Welcome to The Peanut Factory


Make Paper with Flowers and Natural Dyes – Saturday, August 17th 10:00am -2:00pm

Papermaking workshop with Raymond Prucher, artist, designer, and writer, from New York. Optional ‘Foraging Visit’ to the Spruill Farm in the morning before the workshop at 6:30 am to collect your own flowers. Most materials provided; a list of recommended materials to bring or wear will be made available at a later date. Prucher is the Artist in Residence from August 14 – 21.

Constructing the Surreal: Head Chalices. Wednesday, September 4th 4:00-7:00 pm

What is a head chalice? You will have to come and find out. All we can say is that they will be worn in the Roper Peanut Parade on Saturday, September 14th. Problem solvers, engineers, and creative thinkers needed. Participation in the Parade is not required! But spread the word – we’ll need parade participants to wear these chalices.

2D & 3D Intensive: Join a creative team to construct a float for the Edenton Peanut Parade. Monday, September 30 – Friday, October 4th: Timing flexible

Artist Jeff Schofield will lead a project to create the first annual Peanut Factory float to celebrate peanuts and creativity! It will be pulled in the Parade on the following Saturday, October 5th. Come and be a part of this experimental workshop. Timings daily 10:00-6:00 pm, and can be extended if needed. All ages welcome.

Wednesday Pinata Party: October 2, 9, 16. Completion of the Giant Pinata. 4:00-6:00 pm

The Pinata Gigante was begun this spring and created mostly by students at the Boys and Girls Club. On these afternoons in October we’ll be decorating with paint and crepe paper, and filling it with candy. Donations of candy needed! Later, it will be transported to Elizabeth City for ‘Tu voz cuenta!’ a family event from 2-4 pm at the Holy Family Catholic Church on N. Road St in Elizabeth City. All ages welcome. Visit www.albemarlehopeline.org for more information.

STORY Workshop Saturday October 12 10:00-5:00

Join Nancy Anderson, jeweler, fabricator, wordsmith, and Chief of Stuff from SWEETBIRD STUDIO in Boulder, CO for an intensive, free-thinking, partly auto-biographical, mixed-media collage / assemblage workshop. Details to follow.

A Drawing Conversation Saturday October 26 11:00-2:00

Join veteran art teacher Chuck Carson and artist / Peanut Factory Co-Founder Julia Townsend for a liberating community drawing workshop. Drawing is thinking…drawing is expressive…drawing is brainstorming…drawing is descriptive…drawing tells a story…drawing is…COMMUNICATION.