As We Dwell
As We Dwell
Apr
29
10:00 am10:00

Watercolor Brush Calligraphy

$85
Instructor: Carina Cheung from bycocoandco
Location: 1131 E. 5th Street, Los Angeles CA 90013
Description:
Want to learn modern watercolor brush calligraphy but not sure where to begin? This workshop will teach you the basics of word formation! In this class, you will learn basic brush calligraphy strokes and how to apply the correct pressure throughout the lowercase alphabet. You will also learn tips and tricks on styling a quote onto paper using water-brush calligraphy! Click here to sign up

What you will learn within this workshop:
-basic brush strokes
-word formation and lowercase alphabet script
-How to create a design layout and letter a print with your favorite quote

This workshop will include materials to use and to take home such as:
-Watercolor Brush Guide sheets
-Watercolor paper
- 1 water brush
- watercolor round brush (2/00)
-watercolor paints
-Bonus goodie: a hand lettered print for future motivation and inspiration!
-Light snacks and refreshments will be provided!

May
13
10:00 am10:00

Watercolor Basics

$125
Instructor: Amanda Houston from Aria Paperie
Location: 1131 E. 5th Street, Los Angeles CA 90013

Description: In this 3 hour workshop, you will learn the fundamentals of watercolor painting. The class will begin by discussing the quality materials, which will be used in the class. You'll then learn about the basics of color, mixing, and technique. Once you've covered these basics, Amanda will guide you through the steps of creating beautiful floral elements with watercolor, including roses, peonies, and different types of leaves. Before the class concludes, each student will create a floral watercolor wreath to take home and showcase their new skills.

Workshops include light refreshments and all supplies, including: Watercolor Basics booklet (written by Amanda), 2 different sized brushes, a palette with 7 different paint colors, and quality watercolor paper. Click here to sign up

May
13
2:00 pm14:00

Adventures in Kombucha Home-Brewing Workshop

$35.00
Instructor:  Kombucha Hunter
Location: 1131 E. 5th Street, Los Angeles CA 90013
Description: Do you love kombucha? Want to learn how to make it yourself, right in your own home? We’ll walk you through the entire brewing process in our 90-minute intensive course, leaving no stone unturned. From selecting the right teas, to developing the ideal fermentation lengths and environment for your brews—our course will teach you how to make the fizziest, tastiest kombucha ever! We will also show you how to flavor your kombucha, where to source your ingredients, and create unique flavor combinations that will blow you away! The course includes your very own scoby, detailed brewing instructions, a tasting of a variety of our own brews and an elaborate Q&A portion. Click here to sign up.

About Kombucha Hunter:
Kombuchahunter.com brings you the best in commercial and home-brewed kombucha—through our innovative content, our popular workshops, and our home-brewing merchandise. We are the kombucha curators for the Eat Drink Vegan festival (the largest vegan festival in the world), and our January ’17 home-brewing workshop was selected by Time Out as one of “40 amazing things happening in L.A.” 

May
27
10:00 am10:00

Candle Making

$65
Instructor: Kristina Kochan Wingrove of Wilderess
Location: 1131 E. 5th Street, Los Angeles CA 90013
Description: Join Kristina Kochan Wingrove of Wilderess for an afternoon of candle making. Learn what makes up each candle from start to finish, the production process, and how to create your very own scent. In this workshop, you’ll make a 7oz and a 2.5oz candle to take home. You will be given a chance to mix your own scent to create something uniquely yours. Keep them for yourself or make it as a gift!

Please keep in mind that participants will have to return to retrieve their candles as they will need time to cure after they are poured. Light refreshments will be provided during the workshop. Click here to sign up.

Jul
8
10:00 am10:00

Modern Calligraphy


$145
Instructor: Angi from Angelique Ink
Location: 1131 E. 5th Street, Los Angeles CA 90013
Description:  Come join Angi of Angelique, Ink for an introduction to modern calligraphy in a three-hour workshop, and learn how to create beautiful modern script lettering with a traditional calligraphy pen. In this class, you'll learn how to properly hold an oblique pointed calligraphy pen, gain an understanding of technique with pen strokes and creating letterforms, controlling the pen, and connecting letters. The value of personal instruction and feedback provided by Angi is priceless when learning this new still, and students will also get an introduction to composition and modern styling, so you can walk away with all the tools you need for developing your skill and style.

A complete set of supplies curated by Angi are included for you to take home for practice, including her instructional guide book with practice alphabets and tips on styling, plus some fun extra goodies! Light refreshments will be provided. Registration in advance is required. Please be sure you can attend the workshop date as refunds will not be given after purchase is made. Click here to sign up

Bio: Angi is a graphic designer, calligrapher, and owner of Angelique, Ink, working with clients all over the globe to create uniquely hand lettered pieces for products, events, and branding. She spends much of her time teaching the art of modern calligraphy to people of all ages and backgrounds, helping them discover their own journey with pen, ink, and creative impulse. As a professional calligrapher for the past seven years, her passion for personal expression through handwritten calligraphy, creativity, and the resurrection of the lost art of handwriting has taken her from LA to Sydney and many places in between to guide new students to learn the technique and expression of modern pointed pen calligraphy.


Apr
23
6:30 pm18:30

As We Create: Open Mic Night

Come and share your talent with us in the heart of Arts District DTLA! You can express your creativity through spoken words, songs, story telling, and/or dance. Sign up here to secure your performance spot, and we are asking all performances to be original work only! What to expect:

  • MC: Arielle Estoria
  • Feature Artists: Michael Nelder (poetry) & Joy Oladokun (songs)
  • Performances no more than 4 minutes, with a maximum of 20 performaces
  • $5 suggested donation for door entry
  • Snack bar available

Feel free to contact hello@aswedwell.com with any questions and/or suggestions.

Apr
22
10:00 am10:00

Modern Calligraphy

$100.00
Instructor: Sarah Ku
Location: 1131 E. 5th Street, Los Angeles CA 90013
Description:  In this intro class, you will learn the basic essentials of modern calligraphy - from the anatomy of the nib to the development of your own style of letters as you connect them to form words.

Each student will take home a clipboard, alphabet template, guideline sheet, handouts of resources and helpful tips, pad of calligraphy practice paper, oblique or straight holder, 2 nibs, jar of ink and a totebag + print designed by Sarah herself! Light refreshments will also be provided. Come, meet new friends, and pick up a new hobby! Treat yourself to a couple hours of fun and relaxation! Click here to sign up.

Apr
16
11:00 am11:00

Easter Service with Brooks Church

Brooks Church will be launching their first service Easter Sunday, April 16 @11am. All are welcome to join! They are having a creative Easter service with some of these elements: 

  • Artists Studio Space with Artist painting the vision of the service when you arrive.  
  • Worship
  • Spoken Word
  • Encouraging Message:  New Series Begins:  La La Land, Your Dreams Come True
  • Free Lunch compliments of The Brooks with www.whiterabbittruck.com on site!  Filipino Fusion Food!  One of the top food trucks in LA!  

Service Starts at 11 am. Free coffee and refreshments when you arrive!   

Apr
15
10:00 am10:00

String Art Workshop


$30
Instructor: Jane Li
Location: 1131 E. 5th Street, Los Angeles CA 90013
Description: In this intro class, you will learn the basics of string art – from preparing your surface to hammering and threading techniques.

All supplies will be provided for each student to design and create their own string art piece to take home. Light refreshments will also be served, so come meet some new friends and pick up a new hobby! Click here to sign up

Liability Waiver: Because we will be working with hammers and nails, please make sure to sign the liability waiver and bring a printed copy to the workshop!

Apr
14
5:00 pm17:00

Dwelling in the City: Part 1

It's Good Friday and we want to love on our homeless community through our own creative expression. We will meet at As We Dwell before we walk over to our neighbors. Our purpose will be to simply meet one person, hear their story, and bless them with a creative artwork. We are looking for love ambassadors who enjoy listening to stories and/or want to share their artistic talent.

We will walk over as a group and break into smaller groups as soon as we get situated. The small groups will have at least one artist and one person who will engage in conversation. Our whole group will remain in close vacinity of one another. If you're interested in joining, we ask each person to bring whatever you are able to contribute. Here are the following things we are asking for:
1. notebook/journal
2. writing supply
3. snacks to share
4. artists: Bring whatever art material that would be easy for you to work with on the street.

We welcome everyone and anyone, so feel free to email hello@aswedwell.com if you have any questions or suggestions. We look forward to see you this Friday! Click here to RSVP

Apr
8
10:00 am10:00

Writing Workshop

$40.00 (with journal $45)
Instructor: Arielle Estoria
Location: 1131 E. 5th Street, Los Angeles CA 90013
Description: Feeling stuck in your creative path? Have you always loved writing but felt as though you weren't " good enough" or "qualified" to do so? Do you have a project that's been pressed on your heart but don't know where to start? Or do you just want a space to be able to clear your head and get thoughts down on paper?

Whatever space you may be in, come join Writer and Speaker Arielle Estoria and the Faithful Artisans team for a night of answering the hard questions, breaking down walls of fear and hopefully letting the writer and lover of words within you finally breath again! Click here to sign up.

Apr
7
7:00 pm19:00

ENCOUNTER: Art Night

A night filled with creative expression and community building. This is a free gathering for the community for DTLA Arts District so come and connect with other creatives. Click here for more information and to RSVP for this event.

Apr
1
10:00 am10:00

Weaving on a Frame Loom

$165.00
Instructor: Kellee Vopelak from Kellee Creative
Location: 1131 E. 5th Street, Los Angeles CA 90013
Description: Weaving on a Frame Loom is great for beginners as well as individuals who have some experience. In this workshop students will learn how to warp a frame loom, various beginner and intermediate weaving techniques, how to use several weaving tools, experiment with wool roving, and have ample opportunity to discuss and ask questions. All materials are included in the workshop price, and students will leave with a beautiful wooden frame loom and several wooden weaving tools. Click here to sign up.

Materials include:
+ wooden frame loom
+ two weaving swords
+ two shuttles
+ tapestry needle
+ warp thread
+ tapestry beater
+ yarn
+ roving
+ dowel
+ scissors
+ weaving vocabulary sheet

Mar
31
5:00 pm17:00

Dwell: Art Gallery Show

We will be featuring the artwork of local artists: Jamie Alper, David Friedman, and Seth Archuleta. It will be a night to honor these three talented artists and the work they do. We will be serving complimentary drinks and refreshments throughout the show and all are invited to come and enjoy. Click here to RSVP for this FREE event.

Mar
25
5:00 pm17:00

Macrame + Wine Workshop

$99.00
Instructor: Sarah Jung from Faithful Artisans
Location: 1131 E. 5th Street, Los Angeles CA 90013
Description: Fun fact: Macrame comes from a 13th century Arabic weavers' word 'migramah' meaning 'fringe". They were decorative fringes on camels and horses which helped keep the flies off in the hot desert regions of northern Africa. If you're looking to keep the flies away, or you just want to design your own unique wall hanging, all are welcomed! Create a piece that can hang as a staple piece in any room. You will learn some basic knots, and this workshop is perfect for anyone interested in learning a new skill or picking up a fun hobby. This is the perfect fit for beginners, those who have never done macrame before or for those who want to freshen up their skills.

We will be serving wine at this workshop to celebrate that it's the weekend! All supplies will be included to create your own Macrame wall hanging. There will also be light refreshments, an opportunity to develop wonderful relationships, and time for any questions you may have. Click here to sign up.

Mar
25
12:00 pm12:00

Terrarium Bar Workshop

Instructor: Nicole from Blue Elf Succulents
Time: Drop in anytime between 12pm-4pm
Location: 1131 E. 5th Street, Los Angeles CA 90013
Description:  Come join us at our Terrarium Bar and create a tiny world that is uniquely your own!

1. Select a vessel
2. Create a landscape using decorative sands, stones, air plants, and moss from our terrarium bar
3. Complete the scene with some flair! We'll have mini animals, sea shells, and crystals available at the bar, or bring your own flair.

Price can range anywhere from $20-$30 depending on your choices. Payments will be received when you arrive.

Mar
18
10:00 am10:00

Brush Lettering Basics

$75.00
Instructor: Amanda Houston from Aria Paperie
Location: 1131 E. 5th Street, Los Angeles CA 90013
Description:  In this two hour workshop, you will learn the basic strokes of brush lettering, a full brush script alphabet, how to connect letters, as well as some pointers for DIY projects that are great for gifts or your own personal use! 

This workshop includes light refreshments and all supplies: Brush Lettering Basics workbook, Tombow Dual Brush Pen, Pentel Sign Brush Pen, Palomino Blackwing Pencil, Magic Eraser, and plenty of paper for practice. Click here to sign up.

Mar
11
10:00 am10:00

Giant Paper Flower Workshop

$65.00
Instructor: Sara Kim from Handmade by Sara Kim
Location: 1131 E. 5th Street, Los Angeles CA 90013
Description: Come join us as Sara Kim teaches a step by step class on how to make giant paper flowers with regular card stock paper. We will be showing you how to make different types of paper flowers along with different ways to incorporate them into a backdrop for your wedding, events, and your home! We will be supplying all the materials, which include, card stock paper, scissors, glue, and a packet of paper to take home for practice along with light refreshments. Click here to sign up.  #letsmakeflowers

Mar
4
10:00 am10:00

Bookbinding Workshop

$60.00
Instructor: Valerie Wu
Location: 1131 E. 5th Street, Los Angeles CA 90013
Description: Have you ever wanted to design your own journal and handmade books?

Come learn the process of physically designing and binding your very own notebook! You will craft your own covers and create artistic binding designs.  In this workshop students will learn a couple book making techniques and complete two skillful book structures.  Learn a working knowledge of materials and walk away with basic tools: bone folder, awl, beeswax, and thread. Workshop sign-ups will close on March 1st. Click here to sign up

Feb
18
10:00 am10:00

Make a Mini Garden

$75.00
Instructor: Nicole Calhoun from Blue Elf Succulents
Location: 1131 E. 5th Street, Los Angeles CA 90013
Description: Build your own redwood planter and fill it with your choice of adorable succulents, delicious herbs, or beautiful houseplants! All materials and tools are provided: including redwood, soil, plants, and mulch. Plant care instructions are also included, so you can take care of your new plants with confidence!

You will walk away with your very own mini garden, amazing new friends, and light refreshment will be provided. Click here to sign up