See the below links for upcoming community art workshops:


:: Gifts Given and Received Workshop :: 

Love brings us many things… what gifts have you given or have you received in it?

The fourth workshop through A Study on Love explores this idea of gifts. These are not “things” given, but gifts to ones life… Drop in to share what you’ve given or received!

Fair Trade Coffee House, on State Street, on March 22, 2014

From 12-4pm

A variety of boxes will be available…so,

What will your gift box look like? Will it be a bright and shiny gift, with sparkles? Will it be scratched and dark?

How will it be sealed? How will it be opened? With a gentle pull or with scissors? Can it be opened at all?

Will it be a collection of boxes, one inside the other?

What are the gifts in your life? Is it a gift that was given to you – an example of how someone taught you how to be more kind or laugh harder at British Comedy? A love of cooking? A hard gift of a broken heart, that you became stronger with? An interest in a movie that you now love? A child? A marriage? A shared life together? Did someone give you the ability to love when you thought you couldn’t anymore? Or perhaps a better way to see the world…

Or maybe a gift that you gave to someone? How you taught them to plant a bulb in the spring? Showed them a band that they now love? Showed someone how to love deeper? Showed how you communicate or how you need to love? Did you teach a friend a math equation that they needed help on? Or maybe you gave your love to them, unrequited, and the box remains sealed…

There are so many options and possibilities; there are so many stories and gifts of love that we have. Some break us, some help us. Some are big and some are small. Some are pandora’s boxes and never end. Some hold secrets…

What will your box hold? Come and drop by to write your gifts, choose a box to wrap it in, and share! Finished and sealed boxes will be a part of the project, and will be available to explore at the opening reception night on June 6, 2014 at Absolutely Art!

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Past workshops:


:: Valentine’s Day Card Making Workshop for Families :: 

On 2/08/14 at Madison Children’s Museum, 100 N. Hamilton Street, from 11am-2pm.

Free, with price of museum admission. Also, THIS ONE is a family event, so only families with children may attend. But there will be a pop-up event at a cafe the night before. Cafe TBD – will announce it soon!

Join us to drop in and make a card for friends, family members, or loved ones at the Valentine’s Day Card Making Workshop, hosted at the Madison Children’s Museum! We will have all sorts of paper, stickers, stamps, envelopes, books of sonnets and poetry, and more to create a handmade card for a loved one for Valentine’s Day the next week.

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:: Conversations on Love: An Evening of Spoken Word and Laughter on Love :: 

Conversations on Love: an evening of spoken word and laughter on Love

On 1/31/14 at Crescendo at 1859 Monroe St from 7pm-10pm.


Inviting all storytellers, poets, and comedians to share Conversations on Love: stories told without notes, poems, or literally a conversation you’ve had on love. Please join us as we talk about all that is love – funny, crushing, poetic, romantic, uplifting, disappointing. Inspired by the Moth, share what you know of love and hear others in return.

loveletter::  Love Letters Workshop ::  

::  Saturday, December 14, from 10am-2pm ::

Have you ever written a letter to someone and not given it to them?

A letter for a broken heart, searching for answers,  A letter to a person passed, A letter of unrequited love, A letter of friendship,

Letters to Mothers, Fathers, Friends,  Letters to lovers, boyfriends, girlfriends, husbands, wives

I have written my share of letters. Sometimes writing the letter is the best way to express how you feel after being hurt, or feeling joy, or being thankful. Simply writing your feelings can help.

Inspired by PostSecret, I am calling for you to send your letters or postcards to this project.

No names or dates, but it is a way to share your thoughts with the world.

Similar to PostSecret, they will all be anonymous, but as part of the project, some will be posted here on the blog and some will be in the community art exhibit.

Come to a community art/writing workshop to create your own postcard. Come to create and to talk about love.

Saturday, December 14, from 10am-2pm at Cafe Zoma on Atwood. Please drop by and create a card that says what it needs to say. Keep it for yourself, give it to the intended person, or put it in the drop box.




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