​Handmade Holiday

by Alicia Underlee Nelson | December 4th, 2019 | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Cover design by Raul Gomez

What do you buy the person who has everything? Nothing – you make something. From cocktail bitters to chainmaille, succulent gardens to personalized poetry, local experts can help you create something totally unique for everybody on your list. As an added bonus, you get to relax, unplug and enjoy the process of creation.

Every class and workshop on this list provides all the materials and instruction you need to get crafty. Unless otherwise indicated, they’re all appropriate for beginners. Just make sure to reserve well in advance to secure your spot.

Customized Art
Personalized Poems

December 5, 7-8, 12, 14-15,19, 21-22

Thursdays 5 p.m.

Saturdays-Sundays 1 p.m.

Aptitude inside West Acres in Fargo

Give poet Emily Vieweg a few prompts and a free will donation, and she’ll create collaborative poem on her typewriter. The result is suitable for framing. theartspartnership.net/aptitude

Adult Metalsmithing Workshop: Chains and Chainmaille

December 7

9 a.m.

Hughes Fine Arts Center Grand Forks

Artist and professor Marissa Kuznicki teaches basic techniques using copper wire. No experience necessary, ages 18+. Register in advance. ndmoa.com/adult-classes

Scandinavian Gnomes

December 7 at 2 p.m. Carlson Library

December 10 at 6:30 p.m. Northport Library

Craft a cute, rice-filled Scandinavian gnome from felt. Workshop is recommended for adults. Register at 701-241-1492 or bit.ly/registerFPL

Mini Succulent Gardens

December 8

1 p.m.

Bakers Garden & Gift in Fargo

Plant a low-maintenance mini garden. Registration includes everything you need to grow three succulents in a terra cotta pot. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. bakernursery.com

Winter Canvas Painting

December 7-8

11 a.m., 2 p.m., and 5 p.m. Saturday

11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sunday

Art ‘n Joy in Grand Forks

Paint a winter scene on your choice of canvas. (Two sizes are available.) Seating is limited. Call or text 623-606-0895 to reserve in advance.

Flow Art

December 10

7 p.m.

Creatively Uncorked in West Fargo

Let colorful acrylic paint flow over two canvases, or mix it up by painting one canvas and one wood cutout. Reservations required. Ages 6+. creativelyuncorked.com

Paws, Paint and Pints

December 16

6:30 p.m.

Wild Terra Cider in Fargo

Email a photo of your pet in advance, then paint their likeness in class. Reservations required. Recommended for artists with previous painting experience. facebook.com/StarlingArtistry/

Printing in Pairs – Snowflake Pillowcase

December 20

6:30 p.m.

Plains Art Museum

Learn printmaking techniques with a partner in an easygoing atmosphere. Registration fee is for two people. Each will take a project home. plainsart.org

Fun For Foodies
Gifts from the Kitchen

December 10

6 p.m.

Square One Rental Kitchen and Events in Fargo

Prepare meringues, chocolate buttercrunch, mulling spices, scented sugars and a nut and pretzel mix perfect for gift giving. squareonekitchens.com/cooking-classes-2

Copper Pour Over Coffee Bar

December 10

6 p.m.

Thunder Coffee in West Fargo

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