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November 2018

Giant Knit Blanket Workshop

November 11 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Learn how to make a dreamy, super thick and cozy knit blanket out of wool roving, plus tips and techniques for caring for these blankets. No knitting experience required! Price: $180 for undyed wool or $195 for color // Register: https://www.allhandsworkshops.com/events/2018/11/11/giant-knit-blanket What you will learn in this workshop: - a “table knitting” technique, where you will form the stitches with your hands rather than using knitting needles - how to source additional wool roving - how to graft ends together…

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Black Mesa Weavers in Santa Cruz: Rug Sale & Speakers

November 11 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History, 705 Front St
Santa Cruz, 95060 United States
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A special event with Diné (Navajo) weavers and elder matriarchs from Black Mesa/Big Mountain, Arizona who are in their fifth decade of resistance to forced relocation policies and coal mining on their ancestral homelands. * SPEAKERS * - Rena Babbitt Lane (Naakaii Dine’é clan born for Tódích’íi’nii, Sovereign Diné Nation) - Glenna Begay (Táchii’nii clan, born for Tł’ízí Łání, Sovereign Diné Nation) - Eleanor Castro (Awaswas/Mutsun Ohlone, Amah Mutsun Tribal Band) * RUG & CRAFT SALE * A rare opportunity…

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Cards & Community on Veteran’s Day

November 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History, 705 Front St
Santa Cruz, 95060 United States
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Spend the morning crafting, playing games, and getting to know other families in your community. Enjoy a special Veteran’s Day Play Event at the MAH focusing solely on building community and thanking the Veterans that made it all possible. Gather your friends, families, and others around you to play games, make a paper airplane, or make a card for a Veteran in your life. Don’t know someone? The MAH will send it along for you to ensure it makes it…

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Astrology Embroidery Workshop

November 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Bring the stars to fabric in this 2-hour embroidery workshop led by Jamie Keil! No embroidery knowledge necessary. Register: Must register in advance online at: https://www.allhandsworkshops.com/events/2018/11/12/astrology-embroidery-workshop. Cost: $50. What you will do in this workshop: - pick your color fabric and thread - pick a zodiac sign constellation (yours, a friends, a lover’s, a child’s) - transfer the astrology constellation to the fabric - embroider the constellation! - finish the ends to make a professional looking piece The following supplies…

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Wreath Making with the Farmer’s Market

November 16 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History, 705 Front St
Santa Cruz, 95060 United States
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Get ready for the holiday season at the MAH by making a wreath with the Santa Cruz Farmer's Market. Come by yourself, with your friends or family to make, create and go home with a fabulous wreath! This event starts at 5 pm and will continue until supplies last. This event is free, family friendly and drop in. Made possible in part by PG&E, Nordic Naturals, Santa Cruz Economic Development, and MAH Members. https://www.facebook.com/events/2163829093876758/

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Block Printed Holiday Cards Workshop

November 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Learn the essentials of block printing from Joan P Bogart and carve your own printing block. Create a set of your own holiday cards to take home and make more later on your own! Register: Must register in advance online at: https://www.allhandsworkshops.com/events/2018/11/16/block-printed-holiday-cards. Cost: $60. In this workshop, we will: learn how to transfer a drawing onto a softkut rubber block safely carve out the negative space of a drawing learn how to mix and roll ink onto your printing block…

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Watercolor Full Moons Workshop

November 17 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Learn how to paint a watercolor full moon embellished with gold leaf and pressed flowers! This workshop will be led by Kate Shriner. Beginners welcome. Register: Must register in advance online at: https://www.allhandsworkshops.com/events/2018/11/17/full-moon-watercolor-gold-leaf-pressed-flowers. Cost: $55. In this workshop, we will: - learn techniques for applying layers of watercolor - paint a unique and dreamy full moon - apply gold leafing and embellish with pressed flowers to complete our masterpiece! The following supplies are included: - watercolor paints, palette and brush…

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Glass Terrarium Workshop

November 17 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Bring life into your space! Get creative building your own unique terrarium with a variety of eye-catching plants. Price: $84 // Register: https://www.allhandsworkshops.com/events/2018/11/17/glass-terrarium In this workshop, we will: - choose from an array of beautiful glass terrariums - play with plants of different shapes and sizes, including cactus, succulents, herbs and flowers - learn basic transplanting techniques - experiment with different plant designs - go over good plant care habits The following supplies are included: - glass terrariums - soil…

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Words Woven Together: Artist Talk w/ Allyce Wood

November 17 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History, 705 Front St
Santa Cruz, 95060 United States
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Delve deeper into Semi-Set Vertical Blue with exhibiting artist Allyce Wood. Explore the story behind the artwork on view in the MAH’s stairwell and learn more about how Allyce uses Jacquard weaving in her work. Attendees will also get a chance to weave their own words with an artist-led activity following the talk. Learn more about the artist: https://www.allycewood.com/bio.html https://www.facebook.com/events/2070358443274804/

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Sip & Shop

November 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Artisans & Agency, 1368 Pacific Ave
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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Holiday shop with us! Join us for some socializing, shopping while you sip! We will have complimentary tea and wine and snacks. $5 raffle tickets (6 for $25) to win some high quality prizes sponsored by the Westlake PTA. Artisans Gallery is donating 20% of the proceeds to Westlake Elementary School. https://www.facebook.com/events/925157031003438/

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POWER HOUR of FUN

November 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History, 705 Front St
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States

POWER HOUR is a non-stop participatory event made up of 60 minute-long experiences. You will arm wrestle, you will meditate, you will play hide-and-go-seek in the museum…if you can last the hour. Here’s how it works: At the beginning of the hour, facilitator Elise Granata presses play on a video that displays different vibrant prompts– like “Yell” or “Speed Figure Drawing”– for everyone to follow. Each experience lasts one minute. The whole thing lasts one hour. At the end, you’ll…

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Embroidery Night & Clothing Swap

November 30 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History, 705 Front St
Santa Cruz, 95060 United States
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Great for experienced and new embroiderers, we will have practical demonstrations of how to get started. There will also be fun easy sewing crafts for kids. Bring your own bag or t-shirt if you want, but we will have patches you can use! This is an all ages, free drop in activity. Come MAKE with us. https://www.facebook.com/events/187252338881248/

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December 2018

Artisans Gift Sale 2018

December 1 @ 10:00 am - December 2 @ 4:00 pm
The Santa Cruz County Veterans Memorial Building, 846 Front St
Santa Cruz, 95060 United States
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You are invited to a unique sale of exquisite, handcrafted gifts, all $25 or LESS! Find one-of-a-kind items for everyone on your list. This is the eleventh year of this sale, and what makes it special is that all items are locally made, high quality and affordable. Bring your friends, do your holiday shopping, and support local artists. FREE ADMISSION! https://www.facebook.com/events/272732070018439/

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Downtown Santa Cruz Makers Market

December 2 @ 10:00 am - December 3 @ 5:00 pm

Time to get your Holiday shopping on! Bring the whole family and shop local on Sunday, December 2 at the Downtown Santa Cruz Makers Market on Pacific Ave. between Water & Locust Streets. 10am-5pm Over 40 local artists! Live music ALL day by Jasmine Bailey Apple City Slough Band & Taylor Rae FREE Admission! The Downtown Santa Cruz Makers Market happens on the first Sunday of the month! Come on out and #supportthelocals ! Sponsored by Renewalbyandersen.com Santa Cruz Mountains…

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Holiday Play Day

December 2 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History, 705 Front St
Santa Cruz, 95060 United States
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Celebrate the start of the Holidays by playing at the MAH. Sugar cube igloo making, paper snowflakes, igloo fort building and hot cocoa! This event is Free, Drop in and for all ages. https://www.facebook.com/events/2153184548269085/

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Free First Friday: Wishy Wonderland and Teen Art Market

December 7 @ 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History, 705 Front St
Santa Cruz, 95060 United States
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Make the MAH a stop on your Santa Cruz First Friday Art Tour. Explore three floors of exhibitions for free, share your wishes for the New Year, and buy crafts from local teens! ART ACTIVITY | 5-9 PM | Atrium | Come to celebrate the winter by making snowflakes and sharing your wishes for the new year ahead. We will be making an art installation called Wishy Wonderland with all your creations!. TEEN ART MARKET| 5-9 PM | Garden Room…

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Level Up Winter Art Show

December 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Level Up Video Games, 113 Locust St
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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Level Up is hosting its annual art show! This is your opportunity to find that unique, locally made gift for the video game fan in your life. Every year we host a group of very talented local artists who love video games as much as we do. The artists are here showing off and selling everything from prints, shirts leather, glass, ceramics, and more. This is a fee event and all proceeds of sales go directly to the artists. Join…

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Holiday Artisan Food & Gift Market

December 15 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Food Lounge's annual Holiday Artisan Food & Gift Market is a great festive place to get all your most unique gifts, foods and holiday staples. Shop all LOCAL vendors and support our community's most creative and mission-based small businesses! Artisan Foods (jams, salt, chocolate, mole...) Fresh Foods (baked goods, meat pies...) Jewelry (seaglass, modern, beaded) Body Products, Candles, Essential Oils Scarves, Textiles & Clothing Art (fabric art, print art, cards) ...and more... Do not miss! Over 20 vendors. https://www.facebook.com/events/327735934693712/

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