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Jewelry - Spin Ring Workshop

$45

with Dana Ruth

Calendar Feb 28, 2024 at 5:30 pm

Are you ready to learn how to move metal and add movement to your metal? Let's learn about this versatile anticlastic form while making a Spin Ring! Dana loves this form with spinners or without spinners and to set stones on or set stones in. Design options are only limited by your inspiration and imagination. You will L-O-V-E this workshop. *hint, maybe you'd like this workshop for Valentine's Day, Galentine's Day, or Palentine's Day, or maybe you'd like to gift this workshop! You MUST have previous jewelry-making experience to take this class, strong foundation skills are required to guarantee success and smiles. Torch soldering and ring fabrication WILL NOT be taught in this workshop. Closed toe shoes required. Materials fee of $40 to be paid to instructor at class.

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Sewing with Knit Fabrics

$89

with Diana Falciani

Calendar Mar 4, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 5 weeks
Learn the basic properties of knit fabric and apply these toward the construction of a t-shirt. Bring a favorite crew neck t-shirt to copy as well as scissors, pins, ball point and universal needles of assorted sizes, fabric marking pen, measuring tape and 2 yards of solid cotton knit fabric (prewashed and machine dried) as well as matching thread and a spool of thread that doesn't match. Be prepared to cut out your fabric the first night of class.

Woodworking Open Studio

$169

with Libby Schrum

Calendar Mar 6, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Have you taken Woodworking I and II? Do you have projects that you need help with? Do you find you don't have the right tools and would like to use the tools in the Hatchery? Then Open Studio is for you! This is a self-guided class with instructor assistance when needed.

Knitting Open Studio 3.7.24

$15

with Tina Casteris

Calendar Mar 7, 2024 at 6 pm

This is an opportunity for you to finish up that project that has been languishing, to get some expert help fixing your mistakes, or just take some time to knit in the company of others. Bring your own materials including projects at any stage, instructor will have yarn and needles available for practice and demonstration.

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Carving Signs

$65

with Sherwood Hilt

Calendar Mar 12, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 5 weeks
This class is for beginners in wood carving. You will learn the art of carving a wood sign from an instructor who has been carving a variety of objects for over 31 years. Signs can be small or large, carved plain or decoratively, and made from a variety of wood. At the first class, we will discuss tools you will need and how to use them. The materials fee of $12 is payable to the instructor at the first class.

Plant Design with the Magical Air Plant Aerarium

$15

with Elba-Gloria Rangel-Erazo

Calendar Mar 12, 2024 at 6 pm

You will create an enchanted home called an Aerarium for the air plant known as a Tillandsia, so that you can enjoy it year-round in your house. There are plants, like vegetables, that require moist, nutrient-rich soil. Others, like your pet cactus, prefer dry rocky soil, and there are others that grow in mud or water, like the lotus flower. But have you ever seen a plant that grows with NO soil whatsoever? That's the Tillandsia - or "Air Plant", and this class will teach you how to care for this magical plant. Similar to building a terrarium, you will go home with a container, your new plant, and some decorative items to highlight your plant. You will also learn all about Tillandsia and how to care for them! Materials fee includes plant, container, and decorations for one Aerarium.

Weaving a Life

$45

with Germaine Koomen

Calendar Mar 12, 2024 at 6 pm

Weaving a Life is a simple, symbolic weaving process suitable for both beginning and experienced weavers. This approach allows one to explore one’s possibilities through creating a series of simple weavings called keyforms. The keyforms – amulet, bowl, doll, belt, mask, sacred bundle, and shawl – are elemental forms common to all cultures throughout the world. They become physical manifestations of personal meaning for the one who creates them. The woven forms hold symbolic significance in themselves, and form a kind of vessel or template for the individual to create a unique and personal experience of a path to self-discovery. In this class you will weave an amulet, if there is enough student interest we will add sessions to weave other keyforms. Registration fee includes all materials.

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Introduction to Touch Drawing

$139

with Barbara Davis

Calendar Mar 20, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Touch Drawing is a simple process accessible to all, artist, and non-artist alike. Participants are first guided through a brief meditation and visual imagery to help them settle into and access their felt sense. We begin by rolling wet paint out on a board and placing a piece of paper on top. We draw with our hands on the dry side of the paper and watch forms and images appear. There is no advanced planning about what to draw, no copying of images or attempting to draw something specific. Rather, the hands move in response to our internal sensations, feelings and impulses opening a channel to our creativity and bypassing our ego and critical thinking. The process tends to bring about a state of calm and wonder as unexpected images begin to appear and participants will learn to follow the lead of the image. A series of drawings will be created in each session. Participants will be encouraged to engage in free or spontaneous writing to aid in the integration process. Participants will be taught how to mount their drawings and embellish them with additional color and shape. Optional personal sharing in small groups will be encouraged as well. $20 materials fee included in registration.





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