Column: Creative Space – Back-to-School Crafts

August 14, 2014 14:00 pm · 1 comment

imogi fabric patches

It’s that time of year again – make going back to school more fun with a family craft project! A few of my crafty friends and I have put together tutorials to make it easy for the whole family to enjoy getting together and getting creative before the summer’s over. Click on the images for details!

Imogi Fabric Patches

Pencil Frame Notebook

yellow notebook

Backpack Charms

backpack charms

Collaged Spiral Notebook

collaged notebook cover Lisa Fulmer

Ombre Dyed Tee Shirt

Photo credits:
1. Imogi patches – Mark Montano
2. Pencil notebook – Madeline Arendt
3. Backpack charms – Michelle Frae Cummings
4. Spiral notebook – Lisa Fulmer
5. Tee shirt – Kathy Cano-Murillo


TONIGHT – Music & Market
6:30 – 8:00pm
Mike Amaral’s California Beach Boys Tribute Band
Todos Santos Plaza, Concord

August 16
9:30am – 2:30pm
Art Show & Boutique
Concord Senior Center

August 16
Public Art Walking Tour
Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek

August 16 and 23
Walnut Creek Jazz Concert Series
Lesher Center, Walnut Creek

August 17
10:00am – 5:00pm
Art in the Park
Plaza Ignacio, Martinez

August 17
9:00am – 4:00pm
Antique Faire
Todos Santos Plaza, Concord

Now through August 22
Children’s art classes
MJ Studios, Pleasant Hill

August 23
11:00am – 6:00pm
Festival of Latin Culture
Todos Santos Plaza, Concord

August 28
California Symphony – Pops in the Plaza
Todos Santos Plaza, Concord

Now through August 30
Bay Area Artists – Summer Show
Jennifer Perlmutter Gallery, Lafayette

Now through August 31
Unique Art, Unique Homes exhibit
Lafayette Art Gallery

Now through August 31
Contra Costa Landscapes
Asante Network – Art & Craft from East Africa
Art Cottage, Concord

Now through September 6
Association of Clay & Glass Artists
Lafayette Art Gallery

September 12-13
Black Diamond Follies
California Theater, Pittsburg

September 13
Heart of Modernism – Artist Reception
Jennifer Perlmutter Gallery, Lafayette

Now through September 26
Featured artists: Michele Eakin, Jennifer Frost and more
Umpqua Bank, Antioch

Visit the Arts & Culture Commission’s new events calendar for more!

Creative Space is a weekly column written by Lisa Fulmer that features local art events and performances, information about creative movers and makers, and fun how-to craft projects for you and your family. Creative Space will be on every Thursday at 2pm.

As an avid creative junkie living in Concord, Lisa wants to make it easier for our readers to find ways to embrace creativity and celebrate the local people who are making it happen. In addition to her work as a marketing consultant and a project designer for the craft industry, Lisa also offers a craft party planning service for birthdays, family reunions and other special events.


1 Silva August 15, 2014 at 12:41 PM

This is all SUCH great stuff!!

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