Event Date: 01/17/2020 - 02/21/2020   Event Time: All Day

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UNC Asheville’s juried international exhibition, Drawing Discourse, will open with special events on Jan. 17-18 featuring renowned artists including juror William Beckman. The 44 works in the exhibition were chosen from more than 1,000 submissions that came from more than 300 artists from five different countries. Due to renovation work at UNC Asheville’s Owen Hall, this 11th annual edition of Drawing Discourse will be hosted at the Elizabeth Holden Gallery at Warren Wilson College in Swannanoa, N.C. with free admission and gallery hours 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, and noon-4 p.m. Saturdays through Feb. 21. https://www.unca.edu/events-and-news/event/drawing-discourse-2020/

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701 Warren Wilson Rd , Asheville, NC 28805
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Event Date: 01/20/2020 - 03/14/2020   Event Time: All Day

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1345 Hendersonville Road , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 01/30/2020   Event Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Which is better: knitting or crocheting? Although knitting is all the rage these days, many think crocheting is where it’s at. If you like finishing projects quickly and hate fixing mistakes, you’ll love learning how to crochet in this four-week course! Camille Daunno has been crocheting since she was old enough to hold a hook, and teaching folks—both kids and adults—how to crochet for almost as long! In the first two classes, Camille will cover the “mechanics” of crocheting, including how to read a pattern and understand crochet terms. After that, you’ll learn how to make a chain and form all the basic crochet stitches: single, double, half double, triple (or treble) crochet. Finally, you’ll learn how to increase and decrease and make a simple finished edge. For just $25 per class, you’ll gain a skill that will not only last a lifetime but is filled with endless creative possibilities! Best of all, after you “graduate,” you’ll be welcome to attend a FREE Stitching Circle at Purple Crayon! For more information, or to register, visit the Purple Crayon website: www.purplecrayonavl.com/workshops.

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50 N Merrimon Ave, Ste 111 , Asheville, NC 28804
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Event Date: 02/08/2020   Event Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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If you’ve ever seen a tie-dye t-shirt—and who hasn’t if you live in Asheville?—you’ve seen the effect a “resist” can have on fabric. It can produce beautiful and complex art pieces. In this workshop, fiber artist, Jo-Ann Jensen, will teach you how to paint on silk using three different methods of resist: batik, serti, and shibori. First, you’ll create a 16”x16” silk painting using batik, or “wax drawing.” Jo-Ann will show you how to use a kistka and tjanting tool to create a colorful heart by applying a soy and beeswax resist—just in time for Valentine’s Day! Then, you’ll learn about the serti paint resist method, and, if time allows, you’ll have the opportunity to incorporate it into your piece as well. Finally, you’ll create a second 16”x16” silk painting using shibori: folding, twisting, tying, or binding fabric to create a resist. When your pieces are dry, you can display them individually or join them together to make a pillow or piece of wall art. For more information, or to register, visit the Purple Crayon website: www.purplecrayonavl.com/workshops.

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50 N Merrimon Ave, Ste 111 , Asheville, NC 28804
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Event Date: 02/15/2020   Event Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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If you like doing puzzles, you'll love doing mosaics! Just bring your imagination, and we'll supply everything else you need to get started! In this fun and easy workshop, Purple Crayon owner, Pam Robbins, will teach you what a mosaic is, the materials and tools you need to create one, what to consider when designing a piece, and, finally, how to do it. By the end of the class, you’ll have created a pretty—and practical—coaster to showcase your new craft! For more information, or to register, visit the Purple Crayon website: www.purplecrayonavl.com/workshops.

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50 N Merrimon Ave, Ste 111 , Asheville, NC 28804
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Event Date: 02/22/2020   Event Time: 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

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In Buddhist culture, mandalas are said to transmit positive energy to the environment and to the people who view them. Learn how to create your own dot mandala painting with local artist, Deana Murchison. This new art craze is fun, easy, calming, and very addictive! You’ll start by making a simple, perfectly symmetrical dot using a special tool. Then, Deana will show you how to expand your mandala by adding dots of all different sizes and colors. You’ll also learn how to layer dots to produce a 3D effect. You’ll leave with two completed stones or coasters and all the skills needed to continue dotting on your own. For more information, or to register, visit the Purple Crayon website: www.purplecrayonavl.com/workshops.

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50 N Merrimon Ave, Ste 111 , Asheville, NC 28804
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