A Creative DC is proud to partner with the Capitol Riverfront BID to curate a series of ~FREE~ workshops at PARCEL Market, 12/5 and 12/6 at Canal Park! By incorporating handmade, modern styling and showcasing emerging and independent brands, retailers, food producers, chefs, and local musical talents, PARCEL offers an unparalleled experience for every market-goer.

We're incredibly excited about each of the six workshops we're bringing to PARCEL! From Saturday's family-friendly ornament decoration with Anacostia's Project Create DC to Sunday evening's Aromatherapy Workshop with perfumer Susannah Compton of Florescent, it all happens in the (heated!) vendor tent at PARCEL Market. There's something for everyone, and it's ALL FREE.

Read on for 411 about each workshop, and move fast on those Eventbrite links! All workshops are free, and pre-registration is extremely limited.

We're big fans of arts nonprofit Project Create DC: with a mission of providing accessible arts education to promote positive development in children, youth, and families experiencing homelessness and poverty, they offer high-quality arts education – free for students aged 12-24 – taught by professional artists in their Anacostia studio. We're thrilled to have them on board for a family-friendly PARCEL Market workshop: bring your little ones to Saturday's Holiday Storytime and Ornament Decoration!

Project Create DC's Holiday Storytime and Ornament Workshop is Saturday, 12/5, from 1-2PM. Project Create DC instructor Ceci Aikens will read a Holiday story, followed by an ornament decoration activity. This workshop is free: RSVP now on Eventbrite to secure your child's spot. 

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Bree Ryback is founder of Capitol Romance and Capitol Romance Workshops, a DIY series focused on learning local. We've been following along with Bree's non-traditional wedding blog (and wedding-coordination biz) for the last few years, and we're excited to loop her into PARCEL in a very non-wedding manner: the Capitol Romance Workshop series is focused on helping anyone and everyone in the DC area looking to learn how to make something special for their life.

Join Bree on Saturday, 12/5, from 3-4PM for a DIY Holiday Totes WorkshopUsing stencils, paint, and negative space, Bree will walk you through how to make the perfect tote to carry your PARCEL Market purchases in, or to give to a friend as a handmade holiday gift. This workshop is free, and while Eventbrite pre-registration has reached capacity, we have reserved 12 additional seats for PARCEL Market attendees. IRL sign-ups will begin at 12:30PM on 12/5 in the Vendor Tent at PARCEL – first come, first serve, and we hope to see you there!

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Michelle Samson is Taffy Floral: thoughtfully styled flowers for photos shoots, events, and custom work – in the DC area and beyond. We're wildly enamored of her gorgeous, organic, and epically beautiful floral design; her work runs the gamut from centerpieces to art show installations. Not only is she providing floral backdrops for PARCEL Market at large, but she's also closing out day one of the A Creative DC x PARCEL Market workshops lineup with a Taffy Floral Holiday Wreathmaking Workshop!

Taffy Floral's Holiday Wreathmaking Workshop is Saturday, 12/5, from 5-6PM. Michelle will guide attendees through the creation of their own, non-traditional Holiday wreath using fresh foliage and florals – this is can't miss! This workshop is free, and while Eventbrite pre-registration has reached capacity, we have reserved 12 additional seats for PARCEL Market attendees. IRL sign-ups will begin at 12:30PM on 12/5 in the Vendor Tent at PARCEL – first come, first serve, and we hope to see you there!

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We've got much love for Soul & Ink Crew, and are so glad that they're kicking off Sunday's workshop lineup – the live screenprinting duo of Frank + Sherry Meneses (husband/wife team extraordinaire) are community-minded in a way that we're all about, and the family-friendly aspect of their workshops + demos are right up our (and PARCEL's) alley. Currently at work on bringing the first live screenprinting studio ON WHEELS to the DC area, Soul & Ink Crew is joining us at PARCEL for a family-friendly poster workshop.

Soul & Ink Crew's Holiday Poster Screenprinting Workshop is Sunday, 12/6, from 1-2PM. Family-friendly and hands-on, Soul & Ink will lead attendees through printing their own Holiday poster, perfect for gift-giving (or for keeping for yourself :) This workshop is free, and while Eventbrite pre-registration has reached capacity, we have reserved 12 additional seats for PARCEL Market attendees. IRL sign-ups will begin at 12:30PM on 12/6 in the Vendor Tent at PARCEL – first come, first serve, and we hope to see you there!

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Typecase Industries is a full service design and letter press print shop based in North End Shaw – you know them even if you think you don't; they've created amazing work for everyone from Maketto to Shinola, and they're regulars at events like Crafty Bastards, Emporiyum, and – you got it – PARCEL Market. With a studio full of incredible vintage type and a small proof press that often accompanies them to events and pop-ups, the team at Typecase is joining us for a Holiday Card Workshop on Sunday, 12/6!

Join Typecase Sunday, 12/6 from 3-4PM for a DIY Holiday Card Letterpress Workshop – you'll make a custom card using vintage typesetting materials, perfect for giving along with the gifts you pick up at PARCEL Market. This workshop is free, and while Eventbrite pre-registration has hit capacity, we have reserved 3 additional seats for PARCEL Market attendees. IRL sign-ups will begin at 12:30PM on 12/6 in the Vendor Tent at PARCEL – first come, first serve, and we hope to see you there!

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Susannah Compton is the maker behind Florescent, a line of blended and harmonized botanical perfume that's all natural, and made of real plants, herbs, and flowers. "Plant based skincare and cosmetics are my way of life." Susannah regularly writes about clean beauty for publications including Thoughtfully Magazine, and lends her expertise and opinions regularly at Integrity Botanicals and Follain DC. So who better to lead a Holiday Aromatherapy Workshop? We will tell you: no one. We can't wait for you to meet her!

Florescent's Holiday Aromatherapy Workshop is Sunday, 12/6 from 5-6PM. Attendees will make a custom aromatherapy blend using all natural botanicals – an antidote for holiday madness! This workshop is free, and while Eventbrite pre-registration has reached capacity, we have reserved 4 additional seats for PARCEL Market attendees. IRL sign-ups will begin at 12:30PM on 12/6 in the Vendor Tent at PARCEL – first come, first serve, and we hope to see you there!

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