Laumeier hosts Makers Nights on the third Wednesday of each month, featuring a different local artist or arts organization for an evening of art-making for teens and adults.

In anticipation of our upcoming event Laumeier After Dark: Fire & Light, this month’s Makers Night will be held on Wednesday, January 30.


Wednesday, January 30, 2019
between 5:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

6”x6” / $20
8”x8” / $25

As part of Laumeier After Dark: Fire & Light event, Laumeier will host a public iron pour, in partnership with Six Mile Sculpture Works. Participants of the scratch block workshop will design their own mold to create a unique cast iron sculptural tile, cast during the event! Use simple drawing and carving tools to make a cavity for the molten metal to fill. You can choose between a 6”x6” or 8”x8” block for your one of a kind work of art—which also make great trivets or garden stones.


Indigo and Shibori

742 / Ages 16 and up
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
6:00 p.m.—8:30 p.m. / $25

The Craft Alliance partners with Laumeier to present a natural dyeing fibers workshop taught by artist and educator, Cathy McBride. In this workshop, you will learn a Japanese technique called Shibori, a process of embellishing textiles. Learn how to manipulate and create pattern by using indigo dyes on beautiful, muslin fabric. Create an amazing table runner, a set of cloth napkins, a wall hanging, or a wearable shawl! Class includes muslin fabric and natural dyes.

Cathy J. McBride

Painter, photographer and textiles artist graduated from Missouri State University where she earned her BS in art education and began her studies in fiber arts. Continuing her studies in the field while teaching classes and camps at Craft Alliance, she has had the opportunity to work along side Shibori Master and Fiber Art Historian, Yoshiko Wada, on a textiles journey throughout Japan.