We are literally obsessed with alcohol inks! After playing with the medium with our teen classes at small hands big art…and stalking a local artist who is a master with this medium (check out our blog post about her here!) - we can't put the stuff down!
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.
At the workshop, our creative guru will give you an introduction of all materials, including how to safely use the inks, we'll demo techniques & get your wheels turning with a number of examples and ideas!
Each participant will embellish one ceramic piece, working at their own pace. Some items to choose from include 4” geometric or sphere planters, ceramic trinket dishes & bowls, and assorted vases.
We provide all tools + materials, including the ceramic surface, alcohol inks, & blending solution, as well as a ceramic tile on which to practice your technique! If you have another ceramic surface you would like to play or practice on (as time allows) you are welcome to bring any thrifting finds you may have lying around!
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.
Show up. Make something cool. Modern craft your life.
Tuesday, June 20, 7:30-9pm at Circa Uptown,
360 S. Graham St., Charlotte, NC 28202. (Private Lounge: "The Clique")
Monday, July 31, 6-7:30pm at Central Coffee Co. - SouthEnd,
1700 Camden Rd. Charlotte, NC 28203. (Community Room)
COST: $45, 10% off with a friend