The Atlantic Institute is proud to announce a new program: Cultural Creations! We know that many people are staying home on their computers, so we decided to embark on a virtual cultural journey of crafting demonstrations and lessons that we can share with our community.
Please sign up for classes that interest you. All classes will start at 2pm.
May 8, 2021 Cultural Creations - Basket Making with Jennifaye. Jennifaye Singleton, is a fifth-generation Sweetgrass basket weaver located in historic Charleston, SC. Through basket weaving, and storytelling she preserves a dying art that was founded by the slaves that were bought and sold to Charleston plantations to cultivate rice and other crops. Her baskets and jewelry are woven from sustainably sourced, hand picked sweetgrass, pine needles, bullrush and palmetto fronds. Come watch her to a demo on how this wonderful craft is done. You can also check out her website.
June 12, 2021 Wood Burning Crystal Bailar. Learn how to make a wall mounted bottle opener, similar to the photo. Discussion on the basics of wood selection and preparation for wood burning. Then a demonstration on the basics while creating a mountain landscape.
This demo is free to watch but if you would like to buy a kit to do the project along with the instructor please see the link below.
July 17, 2021 Cake Decorating
August 14, 2021 Cricut Earrings with Dee from Crafty Creations. Come learn how to make earrings using a Cricut Machine with Dee from Crafty Creations. Get a head start on Christmas or someone's Birthday. Have questions about using a cricut come and ask. Check out Dee's Facebook Crafty Creations page to see more designs that are for sale.
September 11, 2021 Ebru Painting with Pascale Bilgis THE TURKISH ART OF MARBLING (EBRU). Marbling is the art of creating colorful patterns with color pigments in a pan of water and then transforming this pattern to paper. Come learn with us on how to do this wonderful art!
October 9, 2021 TBD
November 13, 2021 Build Your Own Snowman with Paula Ludwig
Come learn how to build an interchangeable snowman.
December 11, 2021 TBD
On Saturday, January 9, 2021 Karen Swank guided us on how to make Paper Lanterns out of sticks, tracing paper and recycled items. Please go to our Atlantic Institute SC Youtube channel to watch her make these unique lanterns.
February 13, 2021 3-D Printing with Mark Mynhier
On Saturday, February 13, 2021 Kristina Matthews, Clemson Makerspace President, taught us about the different 3-D printers that are available. Several 3-D pieces were shown and a small demonstration was done. Please go to our Atlantic Institute SC Youtube channel to learn more about 3-D Printers.
March 13, 2021 Pysanka Eggs with Yevheniia (Jena) Bazaliy and Svitlana
On Sat, March 13, 2021, Yevheniia (Jena) Bazaliy and Svitlana explained the history of Pysanka (Ukranian egg created with written wax). Pysanky are objects of traditional folk art created by a method that is similar to batik. Then these amazing ladies did a demo and walked everyone through the process of making a Pysanky egg. If you would like to see the demo please go to our Atlantic Institute SC YouTube Channel.
April 10, 2021 Finger Knitting with LaRahna Hughes
On Saturday, April 10, 2021, we learned how to finger knit with LaRahna Huges. Finger knitting is a form of knitting where a knitted cord is created using only hands and fingers, instead of knitting needles or other traditional tools. LaRahna patiently worked us through the process and gave us great tips and tricks. If you would like to see the demo please go to our Atlantic Institute SC YouTube Channel.
Saturday, June 12, 2021, Wood Burning with Crystal Bailar
On Saturday, June 12, 2021, we learned how to wood burn with Crystal Bailar. Pyrography or pyrogravure is the freehand art of decorating wood or other materials with burn marks resulting from the controlled application of a heated object such as a poker. It is also known as pokerwork or wood burning. If you would like to see the demo please go to our Atlantic Institute SC YouTube Channel.