Saturday, March 30, 2013

Drop In & Paint at the Festival of Fun

Great News! Bear Hands Art Factory and Framing will be operating a Drop-In painting booth at the Festival  of Fun at Union Point. For $10/person, you can come paint a creative 6x8 painting of a bear. Come learn more about our Drop-In painting program, and get a taste of what its like to paint at Bear Hands. I'll be there with a few members of the Bear Hands Team to provide a fun painting experience.
We're so excited to show New Bern how fun and easy acrylic painting on canvas can be! The Festival of Fun is on April 13 at Union Point,  and we'll be there all day with canvas, brushes, paint, and teachers to give you pointers on your paintings. See you there!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Frame of the Week: Shadowbox

This beautiful custom built shadow box frame showcases a photograph of a baby and a spoon that belonged to the child. Carefully designed and structured to compliment both objects, the silver shadowbox frame matches the baby spoon and allows a dramatic shadow around the piece. The fillet around the photo draws attention to the photograph. A shadowbox frame is a beautiful way to make your memories and experiences a part of your home. At Bear Hands, our talented designers work with you to find  the best frame for your piece.

Coming soon, the puzzling tale of Mr. Burdic's vast collection of framed masterpieces. 

Saturday, March 23, 2013

This Summer: Pottery Camps at Bear Hands

Summer Camps are now on schedule at Bear Hands! I'm Hannah Mathiot, Bear Hands Blogger and part of the summer camp teaching team. We teach a wonderful variety of summer camps for kids ages 4-6, 7+, and 10+ every year. Our experienced teachers plan each class individually and we are always integrating new projects into our lessons.

This year, we are offering more pottery classes than ever before. We will have four week-long, hand building pottery classes for kids ages 7+, and two wheel classes for ages 10+.  I am always amazed at how much the kids enjoy making functional art. When they make something beautiful that they can use every day, they feel really creative and accomplished. We teach the kids the fundamental rules of making pottery. They learn how to join the clay properly,  how to create secure structures, how to decorate and glaze their work, and about the firing process the clay goes through to become vitrified.

Our pottery wheel classes, for ages 10+, are always in high demand. This year, we will be running two week-long beginner's wheel camps. Each wheel camp has only eight slots, due to the size of our studio, and these camps generally fill up quickly. If your child is interested in learning the process of throwing bowls on the wheel, sign up and put a deposit on your space right away!

We're offering a lot of other summer camp opportunities as well, mixed media, drawing, and painting! Click here for a full calender of our kids summer camps. 

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