The Handmade Showroom at Pacific Place continues its Summer Art Series, connecting the burgeoning downtown population and art scene through art workshops and community events. In the upcoming workshop “Make Your Own Miniature Garden”, urban dwellers and miniature enthusiasts can get their hands dirty on Saturday, July 15from 2-4pm with world-renownedminiature gardening expert and author Janit Calvo.
Seattle Author Janit Calvo Presents “Make Your Own Miniature Garden” Workshop
Janit Calvo is an artist, miniaturist, gardener, author, pioneer of the miniature garden hobby, and founder of Two Green Thumbs Miniature Garden Center (http://www.miniaturegarden.com) and the Miniature Garden Society. Calvo released her second book,Gardening in Miniature – Prop Shop (Timber Press) on June 14, 2017. In the 2-hour July 15 workshop, each participant will make a miniature garden suitable for indoor or outdoor use. The workshop fee of $75 covers basic potting materials, small-scale plants, and miniature garden accessories. Calvo will have signed copies of her books along with a selection of garden accessories available for purchase during and after class (and at The Handmade Showroom).
The Coloring Project Community Coloring Night
Offered every first Thursday of the month from 6-8pm, Community Coloring Night happens August 3 and September 7 in Suite 230 at Pacific Place. Coloring is a wonderful yet simple activity that fosters community and conversation. Participants can meet new people, make new friends, and learn new coloring skills throughout the evening. The benefits of coloring include relaxation, stress relief, a creativity boost, and it can also promote mindfulness and self-discovery. Led by Ontological Coach Andrea Koehler of The Coloring Project (http://www.thecoloringproject.com/about/), all coloring supplies—coloring pages, colored pencils, and markers—are provided.
“Paper Flower Making with Pink &Posey”
OnSeptember 16, The Handmade Showroom will present “Paper Flower Making with Pink & Posey”, a workshop lead by Seattle-area paper florist and artist Quyhn Nguyen.
Featured on the Nordstrom blog The Thread, Nguyen’s work has been showcased in restaurants and hotels around the Puget Sound. More details about the workshop will be available on The Handmade Showroom Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/TheHandmadeShowroom/).
About The Handmade Showroom
The Handmade Showroom is an independently-owned, women-run shop featuring finely made gifts by Pacific Northwest artists, designers, and small-batch producers. With support from Pacific Place Shopping Center, The Handmade Showroom provides a retail outlet for local, emerging artists and connects the community with quality art and crafts. Started in June 2015, The Handmade Showroom has grown from a part-time Pop-Up Shop with 35 artists to a full-time, permanent storefront that focuses on bringing attention to over 100 local artists and makers, and fostering the idea that community can happen in a shopping center in the middle of downtown Seattle. More information is available on The Handmade Showroom website – http://www.thehandmadeshowroom.com/about.
About Pacific Place: Occupying an entire city block at the bustling intersection of Sixth Avenue and Pine Street, downtown Seattle’s most heavily trafficked intersection, Pacific Place offers more than 50 shops and restaurants including Barney’s New York, Tiffany & Co., Kate Spade New York, Coach, lululemon, AMC Pacific Place 11 and Din Tai Fung. For more information, call (206) 405-2655, visit the web site at www.pacificplaceseattle.com, find Pacific Place Seattle on Facebookand on Twitter and Instagram.