This summer studio/DRIVE Magazine is launching a series of workshops where folx can share, learn and connect in culturally supportive settings.
On July 20, join us for a mobile earring workshop, facilitated by studio/DRIVE Founder, Elisa Watson-Smith. Whether you're experienced in the DIY game or just beginning, Elisa will help you get in touch with your inner designer and walk you through how to hand knot loose beads into jewelry.
Class size: 10 seats per session.
Level: Beginner. No experience necessary.
Duration: 2.5 hours (120 minutes)
Investment: $40 per person (no HST)
Location: 720 Bathurst Street @ Centre for Social Innovation Annex
Date /Time: Saturday July 20, 2019; 10am - 12:30pm
Refunds: No (however, we can switch to another workshop date or transfer your ticket to another person)
Gemstone mobile earrings by Elisa Watson-Smith.
ABOUT YOUR FACILITATOR
Elisa Watson-Smith (she/her) is Canadian born creator of Afro-Carribean heritage. She started her jewelry journey in 2007 as a self-taught designer, making her first necklace for an AGO Massive party. Since then, Elisa’s jewelry has been exhibited in France, Belgium, and Toronto. In 2014, Elisa learned how to silversmith at George Brown college, eventually launching ADORA WATSON, a namesake line of demi-fine jewelry in honor of her late grandmother. Elisa lives in Toronto and works out of her studio in the Junction Triangle.
WHAT WE'LL DO
Connect, have a good time and slay your accessory game with a pretty pair of earrings, handmade by you!
WHAT YOU'LL LEARN
The technical and artistic elements of how to knot beads on a string and transform them into a beautiful pair of earrings.
WHAT WILL BE AVAILABLE
Light refreshments inclusive of filtered water, coffee, loose leaf tea, organic dairy, almond milk, and a few light snacks. Elisa will check in with participants before the workshop to make note of any dietary restrictions.
WHAT TO EXPECT
An inclusive space where folx can feel comfortable with their identity. studio/DRIVE magazine strives to create safe spaces where individuals can be free from "isms" and "phobias". We're not down with discriminatory behavior and will do our best to foster positive experiences in a supportive, accepting environment. We hope we don’t fall short and if we do, we welcome the opportunity to be called in so we can apologize, learn from the experience and do better.
In this workshop, we'll be using our hands and small lightweight tools in tasks that require medium to high levels of dexterity. The venue has an elevator, is wheelchair accessible and has gender-neutral washrooms. The workshop venue is accessible by TTC; the nearest major intersection is Bloor and Bathurst.
For any questions or comments, please connect with us at firstname.lastname@example.org or our contact form (<< click the hyperlink to access the form).
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