Our eclectic collection of materials provides an abundant resource for all manner of creative endeavor and is guaranteed to inspire creativity. At a MECCA workshop, you might learn to make scarves out of fleece scraps, weave baskets out of telephone wire, turn Altoids tins into pocket shrines, or forge jewelry out of bottle caps.
By encouraging the creative reuse of scraps and discards, MECCA offers a low-cost and environmentally friendly way for people to express themselves artistically.
Mixed Media Workshop Paper and Paint Play Saturday, October 15. 1:30-3:30
Join Heather LeCompte on a mixed media adventure!
In this workshop we will explore how to 'build' the mixed media house of your dreams. Learn to finger paint with gesso and acrylic to achieve whimsical layering effects.
Stamping, stickers, art lettering, and washi tape techniques will also be presented.
Pay what you can Preregister at 541-302-1810
Beginning Bead Stringing Thursday, October 20th. 4-6 pm Beginning Bead Stringing is an introductory class in which students will learn how to use flexible beading wire and crimp beads to create wearable recycled art. Students will learn basic jewelry making techniques and gain information on how to select materials for their projects. We will look at effective color theory and compositional strategies to create funky, chunky, one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces from MECCA's diverse stash of gizmos and gadgets.
To register, please call MECCA at 541-302-1810 Preregistration required. All workshops at MECCA are pay-what-you-can.
Quilting Block Party: Saturday, October 22nd. 12 - 4 pm Have you ever looked at quilt blocks and wondered how they were put together? Always wanted to make a quilt, but didn't know where to start?
Fiber artist Barbara DiJeannene will be presenting a quilting block party every month at MECCA. Each session will teach you how to create a different quilt block. We will progress to more complex pieces as we go along. The series will culminate in the creation of a complete sampler quilt. October's featured block is the Flying Goose Block. During class we will discuss cutting requirements, special assembly techniques, and the option of turning the block into an entire quilt.
Maximum 10 participants. Participants must have prior sewing experience. To register, please call MECCA at 541-302-1810 Preregistration required. All workshops at MECCA are pay-what-you-can.
Paint Plan & Chronicle! Mixed Media Journal Cards October 29, 2016, 1-3 pm
Starting with blank cardstock we will make several DIY journaling cards using stamps, stenciling, collage, and more! Examples of what journal cards are used for: backgrounds for photos, inspirational messages, writing memories and life events, recipes, tracking goals. No need to buy decorated journaling cards, let's make our own!
Suggested Supplies - Although this workshop will provide everything you need to make journal cards, if you have washi tape or other paper crafting materials you would like to use on your project, please bring them with you.