Intro to drawing, how to distress jeans, personal finance tips, health and wellness – we’ve covered it all and then some at our Brown Bag Workshops. Held every Friday during lunch, each session provides engaging, useful information on a variety of topics. It’s also the perfect way to end a busy work week. These workshops also give employees an opportunity to connect with other like-minded colleagues and tap into their artistic minds. Check out the photos in the gallery below.
Employees breathed new life into their old jeans by learning pro tips from a member of Free People’s structured design team
Snip snip! An employee cuts off the hem of an old pair of jeans.
During this class with Pottery Works Mobile, employees shaped, texturized and glazed unique jewelry from fine porcelain. Here, an employee mixes colors.
An employee gets up close and personal to her pottery piece
Concentrating on adding a personal, hand painted touch
Body Cycle Studio, Philly’s top indoor cycling studio, gave a fun, invigorating ride for employees
Both beginners and pros were welcome for an one-hour, biking sweat session with Body Cycle Studio
A barista from our Jharoka Café discussed the basics of coffee and the best methods to brewing a mean cup of jo sans an expensive machine
Pour over coffee isn't so hard when there's a demonstration! All employees left this workshop - "How To Ditch The Keurig" - knowing how to use a Chemex.
A good cup of coffee has just the right combination of beans to water
Just a dog and a group of guys that love life and live to have fun, Community Bikes and Boards stopped by campus on a cold Friday in December to give an informational talk on you guessed it, bikes and boards!
An employees takes a test drive, errr, ride during a workshop with Community Bikes and Boards
Ditching standard, store-bought baby clothes, Anthropologie showed employees how to make one-of-a-kind onesies for little ones using acrylic paint, markers and stencils
The creativity was widespread, with polka dots, stripes, lemonade and hand drawn scenes decorated onto each onesie
Terrain at Styer's demonstrated the 4 steps to creating the perfect fall container plant - choosing a container, laying rocks at the bottom, adding soil and then arranging plants on top
Planting experts from Terrain at Styer's gave a hands-on demonstration on how to create a seasonal container garden. Here, an employee crafts her own DIY plant.
An employee gets her hands dirty arranging her beautiful and blooming masterpiece
Held just after Labor Day, this fall container planting class was the perfect way to "fall" into the next season
An employee listens intently to a discussion on the best lighting and watering conditions for fall annuals
To make their own container plant, employees chose 3 plants from a selection of vinca vine, flowering kale, ornamental pepper and magic pink aster
Terrain at Styer's guided a small group of employees through the process of making a hanging kokadoma, an ancient and seriously cool art form
An itty, bitty arrangement
A chocolate connoisseur from Tradestone Confections shows employees how to make dark chocolate truffles and chocolate bark
The Parlour showed employees how to make their own "lotions and potions" using unique oils such as safflower
Like a science experiment, each "lotion and potion" that was mixed at The Parlour's workshop had a precise amount of ingredients
The Parlour stopped by campus to give a workshop on how to make aromatherapy, body oils and dry herbal cleansers and masks
An employee gets up close to fine tune a design
Full on concentration and a smile
Group photo! Employees show off their finished photo transfers!
A technical designer teaches how to make hand-knitted, warm and cozy scarves
An employee smiles from ear to ear as she crafts the perfect winter accessory
Wrap, wrap, wrap it up!
A demonstration on the process of the old world technique of screen printing with PinkBikeRalph
Owner of PinkBikeRalph gives a talk on how to create your own
PinkBikeRalph is just about to reveal a finished screen print design
Holiday gift wrapping, the Anthropologie way
On the Friday before Christmas, employees learned how to wrap presents the Anthropologie way
Gift wrapping takes full concentration
The basics of a bouquet with BHLDN
An employee builds her bouquet
It was a flower-filled hour with BHLDN, and employees walked away with their own mini masterpiece, not to mention, the knowledge of how to make a stunning floral arrangement at home
Even the smallest bouquet has a lot of detail
A big smile and a big bouquet!
Just about ready to make custom blended, designer popcorn
At this "DIY Designer Popcorn" workshop with New Old Fashioned, employees blended popcorn using a simple and fun add-ins such as sriracha, Oreo cookies, marshmallows, M&Ms and more
An employee makes her own blend of designer popcorn. Yum!
CorePower Yoga gave employees a full body sculpting workout that pushed their strength and flexibility to new heights
Employees mix yoga with strength training at a workshop with CorePower Yoga