Upcycle It: Creative Reuse & Nature Art
Sep
17
to Dec 3

Upcycle It: Creative Reuse & Nature Art

This class is a creative, hands on guide to using found objects and items from nature to create expressive and meaningful artwork. With a focus on assemblage, folk art, and the environment, you will be introduced to 20th century artists who transformed everyday objects into fine art. Nature will take center stage as a medium, tool, and muse.

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Intro to Clay!
Sep
17
to Dec 3

Intro to Clay!

Learn the basics of clay with Avé Rivera! Intro to Clay covers all of the hand building techniques; pinch, coil, and slab building. You will also learn fun ways to add surface design to your creations, whether it be through carving, stamping, or glazing. This tactile, meditative, stress relieving art medium is fun and inclusive. Intro to Clay will focus on four guided projects: a decorative wall tile, a coil built vase, slab built pottery, and a sculptural luminary. This class is perfect for anyone who is new to clay!

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Mad about Materials
Sep
18
to Dec 4

Mad about Materials

Work with a large variety of art materials including pastels, charcoal, printing blocks, pen & ink, colored pencil, paints, and more! Learn specific techniques and applications to make the most out of your materials. We will use your new found art skills to create works of art!

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Drawing & Painting Lab
Sep
18
to Nov 27

Drawing & Painting Lab

Learn how to draw and paint like a pro! You will learn the fundamentals of drawing and painting though both small exercises and more involved projects. Gain greater confidence in your art skills and complete works of art with both figurative and literal subject matter.

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Tuesday Night Craft Club
Sep
18
to Dec 4

Tuesday Night Craft Club

Walk-in crafting just got friendlier! BYOB & snacks and enjoy crafting with friends every Tuesday night this fall! It is totally free to come and hang out, but feel free to purchase one of our amazing crafts from our menu to make something while you hang. We'll be watching the new show "Making It" and getting crafty!

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Cultural Art Adventures
Sep
19
to Nov 21

Cultural Art Adventures

Take a trip around the world with us and dive into different cultures through art! Learn about art history spanning thousands of years from multiple countries all while creating your own artworks along the way. The projects will be inspired by the various forms of art and artists whom we'll meet on our journey. You'll surely enjoy the ride!

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Sep
19
to Nov 21

Weaving Warriors

Create a number of weaving projects that you just wont want to put down. Learn how to correctly set up lap looms and how to make your own looms out of easy-to-find materials. Learn the history behind this trendy craft and discover the strength it added to many cultures throughout time. Projects will include woven wall hangings, coiled baskets, jewelry, pom poms, tassels, and more!

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Finding the "I" in Artist
Sep
19
to Nov 21

Finding the "I" in Artist

Figure out who you are as an artist. This class focuses on expressing identity through art. You will create an art journal, an idea book, and multiple identity centric works of art. Projects include both 2D and 3D mediums as well as unconventional art supplies.

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Sep
19
to Nov 21

Wild Weaving: Textile & Fiber Art Class

Create a number of beautiful weavings that you just wont want to put down! Learn how to correctly set up lap looms and how to make your own out of easy-to-find materials. We'll explore the history behind this trendy craft and discover the strength it added to many cultures throughout time. Projects will include woven wall hangings, coiled baskets, jewelry, pom poms, tassels, and more!

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Sep
21
to Nov 30

Mini Matisse: Mommy & Me Art Class

Enjoy an exploratory art experience with your child! Children get to experiment with art supplies and mark making. It is a colorful sensory experience where they are able to practice their fine motor skills and build confidence. Through art they get to learn more about the world, and what better way than to have you, their favorite person, there to guide them!

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Little Scribblers: Mommy & Me Art Class
Sep
21
to Nov 30

Little Scribblers: Mommy & Me Art Class

Spend time with your children as they explore their creativity though guided art experiences. Children will be introduced to a variety of art materials and techniques through art projects that encourage creativity and self expression. Work together to finish projects while making memories and keepsakes to last a lifetime.

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Halloween Luminaries
Oct
25
6:30 PM18:30

Halloween Luminaries

Halloween is on it's way! Make the most of this holiday season by crafting with Craftivate at Thimble Island Brewing Co. on October 25 at 6:30. Make a set of three bewitching mason jar luminaries that you can use to up your Halloween decorating game. We have so many hair-raising designs to choose from! Your house guests will be charmed by your crafting skills and entranced by the spooky flickering designs.

This event is a popular one! We recommend you book early.

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Etched Ornaments at Thimble Island Brewing Co.
Dec
20
6:30 PM18:30

Etched Ornaments at Thimble Island Brewing Co.

Lets make things merry and bright! On December 20th, make a set of 4 Etched Glass Ornaments and enjoy a night out with friends at Thimble Island Brewing Company in Branford. Craftivate will be there to provide the supplies and instruction to make a set of four etched glass ornaments. Fill them with confetti, baubles, glitter, and more!

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Crafting Bracelets for a Cause! Fundraiser for Closer To Free Ride for Smilow Cancer Hospital
Aug
10
6:00 PM18:00

Crafting Bracelets for a Cause! Fundraiser for Closer To Free Ride for Smilow Cancer Hospital

Crafting bracelets for a cause!!! This is a fundraiser for the Closer to Free Ride for Smilow Cancer Hospital.

Join us at Craftivate for a raffle, light snacks, and fun crafting. For every $10 donation you will get to create a beaded bracelet to show your support for the Closer to Free Ride. Choose from a variety of meaningful colors to show your support for any specific type of cure you are hoping for. Click the title or image for more information.

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INTRO TO HAND LETTERING @ CRAFTIVATE
Aug
1
5:30 PM17:30

INTRO TO HAND LETTERING @ CRAFTIVATE

Interested in learning how to turn your sketch into chalk art? You'll learn that and much more at this three hour event with Tina from The Write Board! You will leave this workshop with a newfound knowledge of hand lettering, and your very own hand lettered chalkboard! Click the title or image for more information.

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Mommy & Me CrafterNoon
Jun
13
1:00 PM13:00

Mommy & Me CrafterNoon

Crafternoons are a perfect opportunity for children to be introduced to new materials, textures, processes and friends while spending quality time with a cherished adult. Adults and children will share in the joy of creating and excitement of discovery through hands on application. Learn more by clicking the title or image.

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Mommy & Me CrafterNoon
Jun
6
1:00 PM13:00

Mommy & Me CrafterNoon

Crafternoons are a perfect opportunity for children to be introduced to new materials, textures, processes and friends while spending quality time with a cherished adult. Adults and children will share in the joy of creating and excitement of discovery through hands on application. Learn more by clicking the title or image.

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Walk-In Craft Hours
Jun
1
12:00 PM12:00

Walk-In Craft Hours

During our walk-in crafting hours, you can come to the studio and choose to make anything from the craft menu. These crafts are uninstructed and open ended. Let your creativity guide you and enjoy your time making something that is truly your own unique design! Click HERE to learn more.


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Walk-In Craft Hours
May
31
10:00 AM10:00

Walk-In Craft Hours

During our walk-in crafting hours, you can come to the studio and choose to make anything from the craft menu. These crafts are uninstructed and open ended. Let your creativity guide you and enjoy your time making something that is truly your own unique design! Click HERE to learn more.


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Walk-In Craft Hours
May
25
12:00 PM12:00

Walk-In Craft Hours

During our walk-in crafting hours, you can come to the studio and choose to make anything from the craft menu. These crafts are uninstructed and open ended. Let your creativity guide you and enjoy your time making something that is truly your own unique design! Click HERE to learn more.


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Walk-In Craft Hours
May
24
10:00 AM10:00

Walk-In Craft Hours

During our walk-in crafting hours, you can come to the studio and choose to make anything from the craft menu. These crafts are uninstructed and open ended. Let your creativity guide you and enjoy your time making something that is truly your own unique design! Click HERE to learn more.


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Mommy & Me CrafterNoon
May
23
1:00 PM13:00

Mommy & Me CrafterNoon

Crafternoons are a perfect opportunity for children to be introduced to new materials, textures, processes and friends while spending quality time with a cherished adult. Adults and children will share in the joy of creating and excitement of discovery through hands on application. Learn more by clicking the title or image.

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Walk-In Craft Hours
May
23
1:00 PM13:00

Walk-In Craft Hours

During our walk-in crafting hours, you can come to the studio and choose to make anything from the craft menu. These crafts are uninstructed and open ended. Let your creativity guide you and enjoy your time making something that is truly your own unique design! Click HERE to learn more.


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Walk-In Craft Hours
May
19
12:00 PM12:00

Walk-In Craft Hours

During our walk-in crafting hours, you can come to the studio and choose to make anything from the craft menu. These crafts are uninstructed and open ended. Let your creativity guide you and enjoy your time making something that is truly your own unique design! Click HERE to learn more.


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