26 May Nickel Plate Arts’ Date Night
Beat the heat and cool off by getting creative!
From 6 p.m. until 9 p.m.
At Nickel Plate Arts Campus & Other Downtown Noblesville Locations (see below for details)
107 S. 8th Street, Noblesville, IN 46060
$10/couples activity or $30 for all 4 activities on NPArts campus; Special pricing on projects hosted by local partners (see below for details)
Kavita Mahoney / firstname.lastname@example.org
Send summer off with a creative Date Night designed for couples, girl’s night out, or a parent-child duo. Create artwork together and participate in hands-on activities led by local artists and performers. Enjoy jazzy live music from local band Cadre and performances from Improbable Fiction Theatre Company. Appetizers and wine/beer will be available to round out the night. Plus, hop around downtown Noblesville to participate in additional arts activities hosted by partners such as Caravan Classes, Kaleidoscope Krossing, Kiln Creations, and more! Read below for more details on projects & activities and reserve your spots today! Maps will be available at Nickel Plate Arts during the event.
Activities on Nickel Plate Arts Campus (107 S. 8th Street, Noblesville, IN 46060):
Tori Weyers - Abstract Painted Paper Collage
Explore different acrylic painting techniques using stencils, mark-making tools, and mono printing that will transform plain white paper into bold and colorful collage material. Couples will create patterns, textures, expressive marks, and fields of color as the building blocks for simple, but dynamic finished collages that they create together. Tap into your personal creative style and explore abstract composition through the painted page and a pair of scissors, along with guided instruction from local artist Tori Weyers.
Debby Bauman - Marbled Silhouettes
Learn how to Ebru, the Turkish art of paper marbling, in this hands-on art activity. Create a marbled silhouette of you and your partner with step-by-step instruction from local artist, Debby Bauman. Explore color and design using oil-based inks and other tools to form a marbled design around your own silhouetted image. Each individual will end up with a finished print to match their partner’s!
Improbable Fiction Theatre Company - Write Your Own Love Sonnet
Sonnets were Shakespeare’s ultimate expression of love! Share your love through a sonnet writing activity and explore themes and metaphors of love that relate to your own relationship. Listen as actors from the Improbable Fiction Theatre Company perform and explain Shakespeare’s famous 18th sonnet, “Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer’s Day.” Then, express your own love by writing a sonnet with your loved one with help from members of the Improbable Fiction Theatre Company.
Storytelling Arts of Indiana - Tell Tales of Romance
Learn the art of storytelling from a pro! Sally Perkins from the Storytelling Arts of Indiana will guide couples through different storytelling techniques and teach them how to create their own story. Choose from different topics to trigger ideas and stories from your own relationship. Then, learn how to construct and tell your own story and receive a recording of your tale! Couples can choose to tell their stories together or record separately to keep it a surprise. These tales will be fun to rediscover and laugh or cry at in years to come!
Activities Throughout Downtown Noblesville:
Please note that all locations are a short, walkable distance from Nickel Plate Arts' campus! Maps available at Nickel Plate Arts during event.
Caravan Classes (92 S. 9th Street, Noblesville, IN 46060) - Mini Masterpiece of the Noblesville Courthouse
Create mini masterpiece paintings of the historic downtown Noblesville courthouse in a realistic or pop art style. Explore photo transfer and painting techniques in the fun and artsy atmosphere of Caravan Classes, led by the dynamic artist duo of Deanna Leonard and Erin Goodman. Mini easels will be provided so you can display your mini masterpiece at home! Walk-in or pre-register online by clicking here ($10 per couple).
Kiln Creations (60 N. 9th Street, Noblesville, IN 46060) - Pair of Ceramic Mugs
Stop by Kiln Creations and create matching couples’ mugs. Explore the art of ceramics with fun and easy painting techniques to personalize your mugs. Walk-in or pre-register online by clicking here (2 mugs for $20).
Kaleidoscope Krossing (185 S. 8th Street, Noblesville, IN 46060) - Alcohol Ink & Zentangles
Walk over to Kaleidoscope Krossing and participate in a variety of art projects using alcohol inks and zentangle drawing techniques. Choose from decorative tiles, framed pieces of art or pendant necklaces. Couples will have a great time creating partnered artwork or individual pieces to take home. Plus, check out local artwork exhibited in the space including pen and ink sketches by Tony Costello and a youth photo exhibit. Walk-in or pre-register online by clicking here ($10 per couple).