Father’s Day Weekend!

Father’s Day weekend, we’re teaching a host of workshops at the house — I’ll be teaching one on making botanical art (bookmarks, cards, poetry collages), and one on Sri Lankan cocktails (made with arrack, a coconut-flower liquor). There are LOTS of others, from writing to textile art to 3D printing and more. Those are generally $45, but everything is sliding scale and full scholarships are available; our main goal right now is to pay our teachers fairly for their time, but also to build up the Maram audience.
All info here: https://www.eventcombo.com/e/fathers-day-weekend-workshops-34891

Saturday June 15

10:00 am – 11:45 am Botanical Cards and Bookmarks with Mary Anne Mohanraj

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm Floral jewelry – Prismacolor on Metal with Alix Mikesell

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm Botanical Soap making with Cynthia Borah

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm Personal Essay Writing with Deborah Lee

4:00 pm – 5:45 pm    Wet Felted Flowers with Pamela Penny

Sunday June 16

10:00 am – 11:45 am 3D Printing with Kurt Hedlund

10:00 am – 11:45 am Writing Science Fiction that Sells with Alec Navarro Lee

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm Building Bridges with Heath Penney

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm Coding Alexa at Home with Kamal Jackson

4:00 pm – 5:45 pm    Sri Lankan Cocktails and Appetizers with Mary Anne Mohanraj

Art at the Retreat

Mary Rodes Dell joined us for our productivity/creativity retreat yesterday. Here’s what she had to say about her day:

I took a day off work today to join in a creativity retreat at #Maram Makerspace, hosted by Mary Anne Mohanraj. I spent the morning learning to draw an acanthus leaf, which was a popular 19th century (and earlier) decorative motif. There’s an entire book about drawing it on archive.org—these pictures are my version of the first exercise in the book. In the afternoon I got started on a celtic spiral design. It was a delightful day.
Edit: Here’s the book, Guide to Drawing the Acanthus by I. Page: https://archive.org/deta…/guidefordrawinga00pagerich/page/n8