Creative Maker Workshops at BRANDed PC // Engaging Guests Through Creative Experiences
BRANDed PC, a pop-up shop created by Park City Summit County Arts Council to spotlight local creative brands, will take over the Rockwell Room at 268 Main Street Dec. 18-22. The pop-up is a one-stop-shop to interact with local products and the stories of the makers who have boldly moved their vision forward.
The pop-up shop experience is designed as a gallery meets editorial spotlight meets matchmaker between the community and local creatives. It will feature over 40 brands who either started their brand or are currently based in Summit County, Utah. An eclectic mix of products will be represented including household goods, artisan food items, accessories, toys, clothing, outdoor gear, books, cards, and more.
New this year at BRANDed PC are the daily activities from 3-8 p.m. running Dec. 19-22. They will include special maker workshops and panels from 3-6 p.m., as well as an Aprés Hour from 6-8 p.m. with live music, local artisanal food, and a cash bar by OP Rockwell. It’s a festive opportunity for the community to learn from local visionaries as well as join makers in creating items themselves.
The Creative Maker Workshops are an exciting addition to BRANDed PC. “We wanted to elevate BRANDed PC this year, and we thought that unique experiences and activations would be a great way to engage both the community, visitors, and makers -- bringing BRANDed PC to the next level” explains Jocelyn Scudder, Managing Director of the Park City Summit County Arts Council.
The program lineup highlights one BRANDed PC participant each day from 3-5pm, and offers an array of creative activities. There’s something for everyone to enjoy.
First on the schedule is the Holiday Watercolor Card Workshop with local artist Bridgette Meinhold on Wednesday, Dec. 19 from 3-5pm. The two hour experience is great for kids and adults. Participants will have the chance to explore the wondrous world of watercolor to make unique holiday cards which will make for great holiday gifts. It’s $28 per person for the watercolor workshop experience.
On Thursday, Dec. 20 from 3-5pm, Ron Butkovich, a member of the Park City Professional Artist Association will be leading a family-oriented workshop where participants will have the opportunity to learn from local artists in creating fun ornaments from pipe cleaners and other colorful materials. This is a free workshop geared towards younger kids and their families.
Friday’s workshop features Local Screen Printing and T-shirt company Motherlode, who has teamed up for this behind the scenes look into the process of apparel screen printing. Owner Jesse Santaularia will teach guests how to print your own T-Shirt with a limited edition BRANDed PC design. This workshop is also $28.
Finally, on Saturday, Dec. 22 Tandem Chocolates owner Phyllis Robinson will be leading two workshops — one for kids and one for adults — where participants will have the opportunity to get involved in the process of handmaking chocolate treats. The kids workshop from 3-4pm is free, and will give kids the chance to make their very own chocolate holiday trees. Adults will be making handmade candy bars from 4-5pm, and it’s $28 to participate.
The PCSC Arts Council is thrilled to have the opportunity to provide engaging and creative experiences for the community to enjoy during BRANDed PC. Please note that space is limited in the workshops, and registration is required. Get first dibs on these workshops by registering here.
For more information about workshops along with additional activations during BRANDed PC, visit www.brandedpc.org.