Make 2017 a DIY Year
Vowing to spend more time tapping in to your artistic side? According to the data pulled from Google by iQuanti, “Learning new hobbies” ranked fourth in New Year’s resolutions, up 4.72 percent from last year. If you fall into this category we have you covered. Check out these places around Acadiana to get your creative juices flowing.
- King and His Court Art Gallery & Design Studio
Painting parties aren’t new to Acadiana but at King and His Court in downtown Lafayette, participants walk away with an original sketch and painting collaborated on with the King himself. Robert Harris, aka King Rob, will take a theme provided by the host and paint original black-and-white outlined canvases for participants to follow. “It’s more like paint by numbers,” he said. Parties are three hours long and include appetizers, desserts, nonalcoholic beverages and King Rob’s painting instruction. Wine is welcome! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to book.
- Hand Star Clay Studio
If your interest in pottery has traveled beyond the “paint and glaze” classes held elsewhere, time to move on to Hard Stay Clay Studio. Lafayette native Adel Devalcourt has returned home from ground zero of ceramics Santa Fe to open her own studio and gallery space in Lafayette’s Oil Center. Her classes are six sessions long and range from beginner hand building to advanced wheel throwing. She also plans on offering open hours to work on individual projects and to sell her students creations in the retail section of her shop. To register call 337-296-7292.
- Roosters Antique Market
Freshen up an old piece of furniture, your hallway bathroom, or maybe create a piece of wall art with the painting techniques learned at Roosters Antique Market. As the exclusive distributer of Maison Blanche chalk paints, owner Leslie Guillory teaches technique classes handed down by the vintage paint line. Classes will be starting soon. Call 337-216-0513 for more information.
- Stitch and Frame
Want to try your hand at needlework? The stitch group at the new Stitch and Frame would love to help you get started! Previously located on Ridge Road, Lafayette’s only needlepoint shop relocated to Broussard last Fall, and the weekly stitch group moved with them. Beginners can purchase canvases and all the threads at the shop to get started in creating family heirloom pieces, be it a ring bearer pillow or Christmas stockings. The group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m., and on the third Thursday at 5 p.m. at Stitch and Frame on Albertsons Parkway.