What we're about

"Everyone is born to be creative and artistic, we just need to be gently reminded of that. Come and join the Maker Nation and learn how to create art from the heart and soul and to experience the benefits of making art that can be healing and therapeutic, to help you feel well emotionally".

We are a supportive creative community where anyone who wants to unleash their inner artist can - no previous skills necessary. We gather in a relaxed, creative, and fun social setting. Together we will learn to create meditatively, relax, connect to our inner selves, and have a good time while a gentle and caring artist shows how to paint and craft in an easy step-by-step way, providing loving guidance and support to all your creative endeavors.

The Maker Nation Meetups are hosted at different venues all around NYC, including WeWork, cafes, rooftops, as well as parks and other outdoor spaces when the weather is nice. Whether at a place where drinks are sold or at space where BYOB is welcome, students enjoy unwinding and socializing while working their very own creative pieces. There is a small fee for events which pays for all the necessary supplies included a take-home bag to protect the artwork. All you need to bring is yourself and an adventurous and curious spirit to have fun and relax while creating art, reconnecting to self, socializing, and making new friends. Classes are perfect for all levels - beginners through advanced are all welcome.

Shine Brightly!

Jade Scarlett

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Modern Calligraphy - Brush Lettering

Pret A Manger

$50.00

Introduction to Modern Calligraphy - Brush Lettering Calligraphy isn’t a lost art, it’s just an art that you haven’t learned yet. In this 2 and a half hours basic Modern Calligraphy - Brush Lettering class you'll learn all the techniques you need to make the thick and thin lines that creates the beautiful letter forms of modern brush calligraphy. No prior experience is required! The skills you’ll learn can be applied to cards, invitations, signs, or just to give your penmanship a little pizzazz. You’ll even leave with your own hand-drawn greeting card, a brush pen, and a workbook to continue practicing your newfound skills. And don’t worry about what you need to bring, we’ll provide all the necessary materials to get you started. In this workshop you will learn: -Lettering tools and how to use them -Basic strokes of modern brush lettering -How to compose both upper case and lower case letters -How to connect letters to form words and phrases -Tips and tricks for perfecting your lettering practice -How to create a lettered card for your final piece!

Watercolor Florals

Pret A Manger

$50.00

This two and a half hour class is beginner-friendly and no previous experience is required! You’ll learn how to choose the best materials and the basic techniques for painting gorgeous florals and how to master the skills you need to enjoy the serene, relaxing benefits that watercolors can provide. After practicing the techniques and step-by-step instructions to paint several flowers, you will be ready to use your imagination and with my guidance, compose a beautiful watercolor floral card of your own! All the materials you’ll need are included, such as brushes, different types of paper, lots of colors to choose from, and lovely silk flowers and worksheets for inspiration. As a bonus, you will receive a PDF containing everything you learned in class plus lots of worksheets so you can paint even more flowers and create different compositions. And all this is demonstrated in a private online lesson on YouTube so you can continue learning long after the class is over. This online course is exclusive for my in person students, so when you sign up for this class, you're actually getting two classes for the price of one!

Modern Calligraphy - Brush Lettering

2910 Broadway

$50.00

Introduction to Modern Calligraphy - Brush Lettering Calligraphy isn’t a lost art, it’s just an art that you haven’t learned yet. In this 2 and a half hours basic Modern Calligraphy - Brush Lettering class you'll learn all the techniques you need to make the thick and thin lines that creates the beautiful letter forms of modern brush calligraphy. No prior experience is required! The skills you’ll learn can be applied to cards, invitations, signs, or just to give your penmanship a little pizzazz. You’ll even leave with your own hand-drawn greeting card, a brush pen, and a workbook to continue practicing your newfound skills. And don’t worry about what you need to bring, we’ll provide all the necessary materials to get you started. In this workshop you will learn: -Lettering tools and how to use them -Basic strokes of modern brush lettering -How to compose both upper case and lower case letters -How to connect letters to form words and phrases -Tips and tricks for perfecting your lettering practice -How to create a lettered card for your final piece!

Watercolor Florals

Pret A Manger

$50.00

This two and a half hour class is beginner-friendly and no previous experience is required! You’ll learn how to choose the best materials and the basic techniques for painting gorgeous florals and how to master the skills you need to enjoy the serene, relaxing benefits that watercolors can provide. After practicing the techniques and step-by-step instructions to paint several flowers, you will be ready to use your imagination and with my guidance, compose a beautiful watercolor floral card of your own! All the materials you’ll need are included, such as brushes, different types of paper, lots of colors to choose from, and lovely silk flowers and worksheets for inspiration. As a bonus, you will receive a PDF containing everything you learned in class plus lots of worksheets so you can paint even more flowers and create different compositions. And all this is demonstrated in a private online lesson on YouTube so you can continue learning long after the class is over. This online course is exclusive for my in person students, so when you sign up for this class, you're actually getting two classes for the price of one!

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Modern Calligraphy - Brush Lettering (SOLD OUT)

Pret A Manger

$50.00

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