BROAD STUDIOS
a female artist collective in austin, tx

WORKSHOPS & EVENTS

Spring Botanical Bundle Dyeing: Silk Scarf
May
4
11:00 AM11:00

Spring Botanical Bundle Dyeing: Silk Scarf

$65

Taught by Kylee Barnard of Silk Diaries!

About The Class:

Let’s celebrate ~spring~ by experiencing the natural extraction of color from assorted flowers, plants, fruits and tree barks to create your very own one-of-a-kind silk neck scarf! You'll learn about the amazing benefits of silk fiber, the ins and outs of the botanical materials and their respective coloring, and how to bundle it all up with a mordant and steam it to seal the deal. The outcome will be a wide array of organic, unique, and multi-colored prints. While the steaming takes place for two hours, attendees are encouraged come pick up the bundled piece at the studio the following day.

*Feel free to collect and bring wildflowers to bundle as well as another silk ware to dye!

About Kylee:

Kylee received a BFA in Graphic Design from SCAD, but when she accepted a visual design job at IBM after graduation, imposter syndrome was smothering her self-confidence, self-worth and passion. Recalling the comfort she felt from her silk trimmed blanket as a baby, she then utilized her passion for self-expression and color theory to create a brand of silk products that shine light on the issues women face in the workplace.

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Private: Botanical Bundle Dyeing
May
4
2:00 PM14:00

Private: Botanical Bundle Dyeing

Taught by Kylee Barnard of Silk Diaries!

About The Class:

Learn how to extract natural color from assorted flowers, plants, fruits and tree barks to create your very own one-of-a-kind silk! In this workshop you'll learn the health benefits of silk fiber, the ins and outs of the botanical materials and their respective coloring, and how to bundle it all up with a mordant and steam it to seal the deal. The outcome will be a very organic, unique, and multi-colored print on a silk scarf. While the steaming takes place for two hours, attendees are welcome to leave and come pick up the bundled piece at the studio the next day.

About Kylee:

Kylee received a BFA in Graphic Design from SCAD, but when she accepted a visual design job at IBM after graduation, impostor syndrome was smothering her self-confidence, self-worth and passion. Recalling the comfort she felt from her silk trimmed blanket as a baby, she then utilized her passion for self-expression and color theory to create a brand of silk products that shine light on the issues women face in the workplace.

Drinks & snacks provided.
Doors open 10 minutes before the workshop and close 15 minutes after we begin.

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Ceramics 101: Planters!
May
18
12:00 PM12:00

Ceramics 101: Planters!

$46

12:00-2:00pm

Taught by Genna Williams!



About the Class:

Are you ready for spring and looking for yet another reason to buy more plants? Have you seen Ghost and been dying to try pottery ever since? If your answer to one or both of the previous questions was yes, look no further! 

In this beginner-friendly workshop, you will learn the basics of hand building and create one medium or several small planters for all of the amazing plants you can't stop buying! Each piece will later be bisque fired, then glazed with a non-toxic clear glaze and ready for pickup 1-2 weeks after the workshop.

Materials, snacks, and beverages provided. No green thumb required. Hope to see you all there!

About the Instructor:

Genna Williams is a multidisciplinary designer who finds joy in making minimal, functional ceramics. She graduated from the Savannah College of Art & Design in 2014 with a degree in Furniture Design. After graduation, Genna moved to Austin and started building her very own ceramics studio as an escape from her hum-drum day job. She uses her extensive experience in home furnishings, lighting, and furniture to inspire her sleek ceramic forms.

Drinks & snacks provided.
Doors open 10 minutes before the workshop and close 15 minutes after we begin.

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Ceramics 101: Planters!
May
18
3:00 PM15:00

Ceramics 101: Planters!

$46

3:00-5:00pm

Taught by Genna Williams



About the Class:

Are you ready for spring and looking for yet another reason to buy more plants? Have you seen Ghost and been dying to try pottery ever since? If your answer to one or both of the previous questions was yes, look no further! 

In this beginner-friendly workshop, you will learn the basics of hand building and create one medium or several small planters for all of the amazing plants you can't stop buying! Each piece will later be bisque fired, then glazed with a non-toxic clear glaze and ready for pickup 1-2 weeks after the workshop.

Materials, snacks, and beverages provided. No green thumb required. Hope to see you all there!

About the Instructor:

Genna Williams is a multidisciplinary designer who finds joy in making minimal, functional ceramics. She graduated from the Savannah College of Art & Design in 2014 with a degree in Furniture Design. After graduation, Genna moved to Austin and started building her very own ceramics studio as an escape from her hum-drum day job. She uses her extensive experience in home furnishings, lighting, and furniture to inspire her sleek ceramic forms.

Drinks & snacks provided.
Doors open 10 minutes before the workshop and close 15 minutes after we begin.

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Creative Cupcake Class
Jun
8
1:00 PM13:00

Creative Cupcake Class

$50

1 - 3pm

Taught by Honeysuckle Teatime!

About the Class:

Join honeysuckle for an interactive tea party that includes refreshments, cupcake decorating & complementary cocktails! Grab your gal pal & learn a new skill! Sara's Creative Cupcake Class will teach you how to make beautiful & gift-worthy creative cupcakes that are as amazing to look at as they are to eat! 

Leave with cupcakes to share with friends & goody bag filled with Sara's favorite sprinkles & toppings to make your own honeysuckle creation at home.

About the Instructor:

Chef & owner Sara Lauren Hinojosa worked in fine dining & art galleries in NYC before combining her love of food and art in her dessert creations at honeysuckle. She seeks to create desserts that are as surprising & fun to look at as they are to eat.

Drinks & snacks provided.
Doors open 10 minutes before the workshop and close 15 minutes after we begin.

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Intro to Gouache Painting
Jun
9
1:00 PM13:00

Intro to Gouache Painting

Description:

Want to add another medium to your already awesome arsenal? Learn all about gouache paints: the glorious love child of watercolor and acrylic! In this workshop, you’ll learn what makes gouache so special, how to use it, and get some practice in on a design of your choosing. You’ll receive your very own set of gouache paints, brushes, and a palette to get you started, as well as two hours of instruction from a gouache-aficionado.

About the Instructor:

Whitney Batres is a visual artist who currently resides in Austin, Texas with her husband and their cat, Karen. In 2015, she graduated with a BFA in Studio Art from the University of Texas at Austin and stuck around for the people and the food. She loves thinking up new ways to combine her favorite mediums and materials, and draws inspiration from familial and cultural traditions of domestic craft.

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Ceramics 101: Whiskey, Espresso & Tequila Copitas
Jun
15
2:00 PM14:00

Ceramics 101: Whiskey, Espresso & Tequila Copitas

$48

Taught by Kara Pendl of KARACOTTA!

Do you love whiskey, espresso or tequila?

Are you curious about the wild world of ceramics? Do you want to gift someone the best house-warming present ever? If you're shouting "YES," the grab a spot in this beginner-friendly workshop! You can expect to quickly learn the basic fundamentals of ceramics and then we will start with a no-experience-needed pinch pot technique!  

Each person will make a set of four copitas, that can be used for whiskey, espresso, tequila or your beverage of choice. If time allows, you can also make a matching serving tray to go with your copitas. We will wrap up class by decorating and glazing our pieces through several technique options. 

To complete your pieces, Kara will kiln fire them and you will be able to pick them up from Broad Studios two-three weeks after class.

About Kara:

Kara Pendl is the Austin-based designer and artist behind Karacotta Ceramics, and a member of Broad Studios. She's a {mostly} self taught potter, with early instruction from a high school art class, a hobby exploration in 2011, and a lifetime of creative curiosity. Originally a Wisconsin native, Kara grew up exploring in the woods, adventuring in nature, and creating with organic materials - these experiences heavily influence the unique aesthetic and processes in the body of her work. When she's not blissfully covered in mud, you can find her out-and-about Austin, practicing handstands, reading in the sun, drinking coffee and chatting goals & strategy with other female entrepreneurs. Find more info at www.karacotta.com 

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Ceramics 101: Whiskey, Espresso & Tequila Copitas
Jul
17
7:00 PM19:00

Ceramics 101: Whiskey, Espresso & Tequila Copitas

$48

Taught by Kara Pendl of KARACOTTA!

Do you love whiskey, espresso or tequila?

Are you curious about the wild world of ceramics? Do you want to gift someone the best house-warming present ever? If you're shouting "YES," the grab a spot in this beginner-friendly workshop! You can expect to quickly learn the basic fundamentals of ceramics and then we will start with a no-experience-needed pinch pot technique!  

Each person will make a set of four copitas, that can be used for whiskey, espresso, tequila or your beverage of choice. If time allows, you can also make a matching serving tray to go with your copitas. We will wrap up class by decorating and glazing our pieces through several technique options. 

To complete your pieces, Kara will kiln fire them and you will be able to pick them up from Broad Studios two-three weeks after class.

About Kara:

Kara Pendl is the Austin-based designer and artist behind Karacotta Ceramics, and a member of Broad Studios. She's a {mostly} self taught potter, with early instruction from a high school art class, a hobby exploration in 2011, and a lifetime of creative curiosity. Originally a Wisconsin native, Kara grew up exploring in the woods, adventuring in nature, and creating with organic materials - these experiences heavily influence the unique aesthetic and processes in the body of her work. When she's not blissfully covered in mud, you can find her out-and-about Austin, practicing handstands, reading in the sun, drinking coffee and chatting goals & strategy with other female entrepreneurs. Find more info at www.karacotta.com 

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Ceramics 101: Whiskey, Espresso & Tequila Copitas
Aug
14
7:00 PM19:00

Ceramics 101: Whiskey, Espresso & Tequila Copitas

$48

Taught by Kara Pendl of KARACOTTA!

Do you love whiskey, espresso or tequila?

Are you curious about the wild world of ceramics? Do you want to gift someone the best house-warming present ever? If you're shouting "YES," the grab a spot in this beginner-friendly workshop! You can expect to quickly learn the basic fundamentals of ceramics and then we will start with a no-experience-needed pinch pot technique!  

Each person will make a set of four copitas, that can be used for whiskey, espresso, tequila or your beverage of choice. If time allows, you can also make a matching serving tray to go with your copitas. We will wrap up class by decorating and glazing our pieces through several technique options. 

To complete your pieces, Kara will kiln fire them and you will be able to pick them up from Broad Studios two-three weeks after class.

About Kara:

Kara Pendl is the Austin-based designer and artist behind Karacotta Ceramics, and a member of Broad Studios. She's a {mostly} self taught potter, with early instruction from a high school art class, a hobby exploration in 2011, and a lifetime of creative curiosity. Originally a Wisconsin native, Kara grew up exploring in the woods, adventuring in nature, and creating with organic materials - these experiences heavily influence the unique aesthetic and processes in the body of her work. When she's not blissfully covered in mud, you can find her out-and-about Austin, practicing handstands, reading in the sun, drinking coffee and chatting goals & strategy with other female entrepreneurs. Find more info at www.karacotta.com 

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DIY Ceramic Pipes
Apr
20
4:30 PM16:30

DIY Ceramic Pipes

$46

4:30-6:30pm

Taught by Genna Williams!

About the Class:

It's the most wonderful time of the yeaarr! That's right, let's 420 glaze it together in this ceramic pipe-making workshop hosted by Genna Williams! 

In this course, you will learn the basics of hand building and the fundamentals for a successful smoking device. You'll be able to make several small, or one larger piece that will be fired & glazed with a non-toxic clear glaze and ready for pickup 1-2 weeks after the workshop. Materials, munchies, and gentle words of encouragement will be provided.

Let's celebrate this joyous day by makin' pipes, makin' friends, and makin' Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg proud. Hope to see you cool cats there!


*Please note that the pieces made during this workshop are intended for tobacco use only and attendees must be at least 18 years of age*

About the Instructor:

Genna Williams is a multidisciplinary designer who finds joy in making minimal, functional ceramics. She graduated from the Savannah College of Art & Design in 2014 with a degree in Furniture Design. After graduation, Genna moved to Austin and started building her very own ceramics studio as an escape from her hum-drum day job. She uses her extensive experience in home furnishings, lighting, and furniture to inspire her sleek ceramic forms.

Drinks & snacks provided.
Doors open 10 minutes before the workshop and close 15 minutes after we begin.

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Private: Botanical Bundle Dyeing
Apr
20
2:00 PM14:00

Private: Botanical Bundle Dyeing

Taught by Kylee Barnard of Silk Diaries!

About The Class:

Learn how to extract natural color from assorted flowers, plants, fruits and tree barks to create your very own one-of-a-kind silk! In this workshop you'll learn the health benefits of silk fiber, the ins and outs of the botanical materials and their respective coloring, and how to bundle it all up with a mordant and steam it to seal the deal. The outcome will be a very organic, unique, and multi-colored print on a silk scarf. While the steaming takes place for two hours, attendees are welcome to leave and come pick up the bundled piece at the studio the next day.

About Kylee:

Kylee received a BFA in Graphic Design from SCAD, but when she accepted a visual design job at IBM after graduation, impostor syndrome was smothering her self-confidence, self-worth and passion. Recalling the comfort she felt from her silk trimmed blanket as a baby, she then utilized her passion for self-expression and color theory to create a brand of silk products that shine light on the issues women face in the workplace.

Drinks & snacks provided.
Doors open 10 minutes before the workshop and close 15 minutes after we begin.

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Ceramics 101: Planters!
Apr
7
11:00 AM11:00

Ceramics 101: Planters!

$46

11:00am-1:00pm

Taught by Genna Williams!

About the Class:

Are you ready for spring and looking for yet another reason to buy more plants? Have you seen Ghost and been dying to try pottery ever since? If your answer to one or both of the previous questions was yes, look no further! 

In this beginner-friendly workshop, you will learn the basics of hand building and create one medium or several small planters for all of the amazing plants you can't stop buying! Each piece will later be bisque fired, then glazed with a non-toxic clear glaze and ready for pickup 1-2 weeks after the workshop.

Materials, snacks, and beverages provided. No green thumb required. Hope to see you all there!

About the Instructor:

Genna Williams is a multidisciplinary designer who finds joy in making minimal, functional ceramics. She graduated from the Savannah College of Art & Design in 2014 with a degree in Furniture Design. After graduation, Genna moved to Austin and started building her very own ceramics studio as an escape from her hum-drum day job. She uses her extensive experience in home furnishings, lighting, and furniture to inspire her sleek ceramic forms.

Drinks & snacks provided.
Doors open 10 minutes before the workshop and close 15 minutes after we begin.

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BXBS - Broads by Broad Studios
Mar
9
to Mar 10

BXBS - Broads by Broad Studios

FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

South By Southwest (SXSW) is upon us, which calls for the inaugural year of BROADS BY BROAD STUDIOS aka BXBS!

Whether you’re hiding for all of SouthBy or you’re in the throes of planning your daily itinerary, come support your local broads! BXBS will take place on Saturday, March 9th from 12-5pm at Broad Studios at Springdale General. We will be spotlighting five of Broad Studios' resident artists as well as a curated selection of 16 additional Broads we love for a fun, handmade shoppable experience. Join us!

In addition to our vendors, we’ll be serving drinks at the inside bar, Gati by Thai Fresh food truck on site as well as activations by Sound Sight Tarot, DJ Cassandra, and a green screen photo booth by Jelly Booth LLC. This will be a stop you won't want to miss!


SPONSORS

Please tip your bartenders


  • Dulce Vida Tequila

  • Thirsty Planet Brewery

  • Austin Eastciders

  • Richard’s Rainwater

  • Chameleon Cold Brew


VENDORS


Residents

Guests

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Intro to Weaving a Wall Hanging
Mar
2
1:00 PM13:00

Intro to Weaving a Wall Hanging

$100

1-4 pm

Taught by Ellen Bruxvoort of FIBROUS!

Drinks & snacks provided.
Doors open 10 minutes before the workshop and close 10 minutes after we begin.

Drinks & snacks included.
Doors open 10 minutes prior to the start of the class and close 10 minutes after we begin.

About the Class:

In this workshop, we will create a unique woven wall hanging from start to finish. This is a great introduction to weaving, as we will be working on a 7x8" loom and your entire piece can typically be finished in one sitting. All materials are included, however you can bring your own yarn if you have something specific you'd like to use. We'll walk through all the basics of how to weave with examples of different stitches, adding fringe, and attaching a dowel. This project has unlimited possibilities for customization, it's great for gifts, and requires no prior experience with weaving.

At the end of the class, all students will leave with their finished piece of art and all contents of the kit (including written instructions) to continue the fun at home!

Materials included in the kit:
1 wooden 6 dent loom (measures 7x8 inches)
1 skein of cotton warp thread
1 wooden shed stick
1 wooden stick shuttle
1 pair of scissors (TSA Approved!)
1 tapestry needle
1 wooden needle
1 tapestry beater
1 illustrated instructional zine
1 FIBROUS project bag

About the Instructor:

Ellen studied graphic design and advertising at Austin Community College and the University of Texas at Austin, but ultimately left school in 2014 to work on an organic produce farm in Hawaii. When Ellen returned from the farm later that year, she turned to weaving as a new creative outlet and pursued it for 3 years before making it her full-time job. Today, Ellen works with mostly wool, cotton, linen, hemp, and copper to create wall art, functional goods and fiber jewelry for shops and individuals all around the world. View more of her work at www.fibrousatx.com or @ellenbruxvoort on Instagram.

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Multimedia Collage
Feb
23
1:00 PM13:00

Multimedia Collage

$50

1:00–4:00pm

Drinks & snacks provided.
Doors open 10 minutes before the workshop and close 15 minutes after we begin.

Taught by Mycah Higley of Art By Mycah!

About the Class:

Students will learn the basics of paper dyeing, gelli-plate printing, and collage. I encourage everyone to bring any plant, paper, or cloth material to use the texture in the collage! We will layer all of these processes on multiple pieces of paper until the desired result is achieved. Students will take home at least 3-5 finished, post card sized monotypes.

About the Instructor:

Mycah is an abstract artist from the OKC area. She is primarily a painter, but dabbles in printmaking and other on paper processes. Art is her means of understanding social surroundings. Check out her recent work on Instagram or Facebook @artbymycah!

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Beginning Wire Wrapping
Feb
10
1:00 PM13:00

Beginning Wire Wrapping

$40

1:00–2:30 pm

Drinks & snacks provided.
Doors open 10 minutes before the workshop and close 15 minutes after we begin.

Taught by Marlena Jarjoura!

About the Class:

Come and learn the ancient technique of wire-wrapped jewelry!

In this class, Marlena will teach the basic beginnings of wire wrapping. Learn what type of wire and tools are used, how to create a frame to hold stones, and go home with your own wire wrapped crystal necklace, made by you! She will provide wire, tools, and the first crystal but you're encouraged to bring other stones from home, to wrap if there's extra time!

Marlena will have affordable kits available for purchase if you'd like to continue practicing at home.

Drinks and snacks provided.

About the Instructor:

Marlena is an artist who has been making jewelry since 2014. She lives and works in her off-grid home in the Texas hill country, surrounded by open air and plenty of inspiration! You can find her on Instagram @marlenajarjoura or at www.marlenajarjoura.com.

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Intro to Sewing
Feb
7
6:00 PM18:00

Intro to Sewing

$65

Drinks & snacks provided.
Doors open 10 minutes before the workshop and close 15 minutes after we begin.

Taught by Vanessa Villalva of Ronkita Custom Sewing and Design!

About the Class:

If you're curious about sewing or just want to have a good time making something for yourself, this is the class for you. In this beginner-friendly workshop you'll get hands-on experience with a sewing machine and learn to sew a project of your choice. At the start of the workshop, you'll select one of the projects to make and take home with you - small tote bag, drink cozy, clutch handbag, or drink coasters. Sewing machines and a variety of fabrics are provided so you don't need to bring anything.

About the Instructor:

Vanessa is a full-time seamstress and experienced teacher. She has a wide range of sewing programs for adults and kids of all experience levels to learn to sew. (www.ronkita.biz/Learn) Vanessa also specializes in custom sewing, working with clients on projects that include clothing, decor, items for pets, fabric, branded products, and events. (www.ronkita.biz/Custom)

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Paper Marbling Postcards
Jan
26
2:00 PM14:00

Paper Marbling Postcards

$35 for one
$60 for two

2-4 pm

Taught by Ellyn Rivers of blue.child!

Drinks & snacks provided.
Doors open 10 minutes before the workshop and close 15 minutes after we begin.

About the Class:

In this workshop you will learn the ancient process of paper marbling by making a set of 5 postcards to take home (more if we have time!). You will learn some marbling techniques used by the masters and then be free to experiment and play on your own.

All the materials will be included, and you’ll leave with a handmade set of postcards and instructions so you can continue marbling at home.

About the Instructor:

Ellyn is a queer artist and educator from Elgin, TX. She makes one-of-a-kind marbled paper earrings, journals, and other paper goods. She believes that art is a powerful way to better understand ourselves, build community, deepen our understandings of social issues, and empower youth to make change. Though she has worked in many different mediums, paper marbling has captured her heart with its therapeutic nature, rich history, and for the joy it brings to people when they make a piece for the first time. You can find her work on Instagram @blue.child

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DIY Ceramic Pipes
Jan
19
2:00 PM14:00

DIY Ceramic Pipes

$54

2-4 pm

Taught by Genna Williams!

About the Class:

Have you ever wanted to smoke out of a pipe that looked just like your favorite flower, that three-legged dog who lives on your street, or your grandpa Joe's beautiful, wrinkled face? Let me help you make your pipe dreams a reality!

In this introductory workshop, you will learn the basics of hand building and the fundamentals for a successful smoking device. You will be provided with all of the materials, munchies, and words of encouragement you will need to make several small pieces of smokeable art. Your pipes will be fired and glazed with a non-toxic clear glaze and ready for pickup 1-2 weeks after the workshop.

*Please note that the pieces made during this workshop are intended for tobacco use only and attendees must be at least 18 years of age*

About the Instructor:

Genna Williams is a multidisciplinary designer who finds joy in making minimal, functional ceramics. She graduated from the Savannah College of Art & Design in 2014 with a degree in Furniture Design. After graduation, Genna moved to Austin and started building her very own ceramics studio as an escape from her hum-drum day job. She uses her extensive experience in home furnishings, lighting, and furniture to inspire her sleek ceramic forms.

Drinks & snacks provided.
Doors open 10 minutes before the workshop and close 15 minutes after we begin.

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Watercolor Screen Printing
Jan
12
5:00 PM17:00

Watercolor Screen Printing

$75

Two time slots available!

1:00–4:00pm and 5:00–8:00pm

Drinks & snacks provided.
Doors open 10 minutes before the workshop and close 15 minutes after we begin.

Taught by Virginia Sitzes!

About the Class:

During this workshop participants will create multicolored images by putting a twist on traditional printmaking methods! Students will substitute printmaking ink for watercolor palettes mixed with transparent base. This process allows for a free-flowing playful environment which is great for beginners and experienced printers alike. If you've ever been interested in the process of screen printing but haven't had the time or materials to go for it, this workshop is for you.

All tools and materials are provided. Participants are also welcome to bring any fabric that they would like to print such as t-shirts, aprons, pillowcases, or tote bags. Attendees will leave with a basic knowledge of screen printing that can be recreated at home, and several of their own printed designs.

About the Instructor:

Virginia Sitzes received her BFA from the University of Oklahoma in 2017 and co-founded Art Group OKC. She currently resides in OKC where she is a practicing professional artist. Sitzes' work is process intensive. Through printmaking and painting she gives in to intuition and the natural effects of chemistry on paper. Sitzes finds relief in being consumed by the moment, and visually solves her questions. Sitzes creates paintings, prints, and merchandise that can be found and purchased online through her website. Her work reflects internal thoughts and processes, as well as fun and beauty that she finds throughout the world. See more work at virginiasitzes.com

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One for me, One for you: Silk botanical dyeing
Dec
16
2:00 PM14:00

One for me, One for you: Silk botanical dyeing

$70

DRINKS & SNACKS PROVIDED.
DOORS OPEN 10 MINUTES BEFORE THE WORKSHOP AND CLOSE 15 MINUTES AFTER WE BEGIN.

TAUGHT BY KYLEE BARNARD OF SILK DIARIES!

About the Class:

Experience the natural extraction of color from assorted flowers, plants, fruits and tree barks to create TWO (!!) one-of-a-kind silk neck scarves! This workshop will show you how to get a symmetric imprint on two scarves so you can give one to your mom, your bestie, or your dog for the holidays. You'll learn about the amazing benefits of silk fiber, the ins and outs of the botanical materials and their respective coloring, and how to bundle it all up with a mordant and steam it to seal the deal. The outcome will be a wide array of organic, unique, and multi-colored prints. While the steaming takes place for two hours, attendees are welcome to leave and come pick up the bundled piece at the studio the following day.

About the instructor:

Kylee received a BFA in Graphic Design from SCAD, but when she accepted a visual design job at IBM after graduation, imposter syndrome was smothering her self-confidence, self-worth and passion. Recalling the comfort she felt from her silk trimmed blanket as a baby, she then utilized her passion for self-expression, color theory, and nature to create a brand of silk products that shine light on the issues women face in the workplace.www.silkdiaries.co


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Ugly Sweater Cookie Decorating
Dec
8
1:00 PM13:00

Ugly Sweater Cookie Decorating

$75

Drinks & snacks provided.
Doors open 10 minutes before the workshop and close 15 minutes after we begin.

Taught by Mindy Sepeti of Mindy's Bakeshop!

About the Class:

Kick off the holiday season in style and join us for the sweetest ugly sweater party ever! Mindy will take students step by step through the process of decorating sugar cookies with royal icing, no experience necessary. They'll learn how to outline, flood, and detail cookies using multiple techniques and materials. Each student will leave with a box of 10 decorated cookies, a packet with Mindy's favorite sugar cookie and royal icing recipes so you can recreate everything at home, and a list of favorite tools that will help you achieve professional results every time.

About the Instructor:

Mindy Sepeti is one half of Mindy's Bakeshop, a home-based bakery specializing in custom cakes and decorated cookies that taste as good as they look! Together, her and her husband strive to create nothing but the very best for their clients. They spend their days in the kitchen, covered in flour, singing Michael McDonald songs and they wouldn't have it any other way!

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East Austin Studio Tour x Broad Studios - Weekend 2
Nov
17
to Nov 18

East Austin Studio Tour x Broad Studios - Weekend 2

FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Big Medium's East Austin Studio Tour (EAST) is a free, annual, self-guided experience spanning across the second and third weekends in November. The tour provides a unique opportunity for visitors to view and purchase art, meet the artist, and see where the work was made. With thousands of attendees from all over the world, EAST will open to the public this November 10-11 & 17-18 from 11am-6pm and Broad Studios will join the tour as a collective for our first time!

In addition to our 6 resident artists, Broad Studios will be hosting a total of 15 additional artists with different artists each weekend, which means this will be a stop you won't want to miss.

Sponsored by Thirsty Planet Brewery, Tito’s Vodka, and Chameleon Cold Brew.


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East Austin Studio Tour x Broad Studios - Weekend 1
Nov
10
to Nov 11

East Austin Studio Tour x Broad Studios - Weekend 1

FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Big Medium's East Austin Studio Tour (EAST) is a free, annual, self-guided experience spanning across the second and third weekends in November. The tour provides a unique opportunity for visitors to view and purchase art, meet the artist, and see where the work was made. With thousands of attendees from all over the world, EAST will open to the public this November 10-11 & 17-18 from 11am-6pm and Broad Studios will join the tour as a collective for our first time!

In addition to our 6 resident artists, Broad Studios will be hosting a total of 15 additional artists with different artists each weekend, which means this will be a stop you won't want to miss.

Sponsored by Thirsty Planet Brewery, Tito’s Vodka, and Chameleon Cold Brew.


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Austin Design Week: Studio Tour
Nov
9
4:00 PM16:00

Austin Design Week: Studio Tour

Broad Studios: Art Collective Studio Tour

NOVEMBER 9, 2018 4PM - 6PM

An exclusive East Austin Studio Tour preview of our studio space: see our production practices, speak with us about how we have opened doors in our respective mediums, and how we support one another in collaboration.

Complimentary drinks and snacks!

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Paper Marbling & Book Binding
Nov
4
2:00 PM14:00

Paper Marbling & Book Binding

$40

Taught by Ellyn Rivers of blue.child!

About the Class:

In this workshop you will learn how to create your own unique marbled papers and then transform one into your own mini sketchbook or journal. You will learn some marbling techniques used by the masters, have fun experimenting on your own, and learn some basic forms of book binding in order to create our journals. All the materials will be included, and you’ll leave with a handmade journal, and a list of materials you would need to continue marbling at home.

About the Instructor:

Ellyn is a queer artist and educator from Elgin, TX. She makes one-of-a-kind marbled paper earrings, journals, and other paper goods. She believes that art is a powerful way to better understand ourselves, build community, deepen our understandings of social issues, and empower youth to make change. Though she has worked in many different mediums, paper marbling has captured her heart with its therapeutic nature, rich history, and for the joy it brings to people when they make a piece for the first time. You can find her work on Instagram @blue.child

Drinks & snacks provided.
Doors open 10 minutes before the workshop and close 15 minutes after we begin.

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Private: Botanical Bundle Dyeing
Nov
1
3:00 PM15:00

Private: Botanical Bundle Dyeing

Sold out!

Taught by Kylee Barnard of Silk Diaries!

About The Class:

Learn how to extract natural color from assorted flowers, plants, fruits and tree barks to create your very own one-of-a-kind silk! In this workshop you'll learn the health benefits of silk fiber, the ins and outs of the botanical materials and their respective coloring, and how to bundle it all up with a mordant and steam it to seal the deal. The outcome will be a very organic, unique, and multi-colored print on a silk scarf. While the steaming takes place for two hours, attendees are welcome to leave and come pick up the bundled piece at the studio the next day.

About Kylee:

Kylee received a BFA in Graphic Design from SCAD, but when she accepted a visual design job at IBM after graduation, imposter syndrome was smothering her self-confidence, self-worth and passion. Recalling the comfort she felt from her silk trimmed blanket as a baby, she then utilized her passion for self-expression and color theory to create a brand of silk products that shine light on the issues women face in the workplace.

Drinks & snacks provided.
Doors open 10 minutes before the workshop and close 15 minutes after we begin.

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Creative Hand Lettering
Oct
28
1:00 PM13:00

Creative Hand Lettering

$75

Taught by Melarie Odelusi of Mauve Paper Co!

About the Class:

Come and learn the basics of hand lettering with Melarie from Mauve Paper Co.  We will begin with a crash course in the anatomy of type and will learn to draw freeform letters with a variety of drawing instruments while exploring composition ideas.  Students are encouraged to class with a word or short phrase that they would like to illustrate. Alls students will receive a alphabet lettering guide and 5X7 print from Mauve Paper Co's Fall Collection.

Level: Beginner
No previous lettering experience is required.  All necessary supplies will be provided.

Drinks & snacks provided.
Doors open 10 minutes before the workshop and close 15 minutes after we begin.

About the Instructor: 

I'm Mel, the colorful heart behind this God-given gem, Mauve Paper Co. You can find me creating hand lettered and illustrated paper goods to capture life's magical moments in minimal art form. If I am not creating, I am loving on my husband and chasing my children around, more than likely grabbing my art supplies out of their little hands. I enjoy sharing my craft with people who enjoy art in every aspect of life from the stationery they send to their friends to what they hang in their office or creative space. Find more information at www.mauvepaperco.com!

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AIGA Small Talks: Panel Discussion
Oct
25
6:30 PM18:30

AIGA Small Talks: Panel Discussion

Small Talks: Broad Studios

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM | Mingling
7:30 PM | Panel Begins

Small Talks is a series of intimate events that offer first-hand views of small, local businesses in Austin. In October we’ll be visiting Broad Studios.

Broad Studios is a female artist collective based in East Austin split evenly between six resident artists. The studio is mainly a closed working space on a daily basis, but the ladies at Broad Studios also offer craft-based workshops of all different mediums to the public.

During this event, you’ll hear from the six artists that started Broad Studios including Ellen Bruxvoort, Kylee Barnard, Kara Pendl, Hallie Shafer, Genna Williams, and Emily Eisenhart. They will discuss what it’s like to start an all female artist collective and what inspires them and their craft.

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FINAL Beto/Cruz Debate
Oct
16
7:00 PM19:00

FINAL Beto/Cruz Debate

suggested $5 donation at the door for the campaign

We’ll be projecting this magic on the wall with drinks and snacks to go around. Feel free to BYO as well (we have a fridge!). Limited space available but don’t let that deter you from showing TF up. DEADLINE TO REGISTER TO VOTE IN TEXAS WAS OCTOBER 9TH. Early voting starts on 10/22! Election day is 11/6! Don’t miss it.

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Wooden Spoon Carving
Oct
14
11:00 AM11:00

Wooden Spoon Carving

$150

Taught by Abby Mechanic!

About the Class:

The most obvious trait of wood as a material is its linear structure. When we begin to manipulate this structure that’s when the real fun begins! In this class Spoon Carving Workshop, students will have the opportunity to create curves, volumes, and 3-dimensional forms out of wood while creating a one of a kind spoon.

The first portion of this class will revolve around design and development of a spoon. We will discuss how to plan, mark, and prep material for shaping. We will explore various shaping techniques with the use of hand tools. After sanding and sealing students will leave with a finished product to be proud of.

Drinks & snacks provided.
Doors open 10 minutes before the workshop and close 15 minutes after we begin.

About the Instructor:

Abby Mechanic received her BFA from the Maine College of Art with a concentration in Woodworking and Furniture Design. Upon graduating she has spent time working in various design studios such as Luur Design, Nate Berkus, and Matter Practice. In 2015, Mechanic began working at Parsons as a Technician in their woodworking facility. Since then she has assisted in the 2015 New School Architecture Design/Build, and has most recently been appointed the position of Manager of the Making Center at Parsons. Abby is now working closely with upper management to implement administrative support for staff hiring, scheduling, and committee work. She works with Directors as well as Management to align Making Center objectives across all shops, labs, and facilities, by creating systems and support. Outside of Parsons, Mechanic currently leds spoon carving workshops across the country in co-op shops such as Fort Houston in Nashville, TN and Craftsman Ave in Brooklyn, NY.

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Paper Marbling & Book Binding
Oct
7
2:00 PM14:00

Paper Marbling & Book Binding

$40

Taught by Ellyn Rivers of blue.child!

About the Class:

In this workshop you will learn how to create your own unique marbled papers and then transform one into your own mini sketchbook or journal. You will learn some marbling techniques used by the masters, have fun experimenting on your own, and learn some basic forms of book binding in order to create our journals. All the materials will be included, and you’ll leave with a handmade journal, and a list of materials you would need to continue marbling at home.

About the Instructor:

Ellyn is a queer artist and educator from Elgin, TX. She makes one-of-a-kind marbled paper earrings, journals, and other paper goods. She believes that art is a powerful way to better understand ourselves, build community, deepen our understandings of social issues, and empower youth to make change. Though she has worked in many different mediums, paper marbling has captured her heart with its therapeutic nature, rich history, and for the joy it brings to people when they make a piece for the first time. You can find her work on Instagram @blue.child

Drinks & snacks provided.
Doors open 10 minutes before the workshop and close 15 minutes after we begin.

RSVP HERE

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Intro to Weaving
Sep
30
5:30 PM17:30

Intro to Weaving

$130

Taught by Rachel Denbow of Smile and Wave!

About the Class:

You'll get three hours of instruction and immediate feedback as you learn to warp your artisanal loom, plain weave, rya knots, soumak, how to avoid the dreaded hourglass shape, and how to achieve a variety of designs using the stitches taught in class. 

Your purchase includes:
- one hardwood lap loom, handmade in the Ozarks
- one weaving sword
- one wooden needle
- one tapestry needle
- warp
- dowel
-tote bag
- a wide selection of natural fibers in color ways that work well together
- full color .pdf workbook to reference at home

About the Instructor:

Rachel Denbow, author of DIY Woven Art and several creative skills e-courses, is a fiber artist with over eleven years of experience in the maker movement and DIY industry. Wanting to work with natural fibers in her woven pieces led to an interest in the natural dye process, which has spilled over into teaching others the beauty of color extraction from natural resources. Follow her roadside foraging and dyeing adventures at @smileandwave on Instagram or find photos of previous workshops at racheldenbow.com.

Drinks & snacks provided.
Doors open 10 minutes before the workshop and close 15 minutes after we begin.

RSVP HERE

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Foraged Color: Dyeing with Food Waste
Sep
30
2:00 PM14:00

Foraged Color: Dyeing with Food Waste

$110

Taught by Rachel Denbow of Smile and Wave!

About the Class:

Learn to extract color from food waste items and take home a beautiful linen scarf OR set of linen napkins. You'll also take home dye samples from a variety of my favorite dyes and learn to document your process in your take-home dye journal. With an emphasis on food waste, this workshop sheds light on how easy it is to obtain beautiful colors from kitchen scraps before they go into your trash or compost pile.

About the Instructor:

Rachel Denbow, author of DIY Woven Art and several creative skills e-courses, is a fiber artist with over eleven years of experience in the maker movement and DIY industry. Wanting to work with natural fibers in her woven pieces led to an interest in the natural dye process, which has spilled over into teaching others the beauty of color extraction from natural resources. Follow her roadside foraging and dyeing adventures at @smileandwave on Instagram or find photos of previous workshops at racheldenbow.com.

Drinks & snacks provided.
Doors open 10 minutes before the workshop and close 15 minutes after we begin.

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Broad Studios x Madewell Pop-Up
Sep
29
1:00 PM13:00

Broad Studios x Madewell Pop-Up

FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Madewell has kicked off their first ever Commons location on South Congress and they are making it a priority to consistently showcase local Austin artists in their store. Join us for a Saturday of Madewell meets Broad Studios, where you can shop their store and our handmade goods all in one afternoon. The six of us will be tabling everything from ceramics to jewelry to silk scarves to art. See you there!

complimentary cocktails & light bites!

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DIY Ceramic Pipe
Sep
23
5:00 PM17:00

DIY Ceramic Pipe

$50

Two time slots available: 2-4 pm // 5-7 pm

Taught by Genna Williams!

About the Class:

Have you ever wanted to smoke out of a pipe that looked just like your favorite flower, that three-legged dog who lives on your street, or your grandpa Joe's beautiful, wrinkled face? Let me help you make your pipe dreams a reality!

In this introductory workshop, you will learn the basics of hand building and the fundamentals for a successful smoking device. You will be provided with all of the materials, munchies, and words of encouragement you will need to make several small pieces of smokeable art. Your pipes will be fired and glazed with a non-toxic clear glaze and ready for pickup 1-2 weeks after the workshop.

*Please note that the pieces made during this workshop are intended for tobacco use only and attendees must be at least 18 years of age*

About the Instructor:

Genna Williams is a multidisciplinary designer who finds joy in making minimal, functional ceramics. She graduated from the Savannah College of Art & Design in 2014 with a degree in Furniture Design. After graduation, Genna moved to Austin and started building her very own ceramics studio as an escape from her hum-drum day job. She uses her extensive experience in home furnishings, lighting, and furniture to inspire her sleek ceramic forms.

Drinks & snacks provided.
Doors open 10 minutes before the workshop and close 15 minutes after we begin.

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Intro to Brush Lettering
Aug
18
2:00 PM14:00

Intro to Brush Lettering

$65

Taught by Rhodalynn Jetton of Wildflowers & Flamingos!

About The Class:

Guests can expect to learn the foundations of brush lettering and add their own authentic style to their lettering. We will work on technique as well as nurturing the creative process in a way that makes learning something new fun and rewarding. As we will apply our learned techniques to a completed, meaningful project that guests can leave our time with.

About Rhodalynn:

Rhodalynn is a local Austin artist who loves the process of creativity and self-discovery. She loves dancing, coffee, and using her craft to draw out possibility and courage. You can reach her and find out more about her work at www.wildflowersandflamingos.com

Drinks & snacks provided.
Doors open 10 minutes before the workshop and close 15 minutes after we begin.

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OPENING PARTY!
Aug
10
7:00 PM19:00

OPENING PARTY!

FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

COME CELEBRATE WITH US!

You helped make this happen. Whether it was your moral support, cash money, manual labor, or (bless your heart) all three. Either way, we'd love to share the excitement about this new chapter of our lives with you.

  • tacos & street corn by Gabriel Erales of Dai Due Taquería
  • custom cocktails courtesy of Desert Door Distillery & Champagne Supply Co.
  • beer courtesy of Oskar Blues Brewing
  • cider courtesy of Austin East Ciders
  • non-alcoholics courtesy of Guayaki, Chameleon Cold Brew, and Big Swig Water
  • dessert bar courtesy of Melody's Joy
  • saucy tunes by DJ Ella Ella
  • florals by Valerie Wolf
  • Sound Sight Tarot readings
  • Stick & Poke Tattoos by Dope Toast
  • Photobooth by JellyBooth
  • Broad Studios tees & stickers!
  • we will also be accepting donations because this was a lot of work lol but we want to do it again

~ Food & drinks are free, but please bring cash to tip your vendors because they are the real MVPs ~

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Broad Studios x Madewell Panel
Aug
3
5:00 PM17:00

Broad Studios x Madewell Panel

FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Join Madewell as they kick off their first ever Commons location on July 31st with a weeklong celebration including free denim personalization c/o Ft. Lonesome and Ace Tailors, sips, snacks, shopping and so. much. more. Oh, and did we mention that you'll get a free limited edition tote with any in-store purchase?

ABOUT THE PANEL: WORKING BROADS Q&A + HAPPY HOUR

Join female artist collective Broad Studios inside the new Madewell Commons as we chat about entrepreneurship in the maker-slash-art world, what it's really like to collaborate and how we navigate the creative process. Moderated by Emily Eisenhart. 

Space is limited.

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