Last night, the Anthropologie location at Chelsea Market held a workshop entitled "Skewer A Sculpture" where the store's display designers taught customers how to make a small-scale version of one of their current decorative items. This class was one of a series happening this week to celebrate the shop's one-year anniversary.
These pink creations are made with dyed toothpicks poked into styrofoam balls in a regular fashion. The recommended technique is to create a row of toothpicks going across the equator of the ball, then another row perpendicular to that. Once divided up into quadrants, fill the ball densely with toothpicks, being careful not to insert any at odd angles.
The project is loosely inspired by the petals of a dandelion, and the large pieces on display at the store use skewers to recreate these shapes. They can be used as tabletop decor or transformed into fashion accessories as pictured.
To attend a workshop, check out the schedule below for the Chelsea Market Anthropologie store at 75 9th Avenue in New York.
Friday, May 6
"A Summer Inspired" Talk with Anthro Home Design Team
4 – 5 p.m.
Musical Performance by violinist Asmira Woodward-Page
5 – 7 p.m.
Saturday, May 7
"Outside the Lines" Kid's Painting & Drawing Classes with Trey Speegle*
10 – 11 a.m. & 11 a.m. – Noon
"Making Jewelry" Workshop with Fanny Bostrom
10 a.m. – Noon
*Events require RSVP—please email firstname.lastname@example.org.