Craft

The Art Cellar of Houston

Address:
1460 Eldridge Pkwy #120
77077 Houston , TX
United States
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Year of the Dog Chinese New Year Celebration and Open Studios

We are celebrating the Year of the Dog at Art Square Studios on Commerce!

We are celebrating the Chinese New Year in Studio 8- the Year of the Dog!


Stop by for some Chinese New Year treats, and to view our new Year of the Dog-related pieces.  Jain Jones, in Studio 20, and Marilyn Lewis, in Studio 15, will be open as well- come see their awesome work!  

We will be highlighting the amazing work of Barrio Dogs, and will have information about their organization and will be accepting donations for them on site.

Parking is free- either in the parking lot behind our building, or in the street.  Enter the building through the left rear door across from the parking lot.

Art Square Studios on Commerce
2315 Commerce Street
Houston, TX  77002

We are looking forward to seeing you all on 2/17!





When:
Feb 17, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Saturday Time & Price:
Free admission

HCCC SPRING BREAK

During Spring Break week, join Houston Center for Contemporary Craft

Join us for hands-on making and other activities that encourage visitors of all ages to explore craft and art making. Although it’s normally closed on Mondays and Tuesdays, HCCC will be open all week for this special event.

>>Hands-on Activities & Ask-Me Docent Tours, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

>>Self-Guided Activity Cards & Sketching in the Galleries, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Each morning of the week, participants can experiment with new materials, tools, and techniques through hands-on activities. Families are invited to thoroughly explore the current exhibitions, Light Charmer: Neon and Plasma in Action and Treachery of Material: The Surrealist Impulse in Craft, by spending time looking at art, talking, and sketching in the galleries with experienced docents. Visitors will also have the opportunity to explore the resident artists studios to gain insight into the inspirations and artistic processes of working artists.  HCCC Spring Break is free and open to the public.

Hands-on Activities
Hands-on activities require about 25 minutes to be completed. Activities will take place indoors and are on a first-come, first-served basis, while supplies last. Families and children of all ages are welcome to participate any time between 10 AM and 1 PM. Materials are provided.

Monday, March 12: Make Your Own Sketchbook
Participants will learn to bind their own sketchbook or journal, and use it to sketch out their next great idea or project.

Tuesday, March 13: Polymer Clay Jewelry
Participants are encouraged to express themselves by making colorful jewelry using polymer clay, cut into bold shapes.

Wednesday, March 14: Paper Marbling
Participants will experiment with the ornate form of paper decoration by adding colorful marbling.

Thursday, March 15: Weaving Bookmarks
Participants will problem solve and create a pattern by weaving a bookmark.

Friday, March 16: Abstract Wood Assemblages
Participants will build an abstract wood assemblage using a variety of shapes and sizes of wood.

When:
Mar 12, 2018 to Mar 16, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Monday Time & Price:
10:00-5:00 Free
Tuesday Time & Price:
10:00-5:00 Free
Wednesday Time & Price:
10:00-5:00 Free
Thursday Time & Price:
10:00-5:00 Free
Friday Time & Price:
10:00-5:00 Free
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CRAFT COMMUNITY DAY

Please join HCCC for Craft Community Day

A free spring event featuring local artist guilds and community groups. Visitors of all ages are invited to see a variety of craft demonstrations—previous years have included blacksmithing and metal arts, woodturning, weaving, knitting, ceramics, book arts, and more—and visit the resident artists’ studios, view current exhibitions, and find one-of-a-kind gifts in the Asher Gallery.

Check back for a list of participating artist guilds closer to the event date.

Craft Community Day replaces Hands-on Houston in March. HoH will resume in April!

Please note:  The HCCC parking lot will be blocked off for demonstrations, but street parking is available nearby.

When:
Mar 3, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes

CRAFT SOCIAL: PROCRASTINATOR’S VALENTINE’S DAY

Did Valentine’s Day catch you by surprise this year?

Join HCCC for “Procrastinator’s Valentine’s Day” at this month’s Craft Social. Learn how to make a whimsical pop-up Valentine, and discover the history of Valentine’s Day cards from Houston-based writer Liana Silva.  Liana will also assist you with your most difficult romantic quandaries and offer witty insights and humorous advice about a variety of relationship issues. (This will not be your typical “Dear Abby”-style advice!)

Don’t leave empty handed—emboss a copper pendant or key chain with initials or a personalized message to give to your special someone or keep for yourself!

About Liana Silver
Liana Silva is a writer, editor, and high-school teacher. She considers herself a New Yorker by birth, Puerto Rican by circumstance, and Houstonian by fate. Her current project, always on her mind, is a collection of personal essays about postcards and home. Read more about Liana here.

About Craft Social
Craft Social takes place on the third Thursday evening of each month and is a fun way for adults to explore contemporary craft through other disciplines and media. These casual, social events emphasize experimentation, curiosity, and innovation. Visitors are encouraged to drop by and participate. All events are free and on a first-come first-served basis. Capacity is limited.


When:
Feb 15, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

HANDS-ON HOUSTON: ABSTRACT MONOPRINTS

This month, join HCCC current resident artist Angel Oloshove to explore color, form, and texture by creating abstract monoprints.

Participants will experiment with color theory and shapes to create an expressive composition. Through exploring the color wheel, learn how to create new shades by mixing primary colors, and use both complimentary and contrasting colors to add a layer of texture to your print. Discover how Angel uses color combinations, such as ombre color pairs and organic shapes, in her own ceramic works and prints.

To find inspiration for your abstract shapes, visit Angel’s studio, the Craft Garden, and the new exhibition, Treachery of Material: The Surrealist Impulse in Craft. Then, unleash your imagination to create your own dynamic monoprint!

Note: Please allow 25 minutes to complete this activity. The activity will take place indoors and is on a first-come, first-served basis, while supplies last.

About Angel Oloshove
Angel Oloshove studied painting at California College of the Arts and later worked in graphic design and toy development in Tokyo. In 2009, she turned her focus to developing her studio practice in ceramic sculpture. Her work often experiments with painterly glazes to express feelings of transcendental experiences through form and color.  She has balanced a fine-art practice of sculptural ceramics with having her own line of functional design pottery, which is stocked in boutiques throughout the country, including Asher Gallery. Her exhibition, Floating Worlds, was selected as a “Critic’s Pick” for the April, 2015, issue of Artforum.  In 2015, she was named one of “Ten Modern Ceramists Shaping the Future” by AnOther Magazine. Angel’s ceramic designs and artworks were shown at the inaugural Texas Design Fair at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston. She has also exhibited at Gallery Hanahou (New York), Front St. Gallery (Oakland, CA), and several arts institutions across Japan. For more information on Angel’s work, please visit  http://www.angeloloshove.com/.

HANDS-ON HOUSTON is a free drop-in event held the first Saturday of every month. Each month, a teaching artist demonstrates a craft related to the current exhibitions. Families and children of all ages are welcome to come any time between 11 AM and 3 PM and participate in a 15 – 20 minute activity. Materials are provided. This program supports HCCC’s mission to advance education about the process, product, and history of craft. Learn more here.

When:
Feb 3, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
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FlowerPalooza

A Modern Twist on Valentine's Shopping

February 10th 10am – 4pm
at 350 W 19th St. 77008
at Emerson Rose Heights

Terrariums, Local Flowers, Seed Bombs, Flower Crowns, and More.

Pop Shop America is back this year at Emerson Rose as the perfect alternative to Valentine’s Day! Shop stylish indoor gardens like terrariums, flower crowns, and otherworldly florals that you won’t see anywhere else.

Joining us will be several local businesses that specialize in interesting and unique florals! Thorn Floral Studio will have fresh local bouquets and flower crowns. There will be tarot readings, cookie dough, and cotton candy too!

You can find plants, vessels, and flowers in lots of different colors in addition to plants that are super easy to care for. It’s perfect for yourself, your gals, and even the guys in your life! Or not into flowers? Find floral creations like essential oils, candles, perfume and more!

When:
Feb 10, 2018
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Cost:
Free
Time:
10:00 am
Saturday Time & Price:
10am - 4pm, Free
Location:
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SUMMER CRAFT CAMPS 2018

Introducing Summer Craft Camps at Houston Center for Contemporary Craft!

This summer, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft presents four, week-long craft camps for kids, ages 5 – 8 and 9 – 12.  Craft Camp is designed to encourage creativity, experimentation, and self- expression, while introducing kids to a variety of craft materials and processes. Campers will practice critical thinking skills through conversations with teaching artists and learning how to look at and talk about works of art. Through individual and group projects in the galleries and Craft Garden, kids will work with materials such as clay, fiber, and metal.

Campers will begin the week by making their own sketchbooks and exploring the resident artists’ studios.  Each day includes time in the galleries, an hour lunch break, and hands-on studio projects, including printing on fabric, weaving, and making clay figurines. The week culminates in a mini-exhibition opening, where friends and family can view the kids’ completed works of art!

Session 1, Ages 5 – 8:
Monday, June 11 – Friday, June 15 (9:00 AM – 2:00 PM)

Session 2, Ages 9 – 12:
Monday, June 25 – Friday, June 29  (9:00 AM – 2:00 PM)

Session 3, Ages 5 – 8:
Monday, July 9 – Friday, July 13  (9:00 AM – 2:00 PM)

Session 4, Ages 9 – 12:
Monday, July 23 – Friday, July 27  (9:00 AM – 2:00 PM)

Registration Fee (per child, per session): $250.  HCCC Member: $215
Registration opens February 1, 2018, 10:00 AM

Craft Camp Information

  • Craft Camp begins promptly at 9:00 AM and ends at 2:00 PM. Drop-off begins at 8:30 AM, and pick-up ends at 2:30 PM.
  • Campers must pack a nut-free lunch to eat during the supervised lunch break. A daily snack will be provided.
  • All materials, one camp T-shirt, and daily snack is included in the registration fee. (Kids must wear their camp T-shirt throughout the week, so a second shirt may be purchased in advance.)
  • Sessions 3 and 4 will cover the same projects as Sessions 1 and 2

Registration

  • Space is limited, and pre-registration is required. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Online registration begins February 1, 2018, at 10:00 AM.
  • Registration is only available online. For technical help, please contact the HCCC Education Department at 713-529-4848 ext. 112 or tfrank@crafthouston.org.
  • Craft Camp is designed for children ages 5 and older as of the beginning of the camp dates.  Children of ages 4 and under will not be admitted.

Cancellation Policy

Camp sessions are subject to cancellation or change by HCCC, due to low enrollment.  Registrants will be notified 14 days in advance if the session is cancelled.  If registrants need to cancel their reservation, they will receive a full refund, if they do so 14 days or more in advance of the session start date. No refunds will be made for cancellations made less than 14 days in advance of the start date.  Registrants should notify HCCC immediately of cancellation, so that children on the waiting list may attend in their place.

When:
Jun 11, 2018 to Jun 15, 2018
Online registration begins February 1, 2018, at 10:00 AM.
Cost:
Registration Fee (per child, per session): $250. HCCC Member: $215
Time:
9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
General Categories: 

Education Internship

Spring 2018

Spring 2018 Education Internship 


• Reports to: Education Director 
• Dates: Spring Semester, Dates TBD 
• Compensation: Non-paid / College credit 
• Classification: Part Time
Responsibilities 
• Prepare materials, samples, and material price lists for Hands-on Houston and other
education programs. 
• Develop and plan upcoming potential projects that align with exhibitions, including
sample projects, materials list, potential material price list or donation possibilities. 
• Clearly outline the possible steps for each project, how long it will take, how many
volunteers might be needed, and potential set-up for the activity. 
• Make sure projects encourage participant to be creative and practice problem-solving;
projects should include several artistic solutions. 
• Organize and maintain an inventory of the education supplies cabinet. 
• Interact with and teach the general public during Hands-on Houston craft activities and
other educational programs. 
• Maintain the education statistics spreadsheet. 
• General office and administrative tasks in support of the Education Director and
Education and Programs Manager. 
• Work with the Education and Programs Manager to develop a list of potential workshops
for HCCC that would encourage artistic problem solving. 
• Assist the general public with questions regarding the Center and programming. 
• Other duties as assigned by the Education Director and Education and Programs
Manager.
Requirements 
• Punctual and Responsible
• High School Diploma or equivalent 
• Current student or recent college graduate in the field of education, arts/administration,
or related field 
• Knowledge of Microsoft products 
• Willingness to work a flexible schedule, including nights and weekend programs 
• Ability to learn/or knowledge about contemporary craft 
• Ability to work with children 

How to Apply: 
Go to http://crafthouston.formstack.com/forms/internship_education-v3. Please
complete the form and upload a cover letter, including current resume and references. HCCC is
looking to fill this position as soon as possible.
Due Date: Feb 19, 2017
Contact Name: Natalie Svacina
Fee: Free
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Rituals

http://www.jomarvisions.com/rituals

JoMar Visions is proud to host the solo show "Rituals" for the amazing established artist Marcela Garcia Bonini. The artist has been awarded many times internationally throughout her artistic career and many of her works are in private and Corporate collections in Argentina, Italy, France, Germany, Sweden, Spain , Colombia and the US.

This exhibit brings us the contemplation of a simple cup of coffee as symbolic and full of meaning. The artist combined a highly industrialized product, the recycled coffee capsules, with a handcrafted product, the recycled silk and cotton yarns which she used to bind and keep the capsules together. 
When:
Jan 27, 2018
- Unique fine art by Marcela Garcia Bonini- Free & Open to the public- Plenty of on site Parking- Complimentary Hors d'Oeuvres - Drinks served by  AR Bartending Service.
Cost:
Free
Time:
6:00 pm


PO BOX 66494
Houston, TX 77266-6494


713.868.1839


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