an increased sense of personal well-being.

And - Absolutely No art skill is required!

You will learn exactly what the Zentangle Method is, how it can benefit you as far as a method to relax, boost creativity and focus, work on mindfulness and even as a way to meditate. This is the perfect class to start with because we focus on the essential techniques most commonly used. To top it all off, you will leave with a unique piece of art that you created!!

 

October 8, 2022 Chunky Pillow @ 2pm EST

This month we are making chunky pillows. Join us as we learn how with Craft Happy who will give you step-by-step instructions to make your new favorite accent pillow. You will learn how to make your very own round chunky pillow in this interactive and super fun class, using a finger knit technique. No needles required!

Order your kit today at
https://www.etsy.com/listing/1151000281/chunky-pillow-kit-chunky-chenille-pillow?click_key=3fd08d8a2b215e4d01fd8a489ac319bccb3bcef3%3A1151000281&click_sum=141d96de&ref=shop_home_feat_4 EVERYTHING you need to make your very own chunky pillow is included in this kit and shipped straight to your door!

 

November 12, 2022, Jewelry Workshop with Declan O' Meara

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In this Jewelry Workshop Irish Artist/ Teacher Declan O’ Meara will show you how to make your own personalized jewelry in a fun and family-friendly online class.

In this workshop, you will learn how to make lots of different jewelry accessories including beaded necklaces, bracelets, earrings and more. You will also learn how to make your own felted and clay beads and how to upcycle your broken jewelry.

You can attend the class on your own, with your kids or with your loved ones, in a shared fun bonding experience for all.

If you wish to create some jewelry pieces on the day here is a recommended materials list :

- Round nose pliers.

- Wire cutter.

- Earring hooks, headpins, eyepins, clasps, crimps.

- Elastic, thread, string, wire (such as tigertail).

- Selection of beads.

All the materials are available from your local craft shop or online but feel free to up-cycle what you have at home!

This workshop is suitable for adults, teens & kids.

Check out his Instagram at @declanomearaartclasses to see more!

 

December 10, 2022  Farmhouse Wreath Making with Liliana Perez

 ECS How to Make a Boxwood Wreath

Join us for a virtual, wreath making class with Liliana Perez from Event Craft Studio.

About this event
The Atlantic Institute is proud to announce Cultural Creations! We know that many people are staying home on their computers, so we decided to embark on a virtual cultural journey of crafting demonstrations and lessons that we can share with our community.

In this class you will learn how to make an everyday greenery wreath that could be used to beautify any place in your home.

If you’d like to craft along, please have the following materials and tools ready. By the end of the class you will have a beautiful creation to decorate with!

Materials:

-14” Grapevine Wreath

-Boxwood Greenery Bushes with at least 9 stems each (need 2)

Tools:

-Glue Gun

-Glue Sticks

-Floral Wire Cutter

For more information about our instructor please see below:

Liliana Perez

Event Craft Studio

liliana@EventCraftStudio.com

www.EventCraftStudio.com

 

 

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Past Programs

On Saturday, January 9, 2021 Karen Swank guided us on how to make Paper Lanterns out of sticks, tracing paper and recycled items. Please go to our Atlantic Institute SC Youtube channel to watch her make these unique lanterns.

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February 13, 2021 3-D Printing with Mark Mynhier

On Saturday, February 13, 2021 Kristina Matthews, Clemson Makerspace President, taught us about the different 3-D printers that are available. Several 3-D pieces were shown and a small demonstration was done. Please go to our Atlantic Institute SC Youtube channel to learn more about 3-D Printers.

 

March 13, 2021 Pysanka Eggs with Yevheniia (Jena) Bazaliy and Svitlana

On Sat, March 13, 2021, Yevheniia (Jena) Bazaliy and Svitlana explained the history of Pysanka (Ukranian egg created with written wax). Pysanky are objects of traditional folk art created by a method that is similar to batik. Then these amazing ladies did a demo and walked everyone through the process of making a Pysanky egg. If you would like to see the demo please go to our Atlantic Institute SC YouTube Channel.

 

April 10, 2021 Finger Knitting with LaRahna Hughes

On Saturday, April 10, 2021, we learned how to finger knit with LaRahna Huges. Finger knitting is a form of knitting where a knitted cord is created using only hands and fingers, instead of knitting needles or other traditional tools. LaRahna patiently worked us through the process and gave us great tips and tricks. If you would like to see the demo please go to our Atlantic Institute SC YouTube Channel.

 

Saturday, June 12, 2021, Wood Burning with Crystal Bailar

On Saturday, June 12, 2021, we learned how to wood burn with Crystal Bailar. Pyrography or pyrogravure is the freehand art of decorating wood or other materials with burn marks resulting from the controlled application of a heated object such as a poker. It is also known as pokerwork or wood burning. If you would like to see the demo please go to our Atlantic Institute SC YouTube Channel.

 

May 8, 2021, Basket Weaving

On May 8, 2021 Jennifaye Singleton, a fifth-generation Sweetgrass basket weaver located in historic Charleston, SC demonstrated basket weaving. Through storytelling she preserves a dying art that was founded by the slaves that were bought and sold to Charleston plantations to cultivate rice and other crops. Her baskets and jewelry are woven from sustainably sourced, hand picked sweetgrass, pine needles, bullrush and palmetto fronds. Come watch her demo on how this wonderful craft is done at the Atlantic Institute SC YouTube Channel. You can also check out her website. https://geecheesweetgrassbaskets.square.site

 

On September 11, 2021 we watched Ebru Painting with Pascale Bilgis THE TURKISH ART OF MARBLING (EBRU).

Marbling is the art of creating colorful patterns with color pigments in a pan of water and then transforming this pattern to paper.

 

On December 11, 2021, Kathy Hart demonstrated how to make Gelli-print greeting cards.

The modern version of a hectograph is Gelli-printmaking using a reusable gelatin-like printing plate instead of a press or stretched gelatin pad. It is a free-from art with each print an unique experiment of color combinations and texture using home-made or store-bought stencils, and household items like bubble wrap, aluminum foil, string, Q-tips, plastic cards, rubber bands, toilet paper rolls, etc. Come watch Kathy demo on how this wonderful craft is done at the Atlantic Institute SC YouTube Channel.

 

January 8, 2022 Candle Making with Cindi Cohn from The Wooden Wick

FABULOUS FIG EVERYTHING NICE CANDLE KIT VERTICAL 3 croppedWe'd like to thank Cindi Cohn with The Wooden Wick for starting our year off with Candle Making. The Video is on Atlantic Institute SC YouTube Channel.

 

 

 

On February 12, 2022 Valentine's Day Card & Paper Flower with Generations Connections

On Saturday, February 12, 2022 we made Valentine's Day Card & Paper Flower with Generations Connections. Not only did we get demos and instructions on how to make a paper flower but we got the meaning of different flowers and what the colors mean. Then we made a Valentines card that said "I Love You" inside. Generations Connections also gave a presentation on the meaning of Valentine's day throughout the decades. For more information on Generation Connection, please go to their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/GenerationXYZA
If you would like to see the demo please go to our Atlantic Institute SC YouTube Channel.

 

April 9, 2022, Cultural Creations - Mixed Media Art with Jaime Hoe

mixedmediaOn Saturday, April 9, 2022 we made mixed media art with Jaime Hoe. Jamie demonstrated the art of mixed media. That you can just let your mind go and draw.
If you would like to see the demo please go to our Atlantic Institute SC YouTube Channel.

 

 

 

 

 

 

August 13, 2022 @ 2pm Cultural Creations-Wycinanki: the Art of Polish Paper Cutting with Cecilia Kocinski-Mulder

Picture1On Saturday, August 13, 2022 we made Wycinanki: the Art of Polish Paper Cutting with Cecilia Kocinski-Mulder. Cecilia demonstrated Wycinanki. If you would like to see the demo please go to our Atlantic Institute SC YouTube Channel.

 

 

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