Getting Crafty

 Getting Crafty

Local businesses are offering a variety virtual crafting workshopsCorinne Minard With the state entering another month of staying at home, many of us are itching to do something different. That’s where virtual crafting classes can come into play. Many local companies are hosting these special sessions to help all of us use our creativity while staying in the house.

Queen City Clay has been providing live streaming art lessons and selling at-home pottery kits to go along with lessons. On May 12, host Morgan Fraley will be demonstrating the bubble painting technique to participants.

Rustic Grains Wood Company in Pleasant Plain is offering online tutorials for making your own charcuterie board. Those who sign up for the May 13 class will receive a wooden board, board oil and care instructions along with the lesson.

Northern Kentucky University’s School of the Arts will be offering two online workshops for adults this summer. The ‘Zine Workshop, June 13-19, will teach participants how to make their own ‘zines—an old-school product—with some modern technology. The Collage Workshop, June 27-July 3, will explore the medium of collages and teach several techniques. Both classes will be taught by Randel Plowman, who is known for his printmaking.

And for those who want to buy crafts instead of making them—the last-minute Mother’s Day gift struggle is real—you can attend a virtual Hamilton Flea on Facebook on May 9. The event includes a virtual yoga session and local artisans talking about their craft.