BROAD STUDIOS
a female artist collective in austin, tx

WORKSHOPS & EVENTS

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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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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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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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.

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DIY Floral + Beaded Garland
Oct
6
2:00 PM14:00

DIY Floral + Beaded Garland

$45

Taught by Ashley Delose of ASHDEL!

About the Class:

Guests will learn how to make a completed wall hanging/wall necklace and leave with their finished piece, ready to hang! They'll also leave with additional ideas to utilize the yarn flowers for home decor and small handmade gifts (instructions and resources to make different types of yarn flowers). They will learn how to make yarn flowers with just a few simple materials (yarn, pipe cleaners, their hands!). The flowers will then be used to create an elegant wall garland from wooden beads and the flowers they've created. 

About the Instructor:

Ashdel is a collection of hand-sewn jewelry and art by Ashley Delose based in Austin, TX. Ashley also runs another small business called Ashdel Studio that focuses on artfully crafted party goods and home decor.

Crafts + party goods and home decor: ashdelstudio.etsy.com (@ashdelstudio on Instagram)
Fiber jewelry and art: https://www.ashdel.com/ (@shopashdel on Instagram)

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

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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.

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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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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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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.

Both Weekends:

Emily Eisenhart
FIBROUS
Genna Williams Ceramics
KARACOTTA Ceramics
SHE Ceramics
Silk Diaries

+

 

Chelsea Jones
Ferro and Fawn
Frankie Jean
Jessica Fontenot
Sarah Nave

November 10-11:

Beth Saxena
Floating Forest Studio
Kathy Phantastic
Little Green Press
Marlena Jarjoura Jewelry

November 17-18:

CK Goods
Kelsey Kilcrease
Libby Daily
Molly Knobloch
Saint Violet Paper

Stay tuned for more info on food & drink sponsors and opening party details. See you there!

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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.

Both Weekends:

Emily Eisenhart
FIBROUS
Genna Williams Ceramics
KARACOTTA Ceramics
SHE Ceramics
Silk Diaries

+

 

Chelsea Jones
Ferro and Fawn
Frankie Jean
Jessica Fontenot
Sarah Nave

November 10-11:

Beth Saxena
Floating Forest Studio
Kathy Phantastic
Little Green Press
Marlena Jarjoura Jewelry

November 17-18:

CK Goods
Kelsey Kilcrease
Libby Daily
Molly Knobloch
Saint Violet Paper

Stay tuned for more info on food & drink sponsors and opening party details. See you there!

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Private: Botanical Bundle Dyeing
Aug
25
3:30 PM15:30

Private: Botanical Bundle Dyeing

$65 Scarf / $85 Bralette

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 or silk bralette. 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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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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Botanical Bundle Dyeing
Jul
29
2:00 PM14:00

Botanical Bundle Dyeing

$65

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 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 welcome to leave and come pick up the bundled piece at the studio the following 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.

RSVP HERE

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Ceramics 101: Whiskey, Espresso & Tequila Copitas
Jul
21
5:00 PM17:00

Ceramics 101: Whiskey, Espresso & Tequila Copitas

$48

2-4 PM - SOLD OUT!
5-7 PM

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: Monstera Leaf Dish
Jul
15
2:00 PM14:00

Ceramics 101: Monstera Leaf Dish

$45

Taught by Genna Williams!

Come learn the fundamentals of ceramics and create a catchall dish shaped like the unmistakable monstera leaf! No prior ceramics experience necessary. All materials will be provided and you better be-leaf we're going to have drinks and snacks and a heck of a good time!

All pieces will be kiln fired after class and students will receive an email notification when their ring dish can be picked up from Broad Studios.

About Genna:

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 day job. She uses her extensive experience in home furnishings, lighting, and furniture to inspire her sleek ceramic forms. More info at www.gennawilliams.com.

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Ceramics 101: Spice Bowls
Jul
8
2:00 PM14:00

Ceramics 101: Spice Bowls

$45

Taught by Hallie Shafer of She Ceramics!

come make what you want,
what you really really want

Get messy with SHE Ceramics and make your own set of unique spice bowls! Whether you're sporty, ginger, scary, posh, or a baby, these simply made pieces will be the perfect addition to your home. If cooking with spices isn't your thing, these bowls are perfect for holding jewelry, keys, soap - whatever you (really really) want. 

No experience with clay necessary.
Snacks and drinks provided.
Spice Girls playlist guaranteed.

About Hallie:

When not teaching art at a local public school, Hallie spends her time packing as much life as possible into basic everyday objects. She works the surfaces of her pieces over several times, combining painting, underglaze pencil drawings, screen printing, and gold luster to evoke a sense of immediacy from an otherwise slow and methodical process. She is excited to see all the life you’ll pack into your handmade ceramic pieces! More info at www.shewares.com.

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Beginning Weaving
Jun
24
1:00 PM13:00

Beginning Weaving

$100

Taught by Whitney Crutchfield of WE GATHER from Brooklyn, NY!

Learn the basics of handweaving and get a head start on your first woven wall hanging. Perfect for those on the hunt for a new skill, this 2.5-hour workshop covers all you need to know to weave on a frame loom. We’ll cover setting up the loom, basic weaving techniques, texture, and finishing methods, all the while experimenting with fun and varied materials. 

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