CLASS ID: 3Z8E
Date/Time: Friday, March 15, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM
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!
CLASS ID: 3Z7D
Date/Time: Sunday, March 24, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Explore clay by smooshing, poking & modeling it into a cute (or frightening!) monster dish. Fired projects will be ready in approximately two weeks after class.
CLASS ID: 3Z0A
Date/Time: 2 Saturdays, March 30 & April 6, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
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.
CLASS ID: 3Z1B
Date/Time: *this class is being rescheduled for summer 2019
Create a 3-D sculpture in aluminum using an oil-based clay process. Using oil-based clay, you will carve and create your sculpture. The next day, the class will divide up to meet at staggered times and make a sandblock mold for their piece. The next Saturday the aluminum will be poured into the molds and when it cools, the sculpture will be cleaned up and ready to take home.
CLASS ID: 3Z3C
Date/Time: 4 Mondays, March 4 – 25, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
CLASS ID: 4Z3B
Date/Time: 5 Mondays, April 1 – 29, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
CLASS ID: 5Z3B
Date/Time: 3 Mondays, May 6 – 20, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Explore basic hand-building and wheel-throwing skills with this beginner/ intermediate course. Focus on learning to make different shapes using the wheel or hand-building skills like pinching, coiling, and slab building. Use your shapes to create utilitarian pottery or sculptural forms. Bring your ideas for specific forms you’d like to learn to make. Class will offer demonstrations and individualized instruction. No clay experience necessary. Materials are included.
CLASS ID: 3Z3E
Date/Time: 4 Tuesdays, March 5 – 26, 3:30 PM – 6:00 PM
CLASS ID: 4Z3D
Date/Time: 5 Tuesdays, April 2 – 30, 3:30 PM – 6:00 PM
CLASS ID: 5Z3D
Date/Time: 4 Tuesdays, May 7 – 28, 3:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Zac Spates/Johnne Law McMahan
Come explore the endless possibilities in clay! Although this course is self-guided, each class will start with a short demonstration or show-and-tell followed by time to work on individual projects: throwing techniques, hand-building, surface decoration and form resolution, etc. Zac will work with students one-on-one to discuss projects and troubleshoot conceptual and construction issues. Over the course of the quarter, you will build your ceramics vocabulary and develop work that is unique to you. All levels are welcome. Materials are included.
CLASS ID: 3Z3F
Date/Time: 4 Tuesdays, March 5 – 26, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
CLASS ID: 4Z3E
Date/Time: 5 Tuesdays, April 2 – 30, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
CLASS ID: 5Z3E
Date/Time: 4 Tuesdays, May 7 – 28, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Zac Spates/Johnne Law McMahan
Come explore the endless possibilities in clay! Although this course is self-guided, each class will start with a short demonstration or show- and-tell followed by time to work on individual projects: throwing techniques, hand-building, surface decoration and form resolution, etc. Zac will work with students one-on-one to discuss projects and troubleshoot conceptual and construction issues. Over the course of the quarter, you will build your ceramics vocabulary and develop work that is unique to you. All levels are welcome. Materials are included.
CLASS ID: 5Z0A
Date/Time: Saturday – Sunday, May 18 – May 19, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
This woodcarving class will use rough-outs from various Caricature Carvers of America carvers like PJ Driscoll, Gerald Sears, Harold Enlow, Phil & Vicki Bishop, and Stu Martin. Instruction will be given in the areas of physical anatomy, proportion, and proper techniques used in caricature carving. The rough-outs will vary from realistic to western caricatures.
CLASS ID: 4Z4L
Date/Time: 2 Saturdays, April 20 – 27, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
>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.
CLASS ID: 4Z0C
Date/Time: Saturday, April 20, 12:30 PM – 4:30 PM
CLASS ID: 5Z0C
Date/Time: Sunday, May 19, 12:30 PM – 4:30 PM
In this class you will create welded a steel rose. You will learn hands-on cutting, grinding, sanding and welding steel. Safety first: Wear jeans, closed toe leather shoes, a long sleeved cotton shirt, hair tie, and insulated leather gloves. You will be cutting 3 metal discs with a hand shear into rose petals, cutting a steel rod with an angle grinder for your stem and sanding it all with an angle grinder or pad sander. The discs will be welded to the steel rod and once cooled the steel petals will be systematically bent and pounded with hand tools into a rose that will always bloom.