Make an Arty Apron With Corrine Gilman
Full fun ahead on Tuesday, September 17 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Art Up Front Street in Exeter. Paint, stamp, stencil and draw with markers to make a whimsical arty apron. No rules, except to have fun. Experiment and be playful! Beginners welcome.
~ Learn simple techniques for stamping and mono-printing using things from around the house.
~ Make your own foam stamps to use and take home.
~ ALL MATERIALS (and apron) INCLUDED.
What to bring: Wear old clothes, and bring rubber gloves to protect your hands from paints and ink.
Sign up: Adults only. Please sign up by email to email@example.com. Limited to eight students.
About the instructor: Corrine Gilman is a mixed media textile artist with a studio at Art Up Front Street. She uses recycled materials in her work whenever possible. She incorporates, fabric dyeing, printing, painting, and abstract stitching.
“Stitching by hand is a meditative activity for me and I feel that if I put good into my work, then I put good into the world,” says Gilman. Her work is her joy and feeds her soul. “I approach every day as a creative eye opener and try to notice the world around me … then let it inform my work and bring the intuitive to the stitch.”
Gilman’s art story dolls are often created from her dreams which then lead to their personalities being expressed through “the stitch.” Whimsy, color and humor are big parts of her creations. She can be found on Instagram and Etsy, and her work has traveled all over the world.
~ Art Up Front Street is an artists’ collective with nine working studio spaces in Exeter. We host two large open studios each year on the first weekends in May and November.
~ We make art and we exhibit the work of our artists, plus we welcome an occasional guest artist or collaboration with other local art groups. Our gallery has original paintings, prints, photography, abstracts, landscapes, adornments, watercolor, jewelry, stitched expressions and assemblage. We are proud to be the first artist collective in Exeter.
~ Classroom space is available to rent by other area artists and good-energy-spreaders.
~ Art Up Front Street is located at 120 Front St. in uptown Exeter near the railroad tracks. Easy to spot, just look for the yellow flower murals! Free parking is on the left rear side of the studio in the back lot.
~ Open five days a week. Regular hours: Tuesday and Wednesday 10 a.m.-7 p.m., plus Thursday to Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Closed holidays. For more information, go to ArtUpFrontStreet.com. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Find us on Instagram, Facebook Trip Advisor. Call (603) 418-6286.