Experiences

Experiences

Ephemeral Fatale Rehearsal + Performance Tickets

Join Area Woman, a performance collective based in DC, for a rehearsal & hangout leading up to our new show. Then, experience Ephemeral Fatale with two tickets to one of our performances August 8-18, 2019.

About Ephemeral Fatale
By way of meticulous movement, sonic worldbuilding, and obsessive to-do lists, Area Woman will usher audiences through an interactive performance that will inspire connection and rearrange expectations. The performance will feel like a cabaret-puppet-show-murder-mystery-birthday-party.

Drawing at Botanical Gardens

PLANTS AND ABSTRACTION. Join artist Mary Freedman for an afternoon of artistic expression at the Botanical Gardens. You and three guests are invited for a two and a half hour drawing session in which you will consider line, shape, movement, and figure out how to put these amazing, complex worlds together on paper.

Drinks With Robin Bell

Talk about life and light with Robin Bell.

Robin Bell, founder of Bell Visuals, is an award-winning editor, video journalist, and multimedia artist based in Washington DC. Robin works on a range of creative, political and public interest projects.

Geezer Poetry

You clench your age like a rose between your teeth.

You wear those wrinkles and those scars like badges.

The geezer is 88 years old, going lame in the hip and blind in the eye but still by God full of life and language and outrages.  He’s spending his dotage exploring, chronicling, braving and where possible celebrating the process of growing old and sniffing out stuff with more meaning than the long march to the grave.

At this event he will read from his own poetry and from that of others, Whitman, Yeats, Olds, etc.  Bring something yourself.  Prepare for conversation and laughter.

One Night Stay @ The LINE DC Hotel

Redeem this gift certificate for a one night stay at the LINE DC in Adams Morgan. The reservation must be established prior to arrival, and is subject to availability. This gift certificate cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotions, and does not include alcohol. Reservations may be booked by emailing requested dates. Please provide original gift certificate at check in.

Custom Text-Based Tattoo Template

I will draw a customized artist’s template for a text-based tattoo—150 characters or less—for the winning bidder to take to a tattoo parlor of their choice. We’ll meet at my studio to discuss ideas and select a typeface. Or, if the winning bidder prefers, they can provide a handwriting sample for their tattoo to be drawn in. In the past, I have designed tattoos for friends based on samples of a family member’s handwriting, original correspondence, or a favorite quote.

I will give the winner three different options to choose from and then hand draw the final design. The final drawing is theirs to keep.

Cyanotype Workshop

This workshop is an investigation into the cyanotype process and will demonstrate the techniques used for making these aptly named blue-toned prints.

Using a special emulsion, you’ll be able to print negatives using your own photos, which will be printed onto transparent acetate. In addition, we will experiment with placing objects directly onto the light sensitive paper to create photo silhouettes.

Instruction to Welding

Participants will learn the basics of MIG welding and Steel cutting, including safety and best practices from an American Welding Society certified D1.1 3G structural steel welder, Eric Celarier. Participants will create a small sculpture project that is theirs to keep at the end at the end of the day.

Empowering Boudoir Photography Session

Every woman is a goddess – beautiful, sensual, and alluring in her own way. Through our “Intimate Beauty Boudoir” sessions, you’ll feel like a movie star as we coach you through the process, ensuring that you look your very best. You’ll feel free to leave your inhibitions behind, expressing your true self with any piece of clothing (or lack thereof). Regardless of body shape or size, empowering women to feel comfortable and beautiful in their own skin is what we’re all about, and whether you’re interested in an “Intimate Beauty” session as a gift for your loved one or as a confidence-booster for yourself, this fun-filled session will be a lifetime event you won’t forget. You’ll enjoy:

– An in-person planning & design meeting to brainstorm about creative ideas, settings, attire & more;

– An in-studio, custom boudoir photography session

– An in-person “photo reveal,” at which you’ll use your certificate towards your order of art prints and custom-designed art products.

“I want to thank you for being so patient, understanding and helpful with me given my limitations, and something I am very self-conscious about, but I truly felt so beautiful, and maybe a little like this was more for me than for him. You made me feel so comfortable and you’re so easy going that it just made the whole thing a great experience.” — Nicolle