Make & Take: Finnish Star Ornament at Crozet Artisan Depot

It’s SECOND SATURDAY CROZET at Crozet Artisan Depot!  Mixed-media artist EVE WATTERS will teach us how to make a fantastic 3-dimensional paper star ornament that can be customized to suit any occasion.  Ages 6 through Adult.  Kids 6-12 must be accompanied by an adult.  A great project to do together!  $4/per person includes materials, instructions, & tools to make 1 ornament. Choose 1 of 2 sessions: 1-2pm or 2:30-3:30pm.  Reservations requested at 434-205-4795 or email [email protected].

Second Saturdays Art Opening @ Art on the Trax with Tom Tartaglino

Art on the Trax at Creative Framing & The Art Box will be hosting demos and an opening reception on May 11th to celebrate the Crozet Arts and Crafts Festival!

If you’re feeling inspired, at 12PM stop by as you visit other local venues for a demonstration on pour painting using Golden pouring mediums, an ever-popular technique that can be used to create beautiful abstract artwork.

Art on the Trax will also be hosting an opening reception for prints and paintings by Tom Tartaglino from 2PM to 4PM.

Today we have more distractions than ever. We cannot drive our cars without the cell phone going off.  We spin about controlled by our phones, social media, streaming news flashes and noise. We are being stressed like never before and it seems difficult to change our trajectory.

But there is Nature. Nature who can calm us down and defrag us with her beauty and acceptance.  Coming back to nature is being centered. You remember it from before technology. You remember that you liked walking in the woods, discovering a new plant, hearing a new bird. You like when the woods bloom in spring and the fragrance travels on the wind. It makes you quiet again.

Creativity happens when we are quiet. It is an in-the-moment activity, a meditation. It is where inspiration is born. Where an ordinary object becomes fascinating. Where the shadow of a tree has a whole world inside it. Where animals have personalities and magic becomes possible.– Tom Tartaglino

Our events are free and open to the public. Art on the Trax is located at Creative Framing and The Art Box, across from the Old Crozet Train Station, at 5784 Three Notch’d Road in Crozet, Virginia.

Second Saturday Artist Demonstration at Crozet Artisan Depot

Artist Demonstration – Debbie Ballowe of D & J Woodcrafts will demonstrate how her intricately detailed wood ornaments are created with a scroll saw. She will bring examples of her work showing all the stages of her process from beginning to end. May 11, 1:00-3:00pm. Free.  Crozet Artisan Depot is a hub for the artist community of Central VA, representing 80 artists from our region.  Mon-Sat 10-5, Sun 12-5.  434-205-4795.

Art Class–Grades 5-8–Printmaking

Explore the amazing world of printmaking. Learn to make linocuts, wrapping paper, monotypes and more. Students can express their own personal style while learning classic art techniques.

5 weeks starting April 22

Mondays 6-7:30

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Questions? Email:  [email protected]