Interactive arts events happening this week

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INTERMEDIATE JEWELRY MAKING

Expand your jewelry making repertoire from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. March 6 at Hamilton East Public Library by learning how to make stretch bracelets. Previous experience in making jewelry is highly recommended since this class will be more complex and requires some dexterity. This class will be taught by Emily Wasonga from Love’s Hangover. Registration is required at help.lib.in.us.

MAKE IT/TAKE IT: IRISH DANCERS

Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, Hamilton East Public Library staff and guests 18 and older will create an illuminated wine bottle with an Irish theme from 6:30 to 8 p.m. March 8. Prior to the craft portion of the evening, the group will enjoy an exhibition of Irish dancing. The 30-minute performance will be presented by beginner through junior dancers at the Richens/Timm Academy of Irish Dance. The performance and the craft are both free, but registration is required at hepl.lib.in.us.

SECOND SATURDAY

Nickel Plate Arts will celebrate the coming of spring during its monthly Second Saturday event from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 10. Guests will make kites at the Nickel Plate Arts campus at 107 S. Eighth St. Each project ranges from $5 to $10 and includes all supplies. For more, visit nickelplatearts.org.

GRASSROOTS MUSIC OPEN JAM

Join Hamilton East Public Library staff from 6:30 to 8 p.m. March 13 for an acoustic, family friendly open jam session. Guests will play folk, rock, blues, country, bluegrass, pop or anything else that appeals. Bring your instrument, prepare to sing or just drop in and listen. Registration is not required for this free event but will help determine seating. For more, visit hepl.lib.in.us, or call the adult services department at 317-770-3215.

Tori Weyers’ Intuitive Abstract Painting Class will take place through March 15. (Submitted photo)

INTUITIVE ABSTRACT PAINTING CLASS

Nickel Plate Arts and artist Tori Weyers have begun an intuitive abstract painting class, which will meet weekly on Thursdays from 6 to 9 p.m. through March 15 at the Judge Stone House Gallery, 107 S. Eighth St. The class will be led by Weyers, is $130, and includes all supplies. Weyers will lead students through abstract painting and mixed media techniques. Class members will explore artistic intuition, find their artistic style, work with acrylic paints, get comfortable working big and mixing colors both on the palette and on the canvas, learn how to work in layers, and explore a variety of mark making tools and mixed media techniques. To sign up, visit nickelplatearts.org.

BIRDIE GALLERY DROP-IN STUDIO

The Hamilton County Artists’ Association’s Birdie Gallery, 195 S. Fifth St., is open from 1 to 3 p.m. each Thursday for the public to take part in an open studio session. All are welcome, from novice to experienced, at no cost. Come with your supplies and create in the company of others. For more, visit hcaa-in.org.

‘OUR HOMETOWN’ EXHIBIT

Noblesville and its surrounding areas are full of picturesque scenes and happenings. Nickel Plate Arts’ March exhibit, “Our Hometown,” features artwork from area photographers that contemplate the title theme. The exhibit will be on display in the Judge Stone House gallery space through March 31 during normal gallery hours, from noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

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