Get Creative at Create Space Langley
Who We Are
We believe that everyone is creative!
Create Space is a volunteer-run space designed to bring people of all ages together for low- or no-cost opportunities to unleash our creativity. We hold open studios, classes, and events that build connection and community.
IT'S LOW COST
Unless otherwise specified, activities are offered on a free-will donation basis.
Our suggested donation is $2 for afternoon sessions and $5 for evening sessions. Donations are appreciated but not required.
WHERE TO FIND US
We are located in the Spencer Building at the South Whidbey Community Center (formerly the Langley Middle School), 723 Camano Ave., Langley, Washington
We are directly behind the Island Dance School Building. Look for signs in the parking lots around the community center.
Join us at any of these regular weekly activities. For special events see below.
Teen Art Club
Mondays 3 - 5 pm
Are you a person aged 12—19 interested in making art? Are you a creative teen looking for community? A beginning or developing artist hoping to expand your skills? A middle or high school student looking for an occasional or weekly opportunity to flex your creative muscles?
Create Space welcomes you!
Teen Art Club is hosted by Marnie Jackson, a photographer, writer, and graphic designer. Marnie is a former teacher (Mount Baker Academy, Mount Baker School District) and a mother of three. She’s hosting Teen Art Club to support creativity and connection for her daughters and other teens in our community
Paper Mache Art
Join Gretchen Lawlor for an exciting adventure into the world of traditional Mexican paper mache. You will make amazing beasts and mythological animals that express your feelings and desires. No experience is required.
Gretchen is an inspiring artist, teacher, mythologist and astrologer who makes art making easy, fun, and magical.
To learn more call her at 206-698-3741.
Open Arts and Crafts Studio
People of all ages are invited to come in and make art with the help of our art mentors. Work on your own or participate in one these special projects:
artist trading cards
drawing and painting
Sewing and Handcrafts
Thursdays 2 - 5
People of all ages are welcome to come in to sew, knit, or crochet, bring in your mending, get help with a project of your own, or just do your thing in the company of others. We have lots of material and sewing machines. We also have yarn and knitting needles for small projects.
Current special projects:
knitting scarves or pot holders.
If you know how to sew, you are welcome to use our machines. If you want to learn to sew or learn to use your own machine call Jackie Amatucci for a lesson: 360-969-5463
Blankets for Kids Project
Fridays 9 - 12
Do you want to help young people who are facing challenges while using your sewing and knitting skills? We’ve started a community of makers who are creating blankets for children in need. We are currently making blankets for kids detained at our Southern border and for several different organizations on Whidbey Island. Experience is not necessary because we are willing to teach you to knit, sew, crochet, and quilt. If you can’t or don’t want to make blankets but still want to help, we need donations for shipping costs and delivery people who can take the blankets to CADA and CASA. For more information contact Luanne Seymour (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Darcy Sinclair (email@example.com).
Ways to Get Involved
You Can Make a Difference
Create Space Langley is dedicated to building community through unleashing our creativity. Learn more about how you can get involved and take advantage of the opportunity to have fun doing good.
Teach a Class or Volunteer
Do you want to be part of a creative team making a beautiful offering for our community? There are lots of ways to help make this space thrive.
Contact: Jackie Amatucci at firstname.lastname@example.org
Rent Create Space
The space is perfect for small arts groups, pot luck dinners for up to 60 people, house concerts, workshops, classes, and rehearsals. It's 800 square feet with an outside entrance and lots of parking, located right in Langley. There are 7 sinks, lots of tables, chairs, and counters, and a small kitchenette.
Contact: Peggy Taylor at email@example.com
Donate Good Quality Art Supplies
Do you have unused art supplies, fabric, yarn or anything else we might put to creative use? We need donations of good quality materials and supplies.
Contact Jackie Amatucci at firstname.lastname@example.org
“Creative expression is most often accompanied by a feeling of shimmering joy.”