Interactive arts events happening this week



Learn to make your own jewelry using beads from around the world. Guests of this Hamilton East Public Library craft program, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 20, will take home a finished piece at the end of the evening. The class is taught by Emily Wasonga of Love’s Hangover. Registration is required at


In this class for beginners, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 22, guests will learn how to form all italic, lowercase letters, which originated in Renaissance Italy. Paper, pen, guidesheet and exemplar will be provided free of charge, along with take-home instructional materials. The class will be taught by Julia Fish Thompson, president of the Calligraphy Guild of Indiana. Thompson has worked in calligraphy for more than 30 years and works out of her home studio in Zionsville. Guests must be 18 or over to register. For more, visit


Tori Weyers’ intuitive abstract painting class begins Feb. 22 (Submitted photo)

Beginning Feb. 22, Nickel Plate Arts and artist Tori Weyers will begin 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. Cost 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


Red is the color of love, among many things, so Nickel Plate Arts thought it only appropriate to devote its February exhibit to exploring the color. The “Paint the Town Red” exhibit will showcase the works of community artists from the area. Artists from a wide variety of backgrounds and styles will display works in a range of mediums that showcase different shades of red through Feb. 24. The exhibit will be on display during normal gallery hours, noon to 5 p.m., Wednesdays through Fridays and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays.


Guests of this Hamilton East Public Library program, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 27, will expand their jewelry-making repertoire by learning how to make stretch bracelets. Previous experience in making jewelry is highly recommended since the class will be more complex and requires some dexterity. The class will be taught by Emily Wasonga from Love’s Hangover. Registration is required at


Each month, Nickel Plate Arts presents a showcase of artwork by a local artist or art group inside our Stephenson House Gallery, 107 S. Eighth St. For February, the arts organization welcomes Tori Weyers’ “100 Days of Abstracts” exhibit, a collection of the artist’s works formed during her personal project described in the show title. The exhibit will be open to the public during regular business hours, from noon to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays through the month. For more on Weyers and her work, visit

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