Creating with Arna
Do you like to create or do you enjoy handcrafting? During Creating with Arna we make original accessories from leather, sisal bag, greeting cards or lace mandala.
We create brooches, belts, necklaces, bracelets, earrings, headbands, even jars or pictures from leather. There is an inexhaustible amount of ways of use and it is up to you what will interest and entertain you. Do you prefer jewelry from beads? Let’s create earrings, necklaces or bracelets! It can be an original gift for your loved ones. If you like practical things, let’s create a practical sisal bag. It will replace the classic string bag and it is fashionable! Moreover, it is also ecological. We also create mandala from lace, which has recently become very widespread and is among the favorite art techniques nice for relaxing. Mandala can also be used to express what is otherwise difficult to communicate in words. We also make greeting cards and name tags – not only for Christmas but for all other occasions. There are no limits for your imagination! Before Christmas, you can also make an Advent wreath to decorate your table or to hang it on the door.
SCHEDULE - CREATING WITH ARNA
SCHEDULE - CREATING WITH ARNA
How does it work?
Why create with us?
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Arna's atelier is located in a beautiful village near Prague. It is best to get there by car, but you can also get there by train from Masarykovo nádr. railway station and go to Klánovice. From Klánovice you can take bus number 391 to Květnice rozcestí stop and then walk around the pond. Or you can take bus 303 to Sibřina. It is only a short walk from the stops.
Original leather accessories
In the course we will make original accessories from leather such as flowers, from which we can create a brooch, belt, necklace, bracelet, earrings, headband, or even a jar or a picture. Leather is a natural material that is thanks to its flexibility easy to work with and it produces very beautiful and impressive products. We can work with the leather itself and use the very impressive effect of squeezing or embossing, or decorate it with lace or natural products.
History of leather processing - tannery
For thousands of years BC the leather was used not only as a protection against the effects of the weather, but also against injury. The first mention of leather processing can be found in ancient history and it is therefore one of the oldest branches of handicraft. Throughout history, natural leather processing has become a recognized and valued industry. Nowadays, we are returning to natural resources because of the hardly recyclable waste, of synthetic materials.
The most used skins are so-called cowhide and pigskin, which we also will work with in the course.
Jewelry of Beads
Come to create an original colorful jewelry of beads with us . In the workshop we will focus on making accessories such as earrings, necklaces and bracelets. We will be working with a rocaille. We will create jewelry by stringing beads or by sewing. In the courses you will create beautiful pieces that you will be happy to wear or give to your family or your loved ones.
History of beads
The name of the beads is derived from natural coral, which was widely used in the past. In ancient times, people made ornaments from the teeth of various animals, then in the Neolithic period glass and ceramic beads began to appear. Since ancient times, precious stones and very popular sea pearls have emerged as the most precious material, which over time have been replaced by imitations made of glass with a layer of silver lacquer. The production of colored glass beads developed in the 16th century in Venice and quickly spread throughout Europe, where the beads became a very profitable commercial item. In the 18th century, beads, seed beads and glass jewelery started to be made in Bohemia. Since the beginning of the 20th century pearls have also been grown artificially, this type of cultivation most developed in Japan. Pearls of “globular” or “mikitinova pearls” arise in marine farms, when the a small pearl ball is placed in a shell of pearl , and then is coated with layers of real pearl so it is very difficult to distinguish from natural pearls. These pearls are characterized by very regular shapes. In the 20th century, plastic was also widely used for the production of beads.
Macramé / Sisal bag
In the course we will try to make a beautiful sisal bag. You will surely manage it and enjoy your handmade product, which you can use during your shopping or as a gift for your loved ones. We will get to know the most commonly used node – the flat node, also known as connecting or double-sided.
The basic material for this technique is a string of all kinds – cotton, linen, hemp, jute, wool, various types of cords and cords, and also sisal fiber, which is obtained from agave sisal leaves.
History of macrame
According to archaeological findings, the scouring technique has been used in many ancient cultures – not only in classical Greece, but also in Ancient Egypt and China, as well as in pre-Columbian America and the Inca empire. Later, this technique spread from Arab countries to Europe. In Arabic, the word ‘Macramah’ means a lace veil; Later stitched and bobbin lace replaced the classic lace.
Mandala of Lace
In the course Creating with Arna we will introduce the technique of making mandala using lace.
You will choose the colors of lace that will be pleasant to you or to match your interior. We can combine colors or choose one to create a mandala in one tone. In the course you can make a beautiful accessory for yourself or you can give a mandala as a gift to your loved ones.
Mandala can also be created by other artistic techniques, such as painting, spilling colored sand, we can also use other natural materials or beads.
History of Mandala
The word mandala has its origin in Sanskrit and its meaning is a circle or a magic circle, a symbol of balance and unity. The mandala can be found in ancient Egypt, Babylonia and Java. From the originally religious paintings, the word mandala spread thanks to C. G. Jung, who thus referred to circular drawings and ornaments. In addition to the traditional circular mandala, we also know the mandala created of the square and the circle, which we call the “yantra”.
Vánoční přáníčka a jmenovky
Vánoce se kvapem blíží a my jsme rádi připraveni.
Vyrobte si s námi vánoční přáníčka a potěšte své známé a příbuzné. Ručně vyrobené přání trvá sice déle než poslat zprávu sms, ale za to rozhodně více potěší. Do obálky s přáníčkem pak můžete vložit třeba i nějaký dárkový poukaz, který tak jistě lépe vynikne.
Tvořit budeme také originální jmenovky, které pak využijete při balení dárků. Tvoření je radost a k Vánocům rozhodně patří stejně jako třeba svařák.
S pomocí techniky scrapbooking vytvoříme jak přání, tak i jmenovky či obálky. Slovo scrapbooking je složeninou ze slov scrap = ústřižek a book = kniha. Tato technika vznikla v Anglii v 15.stolení.
K této technice budeme využívat různé nástroje. Pomocí děrovacích kleští, raznic různých vzorů a velikostí, vyřezávacími či embosovacími strojky tak budeme tvořit originální věci.
V našem tříhodinovém kurzu budeme také pracovat s krajkou, různými výseky, výsečníky, provázky a kovovými komponenty. Veškerý materiál je v ceně.
Pojďte se s námi ponořit do tvoření a vychutnejte si předvánoční čas.
Advent wreath, as we all know, is a traditional symbol of Advent. But have you tried to make it yourself? In our course you will surely manage it with the help of Mrs. Arna. What your wreath will look like depends fully on your imagination. It can be made of different materials and you can also decorate it, for example, to match your decoration or style of living.
Come and create your Advent wreath and tune in to the Advent time. You will not only enjoy your own product, but also make your loved ones happy.
History of the Advent Wreath
Advent (adventus) is the beginning of the liturgical year, the period of four Sundays before Christmas. It is a time of meditation and charity. Previously, it was also a Lenten time. It is a time of peace in the Western tradition. The tradition of lighting candles is based on the Jewish tradition by lighting eight candles on Hanukkah holidays. Previously, wreaths were hung on ribbons, recently they are laid on the table. Ignition of an ever increasing number of candles expresses escalating expectations and joy.
Advent Sunday is called Iron, Bronze, Silver and Gold.
On the first Sunday of Advent (Iron), we light the candle of the prophets. It is a memorial to the prophets who predict the birthday of Jesus Christ. The second Advent Sunday (Bronze), we light the so-called candle of Bethlehem, that represents love and the baby Jesus. The third Sunday of Advent (Silver), we light the so-called pastoral holidays, which feels the joy that the long Lent period is getting closer to the end and the Advent period festive character. On the fourth Advent Sunday (Golden), we light the so-called angelic candle, representing peace, and can fall on Christmas Eve.
Apart from Advent wreaths, also simple wreaths without candles were made from different plants that were symbolic. They were supposed to provide their owner with happiness, love, health and wealth. Nowadays, the Advent wreath has moved away from its original form, but it still should express slowing down, joy and expectation.