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  • When you successfully register for a workshop, a receipt for your purchase will be emailed to you. If you do not receive a receipt, your registration is NOT confirmed. Please contact us.

  • All workshop participants are required to show proof of Covid vaccination or a valid exemption. Anyone with a valid exemption will be required to wear a mask. 

 
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Sparking Your Creative Muse

 

Date: Wednesdays, 6/8-6/29

Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Workshop Fee: $140 (Members) $155 (Non-Members)

Instructor: Kate Corcoran

Skill Level: All

Materials Required: Apron or clothes that can be stained. All other materials supplied.

 

​Do you feel like your muse has gone on vacation—and left you at home with the bags? Spark your creativity by immersing yourself in this four-week, playful and play-filled workshop taught by mixed media artist and veteran instructor, Kate Corcoran.

 

Each week, you’ll explore a new technique for jump-starting your creativity, including creativity games, activities, prompts, and other stimuli. You’ll experiment with various media to create art journal pages, collages, assemblages, etc.—whatever calls to YOU! While the focus will be on mixed media, the course will also incorporate some writing. This “cross-training” will open your mind to new possibilities, and, ultimately, entice your muse to come on home!

 

No prior art or writing experience necessary; just a sense of playfulness and a willingness to be inspired!

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Upcycled Book Journal

 

Date: Saturday, 6/25

Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Workshop Fee: $65 (Members), $70 (Non-Members)

Instructor: Amanda Smith

Skill Level: All

Materials & Tools Needed:  All materials will be supplied. Students are encouraged, but not required, to bring any special paper that they’d like to incorporate into their journal. Paper must be 7" x 11" or cut-to-size during the workshop.

Have you been trying to start or re-start a journaling practice but can’t seem to get motivated? The issue may be your journal! If you’re using an ordinary, off-the-shelf book, it’s no wonder you’re not inspired. In this NEW workshop, you’ll learn how to turn an old or damaged book into a one-of-a-kind keepsake that you won’t be able to resist filling with your art or thoughts!

 

The uber-talented Amanda Smith will teach you everything you need to know about the process. She’ll start by explaining how to select an appropriate book to upcycle. Then, using an old hardcopy Reader’s Digest, you’ll learn how to prepare a book by gutting it and reinforcing the spine. Next, Amanda will show you how to create pages for your book and hand-stitch them into the spine. Finally, she’ll suggest ways to use your new journal, including ideas you may not have thought of.

 

You’ll leave the class with a beautiful 7-3/4” x 5-1/2” journal and a basic bookbinding kit so you can make additional journals at home.

 

No previous bookbinding experience necessary.

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Sun Printing —FULL

 

Date: Saturday, 7/9

Time: 1:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Workshop Fee: $79 (Members), $85 (Non-Members)

Instructor: Camille Duanno

Skill Level: All

Materials & Tools Needed: Apron or clothes that can be stained. All other materials will be supplied.

 

Note: This workshop is full. If you would like to be added to the waitlist, please contact us.

 

Sun printing (aka solar printing) is a wonderful way to capture the summer sunshine! In this fun and easy workshop, textile artist Camille Daunno will show you how to create beautiful, personal pieces of art by applying SolarFast™, a non-toxic, light-reactive dye, to a “resist” and exposing the surface to light. The results are stunning and unlike traditional cyanotyping, which produces only blue images, can be quite colorful!  

You’ll start by painting paper or fabric with SolarFast™ and then arranging stencils, paper pieces, or other flat objects to create a design. Camille will offer suggestions for manipulating your designs and layering colors so you can experiment with different looks. Then, you’ll expose your piece to a light source and watch the magic happen. Within minutes, your masterpiece will develop!

You’ll take home a beautiful canvas tote bag and an 8”x54” silk scarf, as well as a couple of smaller sun prints that will be suitable for hanging.

No dyeing experience necessary!

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Love Knots Bracelet

 

Date: Saturday, 7/23

Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Workshop Fee: $56 (Members), $60 (Non-Members)

Instructor: Nadine Fidelman

Skill Level: Beginner

Materials & Tools Needed: All materials supplied.

 

If you’ve ever wanted to try making wire jewelry but weren’t sure you had the skill, this fun and easy workshop is for you!

 

Jewelry Designer Nadine Fidelman will teach you how to cut wire and shape it into “love knots.” Then, you’ll learn how to link your knots to form a bracelet. The process is simple, but you’ll be impressed with the results. In just a couple of hours, you’ll have created a beautiful piece of jewelry that all your friends will envy!

 

No previous jewelry-making experience required, but you should have good eyesight and a steady hand.

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Introduction to Wet Felting with a Resist: Vessel

 

Date: Saturday, 8/13

Time: 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Workshop Fee: $69 (Members), $75 (Non-Members)

Instructor: Camille Daunno

Skill Level: Beginner

Materials & Tools Needed: All materials supplied.

 

Note: This workshop requires repetitive rolling and may not be suitable for women with arm or shoulder issues. Please contact us if you need additional information.

Wet felting, the process of applying water to layers of wool and repeatedly agitating them until the fibers weave together, has become very popular in the past few years. It’s fun, easy, and can be very useful!

 

In just a few hours, Camille Daunno will teach you how to make a beautiful wet felted vessel using only wool fibers, a plastic “resist,” soap, water, a few additional household items, and good old-fashioned elbow grease.

 

Once you learn how to wet felt—and especially after you get comfortable using resists—you’ll be able to make pretty much anything you can make using cloth: apparel, bags, and other accessories to wear or decorative your home.

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Textile Collage Using Altered Fabric

 

Date: Mondays, 8/15 & 8/22

Time: 10 AM-12 PM (8/15); 10 AM-1 PM (8/22)

Workshop Fee: $91 (Members); $100 (Non-Members)

Instructor: Christy Ammerman

Skill Level: All

Materials & Tools Needed: Scissors. All other materials will be supplied; however, students are welcome to bring additional fabric scraps and embellishments. 

 

Are you drawn to textiles but aren’t interested in creating garments or quilts? Does the idea of creating your own, custom fabric sound intriguing? If so, you’ll love this exciting, two-part workshop taught by Mixed Media artist Christy Ammerman.

 

In the first class, you’ll learn how to alter fabric by “rusting,” tea dying, and painting it. You’ll be surprised and delighted with the results!

 

The fun continues, however, in the second class, where Christy will show you how to turn your altered fabric into a unique textile hanging. She’ll demonstrate how to pick a focal piece and weave a story around it by carefully selecting, positioning, and layering your “new” fabric and incorporating trim and other embellishments.

 

After you create your design, Christy will give you options for assembling your piece and teach basic hand-stitching techniques. Finally, you’ll learn how to finish and display your one-of-a-kind masterpiece!

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Mixed Media Painting

 

Date: Wednesdays, 9/7-9/28

Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Workshop Fee: $155 (Non-Members), $141 (Members)

Instructor: Kim Smith

Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate

Materials & Tools Needed: Small, sharp scissors and an apron or clothes that can be stained. All other materials will be provided. For classes 2-4, you may also want to bring some fun papers, washi tape, and/or scraps of ribbons or fabrics.

 

Do you have lots of creative materials hanging around but aren’t sure what to do with them? Here’s your chance to learn how to pull all that great stuff together to create unique mixed media works of art. With instructor Kim Smith’s training as an art teacher and professional artist, you’re sure to be successful regardless of your previous mixed media experience!

 

In this inspiring, four-week course, you’ll start by learning techniques to bring depth and interest to mixed media backgrounds. Then, Kim will teach you how to select, layer, and properly adhere multiple mediums (fabric, paint, pictures, music notes, messages, book pages and more) to create several colorful, layered mixed media “paintings” that reflect the beauty of nature. You’ll learn how to apply principals of design and color theory to your work as you create more complex pieces each week.

 

This course will introduce beginners to basic mixed media concepts and provide intermediate creators some new techniques and best practices. Students of all levels have found success working with Kim—and they’ve had a ton of fun doing it!

 

No previous drawing, painting, or collaging experience necessary!  

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