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Learn more about creative events happening near you in St. Louis, Missouri.

A collection of arts related events happening around St. Louis each week.

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Great Rivers Biennial Application Workshop
Mar
23
11:00 AM11:00

Great Rivers Biennial Application Workshop

  • Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join CAM staff, Midwest Artist Project Services co-founder Brigid Flynn, and 2018 Great Rivers Biennial Award recipient Sarah Paulsen for a workshop on how to apply for the 2020 Great Rivers Biennial. This free workshop will offer the opportunity to learn how to submit a competitive application, ask questions, and meet other applicants. Space is limited—please register at the ticket link above.

Location: Second floor, Contemporary Room

Can't make it? A second workshop will be held on Thursday, March 28, 6:00–7:00 pm.

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Conversation on Arts Education: Innovation in Public Schools
Feb
9
1:00 PM13:00

Conversation on Arts Education: Innovation in Public Schools

Join us for a conversation on the future of arts education in public schools centered on how school leadership defines success, building meaningful community partnerships, and best practices for how arts institutions work with schools.

Participants include Colby Heckendorn, Principal of Patrick Henry Downtown Academy; Miriam Ruiz, School and Community Programs Manager at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis; and Sue Bell Yank, Director of Communications and Outreach at 18th Street Arts Center, Los Angeles. This conversation will be moderated by Roseann Weiss, a St. Louis based strategist focused on the intersections of art and community.

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Scanning, Restoring, and Archiving Old Photographs
Feb
9
9:00 AM09:00

Scanning, Restoring, and Archiving Old Photographs

Registration is now open for the winter series of classes in the Shaw Photography Series. 

Join for a new class: 

Scanning, Restoring, and Archiving Old Photographs

This one-day workshop will teach participants how to preserve and restore old photographs. The class material will include techniques for repairing and restoring detail, tone, and color to photographs that may have become faded, discolored, torn, or otherwise damaged by age or environment. Students will also learn best practices for scanning and storing of images for long term archival purposes. Lunch is provided.

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Sip & Sketch: Cosmic Watercolor with Nick Schleicher
Feb
6
6:30 PM18:30

Sip & Sketch: Cosmic Watercolor with Nick Schleicher

Reach for the stars—with your paintbrush—in an experimental watercolor workshop with artist Nick Schleicher! Explore painting techniques inspired by the cosmic colors in our contemporary art exhibition, "Universal Turf: Peter Manion." This workshop is open to new explorers and seasoned artists.

https://worldchesshof.org/exhibit/universal-turf-peter-manion

Materials provided.

Nick Schleicher (b. 1988) received a BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago where he focused on painting and sculpture in 2011. His work ranges from color field abstractions focused on the process of painting as informed by astronomical imagery to sculptural forms inspired by domestic display. Recent solo exhibitions include Grease 3, Saint Louis, MO; PLAQUE at Granite City Art & Design District, Granite City, IL; Hoffman LaChance Contemporary, Saint Louis, MO; and The Millitzer Gallery, Saint Louis, MO. He currently lives and works in Saint Louis, MO. More info at www.nickschleicher.com.

RSVP required, availability limited to 15 guests.

$5 Admission for WCHOF Members. Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments provided.

For more information or to reserve a spot please email: events@worldchesshof.org.

Metered on-street parking is available, as well as paid lots adjacent to Kingside Diner and at the Schlafly branch of the St. Louis Public Library.

Image: Nick Schleicher, PBB-929, 2018

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Stitch & Gather
Jan
18
5:00 PM17:00

Stitch & Gather

During Stitch & Gather, join us for performances and workshops focused on the art of textiles. Throughout the weekend, Chicago-based artists and married couple Dutes Miller and Stan Shellabarger will perform their ongoing piece "Untitled (Pink Tube)," a performance started in 2003 during which they simultaneously crochet at opposite ends of a long tube of pink yarn. Friday evening from 5-8pm, St. Louis-based artist Basil Kincaid will set up an interactive quilt-making station. On Saturday, designers from SKIF International will host a pop-up production studio where visitors can help make shirts featuring the vibrant designs of Filipino artist Robe Stein. Shirts will be available for purchase at a discounted rate. Knitting circles are also welcome to bring their projects.

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100 Boots: Roger Reeves and Sawako Nakayasu
Jan
3
6:00 PM18:00

100 Boots: Roger Reeves and Sawako Nakayasu

  • Drawn Studio 4814 Washington Boulevard Suite 130, St. Louis 63108 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Ages 11 - 16

Workshop consists of 4 2-hour classes. Class dates: January 3, 10, 17, 24 2019

In this multi-class workshop, students will learn how to draw an accurate likeness of the human face. Class lectures and demonstrations will illustrate the basic geometric structures of the skull and facial features, and emphasize the importance of correct proportion and consistent angle of view in a well-constructed portrait. This material will encompass the structural generalities of the human face – the features we all share – and ways in which they can be adjusted to capture the likeness of any particular individual. We will not cover color or color theory, but rather focus on value in black and white. Tools utilized will primarily include compressed charcoal, vine charcoal, conté, erasers, blending stumps and newsprint.

Additional Fee of $25 for supplies - due on Day 1

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Malted Metal
Dec
14
6:00 PM18:00

Malted Metal

Join Arch Reactor for basic metal working workshops. There will be instruction and collaboration for new people. Bring your metal projects and beverages to drink afterwards. This will be a free form event the second Friday of every month. Now with Scotch!

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Paint Your Pet At Perennial
Dec
9
1:00 PM13:00

Paint Your Pet At Perennial

Grab a beer when you get here, the first one is free!

Then, take a seat in front of your canvas, pre-sketched with your pet! Instructors walk you through how to Paint Your Pet step-by-step. Class will be like filling in a coloring book, no drawing required!

We will provide paint, brushes, easels, and everything else you'll need to produce a masterpiece and discover your inner artist! Come have some fun, celebrate your pet, try something new, and taste a new brew!

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Final Collage Party!
Dec
8
to Dec 9

Final Collage Party!

The time has come for The Moon Zine to ask for help collaging our ~FINAL~ issue! Please join us in celebrating 3+ great years of TMZ with our dear friends at St. Louis Art Supply. We are so grateful for everyone who has been a part of our zine. ♥

There will be magazines, glue sticks, and crayons, but please BYOScissors. We'll have our screen printed t-shirts on SUPER CLEARANCE!

The Moon Zine is a St. Louis-based zine that started in 2015. Issues are free, bi-monthly, and usually themed. Along with submitted content, the Moon Zine welcomes the community to collage the blank pages of each issue, making every zine one-of-a-kind. We ♥ collaboration - all are welcome, invite your friends!

~Many thanks to St. Louis Art Supply for letting us use the space.~

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Succulent Planting Class at Wellspent Brewing Company
Dec
6
6:30 PM18:30

Succulent Planting Class at Wellspent Brewing Company

Grab a friend and a brew and join us for a super fun Succulent Planting Class at Wellspent Brewing Company in Midtown St. Louis!

In the class, you will learn how to plant and care for a succulent or cactus arrangement.

I will take you through, step by step starting with how to choose the right succulent or cactus for you.
I will show you how to handle and properly plant your selected succulent or cactus, decorate with natural materials and finally take you through how to water your arrangement.
Succulent and cactus arrangements are low maintenance and easy to care for. They are perfect to put around the house, the office or give as a gift!

Cost: $35 ($38.39 with tax)
Class will include everything you need:
- Choose one succulent or cactus to plant
(additional can be purchased for $5 each)
- Choose from an array of container options
- All planting materials
- Care instructions to take home

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Themed Drawing Session: Victorian
Dec
3
7:00 PM19:00

Themed Drawing Session: Victorian

  • pin Drawn Studio 4814 Washington Boulevard Suite 130, St. Louis 63108 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Ages 18+
7PM - 10PM

Are you a fan of comics, animation, and film? Each session, our costumed model will hold 5- to 15-minute poses. Whether you're a full-time commercial artist, a hobbyist, or you just like to draw, the open drawing session is a great way to expand and broaden your drawing skills, get inspired from other artists around you, and challenge yourself in a fun setting.

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Crafts & Cocktails: Cross Stich Portraits: SOLD OUT
Nov
15
5:30 PM17:30

Crafts & Cocktails: Cross Stich Portraits: SOLD OUT

Come have a drink and learn the relaxing art of cross stitch! In two hours, you'll create and learn how to stitch up a portrait of yourself, a loved one, or even a pet in cross stitch- a perfect holiday gift! While you may not finish the project in two hours, you'll get a great start and be able to take home all the materials to complete it on your own!

$35 per person. 
21+ only.

NOTICE:
This event has sold out from online ticket sales. We will be booking another cross-stitch event asap. The link to the other cross-stitch event will be posted in this event page comments, when it's available. If you have not already purchased a ticket, it is sold out (we have to keep the classes small).

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Malted Metal
Nov
9
6:00 PM18:00

Malted Metal

Join Arch Reactor for basic metal working workshops. There will be instruction and collaboration for new people. Bring your metal projects and beverages to drink afterwards. This will be a free form event the second Friday of every month. Now with Scotch!

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Stamp Camp: Inkredible Stamper's Club
Nov
3
1:30 PM13:30

Stamp Camp: Inkredible Stamper's Club

  • St. Louis County Library, Oak Bend Branch (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Come join the fun, learn new stampin' techniques, & make great projects at Inkredible Stampers' Stamp Camp.

You'll make 3-4 cards each month and learn a new technique!

Please RSVP on Facebook to sign up and reserve your space. The cost is just $10.00 to cover the supplies we'll be using.

If you have any questions or need more information about the location send me a message!

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Malted Metal
Oct
12
6:00 PM18:00

Malted Metal

Join Arch Reactor for basic metal working workshops. There will be instruction and collaboration for new people. Bring your metal projects and beverages to drink afterwards. This will be a free form event the second Friday of every month. Now with Scotch!

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Malted Metal
Sep
14
6:00 PM18:00

Malted Metal

Join Arch Reactor for basic metal working workshops. There will be instruction and collaboration for new people. Bring your metal projects and beverages to drink afterwards. This will be a free form event the second Friday of every month. Now with Scotch!

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Malted Metal
Aug
10
6:00 PM18:00

Malted Metal

Join Arch Reactor for basic metal working workshops. There will be instruction and collaboration for new people. Bring your metal projects and beverages to drink afterwards. This will be a free form event the second Friday of every month. Now with Scotch!

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Design Thinking: Developing a Framework for Creativity in the Classroom
Jul
19
8:30 AM08:30

Design Thinking: Developing a Framework for Creativity in the Classroom

Design thinking is a creative problem solving method adopted by designers that uses a human-centered approach to better define problems and solutions. This is done by collecting information from and about those impacted by a problem and designing a solution through various feedback loops.

In this session, attendees will walk through each step of the design thinking process, and utilize a framework to take existing curriculum and connect real design challenges for students to solve using the design thinking approach. Attendees will gain strategies to support students through the process as they approach challenges as designers.

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Malted Metal
Jul
13
6:00 PM18:00

Malted Metal

Join Arch Reactor for basic metal working workshops. There will be instruction and collaboration for new people. Bring your metal projects and beverages to drink afterwards. This will be a free form event the second Friday of every month. Now with Scotch!

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LulaRoe & Painting Day!
Jun
30
3:00 PM15:00

LulaRoe & Painting Day!

There will be a local LulaRoe clothing vendor on site to shop from during and after the painting event! Her name is Dawna Brandt and is an Arnold resident. She is newly starting her business and Wine & Design is looking forward to helping her expand her clientele! SHOP LOCAL, LOVE WHERE YOU LIVE!

Join her LulaRoe Group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/125135468181187/

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Cyanotype Bandana Workshop
Jun
30
11:00 AM11:00

Cyanotype Bandana Workshop

Cyanotype, or “sun printing” is a photographic printing process that produces a stunning cyan-blue print through sun exposure. Learn how to mix the chemicals, coat materials with photosensitive emulsion, and create one-of-a-kind contact prints utilizing the sun. Participants will make and take home 2 Cyanotype bandanas. Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear, as the chemicals used can permanently distort fabric. Workshop is limited to 10 people.

Price: $30
Taught by: Anne Berman
Workshop is limited to 10 people.
Please call 314-454-6868 to reserve your spot!

*Bowood reserves the right to cancel, combine, or reschedule a workshop or class to adjust for enrollment. If Bowood cancels a workshop or class, you may transfer to another workshop or class or receive a full refund. Notice of withdrawal from a workshop or class must be made at least 14 days prior to the start of the workshop or class. No refunds will be given for withdrawals made after that time. No refunds will be given for workshops or classes missed due to illness, personal conflict, or other reasons. There are no exceptions to this policy. Please email events@bowoodfarms.com if you wish to withdraw from a workshop or class.

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Intermediate Photoshop Training with Anthony Stewart
Jun
21
1:00 PM13:00

Intermediate Photoshop Training with Anthony Stewart

Photoshop is one of the most dynamic tools you can have at your disposal as a business. Unfortunately, it can be a daunting task to try to understand the program. In this Intermediate workshop taught by graphic designer Anthony Stewart, you will learn the in's and outs of the program as well as how to use the program efficiently. These tools and tricks can be used to create professional and stunning artwork, business cards, t-shirts, etc. Get your ticket now while you still can!

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Crafts & Cocktails: Marbling with Gina Alvarez
Jun
20
6:30 PM18:30

Crafts & Cocktails: Marbling with Gina Alvarez

Join us for an evening of cocktails and surface design inspired by the exhibition Painted Pieces: Art Chess from Purling London. Learn the basics of marbling and the Japanese technique suminagashi, and create unique designs on both paper and fabric. You will be amazed at this process and will leave with a handful of beautiful pieces to create wrapping paper, cards, fabric, and other utilitarian goods. No experience? No problem! This program is designed for novices as well as those with previous experience. 

https://worldchesshof.org/exhibit/painted-pieces-art-chess-purling-london

Gina Alvarez received her B.A. from the College of Charleston in Charleston, SC, where she focused her attention on printmaking and costume design. Gina moved to Saint Louis to pursue her Masters in printmaking and drawing at Washington University. She has exhibited her work extensively in Saint Louis as well as Chicago; Washington state; New York; Washington D.C.; and South Carolina. She is currently the Executive Director for VSA Missouri, the statewide organization on arts and disability.

$5 Admission for WCHOF Members. $10 General Admission. Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments provided.

To purchase tickets, please visit
https://worldchesshof.org/program/7436/Crafts%20&%20Cocktails:%20Marbling%20with%20Gina%20Alvarez

For more information, please email events@worldchesshof.org or call 314-367-9243.

Metered on-street parking is available, as well as paid lots adjacent to Kingside Diner and at the Schlafly branch of the St. Louis Public Library.

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Paint a pop with Bob Ross
Jun
17
2:00 PM14:00

Paint a pop with Bob Ross

Come relax and paint with while watching Bob Ross on Sunday June 10th! Supplies will be provided. There are only 12 spots! Please visit the store to sign up, spots are first come, first serve. Entry fee is $25 which gets you access to our paints, brushes, and a DIY Pop to paint as you wish while we watch Bob Ross.

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Embroidered Flowers Workshop
Jun
16
12:00 PM12:00

Embroidered Flowers Workshop

Learn how to stitch beautiful florals and other foliage from Kristen Gula's new book, 200 Embroidered Flowers. Attendees will work through the book, learning how to transfer patterns to fabric as well as the seven embroidery stitches used in the book. Finally, each attendee will pick a flower or plant from the book to stitch, with the help of the artist herself. Workshop is limited to 15 participants. 

Price: $50
Taught by Kristen Gula
Workshop is limited to 15 participants. 
Please call 314-454-6868 to reserve your spot!

*Bowood reserves the right to cancel, combine, or reschedule a workshop or class to adjust for enrollment. If Bowood cancels a workshop or class, you may transfer to another workshop or class or receive a full refund. Notice of withdrawal from a workshop or class must be made at least 14 days prior to the start of the workshop or class. No refunds will be given for withdrawals made after that time. No refunds will be given for workshops or classes missed due to illness, personal conflict, or other reasons. There are no exceptions to this policy. Please email events@bowoodfarms.com if you wish to withdraw from a workshop or class.

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Succulent-Planting Class
Jun
16
12:00 PM12:00

Succulent-Planting Class

Join us Saturday, June 16 for another Succulent-Planting Class with Laura of LoKey Designs!

In the class, Laura will take you through choosing the right plant for you, then how to properly plant and care for your arrangement so it can be enjoyed for a long time! 

Succulent and cactus arrangements are low maintenance and easy to care for. They are perfect to put around the house, the office or give as a gift! 

>> Class fee ($35) includes:

- Choice of one succulent or cactus to plant (additional plants can be purchased for $5 each)

- An array of container options

- All planting materials

- Care instructions to take home

Laura has been teaching succulent-planting classes in the St. Louis area for the past two years. She founded LoKey Designs in January 2015, teaching classes and making and selling arrangements and home decor in local shops. 

You can find more info on LoKey Designs on her website:
https://www.lokeydesigns.com

Click the ticket link on this event page to grab your spot ... space is limited!

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Collage Party: SLEEP
Jun
14
6:00 PM18:00

Collage Party: SLEEP

The Moon Zine needs help collaging our SLEEP issue at South City Art Supply! There will be magazines, glue sticks, crayons, and Stag Beer, but please BYOScissors. 

THEY WILL HAVE THEIR SCREEN PRINTED T-SHIRTS FOR SALE! $7

The Moon Zine is a St. Louis-based zine that started in 2015. Issues are free, monthly, and usually themed. Along with submitted content, the Moon Zine welcomes the community to collage the blank pages of each issue, making every zine one-of-a-kind. We ♥ collaboration - all are welcome, invite your friends!

You're free to create any sort of collages you want, but please no hate. Keep it nice.

~Many thanks to South City Art Supply for letting us use the space.~

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SPARK: Ignite Your Creative Magic
Jun
9
7:00 PM19:00

SPARK: Ignite Your Creative Magic

SPARK is back by popular demand! Last time was such a blast, we're glad you asked for another round.

Calling all writers and STL creatives! Stuck in a creative funk? Looking to generate something new and make more connections? 

FLOW, St. Louis' new literary arts center, is ready to ignite your creative magic! We’ll provide the vibe, you provide your art. SPARK will lead writers and artists through an evening of lo-fi generative energy with music, poetry, drumming, and live painting. If your own creative work can fit on your lap (i.e., notebook, laptop, a sketchbook, camera, small canvas, etc.) and doesn’t require an external power source, come work in the FLOW with us! 

Typewriters, creative prompts, unique creative tools, and online sharing spaces will be available. December Magazine is providing free issues for the taking. Let’s see what St. Louis can spark together! 

Doors open at 6:30, stage starts promptly at 7:00. Light snacks and two beverages provided with admission. We have beer from Urban Chestnut and Schlafly, wine, and soft drinks available for you.

We /strongly/ recommend advance tickets, as this event nearly reached capacity in February - with Mardi Gras and an ice storm the same day. Any possible remaining tickets for door sales will be limited to exact change only ($30 or $25 cash) or credit/debit card.

SPARK features the zen-folk baroque musical stylings of
Triflemore
shamanic drumming by
Amalghemy
ambient interludes by
Thomas Park
performance art by
Matthew R. Kerns, Execute Director of St. Lou Fringe
the poetry of
Jim McGowan
Dana Kelly-Franks
Ben Moeller-Gaa
and live painting!

FLOW builds strong communities by fostering meaningful writing and storytelling experiences. Come get in the FLOW!

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Summer Painting Class with Albert Kuo
Jun
9
2:00 PM14:00

Summer Painting Class with Albert Kuo

Join one of Intersect's studio artists, MFA Albert Kuo (albertyowshien.com/) to explore painting from traditional techniques to abstract and expressive works. 

If you have never painted before or if you are a professional looking for some constructive criticism, Albert is excited to work with you! 

The class is $60 and you may register at www.intersectstl.org/adult-classes.html

Saturdays, June 9th to July 28th from 10am-2pm.

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