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monroe-center-flowersWhat a day we had Sunday at Monroe Center for the Arts in Hoboken, New Jersey: six hours of free classes, workshops and demonstrations! I’m a big fan of learning new techniques like: knife skills, jewelry making, ballet, sewing and more.monroe-centerVery impressed with the array of in-house artists in residence and the facility itself: so many beautiful sun-filled rooms lined with windows.monroe-center-paintsThere are also many wonderful programs available specifically for children.monroe-center-suppliesAt the Atelier of Little Picasso we met artist Daehyuk Sim and these are his lifelike paintings, plus I had to take a pic of his pink typewriter.monroe-center-paintingSo much creativity from little ones…monroe-center-artI spent about two and a half hours listening to Craig Dale from Beyond the Photograph and learned so much in just that time.
monroe-center-wallsI was glad to meet the team from ArteVino Studio and I’d love to take classes and host events there.ArteVino-StudioM Avery Designs LLC has a Fashion Lab and Sewing & Fashion Design classes.monroe-center-sewingAnd we had the privilege of meeting jeweler Elizabeth Ann Tokoly of Eat Metal, Inc. who gave us a fiery demo and shaped an intricately carved metal piece for a pair of earrings.monroe-center-jewelryLoved our floral design workshop with Event Designer Laura Clare.monroe-center-flowers-2We got to take home our arrangements of roses, gerbera daisies, snapdragon, waxflower, stock and salal (lemon leaf) and mine is still doing very well in my sunny window.monroe-flowers-3