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Sami-Inspired Reindeer Hide and Pewter Thread Keychain

Date/Time: Wednesday, April 3, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Kim Bakken-Parr
A great class to learn the basic Sami braid and leave with a non-jewelry piece. Using pewter thread to make the braid it is then glued and hand sewn onto a piece of reindeer hide. The back is stitched up using artificial sinew. A key clasp is added and a shed reindeer horn button is sewn on to complete the piece. Students who need magnification for the close hand work should bring their own.

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Recycle Your Jewelry

Date/Time: 2 Saturdays, April 20 – 27, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Sue Swanson
>We will learn how to use jewelry findings including jump rings, chain, stringing materials, wire guardians, crimp beads, crimp covers and a variety of clasps. Bring your old beads to make something new and create a piece you will enjoy! There will also be a sharing table for odds and ends.

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Experience the Labyrinth

Date/Time: Wednesday, April 24, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Date/Time: Wednesday, May 15, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Whether an experienced traveler or new to the way of the labyrinth, come and join others on the path for a morning of reflection and renewal. Gather together for a brief introduction to the labyrinth followed by time to walk, reflect, and share at the close of the morning. Participants may bring a journal to extend and integrate their experience. Discover how each labyrinth journey offers the gift of time and space to rest…release… and return, renewed and refreshed.

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Hand Sewing Leather 101 – Small Goods

Time: Tuesday, April 9, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Dan Horan of Merchant Leather
This entry level class is designed to introduce the classic techniques of hand-sewing with leather. Students can choose from projects that demonstrate the basics of working with leather including cutting, punching, hand sewing, riveting, snap setting, finishing and care. No previous experience with any type of craft or sewing is required. Students will be able to choose from a wide assortment of projects and leather at the beginning of class, including: clutches, belts, coin purses, wallets, Fieldnote covers, phone cases, keychains, sunglass cases and more. (please see for project examples).

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Loose, Lush, Landscapes

Date/Time: Friday, April 5, 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM

Bonnie Cutts
Approach landscape painting using personal photos for subject matter, and see what fun adding lots of color and texture can be! Come and paint all day in a loose way, applying bold, big brushstrokes with a lot of paint, and/or pour paint for an interesting effect. You will learn to add texture with gels and figure out which gel best suits you as you create little paintings packed with emotion. The focus of the class will be on capturing larger shapes rather than details as you simplify the landscape images. You will be encouraged to work quickly with big brush strokes or swiftly apply paint with a palette knife. Have fun using paint mixed with gels to create thick, textural paintings filled with lots of energy. Class will warm up with quick drawings to define shapes and forms in the landscape image to be painted. Each student will finish several small paintings during the class, all with a different feel depending on the acrylic materials used. All levels of painting experience are welcome. $10 Materials fee paid to instructor.

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Alcohol Ink Continued…

Date/Time: Tuesday, April 23, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Debra Dresler
After you get acquainted with this medium in the beginner class, let’s explore more techniques and substrates with this fun ink medium. We’ll try painting alcohol ink on yupo paper, metal sheet and use stencils, masking fluid, markers and brushes. Feel free to bring your own supplies if you have them.

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Abstract Landscape Palette Knife Painting in Oil

Date/Time: Saturday, April 20, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Suzann Beck
Enjoy the freedom and supple qualities of oil painting with a palette knife as you learn to paint an abstract landscape from one of your favorite photos. The workshop will feature technique and landscape demonstrations with hands-on explorations in the morning, and in the afternoon, student work from photo reference. Bring a lunch.

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Sumi-e Orchids

Date/Time: Saturday, April 13, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Susan Frame
Spring is here! Put a little spring in your art by learning to paint orchids using ink, watercolor, rice paper and bamboo brushes. Join us as we paint the wild ground orchid using classical brush strokes, and the moth orchid in free style. Learn and refine your skills in a non-intimidating and fun environment. You’ll receive lots of encouragement as you develop your own personal approach. Class includes demonstration plus open painting time. Beginners through advanced artists welcome — watercolorists and other painters will also find this useful. Bring photos of moth orchids (Phalaenopsis) for inspiration. Bring a lunch.

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Creating Edges in Watercolor

Date/Time: Wednesday, April 24, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Lisa Fertig
Creating edges in your shapes will improve your paintings. Exploring edges in a landscape painting and finding hard, soft, muted edges and creating positive and negative edges will be the focus of this one day session.

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Market Sketches

Date/Time: 4 Tuesdays, April 16 – May 7, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Catherine Hearding
The Farmer’s Market is a perfect venue for exploring the vibrant colors and forms of fruits, vegetables, flowers and figures. Color, form and shadow play an important role in describing these subjects, as students learn how to view the subject as a series of shapes and values. Students will learn how to crop photos and design a good composition from photos that were snapped at the market. This AB-Int class will help students gain confidence in their watercolor skills.

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