24 Feb April Featured Partnership Events/Classes
Many of our Partners participate in Welcome to Fairyville! Go to https://nickelplatearts.org/fairyville/ for more information.
Second Friday – Fishers Arts Council Presents: Senior Showcase- Reception at the Collaboration Hub at Hamilton County Community Foundation on Friday, April 14th from 6-8p. This free reception is open to the public and all ages are welcome. Meet the student artists of Fishers & Hamilton Southeastern High Schools, enjoy all of their works and partake of light refreshments, and see who wins scholarships in Drawing, Photography, Painting, and 3-D art. There will be live music..- Art Gallery at the Collaboration Hub 11810 Technology Dr., Fishers, IN 46038 – April 14th – 6-8p.
This Month’s Theme: Poetry Gals
LGBTQ+ Ally Meetup – Our intention for this meetup is for the members of the LGBTQ+ community and their allies to have an open space for dialogue, and support. A place that protects, inspires, and empowers the young and all. Let’s work together to create an amazing meetup. – Apr. 1st – 2 to 4pm.
Walking Club – The starting point for the walk is the front porch of Nickel Plate Arts, 107 S. 8th Street, Noblesville. Bring water, suntan lotion, and rain gear. The Gal’s Guide walking club is open to all fitness levels. – Apr. 8th, 9am.
Film Club – Leah Leach is our resident movie geek. With a background of working in movie theaters, video stores, and 18 years behind the camera, she’s got a knack for picking an interesting movie to talk about. And we don’t care about the first rule of Fight Club, the first rule of Film Club is: You talk about Film Club. – Apr. 20th – 5:30 to 7pm.
Book Club – Katie Harris has a knack for picking a great book! A leader (and treasured unicorn) of Gal’s Guide Book Club Katie will handpick a book that fits into our research theme for the month. Selections might be fiction, they might be nonfiction. Because of our wide reach, we’re still looking at using Zoom to meet. We are a no-pressure book club, you don’t have to read the full book to participate. You do however have to sign up. – Apr. 27th – 8 to 9pm.
Cupcake & Create Fairyville Edition – Learn to decorate 4 fairy inspired cupcakes and complete a fairy art project paired with a magic fruit potion tea. – Apr. 15th, 2 to 4pm.
Art Explorers for Toddler-PreK – This 30 minute session features exploration of mediums and creativity. Parents will stay with their child supporting them in their work, and clean up as needed. Siblings are welcome to observe but you are only required to pay for each child participating. – Tuesdays 11 to 11:30am.
After School Art – After school class meets at 4:30 every Wednesday beginning Sept 7th. This class is designed for ages 6-12. Students will learn a variety of techniques using different mediums, completing a project most class days. Drawing and Art History are also incorporated in to the lessons of this class. – Wednesdays 4:30 to 5:30pm.
Paint with Bunnies – Join us for an exciting night of painting and fluffy baby animals! Silly Safaris will be bringing us a menagerie of Easter bunnies and chicks to pet and love. When you’ve had your fill of bunnies and chicks, you can paint some Easter themed pottery! – Apr. 4th, 4 to 8pm.
Build a Bunny – We will be making Easter bunnies out of wet clay! For $28, you get one bunny of either style. The egg-shaped bunny is more difficult, but we’re happy to walk you through either! You build the bunny, you decide its characteristics and you come back and paint him! – Apr. 2nd, 5 to 6pm.
Beginner’s Hand Building Class – Join us for a four weeklong hand building journey, Thursdays in April from 6-8p (6, 13, 20, 27). This is an adult beginner’s hand building class. We will make 4-6 projects that you will get to paint. Learn about mid fire clay and glazes with some hand building basics. – Apr. 6, 13, 20, 27 from 6 to 8pm.
Kids’ Wheel Class: Fridays – Did you know wheel throwing is one of the oldest crafts? Get your hands dirty the ancient way and join our kid’s wheel class. This is an hour and a half long class that teaches you to center, pierce, pull and generally get covered in mud. This class meets Fridays beginning 4/7 and going through 4/28 from 430-6pm. – Apr. 7, 14, 21, 28 from 4:30 to 6pm.
Make Your Own Frog Jar – Do you love frogs as much as we do? We are frog obsessed and we have been working on this class for a minute. Make this froggy guy with us and stash all your great stuff in him when you’re done! For $32, we’ll teach you step by step on how to make his bottom body and his top head. And we can’t forget his pokey eyeballs! – Apr. 7th, 6 to 7:30pm.
Spring Trees – In this workshop, create your very own light up spring tree. You can customize the vibe of your tree with regular, specialty or glitter paints. Add painted scenes of easter eggs or bunny faces. The flat nature of the tree lends itself to many embellishments. And your finished tree comes with twist or flower lights- your choice!- and a light kit. – Apr. 8th, 6 to 8pm.
Squish on a Dish – Make a plate and get a new mini squishmallow! We have dozens of mini squishmallows waiting for new homes and we want to party with you! – Apr. 14th, 6 to 8pm.
Princess Party – We will paint a princess figurine, have a treat, and receive a special visit from a very famous princess. She will be here at the studio to give us an etiquette lesson, read us a story, and answer all our questions about being a princess. Be sure to bring your cameras for pictures with the princess. Our paints are washable, so all princess attire is welcome! – Apr. 15th, 4 to 6pm.
Resin Art – We will be delving into the wild world of resin art. – Apr. 16th, 5 to 6:30pm.
Couples’ Wheel Class – We’re having a couples’ clay class for a great couples’ price. For $85, you are your partner, friend, or that special someone you’ve always wanted to take a class with can come in a get messy in the clay with us! Our instructor will walk you through throwing on the wheel. Create a small bowl in this beginner’s class. – Apr. 22nd, 6 to 8pm.
Spinning 3 Spinning Textured Yarns – Textured yarns are one way we create visual effects in our finished textiles. And the beautiful thing is there are many ways to achieve interesting results! You do not have to be an experienced spinner–you just have to know how to spin a basic single. We will spin different breeds that, by their nature, spin up with extra loft or more halo. We will also experiment with various preparation methods and blends. Toss in some silk noil! Leave those long wool locks intact! Come get your hands “dirty” and see how enchanting it is to create textured yarns. – Apr. 8th, 12:30 to 3:30pm.
Weave 3 Shaft Krokbragd – Let’s weave Krokbragd! Krokbragd is a very fun weaving technique. It creates a weft-faced fabric that is thick and suitable for placemats, rugs, bench pads, wall hangings and more. You will learn how to follow Krokbragd patterns on the first day, and on the second day we will start to design our own at the loom! – Apr. 28th, 10:30am to 4pm.
Regular Choir Rehearsal – Visit us at a rehearsal – visitors are welcome at any time. This group of women loves to sing so much that we refused to let a pandemic stop us! We meet each week to sing together to learn new songs and perfect them for performance. – Ivy Tech Lawrence Auditorium 9301 E. 59th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46216 – Apr. Tuesdays- 7 to 9pm.
Flix Fundraiser – Watch a movie, eat food, and help a talented group of performers. – Apr. 11th, 7pm.
Greencastle Wool Show – Color Me Happy is excited to be part of the newly branded Greencastle Wool Show in April! – Apr. 14th, 8am to 5pm.
Hamilton County Artists’ Associations’ April Exhibit- Dribble Dribble Splash.
Crimes of the Heart – Arts for Lawrence Theater at the Fort – The scene is Hazlehurst, Mississippi, where the three Magrath sisters have gathered to await news of the family patriarch, their grandfather, who is living out his last hours in the local hospital. Lenny, the oldest sister, is unmarried at thirty and facing diminishing marital prospects; Meg, the middle sister, who quickly outgrew Hazlehurst, is back after a failed singing career on the West Coast; while Babe, the youngest, is out on bail after having shot her husband in the stomach. Their troubles, grave and yet, somehow, hilarious, are highlighted by their priggish cousin, Chick, and by the awkward young lawyer who tries to keep Babe out of jail while helpless not to fall in love with her. In the end the play is the story of how its young characters escape the past to seize the future—but the telling is so true and touching and consistently hilarious that it will linger in the mind long after the curtain has descended. – 7:30pm: 4/28, 4/29, 5/5, 5/6 & 2:00pm: 4/29, 4/30, 5/6, 5/7.
Check out more Partners’ Websites for upcoming Events, Classes, & Shows!Noblesville Main Street, Improbable Fiction Theatre Company, Resounding Joy, Hyperion Players, Vintage Adventures, Janus Developmental Services