These one-day experiences are open to all - no experience required!


Holiday Wreath Workshop (602)

Sherri Snyder, Auditorium
Thursday, December 7
6 - 8 pm/One Day
$70/Members: $50

Create a beautiful round wreath with a variety of luxurious, mixed evergreens and a bow that can proudly be displayed throughout the holiday season. All materials will be provided. Please bring shears or sharp pruners if you can, plus as nitrile-type garden gloves.

Holiday Arrangement (603)

Sherri Snyder, Auditorium
Monday, December 11
6 - 8 pm/One Day
$70/Member: $50

Floral arrangements add natural beauty to your decor, as well as provide an excellent hostess gift. Learn how to make this easy, long-lasting floral arrangement that can be used throughout the holiday season. All materials will be provided, please bring shears or sharp pruners if you can. We are lucky to have expert designer Sherri Snyder of Gull Lake Landscape Company join us each year for her very popular design workshops. Register early to secure your place!


Transfer Processes Workshop (785)

Vicki VanAmeyden, Print Studio
Saturday, January 20
10 am - 3 pm/One day $80/Members: $60

Learn several image transfer techniques during this creative and energetic workshop. Have fun transferring images both by hand and with printing press onto an assortment of surfaces "paper, fabric, wood, and more. This workshop will benefit anyone eager to explore new techniques and directions. Description of materials used, compatible images, and optional supplies provided upon enrollment. Most materials included. Bring your lunch.


Water Casting (730)

Holly Northrup, Jewelry Studio
Saturday, January 27
10 am - Noon/One day
$80/Members: $60

Prerequisite: Beginning Jewelry or equivalent
Water casting is an amazing way to create more abstract solid forms. With no molds or difficult casting equipment this method can be done easily at home. In this quick class you will learn how to water cast using silver including all equipment needed to get set up at home, each student will cast one to two pieces. After the casts are done we will discuss ways they can be incorporated into your jewelry.

Paint Together (935)

Fridays, February 9 (935A) & March 9 (935B)
6 - 8 pm/2 Sessions Studio 6
$20 per session
Come paint with acrylics and enjoy the company of others while creating your masterpiece. All painting supplies and inspirational material will be provided. You may bring your own subject matter, canvas, beverages and snacks. A monitor will be present to help with your painting needs. No online registration; please call 349-7775 ext. 3101.

PMC Precious Metal Clay/Fine Silver (731)

Linda Kekic, Jewelry Studio
Saturday & Sunday, February 10 & 11 10am - 3pm/Two days
$180/Members: $160

Prerequisite: Beginning Jewelry or equivalent
Explore Precious Metal Clay and make a variety of beautiful pieces of jewelry. PMC is fine silver mixed with an organic binder that is shaped by hand and fired in a kiln or with a torch. In this class we will create several pieces of jewelry including earrings, necklaces, beads and bracelets using both firing techniques. We will also create individual molds to make multiples and learn how to set a small stone. All materials provided with additional available for purchase.

Collagraph Workshop (786)

Vicki VanAmeyden, Print Studio
Saturday & Sunday, February 17 & 18
10 am - 3 pm/Two days
$100/Members: $80

Learn to create printing plates out of materials found around your home! A collagraph is simply a collage that is printed. Create several plates during the first day and print them during the second day. This is a great way to explore surface, texture, and layering through printmaking. Materials provided, but feel free to bring additional collage items. Bring lunch both days.

Tapestry Weaving (526)

Nancy Crampton, Weaving Studio
February 24 and 25
Saturday, February 24, 9 am - 5 pm
Sunday, February 25, 12 - 5 pm
$155/Members: $135

Learn the basic tapestry joins and ways to shade and blend yarns using adjustable tension frame looms furnished by the instructor. Several warping styles will be demonstrated and used. Discussions will include making a cartoon or plan for the tapestry and transferring the design for the warp threads. Finishing techniques, lining the weaving and mounting it willbe demonstrated. No prior experience is needed. Frame looms may be purchased.

Powder Coating (732)

Holly Northrup, Jewelry Studio
Saturday, February 24
12 - 5 pm/One day
$75/Members: $55

Prerequisite: Beginning Jewelry or equivalent experience.
Learn powder-coating methods that you can do at home. You will learn how to dip, sift, fill and mask your materials for powder coating. We will review finishing techniques that can be used once the powder coat has been applied. These alternative powder-coating methods will be easy to use at home once you learn them. Materials will be provided with additional materials available for purchase.

Contemporary Embroidery: From Surface Design to the Stitched (527)

Guest Artist, Jennifer Gould, Studio 2
Saturday & Sunday, March 24 & March 25
9:30am - 5pm/2 days
$170/Members: $150
$50 cancellation fee. No refund after 3/9

For the adventuresome spirit looking to work in a slower, more contemplative textile method, participants will begin
by using textile paints to print and paint fabric with images of their own design. These images will create pattern, areas
of color, or designs that inspire the hand stitching onto the fabric. The stitched mark or one's own personal stitch vocabulary will be discussed and used on fabric to create rhythm, movement, and visual and physical texture. This workshop will strive to have students look at stitching on fabrics, not as decorative, but as an expression of themselves "pulling something new and different from inside onto the cloth. Jennifer will have many samples of her own embroidered pieces, images of contemporary embroiderers' work from around the world, and books on hand. Supply list is online and in the registration office.