Workshops

Earring Making Workshops

Learn the basics of creating polymer clay earrings! Your ticket includes enough materials to make at least 2 pairs of earrings and one pair of small studs. In this 3 hour workshop you will learn how to…
  • Create colorful surface patterns on your earrings, such as terrazzo, sprinkles, or squiggles
  • Properly cure your earrings in a home oven
  • Smooth and sand your earrings for a professional finish
  • Assemble your earrings using stud posts and jump rings

Upcoming Class Dates

  • Sunday, June 2nd, 2-5 pm at The Hill Center 921 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE, Washington, DC. Only 3 spots left! Your ticket includes complimentary beer and wine! Sign up here.  
  • Saturday, July 20, 1-4 pm at Merry Pin 7350 Georgia Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20012. Only 10 spots available! Sign up here. 

 


Ring Dish Making Workshops with the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture 

In this workshop, you will learn how to create your own polymer clay trinket dish inspired by painter Nelson Stevens’s triptych, Unity. Polymer clay is a lightweight, colorful clay that can be hardened in a home oven. Learn about Steven’s work and the African Commune of Bad Relevant Artists, or AfriCOBRA, a collective formed in 1968 to create uplifting art relevant to Black communities, while forming your own trinket dish using colors and patterns inspired by the painting.

Your ticket includes the cost of all materials needed for the activity, hands-on instruction, and a presentation by a NMAAHC curator. Materials kits will be shipped to participants in advance of the program. Thanks to support from the museum, the cost to you in only $20.

Upcoming Class Dates

  • Thursday, June 13, 6-7:15 pm via Zoom. Registration closes on June 5 so we have time to ship all materials to you. Your ticket includes domestic U.S. shipping. Sign up here.
  • Save the date: Next class is September 26, 6-7:15 pm via Zoom.