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Access To The Arts

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Quilting Workshop

Learn how to make your first quilt, or learn something new in quilting!Read More »

Collage

Express yourself through the art of cut paper and mixed media collage!Read More »

Painting with Watercolors: The Basics #2

The Basics #2. Take control of your watercolors by practicing basic watercolor and learning wet on wet techniques!Read More »

Painting with Watercolors: The Basics #2

The Basics #2. Take control of your watercolors by practicing basic watercolor and learning wet on wet techniques!Read More »

Woodshop: Hand Cut Dovetail

Join fine woodworker Laura Pepper in the woodshop to learn the hand craft dovetailsRead More »
—- 🖌️ PAINTING WITH WATERCOLORS: THE BASICS #2 🖌️ —-

🗓️ Wed, Feb 28 2024
📍 LaunchSpace Makerspace

Some of the most desirable results of watercolor painting can only be achieved by painting “wet on wet”. In other words, by painting on wet paper. In The Basics #2, we will be diving into both wet and dry paper, and learning when to use each technique.

The Basics #2 is the second in a three part series diving into the fundamentals of watercolors. Take one or take them all!

👨‍👧 Age: 16+

🖌️ Instructor: Bill Dolan

✔️ Prerequisites: None

❌ Cancellations and Refunds: Cancellations made three days or more prior to class will be happily refunded.

1 - 3pm signup ⬇️
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6 - 8pm signup ⬇️
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🎨✨ We're on a mission to empower budding artists through LaunchSpace's Access to the Arts Scholarship, and we're halfway to our $20,000 goal!

🌟 Huge thanks to the generous contributions from DeansBeansCoffee with $5000 and Greenfield Savings Bank with $2500. With $12,500 more to raise, your support can make a world of difference.

🖌️ Join us in fostering creativity and innovation. Every donation brings us closer to our $20,000 target, providing crucial opportunities for aspiring artists. Be a part of this inspiring journey—help us reach new artistic heights! ✨🎓

https://give-usa.keela.co/access-to-the-arts-scholarship...

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🚀🌟 Get ready for LaunchSpace's Membership Drive like never before! 🌌✨

📅 Mark your calendars for December 9th and gear up for the Midnight Madness event! 🌙 We're unleashing exclusive membership discounts. And here's the twist: as the night progresses, the deals get even better! 🌠💫

🛍️ Whether you're at the event or browsing our website, brace yourself for incredible offers on memberships that'll elevate your access to all things LaunchSpace! 

#LaunchSpace #LaunchSpace_orange #Membershipdrive #Midnightmadness
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What the Community is Saying

“I think it is one of the largest and one of the most creative Maker Spaces that I have experienced. My work in the Creative Economy has brought me in touch with many maker spaces around the country, and few of them have the kind of dedicated space that LaunchSpace has to different media (i.e., wood, metal, glass, paper, ceramics, etc.), and few of them have the breadth of programming that LaunchSpace has.

I’ve also been impressed that LaunchSpace has been so strategic and deliberate in creating the space and making it available to the arts and creative community. In other words, the leadership was sure to secure funding for the space and had an organizational foundation in place before it officially opened and became operational. Too often, maker spaces rush to open their doors without going through the due diligence that LaunchSpace did.”

Michael, Northampton MA

“I joined LaunchSpace to do a couple of clay workshops and to take advantage of the beautiful sewing area. It has been swell meeting people there, and the stewards are great!

This is a remarkable venue for so many different crafts. It’s amazing that a little community like Orange can provide such rich experiences for the community.”

Elsa, Orange MA

“The funniest things that happen to me at Launch involve finding something in someone else’s studio that is exactly what I need to complete a project – the “cross-pollination” is so exciting! CA finds a power strip at a warehouse and realizes that I need one so brings it in. I have weaving looms that Zander can use, Erica lets my “under-age” granddaughter join a clay hand-building class, Laura sands down some rough pounding blocks for me..these events are so much fun!”

Sharon, Shutesbury MA

“Because of LaunchSpace, I’m starting to believe I can do so much more with my life. I look at the world differently – I see things and wonder how they are made and why they are made that way. For years I had resigned myself to thinking most things were out of my reach. Now I feel so happy because I see there’s a lot I am able to do. Whenever I hit a roadblock, I have confidence that I can find a way to adapt. I am discovering how to create tools that work for me.”

Xander, Belchertown MA

“I think that the Launchspace is a wonderful community asset. As the name implies, it is a jumping-off place for artistic and business endeavors for youth and people of all ages.”

Betsy, New Salem MA

“LaunchSpace means community. It is a place of learning, connecting, and putting that knowledge into practice. You don’t have to be an expert at your craft to find value in LaunchSpace and that’s what I think is the best part about it! Someone at any stage of their maker journey can start and work in the space.”

Sarah, Springfield MA

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