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Hot Date Night: Ceramics (322)

Brian Hirt and Chad Bagge, Studios 3 and 5 Friday, February 16
6:30 - 9:30 pm/One day
$75/Members: $55 (per couple)

Bring your special someone and experience working on the potters wheel. We ll turn up the heat with a Raku firing that will produce a piece to take home. It s the perfect opportunity to have creative time together, while learning something new. Couples can bring their own beverages and snacks.

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.

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.

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Chase Away the Winter Blues (925)

Drawing, Painting or Photography in the Greenhouse
Denise Lisiecki & Mary Whalen
River Street Flowerland
Saturday, February 24
12:30 - 4 pm/One day
$65/Members: $45

Get rid of the winter blues by drawing, painting or photographing beautiful plants and flowers in River Street Flowerland s Greenhouse. Individual instruction will be provided. Bring materials of your choice to create your beautiful images.

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.

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.


Electroforming (733)

Lauren Schildberg, Jewelry Studio
Saturdays, March 10 & 17
10 am - 1 pm/Two days
$95/Members: $75

Prerequisite: Beginning Jewelry or equivalent.
Explore the wonderful world of copper plating with an Electroforming workshop! Through individual help and demonstrations, you will learn all the necessary steps, skills and equipment to create electroformed jewelry at home or in the studio. Materials will be provided with additional materials available for purchase. Independent studio time will be available for the two days of class.

Kiln-Fused Plate/Bowl (409)

Linda Kekic, Studio 6
Sunday, March 11
1-4 pm/One day
$70/Members: $50

Make an artistic 10 fused glass plate or bowl that can be used as a centerpiece in your home. Using transparent and opaque glass, frit, confetti and stringer, you will learn to cut, grind and saw glass to design and create a one of a kind bowl or plate. All materials and tools included.

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VA Contemporary Embroidery: From Surface Design to the Stitched Mark (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.