Picture This: A Nostalgic Handi-Hour

Katie Crooks coordinates the quarterly craft program Handi-hour at the American Art Museum. Coming up: our next Handi-hour on March 6 will be a nostalgic look back at crafts from our youth. Katie demonstrates what's in store.



Handi-hour, DC's premier DIY hour, draws the city's craftiest folks for an evening of craft activities, world-class art paired with craft beer, and live music. In the past, we've held the event at the Renwick Gallery (which is undergoing a major two-year renovation), so we have packed-up and relocated. We're excited to be in the Luce Foundation Center. We'll still have awesome themed projects, great local tunes, and delicious brews, but we are going to be in a space that occupies 20,400 square feet of the Smithsonian American Art Museum's historic building, not to mention surrounded by more than 3,000 pieces from the collection!





The crafts du jour for this Handi-hour had to be carefully selected. We looked into the past, for fun and creative projects that brought back memories simpler times. So on March 6, 2014, join us as we make friendship bracelets and plastic shrink art (remember the stuff that shrunk when you baked it?) while sipping on beers selected by Churchkey's Greg Engert. As always, we've posted videos demonstrations of the crafts will be doing (as a bonus sneak peek, they were filmed in the Luce Center). Here are the details.