hello yarnbombing!

We are excited about our latest upcoming public art project: yarnbombing the pole in front of our studios.the messy artist yarnbombing art class nj

What is yarnbombing? It’s a type of street art, using yarn to decorate fences, benches, poles – you name it! Knitters have been covering all sorts of objects with their artistry.imgres-1 images

Donna came up with the idea to decorate the pole in colorful crocheted circles, based on our logo’s colors: orange and blue, as well as purple.07-18-2012 final logo

However, this is a big project, and to do it, she drew inspiration from a local Friday night knitting/crocheting/spinning circle she has been involved with. Now she and Marie, the owner of the yarn store KnitKnack, have joined together to set up sessions for the yarnbombing: one for crochet instruction, two to crochet the circles, and one to bomb.  knitknack and the messy artist yarnbomb

We have room for a few more in these sessions, so if you want to join in these creative and collaborative art events, let us know! You can even teach yourself to crochet pretty easily if you don’t know how already – there are some great videos on youtube such as this or this to get you set up.

Here’s the schedule – RSVPs are necessary so we know how much yarn, pizza, wine etc to have on hand.  Please contact donna@themessyartist.com to reserve a space. These are all adult only events.

  • Instruction session: The Messy Artist. 356 Route 10 West, East Hanover. Tuesday February 3, 7 – 9pm.  (Sorry, this session is full.)
  • Crochet session: KnitKnack.  1914 Springfield Avenue, Maplewood. Sunday February 8, 2-4 pm.  Pizza will be served.
  • Crochet session: The Messy Artist. Sunday February 22. 6:30 – 8:30pm.  Pizza and wine will be served.
  • The final session – the bombing! The Messy Artist. March 8, 6:30 8:30 pm.  Pizza and wine will be served.

We’ll post more photos as the project evolves.


Author: hellokidsart

The Messy Artist is a special place to create art. We offer year-round art classes for children 18 months through adulthood. In addition to art classes from September through June, we offer summer art camp and Drop-In and Play art activities for kids between our regular sessions. Our bright, colorful studio is also the perfect place for a kid’s birthday party! The Messy Artist children’s art center was created and designed by Owner/Director Donna Bernstein, a professional educator and artist. The curriculum is inspired and guided by Donna’s teaching experience and research in child development, as well as her passion for art. At The Messy Artist, art lessons for kids entertain and enrich their brains, bodies, and hearts.

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