Mala Beads have been used as a tool in spiritual meditation and religious prayer for thousands of years by many different faiths. Traditionally a mala—which means “garland”—has 108 beads strung together and one “guru bead,” which is larger than the rest. The guru bead is used as a place marker for the fingers to feel for the end or the beginning of the necklace for meditation or mantra chanting.
In this 2 hour workshop, jewelry maker Chris McKinley of Kinley Jewelry will show you the process used to create your own mala bead necklace. You choose your preferred materials and your kit will be assembled for you. The choices will be posted in the comment section. Chose the one that’s right for you and that info will be taken when you register! Pre-registration is required, cost is $40 per person. Friday, March 22nd from 6-8 pm. Call (217)330-9664 with questions or to register!
Friday, March 22, 2019 at 6 PM – 8 PM
Learn hand building, wheel & glazing techniques from the master, Annette Russo. The first session will concentrate on creating your masterpiece, the second will be for glazing. Class will be held at Tooth Fairy Studio, 280 West North Street. Cost is 45$ per person which includes firing. Pre-payment at the time of registration is required. Call (217) 330-9664 or visit The ArtFarm to secure your spot BEFORE the classes begin! Ages 10 & up.
Saturday, February 23rd, join Gabriela Brunner, Author of “Mama Where is the Truth?” as she reads her amazing children’s book that is now for sale here at The ArtFarm! Bring in the kiddos to have them listen to this beautiful story read by the author! Noon, free & signed books will be available!
Don’t miss this unique opportunity!
Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 12 PM – 1 PM
252 North Park Street
Decatur, Illinois 62523
EXTENDED HOLIDAY HOURS:
11/24/2018 – 12/29/2018
Sunday & Monday: Closed