April 2018 Events

April 2018 Events

Saturday, April 7th 3-5pm Make Your Own Snuffle Mat Benefit Class

Class Cost $15 Suggested Donation

Join us to make a snuffle mat for your pup! What is a snuffle mat, you may wonder? A snuffle mat is a toy you can make for dogs who like to sniff to find treats or kibble to spice up dinner or play time. Brainy dogs, anxious dogs, herdy dogs.... many types of dogs love this type of enrichment. No superb crafting skills are required! In fact, the more imperfect, the more interesting for your dog to snuffle around with. If you can use scissors and tie a knot, you are good to go! Don't have a dog that will use the snuffle mat? Any snuffle mats made can be donated if you choose, to dogs being fostered by ACDRA. ACDRA is the rescue group we will be giving all the proceeds to. Check out their website for more information on the work they are doing! Hope to see you there!! 
http://www.acdra.org/

Sunday April 8th, 11am-1pm - Featured Artist Pop Up Shop with Jacquelyn O'Brien

Stop in and meet Little Button Craft's Featured Artist for April 2018, Jacquelyn O'Brien. See what she's working on, and take some of her art home with you!

From Jacquie's Website:
Jacquelyn O'Brien is a living and working artist, professor and founder of Politits: Art Coalition. In the past six years she has been in 25 exhibitions, most notably, 2011 in a two person exhibition “Rough Relationships”, 2012 the 'Lombardo Award Exhibition', 2013 a solo exhibition “Second Thoughts", 2014 in a juried exhibition “Convergence”, 2015 in thesis exhibition "Open Up", solo exhibition "Hysterical" at the Joy Gallery, “Down Below” a solo exhibition of her mono-print work and was the winner of the Rochester Contemporary Sculpture Award at Sonneberg Gardens in the summer of 2017. Also, in 2012 Ms. O'Brien won the Lombardo Award at Buffalo State College, (at which she received her BFA in sculpture), involving a networking trip to New York City, an award exhibition and exhibition of work at the All SUNY show. While working toward her BFA, Jacquelyn received four separate research grants to further her study of sculpture. Once receiving her BFA in spring 2013, she was awarded a six week residency at The Osage Arts Community in Belle, MO. After teaching at The Osage Arts Community and making work during her residency, Jacquelyn completed her MFA at Rochester Institute of Technology. In 2016-17 Ms. O'Brien was in three residencies at The Yards Collaborative Arts Space in January 2016, Osage Community Center in March 2016 and Main Streets Art Gallery in January – February 2017. Currently, Ms. O'Brien is working at her studio, teaching as an adjunct faculty member at RIT, managing the visitor center at the National Susan B. Anthony Museum and House, running The Politits Art Coalition, as well as preparing for upcoming exhibitions.

 

Sunday April 8th 1-4pm - Crocheting for Beginners

Class Cost: $30

Feeling the need to cozy up by the fire and learn a new skill? 

Come to Little Button Craft to learn how to crochet your own handmade goods! As an accomplished fiber artist, Jacquelyn O'Brien will teach you all the little tricks for making your work in a fun and efficient way! By learning one simple loop you will be able to make scarves, blankets, pot holders and more!

All materials are provided for you, even you very own crochet hook to keep when you leave for the admission price of $30 per person.

Wednesday, April 11th 6-7:30pm - Chalk Lettering Class

Class Cost: $25

Join Brittany Statt of Bee Paper House for one of her fantastic, typically sold out, classes! In this class, you will learn the basics of chalk lettering. You'll also leave with a marker and small chalkboard so you can continue your letter work at home! 

This class is BYO friendly, bring a bottle of wine or a drink to share with your classmates!

Saturday April 14th, 5-7pm - Learn To Knit Class

Class Cost $35

Always wanted to get the needles clicking? This is the class for you!

We will cover basic cast on, knitting, and purling techniques. The class will explore yarns, patterns, all things common to basic knitting. Learning to knit can be so relaxing and satisfying, as well as creating items to keep or give as gifts.

By the end of class, you will be able to knit a simple scarf. Materials will be included

A bit about your teacher, Susan Newman: Susan is a creative knitter who, because of her left-handedness, taught herself to knit 12 years ago. Even though she boldly opened her own knitting shop before she learned how to knit! She combined her sense of color and adventure into setting up a retail space that soon became a haven for knitters of all skill levels. Her passion for fiber led her to stock the shop with a wide variety of natural yarns. Susan prides herself in the ability to connect with customers and "students" of all ages, leading them to the joy and satisfaction of the knitting experience. 

Saturday, April 8th, 12-4pm Darling Rage Creations Pop Up Shop

BIO: Molly Elizabeth is the artist and magical color painting unicorn behind Darling Rage Creations (@thedarlingrage on Instagram) She is known for her use of vibrant colors, bold forms, and abstract compositions. A self-proclaimed process-based artist, she is passionate about using color and creativity to express the beautiful mess that makes up all our lives. As a fiery advocate for intersectional feminism and host of the Darling Rage Nation podcast, she pulls inspiration from the voices of the women she interviews and the diverse stories they tell.

Sunday, April 15th 1-3:30pm - Intro to Resin Jewelry Making

Class Cost: $35

Learn how to work with resin and create beautiful jewelry on your first try! Artist Amanda Preske has been creating handmade resin jewelry for ten years and will teach you how to use epoxy resin and produce beautiful, bubble-free pendants. Each student will be able to make at least five pendants and Amanda will provide a tips and tricks sheet to help you outside the classroom. Amanda will provide a complete materials kit but please bring any photos, papers, mementos and ephemera that you would like to turn into pendants.

Wednesday, April 18th 6-7:30pm - Silencing Your Inner Critic Workshop

Class Cost: $15

In this class, we will talk tackle the topic of the inner critic - that mean voice inside of all of us that tends to yell louder whenever we try to tap into our creativity. We will dive into discussion, and some solid, practical methods that you can use to turn down the volume on that voice, and move forward with your life and creativity. 
We will talk about: 
- Why the inner critic gets so much louder when we are creative
- What fear has to do with all of this
- How to personify and silence that inner critic (ways to flip that negativity on its head)
- Tips to take into the everyday to boost confidence in our own voice
On top of juicy discussion and practical teaching, there will be some other super fun surprises ;) Don't miss it!
Saturday, April 21st 12-4pm - Cire d'Abeille Skincare Pop Up Shop
Cire d'Abeille Skincare started as a DYI by Ashley Monney in May 2016. She wanted to create a lip balm that was free of parabens, artificial colors, and chemicals. Her lip balms contain naturally based ingredients. Cire d'Abeille has been recognized by the Coalition for Consumer Information (Leaping Bunny) as cruelty-free. Her products have never, nor will ever, be tested on animals.

After her friends, co-workers and family tried the prototype of lip balm, they encouraged her to make more and start selling them at local businesses. Monney partners with local businesses by using their products in her lip balms. She uses beeswax and honey from local Upstate NY beekeepers.

Cire d'Abeille Skin Care products has branched out from lip balms, to also produce sugar scrubs, body lotions, and salt soaks.
For a complete list of products, please contact Cire d'Abeille Skin Care online at www.AbeilleSkinCare.com
Wednesday April 25th, 5-7pm - Knitting Refresher Course
Class Cost $30
For those who have knitted but don't remember what they forgot!
A brief and rapid overview of things you used to know but are not confident enough to begin again without some moral support and refreshing. 
Bring some yarn and needles, and get back in the knitting groove!
Saturday April 28th, 12-4pm - Unstrung Studios Pop Up Shop
 Looking for the perfect mothers day gift? Unstrung Studios will be popping up with wood burnt lettering, anatomy, and houseware items perfect for the kick ass momma in your life. Plus? Woodburner in tow, you'll be able to choose from some customizable pieces for a truly one of a kind gift!
Saturday, April 28th 1-4:30pm - Intermediate Needle Felting: Dinosaur
Class Cost $35
Learn the art of Needle Felting while making a darling little long neck dinosaur. Nancy Topolski will instruct and advise you as you take wool roving and turn it into a a needle felted dinosaur. All supplies included and you can keep 1 felting needle and a piece of foam.
Sunday, April 29th, 1-3pm - Knitting 101: Advanced Beginner
Class Cost $35

Nurture your creativity with Knitting 101. 

For those who already know basic knitting techniques and want to expand their knowledge. This class will cover understanding: Gauge, reading patterns/charts, abbreviations, increasing and decreasing, finishing, "I" cord, picking up dropped stitches, and a basic "stitch gallery". 

Materials will be provided.

A bit about your teacher, Susan Newman: Susan is a creative knitter who, because of her left-handedness, taught herself to knit 12 years ago. Even though she boldly opened her own knitting shop before she learned how to knit! She combined her sense of color and adventure into setting up a retail space that soon became a haven for knitters of all skill levels. Her passion for fiber led her to stock the shop with a wide variety of natural yarns. Susan prides herself in the ability to connect with customers and "students" of all ages, leading them to the joy and satisfaction of the knitting experience.