For the second year at ROW DTLA, the LA Design Festival has curated a series of workshops with local artists, makers and creative entrepreneurs. New this year, the workshop space (located at ROW in building 2, space 132) will feature a lounge by Yeah! Rentals, a kid-friendly zone and pop-up shop by Nico & Yeye with award-winning products designed by Munchkin. Creative workshops kick-off on Friday, June 21 during the Design Block Party with a Drink & Draw session hosted by Scout Books and Sakara. Stop by, grab a drink and doodle with us.
PAPER FLOWER MAKING WITH HANDMADE BY SARA KIM
On Saturday, June 22 at 10am, Handmade By Sara Kim returns to the LA Design Festival to teach a step-by-step class on how to make different types of paper flowers with regular card stock paper. Sara will also share all the different ways to incorporate them into your wedding, events, or your home! All materials, including card stock paper, scissors, glue, and a packet of paper to take home for practice will be provided. Get tickets here.
WATER COLOR ILLUSTRATION WITH ELECTRIC EUNICE
Next up on Saturday at 12:30pm, Eunice of Electric Eunice will host a workshop teaching the techniques of watercolor blending to paint moons and galaxies! During this 2 hour workshop, you will learn how to paint a moon floating in a colorful galaxy from start to finish and walk away with the skills to create more “out of this world” paintings. From this workshop, you will receive a watercolor starter kit that includes a 36 watercolor pan set, a round brush, a compass tool, watercolor paper, an Electric Eunice personalized moon and much more. This workshop does not require any experience. Get tickets here.
GREEN THUMB 101 WITH FOLIA COLLECTIVE
Lastly on Saturday, would you love to add more plants to your space, but are struggling to keep them happy, or not sure where to start? Join Danae Horst, founder of Folia Collective, and learn how to choose not just the prettiest plants, but plants that are perfectly suited to your space and lifestyle. Danae will lead you through the essentials of plant selection and care, with the realities of your needs in mind. Once you’re equipped with the know-how to pick the best plant for your space, you’ll choose a plant and pot it up with Danae’s guidance through the potting process! Workshop cost includes instruction, plant, planter, and all potting materials. Get tickets here.
POM POM PERFECTION WITH MARLEY & ALFIE
Sunday’s workshop will kick-off with a Pom Pom making workshop with Marley & Alfie at 10am. It’s the perfect time as Pom Poms are all the rage and they bring so much joy and color into everyone’s lives. In this class, you'll make a pair of your very own pom pom earrings. Using a tool and yarn, you’ll practice your technique and will learn how to combine colors, attaching them to earring hardware and how to finish them with perfection so you can leave with an amazing pair of custom earrings. Get tickets here.
COLOR WITH CONCRETE GEOMETRIC
For the second year, Concrete Geometric returns to host her engaging workshop teaching concrete adoring consumers how to make pigmented vessels. On Sunday the 23rd at 12:30pm, cast colors to create a decorative vessel, that you can use as a vase, planter, or candle holder. Each guest will be provided with a personal kit that includes all of the supplies needed to cast. We will go over mixing concrete and working with different pigments to create a one of a kind piece. While the concrete sets, guests will be able to socialize, Q&A, and pick out a succulent / cactus for their vessel. All attendees will receive a personal tote bag + vessel at the end of the workshop. Get tickets here.
DESERT TERRARIUMS WITH KRYSTAL CHANG
Lastly, Krystal Chang Projects will host a desert terrarium workshop where attendees will create miniature desert worlds, working with a variety of cacti and succulents as well as textural accents, sculptural stones, and colored sands. Each terrarium becomes a landscape of its own. We will consider composition, color, and balance. In this hands-on workshop, each participant will create their own container garden with assistance from the instructor. A selection of plants and materials will be available. All plants, vessels, tools, and planting materials included. Feel free to bring any small rocks, shells, or other objects that you would like to add to your landscape. Get tickets here.
Last year, the workshops were very popular, so grab your friends and get your tickets early!