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Birch Bark Ornaments

$10

with Sandi Cirillo

Calendar Dec 1, 2017 at 5 pm

This workshop will offer students the opportunity to create up to four holiday ornaments using birch bark provided by the instructor. You'll learn ways to cut & fold the birch bark to make your own holiday gift tape. Students are encouraged to bring in any dried flowers or other materials to embellish their creations. Materials fee: $3 (payable to the instructor at the beginning of class). 1 Session.

 

Drawing, Beginning

$53

with Sandi Cirillo

Calendar Oct 23, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

If you've ever caught yourself doodling, you are indeed drawing. Drawing is the oldest form of written communication and is easily a favorite leisure activity. In this class you will explore your creative side as you learn how to set up a good composition using drawing techniques such as shading, contrast, perspective, texture, etc. We'll also be experimenting with different drawing materials so you can see which ones you like the best (or the least). Drawing still lifes and landscapes are only a small part of this class. All supplies will be provided. All you need to bring is your imagination through drawing. This is a beginners class. 2 Sessions.

 

Felted Landscapes

$25

with Sandi Cirillo

Calendar Oct 21, 2017 at 9 am

Students will learn how to create a beautiful landscape using an ancient craft process called feltmaking. We'll learn all about wet felting and dry needle felting. Imagine what you can create using wool, soap, water & a little agitation! Materials fee: $8 (payable to the instructor at the beginning of class). 1 Session.

 

Grannie Squares

$25

with Tonya Sprague

Calendar Oct 21, 2017 at 9 am

Grannie Squares have unlimited use and application. Come for a one day class and learn the art of Grannie Squares. You will be looking at and reading patterns, learning to make squares, and discovering many design options for yoru creations. Pre-requisite; Crochet Basics or experience with crocheting. 1 Session.

 

Japanese Shibori Silk Scarves

$25

with Sandi Cirillo

Calendar Oct 28, 2017 at 9 am

"Shibori" is the Japanese resist method of creating designs on silk scarves using PVC pipes. This unique process of wrapping our scarves around the pipe and watch as our creativity with silk dyes takes over, spilling the color onto the pipe in layer after layer. You will also be given the opportunity to paint directly on your scarves. The science of art and creativity of the individual unite in this workshop to produce two finished scarves that can be worn with pride or given as gifts. All participants should wear old clothes and bring an old towel to class. Materials fee: $10 (payable to the instructor at the beginning of class). 1 Session.

 

Kumihimo (Japanese Braiding)

$25

with Sandi Cirillo

Calendar Nov 15, 2017 at 4 pm

This class will teach you Japanese braiding techniques using yarn and other textual materials and a circular loom. Braids made from this process can be used as bookmarks, jewelry or to wrap birthday presents. Once you learn kumihimo, it is very difficult to put down! Materials fee: $3 (payable to the instructor at the beginning of class.) 1 Session.

 

Metal Jewelry

$15

with Amanda Coburn

Calendar Nov 18, 2017 at 1 pm

In this Intro to Metal Jewelry workshop, you'll learn the basics of working with sheet metal and wire to create lovely, textured, 2 and 3 dimensional jewelry.  We'll be working in copper and brass, but all techniques learned apply to sterling silver as well.  Sterling may be available to purchase at an additional cost.  Materials fee: $15 (payable to the instructor at the beginning of class).  1 Session.

Nuno Felted Scarf

$35

with Sandi Cirillo

Calendar Nov 7, 2017 at 5 pm

In this class, students will learn how to create a nuno felted scarf using bits and pieces of wool and lovely chiffon scarves. Nuno felting requires upper body strength but this class is for all ages, teens to adults. Nuno felted scarves are sold in many fine gift shops - here's your chance to make your own. Materials fee: $8 (payable to the instructor at the beginning of class.) 1 Session.

 





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