We are literally obsessed with alcohol inks and after you get your hands on this gorgeous pigment- you will be too! Enjoy this mini Alcohol Ink workshop while you enjoy your Sunday Funday afternoon at Blue Blaze Brewing.
You'll receive a crash course in the materials, including how to safely use the inks, we'll demo a few techniques & you'll dive in to create your own set of ceramic coasters.
This short one hour activity is perfect for those looking for a little inspiration to include in their day and learn a simple, but impactful technique that is sure to be addictive. Your activity session is only 60 minutes so plan to stay and enjoy Blue Blaze before or after your mini workshop. Bring your best friend, whole tribe, or new bae.
- A 60 minute mini-workshop that includes alcohol ink* instructions & techniques
- Two ceramic coasters to design and keep (coaster shape can vary by workshop : square, circle, hexagon, etc.)
- Protective adhesive felt for the bottom of your finished coaster
- Use of our alcohol ink color palettes, brushes, and blending solutions
If you're not already familiar, alcohol inks are highly saturated, fast-drying inks that are used on non-pourous surfaces, including glass, metal, plastic, ceramic, stone, leather, polymer clay and more. They move and blend easily and dry super fast! They are unparalleled for vibrancy as well as transparency. Once dry, the inks are impervious to water, they clean up with rubbing alcohol and re-wet themselves, allowing for unique effects and techniques not easily achieved with water-based systems.
A note of caution: *Alcohol inks emit fumes (very similar to the smell and intensity of rubbing alcohol). We'll be working in a well-ventilated area with gloves, but if you have sensitivities to this sort of thing, this workshop may not be for you. The vapors could cause irritation to lungs, skin & eyes. Due to the fumes and permanence of the inks - this workshop is for adults only.
To get a little more inspiration, take a peek at some projects our teen students created at small hands big art using alcohol ink. You will also enjoy creatively stalking a local Charlotte artist who is a master with this medium (check out our blog post about her here!) - we can't put the stuff down!
Sunday May 13 from 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Blue Blaze Brewing located at 528 South Turner Ave. Charlotte, NC 28208