Creative Flow Fridays - Hot Process Soap Making
May
31
7:00 PM19:00

Creative Flow Fridays - Hot Process Soap Making

What you’ll learn: A basic recipe, and the skills and practices of how to make your own batch of soap.

Tia Cole of Hervor Soaps will take you through her favorite soap recipe – a hands on experience for people that want to make soap but are nervous about the process. You’ll go through a recipe, and show the process of how to calculate and mix a batch of soap. Everyone will be leave with knowledge, recipe card and their own bar of Hervor Soaps.

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Creative Flow Fridays - Painting  Abstract Watercolors
Jun
14
7:00 PM19:00

Creative Flow Fridays - Painting Abstract Watercolors

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This workshop is a drop in from 7-9 during the Lynn Arts GALA show.
This watercolor workshop is an opportunity for the beginner to learn the medium in an abstract format to avoid our inner critic from stating " That doesn't look like.....!" So we play and learn or simply practice. Watercolor is a fun medium that allows us to explore color combinations and how they blend as well as take on new shapes and forms. We will also be adding ink to our watercolor to explore the contrast in these two mediums. This is a fun workshop for beginners and also for experienced artists to enjoy playing!

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Art Week transpARTation
Apr
26
3:30 PM15:30

Art Week transpARTation

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We’re activating transpARTation from station to station in this unique regional transit experience! Rush Hour can be enjoyable when you’re riding through waves of art. To kick off ArtWeek, we’ll put an artistic regional touch on the purple rail trail to give you a glimpse of what some of your favorite North Shore destinations have in store for you that week. Enjoy live music, watch paintings come together before your very eyes, and release your inner Picasso with the chance to create some art of your own on each commuter rail platform. Though our programs will cause you to veer off the tacks, art and transit continue to keep us connected.

*transpARTation is part of a larger initiative with the Downtown Lynn Cultural District, Swampscott’s ReachArts and Salem’s Public Art Commission. Be sure to check out their event listings as well, and don’t miss a single stop on your commute home!*

I'll be playing music on the platform in Lynn's Central Square. I'll have a small sound system for anyone who wants to sing a song.

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T-Shirt Weaving #CreativeFlowFridays
Mar
1
7:00 PM19:00

T-Shirt Weaving #CreativeFlowFridays

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Got a T-shirt that's way too big and might as well be a night shirt? Let's cut it.

Bring your shirt and we supply the rest. We will share our favorite cutting and weaving techniques, a simple no-sew way to upcycle clothes that have become mis-shapen or were a little (or a lot) too big in the first place.

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"I HEAR YA"  Couples Communication Workshop #CreativeFlowFridays
Feb
15
7:00 PM19:00

"I HEAR YA" Couples Communication Workshop #CreativeFlowFridays

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"I HEAR YA" Listening to each other, couples communication workshop. during this workshop the couple will learn the value of listening to their partner, the power of distraction and interrupting, Learn about the ancient indigenous peoples tradition of the talking stick. How to use and make one for your family. this work incorporates roleplay, and artmaking as a couple. It is very enlightening and fun to do as a couple.

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Vision Boards Take 2! -  Creative Flow Special Edition
Feb
2
2:00 PM14:00

Vision Boards Take 2! - Creative Flow Special Edition

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Back by Popular demand!
Create a collage of things that you'd like to attract to your life in 2019. Learn to set goals visually so that you can realize your dreams

Vision boards are powerful because they build an image of our future and help us visualize our hopes and goals. They’re more than a collage; they’re a collection of our images and imagination. They name our lives and ourselves as we’d love for them to be. The process of making a vision board is exploratory and thoughtful — it’s a little adventure you take yourself on as you allow yourself to wonder and zoom in on your own desires. And when they’re done, they serve as beautiful reminders of who we are and where we want to head. vision board materials and magazines (feel free to bring your own)
a creative and supportive tribe to vision with

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Creative Flow Fridays - Vision Boards
Jan
18
7:00 PM19:00

Creative Flow Fridays - Vision Boards

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Create a collage of things that you'd like to attract to your life in 2019. Learn to set goals visually so that you can realize your dreams

Vision boards are powerful because they build an image of our future and help us visualize our hopes and goals. They’re more than a collage; they’re a collection of our images and imagination. They name our lives and ourselves as we’d love for them to be. The process of making a vision board is exploratory and thoughtful — it’s a little adventure you take yourself on as you allow yourself to wonder and zoom in on your own desires. And when they’re done, they serve as beautiful reminders of who we are and where we want to head. vision board materials and magazines (feel free to bring your own)
a creative and supportive tribe to vision with

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Creative Flow Fridays - Hand Painted Wood Signs
Jan
4
7:00 PM19:00

Creative Flow Fridays - Hand Painted Wood Signs

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Grab a friend and come make an amazing Wood Sign

With our no-experience required workshops led by our talented instructors, we supply the tools and fun, while you bring your buds and suds. (Did you know you can BYOB? You can!) 

Together, we’ll show you how easy and effortless it is to tap into your inner crafter to create a one-of-a-kind piece of art for your home that you’ll treasure for years to come.** YES WE CAN HOST YOUR GROUP or EVENT!

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Community Mandala a Public Art Project at Lynn Arts Open Studios
Nov
17
10:00 AM10:00

Community Mandala a Public Art Project at Lynn Arts Open Studios

Come help us complete our Community Mandala Project

About this Event

During Lynn Arts Open Studio we will be continuing our Community Mandala project that was started at this summers Rock the Block.

Drawing mandalas is a form of art therapy that can reduce anxiety, tension and overall stress. Drawing stimulates creativity and is a way to release emotional blockages.

Our project is free and open to the public, donations for materials is always welcomed.

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Listening in on Stones A Poetry Workshop
Oct
27
2:00 PM14:00

Listening in on Stones A Poetry Workshop

Listening in on Stones

Hold 
It. Warm
It with your own life.
Listen to its near and far
Pulse, its sounds
Its messages….

This workshop is the second of for poetry enthusiasts of any age. And ability. We will work with natural objects: stones : we will develop empathy and creative imagination for what is right here in our environment, and we will write, process, and speak the poems out loud, and learn from the lively and accessible ways McKim has used for years to inspire poems that are waiting to be found, shaped, and expressed…This workshop can be used with families, therapeutic groups, teachers, and students of all ages and abilities. It has a clear structure which you can follow and use for further explorations in writing.

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