Need to get your creative juices flowing? Our Art & Parcel kits are assembled with everything you need to try out a new art form or brush up on an old favorite! Each kit is paired with a specialized video made by an Arts Council instructor and customized for your project. We take the work out of shopping for art supplies — all you have to do is open your Art & Parcel kit and get creative.
Each Art & Parcel kit is carefully assembled and available for safe pickup from the Arts Council.
By purchasing this kit you are helping the Arts Council of Princeton continue our mission of building community through the arts, which is especially important in these challenging times.
Each month, a new Art & Parcel will be announced. Each series is limited, so get yours while they’re here!
October Kit | available now!
papel picado & paper flowers
This month’s Art & Parcel explores some of the traditional folk arts associated with el Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead).
The kit contains all you will need to make Papel Picado (festive tissue paper banners) and Paper Flowers, along with a custom instructional video from instructor Veronica Olivares-Weber.
The art of cutting paper banners is a true skill in Mexico and these colorful banners can be used to decorate for parties or to brighten up any room. Flowers are also a big part of Day of the Dead celebrations and bunches of brightly colored cempoalxochitl flowers can be easily made using tissue paper and wire. We hope you enjoy this month’s project!
PAST ART & PARCELS:
handmade notebook with
turmeric-dyed cloth cover
In this lesson, you’ll make a small accordion-style notebook with fabric that will be processed in a turmeric dye bath utilizing simple Shibori resist techniques. The fabric will be cut to make a book cover for a notebook that will be assembled during the lesson. This unique craft taught by artist-instructor Lisa Walsh is perfect for gift-giving (or for keeping for yourself!)
stitch a statement
Take on embroidery with the Arts Council’s very own artistic director, Maria Evans! Maria will show you the basic stitches to add a hand-stitched quote or design to your clothing or your textile of choice. Your Art & Parcel kit contains everything you need to complete your project and get a hang for hand-embroidering.
Included in your Art & Parcel is:
An Art & Parcel-exclusive virtual embroidery tutorial with Maria
Embroidery floss in assorted colors
A thank-you card and info sheet with extra tips