Art Demos

There is one demo hosted at The Cadillac Room starting at Noon. 

Noon TO 4PM 

Valintine's Day Card Making Demonstration by Joy Baldwin

REACH Studio Art Center will provide a variety of materials to support artful card making (collage materials, sharpies, watercolor).

All of the other demos are hosted at The REO Marketplace Noon to 8pm. Most of the demos will be looking for audience participation. 

Noon to 1pm

Making Slime Demo hosted by Rebecca-Lynn Douglas

Find out what the slime craze is all about! Easy to make, fun to play with, homemade glitter slime. Make your own and take it home, while supplies last!

1pm to 2pm

Cartooning Demo with Daniel J. Hogan

Learn the basics of cartooning from a local cartoonist! Daniel will show artists of all ages how to make simple, funny drawings. Create creatures from basic shapes, see how to add expressions, and more in this live art demo.

2pm to 3pm

interactive pour painting demonstration with Shawn Dyer

Pour painting is super fun and easy! Using a variety of paints, materials, and techniques we create one of a kind colorful abstract paintings. We invite you to participate in our demo, and create a painting of your own! Materials and instructions will be provided by Art Is Fluid. This is an exciting activity for both young and old! This demo will be limited to 20 participants.

3pm to 4pm

building A liquor cabinet Out of Bourbon Barrel by Jason Yirsa

Watch Jason build a liquor cabinet out of a bourbon barrel. Most of the cutting will be off-site but during the demo he will create a large serving table which includes using a jigsaw to trim the edge of a slab of wood and screw in barrel staves along the edges. After that there will be slight sanding with belt sander  Then a blow torch is used to add detail to the grain of the wood.

4pm to 5pm


Explore a variety of Mixed Media and Collage techniques with local artist Steph Joy Hogan. Participants will create their own Valentine Postcards using multiple arts supplies such as special papers, paints, markers, crayons and glues.

5pm to 6pm

JiveOnePreston Exquisite Corpse Demo at BeerFest

Local tattoo artist/Illustrator Paul “MexOne” Vetne and Marcus Cottom of JiveOne5even, along with Lansing Illustrator Dennis Preston, form JiveOnePreston to demonstrate the classic Surrealist game of collaborative art called, “The Exquisite Corpse”

Exquisite corpse, also known as exquisite cadaver (from the original French term cadavre exquis), is a method by which a collection of words or images is collectively assembled. Each collaborator adds to a composition in sequence, either by following a rule or by being allowed to see only the end of what the previous person contributed.

Paul Vetne: www.paulvetne.com
JiveOne5even: www.jiveone5even.com
Dennis Preston: www.facebook.com/groups/106859739347010/

6pm to 7pm

WoodWorking Demo Mickey Fink showing how to make rings

Mickey will be showing the diffrent stages of how to make wood rings.

7pm to 8pm

building Jack table by Jason Yirsa

This demo consists of using jigsaw and cutting the table and screwing in staves along the edge.  Lastley, the blowtorch will be used to highlight the grain of the table.