The Arts Council of Princeton and Palmer Square have teamed up to bring DIY-styled public workshops to downtown Princeton. The new Pop In space is located at 10 Hulfish Street, directly across from Halo Pub and next door to jaZams and the ACP’s “energy playground” parklet. The space will be open at posted times for events such as sewing projects, drawing workshops, the art of journaling, robotic demos, bike repair, old movie screenings, and a lot more. So, get up outta your armchair, stop fiddling with your phone, and come on down and make something!

Pop In Partners

jaZams
Sustainable Princeton
Princeton Public Library
Stonybrook-Millstone Watershed Association
Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment at Princeton University

Upcoming Workshops

No pre-registration required – just pop in!

  • Wednesday, September 13, 6:30-8:30pm – The Art of Journaling
    This class is an introduction to the world of art journaling. All levels can enjoy exploring the various techniques to create beautiful spreads in their art journals. Students will have access to many different mediums to allow them to learn different techniques including collage, image transfers, ink, and watercolor to create beautiful and inspiring pages. All that is required, is a sketchbook (one that has thick pages to handle layers is preferable). Hosted by Megan Quinlan/jaZams

  • Thursday, September 14, 11am-2pm – WOW (Wonders of Water!)
    WOW will offer kids and adults alike a chance to learn about our streams and how we can all do our part to help prevent water pollution and flooding. Demonstrations at various stations will include stream critters, water conservation, polluted stormwater runoff, rain barrels, and an enviroscape that allows children to get their hands dirty learning about clean water. Hosted by the Stonybrook-Millstone Watershed

  • Friday, September 15, 5-8pm – WOW (Wonders of Water!)
    Have you been wondering how to fix those squeaky bike brakes? Do have a chair with a wobbly leg?Experts will be available to help make basic repairs on the items you bring along and will teach repair and maintenance techniques for future issues. Hosted by Sustainable Princeton

    Repairing rather than replacing reduces the volume of waste sent to landfills and thereby cuts greenhouse gas emissions from production and waste decay. We hope to see you at the Pop In Space! Send us an email if you have questions about items you’d like to repair.

  • Wednesday, September 20, 6:30-8:30pm – The Art of Journaling
    Hosted by Megan Quinlan

  • Thursday, September 21, 11am-2pm – WOW (Wonders of Water!)
    Hosted by the Stonybrook-Millstone Watershed

  • Wednesday, September 27, 6:30-8:30pm – The Art of Journaling
    Hosted by Megan Quinlan

  • Thursday, September 28, 11am-2pm – WOW (Wonders of Water!)
    Hosted by the Stonybrook-Millstone Watershed

    Past Workshops

  • Thursday, July 20, 11am-2pm – Affirmative Art Workshop
    The Affirmative Art Project was founded in 2012 by artist Eirik Jarl Trondsen with the mission to “Empower People to live their Dreams”. Participants of all ages are led to put their dreams on paper by mapping concrete steps necessary to achieving their goals.

  • Saturday, July 22, 11am-2pm – WOW (Wonders of Water!)
    Hosted by the Stonybrook-Millstone Watershed, the WOW workshop will offer kids and adults alike a chance to learn about our streams and how we can all do our part to help prevent water pollution and flooding. Demonstrations at various stations will include stream critters, water conservation, polluted stormwater runoff, rain barrels, and an enviroscape that allows children to get their hands dirty learning about clean water.

  • Wednesday, July 26, 5:30-7:30pm – Bike Repair Clinic & Basic Woodworking
    Do your bike brakes squeak or are you wondering how to fix a broken chair leg? Join us for this dual focus evening to learn the basics of bike maintenance and basic woodworking. If you have a bike or piece of furniture with an issue, bring it along and we’ll do our best to teach you how to fix it. Hosted by Sustainable Princeton.

  • Thursday, July 27, 11am-2pm – WOW (Wonders of Water!)
    Hosted by the Stonybrook-Millstone Watershed

  • Thursday, August 10, 5:30-7:30pm – Bringing Light to Re-purposed Threads
    Ever thought about how interesting it would be to sew LEDs into your clothing? Join us to learn how to make a LED keychain out of re-purposed fabric. Participants will build a simple circuit and embed a LED light into a fabric keychain. Best for ages 6+. Hosted by Sustainable Princeton

  • Sunday, August 13, 2-5pm – Creative Card-Making
    Join librarian Janie Hermann and local card maker/paper crafter Linda Willimer for an afternoon of creativity and fun. Card stock, stamps, inks, and punches will be supplied so all you need to bring is your imagination and desire to create cards that can be used for any occasion you have coming up in your life. Drop in for an hour or stay for the entire session, it is up to you. All ages and abilities welcome. Hosted by the Princeton Public Library

  • Wednesday, August 16, 6:30-8:30pm – The Art of Journaling
    This class is an introduction to the world of art journaling. All levels can enjoy exploring the various techniques to create beautiful spreads in their art journals. Students will have access to many different mediums to allow them to learn different techniques including collage, image transfers, ink, and watercolor to create beautiful and inspiring pages. All that is required, is a sketchbook (one that has thick pages to handle layers is preferable). Hosted by Megan Quinlan/jaZams

  • Monday, August 14, 3-5pm – Sew Easy
    All ages are invited to learn basic sewing skills in a casual, supportive environment! Hosted by the Arts Council of Princeton