classes & events

events

Saturday, 4/8/17

Glass on Glass Mosaic Demonstration w/ Artist Chris Miller

Join Chris Miller, a local Longfellow artist, for a glass-on-glass mosaic demonstration! You will learn how to go from a plain sheet of glass to a unique mosaic design.

Chris will provide a step-by-step how-to on the following techniques:
-Glass cutting
-Glass placement
-Glass gluing

Creating glass mosaic pieces since 2002, Chris has been hanging windows at Junket since the first year it was in operation. He likes to think of his designs as jewelry for the home.

For examples, visit his website: shatterandglue.tumblr.com

Drop in to the shop anytime between 12:30-3:30PM on Saturday, April 8 for FREE to see art in the making!

Sunday, 4/16/17

Easter Egg Hunt at Junket!

Join us Sunday, 4/16, 11a-7p, for an Easter egg hunt!

Find a plastic egg and score whatever prize you find inside– anything from free product to a storewide discount (find Mr. T for a free tee, to boot). One egg per person (but you’re free to find a few and pick your favorite– just as long as you stealthily re-hide the ones you choose not to claim).

Bring egg and its message to the counter to claim your prize

Saturday, 4/22/17

Junket’s Third Annual Scavenger Hunt

Each year, we’ve done something a little different with these hunts — and this year’s no exception.

We are *extra* excited to host this one — because while our past hunts have taken place throughout the neighborhood, this year’s hunt will happen at Junket proper (which means we get to see you guys in action!). 🙂

First, this is an all ages adventure, with a few different age levels…

Pre-K version: FREE, no time limits, honor system scoring, everybody gets a prize from the free toy bin.

K-6 version: FREE, no time limits, honor system scoring, everybody gets a prize from the free toy bin.

Grown up (and grown up enough) version: FREE to enter, one hour to compete, you tally a competitor’s score (total time commitment roughly 90 minutes), winners announced the following week. You’ll need a phone w/ a camera & a timer function. If you’re shy, you may wish to bring reinforcements so you don’t have to interact with a stranger. Or, maybe just step outside your comfort zone, come, and have fun! 😉

There will be prizes for the grown-up competition:
1st place: $50 Junket Gift Certificate
2nd place: $25 Junket Gift Certificate
3rd place: $10 Junket Gift Certificate

You may start your competition anytime between 1-4pm.

Sunday evenings, 5:30-7PM weekly

People-Powered Letter Writing Sessions

 It’s always more fun to do important work with good people (and it’s also helpful to connect with like-minded souls), so let’s go old-school and write some letters together in the spirit of encouraging our elected officials to stand on the side of democracy, decency, and human rights for all.

Come on your own, or bring a pal. Kiddos old enough to engage in independent letter writing are enthusiastically welcome! Good option for the more introverted among us.

We’ll spend the first 20 minutes showing up and getting the proverbial wiggles out: saying hellos, grabbing a cuppa tea or coffee, staking out a comfy chair or corner, selecting pens, post- and notecards, envelopes (we’ve got enough of all of this stuff, but you’re welcome to bring your own, as well), and sharing resources. Know who you want to write and what you want to say? Mapping it out beforehand will help. Not sure where to start? A bit of pre-work is helpful, but you’ll also find helpful friends as we gather.

At 5:50 pm, we’ll start writing, with the goal of getting as many messages written by hand as we can in one hour (hand stretches, humor, and beverage replenishment encouraged!).

At 6:50, we’ll take 10 minutes to tally letters, apply stamps (wanna be a hero? bring extra postage!), and wrap up.

This will be a weekly event until further notice. Let’s do this thing!


classes

Thanks for checking in on our class offerings! You can find upcoming classes below.

You can check out any paid courses at mkt.com/shopjunket.  These classes require advance registration; ticket sales will close 24 hours before the start of each class.

We also offer free drop-in sessions with our Artist-In-Residence, Meg Erke, a couple of times each month.  We typically post the details of these classes here, a few weeks in advance. If you’re curious about what’s going on this week or next week or next month (you get the picture), a high level overview of all Junket goings-on can be found on our Events Calendar.

We have a slightly more stringent refund policy for paid class registrations than we do for the stuff we sell at the shop due to the time-constrained impossibility of reselling your unwanted ticket after a class has happened. So- here’s the skinny:

  • Ticket sales will be refunded until two weeks prior to class start.
  • Equivalent credit toward a future class will be issued for cancellations 1-13 days prior to class.
  • No day-of or after-the-fact refunds or credits will be issued for missed classes.
  • You are welcome to sell or share your unneeded ticket at any time.

Thanks for helping us make sure these classes are time well spent for all involved!

Thursday, 4/6/17

Found Poetry with Meg Erke (FREE drop-in session, no ticket necessary)
April is Poetry Month!

Join Junket’s Artist-In-Residence, Meg Erke – Artist and Educator for this creative session – we’ll find hidden poetry in pages from salvaged books. Drop in at the shop anytime between 6-7PM on Thursday, April 6 to get creative and social with this fun and easy reuse-oriented art project!

Friday, 4/7/17

Creative Journaling w/ Molly Anthony (Tickets: $10)
When the going gets tough, art has a way of helping us reconnect our outside activities with our inner lives. Art is also a powerful metaphor for intentional living — in that if you don’t like what you see, you have the power to change it by taking a new approach. Of course, change isn’t always easy – and it often helps to have ongoing community support as we decide to edit and improve upon both life and art…

Within this spirit, we’re thrilled to announce the launch of a new experimental creative/community/reuse series focused on Creative Journaling. In this series, participants will each start with a book (something with some history and character to it – we’ll have an assortment on hand), and then focus on the creative process of layering materials onto existing pages, deciding what to keep and what becomes background, experimenting with different techniques and ways of playing with the things we have at our disposal – and we’ll do it together.

We’re thrilled to introduce Molly Anthony (find her on Instagram: @mkranthony) as we kick off this series! Molly has been creating visual journals for nearly a dozen years, and she brings not only her personal experience, but also things she’s learned through active participation in an online community of artists with a shared affinity for this particular craft. Molly’s technique is one where literally nothing is wasted (making her a perfect fit with Junket’s intention of not throwing away good stuff).

Molly’s role in this weekly series will be a once-monthly session where she’ll share the first steps of her process, offer guidance on staying organized (functionally and thematically) so you can literally get creative on the bus or between coffee shop appointments, and then share an experimental technique or two as all of us begin (or continue) working on our own journals. We’ll fill in the weeks between her sessions with peer-convened gatherings (where we can continue to connect with each other and have access to Junket’s stash of creative supplies as we work on our projects). If you can’t make Molly’s first session, never fear! The support of our creative community will be a continuing weekly thread, and we’ll help you get started.

What: Creative journaling class for up to 8 people
When: Friday, April 7, 5:30-7PM
Where: Junket: Tossed & Found
Cost: $10

Thursday, 4/13/17

Creative Framing at Junket! (Tickets: $10)

When we sent out our ‘what would you like to do at Junket’ survey earlier this year, we heard one thing loud and clear: you guys want to make stuff. And, it might be nice to make stuff here, with access to a shop full of materials from which to select.

Based on this feedback, we’d like to test a new event concept with you guys, where we provide the basics and a small store credit, and you get to use those (and our basic supplies) to creatively make or embellish a specific something.

‘What specific something,’ you ask? Great question. We’re going to kick off with an avant-garde framing project: for $10, we’ll supply you with a piece of glass and matching backerboard (your choice of 5×7″ or 8×10″) and a bevy of creative supplies, $5 in store credit, and the pleasure of each others’ company.

You’ll bring something you’d like to frame: a picture, memento, inspirational quotation, or some combination of bits and pieces, and will have time, tools, materials, and a store credit for any extra-special bits and pieces. You’ll leave with your project well underway or completed. Any unused store credit will be yours to keep for future use.

This event will be socially hosted by Katie Feterl, a Longfellow resident and FOJ (friend of Junket). Katie is excited to have found a place like Junket to feed her enthusiasm for purposeful reuse and the healthy “hoarding” of scraps from the things she loves: travel, geography, music, hiking, sustainable ag, and exploring the Twin Cities.

If you’d like to serve as social host for a future event (in trade for the evening’s project materials at no charge), raise a hand (send us a FB message or email to info@shopjunket.com)! We’ve got a laundry list of ideas we’d like to try (and we’d love to hear yours, too)…

 

PS- Because this event involves handling glass with potentially sharp edges, we’ve set the participation age at 18+ unless accompanied by an adult. Thanks!

What: Creative framing class for up to 10 people
When: Thursday, April 13, 5:30-7PM
Where: Junket: Tossed & Found
Cost: $10

Friday, 4/14/17

Creative Journaling – weekly sesh (Tickets: $5)
On the first Friday of each month, local artist Molly Anthony joins us at the shop to facilitate a creative journaling session and get newbies started. On the in-between Fridays, we’ll put out the creative goods for participants and newbies alike to continue adding complexity and content to their creative journals in a social, connected space. This event is one of those in-between Fridays.

These weekly in-between sessions are $5 each, and will provide access to a broad variety of ethically-sourced (entirely secondhand) creative supplies & materials, as well as the option to purchase and incorporate other items from the shop’s regular inventory.

If you’re joining us for the first time on an evening when Molly is not present, we’ll gladly get you started in her absence (note: $5 add’l material charge will be added to set you up with the basics).

Curious about this creative journaling technique? Check out Molly’s work on Instagram (@mkranthony) and get ready to have fun!

What: Weekly creative journaling session
When: Friday, April 14, 5:30-7PM
Where: Junket: Tossed & Found
Cost: $5

Thursday, 4/20/17

Found Poetry with Meg Erke (FREE drop-in session, no ticket necessary)
Join Junket’s Artist-In-Residence, Meg Erke – Artist and Educator, for this creative session. We’ll make envelope-style books with cereal box bindings using reused materials! Drop in at the shop anytime between 6-7PM on Thursday, April 20 to get creative and social with this fun and easy reuse-oriented DIY project!

Friday, 4/21/17

Creative Journaling – weekly sesh (Tickets: $5)
On the first Friday of each month, local artist Molly Anthony joins us at the shop to facilitate a creative journaling session and get newbies started. On the in-between Fridays, we’ll put out the creative goods for participants and newbies alike to continue adding complexity and content to their creative journals in a social, connected space. This event is one of those in-between Fridays.

These weekly in-between sessions are $5 each, and will provide access to a broad variety of ethically-sourced (entirely secondhand) creative supplies & materials, as well as the option to purchase and incorporate other items from the shop’s regular inventory.

If you’re joining us for the first time on an evening when Molly is not present, we’ll gladly get you started in her absence (note: $5 add’l material charge will be added to set you up with the basics).

Curious about this creative journaling technique? Check out Molly’s work on Instagram (@mkranthony) and get ready to have fun!

What: Weekly creative journaling session
When: Friday, April 21, 5:30-7PM
Where: Junket: Tossed & Found
Cost: $5

Friday, 4/28/17

Creative Journaling – weekly sesh (Tickets: $5)
On the first Friday of each month, local artist Molly Anthony joins us at the shop to facilitate a creative journaling session and get newbies started. On the in-between Fridays, we’ll put out the creative goods for participants and newbies alike to continue adding complexity and content to their creative journals in a social, connected space. This event is one of those in-between Fridays.

These weekly in-between sessions are $5 each, and will provide access to a broad variety of ethically-sourced (entirely secondhand) creative supplies & materials, as well as the option to purchase and incorporate other items from the shop’s regular inventory.

If you’re joining us for the first time on an evening when Molly is not present, we’ll gladly get you started in her absence (note: $5 add’l material charge will be added to set you up with the basics).

Curious about this creative journaling technique? Check out Molly’s work on Instagram (@mkranthony) and get ready to have fun!

What: Weekly creative journaling session
When: Friday, April 28, 5:30-7PM
Where: Junket: Tossed & Found
Cost: $5


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