Creative Fridays workshops to tap artistic pleasures

BATAVIA – For people looking for something new and different to do on a Friday evening, Water Street Studios suggests grabbing a friend and attending one of its lively Creative Friday workshops, a news release stated.

Water Street Studios shares the following course descriptions.

• “Create a Beautiful Silk Scarf”: Hand-painted silk scarves are fun and easy to do, according to the release. During the evening with artist Becka Davis, you’ll learn how to create your own custom scarf and leave with a colorful masterpiece to wear with any outfit. It’s offered from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Feb. 21 and costs $40.

• “Create a Mixed Media Piece with Pebeo Paints”: Let your imagination run free in this expressive workshop using Pebeo Paints. French manufacturer Pebeo offers a range of specialty paints that can be used alone or in combination to create striking abstract or realistic images. The class meets from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. March 20 and costs $40.

• “Handcraft a Personal Notebook”: Create a personalized notebook for any use. Choose your paper, organize and match patterns, and use a variety of tools and techniques (stenciling, stamping, painting) to design your cover. Use your notebook for journaling, note-taking, doodling, drawing or to give as a gift. It meets from 7 to 9:30 p.m. April 17 and costs $40.

• “Make Wine Charms and Flameworked Glass Demo”: Enjoy an evening of fire and fun. Start with a flameworked glass demonstration Then select your own set of artisan glass beads and create a custom set of wine charms to dazzle friends and family at your next event. All supplies are provided. It is offered from 6:30 to 9 p.m. April 24 and costs $55.

People can check out the newly launched Creative Fridays schedule and all the other class offerings at