Learn how to make handmade custom jewelry boxes at Fort Bend County Libraries’ Missouri City Branch Library on Saturday, December 7, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm, in the Meeting Room of the library, located at 1530 Texas Parkway.
In this hands-on craft program, alchemist artist Jim Paras will demonstrate how to make jewelry boxes using tin foil decorated with simple metal foil and leaf techniques. Get tips on how to take inexpensive materials commonly found around the home to create items that are functional as well as beautiful.
Paras describes “alchemical art” as using “found” materials from shorelines, thrift shops, garage sales and dumpsters, and letting the materials determine the subject and style of a piece of art. He has created sculptures, assemblages, and other expressions of his “altered art” out of discarded materials such as old CDs.
The program is free and open to the public. For more information, call the branch library at 281-238-2100 or the library’s Public Information Office at 281-341-2677.