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Works on Paper virtual exhibition

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Paper Circle of Nelsonville OH will release a virtual exhibition, “Works on Paper,” on February 1, 2021. It can be seen on the Paper Circle website, In response to COVID, Paper Circle was inspired to find a way to engage artists online and encourage creativity. Beginning in November, Paper Circle began promoting its “Works… Read More

Landscape with Rainbow painting by Robert S. Duncanson

Painting By Historic Cincinnati Artist Part Of Biden Inauguration

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CINCINNATI, Ohio (WVXU) — A painting by Cincinnati artist Robert S. Duncanson was selected as the 59th Inaugural Painting. Duncanson is considered the most well-known African American artist of the Civil War era. Landscape with Rainbow is an oil painting on canvas from 1859. It was presented to President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris… Read More

Kyra Higgins (left) rehearses “Blackademics” with co-star Savanah Jackson (right).

Black Lives In Red States: Art And Life Converge For Two Women In A Tumultuous Year

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GEORGETOWN, Ky. (OVR) — Jessalyn Brown met Kyra Higgins through theater. “I saw her on stage and I was just like, ‘This girl is so good!’ She was just amazing.” So when it came time for Brown, 21, to direct a play for her senior project at Kentucky’s Georgetown College, she knew she wanted Higgins,… Read More

Glazed wares

Community Glaze Night

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MARCH 28, 5 – 7 p.m. Glaze Night is a community event where makers can bring their bisqueware to glaze with friends! There will be pizza and cocoa. If you bring your own glaze, this event is free, or you can use ours for $5. This event is also free to January ceramics workshop participants.

A man practices the art of glassblowing

Glassblowing With Don Kocian

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MARCH 28, 10 – 12 p.m. In this level two workshop, participants will learn to make blown glass objects with instructor Don Kocian. This workshop will refresh on the basics of gathering and will move into blown glass. This workshop will last two hours and will result in two to three objects that participants can… Read More

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Spring Equinox Ceramic Workshop

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MARCH 21, 1 – 3 p.m. – Spring Equinox Ceramic Workshop March 19 is the Spring Equinox! In this level two ceramics workshop, participants will learn to make planters on the wheel and handbuilt seed bombs with instructor Paige Fox. This workshop will cover centering, pulling and hand-building techniques. Then join us again for Glaze… Read More

Ceramics made at Hocking College

Ceramic Cereal Bowl & Spoon Workshop

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MARCH 7, 1 – 4 p.m. – LVL 2 Ceramics March 7 is National Cereal Day! In this level two ceramics class, participants will learn to make ceramic bowls on the wheel and handbuilt spoons with instructor Whitney Goller. This workshop will cover centering, pulling, adding a foot, hand-building techniques and surface decoration. Then join… Read More

Heart Jewelry

Warm* Hearts: Intro to Fused Glass

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Come out to this special Valentine’s Day class and learn about fusing glass while making hearts for or with the one you love! In this class you will learn how to cut and shape glass, two techniques for creating pieces suitable for fusing, make several kinds of hearts in fused glass, and learn to operate… Read More

An intermediate sewing apron

Intermediate Sewing Part I – Apron

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The first in a 2-part series for participants who have taken Beginning Sewing or have other basic sewing skills to take on the next step and develop their sewing finesse – while making a beautiful work apron! In this friendly 3-hour class, students will learn skills to create pockets and use bias tape as a… Read More


January Pod Meetup

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In case you hadn’t heard, in May 2019 we launched a Morsbag ‘Pod’ at Athens Makerspace. What is a Morsbag, you ask? An international movement known as Morsbags has formed ‘pods’ of sewists all over the world who meet up to sociably upcycle fabrics into reusable bags that are then given away for FREE! At… Read More

Paper jewelry

Paper Jewelry

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Don’t throw away scraps of papers, old magazine and catalogs. Upcycle them and make wearable jewelry. Learn how to create necklaces, rings, earrings and bracelets made from paper. Make your own unusual and biodegradable fashion statements. You will turn this 1-dimensional material into 3-dimensional jewelry art using bending, folding, crumbling, cutting and other techniques. Class… Read More

A Beginning Sewing kit

Beginning Sewing

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Always wanted to learn how to sew? Come learn at Athens Makerspace in this friendly 3-hour class! This class is suitable for those who have never sewn anything, but when you leave, you will have the skills to take on more advanced projects, such as in our Intermediate Sewing Part I – Apron class. Students… Read More

An upcycled Christmas tree

ReUse on Union December Open House

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Come on out to our holiday Open House 12-5 Saturday, December 21st! We will be featuring all our consignment artists’ talent. Many will be in attendance, and will have brought in lots of new goodies to peruse – come enjoy refreshments and shop for locally made gifts! Live music on site – stay tuned for… Read More

A giftbag

Last Minute Gifts and Gift Bags!

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Need wrappings for that gift, or haven’t yet found something for the people on your list? Come to our drop-in time at Athens Makerspace and whip up a lovely reusable gift bag or choose from our array of sewn project ideas for practical last-minute handmade gifts. These include homemade produce bags, napkins, pot scrubbers, placemat/utensil… Read More

Holiday Stockings

Make Your Own Upcycled Holiday Stocking

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Come learn how to craft your very own Upcycled Holiday Stocking – just in time to use it this December or give as a thoughtful handmade gift to a special person! In this 3 hour class, participants will learn how to create a fully-lined, one-of-a-kind stocking [with a secret pocket, for extra special gifts!] out… Read More

Laser Engraved Ornament

Laser Engrave an Ornament

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Come learn the basics of operating our laser engraver! Class takers will make and take two different ornaments that each demonstrate different possible ways of using the laser to achieve different effects: 3D ornaments and relief ornaments using different local woods to create depth. If you like you can bring your own designs, but they… Read More

A horseshoe snowman

Weld a Horseshoe Snowman

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Still in search of a whimsical holiday gift for someone you love? Come join us to weld them a cheerful snowman out of upcycled horseshoes! Using MIG welder techniques, our talented instructor, Liz King, will guide participants through this Make-and-Take project. Having MIG welding experience is helpful but not necessary. Participants should wear close-toed shoes,… Read More

Aluminum Can Wind Chime

Aluminum Can Cutting and Upcycling!

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Are you amused by the big upcycled windchime by Dan Laurence at ReUse on Union? Come learn how to make one for yourself! In this introductory class, Dan will show you all his best tricks for efficiently cutting common aluminum beverage cans to best utilize their bottoms, sides, and unique design elements. Students will then… Read More