ENGAGE: Side-by-Side

Offered the second Saturday of every month from 10am – noon, ENGAGE: Side by Side presents the time and opportunity for a big person and a little person to make art side-by-side together.  These two-hour workshops are related to the current gallery exhibition and provide a fun and rewarding time for parents, grandparents, Big Brothers and Big Sisters to work with a young person while exploring new materials and creating projects as a team. ENGAGE studio workshops are available to the public the second Saturday of every month from September – May.

April 12 and May 10 Side-by-Side Tied + Radical Jewelry Makeover by Susie Ganch

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For this exhibition we will be offering workshops that focus on creating your own jewelry from every day or recycled materials. Students will work non-traditional materials to create beads, necklaces, rings or bracelets with techniques like:

  • Wire-wrapped objects
  •      Paper Bead Making
  •  Bead painting
  •  Recycled fabric jewelry
  •  Rolled fabric and paper jewelry

Come and join us!

  • Gates open at 9:30 AM.
  • Workshops begin at 10:00AM and run from 10:00 AM to Noon.
  • Cost is $10 per team per workshop. VisArts members and Big Brothers/Big Sisters teams participate for free!
  • A team is a child (age 5 to 12) and an adult. A team can have one or two children. Additional children need to be part of another adult/child team. Teams work together at ENGAGE: Side by Side.
  • Please contact Susann Whittier at 804.353.0094 or susannwhittier@visarts.org for more details.

Side by Side: ENGAGE at Visual Arts Center of Richmond