Crazy Glaze Ceramics at Home
Kids and adults will enjoy the to-go creative kits from Crazy Glaze Ceramics & Art Studio in Fuquay-Varina. Pottery projects, such as the “Sweet Start,” with two coffee mugs, creamer and sugar bowl, come with glaze brushes and a color palette of five pre-selected colors. Canvas painting kits include a 12 by 12 canvas board with a pre-traced design and acrylic paints. Pick up in-studio or curbside. Delivery is available to select local areas.
Holly Springs Parks and Recreation Video Archives
Parks and Rec staff and instructors created dozens of video tutorials throughout 2020, sharing easy crafts and fun recipes. The videos are available on the Holly Springs Parks and Recreation Facebook page. Fun, artistic options include: Weaving a Mini Tapestry, Anime Drawing and Creating a Paper Sunflower. There are also science experiments, sports drills and yoga videos.
Virtual guided tours of the works of local artists Suzanne Dusterhoff and Kirsten Lohr are also available. Both artists had art on display at the Cultural Center when the facility closed last spring.
Fuquay-Varina Presents Online Performances
Missing the Follow Me to Fuquay-Varina concert series? Instead, check out recordings of live performances from the Fuquay-Varina Arts Center stage. Archived concerts include Melissa Oliver, The McCray Brothers, 2Digh4 and more.
Fuquay-Varina Arts Center Virtual Content
The FV Arts Center has added an entire webpage featuring at-home arts activities. Learn step-by-step recreations of popular dances from Tik Toks with Jordyn, or follow along instructor Shannon Lashley’s Watercolor Wildflowers class. There are many ways to feel a dash more creative without dashing out of the door.
Piedmont Pottery Grab & Go Kits
Decorate hand-crafted pottery at home with kits from Fuquay-Varina’s Piedmont Pottery. Stoneware, glazes and paint brushes are included in each set. Painted pottery can be returned to the studio to be fired in the kiln. Kits include a snowflake, rose, angel and butterfly.
The Sassy Cow DIY Signs
Select from a variety of designs, with new projects added frequently. Sign packages include necessary wood, stain, colors, foam brush and stencils. For spring, consider the 12-inch by 24-inch garden herbs sign, or the four-pack of coordinating square tiles for kids and adults to complete together. To-go party kits are also available in groups of four, six or eight for your next group gathering.
Town of Holly Springs Online Jazz Concert Series
During 2020, local jazz musicians filmed small ensemble concerts in the Holly Springs Cultural Center theater. Local favorites include The Will McBride Group, Mo’ Jazz and Route 55 Jazz Orchestra. Additional recordings are planned for 2021 until in-person performances return. Concert videos are available on the Town of Holly Springs’ YouTube Channel and the Holly Springs Cultural Center Facebook page.
Wine & Design Pick-Up & Paint
Choose your own design from the Wine & Design library and pick up a traced canvas, paints, brushes and instructions from the Apex Wine & Design on Apex Peakway. Colorful abstract city skylines, animals, local college landmarks, children’s paintings and many more designs are available to complete at home. Or paint along with an instructor in a virtual class, offered via Zoom (pick up materials in advance). Zoom classes are offered most weekends; check the online calendar for details.
Woodworking with Keith Veronesi
Rescued Wood Rehab’s master craftsman Keith Veronesi shares his love of woodworking with a series of do-it-yourself and woodshop videos. Rescued Wood Rehab shares their favorites at rwrnc.com, and Veronesi’s entire library can be viewed on his YouTube channel, Keith’s Woodwork.
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