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February 2020

Stackable Silver Rings
(January 11, February 1)

February 1 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on February 1, 2020 at 10:00 am

One-day workshop. This is an excellent introduction to silversmithing techniques that will result in your very own set of up to three stacking sterling silver rings to take home with you. During this one-day workshop you will learn about basic forming, soldering and finishing techniques and observe demonstrations before trying the techniques yourself. The skills you learn can also be taken forward into more advanced classes. Limited to four people for each workshop. Instructor: Melanie D. Krauss This workshop will take a…

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Intro to Wicker Basketry
(February 8 – 9)

February 8 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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One event on February 9, 2020 at 10:00 am

Two-day Class. Introduction to Wicker Basketry introduces the student to the basic principles of weaving. Through this class the student will learn basket structure including terms and engineering, commonly used weaving materials, tools of the trade along with information that allows the student to complete the course and continue this craft with confidence, if they so desire. Students will be provided with an array of colored reed to work with, allowing each student to select their own color palette. At the…

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Intro to Wicker Basketry
(February 8 – 9)

February 9 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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One event on February 9, 2020 at 10:00 am

Two-day Class. Introduction to Wicker Basketry introduces the student to the basic principles of weaving. Through this class the student will learn basket structure including terms and engineering, commonly used weaving materials, tools of the trade along with information that allows the student to complete the course and continue this craft with confidence, if they so desire. Students will be provided with an array of colored reed to work with, allowing each student to select their own color palette. At the…

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Hand Embroidery Basics
(February 15)

February 15 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

In this class you’ll learn basic hand embroidery stitches, how to transfer patterns, and ideas for how to use embroidery in your craft projects. By the end of class you’ll have started your first embroidery sampler, which can be framed as décor or saved to reference on future projects. Limited to 8 students (16 years of age or older). Instructor: Gwendolyn Gavin 11" linen squares, Embroidery needles and embroidery hoop will be provided for use. Students must bring the following…

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Intro to Jewelry and Metalsmithing
(February 16)

February 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

6-week class. Metalsmithing is typically defined as the practice of forming and fabricating metal into jewelry. While most commercial jewelry is crafted in gold, silver, and platinum, in this course you will work in copper, brass and/or silver. This 6-week class will cover essential metalsmithing skills such as sawing, filing, soldering, and texturing metal. Other jewelry techniques may be covered as well, such as setting a cabochon stone through the use of a bezel setting. Students will then use all of…

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May 2020

Introduction to Shibori and Indigo Workshop
(May 2)

May 2 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Experience the surface design technique of shibori, and create unique patterns on fabric using the natural dye indigo. Shibori, or physical resist, has been a traditional pattern-making technique in Japan, India, Africa throughout history, and continues today. We will begin experimenting with Japanese approaches such as Kumo (binding), Ori-Nui (stitching), Itajime (clamping) and Arashi (pole wrapping). We will use these techniques, along with our own experiments to create our “bundles” and then place the cloth bundles in magical indigo dye. The…

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Intro to Wood Turning: Bowls
(January 18 -19, May 16 -17)

May 16 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on January 19, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on May 16, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on May 17, 2020 at 10:00 am

Two-day Workshop. Learn to make a simple wooden bowl on a lathe in this two-day workshop. Students will learn safe use of the lathe and tools and basic bowl turning technique, turn and finish a bowl to take home by the second day. Students are provided with the safety equipment, a dedicated lathe and use of tools during the workshop. No physical strength or previous woodworking experience required. Class size is limited to 4. All tools and materials are provided by…

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Intro to Wood Turning: Bowls
(January 18 -19, May 16 -17)

May 17 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on January 19, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on May 16, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on May 17, 2020 at 10:00 am

Two-day Workshop. Learn to make a simple wooden bowl on a lathe in this two-day workshop. Students will learn safe use of the lathe and tools and basic bowl turning technique, turn and finish a bowl to take home by the second day. Students are provided with the safety equipment, a dedicated lathe and use of tools during the workshop. No physical strength or previous woodworking experience required. Class size is limited to 4. All tools and materials are provided by…

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Half-hull Model Making
(May 31)

May 31 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Half hull models carved and used by ship and boat builders in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries to design, and describe to clients, the shape of, and likely success of a particular hull shape. In this four-hour workshop participants will glue together hull shapes and begin to carve a small model of simple boat. Simple wood working tools and materials will be provided. This workshop will include a 30-minute break. Instructor: Peter Arenstam. Sunday, May 31, 2020 10:00 am – 2:30…

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June 2020

Introduction to Shibori and Indigo Workshop
(June 13)

June 13 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Experience the surface design technique of shibori, and create unique patterns on fabric using the natural dye indigo. Shibori, or physical resist, has been a traditional pattern-making technique in Japan, India, Africa throughout history, and continues today. We will begin experimenting with Japanese approaches such as Kumo (binding), Ori-Nui (stitching), Itajime (clamping) and Arashi (pole wrapping). We will use these techniques, along with our own experiments to create our “bundles” and then place the cloth bundles in magical indigo dye. The…

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