Creativebug is the library’s go-to resource for free arts and crafts video workshops, accessible for free with your library card. Today, we’re highlighting some of the upcoming workshop releases to give you a sense of the project ideas you can try. Once they’re available, log into Creativebug directly (or from the Databases page), create a free account, and get making!
Self-Care Series with Arina of BellaCreme
Arina Soler believes in creating products with care, consciousness, and consideration. As owner of BellaCreme, an all natural skincare company operating out of the Hudson Valley, NY, she handmakes herbal infusions, salves, and soaps using natural colorants, scents, and unrefined, responsible ingredients.
- Handmade Candles: Two Ways
Available September 1st
- Make Herbal Tinctures
Available September 6th
- Make Scented Sprays for Body and Home
Available September 8th
- Make a Bath Soak and Body Scrub
Available September 13th
- Make Natural Perfume
Available September 15th
- Make a Custom Herbal Tea Blend
Available September 20th
Make to Give: Charitable Crafting
Available September 22nd
There’s a uniquely good feeling that accompanies making something to give away. Whether you’re a knitter, crocheter, or general crafter, there are many places that could use your generous donations. In this class, staff artists from Creativebug talk through some of their very favorite projects they personally make for charitable crafting. Faith Hale talks you through three knit hat patterns and her favorite charities for gifting these toasty toppers. Crocheter Twinkie Chan shows how to make a square that can be incorporated into a larger, group blanket, and Courtney Cerruti demonstrates a no-sew fleece blanket project that’s so simple, you can even get the kids involved.
Be-You-tiful Cut Paper Portrait
Available September 28th
Create this special piece of artwork as a reminder to yourself that you are beautiful, inside and out. Using pieces of painted and vintage paper, artist and designer Dawn M. Cardona leads you through the magical experience of capturing your essence on paper. She encourages you to either use the template included or freehand cut pieces to represent your unique appearance and then celebrate yourself for who you are with messages of love, empathy, and kindness. As you create this project, you’re reflect on and conjure up precisely what makes you uniquely, beautifully you.