We are pleased to announce that the 2014 Bee’s Knees Calendars have been printed and are ready to be purchased!
For those of you that have been wondering what Bee’s Knees has been up to recently, this is the project that we have been working on the last couple of months. We are super excited that we can finally share it with you! Through inspiration from the workshop we hosted at Istvan Gallery back in October and lots of hard work, we are extremely excited to share our designs with you all. As you look through our charming illustrations, make sure to read what we hope for you every month. Each page is sure to make you smile or laugh!
Just in time for the holidays, these would be perfect for a stocking stuffer for friends and family. If you’re interested in purchasing our 2014 calendar, please visit:
Let us know what you think in our comment section below!
On Saturday, we hosted our very first creative workshop… like… ever! The workshop was focused around creating images to include in a calendar (a possible business venture for anyone interested in art or stationary goods!). You may notice a few seasonal drawings or paintings.
We hosted it at Istvan Gallery in downtown Oklahoma City with the help of our friend and gallery owner, Stephen Kovash. Stephen has been our friend since this summer when he let us host The Big Swanky Art Camp in his beautiful space after our usual studio was hit by a tornado. He’s a great guy, his gallery is super cool and modern, and we feel so lucky to get to partner with him!
Back to this workshop thing. We don’t know about you all, but the idea of gathering a group of 10+ artists and entrepreneurs who have autism or other developmental disabilities, who may have never known each other, and asking them to work together, for three hours, was rather intimidating. Not because there’s anything wrong with any of the people involved or the setting, but because it’s so difficult to know what to expect. The outcomes are limitless!
All that to say, the experience was awesome! We had a total blast and could not be more glad with all of the people who came to participate!
From the looks of how successful the workshop was, there’s a good chance we’re going to start hosting more of these creative workshops in the near future! We’re excited to have potentially stumbled upon a very valuable platform for sharing what we’ve learned about utilizing natural talents for business opportunities.
Want to see what the workshop was like? Take a look!
This is Jimi and his family. We had never met him before, but he’s super cool and knows how to create images from Minecraft like it’s nobody’s business!
Our friend, Dr. Martha Garzon, came to spend the day with us! She was a huge help and a good friend to all of us!
Meet Alusan and Janelle! They traveled 3 hours from their hometown just to spend the day with us! You could say we feel really special about that.
What do you think? Tell us about it in the comments section below!
Are you interested in being a contributing artist with Bee’s Knees? Now’s your chance!
This fall, we’re doing something we’ve never done before – we’re hosting what are called “creative workshops.” These are workshops centered around working together to create an original product. This experience is an extension of Bee’s Knees and a platform for us to give away some of what we’ve learned about entrepreneurship over the past few years. This is also a great opportunity to make new friends!
“It’s always good and it’s wonderful to help people do the same things like we do!” -Allie
Our first creative workshop is going to be centered around creating images for a calendar – you know, the beautiful images that are usually of a majestic landscape, or cute babies, or cuddly cats, or babies in cat costumes, that are featured on the upper half of the calendar. Some of the images created at this workshop will even be featured in the 2014 Bee’s Knees calendar!
“It will be an awesome life saver!” -David
Our first workshop will be on Saturday, October 26th from 10AM-1PM at Istvan Gallery (1218 N. Western Ave. OKC, OK 73106) and will cost $15 per person to cover supplies and materials needed.
Space is limited! Click here to register. Registration closes Monday, October 21st.
If you have questions or would like to help administrate the experience, please email: info [at] beeskneesart [dot] com .