Feb
23
1:00 PM13:00

Open Table for Brides with Kat

Hey there brides + grooms!!! February 23rd from 12-3pm we will be hosting an open table tasting event for you! During this time, you will have the opportunity to have a mini consultation with our bridal consultant Kat, try our mini bites + wedding cake flavors (champagne-champaign, chocolate and vanilla with icing options: vanilla, triple berry preserves, salted caramel) and hear more about the vendors we work with. BONUS: 10% total discount if you book and put deposit down that day!

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Feb
28
5:30 PM17:30

Succulent Terrarium

I'm offering another terrarium class because the first one was so much fun! Join me as we create a succulent terrarium complete with plants, rocks/crystals, and tiny figurines. All supplies provided and you get to take home a living centerpiece perfect for your office, kitchen, coffee table etc. We'll also cover succulent care, watering schedules and troubleshooting. This class will cheer up the end of winter by getting our hands dirty and planting a gorgeous terrarium that you can enjoy all year!

Kids are welcome with an adult to help them with their terrarium construction. If you have a special rock or figurine that you want to add, feel free to bring it!

Your instructor for this workshop will be Joan Jach from Old Town Flowers. Joan is a flower farmer and crafter with a keen interest in teaching folks how to bring more Nature, sustainablility and joy into their lives. She has taught classes for every age from kindergarten to college and really enjoys when students ask her questions!

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Mar
28
5:30 PM17:30

Flower Watercolor Class

Watercolors + Flowers = Colorful Creative Flow! I'm running this class again because we had so much fun in the first one! This class will focus on learning the basics of watercolor (washes, wet on wet, dry brush techniques etc.) and use them to create a flower design of your own. All supplies will be provided and students will take home a set of watercolors, two brushes, learning templates and 4 sheets of watercolor paper so you can practice at home! We will be taking our time and learning together so this class is perfect for beginners and kids.

Your instructor for this workshop will be Joan Jach from Old Town Flowers. Joan is a flower farmer and crafter with a keen interest in teaching folks how to bring more Nature, sustainablility and joy into their lives. She has taught classes for every age from kindergarden to college and really enjoys when students ask her questions!

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Apr
4
5:30 PM17:30

Crass Stitching at The Hop

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Learn to cross stitch with Crass Stitching!

In this two-part class, you will be given the materials and the instructions to create your own Crass Stitches! Please note that the 2 days of the event are 4/4 and 4/11 from 5:30-8:00. You will be supplied with the materials to create 2 complete pieces. 

In this class you will learn:

• how to read a cross stitch pattern

• what tools you need to create pieces on your own

• how to start and finish your project

• basic cross stitch stitches and techniques

The first class will show you the basics and get you started on your first project. Cross stitching can be time consuming, so you can take your project home to finish up the design for the second class. In the second class you will be shown how to finish your piece like a pro and we will learn some more complicated stitches. You will be able to select a second pattern and will go home with the materials to create another masterpiece on your own! 

All materials needed will be provided and are included in the class fee, including fabric, patterns, DMC embroidery floss, hoops, needles, and supplies to finish your hoop. 

Due to the content and complexity of the projects, this workshop should be for adults, 18 and up. All pastry purchases should be made prior to the class beginning, so come early!

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Apr
25
5:30 PM17:30

Spring Flower Arranging

Bring the color and beauty of Spring flowers inside with this class. We'll learn about arranging flowers in a loose, flowing, fresh-from-the-garden style that has grown popular in the last few years. Learn how to:

-Choose flowers and branches from your garden
-Anchor your flowers in any type of container
-Keep your flowers looking fresh for longer
-Create palettes of color (monochromatic, bold/bright, pastel, etc.)

The freshest of local flowers will be used in the class along with various vintage containers. Hope to see you in this class for some technical and creative personal growth!

Your instructor for this workshop will be Joan Jach from Old Town Flowers. Joan is a flower farmer and crafter with a keen interest in teaching folks how to bring more Nature, sustainablility and joy into their lives. She has taught classes for every age from kindergarden to college and really enjoys when students ask her questions!

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Feb
14
6:00 PM18:00

An Herbal Valentine

Celebrate Valentine's Day with your honey, bestie or treat yourself to some herbal LOVE! This class is designed to stimulate all of your senses using some familiar, and some not so familiar, herbs. We'll learn about herbal aphrodisiacs that you can taste, smell and feel while making something special to take home. You can create a customized massage oil OR a lavender eye pillow. All materials will be provided. In addition, I'll be serving chocolate herbal Zoom balls and a special Valentine's Day herbal tea! I hope to see you at this class and share the nourishing, heart-opening, energizing, power of herbs with YOU!

Your instructor for this workshop will be Joan Jach from Old Town Flowers. Joan is a flower farmer and crafter with a keen interest in teaching folks how to bring more Nature, sustainablility and joy into their lives. She has taught classes for every age from kindergarden to college and really enjoys when students ask her questions!

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Feb
13
1:00 PM13:00

POP-UP: Fresh Press

Treat your special galentine or valentine to something handmade with love! Fresh press will have a sale on handmade paper and cards. Get something special, or come stop by and learn about the ways we explore and enact the potential of regional sustainable agricultural fiber waste as paper and paper products. 

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Feb
8
5:30 PM17:30

Handmade Rubber Stamp Valentines

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Grab a friend and come join us for some carving and stamping fun. I will show you the basics of designing and carving your own rubber stamp and then guide you through the process of making your own Valentine cards, gift tags, or little prints. Each participant will get their own thick block of rubber to carve, six flat cards with envelopes, and a few blank gift tags. I will supply the carving tools, ink, and an assortment of my own little stamps to experiment with.

Instructor: Lisa Kesler Studio

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Jan
31
5:30 PM17:30

Essential Oils 101

Welcome to the world of essential oils! I've been using essential oils for the past 15 years in my home made beauty and cleaning products. A lot of people ask about essential oils: how to use them, how to make them and which ones are good for what? Essential oils are fun and easy to use while offering health benefits such as increased focus, enegy, relaxation, relief of asthma symptoms and so much more! But there are rules about using essential oils safely and wisely. We will explore both benefits and safety issues in this class as well as make an essential oil glass roll-on bottle to take home.

About the Instructor, Joan Jach from Old Town Flowers. Joan is a flower farmer and crafter with a keen interest in teaching folks how to bring more Nature, sustainablility and joy into their lives. She has taught classes for every age from kindergarden to college and really enjoys when students ask her questions!

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Jan
10
5:30 PM17:30

Paint with Words 1.0 with Dana Overman

Paint with Words 1.0 is a 2 hour workshop held at the lovely neighborhood Hopscotch Cakes Bakery and Market in Champaign on Thursday January 10, 5-7pm.  This class has been designed for girls and women who would like to explore the creative journey of writing prose and poetry, journaling their story, or exercising a creative muscle.  Dana from Dana Overman Studio will lead you through very simple exercises that will be both fun and imaginative.  To jump start your creativeness Dana will provide each participant a unique one of kind textile art writing journal that is only available through Paint with Words. Class size is limited to 5 participants.  Please reach out to me if you have any questions.

Please visit Eventbrite to sign up: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/paint-with-words-10-tickets-54139074429?ref=elink

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Dec
18
5:30 PM17:30

Christmas Evergreen Centerpiece Workshop

Christmas Evergreen Centerpiece Workshop - $45

Come make a Christmas centerpiece worthy of gracing your table for the Holidays! We'll be talking about structure, support and design as students create centerpieces using various materials. Evergreens, dried/fresh fruit, pine cones, berries, and some bling will be available as well as a base for each centerpiece. We'll listen to some Christmas carols and have jolly time!

Please come early to purchase your drinks and/or sweetie. Kids are welcome with an adult as a helper!

Your instructor for this workshop will be Joan Jach from Old Town Flowers. Joan is a flower farmer and crafter with a keen interest in teaching folks how to bring more Nature, sustainablility and joy into their lives. She has taught classes for every age from kindergarden to college and really enjoys when students ask her questions!

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Dec
13
5:30 PM17:30

Holiday Wreath Watercolor Workshop

During this shindig, we will create a floral holiday wreath painting! During class, we will create flora-like shapes that will be used in your painting and explore the use of acrylic-gouache paint and an ink pen to add details to wreath painting. For the class fee, you will take home a completed painting, paint, pilot pen and a paintbrush.

Kelly Hieronymus is a local artist and color enthusiast who has created a fun color-filled class to celebrate artists of all skill levels and ages. Kids 10+ are welcome to attend with a parent present. 

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Dec
10
3:35 PM15:35

Sugar Cookie Decorating!

Sugar Cookie Decorating! $10 - December 10th through the 14th and 17th through the 21st at 3:35 - .5 hours

Join us in decorating cookies! Each kid will be able to ice and decorate 6 cookies to take home. Space is limited to 10 kids a class- sign up in store today!

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Buttercream Piping 101
Dec
6
5:30 PM17:30

Buttercream Piping 101

Buttercream piping for beginners! 

Join Hopscotch in learning beginner piping techniques, color mixing, flavor additions, garnishing and recipe creation! 

You will be able to take home 6 decorated cupcakes, piping bags, and a tip set. 

Please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions. 

We will provide all tools and garnishes, and iced coffee and tea. Stop in early to grab another beverage or snack! 

This will be a reoccurring class and prerequisite for our next class: Cake decorating 101

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Nov
29
5:30 PM17:30

Holiday Wreath Workshop

Come make a holiday wreath with Old Town Flowers! This class is for anyone who loves the holidays and decorating with ingredients from Nature. 

All materials will be provided to create a lovely wreath to welcome the holiday season.  We'll use all natural and vintage supplies: evergreens, pinecones, berries, pods, bells, baubles and ribbons!  Treat and beverage from Hopscotch are provided as part of the class.  Kids welcome with the accompaniment of an adult.

Instructor Bio: Joan Jach of Old Town Flowers has been growing for markets in the CU area for the past 10 years.  She is a self-taught artist, dedicated gardener, avid reader and collector of hobbies.  Joan loves teaching and has a teaching degree in science but loves to teach all ages about nature, plants, rocks, art and herbal medicine.

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Nov
15
5:30 PM17:30

Thanksgiving Pumpkin Centerpiece

You've seen the cute pumpkin centerpiece photos in magazines and online, now you can make you own!  We'll be designing and filling a pumpkin with an array of succulents in every shape and color.  The centerpiece you create will be perfect for your Thanksgiving table!  And the succulents will last long after the holidays are over, giving you a perfect low-maintenance house/office plant.  A Hopscotch treat and beverage will be provided as part of this class. 

Instructor Bio: Joan Jach of Old Town Flowers has been growing for markets in the CU area for the past 10 years.  She is a self-taught artist, dedicated gardener, avid reader and collector of hobbies.  Joan loves teaching and has a teaching degree in science but loves to teach all ages about nature, plants, rocks, art and herbal medicine. 

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Nov
9
5:30 PM17:30

Brush Lettering Class with Simple Palette

She’s back! Priscilla will be joining us again with her Intro to Brush Lettering Class!

Bring a friend and learn the basics of Brush Lettering using brush pens and watercolors, with The Simple Palette artist, Priscilla Putman!

We will start with learning basic brush strokes and practicing the brush lettered alphabet, and end the class by lettering a quote on watercolor paper! Each attendee will take home their own lettering practice booklet and brush lettering kit - which includes a brush pen, specialty watercolor brush, watercolor paint set, an artist pencil and eraser!

*Make sure to buy a ticket in advance to reserve your spot! Stop in the shop prior to the class to browse and buy a treat or a drink, as they close at 5:30 for regular business. 

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Oct
26
5:00 PM17:00

Flower Painting with Joan

This class is for beginners as well as advanced watercolor artists. We'll learn the basics of painting with watercolor, one of the easiest, and most fun way to paint! All supplies are provided and you will take home a finished piece of artwork. Types of paint, brushes, and paper will be discussed as well as various techniques for painting with watercolors. We'll have fresh flowers from Old Town Flowers to inspire and guide your work! Join us for a fun and relaxing way to get creative with flowers and watercolors. Light snacks and beverages provided. Kids 10 and older are welcome to attend with an adult. Kids must have their own ticket. No refunds available.

About the teacher: Joan Jach is the owner of Old Town Flowers, a local, urban flower farm in Champaign. She is a self-taught artist with a background in science education. Joan has used watercolors since she was old enough to hold a paintbrush and thinks that painting with watercolors outside in Nature is the BEST!

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Oct
25
5:00 PM17:00

Paint with Words 1.0

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Nurture your creative soul and join artist Dana Overman for an evening of word inspiration and tap into a fun and creative way to explore how you can use words that paint a picture of colors and feeling.   

Dana believes that words are important part of our society, culture and community providing space to heal, encourage, celebrate, and connect people. 

During our evening we will:

Explore the beauty, power, joy of words through thought and writing exercises.

Begin to learn how to deconstruct some of the norms that keep us from unleashing our pose and poetry creativity. 

Tap into a creative muscle that can inspire us in our overall creative process.  

Class fee includes:

1 Hopscotch pastry

1 beautiful textile art journal created especially for this class

2 hours of sisterhood

Class is limited to 8.  

For all girls/women ages: 13 and above

Contact Dana Overman at danaovermanstudio@gmail.com for any questions you may have.  

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Moth Watercolor Workshop
Oct
18
5:00 PM17:00

Moth Watercolor Workshop

Moth’s are the new butterfly, duh - and should be celebrated! In this workshop we will be using a variety of techniques to achieve a cute watercolor painting of a moth. We will practice stencil making, sketching and painting in this class. No experience is required, just a love for moths!

Kelly Hieronymus is a local artist and color enthusiast who has created a fun color-filled class to celebrate artists of all skill levels and ages. Kids 10+ are welcome to attend with a parent present. Participants get a pastry of their choice!

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Oct
12
to Oct 13

POP-UP! Lumbering Behemoth

Our pal, Jim Standerfer is coming to Champaign to have a pop-up in the backyard of the shop! He creates unique, function-forward designs in furniture, lighting, housewares, and both commercial and residential spaces. Pieces will be available for purchase and we will be having a “Meet The Maker” Q&A Saturday afternoon at 3pm.

More about Jim: http://www.lumberingbehemoth.com/

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Oct
3
5:00 PM17:00

Ladies Drawing Night

Ladies. Drawing. Night. Need we say more?

THIS MONTH'S THEME: Food. 

Bring your medium of choice and spend the evening being inspired by your fellow artist ladies. If you are in the mood to swap supplies, techniques, DO IT! This evening is dedicated to inspiration, camaraderie, and art. No experience is required for this workshop, however, this is a self-propelled evening. 

$5 fee will cover a treat or drink!

To learn more about Ladies Drawing Night, click there.

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Hopscotch Clothes Swap
Sep
16
5:45 PM17:45

Hopscotch Clothes Swap

We're back for a second Hopscotch Clothes Swap event!

All clothing must be dropped off on Saturday September 15 or before the swap on September 16th. No additional items will be allowed after close on Sunday. We will trade your clothing for an entrance ticket for the swap  at the time of the drop-off. 

Please bring only wearable and clean women's clothing, shoes and accessories. All leftover clothing items will be donated to Courage Connection. 

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Sep
14
6:00 PM18:00

Hopscotch Supper Club: Iberian Summer Dinner

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Delighting in the subtle and languorous transition of Summer into Autumn, private chefs Mark Hartstein and Leslie Bettridge (AKA Shades & Punchy) wish to share their “flechazo” (love at first sight) of Iberian cuisine at their next installation at Hopscotch Bakery + Market. The dinner menu features a number of tapas, shared plates, and wines from Spain and Portugal, and (seafood aside) is once again aggressively local with produce sourced from Blue Moon Farm, Sola Gratia, The Seasonal Plate, Prairie Fruits Farm, Red Crib Acres, and others.

 

Menu

Pintxos

Calabrian anchovy toast, cultured butter, lemon zest

Potato & herb tortilla, uni aioli

Benton’s aged ham, kuri squash, nasturtium, sesame

Beavers Creek peppers, saffron rice, octopus, parsley

Braised beef cheek, greens

“Ensaimada Mallorquina” (apple strudel), PFF Moonglow

 

Wines and beverages TBA

75$ per person, seating limited

 

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Build Your Own Terrarium
Sep
13
6:00 PM18:00

Build Your Own Terrarium

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Bring a bit of nature inside your home or office! Join Old Town Flowers and learn how to build your own terrarium.  Design and create your very own mini-world with ferns, woodland plants, moss, seed pods, rocks and figurines.  Includes instructions for building an open terrarium, including planting mediums, plants that work together, and how to keep everything alive when you bring it home. You can plant your terrarium for an arid, sunny environment or a lower light situation. 

 

Pricing includes a small (6-8 inch), open top glass container, as well as planting materials and a set of coordinating plants. A choice of soil cover and a variety of planting decor will be available. Add-on options will be available during the class (choice of larger containers, soil covers and crystals). 

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Flower Wreath Painting Shindig
Sep
12
5:00 PM17:00

Flower Wreath Painting Shindig

During this shindig, we will create a flower wreath painting! During class, we will create flower-like shapes that will be used in your painting and explore the use of acrylic-gouache paint. For the class fee, you will take home a completed painting, a sampling of paint (6 colors!), two brushes and a pilot pen. Kits are supplied by Art Coop in Urbana! 

Kelly Hieronymus is a local artist and color enthusiast who has created a fun color-filled class to celebrate artists of all skill levels and ages. Kids 10+ are welcome to attend with a parent present. 

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Buttercream Piping 101
Aug
29
5:30 PM17:30

Buttercream Piping 101

Buttercream piping for beginners! 

Join Hopscotch in learning beginner piping techniques, color mixing, flavor additions, garnishing and recipe creation! 

You will be able to take home 6 decorated cupcakes, piping bags, and a tip set. 

Please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions. 

We will provide all tools and garnishes, and iced coffee and tea. Stop in early to grab another beverage or snack! 

This will be a reoccurring class and prerequisite for our next class: Cake decorating 101

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Paper Houses and Trees!
Aug
22
5:00 PM17:00

Paper Houses and Trees!

Join maker/artist Kelly Hieronymus for an instructional play time making paper houses, trees, and other objects! During this class we will be coloring, cutting, pasting, and most importantly playing! Each child will receive a cookie and juice - and will leave with a completed house and tree. Ages: 3 and up. Each kiddo needs to be accompanied by an adult.

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Summer Heights Dinner
Aug
10
6:00 PM18:00

Summer Heights Dinner

Summer Heights dinner

Come celebrate peak summer at Hopscotch Bakery + Market with a wine dinner by private chefs Mark Hartstein and Leslie Bettridge (AKA Shades & Punchy). The menu features as much of the bounty of the summer as plausible -- think fruits, berries, veggies, flowers, greens, herbs -- it’s so difficult to leave anything aside. The dinner is aggressively local, with produce sourced from Blue Moon Farm, Sola Gratia, The Seasonal Plate, Prairie Fruits Farm, and others.

To quench a summer thirst, Mark and Leslie will introduce and pour three wines from Bichi, an exciting natural wine label from Tecate, Baja California. The wine makers grow or source biodynamic and organic grapes from heritage (and often reclaimed) vineyards, and produce "vinos sin maquillaje" (wines without makeup) using traditional methods with minimal interventions. Bottles will be made available for purchase through the kindness of Drew Starkey and Bacaro restaurant.

**No refunds on cancellations**

Menu:

Peaches, crab, marigolds, nuoc cham

Mushroom toast, charred eggplant, pickled daylilies

Heirloom tomato pie, ricotta

Grilled pork shoulder, watermelon molasses, jalapeno, chilled greens

Corn custard, frozen blueberries, meringue

Wines:

Bichi “Pet Mex” Tecate pétillant-naturel 2017

Bichi “La Santa” Tecate Moscatel Negro 2017

Bichi “No Sapiens” Tecate red (unidentified varietal) 2017

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