do it yourself... better
Feliz, a weekend-long art show and sale, has announced a series of workshops that will be lead by a variety of artisans on Saturday, November 3, one day before the Feliz holiday shopping extravaganza takes over the Palm Door.
Back in June, we met with co-creators Natalie Davis and Abby Powell, who described Feliz as a way to "bring handmade to the masses in a way that's thoughtful and well-curated." As artists themselves, the two combined forces to tap into a dense network of "local and national artists, makers and craftspeople" who would be interested in showing and selling their work during the first weekend of November at the Feliz holiday sale.
However, the idea of a holiday sale quickly expanded into a three-day event where customers and artists could interact on a level more intimate than a sales transaction. "When we started planning Feliz, it was very important that this event be more than just selling things," says Powell of the addition of workshops. "We are lucky to have learned a lot from friends and mentors and wanted to pass that great feeling around."
Eight individual workshops were announced on Monday, ranging from lessons in indigo dying to the intricacies of jewelry making. Be warned that each workshop comes at a price, but all last for several hours under the guidance of a well-known artisan with an average cap of 10-15 students.
Beginning Beaded Jewelry Design with Kate Miss of Kate Miss Jewelry
Natural Indigo Dye Workshop with Maura Grace of Folk Fibers
Happiness for Your Walls (Shadowbox + Hand Lettering) with Shanna Murray
Hand Carved Stamps for Handmade Wrapping Paper with Elinor Nissley of Krank Press
Etsy 101: Keys to Selling Your Art of Product Online with Caroline and Jose Vasquez of Paloma's Nest
Riveted Pendant Workshop with Christine Fail of Fail Jewelry
A Medley of Floral Texture with Ashley Bailey of The Byrd Collective
Photo Accordion Books with Sarah Nielsen of Book Bound Bindery
If a course in the list above strikes your fancy, you'll want to reserve your spot as soon as possible as the small groups are already filling up.
Worst case scenario, if you're late to the game, you can always hit the holiday sale the following day to check out these designers and many more.
Register for the Feliz workshops taking place at Casa De Luz on Saturday, November 3 here. The Feliz sale will take place Sunday, November 4 at the Palm Door. Entrance is free.