Fort Lauderdale has a warehouse district which is known at FAT Village - Flagler Arts and Technology Village. It's an area along the railroad tracks downtown, and it's part of the regeneration of the city, and the growing tech and art scene here. Once a month there is an art walk event, when most of the businesses and studios in the area open up their doors for an evening to show the general public their projects.
Him Indoors has been involved in Fat Village more or less since we arrived in South Florida - first by becoming a member of the co-working space General Provision, then by teaching for the code school Wyncode. We like going down to art walk most months to see the installations and visit with friends.
In February, we especially wanted to check out the newly expanded space for IS Projects, a communal printmaking and book arts studio run by our friend Ingrid Schindall. Ingrid has a wonderful way of making sure that everyone feels welcome and wants to participate in whatever interesting projects she has going on. I have done a few workshops at IS, including lino block printing and fabric printing. I highly recommend them! In fact, I'm quite excited about a class in May which I've just signed up for, which involves making prints using vinyl records!
For the February art walk, Ingrid had invited Jillian Bruschera aka The Mobile Mill, to exhibit and run an open paper making workshop. H.I. had some fun getting his hands dirty and we brought home some beautiful handmade paper.