Date & Time
Saturday, August 1, 2015 11:00 am
to 3:00 pm
Venue
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
Address
4848 Main Street, Houston, Texas 77002

Please join us on Saturday, August 1st, between 11:00 AM and 3:00 PM, for our monthly HANDS-ON HOUSTON. This month, participants will make bottle cap pendants, inspired by the works in Course of Action: 50 Years of Jewelry and Enamel at the Glassell School of Art. Draw an image or create a collage of colorful stickers in the center of the flattened silver cap. Seal the image beneath a clear (pre-hardened) epoxy dot. Attach your pendant to a silk cord and wear your creation home! Please allow 10-15 minutes for this drop-in activity.

This activity mimics vitreous enameling, a metalworking technique that has been used to decorate jewelry since ancient times. During this process, crushed glass, mixed with colorful minerals, is fused to a metal surface using a blowtorch or other heat element.

Please Note:  This activity will take place indoors and is on a first-come, first-served basis, while supplies last. No supplies handed out after 2:50 PM.

HANDS-ON HOUSTON is a free drop-in event held the first Saturday of every month. Each month, a teaching artist demonstrates a craft related to the current exhibitions. Families and children of all ages are welcome to come any time between 11 AM and 3 PM and participate in a 15-20 minute activity. Materials are provided. This program supports HCCC’s mission to advance education about the process, product and history of craft. More information at https://crafthouston.org/learn/education-overview/.

Above: Bottle cap pendants. Photo by Amanda Shackleford.

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4848 Main Street, Houston, TX 77002

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft is located in the Houston Museum District, two blocks south of Highway 59, near Rosedale St. Visitors should park in the free parking lot located directly behind the building, off Rosedale and Travis Streets, and enter through the back entrance. 

Free Admission

OPEN TUESDAY – SATURDAY, 10 AM – 5 PM

4848 Main Street, Houston, TX 77002

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft is located in the Houston Museum District, two blocks south of Highway 59, near Rosedale St. Visitors should park in the free parking lot located directly behind the building, off Rosedale and Travis Streets, and enter through the back entrance. 

Free Admission

OPEN TUESDAY – SATURDAY, 10 AM – 5 PM

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