The following workshops and tours have limited seating so you'll want to sign up for them right away when you get to the con if you're interested in attending one of them.
Art Show Docent Tour with Gareth Hinds: Our art GOH tours the art show with a small group and answers questions about his work. Limited number of participants.
Beginning Chainmail: Learn how to make chainmail. We supply pliers, and kits of pre-cut rings are available for purchase. A sign-up sheet will be located at the Program Nexus. This workshop is limited to 10 people. Materials fee: $5 per participant.
Book Creation Workshop: Make your own journal. Participants will create a link-stitch sewn journal, with paper-covered manila covers. Workshop materials fee is $5. Limited to 10 participants. Sign-up sheet can be found in the Program Nexus.
Collaging with Found Objects: In this hands-on workshop, participants will create one or more collages using magazine pictures and other found objects. No artistic ability required! Cardboard backing, glue, magazines, found objects, and some cutting materials will be provided. Size limit: 10 people. Sign-up is available in Program Nexus. Ages 10 and up. Participants are encouraged to bring their own sharp scissors, Exacto knives, and/or cutting mats.
Crochet & Knitting Basics: Have you always wanted to learn to knit or crochet? Have you tried to learn but couldn't? If you are between 9 and 99 years old, you can learn this weekend! You will learn how to do a basic stitch and begin a head band or scarf that you can take home. Class size is limited to 10 knitters and 10 crocheters. Please sign up in Program Nexus. Kit fee: $8 per participant.
Fairie Wings Making: A class on how to make your own beautiful Faerie wings. Kits will be included for up to 10 people, so participants will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Kits will be $20 for this workshop. However, Arisia patrons are welcome to come in and observe. Children must be supervised by an adult as we use wire and hot glue for this project. Maximum of 10 participants. Please sign up in Program Nexus.
Make a Byzantine Bracelet: A workshop on making a bracelet in the Byzantine style. We provide heavy gauge wire and wire cutters. Some experience working with chainmail or wire jewelry is useful, but not necessary. A sign-up sheet will be located at the Program Nexus. This workshop is limited to 10 people. Materials fee: $5 per participant.
Making Stained Glass: Come learn about doing stained glass and work on a small learning piece. Workshop materials fee is $5. Please use this form to sign up pre-con. There will only be very limited sign up at con in Program Nexus.
Singing for Non-Singers: Anabel Graetz has taught thousands of people to sing. This beginning workshop is limited to 30 students.
Tactile Tour of Art Show: Touching encouraged of select 3-D art in the art show. Participants will be encouraged to explore shapes and textures. Cotton gloves provided. Space is limited (no more than 15 people) and first preference will be to those with visual impairment. Sign up at the Art Show for this.
Writer's Clinic: Have you hit a road block in the writing of your story? Are the characters not acting the way you want them to? Do your action scenes read more like exposition? Do you have questions on dialogue? At this small, informal, information session, authors answer your questions with an eye toward getting your story unstuck. Sign-up will be at the con and limited to 10 people.