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

Upcoming events (5+)

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 Calligraphy Brush Lettering

Pret A Manger

$50.00

Introduction to Watercolor Calligraphy Brush Lettering Calligraphy isn’t a lost art, it’s just an art that you haven’t learned yet. Our Watercolor Calligraphy Brush Lettering class teaches you the techniques you need to create with watercolors and a waterbrush, the thick and thin lines that create 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 and painted colorful greeting card and worksheets 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 two and a half hour workshop you will learn: -Watercolor lettering tools and how to use them -Basic strokes of watercolor 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 -Three simple flowers and leaves to add to your lettering piece -How to create a lettered watercolor card for your final piece!

T-Shirt and Denin Embroidery

New York City Bagel and Coffee House

$50.00

Learn how to take your basic t-shirt and denim to the next level with one of the hottest trends in fashion: hand embroidery! In this beginner-friendly, absolutely no experience necessary class, you will learn the basics of hand embroidery, from how to set your hoop to how to make your first stitches. In this two and a half hours session, you’ll learn a few basic stitches and techniques, how to create and transfer your design, how to select the perfect thread, and how to begin and end your project. You'll also learn the fundamentals of composition so you can expertly apply cool, personalized designs to your tees and denim (or any other item of clothing you want) to create your own unique and on-trend look! All supplies for this class will be provided, including a vast range of colorful embroidery threads, notions, and lots of beginner-friendly embroidery patterns (and you can also bring your own ideas of course! Just know that you might have to finish more complicated designs at home, but don't worry, you'll take enough supplies with you to complete the project). The only thing you need to bring is a tee or denim from your wardrobe to embroider on (you are welcome to stitch on any other item of clothing instead!). *

Embroidered Calligraphy

New York City Bagel and Coffee House

$60.00

Modern Calligraphy and Embroidery are incredibly popular at the moment and what better way to have the best of both worlds and combine these beautiful art forms to create stunning effects. In this beginner friendly, no experience needed class, you will learn the basics of modern calligraphy and layout, and how to design the lettering you wish to embroider. On the second half of the class, you'll learn how to transfer your design to fabric and five different embroidery stitches to use with your calligraphy (and all kinds of embroidered motifs). As a bonus, you'll also learn how to stitch beads and sequins onto your motif, for an extra touch of sparkle. All materials are included and you'll go home with a hoop, needle, fabric, and embroidery floss, all in a cute cotton drawstring bag that is begging to be "calligrabroidered" with your newfound skills!

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Watercolor Florals

Pret A Manger

$50.00

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