Want to Get Crafty This Holiday Season? Upcoming Classes Focus on DIY Ornaments and CardsBy Jon Whiten
As this year’s holiday season approaches, two Jersey City venues are gearing up to teach you how to craft your own ornaments and cards.
The DIY learning gets rolling this Friday, with a Holiday Card-Making class at Kanibal Home. The Montgomery Street boutique will bring in local artist James French, who will teach how to make custom cards using a number of methods, including cut paper and stamping. The course is $25, which includes all materials and refreshments, and it is Friday, November 12 at 7:30 pm. Space is limited, so RSVP to kanibal (at) kanibalhome.com if you are interested.
Next week the Jersey City Art School kicks off a larger-scale DIY holiday class. Jersey City glass artist Kiva Ford will teach how to create hand-blown glass ornaments. He’ll host two-hour one-on-one tutorials beginning next Tuesday, November 16, and running through December 11. You’ll get to take home between six and eight glass ornaments and learn glassblowing techniques, including heating and manipulating molten glass.
Available time slots are Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 5 pm and 7:30 pm and Saturdays at 1 pm and 4 pm. Additional times may be available by request as well. The cost is $115, which includes all materials. No experience is necessary, and beginners are welcome. To RSVP, click here. If you have any questions, email kiva (at) kivaford.com.
And next month, Kanibal Home will also host an ornament-making class, focused on three-dimensional ornament designs. James French will return to the store to teach how to use felt and decorative thread to create stuffed felt ornaments. The cost of this course is $25, which includes all materials and refreshments, and it is Friday, December 10 at 7:30 pm (213 Montgomery St.). Like the November class, space is limited, so RSVP to kanibal (at) kanibalhome.com if you are interested.
|Photo of Kiva Ford blowing glass courtesy of Andrea Ford Quinones|