February 23, 2017


Learn to arrange flowers, knit, and do calligraphy at this Chestnut Hill pop-up

A Chestnut Hill shopping area is getting creative with an empty space previously occupied by a blow-dry bar, opening a pop-up on Friday that will offer 17 creative workshops over the next four weeks.

At The Pop-Up Makery, located at The Street in Chestnut Hill, you can learn flower arranging from florists at Alice’s Table, painting with artists from The Paint Bar, and terrarium building with experts from urban garden supply store Niche.

Try your hand at calligraphy with calligraphers from Sip & Script, cartooning with “Toon Nite” presented by Artists for Humanity, and knitting with yarn masters from The Third Piece (Gisele Bundchen is a fan of the shop’s wares.)

Leaders from those six local brands will rotate use of the 1,200-square-foot space throughout the next month, said Annie Lagasse, marketing director for The Street, a 406,000-square-foot shopping and dining destination located along Route 9 between Hammond Street and Hammond Pond Parkway.

“Each one brings their own niche and their own focus,” Lagasse said.

The classes will cater to all ages, Lagasse said. For example, The Paint Bar will host a “Mommy & Me” class on Saturday, March 11, and Artists for Humanity will teach a “Toon Night” for the 18-plus crowd on Friday, March 10.

Students must register for all classes in advance on each business’s individual website, Lagasse said. Drop-ins will not be permitted.

The classes will take place from Feb. 24 to March 26 and range in price from $29 to $75. Check out The Pop-Up Makery’s complete schedule here.

(The Pop-Up Makery at The Street, 49 Boylston St., Chestnut Hill; Feb. 24 to March 26; times and prices vary)

By: Kristi Palma

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