Working with Silver Clay is an exciting process where the inexperienced can explore their artistic abilities and create unique one of a kind items. Come join this exciting class where beginners can easily learn to create earrings, pendants, charms, beads, bracelets, and rings. Experience a new creative adventure and learn how easy and fun it is to make beautiful items from Precious Metal Clay (PMC) or Art Clay Silver (ACS). Materials fee of $70 is payable to the instructor.
Create a harvest wreath using natural materials collected from nearby woods and favorite shops. Twigs, acorns, moss and lichen will be arranged to create a decorative wreath to hang above your mantle or place on your dining table or sideboard. Susan will show you how to include a little hidden oasis so a few stems of fresh cut flowers may be added just before your special event. Students bring garden clippers or shears, glue gun if available, and a few fun items to add (shells, buttons, lace etc.). $10 material fee included. No discounts.
Come out on a cool fall evening and make a whimsical, fleece hat for a child. You can choose from several different patterns that feature dog, cat, monkey, or owl. Susan will guide you through choosing a pattern, cutting it out and piecing it together. You will leave with a delightful holiday gift for your favorite child. Use our solid colors at no additional cost or please bring 1/3 yard of your chosen fabric: furry, bulky knit or fleece, a sewing machine, thread, straight pins, extension cord, hand sewing needle, thread, sewing scissors or rotary cutter & mat. Pattern provided. No discounts.
Note: change from printed catalog. This class is on December 3rd. Create a stunning accent light with a sparkling presence. Two circular hanging wire planters will be fixed together creating a globe that can be covered with twinkle lights. Create one or several and you will have a wonderful accent piece to brighten a dark corner or add mood lighting to a special event indoors or out. Students bring needle nose pliers, wire cutters, one or two strings of twinkle lights (plug in, battery, or solar powered), two wire circular planters of the same size. No discounts.
Do you have a loved one’s tweed sports jacket or a favorite dress that you would like to upcycle into treasured holiday decor? Maybe you have a dress of your own that you love but no longer wear. Those are perfect pieces to bring to this class to turn into beautiful Christmas stockings that you can use for many years to come. They make great hostess or teacher gift filled with a bottle of a favorite beverage, a beautiful memory stocking, door decoration or a fun and whimsical way to give St. Nick a place to put your Christmas surprises. Susan will share her expertise with you as you learn to create your own unique stocking embellished with ribbons, buttons, pockets, ric rac, etc. Bring your own clothing to upcycle and embellishments or use ours at no extra charge. Bring sewing scissors, thread, sewing machine and straight pins. No discounts.
Delve deep into the skills of narrative art and storytelling, and be prepared to create your own stories in comic book or graphic narrative form. Emphasis is on illustration, writing the script and presentation of ideas for potential publication. Students should bring a pad of drawing paper and pencils. No class Oct. 14 and Nov. 11.