Saturday, December 20, 2014

Lego Workshop

This morning the Boatworks hosted a new art class for the first time- building with Lego.

Instructor Maureen Ennis brought an interesting assortment of Lego pieces, and building experience, to this initial workshop of what is expected to be an ongoing series.

Instructions were provided to show how to build some holiday themed items- tree ornaments, poinsettias, even a mini-Santa Claus.  Sculptures were made from a mix of standard pieces and some specialty pieces that are available if you look in the right places.

After the participants were done making the holiday themed items, they had the option of exploring their master builder side and making unique creations of their own.

Based on the success of this class and the enthusiasm of the participants, it is expected to run again in early 2015.  Check the main website for details next month.  The plan is to be building some cheeseburgers, among other things.

additional story and photos courtesy of Rebecca Szabo

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Something New at the Boatworks

Back in May, the Belmar Arts Council announced plans to replace our front door with an electric one.  A door that opens automatically gets us closer to being fully accessible, plus it will make it easier for everyone moving big bulky items in and out, as we artists often need to do.  A fundraising campaign was started.

Today the process took a big step forward.  Workmen arrived in the early afternoon on this very chilly day and removed our legendary purple door.  Then I had to go take care of some other stuff, and when I came back it was dark, but we had a beautiful new glass door.

The transition isn't over quite yet.  It turns out that the people who make the technology for opening the door are not the same people who install doors, and we won't be seeing them here until sometime in 2015. So the next time you come to the Boatworks you will likely still need to reach for the handle.  But now we are halfway there.