Thank You for Joining Us for Community Hour!

This past Saturday, Jamaica Plain was alive with music as performances occurred around the neighborhood. We hosted musicians as well as artists throughout the day celebrating community, joy, and togetherness. 

Art-making activities were offered on the Schoolhouse grounds, all free-of-charge for participants.  Quontay Turner (Emerald City Plant Shop) lead visitors to the in creating succulent gardens.  Samantha Rivas (Modern Party Art) created decorative door-hangers, and Verónica Ramírez Martell lead visitors in creating miniature macramé plant hangers.

Check out our upcoming classes to continue expanding your artistic practice with plants, macramé, and other media:

Intermediate Macramé / Sept 18 - Class includes demonstrations of how to use various knotting techniques to create more complex patterns, how to add beads, mix colors and choose types of ropes and strings that will allow you to design, create and experiment with your own style.

Indigo Dyeing / Sept 18-25 - Learn how the indigo-dyeing process works to create deep, rich blues. Use shibori stitching and binding techniques to resist dye, and learn how to remove indigo to create additional stunning effects.

Dyeing & Printing with Botanicals / Oct 8 - Come learn the basics of natural dyeing and printing with botanicals in this hands on workshop with local herbalist and natural dyer Maggie Ruth Haaland!

Family Macramé / Oct 15 - This workshop offers you the opportunity to create alongside a youthful artisan in your life.  Work collaboratively with your child, grandchild, younger sibling or other as the instructor teaches you the basics of macrame.