Saturday, October 8, 2016

New in the Guild! Crayon Necklaces by Art Parade

The Dedham Square Artist Guild now has these wonderful necklaces by Jill Barry
Proceeds of their sale will bring yoga classes and workshops to children with autism, 
and their caretakers.

About Us

Luke is 11 yrs old and in the 6th grade. He is sweet, loving, happy, and incredibly bright. He also has autism. He loves music, animals, yoga and....drumroll.....parades. :) He also loves to draw, and he brings his crayons and paper with him everywhere he goes.

I am a self taught artist who specializes in mosaics, dog portraits drawn with colored pencils, and jewelry. Luke and I spend a lot of time drawing together and I am truly thankful to share a common interest that allows me to spend such quality time with him. While his style is quick and free flowing, I am slow and deliberate. We are two peas is a pod, yet exact opposites. I admire his creativity and freedom, and I learn something new from him every single day.

I have been a member of the Dedham Square Artist Guild for 5 years. I am also a 200 hr registered yoga teacher and received my certification with Erica Nunnally of the Bija Institute in Cumberland, RI. I hold additional certifications in two levels of Reiki, yoga for children ages 3 through teen, Prenatal, Yin, and yoga for children with autism and special needs. I am also the owner of which creates mala beads and meditation accessories.

Knowing that Luke and I both benefit from a regular yoga practice, I combined our love of art, with our love for yoga. Working together, Luke and I make these necklaces and dedicate the proceeds to the growth, development, and support of our goal---bringing yoga classes and workshops to children with autism, and their caretakers.

Crayon necklaces

Carry a little piece of Luke with you! We had so much fun with these. Luke and I selected some of his well loved crayons and set them in sterling silver to form a wearable piece of art. Each one is unique and colorful.

The chain measure 18" in length and is also sterling silver.

Be colorful ~ Be Happy ~ Be Bright

Round pendant $35.00 Oval pendant $48.00

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Celebrate Rali Dollies and our 5th anniversary this Saturday

This Saturday Rali Weaver will be showing a new collection of Dolls titled "Real Witches Do Not Have To Wear Costumes" at the Dedham Square Artist Guild as we celebrate our 5th Anniversary! If you have a doll she has made bring it by the guild from 6-8 pm Saturday so I can post a picture of you and your Rali Dolly on her Rali Dolly Facebook page.

Rali is October artist of the Month at the Dedham Guild

About Rali

Rali Weaver is the minister of the First Church and Parish in Dedham, a Unitarian Universalist congregation. She moved to Dedham in 2007. Prior to entering the ministry Rali attended the University of Maine at Farmington and was a teacher of children with severe learning and behavioral issues for nearly fifteen years before entering the ministry. It was in this capacity (sometime around 1992) that after being gifted with a rag doll by a friend, she honed her own craft of making dolls out of old sweaters and socks in a similar but altogether different manner. She first crafted these dolls as way to give inexpensive handmade gifts to her nine nieces and nephews and later as a craft activity for her students. Rali graduated with a Master’s of Divinity from Bangor Theological Seminary in 2003 and completed her Ministry Internship at the First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco. It was in San Francisco in support of the church Greening Project that she began selling her dolls for the first time. The dolls are made completely from wholly sweaters and socks and stockings and old buttons and yarn. She can always find a use for the sweaters and socks that you can’t give to goodwill or savers. Each doll is made with love and is an original design, named and numbered differently every year.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Join us for our 5th year anniversary!


The Dedham Square Artist Guild Turns 5

What better way to celebrate our 

Join us for our Five Year Anniversary CELEBRATION!
Saturday, October 1st from 6pm to 8pm

Music by Band Gig, School of Music & Performance
Enjoy food, raffle, demos, drinks, laughter and art!

Founded in October 2011, we are Dedham's first artist cooperative, owned and operated by its members. We provide members of the cooperative a home for their work and opportunity to connect with the community, while striving to enrich the cultural life of all residents, through classes, workshops, art openings and more. The collection of work at the Guild encompasses a diverse style of art, including painting, photography, pottery, jewelry, monotype,  glass, textile and much more.