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Artistic Artifacts at 4750 Eisenhower Avenue in Alexandria, VA is the source for the latest “creative finds for creative minds.” No matter your medium, you'll find meet-ups, classes, introductions to products, and techniques to use in designing mixed media collage, assemblages, art quilts, clothing, altered books, dolls, scrap books, ATCs and more. We are an authorized BERNINA sewing machine dealer, a WonderFil Specialty Threads "Threaducation" Center, and much more. View all our classes at https://www.artisticartifacts.com/category/wk.html . Visit our website to learn more about JAMs (https://www.artisticartifacts.com/jams.html) (a fiber and mixed media art group open to all) or contact us (http://www.artisticartifacts.com/about_us/contactus.htm) if you have any questions.

Upcoming events (5+)

SOLD OUT! Eco Printing with Elizabeth Woodford (another date scheduled)

This date is sold out but a new session is scheduled for September 14: https://www.meetup.com/Artistic-Artifacts-Alexandria-Artists-Meetup/events/262736906/ Class size is limited to 8 students so register early! Create 4–5 sample prints with various leaves and botanicals on small pieces of silk and wool fabrics that will serve as the beginning of an Eco Print sampler for future reference, then in the afternoon, each student will create an Eco Printed silk scarf! While prints are processing, Elizabeth will provide a trunk show of many of her beautiful Eco Experiments.

Noir Magic — Lettering, Flora and Fauna with theresa mARTin

All Supplies Provided! Learn a variety of markmaking techniques to create a modern take on classic Illuminated Manuscript designs as acclaimed mixed media artist theresa mARTin guides you through her meditative and fun process using metallic gel pens (provided for you to keep!) — no drawing experience required. Even if you’ve taken this popular class previously, there is something new to explore — purchase the tiny, beautiful black notebooks she fills with designs (example shown on our website) directly from Theresa the day of class! Learn more about this class, and pay for your registration via Artistic Artifacts’ secure online website: https://www.artisticartifacts.com/product/11007272019T.html

Scrumptious Silk Paper with theresa mARTin

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Use silk roving and/or silk hankies (https://www.artisticartifacts.com/category/skp.html) and and embellishments such as Japanese threads, Angelina Fibers, Yarns, sequins and glitter to create sheets of handmade silk paper that are one of a kind! Your new textile can be hand- or machine-stitched, cut, and shaped for use in any fiber or mixed media art. Your registration includes a materials fee glitter, sequins, Japanese threads and other assorted additions from Theresa’s bountiful stash! Learn more about this class, download your supply list, and pay for your registration via Artistic Artifacts’ secure online website: https://www.artisticartifacts.com/product/11108032019.html

Embossing Alchemy with Seth Apter

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Alchemy is a seemingly magical process of transformation, creation or combination. And in this workshop, you will be making magic using Baked Texture and Baked Velvet embossing powders from Emerald Creek. Our day will be split into two parts. In Part 1, you will be introduced to a series of non-traditional techniques using embossing powders. You will have a chance to make embossed skins, dimensional elements, faux wax seals, translucent paper, and much more. Many of these stand-alone elements will leave with you to use in future projects. Others will be used in Part 2, where every participant will make magic while making a layered and textured artwork where embossing powder is the star! Learn more about this class, download your supply list, and pay for your registration via Artistic Artifacts’ secure online website: https://www.artisticartifacts.com/product/11108162019.html

Past events (599)

Sacred Threads Quilts Artists Reception

Floris United Methodist Church

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