Gift Wrap Workshop + Calligraphy Gift Tag Demo

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Arts & DIY

Event Overview

Martha Stewart ain’t got nothing on your (hidden) wrap skills!

Let's be honest, most of us wait until the very last minute to wrap gifts. Anyone who has tried to wrap a beautiful gift knows that it can be a less-than-stellar experience. You want to show your special someone that you really care by wrapping a beautiful gift, but lack the necessary skills to make it happen. Too much tape, not enough paper, the box is showing...I get it. I've been there before too.

Well, now you can learn all the best techniques from an experienced gift wrap ninja so that you can set your gifts apart from the gifts that look like a 5-year old wrapped it. You'll learn to wrap effectively, efficiently and beautifully and your host will lead a calligraphy demo for your gift tags.

What to Bring

All materials will be provided, but feel free to bring some flair (paper, stamps, dried flowers, etc.)

Minimum age

All ages welcome

What's Provided

All materials will be provided.

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I am a multi-disciplinary artist living in Chicago, working in oil paint, collage, installation, and object-based practices. Currently, I am exploring representation of objects and how they vacillate between imagination and that which is tangible. The distance between these two perceptions is informed by an individual’s life experiences; everyone lives to a different degree inside a dream.

I incorporate reclaimed objects, as well as a variety of other media, into my work, expressed in the form of assemblages that integrate items from my environment into a cohesive piece. This creates space to explore placement and re-define accepted associations. Similarly, my paintings are composed of non-connected objects intuitively painted on the canvas, creating surrealistic compositions that explore the relationship shared by these objects, blurring the edges between eroticism and banality of this dreamscape as it is informed by the real world. This provides the viewer a metaphoric playhouse to wander though unknown topographies of their imagination.

We are exposed to an overwhelming degree of stimuli daily, creating an anesthetized perception of the world. My intent is to jar the viewer out of their walking numbness, granting them permission to delve into and re-examine familiar objects with fresh eyes.

Like a Zen parable, I want my work to confound the logical brain to access a deeper, more nuanced truth.

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