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Wooden Spoon Carving

Date/Time: 2 Saturdays, March 30 & April 6, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Fred Livesay
Spoon carving is what might be called a gateway to green woodworking. Seemingly simple, the spoon is a seductive and functional piece of sculpture deeply rooted in the common wooden culture of our ancestors. Spoons reached their highest forms of development in Scandinavia where they were in daily use from well before the Viking era until the 1950s in rural areas. During your two day exploration, you will learn traditional safe knife strokes and safe practices from one of this country’s best spoon carvers. You will begin on a small project, then move to spoons. Discussion and hands-on demonstrations will focus on design, proportions, knife sharpening, decorating and finishing. This class requires some hand strength. There will be a 1 hour break for lunch each week. $20 material fee includes tool usage, practice wood, and spoon blanks. If desired, students may bring their own tools. Bring your favorite old or new wooden spoons to share with the class.

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Paper Quilling

Date/Time: Friday, March 15, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Meg Erke
The art of quilling, or the coiling and shaping of narrow paper strips to create a design or decorative pattern, has been around for hundreds of years. Work with artist Meg Erke to learn the basic techniques of twisting, coiling, shaping, looping and designing with paper. Students will have the opportunity to make their own special quill work and create greeting cards, or ornaments with their finished quilling, along with the skills to continue creating at home. This accessible art form is perfect for gifts. You’ll be led through the basic process, then set free to create a coiled paper creation to hang in a window or add to a card. Tools, sources for supplies, and reusing paper to make your own strips will all be covered. This craft is perfect for a relaxing morning of conversation, so grab a friend and come coil away!

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Color Theory – Part II: Applying the Theory

Date/Time: 8 Wednesdays, March 20 – May 8, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Catherine Hearding
In Basic Color Theory we learned about color palettes, mixing color, color schemes and understanding pigments. We learned about the tools of Value, Intensity and Color Temperature. But how do we put these concepts to work in a real painting? This class will refresh your memory on the theory and each week we will tackle a specific painting problem and learn to solve that problem using our tools from Color Theory.
Prerequisite: Basic Color Theory

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Watercolor Landscape Elements

Date/Time: 4 Tuesdays, March 19 – April 9, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Catherine Hearding
You want to paint landscapes but struggle with how to paint trees, rocks, grasses and skies. This class will help you acquire the skills that you need. We will practice technique for landscape elements so that you have more confidence when approaching your landscape painting. Each class will be devoted to a specific element of the landscape. Instructor demos will show you the technique and you will have time to practice in class with helpful guidance.

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Spring Time Flowers

Date/Time: 2 Wednesdays, March 13 & 20, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Lisa Fertig
Tulips, crocus and irises will be subject matter while our focus will be on creating good shapes in watercolor.

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Paint & Sip at Margaux’s Table

Date/Time: Wednesday, March 13, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Date/Time: Wednesday, May 15, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Enjoy a complimentary glass of wine and light snacks while you paint. You are welcome to bring additional wine for the rest of the evening. Mary will demonstrate and walk you through the process of creating your own painting; how to mix colors, what brush stroke to use etc., everything you need to know to complete your own piece of art. The image and all of your painting supplies are included. One complimentary glass per person and the light snacks are provided by the instructor.

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Colorful and Creative: Finger Labyrinth Fun and Functional Art to Use and Adorn

Date/Time: Saturday, March 23, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Lisa Gidlow Moriarty
Creating labyrinths for finger walking is a spiritual process that yields a usable table-top labyrinth that can be an art piece for the wall or a one-of-kind gift of functional art. These finger labyrinths are made from tissue paper and cording on stretched canvas. All materials and instruction provided. No experience necessary. Come with a creative spirit and go home with a 12” x 12” completed labyrinth —a gift to yourself or another special person.

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Create an InSight Labyrinth Collage

Date/Time: 3 Wednesdays, March 20 – April 3, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Mary Silvaroli Daul
The InSight Labyrinth Collage is a “walkable” finger labyrinth that is a personal picture and path of possibilities for your life and your longings. The process of making and walking the InSight Labyrinth Collage will ground you in the wisdom and ways of the labyrinth and life coaching while providing new insights and intentions for walking your days and your life. Designed as a play-shop for women open to dreaming, designing, creating and engaging with other like-minded playmates on the path! Each morning will include time for quiet introspection, experiential and interactive activities to free the inner child and inner wisdom, and a variety of materials to move participants toward completion of a personal finger labyrinth collage.

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PMC Wrap Bracelet with Hand Dyed Silk Ties

Date/Time: Wednesday, March 20, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Kim Bakken-Parr
This is a perfect class for students who want to experiment with PMC (Precious Metal Clay). The clay is rolled, textured and cut to the shape the student selects. The piece is domed, dried and then kiln fired. After firing the piece is polished and a patina is applied if desired. It is then strung on a piece of hand dyed silk. It may be possible to make more than one piece depending on the size selected.

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Byzantine Bracelet with a Twist

Date/Time: Saturday, March 16, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Kim Bakken-Parr
This bracelet is a modern twist on a traditional chain maile bracelet design. Each student will start out with sterling silver jump rings and end up with a custom bracelet. While the pattern looks complicated it is as simple as counting to six, because the design is repeated after every six jump rings. Pliers are provided but students can bring their own if they wish. Students will also learn how to make jump rings at home. Students who need magnification for this close hand work should bring their own.

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