Top 5 Ways to be Crafty This Week: April 4-10

Tap into your inner Martha Stewart for these crafty creation events—quilting, pottery, origami, stamping, painting, and more!

1. April 5: Bob Ross Painting Lessons
Learn the famous Bob Ross landscape painting method (of PBS fame) and you’ll be painting frame-worthy masterpieces in no time. A mountain range landscape painting is just what your living room walls needed. All skill levels are welcome, ages 16 and up. Tues 6-9 pm. Registration: $45-$50. Beech Acres Park RecPlex, 6915 Beechmont Ave., Anderson Twp., (513) 388-4513,

2. April 7-10: Quilt Festival
No more waiting on pins and needles: The International Quilt Festival is coming to Cincinnati! The festival showcases more than 700 quilts and boasts 60-plus classes, lectures, and special events. Peruse more than 500 booths for quilts, fabrics, and sewing supplies. Admission: $10 adults, $8 students/seniors, free children 10 and under. Thurs 5-9 pm, Fri & Sat 10 am-7 pm, Sun 10 am-3 pm. Duke Energy Convention Center, 525 Elm St., downtown,

3. April 8: Open Wheel-Throwing Session
Roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty. This monthly pottery event guarantees you’ll make at least one pot on the wheel before the night’s end. Group and personal instruction are available for the clay-inept. Fri 6:30-8:30 pm. Registration: free for members, $30 for guests. Funke Fired Arts, 3130 Wasson Rd., Hyde Park, (513) 871-CLAY,

4. April 9: Stamping Combo Camp
How stamps have matured in recent years! Learn to stamp like a pro while making three seasonal greeting cards, plus a gift item and a scrapbooking layout/project using the latest stamps, tools, and techniques. All supplies are provided, and all experience levels are welcome, ages 12 and up. Presented by First Class Stamping by Mary Ann Mayers. Admission: $25-$35. Sat 9 am-noon. Kings Junior High School, 5620 Columbia Rd., Kings Mills, (513) 701-6958,

5. April 10: Origami at the Taft
During the ArtsWave Sampler Weekend series of free tours and musical performances, hop into the Taft studio to make an origami bunny. Just beware of paper cuts! Sun noon-2 pm. Admission: free. Taft Museum of Art, 316 Pike St., downtown, (513) 241-0343,


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