Hey, locals — we’re gearing up for another Maram Day of Making on Sunday, May 5 — this time with some cool cooking workshops (for example, grad student Ajapa Sharma‘s going to offer a Nepali cooking class before she heads home to Nepal for the summer!) and fascinating art. Take a look! (Please share and forward!)
Learn how to make sourdough bread two different ways. Participants will learn how to maintain a starter at home, and how to use it for breads, ranging from simple to more sophisticated, as well as other baked goods. We will demonstrate some of the steps and partake in kneading and shaping dough. Participants will receive active sourdough starter to make their own bread, dough to cook a small loaf of bread at home, and recipes recommended by the instructors.
Participants will sample bread made by the instructors. No previous experience required.
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.: Nepali Cooking Class with Ajapa Sharma
Learn to make scrumptious momos (South Asian dumplings) with a tangy tomato dip! Drawing on the long connections with Tibetans, Newari merchants of the Kathmandu valley in Nepal improvised to make their own distinctly spiced meat filled dumplings called momo. Momo is now a traditional delicacy in Nepal, served with a sauce (achaar) made with tomato.
Participants will learn to make the chicken-based filling for the momo. They will also learn to fill and fold readymade wonton wrappers into boat shaped dumplings. Participants will learn to make the accompanying sauce (achaar) for the momo. Materials will be provided. At the end of the workshop participants will have taste their own handmade momos. They will take home recipes to make momos for friends and family.
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.: Orizomegami (paper folding and dying) with Pamela Martinez
Absorbent paper is folded and then dyed to produce interesting geometric patterns when the paper is unfolded, as practiced in Japan and around the world for centuries. Zen-like in its folding, the ancient technique reminds us to be present in the moment.
This exciting 1.5 hour workshop will introduce 4 basic paper folds. We will then experiment with nontoxic dye solutions resulting in beautiful papers that can be used for future art projects, gift wrapping, card making, envelope lining, or book binding. All supplies included.
4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.: Jewelry – Prismacolor on Metal with Alix Mikesell
Make your own colorful unique jewelry! Colored pencils are an easy way to add color to metal. In this workshop, you will learn how to color on copper using Prismacolor pencils, how to blend, how to protect your creations for lasting use, and how to turn your small artworks into earrings or pendants.
Materials are provided. Each participant will create at least one piece of jewelry. This class will offer 4 free seats as a donation from the instructor in support of Maram. Please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for free access to this class.
Fifty percent of each ticket fee goes towards building a new community arts organization – Maram Makerspace.
Our short-term goal, securing a permanent accessible physical space, will move us closer to offering more partnerships with existing artisans and more workshops and classes for the general public. Donations are also gratefully accepted; Maram Makerspace is sponsored by the Speculative Literature Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
Please visit http://marammakerspace.com/ for more information about us.