Your weekly digest for hands-on creative activities in Vancouver

Makers Digest 3/2/15

We are fascinated by Rachael Ashe’s hand cut paper creations, the meticulous details of which are often mistaken for something machine made. This week Rachel is showing at Cityscape Community Art Space and doing a paper cutting demo at the North Vancouver Art Crawl. We caught up with her to find out more about her process. Read On >>

Upcoming Events

Monday, March 3, 2015

ESF & UBC 3-Day Spring Market - March 3 - 5
For three days in March, the Eastside Flea will be back again taking over the UBC Student Union Building (SUB) with a fun & diverse marketplace to give students the opportunity to buy affordable goods from our ESF roster of vendors, as well as sell some of their own unwanted belongings (school supplies, books, clothing, furniture, house decor, etc) as well!! More

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Screenprinting Workshop - 6:00 - 9:00 pm
This workshop has been taught by Yuriko Iga, every Wednesday for the past 10 years and has been designed to be the easiest way to print at home. Includes your first 8×10 screen burn, test prints, and membership to open studio. A worthwhile investment. More

Friday, March 6, 2015

Creative Mornings Vancouver: Martin Jackson - 8:30 - 10:00 am
Creative Mornings Vancouver featuring Martin Jackson.  Martin Jackson was born in Sheffield, England, and emigrated to Canada in 1966. He has almost 60 years of experience as a graphic designer and calligrapher, and for over 46 years has run his own design studio in Vancouver. As one of Canada’s foremost calligraphers he has lectured and taught across Canada, the US, Japan and Europe. More

Introduction to Sewing - 11:30 - 2:30 pm
Knowing the ins and outs of a sewing machine will set you on the right path for any of your sewing projects. If you are new to sewing or need a refresher from using your Mom’s machine years ago, this workshop will help get you on your way! You will apply your newly acquired sewing skill and make a cute project during this class! More

Purely Paper Opening Reception - 7:00 - 9:00 pm
A paper art exhibition featuring large scale installations, sculptures, drawings, origami and 2D & 3D paper cuts. Participating artists: Joseph Wu - origami, Rachael Ashe - cut work, Mehran Modarres-Sadeghi - drawing, Connie Sabo - installation, Anyuta Gusakova - sculpture. More

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Backyard Seed Saving 9:30 - 11:00 am 
Join this workshop to learn the fundamentals of seed saving in your backyard! More

Watercolour Basics with Peri Nilan 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
This course, for beginners, will cover watercolour materials and demonstrate easy exercises to introduce you to colour mixing, washes, drybrush, how to create unique textural effects, masking and lifting techniques. More

Easter Bunny Workshop 10:30 am - 12:30 pm 
Join this needle felting workshop at Bird on a Wire and make Easter bunnies. More

East Van Indie Swap 11:00 am - 5:00 pm 
This event focuses more on our local small business vendors, but it wouldn't be an Eastside Flea if some sweet handpicked vintage wasn't thrown in the mix too! More

Kirigami Paper Cutting 1:00 - 3:00 pm 
Using freeform paper-cutting, Rachael Ashe creates intricate abstract artwork. She will demonstrate kirigami, the Japanese style of symmetrical cut paper design combining paper folding and cutting. Rachael will also have samples for visitors to try their hands at kirigami. More

Laser 101 2:00 - 4:00 pm 
Learn how to use a laser cutter to cut, etch, and engrave designs in a variety of materials up to 36" x 24" and up to 3/4" thick in this safety and orientation class. Work with wood, acrylic, paper, cardboard, fabric, leather, and much more. More

Sunday, March 8, 2015

DIY Easter Gift Basket 1:00 - 3:00 pm 
Make a holiday themed basket out of recyclable or old items brought from home including cereal boxes and old t-shirts. More

Curated by Denise Corcoran of Thrifty by Design

Photos donated with love from Shutterstock

There you have it! Our roundup for this week! Want to see your event listed? 
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