What we’re about
We are women in the Tacoma, WA area who enjoy art and crafts. TACG has been active for over 13 years. We are a supportive group of artist-crafters who talk, share our art, and sometimes lead each other in workshops.
The Paper Play & Art Journal group and Needling Together group (fiber arts) have gatherings for all talents, skills, and visions. The monthly Craft Camp sessions are a great way to work on unfinished projects while being inspired by other members. In addition, we host semi-annual weekend retreats as great get-aways for extended crafting and fun together. We also take occasional field trips to museums, outdoor venues, and inspirational artistic locations.
If you are new to our group, you may attend two of our free events to get to know us. We recommend the Saturday morning meet-ups where we share what we have been working on and enjoy a potluck lunch together. Dues for 2024 are $60.00. Membership dues pay the cost of the meetup site, refreshments, administrative fees, and subsidize some of our workshops.
Dues can be paid on Paypal (the preferred method of payment while the January membership drive is open), by check, or with cash at the door. If Paypal is not an option, send a check to Lorri Andrews 8403 147th St. Ct.E. Puyallup, WA 98375.
We'd love to meet you.
Elisa Peterson, Founder, Chairperson
Lorri Andrews, Assistant Chairperson
Randi Voss, Programs
Nan Nichols, Membership
Nadine Glass, Treasurer
Rachel Saxton, Recorder
Upcoming events (4+)See all
- Make a Spirit Doll with Rachel SaxtonPt Defiance-Ruston Senior Center, Tacoma, WA$20.00
Make a nature-based spirit doll.
Spirit dolls express our creativity through the use of various nature-like elements and embellishments. You will learn how to create a face from sculpy clay and the sprit doll from sticks, fabric scraps, and dangles.
Materials provided: Face molds, sculpty clay, pattern stamps, acrylic paints and brushes, colored wire, beads, twigs, nature items, fabric, and wooden base.
Items to bring:
—Special "Y" shape branch, twigs, or driftwood.
—Tools: Scissors, paint Brushes, hot glue gun & glue sticks.
—(Optional) Embellishments such as— artificial and dried flowers, leaves, favorite beads, charms, buttons, junk jewelry, fabric scraps, ribbon, decorative yarn, small bird, or animal token.
If you don’t use Paypal
To register by check rather than PayPal, email Randi Voss to be added to the RSVP list.
If you know you cannot attend, please email your instructor right away so that someone else can take your spot. Credits/refunds are offered up to 48 hours before the class date, but not after. Email Nadine Glass for a credit or refund.
TACG classes are offered to dues paying members in good standing only. Please join to attend.
- Sewing Bee—March 4th and 18thPt Defiance-Ruston Senior Center, Tacoma, WA$5.00
This is a new semi-monthly event in which we bring our sewing machines and get together to sew clothing.
We'll meet the first and third Mondays of each month. The fee is $5 whether you come to one or both sessions.
Important: I'm going to list both sessions, but don't sign up twice because Meetup with then make you pay twice! Instead, RSVP in Comments.
Sewing Bee won't have demos or lessons. We will all bring our own projects and help each other as needed.
Join us for fun, friendship, and inspiration!
- Paper Play/Art Journaling. Open session with optional Gelli JamPt Defiance-Ruston Senior Center, Tacoma, WA$5.00
This month we are trying a different format. It's an open session for those who want to work on a project.
Simultaneously those who wish to play with Gelli printing will be able to do so and to be inspired by each other's fabulous prints. There won't be any teaching other than what we learn from each other. So plan on bringing your Gelli plate, ink/paint/markers, stamps, stencils and textures, and paper, brayers and brushes...
Want to try printing pictures, leaves, household items??? bring some along and we'll give it a go!
Note: TACG events and classes are offered at a much reduced rate as a benefit to dues paying members. Want to learn more about us before you join, we'd like that! Join us for one of our monthly meetings on the first Saturday of the month or one of our craft camps. Please become a dues paying member to attend our workshops.