D.I.Y. Calendar

Ponyride Open House

From our friends at Ponyride:

Saturday March 7th, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
5203 Loraine Street
(Pull into the gate and park in the lot)

The Ponyride residents invite you to come to the studio this weekend to see what they are up to. There will be hand crafted items to buy, refreshments, and good times! We would love to see you. You can support your local creative community by showing up.

Screen Printing Workshop

From our friends at POST:

Your pet deserves 15 minutes of fame! And a custom-made portrait!

Learn the basics of screen printing and create a special portrait of your favorite furry friend. During this 5 hour make & take workshop, Melissa will teach you how to create a set of multi-layered screen prints, similar in style and technique to the portraits made by Andy Warhol. These custom 8x10 prints will be created using your own photo. After you register, we’ll email you with instructions. You’ll be asked via email to submit your photo at least one week before the workshop. Nothing fancy needed - cell phone photos will work fine!

This workshop is great for any skill level. Beginners will learn screen printing basics while those with more experience can deepen their skills as we cover techniques such as: making images for screens without a darkroom using the stencil method, printing split fountains/rainbow rolls, printing halftone images, and registering multiple colors. Come in feeling loose and easy - we’ll be making decisions on the fly, layer by layer, and making it up as we go!

Everyone will take home twelve 8x10 prints!

8 x 10 inch Mutual Adoration frames will be available in the shop at a 20% discount for workshop attendees!

Aprons will be provided, but please wear clothes that you don’t mind getting a little bit dirty. Screen printing ink will stain your clothing.
Please note: Registration for this class will close 10 days in advance to allow time for photos to be sent via email and screens to be prepped for each student.

About the instructor:

Melissa Dettloff is a Detroit illustrator who has been screen printing since 2001. She prints posters, cards, fabric, zines, and more for her label Hooray Forever. Almost everything she makes has a dog on it.

Please note:

+ No experience necessary.

+ This class is appropriate for ages 14 and over.

+ All tools/supplies/materials will be provided.

+ Refreshments will be served.

+ Space is limited so please register soon. Popular classes sell out quickly.

Floral Jewelry Workshop

From our friends at POST:

Love flowers? Why not wear them! This might just be our prettiest workshop ever!

Just in time for Valentines/Galentines Day, we'll be creating unique wearable compositions of fresh and dried flowers. During this make & take workshop, Julia will guide you through your choice of project. All materials will be provided for you. You'll take home a fancy piece of jewelry, care instructions for your new piece, and the know-how to continue creating gorgeous floral arrangements for wearing to special events, parties, weddings, and more!

When registering for this workshop, you will select the type of jewelry you'd like to create.
Floral Earrings - $55
Floral Cuff Bracelet - $65
Floral Collar Necklace - $80

About the instructor:

Julia Griffin is the founder of Willa Rose Floral - a floral design studio and flower farm in Core City, Detroit. She has turned formerly vacant lots and a vacant home into a gorgeous flower farm, design studio and home base for creative projects. She specializes in unique, seasonal, and local floral design.

Please note:

+ No experience necessary.

+ This class is appropriate for ages 14 and over.

+ All tools/supplies/materials will be provided.

+ Refreshments will be served.

+ Space is limited so please register soon. Popular classes sell out quickly.

Tiny Expo

Ann Arbor District Library, Ann Arbor, MI
It's the 10th annual Tiny Expo Indie Art & Craft Fair!!

Tiny Expo features over 40 artists and crafters selling handmade wares in a festive library space in the heart of downtown Ann Arbor.

Stay tuned for updates at tinyexpo.com.

Berkley Art Bash

Downtown Berkley, Berkley, MI
Saturday, June 8 from 10-6 on Twelve Mile in downtown Berkley for art work from over 150 artists, live music, fabulous food & fun for kids! Parking is free and plentiful plus we have a complimentary bike corral. Dogs are welcome.

Visit www.BerkleyArtBash.com for more info.

DIYpsi Holiday Market

Riverside Arts Center, Ypsilanti, MI
From our friends at DIYpsi:

We're taking over Riverside Arts Center in beautiful downtown Ypsilanti! We'll have four floors of handmade fun featuring:

+ 100 of the the best makers in the midwest selling a curated
selection of perfect holiday gifts
+ handcrafted food by Ma Lou's / Coffee by Hyperion Coffee Company and Michigan brews by Cultivate Coffee & TapHouse
+ make and take projects & unique gift experiences for all ages
+ film screenings and dance performances

Come Join Us!
Saturday, December 8 from 11-7
Sunday, December 9 from 12-6

All ages / $1 admission

More info at http://www.diypsi.com/
Ypsilanti Downtown Parking Map: https://bit.ly/2TAtmGm

Detroit Urban Craft Fair

Masonic Temple, Detroit, MI
Find special local gifts. Enjoy a unique local tradition. Visit the 14th annual Detroit Urban Craft Fair! Michigan's largest and longest-running indie craft fair is returning to the world's biggest Masonic Temple. With more than 100 juried vendors, selling everything from jewelry and clothing to bath products and home decor, it's the perfect place to shop for one-of-a-kind handmade treasures. And with music, food, and a historic setting, it's a festive weekend to share with friends.

Friday, December 6: 6-9
Saturday, December 7: 10 am - 7 pm
Sunday, December 8: 11 am - 6 pm
Masonic Temple: 500 Temple Street, Detroit
Admission: $1 (Children 12 and under admitted free)


Riverside Arts Center, Ypsilanti, MI
DIYpsi returns to the Riverside Arts Center for their 10th annual holiday market!

Dally in the Alley

Cass Corridor, Detroit, MI
From Dally in the Alley:

Dally In The Alley is one of Detroit's longest-running events. Organized by volunteers and the North Cass Community Union- All without aid of corporate sponsorship- this festival is set in the unique and historic alleys and streets of the north Cass Corridor. A neighborhood celebration of local musicians, artists, restaurants, vendors and people of all sorts. Dally is open and welcoming to ALL people, regardless of, well, anything. Dally features LOCAL music, art, organizations and vendors. We depend on the community's support, so please BUY A BEER/ BEVERAGE from US, buy a Dally t-shirt and/or poster, support our vendors and respect each other!
Here are a few suggestions for enjoying Dally:
1. We are family-friendly, especially earlier. Bring your kids to the Kid's Fair area.
2. Come with an open mind. Dally celebrates the rich diversity of humanity and you should too!
3. We celebrate local musicians, so if you like someone let them know!
4. We support local visual artists, so take plenty of pictures of their stuff!
5. Buy beer from us!
6. Love one another.

Mo Pop Festival

, Detroit, MI
Handmade Detroit is presenting the Craft Bazaar inside the Mo Pop Festival! We've curated 24 of our favorite local makers and crafters inside one giant tent at this awesome 2 day long concert.

For a full lineup of the bands, crafters and activities at Mo Pop, visit the Mo Pop website!