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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

 

January 13, 2024 Cultural Creations: Hamsa and its symbolism

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February 10, 2024 Cultural Creations-My Vision Board

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March 9, 2024 Cultural Creations-Tree of Life Sculpture - Cerflun Coeden Bywyd

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April 13, 2024 Cultural Creations-Macramé Plant hangers craft with Izabella

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May 11, 2024 Cultural Creations-Feather Wall Hanging

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June 8, 2024 TBD

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August 10, 2024 TBD

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September 14, 2024 TBD

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October 12, 2024 TBD

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November 9 2024 Tetrapak Printmaking

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 December 14, 2024 the Atlantic Institutes Recycle Craft-a-thon!

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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.

Paper Lantern Karen  Paper Lanterns

 

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.
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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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